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Wednesday, 8/15 - Alexa and Cortana, BFFs
Aug 15 • 17 min
Today, Twitter takes action on Alex Jones, a new Intel chip vulnerability, Alexa and Cortana play nice together, consolidation in podcasting and a “rest and vest” for the ages. Sponsors:FiresideCONF.com/brianMetaLab.co Stories from: @AnneMarieSteele,…
Tuesday, 8/14 - Is Kevin Durant teaming up with Marc Andreessen?
Aug 14 • 18 min
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 Andreessen?…
Monday, 8/13 - Does Google Track Even When You Say No?
Aug 13 • 17 min
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. Sponsors:FireSideconf.com/brianMetaLab Links:Lenovo…
Friday, 8/10 - Is Apple’s Car Project Back On?
Aug 10 • 19 min
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. Sponsors:firesideconf.com/brianWeWorkRemotelyBetterment.com/ride Stories from:…
Thursday, 8/09 - Galaxy Note9 Announced
Aug 9 • 19 min
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?DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely Links:Samsung Galaxy Note9: Design,…
Wednesday, 8/8 - The Magic Leap Is Finally A Thing!
Aug 8 • 19 min
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. Sponsors:Casper.com/ride … promo code…
Tuesday, 8/7 - Voting Via App
Aug 7 • 18 min
Voting via app will be tested during the midterms, Old Bitcoin Money and New Bitcoin money are in a power struggle, the truth about how we use Alexa, and a new combatant joins the fray in the Streaming Video Wars.…
Monday, 8/6 - Everyone Bans Alex Jones
Aug 6 • 17 min
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 smartphones might only be the…
Friday, 8/03 - Is Fortnite Bigger Than Google Play?
Aug 3 • 18 min
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. Sponsors:Okta.com/techmemeMetalab.co Links: Epic Games sidesteps the Play…
Thursday, 8/02 - Apple Hits A Trillion!
Aug 2 • 18 min
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 adding video games to its cars. Sponsors:Metalab.coDatadogHQ.com/ridehome Links:Cisco to acquire Ann…
Wednesday, 8/01 - Is Google Returning To China?
Aug 1 • 18 min
Google has a secret plan to return to China, the Apple earnings analysis, Masayoshi Son goes “Brandless” and in praise of microfilm! Sponsors: Okta.com/techmemeMetalab.co Links:GOOGLE PLANS TO LAUNCH CENSORED SEARCH ENGINE IN CHINA, LEAKED DOCUMENTS…
Tuesday, 7/31 - Facebook Finds More Election “Bad Actors”
Jul 31 • 17 min
Facebook reveals fresh election meddling, Galaxy 9s might not be selling well, but Nintendo Switches sure are, and Playstation 4s still are, Uber stops truckin’ and Google Maps will predict which restaurant you’ll like.…
Monday, 7/30 - Self-Driving Cars Need To Talk To Us
Jul 30 • 18 min
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 e-sports” both raise money, advice for Twitter and Facebook, and why autonomous cars need to talk to…
Friday, 7/27 - The Dreaded MAU Strikes Again!
Jul 27 • 20 min
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 suggestions.…
Thursday, 7/26 - The Greatest Loss of Market Value In a Single Day… Ever
Jul 26 • 20 min
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 smartphones!…
Wednesday, 7/25 - China to Facebook: Not So Fast!
Jul 25 • 19 min
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. Sponsors: Okta.com/techmemeWeWorkRemotely Links:Departing Facebook Security…
Tuesday, 7/24 - Laptops Are Too Thin and Too Light!
Jul 24 • 18 min
Alphabet earnings, Google’s Translation app takes over the world, potentially two new Xbox consoles, Verizon wants to deliver TV over 5G and the thin-and-light laptop revolution has gone too far! Sponsors:DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely…
Monday, 7/23 - Samsung’s Big Step Toward 5G
Jul 23 • 21 min
Susan Fowler Rigetti gets a high profile new job, a Lyft and Uber driver was live-streaming without consent, Samsung takes a big step toward a 5G world, and why is Google Translate spitting out religious prophecies?…
Friday, 7/20 - New Tesla is a “Rainbow-Farting Space Ship”
Jul 20 • 20 min
WhatsApp limits forwards, Microsoft announces earnings, emergency alerts on Netflix, grocery chain Kroger throws shade at Amazon Prime Day, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions. Sponsors:https://www.youmagazine.co/techmemeMetaLab.co Links:WhatsApp will…
Thursday, 7/19 - Will Fuchsia Replace Android?
