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The Information's 411 — Sailing Under the Radar

6/14/2019
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Kevin discussed why the AI hiring frenzy has slowed and how Larry Ellison is more involved in Oracle's product development. Alfred talks about how Uber CEO was protected from a drop in its stock price.

Duration:00:22:02

The Information's 411 — Facebook Scales Libra

6/7/2019
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Alex dives into Facebook's cryptocurrency plans and why they've ceded control to an outside foundation. Beejoli talks about Endeavor's IPO filing and why the company's internal structure is so complex.

Duration:00:25:42

The Information's 411 — Claims on Autopilot

5/31/2019
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Matt talks about his investigation of Tesla and the lack of data to support Elon's claims about Autopilot's safety record.

Duration:00:28:46

The Information's 411 — Real Estate Pwned

5/24/2019
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Cory talks to VC and real estate policy expert Kim-Mai Cutler about tech and its influence on the Bay Area's real estate problems. Juro discusses Huawei's options as it faces harsh restrictions by the US government.

Duration:00:27:32

The Information's 411 — Shadow Banning Theater

5/17/2019
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Ashley talks about Trump's social media bias survey and tech's tough week in DC. Aaron dives into Apple's relationship with Intel and Qualcomm over modems and the future of how it sources wireless components.

Duration:00:28:24

The Information's 411 — The Prophecy is Complete

5/10/2019
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Zoë talks about the allegations of harassment against the CEO of Intercom and what the culture of partying means for women in the tech industry. Jessica Lessin discusses Uber's underwhelming IPO and the implications of a Facebook co-founder suggesting the company be broken up.

Duration:00:27:29

The Information's 411 — Ubermenschen

5/3/2019
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Amir runs down the investors and firms who made the most money from Uber. Aaron talks about what 5G technology means for Apple.

Duration:00:30:01

The Information's 411 — Xanny Do

4/26/2019
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Jessica Toonkel talks about AT&T's struggles to turn its advertising unit, Xandr, into an advertising powerhouse capable of challenging the big digital companies. Kevin discusses Apple and how its scaled back its reliance on AWS.

Duration:00:22:51

The Information's 411 — Diversity and Capital

4/19/2019
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Chris joins to talk about the latest release of our venture capital diversity index. Matt breaks down what user information Lyft employees and contractors can access. Cory talks about Airbnb's technical challenges ahead of its IPO.

Duration:00:27:17

The Information's 411 — Eye of the Iger

4/12/2019
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Priya talks about Amazon's head of HR and how she manages the company's corporate culture. Beejoli and Tom discuss Disney's big day as it previewed its streaming service for investors.

Duration:00:27:33

The Information's 411 — Snapchat is Fun Again

4/5/2019
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Beejoli joins to talk about Snap's new products and new image, how Disney is approaching original content for its new streaming service and the Hollywood standoff between TV writers and agencies.

Duration:00:23:28

The Information's 411 — The Cleanup Crew

3/29/2019
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Ashley talks about the people in Facebook's policy and comms team. Jessica Lessin talks to Jerry Cuomo, IBM's VP of Blockchain Technology about how businesses are using the tech.

Duration:00:26:38

The Information's 411 —All We Hear is Media Gaga

3/22/2019
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Jessica Toonkel and Beejoli Shah join to discuss all the goings on in media, including Apple's upcoming TV release, the turmoil at WarnerMedia and the outcome of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox's assets.

Duration:00:24:00

Tales from the Encrypt

3/15/2019
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Sarah talks about Google's ad business and executive departures at Facebook as it pivots to focus on private encrypted messaging. Cory describes the growing pains faced by scooter companies.

Duration:00:24:46

The Information's 411 — Heavy Lyfting

3/8/2019
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Cory and Amir walk us through Lyft's filing to go public. And they talk about how CEO Logan Green reconciles his idealist visions with the realities of running a taxi business.

Duration:00:55:13

The Information's 411 — David Leaving and Richard Plexit

3/1/2019
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Jessica Toonkel talks about the huge day at WarnerMedia where two top executives left as the company finally integrates with AT&T. Kevin explains the reasons that companies have major cost overages with cloud providers.

Duration:00:22:26

The Information's 411 — Privacy in the Swamp

2/22/2019
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Ashely talks about how congress members are struggling to come up with sweeping privacy protection laws. Amir dives into Cruise, GM's self-driving technology division.

Duration:00:24:41

The Information's 411 — Sand Hill Crossroads

2/15/2019
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Zoë and Reed talk about Mamoon Hamid, the venture capitalist tasked with turning around Kleiner Perkins. Martin explains the math Disney and other media companies have to do as they go into the streaming business.

Duration:00:20:08

The Information's 411 — A Bumbling Ofo

2/8/2019
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Juro describes the rise of fall of Chinese bike rental company Ofo. Jessica speaks to IBM researcher Noam Slonim about the company's AI debate master in a preview of the IBM Think conference next week.

Duration:00:28:30

The Information's 411 — MouseFlix

2/1/2019
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Priya speaks with Tom about his breakdown of Disney's streaming organization. Nick talks about how Microsoft's CEO is staying away from the squabbles between Apple Facebook and Google over data privacy.

Duration:00:23:43