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Co-Executive Editor, reviewer and columnist for Re/code. Find us at recode.net. Email me at walt@recode.net.

How to Understand the Google-Apple Smartphone War

recode.net — When thinking about smartphones - the most important digital devices today - it's customary to think of the business as a simple market-share contest. The conventional wisdom is that, of the two players who count, Google, via its Android platform, has soundly trounced Apple, via its iOS platform. So, game over.

Review: Myris device authenticates you by scanning your eyes

recode.net — You know all those spy movies where access to secret rooms is controlled by scanning peoples' eyes to make sure they're legit? Well, now there's an accessory for your computer that does pretty much the same thing. It uses the distinctive characteristics of your irises to authenticate your identity in order to log you into websites, apps and even the computer itself.

2014 | Gift Guide | Re/code

Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy a Boomer

recode.net — This is one segment of Re/code's four-part 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, consisting of products and services hand-picked by our reviews team. Each segment is aimed at a different type of gift recipient you may have on your list.

A Note to Re/code Readers

recode.net — Like all websites, Re/code is in a constant process of iteration. So, starting today, you'll notice a few changes on our site, and we wanted to let you know about them. You'll see some design and functionality revisions aimed at making the site quicker to load and easier to navigate and use.

How the Mac went from obscurity to ubiquity

recode.net — When Apple announced its most recent earnings, the big surprise was the performance of a product which, while once synonymous with the whole company, had become a footnote to many: The Mac. In fact, Mac sales in the quarter ended Sept.

Google Ad Server Failure Takes Down Websites

recode.net — If the Internet looks a little different today, it's because a lot of websites are missing one key thing: Ads. A failure at a Google ad server caused an unknown number of Web sites to fail to correctly load Wednesday morning, possibly costing publishers millions in missed ad revenue.

Here’s Another Movie and TV Search Site. This One’s From Hollywood.

recode.net — There are so many places to find movies and TV shows. They're on TV! They're on the Internet! Wouldn't it be great if there were services that told you where you could find all that stuff? There are! Several of them, actually. But the problem is that none of them have everything you want.

Sexting Is Perfectly Normal Behavior, Cracking Silicon Valley’s Whiteness and More #Mustreads

recode.net — Good morning! The Internet is a damp and winding tunnel, far below the Earth's surface. Here's a lantern and a map, brought to you by Re/code: So long as there are two people with camera-equipped phones and a cellular connection, there will be sexts.

Amazon Cloud Chief Andy Jassy Dismisses Talk of Price War

recode.net — It's not yet noon on a busy Wednesday in Midtown Manhattan, and Andy Jassy, the head of Amazon Web Services - the retail giant's cloud computing unit - wants a hot dog.
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Dec 19, 2014

President Obama slams Sony on hack response, says canceling "The Interview" was a mistake on.recode.net/13JyQ76 via @DawnC331 &@ahess247

Dec 18, 2014

White House calls Sony cyber attack "serious national security matter" on.recode.net/1ALqiGB via @DawnC331 & @amy_schatz

Dec 18, 2014

Anonymous App Secret Gets Major Redesign, Looks Like a Lot of Other Anonymous Apps on.recode.net/13AacFV via @KurtWagner8

Dec 17, 2014

@cfbeckmann @ahess247 Good question. And what if other US adversaries decide to go after other companies they don’t like?

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