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Wed. 03/16 – NFTs Coming To Instagram “Soon”

March 16, 2022

Meta has a new Family Center to keep kids monitored. Zuck says NFTs are coming to Instagram “soon.” Google’s Stadia strategy is coming into focus, and it’s interesting. Is Vimeo threatening longtime users to pay up? And a re…

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Fri. 03/11 – Russia Bans Instagram And Designates Meta As An “Extremist Organization”

March 11, 2022

Russia moves to ban Instagram and designate Meta as an “extremist organization.” The EU and UK open an antitrust probe into Google and Meta about ads collusion. Stripe now supports crypto. And, of course, the weekend longrea…

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Tue. 03/08 – The Spring Apple Event

March 8, 2022

All the news from the Spring Apple event this afternoon. Google is buying a cybersecurity company. A bunch of cybersecurity companies band together to protect critical infrastructure. Amazon launches an app to allow anyone t…


Wed. 02/02 – YouTube Bigger Than Netflix?

Feb. 2, 2022

Alphabet gives a new meaning to the term blowout quarter. Cruise is getting ready to launch its robotaxi business in San Francisco. A GDPR issue that might have huge implications. Starlink has a new premium tier. And what ha…


Fri. 01/07 – Google Infringed On Sonos

Jan. 7, 2022

Sonos beats Google in trade court. E3 is going remote again this year. Mozilla is the latest company to suffer crypto backlash. Are foldable laptops the future? And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions, this week wit…


Thu. 01/06 – Google Brings “It Just Works” To Everything

Jan. 6, 2022

Google’s big announce at CES is better syncing and interoperability with everything. Instagram is launching their feed experiment. IBM might be looking to dump Watson. Ethereum has the most developers in crypto. And you know…


Wed. 12/15 – Google To Adopt Vaccine Mandate?

Dec. 15, 2021

Is Google the first Silicon Valley company to adopt a vaccine mandate? A new foldable phone from Oppo. Why the US might ban you from investing in DJI. Twitter gets auto captions. And a look at the up and coming Chinese ecomm…

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Fri. 12/10 – Google Play Games Coming To Windows

Dec. 10, 2021

Google Play games are coming to Windows, while Microsoft was apparently willing to bend over backwards if Apple had let xCloud games into the iOS app store. Meta’s first tangible foray into the Metaverse. The English Footbal…

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Mon. 11/15 – Why Apple Buying Google Ads Might Be Weird

Nov. 15, 2021

Some app developers say Apple is buying Google ads to cut App Store work-arounds off at the pass. Huawei thinks it has an end run around US sanctions. The audacious hacker that managed to send fake emails from the FBI’s own …

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Wed. 11/10 – Big Tech Smacked Down In Court

Nov. 10, 2021

Apple and Alphabet suffer setbacks in court. More hardware moves in the great Metaverse realignment of the tech landscape. Unity buys Weta Digital. No word on if Andy Serkis is part of the package. And Twitter Blue is finall…

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Tue. 10/19 – The Google Pixel Event And The Pixel 6

Oct. 19, 2021

All the headlines from Google’s latest Pixel event with the new Pixel 6. Some odds and sods from yesterday’s Apple event. Maybe Facebook’s crypto project is about to debut. How much money can the delivery space attract or ev…


Mon. 10/11 – Pixels To Go Big On Cameras?

Oct. 11, 2021

Is Google aiming to take back the smartphone camera crown with next week’s Pixel event? That Twitch leak reinforces the idea that on platform ecosystems, there very much is a 1%. The Chinese Tesla competitors that are hittin…

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Thu. 08/12 – Legislation To Break Open App Stores

Aug. 12, 2021

There is officially a bill to crack open the App Store. DoorDash wanted to buy Instacart, but fear of regulators scuppered the deal. WhatsApp will let you migrate your chat history. Lionel Messi’s new club is paying him part…

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Thu. 08/05 – Nest Refreshes Everything

Aug. 5, 2021

Google has refreshed the entire Nest lineup and I guess TPU’s will be a thing going forward. Ethereum’s latest hard fork is live and bringing big changes. There’s a new Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative with Amazon, Google, …

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Tue. 08/03 – The Pixel 6 And The New Tensor SoC

Aug. 3, 2021

Google unveils the new Pixel 6 lineup, but the really interesting detail is the chip inside them. Apple makes Magic Keyboard with Touch ID available as a standalone product. Microsoft makes Windows as a service live. Now Chi…