Apple and Microsoft have similar approaches to developers, and iOS 15’s approach to privacy is better than iOS 14.
WWDC highlighted how Apple’s differentiation is based on integration; the company ought not risk that differentiation for exploitive App Store policies.
There are all kinds of arguments to make about the App Store, and nearly all of them are good ones; that’s why the best solution can only come from Apple.
Both Roku and YouTube are winning in advertising; Roku, though, wants to win its negotiation with Google, and use PR to do so.
The European Super League is an interesting example of power in value chains; then, how streaming services determine artist payouts.
It is tempting — and useful — to look at Apple and Amazon’s deal in a bilateral context. It probably makes more sense, though, in the context of Netflix and the future of video.
Apple has won through integration, but integration combined with network effects and economies of scale can result in bad outcomes that look a lot like monopolies.
If there is a new tech cold war, it is one with shots fired over a decade ago, largely by China. The questions going forward are about both leverage and values.
Understanding the differences between aggregators and platforms matters for companies interacting with them and also regulators considering antitrust.
A review of why Google bought Zagat, what The Infatuation might do with the review site, and the parallels with the AMP project.