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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:Amazon.com/techmeme PayPal AppJoinFightCamp.com/techmemeLinks: Microsoft challenges Twilio with the launch of Azure Communications Services (TechCrunch) Azure Orbital launches Microsoft into cloud-based space race with Amazon (GeekWire) Microsoft Teams is getting virtual commutes and Headspace meditation (VentureBeat) Google launches a work-tracking tool and Airtable rival, Tables (TechCrunch)Swift language tools now available for Windows 10 (iMore) Kuo: Mini-LED Displays to Debut in Apple's Next iPad Pro (MacRumors) Tesla CEO Elon Musk says company can build a $25,000 self-driving car within three years (CNBC) Elon Musk promises $25,000 Tesla and says Model S 'Plaid' is coming soon (CNN)Pinterest officially launches new Story Pins format in beta (TechCrunch) Why Spotify Has So Many Bizarre, Generic Artists Like ‘White Noise Baby Sleep’ (OneZero)
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:Amazon.com/techmemePayPal AppLinks: Quibi Explores Strategic Options Including Possible Sale (WSJ) Justice Department expected to brief state attorneys general this week on imminent Google antitrust lawsuit (Washington Post) PSA: New Apple Watch Owners Have to Return Entire Device for Ill-Fitting Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop (MacRumors) A $50 Phone is Ambani's Weapon to Dominate India Telecom Market (Bloomberg) SEC, OCC Issue First Regulatory Clarifications for Stablecoins (CoinDesk) CIA’s new tech recruiting pitch: More patents, more profits (MIT Technology Review) You can now stream your Xbox One games to your Android phone for free (The Verge) Microsoft to Buy Bethesda for $7.5 Billion to Boost Xbox (Bloomberg) Microsoft to acquire Elder Scrolls, Fallout, other hit games in $7.5B deal for Bethesda Softworks parent (GeekWire) Watch a demo of Royole’s new folding phone, on sale today for roughly $1,500 (The Verge)
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:Amazon.com/techmeme PayPal AppLinks: Trump Blesses Oracle’s TikTok Deal, Delays App Store Ban (Bloomberg)TikTok deal hit by confusion over who will own and control the app (FT) Judge halts Trump administration order banning WeChat from Apple and Google app stores (CNBC) Microsoft purchases Bethesda Softworks in industry-changing acquisition [Updated] (ArsTechnica)With $100M in funding, Playco is already a mobile gaming unicorn (TechCrunch) Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Resigns as Executive Chairman Amid Fraud Allegations (WSJ) Nikola’s chairman steps down, stock crashes following allegations of fraud (TechCrunch) Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soon (TechCrunch)
How tech companies are evolving during the pandemic and how our devices will change to cater to our new requirements.
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:Fundrise.com/techmeme PayPal AppLinks: Trump to block downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday (CNBC) Google pulls India's Paytm app from Play Store for repeat policy violations (TechCrunch)iOS 14 default app settings automatically reset to Mail and Safari after reboot (9to5Mac) Apple is making Shazam a bigger part of your iPhone (The Verge) Facebook is cracking down on groups that give health advice and promote violence (CNBC)Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Exclusive: The Billionaire Who Wanted To Die Broke . . . Is Now Officially Broke (Forbes)‘Interactive entertainment is the standard bearer of the entertainment business’ (Protocol) Remote Work Is Killing the Hidden Trillion-Dollar Office Economy (Marker) Your Teenage Email Account Is a Lost Time Capsule (One Zero) Why the Apple II Didn’t Support Lowercase Letters (Vintage Computing And Gaming) This unheard Steve Jobs tape is part of an amazing trove of tech history (Fast Company)
Andrew and Paul talk about iOS 14 officially being available. Paul buys an Apple Watch. Sony announces pricing for the Playstation 5. Who has the better gaming console, Microsoft or Sony? Plus the guys discuss LG's new phone, the Wing.
