Brian McCullough has been in the Internet game since 1998 and host of Internet History Podcast.
I don’t think this one requires any in depth intro. The great Brady Dale of Coindesk, walks us though the whole NFT phenomenon. What are NFTs? How do they work? Why are people so crazed about them at the moment?
Tim Wu joined the Biden administration and that sound you hear is a big collective gulp from Silicon Valley. A tweet undo button has been unearthed. Turntable.fm has resurfaced. New data suggests the death of silicon valley has been exaggerated. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.Sponsors:Audible.com/techmeme or text techmeme to 500-500Links:A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House (NYTimes)Here’s what Twitter’s rumored ‘undo send’ feature could look like (The Verge)Turntable.fm is back from the dead — and now there are two (The Verge)Survey finds that the reported exodus of tech companies from San Francisco's Bay Area is 'greatly exaggerated' (Insider)Weekend Longreads Suggestions:The problem for Paramount+ (and every other streamer)? Everyone already has Netflix. (Recode)Who Really Writes Twitter’s ‘Trending’ Summaries (OneZero)Blockchain, QR codes and your phone: the race to build vaccine passports (Protocol)How a tiny startup is reinventing the DVR for the cord-cutter era (Fast Company)China’s Tencent Becomes an Investment Powerhouse, Using Deals to Expand Its Empire (WSJ)I have one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world — and I hate it (Input)
Square is acquiring a majority stake in Tidal, and either this makes little sense, or it’s a watershed moment in this NFT/creator economy phenomenon that’s suddenly washing over all of us. Apple walks the walk in terms of data portability. But they’re facing serious new anti-trust scrutiny in the UK and Arizona. And our year of Covid, at least measured in internet traffic numbers.Sponsors:Masterworks.io, promocode rideLinkedIn.com/rideLinks:Square acquires majority of Tidal, Jay-Z’s streaming service, in $297 million deal. (NYTimes)Apple Launches Service for Transferring iCloud Photos and Videos to Google Photos (MacRumors)Apple Probed by U.K. as App Store Payments Scrutiny Mounts (Bloomberg)Arizona App Store Bill (The Verge)Ethereum now an option on Amazon’s managed blockchain service (The Block)Comcast: Pandemic drove peak internet traffic up 32% in 2020 (VentureBeat)
Google says it’s getting out of the ad tracking game. Kinda. I’ll explain what’s really going on here. Headline wrapup from Microsoft’s Ignite conference includes AR excitement. Brave is launching a privacy search engine. And why Amazon’s app icon redesign reminded people of Hitler’s mustache.Sponsors:PingIdentity.comNewYorker.com/techmeme, promocode: techmemeLinks:Google promises it won’t just keep tracking you after replacing cookies (The Verge)Google to Stop Selling Ads Based on Your Specific Web Browsing (WSJ)Microsoft says China-backed hackers are exploiting Exchange zero-days (TechCrunch)Recovering from the SolarWinds hack could take 18 months (MIT Technology Review)Microsoft launches Power Fx, a new open source low-code language (TechCrunch)Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings (The Verge)Brave is launching its own search engine with the help of ex-Cliqz devs and tech (TechCrunch)Amazon shaves app icon mustache that raised eyebrows (The Verge)My podcast NFT!
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Location
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Episode Count
1943
Podcast Count
10
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 6 days
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