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Chat is in the Air - DTNS 4749

Season 11, Ep. 4749

How is YouTube expanding its efforts to stop ad blocker use on YouTube? Plus we take a closer look at why Humane AI pins have been poorly received. And we explain the buzz around the audio based social media platform, Airchat.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe.


Link to the Show Notes.

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