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(Bonus) Joshua Schachter And The Story

October 24th, 2020


Joshua Schachter is mostly known these days as a prominent angel investor, but his claim to fame is as the founder of, one of THE sites and startups that convinced me and a lot of other people that the …

Fri. 10/23 – What If PayPal Goes Big In Crypto?

October 23rd, 2020


Is PayPal making moves to become a major player in Crypto? A look at the two big ballot initiatives in California that Silicon Valley cares about and which the rest of the country might be affected by. Why YouTube is …

Thu. 10/22 – Quibi QUIckly BItes The Dust

October 22nd, 2020


Quibi’s dead baby. Quibi’s dead. Jony Ive is going to design stuff for… Airbnb? The Mate 40 Pro is the best flagship smartphone you’ll probably never want to buy. What if Snapchat conquers India? The Bahamas launches …

Wed. 10/21 – PayPal Adds Crypto

October 21st, 2020


Big news for crypto as PayPal adopts it, both for users to buy, but also, crucially, for them to spend. Facebook is testing a Nextdoor killer. Update on the Quibi deathwatch. Tech earnings snuck up on me and Evan …

Tue. 10/20 – The DOJ Antitrust Suit Against Google

October 20th, 2020


The Feds have finally thrown the book at Google. But the DOJ has also targeted the infamous Sandworm hackers. Intel sells its NAND memory unit as …

Mon. 10/19 – Apple Launches Apple Music TV (A-MTV? iMTV?)

October 19th, 2020


Apple wants to you to want your A-MTV. iMTV? I dunno. Apple has launched a music videos channel. The new Samsung Galaxies might be coming sooner than ever. The company bringing AR to car windshields. And why Japan …

(Bonus) What Is DeFi? With CoinDesk's Brady Dale

October 17th, 2020


I don’t think I’ve made any bones about the fact that I blow hot and cold on crypto. Sometimes I grow frustrated that it always seems to be a lot of …

Fri. 10/16 – You Can Now Hum To Search Music On Google

October 16th, 2020


Google now lets you whistle or hum to search, which sounds crazy I know, or crazy cool. Are we due for one more Apple event this year? The FCC wants …

Thu. 10/15 – Xbox Series X Preview

October 15th, 2020


It’s hardware review Thursday! Reviews of the Xbox Series X, Google Pixel 5 AND 4a 5G. SOME of the new iPhones are getting extra RAM. Room-temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time and what that …

Wed. 10/14 – iPhone 12 Pricing and Availability Surprises

October 14th, 2020


Picking up some odds and ends from yesterday’s iPhone event, including some eyebrow raising clarifications on price and availability. Zoom is indeed trying to be a platform by bringing apps to your calls. You know DeFi …

Tue. 10/13 – The iPhone 12 Event: All The Deets

October 13th, 2020


All the details from the iPhone 12 event. PC shipments go into the category of “doing well in covid times.” Disney announces a reorg to emphasize its …

Mon. 10/12 – Nest’s New Smart Thermostat Ditches the Rotating Dial

October 12th, 2020


Google’s Nest thermostat is ditching the iconic dial design. Will regulators first ask Google to divest itself of Chrome? A big takedown of a botnet …

Fri. 10/09 – Microsoft Game Pass To Do An App Store End-run?

October 9th, 2020


Again, could Gaming, and Microsoft specifically, be the thing that cracks the App Store open? More hints of consolidation in the semiconductor …

Thu. 10/08 – AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 CPUs Announced

October 8th, 2020


Bunch of new chip announcements from AMD. Facebook is pausing all political ads… after the election. Square puts its money where its mouth is when it …

Wed 10/07 – The House Antitrust Report

October 7th, 2020


The House has released its big antitrust report on big tech. Facebook has banned Qanon everywhere it can. DDR5 chips are finally here. Shogun is an …

Tue. 10/06 - G Suite Is No More! (But Don’t Worry)

October 6th, 2020


G Suite is no more! But don’t worry. It’s just a name change. Apple is removing non-Apple headphones from its stores. And AT&T is killing DSL. Why that’s a problem for a lot of people. Putting interactive …

Mon. 10/05 – Nvidia’s Zoom-Killer, “Maxine”

October 5th, 2020


Nvidia’s new platform to fix video calls. Surprisingly, Facebook says breaking up Facebook is impossible. Google slow rolls enforcement of the 30% …

(Bonus) The Creator Economy Opportunity With @JoshConstine

October 3rd, 2020


For years, I quoted Josh Constine on this show because he was one of the breaking news-iest folks over at TechCrunch for years. Well, now he’s gone …

Fri. 10/02 – Tesla Smashes Its Previous Delivery Record

October 2nd, 2020


Tesla continues to smash records. Facebook has announced big changes for Groups, and folks are concerned it will smash the platform further. A new …

Thu. 10/01 – New Surface Laptop Go: Smaller Display, $549

October 1st, 2020


New Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X from Microsoft. Google is going to pay $1 billion dollars to support journalism. Google has a Photos update, …

Wed. 09/30 – The New Pixel Phones, Chromecast and More From Today’s Google Event

September 30th, 2020


All the news from the Google Launch Night. Say hello to Google TV. Say hello to a new Chromecast and the new Nest Audio smartspeaker. Say hello to the Pixel 4a 5G and the new Pixel 5. But is this a new pivot to …

Tue. 09/29 - With Amazon One, Amazon Wants You To Pay With Your Palm

September 29th, 2020


With Amazon One, Amazon wants you to pay with your palm. Google is trying the carrot and the stick approach with its App Store controversies. What if Zoom was redesigned specifically for remote learning? The world’s …

Mon. 09/28 – Roku’s New $130 Streambar and Updated $100 Roku Ultra

September 28th, 2020


Roku launches a Streambar and an Ultra with Dolby Vision. Dell updates the XPS 13 lineup. TikTok is still ticking, as of this moment. Will we see the …

(Bonus) TikTok's Secret Sauce With Eugene Wei and A16Z's 16 Minutes Podcast

September 26th, 2020


Eugene Wei and Sonal Chokshi explain plainly how and why TikTok is an evolutionary (and algorithmic) step beyond the social graph.

  • Eugene's original …

Fri. 09/25 – Amazon Announces The Luna Cloud Gaming Service

September 25th, 2020


All the headlines from Amazon’s hardware event. New Echo devices. Amazon is getting into cloud gaming with Luna. And ring has a literal drone that will fly around the inside of your house for the purposes of sentry …

Thu. 09/24 – The Rebel Alliance Forming To Battle App Stores

September 24th, 2020


The Rebel Alliance has a name: The Coalition for App Fairness. Microsoft will make office available without a subscription. Software as a purchase, if you will, instead of a subscription. Radical. Say hello to the …

Wed. 09/23 – Microsoft “Exclusively” Licenses GPT-3

September 23rd, 2020


All the announcements and headlines from Microsoft’s Ignite 2020. Microsoft is exclusively licensing Open AI’s GPT-3. Google has debuted an Airtable rival called Tables. Ming-Chi Kuo thinks we’ll see an iPad with …

Tue. 09/22 – Quibi Is “Exploring Options”

September 22nd, 2020


Quibi is exploring its options, as they say. The Google Antitrust suit could come next week. Why do you have to return the entire Apple Watch if your …

Mon. 09/21 – ByteDance Says It Won. Trump Says Not So Fast. TikTok Continues… For Now.

September 21st, 2020


It looked like we had a TikTok deal the president liked. Then ByteDance went and pointed out they still had control. Now, I dunno where we’re at. …

Fri. 09/18 – WeChat Officially Banned On Sunday. TikTok Only Kinda Banned.

September 18th, 2020


The Commerce Department officially has brought the hammer down. WeChat is banned on Sunday. TikTok banned on Sunday too, but it’s complicated. PayTM is banned from the Google Play Store in India. Facebook decides that …

Thu. 09/17 – PS5 Details Revealed. But Good Luck Pre-Ordering!

September 17th, 2020


We have the launch date and price for the Playstation 5. An update on the TikTok and WeChat situations. Why the Snowflake IPO was such a big deal, and such a big success. Red Ventures is affiliate marketing on steroids. …

Wed. 09/16 – Facebook Unveils The Oculus Quest 2

September 16th, 2020


Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2, as a part of its Facebook Connect (formerly Oculus Connect) event. Amazon Music gets podcasts. Spotify puts the …

Tue. 09/15 – The Apple “Time Flies” Event

September 15th, 2020


A full rundown of the Time Flies event from Apple. New Apple Watches, including an Apple Watch SE. Refreshed iPad, but redesigned iPad Air that is …

Mon. 09/14 – Has Oracle Saved TikTok (In The US)?

September 14th, 2020


Has Oracle saved TikTok, in the US at least? Let me explain why it’s not actually buying anything, probably isn’t solving the security problem …

(Bonus) The TikTok Sales Saga With @Kantrowitz

September 12th, 2020


The TikTok saga. It’s gonna end. Or it’s gonna happen. Or it’s gonna… something in the next few days. Will it be sold? Will it not be? Will it be …

Fri. 09/11 – Microsoft Says The Hackers Are Coming For The Election

September 11th, 2020


Microsoft warns that hackers working for Russia, China and Iran are escalating their attacks surrounding the upcoming US Presidential election. I lied…. Apple has blinked in the Epic Games/App Store battle, at least a …

Thu. 09/10 – “Campus” Is Facebook, But For College Kids (Insert Joke Here)

September 10th, 2020


Facebook goes back to its roots by going back to school with Campus. The Long-Term Stock Exchange is ready for its closeup. The former head of the …

Wed. 09/09 – Clarifications And Follow-Ups

September 9th, 2020


Clarifying the news on the new Xbox consoles, as well as next week’s Apple event. Apple sues Epic Games for breach of contract. Android 11 is here if …

Tue. 09/08 – Xbox Series X and (Series S!) Details Revealed

September 8th, 2020


The details around the new Xbox’s have been revealed. China wants to draw definitive global lines in the tech cold war. Google makes a big bet on the …

Feed Drop - The Passion Economy

September 7th, 2020


The Passion Economy with Adam Davidson is available wherever you get your podcasts. Each episode Adam sits down with people who have channeled their …

(Bonus) The WHOLE EV Space With EV News Daily Podcast

September 5th, 2020


As I said on Friday, my goal this week was I wanted to learn more about the EV space. Yes, there’s Tesla, but we only talk about Tesla. And remember, …

Fri. 09/04 – Ad-Pocalypse (Not) Now

September 4th, 2020


The Attorney General seems to want an antitrust case against Google within weeks. Apple has delayed the Ad-pocalypse. Why the games industry is where Epic has all the leverage against Apple. Will a new display tech …

Thu. 09/03 – Will Only One iPhone (The Expensive One) Get The Fastest 5G?

