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Wed. 02/10 – TikTok Pardoned By Biden?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 18:24

Maybe… the whole TikTok kabuki theater is at its endpoint. Salesforce thinks the whole concept of the “9-to-5 workday” is at its endpoint. More smoke around the Apple Goggles fire. Why you need to get hip to the concept of non-fungible tokens. And why cops have gotten hip to playing Sublime songs to prevent you from filming them.Sponsors:EditorX.comTinyCapital.comLinks:TikTok Sale to Oracle, Walmart Is Shelved as Biden Reviews Security (WSJ)Salesforce declares the 9-to-5 workday dead, will let some employees work remotely from now on (The Verge)Apple reportedly developing next-gen ultra-thin displays for AR devices with TSMC (The Verge)How Did A LeBron James Video Highlight Sell For $71,455? A Look At A Burgeoning Product Called NBA Top Shot. (Forbes)Biggest Ever NFT Sale Made as 'Axie Land’ Goes for $1.5 Million (Decrypt)Microsoft launches Bulletins and Milestones apps for Teams (Windows Central)Apple Maps Adds Waze-Like Features in iOS 14.5 for Crowdsourcing Accidents, Speed Traps and Hazards (MacRumors)Is This Beverly Hills Cop Playing Sublime’s ‘Santeria’ to Avoid Being Live-Streamed? (Vice)Subscribe to RideHome+ at

Tue. 02/09 – Amazon To Release An Alexa ‘Command Center?’

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 19:34

Amazon is ginning up a new Echo device that’s like a dashboard for your household. Big changes to Android leaked to the internet. Reddit raises a big round. Mark Cuban is gunning for Clubhouse. And I’ve been warning y’all of industrial hacking. We almost had a big disaster down in Tampa, promocode: offer code TECHLinks:Amazon Plans Wall-Mounted Echo as Smart Home Command Center (Bloomberg)This may be our first look at Android 12, Google’s next Android OS (XDA)Reddit’s Valuation Doubles to $6 Billion After Funding Round (WSJ)Mark Cuban is co-founding a podcast app where hosts can talk to fans live and monetize their conversations (The Verge)Qualcomm's new X65 5G modem downloads data at lightning-fast 10Gbps speeds (CNet)The Rust programming language just took a huge step forwards (ZDNet)Hacker Tried to Poison Florida City's Water Supply, Police Say (Motherboard)

Mon. 02/08 – Tesla Buys Bitcoin While Elon Sends Dogecoin To The Moon!

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 17:58

The singularity is near, cause all our meme stories are colliding. Tesla has bought a ton of Bitcoin while Elon is tweet-pumping Dogecoin. Clubhouse is blocked in China. Cold water on the Apple Car story from Hyundai itself. TikTok is skipping directly to an ecommerce buildout. And Xiaomi’s big new global flagship promocode: buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin, plans to accept it as payment (CNBC)Clubhouse is now blocked in China after a brief uncensored period (TechCrunch)Apple Car Talks Aren’t Happening, Say Automakers Hyundai, Kia (Bloomberg)Twitter Considers Subscription Fee for Tweetdeck, Unique Content (Bloomberg)TikTok takes on Facebook with US ecommerce push (FT)Follow the CAPEX: Cloud Table Stakes 2020 Retrospective (Platformonomics)Xiaomi’s global Mi 11 has a Snapdragon 888 for €749 (The Verge)RideHome+ feed at:

(Bonus) Office Hours With Garry Tan

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2021 17:08

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Fri. 02/05 – An Apple Ad-pocalypse For Everyone?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 18:50

Are Apple’s coming IDFA changes going to have a bigger ripple effect across the entire tech industry than we’re even anticipating? Chinese users are flocking to Clubhouse which… probably means the end of Clubhouse in China. Why a shortage of silicon is causing automakers to cut vehicle production. And, of course, the weekend longreads or text "techmeme" to 500-500Metalab.comLinks:Facebook’s not the only one worried about Apple’s privacy change — Snap and Unity both just warned investors about it (CNBC)An Interview with Eric Seufert about Apple, Facebook, and Mobile Advertising (Stratechery)Google taps your phone cameras to measure your heart rate (Engadget)Chinese flock to freewheeling US chat app Clubhouse (Nikkei Asia)Ford says ‘millions’ of its vehicles will run on Google’s Android starting in 2023 (The Verge)Car manufacturing hit by global semiconductor shortage (FT)Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Andy Jassy Twitter Thread (@ankithharathi)This Hedge Fund Made $700 Million on GameStop (WSJ)PFOF is the Ad Model for Brokerage (Justin Paterno)Superstar Cities Are in Trouble (The Atlantic)They’re Flocking to America to Make a Fortune Playing Video Games (NYTimes)Subscribe to RideHome+ at

Thu. 02/04 – The Most Details On Apple’s AR/VR Headset Yet

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 15:48

Whole bunch of Apple rumors today. The most details yet on the Apple headset. Will the Apple car be an AV first, and does that just mean it will be for delivering things? Is the iPhone 13 getting better cameras? And also, Amazon is deploying cameras on its trucks. And Senator Klobuchar wants to put the burden of proof on the acquirers, when it comes to tech offer code: Apple Mixed-Reality Headset Details: Swappable Headbands, Eye-Tracking (The Information)Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car (CNBC)Kuo: iPhone 13 Now More Likely to Get Upgraded Ultra Wide Camera With Improved Low-Light Performance (MacRumors)Amazon is using AI-equipped cameras in delivery vans and some drivers are concerned about privacy (CNBC)Klobuchar to Introduce Antitrust Bill Raising Bar for Technology Deals (WSJ)The Technology 202: Klobuchar's new antitrust bill may hit Big Tech where it hurts (Washington Post) for the premium feed

Wed. 02/03 – Bezos Drops Mic

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 19:13

Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO, to be replaced by Andy Jassy. Google is losing a ton of money on its Cloud, but YouTube is finally hitting its stride. Apple might formally do an Apple Car-related tie-up with Kia in a matter of weeks. And why I finally got off the fence and decided to investigate the AR/VR from Jeff Bezos to employees (Amazon)Amazon’s next CEO, Andy Jassy, transformed e-commerce company into a cloud computing giant (CNBC) Announces Financial Results and CEO Transition (Amazon Investor Relations)Alphabet Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results (Alphabet Investor Relations)Kia Motors Shares Jump After Report Apple to Invest $3.6 Billion (Bloomberg)Facebook starts rolling out Messenger on Oculus headsets (Engadget)60+ Oculus Quest Apps Made More Than $1 Million (UploadVR)Google Meet’s new ‘green room’ lets you do an audio / video pre-check (The Verge)Zoom adds virtual receptionists for when people start going back to the office (CNBC)

