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Fresh update on "amazon" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Face ID software. Officials want users to be able to unlock their devices without ever having to remove their masks or facial covering. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the empty chair said While there's been no spike in covert 19 cases connected to mass transit, he wants to make sure it stays that way. Apple says it's committed to the health and safety of customers and will continue to work with the empty A to prevent the spread of Corona virus. Amazon is taking its project zero anti counterfeit program to seven Mohr countries to help brands fight fake products. Project zero is already available in this country, and that will expand to Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Amazon says more than 10,000 brands ranging from small companies the large global retailers have enrolled in the program. America's small business owners are not very optimistic about what the next six months might hold. A small business Optimism Index for July fell to its near historic average. The surveys uncertainty index jumped as the Corona virus continues to drag down the economy. The National Federation of Independent Business conducts that monthly survey. Well, that seems to be some optimism Building on Wall Street this morning. For some reason, the Dow futures are up 339 points. That's about one and 1/4 percent Traffic and weather up next here on the CO Mo. Morning news. It's 6 22 here in the Northwest world,.
Don't fall for the COVID vaccine e-mail, please
"If you are getting an email and it says, Hey, we have a vaccine for Kobe's and we can cure you to me favorite. Don't open it. A lot of people have been falling for one of the oldest phishing attempts. In the book, you get an email, it looks good. It asked you to click a link you click and you're done for the security firm checkpoint research has just come out with a study about these emails and There were about sixty, one, thousand of them in July. That's a lot. That's a lot of gullible people falling for things. They shouldn't fall for simple advice. You get an email, it's not from your doctorates from hospital. It's from some company that can cure co that it can't. Check the full email address on any message and be alert to hyper links that may contain massive spellings. The actual domain name, that's always a good giveaway. Remember, it was just in twenty sixteen to John, Podesta Hillary Clinton's campaign manager fell for the oldest trick in the book and just a few months ago Jeff Bezos from Amazon Belford to you click that link in, you're done
Fresh update on "amazon" discussed on The Virtual Couch
"Newsletter. You'll be the first person to find out about just a wonderful program, a magnetic marriage program, how to communicate better with your spouse. Spouse. That is coming in the not too distant future. We're putting up putting the final touches on that and I couldn't be more excited about that. Really. There's been so much effort that has gone on to this and It is going to help you communicate better with your spouse, but so much more on that coming up and you can also find me on. instagram virtual couch in on facebook Tony, where we license marriage and family therapist. But today actually updating my website. There's a little bit of a ironic thing I'm talking to. Julie. Lee about her brand new book that is been available for preorder of already preordered mine. She has this really cool place, Cedar Fort, her publisher. I'll have to include a link where I ordered it, and it came with a pretty neat ICU bracelet. Bracelet. So I never had any merchandise like that with my book, but where I was going with, that is my website, it was just updated and I never even had anything on there about how to buy my book, which is horrible because it was a, it's. It's been a number, one bestseller and the sexual health and recovery category on Amazon since its release, which was the end of two, thousand, nineteen. So. So that is how badly needed to update my website. So it is it is updated and I'm sure Julie Lee is coming right out of the gate probably hurt her website has all kinds of stuff about her book on there, but I am really excited to have her on here. She is the host.
E Ink demos a folding e-reader that can also take notes
"And an interesting demo e ink is demoing a folding e reader that can also use a stylus to take notes. The Anchor Corporation you might remember is the company behind the technology used in most digital paper products most e readers. This demo quote shows a foldable e-readers prototype developed by Inc. an earlier version came out in June, but the latest hardware adds a sturdier hinge, five dedicated buttons down the right hand side of the device and to light bars positioned at the top of the screen. For Elimination. There's also integrated OUAKAM technology for taking notes, making annotations and highlighting passages with a stylus. The overall concept is intriguing as with folding smartphones. A foldable e-readers promises more screen, real estate, and a smaller package. There's also the pleasing familiarity of the folding format making the device more like a book or notepad add in that capacity to take notes and reading material, and you'd have an extremely useful ben of Kit. But it seems the technology is not quite there yet, the vessels on this prototype are huge. The Flip up light bars are reminiscent gadgets from the nineteen. Ninety s while no taking on e-readers generally is still constrained by low latency. Using e-readers to take notes is certainly a growing market, but it's not yet a seamless enough experience to overtake old fashioned pen and paper. Still, we'll be watching the development of this tech with interest and quote.
Fresh update on "amazon" discussed on Glenn Beck
"And assign the economy is stabilising. The producer price Index rose 3/10 percent from July of last year. When food and energy or taken out of the equation, Kroger is setting up an e commerce marketplace Open to third party vendors, part of the grocery store operators bid to pull Web sales away from giants like Amazon and Wal Mart, the grocer teamed up with online selling specialist a miracle. The two companies say they'll offer tens of thousands of additional products, including toys and houseware. Ares Amazons. Prime subscription members who like to play video games will probably like this news. The world's biggest news radio 1000. OK am K x x Y FM 96.18 to Oklahoma City officer involved.
Field Trip's App Wants to Guide Your Next Psychedelic Journey
"Filled trip is an APP. That sort of looks like your run of the mill guided meditation APP when you open it up. But. Field trip wants to guide you on a deeper sort of mental journey. A psychedelic journey because Phil, trip pairs with supervised in clinic drug experiences quoting wired. It's a capital T. trip because the APP alongs to field trip health trial based venture focusing on psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, the trip, which begins a soft launch. This week is digital companion to field trips clinics in. New. York Los Angeles and Toronto where patient settled under rooms filled with. Zero gravity leather recliners, and waited blankets and take an ego quieting psychedelic substance under the supervision of a field trip trained therapists. Field trip belongs to a new and growing class of for profit companies using psychedelic drugs, namely, MDA Ketamine, and Cilla. Sivan, the alkaloid makes magic mushrooms magical to treat depression anxiety and other obstinate mental illnesses unlike most players in that for profit cohort field trip is. Is Open for business field trip isn't dosing patients with MD or Silla. Sabin. Because both are still listed by the government schedule on substances, but it's also not waiting for legalization to find its customers instead in New York and Toronto field trip is treating select patients with ketamine a associated drug that has FDA approval for off label use right now. The Los Angeles Clinic opens later this month. But for those sheltering in place in the safety of their homes field trips, new APP handily distills its consciousness expanding protocols, making a guide or at least a facsimile of one accessible whether you can visit a clinic or not, and quote.
Fresh "Amazon" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Specialty spices and sauces. The undertaking appears to challenge online marketplaces, including insta card in Amazon and more traditional retailers such as Wal Mart and Target. Apple has joined a long list of tech companies and filing an amicus brief one that claims an executive order suspending foreign work visas, like the H one B visa does more harm to US workers and the economy than good in the brief, filed in California by 52 tech companies formally oppose is an executive order signed by President Trump in June that suspended foreign work visas. That's your money now. Jennifer Gosh, Inca Co Moh news like we may see a higher open on Wall Street del futures up 344 right now S and P up 20 NASDAQ futures down, though just about 15 and coming up. Next. We'll check traffic and weather here on the CO Mo Morning news, Even if summer vacations this year off uber somewhere 2020.
Amazon to Turn Malls Into Fulfillment Centers?
