Good morning, Yesterday’s Spotify post probably should have been a Weekly Article; I’m writing follow-up all the same! On to the update: More from Daniel Ek Spotify CEO Daniel Ek did an interview with The Verge and a question-and-answer session with investors after the Stream On event that I wrote about yesterday. I thought thereSubscribe […]
Google Makes Deal With News Corp, Facebook Blocks News in Australia, Microsoft’s Cynicism
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.
Publishing is Back to the Future
Journalism cannot afford to be divorced from business realities; that applies to Australia, the New York Times, and even Andreessen Horowitz.
Substack and the Media, The Substack Opportunity, Substack’s Business Challenges
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
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.
The Idea Adoption Curve
Mapping the technology adoption curve to ideas gives insights as to which business models work on which parts of the addressable market.
Analog Devices Buying Maxim Integrated, The Geopolitical Angle, Facebook and Political Ads
Understanding analog chips and the geopolitical angle, and why Facebook should not ban political ads.
The Internet changed how media competes to focus and quality, but quality is defined by your niche.
Dithering and Open Versus Free
Announcing the new Dithering podcast, and why it is important to fight for the open ecosystem that Spotify is trying to aggregate.
In a follow-up to Zero Trust Information, exploring the four types of information and how their value changes with time.