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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.

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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.

    Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies / HBO Max launches in the US

    Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies / HBO Max launches in the US

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back Adi Robertson and Casey Newton to the show to discuss Trump's executive order targeting social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Julia Alexander also stops by to discuss the launch of WarnerMedia's new streaming service HBO Max.
    Stories discussed this week:

    Google search results will take ‘page experience’ into account next year

    T-Mobile now supports cross-carrier RCS messaging

    Google Messages may finally be adding end-to-end encryption for RCS

    Why Twitter labeling Trump’s tweets as “potentially misleading” is a big step forward

    FCC commissioner says Trump’s Section 230 plan ‘does not work’

    Donald Trump is starting a messy fight with the entire internet

    White House organizes harassment of Twitter employee as Trump threatens company

    Donald Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

    YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult ...

    YouTube fixes error that deleted comments critical of the ...

    YouTube says China-linked comment deletions weren't ...

    HBO Max is full of potential, but its biggest hurdle remains AT&T’s messy execution

    HBO Max is taking on Netflix with human curation instead of solely relying on algorithms

    HBO Max will use anime from Crunchyroll to compete with Netflix’s growing empire

    All eight Harry Potter movies are streaming on HBO Max much earlier than expected

    Snyder Cut fans demanded AT&T’s attention, and now AT&T is demanding their cash

    Here are the hundreds of classic movies people can stream on HBO Max

    You can no longer subscribe to HBO via Apple TV Channels

    HBO Max’s catalog is full of weird holes


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on competing with Microsoft, the future of work, and managing all those notifications

    Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on competing with Microsoft, the future of work, and managing all those notifications

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about remote working, competition with Microsoft, and the way technology changes how we communicate.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Microsoft Build 2020, Elon Musk's factory play, and Joe Rogan moves to Spotify

    Microsoft Build 2020, Elon Musk's factory play, and Joe Rogan moves to Spotify

    It’s Friday, which means there’s a new episode of The Vergecast to fill you in on all of the news from this week. Join Nilay, Dieter, and a rotation of other editors for everything that you need to know. The three topics covered this week are:

    Microsoft’s Build developer conference

    Elon Musk’s... active month

    Spotify getting exclusive streaming rights to The Joe Rogan Experience podcast

    During the first part of the show, Verge senior editor Tom Warren joins Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn to discuss what was announced at Microsoft Build 2020 and what’s next for Windows software.

    Microsoft Lists is a new app designed for Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook

    Microsoft’s new Fluid Office document is Google Docs on steroids

    Microsoft to unify Windows desktop and UWP apps with new Project Reunion

    Microsoft’s new PowerToys Run launcher for Windows 10 is now available to download

    Microsoft Edge is getting a new sidebar search feature and Pinterest integration

    Microsoft is bringing Linux GUI apps to Windows 10

    Microsoft’s new Windows Package Manager is already better than the Windows Store

    Microsoft Surface Earbuds review: comfort at a cost

    Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: don’t push it

    First look: Microsoft’s 13.5-inch Surface Book 3

    A little over 35 minutes into the show, Verge deputy editor Elizabeth Lopatto updates us on Elon Musk’s latest endeavors, including his battle with Alameda County over opening his factory, his protests against lockdown orders, and SpaceX’s upcoming Crew Dragon spacecraft launch.

    Elon Musk’s battle to reopen Tesla’s Fremont plant may shape his legacy

    Tesla drops its lawsuit against Alameda County over lockdown order

    Elon Musk is playing Twitter footsie with the fringe right

    Here’s why Elon Musk keeps raising the price of Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ option

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company finishes digging Las Vegas tunnels

    Meet the first NASA astronauts SpaceX will launch into orbit

    Last but not least, senior reporter Ashley Carman stops by to explain the importance of Spotify landing The Joe Rogan Experience podcast as an exclusive.

