Episode 227: BL and David discuss Amazon’s new secret program to develop domestic robots; Comcast’s post-Net Neutrality slow lanes; the satisfying settlement over the Starbucks discrimination case; Gmail’s redesign and security features; MoviePass Unlimited returns; Surly Brewing seeking a cease and desist letter from Netflix; handheld holograms; Facebook’s sorry ad; Google Analytics’ data wipe; Facebook’s dating app; Gibson’s Chapter 11 troubles; Twitter’s password “bug”; Amazon’s truck delivery program;…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 199: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Louise Linton’s elitist, out-of-touch Instagram rant; former President Barack Obama’s claim to the most popular tweet; LinkedIn’s new native video capabilities; State Department’s science envoy Daniel Kammen’s embedded impeachment message in his resignation letter; the DeepEmoji algorithm that can detect sarcasm in tweets; the Trump Twitter feed bot; Apple’s move to marry Siri with everything; Google Maps Q&A; KFC’s virtual reality training; Facebook influencers’ brand tagging tool; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 197: BL and David discuss NASA’s opening for a planet protector; Foreign Affairs’ sophisticated direct mail program; Facebook’s publisher subscriptions program; Google’s SOS Alerts; touring podcasts; the hilarious Lord Birthday; Twitter subscriptions; how a poor choice of font lead to Nazi glitter; companies pitching paid placements; fishing drones; a PR pitch from hell; and much, much more.
Episode 193: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed how United Airlines earned even more bad press by selling a toddler’s previously purchased seat; how Hobby Lobby was busted for smuggling artifacts from Iraq and funding ISIS all in one fell swoop; the hilarious Haribo Gold Bears ad featuring childlike executives; Spike the viral beetle artist; the #Ham4All fundraising challenge; the #MyOreoCreation contest; Apple’s Appocalypse video; the Weinermobile companion vehicles; cats in hats; China’s livestream video ban; the GOP’s tactic of blocking constituents on social media; Russia’s cyber psyops playbook; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 167: BL and David discuss Facebook’s blocking of a fake news detector; the real-life consequences of the fake news “Pizzagate” story; Uber’s customer tracking; Reddit’s demise at the hand of trolls; LiLou, SFO’s therapy pig (and Instagram star); Netflix’s alien-identifying algorithm; the Local Matters watchdog journalism newsletter; Amazon’s employee-free retail store; BMW’s self-policing cars; the best Christmas ads; the Reuters News Tracer breaking news algorithm; My Starbucks Barista Bot; Google’s emoji-responding Twitter account; and much, much more.
Episode 165: BL and David discussed how Facebook fake news impacted the 2016 Presidential election; a professor who was “not arrested” for free speech; Adobe’s audio Photoshop; the Trump Shopping Network; Technology Cautionary Tales; SNL’s Hallelujah; our hard-partying Founding Fathers; the BMW Films sequel; the Story of Election 2016; the Internet of Cows; solar rooftops; the First Draft Coalition; #TwitterAwards; and much, much more.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Hillary Clinton’s New York subway turnstile 404 error page; UC Davis’ SEO crisis; Google Play podcasts go live; Audible Channels; Facebook’s branded content tool and trending live video streams; an IP mapping horror story; TD Bank customer service; a vandal who went viral; Google Cardboard apps; the #DoYourJob campaign; Accenture’s hologram leaders; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed a dermatologist’s gross videos that have gone viral; another viral video of a disgusting Kellogg’s employee peeing on a cereal assembly line; Joe’s Crab Shack’s stunning decision to use a lynching photo as table decor; Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo program beats the world’s best Go player; Facebook vying for NFL’s Thursday Night Football; an agricultural innovation using the Internet of Things; 4chan’s founder joins Google; Teens react to Windows 95; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Episode 129: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the potential Twitter timeline algorithm; Pharma Bro’s day at Congress; that Ted Cruz’ super PAC wants to take back some place called Counrty; Esurance’s Super Bowl sweepstakes; the immersive Super Bowl broadcast; Coke’s Gif-maker hijacked; Chipotle’s rush hour gambit; the Trump vs Trump debate; Pantene Dad-Do series; Bose’s found Super Bowl songs; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.