Pivot

Pivot

By New York Magazine

Every Tuesday and Friday, tech journalist 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. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Episodes

The Twitter Files, How to Make Good Business Decisions, and Guest Maria Ressa

In another big week for content moderation, internal Twitter emails detailing the decision to block the Hunter Biden laptop story were released, and Ye was suspended from Twitter. Then, welcome to Prof G University: Scott helps us understand how to make good business decisions for stakeholders. Plus, The DOJ wants an independent review into FTX’s bankruptcy, Tim Cook is on damage control on Capitol Hill, and Trump wants to flush the constitution down the toilet. Then, we’re joined by our Friend of Pivot, Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa, to talk about democracy and dictatorship. Maria’s new book, “How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight For Our Future,” is out now. You can find Maria on Twitter at @mariaressa. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/22·1h 15m

SBF’s Publicity Tour, Elon vs. Apple, and The Respect for Marriage Act

Elon Musk calls a truce with Tim Cook after picking a series of fights with Apple. Kara and Scott review Sam Bankman-Fried's publicity tour, and discuss the Senate's passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. Finally, this episode's listener question comes in via carrier pigeon. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/22·56m 2s

The Excruciating Toll of Elon's Stunts

Guest host William D. Cohan joins Kara to discuss the latest developments in the Twitter saga: banned accounts will return! Apple could ban Twitter from the App Store! Elon drinks caffeine-free Diet Coke?! Also, protests in China could disrupt Apple. Friend of Pivot Anand Giridharadas joins to discuss his latest book, "The Persuaders," and how clear, concise messaging could help save democracy. Suggested reading: "Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon" by @williamcohan "The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy" by Anand Giridharadas. You can follow Anand at @anandwrites. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/22·1h 8m

How to Raise the Next Scott Galloway

Happy Thanksgiving! Kara and Scott take a break from the news to answer all your questions about raising happy, healthy, successful Pivot listeners. Between Covid, the economy, and the always-difficult work/life balance, modern parents face unprecedented challenges. Luckily, Pivot's here to answer the What, Whys, and Hows of parenting in the age of endless distraction. Send us your questions, parenting-related or otherwise! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/22·59m 15s

Bob One Returns, Trump Can Tweet Again, and Guest Noam Bardin on Post News

Kara and Scott discuss Elon Musk’s latest moves, including letting Former President Trump back onto the Twitter. And Bob 1 has returned to replace Bob 2 at Disney. Also, Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to over 11 years, and Swifties are coming for Ticketmaster. Then, they’re joined by former Waze CEO Noam Bardin to discuss his newest endeavor, Post News, a social network with the goal of paying publishers. You can join Post News here: post.news Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/22·1h 16m

Elon Bets It All, Apple Grows Out of China, and Guest Kate Klonick

Apple will source chips from a plant in Arizona, in a move to lower its dependence on Taiwan. Also, Chief Twit is still at it; this time with a hustle culture ultimatum for Twitter 2.0. Also, Facebook still won’t fact check politicians, including Donald Trump, and Yale and Harvard are done participating in the U.S. News and World Report. Kara and Scott speak with Friend of Pivot and Associate Professor at St. John’s University Law School, Kate Klonick about social media moderation. You can find Kate at @Klonick on Twitter. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/22·1h 3m

Deep Cuts at Twitter, FTX Hack, and Friend of Pivot Joe Coscarelli

Kara and Scott discuss the latest belt-tightening measures at Amazon and Disney and the latest round of the Apple v. Epic Games antitrust fight. Also, Twitter’s shrinking workforce, Musk v. Markey, and the mysterious hack that’s just one of FTX’s mounting problems. New York Times Culture Reporter Joe Coscarelli is our Friend of Pivot. He stops by to chat about his new book, Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story. You can follow Joe Coscarelli here. In Wins and Fails, Kara and Scott discuss. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Be sure to check out this episode of Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders, which explores the Marvel Cinematic Universe. AND...the latest episode of On with Kara Swisher is about Kara’s decades-long relationship with Elon Musk, why she had high hopes for him in the past, and why she’s disappointed now. Check it out here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/22·58m 2s

Crypto Chaos, Meta Layoffs, Musk Mania, and Guest Jonathan Haidt

Kara and Scott dissect what the FTX meltdown means for cryptocurrency, Meta's layoffs, and how the midterms might impact big tech. Friend of Pivot Jonathan Haidt stops by to talk about the impacts of social media on teens and society. And hours after our regular taping, we dragged Scott out of a fancy London bar to record an updated reaction to the latest Twitter news: Elon Musk was warning of a possible Twitter bankruptcy, while top executives were jumping ship. You can check out more of Jonathan Haidt's work here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/22·1h 10m

Parody Accounts on Twitter, Peak Layoff Season, and Tech Monopolies

Kara and Scott question Elon Musk's sense of humor after he bans comedian Kathy Griffin (and others who spoofed his account) over the weekend. They also talk about the layoff trend in the tech industry, as Meta reportedly prepares for a massive reduction in its workforce this week. Friend of Pivot Matt Stoller stops by with reasons to be optimistic about the fight against corporate monopolies. You can follow Matt Stoller at @matthewstoller, and subscribe to his substack, BIG, here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/22·1h 13m

More Twitter Drama, Amazon Post-Pandemic, and Guest Jon Favreau on the Midterms

Kara is joined by guest host Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor of Marketplace! They discuss the latest dispatches from Elon Musk’s Twitter, from layoffs to subscription plans. Also, Amazon’s new post-pandemic reality, and the Fed’s latest interest rate hike. Friend of Pivot Jon Favreau stops by to break down what’s to come in the midterms. You can find Kai on Twitter at @kairyssdal, and Jon at @jonfavs. If you want to get involved in the last days before the midterms, visit VoteSaveAmerica.com. You can listen to Kara’s new show, On with Kara Swisher, here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/22·1h 3m

Chief Twit, Apple’s Earnings, and Guest Margaret Sullivan

From a misinformation scandal to a so-called trolling campaign, Kara and Scott discuss the first few days of Elon Musk's Twitter. Also, Apple beat earnings expectations, but how long can it depend on iPhone sales? Mark Zuckerberg will testify in a case brought by the FTC, and Lula da Silva takes back the Brazilian presidency. Friend of Pivot Margaret Sullivan talks about the state of journalism and her new book, Newsroom Confidential. You can find Margaret on Twitter at @Sulliview and Newsroom Confidential here. Kara’s interview with John Legend will be up soon on On with Kara Swisher - click here to follow the show feed and hear that interview when it’s released. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/22·1h 2m

Twitter’s Future, Big Tech’s Bad Earnings, and Adidas and Ye

Kara and Scott discuss the headwinds Elon Musk and Twitter employees will face, as well as disappointing earnings reports for big tech. Warner Bros. Discovery will pay $1 billion to downsize, and Adidas has terminated its partnership with Ye. Then, a listener question for (specifically) Kara. *Note: This episode was recorded on Thursday morning and reflects the news at that time. You can listen to Kara’s new show, On with Kara Swisher, here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/22·51m 25s

Republicans v. Google, Musk’s Twitter Plans, and Guest Dahlia Lithwick

Elon Musk wants to layoff 75% of Twitter’s staff, and Republicans are suing Google. Amazon's getting in to home insurance, while Apple's getting in to home security. Friend of Pivot Dahlia Lithwick joins to discuss her book, “Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America,” and what the future holds for abortion rights. You can find Dahlia on Twitter at @Dahlialithwick and can find her book here. NEWS FLASH: Kara’s Twitter spaces on WTF is happening in England and about the rise of the right can be found in the feed for her new podcast, On with Kara Swisher, along with her interview with Nouriel Rabini. Send us your parenting questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/22·59m 29s

Netflix Breaks a Losing Streak, Zuck Swipes at iMessages, and Guest Ben Smith of Semafor

Netflix beat estimates for Q3 and added two million subscribers. Meta has Super-App dreams for WhatsApp, and Mark Zuckerberg is ready to take on iMessage. Plus, Twitter freezes employees' stock accounts, and an activist investor grabs a significant stake in Salesforce. Friend of Pivot Ben Smith joins Kara and Scott to talk about the state of media, and the launch of his news platform, Semafor. You can find Ben on Twitter at @semaforben, and Semafor at semafor.com. You can listen to Kara’s new show, On with Kara Swisher, here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/22·1h 3m

Ye's Parlay, Rupert's Reunion, and Guest Anne Applebaum

It’s been a big week in right wing media: Kanye’s buying Parler, Murdoch may re-merge Fox and News Corp, and whistleblowers are getting fired at Truth Social. Plus, Musk is under federal investigation, stemming from his attempt to buy Twitter. Also, Apple’s mixed reality headset will scan irises, Netflix’s ad-supported tier will launch November 3rd, and in Big Grocery news, Kroger has agreed to buy Albertsons. Author and historian Anne Applebaum joins to discuss the latest in Ukraine and Russia. You can find Anne at @anneapplebaum on Twitter. You can listen to Kara’s new show, On with Kara Swisher, here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/22·1h 7m

Elon and Russia, the Metaverse, the Economy, and Alex Jones

Elon Musk pushes back against reports that he had conversations with Putin, but Kara and Scott aren't having it. They also discuss Meta's new hardware and what it means for the company's overall strategy. Plus, the latest on the economy, and the $965 million Alex Jones owes Sandy Hook families. You can listen to Kara’s new show, On with Kara Swisher, here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/22·51m 22s

On with Kara Swisher: Maggie Haberman Makes Sense of Donald Trump

Hey Pivot listeners! The Pivot team is off for the Monday holiday, so instead of your regularly-scheduled episode, you're getting an exciting surprise: an episode of our sister podcast, On with Kara Swisher! You're welcome, and we'll be back on Friday with more Pivot! Donald Trump has said journalist Maggie Haberman is like his “psychiatrist” — a remark she dismisses as a meaningless and failed attempt at flattery. Yet Haberman does have a deep understanding of what makes the former president tick, cultivated through years of covering City Hall in New York City and then Donald J. Trump for The New York Times. Her recent book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” tells Trump’s origin story and chronicles his unexpected takeover of the Republican party and his consolidation of power in Washington. “He’s not a political genius,” Haberman tells Kara, “he is a genius about human emotions and a certain darkness in what animates people.” So will Trump run again in 2024? Haberman says that “he’s backed himself into a corner where he has to,” but she’s not sure whether she'll be covering him. Before the interview, Kara and Nayeema talk about the newsmakers: Elon Musk’s about-face on the Twitter deal and Peter Thiel’s financing foray into key Senate races and ... a conservative dating app. Don't forget to follow and subscribe to On with Kara Swisher here! You can find Kara and Nayeema on Twitter @karaswisher and @nayeema. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/22·1h 0m

Elon and Twitter's Wild Ride, Q3 Wins and Fails, and OPEC

Kara and Scott give us a break down of the biggest themes of Q3, and wins and fails of the quarter. And of course, the latest with Elon and Twitter. Also, Amazon won’t make any new hires for the rest of the year, Uber’s former Security Chief has been convicted of obstructing justice, and OPEC voted to decrease oil production. A listener asks Kara and Scott to reveal their (news) sources. *NOTE: This episode was recorded on Thursday morning and reflects news at the time. You can listen to Kara’s new show, On with Kara Swisher, here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/22·1h 1m

Emergency Bonus Episode: Now Elon's Really Ready to Buy Twitter at $54.20

Kara and Scott are ready with the hot takes in reaction to the breaking news that Elon Musk has revived his offer to buy the social media company. They discuss everything from his possible motivations, to the financial and political implications, to whether Scott will lose his blue check mark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/22·24m 20s

Elon’s Texts, TikTok’s Wins and Fails in Europe, and Guest Gabriel Debenedetti

So many Elon texts. Kara and Scott discuss A-listers’ conversations with Musk, and TikTok’s wins and losses in Europe. Also, Liz Truss’s reversal on tax cuts for the wealthy, and Kim Kardashian’s crypto trouble with the SEC. Then, we’re joined by Friend of Pivot, Gabriel Debenedetti about his new book on the relationship between Joe Biden and Barack Obama. You can find Gabriel on Twitter at @gdebenedetti, and you can buy The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama here. You can listen to Kara’s new show, On with Kara Swisher, here. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/22·1h 4m

Oprah and Apple End Deal, 'Dahmer' Sets Records, Advertisers Flee Twitter, and More

Oprah and Apple TV cut the cord on their deal while Netflix's Dahmer series breaks records. Kara and Scott discuss what it all means for the streaming industry. Also, Apple rolls back iPhone production while Amazon rolls out new hardware. Advertisers blast Twitter after ads appear next to child abuse content, and Elon Musk and Parag Argawal’s depositions have been delayed. Plus, Italy’s recent turn to the far right. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. We’d really appreciate your feedback to help us understand who's listening. That’s why we’d like your help planning for our future by filling out a short survey at vox.com/podsurvey. Thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/22·49m 15s

The Legacy of Steve Jobs, at Code 2022

Tim Cook, Sir Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs unpack the life and work of Steve Jobs, the legendary Apple co-founder who changed consumer technology forever. Jobs was a regular guest at Code conferences, appearing at the first All Things D in 2003. Over the years on the Code stage, he predicted the end of the PC era, bantered with his arch-rival Bill Gates, and famously denied— and later teased— plans for the iPhone. Now, he’s remembered by three luminaries who knew him best: Cook, his protege and successor; Ives, who translated his ideas into iconic designs; and Powell Jobs, founder of Emerson Collective and Jobs’ wife of 20 years, until his death in 2011. Recorded September 7, 2022 in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/22·1h 13m

Market Mayhem, Iran Protests, and Guest Jessica Yellin

Kara and Scott discuss the growing protests in Iran, and what dramatic market declines mean for the future. They also chat about Elon's pre-trial deposition in Delaware, and how Meta allegedly bypassed Apple’s tracking transparency policy. Then, Friend of Pivot Jessica Yellin joins to discuss the neutral news trend, and her independent media company, News Not Noise. You can find Jessica on Twitter and Instagram at @jessicayellin. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/22·57m 48s

Jen Psaki at Code 2022

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks with Kara Swisher at Code 2022. They discuss Psaki's new career at MSNBC, the state of news, and her time in the White House. Recorded on September 8th in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/22·38m 58s

The Future of Crypto, SPACs, and Trump's Legal Troubles

The Biden administration makes a full-court press at crypto. Could a digital dollar be next? Also, the FTC wants the dirt on the Amazon/Roomba deal. Trump says he can use the power of thought to declassify documents, but there's one thing he didn't think of: a new lawsuit from NY's Attorney General. Kara and Scott take a listener question about prioritizing your career and your clients. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/22·1h 0m

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy at Code 2022

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy speaks with Kara Swisher at Code 2022. Kara and Andy discuss his thoughts on unionization, returning to the office, higher wages, and tech legislation. Recorded on September 7th in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/22·59m 28s

States vs. Social Media, Adobe Acquires Figma, and Guest Marta Tellado

Kara and Scott discuss the impacts of a Texas social media law, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s bill to protect children’s data. Also, Adobe acquired Figma. Plus, a mega stock crash at Meta, a bizarre harassment case for eBay, and Russian troll’s impact on the Women’s March. Friend of Pivot, Marta Tellado, stops by to talk about her new book, “Buyer Aware: Harnessing Our Consumer Power for a Safe, Fair, and Transparent Marketplace.” You can find Marta on Twitter at @MLTellado. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/22·56m 13s

Bob Iger at Code 2022

Bob Iger, the former CEO and Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, speaks with Kara Swisher at Code 2022. Kara and Bob discuss the winners and losers in the streaming wars, the future of movies, that time he almost bought Twitter, and what he’s up to in retirement. Recorded on September 6 in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/22·47m 10s

Big Tech Testifies, California v. Amazon, and Patagonia for the Climate

It’s a big week on the Hill for tech companies. Kara and Scott discuss the testimonies of TikTok COO Vanessa Pappas and Twitter whistleblower, “Mudge.” Also, California’s Attorney General sued Amazon, Patagonia’s founder is giving the company away to help fight the climate crisis, and Kara's fired up about Link Rot. Plus, you'll want to stick around for our spiciest listener question yet. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/22·54m 25s

Frances Haugen at Code 2022

Frances Haugen, the former Facebook employee who turned over a trove of documents known as the Facebook Files, speaks with Kara Swisher and Casey Newton at Code 2022. What was the impact of Haugen’s disclosure, and what does she still wish to see? And, ultimately, was it worth it? Recorded on September 6 in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/22·38m 56s

The Twitter Whistleblower, A Potential Saudi Vice Deal, and Guest Mark Bergen

Kara and Scott are back to discuss the demise of a journalism antitrust bill, as well as a potential deal between Vice and a Saudi media giant. Also, Twitter says payments to a whistleblower shouldn't affect its deal with Elon Musk. Then, Friend of Pivot Mark Bergen chats about his new book, “Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination.” Plus, Scott was on Bill Maher! You can read the statement we mentioned from Little People of America here. Mark Bergen is on Twitter at @mhbergen. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/22·1h 4m

Snap Inc.'s Evan Spiegel at Code 2022

2022 has been a difficult year for Snap, Inc. Shortly after announcing layoffs, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sat down with Kara and Scott to discuss the challenges facing his company, and why he thinks they can be overcome. Recorded on September 7 at Code 2022 in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/22·37m 22s

Queen Elizabeth, Code 2022, and Return of the Dawg!

