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Connecticut probing Amazon's e-book deals with publishers
"For anticompetitive behavior behavior in in the the behavior behavior in in digital digital book book sales. sales. State State Attorney Attorney General General William William Tongue Tongue says says Connecticut Connecticut has has an an active active and and ongoing ongoing investigation investigation into into Amazon Amazon regarding regarding potentially potentially anti competitive terms in their e book distribution agreements with certain publishers. Tongue says his office has previously taken action against Apple, another e book Cos. Amazon is also under investigation. By the attorneys general in New York and California, Washington State and also the Federal Trade Commission is looking into this. 1 11 WCBS news
Amazon Makes $2 Billion Affordable Housing Pledge
"Billion commitment to preserve and create more than 20,000 affordable housing units. In three U. S. Communities where the company has a a large large workforce workforce in in including including here here in in the the Puget Puget Sound Sound area, area, almost almost Carleen Carleen Johnson, Johnson, Puget Puget Sound Sound Region Region Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Virginia and and Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee Tennessee willing willing to to benefit benefit from from Amazon's Amazon's Housing Housing Equity Equity fund to help preserve affordable housing that already exists and create housing developments through below market loans and grants. Among the first investments, a 185 and a half million dollar below market loan and some grants to the King County Housing Authority to preserve up to 1000 affordable homes. Critics of the tech giant have long argued that affordable housing Has disappeared and communities were Amazon has a huge presence. The funds to start in King County will allow the housing authority to complete acquisition on 470 recently acquired units across three properties. Pinewood Village, Hampton, Greens and the illegal Apartments. Carleen Johnson. Come on
Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture to disrupt health care, is disbanding after 3 years
"New England business. The healthcare venture created by three corporate giants to attack storing care costs will will be be shuttering shuttering only only a a couple couple years years after after launching launching A A statement statement from from Haven Haven says says it it will will end end operations operations at at the the end end of of February. February. The The venture venture was was formed formed a a 2018 2018 by by Amazon, Amazon, JP JP Morgan Morgan Chase Chase in Berkshire Hathaway. The independent company was created to focus on improving care delivered to employees of those businesses while doing a better job managing The
‘Loaded’ Amazon Delivery Truck Reported Stolen In Norwalk
"Drivers making drop offs during the pandemic. Well, you want to make sure that you shut shut down down your your truck truck or or car car before before you you go go to to the the front front door door and and Amazon Amazon driver driver making making deliveries deliveries that that Imperial Imperial Highway Highway learned learned that that lesson lesson the the hard hard way. way. Less Less than than two two minutes minutes after after he he left, left, his his truck truck running running of of the the Kirby Kirby saw saw man man jump jump in in and and drive drive it it off. off. The The driver driver chased chased the the man man down down the the street, street, spotting spotting and and flagging flagging down down to to Norwalk Norwalk Sheriff's Sheriff's deputies. deputies. Set Set up up a a perimeter perimeter in in the the area. area. A A GPS GPS system system helped helped locate locate the truck a mile away. But sheriff's deputy Andrew Gallagher says this type of crime is becoming more more prevalent because of drivers desires to make money and delivery's due to everybody, understanding everybody's having all their packages delivered. It's an ongoing issue with people leaving their vehicles running while they go inside, you go pick something up, Gallagher said. Drivers Drivers working working for for food food delivery delivery services services or or even even a a higher higher risk. risk. Because Because they they use use their their personal personal cars cars and and business, business, not not a a company. company. Van. Van. Bottom Bottom line. line. If If you're you're making making a a drop drop off, off, make make sure your keys are in your pocket and the engines off before you take your package to the customer.
How Tech Companies Are Changing The Way They Price Things
"Chances are you've changed the way you spend your money. This year from the tech companies have noticed everyone from apple to amazon. Zoom has been experimenting with the way they price their products to try and entice and keep customers joining now to talk about. Some of their strategies is our personal columnists nicola wedding. Hey andy cole. Thanks for being here. We're going to run through the specifics in a minute. But i want to start by asking. Why look at tech. Companies pricing moves this year. What are these decisions. Tell us about the company's cigarette question. I was curious about whether or not the economic downturn prompted by this very unique pandemic would prompt companies to consider new pricing models. Or in what ways would test traditional pricing schemes. And the reason why it's unique is because economic downturns sometimes forces prices down until in this case. No one was flying into some flight. Prices went down some airlines offered. Buy one get two free seats deals. But in other cases prices went up because grocery van was higher because supply chains were in disarray. Because operational costs were higher for places like restaurants so is really interesting. Look at how companies are reacting. To this unique time i think we often think about economics and pricing models as firm that nothing is new and that there are no real experiments and pricing. But the truth is when there is a moment like this one. Nobody really knows how consumers are going to react. And so in a way a lot of these companies conducting experiments and we saw a lot of companies. Take some different approaches to that. So let's run through some of the examples we saw and we'll start with entertainment reminded us how hollywood adjust in the world of closed movie theaters. Obviously it was a huge hit. Two movie theater industry because being locked in a closed room for two hours isn't exactly cove friendly disney to interesting approach. It launched disney plus very recently and that was probably a saving grace for the company because there are lots of areas of the company that were not doing well like parks for example and mulan was. One of its biggest blockbusters this year to two hundred million dollar. Movie is the remake of a classic. A favorite of mine and they decided instead of releasing it exclusively in theaters which is normal to charge thirty dollars for early access to milan with called premier access and it was an interesting move because they were going to charge thirty dollars which is a pretty high price for streaming service as an add on to what you're already paying which is six ninety nine month for disney plus and offer that early access for three months and then make mulan apart of the larger library in december for centrally free included near subscription. So kind of just charging the price that it would cost to go see the movie at the theater but from your couch now. Milan might be a bit of an anomaly. Because of a number of factors including concerns over where the movie was filmed which was in a part of china where the government has been accused of committing some human rights abuses but batted mind. How was milan received the gamble. Pay off it fell flat. Most analysts say because of two reasons one is because there was a lot of controversy around the filming location. The ceo admitted this himself. And the second reason is that the price is really high and instead of framing the premier access price as discount for disney plus subscribers so they could have charged forty dollars for non-subscribers and thirty or twenty five dollars for subscribers to make feel like. You're getting something out of it. You know a deal. The church this premium price too subscribers. So milan didn't quite work out. It sounds like but is this something that streaming services and entertainment more. Broadly make testing. Interestingly disney's biggest rival one of disney's biggest rivals warnermedia decided to release. Its entire twenty. Twenty one slate of films included with hbo. Max not opting for the premiere pricing model and disney's next release which is pixar soul will be included in the disney plus subscription and not as premier. Add on. so you know that sort of indicates that move london. Do super well for disney. But i do suspect that if we are staying away from movie theaters well into twenty one well into twenty twenty two that they will try this again for another blockbuster release maybe with a lower price. Got it okay. So let's move on to apple. They released ton of new products this year and played on what you have dubbed the. Goldilocks effect. Can you tell us what that means. Goldilocks refers to a good better best pricing strategy. So this means you get three options or three buckets of options that represent sort of like the budget the mid tier and then the expensive model for those who have a very high willingness to pave the latest and greatest features apple for a long time has released new models one or two and then discounted previous models older models to sort of represent that good better best strategy so the budget option was always like last year's iphone this year. They released a record number of new iphone models so five in total and actually the budget option is a new phone. That was released this year. So i think what that says about apple said moving forward. They want their entire lineup their new lineup to represent more pricing tiers to appeal to wider swath of people so even those who are willing to spend just a couple hundred bucks at a phone can feel like they're getting a new iphone sort of expanding their addressable market. And as you mentioned. This is a tactic that apple has used since long before the pandemic but is there a reason sort of doubling down on this in a year like this one. Yeah you know. One of the pricing consultants. I talked to says that more pricing tiers kind of a protective measure for some companies apple is a premium brand so they can get away with selling a multi thousand dollar iphone in during an economic downturn but the lower end iphone. se. That's just a couple of hundred bucks you know. Three three between the four hundred bucks allows them to keep the customer that has a tighter budget in their brand. And hopefully that person will upgrade to a more expensive iphone in the future got it and in a similar pricing move. The fitness company peleton introduced another more expensive stationery bike and lowered the price of the existing model by about three hundred fifty dollars. So what fa logic with this move. Eso not exactly good better best because two tiered pricing system. A lot of economists called this committee classic price discrimination where someone who has ohi willingness to pay more features will pay for the very expensive two thousand four hundred ninety five dollar by plus with all the bells and whistles and those are just starting to get into a stationary bike gang but really wanna peleton are willing to pay the eighteen ninety-five price. This one research paper. That i discussed in the peace looked at this williams sonoma case where two hundred seventy five dollar. Red baking appliance wasn't selling at all and then williams sonoma a more expensive model and then the cheaper model. She sales doubled. So you know. Peleton may have been drying from this classic case here we. We don't have exact numbers on its performance but in earnings calls peleton was very bullish on. It's cheaper model and said that it would continue to be its bestselling bike but what happened is during the pandemic people were more willing to pay for premium equipment because it was replacing their gym membership. And so wait times for this. Newer by plus are now up to ten weeks and wait times for the cheaper bike are know almost half that that time so it seems like maybe peleton should have priced. They're more expensive by maybe even higher or maybe they're less expensive lake even more affordable. So i think that brings us to the fourth big pricing strategy. We saw which is this trend of companies dropping walls and generally making more of their product or service accessible for free. You just right into some of what we saw there. Yes so early. On in the pandemic a lot of companies were responding to this very sudden turn towards work from home and being online and not really being able to communicate with with other people in person so zoom for example lifted their forty minute limit for k. Through twelve educators eighteen other service providers lifted data caps. Comcast made its network of xfinity Wifi access points free for everyone. You don't need comcast subscription. The list goes on and on what they're sort of taking advantage of is the fact that free is great advertising and free something really miraculous to our brains. Were very persuaded by zero dollars. There is this very famous study of students who had the choice between a one set. Hershey's kiss or twenty six cents lynch truffle and when given that choice most students picked the lynch truffle but when the researchers lowered the price of the hershey's kiss to free and the lynn truffle to just one cent below. Even at the price difference was the same. Most students opted for the free. Hershey's kiss so free has a very strong pull on our psyche and these companies. Think that in offering free services they spread goodwill but they also increase the amount of people who are using their service and the thinking is that potentially those people will pay for other things in the long term. so nike is a good example of this. They made their are trading club app. Free the premium subscription cost some amount of money to be able to work out with their very chiseled very good-looking trainers and These trainers are wearing like clothing. And there's a short cut in the app to buy nike apparel and so in making the free They're able to sell more naked goods so they're actually making it free permanently. Yes that nike move definitely worked on me but i wonder aside from that. What