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 toReading […]

Daily Update: How Apple Pay Might Fail, Dropbox and Office, Amazon Prime Adds Cloud Storage

Good morning, Many of you have requested that I send Stratechery articles via email, just as I do the Daily Updates. I’m happy to announce that I will be doing just that from now on via the normal Stratechery email notification list. If you would like to receive Stratechery posts via email, please subscribe hereReading […]

Daily Update: Why Apple Pay was Blocked, and Why it Will Succeed; Google Reorgs, Kind Of

Good morning, I appeared on This Week in Tech yesterday; I’ll post something on Stratechery in a bit, but for now you can access the episode here. On to the update: Why Apple Pay was Blocked, and Why it Will Succeed At this point I presume most of you have heard about CVS and Rite-AidReading […]

Daily Update: Apple Earning, Apple Pay Launches

Good morning, I’m finally set up in the new place, albeit a couple of hours late. Thanks again for your patience both yesterday and today. I look forward to getting back up to speed. Today I’m focusing on Apple’s earnings and the Apple Pay rollout; I’ll catch up on some other items tomorrow, including IBM.Reading […]

Daily Update: Apple’s October Event – Why It Impressed, Notes and Observations

Good morning, I’m working on the HBO piece, but given that I’m moving house this weekend (Ugh!) I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get it out today. However, we do cover the topic on the next episode of Exponent, which will be out in a few hours. While today’s update is focused onReading […]

PayPal’s Incentive Problem

By winning on the web, PayPal was actually disadvantaged when it came to competing in mobile, because its incentives were already shaped by a different problem.

Daily Update: eBay and PayPal, Poor Pebble, Intel Caves to GamerGaters

Good morning, The eBay/PayPal piece I keep promising has turned into something bigger, and it’s not done yet, so I’ve gone ahead and done some more straightforward analysis of the deal below; I think it’s a good move. I did want to follow up on the Box item yesterday to make two points that IReading […]