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American Eagle Outfitters is the largest seller of jeans in the U.S. And with customers between 15-25 years old, its target demographic is extremely engaged with mobile devices. So how does the company reach (and keep track of) its customers across smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more? We talk to American Eagle's chief digital officer Joe Megibow to find out more about the challenges retailers face in a mobile-first world.

Plus, we tell you what to think about wireless carriers' newfound love of Google Wallet, what's up with the $5,000 luxury Apple Watch, and a Chinese company giving its workers Teslas as an annual bonus.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09am EST

This week we talk to Joel Spolsky, the founder and CEO of Stack Exchange and Fog Creek Software -- and one of the creators of popular organization app Trello, which just hit 7 million users. Spolsky tells us about the origin and design principles of Trello. A former Microsoft employee, he tells us how he thinks the company is doing at turning itself around. And he dishes on what happens when unscrupulous VCs take over startups.

Plus, we tell you what to think about Pinterest banning affiliate links, Facebook cracking down on names it thinks are fake (even if they aren't), and cloud company Pivotal changing its strategy on Hadoop.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am EST

This week, we talk to Paul Vigna, one of the coauthors of the new book "The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order." Vigna tells us how Bitcoin is growing up, becoming more than just a fringe currency and turning into a potentially major factor in the international economy.

Plus, we'll tell you what to think about Google's $900 million investment into SpaceX, Apple's record-setting profits, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's newfound love of net neutrality.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47am EST

This week we talk to Charlie O'Donnell, the founder and sole partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, the first VC fund based in Brooklyn. He's been making investments in the New York tech world for a decade now, and brings a unique perspective to what makes NYC tick -- and why it's seeing an explosion of tech startups lately.

Plus, we tell you what to think about Yahoo stealing market share from Google, the Apple Watch, and Snapchat's new media channel.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40am EST

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