Everything that matters in tech, every week. Protocol's reporters discuss the important stories, interview the important people, and help you understand how the world is changing.
IPOs for everyone, and how remote work changes companies
This week: Shakeel Hashim on Airbnb, Affirm, Roblox and Wish going public, and Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra on how he changed his company, and its product, to better support remote work.
The privacy fight comes to work
This week: Shakeel Hashim on DoorDash and vaping Xboxes; Biz Carson on the boom in video apps; and Rippling’s Vanessa Wu on the complicated future of employee data, work-life balance and privacy in the office.
Election 2020: Platforms survive, right to repair wins
This week: Emily Birnbaum and Issie Lapowsky on how Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms fared during the never-ending Election Day, and iFixit’s Kyle Wiens on the right-to-repair movement’s big win in Massachusetts.
How tech can win the election
It’s election week, so we’re mostly talking about the election. First, Emily Birnbaum comes on to talk about the narratives and stories that matter this week, and the ones that don’t. Then, Biz Carson comes on to talk about the slow, cautious office reopenings happening all over San Francisco. And finally, investor and advisor Bradley Tusk comes on to talk about what the election means for the tech industry, what he’s been telling clients and LPs, and where the industry goes from here no matter who wins on Tuesday.
Mozilla's plan to fix social media (at least until Election Day)
This week: Janko Roettgers talks about Quibi’s too-short life and death, Emily Birnbaum dissects the Google antitrust lawsuit, and Mozilla’s Ashley Boyd explains how this election changed the internet, and how the internet needs to do better.
Zoom school, banned links and the future of Tumblr
This week: Biz Carson on the (maybe) death of the pitch deck, a new idea about virtual learning and what’s happening with TikTok; Issie Lapowsky on Facebook’s and Twitter’s content policies; and Tumblr CEO Jeff D’Onofrio on the future of Tumblr and social media in general.
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