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The ABC's of Google's future: The TechRepublic Podcast, episode 8

Episode 8 of The TechRepublic Podcast examines whether Google's epic reorg can keep it from becoming a soul-less corporation. We also talk Verizon and the future of buying smartphones.

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In episode eight of The TechRepublic Podcast, Bill Detwiler and I tackle the curiosity of Google's transformation into Alphabet and whether it can help the company innovate and execute better as it evolves into a tech industry veteran. And then, we unpack Verizon's announcement that it's going to no longer offer two-year contracts. This is going to have a major impact on the way people buy smartphones in the future, and we make a few predictions about the potential winners and losers in the smartphone market.

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About Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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