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The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.

The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.


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The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.








Mon. 09/26 – Darth Vader’s Voice Is AI Now

UK police make an arrest many believe is related to those recent Uber and Rockstar hacks. Will the iPhone get a design overhaul next year? Cloudflare’s interesting new Zero Trust SIM. Maybe the first copyright for that new AI Art stuff? And why AI is allowing Darth Vader’s voice to live on forever. Sponsors: Links: UK Police arrests teen believed to be behind Uber, Rockstar hacksOne Week with the iPhone 14 Pro Max: Apple’s Not-So-Dynamic...


(Portfolio Profile) Argyle

Argyle is a BIM to Augmented Reality app for Heavy Construction. More at Argyle.Build See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


Fri. 09/23 – Are DAO’s NOT A Liability Shield?

If DAO’s are a modern, blockchain take on the corporation, I’ve got a big, worrying thing to tell you about them. Apple looks to cozy up to the NFL as Amazon seems to have found immediate success with Thursday Night Football. Fitbit takes a page out of the Oculus playbook, post-acquisition. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Links: CFTC Penalizes Blockchain Protocol $250K, Files Action Against Successor DAOApple to Sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime ShowAmazon Scores Big With...


Thu. 09/22 – Instagram To Crack Down On Nudes

More gaming hacks. Instagram wants to stop unsolicited sending of nudes. Layoffs come for Meta in all but name. The end-run Google wants to do around Dolby. Getty Images bans AI art. Larry Page’s flying car startup is shutting down. And a review of the new Apple Watch Ultra. Links: 2K Games says hacked help desk targeted players with malwareInstagram’s finally working on protecting users from unsolicited nude photosMeta Quietly Reduces Staff in Cost-Cutting PushGoogle wants to take on...


Wed. 09/21 – It’s Twitch’s Day Behind The Woodshed

Twitch is the main character of the show today, for good and bad reasons. YouTube takes a serious swing at TikTok. Microsoft releases Windows 11's first major update. Nividia outlines its next gen GPUs. Can Helium make it as an MVNO? And Google does Google things! Sponsors: Links: Twitch to ban streams and other unlicensed gambling contentChild Predators Use Twitch to Systematically Track Kids LivestreamingYouTube will share ad revenue with Shorts...


Tue. 09/20 – Actual Inflation Comes To The App Store

Now the hackers have come for the crypto market makers. Spotify gets into the Audiobooks game. Slack gets in on the whole productivity apps renaissance. Actual inflation is coming to the app store and 1 Euro apps will soon be no more. And the chat room that only opens its doors when your phone’s battery is about to die. Sponsors: Links: Crypto market maker Wintermute hacked for $160 millionUber links breach to Lapsus$ group, blames contractor for hackRockstar comments on...


Mon. 09/19 – Uber Hack ≡ GTA VI Leak?

Did the same kid who allegedly hacked Uber allegedly leak GTA VI gameplay over the weekend? Interpol drops a red ball on Do Kwan. iPhone 14 Pro users report their cameras literally shake when they try to take pictures. Instacart wants to break the tech IPO hex. And the bull and bear case for the Figma acquisition. Links: GTA 6 gameplay leaks online in 90 videosSouth Korean prosecutors ask Interpol to issue red notice for Do KwoniPhone 14 Pro camera shaking and rattling in TikTok, Snapchat,...


(Portfolio Profile) Treasury

Building the fundamental assets for the metaverse, with Treasury. If you want to learn more, contact me, or check out See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


Fri. 09/16 – Big Uber Breach

Uber is investigating a breach of its systems that has caused it to take some of its most important systems offline. The White House has finally delivered that big “comprehensive framework” for crypto regulation. How did Amazon do with its NFL broadcast last night? And, of course, the Weekend Longreads Suggestions. Links: Uber Investigating Breach of Its Computer SystemsUber suffers computer system breach, alerts authoritiesWhite House Releases ‘Comprehensive Framework’ for Crypto...


09/15 – Adobe To Acquire Figma

Adobe plans to acquire Figma for the biggest ever private software company acquisition. Is this a sign of things to come in the productivity space? Happy The Merge Day for Ethereum. TikTok just copies and pastes a BeReal clone. And California launches the first lawsuit against Amazon that might have real consequences. Links: Adobe Tumbles After Agreeing to Buy Figma for About $20 BillionCanva moves beyond graphic design to launch a visual worksuiteZoom Readies Email and Calendar Products...


