Bloomberg @Business tech writer-editor

Apple’s IPhone 6 Ends China’s Cheap Streak

bloomberg.com — After years of declining smartphone prices worldwide, it looked like the hottest technology had quickly become a commodity. A slump that took decades in computers seemed to have happened to phones in just a few years. Perhaps most troubling was China, the biggest market and traditionally one of the fastest growing.

Why Apple, Google, Microsoft won't streamline video chat

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a bold gesture at the company's annual developers conference last June when he pledged to unite the technology industry under one video-calling standard. "FaceTime is based on a lot of open standards," Jobs said, referring to Apple's video-chat product.

Google Designer Says You Don't Need a Smartwatch, and That's OK

bloomberg.com — Sporting an Android Wear device on his wrist, Google Vice President Matías Duarte makes a convincing case for why no one needs the thing he has on. This wasn't some kind of reverse psychology but a declaration that the watch computer represents the future, and the future hasn't quite arrived yet.

Facebook is hiring like crazy

smh.com.au — Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace. Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter.

Facebook Is Hiring Like Crazy

bloomberg.com — Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace. Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter.

Apple Watch May Be Winning the Hype Battle, but Samsung's Galaxy S6 Is Off to a Strong Start

bloomberg.com — The Apple Watch probably won't end up being the top-selling gadget that hit stores on Friday. Despite the enthusiasm around the big release of Apple's newest device, which is now available to try on in stores and for pre-order online, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are quietly racking up huge sales, according to analyst estimates.

Jay Z's 99 Problems: Music Stars Aren't Very Good at Launching Startups

bloomberg.com — One of the greatest struggles for any entrepreneur starting a new company is getting noticed. Not if you're Jay Z, who can simply call up a dozen or so of his closest friends, such as Kanye West, Madonna, and Deadmau5, to join him onstage. Problem solved.

Inside the Uber-Geeky Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere

bloomberg.com — Game of Thrones is a complicated, over-the-top, and weirdly effective hybrid of Hollywood production and the nerdiest fantasy writing imaginable. On Monday night, HBO arranged a suitably unusual mash-up of the two worlds to celebrate the television show's fifth season.

Five amazing things we've been promised 'within five years'

smh.com.au — A prototype of a Google driverless car: The company is building cars that don't have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals. Photo: supplied The head of Google's self-driving car unit says his team is committed to getting autonomous vehicles on the road within five years.

Five Amazing Things We've Been Promised 'Within Five Years'

bloomberg.com — The head of Google's self-driving car unit says his team is committed to getting autonomous vehicles on the road within five years. That's a wildly ambitious goal, considering Google has a long list of technical, production, and-perhaps most difficult-regulatory roadblocks to overcome.
More Articles →
Jul 06, 2015

RT @olgakharif: Amid the Greek Crisis, Bitcoin Reminds Everyone It’s Not Perfect bloom.bg/1H6Plpa via @business

Jul 01, 2015

RT @sarahfrier: Twitter's outgoing CEO shapes his legacy as the guy who turned it into a destination for global discourse. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 01, 2015

@eric_analytics lots of Indians use free dial-by-phone music services supported by ads. And as the article notes, Rdio is just 60 cents.

Jul 01, 2015

Finally, @JebBush and @POTUS Obama agree on something we can all get behind: @nytimes is wrong; you do not put peas in guacamole.

Email Mark by joining Muck Rack



Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


Share This Profile