Tear Down Show #139: Michael and David's Podcast Preparation Now Involves Cupping

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • The Pathetic Olympics   
  • The Lead Story: why are people cupping? (story)
  • eSports using more online traffic than the Olympics (story)                           
  • A Martin Skireli reply all email conversation happened today (story)  
  • GM wanted to buy Lyft. Lyft wants to continue dating around (story)  
  • Twitter is a honeypot for A-holes (story)
  • 40% of Americans have been harassed online (story)       
  • Twitter claims there are inaccuracies in the story (story
  • Target's adding a connected rubber ducky to their store.  Do you want one? (story)   
  • AdBlock Plus vs. Facebook - Cat and Mouse Game (story)
  • Another one-button control mechanism called Pop. Interested? (story)  
  • Health records are prime targets now for digital thieves (story)             
  • Arianna is leaving Huffpo. Should we care? (story)           
  • Vice Principals - coming around 
  • Don't celebrate too early sports fails

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Tear Down Show #137: David and Michael Voluntarily Leak Their Emails

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

 

  • Doug the Pug meets Mark Z's pooch (story)         
  • The hack of the DNC emails. Wikileaks lost the moral high ground (storystory2)                 
  • The election systems are probably hackable too (story)   
  • Amazon reaches new high of 268,900 employees — skyrocketing 47% in just one year (story)
  • Play Dungeons and Dragons on Roll20 (story)     
  • Instagram allowing control of comments (story
  • How Default settings rule the world (story)         
  • Buzzfeed editor reminds staff to not post political beliefs on social media (story)       
  • Second person is what makes you happy. Yes you! (story)
  • Oracle buys Netsuite for $9.3 billion (story)         
  • Millennials dig Word (story)
  • Musical.ly app - Make music videos to become famous (story)                           
  • HBO’s Ballers and Vice Principals           
  • Star Trek: Beyond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tear Down #136: Michael and David Desperately Try to Remember When Yahoo! Was Popular

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • When is the right age to give your kids a smartphone? (story)         
  • #hackedbyjohnson give me your password request - This is amazing (story)              
  • Verizon Buying Yahoo (story)     
  • Yahoo original surfers (story)                   
  • Pokeman Go Sherpas (story)      
  • Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Twitter for going after Leslie Jones. Claims he's a conservative voice for Breitbart. Is it an act? (story1story2)                    
  • Redbox is testing new video streaming service (story)      
  • Dungeons and Dragons is now hip with A-list celebrities (story)             
  • Facebook launches first drone....for internet access (story)             
  • Selena Gomez getting $550K per social media post (story)             
  • This week in Singularity: Bots writing more fiction (story)
  • The VCR is officially dead (story)              
  • Mr  Robot         
  • Ballers is Back   
  • All last week with Colbert

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Tear Down Show #138: Lack of Physical Skill Dash Michael and David's Olympic Dreams

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

 

  • Swimmers toes: we need to be paying attention to this important issue (story)  
  • IOC is cracking down on Olympics GIFS. Good luck on that. (story)  
  • New Apple Watch coming: are you ready to get one? (story)             
  • Apple converts its gun emoji to look like a watergun - People revolt (story)     
  • Walmart buys Jet.com for $3 Bs (story)  
  • Facebook changes its algorithm to avoid clickbait (story
  • Hulu's killing free, going all-paid (story)  
  • Pokémon Go drives a surge in smartphone backup battery sales (story)  
  • Blake Krikorian died (story)        
  • World's biggest cruise ship - Almost 9000 passengers (story)             
  • China's straddling bus hits the road (story)          
  • I'm going analog with a daytimer. Mock me if you want  
  • I finally listened to Malcom Gladwell's podcast and really liked it. Podcast episodes: The Stanford endowment; Elvis Costello and perfecting a song
  • Luke Aikins skydives without a parachute            
  • How do they score gymnastics    

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Tear Down Show #134: Meet The McEnroe-Borg of Podcasting

Here’s what David and Michael talk about during the show:

  • Facebook's Heavy Promotion of Live Video when dealing with gruesome live streaming (story
  • This week in the Singularity: Bomb robot used to kill Dallas suspect (story)  
  • Skill based casino games to attract Millennials (story)                                  
  • Dear Steve Miller segment:  Is it fair to ask an 80's hairband start to sing at your wedding? (story)     
  • Classic Blackberry and it's keyboard discontinued - end of an era (story)                       
  • Microsoft is betting future on AI (story
  • Snapchat gets a class action lawsuit over exposing sexually explicit content to minors (story)                          
  • How Valleywag changed my life: a post (story)   
  • VR porn festival in Japan (story
  • Bear live stream. You can't stop watching (story)              
  • startup: grooveshark episode     
  • McEnroe and Borg (watch on YouTube)  

