Disney’s earnings raise the question as to whether the company is over-investing in streaming; I don’t think so, and I also think ads will help.
Shopify Audiences looks a lot like the ad product they need to build; then, Unity has a big miss, but is adamant it is a one-time problem.
Meta’s earnings weren’t that great, but expectations were worse. Then, why Meta and Google are well-positioned for a future with less data.
Twitter follow-up, and then looking for evidence between the lines about ATT’s impact on Google.
Netflix’s earnings were not only bad on the surface, they were arguably worse than they appeared.
Twitter should go private and return to its pre-2012 approach of being a centralized service with third-party clients.
The obvious follow-up: Why Netflix Should Not Sell Ads. Plus, thoughts on Elon Musk’s investment in Twitter.
Netflix has been resolutely opposed to selling ads, prioritizing the user experience; however, the market conditions for streaming have changed, and so should Netflix
The E.U.’s DMA has some good ideas, but is fundamentally misguided and will make things worse for everyone.
More on Substack, and how they have done right by publishers, and why their approach may be essential in a post-ATT world.