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Fri. 01/27 – More Buzzfeed News, If You Can Believe It

What can make Buzzfeed hit our headlines two days in a row? How about jumping on the ChatGPT bandwagon? Amazon... more

27 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Thu. 01/26 – Where Is The Line Going For Tech Right Now?

I get all metaphysical about where the tech industry is going right now with a record slowdown in smartphone shipments,... more

26 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Wed. 01/25 – Is This Latest Suit The Biggest Threat To Google

I’m gonna tell you why I think the latest antitrust suit against Google might be the most important one in... more

25 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Tue 01/24 – ALL The Details On Apple’s Headset

Alright. It’s on. Mark Gurman has literally all the details on Apple’s forthcoming mixed reality headset. The DOJ might already... more

24 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Mon. 01/23 – Moar Tech Layoffs (And Moar To Come?)

More tech layoffs, and why I’m suggesting we might only be in the early innings of this tech retrenchment. Big... more

23 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Fri. 01/20 – Alphabet’s Monster Layoffs

Now Alphabet has monster layoffs to announce. How much of it is about getting Google ready to battle OpenAI? More... more

20 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Thu. 01/19 – Instagram Wants You To Take A Break

Is Genesis finally on the verge of bankruptcy? Instagram wants you to take a break… from Instagram… and they’re even... more

19 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Wed. 01/18 – The HomePod Is Back

The original HomePod is basically back, even though it’s not the original cause it’s been updated. Apple’s AR/VR plans continue... more

18 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Tue. 01/17 – New Mac Tuesday

New Macs and New M2 chips from Santa Tim this morning. Microsoft has made its Azure OpenAI Service generally available.... more

17 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
(TWTR SPC) The Big AI Discussion

Our big AI discussion with @ReamBraden and @swyx. Shawn just posted this new essay drawing on what we discussed here: Every Google... more

16 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Fri. 01/13 – Is The Government Crackdown On Crypto Starting?

The SEC just officially labeled two crypto lending programs as unregistered securities? Is the regulatory tsunami beginning? Did Tim Cook... more

13 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Thu. 01/12 – Touchscreen Macs?

Is Apple finally ready to bring touchscreens to Macs? Sam Bankman Fried has a Substack. Apple Maps courts businesses. Is... more

12 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Wed. 01/11 – Maybe Software Needs To Eat The Airline Industry

Yet another software snafu with the airlines this morning. Apple’s about to do its own screens, its own modems, what... more

11 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Tue. 01/10 – Now We Have VALL-E To Take Over My Podcast Voice

Well, now there’s VALL-E, a text to speech technology that could fully replace me as this podcast narrator. It looks... more

10 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Mon. 01/09 – Gurman Tells Us When Apple’s “Reality Pro” Will Be Announced.

Mark Gurman tells us when Apple’s “Reality Pro” headset will be announced, made available to developers, and made available to... more

09 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Fri. 01/06 – CES Wrapup Part 2

OpenAI is raising more money. Apple’s headset launch might be delayed to the summer. But no worries, cause HTC unveiled... more

06 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Thu. 01/05 – CES Roundup Part 1

Amazon’s layoffs are bigger than we thought. Meta’s new fines in Europe could be a way, way bigger deal than... more

05 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Wed. 01/04 – ChatGPT Coming To Bing?

Is Microsoft gonna steal one on Google by bring ChatGPT to Bing search? What is Bonk, the new crypto coin... more

04 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
Tue. 01/03 – Eventually, CES Comes For All Of Us

CES kicks off with Intel detailing it’s new 13th gen chips for laptops. A big PyTorch warning. Why that whole... more

03 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Thu. 12/29 – Someone Tell Zuck About This ABBA Avatar Concert

Wait, why are Alameda-linked wallets coming back to life all of the sudden? If you do things with a DAO... more

29 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Tue. 12/27 – Is The Sun Setting On SOL?

Not an exchange blowing up, but is one of the biggest crypto projects in recent years losing developers and maybe... more

27 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Thu. 12/22 – Caroline Drops A Dime

SBF is in the US just in time to see two of his lieutenants have flipped on him to the... more

22 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Wed. 12/21 – YouTube Sunday Ticket?

