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CNN Tech Reporter Laurie Segall Dives Into The Dark Side

Laurie Segall is senior technology correspondent for CNN and editor-at-large for CNN Tech where she dives into the intersection of tech and culture. Her six-part investigative series, "Mostly Human" explores the deep and darker questions that arise out of humans' integration of tech - tackling topics including sex, love and death. In this episode, recorded at WebSummit in Portugal, Segall and host Steve Bertoni, talk about the impact tech and social media are having on our day-to-day lives as veteran observers of the tech and start-up scene. Plus, hear Segall share how her custom-made AI bot went terribly wrong.
00:54:00 12/12/2017

Past Episodes

About twenty years ago, Simon Segars started out as a design engineer at ARM Holdings, then a scrappy start-up tech company. Now, ARM is a dominant force in designing the processing data on chips and Segars leads as CEO. The company's reach is far. In the past 25 years, 100 billion chips containing ARM technology have been shipped. Hear Segars talk about the company's unique culture, its approach to innovating tech and his predictions for the future of tech security.
00:36:50 12/5/2017
Jon Oringer started out with 30 thousand photos of his own that he sold subscription-style to members who wanted access to stock images. Now, Shutterstock has 160 million images and has branched into video, AI and machine learning. Hear how this serial entrepreneur figured out how to run a company though he's never worked for one, what it meant to take the company public and his predictions for the future.
00:46:04 11/28/2017
An early investor in Uber and many other startups, Jason Calacanis seems to have an eye for money-making companies. Hear about how he built wealth and influence from nothing, his work ethic and ways in which he thinks people can change their financial status.
01:07:22 11/21/2017
What are investors excited about in technology? How do VCs evaluate start-up founders? How do investors decide to bet millions of dollars on unproven companies? Hear Megan Quinn and Jeremy Philips, both general partners at Spark Capital give us a rare look into the competitive and ever-shifting world of high stakes venture capital. Also hear Quinn and Philips, who have backed start-ups like Slack, Tumblr and Foursquare, talk about their career paths, how they curate their investments and why they lead with collaborative decision making.
00:43:19 11/14/2017
Free and open to the public is a touring installation displaying legendary artist Robert Wilson's take on a Van Cleef & Arpels high jewelry art display. We sat down with both Wilson and the CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, Nicolas Bos, to hear about their collaboration to create a Noah's Ark-inspired exhibition that features brooches in the shape of animals. Each piece costs up to $500 thousand. We hear ruminations on the intersection of art and commerce, Wilson's approach to tackling projects and his startling act of kindness that led him onto his theatrical path. If you're able to experience the exhibition, it's said to be so immersive and theatrical, you might even forget to upload a photo to your Insta.
01:41:21 11/7/2017
Two interviews today! First: Why can't a burger be delicious, of high-end quality and presented in an inviting restaurant space for just five bucks? That's the question restauranteurs Danny Meyer and Randy Garutti set out to answer with Shake Shack -- the fast-food chain with an eye on health and sustainability that's expanding in the U.S. and internationally. We also have Aaron Mahnke on the show, creator of the smash hit podcast, "Lore" timed just for Halloween! (@40:38)
01:10:20 10/31/2017
Tariq Farid, founder of Edible Arrangements, shares how he got Edible Arrangements off the ground, innovated tech to support the business and the ethos that guides his company.
00:43:42 10/24/2017
Scott Harrison has a gravitas born of growing up too fast watching his beloved mother chronically suffer of carbon monoxide poisoning. Then, perhaps to reclaim his youth, as a 20-something club promoter in Manhattan he turned to a life of debauchery. Finally, forced to grapple with his self-destruction, he didn't just clean up his own circumstances, he started to clean up one of the planet's dirtiest problem: drinking water. He founded charity: water, an organization dedicated to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Since 2006, charity: water's efforts have changed the lives of over seven million people in 24 countries with over 24 thousand projects funded.
00:57:02 10/17/2017
Serial entrepreneurs Matt Meeker and Henrik Werdelin have mixed an obsession with dogs and the current subscription box craze to build Bark. The company started out as a monthly subscription service that delivers a box full of trendy dog toys and treats loved by both pets and people. Now, its products are carried in Target.

Many might think this idea is for the dogs, but the team has turned a loyal following, sleek online retail strategy and whimsical products into a $100 billion business. Hear how they created the brand and their future plans for our four-legged friends.
00:43:32 10/10/2017
Meet Brad Hargreaves, CEO and founder of Common, a company that rents co-living spaces. Dwellers share the chef-caliber kitchen, free on-site laundry and high-end furniture with beautiful interior design in exchange for a cost-conscious rent. Hear how this not-your-everyday-property management company wants to change the way you live by making the community-driven places affordable, fun and effortless.
00:51:32 10/3/2017

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Laurie Segall is senior technology correspondent for CNN and editor-at-large for CNN Tech where she dives into the intersection of tech and culture. Her six-part investigative series, "Mostly Human" explores the deep and darker questions that arise out of humans' integration of tech - tackling topics including sex, love and death. In this episode, recorded at WebSummit in Portugal, Segall and host Steve Bertoni, talk about the impact tech and social media are having on our day-to-day lives as veteran observers of the tech and start-up scene. Plus, hear Segall share how her custom-made AI bot went terribly wrong.
00:54:00 12/12/2017
About twenty years ago, Simon Segars started out as a design engineer at ARM Holdings, then a scrappy start-up tech company. Now, ARM is a dominant force in designing the processing data on chips and Segars leads as CEO. The company's reach is far. In the past 25 years, 100 billion chips containing ARM technology have been shipped. Hear Segars talk about the company's unique culture, its approach to innovating tech and his predictions for the future of tech security.
00:36:50 12/5/2017
Jon Oringer started out with 30 thousand photos of his own that he sold subscription-style to members who wanted access to stock images. Now, Shutterstock has 160 million images and has branched into video, AI and machine learning. Hear how this serial entrepreneur figured out how to run a company though he's never worked for one, what it meant to take the company public and his predictions for the future.
00:46:04 11/28/2017
An early investor in Uber and many other startups, Jason Calacanis seems to have an eye for money-making companies. Hear about how he built wealth and influence from nothing, his work ethic and ways in which he thinks people can change their financial status.
01:07:22 11/21/2017
What are investors excited about in technology? How do VCs evaluate start-up founders? How do investors decide to bet millions of dollars on unproven companies? Hear Megan Quinn and Jeremy Philips, both general partners at Spark Capital give us a rare look into the competitive and ever-shifting world of high stakes venture capital. Also hear Quinn and Philips, who have backed start-ups like Slack, Tumblr and Foursquare, talk about their career paths, how they curate their investments and why they lead with collaborative decision making.
00:43:19 11/14/2017

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