Feb. 22, 2019

Fri. 02/22 - The Most Acquisitive Unicorns


Facebook is shutting down its controversial Onavo app, Google’s streaming gaming service might get some hardware to go along with it, the most acquisitive unicorns and the weekend longreads suggestions. Here’s what you missed today in the world of tech.  Sponsors: The Castro Podcast App Legacybox.com/ride Lighstream.com/ride Links: Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo (TechCrunch) Samsung will extend Bixby button remapping to premium Galaxy phones running Android Pie (The Verge) Source: Google plans to announce long-rumored ‘Yeti’ hardware at GDC event (9to5Google) Airbnb, Automattic, And Pinterest Top Rank Of Most Acquisitive Unicorns (Crunchbase News) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Late Night Linux Podcast HOW APPLE’S ENTERPRISE APP PROGRAM BECAME THE NEW WILD WEST OF MOBILE APPS (The Verge) “SHE NEVER LOOKS BACK”: INSIDE ELIZABETH HOLMES’S CHILLING FINAL MONTHS AT THERANOS (Vanity Fair) It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town (NYTimes) Guidemaster: The least-awful Android phones (Ars Technica) The curse of the Twitter reply guy (Mashable) YouTube Story 1: Study blames YouTube for rise in number of Flat Earthers (The Guardian) YouTube Story 2: YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained? (NYTimes) YouTube Story 3: How YouTube helps flat-earthers organize (The Verge)