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Trump vs. The Internet

Trump vs. The Internet

2020-05-2812:40

What just happened to the internet!? Did our President just sign an executive order that forces social media platforms to be his personal mega phone? Hacker Noon CPO Dane Lyons and CEO David Smooke discuss the possible implications on 45's attempt to change internet law. Some sources discussed in this episode: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Trump's Tweet About Mail in Ballot Fraud Twitter's Fact Checking Page FCC's Official Statement on Feasibility of Executive Order ACLU with the Burn  Read more about Net Neutrality, Twitter, Censorship, Fact Checking, and the Internet on HackerNoon.com.
Jim Huffman, CEO of GrowthHit, husband, father of two girls, and author of The Growth Marketer’s Playbook — which “was #1 on Amazon until Seth Godin launched his new book and then it was quickly not #1” — joins Natasha Nel on the Hacker Noon podcast to discuss, well, Friday the 13th of March, 2020. A day defined by Jim as ‘The Hardest Day of His Career’, it involved losing $400k in ARR, losing his family’s daycare, and testing positive for Covid-19. This is his comeback story - with actionable tips for how some startups can adapt and recover from pandemic conditions.  Couple notable links mentioned in the show:  FunnelTearDown The Five Cs for Leading in a Crisis Wanna be a guest on the Hacker Noon podcast? Email Support@HackerNoon.com.Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook), Stories about tech podcasting, Twitter, or just get a technology story published today. 
Linh Dao Smooke and David Smooke discuss Joe Rogan's upcoming deal with Spotify and the potential implications for internet creators worldwide. Is this a turning point of the internet? Or just the next NBC licensing Friends and The Office to Netflix deal? ... Which was a pretty big deal for Netflix claim to the video streaming market share... Plus we discuss - all while walking in Colorado - how the pandemic has levelled the playing field for limiting production value. Things like Some Good News. If you can, might as well: MAKE SOMETHING TODAY.  Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook), Stories about tech podcasting, Twitter, or just get a technology story published today. 
CEO of Open Orchard, Ex Head of Communications & Advocacy at Steemit Andrew Levine joins Utsav Jaiswal to discuss whither blockchain, what inspired Andrew and his team at Open Orchard to start their project on launching new Blockchain Koinos, the driving philosophy as well as the underlying technology. Andrew talks about the differences between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hiveblocks and Koinos Blockchains, how the Koinos will enable developers build their own dApps faster. Community's questions asked via #HackerNoonKoinos, related to explaining Blockchain to those not in the know, how success and knowledge are not as intertwined, the role of open source community and technology stalwarts in the adoption of niche technologies, and why the best way to boost progress in the world is to make it easier for everyone to launch more powerful applications. Check related reads on Hacker Noon: Inside Tron's Steem Takeover Attempt and the Birth of the Hive Blockchain https://hackernoon.com/tagged/open-source https://hackernoon.com/tagged/blockchain  
Washington Post NBA Reporter Ben Golliver joins David Smooke on the  Hacker Noon podcast to discuss Microsoft winning the NBA deal, what the Kawhi Leonard logo lawsuit means for the shoe industry, how the reporter’s tech stack has evolved over his career, what talents and traits lead to quality front office decision makers, the path from blogging to mainstream media, how the pandemic affected sports podcast advertising budgets, ways NBA players can make more money off the court, what it’s like to break Lebon James’ controversial China statements, the future of monetizing micro-content, the possibility of NBA players holding stock in their franchises, the emerging long tail seo of podcast listenership, and of course, how much fun it is to watch Zion hoop (“If LeBron is the athlete of Twitter, Zion is the NBA athlete of Instagram”). Also check out Ben’s G.O.A.T and Open Floor podcasts.  Some related reads on Hacker Noon: What the NBA Can Teach Us About Startups Esports: $1B teams? (NBA in the 1980s) Making Up the Best Team in NBA History More Tech Podcast Insights
Listen to the interview on iTunes or watch on YouTube.   In this episode Utsav Jaiswal interviews Arthur Brock and Eric Harris-Braun, Co-Founders of Holochain - an Open Source framework for building fully distributed, peer-to-peer applications.  They talk about Holochain’s mission and values, how it differs from Blockchains, and how to manage distributed teams.    “What we've been interested in is really how do we collectively shape currents, flows for a better world, for greater collective intelligence, for coordinating and collaborating better.”  - Arthur Brock   “Holochain is what we've come to after a very long time and a lot of intense efforts in understanding those (biological) patterns of how to create tools for distributed collective intelligence... And Holochain is our answer to being able to do that.” - Eric Harris-Braun   “It creates currencies that are not speculated. It creates currencies that are based on actual production. People, for a long time, have been wondering why we have all these currencies when the government can issue as much of it as they want, whenever they want.  It's funny, in the blockchain world, they call their currencies non-fiat and government currencies - fiat, but blockchain currencies are also actually fiat.  They are declared out of nowhere.  Whereas, if you do this other pattern of creating mutual credit currencies based on productive capacity, then you are actually creating something that represents actual value in the world and our economics can become based on value rather than speculation.” - Eric Harris-Braun   P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out today’s homepage.