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Tear Down Show #133: Our First In-Studio Video Podcast

Sure you could listen, but why not watch it here (www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwdH5oKbRRc)

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:
Facebook favors friends and family over publications. Wasn't this always the case? Has been their second formal announcement. (story)
Fox News the most engaged site on Facebook (story) 
Uber tracking driving telemetrics for "safety." I argue it's to cover their legal behinds. (story)
AI chatbot lawyer overturns 160K parking tickets in London and NY (story) 
Olympic VR – DOA? (story) 
What's wrong with the 2D web? Why do we need at 3D web? 
Tony Hawk lands another 900 at 48
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Tear Down #132: Biggar and Better : Remembering Bill Biggar, Friend of The Tear Down Show

David begins the show talking about the tragic death of his friend and former guest on the show, Bill Biggar. Bill appeared on episode #120, which he wanted us to title “Biggar and Better” (the web address says that), so we’re titling this show “Biggar and Better.”

(if you want to hear the episode with Bill, that episode can be found here: Teardownshow – Tear-down-show-120-we-stand-in-line-to-buy-a-tesla-3-that-doubles-as-a-juicer)

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show.
Brexit Brexit Brexit – John Oliver’s follow up after the vote
Twilio goes public. Shares close at 90% above starting price (story) 
Amazon's stealing new hires away from...Amazon (story)
YouTube livestream from your phone. (story) 
This week in Singularity: Boston Dynamics Dogs can't quite make it around the house (story) 
Matter media incubator opens in NYC. Should have started there. (story) 
What's wrong with VR. (story) 
Springer wins in German court against ad blocker Eyeo. (story) 
Dog influencers on Instagram (story) 
Miranda Sings heads to Netflix in October (story) 
UnREAL Season 2
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Tear Down Show #131: Michael and David Wait to be Acquired by Yahoo!

Here’s what Michael and David discuss during the show:
New segment: This week in the Singularity (story) 
Working long hours a sign of privilege (story) 
Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of the Internet (story) 
Intense culture Netflix has created to remain competitive (story) 
Netflix juicers suing for higher pay and overtime (story) 
Yahoo's 53 acquisitions since Marissa Meyer. Most shut down. (story) 
Linkedin's other suitor (story) 
English Teacher Re-Titles Classic Poems As Clickbait In Last-Ditch Effort To Trick Students Into Learning (story) 
Beautiful stories about anonymous people (story) 
Season 3 Orange is the New Black
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#130: The Fair Market Rate of this Show is Greater Than $1

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • Email Justice
  • Free dinner night
  • Call from an interviewee          
  • IMPORTANT LEAD STORY: 27 THINGS YOU CAN BUY WITH A DOLLAR (story
  • Ziff Davis to buy Gawker Media? (story
  • Gawker Media files chapter 11 (story)    
  • UberRush API (story)     
  • China building underwater space station (story
  • Tesla knows when a crash is going to happen (story)        
  • A neural net wrote a screenplay, and it was apparently pretty good (story)      
  • Detect if people have pancreatic cancer before diagnosed from their search history (story)             
  • Michael cancels Blue Apron      
  • Apps that help with public speaking (story)         
  • Trolling started in the gaming world (story)                       
  • Google's investment in Flying cars - Disturbing or great use of displaying text? (story)   
  • Michael’s podcast with Mark Cuban       
  • Larry David maybe bringing back Curb    
  • Sunspring – Movie written by AI

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#129: David and Michael's New Intern is a Giant Alligator

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • Techcrunch has an intern (story)
  • Giant alligator on a golf course (story)                  
  • Tony Fadell is out at Nest (story)
  • Smartphone growth slowing - smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1% in 2016, which is a substantial slowdown from the 10.5% growth in 2015 and 27.8% in 2014. (story)  
  • Jon Stewart - can he save us from Trump (story
  • Zen and the art of managing smartphone photos (story)               
  • Changing model of local news. More than half are selling sponsored content, up from about 1/5th a year ago. More than half are making revenue of less than 100K a year. (story)
  • Tribune rebrands as Tronc (story)            
  • Backlash against a selfie statue in Sugarland, TX (story)                 
  • We recommend Silicon Valley again. It’s on season 3.
  • A video by David, “Why Do So Many Corporate Videos Suck?”

