Episodes

Security

Monday, May 14, 2018 - Email Encryption Might Be Broken

May 14, 2018

Email encryption might be broken, Facebook suspends suspicious apps, why Google employees are resigning in protest, Silicon Valley could benefit from a gambling gold rush, and how Masayoshi Son is disrupting the entire techn…

Crypto Meta

Friday, May 11, 2018 - A Facebook Cryptocurrency?

May 11, 2018

Is a Facebook cryptocurrency really possible? Can Snapchat redesign its way back into users' hearts? What's going on at Symantec? Klout strikes out. And the Weekend Longreads. Stories from: @alexeheath, @mekosoff Tweets: @om…

Apple

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Sending Secret Messages to Siri

May 10, 2018

The suspected Russian Facebook ads are released, a new Apple credit card, why Roku is a quiet powerhouse, Robinhood raises a ton of money, and how your digital assistant might be susceptible to subliminal commands. Stories f…

Meta

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Facebook's Executive Shuffle

May 9, 2018

A major Facebook executive shakeup, Walmart beats Amazon to Flipkart, Glassdoor gets acquired, one more chance to fight for net neutrality, and a deeper look at how Google’s Duplex technology works. Stories from: @brianstelt…

Google

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Google I/O Highlights

May 8, 2018

The highlights from Google I/O, Microsoft gives developers 95%, possible encrypted Twitter DMs, the NYSE wants to trade bitcoin, and Uber unveils its flying car. Stories from: @nathanielpopper, @tonyromm Tweets: @puiwingtam,…

Apple

Monday, May 7, 2018 - The iMac at Twenty

May 7, 2018

Highlights from Microsoft's Build conference, a preview of Google's I/O conference, you might soon be able to add music to your Instagram Stories, who's ahead in the autonomous car race, and the iMac at twenty. Stories from:…

Meta

Friday, May 4, 2018 - Would You Pay For Facebook?

May 4, 2018

Would you pay for a Facebook subscription? Would you pay for Facebook satellite internet? Instagram adds native payments, Warren Buffett doubles down on Apple, the weekend longreads suggestions and plenty more. Stories from:…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Xiaomi files for a monster IPO

May 3, 2018

Xiaomi files for a monster IPO, Cambridge Analytica might not be dead after all, a whole bunch of news in the digital assistant space, NPR buys a podcast app, and how Stories have eaten social networking. Stories from: @oneu…

Meta AI

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - AI Announcements at F8

May 2, 2018

Facebook’s AI announcements from F8, LG announces G7 ThinQ, Apple earnings analysis, Snap earnings analysis, the Pentagon blocks the sale of Chinese phones, and can AI predict the next Avengers: Infinity War? Stories from: @…

Apple Meta

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Apple Earnings and Facebook's F8

May 1, 2018

Apple's earnings numbers, all of the announcements from Facebook's F8 conference, a WhatsApp co-founder leaves, publishers criticize Google over GDPR, and will Comcast only give you faster internet speeds if you subscribe to…

M&A

Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 - The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

April 30, 2018

The T-Mobile/Sprint merger, Fitbit wants to share health data with doctors, Oculus wants virtual reality theater, Galaxy S9s get a storage boost, and did Jeff Bezos become a billionaire simply because he wanted to live in sp…

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 - DNA Site Cracks the Golden State Killer Case

April 27, 2018

The Price of Amazon Prime is going up, Apple's AirPort is going away, Square buys Weebly, A DNA site might have cracked the Golden State Killer case, will T-Mobile and Sprint finally tie the knot, is Apple working on an AR/V…

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 - Snap's Spectacles 2.0

April 26, 2018

It’s an earnings bonanza! Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook… and what might Samsung’s earnings mean for Apple’s? Also, new Snapchat Spectacles, a look behind the scenes at Nintendo, a possible Sonos IPO and Digg finds a new home. …

Google

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 - The Gmail Revamp

April 25, 2018

Facebook earnings, Twitter earnings, the Gmail redesign arrives, Alexa for children, a possible solution for law enforcement accessing encrypted phones, and drones are helping first responders in Europe. Stories from: @mm_ma…

Amazon

Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 - Amazon Wants to Deliver to... Your Car?

April 24, 2018

Amazon now delivers to your car, Spotify updates its app for free users, a wrap up of Alphabet’s earnings, jailbreak-able Nintendo Switches, and Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpelès breaks his silence. Stories from: @ShiraOvide, @KyleOrl…

Amazon

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 - Amazon's Robot For Your Home

April 23, 2018

Alphabet's Q1 earnings, Amazon's working on a domestic robot, Aleksandr Kogan says he worked more closely with Facebook than has been reported, spies—like us—fear digital tracking, and the state of the music industry. Storie…

Google

Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 - Google Has a Plan to Supplant SMS

April 20, 2018

Google brands its replacement for SMS as "Chat," Apple can’t quit Samsung…yet, people are worried about MoviePass, digital design pioneer Susan Kare is honored, the weekend long reads suggestions, and Do Not Disturb While Dr…

Amazon

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 - Bezos' Shareholder Letter

April 19, 2018

Amazon Prime tops 100 million subscribers, clarifying Facebook’s GDPR compliance, Netflix has mobile previews, what metrics show that is Reddit bigger than Facebook, and will you soon be able to letter in eSports? Stories fr…

Amazon

Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 - Amazon and Best Buy Join Forces (for TVs)

April 18, 2018

Facebook rolls out better privacy tools globally, Amazon and Best Buy partner to sell TVs, the IRS suffered from a terribly timed outage, YouTube tries to reassure creators, and the great San Francisco scooter debate. Storie…

Apple

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 - Big Changes Coming to Apple News

April 17, 2018

Apple is readying a new subscription reading app, tech companies pledge not to help governments wage cyberwar, Facebook outlines its web tracking, and Netflix earnings. Tweets: @DaveLeeBBC, @geoffreyfowler Stories:These Ex-S…

Regulation

Monday, Apr. 16, 2018 - US Punishes a Chinese Cellphone Maker

April 16, 2018

US punishes a Chinese cellphone maker, two interesting acquisitions (General Assembly and Earn.com), App Store earnings, original streaming content numbers, and some Android apps might be collecting data from kids. Links:Net…

Meta

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 - Instagram Saves Poetry?

April 13, 2018

Is Telegram the new refuge for pirated content, more police departments buy a device to unlock iPhones, Chinese cops use facial recognition to pick criminals out of crowds, more leaks of upcoming Gmail features, the long rea…

Entertainment

Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 - ESPN+ Debuts

April 12, 2018

ESPN goes over-the-top, Apple’s Home Pod is reportedly “stumbling,” a final wrap-up of the Zuckerberg testimony, Snap testing commerce, and an AI doctor can diagnose on its own. Stories:How Android Phones Hide Missed Securi…

Entertainment

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 - A Spotify/Hulu Bundle

April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg’s back on the hot seat, Spotify and Hulu have a new bundle, changes might be coming to Gmail, we might have new Spectacles soon, and Uber adds a car rental option. Stories from: @KaleighRogers, @sarahjeong Links:F…