Cable companies survived the great unbundling thanks to selling Internet service; they may be best place to make the bundle of the future.
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.
App Store Injunction Stayed, Fingerprinting on iOS, Life360 and Apple’s Missing Leverage
Apple wins in court, probably for good; meanwhile, its tracking rules aren’t really being enforced, and probably can’t be, which means Apple’s overreach was a mistake.
Unity, Weta, and Faceless Platforms
Unity’s acquisition of Weta digital makes sense for both sides, and positions Unity to be an essential platform for tech’s future.
Google’s South Korea Plan, No Duty to Deal, Developer Versus Customer Choice
Google’s response the South Korean App Store law, what that says about platform IP rights, and why markets should decide App Store policies.
An Interview with Eric Seufert about the Impact of ATT
An interview with Eric Seufert about the impact of ATT and the future of advertising, Apple, and Facebook.