Netflix Flexes

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

Facebook’s Story Problem — and Opportunity

Snapchat is losing users, and it seems clear the biggest reason is Instagram Stories: that is a win for Facebook, but the pain in advertising may be substantial.

Netflix Earnings, Netflix’s Rising CAC, Content and Marketing

Netflix’s subscriber numbers were disappointing; does the company have a customer acquisition cost problem? Then again, customer acquisition costs should include content, which might not have been good enough.

Could Spotify Be Netflix?, Calculating Spotify’s LTV and CAC

Spotify is in a much weaker position that Netflix was, because it could not build up a user base before negotiating with its suppliers. However, the company does seem to be acquiring customers efficiently.

Lessons From Spotify

Spotify has a marginal cost problem, but while the cause is unique to Spotify, the challenges are more applicable than it seems.

The Dropbox Comp

Dropbox has filed its S-1, but comparisons with Box, Atlassian, and Slack demonstrate how difficult it is to tell just how good its business is.