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 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.
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 152: Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss Russia’s hacking of American democracy and Donald Trump’s treasonous encouragement; the hacking of TechCrunch; Getty Images swiping a 18,000 public domain photos from the Library of Congress; the Olympic tweeting ban; Melania Trump laid bare; Twitter shutting down PostGhost; a YouTube kidnap conspiracy; Stable & Unstable Likers; the Action Aids ad campaign; Ralph Lauren’s custom animated Gif campaign; Twitter’s original food content; Minnesota in a box; the Trojan Olypmics; 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.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Gmail’s Minion mic-drop April Fools fiasco; Mattel’s phishing scam scare; Google Cardboard Plastic; Microsoft’s bet on conversational computing; Twitter Stickers; a smartphone gun; Facebook for Business posts; the State Department’s #SpringBreakBadly campaign; Instagram’s minute-long videos; #ProjectLiteracy, the #TheBananaPeelChallenge; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
During episode 135, co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Mucinex’s spokesnott appearance at JFK airport; the ethical obligations of personal digital assistants; Nike’s Back To The Future sneakers; Dunkin’ Donuts pistachio coffee; the drone racing trend; Google’s nofollow dictum; the disappearance of Honey Nut Cheerios’ bee mascot; Medium Collections; Keith Richards vs Donald Trump; an update on AlphaGo; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Episode 130: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the flap over Marc Andreessen’s comments about Facebook’s Internet access plans for India; Meryl Streep’s comments about diversity in the film industry; Super Bowl commercials that flopped; Pornhub’s latest philanthropic gesture; Snapchat’s new subscription option; Google’s new Knowledge Graph editing features; Amazon’s new video game engine; YouTube’s new original movies and shows; Instagram video views; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.