In which we talk with the brilliantly undefinable Merlin Mann for his amazing insight, advice, and dissection of the areas of productivity, motivation, and just trying to get there. As he tackles our questions, we get a dose of some classic Merlin-Maning.
This is the final episode of IRL Talk. It’s been real. Faith and Jason are going to miss you. Thanks for hanging out with us.
In this episode of Shotgun Brunch we talk with the incredibly talented singer song-writer/comedian Allie Goertz. You’ve heard her songs on the front page of Reddit, now find out how she got there! (hint: it involves Chatroullete) Sarah and Jackie also get to talk to Allie about dating, first crushes, being tweeted at by Patton Oswalt, and how music integrates with comedy.
Make sure to follow Allie on Twitter @AllieGoertz and check out her album, COSSBYSWEATER, on iTunes and on her website.
Excitement over a new Apple TV box, what wearables may come, whether today’s wearables incur health risks, and what service or piece of software we first paid for."
In the first episode of “Behind the App”, a special series of Inquisitive, we take a look at the beginnings of iOS app development, by focusing on the introduction of the iPhone and the App Store.
This week Myke is joined by Merlin Mann. They talk about getting out of your comfort zone, starting new things, killing old things and how these topics apply to a new direction for this show.
Apple’s huge quarterly results, the psychology of Kickstarter, Microsoft’s holograms, and technology that cures life’s annoyances."
The Talk Show
‘Malaprops’, With Guest Ben Thompson
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Topics include Apple’s pseudo “sabbaticals” (employees who leave the company but then return after a year or two); Google’s cultural similarities to Microsoft; the ways that Apple (and iOS users) might miss Scott Forstall; accessibility as a high priority for Apple; Instagram’s success (and how they effectively ate Hipstamatic’s lunch); a debate on just how “simple” Twitter is; Box’s successful IPO, and Dropbox’s support for Yosemite’s official Finder integration for such services; MIT economist Jonathan Gruber pissing in my Google juice; Chromebooks; Amazon’s overall strategy, and the colossal failure of their Fire Phone; and, lastly, a good chunk on Microsoft’s Windows 10/HoloLens event last week.
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Need: A refined retailer and lifestyle magazine for men.
Igloo: The intranet you’ll actually like.
Ben Thompson’s Stratechery website and Exponent podcast.
Mark Bylok’s The Whiskey Cabinet, an excellent new book.
Tim Cook’s tweet on Box’s IPO.
Jibe vs. Jive vs. Gibe
Michael Jackson’s death.
Austin Carr’s excellent story for Fast Company on the development of Amazon’s Fire Phone.
Amazon Echo — the standalone always-listening AI assistant, with a three-month backlog.
Joanna Stern on Windows 10.
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