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It’s Not Foreigners Who Are Plotting Here: What the Data Really Show

Nora Ellingsen, who spent five years working as a counter-terrorism analyst for the FBI, looked at the numbers for federal terrorism cases to see if there’s anything to support Trump’s immigration ban for its stated purpose: For those...Show More Summary

‘A Conservative Climate Solution’: Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax

John Schwartz, reporting for The New York Times: A group of Republican elder statesmen is calling for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change. The group, led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with former Secretary of State George P. Show More Summary

Apple Poaches Amazon’s Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Product Marketing

Mark Gurman, reporting for Bloomberg: Apple Inc. has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Inc.’s Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing and shifted the executive who previously held...Show More Summary

Republican Senate Leadership Stops Elizabeth Warren From Reading a Letter From Coretta Scott King

Jason Kottke: Last night, during the Senate confirmation hearing of Senator Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III for Attorney General, Senator Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a letter that Coretta Scott King had written to the...Show More Summary

Which Is It?

From an October 2016 story for Bloomberg by Mark Gurman: The new building features open floor plans and few traditional offices. While some of Apple’s senior vice presidents are expected o see their offices move over to the new campus...Show More Summary

Daniel Steinberg Wishes Apple Loved Books

Daniel Steinberg lamenting the lack of recent progress on iBooks Author: iBooks Author could have been a trojan horse into the personal publishing business. It would have been classic Apple. Instead of small authors going to Amazon’s platform, they would have started with iBooks Author. Show More Summary


New $10 sketchpad iPad app from The Iconfactory. I love this app. Conceptually it’s simple: at the root level you have projects, and each project can contain multiple sketches. When sketching, colors are on the left; layers, grids, and pens are on the right. Show More Summary

Reuters: ‘Channeling Steve Jobs, Apple Seeks Design Perfection at New “Spaceship” Campus’

Julia Love, writing for Reuters on Apple’s new campus, now nearing completion: Signage required a delicate balancing act: Apple wanted all signs o reflect its sleek, minimalist aesthetic, but the fire department needed to ensure theShow More Summary

Analysts: Apple Took 92 Percent of Smartphone Industry Profits in Q4

Patrick Seitz, Investors Business Daily: Among six major vendors surveyed, four were profitable in smartphone sales in Q4, Canaccord analyst Michael Walkley said in the report. They were Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung and Sony. Samsung accounted...Show More Summary

Apple’s WebKit Team Proposes W3C Community Group: GPU on the Web

Dean Jackson, from Apple’s WebKit team: Instead we need to evaluate and design a new web standard that provides a core set of required features, an API that can be implemented on a mix of platforms with different system graphics echnologies,...Show More Summary

Merriam-Webster Adds Over 1,000 New Words

Speaking of Merriam-Webster, they’ve announced the addition of over 1,000 new words: Just as the English language constantly grows, so does the dictionary. More than one thousand new words have been added, including terms from recent...Show More Summary

Merriam-Webster’s Deft Social Media Strategy in the Age of Trump

David Mack, writing for BuzzFeed: “A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality,” read a tweet from the staff at Merriam-Webster, linking to a dictionary article showing searches for the word “fact” had spiked after Conway’s interview. Show More Summary

? Comparing the First Seven Years of the iPad and Mac

Here we are, six years later, and the Mac’s role in the iOS world is only slightly less essential now than it was then.


New “superfamily” of typefaces from Hoefler & Co.: Twenty years ago, our [Knockout] collection was designed to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nineteenth century sans serif wood types, one of America’s great contributions to ype history. Show More Summary

A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months

Jugal K. Patel, reporting for The New York Times: A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break. The rift has accelerated this year in an area already vulnerable o warming temperatures. Show More Summary

Vizio Settles FTC Lawsuit Over Tracking TV Viewing

The Federal Trade Commission: Vizio, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of internet-connected “smart” televisions, has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the Office...Show More Summary

Over 100 Companies File Opposition to Trump’s Immigration Ban

Kate Conger, reporting for TechCrunch: Notably absent from the list of 97 companies are several who met with Trump prior to his inauguration: Amazon, Oracle, IBM, SpaceX and Tesla. Oracle CEO Safra Catz is serving as an advisor to the Trump...Show More Summary

Lina M. Khan in Yale Law Journal: ‘Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox’

An almost book-length (seriously, over 25,000 words) analysis of Amazon’s end-run around antitrust regulation. It’s quite readable though. My summary would be that U.S. antitrust enforcement in recent decades is focused almost exclusively on consumer prices. Show More Summary

The Atlanta Falcons Had a 99.7 Percent Chance to Win Super Bowl 51 at One Point

I’ve been watching pro football for as long as I can remember, and I’ve never seen anything like that comeback. ?

Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Vehicles

Brad Stone, reporting for Bloomberg: In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. Show More Summary

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