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Fri. 12/14 - Facebook Faces a GDPR Inquiry

Fri. 12/14 - Facebook Faces a GDPR Inquiry - Direct RSS feed starting this weekend, just in case The bomb scare email scam that demanded bitcoin, Facebook’s Photo API gave away too many photos, Apple strikes back at Qualcomm, Apple kills its second music-based social network, an Apple analyst sounds alarm bells about iPhone unit sales, Instacart breaks up with Whole Foods, PlanetScale brings mega-scaling technology to the masses, and of course the Weekend...


Thu. 12/13 - Apple Keeps Austin Weird

Apple keeps Austin weird with a new campus, RobinHood launches checking and savings accounts, hands on with the Apple Watch ECG thingy, and the most disliked video in YouTube history. Sponsors: Links: Apple to invest $1 billion in new Austin campusAmazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site and Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez’s SupportersAmazon Went to City Hall. Things Got Loud, Quickly.High-Tech Degrees and the Price of an Avocado: The Data New York Gave...


Wed. 12/12 - Intel's Next Generation Architecture

Intel’s next generation architecture revealed, was China behind that massive Marriott hack, Good Money wants to give customers a stake in their own banking, and what is Michael Dell’s long game? Sponsors: (promo code: ride) Links: Intel unveils a new architecture for 2019: Sunny CoveIntel is bringing teraflop integrated graphics to 10nm chips in 2019AN INTEL BREAKTHROUGH RETHINKS HOW CHIPS ARE MADEMarriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies...


Tue. 10/11 - Mr. Pichai Goes to Washington

Mr. Pichai goes to Washington, another bug prompts Google to kill Google+ even sooner, Keurig for beer makes no sense, and Doom turns 25. Sponsors: Links: Google moves up Google+ consumer shutdown to April 2019Uber customers and drivers are furious after a major outage causes all kinds of issuesSocial media outpaces print newspapers in the U.S. as a news sourceFintech start-up Plaid raises $250 million at $2.7 billion...


Mon. 12/10 - iPhone Sales Banned in China

iPhone sales blocked in China, Apple’s getting into the A&R business, pump the breaks on the e-scooter hype, and forget the notch, 2019 might be the year of the hole punch. Sponsors: Links: China bans many iPhone models in Qualcomm patent disputeCan the U.S. Stop China From Controlling the Next Internet Age?Huawei CFO Arrested, Australia’s Awful LawApple acquired Platoon, a platform for musicians to create and distribute work Investor Frenzy for Scooter...


Fri. 12/07 - Microsoft Calls for Regulation of AI

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition AI, the Crypto market crash is starting to claim casualties, Reddit is quietly doing very well, thank you very much, and the Weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Links: MICROSOFT WANTS TO STOP AI'S 'RACE TO THE BOTTOM'Scientists create AI that can crush the world's best AI (at board games, thankfully) Crypto Market Crash Leaving Bankrupt Startups in its WakeReddit’s Year in Review: 2018 The...


Thu. 12/06 - Huawai’s CFO Arrested and Stock Markets Quake

Huawai’s CFO arrested and stock markets quake, Google’s Allo joins the crowded Google Deadpool, Lyft files for an IPO and are Amazon’s robots finally rebelling? Sponsors: Links: Canada arrests Huawei’s global chief financial officer in VancouverMicrosoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chrome and bringing it to the MacGoogle is shutting down AlloRide-hail firm Lyft races to leave Uber behind in IPO chaseThese Confidential Charts Show Why Facebook Bought...


Wed. 12/05 - Facebook Gets Docu-dumped by the UK

The UK Parliament docu-dumps on Facebook, Qualcomm fires the starter pistol on 5G rollout, an actual test drive on Waymo’s new ride hailing service, and behind that $100 million Friends deal. Sponsors: Links: Note by Damian Collins MPQualcomm announces the Snapdragon 855 and its news under-display fingerprint sensor Qualcomm announces first ultrasonic fingerprint reader: Headed to the Galaxy S10?Fortnite’s Minecraft-like creative mode launches...


Tue. 12/04 - Microsoft To Replace Edge with a Chromium Browser

Another day, another data breach, this time Quora, Microsoft might be replacing the Edge web browser, and maybe even replacing Windows, a review of some low-end smartphones and why 4k streaming and data caps are on a collision course. Sponsors: Links: Quora Security UpdateMicrosoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10What is Windows Lite? It's Microsoft's Chrome OS KillerNVIDIA's new AI turns videos of the real...


Mon. 12/03 - Tumblr Bans NSFW... And Dooms Itself?

Tumblr bans adult content, is Apple going to sit on the 5G sidelines, Uber has held talks about acquiring either Bird or Lime, a new self-driving car yardstick and resetting your web browser to square one. Links: Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17thApple Will Wait Until at Least 2020 to Release a 5G iPhoneKuo: ‘All-new design’ AirPods in 2020, wireless charging model in first quarter 2019Uber Exploring Deal to Buy Bird or LimeTencent Music...


