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Decoder with Nilay Patel

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  The Verge  

Decoder is a show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.

Decoder is a show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future.

 

#631

How Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius is refocusing for an electric future

Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius became CEO in 2019 but has been working for Mercedes since 1993 in almost every part of the company. During that period, Mercedes spent time getting a lot bigger; the company famously merged with Chrysler for a time, forming a giant called DaimlerChrysler. But, over the past few years, it’s actually been getting much smaller and more focused. The Chrysler deal was undone and, just recently, Ola spun off the truck division into its own public company called Daimler Truck, leaving Mercedes-Benz to stand alone as a premium car brand. Car companies are either consolidating into giant conglomerates like Stellantis or shrinking and focusing like Mercedes. A lot of that is driven by the huge shift to electric vehicles and then, on top of that, to cars essentially becoming rolling computers. You’ll hear Ola refer to cars as “digital products” a lot — and to Mercedes itself as a tech company. (Actually, he says it’s a luxury and tech company.) Mercedes now has two new EVs, the EQS and the EQE, both of which have massive infotainment screens running Mercedes’ proprietary MBUX system, which even has its own voice assistant called Hey Mercedes. I had to ask Ola about Apple’s recent announcement that the next version of CarPlay would be able to take over every display in the car, including the instrument cluster. Apple showed a Mercedes logo on a slide during that presentation — so, is Ola ready to hand over his UI to Cupertino?  Let’s find out. Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-Benz. Here we go. Links: [Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept car traveled over 1,000 km on a single charge] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/13/23024041/mercedes-benz-vision-eqxx-ev-distance-battery-charge-test) [Mercedes-Benz unveils sporty, ultra-long-range vision EQXX electric concept car] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/3/22855555/mercedes-benz-vision-eqxx-ev-range-ces-2022) [The six-figure Mercedes-Benz EQS gets a 350-mile range rating] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/8/22716720/mercedes-eqs-electric-car-epa-range-rating) [Daimler AG to rebrand as Mercedes-Benz on Feb. 1] (https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/daimler-ag-rebrand-mercedes-benz-feb-1-2022-01-28/) [Big automakers are breaking themselves apart to compete with Silicon Valley] (https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/26/17616936/daimler-ag-project-future-ford-automakers-silicon-valley-competition) [Mercedes-Benz reveals an electric G-Wagen concept for the future] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/5/22657738/mercedes-benz-eqg-concept-g-class-suv-electric-iaa-mobility) Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22936880] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22936880) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Jun 2022

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:31

21 Jun 2022


#630

How fandom built the internet as we know it, with Kaitlyn Tiffany

The Verge is all about how technology make us feel. Our screens and our systems aren’t inert, or neutral – they create emotions, sometimes the strongest emotions anyone actually feels in their day to day lives. I’ve been thinking about that a lot ever since I read a new book called Everything I Need I Get From You: How Fangirls Created the Internet by Kaitlyn Tiffany, who was a culture reporter at The Verge several years ago. The thesis of her book is that online fandom, specifically the hardcore fans of the British boy band One Direction, created much of the online culture we live in today on social platforms. And her bigger thesis is that fandom overall is a cultural and political force that can’t be ignored; it shapes elections, it drives cultural conversation, it can bring joy to people who feel lonely, and it can result in dramatic harassment campaigns when fans turn on someone. Links: [Kaitlyn Tiffany Verge Archive] (https://www.theverge.com/users/kaitlyn.tiffany/posts#activity) [One Direction Playlist] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX6p4TJxzMRDe) Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22930314] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22930314) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Jun 2022

