This week represents week 1 of a 2 week series. In this part, we take a look back at 2014. What was the big news? How did we do on our predictions? Predictably, we did pretty well with Apple, Facebook and Samsung. Surprisingly, Google through us some curveballs. It’s a good show to listen to, and don’t forget to catch our predictions next week.
Facebook and Google want to control the media, HTML5 is complete, Apple Pay is #1 and CurrentC is struggling to stay relevant, HP announces the Multi Jet Fusion printer and Sprout, Amazon’s Fire Phone isn’t selling well, Microsoft, Fitbit and HP show off their new smart watches, Version continues to do dirty business, the iPod is dead, and check-ins at Foursquare are declining.
- Will the check-in survive? Foursquare’s controversial relaunch, by the numbers
- In an attempt to increase its influence over the media, Facebook makes publishers an offer they should refuse
- HTML 5 Is Finally Ready To Be Used!
- Why The iPod Classic Was Put Down
- How Lollipop Is Improving Security
- Google launches Google Fit app for Android, capturing all your fitness data in one place
- Apple Pay Already #1 In Mobile Payments
- CurrentC Gets Hacked
- You Know… I Always Like Meijer
- Verizon Is Getting Into Journalism And Bringing Along Their Typical Morality And Business Ethics
- HP 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion technology
- HP dives into 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion
- HP’s $1,899 Sprout
- Microsoft Jumps In to The Health Tracker Game
- HP’s Not Ugly Smartwatch
- Fitbits Cool New Toys
- Thanks to the Apple Watch, 2014 is the year that Fitbit moved quickly back into the pack
- Amazon Will Continue Developing The Fire Phone
“We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t.” – Tyler Durden
On that happy note, we talked about everything this week. The Giants are playing well, Matthew completed another Tough Mudder, IO is an app for finding good restaurants, Samsung got on the CSFC list for a little while, Apple Pay is causing problems for CurrentC, the Internet is ruled by an Oligarchy, the Avi-on Switch makes turning on lights easy, iPad sales are just fine, Google decides to remake emails Inbox again, Facebook clones Room Inc, Air New Zealand makes an epic flight safety video, Microsoft ditches the Nokia name, Procter & Gamble don’t see much growth from Duracell, AT&T remans predictably mean, Amazon sneaks in the Android app store on their their Fire devices, and the Hoverboard is real.
- IO Feels Like A Human Friend Who Gives Great Restaurant Recommendations
- A Dude Built A Legit Hoverboard
- Stick this battery-powered Bluetooth light switch anywhere you want
- Tim Cook, in his own words, on why the iPad has a bright future
- Inbox is a total reinvention of email from Google
- Facebook Goes Private
- Creators of ‘Room’ say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action
- Ouch: Amazon takes $170M write-down on Fire Phone
- Air New Zealand Releases a New ‘Hobbit’-Themed Safety Video Featuring Sir Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood
- Microsoft Finally Drops Nokia
- Procter & Gamble To Spin Off Duracell
- That Carrier Free SIM by Apple? Yeah, AT&T Broke It And Locked It Down
- James’s Pebble Can Control His Nest!
- Approved For Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program Component List…Then Promptly Shown To Be Fundamentally Flawed
- Amazon Hid A Full App Store In Their Android App
- How We Get What We Deserve And The Death Of The Internet
- Rite Aid and CVS Have Stopped Apple Pay From Working, Shining Light On Walmart’s Payment Plans
Marketing is a fantastic study if you’re interested in psychology. This week we dive into that with a deep look into some marketing.
Samsung and Apple both released new commercials, Xiaomi releases the Mi Band to track your fitness, Microsoft announces that Windows will be merging into one unified software, Amazon releases the Fire Phone, Facebook enables us to save posts for later, Bose sues Beats, and Hello kickstarts Sense to help track your sleep patterns.
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Why Smartphones Get Bigger
Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages
Samsung Advertises Apple’s Larger Screen iPhone
Apples MacBook Air Commercial Doesn’t Even Show The Screen
Xiaomi announces its first wearable device, a $13 fitness band
Microsoft Will Unify It’s Big 3 Operating Systems
Microsoft Is Already Giving Windows 8 The Vista Treatment
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you’re better off waiting for the sequel
Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours
Bose Is Suing Apple Over Beat’s Noise Canceling Tech
Apple might be considering replacing the headphone jack with only the Thunderbolt connector, people are no longer reading, Facebook launches Slingshot at Snapchat, Snapchat tells it’s own story, Yo… well… that’s all we need to say about that, Amazon launch a new phone with a bunch of cool features (Dynamic Perspective, Mayday, Firefly, unlimited storage), Dwolla improves their sign-up process, Harley Davidson launch an electric motorcycle called LiveWire, and Google buys Dropcam.
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- Facebook launches Slingshot
- Snapchat To Buy Slingshot for 4 Billion Dollars
- Amazon Announces The Fire Phone
- Colbert Weighs In On Yo, Asking Y?
- Dwolla Direct Makes It Easier To Pay Online Using Your Bank Account (And Become A Dwolla User)
- Harley Is Introducing An Electric Bike
- When Apple Gets Rid of the 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Will Matthew & James Still Defend This As A Brilliant Idea?
- Google Bought Dropcam
- You’ll Be Shocked At How Much Time Young People Spend Reading Each Day
- Our Story: Snapchats Next Victory