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Quotes of the week: "Chasing Pokeymans"

“One thing is to make sure our products work well with other developers’ kinds of products like Pokeyman [sic], and so that’s the reason you see so many iPhones out there in the wild chasing Pokeymans [sic].”

Apple’s Tim Cook demonstrates how not to pronounce Pokémon


Yahoo “humanised and popularised the web, e-mail (and) search”.

Marissa Meyer’s eulogy to Yahoo as she announced the $4.8bn acquisition of its operating business by Verizon


“We currently don't have the tools to do it, but we're on the path to developing a whole lot of new tools which could.”

Scientist Dr Elaine Murphy on the New Zealand government’s announcement of its target to eradicate all of New Zealand's predators by 2050


“If my phone can receive instructions without my knowledge – with just a beam of a device similar to a TV remote control – what are the limits of being on my device.”

Cyber security expert Peter Tran on Apple’s technology patent to disable your iPhone’s camera using an infrared signal


“People are saturated with nonsense like Pokémon Go, for fuck's sake.”

Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof lambasts Pokemon, Twitter, and Facebook at the RSA security conference, while saying because he uses an old Nokia phone he has no need for cyber-security


“A cyber incident is not a problem just for the automaker involved. It is a problem for every automaker around the world. It is a matter of public safety.”

General Motors CEO Mary Barra calls for the auto industry to get serious about car cyber-security


“Cannot wait for perfect.”

Mark Rosekind, Head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), calling for autonomous vehicles to be deployed quickly because they “will save people’s lives”


“It’s kind of like criticizing a war novel for not having enough patriotism.”

Antonio García-Martinez, author of Chaos Monkeys, responding to criticism that his new book about life in Silicon Valley isn’t optimistic enough


“If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton's 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!”

Donald Trump exonerating any country that wants to hack the US Government. His Reddit AMA was surprisingly tame in comparison


“A combination of the recent 'Brexit', the change of prime minister and the cabinet changes resulting in a new secretary of state has led to a 'pause' on issuing new calls and on signing new grant funding agreements nationwide.”

From an email sent to Capital Enterprise, an umbrella group for 600 tech start-ups, by Coast to Capital, a group that allocates European funding around the south-east of England


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