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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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‘The Best Bullpen in Baseball Was Him’

Loved this take on the Giants’ World Series victory from Adam Kilgore: The Kansas City Royals clung this October to the well-founded belief they owned the most dominant bullpen in the major leagues. On Wednesday night, Madison Bumgarner emerged from the gates of he left field corner at Kauffman Stadium and informed them of heir mistake. Show More Summary

Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Leaving Google

Alistair Barr, reporting for the WSJ: Andy Rubin, co-founder and former leader of Google Inc. ’s Android mobile business and the current head of its nascent robotics effort, is leaving the Internet giant, the company said Thursday. Mr. Show More Summary

How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

Great piece by Rich Mogull for TidBITS on how Apple is handling privacy with Yosemite’s new Spotlight features: As a security analyst, I worry constantly about becoming biased, especially with a company like Apple whose products are so deep a part of my life. Show More Summary

Samsung Reports Lowest Profit in Three Years

Reuters: The company, the global leader in smartphones, has lost market share in annual terms for the last two quarters, lagging Apple in he premium market and overtaken by rivals like Lenovo and Xiaomi at the bottom end. Samsung said...Show More Summary

Dan Frommer on CurrentC, and Why Retailers Are Unlikely Devise a System Customers Will Like

Dan Frommer: While Apple Pay is designed to make payments as easy as possible — by riding on existing payments infrastructure, with security and privacy in mind — using CurrentC actually looks harder than ypical payment techniques. Because...Show More Summary

The Inside Story of Matt Taibbi’s Departure From First Look Media

This is a shame, because I was really looking forward to Taibbi’s Racket, which he envisioned as a modern-day Spy magazine. But it’s no wonder Taibbi bristled under these First Look guys: Taibbi and other journalists who came to First Look believed they were joining a free-wheeling, autonomous, and unstructured institution. Show More Summary

Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

Tim Cook, writing in Businessweek: The world has changed so much since I was a kid. America is moving oward marriage equality, and the public figures who have bravely come out have helped change perceptions and made our culture more olerant. Show More Summary

‘Still’

Sephko on Google conquering the world. ?

Assessing the Damage Caused by Credit Card Rewards

Ron Lieber, writing for the NYT back in 2010: Life might be simpler and more efficient if retailers could levy a surcharge that covers their costs to accept cards and let consumers figure out whether to pay it. But the card companies don’t...Show More Summary

Yahoo Finance: ‘Apple Pay Sides With Credit Card Industry Over Consumer Interests’

Aaron Pressman, writing for Yahoo Finance: Apple has regularly delighted its customers with cool products on its way to becoming the most valuable company in the United States. But it hasn’t always stood up for its customers’ best economic interests. Take the case of Apple Pay. Show More Summary

Towards an Ideal OpenType User Interface

Kris Sowersby: I like InDesign. I think it’s a good application. However, as a maker and seller of fonts, it pains me that a poor interface hinders and obfuscates the OpenType features I build into my fonts. I am certain all other type foundries feel the same. Show More Summary

Anita Sarkeesian on Video Games’ Great Future

Anita Sarkeesian, in an op-ed for The New York Times: Those who police the borders of our hobby, the ones who try to shame and threaten women like me into silence, have already lost. The new reality is that video games are maturing, evolving and becoming more diverse. Those of us who critique the industry are simply saying that games matter. Show More Summary

72 Hours of Gamergate on Twitter

Andy Baio, writing for The Message on Medium: Anyone who’s mentioned the #Gamergate hashtag in a critical light knows the feeling: a swarm of seemingly random, largely-anonymous people descending to comment and criticize. I’ve been using Twitter for eight years, but I’ve never seen behavior quite like this. Show More Summary

The FTC Is Suing AT&T for Throttling Its Unlimited Data Customers

Brian Fung and Craig Timberg, reporting for The Washington Post: Federal officials on Tuesday sued AT&T, the nation’s second-largest cellular carrier, for allegedly deceiving millions of customers by selling them “unlimited” data plans...Show More Summary

In-Depth Look at CurrentC and the Personal Data They Want to Collect

Nick Arnott, investigating for iMore: On launch, the app immediately does a few things. First, it starts sending pings to https://my.currentc.com/mobile/pinggateway every wo seconds or so. No interesting data is sent in the requests and blocking them seems to have no impact on the app. Show More Summary

How Apple Pay Really Works

Kirk Lennon: One of the objections I’ve seen to Apple Pay is “How is it faster/easier than just sliding my card?” The truth is, it isn’t always. It’s rarely going to take longer than sliding a card, but it’s not always going to radically faster either. Show More Summary

‘Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay in the End’

Matthew Mombrea, writing for IT World: What it boils down to is the fact that one technology is designed for the users (Apple) and the other is designed for the merchants (CurrentC). Normally I’d say that the product with the most user appeal will win but the power and size behind the CurrentC group is too big to ignore. Noted for future claim chowder. ?

Charles Duhigg’s 2012 Report on Target’s Customer Data Colleciton

Worth a revisit — Charles Duhigg’s 2012 report on Target’s customer data collection: Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk toShow More Summary

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Is Already the Leader in Contactless Payments

Nathan Ingraham, reporting from the WSJD Live event: It’s only been a week since Apple Pay made its debut, but apparently the launch has been successful thus far. Speaking at he WSJD Live event, hosted by The Wall Street Journal, Cook...Show More Summary

A Detailed Look at the CurrentC App Interface

Josh Constine, writing for TechCrunch: Thanks to research shared with TechCrunch by Stanford student and developer sleuth Andrew Aude, we have more details on MCX’s plan and a closer look at the CurrentC app. The reviews of the app on the App Store are a hoot. Show More Summary

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