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episode 22152: MacVoices #22152: MacVoices Live! - Brave's Campaign, Tech Customer Alienation (1)


This MacVoices Live! discussion with Chuck JoinerJim ReaDavid GinsburgWarren SklarJeff GametGuy Serle, and Mark Fuccio starts out with thoughts on a postcard that some of the panel members received from Brave stressing their focus on privacy. The conversation then shifts to some obvious missteps by tech companies which alienate their customers, and why they happen. (Part 1) 



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Show Notes:

Links:


Reddit post by DuckDuckGo CEO & Founder re: Alleged Microsoft Trackers


If they don’t sell your data, how does DuckDuckGo make money? on KimKomando


DuckDuckGo Says It Makes Money Like Google—Just Without the Tracking on Market Realist


What Is the Business Model for DuckDuckGo? on Spread Privacy


The Brave Business Model – How Does Brave Make Money? on Productmint


Brave Rewards


Apple News+ subscribers are sick of seeing ads and paywalls on Cult of Mac


Guests:



Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn.


Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, and jeffgamet on LinkedIn., and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.


David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65.


Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter.


Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he's probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, and find everything at VertShark.com.


Warren Sklar helps host the Mac to The Future Group on Facebook, and is the co-host of In Touch With iOS with David Ginsburg.


 


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