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Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed Executive Editor of News
Jan 20, 2016 • 0 min
BuzzFeed’s Executive Editor of News Shani Hilton talks with Peter Kafka about running the “real” news division of the much-talked-about new media company. She also discusses whether millennials need special news.
Max Levchin, Affirm CEO
Jan 16, 2016 • 0 min
Affirm CEO and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin talks with Kara Swisher about being a serial entrepreneur and discovering more about himself in the process. He also discusses why startup founders and investors are increasingly flocking to finance, the…
Chris Altchek, Mic CEO
Jan 14, 2016 • 0 min
Mic CEO Chris Altchek talks with Peter Kafka about building a news site for millennials and why such a thing should exist in the first place. He explores the differences among newsreading generations and explains what Mic has learned from four years of…
Trae Vassallo and Michele Madansky, Co-Authors, “The Elephant in the Valley”
Jan 11, 2016 • 0 min
Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Trae Vassallo and former Yahoo exec Michele Madansky sit down with Kara Swisher to talk about “The Elephant in the Valley,” their new report on gender bias and harassment in tech. The report examines the…
Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures Partner
Jan 7, 2016 • 0 min
Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger talks with Peter Kafka about being an investor at a time of bubble anxiety and political debate about the trade-off between privacy and security. He argues that tech companies and the government should work…
Happy Re/New Year 2016; CES Preview
Jan 4, 2016 • 0 min
It’s an all-star lineup of reporters from Re/code and The Verge in this special episode, featuring Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode, Casey Newton and Noah Kulwin. The team discusses the top tech stories of 2015, including online harassment, Google’s…
Rufus Griscom, Heleo CEO
Dec 31, 2015 • 0 min
Heleo CEO Rufus Griscom talks with Peter Kafka about trying to build a “BuzzFeed for brains” that can distribute Big Ideas to the broader Internet. He also discusses the founding of his two previous startups, Nerve.com (which sold to IAC) and Babble…
Niccolo de Masi, Glu CEO; Top Gadgets of 2015
Dec 28, 2015 • 0 min
Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi talks with Kara Swisher about Glu’s hit games like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Katy Perry Pop, and what makes them different from earlier video games based on licensed intellectual property. He also handicaps the future of…
Ev Williams, Medium CEO
Dec 24, 2015 • 0 min
Medium CEO Ev Williams talks with Peter Kafka about founding his third company that makes it easier to “write on the Interwebs,” and what makes Medium different from Blogger and Twitter. He also discusses why publishing on anything other than a platform…
Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp CEO; Virtual Reality Shenanigans
Dec 21, 2015 • 0 min
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman talks with Kara Swisher about spending a decade at the helm of the local-recommendations site, and the new challenges posed by private companies that can out-raise the public Yelp. He also explains why he thinks quasi-competitor…
Katie Nolan, Fox Sports TV Host
Dec 17, 2015 • 0 min
Katie Nolan talks with Peter Kafka about how she went from Tumblr to YouTube to television, specifically Fox Sports 1, where she hosts “Garbage Time with Katie Nolan.” They also discuss online harassment and why Nolan thinks the only logical response to…
Marc Lore, Jet.com CEO; Apple’s Ugly Battery Case
Dec 13, 2015 • 0 min
Jet.com CEO Marc Lore talks with Re/code’s Senior Commerce Editor Jason Del Rey about trying to build a new e-commerce giant when rival Amazon has a 20-year lead. Also: Why is Jet.com raising so much money? Later on: Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode and special…
Brian Rolapp, NFL Media Czar
Dec 9, 2015 • 0 min
The NFL’s media czar Brian Rolapp talks with Peter Kafka about why Internet companies might (or might not) get the rights to a soon-to-be-auctioned set of games. They also discuss what makes live sports different from other forms of TV and the impact of…
Dick Costolo, Former Twitter CEO; Hoverboards
Dec 6, 2015 • 0 min
Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about what he’s doing next, what he thinks of Twitter’s future under Jack Dorsey and why men often fail to “do diversity.” Later, Lauren Goode wheels in to Kara’s desk to answer readers’…
Ricky Van Veen, CollegeHumor Co-Founder
Dec 3, 2015 • 0 min
In this first episode of Peter Kafka’s new weekly “Re/code Decode” interviews, CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen sits down with Peter to talk about monetizing content on the Internet and why it’s so hard. Plus: Why is a lot of that content moving to…
Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO; Holiday Gift Guide
Nov 30, 2015 • 0 min
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks with Kara Swisher about being in Paris during the city’s recent terror attacks, and what the hospitality company is doing after a major political win in San Francisco. Later, Lauren Goode gets a new job as Kara’s personal…
B.J. Novak and Dev Flaherty, The List App Co-Founders; iPad Pro
Nov 25, 2015 • 0 min
The List App co-founders B.J. Novak and Dev Flaherty talk about their new mobile-social app for making lists and how tech is changing the entertainment world. Later, Lauren Goode joins Kara to talk about Apple’s new iPad Pro and whether it’s worth the…
Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman, Two Bit Circus Co-Founders; New BlackBerries
Nov 17, 2015 • 0 min
Two Bit Circus CEO Brent Bushnell and CTO Eric Gradman talk with Kara Swisher about their high-tech circus, STEAM Carnival; fixing education; and why playing games will break down kids’ aversion to the sciences. Later, Lauren Goode finds out if the new…
Aaron Levie, Box CEO; Android vs. iOS
Nov 10, 2015 • 0 min
Box CEO Aaron Levie talks with Kara Swisher about the next wave of enterprise companies and why having $80,000 is better than having $10 million. Later on: How could switching between iOS and Android be easier?
