July 6, 2019 — Peter Cohen, Adam Engst and Kirk McElhearn

The Tech Night Owl LIVE — Tech Radio with a Pop Culture Twist!

July 6, 2019 — Peter Cohen, Adam Engst and Kirk McElhearn


Published on Jul 7, 2019, 1:20:55 AM
Total time: 02:39:18

Episode Description

After 17 years as a pioneer in online radio and podcasting, this episode was, at the time, the final original episode of The Tech Night Owl LIVE. For this show, we gathered some of our favorite guests to reminisce and talk about the present and the near-future of or favorite fruit company, Apple Inc. It all began with the early days of the Internet, its complexities, and Apple's path from Macintosh to iPod, to its most lucrative product, the iPhone, followed by the iPad, Apple Watch and beyond. There is also an extensive discussion about the prospects for the success of Apple's fledgling services, which include News+, a premium version of the app offering access to hundreds of magazines and newspapers, and Apple TV+, in which the company is spending billions of dollars to hire top-flight talent to create original TV shows. Where did Apple+ fit in market currently owned by Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services? And this question essentially predicts our complicated streaming situation in the present day: Are there already too many for a newcomer to succeed? Guests for this very special episode included tech commentator and publisher Adam Engst, Editor and Publisher of TidBITS, outspoken veteran tech commentator Peter Cohen, cutting-edge commentator and podcaster Kirk McElhearn.

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Meet the Night Owl himself, the incomparable Gene Steinberg, award-winning best-selling technology author and columnist. Get to know Gene, and discover his unique, thought-provoking viewpoints about the technology universe, from the always-fascinating happenings at Apple Inc. to consumer electronics, innovative products and overall trends in the tech industry. There's an additional focus on pop culture with a sci-and tech slant.  Each week, Gene speaks directly about the tech industry's movers and shakers, including corporate leaders and industry analysts, featuring the most respected journalists who cover personal technology.