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Show Notes

INTRO

Our massive new monopolies: Amazon, Google and Facebook have the power to move entire economies

All You Can Pay: How Companies Use Our Data to Empty Our Walletsby Anna Bernasek (Author), D.T. Mongan (Author)

Here’s How Much Spotify Pays the World’s Biggest Music Stars

How To Invest $100, $1,000, Or $10,000

Learn How to Triple Your Reading Speed in 5 Minutes

IN THE NEWS

All the “Revolutionary” New Apple Products, and Who It Copied Them From

Amazon making ‘ambitious’ PC game with creators of Portal, World of Warcraft and more

Richard Branson offers new dads up to 12 months paternity leave on full pay

LinkedIn’s Offices in the Empire State Building Have a Hidden Speakeasy

Amazon Echo now reads your Audible audiobooks

Apple Said to Build High-Speed Network for Fast Content Delivery

Coming soon: New car tech that won’t let your car start if you’re drunk

SECURITY? HAH!

Kaspersky Finds New Nation-State Attack—In Its Own Network

Feds can charge you with obstruction of justice for clearing your browser history

Menlo Security Emerges From Stealth With $25M And Plan To Defeat Malware

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 SHOWRUNNER TO SCRIPT LIVE-ACTION AKIRA REMAKE

Crowdfunding Project Creator Settles FTC Charges of Deception

The Tech Douchebags Podcast

Human-Computer Quiz Bowl Match

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Sonos

Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair

Turbo Boost Switcher for OS X

Marco.org

MEDIA CANDY

XKCD: The Martian

Here’s the first official look at Mulder and Scully in theX-Files revival

The Mutiny – Mentioned in the show as Blackpool Republic. They changed their name.

MORON OF THE WEEK

The Dish Network’s disgraceful heist: How the corporate giant cheated taxpayers out of $3 billion

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

What Shakespeare Plays Originally Sounded Like

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Christopher Lee apparently knows what a dying nazi sounds like..

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