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NBA Contenders vs. Pretenders: Who's Who This Season?

Game Theory Podcast

00:59 sec | 4 months ago

NBA Contenders vs. Pretenders: Who's Who This Season?

"Difficult do you think it's going to be this year to determine the pretenders birth? The contenders right like Orlando right now is 5 and to like I don't like Orlando is going to be tough and competitive because Steve Clifford, it's just not going to allow them to be anything else. But trying to figure out if they're actually like a potential top-six team in the East which is kind of loaded or if they're going to like kind of fall back down to earth feels pretty nice up and I know that a lot of Orlando has been like scheduled based so far. But yeah, I feel like it's going to be really difficult to determine the extent to which like wage each team is who they are. I feel like we're going to need a an even larger sample size than we typically need to determine who is real and who is fake and that Ben Fox numbers over a cleaning the glass where he takes out garbage time. Those are going to get a workout this year. It feels like yeah, exactly.

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What to expect from Amazon's 2020 Alexa bonanza

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05:00 min | 8 months ago

What to expect from Amazon's 2020 Alexa bonanza

"Amazon's annual Alexa launch event is coming up on Thursday. And if it's anything like past years, it's going to be a busy day. I'm Ben Fox Ruben, and this is your daily charge. Joining me today is David priests, who covers all things Alexa here at CNN, Aman how's it? GOIN'. Doing. All right. How are you? Doing. Okay. So what are you really hoping to see tomorrow? What's what's your expectation from? Let's let's start with the echo up. Yes, sure. So, last year I mean this is an interesting year because last year you had sort of a shotgun blast of Alexa devices that we were kind of expecting to see you know we we thought we saw the echo show five come out during the summer we knew that they were going to be some speakers and displays that we're going to be rounding out their product lines. This year is not really the same. We already have you know multiple generations of displays and speakers. We already have the kind of baby bear Mama, bear, Papa Bear version of the display and the speaker. So everyone unconfined that just right device for them. So you know as far as displays speakers go don't think that we're going to see any huge revamps or huge surprises in terms of those devices what what we might see is. you know some added Polish or added features like we got with the echo dot with Kwok last year where they took an existing device and kind of added a convenient feature on top of it. Yeah one of the one of the few that they didn't update last year if I remember correctly was the echo spot, which is which is looking a little stale at this point. The thing is is that you could argue that the echo show the newer echo shows kind of replaced at. the other thing that you didn't mention where some of the mobile elements for cow so that Includes the. Auto. Hardware that Gizmo that you put in your car in addition to some of the weirdoes stuff like the glasses and earn ring like an actual ring you put on your finger and usually they they tend to have these types of oddball items whether it's a wall clock or microwave or ring so I would also expect to see some of those. Just they really loved like throwing Spaghetti on the wall I would I would share I are and one thing that's always interesting about them to. As you know, Amazon is really willing to you both abandoned device that's just not working. You know I remember testing out the original tap, which was you know Kinda got left behind. And that very well could happen with the echo loop or something like that from last year. That's the ring. Yeah. But also if if there's a product that they sort of throw out there and does stick to the wall, they're very willing to kind of lean into that and so if they're you know if they think the frames are doing really well, we could see some expansion of those products you know. So they're not just sort of limited release it sort of expands and gets a little bit more wide reach in their release or even new versions of them. Yeah. I'm kind of excited to see what they do. It's always it's always exciting and there's some surprises there. So do you think that the I've written versions of the story? In various times over the years do you think the lineup has gotten way too confusing like you talked about the tap, they actually discontinued the tap but like now they have like a very long list of echo items and some of them are really niche like the echo glow which I think is like a night light. So. So is it time for them to like shrink it down and kind of focus or you know they're just to keep doing what they've been doing, which is you know, let's throw out as many products as we can think off so. You know I think that there definitely is reason for them to focus their core lineup and I think they've done that with speakers and devices. And in a couple of other categories this while the. Euro. Stuff like that. So they have routers and they have the ring doorbells. So they have those core devices with with each of those properties and they have slightly different branding for some of them. But those those core lineups don't really get damaged or you know muddled by the addition of a bunch of extra things that they're trying out like echo auto and the frames and. you know the glow and things like that. So I think it's I. think that they have actually done a pretty good job of distinguishing between their core lineup devices that they're definitely going to be trying to get everybody to get during the holiday season and the ones that they're just sort of putting out there to see if there's interest if they want to expand it if people would buy if they put it out there.

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These smart toilets may solve India's massive open defecation problem

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08:54 min | 8 months ago

These smart toilets may solve India's massive open defecation problem

"India is the open defecation capital of the world that's led to more than one hundred, thousand deaths a year we went to India to take a look at this problem and one potential solution in new line of smart. Toilets. Chang, this is your daily charge. With Ben Fox ribbon the daily charge regularly used to spend time writing on Amazon but earlier this year before the pandemic hit. We sent to India to look at smart toilets. Welcome. Ben, thanks for avenue so bad before we get into these toilets, let's let's define the problem with India facing how big is this open defecation problem in the country? There are a couple of ways of looking at it, but to the would bake it hopefully easier for people to understand it's about three hundred, forty, four, million people don't have regular access to toilets in. India. So that's more than the population of the United States, which is one of the most populous countries in the world and. To look at it as one in four people in India do not have regular access to toilet. So it's it's a huge huge problem that so so that context I mean. What did you find like? What? Like what? What a what are some of the solutions I guess specifically like what was solution you went to Goad India to see. Yeah. So I want to start by saying that open defecation isn't just an inconvenience. It's not something where it's just like uncomfortable to go to the bathroom outside I it literally, as you cited causes of death and disease, which is, which is why India is really trying to get a handle on this problem. There's this tiny startup. South of New Delhi called Garden Toilets Guard Means Dignity In. They're they're trying to be you know this new concept of a smart sanitation company in India so they not only created toilets that are built out of steel so that they Are More vandalism proof are easier to clean and can last longer, but they also added in a bunch of different real time sensors like the water sensors. Motion sensors so that they can actually make sure that they're still being operating properly and they still work in any maintenance problems. They're able to catch fix really quickly alter and degraded the system with Iot infrastructure where we are able to track it in real time how it's being made details have been used plus whether they are being maintained or not. In real time, we get to know if there are any malfunctions moreover, we are also able to track the user hygiene aspects where we get to know how many people have used the toilets, what percentage of them have washed their hands or whether they are flushing the it's not what amount of what is being used. So these other things that we basically tracking real time and it helps us build a strong connection with the community as well if we are doing comedy mobilization. We know what is the real problem of the government? Even if it is hand washing, we work with them very specifically towards hand washing. What it's actually like to be one of these facilities because you have an interesting way of describing it and it's very different when you're like outside looking in versus when you're actually in one of these, the toilet facilities. Yeah. So a lot of them look like what you would think a portable toilet would look like, but it's built out of steel. So those are those are there more basic models they also did this really interesting retro fit in a major convention center in New Delhi, and that was like a fifty thousand dollar project, which is a lot of money and. It looked like the inside of a spaceship that's how I described it. So it's all this like bright steel we walked in right when they just opened to the public and it's all this like shiny steel. The urinals are still a toilets or still the faucets or steel. It's it's really just a break up the industrial look of it they they went in they. Added these strips off off fake grass around it just so there wouldn't all be still but yeah, it's it's pretty looks kind of imposing like you walk into a bank vault or something like that, and you talk to us on the sensors of the tech that's embedded here, which is definitely not like the tech that you'd see in a normal smart toilet things like Sim cards. Talk about that like what else did you see? What else did they embed into these facilities toilets to make them smart and really smart and useful in this kind of environment bright. So some of the aspects that you wouldn't see in any normal American public toilet are these they attach the faucets and toilets Sim cards that allow them to basically do real time tracking off water usage toilet flashes. Hand watching all sorts of things like that. So number one, they're able to see if there's a maintenance problem if the toilet if toilet is blocked ran out of water, the other thing is also a health usage. So they can actually track if people aren't flushing the toilet or aren't washing their hands now granted some of these toilets, obviously our auto flash. By Some of that information at first I was kind of like Jesus sounds like a bit of a privacy issue, but it's all anonymous is number one and number two. It's actually really valuable from a perspective. So they actually go into communities and if washing is an issue than they work directly with folks with about hand washing so. Is kind of like really reimagining the concept of toilet as kind of this, this venue for a public health, and also when you in, you can kinda see they've also got various billboards and stuff like don't forget to wash your hands stuff like that. So all all these elements to reemphasize hygiene practices right and then you actually visited a couple of regular public toilets, right particular some near near some slums. What what are the described that scene in how that contrast with the toilets you saw? Yeah. So I went to a slum in Faridabad where garth toilets is based out of that was actually not that far from their co co working space and You know the toilets are from from CEO, Mayakoba He told me that those toilets had just been built by the government a year ago and they were already completely useless. They there were there were filled with feces Some of them had been vandalized some of them been locked up because they weren't useful anymore. The people in that neighborhood came up to us told us about the toilets. They're just like basically they're disgusting we can't use them. You know they're back to defecating in nearby field because you know if somebody wanted to use them they, they could contract diseases. That's how disgusting worse so. It was incredibly stark was one of the first things that I saw when I went to India and it was it was really Sad it was really sad to see that that's what people had to deal with than it was it was great to get to. Highlight some like an effort that potentially try to try to fix this problem and you follow the CEO amid how round for a couple of days in India as he showed you around here, they're facilities. What was that like? What was he like? So he's he's an interesting guy in that. You know if you think like an eel on mosque character who's like larger than life he's he's kind of the opposite. He is very mild, mannered and reserved. Doesn't doesn't crack a lot of jokes but what really kind of to wire to write about him was that he's this really idealistic person he gets really frustrated about the state of toilets in his country. He talks very tough very passionately about those things issue in the developing Rodney's Moss Olympic one means you would see the toilet, the sanitation facilities do get made, but the government also wants the products. But what happens is after months most of these. Energies and being dysfunctional, and that is largely because of the fact that these solid get vandalized easily because these are in the public space on community spaces and the fact that they do not get maintained regularly. Even, though you know she doesn't like he's not like bursting with all of this you know it's not like a three ring circus or whatever it. Still you know all of that, all of that passion is really built in about cow. He really wants to help people and it was fascinating to write about this story because he wants to help people with toilets which to me it's like something that people really think about they don't really care about. They'd rather just move on after using them and to him he spent the past five years really trying to. Make something different. Make it something better as I describing the story like a techie showcasing a thing of beauty.

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Even Amazon Prime Day had to bow down to the pressures of coronavirus

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03:35 min | 10 months ago

Even Amazon Prime Day had to bow down to the pressures of coronavirus

"Would means longtime daily charged contributor and Amazon expert. Ben Fox Ruben welcome bent. Hello, so there are a lot of things to get to as always a busy time for Amazon, but let's start with Prime Day yesterday. dake firmed a delay. We technically were supposed to be knee deep in deals right now. So what happened Krona happen? Coronavirus happen to everything this year, and it's actually a little surprising that they took this long to confirm something that everybody already knew was happening. There were rumors swirling for months. The Prime Day was. was going to be delayed because of coronavirus. At first there were rumors. I think they were coming from the Wall Street Journal that it was going to be pushed to September and then business insider more recently, said guess what it's actually going to be October now. It probably will be October because if they delay it any further than that. You're getting into Thanksgiving late. November! Maybe they're going to do that. It's possible that they do that and they just make prime day like a couple of days during the holiday selling season. But. It's a different year for Brian Day. Just like it's a different year for just about everything. And that's an interesting question terms of the timing of this event because. Yet do they just clump it together with the rest of the holiday shopping season two? They have own separate thing. I'm curious how many shopping bonanza vents. The consumer is actually willing to tolerate especially in this condition. Okay, so they've already failed in the General Prime Day mission, which is a summer sale when the summer is usually a relatively slow time in retail. That's not going to happen anymore. That's over. Usually. They announced Prime Day in late June, and then they hold it in mid-july. We're already and later July. So that's that's not going to happen anymore. It's also a great question that you mentioned that like. The sales bonanzas and big summer sales or any sale whatsoever. Can come off as tone-deaf during coronavirus because people are getting sick. People are losing their jobs I. Don't need to tell you what's happening. You know it's terrible so encouraging people to buy a Roomba. That's not so great. One Way to do it, which could work would be to encourage people to go shopping, because it helps small and medium-sized businesses which sell on Amazon. They do that a lot already. Maybe it would work this time. I'm sure they're gonNA. Try to emphasize that but. People are trying to save as much money as they can. So I I. Don't know how successful Prime Day will be, and it's obviously they're gonNA have to thread the needle here as far as what tone they said, that's proper and actually did hold serve a quiet stealth event earlier this summer. They held a fashion centric sale I. Don't know if you've got any read on. How well that's done! No! No I haven-, which means that are probably didn't do that. While usually Amazon likes to promote how their sales do with these vague metrics. They didn't even provide those the reason they did. The fashion centric thing was because people really aren't buying a lot of close other than Pajama Pants and sweat pants, so maybe we can try to convince you to get a blazer. It's thirty or forty percent off. I don't think people are doing that I'm certainly not doing that so I don't I don't really know whether it was successful or not by. I don't I. Don't believe it was in the end. They downplayed it pretty significantly. Because of the reasons, we mentioned

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How Amazon's coping with the coronavirus crisis

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07:29 min | 1 year ago

How Amazon's coping with the coronavirus crisis

"The corona virus has upended the status quo around the world. Cities are on lockdown. Healthcare systems are struggling and entire industries of shut down and in the tech world. Almost no other company is in the crosshairs of this crisis quite like Amazon. I'm joanie salesman and Ben Fox ribbon and this is your daily charge. Then Amazon is crucial to getting people. The things they need in their homes. How is Amazon coping with this crisis? I would say it's been a bumpy start to begin with. But that's very understandable. Considering how much has been up ended in just the past couple of weeks so they had to deal with price-gouging fake products shipping delays there. Now hiring about one hundred thousand. Us employees part time and full time to try to respond to this huge surge in demand as people have now turned to Amazon and some other ecommerce players for just basics like toothpaste food so much more than before obviously which has been really crazy to watch as they're really trying to really change around their logistics to respond to a huge spike in consumers just purchasing stuff to try to stay in their homes during the crisis. So talk to me. Let's start a little bit back at the beginning. One of the problems that Amazon had to deal with as this pandemic was spreading across the world were was price-gouging problem. You know people trying to get any sort of disinfecting things get masks. That's our thing. How did that that seemed like that was really the first big challenge? They face how did they deal with that? And where they are now. Like ten people debt wipes on Amazon and all last. I checked on this. I think they actually shut down listings on a lot of that stopped. So as far as masks gloves Disinfecting wipes things like that. I think they might be selling it directly themselves but if you're a marketplace seller like an independent merchant that listen cells on their website. I think you're now barred from doing that. I know for sure Ebay did that too. And it was because you know if you're going to try to sell pure L. for three hundred dollars and somebody's going to try to buy it because they're desperate Amazon and Ebay both feel that that's a very bad look for them. They do not want to be intermediaries for that kind of situation right. So what would you say the next thing? That kind of six thousand meat is that they made this decision to prioritize shipments of these sort of essentials that people need and that seems like gigantic task. I mean what is the scope of making the sort of change in how they approach? You know the biggest part of their business. That's that's a great question is really hard to answer it because it is so complex. The company sells hundreds of millions of items. So what How how they actually figure out how to do that. Whether it's toys or musical instruments that were now going to deprioritize whereas Certain items like baby formula or toothpaste that. They're going to prioritize and make sure they get those shipped into their warehouses whereas the other items are in. I'm sure it's a huge Herculean effort for them to do that but at the same time. They're really trying to trumpet. This as Haywar here for the consumer. We're trying to help you out. And they understand I mean. I don't mean to sound Glib about this at all but they are definitely making a lot of money right now. They WanNa make sure that they are doing right by the customer but also coming out of this in a positive light I I hope the sound right but that also they are a business. They're not a nonprofit so they wanNA present themselves the right way in this crisis so in order to manage this dramatic change in how they're approaching deliveries. They're going on like an epic binge. Do you have any idea like what are the? What are the parameters of that and is that actually happening? How's it going to be any status update on that at all? It's probably going to take months to hire that many people one hundred thousand people in the US They've also said look. If you're a restaurant employee or you're in an industry that did get shut down. We want we want to bring you in even temporarily because Amazon was struggling to get warehouse workers in the first place to come into their warehouses. They're just hiring so much and they're growing so quickly so this is an opportunity for them to get some new employees coming in while they're slack in the market The one of the problems is that they're going to have to do a lot of these interviews virtually. Yeah so that's GonNa be another limitation that they don't want to bring people in so there's not going to be this big jobs fair or anything like that. That would be a huge problem right now. Tell me if I'm missing anything but I feel like one of the other things that Amazon is how to deal with is like every other business. They've had people confirmed positive. Corona virus getting cove. Nineteen they have to deal with their workforce also in the throes of this epidemic. How what's been a situation for Amazon? Back there on the front lines getting these important items to people but also dealing with a workforce that at that might come down with this virus for Amazon's leadership specifically that adds an additional curveball. An additional difficult element for them to actually achieve the mission that they're trying to achieve for warehouse workers delivery drivers some of which. I've actually spoken to directly. They're very upset. The very worried they feel like Amazon is not standing by them enough. They want more paid time off They want more safety. Procedures in place. Amazon obviously says that they do a lot of that stuff but Were working from home. They get up. They drive to Their office which is a warehouse and they are around other people not a lot of other people but I certainly understand and sympathize with a lot of what they're saying. These warehouse workers in these delivery drivers where they are providing critical need for people especially elderly people especially people with preexisting conditions that are especially vulnerable to the virus But they're worried for their own health which is entirely understandable. So I did write a story about that and I think it's a critical problem. That Amazon needs to find a way to get right. And I don't really know what the answer is there. So what's next for Amazon? What are you watching to be the next crisis the next solution at Amazon? It's really been changing so quickly. It's been changing every day. So it's really hard to say. I'd be curious to see whether they managed to speed up their deliveries in any way whether they ramp up more food deliveries because obviously that's a really essential need. They've also started a pilot effort or effort in Seattle where they're delivering and picking up a cove in nineteen tests. So we'll see if they do that in more places whether they try to use an augment their logistics in specifically related to the crisis and helping in medical needs as well so There's there's probably a lot that we're GONNA be seeing in the next couple of days and weeks as it relates to the

