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❌ Top Trends of 2024 (Concl)—Machine Customers & an End for X?

Will X die before year's end? If it survives, will Elon Musk still own it? In the conclusion of their big 2024 Trend Watch episode, the Ricks pose some provocative questions about the network formally known as Twitter, the rise of machine customers, shoppable streaming, and more. From Mar 17. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

😎 No more prognosticating about "The Year of AR and VR"? (at 00:43)
📺 Streaming Consolidation: fait accompli? Or just wishful thinking? (01:15)
🛍️ Netflix & Shill: Shortening the path-to-purchase via "shoppable streaming" (04:34)
🇺🇸 ChatGPT for President? F*ckers finding out (05:29)
❌ Will the X where Twitter used to be survive 2024? Will Musk still own it? (06:18)
🤖 Shopping by proxy: The rise of machine customers (at 08:46)
🌎 2024 global ad spend—all the world's a game, billboard, or car (at 11:25)
📊 Today's fastest-growing brands—depending on how you define "brand" (13:04)

Approx. 16 minutes. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🔮 2023 Predictions Scorecard: TikTok Ad Growth, Virtual Reality, Mint Mobile & More

🤯 The Ricks revisit their big predictions for the year—what they got right, and what they got hilariously wrong—in the worlds of marketing, media, tech, and pop culture. from December 28. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📲 Rick M should have banked on an acquisition for Mint Mobile
🥽 Rick W's attempt at "reverse predicting" about the "Year of VR" pans out
🍿 Domestic box office: Movie madness, sadness—or both?
⏱️ TikTok, brand advertisers, TikTok
👨🏽‍💻 Social media influencer: Elated—or deflated?
🚙 EVs: Charge ahead—or a last laugh for Toyota?
📺 The streaming wars: Has the Great Shakeout begun?
📈 B2B: Is the Hybrid Workforce really here to stay?
🤖 A generative AI reality check: Just starting, or nothing burger?

Approx. 23 minutes, 53 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.

From December 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 


🔮 Our 2022 Predictions Scorecard, Cuffing Season Pick-Up Lines From ChatGPT, 'The Volume' & More

In our annual Predictions Scorecard episode, the Ricks revisit their big predictions for the year—what they got right, what they got ridiculously wrong, in the worlds of marketing, media, tech and pop culture. Plus: Cuffing Season pick-up lines generated by ChatGPT, Netflix's "1899" cranks up "The Volume," and a whole lot more. From December 28, 2022. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📖 Rick M sends Rick W a "Die Hard" children's holiday gift book (at 1-min 57-sec)
🎬 "1899" on Netflix cranks up "The Volume" (at 3:25)
🦶🏼 Rick M's predictions about a Lotrimin-branded NFT (at 5:00)
📺 Overly-optimistic about box office, but nailing streaming(at 5:48)
🏢 Mixed results on predictions for the hybrid workforce (at 7:37)
📈 Adding a "D" for "Democracy" to ESG Funds? Not yet (at 9:46)
🦠 "What Covid?" by Summer & return to lockdowns by Fall? (at 10:50)
0️⃣ Nailing the # of Tesla Cybertrucks delivered in 2022 (at 12:36)
🌐 Metaverse: Boom time or empty & sad virtual worlds? (at 13:37)
🤖 ChatGPT's best pick-up lines come with warnings (at 17:35)
🤬 Survey says: "The gift that keeps on grating" (at 19:52)
🏈 Look who's advertising in Super Bowl LVII (at 20:48)

Approx. 22 minutes and 20 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎁 Hottest But Hardest-to-Get Tech Gifts For Holiday 2022

🎅🏼 In a new Rick & Quick episode, the Ricks reveal their annual list of the hottest but hardest-to-get tech gifts for Holiday 2022. For the first time ever, a previous year's winner has returned to what is widely seen as the ultimate barometer of global holiday zeitgeist. Please accept our apologies in advance. From December 14, 2022. 

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⛄️ IN THIS EPISODE:

The 3️⃣ Hottest But Hardest to Get Tech Gifts for Holiday 2022:

🛻 #3: The gift described as "game-changing," "shatterproof," and "coming soon" continues to prove it isn't.

🐦 #2: Two nifty ways to kill one little blue bird.

🤓 #1: A lightweight headset that could give Meta Quest Pro a run for the money—at a fraction of the cost.

Approx. 3-minutes and 38-seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🕶 Meta Quest Pro—First Impressions

💥 One Rick just got the new Meta Quest Pro. The other Rick has pressing questions. In this Rick and Quick episode, we capture some first impressions of Meta's premium-quality AR/VR headset and the premium price tag that comes with it. With Meta's VR division operating at a loss of more than $9 billion during the first three quarters of the year, could this $1,499 mixed-reality headset help turn things around? From Nov 5.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🤘🏻 Meta's new Quest Pro is here (at :28 seconds)
👾 Pro comes packed with pixels, processors, sensors & cameras galore (at :44)
🌀 Not just VR anymore: The Quest for mixed, augmented and virtual reality (at 1:05)
📦 Pro logistics: Started shipping on Tuesday, arrived on Wednesday (at 1:17 seconds)
👔 It's not just for games, either—Pro is serious business, too (at 1:35)
😵‍💫 But is all this heavy-duty technology light enough for all-day use? (at 2:10)
😎 Immersion tradeoff or trip-up: A view to a thrill—or your feet? (at 3:35)
🤯 Look out, James Cameron: Next-level facial tracking means expressive avatars
🤦🏻‍♂️ An engineering headcase: How (and where) does Pro fit? (at 4:02)
😶 The $1,499 question: Does Meta Quest Pro live up to its price? (at 4:42)

Approx. 5 minutes, 52 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.