TEH 196: Reddit again. Voice assistants. Energy from air and flying cars.

In This Episode:

This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.

(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)

Top Stories

  • 0:40 LN: More Reddit. Harvesting content and losing advertising.
    • 3:00 GR: Why Reddit has to charge for API
    • 7:15 Google also scrapes sites
    • 11:00 What’s the strategy. Is it all advertising revenue?
      • Or, is it just that third-party apps don’t show Reddit ads, so it is server use without any revenue generated by Reddit?
    • 13:00 LN: One person’s conspiracy theory
  • 17:30 LN: Cortana going away
    • What makes a voice assistant successful, anyway?
    • 25:00 Will it turn into Bing?
  • 30:00 GR: Making stuff up… or is it true?

Ain’t it Cool

  • 46:00 GR: Renfield. Funny vampire.
  • 49:00 LN: What’s Our Problem? – A Self-help Book for Societies – Tim Urban

BSP: Blatant Self-Promotion

Leo and Gary in Denver

1 Comment on “TEH 196: Reddit again. Voice assistants. Energy from air and flying cars.

  1. I’d say, in terms of Cortana, no one wants to use a voice assistant on a desktop, where you’ve already got pretty good input devices. Now on a phone / watch / kitchen, where the input methods are suspect at best or non-existent, voice assistants are helping fill a need. And non-desktops are where Microsoft has struggled to get traction. Guess it was fun while it lasted.


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