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Thank you, Tim Cook

theverge.com — In a way, what Tim Cook said today felt inevitable. At least since 2008, when Owen Thomas asked the question in Gawker, a steady accretion of reporting has suggested Apple's chief executive is gay. By 2011, Cook's sexual orientation was a matter of regular discussion in the media, with gay magazine Out putting him on the top of its gay power rankings.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @rsingel: You should read @CaseyNewton on Tim Cook. Especially if you thought So what? about Cook’s announcement. theverge.com/2014/10/30/713…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @alexhern: We knew Cook was gay; what we didn’t know is how he felt about it. theverge.com/2014/10/30/713…

Oct 30, 2014

We knew Cook was gay; what we didn’t know is how he felt about it. theverge.com/2014/10/30/713…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @zpower: if you read just one @verge piece today, 1) you're not reading enough verge; 2) make it this: Thank you, Tim Cook theverge.com/e/6897144

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The kindest cut: my journey into the nether regions of male birth control

theverge.com — Why does my only option for long-term birth control have to involve cutting open my ballsack? The doctor gives my scrotum a firm tug, stretching the skin flat. "This is where I would punch the hole," he explains. I wince, and he says, "I can assure you, it doesn't hurt at all."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @benpopper: Why does my only option for long-term birth control have to involve cutting open my ballsack? theverge.com/2014/10/30/708…

Oct 30, 2014

"The vasectomy will take some time to heal... 'It’s like having a new gadget you just can’t wait to try.’” theverge.com/2014/10/30/708…

Oct 30, 2014

“Paupers, perverts, and old men - a brief history [and hands-on review] of vasectomy” by @benpopper (Mazel tov, Ben!) theverge.com/2014/10/30/708…

Oct 30, 2014

Brave and bracing story from @benpopper. The kindest cut: my journey into the nether regions of male birth control theverge.com/e/6852844

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Gamergate is dead

theverge.com — As an activist movement with the ability to inspire positive change, Gamergate is dead. Its constituents and its hashtag will remain - and I suspect will be, for sometime, as fierce, aggressive, and vocal - but these remainders represent a hate group and its banner, associated with bigotry and cruelty.
Oct 30, 2014

@MomsAgainstGam gamergate is officially over for a second time. Congrats on your continued success theverge.com/2014/10/30/713…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Spacekatgal: Reading @plante's "Gamergate is Dead," on @theverge couldn't help but think of FF4 ending. theverge.com/2014/10/30/713… pic.twitter.com/hgQQRrJMUW

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Tim Cook: I'm proud to be gay

theverge.com — In an op-ed at Bloomberg Businessweek today, Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals he's proud to be gay. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Oct 30, 2014

We're stylish and smart. RT Tim Cook: I'm proud to be gay theverge.com/e/6894940 via @verge

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Why Twitter's new head of product could be the one to fix it

theverge.com — Even in an industry where things move quickly, 2014 has seen a dizzying amount of change for Twitter. In the last 10 months, Twitter has lost: its chief operating officer, its chief financial officer, its head of product, its head of news, and ( just this week) its head of engineering.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CaseyNewton: I'm feeling optimistic! Why @kevinweil could be the person who fixes Twitter's product organization theverge.com/e/6898276

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CaseyNewton: I'm feeling optimistic! Why @kevinweil could be the person who fixes Twitter's product organization theverge.com/e/6898276

Oct 30, 2014

I'm feeling optimistic! Why @kevinweil could be the person who fixes Twitter's product organization theverge.com/e/6898276

The Vergecast, live today at 4:30PM ET!

theverge.com — Hello humans! Today is Thursday, which is the day we Vergecast, so guess what - we're Vergecasting! Today on the show we have our fearless leader Nilay Patel, joined by the inimitable Chris Plante, and me, Sam Sheffer. It's my Vergecast debut, so be nice. What should we talk about?

