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Tech, travel, and food. Tech Editor at @Qz, founder of @CityNotes, co-host of @NeedleAndMouse.

Microsoft finally has some focus. Will that be enough?

qz.com — It has now been a year since Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella published his grand vision for Microsoft as it looks to compete in the "mobile-first and cloud-first world." Recent moves suggest the company is slowly but surely focusing on what it calls its "core ambitions"-to "reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform, and...

The Apple Music highlight so far is the shared listening experience

qz.com — The late Steve Jobs sometimes ended Apple's product-launch events with a brief, higher-level sermon of sorts. A few times, he showed this slide with two intersecting street signs: "Technology" and "Liberal Arts." "It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough," he said in 2011 after unveiling the iPad 2.

The last time Apple launched a music app, it transformed the music industry and Apple itself

qz.com — Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service, is launching today in more than 100 countries. If successful, it could be a big deal for the music industry, which has high hopes that streaming revenue could return it to growth. It could also be a big deal for Apple, whose last major music app-iTunes-became a pivotal product...

Gogo wifi take rate and average revenue per session

atlas.qz.com — Chicago-based Gogo, which says it powers about 70% of internet-enabled commercial aircraft in North America, has [admitted a "capacity crunch" in its pioneering air-to-ground network](http://qz.com/396812/this-new-satellite-tech-will-finally-make-your-gogo-inflight-wifi-fast/), which launched in 2008. It has taken to increasing its prices to discourage people from unnecessarily clogging its airwaves.

The rise and fall of Nokia, in one chart

qz.com — Microsoft announced today that executive Stephen Elop will leave the company as part of a restructuring that combines its multiple device groups into one. Elop is the Microsoft executive who left to become Nokia's CEO in 2010, and then sold Nokia to Microsoft for $7.2 billion in 2013, rejoining the company.

Apple executive Phil Schiller, in his own words, on why the new MacBook only has one port

qz.com — When Apple launched its new, super-thin MacBook laptop in April, much of the initial criticism focused on its having only one port, a new type of USB called USB-C. People wondered: How am I supposed to charge my laptop and iPhone at the same time?

Instagram could be a $2 billion business next year

qz.com — Facebook's Instagram deal keeps looking better. Acquired three years ago with fewer than 80 million users, Instagram now boasts more than 300 million active users globally. And it's showing signs of becoming a real business. Instagram could generate at least $2 billion in advertising revenue next year, RBC analyst Mark Mahaney estimates today in a research report...

Jack Dorsey’s tweets on a chart

qz.com — "We're looking for someone who really uses and loves the product in every single way." That's what Jack Dorsey-Twitter inventor, co-founder, chairman, ex-CEO, and soon-to-be-interim CEO-said today after the announcement that Dick Costolo will be stepping down as head of the company. Twitter said it will conduct a broad search, inside and outside its ranks, for...

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is leaving, and co-founder Jack Dorsey is coming back

qz.com — The long-awaited shakeup of Twitter's top leadership has arrived. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who led the company through its largest growth period and took it public, is stepping down from his role, the company announced. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who essentially invented the service and was its first CEO, will take over as interim CEO....

Mini Beats Air

fromedome.com — It's been about a month and a half since I upgraded my iPad Mini to the new retina variety. Apple was also kind enough to loan me an iPad Air to re-test my theory that the iPad Mini is "the real iPad". I've enjoyed using them both, and each has its highs and lows.
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Jul 06, 2015

@mikeyk Hope this means an iPad view is coming too!

Jul 06, 2015

Microsoft's Nokia business—which it could write down soon—generating most of its "growth." qz.com/444033/microso… pic.twitter.com/5o4ITLJuYr

Jul 05, 2015

@davewiner Though that is what Facebook does and it's sometimes annoying.

Jul 05, 2015

@davewiner Maybe if you fave a tweet, you get replies to it in your notifications tab?

Jul 04, 2015

BQE from LGA a parking lot, so guided Uber thru dark back streets of Bushwick, windows down, fireworks exploding all around. Unforgettable.

Jul 04, 2015

@mims Perhaps in a few years when the robots take over all of earth's work and we all retire to the Greek isles, the tables will turn.

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