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Greg Wyshynski, writing for ESPN:

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In a digital age, NHL teams were still relying on analog approaches to deliver stats and data to coaches during games. One team’s video coach would leave his room with 30 seconds left in a period and run out to print game summaries from NHL.com to ensure that his coaches had them ready for intermission.

“They’re running around corners, printing. That’s what was happening,” said Chris Foster, the NHL’s director of digital business development.

The coaches wanted to innovate the process, and the league listened. The SAP-NHL Coaching Insights App will begin appearing on coaches’ iPads located at the benches and in the dressing rooms — which are currently used for video replays — as early as February.

No more waiting for the printer to churn out stat sheets. The data will now arrive in the hands of coaches as the game is going on, in real time. No more waiting until intermission to analyze the numbers; now, coaches can make informed adjustments to everything, from faceoff choices to ice time, on the fly.

“This will provide real-time data, analytics and metrics to complement the video and give them what they want in the live game environment,” Dave Lehanski, the NHL’s senior VP of business development and innovation, told ESPN. “As far as we know, we’ll be the only sports property delivering real-time video and data to the benches for the coaches and the players.”

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In 2017, the NHL and Apple partnered to build an in-arena, in-game coaching system that allowed teams to review video highlights during the game. The request was made by players and coaches, and the system was well-received.

Over time, coaches began asking about adding real-time stats to the iPads. So the NHL, Apple and SAP began collaborating with bench coaches, video coaches and team analytics analysts to determine what data they’d need during the game to better make decisions, and how best to deliver it.

The result is a clean interface that brings the real-time stats found on the league’s website during games, as well as exclusive features, into the hands of coaches during play.

“There are two stat types across the board that every coaching staff said that, without question, helped them make in-game moment decisions: Time on ice and faceoffs,” Foster said. “With time on ice, you want to manage your top players to make sure they have gas in the tank at the end of the game, or if they’re coming back from an injury.”

For both ice time and faceoffs, the app offers something that the coaches uniformly requested from the NHL: easy-to-read displays. Faceoff success or failure is depicted as a series of green circles with check marks or red circles with X’s, and faceoff percentages can be broken down by where they were held and against whom.

“While coaches consider season performance or career performance, it’s what they’re doing in that game that matters,” said Foster.

Players that are near or over their ice time projection during the game will have their names displayed in red, with a small red triangle with an exclamation point next to their photo — similar to a “check engine” light on a car dashboard.

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\n", "content_text": "Greg Wyshynski, writing for ESPN:\n\n\n\nIn a digital age, NHL teams were still relying on analog approaches to deliver stats and data to coaches during games. One team’s video coach would leave his room with 30 seconds left in a period and run out to print game summaries from NHL.com to ensure that his coaches had them ready for intermission.“They’re running around corners, printing. That’s what was happening,” said Chris Foster, the NHL’s director of digital business development.The coaches wanted to innovate the process, and the league listened. The SAP-NHL Coaching Insights App will begin appearing on coaches’ iPads located at the benches and in the dressing rooms — which are currently used for video replays — as early as February.No more waiting for the printer to churn out stat sheets. The data will now arrive in the hands of coaches as the game is going on, in real time. No more waiting until intermission to analyze the numbers; now, coaches can make informed adjustments to everything, from faceoff choices to ice time, on the fly.“This will provide real-time data, analytics and metrics to complement the video and give them what they want in the live game environment,” Dave Lehanski, the NHL’s senior VP of business development and innovation, told ESPN. “As far as we know, we’ll be the only sports property delivering real-time video and data to the benches for the coaches and the players.”[…]In 2017, the NHL and Apple partnered to build an in-arena, in-game coaching system that allowed teams to review video highlights during the game. The request was made by players and coaches, and the system was well-received.Over time, coaches began asking about adding real-time stats to the iPads. So the NHL, Apple and SAP began collaborating with bench coaches, video coaches and team analytics analysts to determine what data they’d need during the game to better make decisions, and how best to deliver it. The result is a clean interface that brings the real-time stats found on the league’s website during games, as well as exclusive features, into the hands of coaches during play.“There are two stat types across the board that every coaching staff said that, without question, helped them make in-game moment decisions: Time on ice and faceoffs,” Foster said. “With time on ice, you want to manage your top players to make sure they have gas in the tank at the end of the game, or if they’re coming back from an injury.”For both ice time and faceoffs, the app offers something that the coaches uniformly requested from the NHL: easy-to-read displays. Faceoff success or failure is depicted as a series of green circles with check marks or red circles with X’s, and faceoff percentages can be broken down by where they were held and against whom.“While coaches consider season performance or career performance, it’s what they’re doing in that game that matters,” said Foster.Players that are near or over their ice time projection during the game will have their names displayed in red, with a small red triangle with an exclamation point next to their photo — similar to a “check engine” light on a car dashboard.\n\n\n\n\nThe post NHL develops app to give coaches live stats during games appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2019-01-17T13:00:29-08:00", "date_modified": "2019-01-18T11:47:45-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "image": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/rstringer-assets/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/17124724/i.jpeg" }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2019/01/04/apples-precarious-and-pivotal-2019/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2019/01/04/apples-precarious-and-pivotal-2019/", "title": "Apple\u2019s Precarious and Pivotal 2019", "content_html": "\n

