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A highlight from 1265. NFTs Are DEAD! ...Again | Mainstream Media vs Creators
"Let's talk about NFTs today and where the market might be heading and what is the future of the non -fungible token. We'll talk about all that for you guys. You don't want to miss this one because I think whether you love NFTs or don't like them, this is gonna shed some light on really what the future is. So stay tuned right here. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in to Tech Path. All right. Couple of things I want to hit on. A couple of tweets out here. NFTs are officially dead. 95 % are estimated to be literally worthless with pieces from the top collections only worth around five to ten. Roughly 25 million are sat on dead assets thanks to celebrities, endorsements, etc. Now this was coming over from Market Insiders. All right. And I want you to understand that this is process the typical that happens in innovative spaces. I remember, you know, in the era is, you know, when you look at just the birth of the internet. Is the internet dead? Is it a fad? Then the birth of social media. Social media is junk. It'll never be anything. Maybe not. And then, of course, mobile. You know, the iPhone will never make it. The BlackBerry will rule. This has happened so many times. Okay, so right here we have a piece on Market Insider. This was the actual hit piece. Let me kind of zoom down into the things they talked about. Are NFTs dead? The answer is yes. 23 million people hold these worthless assets. Then further in, fewer than 1 % have a price tag above 6k, a far cry from the regular million -dollar deals of two years ago. Don't take this out of context either because I'm kind of, you know, poking fun at this article. Mainly when you go to the actual source of where this actually came from, what they actually said was this. Is that while the situation does look bleak, in our opinion, however, NFTs still have a place in our future as we still maintain that once dust is settled we'll start to see an evolution with the NFTs. NFTs either need to be historically relevant, similar to the original Pokemon cards. So I think just that statement alone, the fact that they even compare this to the original Pokemon, to me, is groundbreaking. And I think they, the researchers, understand Market Insider does what they always do, which is sensationalize this stuff for clicks. The point is, is that we're talking about major movement in the NFT space in a time in which everything feels like it's dead right now. The traditional finance markets, etc. I want to go to this first clip. This might surprise you. Courtyard is a marketplace that tokenizes trading cards. Those cards then are put into an escrow vault powered by Brinks. You can then tokenize your card or collectible or whatever that you have on Courtyard and then sell that as an NFT. Now before you hear what you're saying about NFTs, I don't want to hear it. So they just did this drop here that sold out in seconds, literally bought it. This is a 1999 base set number 10 Mewtwo listed for twelve hundred and ninety five dollars. Now, if you go to like card collector and eBay and all that stuff, you'll see these prices are pretty much the same, maybe slightly more on this because it's the flexibility of oh, you don't actually need to have the physical item. If you want to claim this item, you can go through and you go here and then you say, I actually want this. I want this real card. Like I want to put this card behind me on the wall so everyone can see.
A highlight from Data sanitization for the data nation, Verity ES Podcast
"This is Doug Green, and I'm the publisher of Telecom Reseller. And this is a special podcast for the ASCDI NTR publications. And I want to welcome Glenn Jacobson of Verity ES. Glenn, thank you for joining us today. Thanks for having me, Doug. And I also want to welcome Kevin Enders, also of Verity ES. Kevin, thank you for joining us. All right. Thanks, guys, for coming. And we're going to be learning a lot about ITAD today. We're going to be learning a lot about data erasure. We're going to be talking about some of the issues facing not only the ITAD and reseller community, but actually the broader reseller, possibly carry community, really everybody who has to manage or dispose of products that have had been exposed to data. So we're going to be diving into that in just a minute. But first of all, what is Verity ES? So Verity ES is a data erasure software application that was born out of a parent company called Revert Inc. Revert has been a, it's a company, the core competency is data sanitization and it's founded in 2007. They've been doing these types of services since then. And a primary foundation of that service was to perform onsite services because data sanitization is really about protecting customer information, personal, personal identifiable information. And one of the best ways to mitigate the risk of a data breach is to do everything on site. So Revert got its start doing, delivering services to large financial services companies, healthcare organizations, telcos, and other highly regulated industries that have to perform the erasure of data to meet specific standards. So for financial services, it would be something like Sarbanes -Oxley or FISMA from a healthcare perspective, you've got HIPAA high tech, and you have the various PUC rules and regulations around utilities. And by doing this on site, and over the 20 some years that Revert has been doing this, they're not only doing data sanitization, but they're also doing ITS at this position at the enterprise. So they're handling assets that go all the way up and down the information stack. So all the way from tablets and mobile phones, which are really important now in our environment after coming out of the pandemic with bringing your own device, you've got a lot of hybrid working environments, but we're hybrid cloud, public, private cloud, and how are you managing the data and the assets that are within all these different disparate data processing environments. And over these 20 years, what Revert did in doing data sanitization is again, doing this across the information stack, all the way from the desktop, laptop, all the way to the enterprise storage system, even including virtual tape libraries. And one of the things that was found is that with the proliferation of storage media, you've got spinning disk, you have flash disk, you have solid state disk. Even in printers, you have hard disk drives, you have solid state disk drives. In network devices, you have SD cards or compact flash cards. Smart TVs have built in storage, and even cell phones. So smartphones, Blackberries, they have SIM cards. All of these different storage mediums store personally identifiable information. They can store TCP IP addresses, they can store customer information. They can store account numbers, billing information. And all of this is wrapped into how do you protect this data across different industry regulations. We talked about HIPAA and high tech, but there's also European regulations, GDPR. California's new data privacy laws are based on the EU GDPR regulations. And so our business to go and sanitize those assets and either prepare those for the customer to either return to the vendor, if it's like a lease return or something like that, a technology refresh, or to pass down to an ITAD to perform their activities, we found that not one single data sanitization application worked for every single situation, every single storage medium. So what Revert ended up having to do is literally take a toolkit of all different types of commercial off -the -shelf data sanitization applications, all different types of downloadable applications, tools, utilities, methodologies, even the use of low -level SCSI and ATA commands to be able to sanitize various different types of storage media. And so again, about five years ago, the company said, you know, rather than having all these different disparate tools and processes and procedures, wouldn't it be great to develop an internal tool that could do it all itself? And that's how Verity ES was born. So Verity ES was developed to be able to handle all types of different storage media, all different types of IT assets, again, from the laptop, desktop, all the way to the enterprise storage array. It can handle disk drives coming out of printers and fax machines. It can handle smartphones and tablets and things like that. So that again, doing it on site, the assets are sanitized before they ever leave the four walls of the facility. Again, part of our business is also ITAD. So in doing the work that an ITAD does in terms of performing data sanitization, being able to, for example, grade assets based on their marketability. How do you refurbish it, remarket, resell it to maximize the residual value recovery of that asset when it's being sold? One thing that's very important is the storage media. If you're not able to sanitize the storage media that comes out of, say, a five drive server, you automatically, without those drives, the resale value of that asset automatically drops anywhere from 25 to 35%. So if you're able to sanitize the drive without doing anything else to the drive, without impacting the firmware or the specific configuration associated with that server, it maximizes the residual value recovery for the ITAD. It makes it easier for them to be able to resell those assets at its highest value. And that allows an ITAD to do that. The other thing we find with enterprises is that some of them want to do it themselves. And so Verity ES is able to actually be that one application that they can use for all of their information lifecycle assets throughout the enterprise to do it themselves. So that's where Verity ES comes from. So Kevin, it sounds like there's a sort of known unknown, as they say, and there's almost even the unknown unknown. And it's not just for ITAD. It's not just for the people in the reseller community. Glenn brought up very significantly that lots of other companies, especially enterprises, might be disposing of equipment. I was fascinated by learning how many things could be exposed. Monitors, something that was used basically for TV or videos. Printers, fax machines, possibly, I guess. It could be, or even phones. A lot of stuff that's basically... And the reason I'm bringing this up is we live at a moment when a lot of large enterprises are reconfiguring basically their office spaces, are rethinking what they need and don't need. So I know that there's a lot of stuff out there, and it sounds like there may be some landmines people could easily step on. You know, there's a lot of old, and we could spend a long time talking about those. But the overarching challenge, I think, that a lot, especially the enterprise spaces, and the ITAD to a certain degree, is this is something they have to do. Legally, they're obligated to do it. It's not really sexy. They don't really want to. They only do it because they're legally obligated to do so. We always think about when we go into the data centers, they're really obligated to do that. So if you're replacing a device with something cool and new, nobody really wants to deal with the one that's going out. So as these companies are dealing with this, they don't want to be experts on this. They don't want to know all the details associated with it. So what they need to do is to partner with somebody that does. So they need to look for a company that can provide them not only with software, but with the knowledge of what those blind spots really are. Like I said, again, they don't want to be good at this. It's really not something that's in their core wheelhouse. It's not something they can define as a differentiator to their customers. So one of those things they need to do is have a higher expectation for the companies that they're engaging with. So those companies can help them understand what those blind spots are, and either execute to close those blind spots, or help them understand how to close those blind spots themselves. Now, Kevin, with that said, this is the IT market, right? And it's filled with IT people who love doing it yourself. A lot of our readers and listeners probably started a long time ago going to Radio Shack and getting a whole bunch of components and putting together their own computer. So they're going to go out there, and they're going to do this on their own. So both you guys are basically telling me that, well, I guess you could kind of do that, but it may not be such a great idea, and you might not really be doing yourself a favor. Actually, it can be. You can execute it yourself. The challenge then becomes, right, you need all the devices, you need all the know -how. So really, if you're going to do it yourself, when you're out there engaging with a company that's going to provide you with the software to execute the process, the expectation is you should be looking for a company that can through how to execute that process. Historically, the software companies in the space will dump software on you and say, go ahead, it's yours. Let me know when I can start billing them. The expectation of those enterprise companies in the IT edge should be, listen, I need more than that. I need software, yes, but I need somebody that's going to help me understand the nuances and help me understand the things I don't know right now. Because like you said so eloquently, there's a lot of blind spots, and only one blind spot can screw you over. So again, we don't want to dissuade people from doing it themselves, but I would make the argument have an expectation of the companies you engage with that help you do it yourself, that they're going to be there to help you with the nuances associated with it. Yeah, I can just add on to that. Why that's important is because as the software was built, a lot of the expertise and know -how in having to comply with data center policies, processes, and procedures in how you perform a process and have transparency throughout the entire workflow from receiving the asset all the way through to disposition the asset, that's all built into how the software and the solution is performed. So as Kevin said, it's not only software, but it's also 20 plus years of data center experience in putting together a process and methodology and workflow that allows not only an enterprise to communicate this to their auditors, but also an ITAD to communicate to their customers who then communicate to their auditors. And then with the ITADs that have auditors themselves, whether it's R2 or e -Stewarts or ISO, et cetera, that they can have that womb to transparency and view throughout their entire workflow exactly what asset, if a drive is associated with a server, where that goes throughout the process and the standards from the data standardization that it's complied with, that's all built into the solution. And what Verity also provides is this analytics dashboard that allows commercial enterprises and ITADs to make educated decisions on what makes sense within their process to spend time on versus not. So, for example, if you have a high failure rate on a specific drive type, hey, maybe it doesn't make sense to continue to try to sanitize that. It may make sense just to shred those instead of putting more time and effort and resources and sanitizing them. That's the kind of process that we've built around the solution. So Kevin, who needs Verity ES? One of the target markets that needs Verity ES is the ITAD space. The software was developed, like we said before, around our services business. And that is very much a we got to get in, we got to get out. That maintains our markets. So with the software, we built in a lot of functionality to improve the overall performance, not only with the speed of the erasure, but the yield that the software can get. That's very critical to the ITAD space. They don't really want to do this. They want to get it done. They want to get going. They want to get the residual value out of it. The other thing that we really built into it was a big wrapper around it to help ITADs with the transparency challenges that they're seeing right now. A lot of companies that they're engaging with are demanding more transparency of the overall process. And so ITADs are being forced to think about developing an overall front to end process that they can then share with the customers from which they're taking the gear and then returning whatever they do, either the residual value or demonstrate that they've taken care of those assets once it's done. So we've built a lot of that functionality into the software, viewing it far more as a business tool than just a, this software erases hard drives, it erases solid state disks. It is really a wrap business tool. So Glenn, you know, having heard all this, I still have sort of the same question for a lot of people. Why can't I just go off and do this on my own? The beauty of Verity ES is it now enables you to do just that. Verity ES is able to you provide with a process that's been vetted in doing this type of service in the data center for over 20 years. So you now have a process that's going to enable you to not only save money because you're going to be able to optimize the amount of drives that you're going to process. It's going to allow you to optimize the number of drives that are successfully going to be sanitized and according to the standard. It's also going to allow you to make more money because if you sanitize more drives faster, you can get more assets qualified and re -marketed and resold out the door. It's going to, from a drive perspective, you're going to have more drives available to you, not only to replace in the assets that you're selling, but also that gives you a spares pool so that you don't have to go out on the open market or to the vendors to buy spare drives in case drives, assets are coming to you that need drives replaced. But the biggest thing is it's having a auditable process and the reporting and all of that information available to you through that transparent workflow. It's going to prevent a data breach, which is the biggest thing that we're trying to do is we need to ensure that person identifiable information is not compromised. It's not accessed from any unauthorized parties. The first step is to do it in the four wells of your facility. So that's why it makes sense to do it yourself. The second part of it is to make sure that software, the and it should be a given, the software actually does what it says it's going to do. It's going to sanitize those drives. It's going to erase the drives to meet a specific data sanitization standard so that you know for certain, and it's audible, it has an audit trail that supports it, that every drive that you sanitize using Veri ES in this process and workflow protects your company and your customer from a data breach, which again, it's going to protect your reputation. It's going to protect not only your company's reputation, but the reputation of your industry as well. Well Glenn and Kevin, thank you for joining me today. This has been very interesting. It's been a very nice introduction to Verity ES. I hope we're going to do more. I know we're going to do more podcasts. We're going to sort of maybe over the coming months break down some of the issues we've opened up, but for now I want to thank you. Where can we learn more about Verity ES? www .verityes .com v -e -r -i -t -y -e -s dot gov. Well again guys, thank you for joining me today and I'm looking forward to the next one. Hey, thanks a lot Doug. I really appreciate it.