Tue. 02/02 – Ok, But Is Stadia Long For This World?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 19:32

Google is getting out of the game development business, but is it getting out of the Stadia business or just pivoting to infrastructure? Apple acknowledges that Covid has basically hobbled Face ID. Uber gets into the liquor delivery business. And Amazon’s plans for its HQ2 architecture shows at least somebody in Silicon Valley is not buying the remote work offer code: TECHLinks:Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus (Kotaku)Google now gives you more information about the sites in your search results (TechCrunch)iOS 14.5 will let Apple Watch owners unlock iPhones while wearing a mask (Engadget)Uber buying booze delivery company Drizly for $1.1 billion (Axios)Kuo: 'Apple Car' to use Hyundai's E-GMP platform, GM and PSA partnerships possible (Apple Insider)Robinhood Raises Another $2.4 Billion From Shareholders (WSJ)Amazon Unveils Outdoorsy New HQ2, Renewing Its Commitment to Offices (WSJ)

Mon. 02/01 – Google Deadpools The Pixel Slate

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 18:01

It’s a day ending in -a-y, so that must mean Google discontinued another flagship product. Microsoft reports that its next growth industry is cybersecurity. Ring has basically doubled the amount of police and fire departments that can request access your doorbell videos. And what happened when Elon Musk showed up in Clubhouse last[Update: Final] Pixel Slate discontinued and removed from Google Store (9to5Google)Apple’s iCloud Passwords extension for Chrome on Windows is now available (9to5Google)Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: There is ‘a big crisis right now’ for cybersecurity (Yahoo Finance)Facebook Knew Calls for Violence Plagued ‘Groups,’ Now Plans Overhaul (WSJ)US police and fire departments partnering with Amazon’s Ring passes 2,000 (Financial Times)New Linux SUDO flaw lets local users gain root privileges (Bleeping Computer)Augmented Reality Gets Pandemic Boost (WSJ)Elon Musk busts Clubhouse limit (TechCrunch)Recording of Musk on Clubhouse (Final Stand/YouTube)RideHome+ Feed Signup:

(Bonus) The First Gadgets Episode

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 26:42 you want to hear the 2nd half of this episode, subscribe to the RideHome+ feed by tapping here: tech.supercast.techLinks:This Nifty Strap Lets You Control the Apple Watch With Gestures (Gizmodo)Sony reveals full details on its upcoming 360 Reality Audio speakers (Engadget)Sony's new premium speaker looks like a giant electric razor (Android Police)LG TO REINFORCE INDUSTRY DOMINANCE WITH ULTIMATE TV TECHNOLOGY (LG Newsroom)LG’s 2021 TV lineup includes its brightest OLED ever (The Verge)This new module keeps Philips Hue bulbs connected even when the wall switch gets flipped (TechCrunch)Asus’ new Chromebook CX9 offers military-grade durability (The Verge)Asus ZenBeam Latte projector is as portable as a cup of coffee (SlashGear)Razer Unveils RGB Face Mask and Immersive Gaming Chair Concepts (IGN)Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i bakes a bigger, better e-ink touchscreen into the lid (SlashGear)TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE are new affordable smartphones for entertainment (GSMArena)Vuzix’s new microLED smart glasses look like tech you’d actually want to wear on your face (The Verge)Vuzix’s new microLED-powered smart glasses will arrive this summer (TechCrunch)This is Sony’s Airpeak drone (The Verge)(Sign up to give Airpeak feedback here)Linksys unveils a next-gen router that senses motion in your home (CNET)Western Digital SSDs (AnAndTech)YSL’s lipstick pod gadget will create whatever shade you want (The Verge)Samsung's new robot vacuum uses lidar and empties its own bin like a fancy Roomba (CNET)How Samsung’s JetBot 90 AI+ Reimagines Cleaning (Samsung Newsroom)

Fri. 01/29 – Robinhood Is Now The Crazy Stock Story

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 20:58

What once was a story about Game Stop and Reddit, has suddenly become a story about Robinhood. I’ll catch you up. Everybody wants in on the newsletter game all the sudden. Hyundai is having second thoughts about building an Apple Car, and a special stonks themed edition of the weekend longreads code TECHMEME15 at, in Need of Cash, Raises $1 Billion From Its Investors (NYTimes)Facebook is said to be planning newsletter tools to court independent writers. (NYTimes)Hyundai wrestles with the risks of embracing Apple (Reuters)SEC scrutiny delays Roblox stock market listing (CNBC)Weekend Longreads Suggestion:Inside the Reddit army that's crushing Wall Street (CNN Business)The Big Short SQUEEZE from $5 to $50? Could GameStop stock (GME) explode higher?? Value investing! (Roaring Kitty)How a Penny Stock Explodes From Obscurity to 451% Gains Via Chat Forums (Bloomberg)Think Americans Wouldn’t Wager on Russian Table Tennis? Care to Bet? (NyTimes)CashApp Is King (Aika's Newsletter)Can Growth Go Out of Style? (Irrelevant Investor)YouTube’s Spammy Sex Bots Make a Ton of Money (OneZero)Who’s Making All Those Scam Calls? (NYTimes Magazine)Subscribe to the RideHome+ Feed:

Thu. 01/28 – Robinhood Freezes Stonks!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 20:11

We finally get to the whole GameStop story cause Robinhood has frozen trading for some folks looking for fresh “tendies.” Apple and Facebook release absolutely killer earnings. As expected. But are they about to go to world war in court? Tesla’s earnings disappoint. And Facebook’s Oversight Board issues its first restricts trading in GameStop, other names involved in frenzy (CNBC)How WallStreetBets Pushed GameStop Shares to the Moon (Bloomberg)WallStreetBets Founder Reckons With Legacy Amid Stock-Market Frenzy (WSJ)'Smack It Like E. Honda': Buying NFTs for Pleasure and Profit (CoinTalk)Mark Zuckerberg says Apple is now one of Facebook’s biggest competitors (CNBC)Facebook Preps Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple (The Information)Apple's App Tracking Transparency Feature will be enabled by default and arrive in 'early spring' on iOS (TechCrunch)Tesla disappoints Wall Street despite strong profits (CNN Business)Facebook's 'Oversight Board' overturns 4 cases in first rulings (NBC News)

Wed. 01/27 – Introducing The Ride Home+ Premium Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 27:50

