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Apple vs. Google: Digital Stakes

The chips are down on Web versus apps and who owns the future.

It’s Google’s world, and we just live in it. Or maybe it’s Apple’s world and we just live in it.

Now the two tech giants are battling on a zillion fronts to decide which it is. Will you use Apple TV? Or Google TV?  iPhone or Android? Apple’s iPad, or a Google-powered pad? iTunes for your tunes? Or Google tunes one day soon?

It’s more than battling brand names. The two giants have different ways of approaching the world, of using the Internet. And they’re really fighting.

We look at Google versus Apple.  Steve Jobs versus Eric Schmidt.  App versus web page.  And the world we’ll live in.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Jessica Vascellaro, tech reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired magazine.  His new book is “What Technology Wants.”

Tim O’Reilly, Internet and technology guru, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media.

David Levitt, founder and lead engineer of Levity Novelty LLC, maker of the Alive Albums iPad app.

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Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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Our Week In The Web: February
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

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The 87th Academy Awards, As Heard On On Point
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

Want the inside scoop on who will win big on Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards? (Look elsewhere, sorry). But we’ve got great shows on some of the year’s best movies, all right here.

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