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The global technology industry is a powerful engine of innovation that drives the economy. It's also a collection of insular communities full of hidden projects, quiet rivalries, and uncomfortable truths. Join Bloomberg Technology's Brad Stone each w...Show More
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Inside the Big Plan to Make Ethereum Go Mainstream

25:33 | Dec 19th, 2017

Cryptocurrencies have exploded in 2017. But while prices are surging, transactions are facing long delays because the networks are flooded with traffic. This is the problem facing the Ethereum network, which, along with its digital currency ether, ha...Show More
The Creepy Obsession Techies Have With Living Forever

23:15 | Dec 19th, 2016

A lot of people in the tech industry have a fascination with defying death. But only a few of them are actually working on ways to achieve it. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Ashlee Vance goes to Russia to meet one of the pioneers of the cryonics m...Show More
Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Bird Experts

28:20 | Jun 18th

A few years ago, reporter Sarah McBride noticed that a top engineer at Twitter was also an expert on the brains of birds. Then, more and more, she started seeing that many top tech companies have bird brain experts in their highest ranks⁠—that includ...Show More
Google Workers Rise Up: Inside the Protests

25:49 | Jun 11th

Google has long had a special relationship with staff, encouraging employee input on all sorts of internal matters. For the last two decades, this approach has worked well. But after a series of controversies and protests in the last two years, some ...Show More
The Science of Resurrecting Extinct Species

22:17 | Jun 4th

Northern White Rhinos are functionally extinct: The two remaining females have no males to breed with. But an ambitious plan is underway to save the species. This week on Decrypted, reporter Kristen V. Brown meets the scientists using cutting edge st...Show More
WWDC Preview: A Conversation With Apple’s Former App Approval Chief

40:32 | May 28th

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is an annual pilgrimage for software developers whose businesses are built on the App Store. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Mark Gurman speaks to Phillip Shoemaker, the former head of app review at Apple who...Show More
Bloomberg and Wondery Present: The Shrink Next Door

12:17 | May 23rd

Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiat...Show More
Silicon Valley's Van-Dwellers

26:02 | May 21st

Mountain View, California, is home to Google and Silicon Valley's tech boom. Rents and home prices have soared, and hundreds of people have been forced to live in recreational vehicles parked on the city's streets. This week on Decrypted, we explore ...Show More
The Strange World of Virtual Bike Races

23:10 | May 14th

Cycling enthusiasts have a new way to work out at home: By hooking their bikes up to Zwift, they compete in a video game with other stationary cyclists. This week on Decrypted, reporter Gerrit de Vynck spends a month training on Zwift. He explores wh...Show More
Your Guide to the Uber IPO

23:28 | May 7th

It's finally happening. A decade after Uber started out as a black car service in San Francisco, it's going public in one of the largest IPOs of all time. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Eric Newcomer joins Brad Stone to discuss what i...Show More
Silicon Valley Is Making Gasoline Out of Thin Air

21:07 | Apr 30th

A growing number of experts believe that a promising technology, known as carbon capture, will be an essential part of any plan to confront climate change. But until now the science of removing carbon from the air has only ever been demonstrated at a...Show More
As Amazon Gets Bigger, Sellers Feel the Squeeze

25:21 | Apr 23rd

Jason Boyce built a successful business selling sports equipment on Amazon. As the platform has grown, Amazon has pushed sellers to lower prices, shorten delivery times and compete harder for every sale. This week on Decrypted, we explore whether ent...Show More
Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Bloomberg

02:28 | Apr 18th

On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek speak with expert guests each week about the main themes influencing global markets. They explore everything from stocks to bonds to currencies and commodities, and how each asset cl...Show More
The App That’s Helping Gay Couples Have Kids in China

26:56 | Apr 16th

 With 40 million users, Blued is a popular dating app for gay men in China. This week on Decrypted, we explore the company's next venture: a service to help gay couples have babies by surrogate in California. 
Young Blood and the Pursuit of Eternal Youth

25:54 | Apr 9th

A company called Ambrosia Health signed up about 150 patients for a novel anti-aging procedure: young blood plasma transfusions. The only problem was the FDA. This week on Decrypted, the story of a startup that claimed it could restore lost youth wit...Show More
Coming Soon: The Pay Check Season 2

02:02 | Apr 5th

The Pay Check is back for a second season! For the next six weeks, we’re going to dig into the number one reason women still make less money than men: Motherhood. Women start their careers earning just about the same as men do, but once they have the...Show More
Why Drugs Are Still for Sale on Instagram

