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05:34 min | Last week

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"2022 I'm Brian McCullough today, a major algorithmic stablecoin has lost its peg to the dollar. More concerns of a slowdown as Tiger global has racked up massive paper losses, match group sues Google, has GDPR crushed the European app economy, Amazon engages mom and pop stores to deliver packages and an interesting raise that is building the GitHub of machine learning. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. The UST stablecoin lost its USD peg. Falling as low as 60 cents on the dollar after the Luna foundation guard pledged one and a half $1 billion of its Bitcoin reserves to bolster and support UST, quote unquote desk. As UST has D pegged, the price of Luna, its sister token has dropped over 44% to $35 in the past 24 hours according to coin market cap. UST a so called algorithmic stablecoin works with Luna to maintain a price of $1 using a set of on chain mint and burn mechanics. In theory, these mechanics work to ensure traders can always swap $1 worth of UST for $1 worth of Luna, which has a floating price and is meant to serve as a kind of shock absorber for UST's price. Luna's price decline puts its market cap below that of UST's. That potentially throws the foundation of UST's entire stabilizing mechanism into jeopardy because it means a Tara bank run could lead to some users no longer being able to redeem their $1 worth of UST for $1 worth of Luna. Today's deep egg comes after the Luna foundation guard or LFG announced Sunday Night that one and a half $1 billion of its massive Bitcoin reserves would be loaned out to professional market makers to proactively defend UST's dollar peg. Monday's events were, quote, the biggest stress test the system has ever faced, Jose Maria Machado, a partner at Delphi digital and an LFG council member who helps manage the group's reserves, told coindesk. But he added that the UST Luna market cap flip is not a cause for concern because of LFG reserves. Shortly after mercados call with coin desk, Terra appeared to empty out all of the funds around $1.3 billion worth from its confirmed Bitcoin address end quote. All of this led binance to temporarily suspend withdrawals of both Luna and UST tokens due to a high volume of pending withdrawals and network slowness and congestion in their words. Now, I believe I mentioned recently my learning that these algorithmic stablecoins existed and how they worried me Vis-à-vis systemic risk to the whole crypto ecosystem. But what specifically is the UST project? Bloomberg has us covered quote what caused Tara's coin to become untethered is a topic of intense Internet debate. The disconnect happened alongside a sharp selloff in crypto assets, including a plunge in Bitcoin to below $30,000, and a broader retreat from risk assets, including stocks. Whatever the catalyst it's no small thing, there are around 18 and a half $1 billion of UST in circulation, according to coin market cap, a big enough presence that it swings could have systemic implications for other coins and protocols, and do Quan, the crypto upstart behind UST has previously committed to buying as much as $10 billion worth of Bitcoin as part of his support of the coin further entwining the project with the core of the digital asset market. It's fairly clear that there is a crisis of confidence, said Kyle somani of multicoin capital, he added that it was not certain whether UST would survive. That raises the prospect of the current turbulence snowballing into one of the biggest crypto blow ups in recent memory. Issuers of conventional stablecoins like tether's USD T or circle's USD C maintain that their tokens are backed by quote real assets like cash or highly rated bonds on a one to one basis. These coins hold their peg because the theory goes, they can be readily exchanged for cash or highly liquid cash equivalents. By contrast, algorithmic stablecoins attempt to hold their value through a combination of instructions encoded in software programs and active treasury management, UST, which functions in tandem with a related token Luna, is the most popular and controversial of these kinds of tokens. In the case of Tara's stablecoin, if its price falls below $1, traders are incentivized to swap units of UST for Luna, which removes the former from circulation. Similarly, software programs are triggered to do the same. If the price rallies above $1, the mechanism applies in reverse, remove Luna tokens from circulation to create equivalent new units of UST. Traders seeking a profit from arbitrage opportunities regularly swap UST for Luna and vice versa, thus ensuring the price stays at or very close to $1. Another contributor to UST's price stability was crypto's equivalent of above market interest rates offered through anchor protocol, a decentralized lender built on Tara's blockchain. Anker offers rates of around 20% on deposits of UST, which offered a significant demand incentive for the token. But over the weekend, all of those mechanisms stopped working and UST lost its dollar peg while Luna also slid in value. That led to a series of crypto market interventions from Kwan and the so called council of the Luna foundation guard, LFG, a consortium of crypto players that includes can have Korea of jump crypto. Jump crypto declined to comment, near midnight, New York time on Monday, UST remained under pressure, Luna was trading around $29 down 52% from a day earlier, according to coin market cap..

