23 Burst results for "Circuit city"

Dartmouth mass vaccination site opens outside Boston

WBZ Morning News

00:26 sec | 10 months ago

Dartmouth mass vaccination site opens outside Boston

"Today in Dartmouth, a new mass vaccination site is opening up at the old Circuit City building this site like all the others, his appointment only all appointments for today have been booked up. However. Tomorrow you'll be able to book out future appointments at this new site of Dartmouth and for others elsewhere around the state. This Dartmouth site will be operated by curative. They are starting off, hoping to inoculate some 500 people per day, eventually getting up to 2000 per day.

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"circuit city" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

02:03 min | 10 months ago

"circuit city" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Old Circuit City building near the Dartmouth Mall. Senator Mark Montigny told WBS Times, Chris McCarthy today that he's been working with the Baker Administration for months to get the South Coast on the map. We need to get shots and people who are vulnerable and who want them. Immediately and most of my constituents During a pandemic. I'm not going to find their way to Fenway Park Oh Gillette Stadium. Montigny said The challenge was finding a suitable site. The mass vaccination site and Dartmouth is set to open February 22nd. In related news Governor Charlie Baker today said that younger caregivers who accompany Sr 75 plus two, their covert 19 vaccination appointments, will also be able to get the shot. A 43 year old Fall River Man is heading back to prison after pleading guilty to dealing fentanyl and attacking correctional officers with a metal pipe. Please say during a 2017 drug bust Michael Vero. It struck a detective with his car and crashed into a police cruiser before he was taste and taken into custody. Then at ST Luke's Hospital, he stole a metal pipe from the bathroom and used it to viciously attack correctional officers. D A. Thomas Quinn today said the defendant is a frequent flyer and that he will be off the streets for 15 years. Man has life threatening injuries after being stabbed at a hotel in Middleborough. Police were called to the quality in right before 9 A.m.. This morning they found a man who had been stabbed in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital. Not much information was released. U. S Attorney Andrew Welling is stepping down at the end of the month. Lowing is the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, and he was appointed by former President Donald Trump in 2017 here on the South Coast. He made his mark through his aggressive prosecution of the Latin Kings. He also went hard after former fall River Mayor Jason Korea President Joe Biden must name a successor lowing today said it's been an honor to serve. In sports. The Celtics are back home tomorrow against the Raptors in Boston. The Bruin skate against the Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden and Red Sox pitchers and catchers report next week for spring training in Fort Myers. The first Grapefruit League game is February 27th against.

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"circuit city" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

05:19 min | 10 months ago

"circuit city" Discussed on WTVN

"Every time like he's getting fact he's running for his life. I have never seen him in such a way. I think Las Vegas is the only one. I'm pretty sure. The Raiders they're the only ones who beat him last year regular season. That right? Something like that may be one other team. I don't know. But it was It was crazy watching that last night. 31 9. Congratulations. You are witnessing history. Greatest of all time. Tom Brady and look like I said, I love the fact that he doesn't away from Bill Belichick. They leave there He comes to a franchise that You know it was failing. They haven't even been to the playoffs. The last 13 seasons and he comes there. Look what happens now, the person I wasn't so happy about was Antonio Brown ups, like, Are you kidding me? This fool does not deserve to be in the Super Bowl and get a touchdown. If you remember right, he left the Steelers. I mean, that guy is a train wreck. From the get go. But last night for whatever reason, he's buying into their Bruce areas in the whole thing there, So hey, congratulations, though. I love it. Here is also some interesting stuff from Tom Brady's first Super Bowl. Let's go all the way back to 2002. I thought this was an interesting text or an interesting tweet. That was out there. Advertisers from Tom Brady's first Super Bowl Now you think about how long this guy has been playing football. He's played in 18% of all Super Bowls. He wins his seventh ring in his 10th Super Bowl last night. I mean, it's just ridiculous, laughable, right? I mean, that's why I'm laughing right now. It is laughable. Here is some of the advertisers from Tom Brady's first Super Bowl back in 2002 a O l actually advertised during the Super Bowl. When Tom Brady first played. Are they still a thing? I don't know. I sometimes see email addresses with a well and I'm like, Is that real? I mean, does it work? Yeah. Email me blazer at a well dot com like, Wait. What? They're still around? I don't know Am I don't know the answer to that. I think I don't know. They're probably a thing. Um, Somebody will answer it. My aim days, though, you know. Oh, yeah, It's a messenger. Yeah. They were the first one for that, right? Yes. They were had your way messages going down Memory lane here. Wow. I remember that the little dude on there like yeah. So pretty funny. Advertisers from Tom Brady's first Super Bowl blockbuster is on their blockbuster average sized Um, I think there are a few of those like life family like family video, family video. Those still exist. Don't they fuel the ones on the West side If I not miss taken out if it's still there, sit next to a little Caesars, like off Norton Road, OK? Yes, I know. I do know where that is. I've been to that little Caesars, actually. Radio shack was another on bears still around, I think right Radio Shack, at least at least the dot com I believe it's still around. Maybe remember Circuit City? Yes, I purchased. Yeah. I purchased a couple of electronic from Circuit City back in the day. Yeah. They always had really big stores that are probably now big lots or something. Yeah, Yeah. I don't even know They used to be one on saw mill, and I think it is like I want to say it's that big Sandy superstore that's on sawmill. I think it used to be a circuit City Comp USA was one of the advertisers. This is from Tom Brady's first Super Bowl in 2002. These are some of the advertisers during the Super Bowl. Sears was on there. Um HotJobs. I think that was a remember that to the hotjobs dot com Of course. Yeah, who was on that? Remember VoiceStream Wireless like that is going way back. VoiceStream Wireless was one of the advertisers from Tom Brady's first Super Bowl and then remember Gateway computers. Uh, yes, Yes, I dont Oh, so cool. This is pretty cool. So you go back to 2002 and think about that. Think about how long Tom Brady has been playing in the Super Bowl when you can go back to the first one, and that list of just short lived of advertisers. That advertised during the Super Bowl. This was so great last night to the The streaker ends up running out onto the field and we were watching it. I kept having to back it up because don't you know they always do this? Whenever there's a streaker, it seems or something like that. They catch it for a second, and then they cut to just a shot of the tight shot of the players, and you don't get to see what the streakers doing. I guess if it's live TV, they just don't want him whipping it out or whatever, right on live national TV. Um But this is Kevin Harland. Kevin is with Westwood one and he's an old time radio play by play guy and this is an instant classic of his. And this happened live on the radio yesterday, and we have the audio captured. You check it out 503 goals. Someone has run on.

