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Technology Editor — Guardian

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

Start up: Uber debated, iPhone ruining Christmas?, Amazon Echo reviewed, (more) Android clipboard malware — Uber driver parked in the bike lane. Photo from Flickr. A selection of 11 links for you. Use them wisely. How to get away with Uber >> Matter on MediumBobbie Johnson (with whom I used to work, long ago, at The Guardian): Raw, pure, unbridled ambition is an uncomfortable thing to look at.

Google responds to European commission's antitrust chief — Google has scraped in under the deadline to respond to the European commission's antitrust chief Joaquín Almunia, who is seeking to change the way it presents search results in Europe. It delivered its suggestions on Thursday 31 January, the final day of the period set by Almunia earlier this month for its suggestions to avoid swingeing fines for abusing its search monopoly.

How Gresham’s Law explains why news sites are turning off comments — Re/Code is turning off comments. This comes after Reuters turned off comments, and many other sites have dialled back on allowing comments - Popular Science, the Chicago Sun-Times, and so on. Huffington Post stopped "anonymous" (actually pseudonymous) comments in August 2013.

Start up: Apple and Samsung split $300bn, Shazam v music biz, Lookout: Android malware!, sapphire tales and more — Defective sapphire boules from GTAT's furnaces - from pictures sent by Apple to GTAT creditors. Source: Wall Street Journal. A selection of 10 links for you. Dogs must be carried on escalator. The $300bn smartphone industry >> Counterpoint TechnologyNeil Shah: Apple alone will contribute to roughly a third of the smartphone industry revenues in 2014, As...

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As Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo, is the clock ticking for Mozilla? — Firefox users in the US will no longer see Google when searching on the browser, but will be offered Yahoo as their default search engine which outbid Google for the deal. It is not clear if Firefox was looking to end its 10-year-relationship with Google.

Start here: Firefox dumps Google, 50m Lumias?, Galaxy Note v iPhone 6+ screens, Uber accounting, and more — Search no further for Yahoo if you use Firefox. Well, maybe. A selection of 11 links for you. Ventilate room thoroughly. New search strategy for Firefox: promoting choice & innovation >> The Mozilla BlogToday we are announcing a change to our strategy for Firefox search partnerships.

Digital economy bill rushed through wash-up in late night session — The government forced through the controversial digital economy bill with the aid of the Conservative party last night, attaining a crucial third reading - which means it will get royal assent and become law - after just two hours of debate in the Commons.

Start up: Roombas v dogs, native v web redux, Intel’s mobile loss, Samsung slims, and more — "Hatin' on Roomba" by obloquy on Flickr A selection of 8 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm @charlesarthur on Twitter. Send links, comments, etc there, or drop them at the end of the article. Intel to combine PC and mobile chip divisions to reflect market shifts >> ComputerworldThe Mobile and Communications Group, as it's...

Switch (or: what will the fourth wave of mobile carriers be like?) — About 20 years ago, I signed up to a mobile network for the first time. It was the UK, and there was a choice of three: BT's Cellnet, Vodafone, and a newcomer called Orange. Orange had an advertising campaign which focussed on a number of benefits of its new system: among others, that it would bill you per-second, rather than per-minute as the longer-established pair did.
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