Nilay Patel talks to Steven Yang, the CEO and founder of Anker Innovations. The conversation covers the full stack of Decoder topics: taking bets on new tech like gallium nitride, building a direct-to-consumer business on Amazon, and the complexity of managing the Amazon relationship, regulatory issues, platform fees — you name it. And all from a company that started making phone chargers. Anker is endlessly fascinating.
Anker CEO Steven Yang is all in on USB-C
Amazon-Native Brand Anker Goes Public
EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones
Gallium nitride is the silicon of the future
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Anker MagGo devices snap on for wireless iPhone charging in your car and home
Amazon confirms it removed RavPower, a popular phone battery and charger brand
Another Amazon-first gadget brand has suspiciously vanished: Choetech
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Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone, Alexander Charles Adams, and Andrew Marino. We are edited by Callie Wright. Our music is by Breakmaster Cylinder.
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