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Transcript of Lisa Jackson’s Episode of The Talk Show

Full transcript of Lisa Jackson’s interview on The Talk Show last week. In case you missed it, it’s a great episode. ?

‘I Thought It Would Be Easier’

Reuters reporters Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason, and Steve Holland: President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump told Reuters in an interview. Show More Summary

Sheldon Whitehouse on the Politics of Climate Change

Terrific 5-minute video from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island on the politics behind the Republican Party’s stonewalling on climate change. Watch it and pass it along. (I’m surely the millionth person to make this observation, but how great would it be if he were elected president and we had a Whitehouse White House?) ?

Are Trump Voters Ruining America for All of Us?

Tom Nichols, in an op-ed for USA Today: There is a serious danger to American democracy in all this. When voters choose ill-informed grudges and diffuse resentment over the public good, a republic becomes unsustainable. The temperance...Show More Summary

‘Today at Apple’

Apple: Apple today announced plans to launch dozens of new educational sessions next month in all 495 Apple stores ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more. The hands-on sessions, collectivelyShow More Summary

Animated Bézier Curves

Very cool web page by Jason Davies that interactively shows how Bézier curves work. (Via Gus Mueller.) ?

Google Rewrites Its Powerful Search Rankings to Bury Fake News

Mark Bergen, writing for Bloomberg: The Alphabet Inc. company is making a rare, sweeping change to the algorithm behind its powerful search engine to demote misleading, false and offensive articles online. Google is also setting new rules...Show More Summary

In Response to Guardian’s Irresponsible Reporting on WhatsApp

Speaking of The Guardian, it’s now the last week of April and they still haven’t issued a retraction of their grievously irresponsible story alleging a “backdoor” in WhatsApp from January. Zeynep Tufekci, in an open letter signed byShow More Summary

The Guardian Pulls Out of Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple News, but Not Google’s AMP

Jessica Davies, reporting for Digiday: A Guardian News and Media spokesperson confirmed the removal, and issued the following statement to Digiday: “We have run extensive trials on Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News to assess how they fit with our editorial and commercial objectives. Show More Summary

Wikitribune: An ‘Evidence-Based’ News Site From Jimmy Wales

New ad-free news site from Jimmy Wales, with professional journalists and Wikipedia-style volunteers working side-by-side. Terrific idea, and there’s a great launch video by Sandwich Video and Kirby Ferguson that explains the concept well. ?

Here’s Why Juicero’s Press Is So Expensive

Ben Einstein has a nice tear-down of Juicero’s $399 juicer: Our usual advice to hardware founders is to focus on getting a product to market to test the core assumptions on actual target customers, and then iterate. Instead, JuiceroShow More Summary

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? Judging Apple Watch’s Success

These two facts are both true: Apple Watch sales are a rounding error compared to the iPhone, and Apple Watch is a smash hit compared to traditional watches and other wearable devices.


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The Gentlemen’s Journal’s Ranking of Bond Cars

Not a bad list, but I would move the Toyota 2000GT from You Only Live Twice up to to number 3, and I would have put the Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights on the list. ?

One for the Thumbs

Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors: Siskel and Ebert had it right. The two critics were forced to provide star ratings for their newspapers, but when they created heir own TV movie-reviews show, they famously boiled the whole hing down to thumbs up and thumbs down. Show More Summary

Apple Cuts Affiliate Commissions on Apps and In-App Purchases

John Voorhees, reporting for MacStories: Today, Apple announced that it is reducing the commissions it pays on apps and In-App Purchases from 7% to 2.5% effective May 1st. The iTunes Affiliate Program pays a commission from Apple’s portion...Show More Summary

‘Heartbreaking’ CEO and founder Jojo Hedaya, in a blog post responding to the outcry after Mike Isaac of The New York Times revealed that the company does things like sell “anonymized” Lyft receipts to Lyft arch-rival Uber: Our users are the heart of our company and service. Show More Summary

? On Uber’s ‘Identifying and Tagging’ of iPhones

A lot of people are jumping to the conclusion that Uber was somehow tracking the location of users even after they deleted the Uber app, but the word “track” only appears in the article in the context of Kalanick having “excelled at running track and playing football” in high school.

New Apple Watch NikeLab

New limited edition Nike Apple Watch — space gray watch with a bone-colored watch strap with near-black accents. Looks cool in a Stormtrooper-y way. (I’m thinking the pin for the watch strap should space gray too, though, right?) ?

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