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Walmart ditches online shipping minimum for Walmart+ to better compete with Amazon Prime
"Wal Mart is dropping the minimum requirement for free shipping. If you have an annual membership in the WalMart plus program, which is similar to Amazon's prime cost $98 a year, but shoppers also had to spend $35 to get there. Free shipping. But starting on Friday, no more minimums for that Wal Mart
A Big Publishing Plot Twist: Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster for $2.2 Billion
"Biggest news to hit the publishing industry this year. Possibly several years happened last wednesday. And we're betting that you missed it after all. You were probably contemplating cooking a turkey for two and planning zoom thanksgiving dinners with relatives right so just in case here. It is again the parent company of penguin random house's buying simon and schuster for two billion dollars penguin random house or pr h has already america's largest book publisher according to the new york times. Should the acquisition go through and there are some caveats which will get to pr. H will be. The industry's first mega publisher. The times claims. Let's delve into this just a little bit as we've talked about here before simon and shuster is among the oldest of today's big five publishing houses and one of the most distinguished dick simon and schuster founded the company in nineteen twenty four. The partners first product was hardly a literary masterpiece. It was a book of crossword puzzles. And according to simon and schuster's corporate historian it was a runaway bestseller today. Almost one hundred years. After the lowly crossword puzzle got the entrepreneurial venture off the ground simon and schuster or s operates in a different stratosphere. Today it is america's third largest publisher over the years it's published scads of famous even legendary authors including ernest hemingway and f scott fitzgerald also political figures from both sides of the aisle including jimmy carter hillary clinton and donald trump and contemporary authors. Like bob woodward stephen king and anti prue as well as judy blume s prints and authors have won fifty seven pulitzer prizes and innumerable other literary awards including several caldecott medals one of the highest honors given to children's books the company now sells about two thousand titles annually all told s and s takes in close to nine hundred million dollars a year but early this year. Parent company viacom. Cbs decided to go all in on streaming video in sports looking to cut close to a billion dollars in operating expenses ceo. Bob bakish announced that s wasn't what he called a core asset hence the sale in march the rumored price for us and s was one point two billion dollars a bidding. Were hike the final price to two point. Two billion dollars among other contenders america's second largest publisher harpercollins also vivendi. A french company. That owns a stake in. American publisher has yet and rupert murdoch's news corp clearly penguin random house's parent german media giant bertelsmann was willing to pay top dollar for s and s one reason in addition to the competition between publishers for blockbuster bestsellers the big five face. A formidable rival in certain amazon and when it comes to fighting off amazon size matters since two thousand nine amazon has been a publisher. Not just the world's largest both retailer today. It has sixteen imprints that publish everything from thrillers. To romance novels it signs. Top selling authors like dean koontz patricia. Cornwell taking them and their millions of sales away from traditional publishers in two thousand seventeen amazon published more than twelve hundred titles according to the wall street journal if those numbers have grown in the last three years amazon could well already rival simon and schuster for the volume of new works. It's producing what makes amazon such a tough competitor is a book publisher of course is it status as a bookseller. Moreover it has a number of marketing weapons that traditional publishers. Do not such as the ability to easily promote low priced e books to millions of amazon prime members and kindle owners. The wall street journal reports that along with oodles of cash to lure away big name authors as the largest american publisher penguin. Random house has the clout and logistical network to compete successfully with amazon. The merged company would have annual revenues of three billion dollars according to book industry bible publishers. Weekly but we should note here. The acquisition faces obstacles worthy of an epic novel authors and agents represented by the authors guild. Say such a deal will make it even harder for new authors and so called mid list writers to get published meaning. If you haven't written a blockbuster or a solid backlist title your chances to get published and your earnings could shrink. Pr h says. Simon and schuster will remain editorially independent and both publishing houses say they remain devoted to readers and writers still publishers weekly reports that by blending s. npr h german-owned. Bertelsmann would own about one third of the us book market. That's the number that could trigger antitrust. Investigators to closely scrutinize the deal. According to the new york times but those market share numbers are in dispute in both directions. The authors guild which causes tie up says a combined. Pr h. s. would wind up publishing half of all trade books in the us. Meaning not textbooks penguin. Random house's leadership argues not true and says future market share would be less than twenty percent and that an antitrust investigation is unlikely what happens next will likely hinge on which of these numbers comes closest to reality
Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of the year
"Every year. Apple comes up with the chart of the most downloaded apps of the year. And this year. The number one you guessed it. Zoom cloud meetings the app. Change the way we work in learn from home. It's the most downloaded iphone and ipad app of the year. now apple doesn't release sale stats four year end charts but it just notes which apps were more downloaded than the others ready for the list. Scott a lot of familiar names in their tiktok the controversial social app that president donald trump sought to ban is number two followed by disney plus youtube in instagram last year. Youtube was the number one most downloaded app now. The rest of apple's top five has some more familiar names like facebook. Snapchat facebook messenger g mail and the cash app which is a social payment app like then mo. I've always wondered because i do this year. How is it possible that somebody didn't have facebook on their phone that somebody was new to g mail that somebody was nudie youtube. How these apps like old. But that's the way it is on the ipad. Zoom was also the top app followed by disney plus youtube netflix. Google chrome tiktok amazon. Prime video g mail hulu in google classroom. You'll notice ipad. Google chrome even though people had the safari browser. They preferred having google chrome which is interesting now apple also at this time of year comes up with aditorial picks for what they think are the best apps of the year. Let's run those down iphone app of the year wake out. That's an exercise app that offers quick workout routines that can be done in minutes as short breaks such as using pillows or pots and pans. You'll have to pay for the app. It starts at five dollars monthly the mac after the year. Fantastic how this is another app. That's been around for a long time like ten years. It switch to a subscription format and twenty twenty. It cost forty dollars yearly. There is a free version but most of the good stuff comes with the payment. It's a great app. i've been playing with it. And i'm actually hear more about Fantastic health tomorrow with an interview with michael simmons simons who's the ceo and co founder of the app. His idea is to have a more robust calendar app and the subscription brings in use among max iphones ipads and apple watches and features like extended weather forecasts and adding and starting zoom meetings within the app. The apple tv app years. Disney plus the top game is against an impact which is a role playing game from chinese developer me jojo and it was selected for the iphone. Google play also selected it as the best android game.
Holiday Entertainment: Everything Coming To Your Screens This December
"December with new movies and shows coming to your TV Disney Plus subscribers can stream the live action. Mullan movie for free, starting December 4th on the 11th Catch high School musical, The Holiday special featuring the stars singing their Hanukkah Christmas and New Year's favorites and debut on Christmas Day on Disney, Plus the latest Pixar release Soul. Coming to Netflix, December 1st much love Christmas favorites get the documentary treatment in the holiday movies that made us then on the fourth. It's the David Fincher black and white epic make which documents the writing of Citizen Kane. December 11th, The Ryan Murphy Netflix original. The prom features and all singing and dancing cast starting Jo, Ellen Pellman, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande, a James Corden and more For Amazon Prime video subscribers. The Royals season three drops on the fourth starting December. 7th premium members get to stream NFL Thursday night Football. The Grand Tour returns for season two on the eighth. John Claude Van Damme stars in the comedy flick John Claude Van Johnson coming to prime on December 15th followed by the second season of humans on the 21st. Next month. The Lord of the Rings trilogy comes to Hu Lu, along with a handful of James Bond movies. The Hu Lu original series, The Hardy Boys premieres on the fourth, then season nine of Letterkenny on the 26th.
Fatman: the Mel Gibson Santa action comedy
"I have to tell you something about the serial comic concept made cinema fat man which you could see on Fandango now Voodoo or Amazon Prime. This stars Mel Gibson as a gritty, tough guy named Kris Kringle. Guess who he's. In fact, Santa Claus. And in this movie, he has to team up with the U. S military when a disgruntled kid hires an assassin to kill this Not so jolly Santa Mel because the kid received the lump of coal in his stocking. I'm not kidding. I mean, I guess this kid thinks hey may see you when you're sleeping, but he may not see you. You're aiming at him with a high powered rifle like Oh, my God. So is this. This is a dark film or what is it? It's darkly comic on Lee. Not in a good way like bad Santa in a way, like why they make this had it been funnier or scarier or more heartfelt, But I was like, Wow, okay. Man that is wild that's called fat Man. A fat man. And, you know, no reference to Kevin Smith from a few years back before he went on that diet.
How stores are changing Black Friday for the pandemic
"In normal times. There's a chance you'd be listening to this podcast while standing in line at the mall or at a store hoping to get a good deal on black friday but during the pandemic this annual retail tradition could look quite different from what we're used to for what to expect. Today let's bring in our retail reporter. Suzanne cap ner is suzanne. good morning. Hi mark how are you. I'm doing well. So i'm thinking about all of these friends and relatives. I know who in the past have gone up early for those early morning. Sales at the stores themselves. Is this even an option. This year will the malls and the big box stores. Even be open know. The stories will be opened friday. They're not going to be doing the typical early morning doorbusters in in the same way. They have done in past years mainly because they have been stringing. Those deals out through the month of october. Black friday. Shopping really started in october this year. With a lot of companies offering black. Friday type deals for the past few weeks. So you're gonna see fewer of those you know early morning you know have to get limited supply. Type deals for one thing. You know stores don't want they can't handle the crowds. They're not trying to get their stores stuff with shoppers. This year the way they have done in the past. They have to be careful about that. Well let's talk about crowd size and safety. This is going to be very important this year. Most retailers i talk to you. They're all adhering to the capacity limits set by local state and local governments. And as i've been out at the stores in recent weeks. I do see lines. you know. And and and stories being very careful. And how many people. They let in and that will hold true on friday as well. And you know. They're all adhering to this social distancing in the store and they're they're really trying to keep their store safe in part because they want to show government officials that they can. You know stay open. They don't want to be forced to close again the way they were in the spring. Let's talk about sales for a moment. Our retailers planning to offer in store bargains be sales. It's a very promotional time of year. But there may not be the deep deep discounts. We've seen in recent years so in heading into the season a lot of chains have actually scaling back. Promotions either offering fewer promotions or discounts. That are not as deep and one reason. They've been able to do that as they just have less inventory during the spring when everything was shut down. They were cancelling orders. And they just didn't restock were they. Were very careful about how they restocked. And so there's just less supply in the system. We're going to have less stuff to clear out meaning. Unfortunately for consumers there could be some higher prices as we've talked about on the podcast. We have seen this big shift to online sales amazon. Prime day in october will black friday then be taking on more of an online presence the sheer there's no doubt online is going to take a bigger share. The national retail federation expects online sales. This holiday season to a could be as much is a third of total holiday sales. So that's happening. Retailers are preparing for it. And they're actually you know they're trying to let consumers know if you're going to buy holiday gifts online do early because the cutoff for free shipping is going to be earlier this year. Because everybody's afraid of you know a bottleneck as we get closer to christmas. So that's something to keep in mind and you know in terms of online versus in store. Promotions they're not that different they a lot of companies. Try to keep them pretty similar and this leads perfectly to my next question. I'm curious about looking at things from the retailers perspective as we have seen in some places with some items supply chains have been stretched leading up to today. Have they made changes to how they're handling inventory or even deliveries. You know for a lot of the items that people tend to buy and black friday. You know apparel toys. Maybe like some items for your home. I'm being told that supply chains are moving freely. The factories are open in asia. There isn't really a backup or a major problem. Imports have been coming in at record levels at the us ports. Where you might see. Some problem is in items that are in super demand whether it's specifically stuff for the home types of like obviously peleton's hard to get athletic type equipment anything where there is like very high demand there could be shortages but for the the bulk of the items. There shouldn't be a problem and finally suzanne. What kind of expectations have retailers set for themselves. The retail trade group came out with numbers this week. They're expecting a holiday season somewhat in line with the past few years they say sales are going to rise somewhere between three point six percent and five point two percent that compares with four percent last year over the past five years sales have risen on average about three point five percent so they are expecting a pre good holiday and their thesis. Is that yes. It's true there. There are a lot of americans who are out of work and people are struggling but there are others who have not been traveling or spending on experiences. And they're they have more disposable income and the hope is they're going to get out and spend this holiday.