Scott Galloway is back! He joins Kara at Code 2022, where they spent the week interviewing the biggest names in tech (and some presidential hopefuls) about everything from regulation to TikTok to the legacy of Steve Jobs. It was busy week: Senator Amy Klobuchar and Amazon CEO Andy Jassy make their cases for and against antitrust bills. Former Disney CEO Bob Iger may have just opened himself to a subpoena from Elon Musk. And Tim Cook had a beautifully simple solution to the phone wars. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. --- A previous version of this episode included regrettable language to describe little people, or people with dwarfism. It has been removed, and in our next episode we will read and respond to a listener e-mail on the topic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/22·1h 7m

Land of the Giants: The Facebook Election

Today, we're sharing a special episode from Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption. To listen to the full series from episode one, Follow Land of the Giants to get new episodes every Wednesday. https://podcasts.voxmedia.com/show/land-of-the-giants Facebook used to brag about how its tools helped politicians swing elections. Now, the platform’s relationship to politics is much more complicated. Today: the story of how one politician, again and again, forced Zuckerberg to confront his own role in democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/22·32m 23s

Trump’s Top Secret Photo, Snap Layoffs, and more with George Hahn

George Hahn is back for our final Scott-Free August episode! Kara and George discuss Twitter's big changes (hello, Edit Button!), Snap’s disappearing staffers, and a photo shoot that may have laid Trump's secrets bare. Also, Elon Musk subpoenaed the Twitter whistleblower. Dr. Jeffrey Swisher joins to talk about long COVID, Monkeypox, and Kara's first cigarette. You can find George on Twitter at @georgehahn, and Jeffrey at @jeffreyswisher. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/22·1h 6m

The Fed’s Dire Warning, Apple's Legal Headache, and Guest Kevin Delaney

Today’s co-host is William D. Cohan! He and Kara discuss a dire warning from the Fed, and a potential antitrust case against Apple. Plus, Truth Social is struggling, and the @WhiteHouse Twitter is getting feisty. Charter's Kevin Delaney joins to discuss the future of work. You can find William on Twitter at @WilliamCohan, and Kevin at @delaney .Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/22·1h 9m

Twitter's Whistleblower and Biden's Debt Jubilee, with Sam Sanders

Sam Sanders (of Vulture's podcast "Into It") joins Kara to discuss the politics of Yellowstone, the return of MoviePass, and HBO's big win with "House of the Dragon." Also, President Biden makes a big move on student loan debt, and a whistleblower says Twitter isn't safe. Plus, a listener question about nostalgia. Check out "Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders" here. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/22·1h 3m

Social Media Bad Guys, Mar-a-Lago Mania, and Co-Host Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky co-hosts Pivot! She and Kara discuss Andrew Tate's ban from Meta and TikTok, Dan Price's exit from Gravity Payments amid assault allegations, and the latest in the Trump investigation. Also, CNN axes Brian Stelter and “Reliable Sources," and the Finnish Prime Minister’s party fallout. Then, a listener question on social media regulation. You can find Monica on Twitter at @MonicaLewinsky. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/22·55m 57s

Adam Neumann's Return, Climate Change Tech, and More with Molly Wood

Guest host Molly Wood joins Kara to discuss how social media platforms are preparing for the midterm elections, Elon Musk's Republican pajama party, and whether there's a capitalist solution to climate change. Also, an infamous ex-WeWork CEO gets a second chance... and $350 million. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/22·1h 5m

Salman Rushdie Recovers, Republicans vs. the FBI, and Guest Ken Burns

Roxane Gay joins Kara as guest co-host! They discuss the growing threats of violence following the FBI’s search of Mar-A-Lago and Salman Rushdie's recovery after his on-stage attack. Also, Amazon turns surveillance into reality TV, and Al Franken endorses Liz Cheney. Friend of Pivot Ken Burns discusses his latest work, “The U.S. and the Holocaust.” You can find Roxane on Twitter at @rgay, and listen to "The Roxane Gay Agenda". “The U.S. and the Holocaust” premieres September 18th on PBS. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/22·56m 12s

Trump Pleads the Fifth, Privacy Post-Roe, and Elon Dumps More Tesla For Twitter

Judd Apatow is Kara’s guest co-host! They discuss what the Fifth Amendment means to Donald Trump, the use of private Facebook messages in a Nebraska abortion case and Disney’s subscriber numbers. Also, Elon Musk sold more Tesla stock, and a listener question on working with your spouse. Judd’s new movie, BROS is out September 30th. George Carlin’s American Dream is nominated for 5 Emmys, and voting is open now! Apply to work for Kara’s new podcast here.  Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/22·53m 9s

A Landmark Climate Bill, Alex Jones Owes, and Guest Isaac Fitzgerald

Kara’s co-host for this episode is the one and only Sean Hayes! They discuss the Alex Jones verdict awarding more than $45 million to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim, and the Senate passing a landmark climate, health, and tax bill. Plus, people are paying big money to be podcast guests, HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging, and theaters are making a comeback. Then, they’re joined by Friend of Pivot, Isaac Fitzgerald to talk about his memoir, “Dirtbag, Massachusetts.” Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/22·1h 1m

Primary Results, An Abortion Win in Kansas, and Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip

Kara is joined by co-host Lis Smith! They discuss this week’s primary results and Kansas voting to uphold the right to abortion. Also, Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, and Twitter subpoenas Musk allies. And, though it is indeed Scott-Free August….some dick jokes. You can find Lis’s book, “Any Given Tuesday,” here. Send us your questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/22·57m 25s

The Missing January 6th Texts, Sinema’s Disruption, and Guest Sari Horwitz on the Opioid Industry

Scott-Free August is here, and comedian Kathy Griffin is Kara’s first guest co-host! They discuss the missing Secret Service text messages, and whether Kyrsten Sinema will disrupt the Schumer-Manchin bill. Also, Alex Jones has filed for bankruptcy amidst a defamation trial, and celebrities love flying private. Then, we're joined by Friend of Pivot Sari Horwitz on her new book, “American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry.” You can find an excerpt of the book here, and can buy a copy here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/22·1h 2m

The DOJ’s Trump Investigation, Meta’s Revenue Drop, and Joe Manchin’s Deal

MSNBC’s Katy Tur is Scott's guest co-host on this episode! They discuss Meta’s first ever drop in revenue, and the backlash against Instagram's new design. Also, Trump is under investigation by the Justice Department, Verizon gives OAN the boot, and Sen. Joe Manchin's surprising deal. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/22·1h 3m

Liz Cheney's Next Move, a Massive Crypto Scam, Earnings, and More

Of course Kara and Scott will talk about the sex lives of tech leaders. But once that's out of their system, they'll discuss Q2 Earnings, whether the Jan. 6th committee will hear from Ginni Thomas, and salary transparency. Friend of Pivot Jamie Bartlett tells us about his book, "The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It.” Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. You can follow Jamie at @JamieJBartlett and check out The Missing Cryptoqueen podcast here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/22·1h 8m

Amazon's Healthcare Move, Netflix Earnings, and More

Amazon's purchase of One Medical could disrupt the healthcare industry, maybe for the better, Kara and Scott discuss stock gains for Netflix and Tesla, and whether Biden's executive actions on climate change are executive enough. Plus, a listener question on changing careers. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/22·1h 4m

Microsoft & Netflix are BFFs, Delaware Showdown, and Sperm Donors

Elon Musk doesn't want to go to Delaware anytime soon. Adam Neumann's new blockchain venture isn't bearing fruit. "Normal Family" author Chrysta Bilton tells Scott and Kara about IVF, DNA tests, and her prolific sperm donor father, who produced more than 40 children. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/22·1h 4m

Everyone’s Favorite Legal Battle, and So Much Inflation

Kara and Scott discuss inflation being at a 41 year high, and predict what's to come in the showdown at the Delaware Chancery Court between Twitter and Elon Musk. Also, the newest revelations from the January 6th hearings, Governor Newsom takes on gun manufacturers, and crypto lender Celsius files for bankruptcy. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/22·57m 6s

Twitter and Elon Head to Court, The Uber Files, and Guest Mark Leibovich

Kara and Scott discuss Elon Musk and Twitter gearing up for a court battle, the initial revelations from The Uber Files, and Klarna’s slashed valuation.  They also debate the ethics of a liberal group offering bounties for Supreme Court Justice sightings. Then, they’re joined by Friend of Pivot Mark Leibovich to discuss his new book, “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVITUDE: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission.” You can find Mark on Twitter at @MarkLeibovich and you can buy his book here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/22·59m 7s

Bonus Episode: Elon is Done with Twitter

Breaking news: Elon Musk has informed Twitter that he is terminating his $44 billion dollar deal. Kara and Scott have a few things to say, and a few (correct) predictions to flash back to. We'll be back on Tuesday with a regular episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/22·21m 23s

Twitter’s Suing the Government of India and Yet Another Mass Shooting in America

Kara and Scott discuss Twitter alleging the Government of India abused their power, and more Government vs. Tech news. And there was yet again, another mass shooting in America. Plus, Boris Johnson will Brexit, and he’s not the only one with secret children. Also, Biden and Bezos have beef, and Gavin Newsom is coming for Ron DeSantis. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/22·53m 42s

Twitter, Layoffs, and Streaming: Pivot's Q2 Quarterly Review

Kara and Scott are back with a Quarterly Review, to see how our predictions from the past quarter have held up. We'll also get some predictions for the next quarter from Friends of Pivot, including Preet Bharara, host of Stay Tuned with Preet, Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO of Yelp, Edward Ongweso Jr. of Vice’s Motherboard, and Cecilia Kang of The New York Times. You can find Preet on Twitter at @PreetBharara, Jeremy at @jeremys, Edward at @bigblackjacobin, and Cecilia at @ceciliakang. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/22·38m 43s

Corporations Adapt Post-Roe, Disney’s Bob Chapek is Here to Stay, and Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony

Kara and Scott take a look at how corporations are adapting to a post-Roe world, including Facebook blocking abortion content, and major pharmacies limiting the sale of Plan B. Also, Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s contract was extended and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann is stepping down. Plus, Cassidy Hutchinson’s blockbuster testimony and Snapchat’s subscription service. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/22·1h 1m

Post-Roe America: Politics, Privacy, and the Court

Kara talks to three experts about the fallout from Dobbs v Jackson. First, Irin Carmon, Senior Correspondent at New York Magazine, joins to discuss the immediate impact on the front lines, Then, Amy Kapczynski, Professor of Law at Yale Law School, walks us through what may be next for SCOTUS. Finally, Evan Greer, Director of Fight for the Future, joins to discuss the fallout for tech and privacy. You can find Irin at @irin on Twitter, Amy at @akapczynski, and Evan at @evan_greer. Amy’s blog can be found here, and New York Magazine’s Abortion Guide can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/22·53m 11s

TikTok's China Problem, Kellogg's Snack Attack, and MSNBC'S Katy Tur

Twitter's board gives Elon's bid the go-ahead, the Obamas ditch Spotify for Amazon, and TikTok denies that it's sending data to China, even as reporting says otherwise. Kara and Scott speak with MSNBC's Katy Tur about cable news, Trump, and her new memoir, Rough Draft. Katy Tur is on Twitter at @KatyTurNBC. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. *An earlier version of the episode referred to Vanessa Pappas as the CEO of TikTok. She is the COO. We regret the error. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/22·1h 1m

Couples, Money, and the Future of Dating Apps

In Pivot’s first (and possibly last) dating-themed show, Kara and Scott discuss expert predictions on the future of dating apps, and listener questions about romance, finance, and personal marketing. You can find Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, on Twitter at @loganury and Julia Naftulin, Health Reporter at Insider, at @jnaftulin. **Today’s show contains mature adult themes and is not intended for younger audience members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/22·48m 7s

Elon's Meet-and-Tweet, Microsoft's Union Deal, and Senator Michael Bennet

Netflix plays a Squid Game in real life, but the Fed may have already launched its own. The January 6 Committee gives tech a break, Microsoft reaches a deal with a union, and Elon Musk meets with Twitter staffers to sing WeChat's praises. Also, Senator Michael Bennet drops in to discuss his plan for regulating Big Tech. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/22·1h 10m

Will Netflix Buy Roku? Are You Ready for Antitrust Summer? And More.

Kara and Scott sounds off about the rumors of a Netflix-Roku deal. Also, the Senate could vote on two antitrust bills this month. And Meta is delaying its rollout of AR glasses. Friend of Pivot, David Gelles to discuss his new book on Jack Welch, "The Man Who Broke Capitalism."You can find David’s book here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/22·1h 4m

Apple’s Buy-Now-Pay-Later, Texas’ Twitter Investigation, and Buzzfeed’s Stock Drop

Kara and Scott discuss Apple getting into the Buy-Now-Pay-Later game, and Texas announcing an investigation into the number of bots on Twitter. Also, Buzzfeed shares took a major tumble. Then, a listener question on whether ethical billionaires exist. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/22·53m 44s

Elon Threatens to Walk, TikTok's Fave CPA, Krystal Todd, and more.

Surprise, surprise: Elon is threatening to walk away from the Twitter deal. We look ahead to the upcoming public hearings from the January 6th committee. Then, Kara and Scott are joined by Friend of Pivot, Krystal Todd, CPA, to discuss her financial literacy crusade on TikTok and YouTube. You can find Krystal on TikTok at @KrystalToddCPA and on her YouTube channel, The Cash Compass. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/22·1h 1m

Sheryl Sandberg's Next Move

Elon Musk orders Tesla executives back to the office, Texas's social media law goes back on ice, and the FTC sets its sights on Amazon. Sheryl Sandberg announces she's leaving Meta (née Facebook). Kara and Scott predict what's next for tech's most famous COO. Send us your Listener Mail questions (especially if they're about dating!) by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/22·1h 5m

Ask Kara and Scott!

You send us great questions, and we owe you answers. On this episode, we open up the listener mailbag, fielding queries such as: What's the best way to change jobs? How does Kara prepare for her interviews? Why isn't Scott on Shark Tank? Plus, the dating advice you didn't know you needed...and more! Submit your Listener Mail questions for a future episode by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/22·50m 48s

Judd Apatow, Texas, and Snap Inc.

Kara and Scott discuss the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Also, Snap Inc.’s stock spiral, and Paypal and Klarna layoffs. Then, they’re joined by Friend of Pivot Judd Apatow to discuss the state of comedy, harnessing creativity, and his new documentary, George Carlin’s American Dream. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/22·1h 12m

Just the SPACs, Ma'am

Apple pulls up roots in China, Facebook gives researchers access to some treasured data, and the SPAC market falters. Also, the S&P moves Tesla from the Nice to the Naughty list. Scott and Kara are joined by Pulitzer prize-winning author Matt Richtel for a conversation on creativity and a not-so-prize-winning song about sex. Matt Richtel's INSPIRED: Understanding Creativity: a Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul is on sale now. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/22·1h 16m

Billionaires Shouldn't Tweet, Netflix Layoffs, and Guest Rebecca Traister

Primary results are in! Aggrieved billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk can't stop tweeting at the government and Netflix laid off 150 full-time staffers. Also, ICE is watching you. Kara and Scott are joined by Friend of Pivot Rebecca Traister to discuss the impending end of Roe v. Wade. You can find Rebecca on Twitter at @rtraister. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this episode, we stated that Netflix cancelled its animated Matilda series, which was incorrect. In fact, Matilda is going back into development, but has not been cancelled. The streamer will also release a film version of Matilda the Musical later this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/22·1h 6m

Twitter's Lots of Bots, Netflix Isn't Joking With Employees

Disney+ gains subscribers in Q2, but winter may be coming. Kara and Scott discuss Twitter's bot problem, and what it could mean for Elon's takeover bid. Also, a listener question about AirBNB, and a prediction on the future of employment. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/22·54m 25s

Bonus Episode: Elon Pauses Twitter Bid

Elon Musk is putting his Twitter deal on hold. Who could have predicted this??? Kara and Scott have a few things to say. -- We'll be back on Tuesday with a regular episode of Pivot! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/22·19m 2s

Thiel Thinks BlackRock is Woke, Tesla Stalls Out, and a Crypto Crash

Tesla halts production in Shanghai, Grindr flirts with going public, and Democrats get an edge at the FTC. Also, Peter Thiel sets his sights on BlackRock, because apparently it's too woke? Kara and Scott discuss the meltdown in cryptocurrencies and take a listener question about TikTok's management. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/22·1h 1m

Market Madness, The Latest on Roe, and Guest Kirsten Grind

Kara and Scott ponder the market slide and where its worst impacts will be felt, and discuss legal efforts to jump-start a Post-Roe society. Plus, Elon thinks he can quintuple Twitter’s revenue in the next six years, and Meta is going physical. Today's Friend of Pivot is Kirsten Grind, the co-author of of “Happy at Any Cost,” about former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh. You can find Kirsten on Twitter at @KirstenGrind. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/22·1h 7m

Can Corporations Plan for a Post-Roe World?

Roe v. Wade could be overturned. Kara and Scott discuss the implications for big business and beyond. Also, Uber and Lyft get a flat tire in their first quarter. What does that mean for the millennial lifestyle? And, Vice could go to pieces, and Elon's funding partners are revealed. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/22·51m 35s

Tech Stock Slump, Staff Morale Down at the FTC, and Guest Tripp Mickle

Kara and Scott discuss Amazon missing its earnings target, employee morale at the FTC, and Warren Buffet’s latest comments on the stock market. Plus, the Correspondents Dinner is back and workers behind union drives at Amazon and Starbucks may get a White House visit. Then, we’re joined by Friend of Pivot, Tripp Mickle to discuss his book, “After Steve” about Apple post Steve Jobs. You can find Tripp on Twitter at @trippmickle and can order “After Steve” here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/22·59m 11s

The Latest Twitter Battle, What's Up With Tech Stocks, and Our Guest Is State Senator Mallory McMorrow

Kara and Scott discuss the fallout so far from Elon’s Twitter purchase, and some mixed news for big tech stocks. Also, Fidelity is throwing Bitcoin into 401Ks and Robinhood is cutting staff. Then, Friend of Pivot, State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about her viral response to accusations of “grooming.” You can find Senator McMorrow on Twitter at @MalloryMcMorrow. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/22·1h 11m

Twitter! CNN+! Unions!

In the most Elon Musk move ever, the billionaire bought Twitter just 2 hours after we finished taping. But don’t worry, we did an emergency re-tape so you’d have our latest thoughts. Scott & Kara discuss the unprecedented buyout, as well as Scott's front row seat to the demise of CNN+. And as Amazon labor organizers make inroads in New York, Kim Kelly, author of Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor, joins us to talk about the past, present, and future of unions. Follow Kim Kelly at @GrimKim and find her book here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/22·1h 20m

Everyone's Watching NFLX, and Elon Says "Funding Secured"

Elon Musk says he's financed his Twitter bid to the tune of $46 billion. Netflix subscriber numbers dropped for the first time in over a decade, but is the market missing the bigger picture? Also, Governor Ron DeSantis won't be leading the Disney parade anytime soon. And, Kara and Scott take a listener question about the future of aging. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/22·45m 31s

The Poison Pill, The State of Streaming and Guest William D. Cohan

Kara and Scott discuss the Twitter board's “poison pill” approach to fend of Elon’s bid. Friend of Pivot William D. Cohan joins to discuss whether or not Elon has the cash. Also, Alex Jones’ Info Wars has declared bankruptcy, and Tucker Carlson’s new documentary trailer is raising eyebrows... and other things, too. You can find William on Twitter at @WilliamCohan. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/22·1h 5m

Is Elon's Offer Serious? Plus, Inflation, Astroturfing, and DAOs

The Elon and Twitter saga continues: Kara and Scott talk about Musk’s offer to buy all of Twitter for $43 billion. Also, inflation, price gouging vs supply and demand, and more trouble at the Texas border. Then, a listener question, and Wins and Fails. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/22·1h 6m

Elon's Twitter Board Reversal, Warner Bros. and Discovery Merger, and Cathy O’Neil on Shame

Never mind: Elon's NOT joining the Twitter board after all. Kara and Scott discuss the Warner Media and Discovery deal closing. Plus, a strike at Etsy, and Saudi investments in Jared Kushner. Then, Kara is joined by Friend of Pivot and author of “The Shame Machine,” Cathy O’Neil. You can find Cathy on Twitter at @mathbabedotorg. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/22·54m 6s

Has Musk Crossed a Red Line? Plus: Uber’s Superapp, and Career Advice for Grads

Stock buys, joining the board, edit buttons, polls: Kara and Scott Discuss everything Elon and Twitter. Also, Uber’s looking to create a superapp. Plus, a listener question on startup culture, and Wins and Fails. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/22·1h 2m

Elon’s Twitter Buy, Urban Hellscapes, and Guest Dr. Laurie Santos

Kara is joined by co-host George Hahn today to discuss Elon Musk becoming Twitter's largest shareholder, Louis C.K.'s Grammy win, and urban crime trends. This episode's Friend of Pivot, Dr. Laurie Santos of The Happiness Lab to talk about the secret to living a happy life.Y ou can find George on Twitter at @georgehahn. You can find Dr. Laurie Santos hosting The Happiness Lab and on Twitter at @lauriesantos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/22·1h 9m

Pivot Q1 Quarterly Review

Kara and Scott are back with Pivot’s Quarterly Review series. They take a look at Scott’s past predictions on Alibaba, Meme Stocks, and record entrepreneurship to see how they’ve held up. Then, they get some predictions from Friends of Pivot, including Ina Fried of Axios, journalist Nicole Perlroth, Rani Molla of Recode, and Matt Belloni of Puck. You can find Ina on Twitter at @inafried, Nicole at @nicoleperlroth, Rani at @ranimolla, and Matt at @MattBelloni. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/22·1h 2m

Oscars Reactions, Apple Subscriptions, and The Team Behind Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

Kara and Scott discuss new regulations for tech in Europe and Apple planning a subscription service. And of course, all the Oscars news. Then, they’re joined by Friends of Pivot, Executive Producers of Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, Brian Koppelman, David Levine, and Beth Schacter. You can watch Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/22·1h 10m

Buzzfeed Layoffs, SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings, and MacKenzie Scott’s Donations

Kara and Scott discuss Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, layoffs at Buzzfeed, and a new social network from AARP. Also, Ben and Justin Smith announce the name of their new venture and more impressive donations from MacKenzie Scott. Then, a prediction on what’s to come for private companies across the U.S. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/22·1h 3m

Disney Drama, Amazon Owns MGM, and Guest Kelly AuCoin

Kara and Scott talk about the latest drama at Disney, Amazon officially owning MGM, and some impressive download numbers for Crypto apps. Also, China produces more billionaires than any other country, but regulatory crackdowns there have led to tens of thousands of job cuts. Today's Friend of Pivot is Scott 2, aka actor Kelly AuCoin, who joins to talk about playing our Scott in WeCrashed on Apple TV. You can find Kelly on Twitter at @KellyAuCoin77. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/22·1h 2m

Universities Cut Ties with Russia, Antitrust Action, and Guest Preet Bharara

Kara and Scott talk about universities cutting ties with Russia, this week's antitrust action against Amazon, and the Fed raising interest rates for the first time in three years. Also, Tesla prices are going up, and there's a big switch-up at Starbucks. Friend of Pivot Preet Bharara joins to discuss his upcoming live event, and more. You can find Preet on Twitter at @PreetBharara. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/22·1h 5m

