Episodes

Apple Twitter

Mon. 03/14 – Foxconn Shutting Factories Cause Of Covid. Again.

March 14, 2022

Well, what can I tell you. Foxconn is shutting factories in China again cause of the new Omicron outbreak there. Will Apple only give new chips it its pro phones going forward? Why people are mad at Twitter now. How people a…

(Bonus) Who Is Chris Messina?

March 12, 2022

As I said on Friday's show, I figured that since Chris Messina has been co-hosting with me for about a year, maybe it's time to republish the Internet History Podcast episode I did with him. After all, many of you might know…

Crypto Meta Google Regulation

Fri. 03/11 – Russia Bans Instagram And Designates Meta As An “Extremist Organization”

March 11, 2022

Russia moves to ban Instagram and designate Meta as an “extremist organization.” The EU and UK open an antitrust probe into Google and Meta about ads collusion. Stripe now supports crypto. And, of course, the weekend longrea…

Apple Amazon Metaverse

Thu. 03/10 – Apple Hasn’t Forgotten About The Mac Mini

March 10, 2022

Apple hasn’t forgotten about the Mac Mini. Amazon’s first stock split since the dotcom era. Tinder leans into background checks as a service. Hands on with the new Magic Leap 2 AR glasses. And forget about delivery by drone,…

Crypto NFTs Apple Amazon Regulation

Wed. 03/09 – The Regulatory Era For Crypto Starts Today

March 9, 2022

That telegraphed Executive Order for Crypto is being signed, probably as we speak. Is Congress pressing criminal charges against Amazon? LimeWire is back, but for the NFT era. And a deep dive look at that mind boggling new M…

Apple Google Android Amazon Security

Tue. 03/08 – The Spring Apple Event

March 8, 2022

All the news from the Spring Apple event this afternoon. Google is buying a cybersecurity company. A bunch of cybersecurity companies band together to protect critical infrastructure. Amazon launches an app to allow anyone t…

Samsung

Mon. 03/07 – Samsung Source Code Leaked?

March 7, 2022

The evolving hack story involving Nvidia has now hit Samsung as the same hackers apparently have some of their source code. Are the iMac updates I’m really hungry for getting pushed all the way back to next year? The real re…

Venture Capital

(Bonus) Kitchen Table Ep. II - With @ceonyc

March 6, 2022

Chris was in town again! So we asked the great Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures to come over to my kitchen to talk about the tech news of the week. But Charlie also gives us his analysis and history of the New Y…

Ride Home Fund

Portfolio Profile - Rownd.io

March 5, 2022

Check out Rownd.io! Get involved yourself: rownd.io/techmeme Or book a time with the founder: https://calendly.com/rob-rownd/mutant-podcast-army

Entertainment

Fri. 03/04 – Disney+ Now With Ads!

March 4, 2022

Twitter’s return to the office is a real covid era milestone. Ok, how about Disney+ but with ads? Is crypto usage in Russia actually falling? Something something, wasn’t this the original use case for crypto? Are NFT prices …

Crypto NFTs Amazon Gaming Regulation

Thu. 03/03 – Epic Buys Bandcamp; Amazon Retrenches From Physical Retail

March 3, 2022

The story of the young Ukrainian Minister who has bent the conscience of western tech companies, and coordinated the reachout to crypto. Is regulation coming for NFTs? Epic Games acquired Bandcamp. Amazon pulls back from its…

Apple Meta Metaverse Regulation

Wed. 03/02 – Will Poker Be The Killer App For The Metaverse?

March 2, 2022

As of right now, you can no longer buy an iPhone in Russia. Big recall from Fitbit because their smartwatches might burn you. Meta tries to be transparent in a very Meta way, by redacting a key detail from a transparency rep…

Amazon Gaming

Tue. 03/01 – Uber “Explore”

March 1, 2022

Crypto exchanges stick to their crypto ethos over the Ukraine War situation. A new, super crazy alleged Chinese backdoor hack. Uber adds new ways to buy concert tickets and book restaurants in its app. Amazon launches its Lu…

Mon. 02/28 – The Tech World Rides The War Whirlwind

Feb. 28, 2022

I’ll try to run down everything I can about the tech world and the Ukraine situation. There is a ton to talk about. Qualcomm’s new 5G modem. TikTok’s new 10 minute videos. Lenovo’s new laptops. And should Apple release a $20…

Tesla

(TWTR SPC) All Things Tesla With @TeslaPodcast

Feb. 26, 2022

We check in with Rob Maurer who hosts the Tesla Daily podcast. All things Tesla and Elon on this episode!

Regulation

Fri. 02/25 – The Ukraine Fallout Continues For Tech

Feb. 25, 2022

Ukraine is seeking to raise its own hacker army. New export controls affect tech products. Why mobile subscriptions being a growth industry is more bad news for the App Store status quo. And, of course, the weekend longreads…

Crypto Meta

Thu. 02/24 – There Actually IS A Tech Angle To Ukraine

Feb. 24, 2022

There actually IS a tech angle to what is going on in Ukraine, though for all of our sakes, let’s just hope there’s not TOO much of one. Stablecoins are where it’s at in crypto at the moment. Not one, but two new flagship ph…

Wed. 02/23 – The Troubles At Truth Social

Feb. 23, 2022

Former President Trump’s new social network is number one on the app store, but has had a bunch of issues too. The politics leading to a surge in searches for DuckDuckGo. What ever happened to Amazon’s home robot? And Waymo …

Crypto DAOs Samsung Android Gaming

Tue. 02/22 – The Original (DAO) Sin Solved?

Feb. 22, 2022

Has the mystery of the original The DAO controversy been solved? We finally have Sony’s new PlayStation VR2 design. Crypto exchange FTX makes a big move into gaming. Datapoints suggesting remote work is here to stay. And a r…

Crypto NFTs Apple Tesla Regulation

Mon. 02/21 – When The Contract Allows Your NFTs To Be Stolen

Feb. 21, 2022

OpenSea says 32 users had NFTs stolen when they were scammed into signing malicious smart contracts. Mark Gurman tells us every Mac he expects to be released this year. Is a new crackdown coming for Chinese tech? And Ford is…

Ride Home Fund

(Portfolio Profile) Grupa.io

Feb. 19, 2022

Check out Grupa.io and look for their launch on Product Hunt this Monday! Upvote!

Crypto Meta Microsoft Regulation

Fri. 02/18 – Microsoft Account Now Required

Feb. 18, 2022

Windows 11 now requires a Microsoft account just to load. Intel’s roadmap comes into view. Is Meta’s metaverse play already getting traction? Next week might be the biggest regulatory week for Crypto ever. And, of course, th…

Crypto Venture Capital Podcasting Security Entertainment

Thu. 02/17 – A Y2K Bug For Our Times?

Feb. 17, 2022

Why a dumb agent string bug may break some big named websites soon. Is Circle about to become the biggest pure play crypto company to hit public markets? Spotify buys basically the only remaining pieces of the podcast puzzle…

Crypto Meta Privacy Entertainment

Wed. 02/16 – Uber Pulls Back The Curtain On YOUR Ratings

Feb. 16, 2022

Forget how’s my driving, Uber lets you know how you’re riding. Meta workers are now formally known as Metamates. Is Paramount quietly doing better in the streaming wars than we thought? So much so, as to warrant a name chang…