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  • Exponent Podcast: The Exponent IPO

    Fri 12:00pm By Ben Thompson
    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Cloudflare and what it is like going through an IPO, as well as what has gone wrong with WeWork. Listen to it here.
  • Day Two to One Day

    Tue 8:10am By Ben Thompson
    Amazon.com was showing signs of being a Day Two company, including the alleged manipulation of search. There is reason, though, to be optimistic that the company has gotten back to Day One. Plus, where are the other big tech companies?
  • The iPhone and Apple’s Services Strategy

    Sep 11, 2019, 7:19 am By Ben Thompson
    Apple's annual iPhone event may have marked Apple's true shift into being a Services company
  • What Is a Tech Company?

    Sep 3, 2019, 11:09 am By Ben Thompson
    The question of "What is a tech company" comes down to how much software and its unique characteristics affects the company's core business.
  • Privacy Fundamentalism

    Aug 27, 2019, 9:41 am By Ben Thompson
    The current privacy debate is making things worse by not considering trade-offs, the inherent nature of digital, or the far bigger problems that come with digitizing the offline world.
  • A Framework for Moderation

    Aug 7, 2019, 8:49 am By Ben Thompson
    The question of what should be moderated, and when, is an increasingly frequent one in tech. There is no bright line, but there are ways to get closer to an answer.
  • Shopify and the Power of Platforms

    Jul 11, 2019, 9:44 am By Ben Thompson
    It is all but impossible to beat an Aggregator head-on, as Walmart is trying to do with Amazon. The solution instead is to build a platform like Shopify.
  • Facebook, Libra, and the Long Game

    Jun 25, 2019, 10:32 am By Ben Thompson
    Libra is less about an immediate benefit to Facebook, and more about creating a world where companies like Facebook have the best chance to prosper. That is why Facebook gave up so much control.
  • Exponent Podcast: Game of Phones

    Jun 14, 2019, 12:00 pm By Ben Thompson
    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Apple’s Audacity. Listen to it here.
  • Tech and Antitrust

    Jun 10, 2019, 4:53 am By Ben Thompson
    A review of the potential antitrust cases against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon suggests that only Google is vulnerable.