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|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Putting on my tinfoil hat.
Horace Dediu: The result is plain to see: Caring about the product means that it can be priced at a point which consumers care to pay. Trouble is, judging by how Apple is valued, nobody believes that his is sustainable. Regardless of...Show More Summary
Adam Langley explains, largely in layman’s terms. You don’t need to understand cryptography at all, it’s a simple C bug. He’s also setup a simple test site to show if you’re affected — iOS 7.0.6 indeed is not, but Mac OS X 10.9.1 is....Show More Summary
Nick Paglino, writing for Wrestle Zone: When the WWE Network launches on Monday, WWE will be offering a free one week trial of the Network, and it should be noted that customers who are interested in the free trial will still have to provide credit card information. Show More Summary
Jessica Lessin, in her weekly column for The Information (paywall): As Google and Facebook vie to buy fast-growing apps for billions, I have one big question: Where is everyone else? If Google and Facebook believe WhatsApp and messaging...Show More Summary
Fixes a serious security flaw: Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS Description: Secure Transport failed to validate the authenticity of the connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps. ?
John Teti, writing for The AV Club, on the design of Threes’s tutorial: It takes confidence to soft-pedal the actual tutorial content. Too many mainstream game studios build their opening tutorials to leave no possibility of misunderstanding — they browbeat you out of fear that you won’t get it. Show More Summary
Sign of the times: Matt Taibbi is leaving Rolling Stone to start a new publication for First Look Media. Big loss for Rolling Stone. ?
New Chitika report pegs Chrome OS’s share of North American web traffic at 0.2 percent. See previously: here and here. ?
TextIt, “Your Path to a $16B Exit? Build a J2ME App”: That was the genius of WhatsApp really, they recognized that messaging apps are all about network effects and instead of focusing on the comparatively small market of the ‘developed world’, instead targeted the other 3 billion people who don’t have smartphones. Show More Summary
Bill Ray, writing for The Register in late December 2006: Apple will launch a mobile phone in January, and it will become available during 2007. It will be a lovely bit of kit, a pleasure o behold, and its limited functionality willShow More Summary
Max Fisher, writing for The Washington Post: Ukraine’s ethno-lingistic political division is sort of like the United States’ “red America” and “blue America” divide, but in many ways much deeper — imagine if red and blue America literally spoke different languages. Show More Summary
Benedict Evans: Second, the winner-takes-all dynamics of social on the desktop web do not appear to apply on mobile, and if there are winner-takes-all dynamics for mobile social it’s not yet clear what they are. There are four main aspects...Show More Summary
Kara Swisher: It’s a little like deciding to be Disney, said one source, owning all the good content brands. If Facebook is Disney (by the way, its COO, Sheryl Sandberg, is on the entertainment giant’s board), hen Instagram is the Disney...Show More Summary
Watching the video, I find all of Samsung’s interface customizations impenetrable. I don’t particularly care for the standard Android UI, but it’s easy to grasp. Samsung’s implementation of multiple apps on screen at once looks like a mess. Show More Summary
Riveting, informative documentary from Vice News. 30 minutes well-spent if, like me, you found yourself woefully under-informed about the protests in Kiev and across Ukraine. See also: This interview with Vice reporter Henry Langston, on the street in Kiev, on the escalating violence and death toll. Protestors are being shot to death by the police. ?
Jim Goetz, writing on behalf of WhatsApp investor Sequoia Capital: Jan keeps a note from Brian taped to his desk that reads “No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!” It serves as a daily reminder of their commitment to stay focused on building a pure messaging experience. This discipline is reflected in WhatsApp’s unconventional approach o business. Show More Summary
Mike Isaac, reporting for Recode: Facebook plans to acquire the messaging service WhatsApp, the company announced on Wednesday. The move marks the social giant’s biggest acquisition to date, as Facebook paid $16 billion in cash and stock for the company. Show More Summary
Chris Welch, The Verge: After some [innovative advertising campaigns][i], Samsung’s latest commercials once again find the company setting its sights on Apple. I love that “innovative advertising campaigns” link: The ads in questionShow More Summary
Cade Metz, reporting for Wired: Steve Perlman is ready to give you a personal cell phone signal hat follows you from place to place, a signal that’s about 1,000 imes faster than what you have today because you needn’t share it with anyone...Show More Summary