el producto #108 👉 a weekly round-up of Tech and Product goodness

🎰 The week in figures

$3B - Twilio ($11B market cap) closes acquisition of SendGrid; the all-stock deal was valued at $2B when announced, but rose to $3B by close; SendGrid is now a Twilio subsidiary led by CEO Sameer Dholakia; together, the businesses serve 140k active accounts.

📰 What’s going on

Amazon will remove ~400k items from sale in India following the introduction of new e-commerce rules; from 1-Feb, firms are restricted from selling goods from businesses in which they own equity; the move could cost Amazon as much as $2B in lost sales; Flipkart also affected.

💰 Q4 financial results

Amazon ($840.4B market cap) Q4 beats: $72.4B revenue, up 20% YoY ($71.9B expected); $3B revenue, up 61% YoY; $7.4B AWS revenue, up 45% YoY ($7.3B expected).

📚 Something to think about

The risks of emulating other products. Jesse Weaver says that emulation (aka copying what worked for an apparent competitor) is just as risky as trying something new, and maybe even riskier.



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Angel Jaime

Angel Jaime

Full-time learner, product stuff, “triathlete” & global traveller. CPO @ Yayzy, frmr Product Leader @ Revolut, @ Booking.com and @ Just Eat.