Listen to the interview on iTunes or watch on YouTube. In this episode Linh Dao Smooke and Utsav Jaiswal interview Alex Tinsman, President at NEM.io Foundation and NEM’s CTO Nate D’Amico.   They discuss cryptocurrency adoption, difference between NEM, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and blockchain platform, and Nem.IO Foundation, gender role in crypto tech spheres, blockchain decentralization, Nem’s operation mindset and the future of NEM.  Interview was recorded on January 18th, 2020.  “What's pretty interesting about the trajectory with the path for the NEM is that it was so forward thinking with the security features that it has always overcome and remained when all these other coins on platforms kind of went away. I think it has a bright future with technology. Platforms like NEM stick around because they are forward thinking with their features and their abilities.”  “I want to be a part of change and the only way to do so is to educate yourself. And the only way to educate yourself is to get dirty. To get dirty with the code, get dirty with the channels, understand. Get into the thick of it. And then it gets really exciting [blockchain and cryptocurrency) because it opens up the opportunity for anyone. Anyone, no matter what your skills set is, everyone has the same level of playing field.  So I don't really think of it as a female thing, I think of it as an empowering tool that anyone and everyone can be a part of. So to me it's not gender, it's a movement.” - Alex Tinsman “If someone on even local, city council level wanted to do a similar voting style that we are using for the NEM ecosystem, they could launch a private or public chain and it doesn't really matter as functionally of the network would be doing the same thing. They could launch a private chain or public chain and still make it auditable, so anyone could have a verifiable data that they would check and download. And then they could configure that network by just tuning a couple labs when they launch it to decide how the consensus works. So if you’re launching a six server node of private network for local city council loading and you’re gonna use it once and then archive it for historical verification purposes, and then every year stand up a new network - you could configure it in a very simplified way that gives you total control on how to protect the network.” - Nate D'Amico   P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes.   Also check out today’s homepage.
Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode David Smooke interviews Davis Nguyen, Founder of My Consulting Offer.  They discuss Davis's way into consulting, insights on social media marketing, and people’s motivations behind startups. “I spent my money on just online courses. So I bought the best courses on YouTube ads, Facebook ads, Twitter ads, LinkedIn ads. What people spend, I imagine on alcohol and travelling, I've just spent on online courses.” “ I know that maybe I am the person who gets us from zero to seven figures, which is there. But to go to eight figures and so forth in profit, that's either gonna by hiring a great team, training myself or just replacing myself eventually. Because I have no problem with that. It’s like how do we serve our customer base and how do we help people become better thinkers. And I'm biased because I work in management consulting, but I think that's one of the best training for anyone who wants to go down that road and they don't want to start a business, they are not like a side hustler or anything like that. And I want to make sure to continue that.” - Davis Nguyen     P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out today’s homepage.  
Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode HackerHodl (Utsav) interviews Cardano co-Founder and IOHK CEO, Charles Hoskinson. They discuss Cardano as a blockchain and an enabler of functional Smart Contracts to drive scalable, secure, and fast transactions over the chain. Cardano just launched their Shelley update that is also an incentivized testnet. “The model for smart contracts is broken or people were sold this idea that your entire application lives on the Blockchain. The reality is it doesn't. It's a service oriented architecture. So if you're gonna have your own servers, you have clients, you have a server-client model, but there's certain parts of your business logic in your application that are too trusted. So you take them out.” “People forget the 19th century. America had hundreds of private money. All of them failed. So then after the first generation, people said, wow, this stuff is here to stay. We can decentralize trust, create a common source of truth amongst people. We can push money around. The problem with Bitcoin is that it is blind, deaf and dumb. It doesn't understand the world around it. You can't do smart transactions.”  — Charles Hoskinson   P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out this month’s top stories, cryptocurrency stories, and today’s homepage.
