In this episode, Shawn and Ross look at why we've seen Big Tech, highlighted by Apple reaching a $2 trillion market cap, has grown at the expense of other sectors during the pandemic. Plus, we debate whether Zoom's burst onto consumer video chat devices represents an extension of its strategy or a deviation from its enterprise focus. Finally, as a startup announces plans for a new BlackBerry smartphone in 2021, we look at what it might offer that TCL didn’t.
In this episode, Shawn and Ross look at the latest developments among the major carriers’ 5G rollouts, as well as how T-Mobile is keeping up its pro-consumer messaging as it retires the Sprint brand. Next, we look at Apple’s opportunity to grow the Mac’s share as it adds more homegrown tech form its iPad and iPhone lines. Finally, we explore Microsoft’s smart marketing move in working with the NBA to have fans join basketball games via Microsoft Teams on giant displays as Microsoft’s Slack competitor keeps rolling along.
In this episode, Shawn and Ross continue looking at COVID-19’s impact on tech companies, including Amazon and Zoom, two that have seen significant scrutiny while acting as key resources for many businesses and consumers. Plus, a look at the completion of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger and how investment in 5G could change the game if quarantines are needed in the future.
In this episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin talk about some major tech themes that surfaced at CES. First, we take up how flexible and modular displays can blur device boundaries and open up new applications such as full-wall displays. Next, we discuss how the arrival of 5G and edge computing and 5G will challenge companies to develop new application strategies that make different tradeoffs between centralized control and sensor-driven responsiveness.
In this episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin discuss the implications of recent tests that show how well major voice agents fare when asked a range of questions across topics and what Apple’s promotion of a recent Google hire to the executive team might mean for the future of its AI efforts. Also, on the day that AT&T launches its mobile 5G network, we share some thoughts about what the long-awaited wireless standard means in the short-term and what applications it may enable in years to come.