Daily Update: Google Wallet, Softcard, and the Perils of Modularization

Good morning, I made a mistake in yesterday’s Snapchat post. Specifically, the excerpted email at the beginning was not written by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel; rather, it was written by Twitter CFO Anthony Noto to Evan Spiegel. I greatly regret the error. On to today’s update about Google Wallet and, inevitably, Apple Pay: Google Wallet […]

Daily Update: FiftyThree and the App Store, Three Notes on China

Good morning, Surprise! Today’s update is not late. It’s also not my weekly article, as planned – that should be coming tomorrow. In addition, I’ll be off for Chinese New Year on Thursday and Friday. On to the update: FiftyThree and the App Store FiftyThree, a startup based in New York, is particularly important to […]

Daily Update: The Silver Lining in Sony and Target, Iowa Launches Smartphone Driver’s License, Xiaomi Banned in India

Good morning, There have been some really great discussions on the Stratechery Forum over the last week. If you haven’t stopped by, do check it out. Please note, if you have login issues, make sure you use your member name, not email address on the login page. I’m hoping to address some of the site […]