Follow-up on Zynga’s financials, the New York Times All Access bundle, The Athletic’s focus on quantity over quality, Facebook’s antitrust loss, and Apple’s South Korea App Store change
FTC Sues to Block Nvidia ARM Acquisition, Innovation and the Data Center, ARM’s Future
The FTC is suing to block Nvidia’s ARM acquisition; it is a plausible argument, although Nvidia can make a pro-innovation case. Regardless, ARM’s future looks shakier than before.
Google’s South Korea Plan, No Duty to Deal, Developer Versus Customer Choice
Google’s response the South Korean App Store law, what that says about platform IP rights, and why markets should decide App Store policies.
Facebook Political Problems
Facebook’s political problems stem directly from its size and drive for growth; they are societal issues, not antitrust ones.
Facebook Down, The Whistleblower, Facebook Power
Facebook went down, making the point that it is does not have a monopoly on communication; that is a good thing as the company will likely be pushed to further control information.
The Facebook Files, Instagram and Teens, Facebook versus App Stores
The Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Papers provide important evidence about problems with Facebook, even as it highlights the trade-offs involved is any solution.
Apple Makes the Rules, Reader and Productivity Apps, High-spending Gamers
Digging into the implications of the injunction on Apple’s anti-steering provision, and why Apple still has something to lose.
The Apple v. Epic Decision
Understanding Apple’s victory in Apple v. Epic, and the limitations of the injunction on anti-steering provisions.
Apple’s App Store Concession, Why This is a Big Deal, Devil in the Details
Apple announced a major change to the App Store; is the company doing the bare minimum possible, or finally making concessions that are long overdue?
Regulators and Reality
The FTC’s new Facebook case isn’t any better than the old one, even as there are ever more questions about the potential harm of regulatory interference