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Big tech is transforming every aspect of our world. But how? And at what cost? In the latest season of Land of the Giants, “The Apple Revolution,” Recode’s Peter Kafka explores how the original FAANG company developed its world-changing products - and changed itself along the way. New episodes every Wednesday.
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Big tech is transforming every aspect of our world. But how? And at what cost? In the latest season of Land of the Giants, “The Apple Revolution,” Recode’s Peter Kafka explores how the original FAANG company developed its world-changing products - and changed itself along the way. New episodes every Wednesday.
From Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network. 

    One App Store to Rule Them All

    One App Store to Rule Them All

    Apple has always maintained it knows what’s best for its customers. But now governments and developers are trying to change the way Apple runs its highly profitable iPhone App Store. What happens if Apple can no longer hold its tight grip on the iPhone and the way we interact with the world?

    Hosted by Peter Kafka (@pkafka)

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    • 32 min
    Apple Saved Music. Why Not TV?

    Apple Saved Music. Why Not TV?

    Back in the early 2000s, file sharing services like Napster devastated the music industry. Steve Jobs threw it a lifeline with the iTunes Store, offering people an easy way to download songs legally. That saved the music industry and made Apple a dominant player in the music biz...for a time. Twenty years later, the television industry is going through a similar upheaval, but this time, Apple isn’t leading the way. What happened to Apple’s golden touch?

    Hosted by Peter Kafka (@pkafka)

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    • 33 min
    Apple's China Problem

    Apple's China Problem

    Much of Apple’s success is built around its relationship with China, which is both one of Apple’s largest markets as well as where most of its products are manufactured. It’s a complicated relationship that has seen Apple make compromises with an authoritarian regime over privacy and human rights in pursuit of huge profits. 
    This episode is produced in collaboration with reporter Wayne Ma and the technology and business publication ‘The Information.’

    Hosted by Peter Kafka (@pkafka)

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    • 33 min
    "He's No Steve Jobs"

    "He's No Steve Jobs"

    Steve Jobs co-founded Apple and infused it with his love of product design and attention to detail. His successor, Tim Cook, is widely perceived as lacking Jobs’ vision and innovation. But he managed to do something Jobs never could: make Apple the most valuable company on the planet.
    So who are these two men, and how have their leadership styles shaped the company that shapes our lives?

    Hosted by Peter Kafka (@pkafka)

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    • 37 min
    How Apple Got Its Groove Back

    How Apple Got Its Groove Back

    In 1997 Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy and falling far behind its biggest competitor, Microsoft. But that all changed when Apple started building revolutionary new devices that strayed from its roots as a computer company. The iPod and the iPhone propelled Apple from an underdog to the company that dominates the way we think about consumer electronics today.

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    • 41 min
    This Changes Everything

    This Changes Everything

    In 2007 Steve Jobs took the stage and introduced something that would change our lives forever -- a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communicator...aka, the iPhone.  
    Now we live in a world that Apple has completely reshaped. The iPhone created entirely new industries, wiped out giant competitors, and changed the way all of us live. Here’s how Apple did it.

    Hosted by Peter Kafka (@pkafka)

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    • 33 min

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Seriously interesting breakdown of Apple told in a super digestible manor.

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