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Blake Dowling: Apples to Apples

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How many of us use Apple products in our day to day business, political and personal lives? When I switched from a Treo to an iPhone 3GS in 2009, it was a game changer for workplace mobility; a truly wonderful device (which I still have as a paperweight). I read Walter Isaacson’s book on Steve Jobs last year; it was tremendous. The chapter describing the creation of the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad and the launch of the iPhone years…

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In Tampa, potential CFO candidate Jeremy Ring tells his story

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Broward Democrat Jeremy Ring isn’t officially a candidate for Chief Financial Officer, but he talked the part during a stop in Tampa on Friday. Speaking at the Oxford Exchange as part of the Cafe Con Tampa weekly event, the former Yahoo executive introduced himself to the audience by humble-bragging about his private sector background, describing himself as the first salesman for the internet search engine company when he started there as a 24-year-old (he’s 46 now). As proud as he was of his…

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Apple makes Siri smarter, rolls out software improvements

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Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors’ recent moves by building more artificial intelligence into its Siri digital assistant, photos, maps and other online services. The tech giant kicked off its annual software conference by announcing new software features for the Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well, while unveiling a new design for the Apple Music service. It’s also extending Apple Pay to the web, so users can pay for purchases made…

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Apple starts a busy week with new iPhone launch

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Apple is kicking off a busy week: Today the giant tech company will host reporters and analysts at its Silicon Valley headquarters for a product launch event. On Tuesday, its lawyers will square off with authorities in federal court over the FBI’s demand for help unlocking a San Bernardino killer’s encrypted iPhone. The tech giant’s dispute with the government has commanded headlines for weeks, but it may get scant mention at the company’s product event. Instead, CEO Tim Cook is…

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Mitch Perry’s Top Ten movies, music and books for 2015

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As an inveterate moviegoer, for years, I’ve noted my favorite films of the year, sharing those opinions with any friends who cared to listen. Starting with Creative Loafing in 2009, I’ve had the honor of writing virtually every day about the events of the day. Now — right before I take off for the holidays to my California roots — I wrote a compendium of “Top Tens” of 2015, not only of favorite movies but music and books as well.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.8.15 — Remembering John Lennon

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Props to St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, whose rebuke to Donald Trump via Twitter is a featured story on this morning’s Drudge Report. I’m going to let the fallout from Trump’s comment that the U.S. government should ban all Muslims from entering the country marinate for at least another 24 hours, to think about something else. It was 35 years tonight that John Lennon was assassinated in New York City. For those of us around at the time, it’s a moment where we…

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Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO

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Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service’s audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses. The hiring revealed Monday in a regulatory filing ends Twitter’s three-month search for a new leader. It marks Dorsey’s second stint as CEO since he helped start the San Francisco company more than nine years ago with Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. Twitter dumped Dorsey…

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