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Thu. 09/19 - Huawei Launches a Flagship Without Google Apps

September 19th, 2019


Huawei tries to launch a flagship smartphone without a Google net, could Apple and Disney have merged? Some really interesting raises, for Automattic …

Wed. 09/18 - Does Anyone Know What "Unlimited" Means?

September 18th, 2019


Facebook debuts Portal TV, and wants to make AR smart glasses to replace your smartphone, Google Fi has an “unlimited” plan that is every bit as unlimited as any other, the Apple Watch Series 5 reviews and autonomous …

Tue. 09/17 - The iPhone 11 Reviews Are In

September 17th, 2019


WeWork’s IPO is off for now, Amazon Music HD is going after Tidal, the Streaming Wars mean big price tags for Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory, and a …

Mon. 09/16 - Did Amazon Change its Algorithms to Make Itself More Profitable?

September 16th, 2019


If Amazon wants to tip-toe past the regulators, headlines like those from today can’t help, October is going to be filthy with major tech launch …

Building AI We Can Trust With Gary Marcus

September 15th, 2019


As I mentioned in the Weekend Longreads segment, Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis had an op ed in the times that has changed the way I think about the state of AI. But they’re also the authors of a great new book, Rebooting …

iPhone Event Debrief With John Voorhees of MacStories

September 14th, 2019


We had the big iPhone announcement this week, so to break it down, our good friend at MacStories, John Voorhees is here to dive into… why so much backlash to this event? Was it boring? What did we actually get from …

Fri. 09/13 - Cloudflare IPO: Good. WeWork IPO: (???...)

September 13th, 2019


Cloudflare has a successful IPO, but will WeWork’s planned IPO be considered a success even if it actually has one? Is another investment bubble …

Thu. 09/12 - Uber: We're NOT in the Ride Hailing Business!

September 12th, 2019


Uber says the California contractor law doesn’t apply to it because it is… checks notes… not technically in the ride hailing business, will France block Libra in the EU, dark mode comes to Slack, crowd-sourced answers …

Wed. 09/11 - California Borks The Gig Economy (?)

September 11th, 2019


Will a California law change the entire landscape of the gig economy? Can Dutchie build a Shopify-like ecommerce platform for cannabis? Will Switzerland be less welcoming to Libra that Facebook hoped? And a rundown of …

Tue. 09/10 - The iPhone 11 Event

September 10th, 2019


All the news from the iPhone launch. Also, the Attorneys General officially go after Google… but why is California sitting this one out? And… is Masa …

Mon. 09/09 - Apple Hides Its Own Apps (Sorta)

September 9th, 2019


The MIT Media Lab director steps down, Apple sort of hides its own apps in App Store searches, why big tech should worry about the states as much as …

Fri. 09/06 - Sonos Goes Portable and Apple Music Goes To The Web

September 6th, 2019


Apple might have just given us the final reason to delete iTunes, Sonos has its first portable speaker, the Attorney’s General are targeting Facebook as well, it’s duplicating Google services all the way down, and, of …

Thurs. 09/05 - Know When To Unfold Them

September 5th, 2019


China tracked Uyghur travelers by hacking Asian telcos, the company formerly known as WeWork drops its IPO target, Samsung has found a fold fix, …

Wed. 09/04 - A Phone to Save You From The Internet?

September 4th, 2019


Google gets a fine and is about to be investigated by all the states, Android 10 is here, a $14k gaming chair is here, a slew of new Fire TV devices are here, and the Light Phone 2 wants to save you from the Internet.

Tue. 09/03 - Foldable Phones Refuse To Die

September 3rd, 2019


Samsung is gonna take another crack at foldable phones with a different design, sleep tracking is coming to the Apple Watch, Firefox 69 locks down …

Fri. 08/30 - The Worst iPhone Attack Ever

August 30th, 2019


The biggest iPhone attack ever, Microsoft wants to make tablet mode on Windows 10 more desktop-y, airlines are banning Macbook Pros, Jack Ma and Elon …

Thu. 08/29 - Apple Bends On "Right To Repair"

August 29th, 2019


Apple makes nice with repair shops (and saves the date for the iPhone launch next month), an undersea cable mostly already built could be axed cause… …

Wed. 08/28 - Apple Walks Back the Siri Thing

August 28th, 2019


Apple walks back the Siri grading program, Peloton’s S-1 reveals an interesting company, Fitbit’s interesting new smartwatch, don’t travel if you use social media at all, and another new service enters the Google …

Tue. 08/27 - Anthony Levandowski Arrested

August 27th, 2019


Anthony Levandowski is arrested, Facebook is taking another run at Snapchat with something called Threads, Yelp adds personalized results for the …

Mon. 08/26 - The Most Powerful Chromebooks Ever

August 26th, 2019


Google and Dell team up for enterprise-grade Chromebooks, Baidu makes big leaps in smart-speaker market share, Binance lets you lend crypto for interest, publishers sue Audible and why, when it comes to autonomy, maybe …

Taking Elon's Temperature With Tesla Daily

August 24th, 2019


About a year ago, Elon Musk was doing so much crazy stuff, I was desperate for someone to tell me what was going on. So, I reached out to Rob Maurer from the Tesla Daily podcast to be a sort of Elon whisperer for me. …

Fri. 08/23 - Are "Partners" Looking To Exit Libra?

August 23rd, 2019


YouTube shuts down channels over Hong Kong content, some of Facebook’s Libra partners are having second thoughts, the WSJ finds some shady items on Amazon, the reviews of the Galaxy Note10+ are in, and the weekend …

Thu. 08/22 - Google Deserts Desserts (h/t The Verge)

August 22nd, 2019


Will we see an iPhone Pro next month? Google has a new proposal for ad tracking, Android deserts dessert nomenclature, why hasn’t tech solved parking …

Wed. 08/21 - The Bull Case For WeWork

August 21st, 2019


Next gen chips from Intel, the real HQ2 for Amazon is in India, the controversy around Apple blocking ad tracking on kids apps is a real case for …

Tue. 08/20 - Is Apple TV+ DOA?

August 20th, 2019


Twitter suspends a bunch of China-linked accounts, is Apple TV+ dead on arrival? 23 towns in Texas are hit with ransomware, and why isn’t Alexa in …

Mon. 08/19 - The Silicon Chip To Define The AI Era?

August 19th, 2019


Libra gets competition, Spotify and Roku get family friendly, Amazon is sitting out the launch of Disney+ (for now), Ikea is serious about becoming a smart-home player, and can the world’s largest semiconductor chip …

Is The Netflix Algo Broken? With Julia Alexander @loudmouthjulia

August 17th, 2019


On a recent weekend longreads segment, I recommended a piece by The Verge’s Julia Alexander asking whether Netflix’s recommendation algorithms were …

Fri. 08/16 - Coinbase says all your bitcoin base are belong to us

August 16th, 2019


Coinbase says all your bitcoin base are belong to us, Apple sues a “virtualization” company, was Amazon offering vendors a pay to play scheme with Amazon Choice, and, as always, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 08/15 - Three Words And An App That Could Save Your Life

August 15th, 2019


Facebook tweaks groups, Google Assistant lets you remind family members, can we be training voice AI in a better way, say hello to the Sega Genesis Mini, and the free app that can save your life out in the wilderness.

Wed. 08/14 - “We” Files, a MacBook Pro “No Fly List” and “Boatbnb”

August 14th, 2019


WeWork files for its IPO, a huge data leak reveals fingerprints, facial recognition data and more, are you going to have trouble taking your MacBook Pro on your next flight, why Two and a Half Men is the next big piece …

Tue. 08/13 - Automattic & Tumblr & Snap & Spectacles 3

August 13th, 2019


Tumblr finds its final home (hopefully), new Snap Spectacles, a new gaming startup tries to one-up Fortnite’s social model, why your DSLR camera is a …

Mon. 08/12 - Your 108 Megapixel Smartphone Camera

August 12th, 2019


Would you want (or need) a 108MP smartphone camera? The “Ninja” Blevins/Twitch breakup explained. The cat-and-mouse between Chrome and paywalls …

(Feed Takeover) Introducing- Waveform with MKBHD

August 12th, 2019


Hey Techmeme Ride Home Fans, we think you may like the podcast Waveform with MKBHD. Waveform is a tech podcast for the gadget lovers and tech heads. …

Fri. 08/09 - Can Ride Hailing EVER Make Money?

August 9th, 2019


Uber and Lyft continue to lose money hand over fist, Huawei has a backup OS plan, Piano has a smarter paywall for news outlets, people are texting their “number neighbors” and of course, the weekend longreads …

Thu. 08/08 - I Put Zero Thought Into This Episode Title (explained in the episode)

August 8th, 2019


All the headlines from the Galaxy Note 10 event, to what degree does Zuckerberg really want to keep Instagram independent, Google is expanding podcast search capabilities, you can now tell Alexa to slow down, and …

Wed. 08/07 - The Disney+ Bundle Is Nuts

August 7th, 2019


We have a launch date for Disney+ and we also have confirmation of a wicked compelling bundle, FedEx officially breaks up with Amazon, Amazon trades accusations with CVS and Walgreens, iOS API changes make life …

Tue. 08/06 - The Apple Card is Here, And It's A... Credit Card...

August 6th, 2019


The Apple Card is here (for some of you), industrial cyberattacks have doubled, are Yelp and Grubhub partnering to hurt restaurants, Amazon’s scoot robots come to Southern California, 5G comes to New York City and what …

Mon. 08/05 - Cloudflare Breaks Up With 8chan

August 5th, 2019


Cloudflare stops doing business with 8chan, two big new smartwatch releases, why the Athletic believes people will pay for sports news, the 22 year …

(Feed Takeover) Introducing Sean Carroll's Mindscape

August 5th, 2019


Each week, Sean Carroll hosts conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors …

The State of Amazon With Jason Del Rey

August 3rd, 2019


The Vox/Recode family has a new podcast, Land of the Giants. And so we’re going to talk to Jason Del Rey, the voice behind the first season of this podcast, which focuses on Amazon. But look, I’ve wanted to get someone …

Fri. 08/02 - Stop Listening To Me, Siri!

August 2nd, 2019


Google and Apple suspend their programs where humans listen in on what you say to your voice assistant, Google will let Android users in Europe pick a search engine, Verizon tortures the very definition of words, Amazon …

Thu. 08/01 - Chips Get Faster, Scooters Get Rugged-er

August 1st, 2019


Intel’s faster new chips, Bird’s more durable new scooters, Samsung’s new lack of a headphone jack, Cisco settles with the government, IBM’s facing an age discrimination lawsuit, Cloudflare’s planning an IPO and the new …

Wed. 07/31 - Apple: What, Me Worry?

July 31st, 2019


Apple isn’t selling as many iPhones, but they want you to know that that’s just fine. Samsung isn’t selling as many high end smartphones as they’d like, but seemingly no one is. There’s a new Galaxy Tab, Facebook hasn’t …

Tue. 07/30 - The Capital One Breach Is A Weird One

July 30th, 2019


Another day, another data breach… but this Capital One breach has some odd new wrinkles, the Android smartphone industry continues to be a tough gig for most manufacturers, I’m ready for smart contact lenses and …

Mon. 07/29 - Google Leaks, So We Don't Have To

July 29th, 2019


Google continues to leak Pixel 4 details itself, Github bans users from specific countries, will we eventually see a TikTok phone? Consolidation in …

Fri. 07/26 - The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Is Approved

July 26th, 2019


The T-Mobile/Sprint merger gets the go-ahead, a whole bunch of odds-n-ends Apple stories, SoftBank announces a new Vision Fund, the biggest earnings …

Thu. 07/25 - The Galaxy Fold Lives!

July 25th, 2019


Samsung says we will finally see the Galaxy Fold in September, Tesla has a bad earnings miss, Deep Mind and Waymo partner to hopefully speed up AV …

Wed. 07/24 - Is Media Piracy Coming Back?

July 24th, 2019


The FTC comes down on Facebook, but is the new DOJ probe really what Silicon Valley should worry about? Cruise won’t be self-driving taxis in San …

Tues. 7/23 - Intel Outside

July 23rd, 2019


Apple may buy Intel’s floundering 5G chip division, new rumored iPhone models seem like modest bumps, the attorney general dreams of an impossible encryption backdoor, a Facebook design flaw potentially exposed children …

Mon. 7/22 - Just the Equifax, Ma'am

July 22nd, 2019


Equifax agrees to a settlement over its massive 2017 data breach, Microsoft invests a billion dollars in an generalized AI startup, Huawei is linked …

Is Tech Making Us- Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid?

July 21st, 2019


Is technology really rotting our brains, destroying our society... or is that what everyone has always worried about with every technological …

The Moon Landing With Charles Fishman

July 20th, 2019


So, today, July 20th 2019 is the 50th anniversary of human beings walking on the moon for the first time. As Glenn mentioned on Friday’s weekend …

Fri. 7/19 - This Pentagon Contract Is Not the One You’re Looking For

July 19th, 2019


Microsoft makes boring pay dividends, Trump says he’ll use JEDI mind tricks to examine a Pentagon bid, Orlando ends a controversial facial-recognition test with Amazon, and your weekend long read suggestions.

Thurs. 07/18 - Netflix's Numbers Visit the Upside Down

July 18th, 2019


Netflix's growth disappoints, but Stranger Things have happened. The Democratic National Committee tells candidates to avoid the photo-aging …

Wed. 07/17 - Neuralink and Boston Dynamics Are Ready For Their Closeup

July 17th, 2019


Google says Project Dragonfly is dead, Apple might be producing its own original podcasts, the Switch regular gets a refresh, and two long-time …

Tue. 07/16 - Who Put The Politics In My Tech?

