MacNotables #1231: Bryan Chaffin on Steve Balmer’s Competence, Apple’s Management Shake-Up and Evil Amazon (Part 2)

Bryan Chaffin and host Chuck Joiner started off to record a perfectly normal show, and ended up in a protracted conversation that questioned Steve Balmer’s ability to lead Microsoft, examined the causes and effects of the management shake-up at Apple, and covered the UK Court’s order to Apple to make their apology a real apology. The conversation then turned to Amazon’s role in changing not just book publishing, but retail sales as well, philosophical differences, economic models and much more. This is Part 2 of a special two-part MacNotables.

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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group, and is part of MacLevelTen . You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.

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