This week, the tech world responds to BREXIT, Microsoft revises Asimov’s laws of robotics, Facebook & YouTube filter out extremist content, Facebook wants you to see more of your friends content, why the car in that ad may not be what you think it is, Boston Dynamics brings a robot to the home, and much, much more.
This week, Gigaom columnist Tom Cheredar is our guest as we discuss hackers posting personal data from infidelity site Ashley Madison, the NSA’s best friend is AT&T, Does Amazon overwork its employees, selections from POTUS’s playlist, giant robots!… and much much more.
This week, Black Friday sales are up, body cams for cops, more cellphone spying, Sony gets hacked (again), a monumental change for music charts, and Daleks are alive and well– and we’re building them. The Force is strong with this week’s show…
This week, Google buys into music and shuts down their oldest social network, Did T-Mobile swindle customers out of millions of hidden fees?, Facebook’s secret mood manipulation study, and is the NSA’s first transparency report just one big oxymoron?
From a technophile perspective, Beats has never really been that exciting. The over-the-ear headphones that they’re widely known for are not cheap and the reviews say they only excel with certain types of music. As a marketer, however, I find the reach and penetration of Beats pretty fascinating. With their flagship headphones pulling users away from the convenience of earbuds and branding that’s bold and powerful, Beats has managed to revive “Bling” from the 90s rap scene that its namesake (rapper Dr. Dre helped to create) and bring it into the 21st century– leveraging the same tween and teen demographic that used to save their lunch money for fancy sneakers and Guess jeans. Continue reading →