Episodes

Wed. 04/28 – CES Says: “We’re Doing It Live!”

April 28, 2021

The Consumer Technology Association says they’re doing it live! As in, an in-person CES once again. Samsung announces two superlight laptops that are nonetheless, still “pro.” Netflix launches a new interface to take away wh…

Tue. 04/27 – EU To Charge Apple This Week?

April 27, 2021

Is the EU about to bring the hammer down on Apple? Are Apple M2 chips right around the corner? Spotify launches its Podcast Subscription offering, and it is an interesting contrast to Apple’s. A whole slew of new Fire Tablet…

Mon. 04/26 – Listen To The Podcast On Facebook, I Guess?

April 26, 2021

Facebook rolls out that Spotify integration. Roku accuses Google of making anticompetitive demands for YouTube TV. iOS 14.5 rolls out, and with it that App Tracking Transparency tool. Apple plans a big new campus in North Ca…

(TWTR SPC) The Spring Apple Event And Apple Podcast Changes

April 24, 2021

Figuring out the AirTags play. New iMac lust. And a deep discussion of the Apple Podcasts Subscription thing.

Fri. 04/23 – Spotify Quick To Counter Apple’s Podcast Moves

April 23, 2021

Spotify looks like it’s going to quickly counter Apple with a Podcasts Subscription competitor that might be extremely creator friendly. The mystery of the driverless Tesla car crash. Worth noting how quickly things have bee…

Thu. 04/22 – Cloud Based Cellular Networking?

April 22, 2021

Dish partners with AWS to build the first public cloud-based 5G network. iPadOS 15 might let you go full widget on the home screen. Some of those stolen schematics suggest we will be getting the MacBook Pros we deserve. I’ve…

Wed. 04/21 – GDPR But For AI?

April 21, 2021

The EU proposes a big new regulatory framework for AI. A ransomware gang threatens to release Apple product schematics unless they get paid off. Fallout from yesterday’s Apple event including what you can and cannot put on y…

Tue. 04/20 – The Apple “Spring Loaded” Media Event

April 20, 2021

All of the headlines from Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event. All of the announcements Mark Zuckerberg made in that Discord room yesterday. Binance hires a former regulator to be its new CEO. And Fitbit wants to sell you a fashio…

Mon. 04/19 – Facebook To Announce Going Big On Audio, Via Audio?

April 19, 2021

Mon. 04/19 – Facebook To Announce Going Big On Audio, Via Audio? Facebook has probably just outlined its plans to go big on audio, via a digital audio room. Clubhouse has officially announced that big new raise, probably in…

Office Hours With Chris Fralic Of First Round Capital

April 17, 2021

Chris Fralic of First Round Capital was involved in funding such companies as Ring, Hotel Tonight, Warby Parker, Rec Room, and as you’ll hear today, Roblox. But in addition to being a legend, as you’ll hear, Chris is just an…

Fri. 04/16 – Chip Shortage To Continue; Sucks For Everyone, Basically

April 16, 2021

The biggest semiconductor companies in the world warn than the global chip shortage might roll on for years. Could that recent batch of Facebook accounts showing up on the dark web lead to the dreaded maximal GDPR action? Ap…

Thu. 04/15 – Bezos’ Farewell To Amazon Investors

April 15, 2021

Jeff Bezos pens his farewell to the troops, and also, the shareholders. A big Google Earth update. Some thoughts on yesterday’s Coinbase debut. DJI updates its mid-level workhorse drone. And Ford is taking baby steps to that…

Wed. 04/14 – Now It’s the FBI Doing The (Legal?) Hacking

April 14, 2021

Wed. 04/14 – Now It’s the FBI Doing The (Legal?) Hacking The FBI hacked into some Exchange servers to prevent further hacking of Exchange servers. Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the iPhone mini and the notch are both going away after …

Tues. 04/13 - New Surface Laptop 4

April 13, 2021

Everyone announced something today. A new Surface Laptop 4. New Nvidia things. New Roku things. Something new from Spotify literally called Car Thing. Oculus is going to hold a product event. Siri leaked the next Apple event…

Mon. 04/12 – Microsoft Acquires Nuance

April 12, 2021

Microsoft acquires the biggest name in speech tech. Apple is maybe developing some home gadgets I feel like they should have done years ago. Might we see new iPads by the end of the month? Google wants to stop you from walki…

(TWTR SPACE) The Coinbase Moment For Crypto

April 10, 2021

Here was our Twitter Space from this week. We ended up talking all about Coinbase, helped by some great analysis from Romeen Sheth, who I think you’ll recall I quoted from when we talked about this on Wednesday. You can foll…

Fri. 04/09 – Amazon Wins The Union Battle

April 9, 2021

The counting is finally happening, and not to be all Nate Silver, but it’s looking fairly certain that Amazon won its big union battle. Apple and Epic Games are making their first arguments in that big lawsuit. A big new scr…

Thu. 04/08 – Now The Chip Shortage Has Come For Apple?

April 8, 2021

If the chip shortage is now biting even Apple, things are getting real, y’all. Twitter apparently took a run at buying Clubhouse. Facebook has a new Clubhouse like product called Hotline. Lenovo’s new phone convinces me gami…

Wed. 04/07 – TLDR: Coinbase Is A Helluva Business

April 7, 2021

Coinbase has revealed the number behind their business, and they are brain exploding emoji. A big Patreon raise shows the moneybags are serious about this creator economy thing. Nobody is crying at Plaid over that failed Vis…

Tue. 04/06 – Clubhouse Turns On The Money Spigot Quickly

April 6, 2021

Clubhouse isn’t messing around when it comes to flipping the monetization switch. TikTok translation might make that platform even more global. Yahoo Answers circles the drain. Are NFT prices already dropping? And with the n…

Mon. 04/05 – SCOTUS Rules: APIs Not Copyrightable

April 5, 2021

The Supreme Court has ruled on APIs in a way that should make most developers happy. Though, the punted on the President blocking people on Twitter. LG is exiting the smartphone business. And we already knew half a billion p…

(Bonus) Friday 04.02 Twitter Space

April 3, 2021

We didn’t go as long as last time because after about 45 minutes, somehow no one could hear me, even though I was the space commissar, or whatever they term it. Anyway, as you’ll hear, we ended up talking about that big AR s…

Fri. 04/02 – Coinbase Going Public With A Confident Swagger

April 2, 2021

Coinbase is going public and sharing its numbers ahead of time, which is rare and probably a sign of confidence. The App Store has started rejecting apps ahead of that big new privacy change. Has Tencent’s gaming studio beco…

Thu. 04/01 – Microsoft’s Pentagon Deal Validates The AR Industry

April 1, 2021

Microsoft’s big HoloLens deal with the Pentagon is maybe the big bang for the augmented reality industry. Amazon says their folks can come back to work soon, and in fact, they’d prefer if you did. Bearish signs for the work …