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Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant talk through the week's social media news as they dissect the latest edition of their Geekout newsletter. This week: Twitter verification opens up, Snap is quietly one of the most interesting social companies, and what Parler's return to the App Store says about how we can experience the same social space in different ways depending on where we're standing. Oh, and lots more.
In crypto, investors with deep pockets, so-called whales, move the market. Whale watching has proved to be a strong strategy for many crypto traders who prefer the open markets of decentralized exchanges like Uniswap, SushiSwap and Binance Smart Chain. The CEO of Uniwhales describes how his company has built a community of traders around making information rapidly available about the biggest trades on the leading decentralized exchanges. Aaron also describes the loose cooperative that has formed around the Uniwhales token, the membership card for their system.
Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant talk through the week's social media news as they dissect the latest edition of their Geekout newsletter. This week: Poparazzi hype (and data concerns), the sky clears around Twitter Blue, Likes become optional on Instagram... and plenty more besides.
Emil Protalinski and Ken Yeung discuss some of the headlines from the BTN newsletter. This week: Amazon acquires MGM, Jeff Bezos reveals Andy Jassy's CEO start date, DC sues Amazon on antitrust grounds, AmaZen, Facebook sues India, and disinformation.
Going deeper on the news covered this week on the Techmeme Ride Home podcast. This week, @loudmouthjulia talks us through Amazon buying MGM and all things streaming wars and @lorakolodny walks us through Tesla dropping radar.
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Bitcoin was created as a peer-to-peer payment system, but these days people mostly hold it as an investment. Flexa was founded to make a consumer-to-merchant payment system so that crypto holders could splurge sometimes when the numbers are green (and also to enable a different kind of economy). Listen to Flexa co-founder Tyler Spalding talk about the work they've done to make payments work alongside one of his early investors, Lasse Clausen, of the venture fund 1kx.
Talking about Facebook's F8, the (relative) lack of news at developer conferences lately, the coming (already here?) messaging wars. Then @EricHolthaus talks about his @tomorrow project at Twitter and @mep discusses Twitter's project roadmap.
Lumi is a crypto twitter denizen who came into the industry in 2019 from the medical field. He started teaching himself markets by playing with fake trades on stock market simulation apps (paper trading) and then finally got into crypto during the bear market. We discussed his viewpoint of crypto markets as a game and how it has been transformational for him and why he believes it is still extremely early.
Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant talk through the week's social media news as they dissect the latest edition of their Geekout newsletter. This week: Twitter Blue is a work in progress, Facebook could give politicians less of an easy ride, what does TikTok want with Americans' biometric data... and plenty more besides.
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