|Filed Under:||Technology / Internet|
|Posts on Regator:||12965|
|Posts / Week:||38.3|
|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Nick Heer: With Apple’s report today (finally), major tech companies have all published information about racial and gender diversity. I hought it might be useful to run the numbers and compare them against the demographics of the United States as a whole, for reference. All data is as-reported from each company. ?
Paul Ford: Politeness buys you time. It leaves doors open. I’ve met so many people whom, if I had trusted my first impressions, I would never have wanted to meet again. And yet? — ?many of them are now great friends. I have only very rarely touched their hair. Such a lovely piece. ?
Erica Fink, reporting for CNN/Money: Uber employees have ordered and canceled more than 5,000 rides from rival Lyft since last October, according to new data provided by Lyft. The data was obtained at CNNMoney’s request when reporting...Show More Summary
This is another reason why those iSuppli-type “it costs Apple/Microsoft/Amazon XXX dollars to make each tablet” estimates are so useless — there are a slew of expenditures related to any product that can’t be captured by “the display costs this much, the graphics chip costs this much, the camera costs this much…”. ?
Special guest Dan Frommer joins me on The Talk Show. Topics include speculation — seriously, just speculation — on Apple’s purported upcoming wrist wearable thing, Apple’s fall event schedule, polarized sunglasses, market share in the...Show More Summary
Tim Cook: Apple is committed to transparency, which is why we are publishing statistics about the race and gender makeup of our company. Let me say up front: As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some time to improve them. Show More Summary
Christie Aschwanden, writing for the NYT: Most men are not creeps, and they have a powerful role to play here. During a field trip at a journalism conference a few years ago, I had an engaging conversation with a keynote speaker. AsShow More Summary
Bloomberg: The move signals that Amazon, the world’s largest Web retailer, is increasingly willing to keep certain items from consumers to put pressure on its vendors. It also spotlights the extent of Amazon’s clout in the home-entertainment market. Show More Summary
(Photo: Peter Hapak.) ?
Mat Honan: Likewise, content mills rose to the top. Nearly my entire feed was given over to Upworthy and the Huffington Post. As I went to bed hat first night and scrolled through my News Feed, the updates I saw were (in order): Huffington...Show More Summary
Brian X. Chen, writing for the NYT: Randy Nelson, who came from the animation studio Pixar, co-founded by Mr. Jobs, is one of the teachers of “Communicating at Apple.” This course, open to various levels of employees, focuses on clear...Show More Summary
PaintCode is a unique vector drawing app — it turns your drawings into Objective-C or Swift code, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers. With PaintCode, developers can create an app that is truly resolution-independent,...Show More Summary
Christopher Wright: Here is the secret to understanding my take on Amazon: they’re not part of the publishing industry, although the things they do certainly affect it. They’re not a service and retail company, hough that is the way they make all their money. Show More Summary
Lily Kuo, writing for Quartz: For the past four years, China’s government and its far-reaching bureaucracy have embarked on a campaign to take back China’s weibo microblog scene from the masses, who have been using social media services to expose corrupt officials, circulate news, and air their opinions. And it’s working. Show More Summary
I think these are pretty good ads. They make the case for Surface — one device that serves both as a traditional laptop PC and an iPad-style tablet — succinctly. What’s more interesting to me is how by mocking Apple’s products by name, these spots illustrate how clearly the tables have turned in the last decade. Show More Summary
EE: EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today released the latest 4GEE Mobile Living Index. The Index, which has analysed mobile data use and 4G customer trends since early 2013, reveals that although the amount of time people spend on mobile internet has remained stable, customers are doing more on their devices. Show More Summary
Very impressive work from Microsoft Research: We present a method for converting first-person videos, for example, captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling, into hyperlapse videos: time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera. The difference between the before and after footage is astounding. ?
Awesome local news: Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from...Show More Summary
Brent Simmons: Vesper 2.002 adds a new feature — when you’re viewing a single note, tap at the bottom of the screen to see the date it was created. Tap again to see the modification date. Tap again to character or word count. (Character count if the note is short; word count if not short.) I really like how this feature turned out. Show More Summary
The Yankees had so many great players on those late-1990s dynasty teams, but O’Neill was my favorite. Nobody played harder, and he always struck me as one of those guys who hated to lose more than he wanted to win. Every time they had...Show More Summary