The Pivot - Tales of Silicon Valley

By The Times

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In a major new series Danny Fortson paints a picture of Silicon Valley - how it became the most important driver of tech and society on the planet, and where the people who run it are planning on going next.


Danny has been the West Coast correspondent for The Sunday Times since the beginning of 2017, covering all things technology and Silicon Valley. He also hosts the weekly Danny in the Valley podcast. Before moving to California, where he was born and raised, he spent more than a decade in London, where he grew up.


You can read more of Danny's reporting from Silicon Valley by subscribing to The Times and Sunday Times at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/subscribe/



Episode Date
The Bebo Billions
00:21:43

Michael and Xochi Birch launched Bebo, one of the first social networks. They sold it at the height of the market for $850 million to AOL Time Warner. Two years later, AOL sold it again - for $1. In a two-part podcast, we tell the Bebo story: its extraordinary rise, the fall, and how the Birches made away with the GDP of a small nation.


In this new eight-part series, the Sunday Times' technology correspondent Danny Fortson tells the story of the valley through portraits of key players through its short history. 


DIVE DEEPER

  • longform interviews from the show on Danny's sister podcast, Danny In The Valley, released every Friday
  • read Danny's longform commentary on the series at thetimes.co.uk


Produced by Cheeka Eyers at Rethink Audio for Wireless Studios and The Sunday Times. Matt Hall is the executive producer for Wireless Studios.

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Jul 17, 2019
Hot-tub Millionaire
00:35:52

Nolan Bushnell arrived in Silicon Valley in 1968 - and changed it forever. He started Atari, launched the video game industry, gave Steve Jobs his first job, and created the wild, convention-defying model of the modern tech executive that everyone from Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg has followed.


In this new eight-part series, the Sunday Times' technology correspondent Danny Fortson tells the story of the valley through portraits of key players through its short history. 


DIVE DEEPER

  • longform interviews from the show on Danny's sister podcast, Danny In The Valley, released every Friday
  • read Danny's longform commentary on the series at thetimes.co.uk

Produced by Cheeka Eyers at Rethink Audio for Wireless Studios and The Sunday Times. Matt Hall is the executive producer for Wireless Studios.

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 10, 2019
Introducing The Pivot
00:03:01

Introducing The Pivot - a major new series on Silicon Valley, the people who made it, and where it's going next.

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Jun 28, 2019