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Facebook and the cost of monopoly
Last year, before Facebook realized it could just leverage its network to squash Snap, Mark Zuckerberg spent most of his presentation laying out a long-term vision for all the areas in which Facebook wanted to innovate. This year couldn’t have been more different: there was no vision, just the wholesale adoption of Snap’s, plus a whole bunch of tech demos that never bothered to tell a story of why they actually mattered for Facebook’s users.
facebook  f8  BenThompson 
april 2017 by iankennedy
Why BuzzFeed is the Most Important News Organization in the World
Because they have the power to rapidly iterate on the shifting sands of digital distribution, they will win.
buzzfeed  journalism  BenThompson 
march 2015 by iankennedy

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