A new prediction for 2023, the sports streaming wars. What’s with all the weirdness going on with Anker’s security cameras?... more

21 Dec 2022 · 15 minutes
Tue. 12/20 – An Old Crypto Mystery Resurfaces

Amazon settles two EU antitrust cases. An old crypto mystery resurfaces and dormant wallets spring back to life. TikTok will... more

20 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Mon. 12/19 – Elon’s Voted Himself Off The Twitter Island?

I dunno. Is Elon not the head of Twitter anymore? He posted a poll, people voted for him to step... more

19 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
(Bonus) Is This The Moment For Twitter Alternatives With @gabor and @BigTechnology

Emergency bonus episode! Is this the moment for Twitter alternatives? T2.social is one of them and the founder of that... more

17 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
Fri. 12/16 – I Lied. More Twitter News Today.

Elon Musk has once again proven that the flesh is weak because there’s a new Twitter controversy and I can’t... more

16 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
Thu. 12/15 – This Again?

I’ll get into the whole Twitter banning private jet tracking accounts thing, but use that to explain how and even... more

15 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
Wed. 12/14 – Apple To Allow Third-Party App Stores

Apple is going to allow third-party app stores, but only in Europe for now. Your Tesla is now a full-fledged... more

14 Dec 2022 · 14 minutes
Tue. 12/13 – SBF Arrested And Charged

SBF is under arrest. The Feds have charged him. The SEC has charged him. The CFTC has charged him. CZ... more

13 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
Mon. 12/12 – The New Xiaomi 13 Flagships

Xiaomi has released its newest flagship smartphones. A bunch of worrying headlines surrounding Binance. Twitter Blue is back. Have scientists... more

12 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
(TWTR SPC) 2022 Year End Review And Look Ahead To 2023

What were the biggest stories of 2022? What will be the biggest tech stories of 2023?

10 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Fri. 10/09 – FTC Sues To Block The Microsoft/Activision Deal

This is going to make the situation in the gaming industry downright chaotic. The FTC has sued to block Microsoft's... more

09 Dec 2022 · 15 minutes
Thu. 12/08 – Explaining Those Lensa Magic Avatars

Apple is going back all in on privacy in a big way with Advanced Data Protection. I’ll explain. Did Sam... more

08 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 12/07 – SBF Tried To Give Taylor Swift $100M? (She Said No)

In an attempt to keep their acquisition of Activision… active, Microsoft wants to bring Call of Duty to the Nintendo... more

07 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 12/06 – Is Elon’s Neuralink Cruel To Animals?

Is the government investigating Neuralink for animal cruelty? Why is Microsoft increasing prices for Xbox games? How much does it... more

06 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Mon. 12/05 – Stack Overflow Bans ChatGPT

Maybe put the breaks on an early release of that Apple AR/VR headset. And maybe pump the breaks on the... more

05 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Fri. 12/02 – Will 2023 Be The Year Of The Headset Wars?

Mark Gurman has details on Apple ramping up development of its mixed-reality headset, targeting a launch next year. Elon has... more

02 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
Thu. 12/01 – Elon And Apple Bury The Hatchet?

A summary of last night’s Sam Bankman Fried show. Elon visits Tim Cook and maybe they buried the hatchet? Now... more

01 Dec 2022 · 15 minutes
Wed. 11/30 – Am I On Your Spotify Wrapped This Year?

The Covid lockdown at that Foxconn factory has lifted. The surprising strength of the smartwatch sector. The surprising failure of... more

30 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 11/29 – Is Elon Going To War With Apple?

Elon says he’s willing to go to war with Apple. Why now? Is Apple really threatening Twitter’s status in the... more

29 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Mon. 11/28 – The China Protests

All of the protests erupting in China have, not only a definite tech angle, but might have been triggered by... more

28 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
(Bonus) Internet From Space! With The Internet Society

Check out the extensive paper on LEO satellites and Internet from space at InternetSociety.org/techmeme

24 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
Wed. 11/23 – Foxconn Riots?

Actual rioting happening at the major Foxconn factory that produces iPhones. Microsoft fully embraces Linux. Advertisers continue to flee from... more

23 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 11/22 – The Alexa Deathwatch Is Real

The contagion in crypto continues to teeter on a knife’s edge. Why were Sam Bankman Fried’s parents allegedly buying property... more

22 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Mon. 11/21 – More Crypto Trouble?

