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Decoder

Decoder

Decoder is a new show from The Verge about big ideas – and other problems. Verge Editor-in-Chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policy makers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, and what it all means for our shared future. Subscribe here!

How Volkswagen can reinvent itself as an EV company, with CEO Herbert Diess

A new electric Microbus offers a glimpse at the future of VW

What comes after the smartphone, with Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon

Cristiano Amon is optimistic about everything

Pete Buttigieg is racing to keep up with self-driving cars

The US secretary of transportation wants to talk about innovation, infrastructure, and electric vehicles — and a little about Tesla

How Logitech bet big on work from home

Bracken Darrell talks about the mouse and keyboard renaissance

Can we regulate social media without breaking the First Amendment?

Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute, helps us answer the question

The metaverse is already here — and it’s full of Pokemon, says Niantic CEO John Hanke

You’ll Pokémon Go into the metaverse with AR not VR

From a meme to $47 million: ConstitutionDAO, crypto, and the future of crowdfunding

The real Constitution is the friends we made along the way

How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to making six figures a day

Taking an unconventional route to a conventional business

Why the future of work is the future of travel, with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

From losing 80 percent of your business to an IPO in nine months

Why charging phones is such a complex business, with Anker CEO Steven Yang

Better, faster, smaller chargers

The secrets of the first real smartphone, with Dieter Bohn

Our new documentary now streaming on your TV

Meta’s Andrew Bosworth on moving Facebook to the metaverse

Adobe’s Scott Belsky on how NFTs will change creativity

‘Prepare as NFT’ coming to Photoshop

How Jeep is going electric, with CEO Christian Meunier

They’re also working on biometric recognition

How Amazon runs Alexa, with Dave Limp

The senior vice president of devices and services gets into the weeds

Waymo co-CEO Tekedra Mawakana on how to get self-driving taxis to the mall

It’s harder than it looks

John Carreyrou’s final chapter on Theranos

Covering the blood testing startup in print and audio

How Fuck You Pay Me is empowering creators

Good 4 who? How music copyright has gone too far

How Slack changed Apple’s employee culture, with Zoë Schiffer

Remote work has made organizing easier

Why the global chip shortage is making it so hard to buy a PS5

Harvard professor Willy Shih explains the existential problem affecting cars, phones, computers, and more

The quirks and features of YouTube car reviews with Doug DeMuro

Building a career on pushing buttons and seeing what happens

Meet the self-driving brains working with Volkswagen and Ford

Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky on a new partnership with Lyft and setting realistic expectations for self-driving cars

Here’s why Apple’s new child safety features are so controversial

Encryption and consumer privacy experts break down Apple’s plan for child safety

YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan on the algorithm, monetization, and the future for creators

A peek behind the curtain at the creator economy and what’s next for YouTube Shorts

Chuck Todd on why Meet the Press can’t survive on just one platform

Personality-driven journalism applies to traditional media, too

How Blackstone became the darling of grill TikTok

An outdoor cooking company with an influencer staff and a Roku app

Can Polestar design a new kind of car company?

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath wants the freedom of an auto startup with the benefits of an established player

Juul and the business of addiction

Bloomberg’s Lauren Etter on the rise and decline of an e-cigarette upstart

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the business of Windows

Microsoft wants to make Windows 11 more flexible and open

Patreon CEO Jack Conte on why creators can’t depend on platforms

Who really owns your audience?

John Deere turned tractors into computers — what’s next?

CTO Jahmy Hindman on farming, data, and right to repair