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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.

    Tue. 11/24 – Apple’s Head Of Global Security Indicted On Bribery Charges

    Tue. 11/24 – Apple’s Head Of Global Security Indicted On Bribery Charges

    Apple’s head of global security is indicted on bribery charges. But… it’s a little nuanced. Facebook turned back the dial on divisive news stories after the election. Forget Substack; why OnlyFans might be the biggest story in terms of creator platforms right now. How Elon Musk became the second richest man in the world, and why Werner Herzog is mad at him.

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    Links: Undersheriff, Apple security chief, businessman indicted in bribery schemes (PaloAltoOnline) Roiled by Election, Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth (NYTimes) OnlyFans Chief Talks Sports Ambitions and Role of Adult Content in Site (The Information) Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become world’s second richest person behind Jeff Bezos (The Verge) SPACEX MARS CITY: WERNER HERZOG ISSUES A STARK WARNING TO ELON MUSK (Inverse)

    • 15 min
    Mon. 11/23 - Snapchat Launches Spotlight, A TikTok Clone

    Mon. 11/23 - Snapchat Launches Spotlight, A TikTok Clone

    Cloning Snapchat isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Cloning TikTok. Even Snapchat has joined the bandwagon with Spotlight. Are people fleeing ads in feeds because the market is saturated? I break down all of last week’s big moves in Digital Media. And why the Covid Tracking Project deserves a friggin Nobel Prize.


    Links: Snapchat launches a TikTok-like feed called Spotlight, kick-started by paying creators (TechCrunch) Facebook Ads Could Be Reaching Saturation Point (WSJ) BuzzFeed to Acquire HuffPost in Stock Deal With Verizon Media (WSJ) Why the Success of The New York Times May Be Bad News for Journalism (NYTimes) Bots Grade Your Kids’ Schoolwork—and They’re Often Wrong (WSJ) Data Heroes of Covid Tracking Project Are Still Filling U.S. Government Void (Bloomberg Businessweek)

    • 18 min
    (Bonus) Office Hours With Chris Messina

    (Bonus) Office Hours With Chris Messina

    A deep-dive conversation with hashtag inventor Chris Messina about what makes good product design, how to Product Hunt effectively, and his unique advice about finding success in the Tech Industry.


    Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vekRLZcnfpU




    • 1 hr 20 min
    Fri. 11/20 – Facebook And Apple Trade Schoolyard Taunts

    Fri. 11/20 – Facebook And Apple Trade Schoolyard Taunts

    Facebook and Apple are calling each other names again. “Privacy Thief!” “Monopolist!” And why we might see more of this in the coming years. Roblox files maybe the most exciting S-1 of this IPO batch. Stadia is going to work around the App Store too. Another big milestone crossed for self-driving cars. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.


    Links: Apple doubles down on upcoming iOS 14 privacy features, slams Facebook for collecting ‘as much data as possible’ (9to5Mac) Roblox files for its IPO (Axios) Stadia will be playable on iOS via Safari in the coming ‘weeks’ (9to5Google) Robotaxi companies get the green light to charge for rides in California (TechCrunch)

    Weekend Longreads Suggestions‘An overnight success 10 years in the making’: Atlanta is the future for Black leaders in tech (Protocol) Huawei, 5G, and the Man Who Conquered Noise (Wired)The Substackerati (CJR) Jack Ma vs. the Party: Inside the collapse of the world's biggest IPO (Nikkei Asia) Ok Google: please publish your DKIM secret keys (Matthew Green's Blog) ‘Like Being Grilled Alive’: The Fear of Living With a Hackable Heart (OneZero)

    • 19 min
    Thu. 11/19 – Google Pay Pivots In An Interesting Way

    Thu. 11/19 – Google Pay Pivots In An Interesting Way

    A major strategy shift for Google Pay might be a big deal. But a minor shift in YouTube monetization is the same old, same old. Apple pays to settle an investigation into iPhone throttling. Affirm files for its IPO. Apple Silicon continues to absolutely wow people, and by the way, the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera is wowing professional photographers.


    Links: Google Pay gets a major redesign with a new emphasis on personal finance (TechCrunch) YouTube will run ads on some creator videos, but it won’t give them any of the revenue (The Verge) Affirm drops S-1, revealing sharply rising revenue on a narrower net loss (FinLedger.com) Apple to pay $113 million to settle state investigation into iPhone ‘batterygate’ (The Washington Post) Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service launches on iOS as a web app (The Verge) Pixelmator Pro gets update for M1 Macs (The Verge) Apple releases forked version of TensorFlow optimized for macOS Big Sur (VentureBeat) The iPhone 12 Pro Max: Real Pro Photography (Halide Blog) Apple embraces iOS 14 home screen customization by fixing how app shortcuts work (TechCrunch)

    • 20 min
    Wed. 11/18 – Crack! Apple Cuts Its App Store Vig In Half

    Wed. 11/18 – Crack! Apple Cuts Its App Store Vig In Half

    The App Store has cracked open a bit. Apple will cut its vigorish in half, for most developers, but not the ones that make them the most money. Robinhood is probably gonna join the cavalcade of IPOs. Marissa Mayer is back. And the biggest social network you’ve probably never heard of is coming from France.

    Sponsors:Amazon.com/ridehomeNetgear.com/bestwifiLinks: Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st (The Verge) 'Fortnite' now offers Houseparty video calls on PC, PS4 and PS5 (Engadget) Robinhood Seeks Advisers for Potential IPO Next Year (Bloomberg) Marissa Mayer wants to clean up your contacts, and that’s just for starters (Fast Company)Beats debuts new glow-in-the-dark Powerbeats, available from Apple starting tomorrow (9to5Mac) Beats launches a glow-in-the-dark pair of Powerbeats for $200 (The Verge) Yubo could be the next big social app as it raises $47.5 million (TechCrunch) Not Dead Yet: News Site Mistakenly Runs Dozens of V.I.P. Obituaries (NYTimes)

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668 Ratings

668 Ratings

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There are a variety of tech podcasts out there but I find this one to really be one of the absolute best. Technology has integrated into all aspects of our life and I think Brian does an excellent job of communicating that in the right context. Sure he’s got gadgets reviews but he’s also got the aspect of companies and their strategies and how they are transforming marketplaces and how those transformations drift over from just a tech business to the broader world because they’re having increasing impact on our daily life as well as the political climate we find ourselves in. Making sense of all of that in a cogent and concise manner is not an easy thing to do and Brian has done an excellent job of it.

Highly recommend and well worth listening to.

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Brian is a great host. He’s completely politically impartial, which is difficult to find these days. He also has a great podcasting voice: if there is a stand-in, I literally get disconcerted because I don’t hear Brian. He’s also a master at distilling down the important stuff and giving you a concise, smart 20 mins of tech news. I can’t recommend this podcast enough.

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