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"ben fox" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

07:44 min | 1 year ago

"ben fox" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"Child of a CO worker. You go to work every day with. That's a pretty proud moment. It's not a it's not a revenue number. It's not an operating profit statistic. It's it's not a growth rate. It's not anything like that but it's real it's personal it's tangible and it's really impactful absolutely ben and it brings it home you know and when somebody close to you if it's not you experience the benefits of that absolutely so tell us about an exciting project or focus that you're working on today so the incredibly Gargantuan project that sits on the horizon for me and for all frankly. Ge Healthcare right now flows from Geez. See John Flannery his announcement announcement about a month ago that they intend to make. Ge Healthcare at Stanford Company. This was Obviously big news in the press big news for investors and big news for the company. It's a serious challenge. It's obviously a huge opportunity and while our focus obviously states customers emissions caregivers and patients that doesn't Change Our Name doesn't change our DNA doesn't change. I would say other things will shift and this transition which is gonNa take anywhere between twelve and eighteen months here and we're just on the front end of this. I think there's going to be an incredible amount of strategic and tactical work and if you look at functions from a corporate his perspective I think functions like hr human resources it the finance team and especially communications. Where I set? We're going to be in the vanguard of that. Change is going to be a lot of us in. Frankly there's going to be a lot expected of us and I and that said we continue serving our customers continue business as usual helping often clinicians best serve their patients and keep our promises to investors but also we need to make sure that we take the right steps. This journey towards becoming a standalone company. In the right way why for me. It's probably a once in a career type opportunity. It's really exciting in several levels. But it's going to be a ton of work and that's sort of the big projects sitting on the horizon for Ross for sure. Yeah when I heard about that happening I thought you know what a great opportunity to really focus and really just doubled down on healthcare of care. There's nothing more powerful than than focus and I think that what's on the other side of it Like you Ben said. It's it's just a tremendous opportunity absolutely Lulu so as we work through healthcare. One of the things that we like to do here on the podcast is put together a short syllabus. And you and I will do that here through through our one on one course. We call it for this one. The one on one of Ben Fox on the healthcare business of healthcare. So I've got four questions. Lightning rounds south for. Are you followed by your favorite book that you recommend to the listeners. Ready absolutely let's go ARA. What's the best way to improve? Healthcare outcomes innovate with the patient and the clinician in mind so that I just mean connecting the engineering design teams with the clinician. And even the patient how to. Tom Obviously Med. Tech is getting more and more advanced with each iteration and in fact he sang and you sort of see day to day that the innovation curve is going up at a steeper great. I think what's important though as Invasion is patient friendly not just widget innovation for its own sake. Love that the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid so so I had a manager early in my career who used to give sort of three rules to live by an edited a bit but I would say they all touch on. This question in his first rule was always use a number two pencil. In other words everyone makes mistakes. Be Ready to erase something. Move forward fail fast so always number two pencil. All his second rule was no. What a gallon of milk costs of the corner store? I was sort of a cynical way of saying. Do not get your head so stuck up in the clouds at the macro macro-level that you lose touch with what's really going on on the ground and that's very important for healthcare I think for companies like she and even for clinicians to really know what what that gallon of gas costs or gallon of milk costs at the corner store for the patient. Here in Wisconsin. It's about two bucks ninety nine cents. That's second rule and finally the third rule he always called you pod. Up Od. And that's just under promising overdeliver and I think oftentimes you You find yourself tempted to over promise and under deliver on things and really need to slip those those three. I love that Ben. Love the simplicity of it to us that Pencil. We'll know what that gallon of milk cost. It's right and you pod baby love that that one's sticking my friend. How do you stay relevant as an organization and despite constant change? We're facing the question right now. She healthcare I think one of these answers as we need to act as a startup actors like a startup would even the worst century-old company. We need to if notes cliche. Make sure we try to disrupt ourselves every day so that someone else in the market doesn't do it for us and not challenge but it's definitely something we're aware of and working toward what's one area focus should drive everything in a healthcare organization own said. Keep the patient and keep the clinician and as your Northstar so focused externally. Don't get stuck in your vendor provider. Payer mindset but go from the the mindset from the perspective the patient and the clinician. What would you recommend as part of the syllabus to the listeners Ben so too I read recently were quiet by Susan? CAIN and IT'S A it's a book all about the power of introverts attend to identify as one of those occasionally and I send. It was an interesting argument that there is power and introversion version. That maybe hasn't been recognized in the past. There's one finished last week called Artemisinin. It's a book about basically near future space travel on the moon. It's by Andy. Andy where it's he was the author of the Martian which was the movie recently and I guess that brings me to the book at recommend if I had to and it's not healthcare related but it's called Dune by Frank. Herbert Tint is you're not gonNA find a better Sifi or sweeping narrative out there. I think back fifteen eighteen years ago when I first met my wife and and we were dating long distance for bet and writing a lot of letters back and forth in one of those times. I just sent her. This book Dune and she was not sci-fi fan but put a new show. Is the one one run it all and and shots ectomy so so soon I can give you a long list. That's awesome brother appreciate that recommendation recommend nation and listeners. Good outcomes rocket dot health slash Ben Fox Bien Fox in find all the show notes. The transcript of our discussion discussion today links to the books that he recommended and all of the things that we discussed so ben this has been a ton of fun. I'd love if you could just leave us with a closing thought. And then the best player of the listeners. Get in touch with or follow you. The best place to get in touch with me is just linked in. I think it's Engine Fox Gee healthcare. I don't think there's another one closing thoughts. Thank you for having me on salt but a blast but I would say I'm finding an introvert and has somebody who who sort of recognizes ignites along with a lot of us that silos issue in healthcare as well as under other industries. I think relationships are part of the answer. And that's what's going to get us over some of these humps and that's a personal smell. Let's professional that sort of a whole life whole wheel of life their encouragement to myself and everybody there at standing advice there Ben Thank. He's so much for spending time with us. This has been inciteful and we'll definitely be Keeping in touch as the months fly by here with this transition of GE maybe maybe would love to have you back on after the transitions over wonderful love to song thanks much. Hey.

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"ben fox" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

10:43 min | 1 year ago

"ben fox" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"Hardware your software and even your wet wear sort the data on your DNA all in one smooth sort of pathway no silos that's the cliche a granular. Getting down a little bit. I would say personally I look at the way interact with my bank. Maybe my insurance company and my realtor even how I go about traveling what I do for entertainment. You know all that over the last decade has completely shifted very obviously for many. If not all of us it's all digital now it's all at the touch of a button. Honestly my phone does more than my first computer at a job ever did. It's an incredible but then you get into the healthcare experience and too often not all the time but too often they're still you note taking on an actual physical pieces of paper. There's disconnection there's paper forms as waiting rooms. There's mysterious delays in questionable costs. There's even bureaucracy. I think healthcare is ripe for change. It's a common argument but again soon my own life. I would say that sort of hot topic that she healthcare and others obviously looking at for sure couldn't agree with you more. There's definitely some big opportunities to dive in and And make it better and Ben what would you say right right now as an example of what you and your organization have done to improve outcomes and do things differently. That's a question a PR. Dr Guy Like me love. I could probably talk for for straight our about this pocket sized ultrasound that she makes that helped makes medical diagnosis more convenient faster. More successful every corner of the globe I could talk about our new mammography offerings which actually put a remote control in the hands of patients and help sort of address address. Some of that discomfort. That mammography is often associated with but I think I want to focus on one and it's a fairly new one and it's called what we call here. At the command center it gets back to this idea of challenging the silos in healthcare that we talked about earlier saul so set the stage a little bit for these command centers I understood fact. US and even international healthcare systems face massive challenges when it comes to cost access chronic diseases aging populations etc.. And if you look at finding ways to address that challenge improving the efficiency part of the challenge. There is congestion in our healthcare system in specifically congestion in hospitals and health systems traffic jams to put a blunt late now what some of the leading health institutions are starting to do an Jeez partnering with many of these is look at transforming how they take these traffic jams how they manage these complex hospital processes in basically redesigned patient flow and creates an integrate a predictive command center. I think of it like a sort of a NASA control room and we've all got site diaz sort of a massive room. Houston we have a problem where you've got hundreds of monitors tour's hundreds of screens with experts. They're on call to address. Basically the biggest questions of the day John Hopkins. Johns Hopkins is doing this as with g right now and they did it and they're seeing results already their emergency department bat assignment one of the traffic jams. They were having as use since we put in this command center. An actual physical room to address this. They've also seen hospital occupancy admissions all those stats getting better now patients. I would say I'll just make the point that they don't necessarily see the impact of a command center. They don't walk through it on their tour through the or amend for procedure but they feel the impact and they feel it because the team working behind the scenes gets them into the hospital. Faster gets them in the right bad faster. It's the right treatment. The right appointments with doctors actress faster and basically at the end of the day gets them out the door faster because as you know hospitals health systems in the US especially are becoming cost centers not profit centers necessarily in the goal goal is to get a patient better faster and out the door not to linger in the hospital. So we're doing a bunch of these commands centers around the country here in the US. At least organ. Florida China even Canada up north of the border there and then obviously Johns Hopkins that I mentioned and we think it's one of those ways to look beyond silos. Look at a cross system approach and actually address. The pain point that hospitals are saying is is one of their men frustrations. You know what. That's super cool band. That you guys are focused in in this area of workflow workflow because it certainly is. is an issue in the healthcare system. And just as we take a look at MED device companies period. Definitely a call out is. How can you partner with your customer? Being the number one the healthcare providers but to the consumer consumer to deliver better care and Ben's example of the centers is such a great opportunity to add value to physicians gender clinicians that are experiencing this burnout right. I mean we hear constantly so Kudos to you and your team for the work that you guys are doing with this. You know it's exciting stuff. It's something we're seeing actually sort of similar to technology adoption across leading institutions. were seeing a place like John Hopkins doing the successfully getting some metrics. It's getting patient satisfaction. Scores clinical satisfaction scores up in. It's sort of spreading right. It's one of those things that spreads a good way. Unlike a disease I think. Command centers or the idea of crossing your platform and really looking at those workflow questions at a macro level are going to be big in the next stage of healthcare absolutely. Yeah that's so interesting. Now Talk to me about a time when you have made a mistake or have had a setback in. What did you learn from that? Oh boy it. Also I guess I'll I'll go back early in my career and this is before I joined. Ge Healthcare I was right out of Grad school fairly wet behind the years and eager. I think like a a lot of folks early on early professionally to make a good impression. I would say back then. One thing I lacked was that good sensor on balancing my work life and in my life life my personal life I think early on. I felt pressured and maybe I pressured myself to work longer hours. Probably the necessary basically define myself itself by my profession and I think that can create some good opportunities in the short run but I think long term. It was definitely a mistake on my I think like a wheel sort of and the thing. I remember My Dad's sort of drilling into me as a youngster. He would say you know your life ban has has a lot of spokes in it right. You've got your your professional life your academic doc life your social life your family your physical side of your life spiritual side and all those spokes are part of a wheel and if one is too long or you're focusing on one or two of those and not on the others your wheel gets out of balance and it basically will well and I would say early on in my career. My stakes was getting my wheel out of balance and probably league over focusing my life on work to say that it sounds like one of those interview questions you should never answer saying. I worked too hard. That's my failing right but I would say this actually did do damage. It was a mistake and I think but for a very patient wife in those times and and sort of learning from good mentors. I found that putting that much emphasis on work was probably not healthy in a lot of ways and and having a gilead personal life and a solid in filling life life actually help sooner professional life. So that's a sort of a lesson. Lesson learned early on and probably less than that that all of us need to learn in the professional world at some point Ben. I'm glad you bring that up because it's important important in the healthcare space. We're working to help others with their health. You don't have a solid health base. It's a problem you know in a lot of things that happened happened from not spending time in the space could be you know marital stressor financial stress or any other stressors that could lead to deterioration of your health lack asleep super important that we focus on these and so Ben. I'm glad that you brought it up. Is there any particular practice that now you do. In order to help remind yourself to keep focusing on on that life. Spoke as he as he said. You know Several several folks. I know try to turn to be off their work phone or don't answer emails. After certain time at night that can be a little tricky and in a global company and when you have a global remit so I definitely can't or don't do do that what I would say is I try to make substantial and sort of Purpose driven commitments outside of work in that can be as simple as coaching one of my kids. Soccer teams every every fall and making sure. I'm I'm reading next to my teenage daughter and trying to at least keep an eye on the title. She's reading and and make sure that I spent quality time with her. I think it's just being purposeful on your commitments and realizing there's a ton out there aside from work in actually engaging in those things helps your it helps. Your work focused quite a bit through this love that Ben it for you man. This is a great great work that you're doing their professionally and personally so now that you're sort of focused on this global business. What would you say one of the most proud leadership experiences you've had to date business? Yeah yeah that's a good one. I think I appointed to one is. Ge Healthcare one of our businesses makes maternal infant care products. And those can be anything. I'm from infant warmers. To incubators basically life support systems for a prematurely or an infant and that's one of the most vulnerable rable I would say moments in the healthcare experience for any parent who's experienced that. I have not had that experience and but have known a lot of people who have and frankly what has then one of the most proud moments for me and for our entire team here is when somebody on staff has to go through that and part of going through that you realize allies the products. You are making the products. You're talking about the products. Frankly that you're in solutions. You're selling into the healthcare system are actually part of life. Indepth decisions are helping clinicians save lives and improve these incredibly small little infants. Who who don't have the greatest odds in that your for systems are actually increasing? Those odds I think it's one of those moments you can sort of say. I'M GONNA go into work tomorrow with a with a renewed energy with renewed purpose and say okay this matters matters and you know a doctor nurse any type of caregiver like that can probably have that driving force every day. I think when you separate yourself and join join of Vendor Lucia healthcare finding those moments where GE healthcare or the monogram is on an infant incubator that has saved a life of prematurely born infant..

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"ben fox" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

Outcomes Rocket

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"ben fox" Discussed on Outcomes Rocket

"Most successful and inspiring health leaders leaders have been Fox with me. And we're GONNA be diving into some of the concepts of communications within healthcare things you gotta consider and things that you should be thinking about. Ben is a senior director of Global Communications at GE healthcare he manages is two verticals. One that does nine billion and the other that does five billion dollars in in business and his his focus in his career has has been in in communications for a long time external relations. And it's a pleasure to be able to touch base with him on this area. Focus so ben and it's a pleasure to have you on Oman Salt. Thanks absolutely now that I miss anything in that intro that you wanted to share with listeners not really it was a very kind and true. I think I'm really excited to join the podcast today. I look back at sort of my own listening. Entertainment choices over the last five years and I would say podcasts of slowly risen up the chart chart to the point where in my daily commute. I seldom turn the radio on anymore. It saw mainly just podcast back and forth there. So I think this is a medium that meets demand and and one that obviously is a is growing right now. Yeah totally agree with you. Ben and I mean nowadays you can choose what to listen to in radio you sort of just get schoon fed. Whatever comes out so I couldn't agree with you more so you could have done communications in any area but you decided Eddie to focus on the medical sector? Why'd you decide that it's a little bit of a roundabout story saw? I would say one healthcare's in my DNA. My mother my father in law the sisters. They're all nurses all in healthcare and I never really felt pulled into the clinical side of health care I would say I feel very fulfilled and very purpose driven to be part of the industry and just a few steps away from that patient care that my relatives are in but no. I didn't really go to school planning to be in healthcare communications after Grad School. Or I majored. I got a master's in international relations. I jumped right into political communications and part of that was dealing with the Department of Health and Human Services and the equivalent of the state eight level where I served but long story short after that stint in political calms I jumped into Healthcare and GE healthcare here and have been here for seven and a half years amazing. You had quite the right over there. Then you've seen a lot of the innovative approaches and sort of the ride that you go on when you're with the large medical device S. manufacturer like g when it gets to communications. I feel like there's a lot of common denominators whether you be a provider with a UB MED device company company or farmer digital firm for that matter. I love to hear your thoughts on on what you believe. Hot Topic within communication needs to be for the listeners. What could they do to do a better job of their communication? It's a very good question. I guess to answer that I'll start at the macro level and then work myself down to sort of a more personal micro level and I'll start with a cliche and that cliche being I'd argue that healthcare as an industry is still very much stuck in silo mentality. That's not a new argument. I think you look at the pain. Points in healthcare as you've talked about on your podcast before saw unsustainable cost increases lack of access amaury. HR integration destroyed care plans when it comes to diagnosis treatment or planning that's where the opportunities and healthcare basically a disconnected healthcare industry and that's what achieve healthcare here here. We call that precision health and that sort of where we're moving in the future and and simply put I would call..

