Analyzing the politics of the antitrust hearing featuring the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.
Understanding what is happening with Microsoft’s bid for TikTok, why the enterprise company would do the deal, and the implications for TikTok, Facebook, and others.
Congress is exactly where discussions about tech and society should be happening. Then, a list of questions for every tech CEO.
Slack has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft, and the tying allegations may have legs. Still, the fact the complaint exists is a bearish signal.
How TikTok exposed Facebook’s blindspot, thanks to its Chinese roots, and why those Chinese roots make TikTok a genuine concern.
Facebook responds to China in Hong Kong, while Stripe avoids the complication. Then, Instagram Reels shows why Instagram Stories succeeded.
Apple and Hey go back and forth, but probably not to court.
Apple’s likely next steps, encouraging moves from Shopify, and quick thoughts on the EU versus Apple, Section 230, and Zoom and encryption
Follow-up on Apple, ARM, and Intel, then unpacking the Hey dispute with Apple, and the possibility that Apple is doubling-down on Services by squeezing developers.
President Trump is poised to sign an executive order that applies to social networks; its reasoning about Section 230 and public forums is not in line with judicial precedent.