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

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Release Date: 08/05/2020

Mon. 09/28 – Roku’s New $130 Streambar and Updated $100 Roku Ultra show art Mon. 09/28 – Roku’s New $130 Streambar and Updated $100 Roku Ultra

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Roku launches a Streambar and an Ultra with Dolby Vision. Dell updates the XPS 13 lineup. TikTok is still ticking, as of this moment. Will we see the return of the mini moniker, with an iPhone 12 Mini that might not actually be that small? Amazon Prime day lives again, but the days are numbered for the original Farmville. Sponsors: Links: (The Verge) (Variety) (Engadget) (NYTimes) (The Verge) (TechCrunch) (MIT Technology Review) (CNBC) (The Verge)

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(Bonus) TikTok's Secret Sauce With Eugene Wei and A16Z's 16 Minutes Podcast show art (Bonus) TikTok's Secret Sauce With Eugene Wei and A16Z's 16 Minutes Podcast

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Eugene Wei and Sonal Chokshi explain plainly how and why TikTok is an evolutionary (and algorithmic) step beyond the social graph. Eugene's original essay, Subscribe to (podcast)  

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Fri. 09/25 – Amazon Announces The Luna Cloud Gaming Service show art Fri. 09/25 – Amazon Announces The Luna Cloud Gaming Service

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All the headlines from Amazon’s hardware event. New Echo devices. Amazon is getting into cloud gaming with Luna. And ring has a literal drone that will fly around the inside of your house for the purposes of sentry duty. Interesting acquisition from Apple continues to point to them doing something big in podcasts. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Links: (Engadget) (CNBC) (The Verge) (The Verge) (Wired) (Bloomberg) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: (WSJ) (WSJ) (NYTimes) (The Atlantic) (CNBC)

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Thu. 09/24 – The Rebel Alliance Forming To Battle App Stores show art Thu. 09/24 – The Rebel Alliance Forming To Battle App Stores

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The Rebel Alliance has a name: The Coalition for App Fairness. Microsoft will make office available without a subscription. Software as a purchase, if you will, instead of a subscription. Radical. Say hello to the Galaxy S20 FE. And does the gaming industry make pre-orders and console launches so messy on purpose? Sponsors: Links: (Engadget) (Windows Central) (The Verge) (TechCrunch) (WSJ) (Reuters) (The Verge)

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Wed. 09/23 – Microsoft “Exclusively” Licenses GPT-3 show art Wed. 09/23 – Microsoft “Exclusively” Licenses GPT-3

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All the announcements and headlines from Microsoft’s Ignite 2020. Microsoft is exclusively licensing Open AI’s GPT-3. Google has debuted an Airtable rival called Tables. Ming-Chi Kuo thinks we’ll see an iPad with mini-LED by the end of the year. What happened during Tesla’s “battery day.” Pinterest has launched Story Pins and how Spotify is enabling SEO spam in audio form. Sponsors: Links: (TechCrunch) (GeekWire) (VentureBeat) (TechCrunch) (iMore) (MacRumors) (CNBC) (CNN) (TechCrunch) (OneZero)

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Tue. 09/22 – Quibi Is “Exploring Options” show art Tue. 09/22 – Quibi Is “Exploring Options”

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Quibi is exploring its options, as they say. The Google Antitrust suit could come next week. Why do you have to return the entire Apple Watch if your wristband doesn’t fit? The CIA has a new plan to compete with Silicon Valley for talent. The SEC and OCC sign off on stablecoins. And the strategy behind Microsoft’s big play for Bethesda. Sponsors: Links: (WSJ) (Washington Post) (MacRumors) (Bloomberg) (CoinDesk) (MIT Technology Review) (The Verge) (Bloomberg) (GeekWire) (The Verge)

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Mon. 09/21 – ByteDance Says It Won. Trump Says Not So Fast. TikTok Continues… For Now. show art Mon. 09/21 – ByteDance Says It Won. Trump Says Not So Fast. TikTok Continues… For Now.

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It looked like we had a TikTok deal the president liked. Then ByteDance went and pointed out they still had control. Now, I dunno where we’re at. Microsoft buys Bathesda. The founder of Nikola steps down in murky circumstances. And Amazon wants to use your Echo and Tile devices for a true Internet of Things network. Sponsors: Links: (Bloomberg) (FT) (CNBC) (ArsTechnica) (TechCrunch) (WSJ) (TechCrunch) (TechCrunch)

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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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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.

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