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This week’s episode of my podcast, The Talk Show, featuring special guest Rene Ritchie. Topics includes Jony Ive’s promotion to Chief Design Officer and the implications for Apple; the differences in Apple’s internal design culture now...Show More Summary
Jeffrey Zeldman: I started this site with animated gifs and splash pages while living in a cheap rent stabilized apartment. PageSpinner was my jam. I was in love with HTML and certain that the whole world was about to learn it, ushering in a new era of DIY media, free expression, peace and democracy and human rights worldwide. Show More Summary
Sharon Noguchi, reporting for the San Jose Mercury News: A South Bay recycling firm is looking for a woman who, in early April, dropped off boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her house after her husband died. About two...Show More Summary
Marco Arment: Apple is always arrogant, controlling, and inflexible, and sometimes stingy. Google is always creepy, entitled, and overreaching, and sometimes oblivious. How you feel about these companies depends on how much utility you get...Show More Summary
I enjoyed this piece by Charlie Warzel on Google’s I/O keynote, but disagree with it. The headline, I thought, nailed it: Google’s Quest For Complete Control Of Your Digital Life The sub-head, not so much: Today’s keynote suggests Google...Show More Summary
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Joe Palazzolo, reporting for the WSJ: A federal appeals court rejected Apple Inc.’s efforts to rid itself of a corporate monitor appointed after a judge found the company liable for conspiring to raise the price of e-books. Michael Bromwich,...Show More Summary
This completely slipped my mind when I wrote about how few C-level executives Apple has had in its modern era (which I loosely define as starting when Steve Jobs took the “interim” CEO title): July 8, 2003 — Apple today announced that...Show More Summary
I can see Cook-Ive as a sort of titular reversal of the Jobs-Cook C-level duo relationship.
Apple senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams, in a rite of passage for Apple executives, appeared on stage with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference in California: Though Williams spent most of the time talking about Apple...Show More Summary
Stephanie Clifford and Matt Apuzzo, reporting for the NYT: With billions of dollars at stake, Morocco, Egypt and South Africa jockeyed in 2004 for the privilege of hosting soccer’s most prestigious tournament, the World Cup. The outcome...Show More Summary
Michael J. de la Merced, reporting for the NYT: Close to what should be one of the biggest events of Fitbit’s life — its initial public offering of stock — the maker of wearable health trackers is facing an unexpected challenge: a lawsuit...Show More Summary
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher: We are thrilled to announce that Re/code’s parent company, Revere Digital, is being wholly acquired by the highly respected digital-native media company Vox Media. This is the next big step in our mission...Show More Summary
Marco Arment: Ever since getting the Apple Watch, not only have I been getting more consistent exercise, but I’m pushing myself further. I take more walks, and I walk faster and further than ever before. I’ve been walking Hops around...Show More Summary
Craig Hockenberry: Luckily, I had spent some time digging around in the settings in he Apple Watch app and remembered seeing some odd settings in General > Watch Orientation. The wrist selection is obvious enough, but being able to change the position of the digital crown had no obvious benefit. Show More Summary
Not sure how this acquisition would help either company — sounds like a deal just for the sake of making a deal. ?
Stephen Fry, writing for The Telegraph: Until now, Ive’s job title has been Senior Vice President of Design. But I can reveal that he has just been promoted and is now Apple’s Chief Design Officer. It is therefore an especially exciting...Show More Summary
Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include David Letterman, iPhone docks, the space black steel Apple Watch, whatever happened to the Edition collection, San Francisco as the new system font for iOS and Mac OS X, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Show More Summary
It’s best to think of Apple Watch as having two modes: watch mode, and app mode.
Ben Thompson: That’s not to claim ignorance: I read voraciously, including reviews, talk to as many “normal” people as I can in as many places as I can, and think I have a sense for where various categories are at. And given that, I can’t quite shake the feeling that the Apple Watch is being serially underestimated. Show More Summary