Ep 88: I Want My Four Dollars!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  December 12, 2014

Jason dives into the sharing economy with bizarre results. Brian has never had sex on acid. Sony is still hosed. The Newsroom gets weird. Jason can’t find a cuddle buddy. Brian finds the best website on the Internet. Ever!

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Show Notes

INTRO

Why Cloudy Days Help Us Think More Clearly

No, Instagram Is Not Bigger Than Twitter

The YouTube economy: How much does it cost to be a fan?

Magco

David Byrne: “Do you really think people are going to keep putting time and effort into this, if no one is making any money?”

It’s Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It’s Okay to Miss the Old iPod

What’s happening with Secret?

How long does it take Warren Buffett to earn your salary?

IN THE NEWS

Facebook Video Is Driving YouTube Off Facebook

Robots, Not Humans, Fake 23% of Web Video Ad Views, Study Finds

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

Why Is Uber Threatening to Leave San Antonio?

California Prosecutors Sue Uber Over Background Checks

10 reasons why the internet is not the answer

The Rise of AdBlock Reveals A Serious Problem in the Advertising Ecosystem

During the Romney Campaign, 22 People Had to Approve Tweets Before They Went Out

Shazam Overhauls Its App to Take on iTunes and Pandora

SECURITY? HAH!

Yik Yak shown no slack in intern hack attack

“A $180 million ego bath”: All the Hollywood stereotypes the leaked Sony emails confirm

Sony hackers could have slipped past 90% of defenses, FBI director says

Facebook head of AI wants to stop you from posting things you may later regret

The Pirate Bay Raided By Police, Site Down

Peter Sunde: The Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

Judge: Give NSA unlimited access to digital data

Did the FBI Break Tor?

Fact-checking Pando’s smears against Tor

Clearing the air around Tor

Thoughts and Concerns about Operation Onymous

Internet freedom weakens around the world

Iowa to launch smartphone driver’s license

‘Fuck off Harrods’

AT THE LIBRARY

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook: Anthony Bourdain

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

CuddleBids

MEDIA CANDY

#SorryNotSorry with Jenna Kim Jones

Internet Outrage Machine

Podcast Method on 5by5

HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ Draws Backlash Over Rape Plot

I Dream of TV

President Obama Filled in for Stephen Colbert onThe Colbert Report Last Night

MORON OF THE WEEK

Harvard Business School Professor Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

The obligatory post-facto apology

Much Ado About Four Dollars

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

The Beatles Never Existed

The girlfriend of the founder of Match.com dumped him… for a man she met on Match.com!