This week we tackle the biggest issues facing society: Marriage, Money and Monopolies. We’re also trying a new format for how we link to stories. Let us know what you think!
Companies are spending billions of dollars in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. For example, Apple is spending billions in specialized manufacturing parts. Facebook is trying to spend billions of buy competing mobile apps.
We also talk about graphene’s super capacitor potential, Coin’s card that lets you hold 8 cards at once, Sony’s Playstation 4, Dropbox’s new business accounts, Android’s market share and the overall mobile fight, Facebook’s attempt to buy SnapChat, Apple’s massive investments in manufacturing, Automatic’s car data tracker, and MIT’s dynamic shape display called inFORM.
- DDR4 and the Next Step for RAM
- Graphene Supercapacitors have the same energy density as Lithium ion batteries
- Apple spending 10.5 billion on manufacturing capital equipment
- Apple Bought PrimeSense, The Same Company That Helped Make Kinect A Reality
- Android has over 80% global market share
- MIT built an awesome shape shifting display
- Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside on How the $179 Moto G Can Change the Low-End Smartphone Game
- Is the Moto G the Goldilocks phone for spendthrifts?
- Dropbox Hits 200M Users, Unveils New “For Business” Client Combining Work And Personal Files
- Snapchat Spurned $3 Billion Acquisition Offer from Facebook
- Instagram and Youtube
- Snap Out of It: Kids Aren’t Reliable Tech Predictors
- Automatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant
- Tired of a fat wallet? Coin lets you hold all your cards in a single, connected card
- Forced Google Plus integration on YouTube backfires, petition hits 112,000
This week’s episode is a little dark. We talk about Hulu expanding into original shows, kites that harness wind power, computer worms, SOPA protests, disrupting politics and Hollywood, Apple’s iBooks, and Lego’s new social network ReBrick.
- Hulu Plans to Raise Money as It Expands Into Original Shows
- Makani’s Kite-Like Turbines Harness Wind Power At Altitude
- “Worm: The First Digital War” by Mark Bowden
- Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing All Shut Down For a Day in Protest of SOPA
- Beyond SOPA: Let’s Iterate Politics
- Y Combinator Sees the Deeper Meaning of SOPA/PIPA: It’s Time to Kill Hollywood
- Apple in Education event
- Apple’s Big Problem: Pricing
- Why the Emotional Criticism of iBooks Author Is Wrong
- ReBrick: Lego Launches Social Media Site