Winner Take All


A Podcast by Applico


Apple App Store: Why 15% Cut Is a Terrible Move by Apple

It has been announced that Apple will be reducing its app store commissions. Starting January 1st, 2021, developers making up to $1 million/year will pay a 15% commission rate. Alex discusses this surprising concession from Apple and breaks down why…

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TikTok raising money

ByteDance, the parent company of popular micro video platform TikTok and the world’s most valuable startup, is reportedly looking to raise $2 billion at a $180 billion company valuation. Alex ponders why a company that made a profit of $3…

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DoorDash IPO: Is $DASH Stock a Day One Buy?

DoorDash Inc., a popular U.S. food delivery platform, released their public S-1 on Monday, an important step as the company moves forward with publicly listing its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DASH”….

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Airbnb IPO: Will Airbnb Stock be a Good Rental Platform Investment? | 2020 Tech IPO

Short-term rental platform Airbnb, officially released it’s prospectus on Monday detailing the companies profits and losses. Airbnb plans to go public and trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol “ABNB”. Alex looks over Airbnb’s S-1 document and turns up…

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Why Food is the Next Big Platform Battleground

A new report from Cowen, an American multinational independent investment bank, details fresh data on the most popular platforms and services for online grocery orders. Alex looks at what companies are currently on top of online grocery delivery and explains…

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Ant Group IPO: Chinese President Xi Slams the Brakes

Chinese financial services company Ant Group, was set to hold the largest IPO in history, a record $37 billion listing. Plans have now changed after Co-founder Jack Ma, during a speech at the Bund Summit in Shanghai, was critical of…

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The Moment Facebook’s Director Realized The Platform Was Harmful

Moment CEO Tim Kendall, discusses when he first realized how detrimental social platform’s attention extractive business models could be. Kendall goes on to illustrate how behaviors with smart phones can mimic how people interact with addictive substances. Tim architected early…

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Farfetch Stock: $FTCH $1.1 Billion Deal w/ Alibaba + Swiss Luxury Group Richemont

News has come out that Farfetch, as part of a newly formed global strategic partnership, will receive a $1.1 billion investment from Chinese eCommerce goliath Alibaba and Swiss luxury brand group Richemont. Alex talks about what this massive deal means…

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Why Social Media Is Bad For Your Health | Tim Kendall on Winner Take All

Tim Kendall, CEO of Moment and former Facebook Director of Monetization, details the lack of attention given to social well-being and how the attention extractive models of social platforms have come to exacerbate social well-being issues in the digital age….

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Tim Kendall | Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’, Pinterest President, Facebook Director of Monetization

Moment CEO Tim Kendall joins Alex Moazed to discuss a plethora of topics concerning social media platforms, online censorship, matchmaking algorithms, and the impact digitization has had on social well being. Tim architected early monetization strategies for Facebook and Pinterest…

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Does This Prove Facebook is a Monopoly?!

Facebook’s Q3 2020 earnings indicated strong growth in ad revenue, eCommerce, and YOY DAU’s. Analysts expected the social platform conglomerate to earn $1.91 per-share, well below the posted $2.71 in per-share profit. Alex discusses how Facebook’s monopoly power negates the…

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U.S. GDP 2020: Q3 Spending Shifts to Alternative Areas of Economy

New data shows that in Q3 of 2020 the United States economy recovered about 66% of ground lost from the pandemic fueled decline earlier this year. Alex discusses U.S. Q3 GDP, what sectors are still down, and the strong shifts…

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