Tue, 16 June 2020
This week, Melissa (@solutiongeek) and Peter (@petersmallbone) talk about YouTube’s $100m to support Black contributors and users; Google’s countersuit against Sonos; Facebook’s misstep on Workplace; Twitter’s takedown of accounts supporting the Chinese government; Microsoft, IBM and Amazon on facial recognition technology; Kahoot’s success; an investigation into Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy; and more!
00:00 Seattle vs England
03:09 YouTube gets generous
08:17 Google vs Sonos: like The War of the Roses except no Danny DeVito
12:59 Facebook Workplace won’t be unionising anytime soon
16:53 How many Twitter accounts does China need anyway
20:57 Facial freedom?
25:59 Kahoot’s a unicorn
29:27 UK to Facebook: Giphy might be iffy
33:20 Conferences and customers
Direct download: 347.mp3
-- posted at: 12:42am EDT
Wed, 3 June 2020
This week Peter and Melissa get together to discuss Amazon hiring, Google's pending search changes, a few lawsuits, Apple's latest acquisition and more.
00:00 – Restrictions and Resumptions
04:00 – Amazon FT hiring boom
06:30 – Google quietly judges your search for UX
12:00 – Google faces a suit from Arizona
15:00 – Apple messes with the wrong accountant
17:00 – Apple acquires more ML for Siri
22:30 – 6Eating your WiFi
26:00 – Autonomous drug delivery kicks off
30:00 – Birthday!
Direct download: 346.mp3
-- posted at: 11:29pm EDT
Tue, 26 May 2020
This week, Melissa (@soltiongeek) and Peter (@petersmallbone) discuss retrocomputing; Google and Apple’s COVID-19 contact tracing system; opposition to the UK’s own equivalent; Amazon entering the hot food delivery market in India; Intel’s acquisition of Killer Networking; Microsoft’s acquisition of Softomotive; the resurgence of the drive-in movie; Samsung’s new military phone; Facebook’s war on fake profiles; Netflix giving lapsed users their money back; and more!
00:00 Lockdowning, Zooming and Teamsing
01:55 Peter goes retro
04:13 Melissa’s many pursuits
05:38 Google and Apple have your number
09:55 GCHQ: what can you do?
14:48 Bezos’s fashion fail
18:20 Couchbase ain’t nuthin’ but a G thang
22:30 Intel’s got a Killer
26:44 Microsoft gets robotic
28:23 Forget your IMAX, drive-in movies are back
29:43 Samsung’s strategy is Tactical
32:15 Facebook fixes fakes – fact?
33:55 Nix Netflix? Keep your cash
Direct download: 345.mp3
-- posted at: 12:30pm EDT
Mon, 27 April 2020
On this week's @SPEAKINGinTECH, Melissa (@solutiongeek) and Peter (@PeterSmallbone) discuss the new version of Zoom; Telegram's MAU milestone; a buoyant set of figures for Citrix; another nail in Adobe Flash's coffin; good news for Intel; an alleged hacking attempt by Vietnam on China; a new home for IBM Watson; a look back at a funny news story from 2012; and more!
00:00 What we did last week (surprise, surprise)...
03:26 Zoom versions up - is it a good thing?
06:57 Telegram just not being WhatsApp seems to work
10:58 Citrix: thin client, fat wallet
16:26 Adobe Flash gets dumped by LibreOffice
18:41 Intel just can't stop selling those chips
21:44 Vietnam has a pop at China, allegedly
26:20 Watson says goodbye to Baker Street
29:05 When 'non-commercial use' is as commercial as you can get
30:48 What we're doing next week (surprise, surprise)...
Direct download: 344.mp3
-- posted at: 11:51pm EDT
Tue, 24 March 2020
The week's tech news stories are dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, although Melissa (@solutiongeek) and Peter (@petersmallbone) do manage to find some other stories out there too. The pair talk about Everlywell's new coronavirus test that you can do at home; Elon Musk's offer to make ventilators; Microsoft's success with Teams; NASA's misstep on cloud egress charges; IBM mainframe and Chinese server sales on the up; ransomware crooks not targetting healthcare; the iPad Pro getting tooled up much like a Surface Pro; and more!
00:00 If it hadn't already got real, it just did
07:02 Everlywell lets you do it at home
10:02 Elon vents... in a good way
13:37 Microsoft's a Teams player
21:12 NASA realises that what goes up must come down
24:13 Life is great - if you're IBM or a Chinese server maker
27:18 Ransomware loves healthcare
30:23 Battle of the Pros
34:17 What we're doing next week (no surprises...)
Direct download: 343.mp3
-- posted at: 2:04pm EDT
Tue, 10 March 2020
This week, Peter and Melissa get together to talk about Waymo's latest funding round, Atrium's shut down, Let's Encrypt's bug fix, Honeywell's quantum computing play, SETI's pause on new data and more!
00:00 – Peter has nearly caught them all
05:00 – Conferences got it
08:00 – Waymo is too busy getting paid
13:30 – Atrium kicks it
19:25 – Let’s Encrypt catches a bug
22:00 – Honeywell’s new cure-all
27:30 – SETI calling in
Direct download: 342.mp3
-- posted at: 2:06am EDT
Fri, 21 February 2020
This week, Melissa (@solutiongeek) and Peter (@PeterSmallbone) are joined by Jerry Vasquez of Liquid Web (@LiquidWeb). The trio talk Mac vs Windows on malware; Google removing the ToTok messaging app from its Play store; Russia banning Tutanota secure email; what's happening with enterprise SSD and HDD sales; the latest on Xerox's attempted acquisition of HP Inc; and more!
00:00 AWOL in Seattle
02:02 Jerry joins in
03:20 Mac beats Windows... on malware
07:14 ToTok gets the chop
09:45 Tutanota is no Russian doll
13:01 SSDs are sooo last quarter
16:56 Xerox gets grubby with HP Inc
22:12 Jerry talks Liquid Web
35:15 What next week brings
Direct download: 341.mp3
-- posted at: 2:06am EDT
Wed, 8 January 2020
This week, Melissa (@solutiongeek) and Peter (@PeterSmallbone) are joined by Tara Kelly (@TKtechnow), CEO and Founder of Splice Software (@SPLICESoftware). The trio talk about Google's tax woes, Amazon's initiatives to help homeless people in Seattle - as well as the startup scene in that city, Sonos's controversial new trade-in process, using AI for breast cancer diagnosis, LibreOffice's first decade, how Splice Software can help customers and more!
00:00 Christmas, waxworks and Star Wars
02:24 Introducing Tara... and a bit more Star Wars
03:39 Google's Double Irish and Dutch Sandwich are off the menu
08:15 Gimme shelter, Amazon
12:47 Seattle's stupendous startups
16:45 Sonos says 'brick me'
27:11 AI is best for breast
33:40 LibreOffice chalks up ten years
36:23 Tara talks Splice Software
48:24 Next week's plans
Direct download: 340.mp3
-- posted at: 12:15pm EDT
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
Sun, 23 December 2018
The second and final part of Peter Smallbone's (@petersmallbone) LIVE interviews from TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.
00:00 – How to find like-minded gamer friends w/ John Uke of GameTree (@gametreeapp / 🎮🌲.WS)
08:04 – A new way to check for code vulnerabilities with Joe Noll (@noljoh) of AppGuard (App-Guard.io)
14:46 – Smart navigation for visually impaired people with Gustavo Madico (@elgus) of Aiserve Technologies (@AiServe_tech / aiserve.co)
22:33 – A new BlockChain-based bank account with Robert Harrison (@RobertMark1984) of Bitwala (@Bitwala / bitwala.com)
30:28 – How ground transportation companies can compete with Uber with Victor Ngo of QUp World Inc (@QUpworld / QUpworld.com)
40:37 – How online can help with shopping offline with Galina Charni of VeryClothe (@VeryClothe / veryclothe.com)
45:59 – Startup Battlefield winner announced!
