Jason drops into LA, mystery meat, a live audience & alcohol so possible topics include: France, Snowflakes, podcasting, scoundrels, Uber. an AI called Luna, Huma’s Weiner, Bob, Gibson, Office Space, landlines, vampires, the Dark Tower & Faraday cages.
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French election: Macron ‘defeats Le Pen to become president’
Podcasting Has Become the Last Refuge of Scoundrels
Top 10 Most Popular Podcasts
Fyre Festival Failed To Disclose Deals With Social Media Influencers
EXCLUSIVE: THE LEAKED FYRE FESTIVAL PITCH DECK IS BEYOND PARODY
IN THE NEWS [00:06:57]
Things are heating up… Need more sources on this.
The U.S. Justice Department appears to be probing Uber’s use of software to avoid regulators
The Whole World Is Now a Message Board
This New Species of AI Wants to Be “Superintelligent” When She Grows Up
Audiences no longer care about platforms. The content creator is ‘king.’
Facebook has made more than $20 billion in profit since going public — Twitter has lost $2 billion
Facebook Is Finally Getting Serious About People Killing Each Other on Live Video
SECURITY HAH! [00:28:42]
Google Docs users hit with sophisticated phishing attack
Huma Abedin Apparently Forwarded Classified Emails to Anthony Weiner So He Could Print Them for Hillary
The U.S. government could soon ask visa applicants to share their social media profiles
Guy Finds StarCraft Source Code And Returns It To Blizzard, Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon
AT THE LIBRARY [00:38:31]
Doree Shafrir’s new novel ‘Startup’ is all about sex, lies and digital media
William Gibson rewrote the sequel to The Peripheral after the 2016 election
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse Book 1) by Dennis Taylor
APPS & DOODADS [00:45:40]
Office Space: Idle Profits
Most American households have abandoned their landlines
Apple TV will reportedly get Amazon’s Video app this summer
No one is getting internet TV right — yet
MEDIA CANDY [00:53:45]
Goths Everywhere Rejoice; ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ Is Coming To TV
The Dark Tower Trailer: There Are Other Worlds Than These
MORON OF THE WEEK [01:01:40]
Nissan thinks installing a Faraday cage in your armrest will prevent distracted driving
FEEDBACK LOOP [01:02:40]
What if we just made VIDEO CONFERENCING Work?
Smartphone shipment growth was essentially led by Chinese OEMs
The wild and crazy John McAfee wants you to buy the “most hack-proof smartphone”