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The best, worst and weirdest of CES 2021
It’s CES week! We're bringing you a live event we hosted to talk about robots, gadgets, politics, and the streaming wars.
One man’s plan to build a new internet
Dfinity Chief Scientist Dominic Williams comes on the Source Code Podcast.
The great Trump deplatforming
On tech's response to the riots at the Capitol, and whether those riots presented the government with a huge security risk.
‘Everyone's in the space industry. They just don't know it yet.’
Dylan Taylor, the CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, comes on the show to talk about the business of space.
How to build a better Facebook
Mark Weinstein, the CEO of MeWe, comes on the show to talk about all things social. He talks about why he got into the social-networking space to begin with, why he thinks someone needs to take down Facebook, what a privacy-first social network looks like, and why government regulation alone won’t fix the social internet. Mark has … a lot of strong opinions, many of which I don’t agree with. But his perspective on this industry, as an upstart trying to take on a giant by doing everything differently, is a fascinating one.
This is our last episode of 2020, as we rest and regroup for 2021. Happy Holidays, and talk to you soon!
Tech fights the government — and itself
This week: Emily Birnbaum comes on the show to talk about the latest antitrust lawsuits, and which ones have an actual chance of succeeding. Then, Shakeel Hashim joins to talk about what’s going on with Robinhood, and why fintech regulation might come quicker than the rest of tech.