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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.

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Big Technology Podcast Alex Kantrowitz

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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.

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    An Inside Look At China’s Internment of Muslims, with BuzzFeed News’ Megha Rajagopalan

    An Inside Look At China’s Internment of Muslims, with BuzzFeed News’ Megha Rajagopalan

    China’s mass internment of Muslims in its Xinjiang region is one of the world's most under-covered stories. The country has detained one million people there, putting them through a “re-education” program meant to erase their language and culture, sometimes through forced labor and sterilization.

    Though comprehensive, on-the-ground reporting from Xinjiang is sparse, BuzzFeed News reporter Megha Rajagopalan has been on the story from the beginning. She joins the podcast to discuss her reports from Xinjiang itself, and how she worked with BuzzFeed contributors to monitor the internment camps using satellite imagery, finding that they are expanding.

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    • 49 min
    Apple At A Crossroads: An Interview With GV Partner M.G. Siegler

    Apple At A Crossroads: An Interview With GV Partner M.G. Siegler

    For years, Apple had a clear identity: It was the world’s best devices maker. Today, the company is trying to balance that identity with a new emphasis on software and services.

    To discuss this shift and what it means for Apple’s future, I sat down with my favorite Apple writer, GV Partner M.G. Siegler, who once covered the company for Techcrunch and continues to write about it on Medium while still working his day job.



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    • 54 min
    Box CEO Aaron Levie on Trump, the Tech Giants, and the Stock Market

    Box CEO Aaron Levie on Trump, the Tech Giants, and the Stock Market

    As the pandemic flattens much of the U.S. economy, many technology firms are doing just fine. Business is moving online, and they’re well positioned to benefit. For tech CEOs like Box’s Aaron Levie, the experience can be bewildering. While you’re riding a wave most companies can only dream about, you’re watching the rest of the economy — including many of your customers — struggle to get by. In this conversation, Levie says this economy is “not sustainable,” and offers a look into his mindset as he tries to make sense of where this is all heading.



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    • 48 min
    “It Just Felt Wrong.” Ex-Amazon VP Tim Bray On Why He Left

    “It Just Felt Wrong.” Ex-Amazon VP Tim Bray On Why He Left

    In May, Amazon VP and distinguished engineer Tim Bray said he was leaving the company. Amazon had just fired employees who spoke out against its working conditions, and Bray couldn’t tolerate it. He handed in his resignation and published an astonishing blog post detailing his decision—an unprecedented move for an executive inside the tech giants. “I choose neither to serve nor drink that poison," he wrote.

    By listening to Bray, we can learn a bit more about how people inside the tech giants view their power, and how they might drive change as Congress and regulators stand still.


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    • 31 min
    Is the Tech Press Bad? With The Verge's Casey Newton

    Is the Tech Press Bad? With The Verge's Casey Newton

    The Verge's Casey Newton writes The Interface, a daily newsletter about social media and democracy. He joins the podcast to talk about the tech press, Facebook, and the newsletter life.

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    • 45 min
    From Gezi Park to Black Lives Matter, with Zeynep Tufekci

    From Gezi Park to Black Lives Matter, with Zeynep Tufekci

    Social media-fueled protests are a force to be reckoned with in politics today. Movements like Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and Black Lives Matter have drawn millions into the streets in protest of central authorities. But can these movements be effective in the long term? Alex sits down with the field's leading writer and researcher, Zeynep Tufekci, to talk it through.

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    • 53 min

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