Jul 19 • 18 min
Facebook and Zuckerberg address misinformation and censorship, Reddit rolls out live chatrooms, will Fuchsia replace Android, and who is online journalism’s newest savior? Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Links:Facebook says it will begin…
Wednesday, 7/18 - The Massive Google Fine
Jul 18 • 19 min
Google faces a record European fine, Nest gets a major reshuffle inside Google, Walmart guns for Netflix, Venmo transactions can be public, and can cool camera tech destined for smartphones actually improve autonomous vehicles?…
Tuesday, 7/17 - A Major Autonomous Car Startup You’ve Never Heard Of
Jul 17 • 20 min
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
Jul 16 • 18 min
A Roku wireless speaker, better Uber pickups, Instapaper goes solo, what to expect from the Galaxy S10 and it’s Amazon Prime Day everybody! Sponsors:https://www.youmagazine.co/techmemeMetaLab.co Links:Wave Uber’s new Spotlight or send canned chats to find…
Friday, 7/13 - A Big-Boy Photoshop for iPads
Jul 13 • 23 min
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 mean, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely.com Stories from:…
Thursday, 7/12 - New MacBook Pros
Jul 12 • 19 min
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 to be the Pixar of VR. Sponsors:Lightstream.com/rideWeWorkRemotely.com Links:APPLE’S NEW MACBOOK PROS HAVE…
Wednesday, 7/11 - The 2018 X Graduating Class
Jul 11 • 18 min
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. Sponsors:Stamps.comWeWorkRemotely.com…
Tuesday, 7/10 - Netflix Smart Downloads
Jul 10 • 19 min
Microsoft unveils a new Surface tablet, police can probably still break into iPhones, YouTube fights fake news, the new silicon gold rush, and Netflix makes binging even easier. Sponsors: DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeLightstream.com/rideWeWorkRemotely.com…
Monday, 7/9 - Thanos Did Nothing Wrong!
Jul 9 • 17 min
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 are getting banned. Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely.com Stories from: @mikelaris, @noamscheiber Tweets: @danprimack…
Friday, July 6, 2018 - Memes Are Safe! For Now…
Jul 6 • 21 min
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 suggestions. Sponsor: Metalab.co Links:MEPs vote to reopen copyright debate over ‘censorship’ controversy…
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - Dell Returns!
Jul 3 • 17 min
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. Sponsors:ziprecruiter.com/rideMetaLab.co Links:Dell to Return to…
Friday, June 29, 2018 - All New Apple Maps
Jun 29 • 20 min
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! Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely.com Stories from: @panzer, @tomwarren Tweets: @elonmusk Links:Apple…
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Amazon Kneecaps Walgreens
Jun 28 • 17 min
Amazon makes a ton of news including buying into pharmaceutical commerce and creating its own mini-package delivery army, Apple considers one subscription to rule them all, and the long Apple/Samsung war is over. Sponsor:WeWorkRemotely.com Stories from:…
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - AdWords No More
Jun 27 • 17 min
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? Sponsor:WeWorkRemotely.com Links:Google is…
Tuesday, June 26, 2016 - London’s Uber-ing
Jun 26 • 18 min
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. Sponsor:WeWorkRemotely.com Links:Uber wins the right to keep operating in London (TheVerge)Wi-Fi security is…
Monday, June 25, 2018 - Noise-Cancelling AirPods?
Jun 25 • 18 min
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? Sponsors:Betterment.com/RideHomeWeWorkRemotely Links:Apple to Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear…
Friday, June 22, 2018 - The Tesla Sabotage Story Gets Weirder?
Jun 22 • 19 min
The Supreme Court rules on cell phone tracking, YouTube gets channel memberships, Twitter literally smites Smyte, the Elon Musk sabotage saga gets weirder and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Stories from:…
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Whatever Happened to Apple’s AirPower?
Jun 21 • 22 min
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 TV Cube reviews. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Stories from: @jessiwrites, @chrisvelazco…
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Instagram Debuts IGTV
Jun 20 • 16 min
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.” Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Links:Facebook launches gameshows platform with…
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Musk Fears Sabotage
Jun 19 • 18 min
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 worried about sabotage, and how Europe might kill meme culture. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Stories…
Monday, June 18, 2018 - Apple Upgrades 911 Calls
Jun 18 • 18 min
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. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co…
Friday, June 15, 2018 - Oprah Signs With Apple
Jun 15 • 21 min
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. Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely Stories from: @mochi_wsj,…
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Save Metafilter!
Jun 14 • 20 min
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 save Metafilter.…
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Major Twitter Changes
Jun 13 • 21 min
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, Bitcoin might have been manipulated, and Fortnite comes to the Nintendo Switch. Sponsors:Stamps.com (click on…
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - E-Scooters To The Moon!
Jun 12 • 20 min
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. Tweets: @annehelen, @arielbogle Stories:…
Monday, June 11, 2018 - Snapchat Clear Chats and Facebook Memories
Jun 11 • 16 min
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 scanners work well? Sponsor:…
Friday, June 8, 2018 - Google’s 7 Principles for AI
Jun 8 • 19 min
Google’s lays out ethical principles for AI development, Facebook has another privacy issue (again), why the next generation of gaming consoles might be the last, Yahoo Messenger logs off, and the weekend long-reads suggestions.…
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - The Fire TV Cube
Jun 7 • 18 min
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. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeThe Great Women of…
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Hour-long Instagram Videos?
Jun 6 • 19 min
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 videos. Plus: why Microsoft sunk a data center off the Scottish coast and why startups keep naming…
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Intel Says “F— Everything! We’re Doing 28 Cores!”
Jun 5 • 19 min
Intel releases some anniversary chips, why WhatsApp and Facebook had a falling out, followups from WWDC and analysis of that GitHub acquisition, and some scientists purposely created a psychopathic AI.…
Monday, June 4, 2018 - WWDC Highlights
Jun 4 • 16 min
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. Sponsors:DataDogHQ.comMetaLab.co Tweet commentary: @ericlbarnes, @HenrikJoreteg…
Friday, June 1, 2018 - What to Expect From WWDC
Jun 1 • 21 min
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. ´╗┐Sponsors:Betterment.com/RideHomeWeWorkRemotely.com Stories from:…
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Self Driving Cars 4 Realz
May 31 • 18 min
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 gaming console that nobody is quite sure the purpose of. Sponsors:Betterment.com/RideHomeWeWorkRemotely.com…
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Mary Meeker’s Internet Report
May 30 • 21 min
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 gaming laptop from HP, and how ambulance chasing lawyers can target ads to people in the hospital.…
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Uber Gets a Panic Button and Facebook Gets Paused
May 29 • 17 min
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, and less-desirable dogs get better PR. Sponsors:Betterment.com/RideHomeWeWorkRemotely.com Tweets from…
Friday, May 25, 2018 - Musk Rages and Alexa Listens In
May 25 • 18 min
European Union privacy restrictions kick in, Tesla settles a suit, Alexa is listening, Essential becomes a misnomer, and San Francisco brakes scooters. Sponsor: Metalab.co Tweets: @bxchen, @ktbenner, @geoffreyfowler, @zeynep, @cathyyoung63, @mccanner…
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Facebook and Twitter Label Political Ads
May 24 • 19 min
Facebook and Twitter label political ads, Apple’s self-driving car efforts fizzle, the DOJ is looking at cryptocurrency manipulation, there’s a PornHub VPN, and StumbleUpon is no more. Sponsor: metalab.co Stories from: @jacknicas, @mat Links:Apple,…
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Why Might Amazon Ban You?
May 23 • 16 min
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 Gates’ summer reading recommendations. Sponsor: Metalab.co Stories from: @kottke, @LauraStevensWSJ Links:Next…
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Amazon Vs. The ACLU
May 22 • 16 min
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 Instagram. Sponsor: metalab.com Stories from:…
Monday, May 21, 2018 - Break Up The Big Tech Companies?
May 21 • 16 min
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? Sponsor: MetaLab.co Stories from: @TaylorLorenz,…
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Fortnite Comes to Android
May 18 • 17 min
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. Sponsor: betterment.com/RideHome Stories from: @briankrebs,…
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - YouTube Music
May 17 • 16 min
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. Sponsor: https://www.betterment.com/RideHome Stories from:…
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Yanny vs. Laurel
May 16 • 16 min
Zuckerberg to testify in Europe, Prime members to get discounts at Whole Foods, low-end tablets possibly coming from Microsoft, a blockchain phone, a connected toothbrush, and all you need to know about the Yanny or Laurel controversy. Sponsor:…
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Silicon Valley Cleans Up Its Act
May 15 • 17 min
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 pages to the moon. Sponsor:…
Monday, May 14, 2018 - Email Encryption Might Be Broken
May 14 • 17 min
Email encryption might be broken, Facebook suspends suspicious apps, why Google employees are resigning in protest, Silicon Valley could benefit from a gambling gold rush, and how Masayoshi Son is disrupting the entire technology world. Sponsor:…
Friday, May 11, 2018 - A Facebook Cryptocurrency?
