Episodes

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 …

Meta Metaverse

(TWTR SPC) Metaverse? Name Change? Facebook Wither?

Oct. 23, 2021

F*** it! We did it live! Chris and me and @Kantrowitz around my kitchen table! Are we in for the biggest week of Facebook's life?

Privacy

Fri. 10/22 – Is Apple’s ATT Bite As Bad As People Feared After All?

Oct. 22, 2021

Snap’s earnings suggest Apple’s ATT bite is having an impact, and what might that mean for others like Facebook? Google lowers Play Store fees and piles pressure on Apple. Did law enforcement give REvil a taste of its own me…

M&A

Thu. 10/21 – PayPal To Buy Pinterest? Why?

Oct. 21, 2021

PayPal wants to buy Pinterest and everybody is trying to figure out why. Devs, you can now begin testing Android apps on Windows 11. Gamers, you can now do some powerful gaming for the low, low price of $100 a month. Some, j…

Meta

Wed. 10/20 – Facebook To Change Its Name?

Oct. 20, 2021

Dropping the “the” from The Facebook isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Dropping Facebook as a name entirely. All the news from today’s Samsung event. Spotify and Shopify finally team up in the greatest crossover event of tec…

Google Android

Tue. 10/19 – The Google Pixel Event And The Pixel 6

Oct. 19, 2021

All the headlines from Google’s latest Pixel event with the new Pixel 6. Some odds and sods from yesterday’s Apple event. Maybe Facebook’s crypto project is about to debut. How much money can the delivery space attract or ev…

Apple

Mon. 10/18 – Apple’s MacBook Event

Oct. 18, 2021

All the headlines from Apple’s event today. The Bitcoin future’s ETF is real, as of tomorrow. Apple’s privacy changes have indeed upended the mobile advertising space… in Apple’s favor. Steam doesn’t want to play the NFT gam…

Metaverse

(TWTR SPC) What IS The Metaverse?

Oct. 16, 2021

What is the Metaverse? Why is everyone talking about it? Why is Mark Zuckerberg talking SO MUCH about it lately? And come to think of it, what is Facebook's play for the future?

Crypto

Fri. 10/15 – Will The SEC Allow You To Trade The (Bitcoin) Future?

Oct. 15, 2021

The SEC is poised to let the first Bitcoin futures ETFs trade a soon as next week. Google finally does away with pagination on the mobile web. Why are Waymo autonomous taxis all piling up on one dead end street in San Franci…

Regulation

Thu. 10/14 – LinkedIn Shuts Down In China

Oct. 14, 2021

Microsoft is shutting down LinkedIn in China. The first major tech regulation bill of this wave is set to debut in the Senate today. TCL’s cheap smartphones sound pretty good, actually. The gaming industry is serious about c…

Apple

Wed. 10/13 – Supply Chain Woes Come For The iPhone

Oct. 13, 2021

Apple is forced to cut iPhone 13 production due to lack of parts. Are health features coming to the AirPods? NFT’s are coming to Coinbase. Stripe is hiring for a big push into crypto. Would you like a laptop with a 3D screen…

Twitter

Tue 10/12 – Twitter Lets Your Do Your Own Shadow Banning

Oct. 12, 2021

Twitter lets you remove followers without having to block them. Magic Leap is back with a fresh $500 million dollars. Canva gets into video while 1Password wants to make it easier to share your password. Microsoft and Nvidia…