Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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How a crisis almost derailed the original iPhone

Bloomberg podcast: How a crisis almost derailed the original iPhone 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 ...

Why is your office always the wrong temperature?

Bloomberg podcast: Why is your office always the wrong temperature? Rebecca and Francesca head to an office that lets everyone control their own desk temperature using a phone app. We’ll see if it’s possible to resolve the annual office air conditioning wars, or whether someone’s always doomed to be uncomfortable. ...

How to teach kids thousands of miles away

Bloomberg podcast: How to teach kids thousands of miles away 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 Elstrom explores ...

How to survive a conference

Bloomberg podcast: How to survive a conference Work meetings at hotel bars, making small talk with total strangers, and waiting in line to use the restroom: It’s that time-tested corporate ritual, the conference. This week, Rebecca and Francesca went to a conference to report on the $14 billion conference industry. ...

The Tech Industry wants to revolutionize how you grocery shop

Bloomberg podcast: The Tech Industry wants to revolutionize how you grocery shop For decades, the experience of buying groceries has remained much the same — and stayed largely immune to tech disruption. But that may be about to change. Amazon’s bid for Whole Foods shows that it’s determined to revolutionize ...

Could 3D holograms replace your computer screen?

Bloomberg podcast: Could 3D holograms replace your computer screen? 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, ...

Facebook’s former employees open up about the data scandal

Bloomberg podcast: Facebook’s former employees open up about the data scandal 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 ...

How climate change affects what you buy

Bloomberg podcast: How climate change affects what you buy Climate change is already worsening extreme weather events — from hurricanes to wildfires — and beginning to affect the U.S. economy and consumers. This episode is the first in a two-part series on climate and commerce. This week, Lindsey and Jenny ...

Movie theatres want you back, so they are rushing to modernize

Bloomberg podcast: Movie theatres want you back, so they are rushing to modernize For most people, going to movies in the theater is more of a hassle than a joy — why sit in an uncomfortable chair and spend upwards of $10 to get a ticket, plus the cost of ...

The surprising origins of the gender pay gap

Bloomberg podcast: The surprising origins of the gender pay gap There was a brief moment 150 years ago when it looked like women might get equal pay for equal work. But they didn’t—and that set the standard for decades to come. On this episode of the Pay Check, Rebecca Greenfield ...

Could robots take away this classic Wall Street job?

Bloomberg podcast: Could robots take away this classic Wall Street job? 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 ...

This is how the paparazzi business really works

Bloomberg podcast: This is how the paparazzi business really works Everybody probably has some vague idea of what the paparazzi do. They ride around on motorcycles, hounding celebrities, and hopefully snapping photos of them in embarrassing situations. But how do the business and economics really work? How do the photographers ...

Is your personality right for your job?

Bloomberg podcast: Is your personality right for your job? Employers are increasingly putting prospective workers through personality tests. The idea is that certain characteristics lend themselves to certain types of work, and that a straightforward job interview can’t identify them. Rebecca and Francesca talk about how much personality matters at ...

How to get dressed for work

Bloomberg podcast: How to get dressed for work We’d like to think that what we wear to work doesn’t matter, but tons of research has found that it does. Yes, people judge you based on your outfit choices. The right work wear can also make us feel good and enhance ...

This is how the Chocolate Market actually works

Bloomberg podcast: This is how the Chocolate Market actually works When you’re eating a chocolate bar, there’s a good chance you’re not thinking about the complex commodity market that allows cocoa beans to make it into a tasty snack. But obviously cocoa trading is a huge business. On this week’s ...

The Race to Teach Robots How to Do Our Jobs

Bloomberg podcast: The Race to Teach Robots How to Do Our Jobs 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 ...