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The latest Amazon product to hit the digital racks – Echo. Also on the agenda, we dissect the connection and controversy regarding the Home Depot hack and blame being shouldered by Microsoft Windows. We conclude this week’s show with a discussion about deregistering iMessage and mention a conversation we had with a grocery clerk regarding inventory control.
This week we dive into Instagram’s update failure, development in air turbulence technology, selling a home in 2016, and Facebook tracking. Instagram has moved from a chronological to algorithmic feed that is not being embraced by users but will benefit marketers and advertisers. Two companies are working on improving air turbulence technology to make information more readily available and accurate, all while creating a safer and friendly flying experience. Dave is selling his home and shares what technologies are being used to make the process smooth and stress free. And finally Facebook is implementing Local Awareness, a feature that will track which stores you walk into so that targeted ads may appear in your feed.
France’s 3% digital tax has gained exceptional attention over the past few weeks and continues to make headlines as the United States and French officials find a compromise. YouTube creators and YouTube are hitting the negotiating rooms as video publishers are asking for a seat at the table in terms of moderation, monetization, and decision making. Windows has released a patch twenty years after learning of a bug in their operating system that could cause significant damage if exploited. One of the biggest stories in 2019 is the rush for the common end user of technology to purchase their own VPN service and for very good reason.