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Like I Said…

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July 21st, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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Google Buys Sparrow To Lift Gmail

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Oh well, I wasn’t really using Sparrow anyway…

Google Buys Sparrow To Lift Gmail | via InformationWeek.com

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July 20th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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Google Caught Secretly Hacking Apple Software To Track Apple iPhone and Mac Users

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Uhm, wow! The Wall Street Journal caught Google with their hands in your iOS cookie jar.

I am 1/8 of an inch from completely shutting down anything I do with Google, and Facebook isn’t that far behind.

I totally understand that these companies put cash in their own pockets by selling what they know about me. But if they’re told that they can’t look at something they need to listen to what I say. If they’d like to withhold services if I don’t agree to allow them to capture my data, that’s fine. Then I can choose to either give up my information or give up the service. But just TAKING that information is simply creepy. (Kudos to @tomfansderson for the link to this story.)

By the way, how you feeling about your Android phone now?

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February 17th, 2012 at 11:07 am

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Who owns the most servers?

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An interesting look at who has the most juice on the Internet.

9GAG – Who owns the most servers? | via @CraigMod

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May 2nd, 2010 at 8:16 am

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Second-Hand Reports From Steve Jobs’s All-Hands Town Hall Meeting at Apple Last Week

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As is so often the case, John Gruber gets better goods than the rest of the world…

UPDATE: Arnold Kim has a few more tidbits. And one DF-reading little birdie emailed to say that while the gist is right, the Wired transcript is clearly paraphrased: “He actually said ‘teams at Google want to kill us.’ He never said it in a way that made it sound like the whole company did. Mostly just the Android team.”

UPDATE 2: Another little birdie in attendance tells me, “The quote was actually, ‘Don’t be evil is a load of crap,’” and that Jobs was nostalgic about the kick-ass Adobe of old.

Makes what was said sound a whole lot less bombastic.

Second-Hand Reports From Steve Jobs’s All-Hands Town Hall Meeting at Apple Last Week | via Daring Fireball

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January 31st, 2010 at 5:24 pm

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So… Tell Us How You Really Feel

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Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Mantra is ‘Bullshit,’ Adobe Is Lazy: Apple’s Steve Jobs | via Wired.com

Far be it from Steve to mince his words:

On Google: We did not enter the search business, Jobs said. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them, he says. Someone else asks something on a different topic, but there’s no getting Jobs off this rant. I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing, he says. This don’t be evil mantra: “It’s bullshit.” Audience roars.

About Adobe: They are lazy, Jobs says. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.

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January 31st, 2010 at 3:41 pm

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Uncrate’s Nexus Review

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Overall the Nexus One gets a big thumbs up, but take special note of the Nexus’ cut/copy/paste capabilities. Complain as we did about the iPhone’s missing cut and paste capabilities, it seems to me that it’s much better to ship without a feature until the feature is perfected than it is to ship with a feature that works like it rhymes with ship.

Nexus One Phone | via Uncrate

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January 15th, 2010 at 11:58 am

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