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Land of the Giants

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Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants

Recode

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Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Netflix now has nearly 200 million subscribers, and the biggest companies in media and tech are racing to catch up. In our new season, The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine the unique ways the company has disrupted entertainment and completely changed the way we watch TV. New episodes begin June 23rd. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 min2019 JUL 22
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min2019 JUL 23
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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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min2019 JUL 30
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Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?

When Amazon Leaves Your Town

EIn 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41 min2019 AUG 6
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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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 min2019 AUG 13
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Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault

How Amazon Charmed Wall Street

When Amazon became a publicly traded company in 1997, it was losing money. And it wouldn’t turn a profit for years. So how did it convince Wall Street to do something unprecedented: Turn a blind eye to profit? And how did that help Amazon become one of the world’s most valuable companies today -- and how did it change the way tech companies grow? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 min2019 AUG 20
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How Amazon Charmed Wall Street

Is Amazon Too Big? We Ask Its Sellers

Small businesses and major brands alike rely on Amazon but are increasingly ambivalent about selling on the platform. The Amazon Marketplace is a battle royale of millions of sellers and declining profit margins. Meanwhile, Amazon is building its own branded line of competing products, called AmazonBasics. That, and other practices, make Amazon their frenemy -- a major competitor as well as their most important partner. From a societal standpoint, is this a good thing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 min2019 AUG 27
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Is Amazon Too Big? We Ask Its Sellers

'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'

EIn the final episode of our season on Amazon, NYU professor and “Pivot” podcast co-host Scott Galloway tells Jason Del Rey that Amazon needs to be broken up - and which parts of the company should be spun off first. They discuss Amazon’s ultimate impact on us as consumers, who are the companies left that can really compete with Amazon, and question the idea that we live in an era of innovation. Recorded live on September 9, 2019 at Code Commerce in New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 min2019 SEP 12
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'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'

Amazon's Middlewomen

Why do so many Amazon packages take a pitstop in the small town of Roundup, Montana? Find out in this episode of Reset, the new tech podcast fromRecodeand the Vox Media Podcast Network. Jason Del Rey and Reset host Arielle Duhaime-Ross discuss how Amazon's Marketplace has created some very unusual business opportunities. If you enjoyed this episode,subscribe to Reset for free onApple Podcasts, Spotify,Stitcher,Overcast,Pocket Casts, oryour favorite podcast appto get new episodes every week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 min2019 NOV 26
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Amazon's Middlewomen

The Netflix Effect

In Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine how Netflix got where it is today and whether or not it can maintain its streaming supremacy. Hear from Netflix’s founders and top executives as well as its competitors, critics and more - covering everything from its unusual internal culture to its battle with Blockbuster, its disruption of Hollywood and the upcoming streaming wars. The series comes out on Tuesdays starting June 23rd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 minJUN 15
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The Netflix Effect

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 min2019 JUL 22
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min2019 JUL 23
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min2019 JUL 30
Comments
Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?

When Amazon Leaves Your Town

EIn 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41 min2019 AUG 6
Comments
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 min2019 AUG 13
Comments
Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault

How Amazon Charmed Wall Street

When Amazon became a publicly traded company in 1997, it was losing money. And it wouldn’t turn a profit for years. So how did it convince Wall Street to do something unprecedented: Turn a blind eye to profit? And how did that help Amazon become one of the world’s most valuable companies today -- and how did it change the way tech companies grow? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 min2019 AUG 20
Comments
How Amazon Charmed Wall Street

Is Amazon Too Big? We Ask Its Sellers

Small businesses and major brands alike rely on Amazon but are increasingly ambivalent about selling on the platform. The Amazon Marketplace is a battle royale of millions of sellers and declining profit margins. Meanwhile, Amazon is building its own branded line of competing products, called AmazonBasics. That, and other practices, make Amazon their frenemy -- a major competitor as well as their most important partner. From a societal standpoint, is this a good thing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 min2019 AUG 27
Comments
Is Amazon Too Big? We Ask Its Sellers

'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'

EIn the final episode of our season on Amazon, NYU professor and “Pivot” podcast co-host Scott Galloway tells Jason Del Rey that Amazon needs to be broken up - and which parts of the company should be spun off first. They discuss Amazon’s ultimate impact on us as consumers, who are the companies left that can really compete with Amazon, and question the idea that we live in an era of innovation. Recorded live on September 9, 2019 at Code Commerce in New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 min2019 SEP 12
Comments
'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'

Amazon's Middlewomen

Why do so many Amazon packages take a pitstop in the small town of Roundup, Montana? Find out in this episode of Reset, the new tech podcast fromRecodeand the Vox Media Podcast Network. Jason Del Rey and Reset host Arielle Duhaime-Ross discuss how Amazon's Marketplace has created some very unusual business opportunities. If you enjoyed this episode,subscribe to Reset for free onApple Podcasts, Spotify,Stitcher,Overcast,Pocket Casts, oryour favorite podcast appto get new episodes every week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22 min2019 NOV 26
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Amazon's Middlewomen

The Netflix Effect

In Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine how Netflix got where it is today and whether or not it can maintain its streaming supremacy. Hear from Netflix’s founders and top executives as well as its competitors, critics and more - covering everything from its unusual internal culture to its battle with Blockbuster, its disruption of Hollywood and the upcoming streaming wars. The series comes out on Tuesdays starting June 23rd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3 minJUN 15
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The Netflix Effect
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