Episode 20: Amazon’s purchase of eero, Apple’s Next Event, and Amazon Breaks Up with NYC

In this episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin delve into Amazon’s purchase of eero and what it means for access to Alexa. Next, we look at the promise of Apple’s services launch in March and its potential for publishers. Ross and Shawn then talk about their hometown dynamics and how they contributed to Amazon’s decision to leave New York City but stay in Virginia. Finally, no prefabricated cubicle can shield you from the excitement of the new Techspansive Lightning Round.

Episode 14: End of Year Grading for Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft

In this episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin hand out report cards to five big tech ecosystem companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. We’ll discuss some of their biggest highlights and lowlights and assign a final grade for the year as well as consider what’s in store for them in 2019.

Episode 11: Apple Music on Echo and Stories on YouTube and Instagram

In this episode, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin look at Apple and Amazon working together to get Apple Music on Amazon Echo devices and what it means for Apple’s continued moves into content. Plus, we look at the impact of Stories in social media as Instagram moves to reign in anonymous “finsta” accounts with its “close friends” feature and YouTube provides another way for its top content producers to reach out to their audiences with the ephemeral post format.

Episode 4: Microsoft’s Surface event in NYC and Amazon Go

This week, Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin dig into the announcements from Microsoft’s Surface event in NYC. That sets up a broader discussion of how the major tech giants approach hardware and its integration with their other strategic initiatives. Plus, Shawn shares his impression of the Amazon Go store in Chicago and what businesses might feel the impact of its competition.