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

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@brianmcc

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Episodes

Wed. 10/20 – Facebook To Change Its Name?

10/20/2021
Dropping the “the” from The Facebook isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Dropping Facebook as a name entirely. All the news from today’s Samsung event. Spotify and Shopify finally team up in the greatest crossover event of tech naming confusion. And a first look at that Comcast branded smart TV. Sponsors: HeyLaika.com/techmemeKiwico.com promocode ride Links: Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new nameGalaxy Watch 4 gets its first major update w/ Fall Detection, new...

Duration:00:18:49

Tue. 10/19 – The Google Pixel Event And The Pixel 6

10/19/2021
All the headlines from Google’s latest Pixel event with the new Pixel 6. Some odds and sods from yesterday’s Apple event. Maybe Facebook’s crypto project is about to debut. How much money can the delivery space attract or even support? And more signs that YouTube is becoming a monster business that is increasingly supporting all of Alphabet. Sponsors: FindYourFidelity.comCometBackup.com, Promocode: Ride Links: Android 12 is now rolling out to Pixel phonesGOOGLE PIXEL 6 AND 6 PRO HAVE BIG...

Duration:00:23:05

Mon. 10/18 – Apple’s MacBook Event

10/18/2021
All the headlines from Apple’s event today. The Bitcoin future’s ETF is real, as of tomorrow. Apple’s privacy changes have indeed upended the mobile advertising space… in Apple’s favor. Steam doesn’t want to play the NFT game. And putting a value on Squid Game’s impact for Netflix. Sponsors: Enterprise.Spectrum.com/TechmemeRideHomeNapjitsu.com/techmeme Links: Apple unveils next-generation M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for new MacsApple announces 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro: new design,...

Duration:00:19:28

(TWTR SPC) What IS The Metaverse?

10/16/2021
What is the Metaverse? Why is everyone talking about it? Why is Mark Zuckerberg talking SO MUCH about it lately? And come to think of it, what is Facebook's play for the future? Sponsors: Betterhelp.com/ridehomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:19:39

Fri. 10/15 – Will The SEC Allow You To Trade The (Bitcoin) Future?

10/15/2021
The SEC is poised to let the first Bitcoin futures ETFs trade a soon as next week. Google finally does away with pagination on the mobile web. Why are Waymo autonomous taxis all piling up on one dead end street in San Francisco? And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Dataiku.com Links: SEC Set to Allow Bitcoin Futures ETFs as Deadline LoomsGoogle modernizes US mobile search results with continuous scrollingDead-End SF Street Plagued With Confused Waymo Cars Trying To...

Duration:00:18:49

Thu. 10/14 – LinkedIn Shuts Down In China

10/14/2021
Microsoft is shutting down LinkedIn in China. The first major tech regulation bill of this wave is set to debut in the Senate today. TCL’s cheap smartphones sound pretty good, actually. The gaming industry is serious about combatting cheating. Instacart might be on strike this weekend, and Gitlab celebrates its IPO. Sponsors: FindYourFidelity.comDataiku.com Links: Microsoft Folds LinkedIn Social-Media Service in ChinaEffort to Bar Tech Companies From ‘Self-Preferencing’ Gains...

Duration:00:20:54

Wed. 10/13 – Supply Chain Woes Come For The iPhone

10/13/2021
Apple is forced to cut iPhone 13 production due to lack of parts. Are health features coming to the AirPods? NFT’s are coming to Coinbase. Stripe is hiring for a big push into crypto. Would you like a laptop with a 3D screen? And G4 TV is back, everybody, to remind you how you fell in love with tech in the first place. Sponsors: Postie.com/techmemeUrbanCatalyst.com/techmeme Links: Apple Set to Cut iPhone Production Goals Due to Chip CrunchApple Studying Potential of AirPods as Health...

Duration:00:21:32

Tue 10/12 – Twitter Lets Your Do Your Own Shadow Banning

10/12/2021
Twitter lets you remove followers without having to block them. Magic Leap is back with a fresh $500 million dollars. Canva gets into video while 1Password wants to make it easier to share your password. Microsoft and Nvidia claim to have trained the largest AI language model yet. And when it comes to AI, is China about to dominate everyone else, or are they only focused on one thing? Sponsors: Masterworks.io/rideGainful.com/techmeme Links: Twitter's tool for removing unwanted followers...

Duration:00:20:11

Mon. 10/11 – Pixels To Go Big On Cameras?

10/11/2021
Is Google aiming to take back the smartphone camera crown with next week’s Pixel event? That Twitch leak reinforces the idea that on platform ecosystems, there very much is a 1%. The Chinese Tesla competitors that are hitting milestones faster than Tesla ever did. When and should Disney give ESPN streaming religion? And would you buy Squid Game merch? Sponsors: Oracle.com/goto/rideOurCrowd.com/ride Links: Google says Pixel 6 camera captures ‘150% more light,’ shows ‘Magic Eraser’ on...

Duration:00:22:04

Fri. 10/08 – Tesla Goes Texas; Apple Goes Hollywood

10/8/2021
Tech real estate report. Tesla leaves for Texas, while Apple rocks up in Hollywood. YouTube is gonna stop doing those year-end Rewind videos. A developer says Facebook banned him for life cause they didn’t like his app. And of course, the Weekend Longreads Suggestions where we ask the question: is Google’s famous hiring gauntlet broken? Sponsors: FindYourFidelity.comRealVision.com/techmeme Links: Tesla to Move Headquarters From California to Texas, Elon Musk SaysApple Is Building a...

