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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.