July 16th, 2019


Facebook explains Libra to Congress, Amazon might be next in the EU’s woodshed, Google might be next in Trump’s woodshed, another Tesla lineup shakeup, a couple of interesting raises and Microsoft opens Windows up to …

Mon. 07/15 - Don't Naruto-Rush Area 51

July 15th, 2019


The FTC is readying a record fine for Facebook, but is it just a parking ticket? Qualcomm refreshes the Snapdragon lineup, governments want to make money off of selling your data also, Microsoft Office quietly winning …

Is Ecommerce Gonna Kill The Grocery Store? With Joe Fassler

July 14th, 2019


Remember that longread from Friday? I knew lots of physical retail was under threat from ecommcerce, but do we have to worry about the grocery store too? As I said, this was something I’ve never considered. So read the …

The Superhuman Brouhaha With Mike Davidson

July 13th, 2019


Remember the whole Superhuman kerfuffle of the last week or so? Mike Davidson wrote a blog post calling out some shady stuff in the Superhuman email …

Fri. 07/12 - Amazon Developing A High-End Echo Speaker

July 12th, 2019


Amazon is developing a high-end Echo speaker, the PC market’s not dead yet, Postmates is having second thoughts about going public and might shop itself around instead, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 07/11 - Bird In Trouble Or Turning The Corner?

July 11th, 2019


Apple quietly brings the hammer down on Zoom’s hidden web server, Apple also turns off Walkie Talkie in order to fix it, Google Assistant is listening in on you also, Amazon Music is a streaming dark-horse and dang is …

Wed. 07/10 - The New Switch Lite Drops The... "Switching"

July 10th, 2019


The Nintendo Switch Lite is a smaller cheaper Switch that doesn’t “switch,” HBO Max is ready for the streaming thunderdome, is Slack falling behind …

Tue. 07/09 - Apple Culls The MacBook Herd

July 9th, 2019


Apple culls the MacBook herd, YouTube returns to FireTV, a weird zero day exploit in Zoom’s video conferencing app, Elon Musk shakes up his autopilot …

Mon. 07/08 - The Rise of the Professional Dungeon Master

July 8th, 2019


Your driver’s license is already being used for facial recognition surveillance, VC investment in Chinese startups is plummeting, I have an answer to my question around cities paying ransom to hackers, and if this …

The Man Who Could Have Been Bill Gates? (Pt. 2)

July 7th, 2019


Part Two of the legendary Gary Kildall Story...

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The Man Who Could Have Been Bill Gates? (Pt. 1)

July 6th, 2019


Part One of the legendary Gary Kildall Story... 

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Fri. 07/05 - Apple Waves the White Flag on Keyboards?

July 5th, 2019


A Superhuman mea culpa, no mea culpa but Apple might be ready to tacitly admit the butterfly keyboards were a mistake, inside Walmart’s turf battles …

Wed. 07/03 - Why Is Everyone Arguing Over Superhuman?

July 3rd, 2019


Telsa sold a lot more Model 3’s than anyone expected, more signs of tech manufacturing fleeing China, Uber’s new Dine-In service is kinda brilliant, …

Tue. 07/02 - Are ISP Caps the Achilles Heel of Game Streaming?

July 2nd, 2019


We know when the Galaxy Note 10 is coming, we don’t know why Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0, Nvidia refreshes the RTX line, meditation app Calm is finding success in an interesting way, and Loon is about to have its …

Mon. 07/01 - Was Jony Ive Burned Out AT Apple or BY Apple?

July 1st, 2019


Was Jony Ive burned out at Apple or was he burned out BY Apple? Again, Roku as the quiet mega-player in the streaming wars, how TikTok is spending its way to ubiquity (on the backs of those it wants to supplant) and how …

Bitcoin- What the Heck? With CoinTalk's Aaron Lammer

June 30th, 2019


I didn’t cover it, but you might have noticed that this week, bitcoin did indeed cross that magical $10,000 mark, in fact, got to $13,000 a coin only to flash crash back down again almost to $10,000. But look, seemingly …

Silicon Valley and Monopoly With Matt Stoller

June 29th, 2019


Is it really different this time? Is the regulatory hammer about to come down on Silicon Valley? Matt Stoller is a fellow at the Open Markets …

Fri. 06/28 - Jony Ive Leaves Apple

June 28th, 2019


Jony Ive is leaving Apple, health tech is having its first big IPO, Amazon looks like it is finally ready to kill UPS, I’ve got issues with Google’s new reCAPTCHA’s and the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 06/27 - The Mystery That Is Superhuman

June 27th, 2019


Twitter still allows public figures to break its rules, but it will warn you when they do, Zuckerberg says you need him on that wall, the US Wireless …

Wed. 06/26 - Apple Acquires

June 26th, 2019


Apple buys, the days of the phone notch might be numbered, the first solar powered electric car, fighting over the streaming rights for The …

Tue. 06/25 - Bill Gates' Biggest Mistake

June 25th, 2019


LinkedIn’s changes mean peak newsfeed is truly behind us, hackers have been stealing a massive amount of phone data without touching phones, early …

Mon. 06/24 - Why Tonight's SpaceX Launch Is So Important

June 24th, 2019


The Raspberry Pi 4 might finally be a full PC replacement, the first real bipartisan bill around data collection has arrived, is the Echo Show 5 the …

E3 Wrapup and the Gaming Space with Brian Heater of TechCrunch

June 23rd, 2019


E3 was last week, not even this past week, but I did want to get a debrief on what went on there, so I had to wait for everyone to get back from E3 and Brian Heater of TechCrunch is here to file a report. Where is …

CoinDesk's Brady Dale On Libra and the "Crypto Spring"

June 22nd, 2019


Well, given the news of the week, I knew we needed to do a deep dive on Libra, so I called up our friend Brady Dale at CoinDesk and we get into it. …

Fri. 06/21 - Google Abandons Tablets

June 21st, 2019


Google is getting out of the tablet business, there’s a MacBook Pro recall but not because of keyboard issues, a startup is aiming to disrupt the billable hour in the legal space, the world’s “first” electric plane is …

Thu. 06/20 - Slack's (kinda) IPO

June 20th, 2019


Slack debuts as a publicly traded company, there will be Congressional hearings about Libra, a Florida city pays ransom money to hackers, getting …

Wed. 06/19 - The Fallout From Facebook Coin

June 19th, 2019


More revelations about the horrible job that is Facebook Moderation, Best Buy now doubles as a Genius Bar—sorta, YouTube has some new AR tricks and …

Tue. 06/19 – Is Facebook Now in Crypto... or Just Payments?

June 18th, 2019


Facebook announces Libra, Twitch acquires Bebo, are unmanned convenience stores something people even want, Facebook wants more houses in Silicon Valley, and LA real estate is starting to look like Silicon Valley.

Mon. 06/17 – The 5G iPhones Might Be Both Bigger and Smaller

June 17th, 2019


The 5G iPhones might be both bigger and smaller, both Huawei and the chip industry prepare for tough times, Genius says it caught Google red-handed, is the US making a big 5G mistake and what exactly is …

The Business of Content With Simon Owens

June 16th, 2019


Simon Owens is a journalist who, in his writing, podcasting and newsletters, covers the whole gamut of digital media, from the creator side to the …

Among the Amazon Robots With Matt Simon

June 15th, 2019


That Wired longread that I suggested yesterday, about Amazon’s warehouse robots really stuck with me for personal reasons you’ll hear in a second. I talked to the author of the piece, Matt Simon, not only cause I wanted …

Fri. 06/14 - Are Foldable Phones Cursed?

June 14th, 2019


Are foldable phones cursed—and will we ever see one? Facebook coin might be coming as early as next week, the hottest crypto is up 330% YTD but …

Thu. 06/13 - The Most Interesting Startup I've Heard Of In A While

June 13th, 2019


Telegram is getting DDoS’d, Google pulls a Radiohead on Pixel phone leakers, Bird buys Scoot, my dream TV is a wall, and the most interesting startup …

Wed. 06/12 - The DOJ is Telegraphing its Possible Punches to Silicon Valley

June 12th, 2019


The state of the Internet according to Mary Meeker, Houseparty joins the Fortnite party, Uber Elevate is planning some important firsts, the DOJ is telegraphing its possible punches to Silicon Valley, and someone find …

Tue. 06/11 - "Any data that is collected, WILL be breached."

June 11th, 2019


An abject example of the maxim, “any data that is collected, will be breached,” Foxconn isn’t worried about a trade war so maybe Apple doesn’t have …

Mon. 06/10 - The New Xbox Looks Like a Beast

June 10th, 2019


The next generation Xbox sounds like a beast, Salesforce buys Tableau, Apple might buy a self-driving car startup, we finally get some details on Quibi and does Broadway want to jump on the streaming video bandwagon?

WWDC Debrief With John Voorhees of MacStories

June 8th, 2019


Does what is says on the tin. John Voorhees helps us sum up WWDC, get act dev reaction from the floor of the conference, and pick up some of the stray threads we missed from Apple's biggest week of the year.

Fri. 06/07 - Walmart Wants To Deliver to Your... Fridge...

June 7th, 2019


Now you can’t get Facebook on new Huawei phones, Barnes and Noble waives the white flag, WarnerMedia abandons that tiered streaming plan idea, Walmart wants to deliver directly to your refrigerator and the weekend …

Thu. 06/06 - This is Google Stadia (?)

June 6th, 2019


Google Stadia details are revealed, Amazon shows off its delivery drone and Uber debuts Uber Copter, Facebook is going to do an official white paper for its cryptocurrency, and our mobile gadgets have finally dethroned …

Wed. 06/05 - YouTube Takes Action-ish

June 5th, 2019


YouTube actually DOES make some changes, Peloton is going public, could Prime open Amazon up to anticompetitive scrutiny, more on that Sign in with …

Tue. 06/04 - What's The Problem With Sign In with Apple?

June 4th, 2019


It looks like Washington is serious about going after Big Tech in a big way, Firefox blocks cookies, why are developers trepidatious about that Sign In with Apple scheme, and why it’s time we really need to talk about …

06/03 - All the WWDC News

June 3rd, 2019


All the news and headlines from WWDC, the anti-trust brigade might be coming for Google in the US, a big chip acquisition, big news on the payments front, and a dispatch from the frontlines of the streaming wars… but, …

WWDC Preview and Consumer Startups With Dan Frommer

June 1st, 2019


Y’all know Dan Frommer. Veteran tech journalist. We’re gonna do a WWDC preview here today, but before that, Dan has his own, excellent newsletter, the new consumer! Sign up for it in the show notes! Link to the free and …

Fri. 05/31 - Does Amazon Want To Be A Mobile Carrier?

May 31st, 2019


Might Amazon get into the cellular carrier game and thus make a Sprint/T-Mobile merger more palatable? Uber’s first quarterly report as a public …

Thu. 05/30 - Google Tells Adblockers To Jump Off A Bridge

May 30th, 2019


Microsoft brings the Xbox Game Pass to PCs, Google gives the finger to adblockers (and all of us), the DOJ will only approve the Sprint/T-Mobile …

Wed. 05/29 - Riders Can Now Get Banned From Uber

May 29th, 2019


Amazon has a new Echo Show to go after the Google Nest Home Hub, the NYC subway is entering the mobile era, Uber says it will now ban RIDERS who get bad Uber ratings, and Microsoft outlines its vision for a modern …

Tue. 05/28 - The iPod touch Lives!

May 28th, 2019


The iPod touch lives (and got an update), Dell’s whole laptop lineup got an update, the apocalypse is coming for small vendors on Amazon, MacKenzie …

Helvetica® Now With Monotype's Charles Nix

May 27th, 2019


Nerds and tech folk have always had a special fascination with typeface and font design, and especially with the venerable Helvetica. Today we're …

Fri. 05/24 - iFixit Tears Down the MacBook Keyboard Tweaks

May 24th, 2019


The Facebook cryptocurrency could be here in about six months, SpaceX launches its first batch of internet satellites, iFixit tears down the MacBook …

Thu. 05/23 - An Indie Game Boy for the 21st Century

May 23rd, 2019


The Playdate is a Game Boy for the 21st Century, GitHub launches a Patreon for open source developers, Amazon is working on a health app that can monitor emotions, Door Dash is emerging at the leader in the food …

Wed. 05/22 - The Huawei Mess Metastasizes

May 22nd, 2019


The Huawei mess metastasizes, the EU goes after Google again, Qualcomm loses to the FTC, and Comcast—of all people—is getting into health tech.
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Tue. 05/21 - Has Apple fixed the MacBook keyboard problem?

May 21st, 2019


Has Apple fixed the MacBook keyboard problem? Huawei gets a 90 day reprieve, Instagram wants to copy Snapchat AND TikTok, the first self-driving mail …

Mon. 05/20 - Why 5G Could Ruin Weather Forecasting

May 20th, 2019


Why Google ghosting Huawei might lead to a chain reaction for all of tech, the Sprint/T-Mobile merger gets a shot in the arm, GM sort of gets the point of software, I guess, and why 5G might be horrible for weather …

The Streaming Wars With Eric Jackson

May 19th, 2019


Eric Jackson is an investor at EMJ Capital Ltd. He’s deep in the media space, he’s deep in the streaming wars, as I think I say in this episode, he’s shaped a ton of my thinking about the streaming wars. So… where are …

Jay and Farhad Show Reunion Part II

May 18th, 2019


You know them, you love them, Jay Yarrow of CNBC, Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times. It’s another Jay and Farhad Show Reunion! Today’s topics: Uber’s IPO, the Streaming Wars, and Game of Thrones! These are my favorite …

Fri. 05/17 - Is Minecraft Earth The Killer App For AR?