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03:17 min | 3 weeks ago

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"Welcome to the tech meme ride home for Wednesday, April 27th, 2022, I'm Brian McCullough today, quick summation of alphabet and Microsoft earnings, DJI is trying to prevent its drones from being used in the Ukraine war. Google has released tools to make it easier to spin up your own YouTube. Apple wants you to repair your iPhone yourself and a deep dive into why autocorrect can't ducking get it right sometimes. Ducking. I said ducking, which is the iPhone auto correct version of that curse word. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Let's do some quick earnings hits to start off today. Alphabet reported Q one revenue rose 23% year over year to $68.01 billion, net income dropped, however, to $16.44 billion down from 17.93 billion year over year. Traffic acquisition costs also rose 23% over that same time period. Google Cloud reported 5.82 billion in Q one sales up from 4.05 billion year over year and above estimates of 5.75 billion, but also had to report an operating loss of $931 million, which was down from $974 million year over year. Alphabet also said that its board of directors has authorized $70 billion in share repurchases, a major step up from 2020 ones $50 billion authorization and 20 19s, $25 billion authorization. So all in all, it's a mixed bag, not terrible, but not as good as recent quarters have been. And Microsoft reported Q three revenue of $49.4 billion up 18% year over year, net income of $16.7 billion, up 8% year over year, office revenue, up 12% LinkedIn revenue up 34%. Windows OEM revenue, up 11%, key for Microsoft, of course, Microsoft's cloud revenue grew 32% year over year to $23.4 billion in Q three, including $19.1 billion from intelligent cloud up 26% year over year. And from Azure and other cloud services which were up 46% year over year. And Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said more than 10 million people have already streamed games over Xbox cloud gaming, but did not offer a definition for what counts as a streamed game. So again, for Microsoft pretty steady, Microsoft's stock was up more than 5% this morning. And alphabets was down around 2%, so that should give you an idea of what the street thinks, though I would note that tech stocks are bouncing back broadly this morning, so Microsoft could just be writing that wave. That was notable that alphabet is not. This isn't a stock market show, of course, but I will note that the NASDAQ hit a 52 week low led by tech stocks yesterday, including Tesla being down 12.2% yesterday coinbase down 5.9% Netflix down 5.5% apple down 3.7% and meta down 3.2%. I'll say again, this isn't a stock market show, but as we cover the startup scene, I'm just making note of the fact that the tech stock market remains depressed, which affects what startups are raising, and how they can raise. It ain't pretty right now. I feel like it's going to take some tech company to come public with a really healthy IPO to turn this whole market around. Question is, who's.

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03:32 min | Last month

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"Podcast NFT. No one's been able to disprove it yet. And people have a talking about it. That's awesome. Congratulations. You're a historic figure. Exactly. That's very good. That's Brian McCullough, tech meme ride home. It's easy to find. You just go to tech meme dot com it's on the front page there. But of course, you probably should subscribe in your favorite podcast player so you don't have to think about going anywhere just to rise. Magically, you're doing anything else or that's probably a full-time gig, I would imagine. It is, although the podcast sorry to say raised a venture fund reason. Wait a minute. What? Yes. Not only have an NFT, but you have a venture fund. Yeah, it started in October. All of the LPs are listeners of the show. It's a tiny, tiny fund. It's only an early stage. Three mil. But it's a rolling fund and so that could go up too because any credited investor could invest, but it's been beautiful because we're running it open kimono style every company we invest in. We have them come on the show. Talk about what they're doing. So even if you're not an investor in the podcast, hopefully or in the fund, sorry. All of the listeners of the podcast will become fans of you. You're quite the innovator. Ride home fund dot com. That is true. You're when you say 3 million, is that like people have given you $3 million to invest? As of this moment, $3 million. Now it's a rolling fund. So next year, we'll see how many people re up. And if you invest in anything yet, yes, 18 companies. Of which only four are on there because again, we're leveraging the show, we don't want to announce it until it's useful to the companies. And so when you come on and say, hey, here's what we're doing. We want to be introduced to this company. We're hiring in this area. So we've invested in 18 companies, but we'll see how long it takes. Brian, I'm guessing that you're 39. 39, why do you say that? Because that's when people really kick into gear, like Bill Gates and Zuckerberg. And I think you're kicking in the gear, my friend. Sadly, I'm 44. Well, you're a little late. That's okay. It's close enough. It's close enough. You probably had the idea for this when you were 39. No, but listen. The fact that you can do this through AngelList, et cetera. Listen, I derailed everything. I apologize. I'm asking you for your plug. And this is it. This is great. In fact, I'm blown away. The podcast. Yes. Not only, and by the way, it's early stage, right? So these are like ground floor getting in on the ground floor of these companies. Which is Leo why I think it works is that like, look, no deal flow. Well, but no one that is raising a $100 million series B or C needs me. But a certain type of company that wants to reach tens of thousands of people that work in tech might just use a boost myself, I didn't think of this. That's all. You can.

