Craig and Sean return to talk about the revolution that appears to be coming with the final stage of Google Fiber rolling out. A 1 Gbps connection in every internet enabled household could change the way we interact with all the technology around us. Google also brings another exciting bit of news with their acquisition of Wildfire, the social media company. Did Google have to take this as a lesser-Buddy Media? Does Wildfire have some technology under-the-hood that we haven't seen? All this and more is discussed on this episode of Obsessive Disruption. Interact and engage by tweeting #techtalksfm or visiting craigkhall.com.
Craig and Sean go with the off-the-cuff approach to dissecting the Netflix vs. Blockbuster streaming service current approach. With Netflix dominating the industry that they helped create, what went wrong for the once mighty Blockbuster company? At one point, Blockbuster retail outlets were all over America and now they've gone into bankruptcy. Netflix innovative an industry and now continues to innovate with content production as part of its focus. Tune into the podcast or #techtalksfm on Twitter to join the growing conversation. A thank you to the over 1,000 listeners for only a little over a month of producing these talks. http://www.craigkhall.com for more in-depth analysis on all these topics.
Craig and Sean hop off a CNN article that describes social media automation. Is the social world becoming less social by the day? Is it a concern that organizations and companies that once utilized these as direct, organic lines to their customers are increasingly making their channels automated? Whether it is the twitter bots that have convinced some users that they are real or the scheduling of tweet, Obsessive Disruption believes the social world may be shifting to a more personalized, contextual world. A world where, perhaps, a virtual version of you resides corresponding with virtual and real people around the world. #techtalksfm to join the conversation and CraigKHall.com for further comments.
Craig and Sean sit down for a fun talk around viral videos and how they can be constructed to ensure maximum effect when being distributed. Technological advances make it imperative in todays world to earn the attention of users prior to even beginning to think about having some sort of product to push their way. As always, tune into TechTalks.fm for daily podcasts and #techtalksfm to join the discussion.
Obsessive Disruption discusses the trending world of mobile and how Microsoft is an example of a large corporation not making the necessary quick transition. Small businesses and large enterprises all need to embrace the new world of mobile to ensure customer engagement and retention going forward. #TechTalksFM or www.techtalks.fm to join the conversation and comment on any topic brought up during the shows.
Craig and Sean discuss the recent Fortune conversation that took place in Aspen, Colorado with Google Exec Eric Schmidt and Paypal Founder Peter Thiel. Is technology really improving life in the last 30 years? Is Google as innovative as they once were? These philosophical yet important questions surrounding tech and its accelerating growth are addressed by these juggernauts of the Silicon Valley world. Obsessive Disruption takes their view on the matter while tying in the persistent conversation of filter bubbles, emerging mobile trends and organizational needs. Tune in to TechTalks.fm for the daily podcast along with CraigKHall.com for more detailed articles. #TechTalksFm
After a day full of conversation with local entrepreneurs and business owners, Craig and Sean finish the podcasting with 'Phygital'. The blending of the physical with the digital has become so prevalent in all aspects of daily operations around technology that to ignore it as this point would be incredibly detrimental. We explore all our conversations of the day and invite anyone who was here or anyone interested to engage with the #techtalksfm tag. Simply tag #techtalksfm and it will go towards the stream on the website as well. TechTalks.fm
Sean and Craig discuss the morning activities at the 2012 Smalbany event at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Tech Valley.
With Apple's Mountain Lion 10.8 OS X release coming soon, July 25th by most accounts, Craig and Sean begin with the idea of convergence. When will these operating systems become one common thread that connects us all through our devices? iCloud and iOS along with Android and their cloud have shown these services are coming. Transformation of the world around us by a persistent connection with the cloud and the devices around us. If we can plan for these future of "apps" that live across all these different formed devices we can become more prepared to utilize them for our businesses and personal needs. Tune in to TechTalks.fm for our daily podcasts and conversation stream. #techtalksfm to join the conversation.
To recap the theme of the week, Craig and Sean begin with the acquisition of Digg and all its assets. Ouya continues to roll with their huge 4.5 million dollar crowd-round of capital raise. Kickstarter shows how a great idea with smart marketing will allow these start-ups to flourish with pre-orders and support across the world. As always, the technology talk focuses around the implications of all this news versus the nitty gritty hardware specifications. http://Techtalks.fm for conversation, comments, thoughts and http://CraigKHall.com for further analysis and blogs on tech.
After seeing Ouya grow to over 4M dollars in a few days, Craig and Sean took a look at exactly the path start-up (then) Pandora took. Hundreds of pitches to VC's and years (yes, years) of accrued salaries and then an eventual IPO. Is the world of capital raising and start-ups changing forever? Will this hurt or help the investor scene and fledgling companies?The ability for the crowd to fund projects and companies is going to continue to grow so on this Obsessive Disruption, we dive into the many implications of this along with the typical path we've seen and read about for many start-ups. Check out the all new http://www.techtalks.fm and http://www.craigkhall.com for conversation and your thoughts.
