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Article stratechery.com

Facebook Lenses – Stratechery by Ben Thompson - Stratechery by Ben Thompson (2018)


Facebook was down dramatically after its last earnings; to decide if it is justified it is worth looking at the company through many different lenses, both financial and strategic.

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Article stratechery.com

The Moat Map – Stratechery by Ben Thompson - Stratechery by Ben Thompson (2018)


The Moat Map describes the correlation between the degree of supplier differentiation and the externalization (or internalization) of a company’s network effect. A subtext to la...

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Article theverge.com

Facebook is taking on Tinder with new dating features - The Verge - The Verge (2018)


Facebook is adding a dating layer to its main mobile app, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today during the F8 developers conference keynote. The move will likely transform Faceboo...

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Article slate.com

Are you really Facebook’s product? The history of a dangerous idea. - Slate Magazine (2018)


The revealing history of everyone’s favorite Facebook critique.

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Article wired.com

Will Facebook Kill All Future Facebooks? - WIRED


Wired, 2017: “Facebook's pattern of acquiring or copying hot startups threatens innovation in social media.

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Article theatlantic.com

What Are Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook ‘Stories’? - The Atlantic


The format, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, is the native genre of glass rectangles...

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Article stratechery.com

The Bill Gates Line – aggregators and platforms - Stratechery by Ben Thompson - Stratechery by Ben Thompson (2018)


Understanding the differences between aggregators and platforms matters for companies interacting with them and also regulators considering antitrust...

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Article stratechery.com

Tech’s Two Philosophies – Stratechery by Ben Thompson - Stratechery by Ben Thompson (2018)


Google and Facebook represent one philosophy, and Microsoft and Apple represent another; tech needs both, but ultimately platforms are more important than aggregators.

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Article digiday.com

'A fun adventure, not a business': The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook - Digiday - Digiday (2018)


The Weather Channel is no longer actively publishing videos to Facebook due to a lack of meaningful revenue.

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Article techcrunch.com

Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


This week Facebook has launched a major new product play, slotting an algorithmic dating service inside its walled garden as if that’s perfectly normal behavior for an ageing so...

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Article theatlantic.com

Facebook Is Full of Emotional-Support Groups - The Atlantic - The Atlantic (2018)


People are sharing their deepest secrets on Facebook. Does the social network understand what it’s gotten into?

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Article venturebeat.com

Facebook kicked Zynga to the curb, publishers are next - 2016 - VentureBeat - VentureBeat (2016)


In hindsight, Zynga’s business never really made sense. When the gaming empire went public in 2011, the company hinged on fads (online farming?) and owed its existence to Facebook.

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Article cnbc.com

Inside Facebook's 'cult-like' workplace: dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time - CNBC (2019)


Former Facebook employees detailed how the company's leadership and performance review system have created a "go along" culture

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Article nytimes.com

Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger - The New York Times


Facebook’s chief executive has asserted control over its sprawling divisions and mandated the social network’s messaging services be knitted together.

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Article theverge.com

Facebook’s Patreon competitor is a bad deal for creators - The Verge - The Verge (2019)


Facebook’s Fan Subscriptions feature, which rolled out last March to a handful of pages, is a Patreon competitor that lets users pay $4.99 a month to their favorite creators. Th...

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Article techcrunch.com

Facebook wants up to 30% of fan subscriptions vs Patreon’s 5% – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


Facebook will drive a hard bargain with influencers and artists judging by the terms of service for the social network’s Patreon-like Fan Subscriptions feature that lets people ...

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Podcast exponent.fm

Platforms Versus Aggregators | Exponent podcast - Episode 152


Ben and James continue to discuss the differences between platforms and aggregators, including Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Netflix, Amazon, and Uber.

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Article stratechery.com

Facebook’s Privacy Cake – 2019 - Stratechery by Ben Thompson - Stratechery by Ben Thompson (2019)


Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement of A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking is not some dramatic pivot: it is a growth opportunity for Facebook and a challenge for regulators.

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Article techcrunch.com

Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million - TechCrunch


Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated gif search engine and platform provider, Facebook confirmed today, in a deal worth around $400 million, according to a report...

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