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Land of the Giants
Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Google’s dominance in everything from search and online advertising to YouTube and Android gives it tremendous power and responsibility. In season three, The Google Empire, Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary and Big Technology's Alex Kantrowitz explore how Google became one of the most powerful companies in the world and whether it has become too big for our own good. New episodes begin February 16th. From Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,825 ratings
Well...
Really loved the first 2 seasons. Looking forward to learning about Google, but... while Heather is a true pro, the other host sounds like he’s reading. Now, I know scripts are used in many podcasts, but when the delivery has a certain monotonous cadence, the listener’s mind (at least, this...Read full review »
drea perk vador via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/21
Conflict of interest?
Seems like great reporting and very done. But your sponsor is a competing search company. How can I trust you? Bad look.
Justinxyzzy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/21
How it morphed...
Great descriptor of early leader's, style and motivations that defined early Google and the path they went down to become what they are today.Read full review »
BayAreabiker803 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/21
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