Ouya is the most successful Kickstarter project ever. The open Android gaming system has blown away expectations and is the hottest piece in technology right now. Obsessive Disruption focuses on how the Kickstarter paradigm is now bringing these projects and start-ups to the limelight. What exactly does this mean for the capital raising process? Is Ouya a success merely because of the amount of money it raised? Is the ability to raise such money a good or bad thing and ultimately will watching a project like this live its course will we see a huge success or not?
Craig and Sean discuss the acquisition of social media marketing firm Involver by Oracle today. With giants like Microsoft and SalesForce buying these social media companies as well, what does this mean for the current landscape of technology? Is the proliferation of mobile devices as social communication devices leading the push or is it the business / enterprise domain vast untapped market leading to the need for robust social media solutions? As Obsessive Disruption discusses these topics it circles back as always to the ever-present debate of utilizing these emerging technologies in today's business world to market oneself or one's product. Check out TechTalks.fm or CraigKHall.com for further involvement and articles.
Another episode of Obsessive Disruption has Craig return to the helm to discuss where Sean left off. The mobile phone dominates our world and our social lives, or does it? With usage of mobile devices suggesting short bursts of use rather than pre-longed experiences, how does one adjust to capitalize on the extensive market it represents? We dive back into the conversation of context being the key to drive aggregation and separation for businesses and services, such as Airtime. The highly touted service has seen a dip in users since its inception several months ago but what does that mean? Are they working out the kinks? Does there need to be a threshold in order for the social search to work? As always, listen to the daily podcast for this and more. Check us out at TechTalks.fm , CraigKHall.com or @craighall.
With the rumors heating up around the iPad Mini, Sean takes another crack at a solo podcast. Will this 7 or 8 inch tablet from Apple be the game-changer to the mini tablet market? Apple wins a big lawsuit again Google and Samsung which will momentarily stop sales of the Nexus and Tab 10.1. What will Google and Samsung do to combat this? Is the patent lawsuits of the tech world becoming too frivolous or is it a needed part of the ever-expanding world of technology? Sean spins off for a few minutes to become a Google fan and defend those who are attacking them for becoming defocused or moving away from their core product, search. And finally how Netflix's latest number of 1B streams a month ties back into the world of YouTube. As always, techtalk.fm or craigkhall.com for further discussion. We welcome comments, suggestions and tips for making sure ObsessiveDisruption keeps gaining momentum in the tech world.
With Craig on vacation for the holiday (rightfully so), Sean takes over with some discussions on the content overload present today and how to take advantage to rise above it all. What is an individual, small business or enterprise to do with the current content stream that exists? Can it be leveraged successfully to help promote a message and gain more interested individuals? If so, what are some of the ways people can start tapping into this wealth of information? These questions and more are explored for a shorter podcast. As always, questions and comments are welcomed anywhere and everywhere to help shape the show into the best tech podcast available.
On this episode of TechTalks.fm, Craig and Sean take to the streets of Albany (Olde English Pub) in order to discuss the App Store changes that Apple has rolled out (and presumably revoked) to their search algorithms. Now with the world revolving around consuming information through hyper-focused applications on their mobile devices, how will the way search provides information change? Obsessive Disruption brings the conversation around how marketers and individuals can use these new emerging trends to promote the content that provides relevancy to their service,brand, product, etc. Though a shorter conversation than normal, Craig and Sean explore what is the inevitable evolution of the world of searching keywords into the realm of what Google Now and Siri provide. A world focused around custom interactive application portals.
Google announced on Wednesday of their I/O Developer Conference something that is truly extraordinary. Project Glass that was rumored to be nothing more than a skunkworks project by Google X has been showcased in dramatic fashion (listen in for some thoughts on the skydiving entrance) while allowing US based developers to pre-order a copy for $1500, if they went to I/O. Craig and Sean discuss how these could be the first truly game changing technology of the decade. What implications do these devices have for the consumer and business space? Will everyone be wearing these within the next few years? And is there any company trying to or positioned to compete with a piece of Google bred glasses?
With the Google I/O conference keynote underway, Craig and Sean watch the live blog while dissecting the possible announcements brewing. The all-but-certain Nexus 7 would provide a strong competitor to the Kindle Fire and showcase the new Jelly Bean operating system for Android. Will it be able to blow the Kindle Fire out of the water and keep the all so important user base around Google's products? Will Google bring any news to the project glass product they teased several weeks ago? With all these ways for consumers to interact with devices it appears the age where social search and knowledge graphs become standard. The persistent data produced by us all on a daily basis becomes the standard to which all our content can be delivered to us through search (whether it is voice, text, etc.). Tune in for another episode of Obsessive Disruption and join the conversation at CraigKHall.com We would love to hear any and all thoughts.
Near field communication technology represents a dramatic change approaching the world of retail and mobile. When one incorporates, like Google did with their Wallet, NFC into a mobile device you are allowing consumers to open a communication channel that is virtually frictionless to POS and countless of other systems. Can software giants like Microsoft, Apple and Google own this space with their hardware? And create another ecosystem of payments that threatens the typical payment providers? Or will the likes of AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon band together with their ISIS competitor to create a whole new monetization method for the Telecos. Craig and Sean dive into these questions and discuss the breadth of technology world on another episode of Obsessive Disruption.