FOTI #3: Billion Dollar Texts from James Joyce

New podcast is up! In this episode, Alpine and Alison discuss the viral sensation Texts from Hillary; explain the Facebook $1B buy of Instagram in about ten minutes; and ask the eternal question, “Who Said It? James Joyce or Kool Keith?”

Click this link to listen: Episode 3.mp3

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A new thing we’re trying out is to leak out the discussion topics the night before the podcast drops on our Twitter feed, for those folks that like to have all the sites in mind before they hear the discussion!

To the links! The tweets we posted last night are below — plus bonus links.

Thanks to @Turbotax for making this a favorite tweet!

Report Card

Here are the original photos from from Reuters and Time

And as a gift from the Internet gods to prove how vital our podcast is, one of the Texts from Hillary guys just got hired by Buzzfeed (whose hiring spree was discussed at length in our last episode). WE CAN HAZ PRESCIENCE.

Plus, Zeddie Little’s awkward interview with Robin Roberts on GMA.

Here’s an example of this absurd app:

Our Musical Guest

Buy Ben’s self-titled album from iTunes. Do this now.

(And as always, you can buy our theme song by Snowplows plus a bonus track for two bits.)

photo by Adrien Broom

Internet Challenge Surprise

Be sure to check out Pascal Witaszek’s website for more great posters of ingenious, fictional movies!

Click to play. For more genius items, check out Hudson Hongo’s blog.

The Billion Dollar App

In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook bought Instagram for $1B USD, sending shock waves through the Internet. We did our best to hit all aspects of this deal comprehensible to the layman in a concise fashion. Hopefully it’ll help you understand how an app nobody knew about two years ago is worth a billion bucks!

Some good resources to help you understand this deal: A good article on Instagram from the NY Times. An informative discussion thread on Quora. And for fun, the Game of Thrones Instagram tumblr.

Wayback Machine

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About Alpine McGregor
Just like you, man. I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase. All in the game, though, right?

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