Pivot

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 Sep 25, 2019
SG has nice insights but the lady can get a bit off track and besides the point, not necessarily interested in her social network.


 Aug 23, 2019

Ayre
 Aug 4, 2019
Mostly just listen for SG's insights which are always unique. I find KS mostly annoying as she cuts short interesting discussions or just brags about her social connections. Not sure if it's just some schtick she's going for or what.

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Every 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. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Episode Date
Twitter and the Saudis, Facebook’s 'Switcharoo', and the 2020 digital ads race
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Kara and Scott talk about former Twitter employees who were spying on user data for Saudi Arabia. They also talk about a big leak of internal Facebook emails that further shows Facebook's conniving use of data. A year out from the 2020 election, a new progressive PAC is trying to beat Donald Trump in the digital ad space. Kara and Scott agree it's a drop in the bucket. Scott bids a farewell to his presidential hopeful and "dreamy man crush" Beto. Kara's win is Airbnb's transparent handling of a few recent incidents. Meanwhile, in fails, SAT-takers names and data are being sold to elite universities ... so those schools can have a higher rejection rate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
Twitter will stop running political ads ... your move, Facebook
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Kara and Scott celebrate Jack Dorsey announcing that Twitter will not be running political ads anymore. That puts Facebook on the spot. They talk about Kara's interview with Edward Snowden on her other podcast Recode Decode. In streaming wars news, HBOMax is joining and sweeping up all the content. How will net neutrality affect the streaming wars? In listener mail, we dig into a new bill introduced in Congress that would force big social media platforms to loosen their hold on user data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
The screw-up-billionaire, quantum computers, and the skewering of Zuckerberg
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Kara and Scott take a victory lap as SoftBank buys out Adam Neumann, the founder of weWork for a cool $1.7 billion. They talk about what the future might hold, now that Google has unveiled its quantum computer. Tesla proved Scott wrong and came out with some really big earnings this week. We also hear from Senior Recode reporter, Peter Kafka about what to expect from the streaming wars as Apple debuts its own platform. Winners are the women of Congress, who absolutely skewered Mark Zuckerberg in a Congressional hearing. Here is more information on Peter Kafka's Code Media Conference! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg the free speech jester, and Marc Benioff the class traitor
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Kara and Scott met up at Stanford University (where they were both rejected from) for a live Pivot! They talk about the decline of applicants to elite M.B.A. programs, free speech in China and how Zuckerberg says he thinks free speech functions at Facebook. They get into Amazon's foray into the healthcare sector. They take questions from the audience on the Canadian elections, weWork and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
LIVE at the Podcast Upfronts in NYC!
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Kara and Scott meet up at the Podcast Upfronts in NYC. And we make a special announcement...wait for it... WE'RE GOING TO 2 DAYS A WEEK! BOOM! They also talk about the likelihood that weWork has layoffs and declares bankruptcy. They talk about Bill Gates' ties to Jeffrey Epstein, Win: Elizabeth Warren intentionally submitted a Facebook political ad with false information on it to show the platform's failures. Fail: the crumbling of Facebook's cryptocurrency, Libra. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
Going after venture capital culture and the unicorn industrial complex
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Kara and Scott talk about feuds with VC's, billionaires paying fewer taxes than the working class and tech companies folding to Chinese state media pressure. They take a listener mail question about Sidewalk Labs and the right way to make smart cities. They're concerned with the Turkish president's use of Twitter to announce an invasion of Syria. A win is Andrew Yang's $10-million boost in Q3. And Kara comes with her own prediction this week, that Michael Bloomberg is going to jump into the presidential race. (Also a big warm welcome to the Pivot team's newest favorite member, Kara's baby, Clara Jo!!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg’s leaky staff and the silver lining to WeWork’s downfall
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Someone inside Facebook secretly recorded Mark Zuckerberg for two hours and sent the audio to The Verge’s Casey Newton; Kara interviews Casey about his scoop and gets Scott’s take on Zuckerberg’s apparent fear of President Elizabeth Warren. They also talk about why WeWork CEO Adam Neumann may have to go into the Unicorn Protection Program and why the company’s canceled IPO is a victory for the public markets. Plus: Kara dares Twitter to take responsibility for President Trump’s Tweets, and The Big Dog adopts a puppy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2019
LIVE from Toronto, Kara and Scott go international!
