Breaking down what is going wrong with Peloton’s business, and why it might make sense to go in the opposite direction.
Google Sued by States, Ranking the Cases, Fantasy Basketball and Silver Linings
Google’s many antitrust cases, ranked! Plus, one small way that COVID is pushing one group of friends into the future.
Slack Acquires Rimeto, New Teams Features, An Interview with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield
An Interview with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about the acquisition of Rimeto and competing with Microsoft.
Hey v Apple Follow-Up, Shopify and Walmart, Three Follow-Ups
Apple’s likely next steps, encouraging moves from Shopify, and quick thoughts on the EU versus Apple, Section 230, and Zoom and encryption
Podcast Apps Banned in China, Podcast Censorship, Zoom Suspends U.S.-based Chinese Activist
Two podcasts apps were banned in China; Apple has to follow local law, but how much censorship is Apple doing itself? Then Zoom demonstrates it can’t be trusted.
Zoom’s Earnings, Zoom and AWS, Zoom and End-to-end Encryption
Zoom didn’t just add free users: it’s revenue exploded as well. How AWS made that possible, and why Zoom’s encryption plans are a good idea.
Zoom’s “Genuine Oversight”, Zoom’s Strengths and Weaknesses, Virality Versus Network Effects
Zoom has another screwup, this time in terms of reporting how many users it has. It is a disturbing pattern and a reminder that strengths are weaknesses.
An Interview with Zeynep Tufekci About Masks, Media, and Information Ecology
Zoom made the exact sort of post they needed to; then, an interview with Zeynep Tufekci about masks, media, and information ecology, and what it means if the techlash is over.
Zoom Follow-Up, Twitter Unmasking Follow-up, TSMC and Huawei
More on Zoom and its critical moment, then follow-up on Unmasking Twitter, and a major story about TSMC and Huawei.
Zoom and Facebook, Zoom Mistakes, Zoom Fixes
Zoom was sharing data with Facebook, probably on accident, but it is the company’s second major privacy and security-related screw-up. It’s a real concern as far as the company’s upside — and so is its connection to China.