We dive into a variety of tech topics ranging from the cell phone market, smart watches, and the Super Bowl. On the cell phone discussion, we examine recent news regarding the all-time lowest sales report of the Windows Phone and how Microsoft has failed to compete in the industry. Also, we give some focus to the “It Can Wait” campaign from AT&T and the importance of driving distraction free. The Apple Watch is in a new level of conversation – the luxury watch conversation. And finally, we dive into a cool AT&T story that we experienced and then we predict the winner of Super Bowl 50.
We dive into the Twitter shakeup, the NFL/Surface controversy, the dark side of social media, and in-car technology. Twitter has been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and market share drops, including the departure of four top executives as the social giant continues to unimpress stockholders. The Microsoft Surface, a solid piece of hardware in the tablet market, received some complaints from broadcasters and coaches during a recent NFL game. The dark side of social media erupts on Sunday after an NFL kicker missed an extra point, invoking numerous hate tweets and threats toward the player. And finally, people are slowly changing their priorities when it comes to car buying.
General Electric has decided to relocate their headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, a strategic move to associate themselves with other corporate partners and academia in the area. Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft, has rerouted the once-struggling tech giant into a new future of success. We talk about his rise to the top of Microsoft. A ship that fell victim to the sea nearly 200 years ago has been found during a routine search for the infamously downed Malaysia Flight 370. And finally, AOL has a major identity crisis and their chief marketing staff are trying to find a way to re-brand and appeal to a new audience.
We dive into a good variety of tech topics hitting the headlines. These include how Apple & Google are shaping the way in which you may watch the NFL in the very near future, a new jamming technology that can track and take down rogue drones, the latest Steve Jobs feature from CNN Films, and Amazon’s plans to stream the State of the Union Address for its users.
On The Waves of Tech we discuss the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Amazon Air Freight, Lyft partnership with GM and crashing of the FFA drone registration web site. With Dave relaxing in Hawaii, Steve is joined with podcaster Mike Dell. Also covered in this episode AT&T ending its two year contracts and five things that will disappear in five years.
We kick off the show with a discussion about big data and how people from around the United States are using it to promote change. The winner of a national competition resides in Atlanta and came to some amazing conclusions using big data. Our top discussions in 2015 included drones and Amazon, so we follow up with talks on drone registration and Amazon being named the biggest retailer overtaking WalMart. And finally, we each list our 2016 tech resolutions!