Defining Aggregators

Building on Aggregation Theory, this provides a precise definition of the characteristics of aggregators, and a classification system based on suppliers. Plus, how to think about aggregator regulation.

Intel, Mobileye, and Smiling Curves

Intel is buying Mobileye; it’s an acquisition that makes sense once you realize how much value there is in components.

DistroKid, The “Publisher’s Right”, Shopify’s Results

Distrokid is small, but it’s a powerful example of the how distribution is not a value-add, the implications of which European publishers have yet to learn. It’s a lesson that doesn’t just apply to media, either.

The FANG Playbook

The FANG companies — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google — are far more similar than you might think. Their rise in value is no accident, and it is connected to Aggregation Theory.