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BGR: ‘Apple to Deploy 1Password to All 123,000 Employees, Acquisition Talks Underway’

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Jonathan Geller, writing at BGR:

Apple acquires an average of 15 to 20 companies a year, according to CEO Tim Cook. Of that number, we only hear about a couple, as most of these acquisitions or aqcui-hires are not consumer-facing, nor disclosed. However, we have exclusively learned that Apple is planning an interesting partnership and a potential acquisition of AgileBits, maker of the popular password manager 1Password.

According to our source, after many months of planning, Apple plans to deploy 1Password internally to all 123,000 employees. This includes not just employees in Cupertino, but extends all the way to retail, too. Furthermore, the company is said to have carved out a deal that includes family plans, giving up to 5 family members of each employee a free license for 1Password.

Great news and a resounding endorsement of 1Password for AgileBits. But if Apple thinks 1Password is this good, an acquisition seems like an obvious next step.

It seems clear this leak came from AgileBits, though, which seems dumb on the part of whoever blabbed. The first rule of getting acquired by Apple is you don’t talk about getting acquired by Apple.

Update 1: Statement from 1Password on Twitter:

Rumours of my acquisition are completely false. My humans and I are happily independent and plan to remain so.

The more I think about it, the weirder this story seems. Why would Apple encourage employees to use a third-party password manager — even a great one like 1Password — over the system Keychain? If the Keychain isn’t good enough they should make the Keychain better.

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AaronPresley
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SE Hawthorne Boulevard, 1921

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SE Hawthorne Boulevard looking west towards SE 37th Avenue, 1921.

 

City of Portland (OR) Archives, A2009-009.1846.

 

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AaronPresley
178 days ago
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Had no idea that Hawthorne had a train track going down the middle of it.

Google Map of similar view:

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5120864,-122.626432,3a,75y,65.13h,83.11t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sz-8Rz8hVaE88e4_GPL3B6w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Inside Amazon’s First No-Cashier, No-Checkout-Line Grocery Store

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Looks a lot like a miniature Whole Foods, which I suppose isn’t surprising.

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AaronPresley
178 days ago
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Repeatedly follow-up to show you care

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I knew a music publicist in New York City when she was at the peak of her success. A few of her clients had hits, so everyone wanted to work with her. She was flooded with new music.

Here's how she dealt with the flood:

Whenever someone would send their music, it would go into an inbox. That inbox was completely ignored.

Whenever someone would contact her to follow-up the first time, to ask if she'd received it, she would take their music out of that first inbox, and put it in a second inbox. That second inbox was also ignored.

Then if they followed-up with her a second time, asking again if she'd had the chance to listen, she would take their music out of the second inbox, and put it in a third inbox. That third inbox would get a listen if she had some spare time.

Finally, if they followed-up a third time, she would take their music out of the third inbox, and make it a priority to give it a real listen.

She saw the shocked look on my face, as she described this system. So she explained: “If someone doesn't care enough to follow-up a few times, I don't want to work with them.”

It wasn't ego. It was just a practical way to deal with a flood, and a pretty good filter for choosing new clients.

Maybe nobody else has an official system like this. But un-officially, they do. Overwhelmed people don't have time for all the random first-contacts. Patience and persistence separates you from the rest, and shows how much you care.

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AaronPresley
184 days ago
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A counter point: https://twitter.com/waxpancake/status/920345778492620800
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Here’s A New Food Cart Pod, Hitting FoPo This Spring

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Complete with covered patio

Portland’s newest food cart pod is set to land in Foster-Powell sometime this spring.

Fittingly named FOPO Food Carts, it’ll take over an empty lot at SE 74th Avenue and Foster Road. It will house 16 vendors and looks to be a rather attractive pod — the 10,000 square food lot will be decked out with bamboo landscaping, and will feature a fire pit and a covered patio.

It comes from a father-son duo at development company Anamic Construction, which has previously focused on building affordable housing. Yet co-owner Gene Pavlenko, a first-generation immigrant, says over his 20 years in Portland, he’s developed a love for Portland’s carts, which led him towards repurposing this empty lot.

“After seeing several of my favorite food carts and pods disappear over the years I realized it would be a great idea to finally contribute to the food scene.”

There are few clues about who’s going to move in as a vendor at this stage (the only stipulation is that the carts will be non-competitive with each other) — the owners are still seeking tenants at a rate of $650 per month, plus utilities.

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AaronPresley
190 days ago
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Ole Latte Food Cart Announces SE Clinton Brick and Mortar

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Remember the Picnic food cart? It’ll also reopen adjacent to the coffee shop this spring.

The popular Ole Latte food cart, owned by Todd Edward and known for its house-roasted coffees and bagels, is opening a brick and mortar with around 15 seats at 1410 SE Clinton St., PoMo reports. No opening date has been announced, but PoMo says the brick and mortar should fire up the La Marzocco espresso machine “in the next few weeks.”

Come spring, Ole Latte will be joined by the long-gone Picnic food cart, which shuttered in 2013 after earning a reputation for sandwiches featuring house-smoked meats on house-baked sourdough bread. The cart will set up shop alongside Ole Latte and the two adjacent businesses will operate as one, with seating inside Ole Latte. Picnic owner John Dovydenas also operates the Dovydenas urban winery at 1410 SE Clinton.

In preparation for the new location, Ole Latte shuttered its food cart at SW 10th and Alder on December 1, but its coffee and bagels food carts near PSU at SW 5th and Harrison soldier on. When the SE Clinton location opens, it’ll operate Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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AaronPresley
219 days ago
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Went to this place for years at their downtown cart. Glad to see a brick and mortar nearby.
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