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Kara and Scott are live at the Elevate in Toronto -- Pivot's first international appearance! They talk about the continued implosion at weWork and CEO Adam Neumann stepping down. They ask -- have we reached peak "founder"? Wins are whistleblowers and Phoebe Waller-Bridge who is helping Amazon outpace Netflix in streaming content.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2019
Uber is 'disruptive and drunk', weWork is 'just drunk', and Pivot turns 1!
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Happy 1st anniversary to Pivot! Kara and Scott talk about weWork's halted IPO (we'll take partial credit). They talk about Amazon manipulating its algorithm to present more of its own products in search. Facebook is making its own "Supreme Court", is it just a band-aid? Should Kara Swisher be one of the Justices? (Yes). Fail: Trudeau -- and the (STILL) Governor of Virginia -- wearing black face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2019
'I love Amazon. Let's break it up'
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Scott joins Land of the Giants host, Jason Del Rey, live on stage at the Code Commerce conference in New York City. Scott tells Jason that Amazon needs to be broken up - and which parts of the company should be spun off first. They discuss Amazon’s ultimate impact on us as consumers, who are the companies left that can really compete with Amazon, and question the idea that we live in an era of innovation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2019
LIVE! From the Lesbians Who Tech Summit
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Kara and Scott talk at the annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit in New York City. Scott is dubbed a #LezBro. They discuss 48 state AG's putting forth an antitrust probe into Google. They love it. Kara comes with her new augmented reality glasses -- she thinks they're the future, Scott disagrees. WeWork's biggest investor encouraged them not to go forward with their IPO -- it's either because Pivot has gone so hard after them or because their S-1 is utter nonsense. Kara's win is Chrissy Teigen taking on Trump on Twitter. Scott's win is California's new law protecting gig workers. And they answer audience questions about how tech can be a better place for the LGBTQ community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2019
Is Uber super f*cked? Let’s ask “Super Pumped” author Mike Isaac
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Kara and Scott bring on NYTimes reporter, Mike Isaac, to talk about his new book "Super Pumped: the Battle for Uber". They pick his brain about all the Silicon Valley drama around the ride-share company. Scott's win is Walmart for taking action in the gun-control debate. Mike comes prepared with his own fail and calls out Twitter for the hacking of Jack Dorsey's account. Scott is predicting that weWork doesn't ever actually go public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2019
Peloton “sells happiness” and bedbugs take over Twitter
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Kara and Scott talk Peloton's S-1 ... is it the WeWork of exercise or an innovation in happiness? They also talk about Facebook's newest attempt to undercut Snapchat. Kara's fail is journalists who can't take a joke. And for the first time ... Pivot is taking listener mail! This week, Scott gets pushback from a listener in Minnesota on his Tesla views. PLUS: we get the inside scoop on how Scott comes up with his predictions (spoiler: it's more than shaking a Magic-8 ball). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2019
DoorDash is still stealing tips. And is Tesla for sale?
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Kara and Scott are back in the studio to talk about Trump bringing foreign policy to Twitter, state AG's taking on big tech and Tesla possibly being bought by Volkswagen (what a world!) Meanwhile, Scott's planning to buy Uzbekistan. Kara and Scott both think DoorDash taking tip money from its delivery people is a fail -- DoorDash, Pivot is watching you. And you heard it here first, Scott's big prediction this week is that Spotify will roll out hardware in the future. Warning: there are expletives used in this podcast ... per usual. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2019
LIVE! From NYC it's Kara and Scott
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Kara and Scott meet up in New York City for an extra, unfiltered Pivot in front of a live audience. They recap some of the news already happening this week like "The Business Roundtable" redefining their mission statement to include stakeholders. Kara and Scott revisit some of the wins and fails of the the first half of 2019. And they take on burning questions from the audience. WARNING: this episode contains more expletives than usual. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2019
Sharks, WeWork & Tumblr's tumble from grace
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Kara and Scott take on sharks, summer in New England, WeWork's IPO and Tumblr's fall. They also talk about how trade-wars with China are slowing down tech. Scott had a win this week when Nike added a "rundle" subscription service. Scott also gives a win shoutout to Harvard professor Raj Chetty for his research on how class and race function in US society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2019
Hate on 8chan and why Scott's not quitting Equinox
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Kara and Scott talk about Cloudfare dropping 8chan after its latest link to domestic terrorism and hate speech. They also talk about SoulCycle and Equinox's links to the Trump campaign. Kara's ready to dump SoulCycle, but Scott's holding out on Equinox. They also talk about Facebook rebranding WhatsApp and Instagram. Scott's getting Apple's new titanium card (apparently it could kill a person). And in predictions Scott thinks the TheRealReal's stock is about to get real.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2019
Facebook wants to read your mind. What could possibly go wrong?