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#128: Michael and David’s “Yet to Be Released” Gawker Scandal

Here’s what Michael and David discuss during the show:

  • Hungry Dog stops watching baseball game (story)            
  • Peter Thiel's campaign against Gawker. (story)   
  • Nick Denton's Open letter to Peter Thiel (story)                
  • Apple's now developing an Echo rival (story)       
  • Twitter easing the 140 character restriction with @ replies at the beginning, plus videos, and photos/GIFs. (story)                                     
  • Pebble Core: Another anything button (story)                   
  • How Technology Hijacks People's Minds (story)  
  • The Flip Phone is continuing its comeback (story)
  • Discussion of ethics/laziness of PR professionals - 3 recent cases.   
  • Cells Phones Cause Cancer (story)           
  • Noti-Fly - Get a text when your fly is down. (story)           
  • Let's discuss Jeopardy (story)                    
  • Favorite 80's Sitcom Theme Music        
  • Dude Perfect - World Record Edition.

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#127: Taking a Cue from Apple We Rename the Podcast: Tear Down GROVE

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • Michael’s friend was outside the White House and was all over the news           
  • David Hasselhoff’s financial troubles     
  • IMPORTANT LEAD STORY: teenager gets teacher cake (story)             
  • Lots of Google I/O announcements. (story) (Michael’s initial review to Google Home vs. Amazon Echo)
  • Smart clothes platform: Working with Levis. Do you need smart clothes? (story
  • Other Google announcements: Google Daydream, Allo messaging, Duo a competitor to Facetime (story)
  • Apple renames Genuis Bar to Genuis Grove, gives Silicon Valley HBO writers more material. New Hangout. Apple store in SF. (story)
  • Google has patented sticky glue on cars to catch pedestrians (story)  
  • 85% of Facebook Video is watched without sound (story)
  • Hey Steve Miller for Yahoo!: Take the money and run (story)
  • YouTube prank videos that go wrong (story)        
  • Chewbacca mask lady
  • The Internet's favorite book - You'll be surprised  

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Tear Down Show #126: Michael and David Suppress All Conservative Stories

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • IMPORTANT LEAD NEWS STORY: 70s Stars and what they look like now (story)
  • What is Apple doing with podcasts? Why have they never capitalized on it? (story)
  • Apple confirms the music erasing bug in iTunes and will update (story)  
  • Donald Trump's press spokesperson John Miller is amazing (story)  
  • Trump going after Jeff Bezos (story)        
  • Zuckerberg says they're not surpressing conservative stories on trending topics, but will investigate (story)          
  • Vine is dying on the vine (story
  • Return of the dumb phone (story)           
  • Finally, an all purpose Amazon button (story)      
  • France may make it illegal to send after hours work emails - They don't have a siesta or the sabbath, so this is what they have to resort to. (story)                           
  • Tinder...for buddies? (story)       
  • Half of your friends don't consider you a friend. (story)                  
  • An obituary: The Muppets were cancelled (story)             
  • Great videos for filmmakers. Indy MogulGriffin Hammond
  • Videos on how to make a teleprompter for your iPad.      

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Tear Down Show #125: Michael and David Tickle Trump's Taco Bowl

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

 

  • IMPORTANT LEAD STORY: why tickling is dangerous (story)             
  • Apple Music deleting files off of people's hard drives - If this is "common" practice why is it only reported by one user? (story)             
  • Turns out Apple Music is not good. It's confusing. But it's not deleting files off the HD without explicity permission. (story)             
  • Google using romance novels to make AI more conversational (story)  
  • Trump's taco bowl tweet blows up the Internet (story)    
  • Why does every platform need an editor in chief? (story)
  • An argument for yelling at customer service (story)         
  • Who is Palantir, and why is Business Insider still calling them a startup? (story)
  • Why so much VR press NOW? No story, I'm just amazed that the VR pr world coordinated to raise everyone's interest in VR right now. Is it solely because of the release of Oculus?   
  • Zynga HQ worth more than Zynga (story)
  • Budweiser themed VR headsets at Cavalier games: why? (story)             
  • Space Invaders and Sonic the Hedgehog added to the Video Game Hall of Fame. Why did it take so long for Space Invaders? (story)  
  • Did you know there's an Angry Birds movie coming out? 
  • Alan Meckler's Elevator Pitch videos       
  • United Shades of America - W. Kamau Bell - on CNN       
  • My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Available for free on iTunes - how long?     