28:28 | Apr 2nd

Instagram is full of vacation pics, brand campaigns and celebrity posts. But it's also a place where people go to find counterfeit prescription drugs and illegal street drugs. This week on Decrypted, we follow the story of Eileen Carey, who has tried...Show More
Coming Soon: Pushing the Boundaries

02:47 | Mar 26th

Decrypted will be back next week. Here's an early peek at the stories we'll be covering this season. 
A Message from The Pay Check

01:23 | Feb 12th

The Pay Check is collecting stories for our upcoming season, and we want to hear from you! Did having a kid change your career trajectory or the way you work? If you have anything you want to share, call and leave us a voicemail at (212) 617-0166. St...Show More
Introducing "Works For Me," A New Podcast From Bloomberg

03:26 | Jan 8th

On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Francesca Levy and Rebecca Greenfield navigate the productivity industry by way of their own experiences. In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related ...Show More
Assault, Harassment and Lower Pay: Women in the Gig Economy

25:49 | Dec 18th, 2018

Jody Pagliocco drives for Uber and Lyft in Maine. Like many working mothers, she depends on the income and the flexibility of the job—but she can't stand the constant harassment from male passengers. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Sel...Show More
The Decrypted Gift Guide

20:09 | Dec 11th, 2018

'Tis the season to give your loved ones the latest and greatest tech gadgets. The only problem: a lot of them are now listening, watching and tracking us. As part of Decrypted's exploration of the unintended consequences of technology, this week Pia ...Show More
The Secrets Hidden in Our Google Location Data

25:57 | Dec 4th, 2018

When Theo Patt was 15 he built a software program that displayed his Google location data on a map online. For the teenager, it was a sentimental keepsake. But since then, hundreds of thousands of people have used it -- often in ways Theo never inten...Show More
Is the Tech Boom Coming to an End?

20:25 | Nov 27th, 2018

In August, Apple was worth a trillion dollars and analysts wondered when the other tech giants would join its ranks. But over the last three months, the stock prices of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google have all plunged. This week on Decrypted, Bloo...Show More
Biohacking a Ripped Frog

31:00 | Nov 20th, 2018

This week on Decrypted, we're bringing you an episode from Bloomberg's newly-launched health and medicine podcast: Prognosis. Bloomberg's Kristen V Brown takes you on a tour of a biohacker's DNA experiment to change how frogs -- and possibly people -...Show More
The Blind Spots in Facebook's Ad Machine

25:03 | Nov 13th, 2018

Facebook’s ad platform is quick to learn, easy to use and incredibly profitable. But the complex algorithms that make the ads run are still a black box for most people, and that can create problems—particularly when it comes to politics. This week on...Show More
Travel Genius, a New Show From Bloomberg

02:35 | Nov 7th, 2018

What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Bloomberg's new podcast Travel Genius, we'...Show More
The Cancer-Linked Chemical In America's Tap Water

25:16 | Nov 6th, 2018

Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has had a 3M factory in town since 1947. It makes everything from Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape to reflective road signs. In 2017, the city found out the state was lowering the acceptable level of PFAS, a chemical made and u...Show More
Prognosis, a New Show From Bloomberg

02:16 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Where does a medical cure come from? 100 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for scientists to test medicines by taking a dose themselves. As medical technologies get cheaper and more accessible, patients and DIY tinkerers are trying something similar—and ...Show More
The Bloody Consequences of the Scooter Revolution

20:30 | Oct 30th, 2018

Electric scooter-sharing programs have become very popular, and very polarizing. With companies like Bird and Lime operating in over 100 cities globally, an increasing number of grisly accidents have made it into the headlines. This week on Decrypted...Show More
How Your DNA Test Could Land a Relative in Jail

24:17 | Oct 23rd, 2018

In 1987, a young couple was killed in Washington state. This case, and others like it, were unsolved for decades — until a new technology emerged. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg's Kristen V. Brown visits CeCe Moore, who's at the forefront of using...Show More
Inside the Backlash Against Juul

29:07 | Oct 16th, 2018

The e-cigarette maker Juul has seen stratospheric sales since early 2017, making it one of the buzziest startups in Silicon Valley. But now a backlash over the company's popularity with teenagers could jeopardize that. This week on Decrypted, Olivia ...Show More
Click Like for Propaganda

