HNpod 6: App.net, Platform Choices for Startups, and Box funding with Chad Etzel and Paul Kinlan
Our guests are Chad Etzel, head of Mobile Exec and founder of Notifo (http://www.jazzychad.net/) and (https://iamexec.com/) and Paul Kinlan Senior Developer Advocate at Google (http://paul.kinlan.me/) and (http://webintents.org/). You can also check out Web Intents Wednesdays at https://developers.google.com/live/shows/ahNzfmdvb2dsZS1kZXZlbG9wZXJzcg4LEgVFdmVudBjIsZgDDA/. More info on our guests at http://hnpod.com/guests.
Michael Mahemoff (http://player.fm)
Twitter and App.net. We discuss the changes that Twitter has undergone in order to become the advertising focused company it is today and whether they were the best for the company. Chad takes us through App.net in detail and we discuss its chances and opportunities.
Platform Choice for Startups. We talk about how startups can choose the platform they launch with. Going beyond just "Web vs. Native" to talk about the specifics of Android, iOS, and Chrome packaged apps.
Bubblewatch: Box.com. Box.com raised $125 million last week. It is similar to DropBox & Google Drive. We discuss whether the amount raised is enough for a startup, where they are heading in the future.
Chad: The SpaceX project, the landing of curiosity into Mars and the many other cool things happening in space.
Paul: The Olympics and the technology that is being used to deliver the games.
Mike: The Olympics the ability (or inability) to share online content. More deep links!
Friday Night Comedy Podcast from BBC radio 4 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/programmes/genres/comedy/satire/ (http://player.fm/series/friday-night-comedy-from-bbc-radio-4)
Chad Etzel Head of Mobile at Exec, Founder of Notifo
Paul Kinlan Senior Developer Advocate at Google
He is currently the Senior Developer Advocate at Google. He helps developers to build cool stuff for Chrome, iGoogle, Chrome OS and the Chrome WebStore. He also has a website called Tales of a Developer Advocate (http://paul.kinlan.me/).