We are excited to talk with Kevin Horek – Creative Director and User Experience Strategist with Hybrid Forge. Kevin provides us with a very distinct behind the scene look into the application design and development industry. We discuss the strategist’s and design perspective on user interface and dive into the different design features that work for different industries (healthcare, startups, retail, government, travel). Kevin breaks down some intricacies of web and native mobile platforms as well.
We dive into the telecommunications industry with the newly appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Airtel Africa. Africa continues to experience exponential growth in the technology field, include mobile communication, infrastructure construction, and application development. A key element to the technological growth includes social responsibility and demonstrating the improvements to quality of life. We hope you enjoy learning about the international components of the developing African continent.
On Episode 268 of The Waves of Tech, we discuss the latest in in-car technology, the growth of tech in Washington DC, and another Google partnership. Audi is breaking all the in-car tech rules, throwing in detachable tablets, in-car WiFi hotspots, and an adaptive cruise control system. Washington DC continues to prove to be a growing area for tech startups and innovation. The reasons include military and defense contracts, health care rollout, and a focus on enterprise. Finally, we investigate the Google and Levi partnership. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…the waves of tech
The news surrounding the merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications was predicted by many after the FCC shot down the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. In addition to that, Charter will be buying the smaller Bright House Networks.
Verizon buys AOL and Spotify teams with Starbucks. That’s right, Verizon spent $4.4 billion for the old school dial-up company of AOL. With respect, AOL has evolved into a major online content creator and a major advertising giant. The only music streaming business continues to boom. Spotify has partnered with Starbucks that will allow customers to select and create playlists while in store. Also, we talk about when it’s good and bad to be distracted by your cell phones.
On Episode 265 of The Waves of Tech, it’s all about new media and traditional media coming to a head. Verizon made news this week by featuring a plan for customers that choose to slice up the traditional bundled packages of shows into smaller cable TV package. In response, ESPN plans to sue Verizon over the new “skinny bundles” for cable TV, citing that the plan is in violation of the terms of their contract. More on the traditional front, we discuss the winners and losers of the Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal demise. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…The Waves of Tech.