On this episode we were going to talk about net neutrality, but we decided to talk about Amazon’s echo.
Today the rumors are finally true. Amazon finally released a smart phone. None of us thought that this was any big deal, yet we spoke about it for 20 minutes.
At the top of the show we have a discussion on whether the iMac drop in price is something to talk about. Turns out it is.
Three weeks ago, Chaim complained that the Amazon Fire didn’t contain the HBO Go app. Justin chimed in that it is inevitable that it will have it. Turns out, Justin was right. HBO and Amazon signed a deal to show all their back catalogue on Amazon Prime.
NYTimes | Amazon to Stream Original HBO Content
Amazon quasi-surprised us today by releasing the Amazon Fire, a set top box, that is a direct competitor to the major set top box markets. Paul and Justin are on board, but Chaim is saying too late. We discuss the features, the need, and the problems all these set top boxes have.
With Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post, we felt like we had to discuss it. We focus on how news gets consumed, and the future of news. We then speculate how this fits in with Amazon’s business model, and their newly minted content creator status.
[We had audio problems with hangouts, hence no video. Piezo records left/right channels, so you will hear Chaim on the left channel.]