Episodes

Tue. 11/23 – How To Automate Your(self out of a?) Job

Nov. 23, 2021

Italy has fined Amazon and Apple for alleged collusion. Tile taps out by getting acquired. Niantic is an interesting metaverse raise. Walmart is testing Twitter live shopping. And the story of the guy who automated his job s…

Podcasting Entertainment

Mon. 11/22 – Adele Says: Spotify, No Shuffling!

Nov. 22, 2021

When Adele says jump, Spotify apparently says how high? Is Apple Watch slipping in market share? All the crypto miners who fled China have landed in Russia, Kazakhstan and… Texas? And an explanation for why buying bots will …

Crypto DAOs

Fri. 11/19 – ConstitutionDAO Lost The Auction For The Constitution.

Nov. 19, 2021

ConstitutionDAO lost the auction for the Constitution. But it was really about the friends we made along the way, right? More Apple Car rumors. Xbox and PlayStation have harsh words for Activision Blizzard. Everyone wants in…

Crypto DAOs

Thu. 11/18 – So… Who Actually “Takes Delivery” Of The Constitution?

Nov. 18, 2021

Paytm has a rough IPO. Nvidia has another in a long line of crushed earnings reports. Grammarly is an interesting raise. Twitter wants to take the pulse of the stock market. And if ConstitutionDAO wins its auction today, the…

Apple

Wed. 11/17 – Apple Will Let You Do At-Home iPhone Repairs, Yourself

Nov. 17, 2021

Hell freezes slightly over. Apple is gonna let you repair your own devices, at home, yourself. The Staples Center goes crypto. Meta wants to bring touch to VR. Netflix now WANTS you to know which shows have been watched the …

Crypto NFTs

Tue. 11/16 – The War Between The Furries And The NFTs

Nov. 16, 2021

Twitter has followed through on its promise to decentralize and play nice with 3rd party developers. Will the Nvidia/ARM acquisition actually happen? Substack reaches a million subscribers. Apple defends buying Google Ads. A…

Apple Google

Mon. 11/15 – Why Apple Buying Google Ads Might Be Weird

Nov. 15, 2021

Some app developers say Apple is buying Google ads to cut App Store work-arounds off at the pass. Huawei thinks it has an end run around US sanctions. The audacious hacker that managed to send fake emails from the FBI’s own …

Metaverse

(TWTR SPC) How To Build A Metaverse

Nov. 13, 2021

Coming at the Metaverse from a different angle. If you're a dev or even just an enthusiast, how, from a technological perspective, will the Metaverse be built?

Fri. 11/12 – MoviePass Is Coming Back

Nov. 12, 2021

Beware a watering hole, zero day attack that affected macOS. Spotify is getting into the audiobook game. MoviePass looks like it might be coming back from the dead, and of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Crypto

Thu. 11/11 – Do Gamers Not Like Crypto?

Nov. 11, 2021

Discord floats the idea of incorporating crypto, but backs down after a vicious backlash. Apple wants to manage IT for small and medium businesses. YouTube is starting to hide the dislike option. Disney+ growth is suddenly a…

Apple Google

Wed. 11/10 – Big Tech Smacked Down In Court

Nov. 10, 2021

Apple and Alphabet suffer setbacks in court. More hardware moves in the great Metaverse realignment of the tech landscape. Unity buys Weta Digital. No word on if Andy Serkis is part of the package. And Twitter Blue is finall…

Security

Tue. 11/09 – Robinhood Hacked By Unknown Bandits

Nov. 9, 2021

Robinhood has been compromised by some true brigands. If you’ve got a Robinhood account, double down on being wary of phishing attacks. Netflix takes a page out of the TikTok playbook. And whole bunch of announces about new …

Mon. 11/08 – McAfee To Go Private

Nov. 8, 2021

McAfee is taken private. The recently passed Infrastructure Bill complicates the tax picture for crypto. Also, playing NFT games could seriously complicate your tax bill. The latest installment of Today In Elon Musk, and sin…

Metaverse

(TWTR SPC) Where's The Money In The #CreatorEconomy?

Nov. 6, 2021

Poking some holes in the Metaverse hype and also examining the financial realities of the Creator Economy.

Metaverse

Fri. 11/05 – Meta To Open Metaverse Retail Stores?

Nov. 5, 2021

Is Meta going to open actual physical retail stores to try to sell folks on the promise of the Metaverse? More tangible signs Apple’s silicon is leaving everyone, but especially Intel in the dust. The new Mavic 3 drone from …

Meta Twitter

Thu. 11/04 – Instagram Can Post To Twitter Again

Nov. 4, 2021

Instagram is playing nice with Twitter all of the sudden. But Meta has some new creator tools that try once again to shiv the App Stores. That South Korean law is actively cracking open the App Stores in that country. Google…

Meta

Wed. 11/03 – Meta And Zillow Shut It Down

Nov. 3, 2021

Facebook shuts down its decade-old face scanning and photo tagging feature. Zillow shuts down its house flipping business entirely. Netflix’s foray into games officially launches widely. And Microsoft says hey Zuckerberg, if…

Apple

Tue. 11/02 – Apple Sacrifices iPad Production To Protect The iPhone

Nov. 2, 2021

Apple is cutting iPad production in order to allocate more components to iPhone production. The Biden administration is getting serious about stablecoins. Zoom is going to start showing you ads unless you pay up. Zillow misj…

Privacy

Mon. 11/01 – How Much Money Is Apple’s ATT Costing Snap, Facebook, Et Al?

Nov. 1, 2021

How Much Money Is Apple’s ATT Costing Snap, Facebook, Twitter and the like? $10B or more? The chip shortage is hitting Apple at the Worst Time. But new iOS devices might have crash detection built in. Why was Roblox down for…

Meta

Fri. 10/29 – Signs Of A Meta Watch

Oct. 29, 2021

Tons of meta commentary about the Meta move by Facebook, including the appearance of a Meta smartwatch. Small bit of earnings fallout for Apple and Amazon. Very important detail from the reviews of the new MacBook Pros invol…

Meta

Thu. 10/28 – Facebook’s New Name Is Meta

Oct. 28, 2021

Facebook’s new name is… Meta. All the headlines from Facebooks’ Connect event today. Also, is Copilot taking over Github? The new Raspberry Pi device. And how to handle the notch on the MacBook Pro if its driving you crazy.

Crypto

Wed. 10/27 – Is Robinhood The Company Doge Made?

Oct. 27, 2021

Microsoft and Google continued to report earnings that boggle the mind. Meanwhile, Robinhood discovered that if you live by crypto trading revenues, you can be wounded by them too. Will the Facebook Files force some sort of …

Meta

Tue. 10/26 – Facebook Pivots To Youth

Oct. 26, 2021

Facebook whistles past the ATT graveyard, but Zuckerberg wants to target ‘da yoots.’ Adobe adds support for NFTs. Amazon is coming after Clubhouse, joining the Quantum Computing race, and lending Project Kuiper to Verizon. A…

Meta

Mon. 10/25 – Everybody Dumps (Reports) On Facebook

Oct. 25, 2021

Running down the headlines from all of those Facebook stories that we were promised would land this week. PayPal backs away from Pinterest, Tesla rolls back Full Self Driving, Microsoft keeps its eye on the ransomware gangs …