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"circuit city" Discussed on X96

X96

02:00 min | 11 months ago

"circuit city" Discussed on X96

"Hey, Google play X 96, or if you have an Amazon Echo six Alexa Play X 96 were also available on the Free X 96 7. Or you can stream is the next 96 dot com. And if you're feeling old school, you can listen to us at 96.3 of them on the old boom box. It's got back in 2004 at Circuit City. You know, when your high school friend Carl worked there and got to the sweet employee discounts Hey, there Salt Lake City who woke up today and said Audio's 2020. I'm getting healthy with Walmart. Plus, it's super easy. I get free delivery from my store on groceries and more as soon as today so I can blend up frozen blueberries propagate these carrot and ginger and tossing a banana and I feel awesome. So awesome. I'll treat myself a little Everything in moderation, Right? Mm. Start your free. Walmart plus trial today. $35 minimum orders He membership details. Restrictions apply way made it to 2021 Last year was such a disaster. Earthquakes. Wildfires. Coronavirus Murder. Hornets Quarantine online school. It's time to say good riddance to 2020 books like in Southtown is putting all remaining 2020 models on clinics save up to 30% off both like himself. Town. That's right. Save up to 30% off in SRB on remaining 20 twenties and let's get rid of 2020 together. Is your payment too much? Is your interest rate to hi. How do you feel in touch? See Tighter, V and your change value books like in Southtown has created and payment options for everyone trade this year old car from upgraded one and Volkswagen Southtown will give you the original face M s r P for directing only for mileage manufacturing centers in any damage. Help us say, sire Nora to 2020 with up to 30% off. Looks like in Southtown just off 106,009 15 or visit VWs out. Come today. Oh A C B. C. I's He delivered the best mornings begin with not that Okay, That's better..

"circuit city" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

05:19 min | 11 months ago

"circuit city" Discussed on WTVN

"Just what I needed on the radio back in 1978, But you may remember back in 2000 and five Circuit City used the slogan just what I needed and ran commercials using the song. I guess it wasn't really what they needed because the last circuit city closed back in 2000 and nine Fathers that remember that one off a sawmill road there? That was where I bought my first computer. Oh, Was my second computer. But it was my first time buying one myself. Mind went kaput and I bought my new one from that location. They're still remember walking in. That was the first big item I repurchased myself. One of the things I liked about companies like I know what you like. You like being able to negotiate? Yes, Micro Center there on Bethel Road. You can do that. I think Well, it was some TV and appliance was on West Broad Street forever and across from the old Westland Mall. Now it's just a wasteland, not west London. Sun TV and appliances was there and then it became hh Gregg and then circuit City was just down the road on West Broad Street because, you know we're from Grove City, so that that was kind of closer to our part of town. But I did love going and negotiating. I love you know you still paid the same price you did. I got the Greg Taylor race that Greg Taylor Road like that's a thing. All I know is this makes me think of Radio Shack and I missed the radio shack like anything. Maybe you get your free battery every month. Yes, it was such a for my free battery. Yes. Something that's been around a long time. Is this saying everything's bigger in Texas? Is it true? Well, it is now that he long mosque, the founder of Tesla's Space X has left California for the Lone Star State. He said that his move is mainly because of covert restrictions, but Knowing how business savvy he is, it likely has more to do with the difference and state taxes. In fact, he told the Wall Street Journal CEO Council recently. His look. Is there really great by calculus. It's based economy in the country. Most of our people Um, you're gonna have to sort of sports team allergies like if it's what every team has been waiting for too long. They do tend to get a little complacent, a little entitled and then they don't win the championship anymore. The Taliban has been waiting for a long time. And I think they're taking them for granted a little bit. So what does an entrepreneur of his caliber believe the role of government should be when it comes to American businesses. A lot of time with best in that government could do is just get out of the way. Okay? Amen to that preach I've just lifted her hand for the area. C Can I get a amen to that one Interesting guy. I've been following him for a while. And I'm not a big Twitter person. I just start time for all the social media things, but I do follow him on Twitter. One of maybe five people I do. And I love that He he actually converse is with people who tweet to him. Is that the way they say it? Christmas isn't right. And sometimes I just will sit and read all the all the comments back and forth, and then he'll send you No. One response back. Back and everyone just loses it, You know, because I can't believe you responded back, and I think he controls is on Twitter and to hear him say a sentence like this time, But best in that government could do is just get out of the way. Makes me think he's a libertarian or something. You know, I was just getting to that Christian because I know you know. Some of your political thought processes and for the most part, I think he is young and in a little bit progressive in some ways, young minded. I should say, I don't remember his age and I don't need their top of my head holiday is but You know, but he is conservative in some aspects, too, which is really, really interesting. I think they just make some of you know, I think that happens when you're a business owner, don't you? I just think the best people are open mind. There you go. Just think for themselves, You know I'm being facetious there, but I do think that he has a great point. Sometimes governments needed in. Sometimes they think they're needed more than they are. In the case of Tesla for California, you know? It's almost like when you're going after too much control. What is that saying? You cut off your nose to spite your face? Despite your face? That's kind of like that. You know, I feel like so many people make that mistake. In life and in and in business and in government. Yeah, And you know, he made a statement. The sports analogy where if you keep winning, winning, winning, you get complacent, But I think in the sense of California it's not But the state May have been winning. What the states people Are paying 13%. State income tax. So if you think about it well, that's why you have the haves and the have nots in California, and you have the extremely wealthy and the extremely poor. I mean, to be honest, if California wasn't so beautiful and had such great weather in certain spots. Don't know anybody would want to live there. But isn't that what happens in every socialistic country? You have the haves and the have nots. You get people who get extremely wealthy and those who get extremely poor. There's no middle ground. That's true. And not that California is totally a socialistic. No, I have family out there and they're not that way. So it doesn't the mindset. The mindset. Yeah. I mean, that's that's what it is. But I don't think it's complacency is the blame? I think it's policy..

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"circuit city" Discussed on Tell Me Something Good About Retail

