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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Microsoft, Past and Future   —  In broad strokes, here is my view of Microsoft's history.  —  In the beginning, Bill Gates stated the company's goal: “A computer on every desk and in every home.”  That was crazy.  The PC revolution was well underway, but the grand total of PCs sold …
Feb 5, 2014, 4:20 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Google's Nest acquisition is about having the ability to do consumer hardware right   —  On Google's Acquisition of Nest  —  Tony Fadell, in an interview today with Om Malik, on why Nest sold to Google: … Consider Fadell's record with the iPod at Apple.
Jan 14, 2014, 1:40 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Chromebook Sales vs. Web Traffic Share   —  Gregg Keizer, reporting for Computerworld: … If these reports are right, we should soon see a corresponding surge in web traffic share for ChromeOS.  But I'm having trouble finding a web traffic source that even counts Chrome OS as an entity.
Dec 29, 2013, 3:40 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
2013: The Year in Apple and Technology at Large   —  Christopher Mims, writing for Quartz, “2013 Was a Lost Year for Tech”: … What a sad pile of piss-on-everything cynicism.  —  Was 2013 a seminal or particularly extraordinary year for technology?  No, I'd say not.
Dec 28, 2013, 3:50 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Rockstar lawsuit an escalation of a patent war against Google and Android, not the start of it   —  Rockstar, Patent-Holding Firm Partially Owned by Apple and Microsoft, Sues Google and Android Handset Makers  —  Brian Fitzgerald, reporting for the WSJ Digits blog: … In response, Paul Graham:
Nov 3, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPad Air light enough to supplement a laptop, fast enough to replace one for most people   —  The iPad Air  —  There are so many millions of iPad users that no simple explanation can cover all use cases.  But my take, since last year, has been that the full-size iPad is best seen …
Oct 30, 2013, 4:15 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts and Observations Regarding This Week's Apple Event Introducing the iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini   —  The Show Itself  —  There is a certain sameness to almost every Apple event.  A pattern, a formula, a structure, a rhythm and pacing.  Does this make them boring?
Oct 26, 2013, 8:55 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple and China   —  From a recent story in Want China Times, “Two Percent of China's Public Consumes One-Third of World's Luxury Goods”: … When the iPhone 5C came out last month and was not “low cost”, many took it as a sign that Apple was somehow ignoring China.
Oct 15, 2013, 7:15 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Design Quality and Customer Delight as Sustainable Advantages   —  I've been thinking about this piece by Ben Thompson, “What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong in His Theory of Low-End Disruption”, since he published it two weeks ago. … In a sense, there are two rational Apple bear arguments.
Oct 10, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone 5S and 5C   —  The 5C  —  Let's consider the new iPhone 5C1 first, because it's easier to understand.  —  On the inside, it's an iPhone 5, with a few relatively minor upgrades.  (To wit: the cellular antenna now supports more LTE bands and faster LTE speeds, and the front-facing FaceTime camera is better.)
Sep 18, 2013, 4:15 AMIn context

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