September 3rd, 2020


Will only one iPhone get the fastest version of 5G? Facebook moves into an election posture. Do Geofencing warrants violate the 4th Amendment? New …

Wed. 09/02 – Nvidia’s New GPU Powerhouse, the RTX 3090

September 2nd, 2020


Nividia’s new GPU powerhouse, the RTX 3090. Apple makes the case that the App Store is a jobs powerhouse. Patreon is an interesting and monster new raise. Why Amazon delivery drivers are hanging their phones from trees. …

Tue. 09/01 – Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Released; All The Details

September 1st, 2020


It’s Phone Day! The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is unveiled. The world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera is unveiled (it’s the ZTE Axon 20 5G if …

Mon. 08/31 – TikTok Has A Buyer?

August 31st, 2020


Has TikTok found its buyer? Lenovo launches its flagship laptop. Netflix is offering free access to some of its originals. Amazon can officially start drone delivery. But drug cartels are already using drones for …

Fri. 08/28 – Ok, So… How About Walmart Owning TikTok?

August 28th, 2020


Ok, if things couldn’t get any weirder, what if I told you Walmart really wants to buy TikTok. Has anyone noticed that Facebook is actively working …

Thu. 08/27 – Halo, Amazon’s New Fitness Wearable

August 27th, 2020


Amazon announces Halo, a weird and ambitious new fitness wearable. Facebook warns of an ad-apocalypse. TikTok’s CEO abruptly resigns, for: reasons. The reMarkable 2 e-ink tablet. Intel is causing the US to fall behind …

Wed. 08/26 – Palantir’s S-1 Takes A Swipe At Silicon Valley

August 26th, 2020


Palantir’s S-1 filing gives us our first look under the hood of their business. Apple is bringing AR content to Apple TV+. A big name in 3D printing is going public… and guess how? A new digital networking speed record. …

Tue. 08/25 – Fitbit’s Sense Smartwatch and Versa 3

August 25th, 2020


A whole bunch of new hardware gadgetry today. New Fitbits. New smart locks. New Roomba capabilities. Also, rumors of a new Nintendo Switch console …

Mon. 08/24 – Is Apple Evil Now?

August 24th, 2020


Is Apple evil now? Another App Store kerfluffle, this time involving WordPress of all things. Also, more fallout from the Apple/Epic Games/Fortnite …

Fri. 08/21 - Uber’s Former CSO Charged With Obstruction of Justice

August 21st, 2020


Uber’s former CSO charged with obstruction of justice, becoming the first tech executive ever charged for a security incident. A legend of the Amazon …

Thu. 08/20 – Lyft Ends Service In California At Midnight

August 20th, 2020


Facebook has removed tons of stuff from what it calls US-based militia organizations. Airbnb has filed for its IPO. Cobalt is an interesting raise. But also, some new tech might remove cobalt for better batteries. …

Wed. 08/19 – You Won’t Be Able To Use An Oculus Without A Facebook Account

August 19th, 2020


Soon you can only use an Oculus if you have a Facebook account. But bizarrely, the Facebook Portal (along with the Echo Show and Google Nest Hub Max) …

Tue. 08/18 – Apple Goes Nuclear Against Epic Games

August 18th, 2020


Apple has chosen the tactical nuclear option in its fight with Epic Games. But Epic might rally a rebel alliance. Would Oracle buying TikTok make any …

Mon. 08/17 – Why Regulatory Change For Big Tech Is Maybe Inevitable

August 17th, 2020


Why I think regulatory impact for Big Tech is maybe inevitable. Amazon seems to be sniffing around Rackspace. The first “mass produced” smartphone …

(Bonus) The Reliance Jio Story With The Diff Newsletter

August 15th, 2020


The whole story of Reliance and Reliance Jio with Bryne Hobart, author of the excellent newsletter The Diff. Subscribe at:

Also, the …

Fri. 08/14 – Fortnite Banned! The Epic/Apple/Google Battle Royale

August 14th, 2020


What do you think we’re going to talk about? Apple and Google ban Fortnite. Epic Games turns around and sues Apple and Google for antitrust. Also: Adobe commits to fighting Deepfakes, Streaming is now a quarter of all …

Thu. 08/13 – Apple Subscription Bundles By October?

August 13th, 2020


Apple subscription bundles coming as soon as October according to Gurman. Epic is straight out thumbing its nose at the App Stores. What could render …

Wed. 08/12 – Microsoft Launches Surface Duo!

August 12th, 2020


Microsoft’s dual screen Surface Duo is here! Microsoft’s commits to November as a launch month for the Xbox Series X. Foxconn wants to pull back from …

Tue. 08/11 – Google To Create A Global Android-Powered Earthquake Alert System

August 11th, 2020


Android is becoming a worldwide earthquake detection network. Major legal setback for Uber and Lyft in California. Businesses using Bitcoin as their capital reserve. Parallels Desktop supports Big Sur. Nreal still …

Mon. 08/10 – Amazon to Turn Malls Into Fulfillment Centers?

August 10th, 2020


Amazon wants to literally take over Malls. How exposed to China is Apple at the moment? Apple is literally doing legal battle with a pear. An app to …

Fri. 08/07 – The Executive Order To Ban TikTok and WeChat

August 7th, 2020


The President officially signs an order to block ByteDance AND Tencent. Apple confirms the reasons why xCloud and Stadia aren’t coming to iOS any time soon. Uber is now, officially, more burrito delivery company than …

Thu. 08/06 – Will The US’s “Clean Network” Plan Break The Internet?

August 6th, 2020


Will the US Government’s “Clean Network” plan lead to the definitive fracturing of the Internet we’ve all feared? Nintendo is killing it thanks to …

Wed. 08/05 – Samsung’s Unpacked Event And The New Galaxy Note 20s

August 5th, 2020


All of the headlines from the Samsung Unpacked event: new Galaxy Note 20s, New Galaxy Buds, New Galaxy Watch and more. Disney has already hit its goal for Disney+. ByteDance remains defiant even as Facebook launches …

Tue. 08/04 – Last Hurrah? iMacs Get A Major Update

August 4th, 2020


Last hurrah? Intel iMacs get a major update. The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump situation can only be described as nuts-o-butts-o. Looks like Garmin paid the ransom. Why xCloud is launching soon on Android but not on iOS. And …

Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

August 3rd, 2020


TikTok has not been banned by Trump, but it came close this weekend. Microsoft almost walked away from buying TikTok this weekend, but it looks like it’s back on board and might buy non-Chinese TikTok operations soon. …

Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm?

July 31st, 2020


Sources say Nvidia is in talks to buy Arm. Music Videos are coming to Facebook in a bigger way. The iPhone is delayed a tiny bit. A run-down of the earnings reports: TLDR: Apple made a ton of money when people thought …

Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony

July 30th, 2020


A comprehensive rundown of the big tech testimony in Congress yesterday. Don’t worry. I tried to keep it brief. Are seller fees quietly twice as big a business for Amazon as AWS is? There’s a new king of the smartphone …

Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

July 29th, 2020


A rundown of what the big tech CEO’s told Congress this afternoon. Are Samsung and Google about to get a lot more integrated? The biggest news in the …

Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse

July 28th, 2020


What to expect from tomorrow’s Big Tech Congressional testimony. Instagram is trying to woo TikTok stars. Qualcomm has some amazing new quick charge tech. Roblox continues to look like the next big thing. And …

Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July

July 27th, 2020


Google’s offices might remain closed due to Covid for another full year. Australia has sued Google on competition and consumer grounds. Looks like …

Fri. 07/24 – The US Has A Quantum Internet Plan

July 24th, 2020


Might Twitter have too many cooks in the kitchen to have decent op-sec? Intel has to delay its next gen chip process. Again. The US unveiled official plans for a quantum internet. AT&T announced its nationwide 5G …

Thu. 07/23 – Corning Introduces A New Gorilla Glass: Victus!

July 23rd, 2020


Corning has introduced what it is calling it’s best Gorilla Glass ever, with a tough new name: Victus! HBO Max already has more than 4 million customers. It was Nvidia that was inquiring about buying ARM. And more on …

Wed. 07/22 - Samsung Announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G

July 22nd, 2020


Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip 5G! TikTok’s US-based investors are considering buying it out as a last resort. Slack files an antitrust complaint against Microsoft. Fiat Chrysler signs a deal with Waymo that points …

Tue. 07/21 – Apple Pledges 100% Carbon Neutrality by 2030

July 21st, 2020


Apple says it will be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. Microsoft has been talking to Congress ahead of next week’s hearings. LinkedIn is cutting jobs cause of Covid. Smartphone sales took a hit last quarter for the same …

Mon. 07/20 – eBay to Sell Its Classified Ads Business?

July 20th, 2020


eBay seems to be selling every last thing it can before all it's left with is its marketplace and its pride. Disney has quietly cut its Facebook advertising too. When might we actually seen Windows 10x? And what is …

(Bonus) Listener Call-In 2- The Revenge!

July 18th, 2020


The Twitter hack! Can Apple REALLY buy Arm? The Ad-tier being key to Peacock's strategy. Will open standards ever make a comeback? And much more!

Fri. 07/17 – Is A 21-Year-Old British Hacker Behind The Great Twitter Hijacking?