Microsoft earnings are insane, as expected. Wonder Woman might have made HBOMax a contender. YouTube is still the king of getting creators paid. What if I told you Atari doesn’t want to be left out of the game streaming wars. And listen to the end of this episode for the big podcast announcement I’ve been profits jump 33 percent as pandemic continues shift to cloud computing. (NYTimes)AT&T Q4: HBO Max Activations Double to 17.2 Million, Warner Bros. Revenue Declines 21% (Variety)Apple fixes another three iOS zero-days exploited in the wild (ZDNet)Apple just had its best quarter in India (TechCrunch)YouTube has paid more than $30 billion to creators, artists, and others over the last three years (The Verge)Plex is launching a game subscription service filled with Atari games (The Verge)Google open sources Tilt Brush VR software as it shuts down internal development (TechCrunch)!!! Subscribe to Ride Home+

Tue. 01/26 – Twitter Acquires Revue

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 18:01

Twitter acquires a Substack competitor. It’s also iterating product in terms of… check’s notes: content moderation? The black hats are targeting the white hats in infosec. Interesting executive shuffle at Apple. A $2500 smartphone from Sony that really might be a “pro” device. And would you let me put a 5G gear box in your front lawn? You might not have a promocode: Twitter acquiring newsletter publishing company Revue (Axios) Twitter launches 'Birdwatch,' a forum to combat misinformation (NBC News) Google warns of ‘novel social engineering method’ used to hack security researchers (The Verge) Dan Riccio Transitioning to New Project, John Ternus to Lead Apple's Hardware Engineering Team (MacRumors) Sony’s creator-focused Xperia Pro arrives in the US priced at $2,499 (The Verge) Americans spend average of $47 a month on streaming services (The Desk) 5G boxes are coming to people’s homes, whether they want them or not (The Verge)

Mon. 01/25 – Clubhouse Raises A New Round At $1B Valuation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 17:45

Clubhouse has become a unicorn in, what… nine months? Google is making its facilities available as vaccine centers, while its workers are union organizing globally. Apple wants you to get up and walk. And why the SPAC frenzy could potentially transform the startup ecosystem over the coming promocode: rideLinks: Clubhouse announces plans for creator payments and raises new funding led by Andreessen Horowitz (TechCrunch) Big Revolution - Inside the Clubhouse (Big Revolution) Google will turn some of its offices into COVID-19 vaccination sites (Engadget) Google Maps and Search to show COVID-19 vaccination locations (LaptopMag) Exclusive: Google workers across the globe announce international union alliance to hold Alphabet accountable (The Verge) Apple officially launches new ‘Time to Walk’ feature for Apple Watch and Fitness+ (9to5Mac) Apple warns iPhone 12 and MagSafe accessories can interfere with medical devices (Silicon Angle) SPAC boom could finally provide an exit ramp for digital publishers like Buzzfeed and Vice Media (CNBC) When SPACs Attack! A New Force Is Invading Wall Street. (WSJ)

(Bonus) Harvard's Top Astronomer Avi Loeb On Oumuamua

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2021 32:08

In 2017, scientists sighted the first interstellar object, the first thing we definitively know came from outside our solar system… something that was not bound to the gravity pull of our sun. But that was just the beginning of the oddness exhibited by the object known as Oumuamua. It didn’t behave like a comet. It didn’t seem to be made of materials we expect. It was shaped in a way that nothing in nature should be shaped like. And as it curved around our sun, it actually accelerated in a way that we couldn’t account for by the laws of physics. In his new book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, which comes out Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top Astronomer, argues that Oumuamua was most likely an alien craft, or artifact of some kind. It likely had some sort of solar sail mechanism, and actually, suggests it might be functioning as some sort of interstellar buoy. We’re going to get into that in this episode, but stay to the end, because forget small satellites, do you know we could shoot a super small probe, about the size of a small satellite, attached to a solar sail and pushed by a laser right now, today? Humanity could reach another star for the first time in just 20 years… in all of our lifetimes, and we could get the data and pictures back within 24 years. Avi is working on this with the backing of Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg among others. So, come for Oumuamua, and stay for the crazy space project that, in my opinion, should be the one we all band together to

Fri. 01/22 – Alphabet Sends Loon To The Deadpool

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 18:59

What does it mean for Alphabet if it’s starting to cut bait on its “moonshots?” Is Google going to cut bait entirely, on the entire country of Australia? More signs that Apple is atoning for their laptop design sins. Looks like we were right, Plaid is very much, no Visa, no cry. And of course, the weekend longreads Alphabet Pops Loon’s Balloons—but Won't Call It a Failure (Wired) Google threatens to shut down search in Australia if digital news code goes ahead (The Guardian) Apple Plans Thinner MacBook Air With Magnetic Charger in Mac Lineup Reboot (Bloomberg) Plaid Shareholders Field Offers at $15 Billion After Merger Collapse (The Information)Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief (NBC News) The Inside Story of How the Lowly PDF Played the Longest Game in Tech (Marker) The Moderation War Is Coming to Spotify, Substack, and Clubhouse (OneZero) SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 ULTRA REVIEW: THE REAL DEAL (The Verge) Samsung Galaxy S21 review: The best Android phone for the money (Engadget)

Thu. 01/21 – Mark Gurman Dishes On The Apple VR Headset

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 19:19

Apple’s first foray into VR is coming next year, says Mark Gurman, but the real game is in AR and that’s a ways down the road. Amazon wants to help roll out the vaccines. Are laptops getting taller? One chat app to unify them all? And everybody wants a dark mode, even the White promocode: Apple’s First Headset to Be Niche Precursor to Eventual AR Glasses (Bloomberg) LG considers exiting smartphones in 2021 (The Verge) Amazon sends letter to President Biden, says it is ‘ready to assist’ with U.S. vaccination efforts (GeekWire) Facebook refers Trump ban to independent Oversight Board for review (Axios) Goodbye and good riddance to the 16:9 aspect ratio (The Verge) Pebble founder promises iMessage on Android and Windows with universal chat app (The Verge) now has dark mode (The Verge)

Wed. 01/20 – A16Z To Get Into The Media Business?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 16:11

Is Andreessen Horowitz about to spin up its own media platform? Anthony Levandowski gets a pardon and Jack Ma resurfaces. Netflix is about to start printing money, and they’re about to give you a “shuffle play” button. And why Ben Thompson thinks Intel is in even more trouble than everybody Andreessen Horowitz Looks to Launch Opinion Publication as Its Media Ambition Grows (The Information)The Unauthorized Story of Andreessen Horowitz (Newcomer) Donald Trump pardons ex-Waymo, Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski (Engadget) Jack Ma Emerges for First Time Since Ant, Alibaba Crackdown (Bloomberg) Brave becomes first browser to add native support for the IPFS protocol (ZDNet) Netflix shares rise on strong subscriber growth, considers share buybacks (CNBC) Netflix’s ‘Shuffle Play’ feature will roll out to all users worldwide this year (TechCrunch)Intel Problems (Stratechery)Twitter Thread on the Intel stuff

