Tue, 24 December 2019
In the second of a very special two-part episode, Peter Smallbone (@petersmallbone) reports on the world of tech startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019. Please note this is a live event recoring and audio quality will be affected by that.
00:00:10 Innovative apps for NASA and others with Charlie Regis (@CharlieRegis), Co-Founder, Styliff Tech (@stylifftech / https://styliff.com)
00:06:19 Wearable technology to prevent industrial injuries with Matthew Hart, Founder, Soter Analytics (@SoterAnalytics / https://www.soteranalytics.com)
00:15:57 Software development for cloud computing, mobile apps, IoT and BLE with Grzegorz Kapusta (@gkapusta), CEO and Piotr Herstowski, Business Development Lead, Polidea (@polidea / https://www.polidea.com)
00:22:33 Data labelling for AI with Lars Wulfken (@wulfskin), VP Product, Canotic (@canoticai / https://canotic.com)
00:33:01 Hyperlocal video streaming with Christian Walther, Director Product, Joyn (@JoynDeutschland / https://www.joyn.de)
00:36:51 Automated cloud security with Manuela Ticudean, Co-Founder, Cyscale (@cyscale / https://www.cyscale.com)
00:42:14 Financial wellbeing with Alexander Brouwer (@alexanderbrwr), Founder and CEO and Veronica Fresneau (@verofresneau), Head of Marketing and Communications, Vive (@Vive_App / https://www.viveapp.com)
00:49:18 Winners of Startup Battlefield announced!
Direct download: 339.mp3
-- posted at: 3:00am EDT
Wed, 18 December 2019
In the first of a very special two-part episode, Peter Smallbone (@petersmallbone) reports on the world of tech startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019. Due to the nature of live recordings, this recording will have background noise.
00:00:00 This might be a very short podcast…
00:01:16 A brain/computer interface with Daniëlle Tump, Software Developer and Product Manager, MindAffect (@mindaffect_bci / https://www.mindaffect.nl)
00:08:41 Social media for entrepreneurial minded students with Ronan Liedmeier, Co-founder, Studentup inc (@studentupinc / https://studentup.com)
00:17:03 ‘Doubling the performance of display ads’ with Mahesh Murthy (@maheshmurthy), Founder, Rad Ad (@raddotad / https://www.rad.ad)
00:25:39 Extended reality for videogaming with Alberto Saldaña (@ASaldaNave), CEO and Edu Saldaña (@EduS_N), Exec Creative Director, Sons of a Bit (@SonsofaBit_Ent / https://sonsofabit.com)
00:32:37 Girls shaping the future with tech with Dora Palfi (@dorapalfi), Co-founder and CEO, imagiLabs (@imagilabs / https://imagilabs.typeform.com/to/lJRbFM)
00:36:06 ‘The world's most secure messenger’ with Paul Jung, CEO, Seal Communication (@sealmessenger)
00:39:16 K-Dance for K-Pop with Manhyung Han (@Manhyung), CEO and Founder, Kinetic Lab
00:43:34 Powering the smart home revolution with Vladimir Cillik, Chief Business Development Officer, Domotron (@DomotronHome / https://domotron.com)
00:47:21 ‘Instant ROI’ platform for e-commerce with Maciej Serafin, CMO, edrone (@edrone_me / https://edrone.me)
Direct download: 338.mp3
-- posted at: 3:41pm EDT
Tue, 10 December 2019
This week, Melissa (@solutiongeek) and Peter (@petersmallbone) discuss a record breaking Cyber Monday, the latest on Xerox's attempted takover of HP, leadership changes at Google, AWS's moves into Quantum computing, KPMG getting into Microsoft 365, US Department of Homeland Security increasing the reach of their facial recognition technology, Sprint's cybersecurity woes and more!
