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(Bonus) Interesting Raise Episode 1!

Jan. 16, 2021

The first ever interesting raise omnibus episode!

Fri. 01/15 – Are We Really Getting the MacBook of My Dreams?

Jan. 15, 2021

Is Apple finally throwing in the towel and giving us the sort of laptops we actually want? With these IPO first-day pops, forget banks screwing startups, are VC’s also undervaluing companies right now in a way that is unfair? Amazon wants to do in cars what it’s done successfully in homes. And, of …

Thu. 01/14 – Samsung Unpacked Brings The New Galaxy S21 Lineup

Jan. 14, 2021

All the news from the Galaxy Unpacked event. The tech stock IPO first day pop bubble continues. Asus persists with that dual screen laptop thing. BMW has a new way to unlock your car with your phone. And Google absolutely swears it won’t use your fitbit data against you. Swears.

Wed. 01/13 – The Visa/Plaid Merger Is Called Off

Jan. 13, 2021

The Visa/Plaid merger is called off, and I’ll tell you why I think this is a sign of the current situation for tech. More tectonic shifts in the chip industry including Qualcomm acquiring a startup and Intel losing its CEO. More smoke around the fire story of an Apple Car. And Facebook has noticed …

Tue. 01/12 – Intel Unveils New Core i9-11900K Flagship Chip

Jan. 12, 2021

Intel’s new flagship chips are here. Lenovo’s new laptop lineup is here. Walmart wants in on the fintech startup game. GM is spinning off a new electric delivery truck startup. And I know foldable phones haven’t exactly taken over the world, but could I interest you in a rollable phone?

Mon. 01/11 – All Of Tech Kills Parler

Jan. 11, 2021

Once again, did some things happen since we last spoke? A run-down of, especially, the Parler situation. And it’s the first day of CES. Here’s what we’re missing in terms of gadget announcements, cool gadgets we’d love to get hands-on time with and the weird gadgets that make CES so fun.

Fri. 01/08 – An Apple/Hyundai Car?

Jan. 8, 2021

Interesting new Apple Car rumors, including how they’ve basically raided Tesla for talent, apparently. Alex Stamos and Chris Krebs have formed the security Avengers. People do seem to be jumping ship from WhatsApp. Why Roku is maybe the dark horse of the Streaming Wars. And, of course, the weekend …

Thu. 01/07 – Yes, There’s A Tech Angle To Yesterday’s Events…

Jan. 7, 2021

Some stuff happened yesterday at the US Capital, and there’s a tech angle to it. Is SolarWinds just the beginning of the supply chain compromises? There’s new wi-fi coming that is faster and broader. Did the Georgia runoff mean the floodgates are now open for tech antitrust? And what the final segm…

Wed. 01/06 – New GPT-3 Models Can Generate Images From Text

Jan. 6, 2021

There are two new GPT-3 models and now the robots have come for the graphic artists. Trump continues his tech cold war against China, but the question is, will Biden? WhatsApp is further absorbed into the Facebook mothership. Eve Online players broke the game by playing it so hard. And Cameo wants …

Tue. 01/05 – US Banks Can Now Issue Stablecoins

Jan. 5, 2021

The OCC clears US banks to run crypto nodes and issue stablecoins. Microsoft wants to make One Outlook to rule all your email and calendar apps. Looks like Haven couldn’t solve healthcare. Why haven’t we seen Jack Ma in public for going on two months now? And Singapore says SYKE on that whole, not …

Mon. 01/04 – Some Google Workers Say Union YES!

Jan. 4, 2021

Google/Alphabet workers launch an official union drive. We’ve got a date for the Galaxy Unpacked event. Microsoft wants to give Windows a good scrubbing this year. Everyone wants a piece of ShareChat. Gazelle is getting out of the trade-in business. And LG doesn’t want to give up on tv screens you …

Wed. 12/30 – Apple Loses A Copyright Lawsuit

Dec. 30, 2020

Apple loses an interesting copyright law case. Get ready to see TikToks in your Google searches. Amazon’s “other” business unit is becoming a monster. The tech consumers did, and did not AS MUCH partake in over the holidays. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. For the final time in 20…

Tue. 12/29 – Coinbase To Suspend Trading of XRP

Dec. 29, 2020

Coinbase is suspending trading of XRP. Ant Group tries to appease the CCP. Will we soon see immunity passports on our phones? We now know the identity of the first tech IPO of the new year. And why, if you’re doing to do some dirt, you might want to know that your car is probably going to bust your…

Mon. 12/28 – After Jack Ma, Is China Freezing Its Entire Tech Sector?

Dec. 28, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party is throwing serious cold water on its entire tech sector by continuing to target Jack Ma. Did Elon Musk once try to sell Tesla to Apple? Drones are getting digital license plates, of a sort. And a look at the generation of search engine startups hoping to, you know, mayb…

Wed. 12/23 – XRP, The 3rd Biggest Cryptocurrency Might Be In Big Trouble

Dec. 23, 2020

The SEC does indeed sue Ripple, and that could be a bigger deal than I thought. Twitter won’t hand over the @Potus Twitter followers to Biden. What Zoom wants to do for its next act beyond video. Controlling your AirPods with your teeth. And, special for this week, a Long Holiday Weekend edition of…

Tue. 12/22 – Why I Think The Apple Car Is For Real

Dec. 22, 2020

See… I had a feeling. Reuters says Apple really is revealing an Apple Car in the coming years. More details on that suit charging Facebook and Google allegedly agreed to divvy up the ad market. The third biggest cryptocurrency says the SEC is coming after it. And the crazy story behind those sexy b…

Mon. 12/21 – Big Day For Real Estate Tech

Dec. 21, 2020

Huge day for Real Estate tech with Opendoor going public to a soaring valuation and RealPage getting bought for a ton of money. Microsoft might design its own custom silicon, cause, why not (to quote Vincent Hanna)? Is the first under the display selfie camera basically a fail? And could we actuall…

Fri. 12/18 – Chinese Drone Maker DJI Blacklisted By The US

Dec. 18, 2020

Drone maker DJI is blacklisted by the commerce department. Group video comes to Echo devices. Twitter launches Spaces. Sony offers refunds for Cyberpunk 2077. Coinbase files to go public. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.