May 17th, 2019


Can Minecraft Earth be the killer app for AR? Are the best and brightest shunning working at Facebook? Has drone maker DJI beaten GoPro at its own game? And do I have some killer weekend longreads suggestions? You …

Thu. 05/16 - The Hammer Comes Down on Huawei

May 16th, 2019


The hammer is coming down on Huawei, China blocks Wikipedia, Google clarifies the Works with Nest shutdown, a 1TB microSD, more 5G rollouts, what …

Wed. 05/15 - Is Google Effectively Deprecating Search?

May 15th, 2019


There’s a new major chip flaw called ZombieLoad, the major tech companies sign on to the so-called Christchurch Call to Action, San Francisco bans facial recognition tech, is Google effectively deprecating search, and …

Tue. 05/14 - The Insane WhatsApp Flaw

May 14th, 2019


WhatsApp discovered one of the craziest flaws I’ve ever heard about in mobile, Disney now controls all of Hulu, now we’ve got folding laptops, the …

Mon. 05/13 - The App Store Has A Supreme Court Problem

May 13th, 2019


A Supreme Court ruling might spell trouble for Apple and others, Amazon is automating the boxers out of a job, Discord is doing some serious MAU’s, …

The Rise of Huawei with Dexter Thillien

May 12th, 2019


Not too long ago I did a longreads suggestion about Huawei and listener Dexter Thillien got in touch, because he’s a telecoms analyst, and he was actually quoted in the article. Over email, he educated me about some of …

Is Uber A Good Business? With Shira Ovide

May 11th, 2019


I knew Uber was going public this week, and it occurred to me that since this podcast started, my default position has been: Uber: super cool …

Fri. 05/10 - The Uber IPO

May 10th, 2019


Uber’s big IPO had some issues, smartphone shipments are at a 5 year low, do you need an app for unsubscribing to things and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.


Thu. 05/09 - Chris Hughes Wants To Break Up Facebook

May 9th, 2019


Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it’s time to break up Facebook, more developer details from I/O, Uber has an arbitration problem, shoe tech is real, and get ready for 64 megapixel smartphone cameras.

Wed. 05/08 - The Pixel 3a and Flagship "Lite" Phones

May 8th, 2019


Google is talking big on privacy, but going after cookies helps their bottom line as well, why the Pixel 3a might usher in a new era of flagship “lite” phones, the huge Binance bitcoin hack and why does Bird want to …

Tue. 05/07 - All The Headlines From Google I/O

May 7th, 2019


All the news that I could possibly grab from Google’s I/O keynote, again, Alexa IS spying on you, Cruise Automation raises a big round... and will we …

Mon. 05/06 - Headlines From Microsoft's Build Conference

May 6th, 2019


All the announcements from Microsoft’s Build 2019, Mozilla fixes the Firefox snafu, we think, a grab-bag of Apple rumors and why Netflix’s competitive resiliency might be here to stay.

Fri. 05/03 - Facebook Coin Is Coming For Credit Cards

May 3rd, 2019


This Facebook cryptocurrency is real, people, Microsoft has a blockchain product as well, Verizon is looking to unload Tumblr, Softbank is considering an IPO for the vision fund and, of course, the weekend longreads …

Thu. 05/02 - How Much Apple Actually Had to Pay Qualcomm

May 2nd, 2019


Facebook might get a federally appointed privacy official, Google lets you set a time-limit on what it tracks about you, what Apple had to pay Qualcomm, Russia might effectively leave the open web, a Wikipedia …

Wed. 05/01 - Apple’s Earnings Were Bad, But Investors Rejoiced

May 1st, 2019


Apple’s earnings were bad, but investors rejoiced, Andreessen Horowitz is continuing its transformation, Eric Schmidt is leaving Google’s board, …

Tue. 04/30 - All The F8 Announcements

April 30th, 2019


All the news from the Facebook F8 conference, Cheddar gets acquired, Alphabet shows weakness, and why does Ring, the smart doorbell, need a news …

Mon. 04/29 - Do Millennials Want Vertical TVs?

April 29th, 2019


There’s no reason the hotel chains can’t do what Airbnb does, why superzoom lenses might be the real innovation in smartphones right now, we’re almost done with Tech Earnings Season and why was GOT so dark last night?

Security Checkin with Dave Bittner of Cyberwire

April 28th, 2019


I wanted to talk to Dave Bittner of CyberWire because the CyberWire podcasts are my go to source for keeping up with the security space in a broad way. And I’m glad I did, Dave is a super knowledgeable pro, and we do …

Using Tech For Good? With Jigsaw's Dan Keyserling

April 27th, 2019


This one requires a bit of explaining. Remember that segment I did about Change A View, that subreddit that was becoming its own site to try to create a platform for healthy discourse and debate online? They got backing …

Fri. 04/26 - Prime Delivery Changes

April 26th, 2019


Amazon wants all Prime deliveries to be one-day shipping, Slack files for its IPO and Uber sets its price range, someone with a personal vendetta to fix Gmail and of course, the Weekend Longreads Suggestions.

Thu. 04/25 - Tech Earnings Bonanza!

April 25th, 2019


It is just an earnings bonanza: Facebook? Good! Tesla? Bad! Microsoft? Really good! In fact, king of the world again! Nintendo? Not so good. Oh, and …

Wed. 04/24 - The Podcast Wars... Begun They Have?

April 24th, 2019


iFixit thinks it knows why the Galaxy Fold is having issues, Wing becomes the first drone delivery operator cleared by the FAA, why Netflix has gone …

Tue. 04/23 - Tesla's Autonomous Vehicle Distortion Field?

April 23rd, 2019


Tesla has an event that some people say is all reality distortion field, Facebook makes some interesting hires, Twitter is quietly chirping a tune Wall Street likes and Amazon Key is here to deliver inside your house.

Mon. 04/22 - The Galaxy Fold Is Delayed

April 22nd, 2019


The Samsung Galaxy Fold is delayed, Sri Lanka blocking social media is complicated, how you’re being tracked in the airport and at work, and why …

The AMA/Listener Call In Episode

April 21st, 2019


Listeners ask questions. I try to give coherent answers.

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Uber, Lyft and Bird- The Economics of Sharing with QZ's Alison Griswold

April 20th, 2019


Lyft has gone public. Uber will do so soon. So will Airbnb. Quartz’s Alison Griswold covers this stuff every day, and she has a great newsletter, …

Fri. 04/19 - With Facebook, It's Eternally Groundhog Day

April 19th, 2019


Facebook finds a new way to handle the privacy scandal of the day, free, ad supported music from Amazon and Google, Dieter ended up reviewing the …

Thu. 04/18 - Why The Galaxy Folds Are Breaking

April 18th, 2019


Samsung responds to the Galaxy Fold review unit issues, Google and Amazon end their streaming video spat, Pinterest and Zoom have their IPOs and …

Wed. 04/17 - Qualcomm Makes Apple Cry Uncle

April 17th, 2019


There’s no other way to describe it: Qualcomm got Apple to surrender, are things back on for an Apple Car, Microsoft has a new Hub and a new Xbox One …

Tue. 04/16 - YouTube's Algorithms Continue To Suck Out Loud

April 16th, 2019


YouTube’s algorithms are abhorrent in a new way, details on the next Playstation console, Google makes nice with developers, and three interesting …

Mon. 04/15 - Don't Ignore Those Office Updates!

April 15th, 2019


You really need to run those Office updates, rumors of chaos at HQ Trivia, further details on Apple Arcade and Apple News+, and hands on with the …

Internet From Space with WSJ's Chris Mims

April 14th, 2019


You might have noticed that I’ve gone down a bit of a wormhole lately when it comes to space tech, and actually, to understand why, listen to the …

The State of Venture and "MegaRounds" with Crunchbase's Jason Rowley - 4/11/19, 4.57 PM

April 13th, 2019


 While I talk about big round raises and startups and venture all the time, we haven’t really done a deep dive into where venture is at at the moment. So, who better to talk to than Crunchbase, and in this case, …

Fri. 04/12 - Uber's IPO and Disney+ Deets

April 12th, 2019


Uber’s IPO filing is officially upon us and there was much rejoicing… or, at least, plenty of takes; Disney outlined its streaming video plans and in doing so it both put Apple to shame and fired a warning shot at …

Thu. 04/11 - Alexa Snags Its Own "Scandal"

April 11th, 2019


Yes, there are people listening in on your Alexa recordings, but it’s complicated; Jeff Bezos challenges competitors to pay their workers more, the third big unicorn IPO of the year happened today, and a rundown of …

Wed. 04/10 - Day 2 of Google’s Cloud Next Conference

April 10th, 2019


Day two of Google’s Cloud Next conference, an update on the unicorns still queueing up to come to market, the heat death of iTunes is closer to reality, and Walmart doubles down on robots.
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Tue. 04/09 - Google Cloud Next Announcements

April 9th, 2019


The headlines from the Google Cloud Next conference, China seeks to ban cryptominers, why ads on streaming services is the new hotness, and also, why Roblox is the new hotness.


Mon. 04/08 - About Those iPhone Triple Camera Rumors...

April 8th, 2019


Pinterest’s IPO looks set to make it an “undercorn,” the UK has some more ideas about regulating internet platforms, about those iPhone triple camera …

Fri. 04/05 - Alexa is Coming for AirPods

April 5th, 2019


Google scraps the AI ethics board, Alexa is coming for AirPods, the Bezos’ divorce is settled, Snap reminds everyone they’re pretty darned good at inventing weird stuff and the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 04/04 - Amazon Joins The Internet Space Race

April 4th, 2019


Facebook. Data. Exposure. Another one. Could Intel issues delay a 5G iPhone? Apple cuts the price of the HomePod, Amazon is going to launch Internet …

Wed. 04/03 - Google's Credibility Problem When It Comes To Products Dying

April 3rd, 2019


Facebook stops asking people to reveal their email passwords, WhatsApp gives you control over group chats, Google has a credibility problem when it …

Tue. 04/02 - YouTube's Turn In The Woodshed

April 2nd, 2019


The price of bitcoin soars, but is it for real? Walmart wants to let you shop with your voice, Andreessen Horowitz shakes up VC (again) and a scathing look at YouTube’s algorithm problems.

Mon. 04/01 - Gmail Was the ONLY Good April Fools' Joke

April 1st, 2019


Gmail celebrates an appropriate April Fool’s anniversary, the winners from the Lyft IPO, Mark Zuckerberg asks for regulation and food tech has …

Space Tech With Bill Gattle of Harris Corp.

March 31st, 2019


Today... another dipping of our collective toes into an adjacent tech space that we cover now and then, but don't know all that much about. Another …

Apple Event Debriefing with MacStories' Federico Viticci and John Voorhees

March 30th, 2019


So, we did the pre-amble for the Apple Services event last week, I figured we should do a debriefing, especially since it was such a confusing event, …

Fri. 03/29 - We have Lyft-Off! (Sorry)

March 29th, 2019


Lyft IPO’d today, Huawei’s profits don’t seem affected by governmental pressures, Stack Overflow is looking for a new CEO, Alexa Business Blueprints allow you to create custom skills for your business and the weekend …

Thu. 03/28 - Spotify Tests Subscriptions For Two

March 28th, 2019


Facebook is charged with violations of the Fair Housing Act, the UK gives Huawei a pass but drags them at the same time, Spotify lets you share your …

Wed. 03/27 - Microsoft Puts the Kibosh on April Fools' Jokes

March 27th, 2019


The pioneers of modern AI win the Turing Award, Apple still hasn’t fixed its keyboard problem, India shot down a satellite in space and Microsoft …

Tue. 03/26 - The EU's Copyright Directive Cometh

March 26th, 2019


The EU Parliament approves the “link tax” and the “upload filter.” Uber acquires Careem, McDonald’s makes a tech acquisition, and a wrap-up of the hot-takes from the Apple event.

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Mon. 03/25 - Apple Goes Hollywood!

March 25th, 2019


The Apple event broken down piece by piece, YouTube wants out of the streaming video wars, Nintendo is working on two new Switch devices, is …

The Ride Hailing Industry From The Driver's Perspective With The Rideshare Guy

March 24th, 2019


Not too long ago I recommended The Rideshare Guy podcast because I’ve fallen in love with it. That and his website, the Harry Campbell allows us to look at a space from a different angle than we …

Apple's Big Event With The Future Forward Podcast

March 23rd, 2019


Today, we’re going to talk Facebook’s pivot to privacy and Apple’s big event on Monday. Please do search your podcast apps and subscribe to the Future Forward podcast.
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Fri. 03/22 - AT&T's "5G E" is.... zzzzzzzzz.....?

March 22nd, 2019


Might Apple’s Monday event be a huge anticlimax? Is AT&T’s “5G E” slower than 4G? YouTube is responsible for 37% of mobile Internet Traffic, what programming languages are on the up and the weekend longreads …

Thu. 03/21 - Santa Tim Has Forsaken Us!

March 21st, 2019


Reset the x number of days without a Facebook scandal calendar, Microsoft launches Virtual Desktop but begins sunsetting Windows 7, European Wikipedia goes dark, and the hottest coin in crypto is making people remember …

Wed. 03/20 - Give Us More, Santa Tim!

March 20th, 2019


The EU Commission hits Google with another billion Euro fine, Santa Tim had another surprise for us this morning with next generation AirPods, and in …

Tue. 03/19 - Stadia is Google's Gaming Streaming Service

March 19th, 2019


Google’s gaming service is called Stadia, the iMac lineup gets an update, Instagram ads in-app shopping, Intel wants to build an exascale computer and Y Combinator’s Demo Day, Day 1.

Mon. 03/18 - MySpace Loses All Your Stuff From 2005

March 18th, 2019


An iPad mini refresh and a new iPad Air, MySpace has lost basically all your stuff, details of the Lyft IPO and the state of Seed Investing.