Fri. 11/30 - The Big Marriott/Starwood Data Breach

The monster Starwood Hotels data breach, Apple music comes to Amazon Echo devices, Instagram rolls out “close friends” lists, Airbnb wants to build your house, not just rent it, and the Weekend Longreads Suggestions. Sponsors: Links: Marriott says 500 million Starwood guest records stolen in massive data breach SEC charges Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled for promoting ICOs without disclosing paymentsApple Music is coming to the Amazon EchoInstagram now...


Thu. 11/29 - YouTube Jumps on the Stories Bandwagon

Amazon gets into self-driving cars… in a way, Google Assistant adds some familiar features, YouTube rolls out Stories, and WTF is happening in Crypto? Sponsors: Stories from: @RolfeWinkler Tweets: @CrankGameplays, @SavinTheBees Links: Amazon debuts a scale model autonomous car to teach developers machine learning New Parents Complain Amazon Baby-Registry Ads Are DeceptiveAn Amazon revolt could be brewing as the tech giant exerts...


Wed. 11/28 - Google Fi (née Project Fi) Comes to iPhones

The biggest ad fraud ever? Amazon gets into medical records, Project Fi comes to iPhones, one of Elon’s LA tunnels is canceled, and the Big Mouth Billy Bass enters the 21st Century. Sponsors: Links: 8 People Are Facing Charges As A Result Of The FBI’s Biggest-Ever Ad Fraud InvestigationBig Tech Expands Footprint in HealthProject Fi is now Google Fi, and it will work with iPhones and most Android devicesWaymo taps former NTSB chair to oversee safety of...


Tue. 11/27 - Why Is Shopping On Amazon So Hard? (Replacement)

AWS goes the custom silicon route, Facebook Watch goes after the olds, will Microsoft leapfrog Apple and why does Amazon’s shopping experience suck so much? Sponsors: Stories from: @katienotopoulos, @ShiraOvide Tweets: @ajassy, @AlexSchleber Links:


Tue. 11/27 - Why Is Shopping On Amazon So Complicated?

AWS goes the custom silicon route, Facebook Watch goes after the olds, will Microsoft leapfrog Apple and why does Amazon’s shopping experience suck so much? Sponsors: Stories from: @katienotopoulos, @ShiraOvide Tweets: @ajassy, @AlexSchleber Links: Amazon Web Services introduces its own custom-designed Arm server processor, promises 45 percent lower costs for some workloadsFacebook's YouTube competitor is pivoting to older...


Mon. 11/26 - Apple Visits the Supreme Court

Apple heads to the Supreme Court over antitrust concerns about its App Store; Facebook’s internal documents are seized by the British Parliament; what’s behind the resurgence of Atari; the human story of Black Friday inside Amazon’s fulfillment centers; and Lenny—a chatbot designed to frustrate telemarketers. Sponsors: Links: U.S. top court leans toward allowing Apple App Store antitrust suitMy Amicus BriefParliament seizes cache of Facebook internal...


Tue. 11/20 - Worse Shape: Tech Stocks or Crypto?

Storm clouds everywhere! Tech stocks in bear market territory, crypto in full-on meltdown territory… but video games might help solve science’s gender problem and this one spacebar trick might make your iPhone insanely more useful. Oh, and the weekend Longreads suggestions. Sponsors: MetaLab.coCyberwire Podcast Links: It's Official: Once Mighty FAANG Stocks Have All Entered a Bear MarketSilicon Valley wages have dropped for all except highest-paying jobs: reportBitcoin drops 12% to below...


Mon. 11/19 - Are iPhone Sales Really Underwhelming (This Time)?

Skype calls on Amazon Echos, Tumblr disappears from iOS, Facebook on a war footing, iPhone sales storm clouds, and the Bitcoin Cash hard fork explained. Sponsors: Links: Skype calling now available on AlexaTweet Storm on Where Tumblr's GoneWith Facebook at ‘War,’ Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive StyleTim Cook defends multibillion-dollar Google search deal despite Apple’s privacy focusApple Suppliers Suffer With Uncertainty Around iPhone DemandWith...


Fri. 11/16 - How Much Money Does Airbnb Make?

Airbnb opens the kimono, a disc-less Xbox, Facebook pushes back on controversy, SpaceX gets a key go-ahead, and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Links: Airbnb booked more than $1 billion in third quarter revenueMicrosoft’s Building a Disc-Less Xbox One for Release in 2019Facebook Morale Takes a Tumble Along With Stock Price‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students. Major SMS security lapse is a reminder to...


Thu. 11/15 - The Bombshell NYTimes Story on Facebook

That huge New York Times story behind the scenes of Facebook, Google adds business messaging to Google Maps, Uber eats is a monster business, Amazon Go has a rival and there’s a new King of YouTube. Sponsors: CyberWire Podcast Links: Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through CrisisGoogle Maps will let you chat with businessesUber continues to lose money as it scales scooters, bikes and other newer businesses Amazon Go competitor...