June 14, 2019

Fri. 06/14 - Are Foldable Phones Cursed?


Are foldable phones cursed—and will we ever see one? Facebook coin might be coming as early as next week, the hottest crypto is up 330% YTD but you’ve probably never heard of it, some IPOs to report on and, of course, the weekend longread suggestions. Sponsors: PixelUnion.net Tech.FidelityCareers.com Links: Huawei delays foldable phone launch until September to do extra tests after Samsung’s troubles (CNBC) Huawei delays launch of foldable Mate X following Galaxy Fold failure (The Verge) AT&T Cancels All Galaxy Fold Preorders, Issues $100 Promo Card (Tom's Guide) Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers (WSJ) Hottest Crypto Is Up 330% This Year and Its Name Isn’t Bitcoin (Bloomberg) Chewy, PetSmart’s online business, soars as much 86% after IPO pricing at $22 per share (CNBC) THE HIGHLY DANGEROUS 'TRITON' HACKERS HAVE PROBED THE US GRID (Wired) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews (The Hustle) EverQuest’s long, strange 20-year trip still has no end in sight (Ars Technica) The story of the first E3 (Polygon) THE NEWEST HAVEN FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY COMPANIES? WYOMING (Wired) Comcast CEO’s Son Wants to Turn Philly Into an E-Sports Town (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) Beyond the PC: Lenovo's ambitious plan for the future of computing (ZDNet) Subscribe to the ad-free feed RIGHT HERE. Right in your podcast app!