Apple and Facebook

Apple and Facebook seem like they are in conflict, but have often been each other’s best partners.

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.

Shopify and the Power of Platforms

It is all but impossible to beat an Aggregator head-on, as Walmart is trying to do with Amazon. The solution instead is to build a platform like Shopify.

The Cost of Developers

Microsoft paid a lot for GitHub, because it had to pay directly for access to developers. It doesn’t have the leverage of users the way that Apple does on the App Store.