Back from migration hiatus! Tune in to Mark Nadal, creator of the GUN decentralized database, and David Smooke, Founder & CEO of Hacker Noon, discussing open source, decentralization, faagm, and a bit about their upcoming partnership.  Read more: https://hackernoon.com/ Submit a tech story: https://auth.hackernoon.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/hackernoon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hackernoon Minds: https://www.minds.com/hackernoon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hackernoon/ Github: https://github.com/hackernoon Giphy: https://giphy.com/hackernoon Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/hackernoon Jobs: https://jobs.hackernoon.com/ Community: https://community.hackernoon.com/ Sponsor: https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/
Episode 62 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Former VP of Technology at Humaniq, Anton Mozgovoy Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Anton Mozgovoy, former VP of Technology at Humaniq.  They discuss his prior project in which the blockchain was utilized and a coin created to bring financial power to the unbanked in Africa; at its peak, they were 500,000 members strong. They also get a bit into the challenges facing the growing generational divide being accelerated by the pace of advancing technology, as well as the global forces at play in the technology space. “There are actually close to 2 billion people on the planet that don’t have access to the banking system. They’re still using cash; they’re still trading with each other. It’s just that they’re not trading on a global scale. It means that they can send money [over] a distance.” “That’s just one simple use case if you’d applied to many different models out there. One of the biggest ones that blockchain people really refer to which is Metcalf’s Law that tells you that the power of the system is quadratically correlated to the number of people that are involved in it and then they like to apply it to: what would happen if we could get those 2 billion that are right now excluded and include them into this global eco-system.”  — Anton Mozgovoy P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out this month’s top stories, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.  
    Special Episode 04 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: Join Hacker Noon Editor’s Natasha Nel and Storm Farrell as they converse with Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke on everything Noonies. Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube.   In this episode David Smooke interviews Hacker Noon Editor’s Natasha Nel and Storm Farrell to discuss the Tech Industry’s Greenest Awards, the noonies!   They cover what went right, what went wrong, as well as some of the noonies biggest winners.   “When we were conceptualizing this idea for the awards voting/polling situation, we didn’t really find any obvious, simple voting or polling apps. And as far as we could tell, none of the solutions allowed us to set up a situation where there was a very light touch voting opportunity for users, so we opted to build one ourselves”  — Storm Farrell “The tech industries greenest awards! The noonies were built to recognize perfectly the best and worst people and products of the internet, and indeed they were.” “Thank you to the community for taking part. There were a lot of who were really enthusiastic, and I’m grateful.”  — Natasha Nel “There’s areas where we can go further with custom voting and how what we choose to build with the future of the product is it’s kind of interesting to think about how content is shared, and then when it’s curated well, how is it shared more.”  — David Smooke P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out this month’s top stories, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.
#CrazyTechStories!   Where Hacker Noon brings you a handful of stories from the community at large. Сrazy tech stories is part of a larger series of talks presented in association with Indeed Prime and Huckletree at Huckletree’s London location. This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by Indeed Prime.  Visit https://www.indeedprime.com/hackernoon/ to flip the script on the job search and join now for access to resumé reviews, 1:1 sessions with technical career coaches, personalized work-style assessments and even negotiation tips to help seal the deal. In this episode you get to meet Priansh Shah, co-founder of Aiko AI, David Smooke, CEO of Hacker Noon, Anthony Rose, Founder and CEO of SeedLegals, and Thomas Webb, artist/hacker extraordinaire.  Listen to the talks on iTunes or watch on YouTube. Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/  https://community.hackernoon.com/   https://contribute.hackernoon.com/  https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/  https://podcast.hackernoon.com/  https://twitter.com/hackernoon/  https://facebook.com/hackernoon/  P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out the top stories from this month, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.