Direct download: 321.mp3
-- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Mon, 17 December 2018
In the first of a special two-part LIVE episode, Peter Smallbone (@petersmallbone) reports from TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. 0:00:00 – In da club with Max Hatzold (@MaxHatzold) of Field Buzz (@field_buzz / field.buzz) 0:02:19 – Using BlockChain to get paid faster with Ryan Fife (@ryanpaulfyfe) of WorkChain.io (@workchain_io / workchain.io) 0:10:33 – The new in-game advertising revolution with Ben Fenster (@BenFenster) of Anzu (@Anzu_io / anzu.io) 0:20:39 – The smart way to match medical professionals with jobs with Catrinel Hagriveta (@CatrinelHag) of MEDIJobs Romania (@MEDIjobsRO / www.medijobs.ro) 0:28:34 – AI and people working together in harmony with Sebastian Denef (@denefs) of OWN.space (@ownHQ / own.space) 0:35:04 – A new way to hire freelancers using better tech with Rafael Platas of HYP3R (@wearehyp3r / www.hyp3r.io) 0:39:36 – How to try on a ring without the ring with Artem Soundelzon (@Paasweb) of Inova Diamonds (@InovaDiamonds / inova.diamonds)
Direct download: 320.mp3
-- posted at: 10:33pm EDT
Wed, 21 November 2018
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Google's new leadership, a new Blackberry acquisition, Microsoft's VDI acquisition, Alexa's court order and more!
00:00 - New Phone Fails
09:00 - GOragle
17:00 - Blackberry's Billions
22:00 - Year of VDI
27:00 - Murder Testimony aaS
Direct download: 319.mp3
-- posted at: 12:48am EDT
Wed, 7 November 2018
This week, Peter and Melissa discuss Twitter's ineffective character bump, the new iPhone/IOS security bypass, Waymo's new driverless testing, Amazon's HQ2 update, SF's Airbnb-related lawsuits and VMWare's intended acquisition of Heptio.
00:00 - Sleep Class
06:15 - Not for Goldfish
09:45 - iSpy a Security Flaw
13:50 - WAY Mo Unmanned Vehicles
17:19 - HQ 2x2
22:10 - SF is Taking Your Bedroom Profits
25:05 - You get a Kubernetes & YOU get a Kubernetes
31:29 - PLEASE Hire Peter!
34:00 - Little League is Hard on Your Knees
Direct download: 318.mp3
-- posted at: 4:47am EDT
Wed, 31 October 2018
This week, Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Robbie McKinstry (@bravenewprince), Research Engineer at HashiCorp. Together they discuss IBM’s plans to buy RedHat, NASA using remote reboots to fix hardware issues on the Hubble telescope, Twitter’s new debate strategy, Apple’s recent announcements, the latest Malware hit and more!
00:00 – Taco Twednesday
04:00 – Peter gets Fyred up
07:00 – Big Blue gets a Red Hat
07:01 – Now all they need is a purple feather
16:20 – Remote galaxy reboots for the win
19:32 – Peter tries to relate to the kids
20:00 – Twitter may kill your likes
33:30 – Shiny new Apples
38:00 – Government compute gets an STD
42:30 – Halloween
Direct download: 317.mp3
-- posted at: 3:48am EDT
Mon, 29 October 2018
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa travel back in time a bit to discuss IBM's JEDI Protest, Duck Duck Go's success, California's new password laws and Microsoft's big opening of patents.
00:00 - Melissa the fool
07:30 - NewOps Days
09:28 - IBM joins the Empire
16:01 - Duck, Duck, Growth!
24:00 - California hacking
31:15 - Microsoft opens Pandora's patent box
31:16 - …and all I got was an I <3 Linux t-shirt
Direct download: 316.mp3
-- posted at: 11:17pm EDT
Thu, 11 October 2018
This week, Peter and Melissa discuss the Cloudera-Hortonworks merger, the UK’s conservative party information leak, Competition strategy at the Tech Giants, Google’s search engine spend, Azure’s Linux footprint, and the chip-hack-not-chip-hack that every major company is denying happened.
00:00 – Peter gets snubbed
03:15 – Merging to take on the cloud
07:15 – Politicians get leaked on for once
12:30 – Burning money in the evil empires
15:30 – How much is being #1 worth?
18:12 – Linux puts Windows in the corner
21:58 – Everyone is denying it
Direct download: 315.mp3
-- posted at: 12:47pm EDT
Wed, 3 October 2018
This week, Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss MS Ignite, Sirius XM's acquisition plans for Pandora, the US government's JEDI program and AI takeovers in marketing.
00:00 - Gurney-Atwell Dance Off
05:15 - Ignition Failed
15:35 - Opening the Box on Sat Radio
21:25 - Jedi for sale, $10 Billion
28:00 - 70 is Pulling Out
33:40 - Face Creepers
38:25 - Deeply Learn-ed Advertising
43:35 - Boy Scout Popcorn
Direct download: 314.mp3
-- posted at: 10:25am EDT
Wed, 26 September 2018
This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss Elon Musk’s new rocket plan, Apple’s new product line, Amazon’s echo launch, Equifax’s new fines, a Netapp acquisition and more!
00:00 – New Intro
06:00 – Melissa throws everyone under the bus
08:00 – To the moon (ish), Elon!
12:00 – Flo
16:00 – MAX Mac’s? craziness
21:00 – Josh turns Alexa on
32:00 – Her Majesty gives Equifax a light spanking
36:00 – Netapp acquires hypetrain
45:00 – The buy more stuff game!
50:00 – Little Josh didn’t make it
Direct download: 313.mp3
-- posted at: 2:08am EDT
Tue, 18 September 2018
This week, Ed, Peter and Melissa are joined by Doug Hazelman (@vmdoug) with CloudBerry Lab. Together, they discuss more trouble for Tesla, Equifax's fall out a year after the breach, eBay's switch and more. Doug's Podcast- MSP Voice: https://www.cloudberrylab.com/msp-voice-podcast.aspx
00:00 - Hit by the life bus
05:00 - Take a toke, and all of my stocks...
12:20 - Equifree of consequences
16:00 - Microtik's new internet parasite
20:00 - Ebay dumps OpenStack for the hypetrain - auction to follow
24:00 - MSPS plz friend me
30:00 - Backing up all the clouds
37:00 - IBM takes us back to the future
Direct download: 312.mp3
-- posted at: 2:07am EDT
Tue, 3 July 2018
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Uber's return to London, Facebook's drone WiFi program, the latest in consumer tech manipulation, the hyperconverged state of the union and more!
00:00 - Slackers gotta slack
06:33 - Uber's British Invasion
12:40 - Facebook's WiFi faceplant
15:00 - Github ADD Sidebar
21:30 - Consumer tech <3's cheap tricks
26:00 - Hyperconverged: engage hyperdrive
35:20 - Doing nothing and crushing it
Direct download: 310.mp3
-- posted at: 2:29pm EDT
Tue, 5 June 2018
This week Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Chris Weis (@ccweis), Global Practice Manager of Compute and Automation at World Wide Technology. Together they discuss Snapchat's hardware upgrade, updates from the Uber AV crash, Tintri's recent struggle, Amazon's facial recognition for government offering and lessons in iterating and automating at scale.
00:00 - Corn and Captain Kirk
04:37 - Spectacles++
10:31 - AV Indecision
17:05 - AutNOPE-pilot
20:19 - More Storage on Life Support
24:15 - Soon: Paying Taxes to AMZN
31:47 - WW Whaaaaat?
37:24 - Driving to Solutions
44:24 - Silo Bustin'
47:00 - Sharing is Caring
Direct download: 309.mp3
-- posted at: 5:27pm EDT
Mon, 28 May 2018
This week Peter and Melissa are joined by Jason McGee (@jrmcgee), IBM Fellow, VP & CTO of IBM Cloud Platform. Together they discuss new options in AWS, HPe's new acquisition, AI creating jobs and cloud trends.
00:00 - Cast off Kinks
04:00 - AWS hops on the NVMe bandwagon
07:00 - HPe plugs their SDN hole
10:00 - Robot job creation
14:00 - Open Source and Cloud
20:00 - GDPR is everywhere
25:00 - Cloud futures
32:00 - AI strategy and ethics
35:00 - Yet Another Marketing Fail brought to you by Google
Direct download: 308.mp3
-- posted at: 3:27pm EDT
Fri, 11 May 2018
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa join forces to discuss Comcast's attempt to swipe more content, Uber's fatal autonomous vehicle collision, Air taxis and Google's latest assistant demo.