A highlight from Ep374: Gary Vees Tips To Help You Avoid Business Failure
"You, who's listening, if you want this to work, you probably need to do both. You probably need to have your podcast. You probably need to stay with your podcast, launch your podcast, grow your podcast, keep having interviews, keep having solos, whatever it is for your podcast. You've got to do it. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster? It's your host, Adam Adams. And today I get to talk about somebody that I look up to, somebody that I respect and admire and follow his advice. And frankly, wish you as my best friend, because this guy is a bad -ass. He's just great in all of the ways. His name's Gary Vaynerchuk, Gary V. And many, many years ago, I was a high -end restaurant person. So I managed a French restaurant. I did serving and I did the bar manager. And then I did regular general manager and loved a lot about working in fine restaurants. One of my favorite things is we did wine tastings all the fricking time. And I just really fell in love with wine. And now I actually collect wine. I've got more than a hundred bottles, easily more than a hundred bottles. Some of them are expensive. Some of them are cheap. I can't only do expensive bottles because sometimes I drink two or three bottles with my friends in one night. So I collect everything and it's not always the price that makes good wine. And Gary Vaynerchuk taught me that a long time ago. And most of you don't know this, but prior to him launching what he does now, which is an advertising agency, coaching, mentoring, running masterminds, the stuff that he does now with his agency, the one day VIPs that people come in and spend a shit ton of money just to be with him for a few hours. Before he did that, he ran his family's wine shop. And before anyone else was really putting their wine online on the internet, they only had the shops. Gary Vaynerchuk said, dad, I'm going to sit down with a table and I'm going to put two or three wines in front of me and I'm going to taste them and I'm going to spit them out. And he spat them out right there on camera. And he would talk about wine in a very general way. In a way that's not looking down your nose like those people. And I loved it. So what I would do is I would get ideas. I would go and look at Grenache and Syrah and Movedra and Cabernet and Cab Franc and all these other grapes and the years. And I would watch him, listen to him and I would try to buy the same wines and I would try to taste them. And he's like saying, this one's got strawberry or this one's got plum or this one's got peach or this one's got blackberry. This one's got tar. This one's got tobacco. This one's got smoke. All these different notes that he said he either smelled on the nose or he tasted on the tongue. And so I loved what he was doing. And then he switches directions. Gary switched directions and his dad's company was making fine. They now were selling, most of their wines were being ordered and they didn't even have to stock the wine because they would just make the order for the client, for the customer And it would be dropped off or delivered by somebody there, or it would be shipped another way directly to the doorstep of that person. And all of a sudden they make a lot more money. And he learned something and that's what we're getting into for today's episode. Gary V learned something. He learned that you got to be active on social media and you're like, oh no, what do you mean? Gary Vaynerchuk says you got to be active on social. It's like a business card. One of the first takeaways that he said, you got to be active on social. It's a business card because of this. When your person who wants to work with you is going to vet you, they are going to search for you on LinkedIn and Facebook and other platforms. They're just going to type in your name and see what comes up. If nothing comes up, they don't trust you. They go with the other person. If nothing comes up, they don't trust you. They have to see what you're about. They want to know, is this person reckless? Are they going to spend all their money on this one thing? Are they the same faith as me? Do they believe in the same nature as me? Do they believe in the same God as me? Do they believe in mountain biking like I do? Do what I get along with this person? Is this the kind of person that I could trust? They find that stuff out by going to your social. So Gary Vaynerchuk said a couple of things. He said you had to be active on social and he said that you have to put out content with a podcast. So in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, I was all about wine and I was following Gary V. 2015 comes around and I'm going back to my entrepreneurship. I'm going back to being full -time in real estate, launching different businesses. And Gary Vaynerchuk says, I think it was 2015, perfect timing for me. He goes, if you're not active on social media and have a podcast by the year 2023, you will fail in business. So that brings us to what Gary Vaynerchuk said. What did Gary V actually say? Gary Vaynerchuk says that you who's listening, if you want this to work, you probably need to do both. You probably need to have your podcast. You probably need to stay with your podcast, launch your podcast, grow your podcast, keep having interviews, keep having solos, whatever it is for your podcast. You've got to do it and you've got to have your social going. You've got to be on LinkedIn and or Facebook or TikTok or Instagram. What's that other one? There's more. There's a lot more. But you should be on at least two of those platforms and have your podcast. And by doing all of this, your business won't suffer. So if your business is suffering today and you don't have a podcast, start your freaking podcast. Your business is suffering today and you're not active on social media. You're not posting on social media. You have the account, but you never post. People aren't going to trust you when they search you. So you need to start being active on social. And Gary Vaynerchuk also said jab, jab, right hook. He wrote a book about jab, jab, right hook. What does jab, jab, right hook even mean? It means the boxers, when you're fighting, they don't just throw these big giant blows. They throw quick, quick punches to surprise their opponent. They jab them. They tap their face a few times. And when it's time, when the punch will land, they take the extra efforts and inertia and time that it takes them to throw a big right hook with all their might. It would be a freaking waste of time to throw your right hook before that happened. At the wrong point in time, they would just dodge it and then you would use all of this effort and then you would line yourself up in a bad way and you would be the one who got punched down. So you got to put in those jabs. What does that mean on social media? I think it means, and what Gary Vaynerchuk has said, is that you can't always just be selling only. You've got to be giving, and this will depend on the platform. If it's YouTube or if it's TikTok, for example, you can do a lot more right hooks where it's content, content, content. But think of it like this, the jabs are the fun content that help people and the right hooks are after you've brought them in, after you've gotten a feel for what's going on because of the jabs. Now you can have them hire you or you can throw that right hook with, hey, I can help you, the links in the show notes, for example. I can help you. The link is below. So the jab, jab, right hook on Facebook might be a little bit different. Most of the time you talk about your hobbies and your children and your travels. So my hobby might be bodybuilding or taking ice baths or yoga or mountain biking or CrossFit or art, crafts or piloting, air flight. I would constantly post about my kids. I would constantly post about when I'm on a vacation just to let people know what's in person. Those are the jabs. Talk about piloting, CrossFit, mountain biking, your kids, your travels, whatever. And then the right hooks are about your business. So you might put up a testimonial, hey, got a great testimonial from one of my clients and I wanted to share it on here. It meant a lot to me. And that's the right hook. That's the right hook, meaning a way for you to jab, jab, right hook. So Gary V says what? He says, first two things, you got to be active on social media or you're going to lose in business by the year 2023 and wake up folks. We're already at the end of 2023. Like 2024 is happening and before we know it, 2025 is happening. And if you didn't do this, if you're not doing this right now, you've lost in business. Your clients are going to the other person who's active on social and has a podcast. Next thing that Gary V says is jab, jab, right hook. Don't always sell. Don't always make it hard on other people to be at that content. Give them some stuff, give them some value, value, value, and then let them know that they could hire you. Tell them about your hobbies, your kids, let them into your life, and then tell them about your business. And when Gary V was writing his book called Jab, Jab, Right Hook, that rhymes, I was like, did I say that right? Jab, Jab, Right Hook is the book that Gary V was writing. And when he was writing it, he was hoping that he could call it something with a lot more jabs and then the right hook. But his writing team said, no, it'll sell better with just two jabs. And he almost said this, I remember watching an interview, he goes, I said, if it didn't have like 20 jabs, I wasn't going to do it. And he lost that battle, still published the book. But here's the point. Here's the learning lesson in that. It doesn't mean that you have to go one, two, and then sell, give, give, sell, give, give, sell. That sounds like that one song, goon, goonch. You know? Anyway, it doesn't mean give, give, sell, give, give, sell. It doesn't mean that you have to do two thirds and one third, one, one, two. If you go with the advice that Gary Vee really wanted you to think of, he has a lot more jabs. It's a lot more value, value, value. How can you support your person? How can you help your person? Who's on your social media or who's on your podcast on LinkedIn or whatever? How can you give, give, give before you ask for that sale? Think about it as multiple jabs and then the right hooks. That might actually make it easier on you because I've had a lot of clients that came through and I used to just teach social media. I had a business to teach social media, taught, teached or taught. Obviously I'm not a teacher that way, but I had a business that where I basically consulted only with a few high level people. So it was $40 ,000 to work with me for a year. And then anytime they would post, they would send the post to me first and I would tweak it for them and send it back and they would get like lots and lots of likes and comments. And in doing so, I would teach this jab, jab, right hook as well to them. And I would say, you're going too much about the business. Let people in first. I also had a couple of people that came to me and they were very afraid of the business. They didn't want to throw a right hook. They didn't want to. And so I had to talk him into it. I had to say, don't worry, you can do lots of jabs. One guy, he's all about something called earthing. There's another term too, grounding. And so basically every weekend he goes to the same park, he takes his shoes off and he grounds himself to the earth or he earths. He walks on the beach and basically I'm not going to teach the entire thing, but it's supposed to be very good for you. And I practice it as well. And he was passionate about that, but he wasn't really passionate about like multifamily syndication and asking people for money. And that's what he wanted to do is ask people for money. So I worked with him. I said, don't worry, it doesn't have to be two jabs and then the right hook. It can be like six jabs, seven jabs, and then the right hook. That worked for him. I think it was 68 and he ended up turning 70 recently. He was like 68 at the time. And although he's in great health, he looked like he's 25, his physical fitness as he was doing jab, jab, right hook, he didn't even want to post on social media at all. And he only bought into it because he didn't have to push his business down people's throats. And that's the takeaway for you too, is you don't have to push your business down anyone's throat. You don't have to shove it there. You can just share the kind things and nice things, the value and about your hobbies and it'll all work out. So make sure you got your podcast. Make sure you're active on social media. Use the jab, jab, right hook, and I will see you on the very next episode. Don't go away. We'll be right there. This is serious. Don't go. Now that you've gotten whatever value that you feel that you got the actionable takeaways, you need to implement the stuff that you learn. If you remember me talking about bird church once and they learn how to fly and then they walk home, I don't want you to walk home. I want you to fly home. So take the steps, take the actionable steps for your benefits that you can become a better podcaster. That's the only thing that I ask of you. And I'll see you for more actionable tips on the very next episode.
A highlight from The poison salon with Rose Biggin
"At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we believe it is important to have conversations about women and issues of intersectional feminism within science fiction, fantasy and horror. To continue to do so, we need your help. Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Join the conversation by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Hello and welcome to Breaking the Glass Slipper. I'm Lucy Hounsom. And I'm Megan Lee. In the preface to Les Fleurs du Mal, The Flowers of Evil, Baudelaire indicated that boredom is the truest suffering, and this idea later became central to the fin de siècle movement of the 1890s, an era of decadence in which artifice masqueraded as, or was even elevated to the status of, art. The Belladonna Invitation by Rose Biggin is a gothic exploration of the cult and cost of celebrity. It looks at the consequences of wealth, the ethical complexity of aestheticism, and ultimately asks the question, is celebrity or the mask of it worth dying for? We are extremely fortunate to have Rose with us on the show today. I loved this book, I devoured it in a couple of days. So I'm really keen to chat to Rose all about it. Would you like to introduce yourself to our listeners? Hi, I'm Rose Biggin. I'm a writer and a theatre maker based in London. I work between performance and I do a bit of dance and I do a bit of writing, short fiction and novels, often exploring things like art and artifice. So thank you for having me. As I said, I absolutely adored The Belladonna Invitation, which is out now from Ghost Orchid Press. It's a small press that's putting out some really exciting books at the moment. So I do urge everybody to just go and have a look at their titles. We're hoping to talk to some of their authors, other authors later in the year as well. Since you mentioned art and artifice, and I've mentioned also one of my favourite literary periods, the 1890s for the Fada Siekla, which is, yeah, it produced some really remarkable novels. But what I really liked in your book is this idea of death salons, this exclusive and expensive gathering where guests deliberately poison themselves. And I felt like that suggests that wealth directly enables the taking of absurd risks in pursuit of sensation. And this is horribly topical. I'm sure you know what I'm referring to at the moment, this having money and that leads directly to your doom. I wanted to dig into this idea of extreme wealth leading to a possible disregard for life itself. Yes. Well, the poison salons were something that came right at the start of the conceptualisation of the novel, before the idea was even novel sized. Maybe I could get to that later. But I immediately knew from the beginning about the dark, fin de siekla world that I wanted to set the story in, the main character, Bella Donna, her name, what she would do, the work she would do. This was all part of the texture of that world. I think the poison salon is the exclusive secret thing that she runs at the end of the official salons that just felt like a very interesting way to make those themes a bit tangible and a little bit tasty, I suppose, a sort of texture to the world. But I think something that interests me is that the character Bella Donna works in this world. She runs these salons and she takes on a very ambitious devotee apprentice and that's the perspective character. That's who we see the story, who we see the novel through in her eyes. Quite quickly, they get a little bit used to it. We have this glamorous showpiece thing she does, but what I was quite interested was showing the work that goes on beneath creating that kind of glamorous or that dangerous or that show -stopping event. They actually get a little bit used to it. It's central to what they do, but it's also part of the job. They run these things and the business and the practicalities of running these things, what it takes to uphold that glamorous edifice. We sort of see underneath that. There's a moment when the perspective character first learns about the poison salon because she doesn't walk in on day one. She's led up to experiencing it. She asks Bella Donna, I can't remember the exact quote, but why people come to this, why people do this. Bella Donna says, she words it a lot better than I would say it, but she says something like, she doesn't know why. It's either obvious or she's sure she doesn't want to know. We're at a little bit of distance from why people come to this. It's sort of a texture of that kind of world where we then see the relationship between the Bella Donna, who's this socialite, this mysterious character and her apprentices. They're working it through. I suppose equally, it's interesting to think that people do get blind drunk at parties and die from that. They take drugs. This perspective isn't one I don't have a particularly strong position about people doing high risk things to get a high. I'm quite liberal about that. It's just that I think the extremeness of the sort of poison berries and the way that is a combination of beauty and danger and the temptation of it feels like something. The Bella Donna is selling you that as an idea as well. The novel is kind of selling it to you as a reader. This is something someone's doing, but also her job is to sort of sell that it is particularly dangerous, particularly cool. That's part of her Fin de Sica celebrity and her glamour. Of course, after the apprentice character has done it once, she never wants to do it again. I think there's a relationship between this thing, this glamorous, decadent, dangerous thing, the poison salon, but part of the mystique of that and the upholding and the creation of the mystique of that is sort of where the book's territory really is. I love this exploration of the fact that they're very expensive. They're exclusive. Not anybody can just get into one of these poison salons. It just raises the idea of what I mentioned in the intro, this Baudelaire's saying that it's like the worst thing, the worst misery is boredom. Is that what happens when you have this extreme wealth and privilege that it's kind of horrible because the welfare state wasn't established in that period. There were tons of people who were living in abject poverty, scrabbling at life to try and keep on living. Then you've got this aristocratic class who was so wealthy that they are eating poison to try and get some kind of kick out of them. I think that that juxtaposition is that the whole moral question surrounding those ideas is so fascinating. But also, everyone knows not many people can get in. The exclusivity of it is, they talk about that. They know that's part of, you have to uphold. You have to uphold that. That's part of the fun. There is a huge consequence to, well, not just the poison salons themselves, but to the way that Belladonna behaves towards men who fall in love with her. It does force us to question the moral integrity of the world that she's constructed around herself. Was that something that was central also to you that you wanted to explore? It's a glamorous, beautiful world, but it comes at a huge cost to some people. Yeah, well, it's worth saying that the big, dramatic, jealous lover moment, I don't think it's a spoiler really because he comes in quite early. A guy appears, there's a sort of dramatic, jealous lover moment. The reason that happens, the reason we have that character, his name is Lucien, that is a trope that we have in culture and in these sorts of stories. The novel that is in the DNA of the Belladonna invitation is The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas -Phew, the son of Alexandre Dumas -Phew, who wrote The Three Musketeers and so on. His son wrote a novel, The Lady of the Camellias, which was a big hit at the time. It was adapted for stage and it later turned into the opera. Verdi adapted the story for his opera, La Traviata, and that's where Moulin Rouge gets its plot from. Although The Lady of the Camellias isn't so well known now, it has quite an interesting cultural footprint. Some of the initial skeleton of this Belladonna character and the lover who comes in and how she deals with that is a trope that I was looking to try to rework in a new way. He has his big, dramatic, jealous moment and she deals with that in a way that she doesn't deal with it in the text that I was just referring to. What I wanted was to have the man arise, but the emphasis isn't really on how she navigates that romantic or that pseudo -romantic world, but how she navigates the pressures that she's under and how that impacts on her relationship with Flora, or F, the name of the apprentice that she takes on who's watching all this happen. The relationship with the lover and how that sort of goes and how that ends up is interesting for me because of how it impacts on the central relationship between the two women. I do want to talk about Belladonna a little bit more in a bit because I do feel like there's a Rebecca vibe to her. She's on every page, but I don't feel like we ever really can say that we know who she really is. However, you mentioned F or Flora and I was so intrigued by these two names that she's sometimes Flora and she's sometimes F. There's a mask in there too. Do you have to have a mask to enter this constructed world? Who is Flora? Yeah, it's very interesting. In a way, I tried to make it quite an intimate novel. In a way, although she's F or Flora and there are things we don't know about this mysterious figure, she's also the perspective character of the book and we're sort of under her skin quite literally at times. I tried to really bring bodily sensation and feel and intensity of mental into construction her how she's seeing the world. At the same time, she's sometimes F, sometimes Flora. That's not necessarily an explicit puzzle that can be solved. It's more done through feel. There isn't a secret why she's one or the other. It's more how I felt in the writing, which name it felt like she was the best living up to in the time and in the moment. It does change. I suppose it's how she feels, who she feels she is in that moment. If she's expanded to take that kind of Flora name, which Belladonna gives her as well, or is just a letter, just a kind of ghost making things happen. I think in art, particularly in some forms, songwriting for example, or certain types of writing, certain genres, there's quite a lot of value placed on perceived sincerity or honesty, authenticity we might say. I'd argue it's maybe not necessarily about the world of art or celebrity itself that's all about masks, but particularly it's about a psychological perspective on the layers that we tell ourselves. The narratives we tell ourselves and what we tell other people, multiple selves that exist inside of us. I suppose the point is you don't need to be the top of society, La Dame, Belladonna, to have secrets and to have a sense that there are multiple selves within you and who will you show yourself to be at any one moment to other people depending on. F is a thinker, she's a planner. She's kind of a bit of a schemer, although that sounds a little bit Del Boyish. It's much more like, how can I get what I want? What do I need to do? Who do I need to be to these people in order to get from A to B? I suppose that's sort of the psychological territory that we're in, really. I think it's also, F is on the surface, we think they're going to be an entry character for the reader, I suppose. Of course, they're the perspective character, they're the one we identify with, but she's also hiding from the reader a little bit as well. It's an invite, it's to have fun to enter this world where there is mystery, there are characters who know more than what they tell you. I suppose I've just tried to embody that quality as well as depicting it. I wanted that to be something that hopefully is tantalising to the reader in form as well as in content. It is very tantalising and I was intrigued by both characters, but I'm glad that now you've kind of introduced both of these principal women. I wanted to talk a little bit about the power dynamic between them because they come from different classes. Flora is basically a servant and Belladonna is dripping with diamonds. Why set up this particular power dynamic? Class is a particular issue here and the fact that Flora is a servant to someone who stands at the very top of the social ladder. The power dynamic and the basic power struggle between them was the whole reason to write the novel, to be honest. As I mentioned earlier, I alluded to Lady of the Camellias and I had an idea to do a kind of goth, poison -y version of that. We'll call her Belladonna, she'll wear the blackberries in her hair and that all came quite fully formed. It felt like an idea that could potentially make quite a creepy short story. Fine. The jealous lover arrives, she deals with him, the end. I didn't quite write it because somehow there was something missing. There wasn't quite a reason to write it. It didn't feel like I had everything that I needed. There was a point where I was just puzzling over one of those scenes, maybe her and Lucienne or something. I suddenly thought, wait, who's watching this? Who's seeing this happen? Suddenly, it was one of those rare thunderbolt moments. Well, you know how it is artistically. You have a bolt from the blue that's actually a decade in the making. I'm sure I'd already had this idea, probably. The perspective is that Belladonna has a close assistant. She has a close person or someone, a devotee, who idolises her and she watches this. Suddenly, the muscle of the story is the power dynamic, the power struggle between those two. Then the guy coming in is like, you know, that's just part of the job. What does our shift bring us today? Ah, it's a guy. Then the romantic story isn't the focus, but it's the friendship or the test, the tempestuous combination of dependence and subversion between those two women. In a way, making her a servant or a lower class just makes Belladonna's world even more unobtainable because then that's further that you also do it. Whenever you don't, you do. That's also a handy driver to talk about wanting and desire. The notoriety that Belladonna has and the fame she has makes her far more distant. When we first see her, she's literally on the top of the private box in the balcony and F is staring up at her from below. That's one of the first dynamics between them that we see. I don't think it's a spoiler to say F is looking at Belladonna throughout the entire book. I wanted F to set out to achieve something unobtainable. Having her background be from the printing press in that kind of world was a deliberate decision as well because I wanted the Belladonna. She's got a very famous signature. She signs her name with black purple ink. She's associated with fine art, with calligraphy, with, as you say, dripping with diamonds. There's a liquidity to her as well as beauty and jewelry and so on. Whereas F has come from working in a printing press is all about industrial technologies. It's about replication. It's about mechanical reproduction. We're deliberately putting letters to create a specific thing that you need, which is how F goes about navigating the world. In comparison, what she sees Belladonna doing, and of course this is F's perspective, what she sees Belladonna doing is all about glamour and relationship building and beauty and rehearsal and performance and liveness. F is much more thinking in terms of these little metal blocks.
A highlight from Shane Mac of XMTP | The Power of Web3 Messaging
"We do this not because it is easy, but because we thought it was easy. Welcome to the show, Hashing It Out, Shane from XMTP. I wanted to try and bring you on to learn more about what XMTP is trying to do. So why don't you do the normal thing, give us an introduction, kind of where you come from, what XMTP is, and we'll dive into it. For sure. Thanks for having me. It's good to see you guys. I like this vibe in this basement we're in. It's incredible. XMTP is a secure messaging protocol for Web3. And so our goal is to allow any walled address in the world to be able to communicate with any other walled address. And, you know, we've been working on it a little over a little over like two years. Me personally, I've been in messaging my whole career. And so I was back in the early days when I was like 13 years old, I was on eBay selling baseball bats because I was a baseball player. And I realized that from 10 to 12 to 13, you go through three different bats and your mom buys you three different bats with a different weight limit every year. And I didn't want the old bat. Put it on eBay, sold for 150 bucks, charged people 60 bucks shipping and handling. It's like robbery. And all my friends, mom's bought them bats, no one wanted the old bat. So I started selling them. But really, the ability to connect with strangers, meet people, sell things. And it all led to just communication kind of was one of those just early curiosities I had. And so from that to college, I started building a way for Facebook photos to show up on top of email back in 2005. And so I was trying to make email more human or more social. And back then, it was creepy as fuck, like people like, why are you connecting my Facebook and my LinkedIn and my email? These are different worlds. These are different lives offline and online haven't really happened yet. You didn't really meet people online that you knew offline like that kind of didn't exist. College was a little different. When I saw Facebook, I was like, I know all these people. But, you know, over time, that led to a company called Gist .com, which was the first social CRM to ever take like social data, map it to emails. And we grew to about 100 million people in under two years. And in 2010, Blackberry bought us and I worked on BBM. And really, when I saw Blackberry Messenger, that was the light bulb for me. That really kind of felt like the future. I was like, this is how the future should work. This is how people should interact. This is how brands should interact. You know, the double checkmark, you could see someone read it in a BBM PIN code and then your status was BBM and that's why you bought phones. And I realized how much value people put on, like the status of having a Blackberry Messenger PIN code. And since that day, I think messaging has kind of become something that people really identify with and it drives their behavior. You know, as much as the blue bubble sells iPhones, I think back then it was BBM. And so I worked on messaging for the next 10 years and still working on messaging.
