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Fri. 10/19 - Google Wants China, But Will China Want Google?

10/19/2018
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Facebook makes a hire that makes British Twitter laugh, here’s how much Google’s going to charge for Android, Google wants China but does China want Google and the Weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors: DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.website Links: Facebook Hires Nick Clegg, Former UK Deputy Prime Minister, as Head of Global Affairs and Communications, to Succeed Elliot SchrageTwitter Suspends Pro-Saudi Bots Spreading Propaganda About the Murder of Jamal KhashoggiTwitter Pulls Down Bot...

Duration:00:20:11

Thur. 10/18 - Apple Says: No... Sleep... Till Brooklyn!

10/18/2018
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Spotify Premium gets a spit shine, Facebook think it knows who was behind that big hack, why everyone and their mother has a subscription box service, and an Apple event in Brooklyn! Sponsors: DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeTiny.website Links: Spotify Premium gets personalized artist radio stations and better searchTwitter makes it easier to see enforcement taken on reported tweetsFacebook Finds Hack Was Done by Spammers, Not Foreign StateAndroid Creator’s Startup Essential Products Cuts About...

Duration:00:18:37

Wed. 10/17 - When is Cheating At Video Games a Crime?

10/17/2018
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Google bows to the EU’s demands, the biggest thing to happen to Github since the pull request, video game cheaters are getting sued, and Facebook brings back MTV’s The Real World. Sponsors: DatadogHQ.com/RideHomeTiny.website99designs.com/techmeme Links: Google will start charging Android device makers a fee for using its apps in EuropeGitHub launches Actions, its workflow automation toolFortnite, GTA V hackers face legal action for online cheatingIt turns out that Facebook could in fact...

Duration:00:20:30

Tue. 10/16 - RIP Paul Allen (1953-2018)

10/16/2018
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Uber’s targeting a blockbuster IPO valuation, cops told to stop looking at iPhones, the Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath, the Pixel reviews are in, and remembering Paul Allen. Sponsors: DatadogHQ.com/RideHomeTiny.website99designs.com/techmeme Links: Uber Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion in a Possible IPOCops Told ‘Don’t Look’ at New iPhones to Avoid Face ID Lock-OutThe Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bathGoogle Pixel 3 review: improving on incredibleGOOGLE PIXEL 3 AND 3...

Duration:00:19:19

Mon. 10/15 - Palm is Back! Sort of...

10/15/2018
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The future of Photoshop is here today, Palm is back to bring us a tiny phone, Apple makes another acquisition, and why we’re doomed to a future of genetic surveillance. Sponsors: DatadogHQ.com/RideHome99designs.com/techmemeTiny.website Links: FINALLY: REAL PHOTOSHOP ON THE IPADAdobe launches new AR and drawing toolsAdobe launches Premiere Rush, a cross-platform video editorApple acquires music analytics startup AsaiiTHE NEW PALM IS A TINY PHONE TO KEEP YOU AWAY FROM YOUR PHONEGENOME...

Duration:00:19:36

Fri. 10/12 - Facebook Reports on its Breach Investigation

10/12/2018
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Facebook announces the results of their investigation into that data breach, the market downturn is biting some tech companies, has Spotify ruined music, and, of course, the Weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors: 99designs.com/techmeme Metalab.co Links: An Update on the Security IssueFacebook rolls out 3D photos that use AI to simulate depthTencent Music Pauses IPO Amid Market TurmoilFAANG stocks have seen $600 billion of market value wiped out — here's how much each one is on...

Duration:00:22:32

Thu. 10/11 - F*** Everything, We're Doing 4 Cameras!

10/11/2018
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Facebook cracks down again, ahead of the election, Apple make some interesting acquisitions, how many cameras does a smartphone need, and Dieter Rams just wants Silicon Valley to slow down. Sponsors: DatadogHQ.com/ridehome99designs.com/techmemeMetalab.co Links: Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profitApple inks $600M deal to license IP, acquire assets and talent from Dialog to expand chipmaking in EuropeApple buys machine learning AR firm...

