Vector 29: Microsoft's new CEO and Lenovo's new Moto

Ben Thompson of Stratechery joins Rene to talk about Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella and the challenges he faces making money in mobile, why Motorola was so important to Lenovo, what it means for Samsung and Apple, and why good products aren't enough.

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • A great choice for a guest! Rene, I still don't see this podcast in my subscription to Vector. Does it normally take time to become available? I use the apple podcast app and I also checked the iMore app podcast section. Sent from the iMore App
  • It seems to be there now! Ben's been on a couple times before, so be sure to check the archives: Vector episode list
  • I uploaded and linked a new file for this podcast, the original was missing about 5 min. Apologies for the inconvenience!
  • Ben Thompson was right on about HTC! Reuters just posted an article on how HTC has decided to make lower cost phones.
  • Excellent Vector episode, one of the best. Well done Rene, please keep up the good work.