May 11 • 17 min
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: @om, @manjusrii, @sfiegerman…
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Sending Secret Messages to Siri
May 10 • 15 min
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. Stories from: @jank0, @mattlynley…
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Facebook’s Executive Shuffle
May 9 • 17 min
A major Facebook executive shakeup, Walmart beats Amazon to Flipkart, Glassdoor gets acquired, one more chance to fight for net neutrality, and a deeper look at how Google’s Duplex technology works. Stories from: @brianstelter Tweets: @pt, @poniewozik…
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Google I/O Highlights
May 8 • 17 min
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: @puiwingtam, @bzamayo Links:Link to the…
Monday, May 7, 2018 - The iMac at Twenty
May 7 • 16 min
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 from: @backlon, @nickstatt…
Friday, May 4, 2018 - Would You Pay For Facebook?
May 4 • 17 min
Would you pay for a Facebook subscription? Would you pay for Facebook satellite internet? Instagram adds native payments, Warren Buffett doubles down on Apple, the weekend longreads suggestions and plenty more. Stories from: @NellieBowles, @beckyquick…
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Xiaomi files for a monster IPO
May 3 • 18 min
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 podcast app, and how Stories have eaten social networking. Stories from: @oneunderscore__ , @JoshConstine…
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - AI Announcements at F8
May 2 • 17 min
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 from: @ashleyrcarman, @DanielEran…
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Apple Earnings and Facebook’s F8
May 1 • 17 min
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 subscribe to cable TV? Stories from:…
Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 - The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Apr 30 • 18 min
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 did Jeff Bezos become a billionaire simply because he wanted to live in space? Links:As controversy…
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 - DNA Site Cracks the Golden State Killer Case
Apr 27 • 20 min
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, will T-Mobile and Sprint finally tie the knot, is Apple working on an AR/VR headset, and the weekend…
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 - Snap’s Spectacles 2.0
Apr 26 • 18 min
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 home. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit…
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 - The Gmail Revamp
Apr 25 • 20 min
Facebook earnings, Twitter earnings, the Gmail redesign arrives, Alexa for children, a possible solution for law enforcement accessing encrypted phones, and drones are helping first responders in Europe. Stories from: @mm_maack and @StevenLevy Links:DJI…
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 - Amazon Wants to Deliver to… Your Car?
Apr 24 • 18 min
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, @KyleOrl, @jenwieczner Links:Google’s…
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 - Amazon’s Robot For Your Home
Apr 23 • 17 min
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. Stories:Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan…
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 - Google Has a Plan to Supplant SMS
Apr 20 • 21 min
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 While Driving might be having an…
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 - Bezos’ Shareholder Letter
Apr 19 • 17 min
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? Stories from: @David_Ingram, @aatilley…
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 - Amazon and Best Buy Join Forces (for TVs)
Apr 18 • 18 min
Facebook rolls out better privacy tools globally, Amazon and Best Buy partner to sell TVs, the IRS suffered from a terribly timed outage, YouTube tries to reassure creators, and the great San Francisco scooter debate. Stories:A flaw-by-flaw guide to…
Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 - Big Changes Coming to Apple News
Apr 17 • 16 min
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 Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook…
Monday, Apr. 16, 2018 - US Punishes a Chinese Cellphone Maker
Apr 16 • 17 min
US punishes a Chinese cellphone maker, two interesting acquisitions (General Assembly and Earn.com), App Store earnings, original streaming content numbers, and some Android apps might be collecting data from kids. Links:Netflix Licensed Content Generates…
Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 - Instagram Saves Poetry?
Apr 13 • 20 min
Is Telegram the new refuge for pirated content, more police departments buy a device to unlock iPhones, Chinese cops use facial recognition to pick criminals out of crowds, more leaks of upcoming Gmail features, the long reads suggestions, and how…
Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 - ESPN+ Debuts
Apr 12 • 18 min
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. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome Stories:How Android…
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 - A Spotify/Hulu Bundle
Apr 11 • 16 min
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 adds a car rental option. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome Stories from:…
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 - Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington
Apr 10 • 18 min
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. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome…
Monday, Apr. 9, 2018 - iPhone (PRODUCT)RED
Apr 9 • 15 min
A new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone, Uber gets into bike sharing, Zuckerberg crams for Congress, an open source AR headset, and why phishing attacks work. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome Stories:Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D last…
Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 - Facebook Labels Political Ads
Apr 6 • 20 min
Facebook labels political ads, cryptocurrencies might run afoul of GDPR, SpaceX can’t post videos from space, bots help you beat parking tickets, the weekend longreads and what’s the story behind Fortnite? Sponsor: Betterment. Visit…
Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 - Zuckerberg’s PR Offensive
Apr 5 • 20 min
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 in crypto, and a new home for Moviefone. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome Stories:How the…
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 - The YouTube Shooting Incident
Apr 4 • 20 min
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 overload. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit…
Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 - Spotify’s Stock Debut
Apr 3 • 19 min
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 future. Sponsor: Betterment. Visit…
Monday, April 2, 2018 - Apple to Drop Intel?
Apr 2 • 19 min
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 and how many tv viewers are going…
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 - The Facebook Memo Controversy
Mar 30 • 16 min
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 from: @om, @sheelahk and @CaseyNewton…
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 - The Big Microsoft Re-Org
Mar 29 • 17 min
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, @caro_milanesi Stories from: @atbwebb…
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - Facebook Privacy Shortcuts
Mar 28 • 15 min
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, @NeilShahWSJ Credits: Produced by…
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 - Apple’s New iPad
Mar 27 • 17 min
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 Hollywood, and will the streaming explosion revive piracy? Stories from: @koblin, @KarlBodeLink: Apple Goes…
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 - The First Chrome OS Tablets
Mar 26 • 14 min
The first Chrome OS tablet, Uber exits Southeast Asia, Tim Cook thinks Facebook should be regulated, The Fitbit Versa smartwatch, and a billion dollar ATM hacker gang is taken down. Stories from: @thepacketrat, @VranicaWSJ Tweets from: @alexhern Credits:…
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 - The Dropbox IPO
Mar 23 • 14 min
Low-cost iPads are coming, Dropbox IPOs, touchscreen issues with Galaxy S9s, Craigslist pulls all personal ads, and the weekend long-read suggestions. Long-reads links:How IKEA’s future-living lab created an augmented reality hit (WiredUk)My Cow Game…
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - The Zuckerberg Interviews
Mar 22 • 14 min
Zuckerberg’s interviews analyzed, Instagram updates the feed, IBM accused of age discrimination, early Oculus Go reviews and a wi-fi wine bottle bites the dust. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 - Zuckerberg Responds
Mar 21 • 14 min
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 everyone wants to work at a tech…
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 - Google Wants to Save Journalism
Mar 20 • 15 min
Google wants to support journalism, more on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica saga, more on the self-driving car fatality, YouTube rolls out a “go live” feature, and scandal rocks the world of HQ Trivia. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme…
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - The Facebook Bombshell Fallout
Mar 19 • 19 min
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. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by…
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 - Apple Takes a Field Trip
Mar 16 • 16 min
Apple takes a field trip, a small town bans bitcoin, Rihanna doesn’t accept Snapchat’s apology, Adobe transforms itself, and Lyft tests subscriptions. Stories from, @DMOberhaus and @oliviasolon; tweet-analysis from @ow Weekend long-read…
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 - How Amazon Conquers
Mar 15 • 17 min
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 with no search results, and Drake crashes Twitch. Stories from @ShiraOvide and @rustybrick and tweet…
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 - Theranos Charged with Fraud
Mar 14 • 16 min
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. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 - Trump trumps Broadcom
Mar 13 • 16 min
Trump trumps Broadcom, Larry Page and flying taxis, alleged flaws in AMD chips, Spotify playlist payola, checking in with Lyft, ranking tech brands and WWDC dates are announced. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by…
Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 - Apple Buys Texture
Mar 12 • 15 min
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 what happened today in tech. Credits:…
Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 - Obama to Netflix
Mar 9 • 14 min
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 a tech story. The long-reads…
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 - Galaxy S9 Reviews
Mar 8 • 17 min
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. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by…
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 - Android P Released To Developers
Mar 7 • 20 min
Android P is released to developers, Blackberry sues Facebook, sources speak of possible Snap layoffs, an interesting Peter Thiel interview, and actually, much more…. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 - Google Ads AI to Drones?
Mar 6 • 14 min
Google adds AI to drones, Uber trucks start hauling cargo, reading the Uber tea leaves, Washington State brings back net neutrality, Bumble bans guns, and Dyson cuts the cord. Literally. Google says it provides TensorFlow APIs to US Dept of Defense to…
Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 - Amazon Checking Accounts
Mar 5 • 13 min
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 about a checking-account-like product…
Introducing the Techmeme Ride Home Podcast
Mar 1 • 3 min
Introducing ourselves, and letting you know what we’ll be doing. First episode launches March 6 at 5PM eastern.