28:26 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Facebook is used to dealing with rogue actors antagonizing politicians on its platform. But what happens when a country's own government is the one bending the rules? This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Sarah Frier and Pia Gadkari look at ...Show More
Making Sense of Tesla's Deepening Crisis

23:44 | Sep 25th, 2018

For years, Elon Musk had been testing the limits of acceptable decorum for a public company CEO. This summer, he may have finally gone too far. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Brad Stone and Dana Hull trace how the two words "funding s...Show More
UFO Hunting in the Photoshop Age

22:48 | Sep 18th, 2018

Advances in photo and video editing technology have enabled fake news, birthed viral hoaxes and even empowered corrupt governments. But they've also had a less publicized consequence: complicating mankind's search for extraterrestrial life. This week...Show More
Tech Guards Our Digital Memories, Until It Doesn’t

23:44 | Sep 11th, 2018

When Andrew Friedman pulled out an old Flip Video camera to watch a cherished video of his newborn son, his camera wouldn't turn on. It's happened to many of us: we buy the latest new app or gadget, but within a few years it becomes obsolete as the t...Show More
A Canadian Ghost Town Takes a Gamble on Bitcoin

31:12 | Sep 4th, 2018

Ocean Falls in Canada had been mostly abandoned for the last 40 years—until an entrepreneur started building a facility to mine bitcoin there. Residents hoped the new business would help revive the struggling community. This season on Decrypted, we'l...Show More
Season 3: Unintended Consequences

02:26 | Aug 28th, 2018

The third season of Decrypted launches Sept. 4, and we're dedicating the entire season to exploring the unintended consequences of technology. We'll be releasing new episodes every Tuesday.
An Announcement From Decrypted

02:28 | Aug 28th, 2018

We have a new host on Decrypted! Aki and Brad welcome Pia Gadkari to the mic, and Aki fills us in on some exciting news of her own.
My Quest to Get My Data Back From Facebook, OkCupid and More

29:28 | Jun 26th, 2018

Last month, the world's most far-reaching data privacy regulation took effect in Europe. Consumers there can now not only ask companies to delete or hand over their data, but they can also sell that data to other businesses. This week on Decrypted, B...Show More
How Tech is Harming its Most Vulnerable Users

27:46 | Jun 19th, 2018

When Jared was just a pre-teen his childhood hobby, playing video games, morphed into a compulsive and eventually harmful obsession. Years later, he's still working to move past it, and he's not alone. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's P...Show More
Update: Affirmative Action in Silicon Valley

31:59 | Jun 12th, 2018

When entrepreneur Mitchell Lee decided it was time to hire another engineer at his startup Penny, he set out to hire someone who broke the mold of a typical Silicon Valley programmer. This week on Decrypted, we're re-airing this episode that we first...Show More
When Amazon Comes Crashing In

19:48 | Jun 5th, 2018

Texas food delivery startup Burpy was doing well, expanding from Austin to Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. But then Amazon got in to the same business. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Olivia Zaleski goes to Austin to chart one startup...Show More
The Hunt for Bitcoin’s Creator

29:06 | May 29th, 2018

The true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the unknown creator of the cryptocurrency bitcoin, is one of the tech industry's biggest unsolved mysteries. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Brad Stone and Julie Verhage ask the journalists who tr...Show More
A Venezuelan Bitcoin Miner on Why He Had To Flee

25:05 | May 22nd, 2018

Venezuela's spiraling economic crisis has forced many citizens to seek new ways of making money. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg's Camila Russo and Brad Stone hear from one businessman who made the decision to quietly start mining bitcoin -- a smar...Show More
Inside Amazon’s Big Showdown With Seattle

23:33 | May 15th, 2018

There's a standoff brewing in Seattle. After years of double-digit growth in home prices, homelessness is surging and the city council is weighing a tax on big businesses to fund new affordable housing. But Amazon, Seattle's largest employer, threate...Show More
Bonus: The Pay Check, a New Podcast

03:34 | May 9th, 2018

It’s a big, expensive, global mystery. Why do women still make less money—a lot less—than men? In the US, the average woman makes 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. Launching May 9, the Pay Check is an in-depth investigation into what that 20 perc...Show More
Update: The Russian Cybersecurity Company Kaspersky Lab

