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.

Daily Update: Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event (and Project HoloLens)

Good morning, Today’s update is all about Microsoft’s myriad of announcements yesterday. I think it makes the most sense to think of the event, billed as being about Windows 10, in three parts: Part 1 was the overview of Windows 10, including the vision underlying the operating system, demos of specific functionality, as well as […]

Daily Update: Apple and Disruption, Chromebooks Surpass iPads, Chromecast Surpasses Apple TV

Good morning, A short update today, followed by a request for feedback. On to the update: Apple and Disruption There is a new piece on Stratechery called Best. In summary: Low-end modular-based disruption is real, but it can be forestalled if the integrated incumbent can consistently deliver a superior user experience (i.e. be the “best”) […]

Daily Update: Ello Follow-up, Windows 10, Apple Watch in Paris

Good morning, The biggest news yesterday was that Ebay plans to spin off Paypal. I definitely think this is the right move, but I also suspect it’s too late. I plan to write more about it in a day or two. On to the update: Ello Follow-up I was actually surprised I didn’t get more […]