In the world of tech, the term "tear down" means to take apart a piece of hardware for thorough analysis. On the Tear Down Show, we apply the same metaphor of the "tear down" to break down markets, media and messaging from multiple perspectives and roles. Hosts NextMarket.co Analyst Michael Wolf and veteran tech journalist David Spark.

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Tear Down Show #168: Robot Taxation with No Representation

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Facebook...Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Facebook hiring 3000 people just to monitor content, especially from live feeds. (story) Facebook launching TV as well (story) The Race to Build the world's first sex robot (story) Taxing robots (story) Amazon touch screen computer (story) The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can't Outpace Obsolescence (story) Twitch is looking at choose your own adventure TV (story) REALLY poor security practices (story) Games of thrones are two-factoring their emails (story) Guardians of the Galaxy Man vs. Snake Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.   Show More

00:44:02 5/25/2017

Past Episodes

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Flying car will be available at the end of this year - "hold an altitude of up to 15 feet" and is designed to fly over fresh water. (story) How Russian hackers went from credit card phishing to tilting elections (story) Amazon's "How Do We Exploit Driverless Technology" Group (story) T-Mobile's weird CEO and his unlimited plan appear to be working, while Verizon is struggling (story) SlingStudio - Tricaster competitor for $999 (story) Tim Cook supposedly threatened to pull Uber from AppStore due to privacy violating behavior (story) French presidential leading candidate (story) Obfuscation - TrackMeNot, AdNauseum Fargo Silicon Cowboys Guy bowls a 300 game in 86.9 seconds (video) Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:44:02 5/24/2017
Here's what Michael and David discuss during the show: Buzzfeeed guessed my age and height after I picked some fast food (story) Engaged to a robot (story) Airbnbn added 2 factor authentication to prevent scammers from renting out your home (story) Someone hacked every tornado siren (156) in Dallas. Went off for 95 minutes. (story) Uber booked 20 billion in rides in 2016 (story) Google's Autodraw and Quick Draw (story) Bezos: It's always Day 1 because Day 2 is the start of death (story) Dave's video of Bezos (story) Utter uselessness of Job Interviews - Believe that it's actually harmful (story) Burger King ad launches Google Home - Google made changes to prevent it from launching their devices. Plus there were changes made to the Wikipedia entry. (story) S-Town Filmmaker IQ - How a Director Stages and Blocks a Scene (video)
00:35:20 4/29/2017
On this episode of the Tear Down Show, Michael and David discuss: Walt Mossberg is retiring (story) Uber's psychological tricks (story) It's not a PR problem at Uber (story) Google is adding fact checking (story) It's also using AI to reduce spam on maps (story) Employee Cyborgs (story) There's an open source clone for twitter (story) Appearing in stock photos was the biggest mistake of my life (story) Yahoo's new name: Oath Homeland Security drops demand to unmask Twitter account (story) Michael watches LOVE on Netflix DSLR Video Shooter What will the Trump administration do to protect your digital privacy? Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:43:26 4/29/2017
Here's what Michael, David, and Dave's Mom (Barbara) talk about during the show: IMPORTANT LEAD STORY -Predicting a friend's wedding by the pizza you order (story) Twitter ditches the egg (story) Internet Privacy and ISPs - Gone (story) Robots are replacing US workers at alarming rate (story) The argument for just ONE monitor (story) 2016 was the year streaming music finally became majority of industry revenue (story) How managers can retain technical women on their team (story) ESPN is slipping. They're not prepped for the future (story) S town podcast - apparently its huge How to Get Kicked Out of an Event Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:38:50 4/12/2017
Here's what David and Michael talk about during the show: Senate votes to gut our privacy rights. Overturn Obama's regulation that required ISPs to get our permission before selling our location and browser history to third parties (story) Mnuchin: AI won't replace US jobs for 50-100 years (story) 38% of the jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots (story) Dropping out of the job market to play video games (story) GIFS are maybe coming to FB comments (story) Password Rules are BS (story) Amazon made their first drone delivery (kinda) (story) Apple iCloud Ransom demands from Turkish Crime Family (story) Eatsa being sued (story) Have phones replaced teenage drug use? (story) Latest episode of Reply All - Alex Blumberg's Uber account hacked. Apparently it happens a lot LOVE second season Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights. Creative Commons photo credit to Steve.
00:37:57 4/8/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Consumer Reports will assess cybersecurity in product reviews (story) Snapchat's $34 billion valuation. 44% increase. David said they were morons for not taking Facebook's $3billion offer. (story) Snapchat is taking a beating (story) Twitter says its timeline tweaks are a success, but won't get too specific (story) MIT Reviews 10 breakthrough technologies for 2017 (story) Reddit to Trump in 24 hours (story) Google sorry for Google Home spitting out Obama conspiracy theory (story) Facebook tests a Dislike button in Messenger (story) The Snuggie has been classified as a blanket, not clothing (story) Girls final season Logan Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:29:51 3/31/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: How stoned are you quiz Cloudbleed: Big web brands leaked crypto keys, personal secrets thanks to Cloudflare bug (story) An inside look at the failure of Disney's Maker deal (story) #DeleteUber - We are deeply saddened response only went out to 40 people (story) Uber sued by Google's Waymo for stealing 14000 sensitive documents (story) Another passenger sues Uber for sexual assault (story) The Trump Troll is killing it on Kickstarter (story) Toughest job interview questions - Glassdoor (story) Eagles are the new drone killers (story) Drones are going to kill us somehow (story) Missing Richard Simmons Podcast The Detour Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:39:23 3/24/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: David has the Lion candy bar from Dwayne Melancon. He saves it to eat on the show for the first time. RSA highlights - Future of hacking. Worst malware stories. Vendors. Ransomware. Privacy issues. Role of security journalists now. Snap starts selling its augmented reality glasses online at spectacles.com (story) Sexual harassment at Uber. (story) They're going to look into it. (story) Everyone is offering unlimited plans now (story) Screens on planes being phased out (story) This guy was managing Sweden's Twitter acct when Trump named another fake terrorist attack (story) What could happen if you refuse to unlock your phone at the US border? (story) The UW has a class called Calling BS in the era of big data (story) Big apartment management company sues Airbnb (story) Lego Batman, Siri reference 30 for 30 XFL Pixar training on storytelling Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:43:21 2/26/2017
Tear Down Show #159: A sandwich told us we're young actors looking for our big break Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: David, do you know what my subway sandwich habits tell me? (story) Hot topics in Cybersecurity for RSA: Security poverty line, Ransomware, machine learning/automation/analytics Cybersecurity is the new hotness (story) Ford dropped a B on self-driving car startup (story) Russians engineer a slot machine hack (story) The super bowl commercial set off a bunch of Google Homes (story) Hard Drive failure rates. 2016 edition from BackBlaze (story) New bot lets you autoinvest when Trump mentions a company (story) Coding is the new blue collar (story) New 24. Comedy series on CNN Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:32:38 2/23/2017

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