Episodes

Google

Mon. 10/11 – Pixels To Go Big On Cameras?

Oct. 11, 2021

Is Google aiming to take back the smartphone camera crown with next week’s Pixel event? That Twitch leak reinforces the idea that on platform ecosystems, there very much is a 1%. The Chinese Tesla competitors that are hittin…

Apple Tesla

Fri. 10/08 – Tesla Goes Texas; Apple Goes Hollywood

Oct. 8, 2021

Tech real estate report. Tesla leaves for Texas, while Apple rocks up in Hollywood. YouTube is gonna stop doing those year-end Rewind videos. A developer says Facebook banned him for life cause they didn’t like his app. And …

Apple

Thu. 10/07 – Forget The iCar, Apple Wants To Take Over Your EXISTING Car

Oct. 7, 2021

Forget the iCar, Apple wants to take over your existing car. The first candidate to test the App Store cracks has stepped forward. AMD warns that if you install Windows 11, your computer could run slower. GM gets me closer t…

Gaming

Wed. 10/06 – ALL Of Twitch Leaked?

Oct. 6, 2021

The entirety of Twitch has allegedly been leaked. Like, everything from the source code to a creator payout spreadsheet. Snap gears up in the creator economy platform wars. Some AirPods gain Find My Support. The SEC says it …

Meta

Tue. 10/05 – The Great Facebook Outage

Oct. 5, 2021

About that Facebook outage yesterday… A Google moonshot project has a surprise profit. But only because its propping up other Alphabet bets. And then, it’s review day. What you can expect if you download Android 12. What you…

Meta Privacy

Mon. 10/04 – Facebook Whistleblower On 60 Minutes

Oct. 4, 2021

The Facebook whistleblower reveals her identity on 60 Minutes. You can preorder the Apple Watch Series 7 this week. New MacBook Pros could still be coming “this month.” Apple is actually the biggest force in the gaming indus…

(Bonus) World Cup Of Entrepreneurs Part 2

Oct. 2, 2021

Who wins? Jobs? Gates? Musk? Bezos? Collison, even? The grand finale of our #WorldCupOfEntreprenurs.

Crypto NFTs

Fri. 10/01 – TikTok And NFTs, Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

Oct. 1, 2021

TikTok has joined the NFT craze, so the singularity must be nigh. USB-C tries to clear up its customer confusion problem. Zoom abandons a huge acquisition. And a crypto developer is begging users to give $90 million dollars …

Meta

Thu. 09/30 – Facebook: Who You Gonna Trust? Us? Or Your Lying Eyes?

Sept. 30, 2021

Facebook finally releases the controversial slides to let them speak for themselves, but doesn’t actually let them speak for themselves. A 4K Nintendo Switch was apparently coming, but now is it never coming? Nreal has some …

Amazon

Wed. 09/29 – Is Amazon’s Astro Robot… Ready?

Sept. 29, 2021

Amazon’s Astro Robot apparently has a tendency to throw itself down stairs. Netflix acquires its first game studio. The interesting company that acquired Genius and now Imgur. Explaining Facebook’s interest in the Tween audi…

Amazon

Tue. 09/28 – The Amazon Hardware Event

Sept. 28, 2021

As many headlines from the Amazon hardware event as I can manage to squeeze in. Facebook defines the Metaverse as it sees it. Cloudflare wants to be the 4th big player in the cloud. And Satya Nadella himself dishes on that t…

Meta

Mon. 09/27 – Instagram Kids On “Pause”

Sept. 27, 2021

Adam Mosseri pumps the breaks on Instagram Kids but still says it’s a good idea. Tesla is letting people into the “full self-driving” beta, and some folks think that’s a bad idea. Apple knows about that Apple Watch bug. What…

Meta

(TWTR SPC) Facebook's Fortnight Of Controversy

Sept. 25, 2021

While I was off observing my wedding anniversary, your host @chrismessina spoke with @justinhendrix and @AuthorPMBarrett about Facebook's recent controversies as well as their own research into social media and political pol…

Crypto

Fri. 09/24 – China: No, Really. No Crypto.

Sept. 24, 2021

China really, really, really wants you to know it’s serious about its Crypto crackdown. Google brought some Pixel-only features to everybody. Leaks ahead of next week’s Amazon event. New York passes a law on gig worker pay. …

Regulation

Thu. 09/23 – USB-C For Everybody! (Maybe By Law…)

Sept. 23, 2021

We all sort of want the gadget world to move to USB-C, right? But do we want that to be government mandated? Very interesting executive departure from Facebook. Apple is telling leakers they don’t belong in Cupertino. Apple …

Microsoft

Wed. 09/22 – The Microsoft Surface Event

Sept. 22, 2021

All the headlines and releases from today’s Microsoft Surface Event. Robinhood wants to get in the crypto wallet game. Microsoft finds Phishing as a Service on the darker corners of the web. And a rundown of some new Faceboo…

Apple

Tue. 09/21 – iPhone Reviews, Kindle Drops And HP Laptops

Sept. 21, 2021

HP refreshes its entire lineup. Those new Kindles are here. PayPal wants to super-app. Sorare is a very interesting raise. Coinbase backs down. Apple wants to detect cognitive decline. And the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro reviews ar…

Microsoft Amazon

Mon 09/20 – New Kindles, Roku Sticks and Surface Pros!

Sept. 20, 2021

Gadget news galore. New Roku Sticks officially announced. New Kindles officially leaked. New Surface Pro’s unofficially leaked ahead of this week’s event. Rumors of foldable Pixels. The NTSB wants Elon Musk to pump the break…

(Bonus) World Cup Of Entrepreneurs Part 1

Sept. 18, 2021

Who is THE entrepreneur of the Internet Era? In this episode, we cover the round of 16 matchups as voted on by YOU.

Meta

Fri. 09/17 – Facebook’s Week Of Wall Street Journal Woes

Sept. 17, 2021

A deep dive summary of the rolling Facebook controversies this week from the ongoing Wall Street Journal reporting. Apple and Google remove an app from Russian opposition after their employees were threatened in that country…

Apple

Thu. 09/16 – Ok, The iPhone Chips ARE (Slightly) Faster

Sept. 16, 2021

Alright, let’s settle this iPhone 13 chip specs debate. Walmart+ might quietly be competitive with Amazon Prime. The first electric car with a 500 mile range. China has succeeded in downsizing its biggest companies. And if y…

Wed. 09/15 – Charging A Smartphone In 17 Minutes?

Sept. 15, 2021

Xiaomi’s new flagship phone can apparently charge in just 17 minutes. Why Apple was so coy about the performance of its latest chips yesterday. The SEC has charged App Annie with securities fraud. And Canva is becoming a meg…

Apple

Tue. 09/14 – The iPhone 13 Event

Sept. 14, 2021

Happy iPhone day, you fanfolk, you. All the news from today’s Apple event. Facebook’s own research says Instagram is bad for girls. Facebook’s own documents show it gives VIP users the VIP treatment when it comes to enforcem…