In the world of tech, the term "tear down" means to take apart a piece of hardware for thorough analysis. On the Tear Down Show, we apply the same metaphor of the "tear down" to break down markets, media and messaging from multiple perspectives and roles. Hosts NextMarket.co Analyst Michael Wolf and veteran tech journalist David Spark.

LATEST EPISODE

Tear Down Show #187: Like Robots, Michael and David Can Open Doors Too!

Here's what Michael and David talk about on the show: Cygilant blows up (not in a good way) on Twitter. How to fix it (story) The robots are now opening doors. (story) How Facebook is killing comedy (story) The two years of hell at Facebook (story) Facebook lost near 3 million users under 25 last year (story) My CISO/security vendor series on Forbes (story) Outdoorsy is the Airbnb of RVs (story) Nolan Bushnell Applauds the rescinding of his game developer conference lifetime achievement award (story) Google Flights Now Predicts Delays (story) Origins of the 10000 steps a day milestone (story) Mosaic for HBO (which started as an app) (story) A Futile and Stupid Gesture Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:42:22 2/18/2018

Past Episodes

Here's what Michael and David talk about on the show: Amazon Go store Doomsday Clock is 2 minutes from midnight (story) Facebook to allow for ranking of trustworthy sites (story) Reviewed.com founder has launched a cooking appliance company (story) Facebook is inviting influencers to make vertical videos (story) Netflix has 118 million subscribers (story) Pirating media in China dropping dramatically due to ease of purchasing digitally (story) Why the IRS fears Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies (story) 50 Cent didn't realize he had 700 Bitcoins which are now worth millions - He completely forgot (story) Wilson - Woody Harrelson Wet Hot American Summer - 10 Years Later Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:35:37 2/1/2018
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Michael creates an open Slack channel for The Spoon. Man passes out on Bay Bridge, says car was on autopilot (story) Man attacks self driving car in the Mission (story) Nearly 700 thousand people getting emails from Twitter about Russia bots (story) Use of Nuclear response to Cyber attacks? (story) Amazon selects the 20 finalists for HQ2 (story) Car manufacturers are tracking you (story) TWiT Sues Twitter for using audio and video (story) Latest meme: Google Arts - Painting that looks like you (story) YouTube and Facebook removing Tide Pod eating challenge videos (story) The End of the F***ing World Beyond Yacht Rock podcast Comedians in Cars getting coffee (on Netflix) Rob Cantrell's new album "Pure Uncut Joy" email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:38:44 2/1/2018
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: CES 2018 Michael avoided the power outage Weirdest and worst items of CES 2018 (story) Welcome to the era of the smart toilet (story) Microsoft playing "long game" with Cortana (story) White noise video on YouTube has five copyright claims (story) 16% of households have a "smart speaker" (story) KFC Canada has rolled out the Bitcoin Bucket, an offering that can only be paid for using Bitcoin. (story) The media industry is freaking out about Facebook's feed changes (story) American Vandal Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:36:40 1/13/2018
We have in-studio guest and host of "The Beancast," Bob Knorpp on the show. Here's what Michael and David AND Bob talk about during the show: AWS re:Invent 2017 Bitcoin's insane rise, but you can't spent it anywhere legit (story) There's a talking drink decanter now (story) Speaking of talking tchokes, remember Billy Bass? (story) And now, of course, Billy Bass works with Alexa (story) A New York man was arrested and charged Wednesday after threatening to kill Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) and his family if the congressman did not support net neutrality. (story) NYT cutting free articles from 10 to 5 (story) Trump can spout hate on Twitter and Twitter doesn't ban him because it's newsworthy. Thus the recent defense for the recent Muslim videos. (story) Google rolling out home services for Google Assistant (story) Speaking of voice assistants, people are scooping them up for holidays, and people are shopping with them (story) Lyft employees will have to drive or support four hours per quarter (story) Randi Zuckerberg harassed on an Alaska Airlines flight (story) Vox handing out 2 drink tickets at this year's New Year's party (story) Heavyweight Podcast Jonathan Goldstein 2 Wingsuit flyers base jump into a moving airplane Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights
00:53:27 12/8/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Stocking Stuffer idea: Tesla Semi truck (story) Mashable sold for $50 million to Ziff Davis. That's just 20% of what its valuation was two years ago. (story) Other companies considering selling to big media at a song (story) Listening to podcasts at high speed - podfasters (story) Williams Sonoma is buying an AR company (story) CompuServe forums are closing down 12/15 (story) Richard Spencer and other white supremicists have lost their Twitter verifications (story) GameStop giving away XBOX 360 consoles for Black Friday (story) 13 Reasons Why Hackable by McAfee Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insight
