A podcast about understanding how tech works and the way it is changing the world. Hosted by Andrew Sharp with Ben Thompson. More
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(Preview) Windows and the AI Platform Shift, OpenAI Enters the App Store, Follow-Up on Sports Streaming and Cable Hindsight
Microsoft’s evolution and what AI can and can’t accomplish, the ChatGPT app on iOS, and more on the logic of cable companies during the 2010s. Plus: Why leagues won’t go direct to consumer and one listener for whom the streaming is working just fine.
ESPN as Cable’s Grim Reaper, How the Cable Bundle Crumbled, What Taylor Swift Can Teach Content Companies
ESPN's ominous direct-to-consumer ambitions, the incentives that drove the collapse of a cable business model that was beneficial to nearly everyone, why YouTube TV might fill the power vacuum, and what companies like Netflix and Disney can learn from Taylor Swift.
(Preview) What Google Wants to Do with AI, The Tensions Inherent to AI Regulation, Can an Apple Headset Revive VR?
Google’s AI ambitions, whether large language models will be a winner-take-all space, the coming wave of AI regulation and the implications for small businesses, and more thoughts on VR as Apple prepares to enter the space.
(Preview) Google’s Lesson for Hardware Dreamers, How Facebook and Apple Can Help Each Other, A Case for Touching Parchment
The Reality Labs spending has echoes of a past Google mistake, past animosity vs. future opportunities for Apple and Facebook, and a few responses to last week’s leaked Google memo. Plus: One more note about Xbox and a question about handwritten notes.
The Chip Ban Seven Months Later, China's Response, More on Intel and Tower Semiconductor
China's ongoing response to last fall's sweeping export controls on advanced semiconductors, the importance of Japan and the Netherlands imposing their own set of export controls, and more on Intel's antitrust struggles and how the company (or the U.S. government) might respond. Plus: A correction about water risks and a clarification about the Suns app.