Episode № 104 Simon St. Laurent — Top (2n-1) News Stories

January 31st, 2017 · 69 minutes

Twitter filled with Star Wars Bots; Amazon wants storefronts in virtual reality, the pain of numbering software releases, shady UX practices, and the most popular tech skills for the year, and the current asking price for 30 seconds of the Super Bowl™.

Guest Starring: Simon St. Laurent

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Links and Show Notes

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Discussion Jump Points
  • 6:50 Introduction of guest
  • 7:32 Story #8: OMG, Twitter is full of Bots
  • 10:57 There’s a market for slightly used Twitter accounts
  • 13:02 Story #7: Data shield down: Online privacy and data ownership
  • 20:19 Story #6: Don’t be an idiot on the web; Dirty UX tricks and tactics
  • 28:28 Story #5: Major software version number upgrades
  • 34:03 Guest tweet about modules/components vs. pages
  • 36:04 JavaScript is history
  • 40:08 Story #4: Amazon looking to bring shopping into VR
  • 47:46 Story #3: Superbowl ad prices and viewer ratings
  • 55:17 Story #2: New iOS update helps find your missing Apple Airpods
  • 1:00:01 Story #1: Fastest growing skills in the last quarter
  • 1:03:50 Amazon web services
  • 1:05:50 How Austin, Texas has changed

Christopher Schmitt
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Massive Twitter Bot Army Exposed by Its Obsession With Star Wars
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Publishers Clearing House
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Fastest-growing skills for Q4
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