The Tech Playlist: Nov. 8, 2019

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How Airbnb plans to keep guests safer following a deadly shooting in California and Bill Gates offers advice on accelerating innovation. Plus, what happens when your favorite startup gets acquired by Big Tech and why is the U.S. government using facial recognition? Check out these 10 podcasts from this week.

    The Tech Playlist: Nov. 8, 2019
      Brian Chesky: How Airbnb is responding to a deadly shooting - Recode Decode

      Brian Chesky: How Airbnb is responding to a deadly shooting - Recode Decode

      spotify.com - By Recode

      Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the recent mass shooting at an Airbnb in Orinda, Calif., how the company is changing its policies to keep guests safer, and what Chesky wishes he had done differently when Airbnb was smaller. They also discuss Airbnb's first brush with notoriety in 2011 and how Chesky "bungled" his response at the time, the importance of meeting with people who hate you, and why Silicon Valley execs should ...

      The Fight Over TikTok - Axios Pro Rata

      The Fight Over TikTok - Axios Pro Rata

      spotify.com - By Axios

      Earlier this week, TikTok faced scrutiny in a congressional hearing and Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn called TikTok “China’s best detective” in a letter to its CEO. Dan digs in to TikTok and data privacy with Senator Blackburn. Plus: Facebook and Google consider new political ad rules and big money for former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

      Bill Gates — How to accelerate history - Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

      Bill Gates — How to accelerate history - Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

      spotify.com - By WaitWhat

      How did Bill Gates scale BOTH a global business and a global philanthropy? He spotted an inflection point in history — and accelerated it. What does that take? A great idea, great timing and also: Great partners. Because even Bill Gates doesn’t go it alone. In part one of this special two-part episode, Bill reflects with Reid on the founding and growth of Microsoft — how he not only spotted an inflection point (hello, personal computers) but accelerated it to ...