Apple enthusiast Preshit Deorukhkar joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Apple Event. Introduction iOS 14 Apple Watch Series 6, SE iPad 8th Gen iPad Air
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:Liftoff.to PayPal AppMarketingPlay.com; email firstname.lastname@example.orgLinks: PlayStation 5 preorders: Sony reveals release date and price (VentureBeat) The PS5 will launch on November 12th for $499.99 (The Verge) Sony confirms PS5’s first-party launch lineup and free game upgrade plans for PS4 titles (The Verge) Oracle’s TikTok Bid Leaves Open Some U.S. Security Concerns (Bloomberg) Pro Rata Newsletter (Dan Primack/Axios) Snowflake IPO Spurs Flood of Wealth for Silicon Valley Elite (Bloomberg)‘Helping people discover information’: How Red Ventures grew into a giant (Digiday) Sit Like an Apple Engineer in This 70s-Era British Office Chair (Gear Patrol)Subscribe to the ad-free feed and support the show directly!
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: PayPal AppExtraHop.com/techmemeLinks:Oculus Quest 2 delivers standalone VR with sharper 90Hz screens for $299 (Engadget) OCULUS QUEST 2 REVIEW: BETTER, CHEAPER VR (The Verge) Snowflake is largest software IPO ever (Axios) Amazon Music Joins Podcasting Fray (WSJ) Driver Charged in Uber’s Fatal 2018 Autonomous Car Crash (NYTimes) Spotify says Apple One bundle is a 'threat to collective freedom' (Apple Insider) Apple accuses Epic of ‘starting a fire and pouring gasoline on it’ in new Fortnite filing (The Verge) Apple surprised iPhone users with a next-day iOS 14 release. App developers are pissed. (Mashable) Exclusive: AT&T considers cellphone plans subsidized by ads (Reuters) AT&T Plans Lower-Priced Version of HBO Max With Advertising (Bloomberg)
Apple announced the Watch Series 6, Apple One, new iPads, and more during their September event. Andrew and Paul discuss the new devices and give their thoughts on Apple's new Fitness+ service. Will Paul buy an Apple Watch Series 6?
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:LiftOff.to PayPal AppLinks:Techmeme Headline Rundown of the Apple Event Sony Cuts PlayStation 5 Forecast by 4 Million Due to Chip Woes (Bloomberg) Sen. Hawley calls for US to reject Oracle’s TikTok deal (The Verge) We’re Heading Toward the Worst Possible Outcome on TikTok (Intelligencer) Google to launch Pixel 5, new Chromecast, and smart speaker on September 30th (The Verge) Microsoft pulls underwater data center back to the surface to assess benefits of deep-sea cloud (GeekWire)
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: PayPal AppBuyRaycon.com/techLinks: Oracle Wins Bid for TikTok in U.S., Beating Microsoft (WSJ) It’s Official- NVIDIA Acquires Arm For $40 Billion To Create What Could Be A Computing Juggernaut (Forbes) Verizon to Buy TracFone in Deal Valued at Up to $7 Billion (WSJ) Airtable raises $185M and launches new low-code and automation features (TechCrunch) Feds proudly announce seizure of ‘counterfeit Apple AirPods’ that are actually OnePlus Buds (The Verge) The LG Wing’s twisting screen offers a new spin on the dual-screen smartphone (The Verge)
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 to… maybe take over? I quoted Alex when he was at Buzzfeed for years. But as we discuss at the end, Alex has gone solo! Check out his newsletter Big Technology. Check out his podcast, Big Technology.
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:DoubleUp.agencyToday In Digital Marketing PodcastLinks: Russia, China and Iran launched cyberattacks on presidential campaigns, Microsoft says (NBC News) Epic says that Sign in with Apple for Fortnite will still work after all (iMore) ‘Apple One’ subscription bundle confirmed by Apple Music for Android ahead of Sept. 15 event (9to5Google) A $200 Million Seed Valuation for Roam Shows Investor Frenzy for Note-Taking Apps (The Information)Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Apple's Rising Class of Leaders Will Shape a Post-Tim Cook Era (Bloomberg) Your Phone Wasn’t Built for the Apocalypse (The Atlantic) Esports Pros Have ‘Dream’ Jobs—but Game Publishers Have All the Power (Wired) How Netflix's Reed Hastings Rewrote the Hollywood Script (Forbes) I was skeptical about attending Burning Man in VR, but it’s great (Fast Company)
How the pandemic gave birth to the ‘premium budget’ phones and what one should look for in them.