00:00 - The guys got robbed
10:00 - Comcast tries to outdo the Mouse
16:00 - It's not a bug, it's a false positive
23:00 - Can't figure it out on the ground? put it in the air!
27:30 - AI takes another job you hated
38:00 - Who do you want to be next?
Direct download: 307.mp3
-- posted at: 2:38am EDT
Thu, 3 May 2018
This week Melissa is joined by special guest Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) of thectoadvisor.com and ctodose.com Together they discuss this week's tradeshows, CIOs looking at AI, Cloud revenue reports, Ford is reducing car options in North America, Fitbit's new Google Healthcare Cloud announcement and how to rock being unemployable.
00:00 - No Spoilers because we <3 you
01:30 - Little shows in Vegas
06:00 - Half of CIOs -already replaced by robots
09:40 - Cloud companies still printing $$$$
12:20 - Ford shifts its Focus
15:11 - Fitbit putting an end to lying to your doctor
21:44 - Building business as an independent influencer
Direct download: 306.mp3
-- posted at: 4:14pm EDT
Fri, 27 April 2018
This week, Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest and occasional co-host Amy Lewis (@commsninja) Director of Influence Marketing at VMware. Together they discuss: Cloud Foundry's new take on Kubernetes, Pivotal's IPO, AI taking over Banking jobs, the custom AI chip trend and the latest Amazon rumor.
00:00 - It's not you, it's us
03:00 - Doubling down on Conference Adventures
08:00 - Cloud Foundry eats Kubes
09:25 - IPOs with meteor attention
12:00 - The robots are canning your bank teller
20:00 - Chipping away at AI
23:18 - Melissa's Small Wonder
24:00 - These are not the droids we are making
28:00 - Foo what?
33:00 - Geek Whisperer Activate!
36:00 - Yadin is a Robot
Direct download: 305.mp3
-- posted at: 2:54am EDT
Thu, 19 April 2018
This week Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Mark Twomey (@storagezilla). Together, they discuss VMware's VSAN Announcement, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, Amazon pausing perscription drug play, Elon Musk's new couch, the FBI's latest recruiting challenge and movie suggestions.
00:00 - Zilla teaches Peter about books
04:20 - VSAN isn't quite past it
09:30 - Tech Giants making the arena shrink
16:20 - Amazon steps back from the drugs for a minute
21:06 - Solid proof you are surrounded by idiots
24:20 - The FBI: because clean is more important than good
31:00 - Hiding from the real world because you're gorgeous
Direct download: 304.mp3
-- posted at: 3:08am EDT
Wed, 11 April 2018
This week Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Julian Wong, VP of Customer Success at DataVisor (@DataVisor). Together, they discuss EU domain reclamations, Cryptocurrency for the Joshes of the world, Apple's privacy play, Vulnerability issues in Serverless, the new WinDefender exploits and the world of data fraud.
00:00 - EUUUUUUUR OUT!
04:30 - Cryptocurrency: it's better with Whisky
07:48 - Apple: We're selling you in, not out!
11:23 - Serverless, you have some 'splaining to do
13:57 - WinOffender
17:00 - Veeping Customer Success
23:00 - The Fraud Arms Race
Direct download: 303.mp3
-- posted at: 6:03pm EDT
Fri, 30 March 2018
This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss the Dropbox IPO, Pivotal's filing for IPO, Uber's move out of Southeast Asia, Zuckerberg's UK summons, Pure's blinged out AI Play, Intel's new glasses and Ecuador killing Assange's wifi.
00:00 - Dropboxing stock like it's hot
07:35 - Josh gets called on the carpet
09:40 - Pivotal's Filing by the Haters
15:30 - Uber Grab's a new approach in Asia
21:00 - Zuck's UK snub
31:00 - Pure and Nvidia go for gold
37:30 - Intel's sweet new dating technology
40:00 - Julian is grounded from the interwebs
Direct download: 302.mp3
-- posted at: 5:28am EDT
Thu, 22 March 2018
301 - Product Privacy
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa are joined by Todd Cowles (@toddcowles01) Data Science and Analytics Technical Specialist at IBM. Together they discuss Facebook's recent headaches, IOT Farm troubles and potential data privacy challenges with machine learning.
00:00 - Digital Packrats
05:30 - Facebook's data hell is Peter's fault
15:00 - Hey man, your data is showing
20:00 - IOT eating the farmers
24:50 - Shout out to legitimizing your gut
26:30 - Learning to teach machines to learn
30:55 - Data Science not sexy -Wait what?
38:00 - You are not a snowflake
Direct download: 301.mp3
-- posted at: 7:06pm EDT
Thu, 15 March 2018
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa join forces with special guest Tim Crawford (@tcrawford) CIO Strategic Advisor at Avoa. Together they discuss robot job replacement issues at CaliBurger, Tintri's financial struggles, drones causing wildfires and transforming the role of CIO and what it means to the future of technology
00:00 - Conference Crashers
03:26 - Will the real Tim Crawford please stand up?
08:19 - Flippy gets flipped off
13:30 - Tintri finds it's THIS IS SPARTA! moment
19:33 - Drone goes up in smoke like its owner's money
22:11 - Bracing for 6 years of technical impact
34:00 - Tim drops the ultimate #TruthBomb about cloud
38:30 - Snowflakes are for suckers, and we are fully stocked
40:30 - Josh has a "moment"
Direct download: 300.mp3
-- posted at: 2:25am EDT
Thu, 8 March 2018
This week Peter and Melissa discuss the AI burger takeover, VMware's results, Amazon's latest acquisition, Yet Another Uber Innovation and Apple bleeding its employees.
00:00 - Planes, Ninjas and Sledging
05:00 - Flippy is here to replace your angsty teen
11:00 - VMware: Kicking it.
16:15 - Amazon and Beyonce suggest you put a ring on it
20:24 - The EU wants a bite of Apple's Dutch Sandwich
25:22 - Uber now picks up hitchiking truckers
31:20 - Apple's new building calls for blood
Direct download: 299.mp3
-- posted at: 1:17am EDT
Tue, 27 February 2018
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa are joined by special guest Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon), Head of Content Marketing @druvainc and serial podcaster. Together they discuss Flight Simulators that hack you, AI's impending job takeover, Dropbox's massive savings, Android Pay going away and the Dell EMC Code Community.
00:00 - Yellow Snow Warning
05:30 - Putting Light Sabers in Hands
06:36 - Simulator Street Justice
11:50 - AI is coming for your job
21:00 - Dropping it and it's hot
27:25 - Android's lost Wallet
33:35 - Saying goodbye to Dell EMC Code
35:55 - Yadin's Mission
Direct download: 298.mp3
-- posted at: 4:00pm EDT
Thu, 22 February 2018
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Hyperloop proposals, Atari's new cryptocurrency, Sony's taxi bid, Microsoft's drug program, Spotify's new bet and being Switzerland.
00:00 - Watching bad movies #ForTheTech
03:28 - Elon's boring between McDonald's & ATF bureau
04:52 - Melissa hates on the MidWest
10:38 - Atari's Token Stock Market game
14:58 - Sony gives Uber the "Boy Bye" using AI
19:49 - Microsoft's giving away free cloud candy
26:16 - Spotify's hardening their approach
33:09 - Josh has moved to begging, Melissa nerd-dating
36:20 - Pouring one out for the Swiss
Direct download: 297.mp3
-- posted at: 2:02am EDT
Wed, 14 February 2018
This week Josh and Melissa discuss drones, Citrix’s new acquisition, IBM’s new vulnerability, iMessage features on Android phones, Uber’s settlement, a new Social Engineering trick and moody voice assistants.
00:00 – Drones filing for separation
08:30 – Citrix’s warm blanket security strategy
12:20 – Using lotus notes? My Secret Squirrel has a present for you. 15:00 – Passive Aggressive iMessaging love for all
17:50 – I love you baby, here’s $240 mil. We cool?