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Zuckerberg gets lit up over Facebook and Libra

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06:03 min | 1 year ago

Zuckerberg gets lit up over Facebook and Libra

"Today on the daily charge twitter down in the dumps reporting revenue stall in the third quarter and sucks out of luck facebook founder and world renowned punching bag go back to Kevin you know attention to them and I think especially because facebook being facebook there's so M- so many more is on this there's a lot of concern about getting this right to make sure people don't certainty of libra actually coming out as far less whether that is or isn't going to happen it's hard to say it's expected to come out sometime in the first half of next year think initially as maybe a year ago two years ago there would be these ISOS that would just come out with very little regulatory scrutiny very little automatically unscathed at all like the first time around but at the same time I mean he just got walloped over was there money to make sure that this doesn't destabilize global monetary policy so I would say especially after the hearing yesterday the there's still a little bit of time to figure that out anyway next more people are on twitter but the social network badly missed Wall Street's revenue expectation fix our grilling on Capitol Hill yesterday with lawmakers taking the billionaire CEO to task for a slew of issues including data breaches misleading by just going after him not only over libra but on a variety of different topics so he got hit from all sides I think ultimately I watched the entire six hours thing there isn't anything really weighing over him specific to the hearing I think if anything it really does suggest like for antitrust concerns or some other regular gle ads and its new libra crypto currency okay so this was a lot to get through guys by ultimately what were your impressions soon they seemed much better prepared questions seem to be far more sophisticated but at the same time I would give credit for not appearing overly defense live every single time he was interrupted he just kind of let them take their time back and just lay into him so again it was a hearing it's not like this was a criminal case or any did you think Zack did okay did he mostly survive he'd he took a beating definitely took a beating Tori issues at least the house is taking a posture that like hey we're not going to be very friendly to you we're gonNA take a much more aggressive approach well you've been covering cryptocurrency for a while the most viral moment was like the him responding to Orrin Hatch with senator we run ads in so I think which were so pulled out she's a lot of negative publicity do you think this survives or do you think facebook pulls out in sort of like let's go off on its own that's a great question ends as it seems advertisers are avoiding the site every single time we bring up twitter on this show I feel like it's bad news and that's kind of a bad story for facebook twitter pulled at the congressman right for not knowing their stuff and so this time around they they boned up on it they they did their homework and maxine waters it has definitely talked a lot about trying to demystify twitter and a lot of ways like when you're adding people at the very beginning of tweet you have to put a period at the beginning these are really all sorts of things so whether this is going to result in anything the other question now is it just a hearing or is it going to sort of action I remember the last time we'll curious like to get your take on this like libra is lieber dead or is it is it still going to be a thing because a lot of major supporters like visa MasterCard pay pal for the daily charge. I'm Ben Fox Ruben Roger J I'm rich never thanks everybody for joining can't get enough check out the daily supercharged

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Our big Apple iPhone 11 preview (The Daily Charge, 9/5/2019)

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06:26 min | 1 year ago

Our big Apple iPhone 11 preview (The Daily Charge, 9/5/2019)

"Today on the daily charge facebook launches a new dating service amazon's twenty new fire tv gadgets and our big apple iphone eleven three good morning and welcome to c. nets daily charge. It's thursday september fifth. I'm jay. I'm ben fox ruben and i'm david katz mire. Let's get today stories. His apples next big event is scheduled for next tuesday so we figured it's never too early to preview expect from the iphone eleven the biggest change maybe to its hi. Send model rumored be called the iphone eleven pro so say goodbye to the max supposedly has a glass back and a triple camera configuration while the more budget friendly iphone eleven are may finally get that dual lens setup that well you know the budget seekers have been wanting for so you guys excited. Is that it this dual orlands 'as isn't it in the big thing going to be next year's iphone. Yes oh i mean. How many times have we said that every year every year. This is not an s year. Technically i believe so this is the third year that they're basically using the same design and they've been doing this recently. They've kind of extended out the cycle so now you have to wait three years for a big refreshing. I think you're right. In terms of adding five g. in terms of a big redesign will probably have to wait for the twenty to monitor and they said this morning the fingerprint reader might come next year to screen fingerprints yeah so yeah so yeah. It's it's a little little disappointing. If you're if you're an apple user commented about this plenty of times but samsung already already introduced both of those features five g. and in screen fingerprint reader was in march <hes> with the galaxy stanton yeah yeah so it's pretty pretty clear from reading charts have constructed today. It's pretty clear that apple has been well behind on the of innovation curve the continuation of that that being said from a business perspective if they're like okay we smartphone market is saturated at this point. We're going to build out on services a lot of other things so that's what they've been doing for years. You've been mind they deal with huge volumes volumes for this single phone right so every time they have to make a big tweak or change was phone. It's a massive process right so that's partly their greatest strength is his grace weakness. Yeah yeah next up. Facebook is launching a dating service in the u._s. Yes you heard that right the company which faces a host of questions about ability to protect our data want you to trust it with funny that special someone. What do you think this why. Why is this happening this is this is like facebook portal all over again which is like like the company is going through all of these security and privacy issues and now coming out with a new product that a lot of people are really questioning what the value value is or are people going to trust facebook with this type of data. Yeah our own queenie talked to facebook about this. <hes> really asked about the privacy question you know they. They assured her that that the information collected for the dating profile wouldn't be sold advertisers and they're trying to take extra steps to make the secure walled off keeping my beyond facebook other. Getting dating services have had a pretty bad rap when it comes to privacy concern so there's a there's there's two issues here and according to queenie story she also mentioned that a lot of younger people are the folks that tend to use dating apps in the first place and so this is an opportunity for facebook to try to. I don't know lower the age of their total demographic because everybody's been helping to instagram so we'll see if that works and this this apparently sucks in the instagram posts automatically so that makes sense to so if you're if you're honest graham. You're dating waiting so keep in mind. This is supposed to be tinder. This is more about finding that you know that special someone and not a single night hookup also amazon launch twenty fire tv equipped gadgets at berlin's for trade show that includes its first oleg tv with fire tv built-in. Why we have cast meyer on david breaks down for us. There's a lot of products. I'm not here to talk about facebook dating and if you want to you know it's all it's all about this lead t._v. That has fire tv the first of its kind. It's it's only in germany so you know all the ts have great picture. Quality fingers crossed that comes the u._s. You know maybe l._g. Will throw in roku t._v. or on fire tv and get rid of their little web address system <hes>. There's also a new fire tv cube. Which is the weird remote control hybrid thing that's come to the us. It's going to be faster and a sound bar with built in fire tv. So that's a trend that's happening is. They're building streaming things into sound bars because we're not there. Are people actually get the streaming steak but are actually buying these this this other kind of ecosystem of fire tv connect products or well yeah. I mean amazon says they are they mean the stick is doing really well but the fire tv t._v.'s for example. That's like their big other other play and that competes with roku those have been selling really well to according to them. Prime day was a big blockbuster obviously for the toshiba branded things. They have a partnership with best buy so they're out out there in the market and a lot of people are using them and you know if you like alexa a lot. I think it's a pretty good product otherwise i like roku t._v. Better all right. Finally the galaxy fold is back. Samsung tout said it will launched with a new white glove customer support program but if you're looking to get in the u._s. Drought a luck. It only be available in south korea journey in the u._k. The fold has been. I mean it's it's been a disastrous launch and now it's even come to the u._s. Is that was that mean for full funds. I mean good for them. I say this every time but honestly sleep. We were talking about apple earlier that they really are so incremental in their efforts. This is the first time that a major company well. Why is doing this to. It's also had a delayed product. This is a big change so i think at least from my perspective consumers are going to be a little bit more patient but maybe i'm wrong about that. An the american consumers are not patient with something that breaks. I feel like launching only in in in you know a limited market especially korea where it's like basically plan on your home turf. You know they really we have an advantage in terms of getting the word out there positive. They have a lot of negative stuff to overcome with this phone so not launching the u._s. Wise maybe a little pansy the ash but samsung they can do what they want. Well parley. I think a bunch of carriers kind of backed out right. There were carry that were committed to solve this thing they probably saw the controversy just said you know what may not only the drama and they're still coming out with it so you know they didn't scuttle it. Completely broken credit for that so the daily charged on roger chang. I'm ben facts urban mark. Thanks for joining us.

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Samsung Galaxy Book S: Rise of the phone-like laptop

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07:03 min | 1 year ago

Samsung Galaxy Book S: Rise of the phone-like laptop

"Today on the daily charge you got your laptop in my phone. You got phone and my laptop. We've got josh goldman here to talk decks docks and the samsung galaxy book as good morning and welcome to see daily charges monday august twelfth. I'm ben fox and with me. Today is josh goldman to talk laptops chops with with phone processors like the samsung galaxy book s now without further ado. Let's talk to the experts okay so it's p._c. It's a phone. Maybe it's both that's how you might describe a new group of devices coming out that look like laptops but have phone processors. Aso's built in the latest version is the galaxy book s which samsung revealed at it's not ten launch event last week okay so josh what's the value value of these kinds of devices and also. Is it a phone processor or is it just something from qualcomm that they're trying to work their way into more laptops and they started above. Where do you wanna start with. Let's start with the processor the process that's the big deal here. Is that <hes> qualcomm working on these processors to turn them <hes> into the p._c. Market now supposedly that was because <hes> you know smartphone market was slowing down so you know the next slower market the laptops i know so so for people that want to know more about these types of products like what are the big benefits fits of having these types of processors in them so the big benefit a longer battery life lighter weight <hes> laptops in general always on lt connection. That's pretty much. It was kind of like a phone sort of and it gets much better battery life like for instance. The galaxy book asked they were saying it was gonna be twenty three hours which sounds really impressive for a laptop right and there's an asterisk next to that of course <hes> it's twenty three hours of love video playback <hes> and it's usually when they run that test is usually local video playback so it's not even streaming so usually not when people use it for anyone right unless you're i mean i guess if you're downloading stuff from netflix or whatever to your device and then travel. I'm no longer are not. I mean that's the thing is that twenty. Three hours is great talking point but then you probably don't get me wrong. They the past ones we've <hes> <hes> reviewed with the snapdragon eight thirty five eight fifty had really good battery life like amazing battery life that you wouldn't expect from. I'm a laptop again though that performance isn't quite there so that's what i wanted to talk about so we already talked about the good. Let's talk about the bad the performance issues. It seems like every single one of these laptops have their kind of sluggish. Even if you're just like browsing the internet yes so again. It's kind of like trying to run a large phone or tablet off of a processor. Maybe not designed to do that and mainly it's not designed to run windows specifically so so it's i mean she wrote back. They designed it. These doing very well and he's not doing very well. <hes> mm-hmm so what was happening was these these battery lives are really great except it would take longer to do things so carnac okay balanced itself out. The other element that i want to throw in. There is also price. I was pretty surprised that the galaxy book ask was just like a dollar. All are under a thousand bucks which four kind of more like a slower processor. I might have expected a lower price range than that. Yeah i mean ah miniaturization always cost more so when you're getting something very thin. That's really light. I mean the thing weighs what two pounds and it was you. Tell me expert expert. I don't know i wrote about it. Last week. I hate who's around two pounds <hes> twenty three hour battery life so i mean i mean you've got something that is going to cost more okay because of the components and everything's new and it's only when stuff gets around around for a while the prices come down so and just to be clear also asterisk on the show we have not reviewed the specific laptop yet so that's their talking point for twenty three hours beginning to get a chance to look at this later by at this point i would like for instance. What are some of these like in this cohort. The word laptops have you out well. I reviewed the somewhat predecessors the galaxy book to which was a detachable so it was more more like a tablet with a detachable keyboard cover <hes> and that one was supposed to get over twenty hours of battery life as well <hes> that was running snapdragon eight fifty <hes> it got really good battery life <hes> into the teens but again you're you you pay the price <music> because it takes a little bit too weird hand off the best and heard about it was was that <hes> and with the past models to and presumably this one is that like your phone <hes> it'll jump back and forth between wi fi and if you're on a known wifi network and then and all of a sudden you leave that network and go to the coffee shop and you open it up. It's automatically switched to l. t. e. so you've got that mobile broadband connection instantly instantly and you're not sitting there waiting okay. I've got a switch over from wi fi. You can pop it open and start working and that's you know what they're what. Samsung is doing own with this one. You've got a laptop that super lightweight and long battery life. You don't really have to worry about too much. As long as you're in an area with a signal of some sort you should be able. We'll do start working immediately so i do want to jump to another topic so samsung also talked about dax which is kind of like you dock your phone an into your laptop onto. A screen. Is your expectation that like something like dax is gonna grow or they've been talking about it for a little while now and i don't really know oh. If it's got any sort of <hes> i dunno fan base. Maybe i'm wrong about that. I'm sure it's got fans. I don't know how many <hes> <hes> samsung certainly likes it. They keep working at it <hes> so that's kind of different than it's kind of what the complain complain has been about with like the ipad prose is like you've got this super powerful <hes> tablet. That isn't quite what you want from a p._c. Or a mac book or something you know <hes> no touch pad basically no touchback and then <hes> decks comes along and it's android based and then you can instantly switch

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What might happen to 8chan? (The Daily Charge, 8/7/2019)

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06:05 min | 1 year ago

What might happen to 8chan? (The Daily Charge, 8/7/2019)

"Today on a special edition of the daily charge in the wake of catastrophe. What roles do social media video games and online communities play when ronald discourse. We're talking eight changed. Take good morning and welcome to cenex daily charge. It's wednesday august seventh on ben fox ruben <hes> oscar gonzalez. Let's take a look at today's story a mass shooting in el paso over the weekend thrust the site h chan into the news since authorities believe the shooter's alleged manifesto was posted on the site oscar. Lot's happened with each in over the last few days but let's start with some of the basics. What is h in what is it used for. Okay so what they call an image board where you start a if a thread using an image and you post various topics it's a spin off sort of of four chan is created in twenty thirteen by guy named frederick edrich brennan with the nickname he nickname hot wheels and he made it because he thought fortune was kind of being too authoritative. It was being too strict so so an image for that sounds that sounds innocent and now what's what's so bad about all this. The thing about is that they have a rule word. Don't break the law. That's the rule and they're very pro. Free sprees free speech they. It's just gotten when fortune kicks you out out. The those are the people that went to h in and that makes up a lot of people that are really if you put them all together and you make them anonymous. They have a a lot of things to say and it gets really loud there. Okay so get us up to speed on what happened with the site since the shooting started. Let's let's start off with cloudflare flare right so cloudplayer's as security platform so they are since you what protects us from getting attacked by de dos attacks where hackers <unk> attack them they pull their their <hes> pulled their sports and because of that it makes h h invulnerable and the following that's <hes> a channel stare hosting the register so everybody is just pulling support from japan to our site is down. Who knows what he'll come back up. Apparently there are looking to try and bring it back up but as right now it's still down and we'll see what happens okay so <hes> jim watkins ends who runs a started a youtube video yesterday where he was defending his sight and saying it works with law enforcement b._g. Gee let's listen to a little bit of this youtube video clearly political move to remove eight chen from cloudflare. It has forced a lot of people defined find other places to talk. It has dispersed peacefully assemble group of people talking this silence them effectively. So what do you make of his statements. I mean like that also sounds innocent enough that this is just people talking. Is that something that we should be taking at face value. He's putting a spin on it. The the fact is the manifesto estefania pass the shooter was posted on h n and it's the third one the <hes> christ church shooter the san diego synagogue. They posted there manifested. I was just well pittsburgh. I believe right no the san diego. Oh thank you okay and so it is it is haven where mass ah shooters have put on put what their plans are and people cheer them on from other users so he's trying to play it off as hey we just like free speech but there's more going on there and he's definitely trying to make it seemingly their victims so h has now gotten international all attention due to this i mean this is the third incident in which a manifesto has been posted on the site this year by the way this year this year so what is your expectation as as far as what might happen with the site. It seems to me at least that it's gotten enough attention that somebody out. There is going to find a way to help the site. Get back online. Does that make makes sense well if they do. They're gonna face <hes> a lot of backlash. <hes> especially from the public <hes> congress has now gotten involved there <hes> hustle representatives <hes> how <hes> homeland security homeland security committee sent a letter that they want. Jim watkins to speak for him yeah. He said he will really yeah. He's <hes>. He said he's coming back to america. He's based in the philippines. He said hey i got my phone. Number can call so that should be an interesting one. I'm sure we'll watch it very very much. So if congress is getting of if someone does support them <hes> they are taking a big risk now not only based on their own business. I mean revenue avenue security. I mean they're taking a huge risk and it's seems unlikely but who knows yeah well. Lastly president trump said the u._s. U._s. needs to curb violent video games to help stem mass shootings see an that's mark wrote a commentary piece rejecting this idea so please check it out this. This is certainly an interesting topic. Something raised pretty often after mass shooting so we wanted to get your take on average quickly. It's such a it. Common republican talking points after shooting <hes> aid was the first thing people are saying on fox news the following day. It's it's i just such a boring tactic and for mo- most video game community. It just makes our base is rural. We pay no mind okay. Thanks for joining us. Take us online. Let us know what you want to see on the show for the daily charge. I'm ben fox oscar gonzales. Thanks for us uh.

