How Crisps Went From Simple To Sensational
Who wants 🧀 & Onion anymore 🤷♂️
|Danny Denhard||Jan 17|
Happy Friday Must Readers!
In 2020 we are constantly over-served by companies and apps we didn’t know we wanted or needed. Two things really stood out to me this week,
1. Instagram DM’s are now working on the web (2 comments: (1) Working on desktop is good for work time usage which is heavily dominated by Desktops & enables more users easier access = 💵 for Insta and (2) many people choose to bypass downloading apps now and Instagram is one many are now using in their browser & works as an app in browser) and
2. Twitter’s constant battle with the edit button…I know it will be a hotly discussed topic inside Twitter but can’t be that hard can it? 🕵️♂️
Why you are here…⤵
😍 The Must-Reads Of The Week 😍
💰The Economist Magazine takes a look at - How “subscription-only platform” (content creator crowdfunding site) Onlyfans helps YouTubers, artists and adult creators.
Having worked on and led a Crowdfunding platform, it is a really competitive but complicated space for creators. Many creators are looking for platforms to manage their subscriptions for exclusive and offer unique content for their fans.
💸 Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote in detail what this year will look like at Buzzfeed and it looks profitable. I personally love the transparency and their opportunities.
🏦 Plaid was acquired by Visa this week, this is important as Plaid powers huge amounts of fintech and peer to peer transactions, Visa’s acquisition case can be read here, Paying 50x revenue is some statement. Have a look at their clients and how slow Growth is with neo and challenger banks
👎 @Jack Twitter’s part-time CEO took part in a Q&A and suggested there won’t be an edit button in 2020 (video)
Mini rant; if you have ever worked in Product, you will always have an opportunity to improve your product, you just need to think differently and understand the user and their needs, I think it’s safe to say Twitter has a more than stubborn understanding to what the edit button would do to enrich our experience.
👏 Author, podcaster and king of banter Bruce Daisley reflects on his time as VP at Twitter and why the blue tick was a bad idea (his book made my must read business 📚)
😡 Google’s monopoly continues to wield its axe and now adds buying clothes through SERP’s - this will have a huge impact, as their competitors won’t be a click away.
🚐 An enlightening article on Vice: A week in the life of an Amazon delivery driver
⬇️Those Amazon lockers aren’t for convenience…they are for anti theft
👏You Made It To The End 👏
Thanks for reading this week’s Must Read’s. Go have a great weekend!
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