This week, Jon Mitchell (@ablaze), formerly of ReadWrite and The Daily Portal, stops by The Segue to chat with Eric and Micah about tech blogging, his new music project, and thoughts on Google and Apple.
This week, Mike Wehner (@mikewehner) of TUAW joins Eric and Micah for a smorgasbord of amazingness. We talk about the PS4 launch, impending Xbox One launch, and the problems ailing Nintendo’s Wii U, followed by a scathing rant about Bloomberg and ridiculous Apple rumors. To top it all off, we end with a world first: an audio unboxing of Mike’s brand new PlayStation 4.
This week, Eric and Micah ponder what could be inside the mysterious barge Google is building in the San Francisco Bay. We also discuss Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Apple’s Q4 earnings, Fantastical 2, and paying for app updates.
Mark Gurman, Senior Editor at 9to5Mac, joins Eric and Micah for a huge show of Apple analysis and opinions. Of course we cover all the announcements from Tuesday’s big Apple event – OS X Mavericks, iLife & iWork, new Mac hardware, and the new iPads – followed by a discussion about Apple’s future plans for 2014 and beyond, including the rumoured iWatch and the mythical Apple TV.
Eric and Micah are joined by Alex Heath of Cult of Mac to discuss a big week of Apple news. We talk Apple hiring Angela Ahrendts as their new head of retail, next week’s iPad event, iPhone 5C sales, Google being creepy again, Godzilla, Justin Timberlake, and a whole lot more. Plus we ponder the most important question of all — tucked or untucked?
Special guest Lyra McKee (@LyraMcKee) joins Eric and Micah to talk about the media industry. We discuss expensive investigative journalism, traditional versus new media, the NSA and privacy, journalistic ethics, and smaller blogs fighting to compete.
Nick Bilton, The New York Times:
One night in late February 2006, around 2 a.m., [Jack] Dorsey sat in [Noah] Glass’s parked car as rain poured down on the windshield. The two were sobering up after a night of drinking vodka and Red Bull, but the conversation, as usual, was about Odeo. Dorsey blurted out that he was planning his exit strategy. “I’m going to quit tech and become a fashion designer,” Glass recalls him saying. He also wanted to sail around the world. Glass pushed back: He couldn’t really want to leave the business entirely, could he? “Tell me what else you’re interested in,” he said. Dorsey mentioned a Web site that people could use to share their current status — the music they were listening to or where they were. Dorsey envisioned that people would use it to broadcast the simplest details about themselves — like “going to park,” “in bed” and so forth.
The Twitter genesis story you’ve never heard before. Friendships are tested, hearts are broken, and backs are stabbed. It’s like a Silicon Valley soap opera. The article is adapted from Nick Bilton’s forthcoming book, “Hatching Twitter“, set to be published next month and sure to deliver even more interesting insight and stories about one of our favourite social networks.