24:10 | May 8th, 2018

In July, we brought you an investigation of the Moscow-based antivirus software maker Kaspersky Lab and its connections with the Russian government. A lot has happened since then. This week on Decrypted, you'll hear a shortened version of that origin...Show More
The Race to Teach Robots How to Do Our Jobs

26:38 | May 1st, 2018

Before they can take away our jobs, robots need to learn how to do them. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Joshua Brustein meets the people training these machines, and gives "robot piloting" a try himself. He also hears from the researc...Show More
How Fasting Turned Into Silicon Valley's Latest Obsession

25:34 | Apr 24th, 2018

Fasting is taking off in Silicon Valley, with everyone from entrepreneurs to established executives touting the health and productivity benefits. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Tom Giles and Selina Wang try it themselves to see what t...Show More
A Female Engineer's Fight for Equal Pay at Google

16:55 | Apr 14th, 2018

Kelly Ellis was excited when Google hired her as a software engineer in 2010. But soon, she started noticing things that made her wonder whether her male colleagues were making more money than her. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Ellen...Show More
The World Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin—Except Japan

27:09 | Apr 10th, 2018

Over the last few months, governments around the world have cracked down on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But one country is sticking to its crypto-friendly policies: Japan. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Yuji Nakamura and Aki I...Show More
How Melinda Gates Is Tackling Tech's Gender Problem

21:24 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Over the last few decades, Melinda Gates' philanthropy has taken her to all corners of the globe. But recently she's come to focus on an issue much closer to home: a dearth of women in tech. This week on Decrypted, Melinda sits down with Bloomberg Te...Show More
Facebook’s Former Employees Open Up About the Data Scandal

18:26 | Mar 30th, 2018

As Facebook reels from a public backlash over its handling of user data, former employees are starting to air their hesitations and criticisms of the company they helped build. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Sarah Frier and Aki Ito hear from these...Show More
Stay Tuned

01:15 | Mar 27th, 2018

We're hard at work on a new episode about Facebook's data scandal. We'll be publishing that later this week. Stay tuned.
Inside a Local Newspaper's Fight to Survive

26:37 | Mar 20th, 2018

Since the advent of the internet, local newspapers like the U.K.'s Bournemouth Daily Echo have been relentlessly cutting costs to survive. Now, another wave of change is approaching: automation. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Jeremy Kahn visits th...Show More
The Surprising Power Broker Backing E-Commerce Startups

26:36 | Mar 13th, 2018

When Abigail Stone decided to start an online candle company, she had neither investors nor a product. But she found an early ally in the branding agency Red Antler, which agreed to help her get her business off the ground in exchange for a cut of he...Show More
A Hacker's Redemption (Part 2)

28:17 | Mar 6th, 2018

By the time he was 27, Hector Monsegur had become one of the most notorious hackers on the internet. With the vigilante group Anonymous and its offshoot LulzSec, he launched attacks against multibillion-dollar companies and governments around the wor...Show More
A Hacker's Redemption (Part 1)

32:06 | Mar 6th, 2018

By the time he was 27, Hector Monsegur had become one of the most notorious hackers on the internet. With the vigilante group Anonymous and its offshoot LulzSec, he launched attacks against multibillion-dollar companies and governments around the wor...Show More
Coming March 6

02:46 | Feb 27th, 2018

Decrypted returns on March 6 with a brand new season. Here's a sneak peek of what's in store. We'll be releasing new episodes every Tuesday starting next week. 
A Special Announcement From Decrypted

02:59 | Dec 26th, 2017

This week, Brad and Aki have a special announcement: Decrypted will be on break for the next few weeks. The team's already hard at work on a bunch of new stories for 2018, and we promise they'll be worth the wait. In the meantime, happy holidays! We'...Show More
He Sparked the Fake News Boom. Then Facebook Broke His Business

28:20 | Dec 12th, 2017

From a young age, Cyrus Massoumi knew he wanted to become rich one day. In 2012, he figured out how: by creating an inflammatory, hyper-partisan news site that used Facebook to make its articles go viral. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Sarah Frier...Show More
UPDATE: Life After Blowing the Whistle in Silicon Valley

35:35 | Dec 1st, 2017

When Francisco Riordan suspected his company of breaking the law last year, he secretly reached out to federal regulators. His actions helped set in motion events that left Rothenberg Ventures subject to a government investigation and multiple lawsui...Show More
Could Robots Take Away This Classic Wall Street Job?