July 17th, 2020


Brian Krebs has a theory of who specifically he thinks was behind the Twitter hijack, but other people have theories too. Netflix kicks off tech earnings season, but also makes a pretty interesting executive move. And …

Thu. 07/16 – The Great Twitter Hijack of 2020

July 16th, 2020


I run down the whole mess of the great twitter hijacking from last night. Facebook is rolling out more labels for politicians. Facebook might also be …

Wed. 07/15 – Is It Too Early To Start Talking About 6G?

July 15th, 2020


Apple wins its big tax fight with the EU. Sony is doubling PlayStation 5 production because: Covid. Zoom has its own hardware device. An early review of the new Peacock streaming service. And forget 5G. Is it too early …

Tue. 07/14 – What If Apple Bought Arm?

July 14th, 2020


Softbank looks like it might want to unload Arm, so let me blow your mind for a second: what if Apple bought Arm? The UK has completely flip flopped …

Mon. 07/13 – SiriusXM Makes the Biggest Podcast Acquisition Yet

July 13th, 2020


SiriusXM looks like it is stepping up to be the big competitor to Spotify in the podcasting space by lining up Podcasting’s biggest ever acquisition. …

Fri. 07/10 – Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs Coming THIS Year

July 10th, 2020


We could get our first Apple Silicon Macs as soon as this year. Apple Glasses are still a ways away, but Foxconn is already making the lenses. …

Thu. 07/09 – Apple’s Not Gonna Abandon Thunderbolt

July 9th, 2020


Coinbase might be the most important IPO of the next several years. More bad numbers from Quibi. Apple wants you to know it is not abandoning …

Wed. 07/08 – Facebook Fails Its Own Audit

July 8th, 2020


Facebook fails its own civil rights audit. Details of the new Thunderbolt 4 standard. Details on the new Snapdragon chip. Unpacking what might be in …

Tue. 07/07 – Will The US Government Ban TikTok?

July 7th, 2020


TikTok pulls it’s app completely for the Hong Kong market. But could the US ban TikTok in the US market? And India shows us what happens when TikTok …

Mon. 07/06 – Uber Buys Postmates

July 6th, 2020


Uber buys Postmates for $2.65 billion dollars. There’s an Xbox Series X event coming later this month. An algorithm that could PREDICT Covid-19 …

Thu. 07/02 – ALL of Silicon Valley (kinda) Has A Date With Washington

July 2nd, 2020


Zuckerberg has told Facebook staff he’s not overly worried about the boycotts. The Fab 4 CEOs of the biggest tech companies (minus Microsoft) all …

Wed. 07/01 – YouTube TV Has Recreated The TV Bundle At Essentially The Same Price Point

July 1st, 2020


The reckoning for social media ad spend might be hitting critical mass. Spotify gets more affordable for couples. YouTube TV gets more expensive for everyone. Apple IS struggling with iPhone 5G delays, but it SHOULDN’T …

Tue. 06/30 – Amazon Prime Video Launches Watch Party

June 30th, 2020


Lululemon wants to buy Mirror. We think Uber is thinking about buying Postmates. Amazon Prime Video launches Watch Party. Android’s AirDrop …

Mon. 06/29 – Reddit Bans r/The_Donald and The Facebook Ad Boycott, Explained

June 29th, 2020


Reddit bans r/The_Donald and I try to break down the almost hour by hour, day by day timeline of the whole Facebook/social media ad boycott …

(Bonus) WWDC Wrap Up With Rene Ritchie @reneritchie

June 27th, 2020


This is a really simple one. WWDC happened this week. Rene Ritchie has been attending it, virtually, of course. So he’s here to break down the keynote, which we all saw, but also to let us know what’s been going on in …

Fri. 06/26 - Amazon Buys Self-Driving Startup Zoox

June 26th, 2020


Amazon is officially in the self-driving car game. Microsoft is officially keeping its retail stores closed… forever. Verizon had joined the Facebook …

Thu. 06/25 – Amazon Has A Counterfeit Crimes Unit (Sounds Like An NBC TV Show)

June 25th, 2020


Wirecard is wiped out. Amazon has its own Counterfeit Crimes Unit. Apple quietly made a change that will make things pretty tough on advertisers. Google won’t keep your data forever anymore and Hey basically wins.

Wed. 06/24 – Oculus Go and Olympus (and Force Touch?) Go Bye Bye

June 24th, 2020


Brazil puts the breaks on payments via WhatsApp. Advertisers apply pressure on Facebook via a boycott. Oculus is putting an end to the Oculus Go. …

Tue. 06/23 – Zoom is No Longer The King of the Work-From-Home Era

June 23rd, 2020


Wirecard’s former CEO has been arrested. Microsoft pulls out of the other streaming wars by shutting down Mixer. Some analysis and additional details …

Mon. 06/22 – WWDC 2020 (Virtually)

June 22nd, 2020


All of the headlines I can manage to cram in from today’s World Wide Developer Conference from Apple. Hey gets approved, by the way. Google’s ad revenue will decline for the first time probably in, well, ever. And why …

Fri. 06/19 – It’s Gonna Be An Interesting WWDC…

June 19th, 2020


Apple officially says no to HEY and people are pissed, kind of just about the WAY they said it. A look at the internal divisions inside Apple over those rumored Apple Glasses. Twitch is growing as a platform for live …

Thu. 06/18 – Audio Comes To Tweets

June 18th, 2020


Apple has rejected a Facebook app five times, so back to that debate again. Twitter lets you add audio to tweets. Door Dash raises a round. Surprise! Reliance Jio raises another monster round. And stick around for the …

Wed. 06/17 – HEY! The Whole Brouhaha Between Apple And Basecamp

June 17th, 2020


We dive deep into the whole HEY brouhaha and wonder if this is the best time for Apple to draw attention to App Store policies. Uber is getting into …

Tue. 06/16 – Apple’s Turn in The EU Antitrust Toolshed

June 16th, 2020


The EU is investigating Apple for antitrust. Is Instagram surpassing Twitter as a news source? A look at that new Hey email service. A look at a …

Mon. 06/15 – People Are Actually MORE Honest On Their Cellphones

June 15th, 2020


The zero interest Mac financing is here. Shopify and Walmart team up, as they probably should. Is Mr. Bezos about to go to Washington? Interesting …

Fri. 06/12 – Why Chris Cox Returning to Facebook is Such A Big Deal

June 12th, 2020


Twitter takes down a bunch of accounts it says are government propaganda. UK regulators are gonna take a hard look at Facebook’s Giphy acquisition. I …

Thu. 06/11 – Regulation News Thursday

June 11th, 2020


It’s regulation news day. The EU might be about to file antitrust charges against Amazon and California officially labeled Uber and Lyft workers as …

Wed. 06/10 – Robocallers Face The Music

June 10th, 2020


Another day, another flaw in Intel chips discovered. More analysis of Apple’s presumed move away from Intel chips for Macs. Is Just Eat Takeaway about to swallow up Grubhub? What happened to Zynn on the Play Store? And …

Tue. 06/09 – Apple Could Announce Arm Chips For Macs at WWDC In A Matter Of Days

June 9th, 2020


The shift to Arm-based chips for Macs might be announced in a matter of days. IBM says it is straight out exiting the facial recognition business. Google Maps will help you avoid Covid-crowding. A deep dive into …

Mon. 06/08 – Airbnb Is Suddenly Seeing More Travel Bookings Than It Did This Time Last Year

June 8th, 2020


Might we see a V-shaped recovery after all? Airbnb says there IS a lot of pent-up demand out there. Brave got caught doing basically the shadiest thing a web browser can do. Proof that YouTube owns the kids. And soon …

Fri. 06/05 - What If Self-Driving Cars Won’t Prevent As Many Accidents As We Hoped?

June 5th, 2020


Amazon and Slack form an interesting alliance. Google outlines evidence hackers are already attacking the Presidential campaigns. What if self-driving cars won’t prevent as many accidents as we hoped? And, of course, …

Thu. 06/04 – A Class-Action Lawsuit Around Incognito Mode

June 4th, 2020


The whole land-grab in the Indian telecom market continues to blow my hair back. A class-action lawsuit around Incognito Mode. More hints at an Apple …

Wed. 06/03 - Is On-Device Translation Coming to iOS?

June 3rd, 2020


Zoom is the new tech earnings report worth covering. Is on-device translation coming to iOS? Google is blocking a Remove China Apps app. The Brave browser is growing. Zuckerberg tries to calm his restless troops. And is …

Tue. 06/02 – Everything is Postponed

June 2nd, 2020


Facebook finally lets you clean out your old crap from your basement (I mean, past). AT&T won’t count HBO Max against your mobile data cap. Every …

Mon. 06/01 – The Facebook Walkout

June 1st, 2020


What I believe is the first ever walkout in Facebook history, the biggest acquisition in Zynga history, Samsung Access is an interesting ARR play to get ahead of an Apple Prime subscription, and an Android event this …

Fri. 05/29 – The Best Summary of the Executive Order I Can Muster (Replacement)

May 29th, 2020


I do my best to breakdown the who Twitter/executive order situation, at least at the time of this recording. Hall of Fame fundraiser drops mic and rides off into the sunset. TikTok has an interesting new rival. And, of …

Thu. 05/28 – The Most Consequential Tweets For Silicon Valley of All Time?

May 28th, 2020


Is the Trump administration finally willing to go to war with big tech? Another Apple startup acquisition, but also why Fraggle Rock might indicate a strategy shift for Apple TV+. Remember 4k TV’s? And the microcredit …

Wed. 05/27 – Amazon Joins The Self-Driving Race

May 27th, 2020


Amazon joins the self-driving race, and actually, why haven’t they before? Google’s plans to get back to the office. HBO Max debuts, but with one major handicap. Facebook faces a novel whistleblower complaint and …

Tue. 05/26 – What Does A 3-Day Weekend Even Mean Anymore?

