The Tech Jawn

WWDC23 Recap: The Tech Jawn 85

A USAF Colonial last week told a story about a murderous AI drone simulation, but, walked the story back this week claiming that he “misspoke”. YouTube ain’t even trying anymore when it comes to removing false presidential election fraud claims.  The company states ‘The ability to openly debate disproven assumptions, is core to a functioning…

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We Stay Looking for Loopholes: The Tech Jawn 84

DoorDash is facing a lawsuit claiming the food delivery service charges iPhone users more for identical deliveries than Android users. Google Photos, after misidentifying Black men as Gorillas back in 2015, disabled the ability to categorize apes, and 8 years later, still hasn’t turned the ability back on. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act…

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Facebook Might Owe You Money: The Tech Jawn 80

There is no way to sugarcoat it.  Google employees think Bard is trash and you simply can’t trust it even if its tongue came notarized. Meta will soon start doling out payments from the $725 million Cambridge Analytica settlement where it sold data on 87 million Facebook users. The SCOTUS will decide if public officials…

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Have Social Media Chickens Come Home To Roost? – The Tech Jawn 79

Netflix’s Love is Blind Reunion live stream didn’t go down as planned. It turns out the cast, not, the technology is the reason for the postponement. Consumers just aren’t buying computers like they used to.  Global shipments of PCs were down 29% YoY.  Apple’s Mac sales were down 40.5%. Will overseas outsourcing be the next…

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Interview With Lawyer, Author, and COO of DEI Directive, Flo Nicolas: The Tech Jawn 77

In this week’s episode of The Tech Jawn, we cover a couple of tech stories like Twitter’s logo changing to the logo of Dogecoin and the open letter to pause new AI development for 6 months, but the meat of this episode is our interview with author, attorney, and COO of DEI Directive, Flo Nicolas….

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Minoritizing: The Tech Jawn 76

Will Melody Hobson’s $1.45 billion Project Black fund which plans to “minoritize” existing businesses help to narrow the wealth gap? Spotify has invested less than 10% of the $100 million it pledged to its Creator Equity Fund during the Joe Rogan controversy, and it doesn’t appear it ever took the pledge seriously from the jump….

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An Interview With RareBreed Ventures Founder And Managing Partner, Mac Conwell – The Tech Jawn 74

This week on The Tech Jawn we are joined by special guest Mac Conwell, founder and managing partner of RareBreed Ventures. He hangs out with us to talk about the run on and ultimate failure of Silicon Valley bank, what actually happened, and how bad it could have been if the government didn’t step in….

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The State of Black Professionals in Tech: The Tech Jawn 72

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy wants workers back into the office at least three times per week, but, 16,000 employees, really ain’t trying to hear that. Google is changing directions when it comes to podcasting. The company has stopped adding playable links directly to search results and will soon add podcasts to YouTube Music. Screen time,…

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No Murder Bots In Policing: The Tech Jawn 71

Twitter drops the less secure sms based two-factor authentication for free users, but, lets you keep it if you are a Twitter Blue subscriber.  Meta, taking a page from Twitter’s playbook is launching, Meta Verified, a Blue verification subscription for Facebook and Instagram accounts starting at $11.99 to $14.99 per month. Walmart is closing three…

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Big Tech Layoffs Are Reversing Trends In Diversity: The Tech Jawn 69

Nex Cubed is launching a $40 million fund that will invest in startups where at least one founder is an HBCU student, alumni, or faculty. It’s a slow news cycle for Apple and we keep getting hit with rumors of new devices.  This time a new ultra-high-end iPhone that could make its debut next year….

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