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 […]

retail therapy

Amazon’s profits, AWS and advertising

Benedict Evans: “The bigger Amazon gets, the more it’s worth reading the accounts. Does AWS subsidise the whole thing? Is the revenue $250bn – or $450bn? And is that ad business just a footnote, or is it bringing in more […]

retail therapy

Resetting online commerce

From Benedict Evans: “What’s going to happen in ecommerce and retail? TV? TV ads? Retail? Brands? Online advertising? There are half a dozen huge industries where all of the cards are being thrown up in the air, and no-one really […]

tech, startups, internet

Online events are not good yet

Another insightful analysis from Benedict Evans. “Events are a bundle of content, networking and meetings, and aggregate people in one place at one time. When you try to take this online, half of it breaks and most of it makes […]

tech, startups, internet

Not even wrong: ways to predict tech

Benedict Evans discusses prediction-making, touching on the subject near and dear to science: falsification. His point is that, “that a theory might be right or wrong, but first it has to rise to the level of being a theory at […]

tech, startups, internet

Machine learning deployment

From Benedict Evans: “In the last 5-6 years, machine learning has gone from ‘crazy idea from the 1980s’ to ‘software’. That has come with several waves of deployment and several waves of company creation, as we work out what to […]