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  • Gillmor Gang: Contextual Adults

    Gillmor Gang: Contextual Adults

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — settle in for the Labor Day weekend with a tour of a busy news week. Stops along the way include iBeacon in iOS7, Twitter’s thin blue line, the politics of twerking, and devices, devices, devices. Short takes on Bill Gates’ unlikely return, Apple’s iTrade-In offer… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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. 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Gangnam Style

    Gillmor Gang: Gangnam Style

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, and Steve Gillmor — went bicoastal with @stevegillmor at @borthwick’s Betaworks Studios in New York City. @scobleizer and @jtaschek held down the West Coast as it threatened to float away in Googlemania. With a touch Chromebook and a Google Glasses video surfacing, at least half the Gang is predicting Apple is… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: House of Bacon

    Gillmor Gang: House of Bacon

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — pondered the debatable relationship between Netflix’ House of Cards and the tech community. From HBO’s Jeff Bewkes calling the Kevin Spacey series “pretty good” to Comcast buying the rest of NBC/Universal from GE, the economics of streaming TV took a big leap… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Give Me Your Pants

    Gillmor Gang: Give Me Your Pants

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — is recorded live in the style of a jazz date, where the group improvises around the themes of the day or week. As we prepare to start, I usually try and get voice levels while at the same time trying to “save it for the show.” This time we went ten minutes or so before… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: The 10 Percent Solution

    Gillmor Gang: The 10 Percent Solution

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — watched in amazement as Apple’s stock price tanked due to their blowout quarter and two-thirds ownership of the U.S. smartphone revenue. @scobleizer gave it a 70% chance that he would bolt the Apple Fanboy ranks by the end of February, but only a 10% chance that an unexpected breakthrough from… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: It's Only Love

    Gillmor Gang: It’s Only Love

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — have some fun with Facebook’s new GraphSearch and advances in medical techniques. We all agree that when Facebook says it’s not about search, well, it’s all about search. Should Google be quaking in its boots as @scobleizer shows the Jets and Giants parking lot in the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Hello Goodbye

    Gillmor Gang: Hello Goodbye

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — go beyond the usual scenarios in examining the symbiotic relationships between Apple’s more proprietary model and Android’s open heritage. CES may have been presiding over the collapse of the PC, as the mobile device wave overwhelmed Wintel. But the speed with which the two silent… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Two Clouds and a Screen

    Gillmor Gang: Two Clouds And A Screen

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — made it past the Fiscal Cliff in good order and got back to the day job: buying stuff. With CES on the horizon, the talk quickly got down to screens big and small. Passive TV vs. transactional mobile devices, the differences between the platforms are being absorbed by the big players as… 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… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Talking Tablet Smack

    Gillmor Gang: Talking Tablet Smack

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — survived a rare Saturday recording session at the unstable directorial hands of Gillmor. Topics included iPad Mini, Nexus 7, the latest Twitter UI on said iPad Mini, the lack of communication across platform firewalls, and a bit of Windows 8 Surface and Google Glasses smack. Rated B… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sinofsky Falls

    Gillmor Gang: Sinofsky Falls

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — served up the Sinofsky firing as the main course of a dissection of the Microsoft playbook or lack of it. Who knew that it would be Steve Ballmer to announce just how screwed Microsoft is. Windows 8 solves the wrong problem, while Android keeps several steps ahead with its Nexus platform. Read More