Ruh roh. Storm clouds gathering in crypto land again. This time it’s DCG and Genesis. The shocking CEO revolving door... more

21 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
(Bonus) Vibe Shift (?) Twitter (Also ?) With @anildash

The great Anil Dash joined us to talk about... well, what do you think we talked about? But also, a... more

20 Nov 2022 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
Fri. 11/18 – Twitter: Not Dead At The Time Of This Posting

I’m here with you all as we wait for the end of Twitter together. Unless it doesn’t die. In which... more

18 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Thu. 11/17 – A Deepfake Detector

The guy who handled the Enron bankruptcy says FTX is the worst he’s ever seen. Xbox gets full Discord integration.... more

17 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
Wed. 11/16 – The Tesla Of Home Appliances

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chip. DuckDuckGo’s App Tracking blocker but for Android, the latest headlines from the two stories you know... more

16 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Tue. 11/15 – “An Excel File Full Of The Howling Of Ghosts”

If you tell Elon he doesn’t know what he’s doing, you could get fired. Matt Levine looks into the abyss... more

15 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Mon. 11/14 – Paging Jonah Hill For The SBF Movie

Twitter still lives, at least at the time of this writing. But thousands more contractors have been laid off. CZ... more

14 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Fri. 11/11 – A Summary Of This Crazy Week

Just two big stories, as it’s been all week, but instead of ONLY giving you the latest, I want to... more

11 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Thu. 11/10 – Binance Lets FTX Dangle

More twists and turns in the FTX, SBF, CZ saga as the entire crypto sector continues to get rocked. I’d... more

10 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
Wed. 11/09 – CZ & SBF Make FTX Go Boom?

The Meta layoffs are here and they’re brutal. But rumors are, TikTok is cutting back also. What even is the... more

09 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Tue. 11/08 – FTX: You Ok, Bro?

Why has FTX appeared to have halted withdrawals? Innocent explanation, or could we have another big crypto blowup brewing? What... more

08 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Mon. 11/07 – Meta Layoffs Incoming?

Looks like those rumors of massive Meta layoffs might be coming true this week. Covid has led to brand new... more

07 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Fri. 11/04 – The Twitter Layoffs

The layoffs have begun at Twitter. And while Twitter might shutter its Substack competitor, Substack has moved into Twitter’s turf... more

04 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Thu. 11/03 – How About Some Non-Twitter News?

Is TikTok still in danger of running afoul of government bans? WhatsApp gets Groups. Gmail gets package tracking. Instagram gets... more

03 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
Wed. 11/02 – PlayStation VR2 Deets Revealed

We know when the PlayStation VR2 is coming, when you can pre-order it, and how much it’s gonna cost. What... more

02 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 11/01 – Twilight Of The Blue-Checks?

Will charging for blue checks actually help Twitter monetarily or… frankly, any way, at all? Amazon has expanded ad-free Music.... more

01 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon. 10/31 – Would You Pay $20/Month For Twitter Blue?

Just, massive wholesale changes at Twitter, including possibly making folks pay up for features. Pitty the poor tech billionaires who... more

31 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
(Portfolio Profile) Readocracy

Readocracy is restoring sanity to the world by making how you inform yourself count for something. Troll-free, bot-free, ad-free.

29 Oct 2022 · 55 minutes
Fri. 10/28 – It Actually Happened

Area man completes acquisition of social media platform. And now the fun begins? Amazon had bad earnings, but Apple mostly... more

28 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Thu. 10/27 – Meta (Insert Bomb Emoji Here)

(BOMB SOUND). That’s the sound of Meta’s disastrous earnings announcement yesterday. That’s the sort of insightful analysis you come to... more

27 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 10/26 – Meta Calls Apple On Its "Rentier Capitalism"

Meta and Spotify both call Apple out on their recent App Store aggressiveness. Soft earnings from Microsoft and worrying earnings... more

26 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 10/25 – “Extractive Rentier Capitalists”

Apple tries to wedge the App Store vig into another market. Prices are going up for your favorite Apple services.... more

25 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon. 10/24 – Investing In Chinese Tech Means Investing One Man’s Whims?

