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 #173: Michael and David Pick Up the Pieces of Collapsing Taxi Industry

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: IMPORTANT...Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: IMPORTANT GROUNDBREAKING JOURNALISM: Expose into the life of waiter (story) Family throws Quincenera for their cat (story) Apple releases first original TV show, Planet of the Apps (of course) (story) Uber CEO instructions for sex at Miami party (story) Uber executive obtained medical records of a rape victim of a driver, fired (story) The cab industry is about to collapse (story) An explosion of online video could triple bandwidth consumption again in the next five years (story) The U.S. ranks 28th in the world in mobile internet speeds (story) Airbnb using platform for refugees (story) Economic value of skipping college (story) Verizon to lay off 2100 after Yahoo deal (story) Al Franken on WTF Al Franken's new book, Giant of the Senate Cool site - Generate tables 99% Invisible about origins of basketball 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

00:44:48 7/16/2017

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Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Let's analyze what happens when a person crosses the line (Kathy Griffin) (story) Mary Meeker report (story) Walmart is looking to develop service that lets Walmart employees deliver products on way home (story) Cut throat world of toddler racing (story) Blue Apron going public (story) Ethiopia shut down the Internet to stop exam cheats (story) Twitter misinformation (story) Gmail rolls out phishing link detection (story) Pinboard buys Delicious (story) Veep WSJ: The Future of Everything Pancake Robot 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.
00:43:01 7/14/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: David saw CEO of YouTube speak about diversity and it was non-diverse Google can now track online to offline transactions through credit card data (story) Sprig - another food delivery company - shuts down today (story) Foldmate and Landroid - Robots that fold your laundry (story) There's a family friendly home router (story) Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health (story) How many lives does the maker of a $150 technology-laden plate have? (story) NFL relaxes endzone celebrations for 2017 season (story) Weird Peter Popoff ad on Better Call Saul Wolf it Down with Tyler Florence - New Orleans Interview with advisor to Silicon Valley on HBO, Ed McManus Wow in the World podcast 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.
00:45:24 6/23/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Google Lens (story) Google Lens - Google is going bigtime into image recognition (story) Glucose monitor on an Apple watch - now that's a useful wearable (story) Ransomware is profitable and doesn't require expert skill (story) Uber is still top destination for job searchers, apparently (story) Suing over jokes (story) Medium launches audio versions of stories (story) Austin mans sues his date for texting (story) Target invested in a mattress company (story) Mark Zuckerberg's I got into Harvard video (story) Reply all - What kind of idiot gets phished? KEXP The Daily David's Forbes article - You're already sitting on the secret to successful blogging 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.
00:41:29 6/9/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Which Tech Giant would you drop Google/Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook (story) Comscore offering viewership # s for OTT services 76ers start an incubator offering tips for Fan sports gaming sites like FanDuel (story) Andy Rubin backed company Lighthouse debuts - an machine vision company for the home (story) Amazon Echo Show (story) WannaCry ransomware spreads to 74 countries (story) NBC buying a craft site for $230 million (story) BCBS offers free Lyft rides to the doctor (story) How I built this - NPR Golf.audio update Up first podcast 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.
00:44:48 6/9/2017
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.
00:44:02 5/25/2017
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

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