Scott’s Newsletter #39

This Fast Company feature on the Washington Post’s tech aspirations is one of the best I’ve read.

Platforms are focused on one thing: their own business. Amazon is no different, which has publishers on guard.

The music industry changed dramatically when streaming took hold. Silicon Valley is now backing (WSJ paywall) a new venture which leverages streaming data to improve artist marketing.

Bloomberg’s feature on why the HomePod’s road to market (now 2018) has been so long is fascinating.

I leased a new car recently. Signing the paperwork, I wondered if I’ll even need a car three years from now. Autonomy is coming. had some strong predictions.

Speaking of cars: turning the fuel that powers cars sometimes comes from a favorite drink of mine: wine.

My wife loves Stitch Fix. I love great business lessons. 25IQ spoke to SF’s founder about just that.

Nike’s new augmented reality experience (WSJ paywall) merges location, technology and e-commerce.

Just for fun: the making of Mighty Ducks, an oral history from The Hockey News.

Finally, the phone rings and it looks like a local number. But you pick up and it’s the FBI telling you you’re late on some payment. Sadly, spam is back.

Rock and Roll.

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