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Nothing can save Apple at this point. Time to pack it in. ?
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
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
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
Brian Krebs: Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users of AshleyMadison.com — a site that facilitates cheating and extramarital affairs — has finally been posted online for the world to see. Show More Summary
These phones are going to look so great while you’re wearing your Google Glasses. ?
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
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
Big Toy Story addition at Hollywood Studios in Orlando, too. ?
“Hot damn, let’s do a shittier version of it and put it in our terrible set top boxes.” ?
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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. ?