Wed. 09/14 – The iPhone 14 Reviews Are Out

Arrest warrants for those behind LUNA and UST. Anti-cheating technology comes to video games. Apple is going all in on 3nm chips and soon. Mudge’s testimony before Congress yesterday. A first hands-on with the new Playstation VR thingy. And the reviews for the iPhone 14 are out. Sponsors: Links: Terra Co-Founder Do Kwon Faces Arrest Warrant in South KoreaU.S. Treasury Department releases Tornado Cash guidanceGoogle Suffers Setback in Court Fight to Topple Record EU...


Tue. 09/13 – Google Does Google Things

Google does what it does best. Kills a product line. As the Twitter whistleblower testifies before congress, did extreme heat in California almost bring Twitter down recently? Amazon has updated the entry-level Kindle. And a review of the recently released iOS 16. Sponsors: Links: Google canceled its next Pixelbook and shut down the team building itTwitter starts rolling out podcasts to Blue subscribersExtreme California heat knocks key Twitter data...


Mon. 09/12 – The Whole “Oops! We Lost A Prototype” Gambit

One of those new Meta Quest headsets just happens to have been found in the wild. New Roku gear. Starbucks announces an NFT project. A spinoff Google Moonshot that might be the next generation networking gear. And is TikTok in the crosshairs again, and this time, not just for the US government? Sponsors: code: Links: ‘Quest Pro’ video shows Meta’s next VR headset a month before its launch eventNew Linux malware combines unusual stealth with a full...


Fri. 09/09 – White House Comes Out Against Proof-Of-Work?

Is the US government about to legally curtail proof of work crypto projects? Intel’s big new GPU specs. Uber Eats signs a deal to get into the ankle bots business. What I believe is the oldest startup ever to be acquired by a tech giant. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors:, enter by Sept. Links: White House report proposes possible restrictions on proof-of-work crypto miningIntel Reveals Specifications For Arc Alchemist Desktop...


Thu. 08/09 – Why Disney Also Had 2nd Thoughts About Buying Twitter

Disney’s former CEO throws another lifeline to Elon Musk in his Twitter suit. Crypto folks are suing the US Treasury over an important crypto precedent. Why the current YC batch is still crypto heavy. A very interesting crypto raise. And a deeper look at the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island. Sponsors: Links: Why Disney didn’t buy TwitterCoinbase employees and Ethereum backers sue U.S. Treasury over Tornado Cash sanctionsLegendary China Bets Unwind as Buffett, SoftBank...


Wed. 08/07 – The iPhone 14 Event

All the headlines from Apple’s Far Out iPhone event. Not to be outdone, details on the next Google Pixel event and Meta Quest Pro events. Ring brings end to end encryption to all its hardware. And for the first time in history, an alleged cyberattack has led to a severing of diplomatic ties. Sponsors: and code techmeme130 for $130 Links: The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are official with satellite-based Emergency SOSiPhone 14 Pro and...


Tue. 09/06 – When “They” Turn Off Your Devices For You

Pretty high priority zero-day to tell you about. Is Binance about to upend the stablecoin market with its muscle? When your electrical utility takes over your smart thermostat. And how that rumored always on iPhone display might work in practice. Sponsors: Links: Google Chrome emergency update fixes new zero-day used in attacksBinance, Issuer of Third-Biggest Stablecoin, to Stop Supporting Larger Rival USDCCVS Makes $8 Billion Bet on the Return of the House...


(TWTR SPC) Whither The Creator Economy?

Talking the state of Snap, Substack, and the creator economy generally, with @kyurieff, @simonowens, @MattNavarra, @corinne_podger & @BullishStudio! See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


Fri. 09/02 – iPhone Takes The Market Share Crown

The iPhone install base has surpassed the Android install base in the US for the first time basically since Android began. Apple settled with a developer for the first time any of us can remember. Meta signs a VR chip deal with Qualcomm. The really good and really annoying bits of the new USB standard. And, of course, the Weekend Longreads Suggestions. Links: Apple overtakes Android to pass 50% share of smartphones used in USApple settles lawsuit with developer over App Store rejections...


Thu. 09/01 – Twitter Edit Button Arrives

At long last, an edit button has come to Twitter. Nvidia and AMD say the US has imposed restrictions on exporting chips for AI-related applications to Russia and China. How Apple is gonna handle its new holepunch configuration. Disney wants its own Prime. And an AI art-creation bot you can try, right now, for free. Links: Twitter starts testing an edit button, but you have to pay for itNvidia, AMD warned of new US export restrictions on AI chipsSource: iPhone 14 Pro display cutout to show...