Email Addresses and Razor Blades

The fate of Harry’s and other DTC companies, particularly relative to companies like Credit Karma, highlight how the Internet elevates the importance of demand over supply.

First, Do No Harm

As regulators look closer at acquisitions they should be extremely wary of unintended consequences. The current system works well for everyone, most of the time.

Facebook’s Platform Opportunity

Facebook is under pressure from all sides, but that actually means it has an opportunity to build the platform it has always wanted — in digital ads.

Clearview AI, The Problem with Scraping, Tradeoffs

Clearview AI is billed as a story about facial recognition, but the most important questions it raises is about scraping. And, by doing so, it reveals how many trade-offs we have yet to confront.

Portability and Interoperability

Data portability is friendly to consumers, but it has very little to do with encouraging competition, at least relative to interoperability.