Happy St. Patrick's Day, kids. Here's the big news of the day:Before Steve Jobs died, he told his top 100 staffers that he had no plan to do a TV because televisions are a crappy business. Late Friday, an employee at well-funded startup GitHub announced on Twitter she was quitting because of persistent harassment at the company. On Sunday, GitHub announced that it was suspending one of its co-founders. Jony Ive did a long interview with the Sunday Times. (This feels like it's to drown out a new negative book coming out on Apple by a former Wall Street Journal reporter. The book is "Haunted Empire," and it's on a media tour starting today.) Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, filed for an IPO. Its revenue and earnings are smaller than we expected. Revenues in 2013: $188 million, up 185%. (Twitter by contrast got $665 million in the same period.) Net loss in 2013: $38 million (its net loss is declining). The Dorian Nakamoto who was accused of inventing Bitcoin by Newsweek is now lawyered up. He unconditionally denies inventing Bitcoin. Marissa Mayer's first redesign of Flickr was a flop, so she's re-redesigning. The new look should be out in a few weeks. ISI analyst put out a note last night saying that Apple has the "mother lode" upgrade cycles coming this summer with a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone. This analyst isn't the most solid source, so be skeptical, but there is a lot of smoke around the idea of two iPhones right now. The NYT profiles Planet Labs, a startup sending satellites into outer space. It says there are a bunch of startups trying to go to space right now. This isn't new, but we missed it last week: influential developer Marco Arment has a rant about why every big tech company ends up doing bad stuff eventually. Meet AOL's digital prophet, Shingy. He's a really nice guy who dresses to shock you. He works with advertisers, and chose the grandiose title for fun.
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