More and more opportunities on the web come from market marking, not for advertisers, but for real goods and services paid for with real money.
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.
More on Spotify via interviews with Daniel Ek; then, Facebook and the Australian government come to an agreement that still entails paying off publishers.
Google gives in in Australia, not to the government, but to News Corp. Facebook, meanwhile, pulls out; they are right on the merits, but terrible at the politics.
Journalism cannot afford to be divorced from business realities; that applies to Australia, the New York Times, and even Andreessen Horowitz.
Substack is a threat to the media, but its business prospects are threatened by the same forces threatening all of media.
An Interview with BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti about BuzzFeed’s business model, acquisition of the HuffPost, and how big tech companies can fix the news.
Mapping the technology adoption curve to ideas gives insights as to which business models work on which parts of the addressable market.
Understanding analog chips and the geopolitical angle, and why Facebook should not ban political ads.