Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor for $230M and thus changes the podcasting landscape forever. While Tencent invests heavily in Reddit who may now be ready to take on Facebook and Google as your frontpage of the web. Apple is in trouble again with a horrendous FaceTime bug and Facebook keeps on being Facebook by spying on you even further.
As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.
Episode 118. Recorded Tuesday 12 February 2019.
01:45 – Spotify buys Gimlet & Anchor
- Daniel Ek’s letter | Spotify Newsroom
- Blumberg and Lieber explain why they sold Gimlet to Spotify | Recode Media
15:12 – Tencent backs Reddit, Apex Legends, Fortnite
- Reddit raises $300m and ready to take on Google and Facebook | CNBC
- Is Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite? | BBC
- Fortnite’s Marshmello concert was bizarre and a glimpse into the future | The Verge
- Ventus VR in Sydney is the world’s first PvP arena scale experience | Ventus VR
- Injuries pile up with e-scooter craze | Yahoo News
30:05 – Tesla in China
- Why Tesla is betting big in China with a Shanghai gigafactory | WSJ youtube
- Elon Musk says… | CNBC
33:12 – Apple Stuff
- 14-year old’s FaceTime bug discovery could rattle Apple | news.com.au
- Apple will pay the teenager who found the bug | Engadget
- Teenager holding Apple to ransom over dangerous bug that steals all of your passwords | 9 News
- Everything you need to know about Facebook, Google’s app scandal | Techcrunch
43:42 – Deepmind beats humans at Starcraft II
- Deepmind’s AlphaStar beats humans 10-0 | Two Minute Papers youtube
- AlphaStar: Mastering real time strategy game Starcraft II | Deepmind
- AlphaStar: The inside story | Deepmind youtube
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 outro music is ‘Sorry’ by Comfort Fit.