These Apps Make Black Friday Bargain Hunting a Breeze
"It's black friday and You know things have changed a lot because of the pandemic first of all you know things usually start on black friday maybe a day or two before. Now i mean deals have been going on for like a week already maybe a little longer and the holiday shopping season is just kind of be extended all the way through the end of the holidays mark. I wanted to talk about some cool apps that can help you find deals but let's talk real quick about how the pandemic has changed everything. I mean before a lot of people would go out to the stores. Wait in line. A lot of people would obviously shop online but most people are just going to be sticking to their computers. And it's all about who can refresh faster to get some of these big deals. Forget black friday. It's more like cyber friday and forget just this weekend i would say it started with amazon prime day like month and a half ago or so and leading all the way up to the holidays and even past it so no doubt that retailers. Many of them are also feeling the pinch. Maybe not the big guys like amazon but they wanna sell so they are discounting their tack and other items and consumers us. We want to save this year more than ever trying to stretch your dollar because of what's been going on so there are some deals to be had. It does help if you have an app a website that helps you along the way we know were there devoted solely to helping you find the best deal and we can cover a couple of my favorites. But yeah if you've got a favorite store to shop at or you're open to looking around and you're comfortable with shopping online. You're gonna find some great deals this year. Let's start off by talking about some of the most sought after products this time around and that's going to be new xbox series x or the ps live on their respective launched. As things were selling out. Right away i know game stop. Said they're going to have some units in stock in store a minimum of two of each. But those things are gonna go so fast these are like some of the hardest things that people can try to get this time around. I would say both the ps five and maybe to a slightly lesser extent. The xbox series x are the must have. That's the hot ticket. If you can find one kudos and if you find people are flipping it on ebay and taking advantage of the supply and demand thing and charging you know well over a grand for these solo if you can find one then you're lucky i don't know if it's the pandemic because we're cooped up at home working quarantining here and video games are going to help not just to keep you entertained but also to keep you in touch with your friends and as we all chat in fact you may not know that the new. Ps five controller the dual sense controller. As it's called has a built in microphone now so you don't even have to buy a separate headset. you can actually chat through the controller itself as it has a microphone and a speaker see. These are the hot ones to get. So if you're finding everywheres is sold out as the old adage says the early bird gets the worm if you call your local retailer local walmart or what have you and you keep hounding them and you keep pushing and talking to people. Someone's gonna say eventually. Yeah we're getting. We're getting three more in today at six or whatever so you may have to do it in person know while practicing social distancing or maybe you'll get some luck online if you can find one mark every year. We put out a list of some very helpful apps that could get you through the shopping season. Can you run down. A few of those words please. Yeah couple all of these ones by the way our apps websites and browser extensions though you install it once and they'll keep an eye on where you're shopping and apply coupons and in other deals at the checkout time so one of my favorites is slick deals. This is a community based site that is like the world's largest community of deal hunters like twelve million members. And what happens is someone will post a deal. They found like hey. I found seventy five inch samsung tv for eleven hundred dollars at this retailer and then others vote on that. They do their own homework. And it's kinda like safety in numbers and they vet does deal and it gets voted upon and may be lands on the on the homepage. So this is a great site for whatever you're buying and again that browser extension which works with chrome edge and fire. Fox will also keep a lookout for you so slick deals as greats like a huge bulletin board where people are sharing the deals that they found on a right now and i'm seeing like an apple watch at walmart for eighty dollars off one hundred sixty nine bucks for the series three and it tells you when the deal starts in what website to go to and people can give it a thumbs up and all that another great site is flip l. i. Double p this is more about retail shopping. And this is an app that you have on your phone that gets all of those circulars that you get all those ads that usually paper in your in our house every thursday wrapped up in a big. You know elastic band kind of thing. And it's like instead of doing that and getting newsprint on your hands all digitize in one place it will call out the best deals per store you can of course search for something that you want to buy. You can share those deals. You can apply coupons at hold your loyalty and rewards cards so flip is a great retail to have on your phone and then one more is a raccoon. These be called e bates. This is where you get money back on your purchases. So when you're shopping at a retailer you start at the raccoon website or started the app and then they share back that sort of commission they would get referrals commission. They share some of that back to you. So every three months you can get a pay pal deposit or a check based percentage of what you're shopping and there's over like twenty five hundred retailers that are on board so it's going to vary between stores but they're saying this time of year it could be up to forty percent while you're shopping. That's on the high end.
'Coming 2 America' sequel to be released on Amazon in March
"Coming to America sequel is coming to streaming Amazon Prime video scooped up the much anticipated film, which stars original cast members, including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and more. The film was such a theaters. But the pandemic screwed that up. Little Premier March 5th the next
'Coming 2 America' sequel to be released on Amazon in March
"Maki Coming to America sequel is coming to streaming Amazon Prime video scooped up the much anticipated film, which stars original cast members, including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and more. The film was such a theaters, but the pandemic screwed that up. Little Premier March 5th the next year
'Coming 2 America' to launch on Amazon Prime in March
"Coming to america to you and i spend a lot of time talking about that. He's coming to amazon prime in march. I like the idea of it coming amazon prime. Because we don't know when to help you were gonna be back and movie theaters. But i would assume that amazon prime played paid a pretty penny to get coming to america to as well they should because a lot of people are gonna watch it I'm gonna watch it for sure. And i'm excited to see you know how many of the characters from the past show up and more importantly i'm interested to see how they spend his forward given an amount of time that has passed Yeah i'm excited to. I am cautiously optimistic. That it'll be good because you know to go after that original back in one thousand nine hundred nine is going to be tough
Creativity as a Mechanism to Win
"Creativity as a mechanism to win. What yes that's what. I'm talking about right now. I have been just in love with my own process lately and it involves a mindset as well as a time management hack and one. I'm talking about is i work on my money making projects as my core focus of my day. That has not changed. But what has changed. Is you know grinding. It out for four years plus on doing own gig. Sometimes i get stuck or frustrated or like burnt out for lack of a better word and rather than going. Okay send a day to quit. Seven o'clock tune out. Watch some netflix six. Instead of doing that. I have implemented something else which is far more satisfying and it is. I have a set of creative projects that i'm doing and allotting time for for myself and if i do it right i can also learn. New skill sets while satisfying the creative side of my soul. So it has professional benefits as well as sole benefits as well as productivity benefits like. It's just a whoop. It's an alignment so let me explain the for myself. It might be different for you but for me. One of One project. I can think of as i wanted to learn some harmonies and lay them down on audio software. Just for fun. Because i love harmonizing and with the pandemic it's hard to get together in person and harmonize with people So i just was like well elite. How my own tracks harmonized with myself. Because it's so enjoyable. And i did that. So he became more familiar with Recording software and how to to do what i needed to do with multiple tracks et cetera. So that was a skill that i'm building and singing is obviously the harmonizing is really enjoyable So that satisfies decreed site. And then i was like well. I want to be able to quickly make any audio files. That i produce into videos so i was like all right. Quick hack and learn that real quick check and then just keep going so. That's one and then another one i have is. Oh then. this is totally frivolous inhale. Larry is and that's why i love it. L. being in my creative project rotation is that i've set up in my library. A mike stand and on it is god a microphone. Obviously and then an audio processor with the gain and everything and i plug it right into my phone. Start taking video and my dream for the for. The project is to have gene. Eat some healthy snacks and do like little. Asmar videos because it's so funny. Like i would love for him to be tic tac famous. And i don't even know dog. Asmar is something people like because it might be actually disgusting. Like i don't care. So i'm not really looking at it as like oh i'm gonna make my career out of making dog. Asmar no it's more just hilarious to me the thought of it as genre but then it also gives me more experience with equipment and working with my dog in creating content from a totally different angle and also video editing and tiktok. It's fun So those are just some examples for me. So it's it's kind of amazing you can just be working on your money making projects and then if you get stuck or you get tired Rather than just being like. I'm done for the day. That's it you just switch gears and you activate the creative part of your brain and if you do it right you can also pick up new skills on the side just for fun teaching yourself a whole manner of things and this is in addition to taking master classes or learning from your favorite business. People like i love. Jay abraham so much and radio and sara blakely and barbara corcoran and mark cuban. Of course i'm very aligned with him on social justice as well as how he approaches his whole entire career so anyway that is super fun. I wanted to talk to you guys about that. L. creativity is a mechanism win. And when no if you're doing that is well. I know a lot of people like engineering types to have multiple interests. They kinda tend to do this naturally so they just go from thing to think to think especially if they're like adhd so yeah. I've just really taken a lot of joy in this approach because it makes me feel like instead of like i'm not enough. I didn't complete you know solving this problem. That i've wanted to solve for three days. You know instead of feeling like that feeling and going. I gotta call it a night and just go watch some amazon prime. You know some movie instead of doing that. It's like i'm to. I'm a shelf this for now. And i'm going to activate a different part of my brain know because some of us are both analytical and creative
Amazon opens online pharmacy that delivers prescriptions
