tech, startups, internet

Not even wrong: predicting tech.

Two inventions might start out looking like toys. One might become hugely impactful and change the world, while the other might not. Benedict Evans argues that the argument “well, lots of important things look like toys” is not technically wrong, […]

retail therapy

Why are toys such a bad business?

“Every year, [toy companies] have to a) predict trends, b) invent them, and c) commit capital to them. All without knowing how the rest of the year will turn out. Since toy trends exist, but don’t last for very long, […]

retail therapy

Toys R Us is back

Like the mythical phoenix re-emerging from the ashes of its ancestor, the toy site lives once more. This time, it’s products and supply chain are powered by Target. New physical stores are coming next. | learn more