Sequoia Capital Chairman Sir Michael Moritz, Food Delivery Services
Nov 3, 2015 • 0 min
Venture capitalist and co-author of “Leading” Michael Mortiz talks with Kara Swisher about the history and future of investing and leadership. Later on: Do food delivery services have a place outside of San Francisco?
Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington, 4K TVs
Oct 28, 2015 • 0 min
Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington talks with Kara Swisher about why journalism is going mobile, but she won?t take her phone to bed. Later on: is 4K TV the future, or just hype?
Betaworks CEO and co-founder John Borthwick, TV streaming boxes and daily fantasy
Oct 21, 2015 • 0 min
John Borthwick, CEO of the “startup studio” Betaworks, tells Peter Kafka why mobile apps still rule, why he’s still bullish on Twitter user growth and more. Later, Lauren Goode and Kara Swisher talk TV streaming, and Kurt Wagner unpacks the daily fantasy…
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, Code/Mobile and Google search
Oct 14, 2015
Ericsson is maybe the largest communications technology company on the planet. This week, CEO Hans Vestberg tells Kara Swisher about the view from the top, and why he’s excited about connectivity in the developing world and in cars. Later on, The Verge’s…
White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, TV streaming and Twitter
Oct 7, 2015 • 0 min
Valerie Jarrett is one of President Obama’s most trusted confidants, and by extension one of the most powerful people in Washington. She talks with Kara Swisher about the tech industry, gun control, Congress and more. Later, Walt Mossberg talks about TV…
Lenny newsletter co-founders Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
Sep 28, 2015 • 0 min
In a special hour-long interview with Kara Swisher, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner talk about their new newsletter publication, Lenny. The duo behind HBO’s “Girls” offer their thoughts on feminism, online harassment and more.
Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson, digital media and car tech
Sep 23, 2015 • 0 min
Kara Swisher discusses the shiny, new startup-friendly Microsoft with its partnerships chief, Peggy Johnson. Plus, Lauren Goode on Internet publishing and Mark Bergen on advanced car tech.
Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti, Apple announcements and e-payments
Sep 15, 2015 • 0 min
BuzzFeed is one of the most important and successful new media companies, tying together deeply reported impact journalism with content optimized for the digital age. Peter Kafka talks with founder and CEO Jonah Peretti, and later on, The Verge’s Lauren…
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, productivity apps and wearables
Sep 7, 2015 • 0 min
Like rivals Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is no longer just a social network, it’s a content platform, a recruiting tool, a resume builder and much, much more. In the Red Chair this week, CEO Jeff Weiner explains how the company has grown and evolved.…
Marc Andreessen, investor and entrepreneur
Aug 31, 2015 • 0 min
Since founding Netscape more than 20 years ago, Marc Andreessen has been one of Silicon Valley’s most influential figures. The entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist talks with Kara Swisher about bubbles, politics, parenting and more, in an extended…
Ex-Googler Erica Baker, drone do’s and don’ts and car tech
Aug 25, 2015 • 0 min
Google salary spreadsheet creator Erica Baker talks diversity in tech with Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode debriefs drones and Ina Fried discusses car tech.
Twitter legal boss Vijaya Gadde, Apple’s fall lineup and tech industry aging
Aug 18, 2015 • 0 min
Twitter general counsel Vijaya Gadde talks about social media and the law, Walt Mossberg and Kara go back and forth on Apple’s fall lineup and Kara gives the ABCs of aging in Silicon Valley.
Investor Chris Sacca, smartphone prices and “buy” buttons
Aug 11, 2015 • 0 min
Investor Chris Sacca shares his thoughts on who might get the Twitter CEO job, Walt Mossberg dives into the weird world of wireless carriers and Jason Del Rey explains the rise of “buy” buttons.
“Million Dollar Listing” star Roh Habibi, Snapchat and race in tech
Aug 4, 2015 • 0 min
Kara talks with Roh Habibi, star of reality show “Million Dollar Listing San Francisco,” and guest Amina Sow speaks about her experience as a black woman in tech.
Andreessen Horowitz GP Chris Dixon, Windows 10 and hacking cars
Jul 27, 2015
Kara Swisher talks with Andreessen Horowitz general partner and entrepreneur and investor Chris Dixon about the landscape of venture capital and virtual reality. Walt Mossberg shares his perspective on Windows 10 and fields questions from his followers on…
Y Combinator’s Sam Altman, the Internet of Things and Google
Jul 21, 2015 • 0 min
Kara Swisher talks with Y Combinator president and Reddit board member Sam Altman about the social news site and the challenges of entrepreneurship. Lauren Goode fields questions on the “Internet of Things.”
Elon Musk biographer Ashlee Vance, photo apps and Reddit
Jul 15, 2015 • 0 min
Kara Swisher talks with journalist Ashlee Vance about his new book on Elon Musk. They discuss Musk’s “Tony Stark” image, the future of Tesla and whether Musk is mellowing out. Also on the show: photo apps and Reddit.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Apple Music
Jul 8, 2015 • 0 min
Kara Swisher interviews Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Lauren Goode talks about Apple Music and more.