omg/jk

  • Facebook Subscriptions, Windows 8, and Arrington's Departure

    OMG/JK: Sh*thead Lists, Touching On Windows 8, And A Goodbye To Mike

    Despite our busy week, Jason and I had the chance to sit down to do an episode of OMG/JK yesterday. We focused on a few key topics: Facebook’s new subscribe social option, their smart lists, the first Windows 8 developer preview, and TechCrunch Disrupt. Obviously, it’s impossible to talk about Disrupt without mentioning Mike’s exit. So we address that at first, before going on… Read More

  • Amazon Tablets, Carol Bartz, and Windows 8 UI

    OMG/JK: Amazon Tablets, Carol Bartz, And Friendship Bracelets

    We’re back for a new episode of OMG/JK, featuring your hosts reunited at TCHQ as we prepare for TechCrunch Disrupt SF. This week, we talk about Amazon’s upcoming secret tablet (which MG recently tried out), and how it might or might not take on the iPad. We also discuss the complexity of the Windows 8 UI and its growing number of buttons. And we take a look at the recent firing… Read More

  • Steve Jobs Steps Down, Google Buys Motorola and Facebook Privacy

    OMG/JK: Hey, Remember When August Was A Slow Month?

    Get ready. This is one epic episode of OMG/JK. It’s been a couple of weeks since our last show — and those weeks have been packed with news. Google announced that it’s in the process of acquiring Motorola, which will have major implications for the future of Android. Facebook made some changes to its Places product and privacy settings. And, in sad news, Steve Jobs… Read More

  • Amazon Kindle, Facebook Messenger and Games on Google+

    OMG/JK: With Google+, It’s All A Big Game

    Even though it’s the end of summer and tech news has started to slow to a crawl, there was actually quite a bit to talk about on OMG/JK this week. In this episode, Jason and I focus on three key things: Amazon’s Kindle web reader, Facebook Messenger, and games on Google+. Read More

  • Google Android's Patent Issues

    OMG/JK: An Argument Over Microsoft’s And Google’s Argument Over Patents

    This week’s episode of OMG/JK is a bit top-heavy. There simply wasn’t a ton of news this week beyond the one giant fight that broke out between Google and Microsoft over the patent issue. Channeling that spirit, Jason and I get into an argument about the argument. Is Google right? Is Microsoft right? Do they both look like huge asses? Read More

  • Twitter Introduces Ads and Facebook Hacked on IPad

    OMG/JK: The Man In The Yellow Jacket

    We’re back for a new episode of OMG/JK — featuring both of your hosts reunited in the TCHQ studio (I was back in SF for our Mobile First CrunchUp). Oh, and this episode also includes a cameo by a man in a large yellow jacket. I won’t spoil it. We kick off this week’s episode by diving into Twitter’s new ad format, which allows brands to place Promoted Tweets at… Read More

  • OSX Lion, Spotify Launches and Google Plus

    OMG/JK: Lion’s Inverted Roar

    No, the heat isn’t playing tricks on you: it’s time for another new episode of OMG/JK! In this episode we take a look at Mac OS X Lion, the latest release of Apple’s operating system that introduces some key new features: Mission Control, Launchpad, and inverted scrolling. Tune in to hear how often MG attempts to touch the screen of his Macbook because he’s so used to… Read More

  • Google Introduces Plus While Facebook Talks Skype

    OMG/JK: Yes, Of Course You're In My 'Friends' Circle. Swear.

    We’re back for a new episode of OMG/JK, and, in the spirit of Skype’s new integration with Facebook, we’ve decided to try out this nifty video conferencing technology for ourselves! Okay, so the split-screen action was primarily motivated by the fact that I’m now out in New York, but it’s certainly timely. In this week’s episode we discuss the new… Read More

  • With Ten Million Videos Played, TechCrunch TV Turns One

    With Ten Million Videos Played, TechCrunch TV Turns One

    TechCrunch TV celebrates its one year birthday today. Since we launched, we’ve had 10 million live and on demand video plays. We have more than 2,300 videos archived in our library. In addition to breaking news interviews and live special event coverage, we now produce 9 shows in San Francisco and New York. Last year in late June, TechCrunch had just moved into its new San… Read More

  • A Tale Of Two iPhones

    A Tale Of Two iPhones

    A new iPhone is approaching — this, everyone knows. While WWDC came and went without an announcement, this was expected. Instead, this year it will be all about the fall — with new hardware hitting just in time for the formal launch of iOS 5. But what exactly will the new hardware be? An “iPhone 5″ or an “iPhone 4S”? Or, better yet, both? That’s… Read More

  • IPhone Vs. Android Sales, IOS 5 and Facebook Project Spartan

    OMG/JK: The iPhone Empire Strikes Back?

