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📉 Big Tech - How and Why - Issue #31

Laura Bokobza
Laura Bokobza
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Hello !
🥳 I turn 49 today
🥳 I turn 49 today
🐦 Last week on Twitter: differences between Twitter et Mastodon. We’ll get subscription fatigue while driving. I’ve published my first eBook (in french). TikTok launches contextual advertising. A QR code to facilitate recommerce. Twitter‘s Edit function lacks digital sobriety.
  • Big Tech’s in trouble
  • Strategy is not a balance sheet process
  • Use cases of AI in marketing
  • A tool for your email signatures
🤵‍♀️ And of course the lady of the week.
Don’t hesitate to reply to this email and let me know what you liked or didn’t like, it’s always and still a work-in-progress !
The big one
Is this the end of Big Tech? The recent financial results of several giants are not great.
Financial results
  • Facebook lost subscribers in 2021, and could lose revenue in Q2 2022.
  • Apple warned that they have supply concerns that would impact revenue.
  • Amazon announced its first quarterly loss in 7 years.
  • Netflix lost subscribers for the first time in 10 years, as I mentioned in issue #29
  • Google is seeing slower growth and did not meet its Q1 targets, among other things because of YouTube‘s poor quarter.
The reactions
  • Netflix continues to tighten the screws, especially on wages.
  • Facebook is searching, and can’t really find itself amidst all its attempted pivots.
  • Amazon continues to diversify into content but with technology, and is now offering virtual product placement which can take place after their series are produced.
  • My favorite recent announcement? The end of the password. Apple, Microsoft and Google have chosen FIDO, an interoperable technology that should be rolled out next year.
Apple in turmoil?
But Apple’s week hasn’t been all roses.
FAANG now weigh 15% of the S&P500, whereas they weighed 19% a few months ago… The end of Big Tech?
🎙 Debrief de la rédac
Food for thought
😰 Everyone to the shelters
🥸 Do you do strategy?
🐦 It's gonna be allright
🧐 Back to the roots
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💪 Best Practices
💰 Business
📊 Trends
📚 History
🛠 Resources
  • 🥳 I’ve published my first eBook 🇫🇷 on my website, thanks to Plezi One. With a WordPress extension and freemium. You should try it !
  • ✍️ I’ve posted on LinkedIn 🇫🇷 about putting your newsletter subscription link in your email signature. I used the freemium tool Signature.
  • 🔗 Recut edits your videos and takes out silences automatically. If you spend time editing, the investment might be quickly be worth it… (Mac only)
  • 📊 A LinkedIn copywriter published a sponsored post on this writing aid tool, before deleting the sponsorship mention… It caught my attention ! Mark Copy AI claims SEO-capabilities. No info on the tech or the team however. I’ll give it a try.
Every week, a woman whose Twitter antics makes my TL better, funnier, sunnier…
Emilia has recently been featured on Thinkers360 B2B women leaders. Customer Success and Tech Mom… one of us !
Emilia D'Anzica
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As I do it anyway (both out of need for my clients and out of sheer curiosity for, well, everything), why not share with you what I’ve thought useful ? On top of my posts on Twitter and LinkedIn, I’ll share with you every week what has inspired me, surprised me, what I found insightful, or sometimes just funny.
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Laura Bokobza
Laura Bokobza @lbokobza

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