is the business case for this option. I think i'm still a free user of zoom for instance which is not making them any money. As far as i know we have seen some indications at this early working for some companies zoom was extremely well positioned to do well this year but in making their service free they got more people acquainted with the service and they started rolling out new products like this new pricing page for people like trainers to charge for zoom sessions. And so i think if you're used to using a service you're more willing to hand over your credit card to that service and their revenue shot up. You know something like over three hundred percent this year year over year that may have something to do with the fact that zoom was like the premier video conferencing tool that we all leaned on but also has to do with the fact that they have a really robust free tier that allows most people to use the service without paying for for extra stuff finally we have subscription model and it sounds like the grocery delivery market is a good example of this. Yeah so home. Delivery exploded this year. It allowed people to stay away from grocery stores which all of a sudden became dangerous activity and Walmart really capitalized on this moment by offering a subscription service It's called walmart. Plus and it includes free unlimited delivery from local stores. The thinking is that it pays for itself interest deliveries walmart says. What's interesting about this example. Is that you know. Walmart really rushed this program out and so they had very scant perks and the program cost ten dollars a so that easiest comparison the laziest comparison is is tames on prime which on top of free unlimited delivery offers you know this giant entertainment bundle free photo storage etc etc until i think it was is hard for people to justify the price between walmart plus and amazon amazon prime. But we don't have numbers for walmart plus yet and it may very well have been a success and walmart plus and amazon prime aim to do the same thing which is try to make walmart or amazon the default shopping choice in her mind and i think walmart plus is a good way for walmart to become more salient in people's minds. And let's just break that down a little bit more. How does the subscription model actually work to create sort of a stickier relationship with consumers. Yeah other examples are dash pass. Switches door dashes new membership tier which lowers delivery and service costs for its customers. These companies are trying to keep switching costs high. So you want to feel like the more you use this service. The more you safe if you delivery cost three dollars typically for every order the more orders you deliver the more you squeeze out of that thirteen dollars. A month subscription so they're trying switching costs high and trying to increase the willingness of customers to buy without thinking are those are the five strategies we said at the beginning that this is sort of a big experiment. So what are the takeaways here. Are there certain hypotheses that are clear winners and losers will i. I think one of the the clear winners is definitely more pricing options for customers. That said can self select into whatever tier. they're most comfortable. Paying and that maybe premium pricing wasn't the right move but the truth is this pandemic is to go on for several more months or potentially another year and Pricing changes all the time and in the course of my reporting the story had to change multiple times because the prices kept changing perks. Kept being added onto bundles into it. Seems like companies are still trying to figure this whole thing out as we all are very enough all right. Our personal tech columnist nicole new. Thank you so much for joining me.
Ben Rector Gets in the Christmas (and Thanksgiving) Spirit
"Your christmas album of ben. Rector christmas is so brilliant so much. I'm glad you like it really like it. We were listening to it this morning. The office i've been listening to it. While i'm baking at my house through an thanksgiving song that hit like i mean people went nuts for that thing. I was actually really surprised. So i was gonna my manager. Greg was like hey like you should really try to write some original christmas songs and i was like well. I think what people don't understand about christmas music is it's they're used to the song so you don't really remember how good they are. It's really like the greatest hits of the last hundred years of music truly. You'd like i just write another christmas song. It's like the last three songs that were added to the holiday music. Canon gary and then wham and paul mccartney and paul mccartney went on like honestly like various weirdly similar since christmas and so i was just like been a million people. Try to write christmas songs. And even once some that are pretty good and it's just like i it's just tough to exist in that world because the classes are so good and i was like maybe right thanksgiving song so it came out like better than i thought it would and i thought it would just be like. Oh people will maybe like this song. That's great and then as it kinda started to happen like radio. A lot of radio stations played it and like it was like kind of rolling. And i was like what if this could actually become like the thanksgiving song i people reacted to it. More strongly than i thought they would. I thought it'd be a song and everybody was like this song. I was like that's awesome right. I mean apple picked it when it apple that made it. They're like song of the day is amazon amazon. I mean that is no joke. Then it was it was. It was a on the radio. Top ten song crazy. What a so what happens now is not you. Will you sing that when you are on the road next year i thought about that i was like i think in the month of november. I probably could really we did like how after thanksgiving because it went well enough that i think all of us were like wait. This could actually like if we pushed it for a couple more years. It's possible that it would happen every year because a lot of radio people were like we had to make this tradition. And i was like from your lips to god's ears like mass idea. You've had what i'd new can. I'm like a body going to be on my pinky but yes we had a caller just like what could we do to try to make this happen again next year. So i would imagine that. I will play it if i do shows november. That's a good month to do it. But i don't know if i could do it before then but i would love it if it became something any honestly outside of radio or whatever it just became something that people wanted to listen to around thanksgiving that would make. That'd be happy enough with that. I just i had door. It's so this is against unfunny. It's such a kind song. Thank you so much just feels very like friendly and understanding. I wanted it to feel like a like a warm hug. Yes did that. That's why you accomplish. That was the goal. That ain't how it feels. And i i will be interested i. I wonder if it's if it's the ted lasso of music in that you love that people get your face you gasped. Here's the thing in two thousand twenty. Ted lasso is the medicine we needed island. Think that will stay true and twenty twenty one and i think that's true of your song. I'm a big believer. That i think like sincerity is gonna come back because i feel like so much of pop culture in the last little while has kind of been like ironic and like not as much just like heart on your sleeve sincere and i kinda think that especially also with there being not just in two thousand twenty but in general a little bit less like human connection and a lot more like connection online or like digitally in whatever way i kind of think sincerity is gonna feel wonderful for a while. I think that's going to be like the new cool thing. Maybe because it just like so much stuff is a little bit cool and like irony. And whatever and i think that that stuff can be great. I think that some of the stuff that started to connect ted lasso other stuff like that. I think people kind of like yearning for like. Oh yeah just like good stuff connection. How did you decide. What christmas songs on this with. All those options. Yeah i honestly. Half of making the christmas record was just because it sounded fun to like to arrange and seeing some of those songs so a lot of it was just like i was like these songs on the most fun to do and i think the idea is that like my hope with the album is it will over the next however many years add to it at different places and have like other volumes of it. Oh yes so. I think instead of being like i'm gonna wait for years and make another christmas record like literally next year. We might just like do three more songs and do another like a different edition of the vinyl or something. Let so some of it was knowing that i was like. This isn't the only christmas record ever gonna make so there's no pressure but a lot of it honestly was just like these songs. Sound the most saying what a great thing about how music is created industry and twenty twenty. Plus is that you can go. Let's add three more to that. And it just upload to spotify or upload apple or yeah right. Yeah that's brilliant so it can be a thing that continues to grow with under the same umbrella of ben rector christmas. I think we're kind of honestly looking at it like it's like a air quotes brand where it's like you know not. I'm not gonna do it every year but like maybe every other year just kind of being like hey like we're going to do another run of the vinyl in another edition on spotify. That essentially will be apple music and amazon all stuff. That'll be kind of like another edition of this record. Do you want to write more thanksgiving songs or do you feel like that's the one i don't know if i could beat that one. I would love honestly to right. We joked about like oh. She just released as a gag. The thanksgiving song again with just slightly different lyrics every god this president and stay. Whatever i do think Another i think some of that song was a happy accident of like pressure. Just like this is maybe a thing but i think as soon as it was like cool do that again. It's like i don't know if i could. I would love to write. I'd love to try to write original christmas songs. Or maybe like a new year song or whatever. But
Amazon Sidewalk will create entire smart neighborhoods
"I I sharing sharing feature feature It's It's called called Amazon Amazon Sidewalk, Sidewalk, The The company company says says it it will will create create entire entire smart smart neighborhoods neighborhoods It It uses uses ah, ah, small small fraction fraction of your homes. WiFi bandwidth to connect devices up to half a mile away. He and share from tech website seen that says, If you don't want it, you have to opt out. Now you may be thinking. Wait a minute. I don't want people randomly being able to get on my wife. I and you have a good point, Amazon says. It's only gonna be for these low signal things. People aren't gonna be able to suddenly jump on your WiFi to surf the Web, for example, but you can also turn it off. And of course, we have instructions on cement for how to do that. Any of Amazon's echo or ring gadgets will automatically become part of this sidewalk system when a new update is pushed out. In the next few days. There's a crash on
HomePod Mini Begins Arriving to Customers
Big Tech, recovered from pandemic, reports record earnings
"Season season and and and and results results results results from from from from big big tech tech big big tech tech and and others others and and others others have have come come have have come come pouring pouring pouring pouring in. in. in. in. After After the bell, the bell, Amazon Amazon posted posted a record a record $96 $96 billion billion in quarterly in quarterly sales sales and his forecasting and his forecasting better better than expected than expected holiday holiday sales. sales. It sees It sees pandemic pandemic related related costs costs doubling doubling from from the third the third quarter, quarter, leaving leaving its earnings its earnings outlook outlook below below forecast. forecast. Apple Apple disappointed disappointed Wall Wall Street Street with weaker with weaker than than expected expected iPhone iPhone sales sales and a and slump a slump in revenue in revenue from from China. China. Sales Sales of services of services and Mac and Mac computers computers reached reached all time all time highs. highs. Apple Apple gave gave no forecast no forecast for the holiday for the holiday quarter. quarter. Starbucks Starbucks capped capped its its fiscal year with the better than expected quarter key markets in the U. S and China Inch closer to growth but fell short Global same store sales were down 9% in the quarter versus last year. On Wall Street, a modestly higher session after a big selloff yesterday that have Jones industrial Average jumped 139, the S and P gained 39 NASDAQ Rose 1 81. Larry Kowski Bloomberg Radio. Thie
Amazon just kicked off its massive holiday sale, and the prices are unreal: Shop Apple, Sony, iRobot and more
"Part to drive more packages into distribution networks. Overall spending on the company's site increased 36% in the U. S from a year ago during its two day prime day sale. Hoping lead a broader broader surgeon surgeon online, online, ordering ordering that that points points to to big big digital digital business business for for retailers retailers this this holiday holiday season. season. Amazon Amazon is is among among a a pack pack of of major major retailers retailers and and showing showing how how online online spending spending will will play play a a greater greater role than ever in these holidays. Even as the overall retail picture during the shopping season remains shaky on Wall Street futures
Amazon Prime Day kicks off holiday shopping ... - CBS News
"Early holiday shopping season that may actually begin tomorrow. Amazon created Prime Day five years ago to stir up sales in July and convince shoppers to sign up for its prime membership. With a pandemic, delaying the two day event until Tuesday and Wednesday. Amazon Amazon Prime Prime Day Day is is morphing morphing into into something something new, new, the the unofficial unofficial start start of of the the holiday holiday shopping shopping season. season. Typically, Typically, the the holiday holiday shopping shopping season season begins begins on on black black Friday Friday or or the day after Thanksgiving. But with the pandemic along with Amazon's delayed Prime day, they're both, prompting rival retailers such as Target and best buy to roll out holiday deals in October awful month. Earlier than is typical. It's 7 25 You know what that means?
