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  • Manifestos and Monopolies

    Tue 9:57am By Ben Thompson
    Facebook has long had too much power, but Mark Zuckerberg's expressed willingness to use said power for political ends means it's time to consider countermeasures.
  • Snap’s Apple Strategy

    Feb 13, 2017, 9:52 am By Ben Thompson
    Snap plans to win on innovation; we've known for 30 years, though, that that is not always enough.
  • Inspired Media

    Jan 31, 2017, 10:07 am By Ben Thompson
    The key for products and politicians used to be maximizing paid and earned media. What matters on the Internet, though, is inspired media.
  • The Great Unbundling

    Jan 18, 2017, 11:49 am By Ben Thompson
    It's trivial to say that the Internet changed media; what is more interesting is unpacking how different types of media were affected, and why — and what might happen to TV.
  • The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV

    Jan 9, 2017, 5:49 am By Ben Thompson
    Today is being marked as the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone; it is a footnote of history that it is also the 10-year anniversary of the Apple TV. It's a reminder that we don't know what innovations matter until they occur.
  • Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System

    Jan 4, 2017, 10:45 am By Ben Thompson
    Money is made at chokepoints, and the most valuable chokepoints are operating systems; Amazon has built exactly that with Alexa.
  • The 2016 Stratechery Year in Review

    Dec 21, 2016, 5:38 am By Ben Thompson
    The top posts on Stratechery in 2016
  • The State of Technology at the End of 2016

    Dec 13, 2016, 11:22 am By Ben Thompson
    The annual Stratechery review of the state of technology, and call to build products that unlock human potential
  • Opendoor: A Startup Worth Emulating

    Dec 7, 2016, 11:38 am By Ben Thompson
    OpenDoor has a unique yet high-risk approach to residential real estate; that's a great thing, both for its prospects and for society.
  • How Google Is Challenging AWS

    Nov 30, 2016, 9:37 am By Ben Thompson
    AWS seems to have a dominant position in enterprise computing, but Google is trying to change the rules to favor their inherent strengths; they just might succeed