Vergecast: Jeff Bezos in space, RCS on Verizon, and Biden on Huge Tech

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, in which our editors talk about the most significant stories in tech news this week. This week on The Vergecast, the clearly show is split into three sections, hosted by Verge government editor Dieter Bohn. In component 1, Dieter and […]

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, in which our editors talk about the most significant stories in tech news this week.

This week on The Vergecast, the clearly show is split into three sections, hosted by Verge government editor Dieter Bohn.

In component 1, Dieter and Verge handling editor Alex Cranz chat with Verge coverage editor Russell Brandom to speak about President Biden’s criticism of Facebook’s dealing with of misinformation on its platform, the continuing combat for the proper to repair service, and the nomination of Google critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

In part two, Dieter talks with Verge deputy editor Liz Lopatto and Verge place reporter Joey Roulette about Jeff Bezos’ trip to the edge of house Tuesday morning on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

Liz and Joey talk about specifics of the start, the other customers of the crew like aviation legend Wally Funk, the press meeting after landing, and the backlash from the men and women back on Earth. Joey also describes his knowledge being at the launch site in man or woman and asking Bezos some issues about pricing for these space flights.

If you are a listener of The Vergecast, you may possibly have guessed the subject areas for our third section this week — RCS and devices. On Tuesday, Verizon introduced it will be switching to Android Messages as the default texting application on all Android phones it sells — which is a significant phase for pushing RCS as the new texting standard. Dieter and Alex talk about what this indicates for the texting platform and how Apple is continue to in the way of entire adoption in the US.

There are also a bunch of gizmos to discuss about! Alex and Dieter discuss the video match handheld the Playdate, OnePlus’ Buds Professional, and Amazon’s most up-to-date bulletins for developers on its Echo goods.

You can listen to the entire discussion here or in your most popular podcast app.

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