Episodes

Tue. 06/07 – TikTok Avatars

June 7, 2022

TikTok now has avatars, to keep up with Bitmoji and Memoji. The SEC seems to be seriously probing Binance. The death of the lighting port really might be nigh. Bits and pieces that fell through the cracks from WWDC. And pote…

Mon. 06/06 – WWDC 2022

June 6, 2022

All the headlines from WWDC. All the new OS’s and a new MacBook Air with a new M2 chip, but I’ll save you the speculation. Nothing on the AR/VR front. More Bored Apes stolen. More posturing from Elon Musk that he might walk …

Fri. 06/03 – Time To Get Your Driverless Ride On?

June 3, 2022

It’s increasingly looking like we might be approaching a tipping point in terms of driverless ride hailing becoming a reality. Twitter will let you set alerts for your name, among other things. Did Elon Musk order everyone b…

Thu. 06/02 – Something Something, A Joke About Leaning Out?

June 2, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Meta after 14 years. Who is Javier Olivan, who is replacing her as Meta’s COO? I’ll let you know. Why the feds cracking down on NFT fraud could have big implications. And Google’s doing that thing …

Wed. 06/01 – Surface Laptop Go Update

June 1, 2022

The Surface Laptop Go gets a refresh. The Supreme Court has blocked that Texas social media law. For now. Twitter is really gonna take TweetDeck away from us? Really? And the really interesting new Android phone that attempt…

Tue. 05/31 – The New Fastest Computer In The World

May 31, 2022

The new fastest computer in the world sees the crown return to the US. Will we not see Sony’s next-gen VR rig until next year? Ride hailing fares are reaching record highs as the players attempt to pivot to profitability. A …

(Portfolio Profile) Check-in With Rownd (How To Raise A Round Right Now)

May 30, 2022

A checkin with Rownd about what it's like to close a round right now, and what actually being on stage at YC Demo Day is like.

Fri. 05/27 – An Xbox Gaming Dongle

May 27, 2022

Microsoft is creating an HDMI dongle to turn any tv or monitor into an Xbox gaming console. Now the lawsuits are popping off in the whole Elon/Twitter thing. If even high profile startups like Substack are having trouble rai…

Thu. 05/26 – Apple Raises Wages

May 26, 2022

Apple is attempting to fend off a unionization movement by… paying people more. That Broadcom/VMware deal is real. You can now pay close to $1000 for an Gucci Aura Ring. After a decade of declines, EV battery prices are goin…

Wed. 05/25 – Seth Green Wants His Apes Back

May 25, 2022

Seth Green has lost a film role… for his Ape. Cause he lost his Ape to a fishing scam. a16z launches their biggest ever crypto fund. Headlines from Microsoft’s Build conference. The e-bike that helps Ukraine take out Russian…

Tue. 05/24 – Does Apple REALLY Want You To Repair Your Own iPhone?

May 24, 2022

Google Research says to Open AI: “Hold my beer.” They’ve announced a new AI-based text-to-image generator to rival DALL-E 2. Is the shocking earnings warning from Snap a result of Apple’s ATT changes or is this indicative of…

Mon. 05/23 – Big Tech Consolidation Coming?

May 23, 2022

Is a big mergers and acquisition wave about to hit the tech industry. I make the case from several different angles. AMD releases its next generation Ryzen chips. And a super interesting new startup in the Web 3 space. Is it…

(TWTR SPC) - a16z's Chris Dixon (@cdixon) On The State Of Crypto And Web3

May 21, 2022

Friend of the show, Chris Dixon (@cdixon) of a16z's crypto and web3 investing initiatives comes on to talk about the recent report: 2022 State of Crypto. We got into all the things, using our favorite lens of tech history.

Fri. 05/20 – The Apple Headset Has Been Demoed!

May 20, 2022

A new high end Snapdragon chip. The Apple AR/VR headset has been demoed, but only 9 people got to see it in action. A YC backed startup is facing lawsuits related to the whole UST blowup. The feds will no longer go after goo…

Thu. 05/19 – TikTok To Get Into Games?

May 19, 2022

A code red alert about vulnerabilities in VMware products. TikTok has a clever new program to crowdsource ad content from TikTok users. Oh, and they’re getting into games. FTX gets into regular old stock trading. The dreaded…

Wed. 05/18 – Apple Takes A Covid Step Back

May 18, 2022

Apple is delaying its recent return to work policy indefinitely. If crypto mining is banned in China, how come it still the second biggest contributor to the global hashrate? Twitter’s board says it’s going to hold Elon’s fe…

Tue. 05/17 – Sigh… More Elon/Twitter Stuff

May 17, 2022

Now Elon says he can’t move forward with the deal until he gets solid answers from Twitter about the bot issue, even though, we have the paperwork of his original offer and there were no contingencies about bot numbers, and …

Mon. 05/16 – F It! Netflix Is Doin’ It Live! (Maybe)

May 16, 2022

Is Netflix about to experiment with actual live broadcasts? Where did all the bitcoin go in the whole Luna/UST backstop debacle? Spotify is testing NFTs. Uber Eats gets into the ankle robot delivery game. And the Texas law t…

(TWTR SPC) Techpocalypse Now! W/ @EricNewcomer @loganbartlett & @alexrkonrad

May 14, 2022

Techpocalypse Now! W/ @EricNewcomer @loganbartlett & @alexrkonrad How bad is it? How bad can it get? How do we get out of this?

Fri. 05/13 – Elon Puts Twitter Bid On “Hold,” But Is “Still Committed”

May 13, 2022

Ok. Are you sitting down? Would you believe me if I told you Elon Musk is giving signals that the Twitter deal might be off? Could we fix the whole stablecoin mess if we just turn it off and turn it back on again? The refuge…

Thu. 05/12 – The Everything Everywhere All At Once File Overflows

May 12, 2022

Other algorithmic stablecoins are teetering. Meta is cutting back, even when it comes to the Metaverse. Could an Instacart IPO lead us out of this darkness? Disney’s streaming business is holding up. For now. And the AR demo…

Wed. 05/11 – Google I/O 2022

May 11, 2022

All the headlines from Google’s I/O keynote this afternoon. The stablecoin fiasco has gotten rapidly worse. More carnage in tech stocks. Is Apple shifting to USB C for the iPhone at long last? And pour one out for the iPod, …

Tue. 05/10 – UST Stablecoin Not So Stable

May 10, 2022

A major algorithmic stablecoin has lost its peg to the dollar. More concerns of a slowdown as Tiger Global has racked up massive paper losses. Match Group sues Google. Has GDPR crushed the European app economy? Amazon engage…

Mon. 05/09 – Everything Is Down

May 9, 2022

Everything is down, not just tech stocks, but now crypto too. More signs of belt tightening and possible hiring freezes, this time from Uber. Twitter has avoided the overall market route thanks to Elon’s bid, but could the d…