Episodes

Tue. 07/05 – What Did I Miss?

July 5, 2022

The Crypto Crash goes ever onward. Klarna is going on a realty tv show called, Now That’s what I Call A Haircut! The hackers have come for the Chinese surveillance state. The World Cup is going to have the robots call offsid…

(IHP) The eBay Story Part 1

July 4, 2022

From my original Internet History Podcast, the first of my two episodes outlining the story of eBay, in-depth, as I make the strong case that it was maybe the most important and overlooked startup of the Web 1.0 era. Part 2 …

(TWTR SPC) Aprés Spotify w/ Anchor Founder @mignano

July 2, 2022

Time for some deep analysis of the podcast industry. Is Spotify gonna take over all of audio? Is the blockchain useful for podcasting? What is the great Michael Mignano doing next, after leaving Spotify and Anchor?

Google Talk (Dec. 2018)

July 1, 2022

While I'm away briefly for vacation, here's a talk I gave at Google in December 2018 around the time my book came out. Just a condensed dose of my entire thesis of the technology industry's history from 1994-2006. Nothing mu…

Thu. 06/30 – If Sam Bankman-Fried Is Afraid To Give You Money…

June 30, 2022

One good thing about the crypto crash is you can get affordable graphics cards again. Layoffs come to the Metaverse. Samsung is producing the first 3nm chips. Apple wants you to pay for your gas without getting out of your c…

Wed. 06/29 – Netflix Running Up That Hill

June 29, 2022

I joke its Groundhog Day, but if you’re a crypto billionaire, you probably want the repetition to end as much as anyone. Wait, is TikTok suddenly in trouble with the US government again? A new line of chips from Arm. Sony wa…

Tue. 06/28 – Elon Could Let Me Do This Show From A Campsite

June 28, 2022

Why there’s a HUGE tech angle to the whole Roe V. Wade controversy. Google’s shutting down one of their chat apps, but even I can’t be bothered to figure out which one or why. Airbnb is permanently putting the kibosh on part…

Mon. 06/27 - Après Mai, Le Apple Déluge?

June 27, 2022

Are we in for the biggest deluge in new Apple products, maybe ever? Why, though, are the new MacBook Pros with M2 chips sporting slower SSD drives? Is your phone plan about to get more expensive? Is VC activity actually goin…

(TWTR SPC) Variety Special

June 25, 2022

No guest this week (though the great @EvanKirstel does show up at one point) but we covered a wide range of topic, mostly ones that have been under-discussed lately on the show...

Fri. 06/24 – TikTok Turns On The Money Machine

June 24, 2022

The fire sale on tech companies has begun. More big important hacks to be aware of. Another crypto bridge has been compromised. Amazon wants you to know about their AI coding tool. TikTok turns on the money spigot. And, of c…

Thu. 06/23 – What If My Voice Was Your Alexa?

June 23, 2022

Would you want my voice to be the voice of your Alexa? An interesting raise that can change people’s vocal accents in real time. Instagram rolls out a comprehensive system to check ages on their platform. And is that new Bra…

Wed. 06/22 – New (Google) News

June 22, 2022

News is new again, after Google does a size-able redesign. Copilot AI is available on GitHub, but is it worth paying for? Amazon unveiled some new warehouse robots, but is this partially because they fear running out of work…

Tue. 06/21 – The Great Crypto Crash Of ‘22

June 21, 2022

Did something happen while I was away? Sort of like everything crashing in crypto? Apple wants to kill the CAPTCHA for you. The first Apple Store has unionized. Is it fair that G Suite is no longer free? And is the Microsoft…

(Portfolio Profile) Juna

June 20, 2022

Juna (heyjuna.com) replaces awkward lab visits with at-home STI testing and treatment. Another proud investment of the RideHomeFund. As ever, get in touch with Brian if you'd like to work with Juna directly.

(TWTR SPC) Stock Options; DALL·E; Internet Explorer

June 18, 2022

Some thoughts on what startup workers can do with their stock options (in this economy!?). DALL·E blows our collective minds. Considering the legacy of Internet Explorer. Thanks to @adam_keesling and @jnack.

Fri. 06/17 – Musk Speaks To The Tweeps!

June 17, 2022

Elon Musk speaks to his soon to be employees for the first time at Twitter. Snap is testing a new subscription Snapchat. Microsoft debuts Defender for Individuals. Klarna is thinking about raising a massively down round. And…

Thu. 06/16 – Serious Cases Of TikTok Envy

June 16, 2022

Google says YouTube Shorts is keeping pace with TikTok. Meta plans to make Facebook more like TikTok in order to keep pace themselves. That new Sonos Voice Control assistant sounds pretty good to me. Why a bunch of folks are…

Wed. 06/15 – Now The Crypto Hedge Funds Might Be Blowing Up

June 15, 2022

Is a major crypto hedge fund about to blow up? How the Celsius network got in such hot water. YouTube lets you make corrections. Why Apple’s deal for Major League Soccer is such a big deal. And pour one out, definitively, fo…

Tue. 06/14 – You Get A Photoshop! You Get A Photoshop! You Get A….

June 14, 2022

Adobe and Photoshop are leaning into freemium. Massive and controversial layoffs at Coinbase. Firefox is blocking stuff by default now. Meta announces more tools to make the Metaverse safe from trolls and worse. And why thos…

Mon. 06/13 – (Another?) Crypto Bank Run

June 13, 2022

All the crypt is down bad. Is DeFi lending platform Celsius to blame? More importantly, are margin calls coming for big Bitcoin bag holders, including Tesla? Jack Dorsey’s plan to leapfrog to Web5. Leaked images of the Galax…

(TWTR SPC) WWDC 2022 Wrap Up

June 11, 2022

WWDC wrap up, @chrismaddern on @floornfts, and Brian talks about his Mac Studio experience.

Fri. 06/10 – The Next Big—And Small—Things From Apple.

June 10, 2022

Time to refresh those Yao Ming and Verne Troyer Powerbook ads from the early ‘aughts. Could Meta not release its big metaverse hardware play for years? The NHTSA’s investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot seems to be getting ser…

Thu. 06/09 – Who Needs A Gaming Console? Not Xbox Or Samsung.

June 9, 2022

Who needs a gaming console? Not Xbox, not anymore. Twitter is gonna give Elon the firehose treatment. Dell unveils some new XPS goodness. Apple does its own banking. More signs of the NFT market cooling off. And a popular de…

Wed. 06/08 – Crypto’s Voldemort Goes Crypto

June 8, 2022

The crypto world’s greatest supervillain looks like he’s joining the crypto bandwagon. Salesforce… (Salesforce?!) has jumped on the NFT bandwagon. Could Netflix buy Roku? How many layoffs has Silicon Valley seen thusfar? And…