E551: News Roundtable w/Benedict Evans & Molly Wood: U.S. tech funding dissected, Apple plays for music & news, Twitter’s shake-up & platform puzzles, the biggest co’s greatest fears, whither VR, rating Mad Max

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Powerhouse News Roundtable! Joining Jason today for a roaring good time is Benedict Evans, Partner Andreessen Horowitz/top tech analyst & Molly Wood, Host/Senior Tech Correspondent, APM’s Marketplace. You’ll want to listen a couple times to keep up with this epic, jam-packed, crackling convo. Learn exactly what is going on in tech funding (what year are we in, anyway? hint: not 1999), what’s behind Apple’s latest attempts to get into the game (of news & music), Twitter’s catch-22 and all its puzzles wrapped in an enigmatic business model, Microsoft’s biggest opportunities, THE most burning virtual reality questions, among them: are investors ready?, what will reign supreme: games, education, or porn?, will Molly ever finish watching that first-person VR horror movie she was too scared to finish?, and will Benedict finally commit to a 1-10 rating for Mad Max? (I mean, how many times does Jason have to ask?) And MUCH MORE.

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