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 […]

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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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A Facebook pitch deck from 2004.

I think this is the pitch deck that Eduardo Saverin used to drum up advertising revenue for the social network. One interesting fact: they added 10k members in the first week of April 2004. | learn more

tech, startups, internet

How Facebook knows you so well.

“Is Facebook listening to your conversations? No, they are not. They are doing something MUCH more effective!” This thread is not the final word on the topic. I don’t think this rules out their use of microphone data obtained indirectly. | learn […]

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Amazon sues counterfeiters

Sorry influencers, using Tiktok and Facebook to drive traffic to your counterfeit products on Amazon’s marketplace isn’t going to fly. | learn more

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Amazon pilots CBD sales in UK

You might be surprised to learn that CBD, the substances seemingly sold in every corner store nowadays, is banned from Facebook and Google ads. I’ve seen Facebook workarounds that offer C-🐝-D instead. Amazon testing the category is a break with […]