E61 - The Simulation Hypothesis: Exploring The Real with Riz Virk   Episode 61 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Author/Entrepreneur Riz Virk Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Riz Virk to discuss his recently published book, The Simulation Hypothesis.  In a world where the nature of our being in this place we call reality is so often taken for granted amidst the need to sustain the status quo, Riz explores the very real possibility (and in some schools of thought, a very real PROBability) that what we experience as “real” is in fact a simulation akin to a video game with it’s quests, achievements, and leveling up through our experiences. “What is Science and what is Religion? Both are attempts to try to find the truth about our physical reality and what is inside or outside of that reality and what the rules are. In the Simulation Hypothesis what science is actually discovering is what we in the video game world would call a physics engine.” “The Simulation Hypothesis is a model that we live in an information-based reality that’s being rendered for each of us may end up coming closer to explaining these things than a lot of other models that are out there.”  — Riz Virk Host, production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production   https://hackernoon.com/  https://community.hackernoon.com/  https://contribute.hackernoon.com/  https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/  https://podcast.hackernoon.com/  https://twitter.com/hackernoon/  https://facebook.com/hackernoon/  P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out this month’s top stories, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.
Episode 60 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Ryan G. Smith of LeafLink LeafLink has become a major player in the cannabis space, recently raising $35M in their series B fund raise. Discover how LeafLink provides solutions in the cannabis space by streamlining the ordering, transparency, and sales rep processes with a robust online community and order management tools. Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode, Patrick Murray interviews Ryan G. Smith on how LeafLink grew to $1B in orders on their platform, making up 16% of all B2B orders in the U.S. More at http://firstbillion.leaflink.com/. Ryan also goes over how LeafLink became the first cannabis company named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list and Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise and more! “The use case, real quick, is if you are purchasing manager at a dispensary, typically you would text, email, phone call 30-50 brands every week or so to stock your shelves, now you can go on LeafLink, create a multi-brand cart, hit submit, and then those invoices get sent out to all those brands, and then they have some SaaS tools which help them then manage the life cycle of the order internally all the way through to delivery.” “I’m confident about going through these processes but a lot of it is being comfortable, being uncomfortable knowing you don’t know. Those phrases that are too often used, but it’s true. If you think you’ve got it all figured out, nobody wants to deal with people like that. Everyone is just like an old baby, pretty much like an old child” - Ryan G. Smith     Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/  https://community.hackernoon.com/  https://contribute.hackernoon.com/  https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/  https://podcast.hackernoon.com/  https://twitter.com/hackernoon/  https://facebook.com/hackernoon/  P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out this month’s top stories, all the latest stories, and today’s homepage.  
Top Articles is Hacker Noon's way of highlighting the best from the community of contributing authors. "Why Businesses Fail At Machine Learning" by Cassie Kozyrkov Cassie is Chief Decision Scientist at Google, where they've coined the term "Decision Intelligence Engineering", which is a service offered by Google designed to assist businesses in assessing their applied machine learning needs. This article is from June 2018. Cassy explores the idea that when businesses attempt to utilize applied machine learning, they have a habit of attempting to reinvent the wheel Cassie Kozyrkov - https://hackernoon.com/@kozyrkov The Article - https://hackernoon.com/why-businesses-fail-at-machine-learning-fbff41c4d5db
E59 - Breaking Into Tech with a Background In Liberal Arts with Lauren Maffeo of GetApp   Episode 59 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Lauren Maffeo of GetApp Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube. In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Lauren Maffeo of GetApp.  Lauren shares how she went from a Media Studies degree in Liberal Arts Media to Research Analyst of Technology at GetApp.  “I majored in media studies in college pretty intent on going into journalism when I graduated. Unfortunately about halfway through college the recession hit and that was about the same time that ad spend was shifting from news organizations and news sites over to digital websites like Facebook and Google who now own an enormous total collective ad spend” “The business model for a lot of journalism outlets collapsed and what was a competitive industry before became very difficult to enter after the fact.” "In hindsight I think my media studies degree I thought at the time that those degrees were going to prepare me for a career as a reporter, but I actually think they were better preparation for what I do now as a research analyst because that kind of education primes you to look at a market, find gaps within that market, ask critical questions about the status quo and then give solutions for what to do differently. And I see a lot of parallels between my work as an analyst here and what I did academically, and so in hindsight that humanities education was great preparation for a career in tech.”  — Lauren Maffeo Host, production, and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/  https://community.hackernoon.com/  https://contribute.hackernoon.com/  https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/  https://podcast.hackernoon.com/  https://twitter.com/hackernoon/  https://facebook.com/hackernoon/  P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out the top stories from July, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.  
