Microsoft

Episode 103. Microsoft opens the Windows, Mozilla lets you donate your privacy to science, and Google gets FLoCblocked

Windows 11 goes beyond a makeover to challenge Apple. Meanwhile, Mozilla and others are providing new options for privacy choices as Google tries to bake up a new post-cookie future.

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Episode 102. Privacy, platforms, and profit potential at WWDC, streaming game services seek out devices

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—What a continuing privacy push and deeper health focus at WWDC say about Apple’s evolution
—Whether Google and Microsoft can take their streaming game services to the next level with popular device integrations

Episode 99: Google I/O from privacy to sci-fi, Spotify’s audio turf grab, and Snap snaps up AR tech

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
shift, new Workspace features, natural language leaps, and holographic conferencing
—how Spotify is waging a two-front war against Apple and Amazon in a bid to dominate audio as Netflix eyes gaming
—what obstacles “camera company” Snap must overcome as it steps up its AR investments

96. Apple’s sales boom, Instagram’s Clubhouse features, and Samsung’s strengthening ecosystem

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

—whether Apple’s earnings reveal continued pandemic demand or more generational change drivers as 5G expands
—how Facebook continues to seek business diversification via a Clubhouse-like Instagram mode, a greater commerce focus, and more 
—how Samsung has continued to weave its ecosystem message together with the Galaxy Book Pros

95. The iPad gets the Mac’s brain, AirTags find Tile’s market, and Google fights for FloC

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

—whether Apple’s new iMac and iPad mean can boost demand for desktops and powerful tablets

—how Apple’s new AirTags product stacks up to competition from Tile as regulatory scrutiny increases

—how Facebook and Google are going deeper into their own networks with video privacy standards to maximize ad models

Microsoft

94. Microsoft buys Nuance, Apple’s TV tech, and Jeff Bezos’ swan song

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

—what Microsoft’s purchase of Nuance Communications means for healthcare and beyond

—how Apple’s rumored HomePod extensions could transform the TV experience

—how Jeff Bezos’ final shareholder letter lays out a roadmap for Amazon.

Episode 93. Apple and Epic in court, Clubhouse’s Twitter retort, and Best Buy’s subscription support

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

—how the Mac has become a pawn in the battle between Epic Games and Apple reaches trial

–what are the next steps for Clubhouse as its valuation reaches what Twitter tried to buy it for

—how Best Buy can optimize the service bundle in its new Best Buy Beta subscription program

Intel chip

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

YouTube

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