Episode 249: BL and David discuss the new revelations of Facebook’s shady response to the Russian infiltration of its network; China ZTE’s exporting of the technological tools of totalitarianism to Venezuela; the Wall Street Journal’s efforts to detect deepfakes; the long-form video trend at YouTube; Firefox Monitor’s data breach notifications; a hilarious response to cheap clients; Facebook’s Most Amazing Dog show; Pandora’s Podcast Genome project; Iceland Foods’ banned Christmas commercial; Coca-Cola’s sappy social media wipe; the GoFundMe fraud story gets fraud-ier;…and much, much more.
Episode 247: BL and David discuss the global Google employee walkout; Ben & Jerry’s Pecan Resist ice cream; new Facebook 3D photos; brevity rules on Twitter; the Grinch shops on Ebates; Bing offers LinkedIn targeting in search ads; standup comedy visualized; Disney bedtime soundtracks for kids via Google Home; the Devil’s Triad; dead digital celebrities; Facebook fake ad problems persist…and much, much more.
Episode 242: BL and David discuss the gamification of the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Tim Berners-Lee’s super-important new Solid Web; buying on Amazon with Snap; Mercedes-Benz’ talking headlights; Coors & NatGeo’s new adventure; a boom in Billboards; Sirius XM and Pandora get together; Facebook Fails Again; racist face recognition code; Urban Outfitters dumbass Halloween costume; how skim reading affects our brains…and much, much more.
Episode 237: BL and David discuss LinkedIn’s new voicemail feature; autism therapy via Google Glass; the value of long-form content; government regulation of social media; Google’s new mobile search results for events; six-year-old toy reviewer Ryan’s new line of merch; illustrations of decaying social media; a gross chicken virtual reality experience; the social media backlash over an ISIS burger; and much, much more.
Episode 230: BL and David discuss Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report; Trump’s Unconstitutional Twitter blocking; GDPR as a sleep aid; Google DoubleClick’s new programmatic audio advertising option; Ambien maker Sanofi’s snarky newsjacking of the Roseanne Barr story; Facebook’s influencer search engine; YouTube’s new sharing options; agency lawsuits; Amazon Alexa spying; horrible headlines; Google goes evil; rebooting routers; …and much, much more.
Episode 229: BL and David discuss ABC TV’s royal wedding augmented reality app; brand created virtual influencers; Instagram’s app monitoring dashboard; Twitter tamping down trolls; the demise of WHOIS; Lil Tay flexes too far; the smart speaker dog whistle; Google’s diminishing meta descriptions; the Yanny vs Laurel controversy;…and much, much more.
Episode 226: BL and David discuss Google’s new strategy for leveraging the growing library of podcast content; the latest data from Edison Research about the podcast consumer; Amazon’s new Alexa Skill Blueprints feature; Jason Calacanis’ Open Book Challenge race to replace Facebook; SmugMug’s acquistion of Flickr; Burger King’s stealthy campaign to sneak Whoppers into movie theaters; Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes chocolate record; an advocacy campaign that turns victims of gun violence’s handwriting into a tool for change; teaching kids to be polite to machines; and much, much more.
Episode 223: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss bulletproof vests for kids; the growing Cambridge Analytica Scandal involves Plantir and Peter Thiele; driving a car with VR; brands on HQ Trivia; long-forms audio; Google image optimization; Google Lens comes to iOS; a Boring development; the mountain of data you gave away to Google and Facebook will blow your mind; Desperately Seeking Counsel on Craig’s List; no more Lytro; a social network with no humans allowed; …and much, much more.
Episode 221: BL and David discuss United Airlines’ recent customer service fail that resulted in the death of a customer’s puppy; the students’ national walkout over gun control; Facebook testing voice status updates; #AskEddie has a new gig; the best cover letter in the history of cover letters; a Time’s Up agency; Twitter verification for everyone; Quartz’ obsessive emails; Google’s encryption drop-dead date; Rihanna snaps at Snap; Melania Trump wags her finger at social executives; news coming to Facebook Watch; YouTube’s Wikipediafication; a massive fake news study; 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.