"Amazon's prime day really helped lead this. We're also seeing today walmart in home depot b e commerce sale expectations but their stocks are down today. Why amazon. that's why they announced. They are jumping into the pharmacy. Business with online prescriptions. I should also note a lot of pharmaceutical companies are also down today. Cvs and walgreens both of them in the red for example overall weaker momentum in consumer spending which accounts for around two thirds of the economy indicates growth could really slow as we head into these
What the Latest Retail-Sales Figures Could Mean for the Holiday Season
"Us retail sales rose for a sixth straight month and october but the pace of growth was slower than expected and that suggests that us shoppers or getting more cautious corona virus cases surge. Joining me now with more details is wall street journal economics reporter harriet tori. Hi harry at. Thanks for being here. So the past few months have shown stronger growth in retail sales but october showed less than expected increase. What happened so what we saw. Were steep declines in retail sales in march and april due to the pandemic and then a big pickup in may retail. Sales are up over eighteen percent since then. The group has tapered off but it really did taper off quite a lot compared to the prior month so we saw a month a month increase of north point three percent whereas in september it was one point six percent so it's really slowed pretty considerably and this was also slower than economists expecting. They had pencilled in a zero point. Five percent increase so it did disappoint relative to expectations. What are they attributing the slowdown to certain key. Categories of spending She posted declines last month. So for instance. One of the big ones was grocery stores now. The decline is relatively small. Sales were down zero point. Four percent but still grocery shopping is a big cass. Agree so there was that there was also a drop in clothing sales sporting goods sales and at general merchandise stores so for instance department stores and then a few categories did well contributing to their rogaine so vehicle sales a continuing to perform pretty strongly. They were up electronic sales. Were up and also of course. Non store retailers which are online merchants. Like amazon and october was a pretty good month for them in part because retailers have been pushing promotions to try and get. The holiday season started earlier this year. So we saw that. For instance amazon prime day this year. It was in october rather than july and a few other retailers had other promotional events going on kind of to match that also retailers have just been exploding over the pasta up. Nearly thirty percents from october. Twenty thousand thousand nine. So online spending has really boomed as you mentioned this year. A lot of retailers did roll out the holiday discounts and sales much earlier than usual. Is that a shift. That's working out for them. So far is it a bit too early to tell. It's a bit at least it's hell. I think what's interesting about the situation. That brennan the moment is we have seen of course and they. At the end of the summer we saw the end to the supplemental unemployment benefits. So this extra six hundred dollars a week. That unemployed work had been receiving on the labor market has been improving but the gains in. The labor. Market have been slowing. So what does that mean that. Means that people have generally less income than they did a few months ago so just spending is become a little bit more cautious for big part of the population. These people who are either unemployed or who might have had the hours carpool worried about losing their jobs. Now on the other hand you have another group of people who are able to work from home and can have things delivered to their homes and because they're not traveling then already going out as much dinner than going to the movies means really saving a lot of money The using it to pay down debt and to home improvement projects and things like that and so these consumers are expected to actually spend quite a lot during the holiday season. They might not be spending on vacations but they probably will be spending on nice electronics for their families gifts. Or perhaps they'll be decorating the house improving the house in some way so it's quite early to say but one thing that we're definitely seeing. Is this divide. They call it the qe shaped recovery. So you have. The upper arm of the k. Is generally knowledge workers who can shelter in place. What from home and then on the bottom half of the cave. People who are really struggling with declining in service sector employment as we head into the colder months what are some shifts businesses especially restaurants or considering to help drive sales through the end of the year. We'll it's tough restaurants in you know the northern hemisphere because the cold weather is closing in. So they're having to become pretty creative and then the other thing that we're seeing of course is the fact that a lot of places now introducing new shutdown measures local level so some restaurants are doing things like that trying to push outdoor dining in space heaters and things like that and of course really pushing the curbside pickup and delivery options but it is definitely a very difficult time for those types of businesses. The service sector in person is really really struggling on the other hand you see a lot of businesses that already doing very well in the pandemic so for instance. Today we had the home depots earnings. And that's a company that has seen sales and earnings increase markedly because people are just staying at home. And they're spending money on improving their homes and on doing the painting the garage door and things like that so there are definitely winners and losers in this particular
Amazon Pharmacy Aims To Conquer Another Huge Retail Sector
"Not exactly tack but this news from a major tech company will probably have the biggest lasting impact on the broader business world and our entire society generally than just about anything else. We could talk about this month. Amazon has officially launched amazon pharmacy letting customers in the us order prescription. Medications for home delivery. And if you're a prime member that even includes free delivery quoting cnbc customers over the age of eighteen. We'll have access to the pharmacy service at this week. And forty five states not including hawaii illinois kentucky louisiana and minnesota amazon expects to serve those states over time. Amazon pharmacy will accept most forms of insurance but could offer savings for people without insurance as well. Customers can also use flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts to buy prescriptions on the service before customers order medication. For the first time the site might ask them questions such as whether they're pregnant their date of birth and their gender as it was assigned at birth. That information is required by law to provide pharmacy care and it helps pharmacists. Do things like confirmed prescriptions. Doctors can send prescriptions directly to amazon pharmacy or patients can request transfer from an existing retailer. Like cvs or walgreens amazon says it has tools to verify that a physician legitimately ordered each prescription to tamp down on potential fraud amazon. Prime customers get free two day delivery although shipping might take up to five days the first time a customer orders as it takes time to transfer a medication customers who don't have prime can get free delivery within five days or they can pay five dollars ninety nine cents to two two day delivery. The medicines on offer include a mix of generic and brand name drugs. Customers can get access to birth control as well as commonly prescribed drugs like insulin. Steroid creams met for men for controlling blood. Sugar and suma tripton for migraines amazon will not deliver schedule. Two controlled medications including most opioids. And it won't be replacing the health and personal care store by offering vitamins and supplements customers. Who have questions about their medications can reach a pharmacist or pharmacy technician at anytime through online self service or phone amazon will also screen for potentially problematic drug interactions for customers who are taking multiple medications at once pharmacy. Stocks tumbled following the launch of amazon pharmacy. Cvs shares fell seven and a half percent in morning. Trading tuesday walgreens boots alliance dropped more than eight percent shares of rite aid slip by more than sixteen percent. Good are x. Which helps consumers find discounts on prescription. Drugs fell more than eighteen percent and quote quitting sean debris phd on twitter. This has been a long time coming. Imagine one day being able to order the necks covid vaccine through alexa and quote. But as jim. Roberts tweeted quote perhaps. This is old fashioned. But i'm not looking forward to amazon pushing the neighborhood right aide. Out of business and quote.
Amazon opens online pharmacy that delivers prescriptions
"Big news. This morning including amazon launching an online pharmacy in the united states services called amazon pharmacy and it went live this morning. Amazon prime members will receive discounts and get free two day shipping. This news means of course to increase competition for drug retailers like walgreens. Cvs and walmart in all three of those stocks have been under pressure in fact. Check this out when the news. I hit this morning. Each of those stocks were down by two to three percent but right now while greens boots down by ten percent. Cvs health down by six percent and rite aid down by almost ten percent as well walmart shares up by about seven tenths of a percent probably less of a competitor for walmart. Then these other threes. But guys i was thinking about it and thinking about what i will do. I'm a very heavy amazon. Prime user ship everything. But i don't think i'm going to leave either. Cvs or my local. I i keep both of those right now for two very specific reasons. Cvs i make sure. We have prescriptions there. So that when. I'm traveling if something happens that we need prescription in a pinch go to cvs. It's going to be anywhere in the country and get that prescription filled immediately or my local apothecary. I i love them. Because i know them. They're very friendly. They'll do things like mix up things that you can't get fined and cbs. Some of the other big chains or they'll also deliver things same day immediately. Great people and i have relationships with both of those for those reasons. I can't see myself. Switching any of our prescriptions amazon prime. At least right now. Well no and i could see. There's going to be obviously a core customer for for all these folks. But i do think amazon can skim away that kind of monthly prescription for somebody that gets every time gets into the mail anyway and therefore there's just that added little piece of at the other part in terms of the stock reaction is walgreens and cvs up thirty percent stocks this month so there was this massive move in those names because they were considered to be perhaps beneficiaries of the distribution of the covid vaccine there in all the value indexes though stocks are getting bought pretty heavily right now so it seems like perhaps they were just out a little bit on a limb when this news hit. And of course you've often seen these kind of knee-jerk reactions to anything amazon. Does you know buying whole foods and kind of kills the supermarket stocks for a little while. That didn't necessarily laugh so a lot of a lot of things going into this early. We action. I guess
HBO Max is finally launching on Amazon Fire TV
