Episodes

Fri. 10/28 – It Actually Happened

Oct. 28, 2022

Area man completes acquisition of social media platform. And now the fun begins? Amazon had bad earnings, but Apple mostly didn’t. YouTube is trying to be like TikTok too, but they’re giving their users options. And of cours…

Thu. 10/27 – Meta (Insert Bomb Emoji Here)

Oct. 27, 2022

(BOMB SOUND). That’s the sound of Meta’s disastrous earnings announcement yesterday. That’s the sort of insightful analysis you come to this podcast for. But also, Argo AI is shutting down. Google Cloud has a new blockchain …

Wed. 10/16 – Meta Calls Apple On Its "Rentier Capitalism"

Oct. 26, 2022

Meta and Spotify both call Apple out on their recent App Store aggressiveness. Soft earnings from Microsoft and worrying earnings from Alphabet. Twitter seems to already be hemorrhaging its power users. LinkedIn fights its o…

Tue. 10/25 – “Extractive Rentier Capitalists”

Oct. 25, 2022

Apple tries to wedge the App Store vig into another market. Prices are going up for your favorite Apple services. Shutterstock is partnering with OpenAI cause if you can’t something them, join them! And what is the deal with…

Mon. 10/24 – Investing In Chinese Tech Means Investing One Man’s Whims?

Oct. 24, 2022

Did investing in Chinese tech become a fool’s errand over the weekend? A deep dive on how TSMC is caught in the middle of all the things. Is Elon’s Twitter deal presenting systemic risk to corporate finance? Are M2 Mac Pro a…

(TWTR SPC) The AI Moment With @pt, @miguelisolano & @mignano

Oct. 22, 2022

Talking this week's big week for AI, with Parker Thompson (@pt) plus @miguelisolano & @mignano

Fri. 10/21 – What If Uncle Sam Let’s Elon Off The Hook?

Oct. 21, 2022

I said Elon’s name five times in front of a mirror and the whole Elon/Twitter headlines came flooding back into our lives. Forbes alleges that they’ve caught TikTok doing the thing that everybody fears. What if I told you th…

Thu. 10/20 – A Day Of Reviews

Oct. 20, 2022

The big Solana challenger had a terrible first day of trading. Previews of the new Thunderbolt standard. Reviews of the new Raptor Lake chips. Uber takes a page out of the New York City taxi playbook. And the first hands-on,…

Wed. 10/19 – What Even IS Apple’s iPad Strategy?

Oct. 19, 2022

Netflix actually beat on earnings and customer additions. Why their pivot to ads might actually be in line with their long-term strategy. Yesterday’s iPad releases were even more complicated, and stranger, frankly, than I to…

Tue. 10/18 – It’s AI Vs. The Metaverse, And AI Seems To Be Winning

Oct. 18, 2022

New iPad Pros and new Apple TV 4ks. Meta walks away from the Giphy acquisition. Layoffs at Microsoft. High attrition at Amazon. Mobileye is probably going to IPO at a significant discount than people hoped? And why I’ve been…

Mon. 10/17 – Kanye To Elon: Hold My Beer

Oct. 17, 2022

Looks like Ye, née Kanye West, is going to try to buy the social network Parler. A look at the Chinese export controls that could potentially force American executives to choose between their jobs and their American citizens…

Fri. 10/14 – Meta Lied About Legs?

Oct. 14, 2022

We now know how much Netflix with Ads will cost; we think we know how many ads they have to show us to make up for the lost revenue. What is unclear is if people will watch that many ads. It looks like Zuck lied to us about …

Thu. 10/13 – The End Of The Office Era

Oct. 13, 2022

Signal is phasing out SMS and MMS. Microsoft is sunsetting Microsoft Office branding. The SEC is poised to officially ban some Chinese hardware. Is AR not living up to its promise as a tool for soldiers on the battlefield? A…

Wed. 10/12 – Meta’s VR Event; Microsoft’s Surface Event

Oct. 12, 2022

Only two big stories really. We break down yesterday’s Meta VR event, including the new high end Quest Pro. But did Zuck show us anything that will get anyone excited about the Metaverse yet? And Microsoft’s Surface event ha…

Tue. 10/11 – Odds And Sods

Oct. 11, 2022

A whole bunch of things, including a major US bank getting into crypto custody, paying for Google cloud with crypto, Chromebooks made for gaming, the lack of anyone in the current slate of virtual worlds, the return of the c…

Fri. 10/07 – What Is It With These Dang Bridges?

Oct. 7, 2022

There’s another huge crypto hack and I’ll give you two guesses as to what folks think the culprit is. The Twitter/Elon trial is officially paused. Meta can’t get its own developers to use their metaverse products. Maybe my d…

Thu. 10/06 – The Made By Google Event

Oct. 6, 2022

All the headlines from the Made By Google event. Elon sure wants to avoid being deposed. Why a guilty verdict for Uber’s former Chief Security Officer could have broader ramifications in the tech world. And the new text to v…

Wed. 10/05 – Elon Wants Twitter Now. We Think. Who KNOWS ANYMORE!!??

Oct. 5, 2022

Yes, we’ll get into the whole Twitter/Elon thing. Seems he wants the original deal again… or does he? Tesla is removing more sensors from their cars. The hugely problematic launch of Overwatch 2. And the tech angle to that w…

Tue. 10/04 – The End Of Lightning

Oct. 4, 2022

The EU has made USB-C the charging port law of the land. Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone with a 200MP camera. New Google Nest things. Is YouTube trying new ways to get you to pay up for Premium. And the big new robotics pus…

Mon. 10/03 – Kim Kardashian In Crypto Trouble

Oct. 3, 2022

Kim Kardashian has settled with the SEC over crypto promotion on social media. I continue to Wonder if, aside from TikTok, the biggest threat to Zuckerberg’s metaverse plans is actually Sony. The Supreme Court is gonna hear …

(TWTR SPC) NFT Struggles, Google Stadia And New Kindles

Oct. 1, 2022

NFT Struggles, Google Stadia And New Kindles with @aidanfitzryan and @ArtSabintsev

Fri. 09/30 – Google Shutters Stadia

Sept. 30, 2022

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Google is abandoning a major project, maybe it’s biggest cancellation ever. More cutbacks at Meta. Though one tech company is gonna test the IPO waters soon. Be a fly on the wall …

Thu. 09/29 – A Kindle You Can Write On

Sept. 29, 2022

Meta takes down an app that tried to strip out the cruft from Instagram (but also the ads). Bunch of new Maps features from Google. All the headlines from yesterday’s Amazon event, including a Kindle you can write on. And te…

Wed. 09/28 – iPhone Recession Warning Signal?

Sept. 28, 2022

On second thought, Apple is pulling back on iPhone production which suggests demand is not what they anticipated. Intel’s new 13th-Gen chips and new low-end GPU. Checking on the Elon/Twitter trial and the NFT market. And wha…