More of Me Podcasting: TechCanuck Episode 16

James Cogan and I got together for another episode. This one was a little delayed due to James being under the weather, but thankfully, he has mostly recovered and we were able to create another episode.

This week we talk about Automattic, and their continued business developments, the likely recession in the US, and the Apple MacBook Air.

a) Automattic has been awfully busy of late. Closing a $29.5M round of funding and now there’s news of Prologue – a Twitter-like publishing service. Let’s discuss this latest flurry of news, and of course – where is this ultimately going for Automattic?

b) Let’s talk about the ‘R’ word. It seems the United States is plunging fast and furious into a deep recession. What does this mean for online publishers, bloggers and advertising in general? Will the recession have a material impact on the pocketbooks of those who rely on internet advertising to pay their bills?

c) Macworld has come and gone and we’re left with the MacBook Air. Is it just Hot Air or is there substance behind the world’s thinnest laptop computer?

Check it out on, and let me know what you think of episode 16.