YATS 11: Saving Lives and Serving Ads


“Emails, that’s all people are creating, emails.”

Hello and welcome to another episode of our weekly tech podcast, YATS! Mat Lee here, and if you didn’t know, I host this beast. Joining me on episode 11 of Yet Another Tech Show is the whole crew of Mike Rothman, Ant Pruitt and Larry Press. We have a great episode for you, and as usual, if you want to see the archive video from the taping, they live here on my YouTube tech show playlist. You can also view the latest episode on YATS TV. Regardless of how you consume our discussions, we encourage you to subscribe to the RSS feed in iTunes, or you’re favorite podcast app, that way you get fresh high quality crystal clear YATS each and every week. If you use iTunes, make sure to write us a quick review. Also, we are social creatures, so please reach out and interact with us via the social network buttons in the upper right. We focus our social networking on the YATS Facebook page, Google+ page, and Twitter account. Reach out and let’s chat, and please share YATS with your friends. Tap, click, or press the read more for links to show notes. Thanks for listening!

Let’s start out the show with the age old argument of consumption VS production. How many of you are producing anything other than a couple of emails on your tablets? Personally, I set up the majority of the YATS site on my Asus Transformer Prime. I always liked the Lenovo U1. I said X1 in the show, and I was mistaken. I still think this hybrid is cool, but I wouldn’t trade my Prime for it.

Tim Cook says, “In my view, the tablet and the PC are different. You can do things with the tablet if you are not encumbered by the legacy of the PC. Products are about trade-offs, and you have to make tough decisions. You have to choose, and if you don’t, you wind up not building the best product.” Does this show the difference in company strategies?

Choice is key, have we learned nothing from all of the different amazing choice in the Android ecosystem? Are you excited for the new Windows experience? Let’s talk a little Windows 8.

Disruption is key, check out this cool music project Larry wrote about. Does this completely change the game? Sorry, I get to use buzz words also. This is so disrupted even your variations have variations. How cool is that!

Speaking of music, if you want to check out some raw Mat Lee hip hop, it’s all free over on the Jamhole Music page and my Soundcloud page. Keep an eye out for this new album I’m working on with Ev-G. It will blow your mind.

Come with us as we revisit the HTC One X customs problem. Did you guys get that cleared up yet?

Google+ Local replaces Google Places! This is pretty cool.

Google+ Events are coming soon! This whole Google+ thing is starting to become pretty darn useful. I dig it. Especially since it uses Google Calendar, which I am also a fan of.

The RIAA is demanding more Google censorship. Stop whining and change your failing business model already. You can’t sue and call that good business practice.

Hey, you get those damn privacy destroying driver-less cars off the road Google. Can we do anything else to help stifle innovation? I don’t feel like we are crushing enough dreams yet.

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