A Look At The Documentary The Great American Lie
"Edition on Edie. I'm Brian Watt from the pandemic to protest for police reform, systemic inequality has grown into a front and center issue in 2020. Recently released documentary film called The Great American Lie examines the roots of systemic inequality and some of the trauma that comes with it. It comes to us from filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who many of us also know as the first partner of California, and it features Bay Area educator Ruby Dee Tai, who has been a public school principal in Oakland. And is now one in San Francisco. I got a chance to talk to both of them late last week as the film was just hitting digital platforms. First, I asked Jennifer Siebel Newsom. What her film is about The film really is about the fact that our country is in a crisis. The American dream is out of reach for a majority of Americans and social immobility in economic inequality is as bad as it was just before the Great Depression. And when you bring Koven 19 into that it's even worse. Ruby. Let me bring you into this conversation. In this film. We see the effects of trauma on an entire community, particularly on a growing population of immigrant Children, newly arrived What is the hardest part about having to fight for opportunities for these young people? Today? The film really highlights where we are in society where we live around how poverty is so really, violence is so real, especially are students who have come from other countries. Their experience. Getting here is it's traumatic in itself, right? And then they move into East Oakland, and they don't really recognize their own trauma. We have a school that's in the centre of East Oakland that is serving families that are in poverty and so with poverty comes experiences that we don't anticipate in everyday life, so the film highlights some of those experiences. Actually, Can we hear a clip from Ruby Dee tie from the film right now? Wei served a very high population of students who are in foster care. A lot of homeless families. My students come with no supplies. No backpack didn't eat. They come with that is in jail. My father was taken from our family and deported last night. Eliska. Lt's on a non of what they bring. And if they have a bad day, and they rolled their eyes then now you take it personally as an adult. I'm trying to imagine what all of that is like When you lay over it. The situation we are in with the pandemic. How challenging is that climate right now. It's extremely challenging, because now we're in not only an economic divide, but it's really brought to surface with the digital divide in our communities and with the fact that students are doing school at home, So when some student you know, may not have a death may not have their own bedroom may not have Internet access. So school districts, especially our San Francisco is rushing out trying To find resource is to get students Chromebooks to get hot spots and encompassed with all of that you have the stress of the parents who could have lost their job may not be getting unemployment because they have come to this country and they're not may not be documented. So they have lost all resource is and so that the stress of that as a parent on top of trying to make sure that your child is Joining that gym call, But maybe you have to go to work or you found another job. So you're not at home and now students, you know if you're 11 or 12 you rather you want to join a zoom or want to play a video game I need. You're still a child. So Our students are even in more needed. Jennifer Siebel Newsom you want in this film, not just to show how tough everything is, but also to provide a sense of hope. Where you finding hope For me. The hope lies in the fact that we see the humanity in each other. We closed the film with this concept that it is incumbent upon herself recognized that if there is somebody suffering or struggling or pour that perhaps that person doesn't have boots or boot straps with which to pull themselves up. And out of poverty. Perhaps that person wasn't born on first dates, but they were actually born outside of the ball park. Therefore, we have to emphasize and recognize that not only we failed that child or that individual, but we failed that entire communities, and I think there's a beautiful national conversation going on right now. It's certainly uncomfortable for a lot of people. It's a conversation about privilege. Ruby detail I I can't resist the chance to ask someone who has been an educator on both sides of the Bay East Oakland. And San Francisco unified about how this conversation sounds in those two different places in our region. You know, the interesting thing about education is it really puts a lot of responsibility on the leaders and I would say while in my time and open unified Think we had four different superintendent in an eight year period, so the conversation is always changing. Unfortunately, I think people and people, especially who get in the work of education, want to do better and want to do better for students who are economically disadvantaged and Students of color. I do believe that on both sides of the bay, especially in our country right now, I think the conversation is at the forefront The racism work that we have to do. As educators that is prevalent in San Francisco Unified that is something that is a district goal and mandate. Every single employee had to complete anti racist training the school year in the kickoff of distance learning, there's this idea that we talked about it a lot. But really, what does that mean? When it comes down to how We fund And how we create resource is for the highest need communities and or schools within a district I challenged. Our superintendent asked themselves and even the community members of district of parents of these districts. Would you send your child to that school? And if the answer is no. Then why does that school exists? Thanks to both of you for talking to us about this. Thanks for having us Thank you. That was very area School Principal Ruby Dee tie and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom talking about the documentary The Great American Lie Lie the the the films films films now now now available available available for for for streaming streaming streaming on on on Apple Apple Apple TV TV TV and and and Amazon Amazon Amazon Prime. Prime. Prime. You're You're You're
Benefits of US Account over CAN Account
"Question. And he says what are the advantages of registering your device to an existing account has more features are coming to Canada. Well, this generated a lot of discussion. This is always a hot topic of discussion Among Us Canadians Janet. McKay Thompson has been a member of our group for a long time. She says that she's been registered to an American account since day one that Lexi arrived in Canada, and she does not regret that regret that for one minute because she has all the features upgrades and updates that come out in the states. Usually before they come out in Canada. She mentioned that there are certain things that you can't do and she can't order with Lexie and certain games don't work properly and also location service dog. Wouldn't work properly if you want, you know localized weather and that sort of stuff because if you're registered under a US account, then you're going to be using a Us address nevertheless. If you want to have a lot of the features then that would be the way to go. Now. If you are wanting to make that change and you're not sure how to do it you can always go to the FAQ section on the Alexa in Canada. CA website under resources, you'll see FAQ and you can look for the question specifically that says how do you change your account from Amazon amazon.com and that will tell you exactly how to do it. Okay,
Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day
"Amazon is aiming to kick start the holiday shopping season early this year, CBS News correspondent met, Piper explains. Amazon Amazon is is holding holding its its annual annual prime prime day day over over two two days days in in October October this this year year after after the the Corona Corona virus virus pandemic pandemic forced forced it it to to postpone postpone the the sales sales event event from from July. July. It's It's the the first first time time Prime Prime day day is is being being held held in the fall, and Amazon is positioning it as a way to get people to start their holiday shopping early. Even before its announcement. Major retailers have said they plan to push shoppers to start their holiday shopping in October and offer deals earlier, hoping to avoid crowds and stores during November and December.
Can Walmart+ Beat Amazon Prime?
