Google Buys Fitbit, and Twitter Bans Political Ads
Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss Google’s announcement that it’s buying Fitbit and what this tells us about the future of wearable computing. Later in the show, they discuss how Twitter and Facebook are handling political advertising.
TikTok, Museums, the Audio Explosion, and Other Trends in Entertainment
Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss a variety of trends from the world of entertainment -- including TikTok, the resurgence of museums, the audio explosion, newspaper paywalls, spiked seltzer, entertainment genres, and binge-watching vs. appointment-viewing.
Making Sense of the China-NBA Firestorm, and Debating the Wealth Tax
Youngme, Felix and Mihir try to make sense of the firestorm sparked by the NBA’s clash with China. They also debate the merits of a wealth tax of the kind proposed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Amazon Under Attack, and Household Financial Stress
Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss the problem of household financial stress. They also debate whether current criticisms of Amazon are justified.
The Race for Space, and the Invasion of the Electric Scooters
Does Space represent a real economic opportunity or are expensive endeavors like SpaceX a form of billionaire hubris? Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss the Race for Space, before debating the viability of the electric scooter market in cities around the world.