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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Facebook lost around 2.8 million U.S. users under 25 last year. 2018 won't be much better.

Recode--That’s according to research firm eMarketer.
February 12, 2018 Go to story on Recode

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Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

the Guardian--Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters• How Cambridge Analytica’s algorithms turned ‘likes’ into a political tool
March 17, 2018 Go to the Guardian

Leaked Amazon figures show TV drives millions of Prime signups

Engadget--'The Man in the High Castle' is about as popular as 'The Walking Dead'.
March 15, 2018 Go to Engadget

The Economics of Spotify.

Stratechery by Ben Thompson--Spotify has a marginal cost problem, but while the cause is unique to Spotify, the challenges are more applicable than it seems.
March 12, 2018 Go to Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Five Charts That Show How Companies Are Spending Their Tax Savings

Bloomberg.com--About 60 percent of the gains are going to shareholders, compared with 15 percent for employees.
March 06, 2018 Go to Bloomberg.com

If You Aren't Worried About A Trade War, You Don't Know About The Chicken Tax

Forbes--If you are an actual business leader, and not a real estate speculator pretending to be one, you probably know that trade wars are neither “good” nor “easy to win.” In fact, history proves just the opposite. So, it’s probably a good time to ask yourself what this means for your company.
March 03, 2018 Go to Forbes

Amazon to acquire Ring video doorbell maker, cracking open the door in home security market

GeekWire--Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Ring, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based maker of video cameras, doorbells and other smart home technologies, GeekWire has learned. The companies are expected to…
February 28, 2018 Go to GeekWire

What's at stake in the Microsoft Supreme Court case

The Verge--A mysterious email account raises questions about where your data lives
February 28, 2018 Go to The Verge

Sinclair Broadcast expects Tribune Media deal to close in 2nd quarter

baltimoresun.com--Sinclair Broadcast Group expects to finalize its proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media in the second quarter, the Hunt Valley TV station owner said Wednesday.
February 28, 2018 Go to baltimoresun.com

Facebook's algorithm has wiped out a once flourishing digital publisher

Business Insider--Facebook's recent algorithm change severely throttled traffic to LittleThings and caused its profit to plummet, the company says.
February 28, 2018 Go to Business Insider