I’ve maintained a link blog for some time and have finally decided to forge both my personal blog and linkblog together as one. I’m starting all over again here ( importing previous snippets requires alot more work than I have the time for now ).
I can’t promise that I’ll update this collection everyday - you’ve probably heard worse :-) …so, this is my signal within the noise :-) :
Sept. 07, 2016
Aug 26, 2016 2016
It’s hypocritical of Mark Zuckerberg to sing the praises of the web’s founder when he’s trying to monopolise the internet. —The Guardian
Aug 22, 2016 2016
The autonomous cars, launching this summer, are custom Volvo XC90s, supervised by humans in the driver’s seat. —Bloomberg
August is still too soon to declare any presidential campaign over. But Trump and his acolytes seem to be in profound denial about the narrowness of their appeal. —Five Thirty Eight
July 20, 2016 2016
Probably the most important fact when it comes to analyzing Unilever’s purchase of Dollar Shave Club is the $1 billion price: in the world of consumer packaged goods (CPG) it is shockingly low. — Stratechery
July 19, 2016 2016
It was, by all accounts, an entirely preventable blunder, committed in front of an audience of 23 million television viewers, that exposed the weaknesses of an organization that has long spurned the safeguards of a modern presidential campaign, such as the free software that detects plagiarism.. — NY Times
July 15, 2016 2016
We believe in an inclusive country that fosters opportunity, creativity and a level playing field. Donald Trump does not. He campaigns on anger, bigotry, fear of new ideas and new people, and a fundamental belief that America is weak and in decline. — New Co Shift
June 19, 2016
Republicans had been using bigotry against minorities and gays to whip up voters for decades. — NY Times
Honing an ability to unburden the load on your mind, be it through meditation or some other practice, can bring with it a wonderfully magnified experience of the world — NY Times
June 14, 2016
Bluetooth 5, the next generation of Bluetooth standard, will be formally announced next week, offering quadruple the range and double the speed of the current low-energy wireless protocol.
— Mac Rumors
200+ page dossier on Donald Trump allegedly authored by Democratic strategist Warren Flood leaks a day after Washington Post reported the DNC had been hacked
Created by a Democratic strategist named Warren Flood.
In addition, Joyent’s unique combination of container-native infrastructure, object storage, server-less computing, and Node.js expertise is perfectly suited to help Samsung meet the needs of its customers. — Samsung Newsroom
June 08, 2016
We saw web identity as a core part of the web’s future and fought to build it with web standards. That’s how I got sucked into the delusional world of open standards and web specifications. — Hueniverse
June 07, 2016
Available on the app store
Today we are releasing Motion Stills, an iOS app from Google Research that acts as a virtual camera operator for your Apple Live Photos. We use our video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans — Google Research
June 06, 2016
Racism at its purest
As the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, Trump said he wants to disqualify the federal judge overseeing the Trump University case because of his “Mexican heritage” and membership in a Latino lawyers association — Vox
May 21, 2016
Duo, Allo, VR in Daydream and much more. I’m a big fan of 10 minute video rundowns of any of these types of events.
Will investments pay off in big data AI services, voice interfaces and ubiquitous assistants is yet to be seen.
The BlackBerry’s success came to an end not because RIM started releasing worse smartphones, but because the new job of the smartphone shifted almost entirely outside of their capabilities, and it was too late to catch up. — Marco.org
..and a great wind-down correlating future success of these big companies with Apple:
If Google is wrong, and computing continues to be defined by a tightly controlled grid of siloed apps that you poke a thousand times a day on a smooth rectangle of manufacturing excellence, Apple is fine. They’re doing a great job of what computing is today, and what it will probably continue to be for a long time.
May 17, 2016
It’s a day for browsers. Yay.