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When's the best time to buy a new TV? We ask the expert (The Daily Charge, 7/23/2019)

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06:08 min | 1 year ago

When's the best time to buy a new TV? We ask the expert (The Daily Charge, 7/23/2019)

"Today on the daily charge in the market for a new television you're in luck TV Guru David Katz Myers here to rank twenty nineteen good morning and welcome to C. Nets daily charge. It's Tuesday the July twenty third. I'm Ben Fox ribbon on. Let's take a look at T._v.'s okay so Amazon. Prime Day ended last week but suddenly you have a hankering for a new T._v.. Set your now asking yourself. What is the best time of the year by? I've got with me the United States expert on the subject that is David Katz Meyer David. Thank you so much for coming newly rebranded three fifty nine so let's jump into what everybody's. He's here to know about. I WanNa talk to you about a little bit about timing. We talked a little bit about this yesterday. Ahead of the show we're talking about twenty eighteen models versus twenty nine thousand nine models. It's kind of an interesting time of the year in general in probably should wait. If you WANNA buy T._V.'s all right yeah so prime day was a big deal. I mean that's kind of other other retailers besides Amazon. We're doing T._V.. Sales so you saw Walmart for example best. Buy All these guys are hitching onto that so now that that's over. It's kind out of like this period and it's not going to get really good and turn the T._v.. Price discounts until fall November ish black Friday ish that's when you really going to start to see it so and the twenty nine hundred models are from from what you know at their highest level at this point in the year because they've just had the market is that right yeah so they kinda start coming out in May June for a lot of manufacturers April and then they're at their highest but now they've come down a couple of discounts start. See a little bit of price discounts but you. Let's see the real savings. If you're savvy shopper GonNa Wait Yeah Okay so you also wrote about some timeless rules when it comes to buying on T._V.'s. Let's talk about one of them. Which I thought was really interesting? Ignore the specs yet so T._v.. TV specs are just there to confuse you there literally there to make you go. Oh Wow that sounds really high tech whereas my wallet so it these things like Q.. Lead like each all these things are they're. They're generally especially if it has like a number attached to nine hundred sixty motion rates something like that the higher the number the crazier even four K.. I mean they can be inherently confusing and not necessarily indicative of real image quality improvements which is why we do these reviews and we actually sit down and compare impairment figure out which ones are actually looking at so I would say trust the reviews. Try to ignore the SPECS. Don't base your buying decision on a particular SPEC so jumping off of that and what should I base my buying decision on then well. May the one of the big things that really helps again ignoring Oleg T._V.'s if you can get a little bit but if you're looking at an l._C._d.. which is what most people looking at what you can afford fuller? A local dimming is a really good picture quality step up so that's what you start to see. Some videos does for example again relatively inexpensive but you get a really big image quality boost for that because it can localize the contrast really improve pop for a lot of different material really helps with H._d._r.. So that's kind of the beginning as being of H._D._R.. I it really it's on all T._V.'s and four K. on T._V.'s today. Don't think that just because it has four Kenny starts going to give you necessarily a better picture. One of the other elements that you talk about is bigger is actually better when it comes to television right always always so my my general rule is buys big of a T._v.. As you can fit into your space and your family will allow you to so you want you want to be in this position where you know six months down the road. You don't go oh man. I really wish I had a bigger T._V. and. They're so inexpensive now for that that next step up in screen size I say sixty five is kind of the new fifty five and of course it varies if you're in an apartment or something like that in a dorm or whatever you can't fit in nicely don't otherwise try I to push out as much as you can other way to think about it is instead of spending extra money on a new feature or something like that that will get to a different price point spend that extra money on a on a larger size okay so anybody that's been listening to. This is maybe to be a little confused not sure if I should pay attention this elementary that element. Let's just make a dead simple for everybody. Let's talk about like the three T._v.'s that you should buy if you don't want to pay attention to any of this other advice so we'll start with the least expensive and last couple of years we've been talking about the rise of which is a brand that makes these Roku T._V.'s ridiculously popular and for good reason. We like them a lot. They're least expensive Roku. T._V.'s like thirty two inch for one hundred thirty bucks. You can get up to fifty five inch for like what three. Thirty so these are really inexpensive T._v.'s and they have a great built in Roku operating system so they make it super easy to stream net flicks Amazon a million different other apps and that's really what you want in an inexpensive. T._V. is not have to muck around with a streamer a separate remote all this other stuff. You want it right there. The picture quality is decent enough for most people boom. You're done out the door. The bump up is the six series which you also recommend then. I believe if you've got the money what is an lead from L._G.. Yeah so they're like the pinnacle and picture quality and six series is a really great t._v. for the money but you know no l._C._d.. T._V. is going to be able to compete with L.. G. L. and of course they are really expensive. You know they started about sixteen hundred for a fifty five inch right now. Prices will come down known as we mentioned a little bit later but you know still a lot of money yeah. It's quite a bit okay so thanks again for joining US feel free to find US online. We're pretty easy to track down. Let us know what you want to see more of or less up here on the show.

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Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to let your brain control a computer (The Daily Charge 7/17/2019)

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04:08 min | 1 year ago

Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to let your brain control a computer (The Daily Charge 7/17/2019)

"Today on the daily charge a massive data leak in China sex toys at C._B._S. and Elon Musk's brain to computer interface good morning and welcome to C.. Nuts daily charged. It's Wednesday July seventeenth seventeenth. I'm Alfred. I'm Ben Fox Ribbon. Let's take a look at today's headlines. Elon Musk gives details on New Orleans technology that can connect your brain to computers and it sounds straight out of science fiction must said it's already been tested. On animals and noted that a monkey has been able to control a computer using link I for one welcome. Our new monkey overlords connected to facebook. This is only a good idea. This is like how could anything possibly go wrong. Let's let's Uh uh let's put chips in our brains talks about how they're looking to test it on a human patient soon I mean wouldn't you want to be able to type using just your brains and not like your hands or anything like that so that's actually a good point for people with disabilities like I interviewed a guy a couple of years ago with L._S.. where he could only move around his eyes and that could actually have a lot of potential for people with disabilities? I think that it gets much more problematic when you're able bodied individual and you're just adding chips into your brain just for the hell of it. I mean sounds pretty fun to me. I'm typing right now. You just can't see it. Wow so see also decided to be the adult in the room by finally opening up sex toys for twenty twenty after a controversy broke out over a vibrator raider at twenty nine thousand nine show Startup Laura Decarlo won an award at twenty thousand nine show for robotics but had to revoke because sex see. Yes made this announcement yesterday basically saying that they were going to start allowing sex tack. You're going to see us for a while now. Are you excited so covering that maybe not me personally but at the same time it looks like they are trying to be a little bit more inclusive. They also bolstered their rules about booth Babes basically saying look you can't be a scantily clad model in these boots so they are trying to find ways to include more people. It makes much more sense. I mean for years now. It's basically been okay. We're going to allow all these booth Babes here but oh no sex tech. No get out of here. That's not that's not kosher with us. This is probably a silver lining that you've got see from the situation. That was really botched. Last year. I mean like this. This award was revoked and then give him back the whole situation. Asian was fumbled by so. I think this is their attempt to do a call. Hopefully we'll see some cool gadgets this year and now for today's main story security researchers discovered exposed database where more than one hundred loan apps for sending sensitive data like location data and credit credit card information to an unprotected server is basically meant that anyone could find it and if they accessed it knew how much money you owed knew where you were at all times and also just knew your credit card information in the context of all your friends Alibaba. Took down the server <hes> today after we reached out to them but yeah I mean I think it's just another example of what happens. When you entrust a company with your data and completely failed or protected we say we was that you know because because I don't use alone apps but they're apparently very popular in China? A big part of China doesn't have credit scores and they've been using loan apps where you can give them all these data points about you the same way you would for a credit score. No I was asking if you contacted Alibaba. Oh Yeah Yeah we they didn't that's pretty impressive and included until we reach out Alibaba for the story all right. Thanks everyone for joining us. We hope you're digging the new format and the new supercharged after show for me to sound off in the.

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Apple's MacBook news: The good, the bad and the meh (The 3:59, Ep. 583)

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04:44 min | 1 year ago

Apple's MacBook news: The good, the bad and the meh (The 3:59, Ep. 583)

"Slugging his research i understand ben fox ruben i'm oscar gonzales apple unloading some a big mac book news today oscar you're on top of it what what's going on so they upgraded and killed a some mac books a so early mac book twelve inch no longer their new mac book air that was just four ninety nine their entry level no long on apple's website so they are gone okay i but what they did as part of their backs school program now only ten ninety nine a mac book air it's been a little bit with its retina display an available for nine ninety nine a thousand bucks should for college students only let's keep that yes none of us qualify for this discount so yes not anymore so effectively what they've done i mean yes there's a college student discount which i don't think it's actually that that that that sort of throwing up donut folks the way they're giving something to you but they're taking away a lot right effectively increased the entry cost to buy a mac right is now if it went from the ninety nine ninety nine mac book air to now there's ten ninety nine new mac book air with the retina right right to be fair that nine ninety nine mac book air starting to look pretty pretty old pretty miserable especially after they updated the mac book air and as much as i really wanted to see them keep that price at nine ninety nine for the newest mac book air you knew they weren't gonna do that and i thought the new one anyway so yeah i mean i have one an icon regretted 'cause the keyboard is not great now speaking of which then the new mac book air in the new macbook pros to get the new survey jen mac a keyboard which still still the butterfly keyboard stood about keyboard but there is supposed to be like a little bit of rubber underneath please give it a little bounce to protect from a debris in dust that that's what they do with the second generation one other thing that i think they did that was smart was killing off the twelve inch mac book has that was a really strange edition inside the lineup after they already moved in the pro any air 'em what what exactly was the value of the twelve inch mac up in the air was definitely the the twenty eighteen air definitely made it a mac book relevant right much faster heavy sbc portillo's delivered slimmer sexually almost the same size twelve inch mac book so 'em yeah not surprised that it's dead yeah yeah it's it's thick he'll be as the i phone assay too so it's going back to your whole point about you know getting rid of getting all the budget options all the budget options sorry you're so yeah sorry it yet if you're on a budget doesn't care bye bye all right so next up the research teams out to figure out which is the best voice assistant when it came to recognizing requests were specific brand but what did they find out a what was really interesting about this why is that there have been a lot of studies already that have looked into different places then this one really not only reinforced by a showed how strong google assistant is when compared to other voice assistance so it wasn't even close like if you're asking about different brands like jet blue or chevy or starbucks just any sort of basic questions like what is chevy or where do i buy starbucks google assistant in general was able to answer it was something like ninety percent of the questions especially on your smartphone allow whereas alexa siri and bixby weren't even close it was about fifty percentage point difference lougee if you really wanna get a voice assistant that's gonna work for any number of questions i've seen a lot of these reports and unfortunately the truth is is that google assistant continues the outpaced the competition titian by a pretty significant margin does the burning question and like if you're if you're not go home like mine is like is it worth upgrading to a google lineup of list assistance maybe maybe i know alford if he were here i'll never did that that for that very reason you know he saw the the google assistant had actually been functioning better and decided to switch the good news with alexa is is that it works much better what smart home capability and then it has a lot more of those smart home partnership so it's not like it's terrible

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"ben fox" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

11:16 min | 1 year ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"That's a great way of framing it i i think apple is a really good example i think in general in my best theory on this why it's happening now is that there is just in general abroad perception change in the market a lot of it is news narrative a lot of it is a just how people see major tech players and how elected officials see major tech players a where there's just so much more negative impression there's a lot more interest a in to privacy what one of these tech companies doing doing with my data you know the the concerns and comments about breaking up big tech a have gained a lot of momentum so 'em those privacy concerns i think klay very much into those areas a so those are all important questions be asking however i think it's also important to balance that against the fact that these are likely not impacting device sales or use edged the same way a data breach or a hacker would that i haven't seen that happen a so that's one element other element is is far privacy concerns we've seen some of this happened before if you're called alexa murder case which was owned brealey right released or any situation for amazon tax deal west 'em and not really points to how this is still a new technology growing pains are gonna continue that's that's gonna keep happening beat yes city idea of are absolute send it to us is not new so most people are still on aware that their devices listen to them right now their phone through their baseball cap or their instagram app or fill in the blank a those apps are listening to you by deep all do you have going in turn off that privacy setting 'em so people will say oh my gosh i was talking about camping and suddenly i'm getting ads were camping gear up across the internet how did this happen and you know so this is not a totally new concept we covered this 'em on the local television broadcast cast a a maybe two years ago so it's interesting that story kind of died down and hasn't been talked about that much but are devices are already listening to us and you know it's a reminder that i need to go back into my privacy settings and and see which devices are accessing my microphone and listening in my conversations and then parsing those conversations into a you know advertising data and you know giving me information on the latest couch 'em so it's not it's not new and it's interesting that it you know that that is a story hasn't hasn't continue just there are just there are mobile devices yeah so i i think it's clear that went bensaid is correct that it's not really impacting device sales today i have a feeling what's going on is there's there's vice closing the nobody really wants to be caught in you've got sort of face booking at general problems around privacy and security they seem to not go away in so there's that there's that beamer that that top top line storyline her story arc that's out there did everyone wants to make sure they're not associated with in any way so they're trying to take steps to not be like that and then on the other side you've got apple very proactively showing fuel on the fire they say were private nobody else is it gives we sell devices everyone else makes money on selling you a and so you know i could see that everyone's like trying to take some steps the say no no were good citizens right they were were doing this and try to you know largely stay out and i i think you google sort of the most interesting one you know amazon makes most of its money by selling stuff to you so there's it's not as much selling you although there is some of that's growing part of their business but you know google clearly has this whole idea around advertising based on knowing you and knowing what you're doing and they they seem to be released skirting most of these issues they've done some things around security this year even better significant but they don't seem we getting too much blowback and you know sort of keeping a nice distance from from facebook detritus okay unless anyone has more comments on that i wanna get the segment nine and you know what segment nine as facebook wants to talk face book a rebuild within the last quarter can't remember exactly what it was but it was recently that they are working on a new voice assistant now they had assistant am which was eight chat base assistant which they shut down a most humans behind it a but they did have a little but hey i a they shut that down they launched portal last year which actually has a facebook assistance part of a lotta people haven't seen porto so they don't know the as you could ask portal do things for you and so there's some natural language processing there it's just very limited in terms of what it could do it most outta control be the chat the video chat interface and then for the rest of it they use alexa because then you have a device it actually had feature sets of people expect so let's start with ben on facebook wants to talk set a good idea i i don't think so i it goes back to exactly what you're saying that a their public enemy number one in a lot of people's eyes as far as a data problems lungs breaches a just a complete loss of trust in 'em they came out with portal while all of these cascading problems were happening for the company which here at cnn we were kind of like really are you are you sure this this is the right time to do this 'em everybody this used the product from what i could tell really likes it it seems to be a good product but spars trust this concern for an always listening device i do wonder whether it's really you're gonna do well i don't know if any of you guys have seen install base any install base information about it or whether it's taking off with customers i i can't imagine a lot of people are really trying to invite that into their home so i think they're gonna have a continuing problem with that whether a it's the portal or their own voice assistant eric and i thought man what you think of a voice assistant are a i i feel like they are getting into it because they can and not necessarily because there's a market demand or or even that there's a un obvious way to make america man if i thought it was interesting when when mark zuckerberg a little bit is investors call about how voice what's going to be a important in facebook's future i am trying to figure out what that what exactly look like in the end i wonder how much of it will be connected to their existing existing services so obviously with the portal but i wonder how much will be trying to turn facebook or ebay a voice dimension to face book ended surfaces overall you know where it becomes a you know usually local instagram a concern or even make audio on facebook messenger got hey brad i think it i think what's interesting do you have any is there any data on portal and the number of a a portal users that are out there 'em yeah i mean we've we've tested on it and i have some data had been released it because i'm not sure that it's accurate but it's i i think it's clearly bigger than most people think a because i think most people in our industry of said oh no one will get that but there's definitely people who have them and i've heard sort of back channel from facebook's no specific numbers but it did better and they expected interesting interesting yeah i haven't experienced it myself but a you know a couple couple series came to my mind about why why they why they got this out there they're hiring a tremendous amount of machine learning developers 'em in i think that i think developing this product with strategic from an internal 'em team standpoint from a capability standpoint also the give people something really interesting to work on to bring them on board so i think that there were a number of reasons they aren't readily maybe available 'em to you know to most folks but i know that they're doing a lot of hiring and i think that this product with strategic from a standpoint up you know put in those people to work on something that you know is is meaningful 'em so there's that kind of like maybe hidden agenda that we may not be able to see yeah fair enough wow tech has a hidden agenda new behind the flames privee corridor jonah hill that quote from an audio file all right this show were running a little tight on time i've got three more topics i'm gonna hit him kind of quickly a but i wanna make sure we do hit on so so certainly number ten was there and i oh we're so a couple of different things about google i o the first of all we learned that google home is going to be rebranded as nast so a home all right p a nascar but with the camera came out with that amiss date class following all of didn't have a camera 'em and there wasn't a lot of new stouffer voice first developers a so ben any thoughts on google's big soiree end what came across their positively or negatively yeah one of the interesting examples from me that they shut off with google duplex that was the big to do last year he duplex on the web you mean or last year it was google duplex where were gonna make phone calls on your behalf so you order chinese food or get a hair appointment and people were like oh my god like this seems so it wasn't both incredible as a piece of technology and also really creepy 'em by they switched it over the duplex on web which i guess from a ticket technological standpoint when the little disappointing for me that duplexes really seen his dislike very futuristic concept and instead of doubling down on that they just turned it to kind of like an auto federal feature yeah i feel like a force for you isn't that night yeah well then if you even talking about that other big story which was that i can't remember who broke that a might have been why won't say it would as 'cause i don't wanna get a run by a story about duplex most these restaurant reservations well maybe not most of them but most in their their task were made actually by humans in google even says at least a quarter to a third require humans intervene in order to make the duplex reservations ridiculous well only ridiculous because of the way they positioned it is they position it is only if they said there might be some human intervention year okay but i i think they just got caught off guard i i think their trials went better than they expected and then all of a sudden they got into the messy real world and a you need some humans because their biggest issue was they need to make sure these things got booked properly or there would have been a really big backlash yeah that's a good point.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