May 26th, 2020


The ARM chips for the next several years are here. End-to-end encryption might be coming to RCS. Jailbreaking might be returning to iPhones. …

(Bonus) Bryan Salesky, CEO of Argo

May 23rd, 2020


The founder and CEO of a company we talk about all the time: Bryan Salesky of Argo AI. Bryan tells us more about the unique Silicon Valley/Detroit hybrid that Argo represents, we discuss the unique business model …

Fri. 05/22 – I Do A Complete 180 on WFH

May 22nd, 2020


Yeah, mea culpa on my whole work-from-home/remote work skepticism. Also, I was wrong about Magic Leap being a goner. But that subscription aggregator …

Thu. 05/21 – The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition

May 21st, 2020


Twitter is testing another new feature to limit trolls and give users greater control of their threads, the Google and Apple contact tracing API is …

Wed. 05/20 – Joe Rogan is Podcasting’s Howard Stern Moment

May 20th, 2020


Facebook takes another major run at cracking ecommerce. And why this might be a highly opportune moment to do so. In short: the corona moment might be the moment ecommerce finally wins. Also, will Apple ship iPhones …

Tues. 05/19 - If You Virtual Build It, They Will Come

May 19th, 2020


Microsoft’s virtual version of its Build conference unleashes an array of news, including Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, a new component system for …

Mon. 05/18 – Pizza Arbitrage Shows How The Food Delivery Space Is Broken

May 18th, 2020


The tech trade war is really heating up again, in case you missed it. What if Coronavirus is what helps Google win at messaging? Clubhouse is an interesting raise raising eyebrows. And why Pizza arbitrage shows that the …

(Bonus) Listener Call in I - The "Call-in-an-ing"

May 16th, 2020


Questions about: tech in the time of coronavirus, podcasting in the time of coronavirus, WeWork and co-working spaces after the coronavirus, Netflix's position among the competition right now, are subscriptions the …

Fri. 05/15 – Facebook Buys GIPHY

May 15th, 2020


The US strikes at Huawei again. Apple acquires a VR startup and there’s conflicting rumors on those AR glasses. Is Silicon Valley really about to become a ghost town? And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 05/14 – “Monstrous” Chip News

May 14th, 2020


There is "monstrous" chip news from Nvidia, the world’s first camera sensor with AI built-in, a crypto experiment on Reddit that I feel like might actually have a shot at working, how long will Google stick with …

Wed. 05/13 – What If We Never Go Back To The Office?

May 13th, 2020


New XPS laptops, new Fire HD tablets, Facebook is compensating content moderators, how the pandemic has affected clothes shopping, and how the aftermath of the pandemic might affect offices in the sense of: will we …

Tue. 05/12 - Quibbling With Quibi

May 12th, 2020


Is Uber about to gobble Grubhub? Twitter does something Facebook and YouTube did a long time ago. Details on Apple’s forthcoming over the ears headphones. New releases for developers and music producers. And look, let’s …

Mon. 05/11 – Why Call it “Thunderspy” and not “Thunderstruck” or “Thunderstorm?”

May 11th, 2020


A flaw in Thunderbolt basically means no computers are secure. Qualcomm’s new flagship chip. Eric Schmidt has finally left the Googleplex. Detecting …

(Bonus) Did Al Gore Invent The Internet?

May 9th, 2020


Of course not. But also: it's more nuanced than you might think...

Fri. 05/08 – How Good Can an $18 Apple Watch Knock-Off Really Be?

May 8th, 2020


Uber continues the things-could-be-worse tech earnings parade, Google is consolidating all of its messaging efforts under one team, this whole …

Thu. 05/07 – Do Lyft Earnings Mean Ride Hailing As An Industry Might Survive?

May 7th, 2020


Zoom makes its first acquisition, Google Authenticator now makes it easier to switch phones, Lyft earnings gives hopes to the ride hailing industry, new Sonos gear and a deep dive into Facebook’s new Oversight Board.

Wed. 05/06 – Disney+ Is Saving Mickey’s Bacon At The Moment

May 6th, 2020


New Surface Gos, New Surface Books, New Surface Headphones and the Surface Buds finally arrive. The rumored layoffs come to Uber and Airbnb. Disney+ is saving Disney’s bacon at the moment. And why Peloton is one of …

Tue. 05/05 – UK’s Contact Tracing App Won’t Work In the Background

May 5th, 2020


The virtual WWDC begins June 22! The UK hasn’t played by Google and Apple’s rules and it seems like their contact tracing app is failing because of …

Mon. 05/04 - Usable Keyboards Return to the 13-inch MacBook Pro

May 4th, 2020


Usable keyboards return to the 13-inch MacBook Pro. What is going on at Amazon? Jio Platforms gets another huge investment. Another potential blockbuster acquisition in the Israeli transport-tech space. And can the …

Fri. 05/01 - Sometime Sanity Wins (ICANN Edition)

May 1st, 2020


ICANN finally does the right thing on the whole .org mess. Earnings from Apple and Amazon. Could Amazon face actual perjury charges? Reddit walks …

Thu. 04/30 – Don’t Fight The Tape (Tech Earnings Edition)

April 30th, 2020


Four big earnings reports for four big tech companies, but we’ll leave that to the end. Intel launches a new flagship clip line, Andreessen Horowitz launches a new crypto fund, Zoom fesses up on MAUs, and Reddit goes …

Wed. 04/29 – Here Come the Tech Earnings…

April 29th, 2020


The biggest tech earnings season in a while kicks off and so far, it’s so good for Alphabet. Spotify says its holding up as well. Though Uber might …

Tue. 04/28 – Deepfakes As A Killer (Advertising) App

April 28th, 2020


Shopify unveils its own shopping app. DJI unveils the Mavic Air 2. The Pixel Buds 2 finally arrive. Tesla pushes out a new auto driving update. What really accounts for Magic Leap’s crash and burn? And why deepfakes are …

Mon. 04/27 – It’s Always A Good Day When Your Starship Doesn’t Explode

April 27th, 2020


iPhone production might be delayed, but the launch might not be, and actually, that might bounce in Apple’s favor. Autocomplete for coding. A little more background on John Stankey. Progress on my robot burrito …

(Bonus Bonus) The Alfred P. Sloan Era of the Internet Era

April 26th, 2020


This piece: John Luttig's When Tailwinds Vanish caused me to go on a random jag this afternoon. Since I had nothing better to do than post it to Medium, I read it into the microphone too...

PS: the medium piece I wrote …

(Bonus) Why Shopify Is #Winning With James McLeod

April 25th, 2020


As you’re about to hear, I’ve wanted to do a deep dive episode discussion on Shopify and how they’re suddenly the big up and coming, potential tech …

Fri. 04/24 - Google Battens Down The Hatches

April 24th, 2020


AT&T’s CEO rides off into the sunset is both a surprise and not a surprise at all. Whole bunch of interesting Google news all at once. More on …

Thu. 04/23 – Privacy Hypocrisy From France?

April 23rd, 2020


 Custom Mac chips by 2021? Robot nurses already in hospitals? Bill Gurley into the sunset? Why some people are accusing France of digital privacy hypocrisy, and an interesting raise in the remote work space. …

Wed. 04/22 – Facebook’s Big Play In India

April 22nd, 2020


Huge Facebook investment in India. Tech earnings season is back, and this promises to be a super interesting one for all the reasons you can imagine. Two iPhone zero days found out in the wild. Patreon does do layoffs …

Tue. 04/21 – Sonos Radio

April 21st, 2020


Sonos launches its own streaming radio service, huge trove of Facebook accounts purchased on the dark web, Google goes with free to compete with Amazon in product search, Kickstarter is seeing a huge drop in project …

Mon. 04/20 – Well, Your iPad IS A Laptop Now, Which Means Bigger And Heavier

April 20th, 2020


Paging Farmville: Facebook takes another stab at owning mobile gaming. Rupert Murdoch's longstanding wish is granted. Dropbox had longstanding doubts about its erstwhile partner Zoom. More data on the health of tech …

(Bonus) Who's Right About The Economy? Wall Street Or Silcon Valley? With Alex Wilhelm @alex

April 18th, 2020


I wasn’t supposed to do a weekend episode this weekend. I’ve got one scheduled for next week that I still need to record. But a few days ago, I saw …

Fri. 04/17 - Y Combinator Gets Picky

April 17th, 2020


Microsoft has some AI tech that can catch bugs 99% of the time, Y Combinator is going to be more picky about who it invests in, macOS is getting a smarter battery management system for your laptop, and of course, the …

Thu. 04/16 - The Video Conferencing Space Is So Hot, We’re Getting Steamy M&A Action Now.

April 16th, 2020


The video conferencing space is so hot, we’re getting steamy M&A action now. Apple wants to get stylish with over the ear headphones. Robinhood bucks a couple of trends with a new round. And is Facebook’s Libra just …

Wed. 04/15 – New iPhone SE!

April 15th, 2020


Hellooooo new iPhone SE. Airbnb raises another debt round. Amazon kneecaps affiliate marketers. Now it’s Medium’s turn to face fake news (or, at least, fake experts) scrutiny. And why Houseparty is now, officially, …

Tue, 04/14 - Seems Like Old Times! An Actual Smartphone Launch Event!

April 14th, 2020


We have an actual smartphone launch event to report on! Google is apparently close to powering it’s devices with its own custom-design silicon. Microsoft Teams is getting closer to Zoom in a good, feature-wise way. An …

Mon. 04/13 – Back To The iPhone 5 Design Future?

April 13th, 2020


Deeper dives into that Google/Apple contact tracing project, solid rumors about the new iPhone design, the telecom industry might lose $25 billion …

(Bonus) Tech Giant Psychoanalysis With Alex Kantrowitz

April 11th, 2020


I couldn’t tell you the amount of times, over the last two years, I’ve quoted pieces from Alex Kantrowitz on this show. Hundreds of times? Easy? Alex …

Fri. 04/10 – HUGE: Apple and Google Join Forces For Coronavirus Contact Tracing

April 10th, 2020


Amazon is creating a system to test its own employees for Coronavirus, Google creates a system to help with unemployment claims, one more attempt to keep track of the Google messaging branding mess, more evidence …

Thu. 04/09 – Why The Pandemic Might Be Long-Term Good For The Internet

April 9th, 2020


Disney+ continues to blow the doors off the place. Good old phone calls are back, along with the Desktop web. Don’t expect to see new emoji for a …

Wed. 04/08 – The Desktop Web Is Back (for the time being…)

April 8th, 2020


Jack Dorsey literally puts his money to work for Coronavirus relief. More details on that Airbnb lifeline raise. Details on an interesting …

Tue. 04/07 - The Latest Startup Gunning For Gmail

April 7th, 2020


WhatsApp wants to make it harder for things to go viral. Airbnb buys some runway. Foursquare merges with another location data company. Checking in with Masa Son. And the latest startup to say it wants to blow up email …

Mon. 04/06 – Happy Quibi Day!