More COVID Disruptions, Government Internet Carve-Ups, and Friend of Pivot, Dr. Vivek Murthy

Kara and Scott discuss the latest COVID-related supply chain interruptions in China, and Disney's pause on all political donations in Florida. Plus, governments are carving up the global internet. Friend of Pivot Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins to talk about misinformation and loneliness. You can find Dr. Murthy on Twitter at @Surgeon_General and @vivek_murthy. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/22·1h 3m

Let's Say Gay, The U.S. Bans Russian Oil, and Guest Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

Florida's “Don’t Say Gay” has impacts for Pivot. Kara and Scott discuss the U.S. ban on Russian oil, and Biden’s executive order on cryptocurrencies. Also, Elon just wants his Twitter freedom back. Friend of Pivot Jeffrey Sonnenfeld has been tracking all the companies that have left Russia... and the ones that have stayed. You can find Jeffrey on Twitter at @JeffSonnenfeld and can find his list here. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Recorded 3/10/2022. Since recording, Burger King and Uniqlo have updated their positions on Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/22·1h 5m

Truth Social Sinks, More Russia Fallout for Big Tech, and Guest Elizabeth Williamson

Russia’s invasion has more impacts for Big Tech, including Facebook. Elon Musk wants a union vote, and Apple may have big surprises at today’s event. Also, Trump’s Truth Social does not have the largest audience ever. Guest Elizabeth Williamson joins to talk with Kara and Scott about her new book, “Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and The Battle for Truth.” You can find Elizabeth on Twitter at @NYTLiz. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/22·1h 12m

The Latest on Ukraine, A TikTok Investigation, and Guest Gal Beckerman

Kara and guest host Stephanie Ruhle discuss the latest developments in Ukraine, the Fed's plan to raise interest rates, and a new investigation of TikTok's effects on mental health. Plus, Friend of Pivot Gal Beckerman joins to discuss his new book, The Quiet Before: On The Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas. You can find Gal on Twitter at @galbeckerman. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/22·1h 9m

BONUS EPISODE! Live from Pivot MIA: The Life Cycle of a Company with Prof. Aswath Damodaran

In one of the most popular presentations from Pivot MIA, Professor Aswath Damodoran of NYU's Stern School of Business compares the life cycle of a company to the stages of life of an actual human being. It’s the structure he uses to understand why companies do what they do, and more importantly, to pinpoint “when companies do things they shouldn’t be doing.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/22·47m 52s

How Big Tech is Responding to Russia, with guest Nicole Perlroth

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine causes trouble for Big Tech players. Kara and Scott discuss its effects on moderation, monetization, and cybersecurity with journalist Nicole Perlroth. Plus, the CDC says most of the country can go maskless, and Elon Musk has more trouble with the SEC. And big news for Pivot fans: You can WATCH video clips from Pivot on Salesforce+. Find Nicole on Twitter at @nicoleperlroth. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/22·1h 7m

BONUS EPISODE: Parler, GETTR CEOs in Conversation with Casey Newton at Pivot MIA

Platformer's Casey Newton speaks with Parler CEO George Farmer and GETTR CEO Jason Miller about the conservative social media business model, free speech, and content moderation. Recorded live at Pivot MIA on February 16, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/22·46m 47s

Russia Invades Ukraine, Texas Gov.'s Attack on Trans Youth, and Guest Ben Stiller

New Friend of Pivot Ben Stiller joins to talk about his new Apple TV+ thriller, Severance. Kara and Scott also discuss Texas Governor Greg Abbot's attack on health care for trans youth, as well as what Russia's invasion of Ukraine means for tech and business You can find Ben on social media at @RedHourBen. Severance is streaming now on Apple TV+. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/22·1h 8m

Disney’s Housing Venture, Truth Social’s Soft Launch, and Scott’s Voicemails

Kara and Scott discuss Truth Social’s future, Elon Musk’s beef with the SEC, and Disney’s new housing venture. Plus, Kara hired a plane to fly Scott’s phone number on a banner over South Beach. We play the voicemails. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/22·53m 5s

BONUS EPISODE! Live from Pivot MIA: Kara & Scott in conversation with Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb

Kara and Scott chat with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky about the future of the travel industry, housing, workplace culture, human interaction, and why the pandemic was the “ultimate growing-up experience” for business founders. Plus, he tells the audience all about his stay at a “themed fairytale princess Cinderella cottage.” Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/22·57m 25s

What Happens in Miami....

Couldn't make it to Pivot MIA? Kara and guest host Casey Newton bring you the highlights: from Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's remarks on how his company handled January 6th, to the fireworks at Casey's panel on conservative social networks. Plus, a look at the latest headlines, including Melania Trump's NFT mystery. You can find Casey on Twitter at @CaseyNewton. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/22·1h 0m

All Things Pivot MIA, California’s Lawsuit Against Tesla, and The Latest on the Trucker Convoy

Kara and Scott are in Miami! They talk through what’s to come at Pivot MIA, including interviews with Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, David M. Solomon, and NYU Professor, Aswath Damodaran. Also, California’s lawsuit against Tesla for racist harassment of employees, and how the CIA may be spying on Americans. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/22·44m 9s

Peloton's Executive Shuffle, Peter Thiel's Meta Exit, and the Future of Fintech with Jeremy Allaire

Listeners tell Kara and Scott why they're not watching the Olympics, and Elon's tweets draw SEC attention (again). Also, Amazon wants five star talent, and it's willing to pay. Friend of Pivot Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle, drops by to discuss USDC, stablecoins, and the future of fintech. You can find Jeremy on Twitter at @jerallaire. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/22·1h 10m

More Bad News at Spotify, Amazon’s Ad Business Revealed, and Guest Wajahat Ali

Meta threatens to shut down Facebook in Europe! Kara and Scott discuss the latest twist at Spotify, and the surprising scale of Amazon's advertising business. Also, no one is watching the Olympics. Friend of Pivot Wajahat Ali joins to talk about his book, “Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American." You can find Wajahat on Twitter at @WajahatAli. Send us your Listener Mail questions by calling us at 855-51-PIVOT, or via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/22·1h 11m

Listeners Sound Off on Spotify, Big Tech's Winners & Losers, and CNN’s Jeff Zucker is Out

Kara and Scott go through your responses on Spotify’s Joe Rogan controversy. Then, they unpack the Big Tech winners and losers of earnings week. Also, Jeff Zucker is out at CNN. Plus, a prediction on what’s to come for Metaverse real estate. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/22·1h 11m

Spotify's Joe Rogan Controversy, Canada's Trucker Protests, and Guest Neal Kaytal

Kara and Scott have a lot to say about Spotify, Joe Rogan, and Neil Young.  A "Freedom Convoy" of Canadian truckers are protesting vaccine mandates, and Elon Musk thinks they "rule." Plus, Friend of Pivot, Neal Katyal on Justice Stephen Breyer and SCOTUS. You can find Neal on Twitter at @neal_katyal. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/22·1h 8m

Facebook’s Crypto Dreams Bite the Dust, Robinhood M&A Rumors, and Guest W. Kamau Bell

Kara and Scott discuss the downfall of Facebook cryptocurrency, Diem, and M&A speculation surrounding Robinhood. Also, another round of Elevator Pitch starring Tom Brady’s NFT platform, Autograph. Then, Friend of Pivot W. Kamau Bell joins to talk about his upcoming documentary, “We Need to Talk About Cosby.” You can find Kamau on Twitter at @wkamaubell. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/22·1h 3m

Stock Market Blues, a Crypto Crash, and Mark Cuban's Pharmacy

Can things get any worse for Peloton? Kara and Scott discuss the D.C. tech lobby, Twitter's push into NFTs, and the troubled stock market. Plus, Mark Cuban's new online pharmacy, and a listener question about whether your local grocery store should play by Amazon's rules. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/22·1h 1m

The FTC's New Rules, Sony's Fall, and Starbucks 86's a Vax Mandate

Kara and Scott delve into Peloton's uphill battle, and what the proposed Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal means for Sony. Also, they unpack Kara's interview with FTC chair Lina Khan. Plus: A listener question about vertical integration. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/22·1h 3m

Google’s Manipulated Ad Auctions, Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard, and the Danger of Billionaires

Kara and Scott discuss Microsoft's play for Activision Blizzard, Google's alleged ad auction shell game, and Peleton's rise in prices. Also, DirecTV is dropping One America News. We’re joined by our Friend of Pivot, Peter S. Goodman to discuss his book, “DAVOS MAN: How the Billionaires Devoured the World.” You can find Peter on Twitter at @petersgoodman. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/22·1h 8m

The Biggest Deal in Video Game History, and the FTC Comes for Meta (Again)

Kara and Scott discuss the return of the FTC’s monopoly case against Meta, Take Two's purchase of Zynga, and a new lawsuit claiming the nation’s top universities colluded to fix pricing. Plus, United Airlines' Covid staffing woes, and a prediction on Pinterest. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/22·59m 41s

Tech Stocks, Covid Sick Leave, The Winners of The Chip Shortage, and Guest Jonathan Greenblatt

Kara and Scott discuss The New York Times' plans to buy The Athletic, how Tesla adapted to the 2021 chip shortage, and the latest tech stock slide. Also, Amazon cuts paid leave time for Covid. Our Friend of Pivot is Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. He'll discuss his new book, “It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable―And How We Can Stop It.” You can find Jonathan on Twitter at @JGreenblattADL. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/22·1h 12m

Rep. Adam Schiff on the Capitol Attack Anniversary, The Theranos Trial Verdict, and Adam Neumann is back

Kara and Scott discuss the verdict of the Theranos trial, Ben Smith's new global news startup, and Apple crossing the 3 trillion dollar-mark. Also, Adam Neumann is back. Then, Chairman Adam Schiff joins on the anniversary of the insurrection. Plus, a prediction on meme stocks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/22·1h 9m

Twitter Boots Marjorie Taylor Greene, Russia’s Demands for Netflix, and Omicron Ruined the Holidays

Kara and Scott are back! On the agenda? Twitter's decision to ban Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account, Russia forcing Netflix to stream state-owned channels, and Apple’s plan to keep their engineers from leaving. Plus, the many ways Omicron ruined the holidays. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/22·54m 19s

Guest Episode: Stay Tuned with Preet: College Cartels and Facebook Follies (with Scott Galloway)

Preet answers listener questions about Michael Cohen’s assertion that former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg is “not the key” to the Manhattan DA’s investigation. He also addresses the news that former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows has decided to cooperate with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack.  Then, Preet interviews Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and host of The Prof G Pod and Pivot. They talk about how the pandemic has changed the nature of work, the cartel-like behavior exhibited by elite higher ed institutions, and what to do about Facebook.  For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/college-cartels-and-facebook-follies-with-scott-galloway/ Don’t miss the Insider Bonus, where Galloway answers a lightning round of questions. The CAFE merch store is now open! Head to cafe.com/shop for some holiday favorites.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. Stay Tuned with Preet is produced by CAFE and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Director: David Tatasciore; Editorial Producers: Sam Ozer-Staton, Noa Azulai. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/21·1h 6m

2021: Pivot's Year In Review

Kara and Scott look back at the biggest news of 2021. From the Capitol insurrection to the Facebook Files, 2021 was chock full of wild events, big personalities, and strange happenings. Join us as we unpack one of the longest years, ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/21·59m 16s

Guest Episode: Decoder with Nilay Patel: Why the future of work is the future of travel, with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky prides himself on thinking very differently than other CEOs, and his answers to the Decoder questions about how he structures and manages his company were almost always the opposite of what I’m used to hearing on the show. Airbnb is pretty much a single team, focused on a single product, and it all rolls up to Brian. That’s very different from most other big companies, which have lots of divisions and overlapping lines of authority. And Airbnb’s relationship to cities is changing as tourism changes. Airbnb used to be the poster child for a tech company that showed up without permission and fought with regulators, but as the company has grown and the pandemic has changed things, it’s entered what is hopefully a more mature phase — it just came to a deal with New York City after ten years of argument. I asked Brian about that and about what it’s like to run a public company now — the transition from scrappy startup to public company engaged with regulators is a big one. Of course, I also had to ask about cryptocurrency and the metaverse — does Brian think we’re all going to be visiting virtual NFT museums on vacations in the future? You have to listen and find out. Okay, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, here we go. Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/22547463 Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone, and Andrew Marino, our research was done by Liz Lian. And we are edited by Callie Wright. Our music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/21·1h 9m

BFFs: The Best of Kara and Scott 2021

This episode takes a look back at 12 months of the most aspirational friendship in podcasting. Kara and Scott review a year's worth of hot takes, bold ideas, jealous fits, civil disagreements, and heartwarming family vacations. Come for the memories, stay for the triggers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/21·53m 20s

End of Year Listener Mail Bag

In this episode, Kara and Scott dedicate a full show to the questions you've sent in! They answer questions on responsible gambling, the future of transportation, green energy investments, and more. They also reveal their favorite interviews over the past year, as well as their New Year's resolutions for 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/21·47m 35s

Pivot Predictions Special: 2022

Kara, Scott and a handful of Friends of Pivot make some predictions about what 2022 has in store for the Metaverse, China, Apple and more. In this episode, we hear predictions from Co-Anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box Andrew Ross Sorkin, LightShed Partners’ Rich Greenfield, Senator Amy Klobuchar, author Cory Doctorow, WSJ Senior Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern, NBC News Senior Business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle, NYU Professor Aswath Damodaran, author Sheera Frenkel, and actor George Hahn. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/21·1h 7m

Apple’s Secret China Deal, Buzzfeed’s Mild Disaster, and Newspapers Strike Back

Kara and Scott discuss a massive Amazon Web Services outage, Trump Media's new CEO, and Tim Cook’s Chinese diplomacy. Also, what BuzzFeed's stock launch means for the rest of us. Plus, a prediction on who will acquire Twitter. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/21·52m 55s

Twitter’s Reorg, Comedians v. Spotify, and Friends of Pivot Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Peterson

Kara and Scott discuss Twitter’s split into three divisions, Spotify’s royalty dispute with comedians, and the charges against parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect. Also, CNN’s messy Cuomo breakup, and Donald Trump’s media group says it’s raised $1 billion. Plus, Friends of Pivot Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Peterson on their new book, “OUT OF OFFICE: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home.” You can find Charlie and Anne on Twitter at @cwarzel and @annehelen. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/21·1h 10m

Twitter’s New Anti-Harassment Policy, Chris Cuomo’s Suspension, and Stacey Abrams is Running for Governor

Kara and Scott discuss Twitter’s new anti-harassment policy, Chris Cuomo’s indefinite suspension from CNN, and Stacey Abrams running for Governor in Georgia. Also, UK’s Competition Watchdog tells Meta to sell off GIPHY. CEOs and insiders have sold off a record number of stocks in 2021. Plus, Scott gives us some predictions on SpaceX and Twitter. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/21·51m 46s

Jack Dorsey steps down from Twitter, Omicron’s Impact, and Friend of Pivot, John McWhorter

Kara and Scott discuss the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, Jack Dorsey's Twitter exit, and Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri's upcoming congressional testimony. Also, a bidding war for an original U.S. Constitution, and the pressure on ride-sharing giant Didi to delist from the NY Stock Exchange. Plus, Friend of Pivot, and author of the book “Woke Racism,” John McWhorter. You can find John on Twitter at @JohnHMcWhorter. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/21·1h 17m

Build Back Better Passes in the House, Amazon’s Exposed Customer Data, and the Holmes Trial's Surprise Witness

Kara and Scott discuss Amazon reportedly leaving customer data exposed inside the company, Build Back Better passing the House, and Apple’s back-to-the-office plan. Plus, Elizabeth Holmes testifies in her own trial. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/21·59m 41s

Pulp Fiction NFTs, Netflix’s Numbers Revealed, and Peloton Peddles New Stock

Kara is back with Scott to discuss Peloton's new stock offering, the Miramax versus Tarantino battle over Pulp Fiction NFTs, and alarming updates in Activision's sexual misconduct allegations. Plus, Netflix reveals its most popular content and an iconic arena gets a crypto name change. Plus, Scott gives us a prediction on the Metaverse. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/21·57m 0s

The Great Resignation Continues, J&J’s Two-Way Split, and Friend of Pivot, Blake Scholl

Kara is out welcoming the newest member of the Pivot family! Scott is joined by co-host Stephanie Ruhle to talk about The Great Resignation, inflation, J&J’s split, and Steve Bannon’s indictment. Also, Elon is still bullying senators on Twitter, and Beto is officially running for Governor of Texas. Plus, Scott chats with Friend of Pivot, Founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic, Blake Scholl about supersonic air travel. You can find Blake on Twitter at @bscholl, and Boom Supersonic at @boomaero. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/21·1h 4m

GE’s Three-Way Split, Facebook Scraps “Sensitive”Ad-Targeting Categories, and Friend of Pivot, Jonathan Haidt

Kara and Scott discuss GE’s plans to split into three companies, Facebook’s decision to disable ad targeting based on sensitive categories, and the Twitter Blue rollout. Also, a data breach at Robinhood, and Adam Neumann’s return. And Scott gives us a prediction on M&As in 2022. Plus, Friend of Pivot Jonathan Haidt on social media’s mental health effects. You can find Jonathan on Twitter at @JonHaidt and can find more of his research at thecoddling.com/better-social-media. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/21·1h 9m

Elon’s Taxes, Infrastructure Week at Last, and Friend of Pivot, Mark Mahaney

Kara and Scott discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill, Pfizer’s new COVID-19 pill, and Scott’s Twitter feud with Elon Musk. Big Bird and Aaron Rogers take heat for their vaccination statuses. Plus, Friend of Pivot Mark Mahaney on his new book, Nothing But Net. You can find Mark on Twitter at @markmahaney. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/21·59m 25s

The Tesla and Hertz Mystery, a Tough Election for Democrats, and the Squid Crash

Kara and Scott unpack Tuesday’s election results, dive into the confusion around the Tesla and Hertz deal, and examine Zillow quitting the home-buying business. Also, cryptocurrency Squid crashes and the Facebook app is ditching facial recognition. Plus, Scott gives us a prediction for Build Back Better. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/21·1h 3m

Facebook is So Meh-ta, Biden's Budget Package, and Friend of Pivot, Aswath Damodaran

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook’s rebrand, Biden’s big week at COP 26, the spending bill drama at home, and the CEO who actually asked for a pay cut. Plus, Friend of Pivot Aswath Damodaran on taxing billionaires, the future of SPACs, markets, meme stocks, and more. You can find Aswath at @AswathDamodaran. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/21·1h 10m

The Billionaire Tax Bites the Dust, Big Tech’s Q3, and Tesla’s Worth a Trillion

Kara and Scott discuss the latest on Sen. Ron Wyden’s proposed billionaire tax, Big Tech’s Q3 results coming in strong, and testimony from YouTube, Snap, and TikTok. Also, Tesla is now worth a trillion, and what Kara’s Twitter followers wanted Facebook’s new name to be, revealed. Plus, Scott’s predicts Time's 2021 Person of the Year. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/21·41m 17s

Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything

In Land of the Giants: The Apple Revolution, Recode’s Peter Kafka explores the company that changed what a computer is — and then changed what a phone is. From its beginnings as a niche personal computer company, Apple became the preeminent maker of consumer tech products, a cultural trendsetter, and the most valuable company in the world. And along the way, it changed the way we live. New episodes come out on Wednesdays. Listen at the link below or subscribe wherever you find great podcasts. https://www.vox.com/land-of-the-giants-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/21·36m 0s

Apple’s Privacy Changes, Amazon’s Flawed Leave System, and Friend of Pivot Pamela Paul

Kara and Scott discuss Amazon’s leave system short-changing workers, the impacts of Apple’s privacy changes on Big Tech, and PayPal saying it won’t acquire Pinterest. Also, the Facebook headlines keep coming. Plus, Friend of Pivot Pamela Paul on “100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet.” You can find Pamela on Twitter at @PamelaPaulNYT. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/21·1h 5m

Live from Advertising Week: Netflix’s Q3 Numbers, Facebook's Name Change and Trump's Social Network

Kara and Scott are (virtually) live from Advertising Week! They discuss Facebook changing its name, Netflix’s Q3 numbers and Trump launching a social network. And they tell us how they feel about the latest vaccine mandate pushbacks from In-N-Out Burger and radio host Dan Bongino. Also, some predictions around Shopify and Square. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/21·50m 9s