25:40 | Nov 21st, 2017

For a decade, Ken Sena has had a classic Wall Street job as an equity analyst, which means he researches companies to help investors decide which stocks to buy and sell. Last year, he met developer Bryan Healey, who helped build the AI assistant Alex...Show More
I Was Ridiculed on Instagram. Here's What I Learned

26:11 | Nov 14th, 2017

A few months ago, Bloomberg Technology's Adam Satariano found an unflattering video of himself going viral on Instagram. Someone had filmed him riding the train, furiously typing on his phone. That discovery and his quest to get the video deleted got...Show More
Facebook, Google and Twitter Face a Reckoning in Washington

26:27 | Nov 8th, 2017

Fake news, Russia and the U.S. election: It's been one of the biggest stories over the last year. Last week, it all came to a head as Congress summoned representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter to explain how Russia used their platforms to sw...Show More
My Five Nights at a $20 Billion Startup's Dorm-Like Apartment

21:48 | Nov 2nd, 2017

In 2014, WeWork told its investors that its next big thing would be a product called WeLive: a dorm-like apartment that applies the company's success in providing office space to the home life. Investors were told there would be 34 WeLive locations b...Show More
A Conversation With Billionaire Masayoshi Son 

22:23 | Oct 25th, 2017

Back in May, we brought you an episode about the life of Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who at that time had just raised his $93 billion tech fund. This week, we'll play you a wide-ranging conversation that Son had for a Bloomberg TV series call...Show More
How Extreme Risk-Taking Pushed Uber to the Brink 

28:42 | Oct 17th, 2017

At the center of the crisis enveloping the world's most valuable startup is Uber's mounting legal problems: The ride-hailing giant today faces at least five criminal probes from the U.S. Justice Department, as well as dozens of lawsuits. This week, B...Show More
Iran's Budding Tech Scene Fears Trump's Next Move

25:10 | Oct 9th, 2017

In 2015, Iran signed a landmark deal with global superpowers. An end to Iran's isolation pointed to a bright future for the country's budding tech scene -- but then, Donald Trump, a vocal critic of the nuclear agreement, won the U.S. presidency and o...Show More
Why Investors Poured $110 Million Into a Sock Maker

26:05 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Many of Silicon Valley's most celebrated companies build software -- but these days, the startup everyone's talking about is Stance, which makes socks. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Sarah McBride visits Stance to see why venture capitalists have ...Show More
The Worst-Case Scenario After the Equifax Hack

23:19 | Sep 26th, 2017

A devastating cyberattack on Equifax has compromised critically sensitive information on 143 million U.S. consumers. While we won't know the full repercussions for years, this week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Lizette Chapman explores the wor...Show More
UPDATE: Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

29:32 | Sep 19th, 2017

As news continues to break about Russia's attempts to influence and hack the U.S. election, this week we're re-airing an episode from 2016 about how investigators traced the breach of the Democratic National Committee's email servers to Russian spies...Show More
Here's One Big Reason Tesla Still Doesn't Dominate Our Roads

25:36 | Sep 14th, 2017

Despite tremendous advances over the last decade, electric cars have yet to go mainstream. Even once Tesla ramps up production of its Model 3 cars, one obstacle will remain: a lack of infrastructure lining America's roads. This week on Decrypted, Blo...Show More
How to Teach a Kid Thousands of Miles Away

25:17 | Sep 6th, 2017

In China, parents are desperately seeking good teachers for their children. A number of local tech startups are meeting that demand; one is even connecting them with American tutors halfway across the world. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Peter El...Show More
How a Crisis Almost Derailed the Original iPhone 

32:28 | Aug 29th, 2017

The year is 2005, the company is Apple. The iPod is a smash hit, but then-CEO Steve Jobs decides it's time to cannibalize the company's star product with a gamble: a smartphone. A decade after those phones reached the hands of the first consumers and...Show More
The Nuclear Tech Breakthrough That Could Make Oil Obsolete 

27:46 | Aug 22nd, 2017

We hear a lot about the approaching end of the fossil fuel era. But as various companies work on wind and solar, there's a group of scientists quietly working on another method of generating electricity, in the lab that once created the atomic bomb. ...Show More
Flying Water Taxis: Coming Soon to a River Near You?

