Vergecast: Facebook’s F8, Oculus Go, and Apple earnings

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay returns to the show after welcoming a child! Dieter is out this week, so Nilay and Paul bring on Adi Robertson and Casey Newton to discuss what happened at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the Oculus Go, and some earnings talk.

There are also a lot of new Instagram features. Is it slowly just becoming Facebook?

There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Safety first!’ they said” — so if you listen through this whole episode, you’ll be all caught up on the tech news this week.

05:51 – All of the news from Facebook’s F8 developer conference

22:51 – Oculus Go review

36:47 – Video calls are coming to Instagram

42:21 – Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside the Wild Race to Overthrow Every Consumer CategoryInc.

46:14 – Paul’s weekly segment “Safety first!’ they said

47:45 – Koss Porta Pro Wireless

49:13 – Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they will merge

59:56 – Verizon is putting Oath bloatware like Go90 on its Galaxy S9 phones

1:04:18 – Apple reports solid iPhone revenue but stays quiet on HomePod sales

If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well here you go. Season 2 of Why’d You Push That Button hosted by Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman is here! This week’s episode is about unfollowing people. You can subscribe anywhere, including on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and our plain ol’ RSS feed. And get caught up on season 1 if you missed out.

Also, stay tuned for a brand-new show hosted by Casey Newton coming this month!

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