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

The new Apple TV sounds like a much bigger deal than the Apple Watch

qz.com — Much of the interest in Apple this year has focused around the Apple Watch, which has proven itself an interesting gizmo, but not an overwhelming hit. Things could change next week, when Apple unveils what sounds like a powerful and interesting update to its Apple TV streaming media device.

Ex-Facebook executive Josh Miller joins the White House as director of product

qz.com — America's executive branch continues to build out its digital organization. Today, former Facebook product manager Josh Miller announced that he is joining the White House as its first director of product. What does that mean, exactly? Miller explains in a blog post: The White House has many digital products - from WhiteHouse.gov to the We the...
Sep 02, 2015

RT @JimmyTLeach: The White House now has a director of product qz.com/492687

Sep 02, 2015

RT @JimmyTLeach: The White House now has a director of product qz.com/492687

Apple’s Solid-After-All Quarter In Charts

fromedome.com — Apple is still growing, but slower than before. And it's not as profitable as it was a year ago - a rare reversal. But it's still solid. Apple reported March quarter earnings this afternoon. Expect...
Sep 01, 2015

Semi-tongue-in-cheek-ly stole Google colors for the old @SplatF chart style, and no one ever noticed! fromedome.com/2013/04/apple-…

Apple may produce original Hollywood content-here’s why that would be a great move

qz.com — Apple could be going to Hollywood. The company has "held preliminary conversations in recent weeks" with executives there to "suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content," Variety reports. Other sources "described the company's exploration as more of a flirtation," the publication notes, adding that Apple also made a bid for the...
Sep 01, 2015

Apple has successfully produced original "content" for years. Hollywood could be a great move. qz.com/492087/apple-m… pic.twitter.com/wGF7IHcdi2

Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is already leaving

qz.com — One of Apple's top music executives, who joined in last year's Beats Music acquisition, is already leaving. Ian Rogers-the former Beats Music CEO who led the creation of Beats1, Apple's well-received streaming radio service-is "leaving the west coast to work for a Europe-based company in an unrelated industry," the Financial Times reports (paywall).
Aug 28, 2015

RT @qz: A key Apple Music executive is already leaving the company qz.com/490352

The FCC is cracking down on companies that block personal WiFi hotspots at convention centers

qz.com — The US Federal Communications Commission is taking a stand against companies that illegally block personal WiFi hotspots at convention centers and hotels while charging high fees for internet access. Today (Aug. 18), the FCC announced that it fined a company called Smart City $750,000 for blocking consumer WiFi hotspots at various US convention centers where it was...
Aug 18, 2015

"The FCC is cracking down on companies that block personal WiFi hotspots at convention centers" 👍 qz.com/482304

Aug 18, 2015

RT @zseward: "The FCC is cracking down on companies that block personal WiFi hotspots at convention centers" 👍 qz.com/482304

Aug 18, 2015

RT @kevinjdelaney: The FCC is cracking down on companies that block personal WiFi hotspots at convention centers qz.com/482304 by @fromedome

Aug 18, 2015

The FCC is cracking down on companies that block personal WiFi hotspots at convention centers qz.com/482304 by @fromedome

These are the 25 most popular mobile apps in America

qz.com — A look at the top 25 most popular mobile apps in the US, as measured by comScore, leads to several observations. http://atlas.qz.com/charts/4Js9qbos 1. As the US smartphone market matures, the mobile-app leaders aren't changing. Some 21 of the top 25 apps, as ranked by comScore, were the same in June 2015 as a year ago, when we first published this...
Aug 18, 2015

These are the 25 most popular mobile apps in America nzzl.us/fTS3mhV via @nuzzel thanks @pewinternet

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Android’s lead over the iPhone in the US is rapidly narrowing

qz.com — When Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus introduced significantly larger screens last year, it seemed an admission that Google Android handset makers-not Apple's revered industrial design team-had figured out the ideal smartphone size. The decision seems to have paid off for Apple, particularly in its home US market, where it continues to gain market share-recently at Android's expense....
Aug 14, 2015

iPhone only needs to take 3.5 more points of market share from Android to be the most popular platform in the U.S. qz.com/478986/android…

Aug 14, 2015

Android's lead over the iPhone in the U.S. is rapidly narrowing qz.com/478986

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Vine is a sleeping giant (while everyone is focused on Snapchat)

qz.com — A funny thing happened to Vine, Twitter's short-form video app, after its initial buzz wore off: It kept going. If you haven't checked lately, Vine, launched in early 2013, is still a thing. It has evolved from a social "Instagram-for-video" built atop Twitter into a unique mobile entertainment platform with its own style, format, and celebrities.
Aug 14, 2015

Vine is a sleeping giant (while everyone is focused on Snapchat) qz.com/473399 via @qz

Aug 13, 2015

Vine is a sleeping giant (while everyone is focused on Snapchat) qz.com/473399

Aug 07, 2015

RT @fromedome: Vine is officially underhyped. A sleeping video giant, while everyone's focused on Snapchat. qz.com/473399/vine-is… pic.twitter.com/WXXfohUaUj

Aug 07, 2015

RT @fromedome: Vine is officially underhyped. A sleeping video giant, while everyone's focused on Snapchat. qz.com/473399/vine-is… pic.twitter.com/WXXfohUaUj

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Jon Stewart leaving the “The Daily Show” is the perfect excuse to cut the cord

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Sep 03, 2015

@garland Funny, playing with one right now. It's interesting!

Sep 03, 2015

@mikeisaac Saw a baby on the subway today with a bottle in its mouth. Seemed appropriate.

Sep 03, 2015

"You are the mouse cursor." stevecheney.com/first-brain-co… If that doesn't get you excited about the future…

Sep 03, 2015

Google's biggest Android partner is still trying to pull away. New watch: qz.com/493987/why-sam… Payments: qz.com/489800/samsung…

Sep 03, 2015

@mgsiegler Apple TV now includes built-in NES emulator!

Sep 03, 2015

@nkl I've said something to him about it before. He just doesn't seem to like crediting people.

Sep 02, 2015

@ftrain Are the Breams going to make the playoffs? Is it weird that I remember that day?

Sep 02, 2015

@2avsagas The signage in stations is just as bad. I can't imagine how many tourists get lost every day.

Sep 02, 2015

The network's the thing: eugenewei.com/blog/2015/9/1/… Excellent why Instagram right to move beyond squares (and Twitter should probably dump 140).


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