Now more than ever, in these unprecedented times, DRINK; Giphy business plan; Square at home; no end point in sight; Uber layoffs; weaponizing social media for good; Fitbit comes a bit late to the ventilator game; DJI patent infringement; Untappd tracking; Matrix co-director slaps Ivanka & Elon; new Star Trek; here comes Hamilton; kid’s shorts; Shakespeare for Squirrels; mainstreamed conspiracy theories; fort plans; feedback.

Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Giphy on Crunchbase

How Giphy Works and Makes Money?

Oculus surpasses $100 million in Quest content sales

Square to allow employees to work from home permanently, following Twitter’s lead

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IN THE NEWS

No End Point in Sight

Confirmed: Uber began another round of layoffs on Monday, cutting 3,000 more jobs just weeks after laying off 14% of its workforce

Let’s Weaponize Social Media Against COVID-19

Fitbit hopes to make ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic

Judge rules DJI infringed patent, recommends ceasing sales and imports of most DJI drones

Military And Intelligence Personnel Can Be Tracked With The Untappd Beer App

Disney shuts down Club Penguin clone plagued by racism and ‘e-sex’

Matrix Co-Director Lilly Wachowski Wants Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk to Stop Talking About Her Movie

MEDIA CANDY

CBS Announces New ‘Star Trek’ Series Featuring Enterprise’s Original Crew

Surprise! Hamilton movie to drop in July on Disney+

Room on the Broom

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo’s Child

Stick Man

Zog

Secret History of Hollywood Podcast

AT THE LIBRARY

Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel by Christopher Moore

Lamb

MORON OF THE WEEK

Welcome to Shadowland

Trying to Support a Local Pizza Joint? Just Make Sure It Isn’t Actually Chuck E. Cheese

IKEA Offers Up Six Genius Ideas For Homemade Blanket Forts

FEEDBACK LOOP

Trump gives the Independence Day Speech

Bill Pullman Responds to Donald Trump’s Altered ‘Independence Day’ Clip

Our weird behavior during the pandemic is messing with AI models

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage

How Facebook Could Use Giphy to Collect Your Data

God’s Lonely Programmer

Versaflex Masks

Versaflex

Krisp

The UK accidentally left secret plans for its COVID-19 contact-tracing app on an open Google Drive

NieR Gestalt & NieR Replicant Original Soundtrack

NieR: Automata Original Soundtrack + DLC (3C3C1D119440927)

SpaceX ISS Docking Simulator

SPACEX IS SETTING UP CREW DRAGON FOR ITS FIRST HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT

Consumers File Class Action Lawsuit Against Online Trading Academy For Fraud

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Fred Willard, ‘Best in Show’ and ‘A Mighty Wind’ Actor, Dead at 86

5 Experienced Podcasters Give a Guided Tour of Their Post-Production Software and Processes!

Seth Miranda

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