Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp & HEY, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. No DMs, email: dhh@hey.com.

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This is wrong. What Apple is banning is *not* copy in the App Store. In this analogy they are banning a product in Home Depot from putting its website on the box or in the instruction manual.
Agreed. It would be like walking into Home Depot and seeing a sign that says the exact same SKU is cheaper at Lowes… However, I do think the app store needs a reckoning for their business practices…
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The EU has found that Apple’s App Store rules drive up music streaming prices. Apple’s response is to… take credit for Spotify’s success? theverge.com/2021/4/30/22407…
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In case there was any doubt, Apple is explicit that they view iOS apps — not App Store listings, but the app itself — as their property.
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Why is Amazon advertising now a nearly $7b business (7x that of Twitter's Q1 rev) and growing more than 70% y/y? This helps ⬇️
Here are screenshots of Amazon. Everything shaded in blue is an ad. No wonder they did $20B+ in ads last year. That’s more than 2x the revenue for Snap, Twitter and Pinterest...combined.
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"The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store." 👏ec.europa.eu/commission/pres…
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Hopefully @vestager and team will have realized that fines alone do worse than nothing, they simply price the monopoly violations. Need a direct decree to allow Spotify and other app makers to use their own billing systems.
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European commissioner @vestager confirms the EU is taking an interest in Apple's policies around games on the App Store. "We also take an interest in the gaming app market. That's really early days when it comes to that." This *could* relate to Apple blocking xCloud / Stadia.
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Full Support. @Apple is undermining fair competition for AppStores and music streaming. Consumers and European companies are losing. We need to ensure fair competition & protect consumer rights. #Apple #Spotify
Our preliminary conclusion: @Apple is in breach of EU competition law. @AppleMusic compete with other music streaming services. But @Apple charges high commission fees on rivals in the App store & forbids them to inform of alternative subscription options. Consumers losing out.
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Our preliminary conclusion: @Apple is in breach of EU competition law. @AppleMusic compete with other music streaming services. But @Apple charges high commission fees on rivals in the App store & forbids them to inform of alternative subscription options. Consumers losing out.
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Have you ever been asked a brainteaser in a job interview? That’s a big ⚠️ Research at Google found that brainteasers were in no way predictive of job performance. Worse, this paper finds that "narcissism & sadism explained the likelihood of using brainteasers in an interview.”
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Remember when it was a very big deal that Apple's market cap hit $1 trillion? That was 2018. Now: Apple $2.2 trillion Microsoft: $1.9 trillion Amazon: $1.8 trillion Alphabet: $1.6 trillion Facebook: $940 billion
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I've found it, the perfect explanation of NFTs
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Facebook, @iab, and #adtech: People are HAPPY to trade their personal data for relevant ads! Consumers: Meh, not so much.
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Big PC gaming news. Microsoft is shaking up the world of PC gaming by cutting the 30% fee it usually takes on PC games to just 12%. It's a bid to compete with Steam and entice game developers to the Windows store. Full details here: theverge.com/2021/4/29/22409…
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We removed non-essential cookies from GitHub earlier this year, and we've just disabled FLoC by default on github.com and all github.io GitHub Pages sites. Enjoy! 🍪🥛 github.blog/changelog/2021-0…
Cookie banners are annoying, so we removed them from GitHub: github.blog/2020-12-17-no-co…
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"If you get used to a situation where not only is persuasion kind of futile but deliberation and argumentation itself essentially it becomes futile, then you sort of get the idea that every political argument is a battle in a total war." nytimes.com/2021/04/27/opini…
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