Big Tech News - Apple's MacBook Pro Event

Oct. 26, 2021

We recap Apple's event, including the MacBook Pros, M1 Pro and M1 Max, third-gen AirPods, the Apple Music Voice Plan, and the HomePod mini.

Geekout Weekly Social Media Debrief 13 August 2021 - Facebook pivots to privacy, Snap creators know their value, and more

Aug. 16, 2021

Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant talk through the week's social media news as they explore the latest edition of their Geekout newsletter. This week: Facebook's apparent pivot to privacy, Snap losing creators as its payout…

Big Tech News - Pixel 6, Google Tensor, Windows 11, and Apple's controversial photo scanning

Aug. 8, 2021

Some of the headlines from Big Tech News this week: Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Google Tensor, YouTube Premium Lite, Windows 11, Windows 365, Apple's controversial photo scanning, and plenty in between. Subscribe to the BTN newsle…

Techmeme Ride Home - The Metaverse! With @janineyorio

Aug. 5, 2021

All things metaverse! Why is it on everybody's lips at the moment? When will it arrive? Is it already (kinda) here? With @janineyorio from Republic.co. Hosts:@chrismessina@brianmcc Subscribe to the Techmeme Ride Home dail…

Techmeme Ride Home - The Zoom Platform Road Map With @ross

July 22, 2021

Plus, the Hyper fund from Product Hunt, Automattic's acquisition game, and Twitter tests downvotes? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-i…

💡💬 Science-Fiction is the Investment Thesis for OG Crypto Investors, Boost VC. Brayton Williams talks with Brady Dale.

July 21, 2021

Boost VC has been backing blockchains since before anyone called the industry crypto: it was just bitcoin then. An early stage investor that also ran an incubator, Brayton Williams takes us back to the days when they decided…

💡💬 Veteran Crypto Investor Ash Egan Talks About Founding a New Fund, Acrylic, with Brady Dale

July 19, 2021

Ash Egan has been investing in crypto for about 6 years, inspired in particular by the Ethereum whitepaper. He's been part of rounds with firms like Chainalysis, BlockFi and Circle, was prescient on decentralized finance and…

Geekout Weekly Social Media Debrief 16 July 2021 - Twitter's fleeting fleets, Facebook's deflection over introspection, and more

July 17, 2021

Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant talk through the week's social media news as they explore the latest edition of their Geekout newsletter. This week: RIP fleets, Facebook's problem with admitting it has a problem, tackling…

Techmeme Ride Home - Black Widow Math And Fleets Fade Away

July 16, 2021

Bloomberg's @Lucas_Shaw comes on to explain the math of that Black Widow stream release story from Monday. Then @alexeheath from the Verge explains the death of Fleets, the creator thirst at Facebook and then we all get into…

💡💬 Mark Nadal is building a database for freedom fighters, with Brady Dale

July 15, 2021

Mark Nadal is building the GUN Database, a vision of the web where the internet only has the data users give it for as long as applications really need it. He's a pioneer in a decentralized internet but is vocally not a bloc…

💡💬 How Orca Protocol Aims to Bring Just Enough Order to Crypto Organizations, with Brady Dale

July 12, 2021

Julia Rosenberg is a co-founder of the Orca Protocol, a platform that will enable entrepreneurs in crypto's very non-hierarchical, democracy-first organizations to have some structure and accountability but still stay true t…

Geekout Weekly Social Media Debrief 9 July 2021 - Trump's yuge social media lawsuit, trouble at the top of Facebook, and more

July 10, 2021

Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant talk through the week's social media news as they explore the latest edition of their Geekout newsletter. This week: Trump's lawsuit: all heat and no light?, trouble a the top of Facebook, …

AMA With Chris Messina

July 7, 2021

A live (and lively!) AMA with Chris Messina and @chddaniel for r/SaaS — a deep dive on community development, how to nail your launch on Product Hunt, and a teaser about Chris's new role at Republic. Recorded live on Twitter…

💡💬 Samson Mow on Blockchain Gaming Using Bitcoin's Liquid Network, for Infinite Fleet

July 6, 2021

Samson Mow is the CEO of Pixelmatic, a company making Infinite Fleet, a game aiming at the triple-A market of online video games, where players run a fleet of ships battling an alien horde. It also happens to be a blockchain…

Techmeme Ride Home - The Facebook Antitrust Blowup With @Kantrowitz

July 2, 2021

Alex Kantrowitz of the Big Technology newsletter comes on to try to help us work out what happened with that Facebook Antitrust case blowup. Also, what does this mean for regulating other companies?

Big Tech News - Windows 11, Amazon item destruction, Google's failed Shopify acquisition, and more

June 29, 2021

Windows 11 requirements and removed features, Amazon destroying unsold items and unregretted attrition, Google CEO Sundar Pichai passing on a Shopify acquisition, FLoC's delay, and plenty in between. Hosts: Emil Protalinski…

💡💬 With Brady Dale - Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or DAOs, via OpenLaw and NEAR

June 25, 2021

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are entities that run on blockchains, make decisions collectively and probably never meet face to face. It's like corporations run over Discord, or as if Facebook Groups had mone…

Techmeme Ride Home - a16z's Future Plans And Audio Spaces With @smc90 and @kyurieff

June 24, 2021

The great Sonal Chokshi of a16z comes on to discuss their Future plans. And the Information's Kaya Yurieff tells us all about the explosion in Social Audio Spaces.

💡💬 What actually are scams in the world of cryptocurrency?

June 23, 2021

Is one person's scam another person's legitimate enterprise. This is a hard question once you get into examples in regular life, but crypto makes it much more complicated. We discuss these questions with two people who have …

Big Tech News - Oculus ads, new AI tools, Amazon cuts Appstore tax, and more

June 21, 2021

Oculus ads, new Facebook AI tools, Amazon shuns Google, Amazon cuts its Appstore tax, Windows 11, Satya Nadella's promotion, and plenty in between. Hosts:Emil Protalinski (@epro)Jordan Novet  (@jordannovet) Subscribe to t…

Geekout Weekly 18 June 2021 - Twitter safety, Facebook puts ads in VR, and much more

June 19, 2021

Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant talk through the week's social media news as they explore the latest edition of their Geekout newsletter. This week: Twitter looks to help the abused take control, Facebook puts ads in VR, …

💡💬 with Brady Dale - Will decentralized finance expand to Solana?

June 18, 2021

Solana is a super-fast blockchain that is getting early interest from a lot of investors, and, our guests tell us, a lot of interest from folks in traditional finance as well. Chris McCann of Race Capital, an early investor;…

Techmeme Ride Home - a16z's Media Play; Stripe As King Of Kommerce

June 17, 2021

This is the longest and widest ranging Space we've ever done. From a16z's media play and why VC's market themselves to Stripe as the hottest startup in the land and the very idea of payment tech. Hosts:@chrismessina@brianmc…

Geekout Weekly Social Media Debrief 11 June 2021 - Instagram's creator cash bonanza and more

June 12, 2021

Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant talk through the week's social media news as they dissect the latest edition of their Geekout newsletter. This week: Instagram pays crreators, Biden gives TikTok a fresh headache, Facebook …