21:05 – Why you should treat Siri like your crazy ex
25:40 – Simulating conversations with lost loves
29:00 – Even your voice assistant sets a bad mood
Direct download: 296.mp3
-- posted at: 11:44am EDT
Fri, 9 February 2018
This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss Comodore64 making a comeback, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch, Kodak’s new Cryptocurrency, Samsung overtaking Intel as the world’s largest chipmaker, Cloud company revenue and RedHat’s acquisition of CoreOS
00:00 – Dry Hell in Colorado
04:45 – Peter is ready to get his nunchuckers on
06:25 – Using Rockets to dispose of your rivals
11:45 – Cryptocurrency playing with your film stock
16:51 – Congrats Tostitos! Worlds largest chipmaker
20:00 – Cloud companies making it rain
24:00 – Just to have Kubernetes in the show notes
26:00 – M& maybe a Reverse A… ?
30:02 – Superb Owls
Direct download: 295.mp3
-- posted at: 3:02pm EDT
Wed, 31 January 2018
This week, Josh and Melissa are joined by Brian Gracely (@bgracely), Director of Product Strategy at RedHat. Together they discuss Microsoft's bug "fix" rejection, the UK gets high speed broadband, Dell's reverse acquisition rumor, podcasting, BBQ and great causes. Donations for the Krispy Kreme Challenge can be made here: https://www.crowdrise.com/thecloudcastnet
00:00 - Engineering tiny cars
03:00 - Intel gets bit by the love bug
04:40 - Josh remote trolls Peter
07:12 - Brian says hello
10:52 - The Dell Reverse Turducken
17:00 - Buy Elon Musk's boring flame throwers
19:00 - Doing all the buzzwords at RedHat
23:30 - Amazon taking the FUN out of VC funding
30:29 - Run to Krispy Kreme for the kids
34:24 - Doing the DevOps with Gene Kim
Direct download: 294.mp3
-- posted at: 12:54am EDT
Wed, 24 January 2018
This week Josh and Melissa are joined by Eddie. Together they talk about the AI Next Conference, the OnePlus phone breach, Bitcoin's recent plummet, Apple's redistribution of wealth plan and Whole Foods food shortages.
00:00 - Ready or not, here AI come
10:00 - ph-0wn3d your credit to buy ring gear
19:40 - Doing the bitcoin dip and nay nay
24:13 - Apple is all about the washingtons
29:23 - No-ole Foods
34:50 - Streaming in the Sky, because no one should go an hour without Rick and Morty
Direct download: 293.mp3
-- posted at: 1:56am EDT
Fri, 19 January 2018
This week Melissa and Josh are joined by Greg McCarthy @gmccarthy24, Social Business Advisor at Dell. Together they discuss the Hawaiian missile threat, Google's new acquisition and all things CES from the couch.
00:00 - Lost bets
04:00 - Not a drill, but not true
07:16 - Deep Touch
10:00 - Rained Out in Vegas
15:12 - Speaking in Blockchain, CES greatest hits
20:00 - Wireless charging at the coffee shop is as good as it gets at CES?
26:30 - Alexa, give me a courtesy flush
33:43 - Boom box suitcase
36:35 - Software Defined Coffee
38:54 - We are Bane
44:30 - Roll up TVs
49:12 - Animatronic ducks for the kids
58:36 - Management - not for readers
Direct download: 292.mp3
-- posted at: 12:24am EDT
Fri, 12 January 2018
This week Peter, Josh and Melissa are joined by Ariel Zane (@lariebyrd), Health Sciences Analyst at MSC. Together they discuss Trump website issues, Amazon's Linux 2 release, Microsoft's latest acquisition, Specter/Meltdown and all things Data Science.
00:00 - Data Science.... OoooOOh!
04:00 - Trump the web troller
07:20 - Amazon is creeping onto your premises
13:00 - MS gets NAS-y
16:50 - Specter Meltdown is my James Bond themed emo cover band
22:51 - Data Science Shaping Policy
27:51 - On the next Hoarders: Your Data
30:05 - Data Archaeology and Data Janitors
37:15 - The Future of Data Science
45:10 - Getting Data Naked
Direct download: 291.mp3
-- posted at: 12:07pm EDT
Wed, 20 December 2017
This week, Josh and Melissa use the undeniable power of the dark side to lure Greg and Ed out of the trunk. Together they discuss Net Neutrality, Tintri offering to sell out, the SpaceX relauch/reuse/recycle program and they predict top tech trends and events for 2018.
00:00 - The Return of Greg and Ed
03:00 - The Net Joins the Dark Side
08:32 - No Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi
11:40 - Tintri debates going Han Solo
15:07 - The SpaceX Falcon
20:00 - Predictions for '17: about as good as the Christmas Special
25:35 - Atwell's Only Hope for Backup
32:20 - Voting in the Next Senate Race using AR: super-impose JarJar on your favorite
37:40 - Amazon's Clone War move: Self-Destructing Drones
48:26 - Eddie goes Phantom Menace
53:39 - Peter's Force Presence Predicts the future
58:45 - Melissa has been lost to the dark side
Direct download: 290.mp3
-- posted at: 10:51pm EDT
Wed, 13 December 2017
This week Josh and Melissa are joined by Carl Niger @carl_niger, Director of Advanced Technology at CGI Northpoint. Together they talk about Netflix trolls, HP, 3D body scanning technology, The Apple-Shazam acquisition, new tech from Nvidia and a bit of SDN.
00:00 - Carl Drives In
05:40 - Big Data: It's for Shaming
09:15 - HP is Keylogging Your Mom
13:42 - 3D Body Scans: What are they good for?
17:50 - Ready Player Chunky
22:30 - Shazappled
27:00 - Old Cars are the New Technology
30:57 - Nvidia Goes Mining
36:46 - Hacking at Python and SDN
Direct download: 289.mp3
-- posted at: 2:41am EDT
Wed, 6 December 2017
This week Josh, Peter and Melissa discuss Bourbon, the first deployment of Azure Stack in the UK, Facebook Messenger for kids, Elon Musk's next launch, UX for kids on home devices and an Echo Look review.
00:00 - Speaking in Bourbon?
03:30 - Scouting is shouting
13:15 - Azure Stack takes on the UK
21:00 - Facebook Messenger is the new Joe Camel
27:30 - Safety starts with Communication? We are all Doomed!
35:30 - Roadster Space Oddity
40:30 - Alexa isn't taking any crap from your kids
42:45 - Echo Look - looking pretty basic
50:00 - Wrapping up the year
Direct download: 288.mp3
-- posted at: 3:13am EDT
Wed, 29 November 2017
This week Peter, Josh and Melissa discuss the newest rishest man on the planet, black Friday trends, Microsoft's new VMWare Migration Strategy and even more industry hacks.
00:00 - Blah-ck Friday
06:09 - Bezos' Billions
09:35 - Microsoft's rogue VMware plot
19:29 - GitHub Uber-N00bs
24:50 - I'm MAH GRRRRRR
28:43 - News is sad mmmkay?
Direct download: 287.mp3
-- posted at: 2:05am EDT
Wed, 22 November 2017
This week Josh and Melissa are joined by Keith Townsend, @CTOAdvisor. Together they discuss loot crates, Android location tracking, law enforcement DNA warrants, Candid's disruption of the Orthodontics industry and Tesla's new venture.
00:00 - Hello CTOAdvisor
02:55 - Battlefront Gamblin'
06:45 - Google: treating you like a crazy ex
12:00 - All your DNA are belong to us
17:30 - Introverts rejoice! Braces by mail
23:24 - Tesla goes BIG and small
34:40 - Book Reviews with Josh
38:04 - How's business on your own?
Direct download: 286.mp3
-- posted at: 5:07pm EDT
Tue, 14 November 2017
This week, Melissa is joined by new cohost Lauren Malhoit. Together they talk about HPE and Rackspace teaming up for a new offering, Qualcomm and Broadcom's not merger, more sexual harassment allegations in the tech industry and Bill Gates building smart cities.
00:00 - Welcome Lauren!
02:54 - Private not Private Cloud
11:31 - Qualcomm's just not that into you
14:31 - Great at what you do isn't the same as being a good person
18:21 - Move to Bill Gates' Racoon City!
23:53 - What's new at Cisco?
26:28 - Encrypted Traffic Cops
29:13 - Software Defined Access, because Networking was taken
37:50 - Taking over with Robots on the Weekend
Direct download: 285.mp3
-- posted at: 7:10pm EDT
Wed, 1 November 2017
This week Amy, Peter and Melissa are joined by their new co-host. Together, they discuss Twitter, Look, Freedom, Kinect, Blockchain and Robot citizenship.