12:06 min | 1 year ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"This is episode one oh four a deep voice by podcast my guest today are ben fox ruben i've seen that pete ericsson a motive in the voice summit in eric schwartz of voiced by this all star panel discussion de biggest stories of the first half of twenty ninety voiced by nation this is your host brett casella june is over that means the first half of twenty nineteen is in the books we grab some people the watcher industry very closely in ask them for their perspectives on the top stories of twenty nineteen dust far ben fox ruben have seen that thinks the billions of voice devices is this just testicles sleight of hand pete ericsson a motive end the big voice boy say i show of the year voice nineteen says that hit the feature from alexa was a big deal even a few people are talking about it eric schwartz from voiced by daddy i is knee deep into wearables in sees privacy is a focus area that won't soon go away get ready for an hour fast paced discussion we start with news from the first week of twenty nineteen and conclude with discussions about the short cut the nowhere in life on mars i think you're really gonna enjoy this one before we get started i do wanna do a quick shout out about some things going on in voiced by land in this goes to voice nineteen so what's voice nineteen if you don't know what it is it's the largest annual conference and the voice industry they will have over three hundred speakers and five thousand attendees if if you're any industry you're likely planning to attend already if it's not on your calendar i highly recommend you consider it if you could work it in voice nineteen begins on july twenty second with workshops end they exhibit hall in keynotes on the twenty twentythird so the twentysecond is the workshops the exhibits and keno start the twenty third location in newark new jersey at the new jersey institute of technology which turned out last year it'd be a great venue i was skeptical at first but it was actually great it's it's really nice college campus nice facilities it's near newark airport is near the train station in of course it's right outside of new york city i will be presenting a moderating a panel during the conference sessions will also be doing some livestream interviews from the venue and then one day david twentysecond i will be doing it three our voice strategy workshop to ten that you need to get a super pass and seating will be limited so if you want a quick start the kickoff in new voice strategy initiative or get a gut check on what you're already doing today this is a session will be useful to you after three hours you'll have some new ideas new insights a framework and they plan of attack for monday morning i hope to see you there definitely get the super pass in sign up so you grab grab one of those seats in that room if you'd like to sign up also used the discount code voice spot for fifteen percent off that's enough on boys nineteen i hope to see you there tweet at me if you have any questions okay time for this week's panel discussion on the top news of twenty nineteen okay brecon sally here i'm thrilled to be joined today by ben fox ruben have seen that pete ericsson of mode as an my colleague out eric schwartz from voice bob are goal over the next hour is just discuss the top stories from the first half of twenty nineteen related to voice in technologies but before we get to the questions i thought it would be good have are panelist introduce themselves pete why don't you leaders off sure so i peter jackson i am the founder of motive i'm also the creator of voice summit a which will be a small gathering at the end of july in newark new jersey how small will bain we actually have we i think we have more than three hundred and fifty speakers coming from twenty five countries he's an a we expect to hit about five thousand attendees so we're gonna have some fun and july for sure newark and july everyone wants to be there that's right okay eric schwartz why don't you introduce yourself sure so i may a staff writer for voiced by i'm a relatively new start in about a month ago but i've been writing and recording on a technology of all sorts over over a decade now great okay ben yeah i'm a senior reporter at c net and i cover amazon smart home voice ecommerce and payments okay great only forgot to do something you guys each we need to say just set the tone were just gonna say you're not gonna give any explanation will get back to it a peach start top story first half of twenty nineteen for you invoice oh that is i i got i we talked about this just before we came on and it's a really tough question but i would say that they hit the compliance a wit a with amazon is a pretty big deal in is gonna open the door to a quite a bit of innovation in that space but you're also so impact other regulated industries okay i'd see eric i'd have to say just based on what i've been reading about so far these proliferation of the enterprise a voice technology seems to be really take you know based on just how many a new permutation the voice for a business there seems to be popping up just last month okay am ben yeah bloomberg had a piece a couple of months ago a couple of weeks ago about a how humans are listening to alexa utterances and that one had a lot of really interesting residents and yeah i guess we could delve into that a little bit more later on okay as a host i will say you guys are all almost almost right now has to do with the fact that voice assistance and now everywhere there's two billion devices but we will get to that okay so the first thing that we wanna talk about is smart speakers everywhere everywhere so are first story we might as well leadoff with the big news they've started twenty nineteen and it's really are old favorites smart speakers we we tend to get beyond that a little bit now but smart speakers are definitely at a focal area for this space voiced by data showed a forty percent rise and installed base smart speaker users in the u s in twenty eighteen that meant that more than one in four you us adults now had access to a device on some other studies found slightly higher adoption or some slightly lower but they all showed significant growth user base well over fifty million sixty to seventy million now in the u s a what do you make of the smart speaker milestone in growth rate will start with you ben yeah so i wrote a story out of cbs about this i think this statistic that i wrote was that about a thirty percent of thirty two percent of u s households now have smart speakers in them in while that's a huge number when you compare it to what it was virtually zero about four five years ago right when voice assistance were starting to take off smart speakers were starting to take off the question that i've always been interested in is when is it gonna head even further into the mainstream so were were kind of the point where were well past early adopters were now into early mainstream and amazon in particular is really busy trying to add its voice assistant into anything in everything connected to a wall clock a recently it's last big a presentation in september so what i'm looking for is when i dunno more grandparents are gonna start having more kids you're gonna start having a smart speakers in their in narrows a an end not proliferation would continue to go well above that it's thirty percent mark because once once it hits closer to fifty then you can expect i mean there is a good chance there's a possibility that a it could reach ubiquity similar smartphones maybe maybe that's a little too bullish i'm not sure yeah so it doesn't have to be fifty percent or is twentyfive percent enough i don't know have you thought about that hard to say hard to say i just kind of think that once you had fifty percent it's kind of like i just almost wonder where you go to your neighbor's house there you go to your friend's house and they have a smart speaker it almost becomes this imbedded practice there also a and granted this is controversial a in in some areas but i'd be idea of a having smart speakers already included in a university dorm rooms are already included as part of a more smart apartments so just kind of making it the default option hasn't quite yet happened and i don't i don't know what that percentage would look like whether that would be hitting fifty percent or what have you buy 'em were certainly a lot closer to that happening and we were a year ago two years ago so pete you spent most of the last decade steeped in the mobile world a in that his you know smartphones and mobile in general is reached that near rubik with his band was talking about how do you view these numbers in terms of smart speaker a well i think that they you know what we're seeing is the next interface end 'em anybody with the consumer product almost is trying to figure out how to engage their consumers using this you know using the new user interface a it's an imperative and you know it's it's tippers from mobile in that you know mobile apps had a very clear path to monetization very early on the path is not is clear with smart speakers however it is incumbent upon brands to kind of figure this out so whether you're an airline or an automotive company we just had a chat with the with mercedes benz in in their eight class their voice assistant is he beat you're proud of a feature component of the car 'em so when you know it's sort of like it's a must have from one standpoint of the market and the rest of the market's gonna follow low a which is a little bit different than a than mobile mobile developers of the ones that really pushed that market open and 'em and i think in this case it's gonna be the brands and they enterprise there got a whole a the developers of this market oh okay that's interesting all right eric you're relatively new to reporting this be a but you clearly were aware of smart speakers and voice assistance before you started focusing in this area exclusively is you become more familiar with the space what do you think these figures around smart speaker adoption main i think it's similar to what others have been saying about sort of reaching a tipping point i think a it it says sti see foundation you know once you have see hardware everywhere then it becomes easier to spread whatever lee killer app or whatever these thing is that makes everyone wants to have him there a person i think it'll be whatever whatever a solution comes for personalization i think of in the old days when you add a computer lab and you go into a computer lab and signing to do such as yourself now is why it's useful out those around now i feel like a the smart speakers were almost becoming that sort of thing where it's unique to have your own access to a your personalized software be the hardware that's based in in a public place or in a hotel room or whatever it might be yeah that's a i think that's a great point be.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

12:06 min | 1 year ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"This is episode one oh four a deep voice by podcast my guest today are ben fox ruben i've seen that pete ericsson a motive in the voice summit in eric schwartz of voiced by this all star panel discussion de biggest stories of the first half of twenty ninety voiced by nation this is your host brett casella june is over that means the first half of twenty nineteen is in the books we grab some people the watcher industry very closely in ask them for their perspectives on the top stories of twenty nineteen dust far ben fox ruben have seen that thinks the billions of voice devices is this just testicles sleight of hand pete ericsson a motive end the big voice boy say i show of the year voice nineteen says that hit the feature from alexa was a big deal even a few people are talking about it eric schwartz from voiced by daddy i is knee deep into wearables in sees privacy is a focus area that won't soon go away get ready for an hour fast paced discussion we start with news from the first week of twenty nineteen and conclude with discussions about the short cut the nowhere in life on mars i think you're really gonna enjoy this one before we get started i do wanna do a quick shout out about some things going on in voiced by land in this goes to voice nineteen so what's voice nineteen if you don't know what it is it's the largest annual conference and the voice industry they will have over three hundred speakers and five thousand attendees if if you're any industry you're likely planning to attend already if it's not on your calendar i highly recommend you consider it if you could work it in voice nineteen begins on july twenty second with workshops end they exhibit hall in keynotes on the twenty twentythird so the twentysecond is the workshops the exhibits and keno start the twenty third location in newark new jersey at the new jersey institute of technology which turned out last year it'd be a great venue i was skeptical at first but it was actually great it's it's really nice college campus nice facilities it's near newark airport is near the train station in of course it's right outside of new york city i will be presenting a moderating a panel during the conference sessions will also be doing some livestream interviews from the venue and then one day david twentysecond i will be doing it three our voice strategy workshop to ten that you need to get a super pass and seating will be limited so if you want a quick start the kickoff in new voice strategy initiative or get a gut check on what you're already doing today this is a session will be useful to you after three hours you'll have some new ideas new insights a framework and they plan of attack for monday morning i hope to see you there definitely get the super pass in sign up so you grab grab one of those seats in that room if you'd like to sign up also used the discount code voice spot for fifteen percent off that's enough on boys nineteen i hope to see you there tweet at me if you have any questions okay time for this week's panel discussion on the top news of twenty nineteen okay brecon sally here i'm thrilled to be joined today by ben fox ruben have seen that pete ericsson of mode as an my colleague out eric schwartz from voice bob are goal over the next hour is just discuss the top stories from the first half of twenty nineteen related to voice in technologies but before we get to the questions i thought it would be good have are panelist introduce themselves pete why don't you leaders off sure so i peter jackson i am the founder of motive i'm also the creator of voice summit a which will be a small gathering at the end of july in newark new jersey how small will bain we actually have we i think we have more than three hundred and fifty speakers coming from twenty five countries he's an a we expect to hit about five thousand attendees so we're gonna have some fun and july for sure newark and july everyone wants to be there that's right okay eric schwartz why don't you introduce yourself sure so i may a staff writer for voiced by i'm a relatively new start in about a month ago but i've been writing and recording on a technology of all sorts over over a decade now great okay ben yeah i'm a senior reporter at c net and i cover amazon smart home voice ecommerce and payments okay great only forgot to do something you guys each we need to say just set the tone were just gonna say you're not gonna give any explanation will get back to it a peach start top story first half of twenty nineteen for you invoice oh that is i i got i we talked about this just before we came on and it's a really tough question but i would say that they hit the compliance a wit a with amazon is a pretty big deal in is gonna open the door to a quite a bit of innovation in that space but you're also so impact other regulated industries okay i'd see eric i'd have to say just based on what i've been reading about so far these proliferation of the enterprise a voice technology seems to be really take you know based on just how many a new permutation the voice for a business there seems to be popping up just last month okay am ben yeah bloomberg had a piece a couple of months ago a couple of weeks ago about a how humans are listening to alexa utterances and that one had a lot of really interesting residents and yeah i guess we could delve into that a little bit more later on okay as a host i will say you guys are all almost almost right now has to do with the fact that voice assistance and now everywhere there's two billion devices but we will get to that okay so the first thing that we wanna talk about is smart speakers everywhere everywhere so are first story we might as well leadoff with the big news they've started twenty nineteen and it's really are old favorites smart speakers we we tend to get beyond that a little bit now but smart speakers are definitely at a focal area for this space voiced by data showed a forty percent rise and installed base smart speaker users in the u s in twenty eighteen that meant that more than one in four you us adults now had access to a device on some other studies found slightly higher adoption or some slightly lower but they all showed significant growth user base well over fifty million sixty to seventy million now in the u s a what do you make of the smart speaker milestone in growth rate will start with you ben yeah so i wrote a story out of cbs about this i think this statistic that i wrote was that about a thirty percent of thirty two percent of u s households now have smart speakers in them in while that's a huge number when you compare it to what it was virtually zero about four five years ago right when voice assistance were starting to take off smart speakers were starting to take off the question that i've always been interested in is when is it gonna head even further into the mainstream so were were kind of the point where were well past early adopters were now into early mainstream and amazon in particular is really busy trying to add its voice assistant into anything in everything connected to a wall clock a recently it's last big a presentation in september so what i'm looking for is when i dunno more grandparents are gonna start having more kids you're gonna start having a smart speakers in their in narrows a an end not proliferation would continue to go well above that it's thirty percent mark because once once it hits closer to fifty then you can expect i mean there is a good chance there's a possibility that a it could reach ubiquity similar smartphones maybe maybe that's a little too bullish i'm not sure yeah so it doesn't have to be fifty percent or is twentyfive percent enough i don't know have you thought about that hard to say hard to say i just kind of think that once you had fifty percent it's kind of like i just almost wonder where you go to your neighbor's house there you go to your friend's house and they have a smart speaker it almost becomes this imbedded practice there also a and granted this is controversial a in in some areas but i'd be idea of a having smart speakers already included in a university dorm rooms are already included as part of a more smart apartments so just kind of making it the default option hasn't quite yet happened and i don't i don't know what that percentage would look like whether that would be hitting fifty percent or what have you buy 'em were certainly a lot closer to that happening and we were a year ago two years ago so pete you spent most of the last decade steeped in the mobile world a in that his you know smartphones and mobile in general is reached that near rubik with his band was talking about how do you view these numbers in terms of smart speaker a well i think that they you know what we're seeing is the next interface end 'em anybody with the consumer product almost is trying to figure out how to engage their consumers using this you know using the new user interface a it's an imperative and you know it's it's tippers from mobile in that you know mobile apps had a very clear path to monetization very early on the path is not is clear with smart speakers however it is incumbent upon brands to kind of figure this out so whether you're an airline or an automotive company we just had a chat with the with mercedes benz in in their eight class their voice assistant is he beat you're proud of a feature component of the car 'em so when you know it's sort of like it's a must have from one standpoint of the market and the rest of the market's gonna follow low a which is a little bit different than a than mobile mobile developers of the ones that really pushed that market open and 'em and i think in this case it's gonna be the brands and they enterprise there got a whole a the developers of this market oh okay that's interesting all right eric you're relatively new to reporting this be a but you clearly were aware of smart speakers and voice assistance before you started focusing in this area exclusively is you become more familiar with the space what do you think these figures around smart speaker adoption main i think it's similar to what others have been saying about sort of reaching a tipping point i think a it it says sti see foundation you know once you have see hardware everywhere then it becomes easier to spread whatever lee killer app or whatever these thing is that makes everyone wants to have him there a person i think it'll be whatever whatever a solution comes for personalization i think of in the old days when you add a computer lab and you go into a computer lab and signing to do such as yourself now is why it's useful out those around now i feel like a the smart speakers were almost becoming that sort of thing where it's unique to have your own access to a your personalized software be the hardware that's based in in a public place or in a hotel room or whatever it might be yeah that's a i think that's a great point be.

