Stratechery

New layout, same great words about big tech

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Stratechery provides analysis of the strategy and business side of technology and media, and the impact of technology on society. Weekly Articles are free, while three Daily Updates a week are for subscribers only.

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Developer and Tech Lead

Ben stands out in his analysis of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google (FANG) and describing the business models and strategies these businesses follow.

The free articles are amazing, the daily articles are fantastic value. His new site has a much better structure for describing the vast range of subjects within the tech world he covers.

Bonus: Check out Exponent.fm, the companion podcast hosted by @benthompson & @jamesallworth. Among a wide range of fascinating subjects they explore, they've been way out in front (by years) of the issues and challenges Facebook have created and now face, and how this will impact on the wider tech and startup industries.

Pros:

Spot on accessible deep dive analysis of the biggest issues in Tech

Cons:

None

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Weekend Club Founder

I've subscribed to the Daily Update for over a year now, and would recommend it to anyone who works in the technology industry.

Pros:

The smartest, most condensed tech analysis out there.

Cons:

Requires fairly solid foundation in strategy/economics, but this can be learned.

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Venture Designer - Founders Factory

Ben is an outstanding writer that I have referenced numerous times in my career across tech, media and advertising.

Pros:

Some of the smartest thinking available in tech

Cons:

Makes me feel stupid sometimes

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Chief of Staff @ Lambda School

Get the podcast Exponent.fm for even more depth

Pros:

Best strategic analysis of tech

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None

Front end dev, Routehappy

Ben distills the business decisions behind what is happening with the biggest companies in tech into easy to digest daily briefings.

Pros:

Interesting takes on the biggest happenings in tech

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None

CEO @ Continually

I paid for a subscription to the daily update last year and got a TON of new insights from it

Pros:

Terrific analysis and new perspectives

Cons:

Nothing I can think of

Product Manager

I've been a subscriber for years now and can honestly say this has educated me like no other source. If you want an edge in conversation, or just need to develop your own opinions on the tech world, this is for you.

Pros:

It's deep, it's amoral, it's supremely insightful.

Cons:

None!