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Topolsky on Android M’s Now on Tap

Speaking of Josh Topolsky, his new column for Bloomberg is on Google’s Now on Tap, announced last week at I/O: This is a major move for two reasons. The first is that it really brings Google back to a place of dominance as the glue that holds your digital life together. Show More Summary

Yours Truly Guesting on Josh Topolsky’s New ‘Tomorrow’ Podcast

Speaking of podcasts I appear on, I’m on the latest episode of Josh Topolsky’s Tomorrow. I always dig talking with Josh, because we disagree — to some degree — on so many things. Fun show. ?

The Talk Show: ‘He Was Sort of Anti-Golf’

This week’s episode of my podcast, The Talk Show, featuring special guest Rene Ritchie. Topics includes Jony Ive’s promotion to Chief Design Officer and the implications for Apple; the differences in Apple’s internal design culture now...Show More Summary

Zeldman: ‘My Website is 20 years old today’

Jeffrey Zeldman: I started this site with animated gifs and splash pages while living in a cheap rent stabilized apartment. PageSpinner was my jam. I was in love with HTML and certain that the whole world was about to learn it, ushering in a new era of DIY media, free expression, peace and democracy and human rights worldwide. Show More Summary

Apple I Discarded as Junk Sells for $200,000

Sharon Noguchi, reporting for the San Jose Mercury News: A South Bay recycling firm is looking for a woman who, in early April, dropped off boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her house after her husband died. About two...Show More Summary

Why Not Google?

Marco Arment: Apple is always arrogant, controlling, and inflexible, and sometimes stingy. Google is always creepy, entitled, and overreaching, and sometimes oblivious. How you feel about these companies depends on how much utility you get...Show More Summary

Charlie Warzel on Google’s Ambitions Post-I/O

I enjoyed this piece by Charlie Warzel on Google’s I/O keynote, but disagree with it. The headline, I thought, nailed it: Google’s Quest For Complete Control Of Your Digital Life The sub-head, not so much: Today’s keynote suggests Google...Show More Summary

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Federal Court Serves Apple Shit Bromwich

Joe Palazzolo, reporting for the WSJ: A federal appeals court rejected Apple Inc.’s efforts to rid itself of a corporate monitor appointed after a judge found the company liable for conspiring to raise the price of e-books. Michael Bromwich,...Show More Summary

Avie Tevanian Was Named Chief Software Technology Officer in 2003, Left in 2006

This completely slipped my mind when I wrote about how few C-level executives Apple has had in its modern era (which I loosely define as starting when Steve Jobs took the “interim” CEO title): July 8, 2003 — Apple today announced that...Show More Summary

? On Jony Ive’s Promotion to Chief Design Officer

I can see Cook-Ive as a sort of titular reversal of the Jobs-Cook C-level duo relationship.

‘The Ultimate Mobile Device’

Apple senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams, in a rite of passage for Apple executives, appeared on stage with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference in California: Though Williams spent most of the time talking about Apple...Show More Summary

U.S. Justice Departments Indicts FIFA Officials

Stephanie Clifford and Matt Apuzzo, reporting for the NYT: With billions of dollars at stake, Morocco, Egypt and South Africa jockeyed in 2004 for the privilege of hosting soccer’s most prestigious tournament, the World Cup. The outcome...Show More Summary

Jawbone Accuses Fitbit of Stealing Information by Hiring Workers Away

Michael J. de la Merced, reporting for the NYT: Close to what should be one of the biggest events of Fitbit’s life — its initial public offering of stock — the maker of wearable health trackers is facing an unexpected challenge: a lawsuit...Show More Summary

Vox Media Acquires Recode in All-Stock Deal

Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher: We are thrilled to announce that Re/code’s parent company, Revere Digital, is being wholly acquired by the highly respected digital-native media company Vox Media. This is the next big step in our mission...Show More Summary

Filling the Green Circle

Marco Arment: Ever since getting the Apple Watch, not only have I been getting more consistent exercise, but I’m pushing myself further. I take more walks, and I walk faster and further than ever before. I’ve been walking Hops around...Show More Summary

The Reverse Crown

Craig Hockenberry: Luckily, I had spent some time digging around in the settings in he Apple Watch app and remembered seeing some odd settings in General > Watch Orientation. The wrist selection is obvious enough, but being able to change the position of the digital crown had no obvious benefit. Show More Summary

Recode: ‘Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard’

Not sure how this acquisition would help either company — sounds like a deal just for the sake of making a deal. ?

Jony Ive Levels Up

Stephen Fry, writing for The Telegraph: Until now, Ive’s job title has been Senior Vice President of Design. But I can reveal that he has just been promoted and is now Apple’s Chief Design Officer. It is therefore an especially exciting...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘The Move to Frisco’

Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include David Letterman, iPhone docks, the space black steel Apple Watch, whatever happened to the Edition collection, San Francisco as the new system font for iOS and Mac OS X, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Show More Summary

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