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.
What started out as a father and his two sons talking about tech over Skype has evolved into a flagship show hitting episode 300 and spawning the birth of a podcasting network. Over the past 300 episodes and years, we’ve talked about a range of technology topics, business acquisitions, consumer fraud, security, healthcare, and so much more. We’ve been honored as a finalist in The Podcast Awards on 2014 and 2015. The Waves of Tech paved the way for other podcasting adventures such as International Podcast Day, Two Thumbs Up Media, Modern Life Discussions, and several trips to podcasting events and conferences. We can’t thank our friends, family, and community enough for the support and love received over the past 300 episodes. Thank you so very much.