A follow-up to The TikTok War, including Xi Jinping’s ideology, Facebook’s blindspot, and why TikTok should be compared to YouTube.
Understanding analog chips and the geopolitical angle, and why Facebook should not ban political ads.
An Interview with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about the acquisition of Rimeto and competing with Microsoft.
Uber acquires Postmates, which makes me bullish about DoorDash. Then, TikTok invokes Shakespeare.
Facebook responds to China in Hong Kong, while Stripe avoids the complication. Then, Instagram Reels shows why Instagram Stories succeeded.
The Daily Update will return on Monday, July 6. You can view the Daily Update posting schedule here.
India is banning Chinese apps, in a reminder that nations still matter; China knows the more than anyone. Then, why centralized App Stores make this easier, and why Reddit is a reminder that infrastructure matters.
How Apple’s moat was built, the parallels to the Intel transition, and more developer tension.
Apple and Hey go back and forth, but probably not to court.
Apple’s likely next steps, encouraging moves from Shopify, and quick thoughts on the EU versus Apple, Section 230, and Zoom and encryption