Episode 160: BL and David discuss Google’s announcement of the Pixel phone, Google Home, Google Assistant and Google Daydream View; Facebook Marketplace’s wild rollout; Moschino’s controversial Capsule line; Spotify’s malware ads; bids for Twitter; the #TsOnUs campaign; Netflix’s Haters Back Off series; NSFW Trump; Virtual Reality justice; refugee phones; Holocaust escapee virtual experience; #ThatMexicanThing; Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram; and much, much more.
Episode 156: BL and David discuss Beauty.ai and Facebook Trending Stories’ runaway algorithms; Twitter’s potential sale; dirty underwear; sponsored Periscope streams; Gary Johnson’s Aleppo moment; GoPro’s media empire ambitions; Instagram’s disappearing Photo Map; Google Plus’ makeover; Street View for vintage San Francisco; New York Subway eBooks; plus cool apps, interesting stats, and more.
Episode 149: BL and David discuss the Facebook Live broadcast of Philando Castile’s death at the hands of a Minnesota police officer, its aftermath, and its implications for news coverage; Donald Trump’s Trollmaster; Microsoft’s recruitment fail; Facebook’s secret messages; Red Cross’ racist pool safety poster; the Washington Post under Jeff Bezos’ leadership; the New York Times’ call for Facebook Live political footage; the revenge of the liberal arts majors; permanent snaps; NASA’s short film contest; Patrick Stewart’s country crooning; 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 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 Gmail’s Minion mic-drop April Fools fiasco; Mattel’s phishing scam scare; Google Cardboard Plastic; Microsoft’s bet on conversational computing; Twitter Stickers; a smartphone gun; Facebook for Business posts; the State Department’s #SpringBreakBadly campaign; Instagram’s minute-long videos; #ProjectLiteracy, the #TheBananaPeelChallenge; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the gutter that has become the Republican primary race; NPR’s odd decision to NOT promote its podcasts on air; Microsoft’s decision to shut down the Tay chatbot; a Bank of America media relations fail; the meaninglessness of head-to-head political polls during the primary season; the new YouTube Connect live video streaming app; Ester the Wonderpig; Amazon’s pay-by-selfie patent application; teen voting; Twitter’s plans to recruit Vine stars; a real cat burglar; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Episode 123: BL and David discuss three Twitter hashtags gone wrong: #ThisIsEgypt, #HackAHairDryer & #AskLaneBryant; Greenpeace’s undercover investigation of buying academic research; Republican candidates with their phallic firearms; the Jeff Bezos vs. Donald Trump Twitter spat; season two of Serial; Google website hosting & domain registration; Twitter photo improvements; Rice Ball Babies; and much, much more.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the Google+ redesign; disappearance of tweet counts; businesses exploiting Paris attacks; an innocent man framed for Paris attacks by online trolls; crap detection resources; immersive storytelling; a tribute to a wife killed in Paris attacks; Infinity Driver’s Seat virtual reality app; BLAB show cards; Minecraft helping teach programming to kids; Kind Bars; marriage proposal do-overs; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.