July 16, 2019

Tue. 07/16 - Who Put The Politics In My Tech?

Facebook explains Libra to Congress, Amazon might be next in the EU’s woodshed, Google might be next in Trump’s woodshed, another Tesla lineup shakeup, a couple of interesting raises and Microsoft opens Windows up to all your digital assistants. Sponsors: SVB.com/next Firesideconf.com/ride Links: Senators aren’t sold on Facebook’s Libra project (The Verge) Highlights from Facebook's Libra Senate hearing (TechCrunch) Facebook Cryptocurrency Plans Have a Problem: Facebook’s Reputation (NYTimes) Amazon in EU Crosshairs as Vestager Fights Big Tech to the End (Bloomberg) Trump threatens to ‘take a look’ at Google for China ties (Washington Post) Silicon Valley’s Right Wing Is Angry And Punching Back (BuzzFeed News) Tesla updates pricing and options across lineup, discontinues several variants (Electrek) Newsletter platform Substack raises $15.3M round led by a16z (TechCrunch) Patreon raises $60M Series D, targets international growth and more customization (TechCrunch) Subscribe to the ad-free feed! Order up your own podcast classified! Podcast Classifieds: Are you a podcaster looking for an easy and affordable way to upload and share your podcast that doesn’t take a lot of time? Are you a church or ministry looking to share sermons or other content with your followers? JustCast turns your Dropbox into podcast hosting and is the easiest way to share to the web and iTunes.  With hosting solutions starting at no cost and with other very affordable hosting tiers,  JustCast is here for you. JustCast takes the hosting headaches away and gives you the ability to spend more time focusing on creating and perfecting your content. It’s the simplest way to create RSS feed for your podcast. JustCast is one of those technologies that will change your life. You’ll never remember what you did before JustCast!  Check it out at www.justcast.com

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