Wearing the Microsoft Band, the next big thing in fitness tracking

theverge.com — I've been wearing it for two hours, and I'm still acutely aware that it's there. This is the first and most unavoidable thing you should know about the Microsoft Band: it's big, and it's heavy. It's not an object with a strap, like a smartwatch or a Fitbit; there's technology in every part of this rigid rubber band.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @verge: Our first impressions of the Microsoft Band fitness tracker — now with video! theverge.com/e/6896942

Oct 30, 2014

RT @EverythingMS: Wearing the Microsoft Band, the next big thing in fitness tracking bit.ly/1wJFtzs

Oct 30, 2014

My first impressions of the Microsoft Band: it’s large and it’s in charge theverge.com/2014/10/30/713… pic.twitter.com/Rt1OTlkK51

Louisiana's irrational hostility towards doctors will make Ebola worse, not better

theverge.com — Today, Louisiana state health officials told anyone who has traveled to an Ebola-affected country or treated Ebola patients elsewhere not to come to the annual meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The group, founded in 1903, is an organization of scientists, doctors, and others who aim to control infectious diseases that mainly affect the poorest people in the world.
Oct 30, 2014

got it in the tumblr but thanks! RT @crowpoze: @marynmck Has this already been added to your list? theverge.com/2014/10/30/713…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @J_Schiff: "How one state's Ebola policy is preventing a medical meeting... of Ebola experts" - @mslopatto gets it right - buff.ly/1wJgWKV

Oct 30, 2014

RT @J_Schiff: "How one state's Ebola policy is preventing a medical meeting... of Ebola experts" - @mslopatto gets it right - buff.ly/1wJgWKV

Oct 30, 2014

RT @J_Schiff: "How one state's Ebola policy is preventing a medical meeting... of Ebola experts" - @mslopatto gets it right - buff.ly/1wJgWKV

Oct 30, 2014

Louisiana blocks researchers who’ve treated Ebola from meeting w the American Society for Tropical Medicine theverge.com/2014/10/30/713…

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Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker

theverge.com — Microsoft Health, the Microsoft Band, and a plan to unite the world Microsoft's fitness tracking ambitions are not small. Yusuf Mehdi is sitting at a conference table at the company's campus in Redmond, WA, crossed legs revealing the sneakers he's wearing, talking to me on Skype as he swipes through a presentation on his Surface.
Oct 30, 2014

Very bullish report by @verge: "Microsoft believes it's revolutionized the way we track our lives." theverge.com/e/6882574

Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft's health revolution: fitness tracker, platform for data ow.ly/DA7pn Will compete w/ Apple, Google, Samsung revolutions

Oct 30, 2014

I like it when @piercedavid stretches his writing legs, and I want one of these @Microsoft Bands theverge.com/2014/10/29/711…

Oct 30, 2014

My story about the Microsoft Band, and why Microsoft might take over the fitness industry theverge.com/2014/10/29/711… pic.twitter.com/6xQPnWpRcV

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Google will have to pay publishers for aggregating news in Spain

theverge.com — The fight between Google and news publishers is a story that's been playing out for years. Publishers have argued that aggregation services - like Google News - are infringing on copyrighted material, while Google has said using pieces of news stories and linking to them is within the bounds of fair use.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @craigtimes: In Spain, Google will have to pay publishers for aggregating news theverge.com/2014/10/30/713…

Oct 30, 2014

Google will have to pay publishers for aggregating news in Spain theverge.com/e/6896562

37 awesome things we saw at Tokyo Designers Week

theverge.com — Tokyo Designers Week is one of the Japanese capital's biggest calendar events in art, culture, architecture, and design, and it gets bigger every year. From the colorful characters of Hiroshi...

