How’s My Driving? Take a Picture! – DTNS 3961

The incoming head of the Senate antitrust subcommittee Senator Amy Klobuchar, plans to introduce a new antitrust bill that would place limits on acquisitions by large tech platforms. If the bill became law here’s it would shift the burden of proof on to companies with more than 50 percent marketshare. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Continue reading “How’s My Driving? Take a Picture! – DTNS 3961”

Amazon’s Prime Candidates for AWS – DTNS 3960

Yesterday the news broke right before the show that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will stop being CEO in Q3 (which starts in July) and become Executive Chair of Amazon’s board. AWS CEO Andy Jassy will take over as CEO. What will Bezos be doing as Executive Chair and will it matter to the day toContinue reading “Amazon’s Prime Candidates for AWS – DTNS 3960”

See Spot Scout – DTNS 3959

Uber announced it intends to buy the alcohol delivery company Drizly for $1.1 billion. The company aims to integrate Drizly services into Uber Eats, but also wants to maintain the separate Drizly app. DoorDash, Instacart, Minibar, Craftshack and more all offer alcohol delivery in the US. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Dan Benjamin, Joe, RogerContinue reading “See Spot Scout – DTNS 3959”

WeChat If It’s Allowed – DTNS 3958

Independent publishers thrive in China on platforms like WeChat and Toutiao. Chinese TV shows and movies are often made based on successful web novels. In China self-publishers are referred to as “We Media” both a reference to WeChat and being fan-driven. In 2020, 360 million users read articles published on WeChat public accounts. Self-publishers haveContinue reading “WeChat If It’s Allowed – DTNS 3958”

Wireless Charging is Just a Phase – DTNS 3957

Xiaomi announced Mi Air Charge Technology, a wireless power charging system that uses a phase control array to send up to 5 Watts of power to multiple devices using beamformed millimeter-wide waves within a radius of several meters. Will this end up being vaporware? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Roger Chang, Joe MP3Continue reading “Wireless Charging is Just a Phase – DTNS 3957”

Robinhood Takes Stock – DTNS 3956

Facebook’s Oversight Board has reached decisions on a number of accounts directing the company to restore four posts in its first ruling. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts.Continue reading “Robinhood Takes Stock – DTNS 3956”

Gamestop Loses Its Shorts – DTNS 3955

What does short selling have to do with GameStop? And why is a subreddit r/wallstreetbets in the middle of allegations of stock price shenanigans? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Molly Wood, Roger Chang, Joe MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. SubscribeContinue reading “Gamestop Loses Its Shorts – DTNS 3955”

Urban Amenities for Suburban Prices – DTNS 3954

During this pandemic much has been made about tech workers fleeing cities for other parts of the country due to cost of living and natural disasters. But what exactly is going on and is this shift a much deeper and older set of human behaviors? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Annalee Newitz, Roger Chang, Joe,Continue reading “Urban Amenities for Suburban Prices – DTNS 3954”

Kroger Putting the Cart Before the Checkout – DTNS 3953

Peacock used to be notable for being a streaming service that hasn’t yet added Plus to its name. But recent moves by NBCUniversal look to make it a destination for sports. Internally the company plans to wind down NBCSN by the end of the year, with its sports coverage, including Hockey, Tennis, and NASCAR goingContinue reading “Kroger Putting the Cart Before the Checkout – DTNS 3953”

Getting Quantum with Kiki – DTNS 3952

We examine the China’s construction of a quantum communication network how it might impact the wider world. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Dr. Kiki Sanford, Roger Chang, Joe MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. A special thanks to allContinue reading “Getting Quantum with Kiki – DTNS 3952”