TWiT 784: Karsten Has Pictures - Fortnite vs Apple, Trump vs. TikTok, US vs. China

Aug 17 2020 159 mins   222
Fortnite vs Apple, Trump vs. TikTok, US vs. China Fortnite removed from App Store and Google Play Apple also kicks Microsoft xCloud off the App Store At what point does a company become too big? Should we punish billionaires for being successful? Is there any solution? Google demonetizes TechDirt for dangerous or derogatory content- WTF? Uber and Lyft may leave California due to the gig worker law. What's a freelancer to do? The Surface Duo is the perfect extension of Microsoft's ethos Amazon Echo frames are an easy on-ramp to augmented reality - when will we get Apple Glass? Is conflict with China inevitable? What the Trump vs TikTok discussion ignores - ByteDance is an AI company, not a social media company. Is Facebook responsible for conspiracy theories? History says no. Is TikTok letting China into our bedrooms, or are they already there? Trump says he might pardon Edward Snowden. Is Snowden a patriot, or a Russian pawn? White House will boost AI and quantum computing research budget by 30%. Good R&D, or cronyism? RIP Russell Kirsch, inventor of the pixel Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb, Mike Masnick, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT offer code TWIT