Amazon Did Not Gut ComiXology
Despite what TC claims, Amazon is not gutting the ComiXology app. Apple's policies are, if you feel the need to generate that kind of headline. It makes sense for Apple (or Google) to take a chunk of the of in-app purchases when done through the Apple system. They're doing all the working, taking all the risk etc. It makes perfect sense for most apps and most companies.
The problem is, on the Apple side anyway, that companies should be allowed to take on that risk if they choose to. Apple doesn't allow that under the claim that it's a better experience for users. However, it's really only about collecting money for Apple's bottom line. They have every right to do this, but let's acknowledge who's doing the gutting.
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The Buried Video Games Myth Confirmed!
Almost every computing history book I've ever read mentions Atari burying unsold cartridges in the desert, and now we have them! #spb
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What If Google+ Did Go Away?
With the change in leadership, lazy and sloppy tech blogs began the drumbeat that G+ is on the way out. No real evidence has been provided, and I've been a little taken aback by the lack of professionalism I've seen. But enough about that.
If G+ went way tomorrow what would change? Honestly, not much for me. That's not an indictment of G+ it's an indictment of all social media for not being all that important. I'd have to change how I post things, that's about it. All indications that Google+ Photos and Hangouts aren't going anywhere and those are my favorite bits. Life would move on and I could let it go.
I wish more people could let things go. Few people will live the richest life they can by holding on to grudges, pining for for the past, or re-fighting the same tired battles. Do something new, myself included.
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Slack has a nice round!
Slask is great, they're well deserving! #spb
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Whooping cough bouncing back
||Whooping cough bounces back
A new type of pertussis vaccine introduced in the late 1990s may have led to the return of a disease that was nearly eradicated 40 years ago. Public opposition to vaccination hasn’t helped matters.
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Another slow start to tornado season
We could definitely use the rain, but I'm not complaining about the lull in tornadoes. #spb
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I'm embarrassed for anyone who claims to be a writer after TC's debacle of an article. #spb
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