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02:23 min | Last month

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"8th, 2022, I'm Brian McCullough today, some folks at Twitter are nervous about Elon Musk's arrival, so he's gonna do an AMA to rally the troops. Twitter is testing unmentioned. Robinhood is fully rolling out that promised wallet feature. The increasing lexicon of euphemisms that people have to use to speak freely on sites like TikTok. And of course, the weekend long read suggestions. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Twitter CEO piragua Agrawal has apparently emailed staff to announce that Elon Musk will hold an internal AMA, addressing concerns that Musk would sabotage Twitter's company culture, quoting The Washington Post. The announcement from Twitter chief executive Prague agarwal of the highly unusual internal AMA, which stands for ask me anything session was an effort to assuage anxious workers who in recent days have expressed worries that the firebrand Musk could inflict damage to the company's culture, as well as make it harder for people to do their jobs. We say that Twitter is what's happening and what people are talking about right now. Often, we at Twitter are what's happening and what people are talking about. That is certainly been the case this week, Agrawal wrote in a company-wide email Thursday, inviting staff to the AMA. Following our board announcement, many of you have had different types of questions about Elon Musk and I went to welcome you to ask those questions to him. This follows extensive debate on internal company channels, quote, quick question, if an employee tweeted some of the things Elon tweets, they'd likely be the subject of an HR investigation. One employee noted on company slack channels are board members held to the same standard. Another post said that employees were struggling with welcoming a leader whose values seem to be in contradiction with the companies. Quote, we know that he has caused harm to workers, the trans community women and others with less power in the world that employee asked. How are we going to reconcile this decision with our values? Does innovation Trump humanity end quote? Another employee who said he used to work at Tesla said he quote witnessed the awful changes in company culture that followed after Musk took over as CEO, quote I'm extremely unnerved right now because I've seen what he can do firsthand the person said end quote. Meanwhile,.

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04:40 min | Last month

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"2022, I'm Brian McCullough today, so Elon Musk has taken a 9.2% stake in Twitter. I point out that last time Twitter had an activist investor, it led to Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO, is drone delivery suddenly and rapidly becoming a reality that nation of the United Kingdom is going to issue an NFT and mark gurman math on how an Apple subscription would work. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Something something what version of the matrix we're in and all that according to a filing Elon Musk has taken a 9.2% passive stake in Twitter, worth around $2.89 billion, thus becoming Twitter's largest shareholder. Twitter shares rose about 26% in pre market trading on the news, quoting Bloomberg. Musk 50 pulled his more than 80 million followers on Twitter last month, asking them whether the company adheres to the principles of free speech. After more than 70% said no, he asked whether a new platform was needed and said he was giving serious thought to starting his own. Musk has been one of the biggest personalities on Twitter and has regularly run into trouble on the platform, the Tesla chief executive officer is currently seeking to exit a 2018 deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That puts controls in place related to his tweeting about the electric carmaker. The announcement will be yet another major test for new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal who replaced Jack Dorsey after he unexpectedly resigned in November. Agrawal vowed to increase accountability, make decisions faster and to improve product execution. The company set ambitious goals for growth, including increasing annual revenue to 7 and a half $1 billion and getting to 315 million daily users by the end of 2023. Musk posted a cryptic meme in December after Twitter announced that aggarwal was taking over from Dorsey S Twitter's CEO. It depicted Agrawal as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and Dorsey as Soviet secret police head, Nikolai yezhov, being shoved into water. Twitter is particularly vulnerable to outside pressure because unlike Google, Facebook, Amazon and snap, the company's founders don't have special voting control over its future. The company has just recovered from activist pressure by Elliott management that started in 2020, which led Dorsey, who was serving his second stint as CEO of Twitter to set a succession plan. It is unclear what Musk is planning with his stake, the filing with the SEC shows that the date of the event that triggered the disclosure was March 14th. The type of form used often indicates the investor isn't seeking to acquire control of a company or to influence who controls it. Musk already the world's richest person according to the Bloomberg billionaires index has made about $1.1 billion on his holding of Twitter since mid March based on the pop in Twitter shares in early trading Monday. Musk has also lambasted Twitter's recent development of profile pictures linked to non fungible tokens, saying the social media company has the wrong priorities. End quote. So obviously the tweets and discourse that this news generated this morning, I mean, I could quote you just an endless cavalcade of takes. But when in doubt, I like to go with some of my old reliables. Quote, Elon Musk wasn't kidding about wanting to change how Twitter works and is now putting his money to work. I expect being in an eventual activist shareholder is more fruitful than building a rival service, but he's just crazy enough to do both. After all, he can't afford it. Then the great Howard Lindsey. Quote, Elon basically running his own digital country now with his own centralized media platform Twitter and currency doge. Pretty, pretty, pretty smart. But here's someone I don't think I've ever quoted before. Ivan the K who tweeted Elon Musk to increase tweets to four 20 characters and quote. Get it? For 20, not only the obvious joke about weed and the number of characters in a tweet, but also referencing the infamous tweet from Musk himself about taking Tesla private at $420 a share. But since we are joking about Elon's reputation for being a Jedi master level meme lord, I gotta say he actually missed one of the greatest potential troll opportunities of all time. I mean, last Friday was April 1st. If somehow this news could have come out on April Fool's day, man, he'd have full control of Twitter already because the collective brains of the twittersphere would have exploded, trying to figure out if that had been a joke or not. Something.

