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.
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.
An Interview with Replika Founder and CEO Eugenia Kuyda
An interview with Replika founder and CEO Eugenia Kuyda about relationship AI, what actually matters for consumers when it comes to chatbots, and the Replika risks and risqué.
Netflix Earnings, Netflix’s Movie Strategy, Accretive Ads
Netflix’s earnings show that its ad business is doing even better than expected, and that its movie release strategy is right to be different.
AI, NIL, and Zero Trust Authenticity
AI-generated content is not going to harm those with the capability of breaking through: it will make them stronger, aided by Zero Trust Authenticity
Substack Notes, Twitter Blocks Substack, Substack Versus Writers
Substack launched a Twitter competitor, and Twitter responded, in a predictable way. The real losers were writers, who were bound to be de-prioritized by Substack eventually.
Replit and Google, The Google Perspective, Twitter’s Bad Idea
The Replit-Google deal is an obvious one for Replit, but it’s much more important than Google — who didn’t go far enough. Then, Musk’s latest Twitter idea makes no sense.
Microsoft Office AI, Copilot and Tech’s Two Philosophies, Business Chat and Appropriate Fear
Microsoft just delivered the most compelling AI demo yet with its Office Copilots and Business Chat; Silicon Valley should wake up to the threat this new Microsoft represents.
An Interview with The Ringer Founder and CEO Bill Simmons
An interview with The Ringer Founder and CEO Bill Simmons about his career, how the Internet has changed media, and the future of podcasts at Spotify.