Gadget Lab Podcast: Amazon’s Prime Mission


Amazon didn’t become the behemoth it is by accident. Its services, like Amazon Prime, and products, like the Echo smart speaker, were designed to learn everything about you and become essential fixtures in your daily routine. But the convenience that Amazon offers often comes at the expense of privacy. On this week’s episode of the Gadget Lab podcast, Lauren sits down with Jason Del Rey, host of Recode’s new podcast Land of the Giants to talk about how Amazon came to rule the retail landscape and become an integral part of our lives.

Also in the news, Apple is now taking applications for its new credit card, and Samsung unveils its new Galaxy phones.

Show Notes:

You can find Jason Del Rey’s podcast Land of the Giants here. Read Arielle’s story about the new Apple card here. Read more from Lauren about Samsung’s latest phone announcements here.


Mike recommends reading “The Weird, Dark History of 8chan” by Timothy McLaughlin. Arielle recommends Dead to Me on Netflix.

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