Land of the Giants
Author: The Cut & The VergeSubscribed: 7,768Played: 170,773
Big tech is transforming every aspect of our world. But how? And at what cost? In Land of the Giants: Dating Games, The Verge and New York Magazine's The Cut trace the evolution of the multi-billion dollar dating app industry. Hosts Sangeeta Singh Kurtz and Lakshmi Rengarajan explore the modern dating landscape forged by companies like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge, and their impact on our hopes for connection. Through conversations with industry leaders, experts, and users, this series will look at the past decade of dating and ask the question: are the business goals of dating app companies aligned with users' romantic aspirations?
New episodes every Wednesday. From The Verge, The Cut and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Introducing Land of the Giants
The Rise of Amazon
Why You’ll Never Quit Amazon Prime
Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?
When Amazon Leaves Your Town
Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault
How Amazon Charmed Wall Street
Is Amazon Too Big? We Ask Its Sellers
'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'
The Netflix Effect
“Netflix is a team, not a family”
Who really killed Blockbuster Video?
Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?
Netflix vs. Hollywood | Part 1
Netflix is Hollywood | Part 2
Money to burn; why Wall Street loves NFLX
World War Stream
The Google Empire
The Search Begins
Am I missing something here? If other studios are pulling their content from Netflix, so that the majority of what Netflix is showing is it's own shows, then it's hardly surprising that most of Netflix's recommendations are Netflix shows. Especially since the content that other producers don't bother to pull from Netflix is presumably the crappy stuff they don't think they can make money from.
You know how people complain about young women speaking with "vocal fry"? In this podcast it's the men using so much vocal fry that I could barely stand to listen.
Given I can't stand Zuckerberg, I hope this goes the way of 3D TV
I thought the Amazon series was far more compelling than Netflix. I just felt that you went light on Netflix and left a lot of the issues too open for interpretation. It's a shame because I loved the Amazon series so much.
I canceled Netflix 2 years ago
I canceled Netflix 2 years ago. Crappy company
I believe that if Alexa have been round in the early 2000's my daughter would be alive today. I can't wait to turn my home into a smart home in improve on my life. https://youtu.be/V54lAcYI9Q4
i appreciate this work but calling the question of whether Amazon is too big "the question of our time" strikes me as an unnecessary reach
totally love the detail you put into every episode. really interested and a recommendation to all my friends already
Searching for a specific product by name and being shown search results that have nothing to do with that product is the most frustrating thing on Amazon and it's horribly dumb.
It's utterly ridiculous and foolish to not be forthright in admitting how fast robotics/automation will take over almost every job field in the next decade or two. Nobody ever even seriously answers the question of what people will do instead either. We need to get on with #UBI @AndrewYang
this is literally any factory though. I worked for a company called Reckitt Benkeizer which repackaged things like Lysol wipes. Their factory still isn't air conditioned. A lot of this is fairly industry standard. So to act like it sets Amazon apart as a bad actor is fairly disingenuous.