Beyond Social Media - What Amazon Owns - Episode 275

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.

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Beyond Social Media - Oscars EnvelopeGate - Episode 177

Episode 177: BL and David discuss Women of NASA Legoized, a naked giraffe banned from YouTube, #envelopegate, Bailgorithm, Spectacles for all (and Dave ordered a pair), a funeral for a website, The Atlantic’s clever This Is Your Life app, Dog TV, new membership plugin for Wordpress, a great car for dogs, and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Google Pixel - Episode 160

Episode 160: BL and David discuss Google’s announcement of the Pixel phone, Google Home, Google Assistant and Google Daydream View; Facebook Marketplace’s wild rollout; Moschino’s controversial Capsule line; Spotify’s malware ads; bids for Twitter; the #TsOnUs campaign; Netflix’s Haters Back Off series; NSFW Trump; Virtual Reality justice; refugee phones; Holocaust escapee virtual experience; #ThatMexicanThing; Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Star Wars The Force Awakens - Episode 117

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Trump’s Twitter woes; killing baby Hitler; tech journalism backlash; Pepsi’s failure to stock up for Back To The Future Day; racist Twitter trolls boycott Star Wars; a teen Vine star; PR for ad agencies; Twitter polls; Facebook search; USA Today’s Back To The Future wrap; Amazon sues fake reviewers; YouTube going Red; New York Times’ submersive journalism; facial recognition for health care; super secure passwords; Nixon’s tweets; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the killing of Cecil the Lion by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer and the online outrage that ensued; more predictions of Google+’s demise (even Hitler reacts); Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking’s warning of a robot arms race; Google 360 movies; the a thrash metal God Particle; universal Internet access; Amazon’s Launchpad; AP’s YouTube archive; Rhino Cams; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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