Defining virtual reality as being about hardware is to miss the point: virtual reality is AI, and hardware is an (essential) means to an end.
What is leading to all of the new social networks? Then, reviews of the early days of Artifact comments, Bluesky, and Substack Notes.
More on Netflix’s earnings and valuation, and three observations about the tech competition bill being encouraged in the Senate.
Why there aren’t any new podcasts in the top 10, and why the podcast market looks like websites and YouTube. Plus, why Spotify’s approach benefits most, for now.
It is fine to be excited about web3, but it doesn’t seem right to deny the real opportunities already afforded by the Internet. Plus, tying up loose ends on TV and sports.
Disney’s reorganization reinforces their integrated strategy; there is a lot to learn for anyone competing with Aggregators.
The Internet changed how media competes to focus and quality, but quality is defined by your niche.
An Interview with Sinocism’s Bill Bishop about COVID-19, U.S.-China Relations, and media entrepreneurship in the dotcom bubble and today.
Brandless is closing down, which is being spun into a commentary on Softbank. This is fair, but the bigger takeaway is about DTC broadly.
AT&T announced details about HBO Max, which are both safe and aggressive, and also raise questions about AT&T’s long-term stewardship. Then, why Netflix and Disney are the long-term winners.