"Of streaming tv warnermedia announced that. Hbo max is coming to amazon. Fire devices on november seventeenth peace in our time users that subscribe to h. b. o. Through amazon prime video channels will be able to use that account. So you buy. Hbo through amazon prime. But you could log in to. Hbo max and get the wider. Hbo max stuff but only the hbo content will be on prime video. Hbo max stuff that specific to hbo. Max won't which is eventually going to be very confusing to people because they're both called. Hbo but you gotta make sense. Now if you're like oh the stuff that's normally on. Hbo will still be on prime. But you know that the special. Hbo max stuff like you know. We'll we'll be on the. Hbo max at but still get to ask excess both just through the same interface. The hbo app on fire devices will be automatically updated. Hbo max and hbo. Max remains unavailable on the roku platform. Peacock is the opposite. Peacock has figured out a deal with roku and is available there but peacock has not yet figured out. It's deal don well. This isn't confusing at all. Soo perfectly simple man. I mean naming. Conventions i know the companies doing you know they they have. They have their way of doing what they're doing as a fire or less device owner which i am not. I would think that someone would be immediately confused by this. You know i guess really. It's the roku folks saying they call today. Max because it's hbo plus a bunch of other stuff share. Yeah it's confusing when you're trying to explain to somebody like oh the. Hbo stuff is on prime video. Want more it's on. Hbo max because people are going to go. But that one's also hbo like how do i know what stuff is hbo. And what stuff isn't like. Yeah it's a. Hbo now used to confuse me. Hbo now hbo hbo. Max what have we got there is now just. Hbo max as the app. What makes programming. Hbo and what doesn't is going to increasingly fuzzier in the future. But basically what makes hbo or not is if it shows up on your hbo subscription on prime video. It's hbo if it doesn't it's hbo max
The Startup Story of Netflix | Shaun Cauthen
"And then that's why i'm voting for now that's a that's going to be like. What the heck did we say. We just missed that cold cut. Sean so i i mentioned were talking mainly for forbes. We're gonna take this audio. Put it out as a cast as well and I want everyone who's listening and stuff to to know that this is kind of interesting. I mean i was just decided. I'm going to watch a documentary. While i'm on my treadmill and so choose brand new recommended for me net flicks versus the world on amazon prime which reading from imdb the story of how a tiny broke silicon valley startup slew giants of the movie rental world warded off amazon and forced movie making and distribution into the digital age. And i was blown away by it. And i mean like who made this thing and then i said who shone coffin and i want to make sure i don't forget so i i learn a little bit about you from your website. Texas movie director dot com. I then started stalking you on twitter. Where you're handle is dude versus movie. And that's a dude. Vs movie and i reached out and said hey man. I'm a fan from a couple of angles a the netflix's story but also what it's like to be an indie moviemaker these days. Do you wanna talk and you were nice enough to say yes. So welcome to the cast. Thanks for chatting for forbes. Thanks for having me. I mean when you reached out. Like i've i've actually used twitter to reach out to people that watch the movie. So it's it's interesting to talk to people from like south. Africa are vancouver or across the pond in england. Because you know as a you know Independent moviemaker here in austin texas outside of hollywood itself. It's it's cool to have your work seen around the world expr- especially when it was a. It was a tough hill to climb so to speak to get the film ned. Well we'll get more into that in a second but so how. How did you get into the movie making business. What's your back when you look like a pretty young guy so to have something like you know out there like this seems pretty. Cool my Camera must be doing good things for me. 'cause i'm i'm thirty seven i have Four children and they definitely make me look tired. all the No so i I went to i. I went to college here in austin at university of texas to become the next you know mcconnell. Hey no no. I'm a texan. So i wanted to university of texas to get a film degree in the graduated I worked on a few independent films. Here in austin and then started working for tv on a show called room raiders. The basically someone would go through three different rooms in based on that they would decide who they went on a date with So yes oh. That show ended up getting canceled. But i moved out to la. And i did a celebrity interviews and red carpets for a platform call cannot lose which is a european station and i worked for the spanish version of that and so i was out there in hollywood for bed and and most most people in la will attest to this. Like you're not going to own a house in l. a. Unless like you're like a millionaire. You're hitting a big. We decided although i loved l. a. in i loved what i did out in la. I wanted to move back to texas. I could actually own a house tonight. And i ended up back out here but i always had the desire to kind of a make movies and like i said before having poor children young girls madeta girls In my wife having a successful career herself documentary as is what you can do. Is you could go fly somewhere for a week. Flight home to be with the family and everything so That's that's what i did in the first movie i worked on. There is a couple of guys making a trying to raise money to make a documentary about nickelodeon. And i grew up in that nickelodeon like i loading kid like. I didn't have the disney channel nickelodeon so it was definitely something that i was like. Well i'm used to interview in celebrities in such such like that. So i can jump onto this project and help them because Interviewing people for movies. Like tom cruise and will smith and everything. I knew the nickelodeon people weren't going to be above that level. So i was are used to working with a high profile tile talent so i came on there I helped shoot. I helped edit. And i helped produce and then at the end of that. I was looking on the next project i wanted to do in the book and i don't. I don't read a lot. Because i'm always jumping from show to show or working on different cell for spending time with my family but i read this book. That's called netflix. That epic battle for america's eyeballs which gina keating wrote. And it was. it was about netflixing their origin. That would be a great documentary. So i reach out turn. I was like hey. I'm starting my next documentary. I would love to interview you. She said why Actually started my documentary Maybe we should team up. And so that's how the the movie started.
More Connection and Less Stress for the Holidays with Marie Fiebach
"Last year in 2019. I realized that I needed to get on top of the holidays myself. I have been a last-minute person more times than I want to admit and I kind of created my holiday planning guide for myself and started sharing it with the world because there are so many micro decisions that happen when you are dead. Think for the holidays and you don't even realize it and they can creep up on you. But my holiday planning guide is 30 pages of an ebook that helps people look at what the decision they have to make and make them intentionally rather than have them creep up on them. And then I have all sorts of bonuses because especially this year. It's 2020 and the holidays are going to look a little different than a lot of us. And so I have things to tackle that as well and I live in Wichita Kansas in a house that is a half a mile from my parents and a half a mile from the school and church that I grew up calling to I swore I would never go back and it's kind of funny that I ended up full circle, but I love it. I love where I'm at and family is so important to me. Yeah, I love that. So and we see you live in a pretty small town with a family feel as well. Yeah, we live in a smallish town, but we don't have any of our extended family near us, but now off. My adult kids are growing up. One of my daughters lives a little less than two hours away one of my little kids. So that's nice and we definitely are planning holidays around them being near and whatever else can make it. So we have a a family tradition where now that everybody sort of dispersed a little bit that every odd year is our families and every even year if they have in-laws they go to their in-laws or if they want to go to France or something. So everybody goes on the even years they can be with us or they can be elsewhere. But then on the odd years everybody comes home that we have one holiday where we're all together. So that's that's the biggest talking about decisions. You know, this is simplifying things for everybody. Well, I love that and I love that their in-laws are buying into that with you as well. I am very very lucky that my parents and my in-laws get along really. Well, we always do Christmas Eve at my parents house dog. Christmas Day sometimes it is at my in-laws house. And sometimes we do it the day after Christmas depending upon what's happening with my husband's siblings. Yes. So the name of the game is flexibility. Yes, which I don't love when it comes to holidays. I I actually am a definite holiday planner. My biggest stumbling block is the gifts. I I don't like shopping. So Marie, how do you see covid-19 pack Ting families as we plan and prepare there. There are so many things that are going to affect the holidays. Let's just start by your own idea and talk about gifts because shopping is going to be a different Beast this year when we shop usually we kind of rely on shipping dates when we're online shopping. I have already done some research Amazon Prime is not guaranteeing two day delivery for all items. They have not done that since the pandemic started. There's so many items that they're not guaranteed two-day delivery. So if you're counting on that, you want to shop a head UPS and FedEx are having earlier shipping date requirements for the least expensive shipping options. UPS has is as early as Thursday December 13th. So if you are planning on online shopping and do not want to pay extra fees anyone will get it to you the 24th, but you are going to be paying through the nose for your shipping. So if you want your shipping to be less expensive than you are going to want to shop for gifts early. Another
"amazon prime" Discussed on Reset
"Podcast from the VOX media podcast network. Every day we go deep on one story from the world of Texas Business and media with my colleague here recode. I cover how some of the wealthiest people in Silicon Valley shape the world, and I'll be your guide. So, let's get started on the show. 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. To Jason, you're an expert on sort of the relationship between Amazon and Walmart or writing a whole book about this. How worried do you think Amazon should be about this? The other big rival is launching something very competitive with. A lot of ways was made Amazon Amazon I think they're definitely paying attention. I think also the timing is interesting. Amazon is obviously benefited from the pandemic in many ways you know they're they had record sales and earnings in the middle of a pandemic. But at the same time, there were prime customers who were disappointed whether rightfully wrongfully with a lot of the delays. So there is a chance that there may be slightly more vulnerable now to prime members fleeing than they would have been a year ago. So That is interesting to me. The other thing is while Amazon has been at grocery delivery in some ways for ten years they really weren't like very good at it until just the last couple years. And so again, there is the risk that may be some prime members who see grocery as one of the big benefits you know are now in a situation where price in groceries matters more and they don't care about whole foods or Amazon fresh branding. So initially I, don't see it as a huge threat, but I think the timing just coupled with you know you can never count Walmart out. Because of their scale and expertise I think it makes it something that Amazon you know should take.
"amazon prime" Discussed on Reset
"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 <hes> 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. .
