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DHH
Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp & HEY, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver.
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Sam Harnett Jul 31
I'm doing a story about the monopoly/monopsony power of the Apple App store. Are you an app developer who has had problems with the control exerted by Apple? If so, let's talk.
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DHH Jul 31
The application window for our openings on the operations team at Basecamp/HEY ends this Sunday. If you'd like to work at a (mostly-except-when-apple-is-trying-to-kill-us) calm company running fast, secure, and reliant servers, give us a shout!
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DHH Jul 31
"Australia will become the first country to require Facebook and Google to pay for news content provided by media companies under a royalty-style system that will become law this year", trading the viability of journalism for Facebook really was a bad move
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DHH Jul 31
Analyst: It’s big tech’s world and everyone else is paying rent. Cook: We are focused on growing the pie, making sure our success isn’t just our success. Apple: WHERE’S MY 30% PUNK!
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DHH Jul 31
Turns out that highway robberies are mostly profit! Costs are low, loot is high.
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sarah slothanova Jul 30
At least during the 1918 pandemic they had cocaine in their soda
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JustGetFlux Jul 30
In 2009 we first approached Apple to get f.lux on iPhones. Years of promises of API access. The last conversation we had with them was "that's too weird for most of our users. Like the Klingon keyboard." Then, they announced their clone onstage, Macworld 2016.
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Matt Stoller Jul 30
Glad that big tech and the Antitrust Subcommittee are both on the same page that these are powerful unstoppable monopolies.
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Horace Dediu Jul 30
Apple reached the target of doubling of its service revenue since 2016 six months ahead of schedule. This was evident to followers of this account some time ago.
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DHH Jul 30
And growing at record pace while the rest of the economy is contracting rapidly. No problem with consolidation of power and wealth here! Nope, none at all!
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Jack Nicas Jul 30
Today's economic news: The U.S. GDP collapsed and the four Big Tech companies reported blowout earnings. It's rare that the story tells itself this well.
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Jon Stokes Jul 30
I think it's extremely important to understand why this is: Amazon is one of a handful of US retailers than can still get products from China via ship. Best Buy's shelves are empty, but Amazon still has stock. Why is this?
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nilay patel Jul 30
Not being able to buy Kindle books on iOS is one of the longest-running tech irritations going. Turns out it's because Phil Schiller didn't like an Amazon ad showing people easily switching from an iPhone to Android and Steve Jobs decided to shut it down.
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Jason Fried Jul 30
Today’s the last day of our 10-year office lease. What a run. We’ll be entirely officeless for the foreseeable future. Wishing the new tenant all the best, whomever you may be!
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DHH Jul 30
Making shitty keyboards sure is good business! We've had a raft of premature upgrades at Basecamp, simply because people keep hitting dead keys, and nobody has time to deal with a prolonged repair.
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DHH Jul 30
Facebook: Our key business constraint is that we're running out of PEOPLE ON EARTH. Maybe we should expedite the mission to Alpha Centauri, who knows, maybe there are some aliens there after all, and I'm sure they could use a divisive, enraging newsfeed in their lives!!
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DHH Jul 30
The pivot to services continues to do well! It's HALF the size of the iPhone business. Bigger than any other non-iPhone category. No wonder Apple is keen to keep expanding the take from the tollbooth.
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Yahoo Finance Jul 30
Highlight: “Where were the enforcers? Why haven’t we had enforcement of antitrust laws in the last, effectively, 15 years? That’s what Congress is really pointing to” in the Big Tech hearing, ‘Goliath’ author says. Full interview:
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DHH Jul 30
The one-two punch here is quite something. These financial results only underscore and prove the points of the investigation. While overall GDP has been decimated, Big Tech is grabbing an ever-larger share of what's left. Consolidation of money and power on fast forward.
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nilay patel Jul 30
One of the reasons I think yesterday's hearing was a success is that it let Congress put so much evidence like this in the record, and in front of the CEOs, who all acted stunned and unfamiliar with their own decisions.
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