Duration:00:22:09

Thu. 10/07 – Forget The iCar, Apple Wants To Take Over Your EXISTING Car

10/7/2021
Forget the iCar, Apple wants to take over your existing car. The first candidate to test the App Store cracks has stepped forward. AMD warns that if you install Windows 11, your computer could run slower. GM gets me closer to the self-driving future I want sooner rather than later. And a weird new NFT hybrid lets you play fantasy sports with startups. Sponsors: Wealthfront.com/techmemeDataiku.com Links: Apple’s Plan for Cars: Using iPhone to Control A/C, Seats, Radio and MorePaddle Plans...

Duration:00:20:46

Wed. 10/06 – ALL Of Twitch Leaked?

10/6/2021
The entirety of Twitch has allegedly been leaked. Like, everything from the source code to a creator payout spreadsheet. Snap gears up in the creator economy platform wars. Some AirPods gain Find My Support. The SEC says it has no plans to ban crypto. But worrying stories of alleged fraud have started trickling out of the NFT space. Sponsors: UrbanCatalyst.com/techmemeDataiku.com Links: The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leakedTelegram says it added 70M users during day of...

Duration:00:18:28

Tue. 10/05 – The Great Facebook Outage

10/5/2021
About that Facebook outage yesterday… A Google moonshot project has a surprise profit. But only because its propping up other Alphabet bets. And then, it’s review day. What you can expect if you download Android 12. What you can expect if you download Windows 11. And what you’ll get if you buy one of those Microsoft Surface Laptop Studios. Sponsors: Grammarly.com/techmemeStripe.com Links: PSA: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp went down for 6+ hours; here’s why [U]Gone in...

Duration:00:18:58

Mon. 10/04 – Facebook Whistleblower On 60 Minutes

10/4/2021
The Facebook whistleblower reveals her identity on 60 Minutes. You can preorder the Apple Watch Series 7 this week. New MacBook Pros could still be coming “this month.” Apple is actually the biggest force in the gaming industry, by far. And signs of a product shipping renaissance at YouTube. Sponsors: Overland.com/techmemeKiwiCo.com promocode: ride Links: The Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen, Says She Wants to Fix the Company, Not Harm ItFacebook Is Weaker Than We KnewApple Watch...

Duration:00:18:39

(Bonus) World Cup Of Entrepreneurs Part 2

10/2/2021
Who wins? Jobs? Gates? Musk? Bezos? Collison, even? The grand finale of our #WorldCupOfEntreprenurs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:39:21

Fri. 10/01 – TikTok And NFTs, Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

10/1/2021
TikTok has joined the NFT craze, so the singularity must be nigh. USB-C tries to clear up its customer confusion problem. Zoom abandons a huge acquisition. And a crypto developer is begging users to give $90 million dollars in tokens back, after an all-time screw up. Sponsors: TinyCapital.com Links: TikTok announces NFT collection led by top creatorsUSB-C group hopes new logos will solve customer confusionZoom and Five9 abandon $14.7 billion acquisitionDeFi bug accidentally gives $90...

Duration:00:20:35

Thu. 09/30 – Facebook: Who You Gonna Trust? Us? Or Your Lying Eyes?

9/30/2021
Facebook finally releases the controversial slides to let them speak for themselves, but doesn’t actually let them speak for themselves. A 4K Nintendo Switch was apparently coming, but now is it never coming? Nreal has some AR glasses for binge watching. And Fairphone has released a smartphone that they want you to think of as your “forever phone.” At least, as far as these things go. Links: TinyCaptial.comModern Finance Podcast Links: Facebook Downplays Internal Research Released on Eve...

Duration:00:20:08

Wed. 09/29 – Is Amazon’s Astro Robot… Ready?

9/29/2021
Amazon’s Astro Robot apparently has a tendency to throw itself down stairs. Netflix acquires its first game studio. The interesting company that acquired Genius and now Imgur. Explaining Facebook’s interest in the Tween audience. And Angellist wants to offer founders startup foundation as a service. Sponsors: BankNovo.com/rideTinyCapital.com Links: Leaked Documents Show How Amazon’s Astro Robot Tracks Everything You DoNetflix acquires its first game studio in deal with Oxenfree creator...

Duration:00:20:03

Tue. 09/28 – The Amazon Hardware Event

9/28/2021
As many headlines from the Amazon hardware event as I can manage to squeeze in. Facebook defines the Metaverse as it sees it. Cloudflare wants to be the 4th big player in the cloud. And Satya Nadella himself dishes on that time Microsoft almost bought Tik Tok. His words, the “strangest thing I’ve ever sort of worked on.” Sponsors: Masterworks.io/rideTinyCapital.com Links: Amazon introduces Amazon Glow, an interactive, video calling device for kids and familiesSAY HELLO TO ASTRO, ALEXA ON...

Duration:00:22:09

Mon. 09/27 – Instagram Kids On “Pause”

9/27/2021
Adam Mosseri pumps the breaks on Instagram Kids but still says it’s a good idea. Tesla is letting people into the “full self-driving” beta, and some folks think that’s a bad idea. Apple knows about that Apple Watch bug. What if the factories are the next worries in China. And Cloudflare wants to tackle email now. Sponsors: Kiwico.com promocode rideUrbanCatalyst.com/techmeme Links: Pausing “Instagram Kids” and Building Parental Supervision ToolsFacebook is ‘pausing’ work on Instagram kids...

Duration:00:19:51