So it’s very likely that the total Apple user base is between 900 and 1 billion. If it’s not 1 billion now then it’s very likely it will be 1 billion within 12 months.
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This is a big milestone. You can technically understand why iMessage doesn’t need to come to Android. It’s Apple’s apple only social network and has a base of 1B potentials.
What are the other potential implications?
This reminds of Apple going back to its core (d’oh) for good marketing. Democratizing tools that create – is still one of the most aspirational lines you can tow.
This is one of the best takes on the #10yearchallenge fiasco and how media is absolutely lowering their own bar when it comes to reporting on facts.
A bit more detail on
RCS messages. But tl;dr – regulation prevents e2e encryption. However, it is an upgrade over SMS with a higher degree of protection than SMS.
Also, here’s a great resource from
reddit to check which carriers have RCS enabled (as well as what profile they support)
Billionaire Masayoshi Son–not Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg–has the most audacious vision for an AI-powered utopia where machines control how we live. And he’s spending hundreds of billions of dollars to realize it. Are you ready to live in Masa World?
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/90285552/the-most-powerful-person-in-silicon-valley
Oh boy — Fast Company walked into this hagiography knowing fully well that SoftBank fund is funded by the Saudi Vision fund. So this was definitely a PR stunt pulled off brilliantly by the given the recent Saudi transgressions.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao agrees and announced that the government is, at long last, ready to lift those bans as long as operators are properly trained and the drones are equipped with anti-collision lighting.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/01/14/685341451/regulators-to-ease-restrictions-on-drones-clearing-the-way-for-more-commercial-u
Cities and in nights. This is an interesting development.
It was great fun to be back home at the beginning of the new year. The weather was just as warm and humid, the water just as tasty and the area and architecture still the same.
I could see why this is a place people like to settle in!