Roku

Episode 98: iPhone users opt out of tracking, Google stares down Roku, and Windows 10x gets axed

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—how Facebook is reacting to iPhone users’ overwhelming tracking opt-out.
—why Roku is cornered as it negotiates with Google over YouTube
—whether Microsoft has learned an important lesson by canceling Windows 10x

Facebook

97. Facebook’s Oversight Board punts, Twitter adds to subscription portfolio, and the push to extend Moore’s Law

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they provide insights on the biggest tech stories, including:
—what the outcome of Facebook’s Oversight Board means for the future of the the site’s governance
—how the latest Twitter acquisitions and features are fueling its push into in the creator economy
—the innovations from IBM and Lightmatter driving computing beyond today’s processor limitations

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

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

Facebook

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

Facebook

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

US Senate

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.

2020

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.