WeWork Delays IPO, Datadog Prices IPO, SoftBank and Going Big

WeWork abandons its IPO, for now, and is likely at the mercy of Softbank. Then, why Datadog is set to have a great IPO, in direct counter to WeWork and a direct rebuke to Softbank’s approach.

Slack’s Earnings, Slack’s Sales Cycle, The FTC Fines YouTube

Slack’s earnings were fine, but lacked the explosive growth their valuation needed. Understanding Slack’s past and future product-market fit explains why. Then, the real problem with the FTC’s fine of YouTube is a lack of transparency.

What Is a Tech Company?

The question of “What is a tech company” comes down to how much software and its unique characteristics affects the company’s core business.

The WeWork IPO

The WeWork IPO is defined by audaciousness and excess, all of which is driven by unlimited access to capital.

Microsoft’s Earnings, Teams Passes Slack, The Partner Advantage

Microsoft continues to crush earnings with its integrated approach. Then, Teams passed Slack, and its lead will likely widen, because it is a sustaining technology, not a disruptive one. Plus, the importance of Microsoft partners.

Facebook’s FTC Fine, Apple and Microsoft’s Mistake, IBM’s Unbundling

Facebook’s FTC fine is being pilloried, but it really is large and unprecedented. Plus, why Facebook critics were asleep at the wheel. Then, Microsoft saving Apple has an analogy to IBM, and is a potential argument in favor of antitrust action.

Cloudera and Pivotal, Box and Zuora

Four companies that are getting hammered in the stock market after releasing growth projections that missed expectations; it’s not clear that all of them will come back.