By Minnov8 Gang
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Minnov8 was started to focus on technology innovation in the State of Minnesota. Borne out of a frustration that there wasn’t a showcase for the talent, brainpower, creativity, and innovation that exists in this Land of 10,000 Lakes, several geeks set forth on a quest to deliver a destination site for just such a purpose and this podcast reflects that mission.
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 400 – Our Last Show||Yep…you read that headline right. After nearly NINE YEARS this week’s show is our last podcast as the Minnov8 Gang. It’s been a great ride. We’ve had an incredible amount of fun, talked to literally dozens of guests,||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 399 – One Word for Minnebar: Wow!||This week’s show was recorded at Minnebar, an enormous gathering of techies in Minnesota. Our guest is Adrienne Peirce (LinkedIn), Product Owner at Leadpages and President of Minne*, the organization responsible for Minnebar and Minnedemo.||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 398 – Can I Go Thru Your Underwear Drawer?||This past week a Minnesota judge signed a search warrant for anyone who did a Google search for someone who defrauded an Edina bank. Besides being outrageously broad as a warrant—anybody who searched on this guy’s name for legitimate reasons would||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 397 – Geek Squad Spies?||Minnesota’s own big box tech retailer, Best Buy, sees its Geek Squad in the news since the FBI Used Best Buy’s Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance. Are Geek Squad people really being used as spies? Unfortunately it certainly seems so.||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 396 – Can Target & Best Buy Weather Retail Storm?||We cover the Minnesota tech stories of the week including disappointing earnings from both Target and Best Buy over the holiday period. Can they compete with Amazon and other online sources? We have a few ideas. Later we discuss the Amazon S3 outage,||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 395 – Can Tech Save The News?||Several good tech stories this week but, once again, we dust-off our “Gang Mentality” segment to ponder a question after the president of the United States inaccurately calls out major news organizations as “fake”.||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 394 – Give Up Your Passwords at the U.S. Border||Are you a U.S. citizen? Then you should know that, if you travel internationally, when you come back to the U.S. you may be forced to reveal your device passwords (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) as well as providing U.S.||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 393 – Advisor to President Trump||Tim and Steve could only imagine what it would be like if Phil Wilson was an advisor to Donald Trump. Would we all have healthcare? Would he build a wall around Lakeville where Tim lives? We can only speculate, but let’s not,||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 392 – I Stand With Rosa||We discuss the top Minnesota and other tech stories, but our guest this week is none other than Chuck Olsen, a new media entrepreneur who continues to be involved with cutting edge tech. This time Chuck’s virtual reality firm, Visual VR, Inc.,||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 391 – You ARE Being Watched||It is obvious to people who are aware of mass surveillance that we all are being watched. Anything digital is swept up, made Google-like searchable, connected to others and also events, regardless whether those connections are relevant or not.||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 390 – Hackers for Rudy||Hackers around the world are undoubtedly cheering the appointment of Rudy Giuliani as an advisor to the president on cyber security for the upcoming Trump administration. For anyone following this pick by Trump,||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 389 – A Carnival In An Open Field Staffed By Drunk Orphans||One of the stories we discovered this past week was this amusing one in New York Magazine about Joel Johnson‘s adventure moving from MacOS to Windows 10 and what he thinks about both platforms. In a nutshell he describes the two this way: “If Ma||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 388 – Our 2017 Crystal Ball Predictions||It’s our annual predictions show and, while we cover a handful of Minnesota and other top tech stories this past week, we focus on our “hits and misses” from predicting 2016 and then jump in to our 2017 prognostications. Hosts: Steve Borsch,||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 387 – sNOw Emergency||This week’s snow emergency turned in to a ‘no’ emergency in our view, but if you live in a place where towing cars is a much-needed winter activity then you should listen to our discussion about Julio Ojeda-Zapata‘s article regarding Apps||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 386 – Vintage Jewelry Meets VR||This week we interview Katie Jones from Atique to learn more about their combination of vintage jewelry and virtual reality. We also run-down the week’s tech news including Julio’s picks for Minnesota-made holiday tech gifts,||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 385 – Phil’s Booth||Phil is our resident superhero and his Cool Thing of the Week is a classic phone booth for his team at the wide-open and cavernous Minneapolis BuzzFeed office. While he claims it’s for them to have privacy for phone calls,||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 384 – ‘Ya, You Betcha: MN Loves the Internet||Did you know that Minnesota is the state with the highest rate of internet usage? We didn’t. Must be the combination of smart people and high number of months each year spent mainly indoors! Hat tip to our friend over at Blandin on Broadband,||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 383 – Will Tech Experience a Trump Effect?||Tuesday’s election brought Donald Trump to president-elect status and the tech industry isn’t so sure what that means. The short answer is yes, tech will experience a Trump effect but listen for the longer term effect and take a peek at the “Elect||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 382 – Gov is Sure About MNSure Robocallers||We kickoff the show about MNSure‘s rough start this past week and how Governor Mark Dayton said it was due to robocallers tying up phone lines. Though we have little evidence to the contrary, we’re not so sure that was the issue. Hosts: Steve Bor||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 381 – Doing the Dongle||This week Apple announced new MacBook Pros and one takeaway was what BGR wrote about in You’ll need $250 in dongles to upgrade to the new MacBook Pro. Yes, if you do buy the new MacBook Pro you’ll likely need A LOT of dongles!||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 380 – IoT’s Yin & Yang||In Chinese philosophy and religion there are two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin) and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang) whose interaction influences the destinies of creatures and things.||10/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 379 – Hacking the Internet of Things||One of the most interesting Internet of Things (IoT) events of the year is IoTHackday, a fun, FREE day that brings together teams, novel ideas, and an entrepreneurial spirit to dream up and build cool new devices to solve everyday problems.||10/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 378 – “Cloud” is the Answer||We cover the usual Minnesota tech stories as well as other top ones, but our guest this week is all about the cloud. Tom Iverson is an Enterprise Solutions Consultant with a Minneapolis firm and we dig in to questions about cloud computing and why it||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 377 – Don’t Hire Me Bro!||You may remember the protestor at Secretary John Kerry’s talk at U of Florida and that guy wouldn’t leave so the cops Tased him as he yelled out, “Don’t tase me, bro!!” The video of the guy screaming that out became an internet meme in 2007 a||10/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnov8 Gang 376 – Down the Well||Phil Wilson, aka “Mr. Acoustics“, comes to us from the Minneapolis BuzzFeed office conference room. As a former radio DJ, Phil knows a thing or two about good acoustics, microphones, and sounding your best.||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The Latest On Minnesota’s Technology Scene
I’ve been listening to this show for years because keeps me up to date on the latest developments in Minnesota’s technology scene. The show is hosted by four of the state’s most talented technology entrepreneurs, who keep it informative and fun throughout.
I learn something new every week.