“There’s nothing stupid about seeing Google being pitted “versus” other companies. They want everything; their ambition is boundless.” - John Gruber, ‘Google Versus’
Quote of the day John Gruber, “Google is a hyper-competitive company, and they repeatedly enter markets that already exist and crush competitors…They want everything; their [...] The post Thursday links: crushing competitors appeared first on Abnormal Returns.
Brett Terpstra: I wasn’t completely sold on the Aeron, though. Then a recommendation from John Gruber for the Chadwick chair showed up on my Twitter stream and piqued my interest. Given that I was already in the market and ready to drop...Show More Summary
Email overload is a real problem. Apple blogger, John Gruber believes he has discovered a solution to the email burden through a new iPhone app called Triage. Triage's concept is simple, Gruber explains: [It's] meant for just one thing:...Show More Summary
Ron Johnson got a raw deal at JC Penney, according to a few Apple bloggers. John Gruber at Daring Fireball wrote, " they shouldn’t have hired him if they weren’t going to give him more time to turn it around." Gruber is the most influential Apple writer in the world. Show More Summary
In a Branch thread stemming from discussion of an iPhone production report, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber wrote that he’s heard that iOS 7 is “running behind,” and engineers have been moved off OS X 10.9 to work on the newest iOS. According...Show More Summary
Unofficial Apple spokesman John Gruber has written a short post on Daring Fireball suggesting that iOS 7 is running well behind schedule—and that as a result Apple is hauling man power from its OS X development team. More »
Some rumblings from Daring Fireball’s John Gruber on a Branch thread this evening point to possible delays in iOS 7 and perhaps subsequently OS 10.9. What I’ve heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it. As he points out, Apple had this problem/solution before. [...]
According to the well-connected John Gruber, iOS users will see a difference in the operating system's UI when iOS 7 is released presumably alongside the next-generation iPhone, but Apple is struggling to implement the changes on ti...
Apple is preparing a major overhaul of iOS, the software that runs the iPhone and iPad, says plugged-in Apple blogger John Gruber. He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. Show More Summary
A hot Branch is in progress now with some good Apple rumors about the next iPhone and iOS versions. You can see some chat between myself, John Gruber, Rene Ritchie,... Keep reading ?
The reactions to Apple's startling hire of a senior executive at Adobe, Kevin Lynch, as VP of Technology continue to roll in. The Apple blogosphere is up in arms, with analyst John Gruber having called Lynch a "bozo" and "bad guy." The...Show More Summary
Last night news broke that Adobe's CTO Kevin Lynch was joining Apple a VP of technology. The reaction to the news in the Apple blogging world was swift, and quite negative. John Gruber, the influential author of Daring Fireball was unusually blunt in his assessment of Lynch. Show More Summary
Good morning! Here's the news. Apple poached the CTO of Adobe, Kevin Lynch, to work in the special group led by Bob Mansfield. John Gruber thinks Lynch is a bozo and a bad hire because he loudly supported Flash. Marissa Mayer's hiring practices are driving people a little nuts. Show More Summary
Ever had the feeling that something that you’ve done online might come back to embarrass you? Like a Facebook status update, perhaps a blog post, or a YouTube video? Apple-focused blogger John Gruber —... Keep reading ?
Here's an interesting quirk of Apple's HR process. According to tech blogger John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Apple employees can leave the company, and then return after two years without losing their seniority. Essentially, they can quit, but if they come back in two years, it's like nothing ever happened. Show More Summary
Click to enlarge Source: Daring Fireball Fascinating chart via John Gruber looking at the relative change in market capitalizations of four of the largest publicly trading tech companies. The ongoing strength of Amazon is nearly amazing as the continued weakness in Microsoft. All the while, Google keeps chugging along...
Anyone wanting to see the whole “history is written by the victors” thing in process should read Tim Wu and John Gruber battle it out over exactly why Apple has kicked the crap out of everyone else since the late 90s. Wu, who’s confused about what open v. Show More Summary
Quote of the day John Gruber, “Indeed, the Chromebook Pixel seems like another bit of evidence that Google is getting better at what Apple does best faster [...] The post Sunday links: getter better faster appeared first on Abnormal Returns.
John Gruber noticed an asterisk-framed interjection (cough) in the New York Times and wondered about its roots: Using asterisks this way strikes me as an Internet-ism. I would think those coughs should be italicized; using bounding asterisks is a substitute in plain text contexts, something we collectively started doing in email, newsgroups, web comments and [...]