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Silicon Valley Beat

By Silicon Valley Beat
An inside look at today's tech and business news, brought to you by Silicon Valley journalist Annie Gaus | This podcast was created in Anchor. To make your own podcast for free, visit anchor.fm/svb
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A New CEO for Apple?
Could Apple Have A New CEO soon? If you want 500k/year, be an AI specialist. Google Pixel users report a terrible noise.
04:35
October 25, 2017
Walmart Wants to Deliver, Put Away Your Groceries
Music Streaming Up 48% This Year, Revenues Spiking: Report • Walmart Wants to Deliver, Put Away Your Groceries For You
05:42
October 17, 2017
How Bad Do You Need a $350 Smart Jean Jacket?
Apple's Siri Dumps Bing Search for Google • Do You Need a $350 Smart Jean Jacket? • Facebook + Microsoft Complete Massive Undersea Cables
04:46
October 17, 2017
Equifax CEO 'Retires', Gets $90 Million After Hacking Disgrace
Twitter Freaks Out Over New 280-Character Limits • Equifax CEO 'Retires', Gets $90 Million • Bill Gates Reveals He's an Android Guy
05:08
October 17, 2017
Amazon Shows off New Alexa Devices, Uber Shuts Down Controversial Auto Leasing Exchange
Amazon Shows Off New Echos, Alexa Devices • Uber Shuts Down Controversial Auto Leasing Program
03:58
October 17, 2017
Ex-Uber CEO Shocks Board by Naming Board Members By Surprise
Google is Building an Echo Show Competitor, Codenamed 'Manhattan' • Ex-Uber CEO Shocks Board by Naming Two New Directors
03:25
October 17, 2017
Better Go Check Your Mac's Firmware: Security Experts
Go Check Your Mac's Firmware, Security Researchers Warn
01:50
October 17, 2017
IKEA Buys On-Demand App Taskrabbit
IKEA Buys On-Demand App Taskrabbit
01:38
October 17, 2017
Mattel Cancels 'AI BabySitter' After Spying Fears, Google Intros Pixel Buds
Google Says 'Pixel Buds' Translates 40 Languages in Real Time • Mattel Cancels 'AI BabySitter', Aristotle, After Privacy Outcry
03:58
October 17, 2017
Amazon May Sell You Drugs Someday
T-Mobile + Sprint Merger Could Happen Very Soon: REPORT • Hulu Bets on Original eSports Video • Amazon Might Sell You Drugs Someday
04:07
October 17, 2017
Zuckerberg Apologies After Awkward VR Demo, Lebron James Reps Self-Driving Cars
Oops: Security Flaw in Google Home Mini Could Listen to You 24/7 • Scared of Self-Driving Cars? Lebron James Says Don't Be • Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes After Super Awkward VR Demo
05:47
October 17, 2017
Google Yanks Home Mini Feature After Embarrassing Bug; Teens Love iPhone X
Teens are Way Excited for the iPhone X • Google Pulls Home Mini Feature After Embarrassing Bug
03:33
October 17, 2017
For $36K, Amazon Wants to Sell You a House
For $36K, You Can Buy an Entire House on Amazon • Alphabet's 'Project Loon' Wants to Beam Internet Around the World • Twitter Promises 'Aggressive' Stance on Hate, Bullying
05:58
October 17, 2017
Tesla Fires 100s Of Workers
Tesla fires hundreds, blaming poor performance, Facebook buys teen app TBH
03:27
October 17, 2017
Instagram Bug Targets Celebs
PayPal has a new cash back credit card, smartwatches are on the rise, and a bug targets "high profile" Instagram users
04:14
September 1, 2017
Alexa + Cortana = New BFFs
Alexa and Cortana are new besties, UBER CEO's IPO plans, and a massive email screwup by Essential
06:27
August 31, 2017
Fitbit's New $300 Smartwatch
Fitbit reveals $300 watch, Amazon pushes Echoes at Whole Foods, and Facebook's fake news fight
08:22
August 29, 2017
Uber Picks A New CEO
Uber has a new CEO, and why people aren't downloading apps anymore
05:44
August 29, 2017
Apple to Blow $1B On Video
Apple plans to spend $1B on original shows, Color Genomics raises $80M, and Google's pollen play
05:01
August 17, 2017
Study: 67% Of You Are Sexters
Uber agrees to 20 years of FTC privacy audits, study reveals that 67% of you sext
03:07
August 16, 2017
Dota 2 Champion Defeated By AI
Google may buy a digital health startup Senosis, and a Dota 2 champ falls to an AI
03:11
August 15, 2017
Coinbase Scores $100M
Coinbase gets $100M to bring crypto to the masses, ousted Uber CEO sued for fraud, and how Instagram posts might reveal depression.
