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RIP: Internet privacy, NES Classic, and Apple and Qualcomm’s friendship

RIP: Internet privacy, NES Classic, and Apple and Qualcomm’s friendship


This week on Vergecast

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This week on Vergecast, Chris Plante is in town! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring him in to discuss a few things that confused us all throughout the week — Apple and Qualcomm suing each other, how the FCC may kill net neutrality, and Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic.

There’s a lot more in between all that so take a listen, give us a review, and enjoy your weekend.

01:50 - The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy

16:59 - Qualcomm sues Apple for hobbling its iPhone chips to make Intel look better

33:12 - Microsoft reveals its final Xbox Project Scorpio specs

52:00 - Nintendo doesn’t want your money — it wants your soul

1:00:03 - Paul’s weekly segment “Guess who’s got a birthday coming up?”

If you enjoyed this podcast and read through this whole post, we have more stuff you can listen to! We have Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech. We have Verge Extras, which experiments with audio and podcasting in new and interesting ways. You might also want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by Lauren Goode! You can find them all in iTunesGoogle PlaySpotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts nowadays.