April 6th, 2020


Happy Quibi day everybody. Check out your Quick Bites for free while you can! Apparently the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a hella powerful laptop, …

Fri. 04/03 - It’s An 80’s Style Free HBO Bonanza!

April 3rd, 2020


Tech companies are, in fact, stepping up to track Covid-19. We have a name for the new low-end iPhone. Tesla soars but the Space X Starship doesn’t. Watch some free HBO this weekend, and of course, the weekend longreads …

Thu. 04/02 - Zoom Apologizes And Wow's On DAUs

April 2nd, 2020


Zoom apologizes, but also reveals some INSANE growth numbers. Facebook Messenger comes to desktop. YouTube wants to clone TikTok. Apple let’s some …

Wed. 04/01 - The Zoom Privacy Storm

April 1st, 2020


We’ve reached the end of the John Legere era. Samsung thinks we’ve reached the end of the LCD era. Comcast is inadvertently proving ISP datacaps are BS. Is Zoom a victim of its own success? And it’s maybe not …

Tue. 03/31 - Apple Buys Dark Sky!

March 31st, 2020


Snapchat launches its Stories syndication program. Fitbit has a powerful new fitness tracker. Microsoft and Spotify release some family friendly …

Mon. 03/30 – HQ Trivia Back From The Dead!

March 30th, 2020


HQ Trivia resurrects itself thanks to an anonymous investor. Facebook tries to squeeze Apple out of the AR screen market. Some crowdsourced data reveals who where layoffs are happening in tech but also which companies …

Fri. 03/27 - Apple's Covid-19 App

March 27th, 2020


Apple has released an official Covid-19 App. Kuo says Arm-based Macbooks are coming next year. Sony is spinning off a lot of the parts of itself that make it a tech company. Instacart workers are planning a nationwide …

Thu. 03/26 – No New iPhone Until 2021?

March 26th, 2020


Apple is weighing its options, and delaying the release of the 5G iPhone until 2021 is being discussed. Airbnb is offering free housing for medical workers. An interesting raise Thursday that wants to be the flip side …

Wed. 03/25 - Google Podcasts Comes To iOS

March 25th, 2020


How Facebook is coping with Corona, Google Podcasts comes to iOS, ad blocking officially comes to Safari, when Apple thinks it can re-open stores, Singapore open-sources it’s Corona-contact-tracing app, and have your …

Tue. 03/24 - Instagram Co-Watching

March 24th, 2020


A wicked Windows zero day is out in the wild without a patch. Google is open sourcing a cool new AI architecture. Instagram wants you to co-watch …

Mon. 03/23 - The Pros And Cons Of Surveilling Against Covid19

March 23rd, 2020


The pros and cons of using big data, cellphones and the surveillance economy to combat the coronavirus. More iPhone rumors from Ming-Chi Kuo. Is the …

(Bonus) WFH With WSJ's Chris Mims

March 21st, 2020


WSJ Technology columnist Chris Mims and I talk WFH best practices, and how the Tech Industry has responded to the Covid-19 crisis thusfar.


Fri. 03/20 - Instagram Copies The Last Snapchat Feature Left

March 20th, 2020


Yelp is showing how the restaurant industry is in deep trouble. Instagram makes ready to clone the last Snapchat feature it hadn’t copped yet. The very interesting lessons behind a self-driving startup closing its …

Thu. 03/19 - This Is The Microsoft Teams Moment

March 19th, 2020


Square wants to become a bank. Microsoft Teams might be rocketing ahead of Slack in terms of user numbers. The EU wants streaming companies to cut back on HD streams. Covid might be depressing music streaming, and some …

Wed. 03/18 - The iPad is a Laptop Now!

March 18th, 2020


It’s a day of new! New iPads pro, new Macbooks Air, new Macs Mini, and more bye bye butterfly keyboard! A new Transcribe for Android, a new design …

Tue. 03/17 - Microsoft Wants To Own The Dev Stack

March 17th, 2020


Big acquisition for GitHub... which really means: big acquisition for Microsoft as it continues to gobble up the entire developer stack. The iPhone 9 chips will not be underpowered at all. How Amazon is, in fact, trying …

Mon. 03/16 - What REALLY Happened W/That Google Coronavirus Project?

March 16th, 2020


Apple fined by France, the FCC nets a bundle at auction, new Beats earbuds, all the specs for the new Xbox Series X, and how Google got caught by surprise by President Trump’s announcement regarding Coronavirus work.

Fri. 03/13 - Has Coronavirus Proven ISP Datacaps Are A Sham?

March 13th, 2020


Has the Coronavirus proven that datacaps from ISPs are a sham? Comcast accidentally published the numbers of customers who paid them not to do that. …

Thu. 03/12 - Bye, Bye, Butterfly

March 12th, 2020


Are the factories coming back online in China? Is G Suite quietly one of the biggest platforms out there? Why is Magic Leap “exploring options” and why does it want everyone to know that? An interesting raise. And I …

Wed. 03/11 - Now E3 Is Cancelled

March 11th, 2020


E3 is cancelled. Uber might ban drivers AND riders who test positive for Coronavirus. A 2nd gen Chromecast Ultra might be coming. A Peloton-style workout app from Apple might be coming. A look at Amazon’s entry into the …

Tues. 03/10 - Hold Me Closer, Tiny iPhone

March 10th, 2020


A leaked version of Apple’s iOS 14 reveals a treasure trove of details about an upcoming iPhone and iPad, augmented reality software, and tracking tags; an analytics company has secretly operated VPN and ad-blocking …

Mon. 03/09 - @Jack Lives To Fight Another Day

March 9th, 2020


Another day of markets in turmoil, another Robinhood outage. Jack Dorsey lives to fight another day. Apple is repairing some iPad Airs for free, and might bring 64 MP cameras to the iPhone 12. Gaming out the reality of …

(Bonus) Inside Facebook with Steven Levy

March 7th, 2020


I’ve said before, Steven Levy is the dean of the tech writers. All the way back in 1984 his classic book Hackers defined a tech space that wasn’t …

Fri. 03/06 - Sonos Won’t Brick Your Old Hardware Anymore

March 6th, 2020


Another flaw in Intel chips, this time unfixable. Y Combinator demo day is going online only. Sonos won’t brick your old hardware anymore. Jack …

Thu. 03/05 - Apple Allows Ads in Push Notifications!?

March 5th, 2020


More Cornavirus worries, Apple is allowing ads in push notifications, Google is switching to mobile first indexing, hackers can hack your car keys, Samsung’s 4k and 8k tv lineup is here, and why I’m struggling to find a …

Wed. 03/04 - Are Fleets On Fleek?

March 4th, 2020


You already know Tweets, but let me introduce you to Fleets. Robinhood explains its outages. Google assistant can now read you webpages out loud. Netlify is an interesting raise. And why getting a big-named VC in your …

Tue. 03/03 - What If Golf Is The Most Like Fortnite?

March 3rd, 2020


Waymo has an interesting raise. Interesting for what it says about self-driving and about Google Moon Shots. Robinhood has the worst possible outages at the worst possible time. A new player in the quantum computing …

Mon. 03/02 - I Don't Think Streaming Platforms Have Coke Habits

March 2nd, 2020


Some investors want Jack out as Twitter CEO. Apple settles a class action lawsuit for half a billion dollars. If you listen regularly, I bet you can …

Fri. 02/28 - Is Apple Gonna Give the iPad a Trackpad?

February 28th, 2020


Are S10 sales in Korea the first indication of the Covid-19 effect? Is the FCC gonna fine the wireless carriers enough for selling location data? Is Apple going to release an iPad Pro with a trackpad? A hybrid …

Thu 02/27 - The Year Of No Conferences

February 27th, 2020


What else? More Coronavirus stuff. F8 8'nt gonna happen. Roblox is the most interesting raise in a long time. DoorDash files for an IPO but don’t expect it soon. Nokia is exploring its options. Oh, and the first reviews …

Wed. 02/26 - Bad Guys Can’t Use iPhones

February 26th, 2020


Facebook bans ads around the Cornavirus, a deeper dive into how the Coronavirus crisis might be affecting iPhone development, Bob Iger is no longer Disney’s leader (kinda), why Waymo is hiring like crazy in hopes of a …

Tue. 02/25 - Is Signal The Next Big App?

February 25th, 2020


Netflix launches Top 10 lists, Firefox rolls out DNS over HTTPS, Amazon Go Grocery means no cashiers or checkout lines, consolidation or super app in …

Mon. 02/24 - ARM-based Macs By Early 2021?

February 24th, 2020


The phantom announcements from MWC start trickling in. Safari might be getting strict with HTTPS certificates. Apple might release an ARM-based Mac as soon as early 2021. TONS of specs revealed concerning the Xbox …

(Bonus) Stanford's Medical School Dean Lloyd Minor On The Promise of Precision Health

February 23rd, 2020


I am honored to be speaking today to Lloyd Minor, the Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a new book out called Discovering …

(Bonus) Elon Check-in With The Tesla Daily Podcast

February 22nd, 2020


Well, we mentioned it a couple weeks ago, but Tesla has had quite the month. Maybe one of the banner months of its entire life as a company. No better time to check in on the world of Elon Musk with Rob Mauer of the …

Fri. 02/21 - Libra Gets A (Shopify) Win!

