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 they rush to consolidate each other’s positions.
Microsoft continues to struggle in this two-horse or maybe three climate, with Amazon straddling both Google’s context engine and Apple’s credit card superiority. The Gang seems well-positioned to navigate, with Android fans favoring the big lead Google maintains in knowing our data from Gmail and search outward, and Apple enjoying the AirPlay loyalty and its potential in the TV Everywhere battle. A good start to an exciting year we all believe is in the cards.
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Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor