Steve Gillmor
GIllmor Gang, recording live today 1pm PT participate at
hello - Kevin Marks
hi Kevin. Calling you on newsgang5 in a few - Tina Chase Gillmor
hello - Horlicks to my right - Ian Waring
theater mode dead ahead - clive boulton
Hey guys, whatsapp?!?!? - Nir Ben Yona
Hello to one and all from Northern Ireland - Darren James
hm, I think i need a haircut - Kevin Marks
I heard one of the co-founders of WhatsApp on an AllthingsD interview say how he was anti mobile ads as a point of principle. Very opinionated on user experience comes first. Now he's on the board of FB too, impressed. Went out and bought 180 FB shares on the spot. - Ian Waring
Sorry for being late. - Robert Scoble
can't tell because you are not live - Francine Hardaway
I see windows looking out at SF - Ian Waring
Test card! - Ian Waring
Francine: cool, hoping I hadn't missed it. - Robert Scoble
Ian I heard that too. But FB can get phone numbers from WhatsApp and do other kinds of campaigns - Francine Hardaway
He said in the same interview that one of their futures is mobile payments - Ian Waring
Nice new test screen - Francine Hardaway
So, share links - then share money - Ian Waring
HD Test Card - Ian Waring
today on The Gang I assume you are going to talk about losing to the Canadians in Ice Hockey and how it will affect tech valuations - Charlie Isaacs
Cute little Salesforce logo on it, too - Francine Hardaway
Please stand by, we're all getting hooked up. - Robert Scoble
almost locked and loaded. HI EVERYONE! - Tina Chase Gillmor
I never noticed that the Native American had feathers in his headdress -- now I can see it in HD - Charlie Isaacs
thanx Francine. Trying it out today - Tina Chase Gillmor
Charlie. The old one didn't have the Indian head, so you weren't really missing it - Tina Chase Gillmor
I always love it when peaceful people use gun metaphors Tina #LockedAndLoaded :) - Charlie Isaacs
I also never noticed that Salesforce logo in low definition. BTW, those were both supposed to be funny. :p - Charlie Isaacs
could 'locked and loaded" also be a video production term - Charles Carrico
I have just decided not to go to SXSW after all. I have no real reason to go and it didn't sound like enough fun. And besides, I've gone seven times. Anyone else burned out on it? - Francine Hardaway
Yes but I'm still going. :-) - Robert Scoble
Keith not on tonight. Most probably getting JustMe revalued! - Moe Glitz from iPhone
You HAVE to go, Robert. - Francine Hardaway
Video good, no audio - Darren James
I'm not going to SXSW, in fact we have IndieWebCamp SF that weekend - Kevin Marks
what is the resolution on the upstream broadcast - it doesn't look HD ? - Charles Carrico
hearing JT. some enterprise. - clive boulton
Can you hear now? - Robert Scoble
How can WhatsApp be worth more than Sony. Fucking Crazy - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Google Fiber for San Jose! - Ian Waring
Moe: $40 per user is how. - Robert Scoble
Still no audio for me?? Anybody not hearing anything? - Darren James
Currently 69p per user in the UK - Moe Glitz from iPhone
sounds fine here, Darren, try refreshing? - Jerome Hughes
Audio good - Darren James
chat people. Can you hear? - Tina Chase Gillmor
I'm hearing fine - Francine Hardaway
I can hear - Charlie Isaacs
I'm listening fine. - Rodrigo Jaroszewski
can anyone else hear us or it just darren? - Kevin Marks
All good now tina - Darren James
Audio is great, I hear everyone - Charlie Isaacs
Hey GG folks. Haven't been here live for a while. A/V both good for me. - Amyloo
Sounds good over here. - Nir Ben Yona
I'm hearing ok too. - Alex de Soto
I can hear - christina sponselli
Yes we can hear - Francine Hardaway
All OK here in UK - Scott Jordan
Darren said he's hearing fine now - Jerome Hughes
sounds good - Ian Waring
Good here in the UK - Moe Glitz from iPhone
we hear - Charlie Isaacs
we can hear :-) - Ian Waring
