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  • Why a Twitter acquisition of Substack would be a bad idea (simonowens.substack.com)

    Image via Needpix Welcome! I’m Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Why a Twitter acquisition of Substack would be a bad idea In the world of tech, few things get people more excited than talk of an acquisition. As a writer who covers the industry, I’ll admit I become animated when discussing the business synergies of various companies; it can be fun to game out how the merging of two separate products can generate enormous scale and change the paradigm for how a service is delivered. Acquisitions turn founders into millionaires and can move markets.

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  • Should media companies be afraid of Substack? (simonowens.substack.com)

    Welcome! I’m Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Should media companies be afraid of Substack? Whenever you hear people talk about “the media,” they’re usually referring to traditional, hierarchical organizations that range from legacy newspapers to newer upstarts like Vox and BuzzFeed. And though the fortunes of individual outlets vary, the general consensus is that the media as a whole is suffering, with factors like ad blocking, Craigslist, ad fraud, vulture private equity, and the Google/Facebook duopoly converging to decimate newsrooms and shrink coverage.

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  • Start today (outofcrsty.substack.com)

    Ten years from now, your future self will thank you for a seed you planted today. The habit you started developing. The inner voice you listened to. The few sentences you wrote. The idea you acted on. Even if you can’t tell where it will lead, today is the day to begin.

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