Apple’s Services Event

Apple’s Services Event generally made sense, even if most products weren’t ready to launch. It’s fair to wonder, though, if something important is being lost.

The Cost of Apple News

Apple News is primed to offer a subscription bundle, but publishers should be wary of being Aggregated.

Spotify’s Podcast Aggregation Play

Spotify is making a major move into podcasts, where it appears to have clear designs to be the sort of Aggregator it cannot be when it comes to music.

The BuzzFeed Lesson

The lesson of BuzzFeed is that dominant Aggregators like Facebook have no incentive to act against their self interest and support suppliers.

Netflix Flexes

Netflix is an Aggregator, with a value chain that lets it drive demand, raise prices, and dismiss competition.

More on Amazon’s “HQ2”, Two New Paywalls, Subscription Fatigue?

More details are out about Amazon’s site selections, including a 3rd city. Then, two new sites have paywalls, but the paywalls are different in important ways. Plus, why I think “subscription fatigue” both is and isn’t a thing.