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It's that Prime Day time of the year again (The 3:59, Ep. 577)

The 3:59

05:30 min | 2 years ago

It's that Prime Day time of the year again (The 3:59, Ep. 577)

"The. The three fifty nine I'm Ben FOX Ruben. I'm forgetting, yes, it's time again for Amazon's prime day, the annual shopping bonanza that this year will include over one million deals worldwide. So exciting Alford. Do you ever buy anything on prime mostly by useless stuff on prime day last year I bought a cot it was half off? It was like a half off Kat. Okay. I don't know why don't use it anymore. And then I think the year before that, I bought a cat tree for like thirty bucks. That's a pretty good. Catch that catch Ray also. It's eighty dollars like when it's not on sales. So there are some good deals on prime day. There are also some stupid deals on prime day. You can just rest assure that they're going to be a lot of deals. And I'm sure people are going to be really excited about it. It's one of the new things that's going to be happening this year is that I know you're gonna love hearing about this. Amazon is planning on making prime day more of like an experience. So they had a live streamed concert with areana 'Grande last year. And they told me without many details, obviously to expect a lot more entertainment stuff, because it's not just for shopping, it's, you know, we're celebrating our prime members hate it. When brands do that. Like, look, we don't care about you, as a company or as an experienced, like people come to prime day or Amazon, at least for like deals like Jimmy cheap stuff. I'm not here to like see, like how cool Amazon is. Has a brand like wow. They got Milly vanilla to do a life dream concert. Get outta here like. I feel like they look at prime day as if it's going to be like the next Christmas, or for jars basically, that's exactly what they're doing. It's, it's, it's a primate tradition. And it's like no get out of here. We just want cheap stuff. Literally, it you don't you're not a person to me. You don't matter to me. I don't care that there's a person behind that screen, you are a company and I just want cheap stuff from you. I like this. I like this part of Alfred, and we look forward to doing a lot more of this type of prime day coverage. So look out for that. We wanna get to our next story cybersecurity for firm. Cyber reason cyber reasons, cyber is terrible name said it uncovered vast hacking operation in which hackers infiltrated multiple mobile carriers for years. They even had the ability to shut down communications at a moment's notice. How did this happen? Yes. So they had hacked more than a dozen mobile carriers in the Middle East Africa Asia, and Europe, not the United States. No, there has been no activity in North America that they discovered which doesn't mean that they're not in the network is just that they haven't found it. But yeah, so they basically hack them through either these companies had a public facing server, that had no password on it, which seems to happen a lot, or they fished in employee who just happened to cling, on any link link that pops open their inbox pretty, pretty typical hacker tools. Yeah, yeah. So it's not anything like really crazy, but the sophisticated but is about how they spread. So once they were in the network. It was basically. All right. How many computers does this log in have access to this many computers? Okay. So then let's access all those computers. And then, from there, once they have access to those computers continues, like breaking down, like a really bad pyramid scheme. But essentially, they do all that until they get escalated privileges which then they create accounts for themselves. Basically posing as the IT team sign crazy. Yes, they worked as kind of this shadow IT team within these mobile carriers, which gave them a lot of privileges like they were able to shut down the network communications that they wanted to fortunately, or unfortunately, I don't know from what your perspective is the focus of this attack was more about espionage rather than disruption. So they wanted to be in the network and steal information from specific people. So they had access to hundreds of millions of people's records, but they chose to only download gigabytes of data on, like targeted individuals like less than one hundred people this pretty while the sounds like a government was behind it. Yes. So it's suspected to be the Chinese government, even because it's all the all the hacking tools. Are, you know what the Chinese government has used same methods, same kind of, like think philosophy of, you know, stay there, quietly and steal as much information as you can. They did it. The noise. But the thing is, is that, you know, this could also be a government like NC trying to frame the Chinese government on this attribution is extremely hard insiders security, so it's still unclear but, you know, all signs point to China as so we're out of time, but I did want to mention one quick story, the head of Instagram confirmed that a social network has no policy on deep fake videos, defects, is obviously, in area that we've been focusing on a lot of nuts. So it's interesting to see that Instagram doesn't even have a policy yet about it. But we'll see if they end up getting one in the future, the still trying to balance what they say the difference between safety and speech, either way, if you want to read more about these stories, check them out on Ben FOX Rueben now Malvern. Thanks for listening.

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It's that Prime Day time of the year again (The 3:59, Ep. 577)

The 3:59

05:30 min | 2 years ago

It's that Prime Day time of the year again (The 3:59, Ep. 577)

"The. The three fifty nine I'm Ben FOX Ruben. I'm forgetting, yes, it's time again for Amazon's prime day, the annual shopping bonanza that this year will include over one million deals worldwide. So exciting Alford. Do you ever buy anything on prime mostly by useless stuff on prime day last year I bought a cot it was half off? It was like a half off Kat. Okay. I don't know why don't use it anymore. And then I think the year before that, I bought a cat tree for like thirty bucks. That's a pretty good. Catch that catch Ray also. It's eighty dollars like when it's not on sales. So there are some good deals on prime day. There are also some stupid deals on prime day. You can just rest assure that they're going to be a lot of deals. And I'm sure people are going to be really excited about it. It's one of the new things that's going to be happening this year is that I know you're gonna love hearing about this. Amazon is planning on making prime day more of like an experience. So they had a live streamed concert with areana 'Grande last year. And they told me without many details, obviously to expect a lot more entertainment stuff, because it's not just for shopping, it's, you know, we're celebrating our prime members hate it. When brands do that. Like, look, we don't care about you, as a company or as an experienced, like people come to prime day or Amazon, at least for like deals like Jimmy cheap stuff. I'm not here to like see, like how cool Amazon is. Has a brand like wow. They got Milly vanilla to do a life dream concert. Get outta here like. I feel like they look at prime day as if it's going to be like the next Christmas, or for jars basically, that's exactly what they're doing. It's, it's, it's a primate tradition. And it's like no get out of here. We just want cheap stuff. Literally, it you don't you're not a person to me. You don't matter to me. I don't care that there's a person behind that screen, you are a company and I just want cheap stuff from you. I like this. I like this part of Alfred, and we look forward to doing a lot more of this type of prime day coverage. So look out for that. We wanna get to our next story cybersecurity for firm. Cyber reason cyber reasons, cyber is terrible name said it uncovered vast hacking operation in which hackers infiltrated multiple mobile carriers for years. They even had the ability to shut down communications at a moment's notice. How did this happen? Yes. So they had hacked more than a dozen mobile carriers in the Middle East Africa Asia, and Europe, not the United States. No, there has been no activity in North America that they discovered which doesn't mean that they're not in the network is just that they haven't found it. But yeah, so they basically hack them through either these companies had a public facing server, that had no password on it, which seems to happen a lot, or they fished in employee who just happened to cling, on any link link that pops open their inbox pretty, pretty typical hacker tools. Yeah, yeah. So it's not anything like really crazy, but the sophisticated but is about how they spread. So once they were in the network. It was basically. All right. How many computers does this log in have access to this many computers? Okay. So then let's access all those computers. And then, from there, once they have access to those computers continues, like breaking down, like a really bad pyramid scheme. But essentially, they do all that until they get escalated privileges which then they create accounts for themselves. Basically posing as the IT team sign crazy. Yes, they worked as kind of this shadow IT team within these mobile carriers, which gave them a lot of privileges like they were able to shut down the network communications that they wanted to fortunately, or unfortunately, I don't know from what your perspective is the focus of this attack was more about espionage rather than disruption. So they wanted to be in the network and steal information from specific people. So they had access to hundreds of millions of people's records, but they chose to only download gigabytes of data on, like targeted individuals like less than one hundred people this pretty while the sounds like a government was behind it. Yes. So it's suspected to be the Chinese government, even because it's all the all the hacking tools. Are, you know what the Chinese government has used same methods, same kind of, like think philosophy of, you know, stay there, quietly and steal as much information as you can. They did it. The noise. But the thing is, is that, you know, this could also be a government like NC trying to frame the Chinese government on this attribution is extremely hard insiders security, so it's still unclear but, you know, all signs point to China as so we're out of time, but I did want to mention one quick story, the head of Instagram confirmed that a social network has no policy on deep fake videos, defects, is obviously, in area that we've been focusing on a lot of nuts. So it's interesting to see that Instagram doesn't even have a policy yet about it. But we'll see if they end up getting one in the future, the still trying to balance what they say the difference between safety and speech, either way, if you want to read more about these stories, check them out on Ben FOX Rueben now Malvern. Thanks for listening.

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Would you use Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency? (The 3:59, Ep. 573)

The 3:59

05:50 min | 2 years ago

Would you use Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency? (The 3:59, Ep. 573)

"The. Welcome to the three fifty nine I'm Ben FOX Ruben, Johnny salesman, Facebook's highly anticipated crypto currency called Libro was officially announced today. The new digital money could be used to send friends and family money, pay bills were by stuff online to ensure libra isn't as volatile as other crypto currencies will be backed by pay pal visa Uber Queen base and others as well as global currencies and other investments, it's also expected to debut in the first half of next year. So is this awesome? We're, we're talking about. Crypto currencies again, because people are trying to like by anew house, or put all the money that they have invested into a new cryptocurrency, right? Yeah. The last crypto boom about a year and a half ago was basically because bitcoin went up to like almost twenty thousand dollars each and everybody was just trying to like, go for the gold rush. Go for the money. Grab this one. This is interesting in that it kind of promises everything that bitcoin was supposed to do before got hijacked by all these other like those investing whatever. Rugs. So granted that could still happen. The idea with bitcoin. And a lot of crypto currencies was that this would be a global currency that would have very low cost attached to it that you would be able to use, regardless of what country you're in, and just buy whatever you wanted to online, and that's kind of what Facebook trying to do with libra, and I don't know. Like should we be excited about it? I'm not even sure. Well, you pointed out earlier, I thought it was interesting that you notice that bitcoin in terms of its value. That's the best thing you can do to check like, check the stock market on crypto currencies checking weapon, and it's doing better. And I think that's because. It's sort of like a rising tide lifts all boats as people with a company that's asked pervasive. And like planetarium ubiquitous as Facebook. It means that people are gonna get educated on what crypto currencies are that they don't necessarily need to be scary, or on, on comprehensible. And it'll make it easier educate people, and are also potentially just make crypto currencies more prevalent across the world making transactions to do them. That's the idea of this. Right. Is that you actually use this cryptocurrency for transactions rather, relation or whatever? So EBay is added in as one of the founding members of this new libra association, that's a nonprofit that's going to be guiding this whole process, and they were specifically mentioning how you could in theory, use libra as a currency to buy and sell stuff on EBay, the complication here that I'm still trying to wrap my head around is that there are already currencies available. We've solved some of. These problems already as far as like with credit card networks with the dollar, which is widely accepted. So the question for regular consumers is like, do they really want to use bitcoin? Sorry libra as opposed to some of these other things. Obviously, bitcoin did not end up doing that. And referred variety of reasons point is just very volatile. It's not as liquid as you would hope if you're going to try to buy something with bitcoin, sometimes the transaction doesn't actually go through for, like, maybe half an hour or forty five minutes afterwards. If I'm trying to buy a salad I don't want to avoid forty five minutes for the transaction happen. But one of the things that queenie Wong our reporter points out in her story is that maybe could be a way for people for the une Bank to have greater access to those sort of networks, that are already set up bar are inaccessible to people that have bad credit. You can't get a credit card. If you have terrible credit, that's not there's a reason that's because you're less likely to make good on your payments. If you have terrible credit, but it does with, with the pervasiveness of face. Book and the fact that Facebook is so prevalent, especially in developing countries, where that sort of, like credit infrastructure, maybe isn't as robust, as it is in a place like the US, or in Europe. It might give people the ability to have more options for buying things online, if they can do it with cryptocurrency, like this one shore, but is Facebook, the right face to go forward with they have a really bad reputation for a lot of reasons or people going to want to trust them with their finances. Plus, they're kind of stepping forward into a situation where big choline, and a lot of other crypto currencies have been knocked for helping fund terrorism helping fund drug sales. What are the chances that libra would somehow able to solve those problems? Like, are they going to be able to fix those situations to? I don't know. I mean, we'll have to wait and see right to see how things turn out, but. Given that there is like I mean, you know, this, given that there's this association behind this, this has more of the potential for scale and also accountability than other cryptocurrencies, which so that at least works in its favorite granted, whatever you wanna say about Facebook and how people trust. It's Facebook's usage, hasn't their monthly actives haven't gone down even in the last year and a half of their crises. So it's not hurting people using Facebook. I don't know if it'll hurt people using Facebook as there, something that holds their money, either way we're way over four minutes by the way, but I do want to mention because we did say, we're going to talk about. Let's just do it really quickly. I guess. Yeah, the palm phone is now on locked, apparently kids love it. I don't get it. Kids love it the kids love it. But, you know if if you wanna go get a palm phone. It's three hundred fifty dollars, and it's really tiny. So it's terrible for watching YouTube, but go figure anyway. Read more about these stories, check them out on CNN. Mbengue FOX Ruben Joni salesman. Thanks for listening.

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Our E3 breakdown: Microsoft's Project Scarlett looks crazy powerful (The 3:59, Ep. 568)

The 3:59

04:21 min | 2 years ago

Our E3 breakdown: Microsoft's Project Scarlett looks crazy powerful (The 3:59, Ep. 568)

"The. Tonight on what you're saying. I'm Ben FOX Rueben and Oscar Ellis, E three is upon us. The big video game confab is out. No way. We've got a whole team out there covering it. Oscar you're here, though, covering all of the action. What was the most pressing? You've seen so far. It's granted we're only about two days into it. It was by far Kiana Reeves so John, Wakeham selfie. He appears in the twenty seven twenty seventy seven trailer. And sure enough, he shows up at, at three does a little spiel has just roar of applause, and announces that the game is coming out next year. And you said this was at a presentation press conference held in which they announced new hardware, like a new XBox coming twenty twenty project scarlet, but you said, can't raise got more plausible that it was huge even he was taken aback. I mean ease superstar, even he was like, whoa, right? And everybody just loves them. There's cheers, there was a guy who said your breathtaking. And that guy's going to get a free copy of the game from CD project, grit. Because he heckled he heckled cannery canneries been on a pretty Sean, Ron John wick three obviously has a lot of fans of I wanted to give to always be my maybe that Netflix film, in which canneries plays version of canneries that we think he is, which is kind of amazing. But back to back to you three product scarlet we have to talk about the next XBox AK graphics. One hundred twenty days for second salt say drive. Would you think about it, it seems that for this next gen consoles deceits us is solid state drives? Yeah. That is just going to make everything faster when it comes to loading two big areas that's going to be the key thing graphics. Wise course it's going to be better. They didn't show anything. But obviously it's gonna be better. PS live is going to be better. But solid state drive is going to get a new television, right? Ak graphics. You're going to need to upgrade your forte TV or so. We're, we're in for four k content. Yeah. If you want, if you want the eight k is a bit about feature per right though. The last version, the Xbox One originally didn't have XT Moore did have four K just like the PS four. And so I think they're trying to feature proof a little that there. Right. So it's, it's not where they had to come out with that Xbox One x to power, the four K resolution stole a lot of time for them to tease out a lot about this product because it doesn't come out until holiday, twenty so this was probably. Just a little bit to get people interested. And then we're going to see a lot more going forward. Yeah. The more than likely. They'll have their own little bit next year. Like they did with the Xbox One yet tour the show off the games, but halo infant is going to be a game for this four cyberpunk twenty seventy seven where the two only two trailers, I mash them watching just some huge halo junkie so beyond that last week, there was the Amazon remorse conference, which kinda got lost the shuffle. With all the touching on apple WW C, which they knew that then knew that they were scheduling, the first annual conference dub dub, tell me what is remorse. So is a it's basically Jeff Bezos is conference that they hadn't Vegas where they talk about robotics space, artificial intelligence. It's kind of big science, fair about a couple of things. So it was drove was quite enough that it could potentially sneak up on you. Yes. Yes. So Amazon announced their newest prime air drone at the conference, which is kind of a big deal, and that they continue to rate, these delivery drones that they keep tell. Us going to deliver us stuff within thirty minutes by the FAA hasn't really moved forward with the proves where we don't expect this to reach the mass market, at least the next couple of years if ever but it was a cool new drone. So tell me about on scout. Amazon scout. I got a chance to actually see this. This is a delivery drone for the ground. So it rides around in suburban sidewalks. And one of the cool aspects of it, that they told me about was that they create these duplicates of the real world, the real neighborhoods that Amazon scout is actually going around and to actually train the I to be able to actually know what to do when it goes out there and doesn't. I don't know. Knock over a tiny dog or something like that. All right. More of these sound seen it and Roger Chan, I'm Ben FOX. Zealous. Thanks for listening.

