The latest tech IPOs are all popping in price: are banks screwing startups? In fact, I think it is not a big deal, and may even help startups. Regardless, it is very unlikely to change.
Spotify Follow-up, Nutanix and Hyper-Convergence, The Conservation of Attractive Data-Center Profits
A correction and follow-up on Spotify, and why the streaming service and the labels need each other. Then, the theory behind Nutanix and hyper-convergence in the data center.
WWDC Preview; Line Files for IPO; Yahoo, Twitter, Snapchat and Messaging
Apple’s services messaging is the most important part of WWDC, plus LINE is about to IPO and the challenges of messaging
Twilio Files for IPO, Building Infrastructure, Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2016
An overview of Twilio’s IPO and the role of infrastructure, and then my favorite slides from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends deck.
Atlassian’s IPO and the Evolution of Dev Tools, Facebook Open-Sources Machine-Learning Hardware, Microsoft Open-Sources Chakra
More open-source news warrants a discussion about why exactly open-source matters for strategy.
“Selling Feelings” Follow-up, Match.com’s IPO and Tinder, The Sean Rad Interview
Follow-up on my piece about Selling Feelings, and then an analysis of the Match.com IPO, and Tinder in particular. Plus, why I think Sean Rad is getting a bit of a bad rap for his disastrous interview.
Atlassian Files for IPO, Square Prices IPO Below Last Round
Atlassian is a very remarkable company, particularly from a financial perspective. In fact, they may be so unique that they are one of a kind — and that has risks. Plus, most folks are drawing the wrong lessons from Square’s IPO pricing.
Venture Capital Follow-up, Square Files for IPO, Concerns About Theranos
A follow-up and some much needed specificity to yesterday’s Venture Capital article, then why Square’s IPO may be a better opportunity than it first appears. Plus, there’s concerning news about Theranos, a company with significant potential.
AWS Re:invent, Pure Storage IPOs, Dell to Buy EMC; Enterprise Disruption; Dell’s Logic
Three news events from last week — Amazon’s AWS conference, the Pure Storage IPO, and Dell’s plan to buy EMC — make for a text case of disruption in all its forms.
Yelp is for Sale, Fitbit Files for IPO, HERE Maps Update
In today’s Daily Update:
– Yelp is for sale. I discuss the problem with Yelp’s advertising business, as well as who might buy them and why
– Fitbit is filing for an IPO. The company has some impressive numbers, and they are an interesting contrast to a company like Yelp. However, the Watch is coming…
– An update on the HERE Maps bidding