Tell Me Something Good About Retail

06:49 min | 11 months ago

"circuit city" Discussed on Tell Me Something Good About Retail

"Mom. And pops i think. Ge pretty much. I would call it head in the sand. Ceo after welsh while to us. I definitely think was a create the future. Ceo which is sort of unusual because most the creates a future. ceo's are in startups. I'm not saying that. He created any great new technologies but he did create some very new and powerful management ideas. Such as being number one or number. two in. your industry are getting out this whole rank and yank thing that would you call the vitality curve where he would basically rank all the people in the organization and give her the bottom ten percent every year and he also is big on using management ideas and management education. He was really into something called six. Sigma which was a way of improving or reducing error rates. And things like that so he was Innovator when it came to management. And i think also there was the a little bit of against nagging concern about the accounting. That was used to gigi. They recently paid a big settlement with the sec. Over some accounting. I don't know all the details. But i mean every single quarter. Ge used to exceed analysts expectations and. That seems like almost magical. I think actually what they were doing. They were taking a using pension accounting. Sort of take out some extra money to make sure they always beat by any so there was an element of accounting creativity. There which is not something you'd be creative about with also contributed to ge's ability to keep succeeding every quarter eating an expectations with the stock buying up but he did create the future and and as soon as he left in came. This guy immelt who I would call a head in the sand. Ceo he basically had these ideas that were kind of unrelated to reality and he just force them on. Everybody didn't listen to feedback from anybody. That's what i call a head in the sand. See another way of putting it might be. They don't get out of their own mind. I teach a course on strategic decision. Making where i talk about. Behavioral economics is one of the things in a part of behavioral economics is all these things that are essentially biases always at their perception of reality. Defendant was something going on inside of your mind and jeff immelt with somebody like that now. The current ceo. I think is more of a fast follower. I think he's definitely the kind of person who comes into trouble and turns it around. I think he's demonstrated the ability to to turn around the company. And i think he eventually will which is very much related to the retail industry. In one of my favorite case studies in the book is a case. Study of best buy which was in trouble in two thousand twelve when the Former mckinsey consultant named you bail. Joan came in to The company which had lost one point seven billion dollars and its ceo been kicked out in the wake of a inappropriate relationship with an employee and he'd also done something else which just like a small thing. That is very important in the turnaround company. Which is he decided to eliminate the employee discounts on best buy plays couldn't get discounts on stuff they buy best buy essentially bleed the employees and this is one of the things that i found is a very common phenomenon in the retail industry. Is it when The retail industry gets into trouble and has the wrong kind of ceo. That ceo will view the employees as constantly reduced and not recognize important linkage between happy ineffective people who are dealing with their customers and the future of the business in other words if you cut people off from a business. That's based on the relationship between the salespeople and the people on the floor and the customers in people that don't understand the customers. I've seen this countless industries including the grocery industry where i was in a movie about the grocery industry leaders. This company called market basket which had all these employees went on strike in two thousand fourteen to get back to the point of the story. Is that you bill. Julie recognized that rather than penalize -ployees needed to kinda glorify place he needed to connect the mission of the company to the goals and dreams of individual employees so for example He had the store. Managers go into each store and talk to the employees and ask them questions about what they want what their goals were in life and he had this wildly who is in woburn massachusetts just north of boston and he wanted to get a house. The manager of the store said we're going to give you training and developmental opportunities so you can get paid enough money to buy house here. Which is expensive part of massachusetts. That's just a small example. But he restored the employee discounts. He listened to employees. He did a lot of the things that they suggested because they were in direct contact with the customers and new customers were dissatisfied with an had recommendations how to fix those sources of satisfied. That's a great point. I think is longtime listeners. Know i quit a job. Because the ceo said what's a company's greatest asset and it goes employees. He goes wrong and then no one knew the customers. And i said customer can go anywhere. They're not loyal to you. So the only way you build a company is bhai people and keeping them on bass like lululemon like container store like starbucks. There's a lot of people that are out there doing. Of course but the horror stories like circuit city decided new. Ceo says get appliances. Why because i don't want to be in that business or pennies trying to throw appliances in like these just wild changes when the wild changes. You're not gonna see. I think that's what you're saying. Peter right it's going to be behind the scenes and then we look back and say oh. So that's what was really going on in my book. I have a chapter on Similar tonics and circuit city was like a perfect example of how not to do so. There was a ceo named philip schoonover. And he had this idea that he was going to replace thirty four hundred experienced sales people with twenty one hundred employees. Who are like. Hey the minimum wage at notes at all and no commissioner no bonuses right because the merchandise will sell itself yes and what happened was that the service was so bad that customers were filing hundreds of thousands of complaints with circuit city. And then they were going to somewhere else like best buy walmart to buy stuff and they had all this unsold inventory and they had debt and they lost their customers. They had no money to buy new inventory and a very quickly went. Bankrupt.

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"circuit city" Discussed on The Coaches Corner

The Coaches Corner

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"circuit city" Discussed on The Coaches Corner

"Thankfully you get to a point where money does insulate you from a lot of problems. They typically something you could avoid with the check that you're not happy about it but you know it's not gonna put you under so i do think you you get to that stage to where you can. Survival is a lot more. You know you're gonna survive ninety nine percent of things that are out there but what you're trying to do then is you're trying to build this sustained wealth. Okay we've done it. Is this company going to be around. Ten years from now. Is this a company i can sell is a company that i can give to the next general. You know maybe my kids or something like that. So i think you go through again. I think you go through the survival phase. Then i think you go through the personal wealth phase to where you want to make that kind of income you've always dreamed of then there's that next level to where okay i want to build. You know something that. Can you know that's gonna be durable company. Attend the twenty year company and our next generational so i think you he each time he had plateau. You wanna hit another plateau. Problems are different. I think when you when you when you're doing really well your your problems are typically strategic in that. You're looking for the next opportunity. You're trying not to run. The titanic into an iceberg. Right not to make that critical really bad decision because the fact is you. You look at blockbuster look at circuit city. I mean you can make a blunder at project a business and i think that you get to a where you're you're really very survival you still. It's a different type survival. Yeah you're looking at the survival of all your employees. You're looking at making the right decision so that you know that the founders the make good money you know they ever sold. It could be good so it's just a different set of problems different game you sit a cool thing wrote down..

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The Unemployment Stimulus Is Making It Hard To Hire Employees - Here's What To Do

Marketing School

03:22 min | 1 year ago

The Unemployment Stimulus Is Making It Hard To Hire Employees - Here's What To Do

"Welcome to another episode of Marketing School I'm Eric Su. And I'm meal and today we're going to be talking about the unemployment stimulus, making it harder to hire employees and what to do about it. So before I go to kneel around the world right now, we're really just talking about what we're experiencing the United States because that's the context that we understand a couple of months ago a six hundred dollars a week unemployment stimulus was added on top of the state benefits as well. So federally you got six. Hundred. Bucks. So what ended up happening was created this disincentive for people that were started making more money from that to go back to work. So actually made it harder to hire employees. No, we're talking these could be cooks. These can be people that are, let's say hostesses as well or a hosts. So a lot of different roles people don't feel like going back to work right now, and so what are you end up doing about it that the question? Yet and around the world other countries have their own versions of this as well. So the big thing that we're looking at is look if people are looking to go back to work and they want that free money does the right people that you want to hire the usually if someone really loves what they're doing, they're more likely to go and do it whether it is a stimulus check or not. The thing that I look at I don't know about you is typically when I'm hiring I'm looking for people. Have done before and if you can offer him something that's worthwhile because they've done it before they're successful at it, they're gonNA make way more money than they will from the stimulus checks though they're much more likely to accept it. Yeah. I. Think those of you that listen to this you're interested in marketing I. Think One thing about marketing is it's about storytelling to what's in it for them for the long term besides the money right now the short term, the short term stuff let's say they're interning on they. Happened to me making less than what they beginning from stimulus while what you say is, Hey, look coming out of this if you actually do a good job if you're able to do this and this, we're happy to promote you to this level and plus you're going to get these benefits and you're going to get these it'll be learning so much right. So what you end up doing is you stack a lot of these benefits and it should become a no brainer to them and if they don't WanNa do. It and they're like, no, I really need the money right now they're not someone you wanna work with long-term because they're too short term focused. So you're better off losing those people anyway and you're better off strengthening your company based on people that Actually WanNa work with you for long term. So should be based on page they should be chasing the opportunity and not so much short term cash. It's also ethics as well. If people are willing to take a job because they want that quick stimulus check and do nothing. That as unethical because that's taking money from others who are more in need. Yeah, and the other thing I'll add to is it's also not very intelligent again. So I talked about short term earlier, and if you talked about thinking like an investor in a in a past episode but someone that thinks like an investor thinks long-term think about the company do you think about the people that are working with I remember early days when I was working at? I think I was working at circuit city. Everyone's in it for themselves right? Everybody like the Tech Support Guy you know best buy had their they're declawed ours is called like fire daughter something. Yeah Fire Dog. Yeah I mean it's I didn't feel like I got a lot of I didn't feel like I was aligned with the mission. So all the things we talk about mission vision values culture, and all you have to marketers talking about this these are things that we didn't care about before you realize these are the things that actually matter Neil,

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"circuit city" Discussed on X96

X96

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"circuit city" Discussed on X96

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"circuit city" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"circuit city" Discussed on WGN Radio

