Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Facebook changes its speech policy, Amazon moves into driverless cars, and a Friend of Pivot on how suspension of visas will affect Silicon Valley
Tuesday 30 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Facebook announcing it would change its policies around hate speech on the platform after mounting pressures from...
Square withholds from its merchants; Twitch’s female streamers have had enough and a Listener Mail on contact tracing apps
Friday 26 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about how Square has been taking about 20% off of merchant transactions, as Jack Dorsey helms both Twitter and Square....
TikTokers take down Trump in Tulsa, a former-Google exec starts an anti-Google Google and John Rice on how to get more Black people in leadership
Tuesday 23 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about TikTokers pranking Trump out of rally goers and a new potential competitor to Google's search engine. They also...
Twitter’s new audio innovation, Apple’s dominance gets a closer look and a prediction on the impact of online trading apps on mental health
Friday 19 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's new feature that allows certain users to post audio recordings. They also get talk about Pinterest...
Bezos offers to testify, COVID-19 infections are up and Suze Orman on why emergency savings are more important than ever
Tuesday 16 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about the possibility that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos might speak to the House Judiciary Committee as a part of a broad...
Amazon suspends facial recognition technology, Starbuck’s closes 400 stores and a prediction on Apple and search
Friday 12 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Amazon and IBM moving away from their facial recognition technology because of algorithm's known racial biases....
Amazon warehouse workers issue lawsuit, Alexis Ohanian steps down from Reddit board and a deeper debate on Section 230
Tuesday 09 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about a new lawsuit waged by Amazon warehouse workers alleging the company did not follow CDC protocol well enough to...
Zuckerberg does nothing about Trump, Google’s Incognito is not Incognito?, Amazon bonds and a prediction about 2020 IPOs
Friday 05 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Zuckerberg doubling down on Facebook policy that allows Trump to continue posting inflammatory content on the...
How Facebook and Twitter are dealing with racist posts and Friend of Pivot Baratunde Thurston on why “now is the time to step up, show up, or shut up”
Tuesday 02 June 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about how protests have played out across the country and corporations responses. As US citizens take to the streets to...
Fact checking Trump on Twitter, SpaceX privatizes space, and a Listener Mail question on mental health apps and big tech
Friday 29 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's responsibility in fact-checking and regulating Trump tweets as they slap their first misinformation...
Disney open doors to the NBA, NYSE rings the bell, plus former Facebook Exec on Zuckerberg's WFH move
Tuesday 26 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Disney open its doors to the NBA as professional sports leagues attempt to resume their seasons. Meanwhile, the...
Spotify’s podcast boom, Amazon checks out JCPenny, Kara loves TikTok and a prediction on Shopify
Friday 22 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Spotify's new deal with Joe Rogan and the implications for the podcast industry. They also discuss Amazon...
The DOJ readies a lawsuit against Google, Amazon tries to get into designer retail again, and a Friend of Pivot on the “plandemic”
Tuesday 19 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Facebook purchasing Giphy and reports the DOJ is likely to sue Google for antitrust violations in the digital ad...
Uber offers to gobble up GrubHub, Elon Musk is “Re-open America guy”, and a prediction on mergers in digital media
Friday 15 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Uber's offer to buy GrubHub, which would give the company a majority of food delivery market share. They talk...
Amazon might acquire AMC theaters and Friend of Pivot Stephanie Ruhle on business, CARES Act, wins and fails
Tuesday 12 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Amazon in talks to acquire AMC theaters, Uber earnings and how education will change with white collar workers at...
Facebook's oversight board is the "League of Nations", Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's master class on leadership, and a prediction about Uber's numbers
Friday 08 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's new oversight board and whether it will be effective in controlling content on the platform. They...
Congress weighs liability for businesses, Amazon will put its $4billion profit into its supply chain, and Anand Giridharadas on "Rich Corona; Poor Corona"
Tuesday 05 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about whether or not Congress should give businesses legal protections against lawsuits from workers who contract...
Facebook pushes e-commerce business, Uber in trouble, eyes on Amazon Media Group… and a prediction: Sonos gets acquired
Friday 01 May 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Facebook earnings during the pandemic and the company's push into e-commerce. They discuss Uber's reported...
Amazon under scrutiny; Zoom security expert Alex Stamos explains it all (and talks Facebook), plus some special Wins and Fails
Tuesday 28 April 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Senate Democrats being vocal about breaking up Amazon, after a report that the company lied to the House Judiciary...
Netflix’s Reed Hastings has a huge quarter, Facebook makes big investment in India, Bezos takes the reins at Amazon
Friday 24 April 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Netflix's biggest quarter yet. The company doubled its projections for how many new subscribers it would acquire....
Andreessen tells Silicon Valley it’s “time to build”, Facebook/Google’s ad market hit, Friend of Pivot Rebecca Traister on women’s leadership
Tuesday 21 April 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Marc Andreessen's manifesto to Silicon Valley. They also discuss the PPP and the big companies that applied for...
World Health Organization in the crosshairs, the robot revolution, Softbank's struggling Vision Fund and a big prediction: Amazon is going to be a $2 trillion company by 2020
Friday 17 April 2020
: Kara and Scott evaluate President Trump's recent business decisions from defunding the W.H.O., to his "council to reopen America", and the...
Google and Apple team up to track COVID-19, Uber drivers face unemployment hurdles, and Robert Reich says 30% of people may be out of work by summer
Tuesday 14 April 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about tech giants Google and Apple teaming up to track COVID-19 cases on iPhones and Androids. They also discuss the...
Dorsey donates 28% of his wealth to COVID-19, Zoom as the poster child for tech privacy and the video-game industry as Amazon enters the production game
Friday 10 April 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about Jack Dorsey's $1 billion donation to fight COVID-19, as well as other tech billionaire's contributions to fight...
Zoom isn’t as “encrypted” as you think, tech regulation amidst COVID-19, and economist Gene Sperling on being in a “jobs depression”
Tuesday 07 April 2020
: Kara and Scott talk about privacy issues at Zoom as we move our doctor's appointments, work, therapy, social lives and school onto the...