An interview with Eric Seufert about Apple’s big overhaul of SKAdNetwork, speculating about a possible Apple Ad Network, and why we’re both optimistic about Meta’s outlook. In addition, we discuss Snap’s disastrous year, and the Unity-ironSource-AppLovin acquisition drama.
AppLovin Offers to Buy Unity, Roblox Earnings, Amazon Buys iRobot
More Unity drama, which validates the ironSource deal. Then, games might not be recession proof, and why Amazon bought iRobot.
More on Unity and ironSource, Developer Discontent, Tactics and Execution
Unity’s ironSource acquisition makes sense in isolation, but there are reasons to be concerned about the overall direction of the company.
Unity Merges With ironSource, Football Follow-up, Uber/Musk Follow-up
Unity’s merger with ironSource makes lots of sense, plus more on live sports and the Internet, and tough questions raised by Elon Musk and Uber
Shopify Follow-up, Shopify Audiences, Unity Earnings
Shopify Audiences looks a lot like the ad product they need to build; then, Unity has a big miss, but is adamant it is a one-time problem.
Unity, Weta, and Faceless Platforms
Unity’s acquisition of Weta digital makes sense for both sides, and positions Unity to be an essential platform for tech’s future.
Unity Buys Weta Digital, An Interview with Unity CEO John Riccitiello
The Weta acquisition, Unity’s ambitions, their advertising business and relationship with Apple, and why Riccitiello thinks my understanding of the metaverse isn’t quite right.
The AWS Question, Facebook and Unity, HoloLens 2
How Amazon’s success with AWS make sense in the context of The Value Chain Constraint, and why Oculus and Facebook do not. Plus, why Microsoft’s approach to HoloLens 2 makes sense.