Meta Episodes

Facebook news and rumors, including updates on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus.
Meta Twitter

Thu. 11/04 – Instagram Can Post To Twitter Again

Nov. 4, 2021

Instagram is playing nice with Twitter all of the sudden. But Meta has some new creator tools that try once again to shiv the App Stores. That South Korean law is actively cracking open the App Stores in that country. Google…


Wed. 11/03 – Meta And Zillow Shut It Down

Nov. 3, 2021

Facebook shuts down its decade-old face scanning and photo tagging feature. Zillow shuts down its house flipping business entirely. Netflix’s foray into games officially launches widely. And Microsoft says hey Zuckerberg, if…


Fri. 10/29 – Signs Of A Meta Watch

Oct. 29, 2021

Tons of meta commentary about the Meta move by Facebook, including the appearance of a Meta smartwatch. Small bit of earnings fallout for Apple and Amazon. Very important detail from the reviews of the new MacBook Pros invol…


Thu. 10/28 – Facebook’s New Name Is Meta

Oct. 28, 2021

Facebook’s new name is… Meta. All the headlines from Facebooks’ Connect event today. Also, is Copilot taking over Github? The new Raspberry Pi device. And how to handle the notch on the MacBook Pro if its driving you crazy.


Tue. 10/26 – Facebook Pivots To Youth

Oct. 26, 2021

Facebook whistles past the ATT graveyard, but Zuckerberg wants to target ‘da yoots.’ Adobe adds support for NFTs. Amazon is coming after Clubhouse, joining the Quantum Computing race, and lending Project Kuiper to Verizon. A…


Mon. 10/25 – Everybody Dumps (Reports) On Facebook

Oct. 25, 2021

Running down the headlines from all of those Facebook stories that we were promised would land this week. PayPal backs away from Pinterest, Tesla rolls back Full Self Driving, Microsoft keeps its eye on the ransomware gangs …

Meta Metaverse

(TWTR SPC) Metaverse? Name Change? Facebook Wither?

Oct. 23, 2021

F*** it! We did it live! Chris and me and @Kantrowitz around my kitchen table! Are we in for the biggest week of Facebook's life?


Wed. 10/20 – Facebook To Change Its Name?

Oct. 20, 2021

Dropping the “the” from The Facebook isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Dropping Facebook as a name entirely. All the news from today’s Samsung event. Spotify and Shopify finally team up in the greatest crossover event of tec…


Tue. 10/05 – The Great Facebook Outage

Oct. 5, 2021

About that Facebook outage yesterday… A Google moonshot project has a surprise profit. But only because its propping up other Alphabet bets. And then, it’s review day. What you can expect if you download Android 12. What you…

Meta Privacy

Mon. 10/04 – Facebook Whistleblower On 60 Minutes

Oct. 4, 2021

The Facebook whistleblower reveals her identity on 60 Minutes. You can preorder the Apple Watch Series 7 this week. New MacBook Pros could still be coming “this month.” Apple is actually the biggest force in the gaming indus…


Thu. 09/30 – Facebook: Who You Gonna Trust? Us? Or Your Lying Eyes?

Sept. 30, 2021

Facebook finally releases the controversial slides to let them speak for themselves, but doesn’t actually let them speak for themselves. A 4K Nintendo Switch was apparently coming, but now is it never coming? Nreal has some …


Mon. 09/27 – Instagram Kids On “Pause”

Sept. 27, 2021

Adam Mosseri pumps the breaks on Instagram Kids but still says it’s a good idea. Tesla is letting people into the “full self-driving” beta, and some folks think that’s a bad idea. Apple knows about that Apple Watch bug. What…


(TWTR SPC) Facebook's Fortnight Of Controversy

Sept. 25, 2021

While I was off observing my wedding anniversary, your host @chrismessina spoke with @justinhendrix and @AuthorPMBarrett about Facebook's recent controversies as well as their own research into social media and political pol…


Fri. 09/17 – Facebook’s Week Of Wall Street Journal Woes

Sept. 17, 2021

A deep dive summary of the rolling Facebook controversies this week from the ongoing Wall Street Journal reporting. Apple and Google remove an app from Russian opposition after their employees were threatened in that country…

Meta Amazon Metaverse

Thu. 09/09 – Facebook Glasses And Amazon Fire TVs

Sept. 9, 2021

Facebook launches some smart glasses. Amazon launches its own, branded smart tv. Soccer players are turning into NFTs. Twitter is turning into Reddit. And I still have questions about the whole Buy Now, Pay Later space.