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:11

14 Jun 2022


#629

What unions could mean for Apple with Zoe Schiffer

Today is Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC. It’s one of the biggest events of the year for Apple, one of the most important companies in the world. In fact, Apple is the most valuable company in the world, and it posted $18 billion in net profits in its first quarter — the most quarterly profit of any public company in history. So, as we go into another huge Apple event, I wanted to have Verge labor reporter Zoe Schiffer on to talk about something else that’s happening inside Apple: a brewing push by its retail employees to unionize, store by store, because they’re unhappy with their pay and working conditions. Zoe is really well-sourced; she has an inside look at this fight. So, she helps us explain how this all works and what it might mean. Links: [Fired #AppleToo organizer files labor charge against the company] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/2/22759715/fired-apple-too-organizer-files-labor-charge-nlrb) [Apple’s frontline employees are struggling to survive] (https://www.theverge.com/c/22807871/apples-frontline-employees-are-struggling-to-survive) [Apple hires anti-union lawyers in escalating union fight] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/25/23041632/apple-hires-anti-union-lawyers-littler-mendelson-union-fight-cwa) [This is what Apple retail employees in Atlanta are fighting for] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/29/23048296/apple-retail-store-union-atlanta-cumberland-mall-open-letter) [First US Apple Store union election set for June 2nd in Atlanta] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/3/23055452/apple-retail-store-atlanta-union-vote-date-set-june-cwa) [Apple accused of union busting in new labor board filing] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/17/23093570/apple-accused-union-busting-unfair-labor-practice-atlanta) Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22917648] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22917648) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Jun 2022

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:22

06 Jun 2022


#628

How Ukraine’s wide use of cryptocurrency is playing out during the war

Michael is president of the Blockchain Association of Ukraine and founder of the Kuna Exchange, which lets people buy cryptocurrency and swap between them. Earlier this year, the Ukrainian government set up wallets on Kuna and other exchanges to accept donations to the war effort in crypto; in April, Bloomberg reported it had received [over $60 million in crypto donations] (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-05/ukraine-readies-nft-sales-as-crypto-donations-top-60-million) . What’s more, earlier this year Ukrainian President [Volodymyr Zelenskyy also signed a virtual assets bill into law] (https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/16/ukraines-zelensky-signs-virtual-assets-bill-into-law-legalizing-crypto/) , which will recognize cryptocurrency as an asset in Ukraine when the war is over. As president of the Blockchain Association, Michael lobbied for this law, which you’ll hear him talk about — especially in the context of how little faith he has in the banking system. He says several times that, even before the war, it couldn’t be trusted and that people were already using a combination of crypto and dollars for large transactions instead of Ukraine’s actual currency, which is called the hryvnia. Links: [Ukraine Readies NFT Sales as Crypto Donations Top $60 Million] (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-05/ukraine-readies-nft-sales-as-crypto-donations-top-60-million) [Ukraine's Zelenskyy Signs Virtual Assets Bill Into Law, Legalizing Crypto] (https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/16/ukraines-zelensky-signs-virtual-assets-bill-into-law-legalizing-crypto/) [Crypto Goes to War in Ukraine] (https://www.wired.com/story/plaintext-crypto-war-ukraine/#:~:text=So%20far%20the%20fund%20has,this%20conflict%20the%20Crypto%20War) [Blockchain Association of Ukraine] (https://bau.ai) [Russian tycoon Tinkov sells stake in TCS Group to billionaire Potanin] (https://www.reuters.com/business/russian-tycoon-tinkov-sells-stake-tcs-group-billionaire-potanin-2022-04-28/) [The Bitcoin Boom] (https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-bitcoin-boom) [Cypriot financial crisis] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012%E2%80%932013_Cypriot_financial_crisis) [The 2020 Global Crypto Adoption Index: Cryptocurrency is a Global Phenomenon] (https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/2020-global-cryptocurrency-adoption-index-2020/) Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22902506] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22902506) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott. It was researched by Liz Lian and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

24 May 2022

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:50

24 May 2022


#627

The videos that don’t work on YouTube and the future of the creator business, with Nebula CEO Dave W...

One of our recurring jokes at The Verge is that every YouTuber eventually makes a video where they talk about how mad they are at YouTube. Whether it’s demonetization or copyright strikes or just the algorithm changing, YouTubers have to contend with a big platform that has a lot of power over their business, and they often don’t have the leverage to push back.  On this episode of Decoder, I’m talking to Dave Wiskus, the CEO of two really interesting companies: one is called Standard, which is a management company for YouTubers, and the other is Nebula, an alternative paid streaming platform where creators can post videos, take a direct cut of the revenue, and generally fund work that might get lost on YouTube.  What really stood out to me here is that Dave is in the business of making things: this conversation was really grounded in the reality of the creator business as it exists today and how that real business can support real people. You’ll hear it when we talk about Web3 and NFTs a little bit — Dave just thinks that stuff is bullshit, and he says so because it’s not a business that exists now. That’s an important dynamic to think about — and one for more platforms to take seriously. Links: [Dave's subscriber tweet] (https://twitter.com/dwiskus/status/1517188538428801025) [Nebula] (https://nebula.app) Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22840704] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22840704) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

