Recommended Links (Ed. 0031 / 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 whether Denis Crowly will ever get it right, how vibration may power your phone, and whether Jeff Bezos should shut down the presses at the Washington Post. Enjoy.

Apple, Google, Amazon & Big Tech

  • Mark Zuckerberg Comes of Age as A Mogul (buzzfeed)
  • How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood (theatlantic)
  • 30 Years of Mac: Small PC, Big Impact (zdnet)
  • The Plus in Google Plus is Mostly For Google (nytimes)
  • Google is Quite Simply Blowing Its Competition Away (motleyfool)
  • Amazon Attempts to License TV Channels (online.wsj)
  • Amazon Reveals a New Hint About Prime Membership Rolls (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Strategic Battle of the “Boxes” Dropbox vs Box (ben thompson)
  • Amazon Discount Tracker ­Camelcamelcamel Tips Users to Deals (businessweek)
  • Analysts Believe 3rd Party Sales May Eventual Eclipse Direct Sales at Amazon (online.wsj)
  • As Facebook Turns 10, Zuckerberg Wants to Change the Way Tech Industry Works (blogs.nytimes)
  • How to get the most out of Google’s apps and services when using an iPad (gigaom)
  • Yahoo forced to acknowledge Yahoo Mail problems in worst failure yet (zdnet)
  • Is Amazon Bad for Books? (newyorker)
  • UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon’s Prime Air (theverge)
  • Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android (nytimes)
  • Doh! Amazon continues to lead all IT rivals combined in cloud (gigaom)
  • Honda integrates iPhone w/ 2014 Civic touchscreen in first steps towards iOS in the Car (9to5mac)
  • Amazon Delivers Some Pie in the Sky (nytimes)
  • Google Joins a Heavyweight Competition in Cloud Computing (nytimes)
  • What’s left for the Macintosh in a Post-PC iOS World? (appleinsider)
  • Europe vs. Amazon: Anger Rising (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Google to invest in six more large solar panel farms in the Southwest (gigaom)
  • 2013 was a lost year for tech (qz)


  • California Bill Would Require Smartphone Anti-Theft (blogs.nytimes)
  • Apple’s iOS Completely Blew Away Google’s Android For Shopping On Christmas (businessinsider)
  • What is the Killer App For Wearables? Think Context (gigaom)
  • Mobile Plans With No Subsidies Are Winning Over Customers (blogs.wsj)
  • Ignorance: Mobile is So Big it is Almost Unknowable (benedictevans)
  • U.S. Mobile Internet Traffic Nearly Doubled This Year (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • Newest Issue with Wearables? Skin Rashes (engadget)
  • Apple is Making Moves to Expand its Mobile Payments to Stores (online.wsj)
  • Why Do People Keep Giving Foursquare Money? (techcrunch)
  • What Secrets is Your Phone Sharing About You? (online.wsj)
  • The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead (wired)
  • The War For Your Wrist (techcrunch)

Photography & Gadgets

  • Follow the Photos: The Real Reason Facebook Just Paid 10% of its Market Cap for WhatsApp (pandodaily)
  • Civilian Photography Reaches New Heights: Phantom 2 Vision Photo Drone (nytimes)
  • The Narrative Takes 2000 Photos of Your Day (online.wsj)
  • The Rise of Photography in History (diyphotography)
  • The Last Days of the DSLR (gizmodo)
  • Paramount Stops Releasing Movies on Film (latimes)
  • Magical Photos by A Russian Mom (boredpanda)
  • Exclusive: Instagram Business Lead Emily White to Be Named COO of Snapchat (allthingsd)

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