Episodes

Amazon

Tue. 11/27 - Why Is Shopping On Amazon So Complicated?

Nov. 27, 2018

AWS goes the custom silicon route, Facebook Watch goes after the olds, will Microsoft leapfrog Apple and why does Amazon’s shopping experience suck so much? Stories from: @katienotopoulos, @ShiraOvide Tweets: @ajassy, @Alex…

Apple

Mon. 11/26 - Apple Visits the Supreme Court

Nov. 26, 2018

Apple heads to the Supreme Court over antitrust concerns about its App Store; Facebook’s internal documents are seized by the British Parliament; what’s behind the resurgence of Atari; the human story of Black Friday inside …

Crypto

Tue. 11/20 - Worse Shape: Tech Stocks or Crypto?

Nov. 20, 2018

Storm clouds everywhere! Tech stocks in bear market territory, crypto in full-on meltdown territory… but video games might help solve science’s gender problem and this one spacebar trick might make your iPhone insanely more …

Apple

Mon. 11/19 - Are iPhone Sales Really Underwhelming (This Time)?

Nov. 19, 2018

Skype calls on Amazon Echos, Tumblr disappears from iOS, Facebook on a war footing, iPhone sales storm clouds, and the Bitcoin Cash hard fork explained. Links: Skype calling now available on Alexa (The Verge) Tweet Storm o…

Fri. 11/16 - How Much Money Does Airbnb Make?

Nov. 16, 2018

Airbnb opens the kimono, a disc-less Xbox, Facebook pushes back on controversy, SpaceX gets a key go-ahead, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Links: Airbnb booked more than $1 billion in third quarter revenue (CNBC) M…

Meta

Thu. 11/15 - The Bombshell NYTimes Story on Facebook

Nov. 15, 2018

That huge New York Times story behind the scenes of Facebook, Google adds business messaging to Google Maps, Uber eats is a monster business, Amazon Go has a rival and there’s a new King of YouTube. Links: Delay, Deny and …

Google

Wed. 11/14 - Why Was Google's Traffic Diverted From Nigeria Through China?

Nov. 14, 2018

Why was Google’s traffic routed from Nigeria through China, Ford partners with Walmart on driverless cars, Amazon’s HQ2 stunt seems to be backfiring, and Uber gets a customer loyalty program. Links: Nigerian firm takes bla…

Amazon

Tue. 11/13 - LeBron's "The Decision" But For Amazon HQ2

Nov. 13, 2018

Amazon’s HQ2 officially lands in Queens and Crystal City; Waymo is launching a driverless car service in December; Apple locks down repairs on modern Macs; get ready for cloud gaming; Pandora applies its music technology to …

Entertainment

Mon. 11/12 - What Exactly Is TikTok?

Nov. 12, 2018

SAP buys Qualtrics, the Galaxy S10 might be coming in February and the Galaxy F might be coming in March, what exactly is TikTok and why you should care, and Jony Ive has an exclusive new product design. Links: SAP to buy …

Apple Amazon

Fri. 11/09 - Amazon and Apple Cut a Deal

Nov. 9, 2018

The great winter of tech worker discontent is definitely here, Disney’s streaming service has a name, Vine might be coming back, Github hits a major milestone and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Links: Amazo…

Samsung

Thu. 11/08 - Foldable Phones Are Officially A Thing

Nov. 8, 2018

Foldable phones are officially a thing, Tesla names a new board chair, Amazon’s mailing a physical toy catalog, Ford doesn’t want to miss out on scooters, and Comcast doesn’t want to miss out on home hubs. Stories from: @al…

Wed. 11/07 - Why Robocalls Have Taken Over Your Phone

Nov. 7, 2018

Silicon Valley’s special election day vote, why robocalls have taken over your phone, Jeff Bezos’ clever HQ2 bonus, making 911 calls better and why Jake Tapper is a digital media pioneer. Links: San Francisco has passed a …

Amazon

Tue. 11/06 - Schrodinger's Amazon HQ2

Nov. 6, 2018

Facebook takes down more accounts ahead of the election, the new Chrome might block ALL ads on some websites, Macbook Air reviews, and why you might not be able to read election results in tomorrow’s newspaper. Links: Medi…

Apple

Mon. 11/05 - iPad Pro Reviews Are Mixed

Nov. 5, 2018

Has Amazon decided on the location of its new HQ? What do people think of the new iPad Pros? Why are recently IPO’d tech companies hoarding cash? And why you might want to think twice about taking a selfie in the voting boot…

Apple

Fri. 11/02 - Apple Earnings Up, Stock Down

Nov. 2, 2018

Apple makes a pile of money and their stock tanks, Flickr ends its mega-free-storage plan, a classic internet cartoon gets a 4K makeover, browser extensions steal Facebook private messages, testing the latest smartphones to …

Google

Thu. 11/01 - The Google Employee Walkout

Nov. 1, 2018

Google employees stage a walk-out protest around the globe, Vox swallows Recode, the new devices this week continue Apple’s push to increase ASP, and maybe it’s subscriptions that are eating the world. Stories from: @rustyb…

Meta

Wed. 10/31 - Facebook's Earnings Are Not a Disaster

Oct. 31, 2018

Facebook earnings were not a disaster, another Alphabet employee is out because of scandal, Waymo has a permit to test real driverless cars on California roads, and if you don’t know what computational notebooks are, let me …

Apple

Tue. 10/30 - New MacBook Airs, Mac Minis and iPad Pros

Oct. 30, 2018

Today MacBook Airs, Mac Minis and new iPad Pros, Coinbase raises a round, the UK has a new tech tax, interesting executive musical chairs, and why reCAPTCHA’s might be a thing of the past. Links: UK chancellor announces 2%…

M&A

Mon. 10/29 - Big Blue Gets Red Hat

Oct. 29, 2018

IBM buys Red Hat, museums get new ways to preserve video games, Sony announces the full list of titles for its retro PlayStation mini-console, DJI has a drone for first responders, and a look at the service Gab. Links: IBM…

AI

Fri. 10/26 - AI “Art” Fetches $400,000 at Auction

Oct. 26, 2018

The Tech earnings season earnings roundup, new DRM rules allow jailbreaking… for some things, China’s rival GPS system, AI “art” fetches $400,000 at auction and the weekend longreads suggestions. Links: Twitter Stock Soars…

Google

Thur. 10/25 - The Andy Rubin Scandal

Oct. 25, 2018

How Google paid Andy Rubin on his way out the door despite allegations of sexual misconduct, Uber Eats and the rise of virtual restaurants, Kickstarter sunsets its Drip service but plans a nice replacement, and older people …

Apple Meta

Wed. 10/24 - Tim Cook Attacks the "Data Industrial Complex"

Oct. 24, 2018

Tim Cook attacks the “data industrial complex,” why political texts are flooding your phone, the US, China and the AI cold war, and how Facebook Messenger got its new look. Links: Apple’s Tim Cook Makes Blistering Attack O…

Apple

Tue. 10/23 - iPhone XR Reviews

Oct. 23, 2018

Tim Cook demands a retraction from Bloomberg, another founder flees Facebook, Repl.it gets a murder’s row of VC backers and the iPhone XR reviews are in. Links: Amazon cloud chief Jassy follows Apple in calling for retract…

Venture Capital

Mon. 10/22 - Fred Wilson Wants You To Vet Your Venture Funders

Oct. 22, 2018

Facebook wants to buy some cybersecurity, Washington wants to know what Silicon Valley will do for its country, Fred Wilson wants you to ask yourself if your investors are bad actors, and stealing a Tesla by hacking the entr…