In this week’s podcast we talk about HPI’s purchase of Samsung’s printer business, Alphabet’s natural speech and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 exploding phones. We also get into a bunch of other stories that you can check out below. Enjoy!
This week Yahoo! dies, SpaceX fires a used rocket, Facebook makes gobs of money, Apple forgets how to name devices, and Bitcoin is determined to not be currency. We cover it all, plus more. The show notes are below.
Is that the Loch Ness Monster? Will Nike drop the FuelBand? Will the iPhone 6 costs an extra $100? We answer these questions, plus so much more.
Like for example, we talk about Nest Lab’s plans to manage a network of homes and charge the utilities for reducing their peak load. We also talk about Dropbox’s purchase of Loom and the future of photo management, the rumors of Nike killing the Fuelband and somehow partnering with Apple, Mark Zuckerberg unbundling Facebook, AOL’s history with AIM, and Amazon’s 3D phone.
We managed to almost completely ignore D11 this week. Though, we did stick in a couple stores about Apple and Mary Meeker.
We also talked about light canceling fiber optics, the 49er’s new stadium, HTC’s advertising problem, Yahoo’s strategy of buying a ton of companies, Freescale’s ant-sized SoC, Apple’s new iPod Touch, Sony’s electronic loses, the Sun-Times photographer firing, and Intel’s new Haswell chips.
Episode 58! Matthew reviews the Kindle Paperwhite, Google announces the Nexus 4 and 10 along with 700,000 apps, Ethiopian kids teach themselves to read, Scott Forstall exists Apple while Johnny Ive takes over, Matthew reviews the iPad Mini, Elon Musk shoots for Mars, and Disney buys Lucasfilm.