The impact of the Digital Markets Act on App Stores and messaging.
AI Bundling Follow-Up, iPhone Follow-Up
Follow-up to AI Bundling, including costs, the meaning of distribution, and centralization, and why Apple is still a product company.
Google, Machine Learning, and CSAM; Takeaways and Tradeoffs; Apple’s CSAM Controversey
A story about Google’s false positives while scanning for CSAM highlight the terrible trade-offs involved; what is black and white is that Google is in the wrong.
Apple Earnings, Apple’s New Advertising Slots, Amazon Earnings
Apple and Amazon’s earnings, particularly the color around their advertising, suggests that there is no real replacement for Facebook ads
Apple WWDC, M2, Additional Notes
Notes on WWDC, including the emergent AppleOS, M2 and speculation on M3, and the privacy shoe that didn’t drop
An Interview with “Father of the iPod” Tony Fadell
An interview with Tony Fadell about the iPod, iPhone, Apple’s history with Samsung, Nest, the future of ARM, and his new book “Build”.
Google’s Spotify Deal, The Ideal App Store Approach, Spotify’s South Korea Option
Google and Spotify’s deal is light on details, but it’s clear who the big winners are.
iPhone Production Site Locked Down, An Interview With Bill Bishop about China (and Substack)
An Interview With Bill Bishop about China’s COVID outbreak, the Ukraine war, and Substack
Google Privacy Sandbox, SDK Runtimes, On-Device Targeting
Google’s Privacy Sandbox initiative is vague but has some interesting ideas that may change the whole industry
Digital Advertising in 2022
The advertising has shifted from a Google-Facebook duopoly to one where Amazon and potentially Apple are major forces.