"When you think of a Walmart what comes to mind. Probably, not that it's some tech savvy subscription company but tomorrow, the retail giant is launching its subscription service called Walmart plus and some see that as a player take background from the company's big rival Amazon Dot. com. I'm here with Jason Del Rey senior correspondent here at recode Jason thanks for being with us. Teddy. So, how big a deal is the launch? Of Walmart plus. So we'll see how the launch actually goes off, but the idea of Walmart loss and the fact that Walmart after all these years is finally putting paid membership out there in a big way that is a big deal. Walmart's trying to lean into what they do really well, and that is mainly really really low prices on groceries. So the core of Walmart plus. Is a same day or next day delivery service focusing on. Fresh groceries that said the idea is that you beyond groceries. To. Many. Many of the Nadine, most popular products that you would find in a Walmart store. I think Walmart. Has said you know a selection of over one hundred thousand items, but on top of that. Walmart. Plus is hoping to add perks that maybe Amazon can't match. So one of them is at launch. Discounts on gas at one gas stations and other partnering gas stations. It's something like no more than five cents a gallon. But if you're someone who drives a lot shops at Walmart. Over the course of the year maybe that makes a difference to you. And over time while they're not talking about details I'd expect to see. Other. Perks that may be are more Walmart like and more geared toward sort of the long-term Walmart customer than. Some of the other perks we see in prime such as you know, prime music, for example. So the sounds like Disney plus it feels and looks like Amazon prime. But like taking a step back here, why is Walmart doing any of this? Why is it getting into the subscription business in the first place? So I think there's a couple reasons. Starting really with Amazon prime big companies have trained basically everyone in this country to start consuming via subscriptions. So of course, you have prime with more than one, hundred, fifty, million paying customers around the world. But you also have the rise of. Subscription services like Netflix. So like spotify and the like and what you find is often when you subscribe to something, you want to get the most out of it. Right. So what does that mean for Amazon Amazon that means prime customers spend more and shop more frequently than Amazon than nine prime customers do. They also often price compare less. So they're sort of like absorbed into this Amazon only World Walmart is trying to build sort of deeper relationships. They probably would call it with their customers, make them great customers, and then with their customers make sure you know that this sort of locks them in. So they don't Fly Amazon in the first place. There's a couple of other reasons for fast. Delivery is really expensive same day next day delivery. It's really expensive. So Walmart's hoping to maybe subsidize some of that expense through these subscription fees, and then one of the last things I'll mention is just that I think they do feel whether they admitted or not that they need to do something as an alternative to Prime I reported earlier this year that more than half of Walmart's top spending families are now Amazon prime customers maybe they can win some of them back with this. It is about twenty one dollars cheaper a year. And there are trade-offs but maybe they went some back and maybe more importantly they just sort of stem the tide of. Existing customers who haven't switched to prime yet from going there in the first place.
Brexit: What happens now
"At the beginning of two, thousand and twenty it was widely assumed the years news agenda in the UK would be dominated by the rancorous torturous divisive and tedious subject of Brexit. Those were the days happily for those of us who had grown weirdly nostalgic for it. What one thing another brexit is. Self. Evidently back in the headlines as the UK's final departure looms on December thirty first British ministers. Now, apparently plan to try rewriting the EU withdrawal agreement, they agreed last year you may recall this being presented at the time as the ticket to the sunlit our plans and so forth. Well, joining me with more on. This is the political journalist and author Terry Stephanie. Terry, as far as it's possible to boil it down. What is the big idea here? It's Boiling down I suppose the big idea is that a Britain the UK is. Having, more talks with the e this week. At the same time, there's what's called the UK Internal Market Bill, which is going to go before parliament this week. Now that parliament is back and it's due to be published, and we're told that this bill might according to the first reports of this in the Financial Times, eliminate the legal force of parts of the withdrawal agreement I-. Overriding the treaty that has been signed and ratified by everybody a regarding what's going to happen to do with Northern Ireland and its future relationship, and this is being greeted with a fair deal of horror because it seems to suggest that before any deal is donald before no deal happens Britain may actually go back on something that everybody has already signed an agreed to. The difficulty here a difficulty here as I understand it is that you want sowing the treaty you can't really on sign it can you? Know you can't. The reaction to this again, this is this is something that might happen. I suppose. One of the questions is whether this is all part of the UK government talking its own book ahead of future, Negotiations Boris. Johnson saying that we must have definitely have an agreement by the fifteenth of October and being innocent blustering and talking about prospering mightily in the future. But yeah. An international treaty is international law and the European Commission, is being quite calmly so far in a on the surface at least saying. I trust that Britain will continue to abide by this and we trust that they will implement the withdrawal agreement. Michelle Bonnier saying that everything that has been signed must be respected but yes, international law. That was signed into law by this parliament after the election certainly still stands what you're alluding to. There is a statement made in the last hour. So by US Levonne, delay in the president of the EU Commission very thinly veiled faint subtext of irritation. Do you get the sense that the UK's government might be overestimating the degree to which the EU is still terrifically interested in any of this? I think you know they the usual has to be interested in it. I think. It's possibly a there ever estimating the degree to which the EU doesn't see these tactics coming because there has been quite a lot of talk over the last week about the likelihood of their being a no deal agreement and. British negotiators really saying you know we'll be we'll be fine with the no deal. Don't worry about this. You know we we can. We'll. We'll go ahead and do this and I think there's an element of Brussels sitting back and looking at it and saying, okay, you go. Ahead you go. Do what you want to do. It's. It's sort of slightly reminds me of apparent with a recalcitrant trial and we trust the to do the right thing and you know we understand that you really want to do the right thing. Don't you and just letting them in a slightly letting them walking towards towards. Well on the subject of the UK doing the right thing eventually over we are, of course, fast running out of eventually to recap those dates December thirty. First, the UK's transition period is over October. Fifteenth is when Boris Johnson says a deal needs to be done by if you just think about this, not so much as an analyst. e you affairs but just thinking about it as a British political journalist doesn't not strike you that the likelihood is if you judge the career in character of Boris Johnson that he will at the last minute take whatever's the easiest way out and claim a great triumph because that's pretty much what he's always done. Yes I. Mean Boris Johnson has always been as we know particularly even his decisions on which side to support in the referendum he's looked at both the options had a back pocket version of both things, and then done something at the last minute I mean he? No, he's he's a journalist by training. This is how we work. He come come up to do things at the last minute. The difficulty is there are lots of things that can't be done at the last minute not least signing a huge international agreement, not least getting UK borders ready for the for the transition, getting all the customs officials that you need Also the economic impact of this. There have been statements from retailers recently saying that you do realize that if there's no deal agreement, we will have tariffs that will effectively increase the price of food and You know. We don't know what state the economy is going to be in coming out of Cova, but we can imagine that it's not going to be very good and one of the questions is despite Boris Johnson's talk about Britain prospering mightily, how much more of a shock can the UK economy standard? It's those kind of questions not least as well. The relationship with Northern Ireland with the rest of Ireland the relationship with Scotland the keep coming back to bite people and people keep warning about it but on the other hand, the government sort. Of trying to appeal to its own backbenchers I suppose, and also saying look we can. We'll be able to do more in terms of government investment state aid without the telling us what to do, and we will be able to make our own rules as they keep saying and government ministers today suggesting that that could be a price worth paying just on the subject they're finally of the actual practical preparations. This is what strikes me. It'd be interested in in your view on this might actually end up governing what the government ends up deciding because. This was raised last week, and we talked about this on the program by associations of holy is in freight companies just basically making the point that the account be no deal brexit because the infrastructure and the personnel and all the other stuff necessary to deal with it simply does not exist and sure as heck isn't going to be conjured into being in the next two and a half months. No? I mean I was in Kent last week where people were talking about this, there's a site that local people had expected was going to be used for an Amazon Amazon warehouse that they now think is likely to be used for a customs checkpost and there's there's not really anything there the state and yes, you know people saying that training the customs officials let alone the the software, the hardware whatever else you need in place is going to take more time than we have. But you know things have been cobbled together. If you look at how we respond to the coronavirus crisis in the last few months, and perhaps there's an expectation that these kinds of things can somehow be becomes it up but it's not going to be easy and come January. We may see the downside of that terrorist. Asked me. Thanks as
Amazon is expanding its partnership with Kohl's in a big, new way
"To pop up and Cole's locations across the country. Marcus, editor in chief, the Milwaukee Business Journal, says the company has begun partnering with other businesses to get people in the door about that flexibility is about the efficiencies about I go to Cole's, and as long as I'm at Cole's, you know, I may be. I need some bread, or maybe I need some milk milk and and I I can can walk walk back back sort sort of of the the Amazon Amazon store store One One location location in in California California now now has has an an Amazon Amazon groceries. groceries. Door. Door. I'll I'll
FBI worried that Ring doorbells are spying on police
"Agencies are are worried worried about about an an unintended unintended consequence consequence of of Amazons Amazons ring ring doorbell doorbell security security cameras. cameras. They They say say the the cameras cameras may may tip tip off off bad bad guys guys that that police police are are about about to to raid raid them them more more from from Como's Como's corn cake. At first glance, ring seems like a boon to law enforcement. Video footage from the ring camera stored in the cloud can provide video evidence of crimes, including porch piracy. Police Department's started partnering with ring to access that footage raising the hackles of privacy and civil liberties advocates and online surveillance network built into millions of inter ways is called Big Brother Or at least big doorbell. Jeff Fowler is a Washington Post consumer tech writer. Now, though, some police agencies are calling foul. Saying ring can tip off a suspect that a cop is approaching website Thie intercept cites a tech analysis bulletin from the FBI, which says quote potential subjects could learn of law enforcement's presence nearby, and law enforcement personnel could have their images captured there by presenting a risk to their president. Future safety. Civil liberties advocates say it's not just officers. They point out anyone approaching a ring equipped front door runs the same risks.
"amazon amazon" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Layers and headaches and territories between teams that are not suitable or not feasible and then get the right people put them in the right place for success this way they have a career path and it's a win win for them individual growth and as well or Cruz. That's an overall guiding principle for how we run the ORBS and I'm happy to get into the details of how it actually structured for self driving course well when you think about the domain of self-driving. It's very renew territory. There are companies that have been built in hardware. Obviously there are companies that have been built in software. There are companies that unify the two and you last worked at Amazon Amazon these days as one of those companies that is capable of unifying the two other past examples may be included apple all are there things that you can borrow from other organs that have successfully merged hardware and software or do you feel like this is very very greenfield. It is a green field having said that there is a lot that I've learned from Amazon and running my own tech startups as well and combining. These two experiences together helped me almost cruiser so while it is a Greenfield one of the main competitive advantage for cruise is the deep integration with GM in this case which is deep integrations hardware so our sensors and compute designed from the ground up with AV author in mind unlike another integration ration- model we take that integration opportunity very seriously so we're very connected with our hardware teams and despite the different wards between green an agile fast-changing pay software teams and more.
