An interview with Eric Seufert about Mobile Dev Memo’s new business model, the prospects for streamers building advertising business model, the potential for generative AI in advertising, along with the dangers of relying too much on marketing automation, and whether or not Meta figured out ATT. We also discuss Facebook Shops and Shopify, and the E.U.’s recent fines on Meta.
Meta’s Low E.U. ARPU, The Supreme Court and Section 230
Meta makes a surprisingly small amount of money in the E.U., particularly on an ARPU basis; then, the Supreme Court signals strong support for Section 230
EU Fines Meta, Big Tech Exposure, The Degradation of Scalability
The E.U. fines Meta for data transfers, an issue that affects companies of all sizes. This may be rectified by an agreement, but tech scalability is still diminishing.
An Interview with Chip War Author Chris Miller
An Interview with Chip War author Chris Miller about why the U.S. succeeded in chips when the USSR didn’t, globalization and the importance of Taiwan and South Korea, and China’s prospects post chip ban.
UK Blocks Microsoft Activision Acquisition, Microsoft and Google Earnings
The UK blocks Microsoft’s Activision acquisition using a market definition that makes no sense; then, Google and Microsoft’s earnings both talked about AI, but the discussion was more favorable to Microsoft
Fair Use and Model Training, Getty Images vs. Stable Diffusion, Adobe’s Regulatory Capture Bet
One of the biggest questions facing AI is if the ingestion of copyrighted material into model training is or is not fair use; Getty Images is suing to get an answer, and Adobe is trying to benefit in the meantime.
The End of Silicon Valley (Bank)
Silicon Valley Bank bears responsibility for its demise, but it symbolizes a Silicon Valley reality that is very different from the myth — and the ultimate cause is tech itself.
Meta and the Quest Pro; Meta and VR as Console; Microsoft, Activision, and the EU
Mets seems to be abandoning the Quest Pro. Meanwhile, is the Quest for gaming? That the question isn’t clear — nor the answer — gets to they VR and AR remain questionable investments.
Section 230 in the Supreme Court, Reach and Speech, The First Amendment and U.S. Speech Controls
Section 230 is going before the Supreme Court: are content recommendations covered like moderation? A loss for Google would be an opportunity for Congress to protect essential rights.
New Bing Errors, User Preferences and Company Reputations, Section 230 and LLMs
Microsoft’s demo of new Bing contained multiple errors. Why weren’t they caught, and what does this imperil the project? Then, does Section 230 apply to large language models?