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A weekly podcast brought to you by The Information, a subscription tech news site doing deep dives and investigative looks at the tech and media industries. Each episode highlights some of the major happenings in tech business world, featuring the reporters at The Information. It's interviews, analysis, and wrap-ups to help give you insights into what the biggest companies in the industry are thinking.
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Wayne delves in to the world of fraudsters in China that exploit Apple's warrantee. Kevin explains Amazon's plans to build picking robots in its warehouses.
Amir dissects the report about China using hidden chips to hack American hardware. Alfred describes the terms Softbank sets when it makes big investments in startups.
Jessica Toonkel talks about her profile of BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti. Sarah analyzes Facebook's problems.
Reed talks about his interview with Social Capital founder Chamath Palihapitiya. Amir describes the new power dynamics at Uber.
Cory talks about how Airbnb and other tech companies try to circumvent local regulation by lobbying statehouses. Priya outlines how Walmart is trying to match up against Amazon.
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Sarah joins to talk about Facebook's organization and why so many executives have been exiting the campus (or plan to). Kevin reveals why Alibaba has temporarily backed off on its ambitions to dominate the cloud market in the US.
Cory discusses his reporting on the troubles at construction startup Katerra. He also explains why Airbnb's rental inventory has been shifting toward year-round rentals. Amir talks about the drama at Zoox, which recently ousted its CEO.
Wayne talks about his feature on the culture clashes between Riot Games and its owner Tencent. Matt explains why government agencies are doing a poor job tracking accident data involving self-driving technology.
Reed talks about how stolen items sold on Amazon cause havoc in the retail world. Priya explains why almost nobody is using their Echoes to buy things online.
Priya talks to Cory about why the Bay Area's high cost of living is pushing tech companies out of the area. Tom checks in with Jon Victor about the Information's new crypto newsletter.
Sarah and Martin explain why Facebook and Twitter's earnings set off a panic from investors, even if it wasn't warranted. Nick reflects on his interview with Steve Jobs, which took place a decade ago at the dawn of the app store.
Priya talks about the incremental movements toward an antitrust case against Amazon. Also we discuss why Walmart is thinking about building a competitors to Amazon Prime Video. Matt Pressberg dives into the stalled negotiations between Hollywood and China over movie releases.
Jessica checks in from Sun Valley to give an inside look at what media moguls are talking about. Amir explains why self-driving truck technology is back in fashion. Alfred talks about why companies' delaying their IPOs could come back to haunt employees' equity.
Sarah Kuranda talks about how you may soon be talking to Google's Duplex when you dial a call center. Then Priya explains why new retail brands are choosing Instagram over Amazon and how Instagram could become a bigger player in ecommerce.
Jessica Toonkel talks about Apple's plans to create a super bundle of its content and whether that will be appealing to most people. Then she and Tom talk about Snap's plans to launch a gaming platform.
Amir talks about scooter mania and why the scooter share startups face a tougher regulatory climate than ride hailing companies did. Then he discusses the debate at Uber about whether equal pay guidelines have hurt its recruiting efforts.
Jessica Toonkel talks about what the media landscape will look like after ATT won a decisive victory over the DOJ and has officially acquired Time Warner. Priya recaps her interview with the CEO of Poshmark and why its built up an online fashion marketplace while eBay and Amazon have struggled.
Tom interviews John Carreyrou about his new book Bad Blood, an expose about Elizabeth Holmes and her blood testing startup Theranos.
Priya grills Tom on the Netflix's org chart, who makes up the company's top R-Staff and how it distributes big decisions like greenlighting new shows across the company.
Kevin talks about how Oracle uses the specter of software audits to sell its cloud services to customers. Martin explains why Comcast's all-cash bid to buy Fox doesn't make sense.
Tom and Cory talk about how Evan Spiegel rammed through Snap's disastrous redesign and the state the company is in now. Also Cory dives into the role tech money is playing in the San Francisco mayoral race.
Juro talks about his story about how the ride-hailing market in Brazil turned into a proxy war between Didi and Uber. Alfred explores the bank in San Diego that's at the center of the cryptocurrency market.
On an all ride-hailing episode, Amir talks about Lyft's missed opportunities to win share from Uber. Reed discusses why neither Uber and Lyft monitor whether their drivers have dealt with recall notices.
Priya talks about Amazon's earnings quarter and her story on the private equity firms buying up Amazon sellers. Cory discusses the discussions between Uber and Lyft and cities over public transit.
Kevin talks about the challenges for DeepMind as it integrated into Alphabet and the conflicts it had with Google's other AI team, Google Brain. Amir dives into the electric scooter frenzy and why these devices are running straight into a regulatory controversy.