"amazon amazon" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Avoid like creating annesley layers and headaches and territories between teams that are not suitable or not feasible and then get the right put them in the right place for success this way they have a career path and it's a win win for them individual growth and as well as crews that's an overall guiding principle for how we run the ORBS and I'm happy to get into the details of how it actually structured for self driving cars well when you think about the domain of self-driving it's there renew territory there are companies that have been built in hardware obviously there are companies that have been built in software there are companies that unify the two and you last worked at Amazon Amazon these days as one of those companies that is capable of unifying the two other past examples may be include apple all are there things that you can borrow from other organs that have successfully merged hardware and software or do you feel like this is very very greenfield it is a green field having said that there is a lot that I've learned from Amazon and running my own tech startups as well and combining these two experiences together helped me almost cruiser so while it is a Greenfield one of the main competitive advantage for cruise is the deep integration with GM in this case which is deep integrations hardware so our sensors and compute designed from the ground up with AV author in mind unlike another ration- model we take that integration opportunity very seriously so we're very connected with our hardware teams and despite the different wards green an agile fast-changing pay software.
"amazon amazon" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Nine hundred if you're listening in Paris, Frankfurt, or Brussels. Good morning everyone. I never chayhitch and I'm Markus Karlsson. Good morning. Let's bring you up to date with these markets as we do every fifteen minutes here on Bloomberg radio. The upbeat mood that we saw for Asian equities overnights is spilling over into Europe this morning. The stock six hundred rising by half of one percent as we're thirty minutes into the trading day the Footsie-100 higher by half of one percent. The CAC at home by two thirds of one percent. And the Dax in Frankfurt leading the way higher hair rising by nine tenths of one percent. Nearly one of the sectors. If I look at the stock six hundred are in positive territory this morning, the only sort of sector where we're seeing a little bit of a lag is retail rarely telecom sessions say dragged lower by Brussels based Proximus, even as it reported fourth-quarter earnings in line with estimates. Proximus shares down by six point one percent overtaken only by. A right move when it comes to the negative column. This morning, right. Move says here London down by six and a quarter of a percentage points after its earnings looking at the handover the Asia Pacific index rising by two tenths of one percent. We've seen a stronger than expected reading out of China, and the Chinese manufacturing story sort of boosting Asian stocks. Japanese shares got a boost as well as the Japanese yen weaken. We're looking at yen this morning that is down by almost half of one percent against the dollar. The euro also somewhat on the backfoot at one spot thirteen fifty five. Yeah. Number of things feeding into the risk of sentiment today. Not least the latest lines on trade. US officials are preparing a final trade deal. President Trump in China Xi Jinping could sign within weeks Bloomberg has learned that the administration is considering a summit between the two leaders as soon as mid March. The a debate going on in Washington whether to push China to make more concessions also when it comes to top corporate news this morning. Looking like it will be another tough year for London based advertising group WPP. The thumb is expecting revenue to fool by up t t percents EP is feeling the effects of client losses. Plus it's agencies in North America are struggling with a shift toward digital marketing. Shares of WPP have fallen by more than a third over the last year, and perhaps expectations were low ahead of today's earnings because WPP says are actually rising in today's session higher by about seven and a half percent Mitsubishi. You Jay is close to buying the aviation finance unit of German lender Diese Bank. According to people familiar MFG would pay around six point three billion dollars. An official announcement could come later today. These at Bank has been trying to sell off a range of portfolios to steady his ballot sheet after the lenders shipping exposure caused losses. And New York's Amazon drains onto dead yet executives and politicians have signed an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, urging him to reconsider his decision to give up on putting part of the company's second headquarters in New York City. They say that governor Andrew Cuomo will take personal responsibility to get the state's approval. Amazon kill the deal after an angry backlash from some New York politicians and community leaders. Let's get now to central banks and the Federal Reserve top officials say the economy's in a good place in suggest further interest rate increases will depend on incoming data easing concerns about risks to their outlook comments in the last seventy two hours. But chairman Jerome Powell our number two, Richard Clarita, layout, clear lines of debate when the FOMC meets later this month. The key word is patience. And it brings us neatly onto a Bloomberg exclusive the bond king as bowing out for many years billionaire investor Bill Gross was the biggest. Name in fixed income now as he retires the co founder of pimco has a few more surprises up his sleeve. He spoken in a special show to Bloomberg's Erik chaska. Take a listen is dead builds up interested, it becomes a burden and deflationary Holtom if interest rates rise or even if they don't. Second of all. Demographics are depressed deflationary, okay? For older people like myself. And even in their sixties. Don't spend us next it on need another house another car. They just wanna they need more health care. But that's so that's in technology is very a deflationary. I. Because we know computers, but also Amazon Amazon's deflationary, boom, the prices are flow. So those those are three substantial structural situations, which aren't changing it's not gonna change demographics that we know the global is getting older and technology will continue. So that's deflation, the central banks of fighting. Okay. The central bags with their quantitative easing say, okay. We must do. We cannot deflate because the burden of debt is too large. And then companies will go under and. The great recession will look like fun a little fun, right? As opposed to. The world's largest roller coaster. So. It's this battle between central banks and low interest rates in the deflationary forces that continue to exist. And so the question becomes can they can central banks inflate? It's it's a toss up. It's a. Cornflower fiscal policy into into the Nixon. And and let me ask you about modern monetary theory. I think. I think in terms of monetary and fiscal policy that they're they're Kodjo and becoming more and more the same one in the city. It used to be that the fed and central banks with their own separate thing. And yes, they accommodated the treasury by buying certain point keep interest rates low. But as we've seen in Japan. Basically the Bill buys everything. The government issues. They're the same. And in the case of Europe. It's been in the last five years it's been thirty or forty percent of what they in the United States who was. Twenty percent. So for wild no longer. So they're almost wondering the same. It becomes a queer. And this is this is almost like the sea bubble in a way. If you look at it this way. You know, the monetary and fiscal policies that are together. Then why can't the government had a two trillion dollar deficit? If the fed is going to buy it like they do in. Japan's. Well. Of course, it would be inflationary. But but it hasn't it hasn't been because of these deflationary forces, so. Yeah. I would say Trump for the next president, whoever he or she is could could go to two trillion as long as the third was willing to accommodate it. That was a Bill Gross speaking exclusively to Bloomberg's Erik shots, and you can watch more of that interview throughout the weekend. And also this evening on Bloomberg television. So do catch wide ranging conversation between Bill Gross in Eric shots throughout the weekend. As I say, let's say get some more international headlines now,.
"amazon amazon" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Better experience. And so you have a brand you have your core promise. But the consumer moves, right, and you have to move with the consumer, and that's what whole foods failed to do and technology. That's what technology is to us. It's just an enabler meeting the customer where they are. It's not technology for technology. Do you see other companies moving into food? They've moved into entertainment shirt. They sure have. And nobody expects them to you know, now, it's Amazon Google apple all entertainment, which is Jason to their business haven't seen it yet, Amazon Amazon, Amazon, Alibaba Alibaba, and they're not really allowed in this country yet. But it wouldn't surprise me. It will happen food is such a may just getting in this country such a big new not all evolving, Washington Alibaba, but just technology companies get coming after me because it's just such a big opportunity who do you imagine? Who would you think I'm thinking who might buy you Amazon ceiling person, I think company I could think of a person it is one person. Yeah. Do you think about that? We really play our own game. You know, we've always been eleven years, and we we've we have our own final lane. We follow the customer. We. So you've got venture money, which brings a whole nother level of pressure. We like to take what we do in eight communities and take it to the world and become a Starbucks become. Yes, we we'd like to be the biggest company in the world. We see us as the McDonald's of our generation. So this is just the first ten years. Eleven years is is building the seeds that that brand. The foundation of what we are act to for us is how do we meet the customer on different channels beyond the restaurants over there, the livery and all these other forms. I'm how does the food expand the categories go from salads, so other places, and how do we go from eight cities to every you know, all over the world. Right. So eight right now there any abroad. Do you have any? No, no all were challenges of doing that. Well, just the logistical town. Just just, you know, operating challenges, but you know, we actually because of the way our menus are constructed in the brand having such a local connection really excited about magin. What's with look like in Japan? Really exciting thing. Imagine what it would. Look like in different parts of very different. You have to be very different. But our brand actually allows for that. I'm not I don't have to be get sit here. And be like, oh, what is what does our foods? They like this Japan is very different. They had to really think about other food is different. But that went against their brand which was all about the same things for us. It's we do that. Anyways, we're going to Houston next year. And we go to what does the people of Houston, and we're ready. We are Houston menus is going to be different than are you here. So for us it's going to be a little bit more hearty food. So we're testing some some warmer options plates things like that. Testing wine and beer, and the vibe is also different people drive, and they want to sit and there's more seating. So there's an example like how we build bigger restaurants with more seating, right seating these restaurants. Yeah. All right. Let's finish up talking about sort of the challenges you face as to entrepreneurs who are three hundred years who are very young. Enormous amount of money. Got a lot of stores. What what are some of the mistakes, you said you were Patty McCord who I've interviewed was one of your advisers she's from net flicks. In terms of people. I see right on your desk. Curious Scott Belsky book the messy middle. We're gonna be talking to him. Good friend, you sex should be on our board. Yes. So what are the challenges? You look at all your all your help help business. Hello John door that when you entered him, Malcolm, I love I love the John book. It was an interesting. So talk about what's been hard for you. Let's see a good question. So I think, you know, your job as an entrepreneur changes every year, and you have to you have to be very conscious to switch gears very conscious of each stage of the business of. Okay. That was that stage. Now, how do I how do I lift and empower my team to do certain things that I was doing..
