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Ramblings about all the tech worth talking about, with Danial Shaikh and Shubham Datta

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    Episode 35: Newsfeed 2.0

    From desktops to mobile, the newsfeed has become a fundamental element of how we interact with software today. Danial and Shubham discuss the history of the newsfeed and its recent evolution into the "story", popularized by Snapchat.

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    Episode 34: Twitter Fingers Turn to Trigger Fingers

    On this week’s episode, we talk about media. First we discuss Netflix’s earnings release and how it's betting its future on original content. We then shift gears to President Trump’s inauguration, discuss broken records, his use of Twitter and whether the days of traditional media outlets like CNN are in the past.

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    Episode 33: Once our jobs are automated, all we'll do is play video games

    This week we discuss Nintendo's Switch, its implications on the broader gaming industry, and whether we think it'll capture gamers' attention. Then we discuss McKinsey’s latest report on workplace automation and consider how certain industries will need to change and adapt to the the new ways of doing work.

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    Episode 32: CES 2017 and the Future of AI-powered Consumer Technology

    On this week's episode, we kick off 2017 by highlighting the major themes from this year's Consumer Electronics Show. We saw companies continue to push artificial intelligence into the home by adding voice control into every possible crevice. We then move to Nvidia, a company that almost tripled in value in 2016, who's graphics processing technology is making AI possible at some of the largest companies in the world.

    Links

    Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It - Backchannel

    Amazon’s Alexa is everywhere at CES 2017 - The Verge

    Nvidia hits prime time at CES this year - TechCrunch

    Nvidia and Audi aim to bring a self-driving AI car to market by 2020 - TechCrunch

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    Episode 31: 2016: A Year of Major Keys and Blessings in Tech

    2016 has been a year of both surprises (virtual reality finally made it to market!) and disappointments (everything related to conversational commerce...). However, when looking back, it's clear that several key themes came to define the year and lay the groundwork for the years ahead. As we close out 2016, Danial and Shubham look back at these themes, including: artificial intelligence, the evolution of social media, the emergence of live video on all our various feeds, the mainstream debut of virtual reality, and the continued developments in the field of autonomous vehicles.

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    Episode 30: Wearables still don't fit our lives

    Wearables were supposed to be the next big thing. However, after a year of disappointments, including lagging sales of the Apple Watch Series 2 and an absolute thrashing of Fitbit's stock price, it seems that the category won't live up the hype, at least not for the time being. The situation leaves us asking whether there anything that could push wearable products to the next level and make them essential to our lives?

    On the other hand, we have single-purpose hardware products from the likes of GoPro, another company that has been facing turbulent times, including failed product launches and a significant downsizing of its workforce. Could this be another nail in the coffin of hardware startups?

    Links

    Fitbit is buying troubled smartwatch maker Pebble for around $40 million - TechCrunch

    Moto pushes off smartwatches indefinitely - The Verge

    GoPro Cutting 15% of Workforce, Closes Entertainment Unit - Bloomberg

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    You'll learn about the record breaking numbers posted by retailers on 2016's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale periods and the incredible growth of sales from mobile devices. Then, you'll hear about how you could soon save money by cancelling your cable package and signing up for Amazon Prime for all your live sports viewing needs! It's an absolute savings bonanza!

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    Links

    Black Friday online sales to hit a record-breaking $3 billion, over $1 billion from mobile - TechCrunch

    U.S. Cyber Monday sales jump, set to surpass initial estimate - Reuters

    Amazon Shareholders, This Shopping Season Should Have You Worried - The Street

    Why Amazon's Shares Are Slumping Despite Record Cyber Monday Sales - [Fortune] http://fortune.com/2016/11/28/cyber-monday-amazon-shares/

    BuzzFeed Wants to Sell You Stuff - Fortune

    Amazon Explores Possible Premium Sports Package With Prime Membership - The Wall Street Journal

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    Episode 28: Airbnb is trippin'

    Airbnb looks ready to shake up another industry as it moves beyond providing just accommodations with "Trips", a feature it hopes will attract travellers interested in experiences that leverage the expertise of locals. Elsewhere in the hospitality industry, McDonalds introduced mobile ordering and table service in an effort to hasten the speed of service at its countless restaurants.

