Aaron’s back, and so we’re back to our usual back and forth format, this time around three major topics. First up, we talk about the belated launch of the Essential Phone from Andy Rubin’s company, and the reviews which came out on Friday. Secondly, we discuss recent reports about the Apple Watch, including the possibility of an imminent LTE version and suggestions that Apple is talking to health insurer Aetna about subsidizing devices for its members. Lastly, we talk original video content, in the context of Netflix’s hiring of Shonda Rhimes and Apple’s reported $1 billion investment this year in originals.
As always, you’ll find links to these stories and other things we discussed underneath the SoundCloud player embedded below.
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode (Tech Narratives links unless otherwise stated):
- Essential Phone:
Jan’s take on reviews:
Techmeme roundup of reviews:
- Apple Watch:
Jan’s piece on LTE reports:
Jan’s piece on Aetna:
Source on LTE reports:
Source on Aetna:
- Original Video Content:
Jan’s take on Netflix and Shonda Rhimes:
Jan’s take on Apple’s $1 billion spend:
Source on Netflix:
Source on Apple spend:
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