Winner Take All


A Podcast by Applico


Tech Regulation: Should Platforms Be Common Carriers?

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has penned a new non-binding legal opinion on the principal legal difficulty that surrounds digital platforms. Justice Thomas highlights some of the challenges with invoking old doctrines in regulation of social media companies and other…

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ByteDance Dev Leaks Alarming Details on “Content Moderation”

Alex discusses an article from Protocol from a developer who worked on censorship controls for ByteDance, owner of the popular U.S. social media app TikTok. The former dev speaks about developing algorithms to identify users for individual monitoring, transcribing livestreams,…

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LBRY + Odysee CEO Jeremy Kauffman | Saving Crypto, Fighting Big Tech, and Free Speech Online

Tell the SEC that cryptocurrency must remain legal and free by signing this petition: www.change.org/p/u-s-securities-and-exchange-commission-cryptocurrency-is-not-a-crime Jeremy Kauffman, founder and CEO of the decentralized content sharing and publishing protocol LBRY, joins the show to discuss the ongoing SEC complaint against LBRY…

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Walmart Opens Marketplace to International Sellers – Bad For Small U.S. Sellers? πŸ“¦

Alex looks at reports of Walmart investing $350 billion in U.S. manufacturing while at the same time relaxing marketplace restrictions for international sellers joining the marketplace. Moazed breaks down why he perceives Walmart’s U.S. manufacturing investment as thinly veiled PR…

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Platform Business Models and Why They’re Dominant | Applico

What is a Platform Business?: Platforms are business models that allow consumers and producers to connect with each other to exchange goods, services, content, money, information, and more. Platforms don’t own the means of production. They create the means of…

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Non-Fungible Tokens: Where Do NFTs Make Sense?

Non-Fungible Tokens, abbreviated as NFTs, are units of data on a blockchain ledger that represent unique digital items. NFTs can be used to digitally represent items, pieces of art, audio, videos and more. Alex takes a look at some of…

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Regulatory Capture: What Needs to Change About the FTCs Approach to Big Tech Antitrust

Regulatory Capture: Alex discusses new FTC commission nominee Lina Khan and her approach to solving big tech’s rampant antitrust issues. He goes on to discuss regulatory capture and breaks down why it would be best to utilize existing laws rather…

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Should Tech Companies Work w/ U.S. Gov? Palantir CEO Speaks Out

Alex takes a look at a recent clip of Palantir CEO Alex Karp speaking about Silicon Valley tech companies reticence towards working with the United States government. He plays a section from Karp’s recent interview and offers his own thoughts…

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Seller Spends $200k in Legal Fees After Amazon Seizes His Funds + Inventory 😨

This is an excerpt from episode 150 of Winner Take All. Watch the full episode here: youtu.be/rogeknCJyjw Amazon Merchant Kicked Off Website Spent $200,000 to Get Justice: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-03/amazon-merchant-kicked-off-website-spent-200-000-to-get-justice Originally Aired: 03/30/21 #Platforms #Monopolies #AmazonSeller Subscribe to the Applico YouTube Channel

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Will Starlink Break China’s Great Firewall?

Alex discusses Elon Musk’s satellite internet project Starlink and its international expansion that could potentially bypass China’s restrictions on internet access aka The Great Firewall. He goes on to discuss what geopolitical implications could result from an freely accessible open…

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Former TikTok CEO + Disney+ Head Kevin Mayer Speaks About Abrupt Exit

Alex reads through a recent CNBC interview with former CEO of TikTok and head of streaming at Disney, Kevin Mayer. He breaks down some of the story that played out last year and explains why he finds it disappointing that…

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Asset Inflation is On The Rise ⚠ – w/ Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze

Asset Price Inflation: Lending Tree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze joins the show to discuss how fiscal stimulus measures by the FED have possibly widened the economic gap and caused inflated asset prices in stocks, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, real estate, and more….

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