Magnet Labs Podcast No. 58: HBO’s Standalone Streaming Service, & More
On this week’s podcast, we bid a fond farewell to our Director of Marketing Ryan Swearingen, who’s moving on from Magnet next week and will call podcast 58 his last. Ryan was one of the original podcast team members, founding it a couple years ago and participating in nearly every episode since. He also started […]Read More
Amazon’s ‘Transparent’, YouTube MCNs, & More: Magnet Labs Podcast No. 56
It seems as though Amazon may be having it’s “Netflix moment“, as The Verge put it in an article published yesterday announcing the renewal of its hit original series Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor. We discussed its success and what it means for Amazon, as well as what it means for competition in the original online series […]Read More
Microsoft & Minecraft, Apple’s (Unwanted) U2 “Gift” & More: Magnet Labs Podcast No. 54
Listen/watch this week’s podcast, on which Ryan, RJ, and myself talk about a variety of tech and digital news stories. Microsoft bought Mojang, the company responsible for the uber-popular world-building game Minecraft, this week for a whopping $2.5 million. The game appeals to all ages and is one of the most successful on the market, so it […]Read More
Magnet Labs Podcast No. 51: Amazon Buys Twitch, Instagram’s Hyperlapse, & More!
On this week’s Magnet Labs Podcast, we come to you through both audio and video for the second straight week. Ryan, RJ, and myself sat down to talk about Facebook’s new click bait rule, Amazon buying Twitch for a billion dollars, and about Amazon’s thus fair failed attempt at breaking into the phone business. We also touched on […]Read More
Magnet Labs Podcast No. 50 – Now With Video! : Facebook’s (Confusing) Algorithm, NFL On Apple TV, The Emmys, & More!
The Magnet Labs Podcast just wrapped episode FIFTY! We celebrated the milestone by recording the episode (with a camera!) via Google+ Hangout — it’s embedded below, under the audio. From here on out, instead of just audio, you’ll be able to watch us chat it out. And our goal is to soon broadcast each podcast live through Hangouts so that […]Read More
Magnet Labs Podcast No. 49: Tech Innovations This Year, Yo! Lineup, & Media Overload
On the Magnet Labs Podcast No. 49, we start off chatting about the most innovative tech products of 2014 (so far), according to Forbes. This list includes glow in the dark trees, pictured below, which are created by “splicing DNA from luminescent marine bacteria to the chloroplast genome of a common houseplant, so the stem and leaves emit a faint […]Read More
Magnet Labs Podcast No. 48: App Apocalypse, EA Access, Rebranding, And More!
Is the app apocalypse upon us!? Mashable reports that 80% of apps in Apple’s App Store are barely (if ever) used. On this week’s podcast, we talk about why that might be so, about which apps we each use regularly, and about how the massive app bubble might be bursting. We also got into a gaming […]Read More
Magnet Labs Podcast No. 47: The Simpsons On FXX, Facebook’s “Mentions”, & More!
Are you a Simpsons fan? If you can’t get enough Bart, Homer, and Marge on American TV’s longest running program, you’ll enjoy this week’s Magnet Labs Podcast, on which we discuss FXX’s acquisition of the show’s off-network rights and the incredible online distribution plan in motion for this massive content collection. “The Simpsons won’t be making a quiet entrance […]Read More
Magnet Labs Podcast No. 46: “Community” on Yahoo!, Last Year’s Predictions, Beer Fridge, & More!
This episode is bittersweet. On it, we bid a very fond farewell to Brandan Jones, our long-time host and podcast mainstay as he moves on to a new career opportunity. We brought back former Magnet/podcast team member Ryan Neal for Brandan’s last episode, and the four of us had some fun looking back on predictions […]Read More
Magnet Labs Podcast No. 45: What are Government Agencies Doing on Social Media? (CIA on Twitter, TSA on Instagram)
The CIA launched its Twitter account this week with a fantastic and effective first tweet: But why would the CIA want/need to be on Twitter? On this, Contently writes: “the CIA joining Twitter raises a few questions. First off: What the hell is the CIA doing on Twitter? Moving on: How and why is the CIA attempting […]Read More