Bonus Episode: Ari Emanuel at Code 2021

Kara speaks with Endeavor's Ari Emanuel about entertainment lawsuits, UFC, movie theaters, and more. Recorded live at Code Conference 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/21·38m 9s

LinkedIn is Leaving China, TikTok is Bad for Teens, Too, and Friend of Pivot Christopher Mims

Kara and Scott discuss the latest bad news for teens on social media, LinkedIn shutting down in China, and Harvard’s endowment. They also talk about Hollywood’s narrowly avoided strike, and the planned walkouts at Netflix. Plus, Friend of Pivot Christopher Mims on how the global supply chain problems will affect our lives. You can find Christopher on social media at @mims. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/21·54m 8s

Facebook’s Blacklist, Apple Trims iPhone Production and William Shatner Went to Space

Kara and Scott discuss Facebook’s blacklist of dangerous users, Apple cutting iPhone production due to the global chip shortage, and how Texas-based airlines are responding to Gov. Greg Abbot’s anti-vaccine mandate. Also, their thoughts on the controversy around Dave Chapelle's Netflix special. Plus, Kara reveals some fascinating details from her high school years. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/21·59m 17s

Bonus Episode: Satya Nadella at Code Conference 2021

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joins Kara for a discussion on ransomware, remote work, and dealing with the Trump administration. Recorded live at Code 2021. This interview was been lightly edited for runtime and clarity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/21·57m 43s

Rent The Runway’s IPO, Southwest’s Flight Cancellations and Friend of Pivot Eli Saslow

Kara and Scott discuss Southwest’s flight cancellations, Rent The Runway's IPO filing, and Nick Clegg’s non-apology tour. Also, Ireland wants American companies to pay more in taxes and Tesla is moving to Texas. Plus, Friend of Pivot Eli Saslow on his new book, Voices From The Pandemic: Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage, and Resilience.  You can find Eli on Twitter at @elisaslow. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/21·1h 2m

BONUS EPISODE: Marc Benioff at Code Conference 2021

Kara and Stephanie Ruhle sit down with Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff. Recorded live at Code 2021 in Los Angeles. This interview has been condensed and lightly edited. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/21·48m 58s

Pivot Q3 Quarterly Review and Friend of Pivot, Senator Amy Klobuchar

Pivot is back with its Quarterly Review series, taking a look back at Q3 and predicting what’s to come. Kara and Scott discuss the biggest wins and fails of the past quarter and check their prediction track records. They also get some predictions from from Friends of Pivot, including Preet Bharara, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, author Sheera Frenkel and Cofounder of Zero100, Kevin O’Marah. Plus, Friend of Pivot Amy Klobuchar joins to discuss the Frances Haugen testimony and what’s next for Facebook. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/21·1h 18m

BONUS EPISODE: Elon Musk at Code Conference 2021

Kara sits down with SpaceX CEO/Tesla Technoking Elon Musk for a discussion on China, rockets, Mars colonization, and more. Recorded live at Code 2021 in Los Angeles. This interview has been condensed and lightly edited. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/21·1h 3m

The Pandora Papers, Facebook’s Whistleblower and Friend of Pivot, Andrea Elliott

Kara and Scott talk about the Facebook whistleblower’s debut, the release of the “Pandora Papers,” and Ozy Media’s demise. They also discuss the U.S. passing yet another grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, and their reaction to Alex Jones losing two defamation lawsuits. Plus, Friend of Pivot Andrea Elliott on her book, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City. You can find Andrea on Twitter at @andreafelliott. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/21·59m 54s

The Biggest Moments from Code, the Latest Robinhood Controversy, and the Future of Fitness Apps

Kara and Scott discuss the biggest moments from the Code conference, including Kara’s Elon interview that sparked a Musk vs. Bezos rumble. Also: the latest with Robinhood, Citadel and #KenGriffinLied, and a big announcement from The Dawg. Plus, a prediction around fitness and health apps. Keep an eye on the Pivot feed for bonus episodes: full interviews from Code! Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/21·48m 5s

Code Galore, No More Instagram for Kids, and Friend of Pivot Jim Bankoff

Code has begun! Scott helps Kara prep for her conversations with Elon Musk, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos, and many more. Plus, Facebook puts Instagram for Kids on pause, and what are the implications of China's crypto ban? Then, Friend of Pivot, Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, Jim Bankoff. Stay tuned to the Pivot feed to hear full interviews from Code! You can find Jim on Twitter at @bankoff. Tell him how much you love the Pivot team. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/21·1h 0m

Apple Wants to Diagnose Your Depression, Google Bets on New York City, and a Friend of Pivot on Facebook Marketplace

Facebook wants to push pro-Facebook material in News Feed. Also, Kara and Scott dive into Google's big bet on back-to-office, and Apple's plan to diagnose depression with iPhone data. Friend of Pivot Craig Silverman discusses his latest reporting on the problems with Facebook Marketplace. Plus, Scott gives us a dire prediction on Facebook's legal woes. You can find Craig on Twitter at @CraigSilverman. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/21·58m 24s

Russia vs. Big Tech, Facebook Responds (Dismissively), and Friend of Pivot Max Chafkin on Peter Thiel

Kara and Scott unpack Russia's fight with Big Tech, Facebook's disappointing response to the Wall Street Journal’s revealing series, and how streaming swept the Emmys. Also, Kara has a big announcement. (Hint: She confirms that Scott is NOT the father). Plus, Friend of Pivot Max Chafkin on Peter Thiel and his new book, The Contrarian.  You can find Max on Twitter at @chafkin. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/21·58m 10s

Instagram Knows it’s Toxic, Amazon’s Starting Wage Hike, and Another Big Week for Apple

Kara and Scott talk about the newest revelation in the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files series, Amazon raising their starting wages, and what we’ve learned from the California Recall Election. And Kara reminds us all to update our Apple devices. Plus, Scott gives a prediction on the SPAC market. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/21·53m 52s

Epic v. Apple, Facebook’s VIP List and a Friend of Pivot Brian Derrick on the California Recall

Kara and Scott talk about a new report on Facebook’s special rules for their internal list of VIP users, how the Epic v. Apple lawsuit played out, and the House Democrats’ push for a new FTC Privacy Bureau. Also, Facebook stole Ray Bans from Kara. Plus, Friend of Pivot Brian Derrick helps us process the California Recall election and gives some predictions on 2024. You can find Brian on Instagram at @BrianDerrick_ Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/21·59m 11s

The red-hot IPO Market , El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment and SCOTT IS BACK!

Scott has returned! He and Kara talk about The Justice Department’s ad tech suit against Google, the SEC-Coinbase spat, a record year for IPOs, and El Salvador’s Bitcoin buy. And it wouldn’t be an episode with Scott without some predictions - he tells us which start-ups are about to get some major attention. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/21·1h 0m

The Texas Abortion Ban, Joe Rogan's Covid, and the Politico Acquisition Soap Opera

Guest host George Hahn joins Kara to talk about the Texas abortion ban and Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s threats to tech companies over the Jan. 6 riot inquiry. Plus, why are there so many viral videos of anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers spinning out? Then, a surprise listener question catches both hosts off guard. And finally, George tries to figure out why he keeps getting being banned from TikTok, and gives an update on his bid to co-host The View. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgehahn, and check out more of his work at georgehahn.com. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/21·48m 14s

Lessons from Afghanistan, the California Recall, and this week’s Friend of Pivot is Nathan Allebach aka The Steak-umm Twitter Guy

Guest host Katie Couric joins Kara to discuss the withdrawal from Afghanistan and lessons learned, possible outcomes of the California recall, and of course, Jeopardy! Plus, Friend of Pivot Nathan Allebach joins to talk about how he turned Steak-umm’s Twitter account into a truth bomb machine. Check out the latest from Katie Couric at katiecouric.com, or on social media at @katiecouric. You can also subscribe to her daily newsletter, Wake-Up Call, here. AND you can pre-order her book, Going There, here. Nathan Allebach covers internet culture, advertising, and media literacy discourse at nathanallebach.medium.com and on social at @nathanallebach. And of course, check out some of his best-known work on Twitter at @steak_umm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/21·1h 3m

What the OnlyFans news says about power and control, Cathie Wood's transparent investment strategy, and a prediction on the federal reserve pulling away from the punch bowl

Guest co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Kara to discuss TikTok's e-commerce play with Shopify, Airbnb's announcement to house 20,000 Afghan refugees, and how more businesses are going to start requiring COVID-19 vaccination proof. Kara and Andrew also discuss OnlyFan's decision to reverse course on its plan to ban sexually explicit content, and then break down Cathy Wood’s popularity with high-risk investors. Plus, a question on the future of healthtech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/21·50m 37s

Big Covid Questions, the Nursing Shortage Crisis and a Friend of Pivot on the upcoming Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Guest host Dr. Jeffrey Swisher joins for a medical (and Swisher) themed episode. What does full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine mean for public health? What about antibody treatments? Team Swisher also discusses the nursing crisis, and the Biden Administration’s new plan to lower prescription drug costs. Plus, Friend of Pivot John Carreyou joins to discuss what’s to come in his new Theranos trial podcast, “Bad Blood: The Final Chapter.” You can find Dr. Jeffrey Swisher on Twitter at @jeffreyswisher, and on substack at jeffreyswishermd.substack.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/21·1h 0m

What the Taliban’s Rise Means for Big Tech, Facebook’s Plans for a Virtual (Reality) Work Space, and Fox News' Vaccine Database

What will the Taliban do with Afghans’ data? Kara and guest host Casey Newton discuss that, and how social media platforms are handling pro-Taliban accounts. Plus, will workers go for Facebook’s new VR meeting app, Horizon Workrooms? And...thoughts on Fox News requiring employees to report their vaccination status. Find Casey at @CaseyNewton on Twitter and subscribe to Platformer at www.platformer.news/subscribe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/21·49m 34s

Tucker goes to Hungary, the Taliban take Afghanistan, and a Friend of Pivot on why Epstein couldn't have killed himself

Guest host Ben Smith joins Kara to discuss Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban, and what it means for news coverage of the region. And: a new business deal aims to bring movies back to movie theaters. But will audiences follow? Also, Friend of Pivot Julie K. Brown joins us to discuss her reporting in Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/21·57m 13s

Rudy Giuliani's on Cameo, Marjorie Taylor Greene's off Twitter (for now), and Baratunde Thurston's on Pivot to discuss it alll

Guest co-host Baratunde Thurston tells Kara what he'd pay to hear Rudy Giuliani say on Cameo. Kara pulls no punches on the politicization of vaccines. They discuss the implications of the latest census data, and answer a listener question about what CNN should do about Chris Cuomo. Plus, Baratunde has a prediction about the future of the auto industry, and Kara reveals what she'd do if she had as much money as Jeff Bezos. You can check out Baratunde's new newsletter at theeasystuff.news, and check out his podcast, How To Citizen, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/21·51m 10s

We're not the only ones obsessed with Preet Bharara. Plus, the vaccine mandate divide and Friend of Pivot Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

Guest host Preet Bharara reacts to getting in Team Cuomo's crosshairs. Friend of Pivot Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on the phone call that changed his life, and his new book, Here, Right Matters: An American Story. Also: Apple's new child safety measures pique privacy advocates, while Chinese giant Tencent faces a lawsuit for not protecting children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/21·54m 29s

Cuomo digs in, Chaos in the skies, and Evictions delayed... perhaps

Guest host George Conway (and a pack of dogs) join Kara to unpack the results of a special election, new information on Trump's last days in office, and the damning report on Governor Andrew Cuomo. Also, could a class action lawsuit make Facebook the new Big Tobacco? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/21·51m 6s

Hollywood on Blast, Vaccine Mandates, and Friends of Pivot Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker

Kara and guest host Stephanie Ruhle talk about why Scarlett Johansson and Amanda Knox are putting the Hollywood establishment on blast. They also break down the latest on vaccine mandates and infrastructure legislation. Pulitzer-winning Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker join to talk about their best-selling political exposé, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year, and give us their predictions on whether Trump will run again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/21·55m 38s

Instagram's new privacy settings, Big Tech's record profits, and the Capitol insurrection hearing.

On this week’s Pivot, Kara and Scott wonder why Instagram took so long to add protections for teens, and what Big Tech will do with its record profits. A Pivot listener wants the details on Scott’s investment strategies, and this week's prediction is about vaccine mandates. Plus, Kara sends Scott off in style for his month-long vacation. She’ll miss him, but the slew of guest hosts she announces might help fill the void. Just a little. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/21·51m 18s

Tokyo Games Can't Catch a Break, Klobuchar Targets Vaccine Misinformation, and Friend of Pivot Eliot Brown

A tropical storm threatens the Olympics, Kara enjoys being the Bad Girl of GETTR, and Friend of Pivot Eliot Brown explains how WeWork's Adam Neumann attracted experienced investors, and kept his hair looking good at all times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/21·1h 1m

Jack Dorsey's Bitcoin hopes, Biden picks a heavy hitter, and the Pegasus spyware scandal

Kara and Scott discuss Marjorie Taylor Greene's recent Twitter ban, Jack Dorsey's hopes for a bitcoin "world peace," and the "joyless" Olympics. Kara has high hopes for Jonathan Kanter, Biden's pick for the Justice Department's anti-trust division. Things look a little more glum for privacy after the Pegasus Project revelations. And in listener mail, we get a question on every Zoomer's mind: Should I even bother planning for retirement? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/21·50m 27s

Biden vs. Facebook, the U.S. accuses China of cyberattacks, and Friend of Pivot Paxton Smith on Texas' new abortion law

Kara and Scott talk Robinhood's IPO, Netflix earnings, and Jeff Bezos' rocket ride. They also weigh in on the war of words between Facebook and President Biden, as well as the administration's stance on China and cyberattacks. And, Friend of Pivot Paxton Smith discusses the stringent Texas abortion bill that inspired her viral valedictorian speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/21·53m 24s

Big banks' quarterly earnings and economic recovery, and a prediction on space SPACs

Kara and Scott talk what the big banks' quarterly earnings can tell us about economic recovery. They also discuss Senate Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget deal. In listener mail, we get a question about Apple and the niche search market. Scott has a prediction about space SPACs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/21·43m 14s

Regulators are cracking down on tech, and Friends of Pivot Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang on Facebook's leadership

Kara and Scott talk about Biden's broad executive order aimed at stirring competition and limiting corporate dominance. They also discuss the regulations coming out of China that specifically call for data-rich companies to undergo security reviews before listing overseas. Then we are joined by NYT journalists, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, to hear about their new book, "An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/21·58m 10s

Q2 Quarterly Review: The State of the World According to Pivot

Pivot launches its Quarterly Review series, with a look back at the past two quarters and predictions of what's ahead. Kara and Scott discuss the biggest wins and fails of the year so far and check their prediction track record. They also get some forecasting from Friends of Pivot, including Congressman Ro Khanna, Lightshed Partners' Rich Greenfield, MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle, and fellow podcaster Preet Bharara. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/21·59m 9s

Facebook FTC antitrust case thrown out and Amazon vs. Lina Khan

Kara and Scott talk about a Federal judge throwing out an antitrust case against Facebook by the FTC and more than 40 states. They also discuss Amazon's motion to have newly instated FTC Chair Lina Khan recuse herself from antitrust actions. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about young people quitting the corporate world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/21·58m 8s

Toyota's GOP contributions, BuzzFeed's SPAC and a Friend of Pivot from Microsoft

Kara and Scott talk about the revelations that the car company Toyota is the highest contributor to Republicans who voted to invalidate the presidential election. They also discuss BuzzFeed's plan to IPO with a SPAC and what that means for media and SPACs. Then we are joined by Yusuf Mehdi is the Corporate Vice President, Modern Life, Search & Devices at Microsoft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/21·57m 44s

House Judiciary Committee antitrust bills, Microsoft hits $2 trillion, and a prediction on the future of social media

Kara and Scott talk about the six antitrust bills the House is contemplating this week and what it means for big tech and political divisions. They also discuss Microsoft joining Apple as the 2nd $2 trillion company. In listener mail, they discuss how much climate change will cost versus the Covid-19 crisis. In predictions, Scott foresees new companies emerging with big tech break up looming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/21·56m 30s

American Airlines cancellations, Bitcoin mining bans, and Friend of Pivot Chuck Todd

Kara and Scott talk about American Airlines cancelling flights because of staff shortages. They also discuss China banning the mining of Bitcoin in the country. Meanwhile, the SEC is readying new climate change disclosure regulations. Then we are joined by NBC News Political Director, Moderator and Host of Meet the Press and Host of Peacock’s Meet the Press Reports, Chuck Todd to talk about the future of news streaming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/21·1h 13m

Amazon's worker problem, Andreessen Horowitz's new website and a prediction about inflation

Kara and Scott talk about a blockbuster story exposing worker issues in Amazon warehouses as Mackenzie Scott donates money to counteract the forces of her ex-husband's company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/21·1h 10m

Apple vs. the Trump Administration, CEO compensation broke records during COVID, and Friend of Pivot Caleb Scharf on space exploration 8:18

Kara and Scott discuss how Apple unknowingly handed over phone data of two Democratic congressmen to the Trump Administration. Then, they discuss how the pay gap between workers and CEOs grew even wider during the pandemic. In Friend of Pivot, Caleb Scharf, the Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University and author of The Ascent of Information: Books, Bits, Genes, Machines, and Life's Unending Algorithm, tells us why we should care about UFO sightings, the future of space travel, and whether it's really worth it to visit Mars — regardless of what Elon Musk says. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/21·1h 6m

Billionaires and the tax code, Facebook smartwatch and a listener mail question on children's screen time

Kara and Scott talk about the ProPublica report that America's wealthiest people paid basically nothing in taxes and what the country should do about it. They also discuss Facebook's upcoming smartwatch and the wearables industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/21·58m 17s

G-7 nations' historic tax reform, Bitcoin 2021, and Friend of Pivot Jon Meacham on de-platforming Trump

Kara and Scott talk about the historic tax reform deal reached by the G-7 nations that would make the minimum global corporate tax rate 15%. Then they discuss this weeks' Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami and Jack Dorsey's future in cryptocurrency. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential historian, and host of the new podcast Fate of Fact, Jon Meacham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/21·59m 18s

The SEC goes after Elon Musk's tweets, Fauci's emails, and should Roku acquire more content?

Kara and Scott talk about the SEC saying that several of Elon Musk's tweets were not vetted before they were posted and violate a previous settlement with regulators. Then they discuss the trove of Dr. Fauci emails released from a FOIA request. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about Roku's acquisition of Quibi content and what it means for the company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/21·57m 16s

Uber and Lyft price surge, the Biden infrastructure bill and Friend of Pivot Casey Newton

Kara and Scott talk about Uber and Lyft rideshare prices surging as the companies struggle to find contract drivers. They also discuss hold-ups from Republican Senators and the Biden infrastructure bill. Then All-Star Friend of Pivot and writer of the newsletter Platformer, Casey Newton comes on to talk about all things social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/21·1h 6m

Russia crackdown on social media, Amazon buys MGM, and is 5G worth the hype?