"All the great five and dime stores are sorely missed Ben Franklin was a great one had some these little cafes and burgers and ice cream yeah you could eat at the Woolworth's they had like a diner in there you could you could totally just it was it was a diner can assist the counter it was like a food counter where you can you can shop at the wall words such a five and dime and then get yourself some breakfast or a burger or something I'm six three oh so circuit city I remember circuit city yeah I bought some I bought some I bought some electronics from circuit city six three oh says yes there was a community by Harlem in Lawrence my favorite place to go because they have pinball machines in front you could play while your parents shopped now here's the Tony on WGN go ahead tell me yeah we all killed one one was we've all we have in a strip mall is that kind of like out Walmart without groceries we have we we had a we built on Lincoln Avenue is right across the street from the Woolworth's okay and then in the same strip mantech the reason I bought the belt the strip malls for that store and for cooks which was called brothers and they changed it right yeah I like this wall like what two years after they built a strip mall so yeah that was not good okay thank you Tony thanks yeah we both was a we both was it was it was a pretty cool story right there on link in at least one that I would go to here's rich on WGN I rich what's up this and sporting goods and you get that through piece of dance to put back on the corner there you go man and shouldn't be used there could have been all right cool thank you rich okay all right take care all right how bout Kinney shoes you speak any shoes on we can when we can have any all those all those places that we've been you know like seventy five percent of the places we've been talking about we're located in my neighborhood on Lincoln Avenue it was a backup founded by G. R. Kinney.

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Dee Tuck Discuss Getting Into Software Engineer

Revision Path

11:09 min | 2 years ago

Dee Tuck Discuss Getting Into Software Engineer

"A D.. Tuck back and I am an engineer manager at abstract so what does being. An engineering manager entail at abstract. What's a what's a normal daylight for you? Oh man lots of meetings lots of meetings yes so I hardly run run two teams run. The I run the platform squad. God and in an enterprise admits and so at participating a lot of meetings with With product in our in our stakeholders. I'm also responsible for for running our agile methodologies so such as all our scrum meeting so I'll also act as a scrum master as well so I spend a lot of time in meetings and a lot of time in Jere. Oh and you've been in the role now for about a year so enlisted year. Yeah so I started. I started abstract January January of this year but I've been an engineering manager for about About two years nice. What attracted you to the company? So I came across abstract during a time from where my my previous company decided to outsource their engineering department. And so I was just I was just kind of looking came across abstract on linked in and I was just like I read the job description for the engineering manager role and like right there at the top. It talked about diversity inclusion and I was just like wow this this is different and so I just kind of dug into it and I really looked on linked in and I really saw that there were a lot of people did that you know look like me as I was like okay this it does. This is a little different and so so yeah I was able to reach out reach out to want to recruiters and the rest is history there now. You're you're running two squads like you said what's the biggest challenge with your role. I mean it sounds like a lot. Managing teams yes so definitely early mcalinden is booked right at definitely say time. Time is a big challenge with me. You know Kinda Kinda having having a lot of meetings things whether it's with the weather's with Martine our with our product managers. It's definitely a task to balance both but I think I'm doing pretty good job. Edit and so as the engineering manager you're also hiring for both of these teams. I'm assuming that right. Yes now how is is it when it comes to kind of recruiting and retaining talent because you just like you said you looked on linked in your Deny you saw people that looked like you and that made you interested in it. How is I guess the process and you have to go too far in the weeds on this? But how is the process for recruiting and retaining talent for you. We get a lot of applications and so definitely have to like spend time you know screen candidates but one of the things about one of the things about abstract and one of the things that I- enjoys that. Ah We are very intentional. And like in recruiting diverse talent and whether that be sponsoring lesbians and Tech Afro Tag Tag are any of the other the base tech conferences. Where we're usually there and so I usually try to jump on board with our recruiting team to kind of get out there and be candidates face to face and so I think one of the things that I that I can say When you think about like DNA and tech and you know and hire is that you have have to be intentional about it and so in a lot a lot of times that means putting money out there to actually do it like you know descended sending your employees that he's to these different different conferences to Kinda get out there and mingle with people so and I should also mention just for transparency for people that are listening abstract has sponsored provision path? Also there but I think it's it's a it's a good thing about being intentional I would say this was maybe about four so years ago I was doing consultant back when I had my studio and there will be a lot of companies big name companies that are so afraid of even when a dipping being their toe into the whole diversity and inclusion topic for fear of getting it wrong or saying the wrong thing saying I remember one client particular. I'M NOT GONNA name but one client particular. Big Media. Company was like yeah. We really want to try to recruit more you know black creative talent designers and developers. There's and I asked them if they had thought about just like going to like an Hvac job fair and it was like you could see people's minds exploding at the thought like we. We never thought of that. Yeah like go where they are like beret relationships and like you said the intentional about it. That's sort of what it takes. Yes Yep Yep it does is another thing too is is is a lot of a lot of companies will focus on hiring senior engineers. And I just honestly I honestly honestly think that there's a there's a conflict there right so if you're if you want to focus on ideas and inclusive hiring right if you only focus on hiring those who have you know ten years of experience then like it's going to be hard it's Nepalese definitely. Just going to be hard so so things like definitely opening up the gates to be able to support but those who are coming out of BOOT camp. This is definitely the way to go now. For Deny there's one company it's actually. I don't even remember. The name of the company was but what what I could tell us that it's clear they were just trying to find like black and brown versions of who their ideal employee would be and often times that a person may not exist because of a number of different circumstances socio economic circumstances education etc that they're just not going to be in that same pipeline or level of who you would really want but if you're being intentional about diversity and you know you're able to kind of determine what the base things you need what are like nice to have sorts of things right find that that probably makes the process a lot easier from recruiting standpoint. Yep Yep now I would say part of that you know is the recruitment but also oh retaining so like how diverse I say diversity and inclusion are like two sides of the same coin like it's one thing to bring diverse people land. But how do you keep them. Can you talk a little bit about sort of what the culture is like at abstracts. Yes so I definitely agree with you. Were saying like there's there's kind of like two sides of that coin right. I once read like diversity is inviting people to the party inclusive is playing music that they danced you right so yeah one. One one thing think of abstract I can definitely say. Is that like there. There are events that support you know different backgrounds. One of the things that we just did. Recently in the San Francisco office is is that we had a Latin and tech tech event and so really just making sure that like every everyone feels feels included One of the things that yeah I thought was like super cool when I got to abstract is that like is that we have a a people of Color Slack Channel Right that was like coach shock for me right. 'cause like I you know I'm usually I'm I'm usually the I'm usually the only one at my company. I'm usually the first first black or I you know. LGBT bt. Like it's I'm always. I've always been the first you know because I've moved around the south And so it's just definitely just stuff like that to just like Bill like okay. Here's a space for you. Connect with your people and like like I say abstract is very intentional. is in supporting different. You know the backgrounds in groups of people. Yeah now. Let's let's switch gears because you're talking about the south here you're located in Nashville. Is that where you grew up. No so I'm I'm originally. I'm originally from Cincinnati Ohio. Yep some born in born and raised in Cincinnati Ohio. I left Cincinnati yet at eighteen manner and went to Tuskegee Tas to study computer science and so after after graduating from Tuskegee actually kind of stayed stated Alabama. For about four years. I just moved around. Missile defense companies there so So yeah then I found my way to Nashville it was I guess tech and that sort of stuff a big part of your childhood growing up where you're exposed to an early I would say I would say I would say say yes and no right so one would be one of the things that like really like made me like fond of computers. Is that like my uncle. He used to work at a pioneer. Right Yeah the Audio Audio Company. So just he was just kind of like a super cool guy right. He always had a nice car He you know flu. He was the first person I knew that ever flew out the country. He's going to Japan all the time and so he was. He was also the first person who had a personal computer right. And all my all my weekends I would like spend my time upstairs and his he. He bought a two story house from our for my grandmother. He moved upstairs and she moved downstairs. And so I spend weekends at my grandma's India. I would spend hours upon hours just sitting at his computer. I mean I was. I was in there like changing all the settings things I mean. I don't know what I was doing. Computer head like windows ninety five on it. I mean I was I was just doing. I was doing everything like I. Just I would stay there for Hours upon hours and then one day I came down I came downstairs in my in. My grandpa was sitting on the couch and he was just like you know. What are you doing upstairs like? What are you doing up there and I was like you know? I'm on a computer. And he was just like he was just like us up. They are for like nine hours. Ten hours you know. He's he's a he's an older guy he's just kind of like so like like what are you doing. I was like look. I'm just on the computer. I have fun. He was like you know what when I retire. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa buy you a computer and so I was like cool in like an I'd never said anything about it. But soon as he retired he called me and was just like. Hey I you know I wanNA take you to circuit city in by you computer and like at that at that moment hours like static and so I think the the engineer was born in media. At that point I became like the family. tech specialist. I was going around fixing people's computers and printers ranters and Yes that that that's kind of how it started and also to like the schools that are schools at win. Two they expose US attack through through Nebbi National National Society of Black Engineers and then there was some. There was some other programs that like I stayed in contact with it so oh but even when I got to college you know I'll be. I'll be honest like I thought I was going when I when I signed up for computer science like I thought I was going to be like fixing computers installing all in word like. I didn't know anything about coding. Though that doubt thing like I didn't have any experience in my childhood that you know where I was actually like developing things so yeah when I got to college it was definitely a whole new ballgame

