We return to normal programming with a catch up episode on 4 of the tech giants – Apple, Snap Inc, Twitter and Google. Let us know what you think in the comments or get in touch with us on @thelazycouch on twitter.
Episode 86. Recorded Sunday 12 February 2017.
00:00 – Intro
- Over 67,000 websites defaced via recently patched wordpress bug (including ours!) | Bleeding Computer
- Resident Evil: Final Chapter is really loud! | IMDb
06:59 – Apple
- Apple hires Amazon’s Fire TV head to run Apple TV business | Bloomberg Tech
- Tim Cook says augmented reality is ‘a big idea like the smartphone’ | The Verge
- Delayed BeatsX earphones will finally be available | cnet
- Xiaomi reportedly wants to build its own SoCs, break free from Qualcomm | Ars Technica
- Fake news is killing people’s minds, says Tim Cook | The Telegraph
- Xiaomi goes all-in on retail to revive China smartphone sales | Bloomberg Tech
20:33 – Snap Inc.
- Snap IPO: six things we now know about Snapchat parent company | MarketWatch
- Evan Spiegel: co-founder and CEO of Snap Inc. | Crunchbase
31:11 – Twitter
- Twitter says it’s going to start pushing more abusive tweets out of sight | Recode
- Twitter reorganises video groups under Periscope CEO Keyvon Beykpour | Variety
- Twitter’s head of diversity is leaving and its chief HR officer has already left | Techcrunch
- Twitter only grew by 2 million users during Trump mania – FB grew by 72 million | Recode
39:18 – Google
- YouTube opens up mobile livestreaming to creators with more than 10k subscribers | Venture Beat
- Google debuts Cloud Search, a smart search engine for G Suite customers | Techcrunch
- Google material design principal Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox as head of design | Techcrunch
- Google Brain super-resolution image tech makes “zoom, enhance!” real | Ars Technica
- Waze app is morphing into a low-cost congestion fighter via Carpool | Forbes
The Lazy Couch is a geek culture podcast hosted by Kelvin Lee and Geoff Kim, based out of Sydney Australia. Topics range from the latest trends in technology to comic book movies and all things geeky. If you enjoyed listening to us, you can help the show by leaving us a review on iTunes or get in touch with us on @thelazycouch.
The intro music is ‘Helix Nebula’ by Anamanaguchi.