Shopify kind-of sort-of bans “Buy With Prime”, while Meta changes its e-commerce focus on Instagram. Plus, why the China ban is bad for Nvidia’s CUDA moat.
An interview with Ramp founder Eric Glyman about Ramp and the historic underpinnings of the fintech industry.
A story about how hackers got data from tech companies illustrates the fundamental challenge of trust on the Internet, and gives insight into the challenges of interoperability.
The reaction to the Ukraine invasion has been a demonstration of tech capabilities; those capabilities may be the key to compelling China to pressure Russia.
Facebook and Google bans probably don’t make much of a difference in the short-term, but will be a challenge in the long-term. Then, the structure of crypto drives a different response.
Apple is belatedly waking up to its Congressional risk; Congress, though, needs to consider the risks of unintended consequences.
A package of new proposed laws for regulating tech companies are in part a negotiating ploy, but also an indicator of change.
Truly unlocking competition in tech means increasing interoperability; an absolutist approach to privacy is doing the exact opposite.
A quick rumination on where Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs were similar, and then an interview with Eric Seufert about mobile advertising and the dispute between Apple and Facebook.
Apple’s position on privacy seems unimpeachable, but it ignores trade-offs, and risks a bad outcome for the Internet as a whole.