This week, Casey Newton joins The Vergecast to talk about Amazon’s HQ2 backlash and the backlash against Facebook’s... well, everything. But it’s not all dour: Paul and Dieter get into the joys of Night Sight on the Pixel, and Sean O’Kane hosts “This Week in Elon” from the roof of the Gigafactory.
If you like what Casey has to say even a little, I can’t recommend subscribing to his newsletter, The Interface, enough. It’s a daily look at the intersection of social media and democracy, and it’s become essential reading for anybody who is trying to figure that out.
Even though Nilay couldn’t be on the podcast this week, he was with us in spirit because we also discussed Cocktail Pods:
19:57 - “This week in Elon Musk” with Sean O’Kane
24:39 - Google Night Sight review
55:06 - Paul’s weekly segment “Why not two?”
1:03:05 - Casey’s new iPad
If you want more Vergecast, you’re in luck. Every Tuesday, Nilay interviews a different tech figure in the world. This week he sat down with StubHub’s Sukhinder Singh Cassidy to talk about getting diversity in tech boards, changing the ticketing business, and Google’s walkout. You can check that out right in The Vergecast feed.
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Weekly tech roundup and interviews with major figures from the tech world.