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Amazon's Ring cameras are building out surveillance for police (The 3:59, Ep. 566)

The 3:59

04:35 min | 2 years ago

Amazon's Ring cameras are building out surveillance for police (The 3:59, Ep. 566)

"The. Welcome to three fifty nine. I'm Joanie Saltzman, Alford. Ing, Amazon's ring smart home doorbells are helping police departments build surveillance networks, right from your neighbors front doors police departments across the country and major cities like Houston down to smaller towns with fewer than thirty thousand people have offered free or discounted ring doorbells to citizens. Sometimes using taxpayer funds to pay for the products. Ring owners are supposed to have the choice of providing police footage. But in some cases, the giveaways come with the stipulation that you have to turn over footage to police requested Alfred talks about what's going on here. Yeah. So a lot of people by rings very popular. They think that will help them. Stop package thieves or find somebody suspicious in your neighborhood and you think, oh, well, if it's just facing up, my doorstep, it's not really anything affecting me or my neighbors, until you realize that your neighbor across the street, also has this ring, and it's facing your house, and it can. Get footage of you and just build that out to your entire neighborhood because that's what it is for a lot of for a lot of police departments. Now they've been seeing that residents have ring so they call up Amazon, and they partner with them in this program called neighbors, which is less social media app available. It's kind of like next door where, you know it's just among your neighbors, and you post footage up. They're like, hey, look look at this person stealing packages watch out for him now when police partner with Amazon, they're allowed to request for footage directly from people so they can kinda put a GIO fence around, like a block, or something like that say, hey, we've been looking for this guy. We believe he's around here, can you send us kind of footage? That's supposed to be optional. But the problem is in some giveaways. The requirements are there are strings attached. Hey, like when we asked for footage, you're giving this to us, that's because we gave you this camera for free, and essentially, that's kind of setting up like a an open surveillance network for a lot of police officers who were never able to get cameras in these places. You know, when you get a security camera, that's usually for like a city or a big area not, you know on your block, and now they have it in, you know, these residential areas that they never really had surveillance footage of before. Well is the shock as reporting, this was shocking thing I think that's the MO the biggest thing that stuck out to me was just how much money Amazon is making off of this. So when you have a ring camera, you don't have to plan for it, but it's basically you don't you can't store any footage. Otherwise, you can just see, like alive, you, but you can save that video. So it's kinda useless unless you get subscription. The cheapest one starts at three dollars a month. And so, in some cases, Amazon will give these cameras away for free or heavily subsidize it. Because it's kind of this model of, like we're going to sell the the blade not the razors. The. I don't know. So in one case where they donated about, like eighteen thousand dollars to one town in subsidies. It turns out that, you know, they gave out six hundred cameras in that town. They can make all that money back in less than ten months, and then just continue to see their profits rise from that. So, you know, it's police like Amazon is asking police and do you wanna partner with us? And then police then go to residents. Do you wanna buy this, Amazon product, right? It's weird. Yeah. And all the money just goes back to him as on. Right. We also have an interview with Sony's, PlayStation CEO are e insure interviewed the CEO, and found out that game console maker is vowing to release have shared saved games backwards. Compatibility and more on its upcoming console often referred to as the PS five unofficially. Yes. So I mean, just trajectory wise, you know, it's probably going to be the PS five, they haven't said anything about that, but yeah, the CEO Jim Ryan this first interview since he started. In April, and he talked about how, you know, cloud gaming is gonna be the big thing Google with their stadia pitch is kind of moving toward that, too. They you might be able to play more games with your friends on XBox. And we might be able to play more games with just people on your old consulate. You might not even have to get the new PS five to play with your friends on that consulate Suming. That's its name a grant feature. We don't have all to play the council. Also on our own Ben FOX Reuben has a story. Also about Amazon unveiling the latest class of Alexa, prize competitors, who will be setting out to make the conversational Botts more real for these other stories, checkouts dot com. I'm Joanie salsa. Elfferding. Thanks for listening.

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Huawei against the world (The 3:59, Ep. 564)

The 3:59

04:47 min | 2 years ago

Huawei against the world (The 3:59, Ep. 564)

"The. Three fifty nine. I'm I as actor Ben FOX. Ruben today. We've got lots of news, ready. Yes. Do it. Thanks for joining, by the way, while always been in the news for a while. Let's break it down the companies the world's second-biggest more phone maker and was added to the US Commerce Department's entity list that bans Weiwei from buying tech and components without US government approval, the Commerce Department Commerce Department. Granted a temporary general license that lasts until August nineteenth. Now. Google said it will work with wa wait until that time after that always pretty much on its own the BBC, then reported on a memo that said that you K based arm must suspend its business with wow away. Now arm designs mobile chips, that are in tons of Android phones. Likewise, Ben, what do you think this is going to have what kind of impact, you think is going to have on the smartphone market at large? So as best as I can understand. Why is in they don't sell mobile phones in the United States. Is that right? That's correct. So the impact isn't really going to be significant here. But I'll be really interested to see if something goes on in y-. Europe if they really get hampered in their own market in China because if they are losing these major partners like arm as the BBC is reporting Google. How are they actually going to support themselves as a business, so we need to either design his own chips or chip maker outside of arm, and that's kind of pretty difficult to do? Then you've got to open source, Android, maybe as an option while saying that they would be there working on a plan b for Android. Do you think they could get that off the ground anytime soon? No, it's really difficult. I mean Samsung has been developing their own operating system, the road mobile operating system for a really long time, and they've had a really difficult time doing something like that. So as much as I would like to see more competition with versus Android. I think that coming up with something from Weiwei, just all of a sudden is, is would be very difficult. I also want to mention that this has been a very slow boil against while way for a law. Time if people remember their CFO was gonna get extradited to the United States. So the there they've just had compiling problems. Compounding problems. Excuse me, both next. Bloomberg's reporting Amazon's working on a wearable device, they can recognize human emotions. It would have microphones and were figure out how you are based on your voice. Bloomberg says that eventually the technology could be able to advise the where how to interact more effectively with others. Ben, do you think anyone's interesting interested in a device like that? Rightfully absolutely, what could possibly go wrong? -solutely duck. There's so much conversation that's going on about these major companies having too much information too much user data. How are they using it? How long are they storing it for does it really make sense to have a product that comes out that could actually register and understand human emotions? And then what are the Bloomberg story say that it's going to break amend or suggesting so then you can better communicate with other people more effectively? I mean, maybe it's a party device. Maybe it's this idea of, hey, we're gonna talk about something a cocktail party this thing. I as don't top religion politics, right? Yeah. Don't comment on you know this person looking tired. You know. Like do I really need a device that does that that's, that's highly suspicious? I don't know. There was crazy. Take pictures of you and give you ideas for outfits, but Amazon and lastly, there's a new entry into portable gaming. Say Hello to play date. It's made by panik. Accompany, better known for us and MAC software. Here's the pitch. It's a little. Oh, yellow GameBoy asked device with a black and white screen, a d pad two buttons and a hand crank from gaming gaming. I'm not making that up. The games are secret for now. But there are twelve and what panic calls season one you'd get one new game each week. It will cost one hundred and fifty bucks and panic says play date is shipping early twenty twenty Ben of got one question for you. Why what are you talking about? This is totally awesome idea panic when they were talking about this. We're saying, look, we're self-funded. We wanted to test out and try new and fun things. And here it is. And it really to me looks like a labor of love, and I really appreciate the fact that they are coming out with it. I think it's fun and retro that it's black and white, my central problem here is the one hundred and fifty dollar price tag in that. It's really not in the impulse buy category. I'm not trying to knock them for not coming up a fifty dollar device. I feel like that's probably like dirt cheap, but at the same time I know I'm probably not in the market to buy at that price. Get. Yeah. I don't quite get it at all hundred fifty bucks away. Too much fifty bucks one day. I bet for my play date if you want to read more about these stories, check them out at seeing that dot com. He's been FOX Ruben. He's is actor. Thanks for listening.

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"ben fox" Discussed on This Week In Voice

This Week In Voice

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on This Week In Voice

"Dot com slash cast lingo, CAS, T L. I in g we are very fortunate to have a really awesome guest on the show today. Ben FOX, Ruben of sina bents. Hello. Hey has ago. And thank you for joining us. So Ben first of all anybody who has three names, they're just better than the rest of us would just two names, if you say, so yeah, I mean, it's actually been a bit of a curse because nobody really realizes whether FOX's might middle name or part of my last name it has actually part of my middle. It is actually my middle name. And luckily, I started going by Ben FOX Ruben professionally because there's another Ben Rubin in tech. And he's the he's the CEO. He. Created mere cat. And he's also the guy that runs house party now. So and I did yes. I did have a chance to interview 'em once and it was pretty funny. Interesting interesting. But we we appreciate you. Joining us today, then you are a senior reporter for CNN talk to us about your job with seen that and the types of things should cover share with this lecture, do yes. So for the most part, my job description is that I cover ecommerce payments, and I've been doing that job for the past three years, however because Amazon has become even bigger and more important than it had been just three years ago. Most of what I do is really revolving around Amazon these days and all the ins and outs of its business. That includes it's devices. It includes a lot about voice computing because they really helped pioneer that entire effort. I write a lot about H Q two as well. And a lot of different things related to ecommerce whether it's Amazon or WalMart dot com. Ebay, jeff. Had a lot of those things will we certainly appreciate joining us today and. Depreciate the work. You do in general sina is a site that we have linked to talk about on the show. Many times y'all are on the forefront of so much going on and tech. Thank you for the work that you're doing before saying right off the top eight. Thank you very much. Really? Appreciate that. Thanks for reading with that. Let's get to the news story. Number one surprise from sina and surprise from been FOX Ruben holiday.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

"Three fifty nine. I'm Ben FOX and I'm out for dang. Uber wants to make flying cars or reality. Our colleague Claire Riley travelled to Tokyo to cover an Uber conference that's focused on the ride hailing company, skyward ambitions, Hooper plans to start trials in three pilot cities as soon as twenty twenty three and already has designs for its air-taxis. Alfred, how realistic do you think any of this is I get pilot cities. I mean, I think the technology's probably therefore it. I think there's going to probably be a lot of issues that come with it as it starts, and I think you have much less room for errors when it comes to flying cars. I mean, take a look at the, you know, the technology Uber's testing on US roads with self driving cars. What happened with that one fatal accident in Arizona. I believe you're right about that. Yeah. And then you know, you kinda take a look at it from the perspective of flying cars. Now where you know, I think there's a lot more dangerous. I come with that, and I think that's why I think it'll be a while before it comes to the US. So they've talked about this before where they want to do it in countries where governments are much more likely to be willing to work with them and also government more lax. Yeah, not lax, but more so that like they don't have all these like bureaucratic red tape to go through where it's kinda like dictatorship countries or they can kinda just say what we wanna do this. We'll do it. Yeah, interesting element that I saw from this related to the autonomous vehicles on the ground were that they eventually went to make these autonomous flying cars. They eventually wanna make them autonomous as well by twenty thirty. So I guess that would make him a little bit safer potentially, or at least they'd make them cost a lot less and you don't have pilots for every single one of them. So you know, kind of a hard to tell not really sure what I feel about this. So I'm gonna put it in the same file as Elon Musk, creating a moon base and Amazon's delivery drones. Not really sure that's a big file of big promises from tech companies like we're not really sure like where this is going, but it sounds cool. It's fun to write about it. That's for sure. Next up Instagram's founders are heading out the door, Instagram CEO Kevin system and chief financial officer. Mike Krieger will be leaving in the coming weeks. Departure comes at it seemingly as another. Seemingly bad piece of news, four Instagram's owner, Facebook, which is having a really rough year now they didn't specifically say why they were leaving the company of this comes after Yang Kun who's a founder of what's app also decided to leave Facebook this year. That was back in April. So I don't know. What do you think about this one? There was a report in the Washington Post today. That basically mentioned that they had issues with Mark Zuckerberg, which was also the same reason why what's up bounder left and for keeping score here. I also clearly remember Facebook's legal officer, leaving believe in August, and that's coming after another this. You know, these are several big rounds of executives leaving Facebook and this is a company that you know they could have been making millions ad and for them to choose to leave their. They also the instrument founders mentioned that they wanna, you know, channel their creative energy more. Are they gonna make the next Instagram or something like that? It's hard to tell, but I mean, it definitely is a badge line for Facebook when you know all these, all this talent is. Choosing to get out of the company? Yeah, absolutely. Last tech analyst Ming? Cheek quo reported that sales of the iphone ten s max. I actually got that right is far outselling the smaller ten s this makes a lot of sense to me because if anybody's going to buy like cheaper new iphone, I feel like they would get ten are instead. So if you're going to go and buy one immediately, you probably wanna get the max. And if you already have a ten, it's kinda just why would I get the tennis when there's not that many differences, but in tennis max, you know, I have much more reason to get that if I already own tent. Yeah. So according to this analyst, it's actually it's basically like for every three or four Sal sales of the max. That's like one sale of the tennis. So it's doing a lot better anyway. If you want to read more about these stories, check us out on CNN. I'm Ben FOX Rueben. I'm ou-. Dang, thanks for listening.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

04:47 min | 2 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

"The three fifty nine is sponsored by USB technology. The USB implementers forum reminds consumers that USB logos are displayed on certified USB products. So the next time you're shopping for reliable, USB charger, cable or device. Look for the logos get the whole story at enabling USB dot org. Welcome to the three fifty nine. I'm Ben FOX, ribbon Chen. Alfred, hang. So Alfred, you just got back from Vegas where you attended the Defcon and black hat cybersecurity conferences. First of all, what was what was it like? How'd you like it? I mean there was a ton of cybersecurity news out of come out of there. I think I wrote like nine stories and three days. All right enough. I'm trying to, but yeah, I mean, I think the big headline there was most likely the election hacking village this the second year in a row that they've done it this time around. They wanted to prove all the naysayers wrong by basically saying, we're putting mostly machines that are already in use because there was a criticism of last year's, a voter acting village. Oh, we don't even use that machine anymore. So about seventy percent of the machines that were brought this time were are actually being used in this year's election. Okay. So how easy we're lay to hack. I mean, like are we in a lot of trouble? I mean, so a lot of them were pretty simple to hack, but another criticism of it. It of this year's village is is basically, you know. Yeah, but they have unlimited access so they can just go in and have as much time as they want with it during an actual election on election day, you know, you have all these volunteers watching you and making sure you don't go and put like a flash drive in it or anything like that. But I think there's still, you know, a lot of valid points being made from here. We're basically the idea is okay, but you're still using this machine and like just because you have people watching for doesn't mean that there can't be, you know, some issue with like physical security where, like your volunteers, not looking at it at this time, and then the ideas. I, if people lose their confidence in an election in the voting machines, like even if it's just one machine that's compromised is, you know, I don't know if I can really trust who we elected anymore. Anything like that. Let's go to teddy rocks Ben. You just publish this like earlier this morning about hacking the new teddy rocks Ben, and it seems kind of kind of weird. Yeah. So this was more of a fun story. So parents out there who have tidy rocks, men, I just want you to know that this isn't one of those hacks at, you know, your kids information is lost or anything like that. Basically, cybersecurity researcher wanted to take a look and see if he could put anything that he wanted on it teddy rocks has a complex file system that like you can. It only accepts files on a certain system, but he was able to do it, and he basically took a video clip from the movie hackers from like nineteen ninety-five where guys yelling hack the planet, and then he puts it on the teddy ruck spin and it's is or showing like Defcon logo instead of it's like q., like blue LED is on. But yeah, this this guy that had done it is already an IOT security researcher. And he anytime he gets like a smart toy for his kid or anything like that, he wants to see all the different ways. He can hack it. So this one was kind of safe. So y- he gave it to his kid and now you can put any story that he wants on it. So also, was it easy to actually hack Terex men? I mean, once he figured out what kind of like files that it needed and like how to convert like his images and audio into that filed and yes, but you know, I think the whole process of figuring that out might have taken a bit longer. Nice. Also, we wanted to talk about smart cities too. So this is this is something where more things are getting connected these days. And I guess that means there are more vulnerabilities in more ways to hack into a smart city, right? This is much more serious than the teddy Rex men hack. So these were they, these researchers basically took a look at secure smart city systems from three different companies that you know, one does like controlling lighting to one does like flood warnings. And then another one does like robes stuff like for smart cars and things like that. And they found like really simple vulnerabilities like some of them had like their password set on by default, some of them Vic. Yeah. So like one of the tips that they basically gave to these companies like maybe you should change your passwords, if you're going to implement them in your in your entire second tip for everybody when it comes to the smart cities reach out to the three companies, all them who said they fixed it. One of them behind the car is basically said, you know, we don't test this on public roads. There were being used by the federal highway administration, but it wasn't being used on any public roads, thankfully. So there's not that much of a danger there either. Nice. Well, luckily now I'm terrified about everything. Lastly, we wanted to give a shout out to Claire Riley story on coober pedy and Opal mining town in Australia where people live in underground mining holes. Definitely check out the story. If you want to read more about these choice, check us out on CNN. Thanks for listening. Everybody. I'm Ben FOX rubel, Chang, Tang.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

