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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.

    Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. buys Tidal / Microsoft Mesh and the future of Microsoft Teams / Apple not switching to USB-C iPhones

    Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. buys Tidal / Microsoft Mesh and the future of Microsoft Teams / Apple not switching to USB-C iPhones

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to Billboard's Micah Singleton about Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. buying a majority stake in Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal.
    Verge senior editor Tom Warren joins the show to discuss the announcement of Microsoft's Mesh mixed reality platform and the various updates to Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and more.
    Further reading:

    Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine backed by independent FDA committee

    Long COVID patients say they feel better after getting vaccinated 

    Vaccine centers embrace stickers and selfie stations 

    Countries are polluting like it’s 2019 again: Global CO2 emissions came roaring back as pandemic-induced restrictions loosened

    Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. is buying a majority stake in Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal

    Square Is Acquiring a Majority Stake in Tidal for $297M

    NFTs, explained

    Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings 

    Microsoft Teams will soon let you pretend to be a news reporter during meetings

    Microsoft’s new Intelligent Speakers deliver its promised meeting room of the future

    Microsoft Teams is getting end-to-end encryption support

    Microsoft’s new Outlook calendar board view looks a lot like Trello

    Microsoft Edge gets a speedy startup feature and vertical tabs

    Microsoft’s Windows 10 UI overhaul continues with new system icons

    Google Workspace picks up new features designed for remote work

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus review: built for business

    A folding iPhone could be coming in 2023

    Apple not switching to USB-C iPhones in the near future, according to Ming-Chi Kuo

    iPhone 13 might finally bring a smaller notch and faster screens

    Arizona advances bill forcing Apple and Google to allow Fortnite-style alternative payment options

    Epic Games is buying Fall Guys creator Mediatonic

    OpenHaystack is a new open-source tool that lets you create DIY AirTags on Apple’s Find My network

    Exclusive: this is the Sonos Roam, coming in April for $169


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Spotify's big plan for podcasting / Where 5G is headed in 2021 / Everything to know about Paramount Plus

    Spotify's big plan for podcasting / Where 5G is headed in 2021 / Everything to know about Paramount Plus

    Hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Verge reporter Allison Johnson about T-Mobile bringing back their unlimited 5G plan with no throttling, the results of the C-band spectrum auction, and the state of 5G in America.
    Ashley Carman returns to the show to discuss Spotify's big event this week announcing their plans for podcasters and artists.
    Julia Alexander joins to report on the details on Paramount Plus' streaming catalog.
    Further reading:

    Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine is effective, FDA confirms

    One Medical gave COVID-19 vaccines to ineligible people, NPR report says

    Stretched vaccine timelines re-enter the spotlight

    COVID-19 vaccines are starting to work in the US

    MWC insists on holding potential COVID-19 superspreader event in Barcelona

    What is 5G, and why is it kind of bad right now?

    Dish is confident in its plan to offer 5G in its first major cities by end of Q3 2021

    T-Mobile just brought back a true unlimited data plan with 5G and no throttling

    T-Mobile has 5G leverage and isn’t afraid to use it

    Verizon and AT&T spent big in FCC C-band auction for 5G ...

    The Terrible T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Must Be Undone

    Spotify CEO Daniel Ek explains how the company plans to help artists (and itself) make money 

    Spotify HiFi is a lossless streaming tier coming later this year 

    Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets

    Twitter planning a feature to let you auto-block and mute abusive accounts

    Apple Fitness Plus review 

    Everything to know about Paramount Plus, ViacomCBS’s new version of CBS All Access


    Shows based on Italian Job, Fatal Attraction, Flashdance, and more heading to Paramount Plus 


    Frasier revival in development for Paramount Plus 


    Paramount Plus is proof we’ve hit peak streaming 

    Are The Office and Friends bets paying off for Peacock and HBO Max?

    Marvel’s Loki series will premiere on Disney Plus on June 11th


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Australia's bargain with Google and Facebook / Apple TV on Chromecast / Nintendo Direct's biggest announcements

    Australia's bargain with Google and Facebook / Apple TV on Chromecast / Nintendo Direct's biggest announcements

    Nilay Patel talks with Adi Robertson and Casey Newton about what Australia's News Media Bargaining Code means for Google, Facebook, and the open web in Australia.
    Chris Welch and Julia Alexander join the show to discuss the new Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV on Chromecast, and the state of streaming services in 2021.
    Andru Marino and Taylor Lyles discuss the announcements from this week's Nintendo Direct.
    Further reading:

    Maps show ZIP codes hit hardest by COVID-19 have low vaccination rates

    Finicky COVID-19 vaccines raise the stakes of power outages

    Vaccine rollout won’t be equitable unless health care reckons with racism

    If you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you won’t have to quarantine if you’re exposed

    How to score a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

    Texas freeze risks slowing COVID-19 progress

    Facebook will block Australian users and publishers from sharing news links in response to new bill

    Why Google caved to Australia, and Facebook didn’t

    Facebook employee warned it used ‘deeply wrong’ ad metrics to boost revenue

    Facebook’s Australian media ban is taking down official government pages

    Apple won’t have to allow App Store alternatives on iOS after North Dakota bill fails

    Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) review: just get a 4K model

    Apple TV app now available on the latest Google Chromecast

    YouTube TV offering HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz for $5 less in new entertainment bundle

    Donald Glover’s reported Amazon deal could lead to a more curated Prime Video

    HBO Max is ordering way more kids’ content to compete with Netflix and Disney Plus

