Cubed Podcast

by Cubed Podcast

with Ben Bajarin, Benedict Evans, and ?


Latest Episodes

Appleā€™s Big Event: Doubling Down on the Ecosystem

Ben Bajarin and Benedict Evans discuss the announcements around Apple’s big event. We discuss everything from iPhones taking share of premium from Android, to payments and Apple’s business model advantage, and some high level thoughts on what smart watches may actually be. Show Notes Google Wallet Leaking Money

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Posted on 13 September 2014 | 1:38 am

Less Expensive iPhones, and the Globalization of Tech

I’m happy to announce that I am rolling up into the Tech.pinions podcast as well. We will shoot to release these discussions between us every few weeks, midweek. You can stay subscribed to and nothing will change but if you want to subscribe to the Tech.pinions podcast where myself and a range of […]

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Posted on 13 August 2014 | 7:58 pm

Google I/O Takeaways and Implications

Benedict Evans and Ben Bajarin discuss their key takeaways, along with the implications, of some of the most recent announcements from Google and their annual developer conference. Subscribe to on iTunes. Show Notes Benedict Evans Market Shares — Link Ben Bajarin Google and the Next Billion — Link

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Posted on 27 June 2014 | 11:00 pm

Apple, Google, and Mobile Computing Philosophies

Benedict Evans and Ben Bajarin discuss the recent events from Apple’s worldwide developers conference and make observations about the key points in philosophical differences around mobile from both Google and Apple. Subscribe to on iTunes. Show Notes Benedict Evans Digesting WWDC: cloudy – link Ben Bajarin Google, Microsoft, Apple and the Divergence of Computing […]

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Posted on 6 June 2014 | 10:06 pm

Episode 22: The Tablet is Dead Except Not Really.

Ben Bajarin and Benedict Evans discuss the recent troubles of the tablet market and whether growth is ahead and what the expectations of the tablet market should be.

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Posted on 16 May 2014 | 9:08 pm

Episode 21: The Beats Puzzle, and US Smartphone Installment Plans

Benedict Evans and Ben Bajarin discuss the recent rumor that Apple is going to acquire Beats Electronics and a new dynamic coming to the US smartphone market with installment plans. Enjoy! Link to subscribe to iTunes.

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Posted on 10 May 2014 | 12:48 am

Cubed Episode 20: Apple, Wearables, and Smart Body Objects

This week we dive into the wearable and smart watch object in light of many new announcements from Google, rumors about Apple, and more. We also discuss some of the issues with the smartphone pricing tiers. Later on the podcast we dive into how all of this impacts ecosystems for smart devices. Show Notes and […]

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Posted on 19 March 2014 | 3:08 pm

Cubed Episode 19: The Mobile Market is Fascinating and Complex

Today we are joined by Jan Dawson of JackDaw research. We dive into the post Mobile World Congress news and discuss Nokia’s low-end strategy with the Nokia X. We also take a look at the market for the next billion smartphone consumers and whether ecosystems are sticky or not. Relevant Blog Posts Benedict Evans: Tablets, […]

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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 11:27 pm

Cubed Episode 18: The Paradigm Shift of Mobile Engagement Models

Sorry listeners for the two week delay in getting this episode of Cubed. Today we discuss how the mobile engagement model has changed and why Facebook’s understanding of this led them to buy WhatsApp. We kept it a little shorter today as we had a hard stop but wanted to get an episode recorded for […]

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Posted on 20 February 2014 | 10:32 pm