Instacart is two different companies in one: the tech company is dependent on but in some respects in conflict with the logistics one. Then, ARM pops.
Arm’s F-1 is out, and while there is a reasonable plan for growth, its hard to justify the price Softbank is hoping for.
One more point on Peloton’s poor operations, then more news from the chip industry: Intel makes an acquisition and ARM is on its own.
Intel’s earnings showed lower margins, and it won’t be the last time. Then, an interview with Jay Goldberg About Nvidia, ARM, and Intel.
Brandless is closing down, which is being spun into a commentary on Softbank. This is fair, but the bigger takeaway is about DTC broadly.
SoftBank is rescuing WeWork in a very strange transaction, then re-visiting what I have written about WeWork. Plus, Zuckerberg’s appearance in Congress confirmed why Libra is the wrong approach for the company.
Why Neither/New companies are different than traditional marketplaces, how Vision Fund’s flaws led to Adam Neumann being forced out, and why Peloton has a big opportunity it might not see.
Uber represents something new: a company that is different than incumbents because of technology, yet not itself a tech company — just like the Venture Fund is not a VC.
WeWork abandons its IPO, for now, and is likely at the mercy of Softbank. Then, why Datadog is set to have a great IPO, in direct counter to WeWork and a direct rebuke to Softbank’s approach.
The New York Times has a compelling expose of how Apple dominates App Store search. Then, WeWork may not IPO, although its CEO will be fine; the bigger question, though is about SoftBank’s Vision Fund.