A highlight from Web3 Marketing's Next Big Thing: Mass Messaging Across Wallets with Shane Mac
"In this episode, I'm joined by Shane Mack, the CEO and co -founder of XMTP. We had an intimate conversation about Shane's entrepreneurial history, where we took a detailed glimpse into his previous startups, multi -million dollar acquisitions, and his vision for the XMTP protocol. The motivation behind this episode was to capture a core pillar of Web3 growth networks and why communication is the bedrock for any thriving project or company in the ecosystem. Their recent partnership announcement with Coinbase wallets sparked a wave of excitement around wallet -to -wallet communication, especially at Bello. Recently, Bello integrated XMTP, where users can now send mass messages to their NFT collectors, or rather any list of wallets. XMTP is key for Web3 mass adoption, and I couldn't be more excited to capture this moment on Mint. So without further ado, I hope you guys enjoy our conversation. Mr. Shane Mack, welcome to the Mint Podcast. Thank you for being on. How are you doing? Hey, it's great to be here. I'm doing great. How are you? Feeling alive, even more excited to share these next, what, 45 minutes, an hour together to talk about the future of wallet -to -wallet messaging, growth marketing, and where community building lies in Web3. But before we get into all that, Shane, I think a good place to start is to understanding more about your background particularly, more so from the perspective of how did you get into Web3 and even getting to building XMTP? Yeah, it's funny. I go all the way back to when I was 12 years old. When I was in eighth grade, I found eBay, and I was a baseball player. I grew up playing baseball. That's all I did. And between 10, 12, and 13 years old, you actually get three different bats. You get a small barrel with a weight limit, you get a big barrel with a weight limit, and then a big barrel with a lesser weight limit. So you have to get three new bats three years in a row. And I got on eBay, and I found this site, and I was like, I wonder if I could sell this TPC slugger my mom bought me last year. And $179 later at an auction, and $40 shipping and handling because everyone was stealing money on shipping and handling back then. I sold this bat, and I made like $220. I was like, holy shit, I was like, everyone has all these bats. And I ended up having a deal with the UPS driver. They would drop off the triangle boxes at our house every Tuesday and Thursday that fit bats perfectly. It had a bubble wrap, had a little printer machine in my house that would print out all the shipping labels, had a PayPal account in my dad's name because I couldn't even have a credit card. And I would end up asking all my friends if they didn't want their bats anymore that their moms bought them the year before. And everyone's like, I don't want that bat anymore, I'd sell it to you for $20. And I had this entire bat business. And it really just the ability to like talk to anyone in the world and the power of the internet for doing commerce and communication and the messaging feature on eBay, you kind of negotiate, people are always asking you questions, doing customer service. And, you know, I was 13. And to just think back to how I grew up in this tiny town called Bartonville, Illinois. And, you know, I had nine kids in my graduating class. I lived in the middle of corner fields. And the internet really was this like vehicle for opportunity and to meet people that I never thought I could meet. And so I did that for a few years and it ended up being a pretty cool business for being, you know, young and trying things on the internet. And when I got into college, I was at this little college called Western Illinois University. In 2005, I started trying to build, I taught myself how to code a little in college and I started trying to build a script that would pull Facebook photos right when the Facebook dot com launched and LinkedIn photos and put them on top of email addresses. And that really led to me trying to make email more social, but I didn't know it wasn't called social back then. It was just photos from the Facebook and make it more human. I was like trying to see who I was talking to because at the time offline and online didn't really exist. You didn't really meet anyone in the real world who you met online. Online dating was huge stigma. Facebook was kind of new. And so aggregating information about people who you really knew and pulling that together was kind of a foreign concept. And I was just doing it because I was curious about humans and I was just curious about who's this person I'm emailing and what do they look like? And so I was kind of just piecing it together in a simple way that led me in 2007 to meet someone on Twitter who was in Seattle and this guy, TA McCann, he was like asking me about this thing I was building. What are you doing? I started looking what he was building. He was doing a company called mind box and it was about mining your email inbox to find information about anyone you've ever met. And if a year ago I met you, we emailed and then today you had news about you. It would be like, Hey, Shane Adams in the news today. You should follow up and say, you know, Hey, congrats. You're in the news. And at the time, you know, I didn't really know anybody with news about them because in college no one has news about them. I didn't know how business worked. I was like, I don't know. I don't really have news, but I have social data. People are posting stuff on their wall and they have photos and can tag people in photos. And this Twitter thing was kind of happening. And so it was interesting. I started pulling Twitter photos into the little thing to put on top of email and he was like, social data on top of email is the future. And you'll get to know more about who you know in business and you'll have a single identity every around person. And he kind of really saw the future. He was 20 years older than me. And I just was like trying to see a face on top of a Gmail address really. And so we talked for a while. I kept giving him feedback about his product and that ended up being like this relationship that changed my whole life and trajectory. I didn't even know what a startup was. This guy, TA, was like, why don't you come build a startup? Like, well, let's just go build this company. We should go do it. Be like a social CRM. I didn't even know what a CRM was. And we went and built Gist .com, G -I -S -T. It was the first like social CRM ever. And we grew it from zero to a hundred million people in under two years. I think it was one of the fastest growing social products back in the day. And it was that era where, you know, the Twitter founders and Facebook and everyone, they were like, what can you do with this API? What can you do with this social data? See if you can do anything cool with it. Like there was no price. There was no real rules. It was a very like optimistic moment of social media. And I was just so inspired to be able to connect with anyone in the world. And I had met this guy named TA McCann and I, how am I like getting to work with him? I moved to Seattle and long story short, he ended up working for Paul Allen, the founder of Microsoft. That's whose inbox he was mining. And Paul was our first million dollar check. Brad Feld led our little A round. We got acquired by Blackberry for $50 million two years later. And I, you know, those kind of like moments or people you meet from just interactions online always led me to just believe so much in the power of the social internet, the power of messaging, communication, et cetera. And once I got there, Blackberry, I got to see BBM. And when I saw BBM, Blackberry messenger, that really was the moment where it all clicked for me. I was like, messaging is the future. It is how all interactions should happen. The phone should be messaging. The way I talk to businesses should be messaging. And like, why doesn't the world work that way? And, you know, through a lot of reasons, Blackberry messenger died and Blackberry kind of collapsed as the iPhone had a rise. WhatsApp happened. BBM didn't leave the Blackberry platform. And ultimately, WhatsApp, you know, became the messaging platform globally. And iMessage and iPhone became the OS and Android and messages on Android is also a massive application. And so the next 10 years, I was CEO of a company called Assist, which was business messaging. We were the first company to launch businesses being able to talk to customers and do bots and automation on top of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Apple Business Chat, SMS, et cetera. So the whole messaging wave of the last 10 years. We got acquired in 2019. And I, during that lockup, you know, I had been in San Francisco for over 10 years. And a lot of my friends were working on crypto. I had actually met this guy named Adam Draper on a train ride from San Francisco to Palo Alto in 2011. And Adam told me about Bitcoin. And I have this moment, there's a bunch of tweets about it because we've talked about it online a lot. He tapped me on the shoulder actually. And he said, Hey, is this you? And it was a photo of me and this guy named Jeff Morris on Path, this old social network. There was like a private social network back in 2011. And he's like, is this you? And I was like, yeah, it's me. He goes, that's my buddy Jeff you were with last night. And I didn't even know who Adam was. And I was like, oh, that's cool. It's good to meet you. What are you working on? He's like, I'm starting this new fund. We're investing in Bitcoin companies. And I was like, wow, what's that? What's a Bitcoin? And for the next hour, he told me about how Bitcoin either will be a really nerdy science experiment or something that changes the world. And it wasn't until you have someone like Adam and his conviction and his belief that gives you the belief to just believe in Adam. Like I didn't really know that much, but I was like what he's working on and someone like that. And I think that was the coolest thing about San Francisco is being around people working on the future who truly understand it and believe it. And that moment kind of really opened my eyes and I became more curious about it. Probably five, six years later when the Ethereum movement kind of happened, a lot of my friends I knew and developers I knew started working on top of blockchains. And so I'd always been curious about kind of Web3 and crypto. But I was building a company, so I didn't really have a lot of building or anything in it. And I was focused on how do you do secure messaging and how do you do messaging for consumers and brands and build a platform for that. And then in 2019, when we got acquired, I was talking a lot to Matt and Matt and I lived next to each other in San Francisco for 10 years. And we also grew up living next to each other in tiny towns in Illinois that we didn't know we were we didn't we didn't even know we lived in when we lived there. And we found that out later in SF. And he was like, look at what's happening around DeFi and the Robert Leshner, the founder of Compound Labs, he was like, I have 11 billion dollars in a smart contract.
A highlight from 1237. Black Dog Syndrome - Using Pets To Teach Anti-Bullying
"Celebrating the connection with our pets this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Okay I want you to look into your wallets or your phone either one right now and if all of the pictures in there are of your cat or your dog or your ferret or whatever animal you have you found the right show this is it Animal Radio. We're all just as crazy about our animals as you are and we have Dr. Vitts crazy like over the we're certified we're lucky to have a radio show but they said animals why not you know few of us have animals in fact about 68 percent of households have animals and if you don't what are you waiting for the shelters are just waiting for you to come on down and meet some beautiful animals that will capture your hearts and you can take them home with you and have a brand new forever friend. I just kind of sort of went off on a tangent there. Yeah you did Hal and I was thinking how wonderful that was beautiful. So we're going to go to the phones here we have Dr. Debbie to answer all those vet medical questions we have dog father Joey Vellani who's a groomer extraordinary you've seen him on Animal Planet's Dogs 101 and groomer has it and he you know we thought that you didn't need to groom an animal until he came on board and we realized what we were really missing out on how well our animal could look if we gave it a little attention. Regular grooming. So if you want to talk to either one of them it's free of charge directly from the animal radio app for iPhone and Android and Blackberry it's a free download thanks to those folks over at Doctors Foster's and Smith and the great thing about the app is not only can you ask the questions you can listen to any show you want animal radio show the Andy Griffith show is not on there yet and but you could also browse the deep resources we have lots of resources for you and news that's important for you so if there's a recall of a certain food and you need to know about it you'll know about it through the animal radio app so we make fun about it but it's an important app to have and as I've said before it's so important I've actually downloaded it twice I have to have it twice on my phone wow you don't have to do that I'm just asking you to download it once hey Jim how you doing great where you calling from today well right now I'm in Rowland Heights Rowland Heights right is that the LA area Los Angeles area well yeah it's east of LA okay so what's going on with your animals I have the entire dream team here for you well it's kind of a weird situation I have a 17 year old in their cat has been indoor ever since my girlfriend and her son got it okay the outdoor cat I rescued it it was growing up in a while somebody dumped it off and for about a year year and a half or so it was living with raccoons oh my and then there was a couple other couple other people I guess were jumping cats off and how this cat got the one I have now got caught in a cage and went went berserk it got got an affection and hearing a society out in Pomona California and so I went down and I rescued it I nursed it back to health and it's the most horrible cat that you have ever seen Wow it's on the bed on the pillows or always tries to bathe me oh that's wonderful so what's going on with these guys Jim what's your problem well I see bumps every now and then I don't see fleas or ticks or anything and they haven't been scratching up like a zoo okay all right do they have any sores on their bodies well I see bumps I can feel bumps but when I look it could be sores but I think it's from them scratching or biting or picking on themselves okay all righty so if we see little small bumps or feel them on cats especially if they're kind of like if you look at them closely they might be a little pink almost like a pimple and sometimes they'll have a scab on them then then that can be a condition we call miliary dermatitis and it's miliary little bumps dermatitis can happen from a lot of different reasons in cats the number one thing that causes it is flea allergy dermatitis so that's always the number one thing on my list when I hear of kitties that have these little bumps usually around the neck the head sometimes on the chest but also along the back there are some other causes of that as well and that might be things like a bacterial infection allergies or food allergies and even things like ringworm so cats don't always have to get ringworm with like a hair loss like a person does they can actually get these little bumps so since you do have a kitty going outside I'm gonna say number one thing we need to focus on is flea control and the funny thing that I always have this conversation with folks about cats and a lot of folks will say oh I never see fleas or any evidence of fleas on my cat and that's because in many cases cats are doing what they do best they groom and they groom themselves really well so we can't count on seeing evidence of fleas on cats if we're in an area that has fleas and especially with having one going outside we really need to treat appropriately with that and that might be a combination of a oral product such as comfortus along with a topical product on a regular monthly basis so that is by far the number one thing I'm doing for both cats the other thing and if we do have fleas to realize is if you have that one cat going outside we're gonna struggle we are gonna struggle hard to control fleas and any resulting skin side effects because of that so if we're really concerned about getting this on under control we'll try to keep the outdoor cat indoors for about a month's time so we can really do our best to try to get the flea control under our belts there but then you know this would be something if you haven't already taken the babies to the vet you know we we'd want to do that and just make sure we don't have something like ringworm and check to see if we need to be on an antibiotic or if they do see fleas sometimes we'll use a bit of a steroid just to help decrease the itch so we don't have so much self trauma as a result of the itch because dogs cats they can have flea allergy dermatitis which means they are reasonably itchy from the bite of the flea from the saliva so it doesn't have to be that that we have tons of fleas it could be one flea and if you have an allergic pet they are just going crazy from that itch so that's when we'll often use things like you know prednisone or other types of steroids just to help kind of quiet down that reaction there as far as you know them bathing themselves you know looking and and and all that you know well I guess what you call washing your body or something they always do that through all day long yeah yeah that's normal I mean kitties they are fastidious creature so you know it is really their job to keep that hair coat looking good and if something offending is there they're gonna get it out of there so yeah that's why you know they may just be doing a really good job of that so so you got a little bit of work there Jim but you know work with your veterinarian and see about getting the right treatment and the right products so you know this is something I definitely like to work with my clients because some of the topicals alone aren't going to give us the quickest relief especially with the allergy dermatitis we got to use some of these quick kill type products and many of them are the oral forms right yeah I tried it for a while and I wasn't sure if I was helping it or not and to me it didn't seem like it made a difference you tried what I missed the front line he tried frontline so we're talking about some of the oral so this is different medicines these are medicines that you you take internally is that correct right right and there's you know there's not every topical is created equal so we prefer to have a topical that if possible has a quick kill if not that's when we pull out the oral medications cap star come forward us and a lot of these they will kill those fleas so quickly but if your cat's going outside they're gonna get reinvested so that's where keeping them indoors just to get a handle on things can be very helpful for the initial stages of trying to treat this I applaud you you're doing something right Jim we got that 17 year old hat so give those babies a hug and a little scratch and thanks so much for your call all right take care Jim we appreciate it yeah we have Nike the studio cat and it just takes one flea bite and he is yeah his whole body gets covered with sores and the comfort has worked very well for us and a steroid shot that day when we discovered that cleared him up fast if you happen to have a Yorkshire terrier shih tzu a pug or a mini schnauzer did you know did you know our very own talented doctor Debbie has written books called how to be your dog's best friends about these breeds right here and I'm gonna try to convince her to work on some other breeds but if you have one of these right now you definitely want to have this Guardians manual available as Kindle books over at amazon .com and of course we have links over at animal radio .com are there any natural holistic treatments for fleas I mean I get tired of searching for one well like all the old old wives things like garlic really don't work as far as like the skin so soft you can do that in a diluted spray and that can be one thing you can use trying to think holistic isn't my forte I just feel so bad dumping a chemical on my cat skin or dog you know and I'm with you on that I really am because I spilt I accidentally spilt some of that front liner advantage and it splattered on my keyboard on my computer and it ate a little hole right where it splattered you think of all the different types of products and if you put them on a plastic which is plastic is just not a normal substance wait but you would put something on skin that would eat away at plastic I just don't know I I I'm having a hard time with that doc well there's different carriers and such within those products which may not necessarily be causing a problem but will on plastic and yeah can cause a surface change so hmm okay by the same token I used to I did find a natural one one time in the store and this was many moons ago at least ten years ago and but it was like a clove oil and something else and and it was way too strong I tested it on my 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"blackberry" Discussed on Double Tap Canada
"Okay, rant over now, back to studying and finding a job. May the source be with you, God bless Aaron Linton. Thank you, Alan. I don't know if it goes so far to say mastodons are a fad, because I think it's been around for a long time. Alongside and running alongside Twitter, it's just not been picked up by the mainstream, right? I mean, a lot of people have moved over there. And there are people who are using Mastodon who probably think, why are all these people here? This was a nice place. And suddenly it's been destroyed by all these people who've just decided to come here because they don't want to use Twitter anymore. So there's probably that point of view going on over a Mastodon. I think the problem is it's not a direct replacement for Twitter. That we can at least all agree on surely. It's not a replacement for Twitter because it's not the same thing. It's similar, but it's not the same. And it's not as mature, right? It hasn't got all the features and functionality that we've become used to on Twitter. But I think Aaron's got the point there of like when WhatsApp holds that fuss over WhatsApp in the privacy being a user data being shared. Everyone was saying about signal and telegram, although they're well established and still going. I mean, you could say it was a fad that everyone was all right, I'm leaving and going there. And everyone sort of drifted and trickled back to WhatsApp and now everyone's back on WhatsApp anyway. So I can see it from that point of view. I agree with you. It's definitely not a fad.
