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Foundering is an award-winning, serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. Each season, Foundering brings you inside a different high-stakes drama from the technology industry, where its companies are wielding unprecedented capital and power.

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    • 4.5 • 908 Ratings

Foundering is an award-winning, serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. Each season, Foundering brings you inside a different high-stakes drama from the technology industry, where its companies are wielding unprecedented capital and power.

    Amazon Part 1: The Inventor vs. The Monopolist

    Amazon Part 1: The Inventor vs. The Monopolist

    The Amazon Story

    • 38 min
    Amazon Part 2: The Obsessive Secrecy Around Alexa

    Amazon Part 2: The Obsessive Secrecy Around Alexa

    The Amazon Story

    • 33 min
    Amazon Part 3: The Bumpy Road to Hollywood

    Amazon Part 3: The Bumpy Road to Hollywood

    The Amazon Story

    • 34 min
    Amazon Part 4: The Virtual Bazaar

    Amazon Part 4: The Virtual Bazaar

    The Amazon Story

    • 34 min
    Amazon Part 5: The Price of Speedy Delivery

    Amazon Part 5: The Price of Speedy Delivery

    The Amazon Story

    • 37 min
    Amazon Part 6: The Billionaire and the Tabloid

    Amazon Part 6: The Billionaire and the Tabloid

    The Amazon Story

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
908 Ratings

908 Ratings

Chughes ,

Spectacular podcast

I love this podcast series. Such great stories and insights about Amazon. For the record, I’m a big fan and happy customer of Amazon. I also am a fan of Jeff Bezos. We may not like some of his approach but he and the Amazon team literally invented cloud computing, and I don’t think they get as much credit on that fact as they should. Anyway, I refer this podcast to my friends. It’s riveting.

jconrad622 ,

Balanced and thorough

I’ve listened to Tik Tok and Amazon and I’ve been impressed with both seasons and their hosts. It feels as unbiased as it gets by expounding on the achievements without dismissing the controversies.

cubreporter2 ,

Aspects of the Story Missing

While the Amazon season provides interesting insight into Jeff Bezos’s hand in Amazon’s rise to extreme market domination at all costs, it lacks in several aspects. I was quite surprised the podcast makes no mention of the antitrust litigation (previous and pending) against Amazon’s marketplace. The allegations are quite credible and serious. Additionally, there’s no mention of Amazon’s controversial state sales tax practices with regard to the marketplace. These, to me, are proof that Amazon does not have people’s best interest at heart and also get at the issue of Bezos’s personal wealth. Instead, we get a whole episode about Bezos’s affair and the weird conspiracy theory pushed by Bezos himself, likely as a media distraction. Quite disappointed about that. I would’ve rather heard more about Mackenzie Scott and her experience at Amazon in the early days and being married to Bezos.

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