An interview with Eric Seufert about Mobile Dev Memo’s new business model, the prospects for streamers building advertising business model, the potential for generative AI in advertising, along with the dangers of relying too much on marketing automation, and whether or not Meta figured out ATT. We also discuss Facebook Shops and Shopify, and the E.U.’s recent fines on Meta.
An Interview with Ben Thompson at the MoffettNathanson Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference
An interview with me about my background, Aggregation Theory, AI, streaming, and more.
[FREE] Meta Open Sources Another AI Model, Moats and Open Source, Apple and Meta
Meta open-sourced another model: is there any differentiation in closed source? Plus, why Meta and Apple can never escape each other, but why Meta might want to cut out Amazon.
Shopify-Amazon Follow-Up, Amazon and Pinterest, Meta Shops To Require Native Checkout
Recent announcements from Amazon and Pinterest and Meta with regards to shops show how owning conversion is essential in a post-ATT world.
Shopify Exits Logistics, The Shopify Logistics Side Quest, Whither Buy with Prime
Shopify is getting out of logistics, after a confusing four year journey for both the company and myself; now it has to figure out how to respond to Buy with Prime.
Facebook Earnings, Generative AI and Messaging Monetization, Open Source and AI
Meta’s earnings showed that all of Meta’s Myths were, in fact, myths. Plus, how LLMs can benefit Meta ad products, and why Meta might open source more AI models.
Apple, Epic, and the Court of Appeals; Apple’s Federal Victory; Epic’s California Win
Apple seems to have won the Appeals Court case in the Epic antitrust lawsuit, but there was a meaningful victory for developers when it comes to the App Store’s anti-steering provision.
Shopify Earnings, Shopify Audiences, The Shop App
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
Google Earnings, YouTube’s Aggregation Bid, YouTube Shorts Monetization
The search slowdown in Google’s earnings raises questions without clear answers. Then, YouTube is trying to be an Aggregator, and putting pressure on Meta with its Shorts monetization plan.