Netflix cancels its non-evergreen content, and isn’t really relevant to Nielsen. Then, a Sonos and Alexa partnership makes sense for both sides, and MongoDB has a thoroughly modern IPO.
Alexa and Cortana’s partnership makes sense when you consider the company’s business models, goals, and partnership impetus (and it shows why Apple and Google won’t come along). Then, why Siri’s reorganization won’t help much.
Three Alexa stories point towards Amazon’s drive — and challenges — in building the operating system of the home. Then, Spotify doesn’t create fake music, it just gives consumers what they want.
Echo Show is a naturally evolution of the Echo and Amazon’s goal to own the house. Siri speaker, meanwhile, is locked into iPhone thinking. Plus, the Echo Look’s focus on selfies highlights the decline in offline retail.
Why voice is the interface of the future, and comparing Alexa to Cortana, Siri, and Google Assistant. Then, Medium retrenches.
Money is made at chokepoints, and the most valuable chokepoints are operating systems; Amazon is building exactly that with Alexa.
Jeff Bezos gave a great interview at the Code Conference, and while the whole thing is worth watching, I wanted to highlight a few items that touched on Stratechery topics. Plus, three recent Amazon stories that show how the company is winning.
There are a lot of useful lessons to draw from Amazon Echo’s early success, particularly when placed in contrast to Google’s Nest. Microsoft should pay heed if in fact they had a chance to buy Slack.
Microsoft made a stunning announcement about Microsoft Office that both shows they understand their position and demonstrates how much delay cost them. Then, the Amazon Echo could be a much bigger deal that people think; it is a very different product than the Fire phone. Finally, a concerning new vector for malware on iOS.