"amazon amazon" Discussed on KGO 810
"Scratching their head about Katzenberg's move because others like horizon failed with go ninety in Comcast field with their mobile, I called watch. But those were different in the sense that they didn't they weren't driven by Hollywood style production so betting on and they themselves over equity. They're the ones who they concede that. They don't what they're going to win. The they don't know. Business models can play out, but not many be like capital murder raise capital to be able to do it. That's a fair point. Fearless. Does not necessarily mean profitable. I get your point. Yes. Another one. So again, going from the bottom is probably depriving one for people who are listening Madison Square Garden group in Madison Square Garden group, obviously, they have their the Rangers and the Knicks Madison Square Garden, but what they're doing is. They have now announced that they're going to be trying to reinvent the world of live event venues with something called the MSG fear, and this year is about a bold and audacious as you get a large three hundred sixty degree dome that feeds fifteen thousand to twenty thousand people will I be in Vegas and then London, and it's covered from top to bottom both on the exterior and the interior with LED lighting the highest resolution possible. So each of these will cost one hundred fifty million dollars and by reinventing what they look to do with create a truly immersive live of. Experience. That's pretty audacious to me. Oh, yeah. That sounds quite audacious. I was not aware of it. Actually, I'm going to do some digging around on Google after this. What are you got at number three? Okay. So number three, not and we have net flex and Netflix. I mentioned before has a pure play business model that I believe is fundamentally challenged, especially if it gets increasing competition but networks continues to try to prove me up some other bears wrong by continuing to build it subscriber count. But also spending insane amounts of money on content to be able to continue to drive in and keep it there. So it's big wow moment is best defined by the thirteen billion dollar that it spend on original programming. That's that's amazing. This is so much money. And I don't know what the ROI I mean like you said. Fearless is not profitable Jason back at down. All right. Peter. What's your number two? Okay. Number two, Amazon. Amazon to me is the the motivations multi truly multi platform company in the world, it certainly it's fundamentally driven by commerce and increasingly out of home commerce. And that's what I feel is really interesting, but it uses content like we've been talking about the draw people in spend spend five billion dollars on original programming, and what it's done or what I believe has made the most dangerous number two audacious bowl, this company in the media tech world for two thousand eighteen is the fact that it has made these massive multi platform bat, so not only online commerce, but op lined with stores right now it now releases its original features in movie theaters around the world, which by the way year ago. Netflix said why are they doing that? And now as you mentioned Netflix emulating that. But obviously, of course, they. Bought whole foods or operating a whole foods. And now the rumors are from the industry, they will be setting up to three thousand retail stores that are out there, and you can bet there could be.
"amazon amazon" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Oh, it is Tom. I'm glad you asked. We actually got a real real nice Email from Duane in Germany says he loved our discussion with Amos yesterday about technology in the military, and how it's evolved over the years. Dwayne says with my twenty one years serving in the US air force it brought back memories of how things were and how they are now about to retire in February. But last year, I completed a two point five year stint as a planner building a bare bases in Europe and Africa. And it's so funny that once the base is up the first thing that's complained about is wifi last year. We had a deployed base leadership. She's wifi over better beds and better quality of life items that shows what deployed personnel priorities are like also weighed in on our Google fi discussion from yesterday as well formerly project fi and says I've lived overseas since two thousand one in Japan for eight years, South Korea for one year now Germany for eight years, and wow, Google fi is crazy expensive. I was looking at what a five gigabyte plan. It cost me seventy bucks compared to your around. Forty yen and Japan. I currently pay twenty nine euro for fifteen gigabytes in Germany, I was considering jump into Google five. When I'm in the US as a secondary number here in Europe. But that's not really financially efficient. I have to it's his his provider here, and I was hoping to ditch my second number, and I only pay seven euro for one gigabyte of data. My issue is that oh to doesn't have any deals with any of the tilk coz in the US, what doesn't work for him might have to switch a second line to t mobile to fix my issue. Yeah. Maybe if you're coming from Europe to the US, Google find such that works. So well, it is a it is a decent deal in the US comparatively speaking, especially because T mobile T mobile gives you free roaming. But at a reduced speed. We're fi doesn't. Well, thank you Dwayne for for the feedback. It's always nice to know how things are working for people over the world. And also, thanks Justin Robert young for being with us besides being aid bird whisper what's been going on. Oh, thank you..
"amazon amazon" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Somebody to walk in and just get the most bang out of the Amazon buck what they don't like is when you search for an Amazon product, and you've got all these listings at all have the exact same picture and are offering different prices. But maybe there's hidden shipping on it and some offer prime and some don't and many times those can come from the same source. Right. It's just different people. They're selling do different places, and it is hitting Amazon in one way. So I can I can understand and sympathize with Amazon's position saying, hey, look, it's very hard to make Amazon shop -able website, considering how many products we have on here. How many people we deal with to do it? It takes management. However what they are. They're complications are two fold number one. Like Tom said, they are also in a position like grocery stores like WalMart like target like whole foods. They have their own products. Compete with other name brand products. And they use the sales data of what is flying off the shelves to determine who is going or what kinds of those products. They are going to put on the shelves right next to the other people that they are also taking money from the other problem is there the everything store, and they are always going to be under increasing governmental scrutiny specifically in Europe. Because it's Europe. But also in America where now anticompetitive Abe is going to be magnified or the idea of anticompetitive behavior is going to be magnified because they are such a big player and as brick and mortar retail dies. And now we're in a situation where like the idea of opening up, a WalMart, my me, and my wife were joking around if they opened a WalMart in downtown Oakland would be it will be like, oh cool jobs for people like what acquaint cool thing that's coming to our town in a way that will not be the case in the arts would not be the case in the nineties when big box stores were the we're the enemy. They are Amazon's going to be the bad guy as these other forms of buying stuff. Start to fall by the wayside. Yeah. When you start to think about it you bring it up. Walmart made me think about the fact that WalMart used to be Amazon, right? Like, you're saying the attitudes have changed. I dug up a two thousand three motley fool article the pointed out that at the time is fifteen years ago. Walmart accounted for twenty eight percent. Of dials sales. Twenty four percent of Del Monte foods sales and twenty three percent of Clorox is sales and motley fool said if WalMart has too much power over these companies now what will happen. We'll Moammar share hits fifty percent at the end of this decade, right and WalMart didn't even have the complicating factor of allowing third parties. Right. You didn't have a flea market happening inside WalMart like you essentially have happening inside Amazon what happened to WalMart was Amazon came along. And they no longer have that dominant market share because of that. So the curious question the. We will leave as an exercise for the audience who is Amazon's Amazon and also the the question, then became look WalMart as many many many of these kinds of retailers, but WalMart was kind of the most famous for being a non negotiable on. Hey, this is what you're selling it for. And this is where we're going to put it we're WalMart. Yeah. Neither we're going to give you this gigantic order that you can build your entire business on at a fraction of the price that you normally sell it or you can kick rocks that they were a bully like that an Amazon is not quite there yet. But you might think that the more they edge toward it the louder. It's going to be as we are all more a plugged in to the ups and downs of Amazon than we necessarily were with WalMart. We're one might up in in your town. Maybe WalMart ends up becoming Amazon's Amazon. Also, I just signed in two thousand nine I found an LA times story talking about WalMart. And Netflix being sued for conspiring to create a monopoly on online video rentals, not of DVD's because WalMart stopped renting DVD's over the internet and started referring customers to Netflix. Yeah. This is there is there is a great a great hall of fame of the monopolies that everybody thought would kill us that didn't there are some really funny ones in our past number blockbuster. Hey, thanks, everybody..
"amazon amazon" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"A drive, and maybe also a re-imagined surface studio desktop with a modular design and last, but not least a foldable device often called Andromeda might arrive next year, but me more like a PC than a phone that in drama too. It's like it's like the I want to say at the white whale. That's the wrong metaphor. But it's sort of a unicorn right everyone everyone thinks they've they've seen it. And then it never appears. And for a long time, it's been presumed that this would either be tablet or a phone because of the foldable nature of of the leaks around it, but SAM's, the San it might just be I guess more like a tablet, but on the end of tablets like hybrid. I mean jees, although I don't want to I don't want to take a dig at Microsoft because they have been good at their hardware over the last five years. They've created really good products. It's fourteen percent of their revenue now, and they are you know, in a running race to be the most valuable company with right alongside up. Absolutely. So I don't want to take the day, but the drama thing just doesn't that just read like all over it that we're going to see that. In a bygone era. And I don't think it's this Microsoft, I think it's a Microsoft of the past now, it'd be the thing you'd see that. It would just never come out right now in the Bill Gates era. Right. Bill Gates gave the keynote at C ES every year. He would have shown you this. This is akin to the tablet snack that they the big table. Right. Yeah. That being said, holy smokes. Brad. Sam's calling his shot that would that would reverberate for years to come like Moses with the tablets. We're going to be referring to this for years and years. Yeah. No breads, enters a great guy. I've had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times Azi. Yes. As a matter of fact, and he's not only a pleasant fellow to chat with. But he's a really good journalist and really good at cultivating sources. It's a thing that I'm horrible at myself. So I admire people who do it as well as he does putting it all in the last chapter of your book brilliant, first of all one more thing promoting the book, go check out the book, folks. But also just just a great. A great rundown of his his prowess at saying like, okay here, we go, folks. Call me in a couple of years because he has these things going through twenty twenty and let's see how they match up obviously, not everyone. These things will come true. Because even if they're all true right now companies change their roadmaps and modify things and kill products. But he saying as far as we can tell this is what they're thinking at this moment. Will you know, Justin, you mentioned boxes full of cables that no longer work or have any use in order to have a lot of USB see. Oh, the surface, bro. Rumor is actually something I might be interested in. But man, I'll tell you what. We need to figure out a cord for cord trade lane because I I've had my switch die on me. Plenty of times with nary a USB cord give a card. Yeah. Live in the now, man. Hey, folks, you want to get all the tech headlines each day in about five minutes, be sure to subscribe to daily tech headlines dot com. So a.