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01:42 min | Last month

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"To the tech meme ride home for Friday, April 1st, 2022, I'm Brian McCullough. Today, E three is officially canceled for the year, which is making people wonder if it's officially dead, and we just don't know it yet. More signs of serious trouble in the food delivery space, Facebook has fixed a bug that let harmful content into the news feed for around 6 months. And of course, the weekend long read suggestions. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. After announcing in January that the in person E three 2022 had been canceled, the ESA has informed its partners that there will be no digital event equivalent for E three this year either. So no E three. It has been fully canceled, which one has to wonder, does that mean E three is dead? Quoting IGN. The ESA had initially planned for an in person E three event this year after having no event in 2020 due to COVID-19 and a digital one in 2021. However, this was canceled in January with the ESA at the time unable to make a public statement on whether or not there would be a digital equivalent. According to sources speaking to IGN at the time, discussions around E three had been fraught throughout the year with third parties normally involved finding the ESA's ongoing silence regarding their plans frustrating. Sources connected to the event tell IGN that discussions about a possible digital equivalent have been going on ever since, but without strong momentum to drive them. Instead, the ESA seems to be making plans to regroup for a larger comeback in 2023. The ESA has shared an official statement with IGM confirming E three 2020 twos cancellation and announcing that E three will return in 2023 with a.

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02:02 min | 2 months ago

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"2022 I'm Brian McCullough today, Australia Sue's meta for alleged cryptocurrency scam ads. Board apes, yacht club had what we might call a busted IPO if that were the terms we were using. Amazon is now officially the proud owner of James Bond and of course the weekend long read suggestions. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Australia's competition and consumer commission has sued meta for allegedly publishing scam cryptocurrency ads on Facebook that used photos of real Australian public figures, quoting Reuters. The advertisements which endorsed investment in cryptocurrency or money making schemes could have misled Facebook users into believing they were promoted by famous Australians, the Australian competition and consumer commission or ACC said, the lawsuit filed in the federal court also alleges Facebook quote aided and abetted or was knowingly concerned in false or misleading conduct and representations by the advertisers, the ACC said in a statement. The essence of our cases that meta is responsible for these ads, that it publishes on its platform. A triple C chair rod Sims said, it is alleged that meta was aware, scam ads were being displayed on Facebook, but did not take sufficient steps to address the issue end quote. Meta said any ads that scammed people out of money or misled users violated its policies and the company uses technology to detect and block such posts, adding it had quote cooperated with the ACC's investigation into this matter to date. We will review the recent filing by the ACC and intend to defend the proceedings. A meta spokesperson said in an emailed statement, declining to comment further as the case was before court. The atrial C said, the ads used images of several Australian business leaders, TV hosts, and politicians and contain links to fake media articles that included quotes attributed to the personalities. Users who signed up were contacted by scammers to convince them to deposit funds into the fake schemes, the regulator.

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02:24 min | 2 months ago

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"Friday, March 4th, 2022, I'm Brian McCullough today, Twitter's return to the office is a real COVID era milestone. Okay, how about Disney+, but with ads? Is crypto usage in Russia actually falling something something wasn't that the original use case for crypto are NFT prices falling as well, and of course the weekend long read suggestions. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Twitter was the first tech company to shut down offices, win COVID struck, and now Twitter has officially announced it will reopen its offices on March 15th. CEO Parag agarwal touted the advantages of returning for the culture while honoring previous CEO Jack Dorsey's work from home forever promise. At least for now, quoting CNBC, it's been almost two years since we closed our offices and travel and I'm excited to announce that we're ready to fully open up business travel and all our offices around the world, agarwal wrote in a note that he posted to Twitter on Wednesday. Business travel is back effective immediately and office openings will start on March 15. Agrawal, who was promoted to CEO of the San Francisco based company in November, is taking a slightly different approach than Jack Dorsey, his predecessor and Twitter cofounder. Dorsey told employees in the early days of the pandemic two years ago that they could work remotely forever if they wanted to. Agarwal said, he'll still honor that policy, but he warned that quote, distributed working will be much, much harder and said, quote, there will be a lot of challenges. The decision about where you work, whether you feel safe traveling for business and what events you attend should be yours. Agrawal wrote. Agarwal touted the advantages of having employees together in the same physical space, where they can experience the company culture and set office visits meetings and events will quote bring that culture to life in such a powerful way. Reading between the lines there, I think this is the stance that we can expect most companies in tech will take at least going forward in the near term. Yeah, keep working from home. It's fine. We're cool with it. For now, but are you sure you don't want to come back to the office? Come on. Come back to the office. It'll be great. Look at what you're missing out on. This is super interesting. Disney has announced a new ad supported.

