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April 15, 2021  

Does a Bear Shitcoin in the Woods?

April 15, 2021

Has the market cap of cryptocurrencies really exceeded that of Apple? Should you have started buying shitcoins in 2013? Does Microsoft really want to acquire Discord? Do we still trust Fitbit? 

This Week on Planet Internet:

  • HackerNoon CEO David Smooke asks: if it was yours, would you sell Discord to Microsoft? From (00:29)
  • Editors Limarc Ambalina and Amy Tom debate the overall awfulness of Teams (00:40)
  • David says "market crap" around (05:28) and nobody even hears it
  • Everyone decides categorically that Natasha Nel should stop telling people people the crypto bubble's gonna burst (07:22)
  • Check in on Limarc's dogecoin earnings (09:32)
  • Do a team vibe check on Fitbit (11:10)
  • Remind ourselves that if you're not paying, you're the product (12:51)
  • DRINK EVERY TIME DAVID SAYS SHITCOIN (16:37)

Read the tech news stories mentioned in this show: 

  1. Why Microsoft Wants Discord by Tom Warren for The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/26/22352028/microsoft-discord-acquisition-analysis-report 

  2. Cryptocurrency Market Overtakes Apple — The World's Most Valuable Company — In Market Capitalization by Shivdeep Dhaliwal for Benzinga: https://www.benzinga.com/node/20613282 
  3. Think You Know Why Google Acquired Fitbit? Think Again! by Haris Shahid for Hacker Noon: https://hackernoon.com/think-you-know-why-google-acquired-fitbit-think-again-w4h332n 
  4. Mastering Shitcoins II - The Poor Man's Guide to Getting Rich by Daniel Jeffries for Hacker Noon: https://hackernoon.com/mastering-shitcoins-ii-the-poor-mans-guide-to-getting-rich-nvo33j3