00:00- Well, there goes that surprise.
07:50- Twitter makes money?
13:44- Free Speech Snake Oil
22:13- Amazon is watching you
27:02- Kinecting in other ways
33:01- Gimme more $$, I got Blockchainzzzz
38:50- Arabian Nights with Robot citizens
Direct download: 284.mp3
-- posted at: 3:11am EDT
Tue, 24 October 2017
This week Peter, Eddie and Melissa talk about the latest on Docker, Citrix, Botnets, hostile media players and Google.
00:00 - 6 degrees of Eddie Saipetch
06:39 - Ed's news
12:41 - Docker's no surprise-surprise
22:21 - The Citrix sue off and spelling bee
29:45 - The New Botnet on the Block
36:57 - ElMedia player -the KILLer MacOS experience
41:03 - Google Maps fat shames you into walking
46:00 - We still kinda like you, Austin
Direct download: 283.mp3
-- posted at: 10:00pm EDT
Wed, 18 October 2017
This week Amy, Melissa and Peter are joined by special guest James Watters (@wattersjames) SVP of Products @Pivotal. Together they discuss hack backs, blue screens, Krack and all the cloud platform buzzwords.
00:00 - Peter's Bionic Woman
04:16 - James Watters: He Doesn't Own Things
06:22 - Weirdest as a Service
09:50 - Hack! No Hack Backs!
14:34 - Blue screen of Servers vs Services
19:52 - Can't get enough Krack!
23:02 - Walls in France more interesting than your Krack
26:39 - Micro State of the Union
33:09 - Build not Buy... Wait What?
37:02 - Amazon's lack of ambition
40:00 - Public Cloud Netwerkin'
Direct download: 282.mp3
-- posted at: 4:45am EDT
Wed, 11 October 2017
This week Peter, Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Paul Stamp, Director of Product Management at Onapsis. Together they discuss AIM, Windows 10 Mobile, Google's big announcements, Equifax, Yahoo and ERP.
00:00 - Hi Paul
02:30 - Getting dumped on AIM
05:08 - Windows 10 Mobile going the way of PalmOS
08:57 - Google softly babeling in your ear
13:18 - Pixel 2 - Jacked out
15:30 - Google goes full Circle
16:35 - Equipatsy
23:30 - Yahoo's massive data dump
30:40 - Onapsis Synapsis
Direct download: 281.mp3
-- posted at: 3:57am EDT
Wed, 4 October 2017
This week Ed and Melissa are joined by Rob Beddard (@rob_beddard), Senior Service Engineer at Microsoft. Together they discuss dead startups, stopping dubious cows, shipping Greg, unlikely unions and moving your traditional IT workloads to the cloud.
01:00 - Eddie nearly dies in the Michigan wilderness
04:13- Hello Rob
07:40- Pouring one out for the suckers
14:34- Autoreply on the phone
16:38- Nabbing terrorist cows
21:00- Greg's going on a mission trip to China
30:34- Marital War games with Alexa
32:04- New Frenemies- Watch your back Apple!
37:32- Moving your applications to the cloud
46:53- The reward for heroism
Direct download: 280.mp3
-- posted at: 3:17am EDT
Tue, 26 September 2017
This week Peter, Ed and Melissa are joined by Jane Murison (@mewroh) a head of UX design at BBC. Together they dive in to Uber, Google, Equifax, new data visualization techniques and user experience!
00:00 - Eddie's new sucker
01:50 - The curse of SiT
03:24 - Meet Jane
06:38 - Uber's straight out of London
19:25 - Googling phone hardware
27:54 - Equif*xed it up again
31:58 - Fonting brilliant
37:28 - Living, loving, UX
45:00 - Chasing the good UX unicorn
51:20 - Control freakery
55:38 - Normal?
Direct download: 279.mp3
-- posted at: 9:17pm EDT
Thu, 21 September 2017
This week Ed, Peter and Melissa discuss the excitement over the new iPhone, Google dropping Symantec certs and Equifax's latest exits.
0:00 - There's no marching
7:14 - Ed's unplanned homework
16:03 - Apple pushes ahead?
29:16 - Truth or Dare
32:00 - Google doesn't trust you
41:30 - Remarkable Coincidences at Equifax
48:52 - Pokémon or Nokémon?
Direct download: 278.mp3
-- posted at: 12:09am EDT
Tue, 12 September 2017
Speaking in Tech #277 - The Big Finale on The Register
Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Peter Smallbone host the final show on The Register with a full house. Chad Sakac, from Dell EMC, Marc Farley, now back at HPE, Sarah Vela, from Forcepoint and Mark Twomey (aka StorageZilla), from Dell EMC all jump in to discuss disruption, Dell, Oracle, Solaris, Equifax and much, much more.
(1:00) Wrapping up on The Register
(4:08) Dell and EMC one year wedding anniversary
(5:35) Farley back at HPE
(6:50) Storage consolidation
(8:00) Larry puts a bullet in Solaris
(16:05) The Public Cloud war winners and losers
(17:55) Disrupting Converged Infrastructure
(23:05) Sarah jumps to Forcepoint
(25:24) Equifax circles the bowl
(30:35) GDPR and more regulation is coming
(36:25) Chad’s book recommendation: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind
(40:22) Who owns data about you?
(44:40) Zilla reviews Stephen King’s “It”
(46:35) The podcast moves on
With that, we wrap up our tenure on The Register. We want to thank Drew, Chris, Jude and the entire team at The Register for giving us this fantastic opportunity and tolerating the good, the bad and the ugly of the podcast. We’d also like to thank our 40,000 plus monthly listeners who have never been shy with their feedback. The podcast will still be available through your favorite podcast app as Ed, Melissa and Peter will be driving while Greg and Amy will still jump on periodically. Everything can be disrupted - even podcasts.
Direct download: SiT277.mp3
-- posted at: 6:45pm EDT
Tue, 29 August 2017
Speaking in Tech #276 - LIVE from VMworld
This week Amy Lewis and Melissa Gurney are live from VMWorld with special guest Vaughn Stewart (@vstewed) VP of Technology at Pure Storage. Together they roll through all the latest buzzwords: bio-computing, cloud, SDDC, blockchain and transformation. This is a live edition from VMworld, background noise and all.
(0:00) Welcome Back Vaughn
(3:56) My computer smells a bomb and it isn't me
(8:19) Down the Nerd Path
(12:00) New Uber C-E-Oh...
(13:50) Vaughn's mom
(15:26) Grandma's grocery Blockchainz
(21:18) Google Tiers their cloud- Shots!
(25:35) Listicles and SDDC
(35:40) Mo Data Mo Mischief
(36:13) Where's Vaughn
Direct download: SiT276.mp3
-- posted at: 11:24pm EDT
Wed, 23 August 2017
Speaking in Tech #275 - Splunk!
This week Peter Smallbone steers the ship with Amy Lewis and Eddie Saipetch with special guest Hal Rottenberg from Splunk. This week the nerdcast focuses on the Internet of Things, both consumer and business.
(0:00) Smoke alarms and this old house
(15:47) Nest vs. Ecobee
(19:49) Home IoT draw
(27:17) Lockstate’s bricked locks
(34:38) Splunk and IoT
(38:55) Intel axing maker IoT platforms
(42:16) Amazon 3rd party Alexa devices
(49:30) Celebrity endorsed tech
Direct download: SiT275.mp3
-- posted at: 12:53am EDT
Tue, 15 August 2017
Speaking in Tech #274 - Living on the Edge
Amy Lewis, Eddie Saipetch and Dom Delfino, the go to market team lead for Software Defined Data Center at VMware. The trio discuss the edge of cloud, HBO, ransomeware and more WannaCry.
(0:00) Dinner with Greg
(2:42) Parking the Geek Whisperers
(5:29) Pushing cloud out to the fringe
(17:13) HBO out of bitcoins?
