Ben and James briefly discuss ad-blockers, then admit it’s an academic debate and move on to the business of advertising and the far more profound shifts that are caused on the Internet and by new places on the Internet.
Note: This podcast references Marco Arment’s Peace application, but was recorded before Marco pulled the app. Please see the relevant links below.
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James Allworth and Ben Thompson: Everything Has a Price — Exponent
Marco Arment: The Ethics of Modern Ad-Blocking — Marco.org
Marco Arment: Introducing Peace, My Privacy-Focused iOS 9 Ad-Blocker — Marco.org
Marco Arment: Just Doesn’t Feel Good — Marco.org
David Barnard: Fifty Shades of Ad-Blocking Grey — DavidBarnard.com
Nilay Patel: Welcome to Hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the Slow Death of the Web — The Verge
Eric Chemi: Advertising’s Century of Flat-Line Growth — Bloomberg
Ben Thompson: Old-Fashioned Snapchat — Stratechery
Ben Thompson: Popping the Publishing Bubble — Stratechery
Ben Thompson: Mobile Makes Facebook Just an App; That’s Great News — Stratechery
Ben Thompson: Content Blockers and Facebook — Stratechery Daily Update
Ben Thompson: How Many of These 39 Articles Underneath the One with Original Reporting are Necessary? — Twitter
Ben Thompson: The Facebook Reckoning — Stratechery
Ben Thompson, @benthompson, Stratechery
James Allworth, @jamesallworth, Harvard Business Review
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