Meta Episodes

Facebook news and rumors, including updates on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus.
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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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Wed. 03/02 – Will Poker Be The Killer App For The Metaverse?

March 2, 2022

As of right now, you can no longer buy an iPhone in Russia. Big recall from Fitbit because their smartwatches might burn you. Meta tries to be transparent in a very Meta way, by redacting a key detail from a transparency rep…

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Thu. 02/24 – There Actually IS A Tech Angle To Ukraine

Feb. 24, 2022

There actually IS a tech angle to what is going on in Ukraine, though for all of our sakes, let’s just hope there’s not TOO much of one. Stablecoins are where it’s at in crypto at the moment. Not one, but two new flagship ph…

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Fri. 02/18 – Microsoft Account Now Required

Feb. 18, 2022

Windows 11 now requires a Microsoft account just to load. Intel’s roadmap comes into view. Is Meta’s metaverse play already getting traction? Next week might be the biggest regulatory week for Crypto ever. And, of course, th…

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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…

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Tue. 02/15 – The Great Returning To The Office?

Feb. 15, 2022

Is the great Returning To The Office beginning with the Tech Industry? Really cool new way to use your Android apps on your Windows or Chromebook devices. Instagram lets you send private likes. The tech cold war between Indi…

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Thu. 02/10 – Code Hints Of Apple’s “realityOS”

Feb. 10, 2022

Not just rumors of an Apple AR headset, but actual code mentions of a “realityOS” are showing up now. Microsoft hopes to head off the regulators with some app store rules. Now Flash storage chips might be in for a supply cru…

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Wed. 02/09 – The Samsung Galaxy S22 Event

Feb. 9, 2022

All the headlines from the Samsung event, including the new S22 lineup and some massive new tablets. Can Meta’s stock crash so much that it would become immune to antitrust liability? And, look, the alleged Bonnie and Clyde …

Meta M&A

Tue. 02/08 – Nvidia And Arm Are Off

Feb. 8, 2022

It’s a day of retrenchment. Nvidia and Arm are off. Peter Thiel is leaving the Meta board. Peloton loses its CEO ahead of what is likely to be disastrous earnings. The IRS backs down from the whole facial recognition thing. …


Thu. 02/03 – Meta.Bomb

Feb. 3, 2022

Meta really steps in it with earnings that send the stock down fully 25%. The plague of hacks hitting crypto startups. The ransomware attack causing a snacks crisis in Britain. Bored Apes Yacht Club is an interesting raise. …

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Wed. 01/26 – Diem Dead?

Jan. 26, 2022

Is Mark Zuckerberg abandoning his crypto dreams and looking to sell off Diem? The IMF is subtly suggesting El Salvador abandon bitcoin. Microsoft is gonna play nice with Activision exclusives. For now. Mark your calendars fo…

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Thu. 01/20 – Meta Wants To Bring NFTs To Your Insta Profile

Jan. 20, 2022

Meta is working on NFTs for Instagram and Facebook while Google is starting a blockchain team. Instagram Subscriptions launches. Google Play Games launches on Windows. Amazon launches its first physical fashion store. And wh…


Thu. 12/09 – Instagram To Return To A Chronological Feed

Dec. 9, 2021

Instagram is going to bring back a version of its chronological feed, sort of. The congressional hearings about Instagram, but also crypto. I was wrong: we are seeing Novi in the wild as WhatsApp starts testing it in the US.…

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Tue. 11/30 – Meta Might Do The Giphy Deal Anyway

Nov. 30, 2021

The UK quashes the Giphy acquisition, but is it actually dead? Maybe not. Was Cyber Monday a bit of a disappointment this year? Why your Pixel phone might reject your cheep charging cable. AWS’s new tools to help you build r…