foursquare had a web app too - Kevin Marks
Saw some in chat not hearing and I freaked out... sorry - Tina Chase Gillmor
a mobile webapp, granted - Kevin Marks
No UStream here in Joisey - Tom Guarriello
Read a short while ago on TC that Threema has jumped to number 1 spot in German since the FB acquisition - Interesting!! - Darren James
Phoenix is also supposed to get Google Fiber. - Francine Hardaway
still up at, very handy on a slow connetion still - Kevin Marks
appreciable latency on i5, switched to quad i7 - clive boulton
working now - Tom Guarriello
i7 is crunching HD stream fine. - clive boulton
GG HD struggles w/o video processor - game on! - clive boulton
Yes, and FB didn't have user phone numbers. Now they do - Francine Hardaway
WhatsApp is all about the future. But it's just a Mobile Messaging App. - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Best Of Breed philosophy instead of one provider for everything - Tom Guarriello
JOhn Borthwick- try not to rattle your microphone. making scratching noises - Tina Chase Gillmor
Can't carriers begin to disallow WhatsApp? - Francine Hardaway
They have learned the lesson of the past, large monolithic programs (aka Windows) does not work for mobile. - Scott Jordan
Instagram is more valuable. It has no real competition, unlike WhatsApp with Line and Snapchat - Moe Glitz from iPhone
VCs are totally confused from this Whatsapp deal. - Nir Ben Yona
Guess the Instagram Boys are feeling fucked cause they sold way too early - Moe Glitz from iPhone
mobile is the latest paradigm shift, and Facebook is acquiring to catchup. Is this sustainable for them to always acquire the latest platforms? Will they ultimately find a platform to monetize? - Jeff Gurr
Well... it was hard not to be astonished by that price tag. - Amyloo
8% of FB cap - Tom Guarriello
1%.. - Ian Waring
more people use WhatsApp than Instagram? - Da from Android
Da, three times more. - Nir Ben Yona
Nest seems pretty cheap compared to this WhatsApp deal - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Yep, lots International - Ian Waring
Moe: Nest has a LOT fewer users. - Robert Scoble
Market share leader everywhere bar Korea, China and Japan - Ian Waring
It the kids that are using WhatsApp - Scott Jordan
Kids in other countries, apparently, not US - Tom Guarriello
if their status is set to "Hey there! I am using WhatsApp." - they aren't using it. - Kevin Marks
Nest has more valuable data - Da from Android
But it makes products that makes real money, not potential returns in the future - Moe Glitz from iPhone
400m at $1/year is a lot too - Ian Waring
+1 John - Moe Glitz from iPhone
the thing I can't reconcile is that Twitter is broadcast and WhatsApp is narrowcast - Jerry Schuman
Can the NSA tap into WhatsApp conversations? ;) - Alex de Soto
The Team that makes a Global Mobile Payments App wins big time - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Facebook hasn't integrated brands so far (instagram et al.), how do the brands ultimately connect and strengthen each other? No sure if consumers care, super fickle on mobile - Jeff Gurr
above is show link on TC - Tina Chase Gillmor
WhatsApp is how I talk to my daughters when I'm traveling outside the US - Francine Hardaway
+1 John, gotta be freaked - Tom Guarriello
WhatsApp subscriptions all in-app purchases - clive boulton
Thanks Kevin! - Alex de Soto
Zuck making bets in different things - Da from Android
me too +Francine -- but actually I switched to Viber because of issues with whatsapp spam - Charlie Isaacs
+1 Kevin, cash + worldview problem - Tom Guarriello
staying true to themselves - Jerome Hughes
Ads will never work inside Messaging Apps. Subscriptions and In App Puurchases - Moe Glitz from iPhone
"Once delivered, messages are deleted from WhatsApp’s servers" - clive boulton
I'm surprised they aren't blocking whatsapp in China, or maybe will soon... - Charlie Isaacs
Once the discovery problem is addressed with WebRTC closed wall chat systems are history - Jerry Schuman
What's the value of SnapChat right now $10b. Those guys must be loving this WhatsApp deal - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Not to mention Line, Kakao and other Asian apps. - Nir Ben Yona
John Gruber on why Apple doesn't need to buy a WhatsApp: "...what could WhatsApp offer Apple? They already have iMessage, which has (I’m guessing here) at least 200 million users, and sends over 3 billion messages per day." - Alex de Soto
jerry there is also the UDP problem on mobile - Kevin Marks
Michael Moritz selling this whale can now buy Wales -- Mae gan forwyn bar bronnau 'n glws - clive boulton
Plus Apple has everyone's Credit Card details - Moe Glitz from iPhone
carriers thought that billing was one of their advantages too - Kevin Marks
Apple nichers can talk to other Apple nichers - Da from Android
Right Da. - Alex de Soto
Next up Facebook will go after a Location and Payments App - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Billing was always promoted as "the advantage" when it came to the carriers ++Kevin - Jerry Schuman
what's the pint? :D - Jerome Hughes
they already bought a location app and built another - Kevin Marks
Apple apps are way behind alternatives - Tom Guarriello
btw - next week i'm turning my microphone on so i can not only wave goodbye but also say goodbye at the close - Tina Chase Gillmor
Great resource to find out how apps are doing: - Alex de Soto
Zuckerberg wants to have the premiere Apps on everyone's Mobile Homescreen - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Calling the device a "phone" distorts most people's thinking about what it is and does - Tom Guarriello
turn it on right now Tina, say "hi" :) - Charlie Isaacs
Still no killer Location App. Foursquare and Yelp are the big names, but they have not crossed over - Moe Glitz from iPhone
link to essay John mentioned? - Jeff Gurr
someone find it - Tina Chase Gillmor
This one is actually more important from Benedict Evans (Who wrote I believe Mobile is Eating the World) - - John Taschek
thanks John! - Jeff Gurr
what, no Flappybirds? - Charlie Isaacs
+1 Betaworks app ethnography - clive boulton
WUT? - Kevin Marks
Yes, John, following Andressen's "software is eating the world" construction - Tom Guarriello
Very interesting, thanks John - Scott Jordan
and, no Fappybirds ;-) - clive boulton
I think our COO George Hu uses WUT - Charlie Isaacs
Wild speculations suggest that Elon Musk is going to replace Tim Cook as the CEO of Apple (after getting acquired). - Nir Ben Yona
"coming soon to google play" - Jerome Hughes
Or in the Words of Mobile Carriers CEO's. "Mobile Messaging Apps are eating my lunch" - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I don't use notifications - I go to individual apps - Charles Carrico
Is this meant to be illegible? - Kevin Marks
meh. I need to log into WUT with facebook - Kevin Marks
Here's the Wired UK article - Tom Guarriello
I din't have facebook installed on my iOS - Kevin Marks
hieroglyphs! hire some Egyptian app designers - clive boulton
The Wired UK report -- appeared on Feb 14th I believed. There is also a Podcast. - John Taschek
Isn't that the P&G model, too? - Tom Guarriello
or GE - Kevin Marks
Sorry - Tom - my refresh didn't see your update. My mistake - John Taschek
House of Brands - Tom Guarriello
Has anyone seen synergies yet from the "buy and don't touch" model? - Jeff Gurr
i think the sun just set in NYC - Tina Chase Gillmor
Two references better than none, John - Tom Guarriello
It works for Disney when they buy content houses, such as Pixar, Marvel and LucasFilm, but they receive natural synergies across division such as toys, tv, etc. (John just made this point as I was typing) - Jeff Gurr
