New Year

Episode 33 · January 28th, 2016 · 1 hr 17 mins

About this Episode

In which we start off the year with talk of takeovers, mergers, winners and losers.

                    <p><strong>Shownotes:</strong>
                    <br />0:00:03 Interview: Stolen, the problematic app that lets you buy and sell people on Twitter: [Gadgette]
                    <br />(http://www.gadgette.com/2016/01/13/stolen-app/)</p>

                    <p>0:00:10 Death of Peach: An eerie echo of Meerkat’s collapse <a href="http://bgr.com/2016/01/11/peach-messaging-app-iphone-collapse/">bgr.com</a></p>

                    <p>0:06:52 Spotify acquires Dublin music discovery startup Soundwave: <a href="http://tech.eu/news/spotify-acquires-soundwave/">tech.eu</a></p>

                    <p>0:09:16 A Discussion Regarding Netflix</p>

                    <p>0:15:58 Why Apple defends encryption: <a href="http://tidbits.com/article/16210">titbits</a>
                    <br />“High profile, revenue lines that don’t rely on compromising privacy, and sells products that are squarely in the crosshairs of the encryption debate. Apple comes from a far more defensible position, especially now that it’s dropping iAd App Network.”</p>

                    <p>0:21:16 Apple Opening Europe’s First iOS App Development Center in Italy: <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160120006616/en/Apple-Opening-Europe’s-iOS-App-Development-Center">Business Wire</a></p>

                    <p>0:25:20 Why you should be skeptical of Irish government claims that snooping on phone records is adequately overseen: <a href="https://storify.com/tjmcintyre/rigorous-oversight-of">Storify</a></p>

                    <p>0:29:09 Amazon’s customer service backdoor: <a href="https://medium.com/@espringe/amazon-s-customer-service-backdoor-be375b3428c4">Medium</a></p>

                    <p>0:37:41 Untappd: Merged with Next Glass <a href="http://blog.untappd.com/post/137347850666/were-taking-it-to-the-next-level">blog.untappd.com</a></p>

                    <p>0:44:25 Chris Espinosa (Apple employee number 8) tweets the story on how he bought the world's first Mac Plus: <a href="https://storify.com/DoriSmith/happy-30th-birthday-mac-plus">storify.com</a></p>

                    <p>0:50:01 Lego jobs! Jobs with Lego!</p>

                    <p>0:53:14 We get into a brief Star Wars digression</p>

                    <p>0:55:36 When Will We See A New Apple Watch?: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/15/when-will-we-see-a-new-apple-watch/">techcrunch</a></p>

                    <p>1:01:07 Apple Car?</p>

                    <p>1:06:18 The co-founder of Cards Against Humanity sent the Oregon militia 55 gallons of lube: <a href="http://ow.ly/X9nPi">Twitter</a></p>

                    <p>1:06:18 Why do people keep coming to this couple’s home looking for lost phones? <a href="http://fusion.net/story/214995/find-my-phone-apps-lead-to-wrong-home/">Fusion</a></p>