M.G. Siegler

Investor. Writer. Traveler. Also I read. A lot.

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

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2 days ago

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Duel, Once Again, for Supremacy

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4 days ago

the question is, are we going to stand with Trump when he fires Mueller? Steve will do it.”

Steve Bannon Is Out of Trump’s Doghouse and Leading the Charge Against Mueller

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4 days ago

“You have to ignore low-hanging fruit, which is a little tricky,” she said. “I’m not sure if it’s the best way of doing things, actually — you’re torturing yourself along the way.”

Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman to Win a Fields Medal, Dies at 40

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5 days ago

I dance into work if I have Echo and Alexa meetings on my schedule that day.

Billboard Power 100 Cover: Amazon's Jeff Bezos & Steve Boom on Starting a New 'Golden Age' for Music

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5 days ago

There Was No ‘Golden Age’ of Air Travel

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5 days ago

Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

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5 days ago

This Season’s First Half Was a Home Run Derby

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Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA

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9 days ago

Apple Prime and the iPhone Pro

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11 days ago

The Defiant Ones – Ian C Rogers – Medium

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11 days ago

An Exhaustive Breakdown of Patrick Swayze’s ‘Road House’

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11 days ago

Nick Kyrgios, the Reluctant Rising Star of Tennis

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12 days ago

Speculation Regarding the Pricing of and Strategy Behind This Year’s New iPhones

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12 days ago

How “fake news” could get even worse

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12 days ago

“These traditional media companies have had decades of massive cashflow and they decided to stockpile that instead of investing in digital. They just kept managing earnings on their traditional businesses even though we have known for 20-plus years that the internet was going to be a big thing and now all these things have unfolded, with some surprises but in a way that was not that hard to predict. Now we are at the point where Facebook’s and Google's revenues are starting to be a substantial portion of the pie, they are attacking them, saying it is unfair.

“The truth is that Facebook and Google have always taken a long term perspective – so has Netflix, so has Amazon – that the internet would win out in the end. A lot of the big media companies always took a quarter-to-quarter perspective, a maximise earnings perspective, and that has resulted in them being in a tough position and so they attack Facebook and Google because of it.”

BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti: news publishers only have themselves to blame for losing out to Google and Facebook

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12 days ago

Nonetheless, the hard “g” still comes out on top, leading the soft one by 44% to 32%. Perhaps the most surprising result is that a third contender is nipping at the heels of the soft “g”. Enunciating each individual letter (“gee eye eff”), though more time-consuming than combining them into a single syllable, is common in Asia, and accounted for 21% of the population-weighted sample.

How do you pronounce “GIF”?

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12 days ago

Why VCs should send a personal newsletter

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12 days ago

ESPN uses iPhone 7 for 9th annual 'Body Issue' cover shoot

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14 days ago

There is a routine and daily progress that does a good job at replacing traditional work.

Why Some Men Don’t Work: Video Games Have Gotten Really Good

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14 days ago

On London’s Streets, Black Cabs and Uber Fight for a Future

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14 days ago

Volvo, Betting on Electric, Moves to Phase Out Conventional Engines

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17 days ago

Kawakami: Iguodala’s $48 million deal — why he got it, what it means, how the Warriors budget all this

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18 days ago

Cameron Crowe on the 'Singles' Soundtrack, Chris Cornell

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18 days ago

This iPhone Designer Says No More Screens

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18 days ago

The New iPad Pro Before It Goes To 11

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19 days ago

The history of cold-brew coffee is fascinating. (An 1840s Algerian fortress is involved.)

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19 days ago

An 11-Step Guide to Saving the Clippers

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21 days ago

Imagine a review of the Mac SE/30 in 1989 that instead of focusing on all the things that were great about it — both the things that were great about the Mac ever since 1984 and especially the tremendous improvement in performance and user-interface snappiness that the SE/30 brought to the board — focused instead on the things that were still faster or better on DOS, like games or being able to write batch files. That’s what these “iPad Pro Still Can’t Replace Your Laptop” reviews feel like to me.

