After 23 months of hiding, I joined almost 50K Web Summit 2021 attendees in Lisbon this past week. Thank you Paddy Cosgrave and Casey Lau and the Web Summit team for keeping me super busy. And congratulations for the amazing, vibrant, masked and massive turnout. I did my annual China Internet Report 2021 update. Here is the deck
if you are interested.
I am super excited to support Frost Li and lead Social Chat’s $6.2 million seed round
along with Gradient Ventures, Kevin Lin, co-founder of Twitch; Tony Zhao, founder of Agora.io; Ran Makavy, former chief product officer at Lyft. Social commerce will be the standard for every brand and every store. It’s time for brands to take back control of their customer data so they don’t lose their audience to another platforms. Frost and the SocialChat team will do just that and giving power back to the brands!
I really enjoy reading this DAOs: Absorbing the Internet
piece. A great read covering from what is DAO, its mechanics, type of DAOs to legal implication.
Facebook rebranded to ‘Meta’ - a holding company that owns Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps, VR and ‘the metaverse’ which Mark Zuckerberg believes is the next platform after smartphones. I do think Facebook it is a PR stunt in the mist of all the data privacy whistleblower news. Then two days later, a Chicago-based company called Meta filed a court case against Facebook
, saying Mark stole its name. Watch
Mark talks like a robot.
Here are the top mobile news this week >
- Apple - ATT advantages Apple’s ad network
- Facebook Challenges Apple on Content Payment
- AMD - Lands Facebook / Meta as customer