President Trump went on the attack against Amazon and Jeff Bezos again this week, making veiled threats to regulate the tech giant. But beyond the immediate impact on Amazon’s stock, is this really anything meaningful, or just a bunch of chatter? And what does it say about the growing backlash against the tech industry overall?
We sort it all out on this episode of the Week in Geek, our weekly tech news podcast.
Also, it was a big week for tech companies with roots in the Seattle region, as both DocuSign and Smartsheet filed to become public companies. They’re part of a wave of enterprise tech companies catching the attention of investors, which plays into Seattle’s traditional strengths. After talking about the enduring thrill of a scrolling through a fresh S-1 filing, we identify a few other enterprise tech companies in the region that could be next.
Finally, on the Random Channel, we say farewell to one of this podcast’s longest-running characters.
Listen below, or download the MP3 here.
This week’s stories
- President Trump reportedly ‘obsessed’ with regulating Amazon, wants to clip Jeff Bezos’ wings
- Thanks, Trump: Amazon stock tumbles and Jeff Bezos loses $5.2B off his net worth in one day
- The problem with Trump’s claim about Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service
- Smartsheet files for IPO, aims to become Seattle region’s next public company
- Digital signature giant DocuSign files for IPO, seeks $100M in tech industry’s latest public offering