Gillmor Gang

  • 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: Interdependance Day

    Gillmor Gang: Interdependence Day

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — marvel at the mutually assured creation of a partnership between Larry Ellison's Oracle and Marc Benioff's Salesforce.com. Few would have predicted such a stunning partnership just a few years ago, but the crescendoing intersection of cloud, social, and mobile has borne sudden fruit. The only… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Mo' Beta Blues

    Gillmor Gang: Mo’ Beta Blues

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — welcome the summer solstice with a dip in the gene pool. With Google Glass two months new and iOS7 in developers' hands, the stage is set for the unification of app notifications across OS and device. Microsoft releases Office for the iPhone, and Facebook Snapchat's Instagram. But to quote Miles, it's kind of… 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: Back in the USSR

    Gillmor Gang: Back in the USSR

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — view the world through PRISM glasses. We, or me, couldn't help wondering what part of surpised we are at the idea we're being monitored and scraped within an inch of our metadata. It's hard to tell whether we're worried about losing our individual freedoms, or having to do the hard work of balancing the tradeoffs… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Wake Up Call

    Gillmor Gang: Wake Up Call

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — recorded early on a Thursday morning, flush with Apple CEO Tim Cook's read-between-the-lines performance at D11. Cook took some 80 minutes to say very little, or so say the pundits and Wall Street spinners. But the Gang found plenty to decrypt, including thoughts on Apple TV, wearable computing, value… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Parlor Games & Metaphones

    Gillmor Gang: Parlor Games & Metaphones

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — neatly sidestepped the Yahoo Tumblr acquisition and segued into the wonderful world of messaging. As Facebook Home settles into a cot at the homeless shelter, Google is revving up for an all-out assault on the service suite. Google Glass is just the tip of the iceberg; below the waterline, the search… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Live from Betaday

    Gillmor Gang: Live From Betaday

    This Gillmor Gang was recorded live at betaday, the betaworks annual gathering in New York. The Gillmor Gang included John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Douglas Rushkoff, Paul Davison, and Steve Gillmor. Enjoy. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Windows Too Late

    Gillmor Gang: Windows Too Late

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — broke from the gate and never let up in a barnburner of a show about the post-Jobs era. Will Google assume the mantle of leadership from an aging Apple, or is this just an evolutionary step along across the stream of innovation triggered by the iPhone/iPad? There's plenty of data on both sides of… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Glass Onion

    Gillmor Gang: Glass Onion

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — well, we talked Google Glass. @scobleizer has certainly made the case for the life-altering shower-taking scenarios, but what the Gang got into was what happens next. Do we wait for the actual launch early next year, or is the die already cast with this alpha rollout? One thing for sure: there's plenty to unravel… 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: Kaleidoscope Eyes

    Gillmor Gang: Kaleidoscope Eyes

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — pictured themselves in a boat on a river, as the first wave of Google Glass hit the network, aka Scoble's forehead. @scobleizer promises to never take off this thing, and even the hyperbole doesn't refute the central notion. The whole world is not only watching but feeding the realtime stream. Social meets… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Speculation, Music, Death

    Gillmor Gang: Speculation, Music, Death

    The Gillmor Gang — Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — spared no expense to bring you the finest in up-to-date tech commentary. In other words, we tore into Twitter Music, ignored Facebook Home, dissected the internals of AirPlay, and cashed our Bitcoin checks. Our attention is a zero sum game, and whether it’s West Wing or Twitter pointers into the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Fork You

    Gillmor Gang: Fork You

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — spent a too-quick hour on Facebook Home, Twitter’s new deep linking Cards, and the jousting over Webkit. Individually, these developments represent interesting strategy for the major notification platforms of Google, Apple, Twitter, and Facebook. But taken together, we’re seeing… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 04.05.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 04.05.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Spring Cleaning

    Gillmor Gang: Spring Training

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — takes turns sizing up the new season. With Steve Ballmer running out of room and close to the warning track, we talk about who might be called up from the minors. Dave Winer is back with a nifty pivot on Google Reader's trip to the showers. More than anything, Winer made the hard stuff look easy and gave the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: It's Alright, Bob

    Gillmor Gang: It’s Alright, Bob

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — convened with Gillmor in Boston and the Gang in California. We took another cut at the Google Reader damage, with @dannysullivan hating on notifications and @scobleizer hating on Android's notifications. Did I say I told him so? Yes I did. But the mere fact we spent so much time on the stream's destruction of… 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: Pinch and Spread

    Gillmor Gang: Pinch and Spread

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — spent a beautiful Bay Area day chatting amiably about Android, Apple, and the GUI formerly known as the Lock Screen. With notifications becoming the default interaction point with email, social, and app inputs, the Gang is split down the middle. On one side is @scobleizer and @jtaschek and… Read More

  • Shapes Of Things

    Shapes Of Things

    Sure, there's a second screen these days. But it's not the one you might think. The second screen is the TV, where the decaying rules remain in force as network comedies atrophy and the fall season is rife with cancellation. The first screen is the mini, managing the push notification appointment calendar and relationships of the binge viewers as they kibitz, joke, and narrate the stream economy. Read More