TWiT 779: No Future for Green Pants - TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm July 12, 2020

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This Week in Tech (Video) TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm * mmhmm is a fun new way to use meeting software * US might ban TikTok, India already has. What is the future for the embattled platform? Is TikTok safe to use? * Apple Glass on the way: Foxconn is making thousands of semi-transparent lenses for Apple glasses * Amazon wants to rule the world. Is that really all that bad? * Is there any hope for Quibi? (Nope) * Google's "Works With Google" virtual event demonstrated Android 11's new IoT features and their Smart Home devices. * Is …



TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm

  • mmhmm is a fun new way to use meeting software
  • US might ban TikTok, India already has. What is the future for the embattled platform? Is TikTok safe to use?
  • Apple Glass on the way: Foxconn is making thousands of semi-transparent lenses for Apple glasses
  • Amazon wants to rule the world. Is that really all that bad?
  • Is there any hope for Quibi? (Nope)
  • Google's "Works With Google" virtual event demonstrated Android 11's new IoT features and their Smart Home devices.
  • Is Microsoft looking to buy Magic Leap? MS exec becomes Magic Leap CEO - is she a Trojan Horse?
  • Ninja joins YouTube after Mixer dies
  • Twitter partner Dataminr accused of giving Black Lives Matter protester surveillance to police
  • TikTok, Linked In, and others accused of copying users' clipboards, blame a bug in a Google SDK
  • Amazon briefly tells employees to take TikTok off their phones, backpedals furiously when their marketing department throws a fit
  • How much of the TikTok hate is just anti-Chinese bias?
  • US teens worried about losing TikTok
  • How mmhmm works with Zoom, Teams, and Google Meet
  • Microsoft Teams adds "Together Mode," which puts meeting attendants in seats in an auditorium
  • AR still isn't ready for the outside world, but it works great for Snapchat and TikTok filters
  • North Focals, Jins Meme ES, Amazon Lens, Snap Spectacles, Bose Frames - different smart glasses with different use cases
  • When will AR get a killer App? User-focused design is the answer, but not a lot of AR companies are doing that.
  • Foxconn invests $1B to open a factory in India
  • Searching for the perfect car phone holder
  • Are Millennials killing IoT?
  • Walmart is launching an Amazon Prime competitor in July
  • Jack Dorsey donates $3 Million to Basic Income
  • Twitter might be starting a subscription service

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