Episode 275: BL and David discuss the astounding array of businesses Amazon owns; the Area 51 search for aliens joke that 400,000 people have signed up for; major updates to Google My Business; how Pittsburgh helped power the first US Moon Landing; Pinterest adds videos; Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at building a social network; a hilarious parody influencer apology video; Ikea’s new Soffa Sans typeface; using text messages to solicit local reviews; dangerous dongles and much, much more.
Episode 273: BL and David discuss the Pakistani press conference that was filtered with cat ears; 3D objects and augmented reality in Google search; YouTube’s augmented advertising; Cracker Barrel’s moral stand; a robobullying parody video of Boston Scientific robots; museums installing ‘braille art’ touchable recreations of exhibits; Spotify’s Daily Drive podcast playlist and the company’s new podcast-targeted advertising; the announcement of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency; an AI-generated Russian spy infiltrates LinkedIn; a deep fake Rasputin sings Beyonce; deep fake videos that are as easy to create as editing text; an algorithm that can generate an accurate portrait of a speaker based only on a sample of that speaker’s voice; Google Photos goes Driveless;…and much, much more.
Episode 272: BL and David discuss Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report; a deep fake of Mark Zuckerberg himself; Radiohead thwarts extortionists; Barney’s department store doubles as your dealer; Google Data Studio 101; VW takes its reputation cleanup seriously; Kraft rebrands ranch dressing as salad frosting; Internet-prompted evolution; thumbdrive hacking; the definition of hate speech; two popups too many;…and much, much more.
Episode 271; BL and David discuss the NYC subway landshark that went viral; drone deliveries via Amazon Prime Air; Vox Media Union reaches an agreement; Boston Dynamics’ commercial Spotbot; the Obama’s partner with Spotify; Apple Podcasts transcripts; Amazon Echo’s erase feature; Instagram’s influencer ads; Google’s new search results diversity update; Counterfeits on Amazon; fear-based social media sites like Nextdoor, Citizen, and Amazon Ring’s Neighbors; YouTube’s New Hate Speech Policy;…and much, much more.
Episode 261: BL and David discuss discuss Martha Stewart joining cannabis company Canopy Growth; Neuroscientist Uri Hasson’s research demonstrating humans are hardwired for stories; the New York Times’ new In Her Words newsletter; Twitter’s new hashtag data; Farmers Insurance’s Dr. Seuss campaign; LinkedIn’s new features for job seekers; Alexandria Ocasio Cortez as a comic book super hero; a data visualization of brand value; small businesses without websites; airline seat cameras; influencers and their discontents;…and much, much more.
Episode 252: BL and David discuss General Mills’ scented cinema Pillsbury commercials; The Ohio Pork Council’s bacon vending machine; Google’s attempt to better navigate audio news; the Mozilla Foundation’s Privacy Not Included guide; Bose sunglasses with a soundtrack; McDonald’s hamburger takeover of reddit; new free online professional development courses from Google; Grittycon 2019; the Catholic News Agency’s Chanukah fail; Facebook’s brain drain; Quora’s data breach; …and much, much more.
Episode 251: BL and David discuss influencers punked by Payless; Canada Goose freezing customers; unfinished stories of distracted driver victims; easy Facebook engagement; holiday Tweets; Dogs Trust’s dogs are not gifts ad; augmented reality children’s books; #ChintatownOtter’s koi rampage; Starbucks banned; hashtag hijacking; Lockheed-Martian; Foodfluencers; editable Tweets…and much, much more.
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 209: BL and David discuss Facebook’s request for your nude photos; Facebook and Twitter 2016 election ads and the Kremlin money behind them; Tiffany’s disgusting “Everyday Items”; Twitter’s move to 280 characters; an epic home-made car ad; Dave’s Moovember progress; a puppy and a little girl re-united after dastardly thieves took her 8-week-old Labrador…and much, much more.
Episode 195: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Delta Airlines’ vigorous response to provocateur Ann Coulter’s tweetstorm; the $3 dollar store; Amazon’s entry into Blue Apron’s meal kit turf; Home Depot’s ill-advised wall; the first female Dr. Who; Google Glass Enterprise Edition; contests in space; McCann’s battle with the Army; blacklisting Winnie the Pooh; batteryless phones; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.