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Tue. 06/15 – Automattic Acquires Day One
Automattic acquires the popular iOS and iPad OS journaling app, Day One. Everybody wants a piece of Stripe. Stripe wants to be the “Stripe for Identity” all by itself. With HBO vanquished, now Netflix wants to become Disney faster than Disney can become Netflix. And could I interest you in an NFT of the entire World Wide Web?
Mon. 06/14 – An “Extreme” Apple Watch?
Could we get an extreme sports Apple Watch soon? Google makes Workspace and Chat available to all. Bitcoin’s first major overhaul in four years is a go. TikTok has quickly become an advertising Monster. And I try to explain to you why everyone is suddenly so hype on Miami as a tech hub.
Fri. 06/11 – Now The Hackers Have Come For Our Hamburgers
Moar… hacking news. McDonalds. Electronic Arts. Le sigh. Apple wants to do away with passwords too. Elon Musk unveils the Model S Plaid. An interesting Apple Car hire. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
Thu. 06/10 – Another Payoff To Ransomware Hackers
Another payoff to Ransomware hackers. Facebook to launch a smartwatch? Microsoft to launch a dedicated game streaming device? Samsung unveils a tiny, tiny camera sensor. Stripe wants to handle your sales tax headache. And can the creator economy take off in a world of App Stores with 30% rakes?
Wed. 06/09 – The First Country To Adopt Bitcoin As Legal Tender
El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Biden reverses the TikTok and WeChat bans. Did one single customer cause that Fastly internet outage? Interesting raise for a faster Ethereum. Interesting new browser option. And maybe my favorite honey pot operation of all time.
Tue. 06/08 – Fastly Takes Down The Internet
Fastly takes down the internet, highlighting how the internet is still really centralized. The US seized most of the bitcoins those hackers got from the Colonial Pipeline hack, highlighting how Bitcoin is actually eminently traceable. Facebook pokes Apple in the eye on WWDC day, and I give you a wrap-up of the bits a pieces we missed from WWDC yesterday.
Neutral and Enthusiastic
Use this to introduce students to podcasting in the community college where I teach.
Ad experience makes it a terrible podcast
I would have definitely rated it higher because I like the content, but the ads running for 3 mins straight in the middle of a podcast is annoying. If smaller ads were spread out or all ads moved to the end which could easily be skipped, the experience would be better.
Plus the guy hates apple too. Quite evident from his podcasts.
I almost never miss an episode
This podcast is entertaining and informative with a great cadence. It’s not too short and not too long. A must subscribe for any tech enthusiast.