Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz

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Alex Kantrowitz is the Founder of Big Technology, an independent publication that covers the inner workings of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. He is a prominent journalist with a sales and marketing background. Prior to founding Big Technology, Kantrowitz worked at BuzzFeed News, where he covered how Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Snapchat shape the way we share information and interact. He has also reported on advertising and marketing technology while at Advertising Age.

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  • Kantrowitz started his career buying digital ads for NYC's Economic Development Corporation and selling ad-tech software.
  • He has interviewed some of the world's top executives, including Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Jack Dorsey.
  • His work has been featured by major publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and Sports Illustrated.
  • In 2019, he won a Mirror Award as part of a BuzzFeed team recognized for reporting on “Social Media in the Crosshairs.”