#38: Capturing Flags With Erik Michielsen

Guest: Capture Your Flag's Erik Michielsen

Today's guest is Mike's old research industry friend, Erik Michielsen. Unlike Mike, Erik escaped the research business to launch a 'near-peer' career learning and education resource company.

Erik talks about what he has learned launching a content company, his innovative effort to capture the stories of people early in their careers and over time, how this "longitudinal" approach to storytelling is a true differentiator in the Buzzfeed era, and he talks about how packaging up his content in different ways as he experiments with different forms of monetization.

In the first half of the show, Mike & David talk about:

  • The Nike Fuelband shutdown (and the inevitable bad coverage of the news) 
  • Klout's Cinch shutdown
  • Why accepting Bitcoin is the new "download my app"
  • Facebook launches nearby friends (and what this means for Foursquare)
  • We read a letter from listener Michael Gantt (thanks Michael!)
  • Mike professes his love for True Detective

You can find out more about Erik and Capture Your Flag at: www.captureyourflag.com/

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#37: Talking security and Heartbleed with Tripwire's Dwayne Melancon

Guest: Dwayne Melancon, CTO of Tripwire

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In this week's episode, we talk to Dwayne Melancon (@ThatDwayne), the CTO of Tripwire about enterprise security. It's a timely conversation, as it's just in the wake of what some see as the biggest security threat in years, Heartbleed.

Tear Down Show listeners, we’ve got lots of new ways for you to participate in the show.

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Topics for the first half hour:

-Google Glass Smash in SF
-Can You Google This for Me bill
-Salesforce Leases Tallest Building in SF
-The Healbe Hustle
-Sun Times Kills Comments
-Netflix’s Multiple Roku Problem
-Our Thoughts on HBO’s Silicon Valley

 

#36: Launching consumer tech products with Josh Weinberg

We talk with Josh Weinberg (@joshuaw), President of Digital Life Consulting Group about the do's and don'ts of launching consumer technology products.

Tear Down Show listeners, we’ve got lots of new ways for you to participate in the show.

Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com
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Please send us your feedback. We want to hear from you and put your input in our show.

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Stories for the week:

#35: Selling a social TV startup with Dijit's Jeremy Toeman

Guest: Dijit's Jeremy Toeman

Mike and David have known Jeremy for a long time, and for this episode they catch up with Jeremy to talk about selling his social TV startup to Viggle. We also discuss the evolving TV landscape, dealing with the incumbents and whether Jeremy thinks its a good idea for Apple to release a TV set.

Tear Down Show listeners, we’ve got lots of new ways for you to participate in the show.

Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com
Leave a message on the Tear Down Show line 206-350-6206
Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark.
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Please send us your feedback. We want to hear from you and put your input in our show.

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Stories for the week:

#34: From Analyst to Smart Watch Evangelist With Andy Tarczon

Guest: Andy Tarczon, VP of partnerships for smartwatch maker Meta.

We talk to Andy about making the leap from working as an analyst to working in product development for a wearables company and go deep on the wearables market and how it's very different from other technology markets.

Tear Down Show listeners, we’ve got lots of new ways for you to participate in the show.

Please send us your feedback. We want to hear from you and put your input in our show.

Stories for the week:

  • Michael pivots a site and launches tech podcast hub Technology.fm
  • Google Glass gets some backlash so Google tries some PR to dispel some rumors.
  • "Growth hacking" is BS.
  • Listener feedback: Joe Pulizzi of Content Marketing Institute talks about our discussion last week of NYTimes' awful native advertising on his podcast, "This Old Marketing."
  • Plus Jason T told us to get our butts on Stitcher for which Michael has submitted us. We'll let you know when we're live on Stitcher.
  • Michael recommends you take your spouse and your kids to see the new Muppets movie.
  • David recommends you get HBO for free for half a year by signing up twice for their three month free offers.

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#23: The 2014 Predictions Episode

We're making our predictions for 2014. You may or may not want to put your money down on our predictions. Depends on how much you trust us, and how much you think we actually know. Enjoy and let us know what you predict.

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#22: The 2013 Tear Down Show

For our 22nd episode of the Tear Down Show, and it's our year-end wrap up and review. Michael and David discuss the biggest tech and media stories of 2013, the trends, and which ones were the biggest disruptors.

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