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Digital Coffee Podcast

This podcast dedicated to all things tech. The story of how this came about was ordinary, maybe, but what I want to do with it, is extraordinary. I was working at a coffee shop and pondered my love for coffee and tech. I have also grown up around tech. I also had a new passion for coffee. This idea stayed with me until I figured out the name. Digital Coffee was born. So, with this idea I look at tech as I do coffee. How is the “tech brewed?” In my reviews, I look at it as a taste test, except I don’t drink the tech. I mean, who would? If you do, please let me know how I can! Anyways, if you feel like this is a great space to learn and have fun with tech, then, feel free to support me. I don’t mind at all! If you enjoy my podcast and blog please consider support me here: https://www.patreon.com/digitalcoffee Schedule: Monday: Digital Coffee Friday: Gamer’s Cafe Saturday: Marketing Blend Gaming on the Weekend! Twitch Youtube
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Feb 28, 2017

Today's Episode

Hootsuite is a popular social media scheduling tool. It recently got into ads with its purchase of AdEspresso recently and now its buying another company. It's an interesting time for the company. It also looks like Hootsuite and Buffer are going in different direction. Buffer is shaping to be more of a content management tool and Hootsuite is more about the ads and analytics side of the business. The industry is maturing and we will see more and more companies buying other ones. This is the nature of business.

Find out more down below.

Show Timeline:

  • Urban Airship is the first mobile wallet to have Apple Pay
  • Hootsuite continues its spending spree
  • Facebook ads mid-roll to their live stream videos
  • Longer videos may be better for engagement
  • Google is changing the ads icon
  • AMP links showing up outside of search results
  • Cloudfare had a terrible bug
  • Google Allo coming to the Desktop
  • HTTPS should reach 50% search results by 2017
  • Google My Business has some new guidelines
  • Snapchat Lens game could be interesting for marketing
  • Instagram adds multiple album posts
  • Google is shutting down Spaces
  • Perspective from Google only lets you see the nice side of the internet

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Highlights from the Show:

Every scandal in tech is bleed and politics is gate... hmmm

These new lens games from Snapchat has some interesting potential

Soon people are going to be too lazy to type words in Google search. All emojis!

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Feb 18, 2017

Today's Episode

BF1 or Battlefield 1 got its winter update. It was a great update. I personally do not care about ribbons. I think they are useless and people will get plenty of these ribbons. I never cared for them in BF3 and BF4. It's a personal opinion. I do think DICE needs to look at some other things they missed, but, they are doing a good job balancing for the most part. We will see what happens when the new DLC comes out.

Twitch released some stats about their site and streamers. Unsurprising, Finland is the friendliest place to game. Find out on this episode.

Show Timeline:

  • Talking about Twitch stats
  • AMD Ryzen stats
  • CDPR is doing well
  • BF1 winter update
  • For Honor Single Player review

Gaming Deals:

Highlights from the Show:

The best place to game is Finland. They are really nice according to Twitch

For Honor Single-Player is eh. Not good or bad, just bland.

I'm really excited to see what AMD Ryzen can do.

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Feb 16, 2017

Today's Episode

Like him or hate him, PewDiePie is a huge influence on YouTube. It's funny how the media loves to hate him. They do not understand that he is trolling them and does not care. He has over 50 million subscribers on YouTube. Unless he does something so egregious, you are getting mad over nothing. Find out what I have to say about this in my show.

Also, Verizon brings unlimited data back. This is in response to what T-Mobile doing well. They finally have a response to losing customers to its competitor. I do not think it will be the same as before, but, it is a nice change. People loved unlimited data and that will always be a fact.

Show Timeline:

  • Trivia facts are now in google search
  • Google ordered to pay 20 million for stealing tech
  • Facebook is doing a major update no one wants
  • Job posting on Facebook cuts into LinkedIn
  • There's an Uber for veterinarians coming
  • IBM machine learning for the mainframe
  • $250 million discount on the Verizon and Yahoo deal
  • Unlimited data comes back to Verizon
  • Reddit to renamed its public homepage
  • Blackberry sued Nokia on Valentine's day. The love!
  • Comcast has a new app for their TV service
  • Periscope live videos goes to trending topics
  • Groupon had a good quarter
  • Yelp wants to be a part of the Q&A
  • Etsy launches Esty Studio
  • Dating and politics
  • Microsoft wants a digital Geneva Convention. Peace on the web.
  • Microsoft teases a Windows 10 refresh
  • Google Assistant can share personal info on Allo if you allow it.
  • Ghostery was bought.
  • Pewdiepie and the media that do not get it.