Microsoft likewise, buying early office apps. - clive boulton
That makes FB a holding company for brands - Francine Hardaway
Pacman Wars - Moe Glitz from iPhone
suck up the Apps into suites - clive boulton
I think that's what's happening, Francine - Tom Guarriello
Brands come and go, but if you build up a portfolio of brands you can live forever - Francine Hardaway
that is the transition - Kevin Marks
an Innovator's Dilemma aware strategy - Jerome Hughes
Jerry +1 - Francine Hardaway
Here is an interesting graphic about the valuations of tech acquisitions - - John Taschek
Uh-oh, empires fall after a while, too - Francine Hardaway
Nokia is rumored to buy Juniper in the next few weeks/months. - Nir Ben Yona
MS have gone very quiet - Ian Waring
we could just make our own! - Jerome Hughes
Interestingly, just saw that a WPP guy made this P&G point on G+ - Tom Guarriello
don't forget that these companies are acquiring talent also... - Charlie Isaacs
"colonization strategy" - clive boulton
Network is the System - Ian Waring
Its the users stupid - Francine Hardaway
ICQ now owned by Russian Co - Ian Waring
I still know my ICQ# 4218694 - Jerry Schuman
165361 was mine. - Robert Scoble
great point John, mobile users are fickle - Jeff Gurr
With Zuckerberg it's a case of "It's my company and I'll buy what I want to" - Moe Glitz from iPhone
but there in lies the problem with ICQ, discovery SUCKED - Jerry Schuman
Jerry: I own a 5 digits ICQ number :) - Nir Ben Yona
Nokia Series 40 and 60 - Ian Waring
Nir: you work for ICQ? Or know the Vardi's? - Robert Scoble
I think mine is wrong.. I've lost too much grey matter - Jerry Schuman
Robert: I knew some of the people around. - Nir Ben Yona
Now I have to go look it up - Jerry Schuman
Nir: Yossi credits me with having the first ICQ webpage. - Robert Scoble
Robert: Oh, didn't know that :) - Nir Ben Yona
They didn't do that with Instagram, John - Tom Guarriello
you're a co with tons of cash, you need to invest in something... do you buy your own stock? do you hire more people? more free food for the cafeteria? not many options to grow the value of your company and increase shareholder value - Charlie Isaacs
ICQ is what made the Vardis wealthy:-) - Francine Hardaway
rhetoric alignment - Jerome Hughes
LinkedIn on Android this morning asked to update and download my phone traffic + contact list - removed! - Ian Waring
Isn't Facebook's big pivot away from PII data on ads to e-commerce on mobile? (no integration) - clive boulton
Francine: True. They have been such an inspiration for so many entrepreneurs. - Nir Ben Yona
WOW, that was my ICQ number.. damn my mental damage isn't that bad. - Jerry Schuman
in your world, elsewhere there are plenty more "not on Facebook" people, or those who are on Facebook, but only infrequently look at it - Jerome Hughes
I don't feel Facebook is trusted in the enterprise, Whatsapp might be ok. - clive boulton
It's so easy to switch from various Messaging Services. This is why WhatsApp is a huge gamble for Facebook - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I have no plans on using Facebook anytime soon. Im happy enough with Twitter, FB's ads do my nutt in! However, I am aware of the limitations of Twitter compared to FB - Darren James
notifications are automated gestures for apps, knowing to go with the negative gesture i.e. not sending the notification that's worthless to the receiver is the new differentiator - Jerome Hughes
twitter is pissing me off - Kevin Marks
Darren: you are missing out. Facebook is the best way to interact with people. - Robert Scoble
I used to use twitter dm by default, now it won't let me send links - Kevin Marks
What happened with Twitter Music! - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Kevin: I +hate+ Twitter DMs. - Robert Scoble
