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Research Firm Claims Apple TV Has Fallen to Fourth Place in U.S. Sales

Parks Associates: A new Parks Associates report on streaming media devices reports four brands — Amazon, Apple, Google, and Roku — accounted for 86% of all units sold to U.S. broadband households in 2014. […] “Roku continues to lead streaming media device sales in the U.S. with 34% of units sold in 2014. Show More Summary

Game Developers Wring Their Hands Regarding the Long Slow Death of Adobe Flash

Patrick Klepek, writing for Kotaku last month: Basically, people want to kill Flash on the web. Before he died, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously wrote an open letter to Adobe about why the iPhone wouldn’t support Flash. He spentShow More Summary

How Is the Apple Watch Doing?

Ben Evans: But luxuries are good. If we only bought things that we need, and hat have clear use cases, then we’d all wear nothing but overalls and have a single bare lightbulb in each room of our homes. This is also the source of the confusion, I think. Show More Summary

Ashley Madison Account Data Released by Hackers

Brian Krebs: Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users of — a site that facilitates cheating and extramarital affairs — has finally been posted online for the world to see. Show More Summary

Google’s Modular Project Ara Phone Delayed

These phones are going to look so great while you’re wearing your Google Glasses. ?

[Sponsor] Mapbox Mobile

Meet Mapbox Mobile for iOS, our newest open source SDK for adding location to any app. It comes with beautiful vector maps for any scenario: detailed streets for navigating cities, terrain for adventuring, and satellite imagery for seeing the world up close. You can even find out how users interact with your map. Show More Summary

Google, HTC Vets Prep ‘Friggin’ Awesome’ Smartphone for September 1 Launch

Roger Cheng, reporting for CNet: Nextbit, which began life as a secretive software startup focused on a cloud-based tool that allowed you to move files and settings between Android devices, has shifted gears into hardware and intends to launch its own smartphone. Show More Summary

Comcast Launching YouTube Competitor Named Watchable

“Hot damn, let’s do a shittier version of it and put it in our terrible set top boxes.” ?

The Guardian: ‘Documents Confirm Apple Is Building Self-Driving Car’

Mark Harris, writing for The Guardian: Apple is building a self-driving car in Silicon Valley, and is scouting for secure locations in the Bay Area to test it, the Guardian has learned. Documents obtained by the Guardian show the oft-rumoured...Show More Summary

Finding iPad’s Future

Neil Cybart, writing at Above Avalon: The tablet market is in complete disarray. Only five short years ago, the iPad helped jumpstart the category, ushering in multi-touch computing and the modern-day app revolution to large-screen devices. Show More Summary

Periscope, by the Numbers

Periscope, on why their primary metric for growth is “time watched”, not daily or monthly “active users”: Optimizing for DAU/MAU doesn’t properly motivate our team to create a product that people love. Here’s why: if we were motivated...Show More Summary

2007 Called…

Dan Seifert, writing for The Verge: It’s definitely a novel and different idea, unlike anything I’ve seen before. Unfortunately, in the few minutes I spent demoing the keyboard, I didn’t find it particularly easy to type on. The keys are...Show More Summary

Philadelphia Asks Comcast Why It’s Not Treating Its Hometown as Well as Other Cities

Chris Morran, writing for The Consumerist: According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philly City Council has drafted a pair of letters to Comcast addressing the shortcomings of service in the city and what the company plans to do if...Show More Summary

Apple Pay, Google Wallet Now Accepted at Rite Aid

Speaking of CurrentC, one of their members has changed course: Apple Pay and Google Wallet are once again welcome at Rite Aid stores. The pharmacy chain announced on Tuesday that all of its almost 4,600 stores in the US will start accepting mobile payments as of August 15, including Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Show More Summary

CurrentC May Not Launch Until Next Year

Jason Del Rey, reporting for Recode: CurrentC, the payments app being created by a consortium of big retailers known as MCX, may not launch widely this year as originally planned, MCX CEO Brian Mooney told Re/code in an interview on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Bubble Cloud Widget Plus

Jen Karner, writing for Android Central: Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to smartwatches, but at times getting to the app you need quickly can be a hassle in Android Wear. Bubble Cloud Widgets Plus Wear is a launcher that brings you gorgeous icons for all of your apps within swiping range. Show More Summary


Ben Thompson: That, though, begs a bigger question: why should all of these disparate ventures be a part of the same company at all? While conglomerates were in vogue in the late 60s and early 70s, over he last thirty years the accepted...Show More Summary

On Alphabet’s Simple Logo

Liz Stinson and Margaret Rhodes, writing for Wired: Whereas Google’s goofy logo reflected a not-quite-mature web, Alphabet’s rational, bright red wordmark signals a growing-up phase. If Google’s logo reflects a campus with multi-story slides and themed conference rooms, Alphabet’s says, “I have a lobby full of Knoll furniture.” It’s a good, simple mark. ?

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