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Pivot

Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode?s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Bonus Episode: Ari Emanuel at Code 2021

Kara speaks with Endeavor's Ari Emanuel about entertainment lawsuits, UFC, movie theaters, and more. Recorded live at Code Conference 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-20
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LinkedIn is Leaving China, TikTok is Bad for Teens, Too, and Friend of Pivot Christopher Mims

Kara and Scott discuss the latest bad news for teens on social media, LinkedIn shutting down in China, and Harvard?s endowment. They also talk about Hollywood?s narrowly avoided strike, and the planned walkouts at Netflix. Plus, Friend of Pivot Christopher Mims on how the global supply chain problems will affect our lives. You can find Christopher on social media at @mims. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-19
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Facebook?s Blacklist, Apple Trims iPhone Production and William Shatner Went to Space

Kara and Scott discuss Facebook?s blacklist of dangerous users, Apple cutting iPhone production due to the global chip shortage, and how Texas-based airlines are responding to Gov. Greg Abbot?s anti-vaccine mandate. Also, their thoughts on the controversy around Dave Chapelle's Netflix special. Plus, Kara reveals some fascinating details from her high school years. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-15
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Bonus Episode: Satya Nadella at Code Conference 2021

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joins Kara for a discussion on ransomware, remote work, and dealing with the Trump administration. Recorded live at Code 2021. This interview was been lightly edited for runtime and clarity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-13
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Rent The Runway?s IPO, Southwest?s Flight Cancellations and Friend of Pivot Eli Saslow

Kara and Scott discuss Southwest?s flight cancellations, Rent The Runway's IPO filing, and Nick Clegg?s non-apology tour. Also, Ireland wants American companies to pay more in taxes and Tesla is moving to Texas. Plus, Friend of Pivot Eli Saslow on his new book, Voices From The Pandemic: Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage, and Resilience.  You can find Eli on Twitter at @elisaslow. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-12
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BONUS EPISODE: Marc Benioff at Code Conference 2021

Kara and Stephanie Ruhle sit down with Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff. Recorded live at Code 2021 in Los Angeles. This interview has been condensed and lightly edited. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-09
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Pivot Q3 Quarterly Review and Friend of Pivot, Senator Amy Klobuchar

Pivot is back with its Quarterly Review series, taking a look back at Q3 and predicting what?s to come. Kara and Scott discuss the biggest wins and fails of the past quarter and check their prediction track records. They also get some predictions from from Friends of Pivot, including Preet Bharara, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, author Sheera Frenkel and Cofounder of Zero100, Kevin O?Marah. Plus, Friend of Pivot Amy Klobuchar joins to discuss the Frances Haugen testimony and what?s next for Facebook. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-08
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BONUS EPISODE: Elon Musk at Code Conference 2021

Kara sits down with SpaceX CEO/Tesla Technoking Elon Musk for a discussion on China, rockets, Mars colonization, and more. Recorded live at Code 2021 in Los Angeles. This interview has been condensed and lightly edited. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-06
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The Pandora Papers, Facebook?s Whistleblower and Friend of Pivot, Andrea Elliott

Kara and Scott talk about the Facebook whistleblower?s debut, the release of the ?Pandora Papers,? and Ozy Media?s demise. They also discuss the U.S. passing yet another grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, and their reaction to Alex Jones losing two defamation lawsuits. Plus, Friend of Pivot Andrea Elliott on her book, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City. You can find Andrea on Twitter at @andreafelliott. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-05
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The Biggest Moments from Code, the Latest Robinhood Controversy, and the Future of Fitness Apps

Kara and Scott discuss the biggest moments from the Code conference, including Kara?s Elon interview that sparked a Musk vs. Bezos rumble. Also: the latest with Robinhood, Citadel and #KenGriffinLied, and a big announcement from The Dawg. Plus, a prediction around fitness and health apps. Keep an eye on the Pivot feed for bonus episodes: full interviews from Code! Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-10-01
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Code Galore, No More Instagram for Kids, and Friend of Pivot Jim Bankoff

Code has begun! Scott helps Kara prep for her conversations with Elon Musk, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos, and many more. Plus, Facebook puts Instagram for Kids on pause, and what are the implications of China's crypto ban? Then, Friend of Pivot, Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, Jim Bankoff. Stay tuned to the Pivot feed to hear full interviews from Code! You can find Jim on Twitter at @bankoff. Tell him how much you love the Pivot team. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-09-28
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Apple Wants to Diagnose Your Depression, Google Bets on New York City, and a Friend of Pivot on Facebook Marketplace

