Facebook’s reorganization into Meta is the ultimate bet on the power of founder control.
Quick notes on Apple’s MacBook Pro event, then a discussion of why there is a Bitcoin Futures ETF but not one for Bitcoin itself.
Microsoft’s Surface team is in full alignment with the company’s strategy; then, Facebook’s CTO change makes sense, plus a re-visit of Boz’s infamous memo.
Apple’s iPhone event wasn’t particularly interesting, but that’s a compliment to the iPhone’s power in the market and strength in the market. If only Apple’s platform governance were as good.
The Windows 11 announcement was fun and interesting, but there is a reason that Windows is no longer the center of Microsoft’s business.
Stripe launched two new products: one makes perfect sense, while the other feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.
WWDC highlighted how Apple’s differentiation is based on integration; the company ought not risk that differentiation for exploitive App Store policies.
F8 was all about developers, and there is reason to believe that Facebook is serious about building a real platform, particularly on messaging.
Snap’s Partner Summits continue to provide compelling looks into what Snap is building today, and how it connects to the future.
Google’s IO seemed boring, but taken in totality, revealed Google’s ambition to create a new reality. Plus Smart Canvas and the partnership between Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen.