E486: News Roundtable! Rounding up the giants (of tech): big announcements, mobile pay, pipeline products, troubling turnovers



about this episode

For today’s roundtable, Ryan Block of AOL and Amir Efrati of The Information join Jason to tackle this week’s biggest news. On tap: the Giants. Yes, the World Series victors (whose parade is happening right outside our studio) DO get a mention or two, but it’s really about the titans of tech: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo et al all get a turn at bat. Big announcements, products in the pipeline, troubling turnovers, what letter grade would you give Tim Cook?, will the FBI break phone encryption?, what will Microsoft surprise us with next?, how the $&*! was Jason’s voicemail hacked by an overzealous founder? — and much more.
Plus BING Launch of the Week! Who will be the judges favorite: Hendo Hoverboards: the world’s first REAL hoverboard; B4RM4N: be a cocktail hero; or AMPY: power your devices from your motion?

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