Recode’s Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer were originally scheduled to discuss only the Spotify IPO on this week’s Too Embarrassed to Ask — but just minutes before they went into the studio on Tuesday, reports emerged of an active shooter on the YouTube campus. You can find the latest info about that shooting here.
On this week’s podcast episode, they wound up discussing both topics: What the shooting says about security on the famously laid-back campuses of tech companies and (as originally planned) Spotify’s unusual IPO and other startups that may go public in the near future.
“The big question for the second half of the year is going to be Lyft,” Schleifer said. “The idea would be that Lyft would go first [before Uber], have the public goodwill and have the investors be excited about their company, rather than being compared to Uber, which is still valued at four or five times higher than Lyft’s valuation.”
Later in the show, Recode’s Kurt Wagner joined Kara in the studio to talk about the continuing fallout of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica fiasco, a privacy scandal that has had enough staying power to send Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress.
“There’s been the criticism that ‘Facebook does all this stuff and it doesn’t think of the consequences,’” Wagner said, referring to recent revelations about internal emails at the company. “Well, now we know: At the very least, they’ve thought through some of the consequences. The question is, do they care about it?”
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