"Amazon wants to literally take over malls. How exposed to China is apple. At the moment. Apple is literally doing legal battle with a pair an APP to help guide you on your psychedelic trips and why would personally be in the market for a foldable E. INC notebook. Here's what you missed today in the world of Tech. Are Telling The Wall Street Journal that Simon Property the biggest owner of malls in the United States has explored turning anchor stores previously occupied by department stores into fulfillment centers for Amazon, quote, the talks have focused on converting stores formerly or currently occupied by JC Penney and sears. The People said, the department store chains have both filed for chapter eleven, bankruptcy protection, and as part of their plans have been closing dozens of stores across the country. Simon. Malls have sixty three. Three. Penny and eleven, sears stores according to its most recent public filing in May for Amazon deal with Simon, would be consistent with its efforts to add more distribution hubs near residential areas to speed up the crucial last mile delivery. But for Simon, any deal to surrender prime space to Amazon would signal a break from a longtime business model for malls reliance on a large department store to draw foot traffic to neighboring shops and restaurants. Amazon, fulfillment centers wouldn't draw much. Foot traffic to them all though some employees could eat and shop at the mall. That's why landlords have preferred to replace department stores with other retailers, gyms, theaters, or entertainment operators. Yet, many of these tenants are struggling to survive during the pandemic and aren't in expansion mode and quote. Why not turn, them into hybrid fulfillment center. Slash pick-up center. Showroom spaces. Although as at epicurious deal said on twitter quote, interesting thought, but making malls originally designed to accommodate large inbound freight flows. But outsource last mile collection to consumers will require substantial costly outbound logistics infrastructure redesign. For example, malls have the parking lot real estate, but they don't have adequate outbound loading facilities most maybe all mall architecture is designed to capture and retain consumers. Distribution centers are designed to maximize throughput velocity and minimize goods dwell time. These design objectives are in a word incompatible and quote.
Fresh update on "amazon" discussed on Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning
"Amino acids out there. And so when you think about it Tell you the truth. Honestly speaking, you know, that means that the stuff of life if you're talking about biological life, the stuff of life is everywhere in the universe. And that coupled with the fact that we have evidence now off, literally thousands of planets, some of them could harbour life there in what we call the habitable zone. Uh, yeah. You know, there's no reason to think that you were alone in the universe that this You know, when I was one of the big aspects that I taught when I was teaching Wagner College was astrobiology, and I know they offer that as many colleges Colombia, by the way, your place, Michael. I was I was actually corresponding with a colleague when I was teaching Wagner and he was using the same book is a spine and we both agree that you know, it's It's on ly a matter of time and Roswell and all this kind of stuff will become reality. Carol, We know you know something we know. You know something. Harold, You heard the music on us. Big Ben in the back. I thought it was big Ben in the background, but I heard it. So we gotta run, though, but we We gotta run Harold, but we do appreciate the time but you're holding out on us. They get quickly. What's the name of that science fiction book You wrote where you spill the beans. Okay, well, there are two of us called origins, the ultimate search and the other one's called origins. The ultimate answer. And they're on Amazon and early $4.99 s O. Take a gander at him. And if you feel like it, let me know. I'd like, be curious to see your reaction to it, cause I know you guys were science fiction. Officially not also be great. Our favorite astronomer from Staten Island, Harold Ko, NASA, J pl solar System, Ambassador. Thanks, Harold. Thanks, Arul Soon take care O. He's faster than you know something. He knows he knows something about Roswell as this otherworldly those Krauts weren't built on Earth. All right Up next had an old Phil Collins song wind up on the top of the charts again and who has been voted The best James Bond ever Entertainment News Coming up next with your W O R traffic, it's still a two hour slow down south on side of 95 Connecticut Turnpike heading in towards Exit 16 2 lanes remained blocked off the accident involving a tractor trailer and several other vehicles. Some substantial North bound rubbernecking slowdowns as well into exit 16. Now in the West bomb of the sad Nichols Parkway, You still have some crash activity along the right side of the.
Amazon Reportedly Wants to Use Sears and J.C. Penney Stores as Fulfillment Centers
"Are Telling The Wall Street Journal that Simon Property the biggest owner of malls in the United States has explored turning anchor stores previously occupied by department stores into fulfillment centers for Amazon, quote, the talks have focused on converting stores formerly or currently occupied by JC Penney and sears. The People said, the department store chains have both filed for chapter eleven, bankruptcy protection, and as part of their plans have been closing dozens of stores across the country. Simon. Malls have sixty three. Three. Penny and eleven, sears stores according to its most recent public filing in May for Amazon deal with Simon, would be consistent with its efforts to add more distribution hubs near residential areas to speed up the crucial last mile delivery. But for Simon, any deal to surrender prime space to Amazon would signal a break from a longtime business model for malls reliance on a large department store to draw foot traffic to neighboring shops and restaurants. Amazon, fulfillment centers wouldn't draw much. Foot traffic to them all though some employees could eat and shop at the mall. That's why landlords have preferred to replace department stores with other retailers, gyms, theaters, or entertainment operators. Yet, many of these tenants are struggling to survive during the pandemic and aren't in expansion mode and quote. Why not turn, them into hybrid fulfillment center. Slash pick-up center. Showroom spaces. Although as at epicurious deal said on twitter quote, interesting thought, but making malls originally designed to accommodate large inbound freight flows. But outsource last mile collection to consumers will require substantial costly outbound logistics infrastructure redesign. For example, malls have the parking lot real estate, but they don't have adequate outbound loading facilities most maybe all mall architecture is designed to capture and retain consumers. Distribution centers are designed to maximize throughput velocity and minimize goods dwell time. These design objectives are in a word incompatible and quote.
E Ink demos a folding e-reader that can also take notes
"The windows team with the core development going to the cloud and a team Aka Azure and the front end of the team. Now under Panos Panay Micras. Now, moving the fundamentals and developer exterior team back underpants as leadership. The windows core engineering team will
Economy Week Ahead: Consumer Prices, GDP, Retail Sales
"We have an interesting week. Coming up. There are a lot of economic indicators that will find intriguing between now and Friday, but the one I'm most interested in is retail sales. I mean, I forget what the percentages I think it's to third. Of our GDP is tied to consumer spending. Retail retail is a is a big part of that. I'm looking at retail sales this week. What about you? I think you're right. What we will likely see again is economist predicting retail sales will be down a certain percent and hopefully what we see is there not down as much what we have been what has kind of made retail sales not take a bigger the head as they would otherwise is, of course, what we're all doing. We're spending on Amazon were buying things online right now. And that is where you know the game. They're really kind of Pulling us most of us aren't going into department stores right now are just not. You know, We're not going into the brick and mortar places, and that's where they're really feeling the head right now, so it will be interesting to see how these numbers they're out. We've been talking about kind of the economy reopening and A lot of Americans who are just kind of feel like stuck and it will be interesting to see whether any of them say Okay, I'm gonna go out. I'm going to start running again. And when I start acting like life is normal, even though it's not Andi think that could bear out and the numbers a little bit. So I guess that's part of the simply money point here. But what is it because, as we said, it's such a It's such a diverse There's just a lot of different messages coming in here. How do we wrap Put a ribbon on this? 1 80 Well, if you check your 401 K this morning, you might be patting yourself on the back. But don't get used to is mindboggling games, including, you know the fact that we've got multi 1,000,000 job increases right now our economy. It is stone in place in a silver van before it will recover. It will be. You know, the American economy is incredibly resilient. But this is a long and bumpy road ahead of us, and I think it will be for all of us.
