Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote at Oculus 4 gave the clearest indication yet why Facebook might be interested in Virtual Reality. Then, Trump challenges the first amendment, so why are folks eager for regulation of content? Plus, Facebook isn’t trustworthy either.
Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.
Workplace by Facebook is very compelling, but success will require full-on commitment from both Facebook and adopting companies. Plus, if Facebook is serious about enterprise they should buy Okta, and why Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for VR makes me uneasy.
The Oculus Rift officially launches today, and will be followed soon by the HTC Vive and the Sony PlayStation VR. I’m optimistic about virtual reality, but I still don’t understand why Facebook is involved: the company should learn from Google and Android.
I continue to think that CES is getting more interesting, thanks to the maturation of the smartphone. Then, the differences between augmented and virtual reality, and how that explains the resilience of video games.
Good morning, I apologize that this Daily Update is late; I’m actually posting from San Francisco, having just arrived on an overnight flight from Taipei. I’ll be up and down the West Coast for the next week, and plan on attending the Apple Watch event next Monday, so Daily Updates may be a bit irregular. […]
Good morning, I wrote a piece yesterday about the latest attempt by European publishers to extract concessions out of Google for including their content in its listings. I’ve always found the idea kind of silly on the face of it, but actually thinking about why it is silly results in some interesting takeaways about where […]
There is certain logic to any Facebook acquisition given the current stock price. The current market valuation of $156 billion implies significant revenue growth on an annual basis far greater than simply converting desktop revenue streams to mobile ones; if you assume the stock price will decrease in the future, then making largely stock-based purchases […]