Listen: Amazon, Bruce Springsteen And Google discussed on Leo Laporte
"Number. We saw the Bruce Springsteen show where we're in New York. Wow. Is that an just moving touching brilliant show? A lot of talking. It comes. I think from his book his memoir that he published last year. And and he tells his life story talks a lot about his mom and his dad and his his career. And then sings almost all I would say all of his biggest hits acoustically with just a guitar, and it's fantastic. And I shouldn't really recommend it because he's closing the show this week. But I'm sure tickets have been long sold out for the remaining few performances, but a December fourteenth or fifteenth it it makes its way to net flicks. If you get a chance to see it if you're Springsteen if you like the boss. The jewels. Cozied on net. Netflix eight hundred eighty eight ask Leo the phone number Scott is on the line from Orange County, California. Hello, scott. It's well, how are you? I'm looking at the golf course. It's a beautiful day. Oh, man jealous. Well, I take it. You were at Amazon's event reinvent twenty eighteen they announced like five thousand new products at it reinvented was mind boggling were you there? I was not I was here. But I, of course, read about it. You were there though. Yeah. We did some some filming a little half an hour kind of overview. Oh nice. That on YouTube. Where can I see that? We're working on. But I'll I'll. Get you Email Leo labs dot com. When you got a final version, we'll put it in the show notes because this was an amazing event reinvent is about Amazon's web services, which I think people know Amazon is a retailer of products place, you go to do your shopping may not be aware of it. But the biggest business for Amazon is selling servers and and web services, and they have a massive AWS. It's called is massive and reinvent or forty five thousand of some of the smartest. Hardcore computer people on planet are paid seventeen hundred bucks. Wow. Wow. I bought the deep racer Karl come in the spring. That was the most crowd-pleasing announcement because it's physical car. It's a toy car, but you use it to learn deep learning techniques, and then you can pick your car against other cars, Amazon. Of course will learn a lot about. Autonomous driving and you'll learn a lot about how to create a Thomas vehicles. I think it sounds kind of fun. What else did you like, they're okay? Here's the crazy part. I went with a guy that's really into the whole technology data stuff. So he he was kinda he was inhabited me. And. The craziest thing I learned was you know, they're moving everything from your local storage, your company large and small to the cloud. And that where you're only paying for what use but most of those people were software, and and so instead of like five hundred apps for your phone, and I got a hundred up so my fault. Following the software people to develop an app to let you increase the way, you can parse Duda used it a leverage data. And so you you right that and I see what you wrote. And then I write an app that accelerates what you did. And then. That accelerates what I did. And I was setting you've got like literally thousands of people collaborating to synthesize the power of data in the cloud. It was crazy. You know, there is such an opportunity right now because of the internet and big data for the world to change. And you know, what's in the way? Unfortunately is that every company whether it's Amazon or Google or apple or Facebook has its own. We call them silos because they're like corn silos, they're isolated its own isolated data sets. And and while they all I think to some degree or another pretend to be open about it for the most part, they're competing with one another. So the things Google they don't share with apple things apple learns, they don't share with Amazon. Amazon does seem to have the most open of the bunch though point of view. I think they they provide the back and services which allow other people to collaborate. And I think that's really important. We could change the world if companies weren't so desperate to keep their knowledge and prophets to themselves. I based on what I saw it on my friend kind of dialing in. Right e- e winter consist. Amazon included crushing Google their own they own this. Yeah. Although what companies are doing mostly as is now not depending on any one. We a lot of our stuff. Our web stuff is through Amazon, but the best way to do it is to have a little little Google Amazon little Microsoft that way. If one goes down as as all do from time to time you've got another choice. You can also kind of optimize that way. But Amazon clearly the leader here this, I think people who when you hear Amazon, you think. Oh, yeah. That's that's where I get my beanie babies, but really Amazon web services is by far the biggest part of their revenue, and there's and their business. It was just an afterthought. That's the funny thing. Amazon was a retailer. That's how they started some bright boy at Amazon said, you know, we've got all this computer power. We don't use it all the time. A lot of it sits dormant waiting to be used. Why don't we sell sell access to it? And that turned out to be a huge business multibillion dollar business for Amazon they've been doing it now for twelve years, and they're beaten, you're right. They're beaten everybody else. Kind of it's kind of a million. The artificial intelligence piece is you know, we're just barely scratching the surface on how that talking to play out. But this machine learning things that's going on. Doc you for half an hour about it, and he kind of walkway scratching their head trying to. Exactly. Yeah. I think I think a lot of programmers use Amazon services for a variety of things, but the total scope of it, it's probably out of any one person's reach. I mean, you're right. Artificial intelligence machine learning block chain they announced the blockchain products, they're doing their have their finger in every by and you're seeing this with Amazon too. I mean, they're bidding for the twenty two regional sports stations, including the Yankees entertainment network, the sports network. That's an interesting thing. Amazon wants to acquire regional sports networks why. Well, because they want acquire everything Amazon's I believe Amazon's goal Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world's goal is to get a fraction of every economic transaction that occurs on the planet. Even if he only gets a penny for every transaction that's trillions of dollars. And and it's an interesting goal to have in one of the ways you have it is providing. A huge range of services and just make sure that, you know, people get to do all sorts of creative interesting things like artificial intelligence, but Amazon gets a little bit look at gets the crumbs just a little bit. That's all we ask just, you know, one percent of every transaction ever worldwide. Interestingly they are not a global power yet. They're starting to be. But there are bigger players in China. And India right now, the Amazon those are very big economies. So Amazon's biggest challenge at this point is how how do they go more global, and that's actually difficult because of privacy regulations national regulations that require servers be hosted in in those countries things like that are making it a little bit more challenging in fact, I don't think that's a bad thing. This is going to be a conversation. We'll have over the next ten years. But have these tech companies gotten too big and too powerful? And there are many people who think that's the case. Hey, appreciate the call. Thank you very much. There is a there is kind of a competitor, Amazon that's done. Some really interesting stuff. Some smart stuff with backup. Maybe you've heard of carbonate.."