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 164: BL and David discuss Twitter ads targeting Hillary Clinton supporters that tell them to vote by text message; racial bias by Uber drivers; Google and Microsoft’s buggy relationship; Facebook’s racial targeting capabilities; the Vigilante app; fake news and media literacy; President Obama singing Purple Rain to a Prince tick or treater; Okay Google commands for Harry Potter spells; Amazon Studios’ Good Girls Revolt show; scheduling Facebook Live video broadcasts; a Chicago meteorologist who reported that hell had officially frozen over; the New York Times’ The Daily 360; and much, much more.
Episode 163: BL and David discuss Justin Timberlake’s voting booth selfie; the massive Distributed Denial of Service attack that crippled the Internet; Miss Iceland’s withdrawal from a beauty pageant over body shaming; Twitter’s decision to shut down the Vine app; Facebook’s problem with cats; LinkedIn’s update of the Endorsement and Skills algorithm; Budweiser’s self-driving beer run; fake NASA livestreams; Google’s declaration of a mobile-first world in search; rappers for Hillary; Amazon’s personal mini drones patent; the #TrumpANovel tweets; Squarespace’s one-page mobile sites; the Skittles photo lawsuit; Facebook’s cloning of Snapchat Stories; and much, much more.
Episode 153: BL and David discuss the new LinkedIn Influencer Q&A videos; Microsoft’s acquisition of Beam’s livestreaming video technology, #SaveTwitter, Facebook’s clickbait filter; Donald Trump’s perpetual recurring online donations; The Gap’s sexist ads; Facebook Live video ads; Petnet’s dumb SmartFeeder; a bear-in-the-house video that went viral; Google AMP for everyone; the FTC’s influencer crackdown; Facebook’s Area 404; Facebook video ad publishing tools; The World’s Biggest Asshole; Netflix’s Stranger Things 360 trailer; and much, much more.
Episode 150: Co-hosts BL and David discuss the Trump/Pence campaign logo and fallout; Facebook’s live video streaming growing pains; the #ConservativeBecause hashjack; Pokemon Go players at Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum; some little-known problems with email open rates; the live streaming of the Turkish coup attempt; Twitter’s live streaming deals for the national political conventions and with Bloomberg; Pokemon Go’s sponsored locations; Twitter’s Audience API; and much, much more.
Episode 146: BL and David discuss the online reaction to the Orlando nightclub shooting and Donald Trump’s humblebrag tweet; the Gawker bankruptcy case; Axle Rose’s ill-advised reaction to the Fat Axle Rose meme; Adidas’ misspelled ads; advertising fraud and organized crime; Mark Zuckerberg getting hacked; Twitter passwords for sale; Google’s Trust Score replacement for passwords; the first Google Tango phone from Lenovo; Joe Biden’s open letter; John Oliver buying medical debt; Facebook’s vanishing posts; how Twitter is better than Snapchat; Facebook video comments; mock political ads; a Golden Doodle runs a marathon; Twitter Insiders; and much, much more.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the Chewbacca Mom viral video; the competitor to Amazon Echo, Google Home; Sky TV’s #CommandTheUnsullied Twitter spam; Google Instant Apps; the pros and cons of LinkedIn ProFinder; Twitter’s kinda-expanding character count; Blab’s strange pivot to Tinder-live video conferencing; the Google-N fail; VR for Good; 360 music videos; Google’s Parsey McParseface tool; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the racist response to Old Navy’s multiracial ad; the hijacking of Comcast Cares Day; a Norway minister ridiculed for a PR stunt gone bad; a Windows 10 upgrade that interrupted the weather; Wendy’s 444 news channel; LinkedIn’s new freelancer and college grad features; Twitter changing it’s category in the app store; Sony’s smart contact lenses; a BO detector app; Silicon Valley; President Obama’s last White House Correspondents Dinner; the recycled crayons; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Twitter’s NFL live-streaming deal; the New York Times’ new podcasting unit; the exploding watermelon; Facebook’s rollout of live video; puppy videos; a Mashable staff memo; an insane inbox; Amazon Dash buttons; boring podcasts; bad lawyer websites; feline hackers; a time-lapsed bridge building; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.