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Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Latest Episodes

Gloves off over privacy, from Apple to Microsoft to Grindr. PLUS Scott's big 2020 bets.

Kara and Scott argue about whether the government should have the right to hack into phones of suspected criminals. In a reversal of strategy the historically secretive National Security Agency alerted Microsoft to a vulnerability in its operating system -- Scott think it's a brilliant branding move. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a computer science student's question about how to teach ethics to young engineers. Kara's win this week is Speaker Pelosi. Her fail is some of the world's biggest dating apps, Grindr, Tinder, OKCupid selling personal data to marketing companies. Scott reviews a slate of predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 MIN1 d ago
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Gloves off over privacy, from Apple to Microsoft to Grindr. PLUS Scott's big 2020 bets.

Will Casper go public? How will Softbank’s latest fail affect Asia? And how will Sundar Pichai move Google forward?

Kara and Scott talk about Casper's S-1 and how it compares to other internet retail companies like Away and Warby Parker. We also get a rant out of Scott on Softbank's latest fail: their hotel chain OYO let-go a huge percent of their staff in Asia. In Friend of Pivot we hear from New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi about whether Congress or Twitter has more power to reign in Trump. In wins and fails Kara and Scott talk about the exit of Alphabet's top lawyer amid sexual misconduct allegations across the company. Also a Scott gets a surprise pop-quiz on Norwegian cuisine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN4 d ago
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Will Casper go public? How will Softbank’s latest fail affect Asia? And how will Sundar Pichai move Google forward?

Social networks' minimum effort to be less toxic, Listener Mail from Australia, and fails at CES

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's decision not to change their political ad policies. They also discuss Facebook banning "deep fakes" and Teen Vogue's confusion over a Facebook sponsored content article. Kara has a rant for Facebook VP, Andrew Bosworth, about his Lord of the Rings reference and op-ed. In Listener Mail we hear from an Australian asking about big tech's response to natural disasters such as the on-going fires in his country. Overall CES is a fail, but inviting Ivanka Trump to speak was next level fail. In predictions, Scott has some thoughts on the future of cyber attacks and hacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 MIN1 w ago
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Social networks' minimum effort to be less toxic, Listener Mail from Australia, and fails at CES

Trump vs. Iran on Twitter, more on HQ2 incentives, and 'mandatory happiness'

Kara and Scott talk about how Trump has been escalating US conflict with Iran on Twitter. They also discuss how politics were downplayed at the Golden Globes, but big tech took a lot of snark -- especially from our favorite rebel Sascha Baron Cohen. Kara's win is Richard Plepler, the former CEO/Chairman of HBO moving his production company to Apple. In fails, it turns out that New York City offered Amazon even more incentives for HQ2 than previously reported. Plus Kara and Scott give us some "mandatory moments of happiness". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN1 w ago
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Trump vs. Iran on Twitter, more on HQ2 incentives, and 'mandatory happiness'

California is regulating consumer data privacy, the gig economy revisited, and Tesla’s big stock spike.

Kara and Scott are back to talk about a suite of new regulations in California that will give consumers agency over their data and gig workers more protection. They also talk about Tesla's big stock spike. In fails, Sharon Stone was kicked off the Bumble dating app. And Kara brings some optimistic predictions to the show -- she thinks handheld phone devices will be a thing of the past by 2030. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 MIN2 w ago
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California is regulating consumer data privacy, the gig economy revisited, and Tesla’s big stock spike.

"Friends of Pivot" breakdown the big stories of the decade

Kara and Scott look back at the 2010s and the biggest stories of the decade with the help of some friends. With cameos from Colorado Senator Michael Bennett, Girls Who Code Founder/CEO Reshma Saujani, and Former HBO CEO/Chairman Richard Plepler, they break down the moments in tech, leadership, politics and media that defined the time. Plus Kara and Scott reflect on some of their own personal growth over the past ten years -- with their parents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MIN3 w ago
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"Friends of Pivot" breakdown the big stories of the decade

Impeachment… it happened, Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook, and prediction: “FedEx gets acquired"

Kara and Scott talk about what impeachment might mean for business. Also they talk about Peter Thiel's influence behind the scenes at Facebook and their political ad policies. Meanwhile, SoftBank is on an on-going disaster. A personal win for Kara is Amazon banning third-party sellers from using FedEx (after her recent tweet-storm). Which brings Scott to predict that FedEx will get acquired in the next couple of years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 MIN2019 DEC 20
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Impeachment… it happened, Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook, and prediction: “FedEx gets acquired"

What’s up with the China/US trade deal, why haven’t “smart guns” popularized, and who is going to stream the NFL?

