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Land of the Giants

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Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants

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Today’s “information age” is predominantly powered by five major technology companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google – or “FAANG”. Each season, we’ll dive into one corporation and examine the ways it’s changed our lives – for better and for worse. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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The Rise of Amazon

Examine how the biggest tech companies rose to power, and what they're doing with that power. In season one, The Rise of Amazon, Recode's senior commerce correspondent Jason Del Rey traces how Jeff Bezos transformed Amazon from an online bookseller to one of the largest companies in the world, and what that means for how we shop, work, and live.Tuesdays starting July 23rd.Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app.

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With over 100 million members, Prime is the engine that’s made Amazon a retailing juggernaut and one of the largest companies in the world. Jason Del Rey explores how Prime came to be, why it’s so effective at keeping us locked into the Amazon ecosystem, and how it became the source of the company’s power.Enjoyed this episode?Rate us and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.Want to get in touch?Tweet @recode or send an email to landofthegiants@voxmedia.com.Subscribe for free.Be the first to hear next week's episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.

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Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can tell you the weather, operate home appliances, and video chat family members. Alexa aims to be the centerpiece of the “smart home” connected to the Internet. It can lull us with the convenience, but what’s the downside to letting Alexa run your entire home? And why is Amazon making a microwave oven powered by Alexa?

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In 1999, Amazon opened one of its first warehouses in the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. Fifteen years later, it closed. We visit Coffeyville to learn what Amazon can bring and what it can take away, and what lessons Coffeyville might have for a community that’s just getting started with an Amazon warehouse: Staten Island, New York.

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Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault

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38 MIN5 days ago
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Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault
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Latest Episodes

The Rise of Amazon

Examine how the biggest tech companies rose to power, and what they're doing with that power. In season one, The Rise of Amazon, Recode's senior commerce correspondent Jason Del Rey traces how Jeff Bezos transformed Amazon from an online bookseller to one of the largest companies in the world, and what that means for how we shop, work, and live.Tuesdays starting July 23rd.Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app.

2 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
The Rise of Amazon

Why You’ll Never Quit Amazon Prime

With over 100 million members, Prime is the engine that’s made Amazon a retailing juggernaut and one of the largest companies in the world. Jason Del Rey explores how Prime came to be, why it’s so effective at keeping us locked into the Amazon ecosystem, and how it became the source of the company’s power.Enjoyed this episode?Rate us and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.Want to get in touch?Tweet @recode or send an email to landofthegiants@voxmedia.com.Subscribe for free.Be the first to hear next week's episode by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.

34 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Why You’ll Never Quit Amazon Prime

Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can tell you the weather, operate home appliances, and video chat family members. Alexa aims to be the centerpiece of the “smart home” connected to the Internet. It can lull us with the convenience, but what’s the downside to letting Alexa run your entire home? And why is Amazon making a microwave oven powered by Alexa?

34 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?

When Amazon Leaves Your Town

In 1999, Amazon opened one of its first warehouses in the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. Fifteen years later, it closed. We visit Coffeyville to learn what Amazon can bring and what it can take away, and what lessons Coffeyville might have for a community that’s just getting started with an Amazon warehouse: Staten Island, New York.

41 MIN1 weeks ago
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When Amazon Leaves Your Town

Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault

In recent years Amazon has quietly become one of the leaders in automation, reshaping its workforce of nearly 600,000 workers, and the way humans work with robots. We fear robots taking over the world, but do we understand just how we as consumers are making that future happen?

38 MIN5 days ago
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Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault
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