Snap become a publicly traded camera company this week. It’s the largest IPO since Facebook and is based purely on expectations of future growth and advertisements. Matthew and I don’t totally get why they insist on calling themselves a camera company, but I guess that’s because we’re not cool.
A ton of other cool things happened this week as well. See below for the whole list.
Oh Snap! That ephemeral photo sharing company is going to IPO in March! That’s right, Snapchat (or Snap, or those really cool) shared more of their details this week. To be honest, not all the numbers look great. For example, after Facebook copied their Stories product, Snapchat’s growth stalled almost immediately. For a company that’s still losing money, that’s not great. That story and more below.
This in special year-end episode we look back at what happened during the year. Specifically, we look back at our predictions for the year and grade ourselves. Honestly, it’s shocking how well we do. Below is a reference for all the events we covered from 2016. It was a busy year!
Last week we experienced the biggest failures of Big Data with the polls. We dive into why they couldn’t accurately predict the outcome and what that might mean for future elections. We also talk about drones and VR (of course). See below for all the show notes.
In talking about who the first people to visit Mars should be, Elon Musk suggests that it should be people who are willing to die. So… BlackBerry, Meerkat & GoPro are already on their death beds, so it makes them perfect candidates to go to Mars. Each of our story’s are below.
James and I couldn’t help but get into Pokemon Go this week with everyone else while we discuss the game, the community and the companies involved. Things got serious as we discussed the death of a shooting suspect in Dallas and the drone that killed him. We talked about the worlds most famous router (more interesting than it sounds) and a $4 dollar smartphone that might start a revolution. There was a weekly VR update brought to us by the Warriors and a First-Person drone race that looks like a ton of fun. We also talked Twitter, 5G cell service, Google’s iPhone app and wrap it up with some cathartic Snapchat bashing.
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This week, we start out talking about Pixels and Ant Man (don’t worry, no spoilers). Then we get into the meat of show where we talk about the PlayStation winning this generation’s console war, Zillow buying DotLoop to take on DocuSign, the next industrial revolution, Google admitting the Microsoft’s Office is actually pretty good, Ashley Madison’s hack, GoPro’s new video service, Apple’s quarterly results, NASA’s new earth, Vizio going public, Apple’s car plans (if any), how drones impact emergency situations, and drug testing eSport athletes.
By the way, we did have an alternate show title: “The integral of x cubed from 0 to 5.318296”
Matthew watches Back to the Future with a live orchestra. How cool is that?!
We then talk about Flipagram’s huge growth, Google Photo’s back-up problem on Android, Amazon Prime and Walmart’s cheap competition, New Horizon’s visit to Pluto, Colin Cowherd’s comment about radio going away, Adobe’s death march, Fitbit vs the GoPro, Kevin Rose’s opinion on Reddit, firing from drones, Tesla future Roadster, eSport athletes doping up, and the Lumos bike helmet that lights up.
Also, we’re still experimenting with a short show. See if you can find it. :-)