Episode 92. Intel builds up, Medium slims down, and Apple downplays app store dominance

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:

-how Intel is positioned in its bold new move to ramp up its own, and others’, chip production
-why Medium decided to pivot yet again in the evolving web media landscape
-how Apple is trying to position the web as a rival to its app store

Episode 91. Sony and Facebook get a grip, social networks jump into audio and newsletters, and the “I’m a Mac” guy switches sides

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
-how Sony and Facebook are defining control of extended reality with controllers and wearables
-whether Facebook’s curtailing of groups can help improve its user experience as it and Twitter take on Substack and Clubhouse
—how Apple and Intel are reviving old commercial characters as they again become silicon rivals

Episode 90. The iPhone mini hits the 5G wall, NFTs conquer the art world, and YouTube meets the boob tube

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Researchas they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
-why Apple’s iPhone mini hasn’t lived up to the lofty success of other iPhone 12 models
-the latest on non-fungible tokens’ (NFT) impact on the art world and digital asset
—why YouTube and YouTube TV are making living room inroads and the implications for streaming incumbents

Episode 89. Microsoft Meshes us into VR, smartwatch sales flatten out, and Square and Qualcomm make musical moves

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
-whether Microsoft can holoport customers to VR collaboration with its new Mesh offering
—how Square hopes its investment in Tidal brings music to the Street’s ears and how Qualcomm hopes to drown out Apple’s AirPods with Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound.
—what the latest smartwatch market numbers mean for Apple, Huawei, and Google.

Episode 88. Facebook praises ads, TV OS wars hit prime time, and Fry’s meets its demise

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Researchas they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—whether Facebook’s make a better case against Apple that people want personalized advertising
—how Google and LG are ramping up their smart TV operating systems to take on Samsung and Roku
—what the passing of the iconic Fry’s Electronics retail chain means for the future of tech discovery

Episode 87. Facebook battles Australia, Chrome OS surpasses macOS, and Amazon Invents Kickstarter

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Researchas they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—how Facebook’s battle with Australia sets up another contrast with Google’s conflict avoidance
—what implications Chrome OS passing macOS has for both Apple and Microsoft
—why Amazon is perfectly suited for its own take on product crowdfunding

Episode 86. Cuban clubs Clubhouse, Salesforce quits its day job, and TikTok winds down the clock

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—how the race to compete with surging Clubhouse fits in with social media revenue diversification
-how Salesforce has boosted Slack’s promise by declaring the death of 9-to-5
—what the TikTok policy change could mean for U.S. policy toward China tech

Episode 85. Bezos says bye, Google reels in Stadia, and Apple drives toward the future

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—what we can expect from the CEO transition at Amazon
—what game development studio closures mean for Google’s Stadia service.
—the takeaways from the latest Apple augmented reality and car rumors

Episode 84. Redditors pump GameStop as Facebook plans to take on a surging Apple

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—what impact the Reddit-fueled GameStop run-up has for algorithmic investing
—what contributed to Apple’s record-breaking quarter
—why Facebook is moving toward war with Apple but Google is not

Episode 83. Biden and Big Tech, IDing Rioters, and Apple’s VR Pivot

Join Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—what Biden administration policies and priorities will mean for tech companies
—how a website identifying faces from the Capitol riot has implications for privacy
-what Apple gains and loses if it pursues a VR headset