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Tue. 06/19 – Is Facebook Now in Crypto... or Just Payments?

6/18/2019
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Facebook announces Libra, Twitch acquires Bebo, are unmanned convenience stores something people even want, Facebook wants more houses in Silicon Valley, and LA real estate is starting to look like Silicon Valley. Sponsors: SVB.com/nextCastro Links: Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to knowFACEBOOK’S CALIBRA IS A SECRET WEAPON FOR MONETIZING ITS NEW CRYPTOCURRENCYLibra White Paper Shows How Facebook Borrowed From Bitcoin and EthereumThere’s a Second Token: A Breakdown...

Duration:00:19:07

Mon. 06/17 – The 5G iPhones Might Be Both Bigger and Smaller

6/17/2019
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The 5G iPhones might be both bigger and smaller, both Huawei and the chip industry prepare for tough times, Genius says it caught Google red-handed, is the US making a big 5G mistake and what exactly is farming-as-a-service? Sponsors: CastroLinkedin Links: Huawei Braces for Phone Sales Drop of Up to 60 Million OverseasBroadcom's $2 billion warning rattles global chip sectorKuo on 2020 iPhones: 5.4-Inch and 6.7-Inch Models With 5G, 6.1-Inch Model With LTE, All With OLED DisplaysLyrics...

Duration:00:20:08

The Business of Content With Simon Owens

6/16/2019
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Simon Owens is a journalist who, in his writing, podcasting and newsletters, covers the whole gamut of digital media, from the creator side to the publisher side… from the journalist side to the business side. So, we’ve got a great, wide-ranging conversation today about everything from newsletters, to YouTube, to paywalls to podcasts. And check out Simon’s great podcast, The Business of Content. Sponsors: Instacart. Promocode RIDE at checkout.Wix.com/podcast

Duration:00:28:14

The Business of Content With Simon Owens

6/16/2019
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Simon Owens is a journalist who, in his writing, podcasting and newsletters, covers the whole gamut of digital media, from the creator side to the publisher side… from the journalist side to the business side. So, we’ve got a great, wide-ranging conversation today about everything from newsletters, to YouTube, to paywalls to podcasts. And check out Simon’s great podcast, The Business of Content. Sponsors: Instacart. Promocode RIDE at checkout.Wix.com/podcastSupport the show.

Duration:00:29:24

Among the Amazon Robots With Matt Simon

6/15/2019
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That Wired longread that I suggested yesterday, about Amazon’s warehouse robots really stuck with me for personal reasons you’ll hear in a second. I talked to the author of the piece, Matt Simon, not only cause I wanted more flavor on what it was like to work with these things, but because he also raises interesting ideas about human/robot symbiosis. In short, the robot apocalypse might still be coming, but not today. And for the foreseeable future, that might be the growth industry for...

Duration:00:25:36

Among the Amazon Robots With Matt Simon

6/15/2019
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That Wired longread that I suggested yesterday, about Amazon’s warehouse robots really stuck with me for personal reasons you’ll hear in a second. I talked to the author of the piece, Matt Simon, not only cause I wanted more flavor on what it was like to work with these things, but because he also raises interesting ideas about human/robot symbiosis. In short, the robot apocalypse might still be coming, but not today. And for the foreseeable future, that might be the growth industry for...

Duration:00:23:45

Fri. 06/14 - Are Foldable Phones Cursed?

6/14/2019
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Are foldable phones cursed—and will we ever see one? Facebook coin might be coming as early as next week, the hottest crypto is up 330% YTD but you’ve probably never heard of it, some IPOs to report on and, of course, the weekend longread suggestions. Sponsors: PixelUnion.netTech.FidelityCareers.com Links: Huawei delays foldable phone launch until September to do extra tests after Samsung’s troublesHuawei delays launch of foldable Mate X following Galaxy Fold failureAT&T Cancels All...

Duration:00:20:41

Fri. 06/14 - Are Foldable Phones Cursed?

6/14/2019
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Are foldable phones cursed—and will we ever see one? Facebook coin might be coming as early as next week, the hottest crypto is up 330% YTD but you’ve probably never heard of it, some IPOs to report on and, of course, the weekend longread suggestions. Sponsors: PixelUnion.netTech.FidelityCareers.com Links: Huawei delays foldable phone launch until September to do extra tests after Samsung’s troublesHuawei delays launch of foldable Mate X following Galaxy Fold failureAT&T Cancels All...

Duration:00:21:51

Thu. 06/13 - The Most Interesting Startup I've Heard Of In A While

6/13/2019
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Telegram is getting DDoS’d, Google pulls a Radiohead on Pixel phone leakers, Bird buys Scoot, my dream TV is a wall, and the most interesting startup I’ve heard about in a while. Sponsors: SVB.com/nextPixelUnion.net Links: Telegram faces DDoS attack in China... again NFC gets a lot more powerful in iOS 13 This is Google’s Pixel 4 Scooter Startup Bird Buys Struggling Competitor Scoot Ford will test new third-generation self-driving cars in Detroit Samsung's massive The Wall TV is now...

Duration:00:18:43

Thu. 06/13 - The Most Interesting Startup I've Heard Of In A While

6/13/2019
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Telegram is getting DDoS’d, Google pulls a Radiohead on Pixel phone leakers, Bird buys Scoot, my dream TV is a wall, and the most interesting startup I’ve heard about in a while. Sponsors: SVB.com/nextPixelUnion.net Links: Telegram faces DDoS attack in China... againNFC gets a lot more powerful in iOS 13This is Google’s Pixel 4Scooter Startup Bird Buys Struggling Competitor ScootFord will test new third-generation self-driving cars in DetroitSamsung's massive The Wall TV is now available...