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03:17 min | 3 months ago

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"To the tech main ride home for Tuesday, February 15th, 2022, I'm Brian McCullough today is the great returning to the office beginning with the tech industry, really cool new way to use your Android apps on your windows or Chromebook devices, Instagram lets you send private likes the tech Cold War between India and China claims another victim, and what did The New York Times do to whirl this morning? Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. I've made the point many times on the show that tech was the canary in the coal mine when it came to COVID times. If you go back and listen to episodes from exactly two years ago, we were first talking about Apple being worried about factories getting shut down in China after Chinese cities were going into lockdown because of what we now know was COVID. Remember that sign that showed up on the doors of andreessen Horowitz, that outlawed handshakes. That was two years ago this week. The first companies to go remote were Silicon Valley companies. I think it was Twitter that was the first, can't actually remember. Anyway, the first hopeful sign that some sense of normalcy is returning, even if remote work will never really go away again, Microsoft is apparently telling employees it will fully reopen its facilities in Washington state, starting February 28th, citing high rates of COVID-19 vaccination in king's county. Now, granted, there was some move to return to offices last year, only to have that delayed because of the delta and then omicron waves. But still, perhaps tech is leading the way again, quoting geek wire. One of the longest three weeks in history will soon come to an end. Nearly two years after asking its employees to work from home and what was hoped to be a temporary precaution, Microsoft is fully reopening its Washington state facilities, including its Redmond headquarters, effective February 28th, the company told employees this morning. From this date employees will have 30 days to make adjustments to their routines and adopt the working preferences they've agreed upon with their managers, wrote Chris Kappa sela Microsoft's chief marketing officer in a post this morning announcing the news. He added, quote, reaching the stage allows us to fully open our facilities to employees visitors and guests, all campus services will return, including the connector rideshare option for employees in the puget sound area. With the announcement, the company is moving into the 6th and final stage of its hybrid workplace policy capital cited the high rates of COVID-19 vaccination in kings county, plus declining hospitalizations and deaths in the state, as well as available local testing capacity to comply with government guidelines. Also this morning, Seattle based online travel giant Expedia said it will implement its hybrid work policy beginning April 4th. Currently, the company's offices are open to vaccinated employees on a volunteer basis. Let the updated policy Expedia says its expectation is that, quote, employees will spend at least 50% of their time in the office working with their respective leaders on an appropriate schedule. Employees will still need to be vaccinated to work in the office Expedia said end quote. By the way, I'm also hearing that Microsoft offices in California might be opening by the end of the month as well. The Android 13 developer preview apparently includes two.

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02:23 min | 5 months ago

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"Monday, December 13th, 2021, I'm Brian McCullough today, a huge bug in Apache servers is causing chaos around the Internet, what to expect and what we're still waiting on from iOS 15.2. Why did Instagram steal the ant metaverse handle from a woman in Australia and the story of the fat finger fire sale of a bored ape yacht club NFT? Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Really bad news over the weekend, a vulnerability in the Apache log four J Java logging library was discovered that allows for remote code execution and impacting everything from steam to iCloud to Minecraft and all sorts of services. In fact, this was first discovered by Minecraft users. And look, it basically affects everything. I've even heard tour servers are being unmasked. Quoting ars technica. Word of the vulnerability first came to light on sites catering to users of Minecraft, the bestselling game of all time. The sites warned that hackers could execute malicious code on servers or clients running the Java version of Minecraft by manipulating log messages, including from things typed in chat messages. The picture became more dire still as log four J was identified as the source of the vulnerability and exploit code was discovered posted online. Log four J is incorporated into a host of popular frameworks, including Apache struts two, Apache solar, Apache druid, and Apache flink. That means a dizzying number of third party apps may also be vulnerable to exploits of the same high severity as those threatening Minecraft users. Researchers said that Java de serialization bug stems from log four J making network requests through the J and DI to an LD AP server and executing any code that's returned. The bug is triggered inside of log messages with the use of a specific syntax. Additional reporting from security firm Luna sex said that certain Java versions are less affected by this attack vector, at least in theory because the J and DI can't load remote code using LDP. Hackers may still be able to work around this by leveraging classes already present in the target application, success would depend on whether there are any dangerous gadgets in the process, meaning newer versions of Java may still prevent code.

