Both Apple’s strengths and weaknesses were on full display at its annual WWDC keynote; the HomePod is a perfect example.
Microsoft Build, iTunes on the Windows Store
Satya Nadella sketched a new vision at Microsoft Build, but the company has yet to replace the Windows engine. Then, Microsoft (likely) compromises to get iTunes into the Windows Store.
Apple Earnings, Fitbit Earnings, Nintendo Earnings
Apple’s earnings showed slowing growth but a seemingly impenetrable moat; Fitbit, meanwhile, is in very bad shape, while Nintendo is learning harsh truths about the smartphone market
Apple Makes Major Changes to App Store, The App Store and Apple’s Nature, Additional Notes
Apple made major changes to the App Store; in this double Daily Article I explain why they’re a big deal but not yet perfect, and how that demonstrates the difficulty of change.
The Amazon Tax
Amazon is building a lot of businesses that look like AWS: taxes on major industries that work to everyone’s benefit. The reason, though, is that AWS is a lot like Amazon itself.
Microsoft Earnings, Microsoft Acquires Xamarin, Microsoft Discontinues Android App Bridge
A long-delayed analysis of Microsoft’s most-recent earnings, which gives color to the company’s recent acquisition of Xamarin, and why the future is looking bright.
Apple Scales Back iAds, The Apple News Mess
Apples struggles with iAd and confusion around Apple News spring from the same place: these are businesses that Apple is not set up to excel in, and the sooner they retrench, the better.
Apple’s Executive Shuffle, Adele’s Concert Tickets
Significant changes were announced at Apple yesterday, particularly in marketing. Then, what is so bad about ticket brokers?
Distribution being free may have ruined old business models, but it allows businesses to get much closer to their customers and make money by meeting needs.
The News App, Open Source Swift, Additional Notes from the WWDC Keynote
This update touches on why Apple Music may be a much bigger deal than I suggested, and the moves on to all the other important announcements from Apple WWDC keynote. This includes the News app, open-source Swift, and more.