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Bloomberg runs Dear Leader's obituary slightly ahead of schedule

There are some days when I really, really, really wish I were still writing Fake Steve, and friends, this is one of them. In case you haven’t heard, Bloomberg accidentally ran Steve Jobs’s obituary today, and then retracted it. Luckily, Gawker decided to humiliate Bloomberg by publishing the entire obit, including the list of people that… Read more »

Flashback: John Doerr says Zynga is “our best company ever”

Ah, remember the good old days, by which I mean November 2010, less than two years ago, when there was no bubble and all those crazy valuations in the secondary market made perfect sense because, as John Doerr pointed out here, Zynga was “the most profitable, the fastest growing and has the happiest customers” of… Read more »

Larry Page: Steve Jobs wasn’t really angry about Android

That’s the biggest takeaway from this interview that Larry Page gave to my old pal Brad Stone of Bloomberg-Businessweek. I think the Android differences were actually for show. … I think that served their interests. For a lot of companies, it’s useful for them to feel like they have an obvious competitor and to rally… Read more »

Month of Microsoft: Ouch, Rovio. That hurts.

Rovio, maker of Angry Birds, tells Bloomberg it won’t create a version of Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone, because the platform is so tiny. “We want to be on all screens, but we have to consider the cost of supplying the smaller platforms,” a Rovio guy says. I don’t really give a crap about… Read more »

Rumor: Apple spent $100 million in its first case against HTC — and got almost nothing

As I reported in this week’s Newsweek, Apple’s “thermonuclear war” on Android smartphone makers has been fizzling out lately. Most of Apple’s legal claims have been tossed out, and the two minor victories Apple has scored were so trivial that opponents could work around the claim by making minor changes to their products. But a… Read more »

It’s official: Apple will announce one new iPhone, or possibly several; they will be bigger than iPhone 4, or smaller, or about the same size; and will be radically redesigned, or will look pretty much like iPhone 4

The magic happens Oct. 4 on the Apple campus in Cupertino. Sources say the model(s) will be called iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 Plus but definitely there’s also an iPhone 5, although Apple might introduce all of them, and the new ones will boast a radical new look (photo above) and will look nothing like… Read more »

HP Chairman Ray Lane: A profile in courage

HP board chairman Ray Lane is lashing out at critics who are pinning the blame for HP’s mess on the board of directors, who are described in this New York Times article as the “worst board in the history of business.” Now HP’s directors are getting heat for making the incredible blunder of hiring Leo… Read more »

Le Chiffre sharing chips with his evil allies

Meaning: Google provided HTC with nine patents that HTC now is using to sue Apple, according to Bloomberg. Florian Mueller says it’s getting more likely that Apple will sue Google directly.


Dan Lyons’s latest book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, became an instant New York Times best seller when it was published in April 2016, and the Los Angeles Times called it “the best book about Silicon Valley today.” Dan is a novelist, journalist, and worked for two seasons as a screenwriter on the HBO comedy… Read more »