M.G Siegler on Apple’s earnings call:

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The results are in. Actually, they\u2019re not in. And that was a major problem yesterday for Apple.

You see, the company had to do something they almost never do. They had to\u00a0revise their earnings guidance.\u00b9 Downward. The stock was halted. Yikes.
Today, the stock is down nearly 10%. Tens of billions of dollars have been shaved off of Apple\u2019s market cap, literally overnight.

The company is\u00a0now\u00a0the\u00a04th\u00a0most valuable corporation in the world. That sounds like a great thing until you remember that until recently, it was the most valuable company in the world\u200a\u2014\u200aand for much of the past several years, this was the case\u00a0by far.

Yesterday was a nightmare scenario for any public company. But it\u2019s almost unfathomable that this happened with Apple. For years and years, this is the company that not only beat their earnings guidance (not to mention Wall Street\u2019s expectations) quarter after quarter, they\u00a0crushed\u00a0them.

I mean, this is the company which celebrated\u00a0becoming the first trillion dollar company\u00a0just this past August. What a difference a few months makes.

Tim Cook\u2019s letter to shareholders on the matter is fascinating. On one hand, he makes a very simple case: chalk it up to China.

A bad economic situation exacerbated by a trade war has created a perfect storm of sorts, undoubtedly for many companies operating in the country. Yet many U.S. companies don\u2019t operate in China the way that Apple does. It\u2019s their third-largest market. So yeah, this was always going to hurt.

On the other hand, all of that could have been explained in one or two paragraphs. Cook\u2019s letter is nearly 1,500 words long.

But it\u2019s worth diving a bit deeper into what\u2019s going on. Or actually, just zooming out a bit, to summarize. Because to me, the interesting bits are about what\u2019s going on with Apple\u00a0beyond\u00a0the China situation.

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While the bad miss on the quarterly revenue and the revised statement surprised me, the underlying issues that Cook hints at do not. They point to\u00a0something we\u2019ve known for years: it was always inevitable that the law of large numbers would catch up with Apple. More specifically, with the iPhone\u200a\u2014\u200aperhaps the greatest product from a business perspective in history. And that appears to have happened. Finally.

Two paragraphs in Cook\u2019s statement stand out to me:

In addition, these and other factors resulted in fewer iPhone upgrades than we had anticipated.

This is a\u00a0big\u00a0deal. Almost mentioned as an aside; love it. And:

While Greater China and other emerging markets accounted for the vast majority of the year-over-year iPhone revenue decline, in some developed markets, iPhone upgrades also were not as strong as we thought they would be. While macroeconomic challenges in some markets were a key contributor to this trend, we believe there are other factors broadly impacting our iPhone performance, including consumers adapting to a world with fewer carrier subsidies, US dollar strength-related price increases, and some customers taking advantage of significantly reduced pricing for iPhone battery replacements.

Again, there\u2019s the weaker-than-expected iPhone upgrades data point. But with a bit more detail this time.

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The iPhone has simply been\u00a0too good\u00a0of a business. And it\u2019s hard to see what tops it. Certainly in the near term. If Services is to carry Apple in the future, it will likely be only after years of relatively stagnant iPhone revenue growth mixed with a rising overall market. In other words, time and the broader world will have to catch up. And then Apple can have their \u201cMicrosoft Moment\u201d\u200a\u2014\u200aa services-based resurrection of growth.

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Read the rest of the article, M.G is spot on with every point he makes.

