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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs, Including 12,500 From Nokia

Satya Nadella, in a company-wide memo (emphasis mine): Of that total, our work toward synergies and strategic alignment on Nokia Devices and Services is expected to account for about 12,500 jobs, comprising both professional and factory workers. Show More Summary

Making Sense of Apple and IBM

John Moltz: An Apple and IBM partnership makes sense in the same way Apple selling its products through Walmart makes sense. Apple defended selling through Walmart by saying “Their stores are where ours aren’t.” The kinds of large enterprises where IBM has a presence are the places where Apple has the least penetration. ?

Overcast 1.0

Marco Arment’s new podcast player for iPhone. Free to try, $4.99 to unlock all features. I’ve been using it for months in beta, and it’s really good. Looks great too, with Matthew Butterick’s Concourse as the custom UI font. See also: Marco...Show More Summary

Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginny Rometty on Their Enterprise Partnership

Arik Hesseldahl, interviewing Cook and Rometty in Cupertino: “If you were building a puzzle, they would fit nicely together with no overlap,” Cook said of the relationship. “We do not compete on anything. And when you do that you end...Show More Summary

Apple and IBM Announce Enterprise Partnership

I’d be more excited about this if they’d included this photo in the press release. ?

‘Now Batting for the Yankees, Number 2, Derek Jeter. Number 2.’

This whole spot from Nike is just terrific, but opening it with Bob Sheppard’s player intro for Jeter is just perfect. ?

Always Take the Cosine

John Moltz on analyst projections for “iWatch” sales. ?


Greg Cox: I was very excited when I read Satya Nadella’s recent public email message about his direction for Microsoft. I left the company in early 2010, frustrated with its direction. The email seemed to confirm what I had hoped about...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Faded — Simply Beautiful Mobile Photography

Faded is the premier all-in-one photo app for the iPhone. Created with gorgeous film-inspired effects and some of the most powerful editing tools currently available, Faded is loved by amateurs and professionals alike. Accolades: • Apple’s...Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Free Alcoholic Beverages’

The week’s episode of my podcast, with special guest Ben Thompson. Topics include Samsung, Xiaomi, wearables, and more. ?

More Regarding National Federation of the Blind and Apple

Mark A. Riccobono, president of the National Federation of the Blind: I thought the chatter around the resolution would fade away until some media reports made inaccurate assertions about the resolution, its content, and what actions the NFB will take to carry it out. Show More Summary

Swift Blog

More signs that Apple is loosening up: they’ve started a blog for Swift and they’ve made the Xcode 6 beta a free download for anyone — no paid developer account required. ?

Pinboard Turns Five

Maciej Ceglowski: Perspective does not make you immune to burnout. It just makes burnout less scary. I’ve gone through a few episodes since starting Pinboard, and I’m sure there will be more to come. People have been very understanding about my occasional need to flee the Internet. Show More Summary

Android, iOS, and Accessibility

Chris Hofstader, back in September: If a blind person, like me for instance, wants what Apple is selling, he can purchase an iOS device and find that, out-of-the-box, there are zero accessibility failures. A blind person who purchases...Show More Summary

The Power of Selective Quoting, Reuters Edition

Christina Farr, reporting for Reuters, “Advocates for Blind, Deaf Want More From Apple”, the gist of which is that the National Association for the Blind is considering litigation to force Apple to require all apps in the App Store to...Show More Summary

‘Speaking Up Every. Fucking. Time.’

Elizabeth Spiers profiles (sort of) Shanley Kane, founder/editor of Model View Culture. ?

Joanna Stern Reviews the LG and Samsung Android Wear Watches

Joanna Stern: I just wish the software were as smart about notifications. Android Wear is designed to transmit all your phone’s notifications to your watch. For someone like me, who gets a lot of mail, tweets and Facebook comments, that’s...Show More Summary

Apple Hires Sales Executive From Tag Heuer

Vanessa Friedman, reporting for the NYT: Just as the couture shows really get underway in Paris, an executive from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, a.k.a. the biggest French luxury group (and, for that matter, the biggest luxury group in the world), has been lured away from the fashion capital to the technology capital of Silicon Valley. Show More Summary

Smart Devices/Dumb Cloud vs. Dumb Devices/Smart Cloud

Benedict Evans: I’ve said before that Apple’s approach is about a dumb cloud enabling rich apps while Google’s is about devices as dumb glass hat are endpoints of cloud services. That’s going to lead to rather different experiences,Show More Summary

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