In the Google series, Vox goes into detail about what makes Google so special and different as a company (looking back all the way from the inception of the company). The series also goes into detail about some of Google’s major projects and acquisitions (some that did work, and some that ended up failing), and how Google has expanded its reach beyond just search.
There has been a lot of recent controversy around tech giants such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, etc. and whether to break them up or not; one company that traditionally gets left out of this discussion is Google, even if it should be there right along with these other companies. The podcast series makes the point that a lot of people do not know just how far Google’s reach expands to, and that there should be a lot more privacy and monopoly concerns surrounding Google.
Similar to Land of the Giants: Delivery Wars, Land of the Giants: The Google Empire is a well-researched and well-explained podcast. Vox makes it easy for listeners to learn more about some of the most important stories in tech, and it is definitely a series worth giving a listen to!
Land of the Giants: The Google Empire Recommendation Rating: 3.5
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!