Follow-up to Apple Vision, including why Meta is by no means doomed when it comes to VR/AR. Then, why the Vision Pro probably cannot replace the Mac, and revisiting AR in the light of Apple’s most recent acquisition.
Windows and the AI Platform Shift
Microsoft argued there is an AI platform shift, and the fact that Windows is interesting again — and that Apple is facing AI-related questions for its newest products — is evidence that is correct.
Microsoft Earnings, Azure’s Slowdown, Office Strikes Back
Microsoft’s earnings were down: the news about PCs was encouraging, while Azure unsurprisingly felt the pain later than AWS. Anyone competing with Office 365, though, is in worse shape.
AI and the Big Five
Given the success of existing companies with new epochs, the most obvious place to start when thinking about the impact of AI is with the big five: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
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
Apple’s Silicon Event, Scaling the M Series, UltraFusion and Integration
Apple’s spring event was a mishmash of products around a unified message about the power of Apple Silicon.
Apple Earnings, AMD Earnings, Google Earnings
Apple, AMD, and Google all delivered great results; margins were the most interesting places for analysis.
Microsoft Earnings, Microsoft Advertising, The Deflating Balloon
Microsoft had great earnings, but had to reassure investors all the same. Plus, new advertising efforts, and why shrinking private valuations help Redmond.
Apple’s MacBook Pro Event; The Bitcoin Futures ETF; Bitcoin, Regulation, and Utility
Quick notes on Apple’s MacBook Pro event, then a discussion of why there is a Bitcoin Futures ETF but not one for Bitcoin itself.
Microsoft’s Surface Event, Facebook CTO Changes
Microsoft’s Surface team is in full alignment with the company’s strategy; then, Facebook’s CTO change makes sense, plus a re-visit of Boz’s infamous memo.