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321: Concrete Predictions for 2018

321: Concrete Predictions for 2018

2018 Predictions

It’s the beginning of 2018 and that means it’s time for us to provide concrete predictions of what will happen in tech this year. We managed to keep the show under an hour, which is amazing. We talk about larger tech trends (telling you the theme for the year), we cover the big 5 oligopolies (Apple, Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft), plus discuss some small players (Snap, Elon Musk, Snap, Disney). It’s a great show and will give you a concrete foundation for the year. See the show notes below.

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320: 2017 Happened Exactly As We Predicted (Mostly)

320: 2017 Happened Exactly As We Predicted (Mostly)

2017 Predictions

It’s our seasonal finale where we review our predictions for the year and review what happened. There’s a lot packed into the 45 minute show (the prediction show, #275, was 3 hours!) Each of the predictions are captured below.

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319: What Were The Dumbest Inventions Of 2017?

319: What Were The Dumbest Inventions Of 2017?

Flying

It’s the end of the year and that means the most important question we need to answer is: What were the dumbest inventions of 2017? From useless inventions to inventions that aren’t actually inventions at all, we cover a list of the worst ideas people based entire business around.

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317: Amazon and Google are Feuding. Is it Good or Bad for Customers?

317: Amazon and Google are Feuding. Is it Good or Bad for Customers?

Tigers Feuding

Amazon wants Youtube on the Show. Google doesn’t, unless the experience is the same as their other players. Google would also like their products, like the Chromecast, sold on Amazon. Amazon doesn’t. The feuding is starting to pick up steam and we’re here to talk all about it. Show notes are below.

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312: What’s Better: A Starving Artist? Or A Fat Artist?

312: What’s Better: A Starving Artist? Or A Fat Artist?

Fat Artists

What happens when a founder/leader gets tired of their main product and decides to take on a  secondary product? For the second product, they’re no longer starving artist, but a fat artist. Does massive amounts of money and people help? We discuss this idea in this week’s podcast with many examples.

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299: Uber CEO Steps Down, Microsoft’s Xbox Steps Up

299: Uber CEO Steps Down, Microsoft’s Xbox Steps Up

Tough Mudder

E3 happened this week! Microsoft revealed their new console, the Xbox One X (a horrible name). There were also a slew of games. To round things out we talk about Uber’s latest happenings and Amazon purchasing Whole Foods.

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295: Big News From Maker Faire, Google IO and Techcrunch Disrupt

295: Big News From Maker Faire, Google IO and Techcrunch Disrupt

Big News from Google IO

What a great week to be interested in tech! Google held their annual conference and showed off some sweet new tech that will be released… someday… Honestly, it felt more like an awesome TED talk than an actual product announcement, but it was still cool! Matthew also visited the Maker Faire and TechCrunch held their conference in New York. All the stories are below.

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294: Amazon Shows Off Their New Echo And Microsoft Builds A New Platform

294: Amazon Shows Off Their New Echo And Microsoft Builds A New Platform

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon showed off their new echo: Echo Show, which comes with a display to augment Alexa’s voice control. Think of it as a video conference landline, which the possible potential to be MUCH more. At $320, it isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you have the right use case, it’s a great product. The rest of the stories are below.

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290: Pure Software Cameras And The End Of The Classic NES

290: Pure Software Cameras And The End Of The Classic NES

Classic NES

For some unexplained reason, Nintendo decides to stop selling the super popular Classic NES. It defies all business logic. We also talk about pure software cameras that don’t actually use the picture you took for the final picture found on your phone. It’s an interesting discussion. These articles and many more below.

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289: Apple Opens Up About The Mac Pro And Reveals Internal Struggles

289: Apple Opens Up About The Mac Pro And Reveals Internal Struggles

Mac Pro

Apple did NOT release a new Mac Pro this week, but did something they normally don’t do instead: they talked about their plans for the Mac Pro. The delay is because of four big things working against them: They are distracted by the new campus, they guessed wrong on the future of GPUs, larger products (by sales volume) keep taking precedence, and the product/manufacturing wasn’t flexible enough to easily adapt. This is why the product the languished. It also calls into question their leadership structure, and the dude at the top: Tim Cook.

See below of the rest of the stories from last week.

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