Episode 236: BL and David discuss the addition of health grades to Yelp restaurant listings; Bonobos’ #EvolveTheDefinition of masculinity campaign; the Terminal 3 virtual border agent art installation; Amazon’s plans to roll out retargeting ads; a superb example of visual journalism that explains blockchain; the bitcoin extortion phishing scam; a PR pitch from hell; Tronc’s massive layoffs at the New York Daily News; Uber drivers fraudulently charging passengers for vomit cleanup; Facebook’s stock freefall; and much, much more.
Episode 230: BL and David discuss Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report; Trump’s Unconstitutional Twitter blocking; GDPR as a sleep aid; Google DoubleClick’s new programmatic audio advertising option; Ambien maker Sanofi’s snarky newsjacking of the Roseanne Barr story; Facebook’s influencer search engine; YouTube’s new sharing options; agency lawsuits; Amazon Alexa spying; horrible headlines; Google goes evil; rebooting routers; …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 224: BL and David discuss how Adidas will make a video for each of the 30,000 Boston Marathon runners; the horrifying Sinclair Broadcasting script compilation; Gaming for Dementia Research; how Carnival got its Snapchat handle back; how to have a shredding party at Office Depot; 9 Amazing April freebies; US government surveillance of journalists and influencers; Cambridge Analytica analysis; invisible cameras that will be everywhere; a complaint about YouTube targeting children’s data; all about the GDPR; a French Mayor’s nasty April Fool’s faux pas; secret honks give Chinese internet censors headaches; and much, much more.
Episode 214: David discusses Sarah Silverman’s compassionate response to a Twitter troll; Life Time Fitness’ decision to ban cable news; the Wellness VR platform pilot program in a senior living facility; Google’s audio-realistic text-to-speech technology; Firefox’s plans to shame insecure sites; Cadbury’s Willy Wonka white chocolate cream eggs; Apple’s long-awaited podcast analytics; Twitter’s video views; Facebook Ad Manager rules; the massive hardware security flaw that has effected all computer processors; a fatal swatting incident; Ajit Pai’s no-show at the Computer Electronics Show; and much, much more.
Episode 210: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Stovetop’s Thanksgiving Dinner Pants; Disney Pixar’s Coco VR experience; the latest search ranking factors from SEMRush and Searchmetrics; Washington Post’s counterpoint AI; the New Zealand Coffin Club viral video; a pot subscription service; iPhone X’s fraudulent faces flaw; BoingBoing’s Net Neutrality popup alert; algorithmic threats to journalism; the MakeApp app; Greta Van Susteren’s sorry Sorry app; popping pimple fingernails; LG’s mosquito-repellant Phones; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 207 co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss Burger King’s anti-bullying public service ad; Twitter’s new-found transparency for political ads; the mechanics behind the recommendation engine powering Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist; Burger King bullying Wendy’s; saveable Tweets; Twitter’s Happening Now feature; Facebook going after Google Hangouts with the addition of screensharing to Facebook Live; Facebook adding Dwell Time and Link Sharing as custom audiences for ad retargeting; 3D social posts to encourage VR object sharing on Facebook; the EPA erasing climate change online; your camera is watching you; Spectacle sales are not so spectacular; giving Amazon your key; and the top 10 most horrific marketing screw-ups of 2017; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
On Episode 207, BL and David discuss the top ten marketing screw ups they’ve covered for 2017, among them United Airlines beating up a passenger and Pepsi appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement.
Episode 206: BL and David discuss the #MeToo movement’s impact; a brilliant dot takeover; Barack Obama’s hip hop Presidential portrait; the Jane Austin role playing game from a former Second World developer; locking down Google for security; The Rock’s creative empire; Google search surprises; buff Jeff Bezos’ PR coup; craptastic towns of New Zealand provoke death threats; the voice ad challenge for brands; deceptive NFL advertising..and much, much more.
Episode 205: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Equifax getting hacked again; Mark Zuckerberg’s ill-advised virtual reality trip to Puerto Rico; Giphy’s coming six-second advertising platform; Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness crowdfunding campaign; a resume LEGOized; BuzzFeed’s livestreamed Twitter talk show; recognizing cognitive biases; a guide to Denial of Service attacks; Siri, your personal therapist; the imminent departure of AOL Instant Messenger; loveless granola; Dove’s racist ad; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.