Mark Zuckerberg becomes world’s youngest centibillionaire, joins Bezos and Gates in $100 billion club
"Most exclusive club of the older rich. It's called the sent a billionaire. On Thursday, he became a sensi billionaire someone who's worth at least $100 billion. He crossed a milestone after shares in the Social Network surged. The Amazon. Jeff Basins Microsoft Bill Gates. They have bigger personal fortunes by the way Zuckerberg co founded Facebook. Of course, as you know, his wealth got its latest bump as Facebook stock climbed 6.5% on Thursday, the day after the company launched the TIC Tac Clone reels on Instagram. The release of the short video feature came just as US President Donald Trump threatened to ban Tic Tac. The Chinese owns app that has exploded in popularity over the last year knows Ah
Bytes and Pieces: Americas Chinese-Tech Attack
"As the heads of Amazon Alphabet facebook and apple were being berated in Congress, last month how many competitors did facebook ended up copying we called it Amazon heroin. Why does bny steel content from honest businesses tiktok the goofy funny video sharing app was having an altogether better time of it. Golden. Do. Not, so much anymore we're looking at Tiktok we may be banning TIKTOK. Thursday the trump. Issued a deadline of September twentieth for ending all American transactions bite dense to talks parent company as well as with. China's second most valuable, Tech Company ten cent with Para companies based in China apps like Tiktok we chat and others are significant threats to personal data of American citizens not to mention tools for CCP content censorship. China's government called the executive orders a nakedly hegemonic? act. By dense is looking for a fire sale buyer for some of its international Tiktok operations and it seems Microsoft is checking pockets. But the administration's zeal is likely to harm America's interests as well as the Chinese tech champions. We knew a band was in the offing at is still everyone by surprise Thompson booth is the economists technology and business editor I. Think most people were expecting president trump to wait until a a TIKTOK deal had gone through to reach a resolution on whether there would be a ban on not and it's also quite surprised that he's gone after we chat and tencent. And the reaction from the two companies has been quite strong. Bite dance has said that it's GonNa fight the executive orders in court. Well, as you say, there had been some expectations around Tiktok by dense. Why? Why was ten cents included in the end? Well there isn't a certain unfortunate logic to this. If you're going to say that you're concerned about Tiktok on national security and espionage grounds, you sort of have to be consistent and we chat has about nine hundred, million daily users in the US and the executive order basically bans people from making transactions on we chat which it's a sort of super APP. That is really widely used in in China and Chinese diaspora what is the trump administration's rationale for these orders? Do you think so the stated reason from the administration is the Chinese government is spying on Americans and hear the evidence is Circumstantial. So the worry is that Chinese spy agencies have stolen massive consumer data sets from various companies over the past ten years. So from Mariot Equifax anthem health insurance TIKTOK has been downloaded two billion times. It's the mother of data sets. There is no hard evidence that bite dance would ever cooperate in such an endeavor but the idea is that if you've got engineers with access to Tiktok by Don, service than the government could lean on them to get the information out. So that's the stated reason from the trump administration. Think that's enough for the American government to threaten to ban the APP. I gather from investors case to buy dance at the real reason is a level playing field issue as much as the spying concern. So one gathered that in particular. Mark, Zuckerberg of facebook has been outlining pointing out to trump that take talk is wildly successful in the US and yet facebook google than allowed into China. It's sort of the idea of why should tech top able to come to compete with us when we can't do so in the other direction? And as things stand now, Microsoft is the evidence suitor for for Tiktok operations at least in a in a few countries what's in it for them? I think for Microsoft is really stunning opportunity on their part. So bite dance reckons that the TIKTOK US asset is worth in the realm of two hundred billion dollars oversee the pudding, very generous estimate on that. So the price being talked about now that Microsoft might pay and that it's on the block for more life fifteen, forty billion. So it's just a real steel in terms of the price. I'm talking to the hottest social media property out there right now it's uses incredibly highly engaged and Microsoft you out of stroke gets into territory of the social, the digital media giants, and it gets a massive data set on teenagers daters the new oil. Attack, there is lots of sketches in the Microsoft just is kind of getting out of its core competence that it won't really know how to get and keep the teenagers. The other risk for Microsoft is just kind getting dragged into the Mile Strom of content moderation and hate speech and all this kind of stuff that attracts more political scrutiny and then regulatory scrutiny having said that Microsoft is regarded as a really high quality acquirer of businesses it generally tends to do it quite well. Microsoft. CEO Sachin Adela notably is currently probably regarded as the best big taxi. Oh so now we've got this deadline of September twentieth what happens between now and then Firstly, Microsoft going to carry on negotiating to try and buy Tiktok we're seeing more suitors for Tiktok on the scene over the weekend the reports that twitter is definitely interested I know that Netflix's on the coolest the venture capital backers of Bite Don's possibly even Disney I do think the likeliest thing is still the Microsoft probably strikes a deal just because it's got the deepest pockets will also be really interesting to see whether Microsoft manages to get more markets at. The moment, it's only going for the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. It's not buying the UK having the actual executive order from trump will create more uncertainty around Tiktok and there's no doubt that it is already harming the asset. It's no joke said, the clock really is taking on that deal and what about ten cents? It's unclear. What ten cents is going to do it's unlikely to try and sell international we chat as by dance is doing with Tiktok. It's possible that it could come up with some kind of structure to address. US concerns. It's a complete unknown how tencent now is going to react but I guess the question is, is the right way for America to get its concerns addressed with a problem with. It so far as that feels completely sort of ad hoc on his whim. Really undermines investor confidence in the US is the place of the rule of law. And there are alternatives and I think there's three main steps that we would advocate versus to strengthen the vetting procedure that's already in place. So the Committee on foreign investment in the US surface that probes should stop properly and quickly. So in the case of Tiktok and musically the US APP that bike dance bought therefore triggering this whole situation, they took two years to start looking at it and then did it in a rush which guarantees Robert chaotic ad, hoc situation. And overwhelmingly, the US needs to tighten up its own data privacy regime. So the reason that tiktok is such. A worry in terms of spying theoretically is that US firms, your facebook's Google's and so on her normalized that the slurping just masses of personal data from Americans. So what's required is a strong federal data privacy law. The third element is displayed to you can do in. Terms of requiring transparency into the Algorithms being used auditing code that's coming in from overseas for now, the question for those two billion or so people who've downloaded tiktok whether their favourite platforms going to survive or whether the current chaotic procedure that has affected, the company will mean it. It's rivals take it over and teens leave. Thanks very much for your time Tamsin it's been a pleasure.
Big Landlord in Talks to Put Amazon Warehouses in Malls
"The largest mall owner in the country, wants to turn spaces vacated by Sears and J. C. Penney. Into Amazon fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal reporting that Simon Property Group's been in talks with Amazon, exploring that idea and was on typical uses fulfillment warehouses to store everything from books to electronics until delivery to a local
Two indigenous people killed in Peruvian Amazon after pandemic-related clash with police
"Security forces in Peru's Amazon region have killed two members of an indigenous community during a protest against oil spills on the impact off the corona virus. About 20 others were injured. Leonardo Russia, reports peruse Interior Ministry said it about 70 indigenous people armed with Spears attacked an oil well operator by Canadian firm in Loreto province. The company. Petro Tout said it was forced to suspend operations in the area. Groups representing indigenous people say locals are frustrated after years off environmental damage and general neglect. They say The crisis has worsened since the beginning ofthe the pandemic, which has had a devastating effect on the Peruvian economy and has overwhelmed the health services.
No date yet for Amazon Prime Day
"There is still no official date for this year's delayed Amazon Prime Day shopping event. The rumor mill says mid October, But analysts say the timing will likely mean that the event could well be less lucrative than usual for the e commerce giant. Former Amazon executive Peter Kearns told Fox Business two's Friday that with the two day event being so close to Black Friday and cyber Monday, consumers might be more conscious about how they spend their money.
