1. Tim Cook’s Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks
Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel’s in-depth interview with the Apple CEO one year after the death of Steve Jobs. Cook recalls what Jobs told him: “He goes, ‘I never want you to ask what I would have done. Just do what’s right.’ He was very clear.”
3. Loren Brichter: Designs on the future of iOS apps
GigaOm talks to the pioneering Tweetie developer, whose latest hit is the word game Letterpress, about the future of apps and design for iOS. “With the Letterpress idea, a whole bunch of things happened to align that made that an obvious thing to pursue: games had taken over the App Store, I wanted to try a free app, and I wanted to test a whole bunch of other technologies.”
4. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The future will not be cool
From Salon: We continue to miscalculate when it comes to predicting what the future will look like. Why is that? “When asked to imagine the future, we have the tendency to take the present as a baseline, then produce speculative destiny by adding new technologies and products to it and what sort of makes sense, given an interpolation of past developments.”
5. The New ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Teaser
6. Let’s All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can’t Raise Any More Money
ReadWrite’s Dan Lyons: “The dopey angel investors who wrote the checks for those startups are going to lose their money. Because they can’t foist their bad investments onto the venture capitalists who occupy the next rung up on the food chain. Believe it or not this is actually a big story in Silicon Valley right now.”
7. Why The Daily Failed
RIP The Daily, News Corp.’s tablet-only publication. John Gruber breaks down what happened: “They set up an operation with $25 million a year in expenses. But there’s no reason why a daily iPad newspaper needs that sort of budget.”
9. Google’s Lost Social Network
BuzzFeed’s Rob Fishman on what happened to Google Reader: “Pre-Twitter, it was the essential aggregation tool for news and information junkies. But Reader had also became a social network in its own right. Four years on, with Google+ ascendant, these same social functions were marked for elimination. And so, its users fretted, was their beloved Google Reader.”
10. Here comes the first real alternative to iPhone and Android
Quartz’s Christopher Mims says Jolla is reminiscent of early Macintosh-era Apple: “In demos, at least, Jolla’s decidedly different new mobile operating system (OS), called Sailfish, looks that good.”
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