Jeff Towson provides an insightful exploration into the future of iQiyi and the broader video entertainment tech industry. His comprehensive analysis of the strategies and trends that are set to influence this sector is invaluable. This content is essential for anyone keen on understanding the dynamics of the rapidly changing digital entertainment landscape.
In this episode of the Tech Strategy Podcast, Jeff Towson explores the potential of Threads to surpass Twitter, given the right product-market fit. He provides a detailed analysis of both platforms, their strengths, weaknesses, and potential growth trajectories. Don’t miss this insightful discussion on the future of social media platforms.
In Part 1, I detailed two examples of how AI-powered services are going to be superior to digital platforms (in some cases). They were: Uber vs. Robotaxis. Autonomous driving as a service is going to mostly replace ride-sharing platforms. Google Search vs. Neema. ChatGPT and other LLM content creation services are creating alternate and sometimes […]
Key concepts for this article: The Brutal Economics of Digital / Information Audience-Builder Platforms *** ChatGPT and large language models (LLM) have everyone talking. The ChatGPT prototype launched on November 30 is stunning. ChatGPT, which stands for Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, is basically a superpowered chatbot built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 suite of large language […]
Years ago, I started mapping out the evolution of Alibaba with pictures. I was having a hard time keeping all the moving parts in mind. And I was becoming more and more convinced that digital company development is path dependent. What comes next depends on what just happened. Microsoft is only capable of its current […]
In this episode of the Tech Strategy podcast, Jeff Towson discusses Elon Musk’s strategy for Twitter and how he plans to supercharge performance and then 10x the product. He explains how Musk is using his experience with Tesla and SpaceX to inform his approach to social media and how this could change the way we use Twitter. Towson also talks about the potential benefits and risks of Musk’s strategy and how it could impact the future of social media.
In Part 1, I argued that Twitter 1.0 is about supercharging operating performance. That’s what I expect to happen in the 6 months. And it looks to me like Elon is making big changes in the Digital Operating Basics. Specifically, DOB1, DOB2, DOB5, DOB6, and DOB7. See Part 1 for details. I do like that this […]
I’ve talked a lot about why KOLs and influencers are so important in a connected world. Live streaming and short video are currently the big focus of influencers, but this is a much larger phenomenon. So why is Baidu is selling iQiyi, China’s #2 video streaming platform? Consumers Are Networks It begins with this simple […]
I have one B2C “super chart”. It’s a bit ridiculous but stick with me. I think it is actually a good prediction of the future of B2C. The basic idea is that ecommerce is combining with entertainment. We see that in Taobao Live and TikTok already. And this is also being combined with social media […]
I first went through the financials of Bilibili in 2018, shortly after it went public. It was a very interesting company because of its rapidly growing usage. But I thought it was basically a weird niche version of YouTube. It had lots of quirky videos about anime, comics and gaming. It had pioneered bullet chat. […]