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“Uber’s Data Privacy Policy ” [emphasis mine] We wanted to take a moment to make very clear our policy on data privacy, which is fundamental to our commitment to both riders and drivers. Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at The Occasional Blargh
I’m going to steal a bit from Raging Thunderbolt’s probably abandoned blog (Ed.: You’re one to talk. Before today, your last post was from over a year ago.) where she or he places two statements together to contrast each other. And I’ll steal a topic which was done on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at The Occasional Blargh
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This is not what leadership at normal companies do. A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at The Occasional Blargh
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This discussion fascinates me because... wow. Not pictured is this response by Rob Pegoraro: From here, that makes Apple users look like a sad and bitter lot. You were thinking "non-Apple gadget," right? Though even then... See also: Satisficers > Maximizers Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at The Occasional Blargh
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Mr. MaGruber has never seen an app released first or only for Android. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at The Occasional Blargh
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John Gruber continues to define "plain English" down when he reads press releases. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at The Occasional Blargh
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Jan 25, 2013
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John Gruber reads a press release, and sees candor in gobbledygook. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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Isn't it too late to complain about ads when every OS directs you into its gift shop? Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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Is Kontra really trolling people about Google Maps, or is he just really stupid? Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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Gruber introduces a new standard to judge Apple products. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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And now, a performance by Apple, and the press-blogger orchestra. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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I’m wondering if the folks who are rewriting the reports from Apple about the unprecedented demand for iPhones realize how much each one of them is like the Stradivarius in the picture over there. I am also curious as to how many people have noted, at least, that demand has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
★ July 22, 2012 Who gives a shit about Windows apps? Apparantly, Lytro does. What's Lytro? Oh, it was that camera whose Mac-only support was seen as evidence that Apple was finally winning over Microsoft. Never mind ancient and recent history showed single platform launches that evolve to multiplatform apps.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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So, should I place a cryptic link here that readers won’t understand unless they hire a private eye to make sense of things? Nah, that’s not me. It’s just that I just read an interesting story on how IBM has blocked Siri because they fear she’ll leak secrets to Apple,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
Often there are two ways to tell a story. Dustin Rowles of Pajiba has this to say about the unlikely success of The Avengers. A collection of second-tier superheroes from a comic-book brand that had been churning out mediocre efforts in a marketplace suffering from superhero fatigue directed by a... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
Scott Hanselman and John Gruber noticed some old icons hold meanings now divorced from their physical representations. Funny, they don't notice the very old icons similarly divorced from physical representations that they used to compose their posts. And mine. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
I think someone misspelled "retraction". Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
ᔥ ✪↬ ∞ The internet doesn't need lucky charms. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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MG gets it half-right on the new faux-G presentation of the iPhone. But he gets it half wrong in keeping it real. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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MG Siegler doesn't understand how Microsoft sells things. It doesn't stop him from telling Microsoft that they're wrong. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
This is no way to go through life, son. AT&T and Verizon Keep Data Plan Pricing the Same for the New iPad I’m happily surprised by this — I expected them to charge more for LTE than they do for 3G. John, think about it for a minute. The plans... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh
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AT&T has convinced iPhones to lie to you about how fast they go. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at The Occasional Blargh