Recommended Links (Ed. 0026 / Big Tech & Mobile)

Apple LogoLatest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across the ScratchPaper focus areas of Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Photography, Gadgets and other Big Tech, including items on how iPhone sales are bigger than either Amazon or Microsoft, Verizon’s shock at actually having to deliver the bandwidth it sold and the war for your wrist.  Enjoy.

Apple, Google, Amazon & Big Tech

  • The Graver Threat of the Growing Tech Backlash (re/code)
  • Netflix’s Dumbed-Down Algorithms (blogs.reuters)
  • Apple Devices Flow Into Corporate World (online.wsj)
  • Barnes and Noble Nook Sales Hurt by Amazon’s Lower E-Book Prices (gruber)
  • Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Amazon Prime tops 20 million members as company touts its best holiday season ever (GeekWire)
  • Google Redraws Detroit’s Map (online.wsj)
  • Apple’s iOS Completely Blew Away Google’s Android For Shopping On Christmas (businessinsider)
  • A Lot Changes in Tech Over Four Years and 1,000 Blog Posts (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Listen Up Apple-Haters: IPhone Sales Eclipse Microsoft and Amazon Revenue (businessweek)
  • When Growth Hacking Goes Bad (techcrunch)
  • Amazon Workers in Germany Strike Again (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Microsoft’s Ballmer: On Longhorn and other regrets (zdnet)
  • Google now lets users download copies of Gmail, Calendar data (zdnet)
  • How Amazon is building substations, laying fiber and generally doing everything to keep cloud costs down (gigaom)
  • Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone (online.wsj)
  • You are the query: Yahoo’s bold quest to reinvent search (news.cnet)
  • IBM’s Big Plans for Cloud Computing (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Exclusive: Instagram Business Lead Emily White to Be Named COO of Snapchat (allthingsd)
  • Amazon Floats the Notion of Delivery Drones (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • How Many Patents Does Google Have? Plenty (MIT Technology Review)


  • Goodbye Net Neutrality: AT&T to Sell Toll-Free Service for Wireless Data (nytimes)
  • Don’t cut up your credit card (yet) (tech.fortune.cnn)
  • T-Mobile’s John Legere is the most exciting telecom CEO, well, ever (quartz)
  • The boom in online video has forced Verizon Wireless to spend millions more this year to upgrade its network (online.wsj)
  • More malls and retailers use tracking technology to observe shopper patterns (online.wsj)
  • How to get the most out of Google’s apps and services when using an iPad (gigaom)
  • Verizon quietly unleashes its LTE monster, tripling 4G capacity in major cities (gigaom)
  • Honda integrates iPhone w/ 2014 Civic touchscreen in first steps towards iOS in the Car (9to5mac)
  • With PrimeSense, Apple Got Key Mapping Technology (jessicalessin)
  • Better batteries through biology? (MIT)
  • A Missing Revenue Stream From Mobile Apps (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Google’s Reverse-Engineered Mobile Network (businessweek)

Photography & Gadgets

  • Updated Microsoft Photosynth Makes HDTV Look Low-Resolution (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • The War For Your Wrist (techcrunch)
  • Here are 10 amazingly creative users of Instagram you could learn a thing or two from (thenextweb)

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