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\n", "content_text": "M.G Siegler on Apple’s earnings call:\n\n\n\nThe results are in. Actually, they\u2019re not in. And that was a major problem yesterday for Apple.You see, the company had to do something they almost never do. They had to\u00a0revise their earnings guidance.\u00b9 Downward. The stock was halted. Yikes.Today, the stock is down nearly 10%. Tens of billions of dollars have been shaved off of Apple\u2019s market cap, literally overnight. The company is\u00a0now\u00a0the\u00a04th\u00a0most valuable corporation in the world. That sounds like a great thing until you remember that until recently, it was the most valuable company in the world\u200a\u2014\u200aand for much of the past several years, this was the case\u00a0by far.Yesterday was a nightmare scenario for any public company. But it\u2019s almost unfathomable that this happened with Apple. For years and years, this is the company that not only beat their earnings guidance (not to mention Wall Street\u2019s expectations) quarter after quarter, they\u00a0crushed\u00a0them.I mean, this is the company which celebrated\u00a0becoming the first trillion dollar company\u00a0just this past August. What a difference a few months makes.Tim Cook\u2019s letter to shareholders on the matter is fascinating. On one hand, he makes a very simple case: chalk it up to China. A bad economic situation exacerbated by a trade war has created a perfect storm of sorts, undoubtedly for many companies operating in the country. Yet many U.S. companies don\u2019t operate in China the way that Apple does. It\u2019s their third-largest market. So yeah, this was always going to hurt.On the other hand, all of that could have been explained in one or two paragraphs. Cook\u2019s letter is nearly 1,500 words long.But it\u2019s worth diving a bit deeper into what\u2019s going on. Or actually, just zooming out a bit, to summarize. Because to me, the interesting bits are about what\u2019s going on with Apple\u00a0beyond\u00a0the China situation.[…]While the bad miss on the quarterly revenue and the revised statement surprised me, the underlying issues that Cook hints at do not. They point to\u00a0something we\u2019ve known for years: it was always inevitable that the law of large numbers would catch up with Apple. More specifically, with the iPhone\u200a\u2014\u200aperhaps the greatest product from a business perspective in history. And that appears to have happened. Finally.Two paragraphs in Cook\u2019s statement stand out to me:In addition, these and other factors resulted in fewer iPhone upgrades than we had anticipated.This is a\u00a0big\u00a0deal. Almost mentioned as an aside; love it. And:While Greater China and other emerging markets accounted for the vast majority of the year-over-year iPhone revenue decline, in some developed markets, iPhone upgrades also were not as strong as we thought they would be. While macroeconomic challenges in some markets were a key contributor to this trend, we believe there are other factors broadly impacting our iPhone performance, including consumers adapting to a world with fewer carrier subsidies, US dollar strength-related price increases, and some customers taking advantage of significantly reduced pricing for iPhone battery replacements.Again, there\u2019s the weaker-than-expected iPhone upgrades data point. But with a bit more detail this time.[…]The iPhone has simply been\u00a0too good\u00a0of a business. And it\u2019s hard to see what tops it. Certainly in the near term. If Services is to carry Apple in the future, it will likely be only after years of relatively stagnant iPhone revenue growth mixed with a rising overall market. In other words, time and the broader world will have to catch up. And then Apple can have their \u201cMicrosoft Moment\u201d\u200a\u2014\u200aa services-based resurrection of growth.\n\n\n\nRead the rest of the article, M.G is spot on with every point he makes.\nThe post Apple\u2019s Precarious and Pivotal 2019 appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2019-01-04T14:16:50-08:00", "date_modified": "2019-01-08T09:38:03-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" } }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2019/01/03/cnbc-talks-with-tim-cook/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2019/01/03/cnbc-talks-with-tim-cook/", "title": "CNBC talks with Tim Cook", "content_html": "\n\n\n\n\n

After this \u201cLetter From Tim Cook to Apple Investors\u201d, published yesterday on Apple\u2019s Newsroom:

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Today we are revising our guidance for Apple\u2019s fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on December 29. We now expect the following:

Revenue of approximately $84 billion

Gross margin of approximately 38 percent

Operating expenses of approximately $8.7 billion

Other income/(expense) of approximately $550 million

Tax rate of approximately 16.5 percent before discrete items

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The CNBC interview makes for an interesting watch.

