I rant about Uber being the poster child of everything that’s wrong with the sharing economy, how we expect too much moral fiber from their executives while applauding their company breaking the law, the double standard that exists in the media when it comes to personal attacks, and why consumers couldn’t care less about Uber’s internal culture.
In addition, I easily shoot down Snapchat as a mobile payment platform, ridicule hapless marketing execs at Victoria’s Secret who believe consumers revolve their lives around their retail app, shed light on “morality” video hoaxes that are purely manufactured to produce a viral loop of shared outrage, and I confidently proclaim that both men and women want vaginas to smell the best they can.
Links from this episode:
- Apple scrubs the term free from the App Store
- Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists
- Reaction to Uber Highlights Tech Journalists’ Fine Line Between Critic and Booster
- Uber, a Start-Up Going So Fast It Could Miss a Turn
- Uber’s Dirty Tricks Won’t Hurt It
- Stuck in the middle
- Google Contributor may be an experiment to prove people prefer ads to paid content
- Will payments give Snapchat the next block of a mobile platform?
- Victoria’s Secret Launches Mobile Messaging App
- These 2 tech bros want to make vaginas smell like peaches
- How Cynical, Clumsy ‘Morality Viral’ Videos Took Over the Internet