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Aug 07, 2020 46 min

Disney+ pioneers at-home movie premieres and Facebook signs a lease in Manhattan, with guest host Stephanie Ruhle

Kara and guest host MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle talk about Disney launching its first big budget movie release for rent on their streaming app. They also discuss Facebook inking a new lease in midtown Manhattan and what that means for New York City's recovery after the pandemic. We also hear listener mail response to Stephanie's question about what listeners are most anxious about during these times. And Stephanie has a prediction about the November elections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020 56 min

Guest host Stephanie Ruhle on TikTok ban, SpaceX splash down, and Friend of Pivot Rep. David Cicilline on antitrust hearings

Kara is joined by guest host MSNBC Live anchor Stephanie Ruhle to talk about Microsoft in talks to buy up TikTok after Trump threatens to ban the China-based app. They also discuss SpaceX's return to Earth and the future of private companies in space. They talk to Friend of Pivot Congressman David Cicilline, the Chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee about the historic big tech hearings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020 58 min

The surprises at Big Tech's antitrust hearing, Snap's first diversity report, and a scary prediction for parents of college students

Kara and Scott talk about the winners and losers from Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing in Congress and answer listener questions about what the US government might do next. They also discuss Snap's first diversity report, why MacKenzie Scott (née Bezos) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal won the week, and the most important news of late — Taylor Swift's new album, Folklore. Scott predicts that colleges are about to send a very important letter to parents — after cashing their tuition checks. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020 1 hr 4 min

Facebook’s “cultural crisis,” Mark Cuban on the NBA’s rebound, and Kara gets replaced by AI

Kara and Scott chat about the delay of the tech antitrust hearing, the "unprecedented culture crisis" at Facebook, and the think-tank financed by Big Tech that is schmoozing foreign regulators. Friend of Pivot Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, joins to talk about the return of professional basketball and why the NBA's "bubble" at Disney World is safer than the attempted comebacks of football and baseball; Cuban also discusses his Twitter battle with Ted Cruz, why he's optimistic about a COVID-19 vaccine, and why a new wave of legalized sports gambling is on the horizon. Also: What should Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have behind them when they testify, what should we take away from AOC's battle with Ted Yoho, and can an AI algorithm write better than Kara Swisher? Hey, listeners: We want your reactions to and questions about Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing. Send them in to [email protected] by Wednesday night, or tweet them @PivotSchooled. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020 1 hr 0 min

Previewing the Big Four's antitrust appearance, Twitter bans QAnon, and prediction on Tesla buying up companies

Kara and Scott look towards next week's historic antitrust hearings as the CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon all head to Washington for the first time. They also look at Twitter's decision to ban QAnon accounts and how other platforms should follow suit. In Listener Mail, we get a question about Uber offering its backend software to public transit systems and how that may give Uber outsized monopoly power. In predictions, Scott talks about Tesla's acquisition power in the coming months. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020 1 hr 5 min

Jack Ma bypasses NYSE, a Friend of Pivot on how the Lincoln Project is trolling Trump, and Netflix's earnings fail

Kara and Scott talk about billionaire Jack Ma taking his company Ant Group public in Hong Kong and Shanghai and what that means for the US stock market. They discuss the fall out from Twitter's biggest user hack in the company's history. In Friend of Pivot we hear from Rick Wilson, the co-founder of the Lincoln Project about his PAC's social media advertising strategy to take down Donald Trump. In wins they celebrate Congressman John Lewis. In fails, they discuss Netflix disappointing earnings and Kanye West's campaign rally. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020 55 min

NBC's streaming service launches without Roku or Amazon Fire TV, Apple wins a tax battle, and a prediction on Netflix earnings

Kara and Scott talk about the launch of NBC's new streaming service and why it isn't on major streaming devices. They also discuss Apple's big tax battle win in the European Union and what it may mean for upcoming antitrust hearings in the United States. In Listener Mail, Kara and Scott answer a question about what technology is having a positive impact on our psychology. In predictions, Kara foresees some new media collaborations and Scott thinks Netflix is going to have major earnings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020 1 hr 6 min

Google is the latest FAANG to invest in India, Facebook might ban political ads, and civil rights advocate Rashad Robinson on the ad boycott

Kara and Scott talk about Google's big investment in India; it's the latest big tech company to make big moves in the country this year. They also discuss Facebook possibly banning political ads, and why it's a cop-out. They go deeper on the issue with Friend of Pivot Rashad Robinson, the Executive Director of Color of Change, who has been meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg after helping to organize the July ad boycott of the platform. Kara's fail is Tucker Carlson's head writer getting caught publicly writing racist, sexist and homophobic comments on public forums. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020 56 min

Facebook fails a civil rights audit, college campuses will be "mini-Wuhans", and can the Trump admin ban TikTok?

Kara and Scott talk about an audit released about Facebook's lack of civil rights practices, the groups that have pushed them on moderating their platform, and Sheryl Sandberg's first public response. They also discuss the US' possible ban on TikTok, the China based social media app. In Listener Mail, we get a question about why colleges are not lowering tuition even though many will only be offering online courses in the fall. In predictions, Scott thinks Trumps visa ban on foreign students not enrolled in in-person schools will have economic repercussions. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020 1 hr 8 min

Uber buys Postmates, Taylor Lorenz talks Clubhouse, and Big Tech will testify in Congress — but Congress has already lost

Kara and Scott talk about Uber's acquisition of the food delivery company Postmates and what that means for the future of that market and the ride-hailing company. Also, they discuss the big four tech CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai all headed to congress as part of antitrust investigations. Then, we are joined by Friend of Pivot New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz who talks about Clubhouse and its toxic culture. In wins Scott celebrates the life of Ennio Morricone. Special thanks to Eric Johnson for his work on this episode. Get tickets for our upcoming livestream event series: PivotSchooled.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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