Episodes

Profile Of Ukrainian Startup Lemon.io

March 26, 2022

Listeners from Ukraine got in touch to tell us what it has been like for one particular tech startup in Ukraine these last few weeks. From the founder of the company: Lemon.io, Alekskandr Volodarsky, @volodarik these are the…

Fri. 03/25 – Will Europe’s DMA Force AIM And MSN Messenger To Talk To Each Other?

March 25, 2022

Will the new EU Digital Markets Act mean that all messaging could soon become as interoperable as email? Some serious smoke around the whole grand unifying Apple subscription fire. Why Instacart is voluntarily lowing its val…

Thu. 03/24 – Is A 16-Year-Old Behind Lapsus$?

March 24, 2022

Have we uncovered the hackers behind Lapsus$, that crazy new hacker group? Another crack in the App Store wall as Google unilaterally decides to test alternative payment systems? Uber is actually teaming up with the Taxi dri…

Wed. 03/23 – Maybe Apple Should Just Start A Bank

March 23, 2022

Customers are getting frustrated with Okta over that potential Lapsus$ hack. Apple’s acquisition of an open banking startup is interesting. Yuga Labs is the (forgive me) 800lb gorilla of the NFT space. And why Zuckerberg’s p…

Tue. 03/22 – A Day Of All The Infosec News

March 22, 2022

When it rains, it pours cybersecurity news. The White House warns that Russian hacks may be incoming. Lapsus$ has now allegedly hit Okta and Microsoft. A big alleged hack to HubSpot might hurt a bunch of crypto companies. An…

Mon. 03/21 – Telegram Was Banned In Brazil Until It Wasn’t

March 21, 2022

An alternative title to today’s show could be Schrödinger’s Brazilian Telegram Ban. I’ll explain. Ukrainians say Elon Musk’s Starlink donation is proving quite useful. Toronto has become the third-largest tech hub in North A…

(TWTR SPC) Every.to And Mac Studio

March 19, 2022

We talked to Nathan Baschez and Dan Shipper, the founders of the media startup Every.to. We talked to them about the realities of being two years in as a modern, from the ground up media company, the shifting landscape in th…

Fri. 03/18 - $APE GMI?

March 18, 2022

Australia sues Meta for alleged cryptocurrency scam ads. Bored Apes Yacht Club had, what we might call a busted IPO, if that was term we were using. Amazon is now officially the proud owner of James Bond. And, of course, the…

Thu. 03/17 – Netflix Wants You To Make Your Freeloaders Pay Up

March 17, 2022

Google kind of returns to an in person I/O but just a little bit. The harsh new British law that could put tech executives behind bars. Netflix says the free ride of password sharing is over. Though, the gravy train of subsi…

NFTs Apple Meta Google

Wed. 03/16 – NFTs Coming To Instagram “Soon”

March 16, 2022

Meta has a new Family Center to keep kids monitored. Zuck says NFTs are coming to Instagram “soon.” Google’s Stadia strategy is coming into focus, and it’s interesting. Is Vimeo threatening longtime users to pay up? And a re…

Crypto Microsoft Twitter

Tue. 03/15 – Rebuilding The Cable Bundle, Example #937

March 15, 2022

Layoffs at Arm signal the IPO is nigh. Microsoft has brought that fast loading games technology from Xbox to Windows. Twitter heard you were made and has backed down. Crypto dodges another bullet in the EU. And some solid, t…

Apple Twitter

Mon. 03/14 – Foxconn Shutting Factories Cause Of Covid. Again.

March 14, 2022

Well, what can I tell you. Foxconn is shutting factories in China again cause of the new Omicron outbreak there. Will Apple only give new chips it its pro phones going forward? Why people are mad at Twitter now. How people a…

(Bonus) Who Is Chris Messina?

March 12, 2022

As I said on Friday's show, I figured that since Chris Messina has been co-hosting with me for about a year, maybe it's time to republish the Internet History Podcast episode I did with him. After all, many of you might know…

Crypto Meta Google Regulation

Fri. 03/11 – Russia Bans Instagram And Designates Meta As An “Extremist Organization”

March 11, 2022

Russia moves to ban Instagram and designate Meta as an “extremist organization.” The EU and UK open an antitrust probe into Google and Meta about ads collusion. Stripe now supports crypto. And, of course, the weekend longrea…

Apple Amazon Metaverse

Thu. 03/10 – Apple Hasn’t Forgotten About The Mac Mini

March 10, 2022

Apple hasn’t forgotten about the Mac Mini. Amazon’s first stock split since the dotcom era. Tinder leans into background checks as a service. Hands on with the new Magic Leap 2 AR glasses. And forget about delivery by drone,…

Crypto NFTs Apple Amazon Regulation

Wed. 03/09 – The Regulatory Era For Crypto Starts Today

March 9, 2022

That telegraphed Executive Order for Crypto is being signed, probably as we speak. Is Congress pressing criminal charges against Amazon? LimeWire is back, but for the NFT era. And a deep dive look at that mind boggling new M…

Apple Google Android Amazon Security

Tue. 03/08 – The Spring Apple Event

March 8, 2022

All the news from the Spring Apple event this afternoon. Google is buying a cybersecurity company. A bunch of cybersecurity companies band together to protect critical infrastructure. Amazon launches an app to allow anyone t…

Samsung

Mon. 03/07 – Samsung Source Code Leaked?

March 7, 2022

The evolving hack story involving Nvidia has now hit Samsung as the same hackers apparently have some of their source code. Are the iMac updates I’m really hungry for getting pushed all the way back to next year? The real re…

Venture Capital

(Bonus) Kitchen Table Ep. II - With @ceonyc

March 6, 2022

Chris was in town again! So we asked the great Charlie O'Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures to come over to my kitchen to talk about the tech news of the week. But Charlie also gives us his analysis and history of the New Y…

Ride Home Fund

Portfolio Profile - Rownd.io

March 5, 2022

Check out Rownd.io! Get involved yourself: rownd.io/techmeme Or book a time with the founder: https://calendly.com/rob-rownd/mutant-podcast-army

Entertainment

Fri. 03/04 – Disney+ Now With Ads!

March 4, 2022

Twitter’s return to the office is a real covid era milestone. Ok, how about Disney+ but with ads? Is crypto usage in Russia actually falling? Something something, wasn’t this the original use case for crypto? Are NFT prices …

Crypto NFTs Amazon Gaming Regulation

Thu. 03/03 – Epic Buys Bandcamp; Amazon Retrenches From Physical Retail

March 3, 2022

The story of the young Ukrainian Minister who has bent the conscience of western tech companies, and coordinated the reachout to crypto. Is regulation coming for NFTs? Epic Games acquired Bandcamp. Amazon pulls back from its…

Apple Meta Metaverse Regulation

Wed. 03/02 – Will Poker Be The Killer App For The Metaverse?

March 2, 2022

As of right now, you can no longer buy an iPhone in Russia. Big recall from Fitbit because their smartwatches might burn you. Meta tries to be transparent in a very Meta way, by redacting a key detail from a transparency rep…

Amazon Gaming

Tue. 03/01 – Uber “Explore”

March 1, 2022

Crypto exchanges stick to their crypto ethos over the Ukraine War situation. A new, super crazy alleged Chinese backdoor hack. Uber adds new ways to buy concert tickets and book restaurants in its app. Amazon launches its Lu…