TF094 - Best of Show - LEGO, Poverty Inc., Wattpad and more

May 4, 2017

We chat with Wattpad CEO Allen Lau about a new spin-off app built just for his company's avid mobile readers. We also speak to AJ+ journalist Ahmed Shihab-Eldin about the future of news on your phone. Plus, Michael McNally from Lego joins us and giving us the rundown on how they are taking their blocks hi-tech and Poverty Inc. filmmaker Michael Matheson Miller on a broken charity system.

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TF093 - Bloomberg’s Amanda Lang on why discomfort is good for business

April 25, 2017

We chat with Manish Rathu, CEO of JoyRun, about how his company is creating a new business  that can help you make money the next time you get take-out. Plus, we speak to Bloomberg's Amanda Lang about her new book, The Beauty of Discomfort. She explains why it's OK to get uncomfortable (in fact, she says it's good for your business and your life). Pramod Sharma from Osmo joins us to explain how he's building an educational toy that combines the best of the digital and physical worlds. In Socially Speaking, we explore Facebook's next step augmented reality.

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TF092 - Gamevice’s Phillip Hyun on the future of iPhone gaming 

April 19, 2017

We chat with Josh Wright from Catalyst about the latest trends from the accessories market, including his company's glow-in-the-dark strap for your Apple Watch. We also speak to Chuz Founder & CEO Eirini Schlosser about how her new app lets millenials know where to eat, drink and play. Plus, Phillip Hyun from Gamevice on making gaming easy on iOS devices thanks to his company's controller (which Michael covets!). In Socially Speaking, we decide if chatbots should be faceless or not.

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TF091 - CNN’s Laurie Segall on her new 6-part investigative tech docuseries

April 13, 2017

We chat with CNN's Senior Tech Correspondent, Laurie Segall, about how her new series tackles uncomfortable questions about our relationship with technology. We also speak to Israeli-based Airobotics about their automated industrial drones. Plus, digital dad @Brittlestar joins us to explain why some web celebs are leaving Facebook.  In Socially Speaking, we explore the future of the egg default avatar on Twitter. 

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TF090 - GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh with a first look at the new Samsung S8 devices

April 5, 2017

We chat with David Cannington from Nuheara IQbuds about how hearables are dominating the wearables market and how his product can help you hear better on the go (in busy restaurants and more!). We also speak with Stanford University Adjunct Professor Reza Zadeh about his machine learning company Matroid, and how their technology can find products and people in videos. We also connect with our favorite tech reporter, Michael Josh, who just left Samsung's S8 launch in New York.

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TF089 - Wattpad CEO Allen Lau on a decade of sharing stories with 45M people worldwide. 

March 29, 2017

We chat with Wattpad CEO Allen Lau about a new spin-off app built just for his company's avid mobile readers. We also speak with Stephen Petranek, author of "How We'll Live on Mars," who explains how our kids might be moving to the red planet one day soon.  Liat Mordechay Hertanu from 24me joins us from Israel to explain how how her new app, Complete, will help us all get more done. 

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TF088 - Hexigent’s Ryan Duquette Talks Phishing Scams & Staying Safe

March 22, 2017

If you're looking to get in shape with the latest tech, Craig Slagel from RunGo explains how his new app can help you explore a new city while you're working out.  We also chat with Ryan Duquette, a top security expert, about keeping yourself safe online from phishing attacks.  To save time in line, Jason Davies from MasterCard Canada discusses their latest digital payment innovation. Plus, in Socially Speaking, we discuss the truth about the latest Facebook hoax.

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TF087 - Poverty, Inc. filmmaker Michael Matheson Miller joins us to talk about his hit NETFLIX documentary.

March 10, 2017

Keeper CEO Darren Guccione joins up from Mobile World Congress to talk about how to create better (and more secure) passwords. We also chat with filmmaker Michael Matheson Miller about his film Poverty, Inc, which examines the impact of foreign aid.  Chakameh Shafii of TranQool explains how her new business can help you get access to licensed therapists from the comfort of your home. Plus, in Socially Speaking, we debate the benefits of locking smartphones while watching concerts.

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TF086 - On Second Thought creator Maci Peterson on how to avoid text regret with new tech.

March 1, 2017

Just in case you're impulsive, it's now possible to take back a text you sent before it gets to the recipient. We chat with On Second Thought app creator Maci Peterson about getting control of your messages.  Plus, @Brittlestar joins us to talk about his new video series on Twitter and why he's a believer in video growth on this platform.  We also get some insight on how to help parents of kids with ADHD with the IGotThis app.

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TF085 - Emmy-nominated AJ+ journalist Ahmed Shihab-Eldin joins us to talk future of news

February 23, 2017

AJ+ is spreading the news in unique, social, and mobile ways.  Senior correspondent Ahmed Shihab-Eldin joins us to talk about how their organization is connecting a new generation of readers and viewers (and inspiring other media outlets to follow suit).  We also chat with Jill Schoolenberg from GoDaddy about how her company is making website building simple for small business owners. Plus, Gadget Match's Michael Josh joins us from Milan with a report that rates the very best smartphone cameras in the world. Finally, in Socially Speaking, we love on and hate on Snapchat Spectacles.

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