Any regulation, including those around net neutrality, should be put to a cost-benefit analysis. In this case regulation advocates come up short.
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.
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 the […]
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 Wall […]
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 […]