"amazon prime" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Hi I'm Dan per Mac, and welcome to axios recap presented by bridge. Bank be safe venture wisely. Today's Wednesday September second. The Dow is up job growth is down in we're focused on the first legitimate rival to Amazon prime. Amazon and Walmart have spent the past decade plus locked in a battle for US retail supremacy with Amazon largely viewed as the online champ and Walmart as the brick and mortar master. But the first part of that might be about to change as Walmart yesterday announced September fifteenth, launch date for what it's calling. Walmart plus a service designed to compete head-to-head with Amazon prime. Amazon Prime Walmart plus is a subscription service that lets users get fast no fee deliveries on a large selection of products. It also includes some gas discounts and the ability to skip checkout lines inside of physical Walmart's. It's also twenty one dollars per year cheaper than Amazon prime but doesn't have any of these streaming media offerings or exclusive daily deals at least not yet. The big question. Now, Walmart is if it nailed the timing since timing is everything when it comes to big product launches one argument and Walmart's favor is that Amazon's reputation has taken something of a beating during the pandemic in part due to delayed deliveries according to separate surveys conducted by fortune and recode. An argument against Walmart though is it might experience some of those same delivery delays and more broadly speaking tens of millions of Americans are currently unemployed, thus less able to spend money on extraneous consumer goods. Either Way Walmart Views Walmart plus as one of its most meaningful initiatives in years and is sure to spark some sort of from Amazon may be pricing maybe perks maybe both as for other retailers, they're just caught in the middle as two of America's ten most valuable companies continue to clash in fifteen seconds will go deeper with Jonny whiteside Walmart's chief customer officer and lead for Walmart plus but I this. Bridge Bank knows the INS and outs of business downs and remains dedicated to providing financial solutions to the risk takers. The Game Changers disrupters those committed to leveraging innovation to make the world. A better place. Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank ridgeback be bold venture wisely. We're joined now by Walmart customer, officer Janey whiteside. So Jenny, why Launch Walmart plus now as opposed to I know this would predate your time with the company but say five years ago ten years ago. So I can't speak to five ten years ago. But what I can tell you about what's going on now is that you know we've been talking about this certainly during the time that I've been a woman as we think about, how do we understand more about what customers need and want how has that evolved and how do we think about delivering for them in the spirit of what we've always done, which is delivering in everyday low cost and and providing value to our customers, and so as we've been understanding more and more about what? Our customers running one we hit two things from them really loudly they've always wanted value. They've always wanted to be able to save money managed their pocketbook, and that is as important now as it was before and during the pandemic is important but they also are increasingly valuing time and convenience and I don't know anybody who says they look forward in there to going to do that grocery shopping, right? Oh, going out to those things people on his time back to do the things that they love and so what we're really doing is looking at. How can we continue to liberal the value that we've always done in fact more I would say with this and at the same time give people time back through the convenience being able to get that groceries and access to the superstar delivered right from the start to that'll do you view this as the beginning or maybe not the beginning part of Walmart not just evolving from a retailer into say a quasi tech company but ultimately into a logistics company, which certain extent is what Amazon's becoming as well. Yes. To some degree however I would say. In what we want to be is a customer centered company, and so you know I think you need to have a robust and well class logistics capability in order to be able to. So what the customer wants a needs right now. So if we are in, if we think about the requirement to be customer centered, that's GONNA require us to be Super Agile. That's GONNA require us to be omnipresent Omni's centered on digital. We've got up the physical part of that you know always have set for us. That's leading into the digital part of Nevada. It's really centered around what we know the customer wants and what I like to say we talk about intense as what we think makes us different in the delivery customers that we are. We always will be human centered in tech enabled that the different from a company that is entirely focused on tech. We'll use that technology to empower accustomed to empower communities to empower associates and deliver a different sort of experience with customer at the center. Early in the pandemic lots of generically ECOMMERCE businesses, there were delivery delays Amazon prime even couldn't get its next day or today in a lot of cases when you look at kind of the way both on the supply chain and also in terms of delivery, do think when you launch the September fifteenth is the industry past those delays. I think it depends right I mean I think we're past the delays that we saw one of the things we talked about this a lot. One of the things you start at the beginning pandemic that was almost during the day but definite sort of between days. A week we saw demand change, right. So people wanted toilet paper and cleaning products, and then they wanted in a stay at home goods and then they wanted material things to master nail clippers the personal grief. And that became hard for people live. What sets US apart was that we had not just the economist inventory but the store inventory writing. So we were able to think about how we bring that together. What I think is interesting about Walmart plus specifically is that you know this is really grounded on delivery from the store table and you know we have an economist business it's continuing to grow we will. Continue to have that ECOMMERCE business. But really this is about how do we allow people to access the hundred and fifty ish thousand most highly curated items which by definition and the things that people by the most and deliver those as soon as two hours? What's the radius in other words? How close to my home does a Walmart physical store need to be in order for Walmart plus to work for me So in general, it is ten miles on that covers over sixty five percent of the American population we are looking at the the radius so far but as I said that covers sixty five percent of the overall population in the US. One of the things that's been talked about a bit and maybe it's because you guys put plus in the name which reminds some folks with Disney plus is they're going to be a streaming media piece of this and if so when. So I'm not gonNA come on on what else will come as product will not plus. But what I have said is that I think one of the tenants of any great membership program is that it's not static membership programs all evolve and grow over time, and so you can expect that we will evolve and grow Walmart plus and you can and should expect that we will look to do that on two fronts. One is to deliver against what we know of the customers needs and once and how we can deliver against those and on the. Other. Hand how do we think that we can uniquely use our scale and our assets to be able to deliver on that and so those will be the ways that we look at adding onto about plus there have been stories that lots of Walmart Customers Walmart physical customers also happened to be Amazon prime members. Is it your goal to convert those people and do you think it's reasonable that anybody's going to.
"amazon prime" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"You're not a foreigner. You're now you're one of us to stop joking like even if they don't know that consciously subconscious thought that you know you're transmitting and so it takes about two years to really learned the nuances of American culture. So that you can joke about it. In a way which Americans agree with so instead of just making you know very service level observations of like guns a bad what you have guns. Why you have eight Flavor Coca Cola which Americans are like. Yeah we know that stopped. Tell somebody we don't know if you're able to you know go beneath the surface of that all connected another thought that you know people in America will be like. Oh Yeah. Yeah you're right. There is messed up and you got us on a great point. You know. That's where you want. Get to and just takes two years to relearn so I just hit the clubs. When I moved to America I spent three months. Not Doing Gigs. 'cause I was on tour for six months that I was in. I did my usual Australian Soka. I went to Edinburgh Edinburgh in the daily show and was in London when I got hired on the daily show so I was like all over the place. And then I consciously was I I gotta get back on the Horse here and restarting in New York. I'm sure you know it's like new. York is his own hierarchy. It doesn't matter what you did anyway. Yeah it could be. The you know the Seinfeld of Sweden. Yeah no one who cares. You could even be like you could be in L. A. And they don't even care what Seinfeld of course. Yeah so so you had to concentrate from scratch. And I'm lucky that the daily show gave me a foot in the door and I feel like when I got my foot in the door. Always kind of delivered you know. And so I get more and more bookings here and and then I got as many as much statium as I could and just re rewriting my act from scratch and Definitely having the joy of not having the pressure on that yeah that deadline like you have to to a one hour show now. So you're just like I the to be like I'm doing these ten minutes to do these ten minutes. He's not to worry about necessarily pure pure joy of creation was the best and I imagine. Also you're coming from Australia. Where at this point you are well known. Comedians show there is patients. Yeah but America though there are no one knew who I was so yeah. There was no expectation. So that's why it was It was even better. It was just. It was the best of the best comedy on New York City. The Mecca of comedy. You'll running around doing gigs and you know you're just trying to make people laugh. It was the best still is the best So to talk about this joke that the sort of entire chunk is in three parts. They're sort of intro. The heart which is really about the the Napkins and Amazon prime and then there's sort of conclusion the first section you're sort of starting with the big idea of abundance and there's so much stuff in Does it start with examples that you're noticing and you brought an out to what the main point is or do have a main point that you're just sort of like dawn like oh abundance and then you're thinking of the examples. I remember this. How does joke started because I did it for the first time? A very rough version of this very short version of this at Gotham comedy club The joke was about how much Napkins There were and how much just like utensils every time you order food here. That was the whole bunch of stuff that you just dumble throw away and I remember it was really irritating to me because I actually care about the environment and sustainability unlike most people in this Goddamn city and I just want to stage and I talked about it. And so that's why it came from came more from waste and then it became about abundance it essentially as much waster and then it was like. Oh there's so much waste because there's so much stuff. Yeah Yeah Yeah so people can waste because they don't care is like I can't throw away a thousand Napkins because there's a thousand more right right there and I just find it crazy and I I. I didn't know how to was GONNA go. Obviously but people got behind it so I feel like even Americans felt it was crazy. You know what I mean. It wasn't just me being a Weirdo. It felt like it will those jokes whereas I show people the Matrix. Why do we you know? Why do we three three stuff like that? I was hoping that his job will get people to kind of think about how they use things you know. I thought it was a good thing. Good message to get out there so it. Kinda hit all the marks. I was trying to do it. So in the First Section. Where it's it's you said of the sort of the big premise. Which is there's so much stuff in America. There's so much abundance. And then there's it's kind of more quick hit examples talk about the iphones and screens. Yeah can you talk about Why setting it up that way or sort of the pacing of how. The joke rolls out. The the messages is abundance in America. How much stuff we have an A love ex- excess. Guess which includes the way we consume content. The act the the mouth content. Here it for me. That car ties together. The IDEA OF ACCESS IN AMERICA EXCESS. Just excessive on access and excess. Yeah exactly it's like not intentionally wordplay but yeah what do you do in the First Section? You do the sort of at intentionally or not the Chris. Rock thing of you like repeat certain phrases over and over again. You'll be like there's so much stuff. There's so much stuff so much stuff. Is that intentional or not? What you like about that. What do you what Sil- that that brings it out? I don't know I think it's I can say is visiting Chile. I wasn't consciously influenced by Chris. Rock at all. I think it's just maybe self conscious about like in you know trying to make a point clear and I've made that might be a law school thing of trying to make your your point as clear as possible so people on like. Do you understand what I'm trying to say. This thing is bad. And maybe it's comes with me treating people like idiots and having to like you know them drag them along Louis like. Do you understand what I'm saying? This is the point this is the point and I mean I think I've tone it down a bit more you know. I'd have been conscious of okay. You can't can't repeat that many times and So it's like sometimes the vocal tic. Yeah sometimes I. That's the part of the rhythm so you have especially earlier jokes. I mean throughout your career. There's jokes about TAC. There's the IPHONE. Yeah is that just sort of a thing that you sort of constantly are finding frustrating? I mean I imagine it's an active part of everyone's life. Yeah it's a big problem. I live we use every day. Yeah and I'm a big tech nerd so definitely joking about. That is round my alley. I mean I spend more time on the Internet right. Let's all of us for jobs. So that's part of it Yeah recurring themes for sure attack Arguments with women and then some fight at the end. All my special was have that they always end in some kind of fight. And then there's a joke about somewhere with area. Yeah so Over.
