December 31, 2012 at 8:45PM •
1 hour 5 minutes
A discussion on a forthcoming blog post titled "The Last Feature Phone". Also why stock markets are intractable: the problem with understanding the motivation of buyers and sellers of equities, especially those who act on behalf of others as fund managers. Finally, a review of what's on Horace's to-do list for 2013 and a hint at the new 5by5 show High Density, the first episode which is linked in the show notes.
December 21, 2012 at 2:30PM •
1 hour 16 minutes
A review of RIM's latest service pricing surprise; what do maps cost and what are they worth and the way to think about Google as a business.
December 14, 2012 at 5:00PM •
1 hour 6 minutes
On Samsung's use of Capital, Value Chain Evolution and Below the Surface. Why would you read the balance sheet of a tech company, the difference between R&D and capital spending, how to prevent suppliers becoming competitors and what are the economics of systems and application software in a device-centric model. Finally, why you shouldn't confuse obscurity with secrecy.
December 7, 2012 at 7:45PM •
1 hour 17 minutes
Horace and Moisés talk about stateside manufacturing, semi-annual product cycles and Tim Cook's area of intense interest. Also an update on Asymconf.
November 28, 2012 at 11:30AM •
1 hour 16 minutes
An update on Asymconf California, a discussion of engagement and why Android does not get enough of it, why Amazon likes giving away Fires and the causal hypothesis of Samsung's success in smartphones. That plus announcing a new 5by5 show: High Density.
November 24, 2012 at 12:00PM •
1 hour 9 minutes
A dialogue with Benedict Evans, mobile analyst. Benedict has observed not only the technology and telecommunications industries as an equities analyst but also worked for an operator and a major media company. We take a look at mobile strategy and what the media industry will evolve into.
November 15, 2012 at 12:00PM •
1 hour 11 minutes
Horace and Moisés talk about the consequences of Samsung's absorption of all Android profits, the limits of iPhone's addressable market, Apple bear markets and, like an object in orbit, how Apple seems to always be falling but never hits Earth. Finally, Horace introduces Asymconf California.
November 7, 2012 at 4:30PM •
1 hour 23 minutes
In this episode Horace and Moisés discuss the iPad mini launch weekend (vis-a-vis older iPads and Windows 8), the curious case of choosy late adopters of smartphones in the US and the mystery of Apple's capex late in the year. Horace spins a yarn about how Apple is playing chess with Sharp and Foxconn (and others) vs. Samsung.
November 5, 2012 at 11:30AM •
1 hour 1 minute
Horace interviews Maxwell Wessel, fellow at Clay Christensen's Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School. We explore the notion of apps as a disruption for multiple industries, especially entertainment.
October 25, 2012 at 6:45PM •
1 hour 32 minutes
Horace and Moisés discuss Apple's recent announcements, Horace's trip to Taiwan, and an Asymco special announcement. They also analyze claims that Apple has stopped innovating, and look ahead to where Apple's "puck" is going.