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    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich's exit from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad decidedly hot. Mobile's… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated Office for iPad's 12 million in sales and who knows in real traction i.e. subscriptions. The Amazon Fire debuted to shouts of thin and expensive, but surely what we need is a builtin HDMI switcher. Letterman's retirement announcement hit some of us like a ton of bricks and… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: No Reply

    Gillmor Gang: No Reply

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — wade into the rumors that Twitter is dumping @Reply and #Hashtag from the mix. Scoble and Teare insure themselves of no seats on the Google plane with diatribes against Glass polishing and management confusion respectively. The plane is still missing. Or is it. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Meat and Potatoes

    Gillmor Gang: Meat and Potatoes

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — marked Farber's transition from the media to the new frontier. We don't know what his plans are, but I'm betting great things are just ahead. Several weeks after Om Malik moved into a full-time executive role in his venture firm, Dan's move suggests we're seeing something fundamental in and on the air. The Gang's… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: WhatsApp, Doc

    Gillmor Gang: WhatsApp, Doc

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — bask in the afterglow of the 19 Billion Dollar Bash. The reasons for the WhatsApp deal are many: taking the rapidly growing messaging app off the table, turning Facebook into an appregator, introducing the media to the startling notion that the US market is just a piece of the tech… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Lip Sync

    Gillmor Gang: Lip Sync

    The Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — Boy, the way Glenn Miller played, those were the days. The Gang was a deck stacked against the Gillmor young versus old, Lorde versus The Stones. Just when we finally convinced everybody Beatles was spelled with a Capital T. The talent drought continues. Sure, there are great artists. And even… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Kick the Can

    Gillmor Gang: Kick the Can

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — digest the complete lack of CES news and the consolidation of the aggregation newsletters. Jason Calicanis' Launch newsletter went pay-only today, as tech news and events appear to be in a maturing phase. With new sites appearing from All-Things D vets Mossberg and Swisher and a NY Times redesign, the impact of mobile… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Robophobia

    Gillmor Gang: Robophobia

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — talk about what it means to be human in a digital age. The rise of the stream threatens to overwhelm us, and the Gang seems bent on drowning in wearables. But maybe that's just a harsh look at a tough nut we're all trying to crack: keeping up with the impossible flow. Meanwhile, @dannysullivan… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

    Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — take the edge off of a slow week with a relaxed conversation about Instagram and Twitter direct messages, online anonymity, its effects on the brain, and Google's reasons for cacheing Gmail images. Occasionally Farber disappears to throw another log on the fire. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Free as a Bird

    Gillmor Gang: Free As A Bird

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — recorded a Tuesday evening session in the wake of Apple's iPad refresh announcements. Tim Cook cemented control of the company by open-pricing apps and OS for the price of the hardware. In so doing, Apple did what Google has been doing for years: free upgrades to enhance the network effects of the… Read More

 
  • Gillmor Gang: Inch by Inch

    Gillmor Gang: Inch by Inch

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — added up the Apple announcements, the Twitter IPO, and why Chromecast's Cloud-to-Device model will stick. No consensus on this last point, but since AirPlay does a little of both strategies, we'll know soon enough. The biometric capabilities and low-power bluetooth chip of the new iPhones may not… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Running On Empty

    Gillmor Gang: Running On Empty

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — why September 10 will be a turning point for Tim Cook, why the Microsoft/Nokia acquisition/Ballmer resignation had it backwards, why iWatch stands for software not hardware. Confusion makes for interesting times, or something like that. We're caught in a vortex of boredom, say some of us, waiting… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Watching the River Flow

    Gillmor Gang: Watching the River Flow

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Doc Searls, and Steve Gillmor — digest the resignation of Steve Ballmer and its potential impact on the direction of the Post-PC Era. Whether he was pushed by Bill Gates or what, it's clear something changed in the last few days. Just how or who can do better will soon be apparent, as Ballmer's lame duck term has been accelerated by a… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Drunken Avatars

    Gillmor Gang: Drunken Avatars

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — turned what seemed like a slow news week into a tour of emergent hardware and big tech ideas. A Down-Under visitor to Robert Scoble's studio showed us how he used a 3D printer to prototype a Steadicam-like handheld image stabilizer. Closer to home, we handicapped Elon Musk's HyperLoop project, the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Batteries Not Included

    Gillmor Gang: Batteries Not Included

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — talked Microsoft reorg and the chance it might make a difference. No one is underestimating the power of the Windows giant, but rearranging the deck chairs may not move the needle enough to matter. With Office subsumed in one group and Windows in another, Steve Ballmer has traded one fiefdom for a more amorphous one… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Cider House Rules

    Gillmor Gang: Cider House Rules

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — absorb the WWDC keynote. iOS7, OS/10 Mavericks, Macbook Air refresh, and iTunes Radio were the big bullets, but underlying the event was the resurgence of Apple as the leader in setting the agenda. Not everyone buys this perspective, of course. @scobleizer sees this as the assignment of RIM and Microsoft to… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Watertown

    Gillmor Gang: Watertown

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — note the intersection of social and mainstream medias as the events in Boston unfolded in real time. What has been framed as a competition became something more, as Twitter streams, scanner apps, and local news streams meshed with CNN et al. Inspired curation by @dannysullivan produced an… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Attention Surplus Disorder

    Gillmor Gang: Attention Surplus Disorder

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — enjoys a week of actual tech news for the first time in quite a while. Samsung's latest big screen phone comes with a suite of Android add-ons, some of which tickle @scobleizer's shiny bone while making it clear his rationale for switching to Android has more to do with pocketing his Google Glass base… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Locked in the Trunk

    Gillmor Gang: Locked in the Trunk

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated another undisclosed term of imprisonment in the siloed world of Twitter. Sure, we talked about lots of stuff. Microsoft losing its huge bet on Windows 8 and Surface. Netflix and Spotify carving up the media that used to be called TV and radio. How the Internet is too big to fail or be taken… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: London Calling

    Gillmor Gang: London Calling

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — killed some time waiting for NBC to let us watch the Olympics on our tablets and phones like the rest of the world. @dbfarber isn't ready to write off Microsoft, but I can't help wondering why Steve Sinofsky was content to duck a journalist's question about the Windows Surface's impact on hardware… Read More