ESPN’s decision to close Grantland seems to be more evidence that there is no future outside of massive scale or one-man operations. Bill Simmons’ recent successes, though, suggest that the answer could be the exact opposite.
In a week where much of the Internet was all atwitter about Mobilegeddon, Google’s pre-announced algorithm change that will favor mobile-friendly sites in mobile search results, a potentially far more impactful announcement was much more of a surprise: Facebook is tweaking the News Feed algorithm. This is a big deal for publishers in particular: according […]
Good morning, Moore’s Law really is fifty years old: the original paper was in 1965, not 1975. Ugh! On to the update: Samsung’s Retreat While I have used the smiling curve to explain the dilemma facing publishers, as I noted at the time the very concept came from the world of Asian OEM’s — Acer […]
Good morning, I wanted to give you a quick update on Stratechery. I am in the process of implementing a new membership system that should hopefully solve many of the problems some of you have encountered, including logging in issues, abrupt cancellations, etc. In broad strokes I am moving from packaged software to a software-as-a-service […]
Good morning, Thanks for the responses to my Daily Update RSS Usage survey – if you missed it yesterday, I’m exploring options for updating my site, and need to understand how important RSS usage for the Daily Update is to you. On to the update: Samsung and Qualcomm The Samsung-Qualcomm soap opera – in many […]
Good morning, I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s article about Xiaomi, because there is a lot more about the company on the way. James Allworth and I just recorded a podcast that dove deeper into both the company as well as the markets they are competing for, the validity of patents, China’s tortured history and […]
Good morning, I received multiple reports that Friday’s Daily Update was marked as containing phishing links. I can absolutely confirm this is not the case, so if you missed it, please take a look in your spam folder. For the third Monday in a row I’m writing about media – Media Mondays if you will. […]
The implication of the Smiling Curve is not only that aggregators have increased economic power, but that differentiated suppliers do as well; Omni Software is an example.
Good morning, As you will see in your inboxes momentarily, I wrote a new post on Stratechery called Two Microsofts about Microsoft’s decision to make Office free on mobile for consumers. The big takeaway is that, if you look at Microsoft through the lens of business models, they are already two different companies: one consumer, […]
Good morning, A quick announcement: as some of you may know, Glassboard, which we’ve been using for the Stratechery message board for Access members, is closing down. A couple of relevant notes: For new Access members, this is why you have not received an invite I am implementing a new solution There will be broad […]