Episode 181 — Competing with Spotify and Regulating Acquisitions

Ben and James discuss Ben’s new Daily Update Podcast, and why Exponent is not on Spotify. Then, should regulators roll back acquisitions or prioritize the avoidance of unintended consequences?


  • Ben Thompson: The Daily Update Podcast — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Rationale Behind the Daily Update Podcast, Podcasts and Email, Spotify and the Three Bens — Stratechery Daily Update
  • Ben Thompson: Spotify’s Podcast Aggregation Play — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Spotify Earnings, Podcasts and Lifetime Value, The Ringer Acquisition — Stratechery Daily Update
  • Ben Thompson: First, Do No Harm — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson re: Facebook Acquiring Instagram in 2011: Twitter
  • Eric Jackson: Why the FTC Should Block Facebook’s Acquisition of Instagram — Forbes
  • Ben Thompson: The End of the Beginning — Stratechery


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