Tech titans spar over future of America

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and tech investor Peter Thiel get into a heated debate about whether America is heading in the right direction.

Brainstorm Tech Videos
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    Investor John Doerr defends Silicon Valley's culture against arguments by the New Yorker's George Packer that the tech industry is disconnected from the middle class.

  • Is Silicon Valley out of touch? 

    Investor John Doerr defends Silicon Valley's culture against arguments by the New Yorker's George Packer that the tech industry is disconnected from the middle class.

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    At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino explains how Ticketmaster's aging technology has hampered its opportunities for growth.

  • YouTube's growing influence on TV 

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, NBC and CBS executives compare YouTube to the early days of cable television.

  • Uber calls competitor service 'criminal' 

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks about competition from ride-sharing services like Lyft.

  • Why ESPN hired Nate Silver 

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, ESPN executive John Kosner talks about how the sports network plans to use its latest hire, analytics guru Nate Silver.

  • Wal-Mart's plan to beat Amazon 

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, Wal-Mart Global E-commerce CEO Neil Ashe discusses what the retail giant is doing to compete with Amazon in the online shopping space.

  • James Murdoch on MySpace mistake 

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, 21st Century Fox International CEO James Murdoch talks about what he's learned from mistakes like MySpace and the Daily.

  • How Fox plans to take on ESPN 

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, 21st Century Fox Intl. CEO James Murdoch talks about the company's plans for Fox Sports One, a new all sports network.