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  • Non-Fungible Taylor Swift

    Mon 10:01am By Ben Thompson
    Taylor Swift, like Dave Chappelle, is leveraging the power of the Internet to take control of their art.
  • Sovereign Writers and Substack

    Mar 22, 2021, 10:46 am By Ben Thompson
    Substack is at the center of media controversy, most of which misses the point that sovereign writers — not Substack — are in control.
  • Moderation in Infrastructure

    Tue 9:34am By Ben Thompson
    Infrastructure companies need a distinct approach to moderation that focuses on neutrality and due process.
  • The Roblox Microverse

    Mar 9, 2021, 11:08 am By Ben Thompson
    Roblox is something new and interesting that abstracts away the platforms underneath it.
  • The Web’s Missing Interoperability

    Mar 2, 2021, 10:13 am By Ben Thompson
    Truly unlocking competition in tech means increasing interoperability; an absolutist approach to privacy is doing the exact opposite.
  • Clubhouse’s Inevitability

    Feb 15, 2021, 10:54 am By Ben Thompson
    Clubhouse will do for audio what Twitter, Instagram Stories, and TikTok did for text, images, and video.
  • Mistakes and Memes

    Feb 9, 2021, 10:04 am By Ben Thompson
    Information on the Internet is conveyed by memes, which can be anything and everything. The real world impacts are only now being understood.
  • The Relentless Jeff Bezos

    Feb 3, 2021, 9:38 am By Ben Thompson
    Jeff Bezos is retiring, and will go down as one of the great CEO's in tech history, in part because of how he transformed Amazon into a tech company in every respect.
  • Publishing is Back to the Future

    Jan 27, 2021, 9:21 am By Ben Thompson
    Journalism cannot afford to be divorced from business realities; that applies to Australia, the New York Times, and even Andreessen Horowitz.
  • Intel Problems

    Jan 19, 2021, 9:19 am By Ben Thompson
    Intel is in much more danger than its profits suggest; the problems are a long time in the making, and the solution is to split up the company.