An interview with Eric Seufert about Mobile Dev Memo’s new business model, the prospects for streamers building advertising business model, the potential for generative AI in advertising, along with the dangers of relying too much on marketing automation, and whether or not Meta figured out ATT. We also discuss Facebook Shops and Shopify, and the E.U.’s recent fines on Meta.
Shopify-Amazon Follow-Up, Amazon and Pinterest, Meta Shops To Require Native Checkout
Recent announcements from Amazon and Pinterest and Meta with regards to shops show how owning conversion is essential in a post-ATT world.
Spotify’s New Home Page, Categorizing Advertising, Spotify’s Competition for Discovery
Spotify announced a new home page, which makes sense both in isolation and in the context of Spotify’s competition with YouTube.
An Interview with Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger About Artifact
An interview with Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger about Artifact, their new app that is widely available today. Plus, what they learned from Instagram, revisiting the Facebook acquisition, and the future of social media.
Google Earnings, YouTube’s Aggregation Bid, YouTube Shorts Monetization
The search slowdown in Google’s earnings raises questions without clear answers. Then, YouTube is trying to be an Aggregator, and putting pressure on Meta with its Shorts monetization plan.
An Interview with Eric Seufert About Meta’s Earnings and the Google-DOJ Case
An interview with Eric Seufert about Meta’s earnings, the ATT recession, new European regulations, and the DOJ-Google antitrust case.
Twitter’s Link Ban, Network Portability, China and the Trailing Edge
Twitter’s link ban is not a new tactic to the company, or the industry, and shows where regulation goes wrong. Then, China doubles down on trailing edge semiconductor capacity.
An Interview with Eugene Wei About Streaming and Social Media
An interview with Eugene Wei about streaming and social media, including Netflix, TikTok, Twitter, and why the first wave of social networks were a fundamental mismatch with human nature.
Meta deserves a bit of a discount off of its recent highs, but a number of myths about its business have caused the market to over-react.
Instagram Reels Struggles, Meta’s Mistake, TikTok at Code
Instagram policy with regards to TikTok content shows Meta hasn’t internalized the real risk from the Chinese company; then, revisiting U.S. TikTok policy