The Relentless Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is retiring, and will go down as one of the great CEO’s in tech history, in part because of how he transformed Amazon into a tech company in every respect.

Publishing is Back to the Future

Journalism cannot afford to be divorced from business realities; that applies to Australia, the New York Times, and even Andreessen Horowitz.

Intel Problems

Intel is in much more danger than its profits suggest; the problems are a long time in the making, and the solution is to split up the company.

Internet 3.0 and the Beginning of (Tech) History

The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.

Trump and Twitter

Twitter and Facebook face the gravest Trump crisis yet, and this time, I think it is time to act.

New Defaults

The pandemic and vaccine rollout have highlighted where the West has lost its way; we need new defaults about information, change, and speed.

Social Networking 2.0

Facebook and Twitter represent the v1 of Social Networking; it’s a bad copy of the analog world, whereas v2 is something unique to digital, and a lot more promising.

Privacy Labels and Lookalike Audiences

Apple’s position on privacy seems unimpeachable, but it ignores trade-offs, and risks a bad outcome for the Internet as a whole.

Stripe: Platform of Platforms

Stripe’s announcement of Treasury — banking-as-a-service — manifests the breadth of the company’s ambition.