Android enthusiast Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Moto G9. Introduction Why there are no great phones under Rs. 8,000 Why budget phones don't get software updates Moto G9 software Can software be a differentiating factor?
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:Doubleup.agencyToday In Digital Marketing PodcastLinks: Facebook reinvents Facebook with the launch of Campus for college students (The Verge) Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors (The Verge) Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors (The Verge) Motorola’s second-gen foldable Razr adds 5G, better cameras, and a chance at redemption (The Verge) Bose announces $279 QuietComfort Earbuds and $179 Sport Earbuds (The Verge) MICROSOFT SURFACE DUO REVIEW: DOUBLE TROUBLES (The Verge) TikTok, U.S. Discuss Ways to Avoid Sale (WSJ)
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:DoubleUp.agencyJoinFightCamp.com/techmemeLinks: Xbox Series X launches on November 10th for $499 (The Verge) Microsoft is adding EA Play to Xbox Game Pass (Engadget) Nintendo Boosts Switch Production by Another 20% (Bloomberg) Apple to Hold Sept. 15 Online Launch Event to Reveal New Watch (Bloomberg) Apple doubles down in fight with Fortnite creator Epic Games, seeks damages for breach of contract (CNBC) Fortnite is launching a concert series it hopes will become a ‘tour stop’ for artists (The Verge) Google’s new ‘Verified Calls’ feature will tell you why a business is calling you (TechCrunch) Taboola and Outbrain end talks to merge after nearly a year (CNBC) Yubico’s new USB-C security key with NFC could be the one key to unlock them all (The Verge)Fastest Mobile Networks 2020 (PCMag)Ride Home Mutants classic league, code: e5m0zlhttps://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/e5m0zlRide Home Head to Head, code: 8hwq78https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/8hwq78
Veteran games creator, Brian Fargo and Wasteland 3's music supervisor, Mary Ramos join Adam to talk about the way they're putting a soundtrack on a post-apocalyptic American adventure. PC Gamer's Jody Macgregor reviews the game in this edition.
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:MintMobile.com/rideDoubleUp.agencyLinks: Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release date and price finally revealed (WindowsCentral) Leaked Xbox Series S commercial reveals 1440p, ray tracing, and 512GB SSD (The Verge) China Launches Initiative to Set Global Data-Security Rules (WSJ) Google binds no-code tools, API management and serverless computing into new development platform (Silicon Angle) Scene Bust Triggered Historic Drop in ‘Pirate’ Releases (Torrent Freak) SoftBank’s Bet on Tech Giants Fueled Powerful Market Rally (WSJ) SoftBank, Robinhood and a Margins Singularity (Margins Newsletter)
Vivek Bajaj co-founder of StockEdge & Elearnmarkets on building the Bloomberg ecosystem for retail Investors in India (Where are they now?)
