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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.

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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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.

Twitter:

@recode

Language:

English


Episodes

Amazon union defeat, Alibaba’s antitrust fine, and Walter Isaacson on CRISPR

4/13/2021
Kara and Scott talk about the failure to form a union at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama; this was the biggest unionization effort in the company's history. They also discuss China's antitrust fine against the e-commerce giant Alibaba, and how the company is actually benefitting. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by best-selling author Walter Isaacson to talk about his new book The Code Breaker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:17

Twitch's new guidelines, YouTube's video violations, and a prediction on LG's handset company

4/9/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Amazon's live-streaming service Twitch's new guidelines to keep hate speech and other forms of violence off their platform. They also discuss YouTube's new metric for showing how many videos are viewed before they are removed for violating the company's user guidelines. In listener mail, we get a question about the future of marijuana stocks. Scott has a prediction for who will acquire LG's handset company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:04:54

Global corporate tax, Facebook's data breach and a Friend of Pivot on "cancel culture"

4/6/2021
Kara and Scott discuss Janet Yellen's call for a global corporate tax and what that would mean for corporations. They also discuss a new report saying that Facebook leaked millions of users' personal information. Then we're joined by Columbia Professor, John McWhorter, to discuss the line between cancel culture and accountability, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:01

Big Tech military contracts, Compass's IPO, and President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan

4/2/2021
In this episode of Pivot, Kara and Scott talk about Big Tech getting involved in military matters, and how their employees are responding. They also discuss whether Compass really counts as real estate tech, and fawn over President Biden's $2 trillion dollar infrastructure plan. Also, Kara plays a little April Fools joke on Scott, and spoiler alert—it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:00

Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezos's Twitter fingers, and Big Tech in Congress (again)

3/30/2021
This week, Kara and Scott chat about the Wall Street Journal's deep dive on Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezo's twitter fingers, and the future of unions. Then, Friend of Pivot Zephyr Teachout joins us to talk about Cuomo Corruption and how monopoly power is "white power." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:13

Microsoft and Discord, Goldman Sachs' junior bankers and a listener mail question on news consumption

3/26/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Microsoft's potential acquisition of the video gaming social platform Discord. They also preview the big tech hearings on disinformation. Meanwhile, Scott thinks Goldman Sachs junior employees should "buck up", even though Kara thinks "work-life-balance" priorities might be shifting in our culture. In listener mail, Kara and Scott talk about how they consume the news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:38

Struggles at Dispo, Trump's own social media network, and the 411 on NFTs

3/23/2021
Kara and Scott talk about troubles at Dispo – the photosharing app – after allegations of sexual assault came out around the founder's circle. They also discuss the possibility of former President Trump starting his own social media platform. Then, we are joined by Friend of Pivot Chairman of the Department of Finance at NYU Stern, David Yermack, on how to think about the NFT craze and the cryptocurrency landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:44

Facebook makes a Substack competitor, Netflix's carbon footprint and the future of McKinsey

3/19/2021
Kara and Scott discuss scandals at Substack as Facebook builds a newsletter competitor. They also discuss a new tool that is measuring the carbon footprint of streaming on Netflix and what that means for the industry. In listener mail, we get a question about whether McKinsey is still the gold standard for early career success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:44

The future of travel and a Friend of Pivot on telehealth

3/16/2021
Kara and Scott talk about the biggest weekend for airlines since the pandemic started and what that means for the industry. They are joined by Hims/Hers CEO Andrew Dudum to talk about how telehealth surged in the past year and his decision to take the company public as a SPAC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:30

Roblox IPO, Facebook doesn't think it has an antitrust problem and a listener question on PlayStation5

3/12/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Roblox going public – and making a big splash – and what that means for the gaming industry. Then they discuss Facebook asking Federal judges to overturn the FTC's antitrust charges. In listener mail, a former Prof. G student asks if Sony has a Consumer Protection Act problem Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:48

