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Girls Out Loud Episode 23: Where we Deeply Explore Facebook Ads

by on January 7th, 2011

This week on the Girls Out Loud show, Maya and Cristina discuss that whopping $50B Facebook valuation due to the new Goldman Sachs investment. Somehow it evolves into a discussion about Facebook ads, something Maya works with every day. Needless to say, there could be some improvements made. We then discuss the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Vegas to see if it’s really as great as it once was. Brand new Apple iPad 2 casing was shown off at the event which seems to be the only highlight we could spot. The Mac App Store was released this week to many awaiting fans, some of whom were disappointed in the new model for desktop software. Take a listen and enjoy the show! Continue Reading…

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Girls Out Loud Episode 19: Where We’re Pretty Much Unsurprised…

by on November 18th, 2010

This week on Girls Out Loud, Maya and Cristina scratch their heads over the relative NON-news of the weeks biggest announcements from Facebook (Messaging) and Apple (the Beatles…seriously.) Also, both ladies are not surprised that cable subscribers are increasingly “cutting the cord,” the new iPhone app Path seems kind of lame, and that the arrival of Twitter analytics seems like it will put a lot of third party apps out of business. Also, we have a special treat! Cristina explains why the Pulse app went free, after all their press this past Monday for doing so.

Cuttin the (cable) cord: We’re doin it!

Pulse app goes free!

Twitter Analytics Debuts

The completely lackluster Apple iTunes Beatles announcement (Biiiiiiig whoop.)

Facebook Messaging…(so, what is it?)

Path…the app we’re not quite getting…

Download Here: Girls Out Loud Episode 19

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Girls Out Loud Episode 18: Meanhead Tech Pundits SUCK

by on November 12th, 2010

This week on the Girls Out Loud Show, get ready for a new voice on set! Cristina couldn’t record a show so Maya got her friend Jenn to fill in, and we’re in for a treat! Maya and Jenn got emotional over John C Dvorak’s brash outpourings about Google, were ashamed for Digg when they’re not ashamed of themselves, questioned the Twitter+Ping partnership, pondered the rise of our tablet society, and cheered on streaming music over downloads. The more girls, the merrier!
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Girls Out Loud Episode 17: Incentives and Topless Female Inequality

by on November 4th, 2010

In Episode 17, Maya and Cristina explore the difficult question of male and female equality, at least as it relates to a proposition passed in Massachusetts to legalize the ability for women to walk around outside, topless, as men do. Additionally fascinating topics are the not so new and hardly revolutionary holographic developments, Google’s mistakes both in products and in management structures, Facebook’s latest product release (per usual) and Peter Thiel funding research about immortality. A great week for dorky news! Continue Reading…


Girls Out Loud Episode 16: Where Farmville Makes us Depressed and Tongue Tied

by on October 29th, 2010

No farmville! This week on Girls Out Loud, Maya and Cristina marvel over several things in both positive and negative ways; we marvel positively that Google is offering personal servants as a perk to its employees, about some awesome apps in GoogleTV, and what big news Facebook Places Deals are, if they are real. Some very un-positive marveling comes at the mention of the horrifying story of the Zynga obsessed young mom who killed her baby for interrupting Farmville, and Digg’s ironic use of its own platform to fake-Digg news items. Continue Reading…

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Girls Out Loud Episode 15: Twitter Infamy and No Money Back Guarantees

by on October 20th, 2010

In Episode 15, Maya and Cristina discuss the earnings calls of the largest public tech companies including Google, Yahoo and most interestingly, Apple. While Steve Jobs contributed to the never-ending Google-Apple pissing match, the Apple stock suffered by consequence. The girls also discuss their never-ending Facebook obsession with the latest privacy breach and our endless Twitter shouts that seem to go ignored. In addition, we discuss the legal market and one student’s quest to get a refund for a degree that is not about to pay dividends.

Steve Jobs’ earnings call rant attracts more ire

Boston College 3L Asks for His Money Back; Hilarity Ensues

Fear and Loathing at the Wall Street Journal

It’s Not Just You: 71 Percent of Tweets Are Ignored

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Download Here: Girls Out Loud Episode 15

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Girls Out Loud Episode 14: Self-Driven, Promiscuous Cars with Sensors

by on October 14th, 2010

In Episode 14, Maya and Cristina get caught up in the wonders of the amazing technological advances being made daily by the smartest folks on earth, including Google and the development and reveal of self-driven cars (140,000 miles already driven, people!) and a world where everything was monitored by extremely sensitive sensors that would be aware of things…way before we could ever be. In addition, Cristina and Maya debate the implications of promiscuous Duke alumna Karen Owens faux-thesis, as well as discuss this weeks Facebook outlining of it’s Bing partnership. Continue Reading…


Girls Out Loud Show Episode 12: Oh, the Ranting!

by on September 23rd, 2010

Episode 12 brought us to an ending with a hefty rant. Before we went wild, we talked about the super angel collusion madness reported by Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington along with Dave McClure and Fred Wilson’s responses. We then returned to a topic favorite, Facebook, to discuss the impending Facebook Phone and Zuckerberg’s $100M donation to New Jersey public schools. After discussing the Cuil failure, we finish off with a tirade on a University of Chicago Law School professor whining about having to live on $450K/year. Take a listen!

So a Blogger Walks Into a Bar

Fire in the Valley, Fire in My Belly… And Yes, Mike, I Have Stopped Beating My Wife

Interview With Mark Zuckerberg On The “Facebook Phone”

Friended for $100 Million

Cuil Goes Down, And We Hear It’s Down For Good

Pity the Poor Couple Who Make $450,000 Per Year (Yet Another Failure of Our ‘Elite’ Educational System)

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Girls Out Loud Episode 12

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Girls Out Loud Show Episode 11: Everyone Wants to be a Ninja

by on September 16th, 2010

You know, I really want to think through what we talked about– I know we discussed IBM v. HP and now Oracle, the brand spankin new Twitter design, and a really interesting study about how children use the internet…but honestly, I am too distracted with flying ninja stars and dresses made out of meat. Wouldn’t you be, too?


IBM v. Everyone

Kids on the Web

Flying Ninja Stars!

Oh god…the Meat Dress

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Girls Out Loud Episode 11


Girls Out Loud Show Episode 10: Women in Tech… We Will Conquer That in Time Too

by on September 6th, 2010

In Episode 10 of the Girls out Loud Show, Maya and Cristina talk about the issue that we’ve tried to avoid long enough on the show – the lack of women in the tech industry. There isn’t just one answer to the question ‘Why aren’t there more women in the tech industry?’ and we give you our complicated thoughts on the matter. We also talk about the ex-Paypal talent all throughout the tech industry, the possible Sykpe acquisition, and the ever looming death of Myspace (just to end it on a positive note). Take a listen!

Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men.

My Challenge to Michael Arrington & TechCrunch (Hint: it’s Not Hard)

Women in Tech: How Anonymity Contributes to the Problem

O’Brien: Considering The PayPal Mafia’s place in Silicon Valley history

Why Skype is perfect for Cisco

MySpace finally plugs into Facebook

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Girls Out Loud Episode 10

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