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Pivot

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

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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Kirill Gafourov

Am I the only one thinking Kara turned into a democratic party' prostitute without any shame on herself? She offers zero tolerance to or discussion on any opposing political views? Such as her hypocrisy is so cynical it can easily beat her narcissism (and a lack of knowledge in any topic she brings up). All her guests are same Dem's "back" lickers just whining how bad the US is and that the only one person to blame for that is the president.

Aug 26th
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Mermadone

I keep trying to listen to this podcast thinking I'll get insightful tech industry market leading ideas.... instead I get far leftist political propaganda. Attention Scott, this program sucks without you. Someone send me a message when the brains gets back to thia podcast or it's a total waste of time.

Aug 24th
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Lee Winfield

where is Scott? It's starting to feel like he is not coming back.

Aug 20th
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km

"I'm not a UBI guy"???? why not wise guy?

Aug 14th
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Richard Côté

les filles vous êtes géniales!

Aug 7th
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Peter Worn

Anyone else getting terrible audio quality from this podcast last 2 eps?

Jul 25th
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Emmanuel Chukwu

Kara shows that she has a deep understanding of nuance until the subject is Facebook. Good episode overall

Jun 20th
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Venksh

very informative..

May 14th
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Maire Reier

K: "he (Hannity) has a haircut that is not totally unappealing to lesbians" omg 😂😂😂 thank you for laughter

Apr 4th
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Theresa Thompson

oh my gosh Kara! I just listened to the show, I love your son!! I needed that laugh I got listening to the food frying or water spraying or what ever it was in the background lol

Mar 28th
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Theresa Thompson

Kara has the same problem I have...family members who watch Fox News!! 😵

Mar 23rd
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km

#YangWasRight and #Yang2024

Mar 21st
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km

Why are you ignoring Andrew Yang?? Almost everything you spoke about here I know that YOU KNOW that Andrew is the #1 pick. You were just on Bill Maher with Andrew a couple days ago Kara - why no discussion? are you intentionally doing this?? And Scott, you are in just about 100% agreement with Yang, let's hear some stuff about him from you! #Yang2020 also, read his book.

Jan 21st
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km

Scott/Kara, less impeachment MORE Yang. Thx.

Dec 21st
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林致緯

Sometimes, there are no FACTS but PERSPECTIVES, how do you moderate perspectives?

Nov 9th
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km

Andrew Yang #HumanityFirst all the way to the White House. Scott and Kara aren't paying close enough attention. Klobuchar? Need I say more?

Oct 25th
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Mel Vis

I think the global community had the US's back for Afghanistan not Iraq.

Sep 8th
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Tania Denis

Yes! Please come to Toronto! #TorontoLovesYou! We'll give you sativas!

Sep 4th
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km

Elizabeth Warren seems only to be winning in the main stream media bubble. Her supporter demographics are also quite narrow. By several web-based metrics it would appear that Andrew Yang is the candidate most poised to win the election (which will be easier than him first winning the nomination). Also, Warren's recent dismissal of automation being a major cause for economic disruption is baffling. What say you Scott+Kara? #Yang2020 #HumanityFirst

Aug 30th
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Bobo Momo

love! love you bitches!

Aug 21st
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