John Paczkowski

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Apple: Contrary to Reports, Our Pants Are Not on Fire

pants_on_fireResponding to the publication of Google’s unredacted answers to the Federal Communications Commission, Apple insists that it did not reject Google Voice. “We do not agree with all of the statements made by Google in their FCC letter,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris told me. “Apple has not rejected the Google Voice application and we continue to discuss it with Google.”

If that’s the case, those discussions can’t be going very well. Presumably, if they were, we wouldn’t have seen the publication of Google’s damning comments to the FCC. Anyway, Google (GOOG) doesn’t seem to have provided any correspondence in which Apple (AAPL) described Google Voice as being “rejected.” Unless Google can do that, this is a case of he-said/Steve-said. And we all know who comes out on top when that happens.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik