Pocketnow Weekly 081: Lenovo buys Motorola, Galaxy S5 fingerprints, & interview with special guest Ryan Negri
When you can kick off a tech podcast with a string of expletives taken right from your publication's teamwide chat records, you know it's been a crazy week in the news. Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola, announced late yesterday afternoon, threw our whole week -and perhaps our whole world- into disarray, and we're grateful for the chance to sit down and talk it through on today's show.
But the news doesn't stop there. Galaxy S 5 speculation is still coming fast and furious, with details like Samsung's rumored fingerprint scanner beginning to take shape; we're starting to catch wind of Nokia's plans for MWC 2014 in Barcelona next month; and the wearables sector continues to buzz with developments in Pebble's app store and Samsung's ... interesting approach to augmented-reality headgear.
Plus, it's interview time! Ryan Negri, the founder and former CEO of Negri Electronics, stops by to tell us what it's like to start a wireless retail company from nothing, about where he sees the future of wearables going, and just what he thinks about carriers trifling with smartphone pricing.He ... would do things differently.
All that and more awaits you on episode 081 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So turn the volume up and rip the knob off: we're here to talk mobile tech, and it's gonna get weird (in all the right kinds of ways). Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Tell your friends about the show so we don't have to do a telethon to stay on the air. Join our forums to offer topic suggestions and more. And thanks for listening!Pocketnow Weekly Episode 081
Lenovo-Motorola acqusition (00:01:28)
Listener Mail (00:44:27)
Casey Dudek wants a high-end "microphone phone," Ben Chung asks us to speculate on the possible demise of Google's Nexus line; Justin from Arizona wonders if OIS should be a priority in his device shopping; and Vijay asks if his mother-in-law will ever come around to the idea of a smartphone.Feature
(Music credit: "Radiation" by Ali Spagnola, available here: http://www.alispagnola.com/music/music/)
Ryan Negri, founder and former CEO of Negri Electronics joins us to talk about the ins and outs of starting and running one of the biggest destinations for mobile technology on the web!
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