Episodes

(TWTR SPC) - a16z's Chris Dixon (@cdixon) On The State Of Crypto And Web3

May 21, 2022

Friend of the show, Chris Dixon (@cdixon) of a16z's crypto and web3 investing initiatives comes on to talk about the recent report: 2022 State of Crypto. We got into all the things, using our favorite lens of tech history.

Fri. 05/20 – The Apple Headset Has Been Demoed!

May 20, 2022

A new high end Snapdragon chip. The Apple AR/VR headset has been demoed, but only 9 people got to see it in action. A YC backed startup is facing lawsuits related to the whole UST blowup. The feds will no longer go after goo…

Thu. 05/19 – TikTok To Get Into Games?

May 19, 2022

A code red alert about vulnerabilities in VMware products. TikTok has a clever new program to crowdsource ad content from TikTok users. Oh, and they’re getting into games. FTX gets into regular old stock trading. The dreaded…

Wed. 05/18 – Apple Takes A Covid Step Back

May 18, 2022

Apple is delaying its recent return to work policy indefinitely. If crypto mining is banned in China, how come it still the second biggest contributor to the global hashrate? Twitter’s board says it’s going to hold Elon’s fe…

Tue. 05/17 – Sigh… More Elon/Twitter Stuff

May 17, 2022

Now Elon says he can’t move forward with the deal until he gets solid answers from Twitter about the bot issue, even though, we have the paperwork of his original offer and there were no contingencies about bot numbers, and …

Mon. 05/16 – F It! Netflix Is Doin’ It Live! (Maybe)

May 16, 2022

Is Netflix about to experiment with actual live broadcasts? Where did all the bitcoin go in the whole Luna/UST backstop debacle? Spotify is testing NFTs. Uber Eats gets into the ankle robot delivery game. And the Texas law t…

(TWTR SPC) Techpocalypse Now! W/ @EricNewcomer @loganbartlett & @alexrkonrad

May 14, 2022

Techpocalypse Now! W/ @EricNewcomer @loganbartlett & @alexrkonrad How bad is it? How bad can it get? How do we get out of this?

Fri. 05/13 – Elon Puts Twitter Bid On “Hold,” But Is “Still Committed”

May 13, 2022

Ok. Are you sitting down? Would you believe me if I told you Elon Musk is giving signals that the Twitter deal might be off? Could we fix the whole stablecoin mess if we just turn it off and turn it back on again? The refuge…

Thu. 05/12 – The Everything Everywhere All At Once File Overflows

May 12, 2022

Other algorithmic stablecoins are teetering. Meta is cutting back, even when it comes to the Metaverse. Could an Instacart IPO lead us out of this darkness? Disney’s streaming business is holding up. For now. And the AR demo…

Wed. 05/11 – Google I/O 2022

May 11, 2022

All the headlines from Google’s I/O keynote this afternoon. The stablecoin fiasco has gotten rapidly worse. More carnage in tech stocks. Is Apple shifting to USB C for the iPhone at long last? And pour one out for the iPod, …

Tue. 05/10 – UST Stablecoin Not So Stable

May 10, 2022

A major algorithmic stablecoin has lost its peg to the dollar. More concerns of a slowdown as Tiger Global has racked up massive paper losses. Match Group sues Google. Has GDPR crushed the European app economy? Amazon engage…

Mon. 05/09 – Everything Is Down

May 9, 2022

Everything is down, not just tech stocks, but now crypto too. More signs of belt tightening and possible hiring freezes, this time from Uber. Twitter has avoided the overall market route thanks to Elon’s bid, but could the d…

Fri. 05/06 – Give Us The Passwordless Future Already

May 6, 2022

With Apple, Google and Microsoft all signed up to offer FIDO Alliance technology, are we about to hear about some big passwordless tech at all the developers conferences this summer? China wants the whole country to turn in …

Thu. 05/05 – Elon To Be Twitter CEO?

May 5, 2022

Elon gets some friends to join his Twitter deal. And does he expect to be Twitter CEO soon? A Google acquisition shows their metaverse aspirations. Sonos to launch a voice assistant. A hiring slowdown at Meta. How can there …

Wed. 05/04 – Uber Back To Pre-Covid Levels

May 4, 2022

Uber is seeing rider usage return to pre-Covid levels. New, better flash storage. Twitter tests the ability to only tweet to certain circles. An interesting laptop and an interesting raise. And Spotify wants you to hang out,…

05/03 – No More Podcasting On Facebook

May 3, 2022

What do you know? Facebook got bored of something and left the market in a bit of a mess. The SEC seems to be staffing up to get serious about crypto. Apple accuses a rival of stealing trade secrets. And it seems like Meta w…

Mon. 05/02 – EU Says Apple’s NFC Chips Don’t Play Well With Others

May 2, 2022

The expected EU hammer is coming down on Apple. Yuga Labs’ latest project didn’t bring down Ethereum, but made it hella expensive. Bots DID bring down Solana. Again. A new book looks at why Jony Ive left Apple. And what the …

(TWTR SPC) How The Web Evolved - The Reunion Of The Social Web TV Crew (Fixed)

May 1, 2022

How was the web won and lost? If you had to do Web2.0 over again, what would you do differently? What is the future of Twitter under Elon Musk. All this and more from a huge crew of web 2.0 OGs. Check them out from 15 years …

(TWTR SPC) How The Web Evolved - The Reunion Of The Social Web TV Crew

April 30, 2022

How was the web won and lost? If you had to do Web2.0 over again, what would you do differently? What is the future of Twitter under Elon Musk. All this and more from a huge crew of web 2.0 OGs. Check them out from 15 years …

Fri. 04/29 – Snap’s Pixy Drone Is A Flying Camera

April 29, 2022

Snap’s Pixy, is a new sort of done/camera hybrid. We wrap up tech earnings week with Apple and Amazon. I continue to wonder if the one click checkout space is all it’s cracked up to be. And of course, the Weekend Longreads S…

Thu. 04/28 – Twitter’s Last Ever Earnings Report?

April 28, 2022

Twitter reports earnings, for maybe the last time, publicly. Meta’s earnings weren’t THAT bad but that’s mostly because the set the table for it. Apple faces antitrust charges in the EU as soon as next week. Another country …

Wed. 04/27 – Earnings Quick Hits

April 27, 2022

Quick summation of Alphabet and Microsoft earnings. DJI is trying to prevent its drones from being used in the Ukraine war. Google has released tools to make it easier to spin up your own YouTube. Apple wants you to repair y…

Tue. 04/26 – Twitter, Now Under New Management

April 26, 2022

You did it, you crazy son of a bitch, you did it. You know what that’s referring to, of course. Fidelity lets you allocate some of your 401(k) to bitcoin. More Bored Apes got swiped. And with the F-150 Lightning actually shi…

Mon. 04/25 – Wherein I Race Elon On Breaking News

April 25, 2022

By the time you hear these words, Elon Musk might already own Twitter. A big Java vulnerability. All of Mark Gurman’s expectations for the iPhone 14. Where and by how much, tech worker salaries are rising. And why the strugg…