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Edmonds, Washington

Description:

The NextMarket Podcast features host Michael Wolf's conversations with technology and media makers. Topics include digital publishing, web, investing, podcasting, crowdfunding and pretty much anything else on the frontiers of tech innovation.

Language:

English

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PO Box 711 Edmonds, WA 98020 USA 3174555529


Episodes

From Skype to Sidewalk Robots: A Conversation with Starship's Ahti Heinla

7/20/2016
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Ahti Heinla brought the world closer together when he helped build Skype as the founding engineer, but now he's moved onto another way to shrink space and time: sidewalk robots. Mike walks to Ahti about how he got the idea to start a sidewalk robot company and asks how exactly the system works, how truly autonomous they are and how many robots Ahti expects to have on sidewalks a year from now. Check out Starship at www.starship.xyz Find more NextMarket podcasts at www.technology.fm

Duration: 00:28:55


#102: Mark Cuban

6/9/2016
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The NextMarket Podcast is back after a long hiatus! The guest for this episode is Mark Cuban, who joins Mike to discuss: -The state of the 2016 Presidential campaign -Why he decided to discuss Donald Trump's wealth -The efforts by political insiders to recruit Cuban to make a third party run -Whether he would consider running for president in the future -Hillary's weaknesses as a candidate -His work with others to create a possible new political party -His investment history and record on...

Duration: 00:53:41


#93: Jason Hirschhorn on running Sling, MySpace & Taking REDEF From Hobby To Company

9/7/2014
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Guest: Jason Hirschhorn Nearly two decades into when many started using email, most of us still have our favorite newsletter and valuable info we get via the inbox. Jason Hirschhorn, who put MTV into the Internet age and later helped run Sling Media and MySpace, took a hobby and turned into a business around his great curated newsletter of interesting articles, video and stuff he puts together every day. Mike caught up with Jason to talk about REDEF and how he got from his early days at...

#77: Jack Conte and Tom Merritt

3/8/2014
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It's a 2 for 1 episode! In our first segment, we talk with Jack Conte, the CEO of Patreon. Jack returns to the show to let us know how his patron-model crowdfunding business is going, as well as talks about how to balance the life of tech entrepreneur with working musician. In the second segment, I visit with Tom Merritt, long time journalist and tech podcaster who recently went independent. Tom talks about his last ten years in podcasting, utilizing Patreon to fund his new venture and how...

Duration: 00:43:16


#67: Marshall Kirkpatrick on leaving blogging, getting funded by Mark Cuban

12/13/2013
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For a while, there was probably no more prolific tech blogger than Marshall Kirkpatrick. HIs prodigious output at AOL, Techcrunch and finally ReadWriteWeb was amazing to behold, and he owed much of his success to systems he developed for early discovery of trends and technologies. So when he announced he was leaving pro blogging to create a company that would help people discover emerging trends and information, it wasn't all that surprising. Marshall and I talk about his years as a pro...

Duration: 00:34:35


#64: David Pogue on leaving the New York Times, his new gig at Yahoo & what

11/11/2013
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This conversation is with David Pogue, long-time consumer tech columnist for the New York Times who has just announced his move to Yahoo to start a new consumer tech site for the big web company. I caught up with David and asked him why he made the move, if his move is part of a larger trend of big named journalists jumping from traditional media properties to web-centric ones, and what technology excites him most over the next few years. You can find out more about David at...

Duration: 00:26:13


Author Douglas Rushkoff on Present Shock, Breaking Bad and the decline of t

11/6/2013
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This conversation is with Douglas Rushkoff, author and media theorist. I've been reading Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, because like many of us I've been thinking about what happens to us, our work, media and society when ever more of our time is spent in the online world vs. the physical world. Douglas spent more than two years writing a book about this and came out with a fairly interesting work, one that is, from what I've found, the most cohesive analysis of the impact of...

Duration: 00:52:14


Fullscreen's George Strompolos on rise of MCNs, discovering talent & new pl

7/26/2013
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One of the most interesting trends in the indy video creator and distribution space in the last few years has been emergence of MCNs, or multichannel networks, on YouTube. One of the biggest of these new breed of content aggregators is Fullscreen. In this podcast, I talk to Fullscreen's CEO George Strompolos. George, who worked for YouTube before he founded Fullscreen, talks about the evolution of the space, how they discover new talent in the data-driven world of YouTube and where he sees...

Duration: 00:40:24


From Chicago cop to comics syndicate president: John Glynn on comics syndic

7/15/2013
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Summary: In this podcast I talk to the John Glynn, President of the largest independent press content syndicate Universal Uclick, and the company behind the hugely popular comics portal, GoComics. As many of you know, I'm a comics nerd and also interested in talking to those transitioning legacy businesses to online. Given that, John was a perfect fit. If you're a comic fan or interested in how traditional press content syndicates are adjusting to the digital era, this is a good listen. We...

Duration: 00:27:15


Slate's podcast chief Andy Bowers on the secrets to Slate's podcasting succ

6/28/2013
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One of the best stops on the web to get your fill of smart and non-conformist takes on issues of the day is Slate. No doubt about it, Slate's stable of opinionated writers aren't afraid to tell you what they think, but if you think those opinions come strictly via the written word, you'd be very very wrong. That's because Slate has one of the best lineups of podcasts of any media organization, and the man behind their podcast strategy is one Andy Bowers. In this podcast I talk to Andy...

