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Get smarter, faster on the most talked-about topics in tech, business and politics in just 10 minutes. Hosted by Axios' business editor, Dan Primack.
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Billionaires Battle Back

Billionaires Battle Back

2019-11-0800:11:56

Billionaires appear terrified of a Warren presidency — but the idea of taxing the rich isn’t new. Dan dives in to the politics of wealth taxes and the prospect of billionaire Mike Bloomberg joining the presidential field with Axios CEO Jim VandeHei. Plus: new troubles for the T-Mobile-Sprint merger and the real meaning of a life sentence.
The Fight Over TikTok

The Fight Over TikTok

2019-11-0700:12:36

Earlier this week, TikTok faced scrutiny in a congressional hearing and Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn called TikTok “China’s best detective” in a letter to its CEO. Dan digs in to TikTok and data privacy with Senator Blackburn. Plus: Facebook and Google consider new political ad rules and big money for former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
Private equity employs nearly 6% of all American workers, but the industry remains overwhelmingly white and male. Dan unpacks the private equity diversity problem with Kara Helander, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at The Carlyle Group. Plus: how American companies are trying to dodge China tariffs and the big tech company calling for facial recognition rules.
Dan discusses Senator Elizabeth Warren's proposal to fundamentally overhaul the health care system in America.  Plus: Apple steps up on affordable housing & private equity wants to buy the Knicks.
Twitter Pokes Facebook

Twitter Pokes Facebook

2019-10-3100:10:35

Yesterday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced it will no longer accept political advertising, just minutes before Facebook released its quarterly earnings report. Dan dives in with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried. Plus: new troubles for Boeing and the auto world’s latest mega-merger.
Parking garages aren’t just low-tech eyesores in American cities — they might even be urban America’s greatest real estate development opportunity. Dan chats with Axios Cities editor Kim Hart. Plus: why college athletes are about to get paid and the state of Halloween candy sales.
Uber Money

Uber Money

2019-10-2900:10:09

Yesterday, Uber announced a new division called Uber Money, to grow its financial services for both drivers and customers. Dan digs in with The Verge's senior transportation reporter, Andrew Hawkins. Plus: Google makes a play for Fitbit and Facebook employees fight back on political ads.
Return of the JEDI

Return of the JEDI

2019-10-2800:10:41

Microsoft has beat out Amazon for the Pentagon’s ten-year $10-billion dollar JEDI agreement to modernize the Defense Department’s cloud services. TechCrunch reporter Ron Miller joins Dan to unpack the contract. Plus: young Americans vs. capitalism and the e-commerce giant you probably haven’t heard of.
The United Auto Workers union votes on a tentative General Motors agreement today, which could end a nearly six-week strike. Dan dives in to the deal with Joann Muller, who writes the Axios Navigate newsletter. Plus: Facebook decides to share with publishers and the return of “Davos in the Desert.”
Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit today, amid controversy after Hillary Clinton and Brandi Carlile cancelled their appearances. In this special pop-up episode, Dan digs in with Fortune reporter and conference co-chair Michal Lev-Ram.
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