Apps/Program to Try:

Highlights from the Show:

Esty has a majority women sellers. What about men? I thought we cared about equality.

This PewDiePie controversy is overblown and stupid. The media doesn't get satire.

OkCupid stop getting political. You're about dating.

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Feb 14, 2017

Today's Episode

Google ads, they are effective. Even Google has figured out the right formula for their own products. However, Google ads to affect ads. This is going to be an increasing problem the more Google pushes into products. Companies should try to beat their ads. It's not right given that Google knows their system very well, but, that is the world we live in.

The funny part is seeing Facebook activity going down. This may be what most people were feeling. It has been felt for a while that people do not use Facebook as much as they use to. This is why Facebook has moved into developing countries. They know people use other sites or have canceled their accounts. 

Show Timeline:

  • Facebook opens it's merit to a third-parties
  • Activity falls on Facebook in 2016
  • UGC is the best on Facebook!
  • Google image search lead goes to Pinterest
  • Hootsuite buys AdEspresso
  • Pinterest Lens
  • How Google's own ads impacts auctions and bids
  • Google can delist spam because of the First Amendment?
  • No word on algorithm changes for Google
  • New updates to Google Data Studio
  • LinkedIn adding more tools and an option to remove comments
  • Marketing is turning political and we all lose.

Apps/Programs to Try:

Highlights from the Show:

Pinterest Lens has some interesting business opportunities for brands.

It should be no shock to anyone that Facebook engagement is down.

I am not sure giving an option to disabling comments on LinkedIn is a wise move.

Marketing is becoming on who is the right ideology and it's my generation's fault.

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Feb 11, 2017

Today's Episode

Activision lays off some staff from its developers. This is because of Call of Duty and missing Q4 projections. It's sad and unfortunate to hear people losing their jobs. However, Call of Duty is in a rut. It has had some upgrades to the game, but, releasing games every year makes it boring. We shall see if Call of Duty in 2017 will be different and better. I do hope it does. Even though I do not prefer playing the game, I still like seeing competition from these developers.

I've been playing For Honor open beta a little. It's interesting. This could be a surprise hit for Ubisoft if they can keep it competitive and have an equal distribution between the factions. That was the problem with Planetside 2. In the beginning, one faction dominated. We shall see.

Show Timeline:

  • Valve is changing Greenlight
  • Stark Trek: Bridge Commander coming in May
  • Valve is working on some VR games
  • Conan Exile sells over 300,000 games and mod tools coming
  • Destiny 2 is coming out this year
  • Call of Duty is "going back to its roots"
  • Activision layoffs of some staff
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands going to have eye tracking technology
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda will have sidequest like The Witcher 3
  • New dialogue system in Mass Effect will let you "be yourself"
  • Overwatch rebalances Roadhog and Winston in PTR
  • Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition is back and here to stay
  • E3 is opening to the public this year
  • My initial impressions of For Honor
  • My impressions of Ghost Recon Wildlands

Gaming Deals:

Highlights from the Show:

Ghost Recon was a mediocre open world game

If For Honor can keep a balanced ratio in the factions,  it might be a hit.

It's good that Mass Effect will have better sidequests.

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Feb 9, 2017

Today's Episode

Netflix blunder is nothing new now. This is the same thing every business is doing. Hate a specific group because it is socially acceptable. The best argument is that if you did this to any other group, that would be horrible. However, why is it acceptable to do it to white people? Netflix should be prepared for some loss in subscribers and a hit in their revenue. People will vote with their wallets. Be prepared.

Twitter looks to be marching towards censorship. This is looking more like a full control on what people can say on their network. Funny thing, when they were new, they wanted public discourse. Now, they would rather tell you it's not good. 

Show Timeline:

  • Android Wear 2.0 and new smartwatches are coming
  • Over half internet traffic come from bots
  • Microsoft to do a slight design refresh for Windows 10
  • Traveling to the US, well, you could be asked for your social media accounts
  • Senator Warren "silenced" took to Facebook Live
  • Netflix, this is going to hurt
  • Pinterest launches new tools
  • Facebook lite grows
  • Ahhh Facebook, this may not go well
  • Flipboard 4.0 and fake news
  • There's a hacked Amazon Dash for the ACLU
  • Snapchat IPO
  • Periscope head now oversees all live on Twitter
  • AMD Ryzen news
  • Google Pixel audio bug fixed
  • Twitter marches towards censorship
  • 5G is coming soon
  • Google release data on its Android versions
  • YouTue live being pushed to more users
  • The iPhone could cost over 1,000 dollars
  • There could be new Macbooks coming

Apps/Programs to try this week:

Highlights from the Show:

US government you are telling potential terrorist to never use their social media accounts because you watch them.

