September 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? And of course, the Weekend Longreads Suggestions, this time with extra NFT goodness.
September 16, 2021
Alright, let’s settle this iPhone 13 chip specs debate. Walmart+ might quietly be competitive with Amazon Prime. The first electric car with a 500 mile range. China has succeeded in downsizing its biggest companies. And if you’ve got a spare $1.7 million dollars, I’ve got a 325 inch tv to sell you.
September 15, 2021
Xiaomi’s new flagship phone can apparently charge in just 17 minutes. Why Apple was so coy about the performance of its latest chips yesterday. The SEC has charged App Annie with securities fraud. And Canva is becoming a mega unicorn to watch, even as its founders are pledging to give a third of the company away.
September 14, 2021
Happy iPhone day, you fanfolk, you. All the news from today’s Apple event. Facebook’s own research says Instagram is bad for girls. Facebook’s own documents show it gives VIP users the VIP treatment when it comes to enforcement policies. And you might want to quickly download that iOS update.
September 13, 2021
Is China dismantling its super apps and selling the parts for scrap? Toast has officially become my favorite Covid-times survival story. What to expect from tomorrow’s iPhone event, including 1 TB iPhone storage tiers. And a ...
September 11, 2021
Chris and I thought we had not guests lined up this week so we were going to just potpourri some topics. But then Keyvon Beykpour, who is heading the Twitter project revolution came on and talked to us longer than we had any right to ask for. It was a great conversation.
September 10, 2021
Even under pressure over the App Store, Apple is still willing to give Epic Games the finger. Also, Apple is putting the pedal to the metal in terms of new TV shows and original movies, while also attempting to solve the streaming industry’s problem with DJ Mixes. Food delivery platforms are suing NYC. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
September 09, 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.
September 08, 2021
Coinbase says the SEC threatened to sue it over a crypto lending product. The fallout from yesterday’s Bitcoin launch in El Salvador. Ford hires away one of the key executives on the Apple Car project. Microsoft and PayPal make some interesting acquisitions. And hey. Some new laptops!
September 07, 2021
What does it mean if ProtonMail regularly discloses user data to certain authorities? How private is WhatsApp if Facebook has more than 1,000 contractors moderating your messages? Heck, how secure is Bluetooth? There’s a new vulnerability. Would you want the authorities monitoring your poop thanks to new smart toilets? And a quick word on Solana.
September 06, 2021
Serial entrepreneur Shirish Nadkarni came to the U.S. as a teenager with $25 in his pocket. After graduating from Harvard Business School, he worked at Microsoft where he engineered the $400 million acquisition of Hotmail and launched MSN.com, the world’s leading web portal. Striking out on his own in 1999 at the height of the dot-com boom, he founded TeamOn Systems, an early pioneer of mobile email that was later acquired by BlackBerry before becoming BlackBerry Internet Email servicing over 50 million users at its peak. His great new book is: From Startup to Exit: An Insider's Guide to Launching and Scaling Your Tech Business
September 05, 2021
September 04, 2021
Chris and I get deep in this week's NFT craziness with two folks who are actually working right now in the space, @jacksondame And @SHL0MS.
September 03, 2021
It’s Rumor Friday! Are we getting an Alexa TV next month? Will Apple’s AR/VR headset need an Apple device to work? Is Reddit lining up an IPO? Also, Apple delay’s its controversial CSAM feature, the week in NFT madness, and, of course, The Weekend Longreads Suggestions.
September 02, 2021
Apple will let “reader” apps like to websites to manage accounts. WhatsApp faces a record GDPR fine. Twitter continues to at least test all the products. And has YouTube Music quietly become a major threat to Spotify and Apple Music?
September 01, 2021
Is the Apple Watch redesign causing supply issues? A larger roadmap for the health features Apple is looking to add to the Watch. Putting your driver’s license in your Apple Wallet is becoming a reality. LinkedIn abandons Stories. Facebook gets into Fantasy Sports and Wirecutter goes behind a paywall.
August 31, 2021
Microsoft has missed the window for Windows 11 to support Android apps, at least at launch. Apple is getting into classical music and Amazon is going deeper into the red-hot audio space. Facebook turns the temperature down on politics. And a new initiative to get, especially younger technologists, to lend their expertise to the Federal Government.
August 30, 2021
It’s a day of wild rumors. Is Apple getting into the satellite networking game? Is the Apple Watch about to get its first meaningful design change? The rumors about a Chinese gaming crackdown just got real. Is South Korea about to meaningfully crack open the App Store? Why Apple and Google are fighting to keep the App Stores as they are. And the wild weekend in NFT-land.