Episodes

Wed. 12/22 – We Still Doing CES?

Dec. 22, 2021

Some big names pull out of CES at the last minute. TikTok is now the most popular destination in all the Internet. Justin Kan’s new NFT platform got hacked before even launching. Why my beloved Arsenal is in trouble for offe…

Tue. 12/21 - @Jack And The Tech (Cold) Civil War Over Web3

Dec. 21, 2021

I do my best to give you all the angles on the cold tech civil war concerning Web3 that has been bubbling under the surface for a while now but burst out in the open overnight. Interesting raises in the crypto space and inte…

Mon. 12/20 – 5G To Ground Airlines?

Dec. 20, 2021

Could a new 5G system lead the FCC to ground flights around some major metropolitan areas? Chipmakers are busting a gut to try to build out capacity. To what degree is Siri holding back Apple? A longtime Metaverse startup yo…

Fri. 12/17 – Apple Really Is Going To Do The Whole Widget, Aren’t They?

Dec. 17, 2021

Settings Fri. 12/17 – Apple Really Is Going To Do The Whole Widget, Aren’t They? Information Fri. 12/17 – Apple Really Is Going To Do The Whole Widget, Aren’t They? Apple really is going to try to make all its gadget compon…

Thu. 12/16 – Reddit Files For An IPO

Dec. 16, 2021

Reddit finally files to go public. Is Apple once again the canary in the coal mine, this time for Omicron? HR Block sues Square cause Square is now Block. Get it? The biggest investing star of Web3 is starting her own fund. …

Wed. 12/15 – Google To Adopt Vaccine Mandate?

Dec. 15, 2021

Is Google the first Silicon Valley company to adopt a vaccine mandate? A new foldable phone from Oppo. Why the US might ban you from investing in DJI. Twitter gets auto captions. And a look at the up and coming Chinese ecomm…

Tue. 12/14 – Is Log4j The Worst Bug Of All Time?

Dec. 14, 2021

More fallout from what is now being called potentially the worst bug of all time. Apple helps Android users discover if they’re being tracked by AirTags. A new entrant into the AR and VR product category that I guess we’re g…

Mon. 12/13 – Why the Log4j Bug Is Such A Big Deal

Dec. 13, 2021

A huge bug in Apache servers is causing chaos around the Internet. What to expect, and what we’re still waiting on from iOS 15.2. Why did Instagram steal the @metaverse handle from a woman in Australia, and the story of the …

(Bonus) a16z's Andrew Chen On The Cold Start Problem

Dec. 11, 2021

The great Andrew Chen of a16z joins us to discuss his new book: The Cold Start Problem: How to Start and Scale Network Effects. This an indispensable guide to get that "rocket-ship" action going for whatever product or compa…

Fri. 12/10 – Google Play Games Coming To Windows

Dec. 10, 2021

Google Play games are coming to Windows, while Microsoft was apparently willing to bend over backwards if Apple had let xCloud games into the iOS app store. Meta’s first tangible foray into the Metaverse. The English Footbal…

Thu. 12/09 – Instagram To Return To A Chronological Feed

Dec. 9, 2021

Instagram is going to bring back a version of its chronological feed, sort of. The congressional hearings about Instagram, but also crypto. I was wrong: we are seeing Novi in the wild as WhatsApp starts testing it in the US.…

Wed. 12/08 – AWS Outage Is Why You Didn’t Get Your Package

Dec. 8, 2021

That AWS outage yesterday disrupted Amazon’s own delivery efforts. When we might see the AirPods Pro 2. More specific details on the Apple AR thingy. Ubisoft is the first major player to bring NFTs to games. And a look at th…

Tue. 12/07 – Tim Cook’s Secret China Deal?

Dec. 7, 2021

The Information has a story about a secret deal Apple struck that really solidifies Tim Cook as the China whisperer. Intel proves itself to be an astute investor as it weighs a public spinoff of Mobileeye. European tech star…

Mon. 12/06 – DoorDash Tries Something Radical: Employees

Dec. 6, 2021

DoorDash tests a wildly new business model. Apple launches a Winter War in Russia. Two stories of US telecom companies doing what US telecom companies do: act shady. And Buzzfeed finally hits the public markets.

(TWTR SPC) Jack Dorsey, Halo Infinite And Foldable Phones

Dec. 4, 2021

Mulling over the whole legacy of Jack Dorsey and name changes for tech companies in general. The weird way gaming is changing right now (see: Halo Infinite). And are foldable phones ready for the big time? With Bloomberg's @…

Fri. 12/03 – Acquisition Deathwatch: Nvidia/Arm

Dec. 3, 2021

Another tech deal goes on a deathwatch, but this time it’s Nvidia and Arm, and this time I think it’s for real. Google is probably working on its own smartwatch. Didi is the first Chinese stock to delist in the west. Instagr…

Thu. 12/02 – Square Changes Its Name To Block

Dec. 2, 2021

Square changes its name to Block. Apple is hinting at unexpectedly weak iPhone demand. TikTok adds monetization tools. How many people have never used the Internet? And the story behind that whole Spotify Unwrapped thing.

Wed. 12/01 – Twitter Bans “Private” Sharing

Dec. 1, 2021

Twitter bans “private” sharing, but there’s some confusion about what that actually means. A big executive departure throws more doubt on Meta’s crypto ambitions. There’s a new Snapdragon flagship chip and I’ve got the specs…

Tue. 11/30 – Meta Might Do The Giphy Deal Anyway

Nov. 30, 2021

The UK quashes the Giphy acquisition, but is it actually dead? Maybe not. Was Cyber Monday a bit of a disappointment this year? Why your Pixel phone might reject your cheep charging cable. AWS’s new tools to help you build r…

Mon. 11/29 – Jack Dorsey To Leave Twitter?

Nov. 29, 2021

Jack Dorsey is reportedly about to be a one company CEO if he steps down from Twitter. The acquisition of Giphy is on life support. Folks remember Microsoft could be an antitrust target too. Will Apple’s AR headset not need …

(TWTR SPC) That Feeling When You Almost Buy The Constitution

Nov. 24, 2021

The legendary analyst Benedict Evans @benedictevans comes on to discuss this essay about the state of the Metaverse right now. Then, several members of the ConstitutionDAO team come on to tell us the behind the scenes of all…

Tue. 11/23 – How To Automate Your(self out of a?) Job

Nov. 23, 2021

Italy has fined Amazon and Apple for alleged collusion. Tile taps out by getting acquired. Niantic is an interesting metaverse raise. Walmart is testing Twitter live shopping. And the story of the guy who automated his job s…

Mon. 11/22 – Adele Says: Spotify, No Shuffling!

Nov. 22, 2021

When Adele says jump, Spotify apparently says how high? Is Apple Watch slipping in market share? All the crypto miners who fled China have landed in Russia, Kazakhstan and… Texas? And an explanation for why buying bots will …

Fri. 11/19 – ConstitutionDAO Lost The Auction For The Constitution.

Nov. 19, 2021

ConstitutionDAO lost the auction for the Constitution. But it was really about the friends we made along the way, right? More Apple Car rumors. Xbox and PlayStation have harsh words for Activision Blizzard. Everyone wants in…