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Enjoy sessions from past events like Code Media and the renowned Code Conference, along with other interviews hosted by Recode journalists. Featured episodes include candid conversations with comedian Chelsea Handler, entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Episode Date
Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman (An Evening With Code Commerce 2018)

Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey talk with Jennifer Hyman, the CEO and co-founder of Rent the Runway, at An Evening With Code Commerce 2018 in Las Vegas.

Apr 06, 2018
Nordstrom co-president Erik Nordstrom and OneMarket CEO Don Kingsborough (An Evening With Code Commerce 2018)

Recode's Jason Del Rey talks with Nordstrom co-president Erik Nordstrom and OneMarket CEO Don Kingsborough at An Evening With Code Commerce 2018 in Las Vegas.

Apr 06, 2018
DoorDash CEO Tony Xu and Cheesecake Factory president David Gordon (An Evening With Code Commerce 2018)

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with DoorDash CEO Tony Xu and David Gordon, the president of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, at An Evening With Code Commerce 2018 in Las Vegas.

Apr 06, 2018
Patreon CEO Jack Conte and 'Brain Candy' host Susie Meister (Code Media 2018)

Patreon CEO Jack Conte and 'Brain Candy' host Susie Meister talk with Recode's Peter Kafka and Dan Frommer at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mar 03, 2018
Disney chief strategy officer Kevin Mayer (Code Media 2018)

The chief strategy officer at Disney, Kevin Mayer, talks with Recode's Peter Kafka at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mar 02, 2018
Outbrain CEO Yaron Galai and Flipboard CEO Mike McCue (Code Media 2018)

Outbrain CEO Yaron Galai and Flipboard CEO Mike McCue talk with Recode's Dan Frommer at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mar 02, 2018
Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Code Media 2018)

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talk with Recode's Peter Kafka at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mar 01, 2018
Hollywood Reporter part owner Janice Min (Code Media 2018)

Janice Min, part owner of The Hollywood Reporter & Eldridge Industries strategist, talks with Recode's Peter Kafka at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mar 01, 2018
The Daily executive producer Lisa Tobin (Code Media 2018)

Lisa Tobin, the executive producer of the New York Times' podcast The Daily, speaks at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mar 01, 2018
Oath CEO Tim Armstrong (Code Media 2018)

Tim Armstrong, the CEO of Oath, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Feb 28, 2018
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti (Code Media 2018)

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti talks with Recode's Peter Kafka at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Feb 28, 2018
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (Code Media 2018)

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Feb 27, 2018
21st Century Fox President Peter Rice (Code Media 2018)

Fox Networks CEO and 21st Century Fox President Peter Rice talks with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Feb 27, 2018
Brit + Co's Brit Morin and theSkimm's Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg (Code Media 2018)

Brit + Co founder/CEO Brit Morin and theSkimm co-founders/co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg talk with Recode's Jason Del Rey at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Feb 27, 2018
Facebook execs Campbell Brown and Adam Mosseri (Code Media 2018)

Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, and Adam Mosseri, Facebook's head of News Feed, talk with Recode's Peter Kafka and Kurt Wagner at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Feb 26, 2018
HuffPost editor in chief Lydia Polgreen (Code Media 2018)

Lydia Polgreen, the editor in chief of HuffPost, talks with Recode's Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Feb 26, 2018
Bozoma Saint John, chief brand officer, Uber (Code Commerce 2017)

Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Johana Bhuiyan about what her newly created job entails. Hired by now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, Saint John said the company’s culture is strong and healthy, even as it continues to wrestle with a parade of public mistakes and scandals. Uber's brand today, she says, is that of a utility, but it’s missing “love” — an emotional connection between the user and the product. She also talks about the importance of hiring more women and people of color, and why Uber’s diversity problems are not unique.

Sep 19, 2017
Jonathan Neman, co-CEO, Sweetgreen, and Emily Weiss, CEO, Glossier

Sweetgreen co-CEO Jonathan Neman and Glossier CEO Emily Weiss talk with Recode’s Dan Frommer and Racked’s Cheryl Wischhover about how they use digital channels to market food and beauty products, respectively. Weiss says Glossier’s No. 1 outlet is the blog Into the Gloss, and argues that it’s a two-way conversation, rather than a one-way publishing outlet. Neman says Sweetgreen is a “product company, not a restaurant company,” because tech enables a completely different way of thinking about who its customers are and how its stores should be designed. They agree that creating a sense of community and experience for customers is not a choice — to survive, it’s a requirement.

Sep 19, 2017
Jesse Genet, CEO, Lumi (Code Commerce 2017)

Lumi CEO Jesse Genet talks about how an ordinary cardboard box gets made — and how those boxes are taking on a new life in e-commerce. For companies that no longer operate physical stores, packaging has become the “modern storefront,” Genet says, and what a box looks like and what is printed on it has a huge impact on the customer’s experience.

Sep 19, 2017
Andrew Rosen, founder, Theory, and Yael Aflalo, CEO, Reformation (Code Commerce 2017)

Theory founder Andrew Rosen and Reformation CEO Yael Aflalo talk with Recode’s Jason Del Rey about the future of direct-to-consumer fashion. Rosen says one of his roles at Theory is actively working to make sure that consumers’ needs come before its brand’s vision, even if that means outsourcing some roles to partners like Amazon and Stitch Fix. They also discuss the value of opening physical stores for digital-first retailers like Reformation; Aflalo says that new customers who come through retail seem to be more valuable than those the company finds online.

Sep 19, 2017
Benjamin Porto, partner, Snarkitecture and Joey Zwillinger, co-founder, Allbirds

Snarkitecture partner Benjamin Porto and Allbirds co-founder Joey Zwillinger talk with Recode’s Edmund Lee about designing architecture and shoes for Silicon Valley, respectively. Brick-and-mortar spaces continue to be important as storytelling vehicles for brands, they say, even as the numbers point to e-commerce growing and retail shrinking. Physical stores are actually thriving, Zwillinger says, because Amazon’s speediness has forced them to up their standards and unique offerings.

Sep 19, 2017
Laura Alber, CEO, Williams-Sonoma (Code Commerce 2017)

Williams-Sonoma CEO Laura Alber talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey and Kara Swisher about how the retailer is going beyond the retail store. Alber says most purchases are made on an emotional basis, so it's still vital for retailers to connect with their customers, whether that means making better predictions about what people want to buy or flipping the script and sending an adviser to visit customers' homes. Alber also talks about how WIlliams-Sonoma-owned Pottery Barn is working with Google on an augmented reality experience for decorating one's house.

Sep 19, 2017
Chieh Huang, CEO, Boxed (Code Commerce 2017)

Boxed CEO Chieh Huang talks about competing with warehouse clubs like Costco and Sam's Club, offering customers the ability to buy in bulk without needing to drive to a physical location. He touches on changes in what consumers value, how Boxed treats its warehouse employees and how certain products are taxed.

Sep 19, 2017
Matt Salzberg, CEO, Blue Apron (Code Commerce 2017)

Blue Apron CEO Matt Salzberg talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about how the meal-delivery company is changing now that it's publicly traded and how it is reacting to Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods. Over the past five years, Blue Apron has sought to grow as fast as possible and is now moving to think about broadening its offerings to customers with new types of products. It plans to do more a la carte sales of kitchen and pantry items, but Salzberg says he has no plans to compete head to head with mass-market grocers like Whole Foods. Plus: After a rocky IPO, why should Blue Apron remain independent?

Sep 19, 2017
Rachel Roy, founder, Rachel Roy, and Nadia Boujarwah, CEO, Dia&Co (Code Commerce 2017)

Rachel Roy's eponymous founder and Dia&Co CEO Nadia Boujarwah talk with Recode's Edmund Lee and Racked's Tiffany Yannetta about designing and selling clothes for plus-sized women, an addressable market of 100 million. To reach modern consumers, they match their companies' clothes with social media tastemakers who have big followings and a unique point of view. Plus-size consumers were among the first to make the jump to the internet, Roy and Boujarwah say, because they weren't served well by most brick-and-mortar stores.

Sep 19, 2017
Heidi O'Neill, president of direct-to-consumer, Nike (Code Commerce 2017)

Nike Direct President Heidi O'Neill talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about how the sports apparel company is working to connect with consumers digitally. Nike products can be found both in stores and across the web, but the company has created a membership program for people who go to its website and apps directly, rewarding them with personalized shopping recommendations and first dibs on new products. In return, Nike gets clearer data about what its customers will want in the future.