Did investing in Chinese tech become a fool’s errand over the weekend? A deep dive on how TSMC is caught... more

24 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
(TWTR SPC) The AI Moment With @pt, @miguelisolano & @mignano

Talking this week's big week for AI, with Parker Thompson (@pt) plus @miguelisolano & @mignano

22 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Fri. 10/21 – What If Uncle Sam Let’s Elon Off The Hook?

I said Elon’s name five times in front of a mirror and the whole Elon/Twitter headlines came flooding back into... more

21 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Thu. 10/20 – A Day Of Reviews

The big Solana challenger had a terrible first day of trading. Previews of the new Thunderbolt standard. Reviews of the... more

20 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Wed. 10/19 – What Even IS Apple’s iPad Strategy?

Netflix actually beat on earnings and customer additions. Why their pivot to ads might actually be in line with their... more

19 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Tue. 10/18 – It’s AI Vs. The Metaverse, And AI Seems To Be Winning

New iPad Pros and new Apple TV 4ks. Meta walks away from the Giphy acquisition. Layoffs at Microsoft. High attrition... more

18 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Mon. 10/17 – Kanye To Elon: Hold My Beer

Looks like Ye, née Kanye West, is going to try to buy the social network Parler. A look at the... more

17 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Fri. 10/14 – Meta Lied About Legs?

We now know how much Netflix with Ads will cost; we think we know how many ads they have to... more

14 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Thu. 10/13 – The End Of The Office Era

Signal is phasing out SMS and MMS. Microsoft is sunsetting Microsoft Office branding. The SEC is poised to officially ban... more

13 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 10/12 – Meta’s VR Event; Microsoft’s Surface Event

Only two big stories really. We break down yesterday’s Meta VR event, including the new high end Quest Pro. But... more

12 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 10/11 – Odds And Sods

A whole bunch of things, including a major US bank getting into crypto custody, paying for Google cloud with crypto,... more

11 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Fri. 10/07 – What Is It With These Dang Bridges?

There’s another huge crypto hack and I’ll give you two guesses as to what folks think the culprit is. The... more

07 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Thu. 10/06 – The Made By Google Event

All the headlines from the Made By Google event. Elon sure wants to avoid being deposed. Why a guilty verdict... more

06 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Wed. 10/05 – Elon Wants Twitter Now. We Think. Who KNOWS ANYMORE!!??

Yes, we’ll get into the whole Twitter/Elon thing. Seems he wants the original deal again… or does he? Tesla is... more

05 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 10/04 – The End Of Lightning

The EU has made USB-C the charging port law of the land. Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone with a 200MP camera.... more

04 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon. 10/03 – Kim Kardashian In Crypto Trouble

Kim Kardashian has settled with the SEC over crypto promotion on social media. I continue to Wonder if, aside from... more

03 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
(TWTR SPC) NFT Struggles, Google Stadia And New Kindles

NFT Struggles, Google Stadia And New Kindles with @aidanfitzryan and @ArtSabintsev

01 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Fri. 09/30 – Google Shutters Stadia

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Google is abandoning a major project, maybe it’s biggest cancellation ever.... more

30 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Thu. 09/29 – A Kindle You Can Write On

Meta takes down an app that tried to strip out the cruft from Instagram (but also the ads). Bunch of... more

29 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 09/28 – iPhone Recession Warning Signal?

On second thought, Apple is pulling back on iPhone production which suggests demand is not what they anticipated. Intel’s new... more

28 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 09/27 – The First Meaningful AR Product To Hit These Shores?

Sam Bankman-Fried finally scoops up Voyager’s assets. Meta says Russia has launched the biggest disinformation campaign of the war. Nreal... more

27 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon. 09/26 – Darth Vader’s Voice Is AI Now

UK police make an arrest many believe is related to those recent Uber and Rockstar hacks. Will the iPhone get... more

26 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
(Portfolio Profile) Argyle

Argyle is a BIM to Augmented Reality app for Heavy Construction. More at Argyle.Build

24 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Fri. 09/23 – Are DAO’s NOT A Liability Shield?