Kara and Scott talk about Russia increasing penalties and crackdowns on Google, Twitter, and Facebook. They also discuss Amazon's $8.45billion purchase of MGM Studios. In listener mail they answer a question about whether 5G is actually worth the hype. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/21·53m 32s

Tim Cook takes the stand in Apple vs. Epic trial and a Friend of Pivot on app dating

Kara and Scott talk about Apple CEO Tim Cook's testimony in the final days of the Apple vs. Epic antitrust case. Scott gives a mini-lesson on why "big is bad". Then we're joined by Friend of Pivot, author Nancy Jo Sales to talk about her new book Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno. They discuss the pros, cons, and pitfalls of dating apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/21·1h 8m

Crypto-crash, Streaming wars and tax plans with MSNBC Host Stephanie Ruhle

Kara and Scott are joined by MSNBC Host and NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Stephanie Ruhle for a lightning round about the week's news. They talk about the tough week for the crypto-market, more on the AT&T spin-off of Time Warner (and who could swoop in to challenge the deal). They also take a listener mail question on mental health and big tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/21·1h 2m

AT&T's TimeWarner/Discovery+ super merger and GLAAD's report on social media platforms

Kara and Scott talk about AT&T spinning off their streaming service Time Warner and combining it with Discovery+ to compete with streaming content giants. They also discuss Twitter's potential new subscription service "Twitter Blue" (ya heard it here first!) Then we're joined by GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis to discuss the organization's new report that looks at safety for the LGBTQ community across social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/21·1h 3m

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and Tesla breaks up with Bitcoin

Kara and Scott talk about the fallout from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the gas hoarding that followed. They also discuss Tesla's decision to suspend accepting Bitcoin for car purchases until it is more sustainable and environmentally-friendly (Scott is skeptical). In listener mail, we get a question about how the global tech industry is being affected by humanitarian crises in India and Tel Aviv. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/21·53m 7s

Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live and the dogecoin tumble

Kara and Scott recap Elon Musk's host appearance on Saturday Night Live and how it affected the cryptocurrency market. They also discuss a major cyberattack on a US natural gas pipeline. Then we are joined by author of the new book Amazon Unbound, Brad Stone, to discuss how Amazon is changing in the post-Bezos era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/21·55m 21s

Facebook Oversight Board and the Trump ban, trouble for Peloton and a listener question about AI

Kara and Scott talk about the Facebook Oversight Board's decision to uphold Facebook's ban of Donald Trump's Facebook account... for the next six months. Then they talk about Peloton recalling, their treadmills, and how the company handled the crisis. In listener mail, we get a question about how Google has dealt with ethics as it relates to artificial intelligence. And in predictions, we have more thoughts on Dogecoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/21·54m 59s

Apple and Epic go to trial and Friend of Pivot Senator Amy Klobuchar

Kara and Scott talk about Apple going to trial with Epic over its choice to kick Fortnite out of the app store. They also discuss the upcoming Facebook Oversight Board decision on whether to uphold the ban on Donald Trump. Then in Friend of Pivot, we're joined by US Senator Amy Klobuchar to talk about the future of antitrust. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/21·1h 14m

Trouble at Basecamp, Bezos fights for the moon, and a listener question about dating apps

Kara and Scott talk about controversies at Basecamp, as the company rolled out a new ban on internal political talk. They also discuss Jeff Bezos's company Blue Origin petitioning to have NASA revisit the contract it awarded SpaceX to land on the Moon by 2024. In listener mail, we get a question on the Bumble IPO and the future of dating apps. Scott predicts that Elon Musk's SNL appearance may land him in legal troubles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/21·58m 28s

CEO wealth surge, Apple/Facebook tensions heat up, and Friend of Pivot DoorDash COO Christopher Payne

Kara and Scott talk about how CEOs in the United States wealth has surged during the pandemic as compared to their workers. Meanwhile, tensions heat up between Tim Cook at Apple and Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, as iPhone users are given the option to opt-out of ad tracking. Then we are joined by Friend of Pivot, DoorDash COO Christopher Payne who talks about the company's new model for food delivery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/21·1h 6m

Apple's podcast play, Netflix's rough quarter, and a listener mail on crypto's carbon footprint

Kara and Scott talk about Apple's big announcements in the podcast space and what that means for other competitors in the podcast market. They also discuss Netflix's falling subscriptions and take a look back at their first quarter last year. In listener mail we get a question about cryptocurrency's carbon footprint. And Scott has predictions for Quibi content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/21·1h 0m

Facebook gets into audio, WeWork's SPAC, and Friend of Pivot Preet Bharara

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's new foray into the audio space and what it means for creators. They also discuss NASA partnering with SpaceX on its next moon landing mission. Scott's favorite disaster story is possibly making a comeback – Kara and Scott talk about the WeWork SPAC. Then, former US attorney, and host of the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet, Preet Bharara joins to talk about joining Vox and brings insights on some of the biggest legal issues in the news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/21·1h 12m

The crypto-surge, Bernie Madoff's dark legacy, and a question on Russia slowing Twitter

Kara and Scott talk about the Coinbase IPO and the surge for Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other currencies. They also discuss the legacy financial Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff, who died in prison this week. We have a pop-in from Friend of Pivot Andrew Ross Sorkin on his interviews with the late Madoff. In listener mail, we get a question about Russia's decision to slow down Twitter. Scott has predictions on Alibaba stock and the future of cryptocurrencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/21·49m 59s

Amazon union defeat, Alibaba’s antitrust fine, and Walter Isaacson on CRISPR

Kara and Scott talk about the failure to form a union at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama; this was the biggest unionization effort in the company's history. They also discuss China's antitrust fine against the e-commerce giant Alibaba, and how the company is actually benefitting. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by best-selling author Walter Isaacson to talk about his new book The Code Breaker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/21·1h 5m

Twitch's new guidelines, YouTube's video violations, and a prediction on LG's handset company

Kara and Scott talk about Amazon's live-streaming service Twitch's new guidelines to keep hate speech and other forms of violence off their platform. They also discuss YouTube's new metric for showing how many videos are viewed before they are removed for violating the company's user guidelines. In listener mail, we get a question about the future of marijuana stocks. Scott has a prediction for who will acquire LG's handset company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/21·1h 5m

Global corporate tax, Facebook's data breach and a Friend of Pivot on "cancel culture"

Kara and Scott discuss Janet Yellen's call for a global corporate tax and what that would mean for corporations. They also discuss a new report saying that Facebook leaked millions of users' personal information. Then we're joined by Columbia Professor, John McWhorter, to discuss the line between cancel culture and accountability, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/21·1h 16m

Big Tech military contracts, Compass's IPO, and President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan

In this episode of Pivot, Kara and Scott talk about Big Tech getting involved in military matters, and how their employees are responding. They also discuss whether Compass really counts as real estate tech, and fawn over President Biden's $2 trillion dollar infrastructure plan. Also, Kara plays a little April Fools joke on Scott, and spoiler alert—it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/21·53m 32s

Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezos's Twitter fingers, and Big Tech in Congress (again)

This week, Kara and Scott chat about the Wall Street Journal's deep dive on Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezo's twitter fingers, and the future of unions. Then, Friend of Pivot Zephyr Teachout joins us to talk about Cuomo Corruption and how monopoly power is "white power." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/21·58m 5s

Microsoft and Discord, Goldman Sachs' junior bankers and a listener mail question on news consumption

Kara and Scott talk about Microsoft's potential acquisition of the video gaming social platform Discord. They also preview the big tech hearings on disinformation. Meanwhile, Scott thinks Goldman Sachs junior employees should "buck up", even though Kara thinks "work-life-balance" priorities might be shifting in our culture. In listener mail, Kara and Scott talk about how they consume the news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/21·49m 46s

Struggles at Dispo, Trump's own social media network, and the 411 on NFTs

Kara and Scott talk about troubles at Dispo – the photosharing app – after allegations of sexual assault came out around the founder's circle. They also discuss the possibility of former President Trump starting his own social media platform. Then, we are joined by Friend of Pivot Chairman of the Department of Finance at NYU Stern, David Yermack, on how to think about the NFT craze and the cryptocurrency landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/21·1h 3m

Facebook makes a Substack competitor, Netflix's carbon footprint and the future of McKinsey

Kara and Scott discuss scandals at Substack as Facebook builds a newsletter competitor. They also discuss a new tool that is measuring the carbon footprint of streaming on Netflix and what that means for the industry. In listener mail, we get a question about whether McKinsey is still the gold standard for early career success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/21·56m 46s

The future of travel and a Friend of Pivot on telehealth

Kara and Scott talk about the biggest weekend for airlines since the pandemic started and what that means for the industry. They are joined by Hims/Hers CEO Andrew Dudum to talk about how telehealth surged in the past year and his decision to take the company public as a SPAC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/21·1h 1m

Roblox IPO, Facebook doesn't think it has an antitrust problem and a listener question on PlayStation5

Kara and Scott talk about Roblox going public – and making a big splash – and what that means for the gaming industry. Then they discuss Facebook asking Federal judges to overturn the FTC's antitrust charges. In listener mail, a former Prof. G student asks if Sony has a Consumer Protection Act problem Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/21·45m 7s

SPACs tumble, the education tech market and the future of automation

Kara and Scott talk about how SPACs have tumbled in recent weeks and what that means for the IPO landscape. They also discuss Coursera going public and the future of education tech post-pandemic. Then, New York Times tech reporter and author of the new book, "Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation", Kevin Roose joins to discuss the future of automation in our day-to-day lives. Mackenzie Scott's marriage is our win! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/21·1h 0m

Google ad track changes, implosions for the entertainment industry and Square buys Tidal

Kara and Scott talk about Google changing its ad model – they won't be selling ads based on how your browse the web anymore. They also discuss Square purchasing Jay-Z's music streaming service company – and we're not quite sure why... Meanwhile, Alamo Drafthouse files Chapter 11, and ratings for the Golden Globes hits an all-time low. In listener mail, a 21-year-old on a visa asks for advice on how to build an international career as an entrepreneur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/21·1h 6m

The new COVID stimulus and Andy Slavitt on vaccine plans

Kara and Scott talk about the $.19 trillion stimulus package that passed the House and the fight for a $15/hour minimum wage. They also discuss the digital Golden Globes and Trump's appearance at CPAC. Then they are joined by White House Senior Advisor to the COVID-19 Response Team, Andy Slavitt, to discuss vaccine distribution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/21·1h 7m

More hearings for big tech, GameStop stock surge (again), and predictions come true

Kara and Scott talk about deals reached between Facebook and Australia as Facebook, Google and Twitter prepare to testify in front of Congress. They also discuss the new surge of GameStop stock. In listener mail we get a question from a Texan about how tech companies are going to be looking at their moves to the state. In predictions, Scott does a victory lap on 3 big predictions come true in 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/21·1h 0m

U.K. says Uber drivers are employees, and the future of cyber attacks

Kara and Scott talk about a U.K. Supreme Court ruling that says Uber drivers must be treated as employees and what that means for the future of the company. Then Kara and Scott are joined by New York Times reporter and bestselling author of “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends", Nicole Perlroth about the danger of cyber attacks in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/21·1h 4m

Australia vs. Facebook and the GameStop hearings

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook restricting users and publishers from using the platform in Australia as the country weighs a law that would require big tech to pay for news content. They also discuss the hearing on the GameStop fiasco and how Robinhood played a part. In listener mail, Scott answers why he doesn't invest in Bitcoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/21·58m 48s

Lincoln Project implosion, Microsoft says Google should pay newspapers, and Friend of Pivot Adam Grant

Kara and Scott talk about Microsoft CEO Brad Smith's stance saying the US should follow Australia in a model that would force tech giants to pay for news content. They also discuss implosions at the Lincoln Project and Disney dropping the actor Gina Carano. Then in Friend of Pivot, Adam Grant, the author of the New York Times bestseller "Think Again", joins the show to talk about how to think outside your opinion bubble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/21·1h 11m

Is there a Trump without Twitter? A mini class on "dispersion", and a prediction about CNN

Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's fourth-quarter earnings and the decision to ban Trump's account for life. Scott gives a mini-class on the idea of "dispersion". In listener mail we get a question about whether Clubhouse is a threat to podcasting. In predictions, Scott sees a CNN being acquired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/21·1h 0m

Twitter subscription service, Tesla invests in Bitcoin, and Friend of Pivot Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

Kara and Scott talk about Tesla investing $1.5billion in Bitcoin and what that means for the future of cryptocurrencies. They also discuss Twitter mulling a new subscription product. Meanwhile, Apple's talks with Hyundai/KIA to build an autonomous vehicle broke down. Then in Friend of Pivot, Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel talks about the importance of expanding broadband during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/21·1h 3m

The end of the Bezos era, SpaceX for civilians, and a stock prediction

Kara and Scott talk about Jeff Bezos stepping away from his role as CEO of Amazon and moving into the Executive Chair position. They talk about Elon Musks' plans to send a civilian crew to space by the end of the year in hopes of ushering in a new era of space travel. In listener mail, a young Facebook employee asks if the company has any redeeming qualities. And Scott has more predictions on GameStop stock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/21·1h 0m

Who is profiting off Reddit stock threads? And the "Marshall Plan for Moms"

Kara and Scott talk about more fall out from the Reddit/Robinhood stock blitz. They also discuss escalating tensions between Facebook and Apple. Then in Friend of Pivot, we hear from Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani, who is heading up a new movement to have mothers at the center of economic recovery called "The Marshall Plan for Moms". Women account for most of the jobs lost over the course of the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/21·54m 22s

The GameStop, Reddit, Robinhood saga

Kara and Scott break down how amateur traders best hedge fund managers, driving up GameStop stock and what that means for the future of the stock market. They also discuss Google's PAC ending donations to congress members who voted against verifying Biden's election win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/21·1h 1m

Facebook's oversight board takes on the Trump ban and Friend of Pivot Congressman Ro Khanna on what's ahead in Washington

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's oversight board are deciding whether to permanently ban Donald Trump from the platform and what that might mean for other world leaders. Then we are joined by Silicon Valley's representative and the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, Ro Khanna, to discuss the senate impeachment trial, tech regulations, and President Biden's first 100 days in office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/21·56m 51s

Inauguration Day, Biden's antitrust issues, and the future of Fox News

Kara and Scott talk about Inauguration Day and the Biden administration. Big tech critics are concerned about his potential DOJ antitrust division appointees. They also discuss several big names at Fox News departing the outlet and what happens to the cable networks without Donald Trump. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about how to teach students K-higher education about misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/21·56m 58s

More GOP Twitter suspensions, Parler is back, and FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter on the future of big tech

Kara and Scott talk about Twitter suspending republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading misinformation about the election. They also talk about Parler's resurgence on the internet. Then in Friend of Pivot, we hear from FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter on antitrust lawsuits against Facebook and the future of tech regulations under the Biden administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/21·1h 2m

Impeachment number 2, Airbnb cancels DC reservations, and rebranding America

Kara and Scott talk about the second impeachment of Donald Trump. They also discuss a roundup of more businesses and platforms banning Trump his alt-right supporters. Airbnb is cancelling its DC area reservations ahead of next week's inauguration. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer how to save America's brand. And a prediction on the consumer economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/21·1h 3m

Parler goes dark, Trump's power without Twitter, and a Friend of Pivot on the history of coups

Kara and Scott talk about how an alt-right social media app got shut down. They also discuss Trump's permanent ban from Twitter. In Friend of Pivot, we talk to NYU Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat about the history of fascists, how they rise to power, and where Trump fits into that context. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/21·1h 3m

Twitter and Facebook ban Trump, the future of Internet regulations under Democrats, and a prediction on Sheryl Sandberg

Kara and guest hosts Casey Newton and Louie Swisher talk about the insurrection on the US Capitol and the de-platforming of Donald Trump. They also discuss the future of FCC, Section 230, and antitrust now that the Senate, House, and White House will all be blue. In predictions, Casey Newton says this will be Sheryl Sandberg's last year at Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/21·47m 44s

The Trump tapes and Tesla sales soar with guest host Stephanie Ruhle

Kara and guest host MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle talk about the Georgia special Senate election and the leaked tapes of Trump asking to doctor votes. They also discuss the major sales of Tesla vehicles in 2020 despite the downturn of the auto industry as a whole. In Friend of Pivot, we talk to Kara's brother, Dr. Jeffrey Swisher, about his experience with the covid-19 vaccine and what he sees for the rest of the 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/21·55m 31s

The Wonder Woman premiere, Georgia's run off election, and friend of pivot Olivia Nuzzi

Kara and guest host Hilary Rosen talk about Wonder Woman and the future of streaming. They also talk about the stimulus package, the January 5th Georgia run off election, and how the media and political landscape will look in a Post Trump America. Wins and fails include Joe Biden and the Americans who still aren't taking this pandemic seriously. Olivia Nuzzi is our Friend of Pivot. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/20·56m 36s

2021 Predictions Special: the future of markets, healthcare, and media

Kara and Scott are joined by a slew of Friends of Pivot to look ahead at what to expect in markets, acquisitions, automation, work culture, healthcare, and media. Thank you to our friends: Andrew Ross Sorkin, founder, and editor of New York Times Dealbook Aminatou Sow, creator of Crème de la Crème newsletter, and author of the bestselling book Big Friendship Baratunde Thurston, host, and creator of How To Citizen (send his community number a text at 202-894-8844) Andy Slavitt, host of In the Bubble and head of Obamacare during the Obama Administration Erica Anderson, Executive Producer of Pivot PLUS members of the Galloway/Swisher households Rebecca Sananes produces Pivot Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/20·1h 5m

Facebook vs. Apple, Robinhood reckoning, and a prediction for Zoom

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's ad campaign going after Apple as both companies face antitrust lawsuits. They also discuss the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth filing a complaint against Robinhood. In listener mail, we get a question about whether podcasters will go behind paywalls. Scott has a prediction for Zoom Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/20·1h 6m

Covid vaccine in the US, Roblox IPO delay, and friend of Pivot Stephanie Ruhle

Kara and Scott talk about the covid-19 vaccine being distributed in the United States and the apps that will trace who has gotten the vaccine. They also discuss Roblox delaying its IPO until 2021 after Airbnb and Doordash's blockbuster market debuts. Then MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle joins to talk about her own experience with the coronavirus and how she thinks the US will or will not change once we have the vaccine. Kara thinks that a Wall Street Journal op-ed about First Lady-elect Dr. Jill Biden was a fail. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/20·1h 3m

Facebook's monopoly reckoning, the Pfizer vaccine begins, and predictions for Airbnb stock

Kara and Scott discuss the FTC and 48 states bringing a lawsuit to Facebook, alleging it is a social media monopoly. They also discuss the future of vaccine distribution, starting in the UK. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about Apple's new chip. And in predictions, Scott and Kara talk Airbnb. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/20·50m 1s

DoorDash and Airbnb IPOs, WarnerMedia streaming updates, and Casey Newton on Substack

Kara and Scott talk about Airbnb and DoorDash's IPOs expected this week. They also discuss Warner Media potentially launching more streaming services in 2021. In Friend of Pivot we hear from Casey Newton about his jump to Substack and his new newsletter. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/20·1h 10m

Amazon’s podcast acquisition, what led to Slack losing its lead, and Trump's move on 230

Kara and Scott talk about Amazon's move into podcasting companies and Salesforce buying Slack. They also talk about Trump threatening to veto a defense bill in Congress if it doesn't include striking down Section 230. In listener mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about food insecurity and the future of grocery. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/20·52m 7s

Antitrust trouble for Facebook and Google, Friend of Pivot on Covid vaccines, and remembering Tony Hsieh

Kara and Scott talk about new antitrust cases being prepared against Facebook and Google. They also talk about Amazon's hiring surge this year – the biggest employment growth in corporate America history. Then we are joined by Harvard epidemiologist, assistant professor, Dr. Michael Mina, about testing and vaccines to get the pandemic under control. In wins, Kara and Scott share memories of Tony Hsieh. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/20·1h 17m

What happens post-Corona, marketing "defund the police", and predictions on SPACs

Kara and Scott talk about an outage at AWS, Salesforce potentially buying Slack and Scott's new book Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity. Send us your Listener Mail questions through our site, nymag.com/pivot and use Yappa to leave a video or audio message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/20·1h 6m

Media consolidations, Snapchat's TikTok competitor, and Joanna Coles on retail during the pandemic

Kara and Scott talk about BuzzFeed acquiring the Huffington Post and other media consolidations as the industry shifts. They also discuss Snapchat's new feature "Spotlight" that will function like TikTok and pay top creators. In Friend of Pivot, we hear from Joanna Coles about what and how people are shopping during the pandemic holiday season. For Kara and Scott, the Biden cabinet picks are the win of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/20·1h 8m

Airbnb’s IPO, Amazon breaks into the pharmacy business, and predictions on a CNN sale

Kara and Scott talk about Airbnb's S1 and public offering in a risky moment. Then they discuss Amazon's announcement that it will now sell prescription drugs on its website and app, which may spell doom for some competitors. In listener mail, they answer the question about how young people should choose mentors. In predictions, Scott thinks CNN will be sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/20·1h 11m

Disney earnings, TikTok saga continues, and Maggie Haberman on the Trump transition

Kara and Scott talk about Disney's Q4 earnings and the Board's decision that it will not declare a semi-annual cash dividend for the second half of the year. They also discuss the Trump administration extending the deadline for TikTok's parent company ByteDance to make a deal to sell to a US based company. Then we are joined by New York Times White House correspondent, Maggie Haberman, who talks about the Trump administrations last months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/20·58m 54s

Covid’s ‘second wave’ and business, Europe brings antitrust suit to Amazon, and a prediction on fitness trackers

