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  • Zillow, Aggregation, and Integration

    Mon 11:47am By Ben Thompson
    Zillow fits the description of an aggregator, but it hasn't transformed its industry due to a lack of integration. Now it is trying to do exactly that.
  • The Facebook Current

    Apr 11, 2018, 10:12 am By Ben Thompson
    The Senate hearing about Facebook was a bigger deal than it might have seemed, both because it happened and because of what was said.
  • Exponent Podcast: There’s Always a Bigger Fish

    Apr 6, 2018, 5:56 am By Ben Thompson
    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The End of Windows. Listen to it here.
  • The End of Windows

    Apr 2, 2018, 9:07 am By Ben Thompson
    The Windows division no longer exists at Microsoft, marking the end to a four-year process of changing Microsoft's culture.
  • Stratechery 4.0

    Mar 27, 2018, 9:17 am By Ben Thompson
    The newest version of Stratechery.com: now explore the site via concept, company, or topic, or use dramatically improved search functionality. Plus, a new logo!
  • Exponent Podcast: Facebook’s Real Mistake

    Mar 23, 2018, 12:00 pm By Ben Thompson
    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The Facebook Brand. Listen to it here.
  • The Facebook Brand

    Mon 11:57am By Ben Thompson
    The Facebook brand is, due to Facebook's strategic choices, about not respecting privacy. That is why the Cambridge Analytica story is such a problem for the company.
  • Exponent Podcast: Qualcomm, Patents, and Innovation

    Mar 16, 2018, 12:00 pm By Ben Thompson
    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Qualcomm, National Security, and Patents. Listen to it here.
  • Qualcomm, National Security, and Patents

    Mar 13, 2018, 7:14 am By Ben Thompson
    The Trump administration blocked Broadcom's acquisition of Qualcomm, and I think it was the right move. Understanding why means understanding Qualcomm and Broadcom's plan for the company — and the problem with patents.
  • Exponent Podcast: 90’s Alt Forever

    Mar 9, 2018, 12:00 pm By Ben Thompson
    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Lessons From Spotify. Listen to it here.