We’re recording this Roundtable on the final day of the Google developers’ conference, Google I/O. From my perspective as a jaded and grumpy tech journalist, It has been a pretty cool conference. Google launched its own 7″ Android tablet, a new living room entertainment streaming appliance called the Q, Chrome for Apple’s iOS, a competitor to Evite called Google+ Events… and that’s just the shipping products. We also saw wingsuit divers wearing Google glasses jump out of an airship hovering over Mosone Center and glide to a landing on the convention center roof.
So there’s a lot to talk about, and I’ve got two great guests to run down the important topics that came out of the Google I/O conference:
- In the studio, Stephen Shankland, CNET News senior writer and alpha geek.
- Via Skype, Esther Dyson. Dyson is an investor in Internet startups in the U.S. and elsewhere, on the board of Airship Ventures (the company the took the Google wingsuit jumpers up), and former chair of the Electronic Fronteir Foundation and of ICANN.
Reporter’s Roundtable Ep. 125: Google I/O dissected on Reporters’ Roundtable
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[0:00] Topic and guests introduced
- Google I/O 2012 Roundup
- The inside scoop on the Nexus 7 tablet (Q&A)
- Chrome goes mobile at I/O 2012
- Google I/O giveaways: $5.5 million buys a lot of buzz
- Brin: Google Glass lands for consumers in 2014
[2:15] What did Google accomplish at Google I/O?
[5:00] How important are Google’s hardware products?
[7:45] Do these new products mean the Google is becoming a hardware company?
[9:00] Google glasses: What will this project look like in a few years?
[11:15] Aren’t these glasses going to be incredibly disruptive, socially?
[15:00] How does Google move forward in a world where mobile devices blow up the traditional search and advertising models?
[17:30] Why the autonomous car matters so much to Google
[19:20] Is the mobile handset a transitional technology?
[21:00] Google as media powerhouse: How well can it compete with Amazon and Apple?
[23:30] The social sphere: Does Google get social networking, and the way people really want to interact with each other?
[29:00] Google and Apple: Frenemies or what?
[32:00] Esther on Airship Ventures
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