Listen: We finally got to see 5G smartphones -- sort of (The 3:59, Ep. 499)
"Welcome to the three fifty nine. And Roger Jane. I'm Joanie Saltzman. I know seems like we talked about five G every day. And we do we do. But yesterday, Qualcomm and Samsung showed off per type devices capable running on the next generation network highlight of day, one of the Qualcomm Snapdragon tech summit, which was really all devoted to five G and brands because we actually have footage here. We actually have survived to show off which signifies that five G after years and years of hype is sort of becoming a reality. Another running on Verizon into AT five specifically for this event at hopefully, just Cadeau corn sharp or actually on the ground. We'll get chance to try them out later this week. The haven't had chance yet actually who was still kind of like behind a Colonel or something. So well, we'll see. All right. So shifting gears. Let's talk about Hulu had a slew yesterday. The one that bugs me the most idea that who ATT are reportedly planning on introducing video ads pop up when you pause the video. Yeah. So the idea is that when you're watching your stream, you're watching your show oposite, and instead of just freezing on that frame than you get alive walking talking full screen, add the idea is kind of taking that dead space where you are maybe less annoyed to be distracted because you're already like saying, hey, I'm willing to posit right now. Of your own volition? But it does mean putting it out or an didn't belong before. And generally people don't like, yes. Some is what's the upside for this the site for Hulu as you get to make more money more ways fast for me, specifically, the upside could potentially be you know, who is they don't they have a lower aloe the normal TV. Does they're sensitive to the fact that they know people are already paying them some money. Yes. And getting advertising, so they're sensitive to the fact that they can't just like body slam me with ads all the time. So they could lower the ad low during the breaks, it's possible. Maybe they would I I don't I have no idea if they would do this or if they're thinking is, but they could eliminate one of your commercial breaks if you posit at that you want they're just possibilities. And it's stuff that I'm sure that they would think about but there's a possibility that the ad load. Normally could be lower. That is. I mean, I would definitely give up like if my pause breaks if heavy one less ad break. Not all bad news, though who signed a. Deal with fundamental to bring more animates catalog, including a first look deal to get exclusive new anime, fundamental cowboy bebop dragon ball z more recently attack on titan like pretty much all anime. You wanna watch? Is interesting because that's the ramping this up as well. Right. There's there's been like a big rise in animate interests of last couple. Yeah. I think it's because especially as services diversify into more Nisha cz. Yes. They realized that anime is something where people are willing. It's a fandom that people are willing to pay to get things that they want. Well, I was recent subscriber verve for little while then they just ended the deal fundamental. So I lost half my catalog. Cancelled my verb subscription already. And now you can switch it over to. There you go. Lastly, there's still no sign of the vendors for trailer. We have no idea what's going to be called. But maybe that's what marvel wants you should check out this piece from gale who has a nice breakdown of the history of trailers why they've gone from the vault from the simple promotional tool to social Unum. That everyone's has talk about on Twitter on YouTube. That's for full coverage on CNN Jiang. I'm Joanie salsa. Nice listening."