Meta’s crushed earnings again, but some of the company’s recovery over the last year should be attributed to Temu and Shein subsidies.
An interview with Eugene Wei about Elon Musk’s critical mistake with Twitter, the questionable prospects for Threads, and what Taylor Swift and other communal experiences say about the commoditization wrought by technology.
Understanding Threads and its threat to Twitter means understanding the current landscape of social media.
Meta’s earnings showed that all of Meta’s Myths were, in fact, myths. Plus, how LLMs can benefit Meta ad products, and why Meta might open source more AI models.
What is leading to all of the new social networks? Then, reviews of the early days of Artifact comments, Bluesky, and Substack Notes.
The Replit-Google deal is an obvious one for Replit, but it’s much more important than Google — who didn’t go far enough. Then, Musk’s latest Twitter idea makes no sense.
An interview with Eugene Wei about streaming and social media, including Netflix, TikTok, Twitter, and why the first wave of social networks were a fundamental mismatch with human nature.
A story about how hackers got data from tech companies illustrates the fundamental challenge of trust on the Internet, and gives insight into the challenges of interoperability.
The E.U.’s DMA has some good ideas, but is fundamentally misguided and will make things worse for everyone.
Meta’s earnings were a perfect storm of challenges facing the company.