Apple launches new iPad Air and iPad …

Technology and Policing with Matt Stroud, Author of the Book Thin Blue Lie

March 17th, 2019


How technology has impacted policing has come up on this show far more than you would expect, if you think about it. So, when listener of the show …

The State of Consumer Data and Privacy With Consumer Reports' Justin Brookman

March 16th, 2019


When issues of consumer data, and consumer privacy come up on the show, I think I've asked a couple of times before, what are the laws here? In the …

Fri. 03/15 - Does Chris Cox’s departure from Facebook mean the pivot is real?

March 15th, 2019


Does Chris Cox’s departure from Facebook mean the pivot is real, Apple responds to Spotify’s complaint, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.


Thu. 03/14 - Facebook Under Criminal Investigation

March 14th, 2019


Facebook’s data sharing is now under criminal investigation, and the company had a bad night with its services intermittently down across the globe, Dropbox is cracking down on freeloaders, Silicon Valley wants to build …

Wed. 03/13 - Spotify Anti-Trust's Apple

March 13th, 2019


Spotify files a pretty timely anti-trust complaint against Apple, Microsoft tries to get a jump on Google’s steaming video game announcement, is Google scaling back its hardware ambitions, what is Discord and why is it …

Tue. 03/12 - The Web Is 30 Years Old!

March 12th, 2019


Facebook self owns by taking down Senator Warren’s ads, Spotify will now give you Hulu for free, why the Bay Area is no longer the best place for …

Mon. 03/11 - How TikTok Is Different

March 11th, 2019


Nvidia buys Mellanox, Tesla reverses course, a handy primer on how TikTok is different, and we check in on the smart takes from last week’s big stories.
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State of Crypto With Coindesk's Brady Dale

March 10th, 2019


Sometimes the bonus episodes are for getting news in areas that I might have missed or might not have made our show, but I still find interesting. This week I reached out to Brady Dale of Coindesk, because I know he’s a …

Do I Want A Foldable Phone? With MG Siegler

March 9th, 2019


You know MG Siegler. Once upon a time, he was one of the most prominent tech journalists in the land, when he wrote for TechCrunch. Now-a-days he is a prominent venture capitalist at GV. But he still likes to talk about …

Fri. 03/08 - Senator Warren Wants To Break Up Big Tech

March 8th, 2019


Senator Warren proposes breaking up big tech, Airbnb buys HotelTonight, why the big platforms are taking down vaccine content, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
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Thu. 03/07 - Facebook Pivots To Privacy

March 7th, 2019


Facebook pivots to privacy, Huawei follows through on suing the US government, Duplex rolls out wide, and Bird’s white label scooter scheme.

Wed. 03/06 - This Podcast Is A Year Old!

March 6th, 2019


Fitbit unveils a new smartwatch and lowers prices across the board, Samsung is working on two more foldable phones, Grab grabs $1.4 billion from Masa …

Tue. 03/05 - Don't Use "ji32k7au4a83" As A Password

March 5th, 2019


The NSA program Snowden revealed might be done, Microsoft is readying a Windows Lite, poor iPhone sales are hitting Foxconn workers hard, a big strategic look at Netflix and why one seemingly random password is a poor …

Mon., 03/04 - USB 4 Wishes and Password-Free Dreams

March 4th, 2019


Facebook lets randos look you up by your phone number; Huawei is about to sue the U.S. government; a Vermont law exposes more than 100 data brokers; USB 4 is announced; Facebook offers a way to log in with your …

A16Z's Connie Chan On Outgrowing Advertising As A Business Model

March 3rd, 2019


So, I hope you read the piece I mentioned in the long reads, Called Outgrowing Advertising, by Andreessen Horowitz's general partner Connie Chan. Link in the show notes. Again, I think this points a way forward for the …

Casey Newton on His Facebook Moderators Piece

March 2nd, 2019


It's rare that I've seen an investigative piece get as much pickup as The Trauma Floor, Casey Newton's look at the secret lives of Facebook content …

Fri. 03/01 - Lyft Files For Its IPO

March 1st, 2019


Lyft officially files for its IPO and do the numbers reveal concern for Uber, New York wants Jeff Bezos to reconsider, Tesla slashes prices, physical sales trump downloads when it comes to music, and the weekend …

Thu. 02/28 - Make Any Day Amazon Day

February 28th, 2019


Amazon Day gives you the ability to schedule your Prime Deliveries, Motorola teases more details about the foldable resurrection of the Razr phone, …

Wed. 02/27 - TikTok Bigger Than Instagram?

February 27th, 2019


Fast flash storage for phones, TikTok passes a billion downloads, FedEx rolls out its own delivery bot, why you might be overpaying for cloud …

Tue. 02/26 - Might the FTC Undo Some Tech Mergers?

February 26th, 2019


The Game of Thrones when it comes to modern tech platforms is very much up in the air, Satya Nadella defends making the HoloLens for the US Army, …

Mon. 02/25 - Mobile World Congress Headlines

February 25th, 2019


It’s a whole slew of headlines from Mobile World Congress: more foldable phones, dates for 5G chip sets and 5G coverage rollouts, and Microsoft …

The "Influencers" Beat With Taylor Lorenz

February 24th, 2019


Taylor Lorenz, over at the Atlantic has the influencer beat down. I’ve told you about so many of her stories, often as longreads. You think …

The State of The Gaming Industry With Jason Schreier @jasonschreier

February 23rd, 2019


Last week there was a bunch of gaming news, and if you’ll recall, I put a shout out to see if anyone could tell me what the heck is going on in the …

Fri. 02/22 - The Most Acquisitive Unicorns

February 22nd, 2019


Facebook is shutting down its controversial Onavo app, Google’s streaming gaming service might get some hardware to go along with it, the most acquisitive unicorns and the weekend longreads suggestions. Here’s what you …

Thu. 02/21 - YouTube's Ad Problem (Again) and Galaxy Reactions

February 21st, 2019


Take-aways from all the hands-on reports with the new Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, hands-OFF reports about the Galaxy Fold, Apple teams up with Goldman …

Wed. 02/20 - Galaxy Fold!

February 20th, 2019


The foldable phone is here! And some regular new Galaxies too. Other stuff... (I'm late posting today... sorry! In a rush!)

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Tue. 02/19 - Why Emoji Are Screwing Up Legal Cases

February 19th, 2019


Qualcomm unveils a second gen 5G chip, Huawei’s founder hits back at the US, his biggest investors push back at Masa Son, and why emoji are causing problems in increasing numbers of court cases.

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Mon. 02/18 - Ming-Chi Kuo: Here's Apple's Entire 2019 Lineup

February 18th, 2019


Parliament calls Facebook a “digital gangster,” Australia’s Parliament was hacked, a full year of Apple lineup rumors, and since it’s a holiday here …

Mark Gurman Says Apple “don't even know for sure” What Project Titan Is Building

February 17th, 2019


Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the reporter who gets Apple scoops like no other. Quick catch up with Mark about his recent scoops, but also some Apple …

NBC News' Jacob Ward On Data Vs. Privacy

February 16th, 2019


Remember that first weekend longread from yesterday, from NBC’s Tech Correspondent Jacob Ward? As I said, it triggered some things that I’ve been thinking about for a while. About data and data harvesting and data …

Fri. 02/15 - FTC To Fine Facebook?

February 15th, 2019


More fallout and analysis of Amazon ghosting NYC, more signs of blockchain actually taking hold on Wall Street, Samsung’s lineup of gadgets leaks and …

Thu. 02/14 - Amazon to NYC: Drop Dead!

February 14th, 2019


Amazon says thank you, but no thank you, to New York City, JP Morgan has its own crypto token, Google might try to come at the iPhone on price, and the legendary Lee Clow retires. 

Wed. 02/13 - Apple's Event About Services. But Which Ones?

February 13th, 2019


An Apple event focused on services, a former Apple Vice President charged with insider trading, the larger gaming industry is having issues, and why your GPS device might have issues on April 6th of this year.

Tue. 02/12 - Amazon Buys Eero

February 12th, 2019


Amazon acquires Eero, Apple is putting marketing muscle behind AR, looks like everyone was abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate program, and the new video game sensation giving Fortnite a run for its money.

Mon. 02/11 - Trump Wants US To Get Serious About AI

February 11th, 2019


The Trump Administration wants America to get serious about AI, Patch is actually profitable, Reddit raises a round, Apple Health for vets and hands on with AR navigation on Google Maps.

The Economics of Spotify With Victor Luckerson of @ringer

February 10th, 2019


Remember this longread piece? Is Spotify’s Model Wiping Out Music’s Middle Class? It's stuck with me because, a) I didn't quite understand how the math worked out and b) I thought it was an interesting take on the …

What IS 5G Anyway, With Ericsson's Peter Linder

February 9th, 2019


I’ve told you plenty that this year, one of the big narratives, one of THE big stories... will be 5G. But what exactly IS 5G? Well, I spoke to Peter …

Fri. 02/08 - The Jeff Bezos Stuff

February 8th, 2019


Yes, we’re gonna talk about the Bezos thing, is Amazon reconsidering HQ2, Sprint sues over 5G, maybe digital media is just fine, and the weekend …

Thu. 02/07 - Facebook Dinged In Germany; Killin' It In China

February 7th, 2019


Germany is this week’s headache for Facebook, Twitter mixes up its MAU and DAU game, Cluno is subscriptions but for cars and Optimus Ride is what we mean by starting small with autonomous vehicles.

Emergency Bonus- Nick Quah on Today's Podcast News

February 6th, 2019


THE expert on the Podcasting Industry breaks down today's big news. Subscribe to Nick's newsletter, HotPod.
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Wed. 02/06 - Spotify Makes A Big Move Into Podcasting

February 6th, 2019


Podcasting has its biggest news day ever, some pretty big executive shakeups, the new emojis for 2019 and how to steal a million dollars from an ATM …

Tue. 02/05 - Facebook Turns Fifteen

February 5th, 2019


It’s getting more expensive for Google to make money, Facebook turns fifteen, choosing your own adventure is becoming a trend, and one specific way Fortnite is measurably bigger than the Super Bowl. 

Mon. 02/04 - Why CAPTCHA's Have Gotten So Difficult

February 4th, 2019


Soon you can play Xbox live everywhere, Google unveils Live Transcribe, Slack files to go public, the most crypto story ever and why CAPTCHA’s have …

Self Driving Car Wagers With Timothy B. Lee @binarybits

February 3rd, 2019


Ars Technica's Timothy B. Lee gives me odds on my self-driving car wager.
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Jay and Farhad Show Reunion!! With @jyarow and @fmanjoo

February 2nd, 2019


For years, Jay Yarrow and Farhad Manjoo had a podcast, the Jay and Farhad show. You might remember Jay from his time at BusinessInsider (he’s an …

Fri. 02/01 - The Apple/Facebook/Google Cold War

February 1st, 2019


Turns out Google poked Apple in the eye also, layoffs hit Vice, Amazon reports earnings and reports that a ton of people responded to that minimum wage hike, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 01/31 - Facebook's Still Making Bank

January 31st, 2019


Facebook returns to growth, iPhones might be getting USB-C and 3D cameras, Hulu’s launching pause-ads, and on Reddit, it’s paintings of paintings of …

Wed. 01/30 - Facebook "Slaps Apple In The Face"

January 30th, 2019


Facebook decides to mix it up a bit: what if we had a scandal that pissed off our business partners? Apple’s earnings are mixed but you can see where they’re going with this. Why Americans no longer answer the phone and …

Tue. 01/29 - The FaceTime Bug

January 29th, 2019


Pretty major FaceTime bug from Apple, the DOJ makes it’s case against Huawei, the first successful ICO of the year and what Bluetooth ‘direction …

Mon. 01/28 - An Apple Subscription Gaming Service?

January 28th, 2019


An Apple subscription gaming service? Is Facebook Watch still alive? The GDPR floodgates are truly open. And losing to AI’s might have some benefits.

Self Driving Groceries With The WSJ's Christopher Mims @mims

January 27th, 2019


One of my favorite people to read is the Wall Street Journal tech columnist Chris Mims. We talked about his piece this week positing that email was …

The State of Digital Media With Rafat Ali @rafat

January 26th, 2019


Given all the news of layoffs in the digital media space this week, I knew I couldn't sit on this interview with Rafat Ali any longer. Currently the …

Fri. 01/25 - AI Can Beat Us At Starcraft II Too (Also?)

January 25th, 2019


Now the AIs can defeat us at StarCraft II (too?), Zuckerberg wants to unify his collection of messaging apps, my grand unifying theory for the …

Thu. 01/24 - Your Flying Car Is Here

January 24th, 2019


Bing’s Schrodinger-style China Ban, headphones from Sonos, flying cars from Boeing, layoffs for project Titan, and the serious ongoing layoffs in the digital media world.

Wed. 01/23 - Jony Ive's Dream Phone Concept

January 23rd, 2019


YouTube TV goes nationwide, Jony Ive’s dream phone design, Patreon milestones and is Spotify killing music’s middle class?
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Tue. 01/22 - Munchery Enters the Deadpool

January 22nd, 2019


Munchery bites the big one, Foxconn considers moving production to India, Netflix wants a seat at the adults table, and, yes, even guitar tech is now …

Mon. 01/21 - Email is Back, Baby!

January 21st, 2019


The GDPR fines begin, but the EU “link tax” might be in trouble, Uber wants self driving scooters, and why email is back, baby! (Hint: it never left.)

Land of the "Super Founders" With Ali Tamaseb @alitamaseb

January 20th, 2019


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Health Tech With CNBC's Christina Farr @chrissyfarr

January 19th, 2019


This week had a lot of health tech news in it… a lot of it broken by CNBC’s health tech reporter Christina Farr. So, I reached out to Christina to chat, and we discussed Amazon getting into healthcare—possibly even …

Fri. 01/18 - Gadget Reviews Now Mean Sneaker Reviews

January 18th, 2019


Netflix starts to open up, Cortana stops competing, gadget reviews now include shoes as a category and the weekend longreads suggestions.