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\n", "content_text": "After this \u201cLetter From Tim Cook to Apple Investors\u201d, published yesterday on Apple\u2019s Newsroom:\n\n\n\nToday we are revising our guidance for Apple\u2019s fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended on December 29. We now expect the following:Revenue of approximately $84 billionGross margin of approximately 38 percentOperating expenses of approximately $8.7 billionOther income/(expense) of approximately $550 millionTax rate of approximately 16.5 percent before discrete items\n\n\n\nThe CNBC interview makes for an interesting watch.\nThe post CNBC talks with Tim Cook appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2019-01-03T09:07:00-08:00", "date_modified": "2019-01-03T09:07:02-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" } }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/18/dont-fuck-with-a-nasa-engineer/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/18/dont-fuck-with-a-nasa-engineer/", "title": "Don\u2019t Fuck with a Nasa Engineer", "content_html": "\n

Mark Rober:

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Someone stole a package from me. Police wouldn\u2019t do anything about it so I spent the last 6 months engineering up some vigilante justice. Revenge is a dish best served fabulously.

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\n", "content_text": "Mark Rober:\n\n\n\nSomeone stole a package from me. Police wouldn\u2019t do anything about it so I spent the last 6 months engineering up some vigilante justice. Revenge is a dish best served fabulously.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe post Don\u2019t Fuck with a Nasa Engineer appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2018-12-18T10:06:22-08:00", "date_modified": "2018-12-18T10:06:24-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" } }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/11/samsung-partners-with-copycat-supreme-brand-in-china/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/11/samsung-partners-with-copycat-supreme-brand-in-china/", "title": "Samsung partners with copycat Supreme brand in China", "content_html": "\n

Stefan Etienne, writing for\u00a0The Verge:

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Samsung is getting criticized by hypebeasts everywhere after it\u00a0claimed to be collaborating with Supreme; in reality, it partnered with a Supreme rip-off. Samsung is actually partnering with a fake legal brand, a rival company based in Barletta, Italy,\u00a0that beat Supreme NYC in a court case this summer\u00a0regarding who can use the brand name in Italy.

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The real Supreme \u2014 the New York City-based fashion brand made famous by its box logo, collaborations, and limited-run items \u2014 said in\u00a0a comment to\u00a0Hypebeast\u00a0that it is not working with Samsung or opening a flagship store in Beijing. \u201cThese claims are blatantly false and propagated by a counterfeit organization,\u201d a spokesperson said.

The two CEOs of the fake Supreme were ushered onstage with confidence during a product launch today. \u201cYouth these days want to show their uniqueness in style … to show off style, we have two brands that begin with S,\u201d said Feng En, marketing head for Samsung China, pointing at the logos of Samsung and Supreme on-screen behind him.

After the stream aired,\u00a0Samsung China\u2019s digital marketing manager, Leo Lau, clarified in a now-deleted Weibo post\u00a0that Samsung was not collaborating with the authentic Supreme brand. \u201cWe are collaborating with Supreme Italia, not Supreme NYC,\u201d Lau said. \u201cSupreme NYC has no sales and marketing authorization in China, but Supreme Italia has obtained product sales and market authorizations in the Asia Pacific region (except Japan).\u201d

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So first, Samsung announces a partnership with Supreme, but wait, it’s the fake Supreme.\u00a0(\uff0d\u2038\u10da)

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\n", "content_text": "Stefan Etienne, writing for\u00a0The Verge:\n\n\n\nSamsung is getting criticized by hypebeasts everywhere after it\u00a0claimed to be collaborating with Supreme; in reality, it partnered with a Supreme rip-off. Samsung is actually partnering with a fake legal brand, a rival company based in Barletta, Italy,\u00a0that beat Supreme NYC in a court case this summer\u00a0regarding who can use the brand name in Italy.[…]The real Supreme \u2014 the New York City-based fashion brand made famous by its box logo, collaborations, and limited-run items \u2014 said in\u00a0a comment to\u00a0Hypebeast\u00a0that it is not working with Samsung or opening a flagship store in Beijing. \u201cThese claims are blatantly false and propagated by a counterfeit organization,\u201d a spokesperson said.The two CEOs of the fake Supreme were ushered onstage with confidence during a product launch today. \u201cYouth these days want to show their uniqueness in style … to show off style, we have two brands that begin with S,\u201d said Feng En, marketing head for Samsung China, pointing at the logos of Samsung and Supreme on-screen behind him.After the stream aired,\u00a0Samsung China\u2019s digital marketing manager, Leo Lau, clarified in a now-deleted Weibo post\u00a0that Samsung was not collaborating with the authentic Supreme brand. \u201cWe are collaborating with Supreme Italia, not Supreme NYC,\u201d Lau said. \u201cSupreme NYC has no sales and marketing authorization in China, but Supreme Italia has obtained product sales and market authorizations in the Asia Pacific region (except Japan).\u201d\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSo first, Samsung announces a partnership with Supreme, but wait, it’s the fake Supreme.\u00a0(\uff0d\u2038\u10da)\nThe post Samsung partners with copycat Supreme brand in China appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2018-12-11T08:31:37-08:00", "date_modified": "2018-12-11T08:31:41-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "image": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/rstringer-assets/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/11082052/samsung-fake-supreme.png" }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/06/microsofts-new-surface-go-ad-takes-on-ipad/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/06/microsofts-new-surface-go-ad-takes-on-ipad/", "title": "Microsoft\u2019s new Surface Go ad takes on iPad", "content_html": "\n\n\n\n\n