Vivek Bajaj is back on the show! He is co-founder of StockEdge & Elearnmarkets.com. He appeared back in August 2016 (EP39) and since then his app has gone from 50K downloads to 1.5million downloads. And has gone from employing 25 staff to over 140 staff. So in this episode he talks about how they have scaled the operation. Talks about finding great business partners. Thoughts on the current stock market, Common mistakes first time investors make. Shares formulas for investing including the ‘10 10 10’ rule. Talks about his best investments and worst. Why Reliance stock is a ‘buy’. Why he doesn't invest in Bitcoin. Talks about raising finance. Gives great advice for entrepreneurs And finally the most important lesson about money he has learned so far! in this conversation we talk about:Revenue stats so farWhat problem are they solvingWhich product makes most revenue?Are they still a startup?Dealing with the big lossesNever comprising on sleepWhy you shouldn't just look at the price of a stockUsing you gut/intuition picking stocksThe importance of interest rates on the stock marketWhat is going to happen to the stock market in the next 6 monthsThoughts on robo advisorsWhy your tech product should always be in 'beta'And much more!Links https://twitter.com/vivbajajP.SPodcast Hosting Special Offer for Indian Startup Show Listeners.50% Off Your First Two Months on Simplecastsubscribe with the promo code ONSIMPLECAST belowhttps://simplecast.com?fp_ref=neil34P.P.Sif you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatelmusic by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
As I said on Friday, my goal this week was I wanted to learn more about the EV space. Yes, there’s Tesla, but we only talk about Tesla. And remember, I got turned on to the whole SPAC phenomenon because a lot of EV startups were going the SPAC route to get themselves publicly traded stocks that they hope will go hockey stick like Tesla stock. So, I reached out to Martyn Lee of the EV News Daily podcast. If you’re into the whole EV space, check out the EV News Daily podcast. As mentioned, it’s a daily just like this podcast is, but if you’re into the EV space, Martyn has you covered absolutely comprehensively. My thanks to Martyn for this great chat. Subscribe to the EV News Daily Podcast!Sponsors:Wipers123.com code RIDEMetalab.coTinyCapital.com
What this time has made us realise about the technology we use and how the COVID crisis will affect what we look for in our devices.
The Attorney General seems to want an antitrust case against Google within weeks. Apple has delayed the Ad-pocalypse. Why the games industry is where Epic has all the leverage against Apple. Will a new display tech bridge the gap between e-ink and traditional displays? And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.Sponsors:Metalab.coToday In Digital Marketing PodcastLinks: Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks (NYTimes) Apple to Delay iOS Change Roiling Mobile Ad Market (The Information) Apple App Store Draws New Scrutiny in Japan, Epicenter of Gaming (Bloomberg) Oculus halts headset sales in Germany (GamesIndustry.biz) TCL's new paper-like display can also play videos (Engadget)Weekend Longreads: Cash App’s Surge During Covid-19 Pandemic Fuels Square Stock (WSJ)The Digital Future of Tabletop Games (A16Z) Robot Boats Leave Autonomous Cars in Their Wake (WSJ) Tech Startup, Trying to Be Amazon for Farms, Runs Into Ag Giants (WSJ) Inside Fitbit’s Plan to Detect Covid Symptoms With a New Wearable (OneZero) How I hacked my Lego NES into a real console (Input)
Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Fold2. Paul discusses how it compares to the Microsoft Surface Duo. Intel launches it's 11th gen CPU chips, Tiger Lake. Is Intel still behind AMD? And Andrew and Paul discuss the high cost of smartphones. Are phone makers like Samsung and Apple in for a rude awakening in the next few months?
