Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of blue leather racing shoes from Germany, Apple‘s SVP of Internet software and services pulls up a chair at one of the marble-topped tables outside Caffé Macs, the employee restaurant at the heart of Apple’s 23-year-old Cupertino campus. (The company will begin to move into its new “spaceship” HQ next year.) Cue dives right into telling me about his latest horror story: advertisement advertisement The collapse, two nights earlier, of his beloved Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, which Cue had the dismal pleasure of observing from a courtside seat. “Am I in mourning?” he asks of his team’s loss to LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers. “You better believe it. I’m not watching ESPN, I haven’t gotten onto a sports website, I … [Read more...] about Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple
Are you on Instagram? Then you would know the craze for likes. But there’s more to Instagram than just the likes. At least that’s what the makers of the platform believe.This is why the social media platform is mulling a removal of the 'like' feature in India, as it has done in markets like Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, among others.In India, users will be able to see who has liked their post but will not be able to check the likes on others' posts.Close What will be the implications of such a move by Instagram? related news Netflix tests cheaper, yearly subscription plan in India Pepsi signs Salman Khan just before Dabangg 3; will Chulbul Pandey work for the cola major? Here's why music OTTs are striking a chord with non-music content According to Rohit Raj, creative chief and co-founder of creative agency The Glitch, removing the like feature will have a negative impact on influencers and content creators as likes are a measure of where they … [Read more...] about Is Instagram right in testing the removal of ‘Like’ feature in India?
In August, outdoor apparel brand Patagonia released its first television advertisement. Rather than showcase a new line of outdoor clothing and gear, the minute-long spot features founder Yvon Chouinard outlining an ongoing threat to America’s public lands. advertisement advertisement This year, 27 federally held national monuments, including Cascade-Siskiyou in Oregon and Bears Ears in Utah, underwent a review by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke—an act that could presage incursions by private companies or even sale. This is Bears Ears National Monument, a culturally significant and stunning landscape in southeastern Utah that also offers unparalleled opportunities for recreation. From trail runs on quiet mesas, to expansive views from atop talus towers, Bears Ears is as playful as it is reverent. #DefendBearsEars, an interactive film available through the link in our profile. Experience and take action. Video: @ducttapethenbeer A post shared by Patagonia … [Read more...] about Inside Patagonia’s Fight Against The Trump Administration
Cloud gaming is currently one of the biggest trends in the video game industry. Google, Microsoft, Nvidia and several other big names in the industry are jostling with each other in the cloud gaming race.Some companies have been more or less vocal about their cloud gaming aspirations, but others have been relatively quiet while conducting their trials and tests. There is however little doubt that the preparations are fierce, and a race is very much on.Several cloud gaming subscription services have been in the works for years now. Here are the players who are making the biggest impact.Close Google Stadia related news Anand Mahindra says entering commuter 2-wheeler space was a mistake All you should know about BMW'S electric motorcycle 2020 Hyundai Creta spied: What has changed? Though announced only recently, Stadia from the Google stable is one of the most-anticipated cloud gaming services. Google Stadia will use custom AMD GPU and Intel CPU hardware to offer an … [Read more...] about The cloud gaming race is hotting up, and Microsoft and Google are not the only players
It’s been a nasty week for iPhone users. Apple has buckled to pressure from AT&T and denied Google’s Voice application from the App Store: a nifty service that helps you consolidate phones and manage your voicemail online. The app lives on at the BlackBerry App World and Android Market, making some of the technorati so angry they’ve vowed to ditch AT&T in protest–and their beloved iPhone with it. Here are seven reasons why you should make AT&T and Apple suffer for their sins. advertisement advertisement They’re anticompetitive. Sure, every business wants to edge out its foes, but AT&T and Apple are now under FCC investigation for their black-box app approval process. Regulators want to know who killed the app, and why Voice is different than VOIP apps like Skype. Check out the inquiries here. They’re targets. Heavy lies the crown; just ask Microsoft. When your software platform is the world leader, it earns a lot of … [Read more...] about Seven (More) Reasons to Ditch Your iPhone