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.
Jessica runs down the reasons why media companies are investing less in tech. Priya talks about the battle between Amazon and Instacart over grocery deliveries. Tom analyzes Evan Spiegel's quixotic mission to make Snap break even.
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
Amir and Aaron check in from CES. Jessica talks about Facebook's revamp of News Feed and why IPOs are less important in tech then they used to be. Juro explains how the deal between AT&T and Huawei fell apart.
In the first podcast of the new year, Kevin talks about how Amazon and Salesforce have been quietly making moves to get off Oracle. Sarah Kuranda makes her podcast debut along with Aaron Tilley to talk about the serious security flaw in Intel's chips that has affected hardware devices. And whether this reaches all the way to Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich.
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.
Priya explains how Walmart and Amazon try to manage inventory in retails stores and what that means for Whole Foods. Kevin talks about the legacy of Meg Whitman at HP. Tom talks about how Snap's product changes will affect influencers and publishers.