Andy Jordan's Tech Diary
By Andy Jordan
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Wall Street Journal Online reporter Andy Jordan chronicles the (often odd) stories that can be found when people and technology come together.
|1||VideoToday's Apps: Joke Or Real Deal?||Its getting tougher to tell the difference between a joke and a real app in Silicon Valley. Some apps which begin as spoofs, like "Jotly", are getting serious attention, as WSJ's Andy Jordan finds out.||6/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoWhy Doesn't Facebook Have a Dislike Button?||Supporters of a "dislike" button, which Facebook does not have, say the culture of Facebook has become too nice. WSJ's Andy Jordan reports from San Francisco on what some creative contrarions are doing to game the Facebook system to "get" a dislike butto||5/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoDIY Drones Take on Silicon Valley||Amateur drone makers are sending their do-it-yourself creations up into the skies of Silicon Valley. WSJ's Andy Jordan reports from San Francisco on the stunning footage they're capturing.||4/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoRobots as Humans||More people are using telepresence robots that allow humans to be right there -- even when they're far away. WSJ's Andy Jordan checks out one San Francisco space with a regular office mate in Brussels.||3/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoDogs! Cars! Ice! AT&T Moves Beyond Phones||AT&T is pushing a three year old division that connects devices other than phones, including GPS trackers, cars and gadgets that talk to each other. WSJ's Andy Jordan looks at some of the devices.||12/16/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Measured Life: What's Your Klout Score?||Klout gives users of Facebook, Twitter and other social networks a score based on their online influence. WSJ's Andy Jordan looks at how the score is calculated, what it means for getting freebies, and why the score is so valuable to advertisers.||10/25/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoIs iPhone Losing Its Cool Factor?||Data show Apple has been losing younger iPhone users and attracting older users. WSJ's Andy Jordan examines the "Android Factor" and other reasons why the iPhone may not be "cool" anymore.||10/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoNo Office? Not a Problem||Common workspaces are spurring innovation and providing start-ups with the collaborative atmosphere one might find in academic settings, but with more opportunity for venture capital. WSJ's Andy Jordan reports from New York's "General Assembly".||10/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoFrom Online Surfer to Successful Inventor||A New York startup called Quirky is using social media to make the invention process accessible to everyone. WSJ's Andy Jordan looks at the company and its new star, a 22 year old who's flexible power strip made him $30,000 in just one month.||8/24/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoVideo Mashups Create New Kind of Artist||Video mashup artists are creating wholly original pieces of music and art, often using content that's already been published on YouTube. WSJ's Andy Jordan takes a look at the genre, and how studios are responding.||8/2/11||Free||View In iTunes|
On the ground with Andy
This type of pod cast is just terriffic. not just because of the subject matter, but its detail. It would never get air time on TV, as it is so candid and non-self serving. It is (IMHO) a great techno-slice of life, sampling the proverbial "everyman's" experience with technology. Andy does a great job of being a witness vs. pushing an agenda...I like it!!
Wanted to give this a try, but not a single episode would download.
For all the time I have spent on the Internet scouring for information & news, this one is a absolute standout. It's fresh, thought-provoking and insightful. I listen to tech podcasts regularly - but this one is the best. I give it 5 stars; wish I could give it more.
- Category: Gadgets
- Language: English
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