Hey, I'm Dan! I invest in startups at Madrona and write the DL, a weekly newsletter about tech in the PNW

Featured Posts

Find Stuff

Built with Webflow

Microsoft

Slack vs. Microsoft

Stratechery wrote a great article this week on the future of Slack. He starts by going back to that time Slack took out a full page NY Times ad to throw shade on Microsoft Teams (and points out that now Teams has 75M DAUs, while S

Read more...

Microsoft nixes Mixer, partners with Facebook Gaming

In a confusing set of press releases, Microsoft and Facebook announced that Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and moving the Mixer community over to FB Gaming. After July 22, Mixer.com will redirect to fb.gg.

Read more...

Microsoft Build Highlights

Microsoft hosted their annual developer conference, Build, as a 48 hour virtual event last week. You can watch all the keynotes and sessions here on-demand and read their announcement summaries here.

Read more...

JEDI - Joyfully Evaluating DoD Infrastructure

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft won the $10B JEDI contract to provide “enterprise level, commercial Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service to support Department of Defense business.” <– (i.e., cloud ☁️)...

Read more...

Microsoft on 🔥🔥🔥

After Microsoft’s Q4 earnings call last week, the WSJ wrote, “Microsoft’s comeback is no longer tech’s best-kept secret.” The company made over $125B in revenue and $10.6B in profit last year, beating analysts’ forecasts

Read more...