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Jacob Helberg / Foreign Policy:
To secure its supply chains and information networks against Chinese attacks, the US needs to reindustrialize and develop a skilled and innovative workforce   —  In 2011, then-President Barack Obama attended an intimate dinner in Silicon Valley.  At one point, he turned to the man on his left.
Aug 15, 2020, 10:40 AMIn context
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
How Tim Cook turned Apple into a corporate colossus and delivered one of the most lucrative business successions in history   —  The industrial engineer has turned Steve Jobs's creation into a corporate colossus, delivering one of the most lucrative business successions in history
Aug 8, 2020, 5:20 PMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Internal emails from 2010 show how an Amazon ad prompted Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller to block in-app purchases of Kindle books on iOS   —  As part of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust probe into Apple, lawmakers have released a variety of internal emails from Apple.
Jul 30, 2020, 3:25 PMIn context
Kenrick Cai / Forbes:
Gem, which integrates with LinkedIn to help automate data collection and follow-up correspondence with job candidates, raises $37M Series B led by Greylock   —  Steve Bartel is no stranger to building teams.  He joined Dropbox when the company had only two dozen employees, and acted as a hiring manager as it flew past 1,000 employees.
Jul 19, 2020, 11:10 PMIn context
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Michael Hawley, whose work at MIT Media Lab helped lay the groundwork for IoT, and who helped Steve Jobs and Larry Page write commencement speeches, dies at 58   —  A man of manifold interests, his achievements ranged from developing ideas behind the so-called Internet of Things to publishing the world's biggest book.
Jun 25, 2020, 8:55 AMIn context
Mark Wilson / Fast Company:
Segway, the two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicle known for the hype it generated in the early 2000s, ends production as the company lays off most of its staff   —  Steve Jobs said it would be bigger than the PC.  Some dubbed it the most hyped product since the Apple Macintosh.
Jun 23, 2020, 12:40 PMIn context
M.G. Siegler / 500ish:
App Store guidelines and policies were created for the world as it was a decade ago, and Apple should rewrite them for a very different world today   —  It's time for Apple to re-write and re-think the App Store rules.  Because it's 2020, not 2010. … Given Apple's recent statements …
Jun 19, 2020, 1:45 PMIn context
Nick Bilton / Vanity Fair:
A look at Elliott Management and Twitter's deal, which bought Jack Dorsey time as CEO, as activist investors pinned Twitter's stagnation on his 4.5-year tenure   —  Twitter's CEO, last of the Steve Jobs-like tech-founder demigods, was on the verge of being pushed out by private-equity investors.
Apr 21, 2020, 1:30 PMIn context
Ross Rubin / ZDNet:
Qualcomm licenses tech from BASF which relies not only on the shapes of faces but on the detection of live skin itself and may be competitive with Face ID   —  Qualcomm is betting on a German technology company that analyzes backscatter reflections to defeat face detection spoofs.
Mar 6, 2020, 7:15 PMIn context
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo:
Larry Tesler, an influential figure at Xerox PARC and Apple who coined “cut, copy, paste” and advocated for modeless computing, has died at 74   —  The advent of the personal computer wasn't just about making these powerful machines available to everyone, it was also about making …
Feb 19, 2020, 3:15 PMIn context

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