Apple’s Social Network

Apple’s decision to stop reporting unit sales is defensible; the company, though, should provide more data to support its new growth story.

The End of Windows

The Windows division no longer exists at Microsoft, marking the end to a four-year process of changing Microsoft’s culture.

Microsoft Build, iTunes on the Windows Store

Satya Nadella sketched a new vision at Microsoft Build, but the company has yet to replace the Windows engine. Then, Microsoft (likely) compromises to get iTunes into the Windows Store.

Slack and the Macintosh, Microsoft Teams, Slack’s Ad

Slack made Microsoft’s Teams announcement much more exciting with a taunting ad in the New York Times, an echo of Apple’s ad welcoming IBM to the PC. That may not be the precedent that Slack wants.

Android > Chrome, LinkedIn’s Business Model Beats

Android is reportedly going to subsume Chrome OS; I’m bummed but it’s probably the right decision (and no, that doesn’t mean iOS and OS X will merge). Plus, LinkedIn had another strong quarter, and their smart business model deserves the credit. Is there a lesson for Twitter and other consumer companies?

Stop Doubting the iPhone, The Macintosh Company

There have always been iPhone bears, but the latest set seems to be ignoring reality. Plus, the amazing success of the Mac and what that means for the iPhone.