Kara and Scott talk about the spike in covid-19 cases and how that's affecting the stock market ånd business. They discuss antitrust charges against Amazon from Europe. In listener mail, Scott talks about whether college should be free. Kara has a prediction on fitness trackers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/20·51m 19s

Pfizer's covid-19 vaccine, China looks at fintech regulation, and Lyft President John Zimmer on the future of gig work

Kara and Scott talk about Pfizer's early success with a covid-19 vaccine and how that is effecting the stock market. They also discuss Ant's halted IPO, the repercussions for the company and how China is using the opportunity to look at financial tech regulations. Then we are joined by Friend of Pivot, President and Founder of Lyft, John Zimmer to talk about the passing of Proposition-22 and what it means for app drivers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20·1h 5m

The endless election, Twitter keeps Jack Dorsey as CEO, and a listener question about Pinterest

Kara and Scott talk about the seemingly endless election and how the platforms have kept false information in check. Also, Twitter's board has decided to keep Jack Dorsey in his position at the company after a months-long review. In listener mail, we get a question about social media and retail and whether Target should acquire Pinterest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/20·53m 52s

Platforms prep for election, Panera CEO on the coffee "rundle", and proposition-22 is a fail

Kara and Scott talk about how the platforms prepare for election misinformation in the week ahead. Then they are joined by Niren Chaudhary, the CEO of Panera Bread, to discuss their coffee "rundle" and grab and go food industry during the pandemic. In wins, Kara praises Texas Supreme Court for blocking a petition to exclude ballots. Scott's fail is proposition-22. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/20·50m 33s

Republicans vs. Big Tech hearing, Apple is getting into search, and California votes on the future of gig work

Kara and Scott talk about Republican Senators on the Commerce Committee grilling the big tech CEOs. Then they discuss Apple reportedly developing their own search tool. In listener mail, we get a question about a ballot proposition in California that would change the gig economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/20·54m 29s

Facebook readies the ship, Robinhood looting, Katy Tur on election night and Ant Group

Kara and Scott talk about the measures Facebook will put in place if there is unrest after the election. They also discuss funds being looted on the Robinhood app; the company does not have a system to retrieve these funds for users. Then Friend of Pivot, MSNBC anchor, NBC News correspondent, and NYT Bestselling author, Katy Tur, joins the podcast to discuss differences between the weeks leading to 2016's election and 2020's vote. In wins, Ant Group – Jack Ma's company – is having the biggest IPO in history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/20·1h 6m

DOJ/Google showdown, RIP Quibi, and a listener mail question on Airbnb IPO

Kara and Scott talk about the Department of Justice filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google and their search advertising monopoly behavior. They also discuss the shutdown of Quibi – we hardly knew ye... In listener mail, we get a question about Airbnb offering hosts shares in their IPO. Kara's prediction is that Amy Coney Barrett will be a dangerous Supreme Court Justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/20·1h 3m

The China economy boom and a Friend of Pivot on cyber warfare and election disinformation

Kara and Scott talk about the surge of the Chinese economy this quarter and what it means for the rest of the world. Then we are joined by New York Times national security correspondent, David Sanger, to discuss cyber warfare and disinformation leading up to the election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/20·1h 2m

The iPhone and augmented reality, Facebook and Twitter clamp down on misinformation, and predictions about Airbnb

Kara and Scott talk about Apple's new LiDAR technology on the iPhone and the avenues it may or may not open up. They also discuss Facebook and Twitter limiting the spread of a New York Post story. In listener mail, we get a question about how smaller internet companies would fare if Section 230 were repealed. And Scott sees big things for Airbnb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/20·52m 4s

Apple goes 5G, the Feds want to break up Google Chrome, and Fareed Zakaria on lessons from 2020

Kara and Scott talk about Apple's iPhone event and the future of 5G. They also discuss a potential plan from the federal government to break apart Google Chrome. In Friend of Pivot, we hear from author Fareed Zakaria about lessons from the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/20·52m 29s

Antitrust gets real, Facebook purges QAnon, and a prediction about AWS

Kara and Scott talk about the House Judiciary Committee releasing their report after a 15-month antitrust investigation into the 'Big Four'. They also discuss Facebook (finally) purging QAnon accounts and pages from their platform. In listener mail, we get a question from Hawaii about children's privacy in distance learning apps. Scott's prediction is that AWS will spinoff in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/20·47m 55s

Stock market reacts to Trump’s covid diagnosis, end times for Regal Cinemas and Advertising week 2020

Kara and Scott talk about how the stock market and media have reacted to the rollercoaster of Trump's covid-19 diagnosis. They also discuss the closing of the US' 2nd largest movie theater chain as more Hollywood releases are postponed. In wins and fails, Kara talks about Google giving money to news outlets as the company deals with antitrust lawsuits. And the hosts take live Q&A from the audience at Advertising Week 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/20·1h 2m

ProfG on US brand post-debate, Disney layoffs = Disney opportunity? and fighting ransomware

Kara and Scott discuss the debate and how each candidate's brand was displayed. They also talk about Disney round of layoffs in the parks division and how Disney can recover. In listener mail we get a question about cybercrime and how to mitigate the rise of ransomware hacks. In predictions, Scott thinks if Biden takes the presidency, Palantir is in for trouble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/20·50m 32s

Trump’s tax returns, Amazon’s home drone, and NYSE President Stacey Cunningham on upcoming IPOs

Kara and Scott talk about the President Trump's tax returns. They also discuss Amazon's dystopic new home surveillance drone. Then Friend of Pivot, Stacey Cunningham, president of the New York Stock Exchange joins the show to discuss the IPO landscape. In wins and fails Kara talks about Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/20·58m 12s

Tesla’s “Battery Day”, the DOJ prepares for Google, and Scott’s prediction on “algorithmic e-commerce”

Kara and Scott talk about Tesla's "Battery Day" and California Governor Gavin Newsom saying his state with be gas-vehicle free by 2035. They also discuss the DOJ's plan to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Plus Kara and Scott consider how Democrats and Republicans may look at data privacy issues differently after the election. Scott has a prediction about commerce if TikTok and Walmart join forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/20·1h 3m

TikTok deal gets a presidential blessing, friend of Pivot Julia Angwin's internet Blacklight, and RIP RBG

Kara and Scott talk about the details of the new TikTok deal that garnered President Trump's blessing. Scott rants about Palantir going public, and then Friend of Pivot Julia Angwin joins Kara and Scott to talk about Blacklight, a new internet tool that shows you just how creepy the websites you visit are. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/20·56m 58s

Pivot Schooled #5: The Psychology of Recovery, with Recode co-founder Walt Mossberg, Howard University's Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, and Los Angeles Superintendent Austin Beutner

Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the process of recovery from COVID-19, with a focus on how college and K-12 education will be permanently reshaped by the pandemic. They're joined by three guests: Howard University president Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick; Austin Beutner, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District; and Walt Mossberg, the co-founder of Recode who now serves on the board of the News Literacy Project. Plus: A prediction from former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, two listener questions — including one from Kara's son Louie — and predictions about Shopify and TikTok. Get your Pivot Schooled hats, mugs, shirts and more at PivotSchooled.com/Shop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/20·1h 20m

“The Apple “Rundle” is anemic, the California brain drain (California’s exodus) and a prediction on Palantir’s direct listing

Kara and Scott talk about Apple's "rundle" and their push into the fitness space. They also talk about celebrities freezing their Instagram accounts in protest of Facebook. In listener mail, they discuss how California can save its "brand". And in predictions, Scott shares thoughts on the Palantir direct listing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/20·55m 21s

Oracle wins Tik Tok, the future of AI chips, and Friend of Pivot Alex Stamos deep dives on TikTok privacy

Kara and Scott talk about Oracle beating out Microsoft in the bid to be Tik Tok's US partner. They also discuss Nvidia buying up a chip company from Softbank. Then Friend of Pivot and privacy expert Alex Stamos joins Kara and Scott to talk about privacy on Tik Tok. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/20·1h 0m

Pivot Schooled #4: The Big Four, with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Columbia University's Tim Wu

Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the growing power of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic. Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai joins to talk about Google’s impact on society, its feud with Fortnite maker Epic Games, whether he believes America is headed in the right direction, and more; then, Columbia University professor Tim Wu talks with Kara and Scott about the future of tech antitrust, how China has run circles around the US in tech policy, and why Facebook faces the greatest legal risk; finally, The Verge’s Casey Newton drops in to discuss the TikTok acquisition drama, disinformation on Facebook, and Joe Biden’s plan to repeal section 230 of the CDA. Plus: Comedian Roy Wood Jr. has some predictions about Apple's next iPhone. Get your Pivot Schooled hats, mugs, shirts and more at PivotSchooled.com/Shop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/20·1h 16m

Apple vs. Epic battle escalates, GOP’s Section 230 legislation, and a listener question on Chipotle conscious consumerism

Kara and Scott talk about Apple's countersuit filed against the video-game company, Epic. They also discuss Republican Senators' new legislation to amend Section 230. In listener mail, we get a question about conscious consumerism and the brands doing it well. Scott has more predictions for Shopify. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/20·53m 46s

Pivot Schooled #3: The Sharing Capitalists, with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Gig Workers Collective co-founder Vanessa Bain

In this audio version of the third episode of our live video series Pivot Schooled, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the future of the sharing economy, why restaurants are over-capitalized, and the shifting politics of labor laws as gig workers are squeezed by the pandemic. They talk to Gig Workers Collective co-founder Vanessa Bain about how policy makers and companies can better protect workers; then, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi talks about why the company is fighting against classifying its workers as employees in California, the food delivery business, and whether the company is really committed to self-driving cars. Get your Pivot Schooled hats, mugs, shirts and more at PivotSchooled.com/Shop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/20·1h 15m

Facebook's Russia problem (pt.2), Zoom's soaring market cap, and a prediction on Shopify

Kara and Scott talk about Russian election interference found on Facebook and Twitter. They also discuss Zoom quadrupling revenue in the past year and what the company should do with their new found power. We get a listener mail question from Australia about a new law that would require Facebook and Google to share ad revenue with content publishers. In predictions, Scott foresees big spending from Shopify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/20·56m 9s

Walmart wants to buy TikTok, Amazon unveils its fitness tracker, and Kara and Scott catchup on the big stories of August

Kara and Scott are reunited to talk about Walmart joining forces with Microsoft in a bid to buy TikTok. They also discuss Amazon's new fitness tracker product, Halo, and how it may be a back door attempt to bolster the company's healthcare endeavors. In Friend of Pivot, Kara and Scott catch up on some of the big stories they missed while Scott was on vacation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/20·59m 25s

Pivot Schooled #2: The New Generation of Innovators, with Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar and investor Rana Yared

In this audio version of the second episode of our live video series Pivot Schooled, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the future of innovation in the US and worldwide. They interview Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar and Balderton Capital general partner Rana Yared, answer questions from the audience, and make predictions. Plus: A prediction from Silicon Valley actor Suzanne Cryer, and why TikTok isn't selling to anybody. Get your tickets for the next Pivot Schooled, "The Big Four," at PivotSchooled.com. Get your Pivot Schooled hats, mugs, shirts and more at PivotSchooled.com/Shop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/20·54m 45s

Kevin Mayer exits TikTok, Palantir’s scorching S-1, and a listener mail question about cable news with Baratunde Thurston

Kara and guest host Baratunde Thurston talk about TikTok's CEO Kevin Mayer stepping down amid tensions with the Trump administration. They also discuss Palantir, the controversial data-mining company filing to go public and using their S-1 to throw shade at the rest of Silicon Valley. In listener mail, we get a question about a new cable news program. Baratunde predicts there will be more grief to deal with in our country in the months to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/20·49m 58s

Mark Zuckerberg and Tik Tok, Friend of Pivot Maureen Dowd on the digital Conventions and… Baratunde Thurston’s Wins and Fails

Kara is joined by podcast host, comedian, and writer Baratunde Thurston to talk about the DNC, the upcoming RNC, Steve Bannon's arrest, and Mark Zuckerberg stoking TikTok fears. Plus, Baratunde's wins and fails. Spoiler: they involve really cool sneakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/20·57m 2s

Pivot Schooled #1: Media's Overnight Chaos, with TikTok's Vanessa Pappas and Columbia University's Emily Bell

In this audio version of the first episode of our live video series Pivot Schooled, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the rapidly changing media industry, President Trump's attempt to force a sale of TikTok's US operations, and what happens when disinformation is coming from inside the (White) House. They also answer questions from viewers and make predictions, alongside special guest predictor Kathy Griffin. Get your tickets for the next Pivot Schooled, "The Big Four," at PivotSchooled.com. Get your Pivot Schooled hats, mugs, shirts and more at PivotSchooled.com/Shop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/20·52m 56s

Lyft and Uber consider franchising, Apple becomes the first $2 trillion company and a listener mail question about social distancing with Aminatou Sow

Kara is joined by author and podcast host Aminatou Sow to talk about more trouble for ride-share companies in California. They also discuss Apple becoming the first company valued at $2 trillion. In listener mail, we get a question about navigating the challenges of social distancing during the pandemic. Plus Aminatou gets challenged to fill Trump's shadow cabinet ahead of the RNC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/20·55m 5s

Epic Games challenges Google and Apple, guest host Aminatou Sow on keeping the post office public, and Friend of Pivot Mary Trump on her uncle Donald

Kara is joined by guest host, author of Big Friendship and host of the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend", Aminatou Sow to discuss Epic Games suing Apple and Google. They also talk about about how to save the Postal Service as the House prepares to hear testimony from the Postmaster General. Then we hear from Friend of Pivot Mary Trump to talk about her bestselling book Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” and her uncle Donald. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/20·54m 45s

Uber threatens to shutdown app over AB5, Airbnb's surprise IPO and a listener mail question about WFH with Andrew Ross Sorkin

Kara is joined by New York Times columnist, founder of Deal Book and CNBC Sqwuakbox Host Andrew Ross Sorkin to talk about Uber threatening to shut down their rideshare app in reaction to a new AB-5 ruling. They also discuss Airbnb's surprise IPO. In listener mail, we get a question about the future of working from home and how company cultures will change to the fit our new environment. In predictions, Andrew and Kara discuss the potential future cabinet of the Biden/Harris administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/20·55m 24s

Trump’s executive order on TikTok & WeChat, Friend of Pivot Jennifer Palmieri about women in politics, and guest host Andrew Ross Sorkin on a billionaire tax

Kara is joined by New York Times columnist, founder of Deal Book and CNBC Sqwuakbox Host Andrew Ross Sorkin to talk about about Trump's new executive orders to ban Chinese social media apps. They also discuss Bernie Sanders' proposed new tax legislation that would implement a one time 60-percent tax on billionaires who made money during the pandemic. Then we are joined by Friend of Pivot Jennifer Palmieri, author of the new book She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World, to discuss women in politics and Biden's expected VP pick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/20·1h 3m

Disney+ pioneers at-home movie premieres and Facebook signs a lease in Manhattan, with guest host Stephanie Ruhle

Kara and guest host MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle talk about Disney launching its first big budget movie release for rent on their streaming app. They also discuss Facebook inking a new lease in midtown Manhattan and what that means for New York City's recovery after the pandemic. We also hear listener mail response to Stephanie's question about what listeners are most anxious about during these times. And Stephanie has a prediction about the November elections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/20·46m 44s

Guest host Stephanie Ruhle on TikTok ban, SpaceX splash down, and Friend of Pivot Rep. David Cicilline on antitrust hearings

Kara is joined by guest host MSNBC Live anchor Stephanie Ruhle to talk about Microsoft in talks to buy up TikTok after Trump threatens to ban the China-based app. They also discuss SpaceX's return to Earth and the future of private companies in space. They talk to Friend of Pivot Congressman David Cicilline, the Chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee about the historic big tech hearings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/20·56m 32s

The surprises at Big Tech's antitrust hearing, Snap's first diversity report, and a scary prediction for parents of college students

Kara and Scott talk about the winners and losers from Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing in Congress and answer listener questions about what the US government might do next. They also discuss Snap's first diversity report, why MacKenzie Scott (née Bezos) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal won the week, and the most important news of late — Taylor Swift's new album, Folklore. Scott predicts that colleges are about to send a very important letter to parents — after cashing their tuition checks. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/20·58m 6s

Facebook’s “cultural crisis,” Mark Cuban on the NBA’s rebound, and Kara gets replaced by AI

Kara and Scott chat about the delay of the tech antitrust hearing, the "unprecedented culture crisis" at Facebook, and the think-tank financed by Big Tech that is schmoozing foreign regulators. Friend of Pivot Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, joins to talk about the return of professional basketball and why the NBA's "bubble" at Disney World is safer than the attempted comebacks of football and baseball; Cuban also discusses his Twitter battle with Ted Cruz, why he's optimistic about a COVID-19 vaccine, and why a new wave of legalized sports gambling is on the horizon. Also: What should Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have behind them when they testify, what should we take away from AOC's battle with Ted Yoho, and can an AI algorithm write better than Kara Swisher? Hey, listeners: We want your reactions to and questions about Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing. Send them in to pivot@voxmedia.com by Wednesday night, or tweet them @PivotSchooled. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/20·1h 4m

Previewing the Big Four's antitrust appearance, Twitter bans QAnon, and prediction on Tesla buying up companies

Kara and Scott look towards next week's historic antitrust hearings as the CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon all head to Washington for the first time. They also look at Twitter's decision to ban QAnon accounts and how other platforms should follow suit. In Listener Mail, we get a question about Uber offering its backend software to public transit systems and how that may give Uber outsized monopoly power. In predictions, Scott talks about Tesla's acquisition power in the coming months. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/20·1h 0m

Jack Ma bypasses NYSE, a Friend of Pivot on how the Lincoln Project is trolling Trump, and Netflix's earnings fail

Kara and Scott talk about billionaire Jack Ma taking his company Ant Group public in Hong Kong and Shanghai and what that means for the US stock market. They discuss the fall out from Twitter's biggest user hack in the company's history. In Friend of Pivot we hear from Rick Wilson, the co-founder of the Lincoln Project about his PAC's social media advertising strategy to take down Donald Trump. In wins they celebrate Congressman John Lewis. In fails, they discuss Netflix disappointing earnings and Kanye West's campaign rally. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/20·1h 5m

NBC's streaming service launches without Roku or Amazon Fire TV, Apple wins a tax battle, and a prediction on Netflix earnings

Kara and Scott talk about the launch of NBC's new streaming service and why it isn't on major streaming devices. They also discuss Apple's big tax battle win in the European Union and what it may mean for upcoming antitrust hearings in the United States. In Listener Mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about what technology is having a positive impact on our psychology. In predictions, Kara foresees some new media collaborations and Scott thinks Netflix is going to have major earnings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/20·55m 59s

Google is the latest FAANG to invest in India, Facebook might ban political ads, and civil rights advocate Rashad Robinson on the ad boycott

Kara and Scott talk about Google's big investment in India; it's the latest big tech company to make big moves in the country this year. They also discuss Facebook possibly banning political ads, and why it's a cop-out. They go deeper on the issue with Friend of Pivot Rashad Robinson, the Executive Director of Color of Change, who has been meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg after helping to organize the July ad boycott of the platform. Kara's fail is Tucker Carlson's head writer getting caught publicly writing racist, sexist and homophobic comments on public forums. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/20·1h 6m

Facebook fails a civil rights audit, college campuses will be "mini-Wuhans", and can the Trump admin ban TikTok?

