The UK blocks Microsoft’s Activision acquisition using a market definition that makes no sense; then, Google and Microsoft’s earnings both talked about AI, but the discussion was more favorable to Microsoft
An Interview with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang About AI’s iPhone Moment
An interview with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang about the impact of ChatGPT, Nvidia’s new cloud service, and how Nvidia is adapting to new geopolitical and competitive realities.
Microsoft Office AI, Copilot and Tech’s Two Philosophies, Business Chat and Appropriate Fear
Microsoft just delivered the most compelling AI demo yet with its Office Copilots and Business Chat; Silicon Valley should wake up to the threat this new Microsoft represents.
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.
The Four Horsemen of the Tech Recession
Tech is increasingly divorced from the real economy thanks to the COVID hangover and Apple’s App Tracking Transparency
Microsoft Earnings, Azure’s Slowdown, Office Strikes Back
Microsoft’s earnings were down: the news about PCs was encouraging, while Azure unsurprisingly felt the pain later than AWS. Anyone competing with Office 365, though, is in worse shape.
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.
More on Google and AI; OpenAI, Integration, and Microsoft
Follow up on AI’s impact on Google, and the weird relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft
AI and the Big Five
Given the success of existing companies with new epochs, the most obvious place to start when thinking about the impact of AI is with the big five: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
Meta AI Infrastructure Spend, Microsoft and Amazon Earnings, Paying the Promise of Cloud Computing
Does AI spend build a moat, or is it a commodity? Then, Microsoft and Amazon deliver on the promise of cloud computing, even if it is costly.