Welcome to episode thirty six of the Technology for Good hangout. In this week’s show our guest is independent analyst Enterprise Irregulars, but this was the first time Esteban and I had had a face-to-face conversation (or screen-to-screen, more accurately!).
The change of clocks in Europe the weekend before the show almost derailed us, and there was a mix-up (my fault) whereby Esteban didn’t get to join the show until twenty minutes in, but still, it was a great show and we had some awesome discussions.
Some of the more fascinating stories we looked at on the show, included some major moves on the energy storage front, big announcements from Google and Microsoft on the health/fitness front, and the new partnership between Twitter and IBM.
Here is the full list of stories that we covered in this week’s show:
- Blow for giant coal port expansion as US banks opt out
- Tesla Closes on Free Nevada Land for Mega Battery Factory
- Panasonic Plans Big Investment in Tesla Battery Plant
- Power storage group Alevo plan 1bn US battery plant
- A battery startup no one has heard of says it’s building a billion-dollar factory in North Carolina
- Google launches Google Fit app for Android, capturing all your fitness data in one place
- Microsoft Health platform launches with payments-friendly, $199 Band wearable
- Microsoft Health Arrives to Take on Apple Health and Android Fit
- Google Skybox For Good gives non-profits access to real-time satellite imagery
- Tim Cook Speaks Up
- Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” On Facebook Nov 6
- Samaritans app monitors Twitter feeds for suicide warnings
- About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card