On the fourth episode of The TechRepublic Podcast, Bill Detwiler and I do a deep dive on the state of Microsoft based on Satya Nadella’s latest missive to the troops as well as the Amazon Echo and what it means for voice recognition, the internet of things, and the surveillance state.

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We’re not going to have a podcast next week, due to the 4th of July holiday in the US, which creates a shortened week for us, but we’ll be back in two weeks. Thanks for listening and we’ll talk to you soon!