Akamai’s acquisition of Linode makes lots of sense, even if Linode’s customers won’t be happy. The real winner, though, is Cloudflare.
Cloudflare’s new storage offering is potentially disruptive both economically and strategically.
AWS’s responses to Cloudflare are still predicated on an assumption of centralizaion; the truth is in the middle, and the status quo is powerful.
Cloudflare is uniquely positioned to become a major player in an Internet 3.0 world, where politics matter more than economics.
Interviews with Patrick Collison, Brad Smith, Thomas Kurian, and Matthew Prince about Moderation in Infrastructure
Infrastructure companies need a distinct approach to moderation that focuses on neutrality and due process.
The comparison of WeWork to AWS shouldn’t be taken too far, because software is different. Look no further than Cloudflare’s IPO. Plus, leadership matters.
More on moderation, including why Cloudflare is important systematically, a reminder that there are no more gatekeepers, which means moderation is always reactive, and why Facebook and YouTube still deserve the most scrutiny.
The question of what should be moderated, and when, is an increasingly frequent one in tech. There is no bright line, but there are ways to get closer to an answer.
Cloudflare dropped 8chan as a customer after this weekend’s shootings; CEO Matthew Prince explains the company’s thought process, the responsibilities of infrastructure providers, and what a sustainable Internet looks like.