TWiST #163 News Roundtable with Steve Blank and Brian Kennish
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9:15-11:00 Google+ debuted last week and is rapidly gaming momentum.
11:00-11:45 Steve, are you on Google+? Any thoughts thus far?
11:45-12:30 Brian, you study these things–what do you think of Google+?
13:45-15:00 Haven’t many companies, like Microsoft, taken repeated stabs at it and gotten it right the third time?
15:00-15:45 Is Zynga, right now, working on games? Do they have access to the Google+ API?
16:15-17:00 Google building an online data for sale marketplace.
18:15-19:30 Steve, has Google gone too far? Will this result in a backlash?
20:00-20:30 Brian, explain to the audience who might not know what Disconnect does?
21:30-22:30 If the consumer doesn’t know how to protect themselves, what does it have to take before they wake up?
22:30-24:15 Netflix recently announced a major price increase, and the unbundling of their DVD-by-mail and streaming service.
27:15-29:00 How much confusion can consumers endure about these products?
29:00-33:00 Thank you to Hiscox for sponsoring the show. Go to HiscoxUSA.com/SmallBiz to get quotes for your business.
36:00-37:45 Dropbox seeks to raise 0-300M in their next round.
37:45-39:00 This is a high valuation. What do you guys think?
40:30-41:00 Can you imagine if Google launched the Gdrive what that would do to Dropbox?
41:00-43:30 So strategically, you’re saying they use the interest from other companies to add to their valuation?
44:15-45:00 Let’s talk about the Evernote raise.
45:00-46:15 What do you think, do you use Evernote?
46:15-47:00 Spotify finally launched in the US with free and paid plans.
47:00-48:00 Do you use Spotify, Brian?
51:00-51:45 Amazon will reportedly release an Android based tablet by October.
51:45-52:45 Steve, what do you think the strategy is behind releasing a tablet version of the Kindle?
54:30-55:15 Why doesn’t Amazon make AmazonMail and give people email addresses?
57:45-58:30 RIM announces plans to launch seven new BlackBerry phones.
59:30-1:02:00 Jason: I still carry my BlackBerry because of the ease of emailing and the battery life.
1:02:00-1:02:30 Steve, thank you so much for coming on the program. Do you have anything new coming out?
1:02:30-1:03:00 Brian, thank you too. Everyone, check out Disconnect.me.
1:03:00-1:03:30 Thank you to Carbonite and Hiscox for sponsoring the program.
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