T-Mobile and Sprint take another run at merging together; Facebook releases its standalone VR headset, gets into the dating game, and offers some data opt outs; and the gig economy takes a body blow.
Google fails to get the message about texting privacy, Amazon's got home robots and is now letting people open your car, and on this podcast's first birthday we consider some trends we've noticed over the past year.
The U.S. takes on ZTE, Russia takes on Telegram, San Francisco takes on scooters, and video-streaming services take on your wallet.
Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington, Apple goes all in on renewable energy, Hulu and Spotify rebuild the bundle, Snap gives it a second try, and Google releases its own fuzzy-puppy update.
Intel unveils new mobile chips, Apple dumps Intel, Google loses its AI chief to Apple, and Microsoft reorgs Windows. All that, plus scooters litter the streets of San Francisco, drones are crashing all around us, oh the humanity!
Apple goes back to school, but will it make any difference in its battle with Chromebooks? Microsoft unveils a game subscription service, because we live in the era of subscription services. And Facebook has another bad week.
Facebook made us all think about the power of social media and the value of our personal data this week, but was Mark Zuckerberg's response enough? In equally heavy news, the first autonomous vehicle fatality happened this week. And finally, Apple's retargeting the education market.
The U.S. government kills the Broadcom/Qualcomm merger, Apple buys a magazine subscription service, and Facebook and YouTube take stands of a sort against questionable posts on the Internet.
Into a somewhat boring smartphone market comes our first glance at Android P, MoviePass gets caught tracking its users, iPhone app development turns 10, and is that a creepy laugh coming from the Amazon Echo?
This week we analyze many of the phone announcements from Mobile World Congress, including a new Samsung Galaxy and the return of a phone you may remember from a film made in the previous century. Plus, Amazon is knocking on Google's door by acquiring all the Internet doorbell companies.