WIRED: Apple Says It Won’t Be an MVNO. Here’s Why It Should.


Apple Says It Won’t Be an MVNO. Here’s Why It Should.

It actually makes way too much sense for Apple to become an MNVO. So why won’t it?

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The Loop: Samsung’s glamor days are over


"The writing has long been on the wall for any premium Android maker: as soon as low end hardware became ‘good enough,’ there would be no reason to buy a premium brand," said Ben Thompson, an analyst at Stratechery…. in Taipei.

That’s a great quote from Ben, and so true.∞ Read this on The Loop

Cult of Mac: Apple claims it has no interest in becoming your carrier

Just a day after Business Insider reported that Apple is planning to become a wireless carrier by launching an MVNO, the iPhone-maker’s PR team is squashing the rumor. “We have not discussed nor do we have any plans to launch an MVNO,” said an Apple spokeswoman in a statement on Tuesday provided to Reuters. According […]

9to5Mac: Apple denies reports, says it’s not planning to become a carrier with MVNO service

Apple today denied a recent report that the company is in the process of testing out its own Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services, a sign it could be laying the groundwork to offer its own wireless services for its devices. Apple has officially issued a statement on the story from Business Insider, saying it’s […]

The Loop: What you need to know about the Thunderstrike 2 worm


Wired has reported on new research being presented at this week’s Black Hat security conference on a proof-of-concept Mac worm that could spread through the Mac’s firmware, rather than software. While Wired’s piece makes this sound like a super worm capable of leaping through air gaps and infecting the world’s Macs, the reality is more mundane. The research itself is excellent and fascinating work from Trammell Hudson and Xeno Kovah, and as always we hope Apple patches all the flaws quickly, but this isn’t something most Apple users need to lose any sleep over.Here are the answers to your most pertinent questions about this vulnerability.

As always, Rich Mogull is the guy I trust the most for any Mac security issues. Rich’s level headed expertise is why I know the vast majority of the Tech Media’s reporting on these issues is always blown completely out of proportion to the threat. I’d encourage all of you to follow Rich on Twitter so that the next time this happens (and, because it’s the Tech Media, it will happen again), you’ll be able to confidently ignore the Chicken Little’s.∞ Read this on The Loop

$JCP News: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. strengthens its executive leadership team with the appointment of Michael Amend and Mike Robbins

Michael Amend, formerly vice president of online, mobile and omnichannel for The Home Depot, will be joining JCPenney on Aug. 4 as?executive vice president of omnichannel. Additionally, Mike Robbins, formerly the senior vice president of global supply …