Facebook’s FTC Settlement, Assigning Blame, Facebook’s Earnings

The FTC has released its complaint against Facebook, leading me to change my mind and put more blame on the company. Complaints about the FTC are still misplaced, though: the real problem is Congress. Meanwhile, Facebook continues growing undeterred.

Snap Earnings, Notes and Concerns, DoorDash and Tipping

Snap’s earnings were impressive, including the most valuable AR application of all time, but the company still needs to show it can earn advertisers broadly. Then, DoorDash responds to pressure from the demand side.

Facebook’s FTC Fine, Apple and Microsoft’s Mistake, IBM’s Unbundling

Facebook’s FTC fine is being pilloried, but it really is large and unprecedented. Plus, why Facebook critics were asleep at the wheel. Then, Microsoft saving Apple has an analogy to IBM, and is a potential argument in favor of antitrust action.

Tech and Antitrust

A review of the potential antitrust cases against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon suggests that only Google is vulnerable.

Twitter’s Earnings, Snap’s Earnings, Escaping the Duopoly

Twitter and Snap both had encouraging earnings, for reasons that were both similar and also unique to each company and their history. Perhaps there is hope for consumer tech companies after all — and maybe Facebook and Google aren’t so bad.