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Jan. 27, 2023

BuzzFeed Employs AI, Tesla Stock Goes Wild, Salesforce Is Challenged

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) BuzzFeed creating content with AI 2) The tech industry's destiny to suffer alone in this economic drawback 3) Tesla stock's wild ri...

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Jan. 25, 2023

Is ChatGPT A Step Toward Human-Level AI? — With Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun is the chief AI scientist at Meta, a professor of computer science at NYU, and a pioneer of deep learning. He joins Big Technology Podcast to put Generative AI in context, discussing whether ChatGPT and the like ar...

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Jan. 20, 2023

Google Layoffs, Netflix, and Davos

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) Google Layoffs 2) Netflix's prospects and leadership change 3) Davos pros and cons 4) Media layoffs 5) Robinhood's new financial pu...

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Jan. 18, 2023

Amazon's Identity Crisis — With Todd Bishop

Todd Bishop is the co-founder of Geekwire, a tech news site based in Seattle. Bishop joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss how Amazon will navigate its new dedication to efficiency without losing its inventive spirit. Can '...

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Jan. 13, 2023

New Era Of Tech Accountability? + The Impending AI Ethics War

Ranjan Roy of Margins joins us for another Big Technology Podcast: Friday Edition covering the week's news. This week, we check in on the following stories: 1) JPMorgan's failed acquisition of Frank, a college financial plann...

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Jan. 11, 2023

Crypto After FTX — With Kate Rooney

Kate Rooney is a star reporter at CNBC who covers crypto. She's reported deeply on crypto exchange FTX's collapse and spent time with its disgraced ex-CEO — Sam Bankman-Fried — in the Bahamas. Rooney joins Big Technology Podc...

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Jan. 6, 2023

The Fed's PR Blitz + SBF And The Media — With Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy of Margins joins Big Technology Podcast for a new Friday series that will recap the week's business and tech news. We'll post a new show every Friday afternoon featuring a recap of the week's big tech and business …

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Jan. 4, 2023

Tech’s Frothy Days Are Over. Now What? — With Eliot Brown

Eliot Brown is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of The Cult of We. Brown joins us to check in on how the tech industry is adapting after years of zero-interest-rate-driven froth fades away. Tune in for …

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Dec. 28, 2022

Encryption's Push To Go Mainstream — With Andy Yen

Andy Yen is the CEO of Proton, the maker of encrypted email service ProtonMail. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss the merits of encryption, why his service has doubled over the past two years, and whether it’s someth...

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Dec. 21, 2022

2022 In Review, 2023 Predictions — With Casey Newton

Casey Newton is the editor of Platformer and co-host of Hard Fork. He joins Big Technology Podcast to keep up an annual tradition of looking back on the year that was, and looking ahead to the year that will be. …

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Dec. 14, 2022

Does It Get Even Worse for Tech in 2023? — With Stephanie Link

Stephanie Link is the chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower Advisors. She is also a senior CNBC contributor. Link joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss whether a tougher year awaits the tech industr...

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Dec. 7, 2022

How ChatGPT Changes Tech + The End of Remote Work? — With Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie is the CEO of Box. He joins Big Technology Podcast to weigh in on all the big tech headlines: ChatGPT's emergence, Elon Musk's handling of Twitter, the future of Web3 following FTX, and the shakeup at Salesforce. ...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Actually, The Metaverse Is An Enterprise Thing — With Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson is the CEO of Magic Leap. The company makes augmented reality technology and is now focused entirely on enterprise use cases after building for consumers for years. Johnson joins Big Technology Podcast to discus...

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Nov. 23, 2022

Is A Healing Supply Chain Fixing Our Economy? — With Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen is the Founder and Co-CEO of Flexport, a supply chain technology company. He joins Big Technology Podcast to talk about how the supply chain is rounding into shape and whether that will help cure our inflation p...

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Nov. 16, 2022

Venture Capital's FTX Mistake, Elon's Twitter Plan, Investing in Labo…

Roy Bahat is the head of Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital firm that invests in companies building the future of work. Bahat joins Big Technology Podcast to explain why he — a VC — is investing in labor-organizing technology....

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Nov. 9, 2022

How YouTube Shorts Picks Winners — With Todd Sherman

Todd Sherman is the product lead for YouTube Shorts. He's also a former group product manager at Twitter and Snap. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a discussion about YouTube's plans for Shorts, how the product works, and ...

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Nov. 6, 2022

The U.S. And Tech After The Midterms — With Marshall Kosloff and Saag…

Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff host The Realignment, a terrific podcast about politics and policy. They join Big Technology Podcast for a bonus episode ahead of the U.S. midterms, breaking down how they expect the voting ...

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Nov. 4, 2022

Out At Twitter — With Simon Balmain

Simon Balmain was laid off by Twitter today. A former Twitter senior community manager, Balmain takes us through the last few weeks at the company, describing the atmosphere, employee reactions to the layoffs, and whether the...

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Nov. 2, 2022

Merits Of Metaverse + Big Tech Wipeout — With Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson is president and portfolio manager at EMJ Capital. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss Big Tech's terrible week on the public markets, with a focus on Meta, which is now down 71% on the year. We also …

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Oct. 26, 2022

How Figma Caught Adobe By Surprise — With Carmel DeAmicis

Carmel DeAmicis was the 20th employee at Figma, a startup that Adobe just acquired for $20 billion. A former journalist and editor at Figma, DeAmicis saw the company rise under the nose of Adobe — the giant in the space …

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Oct. 19, 2022

What Is Consciousness And Can Machines Achieve It — With Anil Seth

Anil Seth is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex and author of Being You. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a discussion of AI sentience grounded in science and research. In t...

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Oct. 12, 2022

Will The Fed Blink And Save Tech — With Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy is the co-author of Margins, a Substack newsletter about the financial markets. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a conversation about the Federal Reserve's steep interest rate raises, how they've harmed tech val...

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Oct. 5, 2022

Inside Facebook's Plan To Fend Off TikTok — With Tom Alison

Tom Alison is the head of the Facebook app at Meta. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a discussion about the company's plan to compete with TikTok and appeal to younger users. Join us for a conversation about the Facebook …

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Oct. 3, 2022

Meta's Stock Decline, TikTok's Power, and Funding Transparency — With…

Frances Haugen is an ex-Facebook employee who shared thousands of internal documents with journalists in 2021 that revealed much about the company's decision-making and values. Haugen joins Big Technology Podcast for a live c...

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