#CrazyTechStories! Where Hacker Noon brings you a handful of stories from the community at large. This #CrazyTechStories is part of a larger series of talks presented in association with PubNub and GitHub at GitHub's San Francisco location. This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by PubNub.  Visit https://www.pubnub.com to check out how PubNub brings you APIs for realtime apps In this episode you'll hear three talks from three Hacker Noon contributing writers: Pranava Adduri - Productivity Hacker Using Modern Text Editors Lily Chen - Feature Fatigue Kills UX Jordan Schuetz - Real Time APIs that Transform the Human Experience (feat. Peloton & Logitech)   Listen to the talks on iTunes or watch on YouTube. Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/  https://community.hackernoon.com/   https://contribute.hackernoon.com/  https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/  https://podcast.hackernoon.com/  https://twitter.com/hackernoon/  https://facebook.com/hackernoon/    P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out the top stories from July, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.
E58 - IBM’s Four Pillars for Enterprise Blockchain Development with Jerry Cuomo of IBM   Episode 58 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jerry Cuomo of IBM This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Discover why developers love DigitalOcean and get started with a free $50 credit at https://do.co/hackernoon  Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube.   In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Jerry Cuomo on IBM’s open-source initiatives towards enterprise Blockchain technologies, going into the value-add of Hyperledger and Hyperledger Fabric to enterprise operations.   "These are problems that are not waiting for tomorrow to be solved.” “There is a wonderful moment when a developer meets a business-informed person, and there is this cross-pollination that occurs where an age-old business problem. with Blockchain now as a set of tools and techniques for businesses to collaborate, provides a resolution.”  “When you see the sparkle in that founder’s eye. That, you know, ‘this has been a thorn in our side for generations’, and now we recognize it as an industry.”  — Jerry Cuomo Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production https://hackernoon.com/  https://community.hackernoon.com/  https://contribute.hackernoon.com/  https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/  https://podcast.hackernoon.com/  https://twitter.com/hackernoon/  https://facebook.com/hackernoon/  P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out the top stories from July, the latest stories, and today’s homepage
Centralized, Decentralized, and Independent Media with David Smooke of Hacker Noon   Episode 57 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with David Smooke of Hacker Noon Sponsor:Alpaca - “Hack Financial Systems” Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube.   In this episode Amber Cazzell interviews David Smooke of Hacker Noon.  David shares his insights and experiences taking a startup from conception to successful business in the digital publication space. As well as the decisions that motivated the move from Medium to developing Hacker Noon’s own platform.   "The writing is on the wall that the next step for Hacker Noon is that it needs to be its own software.” “People telling their own stories. We want to level that up by like 100x, and, the rich people deciding what stories should trend, try and slow that down.”  “Where we’re at in the landscape is we’re not trying to break news. We’re trying to get experts to amplify their voice. So when people are doing cool things in technology - research papers from Stanford for example - like that’s an interesting thing for us to republish and get very smart people who are building related things to read.” “I think that young entrepreneurs are better off publishing something small each day than trying to spend two weeks getting into BBC or CNN or whoever their target is. How do I reduce the barriers for me to get something out each day? And each day I can share more of my story and my ideas, and that will attract more people that are interested in those ideas too.”  — David Smooke Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production Host Amber Cazzell - https://www.cazzellreport.com/ https://hackernoon.com/  https://community.hackernoon.com/  https://contribute.hackernoon.com/  https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/  https://podcast.hackernoon.com/  https://twitter.com/hackernoon/  https://facebook.com/hackernoon/  P.S. If you dig the new Hacker Noon Podcast, consider giving us a 5 star review on iTunes. Also check out the top stories from July, the latest stories, and today’s homepage.  
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Robert Yarborough

DOPE

Jun 3rd
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Matt Robinson

the ads overlaying on the interview were so annoying for this episode that I had to stop listening halfway through..not sure what happened during editing but that needs to be fixed

Dec 9th
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