fun facts

Apple won’t let bad guys use iPhones in movies

I get why they’d have a strong preference here, but I’m surprised they have control at all. I mean – iPhones are everywhere! If any readers know the nuances here and care to educate me, I’m ready to listen. | learn more

tech, startups, internet

China’s big hack. 

You may have seen some headlines about China managing to slip extra chips onto servers operated by Apple, Amazon and other US tech companies. This is a link to the Bloomberg piece with the original reporting that’s worth a read. […]

tech, startups, internet

China and the race for AI dominance. 

Here’s an interesting perspective from Wired UK that’s heavy on quotes from Kai-Fu Lee, one of the most famous technologists in China (he’s been an exec at Apple, Microsoft and Google). The author thinks China will win the global race. […]

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Google maps’ deep moat. 

Cartography expert Justin O’Beirne is at it again. He’s back with a current analysis of the different mapping services. He analyzes just how far ahead Google Maps is when compared to Apple and others. | learn more

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Alan Patricof, the 82-year-old tech investor. 

He was an early investor in Apple and AOL, and he’s still at it. “New York magazine is celebrating its 50th anniversary next week,” he points out. “I’ll be one of two people attending who was there when it opened.” | learn more