David Katzmaier updates his advice for cord-cutters, the Marriott cyberattack may be the work of Chinese spies and Intel chips score a breakthrough.
Andrew and Paul run down their list of the worst tech of 2018. Andrew takes issue with all of social media. Did social media reach it's all time low in 2018? Andrew also questions YouTube and Google's identity. Paul's worst of includes Windows 10 Fall Update issues, and the Pixel 3 notch.
We talk China, data collection and political bias.
The iPhone maker is facing a possible ban in China, Qualcomm is trying to destabilize Apple and Intel, and Europe is tightening regulations on Silicon Valley.
Find a great gift idea with these books that are only available, or only really work, in physical dead-tree form, from a lavishly illustrated history of Dungeons and Dragons to the creativity-inspiring Wonderbook.
We continue with the #INSIGHTSPodcast Series and in this episode, we focus on the healthcare sector and discuss opportunities and the market landscape using examples from the Accel portfolio. To talk about this exciting topic, We have Barath & Radhika, Principal & Sr Associate at Accel whose core focus investment areas are in Life sciences, Medtech and digital health. On this podcast, we discuss the healthcare landscape in India using examples from the Accel portfolio and what to look for while building out a healthcare company from India : Examples from Accel portfolio on problems being solved in healthcare for global markets Lifesciences What is life sciences - the model of an IP led lifesciences company solving global problems Mitra Biotech - Why did they choose to start in India? The solution to an age old problem - How do you understand the effects of drugs on tumors without bombarding a patient with the drugs Zumutor Building a platform to develop molecules for improving drug delivery to cancer cells Healthcare Delivery The problems with the healthcare delivery in India Moving care back to the home - counter intuitive insight and how Portea plugs the gaps in the delivery space Digital health Onco.com - using digital distribution to disrupt the current value chain and deliver better care for patients Using AI to deliver healthcare in the diagnostics space - How sigtuple uses digital distribution and AI to deliver healthcare and diagnose correctly. The Indian Advantage - Why healthcare is attractive in India Capital efficiency from being in India 3x-5x advantage in capital required from building from India Talent, Infrastructure arbitrage from India - The Indian pharma story for next wave of lifesciences Speeding things up - How India helps speed up development The regulatory advantage - lesser regulations for initial development of drugs Using the initial momentum and taking the drugs to more regulated markets for trials - the difficulty of trials in the Indian market Examples where the thesis on cost and time plays out The estimates from Axio - getting to market with 1/10th the capital and 60% of the time to get to market with a great product Setting the standards in India so the product goes global - no compromise on quality The healthcare business - things to consider while getting into the healthcare sector The trust process - building trust, and the time and effort it takes to build trust Importance of IP - having a good IP and using peer-reviewed publications for validation and marketing Patent portfolio and defensiblity of patents - defending incremental IP and not infringing existing patents, and filing patents to get it out in the world The team - building a team as the company grows, and the expertise required; the differences between life sciences, and non-life science businesses The Indian story - shift from communicable to chronic disease, infrastructure gap, mobile first country and the advantage technology provides in such an environment.
We spend Episode 500 talking about Smash, the Apple Watch's EKG support and Corning's crazy bendable glass.
The Mate 20 Pro is one of the best Android phones out there, and Asus ROG Phone wants to be the best gaming phone in the market. Reviewers Roydon Cerejo and Aditya Shenoy join host Pranay Parab to talk about these phones. Mate 20 Pro (0:30) Processor power Camera performance Thoughts on photos vs Pixel 3 Pricing and value Design and build quality The cons Final thoughts ROG Phone (16:22) Design ROG Gaming UI Accessories Marketing Performance Gaming performance Camera Battery life
Qualcomm and Samsung show off prototype 5G phones, Hulu bets on anime and ads that show when you hit pause and that Avengers 4 trailer still isn't here.
According to a new rumor Microsoft will be transitioning from it's Edge browser to a new Chromium based browser. Paul explains how that could impact users for the better. Andrew and Paul also run down their best tech of 2018. Paul's list includes digital assistants, Fortnite, and Windows 10 upgrades. Andrew's best of list includes the Pixel 3 camera, iPad Pro, and Nintendo Switch.
Plus, a look at Ring's Neighbors app.
We preview the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit and talk about a mashup between live theater and VR.
Plus, Apple's iPhone XR sales show strength.