Tue. 01/19 – Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 870

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 17:50

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 870. Cruise, Microsoft and GM all get together in a beautiful marriage that is just as much about cloud computing as it is self-driving. Has the policy controversy endangered WhatsApp in India? And why the whole Smart Home and Internet of Things industry might be taking a Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 870 reheats the Snapdragon 865 for 2021 phones (The Verge) Microsoft invests in Cruise in new $2 billion round (TechCrunch) India asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy over ‘grave concerns’ (TechCrunch) 5G Rivals Face an $81 Billion Tab After Spectrum Buying Spree (WSJ) DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time (ZDNet) Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced (The Guardian) CES 2021: A deep breath for the smart home to determine its future (Stacey On IOT)

(Bonus) Interesting Raise Episode 1!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 24:43

The first ever interesting raise omnibus episode!Links:Hipcamp, ‘Airbnb of the Outdoors,’ Raises $57 Million (The Information)Local news app News Break raises $115M (TechCrunch)Perfect Corp., developer of virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, closes $50 million Series C led by Goldman Sachs (TechCrunch)Veo raises $25M for AI-based cameras that record and analyze football and other team sports (TechCrunch)Graphcore raises $222M for its ultrafast AI chips (SiliconAngle)AI chipmaker Graphcore raises $22M at a $2.77B valuation and puts an IPO in its sights (TechCrunch)Fintech startup Oxygen raises $17M in Series A round (SiliconAngle)AMP Robotics raises $55 million for AI that picks and sorts recyclables (VentureBeat)WeLink raises $185M to deliver high-bandwidth wireless internet to the home using 5G (TechCrunch)

Fri. 01/15 – Are We Really Getting the MacBook of My Dreams?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 20:14

Is Apple finally throwing in the towel and giving us the sort of laptops we actually want? With these IPO first-day pops, forget banks screwing startups, are VC’s also undervaluing companies right now in a way that is unfair? Amazon wants to do in cars what it’s done successfully in homes. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.Sponsors:Oracle For Startups - Kuo details 2021 MacBook Pro: new design with squared-off sides, MagSafe connector and IO return, Touch Bar removed (9to5Mac) Apple Plans Upgraded MacBook Pros With Return of Magnetic Charging (Bloomberg) Online clothing reseller Poshmark closes up more than 140% on first day of trading (CNBC) Amazon opens Alexa AI tech for the first time so car makers can build custom assistants (The Verge) Galaxy Book Flex2: Samsung’s first 5G laptop has an 11th-gen Intel Processor (Digital Trends)Shares in China’s Xiaomi tumble after US investment ban (Financial Times)Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Is Letterboxd Becoming a Blockbuster? (NYTimes) Why the Canadian Tech Scene Doesn’t Work ( An Oral History of Wikipedia, the Web’s Encyclopedia (OneZero) CRISPR and the Splice to Survive (The New Yorker) Spotify Bets Big on Podcasts as a Path to Profitability (Bloomberg Businessweek)Subscribe to the premium feed here

Thu. 01/14 – Samsung Unpacked Brings The New Galaxy S21 Lineup

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 20:03

All the news from the Galaxy Unpacked event. The tech stock IPO first day pop bubble continues. Asus persists with that dual screen laptop thing. BMW has a new way to unlock your car with your phone. And Google absolutely swears it won’t use your fitbit data against you. Swears.Sponsors:Metalab.coTinyCapital.comLinks: SAMSUNG GALAXY S21, S21 PLUS, AND S21 ULTRA FIRST LOOK: POLISHED DESIGN (AND PRICES) (The Verge) The Galaxy S21 Ultra packs two telephoto lenses and supports the S Pen (Engadget) Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag is a $29.99 Tile competitor (The Verge) Max Levchin’s Affirm pops nearly 100% in market debut (CNBC) Asus’ 2021 laptop line includes two new dual-screen ZenBooks (The Verge) BMW’s Digital Key Plus will let iPhones unlock the iX from a pocket or bag (The Verge) Google's Fitbit acquisition is official (TechCrunch)

Wed. 01/13 – The Visa/Plaid Merger Is Called Off

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 19:16

The Visa/Plaid merger is called off, and I’ll tell you why I think this is a sign of the current situation for tech. More tectonic shifts in the chip industry including Qualcomm acquiring a startup and Intel losing its CEO. More smoke around the fire story of an Apple Car. And Facebook has noticed you downloaded Visa Abandons Planned Acquisition of Plaid After DOJ Challenge (WSJ)Qualcomm eyes challenge to Apple, Intel with $1.4 billion deal for chip startup (Reuters) Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him (CNBC) AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su: Interview on 2021 Demand, Supply, Tariffs, Xilinix and EPYC (AnandTech) Every Deleted Parler Post, Many With Users' Location Data, Has Been Archived (Gizmodo) Parler Users Breached Deep Inside U.S. Capitol Building, GPS Data Shows (Gizmodo) Exclusive: Apple held talks with EV startup Canoo in 2020 (The Verge) WhatsApp clarifies it’s not giving all your data to Facebook after surge in Signal and Telegram users (The Verge)

Tue. 01/12 – Intel Unveils New Core i9-11900K Flagship Chip

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 17:20

Intel’s new flagship chips are here. Lenovo’s new laptop lineup is here. Walmart wants in on the fintech startup game. GM is spinning off a new electric delivery truck startup. And I know foldable phones haven’t exactly taken over the world, but could I interest you in a rollable phone?Sponsors: Intel Previews 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake: Core i9-11900K and Z590, Coming Q1 (AnandTech) Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is less than half an inch thick (The Verge) Walmart to create fintech start-up with investment firm behind Robinhood (CNBC) Aptiv unveils new self-driving platform with wireless upgrades (Reuters) GM unveils electric delivery van with 250 miles of range as part of new spinoff business (The Verge) Parler sues Amazon, leveling far-fetched antitrust allegations (The Verge) Following Trump Ban, Facebook Tells Employees to Avoid Wearing Company-Branded Apparel (The Information) LG’s Rollable phone is real and launching in 2021 (The Verge)

