Episode 200: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discuss Facebook’s admission that it ran 3000+ political ads paid for by Kremlin-linked propagandists, the “Calling Bullshit” college course, Values job search, hilarious Trump parodies,draw your search, Cloudvertising, Verizon’s fake unlimited plans, a cultural fit job site, how to have video calls with your cat, an app that turns your phone into a portable podcast studio, social accountability for brands 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 190: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Apple’s announcement of its augmented reality platform; Google’s attempt to sell directly from search results with its new buy button; Vincente Fox’s public service video message to Donald Trump; Official presidential tweets, suitable for framing; the untested legality of #BlockedByTrump victims; McDonald’s stoner billboard; Twitter’s new deal with the NFL; The Intercept’s Reality Winner fail; real fake news; how some potential Harvard students discovered that the Internet is a permanent record; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 189: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Pope slaps Trump meme; Facebook’s teen targeting; Facebook’s quality score; Microsoft’s business search bots; augmented reality airports; food pornographers; Recoded Hillary Clinton; flyover country; #Covfefe; Trent Reznor serenading Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel; Facebook’s leaked playbook; an extremism algorithm; the Mets malicious mascot; great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 188: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Google Lens bringing artificial intelligence to phones; the StarTribune’s 150 year’s worth of digitized archives; SNL’s Alexa for Seniors skit; Facebook adding screening to Groups; MailChimp’s email automation for everyone; Amazon Echo’s security flaw; hope for Parkinsons; Facebook’s trending conversations; PresVillian; Facebook’s Autoplay videos; great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 184: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Facebook’s live video problems; the Juicero press test; Minnesota cops celebrate 4/20 Day; Google’s talentless drawing app; the personalization of Google Home; branded Easter eggs; Steve Ballmer’s USA Facts; a potential Google ad-blocker; An Inconvenient Tooth; Facebook getting Instant Articles pushback; a false twins story; a scary phishing expedition; …and much, much more.
Episode 182: BL and David discuss the Pepsi ad brouhaha, David Schwimmer’s #ThatsHarassment videos; the timerity of 45 declaring April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month; #AprilTheGiraffe is still pregnant AF; Amazon catches the NFL; Mastadon catches on; the global war on fake news; the mess of fake news that was actually real…and much, much more.
Episode 174: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Super Bowl LI commercials, including Ford’s future of transportation spot, the sexy Mr. Clean, the Coen Brothers and Peter Fonda’s Mercedes collaboration, Audi’s girl power ad, Budweiser’s origin story, and 84 Lumber’s pro-immigration piece; Comcast’s paid protesters; New York City subway users erasing Nazis; freaky fake news; Facebook Live’s filter bubble; Twitter’s new safety features; YouTube Live; Facebook’s computer vision; LinkedIn’s ProFinder badges; Oculus Rift’s Best Buy fail; Circuit Cubes; …and much, much more.
Episode 173: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the National Strategic Bacon Reserve; Facebook’s TV app; Starbucks’ Conscious Capitalism; artificial intelligence in plain English; LEGO’s social network for kids; Tostito’s breathalyzer bag; Snapchat’s smart lenses; Beyonce’s pregnant JC Penny photo shoot; virtual immortality; #DeleteUber; Starbucks overwhelmed with mobile …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.