In this week’s episode, Shawn and Ross talk about Microsoft’s announcements from this week’s Build conference. We also discuss what’s happening in the world of podcasts. Joe Rogan is going exclusive on Spotify while Bloomberg reports Audible is in talks to acquire celebrity podcasts and Amazon Music is preparing to add podcasts.
In this episode, Shawn and Ross look at the dynamics at play in the competitive dispute between Spotify and Apple as well as major trends in the games market such as Microsoft’s cross-platform ambitions. Finally, in our Lightning Round, Garmin makes its Marq on luxury watches, Lyft justifies its scooter and bike push, and Google Docs makes sure kids get the message.
In this episode. Shawn DuBravac and Ross Rubin talk about the big moves that Spotify has made in the podcast space as it seeks to shore up its business against platform providers and emulate successful models of Netflix and YouTube. In addition, they look at the impact that Facebook and other companies face as new regulations require greater transparency when combining data from multiple media properties. Finally, Ross and Shawn take a look at the latest in 5G as Sprint sues AT&T over its network branding and T-Mobile says it plans to sit out creating a bundle of broadband TV programming.