Mon. 01/11 – All Of Tech Kills Parler

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 19:29

Once again, did some things happen since we last spoke? A run-down of, especially, the Parler situation. And it’s the first day of CES. Here’s what we’re missing in terms of gadget announcements, cool gadgets we’d love to get hands-on time with and the weird gadgets that make CES so promocode: Amazon Is Booting Parler Off Of Its Web Hosting Service (Buzzfeed) Parler CEO Says Service Dropped By “Every Vendor” And Could End His Business (Deadline) San Francisco police are prepping for a pro-Trump rally at Twitter headquarters (TechCrunch)HP launches new Envy 14 laptop, Elite Folio 2-in1 tablet, and new… earbuds? (Android Authority) Lenovo's ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses can show up to five virtual displays (Engadget) HyperX made its first 60-percent mechanical gaming keyboard (The Verge) WHY CHAMBERLAIN BUILT A $3,000 AUTOMATIC GARAGE DOOR FOR YOUR DOG (The Verge)

Fri. 01/08 – An Apple/Hyundai Car?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 18:58

Interesting new Apple Car rumors, including how they’ve basically raided Tesla for talent, apparently. Alex Stamos and Chris Krebs have formed the security Avengers. People do seem to be jumping ship from WhatsApp. Why Roku is maybe the dark horse of the Streaming Wars. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.Sponsors:TinyCapital.comDoubleUp.agencyLinks: Hyundai Motor says it’s in early talks with Apple to develop a car, sends shares soaring 19% (CNBC)SolarWinds hires former Trump cyber security chief Chris Krebs (Financial Times) Encrypted Messaging App Signal Sees Surge in Popularity Following WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update (MacRumors) Roku TV Was the Top Selling Smart TV OS in 2020 (The Streamable) A New Service Seeks to Streamline Your Streaming (WSJ) ‘TV Remote’ is an app that turns your iPhone into a universal control for your TV (9to5Mac)Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Xbox: The Oral History of an American Video Game Empire (Bloomberg) FarmVille Once Took Over Facebook. Now Everything Is FarmVille. (NYTimes) Archaeology is going digital to harness the power of Big Data (Ars Technica) Here are the 6 most exciting space missions of 2021 (TNW)

Thu. 01/07 – Yes, There’s A Tech Angle To Yesterday’s Events…

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 18:16

Some stuff happened yesterday at the US Capital, and there’s a tech angle to it. Is SolarWinds just the beginning of the supply chain compromises? There’s new wi-fi coming that is faster and broader. Did the Georgia runoff mean the floodgates are now open for tech antitrust? And what the final segment pre-supposes is: putting a 55 inch display inside a car is a good idea.Sponsors:TinyCapital.comLiftoff.toLinks: Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill (NYTimes) Widely Used Software Company May Be Entry Point for Huge U.S. Hacking (NYTimes) SuperData: Games grew 12% to $139.9 billion in 2020 amid pandemic (VentureBeat) Wi-Fi industry launches next-gen 6E certification, and new devices are up next (CNET)Democrats have won the Senate. Here’s what it means for tech. (Protocol) Mercedes-Benz unveils its absolutely massive 56-inch ‘Hyperscreen’ display (The Verge)

Wed. 01/06 – New GPT-3 Models Can Generate Images From Text

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 19:59

There are two new GPT-3 models and now the robots have come for the graphic artists. Trump continues his tech cold war against China, but the question is, will Biden? WhatsApp is further absorbed into the Facebook mothership. Eve Online players broke the game by playing it so hard. And Cameo wants you to know there’s money in the banana stand—I mean... paying Tom Arnold to record a video for or text techmeme to 500-500 for a free 30-day trialLinks: This avocado armchair could be the future of AI (MIT Technology Review)DALL·E: Creating Images from Text (OpenAI Blog) Trump bars U.S. transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay (Reuters) WhatsApp updates its Terms and Privacy Policy to mandate data-sharing with Facebook (XDA-Developers) CIRP: iPhone 12 sales strong at launch, but iPhone 12 mini ‘likely disappointed Apple’ (9to5Mac) Players in Eve Online broke a world record — and then the game itself (Polygon) Cameo launches hiring spree following banner year (Axios)Link to the Clubhouse parody video (@PottsJustin)

Tue. 01/05 – US Banks Can Now Issue Stablecoins

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 18:10

The OCC clears US banks to run crypto nodes and issue stablecoins. Microsoft wants to make One Outlook to rule all your email and calendar apps. Looks like Haven couldn’t solve healthcare. Why haven’t we seen Jack Ma in public for going on two months now? And Singapore says SYKE on that whole, not using Covid tracking data to keep track of US regulator: Federally chartered banks can facilitate stablecoin payments, issue their own (The Block) Twitter acquires social podcasting app Breaker, team to help build Twitter Spaces (TechCrunch) Microsoft’s new ‘One Outlook’ app leaks online (The Verge) Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture to disrupt health care, is disbanding after 3 years (CNBC) Kuo: Apple to Unveil AirTags, Augmented Reality Device, and More in 2021 (MacRumors) Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Has Been Missing For 2 Months (ZeroHedge) Singapore police can access COVID-19 contact tracing data for criminal investigations (ZDNet) Dell built a range of monitors for video conferencing (Engadget) Dell's new Latitude 9000 laptops feature an automatic webcam shutter (Engadget)

Mon. 01/04 – Some Google Workers Say Union YES!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 15:40

Google/Alphabet workers launch an official union drive. We’ve got a date for the Galaxy Unpacked event. Microsoft wants to give Windows a good scrubbing this year. Everyone wants a piece of ShareChat. Gazelle is getting out of the trade-in business. And LG doesn’t want to give up on tv screens you can hide away when not in Google, Alphabet employees seek to form a union (TechCrunch) Samsung officially confirms Galaxy S21 event for January 14th (The Verge) Microsoft planning ‘sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows’ (The Verge) Google and Snap in talks to invest in India's ShareChat (TechCrunch) Trade-in site Gazelle is ending trade-ins (The Verge) Apple will let Amphetamine app stay in the App Store after wrongly telling developer it violated App Store rules (The Verge) This LG display transforms from flat to curved for immersive gaming (The Verge)

Wed. 12/30 – Apple Loses A Copyright Lawsuit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 20:06

Apple loses an interesting copyright law case. Get ready to see TikToks in your Google searches. Amazon’s “other” business unit is becoming a monster. The tech consumers did, and did not AS MUCH partake in over the holidays. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. For the final time in 2020, here’s what you missed in the world of Apple loses copyright battle against security start-up Corellium (Washington Post) Google pilots a search feature that aggregates short-form videos from TikTok and Instagram (TechCrunch)Amazon’s advertising business booms in pandemic (Financial Times) Apple iPhone Devices Sweep 9 of Top 10 Devices on Christmas 2020 (Flurry)Weekend Longreads Suggestions: The Turing Test is obsolete. It’s time to build a new barometer for AI (Fast Company) Tech Choices Dictate Teen Friendships During Pandemic (WSJ) Ambani Sold a Tech Dream for $27 Billion. Now He Has to Deliver (Bloomberg) Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us (The Atlantic) With Money, and Waste, China Fights for Chip Independence (NYTimes) The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life (NYTimes)