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Kara and Scott talk about the debates and how questions about big tech...well, didn't really come up. They also talk about Amazon and Apple earnings and how "wearables" are having a moment. In wins we have FOIA and transparency around tech companies and how they interact with ICE. And in predictions, Scott says stop trying to make fake bacon happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2019
The Mueller hearing, Facebook's fine, and revisiting The Case of Al Franken
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This week, your hosts Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway revisit the democratic presidential nominee race, and talk about the Mueller hearing. In wins and fails, they talk about revisiting controversies like Al Franken's. In predictions, they take a short trip down memory lane as they go over some of Scott's recent predictions-come-true. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2019
Peter Thiel is Pennywise, Trump's racist tweets, and Kara meets the Yang Gang
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This week, Scott wants to scoop on all of Kara's interviews with presidential candidates. Then, Scott and Kara chat Facebook's measly $5 billion fine and Disney's massive staying power.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2019
Epstein's Out, Rapinoe's In, Plus a Social Media-Less Summit
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This week Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway are together in D.C.; we repeat: they are together in D.C.! They chat Jeffrey Epstein and double jeopardy, President Trump's social media summit (where no major social media networks were invited?), and whether or not start up culture is dead. The pair also celebrate Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Navy, and they contemplate what Kara should ask Pete Buttigieg about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2019
Fish and Chips and Biden and Harris and Reddit and Twitter
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This week, Kara calls in from London! In addition to their excitement for the Women's World Cup, Scott and Kara talk about Zuckerberg's Aspen interview, the Democratic primary debates, and Twitter's decision to label politicians’ tweets that violates its terms of service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2019
TikTok, Time's Up on Facebook's Content Moderation Sites
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When Scott Galloway is away, Kara Swisher will play... with The Verge's Casey Newton! This week, Kara and Casey get down and dirty about Bodies in Seats, Casey's exposé on the terrible conditions inside Facebook's North American content moderation sites. In predictions, Casey explores what the teens are playing with these days (#TikTok), and whether or not Chinese sanctions will make sure it doesn't last. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2019
Facebook's New Money and Slack's New Valuation
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This week, Kara is in New York! And Scott's in... France? So close yet so far as usual, our hosts chat about Facebook's venture into cryptocurrency, Tim Cook's Stanford commencement speech, and YouTube for kids. In wins and fails, looks like Slack is killing it, and a stressed out Sheryl Sandberg is decidedly not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2019
Pivot LIVE! From the 2019 Code Conference
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This week's Pivot is live from the Code Conference in Arizona. Kara and Scott talk regulations for the tech industry and why we need more female CEOs so we don't feel bad about firing the bad ones. Also, our hosts review some of their old predictions and see just how spot on they were about Lyft, Snap, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2019
The FTC and DOJ are Stayin' Alive, and YouTube backtracks on bigotry
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This week, Kara and Scott talk breaking down the big boys (Facebook, Google, etc) and YouTube kicking out the bad boys ("free speech" haters). Wins and fails this week include the revival of the FTC and DOJ, and some Bernie Sanders grandstanding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2019
Deepfake takedowns, white supremacy on Twitter, and the companies boycotting anti-abortion states
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Pivot takes up the internet-age-old question of Facebook's responsibilities as a media company. And, should businesses be boycotting states that are passing harsh anti-abortion laws? Also, Kara and Scott discover that both their dads were in the Navy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2019
Medium's "Shampoo Effect," and Tesla, coming undone?