(18:50) Standing up to ransomware
(21:57) IT’s bad security posture
(30:28) EMEA Hotel Guests WannaCry
Direct download: SiT274.mp3
-- posted at: 6:11pm EDT
Tue, 8 August 2017
Speaking in Tech #273 - Coasters
Amy Lewis, Ed Saipetch and Greg Knieriemen are all together this week on the nerdcast to discuss resting and vesting in the valley, hacking bust in Vegas, VMworld and IoT accidents.
(0:00) Coastal podcast wars
(2:30) IoT accident
(4:30) The failure of Google Voice
(11:30) Floods and asbestos
(13:40) Texas beaches and Outerbanks outage
(18:02) Kronos bust
(22:15) VMworld and FUTURE:NET
(28:10) Qualcomm’s grand plans for China
(33:45) Silicon Valley coasters
(39:00) Where’s Vaughn?
Direct download: SiT273.mp3
-- posted at: 10:18pm EDT
Tue, 25 July 2017
Speaking in Tech #271 - pbooks
Amy Lewis, Ed Saipetch, Peter Smallbone and Greg Knieriemen are all together this week on the nerdcast to discuss UK internet problems, the year of VDI… again, tech lobbying and drones.
0:00 - Amy’s new gig
5:32 - Mac-n-Cheese in Tokyo
9:41 - Tile injuries
13:31 - Birmingham moves and UK broadband
17:41 - Microsoft goes multi-tenant
22:06 - Tech giants spend big on lobbying
29:11 - Peter schmoozes the Prime Minister
32:22 - New tech terms quiz
41:52 - DNA testing Ed
44:04 - UK drone registration
51:15 - Are you normal? IoT devices for the home
55:10 - Podcast wars
58:22 - VMworld plans
Direct download: SiT271.mp3
-- posted at: 10:11pm EDT
Wed, 19 July 2017
Speaking in Tech #270 - Diapers
This week Amy is joined by Ed and Melissa with special guest Michael Coté (@cote), Director of Technical Marketing at Pivotal. Together they discuss IOT's turn to stink, more douchebags, AI takeovers, the rise of the content providers and zombies.
00:00 - Digital Transformation? Use Powerpoint
04:54 - Amy's apocalypse-proof wifi
09:00 - Legacy Software and Flooring
12:00 - 3 year olds and CIOs
14:05 - IOT? Fail
18:13 - Hey everybody, douchebags aren't news.
22:16 - AI takeover? We can't even schedule meetings!
33:08 - Amazon turns Eddie into Tipper Gore
40:41 - Netflix makes it rain $400M
45:36 - Do you not know that's a zombie?
47:19 - Normal to mow?
Direct download: SiT270.mp3
-- posted at: 6:20am EDT
Wed, 12 July 2017
Speaking in Tech #269: Opex!
Melissa Gurney is steering the nerdiest this week with co-hosts Ed Saipetch and Peter Smalbone to discuss Microsoft news, iPhone hacks and the shelf life of Kubernetes.
(0:00) Sky’s “instant” messenger support
(5:55) Ring Floodlight, Android tablets, car wifi
(11:33) iPhone exploits too valuable
(16:30) Microsoft 365: Opex all the things
(25:24) MS Azure Stack finally GA’ing
(37:36) Kubernetes days NOT numbered
(54:43) Do you bookmark?
Direct download: SiT269.mp3
-- posted at: 2:48am EDT
Tue, 4 July 2017
Speaking in Tech #268 - Back to Java
Ed, Amy and Greg are back together for this week’s uber-nerd podcast with special guest Richard Seroter, Sr. Director of Product at Pivotal to talk about bad actors in tech, destructive malware and developer productivity with obscure programming languages.
(0:00) Vertigo from U2
(5:30) Valley of the Douchebags
(8:09) Sacca sorry
(13:10) Petya, not Petya
(15:42) The death of desktop backups
(19:56) Fyreguy gets busted
(22:25) Resolution to the middle seat dilemma
(27:42) Return of Java
(35:13) The intersection of containers and PaaS
(38:06) The rise of platforms
(41:06) “There’s not a single technology that will make a company relevant”
(44:10) Are you normal? Inbox Zero
Direct download: SiT268.mp3
-- posted at: 7:44pm EDT
Tue, 27 June 2017
Speaking in Tech #267 - Bagged
This week Petersmallbone steers the ship with Ed Saipetch and special guest Ben Kepes, noted business leader, evangelist, entrepreneur and commentator. This week the trio discuss Ben’s adventures without a passport, OpenStack woes, AWS and Walmart scuffles and Windows source code leaks. Stay tuned pass the wrap for outtakes from this week.
(0:00) Ben’s bag ejected from flight
(7:23) 96 million robocalls for $129M
(12:38) Russia: Symantec, give us your code
(18:42) Windows 10 source code leak
(25:15) Walmart and AWS spat
(36:30) PaaS mafia
(40:08) Monolithic PaaS vs Microservices paradigm
(42:34) Putting OpenStack out of it's misery
(48:23) Airplane mode or no?
(53:58) Outtakes: Uber and SolidFire v4 socks
Direct download: SiT267.mp3
-- posted at: 10:06pm EDT
Tue, 20 June 2017
Speaking in Tech #266 - Making Friends
This week Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Sarah Vela (@orchid8), Senior Digital Communications Manager at Forcepoint (@forcepointsec). They discuss new jobs, Trumping government in the cloud, buying Whole Foods with Alexa, pizza on Mars, AirBnB's shifting business model and how to use LinkedIn.
0:00 - We're all Marketers Now
5:29 - How to Make Friends at Your New Company
8:56 - IT's a GaaS!
16:41 - Whole Infrastructure at Amazon
27:05 - Elon Musk's Ultimate FU
33:04 - UberBlame Game
39:32 - AirHotelnB's Kick in the Grass
46:49 - Normal?
50:18 - Stalking Sarah
52:47 - Words of Wisdom Make a Comeback
Direct download: SiT266.mp3
-- posted at: 10:36pm EDT
Tue, 13 June 2017
Speaking in Tech #265 - Ribbed
This week, Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Terrence Ryan, (@tpryan) Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. They discuss parliamentary plots, Uber's continued descent into creepy, a new Xbox and IBM's giant cloud deal.
0:00- Bronto Ribs
1:09- Terrence Ryan says hello
3:14 - Rule1- Don't hear NDA stuff
5:13- Google/Don't Google it
8:47- Squishy Human Things
12:18- Parliamentary Plot Foiled?
15:18- Crowning Uber King of Creepy
23:20- Who's the new Uber of?
27:06- Chocolate covered Razorblades
28:19- The Brits have all the good news- like XBOX One X
33:53- Pinball Wizardry and Pong
36:09- A Billion Dollars for Hybrid Cloud? It's the Worst!/Best!
40:22- The Oldest 2 Factor Authentication
42:57- Potty Tweeting
Direct download: SiT265.mp3
-- posted at: 9:31pm EDT
Mon, 5 June 2017
Speaking in Tech #264: usermind
This week Greg returns to the podcast with Amy and Melissa as well as special guest Michel Feaster, Co-Founder and CEO at usermind. This week the crew talks about CRM evolving, startup life, tech backlash and Apple announcements.
(0:00) Dropping F Bombs and Easter Eggs
(3:24) Deep diving on usermind: Disrupting CRM
(8:10) How mobile (and millennials) changed customer engagement
(20:53) Working with big VC’s like Andreessen Horowitz
(23:50) Startups as life or death
(25:30) Tech backlash from terrorism
(32:33) Apple announcements: Hits and misses
(41:08) Are you normal? Sanitizing your phone
Direct download: SiT264.mp3
-- posted at: 11:28pm EDT
Tue, 30 May 2017
Speaking in Tech #263 - Bad Power
Melissa Gurney leads the gang this week and Greg is still locked in a trunk somewhere. The team jumps into the BA outage, cheating emission tests, cloud portability and cloud native myths.
(0:00) Rage Cage: Expenses and Oracle Sh!t Sandwich
(2:30) Splash back
(5:51) DJ Smallbone
(7:29) AirBnB Internationalization
(13:15) Manchester Tragedy
(16:57) Amazon Grocery Stores
(22:19) British Airways Outage: Bad power supplies?