Tue. 12/29 – Coinbase To Suspend Trading of XRP

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 17:44

Coinbase is suspending trading of XRP. Ant Group tries to appease the CCP. Will we soon see immunity passports on our phones? We now know the identity of the first tech IPO of the new year. And why, if you’re doing to do some dirt, you might want to know that your car is probably going to bust your code: TECHMEME (all caps, one word) to Suspend XRP Trading Following SEC Suit Against Ripple (CoinDesk) Ant Considers Holding Company With Regulation Similar to Bank, Sources Say (Bloomberg) Los Angeles Vaccine Recipients Can Put the Proof in Apple Wallet (Bloomberg) Qualtrics Files for U.S. IPO Two Years After Sale to SAP (Bloomberg) Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects' alibis (NBC News) TV Ratings: First Streaming-Only NFL Game Scores Solid Numbers for Amazon (Variety)Link to the AMA Auction with Andrew Wilkinson and Chris Sparling:

Mon. 12/28 – After Jack Ma, Is China Freezing Its Entire Tech Sector?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 18:53

The Chinese Communist Party is throwing serious cold water on its entire tech sector by continuing to target Jack Ma. Did Elon Musk once try to sell Tesla to Apple? Drones are getting digital license plates, of a sort. And a look at the generation of search engine startups hoping to, you know, maybe strike at Google while the antitrust iron is launches antitrust investigation into Alibaba (Financial Times) China Tells Ant to Return to Its Payment Roots, Places Curbs (Bloomberg) Alibaba Probe Stirs Global Worry on What’s Next for Chinese Tech (Bloomberg) Kuo: Apple Car Still in Early Stages, Unlikely to Launch Until 2025-2027 at Earliest (MacRumors) Drone-Crowded Skies Get One Step Closer With U.S. Security Rules (Bloomberg)Search engine start-ups try to take on Google (Financial Times) Covid-19 Propelled Businesses Into the Future. Ready or Not. (WSJ)

Wed. 12/23 – XRP, The 3rd Biggest Cryptocurrency Might Be In Big Trouble

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 19:29

The SEC does indeed sue Ripple, and that could be a bigger deal than I thought. Twitter won’t hand over the @Potus Twitter followers to Biden. What Zoom wants to do for its next act beyond video. Controlling your AirPods with your teeth. And, special for this week, a Long Holiday Weekend edition of the Longreads, promocode: SEC Sues Ripple Over 7-Year, $1.3B ‘Ongoing’ XRP Sale (CoinDesk) Biden @POTUS Account Reset to Zero With Trump Followers Out (Bloomberg) Telegram, nearing 500 million users, to begin monetizing the app (TechCrunch) Buoyed by Video Success, Zoom Explores Email, Calendar Services (The Information) Apple Patent reveals new Through-Body' input for AirPods allowing users to control functionality by touching their face, clicking their teeth & more (Patently Apple)Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Our Digital Lives Drive a Brick-and-Mortar Boom in Data Centers (NYTimes) The North Carolina Kid Who Cracked YouTube’s Secret Code (Bloomberg) What if life were a video game? These 650,000 people imagine it that way. (The Washington Post) Czech Startup Founders Turn Billionaires Without VC Help (Bloomberg) Inside the Whale: An Interview with an Anonymous Amazonian (Logic Magazine) Star Wars toys keep changing, and leaving kids behind (Polygon) Shigeru Miyamoto Wants to Create a Kinder World (The New Yorker)

Tue. 12/22 – Why I Think The Apple Car Is For Real

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 18:12

See… I had a feeling. Reuters says Apple really is revealing an Apple Car in the coming years. More details on that suit charging Facebook and Google allegedly agreed to divvy up the ad market. The third biggest cryptocurrency says the SEC is coming after it. And the crazy story behind those sexy butt-flap pajama ads you’ve seen all over the, promocode TECHMEME (all caps, one word) at checkout for 20% promocode: techmemeLinks: Exclusive: Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes 'next level' battery technology - sources (Reuters) Google, Facebook Agreed to Team Up Against Possible Antitrust Action, Draft Lawsuit Says (WSJ) U.S. vs. Facebook: Inside the tech giant’s behind-the-scenes campaign to battle back antitrust lawsuits (Washington Post) Ripple says it will be sued by the SEC, in what the company calls a parting shot at the crypto industry (Fortune) Dailyhunt is India's latest unicorn after backing from Microsoft, Google, others Ouster, maker of self-driving tech, agrees $1.9 billion deal to go public (Reuters) SoftBank launches blank-check company to join SPAC craze (CNBC) IAC shares jump after Vimeo spinoff announcement (CNBC) The bizarre case of the sexy butt-flap onesie that has taken over the internet (Business Insider)

Mon. 12/21 – Big Day For Real Estate Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 17:05

Huge day for Real Estate tech with Opendoor going public to a soaring valuation and RealPage getting bought for a ton of money. Microsoft might design its own custom silicon, cause, why not (to quote Vincent Hanna)? Is the first under the display selfie camera basically a fail? And could we actually see the Apple Car debut as soon as next year? promocode: techmemeLinks: Opendoor Rides SPAC Deal to Lofty $18 Billion Valuation at Market Debut (The Information) Real estate software and data analytics company RealPage to be acquired for $10.2 billion (VentureBeat)Russia’s Hacking Frenzy Is a Reckoning (Wired) Microsoft Designing Its Own Chips for Servers, Surface PCs (Bloomberg) U.S. States Weighs New Google Suit Over App Store Fees (Bloomberg) THE WORLD’S FIRST UNDER-DISPLAY SELFIE CAMERA ISN’T VERY GOOD (The Verge) Sketchy Report Says Apple Car is Years Ahead of Schedule, Will Debut Next Year (MacRumors)