Facebook wants to push pro-Facebook material in News Feed. Also, Kara and Scott dive into Google's big bet on back-to-office, and Apple's plan to diagnose depression with iPhone data. Friend of Pivot Craig Silverman discusses his latest reporting on the problems with Facebook Marketplace. Plus, Scott gives us a dire prediction on Facebook's legal woes. You can find Craig on Twitter at @CraigSilverman. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-09-24
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Russia vs. Big Tech, Facebook Responds (Dismissively), and Friend of Pivot Max Chafkin on Peter Thiel

Kara and Scott unpack Russia's fight with Big Tech, Facebook's disappointing response to the Wall Street Journal?s revealing series, and how streaming swept the Emmys. Also, Kara has a big announcement. (Hint: She confirms that Scott is NOT the father). Plus, Friend of Pivot Max Chafkin on Peter Thiel and his new book, The Contrarian.  You can find Max on Twitter at @chafkin. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-09-21
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Instagram Knows it?s Toxic, Amazon?s Starting Wage Hike, and Another Big Week for Apple

Kara and Scott talk about the newest revelation in the Wall Street Journal?s Facebook Files series, Amazon raising their starting wages, and what we?ve learned from the California Recall Election. And Kara reminds us all to update our Apple devices. Plus, Scott gives a prediction on the SPAC market. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-09-17
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Epic v. Apple, Facebook?s VIP List and a Friend of Pivot Brian Derrick on the California Recall

Kara and Scott talk about a new report on Facebook?s special rules for their internal list of VIP users, how the Epic v. Apple lawsuit played out, and the House Democrats? push for a new FTC Privacy Bureau. Also, Facebook stole Ray Bans from Kara. Plus, Friend of Pivot Brian Derrick helps us process the California Recall election and gives some predictions on 2024. You can find Brian on Instagram at @BrianDerrick_ Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-09-14
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The red-hot IPO Market , El Salvador?s Bitcoin Experiment and SCOTT IS BACK!

Scott has returned! He and Kara talk about The Justice Department?s ad tech suit against Google, the SEC-Coinbase spat, a record year for IPOs, and El Salvador?s Bitcoin buy. And it wouldn?t be an episode with Scott without some predictions - he tells us which start-ups are about to get some major attention. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-09-10
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The Texas Abortion Ban, Joe Rogan's Covid, and the Politico Acquisition Soap Opera

Guest host George Hahn joins Kara to talk about the Texas abortion ban and Rep. Kevin McCarthy?s threats to tech companies over the Jan. 6 riot inquiry. Plus, why are there so many viral videos of anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers spinning out? Then, a surprise listener question catches both hosts off guard. And finally, George tries to figure out why he keeps getting being banned from TikTok, and gives an update on his bid to co-host The View. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgehahn, and check out more of his work at georgehahn.com. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-09-03
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Lessons from Afghanistan, the California Recall, and this week?s Friend of Pivot is Nathan Allebach aka The Steak-umm Twitter Guy

Guest host Katie Couric joins Kara to discuss the withdrawal from Afghanistan and lessons learned, possible outcomes of the California recall, and of course, Jeopardy! Plus, Friend of Pivot Nathan Allebach joins to talk about how he turned Steak-umm?s Twitter account into a truth bomb machine. Check out the latest from Katie Couric at katiecouric.com, or on social media at @katiecouric. You can also subscribe to her daily newsletter, Wake-Up Call, here. AND you can pre-order her book, Going There, here. Nathan Allebach covers internet culture, advertising, and media literacy discourse at nathanallebach.medium.com and on social at @nathanallebach. And of course, check out some of his best-known work on Twitter at @steak_umm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-31
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What the OnlyFans news says about power and control, Cathie Wood's transparent investment strategy, and a prediction on the federal reserve pulling away from the punch bowl

Guest co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Kara to discuss TikTok's e-commerce play with Shopify, Airbnb's announcement to house 20,000 Afghan refugees, and how more businesses are going to start requiring COVID-19 vaccination proof. Kara and Andrew also discuss OnlyFan's decision to reverse course on its plan to ban sexually explicit content, and then break down Cathy Wood?s popularity with high-risk investors. Plus, a question on the future of healthtech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-27
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Big Covid Questions, the Nursing Shortage Crisis and a Friend of Pivot on the upcoming Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Guest host Dr. Jeffrey Swisher joins for a medical (and Swisher) themed episode. What does full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine mean for public health? What about antibody treatments? Team Swisher also discusses the nursing crisis, and the Biden Administration?s new plan to lower prescription drug costs. Plus, Friend of Pivot John Carreyou joins to discuss what?s to come in his new Theranos trial podcast, ?Bad Blood: The Final Chapter.? You can find Dr. Jeffrey Swisher on Twitter at @jeffreyswisher, and on substack at jeffreyswishermd.substack.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-24
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What the Taliban?s Rise Means for Big Tech, Facebook?s Plans for a Virtual (Reality) Work Space, and Fox News' Vaccine Database

What will the Taliban do with Afghans? data? Kara and guest host Casey Newton discuss that, and how social media platforms are handling pro-Taliban accounts. Plus, will workers go for Facebook?s new VR meeting app, Horizon Workrooms? And...thoughts on Fox News requiring employees to report their vaccination status. Find Casey at @CaseyNewton on Twitter and subscribe to Platformer at www.platformer.news/subscribe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-20
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Tucker goes to Hungary, the Taliban take Afghanistan, and a Friend of Pivot on why Epstein couldn't have killed himself

Guest host Ben Smith joins Kara to discuss Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban, and what it means for news coverage of the region. And: a new business deal aims to bring movies back to movie theaters. But will audiences follow? Also, Friend of Pivot Julie K. Brown joins us to discuss her reporting in Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-17
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Rudy Giuliani's on Cameo, Marjorie Taylor Greene's off Twitter (for now), and Baratunde Thurston's on Pivot to discuss it alll

Guest co-host Baratunde Thurston tells Kara what he'd pay to hear Rudy Giuliani say on Cameo. Kara pulls no punches on the politicization of vaccines. They discuss the implications of the latest census data, and answer a listener question about what CNN should do about Chris Cuomo. Plus, Baratunde has a prediction about the future of the auto industry, and Kara reveals what she'd do if she had as much money as Jeff Bezos. You can check out Baratunde's new newsletter at theeasystuff.news, and check out his podcast, How To Citizen, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-13
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We're not the only ones obsessed with Preet Bharara. Plus, the vaccine mandate divide and Friend of Pivot Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

Guest host Preet Bharara reacts to getting in Team Cuomo's crosshairs. Friend of Pivot Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on the phone call that changed his life, and his new book, Here, Right Matters: An American Story. Also: Apple's new child safety measures pique privacy advocates, while Chinese giant Tencent faces a lawsuit for not protecting children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-10
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Cuomo digs in, Chaos in the skies, and Evictions delayed... perhaps

Guest host George Conway (and a pack of dogs) join Kara to unpack the results of a special election, new information on Trump's last days in office, and the damning report on Governor Andrew Cuomo. Also, could a class action lawsuit make Facebook the new Big Tobacco? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-06
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Hollywood on Blast, Vaccine Mandates, and Friends of Pivot Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker

Kara and guest host Stephanie Ruhle talk about why Scarlett Johansson and Amanda Knox are putting the Hollywood establishment on blast. They also break down the latest on vaccine mandates and infrastructure legislation. Pulitzer-winning Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker join to talk about their best-selling political exposé, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump?s Catastrophic Final Year, and give us their predictions on whether Trump will run again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-08-03
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Instagram's new privacy settings, Big Tech's record profits, and the Capitol insurrection hearing.

On this week?s Pivot, Kara and Scott wonder why Instagram took so long to add protections for teens, and what Big Tech will do with its record profits. A Pivot listener wants the details on Scott?s investment strategies, and this week's prediction is about vaccine mandates. Plus, Kara sends Scott off in style for his month-long vacation. She?ll miss him, but the slew of guest hosts she announces might help fill the void. Just a little. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-07-31
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Tokyo Games Can't Catch a Break, Klobuchar Targets Vaccine Misinformation, and Friend of Pivot Eliot Brown

A tropical storm threatens the Olympics, Kara enjoys being the Bad Girl of GETTR, and Friend of Pivot Eliot Brown explains how WeWork's Adam Neumann attracted experienced investors, and kept his hair looking good at all times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-07-27
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Jack Dorsey's Bitcoin hopes, Biden picks a heavy hitter, and the Pegasus spyware scandal

Kara and Scott discuss Marjorie Taylor Greene's recent Twitter ban, Jack Dorsey's hopes for a bitcoin "world peace," and the "joyless" Olympics. Kara has high hopes for Jonathan Kanter, Biden's pick for the Justice Department's anti-trust division. Things look a little more glum for privacy after the Pegasus Project revelations. And in listener mail, we get a question on every Zoomer's mind: Should I even bother planning for retirement? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-07-23
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Biden vs. Facebook, the U.S. accuses China of cyberattacks, and Friend of Pivot Paxton Smith on Texas' new abortion law

Kara and Scott talk Robinhood's IPO, Netflix earnings, and Jeff Bezos' rocket ride. They also weigh in on the war of words between Facebook and President Biden, as well as the administration's stance on China and cyberattacks. And, Friend of Pivot Paxton Smith discusses the stringent Texas abortion bill that inspired her viral valedictorian speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-07-20
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Big banks' quarterly earnings and economic recovery, and a prediction on space SPACs

Kara and Scott talk what the big banks' quarterly earnings can tell us about economic recovery. They also discuss Senate Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget deal. In listener mail, we get a question about Apple and the niche search market. Scott has a prediction about space SPACs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-07-16
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Regulators are cracking down on tech, and Friends of Pivot Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang on Facebook's leadership

Kara and Scott talk about Biden's broad executive order aimed at stirring competition and limiting corporate dominance. They also discuss the regulations coming out of China that specifically call for data-rich companies to undergo security reviews before listing overseas. Then we are joined by NYT journalists, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, to hear about their new book, "An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook?s Battle for Domination." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-07-13
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Q2 Quarterly Review: The State of the World According to Pivot

Pivot launches its Quarterly Review series, with a look back at the past two quarters and predictions of what's ahead. Kara and Scott discuss the biggest wins and fails of the year so far and check their prediction track record. They also get some forecasting from Friends of Pivot, including Congressman Ro Khanna, Lightshed Partners' Rich Greenfield, MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle, and fellow podcaster Preet Bharara. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-07-09
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Facebook FTC antitrust case thrown out and Amazon vs. Lina Khan

Kara and Scott talk about a Federal judge throwing out an antitrust case against Facebook by the FTC and more than 40 states. They also discuss Amazon's motion to have newly instated FTC Chair Lina Khan recuse herself from antitrust actions. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about young people quitting the corporate world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-07-02
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Toyota's GOP contributions, BuzzFeed's SPAC and a Friend of Pivot from Microsoft

Kara and Scott talk about the revelations that the car company Toyota is the highest contributor to Republicans who voted to invalidate the presidential election. They also discuss BuzzFeed's plan to IPO with a SPAC and what that means for media and SPACs. Then we are joined by Yusuf Mehdi is the Corporate Vice President, Modern Life, Search & Devices at Microsoft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-29
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House Judiciary Committee antitrust bills, Microsoft hits $2 trillion, and a prediction on the future of social media

Kara and Scott talk about the six antitrust bills the House is contemplating this week and what it means for big tech and political divisions. They also discuss Microsoft joining Apple as the 2nd $2 trillion company. In listener mail, they discuss how much climate change will cost versus the Covid-19 crisis. In predictions, Scott foresees new companies emerging with big tech break up looming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-25
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American Airlines cancellations, Bitcoin mining bans, and Friend of Pivot Chuck Todd

Kara and Scott talk about American Airlines cancelling flights because of staff shortages. They also discuss China banning the mining of Bitcoin in the country. Meanwhile, the SEC is readying new climate change disclosure regulations. Then we are joined by NBC News Political Director, Moderator and Host of Meet the Press and Host of Peacock?s Meet the Press Reports, Chuck Todd to talk about the future of news streaming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-22
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Amazon's worker problem, Andreessen Horowitz's new website and a prediction about inflation

Kara and Scott talk about a blockbuster story exposing worker issues in Amazon warehouses as Mackenzie Scott donates money to counteract the forces of her ex-husband's company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-18
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Apple vs. the Trump Administration, CEO compensation broke records during COVID, and Friend of Pivot Caleb Scharf on space exploration 8:18

Kara and Scott discuss how Apple unknowingly handed over phone data of two Democratic congressmen to the Trump Administration. Then, they discuss how the pay gap between workers and CEOs grew even wider during the pandemic. In Friend of Pivot, Caleb Scharf, the Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University and author of The Ascent of Information: Books, Bits, Genes, Machines, and Life's Unending Algorithm, tells us why we should care about UFO sightings, the future of space travel, and whether it's really worth it to visit Mars ? regardless of what Elon Musk says. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-15
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Billionaires and the tax code, Facebook smartwatch and a listener mail question on children's screen time

