Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Feed since 25 Mar 2019

Bookmarks (43)

  • The Internet and the Third Estate

    Mark Zuckerberg suggested that social media is a "Fifth Estate"; in fact, social media is a...

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    Google and Ambient Computing

    Google presented a vision of ambient computing that goes beyond the smartphone. The company is well-placed,...

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    Exponent: The Abyss Stares Back

    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The China Cultural Clash....

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    The China Cultural Clash

    The NBA controversy in China highlights a culture clash that both tech companies and the U.S....

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    Exponent Podcast: Distracted at Facebook

    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Facebook from multiple angles,...

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    Beachheads and Obstacles

    Facebook and Amazon had events on the same day for Oculus and Alexa. Both are driven...

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    Neither, and New: Lessons from Uber and Vision Fund

    Uber represents something new: a company that is different than incumbents because of technology, yet not...

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    Exponent Podcast: The Exponent IPO

    On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Cloudflare and what it...

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    Day Two to One Day

    Amazon.com was showing signs of being a Day Two company, including the alleged manipulation of search....

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    The iPhone and Apple’s Services Strategy

    Apple's annual iPhone event may have marked Apple's true shift into being a Services company

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    What Is a Tech Company?

    The question of "What is a tech company" comes down to how much software and its...

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    Privacy Fundamentalism

    The current privacy debate is making things worse by not considering trade-offs, the inherent nature of...

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    The WeWork IPO

    The WeWork IPO is defined by audaciousness and excess, all of which is driven by unlimited...

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    Summer Break: Week of August 12

    Stratechery is on break the week of August 12. There will be no Weekly Article or...

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    A Framework for Moderation

    The question of what should be moderated, and when, is an increasingly frequent one in tech....

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    Shopify and the Power of Platforms

    It is all but impossible to beat an Aggregator head-on, as Walmart is trying to do...

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    Facebook, Libra, and the Long Game

    Libra is less about an immediate benefit to Facebook, and more about creating a world where...

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    Vacation Break: Week of June 17

    Stratechery is on vacation the week of June 17. There will be no Weekly Article or...