News Roundtable with Jason Nazar and Vivek Wadhwa - TWiST #197





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0:00-2:00 It's a TWiST News Roundtable today.
2:00-3:30 Welcome back to the program, Jason Nazar! And also welcome to Vivek Wadhwa.
3:30-6:30 Thank you to MailChimp for sponsoring the show. Everyone thank them @MailChimp on Twitter.
6:30-10:30 We are going to start talking about the iPhone, which is smashing sales records. Is a sign that the tech pundit is disconnected from the masses that they are not excited and most people are?
12:00-14:00 Vivek, what do you think? Are you excited about the 4S or do you care?
14:45-16:15 Has anyone tried Siri?
16:15-17:45 Does Siri have voice training?
17:45-20:00 Jason tells a story about contacting Steve Jobs during the planning stages of Mahalo.
20:00-23:00 Next story: A Google engineer wrote an internal memo that leaked to the general public, in which he called Google+ a "knee-jerk reaction." What is the implication of this?
23:00-25:00 Vivek, how bad is this?
28:00-29:00 Jason predicts: Google will split the social space 50/50 with Facebook in the next few years.
29:00-31:30 Thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the show. Everyone remember to thank @GoToMeeting on Twitter!
31:30-35:15 Next story: Google announced plans to axe a few projects in the coming weeks including Buzz, academic search features and Jaiku. Will any of these products be missed?
35:15-38:00 Zynga has announced that they are launching a new gaming platform outside of Facebook. Why start a second network that still relies on Facebook log ins?
38:00-39:00 Jason predicts: Zynga will be a full-blown network to compete with Facebook within the next three years.
41:00-43:00 Jason: Mark Pincus will become a legendary entrepreneur.
44:45-47:45 The TV network Bravo is reportedly casting for a reality show based in Silicon Valley. Will this be in any way representative of life in the Valley?
50:00-52:00 Vivek: Put Jason, Mike Arrington and Arianna Huffington and put them on a desert island and see what happens.
52:00-57:45 According to Business Insider, Google is planning to fill up YouTube with premium content and position it as a cable TV rival. Will they be able to get people to start paying for YT content?
57:45-59:15 Should humans guide the search results or should an algorithm, Jason N.? Who knows what's best for the world?
59:15-1:02:45 Microsoft's acquisition of Skype has been approved. Do you think they'll be able to successfully integrate Skype within their system, Vivek?
1:02:45-1:05:00 Blackberry experienced massive, worldwide outages this week. Is this going to push users to other platforms?
1:05:00- Jason: What if I'm typing something that I don't want everyone to hear?
1:09:00- Thank you to GoToMeeting and MailChimp for sponsoring the show.
1:09:30- Jason N., how is Docstoc going?
1:10:00- Vivek, what are you up to?
1:11:00- Thanks everyone, we'll see you next time!

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