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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.


Episode Date
Friday, June 22, 2018 - The Tesla Sabotage Story Gets Weirder?
00:19:45

The Supreme Court rules on cell phone tracking, YouTube gets channel memberships, Twitter literally smites Smyte, the Elon Musk sabotage saga gets weirder and the weekend longreads suggestions.

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Stories from: @sarahintampa, @drewharwell

Tweets: @mathewi 

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Weekend Longreads:

Jun 22, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Whatever Happened to Apple's AirPower?
00:22:35

Intel’s CEO steps down, an update on Apple’s AirPower wireless charger, a Supreme Court ruling will have a big impact on e-commerce, and Amazon Fire TV Cube reviews.

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Stories from: @jessiwrites, @chrisvelazco

Tweets: @kevinctofel

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Jun 21, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Instagram Debuts IGTV
00:16:32

The immigration controversy comes to Silicon Valley, Instagram debuts IGTV, Disney ups its bid for Fox, and a new phone finds a new way around “the notch.”

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Jun 20, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Musk Fears Sabotage
00:18:18

Verizon and AT&T stop selling your location data, Google roles out a couple of cool new things, Alexa is coming to your hotel, Elon Musk is worried about sabotage, and how Europe might kill meme culture.

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Stories from: @jacknicas

Tweets: @coryweinberg, @danprimack

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Jun 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018 - Apple Upgrades 911 Calls
00:18:12

Apple upgrades 911 calls—and is taking a case to the Supreme Court—Google invests big time in China, gaming addiction is officially a disorder, and how an Australian telecom company is screwing up the World Cup.

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Stories from: @stevelevine, @tiffkhsu

Tweets: @mhbergen

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Jun 18, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 - Oprah Signs With Apple
00:21:53

Oprah signs with Apple, but OLEDs aren’t working out for Apple, Netflix has a hidden source for teen comedy hits, the weekend longreads suggestions, and, if you can believe it, William Shatner’s new gig.

Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely

Stories from: @mochi_wsj, @McLauchlin

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Jun 15, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Save Metafilter!
00:20:31

Apple tries to lock down it’s phones again, Google makes ad targeting more transparent, Microsoft works to replace cashiers with robots… but the robots have already come for middle managers at Amazon, and a plea to help save Metafilter.

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Stories from: @spencersoper, @viticci, @CamiRusso

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Jun 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Major Twitter Changes
00:21:06

Today was major revamp day. Twitter’s ringing in big changes. Microsoft is putting a new polish on Office. Also: Intel jumps into the GPU game, Bitcoin might have been manipulated, and Fortnite comes to the Nintendo Switch.

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Stories from: @nathanielpopper, @PatcohenNYT, @ryanshrout

Tweets: @hrtbps

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Jun 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - E-Scooters To The Moon!
00:20:56

E-scooter valuations explode, Facebook turns in its homework, Microsoft’s next Xbox is coming in 2020, how Netflix is winning, and a dreaded 51% attack explained. Here’s what you missed today in the world of tech.

Tweets: @annehelen, @arielbogle

Stories: @danprimack, @bdsams

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Jun 12, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018 - Snapchat Clear Chats and Facebook Memories
00:16:28

Snapchat Clear Chats and Facebook’s Memories come at social media from different philosophical viewpoints, headlines from the ramp up to E3, new Apple Watch rumors, the scooter economy, and do on-screen fingerprint scanners work well?

Sponsor: WeWorkRemotely.com

Stories from: @thesullivan, @345triangle

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Jun 11, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 - Google's 7 Principles for AI
00:19:20

Google’s lays out ethical principles for AI development, Facebook has another privacy issue (again), why the next generation of gaming consoles might be the last, Yahoo Messenger logs off, and the weekend long-reads suggestions.

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Stories from: @sundarpichai, @terrortola 

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Jun 08, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - The Fire TV Cube
00:18:04

ZTE makes a deal with Uncle Sam, but Google might be in trouble because of Huawei, the new Amazon Fire TV Cube is announced, a new Blackberry phone, a redesigned Lyft app and more Instagram video rumors.

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Stories from: @stuwoo, @meganrosedickey

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Jun 07, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Hour-long Instagram Videos?
00:19:44

A whole slew of product announcements. New Sonos speakers. A new Motorola smartphone. A new AMD chip. Instagram may soon allow you to post hour-long videos. Plus: why Microsoft sunk a data center off the Scottish coast and why startups keep naming themselves after… people.