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02:45 min | 6 months ago

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"2021, I'm Brian McCullough today. Twitter has followed through on its promise to decentralize and play nice with third party developers. Will the Nvidia arm acquisition actually happen? Substack reaches a million subscribers, Apple defends buying Google ads, and I get my answer Vis-à-vis the whole Civil War between crypto and NFT folks and furries. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Twitter has made its version two API announced in August of 2020. The default API going forward for developers, giving third party apps more freedom as Twitter aims to become more decentralized, quoting the verge. When Twitter announced API version two in August 2020, it seemed like a chance to rebuild not only the infrastructure on which developers build their apps and bots, but Twitter's relationship with the people using its platform as well. API V two is taking over API V one point one's job of letting third party clients access and interact with tweets and letting other developers create bots that do various things across the platform, like introduce people to the weekend or gather analytics for companies. When I talk to Amir savat Twitter's developer platform lead about what the official switch to API V two means for the platform, he told me that it would make things better for users who wanted third party Twitter clients. He also revealed that the change was another step in the company's goal to become a decentralized platform. That developers build apps and experiences on top of, making conversations better in ways that Twitter itself couldn't. In its press release, Twitter says it's removing restrictions from its developer policy on how you build with Twitter's core features and limited the number of users you can support through your app. Elaborated on this, saying that the new policy will make it clear, what's allowed and make it easier for developers to compete with Twitter in ways that the company didn't allow before. This could mean a real impact on how Twitter's users interact with the service as it gives developers more freedom to build third party Twitter clients like tweetbot, Twitter ific, or fenix. While there are unofficial Twitter apps available, the company's relationship with the developers behind those apps has been mixed limits on how many users could use a third party app as well as missing features, meant that the de facto way to access Twitter has been by using its official app. This is in contrast to some other social platforms like Reddit, where many users recommend apps made by indie developers like Apollo or Narwhal over the official one. When Twitter first announced API V two, it seemed like the company was trying to be more friendly toward those who were looking to make their own clients. It seems to have panned out for some, tweet bots latest version uses the new API and Twitter has recently added API support for newer features like super followers and the ability to tweet with limitations on who can reply..

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02:36 min | 7 months ago

"brian mccullough" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Welcome to the tech meme ride home for Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, I'm Brian McCullough today, Microsoft and Google continue to report earnings that boggle the mind. Meanwhile, Robin Hood discovered that if you live by crypto trading revenues, you can be wounded by them too. Will the Facebook files force some sort of FTC action, AWS goes after Google's tensor processing units? And do you think I could produce this show on MS dos? Probably not, but dune was written on it. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. I want to lead off with a quick earnings roundup today, not because there have been any sort of narrative violations like we talked about earlier in the week. But because I think we can touch base on a couple of things real quickly, Microsoft earnings first, of course, they killed it again, beat revenue expectations reporting 22% year over year growth. Their fastest growth since 2019, you know when we talk about how amazing it is that companies this big or even in Microsoft's case, this old can still be growing that they've not run into that law of large numbers wall that a lot of people expect eventually well. Get this. Joe eisenhow tipped me off to the fact that Microsoft has had 17 straight quarters now of double digit revenue growth. This is a 46 year old company y'all. This is a company so big that it's now closing in on apple's market cap crown as the biggest company of all time. And frankly, that's just insane. That's mostly due to their cloud stuff, of course, though Azure revenue growth was flat this quarter, but also note this. Overall, gaming revenue for Microsoft was $3.6 billion in Q one, up 16% year over year with hardware revenue up a 166% on continued demand for the Xbox Series X and S consoles, of course. So remember, if gaming is a monster industry that is still on the up and has plenty of greenfields left to grow into, remember that Microsoft is maybe the best position of any of the big tech companies to go hog on gaming. Meanwhile, alphabet continued to do great, their revenue was up 41% year over year, which again, at their scale is insane, Google Cloud revenue was up to $5 billion from $3.4 billion year over year. And in the background, remember, YouTube as we've been saying, killing it as well. Another record revenue quarter for YouTube, $7.2 billion in ad revenue up from $5 billion a year ago. Things.

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"brian mccullough" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

02:06 min | 8 months ago

"brian mccullough" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"September. Twenty second twenty twenty one. I'm brian mccullough today all the headlines and announcement from today's microsoft surface event robinhood wants to get into the kripo wallet game microsoft finds fishing as a service on the darker corners of the web and a rundown of some new facebook controversies. Here's what you missed today. In the world of tech the surface event was this morning and there were a whole slew of devices announced. I up microsoft announced the surface pro eight with a thirteen inch one hundred and twenty hertz edge to edge display quad core intel. Cpu thunderbolt four surface slim pen to and refreshed keyboard. Quoting the verge. Microsoft is announcing the surface pro eight today the biggest upgrade to its intel powered surface pro lineup since the surface pro three in two thousand fourteen while we've seen tweaks to the design of the surface pro for seven years the surface pro eight jumps to a one hundred and twenty hertz display with thinner basil's thunderbolt four support and a new keyboard that neatly houses and upgraded surface slim pen to microsoft surface. Pro eight has taken most of the best parts of the surface pro x and paired them with an intel chip. It's the surface pro. We've been waiting years for the thirteen inch pixel sense flow display as microsoft calls. It is larger than the twelve point. Three inch display found on most other surface pro devices and it has a higher resolution to the display also supports w vision and adaptive color technology. The bigger display helps reduce the vessels on the sides of the surface. Pro eight making it look closer to the surface pro ex but the most important part of the pro eighths display is the fact that it's now one hundred twenty hertz while it will run at sixty hertz by default that display will jump up to one hundred twenty hertz dynamically for touch or stylus tasks the separate surface pro signature keyboard also now includes a new surface slim pen to that similar to the keyboard and stylus combo found on the surface pro x the stylus charges in the keyboard bass and includes a built in haptic motor that attempts to replicate.