 

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Tear Down Show #124: Michael and David Are Busted for Taking Voting Booth Selfies

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • Chandler and Joey hung out in London (story)                   
  • Comcast purchases Dreamworks Animation $3.8 billion (story)             
  • Tesla has bioweapon mode on its cars (story)      
  • Future of driverless vehicles. Lobbying group with Google, Ford, Uber (story)                    
  • Ready to McAfee your Car? (story)          
  • Does Google's Big Data analytics already know the outcome of the election? (story)      
  • Business Insider some type of boiler room for journalists? (story)  
  • An iPad goes on a journey, it's owner follows it online (story)             
  • Snapchat fighting for your right to take selfies in the voting booth (story)    
  • More advice from Michael? Hey Steve Miller - Don't be like Ted Cruz. Also, crack jokes like Barack Obama.
  • Traffic lights on the sidewalk so you don't have to look up from your phone (story)                       
  • The Term Sheet - Lucas Carlson   - former Gigaom friend
  • The Ip Man movies - Great martial arts films     

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Tear Down Show #123: Michael and David Admit to Producing 38 Less Albums Than Prince

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • Prince didn't want his music on the Internet (story)         
  • Medium raised another monster round (story)    
  • SpyEye Makers Get 24 years in Jail (story)            
  • John McAfee goes behind the scenes of his viral video (story)             
  • Virtual weapons turning teens into serious gamblers (story)
  • Yik Yak founders settle lawsuit (story)    
  • Changes in Facebook News Feed rankings (story)
  • Staples Connect going away, Mike kinda helps break story (story)  
  • Google and Microsoft call a truce - really? (story)             
  • Holy White HoundsFaction Radio on Sirius         
  • Podcast Rank    

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Tear Down Show #122: All “Pepper Spray” References Have Been Erased From This Episode

Here’s what Michael and David discuss on this episode:

 

  • Buzzfeed combines faces of couples using Photoshop (story)             
  • UC Davis and Chancellor Katehi try to erase "pepper spray" references from search results (story)
  • Nest/Revolv relents, offers full refund for bricked hub (story)             
  • Uninstall Quicktime Now if you're on Windows (story)    
  • Sharp launches RoboHon, a robot...phone (story)
  • The Textalyzer for motorists in accidents in NY (story)     
  • Apple Watch: A flop? (story)      
  • Why do we go into the office if everything is digital? (story)             
  • Mike's new segment: Advice for a colleague. This week's colleague: Steve Miller of Steve Miller Band
  • Louis CK losing millions on Horace and Pete (story)
  • Serial Season 2 
  • Disrupted: Dan Lyons book about Hubspot          
  • The Warriors – The movie
  • Season 2 of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt      

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Tear Down Show #121: Michael and David Blow up Watermelons

On this episode, Michael and David discuss:

 

  • Buzzfeed blew up a watermelon with rubberbands (story)                           
  • Panama Papers - THIS is the lead story - Why this isn't getting more press? (story)        
  • Children of wealthy flaunting wealth online/Instagram (story)             
  • Mashable Layoffs (story)             
  • Twitter wins NFL deal for Thursday night games (story)                 
  • Fleet of trucks drove self across Europe (story)    
  • Brave Software gets cease and desist for digital ad substitution (story)  
  • What Every Web Browser Knows About You (story)         
  • Medium offers tons of new features (story)                       
  • People are being less annoying on Facebook (story)
  • WhatsApp End to End Encryption (story)
  • Hearthstone      
  • Electric Boogaloo - Story of Cannon        

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Tear Down Show #120: We Stand in Line to Buy a Tesla 3 That Doubles as a Juicer

Here’s what David and Michael talk about with in studio guest and laugh track, Bill Biggar:

 

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Tear Down Show #119: Michael and David On the Lam for VHS Rental Late Fees

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

 

  • Goodbye Garry Shandling – Check out Judd Apatow book and Marc Maron WTF
  • Microsoft Tay is the best story of the week (story)           
  • The mess at Nest (story)
  • The other side of that disturbing Silicon Valley lawsuit (story)
  • Redbox launching video service...again (story)
  • Netflix caps video stream quality for Verizon and AT&T customers (story)           
  • Only in Seattle: Man in tree becomes national story (story)
  • Man arrested for not returning VHS copy of Freddy Got Fingered from 2002 (story)
  • Google Maps Gets Wrong Texas House Torn Down (story)
  • Dave Attell's Road Work (Watch now on YouTube)

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