"blackberry" Discussed on Double Tap Canada
"And of course, it's talking about BlackBerry, but it's the company behind BlackBerry, which was known as research in motion. Which was the hot new tech company of the time. I remember getting my first bite, but I will see this. I remember there was a period of time when they had a screen reader. I remember the BlackBerry screen reader that you had to side load onto this thing. And it kind of worked. It wasn't brilliant at all. I mean, if you had no vision, this was not an option for you. I had low vision enough to be able to use it at the highest text setting. And it was actually, it was actually the only phone at the time that I remember I could get the text size up to about 56 point. That was the only device I could do that on. I had the black body carve. I think like the 93 60. I can't remember the name of the number of it, but it was something like that. And then I had the BlackBerry bald, black people. That was a good one because that was like that was the Porsche ones. That was the posh business one was the Porsche business ones, but when you're in a company, you got the carve. The earliest ones were my favorite. At least ones because they were excited you are. But they had a keyboard and an actual physical keyboard on that thing. Yeah. Okay, cool. Well, I'm sticking with my Nokia. That's the future. It was all about the accessibility for me. And as you said, accessibility on the BlackBerries were pants. It's probably that way. So yeah, there was no go, even though they did rule the world for a while. In these sad. Okay, let's get some of your emails because of course there's always a lot you have to say. Key has been in touch. Hello. John cop test demo of the habel was right up my alley. It wasn't super techy and he talked us through so it made sense. Because I'm unable to use a touch screen, I have considered purchasing one. Now the hymns since player is supposed to be able to control a smartphone. The cable controls the phone, but the sense player does much more. A table commands make sense to me. I'm eager to know if the sense players commands are easy and make sense. I hope that a demo is forthcoming. K thank you, Kate.
"blackberry" Discussed on Double Tap Canada
"We're at version four now, and it's only been out a few months. Yeah, to be honest though, I think, as I said, I think the whole tech world has been surprised by the progress of chat GPT, and let's not forget that there's so many different projects that these big tech companies invest in that never see the light of day that fall over and die. There's a chance that Microsoft took a chance on this and it paid off at the end of the day. Everyone else is working on it, but they haven't hit this level yet. Or OpenAI have to be to be exact. So yeah, I think there's becomes a point like with the Google search where everyone's just sort of how much does Apple Pay to have Google search in safari. It's billions they pay Google. And I can't start to think, you know, is it the same with OpenAI? Do they just pay and say, it's easier than developing our own. That makes sense. That would be the sensible approach. I know it's unlikely because of the nature of how Apple works. I think someone at one of our listeners said it's the most paranoid company on earth. And I think that's probably truth to that. I think it is a very paranoid company. I don't know why it needs to be or why it feels. That's why they're closed wall approach. They're handling of software and hardware across the complete line. Works. They are the richest company in the world. Well, you see that, but then look at OpenAI. It came out of what felt like nowhere. And look at the capabilities of that. So I think there's different ways that I always felt when Steve Jobs left the company and he eventually left the organization before he died. I thought maybe there's an opportunity here. For them to take a different direction and be a bit more open and there's a feeling after Steve Jobs died that that's what would happen. There would be a move away from this approach where everything has to be closed in and you can't speak, but that's never really nothing's changed. Nothing's moved on. And it actually gets to the point of editing, especially in our accessibility world where we start to feel like we're just never get answers to anything. We never know what's going on. We never know because we never get told. We see updates as they come, but we never really understand the history behind it. This right through to the apple core though, right? That's never going to change. That's good. Thank you. Thank you. I know.
Mike Pompeo: DOJ Should Treat Everyone Equally
"The huge breaking news this week has been the discovery of classified documents in the homes of now Mike Pence, Joe Biden, Donald Trump. A lot of people are recognizing the disparity between the DoJ's response to president Trump and Mar-a-Lago and President Biden and now vice president Pence. It seems to me that the one person who benefits greatly from all of these breaking headlines is former president Trump because for most Americans, they're going to say, well, now it's kind of a non issue. It's a bipartisan issue. It's not just a Trump factor. It's not just his problem. And so let's turn the page on that controversy and I think Americans are reminded of the very distinctly different way our government responded to Trump's classified documents and Biden and Pence. Is that fair or do you think I'm overstating that? Well, you know, I don't want to do the politics so much. But your point about the inequity, the unequal treatment that was given is absolutely certain. I hearken back to. I served on them in ghazi committee, Mike. It seems like, seems like a long time ago. When we found classified information on secretary Clinton's server on her handheld on her BlackBerry device, I remember this incredibly well. FBI didn't rate her home justice department didn't go after her. Look, classified information matters. Everyone who handles it has to treat it appropriately. If you get it wrong, if you make a mistake, admit it, get the document backwards supposed to be. Don't bring politics in this treat. Everyone evenly. Not only Republicans, Democrats, but treat equally senior officials and private force class in the United States Army who mishandled documents. We get that right. We treat this stuff seriously. We can protect America's secrets, which at the end Mike is what this is really all about.
"blackberry" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"New York City mayor Eric Adams says shutting down the city is as dangerous as COVID appearing on ABC's this week the new mayor compared the economic devastation of a citywide lockdown to the current pandemic COVID is a formidable opponent and we must pivot and evolve with it But you can't do it yourself from in the crisis We have to see ourselves past the crisis With an unemployment rate double the national average Adams promised to work with company heads to make the city attractive to businesses He also wants to create a centralized job database to get New Yorkers back to work Adams said the key to getting the city back on his feet will be in striking a balance between public health and economic preservation BlackBerry phones not on the Android operating system are about to stop working support from the company is being cut starting this Tuesday January 4th for all BlackBerry phones using any other operating system such as BlackBerry ten 7 and earlier As of Tuesday the older phones will not be able to use data make phone calls send text messages or go online The Powerball jackpot is climbing to $522 million Nobody won the $500 million prize in the Saturday night drawing So the jackpot rolls over to Monday The estimated jackpot will be 522 million with the cash value of over 370 million not everybody went away empty handed Saturday evening three tickets sold in Arizona Florida and California were worth $1 million The Rubicon theater is about to undergo changes the downtown venture venue will now be called the Rubicon theater company at the Karen Jackson theater Jackson is a frequent donor to the Rubicon The east Main Street theater recently purchased a one and a half $1 million residential building for an artist retreat that will serve as a place where traveling performers have a place to stay The retreat is within walking distance of the theater and will be named for.
"blackberry" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Mental health support The boulder county fire burned over 6000 acres as of Friday morning and destroyed nearly 1000 structures Families in superior and Louisville are getting their first look at the devastation left behind following the Marshall fire Governor Jared polis vowed Colorado would help rebuild what was lost We built back from other disasters like the 2013 flood And we will build back stronger from this one because we are Colorado strong Fema and Colorado agencies are working together to help those who lost their home recoup their losses Congresswoman Liz Cheney says Trump should never be anywhere near the Oval Office again appearing on CBS's face the nation the Wyoming Republican and vice chair of the January 6th committee doubled down on her disapproval of the former president She said the panel's findings will lay out the facts for the American people surrounding last year's attack on the capitol Cheney said the testimony that Trump took no action as he watched the violence unfold on TV demonstrated a complete lack of fitness for office Another drug company may be offering a COVID vaccine this year the novavax BioTech company filed its final data with the FDA on Friday Novavax says if all goes according to planets next step will be to submit a request for emergency approval within the next month The company says its COVID vaccine is protein based setting it apart from Pfizer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson BlackBerry phones not on the Android operating system are about to stop working Support from the company is being cut starting this Tuesday January 4th for all BlackBerry phones using any other operating system such as BlackBerry ten 7 and earlier As of Tuesday the older phones won't be able to use data make phone calls send text messages or go online I'm dean kodiak 21 people have been rescued from two aerial tram cars dangling over a mountain in northern New Mexico Jim Forbes with the latest The general manager of the sandia peak tramway near Albuquerque says two tram cars became stuck Friday night because of icy conditions In a tweet the Bernal Leo county fire department says all the passengers have been rescued and are safely at base The department says the cars got stuck around 2 a.m. after ice accumulated unusually fast I'm Jim Forbes Some Southern California beaches are still closed due to a sewage spill Brad Siegel reports A press release from the city of Long Beach says of raw sewage was leaked into the Dominguez channel Thursday which empties into the ocean The city says it's closing all swimming areas near the channel because of the spill the leak occurred in the city of Carson after a main sewer line failed about 7 miles of beaches are being closed as water quality teams test for pollutants It's the second major Southern California sewage spill in 6 months On Saturday officials said 8 and a half million gallons of untreated sewage leaked into the channel and from there into the ocean starting on Thursday The leak was fixed late Friday but testing must continue in the waters off the coast to determine when it will be safe for people to swim there again North Texas is ringing in the.
"blackberry" Discussed on The Drill Down
"Your life. Yeah so what are these guys. good at. What does management here really good because that have made fun of them for ignoring twenty twenty in their in their splashy presentation of their powerpoint. The you know they really did show. You know even growth fantastic cash flow growth. Oh you're you're after you after you have thirty. Three percent free cash flow growth of forty percent year after year after year. We know these guys have clearly put some financial numbers that are impressive. What what is it that they're so good at. Yeah i mean. We're not giving them too much credit in terms of being able to get back business to where it was. You know Essentially they're just benefiting from the recovery in that sense yes. They're know they're they're they're financial. I commend seems to be showing but really what we like is the fact that the company is showing a willingness to be adaptable to changing times. And rethinking what their core offerings should be You know it's it's they're not a doubling down and and trying to get back to where they were and grow with the same strategy. It's where is the world going. And what type of solutions can we afford a provide To adapt to that new world we subscription angle. Yeah and it does look like Up until june at least they were. Lazy won't point out that went from a small fraction of what they were doing in twenty nineteen to you know a lot better position. I mean they went from. I guess they were saying in january that about half of the business. They didn't jenner. Twenty nineteen but by june was eighty percent of what they did in june of twenty eight nineteen but delta variant. Has you know. There's we have a lot of data about this yet. But i've been doing things like creating searches on google trends for did a thing that they could put it on the on the twitter a an update this when we run the interview and and and was compare the searches for how book trip to outweigh cancel. The trip and the cancellations cancellation cancellations were more canceling flights. Then anytime at least searching for that phrase than anytime. Since i think february of two thousand twenty the look of the delta variant was really significantly. Impeding travel you have a business. Travel obviously isn't back. Maybe that's a big part of trip advisors biz of work. But you have companies like google facebook starbucks uber who are just aren't open up again until next year and that can't be helpful to tripadvisor. No that's totally fair And we don't know the impact of delta area and but at the same time we also probably this time last year. We didn't think that we'd make this much progress years later. So obviously we have to look at it through someone of optimistic lance that the world will continue to reopen and things will continue to get better as vaccination rates go up and and so forth but ultimately we we don't evaluate investments on you know one month three months even one year basis. You know we look at things on a multi year basis and hopefully on a multi year basis. the world will be back to where it is in the world. We'll be back in a way. That's demand more flexibility With where they aren't what they do and And tripadvisor we think it could be in the middle of that and ultimately this is an asset that we think given the raw numbers of of people coming to the site and the Synonym ity muscles now is great. The fact that is synonymous with With travel could make an acquisition target as well. I mean you could see a company like amazon. Throw this in there into the mix you know if you're already paying for prime. Would you be willing to pay ten dollars more for a access to stuff like this. But but ultimately. I think this does make sense. You know within the portfolio of a larger company so as long as the content is there in the content is virtually irreplaceable. The gathering a billion reviews no easy feat. It's worth should be worth a fair amount of money to someone and it's only love. The company's worth the user grits the content. You sell it. I mean just the number of photos. They have on that site that that travelers dancer martians offers so unique resource. Then you're getting be getting the business time sales and optionality on the on the subscription side. So we like it. We'd like you. Jim shock moncton chocolate clockwise. Capital joins us from the city of miami. Lucky yes thank. You are going to have a number about the number of photos. The trip advisor has a number of jaw-dropping on how candid traveler photos. They've posted on the site. We'll have that number as the drill down bite when the drill down continues but first the drill down is brought to you by era era. Give yourself an information advantage. Connect directly to earnings calls and other events with live transcription and event. Intelligence era a. I. e. r. a. dot com. And if you have a favorite podcast platform what we all do like having a favourite child. You don't necessarily tell him but tune in. I have favored tune in way to listen to podcasts terms. It's tune in because you can listen to tune in for example does nor voices at two times speed with through that drill down podcast like fifteen minutes but make sure click subscribe and follow us to catch every show and let us know what companies. you'd think. We should be drilling down on. Talk to us on twitter and instagram. I following that drill down pod connect with us directly at our website. This pod dot net rebecca drill down by that one number that tells us a whole lot about tripadvisor. Tripadvisor has get this. Isaac three hundred million candid traveler photos on their site. Wow so think about that like every crappy restaurant hotel car rentals at u. i. crappy why you say crappy who now the good ones do. But i feel like when you've got those kind of candid shots you get a real sense of what a place is like the yul log onto a hotel website. They all look like four seasons or some other professional you know and then you get there and it's like wow. This isn't quite like the picture. Yeah so i'm. I'm a big fan of those trip advisor era. I should find wonder if i can find the really really mean reviews of left. I'm not that guy really. Could you see you would realize guy. I can see occasions. It was the only revenge could have find those. I'll put those on at koi. Tv house twitter. We do appreciate listening to the drill. Down podcast isaac webster's executive producer. Ben wilson is our editor and cory johnson. The drew lonzo podcast network..
