Winner Take All


A Podcast by Applico


Spotify Podcast Deals: Spotify Signs on DC Comics and Kim Kardashian for Exclusive Podcasts

Spotify has announced new exclusive podcast deals with DC Comics and Kim Kardashian in addition to the blockbuster deal with Joe Rogan announced in May. Alex discusses Spotify’s large investment into the podcasting space and explains why podcasts are ideal…

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Facebook Ad Boycott: Striking Against Tech Monopolies?

There’s been reports of multiple companies suspending their advertising on Facebook to protest their policies around censorship and non-removal of bad actors. Alex looks at early reports of companies suspending ad spend and discusses whether or not it’s possible to…

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Mixer Shutting Down: Microsoft Closes Livestreaming Platform

Microsoft has announced that they will be shutting down their livestreaming platform Mixer and forming a partnership with Facebook Gaming. Alex breaks down where he thinks Mixer ran into challenges achieving critical mass and looks into what next moves might…

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Walmart and Shopify Partner to Fight Amazon

Walmart and Shopify have announced a partnership in which Shopify merchants can easily connect their accounts to sell on Walmart’s online marketplace. Alex discusses the integration and looks at some additional ways Walmart could support sellers and bring more supply…

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Amazon Antitrust: Will The EU Finally Stick Amazon w/ Charges?

Reports indicate that the EU plans to bring formal antitrust charges against Amazon for it’s dealings with third-party sellers. Alex looks at what we’ve heard from Amazon in past hearings and discusses how the EU should approach these antitrust accusations…

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Why Just Eat Takeaway Overpaid for GrubHub

European delivery platform Just Eat Takeaway made headlines in early June when they announced a deal to acquire U.S. food delivery platform Grubhub for $7.3 billion, a sizeable premium compared to what competitor Uber was offering for Grubhub. Alex looks…

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Zoom in China: Why Zoom Video is NOT Safe

Zoom Video is facing backlash after agreeing to censor Tiananmen Square Massacre 31st anniversary meetings deemed “illegal” by the Chinese Government. Alex takes an in-depth look at what is currently known about Zoom Video Communications’ links to the Chinese Government…

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Amazon B2B: Amazon Supplying Over 50% of Top Hospitals

New reports show that Amazon Business(Amazon’s B2B focused marketplace initiative) has supplied over 100 million health and safety products to government and health care organizations. Alex breaks down how Amazon’s marketplace platform model has allowed them to sell to over…

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Tencent Backed TikTok Clone Zynn Banned From App Store

Zynn, a Chinese video sharing app backed by Tencent, has been removed from the IOS App Store and Google Play Store due to complaints of plagiarism. Alex describes the blatant nature in which Zynn stole and published content to fake…

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Online Grocery: What’s Next For Instacart?

Instacarrt has officially announced that they have raised $225 million as part of a new financing round led by DST Global and General Catalyst, with existing investor D1 Capital Partners participating. Alex discusses this new round that values the platform…

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Twitter Censorship: Why Platforms Need More Potentially Offensive Content

Alex breaks down the 4 elements of a core transaction (Create, Connect, Consume, and Compensate) and explains how recent censorship actions taken by social platforms have modified these elements. He goes on to explain that when a digital public forum…

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Just Eat Takeaway Buys Grubhub🍔: Did Uber Miss Out?

European delivery service Just Eat Takeaway has confirmed that they will be acquiring GrubHub in a $7.3 billion deal. Alex discusses Grubhub being acquired by Just Eat Takeaway despite GRUB being in deal talks with ride sharing platform Uber and…

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