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Join veteran tech podcaster Jason Howell as he sits down with intriguing tech minds for casual conversations that explore the human experience in a world engulfed by technology. From tech journalists and creators to entrepreneurs, Jason invites guests to share their journey through tech and reflect on the triumphs and struggles of being immersed in the always-evolving tech landscape.

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Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz

2024-05-1749:32

Alex Kantrowitz, author of "Always Day One," talks about his transition from political journalism to covering the tech industry, and how he applies lessons from tech giants' ability to reinvent themselves to his own business with Big Technology.Please support our work on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/JasonHowell- Alex's journey from BuzzFeed to starting his own independent media company, Big Technology.- The experience of working at BuzzFeed and the challenges of being a serious news outlet within a site known for listicles and memes.- Writing the book "Always Day One" and the process of researching and interviewing tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft.- Interviewing Mark Zuckerberg and the approach to asking insightful questions.- Applying lessons from tech giants' ability to reinvent themselves to his own business.- Alex's early career in politics and government work, and how it prepared him for covering tech.- Memorable moments from his youth that sparked his interest in journalism and technology.- The importance of taking chances and not waiting for the perfect opportunity.Check out Big Technology: http://www.bigtechnology.comRead "Always Day One": https://alexkantrowitz.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Eddy Barker

Eddy Barker

2024-05-1032:50

Jason Howell chats with Eddy Barker, an electrical engineer who grew up fascinated by science fiction television. That passion led him working with AT&T as he helped create DSL technology in the 1990's, paving the way for high-speed Internet in the homes of millions.Support this show via Patreon: patreon.com/JasonHowellHow Eddy started his time at AT&T and if developing DSL was his first projectEddy's early interest in communications technology like telephones, radio, and TVThe challenges AT&T faced with dial-up internet and long connection durationsHow the idea of using existing telephone lines for DSL data came aboutValidating the DSL concept and any resistance faced during developmentThe rise of companies like eBay, Amazon, and Napster enabled by DSLCommon challenges between DSL and modern fiber deploymentsEddy's vision for how technologies like the metaverse, AI, and high bandwidths will converge in the next decadeA piece of technology from Eddy's youth that shaped his love for the field Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tom Merritt

Tom Merritt

2024-05-0347:03

Long-time tech podcasters Jason Howell and Tom Merritt take a trip down memory lane, sharing their career origins and the pivotal moments that shaped their paths in the world of tech.Support this show via Patreon: patreon.com/JasonHowellJason expressing appreciation for Tom as a collaborator and friend in the tech industry"Sliding door" moments in the professional lives of Tom and Jason.Tom's origin story of how he got into tech journalism at ZDTV/TechTVThe creation of the Buzz Out Loud podcast at CNET in 2005The Buzztownarchive.com project preserving the Buzz Out Loud episodesThe importance of the community built around their showsSeeing fans' lives progress over many years through their interactionsSome of Tom's fondest early Internet memories.Tom's fanzine and early Internet websites including Subbrilliant.comPatron question: How Tom feels about his content being a part of generative AI databases.Follow Tom's work:Daily Tech News Show: dailytechnewsshow.comSubstack: techtom.substack.comWebsite: tommerritt.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Join veteran tech podcaster Jason Howell as he sits down with intriguing tech minds for casual conversations that explore the human experience in a world engulfed by technology. From tech journalists and creators to entrepreneurs, Jason invites guests to share their journey through tech and reflect on the triumphs and struggles of being immersed in the always-evolving tech landscape. New episodes every Friday!Episode 1 drops on Friday, May 3, 2024!Support Techsploder on Patreon at patreon.com/JasonHowell.Subscribe to the Techsploder YouTube channel at youtube.com/@Techsploder Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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