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24

Talking Trash: The Data and Technology Behind Garbage

What is the future of trash? What do we do with it? How bad are single use plastic bags and are there better alternatives? How does technology and data fit into the trash equation? What are startups doing to alleviate the trash problems and are they being successful?

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23

Raiders of the Data Archive: Is Our Legacy safe?

How do we archive digital content? Who decides what’s worth archiving? Where does it live and what is an internet archive? Can people use digital archives as evidence in a court of law? Does anyone know why Facebook hasn’t been archived since 2011?

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22

Don’t Cross the Streams: A Closer Look at Streaming

Are all of these streaming services just channels in disguise? What happens when people pull the plug on cable? Does it really save them money? How has streaming evolved and where will it go next? Why did Brian get throttled by Netflix? What is Malinda excited to watch in 2020? Most importantly, how many people are you sharing your logins with?

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21

CES 2020 Recap: Impossible Pork Strikes Back

What was Brian’s favorite take away from CES 2020? Whatever happened to Lora DiCarlo after CES 2019? Will parallel reality change the future of travel? Is it time to centralize your streaming services or is it time to simplify and go back to cable?

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20

Is Hi-Fi Audio Dead in a Digital World?

Is high fidelity audio dead in our very digitally-centered world? Will convenience win over audio quality? What ever happened to those 50-pound speakers in everyone’s living room? Brian and Malinda dive into the world of audio to discuss its history, where it may be headed, and some of the changes in the industry. Tune in to this week’s episode to find out more.

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19

Romancing the Blockchain: Are We Ready?

How does blockchain technology work? What are the regulations in place today? Who is winning in the battle of bitcoin vs the bank? Join Brian and Malinda as they host Thomas Nägele and Alexis Esneault in a discussion about the different uses of blockchain, what is standing in the way of mass adoption, and what is on the horizon for cryptocurrency.

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18

Capturing Attention in a Busy World: Is it Possible?

We change screens 21 times an hour and see 10,000 brand messages a day. That’s a lot. Our attention is fractured, so how do companies reach their consumers in ways that are meaningful? Join Brian and Malinda as they discuss the challenges of digital and traditional advertising. Learn which companies have an advantage, and why digital advertising is just a small part in a company’s overall communications strategy. Don’t know how to stand out to consumers? Tune in to find out.

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17

Clouds on the Horizon: To Cloud or Not to Cloud

Ever wonder what the cloud really is and how it was formed? Should companies utilize tools like AWS, or keep the cloud in-house? In this episode of Data Myths, Brian and Malinda discuss the history of cloud services and how we got where we are today. Don’t know the difference between a public, private, and hybrid cloud? Tune in to find out.

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16

The Amazon Effect: Love to Hate It, or Hate to Love It?

How big is Amazon really? Does the definition of a traditional monopoly apply to companies like Amazon? This week’s episode dives into Amazon’s presence in a broad range of markets and how it could affect you, the consumer. Tune in as Brian and Malinda discuss everything from antitrust to customer journey.

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15

Welcome to the Age of Assets: Brokers vs. Owners

The days of “solving for access” are gone. Whether it’s a TV show, a vacation rental, or a vehicle, companies must always be improving upon their assets. Once thought to be disruptor brands, Airbnb and Netflix are feeling the heat from more traditional brands like Marriott and Disney that are considered steadfast and trustworthy. How are these proven dependable brands revamping what they have to offer the consumer? Tune in to find out.