New York Times technology reporter / Author of Always On / @WIRED alum

Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments

nytimes.com — The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google. Now both giants are also going head-to-head in mobile payments, as they prepare to push deeper into digital wallets.

Two Apple Designers Step Up as Jony Ive Becomes Chief Design Officer

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Over the last several months, Apple has been cranking up the volume on two lesser-known Apple employees: Richard Howarth and Alan Dye. And it's no wonder as the two will soon take over day-to-day design responsibilities from Jony Ive, Apple's all-important design guru.

Soylent: the protein powder Silicon Valley's techies just can't get enough of

smh.com.au — Every night, the software developer Aaron Melocik follows a precise food routine. He blends together about 2 litres of water, 3 ½ tablespoons of macadamia nut oil and a 16-ounce bag of powder called Schmoylent. Then he pours the beige beverage into jars and chills them before bringing the containers to work the next day at Metrodigi, an education technology start-up.

No time to eat in Silicon Valley, so techies chug their protein

seattletimes.com — Boom times in Silicon Valley call for hard work, and hard work - at least in technology land - means that coders, engineers and venture capitalists are turning to liquid meals with names like Schmoylent, Soylent, Schmilk and People Chow. SAN FRANCISCO - Every night, software developer Aaron Melocik follows a precise food routine.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Analysis for Game 3

bleacherreport.com — The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home with a chance to close out the Eastern Conference Finals without having to leave Northeast Ohio. The Cavs claimed back-to-back victories on the Atlanta Hawks' home floor, outlasting the East's top seed in Game 1 and outclassing it in Game 2.

In Busy Silicon Valley, Protein Powder Is in Demand

nytimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Every night, the software developer Aaron Melocik follows a precise food routine. He blends together half a gallon of water, three and a half tablespoons of macadamia nut oil and a 16-ounce bag of powder called Schmoylent.

LeBron James Jokes with Pregnant Fan After Nearly Running into Stands

bleacherreport.com — Sometimes the best thing at games is the stuff that happens behind-the-scenes. During Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James stopped short of the stands after a defensive possession...

Tampa Bay Rays' Minor League Team Cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box Night'

bleacherreport.com — The Charlotte Stone Crabs, Tampa Bay's Single-A baseball team, planned on having an "A-Rod Juice Box Night" on Friday. The team was obviously poking fun at New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for his well-documented troubles with "juicing."

Hewlett-Packard profit, sales drop ahead of split

smh.com.au — "I'm pleased with where we ended the quarter, the continued success of our turnaround, and the progress we're making on separation," HP chief executive Meg Whitman said. Photo: Reuters Hewlett-Packard, the computer and printer giant, reported continued declines in profit and sales as it prepares to split into two companies later this year.

Hewlett-Packard Reports Drop in Profit and Sales

nytimes.com — Hewlett-Packard, the computer and printer giant, reported continued declines in profit and sales on Thursday as it prepared to split into two companies later this year. The company, based in Palo Alto, Calif., said on Thursday that net income in the fiscal second quarter fell 21 percent to $1 billion, or 55 cents a share, from the same quarter a year earlier.
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May 28, 2015

@Nathan_Safran @fmanjoo @samsung they'd rather save a few hundred dollars in profit than keep a customer loyal. Shortsighted strategy

May 28, 2015

RT @fmanjoo: Samsung refrigerator having issues and calling Samsung for help. Reminded of this @bxchen piece. Hoping for best. nytimes.com/2015/05/07/tec…

May 27, 2015

Both Apple and Google are expanding their mobile wallets at their respective developer conferences nytimes.com/2015/05/28/tec… w/@MikeIsaac

May 24, 2015

Hardworking coders and VCs are turning to liquid meals with names like Schmoylent, Soylent and Schmilk nytimes.com/2015/05/25/tec…

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