Winner Take All


A Podcast by Applico


CIA Head of Clandestine Operations ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ, Marc Polymeropoulos

Alex sits down with Marc Polymeropoulos, a former senior intelligence officer in the CIA overseeing clandestine operations in Europe and Eurasia. Marc retired after 26 years of service as one of the CIAโ€™s most decorated field officers. The two discuss…

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How Xbox Sells Consoles at a Loss to Strengthen Network Effects ๐ŸŽฎ

In a recent sworn testimony from Lori Wright, Microsoft’s VP of Xbox business development, the executive revealed that Microsoft has never made a profit from sales of Xbox video game consoles. Alex discusses how Xbox sells consoles at a loss…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is Going to Space?! ๐Ÿš€

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced he will be traveling to space in Blue Origin’s first manned space flight. Alex discusses Bezos planned flight on the New Shepard, a fully autonomous suborbital rocket, and the timing of his space flight…

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Spotify Adds Audiobooks w/ Storytel Partnership ๐Ÿ“š

Spotify Audiobooks: Spotify has announced they will be adding audiobooks to its streaming offerings via a new partnership with the Swedish audiobook provider Storytel. Alex discusses why he likes Spotify’s continued expansion of offerings and outlines the benefits of this…

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Why I Think Inflation is Coming ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ“ˆ

Alex takes a look at some indicators that could signal coming inflation. Included among Moazed’s references is Pitchbook’s newest U.S. VC Valuations Report, comments from United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, and YOY consumer-price index data. This is…

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Applico Client Dot Foods Acquires ShopHero ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…

Dot Foods, North Americaโ€™s largest food industry redistributor, has announced the acquisition of ShopHero, a leading grocery-focused eCommerce technology company, with the support of platform consultancy firm Applico. Alex discusses advising on this deal for Dot Foods and breaks down…

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Andrew Wilkinson’s Qualitative Approach to Buying Internet Businesses

Alex discusses with Wilkinson what Andrew looks for when making and investment or acquisition of a digital business. Wilkinson explains how he sees his investment philosophy as more qualitative than the average investor and details how over time, he’s learned…

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Tech Censorship: First U.S. Bill to Prevent Deplatforming

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that intends to protect “everyday Floridians” from being deplatfromed by big tech. The bill, SB 7072, leaves content platforms like Facebook and Twitter open to fines and lawsuits for unfairly suspending politicians,…

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The Rise of Decentralized Social Platforms

Alex discusses the potential for decentralized social media platforms and whether or not equity through altcoins could offset the network effects of the current tech monopolies dominating the social media landscape. He references the recent WTA interview with tech investor…

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Cyberspace Administration of China Cites 105 Apps for Illegal Personal Data Collection ๐Ÿค”

The Cyberspace Administration of China has accused 105 apps of illegal personal data collection and given controlling entities 15 working days to correct any violations. Alex discusses the irony and oxymoronic behavior of the Chinese government acting to protect citizens…

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Apple Cedes Data Center Control To Chinese Government – NYT Exposรฉ

A recent New York Times article has revealed shocking privacy concessions Apple made to operate in China. Detailed in the exposรฉ, Apple using a state owned data center in Guiyang, abandoning the encryption technology Apple typically uses, and removing the…

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YouTube Establishes $100MM Shorts Fund ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŽฅ

YouTube has announced they will be commiting $100 million to a fund that will support creators contributing to the new shorts medium on the video platform. Anyone is eligible to participate simply by creating unique short videos and the fund…

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