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ass:
Yours truly: "it might be time to give Tim Cook credit for “doubling down on secrecy”."
7:52 pm — Tuesday, 20 June 2017
enabler:
Why has no one written an expose about known leaker "ATP Tipster" that hangs out every week in marco's chat and twitter feed?
8:49 pm — Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Gruber the Booger:
They mention "John Gruber" in the 'Inside Apple’s global war on leakers' epidode.

So Gurber loves any time anyone mentions him.

But lets dig a little deeper here.

According to wiki:

"The Outline is a New York based digital news company focused on power (as it relates to politics and business), culture and the future. It was founded by Joshua Topolsky in 2016 who raised $5 million from several venture capitalists to start the company."

"The Outline was founded in 2016 under a holding company named Independent Media with funding from RRE Ventures, Advancit Capital"

RRE Ventures has:

"provided $1.5 billion of venture capital financing for over 225 companies.[1] Among the firm's notable investments are Abra,[2] Avant, Betaworks, Braintree, BroadSoft, Business Insider, Buzzfeed,"

Among others.

Lets look at Advancit Capital:

"Shari Ellin Redstone (born April 14, 1954) is an American media executive with a background in numerous aspects of the entertainment industry and related ventures.[3] She currently serves as the president of National Amusements as well as vice-chairwoman of CBS Corporation[4] and Viacom.[5] Through National Amusements, Shari Redstone and her family are majority owners of CBS Corporation, Viacom, MTV Networks, BET, and the film studio Paramount Pictures."

So this is all big old money and big old media.

No thanks to Gruber for connecting those dots for us.

Meanwhile Gruber is trying to make Vox or Verge (same thing) "dickbar" a thing.

There are bigger fish to fry here.

The revolving door is endless.

Wake up John.
11:29 pm — Tuesday, 20 June 2017
knowitall:
Not sure it's an old money vs new money thing here. There are so many investors with conflicting interests in these things. The only thing they really care about is making money to be fair.

What I do think is that Topolsky hates Apple and cant handle their dominance. He is kind of a corporate hippy and takes offense at anything that appears hidden or seems to tell him what to do or how to live.

Apple represents that for him. The problem is they make the best shit and that clearly messes with his hate.

So he snipes away, a little bit at a time. I think he's the same as the NY times journalists and politicians. Actually, maybe you're right and it is a bit old money vs new money.

The fact that apple cant be cut down to size by old money / media/ politicians is burning them. They've just done it to Uber (with a little help from Uber themselves) so maybe "old money" thinks they still have the upper hand.
9:09 am — Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Gruber the Booger:
Nice take on Topolsky.

He fits your description well.

When something becomes popular or mainstream it's no longer cool or worthy of Josh's attention.

He doesn't want to work for CBS or Insert-Giant-Corporation-Here directly. That's not cool.

He will however take their money and use their well established infrastructure to make his own thing that is cool and hip, in his eyes anyway.

Then once he gets bored or too hard to work with, he moves on.
2:12 pm — Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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