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"brian mccullough" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

02:49 min | 8 months ago

"brian mccullough" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Brian mccullough today. Happy iphone day. You fan folk you all the news. From today's apple event facebook's own research says instagram is bad for girls. Facebook's own documents show it gives vip users the vip treatment at least when it comes to enforcement policies and you might want to quickly download that recent update. Here's what you missed today. In the world of tech we started off the apple event today with some previews of upcoming apple. Tv plus shows and movies. Did i know that tom hanks is in a movie or tv. Show for apple. tv plus. i don't think i did and then unexpectedly. It was onto the ipad. We got a new ipad. Full stop not ipad air not pro new ipad. This is the cheap entry level ipad. Well it is getting an eighth. Thirteen biotic chip. It retains the home button. It looks like well. It looks like an old ipad. This is a camera bump and processor update for the ipad. It does get that centerstage tracking feature to keep you in frame. Thanks to a new twelve megapixel. Selfie camera works with the first generation apple pencil though. Not the latest generation note. It's available next week and it starts at three hundred and twenty nine dollars with sixty four gigabytes of storage then. Another surprise the ipad mini. This one did get a significant redesign. It looks like the ipad pro and ipad air now new rounded corners new colors larger eight point three inch liquid retina. Display five hundred. Nits brightness true tone wide color no home button though for the many touch. Id is in the on off button at the top cpu and gp bumps and it got a usb and you can now get five g. versions as well. The back camera is twelve megapixel so four k. Video recording front camera is also twelve. Mega pixels ultra-wide so it supports centerstage as well and this one gets these second gen apple pencil that magnet grips right to the side of the device. The many starts at four hundred ninety nine dollars ordering begins today for delivery next week then. It was onto apple. Watch the apple watch series seven and look. I was wrong. It didn't get as much of a redesign as i had been told. You can tell the new design just by looking at it because the basil's have been super reduced. The vessels are down to one point seven millimeters. So it's a noticeably larger screen. They did say the case has softer rounded corners but no flatter sides as the rumor. Mongers had promised the you..

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"brian mccullough" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

01:59 min | 9 months ago

"brian mccullough" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Today is wednesday september. First the first god damned. If i can't believe it This year has flown by. This is the tech museum ride home. Experience the show where we talk about the latest and greatest whatever the hell is going on in the world of tech what's blowing up what's popping off. Good morning thank you. Welcome to the show. I am christina. And i am coasting with brian mccullough. The host of the technion right home podcast and today. We've got a crazy show. I just i. I can't even. I don't know like inter at any other way but before we get into the big topic which is an t.'s. And everything that's happening in that world like we're entering bizarro mira world all the time. We're going to talk a little bit about some of the news. I'm going to start off with an initiative that brian has cooked up. Which i think is actually very interesting very fun while he is talking about it. I'm gonna go find the tweets of the folks were here in. The space can vote on today's world cup of entrepreneurs brian. Listen guys. this is just a thing. That's a fun thing that that well but podcast have been doing this. Like so many my favorite podcasts. Do this in terms of like what are the things that they cover like the movie which which directors should we cover my favorite history. Podcast is on the world cup of of british a prime ministers and things like that the idea behind this is you do a sort of Sweet sixteen sort of bracket style. You have your audience. Vote on it and then okay but what does that mean. You're voting on. Who's the best. Prime minister entrepreneur. Whatever when you do the show when you do the rare up of it of who wins and whatever you do bracket bracket bracket till there's one standing it allows you through this weird sort of lens to sort of analyze things like a movie or a person or a company or whatever so i.

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"brian mccullough" Discussed on Gaming Ride Home

Gaming Ride Home

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"brian mccullough" Discussed on Gaming Ride Home

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"brian mccullough" Discussed on Podcast Pontifications

Podcast Pontifications

04:52 min | 1 year ago

"brian mccullough" Discussed on Podcast Pontifications

"There's a wave of advancements in both text to speech and ai generated text that will impact podcasting as we know it. But rather than replace humans, this might be a boon for creative podcasters. Hello and welcome to another podcast quantifications with me Ego Tara. By now, you've probably heard of both GP, t three as well as scripts overdubbed feature. A, very brief Internet and I'll get right into what's the meat of this GP three is a generated text. It just rights for you. It's automatic writing except not by spirits, but by a robot and weirdly enough. It's really good. It's really good. And these scripts overdubbed feature is being hailed as the deep fake of podcasting. You train your voice. You train it with your voice by reading off and lots and lots of various things and it magically. Will take whatever texts that you right out and generate it back out to you in your voice, and it's and it's eerily good. Good. So we have eerily good texts generation and Eregli good text to speech generation quite. Unsurprisingly, people are going home. This might have implications in the podcasting world and indeed. Will. I have several different ideas that I see where this might go. But it might go tomorrow because we're not there yet today as cool as it is and thank you Brian McCullough from Techni M- ride home for having entire last half of your episode. All done with the overdubbed feature does. So he could listen to what it sounds like with your real voice and the robot generate a voice. That demonstrated that this is an a symbiotic curve. The uncanny valley here is quite deep, but also it does show how much. Advancements we've seen thus far. So what I WANNA. Do with the rest of my time today is take you on a journey in the future. How savvy podcasters might use this because while I don't think. Any time real soon. That an entire podcast can be generated with your own voice that sounds exactly like you like it. We're just not there. We have a long ways to go before. We can do that a robust, not gonNA replace my voice anytime soon. I do think there are some obvious places where the technology. Almost, as it exists today or maybe as it exists, today could be utilized. So here's a few things that I'm thinking about. Number one is ad reads. Advertising. Thing that a lot.