    The 20 biggest announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct

    Android 12 developer preview is available now with many under-the-hood updates

    How to easily install the Android 12 developer preview


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Google's mysterious lack of app updates / Apple’s rumored VR headset / Microsoft’s Surface Duo price drops to $999

    Google's mysterious lack of app updates / Apple’s rumored VR headset / Microsoft’s Surface Duo price drops to $999

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss Google's mysterious lack of iOS app updates, the rumors around Apple's potential VR headset, and the rest of this week's gadget headlines.
    Further reading:

    AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been confusing from the start

    FDA officials are off on a three-week sprint to review J&J COVID-19 vaccine data

    PSA: Don’t post your coronavirus vaccination card selfie on social media

    Why the FDA is taking 22 days to look over J&J’s data

    PSA: Please wear layers to your vaccine appointment

    Google’s own iOS apps were begging for updates that don’t exist, but the company says it was because of a bug

    Google is weighing an anti-tracking feature for Android, following Apple’s lead

    iOS 14.5 lets you set Spotify and others as Siri’s default music service

    New North Dakota bill would force Apple to allow alternative app stores and payment systems

    An iOS developer wants Apple to know just how bad App Store scams have become

    This may be our first look at Google’s new Android 12 OS

    Apple’s rumored VR headset could cost $3,000, feature 8K displays and over a dozen cameras

    Apple’s former hardware leader reportedly now overseeing AR and VR devices

    Apple reportedly developing next-gen ultra-thin displays for AR devices with TSMC

    Hyundai and Kia downplay Apple car rumors

    Hyundai is getting serious about building a ‘walking car’ with four legs

    Microsoft’s foldable Surface Duo price drops to $999, arrives in Europe next week

    Sonos FCC filing hints it’s coming for the UE Boom and other small Bluetooth speakers

    This laptop has seven times the average number of screens

    Amazon reportedly building an Alexa ‘command center’ that mounts to the wall

    How Sony put 40,000 PlayStation symbols under your fingertips

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX is accepting $99 Starlink deposits amid ‘deep chasm’ of red ink

    Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase clashes with its environmental aspirations

    Miami mayor says Elon Musk will tunnel under the city for just $30 million

    The Biden administration is working to help address global semiconductor chip shortage

    Section 230 is 25 years old, and it’s never been more important


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jeff Bezos steps away as Amazon CEO / Ford's electric Mustang Mach-E / Apple Car rumors

    Jeff Bezos steps away as Amazon CEO / Ford's electric Mustang Mach-E / Apple Car rumors

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Sean O'Kane, and Becca Farsace discuss driving Ford's electric Mustang, what's next for Tesla's product line, rumors around Apple's Car endeavors, and Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO.
    Further reading:

    Scientists want to know if vaccinated people can still become COVID-19 long-haulers

    If you’re starting an online class, check to make sure your professor is alive

    Volunteers built a one-stop website to find open NYC vaccine appointments

    Amazon will have a new CEO as Jeff Bezos transitions to executive chair later this year

    Bezos’ Amazon: from bookstore to backbone of the internet

    Meet Andy Jassy, Amazon’s next CEO 

    Amazon’s electric Rivian vans will start making deliveries in 16 cities this year

    Ford Mustang Mach-E

    Kuo adds fuel to Apple-Hyundai electric car rumors 

    Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car

    Tesla’s new Model S can go up to 520 miles

    Tesla Roadster production delayed to 2022

    Tesla agrees to recall cars with failing displays

    Tesla’s next car will seamlessly unlock with UWB, FCC leak suggests

    Don’t buy Teslas during a production ramp, Elon Musk says

    Another SpaceX Starship nails clean test flight, but explodes on landing

    Elon Musk’s shot at Amazon flares monthslong fight over billionaires’ orbital real estate

    The Alpha 1 is Sony's new flagship camera with monstrous 

    iOS 14.5 tries to solve Face ID’s mask problem with your Apple Watch

    HP’s Spectre x360 14 review: the best 2-in-1 you can buy

    Rad Power Bikes raises $150 million to grow its electric bike empire


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    GameStop, Reddit, and Robin Hood: How r/WallStreetBets gamed the stock of GameStop

    GameStop, Reddit, and Robin Hood: How r/WallStreetBets gamed the stock of GameStop

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Elizabeth Lopatto explain how the users of the subreddit r/WallStreetBets sent GameStop, AMC and other stocks rocketing up through the stock market.

    A year into coronavirus, we’re still counting the dead

    Slow certification process keeps some pharmacists from giving COVID-19 vaccines

    Go read this report about the tech systems behind the US’s vaccine distribution

    Testing sidelined as health departments focus on vaccination

    How r/WallStreetBets gamed the stock of GameStop

    Reddit’s GameStop traders turn their attention to AMC stock

    Memes have broken the brokerages

    Robinhood blocks purchase of GameStop, AMC, and BlackBerry stock

    Discord has turned into a virtual trade floor with memes, stocks, and chaos

    r/WallStreetBets went private — and now it’s back with a message

    After buy ban, GameStop hypebeasts are looking for a Robinhood alternative

    Robinhood denies claims that it sold GameStop shares out from under its traders

    Robinhood will allow ‘limited buys’ of stocks like GameStop starting Friday

    Samsung Galaxy S21 review

    Sony’s creator-focused Xperia Pro arrives in the US priced at $2,499

    Tesla unveils redesigned Model S with new interior and 520-mile range option

    OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s next company is literally called Nothing


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    • 1 hr 11 min

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