An interview with Eric Seufert about Mobile Dev Memo’s new business model, the prospects for streamers building advertising business model, the potential for generative AI in advertising, along with the dangers of relying too much on marketing automation, and whether or not Meta figured out ATT. We also discuss Facebook Shops and Shopify, and the E.U.’s recent fines on Meta.
Meta’s Low E.U. ARPU, The Supreme Court and Section 230
Meta makes a surprisingly small amount of money in the E.U., particularly on an ARPU basis; then, the Supreme Court signals strong support for Section 230
An Interview with Ben Thompson at the MoffettNathanson Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference
An interview with me about my background, Aggregation Theory, AI, streaming, and more.
Cord-Cutting and YouTube TV, Disney Earnings, Pay TV’s Vision Cycles
YouTube TV may be the sports bundle, and then Disney’s earnings offer a framing to discuss how and why the bundle unraveled, and the best way to rebuild around streaming.
Google I/O and the Coming AI Battles
Google A/I suggests that AI is a sustaining innovation for all of Big Tech; that means the real battle will be between incumbents and Big Tech on one side, and open source on the other.
[FREE] Meta Open Sources Another AI Model, Moats and Open Source, Apple and Meta
Meta open-sourced another model: is there any differentiation in closed source? Plus, why Meta and Apple can never escape each other, but why Meta might want to cut out Amazon.
Shopify-Amazon Follow-Up, Amazon and Pinterest, Meta Shops To Require Native Checkout
Recent announcements from Amazon and Pinterest and Meta with regards to shops show how owning conversion is essential in a post-ATT world.
Facebook Earnings, Generative AI and Messaging Monetization, Open Source and AI
Meta’s earnings showed that all of Meta’s Myths were, in fact, myths. Plus, how LLMs can benefit Meta ad products, and why Meta might open source more AI models.
The Unified Content Business Model
Every content company is or should be moving to a model that incorporates both subscriptions and ads; creator platforms should help their publishers do the same.
BuzzFeed Shutters News, Startups and the R&D Tax Credit
BuzzFeed finally pulls the plug on news; fortunately I already wrote a mea culpa. Then, a little-known tax change is a big problem for tech startups in particular.