inThirty 93 – Google I/O 2013 Part 2


In part 2 of our exposé on Google I/O 2013, Harry, Justin, Chaim, and special guest Peter Teoh examine Google Maps, Hangouts, and just how creepy Larry Page is willing to get with users’ DNA data.

Show Notes

“Google I/O: Everything You Need To Know From A New Nexus Phone To A Massive Google Maps Redesign” | Macgasm

“Google I/O 2013: everything you need to know” | The Verge

inThirty 92 – Google I/O 2013 Part 1

google-ioIn  Part 1 of our Google I/O roundup, we’re joined by Peter Teoh to discuss Google Play Music All Access, Google Play game services, Google+, and…honestly, we’ve forgotten half the things we talked about. It was a long night and an even longer keynote.

Show Notes

Google I/O: Everything You Need To Know From A New Nexus Phone To A Massive Google Maps Redesign” | Macgasm

Google I/O 2013: everything you need to know” | The Verge

I Spy APIs

Twitter APIChanges are afoot and being fretted over 140 characters at a time at Twitter. Episode 55 of inThirty takes you through the changes to Twitter’s API and what they mean for the social network’s bazillion users. Harry is worried he’ll be unable to mute hashtags like #Bieberific and Chaim is concerned that he’ll have to wade through promoted tweets by Costco competitors. Justin, and we’ll blame Google Hangouts for this, ducks out of the conversation for a few, but Mr. Michael Degusta of the joins us to lend some much needed metered, sardonic, rationality to the discussion. Mike has also gotten himself on the guest list to the swankiest most VIPiest club on the internet, Twitter competitor and tells us all he can about the service without violating the oath he took to get a spot. Thank you Mike!

Show Notes
Changes coming in Version 1.1 of the Twitter API” | Twitter Dev Blog
Not At Any Price: Twitter Denied Data To Google And Bet On Itself” | TechCrunch
Don’t Panic” | Tapbots Blog
Twitterrific: New Rules, Same Road” | Iconfactory Blog

Google Plus Pages, a Minus?

Because inThirty has a team of lawyers making sure we strictly follow all EULAs and TOS, we never created a Google Plus personal profile with first name in, last name Thirty. Now that Google’s introduced Pages for Google+ we’ve gotten clearance to add, or, if you will, +, ourselves to the network to share our weekly thirty minutes of magic.

Find out our initial impressions of Pages and how long it took us to find the link to create a new one, and listen to us compare the fiendishly similar +1s and Facebook Likes, and count the minutes into the podcast until we mention an Apple product.  How do Pages contribute to Google search? Did Google miss the boat on Plus? Will Mark Zuckerberg ever update his Plus profile? Find out on inThirty.

PS: You can play with us on Plus here.

Show Notes

inThirty Google+ Page

How Google Can Leverage Google+ Against Facebook” | Curious Rat

The Fight Between the Three Major Social Networks” |