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Land of the Giants
Today’s “information age” is predominantly powered by five major technology companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google – or “FAANG”. Each season, we’ll dive into one corporation and examine the ways it’s changed our lives – for better and for worse. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 443 ratings
Boring Amazon Advertising
This Podcast brushes over the negative sides of the company it wants to describe. They get mentioned but quickly answered with an unsatisfying excuse. Other than that it is just praising Amazon relentlessly. Quite frankly listening to it is a waste of time.
Klabauterkerl via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 08/22/19
One sided
Ep.4 almost finds balance by saying Amazon is a success because we want it, but can’t quite bring himself to say it. Very obviously had an agenda going in and sticks to it. Interesting story of you can look past the bias. Good idea, poorly executed.
Cabrito goat meat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/21/19
socialist agenda
Reporter promotes ‘universal income’ as the solution to robotics displacing workers. All technology causes disruption, but the reporters’ simplistic solution of communistic leveling reveals his ignorance of economics. Amazon is not perfect but it’s better than the empty store shelves in Venezuela.
Alexandra.S. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/19
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