    Links

    Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites - The New York Times

    Instagram launches disappearing Live video and messages - TechCrunch

    This is Snapchat’s new Spectacles store in New York City - TechCrunch

    Airbnb's Ambitious Second Act Will Take It Way Beyond Couch-Surfing - Vanity Fair

    McDonald’s Introduces Screen Ordering and Table Service - The New York Times

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    Episode 27: Make Facebook Great Again!

    "#Election2016" has come and gone, and one thing is certain: social media has become absolutely integral to our lives. Sadly, as algorithms have learned more about us, our social media feeds have slowly closed us off to opposing viewpoints. Yet, as Facebook and Twitter become ever more important as sources of news, Instagram and Snapchat evolve to become better tools for content creation and curation.

    Overall, it's obvious that social media is here to stay and its implications go far beyond simply staying in touch with loved ones. At a bare minimum, we can be sure that Snapchat will continue to deliver ever more elaborate filters for us hide behind.

    Links

    Facebook, in Cross Hairs After Election, Is Said to Question Its Influence - The New York Times

    Facebook Messenger public chats arrive in two countries - Engadget
    Instagram gets ready to go Live with video - Financial Times

    Instagram stories now have mentions, links, and Boomerangs - The Verge

    Twitter in talks to sell Vine - Variety

    Snap Spectacles are here and they are ridiculously fun - The Verge

    Snapchat's new World Lenses might show what its like to use Snap Spectacles - Quartz

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    Episode 26: Microsoft isn't Slacking

    After its Q3 2016 results failed to impress Wall Street, Facebook introduced an expanded shopping experience for Instagram in the hopes of convincing investors that it can continue its superb record of growth.

    Microsoft unveiled Teams, its attempt to overtake the increasingly crowded realm of enterprise chat software, currently dominated by Slack. The company hopes Teams will bring together chat, the traditional Office suite, and a host of extensions to help teams get work done better and more efficiently.

    Links

    Facebook Defies Social Media Gravity With User and Profit Growth - The New York Times

    Shopping Coming to Instagram - Instagram Blog

    Microsoft Teams launches to take on Slack in the workplace - The Verge

    ...Slack's response to Microsoft Teams - Stewart Butterfield on Twitter

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    Episode 25: Tesla brings it all under one (solar) roof

    Apple's recent MacBook Pro announcements have critics once again predicting its downfall as it continues to shift its focus away from the professional user base that has come to rely on their products and towards the mainstream. All the while, Microsoft continued its attempts to attract professionals that would have otherwise purchased Apple hardware with its introduction of the Surface Studio and its Creators Update for Windows 10.

    In the world of sustainable energy, Elon Musk made another big promise with his introduction of the Tesla solar roof, which he hopes will put Tesla in the position to help customers sustainably generate, store, and ultimately, consume, renewable energy.

    Links

    Apple announces new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Touch ID, and USB-C - The Verge

    The Mac Platform Decline - Milen.Me

    Apple's October TV Surprise - Unauthoritative Pronouncements

    Microsoft Unveils Its First Desktop PC - The New York Times

    The Bizarre Role Reversal of Apple and Microsoft - Backchannel

    No One Saw Tesla’s Solar Roof Coming - Bloomberg

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    Episode 24: Nintendo switches it up

    Despite its recently announced plans to finally launch games on iOS and Android, Nintendo announced the Switch this week, its followup to the ill-fated Wii U. Danial and Shubham argue about whether or not Nintendo's hybrid approach makes sense in a marketplace split between casual gamers, who prefer gaming on their smartphones, and hardcore gamers, who'd rather spend time with their PlayStation 4 or PC.

    The two then discuss Tesla's announcement that all new Tesla vehicles will come equipped with the ability to be driven entirely autonomously (if you're willing to pay to unlock the feature) and compare Tesla's approach to Apple, who is purported to be scaling back its Apple Car initiatives.

    Links

    Nintendo Switch Reaches for a New Market With Home-and-Mobile Console - The New York Times

    All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware - Tesla

    How Apple Scaled Back Its Titanic Plan to Take on Detroit - Bloomberg

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    Episode 23: "Hey Siri, what's the Amazon Echo?"

    Artificial intelligence powered virtual assistants have become all the rage in the last year or so with both Amazon and Google announcing new products in the category. Danial and Shubham discuss what Amazon's unique approach to the Echo, and its focus on the home-first, rather than mobile-first, means for the industry.

