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GP @GoogleVentures. Columnist @TechCrunch. A man of few words. Except when writing.

The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can... — The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.-- Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, speaking to GQ for a profile of Netflix chief Reed Hastings. This will go down as the year that HBO either made the right choice or the wrong choice not to go after the stand-alone Netflix model.

I’ll stand a little bit harsh, I don’t see it as... — I'll stand a little bit harsh, I don't see it as flattery. When you're doing something for the first time, you don't know it's gonna work, you spend 7 or 8 years working on something, and then it's copied. I think it is really straightforward. It is theft and it is lazy.

On Magazines and the iPad — Justin Williams is exactly right about the horrible state of magazines on the iPad today. Oh. He wrote this in 2011? Shit. Well then I'm exactly right on the horrible state of magazines on the iPad today. Oh. I wrote this in 2012? Fuck. Seriously guys, pull your heads out of your asses or die trying.

The Mountain And The Viper — The iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 After much deliberation, I decided to buy the iPhone 6 Plus on opening day. But a shipping mishap altered my fate, and I found myself the owner of an iPhone 6 instead. A few days later, the 6 Plus came.

Bill Simmons, Weasels, and Jackals — A week later, I still find myself thinking about ESPN's suspension of Bill Simmons. The fact that it's based on what was said on a podcast. The fact that Simmons is now effectively muzzled and can't say a word about the suspension (he can't even use his own Twitter account, let alone podcast).

Interstellar - Posters Check out... — filmhabits: Interstellar - Posters Check out the trailer here. Each poster better than the last.

The Plan To Save RadioShack — A few days after the launch of the latest iPhone and we still have lines out the doors of Apple Stores around the world. I was in this one on Friday. It truly was insane. This stands in stark contrast to the recent news about RadioShack.

Good, Better, Best, Best Plus — As I noted on Twitter a few days ago, one of the weirdest things about this iPhone upgrade cycle is how hard it is to choose which device to get. I feel like I know exactly which of the "millions" of permutations of the Apple Watch I want (this one).

Five Hundred Words — The Watchmen The most surprising part of this week's Apple Watch unveiling wasn't the name ( not a huge fan), it was the focus. While many assumed that the "iWatch" would be a wearable akin to the other "smartwatch" entrants, others, including myself, thought such a comparison was folly.

ParisLemon - Scoffing — I've always been fascinated by scoffing. It's such a weird human reaction. It's wanting to say something is stupid without directly saying it. Or sometimes without saying anything at all. The key is contempt. You simply cannot be bothered to even find the fucks to give.
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Oct 20, 2014

RT @fmanjoo: Apple Pay reduces Uber's sign-up flow to a single tap.

Oct 20, 2014

Another huge quarter from Apple. But it looks like they're expecting next quarter to be truly massive.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @asymco: Guidance for its fiscal 2015 first quarter: • revenue between $63.5 billion and $66.5 billion

Oct 20, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: ICYMI: San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's song "Royals" until the end of the World Series. »

Oct 20, 2014

Was fun to hang out with my old @TechCrunch mates (See what I did there? Very British) at Disrupt in London today.

Oct 19, 2014

RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Denard Robinson joins Russell Wilson as the only players with at least 100 rushing yards today

Oct 19, 2014

@schlaf of course. They all have. But Rodgers so good this season since his "calm down" statement.

Oct 19, 2014

@schlaf neither manning nor brady have a game with more TDs than INC this year. manning was sort of close in week 2, otherwise not close.

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