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SourceCast: Episode 91: Is Microsoft turning into IBM?

On the October 13th Supplier Report, I pondered if Microsoft is becoming the new IBM. I am going deeper on the topic on this episode of SourceCast. I look at Microsoft’s recent success in cloud and their failures in mobile and other streaming services and try to find parallels to IBM’s current market condition.

Photo: Ross Findon

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SourceCast: Episode 90: Buying Israeli Tech Companies

It feels like I report an Israeli technology company getting acquired every week. Thanks to a recent IBM purchase, I decided to go deep on why Israeli companies are a popular target for M&A activity.

This episode of SourceCast used sound clips produced by Vice News, specifically this ViceLand episode. This material is being shared via Fair Use.

Photo: Adam Jang

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SourceCast: Episode 89: The Chat App Wars

I have mentioned my disdain for Google’s chat client strategy on several episodes of SourceCast. This week I go deep on the topic, providing my thoughts on the current state of Google’s Allo and Duo products and use my transition to Slack to disprove that Google is a technological monopoly.

Photo: Justin Main

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SourceCast: Episode 88: The Equifax Hack

The Equifax hack dominated the news last week… so I am taking 10 minutes to fully understand how this impacts consumers, how badly Equifax handled the situation, and share some advice on what to do if your personal information was impacted by the hack (and it probably was).

To freeze your credit, contact each of the credit bureaus using these phone numbers:

Equifax: 1-800-349-9960
Experian: 1‑888‑397‑3742
TransUnion: 1-888-909-8872

If you would prefer to use a website, here are the links (be sure to record the PIN they give you at the end of each process):

Equifax: https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freeze/jsp/SFF_PersonalIDInfo.jsp
Transunion: https://freeze.transunion.com/sf/securityFreeze/landingPage.jsp
Experian: https://www.experian.com/freeze/center.html#content-01

Photo: Markus Spiske

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SourceCast: Episode 87: The Philadelphia Experiment

As Philadelphia loses a critical Microsoft incubator, will Amazon swoop in and make the city HQ2?

This week I discuss my concerns about the city’s future and if Philly has a legitimate chance to woo a company that is literally changing how society functions.

Photo: Jay Dantinne

Update: Check out my exchange with Philadelphia Mayor Kenney

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