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"circuit city" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

10:15 min | 2 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Night. I stopped into a store to pick up some items my way home from the office. Now, this is not uncommon. We all have our areas to Ron at the end of the day. However as I walked through the store, I came across the promotion for new coke. It's part of a net flex promotion. That's appearing in all kinds of stores across the country. Now this promotion for new coke, literally stopped me in my tracks. I'm old enough to remember when new coke was introduced over thirty years ago, and then promptly pulled off the market after Seventy-nine days because of the strong and very vocal backlash from loyal coke customers, despite the new coq doing very well and taste house than there was extensive market research market. Studies done people's reactions were extremely negative. There were people who claim that they could figure out that it tastes differently that it. They didn't like it. They were loyal to the traditional coke taste, what I found interesting at the time is TV news programs would run blind tests between the original coke in the new coq and people were like fifty fifty being able to figure out which was new coke. It gets so crazy at that time, where people were going out and buying the original coke in hoarding it because part of the announcement from Polk was is that new coke would replace old coke. They wouldn't have both of them they would actually go with the new coq in old coke would go away in people who were loyal to that old coke started hoarding as much coke as you can. In fact, there were shortages in some parts of the country. Now the company had to reintroduce the original formula, and then to avoid the confusion about. Well as this really still the new coq with just a different label or can they literally had to go and rebrand the original coke as coke classic? In that effort of trying to introduce that new innovation in coke flying to produce that new product to bring the market it ranks up, there is one of the top failures for innovation now goes without saying that, not all ideas are good ideas, not all even good ideas lead to market winning innovations. There is just so much involved. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves that while failures will happen. We can learn from those that have gone before us in their attempt to try to bring their idea turning it into an innovation and bringing to market. And that is the topic for today show. We're going to look at the five of the worst innovation failures in to see and discuss what could have been done differently. Now, number one on the five worst innovation failures on my list is the apple Newton. Now in one thousand nine hundred ninety three apple launch the Newton to much fanfare, the price at the time of launch was six hundred and ninety nine dollars. That is quite a pricey. Piece of electron IX at that time, keep in mind, this was nineteen ninety three. In for my background coming from the consumer electronics world that is well, above what we refer to as the spousal pricing level, and what do we mean by spousal pricing level, you'll find when you go through best, buy or what used to be Circuit City or even on Amazon, that there's a certain category of consumer electronic devices that will try to hit a target price that is just below that level where someone who wants to buy that can buy it on their own decision versus needing to check with the spouse, I typically in today's market that works out to be between two hundred and fifty and two hundred ninety nine dollars soon as you break over the three hundred dollar Mark. There's that catch the hesitation of whether or not to commit those dollars without having a conversation in thinking about it. Now, in this case, they price it at six ninety nine in nineteen ninety three dollars. So that was quite pricey item. Now while I track the product when Newton came out and was launched it was not one that I found myself interested enough to actually go purchase it for myself now I chose not to buy it. And it became quite evident quickly, that many others chose not the purchase. The Newton also. In my opinion. It tried to do way too much. It was the exact opposite of what we now refer to as an MVP were minimal viable, product it was getting the key. They're on an MVP or mental vile practice to get out early with a minimal set of the most important features and then improve an ad features as you go. Now, the new also had a category problem. What is it to hand held electronic device? It's got a screen. It's got a little pin you used to draw and sketch on it. But it literally feature wide it tried to do everything in effect was trying to cram. Pretty much a lot of the features that you would have found at the in the laptops at the time all into this handheld device, and they tried to use and develop unique sets of user interfaces that included handwriting recognition. But they had calendar and contact and sketching apps and games and note taking and spreadsheets and word processors, you name it, it had it. Now years later, I worked with Shane Robinson, who was the chief strategy officer at HP, and he and I worked together quite closely at HP Shane was at apple. It was on the Newton team in his opposite HP. He had an extremely rare red Newton. So the Newton at the time the commercial product. It was kind of that gray color that all of the apple products had at the time. And in this case, Jane had a bright red version of it. He said it was his daily reminder to take risks and don't be afraid of the possibility of failure. And in his case highly public failure that readily gets brought up and listen podcast is one of the biggest product innovation failures out there. Now, Shane had this in his office and a high used his red Newton as a prop many times when I was pitching Shane on new product ideas when he would throw out at innovation antibody response. I would reach over take his red Newton off the shelf, which made him a really nervous. And I remind him of the Newton in the need to take risks. Needless to say when I used his product failure, as a prop he always folded and backed the idea that I was pitching now. The Newton has been credited with maybe being the, the catalyst for things like the apple ipad, and the, the whole Pete, creating the whole PDA, the personal digital assistant marketplace. But it always gets brought up on this people. Look back to say what were the biggest failures? So what could have been done differently? Are there things that, that team should or could have thought of to go about that completely different way? One was get the hardware. Right. This thing was fairly bloated, which drove up the cost, which made it not a mainstream product became niche, just by the cost of the hardware alone. The other is determine what the most important features users are looking for you. Don't need to have everything. But what are those top two three features? You must have in order to meet the needs of the customers, calendar contacts, maybe note taking, but you don't need to do everything that laptop. It's a different product. Third is established a model of continuous innovation of adding features have a method of being able to rapidly update the device as the consumer is using their products. You can add features you can enhance features, you can improve the product over time so that the users constantly being pleasantly surprised about the new things that are being introduced, and then the other is only released the features win ready. And at the quality, the customers, expect for instance, the handwriting feature on the Newton was an absolute bust apps. It would did not work following the Newton's introduction in ninety three hundred eighty seven palm a subsidiary Hillis, robotics at the time introduced the palm pilot using the lessons learned from the Newton it focused on creating a minimum viable product, which was calendar contact notes, and it had a calculator in there and it had one little game in there. It did its core functionality, extremely well rather than trying to twenty things poorly. The palm pilot went on to dominate the emerging PDA market for years. So don't go anywhere. We're going to you our discussions on the biggest innovation failures. And what could have been done differently, and we will be.