Pitcher Plant Symbioses
"You know is a big group, florist speaking Southeast Asia is insanely diverse, but then just even think about it from symbiosis specifically like there's already a laundry list of possibilities in there. So how do you even begin to start to sort through where you can make your mark on the science because as part of it as as like a young eager scientists in trainings to be like, okay. Where do I fit in here? Very. True. Yeah. That that was that was quite a process. The first two possibly even three yet mostly the first two years but Essentially what I did is I took a strategy to to find that niche I, kind of just tried everything. Works but. I will say. I did start wanting to focus on the symbiosis between the plants and the the frogs which marina them. That such, a an unusual niche interaction with barely little known about it. So I I thought of that is oh, that would be a nice place to. State my claim but. There there's a reason why some things are not so while studied. In this case, the interaction is not so common as her interactions with insects. Amazon permits again is is is a key thing. So apparently, there's at least one region insider walk in Malaysia which it's not so uncommon to find it but then getting the permits and work, there is another hassle but. As I mentioned like the the more I read about the group and just seeing I just had so many questions and still. Have so many. Questions A on. The first chapter is not one that I anticipated really. So while I was working on trying to. See if I can find breeding frogs in in Singapore I. Wasn't really getting data on that and but I noticed this color polymorphism of the the the common species there nepenthes. Priscilla's. Added on that. But by first chapter ended up looking into coloration. Fees and. Studying that from evolutionary perspective and then also teasing apart what are the possible adaptive benefits of the differences in Ignatius that you see. So even within a species, there's variation between red and green editors and you could see within any individuals species but that was not a question that I went in with right and that's important to realize is how much of this is informed budgets being out there walking around being curious you know that's part of it to kind of have to enjoy what you're doing and and enough to kind of have that relaxed state of mind as they like. My notice that there but not there that's this color not over here and even on the same individual and it's cool that those can then just creep up into your work and become a big part of it without ever really realizing it. But that's where you know having the passion for the system kind of comes into play because God forbid you sent her on something I didn't want to do that and I should have said that in the meeting kind of thing. But Again. You're in the super bio diverse area. You're studying a group of plants that are super charismatic in also diverse themselves and you mentioned you know these Priscilla's a common species in that area and and as that another limitation to the work to as you mentioned, just finding frogs breeding in pitchers alone is difficult but you don't want to stay your entire PG or really. Any research on an organism, you might find maybe two of in your entire time surging or have to climb repel into all this crazy stuff just get to it So is that a big motivating factor to is just being able to work with species where you can get enough data and ask the kinds of questions to to even start investing the sorts of stuff Yes definitely. and. That's A. That's a nice thing about nepenthes actually. So all although. It's this some exotic species from. Our perspective from coming coming from the West sides difficult. Get there bought once you're there once you're in those places, they're usually locally pretty abundant. You can usually get a lot of plans when when you're in that site. Let's really encouraging in also again, if you're like us, living in the Americas, no experience with any of the tropical pitcher plants outside of maybe botanical garden or a nursery like Oh that must've been a sight for sore eyes just walking into an area that is dominated
Chicago police warn of 'brushing' scam that sends unsolicited items to local residents by mail
"Police are warning people about a new scam involving packages people didn't ask for an alert from the police Department says Wow, score free stuff. But beware. It goes on to explain that the free stuff you received but didn't order probably from Amazon and generally something lightweight and cheap is likely What's known as a brushing scam. The seller will use information from you, the recipient to write up a glowing review. Good reviews mean more sales because they can convince others to buy what maybe junk. It's recommended that people who receive free stuff like this contact Amazon if that's where it came from, because fake reviews, they're not allowed my
Should Washington Break Up Big Tech?
"Hi everybody I'm John Donvan, and this is intelligence squared us and we've we've just seen something historic happened digitally in the halls of Congress when the four CEO's of four, the biggest tech companies in the World Amazon and apple and facebook and Google were required to testify before Congress, and while there they were put in the position of having to defend their companies against claims that they've just become too big that they've become gigantic to the detriment of the general public that they are using their market power crush competition that they're driven by nothing but their own prophets that they're amassing huge amounts of data and that basically they're running afoul of antitrust laws. Some people are calling this big tex big tobacco moment, which is a callback to the nineteen ninety s when seven. CEOS of Big Tobacco companies all had to appear before Congress, and be accused of doing bad things to the public but is this fair in this case? Are these companies really doing bad things because of their size are they really too big and are you the consumer losing out because they've become big or are you actually benefiting because of the size of these firms? So we think in these questions, we have the makings of debate and that's what. We're going to do, but we're going to do it a little bit differently from our normal approach. Today, we're going to be hosting this conversation in a format that we call a to disagree, and that's where we streamline things a little bit. Go to the news we find the dividing lines, and then we bring you what we do best a debate in the form of a conversation between just two debaters not our usual to against to instead we're one on one and instead of having a resolution, we're really going with a question and the question this time is. Should Washington break up big tech should Washington break up big tech I'm here with two debaters who are GONNA be arguing yes or no to that question Zephyr teach out and Andrew McAfee. So I Zephyr you've debated with us before on stage and I just want to say welcome back to intelligence squared. So excited to be back on. Thank you for having me for such an important discussion. It's a pleasure and for folks who don't know you are a law professor, you're an activist. And as it happens, you came out with a book, this July, the title of which break them up recovering our freedom from big big tech and big money. So which side of the debater you're going to be on again today I definitely think we need to be breaking up these big tech behemoths and hence your book. Okay. Now arguing against your position arguing no on the. Question of whether Washington should break attack. I. WanNa Welcome Andrew McAfee Andrew we've we've been wanting to get you into one of our debates for a long time. We are delighted to have you joining us for this one and all it took was a global pandemic right. Thank you for having us. It's a pleasure and for folks who don't know you also are a bestselling author. You're a principal research scientist at MIT. You're also the CO founder and Co Director of the initiative on the digital economy. So once again, welcome to intelligence squared. So the way that this format will go we'll go in four rounds, the first round Each of the debaters will be making a brief opening remarks about their position on the the question before us and then We will have you know along and lengthy back and forth discussion. Towards. The end we're GONNA go to our third round, which will be where each gets to put a the toughest question they can to their opponent, and then a fourth round will be closing remarks and wrapping things up. So there's a lot to discuss a lot to argue here and we're GONNA start with our opening rounds. That's where each get two minutes to make the case in their position on the question would should Washington break-up big tech? So our first debater will teach out who will be arguing? Yes. On the question of whether Washington, should break up big tax Zephyr. The floor is yours. We are in a moment of a genuine crisis and our democracy, and so I want to start with some first principles. The principles of equality and freedom. Central Job of democracy and government. is to. INSERVICE of those goals, protecting citizens from any group or any person wielding too much power from abuses of excessive private power from private governor Mench basically arising out of the corporate form Anti monopoly antitrust is a deep and powerful American tradition was at the heart of the American revolution. Think about the tea party protests the great anti monopolist of our country include ebd boys who saw. How monopoly power was used to crush lack political power after the civil war and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who is arguably the greatest trust buster this country's ever seen and nineteen forty to nine eighty. We lead the world anti monopoly using antitrust campaign finance laws, public utility regulation, labor laws, and other tools to ensure that no private company had too much power but since nineteen eighty, when Reagan, tour down. Anti monopoly laws and their spirits. Democrats, and Republicans alike have failed and instead embraced a policy of radical concentration and the result is the world we live in now.