If DAO’s are a modern, blockchain take on the corporation, I’ve got a big, worrying thing to tell you about... more

23 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Thu. 09/22 – Instagram To Crack Down On Nudes

More gaming hacks. Instagram wants to stop unsolicited sending of nudes. Layoffs come for Meta in all but name. The... more

22 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Wed. 09/21 – It’s Twitch’s Day Behind The Woodshed

Twitch is the main character of the show today, for good and bad reasons. YouTube takes a serious swing at... more

21 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Tue. 09/20 – Actual Inflation Comes To The App Store

Now the hackers have come for the crypto market makers. Spotify gets into the Audiobooks game. Slack gets in on... more

20 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Mon. 09/19 – Uber Hack ≡ GTA VI Leak?

Did the same kid who allegedly hacked Uber allegedly leak GTA VI gameplay over the weekend? Interpol drops a red... more

19 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
(Portfolio Profile) Treasury

Building the fundamental assets for the metaverse, with Treasury. If you want to learn more, contact me, or check out... more

17 Sep 2022 · 59 minutes
Fri. 09/16 – Big Uber Breach

Uber is investigating a breach of its systems that has caused it to take some of its most important systems... more

16 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
09/15 – Adobe To Acquire Figma

Adobe plans to acquire Figma for the biggest ever private software company acquisition. Is this a sign of things to... more

15 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
Wed. 09/14 – The iPhone 14 Reviews Are Out

Arrest warrants for those behind LUNA and UST. Anti-cheating technology comes to video games. Apple is going all in on... more

14 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Tue. 09/13 – Google Does Google Things

Google does what it does best. Kills a product line. As the Twitter whistleblower testifies before congress, did extreme heat... more

13 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon. 09/12 – The Whole “Oops! We Lost A Prototype” Gambit

One of those new Meta Quest headsets just happens to have been found in the wild. New Roku gear. Starbucks... more

12 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Fri. 09/09 – White House Comes Out Against Proof-Of-Work?

Is the US government about to legally curtail proof of work crypto projects? Intel’s big new GPU specs. Uber Eats... more

09 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Thu. 09/08 – Why Disney Also Had 2nd Thoughts About Buying Twitter

Disney’s former CEO throws another lifeline to Elon Musk in his Twitter suit. Crypto folks are suing the US Treasury... more

08 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 08/07 – The iPhone 14 Event

All the headlines from Apple’s Far Out iPhone event. Not to be outdone, details on the next Google Pixel event... more

07 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Tue. 09/06 – When “They” Turn Off Your Devices For You

Pretty high priority zero-day to tell you about. Is Binance about to upend the stablecoin market with its muscle? When... more

06 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
(TWTR SPC) Whither The Creator Economy?

Talking the state of Snap, Substack, and the creator economy generally, with @kyurieff, @simonowens and others!

03 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Fri. 09/02 – iPhone Takes The Market Share Crown

The iPhone install base has surpassed the Android install base in the US for the first time basically since Android... more

02 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Thu. 09/01 – Twitter Edit Button Arrives

At long last, an edit button has come to Twitter. Nvidia and AMD say the US has imposed restrictions on... more

01 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 08/31 – Not Great, Snap!

Huge, huge layoffs at Snap. Say hello to Apple Xcode Cloud Subscriptions. Say hello to “can’t be evil” NFT licenses.... more

31 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Tue. 08/30 – Twitter Shelved An OnlyFans Clone

Elon looks like he’s grabbing onto the Twitter whistleblower as a new argumentative lifeline. The big new CPU lineup from... more

30 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Mon. 08/29 – Apple’s iGlasses To Be Called Reality One?

Really, Apple? THAT is what you’re going to call your AR/VR glasses? I tell you what “that” is. A look... more

29 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
(TWTR SPC) The TWTR Whistleblower And The REAL AI Revolution

First up, we have @KevinTDugan to give us deeper insight into the whole Twitter whistleblower situation. And then, @KylanGibbs of... more

27 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Fri 08/26 - Forget 5G; T-Mobile And SpaceX To Offer Zero-G Service

Forget 5G, T-Mobile and SpaceX are teaming up to offer Zero-G Services. LastPass has gotten hacked, but we think your... more

26 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Thu. 08/25 – Far Out

The Twitter Whistleblower is a big concern for Twitter, no matter what happens with the Elon stuff. Amazon zags slightly... more

25 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 08/24 – Is The Twitter Whistleblower A “Material Adverse Effect”?