Will only one iPhone get the fastest version of 5G? Facebook moves into an election posture. Do Geofencing warrants violate the 4th Amendment? New Intel chips. New Snapdragon chips. Have you noticed we’ve been talking about the chip industry a lot lately? Today I’ll explain why. Also, a fully-functional Game Boy without a battery. Powered only by the sun and the energy of your button presses.Sponsors:Metalab.coToday In Digital Marketing PodcastLinks: Source: Only one of Apple’s new iPhones supports the fastest 5G (Fast Company) Facebook will stop accepting new political ads a week before the US presidential election (The Verge) Facebook Moves to Limit Election Chaos in November (NYTimes) Court rules NSA phone snooping illegal — after 7-year delay (Politico) Feds can’t ask Google for every phone in a 100-meter radius, court says (ArsTechnica) Intel announces its new 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs, available on laptops this fall (The Verge) Qualcomm promises better AI for its next Snapdragon PC chip (Engadget) China to Plan Sweeping Support for Chip Sector to Counter Trump (Bloomberg) Qualcomm hopes to topple AirPods Pro with ‘adaptive’ noise cancellation for true wireless earbuds (The Verge) The first battery-free Game Boy wants to power a gaming revolution (CNET)
Nividia’s new GPU powerhouse, the RTX 3090. Apple makes the case that the App Store is a jobs powerhouse. Patreon is an interesting and monster new raise. Why Amazon delivery drivers are hanging their phones from trees. And the story behind the new gaming phenomenon known as Fall Guys.Sponsors:Fundrise.com/techmemeMetalab.coLinks: Nvidia announces new RTX 3080 GPU, priced at $699 and launching September 17th (The Verge) Nvidia’s new RTX 3090 is a $1,499 monster GPU designed for 8K gaming (The Verge) iOS app economy creates 300,000 new US jobs as developers adapt during pandemic (Apple Newsroom) TikTok Deal Talks Are Snarled Over Fate of App’s Algorithms (WSJ) Patreon Tops $1 Billion Valuation as Pandemic Brings a Surge in Creators to Platform (WSJ) Twitch's Prime Video watch parties are now available to everyone (Engadget) Amazon Is Openly Hiring Union-Busters (Gizmodo) Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work (Bloomberg) How the British studio behind 'Fall Guys' went from near-disaster to launching one of the biggest gaming hits of all time (Business Insider)
It’s Phone Day! The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is unveiled. The world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera is unveiled (it’s the ZTE Axon 20 5G if you’re following along). Mark Gurman tells us everything we can expect from Apple through the end of the year. Walmart takes aim at Prime with Walmart+. Oh, and Zoom had quite the earnings report.Sponsors:Metalab.coLiftoff.toLinks: Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold2 packs a bigger 120Hz folding glass screen, Snapdragon 865+, and more (Android Police) ZTE unveils the Axon 20 5G, the first phone with an under-display camera (Engadget) Apple Preparing 75 Million 5G iPhones Alongside New Watches and iPad (Bloomberg) Kuo: mmWave 5G iPhone Shipments Likely to Be Weaker Than Expected in 2020-21 (MacRumors) Facebook Could Block Sharing of News Stories in Australia (NYTimes) Walmart+ launches Sept 15, offering same-day delivery, gas discounts and cashierless checkout for $98/yr (TechCrunch)Zoom shares soar after revenue more than quadruples from last year (CNBC)
Has TikTok found its buyer? Lenovo launches its flagship laptop. Netflix is offering free access to some of its originals. Amazon can officially start drone delivery. But drug cartels are already using drones for assassinations. And the billion dollar black market for stolen video game accounts for games like Fortnite and Roblox.Sponsors:Metalab.coBlueNile.com code RIDEGetSideQuest.app/rideLinks:TikTok deal to sell U.S. business could be announced as soon as Tuesday (CNBC)The Yoga 9i is Lenovo’s new flagship convertible laptop (The Verge)Samsung says its latest mobile memory is a production breakthrough (Engadget)Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 732G, a follow-up to the Pixel 4a’s chipset (9to5Google)Netflix Is Offering Free Access to Select Original Movies and Series, Even Without an Account (Gadgets360)Amazon wins FAA approval for Prime Air drone delivery fleet (CNBC)Drug Cartel Now Assassinates Its Enemies With Bomb-Toting Drones (The Drive/The Warzone)Stolen Fortnite Accounts Sold as Part of $1 Billion Black Market (Bloomberg)Jack Ma’s Ant Fuels Tech IPO Frenzy Not Seen Since Dotcom Bubble (Bloomberg)
Ok, if things couldn’t get any weirder, what if I told you Walmart really wants to buy TikTok. Has anyone noticed that Facebook is actively working to keep the App Store controversies in the news? I say thumbs down to a sidekick inspired smartphone, but thumbs up to completely under the screen selfie cameras. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.Sponsors:TinyCapital.comMasterworks.io, select PODCAST, then enter: RIDEGetSideQuest.app/rideLinks: Walmart wanted to be majority owner of TikTok, and was teamed up with Alphabet and SoftBank before Microsoft (CNBC) Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft on TikTok bid (CNBC) Exclusive: Facebook says Apple rejected its attempt to tell users about App Store fees (Reuters)Exclusive: First look at the LG Wing with its twisty dual display (Update) (Android Authority) Xiaomi will launch a phone with an invisible under-display camera in 2021 (Android Central)The Weekend Longreads Suggestions The Anti-Facebook: 12 Years In, Facebook's Cofounder Dustin Moskovitz's Slow-Burn Second Act Asana Finally Has Its Moment (Forbes) Palantir: On Business, Cults, and Politics (The Diff) Belarus Turned Off the Internet. Its Citizens Hot-Wired It. (Gizmodo) The Event Industry Is Being Confronted By Its Napster Moment (Skift) Amazon and FedEx Push to Put Delivery Robots on Your Sidewalk (Wired)The Conscience of Silicon Valley (GQ)
Review units of the Microsoft Surface Duo are making their way to reviewers. Andrew and Paul discuss what reviewers might and might not be able to share about the Surface Duo. What are the initial impressions from reviewers? Amazon announces the Amazon Halo, a screen-less fitness tracker. Is there room in the fitness tracker market for Amazon?
