journalism

The Premise Dictates the Facts

About that Bloomberg report of ‘falling iPad mini demand’ – Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech: “But Bloomberg’s Tim Culpan came away from Wednesday’s conference with a different story, one with an anti-Apple slant that got widely picked up… Focusing on the fact that after growing 162% year over year in Q1 Pegatron’s revenues from consumer electronics were expected to fall 25% to 30% in Q2, he set out to pin the blame on the iPad mini.” (via Fortune.) Ok. So we no longer need to suspect that there’…

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Selected Reading from my Talk at 360iDev

I had a blast speaking at this year’s 360iDev. As I promised my audience at the end of the talk, here are some of the articles I found while doing research over the past few months. Some great writers took the time to share their thoughts and helped shape mine on the subject. I owe them my gratitude. Making money in a crowded App Store: it’s dog eat dog and Spy vs Spy Richard Gaywood Death of the Free Web Cap Watkins. Screenwriters react to new Final Draft…

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Christopher Breen's Busking Experiment

Busking in the age of the Internet – TechHive Beta Blog: “The reaction was… interesting. Although no one took me to task or, as far as I can tell, unfollowed me over it, the contributions didn’t pour in. As I write this—fewer than 24-hours after my initial pitch—my $200 contribution has been matched but not much more. The 12 people who kicked in were nearly all strangers to John and myself rather than friends or people In The Biz. Also interesting was that none of my pitches were…

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The Verge and sensationalist headlines (again)

Comparing Temperatures: If you really want to do a percentage based comparison, you need to convert to an absolute temperature scale like Kelvin, which shows you that it’s actually a 1.8 percent increase in temperature. This is middle school science. (Via Daring Fireball) Nice snark from Gruber. The Verge absolutely deserves it on this one. They like to present themselves as the high standard for tech journalism, but at the end of the day, they write link-bait headlines just like everyone else. And they can’t resist a…

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TUAW forgets what BETA means

Messages is a good idea, but is not ready for prime time: Messages, like the rest ofMountain Lion, is the logical next step in Apple developing its instant message programs and making them available across a lot of its devices. But like last year’s FaceTime beta, there are a lot of bugs to be worked out, and I wish Apple had taken a cue fromAdiumin designing Messages. If you do plan to stick with the program, Erica will be offering some tips and tricks on making it useful. (Via…

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