Kara and Scott talk about the "Phase One" trade agreement between the US and China and what it means for big tech. It's the anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting and Kara and Scott talk about how tech could mitigate gun violence and how people are buying "ghost guns" online. In listener mail, we get a question about whether Amazon will buy rights to stream NFL games when their contracts with major networks end in 2022. In predictions, Scott says we'll hear more about Apple's relationship with China in the next year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MIN2019 DEC 17
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What’s up with the China/US trade deal, why haven’t “smart guns” popularized, and who is going to stream the NFL?

Netflix Golden Globe noms, bipartisan agreement on encryption, and Amazon's plan for fashion

Kara and Scott talk about Congress' hearing on regulating end-to-end encryption on messaging apps. They discussJack Dorsey's tweet storm about building a small internal open source team. We get updates on leadership at Away. In Friend of Pivot, we hear from legendary fashion and media icon Joanna Coles on what Amazon wants out of the fashion industry. Scott's win is the Silicon Valley finale. Kara's fail are people like AG Bill Barr who continue to protect Trump. In predictions, Scott thinks we'll be talking about the effect internet porn has on developing minds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Netflix Golden Globe noms, bipartisan agreement on encryption, and Amazon's plan for fashion

A letter to Twitter, Uber's data transparency, and Away proves startup culture is rough

Kara and Scott talk about a letter Scott wrote to the board about concerns at Twitter. They discuss Uber's data report on sexual assault that occurred in their rides. In fails, Kara and Scott get into a new story about the brutal culture at Away. Aviation gin's "sequel" to the Peloton ad is everybody's win! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
A letter to Twitter, Uber's data transparency, and Away proves startup culture is rough

Latest Episodes

Gloves off over privacy, from Apple to Microsoft to Grindr. PLUS Scott's big 2020 bets.

Kara and Scott argue about whether the government should have the right to hack into phones of suspected criminals. In a reversal of strategy the historically secretive National Security Agency alerted Microsoft to a vulnerability in its operating system -- Scott think it's a brilliant branding move. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a computer science student's question about how to teach ethics to young engineers. Kara's win this week is Speaker Pelosi. Her fail is some of the world's biggest dating apps, Grindr, Tinder, OKCupid selling personal data to marketing companies. Scott reviews a slate of predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Gloves off over privacy, from Apple to Microsoft to Grindr. PLUS Scott's big 2020 bets.

Will Casper go public? How will Softbank’s latest fail affect Asia? And how will Sundar Pichai move Google forward?

Kara and Scott talk about Casper's S-1 and how it compares to other internet retail companies like Away and Warby Parker. We also get a rant out of Scott on Softbank's latest fail: their hotel chain OYO let-go a huge percent of their staff in Asia. In Friend of Pivot we hear from New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi about whether Congress or Twitter has more power to reign in Trump. In wins and fails Kara and Scott talk about the exit of Alphabet's top lawyer amid sexual misconduct allegations across the company. Also a Scott gets a surprise pop-quiz on Norwegian cuisine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Will Casper go public? How will Softbank’s latest fail affect Asia? And how will Sundar Pichai move Google forward?

