Seagate’s CEO talks about hard drive business

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Bill Watkins, the CEO of Seagate, sits down with me for a half hour conversation that covers everything from why Seagate is sponsoring my show to the technology behind its largest hard drives (Seagate makes the largest single hard drives available today, 750GB).

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14 Responses to “Seagate’s CEO talks about hard drive business”

  1. Talking about the hard drive business with my sponsor, Seagate « Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger Says:

    […] Here’s a 30-minute uncut interview with Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate. Disclaimer, Seagate is my sponsor, so I start the interview with “why are you sponsoring my show?” […]

  2. Garret Says:

    You really need to work on balancing the sound levels. If I turn it up loud enough to hear what you say, then when Mr. Watkins says something it is outrageously loud.

  3. Robert Scoble Says:

    Garret: yes, I’m sorry about this. This is the last interview I’ll run with only one microphone. All the others from now on have two or more microphones where this problem goes away.

  4. Jeremiah Owyang Says:

    Yes, I noticed the same ‘crunchy-ness’ of the sound. At least the picture is crystal clear.

  5. Gregg Plummer Says:

    Robert-

    Thanks for doing this interview. I enjoyed hearing what Bill had to say about several issues like the future of storage and physical distribution of content.

  6. Geoff Wilson Says:

    My concern when watching this episode was that it was that Bill was going to push the Seagate angle more. In reality, this turned out to be yet another wonderful episode of the ScobleShow, by showing interesting trends in tech.

    The strange thing I’ve noticed is that video podcasts are rapidly becoming my cable tv feed. ScobleShow is a good example, Google’s TechTalks series (engEDU), the TED talks, etc, all provide greater value than anything on a traditional network.

    Thank you!

  7. Scoble Entrevista CEO da Seagate « Cortando a Película Says:

    […] Blogs nunca falharam em me surpreender e, felizmente, os videoblogs estão fazendo o mesmo. O melhor videoblog que encontrei até agora é o ScobleShow, produzido e conduzido por Robert Scoble, um ex-funcionário da Microsoft que, até certo ponto, tornou-se um blogueiro famoso no Vale do Silício, mesmo antes do ScobleShow. […]

  8. Seagate’s CEO: I help people “watch porn” « Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger Says:

    […] You can watch an interview I did with Bill too a few weeks back. Yes, he is an interesting interviewee. Filed under: blogging @ 5:53 pm # […]

  9. Sheamus Says:

    Excellent very informative interview!!!!!

  10. NewTeeVee » Will Sponsorship Model Work on TV? Says:

    […] Robert Scoble’s ScobleShow at PodTech is explicit about its sponsorship by Seagate. Scoble, who famously brought a candid public voice to his previous employer, Microsoft, is fastidious about disclosure. However, he often aims his spotlight on Seagate, a company not often found in the public eye. “Is this an advertisement? Yes. But it’s not like any advertisement I’ve seen on the Internet or on main stream TV,” he writes of an episode devoted to Seagate CEO Bill Watkins. […]

  11. Matt Jaunich Says:

    I bought a Seagate drive this afternoon for storing my media, largely because they sponsor the Scoble Show. So far, it’s working great!

  12. IN·ovation » Blog Archive » Seagate puts focus on Consumer Electronics –Podcast Episode 2 Says:

    […] Seagate is pushing hard into the Consumer Electronics space. No longer are they considered a hard drive company, they now want to be known as a Storage Company. The Scoble Show interviewed Seagate’s CEO Bill Watkins, where he said "it’s about content distribution." […]

  13. IN·ovation » Blog Archive » Seagate puts focus on Consumer Electronics –Podcast Episode 2 Says:

    […] Seagate is pushing hard into the Consumer Electronics space. No longer are they considered a hard drive company, they now want to be known as a Storage Company. The Scoble Show interviewed Seagate’s CEO Bill Watkins, where he said "it’s about content distribution." […]

  14. NEXCE » Seagate puts focus on CE–Podcast #2 Says:

    […] Seagate is pushing hard into the Consumer Electronics space. No longer are they considered a hard drive company, they now want to be known as a Storage Company. The Scoble Show interviewed Seagate’s CEO Bill Watkins, where he said “it’s about content distribution.” […]

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