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The Economist: ‘Craig Steven Wright Claims to Be Satoshi Nakamoto. Is He?’

The Economist: This mystery may finally be solved: Craig Steven Wright — a 45-year-old Australian computer scientist and inventor who was outed against his will and with dubious evidence as Mr Nakamoto in December last year — now claims he is the real Satoshi. Show More Summary

Instagram Is Testing a New Black-and-White Design

Looks like a great redesign. I’ve been using Instagram since the day it shipped, and I’m still thrown off by the way the camera tab always looks selected because it has a blue background. ?

Rovi Buys TiVo for $1.1 Billion

Tony Maglio, reporting for The Wrap: Entertainment technology company Rovi has purchased original DVR service TiVo for $1.1 billion, or $10.70 per share. Talks of such an acquisition heated up last month, and now it’s official — pending...Show More Summary

Carl Icahn Sells His Shares in Apple

CNBC: Icahn said China’s attitude toward Apple largely drove him to exit his position. “You worry a little bit — and maybe more than a little — about China’s attitude,” Icahn said, later adding that China’s government could “come inShow More Summary

? Apple and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Drop in iPhone Sales

That’s what happens after an almost unfathomable streak of over 50 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth — you reach an altitude at which even an indisputably very bad quarter still leaves you with enormous profits.

‘This Is Tim’ Q2 2016

Rene Ritchie and Jason Snell transcribe Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri’s remarks from today’s analyst phone call. ?

Twitter’s Ad Problem

Peter Kafka, writing for Recode: And to be very clear: Twitter now has an ad problem because of its user problem. It doesn’t have enough scale to compete with Facebook and Google. For a while, this didn’t matter, because Twitter andShow More Summary

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Wants MLB to Ban the Shift

Andrew Marchand, writing for ESPN: If New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi were the commissioner of baseball, he says he would ban the shift. “It is an illegal defense, like basketball,” said Girardi, referring to defensive three seconds in the NBA. Show More Summary

Yours Truly on This Week’s Episode of The Dalrymple Report

Fun show. We talked about the iPhone SE, new iPad Pro, and Apple Watch. ?

Games for Apple Watch

Some days my best material is on Twitter. ?

Apple Reports Q2 2016 Results

Apple press release: The Company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Show More Summary

The Encryption Farce

Scathing editorial from the WSJ in the wake of the Department of Justice dropping another last-minute “never mind”, this time with an iPhone in a drug case in Brooklyn: Such assertions were as false in Brooklyn as in San Bernardino. Two...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘The Greatest Mic Drop I’ve Ever Seen’

New episode of America’s favorite three-star podcast, featuring special guest Guy English. Topics include Ben Thompson’s argument that Apple’s functional organizational structure is hindering their efforts in online services, recalling...Show More Summary

A Rolex-Sized Flop

MG Siegler: Last year, Rolex did $4.5 billion in sales. A solid year for the premium watchmaker. Of course, it was no Apple Watch. That business did roughly $6 billion in sales, if industry estimates are accurate. The point here isn’t...Show More Summary

Apple Watch, One Year In

Daisuke Wakabayashi, writing for the WSJ: Apple Inc. sold twice as many Watches as iPhones in each device’s debut year. Yet the smartwatch is dogged by a perception that seems premature given the history of Apple’s most popular devices: disappointment. As...Show More Summary

Panic’s Lost 1982 Artwork

Worth a re-link, in light of the aforelinked The Art of Atari — Panic’s “alternate-universe, time-warped re-imaginings” of their Mac apps. ?

LeEco CEO Jia Yueting Says Apple Is ‘Outdated’

CNBC: Apple is “outdated” and losing momentum in China, billionaire entrepreneur Jia Yueting told CNBC in his first international elevision interview. Jia is chief executive and chairman of Chinese conglomerate LeEco (formerly LeTV),...Show More Summary

‘The Art of Atari’

I dare you to keep me away from this upcoming book. I dare you. ?

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