Sep 19, 2017
Matt Zeiler, CEO, Clarifai (Code Commerce 2017)

Clarifai CEO Matt Zeiler talks about how artificial intelligence and neural networks are getting smarter, learning how to automatically recognize images more quickly and accurately. AI companies should build their own neural networks in-house, but everyone else should borrow the expertise of outside firms like Clarifai, Zeiler says. He explains the potential of "visual search" for shopping, helping customers find and buy things that they can't quite describe in words.

Sep 19, 2017
Tim Kendall, president, Pinterest (Code Commerce 2017)

Pinterest President Tim Kendall talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how the company is partnering with brands and advertisers, including a new mobile product that helps people search for items by taking pictures of something similar. The goal is to help Pinners discover things they may want to buy — even though almost all searches on the platform are for generic terms like "red couch" rather than specific brands. While Google and Amazon are good for targeted searches, Kendall says, Pinterest can capture a lot of value among people who don't know yet what they want. 

Sep 19, 2017
Adam Silver, commissioner, NBA, and Michael Rubin, executive chair, Fanatics (Code Commerce 2017)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Fanatics Executive Chairman Michael Rubin talk with Recode's Kurt Wagner and Jason Del Rey about the fast-moving world of official sports merchandise. Rubin says Amazon and the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba are good businesses, but not good for brands like NBA teams that want to profit from their own names. Silver also talks about how sports themselves will change as technology gets more sophisticated and how the NBA is working with digital platforms on streaming sports games around the world.

Sep 19, 2017
Mike Vaughan, COO, Venmo (Code Commerce 2017)

Venmo COO Mike Vaughan talks with Recode’s Dan Frommer about how his company is turning a popular payments app into a real business. Venmo, which is owned by PayPal, processed more than $25 billion in the past four quarters, and Vaughan said it captures the essence of real-world interactions: Friends pooling their money for a gift, roommates paying each other back or parents collecting dues for their kids' soccer teams. The next step for the company is integrating the app with the services that people commonly use it for, as well as turning users' Venmo balance into a debit account they can access via a physical card. Plus: With peer-to-peer payments launching natively in iOS 11, is Venmo under threat from Apple?

Sep 19, 2017
John Foley, CEO, Peloton (Code Commerce 2017)

Peloton CEO John Foley talks about building a boutique fitness class program that can be accessed from the home. Peloton's exercise bike has tripled in sales in the past year, but the more important thing for its business is its monthly subscription to online spinning classes. Foley examines the social, economic and even religious forces that are driving people to other fitness programs like SoulCycle, CrossFit and Orange Theory.

Sep 19, 2017
Mario Batali, celebrity chef and restaurateur (Code Commerce 2017)

Celebrity chef Mario Batali talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of restaurants, including how technology helps him do his job and whether he can envision a future where a restaurant's food is prepared without human hands. Batali evaluates food/tech companies such as Blue Apron, Juicero and Soylent, as well as food for people who think they are too busy to eat. He also talks about how he uses several social media platforms: Twitter (good for picking fights), Instagram (good for "what I'm doing") and YouTube (good for entertaining Batali's teenage son). 

Sep 19, 2017
David Perpich, president, The Wirecutter, and Ben Kaufman, BuzzFeed Product Labs (Code Commerce 2017)

David Perpich, the president of the New York Times-owned site The Wirecutter, and Ben Kaufman, the head of BuzzFeed Product Labs, talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about running and building media businesses on top of affiliate links. Perpich says Amazon, Google, Facebook and their peers are "setting the rules" in the digital commerce world, so the NYT has to navigate relationships with all of them. Kaufman says BuzzFeed is moving beyond links to other ways of making money, such as selling a cookbook and hot plate bearing its food brand, Tasty, and partnering with brick-and-mortar retailers.

Sep 19, 2017
Andy Dunn, CEO, Bonobos, and SVP, Walmart (Code Commerce 2017)

Bonobos CEO Andy Dunn talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about starting a digital-first clothing brand, selling it to Walmart and continuing to run it along with another company Walmart acquired, ModCloth. Dunn says the deal makes sense even though Bonobos won't be selling in Walmart stores; as an institution for "the vast majority of Americans," the company will help Bonobos access a much larger customer base online. Dunn talks about the calculus that led him to make a deal with Walmart, as opposed to an IPO, another acquirer or a private equity firm.

Sep 19, 2017
Kirsten Green, founder, Forerunner Ventures (Code Commerce 2017)

Forerunner Ventures founder Kirsten Green talks about the blurring line between brands and retailers. She traces the history of shopping stores, malls and online, arguing that consumers today want to know more about brands, inviting them to enter their lives like a human relationship. Green also notes that the era of "you are what you own" is over and we've now entered the era of "you are what you experience."

