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Diversity of Various Tech Companies by the Numbers

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. ?

How to Be Polite

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. ?

Uber Playing Dirty With Competitors

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

Computerworld: ‘Microsoft Has Lost About $1.7 Billion on Surface So Far’

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…”. ?

The Talk Show: ‘BlackBerry Is Still Technically in Business’

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

Apple Publishes Employee Diversity Numbers

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

Harassment in Science, Replicated

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

Amazon Takes on Disney in DVD Pricing Fight

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

Mat Honan Liked Everything He Saw on Facebook for Two Days

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

Inside Apple University

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

[Sponsor] PaintCode 2

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 on the Amazon vs. Hachette Fight

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

Chinese Regulation/Censorship of Social Media

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

New Microsoft Surface Ads Take on MacBooks (and iPads) Directly

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

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps Usage Data From U.K. Carrier EE

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

First-Person Hyperlapse Videos

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. ?

Throw Like a Girl

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

Vesper 2.002

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

Paul O’Neill Secures Place in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium

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

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