tech, startups, internet

The rise of many in consumer fintech.

Three partners at venture capital firm a16z explain their view that fintech is going to get very fragmented as brands develop around niche audiences that aren’t constrained by geography. “What will differentiate these products in the long-run will be the […]

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Microsoft and the metaverse.

Ben Thompson from Stratechery thinks the metaverse is already here in the form of the internet. Its next iteration will primarily serve workers, not consumers. “This means that the company that is, in my opinion, the most well-placed to capitalize […]

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Starship is still not understood.

SpaceX’s latest and biggest rocket, “is intended to enable a conveyor belt logistical capacity to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) comparable to the Berlin Airlift.” This (long) post by Casey Handmer makes the case that the rest of the space industry […]

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Stratechery on Meta.

“Meta exists because Zuckerberg believes it needs to exist, and he is devoted to making the metaverse a reality; it’s his call, for better or worse.” | learn more

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How to shut down a startup.

“Just six weeks earlier, in October 2020, Petal had finalized pricing for manufacturing its germ-freezing trash can, which consumers could use to get rid of germs in their trash and eliminate odors. Then, the cost of manufacturing the product shot […]

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Eye-scanning silver orb cryptocurrency.

“Over the summer, the world learned that tech investor Sam Altman was plotting to co-found a new startup that struck many as dystopian, albeit light on details: a cryptocurrency called Worldcoin that is distributed by scanning people’s eyeballs with an […]