We dive into the $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks by Comcast and what that means to the industry. Next up, we dissect the rumors behind Hulu offering a subscription based live TV service in early 2017 and explore the journey behind new media in the traditional media realm. Third, we discuss the trend of others playing explicit music and podcasts in front of groups of people and at restaurants. And finally, we examine McDonald’s purchase of thousands of tablets for use in their chains across the UK and the potential impact this technology will have on the workforce and wage earners.
On this week’s podcast we dive into some considerations tech companies need to recognize and realize about older workers during the hiring process. Also, we talk about the lost art of photo albums, the memories associated with albums, and how the tech era has drastically changed the once popular past time. Drones continue to create air hazards and one in the UK actually hit a jetliner carrying 137 people! And finally, as 1-in-6 people live and work only on a mobile device, the topic of the dying desktop resurfaces.
We cover many stories making headlines and also some from the back pages of the digital sphere. First, we discuss the latest device in law enforcement – the Textalyzer, which can determine whether a phone was in use during an accident. Next, Steve discussed his reasons for cancelling DirecTV and changing providers. In closing, we discuss the impending Yahoo sale, the need for brick-and-mortar computer stores, and some tech related wedding stories. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…the waves of tech
Yahoo is still in the news as more of the tech companies plan to make a bid for the once popular search engine. The tech industry job market has drastically changes over the past 10-15 years and have the data to prove it. Microsoft committed itself to equal pay and equal opportunity to close the inequality gap in its company and we share their latest results.
We follow up on many of the stories and headlines we’ve covered over the past few shows. First though, we have to say Happy Birthday to Apple, who turns 40 this week. The FBI is making a statement to the tech industry by promising to share with other law enforcement agencies how they unlocked iPhones. Related, Apple is unwilling to help a father unlock his deceased son’s phone so that he can have pictures and videos of his final days. We finish out the show by discussing a potential bid from Time Inc for Yahoo and share our concerns with the latest in poor customer support in the tech industry.
A woman’s home is accidentally demolished after a company uses Google Maps as their main source of information. The government versus Apple saga continues with the FBI retracting its position on needing Apple’s help. Texting while walking may soon be illegal in the State of New Jersey. And finally, rumors of the sale of Yahoo may result in a bigger payday for Marissa Mayer.