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The hosts opine on Medium, L'Oreal, and Quora. Scott critiques WeWork's EBITDA reporting, as well as the final GoT plot. Kara's back from Canada and her interview with Ev Williams, and now gearing up for the Code conference in Arizona. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2019
Alabama's big fail, Uber's disastrous IPO, and the Facebook breakup debate
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Recode's Kara Swisher and NYU's Scott Galloway discuss Chris Hughes' Facebook breakup proposal, Away Travel's big funding, how southern states are trying to ban abortion and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2019
Chris Hughes' Case Against Facebook, Strikes on IPO Week, GoT vs Avengers
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"Union Scott" shows up to discuss the work stoppages at Uber and Lyft. Kara asks whether tech money for candidates is tainted. And the hosts analyze Game of Thrones (Facebook edition). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2019
Facebook's privacy fakeout, WeWork's reckless IPO, and Reagan the welfare queen
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Kara and Scott discuss Facebook's new focus on privacy; what comes after the Web 3.0 era; and what Oprah has to say about Scott's new book. Enjoy more of Kara and Scott on Recode Decode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2019
The FTC & the "Algebra of Deterrence"
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Kara and Scott talk about the FTC's fine on Facebook -- it's basically a "parking ticket". They also talk about the bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and their social media ban. In wins and fails they talk about the shake-ups at The MarkUp, the Tesla board and Scott's love big Broadway musicals.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2019
Uber's IPO and, more importantly, Game of Thrones
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Kara and Scott talk about Disney breaking into the content streaming business, the Uber IPO and, yes, Game of Thrones. Facebook actually gets a win this week for bringing on their first African American woman as a board member (but will she hold Zuckerberg to account?). YouTube very failed at getting accurate information on the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral. Prediction: the unicorn-class is the big loser of this year... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2019
Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington ... again
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Kara and Scott talk about Congressional hearings on tech platforms responsibility for spreading white nationalism and other hate speech. New Zealand, Australia and the EU are so far ahead of the US in regulations ... when will we catch up? They also discuss the Pinterest IPO and AirBnB reversing their decision to pull out of the West Bank. MacKenzie Bezos becoming the 3rd richest woman in the world is a win. And Scott has some predictions for 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2019
"It's not a meritocracy, it's a mirror-tocracy"
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Kara and Scott talk about the avalanche of recent Facebook news -- including Zuckerberg's new professed want for regulations. They also talk about YouTube and how the company actively seems to be overlooking all the toxic things that end up on the platform. We reached out to Managing Editor of AfroTech, John Ketchum, to talk about the late-Nipsey Hussle's contributions to tech and entrepreneurship as a way to uplift his community. It's part of a broader trend of affluent black celebrities putting their money into tech entrepreneurship. Speaking of rap/entrepreneurship (eye-roll implied), Elon Musk dropped a rap about Harambe on SoundCloud. Meanwhile, Patagonia is refusing to sell tech-bros vests and we are here for it. And finally, Scott revisits predictions about Lyft and Amazon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2019
Will the rising tide of ride sharing Lyft all boats?
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Scott and Kara are skeptical of Lyft's IPO. What exactly is the network effect of ride shares? Also, Facebook says it's banning white nationalist posts. Cool, it's about time. Will anyone follow? Scott and Kara also talk about what Apple TV even is, the EU hitting Google with more antitrust fines and AOC continuing to win the heart of the internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2019
Does social media cause terrorism?
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Kara and Scott talk about terrorism against the Muslim community in New Zealand and how social media may be exacerbating this type of violence. They talk about admissions scandal and how colleges are harming the middle class with their exclusivity. Of course, Scott shouts out his man-crush Beto. His prediction is a white man becomes the 2020 Democratic nominee for president.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2019
LIVE! From SXSW it's Kara and Scott
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Kara and Scott are live in Austin, Texas for SXSW. They talk antitrust, the breakdown of big tech and take audience questions and predictions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2019
Facebook says it’s all about privacy now. OK, sure.
