Facebook and Twitter ban Trump; Apple, Google, and Amazon ban Parler; this wasn’t an ideal solution, but it was a uniquely American one.
Facebook made major changes to accommodate Apple’s iOS 14 policies, probably because Apple leveraged their control of the App Store to give them no choice. Then, the implications of the Georgia outcomes for tech.
Apple’s App Store changes are genuinely a good deal for small publishers, and make me feel more favorable about the entire business. Then, Airbnb’s costs, particularly marketing, are too hard to understand.
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were in front of Congress again, while Apple reduced its App Store take for small developers.
Facebook Gaming is perhaps the most innovative game streaming service; Apple should embrace it.
How gaming has changed at Microsoft, Xbox’s strategy for the next generation, and what is going on with iOS
Twitter went too far last week for reasons that go back to 2016 and the unfair blaming of tech for media’s mistakes.
The story of Widgetsmith, why Apple doesn’t have to worry about curation, and why Google is happy to follow along.
What was interesting about Facebook’s iOS 14 announcement was not what it said about the IDFA, but what it didn’t say about Apple’s broader policies.
The final word on the App Store, while Palantir’s S-1 both establishes the company as a defense firm, and argues that the biggest tech companies are on the wrong side of history.