Is Shopify saturating its market for merchants? There are some hints in its earnings. Then, Shopify Audiences is valuable, but Shopify has a margin problem in expanding access, and the Shop App is getting more investment.
EU Narrows Apple Case, Snap’s My AI
The European Commission closes on a ruling that makes sense for Apple’s App Store, and Snap launches their own OpenAI-powered chat bot
An Interview with Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger About Artifact
An interview with Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger about Artifact, their new app that is widely available today. Plus, what they learned from Instagram, revisiting the Facebook acquisition, and the future of social media.
From Bing to Sydney
More on Bing, particularly the Sydney personality undergirding it: interacting with Sydney has made me completely rethink what conversational AI is important for.
New Bing Errors, User Preferences and Company Reputations, Section 230 and LLMs
Microsoft’s demo of new Bing contained multiple errors. Why weren’t they caught, and what does this imperil the project? Then, does Section 230 apply to large language models?
The Google CEO Question, Steve Ballmer and Peacetime CEOs, About That Bard Mistake
The distinction between Wartime and Peacetime CEOs explains why Sundar Pichai may be under the microscope; then, exploring why Bard made a mistake
Google and Microsoft’s Events, Monetizable Panic, Paradigms and Hardware
Microsoft’s AI event was impressive, while Google’s was a mess. That, though, might be a positive indicator in terms of Google’s willingness to respond to the threat it faces.
New Bing, and an Interview with Kevin Scott and Sam Altman About the Microsoft-OpenAI Partnership
An overview of Microsoft’s new Bing announcement, and an interview with Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman about Microsoft and OpenAI’s partnership.
An Interview with Eric Seufert About Meta’s Earnings and the Google-DOJ Case
An interview with Eric Seufert about Meta’s earnings, the ATT recession, new European regulations, and the DOJ-Google antitrust case.
Twitter Timelines, Azure and OpenAI, Apple and China
Introducing the Greatest Of All Talk, a new addition to the Stratechery Plus bundle. Then, more on Twitter and Microsoft/OpenAI, plus the Financial Times covers Apple and China.