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  • Exponent Podcast: The Products They Built Along the Way

    Feb 9, 2018, 9:26 am By Ben Thompson
    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Apple’s Middle Age. Listen to it here.
  • Apple’s Middle Age

    Feb 5, 2018, 8:39 am By Ben Thompson
    For Apple, hitting middle age means a strategy primarily focused on monetizing its existing customers. It makes sense, but one wonders what happens next.
  • Amazon Health

    Jan 31, 2018, 8:13 am By Ben Thompson
    Amazon Health doesn't seem like much now, but there are hints it could be the ultimate application of Aggregation Theory.
  • Amazon Go and the Future

    Jan 23, 2018, 8:50 am By Ben Thompson
    Amazon Go exemplifies how Amazon is building its monopoly in three ways: horizontally, vertically, and financially. Plus, why automation is worth being optimistic about.
  • Facebook’s Motivations

    Jan 17, 2018, 9:19 am By Ben Thompson
    The impact of Facebook's News Feed changes on the media is far less interesting than what the changes — and their stated purpose — say about Facebook itself.
  • Meltdown, Spectre, and the State of Technology

    Jan 8, 2018, 7:21 am By Ben Thompson
    Meltdown and especially Spectre are vexing vulnerabilities, precisely because processors are working as designed. All we can do is muddle through.
  • The 2017 Stratechery Year in Review

    Dec 20, 2017, 4:11 am By Ben Thompson
    The most popular and most important posts on Stratechery in 2017.
  • Disney and Fox

    Dec 12, 2017, 9:24 am By Ben Thompson
    Disney's rumored acquisition of 21st Century Fox is all about competing with Netflix; whether or not that is a good thing depends on your frame of reference.
  • The Pollyannish Assumption

    Dec 5, 2017, 9:22 am By Ben Thompson
    Moderating user-generated content is hard: it is easier, though, with a realistic understanding that the Internet reflects humanity — it is capable of both good and evil.
  • Give Stratechery as a Gift

    Nov 27, 2017, 8:43 am By Ben Thompson
    The holiday season is approaching, and a Stratechery subscription can be given as a gift! You can specify the date of delivery (like, say, December 25, to pick a random example), and include a personalized message to be delivered by email. To buy a gift visit…