Amazon & Whole Foods; Goop Gone Wild; Uber’s Peace Room; Snap down; Katybot; Goodbye, Hello; Russian vending machines; iPads; The Dollar, TJ Miller & The Grift; Planet of the Apps; Rakka; Rise & Fall of D.O.D.O; Mac Ransomware; Piñata drones; where’s Henry?

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Show Notes


Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s ridiculous Goop summit

Intravenous hydration drips, celebrity healers, and crystal therapy: Inside the very first Goop summit

aStore Retirement Fact Sheet

Amazon granted a patent that prevents in-store shoppers from online price checking

Pornhub Will Show Its 75 Million Daily Visitors Why Net Neutrality Matters


Uber’s culture crisis

Arianna Huffington’s speech to Uber staff: A ‘new Uber’ will emerge from crisis

The Covington Recommendations

Google is God, Facebook is love and Uber is ‘frat rock,’ says brand strategy expert Scott Galloway

Amazon will be the first company worth $1 trillion, NYU’s Scott Galloway says

Amazon’s Whole Foods Purchase Isn’t Just About Groceries. It’s About Everything.

Snap, Inc. falls to IPO price

The internet is finally going to change the movie business, and it could cost theaters billions

Katy Perry Removes All Doubt About Chatbots Going Mainstream

America’s Health-Care Crisis Is a Gold Mine for Crowdfunding

The Company Behind WordPress Is Shutting Its Office Because Too Many Employees Work Remotely

Sleep monitoring startup Hello is seeking a savior

Sleep Tracking Startup Hello to Shut Down After Fitbit Deal Falls Through

Facebook comment leads to death sentence for man, death of discourse for mankind



Will.I.Am’s Buttons

In Russia, You Can Buy Instagram Likes From a Vending Machine

Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer

Gamers aren’t buying the VR hype, and game makers are quietly hedging their bets

Monument Valley 2


The Geeks & Beats Podcast Returns July 5th!

Down the Rabbit Hole

The Dollop on Uber


The Grift Podcast with Maria Konnikova

Every Excuse The Americans Has Used to Hide Henry Jennings Offscreen

War Dogs

Planet of the Apps

If Starship Troopers Was Serious, Its Trailer Would Look Like This

Oats Studios – Volume 1 – Rakka

Sigourney Weaver Is a Futuristic Badass in the New Short Film From District 9’s Neill Blomkamp

Naperville Rib Fest – July 1st


Margaret Atwood says it’s “a form of slavery to force women to have children they can’t afford”

Women wear ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costumes during protest against Texas anti-abortion bills

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Dead Men Can’t Complain and Other Stories by: Peter Clines


The CyberWire

Dave Bittner

Cyber firms warn of malware that could cause power outages

Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral System Far Wider Than Previously Known

For $500, this site promises the power to track a phone and intercept its texts

Inmates fly mobile phones, drugs and porn into jail — via drone


More evidence Mac ransomware exists


How Placed Works

eToro – Follow @MartinsZB

Crypto-gram for June 15, 2017

Forgotify Only Plays Spotify Songs That No One Has Ever Played Before


Steve Kowch

Pro Podcasting School by Jason DeFillippo

Canvas on Demand


L.A. To Light Bat-Signal On Thursday Night In Honor Of Adam West