05:22 min | 3 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

"The. Three fifty nine. I'm Ben FOX. Joni salesman Amazon on Monday experienced a rough start to this year's prime day with outages plaguing the website and apple, right as the company was kicking off its big annual sale. The situation was obviously embarrassing for the world's biggest ecommerce company, but it doesn't appear to have significantly harmed sales. The company said Tuesday that US sales so far were quote bigger than ever, which I guess doesn't like surprise me that much like we didn't really know how big this outage was or how long it lasted. An Amazon wasn't gonna tell us, so I don't know. Do you think this is going to be a big hit to them reputational or not? I think that's probably where the hits going to come as that Amazon banks itself on being this flawless. Effortless effortless. Making it easy for you to buy and get whatever you need as easily as possible and it was not easy to access their site, find what you needed, things that you knew or there you couldn't get to that hurts. Yeah. Yeah, they even the search at one point was broken for me, but at the same time I spoke with one analyst yesterday who said that, look, if they're able to fix a flaw, fairly quickly than sales should be able to recover fairly easily, which it looks like that actually happened, but either way. Did you spend any time buying stuff spent so much money. Did you got a lot of like big ticket things about one and very expensive, backing cleaners, and a robot, vacuum cleaner and fancy headphones spent a lot of money, but you elegant. Things prime because I cover Amazon. I almost feel like I shouldn't buy things on prime day like shop around alive, but I never actually decide on anything. One thing, one theory that I do have about this, this whole failure is it possible that they might actually benefit from it. There was so much news around the failure. Maybe more people started shopping. I don't know. I think anytime they say no press is bad press. But when the press is we can't go to your site and buy your things that's not gonna help themselves stuff really drew if you can't actually go there to buy it. I don't know. They do so much marketing behind prime day and it makes sense that their sales would be up considering the reason that it was failing because so many people are trying to buy things. But at the end of the day, you don't want this to be the experience people have and Basil's cares a lot about consumer experience. Totally agreed. Also net flicks on Monday missed its own estimates for subscriber growth by one million. Customers in its second quarter results causing it stock to tumble Joan. Is this a big issue for the company? Do you think it's just going to be a short term bump? I think it's going to be a short term, bump. You gotta keep in mind that this j Netflix stock people that invest in network. They are very trigger-happy. They love these fourteen percent. Ups and downs is not unusual after an earnings report, and this was a significant miss for them, but you gotta keep in mind for average people, they gained four million customers just not the five million. They had told people and there's some lumping that's the term. There's some lumpy nece in their result. Sometimes they beat by significant amounts and sometimes they must. They don't miss often, but they do miss sometimes generally speaking, Netflix sweating it for one and it seems like this is just a road bump. Talk to me a bit about how much they spend on content. The last I checked, it was something like eight billion dollars, which is significantly more than competitors like HBO or Amazon. Yeah. So this year they're starting eight billion. Are expected to spend as much as abeline dollars on their originals and other content and spend another two billion dollars just on marketing their original. So all in all their content budget is like ten billion dollars far outs. Yeah, that far outstrips any other? If you look at HBO they only really create, I think don't quote me on this, but I think the only make like forty series. They only make forty original pieces of content a year. Netflix got EMMY nominations just EMMY nominations for forty pieces of content. Which is interesting. We're talking about how much money they're spending. And the other thing I wanted to ask you about was it looks like it's actually benefiting them, right? I mean, like the nods came in and they actually broke HBO's seventeen year streak of the most nods. Yeah. So these are happy to talk about that yesterday to as everyone was selling off all their sockets. Well way, Emmys loved us this year, then he's always love Netflix. And that's what happens when you are spending ten billion dollars on content, you can create so much that you also and when you let creators have mostly hands-free experience, they don't have executives giving them now. It's so they're getting really sophisticated creators producers and directors to content there because they're just like shoveling money at them. So they are creating good stuff and it works in their favor. They've been growing like crazy, even though they haven't grown in the last quarter quite as much as was expected. Cool. Last comic con is coming up in a few days our own earn Carson plans, unintended the show for the first. Time and wrote about how to prepare for all the geeked them. So check out the story. If you want to read more about these stories, check us out on CNN. I'm Ben FOX Ruben. Joni Sussman. Thanks for listening.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

"The. The three fifty nine. I'm Ben FOX. I'm offering Facebook wants you to know doing a lot to clean up its massive social network. The company on Tuesday for the first time revealed hard figures for its enforcement efforts saying it took down eight hundred thirty seven million pieces of spam in just the first quarter of twenty eighteen and disabled. Five hundred eighty three million fake counts. Most most of which were disabled within minutes of registration. Should we feel good about these numbers? Those are those are big numbers. I mean I it's it's important for Facebook to reveal these basically saying, look at how much that we get rid of every day. I mean for a long time I feel like most tech platforms have been going by the creed of, you know if you're doing everything right, like people aren't really gonna notice an issue, but like people have started noticing issue. So they're saying, okay, yeah, you notice these issues that like leak out, but like look at all the other stuff that we've gone rid of these million. Posed and then like, why are you pointing out these? Like one post that like that that is available, which which is still an issue. It's not like just because they deleted all of these. That means that like things don't get through. So in that post in that report that they put out today, they said that even though they've deleted five hundred eighty three million fake accounts, which is about a quarter of Facebook's actual users. They said that the two point two billion users that they have now about three to four percent of that is still exist that are fake, Bata counts and a three to four percent. That doesn't sound like it's that much, but you know, if you break it down by numbers, that's about sixty six million accounts. And that's. Famous coming. So it's not like it's not like they've gotten rid of all of them and it's not like Facebook, we're getting rid of all of them, but it is it even even are low percentage of it is a pretty big number. Do you think that coming out with these numbers helps a reputation at all? I mean, it helps them build a case at the very least drew also wanted to check with you about this. What about how's artificial intelligence playing a part in this? They mentioned that was really useful and taking down a lot of fog, graphic violence, yes. So as far as the accounts goes, that's how they're able to delete it within like moments of of registration. It's not like they check every single account, like the moment that they sign up because that's about, you know, like six accounts, six million accounted day like there wouldn't be enough time to look through all that. So a lot of this is a I based and the eight hundred fifty seven million posts that you mentioned just spam posts. That's also a, they said they deleted those before they were even reported. So there's a lot of. Basically, like our pro algorithms that are searching based on image or like things that don't really fit in with like what a normal account would look like or anything like that. Yeah, nice to see that they're making Facebook less of a cesspool, but still got problems. Next congressional Democrats last ditch effort to save net. Neutrality is coming Wednesday. That's tomorrow. That's one of vote on a Bill to turn back the FCC repeal net neutrality will take place. The Bill has a chance to pass the Senate, but is unlikely to go further than that also needs the president's signature and President Trump is unlikely that actually go through with this because he's the guy that that brought the FCC chairman, Jeep pie that pushback net neutrality in the first place. So I, I don't really see this going anywhere. It's unfortunately there's so much skepticism with this. But I mean, I think it's, it's not really. It's, I think it's more of a statement about how like our politics really work. Yeah, they'd like views on. Net neutrality or anything like that. And it's a way for Democrats to get tension to the issue. It's important to mention to the FCC has scheduled the rules to officially come off the books June eleventh. So if you haven't seen any major changes related to this, that's why because hasn't actually taken place. Last target is stepping up its work with next deliveries bringing its restock program nationwide. The company also cut delivery fees to three dollars from five dollars making its new service potentially stronger competitor against Amazon. Alford, do you think this would get you to stop using prime? I don't think it's going to stop using anything. If anything, I would just use both of them. That's weird. Dr service completely just visit another option available this show. If you wanna read more about these stories, check us out on Ben FOX Ruben. I'm Alford and thanks for listening.

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"ben fox" Discussed on Behind the Bets

Behind the Bets

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on Behind the Bets

"March means one thing basketball basketball basketball did you know the college players born in north dakota or historically the most accurate three point shooters the ncaa is using google cloud at turn data into insights and so can your business see how g dot co slash march madness google cloud the official cloud of the ncaa into the game kind of your money that's how you find out who's bet for my bets were safe which is wouldn't be any juice juice point spreads the prop bets but teasers the parlays from vegas to you this is behind the bats it is the latest behind the beds podcast we are taping this on tuesday april third hours after the college basketball season ended with villanova cutting down the nets alongside ben fox i am doug kazarian no shocker villanova wins at all against say hours after the supreme court again didn't roll on new jersey yeah no that's given now we'll let people know when they do exactly yeah not not the most exciting title game i think it played out kind of how people thought going over the best team if they played their best or some modicum close to their best they're going to beat anyone and that's what they did michigan hung around for a little bit at a lead in the first half but you could see the tide starting to turn that late late in the first half and once it got to nine at halftime i believe it was kinda you felt like all right if they were then four to six maybe they're okay once it got to nine they came out hit a couple of buckets early in the second half.

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"ben fox" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN

Sports 600 ESPN

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN

"He wrote a story posted on thursday is super bowl preview also join me in ben fox on the the high the bets podcast basically saying a one team that really had this eagles defense is number was the new york giants and in both games so they had one in december and then one an early in the season when they are little bit healthier but still the giants carved up the eagle's d and they ran nohuddle that defense with ran outta gas the front the for the fence a line and then didn't have time to sub people in and out and that proved to be a huge difference for them and the he things go bella checks going to use that it here's adam phelan vikings wide receiver who just faced that eagles defense they don't give up the deep all there they play out there really far off uh they don't play a whole our press man they drop a lotta gaza coverage because they have so much faith in those those that front four so that's frustrating as well because you're you're costs avenue dump it down checked down check down and you don't get the deep shots whereas a receiver that's a you are you want that big play you want to move the ball quickly so that's that's kind of their gave that's adam phelan joining golik in wing go out in minneapolis this weekend that's why i think that that scripted the the the giants showed i think is where we're going to see a lot of brady a lot of passing so i liked prop at overpass attempts forty and a half for brady and i just think that's the recipes and i think the patriots because this is not anything new for them it's not like they're a team that has a slow methodical offense it's all of a sudden two weeks ago have to put together eight uptempo hurry up offense to beat this eagles delek they already do that there are two capable of doing that and that's why i trust brady with the ball in his hand throw in that many times in a game like you say if they have the formula they i think they.

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01:42 min | 3 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

"Welcome to the three fifty nine i'm ben fox rubin david cats meyer the ces tech show is coming in january and with it the introduction of a lot of new tv technology i invited david on to walk us through some of the biggest expected trends let's start with the easy stuff hdr 4 k how significant are those going to be for the show while they're going to be kind of the baseline so four k tvs any crtv is is cheapest three hundred bucks now so there every where the tv industry has moved on so see yes is kind of where you see the next step beyond these technologies what do you think you're the most excited about as far as any of those tech so i must excited about the the the competition between manufacturers at this point so right now we have a situation where at the high end of the market its oladapo led oullette eljisr organic let him any nyayo technologies kick in everybody's but it is the high ntv that people want to spend extra money to buy which is at like on average like how much would you say for something like that well the cheapest price for annoyed tv actually have an over black friday 5000 bucks for 55 inch tv okay that's expensive totally wide of what i learned myself when i wrote the article as mpd which does a lot of market research the average selling price is seventeenhundred for tvs that are more than a thousand dollars so that coveted high into the market that's actually not terrible now doesn't samsung make oleds i mean like they're very wellknown for that for the smaller screens for the phones funny you should ask so samsung is by far the most dominant brandon televisions united states they don't make and all the tv they make something called culinary which came out last year in that i thought they were trying to be a little you know imitative of of lg will he came out with what is q led i saw that at.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

"Welcome to the 350 nine amalgamating abroad urgent on ben fox ribbon where are we even start with google was event today well let's get started with the pixel to know they announced the follow up to the first hardware found that they had what were you your thoughts on it yeah i liked it looks good with gear i was i was disappointed by couple of things rental no headphones jack which sadly apples already killed and they're no dulan's camera which i was with i feel like it's become the defacto for any kind of highend premium phone you gotta have to lenses are they google did a good job of explaining away why they didn't need it you know we've got a isaiah machine learning we can do bouquet affect we don't need to lenses for that of all i'm i'm so sick of hearing the word bocquet in its every single announcement it's awesome are a fine i mean if you own six wildcat just call it portrait mode but yeah they basically said you know we don't really need the hardware for this we don't need to cameras when our software is able to kind of detect the background and you so we have this portrait mode shot without really meeting to spend more money on two camera lenses for it so i mean what are you guys think i think that the the big hesitation that i would have about this phone is that aids missing that had phone jack other than that i think that are really hits all the major elements it does a lot of really impressive staff also if you're at all interested in gugel lens which is there augmented reality slash imagerecognition concept the only place you can get it at least initially is going to be through them pixel phones so they're really trying to sell this thing and try to get it moving in the market ahead of jet for all trying to get it's all criticism of not having dual lens like they're they're single camera scored the highest yet omar which is sort of like the industry benchmark as the highest score ever beating out iphone eight plus.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

01:33 min | 4 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

"But he 350 nine i'm ben fox rubin and with me today is special guest scott stein our mobile reviewing maven i allows really get to be on your phone season is about to get crazy in it's like starting in the summer so get ready nice well you're at the modo's e to force godless amount fall at the event yesterday is this a phone that people should be paying attention to something you expect folks are gonna wanna buy definitely well the motors he is a really good phone and you know not everybody is going to be an immoral foam at this one has topnotch specs as a qualcomm snapdragon 35 processor a nice display it's got the ability to attach minds it's really thin dual camera duly camera which is the new trend that's hitting all phones now basically so it's got dual camera i they also debuted a 360 camera that 'attaches onto the back of that's newest maude that were la la yeah with other but three injured dollars which is expensive three hundred dollars just for the mod yes i'm not buying that now ncna by that i mean that's the problem twos we'll get them odds in a moment but as he phones yearning to get the mod's it looks like a really good phone and i know it's a ballots net seven hundred eight hundred range depending on carrier it's like that you know how much you're paying a month they said his lowest thirty dollars a month the us the last year was also nasa's most importantly it has a shatter resistant display mind is their shatter shield tech last year that was on the rise in exclusive force.

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"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

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01:30 min | 4 years ago

"ben fox" Discussed on The 3:59

"Welcome to the three to nine hundred jiang i'm ben fox rubin happy birthday pokemon go bluefin arm launched a year ago despite the perception that it's relevant 65 million people are still play that game by it's crazy worldwide ryan yeah wall yes i mean that still pretty at his lawyer that's an impressive nudge means there still minting cash like crazy i who yet metal definitely still one of the most profitable games at least core the app store is always on the top five list yeah and it's just kind of give you a little more contacts write like charter who wrote the while your anniversary peace looked at the big big games and pc right like warcraft stone over watch all these games combined have fewer users than maga now way crazy yeah but like at the same time pokomo and go we would argue is no longer the penny at the pinnacle that used to be i mean like we were talking about this on the podcast virtually every single day because this was really like this this said broken through and was like the song of the summer basically yes everybody was playing a nonstop i i dunno i eventually gave up on it though right i mean like you anymore either no no i did the dead made some tweaks sect probably two or three months into the game that like i think either made it difficult or africa carefully the reason why i remember i'd sequencing was always like really weird wi fi jim yeah like i thought our soundless frustrating and like after awhile.

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