• Joseph Cox from Motherboard details a lengthy voyage of Phantom Secure, a secure smartphone service that catered to and participated in the criminal underground.
• Mario Kart is coming to your living room! Rebecca Spear from iMore tested the new Mario Kart Live kit and shows why it makes such a good toy for humans and cats.
• Quibi failed fast and hard, and Josh Constine from SignalFire has thought extensively about why it wasn’t able to capitalize on the opportunity that shelter-in-place provides for video streaming services.
• Twitch saw Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nearly break live streaming records while playing Among Us, and Kyle Orland from Ars Technica dissects what that means for the upcoming election.
The Network: How a Secretive Phone Company Helped the Crime World Go Dark – https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7m4pj/the-network-vincent-ramos-phantom-secure
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Review — A Magical AR Experience Best Shared With Others – https://www.imore.com/mario-kart-live-home-circuit-review
“And yet, Quibi is not succeeding” – https://twitter.com/JoshConstine/status/1319035549571710977
Content Density: Why TikToks Trounce Stories – https://constine.substack.com/p/content-density-why-tiktoks-trounce
AOC Makes Explosive Twitch Debut With Over 435,000 Among Us Viewers – https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/10/aocs-twitch-streaming-debut-attracts-over-435000-among-us-viewers/
Twitch Blasts Streamers With Vague, Unhelpful DMCA Takedown Emails – https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/twitch-blasts-streamers-with-vague-unhelpful-dmca-takedown-emails/
Host: Jason Howell
Guests: Joseph Cox, Rebecca Spear, Josh Constine, Kyle Orland
Tech News Weekly Episode 156
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