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  • 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… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Competitive Blocking

    Gillmor Gang: Competitive Blocking

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — ring in the New Year in celebration of surviving yet another crisis in the venture capital community. The concern is that acquihires represent the capitulation of innovation in service of the big getting bigger. As cloud computing lowers the barriers to entry for first stage ideas, the struggle is moving… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Almost Full

    Gillmor Gang: Almost Full

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Happy New Year! Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Private Practices

    Gillmor Gang: Private Practices

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — work off that stuffed feeling with a show devoted to the intersection between public and private messaging. What started with Twitter and continued with Facebook has now yielded a startup frenzy many mistake for a bubble. Instagram started the ball rolling, SnapChat doubled down on it, and many fear it… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Daft Monopolists

    Gillmor Gang: Daft Monopolists

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — act their age in the style of Steve Ballmer, who thinks he’s of an older time where the world’s not going. I’m not so sure he’s right about that, what with SnapChat taking a pass on $3 billion ephemeral oh-so-direct messages. Surely the snark social leader fits like a glove with… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Hocus Pocus

    Gillmor Gang: Hocus Pocus

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — find themselves in a quandary over Steven Elop’s alleged exit strategy for Microsoft. Is he really serious, dumping XBox and casting aside Bing? Or is this just a magician’s sleight of hand, misdirecting the attention from the more radical idea of abandoning Windows to… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

    Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — move further and further toward the Golden Age of Push Notification. What some see as a fragmented sea of apps, others see as a ripe opportunity to unify notifications as the successor to email, social streaming to the core. As Windows gets sucked into the tidal wave of mobility… 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… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Context Matters

    Gillmor Gang: Context Matters

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took out their devices and slapped them down on the table. By any measurement, the Context Wars are well under way. But neither Apple or particularly Google seem to realize what Twitter does — that notifications are the way to roll up both armies in the battle for user… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: IPOed

    Gillmor Gang: IPOed

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Sure, we talked about the Twitter IPO, about the Bitcoin Bust, about whether Apple is a hardware or software company, and other stuff. Looming in the background was the idea that our politics have atrophied yet more to complete decrepitude, that we could unring the bell of the election… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sensorship

    Gillmor Gang: Sensorship

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — new iPhone + new OS = continued Apple domination. Twitter vacillates between NYSE and NASDAQ. Age of Context The Book ships as publishing gestation shrinks from 9 months to 2 weeks. It is only toward the end of the show that someone in the chat notices @scobleizer isn’t wearing… Read More

  • 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: 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… 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… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: I Spy

    Gillmor Gang: I Spy

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — well, let’s just say this show went to some very strange places. Kangaroo balls, Google auto-urinary services, the real reason Jeff Bezos bought a newspaper, and other details of the Lull before the Next Storm. Much to be entertained with, but bolstered by some serious business about… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: What's Up Doc

    Gillmor Gang: What’s Up Doc

    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… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrate Google’s gift to StreamTV. ChromeCast is cheap, small, simple, and extensible, just in time to kickoff the run up to Apple’s big move to the Big Screen. It’s a win-win for everybody involved, except maybe Microsoft and its XBox offering. Suddenly 3 screens and the cloud… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: IBeacon & Eggs

    Gillmor Gang: iBeacon & Eggs

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb filter across our head. Television is going streamland in a big way, and the Emmy nominations of Netflix’ House of Cards are but the most obvious indicator of the transformation. And what Apple has in store for us is becoming tangibly… 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… 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… Read More