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People & Power in our Digital World Big fish eat little fish; big companies engulf small ones; the powerful dominate the meek…that’s just how it’s been throughout the ages, right? Not if you tune-in to the littlefish podcast! Presenter and digital economy insider, Sandy Plunkett probes the good, the bad and the misunderstood of the global digital economy and its many impacts on lives and work. With guest experts across business, media , science and politics, Littlefish explores what’s now and next in an era of accelerating innovation, upheaval and opportunity. Don’t be caught swimming upstream. Tune-in here.

People & Power in our Digital World Big fish eat little fish; big companies engulf small ones; the powerful dominate the meek…that’s just how it’s been throughout the ages, right? Not if you tune-in to the littlefish podcast! Presenter and digital economy insider, Sandy Plunkett probes the good, the bad and the misunderstood of the global digital economy and its many impacts on lives and work. With guest experts across business, media , science and politics, Littlefish explores what’s now and next in an era of accelerating innovation, upheaval and opportunity. Don’t be caught swimming upstream. Tune-in here.
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People & Power in our Digital World Big fish eat little fish; big companies engulf small ones; the powerful dominate the meek…that’s just how it’s been throughout the ages, right? Not if you tune-in to the littlefish podcast! Presenter and digital economy insider, Sandy Plunkett probes the good, the bad and the misunderstood of the global digital economy and its many impacts on lives and work. With guest experts across business, media , science and politics, Littlefish explores what’s now and next in an era of accelerating innovation, upheaval and opportunity. Don’t be caught swimming upstream. Tune-in here.

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English


Episodes

Breaking-up is Hard to Do: Big Tech, Monopolies and the Myth of Competition

4/3/2019
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Think you live and work in a free-market economy? It’s a delusion. From the United States to Australia, and whether about beer, banking or Big Tech, consumers have been sold a turkey. Monopoly and oligopoly corporations dictate our choices, how much we pay for products and services and how little we earn. After more than a generation of monopolies rising and regulatory capture, faux free-market capitalism is getting the scrutiny it deserves. Will the 1 per cent continue to resist reform or...

Duration:01:28:10

US China Tech Cold War

3/12/2019
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Hopes for a landmark US/China trade deal in March are likely to fizzle; but the first quarter of the 21st century will be about an escalating tech cold war between rival superpowers. With nothing less than global domination the goal, is there anything left for anyone else? We kinda confront a choice between two worlds, neither one very appealing: Silicon Valley’s world where data are available indirectly to the highest bidder because everything is essentially about advertising revenue; and...

Duration:00:19:58

The People v. The Internet

2/17/2019
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“This is a power we’ve never seen before in the world … someone with an algorithm that reaches into 2 billion people’s brains at the same time and is the platform for most political discussion for most people, makes the Carnegies and the Rockefellers look impotent by comparison.” Anand Giridharades, author, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World The Internet has changed the lives of four billion people on the planet in profound ways; but not as we may have hoped. Power...

Duration:00:43:00