Sep 19, 2017
Steve Case, CEO, Revolution (Code Conference 2017)
Revolution CEO and America Online co-founder Steve Case talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg about the "chasm" between startups in tech hubs and the rest of the country. The author of a 2016 book called "The Third Wave," Case says 75 percent of all venture capital goes to three states, 90 percent went to men and less than 1 percent went to African-Americans. Entrepreneurship is now global, and he argues that America can't lead in that field if its investments are constrained by geography, gender and race. Case believes his "rise of the rest" campaign will be supported by President Trump and his allies once they understand the opportunity it provides for American jobs.
Jun 02, 2017
Anthony Noto, COO and CFO, Twitter (Code Conference 2017)
Twitter COO and CFO Anthony Noto talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about whether the company would ever ditch ads and start charging a monthly subscription fee instead. Noto says user growth is re-accelerating as Twitter makes its timeline and notifications faster and more valuable, but he acknowledges that Twitter may "look at" paid premium services. Most of its "resurrected" users are following many news and politics accounts, but Noto wouldn't say if this increase is directly linked to President Trump's tweeting. He also talks about Twitter's deal with the NFL to stream football games on Thursday nights and how it thinks about livestreaming in general.
Jun 02, 2017
Jonathan Taplin, director emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab (Code Conference 2017)
Jonathan Taplin, the director emeritus of USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab, talks about how the creative class and its ability to make money is being undermined by tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. These companies have shirked their responsibilities as their platforms have been used to spread "fake news" and terrorism videos, Taplin says. He argues that they are in the business of "surveillance capitalism" and it's time to take a closer look at where money and power are concentrated in Silicon Valley.
Jun 02, 2017
Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Code Conference 2017)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the nonprofit has dealt with controversy and political opposition under President Trump. Republicans in Washington are attempting to limit the organization, which Richards says would undermine access to local health services and cause the rates of STIs and abortions to go up. Planned Parenthood will continue to exist even if the GOP's health care bill passes, she says, but it's still fighting to remain a public benefit, with funds for most of its services being reimbursed by the government. Richards also talks about how her team uses social media and texting and why she wants to use drones to air-drop birth control.
Jun 02, 2017
Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel (Code Conference 2017)
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg about the company's pivot away from the PC market and into new areas, such as cloud computing and self-driving cars. Even in a declining PC market, Krzanich notes, Intel has been able to improve its profitability as buyers keep demanding more powerful computers. He says autonomous vehicles will behave more like servers than cars, with the ability to collect and use data around them, applying artificial intelligence to reduce street crime.
Jun 02, 2017
Walt Mossberg, co-founder, Recode (Code Conference 2017)
Recode co-founder and The Verge executive editor Walt Mossberg talks with former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo about his 26-year career in tech journalism. Mossberg recounts stories about meetings with executives like Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates and how much has changed between his first Personal Technology column in 1991 and his final column in May.
Jun 01, 2017
Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator, and Laurene Powell Jobs, President, Emerson Collective (Code Conference 2017)
Emerson Collective President Laurene Powell Jobs and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about what they're doing to improve opportunities for undocumented young people in America. Jobs says a supermajority of Americans support a path to citizenship for these immigrants and Harris says much of the opposition to them earning a permanent place in the country comes from people who have never met such an immigrant. They also discuss what should be done about economic anxiety across the country, with Harris arguing that the only antidote is to tell the uncomfortable truth: Society is changing and many people in dying professions will need to be retrained. Plus: Why is Jobs investing in media and is Harris going to run for president in 2020?
Jun 01, 2017
Evan McMullin, co-founder, Stand Up Republic (Code Conference 2017)
Conservative politician and former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg about what comes next now that Donald Trump is the president and the standard-bearer of the Republican Party. McMullin discusses the 501c4 he co-founded, Stand Up Republic, which is trying to organize a grassroots movement to "defend democracy" and its traditional principles. A former CIA operative, McMullin also talks about why there has been an outpouring of anti-Trump leaks from the intelligence community.
Jun 01, 2017
Shari Redstone, Vice Chair, Viacom (Code Conference 2017)
Viacom and CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about the venture firm she co-founded in 2011, Advancit Capital, and why it operates outside of her other companies. She says her biggest mistake there was not investing in Twitch in 2011 because she thought the video game-streaming company was already too highly valued. Redstone also discusses how content companies like Viacom are facing the challenges of the digital age and why they don't necessarily need to sell themselves off, as Time Warner is trying to do. She says she's not too worried about tech companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook making bids for the rights to NFL games, which CBS has locked up for several years.
Jun 01, 2017
Jeff Bewkes, CEO, Time Warner (Code Conference 2017)
Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about how the company's pending sale to AT&T is faring under President Trump. Bewkes argues that the AT&T deal would help Time Warner get on "equal footing" in the ad business with companies like YouTube, but said he has no plans to add advertising to HBO. He also discusses whether Time Warner-owned CNN has any regrets about how it covered the 2016 presidential campaign and how he evaluates the likely rollback of the FCC's net neutrality rules.
Jun 01, 2017
Bryan Johnson, founder, Kernel (Code Conference 2017)
Kernel founder Bryan Johnson talks about why he wants to "put a chip in your brain." He says we're enterting a "new era of neuroscience" that will let us understand and use the brain in completely new ways. Reading and writing neural code could control and possibly eliminate disorders such as Parkinson's or depression, Johnson says.
Jun 01, 2017
Lisa Dickey, author, 'Bears in the Streets' (Code Conference 2017)
: "Bears in the Streets" author Lisa Dickey talks about her journeys across the whole of Russia, beginning with a prescient digital camera-enabled trip in 1995, only a few years after the end of the Cold War. Dickey returned in 2005 and 2015, checking in with many of the same people and towns she had visited before. She says the Russian people often feel slighted by America — and yes, most of them really do love President Vladimir Putin as much as the polls say. The way forward, she suggests, is remembering that the country is bigger than its leader.
Jun 01, 2017
Jill Soloway, creator, 'Transparent' (Code Conference 2017)
Jill Soloway, the creator of the Amazon TV series "Transparent," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new show, "I Love Dick," which stars Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn. They say Amazon is more hands-off than traditional TV networks and has helped diversify the female characters we see on TV. Soloway's company, Topple Productions, is aimed at disrupting the "white male gaze" and giving power to creators who otherwise might not have it, and they recall how, after losing twice at the Golden Globes, Jeff Bezos encouraged them to keep effecting social change through storytelling.
May 31, 2017
Roy Choi, chef (Code Conference 2017)
Kogi and LocoL chef and food truck movement co-founder Roy Choi talks with Eater's Helen Rosner about making food with a social mission in mind. He says he and his partner Daniel Patterson want healthy food to be accessible and affordable to the people of Watts and West Oakland, Calif., not just the urban centers where most foodie restaurants are found.
May 31, 2017
Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State (Code Conference 2017)
Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Walt Mossberg about the mistakes she made during the campaign and what she thinks in hindsight about criticism of her private email server and paid speeches to Goldman Sachs. Clinton says "anti-American forces" are continually trying to undermine America's security and unity and that she believes saboteurs from Russia were directly aided by Americans, likely including Donald Trump. She criticizes Facebook's spreading of "fake news" and the eagerness of the media to amplify Trump's message, but also the failures of the Democratic National Committee's "poor" data campaign in 2016 as contributing factors to her defeat. Looking forward, Clinton says she's "hopeful" that Democrats will regain control of the House of Representatives in 2018 and "hold [our] own" in the Senate.
May 31, 2017
Ruth Porat, CFO, Alphabet (Code Conference 2017)
Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how she manages spending on search and "other bets" inside of the Google parent company. Porat says clear data should inform leadership decisions and that investing too little in some areas can be as harmful as investing too much. She explains how and why Alphabet is investing in the smart home, life sciences, cloud computing and self-driving cars. The biggest risk to Google as advertising continues to drive the vast majority of Alphabet's revenue, Porat notes, is "complacency" about what's next.
May 31, 2017
Bill Simmons, CEO, The Ringer (Code Conference 2017)
The Ringer CEO Bill Simmons talks with CNBC's Julia Boorstin about his company's new partnership with Vox Media. He says the move will help him focus on creating content across a variety of formats, including podcasts. Simmons also says he's not giving up on Twitter and shares his advice for his former boss, ESPN President John Skipper. (Disclosure: Vox Media owns Recode).
May 31, 2017
Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix (Code Conference 2017)
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about the video-streaming platform's continuing push into making original TV and movies. He says current windowing practices, in which movies are exclusively in theaters for a time before they're available in the home, will inevitably go away. Hastings also explains why Netflix has backed off of working in China, why it has no plans to carry sports or ad-supported content and why Netflix is in favor of net neutrality even though the company is so big that it doesn't need it anymore.
May 31, 2017
Mary Meeker's 2017 Internet Trends Report (Code Conference 2017)
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker delivers her annual report on global trends in tech usage, media consumption, advertising, investing, M&A and more. Consumers are increasingly going to be taking pictures of — or using their voice to search for — things they used to look for by typing, Meeker says, and she argues that the rise of interactive games has important lessons for the design of all products online. She also discusses how consumers are using mobile devices, on-demand transportation services and payments apps in China and India.
