Kara Swisher on why Big Tech is too rich to fail
On the premiere episode of "Back to Biz with Katie and Boz," co-hosts Katie Couric and Bozoma Saint John set the stage for their forward-looking 10-episode series about how our pandemic present will shape the future of business — from tech and media, to education and sports, to fashion and pop culture. Their first guest is none other than tech and media journalist and podcaster Kara Swisher who offers a big-picture look at the ways the shuttered economy has made Big Tech even bigger — for better and worse. "Any trends that were present have been accelerated and then helped by tech," Kara says. "You could go around from industry to industry. Look at streaming entertainment that people have been using. Look at Netflix — [it's] never had more usage." Katie, Boz and Kara discuss what it means to be an essential worker and why all businesses will have to reassess what "gig work" means. They also talk about the future of education, why TikTok is having more than a moment, and the exciting and hopeful innovations that are bubbling up in tech. For more information on this episode, subscribe to Katie Couric's morning newsletter "Wake-Up Call" at KatieCouric.com. And make sure to follow Katie Couric and Bozoma Saint John on Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.