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We talk to John Koetsier, who heads up VentureBeat's new research product, VB Insight -- which is collecting hundreds of thousands of data points to make sense of the burgeoning field of marketing technology. With more than $3B poured into this sector in the last quarter, there's a lot of hype but also some nuggets of real value.

Plus: We tell you what to think about Google's new Fi wireless service, how Facebook is trying to kill Google, and what Amazon's $5B in revenues for AWS means.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26am EST

This week, we speak with Michael Tolkin, the CEO of IMAX Labs, an innovation lab backed by IMAX Corp. He's pretty excited about what the future of augmented and virtual reality hardware have to offer, and he shares his thoughts with us.

Plus, we tell you what to think the continuing growth of Slack, Etsy’s IPO, and Mobilegeddon.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_51.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02am EST

You might think politics and e-commerce might seem unrelated, but Harper Reed, who was the CTO of President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, would disagree. On this week's episode of What to Think, Reed, who's now building mobile commerce startup Modest, tells us why he's thankful for learning about getting people to donate to a campaign. (Hint: It's not that different from getting people to buy T-shirts.)

Plus, we tell you what to think about pre-ordering the Apple Watch, Snapchat's deep-learning research, and LinkedIn's $1.5 billion acquisition of lynda.com.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm EST

The accepted narrative about Steve Jobs has been that he was half genius and half jerk, but that isn’t the whole truth. So say authors Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender in the new biography “Becoming Steve Jobs.” Jobs’ character is more multidimensional than that, and over the course of his life he proved he was capable of change. Tetzeli’s and Schlender’s book presents Jobs in a very different light than did the “authorized” biography of Jobs written by Walter Isaacson.

Plus: We tell you what to think about Jay-Z’s new music site Tidal, Bill Gates’s 40th anniversary letter to Microsoft employees, and the HBO Now service on Apple TV.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13am EST

The Ellen Pao discrimination case, which concluded last week, has many in the tech world thinking about the roles of women in technology. One woman who is now in a very high profile role is Elena Donio, who is president at Concur, maker of the market-leading travel and expense management software. Donio believes we should try to bring more of our true selves to the workplace, not just the small part we believe to be “businesslike.”

Plus: We tell you what to think about Facebook’s announcements last week at its f8 conference, about the possibility of a smaller iPhone 6, and about the new line of Microsoft Surface tablets.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34am EST

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