Big Tech, Antitrust, and Democracy
"I James. I'm doing. Okay. How are you? Good thanks. All Things considered I'm busy. Tell You I've complainer this on multiple guess at this point. But what's another one I feel like? Because no one is traveling or going anywhere what is usually the slowest months? August is just insane like stuff happening constantly it started off where it got very slow in March. I was walked down people don't know what to do and were nervous. I was over whelming sense of doom and the weird thing. Is Obviously, it's not that stuff has changed that much but we talked about this on the last episode people have adapted, and now they're like making up for lost I but they're just like news coming out everywhere right a no more so than in the capital. That's right. So last week last Wednesday the editor subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee in the House had a hearing with the four tuxedos Apple Google facebook and Amazon Microsoft was notable by its absence, but it was clearly a. Focus on consumer tech. In the reason I say that this was clear is not just because such. Adele wasn't there but it became pretty clear through the questioning that Tim. Cook was only they're Kinda wanted to say that they got all of them because they were not prepared to ask him questions at all. It's clear that all the work of the committee has been mostly focused on I would say first and foremost Amazon they had the most detailed stuff there they were pretty detail. About Google, they were somewhat detailed about facebook, but you could see sort of the quality of questionings really starting to come down there, and then they didn't even know what the percentages were in the APP store. You is kind of embarrassing. They would ask cook a question and let him just talk because they didn't know what to ask next wherever else interrupt because they wanted that points to make et Cetera et Cetera and I've thought that difference in the quality of questioning per company. was pretty striking. Yeah. It's interesting. The New York Times ran a tally of the questions and I thought that in itself was interesting and it looked pretty evenly spaced and then apple was dislike fifty percent of the other three frustrating in a way because obviously I've been sort of fixated on the APP store for literally since the beginning of attack relate what am I I set of articles back in two thousand thirteen was trying to understand what how is doing such a crappy job. Imagine the APP store and one of my conclusions there was there. So scarred from their near death experience in the nineties when they had to beg adobe and Microsoft to continue supporting the Max can remain viable and I wrote this is back in two thousand thirteen that they would never allow themselves to be in that position again and well. So interesting about that is the way that has manifested is that again, this is a long running things that they've really had kept productivity APPS. In particular, it's hard to make money. You can't charge upgrades is really important sort of business mile away. It's worked on other platforms white the internet which Tim Cook Pretends doesn't exist also testimony they jumped straight from brick and mortar to the APP store. There's no intervening period there where you could buy stuff on the Internet. It's funny because when you read his testimony, you don't notice until someone points out she's like Oh my word. Yeah. You just kinda skipped fifteen years of distribution. So I didn't watch it old but I did watch part of it, and the only thing that I can remember is someone was questioning him around he has complete control of which APPs and he's like I'll well, if the native APPs that's true except Web apps so think he's not to the Internet was like little buttons that you create insofar which by the way are totally handicap progressive lobster totally handicap on IOS in wipes away all their cookies and settings after a week in. Where are the interesting things about this is because apple was held captive by productivity APPs in the nineties all of their sort of onerous APP store terms in my estimation have mostly affected would be productivity APPs in your abyss situation where you get no great innovator of APPs on these platforms in part because much risk like maybe you're going to build something in apple's not gonNA prove it or there's no business model it and it just doesn't make sense to make a new sort of productivity after the most difficult in-depth after build from a physical. API's on the device or perspective and what actually has come to dominate are. All these network based APPS that are mostly API driven and what's interesting is because apple is not a social company I message notwithstanding that they kind of weren't paying attention to that and what happened was we talked about this China where we chat actually became the exact sort of dominant APP that I think the APP store was designed to limit. But because they weren't sort of paying attention, they ended up the exact same situation as a nineties is the apple as a company is much stronger than back. Then it's not even remotely comparable but the fact that we chat is more important than your phone is definitely the case you. Like Oh we trade the same well then why is it? We have a mini APP store for on purposes and no one else has allowed it like one of the most obvious examples of APPs not being treated the same and it's not true the same because we chat as more important than the IPHONE.
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Extending Amazon Alexa Timers
"A practical tip for you today, it has to do with timers as you may know timers one of the most often used features when it comes to Amazon, Lexi and very simple timers. Of course, you just set by simply saying that Lexi set a two timer, a five minute timer, three second timer whatever you want. You can also give those times names. If you have multiple timers going, you can say, for example, Lexi set a pastime for three minutes. The tip I WANNA to give you today is that if you find that for whatever reason you want to extend your timer. So you set a timer safer five minutes, and then you realize the past needs and fewer minutes you can use that phrase you can say lexi extend the timer or extend the past a timer by blank two minutes, three minutes whatever you want, and then Lexi will do that. And she will tell you approximately what is the total length of time that you have left on the timer. So I think that's a really great little feature as well lousy to extend it rather than, for example, cancel the timer and start a new timer.
"amazon" Discussed on Reset
"Your products for prime okay? They also handle customer service shipping and then increasingly recently to get discovered on Amazon. You need to advertise your products sponsored products at the top of the list right correct. That's sort of the main advertising product. There are or some others as well. Some call it a tax to sell on Amazon that you now need to advertise And so some sellers say now forfeit forfeit anywhere from thirty five to fifty percent of a product sale to Amazon. That seems like a huge cut. How does that affect prices for customers? There is an argument from some sellers that these fees have gotten so high and take up so much of a total product price that it does actually we to higher prices for consumers how that works is some say. I'm giving fifty percent of my sale. Say to Amazon essentially When you factor in all these if I didn't have to do that if I sold this on my own website I could actually lower? These prices defy solbes elsewhere. The problem with that is Amazon often. Penalizes sellers cellars. If they sell the same product cheaper on another site so in the past they would say. You just can't do that. There was a policy that you couldn't do that so it has to be the same price as a website correct. There are some regulatory attention and put on that in the last year and so on change the policy but now they will sometimes just hide the product. If you're doing that this is like a shadow ban. I think they call it. Suppressing the listing and their argument is. LISTEN WE WANNA offer our customers. The Best Shaw best prices best shopping experience and this is not the. If it's not the best experienced best price. Why should we show it? That's one example of how awesome sellers say Amazon artificially inflates prices. What is your take on round up this idea that there is sort of this? This small Little Network of Prep Centers in Montana in a in a small town in Montana. How did you receive sort of that information? So the details were surprising where it was who the people were. But what wasn't surprising. was that if there was a sort of business opportunity. That seems a bit bizarre that I had never heard of coming out of the Amazon ecosystem because there there are all these mini ecosystems that have branched out from the Amazon selling experience. That just because I've spent six years you know trying to untangle sort of third-party experienced so it is this wild west nature of the marketplace that leads to a one hand and scams schemes and con artists. On the other hand you know would jim it. Business opportunities that seem to sprout overnight overnight so it sounds from what you're saying that these opportunities like the peppers actually have been pretty essential to building up Amazon's business absolutely really without them we we would not be talking about the dominant online retailer at that. We are today. That's it for today's episode of reset. I'm Jim Russ if you WANNA know if we'll a lot more about Amazon's impact packed. Jason did an entire podcast series about this. It's called land of the giants. The rise of Amazon. Go check it out. If you want to follow me on twitter you can find me at eighty. Irs You can also reach reach the reset team by emailing resets at Vauxhall Com reset comes out three times a week on Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays. If you haven't already subscribe to the pot you can find us on apple podcasts. Stitcher or in your favorite podcast APP and if you like what you hear give us a five star rating on Apple podcasts. It really helps us. We'll read scholars. Winston and Martha Daniel produced the show. Our engineer is Eric Gomez. Golda Arthur is our executive producer. Liz Kelly Nelson. John is the editorial director of box. podcast the mysterious brake master cylinder composed our theme Music Special. Thanks this week to our Chung helping us out reset reset is produced in association with Stitcher. And where part of the VOX media. PODCAST network we'll be back on Tuesday later nerds..