You can try ES2015 modules and other new ES2015, ES2016, and beyond features in Microsoft Edge, starting with the latest Windows Insider Preview — Microsoft
Mozilla’s Firefox grabbed 15.6 percent of worldwide desktop browser usage in April, according to the latest numbers from Web analytics outfit StatCounter — Ars Technica
May 14, 2016
Apple has said that they cannot reproduce the problem, they hadn’t confirmed it:
iTunes and Apple Music are far from perfect, and any steps the company takes to improve the software and service are welcome ones. — iMore/i>
The problem with Oracle v. Google is that everyone actually affected by the case knows what an API is, but the whole affair is being decided by people who don’t, from the normals in the jury box to the normals at the Supreme Court. — Motherboard
“It’s a term for patterns that are manipulative, that you are doing on purpose to get one over on users,” Mr. Brignull said when I recently called him.— NY Times
May 11, 2016
Just loved this, theatlas.com
May 10, 2016
Just like WhatsApp Web, the new desktop app lets you message with friends and family while your phone stays in your pocket.— Whats App Blog
Neither Magic, Jordan, Bird or Lebron did it - but Stephen Curry did.
George Washington remains the only unanimously elected president.— NY Times
May 03, 2016
If you’re the curious type, check out posts #1 and #2 as well
We’ve talked about Stack Overflow’s architecture and the hardware behind it. The next most requested topic was Deployment. How do we get code a developer (or some random stranger) writes into production? Let’s break it down. Keep in mind that we’re talking about deploying Stack Overflow for the example, but most of our projects follow almost an identical pattern to deploy a website or a service. — Nick Craver
May 02, 2016
Our conclusion is that Mr Wright could well be Mr Nakamoto, but that important questions remain. Indeed, it may never be possible to establish beyond reasonable doubt who really created bitcoin. — The Economist
Indeed, there will be battles in other countries - this is just the beginning.
But there is no question that is just a sign of what is to come for countries far from Brazil: There will undoubtedly be similar battles in numerous countries around the world over what rights companies have to offer privacy protections to their users. — The Intercept
There has been some talk of sacking Tim Cook, after all Jobs has made hiring mistakes before:
Apple’s sales declined 13 percent from the prior-year period, its first year-over-year revenue drop since 2003. Sales of its key iPhone slid to 51.2 million from 61.2 million the previous year. — CNBC
APRIL 26, 2016
The technology giant said on Tuesday that revenue for its second fiscal quarter, which ended in March, fell 13 percent to $50.6 billion as sales of its flagship product, the iPhone, fell, with little else to take its place. Net income fell 22 percent to $10.5 billion, or $1.90 a share. — NY Times
New “Current” version line focuses on performance improvements, increased reliability and better security for its 3.5 million users — Node JS
APRIL 19, 2016
Facebook threw the company behind a massive push to add a slew of new features to its Live video as it takes on Snapchat, Periscope, and traditional television itself. Get ready to broadcast. — Washington Post
The PC era, eternally disrupted by smartphone technology:
Intel Corp. will eliminate 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, embarking on the deepest cutbacks in a decade to gird for a fifth year of declines in the personal-computer market. — Bloomberg Technology
APRIL 18, 2016
Toss a beach ball hither and yon all in your browser. Loads of fun!
This is a Chrome Experiment
Browser Ball attempts, with only moderate success, to allow the configuration of a seemingly endless array of continuous spaces using multiple overlapping browser windows. — We Are Instrument
Just a month after former Intel CEO and chairman Andy Grove died, Silicon Valley has lost another legend. Bill Campbell, a former CEO and chairman of Intuit and a longtime Apple board member, has died, according to a family statement reported by Bloomberg. — Washington Post
APRIL 08, 2016
Tesla, known for it’s late delivery gets an astounding 115,000 pre-orders by people who don’t even know what the car will look like:
Let’s start with the caveats: no, Tesla did not sell 276,000 Model 3’s in three days; that is the number of fully refundable pre-orders that required a deposit of “only” $1,000. — Ben Thompson
Killing end to end encryption:
In other words, the bill would make illegal the sort of user-controlled encryption that’s in every modern iPhone, in all billion devices that run Whatsapp’s messaging service, and in dozens of other tech products— Wired