Episode 113 — WeChat, China, and Apple

Ben and James discuss how leverage shifts in a value chain, why WeChat is so powerful in China, and why that is a problem for Apple.

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  • Ben Thompson: Apple’s China Problem — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Messaging: Mobile’s Killer App — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Slack and the State of Technology at the End of 2015 — Stratechery
  • Connie Chan: When One App Rules Them All: The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China — a16z
  • Ben Thompson: Peak Google — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Beyond Disruption — Stratechery
  • James Allworth: The Blessing of Failure — Medium
  • Ben Thompson: The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014 — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Why Doesn’t Apple Enable Sustainable Businesses on the App Store? — Stratechery


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