China Blocks Bing; Tencent, China, and Apple; Atlassian Earnings

China blocks Bing, which raises more questions for the most successful foreign service provider in China: Apple. Then, Tencent gets some games approved, and how Atlassian and Netflix are similar.

Antitrust, the App Store, and Apple

Apple’s case before the Supreme Court is about standing; Apple has a strong case. That, though, doesn’t mean the App Store isn’t a monopoly — and that Apple isn’t increasingly predicated on rent-seeking.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tencent Earnings, Fox Sports MLB Deal

Happy Thanksgiving! Tencent’s earnings and impressive diversification, and the impact on Apple, plus why MLB’s new deal with Fox shows that sports are as valuable as ever.

Apple Earnings; Apple, Tencent, and China; iPad Pro Reviews

Apple’s earnings point towards a disappointing quarter, and there are also clouds on the “services narrative” horizon, particularly in China. Then, Apple’s (ongoing) mistake with the iPad.

The Problem with Facebook and Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has always been destined to be less important than augmented reality, and Facebook taking a stake has never made much sense.