Amazon announces Halo, a weird and ambitious new fitness wearable. Facebook warns of an ad-apocalypse. TikTok’s CEO abruptly resigns, for: reasons. The reMarkable 2 e-ink tablet. Intel is causing the US to fall behind in supercomputing. And the first big podcaster to sign exclusively with Spotify is leaving the platform and burning his bridges.Sponsors:Masterworks.io, select PODCAST, then enter: RIDETinyCapital.comLinks: AMAZON ANNOUNCES HALO, A FITNESS BAND AND APP THAT SCANS YOUR BODY AND VOICE (The Verge) Facebook Says Apple’s Changes to iOS Will Dramatically Hurt Ads (Bloomberg) Kevin Mayer calls it quits (Source Code Newsletter) Intel Slips, and a High-Profile Supercomputer Is Delayed (NYTimes) Opensignal: U.S. 5G speeds slump as other countries leap ahead (VentureBeat) The reMarkable 2 is the latest attempt to turn your paper notepad digital (The Verge) Joe Budden is taking his podcast off Spotify because the company ‘is pillaging’ his audience (The Verge)Thanks to:@eliweiss1Get in touch with him at: eliaweiss.comAnd @openendedfilmsCheck out his film at: aoamovie.com
Palantir’s S-1 filing gives us our first look under the hood of their business. Apple is bringing AR content to Apple TV+. A big name in 3D printing is going public… and guess how? A new digital networking speed record. And Elon Musk is going to demo his brain/computer interface technology on Friday.Sponsors:Masterworks.io, select PODCAST, then enter: RIDETinyCapital.comLinks: Palantir files to go public, lost about $580 million last year (CNBC) Apple Plans Augmented Reality Content to Boost TV+ Video Service (Bloomberg) Facebook changes name of its annual VR event and its overall AR/VR organization (TechCrunch) White House announces creation of AI and quantum research institutes (VentureBeat) Desktop Metal going public in SPAC-led deal that could value 3D printer company at $2.5B (TechCrunch) Researchers at University College London Set a New World Record for Fastest Internet (Gizmodo) Elon Musk promises demo of a working Neuralink device on Friday (The Verge)
No more steps, that's what Mediatonic's Megan Ralph promises Adam in this edition of Game On. Fall Guys has been this year's surprise summer hit but what's helped the game get to the top of the goop slide?
No more steps, that's what Mediatonic's Megan Ralph promises Adam in this edition of Game On. Fall Guys has been this year's surprise summer hit but what's helped the game get to the top of the goop slide?
