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I thought no way your publication survives a year. That it has, and that you're paying writers well....tip of the hat.
9 months, 1 week ago on The future of journalism: It’s time to pick a side
Tax their wealth! Not mine! I earned mine! I work for mine!
Every Obama voter everywhere.
1 year ago on Proposition 30: Yet another way California screws entrepreneurs over
"More and more, the two companies are nearing a collision course."
My post on this inevitability -- from two years ago:
And, yes, there will be a Amazon smartphone.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Industry’s Reaction to Amazon’s Event
I'm not sure it's wise (or correct) to extrapolate from this shooting to your larger point. That aside, great piece.
1 year, 4 months ago on Lights, Camera, Reaction: When Did Eye-witnesses to Horror Become So Disturbingly Articulate?
I could say, you know, change the channel. Only the show actually isn't even on television yet.
If the mouthpieces for Silicon Valley are so frightened of this (non-existent) television show, than Silicon Valley is even far weaker, far more close-minded, far more craven than I ever suspected.
1 year, 4 months ago on Smart People Can Denounce Bravo’s “Silicon Valley” All They Want, the Wantrapreneur Douchebags Will Still Love It
Sorry, Farhad, but this entire thing is a mess.
"Stop offering content over the air?" Was that a joke? Any idea how aggressively networks and local broadcasters lobby to have control of this spectrum -- which is worth minimum billions of dollars? Any idea how many *tens of millions* of people rely mostly or solely on over the air content?
Plus, your example is profoundly wrong. Modern Family is the exact same show in Los Angeles or Fargo. That's not why I would gladly pay $12/month for this service. I want to see my local channels and their content wherever I go. Aero (in theory) allows me to do exactly that. Praise to Aero.
1 year, 4 months ago on Don’t Root for Aereo, the World’s Most Ridiculous Start-up
Farhad, you say "half" of HBO's fee is going to cable companies. How much of that half is going directly to its parent, Time Warner (cable)? That ought to figure in your calculation. Also, why would you (or anyone) ever buy streaming HBO? At that point, wouldn't you just buy/rent Game of Thrones, for example? Or Mad Men? Seems to me your plan for the future of HBO would ultimately lead to its demise. I mean, you don't actually want streaming HBO, right? Does anyone? What we want are specific programs and we want these available at whatever times (and locations) we wish.
1 year, 6 months ago on HBO’s Future is in Standalone Streaming, It Just Doesn’t Know It Yet
How far down linkbait drags even good writers, like Manjoo.
First, Lacy *repeatedly* tells us she will not watch that really really awful Silicon Valley show by Zuckerberg's sister. You know, the one that doesnt exist yet.
Now Manjoo tells us why a movie that has not gone into production will be a "disaster".
For my next post:
Why the next 12 articles by Lacy and the next three Slate essays by Manjoo will suck big hairy donkey balls.
1 year, 6 months ago on Can You Handle the Truth? Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie is Going to be a Disaster
All Comscore numbers I've seen are US-centric, not "global". I assume these latest are as well.
1 year, 7 months ago on Android at 51% Marketshare, iPhone at 31%
I think you make a huge error in your entire piece, Hamish.
"Facebook’s model is instead dependent on collecting as much data about us as possible, keeping it locked inside the garden, along with all our networks, and then using that incredible Web or personal information to let brands zap us directly in the brains with their micro-targeted messages, which fool us into believing that Diet Coke is the nectar of the gods."
Okay, let's think that through.
Right now, just like everyone else in Silicon Valley, except Apple, Facebook earns $0 on mobile. But without control of their own OS/hardware, what awaits them? Both iOS and Android, the dominant platforms, will control search, will have their own ad platforms, will release only limited amounts of user/location data to app developers -- which is what Facebook is to them. The owners of the platform can limit access to the camera and camera related data (time, place, persons, etc.). They can offer private payments services and NFC hardware and functions and not allow Facebook (or anyone else) have access to all that. They can ban any Facebook payments offerings, limit what users can download using Facebook, limit Facebook chat/videochat.
Facebook's very own business model is extremely limited without access to all the data, functions and hardware that iPhone and Android control. I cant think of a better reason to offer their own device.
My post from earlier this week:
1 year, 7 months ago on Does Anyone Else Round Here Think a Facebook Phone is a Stupid Idea?
Why are you ethically barred from owning $AAPL?
Also, while I agree with you re Apple's fundamentals and the scope of the market, I think that if you're going to talk about owning $AAPL you should acknowledge some of the (legitimate) concerns that technical analysts have with the stock which may, in fact, make now the right time to sell.
1 year, 7 months ago on Everybody Chill Out: Apple is a Long-Term Goldmine
Please tell me their football team are the Fighting Alberts.
1 year, 8 months ago on Scientists Build Working Quantum Network | PandoDaily