Pivot
Pivot
New York Magazine
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.
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27
1 hr 6 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24
1 hr 8 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20
1 hr 11 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17
58 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13
51 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10
1 hr 5 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 6
53 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 3
50 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30
54 min
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27
1 hr 6 min
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