Kara and Scott talk about an audit released about Facebook's lack of civil rights practices, the groups that have pushed them on moderating their platform, and Sheryl Sandberg's first public response. They also discuss the US' possible ban on TikTok, the China based social media app. In Listener Mail, we get a question about why colleges are not lowering tuition even though many will only be offering online courses in the fall. In predictions, Scott thinks Trumps visa ban on foreign students not enrolled in in-person schools will have economic repercussions. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/20·56m 15s

Uber buys Postmates, Taylor Lorenz talks Clubhouse, and Big Tech will testify in Congress — but Congress has already lost

Kara and Scott talk about Uber's acquisition of the food delivery company Postmates and what that means for the future of that market and the ride-hailing company. Also, they discuss the big four tech CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai all headed to congress as part of antitrust investigations. Then, we are joined by Friend of Pivot New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz who talks about Clubhouse and its toxic culture. In wins Scott celebrates the life of Ennio Morricone. Special thanks to Eric Johnson for his work on this episode. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/20·1h 8m

Facebook changes its speech policy, Amazon moves into driverless cars, and a Friend of Pivot on how suspension of visas will affect Silicon Valley

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook announcing it would change its policies around hate speech on the platform after mounting pressures from Civil Rights organizations and company ad boycotts. They also discuss Amazon buying Zoox, an autonomous ride-hailing company to start competing in delivery and ride share. We are joined by Friend of Pivot Sayu Bhojwani to talk about Trump's suspension of H1-B visas and how that will affect Silicon Valley. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/20·1h 6m

Square withholds from its merchants; Twitch’s female streamers have had enough and a Listener Mail on contact tracing apps

Kara and Scott talk about how Square has been taking about 20% off of merchant transactions, as Jack Dorsey helms both Twitter and Square. Meanwhile, Twitch has been facing backlash from womxn gamers who are alleging that the company is allowing for sexual harassment and assault, while they create content for the company. This comes several years after the industry dealt with "Gamergate". We get a Listener Question about Apple and Google's contact tracing app as covid-19 cases climb around the country, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/20·49m 13s

TikTokers take down Trump in Tulsa, a former-Google exec starts an anti-Google Google and John Rice on how to get more Black people in leadership

Kara and Scott talk about TikTokers pranking Trump out of rally goers and a new potential competitor to Google's search engine. They also discuss more issues of racism reported at Pinterest. They are joined by Friend of Pivot John Rice, the Founder of the non-profit Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) about how companies can better strategize in order to bring more Black talent into industries, retain and elevate that talent. Kara's fail continues to be Facebook's dubious relationship with the Trump administration. Scott's fail is Robinhood's response to a young man's death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/20·52m 47s

Twitter’s new audio innovation, Apple’s dominance gets a closer look and a prediction on the impact of online trading apps on mental health

Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's new feature that allows certain users to post audio recordings. They also get talk about Pinterest reconciling with claims from Black employees that the company has internal racist practices. In big stories, the Department of Justice released a recommendation that portions of Section 230 be repealed. Meanwhile, Basecamp's new email service Hey.com is claiming that Apple has been abusing its power in the App Store. Scott predicts there will be negative impacts on mental health due to online trading apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/20·46m 32s

Bezos offers to testify, COVID-19 infections are up and Suze Orman on why emergency savings are more important than ever

Kara and Scott talk about the possibility that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos might speak to the House Judiciary Committee as a part of a broad antitrust investigation into big tech. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warns that the state’s reopening might need to be delayed after widespread violations of social distancing orders. Then we hear from personal finance expert Suze Orman about the financial economic crisis facing Americans today and why she fears a wave of foreclosures and asset repossessions later this year. The Supreme Court is Kara’s win and a setback in global poverty reduction is Scott’s fail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/20·1h 5m

Amazon suspends facial recognition technology, Starbuck’s closes 400 stores and a prediction on Apple and search

Kara and Scott talk about Amazon and IBM moving away from their facial recognition technology because of algorithm's known racial biases. They also discuss Biden's petition to Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to change his hands-off approach with political speech on the platform. They talk about HBOMax taking down "Gone with the Wind" and whether platforms should give more context to historic racism in film. And, as Starbucks shuts down 400 stores in North America, they talk about what the future is for brick and mortar giants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/20·45m 49s

Amazon warehouse workers issue lawsuit, Alexis Ohanian steps down from Reddit board and a deeper debate on Section 230

Kara and Scott talk about a new lawsuit waged by Amazon warehouse workers alleging the company did not follow CDC protocol well enough to stop the spread of COVID-19. They discuss Alexis Ohanian's decision to step down from Reddit's board of the directors in order to leave space to elevate a black person to his empty seat. In Friend of Pivot we hear from Mike Masnick of tech dirt to talk about Section 230, as Trump battles with Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/20·1h 4m

Zuckerberg does nothing about Trump, Google’s Incognito is not Incognito?, Amazon bonds and a prediction about 2020 IPOs

Kara and Scott talk about Zuckerberg doubling down on Facebook policy that allows Trump to continue posting inflammatory content on the platform. They also discuss a new lawsuit against Google that says the company may be breaking Federal wiretap laws when people use private browser modes. Plus a listener mail question on Amazon bonds and a prediction about the 2020 IPO class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/20·47m 48s

How Facebook and Twitter are dealing with racist posts and Friend of Pivot Baratunde Thurston on why “now is the time to step up, show up, or shut up”

Kara and Scott talk about how protests have played out across the country and corporations responses. As US citizens take to the streets to protest police officers killing black people, Facebook workers go on strike. Then, they are joined by Friend of Pivot, activist, comedian, writer and producer Baratunde Thurston who clarifies how the protests are playing out on social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/20·55m 12s

Fact checking Trump on Twitter, SpaceX privatizes space, and a Listener Mail question on mental health apps and big tech

Kara and Scott talk about Twitter's responsibility in fact-checking and regulating Trump tweets as they slap their first misinformation label on one of the president's tweets. They also discuss the future of a "private" space as Elon Musk prepares to launch his SpaceX rocket. Meanwhile, Amazon is having its annual shareholder meeting and some people are hoping they can push the company to be transparent about data around covid-19 deaths of warehouse workers. Plus we hear a listener mail question about whether big tech and mental health apps. This episode contains an audio clip from former Friend of Pivot Andrew Ross-Sorkin and his CNBC show "Squawkbox". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/20·56m 52s

Disney open doors to the NBA, NYSE rings the bell, plus former Facebook Exec on Zuckerberg's WFH move

Kara and Scott talk about Disney open its doors to the NBA as professional sports leagues attempt to resume their seasons. Meanwhile, the New York Stock Exchange will be open to traders again this week. Scott thinks there will be a strong class of IPOs by the end of the years. Then we hear from Caryn Marooney, the former VP of Global Communications at Facebook. She gives an insider's look at Mark Zuckerberg's new work from home policy. Jacinda Arden is Kara's win and Joe Biden's lack of momentum is Scott's fail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/20·52m 9s

Spotify’s podcast boom, Amazon checks out JCPenny, Kara loves TikTok and a prediction on Shopify

Kara and Scott talk about Spotify's new deal with Joe Rogan and the implications for the podcast industry. They also discuss Amazon reportedly in talks with bankrupt JCPenny about a potential sale. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has been buying up stocks from major companies over the course of the pandemic. In Listener Mail, Kara and Scott talk about TikTok's future as a Disney executive comes on as CEO. Scott predicts that Shopify is going to make a big retail acquisition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/20·55m 42s

The DOJ readies a lawsuit against Google, Amazon tries to get into designer retail again, and a Friend of Pivot on the “plandemic”

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook purchasing Giphy and reports the DOJ is likely to sue Google for antitrust violations in the digital ad space. They also discuss Amazon swooping in to "save" designer fashion by teaming up with Vogue. The "everything store" has been trying to corner this market for years. Then we are joined by Phil Howard the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, where he studies the spread of misinformation. He takes Kara and Scott through some of the latest conspiracies on the internet and how to stop them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/20·58m 41s

Uber offers to gobble up GrubHub, Elon Musk is “Re-open America guy”, and a prediction on mergers in digital media

Kara and Scott talk about Uber's offer to buy GrubHub, which would give the company a majority of food delivery market share. They talk about whether this merger would be good for Uber (yes) and whether it would be bad for the commonwealth (also, yes). Meanwhile, Elon Musk is reopening the Tesla factory in California, and his mother is texting Kara about how harsh she's being on her son. In Listener Mail we get a question about companies taking back their upfront ad deals with the major television networks and how that will shake things up in the industry. Scott's prediction is that we are about to see mergers in smaller digital media companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/20·59m 47s

Amazon might acquire AMC theaters and Friend of Pivot Stephanie Ruhle on business, CARES Act, wins and fails

Kara and Scott talk about Amazon in talks to acquire AMC theaters, Uber earnings and how education will change with white collar workers at home. Scott thinks this may be an opportunity for public schools to gain more resources. Then MSNBC Anchor Stephanie Ruhle joins the show to break down some of the major policy holes in the CARES Act. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/20·59m 1s

Facebook's oversight board is the "League of Nations", Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's master class on leadership, and a prediction about Uber's numbers

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook's new oversight board and whether it will be effective in controlling content on the platform. They discuss layoffs at Airbnb and Uber, as well as Uber's investment in the scooter company, Lime. We take a moment of "Comic Relief" with writer and comedian Sarah Cooper whose videos lip syncing Trump's press conferences have gone viral. Scott predicts that Uber is having fast numbers recovery after Covid-19 declines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/20·50m 41s

Congress weighs liability for businesses, Amazon will put its $4billion profit into its supply chain, and Anand Giridharadas on "Rich Corona; Poor Corona"

Kara and Scott talk about whether or not Congress should give businesses legal protections against lawsuits from workers who contract COVID-19. They discuss Amazon's earnings and Jeff Bezos' strategy to put $4billion in profits towards vaccinating and socially distancing the company fulfillment supply chain. Also, they talk about whether Bezos should, and whether he will, testify in front of Congress after the House Judiciary Committee asked for his appearance. In Friend of Pivot we hear from Anand Giridharadas about how the American public system might change post-pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/20·1h 1m

Facebook pushes e-commerce business, Uber in trouble, eyes on Amazon Media Group… and a prediction: Sonos gets acquired

Kara and Scott talk about Facebook earnings during the pandemic and the company's push into e-commerce. They discuss Uber's reported lay-offs and other issues facing the ride-share company as their longtime CTO steps down. In Listener Mail and fan from New Zealand asks what the US can do to salvage our brand after our failure to deal with COVID-19 effectively. In predictions, Scott says Amazon is about to be the 2nd most valuable company in the world and that Sonos will get acquired. Meanwhile, Kara thinks movie theaters will get bought by and vertically integrated into studio systems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/20·51m 35s

Amazon under scrutiny; Zoom security expert Alex Stamos explains it all (and talks Facebook), plus some special Wins and Fails

Kara and Scott talk about Senate Democrats being vocal about breaking up Amazon, after a report that the company lied to the House Judiciary Committee. They talk about the Wall Street Journal investigation into Amazon's use of data from third-party sellers. Meanwhile, France upholds a ruling that is keeping Amazon warehouses in the country shuttered until they address workers' health protection concerns. Privacy expert Alex Stamos joins the show to talk about the $5 billion FTC/Facebook settlement and Zoom's new approach to privacy. Clorox is Kara's win and fail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/20·1h 7m

Netflix’s Reed Hastings has a huge quarter, Facebook makes big investment in India, Bezos takes the reins at Amazon

Kara and Scott talk about Netflix's biggest quarter yet. The company doubled its projections for how many new subscribers it would acquire. They discuss Facebook's single biggest company investment into Jio – an Indian service provider. Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is back at the wheel at Amazon. Kara and Scott talk about Jeff Bezos' most recent letter to shareholders, as Amazon get an even bigger hold on US commerce. A listener asks if face-masks will become high fashion and if that can save more retailers from going bankrupt. Plus Scott gives us some Algebra of Happiness advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/20·56m 22s

Andreessen tells Silicon Valley it’s “time to build”, Facebook/Google’s ad market hit, Friend of Pivot Rebecca Traister on women’s leadership

Kara and Scott talk about Marc Andreessen's manifesto to Silicon Valley. They also discuss the PPP and the big companies that applied for those loans. They dig into Facebook and Google's digital ad market hit in the past weeks, but Scott doubts it slows the companies' growth. Kara asks Scott if he thinks media companies should be part of the next round of Federal bailouts? In Friend of Pivot, we hear from New York Magazine Senior Writer Rebecca Traister about women's leadership in COVID-19, Feminism and the Joe Biden campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/20·53m 49s

World Health Organization in the crosshairs, the robot revolution, Softbank's struggling Vision Fund and a big prediction: Amazon is going to be a $2 trillion company by 2020

Kara and Scott evaluate President Trump's recent business decisions from defunding the W.H.O., to his "council to reopen America", and the public/private partnership. They also talk about the possible end of Vision Fund after SoftBank tells investors they may have lost $16.7 billion this year. A court in France is ordering Amazon to halt operations until they can address worker safety concerns. In Listener Mail, we get a question about whether robots will start replacing essential workers. In predictions, Scott says that Amazon will come out of the pandemic a $2 trillion company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/20·1h 1m

Google and Apple team up to track COVID-19, Uber drivers face unemployment hurdles, and Robert Reich says 30% of people may be out of work by summer

Kara and Scott talk about tech giants Google and Apple teaming up to track COVID-19 cases on iPhones and Androids. They also discuss the hurdles ride share drivers are experiencing as they attempt to apply for unemployment insurance; outdated Labor Department guidelines and a lack of data is slowing that process. As Congress thinks about a fourth bail out package, the US Postal Service is asking for funds. Kara and Scott talk about whether USPS should be privatized. Friend of Pivot, economist, former US Labor Secretary Professor Robert Reich joins the show to discuss the stimulus package, unemployment rates and what Joe Biden needs to do to engage voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/20·1h 8m

Dorsey donates 28% of his wealth to COVID-19, Zoom as the poster child for tech privacy and the video-game industry as Amazon enters the production game

Kara and Scott talk about Jack Dorsey's $1 billion donation to fight COVID-19, as well as other tech billionaire's contributions to fight the virus. They think that those contributions can't fill the void of a well funded government through tax dollars. They give an update on Zoom's privacy issues as the company takes on Alex Stamos, Facebook's former security chief. In Listener Mail, Kara and Scott get a question about the massive video game industry as Amazon starts producing its own video games. In predictions, Scott thinks the World Health Organization will be in the Trump administration's cross hairs in the weeks to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/20·55m 39s

Zoom isn’t as “encrypted” as you think, tech regulation amidst COVID-19, and economist Gene Sperling on being in a “jobs depression”

Kara and Scott talk about privacy issues at Zoom as we move our doctor's appointments, work, therapy, social lives and school onto the platform. They discuss how tech regulations may slow under the cloud cover of COVID-19, the future of CCPA and Silicon Valley lobbyists. In Friend of Pivot, we hear from the former Director of the National Economic Council under President's Clinton and Obama, Gene Sperling. He talks about the 6.6 million people who filed for unemployment in March, the current recession and how it differs from the 2008 financial crisis. In wins, Scott attends a "drive by birthday party" and Kara celebrates a Brooklyn landlord cancelling rent. In fails... Scott's former student Jared Kushner talks about the federal stockpile. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/20·1h 5m

Sean Hannity has a meltdown. Twitter, Facebook and Google tackle misinformation. Softbank abandons WeWork. PLUS Quibi gets a break.

Kara and Scott talk about Sean Hannity defending his work at Fox News (after Kara called him out for spreading misinformation in the early days of COVID-19). They discuss how the big tech companies are dealing with fact-checking politicians for public health information accuracy. Meanwhile, Softbank is scrapping its buy out of Adam Neumann's shares at WeWork. Also, Kara and Scott talk about several labor strikes that took place this week -- will COVID-19 be a reckoning for corporate America? In Listener Mail, we get a question about whether Quibi's launch during quarantine will accelerate its growth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/20·55m 9s

The Internet is buckling under COVID-19 pressure, Esther Perel on our relationships in quarantine, and the possible Fox News reckoning

Kara and Scott talk about Internet slow downs and how companies are coping as the country starts living their work and personal lives online. They discuss reports that the government is using mobile advertiser geo-location data on your phone to track social distancing and the spread of COVID-19. Friend of Pivot, renowned therapist and podcast host Esther Perel joins Kara and Scott to talk about dealing with grief in a moment of instability, how to be a better partner and colleague during the lockdowns. (Check out her new mini-series off her hit podcast Where Should We Begin?: Couples Under Lockdown, where she offers therapy to couples confined together in quarantine). Winners include Bill Gates, Yamiche Alcindor's showdowns with POTUS, and Italy starting to get ahead of COVID-19. PLUS: Will Fox News finally face a reckoning after the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/20·1h 3m

Zoom stock surpasses airlines; MLB, NBA, Olympics are on pause — what happens to the media that covers them? And a Listener Mail about relief package guardrails.

Kara and Scott talk about Zoom's immense stock value in this moment and what the company should do with new power. They discuss what is to come with streaming platforms and media outlets as the 2020 Olympics joins the slew of live sports postponements due to COVID-19. Also, will the WFH movement be the final nail in the weWork coffin? In Listener Mail, Kara and Scott talk about guardrails and bailouts in the recently passed stimulus package. In predictions, Scott expects to see new stock lows in the coming weeks. (PLUS Pivot experiences its own WFH social-distance snafu!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/20·59m 6s

Stimulus package stalled, how Airbnb, Tesla and Uber fare during COVID-19, and Corey Johnson (NYC Speaker) on small businesses and New York on “PAUSE"

Kara and Scott talk about the stimulus package in limbo and the Defense Production Act. They break down how tech companies like Lyft, Airbnb and Tesla are pivoting in the COVID-19 crisis. They think Airbnb probably won’t go public this year. In Friend of Pivot, we talk to New York City Speaker Corey Johnson about how New York City is the US epicenter for COVID-19 cases. He discusses the possibility of rent freezes, the new “PAUSE” order and how small businesses are faring in the upheaval. In wins and fails, Kara thinks Rand Paul being the first Senator to test positive for COVID-19 — and exposing other congresspeople to the disease is a major fail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/20·1h 8m

Addressing the US economy (a note from Andrew Yang), data privacy in a public health emergency, and a listener question on the "great WFH-experiment”

Kara and Scott talk about stimulus packages and possible emergency checks to deal with the US economic crisis. We hear a bite from Andrew Yang about why implementing universal basic income in this situation is the next phase of capitalism. As Israel joins Iran and China in using data location to stop the spread of COVID-19, Kara and Scott talk about whether this is a move the United States should attempt. In listener mail, we get a question about whether this "work-from-home-moment" will become permanent...and what will happen to office buildings if it does. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/20·55m 26s

The private/public partnership to stop Covid-19, Facebook’s board sees more shakeups, and Kara’s brother Dr. Jeff Swisher on hospitals prepping for coronavirus

Kara and Scott talk about the announced public/private partnerships between major companies and the federal government. They discuss the Trump administration’s misinformation about a Google website that will be developed to triage Covid-19 cases. They touch on changes at Facebook’s board, Kenneth Chenault is the latest to depart. In Friends of Pivot, we hear from a person living under quarantine in Milan, Italy. Then Kara’s brother Dr. Jeff Swisher comes on to talk about how he and hospitals are preparing for the deluge of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks. We ONLY discuss wins this week and for once, it seems like social media is winning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/20·55m 45s

Tech in the time of COVID-19, Congressional antitrust hearing and Google Search, PLUS a listener asks: could Amazon Care roll out COVID-19 tests?

Kara and Scott talk about COVID-19, what tech could do to help, and what we need to see from leadership. We hear from Ron Klain, who was the "Ebola czar" under the Obama administration about why we need COVID-19 tests and what the hold up is in getting them. In other news, Kara and Scott discuss this week's Congressional hearing on antitrust and why Yelp thinks Google's search results are biased towards their own products. In Listener Mail we get a question about whether Amazon should roll out COVID-19 tests as part of their Amazon Care launch (spoiler alert: this idea gets a big WOOF yes from the Big Dawg). Plus Scott gives professors switching to online class forums tips on how to be a dynamic lecturer via web. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/20·37m 57s

Twitter’s new board, Silicon Valley vs. Washington’s approach to COVID-19, and Aminatou Sow joins to discuss women in leadership

Kara and Scott talk about the deal reached at Twitter, the fate of Jack Dorsey and his tenure as CEO. They discuss how big tech companies have been stepping up to take care of gig-workers as COVID-19 spreads; Silicon Valley's approach has been drastically different from the government's, thus far. Facebook takes some action on misleading Trump campaign ads connected to the 2020 Census ... but Kara and Scott think one ad is not enough. In Friend of Pivot we hear from podcast host and author Aminatou Sow on what we're missing about International Women's Day and how to create gender parity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/20·52m 30s

Fed cuts interest rates (and banks lobby for deregulation), Facebook’s Libra fades… Dorsey’s next move and moments of happiness

Kara and Scott talk about the Federal Reserve's interest rate cuts and big banks asking for deregulation. They talk through how COVID-19 may halt the economy. They discuss Facebook's redesign of Libra -- their cryptocurrency and how other coins are faring in the face of COVID-19. In Listener Mail we hear from G/O Media reporter Dhruv Mehrotra about his recent investigation into how Better Help proliferates user data (find the journalists on Twitter @dmehro and @molly_o). In predictions, Kara and Scott disagree about how Dorsey's future with Twitter will play out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/20·59m 9s

S&P hits a low, Jack Dorsey faces activist investors at Twitter and election technology — Kevin Roose joins to discuss

.Kara and Scott talk about the stock market's recent lows -- and how that may be a good thing for millennials. They speculate about Jack Dorsey's tenure as CEO at Twitter as activist investors grab a chunk of the company. Then, we hear from Friend of Pivot, and New York Times tech reporter, Kevin Roose about election technology. Kara, Scott and Kevin discuss whether elections are best left analog ahead of Super Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/20·54m 32s

Bob Iger exits — what’s going on at Disney? The stock market takes a coronavirus hit. PLUS Is “coffee” a disruptable industry?