    The two then discuss Facebook's introduction of Workplace, which brings everything you love about Facebook into the office, minus the embarrassing photos and the constant barrage of memes.

    Lastly, Danial and Shubham talk about what Snap Inc.'s recent changes to its marquee product, Snapchat, mean for its impending IPO.

    Links

    Amazon’s Music Service Launches With a Secret Weapon: Alexa - WIRED

    Google Home will go on sale today for $129, shipping November 4 - TechCrunch

    Facebook’s Slack competitor, Workplace, is finally here

    Recode

    Snapchat Picks Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to Lead IPO - Bloomberg

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    Episode 22: Reconstructing an old industry with technology (Alex Snyder, CEO and Co-Founder, Site2Site)

    Site2Site CEO Alex Snyder joins us to discuss his company's efforts to leverage technology to revolutionize the construction industry. After beginning life as a project to improve data acquisition at his parents' construction business, Site2Site has grown into a mobile app and platform that is now used by other companies in the UK, Australia, the United States, and Canada. 

    You can learn more about Site2Site here and keep up to date with the company on Twitter

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    Episode 21: Fiixing the broken auto repair industry (Khallil Mangalji, CTO, Fiix)

    We talk to Khallil Mangalji, the co-founder of Fiix, a Toronto-based startup that sends reliable, experienced auto mechanics to your home and what this service means for the broken auto repair industry. Khallil chats about Fiix's unconventional path to Y Combinator, building a thriving marketplace, and how to change an industry full of bad practices. 

    Before founding Fiix, he worked at Facebook, Apple, and a bitcoin startup in East Africa. Learn more about Fiix here and make sure to follow Khallil on Snapchat (kmx411). 

     

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    Episode 20: Convenience is Addictive (Meng Wang, Expansion Manager, Uber)

    We explore the rise of the on-demand economy with special guest Meng Wang, Expansion Manager at Uber responsible for their UberEATS product in Toronto. We learn more about the early days of UberEATS, why Uber chose Toronto, Uber's approach to the chicken and egg problem that plagues marketplaces, and tactics that the company is using to align supply and demand. 

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    Episode 19: Part 2: From BufferBox to Google (Jay Shah, Co-Founder)

    We continue our chat with Jay Shah, co-founder of BufferBox: a company that designed, built, and deployed a network of automated parcel pick-up stations that were accessible around the clock in locations all around Toronto. 

    In part 2, Jay discusses exactly how BufferBox attracted the attention of Google, what it was like being acquired by the tech behemoth, and why the honeymoon didn't last. And finally, Jay imparts some words of wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs on what BufferBox did right and what he would do differently if he were to start from scratch. 

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    Episode 18: Part 1: The BufferBox Story (Jay Shah, Co-Founder)

    In this two-part special, we go behind the scenes of an incredible startup story: BufferBox a company that designed, built, and deployed a network of automated parcel pick-up stations that were accessible around the clock in locations all around Toronto. 

    We talk to Jay Shah, a co-founder of BufferBox, about the company’s journey as a startup working out of a tiny office on the University of Waterloo campus, to surviving the famous Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator (YC), and ultimately, being acquired by Google. In part 1, Jay discusses the initial spark that led to the idea for BufferBox, delivering packages by hand, and making it through YC. 

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    Episode 17: The best design is that which you don't notice (Mark Bult, Art Director, Thanx)

    Design goes far beyond the pretty graphics you see in an app or flashy product packaging. Design is about about the all the various experiences and interactions you have with a product. On this episode, we discuss design with industry veteran Mark Bult, most recently Art Director at Thanx, a Sequoia-backed startup that makes loyalty and retention marketing effortless for both merchants and consumers. With over 20 years of design experience working with amazing companies such as Fitbit, CNET, Cloudera and CBS, Mark helps unpack exactly what makes great design, his approach to design, and much more. 

    See what Mark is up to on Twitter and make sure to check out what he has to say on Medium

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    Episode 15: Enabling frictionless finance (Michael Katchen, CEO, Wealthsimple)

    How can technology be leveraged to enable a more cost effective, user-friendly, and ultimately better experience for customers of financial services? We explore the intersection of personal finance and technology with Michael Katchen, CEO of Wealthsimple. 

