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Edward Harrison
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Edward is the founder of the finance news site Credit Writedowns. He's a former credit guy, and ex-tech exec , multilingual tweeter/plusser. Links do not always = endorsement.
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I was pretty encouraged by Apple's quarter. Huge growth in China
Apple’s Q3 2014 earnings report yesterday was a mixed bag in terms of actual results. But from my perspective the results show a company that continues to execute its strategy well given the onslaught from cheaper handsets using the Android operating system. Apple posted a smaller-than-expected 6% gain in quarterly revenue due to sluggish growth in saturated markets in Europe and North America. But revenue in China surged 28% despite Apple’s prem...
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This shows bitcoin as a digital payments system threat more than as a currency
Few protests elicit the same collective gasp from the internet as smashing up an iPhone, so the device-mutilating fury of some members of the Bitcoin community has plunged Apple into a new controversy over policies in its App Store. The iPhone-maker
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Good read on internet security.
Handle is coveted by hackers and Bieber fans alike. One hacker almost got much more.
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On that same emerging markets theme see this chart showing that EM central banks have kept policy loose, effectively allowing domestic capital to rise out of control - probably because tightening would have invited even MORE capital from abroad
According to Wikipedia, the Taylor rule is a “monetary-policy rule that stipulates how much the central bank should change the nominal interest rate in response to changes in inflation, output, or other economic conditions.” It is named after Stanford economist John B. Taylor. Emerging markets' monetary policy has been loose if one uses this rule.
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Great article and video on the Mac from 1984.
 
I've been waiting to see this for thirty years.
How a memorable part of computer history which almost didn't happen got saved for posterity.
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This article is great at describing how the Target breach happened
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Roku is independent while the offerings from Apple, Google and Amazon aren't. 
You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important.
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Would you buy an Android phone made by Apple. Steve Wozniak posse the question. It's a good one in getting at what Apple does well.
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This is a plug for my new show Boom Bust. It appears every day on RT America at 430PM ET with host Erin Ade. Subscribe to the YouTube channel below to watch episodes online!
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T-Mobile is causing headaches for Verizon but the Verizon response is awful. Changing landscape
Verizon has made a tweak to its Edge phone upgrade plan, which the carrier rolled out in the summer as a response to T-Mobile's own no-contract, early upgrade policies. The plan originally let Edge...
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Embedded systems are going to be the next flash point for security concerns as everything gets connected to the internet.
Yesterday, Google announced that it would buy privately-held Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. This was Google’s second largest acquisition ever. Nest is a smart thermostat and smoke alarm-maker which promises to give Google a leg up in the fast expanding home automation market. But the acquisition also highlights the degree to which communications technology is now embedded in ordinary devices. The benefit is convenience. The risk is privacy.
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I haven't been on Google Plus a lot over the past two months but I plan to be on it more in the New Year. I want to wish everyone a safe and happy new year.
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Thanks. You too, Ed.