Episodes

Mon. 07/18 – It’s Vibe Shifts All The Way Down

July 18, 2022

Everything we cover is in a full vibe shift of… pulling back. Coinbase sent some eyebrows up over the weekend, but insolvency is off the table. Right? Right? Adam Newmann’s crypto startup is hitting the pause button. All the…

(Portfolio Profile) ArcX

July 16, 2022

Ride Home Fund's latest investment: the smart ring/device controller ArcX! More at https://arcx.fit/ Invest in ArcX via the Ride Home Fund here.

Fri. 07/15 – The “Vibe Shift” At Amazon

July 15, 2022

Now the haircuts have come for Stripe, but they took theirs voluntarily. Who’s responsible for the big hole on Celsius’ balance sheet? Twitter wants to let devs make their own timelines. Will Amazon voluntarily exit the whit…

Thu. 07/14 – Is TikTok A Threat To Google Search?

July 14, 2022

Celsius files for bankruptcy. Tesla loses a key Autopilot exec. Netflix chooses Microsoft for it’s ads partnership. Could TikTok be a long-term problem for Google Search? And the reviews are in for the new Macbook Airs with …

Wed. 07/13 – Twitter Takes The Gloves Off

July 13, 2022

Twitter officially sues Elon Musk and by the sound of things, has decided to go to the mattresses. Has Apple officially cut ties with Jony Ive? Here come the tech mergers and acquisitions. How streaming has officially killed…

Tue. 07/12 – What If (And Hear Me Out) We Actually Owned The Things We Buy?

July 12, 2022

Liquidators say they can't find the Three Arrows Capital founders. The FTC will crack down on data-anonymization claims. Another smart home company decides to brick some of the hardware that people paid good money for. Hopin…

Mon. 07/11 – What Happens Now With Elon And Twitter.

July 11, 2022

The famous stock market player Bernard Baruch once said, paraphrasing: Whatever men attempt, they seem driven to overdo. When hopes are soaring, I always repeat to myself that two and two still make four. The main purpose of…

Mon. 07/11 – What Happens Now With Elon And Twitter

July 11, 2022

The famous stock market player Bernard Baruch once said, paraphrasing: Whatever men attempt, they seem driven to overdo. When hopes are soaring, I always repeat to myself that two and two still make four. The main purpose of…

(IHP) The eBay Story Part 2

July 8, 2022

Part 2 of the eBay story from the Internet History podcast.

Thu. 07/07 – Apple Lockdown Mode

July 7, 2022

Apple has a new lockdown mode to triage a whole range of cyberattacks. Also, Mark Gurman has some details on that new, expected, “rugged” Apple Watch. Twitter is testing co-tweets. More details on the new version of Meta’s V…

Wed. 07/06 – How To Beat The Quantum Rap

July 6, 2022

Will regulators wreck the great gaming consolidation? Can the US bully it’s way to blocking China’s chip development? Are Dilithium crystals the key to saving crypto from quantum computing? And why the crypto crash has been …

Tue. 07/05 – What Did I Miss?

July 5, 2022

The Crypto Crash goes ever onward. Klarna is going on a realty tv show called, Now That’s what I Call A Haircut! The hackers have come for the Chinese surveillance state. The World Cup is going to have the robots call offsid…

(IHP) The eBay Story Part 1

July 4, 2022

From my original Internet History Podcast, the first of my two episodes outlining the story of eBay, in-depth, as I make the strong case that it was maybe the most important and overlooked startup of the Web 1.0 era. Part 2 …

(TWTR SPC) Aprés Spotify w/ Anchor Founder @mignano

July 2, 2022

Time for some deep analysis of the podcast industry. Is Spotify gonna take over all of audio? Is the blockchain useful for podcasting? What is the great Michael Mignano doing next, after leaving Spotify and Anchor?

Google Talk (Dec. 2018)

July 1, 2022

While I'm away briefly for vacation, here's a talk I gave at Google in December 2018 around the time my book came out. Just a condensed dose of my entire thesis of the technology industry's history from 1994-2006. Nothing mu…

Thu. 06/30 – If Sam Bankman-Fried Is Afraid To Give You Money…

June 30, 2022

One good thing about the crypto crash is you can get affordable graphics cards again. Layoffs come to the Metaverse. Samsung is producing the first 3nm chips. Apple wants you to pay for your gas without getting out of your c…

Wed. 06/29 – Netflix Running Up That Hill

June 29, 2022

I joke its Groundhog Day, but if you’re a crypto billionaire, you probably want the repetition to end as much as anyone. Wait, is TikTok suddenly in trouble with the US government again? A new line of chips from Arm. Sony wa…

Tue. 06/28 – Elon Could Let Me Do This Show From A Campsite

June 28, 2022

Why there’s a HUGE tech angle to the whole Roe V. Wade controversy. Google’s shutting down one of their chat apps, but even I can’t be bothered to figure out which one or why. Airbnb is permanently putting the kibosh on part…

Mon. 06/27 - Après Mai, Le Apple Déluge?

June 27, 2022

Are we in for the biggest deluge in new Apple products, maybe ever? Why, though, are the new MacBook Pros with M2 chips sporting slower SSD drives? Is your phone plan about to get more expensive? Is VC activity actually goin…

(TWTR SPC) Variety Special

June 25, 2022

No guest this week (though the great @EvanKirstel does show up at one point) but we covered a wide range of topic, mostly ones that have been under-discussed lately on the show...

Fri. 06/24 – TikTok Turns On The Money Machine

June 24, 2022

The fire sale on tech companies has begun. More big important hacks to be aware of. Another crypto bridge has been compromised. Amazon wants you to know about their AI coding tool. TikTok turns on the money spigot. And, of c…

Thu. 06/23 – What If My Voice Was Your Alexa?

June 23, 2022

Would you want my voice to be the voice of your Alexa? An interesting raise that can change people’s vocal accents in real time. Instagram rolls out a comprehensive system to check ages on their platform. And is that new Bra…

Wed. 06/22 – New (Google) News

June 22, 2022

News is new again, after Google does a size-able redesign. Copilot AI is available on GitHub, but is it worth paying for? Amazon unveiled some new warehouse robots, but is this partially because they fear running out of work…

Tue. 06/21 – The Great Crypto Crash Of ‘22

June 21, 2022

Did something happen while I was away? Sort of like everything crashing in crypto? Apple wants to kill the CAPTCHA for you. The first Apple Store has unionized. Is it fair that G Suite is no longer free? And is the Microsoft…