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283: Uber Is Doomed

283: Uber Is Doomed

Uber Is Doomed

Uber is doomed because of a credibility problem. Just in the last month people are boycotting them, they’re accused of misogyny, they’re sued for stealing data, and continue losing money on each ride. It’s not a great recipe for success. It’s a good thing they’re not trying to IPO (like Snap). See below for the rest of the important news this week.

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224: We Didn’t Go To CES, And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

224: We Didn’t Go To CES, And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

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We round up all the coolest CES news in this episode. Despite James’ downer attitude last week, CES proves that the future is bright, smart, and automated. The show notes below contain a huge laundry list of all the different products Matthew looked into. And yes, we talk about every single one. Think of this show like CES: a whirlwind of stories that’ll be mostly forgotten in a month.

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137: The Do’s and Don’ts of Disruption

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Disruption is hard to do with physical products. This week we talk about 2 companies – ISI Technology and Mink – that are trying to do just that.

This week we talk about Alibaba’s IPO, Apple potentially buying Beats, TechCrunch Disrupt winners: Vurb, the ISI Technology Heatworks Model 1 & Mink, Greg Steinhafel stepping down from Target, Facebook inspiring Oculus investments, KickSat satellite problem, Nintendo’s horrible Wii U sales, Narendra Modi’s holographic presentations, Facebook killing Poke and Camera, and the taxis competing with Uber and Lyft.

 

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133: Fast As The Blink Of An Eye, Beat Of A Heart, or Tweet

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Matthew shares his experience playing with the Oculus Rift and Sixth Sense.

We also talk about the creative/confusing business Breeze created by renting vehicles to Uber and Lyft drivers, the Heartbleed bug that the NSA may or may not have known about, Twitter’s latest attempted to become more like Facebook, Automattic’s purchase of Longreads and the quest to curate quality content, and the future of printed electronics at IDTechex.

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130b: Keep Innovating. Just Keep Innovating.

That’s the mantra of all the companies we talk about in this next part of the podcast.

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130: This Is Virtually Reality

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The future is virtually a reality, unless you’re in the microwave business.

We also talk about the new blog FiveThirtyFive, the 5 Second Rule, Cosmic inflation, the Secret iPhone app, Google’s new Android Wear, Google Drive storage, Apple bring iTunes to Android, Uber & Lyft fighting against taxies in Seattle, HP’s 3D printer, and NASA’s use of Tango.

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102d: Are you ready for Tuesday?

We sure are. So is the rest of the tech community. Apple managed to wait long enough that now expectations are super high, or super low, depending on what you read.

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102: Fiscal Responsibility

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Buying all the latest tech can get pretty expensive fast. Despite all our excitement for everything new coming out, we still encourage people, can companies, to practice fiscal responsibility.

Elon Musk shows off how SpaceX using Leap Motion, North Carolina University invents strong glue for solar panels, Microsoft buys Nokia, Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Gear, we pine over Apple’s new iPhone, we try to guess which start up will be the next big thing (Spoiler: Oculus Rift), HDMI 2.0 for 3D 4K video transfer and Intel’s fiber optic breakthrough.

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