Bluesky’s Big Bet + Are Deals Dead in Silicon Valley?

Hard Fork

Feb 9 2024 • 1 hr 8 mins

Bluesky, the Twitter spin-off, is now open for public sign-ups. Can its dreams of decentralization fix social media? We talk with CEO Jay Graber. Then, New York Times reporter Erin Griffith on how Adobe’s failed acquisition of Figma has spooked tech companies and upset Silicon Valley’s startup pipeline. And finally, updates on ancient scrolls and artificial intelligence, Google’s chatbots, and the fight between record companies and TikTok.

Today’s guests:

  • Jay Graber, CEO of Bluesky
  • Erin Griffith, reporter for The New York Times

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