Robert- If I'm being honest, i signed up to FB a number of months ago to read your posts which obviously go into greater detail than Twitter so you have a point there but i find the UI horrible! - Darren James
I can't trust Facebook to not sell my chat about 777x wings, etc, to lord knows who. - clive boulton
what is Borthwick holding? - Tina Chase Gillmor
A card key, Tina? - Francine Hardaway
Twitter have a leaky bath. 1m users, but 1/4 of those still active - Ian Waring
1Bn sorry - Ian Waring
Keith was so close with, but no whatsapp - clive boulton
I am disgusted with Twitter right now. DM spam, lots of brands and marketing, little engagement. - Francine Hardaway
Think he currently remixing it Ciive - Moe Glitz from iPhone
my calico cat is deciding that she NEEDS to come into the studio from the outside.I guarantee if I open the door she will walk in, look around, and then beg to get out again - Tina Chase Gillmor
Right Francine, Indonesian teens invaded my @mentions - clive boulton
DMs dont get answered - Ian Waring
Om's announcement? - Tina Chase Gillmor
SDN's are what's going to be HUGE - Jerry Schuman
+1 Moe, i'll bet he is - clive boulton
Tina - Good point - Class discuss! - Darren James
Tina, I will miss Om's writing - Francine Hardaway
I thought he said Tesla - Tina Chase Gillmor
Or Tesla talking with Apple. New Samsung Galaxy 5. - Moe Glitz from iPhone
hazard a guess Keith gets invited to starbucks on sandhill soonest! - clive boulton
Apple is building its next massive business - Nir Ben Yona
Great coverage of Kiev conflict by Apple TV content providers - christina sponselli
Still no Chromecast outside the USA - Ian Waring
Apple's next big business.... FASHION - Jerry Schuman
Google could have had the market to themselves since last July... - Ian Waring
As in wearables, Jerry? - Francine Hardaway
Amazon is announcing a set-top box and Verizon is throttling Netflix - Charlie Isaacs
feedback on new show art card at beginning and close of show. let meknow - Tina Chase Gillmor
Mayday button on Kindle Fire here give you a female who admits having an addition to Candy Crush Saga - Ian Waring
video chat is the mayday button - Charlie Isaacs
Francine, lifestyle stuff for sure. It will be contextually/sensor enabled and it's going to run the gamut. - Jerry Schuman
+Ian: What a shit stupid ad! - Darren James
Tina, logos need to be larger, and perhaps background screened back if you want to thank sponsors. - Francine Hardaway
Opening looks good Tina - Moe Glitz from iPhone
It was selling time limiting of callers niece to time watching the TV - Ian Waring
Jerry, they need to hire the JCrew president. I know they hired Burberry person, but that's not really fashion - Francine Hardaway
I stopped using the mayday button because the support person kept asking "what are you wearing?" - Charlie Isaacs
Krispy, Chromecast dev advocate in London now. - clive boulton
was expecting a haiku for a bit - Jerome Hughes
They also hired the head of Nike's innovation lab and someone from Yves Saint Laurent - Jerry Schuman
Apple's iPhone led 2013 US consumer smartphone sales with 45% share - NPD - Jerome Hughes
Almost $20b for a Mobile App. That's fucking Big News - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Yves St Laurent could be good. - Francine Hardaway
+ user base - Ian Waring
Did the whole House of Cards (2). Could not stop. - Alex de Soto
I don't disagree with the commerce positioning from Apple.. that's kind of obvious but it goes way beyond that. - Jerry Schuman
Fully binged by Tuesday after the Friday release - Amyloo
I've done 3. Amazing. - Francine Hardaway
Not started. Loading up Peppa Pig on my 2 year old granddaughters new iPad Mini - Ian Waring
nobody is going to comment on Steve Jobs being placed on a postage stamp? #SteveLicksTheCompetition - Charlie Isaacs
How about The Outernet announcement, Global WiFi via LEO cubesats - Jerry Schuman
I have Chromecast here 8 miles North of Newbury, 10 miles south of Oxford. Works brilliantly - Ian Waring