A deep dive into that Twitter whistleblower, because the allegations are getting pretty interesting, and it turns out he’s a... more

24 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 08/23 – The Twitter Whistleblower

The former head of security at Twitter has blown the whistle on the company saying it was… crap at security.... more

23 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
Mon. 08/22 – Elon Musk Raising Prices Just For Fun

Amazon continues to be serious about becoming your healthcare provider. Elon Musk is raising prices, I guess cause he can.... more

22 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Fri. 08/19 – The Biggest Google Search Algo Change In Years?

Looks like Evan Spiegel is retrenching in his dreams of making Snap primarily a camera company. Are we about to... more

19 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Thu. 08/18 – Does Mark Zuckerberg Have No Taste?

Why the date of Apple’s iPhone event is interesting. Why Netflix will take away downloads for its ad-tier. Is the... more

18 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Wed. 08/17 – “Anti Party” Technology

Cracking down on house parties as a service. Apple makes moves to diversify the supply chain. Another worrying datapoint from... more

17 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 08/16 – Was The Twilio Breach A Route Into Signal?

Was the Twilio breach really about hacking into Signal users? Apple’s serious about returning to the office. Tired: a global... more

16 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon. 08/15 – Adam Neumann To Take Another Crack At Real Estate

Dutch authorities have arrested a developer related to Tornado Cash. But is there a grey area here that is a... more

15 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
(Portfolio Profile) Mesha

Smart money management for web3 organizations. Find out more at Mesha.club.

14 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
(TWTR SPC) Are We In A Recession @noahpinion ?

We speak today with Bloomberg Economics columnist Noah Smith. Are we in a recession? Are we in store for an... more

13 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Fri. 08/12 – How Do We Feel About Arresting Open-Source Developers?

Dutch authorities have arrested a developer related to Tornado Cash. But is there a grey area here that is a... more

12 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Thu. 08/11 – Disney Half (Plus Ads)

Disney embraces inflation because it kind of has to. How Facebook and Instagram are sneakily still tracking you, even after... more

11 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 08/10 – The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event

All the headlines from this morning’s Galaxy Unpacked event. Walmart wants to ad video to keep up with Prime. Spotify... more

10 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Tue. 08/09 – WhatsApp Privacy Features

WhatsApp rolls out privacy features. The battery icon returns to the iPhone. China is growing restless over its silicon industry.... more

09 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon. 08/08 – What Data Is Telsa Collecting On You?

Masa Son takes another one on the chin, another record loss. The US Treasury is sanctioning a major crypto mixing... more

08 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
(Portfolio Profile) Stashpad

Devs! Download the app at Stashpad.com and help us finalize everything before the big launch!

07 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
(Bonus) Crossover Ep. With Big Technology Podcast - Meta Gonna Survive The Metaverse?

Our friend Alex Kantrowitz returns to my kitchen table for a crossover episode with Big Technology Podcast (subscribe here) to... more

06 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Fri. 08/05 – Amazon To Acquire iRobot

Amazon wants to acquired the company that makes the Roomba robot, or as it’s known in my family, Vrrrrooom. We... more

05 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
Thu. 08/04 – Is Stage Manager Worth It?

Apple is delaying releasing iPadOS 16 just because it’s trying to make Stage Manager not suck. I wasn’t imagining it…... more

04 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 08/03 – An Actual Use Case For NFTs And An Actual Flying Car

Now the hackers are stealing crypto from individual wallets at scale. Robinhood makes a massive layoff announcement. Y Combinator is... more

03 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Tue. 08/02 – What Is It With Bridges?