Netflix beats on subscriber …

Thu. 01/17 - Tim Cook Sayz: Regulate THOSE Guys

January 17th, 2019


Tim Cook calls for a data-broker clearinghouse, a possible criminal case against Huawei, the largest leak of user credentials ever found in the wild, and why we probably need a Unix for machine learning.

Wed. 01/16 - Razr's Coming Back To Usher in the Foldable Phone Era

January 16th, 2019


More high profile execs quit Snap, Apple’s in talks to get more Apple Watches in the hands of seniors, the state of the App Economy, and the Razr is coming back to herald in the era of the bendable phone.

Tue. 01/15 - Netflix Raises Prices

January 15th, 2019


Netflix raises prices, maybe the Apple battery replacement WAS a big deal after all, cops can’t force you to unlock your phone with your face, and Amazon is driving its retail competitors into the arms of Microsoft.

Mon. 01/14 - Am I Gonna Do That Egg Instagram Story?

January 14th, 2019


Event sharing comes to stories, what this year’s CES says about where consumer tech is at the moment, and then a bunch of stories about what that means for the future in different ways, including wireless chips that …

What Wall Street Thinks of Tech w/ @howardlindzon

January 12th, 2019


The great Howard Lindzon and I discuss how Wall Street is thinking of Tech right now, what Apple's deal is and what the prospects are for those big …

Fri. 01/11 - Mooaaarrr... Cameras on Smartphones!

January 11th, 2019


Motherboard shames the telecom companies into not selling us out, shareholders are suing Alphabet’s board, the government shutdown claims more tech …

Thu. 01/10 - Foldable Phones Have An Arrival Date

January 10th, 2019


We have a good idea when that foldable Samsung phone is coming, Google is actually close to a big legal win in Europe (for a change), the government …

Wed. 01/09 - Google Assistant Everywhere!

January 9th, 2019


Now we know why Google has gone so big at CES: they want to put Assistant in everything, the first foldable phone arrives at CES, Twitter wants to …

Tue. 01/08 - Smartphone Recession?

January 8th, 2019


Are we in a smartphone recession, mooooaaaar tv new from CES, AT&T wants to make 5G confusing, and why WeWork is now, simply, We (company).


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Mon. 01/07 - Is Apple's Resolution Hardware Agnosticism?

January 7th, 2019


Is Apple willing to sacrifice Apple TV for the greater subscription good, is Google Assistant is coming to feature phones, what is the use-case for a …

Fri. 01/04 - The Verge vs. AT&T And L.A. vs. The Weather Channel app

January 4th, 2019


The Verge and AT&T have a trademark dispute, the city of Los Angeles and The Weather Channel app have a location data dispute, more on how shows like Bandersnatch really might be the future of storytelling and the …

Thu. 01/03 - Apple-ocalypse Now?

January 3rd, 2019


Apple lowers its guidance and the tech world freaks out, the company that you can outsource your censorship friendly China content to, a more durable e-scooter is coming and what to expect from CES.
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Wed. 01/02 - What would I have to pay you to give up Facebook for a year?

January 2nd, 2019


Today, Roku is quietly a major combatant in the Streaming Wars, Tesla slashes prices, how many cameras can we fit on a smartphone, how much would it …

New Year Podcast Announcement

January 1st, 2019


Happy 2019! And... here's what we've got on tap for the pod in the new year!

Fri. 12/28 - Why Horizontal Instagram Might Be Inevitable

December 28th, 2018


Instagram briefly goes horizontal, more on how epic Fortnite has been for Epic Games this year, Larry Ellison joins Tesla’s board, the global GPS wars are joined and the last weekend longreads of the year.

Thu. 12/27 - Mobile Alerts Are Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

December 27th, 2018


Amazon has a record-breaking holiday season, surprising absolutely no one, another Instagram crackdown, a look at Austin as a tech hub, and why …

Wed. 12/26 - Airbnb and Slack Mull Untraditional IPOs

December 26th, 2018


How the US government shutdown affects cybersecurity, how the Open Government Data Act is possibly good tech governance, Airbnb and Slack are considering non-traditional IPOs and the state of AI research at the end of …

Fri. 12/21 - Facebook Goes Crypto

December 21st, 2018


Facebook is developing a cryptocoin for WhatsApp, Blind was not quite anonymous enough, which is the most accurate voice assistant and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
The Internet of …

Thu. 12/20 - iPhone Bans and iPad Bends

December 20th, 2018


Now some iPhones can’t be sold in Germany, is there an iPad Pro bend-gate brewing, drones shut down a major UK airport, and why Carlton from The …

Wed. 12/19 - Something, Something... Another Facebook Scandal

December 19th, 2018


I’m sorry. I truly am. Another Facebook scandal to tell you about. The Boring Company unveils its tunnel, Zwift is gamification, a fitness app play, …

Tue. 12/18 - Has Google Stopped "Dragonfly?"

December 18th, 2018


Google presses pause on that Chinese search project, what’s delaying Facebook’s Clear History project, AT&T’s 5G goes live and Audi unveils its …

Mon. 12/17 - Actually, It's Instagram That's The Problem?

December 17th, 2018


Facebook got all the press but the Russians really loved Instagram to spread misinformation, more tech real estate moves, the CEO of HQ Trivia passes away, and how to break into somebody’s phone with a 3D-printed …

Fri. 12/14 - Facebook Faces a GDPR Inquiry

December 14th, 2018


Fri. 12/14 - Facebook Faces a GDPR Inquiry - Direct RSS feed starting this weekend, just in caseThe bomb scare email scam that demanded bitcoin, Facebook’s Photo API gave away too many …

Thu. 12/13 - Apple Keeps Austin Weird

December 13th, 2018


Apple keeps Austin weird with a new campus, RobinHood launches checking and savings accounts, hands on with the Apple Watch ECG thingy, and the most disliked video in YouTube …

Wed. 12/12 - Intel's Next Generation Architecture

December 12th, 2018


Intel’s next generation architecture revealed, was China behind that massive Marriott hack, Good Money wants to give customers a stake in their own banking, and what is Michael Dell’s long game? …

Tue. 12/11 - Mr. Pichai Goes to Washington

December 11th, 2018


Mr. Pichai goes to Washington, another bug prompts Google to kill Google+ even sooner, Keurig for beer makes no sense, and Doom turns …

Mon. 12/10 - iPhone Sales Banned in China

December 10th, 2018


iPhone sales blocked in China, Apple’s getting into the A&R business, pump the breaks on the e-scooter hype, and forget the notch, 2019 might be …

Fri. 12/07 - Microsoft Calls for Regulation of AI

December 7th, 2018


Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition AI, the Crypto market crash is starting to claim casualties, Reddit is quietly doing very well, …

Thu. 12/06 - Huawai’s CFO Arrested and Stock Markets Quake

December 6th, 2018


Huawai’s CFO arrested and stock markets quake, Google’s Allo joins the crowded Google Deadpool, Lyft files for an IPO and are Amazon’s robots finally …

Wed. 12/05 - Facebook Gets Docu-dumped by the UK

December 5th, 2018


The UK Parliament docu-dumps on Facebook, Qualcomm fires the starter pistol on 5G rollout, an actual test drive on Waymo’s new ride hailing service, …

Tue. 12/04 - Microsoft To Replace Edge with a Chromium Browser

December 4th, 2018


Another day, another data breach, this time Quora, Microsoft might be replacing the Edge web browser, and maybe even replacing Windows, a review of some low-end smartphones and why 4k streaming and data caps are on a …

Mon. 12/03 - Tumblr Bans NSFW... And Dooms Itself?

December 3rd, 2018


Tumblr bans adult content, is Apple going to sit on the 5G sidelines, Uber has held talks about acquiring either Bird or Lime, a new self-driving car …

Fri. 11/30 - The Big Marriott/Starwood Data Breach

November 30th, 2018


The monster Starwood Hotels data breach, Apple music comes to Amazon Echo devices, Instagram rolls out “close friends” lists, Airbnb wants to build …

Thu. 11/29 - YouTube Jumps on the Stories Bandwagon

November 29th, 2018


Amazon gets into self-driving cars… in a way, Google Assistant adds some familiar features, YouTube rolls out Stories, and WTF is happening in Crypto?

Wed. 11/28 - Google Fi (née Project Fi) Comes to iPhones

November 28th, 2018


The biggest ad fraud ever? Amazon gets into medical records, Project Fi comes to iPhones, one of Elon’s LA tunnels is canceled, and the Big Mouth Billy Bass enters the 21st Century.


8 People Are Facing Charges As A …

Tue. 11/27 - Why Is Shopping On Amazon So Hard? (Replacement)

November 28th, 2018


AWS goes the custom silicon route, Facebook Watch goes after the olds, will Microsoft leapfrog Apple and why does Amazon’s shopping experience suck …

Tue. 11/27 - Why Is Shopping On Amazon So Complicated?

November 27th, 2018


AWS goes the custom silicon route, Facebook Watch goes after the olds, will Microsoft leapfrog Apple and why does Amazon’s shopping experience suck …

Mon. 11/26 - Apple Visits the Supreme Court

November 26th, 2018


Apple heads to the Supreme Court over antitrust concerns about its App Store; Facebook’s internal documents are seized by the British Parliament; what’s behind the resurgence of Atari; the human story of Black Friday …

Tue. 11/20 - Worse Shape: Tech Stocks or Crypto?

November 20th, 2018


Storm clouds everywhere! Tech stocks in bear market territory, crypto in full-on meltdown territory… but video games might help solve science’s …

Mon. 11/19 - Are iPhone Sales Really Underwhelming (This Time)?

November 19th, 2018


Skype calls on Amazon Echos, Tumblr disappears from iOS, Facebook on a war footing, iPhone sales storm clouds, and the Bitcoin Cash hard fork explained.


Skype calling now available on Alexa (The Verge)
Tweet Storm …

Fri. 11/16 - How Much Money Does Airbnb Make?

November 16th, 2018


Airbnb opens the kimono, a disc-less Xbox, Facebook pushes back on controversy, SpaceX gets a key go-ahead, and the weekend longreads suggestions.


Airbnb booked more than $1 billion in third quarter revenue (CNBC)

Thu. 11/15 - The Bombshell NYTimes Story on Facebook

November 15th, 2018


That huge New York Times story behind the scenes of Facebook, Google adds business messaging to Google Maps, Uber eats is a monster business, Amazon Go has a rival and there’s a new King of YouTube.


Delay, Deny and …

Wed. 11/14 - Why Was Google's Traffic Diverted From Nigeria Through China?

November 14th, 2018


Why was Google’s traffic routed from Nigeria through China, Ford partners with Walmart on driverless cars, Amazon’s HQ2 stunt seems to be backfiring, and Uber gets a customer loyalty program.


Nigerian firm takes …

Tue. 11/13 - LeBron's "The Decision" But For Amazon HQ2

November 13th, 2018


Amazon’s HQ2 officially lands in Queens and Crystal City; Waymo is launching a driverless car service in December; Apple locks down repairs on modern Macs; get ready for cloud gaming; Pandora applies its music …

Mon. 11/12 - What Exactly Is TikTok?

November 12th, 2018


SAP buys Qualtrics, the Galaxy S10 might be coming in February and the Galaxy F might be coming in March, what exactly is TikTok and why you should …

Fri. 11/09 - Amazon and Apple Cut a Deal

November 9th, 2018


The great winter of tech worker discontent is definitely here, Disney’s streaming service has a name, Vine might be coming back, Github hits a major milestone and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.


Thu. 11/08 - Foldable Phones Are Officially A Thing

November 8th, 2018


Foldable phones are officially a thing, Tesla names a new board chair, Amazon’s mailing a physical toy catalog, Ford doesn’t want to miss out on …

Wed. 11/07 - Why Robocalls Have Taken Over Your Phone

November 7th, 2018


Silicon Valley’s special election day vote, why robocalls have taken over your phone, Jeff Bezos’ clever HQ2 bonus, making 911 calls better and why Jake Tapper is a digital media pioneer.


San Francisco has passed a …

Tue. 11/06 - Schrodinger's Amazon HQ2

November 6th, 2018


Facebook takes down more accounts ahead of the election, the new Chrome might block ALL ads on some websites, Macbook Air reviews, and why you might …

Mon. 11/05 - iPad Pro Reviews Are Mixed

November 5th, 2018


Has Amazon decided on the location of its new HQ? What do people think of the new iPad Pros? Why are recently IPO’d tech companies hoarding cash? And why you might want to think twice about taking a selfie in the voting …

Fri. 11/02 - Apple Earnings Up, Stock Down

November 2nd, 2018


Apple makes a pile of money and their stock tanks, Flickr ends its mega-free-storage plan, a classic internet cartoon gets a 4K makeover, browser extensions steal Facebook private messages, testing the latest …

Thu. 11/01 - The Google Employee Walkout

November 1st, 2018


Google employees stage a walk-out protest around the globe, Vox swallows Recode, the new devices this week continue Apple’s push to increase ASP, and maybe it’s subscriptions that are eating the world.

Stories from: …

Wed. 10/31 - Facebook's Earnings Are Not a Disaster

October 31st, 2018


Facebook earnings were not a disaster, another Alphabet employee is out because of scandal, Waymo has a permit to test real driverless cars on California roads, and if you don’t know what computational notebooks are, …

Tue. 10/30 - New MacBook Airs, Mac Minis and iPad Pros

October 30th, 2018


Today MacBook Airs, Mac Minis and new iPad Pros, Coinbase raises a round, the UK has a new tech tax, interesting executive musical chairs, and why reCAPTCHA’s might be a thing of the past.


