Thu. 08/26 – The Big Cybersecurity Summit

Aug. 26, 2021

Big tech offered some big cybersecurity commitments after that White House meetup. TSMC raising chip prices might mean gadget price increases across the board. Looks like everyone remembered they like PCs. Drone delivery hit…

Wed. 08/25 – JK, JK, JK! OnlyFans Reverses Course On Porn Ban

Aug. 25, 2021

OnlyFans says it loves porn. Doesn’t want to ban porn from its platform after all. Says it wants to be an inclusive platform for all creators. Even the naked ones. The new Fitbit Charge 5. New Messenger features on the occas…

Tue. 08/24 – Cybersecurity Meetup At The White House

Aug. 24, 2021

President Biden is gathering the tech five families to discuss cybersecurity. Instagram is retiring swipe up. Facebook is testing a rebundle of Messenger. Airbnb will house Afghan refugees. SpaceX hits some milestones and a …

Mon. 08/23 – M1X Mac Mini Incoming…

Aug. 23, 2021

Mark Gurman says when a new high end M1X Mac mini might be coming. The USDC stablecoin looks to get right with the accounting Gods. Visa buys a CryptoPunk. Did Giphy pay dividend to lower its value for Facebook to acquire it…

News On The RideHome+ Feed

Aug. 21, 2021

Important news about changes to the RideHome+ program. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Fri. 08/20 – OnlyFans Pulls A Tumblr

Aug. 20, 2021

OnlyFans wants to get out of the porn business, which makes sense to nobody on the Internet. Elon Musk says Tesla is building a humanoid robot, and I love you Elon, but you’ve really opened the door to your critics with this…

Thu. 08/19 – FTC Files Its Facebook Mulligan

Aug. 19, 2021

Headlines out of time: Amazon wants to do department stores. Google partners with GE Appliances. But Intel continues to look to the future with its new hybrid architecture chips. Facebook wants your next conference call to t…

Wed. 08/18 – WhatsApp Shuts Down Taliban “Helpline”

Aug. 18, 2021

A look at how all the platforms are dealing with the Taliban being a modern social media enterprise. Amazon is bigger than Walmart for the first time. Samsung stops cluttering its phones with ads. Attempting to hire the hack…

Tue. 08/17 – Yik Yak Is Back. Act Accordingly.

Aug. 17, 2021

Yik Yak is back, but can it make it in a Tik Tok world? Concerns about how the Taliban are using WhatsApp. OnlyFans wants you to try out a new safe for work app. TikTok is distributing music via the blockchain. And will Blue…

Mon. 08/16 – NHTSA Investigating Tesla’s Autopilot

Aug. 16, 2021

Now it’s T-Mobile investigating a data breach that may or may not affect more than 100 million people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Tesla’s Autopilot. Everybody’s building undersea cabl…

(TWTR SPC) Samsung Event And The 1Password Team

Aug. 14, 2021

Wrapping up the Samsung event with @samrutherford of Gizmodo, taking stock of the state of foldable phones, and the 1Password engineering and founding team joins for the entire second half!

Fri. 08/13 – The Growing Power Of Stablecoins

Aug. 13, 2021

Disney reported some surprisingly strong streaming numbers. A recent Nvidia keynote included a virtual replica of its CEO. What if USDC becomes a stablecoin defacto backed by the US Fed. And in the weekend longreads suggesti…

Thu. 08/12 – Legislation To Break Open App Stores

Aug. 12, 2021

There is officially a bill to crack open the App Store. DoorDash wanted to buy Instacart, but fear of regulators scuppered the deal. WhatsApp will let you migrate your chat history. Lionel Messi’s new club is paying him part…

Wed. 08/11 – Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked Event

Aug. 11, 2021

All the flipping and folding phone news from today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. A big crypto crime in the DeFi space. Did AWS beat out Microsoft for a secret NSA contract? And why are all the major tech platforms so conc…

Tue. 08/10 – iPhone To Get An Apple Watch-Like Always-On Screen?

Aug. 10, 2021

Time for iPhone rumor season to hit fever pitch. Will the next iPhone take a page out of the Apple Watch’s book when it comes to screens? Has Apple run afoul of US labor law? The Crypto fix fails in the Senate, so now folks …

Mon. 08/09 – Congressional Crypto Crunch

Aug. 9, 2021

Crypto flexes its lobby muscle in an attempt to craft that infrastructure bill. Apple tries to beat back the controversy around its photo scanning plans. The Cybertruck is delayed. And what if the whole democratization of in…

(SPC CST) - The Metaverse! With @janineyorio

Aug. 7, 2021

All things metaverse! Why is it on everybody's lips at the moment? When will it arrive? Is it already (kinda) here? With @janineyorio from Republic.co.

Fri. 08/06 – The Apple Photo Scanning Controversy

Aug. 6, 2021

I try to explain this whole controversy about Apple scanning your photos. Yelp will list business’ vaccination policies. I guess I’m bullish on autonomous tractors. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 08/05 – Nest Refreshes Everything

Aug. 5, 2021

Google has refreshed the entire Nest lineup and I guess TPU’s will be a thing going forward. Ethereum’s latest hard fork is live and bringing big changes. There’s a new Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative with Amazon, Google, …

Wed. 08/04 – Is Robinhood A Meme Stock Now?

Aug. 4, 2021

Robinhood’s shares are up so much after that busted IPO that trading had to be halted today. What gives? Also, what’s up with the rush into Buy Now Pay Later all of the sudden? Vudo will become Roku’s official video store. S…

Tue. 08/03 – The Pixel 6 And The New Tensor SoC

Aug. 3, 2021

Google unveils the new Pixel 6 lineup, but the really interesting detail is the chip inside them. Apple makes Magic Keyboard with Touch ID available as a standalone product. Microsoft makes Windows as a service live. Now Chi…

Mon. 08/02 – Try Some “Diet” YouTube

Aug. 2, 2021

YouTube is demoing a diet version of YouTube. Square is paying a pretty penny to join the buy now, pay later sweepstakes. Did an Intel exec accidentally leak the specs for Thunderbolt 5? And did Google’s quantum computer cre…

Fri. 07/30 – For Amazon, Are Ads > AWS?

July 30, 2021

Are ads a bigger cash cow for Amazon than even AWS? Follow up on Robinhood’s trading debut. How the SEC is dealing with the Chinese tech stock problem. Gopuff indicates that grocery delivery is still white hot to investors. …

Thu. 07/29 – Vaccine Mandates For Big Tech?

July 29, 2021

Tech companies dip their toes into vaccine mandate waters. Facebook in so many words says Apple’s privacy changes are about to impact earnings. Will Didi take itself private again to please the Chinese government? Is Peacock…