"amazon" Discussed on Reset
"Marketplace was to the Amazon business so I spoke to an expert. I'm Jason Delray senior correspondent for Commerce at recode which basically means. I spend way too much time thinking writing and talking about Amazon. Jason has spent the last six years figuring out how the marketplace works so people call Amazon. The everything store the reason they're able to be that is because they don't have to buy all this inventory and stock it themselves in their own on warehouses that third party merchants handle all of that for them and that immense election weeks to price competition which is the reason why Amazon often has some of the best prices on the web. When did third parties start to sell products on Amazon? Sure so third party started selling on Amazon all the way back in the year. Two thousand back then. It actually started with big retailers. who were that third parties? Okay so toys R.. US One of the biggest third party sellers back in the day but over time retailers like toys. 'R US have learned. Why are we doing business with Amazon? And so now it is Sellers big and small merchants big and small one person shops up to like really big operations and third party sellers today account for nearly sixty percent of total sales on Amazon. So this is actually a really important part of how Amazon does business correct without third party sellers Amazon would be much more like a traditional retailer having to stock all the inventory themselves and what this allows Amazon to do is have what might be the biggest online selection selection in the world. One of the things that that I was particularly struck by was the idea that a lot of these third party sellers never actually Handle their own products. How does that work if you WANNA go step by step? Essentially someone's sitting in front of the computer can place an order with either a wholesale company or some type of manufacturer. oftentimes outside of the United States they can have it sent directly to an Amazon Amazon facility or maybe to another type of facility run by different sort of logistics company and then they can have that product sent directly from that facility to a customer's door literally never touching it. There are other situations where sellers are actually as we heard earlier buying from another the retailer or buying from Ebay and having that sent to a middleman of some sort to repackage a prep center a prep center and then selling that to the customer door. I've had friends who've had situations where they get an Amazon order. Delivered in another retailers. detailers box so There are these situations I don't think it's ideal or maybe even allowed where The prepping in between is not actually happening. It's coming directly in a bank. One of them was a Sam's Sam's Club box for example. So this is a wild wild world and the main thing I was John Cares about is having this immense selection and also the more of these products. They can run through the Amazon logistics network on the faster they can get to customer doors and qualify for something like Amazon prime because the whole point of these prep centers is. Let's put these products that we obtained elsewhere. They're in a box. That Amazon can handle so that everything goes really well with prime shipping right correct Prime is you can call it. The heart the engine region of the Amazon Retail Machine. It is the most important factor in the decision making process for the Most Valuable Amazon. John customers the ones who spend the most they see that prime checkmark that means a couple of things I think without even realizing it means I trust this. It means I'm going to get it very very quickly. And it also leads to many customers not even price comparing across other websites because they value and can afford I suppose the convenience of prime and the trust of prime over saving an extra buck or two somewhere else does Amazon. Make a lot of money off of if these these third party sellers indeed in a recent three-month quarter Amazon generated eleven billion dollars of revenue. You just from these third party services so they charge third party sellers a fee. I think it's called. L. Listing fee which is essentially just twist product on our site. We're going to take somewhere between typically eight in fifteen percent on top of that. They charge fees to store goods Amazon warehouses. which most of the time you have to do to qualify.
"amazon" Discussed on Rework
"This new book she said by Jodi Kantor and Megan twohey they are reporters at the New York Times who broke the Harvey Weinstein Story for The Times and the on the record and stuff it's very very good very compelling cool what are you reading I have been reading off and on for the last two years I think this enormous like academic study on the history of Dungeons and dragons called playing at the world by John Peterson and it's a little dry but I sort of goes called women and Children First Chicago is lousy with independent bookstores I have a few favorites too and one of my favorite things to do when I go to new places is look for an independent bookstore fun and it's gotten pretty difficult to talk about buying and selling books or really any kind of fiscal product without talks Geico about Amazon even if you're talking about oh I like to shop at this indie bookstore you're kind of like indirectly talking about Amazon I think and on last week's episode up front about our ambivalence towards Amazon ambivalence that sometimes shades into direct opposition on today's show we talked to an independent bookstore owner who has also been very vocal well how about Amazon and what that means for business has a quick F Y since you'll hear time references in this show we record this interview around the middle of September the show.
"amazon" Discussed on Rework
"Come to rework a podcast by base camp about the better way to work and run your business eye wayland walk and I'm Shawn Hiller willing are you reading anything right now I just started book flushes out that reporting and has like all this new material that didn't go into the original newspaper stories they went back and like talk to a lot of their original sources and some of them have meant that with comic books and Short Science Fiction where do you like to buy your books as I think I've mentioned on the show before there's this adorable little bookstore in my neighborhood abandoned Villian it's Kim Co founder David Hammer Hansen talked about how he's stopped by books on Amazon and now orders them on inbound dot org instead we've been pretty.
"amazon" Discussed on Worldly
"Common term is trump of the tropics that he uses a label. He's quasi embraced. It's it's like i'd say like sixty percent accurate right. He says a lot of really offensive things about minority groups and women he liked rodrigo detail in the philippines once once said that he wouldn't rape a woman because she was too ugly. What makes boll scenario. Particularly threatening in the context of the amazon is that he has scaled scaled-down enforcement in part. He does this because he's aligned. Politically with the agricultural lobby there the soy industry he wants to expand beef cattle farming areas areas there and soy crop growing and so the result is you have to clear the amazon. He thinks that will make his country richer. The problem is that it is also destroying the amazon. That's exactly exactly right. The amazon not only serve a valuable function for brazil. It is a national asset for them and it's also a point of pride a lot of people even in brazilian cities talk about the amazon asana something that they are very proud of and that they value and people have fond experiences of exploring the jungle but it's also something that has an intense monetary value something that they know that has a lot of mineral resources below the ground it has oil deposits and also the wood and the land is immensely valuable. Much of brazil is forested right now. In brazil is a huge country and so for people like bolsonaro they look at that and they say this is a huge waste that we have all this massive resources and we're not exploiting it for the benefit of our people. The indigenous point there is important right because the amazon is really vital to a lot of indigenous communities and pursell and an administration. That's aligned with sort of the wealthy upper class and in some ways racialist white a lead of brazil. They don't care very much and both are has said quite offensive. Thanks about the native community. They're absolutely he has been very hostile to native groups. He has talked about wanting to civilize them. He sounds like a neocolonialist when he starts talking about the indigenous groups that live in the jungle. These groups actually do have legal protections under the law but again like with the forest itself. It's a matter of enforcing that law and increasingly the administration has has been looking the other way. There was a recent murder of a major indigenous leader and bolsonaro pretty much threw his hands up in the air and said that he wasn't certain that this was a murderer at all. This was somebody who was stabbed to death and both are also blames the current state of wildfires on ngos setting the fire right basically flag thing exactly exactly he was saying that it's these environmental groups that are mad at him for cutting their funding and support okay so then they decided to destroy the rainforest they want to protect that makes a lot of yeah okay and and he also at one point said and this is a quote. I'm going to read it <hes> as the because like i can't paraphrase it well enough as that he was asked how to deal with environmental crises and he said and it's enough to eat a little less you talk about environmental pollution. It's enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world's yeah. I read that as him being a little bit. Sarcastic can tongue-in-cheek i've been it's pretty clear that he doesn't think the environment is a major concern. That's what i mean right like. It's not that it's he actually thinks that you need to poop last to save the environment meant that he's like if you care so much about the environment. Why don't you go do this. Incredibly ridiculous stupid thing that indicates that i in fact do not care about this and don't think anybody shut. That's that's exactly right all right so we're gonna take a quick break now and after that we're gonna talk about the implications of this mass clearance of the amazon and the wildfires for or climate change his whole hi daniel hi amanda we get to tell everyone about the new pod easyjet's eaters digest that is right are brand. New podcast is is available now. It's everything you need to know about the world of food every week with a little help from the biggest names in the industry and journalists from the eater newsroom. We're gonna talk about everything from the worst things that diners restaurants to fake meat..
