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Charting Apple’s Fourth-Quarter Results

Dan Frommer, at Quartz: Apple shipped 48 million iPhones last quarter, up 22% year-over-year. iPhones represented 63% of Apple’s overall revenue, about the same as last quarter. There’s no question that the iPhone warps Apple’s financials. But consider this: Apple’s non-iPhone business generated around $75-80 billion for the just-completed 2015 fiscal year. ?

Apple Reports Record Fourth Quarter Results

Apple press release: Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $51.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share. Show More Summary

BuzzFeed to Withdraw From SXSW Over Canceled Anti-Harassment Gaming Panels

Tasneem Nashrulla, reporting for BuzzFeed: BuzzFeed plans to withdraw its participation from the South by Southwest Interactive festival after organizers decided to cancel two gaming and online harassment panels after receiving “numerous...Show More Summary

State of Web Type

“Up-to-date data on support for type and typographic features on the web.” Great resource for web developers. It’s disappointing how poorly Safari fares here. Mac OS X has had wonderful built-in typographic features for over a decade — Apple led the industry. But now, on the web, Apple trails the industry. ?

Greenland Is Melting Away

Fascinating story with excellent interactive design from The New York Times: The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the...Show More Summary

Chase Pay

Jason Del Rey, reporting for Recode: Gordon Smith, Chase’s CEO of consumer and community banking, made he announcement at the Money20/20 payments conference in Las Vegas on Monday. In a video outlining the new product, Chase showed shoppers...Show More Summary

Studio Neat: Apple TV Remote Stand

Nice-looking stand for the new remote from Studio Neat: The Apple TV Remote Stand is produced right here in Austin, TX. In Tom’s garage, to be precise. We are using an X-Carve CNC machine o mill the walnut. This is our first product we’ve produced entirely in house. $12 cheap. ?

‘Steve Jobs’ Bombs at Box Office

Variety: After racking up the year’s best per-screen average in its opening weekend and doing strong business in limited expansion, Steve Jobs hit a stumbling block in its national release. It debuted to a measly $7.3 million, only a...Show More Summary

Facebook Engineering on Excessive Background Activity in Their iOS App

Ari Grant, iOS engineering manager for Facebook: The second issue is with how we manage audio sessions. If you leave the Facebook app after watching a video, the audio session sometimes stays open as if the app was playing audio silently. This...Show More Summary

New Apple TV Orders Start Today

Free shipping for delivery November 2-4, $17 for delivery on Friday. ?

Airbnb Doubles Down on Douchebaggery

Speaking of ill-considered ad campaigns, this one from Airbnb pretty much boggles the mind. It’s so bad that when the ads started going up, most people thought they were part of a propaganda compaign from an anti-Airbnb group, not Airbnb itself. ?

PC Companies Did What?

Ken Segall, on a stupid new ad campaign: Even more amazing, four companies happily signed up for the effort: Dell, HP, Intel and Lenovo. (Hereafter referred to as “co-conspirators.”) It boggles the mind that at least one person in each of these four PC companies (and likely far more) thought his was a good strategy. Show More Summary

Walt Mossberg: ‘The Steve Jobs I Knew Isn’t in This Movie’

Walt Mossberg: In 1941, the brilliant writer and director Orson Welles made a movie loosely based on a famous, powerful, contemporary American business figure — the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst — that showed him in a bad light. Show More Summary

Manton Reece: ‘A Great Developer Can Come From Anywhere’

Nice piece by Manton Reece: There’s a great line in the Pixar movie Ratatouille: “Not everyone can become a great artist. But a great artist can come from anywhere.” I believe that’s equally true for developers. We often see someone go from nothing to a top app in the App Store. Show More Summary

Why Aleen Simms Bought a Ginormous iPhone

Aleen Simms on switching from an iPhone 6 to a new 6S Plus: I was laying in bed one night a few months ago when it hit me. My next iPhone was probably going to be the 6 Plus sized device. Now, when I say, “It hit me,” I mean it literally. Show More Summary

YouTube to Video Creators: You’ll Agree to the Red Subscription Deal and You’ll Like It

Josh Constine, reporting for TechCrunch: YouTube made its top video creators an offer they literally couldn’t refuse, or they’d have their content disappear. Today YouTube confirmed that any “partner” creator who earns a cut of ad revenue...Show More Summary

Tim Cook: Apple Music Has 15 Million Users, 6.5 Million of them Paying

Daisuke Wakabayashi, reporting on Cook’s appearance at WSJDLive, an event with an awful lot of uppercase letters crammed together: Mr. Cook also spoke unusually frankly about the automobile industry, although he declined to address Apple’s interest in building an electric car. Show More Summary

The Collapse of the US-EU Safe Harbor

Remarkable piece by Brad Smith, Microsoft’s chief legal officer (subhead: “Solving the New Privacy Rubik’s Cube”): This transformation helps explain why individuals in the tech sector increasingly have been talking about privacy. Just...Show More Summary

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