Yesterday, I picked up on a discussion that started after Google announced its quarterly earnings. I hope it added a bit of value to the question of what business models might be evolving in front of us.
That said, I was struck this morning by the snap coverage of earnings reports from a variety of publishing-related companies:
- Facebook and its first public financial reports
- The New York Times, apparently "caught between past and future"
- And Amazon, growing revenue by 29% but (almost) losing money.
There's interesting data in all of the coverage, but it's hard to stretch three months of financial information into a longer-term analysis. After all the reading, I was left wishing I had Facebook's margins and access to Google's new "superfast Internet" network.