Twitter’s Earnings, Snap’s Earnings, Escaping the Duopoly

Twitter and Snap both had encouraging earnings, for reasons that were both similar and also unique to each company and their history. Perhaps there is hope for consumer tech companies after all — and maybe Facebook and Google aren’t so bad.

Uber Questions

Uber’s S-1 raises more questions than it answers

Google Cloud Next, Anthos, Google Cloud and Open Source

The Google Cloud Next keynote was a big improvement: Google Cloud is focusing on its go-to-market strategy, and building products that make tactical sense relative to AWS.

Apple’s Services Event

Apple’s Services Event generally made sense, even if most products weren’t ready to launch. It’s fair to wonder, though, if something important is being lost.

Pinterest S-1, Zoom S-1, The Enterprise-Consumer Flip-Flop

Pinterest’s S-1 shows why too much funding can be bad for startups, while Zoom’s S-1 shows the benefits the come from being great. That, by extension, is a result of the enterprise and consumer markets flip-flopping.

Lyft’s S-1, Demand > Supply, Lyft Concerns

Lyft’s S-1 is out, confirming some suspicions about the ride-sharing market, and raising questions about others. The big question: can Lyft get leverage on its costs, or is Uber better placed?