TWiT 779: No Future for Green Pants


Jul 12 2020 151 mins   218
TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm mmhmm is a fun new way to use meeting software US might ban TikTok, India already has. What is the future for the embattled platform? Is TikTok safe to use? Apple Glass on the way: Foxconn is making thousands of semi-transparent lenses for Apple glasses Amazon wants to rule the world. Is that really all that bad? Is there any hope for Quibi? (Nope) Google's "Works With Google" virtual event demonstrated Android 11's new IoT features and their Smart Home devices. Is Microsoft looking to buy Magic Leap? MS exec becomes Magic Leap CEO - is she a Trojan Horse? Ninja joins YouTube after Mixer dies Twitter partner Dataminr accused of giving Black Lives Matter protester surveillance to police TikTok, Linked In, and others accused of copying users' clipboards, blame a bug in a Google SDK Amazon briefly tells employees to take TikTok off their phones, backpedals furiously when their marketing department throws a fit How much of the TikTok hate is just anti-Chinese bias? US teens worried about losing TikTok How mmhmm works with Zoom, Teams, and Google Meet Microsoft Teams adds "Together Mode," which puts meeting attendants in seats in an auditorium AR still isn't ready for the outside world, but it works great for Snapchat and TikTok filters North Focals, Jins Meme ES, Amazon Lens, Snap Spectacles, Bose Frames - different smart glasses with different use cases When will AR get a killer App? User-focused design is the answer, but not a lot of AR companies are doing that. Foxconn invests $1B to open a factory in India Searching for the perfect car phone holder Are Millennials killing IoT? Walmart is launching an Amazon Prime competitor in July Jack Dorsey donates $3 Million to Basic Income Twitter might be starting a subscription service Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louise Matsakis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Phil Libin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 WWT.COM/TWIT Molekule.com promo code TWIT10 mintmobile.com/twit