17 May 2022

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:33

17 May 2022


#626

Vergecast: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I/O 2022

Google I/O was this week and Nilay Patel and David Pierce had a chance to sit down with Google CEO Sundar Pichai to talk about the event and the products that were announced. This interview was recorded for The Vergecast, another podcast from The Verge. You can listen to The Vergecast wherever you get your podcasts – or [just click here] (https://pod.link/vergecast) . We hope you enjoyed the interview. Decoder will be back again on Tuesday with an all new episode. See you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 May 2022

32 MINS

32:32

13 May 2022


#625

UiPath CEO Daniel Dines thinks automation can fight the great resignation

Today Nilay Patel talking to Daniel Dines, the founder and CEO of UiPath, one of the biggest automation companies in the world. But not the automation you might think; UiPath sells software automation, or what consultants call “robotic process automation” so they can sound fancy and charge higher fees. UiPath and other software automation companies have a different approach to solving issues with your legacy software: just hire another computer to use software for you. Seriously: UiPath uses computer vision to literally look at what’s on a screen, and then uses a virtual mouse and keyboard to click around and do things in apps like Excel and Salesforce. The automations can be mundane, like generating lists of people to contact from public records, or intensely complicated: UiPath can actually monitor how different software is used throughout a company and suggest automations. Huge companies like Uber, Facebook, Spotify, and Google all use UIPath. Links: [The robots are coming for your office] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/23/22344938/kevin-roose-robotic-automation-future-rpa) [UiPath AI Computer Vision] (https://www.uipath.com/product/ai-computer-vision-for-rpa) Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22828061] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22828061) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 May 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:07

10 May 2022


#624

How big companies kill ideas — and how to fight back, with Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell was instrumental in the development of the iPod and iPhone at Apple and then co-founded Nest Labs, which kicked off the consumer smart home market with its smart thermostat in 2011. Tony sold Nest to Google for $3.2 billion in 2014 and eventually left Google. He now runs an investment company called Future Shape.  Links: [Inside the Nest: iPod creator Tony Fadell wants to reinvent the thermostat] (https://www.theverge.com/2011/11/14/2559567/tony-fadell-nest-learning-thermostat) [General Magic - Trailer] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTdyb-RWNKo) [Inside Facebook’s metaverse for work] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/19/22629942/facebook-workrooms-horizon-oculus-vr) [Silicon Graphics] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Graphics) [Google is reorganizing and Sundar Pichai will become new CEO] (https://www.theverge.com/2015/8/10/9128083/sundar-pichai-ceo-google-larry-page-sergey-brin) [Fire drill: can Tony Fadell and Nest build a better smoke detector?] (https://www.theverge.com/2013/10/8/4790896/nest-protect-smoke-detector) [Google purchases Nest for $3.2 billion] (https://www.theverge.com/2014/1/13/5305282/google-purchases-nest-for-3-2-billion) [Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/25/23028323/elon-musk-twitter-offer-buyout-hostile-takeover-ownership) [Nest is rejoining Google to better compete with Amazon and Apple] (https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/7/16987002/nest-google-alphabet-smart-home-competition-amazon-alexa-apple) [Apple Music Event 2005 - Motorola Rokr E1 / iTunes Phone] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWwDrBdfnH8) [Activision Blizzard hit with another sexual harassment lawsuit] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/24/22995291/activision-blizzard-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-lisa-boom-jane-doe) [Nest buying video-monitoring startup Dropcam for $555 million] (https://www.theverge.com/2014/6/20/5829126/nest-and-google-acquire-home-monitoring-company-dropcam) [What matters about Matter, the new smart home standard] (https://www.theverge.com/22832127/matter-smart-home-products-thread-wifi-explainer) [ZIGBEE ON MARS!] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/20/22445330/zigbee-on-mars-ingenuity-helicopter-perseverance-rover) Directory: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel Pat Gelsinger, current CEO of Intel Sundar Pichai, current CEO of Alphabet Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company Jeff Williams, COO of Apple Matt Rogers, Nest co-founder Jeff Robbin, VP of consumer applications at Apple Steve Hoteling, former CEO gesture recognition company Finger Works Jon Rubinstein, senior VP of the iPod division at Apple Steve Sakomen, hardware engineer and executive at Apple  Avie Tavanian, chief software technology officer at Apple Scott Forstall, senior VP of iOS software, Apple Jony Ive, chief design officer, Apple Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22817673] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22817673) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

03 May 2022

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:29

03 May 2022


#623

The executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on government surveillance, Elon Musk, ...