"blackberry" Discussed on The Drill Down
"Next drill down. Let's look at sun core son course. Course trades under s shares of risen fifty five percent over the past twelve months but some bad news. This week yet. Terrific little story a scoop from Robert tuttle a bloomberg news He found that sun cores of sin crude canada which is a light crude producer majority owned by sun core and massively cut their september supplies to mechanical disruption at their oil sands site in alberta and That that they were cutting as much as twenty percent to one of the customers. Apparently reporter got ahold of force majeure notice sent to one of the four owners earlier this month. Customers informed of a supply could could've much of twenty percent in the month of september The company at least Was wasn't did not come up with. This release was broken by bloomberg news. But maybe wanna look at. What's going on with those oil sands producers oil sands of course by some measure the most polluting types of oil discovery. They've actually made a really big commitment. Knowing that's a problem up there. Indeed knowing that some of the pipelines the keystone excel in particular was fought by environmentalists because of the pollution that comes out of the oil sands process will the oil sands makers have actually made a commitment. A handful of them for them suncorp included to Get to net zero carbon emissions by twenty fifty nine twenty fifty s a long ways off but the notion you could have any kind of production there without those are massive pollution that we've seen thus far is an carbon emissions is really impressive. Given what the business here. Ceo mark little talking about their goal to take the whole oil sands industry to carbon emissions net zero by twenty fifty essentially. This is about taking the whole oil sands industry and that zero by twenty fifty It's like i. I view this as an unprecedented collaboration between the oil sands producers. It represents ninety percent of the operators today though. I fully expect that we will have the remaining Operators join this journey as we go forward. There's one very significant foundational set of infrastructure. That that we see is critical to this. And it's around building the arben capture and sequestration capability for the industry We think this is about fifty percent of the industry relation as we go forward as we think the future and so it's really important by working together. We realize we. We can drop the cost of this significantly because we can all use a lot of common infrastructure and we can go faster and we can do it cheaper. All of which. I think is super important in this journey going forward so you know saying the right things. That's better than they used to see if they get it done There's this carbon sequestration process that they don't even know how to do yet but they think they can get their twenty fifty probably a good goal and you know let's also think of what this means so for the rest of the world of oil right now you've got Those guys produced Two hundred seventy five thousand barrels between january and may according to regulators and canada you know candidates slows down gulf of mexico has been slow to recover from the affirmation hurricane ida which louisiana august twenty nine so you had the offshore production mostly shut in And so you got about three hundred thousand barrels not coming out the gulf of mexico you got. We don't know how much not coming out of alberta with his mechanical problem. That probably means go. Oil prices heading up which affects all kinds of industries. What agreed scoop. We gotta give it to bloomberg for that. Yeah robert tuttle. All right well coming up. Our gas clockwise. Capitalist james chock talks to us about trip advisor. This is a heating system on a lot better than looks but i. The drill down is brought to you by brain. Trust a global talent network that matches highly skilled technical freelancers with the world's most reputable brands brain trust his help clients like bank of america. Goldman sachs porsche. Under armor and more agile teams fast at a fraction of the cost visit brain. Trust dot com that's b. r. a. n. t. r. u. s. t. dot com to learn more and the dramas brought to you by indeed pay for a job site. You should know what you're getting. Get indeed pay for quality candidates something must have requirement that you need. Don't just hope for perfect cannon. Find you d tiring tools of cut through the noise to hire faster and smarter with indeed assessments. Choose from one hundred thirty five skill tests. Make sure you're finding applications for the people with the skills you need. 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Tell me why this this is in the forefront of your thoughts today sure thanks for having me first of all You know tripadvisor. It's interesting because it's a company that has been a long around for a very long time. It was within expedia spun out of expedia It was primarily their advertising asset. But it has morphed into something much more than that. It's the number one site in terms of traffic Travel related traffic Ahead of any of the online travel agents booking you know they have five hundred million users Coming to the site and they have over or nearly a billion reviews on the site. So it's it's become a name synonymous travel. They've been really yes. I've some my best. Writing in the meanest writing ever done has been on trip advisor. Looks good bad place. Because i'm cheap on that that's good because at least i can tell you from personal experience in terms of the Not only the quality of the reviews but also the the accuracy.
"blackberry" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
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"blackberry" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"So can you get to the book. It what was the impetus to write From start up to exit in insider's guide launching and scaling your tech business while the i would say somewhat of an idealistic vision around that You may have heard of the statistics that nine out of ten startup spill but the one startup that succeeds boy. They changed the world right And if in fact if you look at the top ten companies in the world by market capitalization. Nine of them are in our software. Companies like microsoft. Amazon google cetera. So they have a tremendous impact on the economy. So my hope is that. If i can change that equation even little bit to that one. More companies succeeds one more founder succeeds and creates a big company. Then i can. Have you know in in some small way. A significant impact on the stop ecosystem significant impact on the economy supply goal is to really helps inspire founders and then make them successful help them. Avoid the mistakes that i made. Let me I am not blowing smoke. Because i read every tech that comes out and i've had An advanced copy of your book for about a month. Now and i would say that this is maybe the most comprehensive this is almost like a primer or a textbook i. I know that. I've worked with publishers before and they're like never say textbook because it sounds they feel like it will scare people away but i feel like this is the most detailed step by step. Other books are like well. Here's how to negotiate round with. Vc's here's how to find. Product market fit. Not only. do you go into okay. we'll wait. Stop what product market fit actually mean like that's a a buzzword what is what does it mean. What does it look like you go into how to split founder equity how to recruit wait employees. But you even do things like you stop and you're like you have you heard basic terms like lifetime value. Or here's what these again terms mean. And here's what they mean to your product to your start up to your business. I just have to tell you that. I don't think. I think this is the best book. In terms of comprehensively step-by-step giving a startup primer holistically. Great thank you. So much brand. I really patient feedback got his. That was the idea that this would be something that really nonleague get founders up the speed and some of the key issues that they'll face But also serve as a reference you know that they can go back diamond time again. As they make the journey through there to the startup. I would say not only founders a- you know if if you're interested in the tech industry again and you hear these buzz words that people use or you're like i don't understand what it means to accompany raised the series c. or something. You know what i mean like. Even if you're not a founder. I think that the way the modern world is like this is an excellent book. That will give you that sort of grounding and background in and how these things work if you but it is aimed as he said at founders and startups and things like that you had one lesson from the book that you would hope that the founders would take away in terms of having a successful company. Hopefully what would it be. I would say that It's really to focus in a part on hot achieve market fendt and really testing but the idea has mattered and developing an understanding of what the channels of distribution. You'll need. What will it cost for you to acquire customers. Dooney spending time on that. I think serve people really well. And that's what. I talk about extensively in the book but again the book is From startup to exit insider's guide to launching and scaling. Your business and again. It's not just it is it is a roadmap where at all stages okay. Now we need to hire. Okay now we need as you say to scale and acquire customers and it's just such a great guide for the the the basic nuts and bolts of what that actually means theresa. Thanks for coming on The internet history podcast. I encourage everyone to get the book. And and thanks for sharing your stories with us. Yeah thank you so much great to be here..
"blackberry" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
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"blackberry" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Parts. That's happening and it's not at the consumer level that you can buy and while we do touch on industrial and enterprise on the show our focuses consumer. But it's been a long time scott since we've talked about a consumer level three d. printer product that caught everybody's attention and certainly it has probably got. It's it's It's fans larger than it's ever been but you don't hear about it as much you think for reasons you mentioned but also i think this is actually a good sign. This is a sign that we are maturing in that space and when it starts happening or the big money is spent on More of the corporate level or we're printing three d rockets or whatever it is people are printing at that level and they're using titanium and steel and other crazy materials. That usually means that you're going to have a as much as i. Hate the term but a trickle down effect of the technology just like we got when printers became a thing you could finally as an individual by somewhere and they were a little expensive at first and then they got cheaper and cheaper and the efficiency went up what they could do what they're capable of one up. This is true of almost anything kind of starts. Huge giant mainframe computers. Now you're walking around with the phone in your pocket. Sometimes it takes a long time but this feels like progress to me and it doesn't mean that they're amazing things happening in the creator community or otherwise with personal. Yeah three d. printers is just that we're now past. That stage of this is a weird anomaly. The only three people in the whole neighborhood have an hour to this place. Where only gosh. This entire restaurant was prefab by three d. printer. I can't believe it like that that's progress. We're moving there was a time late. Eighties early nineties. Where personal computers faded away. There is a lot of enthusiasm for an early mid eighties personal you just kind of faded away and everybody thought of personal computers as a business thing..
"blackberry" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Author of the snob west show back with another episode of checking wall black in this segment. I bring awareness to an innovative black leader in technology this week. Spotlight is on vanessa wage. The first black woman to lead and nasa center she will serve as the thirteenth director of the johnson. Space center where she will spearhead spaceflight missions the international space station mission operations and the orion program a native of south carolina. She earned a bachelor of science in materials engineering and a master of science in bio engineering from clemson university. No stranger to the nasa community. She is a thirty year veteran of nasa. She began her career at nasa in nineteen eighty nine as an engineer who managed several space shuttle missions among numerous prestigious awards which he's earned to nasa outstanding leadership medals and to nasa achievement. Medals are both in the rank. As i've said many times before history is truly being made in real time every single day. So today we celebrate. Vanessa white in the here and now to find out more about her and her work you can follow her on twitter at the underscore. Why ch- join me next time as highlight another black tech innovator when we are aware of all innovative choices especially those in underrepresented groups the tech community thrives danke nica of an esa watches impressive. I've been to johnson space center before you have. Yeah did you think of mainly were there. Well i haven't met you yet. But i do now what i think. fusion energy is an area of intense research because it involves creating energy from pushing atoms together rather than splitting them apart that results in much less of a chance for explosions and less toxic waste. It's generally quite a bit safer and better for the environment than nuclear fission We confuse adams all day long. That part isn't a problem. The big barrier is ignition. Basically getting a reaction that's a stains itself and produces more energy than you put into it science magazine reports that scientists have lawrence livermore national laboratory aimed one hundred ninety two laser beams at.
"blackberry" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Not really expecting to market to the rest of the world. They'd love that but first they'd like self-sufficiency they they they would like wow way to be able to build a way phone Without having to rely on the united states and they've got years to go before that happens Usually you let the market decide. Even china. let the market decide in technology. Where the money should go. What president gee is doing now is really worrying. Investors worldwide investors and chinese companies. Because he's saying. I'm not going to let the market decide anymore. I'm going to decide and i'm going to decide that. They spend money on something that the investors have thought others do better and that has investors really getting cold saying like okay. So you're hurting the business. That's doing well and you want them to pour money into the business that they haven't been competitive in doesn't sound like a good business plan to me. I think i'll drop my stock and you've seen stock even with these good revenue numbers dropping for a lot of these chinese companies. Because of that. Well it'll be interesting to pay to that one You'll follow all of that stuff right on the show all right. Let's talk about blackberry. You know the phones. Remember them now. It's not really found anymore. They're now a security and industrial software company. They announced tuesday. The discovery of battle battle-axe vulnerability in its kyan x. Operating system given x using cars factory machinery medical devices. You could even find the stuff on the international space station which is pretty cool. Other companies like microsoft announced patch battle-axe owner ability in may. So you might ask yourself. Why do take blackberry so longer. Address this thing. Well politico sources say blackberry. Initially denied padlocks affected or that it did affect qn x. although us cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency or assist believed. It did so when said finally convinced them blackberry. They created a patch like you think they might but said it preferred to reach out to customers privately to warn them of the flaw rather than make a public announcement except blackberry. Also admitted it didn't have a complete list of everybody that used q. inex- because blackberry licenses to be included in products that it doesn't necessarily seller doesn't sell it all political says sees has had to create a powerpoint to explain to blackberry. What might happen if they didn't publicly. Tell everybody about this vulnerability and the head of ceases cyber division. Eric goldstein said this while we are not aware of any active exploitation..