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How Amazon became the world's biggest e-retailer

Triangulation

03:46 min | 3 years ago

How Amazon became the world's biggest e-retailer

"Amazon is a really unique one of the most unique companies in your book because it it started out as the it wasn't the first they weren't the first people to sell things on the internet. But they were the first biggest and they're still the biggest so talk a little bit about the beginnings of Amazon. Yeah. Well, real quick though. I wanna point out like there's so many stories in this book of where the the one that wins is not the first one. It's like the that saying that leaders always get EROs in their back. You know, it wasn't a Facebook one. It wasn't my space. But the even before my space friendster even before. There were six degrees. The fact that to this day, the the number one e commerce company in the world by far I think last week I heard fifty nine cents of every dollar spent online is it goes to Amazon. It was was the first is actually we got to give them a lot of credit for that. Because again, like, you know, no, one swooped in and and eight Jeff Bezos is lunch. What? So how how did it get started? Jeff Bezos is he's working on Wall Street at a firm, the aquatic firm, that's actually competing tooth and nail with Bernie Madoff squad firm and the internet and web takeoff and he's assigned by his boss. The Shaw to David Shaw to to research this as a business opportunity, and there's fame the famous story of he sees how the internet's taking off and he realizes this is the biggest thing of his life. Is he going to regret leaving Wall Street behind leaving his Christmas bonus behind? No, he's going to go off and do this internet thing, and he and MacKenzie his wife drive across the country and he's typing the business plan on his laptop. And he they don't even know where they're going to go. Okay. There's a several different internet stories internet founding stories that I've had to debunk in this book. I spoke to shell caffeine who was employee number one at Amazon he said, well funny story. The Jeff had been out to San Francisco the month before to hire me and the other employee number two. I can't remember his name at the moment. Oh, and we knew we were going to Seattle because he had already done the research if they're going to do books the Ingram and Taylor are the big book warehouses, and they have warehouses in Oregon. He doesn't want to be in California because California has a sales tax or higher sales tax. And so see we knew we were going to Seattle. So okay. And same thing happened with EBay, the whole idea that EBay was they he wanted his fiancee that have a place to to trade Pez dispensers that these are these are stories that are made up because they're nice cute little PR stories. But I think the bottom line story of Amazon is that Jeff Bezos, I believe this saw the internet saw that it was the greatest thing that would ever happen is lifetime the greatest business opportunity. And I what I don't believe is that he knew. I think he wanted he intuited from day one that it could be an everything store. I think that commerce could have efficiencies of scale and efficiency in terms of being more convenient for for consumers. But he he started with books because I believe in. I if everything we've read about him, I believe his mind works this way, he was going to test the hypothesis now as soon as he proved that books that people would buy things because remember in ninety five I in fact, again back to my library research as late as nine hundred and ninety nine I'm reading articles after article after article in Forbes fortune and BusinessWeek people winner people ever going to trust buying doing commerce online putting their credit cards online.

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How to watch the Apple WWDC 2018 keynote online

Mac OS Ken

01:56 min | 4 years ago

How to watch the Apple WWDC 2018 keynote online

"By the way if you look a bit more information about gdp are and some of the issues around it that is the topic of today's checklist by secure mac what is gdp are what is who is how does gdp arafat who is and finally what are some of the upside down downsides of these new rules search tuned for checklist by secure makor give it a lesson on the show site secure mac dot com slash checklist i think i sounded relatively intelligent on this one but it's hard to remember abbas doing something interesting with this year's ww dc opening breezing tation cult amac's as it streaming the event for google chrome and mozilla firefox cts until now one's only option for watching was either through apple's technology or microsoft edge on a windows ten machine or you know being there in person no indication in the piece as to why the change my brain wonders whether apple is using its event to test video on the other platforms ahead of its n ticipant entry in the streaming tv or maybe apple's just feeling a little koumba ya more news in a moment but first award about another news show tech meme ride home i try to give you your fell of apple news but that's not all the tech there is to know that's what's great about tech meme ride home i worked the night away to bring you a digestive apple news in the morning while tech me mine homes brian mccullough works the day away to bring you a digest of wider tech news in the evening for your ride home mac os kind of in the morning tech me ride home at night one two combo keeping you in the know.

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