“People aren’t making money on MP3 encoders anymore.” That should have been the headline when Fraunhofer IIS announced they were terminating their licensing program for the codec. But in a ridiculous case of news organizations reporting a press release, many site were declaring the MP3 “dead”. Marco Arment wrote up an excellent piece explaining why this is decidedly wrong.
Marco Arment of Marco.org comments: A lot of people who know relatively little about Microsoft are commenting about new CEO Satya Nadella, and I’ll gladly join that list. Nadella comes from Microsoft’s enterprise and cloud services division, which suggests that these are likely to become Microsoft’s focal areas going forward. I’ve seen two main opinions […]
Marco Arment Marco.org comments: Since iOS’ launch in 2007, people have devoted a lot of time and money to copying the UI. Samsung, of course, is the biggest offender, but the copying has gone far beyond them: almost all modern smartphones and tablets have parts that resemble the old iOS UI. (Some have more parts […]