Vergecast: Surface Go, Apple earnings, and HipChat memoriesAugust 3, 2018
In the thrilling conclusion to our three-part epic miniseries, “Apple doesn’t make the laptops we want,” Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss how nothing really matters because Apple is a phone company worth $1 trillion.
Samsung, Amazon, and Tesla earnings are also discussed, along with Farhad Manjoo’s “Frightful Five” thesis.
Then, in “The Bezel Wars,” our hosts discuss the Surface Go, iPad rumors, and the Windows 10 S life Dieter has been living.
Paul’s weekly segment about “Wireless Vapes” is as poignant as ever.
Ultimately, the final question is something like: “How many notches can you fit on the blockchain?”
02:19 – The race to $1 trillion
05:25 – Phones, not Macs
14:18 – Amazon’s cloud power
24:53 – Dieter’s Surface Go impressions
26:41 – Can you name 10 Windows 10 S apps?
34:20 – #donglelife
38:44 – Paul’s weekly segment “Wireless Vapes”
44:35 – Two notches, max
46:31 – Pixel 3 leak
47:54 – Mergers and acquisitions
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