Ev Williams premise that media is broken is correct. It’s broken, though, because of the business model, which means another bad business model isn’t the solution.
Apple had several announcements that were relatively boring from a product perspective but very interesting when it comes to strategy. Plus, its new “Clips” app may point to new products in the future.
Following up on Ad Agencies and Accountability, first with a correction on agency fees, and then a discussion of Google’s announced changes. Then, Foursquare has completed its multi-year pivot, and it looks like a great business.
Microsoft Teams has officially launched, and the batter with Slack is as fascinating as ever. Indeed, it is perhaps the most compelling battle in all of enterprise software.
Uber looks to be in very big trouble if the allegations in Waymo’s lawsuit are true; this also may be what finally does in Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Google, though, messed up too, in the same way they have before.
A follow-up on Google Next and the definition of “Blocking and Tackling”, then, Ben went viral, and lessons learned
The Google Next keynote was lacking in vision, but Google still has a big opportunity. Then, Box seems to have turned the corner, validating their approach. Will more modern sales approaches work as well?