Alex Kantrowitz

Guest

Alex Kantrowitz is the founder of Big Technology, a newsletter and podcast about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

His first book ALWAYS DAY ONE: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever debuted in April 2020. His work has been referenced by dozens of major publications, from The New Yorker to The Wall Street Journal to Sports Illustrated.

Kantrowitz is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

February 03, 2021

Wed. 02/03 – Bezos Drops Mic

Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO, to be replaced by Andy Jassy. Google is losing a ton of money on its Cloud, but YouTube is finally hitting its stride. Apple might formally do an Apple Car-related tie-up with Kia in a matter of weeks. And why I finally got off the fence and decided to investigate the AR/VR space. Sponsors:Oracle.com/goto/rideMetalab.com Links:Email from Jeff Bezos to employees (Amazon)Amazon’s next CEO, Andy Jassy, transformed e-commerce company into a cloud computing giant (CNBC)Amazon.com Announces Financial Results and CEO Transition (Amazon Investor Relations)Alphabet Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results (Alphabet Investor Relations)Kia Motors Shares Jump After Report Apple to Invest $3.6 Billion (Bloomberg)Facebook starts rolling out Messenger on Oculus headsets (Engadget)60+ Oculus Quest Apps Made More Than $1 Million (UploadVR)Google Meet’s new ‘green room’ lets you do an audio / video pre-check (The Verge)Zoom adds virtual receptionists for when people start going back to the office (CNBC)

September 12, 2020

(Bonus) The TikTok Sales Saga With @Kantrowitz

The TikTok saga. It’s gonna end. Or it’s gonna happen. Or it’s gonna… something in the next few days. Will it be sold? Will it not be? Will it be banned in the US. There are so many angles here. So many interesting ways to te...

April 11, 2020

(Bonus) Tech Giant Psychoanalysis With Alex Kantrowitz

I couldn’t tell you the amount of times, over the last two years, I’ve quoted pieces from Alex Kantrowitz on this show. Hundreds of times? Easy? Alex is the senior tech reporter at Buzzfeed News, and, while I don’t have favor...