The missing piece when it comes to the future of media are faceless publishers. Vox Media’s deal with The Ringer shows the way.
Facebook faces a daunting challenge when it comes to policing content, but it is a challenge the company brought on itself. Then, Facebook’s video tab is competing against YouTube, not Amazon or Netflix, and business models explain why — and probably explain the Amazon-Apple truce.
Facebook’s earnings show that the company’s ads are differentiated. Then, advertisers won’t save local news, and a reminder that publications need to match their journalism with their business model.
Facebook gave one of the worst keynotes in a long time: there was no vision, just the adoption of Snap’s. It’s the inevitable outcome of a monopoly.
Jeff Bezos’ annual letter is as illuminating as ever, particularly on how to achieve alignment in a business. Facebook demonstrates that, both positively and negatively.
More on Medium: the company is trying to sell a bundle, but there are no bundle economics in its favor. Then, Uber has another scandal, with a familiar person at the center.
Ev Williams premise that media is broken is correct. It’s broken, though, because of the business model, which means another bad business model isn’t the solution.
Why voice is the interface of the future, and comparing Alexa to Cortana, Siri, and Google Assistant. Then, Medium retrenches.
Follow-up to The IT Era and the Internet Revolution, then why Snapchat’s new paid-content model is such a great idea.
On the newest episode of Exponent, the podcast I co-host with James Allworth: In this week’s episode Ben and James follow up on last week’s episode, introduce the Toilet Bowl philosophy of career development, and then dive into the future of publishers in the world of Facebook. Links Ben Thompson: The Facebook Reckoning – Stratechery […]