Marissa Mayer, Martin Shkreli, Airbnb, Zano, Trump, Apple Music, Silicon Valley job production & other fails; whiskey pronunciations; to-do apps & “offboarding”; Ricky Gervais & Carrie Fisher; emoji history; passive aggressive texting; orgasmic fungus.

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Show Notes

INTRO

Working From Home Isn’t for Everyone

IN THE NEWS

Pharma’s Bad Boy Exec Martin Shkreli Paid $2 Million for Wu-Tang Clan’s New Record

Bill Murray Can Steal the $2 Million Wu-Tang Album Back From That Asshat [Corrected]

Senate committee talks Turing—“My biggest challenge is to not lose my temper”

Donald Trump wants to ban the internet, will ask Bill Gates to ‘close it up’

Marissa Mayer’s severance package could reach $110 million

Reverse! Reverse! Yahoo Will Spin Off Yahoo, Not Its Alibaba Stake.

Circling Square

I Saw Airbnb’s NYC Data for 30 Minutes, This is What I Learned

JUST HOW MANY AIRBNB HOTELS ARE THERE IN NYC?

New Airbnb Data Shows Most NYC Hosts Are Breaking The Law

Hotels Think Millennials Don’t Use Desks—So They’re Making Rooms Desk-Free

Samsung wants to get into the self-driving car business

Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works

Google, NASA: Our quantum computer is 100 million times faster than a normal PC

Uber just launched a food-delivery app, and it looks like a Seamless killer

Kickstarter hires investigative journalist to look into Zano’s failed drone project

Walmart just fired a shot at Apple

Economists Suggest Silicon Valley Startups Aren’t Really Creating Many Jobs

Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’

Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Apple increases the track limits for iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library

AT THE LIBRARY

Hunters of Dune

The Rhesus Chart – A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross

SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS

Levelator Lives!

Auphonic

Things

Todoist

OmniFocus

Moleskine 2016 Weekly Planner, Horizontal, 12M, Large, Black, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25)

Layout from Instagram

Offboarding Mailbox

Chromecast Audio Is Now the Super Cheap Way to Wirelessly Fill Multiple Rooms With Music

MEDIA CANDY

Golden Globes Host NBC Gets Zero Nominations

Carrie Fisher’s blunt, magical press tour is already the best thing about the return of “Star Wars”

The MoShow Podcast

The Greatest YouTube Channel I’ve seen this year

FARGO

Gotham

Colbert Staged a Reading of Downton Abbey With American Accents. It Sounded As Bad As You’d Expect.

Norman Reedus Confirms Boondock Saints 3 and Wants Co-Star to Join Walking Dead

THE WEB’S NOT DEAD

The Linguistics of ‘YouTube Voice’

One man is replacing guns with sex toys in photos of GOP politicians

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Surprise: School That Is Tolerant of Anti-Vaxxers Suffers Massive Chickenpox Outbreak

Why Japan Got Over Emojis

Stop texting like this: How 1 extra character turns a plain message into a passive-aggressive dig

Get ready to argue: This optical test is our new “the dress,” but for politics

There is a type of fungus that can instantly induce orgasms in women with its smell

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Malibu Divers