ICYMI podcasts: Photos for Pixels, death to Zigbee, and Google’s 3G balloons

A Project Loon Balloon (source: Google)

It took months of waiting, but Chromebook Pixel owners received their promised new Photos app this week. On the GigaOM Chrome Show, Kevin Tofel and Chris Albrecht talk about what features it brings, while Chris debates which cloud he should use for photos and data. Meanwhile, Kevin is playing Gameboy games in the browser.

On this week’s Internet of Things podcast, Stacey Higginbotham chats with Qualcomm’s Rob Chandhok, who predicts the death of ZigBee and Z-Wave as connected home protocols. Instead, more open platforms and protocols will rise up and take precedence in this fast growing market of opportunity.

Summing up the news week, Jeff Roberts, Kevin Fitchard, Laura Hazard Owen chime in on the GigaOM Weekly WrapUp podcast. Topics include Pandora vs Pink Floyd, Google’s Project Loon (balloons as a network?!?) and getting pregnant in the digital age: Web searching your way through nine months.

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