Follow-up on Zynga’s financials, the New York Times All Access bundle, The Athletic’s focus on quantity over quality, Facebook’s antitrust loss, and Apple’s South Korea App Store change
Take-Two buys its way into mobile, and the New York Times re-bundles.
It is fine to be excited about web3, but it doesn’t seem right to deny the real opportunities already afforded by the Internet. Plus, tying up loose ends on TV and sports.
The increased popularity of F1 shows how sports can be valuable to Netflix, and why sports remain valuable to Disney.
The Internet has uniquely impacted regional sports networks, thanks to the reality of free distribution. Sports leagues will need to adapt.
Disney’s results suggest the company should stay the course with its current streaming strategy; however, the way it funds movies may have to change.
Amazon’s purchase of MGM makes sense strategically, but also points to bigger ambitions; it also highlights how a lot of antitrust talk is actually anti-monopoly.
Differentiation can flow from the writer, but also from the subject. That is why the Substack model could help deliver the local news business model.
Substack is at the center of media controversy, most of which misses the point that sovereign writers — not Substack — are in control.
Twitter’s acquisition of Revue points to a huge opportunity for the company; can the company execute well enough to take advantage?