08:09
August 11, 2017
Tech Hiring In The Trump Era
Silicon Valley is Spooked on Hiring Foreign Tech Workers: Study • Hired CEO Mehul Patel on Tech Hiring in the Trump Era
06:23
August 10, 2017
Facebook Kills App For Teens
Google CEO's Vacation Ruined by Viral Manifesto • CALL IN: Google's Free Speech Policies • Facebook Kills Teen App, 'Lifestage' • CALL IN: Snap Drones a Good Move? • Snap: Is the hardware play a good idea?? 💭 💭 💭
08:53
August 9, 2017
Googler Fired For Viral Screed
Netflix Makes First-Ever Acquisition – of Comic Book Maker • Hackers Demand $6M Ransom for HBO 'Game of Thrones' Leaks • Google Engineer Fired for Strange, Viral Manifesto
04:29
August 8, 2017
Yelp Sells Eat24 For $287M
Yelp is Selling Off Delivery Service Eat24 for $287M • Google Offered $30 Billion To Buy Snap in 2016: Report • Trackr Raises $50 Million for 'Personal Organization'
05:13
August 4, 2017
$1200 'Red Phone' All Hype?
Is the $1200 'Red Phone' Worth the Hype? • Fitbit is Launching an 'App Gallery' + Smartwatch for Fall • PSA: Glittery iPhone Cases are Giving People Chemical Burns
06:07
August 3, 2017
Bitcoin 'Forks' Into Two
Snap Is Looking to Buy 'Selfie Drone' Maker: Report • Facebook is Building a 'Video Chat' Device for Your Living Room • Bitcoin Feud, 'Hard Fork' Splits the Currency into Two • CALL IN: Google a Monopoly? • Reply to Google Monopoly
08:53
August 2, 2017
RIP, Microsoft Paint 🙏
WebMD Sells For $2.8 Billion • Surprise: Alphabet is Still Making Mega Bucks • Microsoft Paint is Going Away...Or is it?
06:34
July 25, 2017
Go To Space With Google Earth
Delta Lets You Board Flights with Your Fingerprints • Google Earth Now Takes You to Space • any advice for others trying to document the startup scene in other cities? • CALL IN: Advice on Covering Tech?
05:23
July 25, 2017
YouTube Has A New King
Alphabet Launches New AI-Focused Venture Fund • Twitter Gets a New CFO (Finally) • Logitech Buys Astro Gaming for $85M, Aiming at Consoles • 'Gangnam Style' is No Longer the Most-Watched Youtube Video
06:24
July 12, 2017
$35K Tesla Debuts, Snap Sinks
Tesla's New $35K Model 3 Makes its Debut • Twitter Releases New Anti-Troll Blocking Tools • Snap's Shares Sink Below IPO Price, Worrying Investors • CALL IN: Can Snap Survive Long-Term?
08:10
July 11, 2017
2 Layoffs and a Liquidation: Soundcloud Cuts 40%, Jawbone Dies, and Microsoft Confirms Job C
SoundCloud Lays Off 40% of Staff, Shuts Offices • How does pandora even think they have a viable biz model? • Jawbone is Going out of Business, Liquidating Assets • Microsoft Confirms Layoffs of 10% of Sales Force • Really great content!
08:25
July 7, 2017
Uber Fires 20 After Harassment Probe, Apple's Reality Show, and Do Entrepreneurs Need to Be in Silic
Uber Fires 20 People After Harassment Allegations • So Yeah, Apple Has a Reality Show Now • Homepod - Can they may a truly iHome • Do Tech Entrepreneurs Need to be in Silicon Valley? • Do SV investors care where the startup is? • Nope, Entrepreneurs Don't Need to be in Silicon Valley
08:37
July 6, 2017
New Report Explains Why Siri is So Dumb
Why is Siri Still So Dumb? New Report Explains • Sounds similar to Google Home
03:54
July 6, 2017
Amazon Offers 45% Discount to Low-Income Consumers, Apple Vendors Caught Selling User Data on Black
Amazon To Give 45% Discount to Lower-Income Consumers • Chinese Apple Vendors Caught Selling User Data for $7 Million on Black Market • More Than 2,000 Layoffs Expected in Yahoo/AOL Merger (Here Comes Oath)! • Uber to Buy Engineering Team at Struggling On-Demand Valet, Luxe
05:19
July 6, 2017
Netflix Still Dominates Streaming Market, Texting + Walking Makes You Walk Weird (Says Science)
Study: Texting While Walking Makes You Walk Funny • Screentime Addiction • Netflix is #1 Among Streamers by a Huge Margin: Comscore • Youtube tv vs netflix -The Peoples Paradise • Can Netflix + YouTube TV Coexist?