Duration:00:18:43

Wed. 06/12 - The DOJ is Telegraphing its Possible Punches to Silicon Valley

6/12/2019
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The state of the Internet according to Mary Meeker, Houseparty joins the Fortnite party, Uber Elevate is planning some important firsts, the DOJ is telegraphing its possible punches to Silicon Valley, and someone find Have I Been Pwned a good home. Sponsors: PixelUnion.netPaintYourLife.com: Text the word TECH to 48-48-48 Links: Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internetFortnite maker Epic acquires social video app HousepartyApple Discusses Acquisition of Intel’s German Modem...

Duration:00:18:11

Wed. 06/12 - The DOJ is Telegraphing its Possible Punches to Silicon Valley

6/12/2019
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The state of the Internet according to Mary Meeker, Houseparty joins the Fortnite party, Uber Elevate is planning some important firsts, the DOJ is telegraphing its possible punches to Silicon Valley, and someone find Have I Been Pwned a good home. Sponsors: PixelUnion.netPaintYourLife.com: Text the word TECH to 48-48-48 Links: Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internetFortnite maker Epic acquires social video app HousepartyApple Discusses Acquisition of Intel’s German Modem...

Duration:00:18:11

Tue. 06/11 - "Any data that is collected, WILL be breached."

6/11/2019
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An abject example of the maxim, “any data that is collected, will be breached,” Foxconn isn’t worried about a trade war so maybe Apple doesn’t have to be, electric car charging is about to get easier, and why it’s weird that Spotify can advertise against your moods. Sponsors: Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon by Ash CarterPixelUnion.net Links: Don’t smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trapThe CBP Data Breach Apple’s...

Duration:00:18:13

Tue. 06/11 - "Any data that is collected, WILL be breached."

6/11/2019
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An abject example of the maxim, “any data that is collected, will be breached,” Foxconn isn’t worried about a trade war so maybe Apple doesn’t have to be, electric car charging is about to get easier, and why it’s weird that Spotify can advertise against your moods. Sponsors: Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon by Ash CarterPixelUnion.net Links: Don’t smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trapThe CBP Data BreachApple’s...

Duration:00:18:13

Mon. 06/10 - The New Xbox Looks Like a Beast

6/10/2019
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The next generation Xbox sounds like a beast, Salesforce buys Tableau, Apple might buy a self-driving car startup, we finally get some details on Quibi and does Broadway want to jump on the streaming video bandwagon? Sponsors: Pantheon.io/ridePixelUnion.net Links: Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox: 8K graphics, SSD storage, and ray-tracing for 2020 Microsoft’s new Xbox streaming mode is arriving in October for consoles I tried Project xCloud at Xbox's E3 2019 show. It is real. It is...

Duration:00:20:35

Mon. 06/10 - The New Xbox Looks Like a Beast

6/10/2019
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The next generation Xbox sounds like a beast, Salesforce buys Tableau, Apple might buy a self-driving car startup, we finally get some details on Quibi and does Broadway want to jump on the streaming video bandwagon? Sponsors: Pantheon.io/ridePixelUnion.net Links: Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox: 8K graphics, SSD storage, and ray-tracing for 2020Microsoft’s new Xbox streaming mode is arriving in October for consolesI tried Project xCloud at Xbox's E3 2019 show. It is real. It is...

Duration:00:19:59

WWDC Debrief With John Voorhees of MacStories

6/8/2019
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Does what is says on the tin. John Voorhees helps us sum up WWDC, get act dev reaction from the floor of the conference, and pick up some of the stray threads we missed from Apple's biggest week of the year. Sponsors: Capterra.com/rideMolekule.com checkout code: ride for $75 off

Duration:00:25:13

WWDC Debrief With John Voorhees of MacStories

6/8/2019
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Does what is says on the tin. John Voorhees helps us sum up WWDC, get act dev reaction from the floor of the conference, and pick up some of the stray threads we missed from Apple's biggest week of the year. Sponsors: Capterra.com/rideMolekule.com checkout code: ride for $75 offSupport the show.

Duration:00:24:37

Fri. 06/07 - Walmart Wants To Deliver to Your... Fridge...

6/7/2019
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Now you can’t get Facebook on new Huawei phones, Barnes and Noble waives the white flag, WarnerMedia abandons that tiered streaming plan idea, Walmart wants to deliver directly to your refrigerator and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Tiny.websitePantheon.io/rideVistaprint.com/RIDE Links: Exclusive: Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones Elliott Management to acquire Barnes & Noble for $683 million Amazon’s Home Surveillance Company Is Putting Suspected Petty...

Duration:00:23:23

Fri. 06/07 - Walmart Wants To Deliver to Your... Fridge...

6/7/2019
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Now you can’t get Facebook on new Huawei phones, Barnes and Noble waives the white flag, WarnerMedia abandons that tiered streaming plan idea, Walmart wants to deliver directly to your refrigerator and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Tiny.websitePantheon.io/rideVistaprint.com/RIDE Links: Exclusive: Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phonesElliott Management to acquire Barnes & Noble for $683 millionAmazon’s Home Surveillance Company Is Putting Suspected Petty...

Duration:00:23:23