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"Jason Del Rey Senior. Commerce correspondent for recode. All of. This is happening at a moment when people are trying to self isolate to social distance sometimes to quarantine themselves is Amazon. Trying to make sure that it's employees are safe and and not getting infected like what is going on on that front. It's a really tough problem. On one hand Amazon Needs People. Still you know even with hundreds of thousands of robots. They need people right now to pick pack and ship stuff. There's no way around it if they're gonNA try to at all to keep up with demand that are saying there are also many people right now. Who Need to work to pay their bills. Need to work to feed their families I think that's a lot of people and so there are still of tens. Hundreds of thousands of people going into Amazon facilities around the globe. Right now the big question right now is is Amazon doing enough to keep those people safe and frankly beyond that Kennedy do enough to stop a potential mini outbreak inside one of their facilities. They've had a few cases in Europe already. And as of I think on March eighteenth they had their first case in the US In one of their smaller facilities which is a delivery. It's called a delivery station in the Queens borough of New York City and to be clear when you say they've had their first case that's just the first case that tested positive right. Yes to be clear. The first confirmed case of one of their warehouse. Workers having tested and confirmed to have Cove in nineteen right given that we just don't have enough tests right now. There may be other cases of cove in nineteen among Amazon warehouse workers. We just don't know about it and so I'm looking very closely to see if they start to establish any sort of standard policy for how long they keep facilities closed in the Queen's case. They closed temporarily on Wednesday. It was back open on Thursday that yes And so that's it so let me be fair for a second. The company says they've done a lot of things even before this case to try to prevent to prevent workers from perhaps contracting the virus from others or from spreading to others. If if they do or don't know they have it. So things like in areas of the warehouse where people might have been closer than three or six feet two extra sanitation of railings and doorknobs. And all that is fine and great if it's being executed across the board which is another question with network as large as Amazon's but it's just not clear whether that's going to be enough and I I just wonder if and when they have a case where a warehouse has three four or five a dozen two dozen cases rain. What do you do then? And if it's multiple facilities especially in high density shopping areas you know obviously the number one you about the people number to worry about the customers in the people at home. I am guessing that there are a few people listening to this right now thinking you know what? This is a great case for furthering automation in warehouses. General do you think that's on Amazon's mind right now and I know they already have a ton of robots doing a ton of things but do you think they're trying to make that even more present in the way that they go about fulfilling orders. I have been very curious too. Whether in the midst of all of this do they start testing or like aggressively rolling out more quickly than planned new types of automation or existing automation for better reasons than cost savings and as best. I can tell from people. I'm talking to inside the company. They are really so heads down. Just trying to keep up with normal business operations that I honestly don't think they have time for that. So the short answer is. I don't think there quickly rolling out any new automation but I have a feeling that it's going to be on their minds. Once this is all over oh for sure I mean. I like your optimism When this is all over I was still wondering. Listen my when this is all over is extremely far down the line but yeah conduct about that some other time. The my two kids are asking me every thirty minutes when this is all over. So Special are we there yet. Is it taking on a whole new meaning? Well we need these I am. I am smiling right now while while we're joking so that's a good thing. I guess if Amazon keeps up with demand do we know how much money the company stands to make because of this pandemic? We'll know for sure. In the way April when Amazon assuming they keep their normal schedule will announce their earnings and sales for the first quarter of this year essentially the first three months of this year so the demand really started to ramp up in February so about halfway through the three month period. It's going to be huge increase. I'd be lying if I know exactly what it's going to be but by what from what. I'm hearing from inside the company that people are so heads town they don't really have time to do anything else on the retail side except execute. Today's mission so to speak it just makes me think that the numbers are going to be massive and something to keep in mind you know in the early two thousand There is a SARS outbreak in China. During that time there was a company called. Jd Dot com which is now one of the largest e commerce sites in the world and you know number one or number two depending on how you want to slice it in China that really really got it start and gained popularity during that time when people were staying home. What we're going to see soon we do get through this As a world and in the US as a country is that you're going to have people that never shopped online. That are going to start and stick with it. You'RE GONNA have people that shop a little bit on Wine Dagenham now shop more online after this and then you know specifically for online groceries. I mean you're going to see sort of a huge spike in the amount of people who are comfortable with Grocery Shopping Online. And like some of those May. We'll go back to stores but I think we're GONNA see like some plateau in the middle where this will be sort of a long-term turning point in how many many Americans and many people around the globe shop so basically what you're telling me is that this pandemic the fact that people are stuck at home could get people to be even more online and even more online shopping savvy than than ever before like this could be a complete game changer for Amazon in many ways and it stands to really really profit from this even after the pandemic ins like in the long term. It's absolutely a will have a long term positive impact. You know from what I can see right now on Amazon's business and I haven't had much time to think about this with everything going on but I have thought a little bit about the fact that three months ago. One of the main storylines around Amazon. And frankly you know real focuses by while makers and the government was on is Amazon too powerful in certain markets. Should they be broken up or should their behavior be forced to change their business? Practices forced to change right. They're gonNA likely come out of this even more powerful and I'm just I'll be very interested to see when at that point whether that the narrative and the focus shifts back or whether they've sort of earned themselves in a more understanding or more allegiance from lawmakers as this crisis goes on if they're able to keep being the one company online above all that are serving the needs of whole populations that are stuck inside. Kasim's like it's Amazon's world and we're just living in it right now time. So I a hundred yet Jason Del Rey. Senior Commerce correspondent for recode. Thank you so much for talking to me about Amazon and really laying it out there for us to understand exactly how Amazon is responding to all of this..
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"So how has Amazon been responding to this pandemic in many ways but the key ones right now are trying to prioritize that they can keep in stock and keep delivering the most essential needs? That people want right now. You could go to your local brick and mortar chain and see if you can find any hand sanitizer or hand soap and in many places you'd be shit out of luck right now and it's been that way for weeks on Amazon. They may have some stuff out of stock. You may be paying a little bit more than you would in a store but you can find something that you can buy if you really want to either wait a little longer but still have the order placed or pay a little extra and that's really valuable for a lot of people. What are the major flaws? That you've noticed in how Amazon handling things though because clearly. It's not perfect right so one thing that a lot of people that shopping Amazon still don't realize is that around sixty percent of Amazon sales are in actually Amazon. You know buying inventory and selling it at themselves. These are small mom and POPs mid-size businesses selling on Amazon directly to shoppers and so Amazon has been recruiting hundreds of thousands of the sellers over the last few years across the globe in an effort to get as much selection as possible. The downside of that is with that many sewers. You'RE GONNA have tons of people trying to take advantage of this crisis to either sell stuff that's mislabeled as you know helping to prevent getting the virus or just price gouging as recently as early. March. You're seeing two packs of Purell hand sanitizer selling for three four hundred dollars. I don't know if anyone was actually buying that stuff. But the openness of the Amazon marketplace allows for that kind of attempts at taking advantage of this. This system Amazon uses a lot of automated systems to try to look for this stuff and they've also added a lot of manual. Basically people twenty four hours around the globe looking for listings that are very very overpriced or the first week in March Amazon told Senator Markey in a letter Who had been enquiring about a price gouging that they had removed more than five hundred thousand high priced offers at that time and suspended twenty five hundred accounts of Amazon sellers who are engaging in these tactics. That is a ton of products. It's it's crazy. They run into a few challenges that will along the way one of them is in a pandemic like there's that most of the world in this lifetime has never seen it's not always clear what is in is in a fair price you know if no one on earth except for Amazon is selling a certain in demand product. Is it fair for that product to be sold to times more three times more? Some people would argue. Yes if you're a believer in just supply and demand. Economics has Amazon experienced. Anything like this before. We have anything to compare that to. You know it's really hard. I'm talking to some people inside the company and they are so heads down trying to just keep up that it's hard to tell what it compares to the way I'm thinking about it you know. Amazon has prime day the last couple of years which is like a day and a half or two days shopping holiday. That's in the summer. This is a really fucked up. Prime Day that has no end in sight and is caused by something horrific. Okay I appreciate the way that you explain things. Jayson as I look out my window and see Amazon. Delivery van and a guy carrying four packages Amazon announced that basically. They don't have enough workers right now to keep up with the demand around the holidays. They typically scale up and have these huge hiring events Well this week. They said they're looking for a hundred thousand full-time in part time workers Because they're just not ready for it. I mean that is that is a crazy amount of hiring and I think it just it goes to show both the demand and how really even a company like Amazon was not prepared for this and I kind of. Don't blame them. Who is right now? So besides the whole holiday rush thing. This is basically new for Amazon. What changes has Amazon made because of the new coronavirus? Now now they have to deal with this this massive problem so in addition to one big announcement they made about needing to hire one hundred thousand new warehouse in delivery workers. They made another big announcement last week. Which was that their warehouses. Were going to stop accepting inbound deliveries of nonessential goods. So what that means is until at least early April Amazon wants to make room in their warehouses for the stuff. All of us are are ordering the most of right now so you know. Napkins and toilet paper to soap to baby care items. They're six different categories they outlined and If you're an Amazon seller and your product falls into one of those categories you can still keep sending them to Amazon to store them If you're an Amazon seller and you fall outside of those categories like maybe sports skier or apparel for the next three weeks If you WANNA keep selling on Amazon Amazon doesn't already have any of your inventory. You basically got to figure out how to get that stuff to customers on your own. Okay so if you're a person who sells products on Amazon sort of as a as a third party and you had a plan for this year where you were like you know what people are really going to want. They're going to want. Footballs and they're going to want new mattresses. Like your whole plan just went out the window. It may have so. I've talked to a bunch of people about this and on one hand you have people who say listen if you're serious business person You probably would always want to have thirty days of inventory in an Amazon warehouse already just as a safety net. And if you're one of those people Amazon we'll keep selling and shipping your stuff. They're not gonNA just ignore that. It's in their warehouse. What they're saying is we don't want any more of that stuff coming in the next three weeks okay. Why exactly did they make this decision? Why did Amazon decided to say you? Know what just essential items. I think there are a couple of reasons the main ones are. They're running out of stock really quickly of this stuff that people want the most of right now and so Amazon knows. They're not used to that. That disappoint customers. And I also think there's a certain bid you know a belief inside the company right now that yes we're benefiting from this but we're doing sort of public good. We have this ability that not many if any companies have and so we really need to be getting in stock. The stuff we need. And if we're getting it in stock we need to store it. So that's one hand the other hand is all of this has a ripple effect on delivery times even if stuff's trying to come into their warehouse that's essential but being blocked out by non essential stuff that can lead to delivery delays. I don't know about you but I tried ordering something from Amazon Last week on a Monday and the prime delivery promise was Friday. That's not normal. I tried to order a whiteboard recently and the delivery date is more than a week out and it's supposed to be prime so yeah no. They're definitely having issues and this isn't even to talk about you. Know and I'm not even touching on sort of their fresh grocery delivery program which They have a couple of those. It gets a little confusing. There's Amazon fresh in. There's whole foods delivery and for days on end. I was basically saying no availability of delivery times. They show I think usually three or four days out and at least where I live in northern New Jersey close to New York City. There was literally no availability. They've never experienced something like this. As long as I've covered the company and that's been seven years. One of the things Amazon focuses on. I think it's one of their leadership. Principles is sort of like they have a bias for action is what they say. What that really means is when we need to make big decisions. Yes we're going to think hard about them. But we sort of prioritize speed and I think this is a moment when that makes perfect sense after the break what is Amazon. Doing to protect its workers from Cova. Nineteen inside the seventy five warehouses. It operates across the country. Do you remember what it was like to start a small business? It wasn't easy took a lot of late nights early mornings and the occasional all nighter. 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"In the reporting other non Amazon on and non. Google news also happened. motherboard obtained a document that shows the California DMV makes fifty million dollars a year selling personal information about the state's drivers adverse such as name address and car registration details. This isn't unusual many. DMV's sell our data off to companies but motherboard called out the information that received the Public Records Act request because California has extensively been at the vanguard of personal privacy that includes a two thousand. Eighteen law passed that slated to take effect in twenty twenty that imposes a number of requirements on companies. Doing Business in California about how they manage secure information they obtain and retain about people the law calls for fairly significant fines lines per misbehaving firms. And those that don't provide proper disclosure motherboard says from a previous investigation. It conducted Lexis Nexis. which has a division that accumulates information consumers and experience a credit reporting agency are among the firms that purchase? DMV Data some DMV's also sold information to private investigators but the site says it can't determine if California has done so recently the MVP told motherboard that buyers may also include insurance companies vehicle manufacturers and perspective employers a spokesperson told motherboard aboard quote information is only released pursuant to legislative direction and the DMV continues to review its released practices to ensure information is only released to authorize persons slash rush entities and only for authorized purposes and the firm REV realizing what it says says is over fifty thousand piecework pay transcriptionist to create high quality text audio and video recordings submitted its customers which include news networks police agencies healthcare of care providers and plain old normal corporations read made the news when it cut its already low rate of pay further previously standard rate allowed at least some workers to meet the Federal Minimum mm-hmm wage of seven twenty five an hour though no hourly rate is guaranteed workers also claim that the company allowed unfettered access to recordings it's database that hadn't yet been picked up for assignment potentially damaging the privacy and confidentiality of its customers but the verge report something even more disturbing audio isn't screened in any fashion and that's resulted in the transcribers being exposed to a wide array of horrific material. The verge says nearly every contractor of the service at spoke with have been exposed to such recordings on multiple occasions this this included recordings of physical and verbal abuse between intimate partners graphic descriptions of sexual assault amateur porn violent footage from police body cameras. TRANSPHOBIC rant the verge reports and in one instance a breast augmentation filmed by physicians cell phone being performed on a patient. Who is under sedation? It's often impossible to know at the start of recording. What what material will appear in it transcription say sometimes they are far into a job and abandoning? It would lose the compensation for time that invested so far and give them a lower score or in a commitment category. If that abandon happened after the first hour of Work Rev told the birds at all files are categorized but the verge had screen captures of many files Dell's without a subject assigned rev told the publication as well that customers are prohibited from uploading offensive content included a long list but contractors told the verge they routinely transcribed recordings that fall within that list of prohibited material. A New California law heading into effect January first imposes strict requirements on what constitutes the two contractor forcing companies to shift many people into employment status. This is an attempt to tighten up the GIG economy and prevent people from being mischaracterized as contractors who who are in effect employees already without receiving the benefits that come with employment that could give people like reve transcriptionist higher earnings more power and the ability to organize this red however recently senate email that it will no longer allow residents of California to be contractors.
