Big Tech

EPISODE 0085 - jun 2, 2020

The Bookshop Around the Corner

with Andy Hunter

Andy Hunter launched Bookshop.org in January as a platform to help independent bookstores take and fulfill online orders. Shortly afterward, the pandemic forced small businesses to close their physical doors and Bookshop.org found itself trying to manage three years of growth in three months. Andy...

Big Tech, Small Business
EPISODE 0069 - JAN 28, 2020

Mr. DHH Goes to Washington

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Jane Yang

Basecamp co-founder and Chief Technology Officer David Heinemeier Hansson has been ranting on Twitter about monopolistic practices in Big Tech for a while, and he recently got an unexpected opportunity to air his grievances about Google, Apple, and Facebook in front of a congressional subcommittee....

Big Tech
EPISODE 0061 - NOV 19, 2019

Spending in the Clouds

with Blake Stoddard

Basecamp has cut back its reliance on Amazon and Google, but there’s one area where it’s tough to find alternatives to Big Tech: cloud services. Even so, there are ways to cut spending on this $3 million annual expense while keeping the company’s apps running smoothly. In this episode, Blake...

Basecamp Behind the Scenes, Big Tech
EPISODE 0055 - OCT 8, 2019

Nevermore, Amazon

with Danny Caine

In the spring of 2019, Danny Caine, the owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, overheard a customer saying she could buy a new hardcover online for $15. Danny took to Twitter to explain the economics of independent bookstores and the thread went viral, putting the 32-year-old small...

Big Tech, Small Business
BONUS EPISODE - SEPT 5, 2019

The Google Ads Shakedown

with Jason Fried

On Tuesday, Basecamp CEO Jason Fried tweeted about some shady business involving Google Ads and search results. The tweet got a lot of attention, so we brought Jason on the show to talk about what got him so riled up over Google. No punches were pulled in the making of this episode!

Basecamp Behind the Scenes, Big Tech
BONUS EPISODE - DEC 21, 2018

100% Facebook-Free

with David Heinemeier Hansson

After yet another round of revelations about Facebook’s use of customer data, Basecamp has decided to become 100% Facebook-free. We’ve actually been off Facebook proper for a while, but on Wednesday we decided to remove the company from Instagram and WhatsApp as well. This is a conversation with...

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