Seriously, what is it with crypto bridges? Why are they seemingly so easy to hack? New York cracks down on... more

02 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Mon. 08/01 – Silicon Valley’s Great Scooter Ride Is Over

Apple opens up Apple Pay a tiny bit. But again, from pressure from the Europeans. Meta is accused of abetting... more

01 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
(Portfolio Profile) Cognitive Talent Solutions

Check out Cognitive Talent Solutions here, or get in touch with me to put you in touch with them. And if... more

31 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
(TWTR SPC) Mathew Ball On The Metaverse And Jason Del Rey On Amazon After Bezos

Matthew Ball comes on to talk about his new book: The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionize Everything. Then, Jason... more

30 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Fri. 07/29 – Instagram Listens To The Kardashians

Even a weak earnings report from Apple can still break records. Instagram’s been in a stare down with the Kardashians,... more

29 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Thu. 07/28 – Meta Goes Backwards For The First Time Ever

Meta has reported its first-ever YoY quarterly revenue decline. The FTC has moved to block a Meta acquisition, the first... more

28 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Wed. 07/27 – Inflation Hits The Metaverse

I’ll wrap up the earnings from Microsoft, Alphabet, Spotify and Shopify. Proof that the cost of a data breach for... more

27 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Tue. 07/26 – Why Big Tech Hates The Leap Second

Is the SEC about to crack down on Coinbase? Why is Kylie Jenner mad at Instagram? Why are all the... more

26 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Mon. 07/25 – NFL+

NFL+ arrives, and at the end of the show, we’ll take a deep dive into sports rights as the great... more

25 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
(TWTR SPC) - Fake Review Economies And How Social Networks Win

Saoud Kalifah of FakeSpot.com joins us to discuss what I guess we could call, the fake review economy. Chris made... more

23 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Fri. 07/22 – Not Great, Bob! Snap And Twitter Edition

Well, things weren’t so rosy with Twitter earnings, and downright abysmal over at Snap. The Feds bring the first ever... more

22 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Thu. 07/21 – Did Tesla Trigger The Crypto Crash?

Amazon is acquiring actual doctors offices. Facebook splits the newsfeed to make it more TikTok-y. Minecraft foreswears NFTs. The big... more

21 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 07/20 – Netflix Earnings Not SO Bad

Netflix reported earnings that weren’t as bad as even they had been telegraphing. So that’s something. The court case is... more

20 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Tue. 07/19 – Amazon Sues Facebook (Group Admins)

Amazon is stepping up its war against bogus product reviews. Netflix is testing more crackdowns on password sharing. Slack is... more

19 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Mon. 07/18 – It’s Vibe Shifts All The Way Down

Everything we cover is in a full vibe shift of… pulling back. Coinbase sent some eyebrows up over the weekend,... more

18 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
(Portfolio Profile) ArcX

Ride Home Fund's latest investment: the smart ring/device controller ArcX! More at https://arcx.fit/ Invest in ArcX via the Ride Home Fund... more

16 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Fri. 07/15 – The “Vibe Shift” At Amazon

Now the haircuts have come for Stripe, but they took theirs voluntarily. Who’s responsible for the big hole on Celsius’... more

15 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Thu. 07/14 – Is TikTok A Threat To Google Search?

Celsius files for bankruptcy. Tesla loses a key Autopilot exec. Netflix chooses Microsoft for it’s ads partnership. Could TikTok be... more

14 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Wed. 07/13 – Twitter Takes The Gloves Off

Twitter officially sues Elon Musk and by the sound of things, has decided to go to the mattresses. Has Apple... more

13 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Tue. 07/12 – What If (And Hear Me Out) We Actually Owned The Things We Buy?

Liquidators say they can't find the Three Arrows Capital founders. The FTC will crack down on data-anonymization claims. Another smart... more

12 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Mon. 07/11 – What Happens Now With Elon And Twitter.

The famous stock market player Bernard Baruch once said, paraphrasing: Whatever men attempt, they seem driven to overdo. When hopes... more

11 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
(IHP) The eBay Story Part 2

Part 2 of the eBay story from the Internet History podcast.

08 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
Thu. 07/07 – Apple Lockdown Mode

Apple has a new lockdown mode to triage a whole range of cyberattacks. Also, Mark Gurman has some details on... more

07 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Wed. 07/06 – How To Beat The Quantum Rap

Will regulators wreck the great gaming consolidation? Can the US bully it’s way to blocking China’s chip development? Are Dilithium... more

06 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
Tue. 07/05 – What Did I Miss?

