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Friday, 8/17 - The Secret Netflix Subcategories

8/17/2018
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A Google smart speaker with a screen, the crypto mining fad is fading, Silicon Valley has lost a piece of its history, the secret Netflix categories and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: FiresideCONF.com/BrianMetalab.co Links: Google to debut display-equipped AI speaker before holidaysAPNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policyCrypto crash: Despite a strong quarter, Nvidia shares fall on disappointing forecastWish, an Internet Dollar Store, Struggles to Keep...

Duration:00:21:59

Thursday, 8/16 - Now Bezos Wants Movie Theaters?

8/16/2018
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Amazon might buy a chain of movie theaters, why the Saudis invest the way they do, Twitter pisses everyone off because… what else is new? And reviews of the Note 9 and Android Pie are in. Sponsors: DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.coFiresideCONF.com/Brian Links: Amazon in Running to Acquire Landmark Movie ChainSaudi Arabia Goes High-Tech in Approach to InvestingTwitter company email addresses why it’s #BreakingMyTwitterSamsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A better Note for most of usYou Can Really...

Duration:00:17:36

Wednesday, 8/15 - Alexa and Cortana, BFFs

8/15/2018
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Today, Twitter takes action on Alex Jones, a new Intel chip vulnerability, Alexa and Cortana play nice together, consolidation in podcasting and a “rest and vest” for the ages. Sponsors: FiresideCONF.com/brianMetaLab.co Stories from: @AnneMarieSteele, @dseetharaman Tweets: @MattRosoff Links: SPECTRE-LIKE FLAW UNDERMINES INTEL PROCESSORS' MOST SECURE ELEMENTAfter a year's wait, Amazon and Microsoft bring Alexa and Cortana to each other's devicesOneDrive can now automatically backup your...

Duration:00:17:27

Tuesday, 8/14 - Is Kevin Durant teaming up with Marc Andreessen?

8/14/2018
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NVIDIA announces its next generation GPUs, Apple wants developers to get SaaS-y, what if we just rebuilt the cable bundle with streaming channels, Tinder founders file suit and is Kevin Durant teaming up with Marc Andreessen? Sponsors: DataDogHQ/ridehomeMetalab.coFiresideCONF.com/brian Links NVIDIA Reveals Next-Gen Turing GPU ArchitectureHow an invite-only meeting at Apple's luxury loft in New York set the stage for one of the biggest subscription businesses in the worldBanks and...

Duration:00:18:16

Monday, 8/13 - Does Google Track Even When You Say No?

8/13/2018
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Is Google tracking you even when you tell it not to? Big executive departure at Netflix, Elon expounds on taking Telsa private, and how machine learning can identify devs simply by the way they code. Sponsors: FireSideconf.com/brianMetaLab Links: Lenovo Launches Ultra-Thin ThinkPad P1: X1 Carbon Meets WorkstationEVEN ANONYMOUS CODERS LEAVE FINGERPRINTSUpdate on Taking Tesla PrivateChina has outspent the US by $24 billion in 5G technology since 2015, study showsAn 11-Year-Old Changed The...

Duration:00:17:50

Friday, 8/10 - Is Apple's Car Project Back On?

8/10/2018
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Is Apple’s secret car project back on? Is Elon Musk in trouble with the SEC? How many people use Apple Pay? Is Alexa coming to cars? And the weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors: firesideconf.com/brianWeWorkRemotelyBetterment.com/ride Stories from: @gruber Tweets: @jbarro, @kairyssdal Links: Tesla is now worth less than it was before Elon Musk's $420 tweetDoug Field Returns to Apple After Leaving TeslaApple Pay Increasingly Central to iPhoneAmazon launches Auto SDK to bring Alexa to...

Duration:00:19:25

Thursday, 8/09 - Galaxy Note9 Announced

8/9/2018
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The new Galaxy Note 9 is unveiled, New York City caps ride hailing companies, Discord kneecaps Steam—as expected, the continuing saga of Alex Jones and what’s up with Elon Musk now? DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely Links: Samsung Galaxy Note9: Design, specs, features, and pricingNew York Plans to Cap Uber and LyftWhere’s the Money Coming From, Elon?

Duration:00:19:19

Wednesday, 8/8 - The Magic Leap Is Finally A Thing!

8/8/2018
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We can actually, finally find out what Magic Leap does, Snap reports earnings, Slack gets ready for war, Patreon is building a patronage empire and why you’re probably getting ripped off if you’re paying for DSL. Sponsors: Casper.com/ride ... promo code "ride"WeWorkRemotely Links: I TRIED MAGIC LEAP AND SAW A FLAWED GLIMPSE OF MIXED REALITY’S AMAZING POTENTIALMagic Leap Headset Test Drive: Off Your Phone and Into Your WorldMagic Leap’s headset is real, but that may not be enoughPatreon...

Duration:00:19:29

Tuesday, 8/7 - Voting Via App

8/7/2018
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Voting via app will be tested during the midterms, Old Bitcoin Money and New Bitcoin money are in a power struggle, the truth about how we use Alexa, and a new combatant joins the fray in the Streaming Video Wars. Sponsors: DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotelyStamps.com (click the microphone at the tope, type in: ride) Links: West Virginia to introduce mobile phone voting for midterm electionsA Culture War Is Brewing Between Bitcoin’s Old and New MoneyWall Street isn’t boosting...

Duration:00:18:22

Monday, 7/6 - Everyone Bans Alex Jones

8/6/2018
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Nearly every major tech platform bans Alex Jones to one degree or another, does Facebook really want to know your bank balance, MoviePass comes with another subscription pivot, Apple’s plans for India and why $1,000 smartphones might only be the beginning. Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely Links: Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify ban Infowars' Alex JonesFacebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our UsersFacebook taps banks, but for chatbots not purchase data like GoogleMoviePass...