Duration: 00:25:28


Steve Dahl on disco demolition night, death of radio & getting people to pa

6/24/2013
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When I was a kid, I remember hearing about some crazy explosion involving disco records at Comiskey Park. The man behind that little promotion that resulted in the first forfeited baseball game in decades and helped hasten the demise of disco was one Steve Dahl. Fast forward 30 years later, and now legendary radio man Steve Dahl is a podcaster. Steve runs Dahl.com, which is a paid podcast network featuring shows from himself and others. I caught up with Steve last month to talk about how...

Duration: 00:29:51


Geekwire's John Cook on the Geekwire backstory, Seattle vs. Silicon Valley

6/20/2013
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When he working for the Seattle Post Intelligencer, John Cook saw the writing on the wall. Newspaper real estate was shrinking, which was making it difficult for John to do his job as a reporter. Before long he and his coworker Todd Bishop took a business plan for an online tech news startup to a local business journal, and soon after that they'd decided to strike out on their own. And Geekwire was born. Today Geekwire is a successful and respected tech blog and perhaps the leading tech...

Duration: 00:35:21


Seamus Blackley on the Xbox epiphany, being a Hollywood agent & the Xbox On

6/13/2013
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As an Atari 2600 kid, long-time Xbox (read Halo) fan, and a one-time gaming industry analyst, I've long been fascinated the stories behind the stories of the gaming platforms. So with the dawn of a new console generation upon us, I decided to catch up with Seamus Blackley, one of the original Xbox founding fathers and the guy who coined the term DirectX-Box (which later became Xbox). Seamus and I talk about those early days of the Xbox, how he got into the video game industry, why he...

Duration: 00:54:21


Stitcher's Noah Shanok talks podcast market, raising VC round in '08 crisis

6/6/2013
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Summary: I caught up with Noah Shanok recently, the CEO of Stitcher, to talk about the popular podcasting service. Stitcher is a drastic departure from the early days of connect and sync podcasting, a company that is looking not only at being on as many phones and mobile devices as possible (they've signed up over 9 million accounts to date), but also inside every connected car that's on the road. Noah and I talk about the backstory of Stitcher, what areas of the market excite him and...

Duration: 00:27:49


Norm Pattiz, father of modern radio syndication, talks podcasts, courtside

5/28/2013
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Summary: As the founder of Westwood One, Norm Pattiz helped usher in the era of modern radio syndication. Now, he's trying to bring some of the knowledge and relationships he's developed over the past few decades to the podcast world. I talk to Norm about his new company, as well as how things have changed (and maybe not changed) since his days with Westwood One. We also talk about how his podcast advertising business, as well as his deals to bring new shows like Stone Cold Steve Austin's...

Duration: 00:38:06


Jesse Thorn talks podcasting, MaximumFun, NPR and how to create a community

5/23/2013
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After I finished my first round of conversations for the podcast project, I got a number of emails and social media mentions suggesting I talk to Jesse Thorn, the self-described proprietor of MaximumFun.org and host of the hugely popular Bullseye with Jesse Thorn radio show and podcast. So that's exactly what I did. During our conversation it becomes abundantly clear why people suggested I talk to Jesse. Not only has he been doing this for some time and is a certainly is a pro, but his...

Duration: 00:55:35


Anthony Casalena of Squarespace talks commerce, Squarespace 6, Tumblr & web

5/19/2013
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Summary: I caught up with Squarespace CEO Anthony Casalena in late March to talk to him about his company's new commerce platform, as well as how he thinks web publishing platforms have changed since he started Squarespace back in 2004 with money borrowed from his father. We also talk about why they've always pursued a premium strategy, Squarespace 6, Tumblr & Wordpress and much more. To listen or subscribe to more NextMarket podcasts, simply do so using one of the following channels:...

Duration: 00:26:02


Earwolf's Jeff Ullrich on podcast networks, bypassing gatekeepers & launchi

5/16/2013
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Summary: Anyone who listens to comedy podcasts knows about Earwolf, the hugely successful comedy podcast network responsible for shows like Comedy Bang Bang, Sklarbro Country and many more. Earwolf was founded by Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich in 2010, and in this conversation I talk to Jeff about Earwolf's evolution, the podcast advertising market, the creation of his new advertising platform, the Midroll, why landing blue-chip big brands isn't always desirable and where he sees this...

Duration: 00:41:27


Adam Carolla on the podcast business, selling Mangria and the future of Car

5/9/2013
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Adam Carolla launched his podcast in 2009, just days after his terrestrial radio program was cancelled. Since then, he's gone on to create one of the largest podcast networks around, featuring a number of podcasts, all centered around the flagship Adam Carolla Show. In this podcast, Adam talks about his views on podcasting, how he runs his business, why nothing is "free" if you're running a podcast business, how and why he pulled the plug on his father's podcast, why selling Mangria is...

Duration: 00:25:27


Scott Meyer of Basic Instructions talks webcomics, his new novel and Disney

4/30/2013
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Summary: Scott is a former standup comedian who has been creating his very funny webcomic, 'Basic Instructions' (which can be found at http://basicinstructions.net) for over a decade, and recently published his first novel, 'Off to Be the Wizard'. Scott and I talk about his comic, getting discovered by Dilbert creator Scott Adams (and how the subsequent traffic swallowed his site for 48 hours), his novel, working at DisneyWorld and the sheer weirdness of Florida. If you enjoy this podcast,...

Duration: 00:30:24

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