Casper Files for IPO, Casper’s Business, Spotify Ad Targeting

Casper is a tech-enabled company, but so are its many competitors. Trying to win with brand is difficult in a market defined by infrequent purchases. Spotify, meanwhile, is seeking to expand the podcasting market beyond companies like Casper.

Bluesky, The Twitter Protocol Tragedy, Alternatives

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the company would be setting up a team to pursue a more open alternative to social network; unfortunately, the time to do so was ten years ago.

TV Advertising Falls; The Sports Linchpin, Revisited; NBA Ratings

TV Advertising is down, as price increases finally overwhelm the decline in viewers. It’s important to note, though, that sports still matter. This is something the NBA may not completely understand.

Amazon Earnings, AWS Concerns, Google Earnings

Amazon’s earnings are encouraging because profits are down. Still, there is reason for concern around AWS. Then, Google’s top-line continues to impress, but the company continues to waste huge amounts of money, hurting the bottom line.

Snap Earnings, Notes and Concerns, DoorDash and Tipping

Snap’s earnings were impressive, including the most valuable AR application of all time, but the company still needs to show it can earn advertisers broadly. Then, DoorDash responds to pressure from the demand side.