"amazon" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Hey, that's a cool product. Maybe we should come up with our own house brand version of that. And put it into competition. Recode has a really interesting article about how retailers are starting to get tired of this. They use a company called pop sockets as an example of the problem. Pop. Sockets got tired of Amazon demanding lower prices or demanding the pop sockets spend more money on marketing in order to stay as a wholesaler to Amazon retail. So pop sockets decided to stop selling to Amazon and instead sell to a company called is serve which sold things on Amazon I serve as one of those third parties. Amazon notified pup sockets that I serve would not be allowed to sell pop socket material as a matter of policy, although unaffiliated merchants in other words. Merchants. That got a hold of pop sockets products without. Any kind of relationship with pop sockets would be that would mean that pub sockets couldn't sell their material with the manufacturer's warranty and with their own QA process. You would only be able to get their products from third party sellers who couldn't give you that stuff. This is all in advance of something called one vendor where Amazon is going to try to bring all those independent sellers in the big brands into the same back end. And some brands are being notified that they're only going to be allowed to sell to Amazon and other words, they won't be allowed to sell on Amazon marketplace where they would control the sale price run their own promotions. And more importantly, get to keep all that data. Remember, Amazon is becoming a bigger and bigger advertising revenue generator. They want that data. It's not a new policy actually, but Amazon has an enforced it always in the past. So now, they're starting to crack down there also adding to the policy that a retailer can't sell through their agents, licensees or. The other representatives in other words, they can't say, okay, we're not selling Amazon, we're just going to sell to these other people, but we're not selling on Amazon. So it essentially, essentially what happened pop sockets you either sell to us or you can't sell to anybody that sells on Amazon they have to find it some other way. Amazon often uses the state of by the way to create those house brands we were talking about earlier. So. A lot of people are attributed to the fact that senior vice president Doug Harrington who has been running the retail side of Amazon for fourteen years now is over the Amazon marketplace side of things as well. And as applying some of that retail mentality. Amazon just says we're trying to make it easy for people. It's confusing sometimes when they think they're buying from Amazon, and they're not we just want to clear up that confusion have fewer differences in price among the same thing. It's all about the user Justin that the thing is though is that. Well, I'm sure there are exceptions. But as it frequent Amazon customer, I don't care. I just want the thing. So Amazon saying, you know, we just want Sarah to be less confused about third party sellers versus Amazon products themselves kind of BS. Yes. And no there there are a couple of ways that you can deal with Amazon if you are a small of retailer like let's say a mom and pop game company that has games like the contender in action news, you would either sell directly through listing on Amazon, and then you ship the product yourself, that's one way to do it the other way to do it. If you're a little bit bigger is that you send products to Amazon's warehouse that allows you to control of the you are still getting paid from that directly. But now Amazon can offer prime shipping, or if you are a big volume player like the ones that we were talking about here. Amazon is actually buying at wholesale a large volume of that moving that into their warehouses. Then whatever they do with that is up to them and their business from there. Now what they wanna do is flat out a little bit. They wanna make it easier for..
"amazon" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"That will have up to four forty of these trucks so essentially these partners will employ their own drivers it's fascinating in so many different ways it's a new example of the gig economy and a lot of ways because the hallmark of that is companies don't directly employ people and that has all sorts of tax advantages and everything on along those lines for amazon but as an economic development engine as well amazon's gonna be able to point to these new companies that it's created across the country i found this whole situation fascinating it seems kind of weird like this seems like a red flag to me because why does it have to be this complicated this is going to be more complicated for customers if they have a problem with the delivery they can't just go ask amazon they have to figure out what small companies delivering it and like how they're related like it seems like there's layers of complexity that are really unnecessary that make me ask you know what's the real reason amazon did this yes i do think that one of the motivations was exactly what we were just talking about the fact that they do not have to directly employ these large fleets of delivery drivers and yet it's still under their brand and they still have a ten general involvement in delivery in other words they have this relationship with this other company that they've essentially created or helped to create from scratch now i actually think that there will be more of a common infrastructure that this is it's very clear that this is a program so in terms of the customer complaints i would not be surprised those still go to amazon for example if your package doesn't get delivered from amazon through.
"amazon" Discussed on Business Daily
"Rust belt city a global company like amazon juice brings in entire network of opportunities the cities as just the company's presence means an additional one hundred thousand jobs would be created each amazon worker would need to shop for close by groceries go to the doctor down the hall from the cafe at a co working space ralfie roman one of the owners is feeling the buzz how i would rewrite the excitement level of at a scale of one to ten where it look at a sixty five that's how excited we are i am used to people not seeing behind the charcoal to the diamond like newark for me is like dirty beautiful fashion beautiful the next morning i flag a taxi to take me to city hall the driver fiftysixyearold michael boating tells me he loved to see more people but he's not focused on amazon he's worried about another tech and get a meet with the mayor is there anything you want me to tell on your blood level what about hoover voting tells me uber is eating into taxidrivers business in america today tech companies dominate the financial landscape but it's unclear what their impact will be on local economies though mayor ras baraka says one thing is clearly even if amazon does it uh it just the attention figure about everything that we have to leverage and put it out it gives us the opportunity to get other folks interested in the city as well so we believe we look at it as a win win the man of newark new jersey ending that report by sally herships here on business daily from the bbc so how much of a dividend does a firm like amazon really offer once its impact been on the company's original home seattle jackovic doors an economist and professor of public policy at the university of washington in seattle was he surprised by the tendering frenzy that we've seen around amazon's hq move i'm not very surprised at all i think there are many communities throughout nor.
"amazon" Discussed on Business Daily
"Amazon in las vegas our a winning hand the location of amazon's second headquarters is obviously d c just a takes their of the promotional campaigns from dozens of cities around the us pittsburgh las vegas washington dc chicago atlanta detroit even toronto in canada all vying for amazon's attentions some of billions in tax incentives special amazon focus civil servants they even offered to build new towns and rename parts of their cities in amazon's owner well last week the company whittle down the applicants to just twenty las vegas and detroit sadly for them did not make the cut but newark new jersey did it offered the tech giant some seven billion dollars in tax incentives more than anyone else and sunny herships has been to newark to find out if people there think it's worth it hit the streets of newark and everyone is excited by the possibility that amazon might be coming to town is unless they have no idea have you heard about amazon possibly coming to newark amazon comments north jersey 32yearold touch 'em hawkins has stopped for dinner of chicken wings and seizing fries in a cafe here at newark's gateway center a sprawling office complex filled with ask leaders and pedestrian walkways live her renowed as my first saw this beautiful hawkins says it would be great for the community watching him from a nearby table michael van agrees credible i made it makes me get goosebumps they converted van is the owner of this cafes smithian mos as customers stroll in they walk past glass cases fold with cupcakes panties sodas and five kinds of chicken a printer has spit out a pile of orders for the chateau elan if you hit a typical ticked me this business just like wall street just like wall street he says and just like investors taking a gamble newark in the state of new jersey are making an enormous bet offering tax credits including payroll tax waivers and property.
"amazon" Discussed on Amazon Secrets with Matt Behdjou
"We could show you how to get in front of those people so competition really doesn't matter you want to make sure that there is competition if there is it i would avoid the necc i only embrace and echief its competitive that so because look coups but it is basic economics if there is a demand or a product than the supply is going to materialize on amazon if there is no demand then they'll be one or two guys selling you know 2030 units a month and that's all it's going to be so that's that's why you want to see uh a healthy competitive landscape for any particular product because that's going to tell you that the demand for the product is there and if you get the product when if you get in on that product when it's relatively new to the marketers been recently introduced and the demand keeps going up then you're just naturally gonna get a portion of those cells if you do everything rights exactly and if you guys phil there you want to improve your marketing if everything's making sense and your youth thinking l k after listening to these episodes i feel good about finding product sourcing products but i still don't have the marketing piece figure it out well we have you covered on that too and i would just highly encourage you to go and and download our free video report at amazon secrets dot net and you can get the video report for free and there is literally no sales pitch there will be an application if you guys want to apply.