    This week’s episode of OMG/JK is a long one — the longest yet, in fact, at 30 minutes. Jason and I apologize for going on and on but we had a lot to talk about. It’s been roughly three weeks since we last recorded an episode and a ton of stuff has happened. And while we don’t even come close to getting through all of it, we do go pretty in-depth on some of the major… Read More

  • WWDC, Google Wallet, and Twitter Photos

    OMG/JK: iCloud, gWallet, and tPhotos

    In this week’s episode of OMG/JK, Jason and I start off with a preview of what may be coming at Apple’s WWDC event next week in San Francisco. Then we get into what Google unveiled at their NFC event in New York City last week. And finally, we talk about Twitter’s move into the photo space. All three topics have a bit of controversy surrounding them. First of all, WWDC will… Read More

  • OMG/JK: Chromebooks And Droided Out Lightbulbs

    From Google I/O to Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, last week was a huge one for tech news. In this episode of OMG/JK, my colleague MG Siegler and I do an in-depth look at what happened at Google’s annual developer conference, which saw the launch of Google Music Beta, Android’s @home project, and the first Chromebooks. Don’t worry, we’ll talk about the Skype… Read More

  • Google I/O Event and Microsoft Acquires Skype

    OMG/JK: Chromebooks And Droided Out Lightbulbs

    From Google I/O to Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, last week was a huge one for tech news. In this episode of OMG/JK, my colleague MG Siegler and I do an in-depth look at what happened at Google’s annual developer conference, which saw the launch of Google Music Beta, Android’s @home project, and the first Chromebooks. Don’t worry, we’ll talk about the Skype… Read More

  • Google I/O Preview, Twitter and TweetDeck

    OMG/JK: Can Google Correct Last Year's Big I/O Flops This Year?

    It’s just about that time again. Google I/O is happening next week and just as in year’s past, the company is expected to announce some big things on stage during their two keynotes on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. But what will those things be? Jason and I delve into some predictions for the event, which we’ll both be covering. But first we take some time to look back at… Read More

  • Google and Apple Information Tracking and Sony PSN Compromised

    OMG/JK: Insert Pun About Storms In The Cloud Here

    We’re back for a new episode of OMG/JK (in HD!). This week the news has been all about private data — Google and Apple have been accused of tracking your every move (they aren’t), and Sony has revealed that 77 million user accounts were compromised (this, unfortunately, is true).
    Tune in to find out where things stand now, and where to get the best deal on your tinfoil… Read More

  • Flip's Death, Blackberry PlayBook and Kindle Ads

    OMG/JK: Flipping Through The PlayBook, Now In Stunning HD

    It’s time for a new episode of OMG/JK. And yes, the title above refers to what may be the greatest technical advance for TechCrunch TV since its inception last year: we’re now shooting the show in HD. Now you can almost see the drool coming out of MG’s mouth every time we mention the word “Apple”. It’s very exciting. This week we discuss the sudden death… Read More

  • Andy Rubin's Android Open Source Defense and Google's Reorganization

    OMG/JK: Google "Open", Google Re-Org, Google Social

    This week’s episode of OMG/JK is all-Google, all the time. Given the big shakeup at the top of the search giant (with co-founder Larry Page taking over the CEO role this week), it should be no surprise that a lot of interesting things are happening. But even more interesting is how things are shaking out. The “open” debate has been kicked up a notch, there’s been a… Read More

  • Color App, Google Tablet and Amazon Appstore

    OMG/JK: The Color Of Controversy

    We’re back with a new episode of OMG/JK, and it’s a good one. This last week has been full of controversy — from the launch of Color, the photo-swapping app that raised $41 million pre-launch, to reports that Google is not planning to open-source the tablet version of Android any time soon. And, as you’d expect, MG and I have some differing opinions about what that… Read More

  • SXSW, the New York Times Paywall and Twitter

    OMG/JK: Storming The Paywall

    It’s time for a new episode of OMG/JK, the weekly show where my colleague MG Siegler and I talk about the latest news in tech. We both just got back from South By Southwest, and we have plenty to say about the promotions, product launches, and other news (or lack thereof) that came out of one of year’s biggest tech events. We also take a look at the new paywall that will soon… Read More