Tech and Biz Buffet

The Tech and Biz Buffet channel contains relevant podcast episodes on technology and business. Look for selections from great podcasts like a16z, Startup, Planet Money, Marketplace, and How I Built This.

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    Tech and Biz Buffet

    Feb 19 2018

  • Why cryptocurrencies matter (Sarah Tavel, partner, Benchmark)

    Benchmark partner Sarah Tavel talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about her career in tech companies and venture capital. Her resume includes stints at Pinterest, Bessemer Venture Partners and Greylock Partners, but last year she became the first woman partner hired at Benchmark, where one of her focuses is cryptocurrencies. She explains why the field is interesting even though it has been flooded with scammy ICOs since late 2017. Tavel also talks about what she and other female...more

  • Designing Books with Sandy Cull and Imogen Stubbs

    Our Magic Hour (design by Imogen Stubbs, bottom centre) and Resurrection Bay (design by Sandy Cull, top centre) As much as we're doing ebooks, it's still very much about the object. Imogen Stubbs For this episode we brought two of Australia's best book designers together for a podcast-only conversation about their careers, their craft and how it all comes together. Sandy Cull is a freelance book designer and a member of the Australian Book Design Hall of Fame, while Imogen Stubbs is an eme...more

  • TWiT 654: Bye, Bye Mr. Ajit Pai

    News publishers violated copyright by embedding a tweet. Are video games to blame for the Florida school shooting? A drone causes a helicopter to crash. Are we seeing the end of Facebook? Apple isn't making as much money on the HomePod compared to other products. The controversial Snapchat update. What to expect from Mobile World Congress. An amazing $300M deal for a showrunner at Netflix, and more. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson Download or subscr...more

  • Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1464

    Extending your Wi-Fi signal over longer distances, improving the audio when recording a podcast, an update from Melanie about her hacked Gmail account, the best way to share calendars so it works cross-platform, capturing a live video stream, converting digital audio to analog, the best tablet for sketching, Android Auto overseas, and more of your calls. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at For detailed show notes, visit ...more

  • 215: ‘The “Press Real Hard” Era’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

    Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion. Topics include Apple’s OS development strategy, HomePod and Siri, the sad state of Apple TV apps, where to get a good cheesesteak, and more. Sponsored by: Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Use code thetalkshow at checkout and save an extra 10 percent on any subscription. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Eero: Finally, ...more

  • a16z Podcast: The Internet of Taste, Streaming Content to Culture

    Once upon a time it was inconceivable that a company in Silicon Valley could make content that was any good; the running joke, shares Marc Andreessen, "was like, what are we gonna do -- we're gonna film a router instruction manual? It was just an absurd idea!" It was also inconceivable at one point (before downloading, let alone before streaming), that an internet company could really do video on the internet. "But Reed talked about it to me like he was telling me the sky is blue," reflects Netf...more

  • Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit | Walé Oyéjidé

    "To be African is to be inspired by culture and to be filled with undying hope for the future," says designer and TED Fellow Walé Oyéjidé. With his label Ikiré Jones (you'll see their work in Marvel's "Black Panther"), he uses classic design to showcase the elegance and grace of often-marginalized groups, in beautifully cut clothing that tells a story.

  • TBP185 - Blockchain Solutions & Boosie Badazz

    We just got back from the Bitcoin Superconference in Dallas, and we are live podcasting from our AirBnB. Did we think the conference had value? Was it at least fun? Cello met Michael Bisping! We also worked though, don't worry. We give our thoughts and invite MIMIR Blockchain Solutions to swing by and chat with us and southern hip-hop legend Boosie Badazz is dipping his toe in the crypto game. He stops by to tell us what he's up to this year.

  • The Information's 411 — Snap Decisions

    Aaron explains about why Amazon is developing its own AI chips for Echoes and data centers. Billy Gallagher talks about his new book on Snap's messy origins and whether Evan has grown as a CEO.

  • Preventing a dark future, with guest Andrew Keen

    Is the future broken?   Maybe not, but, by many measures, the present is. Over the past couple of years, the networks and devices that we've come to rely on for our information, consumption, and social interactions have been exposed to have toxic underbellies: Social networks have been twisted by fake news and filter bubbles, the constant ping of notifications on screens has shortened attention spans and created addictions, and it seems all the big tech companies are determined to erase...more

  • How Can Technology Help Stop Rhino Poachers?

    A database of rhinoceros DNA is helping catch violent poachers looking to sell rhino horns on the black market.

  • 385: Online dating, genetic data and more

    Selling your genetic data. Definitely not how Bitcoin works. Tracking caribou with new tech. Is online dating changing... dating? How people in long distance relationships use tech.

  • How to Get Rich on Bitcoin (maybe?)

    Do you know what the heck people are talking about when they say they got rich on Bitcoin? We didn't either. Thankfully, technology editor Alex George has been doing a deep dive on cryptocurrencies, from Bitcoin to Ethereum. Also on this episode: The dark side of LED lights, and a guide to the new Apple Homepod. 

  • 284: Moore's Law and High Performance Computing

    Todd Gamblin, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, joined us to talk about Moore’s Law, his work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the components of a micro-chip, and High Performance Computing. Sponsors Rollbar –  Rollbar provides real-time error monitoring, alerting, and analytics to help you resolve production errors in minutes. To start deploying with confidence - head to DigitalOcean –  DigitalOcean h...more

  • 293: Waymo v Uber, another iOS bug, and AMP Stories

    This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior writer Sarah Jeong to the show for the first time. Sarah was at the federal court in San Francisco for Waymo v. Uber trial and has been reporting on it for The Verge, so she lends us her expertise to explain what was going on between the two companies.Also, Dieter explains why so much software is broken and also checks the pulse of the open web with this week’s tech headlines.There’s a whole lot more in b...more

  • AI Decision-Making

    Making a decision is a complex task. Today's guest Dongho Kim discusses how he and his team at Prowler has been building a platform that will be accessible by way of APIs and a set of pre-made scripts for autonomous decision making based on probabilistic modeling, reinforcement learning, and game theory. The aim is so that an AI system could make decisions just as good as humans can. At the moment Prowler is focusing on multi-agent systems for the video game industry, smart city applications and...more

  • 143: It's Hard to Have a Secret Rocket

    We chat about the Falcon Heavy launch before discussing a couple of issues Derek encountered when upgrading to Rails 5.2 Starman Double rocket landing Rails 5.2.0 RC1: Active Storage, Redis Cache Store, HTTP/2 Early Hints, CSP, Credentials Disallow raw SQL in dangerous AR methods Active Storage Overview — Ruby on Rails Guides

  • Episode 141 — The Mailbag Episode

    Ben and James answer reader questions. Topics include business school, career advice, the nature of strategy, creating the next Silicon Valley, and how governments should deal with the disruptions caused by the Internet. Presented by Get 15% off on a new site by visiting Links Ben Thompson: Books to Blogs — Stratechery James Allworth, Karen Dillon, and Clayton Christenson: How Will You Measure Your Life? — Ben Thompson: Strategy Cred...more

  • Webinars: How to Market and Sell Using Webinars

    Looking for a proven way to sell courses and consulting? Interested in boosting webinar attendance and conversions? To learn about selling products and services via webinars, I interview Amy Porterfield. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers, business owners, and creators discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode, I interview Amy Porterfield. Amy is...more