Kara and Scott speculate about what is happening at Disney following Bob Iger's abrupt exit. They talk about the stock market's tumble in reaction to coronavirus. Scott breaks down which companies should be on the offense and which ones should be on the defense... and why he thinks Peleton may be one of the companies that see a spike during the coronavirus scare. In wins and fails, Kara thinks Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction is a win (but should have happened far sooner). "Rundles" are back in wins as Panera begins offering monthly coffee memberships. In predictions, Scott thinks Pence will fail at his job to control the coronavirus pandemic in the US and that Nikki Haley joins the Trump ticket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/20·57m 11s

Coronavirus hits the global supply chain, the demise of at-home-trading and updates on the Saudi infiltration of Twitter

Kara and Scott talk about the spread of coronavirus and how it is affecting the global supply chain. They discuss Bernie Sanders' win in Nevada and what that means for the economy. Morgan Stanley bought E*Trade, so the hosts talk about the end of at home trading as we know it. Plus, they give updates on what we know about the Saudi moles who stole user information at Twitter. In Friend of Pivot, Kara and Scott get deeper insights into coronavirus from Professor Matt Frieman, who studies and teaches about coronaviruses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/20·59m 37s

The debate after the debate (Kara and Scott assess Nevada), Bezos and Buffet: who is the “better” billionaire and a big prediction on Zoom

Kara and Scott have a lot of thoughts about the Nevada debate and how the candidates should be marketing themselves. In Listener Mail, we get a question about how Warren Buffet invests his billions versus what Jeff Bezos does with his fortune. They talk about Bezos' new pledge to donate $10 billion to fight climate change. In predictions, Scott thinks Zoom stock will benefit from coronavirus and the work from home trend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/20·45m 23s

The EU takes on AI, the US vs. Huawei continues, Airbnb is in the red, and a Friend of Pivot on your children’s data privacy

Kara and Scott talk about the big players in Silicon Valley headed to the EU where they are debating new regulations on artificial intelligence. In more foreign affairs and tech, they talk about the US bringing charges against Huawei for federal racketeering. Airbnb was once a rare profitable "unicorn", but now, ahead of their expected IPO, they're in the red; Kara and Scott talk about how and where they are allocating their money. In Friends of Pivot, Kara and Scott have a conversation with Stanford professor and co-founder/CEO of Common Sense, Jim Steyer, about how to protect our children's data privacy and what the government's responsibility is in this issue (SPOILER: we should repeal Section 230). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/20·59m 4s

Amazon pays taxes (and fights for JEDI), SoftBank gains on Sprint and what ClassPass tells us about the fitness economy

Kara and Scott talk about what it means for Amazon to be paying (minimal) taxes, as Jeff Bezos is "going Hollywood", and the company battles with the government over JEDI. They also revisit Google's quiet dismissal of top executives -- the company's longtime head of HR left this week. This week, the FTC ordered the big tech companies -- Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple -- to hand over information about all the mergers and acquisitions that were too small to report over the past decade. In listener mail, we hear about Class Pass -- the decade's first "unicorn" -- and the fitness industry in general. Scott predicts that eventually India will ban Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/20·55m 7s

The Oscars' rebrand, Uber’s ‘yoga babble’ earnings call, and Friend of Pivot Andrew Ross Sorkin calls Instagram the 'Super App'

Kara and Scott talk about The Oscar's and how the award is being rebranded. They discuss Uber's most recent earnings call and whether or not they'll actually be profitable next year. Kara thinks that while the January jobs report showed employment is up, it is a poor marker of success because of wage stagnation. In Friends of Pivot, New York Times columnist and Squawk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin calls in for a conversation about Instagram, e-commerce and news models of monetizing content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/20·43m 14s

Tech meltdown in Iowa, Sheryl Sandberg’s engagement (Kara and Scott debate), One Medical and US healthcare disruption and a Tesla prediction

Kara and Scott talk about technical difficulties at the Iowa caucuses. They disagree about whether Sheryl Sandberg's engagement announcement was a PR stunt or a personal moment. In listener mail they answer a question about One Medical's IPO and other concierge care companies poised to disrupt healthcare. Kara's win is Spotify acquiring The Ringer. Scott's fail is Casper's IPO. In predictions, Scott thinks that in 2-5 years Tesla will come out with its own cryptocurrency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/20·49m 25s

IBM leadership shuffle, Amazon earnings, plus "Friend of Pivot” Jon Lovett pops in from Iowa to talk Trump’s inevitable ad operation

Kara and Scott talk about IBM's new CEO as the company struggles to keep up with cloud computing. They also discuss Zuckerberg's "new approach to social media", and breakdown Amazon's major earnings. In "Friends of Pivot" Jon Lovett, host of the Crooked Media podcast "Lovett or Leave It" says we should be prepared for the Trump campaign's major ad push. In wins and fails, Kara remembers Leila Janah an entrepreneur who focused on creating jobs in the world's poorest communities; she passed away this week at the age of 37. Scott's win is the halftime show at the Superbowl (although his kids would say his dancing is a FAIL). We end the show by questioning Jeff Bezos' dating choices after his girlfriend's brother sues him for defamation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/20·42m 56s

US budget deficit will hit $1-trillion; AAPL, MSFT, GOOGL, AMZN, FB earnings breakdown; and Britain sides with China on Huawei

Kara and Scott talk about the Congressional Budget Office projecting that the U.S. budget deficit will pass the $1 trillion threshold in 2020. They also get into tech earnings, who did well last quarter, and what we can expect going forward. In listener mail, Kara and Scott talk about Huawei Britain defying Trump's plea to ban their plans for 5G expansion. Kara's win is Michael Bloomberg's ad campaign. Her fail is Facebook's oversight board running late (and not asking her to be a member). Scott's win was media outlets who highlighted Holocaust Remembrance Day. His fail was Chipotle violating child labor laws. And Scott predicts that Uber will spinoff "Uber Eats". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/20·48m 1s

Kara’s back in action; a listener question on WeWork’s impact on co-working companies, and a pop culture quiz

Kara and Scott talk about the spread of coronavirus and how it is affecting China. They discuss how the story of Kobe Bryant's tragic death played out on Twitter. Also, YouTube is now having their moderators sign a release acknowledging they could get PTSD from doing the work... Kara has thoughts. In listener mail, we get a question about players in the co-working space and how they are strategizing after the fall of weWork. It's definitely a FAIL that Kara did not get invited to Jeff Bezos' mansion party. In wins, Scott remembers Clayton Christensen. PLUS: Brooke Hammerling -- writer of the newsletter " Pop Culture Mondays" joins Kara and Scott for a special segment on the biggest pop culture moments of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/20·40m 38s

Bezos vs. the world, retail in India and Scott’s earnings predictions

Scott co-hosts with Erica Anderson (Pivot's indomitable Executive Producer!) and they talk about the Saudi's hacking Jeff Bezos' phone. They talk about how Amazon has the power of its own nation and the implications of that. They talk Apple encryption part II, after a Reuters story revealed that the company had ended its plan to encrypt the iCloud at the request of the FBI. In listener mail, a former NYU student wants to know how Jeff Bezos' promised $1 billion investment in India will affect the country. Britain's new policy to protect minor's data is a win. Netflix admitting that Disney+ is cut into their subscriber growth is a fail. Scott predicts Uber is going to show poor earnings next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/20·46m 46s

Trillion dollar companies and tax season; how the “Black List” shapes Hollywood’s big business… and is podcasting coming for radio dollars?

Kara talk about Google becoming the world's fourth trillion-dollar company ... and who is actually paying taxes on all of it? They discuss world leaders congregating at Davos. Donald Trump will be speaking as the Senate impeachment trial starts. In Friend of Pivot, Executive Producer and founder of "The Black List", Franklin Leonard says that with the influx of big tech companies producing films there is greater opportunity for a "full embrace of the country's diversity", even though the Oscars did not reflect those stories. In wins and fails, Kara disagrees with Scott on holding Sheryl Sandberg accountable for Mark Zuckerberg's failures at Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/20·42m 9s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/20·45m 11s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/20·40m 12s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/20·45m 29s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/20·30m 48s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/20·51m 18s

"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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/19·52m 17s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/19·45m 33s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/19·44m 27s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/19·51m 3s

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/19·47m 20s

CEO’s are out (literally), France's "digital service tax” is in, and 'innovator privilege’

Kara and Scott talk about leaderships shifts at Google -- Larry and Sergey are out and Sundar Pichai is in. In Friend of Pivot we hear from French lawyer, Dan Shefet about France's newly approved "digital service tax". Also, Pelosi announced that Section 230 won't carry over into trade deals with Mexico and Canada. Kamala Harris is the winner this week -- she may not be president in 2020, but Scott's predicting she'll be someone's VEEP. In fails Scott rants about Elon Musk and his defense of a defamation case in which he called someone a "pedo guy". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/19·41m 43s

Dorsey moves to Africa and streaming platforms trump movie theaters

Welcome to Pivot 2x! Our first twice weekly episode. Kara and Scott talk about the future of Twitter as Jack Dorsey announces he's off to live in Africa. They discuss the streaming wars and how movies fared on on platform versus in movie theaters. In listener mail they talk about the failures of logistics companies (specifically FedEx). Prediction: Twitter loses value next year and an activist investor steps in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/19·37m 6s

London gives Uber the boot, the billionaire's 2020 strategy, and streaming wars continue

Kara and Scott talk about Uber getting kicked out of its biggest EU market, London. They parse out the ad, media and digital strategy of Michael Bloomberg in his quest for the White House. In Friend of Pivot, Kara and Scott have different takes on Google's recent firings of 4 employee labor organizers. In wins, Pivot welcomes Sacha Baron Cohen to the resistance for his speech about regulating social media platforms. Kara thinks Mark Zuckerberg failed this year in his "personal challenge" to have a series of public conversations about the future of tech -- of the 9 people he interviewed, 8 were men and they were all white. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/19·44m 31s

Trump lies about Apple, HBOMax fumbles its brand, Juul gets sued

Kara and Scott talk about how Apple CEO Tim Cook, let Trump get away with lying about being responsible for building a 2013 factory. They also talk about how a Facebook executive says the company wants the government to regulate political ads. Also, Scott thinks HBO Max is making a big mistake by diluting its brand and bundling non-prestige television. Friend of Pivot, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, the host of Reset comes on the show to ask Kara and Scott about "sharenting" and how they decide to share pictures of their kids. (You can hear the full episode on 11/26). Kara has strong feelings about Juul. The e-cigarette company is getting sued by California and New York for allegedly marketing their tobacco products to teens. Scott's win is Ambassador Marie Yavonavitch. While Kara's win is COTY buying Kylie Jenner's cosmetics company for $600-million. In predictions Scott says get used to hearing more about Roku in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/19·50m 17s

Big Tech wants to be your wallet and your healthcare provider. What could go wrong?

Kara and Scott talk about all the Silicon Valley companies rolling out credit cards and checking accounts. Google is also partnering with a Catholic non-profit that has clinics and hospitals around the country. In that new project called 'Nightingale', Google will collect patient data in its cloud computing and use AI to give treatment recommendations. We're skeptical. In Listener Mail, Kara and Scott ask a question about the rivalry between Ali Baba and Amazon, as Ali Baba makes a secondary offering on the Hong Kong exchange.Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Uber, are both Kara and Scott's fail this week. He likened Saudi Arabia's murder of Jamaal Kashoggi to mistakes made with self-driving cars. Win is Disney+ (Scott's obsessed with the 'Mandalorian'). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/19·44m 55s

Twitter and the Saudis, Facebook’s 'Switcharoo', and the 2020 digital ads race

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/19·45m 48s

Twitter will stop running political ads ... your move, Facebook

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/19·43m 13s

The screw-up-billionaire, quantum computers, and the skewering of Zuckerberg

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/19·43m 31s

Mark Zuckerberg the free speech jester, and Marc Benioff the class traitor

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/19·59m 42s

LIVE at the Podcast Upfronts in NYC!

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/19·38m 1s

Going after venture capital culture and the unicorn industrial complex

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/19·43m 24s

Mark Zuckerberg’s leaky staff and the silver lining to WeWork’s downfall

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/19·46m 0s

LIVE from Toronto, Kara and Scott go international!

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/19·58m 31s

Uber is 'disruptive and drunk', weWork is 'just drunk', and Pivot turns 1!

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/19·46m 40s

'I love Amazon. Let's break it up'

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/19·28m 59s

LIVE! From the Lesbians Who Tech Summit

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/19·58m 6s

Is Uber super f*cked? Let’s ask “Super Pumped” author Mike Isaac

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/19·42m 39s

Peloton “sells happiness” and bedbugs take over Twitter

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/19·46m 23s

DoorDash is still stealing tips. And is Tesla for sale?

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/19·42m 53s

LIVE! From NYC it's Kara and Scott

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/19·1h 10m

Sharks, WeWork & Tumblr's tumble from grace

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/19·50m 25s

Hate on 8chan and why Scott's not quitting Equinox

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/19·39m 7s

Facebook wants to read your mind. What could possibly go wrong?

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/19·33m 15s

The Mueller hearing, Facebook's fine, and revisiting The Case of Al Franken

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/19·43m 16s

Peter Thiel is Pennywise, Trump's racist tweets, and Kara meets the Yang Gang

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/19·34m 7s

Epstein's Out, Rapinoe's In, Plus a Social Media-Less Summit

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/19·33m 50s

Fish and Chips and Biden and Harris and Reddit and Twitter

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/19·43m 2s

TikTok, Time's Up on Facebook's Content Moderation Sites

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/19·31m 59s

Facebook's New Money and Slack's New Valuation

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/19·36m 20s

Pivot LIVE! From the 2019 Code Conference

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/19·39m 56s

The FTC and DOJ are Stayin' Alive, and YouTube backtracks on bigotry

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/19·34m 7s

Deepfake takedowns, white supremacy on Twitter, and the companies boycotting anti-abortion states

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/19·36m 35s

Medium's "Shampoo Effect," and Tesla, coming undone?

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/19·40m 5s

Alabama's big fail, Uber's disastrous IPO, and the Facebook breakup debate

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/19·40m 28s

Chris Hughes' Case Against Facebook, Strikes on IPO Week, GoT vs Avengers

"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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/19·34m 59s

Facebook's privacy fakeout, WeWork's reckless IPO, and Reagan the welfare queen

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/19·37m 10s

The FTC & the "Algebra of Deterrence"

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/19·31m 47s

Uber's IPO and, more importantly, Game of Thrones

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/19·40m 49s

Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington ... again

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/19·38m 32s

"It's not a meritocracy, it's a mirror-tocracy"

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/19·36m 16s

Will the rising tide of ride sharing Lyft all boats?

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/19·36m 26s

Does social media cause terrorism?

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/19·31m 15s

LIVE! From SXSW it's Kara and Scott

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/19·51m 27s

Facebook says it’s all about privacy now. OK, sure.

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/19·36m 22s

News flash: Facebook’s contractors are people

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/19·43m 13s

DC is old news. “The universe revolves around Silicon Valley”

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/19·39m 46s

Hot Take: Amazon HQ2 breaks up with NYC

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/19·9m 49s

Is this the year big tech gets regulated? (Probably not.)

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/19·32m 51s

Hot Take: Scott Galloway on Bezos vs. AMI [BOOM!]

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/19·4m 52s

Happy(ish) birthday, Facebook.

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/19·40m 14s

Cook vs. Zuckerberg vs. consumer privacy

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/19·35m 26s

MAGA teens, Fyre Fest and Twitter wars

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/19·39m 39s

"Woke" is the 2019 business strategy

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/19·41m 16s

Tech addiction and how it might be ruining Gen Z

Scott brings on a guest-host, his NYU colleague and bestselling author Jonathan Haidt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/19·39m 16s

Why the “Fakakta Shutdown” is slowing tech regulation even further

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/19·45m 29s

2018's biggest stories and 2019 predictions

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/18·34m 37s

Facebook’s latest scandal and the "tyranny of technology"

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/18·28m 29s

Google doesn't make iPhones, and other things Congress learned this week

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/18·31m 29s

The U.K. piles on Facebook

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/18·32m 13s

Microsoft is more valuable than Apple again. Why?

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/18·35m 40s

It's time for Facebook's board to step up

Kara and Scott talk about how Facebook's C-suite has responded to reports of mismanagement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/18·26m 57s

Facebook's dirty tricks

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/18·37m 19s

Amazon’s HQ2 was a con, not a contest

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/18·26m 50s

Sexual harassment at Google, nasty YouTube comments and Beto O'Rourke

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/18·35m 9s

Tim Cook’s 'data industrial complex,' Uber’s IPO and Saudi money

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/18·28m 39s

Saudi money, Facebook’s fib and Amazon HQ2

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/18·23m 5s

Google's data breach, Facebook Portal, and Taylor Swift

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/18·32m 28s

Facebook's data breach, Elon vs. SEC and the Kavanaugh hearings

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/18·24m 39s

Instagram co-founders, "tech bias" and why Amazon will buy Snapchat

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/18·25m 30s

Kara and Scott explain what happens on Pivot

Subscribe to Pivot on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/18·2m 38s

What comes next after #TooEmbarrassed ends?

Two and a half years ago, we launched Too Embarrassed to Ask. And now, having answered your questions about everything from Snapchat to Juicero to tech addiction, it’s time to goodbye ... or maybe Goode-bye? This week, Recode’s Kara Swisher reunites with her longtime co-host Lauren Goode (now a senior writer at Wired) for one final show and one final “hashtag money.” They talk about wearables, podcasts, Phoebe’s twin sister on “Friends,” Facebook’s year of scandals and — of course — their cats. Give it a listen and stay tuned for a new Kara Swisher podcast, coming this fall. If you subscribe to Too Embarrassed to Ask now, make sure to stay subscribed; you’ll automatically get the first episodes of Kara’s new show once it’s ready.
03/08/18·43m 25s

Should you quit social media?

Microsoft Research scientist Jaron Lanier talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now." He explains why those who have the opportunity to quit platforms like Facebook and Twitter should do so, comparing the problem to past crusades against “mass addictions” like smoking or drunk driving. Lanier also talks about the future of virtual reality, a field in which he helped drive interest in the 1990s.
27/07/18·45m 6s

Why do people think their phones are spying on them?

Northeastern University assistant professors Dave Choffnes and Christo Wilson talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their recent year-long investigation into a popular online conspiracy theory: Smartphones are secretly turning on their microphones to record conversations and serve us more targeted ads. Choffnes and Wilson say that although there have been a small number of apps that have surveilled users, they tested 17,000 of the most popular apps on Android and found that this doesn't happen; in fact, it doesn't need to. Although the theory may sound plausible, we provide a vast amount of information about ourselves through other means that can explain ads that feel eerily well-targeted to our lives. The researchers also explain some of the steps consumers can take to reduce these more mundane privacy violations and how app developers have reacted since their study was released.
20/07/18·28m 29s

How do you get over burnout? Ask Kobe Bryant for help.

House of Highlights creator Omar Raja talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how he built his sports-focused Instagram account into a social media juggernaut. Today, it's owned by Bleacher Report and has nearly 10 million followers. Raja hasn't taken a day off in four years; however, the fame of the account has connected him with basketball stars like Kobe Bryant, who earlier this year gave Raja a personal pep talk and cured a growing sense of burnout. He also talks about how he decides what to feature on Instagram, why House of Highlights is expanding into YouTube and Twitter accounts and how it's making money on all of these platforms without looking like a sell-out in the eyes of its young fanbase.
13/07/18·45m 29s
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