Fri. 12/18 – Chinese Drone Maker DJI Blacklisted By The US

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 20:34

Drone maker DJI is blacklisted by the commerce department. Group video comes to Echo devices. Twitter launches Spaces. Sony offers refunds for Cyberpunk 2077. Coinbase files to go public. And, of course, the weekend longreads, promocode RIDE to skip the use code TECHMEME (all one word, all caps) at checkout Links: US government adds DJI to Commerce blacklist over ties to Chinese government (The Verge) Amazon launches group video and audio calling for Echo devices (The Verge) Twitter launches its voice-based ‘Spaces’ social networking feature into beta testing (TechCrunch) Sony is pulling Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store and offering full refunds (The Verge) Source Code newsletter A moment of reckoning: the need for a strong and global cybersecurity response (Microsoft Blog) Coinbase announces IPO in a milestone for the crypto industry (Fortune)Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Where Tech Workers Are Moving: New LinkedIn Data vs. the Narrative (Big Technology Newsletter) Why I Decided to Leave Substack (A Media Operator Newsletter) New WarnerMedia chief Jason Kilar is moving to shake up Hollywood. Insiders are questioning if he has what it takes to turn around the entertainment giant without destroying it. (Business Insider) Can’t get a PlayStation 5? Meet the Grinch bots snapping up the holidays’ hottest gift. (Washington Post) How AltaVista, our first good search engine, fell into the digital abyss (Tedium)My $200,000 Sushi Dinner (NYTimes)Link to today's easter egg on YouTube

Thu. 12/17 – The Apple-Facebook Cold War Is Getting Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 16:56

Mommy and Daddy are fighting. This time it’s Apple and Facebook and it’s getting pretty heated. The EU okays Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. Substack has resurrected Google Reader, in spirit at least. And why the new antitrust lawsuit against Google is maybe the most serious yet, because we’re talking about actual felonies here. Potentially. Apple’s seismic change to the mobile ad industry is drawing near, and it’s rocking the ecosystem (CNBC) Facebook Attacks Apple Software Changes in Newspaper Ads (Bloomberg) Apple Responds to Facebook's Anti-Tracking Criticism, Says Users Deserve Control and Transparency (MacRumors) Facebook Wades Into ‘Fortnite’ Maker’s Dispute With Apple (WSJ) Facebook criticizes Apple as it welcomes Europe’s new tech rules (CNBC) EU approves Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, subject to conditions (CNBC) HBO Max Is Launching on Roku, After Device Maker and WarnerMedia Finally Bury the Hatchet (Variety) Texas Accuses Google and Facebook of an Illegal Conspiracy (Wired) Substack launches an RSS reader to organize all your newsletter subscriptions (The Verge)

Wed. 12/16 – Google’s Stadia Arrives on iOS and iPadOS In Beta

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 19:28

Day three of the SolarWinds hack fallout sees major investors unloading stock at a suspicious time. M1 chip support comes to some major apps. Periscope joins the Deadpool. Bitcoin crosses $20k. An AirPods Max review. And what if you could make a digital platform for board games? Stadia comes to the iPhone and iPad with new iOS beta (The Verge) Investors in breached software firm SolarWinds traded $280 million in stock days before hack was revealed (The Washington Post) Microsoft starts rolling out native Microsoft 365 for Mac apps for Macs with M1 (ZDNet) Firefox Updated With Native Support for M1 Macs, Mozilla Touts 'Dramatic Performance Improvements' (MacRumors) Exclusive: States close to filing new Google antitrust suit (Politico)Bitcoin Hits Record Above $20K as Analysts Remain Confident of Future (Coindesk) APPLE AIRPODS MAX REVIEW: LUXURIOUS SOUND FOR A LUXURY PRICE (The Verge) I’m so excited about this board games console I just peed a little (TNW)

Tue. 12/15 – Europe’s Big New Rules for Big Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 17:02

Europe’s big new regulatory regime for big tech. More fallout from what looks like the biggest hack our government has ever seen. The FTC asks basically everyone in tech how they get their data. A ‘faraday fabric’ that can serve as an invisibility cloak for radio waves. An interesting raise to make exoskeletons. And a review of the new all electric Ford Tech Giants Face New Rules in Europe, Backed by Huge Fines (WSJ) FTC orders Amazon, Facebook and others to explain how they collect and use personal data (CNBC)U.S. Homeland Security, thousands of businesses scramble after suspected Russian hack (Reuters) Experimental "Faraday fabric" blocks almost all electromagnetic waves (New Atlas) German Bionic raises $20M led by Samsung for exoskeleton tech to supercharge human labor (TechCrunch) Ford’s New Mustang Mach-E Owes a Lot to Tesla (Debugger)

Mon. 12/14 – The “10-out-of-10” US Treasury/SolarWinds Hack

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 16:44

Hackers attack the US Treasury in an attack so severe one person called it a 10 out of 10. Pornhub has removed millions of videos. Amazon’s Zoox has a robo electric taxi. Are the recent IPO pops sign of a bubble? And could Jony Ive’s next job be as the head of luxury automaker Ferrari? Suspected Russian hackers spied on U.S. Treasury emails - sources (Reuters) U.S. Agencies Hacked in Foreign Cyber Espionage Campaign Linked to Russia (WSJ) Pornhub Just Purged All Unverified Content From the Platform (Vice) Amazon’s Zoox Unveils Robotaxi for Future Ride-Hailing Service (Bloomberg) Google Delays Return to Office and Eyes ‘Flexible Work Week’ (NYTimes) Sizzling Tech IPO Market Leaves Investors Befuddled (WSJ)Jony Ive is reportedly in the running to take the driver’s seat at Ferrari (Cult of Mac)Ferrari's Camilleri will be a hard act to follow (Reuters)

(Bonus) - The Future of Video With A16Z's Connie Chan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2020 33:20

Connie Chan, from Andreessen Horowitz, talking about: Live, Social, and Shoppable: The Future of

Fri. 12/11 - Disney+ Is About to Get a Bit More Expensive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 18:25

Disney+ is about to get a bit more expensive, but you’re also gonna get a lot more stuff to watch. Are we in a tech IPO bubble? X64 emulation comes to Windows. Apple whispers that it will likely be dropping Qualcomm like it dropped Intel. And of course, the weekend longreads Disney Plus is increasing its price to $8 a month starting in March 2021 (The Verge) ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Pinocchio’ and More as Disney Leans Sharply Into Streaming (NYTimes) Airbnb skyrockets 112% in public market debut, giving it a market cap of $86.5 billion (CNBC) x64 emulation has come to Windows on ARM (The Verge) Apple Starts Work on Its Own Cellular Modem, Chip Chief Says (Bloomberg)Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Social Strikes Back (A16Z) “A damn stupid thing to do”—the origins of C (Ars Technica)7 Rejections (Brian Chesky) Facebook Sees WhatsApp As Its Future, Antitrust Suit or Not (Bloomberg Businessweek) Who’s Behind the Fight Between Warner Bros. and Hollywood? It’s AT&T (NYTimes) Inside the Human Science of Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist (Variety) How eBird Changed Birding Forever (Outside)

