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AI and Deep Learning Tech: Liveblog from South By Southwest

A distinguished panel is on stage: Chani Wiggins, a DC lobbyist on security and technology issues; Rohit Prasad, vice president of Alexa Machine Learning and Speech at Amazon; Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington state, and Terah Lyons, former policy advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House. We will be hearing about […]

TKC 447 Stephen Campbell

Author of Four Seasons of Reno Hart and Creator of The Author Biz podcast Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 42:30 The power of Amazon Publishing–if you’ve written a good book and the people at Amazon support the book–there are so many levers and knobs that they can turn to put it in front […]

TKC 444 Thad McIlroy

President of The Future of Publishing Interview starts at 8:19 and ends at 44:04 I’m convinced that if you want to retain your job in publishing moving forward, unless you’re demonstrably technology adept, you’re going to lose your job. Yeah, there’s room for 100 amazing editors who can’t even use a computer, but that’s not […]

TKC 442 Aboard the Silver Meteor

Supper aboard the Silver Meteor en route to Kissimmee, Florida News “How Netflix Lost Big to Amazon in India” by Abhishek Madhaven at Backchannel – January 12, 2017 Tech Tip “Is Amazon’s Newest 5% Credit Card Worth the Hype?” by Nick Clements at Forbes – January 13, 2017 Interview with Kindle Owner Robert Millonig (Starts […]

TKC 438 Matthew Rubery

Author of  The Untold Story of the Talking Book  Interview ‪starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 “There’s often a false division between audiobook listeners and print book readers, because in my experience the two are almost always the same. They’re people like me who just love reading and want to do as much of […]

TKC 432 Eric Loss

Captain of Sea Dragon, Author of Loss at Sea: A Solo Circumnavigation Interview ‪starts at 13:19 and ends at 36:18 It’s less difficult than it will seem at times. There will be hard points, but as long as you can power through those or endure through those, you just have to keep going. News “Donald […]

TKC 431 Earplay CEO Jon Myers

Executive Team at Earplay Interview ‪starts at 10:28 and ends at 44:37 Left to right: Dave Grossman, Chief Creative Officer; Bruno Batarelo, Chief Technology Officer; and Jon Myers, Chief Executive Officer News Charlie Rose interview of Jeff Bezos (video) – October 27, 2016 Interview with Jon Myers Earplay site Western Dramatic Literature: A Micro-Anthology by Jonathan Myers […]

TKC 429 Bufo Calvin

Bufo Calvin is the creator of the I Love My Kindle blog and The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip Interview starts at 9:49 and ends at 36:45 If you want to watch “Devil Girl from Mars” you can go and watch it on this site. What’s happening so far is that I’m having a great time […]

Amazon Introduces Prime Reading, a New Benefit for Prime Members

Amazon this morning introduced an additional, free benefit of Amazon Prime membership. It’s called Prime Reading, and it enables Prime members to borrow up to 10 titles at a time from a rotating selection of books, magazines, and comics. If you are already paying $10 a month for a Kindle Unlimited subscription, the new Prime Reading content will be in addition to […]

TKC 425 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview ‪starts at 14:34 and ends at 44:17 It’ll happen in the cloud, and it will get propagated out to eight, 10, 15, 20 million households that will have the more rudimentary voice enabled [Alexa device], and then suddenly it will become like magic. Suddenly that device, […]