on September 23, 2020
US President Donald Trump has granted approval to a deal that helps social media app TikTok avoid a US ban. Its owner, Chinese technology provider ByteDance is partnering with US computing firm Oracle and retail giant Walmart. But divergent statements from the White House and ByteDance are raising questions over the terms of the agreement. Mobin Nasir reports. For more we were joined by Santosh Rao Princeton, New Jersey. He is a Research Head at Manhattan Venture Partners.
on September 16, 2020
The US Federal Trade Commission is reportedly preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, for using its market dominance to stifle competition. If found guilty, the social media giant may be forced to spin-off parts of its business. The company is also under pressure for allowing hate speech to spread on its platforms, which include Instagram and WhatsApp. Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael B. Jordan and several other celebrities have frozen their social media accounts for 24 hours, to draw attention to Facebook’s inaction against online hate speech and misinformation. For more on this, Santosh Rao joined us from New Jersey. He’s head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners.
on September 9, 2020
Santosh Rao speaks with Emily Chang about Palantir’s upcoming direct listing.
on August 27, 2020
Santosh Rao speaking about why Airbnb decided to go public now
on August 20, 2020
Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners discusses Airbnb’s decision to file confidentially for an IPO, and whether there is enough demand for this to be a massive offering in the market.
on August 12, 2020
Santosh Rao Manhattan Venture Partners, and Angelo Zino, CFRA Research, discuss Lyft earnings and their outlooks for the company.
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