Platforms in an Aggregator World

Facebook Shops are good for Shopify merchants, but bad for Shopify; the answer is to push more into the real world.

Uber + Grubhub?, Aggregator Acquisitions, Uber and Lime

An Uber acquisition of GrubHub makes all kinds of sense, but for the same reasons that it will be frowned upon by regulators (and for good reason). Then, Uber’s investment in Lime makes sense as well.

Dithering and Open Versus Free

Announcing the new Dithering podcast, and why it is important to fight for the open ecosystem that Spotify is trying to aggregate.

The Anti-Amazon Alliance

Google Shopping is changing its model, suggesting Google is joining the Anti-Amazon Alliance; 3rd-party merchants should do the same.

How Tech Can Build

Marc Andreessen has written (another) seminal essay: It’s Time to Build. What does that mean for tech and venture capital?

Coronavirus Clarity

The coronavirus crisis is making clear just how powerful tech companies are; hopefully this leads to a much more productive conversation about how that power should be utilized or regulated.