This week on the GeekWire Podcast, we play highlights and supply our ideas on the current earnings calls of Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Meta and Alphabet, looking for to higher perceive what’s subsequent for the tech financial system.
Just a few of my ideas after listening to the entire calls final week:
- “Uncertainty” is the watch phrase. Large tech firms are adjusting to the potential for a recession, with job cuts and different belt-tightening strikes, however typically aren’t seeing the acute realities of an precise downturn.
- One exception is the promoting market, the place a pullback in advertising and marketing spending was evident for firms together with Microsoft and Alphabet, which noticed slower progress than anticipated; and for Fb father or mother firm Meta, which posted its first-ever income decline for the quarter. Amazon is faring higher than most on this regard.
- Maybe greater than ever, lots of the large tech CEOs are in full “pitch” mode on these ostensibly level-headed monetary calls, touting their newest initiatives as in the event that they have been talking at a product launch occasion, and making an attempt to steer buyers that each risk to their enterprise is definitely a chance.
That final development made me want they’d apply a standard “SWOT” evaluation on these calls, soberly assessing their strengths, weaknesses, alternatives and threats within the model that many company leaders realized in enterprise faculty.
However as my colleague John Cook dinner factors out in response, the mantra that many CEOs observe is ABS: “All the time Be Promoting.”
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Audio enhancing and manufacturing by Curt Milton.