Shopify Audiences looks a lot like the ad product they need to build; then, Unity has a big miss, but is adamant it is a one-time problem.
Shopify Earnings, Shopify Acquires Deliverr, Shopify and Buy With Prime
Shopify’s earnings were disappointing; worse, they were confusing. The company knows its mission, but needs to clarify its strategy
Amazon Earnings, Amazon’s Costs, Amazon Closes Stores
Amazon messed up its capacity planning and the result was a big loss; CEO Andy Jassy seems focused on scalability above everything else.
Beyond Aggregation: Amazon as a Service
Amazon’s new Buy With Prime announced the arrival of Amazon Logistics as a Service, and is a big red flag for Shopify.
An Update on the Founder Series, Shopify Partners With Shippo, An Interview With Shippo Founder Laura Behrens Wu
Shopify partners with Shippo, and Shippo founder Lauren Behrens Wu explains what Shippo is and why she is passionate about shipping.
Shopify should build an advertising business to complement Shop Pay and the Shopify Fulfillment Network
NPM Sabotage, Convenience Matters, Moxie Marlinspike on Web3
The sabotage of a Node.js package shows both the danger of supply chain attacks and the allure of convenience; this is a lesson being learned by Web3.
OpenSea, Web3, and Aggregation Theory
OpenSea is positioned as another Aggregator, which is evidence that Web 3 is a layer on top of the Internet, not a replacement.
The Creator Opportunity, The Value of Abundance, TV and Sports Follow-up
It is fine to be excited about web3, but it doesn’t seem right to deny the real opportunities already afforded by the Internet. Plus, tying up loose ends on TV and sports.
The Amazon Empire Strikes Back
Amazon’s logistics investment makes the company increasingly attractive to 3rd party merchants.