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Why Do Websites Publish AMP Pages?

Can someone explain to me why a website would publish AMP versions of their articles? They do load fast, which is a terrific user experience, but as far as I can see, sites that publish AMP pages are effecting ceding control over their content to Google. Here’s an example I ran into today. Show More Summary

Pushback on Those Tesla Model S Sales Figures

Doug DeMuro makes a strong case that the Tesla Model S is a mid-size luxury sedan, not a full-size: So the Model S is sized like a midsize luxury sedan, and it’s priced like one, too. Why doesn’t anyone call the Model S a midsize luxury...Show More Summary

Google Has Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking

Julia Angwin, reporting for ProPublica: When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising...Show More Summary

? Don’t Hold Your Breath for an iPhone Edition

Why I don’t think Apple would make a special edition iPhone. And a bonus interpolation on why Apple won’t make a big deal out of the iPhone’s 10th anniversary next year.

BuzzFeed News: ‘Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False and Misleading Information at an Alarming Rate’

BuzzFeed News: However, during the time period analyzed, we found that right-wing pages were more prone to sharing false or misleading information han left-wing pages. Mainstream pages did not share any completely false information, but did publish a small number of posts that included unverified claims. Show More Summary

Nintendo Switch

Teaser video for Nintendo’s upcoming new gaming platform. Seems intriguing — connected to your TV it works like a traditional console, but you can undock it to use it as a portable. Undocked, it’s more like a tablet than a phone, size-wise, which sounds right to me. Show More Summary

Greg Koenig: ‘Why Your Next iPhone Won’t Be Ceramic’

Greg Koenig on why the ceramic Apple Watch Edition does not presage a ceramic iPhone: All of this circles us back to that little booklet that shipped with the ceramic Watch Edition. I think it is a safe bet to say hat if Apple was about...Show More Summary

Apple Sues Mobile Star for Selling Counterfeit Power Adapters and Charging Cables Through Amazon

Patently Apple, quoting from a lawsuit filed by Apple yesterday: Apple purchased the power products identified below (ASIN B012YEWP2K) from and determined that they were counterfeit. Apple was informed by, and upon...Show More Summary

Darrell Etherington’s Google Pixel Camera Review

Darrell Etherington, testing the Pixel camera side-by-side with the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7: Outdoors, you can see that while all three are very capable cameras, there are some differences that might sway personal opinion...Show More Summary

Brian X. Chen’s Google Pixel Review

Brian X. Chen, writing for the NYT: The absence of a major competing Android device works out especially well for Google because the Pixel is, relatively speaking, mediocre. It is slower than Apple’s iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S7, Samsung’s smaller flagship phone. Show More Summary

CNet Compares Google Pixel and iPhone 7 Plus Cameras

Vanessa Hand Orellana: If you tend to shoot portraits and that’s what matters to you most, the iPhone 7 Plus is an obvious choice. Portrait mode is dSLR-esque, and we only expect it to improve by the time it gets a public release. But...Show More Summary

[Sponsor] Squarespace Domains

As some of you might know, Squarespace recently launched its own domains product. It’s called Squarespace Domains, and it turns the ugliness aspects of buying domains into a simple, modern experience. It’s also the first registrar to offer transparent pricing, flat rates, and free WHOIS privacy. Show More Summary

Bloomberg: ‘Disney Dropped Twitter Pursuit Partly Over Image’

Alex Sherman, Chris Palmeri, and Sarah Frier, reporting for Bloomberg: Walt Disney Co. decided not to pursue a bid for Twitter Inc. partly out of concern that bullying and other uncivil forms of communication on the social media site...Show More Summary

Recode: Apple Plans to Launch New Macs at an October 27 Event

Ina Fried, reporting for Recode: Apple is planning to introduce new Macs at an Oct. 27 event, sources confirmed to Recode. […] The Mac event is expected to ake place at or near Apple’s Cupertino campus rather than in San Francisco, where the company held many recent events, including he iPhone 7 announcement. One last hurrah for Infinite Loop’s Town Hall, I bet. ?

Dieter Bohn’s Google Pixel Review

Dieter Bohn: Even though there’s ostensibly One Google Brain behind all of it, he different lobes don’t always seem to be talking to each other. That confusion extends to the various ways that Google exists on he Pixel itself. You can only speak to the Assistant, for example, not type at it. Show More Summary

Walt Mossberg’s Google Pixel Review

Walt Mossberg: After testing the historic phone since last week, I can say that he Pixel is very, very good. In its first try, Google has landed itself in the same class as Apple’s iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S7 (that company’s non-exploding model). Show More Summary

Joanna Stern’s Google Pixel Review

Joanna Stern: Android people, please step forward. Good news! Your next phone-buying decision just got a heck of a lot easier. The Google Pixel is now the best Android smartphone you can buy. The other leading contender was disqualified due to spontaneous combustion. iPhone people, it’s your turn. Show More Summary

NYT Chief Counsel David McCraw on the Response to His Letter to Trump’s Lawyers

David McCraw: I heard from students I had taught 30 years ago when I was a college professor, former colleagues, law school classmates I hadn’t seen in two decades, my brother’s high school girlfriend, a person who says we met at a wedding 10 years ago, my ex-wife. Show More Summary

Samsung Is Setting Up Airport Kiosks to Replace Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Sergio Quintana, reporting for ABC 7 in San Francisco: Samsung representatives are standing by at SFO in case people bring their potentially dangerous Galaxy Note7’s to the airport. SFO says Samsung reps are now located in front of security checkpoints. Show More Summary

Bill Belichick: ‘I’m Done With the Tablets’

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on why he’s giving up on the NFL’s Microsoft Surface tablets and going back to paper. “Long answer to a short question, sorry.” Apple’s deal to put iPads in MLB dugouts seems to be going better than Microsoft’s deal to put Surfaces on NFL sidelines. ?

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