成人行业的现状

前几天成人杂志《花花公子》宣布不再刊登裸体女郎,背后的动因是互联网催生的大量免费成人内容。而在美剧《硅谷》里,成人行业的公司可以一掷千金购买软件,但影视剧毕竟是影视剧,事实上的情况是:

The thing about the adult industry today is that … it’s a very low-margin business.

《连线》的这篇报道信息量很大,当然也有不少废话,不过读起来还是很有趣。

Link:The Porn Business Isn't Anything Like You Think It Is

移动平台从来不是中立的

过去,web时代是个不折不扣的整理平台,即便是微软这样占据操作系统的大佬也没有介入web中,但现在Apple和Google牢牢占据了移动平台的入口,他们决定着移动平台的体验:

This, obviously, is why Facebook keeps trying to insert its own layers into the OS (and why Amazon made a phone). I sometimes feel that every spring Facebook holds F8 and says "this is what interaction on smartphones will look like"!", and a few weeks later Apple and Google say "look, sorry kid, but...". It's not Facebook's platform to change.

今年,苹果用更优化的Siri和3D touch重新定义入口,而Google则放出Now on tap的招数。

Link:Mobile is not a neutral platform — Benedict Evans