Thu. 12/10 – The Big Facebook Antitrust Cases, Explained

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 17:45

I try to give you the outlines of the Facebook antitrust thing, and what it might mean for tech. Airbnb makes its market debut. Crunchyroll finds a safe home away from AT&T. I bet folks at HBO are jealous. Boston Dynamics finds a new guardian as well, that hopefully can find something useful for it to do. And it really is, finally, the end of the road for The FTC is suing Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp (The Verge) Lawsuits Filed by the FTC and the State Attorneys General Are Revisionist History (Facebook Newsroom) Airbnb shares set to double in IPO — likely to be worth nearly $93 billion (CNBC) Sony’s Funimation acquires anime streaming service Crunchyroll for $1.175 billion (Polygon) Hyundai Motors Reportedly Bought Boston Dynamics For Almost $1 Billion (Gizmodo) Adobe to block Flash content from running on January 12, 2021 (ZDNet)Subscribe to the Kottke Ride Home

Wed. 12/09 – FireEye Says It Got Hacked By A Nation State

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 19:05

FireEye says it got hacked by a nation state. Microsoft’s cloud gaming is coming to iOS in the spring. Samsung’s unpacked event is coming in about a month, and we already got plenty of leaks about the phones we expect to see. Is Apple’s self-driving project still on track? And if you feel like you’ve been getting more spam calls this year, while rents in San Francisco have been plummeting, I’m here to tell you, neither of those trends seem to be to skip the waitlist, promocode: U.S. Cyber Firm FireEye Says It Was Breached by Nation-State Hackers (WSJ)Microsoft confirms Xbox cloud gaming is coming to iOS in spring 2021 (9to5Mac) Google is opening Fuchsia OS development to the public (9to5Google) Here are the official Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra teasers (Android Police) DoorDash skyrockets 80% in market debut, opening at $182 per share (CNBC) Apple Shifts Leadership of Self-Driving Car Unit to AI Chief (Bloomberg)The state of European tech 2020: 20 things you should know (Sifted) Wikifactory has raised $4.5M for its ‘GitHub for hardware’ to make almost anything remotely (TechCrunch) Spam calls grew 18% this year despite the global pandemic (TechCrunch) San Francisco's 35% Plunge in Rents Shows Effects of Tech Fleeing City (Bloomberg)

Tue. 12/08 – Apple’s $549 AirPods Max

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 17:06

Say hello to AirPods Max. Cloudflare and Apple have developed a new internet privacy protocol. Google’s Stadia is finally flipping the switch on one of its biggest selling points. Uber is exiting the self-driving sweepstakes, but what does that mean for its future? And more fallout from that Warner Media streaming promocode: rideLinks: Apple introduces AirPods Max, the magic of AirPods in a stunning over-ear design (Apple Newsroom) Cloudflare and Apple design a new privacy-friendly internet protocol (TechCrunch) Google Stadia will let all users livestream games directly to YouTube tomorrow (The Verge) Samsung’s SmartThings can finally control your Google Nest devices (The Verge) SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network wins $885M in federal aid for rural broadband (GeekWire) Uber sells its self-driving unit to Aurora (CNBC) Christopher Nolan Rips HBO Max as "Worst Streaming Service," Denounces Warner Bros.' Plan (The Hollywood Reporter) ‘Dune’ Producer Legendary Entertainment May Sue Warner Bros. Over HBO Max Deal (Variety)

Mon. 12/7 – ARMpocalypse Soon For The Entire Mac Lineup?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 19:42

Apple isn’t wasting any time when it comes to ARM-ing up its entire Mac lineup, according to Mark Gurman. Wish is about to go public too. Airbnb and DoorDash are lifting their ranges. Is email signatures a bigger market than I ever imagined? And how drone deliveries might change how we design or homes and promocode RIDE for 50% first month!Links: Apple Preps Next Mac Chips With Aim to Outclass Top-End PCs (Bloomberg) Wish plans to price between $22 and $24 per share at up to $14 billion valuation (CNBC) Airbnb Boosts IPO Price Range to Between $56 and $60 a Share (WSJ) Sequoia Capital Warned of a ‘Black Swan.’ Instead, 2020 Is One of Its Best Years Ever (Bloomberg) Exclaimer raises $133 million to help companies manage email signatures (VentureBeat) DRONES ARE POISED TO RESHAPE HOME DESIGN (WSJ)Disney faces digital dilemma despite streaming success (Financial Times)

(Bonus) Peter Kafka on Media, Hollywood, Substack and TikTok

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2020 29:29

As promised, here’s Recode’s Peter Kafka, the dean of the media reporters, someone we should have had on the podcast a long time before this. Do checkout his podcast, Recode Media with Peter

Fri. 12/04 – CRACK! Warners Blows Up The (Traditional) Hollywood Business Model

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 18:25

Another monumental crack across the land as Warner Brothers has maybe signaled the death of the business model Hollywood has relied on for 100 years. Is Stripe signaling it wants to completely rewire the global monetary system? Have Chinese scientists achieved Quantum Supremacy? Would you be interested in deep sea tourism? And of course, the weekend longreads Warner Bros. will release all of its new 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max (The Verge) WarnerMedia’s CEO explains why he’s blowing up the movie business (Recode) Stripe to Offer Banking Services in Deal With Goldman Sachs, Citigroup (WSJ)Stripe: Platform of Platforms (Stratechery) China Stakes Its Claim to Quantum Supremacy (Wired)Triton's latest submarine puts six people in a bubble, 3,300 feet under (New Atlas)Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Hollywood’s Obituary, the Sequel. Now Streaming. (NYTimes)Why Most Newsletters Fail (What Went Wrong) These Tech Startups Want to Sell You Their Life Insurance (WSJ) A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online (NYTimes) An oral history of the hamburger icon (by the people who were there) (invision)

Thu. 12/03 – A Law To Turn Crypto Basic?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 16:50

A new bill could regulate crypto in a way that crypto folks say would defeat the point of decentralization. Facebook antitrust could be coming next week. Loon is the first to turn the skies over to artificial intelligence. Hackers are targeting the vaccine rollout. And now, you too can contribute to Street View on Google US Lawmakers Introduce Bill That Would Require Stablecoin Issuers to Obtain Bank Charters (Coindesk) PhonePe raises $700 million, becomes a separate entity (TechCrunch) FedEx to Buy ShopRunner in Quest for Closer E-Commerce Ties (Bloomberg) U.S. states plan to sue Facebook next week: sources (Reuters) Alphabet’s Loon hands the reins of its internet air balloons to self-learning AI (The Verge) Hackers Are Targeting the Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Cold Chain’ (Wired) Hulu’s Watch Party feature is now available to all subscribers (The Verge) Google Maps now lets you create Street View photos with just a phone (The Verge)

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