"amazon" Discussed on Amazon Secrets with Matt Behdjou
"Niche you could get into and if it's not the most competitive it's definitely one of the only ones it might be more competitive our skin care antiageing that kind of stuff uh it's more competitive than real estate like it is the most competitive niche and the reason i bring it up is because that's what we started with we started in weight loss with supplements specifically uh it was a brand new bland something that never existed we had to get approved on amazon to sell within the health and personal care category it was a process we had to go through it also cost three thousand dollars it you have to pay amazon just to be able to sell so when i say we took the path of least resistance are really isn't hype it's the truth and we got into like i said a very competitive niche the most people would say is saturated and in fact when mike and i we're speaking with people that are close to us and and getting our advice and kinda sharing what we were doing on our business everyone was telling us that we're making a big mistake to get in the weight loss to start selling supplements 'cause we're competing against all these big brands and no one knows who we are and and all this kind of stuff and then we went on to do you know ninety grand that our first a sixty days i think it was and then we did or was no it was sixty grand in our first ninety days but that in the next nine months we did over seven hundred thousand dollars in sales and the rest is history for after that so um all i would say is that you actually want to embrace competition but what you need to do is you just have to have the right expectation and have a good game plan when you're going into a niche that's competitive and so one of the things that you can do to do that is number one it's with your branding and you're packaging and how you it's all about the perception of your product and there are ways you can increase the perceived value of your product by making better images than the competition creating better packaging you add something like an eu book.
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"But that's not as important as the second part of the equation which is reinvesting all of your prophet right back onto the business if you do that so within within six months you can have a huge business yeah and you've done it and how many students who have to have done it as well it can be done that's the amazing thing so so you basically dancer all three of those questions in the affirmative and then the only other thing you need to do is just go over to amazon secret starting at everything you need to know is there if you wanna turbocharger business and really really put it on steroids really get the returns quickly and massively there's other options that are available to you there you can apply the only thing keeping you from succeeding is you at this point because now you know about what maybe hundreds of thousands of people are doing they're all the role doing this right a hundred percent i mean i'm not sure the exact number of settlers now on amazon but it's definitely hundreds of thousands and it's only going to increase the of not hit their market cap yet and they're not gonna hit their marqui cap on their own they're going to grow wood sellers like you and die and potentially you out there listening and again there's one thing you could take away from this whole entire podcasts it's the only reason why you're not generating six figures on amazon or fifty group earned or whatever you're goal maybe maybe wanted to half a million your i don't know what that number is for you but the only reason you're not doing it is because you do not know.
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"She's never done this before it ever made a penny online ever made money on amazon never sourced a product in china never privatelabel never had done anything like this before i didn't think it was possible thought it was too good to be true she's like you know i listen to a podcast tom talking to you my husband things i'm crazy her be as she's like she's like and he's willing to invest ivan remember she said he invested like ten or fifteen grand in some real estate course and she's like an and if to him if he sees the value he'll do she's like but these are people that are wellknown she's like we just heard your podcast kinda thing then as she was released but she had faith and she took action and that's a she ended up doing and she had no experience whatsoever and that's just one example of many stories that we now have in the facebook group after now coaching people for the last thirteen months just on specifically amazon a online marketing it's you know eight years nearly now but just specifically in the amazon niche spent thirteen months in in our group have nearly six hundred members and just a ton of success stories and they come in every single day now so we already know that it works at psalm really a question if it didn't work you have to ask yourself would amazoncom exists if the business model did not work i mean you don't think it works in a nice way you're you're crazy so a of a of a second question is.
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"Welcome to the passive income ideas podcast brought to you by amazon secrets dot net and your host matthew beige you the only reliable trusted source online for creating passive income online grub carry world's so when people are thinking about starting a new business especially our formula business which is affectively what you were involved in there's a formula for success a way to do things to succeed in others three questions that they ask number one is does it work number two is is it easy were the converse is how hard is it number three is can i do it now you've been training people on how to become successful amazon marketers as well as online marketers now for quite a while so you've address these issues time and time again have an one hundred brittan and number one i mean to talk about whether or not it works or not all you have to do is if we're talking in this case in this context about amazon just go on amazoncom and type in any product you can think of literally any product you can think of and you're gonna see that there are people selling that product on amazon and at the same time when you do that do yourself and other favor and look and see where says sold by does essay sold by amazon or does it say sold by x y z company or some type of a brand that you've most likely never heard of and the reason i point that out as is because sometimes when you shop on amazon you'll see says fulfilled by amazon and a lot of people think.
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"Back in october they changed their terms of service where there used to be services out there a one of them was called a m z tracker and that service still has its purpose and it's still has benefits but the main benefit to that service was that you could use it to acquire a large volume of reviews and a short period of time which was vital to your amazon business but amazon changer terms of service and you can no longer use amsi tracker to get reviews you could still use it for giveaways the boost rankings but you cannot use it to acquire reviews and without reviews it's very difficult to rank high and get traction inside of your amazon business and so when you're part of the inner circle of our group of over five hundred and eighty members of the within a short period of time there will be six hundred members inside of the community and again you get to connect with all of these other people that are just like you looking to do the same thing everyone starts at different places some students are making two thousand two thousand dollars profit a month there are other students june fifteen twenty thousand profit a month and some students will end up doing nothing and that's just a reality so i'm not trying to make any implied claims or make the sound like some too good to be true opportunity it does take hard work it does take a lot of effort you got to be consistent but the end of the day if you've got at least two hours a day.
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"And they went and checked out the free video report they took action implemented what we showed them and now they're getting these results and so what we're going to be doing as i said is next week were starting a brand new web class and it's going to be live once a week where we're taking a small group of students that mike and i are gonna coach step by step move by move live for the next three months and were literally gonna teach you everything that we know about building an online business everything that we've learned about sourcing products in china ranking products on amazon ranking of videos and web pages on google and on youtube all the marketing strategies that we use to build the business you're gonna get access to that and the best part about it is is that when you do become a part of our inner circle you're also going to get to join our facebook community which nearly has six hundred members as of this podcast we have five hundred and eighty four members and the reason that's important to you is because when you launch amazon business you will not have a successful business if you don't have a community that you could launch your product to it's very important you have somewhere to launch your product were you could get those initials sales an initial boost in rankings and you can get the reviews you need any truly do need a community and with what amazon is done again if your brand he may not be aware of this but.
"amazon" Discussed on Amazon Secrets with Matt Behdjou
"Welcome to the passive income ideas podcast brought to you by amazon secrets dot net and your host matthew bays you the only reliable trusted source online for creating passive income online a everybody is mad beige you're welcome to another episode of passive amazon income and today in this episode i'm going to be going over first of all the results that we've been achieving and just kind of update you guys on what's been going on in our business but more importantly update you on what's been going on with the students that have been a part of our group that have been actually learning this process and now my business partner mike and i as of shooting this podcast here today we've now been able to have days were we've done up to fifty thousand dollars in a single day and i know that sounds crazy not in a month not in a year but in a single day and i remember not long ago when it would take me to three years the make fifty grand and now in our business were able to do it in a single day and so right now we're actually building a brand new group of students there were going to be taken by the hand over the next few months that we're going to be teaching this process to live where we go weekbyweek and we show you exactly how we're getting these results in our business and again it's not just us we have students i john spelman who in his first three months has done over a hundred thousand dollars in sales and that's with a fifty two percent profit margin and what's on press of our john's done is that john is never made a penny online before he had zero experience never done anything like this before some of you guys have already heard monica burgess story heroin are very first month she did over four thousand dollars net profit and these stories just keep on coming in we had another student carry clark who recently posted in the facebook group as she launched her product within 24 hours.