This Week in Tech

May 2nd 2021

This Week in Tech 821

Bring in the Privacy Pod

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Big quarter for big tech, AirTags and privacy, Resident Evil 3 speedrun
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Category: News

Big quarter for big tech, AirTags and privacy, Resident Evil 3 speedrun

  •  ‘A Perfect Positive Storm’: Bonkers Dollars for Big Tech.
  •  EU Charges Apple With App Store Antitrust Violations in Spotify Case.
  •  Apple Signals Hot Streak to Continue as Sales, Profit Surge.
  •  Apple releases iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and watchOS 7.4, allowing Apple Watch owners to unlock with Face ID while wearing a mask.
  •  Apple AirTags could enable domestic abuse in terrifying ways.
  •  Bitcoin Industry Grapples With Age-Old Problem of Inheritance.
  •  Warren Buffett’s Deputy Calls Bitcoin ‘Disgusting’ And Bad For Civilization.
  •  Lossless streaming option for Apple Music may launch within weeks.
  •  AirTags Are Scarily Good At Tracking Items And ... People. I know Because I Tried!
  •  Google Earnings Smash Sales Records as Digital Ad Market Booms.
  •  Apple commits $430 billion in US investments over five years.
  •  YouTube is a media juggernaut that could soon equal Netflix in revenue.
  •  Brianna Wu RE3 Speedrun 54m01sec.
  •  Google’s Plan for the Future of Work: Privacy Robots and Balloon Walls.
  • Roku removes YouTube TV from the channel store as dispute with Google escalates.
  •  Amazon’s profit soars 220 percent as pandemic drives shopping online.
  •  Amazon’s cloud division reports 32% revenue growth.
  •  Samsung’s new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are lightweight laptops with OLED screens.
  • Twitter stock plunges on user miss and low guidance.
  •  What really happened at Basecamp.
  •  Basecamp Employees Are Leaving After CEO Bans Politics at Work.
  •  GM rolls out seamless EV charging across multiple networks.
  •  SpaceX Capsule Returns Four Astronauts Safely to Earth in Nighttime Splashdown.
  • In a nod to Trump, Florida is set to ban 'deplatforming' by tech companies.
  •  Volkswagen investigated by SEC over 'Voltswagen' prank.
  •  After years as a meme, ‘Disaster Girl’ takes control of her image — with a hefty payoff.
  •  Facebook’s Oculus, EA, and Respawn Win Game Industry’s First Oscar for ‘Colette’ Documentary Short.
  •  Verizon tries to sell Yahoo and AOL after spending $9 billion on fallen giants.
  •  N.Y.P.D. Robot Dog’s Run Is Cut Short After Fierce Backlash.
  •  Deepfake satellite imagery poses a not-so-distant threat, warn geographers.

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