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The Gillmor Gang — Bret Taylor, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — gather in real time to try out Bret’s new startup, Quip. The last time we saw Bret, he was selling Friendfeed to Facebook and becoming CTO. Now, he’s back (sporting Marc Benioff as one of his investors) at the intersection of mobile and collaboration. As if Microsoft didn’t already have enough problems.

@scobleizer channeled the latest Moto X superphone, which lurks like NSA in your pocket always-on and always listening to your every command. We’ll see whether it’s enough to differentiate from the iPhone and Google’s other new devices, but the fact that it’s Google owned and operated suggests we’ll soon see more and more apps writing to its always-aware paradigm. Whether it’s a platform play or a moon shot like Quip, the convergence of best-of-breed and mobile dominance is well underway.

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Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor

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