February 21st, 2020


Shopify joins the Libra Association, Facebook will pay you for your data in one specific instance, Google is cutting down on apps using background location, more Coronavirus cancellations and the Weekend Longreads …

Thu. 02/20 - What’s a Pirate’s Favorite Business Model? ARR…

February 20th, 2020


Apple might let users choose third-party default apps, Twitter further embraces tweet storms, Morgan Stanley buys E*Trade, a rundown of all the stuff …

Wed. 02/19 - It’s Friggin’ App News Wednesday

February 19th, 2020


The ways in which Twitter might be taking a page out of Facebook’s book, and Facebook might be trying some Twitter-like feed experiments. Spotify finally starts showing lyrics. Ring finally requires two factor …

Tue. 02/18 - Apple's Coronavirus Warning

February 18th, 2020


The Coronavirus crisis forces Apple to miss their already cautious revenue guidance. Wait. Is the Galaxy Z Flip using real glass or not? Qualcomm claps back at Apple with its next gen 5G modem. And Jeff Bezos plans to …

Mon. 02/17 - HQ Trivia Into The Deadpool

February 17th, 2020


The world’s most powerful climate supercomputer, HQ Trivia joins the Deadpool, Apple isn’t happy with Qualcomm’s chips again, foldable phones are …

(Bonus) The Samsung Event With Gizmodo's Sam Rutherford

February 15th, 2020


When a company does one of their big product events late in the day, it’s always a mad rush for me to get it out. Apple events are hard, but at least they start a bit earlier. The Samsung event this week just felt like …

Fri. 02/14 - Is It Time For a $500 PlayStation?

February 14th, 2020


The DOJ charges a bitcoin mixing service. A judge has blocked Microsoft’s JEDI contract. What happens if the PlayStation 5 is $500? Google takes down some malicious browser extensions. And, of course, the Weekend …

Thu. 02/13 - Modular Apple Watches and Quantum Internets?

February 13th, 2020


The US charges Huawei with racketeering. Could the future of the Apple Watch be modular? Uber trials ordering an Uber via 800 number. Interesting …

Wed. 02/12 - Is CISO A Thankless Job?

February 12th, 2020


Does Uncle Sam have a smoking gun when it comes to Huawei? Could Airbnb’s recent financials imperil its IPO plans? Is Apple Pay eating the payments …

Tue. 02/11 - The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event

February 11th, 2020


All of the headlines from the big Samsung Unpacked event, the T-Mobile-Sprint merger is officially a go… mostly, Brandless is the first Softbank company to shut down entirely, a Sirius lifeline for Soundcloud, and has …

Mon. 02/10 - The Race To Make The Cloud Redundant (For AI)

February 10th, 2020


The DOJ says the Chinese were behind the Equifax hack, MWC is becoming a ghost conference, the Razr reviews are in, the domain name is a …

Fri. 02/07 - Uber Can See The Promised Land

February 7th, 2020


Uber says it will be profitable quicker than it had expected to, yet another entrant into the lists at the Streaming Wars, what’s it like to use a 64-core processor, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 02/06 - Google Maps Freshens Up For Its Birthday

February 6th, 2020


Google Maps turns 15 and puts on a fresh coat of paint, it turns out you WILL be able to unlock your car via iPhone and really soon, Huawei is suing …

Wed. 02/05 - It Turns Out…

February 5th, 2020


Spotify officially buys The Ringer, we have the official Disney+ subscriber numbers, Jeff Weiner is officially stepping down as LinkedIn CEO, a Rockstar Games co-founder is apparently leaving the company, and what …

Tue. 02/04 - Tech Is the Angle In Iowa

February 4th, 2020


We finally know how big a business YouTube is, the tech angle on that Iowa Caucuses mess IS the only angle, Mastercard explains why it pulled out of …

Mon. 02/03 - Is THIS the End of the BlackBerry Era?

February 3rd, 2020


The end might truly be nigh for Blackberry this time. Will the Corona Virus mean we won’t have an Apple event next month after all? Leaked video of …

(Bonus) A16Z's Angela Strange On Why Every Company Will Be a Fintech Company

February 1st, 2020


This is the promised interview with Angela Strange from Andreessen Horowitz. I told you about it on the weekend longreads segment yesterday, so no …

Fri. 01/31 - Did Uber and DoorDash Almost Merge?

January 31st, 2020


Amazon earnings, the new Apple Maps is rolling out in the US, Uber and DoorDash held merger talks at Softbank’s behest, who’s number two to TikTok in …

Thu. 01/30 - Tesla's Earnings Home Run

January 30th, 2020


Its Earnings Bonanza Day! Tesla, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung… Facebook pays a record fine to Illinois, the Switch has outsold the SNES, three …

Wed. 01/29 - Apple Has More Active Devices Than Microsoft

January 29th, 2020


Apple earnings, Google is testing another chat app, we know Uncle Sam is wary of Huawei but did you know he doesn’t trust DJI either, Lime is testing AI scooters and the new app that will let you skip the ads without …

Tue. 01/28 - Gruber's iPad Disappointment

January 28th, 2020


The UK government will allow Huawei to build SOME 5G components, the coronavirus is testing the Great Firewall of China, Product Hunt has a social …

Mon. 01/27 - The AI That Spotted the Wuhan Virus Early

January 27th, 2020


Vine has a spiritual successor in Byte, the new razr might have “bumps and lumps,” your anti-virus program might be selling all your clicks, Seamless …

(Bonus) The Curious Case of Casper (with Dan Frommer)

January 25th, 2020


One of my favorite newsletters—I’ve really gotta give you all a list of all the newsletters I subscribe to if you’re interested at some point—one of my favorite newsletters is The New Consumer (subscribe here) by Dan …

Fri. 01/24 - RIP Clayton Christensen

January 24th, 2020


Quick Share is coming to challenge AirDrop, how iOS 13 has blown up location marketing, Google takes the wrapping of Dataset Search, an interesting eSports raise and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 01/23 - Security Features As A Feature

January 23rd, 2020


More Samsung phone rumors, Match Group invests in safety features as a feature, the Bezos phone hack story gets a lot murkier, and everyone seems to …

Wed. 01/22 - The Bezos Phone Hacking Thing

January 22nd, 2020


The whole Jeff Bezos phone-got-hacked thing blows up into something crazy. That rumored “cheap” iPhone might be mere weeks away. Is Amazon Music …

Tue. 01/21 - Why Didn't Apple Encrypt iCloud Backups?

January 21st, 2020


Apple could have encrypted iCloud backups… but didn’t… ostensibly to play nice with the government? Getting an Uber from the airport is about to get …

(Bonus) Sports Tech With Will Martin

January 18th, 2020


As I said on Friday, we’re going to delve into Sports Tech in a meaningful way for the first time. This will cover the streaming wars from a new …

Fri. 01/17 - Jack Dorsey Asked Elon Musk How To Fix Twitter

January 17th, 2020


No ads in WhatsApp… for now. We have all the details on the Peacock streaming service. The other streaming wars are taking their toll on Twitch. Jack …

Thu. 01/16 - Apple Acquires

January 16th, 2020


Apple has acquired a pretty interesting AI startup, the Chromium-based Edge browser is here, but there is trouble in Mozilla land, Fitbit is first to market with blood oxygen monitoring, the state of the app economy and …

Wed. 01/15 - @Jack On An Edit Button: ‘We’ll probably never do it’

January 15th, 2020


More juicy details about the Galaxy S20 lineup, Google Smart Lock lets you do 2FA on your iPhone, proof that no-code development is the new hotness, why do the Feds even need Apple to unlock those iPhones, and Jack …

Tue. 01/14 - The End of the Windows 7 Era

January 14th, 2020


Apple once again refuses to unlock an iPhone for the Feds, Visa buys Plaid, a macOS beta hints at future ‘Pro Mode’, super crucial Windows update you …

Mon. 01/13 - Get Hyped For the Galaxy S20 Lineup!

January 13th, 2020


Are you ready to get hyped for the Galaxy S20 cause yes, that’s the name. We’re skipping some numbers. TikTok might be cloning Snapchat’s Discover feed. Is GDPR actually doing anything and/or is it enforceable? And …

(Bonus) Health Tech Checkin With CNBC's Christina Farr

January 11th, 2020


Checkin on the health-tech space with the only reporter I follow religiously around this space: Christina Farr. Why are hospitals suddenly in the …

Fri. 01/10 - I Flip-Flop on Quibi

January 10th, 2020


More trouble for Softbank startups, more layoffs at scooter startups, VC deals plateaued last year but music streaming continues to skyrocket, how much money does Netflix lose to password sharers and of course, the …

Thu. 01/09- The Phantom Title (Explained at the End of the 01/10 Episode)

January 9th, 2020


Twitter will allow you to limit who can reply to your tweets, iPhone sales in China seem to have rebounded, the Chinese version of TikTok is why TikTok can distance itself from China, AI is going to pick which movies …

Wed. 01/08 - CES Day 3

January 8th, 2020


Another interesting Facebook memo from Boz, Intel previews its next generation of mobile GPUs, more troubles in Softbank startup land, Quibi had a bit of a launch event today, and I saw Charmin’s toilet paper delivery …

Tue. 01/07 - CES Day 2

January 7th, 2020


Sonos goes nuclear on Google, though it really has Amazon in mind also; Facebook bans deep fakes… in a way; a whole bunch of really interesting …

Mon. 01/06 - CES Day 1

January 6th, 2020


Samsung tries to scoop CES, Amazon’s Fire TV Edition wants to leapfrog Roku TV, Samsung wants the Galaxy Chromebook to change the way you think about Chromebooks, is Softbank ghosting startups even after delivering term …

Fri. 01/03 - What To Expect From CES

January 3rd, 2020


Google’s AI has a medical breakthrough, Apple raids HBO for maybe it’s biggest name, Instagram seems to be plateauing by one metric—going gangbusters in another, what to expect from CES and, of course, the Weekend …

Thu. 01/02 - A Grand Unified Theory of the Google Civil War

January 2nd, 2020


Dell kicks off CES season with two new laptops, Imagination Technologies is back in Apple’s good graces, the IRS is finally sticking it to tax prep …

Mon. 12/30 - The Chinese GPS Is Nigh

December 30th, 2019


A major internet of things data leak, China is about to turn on its GPS competitor, would you like to star in a bitmoji TV show, a look back at the …

Fri. 12/27 - All Hail Baby Yoda!

