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Freelance tech journalist; The Guardian's Technology editor 2009-14. Author, Digital Wars, on Apple v Google v Microsoft. Speaker, moderator. DMs from all.

Start up: Huawei’s ambition, HTC R+D layoffs, 3D copyright, Google’s odd war on app ads, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — But not with "Google Here", thank you. Photo by x-ray delta one on Flickr. A selection of 11 links for you. Still nothing about logos. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. FTC settles with Machinima for paying YouTube influencers to endorse Xbox One " GamesBeat | Games | by Dean TakahashiDean Takahashi: According...
Sep 03, 2015

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Start up: Wikipedia’s blackmail ban, Ashley Madison redux, Google OnHub meta-reviewed, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — "Adblocking? Yeah, I heard about it on the radio." Photo by Skyco on Flickr. A selection of 12 links for you. Contains nothing about logo changes, so keep moving along. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Hundreds of Wikipedia editors got banned for secretly promoting brands " MotherboardJordan Pearson: Wikipedia has 381 fewer...
Sep 02, 2015

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Premium Android hits the wall: the Q2 2015 smartphone scorecard

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Premium Android phones went off track in the second quarter. Photo by -Jeffrey- on Flickr. It's late, yes. But all the results are now in for the second quarter (April-June) of the smartphone business. The TL:DR: high-end Android OEMs had a terrible second quarter. The smartphone business generally grew less quickly than for a couple...
Sep 01, 2015

Overspill: Premium Android hits the wall: the Q2 2015 smartphone scorecard bit.ly/1ICrxKo

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Start up: Android Wear on iOS, will Slack kill Dropbox?, India v Google, after the adblockers, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — One other piece of technology - besides the lifejackets and boat - probably kept them alive. Photo by Irish Defence Forces on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Blimey, it's September (here at least). I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Android Wear now works with iPhones " Official Google BlogDavid Singleton,...
Sep 01, 2015

Overspill: Start up: Android Wear on iOS, will Slack kill Dropbox?, India v Google, after the adblockers, and more bit.ly/1X98Wk6

Sep 01, 2015

On @theOverspill: Start up: Android Wear on iOS, will Slack kill Dropbox?, India v Google, after the adblockers… bit.ly/1X98Wk6

Start up: Chrome v Flash (and Google v iOS 9), HTC delays Vive, streaming’s true problem, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Suggested caption: "I wish I'd never mentioned the bloody sealion". Can a computer do better? Picture from MCAD Library on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1 " The...
Aug 31, 2015

Overspill: Start up: Chrome v Flash (and Google v iOS 9), HTC delays Vive, streaming’s true problem, and more bit.ly/1Vqs0bP

Start up: wearables grow, adblocking as chemo?, how silent calls lead to fraud, Acer woes, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Replace "George Davis" with "Google" and you get its message. Photo by ross mcross on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Apple debuts at the number two spot as the worldwide wearables market triples in 2Q15 " IDCIn its first appearance in...
Aug 28, 2015

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Start up: Ashley Madison’s vanishing women, PC and tablet gloom, taxing sugar, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Swiss watch exports - especially to China - fell in July. Why? A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Almost none of the women in the Ashley Madison database ever used the site " GizmodoAnnalee Newitz: I downloaded the data and analyzed it to...
Aug 27, 2015

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Start up: Tim Cook’s stock question, Samsung’s pen trouble, bending the iPhone 6S, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Yeah, Sanford Wallace probably preceded you here. Photo by epSos.de on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Apple CEO Tim Cook got 280,000 Apple shares the day of the market rout " FortunePhilip Elmer DeWitt: By coincidence or design, Tim Cook was...
Aug 26, 2015

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Start up: smartphone jobs bloodbath, Apple v watch sales, Android’s messy sharing, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Content blockers for iOS are having their first tests: how do they do? Photo by WSDOT on Flikr. A selection of 10 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. JFK displays actual wait times using sensors that monitor mobile phones " Blip Systems : Blip SystemsPassengers moving through...
Aug 25, 2015

Overspill: Start up: smartphone jobs bloodbath, Apple v watch sales, Android’s messy sharing, and more bit.ly/1V6bduw

Start up: Second Life higher ed, killing more comments, Spotify’s hari-kiri, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — BT could have had fibre everywhere already - if not for Maggie. Photo by Craig A Rodway. Welcome back! It's been three weeks, you've been wonderfully patient, news-y things have come and gone (AGoogleZ, Galaxy Note 5) and we're probably a couple of weeks away from new iPhones, new iOS software and a new Apple...
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Sep 03, 2015

@teroalhonen I did do a piece about this at the guardian a while back. Search on my name and "market share explained" or something there

Sep 03, 2015

@teroalhonen no, they don't need to match at all. Kantar are percentage figures to the whole install base. Also feature phone upgraders.

Sep 03, 2015

@teroalhonen because one measures installed base and the other measures sales. They don't have to match. Different upgrade cycles etc.

Sep 03, 2015

Ah, @jandawson points out it's probably just people using Apple's Music app, not signed in to the service.

Sep 03, 2015

RT @jandawson: @charlesarthur oh, now I see the source, it’s clearly the Apple Music app, not the Apple Music service.

Sep 03, 2015

@jandawson wonder if it's confusion on part of users or measurement - sees people use the app?

Sep 03, 2015

@synistrall There weren't any Guardian examples in the Private Eye piece. I'm not Private Eye's editor. Nor a Guardian employee.


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