21:31 | Aug 15th, 2017

A sailor and a windsurfing champion are trying to crack your morning commute with a new kind of transportation device: a zero-emissions boat that looks like it flies above the water. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Marie Mawad and Aki Ito take a lo...Show More
A Lifelong Quest for Flying Cars Sparked Frenzy, Then Bankruptcy

26:08 | Aug 8th, 2017

Silicon Valley currently has a serious case of flying car fever, but this isn't the first time enthusiasm for these vehicles has gripped the industry. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Alistair Barr and Aki Ito visit the man who's spent his entire li...Show More
Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley 

26:06 | Jul 27th, 2017

Over the last few weeks, several woman have come forward with their accounts of being harassed in the tech industry. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Aki Ito and Sarah McBride hear from a woman who's never spoken publicly about her experience. The e...Show More
Human vs Machine: Robots on the Assembly Line

21:43 | Jul 24th, 2017

One of President Donald Trump's biggest priorities is to bring manufacturing jobs home, and advances in industrial automation are making it cheaper and easier to do that. But a plant full of robots requires fewer workers. This week Bloomberg Technolo...Show More
Could 3D Holograms Replace Your Computer Screen?

22:36 | Jul 18th, 2017

A few months ago, a startup called Meta started clearing out the computer monitors that sat on employees' desks -- asking them to instead use the company's augmented reality headsets, which overlay holograms on top of the real world. This week, Bloom...Show More
Why U.S. Officials Are Worried About This Russian Firm

24:45 | Jul 11th, 2017

Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab's software is everywhere in the U.S., keeping ordinary consumers as well as banks and power plants safe from cyber attacks. But some within the U.S. government are getting worried about the Russian company's connections wit...Show More
Update: The Hostage in Mauritania

19:11 | Jul 5th, 2017

In January, we brought you the story of a cyber weapons deal involving the government of the West African nation Mauritania. It was a deal that ultimately fell apart. But while the Indian businessman brokering the deal managed to walk away with about...Show More
Human vs Machine: Fitness Gadgets

27:44 | Jun 27th, 2017

A new generation of fitness gadgets is just starting to reach consumers, and they do so much more than track your activity -- they actually tell you what to do, just like a personal trainer. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Aki Ito tests 17 devices ...Show More
Human vs. Machine: Self-Driving Trucks

28:17 | Jun 21st, 2017

One day, driving a truck could look pretty similar to a call center job. From a desk in an office, "drivers" will remotely monitor one or several trucks as they haul cargo around the country. Or at least that's the future that Starsky Robotics envisi...Show More
This Man’s Murder Might Get Solved by Amazon’s Alexa

25:49 | Jun 12th, 2017

On November 22, 2015, 47-year-old Victor Collins was found in a hot tub, apparently strangled and drowned. Investigators seized an Amazon Echo device at the scene of the crime, hoping the voice-activated speaker may have captured key evidence. This w...Show More
How Chao Bet $500 Million on Himself—and Got Even Richer

27:49 | Jun 5th, 2017

Charles Chao knew his social media platform had potential. But the parent company of Weibo, often referred to as the Twitter of China, was getting slammed in the stock market. That's when Chao decided to go all in. This week, Bloomberg Technology's D...Show More
Masayoshi Son's $100 Billion Bet to Conquer the Future

29:16 | May 30th, 2017

Masayoshi Son is already one of the Japan's most successful businessmen, and now he's making his biggest gamble yet: To invest a record $100 billion in the technology that will power our future. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Peter Elstrom and Bra...Show More
How to Earn Millions in China's App Economy

26:58 | May 22nd, 2017

In the U.S., free content -- whether that's cooking tutorials on YouTube or the latest news on Twitter -- is supported by advertising. In China, however, companies have succeeded in getting people to directly pay for what they consume, opening up a n...Show More
Why a Chinese Chemicals Company Wants To Invest in Gaming Apps

25:48 | May 16th, 2017

If you have young kids, you may already know the mobile game Talking Tom. What you might not know is that in January a Chinese hydrogen peroxide company announced plans to buy the maker of the app for $1 billion. This is just one of several similar d...Show More
Meet the Whistleblower Behind a Silicon Valley Meltdown

29:11 | May 8th, 2017

When Francisco Riordan suspected his company of breaking the law last year, he secretly reached out to government regulators. His actions set in motion events that left Rothenberg Ventures the object of a government investigation and multiple lawsuit...Show More
Fake News in the French Elections

