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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 Ukraine’s wide use of cryptocurrency is playing out during the war

With Michael Chobanian, the president of the Blockchain Association of Ukraine

The videos that don’t work on YouTube and the future of the creator business with Nebula CEO Dave Wiskus

Running a creator-owned streaming service

UiPath CEO Daniel Dines thinks automation can fight the great resignation

Uber, Facebook, and Spotify already use UiPath software

How big companies kill ideas — and how to fight back, with Tony Fadell

Stories and lessons from his new book, Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making

Government surveillance, Elon Musk, and free speech, with EFF executive director Cindy Cohn

On the frontier of fighting the NSA

A former Foxconn executive tries to explain what went wrong in Wisconsin

A plan to revive US manufacturing gone wrong

Chris Dixon thinks web3 is the future of the internet — is it?

Plus, why a16z has spent $3 billion on web3 startups

Is streaming just becoming cable again? Julia Alexander thinks so

Plus, Disney’s battle of the Bobs

Steve Aoki on why he’s a ‘crypto believer’

Are NFTs the future of the music business?

How Robinhood’s Aparna Chennapragada is building the future of investing

Robinhood is launching a new cash card today

How the EU is fighting tech giants with Margrethe Vestager

The European Commission’s competition watchdog is thinking bigger than lawsuits

How WordPress and Tumblr are keeping the internet weird

CEO Matt Mullenweg on why he bets big on small companies

The future of computers is only $4 away, with Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton

Plus, how to make a chip in a chip shortage

Inside Sonos’ decision to sue Google — and how it won

Protecting your patents against tech giants

Can the law keep up with crypto?

Demystifying the law of the internet with crypto professor Tonya Evans

What an NFL coaching scandal can teach tech about diversity

Tackling tech’s diversity problem with Bärí Williams

News with a Capital B: CEO Lauren Williams on why we need news for and by Black people 

How a Black news startup was born from a racial justice reckoning

The business of finding a better job, with Career Karma CEO Ruben Harris

Turning the ‘Great Resignation’ into good business

Seven CEOs and one secretary of transportation on the future of cars

Featuring the CEOs of Volkswagen, Ford, and Jeep

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