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Stories from: @DMOberhaus, @janinewolfj9, @laforgia_ 

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Jun 06, 2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Intel Says "F— Everything! We're Doing 28 Cores!"
00:19:05

Intel releases some anniversary chips, why WhatsApp and Facebook had a falling out, followups from WWDC and analysis of that GitHub acquisition, and some scientists purposely created a psychopathic AI.

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Stories from: @jameskobielus, @janewakefield

Tweets: @pkafka

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Jun 05, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018 - WWDC Highlights
00:16:59

Today, it’s all about developers, everything from Apple’s WWDC Keynote, Microsoft buys GitHub in order to court developers. Oh. And a new Facebook data brouhaha.

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Tweet commentary: @ericlbarnes, @HenrikJoreteg

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Jun 04, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018 - What to Expect From WWDC
00:21:25

The end of an era in venture capital, the end of Facebook’s trending news feature, what to expect from WWDC next week, some new ARM chips and the weekend longreads suggestions.

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Stories from: @joshuarothman, @deborahgage, @meliarobin

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Jun 01, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Self Driving Cars 4 Realz
00:18:52

A bunch of self driving car news, a bunch of headline making quotes from the Code Conference, a couple new flagship smartphones, and a new Atari gaming console that nobody is quite sure the purpose of.

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Stories: @Charlie_L_Hall, @richardlai

Tweets: @ChengmingAlpert, @dcseifert

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May 31, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Mary Meeker's Internet Report
00:21:52

The Code Conference brings us Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report and juicy quotes from Evan Spiegel, web publishers find life after Facebook, a new gaming laptop from HP, and how ambulance chasing lawyers can target ads to people in the hospital.

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Tweets: @simonowens, @agolis

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May 30, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Uber Gets a Panic Button and Facebook Gets Paused
00:17:03

Uber adds a panic button, Apple updates HomePod, the Chinese trade war is back on, Facebook gets a month-long timeout, another EU privacy regulation, and less-desirable dogs get better PR.

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Tweets from from @lcmoser, @heldavidson, @jimwaterson

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Special Guest-Host: Glenn Fleishman

Produced by @glennf, @brianmcc, and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 29, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018 - Musk Rages and Alexa Listens In
00:18:37

European Union privacy restrictions kick in, Tesla settles a suit, Alexa is listening, Essential becomes a misnomer, and San Francisco brakes scooters.

Sponsor: Metalab.co

Tweets: @bxchen, @ktbenner, @geoffreyfowler, @zeynep, @cathyyoung63, @mccanner

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Special Guest-Host: Glenn Fleishman

Produced by @glennf, @brianmcc, and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 25, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Facebook and Twitter Label Political Ads
00:19:17

Facebook and Twitter label political ads, Apple’s self-driving car efforts fizzle, the DOJ is looking at cryptocurrency manipulation, there’s a PornHub VPN, and StumbleUpon is no more.

Sponsor: metalab.co

Stories from: @jacknicas, @mat

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Why Might Amazon Ban You?
00:16:04

Facebook helps you find a plumber, Apple lets you download your data, Comcast wants to buy 21st Century Fox, why would Amazon ban you, and Bill Gates’ summer reading recommendations.

Sponsor: Metalab.co

Stories from: @kottke, @LauraStevensWSJ

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 23, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Amazon Vs. The ACLU
00:16:11

Another chip flaw found, privacy activists turn their attention to Amazon, ZTE might be saved by the Trump Administration, Zuckerberg’s European sojourn is a damp squib, and now you can mute annoying people on Instagram.

Sponsor: metalab.com

Stories from: @katienotopoulos, @sarafischer

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 22, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018 - Break Up The Big Tech Companies?
00:16:25

Is the government coming after Big Tech, Microsoft doubles down on voice AI, Lyft joins the e-scooter scramble, the Obamas officially join Netflix, and which smartphone is most likely to shatter?

Sponsor: MetaLab.co

Stories from: @TaylorLorenz, @coryweinberg

Tweets: @tanayj, @ibogost

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 21, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Fortnite Comes to Android
00:17:29

Today more leakage of your phone’s location data, Fortnite comes to Android, dataplans for seniors’ smartphones, robotic insects, drone sailboats, and the weekend long reads suggestions. 

