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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.

    (Bonus) The Curious Case of Casper (with Dan Frommer)

    (Bonus) The Curious Case of Casper (with Dan Frommer)

    One of my favorite newsletters—I’ve really gotta give you all a list of all the newsletters I subscribe to if you’re interested at some point—one of my favorite newsletters is The New Consumer (subscribe here) by Dan Frommer. Dan published his own analysis of the Casper IPO, and I couldn’t help myself. I needed to delve into the Casper financials in greater detail. But also: scandal marketing! Can brands be “cancelled”? And analysis of this week’s Netflix earnings.

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    • 33 min
    Fri. 01/24 - RIP Clayton Christensen

    Fri. 01/24 - RIP Clayton Christensen

    Quick Share is coming to challenge AirDrop, how iOS 13 has blown up location marketing, Google takes the wrapping of Dataset Search, an interesting eSports raise and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

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    Links:Clayton Christensen, guru of disruptive innovation and Latter-day Saint leader, dies at 67 (DesertNews)Exclusive: Quick Share is Samsung’s alternative to AirDrop for Galaxy phones (XDADevelopers)Apple, Broadcom Strike $15 Billion Worth of Chip-Supply Deals (Bloomberg)Apple and Google’s tough new location privacy controls are working (Fast Company)Shlayer, No. 1 Threat for Mac, Targets YouTube, Wikipedia (ThreatPost)Google’s search engine for scientists upgraded for better data scouring (The Verge)Esports Training Site ProGuides Raises $5 Million In Seed Funding (Forbes)


    Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Inside the World's Highest-Stakes Industrial Hacking Contest (Wired)We’re Banning Facial Recognition. We’re Missing the Point. (NYTimes)The Secret History of Facial Recognition (Wired)Behind the Scenes at Rotten Tomatoes (Wired)Jobs, Cook, Ive—Blevins? The Rise of Apple’s Cost Cutter (WSJ)The Tesla Skeptics Who Bet Against Elon Musk (Bloomberg Businessweek)The Internet of Beefs (Ribbonfarm.com)The Hacker News Thread on The Internet of Beefs

    • 23 min
    Thu. 01/23 - Security Features As A Feature

    Thu. 01/23 - Security Features As A Feature

    More Samsung phone rumors, Match Group invests in safety features as a feature, the Bezos phone hack story gets a lot murkier, and everyone seems to have noticed that Google search has gotten crufty.

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    Links:Samsung's new foldable phone already sounds way better than the Galaxy Fold (Mashable)New leak says the Galaxy S20's display will run at 60Hz by default (Android Central)Microsoft starts rolling out developer tools for its dual-screen Surface Duo Android phone (ZDNet)Match Group invests in Noonlight to power new safety features in Tinder and other dating apps (TechCrunch)Here Is the Technical Report Suggesting Saudi Arabia’s Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos’ Phone (Motherboard)Alex Stamos Tweet StormGoogle’s ads just look like search results now (The Verge)

    • 18 min
    Wed. 01/22 - The Bezos Phone Hacking Thing

    Wed. 01/22 - The Bezos Phone Hacking Thing

    The whole Jeff Bezos phone-got-hacked thing blows up into something crazy. That rumored “cheap” iPhone might be mere weeks away. Is Amazon Music almost as big as Apple Music? Cruise unveils the Origin self-driving car. And the first test of voting via smartphone in the US.

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    Links:Jeff Bezos hack: Amazon boss's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince' (The Guardian)Saudi’s MBS implicated in hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone (Financial Times)UN calls for investigation into alleged Saudi crown prince involvement in Bezos phone hack (CNBC)New Low-Cost iPhone to Enter Mass Production in February (Bloomberg)Amazon Music subscriber numbers close in on Apple (Financial Times)Exclusive: Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections (NPR)EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT CRUISE’S FIRST DRIVERLESS CAR WITHOUT A STEERING WHEEL OR PEDALS (The Verge)Netflix says Disney and Baby Yoda may have cut into the streaming service’s growth (Recode)

    • 17 min
    Tue. 01/21 - Why Didn't Apple Encrypt iCloud Backups?

    Tue. 01/21 - Why Didn't Apple Encrypt iCloud Backups?

    Apple could have encrypted iCloud backups… but didn’t… ostensibly to play nice with the government? Getting an Uber from the airport is about to get more expensive. Digital media is actually making money??!! Is IGTV on the way out? Some interesting raises and (potentially) the most consequential lawsuit in Silicon Valley history.

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    Links:Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources (Reuters)Uber Tests Feature Allowing Some California Drivers to Set Fares (WSJ)A true digital media publishing breakthrough (Axios)Spotify in Early Talks to Buy Sports and Pop-Culture Outlet the Ringer (WSJ)Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app (TechCrunch)DARPA-backed Soft Robotics raises $23 million for autonomous grippers and sorters (VentureBeat)Berlin proptech Home raises €11 million to be tech-enabled middleman between owners and tenants (Tech.eu)Snyk raises $150 million at $1 billion valuation for AI that protects open source code (VentureBeat)Apple lawsuit tests if an employee can plan rival startup while on payroll (Reuters)

    • 20 min
    (Bonus) Sports Tech With Will Martin

    (Bonus) Sports Tech With Will Martin

    As I said on Friday, we’re going to delve into Sports Tech in a meaningful way for the first time. This will cover the streaming wars from a new angle because, where is sports in all that? This will be esports, the streaming wars surrounding game streaming, the new betting economy, this will be wearables and actual sports tech products. My guest is Will Martin, who’s Sports Tech Newsletter is something you should subscribe to immediately if you like this space.

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    • 30 min

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