00:44:56 11/22/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Amazon is building a second HQ in North America Red Sox steal signs from Yankees with an iWatch (story, story 2) Russell Wilson is trying to build a tech company (story) Equifax announces an enormous data breach. Could affect 143 million consumers (story) Three executives sold a total of $1.8 million in stock before publicly announcing the breach. Stock fell more than 6% (story) Futurama is coming back as a podcast (story) Speaking of podcasts, companies are still raising money (story) Life in the age of facial recognition (story) How to hack Siri and Alexa with non-audible sounds (story) Social Media growing as news source (story) Origins with James Andrew Miller Michael has a skill on Amazon D4Darious Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:44:39 11/10/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Twitter bots are becoming a problem (story) VMworld: VMware Cloud on AWS (story) Could it be bad? (story) Roku files for IPO (story) No more Juicero (story) You can't block Mark Zuckerberg or Priscilla Chan on Facebook (story) Jim Louderback, CEO of VidCon (story) Tinder figures out how to make money: let people see who swiped on them (story) Google tied search results position to promotion of its own social network: report (story) The podcast funding bubble is getting frothy (story) SanDisk microSD can take 400 GB (that's for phones). They have SD cards that can handle a terabyte. - Much needed for 4K resolution which eats up a ton of space. Michael Dell, who was born in Houston, donates $36 million toward Hurricane Harvey relief, the largest donation to the effort. Dell hopes to raise $100 million in donations. (NYT). Trump claims he's donating $1 million. Big Little Lies American Kingpin - Nick Bilton Atypical on Netflix Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:41:20 11/10/2017
Tear Down Show #179: We Start Juicing to Dominate the Microsoft Office World Championships Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Donald Trump's attack on Amazon (story) The right is building an alternative Internet as Google and others turn the screws on them (story) Charlottesville video by Vice was amazing and fast (story) Leaning on the YouTube and Twitch gamer community to build your successful game (story) Rapportive creator has a new email called SuperHuman (story) Messy Confusing future of TV (story) People are watching NBC's snapchat TV show (29 million in fact) (story) Microsoft Office Olympics (story) Apple investing $1 Billion in new programming. Netflix reportedly investing $7 billion in 2018 (story) They spent $6 billion. They're second to only ESPN who spent $7.3 billion (story) Ozarks Jason Bateman on Silver Spoons 13 Reasons Why 7 Mistakes Content Marketers Make When They Try to Be Journalists Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights. -- Spark Media Solutions - Content is the currency for social media and search Author of "THREE FEET FROM SEVEN FIGURES: One-on-One Engagement Techniques to Qualify More Leads at Trade Shows" available at ThreeFeetBook.com.
00:30:58 10/31/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Story of the Year: No two butts are the same. (story) According to Elon Musk, AI is more dangerous than N. Korea (story) Video game champ just lost to an AI bot (story) Lyft will always have human drivers (story) HBO Hacker leaks more content (story) HBO was going to offer $250K bounty payment/ransom payment (story) Amazon shutting down "Netflix of Europe" (story) New Crowd Surf feature on SnapChat lets you experience concerts from multiple angles (story) Alaska's biggest newspaper just went bankrupt (story) The original MS Surface had a return rate of 17% (story) Frustrated with YouTube TV Horse heads Our own video on the spoon! (story) Skatetown USA Roller Boogie Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:32:22 9/15/2017
Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show: Buzzfeed released a kitchen gadget! (story) The New Rules for Making it in Hollywood (story) The Tesla 3 is not as economy as they touted (story) Roomba data up for sale (story) Wisconsin Company to Implant Microchips in Employees (story) Katie Couric is leaving Oath. Who's Oath? Yahoo. that's who (story) Why sitting at your computer all day can wipe you out (story) Why create original content when you can just post commercials? That's what BI and Cheddar are doing (story) Microsoft Paint to be removed after 32 years, but no people demand it stays. (story) Prescription video games (story) Reply All - Long Distance This American Life: The Magic Show Tech conference list 19 year old magician doing card manipulation Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions. Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.
00:32:21 8/18/2017

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