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Micromobility 8: The Total Addressable Market for Micromobility

Micromobility has an addressable market of more than $1.4 trillion dollars annually just in the US, a figure that makes it more valuable than longer distance transport addressable by cars. That's the message in this episode where we run through the talk 'When Micromobility Attacks' that Horace gave at the recent Micromobility Summit in Copenhagen. We look at: - how US trip data typically exhibits log-normal disibutions (and an explanation of what this means!) - how many of the 2 trillion vehicle trips taken in the US annually would potentially be served by micromobility (min 20) - how Marchetti's constant (one hour of travel a day) relates to micromobility's benefits (min 23) - how adoption of micromobility would impact car demand, and why this is relevant to automakers (min 26) - why these high volume, short trips are actually more valuable than average car trips on a dollar basis. (min 30) - how time spent travelling will actually drive adoption of micromobility in highly congested cities. (min 34) - Why 3 times more time is spent on short trips than longer trips in vehicles, and the implications for micromobility (min 36) - The impacts this explosion in micromobility might have on carbon emissions and how we can measure that (min 42) Be sure to check out the slides here (https://www.slideshare.net/asymco/when-micromobility-attacks) and the transcript on our Medium page.


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Posted on 18 October 2018 | 3:00 am


5by5 at the Movies 2: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 2 - Guest: Rita Walsh

Episode 2 - Electric Boogaloo This week we talk about the DCEU, rumors about Todd McFarlane's Spawn, Amblin's Micro, and of course... The Brady Bunch. Guest Interview: Rita Walsh - producer of "I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story" Co-host: Mason Scheer


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Posted on 17 October 2018 | 1:00 am


Back to Work 396: Bean in the Sleeve

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the FitBit Charge 3 and where it fits into their worlds—as well its place in the larger tracker and smart watch ecosystems. Excursions also include: BroBot, weather stations, weather apps, some TV and movie talk, some space talk, plus children's failures to understand how time basically works.


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Posted on 16 October 2018 | 4:00 pm


DLC 255: Daanish Syed: COD BlackOps 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Fallout 76, Mega Man 11, Star Citizen, Project xCloud

Jeff and Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com welcome Daanish Syed from NetherRealm Studios to the show this week to discuss CitizenCon, Fallout 76, Microsoft's streaming service, and more! The Playlist: Mega Man 11, Forza Horizon 4, Jurassic World Evolution, Call of Duty: BlackOps 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey VR Talk: Werewolves Within, Astro Bot Rescue Mission Tabletop Time: Selling a boardgame, The Mind, Dropmix


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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 6:00 am


The Critical Path 207: Ex Machina: Telegraph

In the first of a series of special episodes of The Critical Path, Horace aims his lens at a seminal innovation from the past, compares and contrasts adoption patterns of yesterday and today, and delineates the reasons why pigeons were not ideal.


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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 5:00 am


Road Work 127: You're Just Marching

John and Dan try and figure out politics.


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Posted on 14 October 2018 | 8:00 pm


Ruby on Rails Podcast 247: Introducing Action Text for Rails 6 with Javan Makhmali

Action Text is a new framework coming to Rails 6 to make it easier to create, edit, and display rich text content within an app. Brittany invited Javan Makhmali, programmer at Basecamp, on to the show to get the scoop.


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Posted on 11 October 2018 | 3:00 pm


Micromobility 7: The Dutch cycling experience and je ne sais quoi

In this episode, we look at the history of the Dutch cycle infrastructure, the symbiotic tension that we'll see between micromobility and autonomous vehicles, and the intangible quality of cities with vibrant micromobility ecosystems. We also cover: - the recent spate of news re: the dawning scooter wars (Bird, Lime, Jump) - San Francisco's highway history - the cost comparisons for cycling infrastructure vs. car infrastructure, especially when compared to modal share vs. landuse in European cities. - How the rollout of cycling infrastructure parallels (or doesn't) the rollout of cellular infrastructure in both the US and Europe. - the creative tension that will exist between micromobility vehicles vs. autonomous cars (walkable neighborhoods vs. exurbia sprawl) - the 'experience' factor of micromobility, and the unquantifiable value of the thrill of riding a scooter/e-bike vs. passive A-B transport and how this is influenced by the European vs. American views of the world. The transcript for this episode will be up on our Medium page very soon! Also worth checking out the Micromobility Summit that Horace will be hosting on January 31st in the Bay Area. Check out Micromobility.io for early bird tickets. More on that next week. Cheers!


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Posted on 10 October 2018 | 9:00 am


5by5 at the Movies 1: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 1 - Guests: Leonard Maltin, Jessie Maltin

Welcome to the band new 5by5 At The Movies! A weekly movie news podcast with rumors, reviews, and guests! Episode 1 - News featuring James Gunn's move to the DCEU, Micheal Pena's upcoming Blumhouse role, and The Rock's potable gym. Special guest interview with Leonard Maltin and Jessie Maltin - recorded at Fantastic Fest. Co-Host: Mason Scheer


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Posted on 10 October 2018 | 3:00 am