8 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

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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    Why Venture Capitalists Are Mad, With Bloomberg Beta Venture Capitalist Roy Bahat

    Why Venture Capitalists Are Mad, With Bloomberg Beta Venture Capitalist Roy Bahat

    Venture capitalists, founders, and others in the tech industry are feeling pretty raw these days. Once admired as upstarts fighting the status quo, they now feel under siege, under attack for the negative things their products lead to without being appreciated for how they improve our lives. Bloomberg Beta head Roy Bahat, a veteran venture capitalist, joins the Big Technology Podcast for a nuanced conversation about what's going with the tech world, how its innovation might be linked to its problems, and how it should handle the criticism.

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    • 51 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

r11p11 ,

Off to a good start

Enjoying listening to Alex and his guests discussing and debating themes and companies in Big Technology - give it a try!

listener630 ,

Smart and funny

A solid new interview pod about tech and media and the world.

MisterBiala ,

Best Podcast Ever Invented

This is the best podcast of all time!!! And I know a thing or two about podcasts. My online radio show was the most listened to in Yeshiva University history with 80 concurrent listens. That means at the SAME TIME. Anyway, this podcast slaps.

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