The non-carbonated version would be a tie-up with Comcast’s cable assets
Next, there is a huge opportunity for someone to become the Spotify or Netflix of news. I had Tom Rogers (#gangster), who started CNBC and MSNBC, on my podcast. When I asked him what he would do if he were to start a new media business, this is the vision he articulated. If Netflix (or Apple, or Amazon, or a startup yet to be started up) wants to create that business, CNN would be a foundation to build on. Just as the luxury houses were anchored by an iconic brand (Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Gucci), CNN is one of a handful of iconic anchor brands.P.S. My new book, Post Corona, hits the shelves on Tuesday. Preorder now and I will surround you with white light. And… join a global cohort of students to learn the fundamentals of creating a product roadmap. Deepen your learning through case studies and ongoing discussions. Sign up for the Product Strategy Sprint, running January 12–26, 2021.Under-fetching — This is when the API endpoint doesn’t provide all of the required information. So, the client has to make multiple requests to get everything the application needs.
The beleaguered protagonist found in comic book author and illustrator Loryn Brantz’s posts is like a millennial version of the angst-ridden comic-strip icon Cathy, an archetype that seems more fitting now than ever.
The genius of Lord Birthday’s darkly comic, text-heavy illustrations is their relatable weirdness. You probably miss a lot of the “Things I Miss So Much.” You’ve probably said things similar to “Actual Things I’ve Said Lately.” It’s a catalog of the anxieties and delights of modern life.The core idea of REST is that you would retrieve a resource by putting through a request to the resource’s URL and get a response (usually JSON, but it depends on the API).P.S. My new book, Post Corona, hits the shelves on Tuesday. Preorder now and I will surround you with white light. And… join a global cohort of students to learn the fundamentals of creating a product roadmap. Deepen your learning through case studies and ongoing discussions. Sign up for the Product Strategy Sprint, running January 12–26, 2021.REST(Representational state transfer) is an API design architecture that’s used to implement web services by using a predefined set of stateless operations (including GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE).Like Bezos personally, Amazon or another Big Tech firm could buy CNN and finance its operations more or less forever without even noticing the expense. I could see Apple deciding to take Apple News seriously and bringing CNN under its wing, or Google deciding YouTube needs its testicles to descend. (Currently, 26% of Americans turn to YouTube for news.) If AT&T is looking for a buyer, their money is as green as it gets. But Big Tech doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to news, or caring about the commonwealth, and is likely in no mood right now to poke the antitrust bear.
While Apple and Amazon are getting into media in order to sell more iPhones and toilet paper, there are also deep-pocketed buyers for whom media is the core business. Netflix and Disney lack a news property in their empires. A decent outcome would be for the Mouse to cancel its dividend to purchase CNN, and for AT&T to sell CNN, cancel the dividend, invest in 5G, and become the largest subscription-based tech company on the planet — shedding the distraction of $30 billion Time Warner assets that muddy the narrative of a better $150 billion business. I hope Disney and AT&T’s boards reread the last sentence.
REST has been used by many developers to send data over HTTP whereas GraphQL is typically presented as a technology to replace the legacy of REST APIs. In this article, I’ll be explaining the benefits, limitations, and differences between these two, which will help you decide what to chose for your next project.
A decent outcome, and the bulking, as with any roll-up of declining assets, would be great for shareholders, as CNN are disciplined operators and would cut costs faster than revenue declines, creating shareholder value. In my experience, the premier risk-adjusted asset class is distressed investing.
Twitter desperately needs to escape its advertising dependency and build up the value proposition to support a subscription model. It has experimented with packaged content, including airing NFL games. Despite my abundant criticisms of his part-time management style and facial hair, Jack Dorsey has a brilliant product mind, and Twitter’s platform is incredibly dynamic — there is opportunity here to invent the future of news.
Similar to all CNN advertising, the semantics of a Twitter/CNN deal remind us how much it sucks to get old. Twitter would likely own 80% of the combined firm despite having roughly equivalent EBITDA. Youth and beards are wasted and unwelcome on the young, respectively. Twitter is the Murder, She Wrote of the digital age — you keep watching it despite it never changing. Mr. Dorsey confirms light (perception) is faster than sound (words).
In spite of its incredible shrinking CEO, Twitter has massive potential and would register a 20% increase in value upon moving to a subscription model. After cleansing its platform of rage-generating bots, Twitter could acquire CNN and begin to command the space it occupies. This move would make CNN/Twitter the iOS of news (more expensive, but higher quality) and Facebook/Fox the Android.
Over the past 48 hours I have proposed this idea to the CEOs and/or board members of each of these firms. My sense is all of them are smart and civic-minded. They have the resources and skills to arrest the march of Big Tech tyranny in the perversion of news. When I was a younger man, I’d find a hedge fund, buy a ton of shares, and lay siege to the wall (the boards of directors). This time, my sword is my pen. And, finally, I’m more interested in being effective than being right.