Episodes

(Portfolio Profile) MRGN, With Yoni Rubin

April 9, 2022

MRGN.ai is all about intelligent budgeting for small businesses. Founder Yoni Rubin joins me to discuss the realities of founding a SaaS company in 2022, and much more. Another great company joining the Ride Home Fund portfo…

Fri. 04/08 – Elon To Give A “Hello, Fellow Tweeps” AMA

April 8, 2022

Some folks at Twitter are nervous about Elon Musk’s arrival, so he’s going to do an AMA to rally the troops. Twitter is testing unmentioning. Robinhood is fully rolling out that promise wallet feature. The increasing lexicon…

Thu. 04/07 – Zuck Bucks

April 7, 2022

The crypto dream might have died, but Meta still thinks the metaverse will need some for of currency. Maybe Zuck Bucks? OpenSea adds Solana NFTs. Shein is the world’s latest mega unicorn. Is Bolt pivoting from one-click chec…

Wed. 04/06 – Twitter Says Yes To An Edit Button?

April 6, 2022

I told you Elon had no intention of being a passive investor. Twitter says an edit button is probably coming soon. So, you know, that Elon, he gets things done. One-click checkout startup Fast is shutting down completely. A …

Tue. 04/05 – Twitter Ads “Passive Investor” Elon Musk To Its Board

April 5, 2022

So much for that “passive” stake. Twitter has appointed Elon Musk to its board of directors. Amazon is gunning for SpaceX in the race to deliver internet from space. Some datapoints around the whole question of wash trading …

Mon. 04/04 – Elon Musk To Take Twitter Private? Funding Secured?

April 4, 2022

So, Elon Musk has taken a 9.2% stake in Twitter. I’d point out that the last time Twitter had an activist investor, it led to Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO. Is drone delivery suddenly, and rapidly, becoming a reality? The…

(Bonus) Inventing FaceTime And iMessage With Apple Engineer Justin Santamaria

April 2, 2022

Justin Santamaria was once an Apple lead engineer on iPhone, where he created iMessage, FaceTime, the blue/green text bubbles and even unlocked emojis so people outside Japan could use them. Now, as cofounder of Future, he’s…

Fri 04/01 – Is E3 Dead? Or Just Resting?

April 1, 2022

E3 is officially cancelled this year, which is making people wonder if it’s officially dead and we just don’t know it yet. More signs of serious trouble in the food delivery space. Facebook has fixed a bug that let harmful c…

Thu. 03/31 – Hackers Forging Emergency Data Requests

March 31, 2022

Another day of all the hacking news. Now the hackers are forging Emergency Data Requests. Apparently there have been vulnerabilities in Wyze security cameras that no one bothered to fix. TSMC warns of a tech slowdown. Masa S…

Wed. 03/30 – The Axie Infinity Hack

March 30, 2022

I explain the (latest) biggest crypto hack of all time, this time affecting Axie Infinity. Meta is paying to dish dirt on TikTok. Changes to Google Calendar could kneecap a bunch of startups, while the DOJ is investigating G…

Tue. 03/29 – And Now NFL+ ?

March 29, 2022

Sony’s answer to Xbox Game Pass is here. Spotify wants to TikTok-up your podcast listening. Have you ever gotten a spam text from your own phone number? Okta still has some ‘splaining to do. And forget AppleTV+, Disney+, I d…

Mon. 03/28 – Apple Wins Best Picture Oscar

March 28, 2022

Apple wins a best picture Oscar. Bigger camaras mean bigger bumps in upcoming iPhones. Urgent Chrome update you need to be aware of. You probably guessed that that person bugging you on LinkedIn might be faked. And Fashion W…

(TWTR SPC) Mark Gurman On Apple

March 26, 2022

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman comes on to dissuade us of our Apple delusions.

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…