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Philadelphia 76ers Are First NBA Team to Announce Jersey Advertising Deal

Advertising is like sand — eventually it spreads everywhere. It’ll be interesting to see which, if any, NBA teams decline to do this. Interesting too that the Sixers are partnering with StubHub as their “Official Ticketing Partner” rather than fighting against StubHub, like the Yankees. ?

Berkshire Hathaway Bought $1B in Apple Stock

Erik Holm and Anupreeta Das, reporting for the WSJ: Berkshire Hathaway‘s new investment in Apple was selected by one of Warren Buffett‘s stockpicking lieutenants, not by the “Oracle of Omaha” himself. Berkshire revealed an Apple stake worth nearly $1 billion early Monday, as part of Berkshire’s quarterly disclosure of its stock holdings. Show More Summary

Racism Is the Bogeyman

Moving, personal story from Albert McMurry. Pass this one on. ?

Donald Trump Masqueraded as Publicist to Brag About Himself

Marc Fisher and Will Hobson, reporting for The Washington Post: The voice is instantly familiar; the tone, confident, even cocky; he cadence, distinctly Trumpian. The man on the phone vigorously defending Donald Trump says he’s a media...Show More Summary

Swift Draws Nearly Even With Objective-C in TIOBE Index

Speaking of the TIOBE Index, in this month’s rankings, Objective-C placed 14th (down from 4th a year ago) and Swift placed 15th (up from 18th). They’re soon going to cross paths. ?

Neil Cybart on Apple’s R&D Spending

Neil Cybart, writing at Above Avalon about the lack of attention Apple watchers seem to be paying to the company’s R&D spending: I suspect most of this has been due to the fact that Apple does not draw attention to its product pipeline and long-term strategy, choosing instead to embrace secrecy and mystery. Show More Summary

App Store Review Times Are Getting Shorter

Alex Webb, reporting for Bloomberg: Apple Inc. has cut the approval time for new submissions to its App Store from more than a week to less than two days, part of a broader push to increase revenue from services including mobile applications. The...Show More Summary

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s China Competitor Didi

Julia Love, reporting for Reuters: “We are making the investment for a number of strategic reasons, including a chance to learn more about certain segments of the China market,” he said. “Of course, we believe it will deliver a strong...Show More Summary

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s China Competitor Didi

Lulu Yilun Chen, reporting for Bloomberg: Apple Inc. invested $1 billion in Didi, the single largest investment the Chinese ride-hailing service has ever received as it battles Uber Technologies Inc. Apple will help Didi build its data-driven...Show More Summary

? Gboard

A system-wide network-enabled iOS keyboard from Google — sounds like a privacy disaster, but for now at least, it appears to function anonymously.

‘The Night Manager’

AMC: The Night Manager, a six-part miniseries premiering on Tuesday, April 19, is a contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s best-selling spy novel, which follows hotel manager Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) in his quest to bring down international arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). I’m four episodes in, and really enjoying it. Show More Summary

The Panic Sign

Of course Panic’s sign is the most fun sign ever. Of course. ?

Race and the Default Emoji Skin Tone

Speaking of Eli Schiff, he wrote an interesting piece on race and emoji: It is therefore quite strange that yellow (white) emoji were set as the default, given that not assuming all users to be white was he entire premise behind making the new diverse set of emoji. Show More Summary

Budweiser Renames Its Beer ‘America’

Mark Wilson, writing for Fast Company: With the backdrop of the Olympics and a comically botched election, this summer is bound to be what Ricardo Marques, a vice president from Budweiser, calls “maybe the most American summer ever.” So Budweiser is going to potentially ingenious, potentially absurd branding extremes. Show More Summary

Coach Apple Watch Bands?

David Boglin de Bautista, writing for Haute Écriture: A sales associate at a Coach boutique informed me Friday that Coach will be releasing Apple Watch bands as early as June and sent me photos of some of the bands. Now, a sales associate...Show More Summary

James Bond-Style Credit Sequence for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything more up my alley than this. Incredibly well done work by Kurt Rauffer. I still can’t get over the fact that EON Productions rejected Radiohead’s “Spectre” in favor of that utter piece of rubbish from Sam Smith. ?

Be Careful What You Wish For

Marco Arment: Podcasts are just MP3s. Podcast players are just MP3 players, not platforms to execute arbitrary code from publishers. Publishers can see which IP addresses are downloading the MP3s, which can give them a rough idea of audience size, their approximate locations, and which apps they use. Show More Summary

The New York Times on Apple’s Dominant Position in Podcasting

John Herrman, writing for the NYT Saturday: Interviews with over two dozen podcasters and people inside Apple reveal a variety of complaints. The podcasters say that they are relegated to wooing a single Apple employee for the best promotion. Show More Summary

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