Kara and Scott talk about the ProPublica report that America's wealthiest people paid basically nothing in taxes and what the country should do about it. They also discuss Facebook's upcoming smartwatch and the wearables industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-11
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G-7 nations' historic tax reform, Bitcoin 2021, and Friend of Pivot Jon Meacham on de-platforming Trump

Kara and Scott talk about the historic tax reform deal reached by the G-7 nations that would make the minimum global corporate tax rate 15%. Then they discuss this weeks' Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami and Jack Dorsey's future in cryptocurrency. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential historian, and host of the new podcast Fate of Fact, Jon Meacham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-08
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The SEC goes after Elon Musk's tweets, Fauci's emails, and should Roku acquire more content?

Kara and Scott talk about the SEC saying that several of Elon Musk's tweets were not vetted before they were posted and violate a previous settlement with regulators. Then they discuss the trove of Dr. Fauci emails released from a FOIA request. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about Roku's acquisition of Quibi content and what it means for the company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-04
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Uber and Lyft price surge, the Biden infrastructure bill and Friend of Pivot Casey Newton

Kara and Scott talk about Uber and Lyft rideshare prices surging as the companies struggle to find contract drivers. They also discuss hold-ups from Republican Senators and the Biden infrastructure bill. Then All-Star Friend of Pivot and writer of the newsletter Platformer, Casey Newton comes on to talk about all things social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-06-01
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Russia crackdown on social media, Amazon buys MGM, and is 5G worth the hype?

Kara and Scott talk about Russia increasing penalties and crackdowns on Google, Twitter, and Facebook. They also discuss Amazon's $8.45billion purchase of MGM Studios. In listener mail they answer a question about whether 5G is actually worth the hype. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-05-28
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Tim Cook takes the stand in Apple vs. Epic trial and a Friend of Pivot on app dating

Kara and Scott talk about Apple CEO Tim Cook's testimony in the final days of the Apple vs. Epic antitrust case. Scott gives a mini-lesson on why "big is bad". Then we're joined by Friend of Pivot, author Nancy Jo Sales to talk about her new book Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno. They discuss the pros, cons, and pitfalls of dating apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-05-25
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Crypto-crash, Streaming wars and tax plans with MSNBC Host Stephanie Ruhle

Kara and Scott are joined by MSNBC Host and NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Stephanie Ruhle for a lightning round about the week's news. They talk about the tough week for the crypto-market, more on the AT&T spin-off of Time Warner (and who could swoop in to challenge the deal). They also take a listener mail question on mental health and big tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-05-21
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AT&T's TimeWarner/Discovery+ super merger and GLAAD's report on social media platforms

Kara and Scott talk about AT&T spinning off their streaming service Time Warner and combining it with Discovery+ to compete with streaming content giants. They also discuss Twitter's potential new subscription service "Twitter Blue" (ya heard it here first!) Then we're joined by GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis to discuss the organization's new report that looks at safety for the LGBTQ community across social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-05-18
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The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and Tesla breaks up with Bitcoin

Kara and Scott talk about the fallout from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the gas hoarding that followed. They also discuss Tesla's decision to suspend accepting Bitcoin for car purchases until it is more sustainable and environmentally-friendly (Scott is skeptical). In listener mail, we get a question about how the global tech industry is being affected by humanitarian crises in India and Tel Aviv. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-05-14
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Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live and the dogecoin tumble

Kara and Scott recap Elon Musk's host appearance on Saturday Night Live and how it affected the cryptocurrency market. They also discuss a major cyberattack on a US natural gas pipeline. Then we are joined by author of the new book Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone, to discuss how Amazon is changing in the post-Bezos era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-05-11
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Facebook Oversight Board and the Trump ban, trouble for Peloton and a listener question about AI

Kara and Scott talk about the Facebook Oversight Board's decision to uphold Facebook's ban of Donald Trump's Facebook account... for the next six months. Then they talk about Peloton recalling, their treadmills, and how the company handled the crisis. In listener mail, we get a question about how Google has dealt with ethics as it relates to artificial intelligence. And in predictions, we have more thoughts on Dogecoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2021-05-07
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