Cindy Cohn is the executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF. If you’re an internet user of a certain age like me, you know the EFF as the premiere civil liberties group for the internet. The EFF has fought pitched battles against things like government surveillance, digital rights management for music and movies, and government speech regulations that would violate the First Amendment. These fights were important, and shaped the internet as we know it today. Links [Electronic Frontier Foundation] (https://www.eff.org) [How to fix the Internet: Podcast by the EFF] (https://www.eff.org/taxonomy/term/11579/) [How the EU is fighting tech giants with Margrethe Vestager] (https://www.theverge.com/22981261/margrethe-vestager-decoder-antitrust-eu-apple-facebook-google-jedi-blue) [Apple pushes back on iPhone order, says FBI is seeking ‘dangerous power'] (https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/25/11105438/apple-fbi-response-court-filing-encryption-battle) [Here’s why Apple’s new child safety features are so controversial] (https://www.theverge.com/22617554/apple-csam-child-safety-features-jen-king-riana-pfefferkorn-interview-decoder) [Viacom vs YouTube] (https://www.eff.org/cases/viacom-v-youtube) [Texas passes law that bans kicking people off social media based on ‘viewpoint’] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/9/22661626/texas-social-media-law-hb-20-signed-greg-abbott) [Santa Clara Principles] (https://santaclaraprinciples.org) [Carterfone] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carterfone) [Decoder interview with YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan] (https://www.theverge.com/22606296/youtube-shorts-fund-neal-mohan-decoder-interview) [Computer Fraud and Abuse Act] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Fraud_and_Abuse_Act) [Facebook v. Power Ventures] (https://www.eff.org/cases/facebook-v-power-ventures) Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22805290] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22805290) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Apr 2022