We talk about Musk's Boring Co. hitting a snag, how the e-scooter craze can be hazardous to your health, and the week CNET spent with robot dog Aibo.
The Realme U1 packs impressive hardware at an excellent price, but is the experience good enough to trump stiff competition from Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 6 Pro? Deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Realme U1 (0:12) Hardware and specifications Build and design Camera Performance Marketing tactics Competition Pricing and availability
Over past few years, and especially as a rookie entrepreneur myself, a lot of what Phani said and did have started making sense. After the exit, he took his mother to London, her maiden foreign trip. Phani tells me now in this podcast that she’s not in a shape now to travel overseas. And his thoughts about how entrepreneurship is a self purification journey cannot be more relevant at a time when debates about a crisis of culture and integrity are at centre of India’s start ecosystem.
Andrew and Paul discuss the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals they grabbed. Paul regrets not buying a new iPad. Paul also rants about cheaply made tablets that fail to deliver on working features. And LG patents a phone with 16 lenses. What would be the point of a phone with 16 lenses?
We break down the momentous Mars landing, run through Cyber Monday and question whether "classic" consoles have hit a wall.
This week on the Carfection audio podcast we're at the track for an epic shoot with every single generation of BMW M3 to see how this aspirational sports car has evolved over the decades.
We talk about a strange new LG patent, Elon Musk moving to Mars and Cyber Monday.
Taylor Swift's new record contract hopefully means a better deal for Universal artists and rumours point to Samsung's Galaxy S10 being huge and covered in cameras. We cover it all on the UK's best tech podcast.
We continue with our discussion on building for India in the #INSIGHTSpodcast Series and in this episode, we focus on selling to manufacturing SMEs. To talk about this important topic, we have Narayan, Co-founder of Power2SME, a "buying club" for SMEs. Narayan is a serial entrepreneur and before starting Power2SME, he was the founder & CEO of Denave, India's largest technology powered sales enabling services company. Previously he held various leadership positions in companies like Oracle and Microsoft. On this podcast, we discuss the need for a “buying club” for the Indian SMEs, the role of credit in the economy, the life of a few and inescapable market effects: Identifying a value proposition that can scale Solving the right problems - choosing a problem which is a real pain point for customers Importance of aligning with the interests of all players in the ecosystem Building out the marketplace Building out a marketplace for large sellers and small buyers How is the market structured, and the quality of supply in India Onboarding small unorganized players onto an organized marketplace Turning Skeptics to believers - getting your first large seller to take you seriously Working capital for SMEs Challenges with getting credit for SMEs and the challenges for banks to underwrite and service SMEs Why is working capital a big issue for SMEs? Potential for innovation Taking on risk with NBFCs to enable credit for SMEs The ILFS, liquidity crunch and how the credit system operates Lessons learnt from running a startup The ups and downs of running a startup - dealing with market effects Effects of policy and regulation on business and SME Diversification of portfolio of customers and lenders Advice for startup founders - the importance of building a strong leadership and mentorship network
Entrepreneurship is hard. No matter what you’re building. It becomes even harder when you’re building something that’s not understood by many, and even worse if the product is clearly ahead of its time. But founders are crazy. They see opportunities when no one sees them. They also get blinded sometimes by it and fail. When Tarun Mehta started building Ather Energy, India’s first electric two wheelers, his startup was being written off even before the pre-orders started. After getting his pitch rejected by 80 investors ( is that a magic number? Even Kabeer of Dunzo had similar number of rejections before getting funded), Tarun finally met Sachin Bansal. “What should I change in this pitch deck?” “Don’t change anything. This is how you’ll build this.” Perhaps only a fellow entrepreneur can empathize with another founder’s dogged optimism. So here’s to the entrepreneurial mafia being led by Sachin Bansal and several others.
Redmi Note 6 Pro has big boots to fill and tough competition to stave off. Can it manage to succeed in India? Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. Redmi Note 6 Pro (0:25) Design Build quality Display Battery life Performance Software Competition
Andrew and Paul discuss 2018 Black Friday trends and deals such as phones and smart speakers. What trends and deals made their list?
Friend of the show David Katzmaier visits to talk TV.
Plus: More Facebook scandals and Alfred Ng gets to talk about Super Smash Bros.
The Kominisky Method puts together Douglas and Alan Arkin in a new Chuck Lorre show.
Plus, a look at Amazon's Fire TV Recast and complaints about Facebook removing posts.
