Stratechery by Ben Thompson

On the business, strategy, and impact of technology.

The TikTok War

How TikTok exposed Facebook's blindspot, thanks to its Chinese roots, and why those Chinese roots make TikTok a genuine concern.

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:05:27 +0000

Exponent Podcast: India, TikTok, and the U.S.

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss the Indian internet, TikTok, and whether or not the U.S. should ban it. Listen to it here.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:42:15 +0000

The Slack Social Network

Slack lost to Microsoft head-to-head, but has smartly shifted to a horizontal strategy that the vertically-oriented Microsoft can't match.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:58:27 +0000

Apple and Facebook

Apple and Facebook seem like they are in conflict, but have often been each other's best partners.

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:51:46 +0000

The End of OS X

OS X is retired, but fortunately, its legacy appears to live on in macOS 11.0.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:50:14 +0000

Apple, ARM, and Intel

ARM Macs are imminent; why they make sense, and why the implications could be far-reaching, for not just Apple but also Intel.

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:02:18 +0000

Never-ending Niches

The Internet changed how media competes to focus and quality, but quality is defined by your niche.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:07:59 +0000

Exponent Podcast: Speech and Systems

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Dust in the Light. Listen to it here.

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:22:19 +0000

Dust in the Light

The Internet ends gatekeepers and increases transparency, which has world-altering effects — both good and bad.

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:25:44 +0000

Platforms in an Aggregator World

Facebook Shops are good for Shopify merchants, but bad for Shopify; the answer is to push more into the real world.

Tue, 26 May 2020 15:09:21 +0000

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