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Jul 24, 2014

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Facebook’s blow-the-roof off earnings report shows that it has figured out mobile, and is set to dominate the mobile ad world. So how did that happen, and what comes next? Plus, in its latest earnings report, automaker GM has revealed that it expects to spend between $400 million and $600 million to compensate victims of its defective ignition switches. We consider the company’s strategy in handling its massive recall. Also, Twitter released its diversity statistics yesterday. Not surprisingly, they were as dismal as those at Google, Facebook and other tech companies. So now that they know the scope of the problem, what are these companies doing to address it?

Segments From this episode

3 changes in digital thinking from Yahoo's CMO

Jul 23, 2014
Kathy Savitt says Yahoo has narrowed its hundreds of products down to four.

Kai Ryssdal vs. the American Girl Store

Jul 24, 2014
We went behind the scenes with Jean McKenzie, executive vice president for American Girl.

No deluge of campaign cash after limits end

Jul 24, 2014
Lobbyists are among the small number of donors affected by the decision.

Facebook mobilizes, successfully

Jul 24, 2014
Facebook’s strong second-quarter earnings were propelled by mobile-ad revenue.

How can tech companies diversify their workforces?

Jul 24, 2014
It takes more than just training and recruiting women and people of color.
People work inside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. 
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GM's post-recall strategy pays dividends

Jul 24, 2014
The automaker has handled the crisis over faulty ignition switches well. What now?

Following movie stars all the way to the theater

Jul 24, 2014
What are you going to see this weekend? Check your timeline.

Facebook’s blow-the-roof off earnings report shows that it has figured out mobile, and is set to dominate the mobile ad world. So how did that happen, and what comes next? Plus, in its latest earnings report, automaker GM has revealed that it expects to spend between $400 million and $600 million to compensate victims of its defective ignition switches. We consider the company’s strategy in handling its massive recall. Also, Twitter released its diversity statistics yesterday. Not surprisingly, they were as dismal as those at Google, Facebook and other tech companies. So now that they know the scope of the problem, what are these companies doing to address it?

Music from the episode

Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John