An interview with Instacart CEO Fidji Simo about Instacart and why she believes it is a generational company.
Roblox Ads, Walmart Land, Internal Economies
Roblox announced an advertising platform; I’m skeptical about the value to brand advertisers, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be valuable to Roblox itself.
The Services iPhone
Apple introduced some impressive product updates; the real news, though, were the prices, which suggested that Apple is fully embracing being a services company.
House of the Dragon and Creative Programming, The Big Ten’s Deal, Disney’s New Prices
How much of the difference between HBO and Netflix is mindset? Plus, the Big Ten’s new deal, and Disney raises prices
An Interview With Eric Seufert About the Future of Digital Advertising
An interview with Eric Seufert about Apple’s big overhaul of SKAdNetwork, speculating about a possible Apple Ad Network, and why we’re both optimistic about Meta’s outlook. In addition, we discuss Snap’s disastrous year, and the Unity-ironSource-AppLovin acquisition drama.
Apple and Facebook’s Pre-ATT Negotiations, Timing and Documentation, ATT’s Impact
The Wall Street Journal fills in important details about the run-up to ATT, including negotiations between Apple and Facebook. Then, ATT denials don’t hold water.
AppLovin Offers to Buy Unity, Roblox Earnings, Amazon Buys iRobot
More Unity drama, which validates the ironSource deal. Then, games might not be recession proof, and why Amazon bought iRobot.
Aggregation Follow-up, Netflix’s Ad Partners
Follow-up to Spotify, Netflix, and Aggregation, and why brand advertising makes sense for Netflix.
Spotify’s Investor Day, Spotify’s Music Aggregation, Podcast Anecdata
Spotify’s investor day may not have convinced Wall Street, but the company provided compelling evidence its approach was working.
More on CarPlay, Car Makers and Phone Carriers, TSMC’s Annual Meeting
Diving into Apple’s CarPlay announcement suggests that Apple is more interested in recruiting car companies than in proposing something new; then, TSMC doubles down