Episode 81. The Riot, The Response, and the Race to Your Face

Join Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin as we check in before CES with an episode to ring in the new year that includes:

—What the Facebook and Twitter responses to the Capitol riot could mean for the future of political speech online
-How smart glasses offerings from Facebook, Amazon and others are evolving in the consumer and enterprise space.

Episode 80. Looking Back, Looking Ahead: How the pandemic shook the industry, the Big Tech backlash, and trade war fallout

Join Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin as we look back at 2020 and look ahead to 2021 to analyze the industry’s biggest tech stories, including:

—How tech and other industries will take the first steps toward the post-pandemic future

—How Google and Facebook will react to their government lawsuits as Apple faces developer protest.

—How the trade war between the U.S. and China may engulf new companies and geographies

Episode 79. Facebook Claims Apple is Destroying the Internet, Twitter Tries to Improve Communication, and Roku Win HBO Max

Join Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin as they provide insights on this week’s biggest tech stories, including:

—Facebook’s attack of Apple’s forthcoming privacy changes
—Twitter’s attempts to change personal communication and interactions
—Roku’s win of HBO Max.

Episode 78. The Fate of Facebook, The Hating on Halo, and More Movies from the Mouse

Join Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin as they provide insights on this week’s biggest tech stories, including:

—Whether government actions to break up Facebook would be feasible or effective
—How new wearables from Amazon and Apple push boundaries on privacy and price.
—Why the backlash to The Walt Disney Company and WarnerMedia disrupting movie release windows could extend beyond the pandemic.

Episode 77. Swooping in: Salesforce channels Slack, FedEx clicks to buy ShopRunner, and Amazon hits play on Wondery

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

—Whether Salesforce can keep Slack momentum going as the enterprise chat pioneer faces daunting competition from Microsoft
—How Amazon is expanding its podcast horizons with Wondery as Spotify touts Anchor’s long tail
—How FedEx can leverage ShopRunner versus Amazon’s and Walmart’s free shipping options.

Episode 76. Amazon Pharmacy battles drug stores and Google embraces banks as the Mac is reborn

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

—How the launch of Amazon Pharmacy illustrates what the retail giant can leverage as it enters a new business
—Why Google chose to partner with banks instead of going it alone as it expands Google Pay
—How Apple’s reborn M1-based Macs lay the foundation for the next generation of apps and devices

Episode 75. Election Winners? The Gig Economy, Data Privacy, and Social Media Friction

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on this week’s biggest tech stories, including:
—What the passing of California’s Proposition 22 means for Uber, Lyft, and other gig economy companies
—How California Privacy Rights Act (Proposition 24) and Michigan’s Proposition 2 could help shape national data privacy law.
—How social media has responded to baseless election claims and what it means for the future of disinformation.

Episode 74. Social media vs. Section 230, Samsung, Spotify and Netflix roll on

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on this week’s biggest tech stories, including:
– The Senate again takes on social media. We take on the potential of custom social scoring algorithms
– What Samsung is doing to keep customers engaged at the high end of its product line
– Raising prices in a pandemic? We look at some driving motivators behind Netflix’s price bump

Episode 73. The DOJ Sues Google, Facebook wants to be your neighbor, and Quibi calls it quits

Join Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin as they provide insights on this week’s biggest tech stories, including:
-The DOJ lawsuit against Google: Dive into how Google maintains search dominance and the impact of different remedies
-Facebook takes on features of Nextdoor: Examine the potential effect given Facebook’s record of integrating competitive features
-Quibi calls it quits while Apple TV pushes forward: Learn how Apple’s runway is letting it make moves Quibi couldn’t

Get all and more in this episode of Techspansive