May 31, 2017
Andy Rubin, CEO, Essential Products (Code Conference 2017)
Android co-founder Andy Rubin talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg about Playground Ventures, the investment firm he founded after leaving Google, which aims to anticipate how machine learning and artificial intelligence would shape a post-mobile world. Rubin discusses his new mobile company, Essential Products, which was developed in Playground's internal design studio and is developing a mobile phone, a home device and a new operating system called Ambient OS. The Essential Phone is designed to talk wirelessly to accessories that will work with other hardware down the line, including a miniature 360-degree camera for capturing VR-ready videos.
May 31, 2017
Marc Andreessen, co-founder, Andreessen Horowitz, and Reid Hoffman, partner, Greylock (Code Conference 2017)
Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about where innovation, corporate responsibility and politics in Silicon Valley are heading. Andreessen pushes back on the idea that mainstream news outlets have more share of the truth than Breitbart News, and Hoffman discusses his progressive political tech initiative Win the Future, which so far has raised "millions" of dollars. Andreessen says his firm is actively investing in bringing tech into three highly regulated and slowly growing segments of the economy — health care, education and construction — while Hoffman is interested in businesses with network effects. They also discuss the impact of new technologies like robots and autonomous vehicles on the world's jobs, and why completely new industries might be created as a result of this technological change.
May 31, 2017
Tristan Harris, Executive Director, Time Well Spent (Code Conference 2017)
Time Well Spent Executive Director Tristan Harris talks about how the tech industry manipulates the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of consumers. Harris says the built-in biases of the algorithms that deliver our news and direct our leisure time are being "hijacked" by attention-grabbing tricks and he calls for an ethical re-examination of how this "dangerous future" might be avoided.
May 31, 2017
Steve Ballmer, co-founder, Ballmer Group (Code Conference 2017)
Ballmer Group co-founder Steve Ballmer talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Kurt Wagner about USAFacts, his effort to open up data about how federal, state and local governments in the U.S. spend their money. He says he wants the site to be a nonpartisan resource for people looking for a better understanding of how the nation's finances work. He also talks about why, as a large Twitter shareholder, he still believes in the company's ability to turn its strong cultural currency into a real business. As the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Ballmer says he's also excited by a new partnership between the Clippers and a firm called Second Spectrum that will augment the game-watching experience.
May 31, 2017
Dean Baquet, Executive Editor, The New York Times (Code Conference 2017)
The New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about how the newspaper's journalists are covering President Donald Trump and why there are so many leaks coming out of Washington at the moment. Baquet acknowledges that many journalists, including him, misunderstood the "anger and anti-elitism" that elevated Trump, and defends the hiring of climate skeptic Bret Stephens as an opinion columnist, saying people on the left should be willing to hear him out. He also warns that local news is "verging on a crisis" and smaller outlets around the country may have to be rescued by technologists and philanthropists. Baquet says one of his other goals is figuring out how to update the "voice" of the Times to match the way people talk online.
May 31, 2017
Walmart eCommerce CEO Marc Lore (Code Commerce Series 2017)
Walmart eCommerce President and CEO Marc Lore talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about how Walmart's digital strategy has changed since it purchased Lore's company,, for $3 billion last year. He announces that Walmart shoppers will see their in-store purchases reflected in their online account and mobile app shopping list. Under Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, Lore says, Jet is moving faster than ever. It’s resonating with higher-income millennials and attracting higher-end brands to cater to those customers.
Mar 21, 2017
Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake (Code Commerce Series 2017)
Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about using personalized data science to help consumers find clothing that fits and looks good. Stitch Fix's personal shoppers sometimes rely only on the numbers but usually use their intuition as the "last mile" between buyers and the right clothes, which are delivered in a try-on box. Lake says recent expansions into men's and plus-size fashion are helping the company grow. She also talks about what she has learned from serving on the board of food delivery service GrubHub, which went public in 2014.
Mar 21, 2017
Walker & Company Brands CEO Tristan Walker (Code Commerce Series 2017)
Walker & Company Brands founder and CEO Tristan Walker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's attempts to tap into the "wide-open opportunity" of making health and beauty products for people of color. Walker discusses the difficulties he has faced in raising money, due to a combination of investors' general aversion to e-commerce companies and specific skepticism about how many people can benefit from a product like Walker's Bevel razor. He also explains why he's planning to keep the business independent, building something that will last 200 years or more. Later this year, Walker & Company plans to launch a line of beauty products for women that are personalized to where the buyer lives and travels.
Mar 21, 2017
Stacey Snider, Chairman and CEO, 20th Century Fox (Code Media 2017)
20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider talks with CNBC's Julia Boorstin about the movie studio's investments in new technologies, including virtual reality and augmented reality. Snider says seeing a movie she envies, like Disney's "The Jungle Book," is a powerful motivator for exploring new techniques. She says studios need to respond to the changing demands of the movie-watching audience by reconsidering — but not breaking — standard theatrical release windows. She says the goal of Twentieth Century Fox is to appeal to all audiences, regardless of politics or background.
Feb 15, 2017
Philipp Schindler, SVP & Chief Business Officer, Google (Code Media 2017)
Google SVP Philipp Schindler talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about YouTube's original programming initiative and how the company compares it to Netflix's and Amazon's. Schindler says the key differentiator is YouTube's existing fanbase, which spends more than 50 percent of its time watching video on mobile devices. He also discusses some "megatrends" in technology, including machine learning and new types of devices like wearables, which he says are coming together into an "age of smart assistants." Schindler argues that virtual reality and augmented reality are incredibly important technologies for the future of video and that Google's role is to democratize access to VR and AR.
Feb 15, 2017
Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks, National Geographic Channel (Code Media 2017)
National Geographic Channel CEO Courteney Monroe talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about how the iconic magazine and TV brand is trying to shift its business "from reverence to relevance." Initially unimpressed with NatGeo's TV programming, Monroe — an HBO veteran — was tasked by 21st Century Fox with imagining a more ambitious HBO-esque lineup. Its first scripted series, "Genius," is directed by Ron Howard and will adapt Walter Isaacson's biography of Albert Einstein. She says the company is thinking like a scrappy startup within Fox's media empire, investing much more heavily in marketing and social media to attract eyeballs to a cable channel that many viewers may not know they get.
Feb 15, 2017
Michael Kassan, CEO, MediaLink (Code Media 2017)
MediaLink CEO Michael Kassan talks about "the 3 o'clock wakeup call," the ruthless drumbeat of economic, technological and political disruption in the media business. He shares some strategies for responding to that disorder, including more careful selection of who you partner with and why transparency between business and the audience is more important than ever.
Feb 15, 2017
Chris Albrecht, President and CEO, Starz Entertainment Group (Code Media 2017)
Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about how the premium cable channel is targeting underserved TV audiences such as African-Americans, women and LGBT people — groups that also happen to be active social media users. Albrecht also hopes to reach new subscribers with less than $50,000 in annual household income, who don't have a credit card but would buy a Starz subscription card at the supermarket. He also discusses how Starz and other premium networks, including his former company HBO, are faring when they try to sell themselves to consumers directly and through Amazon, rather than through cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner.
Feb 15, 2017
Felix Salmon, Senior Editor, Fusion (Code Media 2017)
Fusion Senior Editor Felix Salmon talks about seven mistakes his team at Fusion Media Group committed, including the assumption that millennials could be made to watch TV. Also: Don't let TV people make your website.
Feb 15, 2017
Ben Thompson, founder and author, Stratechery (Code Media 2017)
Stratechery founder and author Ben Thompson talks about how the internet has impacted different types of media — text, audio and video — and what other industries such as hotels can learn from that history. He explains the power of bundling in media economics and why companies like Google and Facebook are so disruptive to that practice. After his presentation, he talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about why he started covering tech strategy instead of tech products and how, as a writer based in Taiwan, he has attracted paying subscribers in 30 countries.
Feb 15, 2017
Dan Rose, VP, Partnerships, Facebook (Code Media 2017)
Facebook VP of Partnerships Dan Rose talks with CNBC's Julia Boorstin about Facebook's plans to launch a connected TV app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung smart TVs. Rose says Facebook, which has been testing a dedicated "video tab" on the web for months, is hoping to see longer videos than the 30- to 60-second clips that currently dominate the News Feed. Rose also talks about how Facebook is working with news publishers and journalists to combat "fake news" and support news literacy. He says Facebook should label hoaxes but not prevent them from being distributed.
Feb 15, 2017
BuzzFeed Tasty General Manager Ashley McCollum and Red Rooster Harlem owner Marcus Samuelsson (Code Media 2017)
Ashley McCollum, the general manager of BuzzFeed's hit food video series Tasty, and Red Rooster Harlem owner Marcus Samuelsson talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about the changing format and audience for foodie entertainment. McCollum explains how Tasty was developed, how it reached 500 million viewers per month and how it makes money through branded content. Samuelsson, who had appeared on cooking TV shows in the past, came to Tasty last year to teach viewers how to make southern fried chicken; he also discusses how he's using platforms like Instagram and YouTube to reach diners. Also on the menu: How Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency have affected their work, with Samuelsson arguing that American food would not exist without immigrants.
