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The Source Code: Susan Wojcicki

One of the most powerful leaders in the tech industry on regulation, content moderation, and creators.
CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki.
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The Source Code: China's livestreaming industry is huge, lucrative and kind of dystopian

Dec 11, 2018
In the United States, would-be internet stars turn to YouTube, Twitch or Instagram. In China, it’s a livestreaming platform called YY, where creators sing or tell jokes to an audience that pays them directly in the form of digital gifts. Top streamers can make $100,000 a month or more, and lots of people now want […]
Filmmaker Hao Wu at Future Tense in Washington, D.C., in 2017.
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The Source Code: Brad Katsuyama

Sep 19, 2018
The former trader started his own stock exchange, IEX, to address his concerns about high-frequency trading.
IEX Group President and CEO Bradley Katsuyama, right, and Notre Dame finance professor Robert Battalio prepare to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee about high-speed stock trading in 2014.
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The Source Code: Mignon Clyburn

May 9, 2018
A retiring FCC commissioner on how politics and technology have both gotten a little out of hand.
Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn addresses protesters outside the Federal Communication Commission building to rally against the end of net neutrality rules December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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The Source Code: Tim Armstrong

Feb 19, 2018
The CEO of Oath talks about the combination of AOL and Yahoo.
Tim Armstrong speaks at an event on the Times Center Stage in New York City.
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The Source Code: Feminista Jones

Feb 16, 2018
How Black Twitter is influencing the American conversation.
Hundreds of demonstrators, many of them Howard University students, march down the middle of U Street Northwest after a grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.
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The Source Code: Chamath Palihapitiya

Dec 19, 2017
Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya on why he wants to change how tech companies go public.
The founder and CEO of Social Capital, Chamath Palihapitiya, speaks onstage at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit back in Oct. 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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The Source Code: Ellen Pao

Nov 15, 2017
Our conversation with Ellen Pao on the pervasive sexual harassment problem in venture capital.
Ellen Pao leaves the San Francisco Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break from her trial on March 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Pao, Reddit's interim CEO, is suing her former employer, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, for $16 million alleging she was sexually harassed.
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The Source Code: Kim Stanley Robinson

Oct 24, 2017
Colonizing Mars won't be a moneymaker, according to sci fi author Kim Stanley Robinson.
Kim Stanley Robinson.
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