We’re back after a summer break and we have a new format: shorter shows with one topic.
This week we’re talking about Snapchat and asking if the company and/or app is doomed. Their recent Q2 earnings didn’t go well and they don’t seem to have a clear path forward. Can they figure it out before they lose too much investor confidence? We discuss in this 30 minute episode. The show notes are below.
Question: Is your personal interest in Snapchat raising or lowering? Why? Leave a comment below.
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.
We start off the show with a story about a guy who decides to become an Instagram Influencer (#LiveAuthentic). It’s interesting to see what it actually takes. We also talk about self-driving cars acquisitions, coveted NES games, memory cards, internet duct tape, The Machine, measure power consumption and more. Show notes are below.
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.
This week’s podcast is mostly about follow up stories. SpaceX re-launches another rocket, Apple’s Macs are still old, Instagram will probably kill Snapchat, & smart locks aren’t very secure. Then there’s the new stuff: Tim Berners-Lee’s plan to take your data back, Facebook v AdBlock, LG’s awesome headphone jack, Amazon’s 1-click video purchases, and Sweden’s mechanized pot holes. All the links and details are below.
In this episode we take a surprising twist and beat up on Apple for not updating their hardware. We also commend Instagram for copying Snapchat. What is wrong with us!? See below for all the stories and their links.
We kick of this week’s podcast with the 50 best gadgets on the last 100 years. Then we jump deep into Apple, Facebook/Instagram, Snapchat, Viv, and much more. Check out all the notes below for the details and links.
Matthew and I hit peak tangent in this episode. It starts out easy enough with Instagram photos and Facebook’s f8 developer’s conference. Then we get deep into camera technology, texting, the future of books, drone sports, and end with a rant against making 4 sequels to Avatar. All the tangential show notes are below.
This week we come up with 3 amazing ideas. You’ll have to listen to the podcast hear them One comes at the very end.
We talk about the Emmy’s, using Yo, Amazon by Twitch, Google’s new Wing program, battery less iBeacons by Ifinity, Google’s purchase of ZYNC to render video, Instagrams Hyperlapse app, Square Cash 2.0, Intel’s penny sized 3G modem, Nintendo’s “new” 3DS, and using the Oculus rift with roller coasters.