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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Says the Company Has Hired Former Attorney General Eric Holder to Probe Allegations of Sexism

Travis Kalanick, in a company-wide memo leaked to Kara Swisher: First, Eric Holder, former US Attorney General under President Obama, and Tammy Albarran — both partners at the leading law firm Covington & Burling — will conduct an independent...Show More Summary

ZTE Is Shutting Down Its Failed Hawkeye Phone Kickstarter Campaign

Ashley Carman, writing for The Verge: After a month and a half of letting its Hawkeye phone flounder on Kickstarter, ZTE is finally ending the campaign. It received $36,245 out of its $500,000 funding goal. In a post on the Kickstarter...Show More Summary

ANSI Standard K100.1-1974: Safety Code and Requirements for Dry Martinis (PDF)

Most interesting thing I learned over the weekend: there’s a delightful ANSI standard for dry martinis — 16 to 1 ratio of gin to vermouth. (Thanks to Jim Lipsey.) ?

Susan J. Fowler on Uber’s Institutional Support for Sexual Harassment

Susan J. Fowler, now an engineer at Stripe, on her year at Uber: Uber was a pretty good-sized company at that time, and I had pretty standard expectations of how they would handle situations like this. I expected that I would reportShow More Summary

? The World’s Worst Cocktail: The Alexa Martini

“I don’t know, go check Wikipedia” is a much better response than a wrong answer.

David Wondrich: ‘Why I Hate Barstools and You Should, Too’

David Wondrich, writing for The Daily Beast: I hate barstools. OK, let me amend that. I like them well enough at 2:15 on a Tuesday afternoon, when you can pull one up, lay a stack of bills on the bar and let the afternoon pad away on quiet cat feet of jukebox C&W and Crown Royal. But when 6:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Financial Times: ‘Apple’s Stalled Talks With Ron Howard Flag Content Confusion’

Matthew Garrahan, reporting for The Financial Times: The iPhone maker has been stalking Hollywood for more than a year, alking to leading industry players while it tries to formulate a cogent video strategy. It has considered a range...Show More Summary

? Apple Moves WWDC Back to San Jose

If a large corporation can be described as a homebody, Apple is it. And San Francisco is not Apple’s home turf.

? Investment Bankers Urge Apple to Spend Money Hiring Investment Bankers, News at 11

Apple’s Beats acquisition suggests the opposite of this article’s central thesis: Apple is better off not working with investment bankers even for a $3 billion deal.

SoundSource 3

Rogue Amoeba: From SoundSource’s menu bar icon, you can instantly configure the audio devices your Mac uses for Input, Output and Sound Effects. In seconds, you can adjust the volume for each of your audio devices or switch between connected devices. Show More Summary

Peter Kafka’s Interview With Eddy Cue at Code Media Conference, Previewing ‘Planent of the Apps’

Nothing groundbreaking, but a nice preview of Apple Music’s two upcoming original shows: Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke. I see a lot of griping on Twitter that Planet of the Apps looks corny / phony / cheesy / whatever. Of course it does. Show More Summary

The Macalope: ‘No, Apple Is Actually Pretty Good at Design’

The Macalope, responding to Ian Bogost’s “The Myth of Apple’s Great Design”: The Macalope has made this point before but it’s one Bogost seems not to get: Apple products are never perfect, because we do not live in a world of perfect celestial spheres. Show More Summary

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“Fuck-You Money”

Alistair Barr and Mark Bergen, reporting for Bloomberg: For the past year, Google’s car project has been a talent sieve, hanks to leadership changes, strategy doubts, new startup dreams and rivals luring self-driving technology experts. Show More Summary

Piezo Generates More Money After Being Removed From the Mac App Store

Paul Kafasis, Rogue Amoeba: Our charmingly simple audio recording app Piezo was originally distributed in both the Mac App Store and via direct sales, but it has since left the App Store. After seeing Kapeli’s chart, I was curious about the App Store’s impact on Piezo’s sales. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Corporate Stiffy’

For your weekend audio enjoyment, a new episode of America’s favorite three-star podcast. Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include: ????????, iPad vs. Mac for productivity (and why the iPad isn’t a self-sufficient platform),...Show More Summary

? On Apple’s Capital Return Program

Apple needs to do what it has always down. They need to invent their future, not buy it.

Republicans Are Moving to Scrap Rules That Limit Overdraft Fees

Matthew Zeitlin, reporting for BuzzFeed: Last week, Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue introduced a resolution in Congress, alongside other Republicans including his fellow Georgian Johnny Isakson, to throw out a new package of rules...Show More Summary

Ajit Pai, Trump’s FCC Pick, Quickly Targets Consumer Protection Rules

Cecilia Kang, reporting for The New York Times: In his first days as President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Mr. Show More Summary

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