What does it mean when sites like Tumblr are on the chopping block?
Google still has a lot to do on diversity.
Great analysis of the Binary Capital story.
Sure seem like it.
Malware effectively wipes hard drive.
The devil is in the detail.
Google Photos keep getting better and better.
Nice new feature from Uber.
The challenge of monetizing beyond Google.
Apple Music lowers its subscription costs as competitors struggle to stay afloat financially.
Huge Numbers for Facebook.
Well needed redesign looks great.
Some have called the previously seen malware “Petya,” though others say it is “a new ransomware that has not been seen before.” It has been reported in at least a half-dozen countries.
Looks like a great phone. I wonder who the target audience is tho. After watching Andy Rubin interview at the Code Conference, it is clear the story of Andy Rubin as the inventor of Android is key to the marketing of the Essential Phone. But beyond the hardcore Android fan, Andy Rubin is an unknown; and one would be hard-pressed to pry a Pixel from the hands of the Android enthusiast.
My story over at aNewDomain about the big Nintendo event last night.
The $299 Nintendo Switch console will drop on March 3, execs said early this morning. And game wise, what a lineup …
Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter premieres Jan 27.
Google announced today a partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts to showcase it’s Project Tango augmented reality technology. Visitors to the DIA will be able to use a Lenovo Phab 2 Pro phone to experience enhanced installations throughout the museum.
Great move by Google. This provides a unique and valuable introduction to augmented reality and Tango.
Dave Pell really wants a new Macbook Air from Apple:
I know. The phones, the pads, the watches, those ear things I misplaced. You’ve been busy. There are even new MacBook Pros. I’m sure the kids love the clicky keyboard and that Touchbar thingy. But I’m a grown-ass man. I’m not some punk you can distract by making me ponder which version of black I want on my next iPhone. I want the same keyboard I’ve been getting the hang of for the last decade. I want the same form-factor. I want what’s coming to me. I want the best consumer computing device ever put on a store’s shelf.
I get it. As Apple began to rise in sales and stature, they were praised for innovating instead of giving the customers what they think they wanted. They have lost that clout to an extent. They have a lot more customers now than they did a decade ago, and those customers expect new versions of the products they like in a timely manner. Apple doesn’t operate that way.
Source: Open Letter To Apple – Medium
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the iPhone, and expect this story to get a ton of play leading up to the release of the iPhone 8. CNET starts it off with a great article about how the iPhone changed everything.
I still remember the feeling of awe from using the iPhone 3G. The user interface was truly magical and the dawn of apps on the touchscreen was exciting. It was a game changer and it was obvious, even then, the world was in for a major shift.
Expect a lot of articles making fun of those who dismissed the iPhone too. While the ridicule is well-placed, the original price of the iPhone was ludicrous, it only had 2G speeds, and no app store. It was the 3G model that signaled the real future of smartphones.