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Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants
Recode

Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Google’s dominance in... more

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Episodes

Chrome and the Android Wars

Today, nearly all of the world's smartphones are powered by Android. Which means Google is the gatekeeper to the Internet... more

23 Feb 2021 · 40 minutes
The Search Begins

Some of the core values that built Google's runaway success — innovative technology to the max, an intellectually playful and... more

16 Feb 2021 · 40 minutes
The Google Empire

In Land of the Giants: The Google Empire, Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary and Big Technology's Alex Kantrowitz explore how a company... more

09 Feb 2021 · 3 minutes
World War Stream

The "streaming wars" are here, but they're not what you think—or rather, where you think. While competitors are duking it out... more

04 Aug 2020 · 27 minutes
Money to burn; why Wall Street loves NFLX

Netflix owes around $15 billion, yet it continues to spend money billions each year to fund its original programming. Is... more

28 Jul 2020 · 27 minutes
Netflix is Hollywood | Part 2

Netflix hasn’t just disrupted Hollywood, it has become Hollywood. How has that changed the lives of studio executives, movie producers... more

21 Jul 2020 · 33 minutes
Netflix vs. Hollywood | Part 1

Loaning out shows and movies to Netflix used to be a great way for studios to make a little money... more

14 Jul 2020 · 28 minutes
Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

Netflix’s recommendation algorithm is supposed to find you TV and movies that you’ll like — and that will keep you... more

07 Jul 2020 · 21 minutes
Who really killed Blockbuster Video?

Netflix killed our trips to the video store and ushered in the streaming era. But when Netflix started out, it... more

30 Jun 2020 · 37 minutes
“Netflix is a team, not a family”

Is working on a team of all-stars, excellent pay, and unlimited vacation worth the stress of constant criticism from co-workers... more

23 Jun 2020 · 39 minutes
Land of the Giants
Chrome and the Android Wars
Land of the Giants