December 27th, 2019


A late holiday gift for YouTube creators, an important new rule for drone operators, to what degree has the Chinese government enabled Huawei’s …

Thu. 12/26 - "Peace. Out." - Travis Kalanick

December 26th, 2019


Travis Kalanick has cut all ties with Uber, Sling does indeed have streaming pricing power, livestreams are the new telethons, YouTube considered doing the right thing but passed, and is Catalyst fundamentally flawed?

Mon. 12/23 - A New Competitor For Tesla?

December 23rd, 2019


The Government says ToTok is a full on spying app, TikTok wants to distance itself from allegations that it might be a spying app, out of nowhere, …

Fri. 12/20 - Now Apple Joins The Space Race?

December 20th, 2019


Does Apple have a secret team to do an end run around telecom carriers, Google buys a game studio, IAC buys, Ripple is an interesting raise, …

Thu. 12/19 - What If Apple Owned James Bond?

December 19th, 2019


That big NYTimes piece about location data, is Facebook taking another run at creating its own OS, is Apple considering buying James Bond, is Spotify building a social graph, and do e-athletes need gaming socks?


Wed. 12/18 - Did Google Almost "Rage Quit" the Cloud?

December 18th, 2019


Everyone comes together to create a smart-home standard, did Google consider walking away from its cloud business, the last holdout comes to …

Tue. 12/17 - Alexa Is A Hit, But Is It A Business?

December 17th, 2019


More reported casualties in the Google Civil War, more strife between Amazon and FedEx, can Amazon turn Alexa into a healthy ecosystem, developers: get busy on Edge extensions, and the top apps of the decade have one …

Mon. 12/16 - Give Us A Name For $100MM AAR Startups!

December 16th, 2019


Chrome 79 is wiping data from some apps, Amazon is about to deliver more than FedEx or UPS all by its lonesome, Argo plans to charge by the mile, smart TV’s make margin by watching you, does music lack pricing power and …

(Bonus) Year-End Checkin On Crypto With Brady Dale of @coindesk

December 14th, 2019


For the final weekend bonus episode of the year, I wanted to check in with Crypto. What a year for the space! Seemingly dead at the beginning of the year. But then the Crypto Spring™ happened. And then Libra happened. …

Fri. 12/13 - The Next-Gen Xbox

December 13th, 2019


Details about the next-gen Xbox, Apple makes an interesting acquisition around photography, Lyft will rent you a car, why I find Roku so interesting, …

Thu. 12/12 - Maybe Just Throw A Dart, Seed Investors…

December 12th, 2019


Google releases all the things at once, everyone is mulling over Jack’s decentralized Twitter idea, one last tech IPO of the year, should seed …

Wed. 12/11 - @Jack Wants to Decentralize Social Media

December 11th, 2019


A bold new proposal to decentralize social media from Jack Dorsey, YouTube bans “malicious insults,” you can only clean your Pro Display XDR with a …

Tue. 12/10 - Wheels For Your Mac Pro Are $400 Extra

December 10th, 2019


Apple is suing its former chip architect, the Apple Card finally makes sense to me, wheels on the Mac Pro will run you $400, Softbank abandons Wag, Microsoft brings Office to Linux and I want the new tech bubble to be …

Mon. 12/09 - An Interesting Raise From... Us?

December 9th, 2019


China orders its own crackdown on foreign tech, Google is bringing “feature drops” to Pixel Phones, the Mac Pro is here but Wunderlist is exiting stage left, Magic Leap seems to be having issues, and an interesting …

(Bonus) A Human Algorithm With Flynn Coleman

December 8th, 2019


I’ve been trying to read books about AI lately to get a firmer grasp on this important topic, and the best book I’ve read for both a basic grounding of the history and the state of play of AI, but also looking at …

(Bonus) A Google Civil War? With Bloomberg's Mark Bergen

December 7th, 2019


I had already reached out to Bloomberg’s Mark Bergen this week to talk about the Google Civil War, but then, of course, there was other big Google …

Fri. 12/06 - The Future of the iPhone is NO Ports?

December 6th, 2019


The Uber safety report, more Galaxy S11 rumors, could Apple be about to kill the charging port on iPhones entirely and what would that mean, …

Thu. 12/05 - Why The New Snapdragon Chips Don’t Have Integrated 5G

December 5th, 2019


The FTC might be broadening its look into Amazon, the new flagship Snapdragon Chips, a disc-free Xbox, checkins with Slack, Imgur and Robinhood, and …

Wed. 12/04 - Larry and Sergey Into The Sunset

December 4th, 2019


Larry and Sergey ride their Segway’s off into the sunset, a new entrant in the streaming wars, more news from the re:Invent conference, YouTube says it’s algorithm change is working and the year that was, in the world …

Tue. 12/03 - Pablo Escobar's Brother's Smartphone

December 3rd, 2019


Headlines from re:Invent, how tech is caught up in a tariff war with France, Facebook created a chatbot to help employees explain themselves during …

Mon. 12/02 - When An E-Sports Team IPO's

December 2nd, 2019


Interesting Galaxy S11 leaks, T-Mobile flips the switch on its 5G network, might different models of next year’s iPhone have different versions of 5G, the rundown of Black Friday/Cyber Monday and why an e-sports team is …

(Bonus) The Forgotten Online Pioneer, Bill von Meister

November 29th, 2019


Since it’s a holiday week in the US, I’m going to do what I’ve done once before on Holiday weeks and give you an episode from the Internet History …

Tues. 11/26 - Amazon Prime Cuts

November 26th, 2019


Google fires four workers associated with labor organizing, Amazon's ruthless quotas lead to high rates of warehouse injuries, grass-roots opponents to Amazon's power form a coalition, a report cites the public cost of …

Mon. 11/25 - Deadpool Buys an MVNO

November 25th, 2019


Uber loses its license in London, the web’s founder launches a “contract” to save it, eBay sells StubHub, the Threadrippers seem to be the real deal, …

Fri. 11/22 - CYBERTRUCK!

November 22nd, 2019


We gotta talk about Cybertruck, Twitter continues its shipping products hot streak, AirPods are hotter than even Apple anticipated, some trouble in Russia for gadget makers and, of course, the Weekend Longreads …

Thu. 11/21 - Google's Culture Is Dead

November 21st, 2019


Google is changing its rules around political ads, PayPal is acquiring Honey for a ton of money, why have a Dash Button when you can have a Dash …

Wed. 11/20 - Our 500th Episode!

November 20th, 2019


Hackers could take over your Android cameras, the police can do whatever they want with your Ring videos, if your Disney+ account is hacked, is it …

Tue. 11/19 - An Apple Awards Ceremony? (The App-ies?)

November 19th, 2019


Apple’s planning an awards ceremony? Amazon has a new fire TV accessory, Spotify launches Your Daily Podcast, Google announces Your News Update, Ransomware comes for the vets, and the hidden cost hurdle for electric …

Mon. 11/18 - Google Stadia and the Mustang Mach-E

November 18th, 2019


The Mustang Mach-E wants to out Tesla Tesla, John Legere is stepping down from T-Mobile, .org domain names might be getting a lot more expensive, and the reviews on Google Stadia are decidedly mixed, but at least it …

(Bonus) The Razr and the Reality of 5G with QZ's Mike Murphy

November 16th, 2019


So, that Razr event, out in LA... obviously I didn’t get to cover it live… and if there was ever a recent hardware event crying out for “hands-on” reporting, this was one. So, I reached out to someone who was there: …

Fri. 11/15 - Apples Says: Vapers, No Vaping!

November 15th, 2019


Apple takes down vaping apps from the App Store, why is Google going ahead with the Stadia launch this month? Amazon protests the JEDI decision, the …

Thu. 11/14 - The Razr Returns!

November 14th, 2019


There’s a new Razr phone with a foldable screen that might actually work? That Apple Prime bundle might be coming sooner rather than later. That …

Wed. 11/13 - The AI That Can Predict When You'll Die

November 13th, 2019


The new 16-inch MacBook pro might actually have a keyboard that works! Google wants you to bank with them. The Brave browser comes out of beta. And there’s an AI that can predict if you’ll die in the next year… but …

Tue. 11/12 - Google Wants Your Medical Records

November 12th, 2019


Google has hoovered up the health records of millions of folks without telling anyone, Instagram debuts a TikTok competitor, Facebook debuts Facebook …

Mon. 11/11 - Apple Eyes An iPhone Replacement

November 11th, 2019


New York State is investigating the Apple Card for alleged gender bias, sources say Apple thinks AR glasses could someday replace the smartphone, …

(Bonus) Jay & Farhad Show Reunion #3

November 9th, 2019


Hello! @jyarow and @fmanjoo are back!


Fri. 11/08 - Twitter Is Weirdly Awake All Of The Sudden

November 8th, 2019


Disney Plus will be on Amazon’s Fire TV when it launches next week, Andreessen Horowitz launches a completely free crypto school, Twitter seems to …

Thu. 11/07 - Alleged Spies Inside Twitter

November 7th, 2019


Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, those weird text messages a whole bunch of people received overnight, the most powerful …

Wed. 11/06 - Xerox Makes Some News!

November 6th, 2019


Twitter announces Topics, Xerox might take a run at HP, Uber’s getting into the ads business, Ford’s electric Mustang makes Tech Crunch angry, and …

Tue. 11/05 - Is All Well With Softbank?

