Category Archives: 2013

E408: DFJ’s Josh Stein on his biggest losses – and wins

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode Venture capitalists don't always talk about regret. Especially when, like Josh Stein, you got in early on companies like Box, Chartbeat, AngelList, Redfin, Path and Twilio. But when Jason sat down with Josh, who's been a VC for 10 years with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, he opened up [...]

E407: The Bitcoin Show – TWiST News Roundtable

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail comment about this episode We start at the beginning. What's a bitcoin? Then quickly move into where it could go: micro payments on your car? (No coin in your virtual wallet, car doesn't start?) What about electronic voting? Whether virtual currencies could replace everything from credit card payments to the way [...]

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

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail 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, [...]

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

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail 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. [...]

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

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail 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 [...]

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

watch listen share FacebookTwitteremail 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 [...]