Fifty years ago the Street fell in love with diverse conglomerates like Gulf + Western. How different are the sprawling operations of the major Internet companies today?
There is a real chance that AWS’s purchase of semis may decline year-on-year in the second half as they, like everyone else, moderates pandemic spending. Not a cause for panic, but worth remembering that we tend to take data center growth for granted.
FUD, Channel, Software and Prices – Intel looks to be reaching the end of its competitive response playbook – cutting prices on their flagship products is not a good look for the company/
Roll Your Own Adventure – Semis companies are trading at all-time high valuations, but there is an ocean of competitors out there, including some of the biggest customer for those chips. Fun times.
Intel 2.0’s Customer Dilemma – If Intel can sort out its manufacturing process, if it can find the funds it needs, if it can build up a true customer service capability, and if can do all this in under three years, then IFS may be viable.
Google closing Stadia Studios is not entirely surprising but it serves as a good place for us to take a closer look at the Gaming Internet.
How does Amazon do it? – Amazon seems to have created a new model for building conglomerates
Amazon AI Assemble – Amazon launches its ML accelerator, demonstrating how hard it is to supply the data center industry with chips.
Trouble at Intel – Intel’s delay of 7nm chips is a near-term financial problem, a boon to its data center competitor, a geopolitical problem and not least a major identity crisis for the company.
Org Chart as an Service- Amazon’s growth is built on an incredibly flexible organizational structure