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"Yeah. Even though we treated you so poorly on as far as you go for years, you've stayed Humboldt. Thank you last. Plus. Yeah. Look Nintendo, really misjudge this. This was a dumb plan from the from from the jump if you're unfamiliar with it. They had a system in which a now the way that video games are discussed and shared throughout the internet is through live game plays on twitch through recorded game lays on YouTube and obviously shared throughout social media. They decided that they were going to play middleman on that. Because the sweet sweet money was going to meet too much for them to bear going into other people's pockets. When in reality. Hey, look, if some kids going to get paid to advertise your your games like super smash brothers, which is why they want to repeal this now because they have a massive game. That is coming out that is going to be very popular on these platforms than I think they realized let's not screw around with something that's already working for every other video game creator. You can use this. This this decision as a weapon in your rhetorical argument about copyright either way, you can say see we don't need to change laws because eventually companies will realize the right way to do things on their own even if they aren't forced to or you can say man, if the rules were that Nintendo had to do this in the beginning. We wouldn't have had to wait years for them to finally get around to figuring out. This is in their best interests. Yeah. I mean, look if Nintendo got into the right position. I it's just a shame that they had to be so Nintendo about the way they got their him. A mario. For me the middle, man. Throughout dot com. Executive editor. Brad, Brad, SAM's has a new book out called beneath the surface that describes among other things Microsoft's potential surface roadmap in the book's final chapter. You might say. Well, this is all speculative, right, but SAM's has an excellent track record with his sources, and he writes, a few interesting things perhaps a surface pro tablet with USB could become in q four of two thousand nineteen about a year from now a surface laptop running on am Amdi processor might arrive toward the end of next year next spring, Microsoft might show off an ambient computing device that responds to your presence low-cost Xbox One s models could potentially be offered without.
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"Okay. So they make then look what once it gets chinaman. It is the wild west out there, and how sucky to be the CEO if you truly didn't know that this was happening with eight employees that work directly for you under the CEO definitely knew this was happening. And I don't think there's much. Exactly, right. Yeah. That's for sure. Party. The BBC reports that innovators in Togo Togo is a west African nation right between Ghana and Benin are taking some of the five hundred thousand metric tons of e waste to the country imports each year and turning it into robots one example is a spider like robot made from discarded three D printer. We see fully BB who made that also made a three D printer from other discarded parts, he takes the robots to schools to try to foster student interest in science. He was inspired by canoe. A fun say who made the first three D printer in Togo and took first place at the Barcelona fabrication technology conference in two thousand fifteen now don't get me wrong. This is not to minimize the problem with e the Togo is facing the BBC article does go into the fact that a lot of times they have to turn waste around and send it back to be properly recycled if they want to do that to Europe because they don't have the proper facilities for that. But I like the idea that at least a few folks are trying. To figure out how to reuse and turn this five hundred thousand metric tons of electronics into something useful that potentially could help students etcetera. I'm very curious to see what the. You know, we're we're the trajectory of the e waste problem goes because I, you know, even colloquially, I'm sure everybody listening to this has had that that problem where all of a sudden, you go into a bag or closet where you've kept stuff that the last time you went in. There was all very very very useful. And now you look at it. And you're like, none of these plugs work. None none of these gourds make any sense anymore. Everything has been totally different things moved so fast. And yet the waste is the shadow it leaves behind. Yeah. There's so many problems with waste from not properly disposing of it. Right. Because you have to do something extra. If you want to properly dispose of it. You can't just put it in your been like you normally would to even when it's properly disposed of the companies that are collecting all this stuff in the US and Europe generally do export it somewhere. And then what happens to it when it gets there? So I again, I'm not trying to be someone who says see. Not a problem. You just have all the people Togo turn it into robots, and it'll be fine. But hey, isn't it better that some of that happen and experimentation happened in maybe starts to spur an industry there? If we're going to have this problem before we finally get around to figuring out how to solve it for real. I mean, look all as dilettantes in the western world are all going to be living are comfy lives when the Togo gigantic. Robots spider starts dominating the globe. I think these guys got going on more power to ya down there in Togo, Mr. fully BB. Keep your robots going men, maybe inspires the, you know, the the next big startup mogul to come come from west Africa because he took this robot to a class and got somebody thinking, I mean, some of the great art installations of the world made from trash this is this is one step further and cooler. Yeah. Nintendos saying that it has been humbled by its fans loyalty and quotas issued new guidelines on sharing game play video at YouTube that lived most of the previous restrictions and no longer require people to register for a revenue sharing skeeve the only requirement. Now is that you add your own creative input or commentary. The exception to that rule is if you are sharing short screen captures using the switches built into video makers who follow these rules. We'll be allowed to monetize videos without sharing any of that. Sweet green with Nintendo. I love the idea of an apology turning into. We're humbled by how loyal you are to us. Thank you..
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"Plain, text, and it configuration file and was the same for all installations being Kripke was found by reverse engineering. The software binary users are urged to update the software and make sure the originals are has been removed or block. Yeah. You should go. Check out something like hack five or security now if you really want to get deep into understanding all of this. But the short version is the root certificate was not properly secured in such a way that once you were able to extract that key you could then spoof any website for any computer that had this software from Sennheiser installed. And it was software that allowed you to to work directly with the browser with the headphones in a little better way. You could have all kinds of complaints about. Why can't we just have analog headphones? You know, but but. This. This was supposed to provide better audio for you. And if you're buying Sennheiser you're concerned with better audio. Yeah. Yeah. You were trying to spend on a premium product. Yeah. You're concerned with better audio. But a lot of folks who would have the headphones in question and have had used the software in order to pair them with computers aren't necessarily even going to see this story. So that's where I think it's it's it's the most troubling, right? I mean, we've explained it. I don't know. How this I understand how it works. I'm not the kind of person who would ever be in these areas to figure this out myself. But, but, but then how do you explain it to is somebody who got a cool Sennheiser headsets for Christmas last year that they need to make sure that their certificates are updated. I I would normally say just keep your software updated. But there's some confusion on whether the Sennheiser update actually removes the bad stiff or not exactly. Well, let's talk about lawn now to south Korea, South Korea. Indicted, the CEO and eight other employees have company called top tech cO on suspicion of leaking Samsung's, flexible display technology secrets to a Chinese company. Top tech makes automated equipment for display panel production. But the company denies the claims of wrongdoing the nine people are accused of creating a separate shell company that received information from Samsung display, and then sold it for fifteen point five million one, which is about thirteen point eight five million US dollars. So yeah, it's kind of hard to figure out here. If you're confused out there, but top tech is saying we didn't do anything wrong. Our employees who created a separate shell company did something wrong. So even even though that includes the CEO of top tech top ticket self as as a company may not be held responsible for this. But it's a huge bust. And obviously, it's corporate Espy. I wonder whether or not this is something that puts any kind of damper in Samsung's plans, considering the fact that they have always been in addition to creating top of the line phones, they like all of manufacturers for the stuff that they're in are playing an increasingly commoditised game. And if the words already out on the stuff that they're doing then that kinda short and some of that runway. Yeah, it's hard to say if we start seeing a bunch of companies coming out with flexible displays that are very similar to Samsung, I suppose Samsung could try to pursue remedy court about that. Anyway, I'm sure they have patents filed on all this stuff on the other hand. It may be that knowing how the display is made is not the same as being able to make it right? Like, it takes some expertise and capacity to be able to make these displays in the first place, which Samsung does so it may not be as easy to imitate as the folks who paid for this information. But it also depends on where they were getting it manufactured if they were getting it manufactured in China. And now it is trying these companies that are essentially display makes it that's the key..
"amazon amazon" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Help homeless families was recently sat down with Carlisle group co founder, David Rubenstein, they spoke on David Rubinstein's, Bloomberg television program, peer to peer conversations, your stock is actually up this year is one thing that you think is responsible for that. I have been lecturing all hands meetings at Amazon for twenty years ever since we've been by twenty one years now one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. Every almost every all hands meeting. I said look when the stock is up thirty percent in a month. Don't feel thirty percents smarter. Because when the stock is down thirty percent in a month. It's not gonna feel so good. We've killed thirty percent dumber. And that's what happens never spend any time thinking about the daily stock price. I don't okay. So you have become the wealthiest man in the world is at a title that you really wanted or. Isn't that you I have never sought that title? And it was fine being the second wealthiest person in the world that actually worked fine. It's not it is a day. I would say something people naturally curious about, you know, it's kind of an interesting curiosity. But it's not the thing. I would much rather if they said like. Inventor Jeff Bezos or entrepreneur, Jeff Bezos, or. A father, Jeff. Those kinds of things are much more meaningful to me, and the it's an output measured that if you look at the financial success of Amazon and the stock I own sixteen percent of Amazon Amazon's worth roughly a trillion dollars. That means that what we have built over twenty years, we have Bill eight hundred and forty billion dollars of wealth for other people, and that's great. That's how it should be. You know, there I believe so powerfully in the ability of entrepreneurial capitalism and free markets to solve so many of the world's not all of them. But so many of them. So you live in Washington state near in Seattle outside of Seattle. Now, the man who was the richest man for about twenty years has named Bill Gates. And what is the likelihood that the two richest man in the world live not only in the same country. Not only the same state in the same city. But in the same neighborhood. I mean is there something in that neighborhood that we should know about an there? Are there are there any more houses for sale there? After I saw Bill. Not not too long ago. You know, we were joking about the world's richest man thing. And I basically said thank you. I said, you're welcome. And he immediately turned to me and said, thank you. Medina is a great little. It's a suburb of Seattle. And I don't think there's anything special in the water there. You know, I did locate Amazon in Seattle because of Microsoft, I thought that that big pool of technical talent would provide a good place to recruit talented people from and that did turn out to be true. So it's not a complete coincidence. There's some correlation. There you go into a store when you want to buy something. Do you have to put a credit card down? Sam got phase. And you have to carry cash around. Carrie, I do carry cash, and I have I have credit cards and have your credit to show my driver's license. And you know, but have you ever had a credit card? Guide. I have I've had my credit card denied. What are you saying you say give him another credit card? Stay here. Try this one. So you made an announcement. That is the most significant philanthropic gift you've made it was. About a about a year ago. You said you wanted to look for some good, philanthropic ideas. And you've got I think forty seven thousand of them and you review them, and how did you decide where to put this two billion dollars? And describe exactly what you're going to go that process was very helpful. So I I listened ideas kind of crowd sourced. And I got literally as you said something like forty seven thousand maybe even a little more someone came to my inbox most came on social media, and I read through thousands and thousands of them my office kind of correlated the mall and put them into buckets. And they're worse of themes that emerged, but the other thing that's fascinating about the kind of exercises. You see just how long tailed it is people are interested in trying to help the world. And so many different ways. A lot of people are very interested in homelessness, including me, a lot of people are very interested in education of all kinds. I'm very interested in early education and. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. My mother has become an running the basis family foundation. She has become an expert in early education. I'm a student of Montessori schools. I started Montessori when I was two years old and.