"blackberry" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Still ten cent posted a twenty nine percent rise in q. Two prophet it's gaming revenue which is under fire. Slow too little. Also i think people are just not gaming as much as as they tend to go back out after lockdowns but fintech picked up the slack. Ten cent doubled its overseas revenue in two thousand twenty seven percent of total sales still small. But that may be a pathway forward for ten cents to do a lot more overseas in the earnings call. Ten president martin lau warned investors to expect more regulations from china but noted that quote regulation of the internet is a global trend and it's not just limited to china. It's actually happening in the us. In europe but china is really a bit ahead in terms of the execution of the more structural regulation framework. I didn't regulation china china. Lao also said from our understanding the government actually wants foster a long term sustainable development of the internet industry Basically i read that to mean like deer government. Look at us. We're going to be a team player. Lau also said our attitude during this wave of regulation we want to embrace this environment fully and we want to establish ourselves as fully compliant. Please well also good news for by. Do you may think of by do as the big search engine in china which it is But by us trying to change that perception a little bit announcing a second generation a chip the quinlan two can be used for autonomous driving and has entered mass production That's music to president. Jeez ear because that's what he wants people to a little ad that energy office social platforms on hardware. Start making some chips. Domestically by do also showed off a concept robo car and redesigned. Its taxi app with ambitions of making autonomous taxis available commercially in some cities within the next couple years by do also announced four new products with smart voice assistant in them including a smart screen. Tv so by has got the message. Like yeah we have a platform. The search engine sure but look at all the hardware. We're making We're making chips domestically like trying to win points. I kind of when you mentioned this earlier in prep and even again here That's my biggest takeaway. Here is it. feels like. They don't think they're well. They meaning the government don't necessarily think sustainability and strength comes in the form of tech talk came up or is over here and all these social services and we got huge gaming companies and these services and internet sort of social networks are not the long game. The long game is a little bit more traditional. If you think about it it's us making actual stuff that the rest of the world is going to want. The we're gonna want and will make us you know more viable everywhere and i think that's probably probably true We can have all kinds of conversations and arguments about how they get there. And if this regulation is actually healthy in the long run or or or whatever There's a lot of political stuff around that as well but at the end of the day. I think i kind of agree with this idea of you. Can't it can't all just be. Is everyone using us to search. Is everybody using us to post their videos in. Is everybody using us to talk to each other. Those are cool. And i think you can still have those and they certainly already do in a very major way But if i were them. If i were any government i would try to push toward. I don't know a more hardware based actual tangible based sort of change to that kind of you know the technology space in my country. So i don't know it's hard to argue with the argue with it then because the problem is that's not where the demand is and there are lots of companies who do it way better than you..
"blackberry" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Service in phoenix it's very limited. It has not been expanding even been some scuttle but that some of the engineers are leaving waymo On the vehicle side but waymo via seems to be trucking along real strong here And and that seems to be industry-wide we are seeing trucking logistics oriented autonomous vehicles leading the way in commercial viability. This indicates i mean the partnership with writer is smart Writers got a huge fleet And so part of this will be fleet maintenance and making sure that the trucks are good and as they are able to ramp up autonomous trucks. They'll just go right into that fleet. He's still needs some humans on board So they'll they'll be able to draw from from that pool because these are not level five autonomous trucks. In fact. I think it's with dime that that waymo via is is investigating level four autonomous trucks level. Four means you still need some human supervision They and they have to be on predetermined routes they can't just go driving all over the place on their own but when you're talking about trucks you stick them on a controlled access highway like the interstate system in the united states. And they do really well and you and it's more efficient does seem like I mean it's not quite as the cry crow flies when you're talking about these routes but it is made a lot more sense than an average driver who's just in a car and how many stops they might make in. How many random decisions they might have to make. This is just loaded up and send it so for now people in there until we get to a further certification but my question is should that industry start worrying about you know job losses one of those questions. That always comes up. I tended to to lean into the idea that oftentimes we don't see it right away but these kinds of innovations lead to other and better jobs maybe even in the same industry. maybe to support these new initiatives..
Police Operation Ironside, What Are the Implications?
"Thanks for joining us roy. Pleasure increase minus been a little. While says the first we've had you on for the yeah but Some big news on operation on side in the ustralian federal glaze And you broadly of interviewed over these. Spf often does on these types of issues. Maybe introduced us to operation on solder. Your initial kind of ticon. It and then we'll look at sort of the three pillars of the implications but for organized crime full policing and then for encryption. So yeah your initial thoughts on operation on side. Chris what you know what. I'm smiling. Because i use an old police officer ex police officer job so that's one cut away usually pleasure be week. It's a huge week in law enforcement. National league globally and for communities. And y'all are put that should share to my extra federal police colleagues and will broadly they They collaborate sti- collars unprecedented operational success. And one. Which will guys who the second you know if you if you're looking to buy some maybe maybe rights to these one. I think you've got a really good chance at going. Brought to their oscar cited that live back a few. He is an my finds. Come on with many from analog to digital by law enforcement fan themselves all of a sudden up against two things the my secure communication the bad guys could get the hanes on which is a combination of blackberries and at stripped at blackberries with lovely at called phantom secure now it took a number of years and some really amazing collaborative work between the various five. Is laura full size grip. So they said. They scrape his quo. Price between new zealand is canadians. The us a stri. And finally i got a
LG to Stop Making Smartphones After Years of Losses
"The South Korean firm had been looking for a buyer for its phone business. Algae is the third biggest in the U. S, with 10% of all smartphone sales marketplaces, Erica Barris reports. Less than 10. Years ago, L G was one of the top three smart phones out there. But the company has suffered from software and hardware issues such as a foldable phone that fell apart. Algae has had nearly six years of losses. That total around $4.5 billion as losses piled up. LG attempted to sell part of the business, but that fell through. In a statement, The company said its decision to leave the quote incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will allow LG to focus on other areas such as Elektronik vehicle components. Smart home devices and artificial intelligence. What does this mean less competition When it comes to smartphones, it'll further open up the market for Samsung and Apple. Other device makers like Nokia and BlackBerry have also given up making smart phones over the years. America. Barris for Marketplace.
The Art of Business Wars: Positioning
"Second. Happy friday everyone all week. We've been bringing you stories based on the lessons in our new book. The art of business wars which comes out on april thirteenth. If you haven't heard the episodes we earlier this week you may want to check those out. I today's lesson from the art of business. Wars is positioning. The skillful fighter puts himself into a position which makes defeat impossible. That's pro tip. From chinese general sons in his text the art of war and in war as in business if a company can find advantageous position in the market and stake. It's claim their success will likely follow someone who knew a thing or two about successful market positioning the late apple. Founder steve jobs in nineteen ninety two after jobs had been pushed out of his own company. Apple rolled out the newton message pad sort of virtual calendar and address book. Remember that the newton gained a devoted following but when jobs returned to the helm of apple in nineteen ninety seven. He promptly cancelled the product. Why well during the years jobs was away from the company apple had lost. Its distinct position. Apple had initially succeeded because it positioned itself as a maker of personal computers not business machines like then dominant brand ibm but with jobs away. Apple put out product after product until it wasn't entirely obvious what the company actually stood for when he returned jobs knew he had to make sacrifices to clarify apple's position as a maker of personal computers so he slashed several products until only four computers remained suddenly apple had regained its focus accompanies position must evolve with the market however jobs knew that by two thousand one apple was ready to take more risks. So jobs introduced the ipod and then six years later. I bet you know where this is going. The iphone came on the scene and it became a cultural phenomenon. Now the success of the iphone wasn't a given especially because research in motion already had pocket-sized communication device in the market. Remember the blackberry. Or i am had successfully positioned that device not as one that would be wildly popular with everyday consumers but as a necessary product for business people the only one secure
"blackberry" Discussed on The Security Ledger Podcast
"They had to move women into like more senior roles and show them that path. It's not just about getting people interested in. it's also keeping them in in these fields right so you stayed at blackberry for twenty years now right. So what a blackberry do right to to hold onto. Sarah yeah i think they give lots of different opportunities. So that that's key for me is okay buttery. We definitely have a had. A lot of different transitions over the last twenty years. Maybe not tonight. Your statement. I but yeah i always got to do things right and i had a couple of great leaders who just said. Oh you know what i know you can do. This is not exactly. What would currently hang on. I ve always been the mon- mindset that. Why not why not try it right. If you fail that you put something. I do think there's some people who are more held back by by that You know the the risk that cave they move to different field and they don't do as waller different wall and don't do as well than you know that will be have a big impact. I think it's additional opportunities. New learning new growth. And then yeah a couple of really great leaders in their in your article. You mentioned really interesting study or an event. Rather that blackberry sponsored that looked at technology facilitated gender based violence and It's interesting because just today and in the us off you're carrying us and canada. There was a story about this mother. Who who you know may deepfake versions of her daughters. Cheer squad Teammates and sent them around to coaches and stuff and try and get them kick off the team or something. It's a horrible story but you know there is this aspect of women in the workplace In which technology is being leveraged particularly with things like deepfakes to create a hostile environment for women or even you know threaten them talk just a little bit about that and kind of that. That event and what blackberry has has been doing on that issue while eating epic. It is really interesting that from a cybersecurity perspective were very focused on data breaches and the loss of of funds or or money in the impact of of those things. But there's much much more at stake. The amount of violence against women were technology is being used is has increased exponentially since covert. I think it's itself just in the last year up by thirty thirty to fifty percent is what the what the agencies on the ground are saying and it can take the form of as you as you described deepfake technology where you're basically fabricating sexual images like nonconsensual early on and you can go on the dark web and get this type of thing done for the one hundred dollars it. It's not inaccessible. But a council get things like public disclosure of private information. Were saying or winning women who are in the public space. Maybe they i mean just look at what they have to deal with in terms of people coming online and like comments and a boat dahmen but even worse they can. People can disclose the public information..
"blackberry" Discussed on The Security Ledger Podcast
"Welcome to security ledger. Podcast thank you. it's great having you. It's women's history month and we're talking to some prominent women in the information security field both about the work that they're doing and about their journey to information security and their thoughts on making the field more hospitable to women sir. Could you tell us a little bit about how you came to be an information security professional income the path you followed to to this field yes sure and my path to becoming a cybersecurity professional actually is very much because of blackberries path over the last twenty years so i joined up bree in two thousand one as a co-op student actually in their quality organization as part of the organization was building handsets at the time so my background as it is in math and i have a a master's in statistics as well and the great thing about but over the years being able to use that math background quite a diverse set of roles within the company. So i've been in the policy side of been in customer support and care supply chain. May factoring i was also the head of pricing in demand and supply balancing and then in the last number of years especially after our acquisition of silence. In maybe two years ago that break continued to double down on the cybersecurity. Investment and story for the company now will always were a security company. That was one of the key things about our block. Area handset technologies and the management of mobile devices within an enterprise but when we bought silence a couple of years ago we then had just even more cyber security capability within the company whether it'd be endpoint protection technologies or detection and response capabilities so The last number of years is really when. I got as part of the head of our vince. Technology development. Mavs got a lot more involved in the security side and helping to essentially keep blackberry..
