152 episodes

The Big Technology Podcast takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators. Alex Kantrowitz, a Silicon Valley journalist who's interviewed the world's top tech CEOs — from Mark Zuckerberg to Larry Ellison — is the host.

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The Big Technology Podcast takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators. Alex Kantrowitz, a Silicon Valley journalist who's interviewed the world's top tech CEOs — from Mark Zuckerberg to Larry Ellison — is the host.

    Brian Stelter On His CNN Exit, The Network’s Path Forward, And TV’s Future

    Brian Stelter On His CNN Exit, The Network’s Path Forward, And TV’s Future

    Brian Stelter was the host of CNN's Reliable Sources until the network canceled it last summer. Stelter joins Big Technology Podcast to look back at his tenure and exit, examine where CNN is heading, and ponder the role of television news in a world filled with digital alternatives. Tune in for a deep conversation focused on the news industry, tech, and business worlds. And stay tuned till the end when we debate whether AI will be a better 'companion' to people than media personalities and influencers.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    BuzzFeed Employs AI, Tesla Stock Goes Wild, Salesforce Is Challenged

    BuzzFeed Employs AI, Tesla Stock Goes Wild, Salesforce Is Challenged

    Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) BuzzFeed creating content with AI 2) The tech industry's destiny to suffer alone in this economic drawback 3) Tesla stock's wild ride 4) Salesforce's challenge from an activist investor 5) Trump's return to Facebook 6) TikTok's recent lobbying efforts 7) Menswear guy on Twitter 8) Ticketmaster's Senate hearing.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Is ChatGPT A Step Toward Human-Level AI? — With Yann LeCun

    Is ChatGPT A Step Toward Human-Level AI? — With Yann LeCun

    Yann LeCun is the chief AI scientist at Meta, a professor of computer science at NYU, and a pioneer of deep learning. He joins Big Technology Podcast to put Generative AI in context, discussing whether ChatGPT and the like are a step toward human-level artificial intelligence, or something completely different. Join us for a fun, substantive discussion about this technology, the makeup of OpenAI, and where the field heads next. Stay tuned for the second half, where we discuss the ethics of using others' work to train AI models.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Google Layoffs, Netflix Shakeup, and Davos Recap

    Google Layoffs, Netflix Shakeup, and Davos Recap

    Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) Google Layoffs 2) Netflix's prospects and leadership change 3) Davos pros and cons 4) Media layoffs 5) Robinhood's new financial publication.
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    • 55 min
    Amazon's Identity Crisis — With Todd Bishop

    Amazon's Identity Crisis — With Todd Bishop

    Todd Bishop is the co-founder of Geekwire, a tech news site based in Seattle. Bishop joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss how Amazon will navigate its new dedication to efficiency without losing its inventive spirit. Can 'The Everything Store' become 'The Some Things Store?' That's the crucial question to ask about a tech behemoth that's lost 40% of its value over the past year and is struggling to find its footing under CEO Andy Jassy. Stay tuned for the second half where we touch on labor, Microsoft's relationship with OpenAI, and more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    New Era Of Tech Accountability? + The Impending AI Ethics War

    New Era Of Tech Accountability? + The Impending AI Ethics War

    Ranjan Roy of Margins joins us for another Big Technology Podcast: Friday Edition covering the week's news. This week, we check in on the following stories: 1) JPMorgan's failed acquisition of Frank, a college financial planning platform with an exaggerated userbase 2) SBF's new Substack 3) The SEC vs. crypto 4) AI's impact on the tech giants 5) The impending 'AI ethics' war 6) Is anyone still using Mastodon?
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Tomasín84 ,

Always learning

Very informative and great way to stay on top of business news in an accessible way! Keep
It coming !

david_hay ,

Really really informative long-form podcast

Alex covers a lot of ground with each of his guests, and the two most recent episodes, both of which pertain to the 2020 US Election, were especially useful.

As an outside, who's followed the news for the past forever, the insights from Steve and Noah provided good background.

This, supplemented with Justin Robert Young's Politics Politics Politics ( Px3 ), have made the election more understandable to a non-US audience.

Thanks again, and keep up the awesome work, Alex n' team

Ben_Eire ,

Strong opener with a lot of potential

The host has excellent credentials and started with two high quality guest, look forward to more episodes.

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