Recent announcements from Amazon and Pinterest and Meta with regards to shops show how owning conversion is essential in a post-ATT world.
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Shopify Exits Logistics, The Shopify Logistics Side Quest, Whither Buy with Prime
Shopify is getting out of logistics, after a confusing four year journey for both the company and myself; now it has to figure out how to respond to Buy with Prime.
An Interview with Gregory C. Allen About China’s Chip Ban Response
An interview with Gregory C. Allen about Japan and Netherlands joining the chip ban, whether this path was avoidable, and what China is going to do next.
Facebook Earnings, Generative AI and Messaging Monetization, Open Source and AI
Meta’s earnings showed that all of Meta’s Myths were, in fact, myths. Plus, how LLMs can benefit Meta ad products, and why Meta might open source more AI models.
The Phoenix Suns Go Over-the-Air, Fans and Franchise Valuation, Attention and Customer Acquisition
The Phoenix Suns are skipping RSN’s and broadcasting games over the air; this is the smartest thing an NBA team has done since the Internet came around.
An Interview with Chip War Author Chris Miller
An Interview with Chip War author Chris Miller about why the U.S. succeeded in chips when the USSR didn’t, globalization and the importance of Taiwan and South Korea, and China’s prospects post chip ban.
UK Blocks Microsoft Activision Acquisition, Microsoft and Google Earnings
The UK blocks Microsoft’s Activision acquisition using a market definition that makes no sense; then, Google and Microsoft’s earnings both talked about AI, but the discussion was more favorable to Microsoft
Apple, Epic, and the Court of Appeals; Apple’s Federal Victory; Epic’s California Win
Apple seems to have won the Appeals Court case in the Epic antitrust lawsuit, but there was a meaningful victory for developers when it comes to the App Store’s anti-steering provision.
BuzzFeed Shutters News, Startups and the R&D Tax Credit
BuzzFeed finally pulls the plug on news; fortunately I already wrote a mea culpa. Then, a little-known tax change is a big problem for tech startups in particular.
An Interview with Replika Founder and CEO Eugenia Kuyda
An interview with Replika founder and CEO Eugenia Kuyda about relationship AI, what actually matters for consumers when it comes to chatbots, and the Replika risks and risqué.