Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.

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Dec. 9, 2022

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 $69B Activisi…

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Dec. 8, 2022

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 Bankman-Fried also kill T…

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Dec. 7, 2022

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 Switch. That…

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Dec. 6, 2022

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…

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Dec. 5, 2022

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 AI excitement as Stack Ove…

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Dec. 2, 2022

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 had …

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Dec. 1, 2022

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 OpenAI has released…

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Nov. 30, 2022

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 o…

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Nov. 29, 2022

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 App Store, as he cla…

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Nov. 28, 2022

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 those lockdowns at t…

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Nov. 24, 2022

(Bonus) Internet From Space! With The Internet Society

Check out the extensive paper on LEO satellites and Internet from space at

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Nov. 23, 2022

Wed. 11/23 – Foxconn Riots?

Actual rioting happening at the major Foxconn factory that produces iPhones. Microsoft fully embraces Linux. Advertisers continue…

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Nov. 22, 2022

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 in …

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Nov. 21, 2022

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 over at Dis…

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About the Host

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Brian McCullough

Host, Techmeme Ride Home

Brian McCullough is the co-founder of Ride Home Media and host of The Techmeme Ride Home. He founded and is the author of How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone.

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