SPACs tumble, the education tech market and the future of automation

3/9/2021
Kara and Scott talk about how SPACs have tumbled in recent weeks and what that means for the IPO landscape. They also discuss Coursera going public and the future of education tech post-pandemic. Then, New York Times tech reporter and author of the new book, "Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation", Kevin Roose joins to discuss the future of automation in our day-to-day lives. Mackenzie Scott's marriage is our win! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:01:04

Google ad track changes, implosions for the entertainment industry and Square buys Tidal

3/5/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Google changing its ad model – they won't be selling ads based on how your browse the web anymore. They also discuss Square purchasing Jay-Z's music streaming service company – and we're not quite sure why... Meanwhile, Alamo Drafthouse files Chapter 11, and ratings for the Golden Globes hits an all-time low. In listener mail, a 21-year-old on a visa asks for advice on how to build an international career as an entrepreneur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:07:01

The new COVID stimulus and Andy Slavitt on vaccine plans

3/2/2021
Kara and Scott talk about the $.19 trillion stimulus package that passed the House and the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage. They also discuss the digital Golden Globes and Trump's appearance at CPAC. Then they are joined by White House Senior Advisor to the COVID-19 Response Team, Andy Slavitt, to discuss vaccine distribution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:41

More hearings for big tech, GameStop stock surge (again), and predictions come true

2/26/2021
Kara and Scott talk about deals reached between Facebook and Australia as Facebook, Google and Twitter prepare to testify in front of Congress. They also discuss the new surge of GameStop stock. In listener mail we get a question from a Texan about how tech companies are going to be looking at their moves to the state. In predictions, Scott does a victory lap on 3 big predictions come true in 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:13

U.K. says Uber drivers are employees, and the future of cyber attacks

2/23/2021
Kara and Scott talk about a U.K. Supreme Court ruling that says Uber drivers must be treated as employees and what that means for the future of the company. Then Kara and Scott are joined by New York Times reporter and bestselling author of “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends", Nicole Perlroth about the danger of cyber attacks in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:16

Australia vs. Facebook and the GameStop hearings

2/19/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Facebook restricting users and publishers from using the platform in Australia as the country weighs a law that would require big tech to pay for news content. They also discuss the hearing on the GameStop fiasco and how Robinhood played a part. In listener mail, Scott answers why he doesn't invest in Bitcoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:00

Lincoln Project implosion, Microsoft says Google should pay newspapers, and Friend of Pivot Adam Grant

2/16/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Microsoft CEO Brad Smith's stance saying the US should follow Australia in a model that would force tech giants to pay for news content. They also discuss implosions at the Lincoln Project and Disney dropping the actor Gina Carano. Then in Friend of Pivot, Adam Grant, the author of the New York Times bestseller "Think Again", joins the show to talk about how to think outside your opinion bubble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:10

Is there a Trump without Twitter? A mini class on "dispersion", and a prediction about CNN

2/12/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's fourth-quarter earnings and the decision to ban Trump's account for life. Scott gives a mini-class on the idea of "dispersion". In listener mail we get a question about whether Clubhouse is a threat to podcasting. In predictions, Scott sees a CNN being acquired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:55

Twitter subscription service, Tesla invests in Bitcoin, and Friend of Pivot Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

2/9/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Tesla investing $1.5billion in Bitcoin and what that means for the future of cryptocurrencies. They also discuss Twitter mulling a new subscription product. Meanwhile, Apple's talks with Hyundai/KIA to build an autonomous vehicle broke down. Then in Friend of Pivot, Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel talks about the importance of expanding broadband during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:31

The end of the Bezos era, SpaceX for civilians, and a stock prediction

2/5/2021
Kara and Scott talk about Jeff Bezos stepping away from his role as CEO of Amazon and moving into the Executive Chair position. They talk about Elon Musks' plans to send a civilian crew to space by the end of the year in hopes of ushering in a new era of space travel. In listener mail, a young Facebook employee asks if the company has any redeeming qualities. And Scott has more predictions on GameStop stock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:12