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Shawn DuBravac, CEO of Avrio Institute, and Ross Rubin, Principal Analyst at Reticle Research, connect the tech news from the week with the bigger trends underpinning the tech industry and beyond.

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Shawn DuBravac, CEO of Avrio Institute, and Ross Rubin, Principal Analyst at Reticle Research, connect the tech news from the week with the bigger trends underpinning the tech industry and beyond.

    132. Reviewing Google I/O: search, AI, and comparing Google and Meta's approaches to device ecosystems and smart glasses

    132. Reviewing Google I/O: search, AI, and comparing Google and Meta's approaches to device ecosystems and smart glasses

    We take a comprehensive look at the announcements in search, AI, and hardware and how it's all coming together at Google I/O. We also take another look at the ecosystem approaches of Google versus Meta, including both companies' pitches on design and value.

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

    • 31 min
    131. TikTok shares its Pulse, Fortnite goes free in the cloud, and T-Mobile brings 5G home

    131. TikTok shares its Pulse, Fortnite goes free in the cloud, and T-Mobile brings 5G home

    131. As we await the role of advertising in post-Musk Twitter, we talk about the implications of TikTok matchmaking advertisers and stars and sharing ad revenue with TikTok Pulse. Meanwhile, pandemic breakout Cameo is cutting back. Next, Microsoft and Epic Games are teaming up to bring Fortnite back to iOS and other major platforms via a free tier of Game Pass. We discuss the implications for cloud gaming and the free-to-play model. Finally, we look at how T-Mobile is putting 5G to the test with its new fixed wireless broadband service and whether it can pull off the same level of disruption as it has in mobile.

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

    • 25 min
    130. Twitter enters the Muskaverse, Snap takes flight with the Pixy drone, and Instacart delivers its tech infrastructure

    130. Twitter enters the Muskaverse, Snap takes flight with the Pixy drone, and Instacart delivers its tech infrastructure

    As Elon Musk moves closer to acquiring Twitter, we discuss the role that it could play in his portfolio and how it may compete for his heavily divided attention. Next, we zoom out to the big picture of Snap's new Pixy drone and whether it can take off where the selfie stick left off. Finally, we check out how Instacart is responding to the post-pandemic drop-off and growing competition by taking a page from Amazon's book and becoming an infrastructure vendor.

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

    • 25 min
    129. Elon adds Twitter, Warner Bros. Discovery subtracts CNN+, and Amazon multiplies Prime shipping vendors

    129. Elon adds Twitter, Warner Bros. Discovery subtracts CNN+, and Amazon multiplies Prime shipping vendors

    As Elon Musk was gearing up to purchase Twitter, we discussed some of the changes we might see as the pioneering social network joins his impressive portfolio of companies. Plus, we look at what the streaming video shakeout means in light of Netflix's subscriber loss and the axing of CNN+ by Warner Bros. Discovery Finally, as Amazon extends Prime's original shipping benefit to third parties with Buy With Prime, we look at what the new program and Amazon's supply chain investments mean for its status as a tech vendor, its customers, and its epic battle with Walmart.

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

    • 28 min
    128. As Apple and Google respond to payments pressure, collaboration apps raise the bar for hybrid work

    128. As Apple and Google respond to payments pressure, collaboration apps raise the bar for hybrid work

    In this episode, we dive deep into the contrast between how Apple and Google have responded to regulatory pressure as Google experiments with letting Spotify use alternative payment schemes for its apps. Plus, we discuss why Apple and Google have shuffled their apps for acquiring video content. Finally, as Zoom embraces avatars, we look at the bevy of announcements from collaboration vendors such as Cisco's Webex and Microsoft Teams as the realities of hybrid work set in.

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

    • 27 min
    127. Amazon's pulls in MGM Studios, the FIDO Alliance pushes away passwords, and Instagram serves up NFTs

    127. Amazon's pulls in MGM Studios, the FIDO Alliance pushes away passwords, and Instagram serves up NFTs

    With Amazon finalizing its acquisition of MGM Studios, we dive into what the studio assets can do for the retail and cloud giant, why the acquisition evaded regulatory challenges, and how the content fits into adjacent Amazon moves in content, advertising, and devices. Plus, a look at moves by the FIDO Alliance to use our ordinary devices as trusted identification sources as one of several initiatives moving us toward the passwordless future. Finally, we look at Mark Zuckerberg's announcement that Instagram will enable creators to mint NFTs on the platform and how that could fit into the metaverse plans of Meta and others.

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

    • 28 min

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Great insights

Lovely insightful discussion on interesting relevant topics

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One of my favorite new podcast finds

This is what I always wanted The Verge or Engadget podcasts to be. Just enough detail without going too far down a rabbit hole. A perfect dog walking listen. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

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Great bird’s-eye view on tech news

Ross and Shawn both bring a unique and trusted perspective to discussing tech. Techspansive has become my go-to podcast to not only break down the past week’s tech news - but figure out what it means for the future.