Reporters' Roundtable: Can the iPad save journalism? (podcast) Video
Facebook recently rolled out privacy changes and new data-sharing features. As usually happens when Facebook makes a privacy change, there was a swift and mighty backlash. Didn't Facebook learn from Beacon? To discuss Facebook's latest moves, Rafe Needleman is joined by CNET's Declan McCullagh and by Kara Swisher from All Things Digital.
iPhones, iPads, and most other small electronics are assembled in vast factories in China. Reports on working conditions at these plants are not favorable. Could Apple do more to improve conditions? Could the jobs be brought to the U.S. instead? And would consumers care either way? We discuss with New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg, and the author and performer of "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," Mike Daisey.
This is the last Reporters' Roundtable, so Rafe Needleman does some navel-gazing and gives out awards to the products, companies, and ideas he liked best. And worst. With guest Brian Cooley.
Twitter finally has a business model: It's selling search ads. Yes, after all this waiting, Twitter is pulling a Google. To discuss the long-awaited monetization scheme for the microblog service, Rafe Needleman is joined by CNET's Caroline McCarthy, and the New York Times' Claire Cain Miller.
Root Music CEO J Sider and Evolver.fm's Eliot Van Buskirk join Rafe to discuss how the music industry has changed for performers, and what all the new digital services mean for them.
The Inventor of Control-Alt-Delete & IBM Engineer David Bradley joins Rafe Needleman on Reporters' Roundtable to discuss the history of the IBM PC celebrating it's 30th birthday.
On Reporters' Roundtable hosted by CNET's Rafe Needleman, New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg responds to a memo to Apple employees from CEO Tim Cook regarding working conditions in Chinese factories that make Apple products. The memo came the same week Duhigg's co-written article, "In China, Human Costs are built into an iPad," was published in The New York Times.
At DemoFall 2006 in San Diego, CNET's Rafe Needleman spoke with Be Here CEO Stephen Von Rump about the company's upcoming video conference phone system TotalView. Touted as a cheaper, every \r\ncompany's alternative to Microsoft's upcoming Roundtable, it sports a full 360-degree view with only one lens.
Not content to feed you just one screen of entertainment, content and app developers are working on apps that make your tablet or smartphone a companion screen to the main event. Join our discussion on the rise of the "Second Screen."
If you've got an idea for a product, there are new ways to bring it to market. Rafe Needleman talks with Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter and Jim Newton of TechShop about innovations in funding and prototyping.