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Every Tuesday and Friday, tech journalist 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, tech journalist 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.

    Meta Shakes Off the FTC, and AAG Jonathan Kanter takes on Google

    Meta Shakes Off the FTC, and AAG Jonathan Kanter takes on Google

    The Fed eases up on the brakes, Elon Musk looks for new ways to monetize Twitter, and Snap has another rough quarter. Also: Meta may have prevailed in a fight with the FTC. Today’s Friend of Pivot is Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the DOJ. He stops by to discuss Google, antitrust, and his agency's fight against monopolies.
    Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Sick Day! Tinder Changed the Game - from Land of the Giants: Dating Games

    Sick Day! Tinder Changed the Game - from Land of the Giants: Dating Games

    Today Kara’s out sick and we’re sharing an episode of Land of the Giants.
    When Tinder launched in 2012, it changed dating culture and our expectations around dating forever by leveraging the iPhone and gamifying the dating experience. But did the rise of dating apps make finding romance easier or harder, and what are the consequences of playing a game that never ends?
    Subscribe to Land of the Giants to get new episodes every Wednesday. If you miss Scott and Kara you can hear them on their other podcasts. Check out Scott’s recent Prof G episode on the markets. And listen to an episode of On with Kara Swisher where Nayeema grills Kara about her looong relationship grilling Mark Zuckerberg on Apple or Spotify.
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    • 38 min
    Trump is Back on Meta, The DOJ Sues Google, and No More Murdoch Merger

    Trump is Back on Meta, The DOJ Sues Google, and No More Murdoch Merger

    Kara and Scott discuss the Bad Blood between the Senate Judiciary Committee and Live Nation, Walmart giving workers a raise, and the cancelled Murdoch merger of Fox and News Corp. Also, will you see more covfefe in your feeds? Trump is back on Facebook and Instagram. Plus, the DOJ is suing Google over its dominance in digital advertising: what took them so long?
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    • 51 min
    Netflix Shakeup, More Tech Layoffs, and Guest Cory Doctorow

    Netflix Shakeup, More Tech Layoffs, and Guest Cory Doctorow

    Biden will get a new Chief of Staff, the U.S. Attorney has questions for Amazon, and Elon takes the stand. Over at Netflix: strong subscriber growth, and Reed Hastings is out as Co-CEO. And of course, more layoffs. Then we’re joined by Friend of Pivot Cory Doctorow on his new book, “Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back.”
    Cory is on Twitter at @doctorow and you can find his book here.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Microsoft's Hard Landing, Bitcoin Bounces Back, and Inside Twitter with Zoe Schiffer

    Microsoft's Hard Landing, Bitcoin Bounces Back, and Inside Twitter with Zoe Schiffer

    Kara and Scott discuss Microsoft layoffs, cryptocurrency’s surprising recovery, and Jacinda Ardern’s resignation. Plus, someone bought a Twitter bird statue for $100k, and it wasn’t Kara. Friend of Pivot Zoë Schiffer (@zoeschiffer) joins to discuss all of her recent Twitter reporting, including the work that went in to this week’s major New York Magazine story, which you can read here.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Live from London: Recession Calling?

    Live from London: Recession Calling?

    Kara and Scott visit London's "new Palo Alto" for a live discussion on Tim Cook's pay cut, Prince Harry's memoir "Spare," and what European regulation means for social media users. Also, banking's biggest Eeyore softens his predictions for a 2023 recession, while Britain takes another step towards Brexit.
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

DerekSmalls1984 ,

Split verdict

I find Scott’s takes on business and technology to be interesting and insightful, and I love his compassion and sense of humor. Kara seems to know a lot of business and tech CEOs, but I don’t find that impressive or interesting. She’s smart enough, though, to pick up on Scott’s takes and adopt them as her own and then declare herself “100% right.” If, like me, you find Scott to be more insightful, try his Prof G pod. Undiluted Scottness.

prm46902 ,

Ok I’m in

I was impressed by Kara initially and annoyed by Scott, but he’s grown on me and the pair works well. I learn a lot and actually enjoy Scott’s terrible jokes. He’s become more humble and it’s better.

soulrockerTLee ,

Dial it back, Kara

Just a little TOO MUCH on the constant INTERRUPTIONS of Scott. Let him (and your guests) speak. It’s not ALL about YOU. Alright?

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