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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
As the Google-led Chat carrier service shows, encryption is only viable for closed systems, so increased privacy regulations may further entrench walled gardens   —  Note: This article has nothing to do with open or closed source code  —  It was eight years ago next month that Vic Gundotra …
Apr 26, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A current moving against Facebook swept Zuckerberg before Congress, which has shown rare bipartisan support that something should be done about the company   —  “I thought something was going to get done,” lamented a friend, in reference to yesterday's Senate hearing that featured a single witness …
Apr 11, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A timeline of how Microsoft came to accept the reality of Windows' decline with Nadella's reorg, leaving it without a dedicated PC division, a first since 1980   —  The story of Windows' decline is relatively straightforward and a classic case of disruption:  — The Internet dramatically reduced application lock-in
Apr 3, 2018, 12:15 AMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Qualcomm-Broadcom merger threatened US security more because it would have dulled Qualcomm's competitiveness beyond 5G than because Broadcom is a foreign firm   —  From the New York Times: … I can see why the New York Times (and most other commentators) immediately attributed this decision …
Mar 13, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Amazon could disrupt US healthcare by converting a standardized healthcare interface for its employees into a marketplace for individuals and other employers   —  It's pretty rare for the same company to feature in two consecutive Weekly Articles; yesterday's announcement …
Feb 4, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Amazon Go is another manifestation of Amazon's strategy: invest massively in R&D for a moat that no retailer or software-based competitor can match   —  Amazon Go is the story of technology, and so is this tweet: … Yesterday the Amazon Go concept store in Seattle opened to the public …
Jan 23, 2018, 10:05 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Arguments against FCC's Net Neutrality rollback miss that regulation incurs opportunity costs and more attention should be paid to inter-ISP competition   —  Weirdly, this article about the American broadband market must start in Portugal. … Last week Federal Communications Commission …
Nov 28, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Proposed Senate tax plan won't impede incumbent companies but would severely handicap startups moving forward, which may explain lack of pushback from big firms   —  There was an interesting line of commentary around the news that Stitch Fix, the personalized clothing e-commerce company, was going to IPO: these numbers are incredible!
Nov 14, 2017, 6:10 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
iPhone X shows how Apple's integration of hardware and software fends off less integrated rivals, like Google, even when rival services are superior   —  The history of Apple being doomed doesn't necessarily repeat, but it does rhyme.  —  Take the latest installment, from Professor Mohanbir Sawhney …
Nov 7, 2017, 7:55 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
FTC failed in allowing Facebook to acquire Instagram, WhatsApp; it should intervene on tbh, regardless of whether the purchase price is enough to mandate review   —  There was one line in TechCrunch's report about Facebook's purchase of social app tbh [sic] that made me raise my eyebrows (emphasis mine):
Oct 23, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context

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