Duration:00:17:59

Friday, 8/03 - Is Fortnite Bigger Than Google Play?

8/3/2018
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Fortnite snubs Google, Amazon Prime Video is coming to Comcast, Peloton raises a ton, the top ten programming languages of 2018 and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Okta.com/techmemeMetalab.co Links: Epic Games sidesteps the Play Store with Fortnite for Android launchReady, Aim, Hire a ‘Fortnite’ Coach: Parents Enlist Videogame Tutors for Their ChildrenGoogle Maps location sharing shows your contact's battery levelThe 2018 Top Programming Languages The...

Duration:00:18:21

Thursday, 8/02 - Apple Hits A Trillion!

8/2/2018
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Apple hits a trillion, a midwestern unicorn cashes in, the Surface Go reviews are in, there are no perfect tools for making memes, and Tesla is adding video games to its cars. Sponsors: Metalab.coDatadogHQ.com/ridehome Links: Cisco to acquire Ann Arbor-based Duo Security in $2.35 billion dealSurface Go review: The ideal cheap Windows tablet... almostThe tiny Microsoft Surface Go is available now, and it’s an overachieverMicrosoft Surface Go review: Barely better than a netbookThe...

Duration:00:18:01

Wednesday, 8/01 - Is Google Returning To China?

8/1/2018
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Google has a secret plan to return to China, the Apple earnings analysis, Masayoshi Son goes “Brandless” and in praise of microfilm! Sponsors: Okta.com/techmemeMetalab.co Links: GOOGLE PLANS TO LAUNCH CENSORED SEARCH ENGINE IN CHINA, LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEALApple tops 300 million paid subscriptions as it reportedly preps new subscription servicesThis No-Brand Startup Won $240 Million to Fight Amazon on Price and QualityMicrofilm Lasts Half a Millennium

Duration:00:18:55

Tuesday, 7/31 - Facebook Finds More Election "Bad Actors"

7/31/2018
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Facebook reveals fresh election meddling, Galaxy 9s might not be selling well, but Nintendo Switches sure are, and Playstation 4s still are, Uber stops truckin’ and Google Maps will predict which restaurant you’ll like. Sponsors: DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeZiprecruiter.com/rideMetalab.co Stories from: @kerby, @fredwilson Tweets: @LDrogen Links: Smartphone Slowdown Hits Profits at Samsung ElectronicsSony can't stop making money from PlayStationUber’s self-driving trucks division is dead,...

Duration:00:17:14

Monday, 7/30 - Self-Driving Cars Need To Talk To Us

7/30/2018
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The king of the bitcoin miners mulls an IPO (not an ICO), the prediction market Augur gets dark, a “Netflix for gadgets” and a “Dallas Cowboys for e-sports” both raise money, advice for Twitter and Facebook, and why autonomous cars need to talk to us. Metalab.coOkta.com/techmeme Links: Scoop: Bitcoin Mining Company Bitmain Hit $1.1 Billion in Profits in Q1 2018The First Augur Assassination Markets Have ArrivedGrover raises €37M Series A to offer latest tech products as a...

Duration:00:18:53

Friday, 7/27 - The Dreaded MAU Strikes Again!

7/27/2018
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Slack takes out some competitors, Twitter get its own earnings shock, Amazon is just fine, thank you very much, Stripe issues credit cards, MoviePass… still alive at the time of this recording… and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Okta.com/techmemeWeWorkRemotely Stories from: @neilstrauss, @lmatsakis Tweets: @sparkycollier Links: Goodbye HipChat: Slack and Atlassian Team Up on Chat SoftwareThis is the Amazon everyone should have feared — and it has nothing to do with its...

Duration:00:20:18

Thursday, 7/26 - The Greatest Loss of Market Value In a Single Day... Ever

7/26/2018
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The Facebook earnings disaster. What else? But also Qualcomm walks away from an acquisition, Amazon’s facial recognition tech seems pretty flawed, and Samsung might have invented unbreakable displays for smartphones! Sponsor: DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely Links: Samsung announces new 'unbreakable' display that survives punishing UL certification

Duration:00:20:37

Wednesday, 7/25 - China to Facebook: Not So Fast!

7/25/2018
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Another internal Facebook memo leaks, China tells Facebook “not so fast,” Steam battles Discord, why the iPhone can’t compete in China, and a Y2K bug for the new millennium. Sponsors: Okta.com/techmemeWeWorkRemotely Links: Departing Facebook Security Officer's Memo: "We Need To Be Willing To Pick Sides"China Said to Quickly Withdraw Approval for New Facebook VentureSteam is rolling out its new Discord-like chat features to all usersGeneral Motors wants its customers to rent their cars...

Duration:00:19:45

Tuesday, 7/24 - Laptops Are Too Thin and Too Light!

7/24/2018
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Alphabet earnings, Google’s Translation app takes over the world, potentially two new Xbox consoles, Verizon wants to deliver TV over 5G and the thin-and-light laptop revolution has gone too far! Sponsors: DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeWeWorkRemotely Links: Alphabet surges to all-time high as Wall Street says internet giant’s big bets are ‘paying off’ (CNBC)Alphabet’s experimental investments in the future continue to cost it a fortuneGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai revealed a jaw-dropping fact about...

Duration:00:18:56

Monday, 7/23 - Samsung's Big Step Toward 5G

7/23/2018
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Susan Fowler Rigetti gets a high profile new job, a Lyft and Uber driver was live-streaming without consent, Samsung takes a big step toward a 5G world, and why is Google Translate spitting out religious prophecies? Sponsors: YouMagazine.com/techmemeWeWorkRemotely

Duration:00:18:40