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FTC Report Shows How Google Skewed Search Results

Rolfe Winkler and Brody Mullins, reporting for the WSJ: In a lengthy investigation, staffers in the FTC’s bureau of competition found evidence that Google boosted its own services for shopping, travel and local businesses by altering its ranking criteria and “scraping” content from other sites. Show More Summary

Typographica: ‘Our Favorite Typefaces of 2014’

Always a good read; lots of interesting work from small indie foundries this year. ?

Bumpy Pixels

Kyle VanHemert, writing for Wired, on haptic feedback as the new frontier in user interface design: Apple showed its eagerness to explore this potential earlier this week, with an incremental upgrade to iMovie that adds haptic feedback for a handful of interactions. Show More Summary

‘I Can’t Tell You Where I Work, and I Can’t Tell You What I Do, but I Need to Talk to You’

Daniela Hernandez, writing for Fusion, “The Inside Story of How Apple’s New Medical Research Platform Was Born”: He was closer than he thought. Sitting in the audience that day was Mike O’Reilly, a newly minted vice president for medical echnologies at Apple. Show More Summary

Tesla Can Now Resume Car Sales in New Jersey

Matt Burns, writing for TechCrunch: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just signed a law that will allow Tesla to start selling its vehicles again to residents of the state. About a year ago, New Jersey started enforcing a law that required vehicles to be sold to consumers through dealerships. Show More Summary

Inside the U.S. Antitrust Probe of Google

Fascinating look from the WSJ at a 2012 FTC staff report that recommended filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google: In discussing one of the issues the FTC staff wanted to sue over, he report said the company illegally took content from rival websites such as Yelp, TripAdvisor Inc. Show More Summary

Apple Watch and the World Wide Web

Paul Canetti: The point is, if Apple announced a computer with no web browser, or a new version of iOS with no web browser, or I don’t know, a new MacBook with no ports, people would freak out. Like the way hey freak out about everything...Show More Summary

Gucci and Unveil Wearable Tech Collaboration

Alessandra Codinha, Vogue: The musician has joined forces with Gucci Timepieces on a “smartband” that is completely standalone, which is to say untethered from any existing smartphone or mobile device. What makes it so smart? Well, it...Show More Summary

A ‘Real Watch’

John McCarthy, reporting for The Drum: Jean-Claude Biver, chief executive of TAG Heuer told Reuters at Baselworld, a watch industry event in Basel, that his firm’s entry will heavily resemble the Tag Heuer black Carrera: “People will...Show More Summary

Google, Intel, and TAG Heuer Team Up on Luxury Smartwatch

Bloomberg: In his announcement at the Baselworld watch expo today, LVMH watches chief Jean-Claude Biver said this was his “biggest announcement ever” in his 40 years of working in the industry. He predicted the device would be the “greatest...Show More Summary

‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Authors Interview Tim Cook

Tim Cook, in a great interview with Becoming Steve Jobs autors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli: There’s this thing in technology, almost a disease, where the definition of success is making the most. How many clicks did you get, how many active users do you have, how many units did you sell? Everybody in technology seems to want big numbers. Show More Summary

Rene Ritchie on Apple Pay Security FUD

Rene Ritchie, writing at iMore: It’s important to keep saying that because publications keep making it a point to link Apple Pay and “fraud” in their headlines. It’s important because those publications are spreading fear, uncertainty,...Show More Summary

The Verge: ‘Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand’

Tom Warren, writing for The Verge: While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Show More Summary

‘IP Box’ — Hardware Device Unlocks iPhone PINs by Brute Force

MDSec: Although we’re still analyzing the device it appears to be relatively simple in that it simulates the PIN entry over the USB connection and sequentially bruteforces every possible PIN combination. That in itself is not unsurprising and has been known for some time. Show More Summary

DeNA, the Company Making Mobile Games With Nintendo, Specializes in Free-to-Play

Mike Fahey, writing for Kotaku: This is a company the owners of of beloved properties trust with their brands. Why? Because DeNA knows how to make free-to-play work. Look at those two screenshots. Every one of the games there is free-to-play. Show More Summary

Nintendo Commits to Creating Mobile Games With New Partner DeNA

Emily Gera, reporting for Polygon: Nintendo finally confirmed today it will be making the leap to mobile game development as part of a new partnership with DeNA. According to a statement released by the companies today, new Nintendo IP will be developed for smart devices and specifically optimized for this platform. Show More Summary

Strategies for Beats

Larry Sukernik: The more competition exists, the more bargaining power the music labels have over steaming services. Since it is unlikely Apple will convince the labels to a lower price tier, Apple must find a different way to grow the Beats brand into the next iTunes. Show More Summary

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know

Heartbreaking excerpt from Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender’s upcoming book, Becoming Steve Jobs: One afternoon, Cook left the house feeling so upset that he had his own blood tested. He found out that he, like Steve, had a rare blood type, and guessed that it might be the same. Show More Summary

App Submissions on Google Play Now Reviewed by Staff

Sarah Perez, reporting for TechCrunch: According to Purnima Kochikar, Director of Business Development for Google Play, Google has been working to implement the new app review system for over half a year. The idea, she says, was to figure...Show More Summary

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