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Kara and Scott are back! They talk about Zuckerberg's supposed shift towards more privacy on Facebook and, well, we'll believe it when we see it. Meanwhile Congress is ramping up its efforts on shaking up how we think of antitrust and big tech companies. They get into what they expect to talk and hear about at South by Southwest this week. If you're looking to learn more about all things Facebook check out our friend Casey Newton's newsletter The Interface. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2019
News flash: Facebook’s contractors are people
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Kara brings on her former co-host, Wired senior staff writer and Gadget Lab co-host, Lauren Goode. They talk about the moderating content on Facebook -- and the working conditions of the people who are tasked with looking at the gruesome videos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2019
DC is old news. “The universe revolves around Silicon Valley”
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Kara brings on co-host, legendary NYTimes journalist, Maureen Dowd. They talk about how Silicon Valley has eclipsed Washington, DC as the country's true seat of power.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2019
Hot Take: Amazon HQ2 breaks up with NYC
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Kara and Scott pop back into the studio to give their hot takes on Amazon pulling out of their HQ2 deal with New York City.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2019
Is this the year big tech gets regulated? (Probably not.)
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Scott blusters in from his breakfast with Congress on how to regulate big tech — so Kara and Scott get into whether Congress will ever be regulating tech (seems not so likely). Kara sums up her twitter showdown with Jack Dorsey. Also more shade thrown on media outlets doing a bad job — like Esquire Magazine featuring a cover story about being a white boy in America and more generally Tucker Carlson, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2019
Hot Take: Scott Galloway on Bezos vs. AMI [BOOM!]
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BONUS episode: Scott couldn't wait to tell Pivot listeners what he thinks about Bezos' post accusing the National Inquirer of extortion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2019
Happy(ish) birthday, Facebook.
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Kara and Scott (sort of) celebrate Facebook's 15th birthday. With pop-ins and hot takes from a couple friends, including Congressman Ro Khanna and podcast Queen Aminatou Sow, they get into how they REALLY feel about the platform. Scott and Kara also talk about the moniker "people of wealth", the future of podcasting, and clap backs from Nancy Pelosi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2019
Cook vs. Zuckerberg vs. consumer privacy
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Kara and Scott talk about Apple and Facebook's latest gaffes and how Apple might be the only force left regulating Facebook. There's a-latte to say about Howard Schultz's presidential ambitions. Nancy Pelosi was a big winner this week (and Scott for predicting the shutdown would end on last week's episode!) We also hear from a historian who told the Davos crowd that a top-marginal tax has historically worked in the United States.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2019
MAGA teens, Fyre Fest and Twitter wars
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Kara and Scott talk about how Twitter duped us all again. Scott is fresh off a conference where both he and Sheryl Sandberg talked about the future of Facebook (spoiler alert: they have very different takes on how the company should move forward). Kara gets caught up in the Covington Catholic video drama. Now she's going head-to-head with Tucker Carlson (hey Tucker, want to come on our podcast?). Meanwhile, in another Twitter feud this week, Cardi B is a big winner after saying she'd "dog walk" Tomi Lahren. Also, Fyre Fest is still the biggest fail of all time (but the new documentaries about it are both a win!). And, Kara's prediction is that she'll never own another car again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2019
"Woke" is the 2019 business strategy
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Kara and Scott are back together again! This week they catch up on Jeff Bezos' divorce and his not so hot texting skills (hey alive girls!). We're pretty sure Gillette listens to Pivot because they took Scott up on one of his predictions; they used a social justice trend in their latest marketing campaign. Meanwhile, during this weeks senate confirmation hearing, Attorney General nominee William Barr got a surprising amount of questions -- from both sides of the aisle -- about enforcing antitrust laws and big tech. And, let's face it, @AOC, aka Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is winning the Internet.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2019
Tech addiction and how it might be ruining Gen Z
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Scott brings on a guest-host, his NYU colleague and bestselling author Jonathan Haidt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2019
Why the “Fakakta Shutdown” is slowing tech regulation even further
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Kara brings on guest host Jon Lovett (Pod Save America) to talk about the government shut down, the new Congress and how it all might shake out for big tech.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2019
2018's biggest stories and 2019 predictions
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Kara and Scott talk about some of the biggest stories in tech and business of the past year. They also make some big predictions for 2019.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2018
Facebook’s latest scandal and the "tyranny of technology"
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Kara and Scott breakdown yet another Facebook scandal. This time, it turns out Facebook was passing on private user message data to partners like Netflix and Spotify.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2018
Google doesn't make iPhones, and other things Congress learned this week
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Kara and Scott talk about Google's CEO testifying to Congress. The company is being evasive about its controversial search engine in China. But on the other hand, some US Representatives didn't know Google doesn't make the iPhone.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2018
The U.K. piles on Facebook
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Kara and Scott talk about the latest dump of emails exposing Facebook management’s malfeasance, but Scott thinks it’s just the U.K. piling on.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2018
Microsoft is more valuable than Apple again. Why?