A whole bunch of new hardware gadgetry today. New Fitbits. New smart locks. New Roomba capabilities. Also, rumors of a new Nintendo Switch console with serious spec upgrades. A judge hands a lifeline to the Unreal Engine. 3nm Silicon is coming fast. And Bill Gurley gives us a timely background on SPACs.Sponsors:ExtraHop.com/techmemeTinyCapital.comLinks: Fitbit unveils Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches with Google Assistant (VentureBeat) Level’s latest smart lock can be unlocked with a touch (The Verge) Nintendo Plans Upgraded Switch Console and Major Games for 2021 (Bloomberg) Nintendo reportedly releasing upgraded Switch next year (The Verge) Epic judge will protect Unreal Engine — but not Fortnite (The Verge) iRobot is giving its vacuum cleaners a new AI-powered brain (The Verge) TSMC Details 3nm Process Technology: Full Node Scaling for 2H22 Volume Production (AnandTech) Going Public Circa 2020; Door #3: The SPAC (Above The Crowd/Bill Gurley)
Shakun Sethi founder of Tickle.life. On building the world's first community based discovery platform for sexual wellbeing and sexuality.
If sex sells, why is it so difficult to make money? Well today we are going to find out! I speak to Shakun Sethi founder of Tickle.life - The world's first community based discovery platform for sexual wellbeing and sexuality.She talks about her desire to build this. She goes in depth about building not one but two MVP and spending a year visiting over 100 sex toy shops for research. She talks about getting user feedback, using the sprint model. What metrics they use and the design issues faced. She talks about what really matters when building a community from scratch. She talks about the Indian market. And finally she talks about how to improve your EQ.In this episode we talk about:What are the users needsgetting 5k people to download the app with marketing.Indian customers being ready but still having reservationsWhat she learned from her first startupHaving a therapistwhy she gets DM's but no RT's! Failure is ok!Building a discovery platform not a social networkHer leadership styleIdea V ExecutionWhat she googled before telling her parents!Linkshttps://www.tickle.life/P.Sif you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatelmusic by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Is Apple evil now? Another App Store kerfluffle, this time involving WordPress of all things. Also, more fallout from the Apple/Epic Games/Fortnite battle. Lawsuits flying in the WeChat/TikTok controversies. And let me introduce you to SPAC’s, otherwise known as blank-check companies.Sponsors:TinyCapital.comGrammarly.com/techmemeLinks: WordPress founder claims Apple cut off updates to his completely free app because it wants 30 percent (The Verge) Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases after all (The Verge)Apple PE Ratio 2006-2020 | AAPL (Macrotrends) Apple is holding the Unreal Engine hostage, Epic says in new motion (The Verge) Lawsuit Claims U.S. WeChat Ban Is Unconstitutional (WSJ) Zoom is working again, even if you’re not (The Verge) Peter Thiel-Backed Startup Luminar to Go Public in $3.4 Billion Merger (Bloomberg)Introducing the Kottke Ride HomeSubscribe in Apple PodcastsSubscribe in Google PodcastsSubscribe On SpotifyOr search Kottke Ride Home on your podcast app of choice
Reviews editor Jamshed Avari joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Introduction Note 20 Ultra vs Note 20 S Pen Samsung's dilemma Who should buy Note 20 Ultra? The future of the Note series
Uber’s former CSO charged with obstruction of justice, becoming the first tech executive ever charged for a security incident. A legend of the Amazon C suite is leaving next year. Epic Games continues to gleefully poke Apple in the eye. How Apple is cutting 5G costs in the iPhone 12. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.Sponsors:Metalab.co Today In Digital Marketing PodcastLinks: Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Concealing Hack (NYTimes) Uber and Lyft Get Reprieve After Threatening to Shut Down (NYTimes) Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s consumer boss and a top lieutenant to Bezos, will step down in 2021 (CNBC) Epic to host a #FreeFortnite tournament with anti-Apple prizes (The Verge) Apple secretly acquired Israeli photography startup Camerai (CalcalisTech) Kuo: Apple Looking to Save on Costs in iPhone 12 With Simpler Battery Board Design (MacRumors)Weekend Longreads MONUMENTAL FAILURE - How Tulsa, Oklahoma, almost won Elon Musk using the language he knows best: memes (The Verge)The Case of the Top Secret iPod (TidBits) The Inside Story Of Robinhood’s Billionaire Founders, Option Kid Cowboys And The Wall Street Sharks That Feed On Them (Forbes) Sex, lies, and video games: Inside Roblox’s war on porn (Fast Company) Why the Facebookening of Oculus VR is bad for users, devs, competition (Ars Technica) Microsoft Flight Simulator review: clear skies with some light chop (Polygon)Why Microsoft's new Flight Simulator should make Google and Amazon nervous (Protocol)Classified:GrowthMarketingToolbox.com
Paul struggles with Microsoft's reason for the existence of the Surface Duo. Who is the Surface Duo meant for? Microsoft launches a brand new Xbox dashboard. And who is likely to buy Tik Tok and ARM?
