Episode 220: BL and David discuss Mattel’s new line of historic Barbies; made up holidays; the Philando Castille crowdfunding effort that fed a school district; brilliant billboards; Techmeme’s new Ride Home podcast; how to write good error messages; the Jurassic World Alive AR app; Mall of America’s mallbot; Amazon’s creepy, laughing Echo; thought transfer technology; facial recognition in interviews; a brainwave-powered exoskeleton; voice optimization for Amazon Alexa; and much, much more.
Episode 218: BL and David discuss an autocomplete Black Panther interview; Twitter amping up the news while Facebook flounders; the Amazon Pollycast; Bloomberg’s Twitter TicToc; the lonely dog that went viral; Lucky Charms gets mythical; Watson gets embedded in virtual and augmented reality; the Marketoonist; the coming artificial reality apocalypse; the next chapter in Net Neutrality repeal; a clumsy, milky metaphor; Gmail gets AMPed; concussion spotting technology; and much, much more.
Episode 214: David discusses Sarah Silverman’s compassionate response to a Twitter troll; Life Time Fitness’ decision to ban cable news; the Wellness VR platform pilot program in a senior living facility; Google’s audio-realistic text-to-speech technology; Firefox’s plans to shame insecure sites; Cadbury’s Willy Wonka white chocolate cream eggs; Apple’s long-awaited podcast analytics; Twitter’s video views; Facebook Ad Manager rules; the massive hardware security flaw that has effected all computer processors; a fatal swatting incident; Ajit Pai’s no-show at the Computer Electronics Show; and much, much more.
Episode 212: David discusses Spotify opening up to podcasts; Budweiser Light’s crafty cease and desist letter to Modist Brewing; Wine label design and the stories they tell; YouTube Creator Studio’s rebranding and revamping; Google Map’s new wakeup call feature; Google’s expansion of meta descriptions; video technology that literally changes a leopard’s spots and lip syncs Barack Obama…and much, much more.
Episode 210: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Stovetop’s Thanksgiving Dinner Pants; Disney Pixar’s Coco VR experience; the latest search ranking factors from SEMRush and Searchmetrics; Washington Post’s counterpoint AI; the New Zealand Coffin Club viral video; a pot subscription service; iPhone X’s fraudulent faces flaw; BoingBoing’s Net Neutrality popup alert; algorithmic threats to journalism; the MakeApp app; Greta Van Susteren’s sorry Sorry app; popping pimple fingernails; LG’s mosquito-repellant Phones; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 207 co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss Burger King’s anti-bullying public service ad; Twitter’s new-found transparency for political ads; the mechanics behind the recommendation engine powering Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist; Burger King bullying Wendy’s; saveable Tweets; Twitter’s Happening Now feature; Facebook going after Google Hangouts with the addition of screensharing to Facebook Live; Facebook adding Dwell Time and Link Sharing as custom audiences for ad retargeting; 3D social posts to encourage VR object sharing on Facebook; the EPA erasing climate change online; your camera is watching you; Spectacle sales are not so spectacular; giving Amazon your key; and the top 10 most horrific marketing screw-ups of 2017; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 204: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Google’s Pixel 2 announcement and its battle against Apple; five ex-Presidents rocking for hurricane relief; the Obama’s 25th wedding anniversary; National Public Radio’s errant Facebook post that went viral; BuzzFeed’s public service fake news feed; IRS’ baffling announcement of its deal with Equifax; the amazing absence of a social media pause button; the client you’ll never want to have; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 198: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Vice News documentary about the Charlottesville domestic terror attack; Josh Bernoff’s Pro Bono Pledge; BuzzFeed’s new live show; how to lampoon racists and Nazis; a treasure trove of digitized vintage vinyl records; Google Home’s new calling feature; airport fashion; Proctor & Gamble’s new The Talk commercial; 3D printed hands; livestreaming crossword help; tigers banned from Tinder; ancient emojis; a Planetary Protection Officer update; the #PutinShirtlessChallenge; Amazon’s secret brands; Twitter’s senstive content algorithm; Facebook copycatting; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 192: BL and David discuss NASA how called BS on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop; Amazon acquires Whole Foods; beefy new Ken Dolls come out; Smirnoff newsjacks; Google AI helps expand reading for kids; BuzzFeed & VOX Media get buggy; a Troll Cakes/detective agency makes trolls eat their words; Spectacles go scuba diving; alorithmic responsibility; the Instagram star who was trampled by a cow and much, much more.
Episode 191: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Bill Maher’s apology for using the N-word; Senator Chuck Schumer Trolling Donald Trump; Apple’s Podcasting Analytics; Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech; Story Analytics by Kit; a mental health chatbot; Political Analytics from Facebook’s Town Hall; the “Failing” New York Times killing it with newsletters; Twitter’s DM expansion; Rand Paul’s inconvenient tweet; Quartz’ plagiarism recovery; beheading chickens on Facebook; #HappyDeathDay’s poor timing; PETA’s unviral cat video; a PR pitch from hell; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.