Here and there, for and against.

Tech

What is a Tech Company?

Ben Thompson goes after the buzzword..

Venture capitalist fund tech companies, which are characterized by a zero marginal cost component that allows for uncapped returns on investment.

PS: WeWork is no Tech Company.

https://stratechery.com/2019/what-is-a-tech-company/

On the recent moves in the HP corporation.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/antonio-neri-and-hewlett-packard-enterprises-cultural-revolution/

Why more and more consumers turn their back on the big social networks and go niche.

https://om.co/2019/09/06/kickshitter/


Retail

The role of private label products in retail.

Private-label products currently account for much larger shares of sales for brick-and-mortar stores than they do for online retailers. $17 out of every $100 spent in American brick-and-mortar stores goes to private-label brands, while online, private-label products make up only 3 percent of sales of packaged goods. But private labels’ share of online spending has been on the rise, more than doubling in the past two years.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/09/amazon-my-face-wash-and-me/597502/

Puma built it’s own retail version of Disneyland.

https://qz.com/quartzy/1696964/pumas-nyc-5th-ave-flagship-puts-fun-experiences-first/


Other

Dynamic pricing as sustainable and fair concept?

Putting a price on urban services, and using technology to ensure those prices reflect their true cost and value, will likely become more common.

https://reasonstobecheerful.world/can-flexible-pricing-be-fair/

The somewhat clever and somewhat confusing history of naming iPhones.

https://www.aboveavalon.com/notes/2019/9/4/naming-iphones

Neil Young VS. Music Streaming.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/magazine/neil-young-streaming-music.html


Best regards,

Max