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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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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.

    The crypto-surge, Bernie Madoff's dark legacy, and a question on Russia slowing Twitter

    The crypto-surge, Bernie Madoff's dark legacy, and a question on Russia slowing Twitter

    Kara and Scott talk about the Coinbase IPO and the surge for Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other currencies. They also discuss the legacy financial Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff, who died in prison this week. We have a pop-in from Friend of Pivot Andrew Ross Sorkin on his interviews with the late Madoff. In listener mail, we get a question about Russia's decision to slow down Twitter. Scott has predictions on Alibaba stock and the future of cryptocurrencies.
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    • 49 min
    Amazon union defeat, Alibaba’s antitrust fine, and Walter Isaacson on CRISPR

    Amazon union defeat, Alibaba’s antitrust fine, and Walter Isaacson on CRISPR

    Kara and Scott talk about the failure to form a union at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama; this was the biggest unionization effort in the company's history. They also discuss China's antitrust fine against the e-commerce giant Alibaba, and how the company is actually benefitting. In Friend of Pivot, we are joined by best-selling author Walter Isaacson to talk about his new book The Code Breaker.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Twitch's new guidelines, YouTube's video violations, and a prediction on LG's handset company

    Twitch's new guidelines, YouTube's video violations, and a prediction on LG's handset company

    Kara and Scott talk about Amazon's live-streaming service Twitch's new guidelines to keep hate speech and other forms of violence off their platform. They also discuss YouTube's new metric for showing how many videos are viewed before they are removed for violating the company's user guidelines. In listener mail, we get a question about the future of marijuana stocks. Scott has a prediction for who will acquire LG's handset company.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Global corporate tax, Facebook's data breach and a Friend of Pivot on "cancel culture"

    Global corporate tax, Facebook's data breach and a Friend of Pivot on "cancel culture"

    Kara and Scott discuss Janet Yellen's call for a global corporate tax and what that would mean for corporations. They also discuss a new report saying that Facebook leaked millions of users' personal information. Then we're joined by Columbia Professor, John McWhorter, to discuss the line between cancel culture and accountability,
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Big Tech military contracts, Compass's IPO, and President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan

    Big Tech military contracts, Compass's IPO, and President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan

    In this episode of Pivot, Kara and Scott talk about Big Tech getting involved in military matters, and how their employees are responding. They also discuss whether Compass really counts as real estate tech, and fawn over President Biden's $2 trillion dollar infrastructure plan. Also, Kara plays a little April Fools joke on Scott, and spoiler alert—it works.
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    • 53 min
    Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezos's Twitter fingers, and Big Tech in Congress (again)

    Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezos's Twitter fingers, and Big Tech in Congress (again)

    This week, Kara and Scott chat about the Wall Street Journal's deep dive on Tony Hsieh, Jeff Bezo's twitter fingers, and the future of unions. Then, Friend of Pivot Zephyr Teachout joins us to talk about Cuomo Corruption and how monopoly power is "white power."
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    • 58 min

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