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"circuit city" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"That's because with our experience, we have assisted many, many clients out them evaluate their buyout offer options. Well, gee, should I take the lump sum. Option should I take the pension annuity and there are a host of waste will let the know on the hill. I think about this on the heels of Boeing's historic decision to end their entire pension plan for over sixty eight thousand employees why. Because the company wanted to curb the unsustainable, growth of their long-term pension. Liability many people nearing retirement, we're weighing their own options within their pension plan. The biggest decision many faces whether or not to take the lump sum, or to take the lifetime pension from my experience, most retirees choose to take a partial lump sum, or the full, I'm some because of one single factor control, yet, have control. You're absolutely right. And perhaps the distrust that you might have with your employer could be well earned when you think about defaults one pension liability plants coming out of Detroit United Airlines US air polaroid poll, God, who would have imagined Delphi Circuit City Lehman Brothers. They just add up. It's a whole lot. What are your choices depending upon your pension plan? There are a variety of common options to taking the pension take the full pension over your lifetime. Take it as a joint. Lifetime, take it as a single lifetime. Take the reduced pension. But keep in mind that dramatically reduced pension. Sometimes. Well, actually, sometimes you have an option where you can take a partial lump sum in a partial annuities ation option. Or maybe take no pension off what's going to be the best decision for you. We're all different. Every individual's situation, we've been talking about it all day in, in today's show. We're all different. Yep..

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"circuit city" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"You built that website. I did. I didn't know if you knew that website, bang on this kind of thing. I knew eventually your experience, working at Circuit City was gonna pay, we'll bring this up because closed what's seen is uncalled by younger people millennials, maybe catching, the cruise bug with companies like Norwegian, and others are now responding to the growing demand. This all according to CNBC, the cruise industry is booming globally with cruise vacations expected to be taken by thirty million travelers this year. That's up from twenty six million in two thousand seventeen and millennials are making up the increasing part of that growth. Interesting, the twenty-five they're approaching their late thirties. So that makes kind of sense. Right. They got the money to go do this kind of thing. That's why companies are now focusing efforts on them with new amenities on board activity at the ports and marketing on platforms like Instagram and social media where these folks may be well, and it can be actually really affordable. Take a hell of a vaca-. Sure. Sure. Now, the one you're going to Cuba. It's, it's, it's not it's not that it's not the low in cost. There are some low end cruises that are very affordable, right? Yeah, absolutely five six hundred bucks a person. This is we're doing more of a luxury thing. Yeah. But but you're going to some amazing place that we are on an amazing ship. But yeah, and we've seen a huge response to this crew. So it does look like that. The draw to that way of taking a vacation has definitely increased. I love it. Man. I love going on cruises. Yeah. I love it it by about. When I went on that sixteen day crews in northern Europe which which about to be honest about day, twelve I was like, okay this is enough. That's a long time on shit. I'm ready to go home now. So that's a long day. Twelve you're like another buffet. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. And the food is incredible. Don't get me wrong. The food is amazing. But after about day twelve I was like, okay, speaking of food on cruise ships. Did you notice that the portions actually at dinner or lunch or? It smaller that they bring you. But what I noticed the buffets full for the buffs pool. But I'm not saying that's a bad thing. What what you discover is. Wow. This is really all on the eat. Yeah. That's true. Yeah, that's true. And because when you finish eating at meal, you're gonna walk past a buffet full of pizzas, and cheese. Burgers, and stuff. I think they know how to work. It is six twenty four on the tide of Don show. Stay with us. We do have a viral video to show, you and it involves our border issues. It's, it's now on the Todd had done she'll Facebook page,.

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"circuit city" Discussed on X96

X96

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on X96

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Woman CEO to Succeed Best Buys Turnaround Star

Business Wars Daily

04:01 min | 2 years ago

Woman CEO to Succeed Best Buys Turnaround Star

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by zero to show a brand new podcast from octa. Every successful entrepreneur follows a different path. Learn how to forge your own by listening two zero two zero wherever you get your podcasts. From wondering, I'm David Brown and this business wars daily on this Tuesday, April twenty third, you know, these days, we're no strangers to reporting on the bankruptcies and closures of big old retail chains. Bad news about legacy companies like Sears, k mart PayLess and Circuit City can make it seem like it's impossible for brick and mortar stores to survive much less thrive. Well, in that context today story is pretty surprising. Electronics retailer best buy is doing better than ever. Thanks in part to CEO. Uber's Ulee best buy finance chief Corey berry will become CEO. A rare appointment for a woman in the fortune five hundred ranks at forty four years old berry will also be one of the youngest big company. Ceos Joe Lee will continue working at best buy his executive chairman and advisory role. When Julie took the reins in twenty twelve best buy was suffering looked as if it could be on its deathbed in. Two thousand thirteen it stock was in the dumps selling for about twenty dollars today after five years of steady growth best buy shares or at a record high over seventy dollars some analysts call the company's trajectory one of the greatest turnaround stories in recent business history. So the question is how exactly did show compete with Amazon and turn best buy around when Circuit City could not in twenty twelve best buy was suffering from so-called showrooming syndrome. That is you'd go there to try out a computer or a pair of headphones than to save money you'd buy on Amazon. So Joe Lee change the game. He matched prices to Amazon and improved service ahead of many retailers. He also allowed customers to order online and pick up at best buys thousand stores if best buy could do it why not Circuit City, which closed in two thousand nine that seems to be the rationale for circuit. City leaders who resurrected the business last year, primarily online radio shack to is attempting some operations but best buy strategy, which looks so common sense is hard to mimic, Circuit City and radio. Shacks still seem like has been with most consumers unaware they're actually open last year the motley fool compared the ailing electric spenders to best buy and didn't spare the snark they may be back from the dead the fool wrote. But that doesn't mean they scare anyone especially best buying. From wondering this business words daily, like our daily analysis share our show with a friend or colleague, why don't you cheer appreciated? I'm David Brown back with you tomorrow. This of business wars daily is brought to you by zero to PO a brand new podcast from octa zero. IPO gets into the blood, sweat and tears of business growth. What it took for some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs to get to where they are today, and what they learned in the process. The first episode is a candid conversation with venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen. He's incredibly articulate and to the point with his advice to entrepreneurs right now. I'm about halfway through episode two which is all about what to do when you get your big idea. I can't get enough of zeroed IPO find it wherever you get your podcast.