Audio expert Ali Pardiwala joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the best true wireless earphones under Rs. 10,000. Introduction What to look for under Rs. 10,000 OnePlus Buds vs Vivo TWS Neo Creative Outlier Air Lypertek Tevi Notable mentions
Facebook has removed tons of stuff from what it calls US-based militia organizations. Airbnb has filed for its IPO. Cobalt is an interesting raise. But also, some new tech might remove cobalt for better batteries. DoorDash launches grocery delivery. And is Palantir the first high profile company to flee Silicon Valley?Sponsors:Metalab.coBuyRaycon.com/techLinks: Facebook Removes 790 QAnon Groups to Fight Conspiracy Theory (NYTimes) Facebook restricts more than 10,000 QAnon and US militia groups (The Guardian) Airbnb files confidential IPO paperwork (CNBC) Airbnb Files Confidentially for IPO With SEC (WSJ) Online Thrift Shop ThredUp Plans IPO Early Next Year (Bloomberg) Cobalt.io grabs $29M Series B to continue building out pentesting platform (TechCrunch) This Cobalt-Free Battery Is Good for the Planet—and It Actually Works (Wired) DoorDash launches grocery delivery to compete with Amazon and Instacart (The Verge) Data-analysis giant Palantir moves headquarters to Denver (Denver Business Journal) Alibaba posts 124 per cent gain in quarterly profit, sees China retail back to pre-pandemic levels (SCMP) Lyft will suspend its ride-hailing service in California (The Verge)
Soon you can only use an Oculus if you have a Facebook account. But bizarrely, the Facebook Portal (along with the Echo Show and Google Nest Hub Max) is opening up to Zoom. Netflix is testing a “shuffle play” feature. Blackberry phones are coming back. And Apple hits a $2 trillion market cap.Sponsors:BlueNile.com code: RIDEMetalab.coLinks: You’ll need a Facebook account to use future Oculus headsets (The Verge) Zoom is coming to Google Nest, Amazon Echo, and Facebook Portal smart displays (The Verge) Trump Expresses Support for Oracle to Buy TikTok (WSJ) Netflix test puts a ‘Shuffle Play’ button right on your home screen (TechCrunch)New BlackBerry-branded devices w/ QWERTY keyboards set to come in 2021 (9to5Google) A TikTok Ban Is Overdue (NYTimes) The ecommerce surge (Benedict Evans) Big Tech’s Domination of Business Reaches New Heights (NYTimes)
Apple has chosen the tactical nuclear option in its fight with Epic Games. But Epic might rally a rebel alliance. Would Oracle buying TikTok make any sense to anyone? Uber and Lyft consider reverting to the business model they claimed the operated all along. And algorithms CAN be good for humanity.Sponsors:Metalab.coDiscover.bot/podcastLinks: Epic says Apple threatens ‘catastrophic’ response in two weeks if Fortnite doesn’t comply with rules (The Verge)Oracle enters race to buy TikTok’s US operations (Financial Times) Apple Gives Users More Time to Buy AppleCare After Sales Slow (Bloomberg) Amazon Bets on Office-Based Work With Expansion in Major Cities (WSJ) Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California (NYTimes) Facebook and NYU use artificial intelligence to make MRI scans four times faster (The Verge)