Peppa Pig rocks - Moe Glitz from iPhone
agreed, Jerry, and reminded of... - Jerome Hughes
next week I want everyones Academy Awards predictions - Tina Chase Gillmor
chromecast worked in Brighton when I was there in december - Kevin Marks
Tina: The actors will all be drunk and talk too long while saying nothing on their acceptance speeches #MyPredication - Charlie Isaacs
Frustrated by Google - cant do International roll outs for toffee - Ian Waring
never say never - Tina Chase Gillmor
people figure shit out - Tina Chase Gillmor
Tina: Toughest to guess "Best Picture." - Alex de Soto
Marc Andreessen retweeted a video of my 2 year old granddaughter operating her grandmothers iPhone 5S - Ian Waring
I lose my iPad Mini when she stays - so she has her own from tomorrow - Ian Waring
I'm more interested in what is going to be spawned by others from the investing of the 16B from that deal. - Jerry Schuman
I saw that, Ian!! Your cool - Tom Guarriello
I need to find the video of 2-year-old Andrew operating a mac CD-ROM - Kevin Marks
Snapchat anyone? - Nir Ben Yona
Path anyone? - clive boulton
JustMe must be worth at least $1b? - Moe Glitz from iPhone
I need to find the video of my daughter in diapers, standing on the desk chair doing math games on her Mac - Jerry Schuman
BBM = WhatsApp for enterprise? - Tom Guarriello
yes, but not in bits - clive boulton
MOE, i'm sure Keith would like to hear that - Tina Chase Gillmor
somewhere have hard copy of my then 7yo's KidPix masterpieces printed on Apple's Dye Sub printer during her weekend work visits - Jerome Hughes
+1 BBM = Whatsapp for Enterprise - clive boulton
The consumerization of IT is fascinating to watch. - Jerry Schuman
Google Fiber is coming to Phoenix, too - Francine Hardaway
yay francine - Kevin Marks
California politics is freaking nightmare - Jerry Schuman
especially for those of us who controlled business systems by shuffling cards - Jerome Hughes
Really good show today - As usual, look forward to the next. - Darren James
Google's fiber team couldn't get into San Francisco because the protesters kept stopping their buses - Charlie Isaacs
I'm with Draper.. break this behemoth up. - Jerry Schuman
rock _and_ roll! - Jerome Hughes
hey +scoble your have a mustache hair that requires trimming - Charlie Isaacs
Charlie: I need a shave! - Robert Scoble
conversation laundering _and_ rhetoric alignment - Jerome Hughes
:) +robert - Charlie Isaacs
I do get the show on iPad through UStream - Francine Hardaway
My iPad viewing is fine - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Robert: would of thought you need a good 20 year old Scotch - Jerry Schuman
always good to see Borthwick - Tom Guarriello
GG HD and nose hair do not mix - clive boulton
and thank you Steve :-) - Darren James
Ustream is working well - mac and iphone - Charles Carrico
yay Tina! - Tom Guarriello
and tina ;-) - Darren James
wow.. an actual shot of Tina... YAY! - Jerry Schuman
Is John drinking his own Pee - Moe Glitz from iPhone
6 Cams with Tina! - Alex de Soto
Thank you - Ian Waring
Thanks everyone! - Robert Scoble
Let's use WHAT'S APP - Francine Hardaway
Thanks everyone. - Nir Ben Yona
Thanks! - Alex de Soto
8 with Steve and the over the shoulder view - Jerome Hughes
That is Iced Tea in a gigantic Wheeping Radish mug - John Taschek
BurpDroid - clive boulton
and we're done! See you all next week guys. Stay safe! - Darren James
Time for PitchLab here at WE_Labs in the LBC - Jerry Schuman
Au Revoir - Ian Waring
great show, and an awesome HD wave from Tina - Charlie Isaacs
Ok. Bottled Piss - Moe Glitz from iPhone
OBX! - clive boulton
thank you everyone.... you are the lifeblood of this show - Tina Chase Gillmor
nice, Charlie! - Jerome Hughes
and the test pattern card is great... when/where will the merch be available? - Jerome Hughes
hi :) - Maha Naaz