DTNS 3251 – Yay, Space!

It’s our end of month DTNS round table. This month we examine where space exploration and the tech industry intersect, why privatization of space is good or bad, and how the internet is empowering citizen astronomers. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Rob DeMilo, Ariel Waldman and Bobak Ferdowsi. MP3 Using a Screen Reader?Continue reading “DTNS 3251 – Yay, Space!”

DTNS 3250 – Cloudy with a Chance of Nuts & Bolts

Windows chief Terry Myerson leaves Microsoft after 21 years, President Trump accuses Amazon of not paying taxes, and Apple allows users to download copies of user data the company keeps in anticipation of GDPR. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg,Continue reading “DTNS 3250 – Cloudy with a Chance of Nuts & Bolts”

DTNS 3249 – Cloudy with a chance of SaaS

A note by Morgan Stanley suggests Microsoft might be on its way to becoming the 1st trillion dollar company. Has the company’s refocus towards Software-as-a-Service the key reason for that and how long can the company rely on it to maintain its current trajectory? Plus FB attempts to simplify user accessibility to privacy settings andContinue reading “DTNS 3249 – Cloudy with a chance of SaaS”

DTNS 3248 – A Walled Garden for Every School

Apple has announced a new iPad with “pencil” support, but compared with recent offerings from Google is it too little too late? Plus the governor of Arizona puts a halt on autonomous car tests in the state and Foxxconn is buying Belkin for $866 million dollars. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and AllisonContinue reading “DTNS 3248 – A Walled Garden for Every School”

DTNS 3247 – Daily Token News Show

With the popularity of IOC (Initial Coin Offerings) and other cryptocurrency as an investment strategy how do existing taxation laws apply and how should they change in the future? Plus Ford and Alibaba are partnering on a car vending machine in China, and Uber is selling its SE Asia ride-hailing business to competitor Grab. StarringContinue reading “DTNS 3247 – Daily Token News Show”

DTNS 3245 – Too Big to Be Startups

Revelations of Facebook’s role in Cambridge Analytica’s data mining and analysis has raised new questions about the need to regulate large tech companies but also the need for more ethical decision making in management. Plus the Trump administration levies new tariffs on China’s tech exports what will this mean for consumers and Best Buy willContinue reading “DTNS 3245 – Too Big to Be Startups”

DTNS 3244 – Bio-inspired Robots

Researchers at Columbia University are working to develop a polymer fingers and robot muscles in a drive to build a practical soft robot. But just what is a soft robot and how will it alter the way to interact with automation in the workplace and home. Plus WhatsApp co-founder says you should delete Facebook andContinue reading “DTNS 3244 – Bio-inspired Robots”

DTNS 3242 – Facebook: Get the Mops

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower spills the beans on how the company used profile data from millions Facebook users without permission and worked with political parties it to win elections. Is this behavior the result of criminal intent, un-ethical people, hazards of social networking, corporate ambivalence or all the above? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger ChangContinue reading “DTNS 3242 – Facebook: Get the Mops”

DTNS 3241 – Lyfting Subscriptions

Lyft is trialling a subscription plans for high frequency users. Is this a potential model for other ride hailing services and could this be another alternative to private car ownership and public transit? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Iyaz Akhtar. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.)Continue reading “DTNS 3241 – Lyfting Subscriptions”