Meta Episodes

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

Friday, May 11, 2018 - A Facebook Cryptocurrency?

May 11, 2018

Is a Facebook cryptocurrency really possible? Can Snapchat redesign its way back into users' hearts? What's going on at Symantec? Klout strikes out. And the Weekend Longreads. Stories from: @alexeheath, @mekosoff Tweets: @om…


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Facebook's Executive Shuffle

May 9, 2018

A major Facebook executive shakeup, Walmart beats Amazon to Flipkart, Glassdoor gets acquired, one more chance to fight for net neutrality, and a deeper look at how Google’s Duplex technology works. Stories from: @brianstelt…


Friday, May 4, 2018 - Would You Pay For Facebook?

May 4, 2018

Would you pay for a Facebook subscription? Would you pay for Facebook satellite internet? Instagram adds native payments, Warren Buffett doubles down on Apple, the weekend longreads suggestions and plenty more. Stories from:…

Meta AI

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - AI Announcements at F8

May 2, 2018

Facebook’s AI announcements from F8, LG announces G7 ThinQ, Apple earnings analysis, Snap earnings analysis, the Pentagon blocks the sale of Chinese phones, and can AI predict the next Avengers: Infinity War? Stories from: @…

Apple Meta

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Apple Earnings and Facebook's F8

May 1, 2018

Apple's earnings numbers, all of the announcements from Facebook's F8 conference, a WhatsApp co-founder leaves, publishers criticize Google over GDPR, and will Comcast only give you faster internet speeds if you subscribe to…


Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 - Instagram Saves Poetry?

April 13, 2018

Is Telegram the new refuge for pirated content, more police departments buy a device to unlock iPhones, Chinese cops use facial recognition to pick criminals out of crowds, more leaks of upcoming Gmail features, the long rea…

Meta Regulation

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 - Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington

April 10, 2018

Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington, taking the temperature of Facebook employees, a fake Black Lives Matter page, YouTube videos vandalized, an Instagram portrait mode, and a museum of lost sounds. Stories from: @georgia_well…


Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 - Facebook Labels Political Ads

April 6, 2018

Facebook labels political ads, cryptocurrencies might run afoul of GDPR, SpaceX can’t post videos from space, bots help you beat parking tickets, the weekend longreads and what’s the story behind Fortnite? Stories and Longre…


Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 - Zuckerberg's PR Offensive

April 5, 2018

Zuckerberg’s Q&A with reporters, possible social media regulations, Trump may hate Amazon but Uncle Sam seems to love ‘em, a dreaded 51% attack in crypto, and a new home for Moviefone. Stories:How the Government Could Fix Fa…


Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 - The Facebook Memo Controversy

March 30, 2018

An internal Facebook memo causes controversy, Under Armour was hacked, SpaceX gets FCC approval for satellite internet, utility companies dream of electric sheep cars, and the weekend long read suggestions. Stories from: @o…

Meta Privacy

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - Facebook Privacy Shortcuts

March 28, 2018

Facebook introduces Privacy Shortcuts, Trump is “obsessed” with Amazon, Waze launches local ads, Shyp shuts down, video streaming will get faster and there’s more music now than ever! Stories from: @harrymccracken, @NeilSha…


Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - The Zuckerberg Interviews

March 22, 2018

Zuckerberg's interviews analyzed, Instagram updates the feed, IBM accused of age discrimination, early Oculus Go reviews and a wi-fi wine bottle bites the dust. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by…


Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 - Zuckerberg Responds

March 21, 2018

Zuckerberg speaks out about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Siri will read your hidden messages, Travis Kalanick's new gig, Facebook Messenger's new features, YouTube's increased ad load, Google gobbles Lytro, and everyone …


Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - The Facebook Bombshell Fallout

March 19, 2018

The fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story summarized, Facebook launches a Patreon, a self-driving car kills a pedestrian and Apple might be making its own screens. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techme…