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Tue. 06/09 – Apple Could Announce Arm Chips For Macs at WWDC In A Matter Of Days

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Release Date: 06/09/2020

Fri. 08/07 – The Executive Order To Ban TikTok and WeChat show art Fri. 08/07 – The Executive Order To Ban TikTok and WeChat

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The President officially signs an order to block ByteDance AND Tencent. Apple confirms the reasons why xCloud and Stadia aren’t coming to iOS any time soon. Uber is now, officially, more burrito delivery company than taxi company. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Links: (The Verge) (BuzzFeed.news) (The Verge) (TroyHunt.com) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: (Turner Novak's Substack) (The Bulwark) (Motherboard) (Protocol) (NYTimes)

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Thu. 08/06 – Will The US’s “Clean Network” Plan Break The Internet? show art Thu. 08/06 – Will The US’s “Clean Network” Plan Break The Internet?

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Will the US Government’s “Clean Network” plan lead to the definitive fracturing of the Internet we’ve all feared? Nintendo is killing it thanks to Covid and Animal Crossing. Are Samsung’s new earbuds actually Cool Beans? You no longer have to pay Apple $700 to put wheels on your Mac Pro. And why wireless charging could be a global environmental disaster waiting to happen. Sponsors:  code: RIDE Links:  (CNBC)  (Quartz)  (Bloomberg)  (TechCrunch)  (Polygon)  (The Verge)  (Apple Insider)  (OneZero)

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Wed. 08/05 – Samsung’s Unpacked Event And The New Galaxy Note 20s show art Wed. 08/05 – Samsung’s Unpacked Event And The New Galaxy Note 20s

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All of the headlines from the Samsung Unpacked event: new Galaxy Note 20s, New Galaxy Buds, New Galaxy Watch and more. Disney has already hit its goal for Disney+. ByteDance remains defiant even as Facebook launches Instagram Reels. And Anthony Levandowski remains defiant, even as he is sentenced. Sponsors: Links: (9to5Google) (The Verge) (TechCrunch) (TechCrunch) (TechCrunch) (The Verge)

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Tue. 08/04 – Last Hurrah? iMacs Get A Major Update show art Tue. 08/04 – Last Hurrah? iMacs Get A Major Update

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Last hurrah? Intel iMacs get a major update. The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump situation can only be described as nuts-o-butts-o. Looks like Garmin paid the ransom. Why xCloud is launching soon on Android but not on iOS. And get ready for games to get more expensive with the next generation consoles. Sponsors: Links: (The Verge) (TechCrunch) (WSJ) (WSJ) (Bloomberg) (The Verge) (EU Commission) (The Verge) (Venture Beat) (GamesIndustry.biz)

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Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained show art Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

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TikTok has not been banned by Trump, but it came close this weekend. Microsoft almost walked away from buying TikTok this weekend, but it looks like it’s back on board and might buy non-Chinese TikTok operations soon. Google invests in ADT. The new Pixel 4As are here. And a profile of the alleged teenaged Twitter hack mastermind who has now been arrested. Sponsors: Links: (WSJ) (Official Microsoft Blog) (Reuters) (TechCrunch) (The Verge) (The Verge) (Axios) (NYTimes)

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Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm? show art Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm?

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Sources say Nvidia is in talks to buy Arm. Music Videos are coming to Facebook in a bigger way. The iPhone is delayed a tiny bit. A run-down of the earnings reports: TLDR: Apple made a ton of money when people thought they wouldn’t but Alphabet shrunk for the first time ever. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Links: (Financial Times) (Bloomberg) (Axios) (9to5Mac) Weekend Longreads Suggestions (Daily Nous) (Kislay Verma) (Indeed Hiring Lab) (OneZero) (Motherboard)

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Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony show art Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony

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A comprehensive rundown of the big tech testimony in Congress yesterday. Don’t worry. I tried to keep it brief. Are seller fees quietly twice as big a business for Amazon as AWS is? There’s a new king of the smartphone hill as Huawei surpasses Samsung. And I think we can officially say that the Peacock launch has been a success. Sponsors: Links: (The Verge) (ILSR.org) (MacRumors) (Reuters) (Canalys) (Digital Trends)

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Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress show art Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

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A rundown of what the big tech CEO’s told Congress this afternoon. Are Samsung and Google about to get a lot more integrated? The biggest news in the ongoing streaming media transformation of Hollywood. Buying out TikTok is going to be pretty expensive. And Shopify’s earnings blow the roof off the place. Sponsors: Links: (CNBC) (Bloomberg) (The Verge) (Reuters) (CNBC)

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Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse show art Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse

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What to expect from tomorrow’s Big Tech Congressional testimony. Instagram is trying to woo TikTok stars. Qualcomm has some amazing new quick charge tech. Roblox continues to look like the next big thing. And Deadspin—the true Deadspin—lives to fight another day. Sponsors: Links: (NYTimes) (The Markup) (Washington Post) (WSJ) (VentureBeat) (TechCrunch) (NYTimes)

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Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July show art Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July

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Google’s offices might remain closed due to Covid for another full year. Australia has sued Google on competition and consumer grounds. Looks like Garmin is being ransomed. A handheld device to replace guide dogs for the blind. And you know Software as a Service, but get ready for Hardware as a Service. Sponsors: Links: (WSJ) (ITNews) (The Verge) (Bleeping Computer) (TechCrunch) (New Atlas)

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