52 MINS

52:57

26 Apr 2022


#622

A former Foxconn executive tries to explain what went wrong in Wisconsin

Alan Yeung is a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the former head of the [Foxconn project in Wisconsin] (https://www.theverge.com/policy/2019/4/26/18518650/foxconn-wisconsin-factory-lcd-buildings-us) . If you don’t quite remember, the Foxconn project in Wisconsin was announced in 2017 as a massive deal to build the first “Generation 10.5” LCD factory in North America. It was also one of the first big moments in the Trump presidency, complete with President Trump holding a golden shovel at a lavish groundbreaking ceremony where he said the factory would be “ [the eighth wonder of the world.] (https://www.theverge.com/c/21507966/foxconn-empty-factories-wisconsin-jobs-loophole-trump) ” But it turned out that while Foxconn was putting on a great show, no LCD factory was actually getting built, even though Foxconn kept saying it was happening. Links [We're nominated for a Webby! Vote for Decoder!] (https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2022/podcasts/general-series/technology) The award winning story from Josh Dzieza - [The 8th wonder of the world] (https://www.theverge.com/21509874/behind-foxconn) [Wisconsin's $4.1 billion Foxconn factory boondoggle] (https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/29/18027032/foxconn-wisconsin-plant-jobs-deal-subsidy-governor-scott-walker) [Foxconn’s $100M deal with the University of Wisconsin has students worried] (https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/5/18064346/foxconn-deal-wisconsin-madison-university-partnership-students-ip) [What a new governor means for Wisconsin’s controversial Foxconn factory] (https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/7/18072436/foxconn-factory-wisconsin-tony-evers-scott-walker-election) [Foxconn and the village: the $10B factory deal that turned one small Wisconsin town upside down] (https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18128133/foxconn-deal-wisconsin-factory-mount-pleasant-trump-reply-all-sruthi-pinnamaneni) [No one seems to know what Foxconn is doing in Wisconsin] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/1/18206261/foxconn-wisconsin-factory-government-subsidies-investments) [After a ‘personal conversation’ with Trump, Foxconn says it will build a factory in Wisconsin after all] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/1/18207102/trump-foxconn-wisconsin-factory-build) [Foxconn is confusing the hell out of Wisconsin] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18296793/foxconn-wisconsin-location-factory-innovation-centers-technology-hub-no-news) [Foxconn promised a ‘correction’ about empty buildings in Wisconsin two weeks ago, and it hasn’t said a word since] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/26/18518462/foxconn-empty-buildings-wisconsin-no-correction) [With Foxconn chief’s Trump meeting, the Wisconsin project gets even more political] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/3/18528361/foxconn-wisconsin-chairman-trump-visit-white-house-terry-gou) [One month ago, Foxconn said its innovation centers weren’t empty — they still are] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/13/18565408/foxconn-wisconsin-innovation-centers-factories-empty-tax-subsidy) [Foxconn’s delays might finally give Wisconsin the upper hand] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/5/18652710/foxconns-wisconsin-delays-factory-jobs-revise-contract-tony-evers-scott-walker-trump) [One year after Trump’s Foxconn groundbreaking, there is almost nothing to show for it] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/28/18760240/foxconn-donald-trump-results-wisconsin-factory-progress-results) [Even fixing Wisconsin’s Foxconn deal won’t fix it, says state-requested report] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/6/20747166/wisconsin-foxconn-deal-state-report-lcd-factory-innovation-centers) [Foxconn’s first announced product for its Wisconsin factory is an airport coffee robot] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20851978/foxconn-briggo-partnership-wisconsin-airport-coffee-robots-automation) [Foxconn releases and immediately cancels plans for a giant dome in Wisconsin] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/3/20896815/foxconn-wisconsin-fii-giant-dome-plans-release-cancel) [Foxconn's giant glass dome in Wisconsin is back, baby] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/22/20927190/foxconn-glass-dome-wisconsin-plans-refiled-network-operations-center-data) [Exclusive: documents show Foxconn refuses to renegotiate Wisconsin deal] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/13/21020885/foxconn-wisconsin-deal-renegotiate-tax-subsidy-lcd-factory-plant) [Foxconn’s buildings in Wisconsin are still empty, one year later] (https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/12/21217060/foxconn-wisconsin-innovation-centers-empty-buildings) [Exclusive: Wisconsin denies Foxconn tax subsidies after contract negotiations fail] (https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/12/21512638/wisconsin-foxconn-tax-subsidies-lcd-factory-rejected) [The 8th wonder of the world] (https://www.theverge.com/21509874/behind-foxconn) [Exclusive: Wisconsin report confirms Foxconn's “LCD factory” isn't real] (https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/21/21526765/foxconn-lcd-factory-not-real-confirmation-wisconsin-report-exclusive) [Foxconn tells Wisconsin it never promised to build an LCD factory] (https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/18/22189436/foxconn-wisconsin-lcd-factory-trump-contract-negotiation) [Intel selects Ohio for ‘largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet’] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/21/22894612/intel-ohio-chip-plant-20-billion-processor-shortage) Transcript: [https://www.theverge.com/e/22794506] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22794506) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Apr 2022

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:54

19 Apr 2022


#621

Chris Dixon thinks web3 is the future of the internet. Is it?

Chris Dixon leads crypto investing at the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, or a16z. He’s responsible for leading funding rounds for Coinbase, which went public about a year ago, the NFT marketplace OpenSea, and Yuga Labs, which is behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club among others. He is also a prolific user of Twitter, where he posts lengthy threads about crypto and web3. He is at once one of the biggest investors in the space, and its biggest booster. Links [Decoder is nominated for a Webby. Vote!] (https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2022/podcasts/general-series/technology) [1000 True Fans] (https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/) [My first impressions of web3] (https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html) [A comprehensive breakdown of the Epic v. Apple ruling] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/12/22667694/epic-v-apple-trial-fortnite-judge-yvonne-gonzalez-rogers-final-ruling-injunction-breakdown) [SEC v Howey Co.] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEC_v._W._J._Howey_Co.) Transcript [https://www.theverge.com/e/22784768] (https://www.theverge.com/e/22784768) Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Apr 2022

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:50

12 Apr 2022