    Follow Michael on Twitter (@mkatchen) and check out Wealthsimple to learn more about how you can better invest in the future you. 

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    Episode 13: Could virtual reality be for real? (Terrance Kwok, Sales Development Manager, Vidyard)

    Danial and Shubham explore the world of virtual reality and attempt to answer the questions: what is virtual reality, why its important, and why you should care?

    And, in a first for Bytes, Danial and Shubham welcome a special guest, Terrance Kwok, Sales Development Manager at Vidyard, joins the show to share his thoughts on how virtual reality may change the way we think about video.

    Follow Terrance on Twitter (@TerranceKwok) to keep up to date with all the goings on in the world of video marketing. 

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    Episode 12: MasterCard hopes to make your next purchase as easy as taking a selfie

    The internet and mobile devices have made it possible for you to stay in touch with friends and loved-ones across the world, yet we are still paying for our morning coffee in fundamentally the same way as we did decades ago. Danial and Shubham discuss the evolution of mobile and online payments and whether we'll ever be able to leave our homes without our wallets. Danial impresses a cashier by paying with Apple Pay, while Shubham is still fumbling with old-school credit cards. 

    0:00 - Intro
    0:54 - Facebook introduces "reactions"
    5:17 - Facebook and Virtual Reality
    9:08 - Rise of the (currently friendly) Robots
    11:45 - Payments
    35:35 - Byte of the Week (Payments Apps): Tilt, Payso, and Etup
    48:20 - Wrap-up

    Links

    • Facebook Is Using Those New "Like" Emojis to Keep Tabs on Your Emotions - Mic
    • Alphabet built a new humanlike robot and then immediately bullied it - Quartz
    • New Steps Toward the Future of Virtual Reality - Facebook Newsroom
    • Mark Zuckerberg Is ‘Obsessed’ With Livestreaming, Making Live a Top Priority at Facebook - ReCode
    • Mastercard rolls out selfie ID checks - BBC
    • Consumer Loyalty Remains Apple Pay's Missing Ingredient - PaymentsSource
    • Mobile Proximity Payment users to Surpass 1 Billion by 2019 - PaymentsSource
    • Londoners with Apple Pay can ride the Tube free for three days - The Verge
    • Why Starbucks Is Overhauling its Loyalty Rewards Program - Fortune
    • Starbucks is conquering a huge challenge in retail — and even Apple and Chipotle should be jealous - Business Insider
    • Tilt - App Store / Google Play
    • Payso - App Store / Google Play
    • Etup - App Store / Google Play
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    Episode 11: Your attention: Everyone wants it, but BuzzFeed is getting it.

    Organizations old and new are fighting tooth and nail in an effort to earn your attention. Danial and Shubham discuss the ways in which the media industry is evolving in a world where the smartphone is ubiquitous. Danial complains about Kanye West's decision to make his latest album exclusive to TIDAL, while Shubham wishes for Taylor Swift's music to one day be available on Spotify.  

    0:00 - Intro
    0:56 - TIDAL, Kanye West, and piracy
    12:45 - Privacy: Apple vs. the FBI
    15:50 - BuzzFeed and the future of media
    37:05 - Byte of the week: how we stay up to date with the news
    49:18 - Wrap-up 

    Links:

    • Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo Sparks Piracy Craze - TorrentFreak
    • Apple Opposes Order to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone - Bloomberg
    • A Message to Our Customers - Apple
    • How BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company - Fast Company
    • Why BuzzFeed is the Most Important News Organization in the World - Stratechery
    • CEO Jonah Peretti Explains How BuzzFeed Won the Internet - ReCode
    • Why BuzzFeed Is ‘All-In’ on Facebook Instant Articles, and Why the New York Times Is Not - ReCode
    • Facebook Will Make Instant Articles Available to All Publishers - The Wall Street Journal
    • Quartz: News in a whole new way - App Store
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    Episode 10: Is Amazon nuts for opening retail stores?

    The logistics industry is behind the scenes of delivering the seamless e-commerce experiences you and I have come to expect from the likes of Amazon and its contemporaries. Danial and Shubham discuss why Amazon's ambitions of breaking into the global logistics industry and continued efforts to establish a physical retail presence are not as crazy as they may initially sound. 10 episodes in, Danial and Shubham finally go nuts. 

