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Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants
Recode & The Verge

Big tech is transforming every aspect of our world. But how? And at what cost? In the latest season of Land of... more

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Episodes

Zuckerberg's Biggest Bet

Mark Zuckerberg has a vision for the future -- that in a few years, we’ll be living our digital lives... more

31 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
It's A WhatsApp World

Meta’s most expensive acquisition ever and one of the most used communication apps in the world: WhatsApp. With over 2... more

24 Aug 2022 · 35 minutes
Facebook's Plan To Be Cool Again

Facebook defined an era of social media built on our connections, our social lives. We’re watching that era come to... more

17 Aug 2022 · 30 minutes
The Facebook Election

Facebook used to brag about how its tools helped politicians swing elections. Now, the platform’s relationship to politics is much... more

10 Aug 2022 · 32 minutes
Why Instagram Broke Its Square

When Mark Zuckerberg bought Instagram in 2012, he promised he would be hands-off with the company’s curated aesthetic and simple... more

27 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
Don't Be Afraid To Break Things

If our first episode brought you into the beginning of Zuckerberg’s vision for connecting at scale, this story is about... more

20 Jul 2022 · 37 minutes
"Facebook Gets A Facelift"

Long before Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook Meta and made an unprecedented pivot into the metaverse, he invented a feature that... more

13 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
The Facebook / Meta Disruption

Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption explores how the social media juggernaut has arrived at this unprecedented moment of... more

06 Jul 2022 · 3 minutes
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... more

27 Oct 2021 · 32 minutes
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... more

20 Oct 2021 · 33 minutes
Land of the Giants
Zuckerberg's Biggest Bet
Land of the Giants