Facebook clearly tried to eliminate competition by acquiring Instagram and WhatsApp, but it’s not clear they were successful, which is the question that matters in a case that is ultimately about politics and power.
Salesforce’s purchase of Slack is a great outcome for the latter, and has huge upside for the former. There is, though, commensurate risk.
One more lesson from Dave Chappelle, this time about how the old order are all playing the same game. Apple seems to prefer that game, even if Facebook has helped them win at the new one.
An Interview with BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti about BuzzFeed’s business model, acquisition of the HuffPost, and how big tech companies can fix the news.
Mapping the technology adoption curve to ideas gives insights as to which business models work on which parts of the addressable market.
Spotify has acquired Megaphone, which brings clarity to its podcast advertising ambitions.
AMD’s Xilinx acquisition makes sense, even if it’s a bit boring; Teams, meanwhile, is the clear winner of the cloud integration opportunity.
Why Twilio bought Segment, and an interview with Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson
More on Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax and how it fits in with the company’s Xbox strategy, and then a review of the big themes from the company’s Ignite conference.
The state of bundles in 2020: Netflix, Disney, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple. Plus, Microsoft’s purchase of ZeniMax.