The Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor – examine the subtle signs of the gathering storm that is the Uber social network. After years of positioning, acquisition, soaring value payouts, and a winner-take-all sensibility in the tech community, now we’re seeing something different emerging. Among the data points discussed: Digg Deeper, Soundcloud, Twitter user metrics, and the latest Microsoft repositioning.
The Gang may be split on the import of these events, with some questioning Twitter’s ability to challenge the Facebook scale while others see room for many solutions. Are the record companies forcing Soundcloud to the table with licensing threats, or are they seeing the startup as one final opportunity to avoid the mistakes that lead to the current drought of talent and innovation? Are there real signs that Twitter is working to pivot from shutting down its developer community to letting filters bloom? At least we’re seeing products finally hit the market with some new answers.
@stevegillmor, @borthwick, @scobleizer, @kevinmarks, @kteare
Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor