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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.

It’s fast, global, engaged and influential - so why isn’t Twitter flying?

theguardian.com — How many tech companies are saddled with the problem of enjoying global fame but struggling with lacklustre performance? Not Facebook, which revealed in its results that it has nearly 1.5 billion users logging in each month around the world. Twitter, however, is an example where participation is lagging behind reputation.
Aug 01, 2015

RT @charlesarthur: By me @ Guardian: It’s fast, global, engaged and influential – so why isn’t Twitter flying? bit.ly/1HeLI08

Aug 01, 2015

By me @ Guardian: It’s fast, global, engaged and influential – so why isn’t Twitter flying? bit.ly/1HeLI08

Aug 01, 2015

The number one reason users don’t use Twitter is because they don’t understand why to use Twitter. ie What is it for gu.com/p/4b6g9/stw

Aug 01, 2015

It’s fast, global, engaged and influential – so why isn’t Twitter flying? gu.com/p/4b6g9/stw

Aug 02, 2015

Twitter is the social network that actually matters, so why is it lagging behind its rivals? theguardian.com/technology/201… via @charlesarthur

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Start up: the Samsung conflict, Google Analytics v Edge, Windows 95 v 10, Android woes and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — A smart cap could tell you if your milk had gone off - so much more accurate than someone's nose. Photo by alisdair on Flickr. A selection of 11 links for you. Because you can take it. (You'd better, I'm taking a three-week holiday break.) I'm charlesarthur on Twitter.
Jul 31, 2015

Overspill: Start up: the Samsung conflict, Google Analytics v Edge, Windows 95 v 10, Android woes and more bit.ly/1H96her

Jul 31, 2015

What if milk cartons could detect whether their contents were off? Smart Cap to the rescue! theoverspill.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/sta… pic.twitter.com/4c3ZpJWKgU

The adblocking revolution is months away (with iOS 9) - with trouble for advertisers, publishers and Google

theoverspill.wordpress.com — The thing about print adverts was that they stayed where they were. Photo by Bethan on Flickr. TL:DR: when Apple's iOS 9 comes out in September, there's going to be a dramatic uptake of ad blockers on iOS - and it's going to have far-reaching effects not just on websites and advertisers, but potentially also...
Jul 30, 2015

Overspill: The adblocking revolution is months away (with iOS 9) – with trouble for advertisers, publishers an... bit.ly/1fK1NVZ

Jul 30, 2015

Print adverts didn't take over the page. Can online advertisers escape their desire to own… theoverspill.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/the… pic.twitter.com/eO1tU0nMlX

Jul 30, 2015

The doomsayer in me thinks that the rivers of September will run red with the blood of web journalists theoverspill.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/the…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @Joscelyn: "The adblocking revolution is months away ...Good journalism, and worthwhile sites, will survive" by @charlesarthur theoverspill.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/the…

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Start up: Wi-Fi Sense explained, another giant Android vulnerability, the US’s sleepiest cities, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — What happens when you create a way for any programmer to analyse peoples' DNA? (Hint: not good things.) Photo by micahb37 on Flickr. A selection of 11 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10: Yes, it shares your passkeys; no, you shouldn't be...
Jul 30, 2015

Overspill: Start up: Wi-Fi Sense explained, another giant Android vulnerability, the US’s sleepiest cities, and more bit.ly/1fJUai0

Windows 10 launched so quietly you may have missed it

theguardian.com — Twenty years ago the launch of a new version of Windows merited midnight store openings and a seven-figure payment to use a Rolling Stones song in ads celebrating the new start menu. Early on Wednesday the release of Windows 10 happened silently, with millions of computers around the world updated over the internet.
Jul 29, 2015

By me @ Guardian: Windows 10 launched so quietly you may have missed it bit.ly/1fHHJDs

Start up: after Windows Everywhere, what?, flying Twitter’s nest, Happy Uncopyrightday, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Lots of cabs, in theory. But in reality too? Photo by UrbanPaul on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Microsoft, capitulation and the end of Windows Everywhere " Benedict EvansBenedict Evans: A new CEO is acknowledging the end of 'Windows Everywhere' as the...

