Entertainment Episodes

Streaming news and rumors, including the latest from companies like Netflix and Spotify.

Fri. 03/04 – Disney+ Now With Ads!

March 4, 2022

Twitter’s return to the office is a real covid era milestone. Ok, how about Disney+ but with ads? Is crypto usage in Russia actually falling? Something something, wasn’t this the original use case for crypto? Are NFT prices …

Crypto Venture Capital Podcasting Security Entertainment

Thu. 02/17 – A Y2K Bug For Our Times?

Feb. 17, 2022

Why a dumb agent string bug may break some big named websites soon. Is Circle about to become the biggest pure play crypto company to hit public markets? Spotify buys basically the only remaining pieces of the podcast puzzle…

Crypto Meta Privacy Entertainment

Wed. 02/16 – Uber Pulls Back The Curtain On YOUR Ratings

Feb. 16, 2022

Forget how’s my driving, Uber lets you know how you’re riding. Meta workers are now formally known as Metamates. Is Paramount quietly doing better in the streaming wars than we thought? So much so, as to warrant a name chang…

Crypto Apple DAOs Podcasting Twitter Entertainment

Mon 02/07 – Rogangate And The ENS DAO Controversy

Feb. 7, 2022

Rogangate rolls on. Why a controversy in the Ethereum Name Service community might be even more interesting, because of what it might teach us about the viability of DAOs. Twitter is, oddly, testing ways to make it easier fo…

Podcasting Entertainment

Mon. 01/31 – Spotify “Clarifies” The Joe Rogan Situation

Jan. 31, 2022

Summing up the whole Joe Rogan brouhaha from over the weekend. Meta joins a crypto legal alliance and takes a page out of Alphabets book by planning to break out reporting of its metaverse business. And the dotcom bubble cal…

Podcasting Entertainment

Mon. 11/22 – Adele Says: Spotify, No Shuffling!

Nov. 22, 2021

When Adele says jump, Spotify apparently says how high? Is Apple Watch slipping in market share? All the crypto miners who fled China have landed in Russia, Kazakhstan and… Texas? And an explanation for why buying bots will …


Wed. 07/21 – Is The Narrative Turning On Netflix?

July 21, 2021

Netflix’s growth has hit a wall, and so here come the games. What to do about a problem like those NSO hacks? Samsung’s next Unpacked event is announced. One of the biggest crypto raises of all time. And will Apple ever join…

Gaming Entertainment

Thu. 07/15 – Oh Yeah. It Definitely Looks Like Netflix Is Getting Into Gaming.

July 15, 2021

Netflix hires a big name gaming executive. Twitter retires Fleets. Facebook wants to make it rain for creators. TSMC says the chip shortage is starting to ease. Amazon launches serialized storytelling. And one of the biggest…

Amazon Entertainment

Wed. 05/26 – Amazon To Launch A Rocky Extended Universe?

May 26, 2021

Amazon buys James Bond. Is Valve working on a Nintendo Switch clone? Google’s new campus in San Jose will make the Googleplex look puny. Tesla is dropping radar. The new standard for USB is beefing up power-wise. And is Micr…


Mon. 05/17 – Better Quality Streaming Audio (Basically) For Free

May 17, 2021

Apple Music and Amazon Music HD bring better audio quality to everyone. AT&T throws in the towel on Warner Media by doing a shotgun marriage with Discovery. GitHub now lets you add video. Jane Manchun Wong says the subscript…


(Bonus) Bull-Bear Case For Clubhouse

May 1, 2021

Last week, the great Ed Zitron (@edzitron) , head of the media relations firm EZPR, put out a post that got a lot of chatter where he laid out a bear case for Clubhouse. So I tweeted out, did anyone want to do a bull case fo…


Tue. 03/30 – Spotify To Spin Up Clubhouse Competitor

March 30, 2021

It’s actually a nutso butso news day. Spotify is launching a Clubhouse competitor. Amazon is spinning up a new line of custom silicon. Big updates to Google Maps. We know the dates for WWDC. Amazon seems to be doing some Twi…


Fri. 03/12 - Netflix Is Cracking Down On Password Sharing

March 12, 2021

Netflix is cracking down on password sharing. Apple sues a former employee for allegedly stealing trade secrets. Masa Son is back, baby! I guess we have to watch ads on our $1500 smart tvs now, and of course, the weekend lon…


Thu. 03/04 – Is Square Buying Tidal A Watershed Moment For The Creator Economy?

March 4, 2021

Square is acquiring a majority stake in Tidal, and either this makes little sense, or it’s a watershed moment in this NFT/creator economy phenomenon that’s suddenly washing over all of us. Apple walks the walk in terms of da…


Mon. 02/22 – Spotify’s New “HiFi” Subscription Tier

Feb. 22, 2021

Spotify’s new HiFi subscription tier. Clubhouse has security concerns. Apple is king of the smartphone hill once again. Maybe the biggest survival story of the Covid-19 era is about the IPO. And is the Facebook news ban push…