25:51 | May 2nd, 2017

After the U.S. elections in November, our favorite internet companies faced a torrent of criticism for not doing more to curb the spread of fake news -- and responded by deploying a series of tools to combat the problem. This week, as French voters p...Show More
Son of Chinese Factory Workers Built This $1.5 Billion Startup

28:20 | Apr 27th, 2017

We still think of Silicon Valley as the world's technology hub, but China's quickly catching up. For one, consider this stat: China has created as many billion-dollar startups this year as the U.S. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Peter Elstrom and ...Show More
Pinterest's Second Act

25:58 | Apr 20th, 2017

Remember Pinterest? Only a few years ago, the pinboard of the internet was one of the buzziest startups in Silicon Valley. Since then, the company's grown quietly, overshadowed in the news by other businesses in the industry. This week, Bloomberg Tec...Show More
Here's the Incredible Promise of Medicine That Targets Our DNA

27:35 | Apr 10th, 2017

Around the world, people suffer from a genetic condition called hemophilia. Even with expensive and time-consuming treatments, simple injuries for these patients hold the threat of turning into serious complications and even life-threatening events. ...Show More
How Tech Companies Stake Out Hackathons for Future Stars

24:45 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Tech companies face a harsh reality: You're only as good as your latest product. The scramble to identify and lure the best talent has taken recruiters to unusual places. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Lizette Chapman visits a recent hackathon at ...Show More
Inside YouTube's Battle Against the Internet's Darkest Corners

30:58 | Mar 30th, 2017

A crisis is brewing at the world's largest video service. YouTube has seen big advertisers from AT&T to Wal-Mart pull their ads off the platform over fears that their brand will appear next to offensive or extremist content. This week, Bloomberg Tech...Show More
The 13 Million Nerds That Apple's Counting On

21:46 | Mar 20th, 2017

If you own an iPhone, chances are you've used Apple's App Store to buy and download apps. For years, while iPhones were flying off the shelves, Apple had the power to dictate the rules of how software developers all over the world made those apps-- a...Show More
Your Tax Dollars Subsidize Amazon. Are the Jobs Worth It?

25:32 | Mar 13th, 2017

When Amazon opened a warehouse in the Minneapolis suburb of Shakopee last year, a thousand people got new jobs. In return, Amazon got millions of dollars in tax breaks. This week, Spencer Soper visits Shakopee to examine the impact the e-commerce gia...Show More
The Billion Dollar Industry of Professional Video Game Battles

26:11 | Mar 6th, 2017

Do you ever spend time online watching people compete with each other at playing video games? Perhaps not (yet), but this pastime known as esports is turning into a popular and potentially lucrative category of sports entertainment. This week, Bloomb...Show More
Why It's So Hard to Build a Startup Outside the Big Tech Hubs

19:54 | Feb 27th, 2017

When Jase Wilson launched his startup in Kansas City, Missouri, he didn't intend on leaving. But he struggled to get the funding he needed from local investors, and he decided to try his luck in California. Before long, Jase won the backing of, among...Show More
Snapchat's High-Stakes Clash With Its Neighbors on Venice Beach

29:38 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Ever since it was a tiny startup, Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has been based in the quirky, bohemian Los Angeles beach town of Venice. Now, the social media app maker employs almost 2,000 workers and is about to become a publicly traded com...Show More
How the Internet's Just Starting to Transform Cuba

23:01 | Feb 13th, 2017

In the past two years, Cuba has started rolling out public access to the internet. Wifi is now available through a network of hotspots-- but access is expensive, and the connection can be patchy and slow. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Pia Gadkari...Show More
Silicon Valley's Revolt Against Trump's Travel Ban

25:42 | Feb 6th, 2017

On his eighth day in office, President Trump signed an executive order banning the U.S. entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries. The move sparked outrage from several tech companies, which rely heavily on the talent of skilled foreigners...Show More
The Untold Story of One of Uber's Very First Drivers

29:15 | Jan 30th, 2017

More than 1.5 million people drive for Uber in cities all over the world. And yet, as the company finds new ways to make rides cheaper for customers, it's become harder for the app's contractors to make a decent living. This week, Brad visits one of ...Show More
What Trump's Tweets Mean for Twitter, and Democracy

31:59 | Jan 23rd, 2017

We still don't know what Trump's presidency means for the broader tech industry, but one thing is clear: He loves Twitter. On the one hand, a president speaking directly with the people seems like a good thing. But will there be unintended consequenc...Show More
Inside a Multinational Cyber Weapons Deal That Went Bust