Feb 15, 2017
Marty Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post (Code Media 2017)
The Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Walt Mossberg about how the Post has been covering the Trump administration, including recent reports that triggered the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Baron says that in the Trump era, political journalism must be less "access-driven," and reporters should shine a light on the upheaval in Washington, D.C. He responds to White House claims that the press is the "opposition party," discusses when the Post would use the word "lie" and explains how the paper's owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has helped shape its digital strategy.
Feb 15, 2017
Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Propagate Content co-CEO Ben Silverman (Code Media 2017)
Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Propagate Content co-CEO Ben Silverman talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about Apple's first TV programs, "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," which will be distributed on Apple Music. "Planet of the Apps" tells the story of several software developers competing for $10 million in venture capital investment; "Carpool Karaoke" is a spinoff of the popular comedy segment from "The Late Late Show With James Corden." Later in the interview, "Carpool" producer Ben Winston joins the group onstage. Cue says Apple is using its music-streaming platform as a place to try new things that competitors aren't doing, including reality TV, but won't say if Apple will offer a "skinny bundle" of TV channels. They also discuss the podcasting resurgence, what Apple can do about fake news and when Amazon will have an app on Apple TV.
Feb 14, 2017
Brian Robbins, founder and CEO, AwesomenessTV (Code Media 2017)
AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about selling his company multiple times and making media aimed at teens. Robbins says Generation Z, which is more serious, multicultural and politically engaged than millennials, wants to see itself reflected more on the screen, and is actively creating content, not just consuming it. He discusses why it's important for people in media to talk about politics, how he looks at platforms like Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube, and why he's not interested in making content for virtual reality.
Feb 14, 2017
Jason Blum, founder, Blumhouse Productions (Code Media 2017)
Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about making horror movies with directors such as M. Night Shyamalan and Jordan Peele. Blumhouse promises those filmmakers total creative control over movies like "Insidious," "The Purge" and "Split" in exchange for lower budgets. Blum calls his studio an "outsider in the Hollywood system," with a model that most other studios have struggled to replicate. Horror works better than other genres, he says, because you don't need big stars or big budgets to succeed.
Feb 14, 2017
Janine Gibson, Editor in Chief, BuzzFeed UK (Code Media 2016)
BuzzFeed UK Editor in Chief Janine Gibson talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about how shifts in both politics and the media business are changing journalism. She explains some of the differences in coverage of Brexit and Donald Trump, both of which saw intense scrutiny and criticism aimed at the media. Gibson also discusses the rise of fake news and why WikiLeaks — an organization she worked with often at the Guardian — seemingly became more raw and antagonistic in 2016.
Dec 12, 2016
Jim VandeHei, founder, Axios (Code Media 2016)
Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new not-yet-launched publication Axios, which will center on business, technology, politics and media. VandeHei argued that journalists spend too much time talking to each other, and that there is public demand for media that is smart, short and shareable. Axios will initially be supported by advertising, but VandeHei says he envisions an eventual shift to premium news subscriptions that cost $10,000 or more.
Dec 12, 2016
John Martin, CEO, Turner (Code Media 2016)
Turner CEO John Martin talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about the impact of the 2016 election on Turner-owned CNN. Martin says President-elect Donald Trump has been good for business (profits are up), even though Trump regularly tweets about his dissatisfaction with the company's flagship cable news channel. Martin notes that CNN, which he says tries to be less partisan than rivals Fox News and MSNBC, won't change its journalistic mission post-election.
Dec 12, 2016
Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce (Code Enterprise 2016)
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's complicated relationship with Microsoft, which has been both a partner and — increasingly of late — an enemy to the CRM giant. Benioff wants government regulators to more rigorously challenge M&A like Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn, which he says is an example of too much data being consolidated in one company. He also talks about how Twitter, a company Salesforce had considered buying, helped elect Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency.
Nov 28, 2016
Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn (Code Enterprise 2016)
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Kurt Wagner about the skills workers will need as technology continues to disrupt businesses in all industries. Weiner argues that the U.S. focuses too much on four-year college degrees and not enough on vocational training and certification. His desire to rethink skills training may be in part because LinkedIn now owns online education platform Lynda. He noted that, according to the World Economic Forum, new tech will displace more than five million jobs by 2020.
Nov 28, 2016
Ryan Mullenix and Yves Behar (Code Enterprise 2016)
NBBJ partner Ryan Mullenix and Fuseproject founder Yves Behar talk with Recode's Kara Swisher and Johana Bhuiyan about the changing needs of workers across the country and how new types of offices might reflect that. Mullenix is working with companies like Amazon and Samsung to rethink corporate offices, while Behar is trying to launch co-working spaces, called Canopy, which will be located closer to where people live. Behar says even iconic elements of the office like the conference room should be thrown out because they increase stress and decrease productivity.
Nov 28, 2016
John Collison, Stripe (Code Commerce 2016)
Stripe president and co-founder John Collison talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about what's next for the online payments company, including international expansion and its experiment in machine learning, dubbed "Radar." To help it combat fraud, Stripe shows its users why Radar flagged a certain purchase as untrustworthy. Collison also discusses how he evaluates Apple Pay and Android Pay and why Stripe is interested in emerging technologies like Amazon Alexa.
Nov 15, 2016
Kirsten Green, Forerunner Ventures (Code Commerce 2016)
Forerunner Ventures founder and managing partner Kirsten Green talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her investments in companies like Dollar Shave Club and, which just sold for $1 billion and $3.3 billion, respectively. She says at least five of the e-commerce companies Forerunner invests in have brick-and-mortar stores, and that the visitors to those stores are some of their best customers. Green also discusses how commerce companies and retail stores might compete with Amazon by offering a specialized experience to consumers that Jeff Bezos can't.
Nov 15, 2016
John Podesta, Chair, Hillary for America (Code Conference 2016)
Hillary for America Chair John Podesta talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and's Ezra Klein about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's strategy for defeating presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Podesta also argues that rival Senator Bernie Sanders has not permanently damaged Clinton's chances and predicts that the campaign will be able to unite Democrats before November. Podesta also discusses the continuing backlash to Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, which he acknowledges has definitely hurt her with some voters. Plus: Why should the government open up its UFO files?
Jun 03, 2016
"Mistakes Were Made," a panel about failure (Code Conference 2016)
Former General Magic executive Joanna Hoffman, former Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia and Y Combinator partner Dalton Caldwell talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about thier past entrepreneurial efforts that failed. They explain why they failed, with reasons ranging from unready technology to Supreme Court intervention, and how they moved on in different ways. Central to the discussion: How these entrepreneurs and others define what success means for them and whether that definition changes over time.
Jun 02, 2016
Sean Rad, CEO, Tinder (Code Conference 2016)
Tinder co-founder Sean Rad talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how being fired and temporarily replaced as CEO helped him learn how to be a better CEO. Now back in the top leadership role, he says Tinder currently has more than one million paying users. Rad notes the dating app is experimenting more with advertising, which is delivered via its same iconic swipe-right or swipe-left mechanism. He explains a new product for groups of friends being tested in Australia called Tinder Social that will start spreading globally soon.
Jun 02, 2016
Devin Wenig, CEO, eBay (Code Conference 2016)
Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg and Recode's Jason Del Rey about how he's trying to make the online commerce giant less, not more, like Amazon. He says the line between retail and ecommerce is disappearing, noting that the site has 165 million customers with $90 billion worth of goods sold per year. Wenig also discusses why eBay doesn't support Apple Pay and details his fascination with artificial intelligence. Plus: Same-day delivery is not the holy grail for every commerce company.
Jun 02, 2016
Nick Denton, CEO, Gawker Media (Code Conference 2016)
Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about what happened when he discovered that venture capitalist Peter Thiel was funding a lawsuit against Gawker by the professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. Denton acknowledges that news reporting can damage people's lives, and says Gawker has sometimes overreached, but defends the way his company chooses what to write and publish. He argues that tech billionaires such as Thiel should be held to account for their power and influence over society.
Jun 02, 2016
Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX and Tesla (Code Conference 2016)
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Walt Mossberg about his plans to send a one-way rocket to Mars in 2018. He estimates colonists could start arriving on the Red Planet by 2025. Musk also talks about the proliferation of electric vehicle initiatives that compete with his other company, Tesla, and why autonomous cars will become the norm. He says he doesn't see Google as a competitor, but that "Apple will be more direct." Plus: Why Musk wants more people to have access to the power of artificial intelligence.
Jun 02, 2016
Patrick Brown, CEO, Impossible Foods and Dominique Crenn, Chef (Code Conference 2016)
Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown and acclaimed professional chef Dominique Crenn talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about their efforts to change how people think about food. Brown's company has developed a plant-based meat alternative to beef that he says can outperform on taste while also having a substantially smaller impact on the environment. Crenn, meanwhile, chose not to serve any animal meat in her second San Francisco restaurant because of concerns about climate change and the meat industry's excesses.
Jun 02, 2016
Harvey Levin, Executive Producer, TMZ (Code Conference 2016)
TMZ founder Harvey Levin talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka about the business of fast-paced reporting on the entertainment world. He argues that the line between television and the internet will disappear within the next decade and disputes the notion that Peter Thiel's campaign against Gawker Media is a big deal. Levin also defends the practice of paying for photos and videos, although he says he can't remember the last time TMZ paid for a news tip.
Jun 02, 2016
Jean Liu, President, Didi Chuxing and Anthony Tan, Group CEO, Grab (Code Conference 2016)
Didi Chuxing CEO Jean Liu and Grab Group CEO Anthony Tan talk with The Verge's Walt Mossberg and Recode's Kara Swisher about operating ride-hailing services in China and Singapore, respectively. Since December, the two companies have partnered with Lyft and one another in what some have called an anti-Uber alliance. They discuss why they still subsidize ride-sharing prices even though they have raised ample cash, including, in Didi's case, $1 billion from Apple. Tan also announces that Lyft's global fleet will now be accessible through Grab's app.
Jun 02, 2016
Helena Price: I was a techie, but ... (Code Conference 2016)
Photographer Helena Price talks about the isolation of being a techie who doesn't look like the white, male, Ivy League-educated stereotype. After seven years in San Francisco, she launched a project to photograph the often unseen faces of the U.S. tech industry. Price hopes her photo project, Techies, will inspire people who do fit the stereotype to reconsider if tech is really the meritocracy they believe it to be.
Jun 02, 2016
Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco (Code Conference 2016)
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he's trying to evolve Cisco beyond its hardware roots to a business driven by software and online services. No one company can do everything, Robbins says, which is why he has partnered with and invested in many other tech companies and startups. Perhaps the best-known of those partners: Apple. Robbins also discusses the internet of things and what he thinks of hot enterprise startups that compete with Cisco, such as Slack.
Jun 02, 2016
Steve Hilton says politics is broken and tech can fix it (Code Conference 2016)
Crowdpac CEO Steve Hilton presents a data-based critique of modern American politics. Government is where meaningful change happens, he says, but people are less and less interested in either voting or running for office. He proposes that technology can overcome this apathy and break up the entrenched power of political insiders.
Jun 02, 2016
Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter and DeRay Mckesson, Activist, #BlackLivesMatter (Code Conference 2016)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about how Twitter can both help and hurt political causes such as #BlackLivesMatter. Dorsey acknowledges that Twitter has often failed to prevent abuse and says he's trying to help it reach its full potential without compromising users' safety. The two talk about their sometimes conflicting opinions of how Twitter should grow, and Mckesson pitches his ideas for applying social media to protests, which he calls "telling the truth in public."
Jun 02, 2016
Cynthia Germanotta says online harassment needs "big solutions" (Code Conference 2016)
Born This Way Foundation President Cynthia Germanotta, the mother of pop music star Lady Gaga, announces the official launch of the anti-harassment campaign Hack Harassment. She tells the story of how a college-age Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, was taunted and harassed to the point of depression. Hack Harassment is a collaboration among Born This Way, Intel, Vox Media and Recode, but Germanotta argues that a much larger effort is needed to solve the problem. She challenges Code attendees to take the #HackHarassment pledge at
Jun 01, 2016
Sheryl Sandberg and Mike Schroepfer, COO and CTO, Facebook (Code Conference 2016)
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CTO Mike Shroepfer talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about the two controversies recently faced by the social media giant: Board member Peter Thiel's vendetta against Gawker Media and allegations that Facebook's trending topics were chosen with a liberal bias. Sandberg says Thiel was acting independently and will remain on the board, while Schroepfer reiterates that Facebook found no "systematic bias" but is still trying to communicate openly. Plus: Where does Facebook's platform go from here and should publishers be afraid of that answer?
Jun 01, 2016
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, Co-Chairs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Code Conference 2016)
Bill and Melinda Gates talk with The Verge's Walt Mossberg about the sixth anniversary of the Gates Foundation's Giving Pledge, which commits billionaires to give most of their wealth to charitable causes. They argue that many wealthy entrepreneurs underestimate their own ability to apply business innovation to philanthropy. Melinda Gates is currently focused on improving women's access to contraception, while Bill Gates says vaccination efforts in the Middle East will completely wipe out polio worldwide by 2017. He also discusses how he views recent advances in artificial intelligence: "The dream is finally arriving."
Jun 01, 2016
Yuri Milner wants to send tiny robots to space (Code Conference 2016)
enture capitalist Yuri Milner projects what it will take for humans to expand their understanding of space. A tiny device called a StarChip, weighing less than one gram, can be paired with a LightSail to make an unmanned "nanocraft," which can go much deeper into space than humans on a chemically fueled ship. Milner says nanocrafts face several challenges today, but should be feasible within 25-30 years.
Jun 01, 2016
Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google (Code Conference 2016)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg about why Google thinks it can beat Apple, Amazon and Microsoft to make artificial intelligence easier and more helpful for every consumer. He says Google wants to offer smarter privacy controls, so that users might save certain types of conversations forever and wipe others off the record. Plus: Pichai adds that the company is investing more into its flagship Nexus devices for the Android operating system, but will not make its own smartphone without an OEM partner.
Jun 01, 2016
Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM (Code Conference 2016)
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how her company is rethinking its place in the tech world, 105 years after its founding. She explains what IBM has learned from a decade of work in artificial intelligence, which Rometty prefers to call "cognitive solutions," and why AI will affect every business decision within the next five years. She also argues that no modern company is B2B or B2C; instead, all of them are B2I, or Business-to-Individual.
Jun 01, 2016
Mary Meeker's 2016 Internet Trends Report (Code Conference 2016)
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker delivers her annual internet trends report. She says "easy growth is behind us" as the newest internet users are coming from less developed and less affluent countries. Meeker also delves into artificial intelligence, Snapchat brand integrations, changes to live sports viewing habits, car industry innovation and the rise of millennial consumers, among many other topics. Visit to see all 213 of Meeker's slides and follow along.
Jun 01, 2016
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Code Conference 2016)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg and Recode's Kara Swisher about her efforts to stop Ebola, Dengue fever and the Zika virus in the poorest parts of the world. She explains why Zika rose so rapidly without warning and what affected countries like Brazil and Colombia can do to slow it down. Next on the to-do list: Wiping out African sleeping sickness.
Jun 01, 2016
Mark Fields, CEO, Ford (Code Conference 2016)
Ford CEO Mark Fields talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka about whether we're seeing the beginning of the end for private car ownership. Fields argues that cars are still important in many parts of the world but that rising city populations, autonomous cars and government regulation will reduce urban car density. He said Ford is ready to do battle with tech giants like Uber and Google, but he also wants to keep competitors like Tesla on a "level playing field" by subjecting them to the same dealership laws that Ford has to follow.
Jun 01, 2016
Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon (Code Conference 2016)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talks with The Verge's Walt Mossberg about the "gigantic" potential of artificial intelligence to change everything from shopping to self-driving cars. Bezos also discusses his purchase of the Washington Post in 2013, which he says is transforming from a local to a global institution. He explains why he opposes both Peter Thiel's campaign against Gawker Media and Donald Trump's attempts to "freeze or chill" press scrutiny. Plus: Why Bezos's other company, Blue Origin, is trying to lower the cost of entrepreneurship in space.
Jun 01, 2016
Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos (Code Commerce 2016)
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the online shoe retailer's shift to "holacracy," where employees have no traditional bosses. He also discusses why Zappos operates near-independently from its parent company Amazon, which follows a completely different corporate culture. Hseih says Zappos may adapt its bottom-up company structure into software that it can sell to other corporations.
May 18, 2016
Julie Wainwright, CEO, The RealReal (Code Commerce 2016)
The RealReal Founder and CEO Julie Wainwright talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about whether we're in a repeat of the dot-com bubble, when she was the CEO of She discusses how fashion consumers' demands have evolved since the 2008 financial collapse, with value now driving purchase decisions more than before. Wainwright also explains how The RealReal won over luxury brands that were once wary of the company's consignment sales model.
May 18, 2016
Jason Goldberger, Chief Digital Officer, Target (Code Commerce 2016)
Target Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldberger talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about building up the retailer's digital offerings to compete with Amazon and Walmart. Goldberger says that Target has learned a lot since Cyber Monday 2015, when its website couldn't handle record web traffic. Plus: Why does Target not yet accept Apple Pay or Android Pay, and why is it partnering with startups like Instacart and Curbside?
May 18, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Jason Mante, Head of UX, Vine, and Meridith Valiando Rojas, CEO, DigiTour Media
Feb 29, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment
Sony Entertainment CEO and Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton talks with Peter Kafka about how Sony has changed since its high-profile hack in 2014. He also discusses the surprising gold rush in television and how TV show creators compare the panoply of video outlets, from cable TV networks such as AMC to streaming services like Netflix.