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"I'm Glenn Fleishman in for Brian McCullough and here's what you missed in the world of tech today. Google fired for workers Monday for what the company described in a memo as clear and repeated violations our data security policies however at least two have been publicly active in protesting internal company decisions and had previously been placed on administrative leave in the leaked memo which Google verified is accurate for several media outlets the company said the four workers had engaged in systematic searches for other employees as materials and work and had set up notifications based on counter events to alert them about certain employees. Personal Appointments The advocacy group Tech Workers Coalition said in a tweet all four employees were involved in labour organizing. This is sure to exacerbate tensions between Google Management and its employees on Friday. Two hundred Google staff held held a rally outside the company's San Francisco Office to protest the suspension of Rebecca rivers and Lawrence Burland. Two of the four five on Monday as google workers have become increasingly vocal in public in opposing company decisions to work on government surveillance and identification programs and company guidelines on enforcements of hate speech and extremism. Google has is likewise reversed two decades encouragement of open ended and freewheeling internal discussions. It's also push back heavily on public discussions and demonstrations it's in August. Fifteen hundred. Employees signed a petition arguing. That Google shouldn't make a bid for a contract with customs and Border Protection. The next month Google hired a former homeland security official sel resulted in questions. Posted on the firm's internal employee discussion boards ahead of an all hands meeting. Those questions were reportedly deleted it before the meeting. According to buzzfeed employees have also complained about Google's handling of sexual harassment and assault allegations this resulted in thousands of googlers walking out a year ago and protests then in May another other walkout protested retaliation against some of those who had walked out in November twenty eighteen Bloomberg quotes a statement from a group attempting to organize Google employees as a union. Who who said this is classic? Union busting dressed up in tech industry jargon and we won't stand for it last month Bloomberg heard from Google employees who requested anonymity that Google had a team developing a monitoring tool for the custom chrome browser used a company computers for internal searches just a few days ago. The New York Times reported. Google had hired a firm known for consulting consulting on ways for companies to Resist Union Formation Federal Labor Law protects workers against retaliation from collective action including organizing efforts enforcement. Is the key you though. The trump administration may not support labor rights but it also has a vendetta against Google which it accuses of bias.
"amazon prime" Discussed on Stinger TV and Movie Podcast
"Tom Hit Austin thin. That's his name. We don't you you you said it. Didn't you say I think I hit all sun the first time so I just want you guys know that she knows who she's Tonkin. Tom Excited she's excited and are you doing like opposed photo the photo op I yes. We're doing a photo op. I don't don't know what my my daughter and I are. GonNa be in the photo together so I don't know if there's going to be any kind of pose or not. We'll have to discuss the okay don't know and I'm much cheaper than Shannon so I am going for a Selfie at the table with Sean Astin Nice. I'm so excited about that and I actually bought got a goonies dress. Oh my gosh good for you. Yes I'M GONNA. I'm planning to wear that for my my selfie with him though food island if you're enjoying this podcast and you know you are please go ahead and hit that subscribe button on your podcasting APP. Whatever the PODCAST A gap may be leave us a review on that podcasting APP and if you WANNA do us a solid leave us a review on apple podcasts because apparently both things thinks that they have the lockdown on podcast which they don't but we'd appreciate it makes us look good helps other people find us yes and speaking of finding joining us the really the best way is word of mouth so if you can tell a friend recommend us to someone we would appreciate it and did you know that we also have. Stinger universe dot com so this is where you can find everything that we do. All of our posts are video links to our different podcasts and links to our social media because we are at Stinger podcast Oliver Social Media but most importantly we want you to join our facebook group. It's called TV and movie discussion. I'm with Stinger. That's where all the great conversation happens. We've got like I don't know like two hundred people in having amazing conversations about entertainment so get in there and we want to talk to you do it all right. The time has come. We're going to go on a special journey an animated journey journey and we are going to talk about the Amazon prime slash prime video which what is it's officially called series called. Undone.
"amazon prime" Discussed on Stinger TV and Movie Podcast
"Last episode we had a substitute here Shannon was Shannon out so I invited my sister Tanya we talked all about Dragon Khan and did you get a chance to listen to the episode Shannon I did listen it was great it was so many insights I would say like there was so many things where I was like wow that's so cool I'm on the fence about whether I want the go-to Dragon Connor I don't I used to think I really did but now I I almost feel like it would be a little bit too much for me like what I'm not enough of a Geek I would feel out of place Whoa yes yes did you did you hear the part so there was a part where Tanya we're talking about costs play his she does really great costume Oh my God she does and and I was and she was talking about basically the ask the moment was the scoops Ahoy costume yeah yeah I'm stranger things and I was like Oh is thinking about doing that one well it's funny because I have a costume for New York comecon unaware one day and I'm not going to say what it is because I wanted to be a surprise for anyone who might be listening and my daughter is GonNa come for a day A. and she bought one of those rampers that eleven wears with all the colors and geometric shapes on it and now she says she doesn't want to wear it because it's too basic and that's what everyone's going to be wearing you know New York comic con is a nerdy comic book convention at its Heart so I think that people they're going to be wearing more like anime stuff yeah stuff you tell her I said I think she'll be just fine I have a couple things I don't know if I'm GonNa do if actually GonNa dress up I have something that is that isn't really a thing it's more of a theme that might be fun to wear and I am also I ordered I have to say well I don't WanNa say yet because we're going to talk about New York comic con before we get interesting topic of the week and we'll talk about celebrities and shows and all that good stuff but before we do that first of all welcome back Shannon I missed you thanks I'm going to see we see Shannon Tomorrow Yay we're doing a travel convention whatever so that'd be fun in the exotic city of Richmond Jinya so we're very excited but before we do that the one thing I'm sad about is that I'm driving to Richmond I'm not flying so I can we watch entertainment yeah while I'm driving I mean you're not gonNA listen to podcasts I'm excited for that five hours alone in the car I'm very excited you know what I get that way too although I usually do audio books but Okay Talk we've talked about that but yes I'm looking forward to being entertained in the car so let's talk about what we're watching and I'm GONNA GO I don't mind go ahead okay so my husband was town he went to Japan I know like I guess that's the thing you could just tell your spouse I'm going to Japan for a couple of days for fun with some friends so let me know when you WanNa go someplace Shannon okay so he would Japan and I was home being mom and over the weekend I rented some red box movies and you know meet some fun food or whatever and so what do you think a twelve year old boy would wanNA watch that was my question when I got to Red Box I rented POK Mon Detective Pika Chew now he's kind of older within that pokemon age but I heard it was actually a pretty good movie you know Ryan Reynolds was in it and it's so funny he's watching it and he goes I just feel so nostalgic watching this twelve year old isn't it but I mean if you think about it he was probably about seven when yeah is super into pokemon what's your son ever into pokemon stuff A little bit my my daughter was to a little and it's funny I she it's like that too like when she sees Hannah Montana so she's like oh I feel so nostalgic and I'm like Jesus think about it if he's twelve I mean that's almost half of his life I know it's just so weird to think about it I know I thought it was cute so we watched that one night and then the next night we watch men in black international which I would wanted to see when we talk about this summer blockbuster movies well I'll admit that I had a few glasses of wine or whatever the the evening was so I might have dozed off a little bit during it but turns out I didn't miss anything I mean it's simple it's easy follow and I mean I enjoyed it I give it a solid B plus it's not likely it's not like a blockbuster it's not like Oh my God that was oh good that's good solid Saturday night entertainment okay interesting Chris Hemsworth I know that on the is yeah and from a TV standpoint we've been focusing a little bit on net flicks so I keep talking about arrested development if you have watched that show I've just gotten to season four which was I reboot of it and I think I've talked about this it ran for three seasons on network TV and then like six years after that it got picked up by Netflix for reboot and apparently the reboot was really bad and then the director came along and re cut the whole series so it's much better and then they then couple years later they did US another reboot or another season so anyway we're on season four we got one more season to go I love love love that show why did I wait so long to watch it yeah I need to watch it too I I'd like to see if you would like it it's funny you know we've talked before how sometimes at the end of the night let's just throw this on to cleanse our palate yeah it's that kind of show okay yeah okay and we've also started watching daredevil finally I heard that when you were talking with Nya by cast last week very excited pretty violent we're taking our time with it but yeah it's violent does he really excited and I am watching it going like this kind of violence I know it's TV but I thought maybe a good here it's pretty violent I like the guy that sticks Izhak it through a spike and and he's like I think it's really cool the fight scenes are really cool okay all right yeah I love that stuff it's funny because it I guess I don't know maybe I'm immune to it now because if someone were to ask me if daredevil was super violent I would be like well you know it's it's Kinda violent but I wouldn't say it's like really bad I mean so I think interesting I think you having watched walking dead for so many years of Ariba Age of resistance I think could be okay I don't think I lasted ten minutes Oh okay I I don't think I would either I've zero no interest in that I just thought maybe like it's fantasy and maybe the family could watch it but you know what here's the thing when you are used to CGI I and green screen and so much realism I'm like these puppets it's weird he yeah it's just it's puppets and like their mouths are moving like the way your mouth would move when we're talking because their puppets so anyway That was the no from us and then I don't even know if I should mention this but there's a Netflix show called better than