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

Lessons from history: the effect on Microsoft’s culture of the US antitrust verdict. Who’s next?

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Internet Explorer: a voodoo doll, but for who? Photo by Verpletterend on Flickr. The following is an extract from Chapter 2 of my book "Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet", published by Kogan Page (and now in its second edition - make sure you get the 2014 version with the...

Police search home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen over lost iPhone 4G

theguardian.com — California police have taken six computers and other items from the house of Jason Chen, the editor of the gadget blog Gizmodo who appeared on a video on the site showing off a lost Apple iPhone prototype which, it transpired, had been bought from a middleman for about $5,000.

Start up: correcting Google, science says videogames don’t make sexists, iPhone forecasts, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — This is how we used to write and correct "blogposts", kids. Photo by Julie McGalliard on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. For free! I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Electric cars won't spread even with rapid chargers: Toyota engineer " Yahoo FinanceElectric vehicle (EV) supporters have touted developing high-speed charging...

Start up: Yahoo buying 4sq?, keyless car breakins, smartphones in Africa, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Power amplifier widgets mean criminals don't need to do this to your keyless car. But the alarm won't go off either... Photo by Bekathwia on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. And only you. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Sources: Yahoo in talks to buy Foursquare " TechCrunchYahoo has been...

Start up: Google v EC, decrypting ransomware, Apple’s troubled app reviews, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Hard to find off the US's west coast. Photo by aftab on Flickr. A selection of 7 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Files encrypted by CoinVault ransomware? New free tool may decrypt them " PCWorld Loek Essers: Victims of the CoinVault ransomware might be able to...

Why Google’s struggles with the EC - and FTC - matter

thetechblock.com — Margrethe Vestager, the Danish-born EC competition commissioner. Photo by Radikal Venstre on Flickr. "Google doesn't have any friends," I was told by someone who has watched the search engine's tussle with the US Federal Trade Commission and latterly with the European Commission. "It makes enemies all over the place.

The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say

theoverspill.wordpress.com — An Amazon warehouse. Photo by hnnbz on Flickr It's the London Book Fair this week, and I was kindly invited to speak at its Digital Minds session on Monday. These are the slides that I created for the talk. (Plus the CC-licensed photo, as above.) Obviously, for book publishers the terror over the past few...

Google search investigation sparked by complaint from British site

theguardian.com — A tiny British shopping comparison site has triggered an investigation by the European Commission into whether Google is abusing its monopoly position by deliberately lowering rivals' sites in its search results. The European Commission announced today that it will carry out an investigation into Google's business practices - the first such in the world and one certain to be watched with interest.

Start up: Google v EC, decrypting ransomware, Apple buys a camera company, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Hard to find off the US's west coast. Photo by aftab on Flickr. A selection of 7 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Files encrypted by CoinVault ransomware? New free tool may decrypt them " PCWorldLoek Essers: Victims of the CoinVault ransomware might be able to decrypt...

Start up: spotting comment trolls, stopping piracy Of Thrones, where’s Android One?, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Try putting those on Bittorrent, suckahs. Photo by Jemimus on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Scientists develop algorithm that can auto-ban internet trolls " The StackMartin Anderson: The study found that on CNN the studied trolls were more likely to initiate...
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Apr 19, 2015

@fmbutt @WhatTheBit that's a separate argument which I think is not trivial to prove.

Apr 19, 2015

@mdudas @semil very true, though it monetises poorly on Android - about $3 per user per year, and falling as user base grows.

Apr 19, 2015

@fmbutt if google sees a business benefit, it does business there if it can. China is the only exception where it has withdrawn.

Apr 19, 2015

@fmbutt @WhatTheBit but thenyour "intranet" argument is void. Yes, international trade essential. Int'l internet for 1.3bn apparently not.

Apr 19, 2015

@fmbutt ...but nothing stopping it doing business by the laws. You see, different places actually don't have the same laws as the US.

Apr 19, 2015

@fmbutt except it wouldn't be politicians blocking it, as your gedanken said. Would be google refusing to do business. Its prerogative...

Apr 19, 2015

RT @pkedrosky: Best use of fitness tracker watches: my kids competing at steps taken while cutting lawn.

Apr 19, 2015

@fmbutt what's the difference between google blocking a country and a country blocking google? VPN is not majority activity.

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