Jessica and Cory talk about Facebook's big week as Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from Congress. Sarah explained how a conman tricked a cybersecurity company to hire him as a top human resources executive.
At the Pack Theater in Hollywood, we talked to journalist Richard Rushfield about his industry newsletter The Ankler and whether it is better or worse to work in Hollywood now than a few decades ago. We also spoke with Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, creators of Netflix’s “American Vandal,” about how they turned their love for true crime documen ...…
Priya and Tom talk about their profile of Jeff Blackburn, one of Amazon's top executives and the one who oversees the embattled Studios division.
Jessica talks about how Facebook's 2007 decision to launch an open platform led to the current crisis. Serena reflects on her conversation with Shawn Carolan of Menlo Ventures and why it was a rare candid interview in Silicon Valley.
Aaron talks about the ballad of Siri within Apple and why it fell so far behind Google and Amazon. Amir talks about why self driving car technology is a long way away from being able to navigate cities.
Jessica runs down the reasons why media companies are investing less in tech. Priya talks about the battle between Amazon and Instacart over grocery deliveries. Tom analyzes Evan Spiegel's quixotic mission to make Snap break even.
Cory talks about Google's efforts to build housing in the South Bay as it grows like a weed. Tom explains how Handy survived the on demand die off of 2015 and turned into a profitable business.
Sarah talks about UC Berkeley's student blockchain group. Priya and Aaron talk about Amazon's Alexa fund and why some startups are wary of taking money from the company.
Aaron explains about why Amazon is developing its own AI chips for Echoes and data centers. Billy Gallagher talks about his new book on Snap's messy origins and whether Evan has grown as a CEO.
Hans Tung and Zara Zhang of GGV Capital join to talk about how China's tech industry is influencing Silicon Valley. Juro talks about how WeChat is embracing (and resisting) change to their business, including more advertising.Subscribe to GGV's podcast 996 on iTunes here: ...…
Jessica talks about the logic of comparing the tech industry to the tobacco companies. And Tom talks about why BuzzFeed News might raise money from an outside investor.
Cory talks about his profile of Airbnb's CFO Laurence Tosi and his stylistic clashes with Brian Chesky. Priya talks about Amazon Go and whether Prime has a chance to take off in India.
Kevin talks about why AWS is planning to build "no-code" capabilities into its services to attract a different type of customer. Alfred calls in to talk about the problem of investors that serve on too many boards.For more information and to RSVP for our Feb 14 event in Seattle: ...…
Amir and Aaron check in from CES. Jessica talks about Facebook's revamp of News Feed and why IPOs are less important in tech then they used to be. Juro explains how the deal between AT&T and Huawei fell apart.
In the first podcast of the new year, Kevin talks about how Amazon and Salesforce have been quietly making moves to get off Oracle. Sarah Kuranda makes her podcast debut along with Aaron Tilley to talk about the serious security flaw in Intel's chips that has affected hardware devices. And whether this reaches all the way to Intel's CEO Brian K ...…
Tom talks to the editorial team at The Information about the biggest stories of the year: sexual harassment, Uber, and political scrutiny. Plus Cory interviews Airbnb's head of policy Chris Lehane.
Cory and Serena talk about Steve Cohen's fintech investments and what Nextdoor's exit plan is after its latest round. Martin breaks down the Disney acquisition of Fox.
Kevin and Aaron talk about Clarifai and how the promising startup and young founder have struggled to retain executives. And Priya explains how she tackled the Amazon org chart.
Reed discusses the culture at Google and how several top executives freely engaged in romantic relationships with their subordinates. Also Cory joins to announce our first ever live podcast taping Dec. 18 in San Francisco.
Priya explains how Walmart and Amazon try to manage inventory in retails stores and what that means for Whole Foods. Kevin talks about the legacy of Meg Whitman at HP. Tom talks about how Snap's product changes will affect influencers and publishers.
Cory talks about Airbnb's cultural shift as it prepares the business for an eventual IPO. Kevin explains why Amazon Web Services is pushing into AI with "Ironman."
Jessica talks about why a Mad Men writer left the industry after a single comment shattered her confidence. And Tom talks about Snap's third straight bad earnings and how the company moves forward.
Cory talks about Facebook, Twitter and Google's hearings on Capitol Hill, and why this is a big moment for tech. Priya and Tom talk about the new top programmer at Amazon Studios.
Reed and Tom explain how Snap way overshot their expectations for Spectacles sales. Serena talks about board rooms avoiding discussions around sexual harassment and the investigation within DFJ.
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