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The Information's 411 — TV on the Radio

6/15/2018
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Jessica Toonkel talks about what the media landscape will look like after ATT won a decisive victory over the DOJ and has officially acquired Time Warner. Priya recaps her interview with the CEO of Poshmark and why its built up an online fashion marketplace while eBay and Amazon have struggled.

Duration:00:20:29

The Information's 411 — You're So Veins

6/8/2018
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Tom interviews John Carreyrou about his new book Bad Blood, an expose about Elizabeth Holmes and the massive fraud she pulled off in Silicon Valley with her blood testing startup Theranos.

Duration:00:40:05

The Information's 411 — Org is the New Black

6/1/2018
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Priya grills Tom on the Netflix's org chart, who makes up the company's top R-Staff and how it distributes big decisions like greenlighting new shows across the company.

Duration:00:16:16

The Information's 411 — Oracles and Bad Omens

5/25/2018
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Kevin talks about how Oracle uses the specter of software audits to sell its cloud services to customers. Martin explains about why Comcast's all-cash bid to buy Fox doesn't make sense.

Duration:00:20:55

The Information's 411 — Social to the Left of Me, Media to the Right

5/18/2018
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Tom and Cory talk about how Evan Spiegel rammed through Snap's disastrous redesign and the state the company is in now. Also Cory dives into the role tech money is playing in the San Francisco mayoral race.

Duration:00:28:35

The Information's 411 — Uber's Got 99 Problems

5/11/2018
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Juro talks about his story about how the ride-hailing market in Brazil turned into a proxy war between Didi and Uber. Alfred explores the bank in San Diego that's at the center of the cryptocurrency market.

Duration:00:24:04

The Information's 411 — Lyfted Expectations

5/4/2018
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On an all ride-hailing episode, Amir talks about Lyft's missed opportunities to win share from Uber. Reed discusses why neither Uber and Lyft monitor whether their drivers have dealt with recall notices.

Duration:00:26:11

The Information's 411 — Fulfilled by Amazon

4/27/2018
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Priya talks about Amazon's earnings quarter and her story on the private equity firms buying up Amazon sellers. Cory discusses the discussions between Uber and Lyft and cities over public transit.

Duration:00:24:05

The Information's 411 — A DeepMind is a Terrible Thing To Waste

4/20/2018
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Kevin talks about the challenges for DeepMind as it integrated into Alphabet and its conflicts with Google's other AI team Google Brain. Amir dives into the electric scooter frenzy and why these devices are running straight into a regulatory controversy.

Duration:00:24:56

The Information's 411 —Zuck Between a Swamp and a Hard Place

4/13/2018
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Jessica and Cory talk about Facebook's big week as Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from Congress. Sarah explained how a conman tricked a cybersecurity company to hire him as a top human resources executive.

Duration:00:30:32

The Information's 411 — The Future of Hollywood (Live from LA!)

4/6/2018
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At The Pack Theater in Hollywood, we talked to journalist Richard Rushfield about his Industry newsletter The Ankler and whether it’s better or worse now to work in Hollywood. Then we talked to the creators of Netflix’s American Vandal about how they turned their love for true crime documentaries into a pastiche that looks at the lives of High schoolers today.

Duration:00:52:52

The Information's 411 — Bez Blows Top

3/30/2018
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Priya and Tom talk about their profile of Jeff Blackburn, one of Amazon's top executives and the one who oversees the embattled Studios division.

Duration:00:20:22

The Information's 411 — Ich Bin Ein Facebook Reporter

3/23/2018
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Jessica talks about how Facebook's 2007 decision to launch an open platform led to the current crisis. Serena reflects on her conversation with Shawn Carolan of Menlo Ventures and why it was a rare candid interview in Silicon Valley.

Duration:00:27:01

The Information's 411 — Why Does Siri Suck?

3/16/2018
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Aaron talks about the ballad of Siri within Apple and why it fell so far behind Google and Amazon. Amir talks about why self driving car technology is a long way away from being able to navigate cities.

Duration:00:31:07

The Information's 411 — Google's Apartment Plex

3/2/2018
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Cory talks about Google's efforts to build housing in the South Bay as it grows like a weed. Tom explains how Handy survived the on demand die off of 2015 and turned into a profitable business.

Duration:00:21:46

The Information's 411 — Snap Decisions

2/16/2018
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Aaron explains about why Amazon is developing its own AI chips for Echoes and data centers. Billy Gallagher talks about his new book on Snap's messy origins and whether Evan has grown as a CEO.

Duration:00:27:39

The Information's 411 — WeChat Because WeCare

2/9/2018
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Hans Tung and Zara Zhang of GGV Capital join to talk about how China's tech industry is influencing Silicon Valley. Juro talks about how WeChat is embracing (and resisting) change to their business, including more advertising. Subscribe to GGV's podcast 996 on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/996-podcast-with-ggv-capital/id1336107529?mt=2

Duration:00:29:53

The Information's 411 — Men Overboard

1/19/2018
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Kevin talks about why AWS is planning to build "no-code" capabilities into its services to attract a different type of customer. Alfred calls in to talk about the problem of investors that serve on too many boards. For more information and to RSVP for our Feb 14 event in Seattle: https://events.theinformation.com/events/the-information-s-hybrid-cloud-ai-event/speakers

Duration:00:18:24

The Information's 411 — The Many Jeffs of Amazon

12/8/2017
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Kevin and Aaron talk about Clarifai and how the promising startup and young founder have struggled to retain executives. And Priya explains how she tackled the Amazon org chart.

Duration:00:25:31

The Information's 411 — We'll Do It Live

12/1/2017
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Reed discusses the culture at Google and how several top executives freely engaged in romantic relationships with their subordinates. Also Cory joins to announce our first ever live podcast taping Dec. 18 in San Francisco.

Duration:00:24:20