UK chancellor announces …

Mon. 10/29 - Big Blue Gets Red Hat

October 29th, 2018


IBM buys Red Hat, museums get new ways to preserve video games, Sony announces the full list of titles for its retro PlayStation mini-console, DJI …

Fri. 10/26 - AI “Art” Fetches $400,000 at Auction

October 26th, 2018


The Tech earnings season earnings roundup, new DRM rules allow jailbreaking… for some things, China’s rival GPS system, AI “art” fetches $400,000 at …

Thur. 10/25 - The Andy Rubin Scandal

October 25th, 2018


How Google paid Andy Rubin on his way out the door despite allegations of sexual misconduct, Uber Eats and the rise of virtual restaurants, …

Wed. 10/24 - Tim Cook Attacks the "Data Industrial Complex"

October 24th, 2018


Tim Cook attacks the “data industrial complex,” why political texts are flooding your phone, the US, China and the AI cold war, and how Facebook …

Tue. 10/23 - iPhone XR Reviews

October 23rd, 2018


Tim Cook demands a retraction from Bloomberg, another founder flees Facebook, gets a murder’s row of VC backers and the iPhone XR reviews are …

Mon. 10/22 - Fred Wilson Wants You To Vet Your Venture Funders

October 22nd, 2018


Facebook wants to buy some cybersecurity, Washington wants to know what Silicon Valley will do for its country, Fred Wilson wants you to ask yourself if your investors are bad actors, and stealing a Tesla by hacking the …

Fri. 10/19 - Google Wants China, But Will China Want Google?

October 19th, 2018


Facebook makes a hire that makes British Twitter laugh, here’s how much Google’s going to charge for Android, Google wants China but does China want Google and the Weekend Longreads suggestions.


Facebook Hires Nick …

Thur. 10/18 - Apple Says: No... Sleep... Till Brooklyn!

October 18th, 2018


Spotify Premium gets a spit shine, Facebook think it knows who was behind that big hack, why everyone and their mother has a subscription box service, and an Apple event in Brooklyn!


Spotify Premium gets …

Wed. 10/17 - When is Cheating At Video Games a Crime?

October 17th, 2018


Google bows to the EU’s demands, the biggest thing to happen to Github since the pull request, video game cheaters are getting sued, and Facebook …

Tue. 10/16 - RIP Paul Allen (1953-2018)

October 16th, 2018


Uber’s targeting a blockbuster IPO valuation, cops told to stop looking at iPhones, the Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath, the Pixel reviews …

Mon. 10/15 - Palm is Back! Sort of...

October 15th, 2018


The future of Photoshop is here today, Palm is back to bring us a tiny phone, Apple makes another acquisition, and why we’re doomed to a future of genetic surveillance.



Fri. 10/12 - Facebook Reports on its Breach Investigation

October 12th, 2018


Facebook announces the results of their investigation into that data breach, the market downturn is biting some tech companies, has Spotify ruined …

Thu. 10/11 - F*** Everything, We're Doing 4 Cameras!

October 11th, 2018


Facebook cracks down again, ahead of the election, Apple make some interesting acquisitions, how many cameras does a smartphone need, and Dieter Rams just wants Silicon Valley to slow down.


Facebook purged over 800 …

Wed. 10/10 - Andy Rubin Can't Quit Smartphones

October 10th, 2018


Windows needed a do-over, Snapchat hopes its Originals will give it one too, Minecraft abandons Apple TV, and Andy Rubin can’t quit smartphones. 


Microsoft begins re-releasing Windows 10 October update after fixing …

Tue. 10/09 - The "Made By Google" Event

October 9th, 2018


The big Made By Google event, follow up on that Google+ bug, WeChat is willing to debunk rumors for you and Saudi Arabia doubles down on Masa Son.

Mon. 10/08 - Google Gets A Data Scandal All Its Own

October 8th, 2018


Google has a data scandal and it's a doozy. Facebook portal is real, a Microsoft streaming gaming service is real, next generation Intel chips are manifest, no one knows what to believe in that blockbuster Bloomberg …

Fri. 10/05 - Evan Spiegel's Plan For Snap's Survival

October 5th, 2018


He said she said on that Bloomberg Bombshell, Evan Spiegel’s plan for survival, new Macs are un-repairable, why are Apple Watch faces such a mess, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions.

Stories from: @jsnell, @bizcarson

Thu. 10/04 - Biggest Hardware Hack Ever?

October 4th, 2018


Did China pull off a hardware hack to end all hardware hacks, is a new Nintendo Switch coming as soon as next summer, the ThinQ has five cameras on …

Wed. 10/03 - Presidential Alert - No Action Is Needed

October 3rd, 2018


Highlights from the Microsoft Surface event, Uber launches its scooter play, streaming service fatigue might be pushing consumers back toward piracy, did you get your smartphone alert from the president, and the new app …

Tue. 10/02 - Choose Your Own Adventure, But For Netflix

October 2nd, 2018


Amazon raises its minimum wage, Tesla’s hitting its Model 3 marks, another new California law could change the face of Tech Boards of Directors and …

Mon. 10/01 - Tim Berners-Lee's Plan To Save The Web

October 1st, 2018


California ready to do battle over net neutrality, Instagram under new management, Elon settles with the SEC, and Tim Berners Lee kinda wants a …

Fri. 09/28 - Facebook Breached, Musk Faces A Ban

September 28th, 2018


A new Facebook scandal—but this time it’s different, Slack is preparing for an IPO, an exciting new episode of Today in Elon Musk, and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. 


Slack Actively Preparing for …

Thu. 09/27 - When You Take Being an Apple Fanboi Too Far

September 27th, 2018


Facebook said it doesn’t market certain data; surprise, surprise, researchers prove they do, Amazon doesn’t love unions, is the Oculus Quest VR’s …

Wed. 09/26 - Facebook Dirty Laundry

September 26th, 2018


More fallout from the Instagram departures and some pretty dirty laundry aired from inside Facebook, Google reverses course on Chrome, Coinbase opens its doors to alts, and maybe I was right about Amazon Homes!


Tue. 09/25 - The Instagram Founders Ghost Facebook

September 25th, 2018


Instagram’s founders turn in their two weeks notice, Samsung accuses Apple of stealing, lots of changes coming to Google Search, and a “Netflix for open source.” 


Why Instagram's founders are resigning: …

Mon. 09/24 - Office 2019 Is Here

September 24th, 2018


Office 2019 is here, SiriusXM acquires Pandora, the Chrome browser login controversy, more missed revenue numbers in digital media and Eric Schmidt …

Fri. 09/21 - Instagram Fighting #hashtagoverload

September 21st, 2018


More fallout from that monster Alexa event yesterday, Facebook is gonna take another swing at Portal, Instagram wants to cut down on #hashtagoverload, Gmail was too willing to say “I love you,” and the Weekend Longreads …

Thu. 09/20 - Alexa For Friggin' Everything!

September 20th, 2018


Amazon announced Alexa for friggin everything, AmazonGos might soon be friggin everywhere, a life insurer will only sell you a policy if you own a …

Wed. 09/19 - HQ Wants to Play Wheel of Fortune

September 19th, 2018


Amazon’s ad business is already huge, there’s a new retro Playstation console, Evernote is in our prayers, HQ is moving beyond trivia with a new game …

Tue. 09/18 - Alexa for Microwaves

September 18th, 2018


A reported criminal investigation around Elon Musk’s tweets, Twitter brings back the chronological feed, Alexa for microwaves, and a wrap up of the …

Mon. 09/17 - The Benioffs Buy Time

September 17th, 2018


Another Billionaire bails out a major media brand, social network Path is no more, Amazon employees are allegedly taking bribes, Linus Torvalds …

Bonus Episode! What's Up With Tesla, With the Tesla Daily podcast

September 16th, 2018


Literally, what the f*** is up with Tesla? With the Rob Maurer of the Tesla Daily podcast.

Fri. 09/14 - More Drama Inside Google

September 14th, 2018


More signs of drama inside Google, how Apple cleared the new Apple Watches through the FDA, how the Weather Channel made that insane flooding video, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Links:Google Employees Are …

Thu. 09/13 - Where in the World is Larry Page?

September 13th, 2018


The fallout from the Apple event, Google kills another beloved product, the Nintendo Switch online service comes online, and where in the World is Larry Page? Links:The iPhone Franchise (Stratechery)Making sense of the …

Wed. 09/12 - Happy iPhone Day!

September 12th, 2018


What else? The iPhone event. Also, the EU strikes again, the T-Mobile/Sprint merger is on “pause” and "Gawker" is coming back.  Links:EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and …

Tue. 09/11 - ICOs Now Officially Securities?

September 11th, 2018


ICOs now officially securities, some steps backward in the self-driving car space, parsing the Zuckerberg New Yorker profile, and did Facebook …

Mon. 09/10 - The End of the Jack Ma Era

September 10th, 2018


Some juicy new Apple rumors for Wednesday, the end of the Jack Ma era is nigh upon us, there were some naughty apps in the Mac App Store and why …

Fri. 09/07 - Today in Elon, the 4:20 Edition

September 7th, 2018


Tim Armstrong might be on his way out of Oath, Alex Jones is permanently off of Twitter, a Cambridge Analytica figure is officially no longer a Facebook employee, Elon Musk smokes a blunt and the weekend longreads …

Thu. 09/06 - More iPhone Event Rumor Bingo

September 6th, 2018


The 2014 Sony hacker gets charged, Lyft beats Uber to the scooter punch, why Roblox is the biggest thing since Minecraft, Spotify plays chicken with the music industry, and let’s play another round of Apple event rumor …

Wed. 09/05 - Another Congressional Apology Tour

September 5th, 2018


Tech CEOs hauled before Congress again, Theranos is no more, Google mulls big changes to URL’s and maybe the whole the-teens-are-abandoning-Facebook …

Tue. 09/04 - New Trillion-Dollar Baby

September 4th, 2018


Amazon hits a trillion, the EU is giving Netflix quotas, gaming out various Apple rumors ahead of next week’s event and the robots are coming to the drive through window. LinksAmazon falls off $1 trillion market cap, …

Fri. 8/31 - Is This How The iPhone Leak Happened?

August 31st, 2018


How those iPhone leaks happened (maybe), the scooter permits happened and some big names got snubbed, Google’s secret deal with MasterCard, and the weekend long reads suggestions.  Links:Exclusive: This is ‘iPhone XS’ — …

Thu. 8/30 - iGlasses? (Pun Not Intended)

August 30th, 2018


An Apple acquisition suggests they’re serious about AR, Uber is serious about escooters, Google lets Kubernetes leave the nest, your IP address is …

Wed. 8/29 - Updates To Wear OS Hint At...

August 29th, 2018


A bunch of new laptops from Dell, Amazon might jump into the free tv game, Google updates Wear OS, and why the world’s oldest blockchain has been …

Tue. 8/28 - President Googles Himself, Not Pleased With The Results

August 28th, 2018


President Trump accuses Google of rigged search results, Instagram updates its identity systems, Yahoo scans your mail for marketing purposes, …

Mon. 8/27 - The Three New iPhones to Expect Next Month

August 27th, 2018


The three new iPhones Mark Gurman says are coming our way, Warren Buffet invests in an Indian tech company, Palmer Luckey pans Magic Leap and why …

Fri. 8/24 - Facebook Summons the Five Families

August 24th, 2018


Tech’s version of the five families met today to get on the same page over election security, 23andMe shuts down its API just to be safe, robot puppies, and the weekend longreads suggestions.  Links:Google finds …

Thu. 8/23 - The Backlash Against the “App Store Tax”

August 23rd, 2018


Australia bans Chinese telecoms equipment, Microsoft might offer an Xbox subscription that includes the whole console, new DJI drones, Alex Stamos on …

Wed. 8/22 - Fake Russians are Back. And Now There Are Fake Iranians Also!

August 22nd, 2018


The fake Russians are back and they’ve brought some fake Iranians with them, Verizon throttles firefighters, Google wants to tell you something good, and day two of the Y Combinator demo days. Links:Sprawling Iranian …

Tue. 8/21 - Netflix "Tests" an End-Run Around iTunes

August 21st, 2018


Microsoft uncovers more Russian political hacking, a possible MacBook Air successor, Netflix “tests” bypassing the App Store, and are you paying for …

Mon. 8/20 - Fitness Trackers Ain't Dead Yet

August 20th, 2018


Fitbit doubles down on fitness trackers, new EU regulations might be coming for web platforms, Karma is a startup selling excess food, Trip Advisor …

Friday, 8/17 - The Secret Netflix Subcategories

August 17th, 2018


A Google smart speaker with a screen, the crypto mining fad is fading, Silicon Valley has lost a piece of its history, the secret Netflix categories and the weekend longreads suggestions. Links:Google to debut …

Thursday, 8/16 - Now Bezos Wants Movie Theaters?

August 16th, 2018


Amazon might buy a chain of movie theaters, why the Saudis invest the way they do, Twitter pisses everyone off because… what else is new? And reviews of the Note 9 and Android Pie are in. Links:Amazon in Running to …

Wednesday, 8/15 - Alexa and Cortana, BFFs

August 15th, 2018


Today, Twitter takes action on Alex Jones, a new Intel chip vulnerability, Alexa and Cortana play nice together, consolidation in podcasting and a …

Tuesday, 8/14 - Is Kevin Durant teaming up with Marc Andreessen?

August 14th, 2018


NVIDIA announces its next generation GPUs, Apple wants developers to get SaaS-y, what if we just rebuilt the cable bundle with streaming channels, Tinder founders file suit and is Kevin Durant teaming up with Marc …

Monday, 8/13 - Does Google Track Even When You Say No?

August 13th, 2018


Is Google tracking you even when you tell it not to? Big executive departure at Netflix, Elon expounds on taking Telsa private, and how machine learning can identify devs simply by the way they code. Links:Lenovo …

Friday, 8/10 - Is Apple's Car Project Back On?

