Before Silicon Valley was dominated by the Big Five tech companies, there was Mozilla, an organization founded by a motley crew of coders and activists who believe the internet should be open to everyone. Those punk rock roots live on in Mozilla’s Firefox browser and its decision to stop running ads on Facebook. On this episode, hear Mark Surman, President and Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, on why “privacy” is a new business opportunity for entrepreneurs, whether he thinks kids should learn to code (or not), and how he keeps from burning out while fighting the monopoly mindset of Silicon Valley.
Also, Manoush and Jen explain why they’re ok with a certain kind of “branded” podcast like Firefox’s IRL, which Manoush hosts.
Season 4 of ZigZag is about examining the current culture of business and work, figuring out what needs to change, and experimenting with new ways to do it.
Matt Boynton, Audio Engineer and Sound Designer
Ania Grzesik, Audio Engineer
David Herman, Composer
Maria Wurttele, Production Coordinator