Shopify is lowering fees for developers, which makes sense given it is operating an app store, the Internet’s most powerful business model.
The Windows 11 announcement was fun and interesting, but there is a reason that Windows is no longer the center of Microsoft’s business.
Distribution on the Internet is free; what matters is controlling demand. AT&T and Verizon didn’t understand the distinction.
Should regulators be able to see the future, and a reminder that Aggregators are good for customers and suppliers. Then, Spotify starts selling demand, and potentially podcasts.
Congress is exactly where discussions about tech and society should be happening. Then, a list of questions for every tech CEO.
Apple and Facebook seem like they are in conflict, but have often been each other’s best partners.
Facebook Shops are good for Shopify merchants, but bad for Shopify; the answer is to push more into the real world.
Google’s continued dominance may not be intransigence, but rather the difficulty of regulating demand. Then, how Apple helps Google and Facebook, and Barry Diller isn’t blaming Google.
Understanding the differences between platforms and Aggregators is critical when it comes to considering regulation.
More on Apple and restrictions on competition, and why it is different than Google. Then, Apple’s actions around vaping cross the line, plus why TikTok does not deserve the benefit of the doubt.