Sometimes a product requires a new look or feature. Sometimes the change is seen as a disruptive innovation and people love it. Sometimes it’s seen as a tone deaf redesign that inspire people to write petitions agains the change. This week we look into the latest changes from Snapchat and talk about it in the context of other changes like the Facebook timeline, Digg v4 and and iOS change. The show notes are below.
It is a new year and HTML 5 is live! Leap Motion raised some cash, Netbooks are dead, Windows 8 is not selling well because of the iPad, Chromebooks are selling well on Amazon, Samsung might move away from Android, and Silicon Valley innovation exists… kinda.
Also, Amazon is crushing B&N, Cue reviews our email, Square card reads are now sold at Starbucks, Avis buys Zipcar, and Google does not favor their own services, except Maps on Windows Phone.
It’s episode 29! This week Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion, plus breeds narcissism. OSX requires as SSD & Tim Cook will be at D10. SpaceX wants their own spaceport, a new non-profit ISP will protect your privacy, Google+ looks new, ebook publishers got sued, Nokia laid an egg last quarter, B&N Nook Simple Touch Looks awesome, and Amazon overstated their number of movies & TV shows. We finish up talking about game level design, the Flashback Trojan fix, and the 5 most over-hyped “Future of TV” topics.