Social networks' minimum effort to be less toxic, Listener Mail from Australia, and fails at CES

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's decision not to change their political ad policies. They also discuss Facebook banning "deep fakes" and Teen Vogue's confusion over a Facebook sponsored content article. Kara has a rant for Facebook VP, Andrew Bosworth, about his Lord of the Rings reference and op-ed. In Listener Mail we hear from an Australian asking about big tech's response to natural disasters such as the on-going fires in his country. Overall CES is a fail, but inviting Ivanka Trump to speak was next level fail. In predictions, Scott has some thoughts on the future of cyber attacks and hacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Social networks' minimum effort to be less toxic, Listener Mail from Australia, and fails at CES

Trump vs. Iran on Twitter, more on HQ2 incentives, and 'mandatory happiness'

Kara and Scott talk about how Trump has been escalating US conflict with Iran on Twitter. They also discuss how politics were downplayed at the Golden Globes, but big tech took a lot of snark -- especially from our favorite rebel Sascha Baron Cohen. Kara's win is Richard Plepler, the former CEO/Chairman of HBO moving his production company to Apple. In fails, it turns out that New York City offered Amazon even more incentives for HQ2 than previously reported. Plus Kara and Scott give us some "mandatory moments of happiness". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Trump vs. Iran on Twitter, more on HQ2 incentives, and 'mandatory happiness'

California is regulating consumer data privacy, the gig economy revisited, and Tesla’s big stock spike.

Kara and Scott are back to talk about a suite of new regulations in California that will give consumers agency over their data and gig workers more protection. They also talk about Tesla's big stock spike. In fails, Sharon Stone was kicked off the Bumble dating app. And Kara brings some optimistic predictions to the show -- she thinks handheld phone devices will be a thing of the past by 2030. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
California is regulating consumer data privacy, the gig economy revisited, and Tesla’s big stock spike.

"Friends of Pivot" breakdown the big stories of the decade

Kara and Scott look back at the 2010s and the biggest stories of the decade with the help of some friends. With cameos from Colorado Senator Michael Bennett, Girls Who Code Founder/CEO Reshma Saujani, and Former HBO CEO/Chairman Richard Plepler, they break down the moments in tech, leadership, politics and media that defined the time. Plus Kara and Scott reflect on some of their own personal growth over the past ten years -- with their parents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MIN3 w ago
Comments
"Friends of Pivot" breakdown the big stories of the decade

Impeachment… it happened, Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook, and prediction: “FedEx gets acquired"

Kara and Scott talk about what impeachment might mean for business. Also they talk about Peter Thiel's influence behind the scenes at Facebook and their political ad policies. Meanwhile, SoftBank is on an on-going disaster. A personal win for Kara is Amazon banning third-party sellers from using FedEx (after her recent tweet-storm). Which brings Scott to predict that FedEx will get acquired in the next couple of years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
Impeachment… it happened, Peter Thiel’s influence at Facebook, and prediction: “FedEx gets acquired"

What’s up with the China/US trade deal, why haven’t “smart guns” popularized, and who is going to stream the NFL?

Kara and Scott talk about the "Phase One" trade agreement between the US and China and what it means for big tech. It's the anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting and Kara and Scott talk about how tech could mitigate gun violence and how people are buying "ghost guns" online. In listener mail, we get a question about whether Amazon will buy rights to stream NFL games when their contracts with major networks end in 2022. In predictions, Scott says we'll hear more about Apple's relationship with China in the next year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
What’s up with the China/US trade deal, why haven’t “smart guns” popularized, and who is going to stream the NFL?

Netflix Golden Globe noms, bipartisan agreement on encryption, and Amazon's plan for fashion

Kara and Scott talk about Congress' hearing on regulating end-to-end encryption on messaging apps. They discussJack Dorsey's tweet storm about building a small internal open source team. We get updates on leadership at Away. In Friend of Pivot, we hear from legendary fashion and media icon Joanna Coles on what Amazon wants out of the fashion industry. Scott's win is the Silicon Valley finale. Kara's fail are people like AG Bill Barr who continue to protect Trump. In predictions, Scott thinks we'll be talking about the effect internet porn has on developing minds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN2019 DEC 13
Comments
Netflix Golden Globe noms, bipartisan agreement on encryption, and Amazon's plan for fashion

A letter to Twitter, Uber's data transparency, and Away proves startup culture is rough

Kara and Scott talk about a letter Scott wrote to the board about concerns at Twitter. They discuss Uber's data report on sexual assault that occurred in their rides. In fails, Kara and Scott get into a new story about the brutal culture at Away. Aviation gin's "sequel" to the Peloton ad is everybody's win! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
A letter to Twitter, Uber's data transparency, and Away proves startup culture is rough
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