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Episode 76. Amazon Pharmacy battles drug stores and Google embraces banks as the Mac is reborn

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on this week’s biggest tech stories, including:

—How the launch of Amazon Pharmacy illustrates what the retail giant can leverage as it enters a new business
—Why Google chose to partner with banks instead of going it alone as it expands Google Pay
—How Apple’s reborn M1-based Macs lay the foundation for the next generation of apps and devices

Episode 75. Election Winners? The Gig Economy, Data Privacy, and Social Media Friction

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on this week’s biggest tech stories, including:
—What the passing of California’s Proposition 22 means for Uber, Lyft, and other gig economy companies
—How California Privacy Rights Act (Proposition 24) and Michigan’s Proposition 2 could help shape national data privacy law.
—How social media has responded to baseless election claims and what it means for the future of disinformation.

Episode 74. Social media vs. Section 230, Samsung, Spotify and Netflix roll on

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on this week’s biggest tech stories, including:
– The Senate again takes on social media. We take on the potential of custom social scoring algorithms
– What Samsung is doing to keep customers engaged at the high end of its product line
– Raising prices in a pandemic? We look at some driving motivators behind Netflix’s price bump