General Electric has decided to relocate their headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, a strategic move to associate themselves with other corporate partners and academia in the area. Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft, has rerouted the once-struggling tech giant into a new future of success. We talk about his rise to the top of Microsoft. A ship that fell victim to the sea nearly 200 years ago has been found during a routine search for the infamously downed Malaysia Flight 370. And finally, AOL has a major identity crisis and their chief marketing staff are trying to find a way to re-brand and appeal to a new audience.
We dive into a good variety of tech topics hitting the headlines. These include how Apple & Google are shaping the way in which you may watch the NFL in the very near future, a new jamming technology that can track and take down rogue drones, the latest Steve Jobs feature from CNN Films, and Amazon’s plans to stream the State of the Union Address for its users.
On The Waves of Tech we discuss the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Amazon Air Freight, Lyft partnership with GM and crashing of the FFA drone registration web site. With Dave relaxing in Hawaii, Steve is joined with podcaster Mike Dell. Also covered in this episode AT&T ending its two year contracts and five things that will disappear in five years.
We kick off the show with a discussion about big data and how people from around the United States are using it to promote change. The winner of a national competition resides in Atlanta and came to some amazing conclusions using big data. Our top discussions in 2015 included drones and Amazon, so we follow up with talks on drone registration and Amazon being named the biggest retailer overtaking WalMart. And finally, we each list our 2016 tech resolutions!
We review the year that Apple had which involved a load of new product and services, unusual from the tech-consumer giant. We dive into the world of Amazon and how they are bringing booze to our doorsteps this holiday season. Next, a recent study has shown that some text messaging is being seen as “less sincere”.
This week on The Waves of Tech we discuss the Vtech data breach, Black Friday emails, San Francisco startups, and Prime Air drone. We also cover an instance where an elderly man was forced to take his written drivers test electronically which was not as simple as using a VCR for him.