23:11 | Jan 18th, 2017

As cyber-spying gets ever more sophisticated, governments worldwide are rushing to get equipped with the most cutting-edge technology. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Jordan Robertson and Aki Ito take you into the heart of a multimillion-dollar dea...Show More
What Happened When a Startup Tried Affirmative Action Hiring

25:56 | Jan 9th, 2017

It's something that just about every technology company says it wants to address -- diversifying its workforce. So why is the industry so full of men, most of whom are white or Asian? Bloomberg Technology's Ellen Huet and Aki Ito follow Mitchell Lee,...Show More
These Are the Worst Things That Could Happen in 2017

22:49 | Dec 23rd, 2016

It's been a year full of surprising developments, from Brexit to the election of Donald Trump. This week we're bringing you our pessimist's guide to 2017: What might happen in the tech industry if it all goes horribly wrong? These are the most dire s...Show More
Inside Pixar's Make-or-Break Gamble to Make Toy Story a Hit

23:56 | Dec 12th, 2016

Computer animated movies are everywhere these days. But in 1995 when Pixar was preparing to release Toy Story, the public had never seen a fully computer-animated movie before. Toy Story was years in the making and for Pixar everything was on the lin...Show More
When a French Billionaire Built a Free Tech School in the U.S.

27:06 | Dec 5th, 2016

Coding boot camps are everywhere these days, promising to arm you with the most highly sought skill in the modern economy: computer programming. While many programs charge thousands of dollars for just a few months of instruction, one school, started...Show More
The Fake Reviews and Counterfeits That Amazon's Trying to Quash

30:32 | Nov 25th, 2016

(Bloomberg) -- Now that the holidays are approaching, chances are you'll be doing at least some of your gift shopping on Amazon.com. But before you click "buy" on the first favorably-reviewed item you find, take a minute to learn about how you can av...Show More
How Fake News Blew Up Into a Political Crisis for Facebook

27:58 | Nov 21st, 2016

On the night of the U.S. presidential elections, one of Facebook’s former product designers turned to Facebook to vent. His claim: The social media platform may have helped inaccurate and partisan news stories reach more voters, setting the stage for...Show More
Will Siri Ever Outsmart Us?

30:48 | Nov 14th, 2016

Virtual assistants such as the iPhone's Siri are now everywhere, reading us the news, recommending restaurants and navigating a path to our jobs. But any casual user knows they're far from perfect. This week, Bloomberg Technology's Aki Ito and Alista...Show More
This Blogger Is Exposing the Risky World of Startup Investing

26:13 | Nov 7th, 2016

A handful of websites have launched in the U.K. over the last few years, allowing not only the rich but also the rest of us to invest in startups. How likely is it that you'll end up striking gold on the next Facebook? This week, Bloomberg Technology...Show More
Confessions of a Tech Entrepreneur Who Lied to Investors

16:32 | Oct 31st, 2016

When Antonio Garcia Martinez was trying to raise money for his fledgling tech company, he worried that an honest pitch wouldn't get him the funds he needed. So he lied. This week, Brad and Bloomberg Technology's Ellen Huet explore the murky world of ...Show More
How Experts Traced the DNC Hack to Russian Spies

21:32 | Oct 24th, 2016

Donald Trump insists that we don't know who was behind the cyber attack on the Democratic National Committee. Is he right? Bloomberg Technology's Jordan Robertson talks to Mike Buratowski, who oversaw the investigation into malicious code that spied ...Show More
What It Takes to Vanquish Uber

16:04 | Oct 17th, 2016

Very few things have stopped Uber in its quest for world domination -- except Didi, the Chinese ride-hailing startup that in August announced it will buy Uber's China operations. This week Lulu Chen and Brad Stone tell the story of how Didi rose to p...Show More
Inside the Spectacular Failure of Fab.com

20:36 | Oct 10th, 2016

Just a few years ago, Fab.com was valued at $1 billion. Today, it's remembered as one of the most epic flame-outs in the history of U.S. technology startups. Bloomberg's Sarah Frier, who in 2013 was the first to report on Fab's internal turmoil, talk...Show More
Welcome to Decrypted

03:42 | Oct 4th, 2016

The global technology industry is a powerful engine of innovation that drives the economy. It's also a collection of insular communities full of hidden projects, quiet rivalries, and uncomfortable truths. Join Bloomberg Technology's Brad Stone each w...Show More