Feb 29, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Shane Smith, CEO, Vice Media, and Spike Jonze, Co-President, Viceland
To close out the first night of Code/Media 2016, Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher sit down with Shane Smith, the founder and CEO of Vice Media, and Spike Jonze, the co-president of Viceland. They discuss why Vice is launching a cable channel and how it's trying to make its mark with diverse, "edgy" content such as a new show hosted by Ellen Page called "Gaycation," and news tailor-made for Generation Y.
Feb 28, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Joe Marchese, President, Fox Networks Advanced Advertising
Fox Networks executive Joe Marchese talks with Peter Kafka about why online advertising is broken and why even he thinks ad blockers are a rational choice for consumers. He argues that online video ads are a "rigged" game full of uneven standards for measuring ad engagement. Plus: How Fox is trying to combat these trends.
Feb 28, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Angelica Nwandu, Founder, The Shade Room, and Matt Bellassai, Comedian
The Shade Room founder Angelica Nwandu and "Whine About It!" star Matt Bellassai talk with Peter Kafka about being 25-year-old social media and video stars. Nwandu chronicles how her "unapologetically black" Instagram personality brand has become prominent enough to make celebrities show up in the comments section; Bellassai recently left BuzzFeed to strike out on his own as a comedian on Facebook Video.
Feb 27, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Mike Hopkins, CEO, Hulu
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins talks with Peter Kafka about how the site can distinguish itself from online video rivals Netflix and Amazon, including via its own original series such as "Casual" and "11.22.63." He also discusses Hulu's relationship with the networks that provide most of the content and its recent split into two subscription models: One with ads and a more expensive version for "ad avoiders."
Feb 27, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Jessica Lessin, Founder, The Information; Daniel Roth, ExecutiveEditor, LinkedIn; and John Ridding, CEO, Financial Times
How do you distribute and make money from journalism in 2016? Peter Kafka convenes a panel of three executives chasing three different models to find out: At Jessica Lessin's The Information, readers are charged for access to premium content; at Daniel Roth's LinkedIn, the content is free but tied in to the company's large career network; and, recently, John Ridding's Financial Times has shifted to a mixture of paid subscriptions and advertising.
Feb 26, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Bob Bowman, President, Major League Baseball Advanced Media
To start the second day of Code/Media 2016, Major League Baseball's Bob Bowman talks with Walt Mossberg about how his Advanced Media unit will be spun out from the baseball business to reflect its work with the NHL, NFL and even HBO, among others. He discusses the current limits of livestreaming video content over the Internet and what will be possible in the future.
Feb 25, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Casey Wasserman, CEO, Wasserman
Wasserman CEO Casey Wasserman talks with CNBC's Julia Boorstin about how sports marketing and TV rights will be affected by changing trends in television distribution, consumption and advertising. Plus: Can social media storytelling platforms like Snapchat stories and Twitter Moments compete with traditional experiences? And why don't we know anything about the people who attend live sports?
Feb 25, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Dao Nguyen, Publisher, BuzzFeed, and Alex MacCallum, Video SVP, the New York Times
BuzzFeed publisher Dao Nguyen and Alex MacCallum, who leads video and audience development for the New York Times, talk with Jason Del Rey about how both media giants are trying to stay innovative. For example: Is partnering with Facebook Instant Articles or Snapchat Discover a viable path forward? And in what ways can both sites try to expand their brands and audiences?
Feb 24, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Erik Huggers, CEO, Vevo
Vevo CEO Erik Huggers talks with Peter Kafka about how the company racks up 17 billion music video views per month, what makes it different from YouTube and whether Vevo is just a "pass-through" for the music industry. Huggers also discusses Vevo's plans to roll out a paid subscription option, perhaps as soon as this year.
Feb 23, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Gabe Leydon, CEO, Machine Zone
Machine Zone CEO Gabe Leydon talks with Peter Kafka about the free-to-play gaming business, where his company has found success with Game of War: Fire Age and Mobile Strike. He discusses how smartphone games attract new players who pay nothing to start, and then make money off of them later. Plus: Why media companies ignore performance marketing data at their own peril.
Feb 23, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Nigel Eccles, CEO, FanDuel
FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles talks with Peter Kafka about how his company got into daily fantasy sports and the legal challenges to the format that have followed. He also discusses competition with rival daily fantasy company DraftKings while keeping an eye on bigger companies such as Yahoo and ESPN that might jump in. Plus: Eccles responds to critics like comedian John Oliver who say daily fantasy sites are a ripoff.
Feb 23, 2016
Code/Media 2016: John Skipper, President, ESPN
ESPN President and Disney Media Networks co-Chairman John Skipper talks with Peter Kafka about how the massive Disney-owned sports network is trying to stay competitive amid fears of cable TV stagnation. Plus: Why is ESPN changing its tune on eSports, and what's behind The Undefeated, its new vertical focused on people of color?
Feb 18, 2016
Code/Media 2016: Joanna Coles, Editor in Chief, Cosmopolitan
To kick off our Code/Media 2016 conference, Cosmopolitan Editor in Chief Joanna Coles talks with Kara Swisher about why Cosmo still makes a magazine and whether the print version would ever go away. They also debate if Snapchat represents the future of media and what effect virtual reality pornography will have on society.
Feb 18, 2016
Code/Mobile 2015: Jawbone founder and CEO Hosain Rahman
Jawbone has been making wearables longer than almost anyone else. Onstage at Code/Mobile, CEO Hosain Rahman explains what he's learned in that time and why he thinks wearables haven't had their "iPhone moment" yet. Interview by Kara Swisher.
Oct 13, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
Next year, the FCC aims to raise billions of dollars through its wireless spectrum auction, which is at the center of the current fight among cell carriers. At Code/Mobile, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel talks with Ina Fried about the auction and more.
Oct 13, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg
Ericsson isn't in the handset business anymore, and the company is now hard at work on the technology that will link all your Internet-connected devices. Onstage at Code/Mobile, CEO Hans Vestberg talks about 5G and the "Internet of Things." Interview by Ina Fried.
Oct 13, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: Facebook VP of Messaging Product David Marcus
Facebook spun out its own Messenger app, bought WhatsApp and is working on a lot of nifty integrations for them. At Code/Mobile, Facebook messaging chief David Marcus talks about acquisitions, WeChat, AI and more. Interview by Kara Swisher and Kurt Wagner.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: Redpoint Ventures Partner Andy Rubin
"Father" of Android Andy Rubin thinks the next wave of computing will be "some form of AI," that eventually all of our data will be turned into grist for the cloud computing data mills. He's looking forward to it and explains what his startup incubator is doing to prep for it. Interview by Walt Mossberg.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: AT&T Mobility President and CEO Glenn Lurie
The arc of technology is long and bends toward connectedness. So says AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie onstage at Code/Mobile, talking smartphones, the FCC, cars and more. Interview by Ina Fried.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: BMW adviser Mark Platshon and Nauto founder Stefan Heck
BMW adviser Mark Platshon thinks that autonomous driving isn't a tech dalliance; there's a moral imperative because of the lives it saves. He talks about it with Ina Fried and Nauto founder Stefan Heck at Code/Mobile.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: PayPal's Bill Ready and Chase's Gavin Michael
The banks don't think they'll unseat PayPal anytime soon, and Paypal feels the same way about the banks. Chase's Gavin Michael and PayPal's Bill Ready explain why in conversation with Jason Del Rey at Code/Mobile.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: Nissan researcher Maarten Sierhuis and Qualcomm's Chris Borroni-Bird
Tech companies like Apple and Google hog most of the attention when it comes to self-driving cars, but that doesn't mean auto makers are rolling over. Nissan's Maarten Sierhuis and Qualcomm's Chris Borroni-Bird explain what the car companies are up to.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park
Fitbit CEO James Park says that the fitness trackers won't end up in your junk drawer. He tells Lauren Goode and Ina Fried positive peer pressure keeps people attached to them, and so far, Wall Street seems to be buying it.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: BlackBerry CEO John Chen
At Code/Mobile, BlackBerry CEO John Chen tells Ina Fried that if the company doesn't sell enough phones in the next year, it might get out of the handset business altogether. He has something else in mind, anyway.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong
Talking with Kara Swisher onstage at Code/Mobile, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong makes the case for why his company and its recent acquirer, Verizon, are a natural fit. He also dives deep into AOL's biggest assets, and how one manages editorial properties from the business side.
Oct 12, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: Google SVP Amit Singhal
Amit Singhal runs all of Google search, which includes everything from AI to the company's original profit engine. Onstage with Kara Swisher at Code/Mobile, Singhal talks about how Google is transforming its search business.
Oct 09, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: Apple VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey
What's the endgame of Apple Pay? How popular is it? How can Apple convince retailers to accept it? Apple Pay boss Jennifer Bailey addresses these key questions (and more!) in an interview onstage at the Code/Mobile conference. Interview by Ina Fried.
Oct 09, 2015
Code/Mobile 2015: Twitter SVP of Product Kevin Weil
Twitter finally has its CEO, and it's rolling out new products. But what comes next? What is Twitter doing to grow its audience? At Code/Mobile, Twitter product guru Kevin Weil tells Kara Swisher how the company is positioning itself for the future.
Oct 08, 2015
Code/Enterprise New York 2015: Goldman Sachs CIO Marty Chavez
Marty Chavez is Goldman Sachs' technology boss, running an engineering operation that's larger than Facebook's. Onstage at Code/Enterprise: New York 2015, Chavez told Kara Swisher how he went from a New Mexico monastery to Goldman, and more.
Oct 02, 2015
Code/Enterprise New York 2015: EMC President David Goulden
EMC President David Goulden oversees a sprawling, complex enterprise tech business. Onstage at Code/Enterprise: New York 2015, Goulden told Arik Hesseldahl why he disagrees with splitting up EMC, which activist investors have been pressuring him to do.