07:39
July 6, 2017
Microsoft Layoffs on the Horizon, Apple Wants to Scan Your Face, and Facebook' Wifi Locator
Microsoft Could Lay Off Thousands To Focus on Cloud Biz: Reports • New iPhone May Have Face Scanning Security Features • Facebook Helps You Find Free Wifi Hotspots
03:46
July 3, 2017
Facebook Fake News Crackdown, Apple's New 'Mothership' Is Open for Visitors (Someday)
Facebook Buries Spam Accounts That Post 50+ Times Per Day • Apple Park ! • CALL IN: Visiting Apple's New 'Mothership'
04:34
July 2, 2017
The iPhone Turns 10, and Tech Investors Accused of Sexual Misconduct
As the iPhone Turns 10, Its Creators Say We're Too Addicted to Screens • App Economy Will Pass $6 Trillion By 2021, Report Says • Prominent Tech Investors Accused of Sexual Misconduct • CALL IN: Is Blue Apron Worth It? • My Blue Apron Experience
08:24
July 1, 2017
Google Sells off Scary Robot Maker to Softbank, Facebook Sharpens Up Political Targeting
Bandwidth Use Will Triple in Next 5 Years, Thanks to Video Streaming (Report) • Google is Selling Terrifying Robot Makers to Japanese Telecom • Facebook Makes it Easier for Politicians to Target Constituents
04:36
June 30, 2017
Houzz Raises $400M, SiriusXM Buys 19% of Pandora, and Uber CEO May Go on Leave
SiriusXM Buys 19% of Struggling Pandora • Houzz Raises $400 Million • Uber CEO May Take Leave of Absence
04:30
June 30, 2017
Billion-Dollar SF Startup Ditches Office, 'Sleep Tech' Explodes, More Details on 'Essential' Phone f
Android Creator's 'Essential' Phone Will Be Sold Exclusively on Sprint • Sleep Tracker Sense Shuts Down, but Sleep Tech is Exploding • Billion-dollar S.F. Startup Gets Rid of its Office Entirely
06:12
June 30, 2017
$4B Verizon + Yahoo Deal Closes, Uber CEO Takes 'Indefinite Leave of Absence'
$4.5B Yahoo + Verizon Deal Finally Closes, Marissa Mayer Gets $186 Million • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Takes "Indefinite" Leave of Absence • On Instagram, 93% of Celebrity Sponsored Posts Aren't Disclosed
05:49
June 30, 2017
Instagram Cracks Down on Celebrity Shills, Facebook is Making Reality TV
Instagram Cracks Down on Paid Celebrity Shills • No Shit: 77% of Consumers Want 'a la Carte' TV, According to TiVo • Now Facebook is Making Reality TV
05:58
June 30, 2017
Slack Raises $500M, Facebook's Lying AI, and Snap's Sinking Stock
Slack Raises $500M; Amazon Wants to Buy it, Reportedly • Facebook Built a Lying AI • Snap's Stock is Tanking, Freaking Out Investors
05:13
June 30, 2017
Amazon Buys Whole Foods for $14B, Jeff Bezos Asks Twitter for Charity Ideas
$14B Amazon + Whole Foods Deal Could Kill Delivery Startups • Jeff Bezos is Crowdsourcing Charity Ideas
03:38
June 30, 2017
Alphabet Drops $30M on Worker Housing, Snap's $100M Content Deal, and Best Tech News Sites
Snap + Time Warner Ink $100M Deal for Original Shows • A la carte tv • Alphabet is Dropping $30M on 'Modular Housing' for Employees • I'm sort of in between... You know? • Wherw are some places I can find great, fast, and accurate news? • Viewer Q: What are the Best Tech News Sites?
09:07
June 30, 2017
Uber CEO Resigns, Google Helps You Find Work and New Anti-Aging Tech
Travis Kalanick is Out as Uber CEO • Google Wants to Help You Find a Job • Why yes I do have a thought! • Viewer Q: Silicon Valley Takes on Anti-Aging Tech
08:54
June 30, 2017
New Snapchat Feature Freaks out Parents, and Youtube TV Expands to 10 More Markets
Why Snapchat's New SnapMaps Feature is Freaking People Out • Youtube TV Expands to 10 More Markets
04:42
June 30, 2017
Ransomware Attacks Spreading, and Teens React to 'Snap Maps' Overshares
New Ransomware Attack Hits Businesses Worldwide • FBI: Do's and Don'ts of Ransomware Attacks • CALL IN: The Kids Don't Love SnapMaps • Snapchat location
06:40
June 30, 2017
Exploding Fidget Spinners, Yahoo's New Paid Email, and Blue Apron's Rocky IPO
Warning: Exploding Fidget Spinners on the Loose • Blue Apron IPO is a Big 'Meh' • Yahoo Rolls Out a Paid Email Service, Yahoo Mail Pro
06:09
June 30, 2017
Pandora Rumors, Google Scales Back Email Snooping + Is Lyft Going Public or What?
Pandora CEO is Throwing in the Towel: Reports • Google Will Stop Creeping On Your Emails to Serve Ads • Lyft IPO? • CALL IN: Is Lyft About to IPO? | Make your own podcast: https://anchor.fm/svb
08:00
June 30, 2017
Pandora CEO Quits, Google's Sneaky Startup Lab + Tech-Unsavvy Security Tips
Google's 'Area 120' Lab Reveals Experimental Startups • Pandora's CEO Resigns, Along with 2 Other Executives • Correlation Between CEO Stepping Down & Possible Investments? • CALL IN: Is SiriusXM Taking Over Pandora? • New Cyberattack 'a Wiper, Not Ransomware': Security Researchers • How to Educate NON-Tech Savvy People About Ransomware • CALL IN: Security Tips for the Non-Tech Savvy | Make your own podcast: https://anchor.fm/svb
12:07
June 30, 2017