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Why on earth is this so "hard to image", what else do you need to connect the dots?! ↓
'Apple’s “buy now, pay later” product has a distinctly different distribution strategy that means it doesn’t directly threaten Affirm, Klarna and Afterpay.’ protocol.com/fintech/apple-…
It may or may not change the world, but it’d be naive to ignore, especially for social apps/systems, that anything gameable will be gamed. twitter.com/iamtrask/statu…
Because I’m a gentleman, good luck to all NBA teams today, even the losers and enemies of Knicks…may you be distracted, confused and delusional during the 4th -11th picks.
While you may have been distracted by the small matter of an insurrection lately, your free speech rights have taken a body blow: boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment. commondreams.org/news/2022/06/2…
It’s early days…of Season 1. Go ahead and convince me that human civilizations has earned to right to survive. ↓
$180 annual subscription fee for general-purpose celebrity-taught classes with 600 employees valued at $2.75 billion (Peloton for the mind, with similar results?) techcrunch.com/2022/06/22/mas…
Samsung is doing everything it can to cede the $400+ phone market to Apple and become a pure-play component maker, many people say. imore.com/iphone-13-help…
GPT-4chan, data-driven toxicity machine edition. docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI…
THEN: Foursquare check-ins on Twitter NOW: DALL·E text prompts→imagery on Twitter
Odds of Facebook making another name change, away from Meta, within the next 6 years? a) 0% b) 5% c) 25% d) 51% e) 99%
Meanwhile, after the M1 introduction Apple now has 31% revenue share of Arm-based mobile computing chip market and ~90% of Arm notebook PC revenues. (Time to investigate.) imore.com/apple-has-2-3-…
Even better news, we won’t have to invent the expansion of our impending surveillance state, China has already deployed it far and wide that we can copy from. ↓ twitter.com/QianIsabelle/s…
"ProShares is set to list the U.S.'s first exchange-traded fund (ETF) allowing investors to bet against the price of bitcoin (BTC).” (Finally.) coindesk.com/business/2022/…
Good news, in the near future we won’t have to go through the agony of choosing between impending fascism or theocracy. msn.com/en-us/news/us/…
Elon Musk: “I want Twitter to contribute to a better, long-lasting civilization where we better understand the nature of reality…better understand the nature of the universe, as much as it is possible to understand.” (This trip could be more painful than the word salad it is.)
Can’t quite decide if this is tragedy or farce…because in crypto/web3 they’re fused? twitter.com/liron/status/1…
It’s about time the EU and NYTimes started prosecuting Apple. ↓
Unless you want ‘em close by, within your eyesight. ↓
ElOhEl, we already knew that. The more interesting question: are crypto & web3? ↓
Is there a way for EU to sue Apple for this? ↓ twitter.com/WolfieChristl/…
So Central Park environs. ↓
Marine Le Pen’s itinerary: Kyiv → Donbas → Crimea → Moscow. If you were Zelensky, do you sign off on this August trip?
I’m hearing rumors about Texas Republican Party leadership deciding to exclude Friends of Putin for Free and Independent Ukraine from their convention. Is it true?
How many BTC-USD would you buy at $666?
Yesterday, a man walked into an Apple Store to buy an Intel Mac… (I wonder how GPT-3 would finish that sentence.)
Interesting to see the announcement of all these U.S. locations to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026…which, amid widespread civil unrest, future historians would likely call the start of the “Great Dissolution”.
Not a minute too soon.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on June 16 massacre: “I am watching and I will be watching all the games, although I may not be able to watch all of the NBA Finals live. I can assure you our prosecutors are watching all of the games, as well.”
As a Twitter user, are you entertained yet? washingtonpost.com/technology/202…
I sure wouldn’t mind if Apple took a chunk of the NBA streaming rights by replacing TNT (plus derivatives) and promptly fired Charles Barkley, but I digress.
So hard to find a web3 promoter who talks slowly, deliberately, in complete sentences without endless digressions and heavy use of superlative adjectives in word salads. Why’s that?
Do we really have to go to Mars?! ↓
THEN: Supply chain disruptions → can’t get anything, price-gouging. NOW: ↓
Humane. The 5-yo secret company with a ton of ex-Apple people aiming to create the post-iPhone world, but not on your face. cultofmac.com/780467/secreti… youtube.com/watch?v=hlJxWp…
Today we’ve learned one thing about the libertarian crypto workplace: Kraken CEO wouldn’t be able to hold a job at Coinbase. ↓
Number go up To the moon Democratizing finance Be your own bank Yield farming Diamond hands Banking the unbanked Buy the dip Alarming? It's early days.
Was Internet Explorer a Top 3 Most Badly Managed Microsoft product of significance in its history? theguardian.com/technology/202…
Andy Rubin's Essential raised $330M and was shut down within 3 years. Nothing has raised $200M to convert iPhone users to its Android based phone. Essentially nothing? twitter.com/tim/status/153…
Interesting photo selection. Is this sentient AI? ↓
“…broke the news [18% company-wide firings] to affected employees in a particularly cold way: by email, sent to employees' personal email accounts because they immediately cut access to employees' work accounts.” (DevOps.)
Question is, at $60K, what’s wrong with Mercedes? ↓
$800-$900 MacBook SE comes out when? a) 2023 b) 2024 c) 2025 d) 2026 e) 2038
Had my beverage and now I’m ready to engage with the progeny of billionaire influencers. ↓
What’s Celsius? a) King of permissionless rug pulling b) Re-de-centralizing bankers for Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Canada’s 2nd largest pension fund c) Unregulated NJ bank for the gullible d) Boulevard of Broken Dreams e) Wrong measure of temperature ↓
Next month will be the unveiling of my free iOS app “WWWhich”. It will provide the authoritative answer to the question many ask themselves throughout the day: Which Worldwide Web am I in? It’s early days, but know where you are…ask WWWhich…Web0.9 through Web13.5.
The irony slaps. ↓
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