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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, December 12, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Raids Hulu, Legendary to Fill Business Affairs Posts on Content Team (Exclusive)"  Variety 5:27 PM
  • "Apple and Wal-Mart Are Helping China Crack Down on Polluters" Bloomberg 7:09 AM
  • "Apple used data from iOS app to resolve 196 environmental supplier violations in China" AppleInsider 7:08 AM
  • "Google is launching three new experimental apps, Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies on both Android and the iPhone" Business Insider 7:05 AM
  • "Apple Park is one of the world's most expensive buildings. What are some of the others?" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Challenges Patent Held By Native American Tribes: Apple filed a petition at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Friday challenging the validity of an electrical circuitry patent held by a company with ties to a trio of Native American tribes, setting up the possibility for a defense based on the tribes' sovereign immunity." Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:52 AM
  • "Apple has a new imitator on the block as the Leagoo S9 clones the iPhone X notch" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "Apple's Tax Tussle in India Appears Far From Over" Zacks 10:11 AM
  • "EU guidelines on standard-essential patents favor product-centric businesses large and small" ["Obviously, Apple was among the parties who provided input to the European Commission that was materially consistent with what the Fair Standards Alliance proposed."] Foss Patents 7:32 AM
  • "Apple releases new ads to sell millennials on the iPhone X" Mashable 2:18 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' 'Blue Box' will go on display in Michigan" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC"  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:50 PM
  • "Trump signs bill banning Kaspersky Lab software from federal use" TechCrunch 5:28 PM
  • "Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software" Reuters 5:25 PM
  • "Watching this guy play piano with a bionic hand restores our faith in tech" Digital Trends 2:20 PM
  • "The children whose gaming turns to gambling: As many as half a million children and young people are gambling every week, according to a new survey." BBC 1:38 PM
  • "'You are being programmed,' former Facebook executive warns" BBC 8:22 AM
  • "Nintendo has already sold over 10 million Switches" Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "Less than 1 percent of Android phones are running Oreo" Engadget 7:25 AM
  • "How Reddit and others 'broke the Internet' to support net neutrality today" Ars Technica 3:07 PM
  • "More Republicans in Congress criticize FCC's net neutrality plan" TechCrunch 2:17 PM
  • "Republican senator calls on Congress to pass law protecting net neutrality"  The Verge 1:45 PM
  • "Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:39 PM
  • "FCC commissioner trolls Ajit Pai with net neutrality 'suggested edits'" The Verge 8:52 AM
  • "If the FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Expect Fewer Great Startups" Wired 7:04 AM
  • "FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Could Hurt Students" Wired 7:04 AM
  • "Millions of moaners vindicated: Man flu is 'a thing', says researcher, and big TVs are cure/Calls for safe spaces with comfy recliners to speed recovery" The Register 6:57 AM
  • "Why bother cracking PCs? Spot o' malware on PLCs... Done. Industrial control network pwned" The Register 6:57 AM
  • "TimesChina's Xiaomi drops hint it is looking to build cars" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:57 AM
  • "Briefing -The OWC USB-C Dock" MacVoices 1:34 PM
  • "Hello, iMac Pro -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-12" The Mac Observer 1:34 PM