(IHP) She Gave The World A Billion AOL CDs

June 3, 2023

Jan Brandt is a legend in the world of marketing. She singlehandedly led the famous AOL "carpet-bombing" campaign that put millions of AOL trial discs and CDs in everything from magazines to popcorn boxes to banks. AOL was a…

Fri. 06/02 – An Amazon Prime Phone Service?

June 2, 2023

A check-in with Elon and Twitter sees things pretty much as they’ve been for about a year now. Is Amazon about to release a low-cost cell phone plan for Prime members? Airbnb is suing New York City over a new law it sees as …

06/01 – Meta Front-Runs The Quest 3

June 1, 2023

Zuck tried to front-run the Apple headset announcement this morning. Amazon pays some fines. Apple is testing two new high-end Macs. Microsoft actually seems to be struggling when it comes to game development. And what happe…

Wed. 05/31 – AI Industry Says: “Regulate Us!” But Why?

May 31, 2023

Big names in the AI industry are basically begging governments to regulate AI. But some people are wondering about their motives. The considerations the Biden administration is taking into account vis-à-vis AI regulation. Ne…

Tue. 05/30 – Nvidia Joins The $1T Club

May 30, 2023

As Nvidia joins the rarified trillion dollar market cap club, their recent announcements highlight why they’re truly the center of the current AI moment. ARM transitions to a comprehensive 64-bit platform. Hands-on with Meta…

(IHP) Gary Flake On The Search Wars

May 29, 2023

(Originally aired February 2017) Gary Flake has been involved with search technology ever since he got turned on to this particular field in college. In this wide-ranging discussion, Gary lays out for us, basically, the his…

(IHP) The History Of Google Parts 1 And 2

May 28, 2023

When Larry and Sergey first met, they didn’t like each other much... BIBLIOGRAPHY: In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives The Google Story How Google Works The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote…

(IHP) The History Of Internet Porn

May 27, 2023

So, I ran across this quote from Star Trek television producer Rick Berman. He said, “Without porn and Star Trek, there would be no Internet.” That’s a notion that I have to say really kind of rang true to me, in a tonge and…

Fri. 05/26 – AI Google Search Is Here

May 26, 2023

We get our first look at how Google is integrating AI into search. You heard me warn you, but the most concrete example yet that Crypto VCs might be turning their attention to AI. WhatsApp is probably moving to usernames. Th…

Thu. 05/25 – Even Presidential Candidates Suffer From Twitter Glitches

May 25, 2023

The whole Twitter Space presidential announce did not go well. Microsoft says Chinese hackers have burrowed into critical US infrastructure. Sony has a handheld gaming device, but a true descendent of the PlayStation Vita it…

Wed. 05/24 – Microsoft Build Wrapup

May 24, 2023

All the headlines from yesterday’s Build conference. The big Netflix password crackdown has begun. Did Elon buy Twitter to dethrone Fox News? Is an Uber/Waymo partnership the start of a beautiful relationship? And is Final C…

Tue. 05/23 – Shutterstock Nabs Giphy

May 23, 2023

Apple continues to play nice with Broadcom despite hoping to drop them someday. The thing people warned about with these bluechecks happened yesterday. HBOMax isn’t cool. You know what is cool, according to David Zaslov? Max…

Mon. 05/22 – Meta Hit With Biggest Ever GDPR Fine

May 22, 2023

Meta got hit by the biggest ever GDPR fine in Europe. A crypto project got taken over by hackers who voted themselves into power. The startup that wanted to dethrone Google is shutting down. The E-sports bubble seems to be p…

BETTER SOUND! (IHP) Amazon's First Employee Shel Kaphan

May 22, 2023

The earliest days of Amazon with its earliest hire: Shel Kaphan.

(IHP) Amazon's First Employee Shel Kaphan

May 21, 2023

The earliest days of Amazon with its earliest hire: Shel Kaphan.

(BNS) @BradyDale On SBF, FTX, All The Stuff

May 20, 2023

I didn't know the whole story of Sam Bankman-Fried. This book will do that for you. From our very good friend of the show Brady Dale: SBF: How the FTX Bankruptcy Unwound Crypto's Very Bad Good Guy

Fri. 05/19 – ChatGPT Comes To The App Store

May 19, 2023

OpenAI has launched an official ChatGPT app for iPhones and iPads. Android coming soon. The Supreme Court actually propped up Section 230, allowing it to live another day. Apple as an example of why companies are looking to …

Thu. 05/18 – Montana Bans TikTok

May 18, 2023

The first official ban of TikTok by a US state is here. Unskippable tv-like ads are coming to YouTube when you’re watching on your TV. How much can be recovered when a crypto project blows up? Why is Amazon so far behind in …

Wed. 05/17 – Open Source Vs. Centralized AI, Part II

May 17, 2023

If you’ve been letting some of your Google accounts sit fallow, you better look into that cause Google is gonna start deleting things. Why some new top level domains have people concerned. Why tech companies are racing to pu…

Tue. 05/16 – Open Source Vs. Centralized AI, Part I

May 16, 2023

The EU actually approved the Microsoft Activision acquisition so… what now? The IRS might finally allow us to file our taxes online for free. The EU passes the first crypto regulatory regime, but questions are being asked of…

Mon. 05/15 – Media Day On The Podcast

May 15, 2023

After some news about Apple testing M3 chips, it’s media day on the podcast. Wither Motherboard, as Vice declares bankruptcy. Netflix is cutting spending on its originals. Is the pivot to ads going to define the next stage o…

(IHP Bonus) Tesla Cofounder Marc Tarpenning (Corrected)

May 15, 2023

Marc Tarpenning, along with Martin Eberhard, was the cofounder of Tesla Motors back in 2003. But before that, Tarpenning and Eberhard were also the cofounders of NuvoMedia, which produced one of the world's first ebook devic…

(IHP Bonus) Tesla Cofounder Marc Tarpenning

May 14, 2023

Marc Tarpenning, along with Martin Eberhard, was the cofounder of Tesla Motors back in 2003. But before that, Tarpenning and Eberhard were also the cofounders of NuvoMedia, which produced one of the world's first ebook devic…

(Bonus) Apple II History With Laine Nooney

May 13, 2023

Yes, the Apple II is maybe more historically important than the Macintosh, at least for Apple as a company. I agree with the argument my friend Laine Nooney makes in their book: The Apple II Age: How the Computer Became Pers…