Sponsor: betterment.com/RideHome

Stories from: @briankrebs, @valleyhack

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Longreads Suggestions:


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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 18, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - YouTube Music
00:16:25

YouTube Music launches next week, Apple too is looking for a major new campus, Mobileye signs a big deal for autonomous car tech and the SEC creates honeypot to teach investors about scammy ICOs.

Sponsor: https://www.betterment.com/RideHome

Stories from: @JessConditt, @josephfcox

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 17, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Yanny vs. Laurel
00:16:53

Zuckerberg to testify in Europe, Prime members to get discounts at Whole Foods, low-end tablets possibly coming from Microsoft, a blockchain phone, a connected toothbrush, and all you need to know about the Yanny or Laurel controversy.

Sponsor: https://www.betterment.com/RideHome

Stories from: @markgurman, @chrissyfarr

Tweets: @backlon, @anindac92

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 16, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Silicon Valley Cleans Up Its Act
00:17:21

Everyone says they’re cleaning up their act: Twitter, Facebook, Uber. The Crypto kids crash New York while Coinbase cozies up to Wall Street. The Surface Hub 2 looks pretty sweet, and we might soon be shooting Wikipedia pages to the moon.

Sponsor: www.betterment.com/RideHome

Stories from: @lorengrush 

Tweets: @AaronKlein, @marcoarment, @ballmatthew

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 15, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018 - Email Encryption Might Be Broken
00:17:55

Email encryption might be broken, Facebook suspends suspicious apps, why Google employees are resigning in protest, Silicon Valley could benefit from a gambling gold rush, and how Masayoshi Son is disrupting the entire technology world.

Sponsor: Betterment.com/RideHome

Stories from: @Danny_Heifetz, @kateconger

Tweets from: @F_Kaltheuner, @dcurtis

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 14, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018 - A Facebook Cryptocurrency?
00:17:04

Is a Facebook cryptocurrency really possible? Can Snapchat redesign its way back into users' hearts? What's going on at Symantec? Klout strikes out. And the Weekend Longreads.

Stories from: @alexeheath, @mekosoff

Tweets: @om, @manjusrii, @sfiegerman

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May 11, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Sending Secret Messages to Siri
00:15:40

The suspected Russian Facebook ads are released, a new Apple credit card, why Roku is a quiet powerhouse, Robinhood raises a ton of money, and how your digital assistant might be susceptible to subliminal commands.

Stories from: @jank0, @mattlynley 

Tweets: @ByronTau, @anildash

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Facebook's Executive Shuffle
00:17:08

A major Facebook executive shakeup, Walmart beats Amazon to Flipkart, Glassdoor gets acquired, one more chance to fight for net neutrality, and a deeper look at how Google’s Duplex technology works.

Stories from: @brianstelter

Tweets: @pt, @poniewozik

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 09, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Google I/O Highlights
00:17:35

The highlights from Google I/O, Microsoft gives developers 95%, possible encrypted Twitter DMs, the NYSE wants to trade bitcoin, and Uber unveils its flying car.

Stories from: @nathanielpopper, @tonyromm

Tweets: @puiwingtam, @bzamayo

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 08, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018 - The iMac at Twenty
00:16:19

Highlights from Microsoft's Build conference, a preview of Google's I/O conference, you might soon be able to add music to your Instagram Stories, who's ahead in the autonomous car race, and the iMac at twenty.

Stories from: @backlon, @nickstatt

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 07, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018 - Would You Pay For Facebook?
00:17:24

Would you pay for a Facebook subscription? Would you pay for Facebook satellite internet? Instagram adds native payments, Warren Buffett doubles down on Apple, the weekend longreads suggestions and plenty more.

Stories from: @NellieBowles, @beckyquick

Jokes from: @behindyourback

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 04, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Xiaomi files for a monster IPO
00:18:25

Xiaomi files for a monster IPO, Cambridge Analytica might not be dead after all, a whole bunch of news in the digital assistant space, NPR buys a podcast app, and how Stories have eaten social networking.

Stories from: @oneunderscore__ , @JoshConstine

Tweets: @rycrist

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 03, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - AI Announcements at F8
00:17:15

Facebook’s AI announcements from F8, LG announces G7 ThinQ, Apple earnings analysis, Snap earnings analysis, the Pentagon blocks the sale of Chinese phones, and can AI predict the next Avengers: Infinity War?