‘Your’ vs. ‘My’

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21 days ago

What the fuck are we doing? What even is this? How much longer can we possibly unpack this Matryoshka nesting doll family until we realize that there’s nothing inside but more pretty, empty figures we don’t remember buying to display on our collective cultural mantle, for reasons we can no longer recall?

Seriously, What Are We Even Doing?

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23 days ago

The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ at 50: Still Full of Joy and Whimsy

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24 days ago

Hedging Sonic the Hedgehog

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24 days ago

The 4 people Steve Jobs handpicked to review the iPhone reflect 10 years later

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25 days ago

WWDC Clues Hint at Mac's Future

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25 days ago

He imagines a self-regulating city where cars may only be allowed in at certain times of the day, where the numbers of vehicles are limited because of congestion or carbon standards, where half-full delivery trucks will be turned away because the city can’t afford to give up the capacity on the road to a vehicle that isn’t entirely used. “The design of how that city wants to behave cannot be done in the analog system of painted lines on streets and stop signs,” Hackett says. “It’s not smart enough to regulate the equilibrium of what the city needs. Ford Motor Company has got a bright future in this because we build vehicles that will work in that system.”

How Ford’s New CEO Plans To Beat Tesla, Uber, And Google

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25 days ago

Of note, Apple does not allow you to download apps or updates that are over 100 MB, and the only app update I was not able to perform was for Facebook. The Facebook app is advertised as being a whopping 251 MB app, and I don’t know what the update size is, but it was over 100 MB. Has Facebook changed so much in the past 3 days since an update that it needed to replace over 40% of its code?

Twitter is full of people who are both upset about these app sizes and those who think delta updates make this complaint void. I think it’s important that people understand that the size you see on the Updates page in the App Store is not how much you are going to download but it’s certainly not fair to say delta updates have fixed everything. Yes, they’ve made some updates negligible, but I burned through 348 MB of of data in one day exclusively from updating my apps. That’s insane! Thankfully, I’m on an unlimited plan with T-Mobile and I’m a nerd who has turned auto-updates off so this won’t break my plan.

The apps are too damn big

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25 days ago

Baseball moves way too slowly. Is it time for a pitch clock?

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26 days ago

It’s a concrete thing now—literally,

Transbay Transit Center: Everything you need to know about it

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26 days ago

Charlie Munger: The Psychology of Human Misjudgement

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26 days ago

Interesting dive into the notion of "super teams" versus "stable teams" (in rugby and beyond)...

Should the Lions pick all 15 players from one team?

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26 days ago

Meteorologists are running out of colors to map extreme heat

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26 days ago

“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” Leslee Dart, a spokeswoman for Mr. Lewis said in a statement released on Tuesday. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”

Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting

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26 days ago

“It’s kind of like when you are a little kid and you know you are getting away with something,” said Chris Burniske, an industry analyst at ARK Invest. “It’s not going to last forever, but it’s fun in the interim. The space is giddy right now.”

Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering

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27 days ago

Damn the Writers, Maybe

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27 days ago

Conglomerates Didn’t Die. They Look Like Amazon.

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27 days ago

Advice for large teams on Slack

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27 days ago

Why cities live forever – The Long Now Foundation – Medium

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31 days ago

Backing Into Apple Television

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31 days ago

But for Bezos, wounded assets in important or growing business categories aren’t challenges to be avoided. They are puzzles to be solved. (See: The Post, Washington.) Grocery is an $800 billion market in the U.S., still largely untouched by the internet and resistant to change. Whole Foods itself has a well-established brand and high-income demographic that maps well to Amazon’s own customer base, and in particular its Amazon Prime subscription service, with an estimated 80 million members.

Bezos's Grocery 'Waterloo' Is Now His Biggest Opportunity

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31 days ago

the New York Yacht Club, its first champion, won 24 times in a row. That is, for 132 years straight.

The America’s Cup is becoming Formula One on the water

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