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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Aug 30, 2016

People are using Trello to plan everything from their weddings to their sales strategies. But what happens when the market is overrun with productivity apps, including some that are just too addictive?

Aug 9, 2016

For decades, we used the mouse and keyboard to tell our computers what to do. Today we’re starting to use touchscreens and voice commands. Tomorrow? We may use nothing more than a flick of our wrist – or our thoughts. Join us as we talk to some of the innovators creating the interfaces of the future.

Aug 2, 2016

Since its release, 'Pokémon GO' has quickly become a global phenomenon. We take a look at the business behind the game and what it might mean for both Nintendo and AR in the future. We also talk to Chikai Ohazama, Keyhole cofounder and longtime Google engineer, who provides insight into the game’s evolution and roots in mapping software.

Jul 19, 2016

Startup Big Health has found a way to make the staff at LinkedIn and Comcast more productive, by helping them sleep more. It’s part of a growing trend of digital medicine that’s increasingly being found in the workplace.

Jul 12, 2016

The software people use in their day to day lives has come a long way since Lotus 1-2-3. We talk to Box CEO Aaron Levie and Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane about how the world of enterprise apps changed in the smartphone era – and how it will change further in the future.

Jul 5, 2016

Autonomous vehicles are getting closer to a daily reality – and infrastructure and regulations are racing to keep up. We talked to Local Motors CEO John Rogers about autonomous shuttle Olli, and Peter Esser from NXP about the infrastructure for autonomous cars and smart cities.

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.

May 24, 2016

Jerry Chen of VC firm Greylock Partners and Chris Curran, chief technologist at PricewaterhouseCoopers join the show to talk about artificial intelligence. Despite fears that AI will steal jobs, the picture they paint is one where AI is able to create opportunities for people to pursue more meaningful, creative careers.