Podcast: Season 1

TikTok Manually Plays Hot Or Not With Your Content: The Tech Jawn 68

There are rumors that a foldable iPad could be coming as soon as 2024, but would the price of such a device be cost-prohibitive? The venture capital scene got substantially worse for Black Founders in 2022. Their companies only received about 1% of the $215.9 billion raised last year, down from 1.3% in 2021. TikTok…

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Tech Layoffs Continue Into 2023: The Tech Jawn 67

Twitter shuts off access to several third-party Twitter clients with zero notice.  Twitter had the right to do it, but, was Twitter right to do it? Apple announces new M2 processors, refreshed MacBook Pros, and less expensive Mac Minis in a recorded video.  Have live press events for lesser announcements gone the way of the…

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Is All Fair In Love And AI? The Tech Jawn 66

Are black and brown renters being denied access to housing based on biased algorithms?  A renter’s screening company says it’s not its issue because it doesn’t make renting decisions. Wyoming wants to phase out electric vehicles by 2035.  We don’t think lawmakers proposed this resolution with a straight face as they attempt to make a…

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We Back: The Tech Jawn 65

MSG Entertainment is being petty with its facial recognition capabilities.  The company is actively banning employees from law firms that are litigating cases against it from patronizing its venues. Inaccuracy in Facial Recognition of Black and Brown faces is still problematic for the technology, but, police departments arresting and jailing suspects who have clearly been…

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Wrapping Up Before The Holidays: The Tech Jawn 64

Apple decides not to scan your iCloud photos against the Child Sexual Abuse Material database, or, CSAM, and has other plans to expand its Communication Safety features. The Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft alleging that its bid to acquire Activision Blizzard violates U.S. law. Meta’s content moderation policy for Facebook and…

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An Hour With Black, Female, Mechanical Engineer, Cherish Samuels: The Tech Jawn 63

We’ve got something special in this week’s episode of The Tech Jawn.  We interview Cherish Samuels, a unicorn of unicorns, as she is a Black, female, mechanical engineer. We talk about everything from her journey getting into engineering at a young age, for years being the only face on the job that looks like hers,…

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Aggressive Weight Loss Goals: The Tech Jawn 62

Twitter grappled with nuisance spam from the Chinese State intended to obscure news of covid restriction protests happening in cities across the country. Even though Amazon Alexa devices are pretty popular the digital assistants are on pace to lose $10 billion this year because users just don’t buy products with them. The Department of Justice…

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No Experimentation On Thanksgiving Dinner: The Tech Jawn 61

Is Taylor Swift really that big, or, is TicketMaster’s and Live Nation’s monopoly on ticket sales and venues the cause for Swifties not being able to purchase tickets? Microsoft is eager to acquire gaming company, Activision Blizzard, for $68.7 billion, but, a new EU investigation has Microsoft Gaming’s CEO promising Call of Duty will remain…

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The Tech Winter Is Getting Colder: The Tech Jawn 60

Google is set to pay nearly $400 million to settle lawsuits with 40 state’s attornies general over location data it wasn’t supposed to be collecting. Regardless of how you feel about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the new Twitter non-verified blue check mark, right now,  is creating confusion and making Twitter even less reliable. The…

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Assaults To Free Speech: The Tech Jawn 59

Election misinformation safeguards in social media work fairly well unless the election lies come in foreign languages. Many of last week’s Twitter rumors have come to pass.  Twitter did lay off nearly half of its employees hours before asking some of them to come back.  Twitter Blue actually cost $8, not $20, but it’s been…

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