Episode 157: BL and David discuss New York City wifi kiosks go G-rated; iOS 10 bricks lots of iPhones; the dumbest 9/11 brand promo of 2016; emotional reactive #ColorForAll videos; competitive kindness; Harambe and the Minnesota Vikings (huh?!); the FBI directive to go full Mulder; Twitter’s many recent innovations; big changes coming to YouTube; airline safety goes viral; emoji #hashtags; Braille LEGO bricks; the true meaning of “Skol” 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 155: BL and David discuss a welcome video to an Illinois teacher’s fourth grade class that went viral; the Kardashian’s lack of sponsor disclosure on their Instagram accounts; President Obama’s venture into virtual reality; WhatsApp’s privacy reversal; YouTube’s social ambitions with Backstage; Vogue’s Photoshop fiasco; Twitter’s portable Direct Messaging; a transgender Ken controversy; Google’s policy of punishable popups; Uber’s lickable breathalizer cards; the WizKid Science YouTube channel; a Minnesota dog that was elected mayor; 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.
During Episode 151 co-hosts BL and David discuss the backlash over Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s DNC speech; musicians objecting to the use of their songs by the Trump campaign; an Apple patent for technology that would disable the recording of video, audio and photography on smartphones and tablets; untargeted Donald Trump banner ads; new updates for Facebook Live video; the long-lasting impact of the ALS ice bucket challenge; DoubleClick Native ads; verified Twitter accounts; Michelle Obama’s carpool karaoke; Yelp’s partnership with Pokemon Go; and much, much 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 145: BL and David discuss Queen guitarist Brian May’s new virtual reality headset; Google’s Project Soli reducing radar to fit on a computer chip; Mary Meeker’s new Internet Trends report; a Vox editor endorsing anti-Donald Trump riots; Facebook’s DeepText AI; a racist Chinese detergent ad; Facebook’s continuous live stream video; a Google Chrome extension used by white supremacists; Podtrac’s podcast audience ratings; landlords likegating their tenants; faive new Medium features; Airtime’s relaunch; France banning after work email; a new set of emojis; and much, much more.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the Facebook trending stories controversy; Amazon’s new Video Direct program; George Zimmerman’s attempt to auction the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin; programmable Amazon Dash buttons; Budweiser’s rebranding of America; Donald Trump posing as his own publicist; IABC’s plea for fee-free content; a Text and Die billboard; the Dalai Lama’s interactive atlas of emotions; voice search keyword research; a potential Google VR headset; a Canadian matchmaking service; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the effectiveness of anti-Donald Trump ads run by the Stop Trump PACs and the Hillary Clinton campaign; KFC’s finger-lickin’ good chicken-flavored nail polish; Elizabeth Warren’s Twitter war with Trump; sales email fails; PetSmart’s Cinco de Mayo tweets; the GAP’s 60s-era space shuttle tweets; Windows 10 shenanigans; the CDC’s Clean Hands Count campaign; Facebook mail; the #Oldchella concert; Radiohead erases itself then drops; Zoe for President; Facebook’s politics; the Anne Frank virtual reality film; Amazon Echo’s location services play; the CIA live tweeting the Osama Bin Ladin raid; 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.