Twitter use to be about expressing your ideas, now it's about being safe.

Flipboard, creating echo chambers is why fake news is a big problem. You are the problem.

Netflix this going to hurt you.

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Feb 7, 2017

Today's Episode

The Super Bowl. It's a time for people to get together and enjoy two teams fighting for a title. One of the reasons why the Super Bowl got so popular is because of the commercials. Businesses decided to make their commercials spectacles that were funny. Football brought people together. It did not matter what political affiliation you were, it was time to watch a great game... hopefully. Now, that seems like an impossible task. This year some businesses decided to go political.

However, it was not all of them. Some still showed their funny side, but, others missed the ball. In this tense time in America, businesses need to understand that it is getting worse. You can stand for something, but, be prepared to suffer some consequences for that. Audi is the best example. They decided to make a commercial about gender issues and forget they were selling cars.

This episode is all about the commercials and other things that happened at the Super Bowl. Mostly, it has to with the messaging and making sure you do not do something that will set a group off or a smaller group. Find out more down below

Show Timeline:

  • Talking about the Super Bowl
  • Rating the Ads
  • Once again, telling why it's important to stay neutral
  • How companies will pay for their political statements
  • How bad some companies were not understanding the event or their audience
  • Why Lady Gaga made a better choice
  • What I want to see businesses doing in the future

Apps/Programs to try this Week:

Highlights from the Show:

I feel bad for Budweiser, their message was hijacked.

Audi, you are going to pay for your commercial.

Secret had the best marketing campaign. They knew their audience.

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Feb 4, 2017

Today's Episode

Oh PETA. I grant you that you do some good work, this is not it. We are in the real world, so, why are you picking a battle in a fictitious world? PETA when after the world that is in a constant world. The only reason why they would take on this ridiculous crusade is for attention. Stick to the real world PETA. This was a dumb move. Gamers don't like this and will think of your company as a joke.  Here more about what I say about this and gaming news down below.

Show's Timeline:

  • Fallout Shelter coming to Windows 10
  • CDPR forum database hacked
  • Star Wars Battlefront sequel getting a campaign
  • Razor buys Nextbit to make phones?
  • Peta doesn't understand video games
  • Banner Saga 3 is fully funded!
  • Lucio is coming to Heroes of the Storm
  • Wooting One, is this your next gaming keyboard?
  • Microsoft wants more gaming and cooler designs from partners
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 beta now active
  • Pre-order Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 and get the season pass
  • Sniper Elite 4 launching with Direct X 12
  • Blizzard bans over 20 thousand Korean hackers
  • The Oculus vs. ZeniMax trail
  • Titanfall 2 getting a new mode
  • For Honor getting a season pass and competitive mode
  • Steam is getting investigated by the EU
  • A new operator for Rainbow Six Siege
  • AMD Ryzen and Vega get a launch date

Gaming Deals:

Highlights from the Show:

PETA, how about care about the real animals.

I am in full support of a zero tolerance to cheating.

I wish they would drop the sniper in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

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Feb 2, 2017

Today's Episode

Oh, tech media, what the hell is your problem. Yes, you should not bow to all of your reader's whims, but, berating them is not good for your business. If your readers are telling you to report on tech more than politics, that may be something to look at. If this same group grows larger and larger, then, it's time to listen. Writing an article about how they should shut up, means you should be doing the same thing. It's time to stop pretending you have the moral authority to tell your readers they are wrong. Stop.

This leads me to the tech companies. Stop. Your arguments are terrible about the executive order on immigration. First, it's not a ban. Stop calling it that. Second, no, your business was started by a White American. Last, we are not a nation of immigrants and stop using that argument. We were, but how long does it take to not be an immigrant?

Show Timeline:

  • Facebook is working on a streaming app
  • Comcast is doing what Comcast does
  • Microsoft is building a Windows cloud system
  • GoPro is making the Karma Drone again
  • Does facebook want to be Youtube because Youtube is Youtube?
  • H&R Block is using tech for your taxes.
  • Instagram is testing out multiple photos posts
  • 400 million people use Messenger Video and Audio
  • Slack is going after enterprise
  • You may want to uninstall your Anti-Virus
  • No, Next Web you should listen to your audience
  • Techies are dummies when talking about politics

Apps/Programs to try this week:

Highlights from the show:

The tech media needs to stop moralizing and listen to their audience.

I do not understand tech companies hating western culture.

I'm fine if you disagree with me.

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