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  • Metaverses

    Tue 9:02am By Ben Thompson
    The Metaverse of Snow Crash is not a good analogy for the future, as the Internet breaks down into Stephenson's dystopia
  • Instagram’s Evolution

    Jul 7, 2021, 11:19 am By Ben Thompson
    Instagram's shift away from being a photo-sharing app is very much inline with the service's continuous evolution.
  • The Lightness of Windows

    Jun 28, 2021, 10:14 am By Ben Thompson
    The Windows 11 announcement was fun and interesting, but there is a reason that Windows is no longer the center of Microsoft's business.
  • Pandemic Progress

    Jun 21, 2021, 9:47 am By Ben Thompson
    Marc Andreessen has changed his tone over the past year; there is a cynical interpretation, but I think the shift is justified.
  • The Cicilline Salvo

    Jun 15, 2021, 7:54 am By Ben Thompson
    A package of new proposed laws for regulating tech companies are in part a negotiating ploy, but also an indicator of change.
  • Integrated Apple and App Store Risk

    Jun 8, 2021, 7:21 am By Ben Thompson
    WWDC highlighted how Apple's differentiation is based on integration; the company ought not risk that differentiation for exploitive App Store policies.
  • Passport

    Jun 3, 2021, 2:36 pm By Ben Thompson
    Announcing Passport, the new infrastructure supporting Stratechery.
  • App Store Arguments

    May 25, 2021, 12:14 pm By Ben Thompson
    There are all kinds of arguments to make about the App Store, and nearly all of them are good ones; that's why the best solution can only come from Apple.
  • Distribution and Demand

    May 18, 2021, 8:57 am By Daman Rangoola
    Distribution on the Internet is free; what matters is controlling demand. AT&T and Verizon didn't understand the distinction.
  • Cloudflare on the Edge

    May 11, 2021, 1:01 pm By Ben Thompson
    Cloudflare is uniquely positioned to become a major player in an Internet 3.0 world, where politics matter more than economics.