Episodes

August 16, 2021

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

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 payouts decrease, the seemingly endless battle against racist abuse online, and lots, lots more.

August 08, 2021

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

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 newsletter here. Hosts: Emil Protalinski (@epro) Kyle Wiggers (@Kyle_L_Wiggers) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

August 05, 2021

Techmeme Ride Home - The Metaverse! With @janineyorio

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 daily tech news podcast here See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 22, 2021

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

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-info.

July 21, 2021

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

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 to back 100 bitcoin startups. They met that goal by 2018, though they expanded their thinking into all of crypto. Today they also invest in amazing people and potentially trillion dollar future markets. The idea is: make science fiction a reality.  BACKGROUND: https://www.coindesk.com/boost-vc-just-fulfilled-a-crypto-funding-pledge-4-years-in-the-making See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 19, 2021

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

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 saw early the potential for other smart contract blockchains, a narrative that's still playing out. We discuss venture investing in crypto as well as some of his greatest hits so far.  Some background: https://www.coindesk.com/ash-egan-accomplice-vc-acrylic-ventures-55m See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 17, 2021

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

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 abuse of sportspeople on social media and lots more.

July 16, 2021

Techmeme Ride Home - Black Widow Math And Fleets Fade Away

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 the questioning the real value/process of Twitter verification. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 15, 2021

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

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 blockchain guy. He describes a vision for the internet in which everyone gains and it isn't about getting rich or focusing on financializing everything. Debate ensues. Some background links: https://hackernoon.com/twitter-bluesky-a-decentralized-protocol-proposal-hi193337 https://matrix.org/_matrix/media/r0/download/twitter.modular.im/981b258141aa0b197804127cd2f7d298757bad20 https://www.coindesk.com/sign-on-web-not-websites https://www.dropbox.com/s/elcarpqbh888oy0/The%20Decentralized%20Web.mp3?dl=0 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 12, 2021

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

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 to the spirit of of the space. We talk about decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and how they might be ready to sort more responsibility into buckets of expertise without losing their tie to the whole community.

July 10, 2021

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

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, the seemingly endless uses of Tiktok... and a lot more. Follow along with this week's newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/geekout/issues/this-twitter-feature-could-save-your-job-678199 Hosts:Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra)Martin SFP Bryant (@MartinSFP) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 07, 2021

AMA With Chris Messina

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 Spaces on June 16, 2021. Check out the AMA here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 06, 2021

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

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 game, where the in game currency will also be playable out of game. To accomplish this, Pixelmatic uses the Liquid Network, which was built by Blockstream (where Mow serves as Chief Strategy Officer) and runs on top of the Bitcoin protocol. Taped live on Twitter Spaces on June 29, 2021.

July 02, 2021

Techmeme Ride Home - The Facebook Antitrust Blowup With @Kantrowitz

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?

June 29, 2021

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

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 (@epro)Owen Williams (@ow)Kyle Wiggers (@Kyle_L_Wiggers) See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

June 25, 2021

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

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 money to spend. Priyanka Desai and Aaron Wright have started several for-profit DAOs that invest in companies and digital art via their startup OpenLaw and Illia Polosukhin, a co-founder of a blockchain called NEAR, is creating a sort of congress of DAOs in his ecosystem.  Hosts:Brady Dale (@BradyDale) See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

June 24, 2021

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

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.

June 23, 2021

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

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 been in the space a long time: Lana Swartz is a scholar of media studies at the University of Virginia who is known for writing about money as a social network. Her studies of money have led her to be interested in scams and what it means to scam. If scam studies become a topic at universities, she will be its progenitor. Patrick Murck is an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Law Center and also the chief legal officer at Transparent Systems. Murck also served at the Bitcoin Foundation early on. Hosts:Brady Dale (@BradyDale) See our Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and our California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.