What is leading to all of the new social networks? Then, reviews of the early days of Artifact comments, Bluesky, and Substack Notes.
[FREE] Netflix Follow-Up, The Senate Tech Bill
More on Netflix’s earnings and valuation, and three observations about the tech competition bill being encouraged in the Senate.
Where Are Hit Podcasts?, Spotify and Podcast Aggregation, Protesting Rogan
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.
The Creator Opportunity, The Value of Abundance, TV and Sports Follow-up
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 and Integrators Versus Aggregators
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 Bill Bishop of Sinocism about COVID-19, U.S. China Relations, and Media Entrepreneurship
An Interview with Sinocism’s Bill Bishop about COVID-19, U.S.-China Relations, and media entrepreneurship in the dotcom bubble and today.
Brandless Closes, The DTC Facebook Challenge, DTC Versus Softbank
Brandless is closing down, which is being spun into a commentary on Softbank. This is fair, but the bigger takeaway is about DTC broadly.
HBO Max, AT&T’s Challenges, The Streaming Battleground
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.
Microsoft’s Surface Event, Victors and History, Microsoft’s Hardware Prospects
Microsoft (eventually) selling a phone that runs Android is not particularly meaningful in terms of its impact financially but is a totem of a major shift culturally.