The Premise: Stories From The Front Line Of Tech

The Premise is a new podcast from Forbes’ tech news team that defogs and defuses the hype in business technology. We try to spot and explain the most important trends in mobile, security, cloud and data and explore how companies and organizations are using these tools to make the world a better and more profitable place. The Premise will alternate between feature segments and interviews with the brightest minds in tech.
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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 28, 2016

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Forbes staffers Parmy Olson, Alex Knapp, and Maggie McGrath discuss the initial impact to markets from the Brexit result, and what this vote might mean for tech industries in the UK and beyond going forward.

Jun 21, 2016

More and more, drones are finding their way into businesses you wouldn’t expect – from insurance to the oil & gas industry. We talked to Paul Doersch, CEO of Kespry and Jonathan Downey, CEO of Airware about the potential for drones – and the data they collect – to transform traditional industries.

Jun 14, 2016

As technology advances, regulators are struggling to keep up. We talked to Neelie Kroes, a member of Uber's public affairs advisory board, and Jeff Matthews, Director of Venture Strategy and Research for the Space Frontier Foundation. They gave the lowdown regarding the regulatory environment on the ground – and above the skies.

Jun 7, 2016

Apple made headlines and turned heads with its billion dollar investment into Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing. Google’s also a player in the investment world, with its venture capital arm having been an early investor into Uber. How are Silicon Valley giants changing investing? We talked to Hans Tung of GGV, and Tom Hulme and Avid Larizadeh Duggan from Google Ventures to find out.