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 158: BL and David discuss the Trump Jr. Skittles controversy; North Korea’s paltry Internet; the NatWest scam; Apple’s nerdy professor emoji; hacking Teslas; a celebrity Get Out The Vote campaign video; Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns; Starbucks Upstanders campaign; stadium designs and the NFL TV experience; a social newsgathering coalition; the return of the naked Trump statues; Google Street View respects cow privacy; NASA’s live streaming press conference; Facebook Live comes to the desktop; vintage photos animated, 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.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Blomingdale’s catalog ad backlash; the myth of so-called Content Shock; a trending Bob Dole; Jeb Bush’s miss on the #BabyHitler trend; social media’s role in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks; Starbucks’ veteran employee tuition benefit; a New York lottery campaign; a video explainer about Facebook video; Facebook’s 360 video education center; Foo Fighters concert posters; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the pluses and minuses of Starbuck’s #RaceTogether campaign; Toyota’s BB King commercial; HBO’s Robert Durst True Crime reality show; Monica Lewinski’s TEDTalk; American Airlines exception policy fiasco; Google’s practice of manipulating search results; YouTube’s new cards; NASA’s live broadcasts; and a lot of stuff in between.
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