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Start up: Amazon’s drone test site, AI at Apple, Spotify’s contract trouble, no Snowden 2.0, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Yes, Facebook really is testing autoplay video with sound! Photo by pasa47 on Flickr. A selection of 11 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. We found Amazon's secret drone testing site hidden in the English countryside * Business InsiderSam Shead drove to Cambridge, and then its countryside,...

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theoverspill.wordpress.com — Imagine not playing here - but getting paid handsomely for doing so. Photo by rodrigot on Flickr. A selection of 12 links for you. Wash separately from other colours. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Soccer's ultimate con man was a superstar who couldn't play the game * Atlas ObscuraTucker Leighty-Phillips: "Brazilian soccer...

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Inside the unprofitable world of (Lenovo’s) Android tablets | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Lenovo's Yoga Android tablet: likely not much profit here. Photo by pestoverde on Flickr. Corporate reorganisations! What are they good for? Absolutely nothing - except in the rare cases when they force a company to restate its financial results using the new reporting lines. The fallout from this is that you can often figure out,...

Start up: Facebook’s 98 data points, smartphones v relationships, Apple’s supplier struggle, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

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Start up: counting Apple’s people, Uber gets trucky, fake Instagram billions, Xiaomi’s trouble, and more | The Overspill: when there's more that I want to say on WordPress.com

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Longer battery life is coming to smartphones - honestly. Photo by astio on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Refrigerate after opening. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Doubling battery power of consumer electronics * MIT News ""With two-times the energy density, we can make a battery half the size, but...

Internet remains unregulated after UN treaty blocked

theguardian.com — A proposed global telecoms treaty that would give national governments control of the internet has been blocked by the US and key western and African nations. They said they are "not able to sign the agreement in its current form" at the end of a International Telecoms Union (ITU) conference in Dubai.

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Aug 25, 2016

@ccaajj August is a quiet month for news; easy to get attention; no dilution of message by other news.

Aug 25, 2016

RT @cshirky: "Is @AnnCoulter a concern troll?" The day the alt.right on /pol/ twisted themselves into a Klein Bottle of suspicion https://t.co/wXFger3llD

Aug 25, 2016

@Manik_K @jandawson but as Jan says there is an installed base of around a billion..

Aug 25, 2016

RT @mims: 6/6 I'm no longer convinced tech is in a bubble. I think *Uber* is in a bubble.

Aug 25, 2016

RT @jandawson: That’s not actually all that many in the context of a user base of well over a billion…  https://twitter.com/sundarpichai/status/768657715962839041 

Aug 25, 2016

RT @anildash: Happy hundredth birthday to the @NatlParkService! I hope everyone takes a moment to enjoy our national parks today. Except libertarians!

Aug 25, 2016

RT @Trishie_D: "whatever happened to 'innocent until proven guilty'?? " - reader comment under a story I just read about a man who was proven guilty


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