Episode 110. When Apple throws developers a bone: The customer contact concession

In this episode, we dig deep on Apple’s token trade-off as it settles its class-action lawsuit brought by U.S. app developers, what it means for other legal and regulatory threats to the company, and what the implications could be for future Apple platform. Finally, we look at app evolution against the backdrop of how the web and Apple have changed since the early days of the App Store.

Microsoft

Episode 106. Live. From the cloud. It’s Windows! Plus, Netflix is getting game and Twitter sinks its fleets

We discuss what impact Microsoft easing cloud access to Windows could have on security and the PC market. Meanwhile, Netflix’ huge app installed base could provide an advantage as it jumps into the streaming game market. Finally, we look at why Twitter ended its experiment with ephemeral content via fleets.

Join Shawn DuBravac of Avrio Institute and Ross Rubin of Reticle Research as they dig deep into tech news in every episode of Techspansive!

Episode 101: nVidia’s AI gauntlet, Twitter tells us the weather, and Huawei hatches HarmonyOS

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

—what the Computex announcements from nVidia and AMD mean for the future of graphics acceleration and AI

—why Twitter’s bet on collectives could prove stickier for creators than Substack

—how Huawei might win allies in the uphill battle that faces with its Android variant, HarmonyOS

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

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

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

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.

Episode 61. Trips, Chips and Memberships

In this episode, Shawn and Ross look at the latest moves in the self-driving car space as Elon Musk says Tesla is close to perfecting fully autonomous cars in the wake of Amazon buying startup Zoox. Next, we look at the potential for a subscription-based Twitter and how that social network’s latest moves contrast with Facebook’s. Finally, as Nvidia passes Intel’s market cap, we take a look at the initial benchmarks at the chips that will be powering the next generation of Macs.

Episode 57. Twitter’s Face-off with Trump

In this episode, Shawn and Ross break down the feud between President Trump and Twitter, looking at my of the elements of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Plus, we look at Microsoft’s Fluid Framework for modular documents, evaluate a VR comeback attempt for HTC’s co-founder, and discuss whether the messy launch of HBOMax will do much to hurt the service in the long term.