Category Archives: 2013

E406: Airbnb’s Chip Conley on the future of hospitality

watch listen share comment about this episode Chip Conley shook up the hotel industry in the 80s, starting with his rock'n'roll hotel, The Phoenix, in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. He began with a magazine - Rolling Stone - and 5 adjectives to describe the hotel, and how it's ideal guests saw themselves: funky, irreverent, adventures, cool, [...]

E403: Uber revenue leaked, Twitter after IPO, and Amazon drones on Bing Launch of the Week! – TWiST News Roundtable

watch listen share comment about this episode Glenn Greenwald takes his renown - and all of Snowden's leaked documents - with him to a new for-profit news venture backed by Pierre Omidyar. A source inside Uber leaked a screenshot with its revenue numbers to Valleywag, and the company is doing better than observers thought. A [...]

E401: QuizUp trivia app for iOS is beautiful and so addictive

watch listen share comment about this episode QuizUp is the hottest thing in the App Store right now. Why? It's beautiful, social, and addictive. Everyone one loves trivia, says Founder and CEO Thor Fridriksson. And it's inherently competitive. QuizUp allows you to challenge strangers to matches, chat with them, and get in discussions around anything [...]

E400: Drones galore with Chris Anderson and Charles Forman – TWiST News Roundtable

watch listen share comment about this episode Drones, quadcopters and UAVs are some of the hottest products nerds can get their hands on. Why? Flying robots! We break down the space with Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics, and OMGPOP founder and quadcopter enthusiast Charles Forman. Not sure which ones are autonomous, which are goofy consumer [...]