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So I saw the +TechCrunch article from this morning that discovered this feature all the Android blogs reported on over a month ago and decided not to say anything.

But now after seeing +The Verge's bullshit headline, I just have to point it out.

"Amazon hid a full app store in its Android app for six weeks and no one noticed."

What you meant to say, +The Verge, is:
"Amazon hid a full app store in its Android app for six weeks and TheVerge didn't notice"

These editorialized titles can go take a hike.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/09/09/breaking-amazon-updates-its-app-to-5-0-with-access-to-entire-digital-catalog-instant-video-app/
Back on September 9th of this year, Amazon released a big update to its main Android app, which lets you purchase things from your phone. That update added the ability to stream Prime Instant Video...
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23 years ago today was the original Linux announcement on comp.os.minix (but no actual code drop).

How time flies. In remembrance, you can get 3.17-rc2 and play with it, if you want to help test what is bleeding edge today. 
Hello everybody out there using minix -. I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, ...
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So what was the comeback from Mr Burt?
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I can feel my blood boiling just looking at this gif. 
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Triple click?
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That's not magic, it's #CSS . Check out the new CSS Shapes editor for +Brackets  #webstandards   #ftw  -- http://blog.brackets.io/2014/04/17/css-shapes-editor/
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@johnb78: It is mildly terrifying when letters to the Daily Mail provide better analysis than mainstream commentary pic.twitter.com/f3y6NNFDFR

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A very powerful ad, should give you a pause (regardless of your gun rights stand). 

I could not figure out what the child was holding  that was banned in America (I knew the assault rifle was not). It took some Googling to figure out it was a Kinder Surprise egg! 

For the longest time I've been bringing back these eggs for my kids when I visit Europe, Canada and Asia. Our kids love them, they love the toys included as well.

I could never figure out why we can't buy them in the US. Turns out this is our kind Congress is protecting American kids. They are not likely to take an action on assault weapon, but... Free The Kinder Eggs!!! They are yummy!!

Ad source: http://www.momsdemandaction.org
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+Sergio Diaz I don't see any relation between socialism and this picture.

and I'm a social liberal
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I promise this is the last WWDC post I will make today...but.

THIS.
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+Daniel Smith True but the philosophy is different. Apple aims to create a refined user experience, that is confined to their ecosystem. Apple only releases features that complement the experience they wish to create, which is why Apple is behind on some features because they are trying to get the implementation of those features "right" for its customers.

Google on the other hand, is multiscreen, platform everywhere kind of company. This is why Google allows so much more customisation, because Google wants to minimise the reasons why someone wouldn't use Google services.

Both are great approaches, but they both have limitations (often which are the strengths of the opposite approach).

This is simplified but..

e.g. Apple is closed but doesn't have fragmentation issues

Google is open but suffers from a fragmented experience across hardware, software versions etc. and so it doesn't feel as seamless as Apple's especially with OSX10.10 and iOS8.

Microsoft is somewhere in between, it wants a closed ecosystem like Apple, yet also to have Windows OS/Office etc. everywhere.

It doesn't have the strengths of Apple and Google yet MS is trying to do both strategies at once. MS needs to pick one or find a viable third strategy.
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Comments are contributions, too. :-)

All part of the debate.
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