Qualcomms incoming CEO on what he really thinks about Apples M1 Macs
"Welcome cristiano. Thanks for joining us on the podcast today. Very happy to be here. Obviously you had some big personal news. You renamed the new. Ceo starting to stummer congrats on that wall. Thank you so much. Incredible privilege for me to be named seal. I'm very honored butter. Yeah we'd love to hear a little bit about What are your first priorities. Going to be as the incoming ceo. Weren't you begin. A lot of people. Ask me this question. Would i like about about this transition. We're doing a qualcomm. This is a story of continuity and it's about keeping qualcomm. You know technology. I company company continue to lead the pace of innovation but having said that We have been doing over the past few years really transforming the company into beyond mobile in oh always had a very strong in mobile business our core business also the licensing business but we started to grow into automotive starting to grow into analog with our ephron sorta grow into the beginning of that so the priorities will be continued to execute on this incredible opportunity. We have ahead of us. Which is five g which is also making telecommunications or communications in general no longer unique to the mobile space but across every other industry and really capitalized on that opportunity. Cristiano to that as you take on this role what are some of the biggest challenges facing qualcomm. Wh what keeps you up at night. The number one challenge we always said in. Our businesses is very unique. We have to reinvent ourselves every year. We have to win the flagship. You know over and over again every year so you know i think all of us qualcomm. It's about making sure hours was focused in driving technology roadmap to become complacent continued to drive the roma ford. And you know right now. If asked me what keeps me up at night right now is supply chain grads as having the semiconductor industry. I think it's the result of a lot of success in general about an acceleration of digital transformation across a number of industries. But this is causing a lot of stress as the supply ching was not prepared to deal with the growth. And but you know we're navigating a very happy to the position we have right now. When is the supply chain issue going to end like. Is this something that gets resolved. Pretty quickly or is it something. That's going to take a long time until like samsung and tsmc. Some of these other companies can build mark factories. No look if will get better at the end of this year we have line of sight and even our scale We're very fortunate very well position. And we have line of sight of this going to get result with entity or but you're correct Part of solving this problem is to a celebrates didn't build out more capacity and that is about building buildings in new clean rooms in new equipment. The way to think about that shara is When depend hits There was an assumption made in general across the industry that that the capacity for semiconductor. You know for if especially if there will be recession given pandemic mike you know was it was good in the reality. What we saw was the opposite the enterprise. Transformation of the home people buy new computers by new printers. New wi fi systems upgrading broadband companies had to connect their assets. So we saw celebration of. I'm not in digital transformation across the board Paper money disappear. That's people started digitize. You know everything payments Even a small business and we always said the mobile has been very resilient five g we said Into very beginning we state our five g numbers even the beginning of the pandemic said. If i've transition is still going it's important. We ended the year the high end so all those things happen for a capacity that was not put in play for growth. And i think we're just seeing you know the effects of of demand in supply. But the manda will catch up with Supply supplier vice versa towards the end of this calendar year one area. I'm really interested to hear about is the pc market You know obviously this is an area that had tons of demands over the past year for laptops and other devices report working from home call comes made a big push in putting your mobile chips in. pc's We saw apple. Come out with. Its m one powered max which proved to be extremely popular How is demand for those m one devices. Impacted your focus on pc chips. Hasn't your computers more and demands like what sort of impact has the m one had on akam pc. This days is one of my favorite topics. Conversations finger for discussion look rented and talk about the specific demand. For 'em one. This is a great opportunity to talk about the trend so the pc was being transformed and we always believe welcome that you know. They'll be conversions between mobile nbc and mobile became the bigger platform. They're more smartphones. Abc's to develop. Our eco-system is driven on the mobile side. And we believe in that convergence. That's where we started. You know several years ago. I think more than four years ago with microsoft on this journey of windows on snapdragon in now recently with starting to see snapdragon on chrome os in chromebooks then the pandemic hits and would have been hit. It change certain things forever. And i am super excited about this because like if you're talking to me from a pc right now. And i'm sure you are you. And roger. b. C became a communicator device. And as people make phone calls they started make a teams called zoom. Zoom became a verb in many languages in c. now is connected became a communicator device. Camera become really important. I'll do a multimedia became important. You doing you take a break. Watch netflix the future. With five g connected disease are going gonna watch Not only video but gonna play stream games with ex cloud an amazon luna luna or google stadia and all of that and then on top of it people. That had a workstation are home. They don't have a workstation to have their laptop but using five on demand computing. You'll get access to any application that you can run on the cloud computing platform of the cloud so the pc's completely transformed in apple switching to a m one with an arm instruction set just validated at transformation. Start moving developer as fast paced. So we're more convinced an ever. Conversions is going to happen b. C's going to be a great opportunity for expansion on snapdragon and it's that's one of the first things i did after being announced to co elect was to do the acquisition of nubia s. We believe there's an opportunity for us to lead into cpu performance as well as we start to think about this complete transitions of pc to associate. So let me let me ask gonna fall on that. Because i think we might have a new but one thought on this question about apple versus talk about the long-term opportunity but were you frustrated by the fact that you have been pushing snapdragon power laptops for a couple years now. That have really gained a lot. Traction while attention than apple comes in with the san juan and one powered mac guy huge buzz postal raving about these things whereas the other snapdragon laptops will ask. We have not really gone. The best to reviews was some frustration. That did you get to go back to your team coverage thick how you do this. I'm just curious your thoughts. On the the the different reactions that though snapdragon lockups had versus those and one. Max no no not at all i. Here's how answer this question roger. We knew that we started this journey. And this journey about a windows for example which is being running on x eighty six. You know Forever when needed to introduce arm extraction sets to windows and we work with microsoft and we knew that we're still building this journey as an example for example In this summer we're gonna now. We're celebrating that you know that next latest update for microsoft windows which announced support a sixty four. Bit emulation on orm in wish starting to see the very first time the enterprise ice laptops. Hp just launch commercial. Enterprise laptop with into snapdragon. So we're at the beginning of the ramp in the way we see the apple lounge. It's a great tailwind. Because what apple did by lounging does not only validated that transition but you know moved developer ecosystem the difficulty that you have when you try to introduce a new instruction set on the pc and this is not new to to apple. I think they've been to those that. That transition twice if you look at their history and then maybe have tried in the past trying to pass the longtime ago with a windows rt and and that really only works. When you're no longer have a second class you know a platform is just the great windows. Experience in every application is gonna run in. You're going to be able to keep everything you had a windows. Any wedded new coming from mobile platform in in. We believe we're now getting to the end of this journey in what what apple did which really help brother ecosystem. Apps apple helps microsoft basically create the resolve within developer system to start doing arm native apps going forward so my answer to a question is super. Please we're super excited invalidates. You know that bats. And i think that's going to happen Not only within. You know the apple wicca system but within windows as well as google and no question when we announced a new via acquisition if you look a press release was incredible as a parade of everybody to mobile nbc segment including microsoft in google in the saint press releasing. This is great. You know so. We're excited about that. Yeah i wanted to dive a little bit more into nubia You know you guys pay. I think one point four billion for this company started by former apple engineers. Basically you know why. Why do you need nubia okay. I'll you know i'll tell you. The story in this has a lot to do with the conversation we just had about. How welcome see some. The industry transitions in how we execute on them. So the story is if you remember back in tweet g. into feature phone days and the blackberry we knew as we brought four g and mobile broadband to the seller space. 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Robinhood to allow buying fractional shares of GameStop, AMC
"But we start off with game stopped or game on check. Today's price action on wall. Street's hottest stock maybe one out of stock game. Stop gaining more than two percent while other heavily shorter names like costs. Amc and blackberry also posted gains robinhood easing trading restrictions today allowing users to buy fractional shares in game stop and amc but these socks are still down big for the week. So what is the current state of this read rebellion that has captured wall street's attention let's bring him back bassani so we got a couple of big questions for you number one here. Can we actually say that. The rebellion is over based on what we've seen over the past couple of days when we know that restrictions have still been in place on trading the stock. I found a the main is over. But it's found a level and. I think it's subsided. I mean just look at the the volatility today remarkably low and i know you mentioned restrictions but what restrictions there's someone robin hood but trade. It almost fifty million shares. I mean heck of a lot of people are trading robin woodstock. It's not a bunch of russian sitting out there so there's very few restrictions out there and i don't think that's a big inhibition for the stock right now has short interest. Come down enough to the point where we say that short-squeezes over we know that it's dropped significantly over the past week or so down by more than fifty percent or something like that but it's still pretty high. It's it's a moving target. I see different numbers every day. And it's actually fairly difficult to get a real accurate number. Clearly we can say it's way down. Now here's my bet. Bet see new shorts on this story coming in. I wouldn't be surprised if we gotta level at fifty percent and it stayed there for a long time because a lot of people still feel even ninety dollars this thing. This is ridiculously over-priced. There are plenty of people who had ten dollar bloat numbers on this just a few months ago. So it's a moving target. But i wouldn't be surprised if there were new shorts coming in in the weeks ahead last question we have for you tonight. Regulation where would it come from. Who would be the target. Yellen really being smart here. She's being a leader. She's going to channel all this energy and she just knows what she's doing. I'll tell you what the concern the street has is. This could morphine. Do some kind of broader investigation. So finra has always been there the regulators of the brokers finres already said. We're looking at game of vacation of trading that's a hornets nest because immediately you can start saying it's the site you have suitable for your investors. Do you have a balloons going off. Or when people make a trade you have hot trades of the day at the top with this induce people. Who would not normally make these trays to do that. And engage in behavior. That is not suitable for their type of investing. That's a real hornets nest. Melissa i know the sec is looking at mark manipulation. That's a different story. I think that's going to be a very tough case to prove. I'm not sure that what happened here with red confines with the normal indications of some kind of pump and dump operation. I think they're gonna have a hard time proving that particular one. Yeah thank you.
Robinhood Reduces the Number of Stocks With Restricted Trading
"Over the weekend. Robinhood announce it reduced the number of companies with trading restrictions from fifty two eight opening new positions on game stop. Amc entertainment blackberry express. Genius brands costs naked. Brand group and nokia shares is still limited. Robin hood said it. Put the limits in place. Efforts clearinghouse deposit requirements for equities increased last
The Battle of Wall Street
"Aim retailer game. Stop has been having quite the week on wall street. Thousands of small investors were buying up stock and driving up the market value of the company. These investors were gathering in places like the wall street bet sub reddit and targeting shortsellers by buying with calling meam stocks while game stop was a current beneficiary of this plan. Other companies like blackberry and. Amc have also been brought up. Sending shares soaring the ups and downs continued even as some trading sites and apps had restricted transactions of and. Amc robin hood. Which is a popular investor. App prevented customers from purchasing more shares of a lot of companies but because of the backlash they're allowing limited buys now for more on the crazy week. That game stop has been having on wall street will speak to james sarah wicky columnists for the online business magazine. Marker just see provide some context that game. Stop fifty two week. Low was to fifty seven cents. So you can do the math there. Perhaps even more mazing ingley gauged up ended. Twenty twenty. I think the stock was at eighteen. Eighty four. so that means is I think around nineteen hundred percent this month and gain has come in the last in the last week it really kinda exploded beginning last friday so as you said the core of the community that has kind of driven. The stock upward is centered on a sub. Reddit called wall street debt which is actually a huge it so it. Now i think has more than two million subscribers. Obviously it's got a lot more subscribers this started but even before that it was it was very big and it's a very sort of read it like community. It's a point of people talking to each other telling jokes making fun and one of the kind of stock that they've been very interested and over the last. Let's say six months to a year. They've tended to focus on chief stocks so stuff that oftentimes the price and the single digits but that they have relatively small overall market capitalizations and then oftentimes stocks. That are being down stocks that you could theoretically make a lot of money. And if they sort. Of rebound i mean. They're obviously interested in tesla and the some of the more hype stocks. And they're buying like blackberry and amc movie theaters which there have been suffering throughout the pandemic. So these are just some of the other ones that they've been getting in on his well exactly and so idea means of mean. Stock is pretty new. I think the term really only emerged less than a couple years ago. And i started off left summer when we saw some really crazy movements in hertz. Which even though. It was bankrupt. Suddenly site stock skyrocket last summer and then kodak with another example. I don't know if you remember. But there was this sort of weird moment when i honestly can't even remember the details of the story but there was this news that kodak was somehow going to be involved in making cova drugs and sex talk when sorta spike as well and the mean. Nothing really started to take off in sort of the end of twenty twenty. And now obviously this month is really when it sorta come into. Its own as you said he didn't stop is by far the most prominent of them because of just how crazy the action in that stock has been. There are now a host of other ones. So as you said. Amc theaters which today was up three hundred percent blackberry which was up like thirty percent today. Which money by these standards is a tiny game but if you think about thirty percent that's pretty huge nokia so a lot of these things so the key to this story i think is that what's happening in me. Stocks and. let's talk about game stuff the keys that what's happening is it's not like a kind of traditional stock market bubble where people are just kinda rushing in to buy stocks because they see other people that are buying them and they think oh. Those stocks are going to go up or they think i'll be able to dump the stock on a greater fool or they become sort of hypnotized by the promise of the internet like happened in the late. Nineteen nineties or there have been many little bubbles in wall street history. My favorite one is in the early nineteen sixties. Investors became convinced that every american was going to end up going bowling like three or four times a week and so there was this huge in bowling stocks. This is very different from that. What happened on this. It on the sub reddit was that people recognize. That game was not just very cheap and had a relatively small flow in other words. There aren't that many shares outstanding but they also realize that a huge percentage of that float so by some accounts all of the shares plus them. We're being sold short by shortsellers. So short sellers were basically betting the game stops stock was going to continue to fall. And the reason that's important is that when a stock starts rising sharply if it's been heavily. Shorted what oftentimes will happen. Is that short. Sellers will have to buy the stock back in order to the phrase on wall. Street is cover their shorts. 'cause they don't necessarily want to keep their short as that stock. He's rising because if they do every dollar rises another dollar they've lost and so if shortsellers can't take the pain they buy the stock well when shortsellers vice stock that obviously helps push the price higher so if there are more people shorting higher above them. Who maybe don't you know that sends the price higher that there are four shortsellers were getting pain inflicted. They say okay. I can't take the pain. They buy the stock
GameStop shares surge after Robinhood eases restrictions
"The Bay Area have caused their financial partner to change its mind. The stock trading at Robin Hood says it will again allow investors to start trading Gamestop shares, a small group of investors have protested outside Robin Hood's headquarters in Menlo Park and outside the New York Stock Exchange. Robin Hood had blocked users from buying up shares of stocks and companies like Gamestop, AMC and BlackBerry Robin Hood restricted buying when Reddit users caused the stock prices to soar. Ah lawsuit filed in New York claims the APP deprived retail investors of The ability to invest in manipulate the open market. Rob Newton
Robinhood restricts trading in GameStop, other names involved in frenzy
"A war of words raging between big and small Wall Street investors sparked this week by that game stop trading hold that seemed to squeeze out the little guy on the trading platform. Robin Hood. Robin Hood put restrictions on Thursday. So that means the people weren't able to buy those volatile stocks like Nokia. Like AMC like BlackBerry, They've eased those restrictions. Not completely but they have since then. And yet so many people are furious. People are so angry that there's two class action complaints filed against Robin Hood. You have two probes coming from Texas and New York. They're looking into those massive market swings. The SEC just yesterday issued a stern warning, and they said that they would be looking into the swings and checking for any type of market manipulation. Fox business is Kristina Prints Annapolis reporting. Robin Hood says the decision to hold the purchasing of game stops stock will Based on market
Robinhood blocks purchase of GameStop, AMC, and BlackBerry stock
"By security researchers at qualis two weeks ago. The bug would allow attackers who've gained access to a low privileged account to gain root access. Even if not listed in the apps can fig file the bug impacts almost all pseudo installs and was introduced into the apps code july twenty eleven into launched. Its first z. Desktop graphics offering three four k display outputs with hdr support and support for decoding eighty one content these cards will have four gigabytes of memory and eighty execution units available on prebuilt systems from system integrators. This is intel's first desktop graphics card. Since the intel i seven forty series released in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. The stock trading app robinhood plays trading restrictions on several stocks this week including game stop. Amc blackberry cost nokia letting users close or sell positions but not by new shares on january