    0:00 - Intro
    0:55 - Catch-up
    5:05 - Follow-up: Snapchat
    16:16 - The future of logistics and online shopping
    39:24 - Byte of the Week (Mobile Email Apps): Outlook vs Spark
    51:45 - Wrap up

    Links: 

    • Snapchat Wants to Let Users Subscribe to Their Favorite ‘Discover’ Publishers - ReCode
    • Imagining Snapchat’s Future - TechCrunch
    • My Little Sister Taught Me How To “Snapchat Like The Teens” - BuzzFeed
    • Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks - Quartz
    • Amazon Building Global Delivery Business to Take On Alibaba - Bloomberg
    • Amazon Is Said to Be Planning an Expansion Into Retail Bookstores - The New York Times
    • Snapdeal raises $200m from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan - Financial Times
    • Outlook - App Store / Google Play Store
    • Spark by Readdle - App Store
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    Episode 9: "Okay Google, what is artificial intelligence?"

    Artificial Intelligence, more commonly referred to as AI, is the study of the creation computers and computer software that are capable of intelligent behaviour. Danial and Shubham look at the ways in which AI could make our lives easier and also spend some time understanding the not-so-pleasant implications of an AI-powered future.  Danial, excited to try out his shiny new Fitbit, challenges Shubham to  see who can maximize their step-count. He gets destroyed. 

    0:00 - Intro
    0:58 - Catch-up
    3:27 - Follow-up & News
    14:08 - Artificial Intelligence
    28:09 - Byte of the Week: Soylent
    41:50 - Wrap-up

    Links:

    • Twitter improves the logged out Twitter experience - Twitter
    • Twitter to introduce algorithmic timeline as soon as next week - BuzzFeed
    • Jack Dorsey’s response to algorithmic timeline rumours - Twitter
    • Alphabet Q4 2015 Results - Alphabet
    • Alphabet passes Apple as most valuable firm - CNBC 
    • Google-parent Alphabet's moonshots lost $3.6 billion in 2015 - Business Insider
    • Why Google’s Artificial Intelligence Boss Is Taking Over the Search Empire - ReCode
    • AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next - WIRED
    • Introducing OpenAI - OpenAI
    • Microsoft Is Acquiring London’s AI-Driven SwiftKey For $250M - TechCrunch
    • Ex Machina - Film4 / DNA Films
    • The End of Food is Finally Here - The Wall Street Journal
    • Simple, healthy, affordable food - Soylent
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    Episode 8: What comes after the iPhone?

    The smartphone, that supercomputer in your pocket that you can no longer live without, has evolved from cool little gadget to indispensable tool. After reviewing the recent earnings releases of Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft, three companies that have been fundamentally reshaped by the mobile revolution, Danial and Shubham ponder what’s next for the smartphone. Danial goes to the Apple Store… again, while Shubham continues to ignore Danial’s tweets. 

    0:00 - Intro
    0:56 - Catch-up/Follow-up
    12:35 - Earnings: Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft
    27:50 -The Future of Smartphones and Wearables
    36:36 - Byte of the Week - If This Then Than (IFTTT)
    42:50 - Wrap-up

    Links :

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    Episode 7: Facebook is becoming Twitter faster than Twitter can become Facebook

    The social media landscape has changed profoundly since Facebook’s launch in 2004. Danial and Shubham discuss how their habits have changed over time and why they think messaging is the future of social media (and beyond!). As part of his (2010) New Year’s resolution to be a better friend, Danial decides to post more pictures of what he's eating on Facebook. Shubham decides to unfriend Danial.

    0:00 Intro
    0:50 Catch-up
    5:50 Follow-up
    11:30 Social Media
    32:49 Byte of the Week - Blab
    38:55 Wrap-up

    Links:

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    Episode 6: Now you can "Netflix and chill" all over the world!

    Subscription-based streaming services for music and video have changed the way we consume content.  Danial and Shubham dig deeper into the future of media and what it means for consumers. Danial continues to complain - this time about video ads on Spotify. Meanwhile, Shubham continues to mourn the absence Taylor Swift on Spotify. Danial then ridicules Shubham for his love of Taylor Swift.

