The Critical Path

The Critical Path

The Critical Path is a talk show contemplating the causality of success and failure in the evolving story of mobile computing and related industries. Using Apple as a lens to look at existing and emerging tech markets, we try to understand what it means to be great.

Hosted by Anders Brownworth and Horace Dediu.

#4: Acquisitions

August 16, 2011 at 8:15PM • 52 minutes

Sitting in for Dan while he is on paternity leave, Ryan Irelan speaks with Horace Dediu about Google's planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the potential ramifications for competitors.

#3: It's Good to Be King

July 3, 2011 at 5:00PM • 57 minutes

Horace Dediu and Dan Benjamin discuss the power of cash to control supply chains in the post-PC era and how Apple is challenging conventional wisdom about its value to shareholders.

#2: Synchronized failure

June 17, 2011 at 6:00PM • 51 minutes

Horace Dediu and Dan Benjamin discuss how smartphone pioneers Nokia and RIM falter while the market is booming.

#1: The Five Year Plan

June 7, 2011 at 4:15PM • 56 minutes

In this inaugural episode, Horace Dediu and Dan Benjamin try to weigh the strategic implications of Apple's WWDC announcements. We take a look at the impact on RIM, operators, Google and Apple's flirtation with Twitter.