Stories from: @ashleyrcarman, @DanielEran 

Tweets from: @BenedictEvans, @lexnfx

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 02, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Apple Earnings and Facebook's F8
00:17:02

Apple's earnings numbers, all of the announcements from Facebook's F8 conference, a WhatsApp co-founder leaves, publishers criticize Google over GDPR, and will Comcast only give you faster internet speeds if you subscribe to cable TV?

Stories from: @lizzadwoskin

Tweets: @anildash, @johnbattelle, @jason_kint

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

May 01, 2018
Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 - The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
00:18:07

The T-Mobile/Sprint merger, Fitbit wants to share health data with doctors, Oculus wants virtual reality theater, Galaxy S9s get a storage boost, and did Jeff Bezos become a billionaire simply because he wanted to live in space? 

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 30, 2018
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 - DNA Site Cracks the Golden State Killer Case
00:20:31

The Price of Amazon Prime is going up, Apple's AirPort is going away, Square buys Weebly, A DNA site might have cracked the Golden State Killer case, will T-Mobile and Sprint finally tie the knot, is Apple working on an AR/VR headset, and the weekend longreads.

Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome

Stories: @matthew_d_green, @reneritchie

Tweets: @jrichlive, @mattmcgee

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme editors

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 27, 2018
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 - Snap's Spectacles 2.0
00:18:27

It’s an earnings bonanza! Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook… and what might Samsung’s earnings mean for Apple’s? Also, new Snapchat Spectacles, a look behind the scenes at Nintendo, a possible Sonos IPO and Digg finds a new home.

Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome

Stories from: @maureenmfarrell, @CaseyNewton

Tweets: @lexnfx

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 26, 2018
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 - The Gmail Revamp
00:20:17

Facebook earnings, Twitter earnings, the Gmail redesign arrives, Alexa for children, a possible solution for law enforcement accessing encrypted phones, and drones are helping first responders in Europe.

Stories from: @mm_maack and @StevenLevy

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 25, 2018
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 - Amazon Wants to Deliver to... Your Car?
00:18:07

Amazon now delivers to your car, Spotify updates its app for free users, a wrap up of Alphabet’s earnings, jailbreak-able Nintendo Switches, and Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpelès breaks his silence.

Stories from: @ShiraOvide, @KyleOrl, @jenwieczner

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 24, 2018
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 - Amazon's Robot For Your Home
00:17:04

Alphabet's Q1 earnings, Amazon's working on a domestic robot, Aleksandr Kogan says he worked more closely with Facebook than has been reported, spies—like us—fear digital tracking, and the state of the music industry.

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 23, 2018
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 - Google Has a Plan to Supplant SMS
00:21:31

Google brands its replacement for SMS as "Chat," Apple can’t quit Samsung…yet, people are worried about MoviePass, digital design pioneer Susan Kare is honored, the weekend long reads suggestions, and Do Not Disturb While Driving might be having an impact.

Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome


Stories from: @LangeAlexandra, @backlon, @emiliapetrarca

Tweets: @waltmossberg


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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer


Apr 20, 2018
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 - Bezos' Shareholder Letter
00:17:09

Amazon Prime tops 100 million subscribers, clarifying Facebook’s GDPR compliance, Netflix has mobile previews, what metrics show that is Reddit bigger than Facebook, and will you soon be able to letter in eSports?

Stories from: @David_Ingram, @aatilley

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer


Apr 19, 2018
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 - Amazon and Best Buy Join Forces (for TVs)
00:18:43

Facebook rolls out better privacy tools globally, Amazon and Best Buy partner to sell TVs, the IRS suffered from a terribly timed outage, YouTube tries to reassure creators, and the great San Francisco scooter debate.

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 18, 2018
Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 - Big Changes Coming to Apple News
00:16:11

Apple is readying a new subscription reading app, tech companies pledge not to help governments wage cyberwar, Facebook outlines its web tracking, and Netflix earnings.

Tweets: @DaveLeeBBC, @geoffreyfowler

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 17, 2018
Monday, Apr. 16, 2018 - US Punishes a Chinese Cellphone Maker
00:17:06

US punishes a Chinese cellphone maker, two interesting acquisitions (General Assembly and Earn.com), App Store earnings, original streaming content numbers, and some Android apps might be collecting data from kids.

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 16, 2018
Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 - Instagram Saves Poetry?
00:20:32

Is Telegram the new refuge for pirated content, more police departments buy a device to unlock iPhones, Chinese cops use facial recognition to pick criminals out of crowds, more leaks of upcoming Gmail features, the long reads suggestions, and how Instagram might be making poetry popular again.

Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 13, 2018
Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 - ESPN+ Debuts
00:18:46

ESPN goes over-the-top, Apple’s Home Pod is reportedly “stumbling,” a final wrap-up of the Zuckerberg testimony, Snap testing commerce, and an AI doctor can diagnose on its own. 

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 12, 2018
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 - A Spotify/Hulu Bundle
00:16:24

Zuckerberg’s back on the hot seat, Spotify and Hulu have a new bundle, changes might be coming to Gmail, we might have new Spectacles soon, and Uber adds a car rental option.

Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome


Stories from:

@KaleighRogers, @sarahjeong


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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 11, 2018
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 - Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington
00:18:34

Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington, taking the temperature of Facebook employees, a fake Black Lives Matter page, YouTube videos vandalized, an Instagram portrait mode, and a museum of lost sounds.

Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome

Stories from:

@georgia_wells, @dseetharaman

Tweets:

@marshallk, @cwarzel

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer


Apr 10, 2018
Monday, Apr. 9, 2018 - iPhone (PRODUCT)RED
00:15:48

A new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone, Uber gets into bike sharing, Zuckerberg crams for Congress, an open source AR headset, and why phishing attacks work.

Sponsor: Betterment. Visit www.betterment.com/RideHome

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 09, 2018
Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 - Facebook Labels Political Ads
00:20:55

Facebook labels political ads, cryptocurrencies might run afoul of GDPR, SpaceX can’t post videos from space, bots help you beat parking tickets, the weekend longreads and what’s the story behind Fortnite?

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 06, 2018
Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 - Zuckerberg's PR Offensive
00:20:38

Zuckerberg’s Q&A with reporters, possible social media regulations, Trump may hate Amazon but Uncle Sam seems to love ‘em, a dreaded 51% attack in crypto, and a new home for Moviefone.

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 05, 2018
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018 - The YouTube Shooting Incident
00:20:25

Everything we know about yesterday’s shooting incident at YouTube, rumors of iphones with curved glass, Zuckerberg’s going to testify to congress, Apple poaches Google’s AI chief, and a smart piece about social media overload.

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Stories from: @markgurman and @BenedictEvans

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 04, 2018
Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 - Spotify's Stock Debut
00:19:10

Spotify debuts on the stock market, but it needs to depend less on record labels, Trump seems serious about Amazon, your favorite messaging app is changing, Panera has a data leak and Swedes turn against a cash-free future.

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 03, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018 - Apple to Drop Intel?
00:19:38

Is Apple replacing Intel’s chips? Is Grindr leaking users’ HIV status? Cloudflare wants to protect your browsing privacy, Zuckerberg gives a longer interview, Macron talks AI, a profile of Amazon’s headquarters search and how many tv viewers are going over the top?

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Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff

Music by @jpschwinghamer

Apr 02, 2018
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 - The Facebook Memo Controversy
00:16:11

An internal Facebook memo causes controversy, Under Armour was hacked, SpaceX gets FCC approval for satellite internet, utility companies dream of electric sheep cars, and the weekend long read suggestions. 

Stories from: @om, @sheelahk and @CaseyNewton

Long Reads:


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Mar 30, 2018
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 - The Big Microsoft Re-Org
00:17:21

A big re-org at Microsoft, Facebook cuts out third party ad data, iOS 11.3 is out, Trump tweets his “concerns” about Amazon, Atlanta is digitally held hostage and Ripple donates to charity.

Tweets from: @tomwarren, @caro_milanesi

Stories from: @atbwebb


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Music by @jpschwinghamer

Mar 29, 2018
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - Facebook Privacy Shortcuts
00:15:10

Facebook introduces Privacy Shortcuts, Trump is “obsessed” with Amazon, Waze launches local ads, Shyp shuts down, video streaming will get faster and there’s more music now than ever! 

Stories from:

@harrymccracken, @NeilShahWSJ


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Mar 28, 2018
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 - Apple's New iPad
00:17:05

Apple's new iPad, Arizona bans Uber test cars, Zuckerberg won't talk to Parliament but might talk to Congress, Foxconn buys Belkin, Apple goes to Hollywood, and will the streaming explosion revive piracy?


Stories from: @koblin, @KarlBode


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Mar 27, 2018
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 - The First Chrome OS Tablets
00:14:53

The first Chrome OS tablet, Uber exits Southeast Asia, Tim Cook thinks Facebook should be regulated, The Fitbit Versa smartwatch, and a billion dollar ATM hacker gang is taken down.