I like the Surface Go, it’s a great little machine, but I still use my iPad a lot too.

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I’m just not sold on the way Microsoft is taking aim at the iPad here.

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\n", "content_text": "I like the Surface Go, it’s a great little machine, but I still use my iPad a lot too.\n\n\n\nI’m just not sold on the way Microsoft is taking aim at the iPad here.\nThe post Microsoft’s new Surface Go ad takes on iPad appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2018-12-06T16:38:12-08:00", "date_modified": "2018-12-06T16:38:22-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" } }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/06/google-allo-to-shut-down-in-march-putting-focus-on-messages-and-duo/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/06/google-allo-to-shut-down-in-march-putting-focus-on-messages-and-duo/", "title": "Google Allo to shut down in March, putting focus on Messages and Duo", "content_html": "\n

Ry Crist, writing for CNET:

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Several months\u00a0after “pausing investment” in the service, Google is officially\u00a0shutting down Allo, its messaging rival to the likes of Apple iMessage, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp.

The search giant said in a blog post Wednesday that the app will work through March. Until then, users will be able to\u00a0export their existing conversation history.

“We’ve learned a lot from Allo, particularly what’s possible when you incorporate machine learning features, like the Google Assistant, into messaging,” the post says.

Attention will now shift to Messages, Google’s Android-based messaging app. That comes with\u00a0a focus on RCS, which is set to give Android users advanced messaging features like read receipts and higher-resolution image-sharing capabilities. Additionally, Google will continue to\u00a0support Hangouts for group chat\u00a0and Duo for video chat.

“We’re … ready to take what we’ve learned from Allo and put it to work to make Messages even better,” Google’s post reads. “And by refocusing on Messages and Duo for consumers and Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet for team collaboration, we’re focused on delivering a simpler and more unified communications experience for all of you.”

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Another one bites the dust when it comes to Google messaging services.

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\n", "content_text": "Ry Crist, writing for CNET:\n\n\n\nSeveral months\u00a0after “pausing investment” in the service, Google is officially\u00a0shutting down Allo, its messaging rival to the likes of Apple iMessage, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp.The search giant said in a blog post Wednesday that the app will work through March. Until then, users will be able to\u00a0export their existing conversation history.“We’ve learned a lot from Allo, particularly what’s possible when you incorporate machine learning features, like the Google Assistant, into messaging,” the post says.Attention will now shift to Messages, Google’s Android-based messaging app. That comes with\u00a0a focus on RCS, which is set to give Android users advanced messaging features like read receipts and higher-resolution image-sharing capabilities. Additionally, Google will continue to\u00a0support Hangouts for group chat\u00a0and Duo for video chat.“We’re … ready to take what we’ve learned from Allo and put it to work to make Messages even better,” Google’s post reads. “And by refocusing on Messages and Duo for consumers and Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet for team collaboration, we’re focused on delivering a simpler and more unified communications experience for all of you.”\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAnother one bites the dust when it comes to Google messaging services.\n\n\n\n\nThe post Google Allo to shut down in March, putting focus on Messages and Duo appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2018-12-06T16:27:47-08:00", "date_modified": "2018-12-06T16:27:47-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "image": "https://s3.amazonaws.com/rstringer-assets/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/06162452/Screenshot-2018-12-06-at-4.23.48-PM.png" }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/04/wordpress-5-0-target-date-for-december-6/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/12/04/wordpress-5-0-target-date-for-december-6/", "title": "WordPress 5.0 Target Date for December 6", "content_html": "\n

If you use WordPress at all then you know about the upcoming WordPress 5.0 and it’s Gutenberg editor, everyone has been scrambling to get their plugins updated for it.

