Hi friends! If you’re visiting this site, it might be because you’re interested in the podcast. For this, we thank you deeply! Cristina and I found that our daily lives, with the hullabaloo of working at two very quickly growing companies in the middle of zooming Silicon Valley, made it difficult to keep up a dependable schedule for a weekly podcast. As such, we’ve taken an extended break. However, I’m looking forward to using this space to occasionally post thoughts in the written form, as well as maybe picking up a once-monthly tech overview with Cristina. Thanks so much for your support and interest: it meant SO MUCH to us while we were recording!
This week on Girls Out Loud, Maya and Cristina discuss checkins on Foursquare and Facebook, how the Huffington Post is overtaking the New York Times in visitors to the site, how enormously expensive Twitter trending topics are, and WeinerGate. Yes, we talk weiners.
This week on Girls Out Loud, we get giddy over virtual currency craze Bitcoin (or Maya does, while Cristina remains skeptical.) We also discuss the inevitable truth that Netflix is finally the largest source of internet traffic in North America, the upgraded piracy bill turning the “streaming” of copyrighted content into a felony, and the coalition of the biggest tech players in the Valley to fight the proposed California social network privacy bill. Listen for more! … Continue Reading
This week on the Girls Out Loud Show, Maya and Cristina wile out over the potential new discovery of anti-gravity…or, more accurately, Maya dorks out while Cristina chuckles in the background. Additional topics of conversation include Twitters acquisition of Tweetdeck, Chinese Facebook competitor RenRen’s INSANE valuation, and of course, the role of social media in the news of Osama Bin Laden’s capture and death. Fascinating stuff, if we can say so ourselves!
This week on the Girls Out Loud Show, Maya and Cristina discuss the “revelation” that Apple is tracking our location on iOS devices, although we’re not all too surprised. In the acquisition of the week, the unlikely acquirer Walmart purchased social platform Kosmix for $300M. While companies are being bought left and right, some investors are growing weary of founders cashing out too early. Last but not least, Maya goes gaga over Amazon launching library lending for the Kindle while Cristina tries to recall what a library is like. All this and more is on the show this week and if you have comments, please leave them below or hit us up on Twitter at @papayamaya and @cristinacordova!
This week on the Girls Out Loud Show, Maya and Cristina discuss the sometimes unbelievable perks tech companies are dangling in front of new hires, the Silicon Valley tech bubble that’s currently approaching hiring levels of peak dotcom bubble times, Jack Dorsey’s return to Twitter, the new Color app (haterade alert!), and the decline of the Blackberry.
This week on the Girls Out Loud show, Maya and Cristina are alarmed with the state of the world– they discuss the terrifying earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the state of nuclear reactors in California, and ultimately decide to get straight to ordering emergency supplies, if nothing else. Additional topics covered include the departure of Josh Topolsky and Nilay Patel from Engadget (bummer, but Good Luck dudes!), the iPad 2, and how Silicon Valley most certainly still IS cool.