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September 15, 2014 at 11:38am

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Payment biometric chip level security is a pretty big deal and I think we have entered the future; Big and much needed boost for NFC; Android ecosystem also benefits from this and so does the idea of mobile payments; This is a net positive for the entire “money” ecosystem as it will start to refocus average people on how to pay; This is a case where 1 1 = 11; Paypal will come to its own destiny.; Square will have to focus on becoming the Amazon Web Services for real-world businesses.

— How Apple Pay will change the payment ecosystem | Om Malik

September 12, 2014 at 7:14am

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The bad demos are all activities that are better done on your phone. They are also the activities that make the Watch seem the most like a real computer. The good demos are all activities that extend your phone in a way that simply wasn’t possible before. They are also activities that make the Watch seem less capable as a self-contained unit.

— Apple Watch: Asking Why and Saying No | stratechery by Ben Thompson

August 27, 2014 at 12:04am

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Perhaps the way, then, to recover some of the old web, before the dominance of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, isn’t to build new competitors to those companies, but to redouble our use and support of good old email. Email—yes, email—is one way forward for a less commercial, less centralized web, and the best thing is, this beautiful cockroach of a social network is already living in all of our homes.

— Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet - The Atlantic

12:02am

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email has soaked up many of the great things about the current web. It’s pretty. It’s convenient. Algorithms work over the raw feed to simplify the flow of information. Email, generally, is mobile-friendly and renders beautifully on all devices. These are the things that the current generation of web companies strive to accomplish. And look at old email, doing all that effortlessly

— Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet - The Atlantic

August 26, 2014 at 11:58pm

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Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems we see proliferating across our computers and devices.

— Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet - The Atlantic

August 25, 2014 at 2:48pm

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fred-wilson:

cool use of jawbone data

fred-wilson:

cool use of jawbone data

August 15, 2014 at 12:25pm

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A year of tech industry hype in a single graph

A year of tech industry hype in a single graph

11:56am

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On designing the new Foursquare

On designing the new Foursquare

August 13, 2014 at 3:14pm

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If I were to pick a side, though, I would still say that Yo is stupid brilliant. To expose the potential of notifications in a novel way is admirable, though IMO they are at the point where they have figured out that selfies are a thing, but haven’t yet created Snapchat.

— amanda peyton :: slash blog

August 11, 2014 at 2:56pm

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I’m impressed with Open Table’s e-commerce play, offering customers that book with them to pay their bills directly from the mobile app, with no hastle

I’m impressed with Open Table’s e-commerce play, offering customers that book with them to pay their bills directly from the mobile app, with no hastle