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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: Apple’s antitrust, querying Google, Microsoft’s coming writedown, unprivate faces, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Things like this can make Sony rich. Photo by Steys on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Facial recognition privacy talks: why I walked out " SlateAlvaro M. Bedoya: On June 16, consumer privacy advocates walked out of talks to set voluntary...

Start up: China’s Uber ripoff, Microsoft’s maps and ads exit, Google v Oracle redux, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Low power, but still pretty powerful. Photo licensed from Apple, I guess, on Flickr. A selection of 12 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. One driver explains how he is helping to rip off Uber in China " Bloomberg BusinessTo create a fake trip, an Uber driver...

Start up: the forcePhone, analysts cut Samsung Q2 forecasts, bogus Beats?, the jailbreak economy, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Like this (from a MacBook), but in a phone. Photo by LoKan Sardari on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Apple suppliers start making iPhones with Force Touch " Bloomberg BusinessTim Culpan: Apple has started early production of new iPhone models with...

Taylor Swift may have triumphed, but Apple will still call the tune

theguardian.com — With the launch of the Apple Music streaming service just two days away, the music industry has been indulging in cliffhanger negotiations worthy of Greece and its creditors.

Uber backlash: taxi drivers' protests in Paris part of global revolt

theguardian.com — "Got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks," tweeted the singer Courtney Love from Charles de Gaulle airport. She was caught up in what is becoming a global trend: the backlash against Uber.

BlackBerry might have no BB7 users left by February 2016 - and that’s a big, bad problem

theoverspill.wordpress.com — John Chen, BlackBerry's chief executive, is a smart guy - but he's got really big problems ahead. Photo by jdlasica on Flickr. They really will let any old nonsense onto Seeking Alpha. On Wednesday there was a piece suggesting that "BlackBerry had a decent quarter; turnaround an extremely high probability".

Start up: what Chinese hackers steal, Snapdragon overheats Sony, eternal Spotify streaming, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Think you could pretend to be one of these? Photo by anotherjesse on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. The Reverse Turing Test: pretending to be a chatbot is harder than you think " MotherboardUri Bram, with a wonderfully executed idea: You...

Start up: HTC and LG struggle, Getty’s Google complaint, Circa’s bad news, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Now adjust your calendar. Geographical layout of the London Underground by DigitalUrban on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. See how they run. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Optus hands over customers' numbers to websites " ZDNetJosh Taylor: Optus is sending the mobile phone numbers of customers to websites that...

The micropayments argument: do we want to turn the web into Zimbabwe?

theguardian.com — Every so often between 1995 and 2003 or so I would meet Jakob Nielsen, the web usability expert whose Nielsen/Norman Group will tell you all sorts of things you hadn't thought about over usability.

Why adblocking is the new speeding

thenextweb.com — Everyone has an opinion about adblocking - and anyone who doesn't will soon have more to think about. Later this year, Apple's iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 will enable developers to add extensions that will block ads in Safari (and - some think - other apps that use Safari's webview).
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Jul 01, 2015

Overspill: Start up: Apple’s antitrust, querying Google, Microsoft’s coming writedown, unprivate faces, and more bit.ly/1U6GaiJ

Jun 30, 2015

@BenedictEvans I'm not sure whether I love the price cut or the URL more.

Jun 30, 2015

RT @bzamayo: So far this year Apple has got technologically advanced nerds wearing watches and listening to radio.

Jun 30, 2015

@caro_milanesi @jandawson is that yoy, 3-month? And how has total installed base changed over measuring period?

Jun 30, 2015

@chrisbudden hmm, don't know. Timescale for that was a bit uncertain.

Jun 30, 2015

RT @recombu: Sony Xperia Z3+ reviewed in full. Are those overheating complaints well-founded? Sadly so... recombu.com/mobile/article… pic.twitter.com/p4v9nVUhVa

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