CanCon Podcast Ep. 86: Does tech need IPO 2.0?

Chamath Palihapitiya

Does tech make things better? That the question (and the challenge) we posed on this podcast at the start of 2017. Today, we look at news stories on various sides of that question, as we discuss problems tech wants to solve (IPOs, OTA software updates for natural disaster relief), and tech problems we want solved (like not getting harassed on the Internet).

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of Eighty-Eight, Rob Kenedi, TWG’s General Manager in New York and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast, Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – talks problem-solving before riffing on the new Apple hardware.

Have some hot takes on the topics that we covered? Maybe you want to suggest something for a future podcast! Perhaps you have a burning question about something you read in tech news that we didn’t cover. Email us, post a comment below with the answer or question, or better yet, rate CanCon 5-stars on iTunes and post your thoughts there.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 86 (09/25/17)

Tesla holds the keys
Tesla Remotely Expanded Car Batteries Near Irma’s Path, And Questions Linger

Social Capital is going IPO-less
Social Capital to take startups public without an IPO
Brash Investor tries to blow up the IPO as his partners quit

Forget hacks, how do we stop the social exploits?
Benedict Evans thinks platforms should offer rewards for finding moral and ethical loopholes
Antisocial Coding: My Year At GitHub

Catching up with Patrick: Apple Edition
Apple 4k TV review
Apple Watch Series 3 review
iPhone X: hands on
iPhone 8 and 8 plus review

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Fatal Gift” by Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.