Start up: a huge new Android security risk, Google+ downgraded, iTunes’s giant mess, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — It was 20 years ago (roughly) that a Rolling Stones song launched Windows 95. Photo by michfiel on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Making free work (hint: cannibalize radio, not sales) " Music Industry BlogMark Mulligan: Neither Spotify or Deezer is...
Jul 28, 2015

Overspill: Start up: a huge new Android security risk, Google+ downgraded, iTunes’s giant mess, and more bit.ly/1GWWEzx

Jul 28, 2015

20 years ago the Rolling Stones were the theme music for Windows 95 - so did they charge… theoverspill.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/sta… pic.twitter.com/MePampQjkZ

Start up: adblocking animus, Amazon’s aims, Ubuntu phone reviewed, the iPod Watch, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — "They say this replacement can't be hacked remotely!" Photo by Hugo90 on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. New iPhone apps will include ad blockers for the mobile web " MIT Technology ReviewTom Simonite: Some [iOS developers] are now testing ad blocking...
Jul 27, 2015

Overspill: Start up: adblocking animus, Amazon’s aims, Ubuntu phone reviewed, the iPod Watch, and more bit.ly/1fyIApW

Jul 27, 2015

Overspill: Start up: adblocking animus, Amazon’s aims, Ubuntu phone reviewed, the iPod Watch, and more bit.ly/1fyIApW ♻️

Toshiba’s woes show how PC sales slump is squeezing big tech firms

theguardian.com — Losing your chief executive is bad enough. But for Toshiba, which has just admitted to a billion-dollar inflation of its profits since 2008, the news could get worse.
Jul 26, 2015

By me @ Guardian: Toshiba’s woes show how PC sales slump is squeezing big tech firms theguardian.com/business/2015/…

Jul 25, 2015

By me @ Guardian: Toshiba’s woes show how PC sales slump is squeezing big tech firms bit.ly/1I0QkZD

Jul 27, 2015

By me @ guardian: Toshiba’s woes show how PC sales slump is squeezing big tech firms theguardian.com/business/2015/… ♻️

Start up: Amazon’s profitable cloud, Apple Music woes, early days of search, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — "Hello! Have you heard of 'Greece'? Do you have spare money?" Artist impression by Nasa. A selection of 9 links for you. Lather them all over yourself. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. How Lycos almost won the search engine wars " GizmodoJim Gilliam with a tale from the pit: A few months...
Jul 24, 2015

Overspill: Start up: Amazon’s profitable cloud, Apple Music woes, early days of search, and more bit.ly/1LzYRc8

Jul 24, 2015

Overspill: Start up: Amazon’s profitable cloud, Apple Music woes, early days of search, and more bit.ly/1LzYRc8 ♻️

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Aug 04, 2015

Hackers exploit Flash vulnerability via Yahoo ads - NYTimes.com mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/201… ads + Flash considered harmful

Aug 03, 2015

@MattRosoff um, Urban Dictionary not being that reliable, could it be short for "worship"? Reads more sensibly that way.

Aug 03, 2015

EFF coalition announces new ‘Do Not Track’ standard for web browsing eff.org/press/releases… nice idea, but why should advertisers care?

Aug 03, 2015

@nchia @gassee yes, mine looks very like that (but can't find the photo...)

Aug 03, 2015

@margotlily YOU HAVE FAILED THE VOIGHT-KAMPFF TEST REPORT FOR REPROGRAMMING

Aug 03, 2015

RT @daithaigilbert: Reminder that my job is up for grabs: @IBTimesUK is looking for a new tech editor. Details here linkedin.com/jobs2/view/638…

Aug 03, 2015

RT @StephenFollows: New blog post: Almost half of all films in the UK cinemas are in a language other than English stephenfollows.com/how-many-of-th…

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