Exponent Podcast: Fashionable to Be Cynical

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we follow-up on Facebook versus the media, and then dive into Spectacles and what makes for a compelling product. Listen to it here.

Spotify to Buy Soundcloud?, Apple Logs iMessage Contacts, Aetna and Apple Watch

Once you understand Spotify’s long-term business model buying Soundcloud makes a lot of sense. Then, Apple didn’t do anything wrong with iMessages, other than show they’re (rightfully) not privacy absolutists. Plus a few quick words on a big deal with Aetna.

Snapchat Spectacles and the Future of Wearables

Creating the future is not just about technology but about creating markets. Right now Snapchat is doing that as well as anyone, which bodes well for Spectacles (but don’t count out Apple).

Exponent Podcast: Move On from the 80s

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Oracle’s Cloudy Future. Listen to it here.

Is AWS a Commodity?, Chat App Updates: WeChat, Facebook, and Google

The conventional wisdom is that AWS is a commodity, but that only makes sense in the context of the old world. Then, Google tries to catch up to Facebook which tries to catch up to WeChat which is leaping ahead.