Chips are the clearest example that economic efficiencies will not be the ultimate decider of technology’s end state: politics will play an important role.
CHIPS Act; America, China, and Intel; Micron and TSMC
The CHIPS Act is flawed in both its premise and implementation, but is worth passing for geopolitical reasons; that, though, means that Intel shouldn’t be calling the shots, particularly since it needs it more than ever.
The Open App Markets Act, Apple Versus the Netherlands, Microsoft and the Console Question
Breaking down the Open App Markets Act and the ways in which Apple might seek to usurp it.
[FREE] Netflix Follow-Up, The Senate Tech Bill
More on Netflix’s earnings and valuation, and three observations about the tech competition bill being encouraged in the Senate.
The Facebook Files, Instagram and Teens, Facebook versus App Stores
The Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Papers provide important evidence about problems with Facebook, even as it highlights the trade-offs involved is any solution.
Lobbying Congress, Apple’s Report, What About Consumers?
Apple is belatedly waking up to its Congressional risk; Congress, though, needs to consider the risks of unintended consequences.
The Cicilline Salvo
A package of new proposed laws for regulating tech companies are in part a negotiating ploy, but also an indicator of change.
App Stores in Congress, Apple’s Arguments, Meta Points
Apple and Google had a difficult time defending their App Store policies in the face of developer complaints and a well-informed committee.
Podcast Subscriptions vs. the App Store
Apple’s new Podcast Subscription service is what the App Store should be: a great Apple experience competing for customers.
Congress and Misinformation, Children and Social Media, Zuckerberg Clarifies 230 Stance
The latest tech hearing in Congress makes it seem that new legislation is imminent.