In a major new series Danny Fortson paints a picture of Silicon Valley - how it became the most important driver of tech and society on the planet, and where the people who run it are planning on going next. Danny has been the West Coast correspondent for The Sunday Times since the beginning of 2017, covering all things technology and Silicon Valley. He also hosts the weekly Danny in the Valley podcast. Before moving to California, where he was born and raised, he spent more than a decade in London, where he grew up. You can read more of Danny's reporting from Silicon Valley by subscribing to The Times and Sunday Times at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/subscribe/
Bonus Episode - Stories of our times; Tik Tok and the data war
A special extra episode for you from the daily podcast from The Times;President Trump has ordered firms to stop doing business with social media giant TikTok over security concerns. Microsoft was the front-runner to buy the company, but now Twitter has emerged as a possible suitor. What has made the app so popular and so controversial? If you like this episode please rate and subscribe. Simply search for Stories of our times on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.Guests: Danny Fortson Sunday Times west coast correspondent.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips used: NBC, Tik Tok, ABC Australian, Biteable, France 24, CNBC, Fox News, Huffington Post, ABC News. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/2020 • 29 minutes 26 seconds
Special Episode: Stories of our times - Could tech giants get us out of lockdown?
Today an edition of our new daily podcast - Stories of our times. Our new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day, it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch.Technology might be the answer to our problems - but could we be giving up our privacy in return for our liberty? Guest: Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times West Coast correspondent Host: David AaronovitchIf you want to hear more please search for Stories of our times and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/2020 • 27 minutes 2 seconds
Atari's Nolan Bushnell "I started tinkering in third grade and never stopped"
In an additional bonus episode to Tales From Silicon Valley, The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, for the full interview that was featured in episode 1 of Tales Of Silicon Valley. He talks about growing up in Utah (0:45), setting up his first business at age 10 (3:00), managing the games department (4:20), coming to Silicon Valley (7:10), working at Ampex (8:30), playing Space War (9:30), starting a gaming company with $500 (12:30), creating Pong (16:20), running on a shoestring (19:15), selling to Warner (23:30), the Atari culture (24:40), hiring Steve Jobs (27:00), making more than all of Hollywood combined (32:00), turning down an offer to be the first investor in Apple (34:40), his worst day of work (38:15), why the tech industry took root in Silicon Valley (39:00), why he’s excited about tech in 2019 (41:00), his other ventures (45:20), what Steve Jobs got right (48:25). Ho