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"circuit city" Discussed on X96

X96

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on X96

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Best Buy names first woman CEO as Hubert Joly steps down

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:02 min | 2 years ago

Best Buy names first woman CEO as Hubert Joly steps down

"Number one is a change at the top of the recently written off as defunct electronics retailer best buy the company this morning named Corey berry as its new CEO. She'd been chief financial officer the past three years, she will replace Bertolli who'd been in charge since two thousand twelve and is widely credited with earning best buy around so marketplaces, and your has more. Now what the change means for best buy in. It's never ending competition with Amazon and other internet retailers who bear show Lee was an outsider. Best buy brought him in from the hospitality industry to deal with plunging sales, dwindling profits as more people went online to buy TV's and laptops. Joe Feldman is with the consulting firm tells the advisory group Huber Joe Lee helped transform the company and turn things around and show that there is important position for consumer electronics retailer in America to go ahead and compete with Amazon under show Lee best buy matched online prices used stores warehouses to fill online orders and added services like in-home product installation, the incoming CEO Corey berry played an instrumental role in best buy's turnaround, branding consultant Denise Leon says berry should move the company even more aggressively into services over gadgets. Yes, we will continue to have more and more devices and more technology, but the way they're integrated into our lives is becoming more personal. And therefore, we require a service provider to be in person with us provide that kind of in-person service best buy his so far managed to avoid the fate of belly up big box retailers, like Circuit City, toys, R us and sports authority, but Michael pack. Her with Wedbush securities has eventually best buy ship is gonna run into one of those icebergs. It's been dodging. I believe my kids will never shop at best buy ever, they're nineteen. And I think my kids are pretty average. He says best buy can thrive as an electronics convenience store where we get phone chargers and adapters when he can't wait. But he doesn't think best buy needs a thousand stores to do that.

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"circuit city" Discussed on Mixergy

Mixergy

03:39 min | 3 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on Mixergy

"So I started to I I ran into some problems with the networks because the Phillies networks were like, look your competitor. So I that's when I moved the check back to the background in came back. The foreground said, no, no, no where agency and I in the background, I integrated everything and built the whole tech stack. And it is a Gabi gave us some huge advantages over the affiliate networks in at that time agency started to come out. We were the first one an bohrium you. Go ahead. A cool story as we were the first Phillies marketing agency, I was the first one to go global. I was the largest in the world. I was the first one to be acquired. So it's kind of a neat story. And the the the time can get get acquired with fifteen years. Seventeen years seventeen years. Yeah. So one is hard one. So let's talk about how you got customers. Then back then so you were an agency. What did you do to get people who didn't really understand what affiliate were to understand that? They should hire you. Well, what I learned is that the retail if you look at the advertiser merchant industry, if you try to do lead gen it didn't work because people can just say, oh, the lead was a bad lead. It's not imperial. So you end up having a lot arguments travel turned out to be a problem because there's huge latency and getting paid they wait until, you know, hotel room closes down or somebody goes on cruise or whatever to get paid. So cash flow is problem, but retail transactions right now, you mounts bureauc-, no problem. But at that time, you have the the what I call brand manufacturer, which is somebody who makes their product and sells it like schedulers. Right. And then you have retailers who sell other people's products and. So when you look at these two markets, you realize that the retailers have more mouths to feed because they still have manufacturer. So they have less margins. They have less margins they need to not only make more, but they can pay less. So I I also learned that my exit strategy was to sell to somebody that wanted to close real brands manufacturer brands. So I got away completely away from settling anybody that was in the retail space and only went with people that so that was a manufacturer that drove sold direct consumers on apple sketchers forever. Twenty one companies like that. Right. So if they made the product, and they sold it online that was my customer, and so I built a base of customers around that which really did work in terms of getting to my exit. Who are some of the low lesser known companies that did a lot because they were in direct marketing like I'm talking about people like the old camera company extend that was out there for a long time with their failure program. Do you? Remember anyone that was doing the specially well for you. That's gone. Well, all the toys R us Circuit City. I mean, all those guys they toys R us and Circuit City, where Phillies of yours, they weren't manufacturing products. They were clients. So that was well, I accepted toys R us and Circuit City at the time. Because you know, they were huge was my way to get into the manufacturers. So what I did is. I said I wanted toys R us. I looked at the products they had and then I wouldn't call the manufacturers. So I had you know, the the major manufacturers sold a toys R us because I called them and said, hey, look toys, R us sales through me that are selling your product. Why wouldn't you wanna work with me got it? And then I started move over. Right. And then you need a Phillies to start moving that product. What did you do to get Philias?.

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"circuit city" Discussed on The Tech Guy

The Tech Guy

03:04 min | 3 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on The Tech Guy

"It was all car audio equipment. And you know today when you go in there. It's completely different. You know, it's it's companies like apt of and Delphi and Ford and Audi in companies that are building automated vehicles and building mapping systems and telematics technology and a lot of the stuff that they were showing here eleven years ago. When I first came here is that market has really started to shrink because really. Yeah, we'll because you know, you look at new cars today, you get into any car built in the last few years, and it used to be that they all had a head unit and audio head unit that was in the dashboard that was a standard size and was usually what they call. If the skinnier ones were called the din Stanton din standard, and then they had the doubled in which was the same thing. But twice the height. And you could pop those out, and you could pop in you could go to best buy or Circuit City in those days, you know, or any number of other stores and by replacement head units and put in a better stereo, and it would. It would bolt right in you just wired up to be a big business. There used to be a bunch of car stereo, car audio companies up and down our main street here in town. They're all gone. Yeah. Because when you look at a new car, look at your tesla, you can't replace nothing. I can do with that. That's the way it is. You know? Yeah. Ours today, they have a built in touch screen or built in screen and the dash, and there is no unit that you can replace you might be able to you know, if you went to a really high end audio place get them to put in maybe better, amplifiers or better speakers. But that's about it. So a lot of that kind of stuff that I saw seven years ago isn't here because no more head ends. Yeah. But it is important. Remember that the average age of cars on the road in the US? Today's almost twelve years, right? Which means there's still hundreds of million. There's still probably, you know, upwards of one hundred million cars on the road that do that can have audio systems replace. Well, I think a lot of people are looking to replace their. Head unit with Android auto or apple carplay. Right because they want that. Yeah. That feature in their. Although man, I I hear nothing but problems with people who have both. I I drive a lot of different cars as part of my job. And my wife's car has. It's a Honda has Android auto. And and and does she like plague? Yes, she uses all the time. She's Android auto. Okay. And I I use it in all the cars drive it mates. Just because the you're gonna get your phone updated far more frequently than you're going to get your car updated. Yeah. It has they both have limitations. You know, the the good the good the upside of it is, you know, you can use your navigation if you like apple maps or maps or ways use that you can stream your audio really easily from your device, and it's so you can listen to your Spotify or your Pandora, Google play music or apple music. So that that.

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"circuit city" Discussed on Throwing Shade

Throwing Shade

04:21 min | 3 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on Throwing Shade