Stories from: @thepacketrat, @VranicaWSJ

Tweets from: @alexhern


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Music by @jpschwinghamer

Mar 26, 2018
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 - The Dropbox IPO
00:14:30

Low-cost iPads are coming, Dropbox IPOs, touchscreen issues with Galaxy S9s, Craigslist pulls all personal ads, and the weekend long-read suggestions.

Long-reads links:


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Mar 23, 2018
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - The Zuckerberg Interviews
00:14:50

Zuckerberg's interviews analyzed, Instagram updates the feed, IBM accused of age discrimination, early Oculus Go reviews and a wi-fi wine bottle bites the dust.



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Mar 22, 2018
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 - Zuckerberg Responds
00:14:30

Zuckerberg speaks out about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Siri will read your hidden messages, Travis Kalanick's new gig, Facebook Messenger's new features, YouTube's increased ad load, Google gobbles Lytro, and everyone wants to work at a tech company.



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Mar 21, 2018
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 - Google Wants to Save Journalism
00:15:39

Google wants to support journalism, more on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica saga, more on the self-driving car fatality, YouTube rolls out a “go live” feature, and scandal rocks the world of HQ Trivia.


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Mar 20, 2018
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - The Facebook Bombshell Fallout
00:19:00

The fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story summarized, Facebook launches a Patreon, a self-driving car kills a pedestrian and Apple might be making its own screens.


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Mar 19, 2018
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 - Apple Takes a Field Trip
00:16:00

Apple takes a field trip, a small town bans bitcoin, Rihanna doesn't accept Snapchat's apology, Adobe transforms itself, and Lyft tests subscriptions.


Stories from, @DMOberhaus and @oliviasolon; tweet-analysis from @ow

Weekend long-read suggestions:


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Mar 16, 2018
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 - How Amazon Conquers
00:17:47

Apple's troubles with Siri, Amazon's had an amazing last three years, but it didn't kill Toys "R" Us, Nest launches a video doorbell, Google answers with no search results, and Drake crashes Twitch.

Stories from @ShiraOvide and @rustybrick and tweet analysis from @taralach


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Mar 15, 2018
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 - Theranos Charged with Fraud
00:16:04

Theranos Charged with Fraud, Google bans crypto ads, YouTube fights conspiracy theories, a startup that wants to kill you, Google Maps for games, and Twitter comes after Snap.



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Mar 14, 2018
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 - Trump trumps Broadcom
00:16:20

Trump trumps Broadcom, Larry Page and flying taxis, alleged flaws in AMD chips, Spotify playlist payola, checking in with Lyft, ranking tech brands and WWDC dates are announced.


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Mar 13, 2018
Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 - Apple Buys Texture
00:15:03

Apple acquires Texture, details on the Dropbox IPO, drone deliveries might be coming soon, Twitter attacks tweetdecking, more on the Broadcom/Qualcomm story, and an interesting story out of the bitcoin world. Here's what happened today in tech.


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Mar 12, 2018
Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 - Obama to Netflix
00:14:55

Waymo joins the self-driving truck party, Twitter wants you to go verify yourself, Snap wants to break even, Facebook streams Major League Baseball, some weekend long-reads, and why that Obama going to Netflix story is a tech story.

The long-reads recommendations:

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

The Story of The Internet, As Told By Know Your Meme (TheVerge)

This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town (Politico)


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Music by @jpschwinghamer

Mar 09, 2018
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 - Galaxy S9 Reviews
00:17:34

Galaxy S9 reviews, Travis Kalanick's new fund, Google wants to AMP the web, most Netflix is watched on TVs, a Star Wars TV show, and yesterday's Alexa laughter led to a lot of Twitter jokes.



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Mar 08, 2018
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 - Android P Released To Developers
00:20:32

Android P is released to developers, Blackberry sues Facebook, sources speak of possible Snap layoffs, an interesting Peter Thiel interview, and actually, much more.... 


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Mar 07, 2018
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 - Google Ads AI to Drones?
00:14:48
Mar 06, 2018
Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 - Amazon Checking Accounts
00:13:54
Mar 05, 2018
Introducing the Techmeme Ride Home Podcast
00:03:25

Introducing ourselves, and letting you know what we'll be doing. First episode launches March 6 at 5PM eastern.

Mar 01, 2018