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Vineet Jain is chief executive and a cofounder of file sharing company Egnyte. We talk with him about last week's Box IPO, as well as Egnyte's recent strategy shift.

Plus: We tell you what to think about Slack's sudden popularity, Microsoft's HoloLens initiative, and high times for marijuana startups.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17am EDT

Emerson Spartz is one of the world's leading experts on internet virality. He got his start at age 12, as the founder of MuggleNet, a Harry Potter fan site. Now 27, he's the CEO of Spartz Media, which says it is one of the fastest-growing digital media publishers with 160 million page views per month. We'll talk to him about the secrets of virality, the eternal tension between virality and journalism, and the future of content.

Plus, we'll tell you what to think about Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement, the latest antics from T-Mobile CEO John Legere, and the coming year in health gadgets.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10am EDT

Nicholas Carlson, chief correspondent for Business Insider, has just published a book that goes deep into Yahoo under Marissa Mayer. "Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo" has details on everything from Mayer's first day at work to her showdowns with activist investors and truculent executives.

Does Mayer have what it takes to turn around the lumbering giant that is Yahoo? Find out in our conversation with Carlson!

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23am EDT

This week, we come to you from the Consumer Electronics Show in fabulous Las Vegas. Our special guests this week are Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields and CTO Raj Nair. We talk to Mark and Raj about Ford’s new Sync 3 in-car infotainment system, the about Ford’s new car-sharing experiments (which were announced at CES), and about Ford’s plans in the self-driving car space.


Plus: We discuss some of the major themes and interesting products we’ve seen so far here at CES.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41am EDT

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