Oct 02, 2015
Code/Enterprise New York 2015: Okta CEO Todd McKinnon
Okta uses cloud technology to manage the login information for large companies, a business that's helped it secure a $1.2 billion valuation. At our Code/Enterprise Series: New York 2015 event, CEO Todd McKinnon tells Arik Hesseldahl and Jason Del Rey about why he's already looking toward an IPO, and more.
Oct 02, 2015
An Evening with Code/Media: AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan
Peter Kafka talks with AMC CEO Josh Sapan about the future of pay TV, premium video content and how networks will make money as everything moves to the Internet.
Sep 12, 2015
An Evening with Code/Media: New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet explains how the Times is evolving into a digital-first media company, in conversation with Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher.
Sep 12, 2015
An Evening with Code/Media: Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer
Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer talks with Jason Del Rey about the commerce business that powers his company, and opens up about the games CEOs have to play with the press.
Sep 12, 2015
President Barack Obama: The Kara Swisher Interview
President Barack Obama sat for an interview with Kara Swisher covering cyber warfare, diversity in tech hiring, the White House's relationship with Silicon Valley and the president's own gadgets of choice.
Jun 21, 2015
Secretary Hillary Clinton: The Kara Swisher Interview
Clinton talked with Kara Swisher at the Lead On Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women about gender discrimination in tech, the NSA and her presidential aspirations.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Senator Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks about Silicon Valley libertarians, the big banks, income inequality and investing in education and infrastructure.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Apple Senior Vice President Jeff Williams
Apple operations chief Jeff Williams dishes to Walt Mossberg about the Apple Watch, cars and more.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann
Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann discusses building a sustainable business, gender diversity and more with Walt Mossberg.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: GoPro CEO Nick Woodman
GoPro CEO Nick Woodman talks with Kara Swisher about cameras, drones, virtual reality and more.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Reddit Interim CEO Ellen Pao
Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao talks to Kara Swisher about her lawsuit, the social news website and more.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Target CEO Brian Cornell
Target CEO Brian Cornell talks with Jason Del Rey and Kara Swisher about retailers securing their data, how being a box store is actually an asset and more.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure inherited the third-largest wireless carrier in the country, and he tells Ina Fried that he doesn't just want to save the company, but turn it into number one.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Google Chief Business Office Omid Kordestani
Kara Swisher interviews Google's Chief Business Officer, Omid Kordestani, about the company's revenue, mobile products and its secret projects.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: The "Empire" Creators and Crew
Kara Swisher and Wat Mossberg talk with the cast and creators of Fox's "Empire" about the TV show's social media-powered success.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Oculus co-founder and CEO Brendan Iribe
Oculus co-founder and CEO Brendan Iribe talks with Walt Mossberg about the future of virtual reality, with price tags and everything.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz
Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz talks about the state of enterprise software with Arik Hesseldahl and Walt Mossberg.
Jun 21, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky
In conversation with Kara Swisher, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks about his company's rapid growth, and what a million room bookings per night means in the long run.
Jun 20, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra
Xiaomi's Hugo Barra dives deep into his company's plans for the future internationally, onstage with Walt Mossberg.
Jun 20, 2015
Code Conference 2015: BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti and Ben Smith
BuzzFeed's business and editorial leads talk about doing cat photos and "high-impact journalism", as well as being dominant on a variety of different platforms.
Jun 20, 2015
Code Conference 2015: GM CEO Mary Barra
GM CEO Mary Barra talks about software in cars, safety and what self-driving cars mean for the automotive industry.
Jun 20, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel
Evan Spiegel talks with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg about Snapchat's business, diversity, leadership and more.
Jun 20, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Slack's Stewart Butterfield, Houzz's Adi Tatarko and Stripe's Patrick Collison
The founders of Stripe, Slack and Houzz talk about launching a company with Kara Swisher and Liz Gannes.
Jun 20, 2015
Code Conference 2015: CBS CEO Les Moonves
CBS chief Les Moonves on how legacy media is getting ready for a streaming-heavy world, and why CBS and Viacom are never getting back together.
Jun 20, 2015
Code Conference 2015: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour
Embattled Twitter CEO Dick Costolo onstage at the Code Conference with Periscope chief Kayvon Beykpour, talking about Costolo's job security and how Twitter can make more money.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Enterprise 2015: Kevin Mandia
FireEye exec and cyber security expert Kevin Mandia talks about the Sony hack and what it means for tech at our event in San Francisco.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Enterprise 2015: San Francisco: Box CEO Aaron Levie
Box CEO Aaron Levie gives his perspectives on a variety of tech trends including Re/codes upcoming cloud security product and Silicon Valley?s magic word for raising your valuation.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Enterprise 2015: Domo CEO Josh James
Founder and CEO of Domo, Josh James, attempts to makes sense of his company?s huge $2 billion valuation at this year?s Code/Enterprise event.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Enterprise 2015: San Francisco: Intel SVP Diane Bryant
Intel SVP Diane Bryant talks with Arik Hesseldahl about how Intel is growing to encompass new areas like networking and storage gear in a market constantly being disrupted with new technologies.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Twitter and Medium founder Ev Williams
The man who co-founded Blogger and then Twitter explains what he's doing with Medium.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara dishes about movie streaming, theater release schedules and what he could have done during the Sony hack.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: New York Times CEO Mark Thompson
New York Times CEO Mark Thompson explains how the paper of record plans to build a sustainable business in the digital age.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: YouTube's Robert Kyncl and United Talent Agency's Jeremy Zimmer
"Hollywood meets Silicon Valley when YouTube's Robert Kyncl and United Talent Agency's Jeremy Zimmer pair up in an interview at this year's Code/Media conference to give their takes on current media trends."
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Vessel founder Jason Kilar
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar explains why passionate fans will pay $3 a month for his latest video service, Vessel, which is YouTube's newest challenger.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Chelsea Handler
"Why did Chelsea Handler quit her hit talk show after seven years, and why did she decide to team up with Netflix to launch a new one? Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka find out. "
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge
Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge says the music industry needs to shift away from free, ad-supported music and toward services paid for by you, the listener.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Rookie editor-in-chief Tavi Gevinson
Teen phenom Tavi Gevinson talks about her magazine, fashion blog, becoming a role model and finishing high school.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Gawker Media boss and owner Nick Denton
What does Gawker Media's Web publishing pioneer Nick Denton do now, at a time when many Web publishers have either raised big sums of venture capital and/or created a model based mostly on feeding Facebook's two choices Denton says he rejects.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox
Meet the man who fills your news feed: Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: The Chernin Group CEO Peter Chernin
Peter Chernin helped build some of the most important properties on your TV guide. Now he's trying to do the same for stuff you'll watch on your browser and on your phone.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Tyler, the Creator and WhaleRock's Lloyd Braun
What if celebrities controlled their own platforms? That's the pitch behind a series of networks that Whalerock Industries is launching, starting with one from Tyler, the Creator.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Pinterest's Joanne Bradford and Twitter's Adam Bain
In this interview, Pinterest's Joanne Bradford and Twitter's Adam Bain discuss how Pinterest wants to make money, and how Twitter wants to make more.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: BuzzFeed EVP of video Ze Frank and screenwriter John August
Screenwriter John August and BuzzFeed video chief Ze Frank helped kick off the Code/Media conference, providing a good look at two very different approaches to modern media.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Pandora founder Tim Westergren
Pandora founder Tim Westergren makes the case for free music streaming, and talks about where Internet radio stands in the era of on-demand music streaming.
Jun 20, 2015
Code/Media 2015: Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban closes out Code/Media 2015 with this energetic, thorough and provocative interview that spans net neutrality, YouTube and Shark Tank.
Jun 19, 2015
Code/Mobile 2014: Kim Kardashian
Kara Swisher interviews Kim Kardashian at Code/Mobile 2014 to find out how she has used technology to aid in her celebrity and success and what it means to overshare in the social media space. Listen as Kim talks about how she uses tech to bypass traditional media and engage directly with her fans.
Jun 19, 2015
Code Conference 2014: Google co-founder Sergey Brin
During the inaugural Code Conference, Google co-founder Sergey Brin unveiled the company's self-driving car. Brin, who directs special projects at the Google X research division, also touched on other hot topics, including Google Glass, NSA surveillance, flaws in the patent system and his own antisocial tendencies. Interviewed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.
Jun 19, 2015
Code Conference 2014: Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine
Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine offer three reasons for Apple's $3 billion deal to acquire the music company: The talent, the headphones and the subscription music service.They also talk about Beats' failed deal with HTC, improvements that need to be made to Apple TV and the future of the Beats brand. Interviewed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.
Jun 19, 2015