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 211: David Erickson discussed the Bud Light Dilly Dilly commercial that ran during the Thanksgiving Day NFL game; Bloomberg’s imminent launch of its 24-hour news network on Twitter; Facebook’s suicide ideation AI; Facebook Shadow Profiles; Instagram subscribeable hashtags; Twitter’s affordable firehose; Snapchat’s new Audience Filters; the love of heavy metal music; Spotify’s ambitions to become a music label with the acquisition of Soundtrap; Sesame Street’s culturejacking of Stranger Things 2 with its Sharing Things parody video; Gamefly’s ridiculous cowgirls commercial; Paris Hilton’s false claim of inventing the selfie; plus great new apps and stats you should know…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 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.
Episode 203: BL and David discuss the NFL’s Inside These Lines commercial response to Donald Trump’s call to fire athletes who protest during the national anthem; the citizen scientist effort to combat Alzheimers; Spotify’s new self-service advertising offering; Google’s Chrome Music Lab experiments; Libsyn’s podcast measurement upgrade; a librarian’s rejection of Melania Trump’s donation of Dr. Seuss books; Twitter’s 280 character tweets; Facebook fake Like farms; and much, much more.
Episode 201: Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss a hilarious parody of the new $1200+ iPhoneX; millions Equifaxed by the mother of all data breaches; riding out Hurricane Irma with Richard Branson; detested Martin Shkreli Screwed; the Russian back door; Bothies; BBC’s interactive radio theater; Twitter’s tweetstorm feature; Brand websites beating retail; the Great Bodega Controversy of 2017; BuzzFeed’s banner ads; the black market for Instagram checks; plus cool new apps…and much, much more.
Episode 199: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Louise Linton’s elitist, out-of-touch Instagram rant; former President Barack Obama’s claim to the most popular tweet; LinkedIn’s new native video capabilities; State Department’s science envoy Daniel Kammen’s embedded impeachment message in his resignation letter; the DeepEmoji algorithm that can detect sarcasm in tweets; the Trump Twitter feed bot; Apple’s move to marry Siri with everything; Google Maps Q&A; KFC’s virtual reality training; Facebook influencers’ brand tagging tool; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 198: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Vice News documentary about the Charlottesville domestic terror attack; Josh Bernoff’s Pro Bono Pledge; BuzzFeed’s new live show; how to lampoon racists and Nazis; a treasure trove of digitized vintage vinyl records; Google Home’s new calling feature; airport fashion; Proctor & Gamble’s new The Talk commercial; 3D printed hands; livestreaming crossword help; tigers banned from Tinder; ancient emojis; a Planetary Protection Officer update; the #PutinShirtlessChallenge; Amazon’s secret brands; Twitter’s senstive content algorithm; Facebook copycatting; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 197: BL and David discuss NASA’s opening for a planet protector; Foreign Affairs’ sophisticated direct mail program; Facebook’s publisher subscriptions program; Google’s SOS Alerts; touring podcasts; the hilarious Lord Birthday; Twitter subscriptions; how a poor choice of font lead to Nazi glitter; companies pitching paid placements; fishing drones; a PR pitch from hell; and much, much more.