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.
Douglas Engelbart lead the way on creating the mouse. Today, companies are pursing touch interfaces and wearable computing – especially watches.
We also talk about Yahoo’s purchase of BigNoggin and their overall strategy, Apple’s move from Samsung to TSMC for making their chips, MIT’s optical transistor research, Zynga’s new boss and the first solar-power transcontinental flight.
Episode 45 is a great one this week! The Daily lays off 70 people, Windows 8 Metro kinda gets a new name, NBC sets a new Olympic streaming record. We also talk about making apps irreducible, how Facebook can make more money, Facebook’s bot problem, iPhone secrets, and the future of social gaming. We also mention Twitter’s new $ tag, using a 3D printer to make a gun, the new new Digg, the Protean Echo Ubercard, Wahooly’s new CapLinked partnership, and the curious Mars Landing.
It’s episode 35, on Memorial Weekend! We talk about Microsofts new So.cl project, why Uberconference sounds awesome and Apple & Samsung being the biggest chip buyers in the world. We then dive into the effects of the carrier subsidy, Facebook’s new Camera app, and Reddit founder’s Bat Signal idea for the internet. Plus a bunch more!
Episode 32 and there’s lots of news to cover this week. We talk about why Google & Facebook might be gone in 5-8 years. Why Moore’s law will be done in 10 years. The amazing Samsung Galaxy S III, Yahoo’s Disgrace, and AT&T’s biggest regret.