Dropbox finally focuses on business, while Facebook realizes it’s a big company now.
Dropbox just announced a major new product, Paper. However, I think it is far too little far too later. Meanwhile, Google is using pricing gimmicks for Apps, which speaks to how little the core product has evolved.
Slack has more numbers out, and while from a certain perspective the company still seems small, a step back reveals just how significant the opportunity is. Still, nothing is guaranteed, and Dropbox happens to offer a very useful cautionary tale.
A year ago I compared and contrasted Box and Dropbox; both have taken very different paths over the last year, and in light of Box’s earnings and recent Dropbox news I check back in on their progress. Also, Apple and ad-blockers.
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Good morning, To the update! More Amazon Bear Signals Earlier this year I detailed why I’ve become an Amazon bear in Losing my Amazon Religion. With regards to Amazon’s convoluted plan to drive e-commerce through original video and the Fire phone I questioned: So what exactly is going on? Why is Amazon building vertical devicesSubscribe […]
Good morning, There have been a whole clutch of new Apple rumors in the last 24 hours, particularly around payments. Next week I’ll be getting back to writing twice-weekly articles for the main site, and plan to spend at least one (and probably two) focused on the iPhone. So hang tight. I also got anSubscribe […]
Good morning, I forgot to link in yesterday’s update, but in case you missed it I wrote a piece on Stratechery defending Uber’s $18.2 billion valuation. To be clear, I’m not saying that Uber is guaranteed to succeed, but rather the size of the opportunity and the relative risk involved make it an obvious investmentSubscribe […]
Good morning, Here are today’s updates: Level3 and Internet Congestion Level3, one of the largest Tier 1 network providers in the country, wrote a blog post called Observations of an Internet Middleman: The average utilization across all those interconnected ports is 36 percent. So you might be asking – what is all the fuss aboutSubscribe […]