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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Zuckerberg's manifesto is a sign Facebook's power should be checked   —  It is certainly possible that, as per recent speculation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to run for President.  It is also possible that Facebook is on the verge of failing “just like MySpace”.
Feb 21, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
With Alexa, Amazon is building the operating system of the home, a strategy that's more evident with each new Alexa-integrated device announcement   —  The concept of an operating system is pretty straightforward: it is a piece of software that manages a computer, making said computer's …
Jan 4, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Opendoor's business model of buying and flipping homes is risky, but the startup's streamlining of the home-selling process has great disruptive potential   —  I suppose I appreciate the efficiency with which Techcrunch expressed its skepticism for tech's latest unicorn, Opendoor …
Dec 11, 2016, 11:20 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Instagram Stories is copying done right: cloning the result of years of iteration, while leveraging Instagram's 500M users   —  One of the more eye-rolling sentiments in tech — thankfully fading — is that every rectangular device with a touchscreen is a rip-off of the iPhone.  Well duh!
Aug 3, 2016, 5:35 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How Apple's unitary organizational structure creates great products but subpar services   —  Apple's Organizational Crossroads  —  Apple is unique, and I mean that objectively.  —  Forget about products for a moment, about which reasonable people can disagree.
Apr 20, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How the FBI is essentially asking Apple for a master key for iPhones, and why the PR optics are bad for Apple in shooter case   —  [FREE] Apple Versus the FBI, Understanding iPhone Encryption, The Risks for Apple and Encryption  —  Today's update is a bit tardy for good reason …
Feb 17, 2016, 5:55 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How Facebook and Google dominate digital advertising, and why other tech companies struggle   —  The Reality of Missing Out  —  When it comes to ad-supported services, pundits everywhere are fond of the adage “If you're not the customer you're the product”.
Feb 15, 2016, 6:25 AMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How Facebook beat Twitter with its algorithmic News Feed and easy setup, and why it's too late for Twitter to catch up   —  How Facebook Squashed Twitter  —  The idea of a “smartphone” that could connect to the Internet and run applications was around long before 2007; Apple, though …
Jan 27, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
With Moments, Twitter reinvented the newspaper and has the potential to be the best newspaper in the world   —  Twitter's Moment  —  I try to save the most over-used of clichés for special moments, and that's exactly what this week feels like for Twitter.
Oct 10, 2015, 7:25 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple should improve the iPad by making it a better platform for developers, not introducing a new product   —  From Products to Platforms  —  Yesterday's Apple keynote was one of the company's best in quite some time.1 One reason why was, as John Gruber noted, a certain sense of stagecraft …
Sep 10, 2015, 12:35 PMIn context

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IBM:
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