The Google Pixel line of phones just got a new feature called Night Sight, which dramatically improves low-light photos. Will this change the way smartphones capture low-light photos? Night Sight on Google Pixel (0:10) What is Night Sight? How it changes low light photography Is this magic or physics? When will other phones get this feature? What we want from Night Sight How this could reinvent smartphone photography
Paul talks about using the new 2018 MacBook Air. What does Paul like or not like about the new MacBook Air? Paul also explains why the new MacBook Air is the best thing to happen to the Microsoft Surface laptop. Andrew talks about his first impression of the new HP Spectre x360. How does the keyboard compare to the HP Elitebook?
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Brendan Sinclair, GamesIndustry.biz's North American Editor joins Adam to reflect on the closure of the game-guide maker Prima and what Microsoft's latest acquisitions might mean for the next Xbox. Lottie Bevan - co-founder of Weather Factory - is one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brit's for 2018 and reflects on being brave enough to try something different.
A look at the Zozosuit, a new Amazon-Apple partnership and Alibaba's Singles' Day.
Rain was best known for the eerie, sonorous voice he lent to HAL 9000 in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film. However, he was also celebrated for his decades of performances on the Shakespearean stage.
Apple's new iPad Pro may come with a high price, but Andy is still very excited for it. Plus, Rich tells us about Star Trek being highbrow.
The J2 Core can provide tough competition in the budget Android phone segment and reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss whether it's a worthy challenger. Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (0:25) Android Oreo Go Edition vs regular Android The app ecosystem Should you buy Redmi 6A over this? 8GB internal storage a problem? Gaming performance Cameras A creepy feature that everyone should know about Pricing and features Final thoughts
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We continue with our discussion on building for India in the #InsightsPodcastSeries and in this episode, focus on building an eCommerce company for Industrial India . To talk about this important topic, We have Rahul, Co-founder of Moglix, a B2B marketplace for Medium to Large businesses. Before starting Moglix, He has held various leadership positions at Google in Asia Pacific and is a graduate of ISB and IIT Kanpur. On this podcast, we discuss building a B2B marketplace for the Indian Industry: Choosing the problem - How do you think about the problem to go after? Importance of market size, and conversely the lack of importance of the size in especially large markets The chicken and egg problem - What comes first in a marketplace - supply or demand? Solving for what comes first on your platform - Identifying the size of buyers and sellers and determining build out of your marketplace Contrasting between B2B and B2C - buying behavior and differences in customers Difference in the decision making process of B2B and B2C customers and ticket size changes the way people buy and product must be built out Cash flow - B2B runs on credit while a B2C is on cash being paid upfront; rethink cash cycles for your business Winning in the space - How Moglix built a well loved and resilient business Building a tech-first marketplace next platform to handle scale in the future Surviving the initial few years and emerging as winners in the space Hiring the right talent for the team, and hiring for B2B B2B businesses are unsexy, finding the right talent needs people with passion for the business and the problem you’re trying to solve Hire a diverse group of people who bring complementary skillsets to your team - Juggle responsibilities till you find the right hire for the role
Ashish Gupta is an outlier for many reasons. A gold medalist in computer science from IIT Kanpur, Gupta built a startup (Junglee) and sold it to Amazon, has been through several near death experiences at his second startup (Tavant), and is now in the process of sunsetting his third entrepreneurial venture, Helion. None of the above make him an outlier though. Over years, Ashish has found a way into some of India’s biggest and most valued startups as an angel investor. From MakeMyTrip, to Flipkart and MuSigma, Gupta has been an early seed stage backer. It’s almost like getting a front tow seat in a blockbuster movie, and also being able to help produce it. There are very few investors who are as humble, intellectually honest and loved by the entrepreneurs. How and why does he stay that way? Please tune in to listen and read the full transcript below to find out more. Hat-tip to Kanika Berry for help with transcription of the conversation, which is produced lightly edited below:
We discuss that foldable phone, Facebook Portal and the best smartphone you can't buy in the US.
We break down the svelte Air and talk about how restaurants are collecting your data with waitlist apps.
This week Andrew and Paul revisit the apple announcement from last week. Is apple trying to convince the consumer that the iPad is a laptop, if so why? The guys also talk about the innovation Intel has been up to and speculate whether they will release a 10nm chipset this coming year.
How is this thing not going to be a gimmick? Also, we talk about Bixby getting smarter and the biggest threat to the midterm elections.