    0:00 - Intro
    0:50 - Catch-up
    6:38 - Follow-up / Things we missed
    11:02 - Media (Netflix and cable bundles, the future of the Apple TV, Spotify and Apple Music) 
    36:38 - Byte of the Week: Wealthsimple
    45:02 - Wrap-up

    Links :

    • Nest Thermostat Glitch Leaves Users in the Cold - The New York Times
    • Tesla Model S Can Now Drive Without You - TechCrunch 
    • Netflix Just Launched in 130 New Countries. Like, This Morning - WIRED 
    • Netflix Vows to Shut Down Proxy Users Who Bypass Country Restrictions - Variety 
    • Netflix’s VPN Ban Isn’t Good for Anyone—Especially Netflix - WIRED 
    • Apple Music reportedly approaches half as many paid subscribers as Spotify - The Verge
    • Go Behind The Lyrics With Spotify and Genius - Spotify 
    • Why Apple should buy Time Warner - Fortune 
    • HBO's Sesame Street is the battlefield in the streaming wars for kids' TV - The Guardian
    • Wealthsimple - Wealthsimple / App Store / Google Play Store / Spotify Promo
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    Episode 5: Do we really need an Internet-connected toilet?

    What would a world in which everything was connected to the internet look like? Danial and Shubham take some time to explore the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Danial contemplates a connected toilet, while Shubham imagines a fridge that automatically replenishes itself.

    0:00 - Intro
    0:56 - Catch-up
    10:40 - News: IoT & Virtual Reality @ CES
    19:27 - Deep dive into IoT
    30:53 - Drones
    39:25 - Byte of the Week: 1Password
    48:47 - Wrap-up

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    Episode 4: You're such an Amazon fanboy!

    The post-holiday blues have set in - Danial and Shubham take some time to reflect on their recent shopping experiences. Shubham continues to wait for his online purchases to be delivered, while Danial, the Amazon fanboy, tries to convince him to get a Prime membership!

    0:00 - Intro
    0:52 - Catch-up
    9:03 - Shopping - Online vs Bricks & Mortar and Buy Buttons
    30:45 - “You’re such an Amazon fanboy!”
    36:43 - A Partnership with SimpleAs Co.
    37:25 - Byte of the Week: Flipp
    42:45 - Wrap-up

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    Links:

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    Episode 3: Does Google know you better than your family?

    With Christmas and Boxing Day behind us, we chat about privacy & security, consumer & enterprise messaging apps, and our Byte of the Week: photo sharing/storage services. Danial obsessively worries about what others would think about his questionable Google search history. Meanwhile, Shubham wishes he could buy Taylor Swift concert tickets inside his favourite messaging apps. 

    0:00 - Intro
    0:45 - Catch-up
    5:12 - Privacy & Security
    18:40 - Instant Messaging
    33:50 - Byte of the Week: Photo Sharing/Storage Services
    45:15 - Wrap-up

    Links:

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    Episode 2: Does it bother you that your Fitbit looks terrible?

    This week we argue about driverless cars, wearables, and Nuzzel. Danial continues to hate on Pocket. 

    00:00 - Intro
    00:30 - Catch-Up
    5:00 - Self-driving cars and ride-sharing services
    27:10 - Wearables and smartwatches
    41:15 - Byte of the Week: Nuzzel
    48:30 - Wrap-Up

    Links:

    • Google to Make Driverless Cars an Alphabet Company in 2016 - Bloomberg 
    • UberHop, new downtown shuttle service, launches this week - CBC News
    • The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage. - Bloomberg 
    • Correction to article: "The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car" - Tesla Motors
    • The Pebble smartwatch finally does real fitness tracking - The Verge 
    • Beyond Fitbit: The Quest to Develop Medical Grade Wearables - Reuters 
    • Worldwide wearables shipments will hit 200 million by 2019: IDC - Mobile Syrup 
    • 2016 will be the year wearables disappear, says VC - CNBC
    • Nuzzel: News from Friends and Influencers - App Store / Google Play Store

     

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    Episode 1: You have questionable taste in lunch...

    On this week's episode, we talk about the confusing state of the market for mobile payments solutions, the multitude of on-demand food delivery apps, and the read-it-later app that Danial loves to hate, Pocket. 

    0:00 - Intro
    1:20 - Mobile payments
    14:09 - On-demand food delivery
    22:47 - Pocket

    Links: 

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