The New-Campus Edition Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Complete Story Behind Apple's Futuristic New Campus, 'Apple Park', by Kif Leswing, Business Insider

Apple employees will begin moving into a new campus in Cupertino, California this month. [...]

Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs once said that the new campus was "a shot at building the best office building in the world."

It will house 13,000 employees on over 2.8 million square feet of office space. Apple employees will enjoy fruit trees, a massive fitness center, and a workspace that's been carefully overseen by Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer.

America’s Unhealthy Obsession With Multitasking Is Driving Its Biggest New Reading Trend, by Thu-Huong Ha, Quartz

Audiobooks are a way for people who were once big readers to keep up with their youthful curiosity. As they find themselves with less leisure time than they had in college, the gym and the car become opportunities to be stimulated. “I used to read a lot, and probably stopped when I went to law school,” says Jamie Brooks, a lawyer based in New York City. Now she listens to an audiobook a week, on average three hours a day, on the train to work and before bed.

Siri Knows It's April Fools' Day, by Olivia B. Waxman, Time

Apple anticipated that iPhone users may try to mess with Siri, its voice-command feature for the mobile device, on April Fools' Day.

So when users ask Siri "What are you doing today?", they will likely get a variety of responses including "Just bein' a fool. A fool for your requests."

Comcast, AT&T, And Verizon Say You Shouldn’t Worry About Gutting Of Internet Privacy Rules, by Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge

Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon published blog posts this morning responding to the backlash they’ve been receiving since Congress voted to revoke a strong set of internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from using or sharing their customers’ web browsing history without permission. The companies take different approaches when responding, but the takeaway from all three is that they think customers should stop worrying.

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