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.
It’s really hard for companies to build up the stack because they have to guess what they’re customers want. Furthermore, there’ll be a tendency to try and make their existing business’s life easy. This is what causes disruption! This week we talk about companies trying to move up the stack along with a bunch of other topics. See below for all the show notes.
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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”
This week we focus on Microsoft and their announcements at their Build Conference. In short: Continuum looks great, .NET aims to kill Java and Oracle, HoloLens to coming along just fine and Microsoft still doesn’t know how old you are.
We also chat about the Avengers (of course), the EM Drive, Facebook’s video chat feature, and Tesla’s home battery.
It was Thanksgiving week and tech news still managed to happen.
The new Star Wars trailer looks fantastic, SendMyBag will ship your luggage for you, the FCC tells T-Mobile to stop unthrottling speed test sites, the Xbox One is improving but the PS4 is still better, people don’t trust Apple’s iCloud, the European Parliament wants to break up Google, watch makers don’t like that their designs are being copied, Matthew shares an overview of the history of computer graphics, the Doxie scanner improves with WiFi, Sinclair Community College is making a giant indoor stadium to fly drones, iPad sales are falling, NASA is 3D printing in space using the Zero-G, Snapcash is actually useful, Betaworks is analyzing your #homescreen, and Fitbit data can be used in court.
Rumors are that there is a secret space program that is at least 50 years ahead of NASA. Totally true.
Matthew shows off his new Philips Hue light, Apple sets the date to announce the iPhone 6, AOL sues an employee of selling them services they didn’t need for want, NASA is going to Mars using the EmDrive or Cannae Drive, Xiaomi is outselling Samsung in China, Samsung doesn’t want to pay Microsoft anymore for Android, Variety discovers that Youtube stars have more influence than Hollywood stars, Windows 8 is selling slower than Vista, BlackBerry is no longer cratering, and Foursquare is the new personalized Yelp.
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.
Listen to our in-depth review of Google IO. Somehow we manage to condense a 3-hour keynote into a 2-hour show. We cover Google Search, Music, Education, Hangouts, Google+, Maps, super computers and Larry Page’s comments. We also managed to fit in Windows Blue and BlackBerry’s BBM.