The Crypto Crash goes ever onward. Klarna is going on a realty tv show called, Now That’s what I Call... more

05 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
(IHP) The eBay Story Part 1

From my original Internet History Podcast, the first of my two episodes outlining the story of eBay, in-depth, as I... more

04 Jul 2022 · 43 minutes
(TWTR SPC) Aprés Spotify w/ Anchor Founder @mignano

Time for some deep analysis of the podcast industry. Is Spotify gonna take over all of audio? Is the blockchain... more

02 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Google Talk (Dec. 2018)

While I'm away briefly for vacation, here's a talk I gave at Google in December 2018 around the time my... more

01 Jul 2022 · 1 hour,
Thu. 06/30 – If Sam Bankman-Fried Is Afraid To Give You Money…

One good thing about the crypto crash is you can get affordable graphics cards again. Layoffs come to the Metaverse.... more

30 Jun 2022 · 18 minutes
Wed. 06/29 – Netflix Running Up That Hill

I joke its Groundhog Day, but if you’re a crypto billionaire, you probably want the repetition to end as much... more

29 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
Tue. 06/28 – Elon Could Let Me Do This Show From A Campsite

Why there’s a HUGE tech angle to the whole Roe V. Wade controversy. Google’s shutting down one of their chat... more

28 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
Mon. 06/27 - Après Mai, Le Apple Déluge?

Are we in for the biggest deluge in new Apple products, maybe ever? Why, though, are the new MacBook Pros... more

27 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
(TWTR SPC) Variety Special

No guest this week (though the great @EvanKirstel does show up at one point) but we covered a wide range... more

25 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Fri. 06/24 – TikTok Turns On The Money Machine

The fire sale on tech companies has begun. More big important hacks to be aware of. Another crypto bridge has... more

24 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
Thu. 06/23 – What If My Voice Was Your Alexa?

Would you want my voice to be the voice of your Alexa? An interesting raise that can change people’s vocal... more

23 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
Wed. 06/22 – New (Google) News

News is new again, after Google does a size-able redesign. Copilot AI is available on GitHub, but is it worth... more

22 Jun 2022 · 18 minutes
Tue. 06/21 – The Great Crypto Crash Of ‘22

Did something happen while I was away? Sort of like everything crashing in crypto? Apple wants to kill the CAPTCHA... more

21 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
(Portfolio Profile) Juna

Juna (heyjuna.com) replaces awkward lab visits with at-home STI testing and treatment. Another proud investment of the RideHomeFund. As ever,... more

20 Jun 2022 · 25 minutes
(TWTR SPC) Stock Options; DALL·E; Internet Explorer

Some thoughts on what startup workers can do with their stock options (in this economy!?). DALL·E blows our collective minds.... more

18 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Fri. 06/17 – Musk Speaks To The Tweeps!

Elon Musk speaks to his soon to be employees for the first time at Twitter. Snap is testing a new... more

17 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
Thu. 06/16 – Serious Cases Of TikTok Envy

Google says YouTube Shorts is keeping pace with TikTok. Meta plans to make Facebook more like TikTok in order to... more

16 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
Wed. 06/15 – Now The Crypto Hedge Funds Might Be Blowing Up

Is a major crypto hedge fund about to blow up? How the Celsius network got in such hot water. YouTube... more

15 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
Tue. 06/14 – You Get A Photoshop! You Get A Photoshop! You Get A….

Adobe and Photoshop are leaning into freemium. Massive and controversial layoffs at Coinbase. Firefox is blocking stuff by default now.... more

14 Jun 2022 · 15 minutes
Mon. 06/13 – (Another?) Crypto Bank Run

All the crypt is down bad. Is DeFi lending platform Celsius to blame? More importantly, are margin calls coming for... more

13 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
(TWTR SPC) WWDC 2022 Wrap Up

WWDC wrap up, @chrismaddern on @floornfts, and Brian talks about his Mac Studio experience.

11 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Fri. 06/10 – The Next Big—And Small—Things From Apple.

Time to refresh those Yao Ming and Verne Troyer Powerbook ads from the early ‘aughts. Could Meta not release its... more

10 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
Techmeme Ride Home
(TWTR SPC) Stock Options; DALL·E; Internet Explorer
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Some thoughts on what startup workers can do with their stock options (in this economy!?). DALL·E blows our collective minds. Considering the... more