9 episodes

Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Recode’s Jason Del Rey starts with The Rise of Amazon. Over two decades, an online marketplace for books became the world’s most valuable company. We examine how it got its power, what it’s doing with it, and what might happen to it in the future. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Land of the Giants Recode

    • Technology

Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Recode’s Jason Del Rey starts with The Rise of Amazon. Over two decades, an online marketplace for books became the world’s most valuable company. We examine how it got its power, what it’s doing with it, and what might happen to it in the future. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Amazon's Middlewomen

    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 from Recode and 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 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 22 min
    'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'

    'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'

    In 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

    • 28 min
    Is Amazon Too Big? We Ask Its Sellers

    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 min
    How Amazon Charmed Wall Street

    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 min
    Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault

    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 min
    When Amazon Leaves Your Town

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

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

Cuckolded again ,

Never mind the singularity

AI is coming at us full speed. Never mind the Singularity sci-fi movies go on about. This is the real power of digital info. Giants lays it out methodically. More like this please!

EmileTab. ,

Very interesting stuff..

Looking forward for the next episodes 👌🏼

ToontoMike ,

Very interesting...

Like s history of the new church...behind the scenes..well done

Top Podcasts In Technology

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Recode