Chris Stokel-Walker

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Why Do DVDs Still Exist?

As Tiger King 2 enthralls and appalls viewers and some fans of Star Trek: Discovery lament the idea of having to shell out for another streaming service subscription, take pity on the...

Good Luck Trying to Fix the Supply Chain Crisis

“The whole system is totally fucked,” says Peter Cole, owner of Australian ecommerce company Urban Plant Growers. Two months after it was due to arrive in Sydney, Cole’s $1.6 million order of...

TikTok’s Next Big Move? To Become Facebook

The email hit staff inboxes on a Tuesday in early November. With it came a significant change to ByteDance, the Chinese company behind the hit app TikTok and its domestic counterpart, Douyin....

Substack Is Now a Playground for the Deplatformed

What do Alex Berenson, Bari Weiss, and Glenn Greenwald have in common? They’ve all railed against being deplatformed—be it a Twitter ban or the loss of a job at a prestigious publication—only...

Why Zillow Couldn’t Make Algorithmic House Pricing Work

Zillow's Zestimate of home values has become a go-to reference for US homeowners. But when Zillow tried to use its algorithm to buy and sell homes, it badly misread the market.The company’s...

The Wild Rise of Moonbug—YouTube’s Magic Money Machine

The company, which runs several channels full of children's content, just sold for $3 billion. Disney, look out.In the last month alone, videos from Cocomelon, Little Baby Bum, and Blippi have been...

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