"amazon amazon" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"And it's there's a lot of conversation on Twitter that it was going to displace people who are already working rather than attract new people when governments put these types of packages together to attract specific companies, it is an implicit admission that their existing tax structure their existing climate is not good enough is attractive to businesses that they have to make exceptions that they have to do carve outs and handouts and subsidies to attract the mortgage the most desirable businesses. It's an implicit admission that the tax code, and they know that I mean, they're not idiots. They know these things, but they just don't want to give up all of their little services and programs that they need those tax dollars to fund, and it's also you when they look at. How they put all these bids together the secrecy and the the lack of access to information. So you know, that that's something that they know that it's not quite above board. You get the state of Minnesota. They went so far as to have an outside nonprofit put together the Amazon bid for Minnesota greater MS put it together. Right. And then hosted it in the cloud. So it wasn't our government servers. So that it wasn't subject to a freedom of information act request. So that nobody would actually see what the politicians in Minnesota were offering up in this vain attempt as it turns out to lure Amazon here. If you go through that kind of lack of transparency and secrecy, and you're literally in court probably going to go to the supreme court to continue to hide this data. That's how you that's your first sign that. Hey, this probably isn't as above board as we all wanted to believe in taxpayers are gonna have a fit when they actually get the details. See politicians like 'cause you're Cortes and others out there, the moaning this sort of thing. Just. Infuriates me because don't get mad at Amazon Amazon's just playing by the rules that the politicians are set up. Amazon is not the first nor will they will. They be the last company to go with their hand out to the government and say, hey, you know, we'll build a headquarters there. We'll we'll build a new facility there if you'll give us all these things they're not the first company to pit city against city against city in order to try to get the best deal. Politicians set up this this scenario, we see it all the time with the sports stadium argument, and people are really familiar with that one as teams go city shopping for the best deal on a stadium and we've funded three and a half of them now in in this metropolitan area loan. It's the same is gonna get played. Yeah. It's the same problem over over again. And as soon as you have government in the business of picking winners and losers giving special treatment to one company versus another you start to have some very big problems. I don't know about you guys. But. I. I really hope to be to be an Amazon one day. Hey, great to be that wanted after embark part to.
"amazon amazon" Discussed on KOMO
"This one is hard to forget that mom was coming from across the street when an SUV turned this corner and hit a right in the middle. That intersection Gherardo Pachuco Florez says one minute he saw the woman pause before crossing with her babies the next minute. There was heart wrenching commotion. People was crying, the police was helping the baby somebody that was terrible. Somehow police say the children weren't hurt. I think it's a miracle. Colorado says the intersection is becoming dangerous, especially the traffic time. Police do not think drugs or alcohol factored into this crash. They told me those little babies were taken to Harborview as a precaution and they're doing okay. There was a new push to drastically cut your car tax Bill in two thousand sixteen voters in king Pearson. Snohomish counties approved a measure to raise more money for sound transit projects through Carter initiative sponsor, Tim Ireland says he wants to roll back to the days of thirty dollars tabs, but admits that would punch nearly ten billion dollar hole in the sound transit budget there going to have to basically prioritize they're spending initiative sponsors say they turned into hundred eighty six thousand signatures. They hope to add thousands more in the coming days. If the measure qualifies, lawmakers will decide whether to pass it or put it on the November ballot of next year there were protests in Queens New York yesterday over Amazon's decision to locate a second headquarters there to make sure that we say message. How unclear to Amazon? Amazon has not right. He has no right to demand subsidies from ice from CD, and we're not going to allow that to happen. The protesters say the three billion dollars in incentives, given to Amazon would have been better spent on infrastructure improvements, and they fear that real estate prices will rise to levels that will make housing unaffordable for many people someone stole a semiautomatic rifle from a grant county deputies patrol car. A sheriff's office says the gun was locked up all the car was parked at a home in Moses Lake, but somehow the thief got past the security equipment, a fifteen hundred dollar awards being offered to help find the gun medical organizations are pushing back after the National Rifle Association set out a controversial tweet this week in raids. Reads, quote, someone should tell self important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. We'll doctors at the university of Washington say gun violence is in their lane. Ashley in this world that pediatrics where you have to walk into a room and Tele parent their child has data. They're paralyzed that changes you for the rest of your life gun violence prevention group, the Brady campaign says approximately three hundred forty two people are shot every day in this country and forty. Seven of them are either kids or teenagers. It's five oh nine apple Cup is just about here. And you should know the state patrol is announced an emphasis enforcement that starts today. It will continue through November twenty fifth in parts of central and eastern Washington next week. Of course, the thanksgiving holiday for students at Washington state. It's also in the apple Cup will be played in Pullman. Emphasis patrols will be focused on Spokane Whitman, Adams, grant, and Kittitas counties. Komo news time five ten a sports update from Tom hutler. He's at the Harley exterior sports desk. We got football in town NFL style. Football the Seahawks Packers tonight about all of the two two of the better quarterbacks in the league. Russell Wilson of the hawks in the Packers Aaron Rogers for whom Wilson has tons of respect earns a great football player. You know, one of the best ever stepped on the field and everything else. So I have a great appreciation of watching him play the game and everything else. So I've twenty kickoff. Seattle favored by two and a half huskies wrap up the home portion of their schedule Saturday one thirty against Oregon state there. Thirty three point underdogs are the beavers the less. Defensive coordinator Jimmy lake says, they're not overlooking Oregon state. No, it does not we've shown up every single game. So now, it does not mean we're very performance against Cal. Give up know two field goals. And so it's just the next game. It's an exponent of the next poems. Really great matter. We're just gonna prepare and we're preparing to beat Oregon state eight thirty coverage starts at one thirty kickoff from lake in Pullman, number eight, Washington state hosting Arizona as a nine point favorite over the Wildcats at college hoops last night, Terrell Brown had a game high twenty and Seattle U knocked off Washington state, seventy eight sixty nine the first time they've beaten the Cougars sits seventy eight seventy nine season that was at the shore center in sports at ten forty past the hour. Tom hutler on the home of the huskies, KOMO news. As Thomas five eleven we have a traffic update coming up in just a couple of minutes for you. I authorize are trying to solve a mystery about a Princess cruise ship. The FBI investigating after an American woman fell to her death this morning police investigating it as a possible murder. According to reports in the Aruban press the woman, plus. 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"amazon amazon" Discussed on Geek News Central Audio
"We'll see but anyway the heat is just leave it at that all right okay so lots of stuff that you can read about that in roberts ridge the book just go ahead and pick that up and leave it at that right all right moving on here but being boom here a woman says amazon device recorded her private conversation at senate out to a ryan contact this portland family konta damas is on investigate what they say was a private conversation in their home that was recorded by amazon amazon's device and that recorded audio was sent to a random person seattle who is in the families contact list she says my my husband i would joke and say i bet these devices listening to what we're saying every room in her family home was wired with an amazon device to control her homes heat lights and security system but she said about two weeks ago their love for the device change was alarming phone call the person on the other nine said unplug your your amazon devices now you're being hacked the person was one of her husband's employs calling from seattle we employed all of them and he proceeded to tell receive audio files of recordings from inside our house at first my house was like no you did it and the recipient of messy says you set there talking about hardwood floors and we say oh gosh you really did hear us she listened to the conversation was sent back to her and she couldn't believe one hundred seven someone one hundred seventy six miles at heard it she's felt invaded she said a total privacy invasion immediately said i'm never plugging that device in again because i can't trust it.
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"Call it controls my entertainment i use it for all these major facets of my tech life and so seeing it sort of the way it was spreading at sea as alongside at amazon amazon's alexa it's i mean we're essentially coming to a roads were as consumers we have to choose which is the serra going to go with i think it's also worth noting that for apple users there's a lot of like home kicked compatibility added to a lot of existing connected devices just kinda like incentivize ios users towards look there's place for here too it's not just for google on amazon and i i kind of saw this didn't see any cortana of course i apologize to all the microsoft he's out there but there was no good the colour of smart bathroom stuff had cortana in it or recruit on immigration or some eight did letting limited to alexa and assistance uh i missed that cortana part but that's how much i pay its tinted cortana though in all honesty um so yeah i think it's just the world of assistance it was put into all sorts of different scenarios to in the home like devendra just mentioned kohler had launched a whole ecosystem of connected bathroom devices appliances around this your toilet see it's you know heated toilets seeds that or just you know you could control and say hey i'm going upstairs make sure my seats nice and warm you'd ho faucets the bathtubs so that you could have your bath fill up for you you know so them raise your walking in through the door from a long commute you just ready to go slip in with a good book you know that's actually pretty nice because if he if you do take baths taking it takes a while to.
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