tech, startups, internet

When big tech buys small tech.

While I wasn’t paying attention, “FTC ordered Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft to provide data on every single acquisition they made from 2010 to 2019, and published some aggregate data as a report in September.” Benedict Evans analyzes the […]

retail therapy

Casper cuts its CMO, CTO and COO amid further layoffs.

Retail is a tough business as competition is always just around the corner. There’s not a ton of strategic or market detail in this article. Instead, there’s entertaining and unfounded speculation from a “founder in the direct-to-consumer space” that Apple’s […]

tech, startups, internet

Can Apple change ads?

By Benedict Evans: “Once upon a time, Apple was the iPod company. iPods were a much bigger business than the Mac, and they also made Apple a dominant force in the music industry. Then, as we all know, Apple jumped […]

tech, startups, internet

How Tim Cook made Apple his own

I’ll take this opportunity to publicly admit I was dead wrong about Apple’s business prospects when Steve Jobs died. Oops! “The industrial engineer has turned Steve Jobs’s creation into a corporate colossus, delivering one of the most lucrative business successions […]

tech, startups, internet

App stores, trust, and anti-trust

“The app store model has been a central part of the smartphone revolution, bringing safe, trusted software to billions of people for the first time. Breaking it would be insane. The trouble is, it also means Apple (and Google) aren’t […]