Axios Pro Rata
Summary: Get smarter, faster on the most talked-about topics in tech, business and politics in just 10 minutes. Hosted by Axios' business editor, Dan Primack.
Dan dissects the future of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra with Bloomberg tech reporter Kurt Wagner. Plus WeWork's big decision and an end to the General Motors strike.
Dan and Axios' Alexi McCammond dig into last night's Democratic presidential debate, in which big tech was a topic and Elizabeth Warren was the clear frontrunner. Also, Blackstone buys big in Vegas, and Trump's made-up economic advisor.
Mark Zuckerberg and Elizabeth Warren are at odds again over Facebook's decision to forgo fact checking in its political ads. Dan digs in with Axios media reporter Sara Fischer. Plus: Democrat debate prep and a real problem with fake news.
Dan digs in with Axios’ Jonathan Swan about his reporting on the Trump bluff that kicked off Turkey’s attack on Syria. Plus: the China trade deal that isn’t and why WeWork is running out of cash.
From Apple to Google, tech companies are facing increasing pressure to take a stand on the Hong Kong protests: following money vs. morals. Dan digs in with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried. Plus: Dyson gives up on electric vehicles and why Hooters merged with a pharmaceutical company.
In San Francisco, the median rent is now $3,550. Dan chats with Axios Cities Editor Kim Hart about California’s new rent control law that could affect nearly 40 million Americans. Plus: esports moves into dollar stores and Apple capitulates in China. https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-cities-e91d49d7-a2b8-4af7-9802-1a70351ad185.html
Dan looks at the situation surrounding a NBA executive tweeting support for the Hong Kong protestors and the league's attempt to not let it affect its business relationship in China, with Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix. Plus: WeWork mess continues and the push to stop police form viewing Ring doorbells.
Dan talks with Axios CEO Jim VandeHei about the likelihood of impeachment, President Trump’s favorability and the public debate ahead of 2020. Plus: racial inequality in automation and very bad news for private equity.
Foreign companies have boosted manufacturing in the U.S., accounting for tens of thousands of jobs — but the trade war with China threatens that growth. Dan digs in with Axios’ Erica Pandey. Plus: a digital media mega-merger and the big piece of legislation that could actually be helped by impeachment.
The 18th week of widespread protests have erupted in Hong Kong and one protester was shot with live ammunition by police. Dan talks with the Wall Street Journal’s Natasha Khan, reporting live from Hong Kong, about the latest. Plus: a big ruling on net neutrality and the future of rocket making.
The Verge today published leaked audio from internal Facebook meetings, during which Mark Zuckerberg told employees that an Elizabeth Warren presidency posed an "existential" threat to the company. Dan digs in with The Verge's Casey Newton.
Dan digs into why investors are beginning to avoid high-growth tech companies, with Axios Markets Editor Dion Rabouin. Plus: Google's latest DC headache and the return of Davos in the Desert. https://www.axios.com/startups-private-valuations-ipo-markets-wework-uber-f689ac22-403e-4d19-b7ed-f58278380f4d.html
Dan decodes the Trump whistleblower complaint with Axios Politics Editor Margaret Talev. Plus: Peloton saves New York and CEOs are exiting at a record pace.
Dan talks with Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried about the shifting super-control of founders after Adam Neumann’s WeWork departure. Plus: the European “right to be forgotten” and the only transcript that matters.
Nicholas Johnston guest hosts for Dan and talks to Axios White House reporter Alayna Treene — reporting live from the Capitol — about the Democratic impeachment proceedings. Plus: the somber eurozone economic situation and Bernie’s next move on taxes.