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Jon Fortt co-anchors Squawk Alley on CNBC, and has covered technology and innovation for more than 15 years. Fortt Knox brings you rich ideas and powerful people. Guests include Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Accenture CEO of North America Julie Sweet, Olympic champion Michael Phelps, and Broadway veteran Rory O’Malley (Hamilton, The Book of Mormon). Join Jon’s conversations with power brokers on how they made it, what they value, and what makes them tick.

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Jon Fortt co-anchors Squawk Alley on CNBC, and has covered technology and innovation for more than 15 years. Fortt Knox brings you rich ideas and powerful people. Guests include Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Accenture CEO of North America Julie Sweet, Olympic champion Michael Phelps, and Broadway veteran Rory O’Malley (Hamilton, The Book of Mormon). Join Jon’s conversations with power brokers on how they made it, what they value, and what makes them tick.

    146 - AWS CEO Andy Jassy on JEDI, the Cloud's Future and More

    146 - AWS CEO Andy Jassy on JEDI, the Cloud's Future and More

    In the late 1990s, Andy Jassy pitched a wild idea to his boss and mentor, Jeff Bezos: What if Amazon developed another business, delivering computing power and storage . 
    Two decades later, it stands as Amazon’s most profitable division – one that Jassy continues to lead as CEO of Amazon Web Services. I sat down with Jassy in a broadcast exclusive at the company’s annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas to talk about Amazon’s lead in the cloud today, the controversy surrounding the Pentagon’s awarding of the highly sought-after JEDI contract to Microsoft (and Amazon’s lawsuit in response), the lessons learned from the company’s failed HQ2 attempt in New York City and more.

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    • 45 min
    145 - Trump and Apple’s CEO Talk Business in Texas

    145 - Trump and Apple’s CEO Talk Business in Texas

    A walk to remember. Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump in Texas this week, and it’s a high stakes photo op. They’re at the factory in Austin Texas where Apple’s Mac Pro computer is assembled.  
    Cook no doubt wants to make it hard for the president to put tariffs on Mac Pro components. Cook has said unless they continue to be exempt from tariffs, he’ll have to move manufacturing completely to China. 
    The president wants to push Apple and U.S. CEOs more broadly to manufacture here instead of in China.  
    But I think this whole scene is a bit of a sham. I’ll tell you why. 
    Joining me this week, Ina Fried, chief tech correspondent at Axios. 
    We’ve got more than Trump and Cook, we’ve got Disney Plus hacking, Microsoft teaming up on Slack, and more.  
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    • 29 min
    144 - A Fresh Look at Design: Melanie Perkins, co-founder and CEO of Canva

    144 - A Fresh Look at Design: Melanie Perkins, co-founder and CEO of Canva

    I was on the road this week, doing a little tour of California. Three cities in three days. San Francisco Monday, L.A. Tuesday, San Diego Wednesday. Adobe’s MAX conference was this week in LA, where the creative software giant unveils its latest features.  
    Well, everybody’s got challengers, and one of Adobe’s is a startup called Canva. Canva has emerged to help regular folks add high-end creative flair to their presentations. Even better, it was founded by a young woman in Australia who was looking for a way to make yearbooks in the digital era. It turned into something much bigger than she envisioned. I sat down with Melanie Perkins at the New York Stock Exchange recently to talk about how how her design project turned into a profitable, venture-backed brand that’s earned praise from legendary tech watcher and investor Mary Meeker among others.  
    This week, my one-on-one with the co-founder and CEO of Canva, Melanie Perkins.  
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    • 19 min
    143 - Microsoft JEDI: The Empire Strikes Back; with Morgan Brennan

    143 - Microsoft JEDI: The Empire Strikes Back; with Morgan Brennan

    It's the biggest single cloud contract … possibly ever. Definitely the most talked about. The Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract. JEDI, going to: Microsoft late last week. The Empire Strikes Back. 
    The JEDI contract is worth up to 10 billion dollars over 10 years, but just as valuable as the money: It's worth bragging rights and street cred. This was supposed to be Amazon's contract to lose. Amazon practically invented enterprise cloud computing 14 years ago with AWS. When the Pentagon put out the requirements for the contract a year and a half ago, some competitors cried foul that it was too tailored to Amazon. 
    Is this a game changer in the cloud wars? 
    With me this week, co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Alley, Morgan Brennan. 
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    • 25 min
    142 - Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington: with John Stanton and Farhad Manjoo

    142 - Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington: with John Stanton and Farhad Manjoo

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington this week arguing for Libra, the digital currency his company created and wants to build around. This after he last week made the case in front of an audience at Georgetown University that Facebook’s future, its past, its reason for being are all tied up in free speech.
    With me this week for another bite out of this Facebook and free speech debate: John Stanton, the cofounder of the Save Journalism Project, and Farhad Manjoo, columnist for the New York Times.
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    • 26 min
    141 - Tech's Free Speech Challenge

    141 - Tech's Free Speech Challenge

    Tech just can’t get away from politics.  
    Senator Elizabeth Warren has a bone to pick with Facebook. Mainly its standards for political ads. After Facebook refused to take down a Trump Campaign ad that accused former vice president Joe Biden of wrongdoing connected to his son Hunter’s work in Ukraine, Warren fired back. She posted her own Facebook ad that started with a false claim that Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg have endorsed Trump for re-election.  
    A little farther afield, Activision Blizzard is caught out in the storm of controversy around Hong Kong. Chung Ng Wai, a Hearthstone player, was removed from a tournament, denied prize money and banned for a year for saying in a post-game interview, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!” ATVI has since softened a little, saying they’ll let him have his 10,000 dollars prize money and ban him for just six months.  
    With me this week to talk free speech and more: from LA, Mike Jackson is CEO and principal at Motus One and founder of 2050 Marketing. Here in New York, Nilay Patel is editor in chief of The Verge.  
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    • 26 min

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