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Kara and Scott talk about Microsoft surpassing Apple. They also come to an agreement that “Republicans buy football teams and Democrats buy media properties”. In case you missed some recent headlines, Kara and Scott talk under-reported stories. China is unveiling a social credit surveillance system and it’s literally a ‘Black Mirror’ episode. Scott’s “win of the week” is NASA beating big tech to a Mars landing. Kara’s win is Google employees making bold statements about their company on her recent podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2018
It's time for Facebook's board to step up
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Kara and Scott talk about how Facebook's C-suite has responded to reports of mismanagement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2018
Facebook's dirty tricks
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Kara and Scott talk about Facebook and the explosive report on their mismanagement and deception over the past three years.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2018
Amazon’s HQ2 was a con, not a contest
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Kara and Scott talk about the upshot of the 2018 midterms, Amazon’s surprise HQ2 announcement and how our perception of social media has been permanently changed by bots and trolls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2018
Sexual harassment at Google, nasty YouTube comments and Beto O'Rourke
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Kara and Scott talk about Google's attempts to cover up sexual harassment claims against three of its top executives; the negative effects of cable news on society; and Scott's man-crush on Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. Plus: What Kara did on Halloween and Scott's taxonomy of love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2018
Tim Cook’s 'data industrial complex,' Uber’s IPO and Saudi money
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Kara and Scott talk about Apple CEO Tim Cook's latest critiques of Facebook and Google; the fact that Uber's IPO could value the company at as much as $120 billion; and the ethical question of what to do if you're a startup that could raise money from Saudi Arabia, or a tech company that already has. Plus: Scott goes car-shopping for Kara, and the implications of Facebook losing another Oculus co-founder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2018
Saudi money, Facebook’s fib and Amazon HQ2
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Recode's Kara Swisher and NYU's Scott Galloway talk about Silicon Valley's Saudi money crisis, the ongoing fallout from Facebook Portal and the cities that never had a chance in Amazon's HQ2 competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2018
Google's data breach, Facebook Portal, and Taylor Swift
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Kara and Scott discuss why the Google Plus hack matters, the new Facebook Portal and its plastic lenscap, and Kara's affection for Taylor Swift (even before Swift's Instagram post exhorting her fans to register to vote). In this episode: (01:48) The Google hack; (7:03) Facebook Portal; (12:49) Wins of the week: Taylor Swift and Nikki Haley; (16:23) Anand Giridharadas and the problem with elites; (21:12) Predictions: Sniper retail acquisitions and techlash; (25:51) Would Apple or Google buy Tesla?; (28:42) Kavanaugh and Melania Trump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2018
Facebook's data breach, Elon vs. SEC and the Kavanaugh hearings
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On this episode of Pivot, Kara and Scott talk about: (01:20) Facebook's massive data breach; (06:05) Elon Musk's $20 million SEC settlement; (12:43) Wins of the week: Jeff Flake, Amy Klobuchar and Jeff Bezos; (20:47) Soul-sappingCycle and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2018
Instagram co-founders, "tech bias" and why Amazon will buy Snapchat
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Kara and Scott talk about the dramatic departure of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Attorney General Jeff Sessions' war on "tech bias," and the future of Snap. In this episode: (01:44) The big story: Why did Instagram’s co-founders leave?; (07:13) Attorney General Jeff Sessions and “tech bias”; (12:39) Will Amazon buy Snapchat?; (17:44) GOATs of the week: Craig Newmark and Margrethe Vestager; (20:08) Absurd quotes of the week; (21:27) Scott’s prediction on the future of Facebook stock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2018
Kara and Scott explain what happens on Pivot
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Subscribe to Pivot on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2018