Tech is increasingly divorced from the real economy thanks to the COVID hangover and Apple’s App Tracking Transparency
An interview with Eric Seufert about Meta’s earnings, the ATT recession, new European regulations, and the DOJ-Google antitrust case.
The EU’s latest ruling against Meta is different than ATT because it is an attack on first party data and a company’s ability to make money.
Spotify’s earnings were solid, although I am more skeptical of its podcast exclusive strategy than ever. Plus, Apple continues to act anti-competitively, this time in e-books.
Two Apple updates about ATT and China, then, more on Twitter’s cash flow situation, and Elon Musk discovers that freedom is often structural
Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue proposal seems reasonable, and the company is not in as dire financial straits as reported. Then, revisiting the idea of a Twitter business model pivot, and why Apple’s services revenue is so impressive.
Meta deserves a bit of a discount off of its recent highs, but a number of myths about its business have caused the market to over-react.
Google’s results seemed bad, but while there are concerns for both revenue and costs, the business is still in good shape.
Snap’s earnings were bad, and even worse when you dig into the details. It appears the company is back to the basics of ad selling (and that’s not great for Elon Musk).
Roblox announced an advertising platform; I’m skeptical about the value to brand advertisers, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be valuable to Roblox itself.