Monthly Archives: August 2013

We have the cake, the icing is coming

Jonathan S. Geller ponders the next-gen Apple TV (meaning an actual display) that’s been on the tech press’s horizontal for a few years now: It’s not a rumor, but a fact that Apple is looking at bringing a game-changing TV experience out of Cupertino. We just don’t know when or how. Or do we? I […]

Market Socialism

Amidst all the news from Syria, Breaking Bad recaps, and for some reason, polarizing reaction to Miley Cyrus’s performance at the VMAs, the New York Times this week has been running a fascinating series of long form articles about ESPN’s dominance in sports programming. Today’s article focused on bundling, the practice of cable companies packaging […]

East vs West

Fresh from The Combustion Chamber: I ♥ NY and CALI posters.


The other day the news was Apple acquired video search and recommendation company Matcha. This is good. I hope they apply this to their App Store ‘Genius’ commendations. Right now, Apple thinks just because I own a note-taking app, I want every note-taking app in the App Store. This is not the case.

The Natural World

One of the talented people I’ve met here in SF at Big Umbrella Studios is photographer Brock Daves. He doesn’t fuck around with his cameras. Images from

Must Be Nice

Via BGR: BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has more than 55 million reasons to sell the company. Bloomberg reports that Heins will receive a pay package worth $55.6 million if he sells the company and if he’s subsequently ousted as CEO. Not a bad package for running a crumbling company. Backwards world we live in.