    Joe Rogan’s podcast is becoming a Spotify exclusive

    It just took $700 million or so to put Spotify on top of the podcasting world

    Google suspended a popular Android podcast app because it catalogs COVID-19 content

    There’s a whole lot more discussed in this episode, so listen here or in your preferred podcast player to hear it all.
    Other stories discussed in this episode:

    Mark Zuckerberg on taking his massive workforce remote

    Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos

    Amazon reportedly delays Prime Day until September as it works to restore normal shipping

    Here’s how NYC is using powerful UV light to kill the coronavirus on subways and buses

    The FCC has received hundreds of complaints about carriers’ coronavirus pledge


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Sundar Pichai on managing Google through the pandemic

    Sundar Pichai on managing Google through the pandemic

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and executive editor Dieter Bohn interview Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
    Pichai disusses Google’s COVID-19 response: the way the company is handling the pandemic and how he’s working with Tim Cook from Apple on exposure tracking.
    They also talked about how he is running one of the biggest companies in the world remotely and how the company is handling employees working from home
    Of course they talk about their products and services: the future of the Pixel, competing with companies like Apple and Samsung, and RCS messaging.
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    • 53 min
    Questions about Facebook's oversight board, Quibi's popularity, and the rumored Pixel 4a

    Questions about Facebook's oversight board, Quibi's popularity, and the rumored Pixel 4a

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome Dan Seifert, Casey Newton, and Julia Alexander to talk about gadget news, Facebook's oversight board, and updates in the streaming world.
    Stories discussed this week:

    The doomsday bunker market is thriving amid the coronavirus pandemic

    Amazon asks Congress to pass a law against price gouging during national crisis

    Uber’s response to COVID-19: face masks, selfies, and fewer people in the car

    The lockdown live-streaming numbers are out, and they’re huge


    Elon Musk defies coronavirus order and asks to be arrested 

    Tesla has already started making cars again at its California factory

    Twitter introducing new labels for tweets with misleading COVID-19 information

    Google says that the majority of its employees will work from home until 2021

    The mastermind of Google’s Pixel camera quietly left the company in March

    Google Pixel 4a Performance Review tests the phone's ...

    Android 11's public beta to launch with June 3rd live stream …

    TCL wants to be the next big name in budget phones

    Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) review: return to baseline

    Dell launches new XPS 17 and redesigned XPS 15 with 16:10 edge-to-edge displays

    Alienware’s Area-51m, m15, and m17 laptops are getting new 10th Gen Intel chips and upgraded GPUs

    Facebook will pay $52 million in settlement with moderators who developed PTSD on the job

    Half of all Facebook moderators may develop mental health issues

    How Facebook is using AI to combat COVID-19 misinformation and detect ‘hateful memes’

    Facebook’s independent oversight board could be overwhelmed by the challenge


    Tenet is now Hollywood’s litmus test for what happens next 

    The Mandalorian’s second season won’t be delayed, says Disney CEO

    AMC Theaters will no longer play Universal movies after Trolls ...

    Alamo Drafthouse launches Alamo on Demand VOD service

    HBO Max will use anime from Crunchyroll to compete with Netflix’s growing empire

    HBO is teaming up with Scener to give subscribers the ability to watch TV together

    WarnerMedia expands free HBO Max deal to HBO subscribers ...

    Quibi will add sharing features as the app struggles to find subscribers

    Jeffrey Katzenberg Blames Pandemic for Quibi’s Rough Start

    Major CBS All Access changes coming this summer as company speeds up relaunch

    Wannabe influencers are being trained to film a believable YouTube apology video


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    How pandemic disinformation is affecting social networks

    How pandemic disinformation is affecting social networks

    Alex Stamos, former chief security officer of Facebook and director of the Stanford Internet Observatory talks to Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and editor Casey Newton about his role consulting on security for Zoom, disinformation around the pandemic on social media, and the threat of foreign interference in the 2020 election.
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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