August 10th, 2018


Is Apple’s secret car project back on? Is Elon Musk in trouble with the SEC? How many people use Apple Pay? Is Alexa coming to cars? And the weekend Longreads suggestions. Stories from: @gruber Tweets: @jbarro, …

Thursday, 8/09 - Galaxy Note9 Announced

August 9th, 2018


The new Galaxy Note 9 is unveiled, New York City caps ride hailing companies, Discord kneecaps Steam—as expected, the continuing saga of Alex Jones and what’s up with Elon Musk now? Links:Samsung Galaxy Note9: Design, …

Wednesday, 8/8 - The Magic Leap Is Finally A Thing!

August 8th, 2018


We can actually, finally find out what Magic Leap does, Snap reports earnings, Slack gets ready for war, Patreon is building a patronage empire and why you’re probably getting ripped off if you’re paying for DSL. …

Tuesday, 8/7 - Voting Via App

August 7th, 2018


Voting via app will be tested during the midterms, Old Bitcoin Money and New Bitcoin money are in a power struggle, the truth about how we use Alexa, and a new combatant joins the fray in the Streaming Video Wars. …

Monday, 8/6 - Everyone Bans Alex Jones

August 6th, 2018


Nearly every major tech platform bans Alex Jones to one degree or another, does Facebook really want to know your bank balance, MoviePass comes with another subscription pivot, Apple’s plans for India and why $1,000 …

Friday, 8/03 - Is Fortnite Bigger Than Google Play?

August 3rd, 2018


Fortnite snubs Google, Amazon Prime Video is coming to Comcast, Peloton raises a ton, the top ten programming languages of 2018 and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.  Links: Epic Games sidesteps the Play …

Thursday, 8/02 - Apple Hits A Trillion!

August 2nd, 2018


Apple hits a trillion, a midwestern unicorn cashes in, the Surface Go reviews are in, there are no perfect tools for making memes, and Tesla is …

Wednesday, 8/01 - Is Google Returning To China?

August 1st, 2018


Google has a secret plan to return to China, the Apple earnings analysis, Masayoshi Son goes “Brandless” and in praise of microfilm! Links:GOOGLE PLANS TO LAUNCH CENSORED SEARCH ENGINE IN CHINA, LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL …

Tuesday, 7/31 - Facebook Finds More Election "Bad Actors"

July 31st, 2018


Facebook reveals fresh election meddling, Galaxy 9s might not be selling well, but Nintendo Switches sure are, and Playstation 4s still are, Uber stops truckin’ and Google Maps will predict which restaurant you’ll like. …

Monday, 7/30 - Self-Driving Cars Need To Talk To Us

July 30th, 2018


The king of the bitcoin miners mulls an IPO (not an ICO), the prediction market Augur gets dark, a “Netflix for gadgets” and a “Dallas Cowboys for …

Friday, 7/27 - The Dreaded MAU Strikes Again!

July 27th, 2018


Slack takes out some competitors, Twitter get its own earnings shock, Amazon is just fine, thank you very much, Stripe issues credit cards, MoviePass… still alive at the time of this recording… and the weekend longreads …

Thursday, 7/26 - The Greatest Loss of Market Value In a Single Day... Ever

July 26th, 2018


The Facebook earnings disaster. What else? But also Qualcomm walks away from an acquisition, Amazon’s facial recognition tech seems pretty flawed, and Samsung might have invented unbreakable displays for …

Wednesday, 7/25 - China to Facebook: Not So Fast!

July 25th, 2018


Another internal Facebook memo leaks, China tells Facebook “not so fast,” Steam battles Discord, why the iPhone can’t compete in China, and a Y2K bug for the new millennium. Links:Departing Facebook Security Officer's …

Tuesday, 7/24 - Laptops Are Too Thin and Too Light!

July 24th, 2018


Alphabet earnings, Google’s Translation app takes over the world, potentially two new Xbox consoles, Verizon wants to deliver TV over 5G and the …

Monday, 7/23 - Samsung's Big Step Toward 5G

July 23rd, 2018


Susan Fowler Rigetti gets a high profile new job, a Lyft and Uber driver was live-streaming without consent, Samsung takes a big step toward a 5G world, and why is Google Translate spitting out religious prophecies? …

Friday, 7/20 - New Tesla is a "Rainbow-Farting Space Ship"

July 20th, 2018


WhatsApp limits forwards, Microsoft announces earnings, emergency alerts on Netflix, grocery chain Kroger throws shade at Amazon Prime Day, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions. Links:WhatsApp will drastically limit …

Thursday, 7/19 - Will Fuchsia Replace Android?

July 19th, 2018


Facebook and Zuckerberg address misinformation and censorship, Reddit rolls out live chatrooms, will Fuchsia replace Android, and who is online …

Wednesday, 7/18 - The Massive Google Fine

July 18th, 2018


Google faces a record European fine, Nest gets a major reshuffle inside Google, Walmart guns for Netflix, Venmo transactions can be public, and can …

Tuesday, 7/17 - A Major Autonomous Car Startup You've Never Heard Of

July 17th, 2018


Netflix’s subscriber miss, Amazon’s troubled Prime Day, Walmart and Microsoft team up against Amazon, some big problems with voting machines and the big autonomous vehicle startup you’ve probably never heard of. …

Monday, 7/16 - Instapaper Goes Solo

July 16th, 2018


A Roku wireless speaker, better Uber pickups, Instapaper goes solo, what to expect from the Galaxy S10 and it’s Amazon Prime Day everybody! …

Friday, 7/13 - A Big-Boy Photoshop for iPads

July 13th, 2018


Full Photoshop is coming to iPads, PC sales are growing again, what now for the AT&T/Time Warner merger, what does an unlimited data plan really …

Thursday, 7/12 - New MacBook Pros

July 12th, 2018


Surprise MacBook Pro updates, Broadcom goes for Plan B, the fate of Gawker and The Onion, who will be the first to a trillion dollars, and who wants …

Wednesday, 7/11 - The 2018 X Graduating Class

July 11th, 2018


Facebook faces its first fine from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a look at what Article 13 might do to the web, a juicy new Apple rumor, more hints from Magic Leap, and a look at Alphabet’s “Moonshot” factory. …

Tuesday, 7/10 - Netflix Smart Downloads

July 10th, 2018


Microsoft unveils a new Surface tablet, police can probably still break into iPhones, YouTube fights fake news, the new silicon gold rush, and …

Monday, 7/9 - Thanos Did Nothing Wrong!

July 9th, 2018


Xiaomi’s IPO disappoints, Apple Music gains on Spotify, Amazon’s ad business could be a contender, and why half the members of a popular subreddit …

Friday, July 6, 2018 - Memes Are Safe! For Now...

July 6th, 2018


Sonos files for an IPO, Netflix sunsets movie reviews, the iPhone is getting new colors, the memes are safe for now, and the weekend longreads …

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - Dell Returns!

July 3rd, 2018


A big problem with Samsung Messages, Dell comes back to the public markets, more machinations in the transportation shuffle, more NSA shenanigans, and the 10th anniversary of the App Store. Links:Dell to Return to …

Friday, June 29, 2018 - All New Apple Maps

June 29th, 2018


Xiaomi’s IPO disappoints, Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up, the state of the ICO market, the weekend long reads suggestions, and the NES is back, baby! Stories from: @panzer, @tomwarren Tweets: @elonmusk …

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Amazon Kneecaps Walgreens

June 28th, 2018


Amazon makes a ton of news including buying into pharmaceutical commerce and creating its own mini-package delivery army, Apple considers one …

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - AdWords No More

June 27th, 2018


Google rebrands AdWords and demos Duplex for reporters, Twitter takes steps to fight spam and make your account more secure, Facebook wants to help you avoid spoilers and is Blackberry back with the Key2? Links:Google …

Tuesday, June 26, 2016 - London's Uber-ing

June 26th, 2018


Uber gets legal in London, a16z raises a crypto fund, Apple opts for human editors, Fortnite makes bank, and a check-in on the space race. Links:Uber wins the right to keep operating in London (TheVerge)Wi-Fi security …

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Noise-Cancelling AirPods?

June 25th, 2018


New noise cancelling AirPods might be coming, AT&T buys AppNexus, more Trump and Chinese tech rumblings, and what is the future of Benchmark Capital? Links:Apple to Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear Headphones For …

Friday, June 22, 2018 - The Tesla Sabotage Story Gets Weirder?

June 22nd, 2018


The Supreme Court rules on cell phone tracking, YouTube gets channel memberships, Twitter literally smites Smyte, the Elon Musk sabotage saga gets …

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Whatever Happened to Apple's AirPower?

June 21st, 2018


Intel’s CEO steps down, an update on Apple’s AirPower wireless charger, a Supreme Court ruling will have a big impact on e-commerce, and Amazon Fire …

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Instagram Debuts IGTV

June 20th, 2018


The immigration controversy comes to Silicon Valley, Instagram debuts IGTV, Disney ups its bid for Fox, and a new phone finds a new way around “the notch.” Links:Facebook launches gameshows platform with interactive …

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Musk Fears Sabotage

June 19th, 2018


Verizon and AT&T stop selling your location data, Google roles out a couple of cool new things, Alexa is coming to your hotel, Elon Musk is …

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Apple Upgrades 911 Calls

June 18th, 2018


Apple upgrades 911 calls—and is taking a case to the Supreme Court—Google invests big time in China, gaming addiction is officially a disorder, and how an Australian telecom company is screwing up the World Cup. Stories …

Friday, June 15, 2018 - Oprah Signs With Apple

June 15th, 2018


Oprah signs with Apple, but OLEDs aren’t working out for Apple, Netflix has a hidden source for teen comedy hits, the weekend longreads suggestions, and, if you can believe it, William Shatner’s new gig. Stories from: …

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Save Metafilter!

June 14th, 2018


Apple tries to lock down it’s phones again, Google makes ad targeting more transparent, Microsoft works to replace cashiers with robots… but the robots have already come for middle managers at Amazon, and a plea to help …

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Major Twitter Changes

June 13th, 2018


Today was major revamp day. Twitter’s ringing in big changes. Microsoft is putting a new polish on Office. Also: Intel jumps into the GPU game, …

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - E-Scooters To The Moon!

June 12th, 2018


E-scooter valuations explode, Facebook turns in its homework, Microsoft’s next Xbox is coming in 2020, how Netflix is winning, and a dreaded 51% attack explained. Here’s what you missed today in the world of tech. …

Monday, June 11, 2018 - Snapchat Clear Chats and Facebook Memories

June 11th, 2018


Snapchat Clear Chats and Facebook’s Memories come at social media from different philosophical viewpoints, headlines from the ramp up to E3, new Apple Watch rumors, the scooter economy, and do on-screen fingerprint …

Friday, June 8, 2018 - Google's 7 Principles for AI

June 8th, 2018


Google’s lays out ethical principles for AI development, Facebook has another privacy issue (again), why the next generation of gaming consoles might …

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - The Fire TV Cube

June 7th, 2018


ZTE makes a deal with Uncle Sam, but Google might be in trouble because of Huawei, the new Amazon Fire TV Cube is announced, a new Blackberry phone, a redesigned Lyft app and more Instagram video rumors. Stories from: …

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Hour-long Instagram Videos?

June 6th, 2018


A whole slew of product announcements. New Sonos speakers. A new Motorola smartphone. A new AMD chip. Instagram may soon allow you to post hour-long …

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Intel Says "F— Everything! We're Doing 28 Cores!"

June 5th, 2018


Intel releases some anniversary chips, why WhatsApp and Facebook had a falling out, followups from WWDC and analysis of that GitHub acquisition, and …

Monday, June 4, 2018 - WWDC Highlights

June 4th, 2018


Today, it’s all about developers, everything from Apple’s WWDC Keynote, Microsoft buys GitHub in order to court developers. Oh. And a new Facebook data brouhaha. Tweet commentary: @ericlbarnes, @HenrikJoreteg …

Friday, June 1, 2018 - What to Expect From WWDC

June 1st, 2018


The end of an era in venture capital, the end of Facebook’s trending news feature, what to expect from WWDC next week, some new ARM chips and the weekend longreads suggestions. Stories from: @joshuarothman, …

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Self Driving Cars 4 Realz

May 31st, 2018


A bunch of self driving car news, a bunch of headline making quotes from the Code Conference, a couple new flagship smartphones, and a new Atari …

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Mary Meeker's Internet Report

May 30th, 2018


The Code Conference brings us Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report and juicy quotes from Evan Spiegel, web publishers find life after Facebook, a new …

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Uber Gets a Panic Button and Facebook Gets Paused

May 29th, 2018


Uber adds a panic button, Apple updates HomePod, the Chinese trade war is back on, Facebook gets a month-long timeout, another EU privacy regulation, …

Friday, May 25, 2018 - Musk Rages and Alexa Listens In

May 25th, 2018


European Union privacy restrictions kick in, Tesla settles a suit, Alexa is listening, Essential becomes a misnomer, and San Francisco brakes scooters. Tweets: @bxchen, @ktbenner, @geoffreyfowler, @zeynep, …

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Facebook and Twitter Label Political Ads

May 24th, 2018


Facebook and Twitter label political ads, Apple’s self-driving car efforts fizzle, the DOJ is looking at cryptocurrency manipulation, there’s a …

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Why Might Amazon Ban You?

May 23rd, 2018


Facebook helps you find a plumber, Apple lets you download your data, Comcast wants to buy 21st Century Fox, why would Amazon ban you, and Bill …

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Amazon Vs. The ACLU

May 22nd, 2018


Another chip flaw found, privacy activists turn their attention to Amazon, ZTE might be saved by the Trump Administration, Zuckerberg’s European sojourn is a damp squib, and now you can mute annoying people on …

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Break Up The Big Tech Companies?

