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TKC 404 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 12:00 and ends at 44:01 I’ve got to write this down in a way that helps people understand how this cycle works, where technology comes in and allows us to render scarcity irrelevant. And then what’s the business strategy to do this? And that’s where […]

TKC 403 Szymon Szott

Assistant Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland Interview starts at 20:15 and ends at 43:40 On the Kindle Oasis: “I remember the first eBook readers that were available in Poland cost about that much as well, seven to eight years ago. It’s quite a steep price, and I’ve read comments on Polish […]

TKC 402 Meet Me at the Kindle Oasis

Neil Lindsay, left, Amazon VP-Devices, and Chris Green, Amazon Lab 126 VP – Industrial Design This special episode of The Kindle Chronicles is all about the new Kindle Oasis, based on an embargoed preview of the device that I attended in New York City on April 7, 2016. The episode is divided into these four […]

TKC 401 Author Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity Interview starts at 28:24 and ends at 42:21 The people who are throwing rocks at the Google bus, they’re on to something. They understand something. We should listen. And we can reconfigure, we can optimize, reprogram our economy to help everybody—That’s […]

TKC 400 Anniversary Show with Darlene

The Kindle Chronicles’ first listeners Interview starts at 14:54 and ends at 43:13 I should have known that we’d be building our life around it like we have other things that you’ve done. I’ve gotten used to it. I should have known. Intro Whill wheelchair site News “Amazon is the ‘most reputable’ company in the US” by […]

TKC 399 Technically Literate’s Janis Cooke Newman

  Editor-at-Large, CNET’s Technically Literate Interview starts at 19:40 and ends at 43:30 We have a very different generation coming up who may relate to literature in a different way, because we have completely digital generations coming up. So I think those of us who present stories to the world have to be open to […]

TKC 398 Best South by Southwest Ever!

Start and End Times of Interviews at South by Southwest Interactive Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post (8:20 to 18:34) Scott Totman, head of digital product engineering at Capital One 22:16 to 31:30) Rob Holzer, founder and CEO of Matter Unlimited and executive producer of Inside Impact: East Africa (32:11 to 40:40) Adrian Bell, […]

Virtual Reality: From Empathy to Action – Liveblog at SXSW

Is Virtual Reality “the empathy machine?” That’s one of the ways people try to describe the immersive quality of VR headsets, which look really dumb from the outside but present compelling views in all directions when you are wearing them. Panelists for this session at the JW Marriott are Allison Arden, VP and Publisher of […]

Is VR the Ultimate Empathy Machine for 360 Storytelling? SXSW Liveblog

Another big crowd gathers for a Virtual Reality tour. This one is titled “Ultimate Empathy Machine: 360 Storytelling in VR and it features as one of the panelists a big gun from Google. Andrey Doronichev is Google’s product manager for VR apps. Other panelists are Austin Mace of SubVRsive, Jim Geduldick of GoPro and Sarah […]

Warm Pretzels and Ice Cream in the Comcast Lounge at SXSW

Good morning, South By! The photo above was taken during my earlier work session today in the official South by Southwest “Press Suite.” It’s a zendo compared with where I’m typing now–in the thick-carpeted Comcast social media lounge, where jumbo soft pretzels and ice cream sandwiches are on offer, plus decent coffee and recorded music […]