(27:25) VW Complex Emissions Cheat
(35:13) Tech and Consumption Changes in the Automotive Industry
(42:33) Cloud Portability is a bunch of BS
(43:13) Sweating the Cloud Native details
(53:27) New segment: Are you normal? Twitter poll
Direct download: SiT263.mp3
-- posted at: 7:42pm EDT
Wed, 24 May 2017
Speaking in Tech #162 - Cats in Teslas
This week Ed Saipetch, Melissa Gurney and Amy Lewis are joined again by special guest Chris Wysopal, security guru and co-founder and chief technology officer of Veracode.
0:00 - Chris Wysopal our resident security guy, NBD
2:45- Hair dryers for grass
7:50- l0pht article resurrection
14:16- WannaCry? How about now? Now?
22:04- Get a flu shot, wash your hands, patch your sh!t
29:56- Snake oil, security and the real cost
36:27- Mar Lago, wifi and pringles
40:36- Googling IOT & the cloud buzzword bandwagon
47:04- All your devices R belong to what? Eddie's travel ban tears
53:17- Chuck Norris: making corporate security great again
Direct download: SiT262.mp3
-- posted at: 12:29am EDT
Tue, 16 May 2017
Speaking in Tech #261 - Trainers
This week, Ed’s driving along with Amy and Peter with special guest Martin Cooper, Sr. Director Worldwide System Engineering and Alliances at NGDC.
(00:18) Bomb in Peter’s backyard
(02:41) Amy discretely coming into DellEMCWorld
(04:17) Peter’s civic duties
(04:50) Martin’s long title
(06:03) What is Next Gen Datacenter
(07:54) Amy wrecking Martin’s trainers
(10:02) What the heck is NVMe?
(13:43) Transformation of storage companies
(15:55) Opensource disruption to commercial storage
(19:23) Is America anti-innovation?
(26:41) Innovation vs. entrepreneurship
(31:27) SpaceX’s first geostationary satellite launch
(34:41) Digging into Fyre App and Festival
(39:56) World’s largest single memory computer
Direct download: SiT261.mp3
-- posted at: 9:42pm EDT
Tue, 9 May 2017
Speaking in Tech #260 - Live from Dell EMC World
This week the whole gang, past and present, are live in Las Vegas podcasting from Dell EMC World. Besides pealing back this week’s announcements, Greg, Ed, Amy, Peter and Melissa are joined by Sarah Vela and Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla) to discuss changes at Dell EMC, Amazon’s new toy and a quick movie review.
(0:00) The Prodigal Daughter returns
(2:04) Executive back packs
(3:00) Dell EMC World, a different feel
(4:13) Storagezilla crashes the party
(7:52) The big announcement: Amazon Echo Show
(10:29) Dell EMC announcements
(16:04) What is IT Transformation?
(25:11) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 review
(27:55) Tech escape and show highlights
(37:00) Sarah’s choir
Direct download: SiT260.mp3
-- posted at: 8:02pm EDT
Tue, 2 May 2017
Speaking in Tech #259 - Fyre!
An engineer gets fined in Oregon for calling himself an engineer and Amazon wants a peak at what you are wearing. This week Greg, Ed and Melissa mull over absurd state rules and new toys from Amazon as well as horror stories from Fyre Festival in this week’s tech podcast.
(0:00) Eddie’s flame throwing birthday
(4:01) Nutanix vs VxRail
(6:08) Fyre Festival fail
(13:21) Engineer fined $500 for calling himself 'engineer'
(19:13) Zuck discovers the US midwest
(27:15) Rumours: Apple to release a Siri Speaker
(32:27) Apple should buy Disney
(30:27) Amazon’s Echo Look: Alexa with eyes
(46:30) Cinco de Mayo and Dell EMC World
Direct download: SiT259.mp3
-- posted at: 6:01pm EDT
Tue, 25 April 2017
Speaking in Tech #258: Juiced
Google just can’t avoid privacy fights whether its fighting legal requests for emails or fending off criticism from the Electronic Freedom Foundation. This week Greg, Ed, Melissa and Peter are joined this week by John Rakowski, Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management and analytics at AppDynamics to discuss privacy issues, the new Galaxy S8, Docker branding and valley juicers.
(0:00) Application performance and AppDynamics
(2:52) The new Samsung Galaxy S8 review: the good, the bad and the return
(12:27) Judge tells Google to turn over emails
(18:36) EFF slams Google over student privacy
(26:32) Infosec company caught using real hospital IT in product demos
(29:31) Huh? Docker renames container project as “Moby”
(35:35) Valley of the Dulls: $120 million in VC funding for a $400 Juicer
(39:30) Juice drones and UberEats
Direct download: SiT258.mp3
-- posted at: 5:39pm EDT
Wed, 19 April 2017
Speaking in Tech #257: Nice Hackers
Hacking Microsoft Windows? Been there, done that. Ed, Melissa and Amy are joined by Chris Wysopal, noted hacker and CTO/Co-founder of Veracode on this week’s tech podcast. The crew talks about how hacking has evolved and the importance of secure software.
(0:00) Out and about
(2:40) Over Slacking
(4:30) Wysopal: raising awareness of insecure software
(8:55) Hacking Windows
(10:19) “Nice hackers” testifying to Congress
(16:07) Taking down the internet in 30 minutes
(19:02) Building a security company
(26:21) Automating code review
(30:59) Veracode just acquired by CA
(41:16) Making secure software
(46:50) NSA hacking tools in the wild
(51:29) Burger King hijacks Google Assistant
(53:23) Re-gifting Alexa
Direct download: SiT257.mp3
-- posted at: 4:01am EDT
Tue, 11 April 2017
Speaking in Tech #256: United We Fight
In this week's episode Amy and Melissa are joined by Rebecca Fitzhugh from Rubrik. They discuss the merits and struggles of the vcdx, United's new fight it out standby policy, dragging switches out of the datacenter, Microsoft buying in to container hype and neural network pick up lines.
(1:40) Throw it on the ground
(3:24) VCDX- I'd rather be back in the Marine Corps
(12:10) United- Fight for your right
(17:29) Dragging switches out of the Datacenter
(23:18) Containers aren't just a fad. Wait. What?
(25:20) Ginger extinction event
(31:41) Neural Network pick up lines
(39:36) Military invading Tech- come get us!
Direct download: SiT256.mp3
-- posted at: 7:15pm EDT
Tue, 4 April 2017
Speaking in Tech #255: One Yuan
Cloud for less than a penny? Tencent recently won a bid to provide the city of Xiamen with cloud services for one Yuan. The President of Alibaba claims the bid “destroyed the entire industry”. On this week’s podcast we discuss China’s cloud race, privacy rules in the US and the impact GDPR might have on those rules as well as Ford’s grab for Blackberry engineers. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey, AKA “Storagezilla” from Dell EMC.
(0:00) Brexit back through time
(2:00) Zilla finishing biz school
(5:09) Tencent bags Chinese cloud for one yuan
(14:47) Google Cloud rises
(18:52) ISP’s respond to US privacy rules
(28:12) Role of GDPR globally
(33:09) Ford picks up Blackberry engineers
(48:07) Peter’s Butte of a story
(49:35) DEW it
Direct download: SiT255.mp3
-- posted at: 3:45pm EDT
Tue, 28 March 2017
Speaking in Tech #254: The AI Apocalypse
This week the techcasters tackle rumors of Citrix being sold, the coming AI apocalypse, WhatsApp encryption and Deepak Chopra tweets as well as special interviews with Greg Mulholland of VMware and Simon Sharwood of The Register.
(00:10) Things not to do when you travel
(04:45) In defense of vegemite… and the state of IT in Australia
(08:06) Spitting podcasters
(12:13) Dell EMC World around the corner
(14:05) Rumors: Microsoft and Citrix hookup
(18:18) Elon Musk and the AI apocalypse
(22:14) The Donald Trump of tech
(29:27) WhatsApp encryption under fire
(37:50) Deepak Chopra tweets or BS?
(41:26) Simon Sharwood interview from Melbourne VMUG
Direct download: SiT254.mp3
-- posted at: 11:58am EDT
Tue, 21 March 2017
Speaking in Tech #253: Lego Tape
This week Ed, Melissa and Peter are together to chew on the week’s tech news from Apple, Uber, Nimble and Reduxio before diving in on the implications from Brexit.
