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Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comesRead more
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Best Episodes

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

Nov 27, 2020

" Saying “defund the police” is counter productive. Need more thoughtful marketing"

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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.Read more

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

Dec 15, 2020

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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 talkRead more

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

Feb 9, 2021

"It's not timing the market, it's time IN the market"

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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, ActingRead more

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

Oct 23, 2020

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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'sRead more

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

Oct 2, 2020

"It'll be 2022 before life is back to normal. "

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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, ScottRead more

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

Feb 16, 2021

"Opinions Evolve"

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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, theRead more

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

Sep 25, 2020

"Does Elon Musk make empty promises?"

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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 privacyRead more

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

Oct 13, 2020

"Confusing luck with talent "

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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. VisitRead more

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

Nov 20, 2020

"Kara Swisher on toxic charisma"

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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 shouldRead more

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

Jan 12, 2021

"Ted Cruz and Lindsay Graham are socialists, by definition."

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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 moreRead more
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