us it's a Scifi show about these android robot thingies and my husband for some reason loves robot shows so we turned it on turns out it's Russian so yes so we we we watched it with subtitles and it was it was okay but we weren't like Oh my God we got to watch more of that so that that's just like okay that's something we watched and then the boys on Amazon prime finally finished it with who oh my God Shannon I know I maybe maybe that's our next episode we'll see we'll see fine I loved it much I loved it so much I feel like it might be good to talk about got it like I just I feel like it's passed it's time right now so I feel like like people have moved on might be good to talk about right before the next one comes out I don't know I think people aren't as fast with their entertainment as you think they are all right I I kinda gauge it by social media like what everybody's talking about because a lot of like net flicks and TV watching groups on facebook and I just see what everyone is talking about at the moment and but they may not be podcast listeners that's true so you guys tell us tell us what your we'd love to hear what your pacing is if like if you're like yeah the boy's been there done that over it us move onto something else or if you're thinking oh I haven't watched that I'm going to watch that and then we can talk about it let us know that's what I really want to hear the last thing was undone and I'm not going to say any more about it because that's the subject of our podcast today so onto you Shannon what you've been watching all right well I went to the movie theater and saw it chapter two it was great I it movie I really I don't know I was kind of take early okay a lot of people love that movie I'm not saying that I it was a bad movie but the second one I thought was are superior I think it's because the combination of the adults the casting was phenomenal like the adults that they cast for the kids were just perfection and then they had this whole flashback thing and you know I heard a lot of people saying they didn't like that that it was the kind of drag it out but I thought it was amazing it was act and it was scarier than the first one Oh my God had a really great ending so I enjoyed it you know and I don't I'm not a huge horror movie person but I thought the story and the movie was really well done okay yes yes and then we watched nightmare on elm street at home with my daughter she had never seen it and it's it's got a few parallels to it in in some small ways okay it's kind of like it but it's kind of not because the well I can't really say it without giving away what happens in chapter two but the ending is a little bit similar so we have my daughter watch that it's funny because I remembered nightmare on ELM street being one of the scariest movies I had ever seen when I was a teenager and I watched it I was terrified I like I didn't want to go to sleep I've never seen that movie but I remember my sister coming home having watched it and she had to sleep with her light on yeah yeah and I have to say it stands the test of time you know it's got a heavy eighties vibe obviously and oh my God Johnny Depp this was the first movie ever been oh he was in that yes and it was just bizarre because my daughter's like no that's not him I mean he was like a baby it was it was amazing to see him I was really cool but you know I it stands the test of time in the sense that there are so many like horror movie tropes and in things that they do in that movie that I feel started a whole bunch of other stuff so I feel like that is a good movie to Kinda go back for people to watch if you're into horror because it kind of you know it has a lot of elements that I feel like that was the first time there was a movie like this you know and horror is definitely add like or I think was big in the eighties and I think it's definitely made a resurgence oh my gosh yes a lot of the shows a lot of the movies it's definitely coming back I I for like things that deal with ghosts and stuff that could possibly be real yeah yeah I'd rather have some sick with a chainsaw yes right right right well I've also tried to shows that I've given up on Louis Asan's now I I'm not saying this is a bad show it just was a little bit slow the characters didn't grab me the acting is great I really liked all the actors but what we've said there's too much good TV to waste time and I got like halfway through I watched about four episodes and I was like I don't really feel invested what happens to these people so I stopped the next one is carnival row and I would love to hear from people out there because a lot of people are saying this is a great h show and I wanted to like it they were saying it was like the next game of thrones and all this really lofty comments about this show and the actors are great Orlando Bloom is awesome but I've watched three episodes I literally had to force myself to watch the third it is so slow and boring like nothing is going on and I watched two episodes and I haven't given up yet I just haven't had the time maybe I will try to continue by think you should and I'll tell you why because there have been so many shows that we've watched that it was the fourth episode that got me hooked I felt that way about umbrella academy I felt that way about ozark season one I felt that way about Russian doll almost every single one it took me to the fourth episode C. I. Four I was like I can't stop that's interesting because I didn't feel bad about any of those and I just don't well you're wrong I don't know and and I mean these are like full hour episodes no nine shows law like Oh my God all right we'll see maybe okay but something I did watch that was fantastic was unbelievable and everyone's talking about this it's a crime drama about a girl who was raped the police don't really believe her and they kind of force her into recanting her statement and Oh my God it you know really kind of ironic that they named unbelievably because that is what you keep saying through the whole thing like this is an unbelievable story it's it's a true story and the acting is equable the story moves right along it is one of the best shows I've seen this year I have heard that and again that's another one.
"amazon prime" Discussed on Clark Howard Show
"I'm so glad you're with us here on the clark howard show where it's about you learn in ways to keep more of what you make coming up later. I'm so andy you keeping a car longer and longer and longer. Why is that so important to me. I want to tell you why right now. I wanna talk about something so many millions of americans arkins do by wrote their members of amazon prime paying a hundred nineteen dollars a year to be able to have one to two day delivery of items at no minimum to have occasionally access to items that are for prime members only to have access to prime instant video to have access to amazon's no frills not the full frills tells the no frills music service. There are a lot of different things that amazon uses to keep us connected to it. I'm a funny situation and that i pay the one nineteen year for amazon because their series of shows that my family lying loves to watch that are only on the prime instant video service so i'm looking at it as like a ten dollar a month video subscription we order order very few items from amazon prime and so in my case when nobody's really interested in those prime video shows does anymore we're done because there's nothing else that would hold us there but everybody situation's a little different so it clark dot com com. We put together quiz. It'll take you oh probably about three minutes to fill out where you ask yourself alf thirteen questions and so you can just go down the questions really quickly on amazon prime quiz and you just circle your choices says on the thirteen this actually isn't gonna take even said and then you add up the points you come up with based on the answers search and we've got a scale that if you scale above seventy five points on this quiz then yeah it's worth it for you to spend one hundred twenty a year but if you fall below that then this is really money you're throwing down the tubes cbs another thing with amazon to other things you even as a non prime member you hit a minimum order bucket just like you do with walmart walmart and you don't have to worry about being a prime member. You're still gonna get free. Shipping is not going to be one or two days but you'll get free shipping and and so. I think that's really important for you to think about the you don't.
"amazon prime" Discussed on Land of the Giants
"I'm so in this and I followed some companies so close so he of course there are prime stickers next fresh fish in a whole foods store. If you would've told anyone including me even three years ago that Amazon would be infiltrating the boozy a whole foods <hes> experience. I would have said something with a curse word that was like get the heck out. It makes you think like what other than will they get into three years from now. That today seems seems crazy. There's no market that safe is basically what I've learned. This is just an all out blitz by Amazon. I should be clear the company's.
"amazon prime" Discussed on Land of the Giants
"What was the last thing you bought on Amazon? This is a company that almost everyone has bought something from. But how much do we really know about Amazon today. My Name's Shane del Rey as a reporter I cover but I also use Amazon a lot for many of us. Buying stuff on Amazon feels like a crucial part of everyday life how crucial let's start with my own order history some here in our vox studios with our producer Rebecca. Hey Rebecca Hi Jason Who's forced me to do something that might be very painful which is look back at how the Delray family became so dependant on Amazon so my son was born in April two thousand thirteen. It looks like I signed up for Amazon prime in May that's a big month for you. It's a big month and I think it's not a coincidence feels like my parents generation could sort of chart their life history based on things like scrapbooks and photo albums and my guess is as we go a little further like my wife biggest milestones chart pretty identically with my Amazon Prime Order history a Mike laughing a little bit but that's also a little cringe so my first order that year may ninth two thousand thirteen baby monitor coupled with what's called a nasal aspirated or do you know that is.
"amazon prime" Discussed on Happy Hour
"Really now i mean look at it he so sold and apple now he's eight i asked him if he if he'd ever tried other british trekkers and everything he said he had a a samsung phone and he used you know the equivalent of an apple watch i guess with with the sampson phone and you know he's kind of curious about china they think before but now never switch about products because of what it is like yeah is horrible thing to happen you're never gonna be never going to tighten up watch off any more narrow yeah and i mean like my story of like just like getting in better shape from the oval watch like i think that had the massive positive implications in my life and so when i see the wide i see a very finely book for that reason but to know that yet like ten thousand dollars a test ran that said that you're healthy but then it was like the three hundred dollar watching a wrist actually saved you is is crazy uh you know so i i can't wait derided up i think it's a terrific story um so keep an eye out for that also this week we had some big finally news amazon prime video for apple tv is now available what in over a hundred countries and that's what i said was what they say this has been something that was rumored for a while on your recode was i think this peter kafka that would had numerous stories on this is in the works and it's it's all about apple amazon selling apple tvs and apple offering by video like the internal debate of of that they worked it out enough to have tim cooke announce at wbd dc in june that amazon prime video was coming later this summer which didn't happen.