(0:00) Lost in Slovakia
(7:18) Lego tape
(10:40) Apple and augmented reality
(17:50) Uber’s continued downward spiral
(22:19) Nimble snatched by HPE
(27:52) Reduxio raises funding
(31:26) Brexit 201
Direct download: SiT253.mp3
-- posted at: 8:33pm EDT
Tue, 14 March 2017
Speaking in Tech #252: Bacon and Bourbon
This week Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Amy Lewis who has recently been added as a co-host for the show. This week the team discusses Intel’s big move to redefine themselves, bitcoin problems and Uber podcasts.
(0:00) Bacon and Bourbon in Seattle
(2:43) Amy Lewis officially joins the podcast
(4:25) New 70’s porn intro music
(7:40) Aussie and Singapore recap
(14:09) Intel nabs Mobileye and buzz words for over $15B
(24:07) Bitcoin minors huff and puff
(29:30) SXSW crowd get whiney over Uber
(30:54) Uber pushes anti-union podcasts
(37:15) Secret Uber drivers
(42:50) Boxing orangoutangs Thailand
Direct download: SiT252.mp3
-- posted at: 6:11pm EDT
Tue, 7 March 2017
Speaking in Tech #251: Blame Millennials
This week Greg is down under in Melbourne Australia with guests Adrian DeLuca Head of Solution Architecture Amazon Web Services, Michael Heffernan, Director Infrastructure Technology HDS, David Merrill, Chief Economist HDS and Matthew Greensmith, Enterprise Solutions Director HDS. The roundtable discussion covers the AWS outage, Uber gaffs, digital money and streaming content.
(0:00) Digging in down under
(6:52) AWS S3 goes down
(8:32) The value of High Availability
(11:54) Blame outage on millennials
(14:15) Uber CEO steps in it, again
(24:37) China jumps on digital currency
(28:15) Blockchain as transformation
(35:40) Impact of digital currency in international markets
(37:55) Cutting the cord with YouTube
(43:45) What about Apple TV?
Direct download: SiT251.mp3
-- posted at: 8:38pm EDT
Tue, 28 February 2017
Speaking in Tech #250: Hacked
Ed Saipetch and Peter Smallbone steer the podcast this week with very special guest Samy Kamkar, a world renowned privacy and security researcher, computer hacker, whistleblower and entrepreneur.
2:15 Samy’s Myspace worm
9:49 Skyjack - Hijacking drones
16:13 PoisonTap - Sniffing all the traffic
19:15 How to hack
22:28 Google’s SHAtter attach on SHA-1
27:49 AI disrupting Intel
35:39 Waymo suing Uber and Otto
39:00 Hacking Autonomous Driving
43:47 Are open systems safer?
Direct download: SiT250.mp3
-- posted at: 10:30pm EDT
Tue, 21 February 2017
Speaking in Tech #249 - Stunting Innovation
Greg and Ed are joined by Josh Atwell of NetApp to discuss the rapid pace of innovation and automation and the impact on employment and society. The crew also discuss sexual harassment in the tech industry and Oracle “clawbacks”.
(0:00) Building walls
(4:35) Gold status
(6:27) Bill Gates and automation
(12:45) Taxing innovation
(15:05) Bringing back code
(18:56) Elon Musk meets Star Trek
(24:05) The oasis in Ready Player One
(25:10) Investigating harassment at Uber
(37:35) Oracle being sued for sales “clawbacks”
Direct download: SiT249.mp3
-- posted at: 10:59am EDT
Tue, 14 February 2017
Speaking in Tech #248 - Serverless
This week the whole crew is together for a rare conclave of banter and tech news including remote workers, nerd dress codes, cloudy status reports and fake news.
(0:00) Sleeping on a plane
(4:25) Blowing glass
(6:50) The Lego Batman Movie review
(10:20) IBM roping in remote workers
(14:10) Our leaders wear jeans
(17:05) Trusting AWS status reports
(24:03) Verizon may be selling it’s cloud
(29:03) AWS won’t turn into IBM
(30:15) Serverless nonsense
(32:23) Uber blamed for divorce
(34:00) Apple boss: Fake news “killing minds”?
Direct download: SiT248.mp3
-- posted at: 6:38pm EDT
Tue, 7 February 2017
Speaking in Tech #247: Snapped
This week Ed Saipetch, Melissa Gurney and Peter Smallbone drive the podcast ship this week to discuss Snap, US travel bans, smart tv’s that are a bit too smart and laptop spies.
(01:42) Slippery trackpads
(04:43) Snap IPO’ing
(12:11) Snap’s $400M commitment to Google Cloud
(18:50) Tech leaders get legal on US travel ban
(30:47) Vizio collecting and selling your data
(37:40) Snooping laptop cams
(39:48) Fallout from the BIG game
Direct download: SiT247.mp3
-- posted at: 11:37pm EDT
Tue, 31 January 2017
Speaking in Tech #246: On Demand
Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Cory Minton, Dell’s Big Data man, to discuss the on-demand economy, Oracle licensing, Platform-as-a-Service and the holographic universe.
(00:00) Throwing down with Smallbone
(00:47) Introducing Cory Minton of Dell EMC
(01:54) Uber driving sucks
(08:47) Dumping Slack
(09:25) Magic virtual assistant gets expensive
(13:46) Biz travel with the family
(16:42) Big Data and the trough of disillusionment
(19:08) Oracle licensing fees jump in AWS
(24:05) Is PaaS dead?
(29:06) The convergence of containers and pass
(29:41) Mind blown: The holographic universe
Direct download: SiT246.mp3
-- posted at: 9:22pm EDT
Tue, 24 January 2017
Speaking in Tech #245 - Alternative Tech Facts
This week Greg and Amy drive the podcast with guest Brian Gracely of Red Hat. The trio discuss alternative tech facts, moves at Google Cloud, Western Digital and Oracle as well as global reaction to Donald Trump’s inauguration.
(0:00) Brian Gracely: king of all podcasters
(1:54) Dutch customs comedians
(4:42) Last call for Krispy Kreme Challenge donations
(8:04) Alternative Tech Facts
(12:00) Quentin jumps to Google Cloud… as “Head of Editorial”?
(17:50) Fink heads to Western Digital
(20:33) Oracle pulls out the axe
(22:04) NetApp and Rackspace targeted for patent suit
(24:40) Sakac on HPE/Simplicity
(28:29) Global tech reaction to Trump
(34:47) Global travel wrap up and Gracely at Interop
Direct download: SiT245.mp3
-- posted at: 7:46pm EDT
Tue, 17 January 2017
Speaking in Tech #244 - Switch
This week, Greg is wasting away in Amsterdam while Ed, Melissa and Peter steer the podcast this week to discuss CES, SpaceX and cloud explosions.
(00:56) Peter at CES (not really) and stolen Razor laptops
(02:19) Peter in the market for a new laptop
(05:14) Melissa’s 3rd attempt on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4
(07:55) SpaceX recovers and successfully launches http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/16/spacex_successful_launch/
(10:49) Peter’s shoutout to Japan space agency for launching a rocket with 2 laptops and 8 people
(12:08) Lily drone fails and San Francisco DA sues http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/13/lily_robotics_faces_lawsuit_for_false_advertising/
(20:53) Nintendo’s new Switch
(29:17) Cloud computing revenue grows 25% YoY
(35:06) Consolidation of platforms
(37:42) Microsoft employees suing for PTSD
(42:49) Alexa controlling VMware on AWS
Direct download: SiT244.mp3
-- posted at: 6:30pm EDT
Tue, 10 January 2017
Speaking in Tech #243: Death of Tech
This week Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Amy Lewis to kick of the new year and new tech gossip. This week they talk snow, celebrity deaths,VMUG controversies and MongoDB hijacking.
(0:00) Eddie and the Snow Cruisers
(2:18) Careless Whispers
(3:54) 18 hours in Cancun
(7:28) Big gifts
(10:38) Car tech fail
(17:18) VMUG bumps Nutanix leaders: VMUGgate
(27:14) MongoDB databases being held ransom
(30:08) BBC reinvents iPhone history
(31:48) From Yahoo to ALTABA
(37:57) Unidesk gets acquired
(40:12) Car manuals
Direct download: SiT243.mp3
-- posted at: 10:26pm EDT