Duration:00:20:25

Wed. 10/10 - Andy Rubin Can't Quit Smartphones

10/10/2018
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Windows needed a do-over, Snapchat hopes its Originals will give it one too, Minecraft abandons Apple TV, and Andy Rubin can’t quit smartphones. Sponsors: Vistaprint.com (use code RIDE)Leap.ai/rideMetalab.co Links: Microsoft begins re-releasing Windows 10 October update after fixing file deletion bugSnapchat becomes the mobile HBO with 12 daily scripted Original showsSnap Is ‘Quickly Running Out of Money,’ Analyst SaysGoogle Photos adds automated sharing through ‘Live Albums,’ which can...

Duration:00:19:34

Tue. 10/09 - The "Made By Google" Event

10/9/2018
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The big Made By Google event, follow up on that Google+ bug, WeChat is willing to debunk rumors for you and Saudi Arabia doubles down on Masa Son. Sponsors: Leap.ai/rideMetalab.co Links: First look at Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XLExclusive: iPad Pro Face ID details, 4K HDR video over USB-C, AirPods-like Apple Pencil 2 pairing, moreGoogle, Exposures, and Breaches; Was Google Wrong?; The Political Considerations Google Drops Out of Pentagon's $10 Billion Cloud CompetitionSome advertisers are...

Duration:00:21:54

Mon. 10/08 - Google Gets A Data Scandal All Its Own

10/8/2018
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Google has a data scandal and it's a doozy. Facebook portal is real, a Microsoft streaming gaming service is real, next generation Intel chips are manifest, no one knows what to believe in that blockbuster Bloomberg story, and how the Internet Archive works. Sponsors: Metalab.coDataDogHQ.com/ridehome Links: Facebook launches Portal auto-zooming video chat screens for $199/$349THE NEW AMAZON ECHO SHOW’S IMPROVED SCREEN AND BETTER SPEAKERS AREN’T ENOUGHMicrosoft’s xCloud service streams...

Duration:00:19:22

Fri. 10/05 - Evan Spiegel's Plan For Snap's Survival

10/5/2018
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He said she said on that Bloomberg Bombshell, Evan Spiegel’s plan for survival, new Macs are un-repairable, why are Apple Watch faces such a mess, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions. Sponsors: Tiny.website Stories from: @jsnell, @bizcarson Tweets: @karaswisher, @AdamMinter Links: Instagram prototypes handling your location history to FacebookInstagram is testing the ability to share your precise location history with Facebook9 highlights from Snapchat CEO’s 6,000-word leaked memo on...

Duration:00:20:44

Thu. 10/04 - Biggest Hardware Hack Ever?

10/4/2018
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Did China pull off a hardware hack to end all hardware hacks, is a new Nintendo Switch coming as soon as next summer, the ThinQ has five cameras on one phone, and Movie Pass? Still alive! Sponsors: Vistaprint.com promocode: RIDETiny.website Links: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. CompaniesRussia cyber-plots: US, UK and Netherlands allege hackingNintendo Plans New Version of Switch Next YearLG V40 THINQ REVIEW: ONE PHONE, FIVE CAMERASVerizon’s Severance Offer...

Duration:00:18:18

Wed. 10/03 - Presidential Alert - No Action Is Needed

10/3/2018
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Highlights from the Microsoft Surface event, Uber launches its scooter play, streaming service fatigue might be pushing consumers back toward piracy, did you get your smartphone alert from the president, and the new app startup from a young entrepreneur by the name of Bill Gates. Sponsors: Tiny.websiteBubble.is/ride Links: Microsoft has unveiled the $3,499 Surface Studio 2, its super-powerful and gorgeous new competitor to the Apple iMacFacebook Hack Puts Thousands of Other Sites at...