The Big Future: What is the future of food?

theverge.com — What will we eat in the year 2100? In this week's Big Future, Arielle Duhaime-Ross takes a look at what we might eat in the future, and how we'll produce it. It's a tricky question, as new techniques and a changing climate combine to radically transform conventional agriculture.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @estellecaswell: Here's another Big Future animation I made. It's about eating bugs and expensive lab meat. Written by @ArielleDRoss theverge.com/e/6880204

Oct 30, 2014

RT @estellecaswell: Here's another Big Future animation I made. It's about eating bugs and expensive lab meat. Written by @ArielleDRoss theverge.com/e/6880204

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ArielleDRoss: The future of food isn’t Soylent. But it might be just as weird. (@verge video) theverge.com/2014/10/30/711…

Oct 30, 2014

The future of food isn’t Soylent. But it might be just as weird. (@verge video) theverge.com/2014/10/30/711…

A gold Moto 360 is coming soon, according to Amazon

theverge.com — Motorola hasn't announced the champagne gold Moto 360 seen above yet, but Amazon accidentally revealed it to the world early this morning. The listing has since been pulled, but remains visible through cached pages. So it's clear that Moto - now under Lenovo's ownership - will soon offer a gold Moto 360 with a matching steel band.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @reckless: Sad early retirement presents just got way more insulting. A gold Moto 360 is coming theverge.com/e/6896250 pic.twitter.com/8YU43N3Izp

Oct 30, 2014

Sad early retirement presents just got way more insulting. A gold Moto 360 is coming theverge.com/e/6896250 pic.twitter.com/8YU43N3Izp

Stephen Colbert takes on Gamergate with Anita Sarkeesian

theverge.com — Anita Sarkeesian, the creator of feminist video game critique Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, appeared tonight on The Colbert Report to discuss the Gamergate movement. Ostensibly a "consumer revolt" focused on ethics in video game journalism, Gamergate has been criticized for focusing much of its attention on harassing and threatening prominent women in the gaming industry, with Sarkeesian herself the focus of much of the vitriol.

Grocery chain Meijer breaks with other CurrentC retailers to accept Apple Pay

theverge.com — At least one member of the Merchant Customer Exchange - a coalition of retailers that are blocking Apple Pay and other mobile payment systems in order to promote their own option - seems to have broken from the group.
Oct 30, 2014

I used to love going to Meijer when I visited my aunt in Michigan. Glad to see they’re breaking ranks with CurrentC. theverge.com/2014/10/30/713…

Flipboard debuts a big redesign and The Daily Edition, a morning news section

theverge.com — Finding the right news to read is hard. That's why hundreds of companies have jumped into the game offering different takes on what you might want to read, and why you might want to read it. Some apps offer expert-level curation, like Yahoo News Digest, which bundles ten stories into a simple package that comes every morning and evening.
Oct 30, 2014

Flipboard debuts a big redesign and The Daily Edition, a morning news section theverge.com/e/6866420 via @verge

Oct 30, 2014

Flipboard debuts a big redesign and the Daily Edition, a morning news section (@hamburger via @Verge) ow.ly/Dz6Sw #MustReads

Oct 30, 2014

RT @verge: Flipboard debuts a big redesign and The Daily Edition, the app's first editorially curated news section theverge.com/e/6866420

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The company that designs Ferraris just built an $11,000 bicycle

theverge.com — Pininfarina is best known as Ferrari's frequent collaborator, but the Italian design firm sketches a lot of other things, too - take the Pininfarina Fuoriserie, for instance, a bicycle that's just a little fancier than your average fixie.

Starz hints that it'll let you subscribe without cable, just like HBO

theverge.com — Now that HBO plans to start offering online subscriptions, it seems like everyone else is eager to join in. On a call with investors today, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht strongly hinted that the network was working toward an online offering, though he didn't go as far as actually announcing the service.

Live from Steve Ballmer's talk at WSJD Live

Oct 29, 2014

Ballmer: "I love Seattle, and I love LA. And somehow a team materialized in a city I loved." live.theverge.com/steve-ballmer-…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @verge: "My successor gets a business that made a quarter of a trillion dollars in the past 14 years." — Ballmer live.theverge.com/steve-ballmer-… #WSJDLive

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