Google Play passes your private data to developers…

…every time you purchase an app in their store.

Your name, your address, your email.

Open.

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So, Google Glass…

I guess it’ll launch this year, and just like the new Chromebook Pixel it’ll be around 1.500 USD.

Doesn’t it seem weird that you have to pay Google money so you can send them your life in real time? Anyone?

Also, I predict a sudden rise in face punchings in the Mountain View area by pissed off boyfriends.

Oh yeah, it’ll tank just like the Nexus Q… Seriously, just think about this for a minute, and you’ll likely reach the same conclusion.

The perks of licensing. HTC’s new flagship “One” smartphone. @daringfireball

John Gruber of Daring Fireball asks a very good question

Aluminum casing with antennas integrated in the exterior? Long press the home button to get a voice-driven interface, double-tap the home button to bring up the multitasking switcher? Can’t quite put my finger on where I’ve seen these things before.

regarding HTC’s new smartphone, the HTC One, but surprisingly doesn’t follow up with an answer.

Here is one:
On Dec. 6th, 2012 HTC made a global licensing deal with Apple. We don’t know what’s included in the deal, but I’m sure HTC is in the clear with this.

Tim Cook, in his own words.

Yesterday evening my time Tim Cook answered questions at a Goldman Sachs conference. This is what stood out to me:

– On Greenlight’s lawsuit concerning Apple’s proxy statement for the shareholders meeting:

We wish people involved in this lawsuit would take this money and donate it to a good cause. This is a waste of money for all involved…a silly sideshow. But you’re not going to see us sending out a mailing or campaigning for our proposal. It’s the right thing to do, and I’m going to vote for it.

– On Apple’s DNA:

For many year, this idea of “vertical integration” was out of favor. People thought it was kind of crazy, but we never did and we continued to build. This is something you work decades for. I think there are people trying desperately to catch up, and they’re finding it very difficult to do.

– On low-cost and prepaid markets, concerning iPhone:

We wouldn’t do anything we don’t consider to be a great product. That’s just not who we are.

– On “Apple would never…” statements:

The only thing we’ll never do is make a crappy product. That’s the only religion we have…we must do something great. Something bold, something ambitious.

– On iPad market share:

I don’t know about market share because we’re the only ones really report numbers, but if you look at usage, IBM saw over Black Friday that shopping activity on iPad was twice as high as the entire Android market.

Good stuff.