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It was originally planned to release in November, but several WordPress business founders launched pleas to delay, and now it looks like we’re getting it in two days.\u00a0

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This release is both exciting and nerve wracking as they bring in a new editing interface that throws what’s existing out the door, and can break a lot of what exists.\u00a0

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One of the major pushes is Wordcamp US on December 7, but with 5.0 releasing on the 6, many developers will be making sure everything works rather than enjoying it.

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Yes, there is still the classic editor for those who prefer the old interface, but… that won’t be installed by default. So people will need to install that plugin if they want the old editing interface.

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\n", "content_text": "If you use WordPress at all then you know about the upcoming WordPress 5.0 and it’s Gutenberg editor, everyone has been scrambling to get their plugins updated for it.\n\n\n\nIt was originally planned to release in November, but several WordPress business founders launched pleas to delay, and now it looks like we’re getting it in two days.\u00a0\n\n\n\nThis release is both exciting and nerve wracking as they bring in a new editing interface that throws what’s existing out the door, and can break a lot of what exists.\u00a0\n\n\n\nOne of the major pushes is Wordcamp US on December 7, but with 5.0 releasing on the 6, many developers will be making sure everything works rather than enjoying it.\n\n\n\nYes, there is still the classic editor for those who prefer the old interface, but… that won’t be installed by default. So people will need to install that plugin if they want the old editing interface.\nThe post WordPress 5.0 Target Date for December 6 appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2018-12-04T08:55:35-08:00", "date_modified": "2018-12-04T09:00:00-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "tags": [ "wordpress" ] }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/11/30/microsoft-is-worth-as-much-as-apple-how-did-that-happen/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/11/30/microsoft-is-worth-as-much-as-apple-how-did-that-happen/", "title": "Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?", "content_html": "\n

New York Times:

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Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world.

It was big and still quite profitable, but the company had lost its luster, failing or trailing in the markets of the future like mobile, search, online advertising and cloud computing. Its stock price languished, inching up 3 percent in the decade through the end of 2012.

It\u2019s a very different story today. Microsoft is running neck and neck with Apple for the title of the world\u2019s most valuable company, both worth more than $850 billion, thanks to a stock price that has climbed 30 percent over the last 12 months.

So what happened?

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Ever since\u00a0Satya Nadella came on board in 2014, Microsoft has been following his vision for the company, they’ve re-invented themselves by dumping a lot of stuff that didn’t work and focusing on what did and the end result is a new Microsoft.

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\n", "content_text": "New York Times:\n\n\n\nJust a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world.It was big and still quite profitable, but the company had lost its luster, failing or trailing in the markets of the future like mobile, search, online advertising and cloud computing. Its stock price languished, inching up 3 percent in the decade through the end of 2012.It\u2019s a very different story today. Microsoft is running neck and neck with Apple for the title of the world\u2019s most valuable company, both worth more than $850 billion, thanks to a stock price that has climbed 30 percent over the last 12 months.So what happened?\n\n\n\nEver since\u00a0Satya Nadella came on board in 2014, Microsoft has been following his vision for the company, they’ve re-invented themselves by dumping a lot of stuff that didn’t work and focusing on what did and the end result is a new Microsoft.\nThe post Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen? appeared first on Roger Stringer.", "date_published": "2018-11-30T09:26:58-08:00", "date_modified": "2018-11-30T09:32:30-08:00", "author": { "name": "Roger Stringer", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/author/freekrai/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dd9ab8e558ffd2a59f0540d4ac0bdd3f?s=512&d=mm&r=g" } }, { "id": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/11/20/jason-snell-on-the-new-ipad-pros-a-computer-not-a-pc/", "url": "https://rogerstringer.com/2018/11/20/jason-snell-on-the-new-ipad-pros-a-computer-not-a-pc/", "title": "Jason Snell on the New Ipad Pros: \u2018a Computer, Not a Pc\u2019", "content_html": "\n

Jason Snell, writing for Six Colors:

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With the iPad Pro and improvements to iOS and various iOS apps, I reached a point where I could do most or all of my required work on the road without bringing a Mac along. (I\u2019ll get into some of the limitations below, because they still remain \u2014 and are frustrating reminders of how young this product still is.) I wasn\u2019t going to leave the iPad behind, but I no longer needed to bring the Mac. My bag got lighter.

So when I review the new iPad Pro, it\u2019s as someone who has chosen this platform as a tool to get work done around the house and on the road, in addition to all the other things the iPad excels at, like letting me read the news in the morning in bed while sipping my tea.

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