Katie.Show | EP 79: Sven Gerjets: CTO of Mattel

Katie.Show | EP 79: Sven Gerjets: CTO of Mattel

We often think that the toy industry is just about fun and games, but when it comes to the financial market it's a 26 billion dollar industry in the US alone! Katie Linendoll sits down to talk toys with Sven Gerjets CTO of Mattel at the Toy Fair 2018.  Topics include Mattel's vision to accommodate the modern tech kid; how they can take an iconic brand like Hot Wheels and give it an upgrade for the next generation; and how they are addressing privacy concerns with connected toys (something we never worried about in the Olden Days).

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Katie.Show | EP 78: Hands on With Nintendo Labo

Katie.Show | EP 78: Hands on With Nintendo Labo

Nintendo recently announced Nintendo Labo – STEM-focused interactive kits that work with Nintendo Switch. After a first hands-on look (and build!) Katie Linendoll chatted with David Young, assistant manager PR Nintendo of America. Labo Variety and Robot kits will hit shelves April 20th.

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Katie.Show | EP 77: Zero Mass Water — New Environmental Technology

Katie.Show | EP 77: Zero Mass Water — New Environmental Technology

Drinking water is something that we often take for granted. In areas where this resource is scarce, why not turn to Mother Nature to help us naturally solve this problem? In this episode, we explore the innovative technology of Zero Mass Water, a hydro-powered solar panel that uses the natural elements of sunshine and air to extract one case of drinking water per day. Katie Linendoll chats with Cody Friesen, Founder, and CEO of Zero Mass Water.

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Katie.Show | EP 76: Avoid Holiday Hackers

Katie.Show | EP 76: Avoid Holiday Hackers

Online sales this holiday season are booming. With the influx of connected devices entering the home, your network security should be an important focus — as hackers are especially active during the shopping season. I've partnered up with Norton to showcase its Norton Core Secure WiFi Router, a device that will help protect your home computer and connected devices. I had the opportunity to chat with John Cook, Norton senior director of product management, to discuss the importance of network security in this IT focused podcast.

 

 

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Katie.Show | EP 75: Buck Sexton - State of Journalism and Social Media

Katie.Show | EP 75: Buck Sexton - State of Journalism and Social Media

In this high-speed world of lightning-fast information sharing, Buck joins Katie Linendoll to share his perspective on the complex, sometimes darker side of social media and the dangers of modern day journalism where priorities often lie with being first out of the gate.  Buck's unique perspective, as a conservative radio host and former CIA officer, helps consumers of information to become savvier — encouraging them to look beyond the number of followers, into the quality of the content and true engagement.

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Katie.Show | EP 74: The Force is Strong with Ashley Eckstein — New York Comic Con

Katie.Show | EP 74: The Force is Strong with Ashley Eckstein  — New York Comic Con

Katie rejoins Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano on the Star Wars animated series, at New York City Comic Con. As founder of Her Universe, one of the world's top female clothing lines for Star Wars, Marvel and Doctor Who, Ashely is both an artistic and a business savvy powerhouse... a real Wonder Woman!

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EP 73: The Batcole Foundation - Fighting Pediatric Cancer with Research, Technology and Uplifting Treatment Centers

EP 73: The Batcole Foundation - Fighting Pediatric Cancer with Research, Technology and Uplifting Treatment Centers

The Batcole Foundation was founded in loving memory of Cole, who passed away from neuroblastoma when he was only 11 years old. It's mission is to improve the overall experience of cancer care for patients and their families. A proud Team Batcole member, Katie chats with Carol Winnefeld, Cole's mother, about the unique ways that the foundation is living out its mission. Projects include raising funds for clinical research & also an exiting tech partnership with HP involving hospital room makeovers & VR.

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EP 72: How to Get the Perfect Solar Eclipse Shot – Ken Sklute Canon Expert and Explorer of Light

EP 72:  How to Get the Perfect Solar Eclipse Shot – Ken Sklute Canon Expert and Explorer of Light

Ken Sklute gives Katie Linendoll tips on how to shoot that perfect eclipse photo - spoiler alert, it's not with a smart phone.  Canon has knighted Ken with the impressive title of being a "Canon Explorer of Light,” a distinction held by only 51 of the top photographers worldwide. Ken also chats eclipse safety and warns that many could be at risk for damaging their eyes if they don't wear proper protective eye gear. They also discuss our era of digital film and debate what crosses the line and becomes overmanipulation.

 

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EP 71: Experience the Next Super Bowl Like You’re There - in Virtual Reality

EP 71: Experience the Next Super Bowl Like You’re There - in Virtual Reality

Katie chats with Miheer Walavalkar, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer of LiveLike, a company that is bringing live sports into virtual reality. They are enabling audiences to experience huge events like the Super Bowl in Virtual and also collaborating with big brands like Fox Sports.

