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The Information’s 411 — Anti-Social, Pro-Capital

9/21/2018
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Reed talks about his interview with Social Capital founder Chamath Palihapitiya. Amir describes the new power dynamics at Uber.

Duration:00:27:50

The Information’s 411 — Walmart's Soldiers

9/14/2018
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Cory talks about how Airbnb and other tech companies try to circumvent local regulation by lobbying statehouses. Priya outlines how Walmart is trying to match up against Amazon.

Duration:00:21:34

The Information’s 411 — A Job You Could Do in Your Sleep

9/7/2018
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The Information’s 411 — A Job You Could Do in Your Sleep by The Information

Duration:00:23:04

The Information's 411 — Zuck's Army

8/31/2018
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Sarah joins to talk about Facebook's organization and why so many executives have been exiting the campus (or plan to). Kevin reveals why Alibaba has temporarily backed off on its ambitions to dominate the cloud market in the US.

Duration:00:24:02

The Information's 411 — Gadzoox!

8/24/2018
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Cory discusses his reporting on the troubles at construction startup Katerra. He also explains why Airbnb's rental inventory has been shifting toward year-round rentals. Amir talks about the drama at Zoox, which recently ousted its CEO.

Duration:00:32:04

The Information's 411 — Tencent's Unquiet Riot

8/17/2018
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Wayne talks about his feature on the culture clashes between Riot Games and its owner Tencent. Matt explains why government agencies are doing a poor job tracking accident data involving self-driving technology.

Duration:00:22:36

The Information's 411 — Amazon and the Case of the Stolen GoPros

8/10/2018
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Reed talks about how stolen items sold on Amazon cause havoc in the retail world. Priya explains why almost nobody is using their Echoes to buy things online.

Duration:00:24:19

The Information's 411 — The Rent is Too Damn High

8/3/2018
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Priya talks to Cory about why the Bay Area's high cost of living is pushing tech companies out of the area. Tom checks in with Jon Victor about the Information's new crypto newsletter.

Duration:00:25:02

The Information's 411 — The Jobs Tapes

7/27/2018
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Sarah and Martin explain why Facebook and Twitter's earnings set off a panic from investors, even if it wasn't warranted. Nick reflects on his interview with Steve Jobs, which took place a decade ago at the dawn of the app store.

Duration:00:32:33

The Information's 411 — Slowed Boat to China

7/20/2018
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Priya talks about the incremental movements toward an antitrust case against Amazon. Also we discuss why Walmart is thinking about building a competitors to Amazon Prime Video. Matt Pressberg dives into the stalled negotiations between Hollywood and China over movie releases.

Duration:00:27:41

The Information's 411 — The Best Never Vest

7/13/2018
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Jessica checks in from Sun Valley to give an inside look at what media moguls are talking about. Amir explains why self-driving truck technology is back in fashion. Alfred talks about why companies' delaying their IPOs could come back to haunt employees' equity.

Duration:00:27:20

The Information’s 411 — Amazon Falls Out of Fashion

7/6/2018
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Sarah Kuranda talks about how you may soon be talking to Google's Duplex when you dial a call center. Then Priya explains why new retail brands are choosing Instagram over Amazon and how Instagram could become a bigger player in ecommerce.

Duration:00:17:02

The Information's 411 — Apple's Bundles and Grumbles

6/29/2018
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Jessica Toonkel talks about Apple's plans to create a super bundle of its content and whether that will be appealing to most people. Then she and Tom talk about Snap's plans to launch a gaming platform.

Duration:00:15:04

The Information's 411 — I Can See for Last Miles and Miles

6/22/2018
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Amir talks about scooter mania and why the scooter share startups face a tougher regulatory climate than ride hailing companies did. Then he discusses the debate at Uber about whether equal pay guidelines have hurt its recruiting efforts.

Duration:00:19:40

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 Vein

6/8/2018
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Tom interviews John Carreyrou about his new book Bad Blood, an expose about Elizabeth Holmes and 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 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