The hottest thing in startupland these days is called «Clubhouse», which I see as the potential killer app in the smart speakers world. It can actually make them look and sound smart at last. Aside from the obvious ideas for owning an Echo, Home, and the like, this takes social interaction and voice to a truly new (business) dimension. I’d gladly pay premium suscriptions everywhere I could find live voice-based convos among top Twitter-level experts in different areas like they do in the beta version of this app. I’d even pay more to be able to put my questions in the queue. Not since the great Tim Ferriss podcast show have I been so excited about a voice-based internet idea. With a16z’s backup and China at its crossroads, this could be a serious competition to Instagram and WhatsApp in terms of engagement. I’ll keep you posted.