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Parker Ortolani

Parker Ortolani

Product Manager

Parker Ortolani is a product manager on the Vox Media brand licensing team focused on supporting The Verge, Polygon, and the Vox Media Podcast Network. A long time fan of the site, Parker has set out to develop a wide array of consumer products to surprise and delight The Verge community. Previously, Parker managed consumer product development and marketing for BuzzFeed and was a contributing writer for 9to5Mac.

Watch our staff try the Vision Pro.

In addition to our detailed review, The Verge video team brought in Vox Media employees from different areas of the company to experience the Apple Vision Pro for the very first time.

See their reactions, including mine, right here. Let’s just say there were a lot of “whoa(s).”

Apple brought Clarus to the Mac’s 40th birthday party.

Tim Cook shared a fun animation celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original Macintosh, and hidden amongst the colorful array of products and iconography is none other than Clarus, a lesser-known piece of Mac history otherwise referred to as the “dogcow.”

Designed by legendary graphic designer Susan Kare for the original Macintosh as part of the Cairo font, Clarus continues to make cameos in Apple’s software. Stephen Hackett has a great write-up at 512 Pixels on Clarus that I highly recommend, especially on a day like today.

Today is the last day of The Verge merch sale!

Still need a gift for your tech-obsessed loved one? Just want to grab something special for yourself? Look no further than The Verge merch store. Today is the final day of our big Black Friday weekend sale. Take 30 percent off shirts and hats, 20 percent off tote bags, 40 percent off ceramic mugs, and so much more!

Colorful grid of various merch products from The Verge celebrating the holiday season
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New merch alert!

We’ve just added three brand new shirts to The Verge merch store inspired by various jokes sure to be familiar to the eagle eyed Verge reader. If you’re also wondering what a photo is now or are concerned about the future of content moderation these are for you. Plus, we’ve made the perfect shirt for fans of Decoder and yes, org charts.

In addition to new gear, we’ve also released The Verge store holiday gift guide. If you’re looking for a gift for The Verge reading gadget lover in your life, we’ve got you covered.

Three new shirts from The Verge: Decoder Org Charts, Content Moderation, and “What is a photo?” priced at $29.99 each
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ICYMI: The Verge’s dbrand skins are available now

Last week we unveiled our partnership with dbrand that includes two new device skin designs: blocks and monogram. Early orders are beginning to arrive to customers and we can’t wait to see them on peoples’ devices. Including yours, so follow this link to order your own The Verge x dbrand skins.

Galaxy Z Fold with a Verge dbrand skin in someone’s hand
The Verge x dbrand Blocks Skin

The Verge and dbrand have partnered on new skins for the Pixel 8, iPhone 15, and more

Blocks and Monogram are new custom designs from The Verge and are available in either skin or case form from dbrand for all of your favorite devices.