Making Money

Business models are the surest way to understand a company’s motivations.

Apple’s Middle Age

For Apple, hitting middle age means a strategy primarily focused on monetizing its existing customers. It makes sense, but one wonders what happens next.

Facebook’s Motivations

The impact of Facebook’s News Feed changes on the media is far less interesting than what the changes — and their stated purpose — say about Facebook itself.

The Android Detour

Google is at its best when its product focus follows its business model; for too long Android was a detour.

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