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Gary Shapiro is the CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which hosts the annual electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas called CES. With CES starting next week, we check in with Gary to learn about some of the highlights of the show -- and what the electronics industry has in store for 2015, from new tablets, phones, and TVs to 3D printers, drones, and even tech that can help save the world.

Plus: We discuss 3 of the most popular VentureBeat stories from 2014: What's up with The Pirate Bay, how to get hired by Google, and our early coverage of the iPhone 6.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Steven Hillion is the chief product officer of big-data startup Alpine Data Labs and Tim Guleri is managing director at Sierra Ventures, which invested in Alpine. We talk to them about big data: What is it, really? And how do you figure out which big-data companies to bet on? And what does the future hold for data analysis?

Plus: We tell you what to think about Windows 10 and Cortana, Facebook's misguided attempt to become relevant to the enterprise, and how everyone just loves to complain about brands on social media sites.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59am EST

It's almost the end of 2014, and that means it's the perfect time to look back on the highlights and lowlights of the year in tech. New Relic's Fred Paul joins the VB team to talk about what Facebook and Apple tell us about the year -- and we also give you a sneak peek at some of VB's picks for the most exciting startups of 2014 and our list of the best and worst companies and technologists.

Plus: News on Google eliminating the Captcha, Epic systems helping doctors share digital medical records, and a porn site sponsoring an e-sports team.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am EST

Deena Rosen heads up the user experience (UX) team at Opower, a company that is using data analysis and behavioral science to help people reduce their power consumption. She joins us this week to talk about big data and the new era of "behavioral design."

Plus: news about how marketing tech could increase voter turnout, why Google+ has lost its way, and doing your holiday shopping on Etsy.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27am EST

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