John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to be Gay"
    Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the...
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  2. Tim Cook Speaks Up
    Tim Cook Speaks Up By Tim Cook October 30, 2014 6:59 AM EDT Photograph by Ashley Gilbertson for Bloomberg Businessweek Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to...
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  3. What Are The Odds These New Media Brands Will Survive? A Power Ranking
    It was a sunny morning like any other (it was yesterday) when the shocking news fell on Mediatown: The future of a much-ballyhooed web start-up, Racket, was in Limbo's grasp, due to warring egos, shifting amounts of start-up capital, allegations of...
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  4. The Inside Story Of Matt Taibbi's Departure From First Look Media
    Matt Taibbi, who joined First Look Media just seven months ago, left the company on Tuesday. His departure—which he describes as a refusal to accept a work reassignment, and the company describes as a resignation—was the culmination of months of...
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  5. Pinterest's seventh employee on being black in Silicon Valley
    Justin Edmund, a Pinterest engineer and the company's seventh employee.(Photo: Stephanie Taylor, USA TODAY) SAN FRANCISCO — In the tense days after an unarmed black teen was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Justin Edmund wondered...
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  6. rafat.org • It's About To Get Ugly in Media Startupland
    As I look out to 2015, so much froth in the media-tech market, and it is still all on the up, mostly Newton’s law, but the cracks are beginning to show in medialand, and it will likely get ugly. The big-funded sub-standard media startups brand,...
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  7. Apple Pay, partnerships and software as disruption
    With Apple Pay just launched and some sort of TV product floating on the horizon, it strikes me that there are three ways to think about how Apple changes industries.  The first and obvious one is that Apple builds very tightly integrated products....
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  8. Secret Manuals Show the Spyware Sold to Despots and Cops Worldwide
    When Apple and Google unveiled new encryption schemes last month, law enforcement officials complained that they wouldn’t be able to unlock evidence on criminals’ digital devices. What they didn’t say is that there are already methods to bypass...
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  9. The Top 22 Most Ridiculous Things Said by 8channers About Anita Sarkeesian’s Appearance on the Colbert Report
    #GamerGate’s worst nightmare come true Last night, as you may have heard, the woman known to #GamerGaters as “Literally Who 2″ pulled off a bit of a media coup, appearing on The Colbert Report for a brief interview by the sympathetic Colbert, who...
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  10. Al Jazeera America Viewers Down Nearly 50 Percent From Current TV's Numbers
    After 14 months on-air, the network is down 44 percent in total day ratings compared to its predecessor The winner and loser of the lawsuit between Al Jazeera America and former Current TV CEO Al Gore is yet to be determined, but ratings comparisons...
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