Duration:00:19:47

Tue. 10/02 - Choose Your Own Adventure, But For Netflix

10/2/2018
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Amazon raises its minimum wage, Tesla’s hitting its Model 3 marks, another new California law could change the face of Tech Boards of Directors and Netflix wants us to choose our own adventure. Sponsors: Ziprecruiter.com/rideTiny.website Links: Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all US employeesThe Story of Henry Ford's $5 a Day Wages: It's Not What You ThinkTesla delivered over 55,000 Model 3s in Q3Three US universities now let students use iPhone and Apple Watch as their campus ID...

Duration:00:18:28

Mon. 10/01 - Tim Berners-Lee's Plan To Save The Web

10/1/2018
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California ready to do battle over net neutrality, Instagram under new management, Elon settles with the SEC, and Tim Berners Lee kinda wants a do-over on the whole World Wide Web thing. Casper.com/ride and promo code "ride"Tiny.Website Links: The Trump administration is suing California to quash its new net neutrality lawJustice Department Sues to Stop California Net Neutrality LawSEC settles charges with Tesla's Elon Musk, will remain as CEO but relinquish chairman role and pay stiff...

Duration:00:19:38

Fri. 09/28 - Facebook Breached, Musk Faces A Ban

9/28/2018
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A new Facebook scandal—but this time it’s different, Slack is preparing for an IPO, an exciting new episode of Today in Elon Musk, and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Download the Instants App!Metalab.co Links: Slack Actively Preparing for Early 2019 IPOCoinbase now lets users buy 'bundlesCompound launches easy way to short cryptocurrenciesTesla's Musk pulled the plug on a settlement with the SEC at the last minute The Betterment Weekend Longreads: How Uber is getting...

Duration:00:20:24

Thu. 09/27 - When You Take Being an Apple Fanboi Too Far

9/27/2018
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Facebook said it doesn’t market certain data; surprise, surprise, researchers prove they do, Amazon doesn’t love unions, is the Oculus Quest VR’s iPhone moment, and do ride sharing companies actually make money? Sponsors: DatadogHQ.com/ridehomeMetalab.co Links: acebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact InformationAmazon's Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed in Leaked 45-Minute VideoTeen Apple Hacker Avoids Jail in Australia After Serious AttacksPayment Startup Stripe...

Duration:00:18:12

Wed. 09/26 - Facebook Dirty Laundry

9/26/2018
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More fallout from the Instagram departures and some pretty dirty laundry aired from inside Facebook, Google reverses course on Chrome, Coinbase opens its doors to alts, and maybe I was right about Amazon Homes! Sponsors: Ingage Instants (Instants.io/ridehome)Metalab.co Links: Exclusive: WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Gives The Inside Story On #DeleteFacebook And Why He Left $850 Million BehindFacebook’s Messing With Instagram Prompted Co-Founders’ DepartureProduct updates based on your...

Duration:00:19:57

Tue. 09/25 - The Instagram Founders Ghost Facebook

9/25/2018
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Instagram’s founders turn in their two weeks notice, Samsung accuses Apple of stealing, lots of changes coming to Google Search, and a “Netflix for open source.” Sponsors: DataDogHQ.com/ridehomeStamps.com use promo code RIDEMetalab.co Links: Why Instagram's founders are resigning: independence from Facebook weakenedFacebook’s Terrible Year Hits a New LowQualcomm accuses Apple of stealing chip secrets and giving them to IntelGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai to Meet With Top GOP LawmakersGoogle's...

Duration:00:20:24

Mon. 09/24 - Office 2019 Is Here

9/24/2018
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Office 2019 is here, SiriusXM acquires Pandora, the Chrome browser login controversy, more missed revenue numbers in digital media and Eric Schmidt says there could someday be the regular internet and a separate, Chinese internet. Sponsors: Vistaprint.com, Code RIDE at checkout.Metalab.co Links: SiriusXM to buy Pandora in all-stock deal valued at $3.5 billionWhy I’m done with ChromeUber drivers and other gig economy workers are earning half what they did five years ago Vox Media On Pace...

Duration:00:20:57