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EP 70: A Gadget to Keep Sharks Away

EP 70: A Gadget to Keep Sharks Away

Did you know there is a gadget that can keep sharks away? In honor of Shark Week, Katie chats with Nathan Garrison, the co-founder of Sharkbanz, who shares how 10 years of research with scientists and marine biologists led him to create the world’s first shark deterrent wearable. 

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EP 69: Robots in Service of the Environment

EP 69: Robots in Service of the Environment

Katie speaks with Matt Lloyd head of communications at iRobot and Chief Marketing Officer at RSE (Robots in Service of the Environment). Katie and Matt discuss a new robot created by RSE to tackle the invasion of the lionfish in Bermuda. 

This is an ecological story that Katie has been following for many years.

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EP 68: 100k bots and counting. Katie chats with Facebook Messenger team

EP 68: 100k bots and counting. Katie chats with Facebook Messenger team

Katie chats with Andrew Song and Allison Swope about the far reaching capabilities of Facebook Messenger. Of course you can communicate with your friends, but did you know that you can chat with TSA and/or order a pizza instantly?  With 1.2b users on Messenger, its no wonder that it takes 100k bots and counting to maintain the current platform. 

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EP 67: It's Hi-Tech behind the scenes at the Cleveland Cavs' Arena

EP 67: It's Hi-Tech behind the scenes at the Cleveland Cavs' Arena

Technology is changing sports arenas and enhancing the fan experience. An inside look at the Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Arena. A chat with Priya Narasimhan, who is the founder of Yinzcam, and creator of over 160 professional team apps.  Katie also talks with Mike Conley, VP Digital for Cleveland Cavaliers, who is on the forefront of augmented reality, virtual reality, beacons and analytics. Together these two experts provide a high tech experience before the fans even step into the the arena.

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EP 66: Inside Elvis Presley’s Graceland

EP 66: Inside Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Walking in the footsteps of a true legend, Katie Linendoll visits Elvis’ Graceland. The second most visited historic home in the United States, Graceland has over 14 different areas of exhibits including The King's planes, army memorabilia and automobiles. Katie chats with Public Relations Coordinator, Libby Perry, about the historic landmark and the iconic Presley family.

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EP 65: Attention Gamers - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Here!

EP 65: Attention Gamers - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Here!

Katie Linendoll chats with Nintendo NY Regional Manager, PJ Sadler, at the Nintendo NYC store, which he manages.  PJ and Katie fire up a little Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, chat about E3 and Nintendo NES Classic Edition, and also take some fan questions.

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EP 64: Exclusive chat with Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé

EP 64: Exclusive chat with Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé

Join me for a fascinating discussion with Nintendo President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aimé. Reggie discusses his crazy past few months with the release of the Nintendo Switch console, which had record breaking sales, and also the launches of the NES Classic Edition console and the Super Mario Run app. Note that this interview first aired on Facebook Live with Katie Linendoll at the Nintendo World Store in NYC on March 9th.

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EP 63: Terry Fator: The $100 Million Dollar Ventriloquist

EP 63: Terry Fator: The $100 Million Dollar Ventriloquist

Terry Fator is a ventriloquist, singer, comedian, impersonator and top headliner in Las Vegas. Often called the VOICE of Entertainment, Fator is best known for his win on Season 2 of America’s Got Talent. Fator just extended his 10-year 100 million dollar contract in Las Vegas and was recently named the Best Family-Friendly Show by Las Vegas Review Journal. Katie Linendoll sits down with Terry behind the scenes of his show at the Mirage to chat his humble roots, passion for Nintendo, and never ending love of performing.

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EP 62: Susan Reynolds Talks IBM Watson

EP 62: Susan Reynolds Talks IBM Watson

Katie Linendoll sits down with Susan Reynolds, Vice President, Partner Ecosystem, IBM Watson Customer Engagement at IBM's annual IBM Amplify event in Las Vegas.  Watson might be best known for his remarkable performance on Jeopardy, but this was only the start. As a leading edge cognitive system, Watson is forging new partnerships between people and computers .  Susan discusses how Watson can help businesses better serve their customers, hospitals better understand their patients and retailers better target their audiences.

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EP 61: Meet ENO, an A.I. SMS financial chatbot announced at SXSW

EP 61: Meet ENO, an A.I. SMS financial chatbot announced at SXSW

Meet ENO, the first SMS chatbot from a U.S. bank created by Capital One and announced at SXSW. Katie Linendoll chats with Audra Koklys Plummer and Steph Hay on the character development and design that allows you to text a chatbot real-time questions on your finances.

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