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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
About this blog: some updates
After nearly 20 years of weekday morning tech news scans and blogging 1 , I've decided it's time to change my daily routine. I'...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Light posts this week FYI
Back to my normal schedule 10/1
Friday, September 20, 2019
Apple’s location tracking Tags detailed in new leak | The Verge
Check the full article for an Apple Tag rumor roundup "Details about Apple Tags, the company’s Tile-like location trackers you can ...
Maybe wait to install macOS Safari 13...
... if you use the Evernote Web Clipper; the OneNote macOS Safari extension was also disallowed (along with many others). From an Evernot...
Startups still love Slack but big companies are bailing | Recode
A more constrained Slack (at least in the enterprise) "The share of large organizations that use or plan to use Slack next quarter h...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Amazon will order 100,000 electric delivery vans from EV startup Rivian, Jeff Bezos says | The Verge
For details on the overall Amazon climate strategy, see Jeff Bezos pledges that Amazon will swiftly combat climate change | The Verge &qu...
Obama offers a thinly veiled critique of Trump’s penchant for social media and TV news | Washington Post
On a related note, see Are Democrats ready for the coming disinformation tsunami? | Washington Post "Speaking at a private event hos...
WeWork’s Adam Neumann wants to live forever, be king of the world and the first trillionaire, says report | CNBC
Also see I got a contact high just reading this bananas profile of WeWork’s founder | The Verge ; the full WSJ article may also be availab...
“We Could Say Anything to Each Other”: Bob Iger Remembers Steve Jobs | Vanity Fair
From an excerpt of Bob Iger's new book, The Ride of A Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company ; on a ...
GM’s Mary Barra Bets Big on an Electric, Self-Driving Future | Bloomberg
From a GM transformation strategy reality check "Taking vast resources from businesses that make money and moving them toward busine...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The Game of Life: Visualizing China’s Social Credit System | Visual Capitalist
Final paragraphs: "In 2018, people with a low score were prohibited from buying plane tickets almost 18 million times, while high-sp...
Facebook unveils charter for its ‘Supreme Court,’ where users can go to contest the company’s decisions | Washington Post
On a related note, see Why Facebook’s 'Values' Update Matters | Lawfare "Facebook on Tuesday unveiled its blueprint for an i...
Review: Edward Snowden and the Rise of Whistle-Blower Culture in “Permanent Record” | The New Yorker
From a review by Jill Lepore; on a related note, see United States Files Civil Lawsuit against Edward Snowden for Publishing a Book in Viol...
Opinion: UC investments are going fossil free. But not exactly for the reasons you may think | LA Times
A timely and encouraging milestone from Jagdeep Singh Bachher (the University of California’s chief investment officer and treasurer) and R...
Facebook working on smart glasses with Ray-Ban, code-named ‘Orion’ | CNBC
For a related perspective, see Why Apple Owns The AR Industry Even Without Owning AR Glasses (Comment Of The Week) | New World Notes &quo...
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