May 21st, 2018


Is the government coming after Big Tech, Microsoft doubles down on voice AI, Lyft joins the e-scooter scramble, the Obamas officially join Netflix, and which smartphone is most likely to shatter? Stories from: …

Friday, May 18, 2018 - Fortnite Comes to Android

May 18th, 2018


Today more leakage of your phone’s location data, Fortnite comes to Android, dataplans for seniors’ smartphones, robotic insects, drone sailboats, and the weekend long reads suggestions. Stories from: @briankrebs, …

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - YouTube Music

May 17th, 2018


YouTube Music launches next week, Apple too is looking for a major new campus, Mobileye signs a big deal for autonomous car tech and the SEC creates honeypot to teach investors about scammy ICOs. Stories from: …

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Yanny vs. Laurel

May 16th, 2018


Zuckerberg to testify in Europe, Prime members to get discounts at Whole Foods, low-end tablets possibly coming from Microsoft, a blockchain phone, a …

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Silicon Valley Cleans Up Its Act

May 15th, 2018


Everyone says they’re cleaning up their act: Twitter, Facebook, Uber. The Crypto kids crash New York while Coinbase cozies up to Wall Street. The Surface Hub 2 looks pretty sweet, and we might soon be shooting Wikipedia …

Monday, May 14, 2018 - Email Encryption Might Be Broken

May 14th, 2018


Email encryption might be broken, Facebook suspends suspicious apps, why Google employees are resigning in protest, Silicon Valley could benefit from …

Friday, May 11, 2018 - A Facebook Cryptocurrency?

May 11th, 2018


Is a Facebook cryptocurrency really possible? Can Snapchat redesign its way back into users' hearts? What's going on at Symantec? Klout strikes out. And the Weekend Longreads.
Stories from: @alexeheath, @mekosoff
Tweets: …

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Sending Secret Messages to Siri

May 10th, 2018


The suspected Russian Facebook ads are released, a new Apple credit card, why Roku is a quiet powerhouse, Robinhood raises a ton of money, and how your digital assistant might be susceptible to subliminal commands.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Facebook's Executive Shuffle

May 9th, 2018


A major Facebook executive shakeup, Walmart beats Amazon to Flipkart, Glassdoor gets acquired, one more chance to fight for net neutrality, and a …

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Google I/O Highlights

May 8th, 2018


The highlights from Google I/O, Microsoft gives developers 95%, possible encrypted Twitter DMs, the NYSE wants to trade bitcoin, and Uber unveils its flying car.
Stories from: @nathanielpopper, @tonyromm
Tweets: …

Monday, May 7, 2018 - The iMac at Twenty

May 7th, 2018


Highlights from Microsoft's Build conference, a preview of Google's I/O conference, you might soon be able to add music to your Instagram Stories, who's ahead in the autonomous car race, and the iMac at twenty.
Stories …

Friday, May 4, 2018 - Would You Pay For Facebook?

May 4th, 2018


Would you pay for a Facebook subscription? Would you pay for Facebook satellite internet? Instagram adds native payments, Warren Buffett doubles down …

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Xiaomi files for a monster IPO

May 3rd, 2018


Xiaomi files for a monster IPO, Cambridge Analytica might not be dead after all, a whole bunch of news in the digital assistant space, NPR buys a …

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - AI Announcements at F8

May 2nd, 2018


Facebook’s AI announcements from F8, LG announces G7 ThinQ, Apple earnings analysis, Snap earnings analysis, the Pentagon blocks the sale of Chinese phones, and can AI predict the next Avengers: Infinity War?
Stories …

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Apple Earnings and Facebook's F8

May 1st, 2018


Apple's earnings numbers, all of the announcements from Facebook's F8 conference, a WhatsApp co-founder leaves, publishers criticize Google over GDPR, and will Comcast only give you faster internet speeds if you …

Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 - The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

April 30th, 2018


The T-Mobile/Sprint merger, Fitbit wants to share health data with doctors, Oculus wants virtual reality theater, Galaxy S9s get a storage boost, and …

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 - DNA Site Cracks the Golden State Killer Case

April 27th, 2018


The Price of Amazon Prime is going up, Apple's AirPort is going away, Square buys Weebly, A DNA site might have cracked the Golden State Killer case, …

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 - Snap's Spectacles 2.0

April 26th, 2018


It’s an earnings bonanza! Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook… and what might Samsung’s earnings mean for Apple’s? Also, new Snapchat Spectacles, a look behind the scenes at Nintendo, a possible Sonos IPO and Digg finds a new …

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 - The Gmail Revamp

April 25th, 2018


Facebook earnings, Twitter earnings, the Gmail redesign arrives, Alexa for children, a possible solution for law enforcement accessing encrypted …

Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 - Amazon Wants to Deliver to... Your Car?

April 24th, 2018


Amazon now delivers to your car, Spotify updates its app for free users, a wrap up of Alphabet’s earnings, jailbreak-able Nintendo Switches, and Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpelès breaks his silence.
Stories from: @ShiraOvide, …

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 - Amazon's Robot For Your Home

April 23rd, 2018


Alphabet's Q1 earnings, Amazon's working on a domestic robot, Aleksandr Kogan says he worked more closely with Facebook than has been reported, spies—like us—fear digital tracking, and the state of the music industry.

Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 - Google Has a Plan to Supplant SMS

April 20th, 2018


Google brands its replacement for SMS as "Chat," Apple can’t quit Samsung…yet, people are worried about MoviePass, digital design pioneer Susan Kare is honored, the weekend long reads suggestions, and Do Not Disturb …

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 - Bezos' Shareholder Letter

April 19th, 2018


Amazon Prime tops 100 million subscribers, clarifying Facebook’s GDPR compliance, Netflix has mobile previews, what metrics show that is Reddit bigger than Facebook, and will you soon be able to letter in eSports?

Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 - Amazon and Best Buy Join Forces (for TVs)

April 18th, 2018


Facebook rolls out better privacy tools globally, Amazon and Best Buy partner to sell TVs, the IRS suffered from a terribly timed outage, YouTube …

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 - Big Changes Coming to Apple News

April 17th, 2018


Apple is readying a new subscription reading app, tech companies pledge not to help governments wage cyberwar, Facebook outlines its web tracking, and Netflix earnings.
Tweets: @DaveLeeBBC, @geoffreyfowler
Stories:These …

Monday, Apr. 16, 2018 - US Punishes a Chinese Cellphone Maker

April 16th, 2018


US punishes a Chinese cellphone maker, two interesting acquisitions (General Assembly and, App Store earnings, original streaming content …

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 - Instagram Saves Poetry?

April 13th, 2018


Is Telegram the new refuge for pirated content, more police departments buy a device to unlock iPhones, Chinese cops use facial recognition to pick …

Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 - ESPN+ Debuts

April 12th, 2018


ESPN goes over-the-top, Apple’s Home Pod is reportedly “stumbling,” a final wrap-up of the Zuckerberg testimony, Snap testing commerce, and an AI doctor can diagnose on its own.  Stories:How Android Phones Hide Missed …

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 - A Spotify/Hulu Bundle

April 11th, 2018


Zuckerberg’s back on the hot seat, Spotify and Hulu have a new bundle, changes might be coming to Gmail, we might have new Spectacles soon, and Uber …

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 - Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington

April 10th, 2018


Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington, taking the temperature of Facebook employees, a fake Black Lives Matter page, YouTube videos vandalized, an Instagram portrait mode, and a museum of lost sounds. Stories from: …

Monday, Apr. 9, 2018 - iPhone (PRODUCT)RED

April 9th, 2018


A new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone, Uber gets into bike sharing, Zuckerberg crams for Congress, an open source AR headset, and why phishing attacks work. Stories:Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D last year — more than …

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 - Facebook Labels Political Ads

April 6th, 2018


Facebook labels political ads, cryptocurrencies might run afoul of GDPR, SpaceX can’t post videos from space, bots help you beat parking tickets, the …

Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 - Zuckerberg's PR Offensive

April 5th, 2018


Zuckerberg’s Q&A with reporters, possible social media regulations, Trump may hate Amazon but Uncle Sam seems to love ‘em, a dreaded 51% attack …

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 - The YouTube Shooting Incident

April 4th, 2018


Everything we know about yesterday’s shooting incident at YouTube, rumors of iphones with curved glass, Zuckerberg’s going to testify to congress, Apple poaches Google’s AI chief, and a smart piece about social media …

Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 - Spotify's Stock Debut

April 3rd, 2018


Spotify debuts on the stock market, but it needs to depend less on record labels, Trump seems serious about Amazon, your favorite messaging app is changing, Panera has a data leak and Swedes turn against a cash-free …

Monday, April 2, 2018 - Apple to Drop Intel?

April 2nd, 2018


Is Apple replacing Intel’s chips? Is Grindr leaking users’ HIV status? Cloudflare wants to protect your browsing privacy, Zuckerberg gives a longer interview, Macron talks AI, a profile of Amazon’s headquarters search …

Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 - The Facebook Memo Controversy

March 30th, 2018


An internal Facebook memo causes controversy, Under Armour was hacked, SpaceX gets FCC approval for satellite internet, utility companies dream of electric sheep cars, and the weekend long read suggestions. 
Stories …

Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 - The Big Microsoft Re-Org

March 29th, 2018


A big re-org at Microsoft, Facebook cuts out third party ad data, iOS 11.3 is out, Trump tweets his “concerns” about Amazon, Atlanta is digitally held hostage and Ripple donates to charity.
Tweets from: @tomwarren, …

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - Facebook Privacy Shortcuts

March 28th, 2018


Facebook introduces Privacy Shortcuts, Trump is “obsessed” with Amazon, Waze launches local ads, Shyp shuts down, video streaming will get faster and there’s more music now than ever! 
Stories from:
@harrymccracken, …

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 - Apple's New iPad

March 27th, 2018


Apple's new iPad, Arizona bans Uber test cars, Zuckerberg won't talk to Parliament but might talk to Congress, Foxconn buys Belkin, Apple goes to …

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 - The First Chrome OS Tablets

March 26th, 2018


The first Chrome OS tablet, Uber exits Southeast Asia, Tim Cook thinks Facebook should be regulated, The Fitbit Versa smartwatch, and a billion …

Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 - The Dropbox IPO

March 23rd, 2018


Low-cost iPads are coming, Dropbox IPOs, touchscreen issues with Galaxy S9s, Craigslist pulls all personal ads, and the weekend long-read suggestions.

Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - The Zuckerberg Interviews

March 22nd, 2018


Zuckerberg's interviews analyzed, Instagram updates the feed, IBM accused of age discrimination, early Oculus Go reviews and a wi-fi wine bottle …

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 - Zuckerberg Responds

March 21st, 2018


Zuckerberg speaks out about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Siri will read your hidden messages, Travis Kalanick's new gig, Facebook Messenger's new features, YouTube's increased ad load, Google gobbles Lytro, and …

Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 - Google Wants to Save Journalism

March 20th, 2018


Google wants to support journalism, more on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica saga, more on the self-driving car fatality, YouTube rolls out a “go …

Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - The Facebook Bombshell Fallout

March 19th, 2018


The fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story summarized, Facebook launches a Patreon, a self-driving car kills a pedestrian and Apple might be making its own screens.
Produced by @brianmcc and the …

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 - Apple Takes a Field Trip

March 16th, 2018


Apple takes a field trip, a small town bans bitcoin, Rihanna doesn't accept Snapchat's apology, Adobe transforms itself, and Lyft tests subscriptions.

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 - How Amazon Conquers

March 15th, 2018


Apple's troubles with Siri, Amazon's had an amazing last three years, but it didn't kill Toys "R" Us, Nest launches a video doorbell, Google answers …

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 - Theranos Charged with Fraud

March 14th, 2018


Theranos Charged with Fraud, Google bans crypto ads, YouTube fights conspiracy theories, a startup that wants to kill you, Google Maps for games, and Twitter comes after Snap.
Produced by @brianmcc and the …

Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 - Trump trumps Broadcom

March 13th, 2018


Trump trumps Broadcom, Larry Page and flying taxis, alleged flaws in AMD chips, Spotify playlist payola, checking in with Lyft, ranking tech brands …

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 - Apple Buys Texture

March 12th, 2018


Apple acquires Texture, details on the Dropbox IPO, drone deliveries might be coming soon, Twitter attacks tweetdecking, more on the Broadcom/Qualcomm story, and an interesting story out of the bitcoin world. Here's …

Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 - Obama to Netflix

March 9th, 2018


Waymo joins the self-driving truck party, Twitter wants you to go verify yourself, Snap wants to break even, Facebook streams Major League Baseball, some weekend long-reads, and why that Obama going to Netflix story is …

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 - Galaxy S9 Reviews

March 8th, 2018


Galaxy S9 reviews, Travis Kalanick's new fund, Google wants to AMP the web, most Netflix is watched on TVs, a Star Wars TV show, and yesterday's Alexa laughter led to a lot of Twitter jokes.
Produced by @brianmcc …

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 - Android P Released To Developers

March 7th, 2018


Android P is released to developers, Blackberry sues Facebook, sources speak of possible Snap layoffs, an interesting Peter Thiel interview, and actually, much more.... 
Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme …

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 - Google Ads AI to Drones?

March 6th, 2018


Google adds AI to drones, Uber trucks start hauling cargo, reading the Uber tea leaves, Washington State brings back net neutrality, Bumble bans …

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 - Amazon Checking Accounts

March 5th, 2018


Amazon checking accounts, Apple noise canceling earphones, Google sells Zagat, Facebook posts a cringeworthy user survey, and VCs take a road trip!
Sources: Amazon is in talks with big banks including JPMorgan Chase …

Introducing the Techmeme Ride Home Podcast

March 1st, 2018


Introducing ourselves, and letting you know what we'll be doing. First episode launches March 6 at 5PM eastern.

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