Uber’s layoffs were a necessary adjustment to a marketing strategy that made sense previously, but not today. Then, why the T-Mobile-Sprint merger should have been approved, and the secondary impacts of the decision.
T-Mobile to Acquire Sprint, Microsoft Earnings
T-Mobile is acquiring Sprint. The deal makes a lot of sense, particularly in the context of 5G — will regulators look forward or backward? Then, Microsoft continues to own the CIO relationship.
Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II
Any regulation, including those around net neutrality, should be put to a cost-benefit analysis. In this case regulation advocates come up short.
Comcast’s Inevitable Data Caps; T-Mobile Offers Free Video; America Versus Europe on Net Neutrality
Net neutrality regulation was inevitably the first domino when it came to changes in U.S. broadband: both data caps and zero-rate plans are inevitable responses. People who don’t like any of this should start focusing on the root problem — and solution.
Daily Update: Sprint Abandons T-Mobile Bid, Microsoft Hires New Head of BD, Apple Touts App Store
Good morning, Yesterday I wrote about P&G’s recent decision to reduce its brands from nearly 200 to less than 100. While the easy takeaway is to talk about focus and bloat, I actually think that there is a tech story here as well. After all, lots of brands made a lot of sense in theSubscribe […]
Daily Update: Fire Phone Follow-up, T-Mobile Test Drive, Adobe’s New Business Model Part 2
Good morning, I originally planned on avoiding yesterday’s Reuters piece about Apple’s smartwatch mainly because the idea of a 2.5” screen seems absurd (it is noteworthy that the piece included specifics about the manufacturer – Quanta Computer in Taiwan – and timing – production starting in July). Just before sending this update, though, the WallSubscribe […]
Subsidization and Saturation
Thanks to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, subsidies are once again in the news: AT&T’s top executive says the era of big subsidies for devices is coming to an end, as wireless operators can no longer afford to fund a constant smartphone upgrade cycle. Speaking at an investor conference in New York City on Tuesday, AT&T […]