Episodes

Crypto

Fri. 08/13 – The Growing Power Of Stablecoins

Aug. 13, 2021

Disney reported some surprisingly strong streaming numbers. A recent Nvidia keynote included a virtual replica of its CEO. What if USDC becomes a stablecoin defacto backed by the US Fed. And in the weekend longreads suggesti…

Apple Google

Thu. 08/12 – Legislation To Break Open App Stores

Aug. 12, 2021

There is officially a bill to crack open the App Store. DoorDash wanted to buy Instacart, but fear of regulators scuppered the deal. WhatsApp will let you migrate your chat history. Lionel Messi’s new club is paying him part…

Android

Wed. 08/11 – Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked Event

Aug. 11, 2021

All the flipping and folding phone news from today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. A big crypto crime in the DeFi space. Did AWS beat out Microsoft for a secret NSA contract? And why are all the major tech platforms so conc…

Apple

Tue. 08/10 – iPhone To Get An Apple Watch-Like Always-On Screen?

Aug. 10, 2021

Time for iPhone rumor season to hit fever pitch. Will the next iPhone take a page out of the Apple Watch’s book when it comes to screens? Has Apple run afoul of US labor law? The Crypto fix fails in the Senate, so now folks …

Crypto

Mon. 08/09 – Congressional Crypto Crunch

Aug. 9, 2021

Crypto flexes its lobby muscle in an attempt to craft that infrastructure bill. Apple tries to beat back the controversy around its photo scanning plans. The Cybertruck is delayed. And what if the whole democratization of in…

Metaverse

(SPC CST) - The Metaverse! With @janineyorio

Aug. 7, 2021

All things metaverse! Why is it on everybody's lips at the moment? When will it arrive? Is it already (kinda) here? With @janineyorio from Republic.co.

Guest: Janine Yorio
Apple Privacy

Fri. 08/06 – The Apple Photo Scanning Controversy

Aug. 6, 2021

I try to explain this whole controversy about Apple scanning your photos. Yelp will list business’ vaccination policies. I guess I’m bullish on autonomous tractors. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Google Android

Thu. 08/05 – Nest Refreshes Everything

Aug. 5, 2021

Google has refreshed the entire Nest lineup and I guess TPU’s will be a thing going forward. Ethereum’s latest hard fork is live and bringing big changes. There’s a new Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative with Amazon, Google, …

Wed. 08/04 – Is Robinhood A Meme Stock Now?

Aug. 4, 2021

Robinhood’s shares are up so much after that busted IPO that trading had to be halted today. What gives? Also, what’s up with the rush into Buy Now Pay Later all of the sudden? Vudo will become Roku’s official video store. S…

Google Android

Tue. 08/03 – The Pixel 6 And The New Tensor SoC

Aug. 3, 2021

Google unveils the new Pixel 6 lineup, but the really interesting detail is the chip inside them. Apple makes Magic Keyboard with Touch ID available as a standalone product. Microsoft makes Windows as a service live. Now Chi…

Google

Mon. 08/02 – Try Some “Diet” YouTube

Aug. 2, 2021

YouTube is demoing a diet version of YouTube. Square is paying a pretty penny to join the buy now, pay later sweepstakes. Did an Intel exec accidentally leak the specs for Thunderbolt 5? And did Google’s quantum computer cre…

Amazon

Fri. 07/30 – For Amazon, Are Ads > AWS?

July 30, 2021

Are ads a bigger cash cow for Amazon than even AWS? Follow up on Robinhood’s trading debut. How the SEC is dealing with the Chinese tech stock problem. Gopuff indicates that grocery delivery is still white hot to investors. …

Regulation

Thu. 07/29 – Vaccine Mandates For Big Tech?

July 29, 2021

Tech companies dip their toes into vaccine mandate waters. Facebook in so many words says Apple’s privacy changes are about to impact earnings. Will Didi take itself private again to please the Chinese government? Is Peacock…

Apple Microsoft Google

Wed. 07/28 – Earnings Bonanza

July 28, 2021

Apple reports earnings but warns of component shortages. Microsoft set profit records but noted shortage materially affected some divisions. Alphabet had good earnings too, but the real story there is YouTube. About the staf…

Tesla

Tue. 07/27 – No More Hedging. Tesla Truly Profitable.

July 27, 2021

Tesla is profitable beyond all caveats and hedges. Intel continues to telegraph its turnaround plans. Tangible numbers of the Chinese tech carnage. Instagram changes the rules for teens on the platform. And what are Facebook…

Regulation

Mon. 07/26 – What The Heck Is Happening In China?

July 26, 2021

Is the DOJ probing Tether for bank fraud? When might FaceID come to the Mac? What do leaked photos tell us about the next Surface Duo? And I will spend the entire second half of the show trying my best to explain the seeming…

(Spc Cst) The Zoom Platform Road Map With @ross

July 24, 2021

Plus, the Hyper fund from Product Hunt, Automattic's acquisition game, and Twitter tests downvotes?

Guest: Ross Mayfield
Google

Fri. 07/23 – Alphabet’s New Moonshot Company: Intrinsic

July 23, 2021

Alphabet has a new moonshot company. Existing Big Bet DeepMind might have had a big breakthrough. Why Snap and Twitter are sharing an earnings narrative right now. Hint: it’s cause they’re growing again. And, of course, the …

Twitter

Thu. 07/22 – Downvote This Tweet

July 22, 2021

Twitter is testing downvotes. Tumblr gets into the subscription game. Google unveils a unified backup service for Android. Is HBO Max leading the pack of followers in the musical chairs streaming wars contest? The FTC is get…

Entertainment

Wed. 07/21 – Is The Narrative Turning On Netflix?

July 21, 2021

Netflix’s growth has hit a wall, and so here come the games. What to do about a problem like those NSO hacks? Samsung’s next Unpacked event is announced. One of the biggest crypto raises of all time. And will Apple ever join…

Apple

Tue. 07/20 – Apple Once More The Canary In The Covid Coal Mine?

July 20, 2021

Apple puts a pause on its return to the office plans. Rumors of a new iPad mini redesign. Product Hunt launches an investment fund. If you want a tool to see if you’ve been pwned by NSO’s Pegasus software, I’ve got you. And …

Privacy

Mon. 07/19 – NSO Group (Allegedly) Pwning Everyone

July 19, 2021

The NSO Group is back in the headlines, and it’s maybe, the worst allegations of hacking for hire yet. The US and NATO blame China for the Exchange Server hacks. Does iOS now split the market with Android, at least in the US…

Twitter

(TWTR SPC) Black Widow Math And Fleets Fade Away

July 17, 2021

Bloomberg's @Lucas_Shaw comes on to explain the math of that Black Widow stream release story from Monday. Then @alexeheath from the Verge explains the death of Fleets, the creator thirst at Facebook and then we all get into…

Fri. 07/16 – Can Intel Acquire Its Way Back Into Contention?

July 16, 2021

Intel is considering a major acquisition to leapfrog back into semi-conductor contention. Valve releases its long rumored hardware device. Why they were able to make a deep face of Anthony Bourdain’s voice. And of course, th…