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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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Recent Episodes of Pivot


Are Elon’s Best Days Behind Him? | On With Kara Swisher

Are Elon’s Best Days Behind Him? | On With Kara Swisher

Pivot will be back on Friday! In the meantime, we're bringing you an episode of On With Kara Swisher, all about someone we just don't discuss enough – Elon Musk.

Kara has assembled a panel of experts, to get their take on all things Elon: Kirsten Grind from the New York Times, Becky Peterson from The Information, and Tim Higgins, Wall Street Journal columnist, and author of "Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century." The group talks Tesla, Twitter/X, SpaceX, and more.


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Episode 516 27 May 2024 56m and 36s


Scarlett vs. OpenAI, Nvidia's Numbers, and Guest Julia Angwin

Scarlett vs. OpenAI, Nvidia's Numbers, and Guest Julia Angwin

Kara and Scott discuss the Department of Justice's antitrust suit against Live Nation, News Corp's $250 million deal with OpenAI, and Nestle's new frozen food brand aimed at Ozempic users. Then, Scarlett Johansson alleges OpenAI copied her voice after she refused to license it to Sam Altman, though new reporting says a voice actress was hired months earlier. How does OpenAI move past these accusations, and regain trust? Plus, Nvidia shares blockbuster earnings, while Trump Media's numbers are lackluster. Finally, our Friend of Pivot is Julia Angwin, CEO and founder of Proof News, and a contributing opinion writer for the...

Episode 515 24 May 2024 1h, 7m and 34s


Market Milestone, Alito Flag Fail, and OpenAI Drama

Market Milestone, Alito Flag Fail, and OpenAI Drama

Kara and Scott discuss Disney character and parade performers voting to unionize, whether a global tax on billionaires could actually happen, and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's wife flying an upside-down American flag. Then, the Dow passes the 40,000 mark as other markets surge. But are meme stocks creating a little too much froth for investors? Plus, OpenAI deals with another high-profile departure over safety concerns.

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Episode 514 21 May 2024 55m and 22s


OpenAI's New Model, Presidential Debates, and EV Tariffs

OpenAI's New Model, Presidential Debates, and EV Tariffs

Kara and Scott discuss the Senate's new AI "Roadmap to Legislation," the Biden administration's tariffs on Chinese EVs, and Mark Zuckerberg's 40th birthday bash. Then OpenAI and Google reveal their latest AI models and features. Should we be worried about our AI future? Plus, President Biden and former President Trump are set to face off in two debates — Kara is excited and Scott has concerns. Finally, a listener mail question on setting kids up for the financial road ahead.

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Episode 513 17 May 2024 1h, 9m and 54s


Apple’s ChatGPT Deal, Uber Earnings, and Guest Adam Moss

Apple’s ChatGPT Deal, Uber Earnings, and Guest Adam Moss

Kara and Scott discuss Sony and Apollo Global wanting to break up Paramount, Apple apologizing after everyone hated the new iPad Pro ad, Melinda Gates resigning from the Gates Foundation, and new reporting that casts doubt on RFK Jr.’s VP pick. Then, earnings, earnings, earnings. What do Kara and Scott think of the latest numbers from Uber, Warner Bros and The New York Times? Plus, Apple has closed in on an agreement with OpenAI to use ChatGPT in iPhone operating systems. And, our Friend of Pivot Adam Moss joins us to discuss his new book, “The Work of Art...

Episode 512 14 May 2024 1h, 18m and 5s


TikTok Lawsuit, Reddit's Debut Earnings, and the 4-Day Work Week

TikTok Lawsuit, Reddit's Debut Earnings, and the 4-Day Work Week

Kara and Scott are live at the Finance Forward Conference in Hamburg, Germany! They discuss TikTok's lawsuit against the U.S. government, as well as the latest earnings from Reddit and Disney. Then, Microsoft and OpenAI launch a $2 million fund to counter election deepfakes. Will that amount of money do anything to move the needle? Plus, Germany is the latest country to test a four-day work week. Could that actually improve productivity?

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Episode 511 10 May 2024 1h, 1m and 29s


Non-Competes, Inflation, and Peloton

Non-Competes, Inflation, and Peloton

Kara and Scott take another look at non-compete agreements: where do they actually make sense? Plus, as the Fed holds interest rates steady, what factors are really affecting inflation? And, with another leadership shakeup at Peloton, can the pandemic-era fitness darling survive? All that and more, including what Big Tech regulation would do to stocks, and some positive thoughts for the rest of the year.

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Episode 510 7 May 2024 32m and 6s


Tesla Layoffs, Amazon Earnings, and Walmart Closes Health Centers

Tesla Layoffs, Amazon Earnings, and Walmart Closes Health Centers

Kara and Scott discuss Tesla laying off its Supercharger team, WeWork reaching a $450 million restructuring deal, and Dave & Buster's taking a gamble on betting. Then, what do Amazon's latest earnings mean for the company's AI plans? Plus, Walmart shuts down its health centers and CVS stocks take a major tumble. Is anyone doing healthcare right?

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Episode 509 3 May 2024 50m and 23s


Paramount CEO Ouster, Microsoft and Alphabet Earnings, and Guest Jan Sramek

Paramount CEO Ouster, Microsoft and Alphabet Earnings, and Guest Jan Sramek

Kara and Scott discuss the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the FTC accusing Amazon of using disappearing messaging apps to conceal potential evidence, and social media reacting to Gov. Kristi Noem's dog tale. Then, what Microsoft and Alphabet's latest earnings reveal about the Big Tech's AI race. Plus, Paramount's drama continues as CEO Bob Bakish steps down. Finally, our Friend of Pivot is California Forever CEO and Founder, Jan Sramek. Jan explains why he wants to build a new community in Solano County, California, and clears up some of the misconceptions.

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Episode 508 30 April 2024 1h, 17m and 1s


Kara's Ketamine Trip, Meta and Tesla Earnings, and the FTC Bans Non-Competes

Kara's Ketamine Trip, Meta and Tesla Earnings, and the FTC Bans Non-Competes

Kara and Scott discuss the campus protests, Harvey Weinstein’s conviction being overturned, and… Kara doing ketamine. Meta and Tesla’s Q1 earnings are out, and Scott’s got predictions on earnings to come. Plus, the FTC bans non-competes. Then, a listener question on what the TikTok ban means for the presidential election.

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Episode 507 26 April 2024 1h, 2m and 47s

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