Listen in every week as John Edgar and Owen Williams break down the biggest issues in the tech industry. In short episodes, you'll get the best briefing you possibly can on trends in technology.
This week on Charged Podcast, John and Owen are in the same room! We talk about Uber's damaging New York Times profile, how normal data collection really is for these companies, their endless lawsuit with Waymo and how rolling back Title II could ruin the internet (or save it, depending on who you ask).
What does Augmented Reality and a mysterious Apple social app have in common? That Apple is suddenly interested in being “cool” with the teens.
A month ago, Owen wrote a post about why Snapchat was going to fail that reached more than 500,000 views – but Taylor Lorenz, a freelance technology journalist, disagreed with him on Twitter. She joins us to talk about why Snapchat's actually good, and how it has a bright future despite everything that's going on.
We discuss the toxic workplace culture at Uber and sexism in tech – and interview a special guest, Ben Uretsky, CEO of DigitalOcean on how they're building an intentional 'no assholes' culture. Also discussion on Cloudflare's huge security issue, Amazon Echo being used in a murder case and more.
OK, we talk about Snapchat A LOT, but the company is finally going public, so we dig into what that means and whether or not they're a viable 'thing' in the long term.
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