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A daily (M-F) news wrap-up posting every day at 5pm Eastern time, from Techmeme.com, your favorite tech news destination.
||CleanWed. Mar. 21, 2018 - Zuckerberg Responds||Zuckerberg speaks out about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Siri will read your hidden messages, Travis Kalanick's new gig, Facebook Messenger's new features, YouTube's increased ad load, Google gobbles Lytro, and everyone wants to work at a tech company. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 - Google Wants to Save Journalism||Google wants to support journalism, more on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica saga, more on the self-driving car fatality, YouTube rolls out a “go live” feature, and scandal rocks the world of HQ Trivia. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 - The Facebook Bombshell Fallout||The fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story summarized, Facebook launches a Patreon, a self-driving car kills a pedestrian and Apple might be making its own screens. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 - Apple Takes a Field Trip||Apple takes a field trip, a small town bans bitcoin, Rihanna doesn't accept Snapchat's apology, Adobe transforms itself, and Lyft tests subscriptions. Stories from, @DMOberhaus and @oliviasolon; tweet-analysis from @ow Weekend long-read suggestions:'They'll squash you like a bug': how Silicon Valley keeps a lid on leakers (The Guardian)When an AI finally kills someone, who will be responsible? (MIT Technology Review)The Perfect Selfishness of Mapping Apps (The Atlantic) Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThursday, Mar. 15, 2018 - How Amazon Conquers||Apple's troubles with Siri, Amazon's had an amazing last three years, but it didn't kill Toys "R" Us, Nest launches a video doorbell, Google answers with no search results, and Drake crashes Twitch. Stories from @ShiraOvide and @rustybrick and tweet analysis from @taralach Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 - Theranos Charged with Fraud||Theranos Charged with Fraud, Google bans crypto ads, YouTube fights conspiracy theories, a startup that wants to kill you, Google Maps for games, and Twitter comes after Snap. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 - Trump trumps Broadcom||Trump trumps Broadcom, Larry Page and flying taxis, alleged flaws in AMD chips, Spotify playlist payola, checking in with Lyft, ranking tech brands and WWDC dates are announced. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonday, Mar. 12, 2018 - Apple Buys Texture||Apple acquires Texture, details on the Dropbox IPO, drone deliveries might be coming soon, Twitter attacks tweetdecking, more on the Broadcom/Qualcomm story, and an interesting story out of the bitcoin world. Here's what happened today in tech. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 - Obama to Netflix||Waymo joins the self-driving truck party, Twitter wants you to go verify yourself, Snap wants to break even, Facebook streams Major League Baseball, some weekend long-reads, and why that Obama going to Netflix story is a tech story. The long-reads recommendations: Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) The Story of The Internet, As Told By Know Your Meme (TheVerge) This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town (Politico) Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThursday, Mar. 8, 2018 - Galaxy S9 Reviews||Galaxy S9 reviews, Travis Kalanick's new fund, Google wants to AMP the web, most Netflix is watched on TVs, a Star Wars TV show, and yesterday's Alexa laughter led to a lot of Twitter jokes. Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 - Android P Released To Developers||Android P is released to developers, Blackberry sues Facebook, sources speak of possible Snap layoffs, an interesting Peter Thiel interview, and actually, much more.... Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 - Google Ads AI to Drones?||Google adds AI to drones, Uber trucks start hauling cargo, reading the Uber tea leaves, Washington State brings back net neutrality, Bumble bans guns, and Dyson cuts the cord. Literally. Google says it provides TensorFlow APIs to US Dept of Defense to help interpret drone footage, is working on policies and safeguards for use of machine learning Gizmodo Uber begins using its self-driving trucks for some long haul cargo trips in Arizona as part of Uber Freight service, leaving the last stretch to human drivers The VergeNew York TimesYouTube Source: Uber has burned $10.7B total so far, making its losses worse than tech giants when they had same market cap; revenue lags firms with similar market capBloomberg Washington becomes first state to enact its own net neutrality protections as its bill is signed into law; 25+ states have introduced net neutrality billsGeekwireMashable Bumble updates policy to ban firearm images and will use ~5K moderators to remove gun-related content, won't censor images appearing in users' Instagram feedsNew York TimesTechCrunch@jrsalzman Dyson says it's done making corded vacuumsCNET Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonday, Mar. 5, 2018 - Amazon Checking Accounts||Amazon checking accounts, Apple noise canceling earphones, Google sells Zagat, Facebook posts a cringeworthy user survey, and VCs take a road trip! Sources: Amazon is in talks with big banks including JPMorgan Chase about a checking-account-like product that would appeal to those without bank accountsWall Street JournalNew York Magazine Sources: Apple is planning to launch high-end headphones with noise canceling and wireless pairing as early as end of 2018, but has faced development challengesBloomberg9to5Mac Google is selling US restaurant review guide Zagat, which it bought for $151M in 2011, to restaurant review company The Infatuation for an undisclosed sum New York TimesEater LAEater NY Facebook admits it was a mistake to run a survey this weekend that asked users what its policy should be for when adults ask underage girls for sexual images The GuardianJonathan Haynes TweetsTechCrunch Some VCs say travels outside the Bay Area, including to Midwest, have helped them see downsides of Silicon Valley, as SF faces high levels of outward migration New York Times Credits: Produced by @brianmcc and the @techmeme staff Music by @jpschwinghamer||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Techmeme Ride Home Podcast||Introducing ourselves, and letting you know what we'll be doing. First episode launches March 6 at 5PM eastern.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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