tech, startups, internet

The hundred year titan

Why are there no direct-to-consumer blockbuster films yet? “Long before the modern DTC era, movie studios did control the product from production to the theater house. This changed in 1948.” The Supreme Court decision that led studios to divest their […]

retail therapy

Sales tax is coming to the internet. 

This week, the Supreme Court overturned the Quill vs North Dakota decision from 1992 that’s kept sales tax from reaching all online transactions. I think it’s good that the interstate commerce loophole is going away, but managing the complexity of […]

retail therapy

Supreme Court to decide on online sales tax. 

“Internet Retailer asked retailers and consumers how they think a ruling—expected by the end of June after arguments this spring—will impact them.” Notably, this isn’t impactful for Amazon because they already collect sales tax everywhere. It’s also inevitable, in my […]