00:00 Peter has a job... finally
02:12 Christmas shopping tales
03:30 Cyber Monday is the new Black Friday
12:29 HP slaps Xerox
15:58 Google finally moves out of the garage
21:57 AWS is on a quantum journey
25:33 KPMG goes all in on Microsoft 365
28:07 DHS saves face
34:13 Sprint gets a bucketload of problems
38:01 Japan comes to Melissa
40:06 Peter goes to Berlin
Direct download: 337.mp3
-- posted at: 11:18am EDT
Tue, 19 November 2019
This week Peter and Melissa get together to discuss Mirantis taking on Docker Enterprise, Google getting into banking, Political attacks going cyber, politicians endorsing the opposition, Instagram’s new no-like test and more.
00:00 – Husky
02:00 – Kubernetes, more than 3 times fast
06:00 – Docker pulls an enterprise tea party
10:00 – Google Checking
15:00 – Labor keeps plugging through cyber attack
17:15 – Fake AI Friends
20:00 – Insta-nope
Direct download: 336.mp3
-- posted at: 1:06am EDT
Mon, 11 November 2019
This week, Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Rick Fox, VP of Agency Associations and Networks at Vertafore (@Vertafore). Together they talk insurance tech, Xerox’s potential acquisition of HP, Uber Eats running Ads while Uber ignores jaywalking as a thing, Ring’s vulnerability and more.
00:00 – Aston Villa disappoints the kids
04:30 – The minnow swallowing the bass
10:30 – Ads: It’s what’s for dinner
16:10 - Uberbad design
22:50 – Autonomous minions
28:30 – Ring shares your wifi password with the neighbors
33:30 – Gov’ment Cookies
36:30 – What is Insurance Tech anyway?
44:00 – AI: your new actuary
47:30 – Social Media based insurance rates?
Direct download: 335.mp3
-- posted at: 10:00pm EDT
Mon, 4 November 2019
This week, Peter Smallbone (@petersmallbone) is joined by Mike Butcher (@mikebutcher), editor-at-large at TechCrunch (@TechCrunch). The pair discuss the Pentagon's $10bn cloud computing contract, WhatsApp suing NSO, a new Slack competitor, Twitter dumping paid-for political ads, the unintended consequences of Facebook allowing politicians to lie and of course the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin event.
02:02 Microsoft's the JEDI master
11:26 Slack overload? Take a Quill pill
15:44 Twitter won't take your money... if you're a politician
21:00 Zuck is hoist with his own petard
26:09 Ich bin ein Berliner!
TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin: https://smlb.in/2PFjF9U
Direct download: 334.mp3
-- posted at: 11:00pm EDT
Thu, 17 October 2019
This week, Melissa and Peter discuss Libra's troubles, seeing through walls with Wi-Fi, Apple's u-turn over Hong Kong, Dyson's ditching of its electric car, Nobel prizes for batteries and more!
00:00 - Colds, conferences and certifications
08:10 - PayPal's a Libra leaver
12:03 - BoE's a Libra legislator
16:55 - Walls have eyes
20:55 - App tha Police
26:20 - Dyson pulls the plug on its electric car
30:29 - Prizes all round
33:12 - What next week holds
Direct download: 333.mp3
-- posted at: 1:20pm EDT
Wed, 25 September 2019
This week Peter and Melissa sync up to discuss Ransomware in New Bedford, Uber Layoffs, McDonald’s new AI related acquisition, Robot grocery store use cases, loot box legislation and more!
00:00 – Slinging Rockets
05:00 – Riding out the Hack
09:15 – Uber takes a dump
13:15 – The robot army comes for your kids
21:00 – Robo-finders
24:45 – Lucky Dips
Direct download: 331.mp3
-- posted at: 2:04am EDT
Tue, 10 September 2019
This week, Melissa (@solutiongeek) and Peter (@petersmallbone) discuss facial recognition in court, YouTube targeting kids, VMware's latest moves, Microsoft's acquisition of Movere, the latest AWS outage, falling server sales, a $14,000 gaming chair and more!
