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

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Release Date: 07/29/2020

Fri. 09/18 – WeChat Officially Banned On Sunday. TikTok Only Kinda Banned. show art Fri. 09/18 – WeChat Officially Banned On Sunday. TikTok Only Kinda Banned.

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The Commerce Department officially has brought the hammer down. WeChat is banned on Sunday. TikTok banned on Sunday too, but it’s complicated. PayTM is banned from the Google Play Store in India. Facebook decides that Facebook is too toxic for its own workers to use. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Links: (CNBC) (TechCrunch) (9to5Mac) (The Verge) (CNBC) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: (Forbes) (Protocol) (Marker) (One Zero) (Vintage Computing And Gaming) (Fast Company)

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Thu. 09/17 – PS5 Details Revealed. But Good Luck Pre-Ordering! show art Thu. 09/17 – PS5 Details Revealed. But Good Luck Pre-Ordering!

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We have the launch date and price for the Playstation 5. An update on the TikTok and WeChat situations. Why the Snowflake IPO was such a big deal, and such a big success. Red Ventures is affiliate marketing on steroids. And what if I told you the coolest new bit of gear that people got turned on to during the last Apple event was an office chair. But it is Jony Ive’s favorite office chair. Sponsors: ; email Links: (VentureBeat) (The Verge) (The Verge) (Bloomberg) (Dan Primack/Axios) (Bloomberg) (Digiday) (Gear Patrol)

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Wed. 09/16 – Facebook Unveils The Oculus Quest 2 show art Wed. 09/16 – Facebook Unveils The Oculus Quest 2

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Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2, as a part of its Facebook Connect (formerly Oculus Connect) event. Amazon Music gets podcasts. Spotify puts the Apple One bundle on blast. Developers have found yet another reason to get pissed at Apple. And AT&T is not only bringing advertising to HBO, they want to add ads to you phone as well. Sponsors: Links: (Engadget) (The Verge) (Axios) (WSJ) (NYTimes) (Apple Insider) (The Verge) (Mashable) (Reuters) (Bloomberg)

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Tue. 09/15 – The Apple “Time Files” Event show art Tue. 09/15 – The Apple “Time Files” Event

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A full rundown of the Time Flies event from Apple. New Apple Watches, including an Apple Watch SE. Refreshed iPad, but redesigned iPad Air that is giving the iPad Pro a run for its money. An Apple Fitness+ subscription program. An Apple One subscription bundle. And meanwhile, Sony cuts PlayStation 5 production, we have a date for Google’s Pixel 5 launch and why it might actually be a good idea to put your data center at the bottom of the ocean. Sponsors: Links: (Bloomberg) (The Verge) (Intelligencer) (The Verge) (GeekWire)

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Mon. 09/14 – Has Oracle Saved TikTok (In The US)? show art Mon. 09/14 – Has Oracle Saved TikTok (In The US)?

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Has Oracle saved TikTok, in the US at least? Let me explain why it’s not actually buying anything, probably isn’t solving the security problem Microsoft says it would have, and China is keeping its hands on the algorithm. On a normal day, news of Nvidia buying ARM would have been the headline. Airtable is an interesting raise. And who has more pie on their face: OnePlus or US Customs agents? Sponsors: Links: (WSJ) (Forbes) (WSJ) (TechCrunch) (The Verge) (The Verge)

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(Bonus) The TikTok Sales Saga With @Kantrowitz show art (Bonus) The TikTok Sales Saga With @Kantrowitz

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The TikTok saga. It’s gonna end. Or it’s gonna happen. Or it’s gonna… something in the next few days. Will it be sold? Will it not be? Will it be banned in the US. There are so many angles here. So many interesting ways to tease out something that is unprecedented in the world of Tech. Alex Kantrowitz pinged me to talk about it and he’s a good dude to do so because he wrote a book about the big tech platforms, and, as we get into… this is so rare. A big up and coming platform that is just, for weird a-historical reasons, being offered up on a platter for the other powers that be...

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Fri. 09/11 – Microsoft Says The Hackers Are Coming For The Election show art Fri. 09/11 – Microsoft Says The Hackers Are Coming For The Election

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Microsoft warns that hackers working for Russia, China and Iran are escalating their attacks surrounding the upcoming US Presidential election. I lied…. Apple has blinked in the Epic Games/App Store battle, at least a little bit. A profile of everyone’s favorite note taking startup, Roam. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Links: (NBC News) (iMore) (9to5Google) (The Information) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: (Bloomberg) (The Atlantic) (Wired) (Forbes) (Fast Company)

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Thu. 09/10 – “Campus” Is Facebook, But For College Kids (Insert Joke Here) show art Thu. 09/10 – “Campus” Is Facebook, But For College Kids (Insert Joke Here)

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Facebook goes back to its roots by going back to school with Campus. The Long-Term Stock Exchange is ready for its closeup. The former head of the NSA is joining Amazon’s board. The second-gen Motorola Razr is here. And an in-depth review and assessment of whether or not Microsoft’s Surface Duo knows what it wants to be. Sponsors: Links: (The Verge) (The Verge) (The Verge) (The Verge) (The Verge) (The Verge) (WSJ)

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Wed. 09/09 – Clarifications And Follow-Ups show art Wed. 09/09 – Clarifications And Follow-Ups

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Clarifying the news on the new Xbox consoles, as well as next week’s Apple event. Apple sues Epic Games for breach of contract. Android 11 is here if you can get it. A new Yubikey now has USB-C goodness. And more indications that 5G is going to continue to be super, annoyingly disappointing. Sponsors: Links: (The Verge) (Engadget) (Bloomberg) (Bloomberg) (CNBC) (The Verge) (TechCrunch) (CNBC) (The Verge) (PCMag) Ride Home Mutants classic league, code: e5m0zl Ride Home Head to Head, code: 8hwq78

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Tue. 09/08 – Xbox Series X and (Series S!) Details Revealed show art Tue. 09/08 – Xbox Series X and (Series S!) Details Revealed

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The details around the new Xbox’s have been revealed. China wants to draw definitive global lines in the tech cold war. Google makes a big bet on the “no code” movement. Content pirates have suffered a historic setback. Was Masa Son pumping up the entire stock market. And we know when the iPhone event will be. Sponsors: Links: (WindowsCentral) (The Verge) (WSJ) (Silicon Angle) (Torrent Freak) (WSJ) (Margins Newsletter)

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