November 5th, 2019


How are things in Masa Son’s world post-WeWork? How long until Uber will be profitable? How is the new Surface Pro X to use? Why is iOS aggressively quitting background apps? And why data scoring companies are maybe …

Mon. 11/04 - Everyone Got a New Logo

November 4th, 2019


Your smart speakers aren’t secure in a wild new way, crazy product announcement day from Microsoft and Adobe, crazy new logo design day from everyone but especially Facebook, and Wikipedia makes a big change to …

(Bonus) Steve Case on Investing Outside of Silicon Valley

November 2nd, 2019


Steve Case is obviously an internet and technology legend, as the founder of America Online. But as I said when I did a segment about it this week, …

Fri. 11/01 - Google Acquires Fitbit

November 1st, 2019


Google acquires Fitbit, Apple TV+ officially launches, might the US Government be about to bring the hammer down on TikTok, and of course, the …

Thu. 10/31 - Twitter Takes A Stand (And Subtweets Facebook)

October 31st, 2019


Twitter says it will ban ALL political advertising, Cognizant says it is getting out of the content moderation business, Facebook earnings are good, …

Wed. 10/30 - HBO Max Deets

October 30th, 2019


WhatsApp sues the NSO Group about that crazy exploit, Uber is threating to sue Los Angeles about a crazy tracking program that I’m not sure about, …

Tue. 10/29 - Playstation Vue Goes To The Deadpool

October 29th, 2019


Earnings from Alphabet and Shopify, hacking the Olympics, the Rise of the Rest rides again, Amazon is making grocery delivery free and letting you pay your electric bill via Alexa, and don’t update your HomePod, or you …

Mon. 10/28 - Who Needs An Event? The AirPods Pro Are Here!

October 28th, 2019


AirPods Pro are here, new Nvidia streaming gadgets are here, Alphabet might be about to acquire Fitbit, the fallout from the Pentagon JEDI contract and what happens when your entire city orders from Amazon every single …

(Bonus) The Fate (And Legacy) Of Yahoo, With Harry McCracken

October 26th, 2019


The news that Yahoo was shutting down Yahoo Groups, as I said, was another gut punch when you realize how much of the web’s history is so ephemeral. It also got me thinking that Yahoo as a company might be about to go …

Fri. 10/25 - Introducing Facebook News

October 25th, 2019


Introducing Facebook News. Did the major US Carriers do an end-run around Google out of spite? Amazon is back to making as little profit as it possibly can, HBO Max makes its aggressive pricing move, and, of course, the …

Thu. 10/24 - Is TikTok A “National Security Risk?”

October 24th, 2019


Is TikTok a national security risk? Inquiring Senators want to know. Earnings running the gamut from bad to surprisingly good from Twitter, Amazon …

Wed. 10/23 - Google Says We've Achieved Quantum Supremacy!

October 23rd, 2019


Mr. Zuckerberg went back to Washington, Google claims “Quantum Supremacy,” Apple overtakes Starbucks, HireVue is a controversial AI hiring tool and …

Tue. 10/22 - How Much Can Dark Mode Save Your Battery?

October 22nd, 2019


SoftBank is taking over WeWork in order to save it, Verizon will give you Disney+ for free, Surprise! Comcast’s “free” streaming box really isn’t, and how much does Dark Mode save in battery life? Quite a bit, it turns …

Mon. 10/21 - Review-A-Palooza

October 21st, 2019


It’s review-a-palooza day with Surface reviews and Pixel 4 reviews. Also, Facebook announces new disinformation initiatives, and Microsoft announces a Secured-core PC initiative and Twitch wants in on the Watch Party …

Fri. 10/18 - Zuckerberg Says Free Speech Is Good! (Facebook, Also Good!)

October 18th, 2019


Zuckerberg defends Facebook as a champion of free speech, will iPhone users have unlimited photo uploads to Google Photos while Pixel 4 owners will not, dial back your expectations for the Photoshop iPad app, the …

Thu. 10/17 - Unlocking Tech on Phones Is Broken

October 17th, 2019


Fingerprint sensors on the Galaxy S10 can be tricked by a phone case, the Pixel 4 face recognition system unlocks your phone even when you’re asleep, Netflix kicks off tech earnings season, Airbnb’s losses double, and …

Wed. 10/16 - Twitter Gonna Twitter

October 16th, 2019


Twitter explains how world leaders can break its rules but they’ll kinda, sorta crack down on them. LinkedIn launches Events, Giphy launches Giphy …

Tue. 10/15 - The #MadeByGoogle Event

October 15th, 2019


All the headlines from the Google hardware event, Apple butts in with new Beats, Libra loses another one, your movie theater wants to rent you …

Mon. 10/14 - Apple's Chinese Conundrum

October 14th, 2019


More China related controversy for Apple, for gaming, for all of tech really… but why Apple suddenly finds itself in a unique bind. More iPhone SE 2 rumors, the latest installment of “Will We Actually Ever See Libra?” …

Fri. 10/11 - Gruber Says Tim Cook's Email "Doesn't Add Up"

October 11th, 2019


More on Apple’s China controversy, hands-on with Google’s Pixelbook Go laptop, Twitter returns to the Mac, Africa’s first homegrown smartphone, SpaceX and NASA kiss and make up, and of course, the weekend longreads …

Thu. 10/10 - Apple Removed the App Again...

October 10th, 2019


Apple takes down the Hong Kong app that it reinstated after taking it down in the first place, Waymo will soon let real people into driverless cars, Grammarly is the newest unicorn, and why, if you live in the Bay Area, …

Wed. 10/09 - Where Would We Be Without Lithium-Ion Batteries?

October 9th, 2019


Twitter used your 2-Factor credentials to sell ads against you, the China/Hong Kong/tech controversies roll on, Mark Zuckerberg is going back to …

Tue. 10/08 - The PlayStation 5 Is Coming!

October 8th, 2019


The PlayStation 5 is coming in about a year and Wired has the details, Hulu finally lets you download video, a gamer is banned for voicing support …

Mon. 10/07 - macOS Catalina is Here!

October 7th, 2019


A Kindle Kids Edition is here, Sonos speakers via subscription is here, macOS Catalina is here, but the following tab is gone from Instagram, PayPal …

(Bonus) Waymo's Head of Hardware, Satish Jeyachandran

October 5th, 2019


Satish Jeyachandran is the Head of Hardware at Waymo. Before that he lead the self-driving team at Tesla, so he was in charge of the Autopilot team, and his job change lead to headlines at the time. Today Satish gives …

Fri. 10/04 - BAD Android Zero-Day Out There...

October 4th, 2019


Really bad Android zero-day discovered, is the scooter space back? Apple makes an interesting acquisition, an exoskeleton allows a paralyzed man to …

Thu. 10/03 - These Two Content Recommendation Companies Merged… You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

October 3rd, 2019


Instagram launches Threads, the iPhone SE might ride again, the biggest content recommendation players have merged, Vice Media and Refinery 29 have merged, and why has Apple banned an app for users in Hong Kong?


Wed. 10/02 - Microsoft Is Back In The Smartphone Business

October 2nd, 2019


All the news from Microsoft’s Surface event… they’re making smartphones again! Anti-trust scrutiny gets results again as Apple says Siri will soon …

Tue. 10/01 - The Zuckerberg Tapes

October 1st, 2019


Listen in on Mark Zuckerberg rallying the troops, GoPro hopes newer cameras revive its fortunes, prepping for the Microsoft event tomorrow, the SEC slaps a crypto company on the wrist, and Tesla’s new Smart Summon …

Mon. 09/30 - Has WeWork Slain The Unicorn Market?

September 30th, 2019


IS the new iOS release finally bug free? Add podcasts to your Spotify playlists, WeWork officially “delays” its IPO, which gives us a reason to examine why the Unicorn IPO Parade has mattered, and This Week In Elon Musk …

Fri. 09/27 - Your Slacks Can Always Come Back To Haunt You

September 27th, 2019


A DoorDash data breach that has a bad new angle, we might see the foldable Razr phone by the end of the year, how long can this alternative app store …

Thu. 09.26 - Uber Wants To Be ‘the operating system for your everyday life’

September 26th, 2019


Uber wants to become “the OS for everyday life,” Peloton’s IPO is a good news/bad news situation, the FTC sues for allegedly catfishing people, stuff I missed from yesterday’s Amazon event, and an “interesting …

Wed. 09/25 - It's Alexas All The Way Down!

September 25th, 2019


Amazon’s hardware event gives us more Alexa in just about anything you can think of, Oculus has some news on the VR front, the 2020 iPhones might …

Tue. 09/24 - Adam Neumann Out of (We)Work

September 24th, 2019


Adam Neumann out as WeWork CEO, Facebook acquires CTRL-Labs to deliver computing controlled by your brain, Kik officially shuts down its app, and is …

Mon. 09/23 - Google Play Pass And WeWork Soap Opera

September 23rd, 2019


Google Play Pass might usher in a new era of mobile gaming, the WeWork saga is becoming a soap opera, Facebook’s foes and (erstwhile) friends are talking to the FTC, and has Google ushered in the era of quantum …

Fri. 9/20 - Airbnb Plans an Open House in 2020

September 20th, 2019


Airbnb says it will have an IPO in 2020, Twitter exposes more bad state actors, a French court says Steam digital games may be resold in the EU, hold …

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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

Thu. 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

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 …

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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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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(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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.


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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.

The Castro …

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 …

(Bonus) 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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(Bonus) 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.

(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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.)

(Bonus) Land of the "Super Founders" With Ali Tamaseb @alitamaseb

January 20th, 2019


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(Bonus) 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 …

(Bonus) 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).


Sorry, Samsung. Seems nobody is …

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) 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 …

Fri. 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 …

Tue. 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 …

Wed. 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 …

Tue. 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 …

Tue. 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 …

Fri. 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, …

Thu. 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, …

Tue. 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. …

Tue. 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. …

Mon. 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 …

Fri. 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 …

Thu. 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 …

Wed. 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 …

Tue. 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. …

Mon. 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 …

Fri. 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 …

Thu. 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 …

Wed. 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 …

Tue. 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 …

Mon. 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? …

Fri. 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 …

Thu. 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 …

Wed. 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 …

Fri. 03/09 - 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 …

Thu. 03/08 - 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 …

Wed. 03/07 - 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 …

Tue. 03/06 - 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 …

Mon. 03/05 - 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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