00:00 HashiConf is a-comin' to your town
02:27 All your face are belong to us
08:54 YouTube gets fined $170m... by a COPPA
15:43 VMware gets into Carbon Black and Kubernetes
19:13 You say 'Moov-eer' and I say 'Moov-air-eh'
23:00 AWS gives its services the day off for Labor Day
24:10 Servers are sooo last quarter
27:03 Who gets the electric chair?
29:58 What's on next week
Direct download: 330.mp3
-- posted at: 11:01am EDT
Tue, 20 August 2019
This week Peter and Melissa discuss Microsoft's new Skype and Cortana policy, VMware's potential acquisition, another major security breech, Politicians killing facial recognition and more.
00:00 - Changes
02:15 - Human overlords for AI
09:15 - Your biometrics - pwned
17:00 - Politician profiling
21:15 - The snake eats itself
28:00 - These clicks are jacked!
Direct download: 328.mp3
-- posted at: 5:46pm EDT
Wed, 14 August 2019
This week Peter and Melissa discuss Lyft's stock volatility, Instagram's latest scandal, VMware's cloud announcement, patents for AI and more!
00:00 - Trying new things
05:00 - Lyft off... and on
07:30 - Spygram
13:35 - VMwhere?
21:55 - The new humungous app load
25:50 - AI invents <your mom>
31:20 - Bye Felicia... er… MSDN
34:00 - Slack takes out some slack
Direct download: 327.mp3
-- posted at: 3:51am EDT
Thu, 4 April 2019
This week, Josh and Peter discuss GMail's anniversary, VMWare's latest vulnerability, Apple's announcements. Lyft's IPO and Mark Zuckerberg's government call to action.
00:00 - It's April, and we are the only fools
02:35 - GMail gets a learner's permit
07:05 - VMWare's vulnerable
10:20 - Apple's a-YAWN-ments
19:10 - Death by $10 cuts
21:40 - Heavy Lyfting
25:00 - Zuckerberg: The next 2-face
33:05 - Brexin
Direct download: 326.mp3
-- posted at: 1:19am EDT
Wed, 6 March 2019
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Tesla’s change in sales strategy, the Dragon Launch, a new solar farm concept in China, Lyft’s IPOs, a Brexit update, and RSA conf’s diversity struggles.
00:00 – Wifi Messssss(h)
06:00 – Tesla’s moving out
14:20 – Launching Dummies
17:20 – Space Pandas
22:40 – IP-Uh-oh time to pay rent
27:20 – Someone’s getting rich
32:51 – Melissa’s worst nightmare, LIVE
45:00 – Josh’s dream
Direct download: 325.mp3
-- posted at: 1:23am EDT
Mon, 4 February 2019
This week, Peter and Melissa are joined by Brynne Kennedy, @BrynneSpeak, Founder and CEO of Topia. Together, they discuss Facebook’s latest challenge, Foxconn’s withdrawal from Wisconsin, supply chain challenges, Oracle’s latest suit, another data breach and more!
00:00 - Loser’s dinner w/ Chelsea
03:30 - Rooting: for the kids
07:30 – Protect Ya Neck (next time)
10:17 - What I (don’t) got
14:13 - Suing in the name of
17:30 - Widespread Nervousness
20:30 - Road Trippin All Star
26:00 - Wishlist
31:00 - 20th Century Digital Boy
39:00 – Time to Regulate
Direct download: 324.mp3
-- posted at: 10:25pm EDT
Mon, 7 January 2019
This week, Josh, Peter and Melissa get together to discuss parrots that order dinner for themselves, Tesla's new board members, the top 10 venture rounds of 2018, Old prediction stats, new predictions and more!
00:00 - Sacrifical Lambs
07:00 - Pinky and the Brain + Alexa
09:27 - Musk v Ellison Celebrity Death Match
11:00 - Epic FUNding
22:00 - Fitness as a Service
24:00 - Last year's prediction winners and losers
37:00 - This year's gems
Direct download: 322.mp3
-- posted at: 3:06am EDT