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In the last few years, Google has also made emoji worker characters less gender specific and included a range of skin tone options. Some believe those changes, like theΒ water pistol, were politically motivated.

Google improves emoji

A Google update centred around podcasts

  • New podcast functionality in Search and Assistant.
  • Podcasts can be played directly from search results, and accessed across multiple devices.
  • Subscriptions and downloads can also be managed within the Google app.

Listening to the latest Core Intuition (all caught up; yay!) was… interesting. It’s fascinating to see how different the world is when you’re locked into a walled ecosystem.

Jack Dorsey, David Karp, Mark Zuckerberg… it’s like Marvel’s obsessions with White Guys Named Chris.

I’d love to see an experiment wherein Apple tech pundits are forced to use Google Assistant exclusively for a few months. Then we’d really see some interesting opinions about Siri and its associated hardware.

I’m a fan.

No. You are not. Rather you are aware of the subject in question, have maybe even been exposed to it and maybe even liked it but that does not mean that you are “a fan”.

It’s OK, you can just say:

I’ve read/heard/seen/been to that.

Nothing bad will happen. πŸ‘

Something that early employees (and investors) argued to me when I was reporting out that story was that Flickr would have been Facebook if not for Yahoo’s mismanagement.

Mat Honan

I’ve started to notice a correlation between defending Facebook and having shit like “pro capitalism” in your Twitter bio. Coincidentally, seems to also be white tech bros. πŸ€”

Assuming I can link it to a blog, Flickr’s possible bright future means I now have a viable high-quality, non-Google option for photo-centric sharing as a non-Apple user. Maybe VSCO can do this but I doubt it and even then I remember Flickr as a more robust option.