Welcome to the Inc. Uncensored podcast's 42nd episode! Hosted by Inc. editor James Ledbetter, this one takes a look back at 2015 and peeks into the technologies that will be taking root in the year ahead.

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks about the largest acquisitions of the year, from Twitter buying Periscope for $86 million to German publishing giant Axel Springer's $343 million purchase of Business Insider. Jon Fine discusses mind-bending future tech trends, including ingestible and implantable robots and Mandarin-speaking artificially intelligent assistants. Will Yakowicz tells the story of on-demand fashion startup Book A Tailor, which made $6 million last year with a fleet of Smart Car-driving tailors who take men's suit measurements on city streets.

You can listen to individual episodes of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, which is part of the Panoply network, on Soundcloud, or on iTunes--where you can also subscribe. We hope you enjoy. Stream the 42nd episode above.