Slack + G Suite; Facebook Facing Board Lawsuit; Yik Yak Layoffs

Slack + G Suite is intriguing, but is it the end of the story for Slack and identity? Then, a new lawsuit against Facebook is a reminder that no outside entity has any leverage over the social network. Plus, how Snapchat took Yik Yak’s market and why it was still worth investing in.

Twitter Suspends Accounts Over GIFs, SnapChat Shuts Down Snap Channel, More on Moments

Twitter suspended a couple of accounts for tweeting sports highlights GIFs. First a bit about the issue at hand, and then a bigger picture look at what this says about Moments, if anything. Then, Snapchat is getting out of original programming, which is a great sign. Finally, what the future of Moments should look like.

Apple Loses E-books Appeal; Apple Music and Antitrust; Producers, Consumers, and Apple

Apple’s E-book case finally came to it’s likely end a few week’s ago; it’s worth reviewing what was at stake in light of recent news that Apple Music could face a similar investigation. Then, if Apple Music will do for musicians what the App Store did for developers, is that a good thing? Plus, why sites are bad and no one is at fault.

Daily Update: Microsoft Earnings and Surface’s Alleged Success, Amazon Earnings and the Fire Fantasy, The End of the Apple-GT Advanced Saga

Good morning, I hope you’ll forgive a longer update today: as you can see from the title, I’ve written something of a young-adult fiction trilogy. On to the update: Microsoft Earnings and Surface’s Alleged Success Microsoft reported its earnings yesterday and they were on balance very good. From Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp.’s quarterly sales topped estimates […]

Daily Update: The Aereo Case, Searching Phones Requires a Warrant, GoPro’s Successful IPO

Good morning, Yesterday I posted my promised piece about Android Wear specifically and contextual computing broadly (I’m a bit skeptical of both). Check it out here: Economic Power in the Age of Abundance. On to today’s update: The Aereo Case The Supreme Court decided against Aereo, a startup that offered a service which transmitted over-the-air […]

Economic Power in the Age of Abundance

Publishers are trying to threaten Google again, apparently unaware that because of the Internet they have no power: that flows to the platforms that control discovery.