"Enter code share. Twenty. I don't know that I covered this enough when it happened. So I'm going to cover this another sore. There's. That's right. There's a bigger story with in this smaller story, I'm going to tell you. So. What is probably some of them are shocking news. It's so funny that we were talking about dating apps earlier. So the grinders director of communications recently resigned from his role, and he did so and this is the bigger story within this story because did you know that the president of this dating app of Greider, which is so weird to say the president of grinder? Must've been real bit. It was a real. It was all swipe. It was all taps. It was all everything. There's a people crazy. I'm granted. There's a function where you tap on there. Which means like it's sort of like, a Polk or whatever just like, hey, I didn't want to write anything. Why you know? It's just like way, it's swipe. Okay. I'm not engaging. Like, I'm not writing anything to yet. I'm just saying like, hey, you're cute. That's what I think people go crazy in their bios. Tap. Yeah. I've seen that. That's what that's what it means. It gets so upset which I don't know. I think it's nice pokes its pokes. So the grinder the president of grinders man named Scott Chen who is fully heterosexual. Who recently said that he believes that marriage should be between a man and a. Oh. Runs grindr. Which is like why does he do? Fuck it or who ran grinder. I should say. I did he do that. Why would you ever go to restaurant? And you're like, oh, so how how is the house the stake in there like waiters like, well, I'm vegetarian and I've never eaten and I wouldn't. But I suppose I'm like, well, then why why did you take you ruined my life? Like, I didn't need to feel it look if you are grossed out by this don't work here. Don't work here. Don't work at anything anywhere else. Oh, you landed on one of three John this like, do you think there's apps that? He's like, oh, well, I also hate cars, and I hate periods. I don't know. There's the apps that I pay. Swipe through cars. Yeah. Through or is it for any car like cars movie related? Yeah. It's it's it's all my cars games. You know, which car are you which is like sort of a horoscope thing where daily it changes. Sometimes you're a speed McQueen. Sometimes your. Tuggings? Oh, I don't. Honda, which one of those made. I think speed McQueen Israel. Oh my gosh. It is. Yeah. Yeah. So this landed rapes some waltz is was directed. The so big we could get that without me having to repeat by horrible for knits of maybe his name land in Rafe zome waltz, which by the way that's Bill and he's the protagonist in the story. That's villains name. Yeah. Or at least somebody who has a job at cloud city or a Cape. Yes. Or does tours of Northern Lights? So. Route about it. And he's like look at your country's destroy. Yeah. You're gonna wanna come out of your tenths. Now. When people I hate when people say, you're gonna why hate you're gonna wanna read it. You're gonna want to line at Circuit City, not seven years ago, some guy did they all look like giant plugs? That was why I went. Yeah. It was cute. So I went in and a guy behind me said, you're gonna wanna pull up your shorts. They're slipping down a little bit. They're gonna wanna shut you ever say you're going to want it to me I want you're gonna one on a T shirt or an eye tattoo or an eye tattoo. Absolutes gorgeous from Indiana Jones. Us wanna be in love with me. You're gonna wanna be in love with me. That's going to be my badge. You're gonna wanna econ. Oh love with me. Do it. That for the first thing when you're talking about when two people start to drift as my tax you you're going to want to stop..

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"circuit city" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

03:07 min | 3 years ago

"circuit city" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

"And from word joke here. I mean, they're trying to throw in Steve winwood higher love like her working with this Bumblebee. He is the higher power. They're letting the music do all of it. And in fact, that is her contribution to him is that he has lost his voice, so she can't fix her own car, but I guess you can fix car radios, and she's able to give them a car radio. And he can do what we know. He does in the universe and speak through DJ and picking of lyrics. She doesn't repair the radio she replaces the radio. So I guess when auto bots are Gamage, they could take that you gave at Circuit City and just put them on in there. And the thing is there's only so much you could fix on a car at a certain point, you need a part as certain point you've repaired everything you can repair and you need a new part. And so I think that's where she's stymied on the corvette. But Bumblebee these early scenes kind of sweet bumblebees as a freight of her as she is of him. He's stumbling around and towering reminded me of short circuit and Johnny five in the early times. Because Bumblebee lost his memory in that fight. He can. -pletely has nesia. And he doesn't know where he is. He has no idea who he is either. Right. It's a lot of music. She tries to get him to play the Smiths Rick Ashley because we all know what being Rick rolled is nowadays he's going to opt for unchained melody her dad's favorite song again that they try really hard to build this relationship based on the dead with a heart attack. And I just think that less is more here pullback, and maybe give us some genuinely touching moments. Don't try to use music to lay over all of. It is weird of her song with her father was unchained. Melody, oh, my love my darling. I hunger for your touch. That's not exactly a father daughter song. I'm just saying plus goes was for years away. That wasn't in vogue nineteen eighty-seven. The humor of this movie is very different obviously than a Michael bay movie. And I saw this movie, by the way with my son. He and I saw just a regular to show at a theater near bias. And I'll have to MIT when Bumblebee, Charlie. Memo go to egg her house, and they're trying to show him. How to do the toilet paper in the egging and everything which by the way, Sharman free is actually a product that was actually a really good call back to the eighties of getting the right products from that era. But anyway, when he takes the eggs in smashes it on the hood of the BMW and starts jumping on it, and destroying the car, my son, and I and the entire theater, which is laughing hysterically. That was such a funny little seen didn't have to be here. But I just got a big chuckle out of that. So I was kinda glad that little short little payoff just for Bumblebee to do something hull area in the late eighties. Where people don't have the cameras of the cell phones and everything he can actually unlike monster trucks, actually, take off. Nobody has any idea. What just happened that to me was legitimately funny? You found that funny 'cause I actually thought that was a step too far. I really step too far. Yeah. How so it was destruction of property. I mean at second of all this movie really bothers me..

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Alexa Cast is Amazon's answer to Chromecast Audio, but only works with Amazon Music

The Vergecast

04:40 min | 3 years ago

Alexa Cast is Amazon's answer to Chromecast Audio, but only works with Amazon Music

"Google has something different. So I was looking, I think they've they've embraced an extended. Yeah, yes. So, yeah. What's the solution is this? I mean, does Amazon just have to do this because of Google so much power and Google cast is their thing. Why? Probably like imagine if your Spotify, right? And you're here, you're the music servants. You already have the airplay button. It's all Spotify. Just like you know the abstract, all of the protocols, of course, but your Spotify developer, and you've got to support airplay airplay too, right? Pollutes youth, Google, cast Spotify, connect. Alexa cast yet wrote Roku connect, you know, we, we, we had Anthony would on the show, has tweak. He's talking about Roku connect. Like suddenly you're the literally the fragmentation of services about you're gonna, have a bunch of stuff and you housing what you're talk to it. Some, there's something mistaken here like, so we're making some kind of mistake here when you know Spotify, suspend x. more hours of engineering time, supporting one more cast protocol as opposed to making its at better because they're also here dishes use them. Here's the thing I tweeted, some of this affect I was like, if I were invented today all every company that makes these different casting standards would have made a different version of proprietary different version of wifi. And you'll never guess who responded the former CEO of Sonos, Chun Farland, who writes, they all benefit from the internet and wifi standards and cannot do proprietary in return. They all suck house. How's their behavior different from stupid consumer electronics, who worked to make universal remotes impossible. There's just there's just every every it's like every trigger for verge cast discussions. You got universal remotes you've got, I are plaza. Hugh soda. I think these casting standards. Are there sort of a lever of power for these company? You know, it's funny about that. Is it Sonos ran proprietary one. Sned like, that's that is it's a proprietary version of institute eleven b. Now they run a little bit, but you can still buy a sent us boost and then have a second proprietary. It's true. It's I, I don't know what the motives for proprietary casting like it's not like Netflix is going to give up and just pick one. Right? It's the moat is you buy speakers that are compatible with the phone that you have or if you happen to have speakers that work with your phone, you're less likely to switch to another phone because it will no longer work with your speakers. Do you have it how? Okay, I'll give you all of that. You know, put Alexa cast in that framework. If you're the one Amazon music customer in the world, who's like thank God. Alexa cast is here because now only going to be in the Amazon ecosystem. Alexa cast is just straight up spite. It's just straight of spite for Google. It's leverage. They're they're so that when they're negotiated with Google to allow the Lenovo smart display in the Amazon. Which guess what? It's not there that they'd be like, tell you what we'll switch away from Alexa cast. If you know you, you give us something on this deal here. Microsoft needs. What. Have Microsoft just uses mirror cast by the way. Another standard in that. Is it actual, but that's that streaming. That's not just a real. Yeah, because I was just thinking. 'cause like obviously it's bonkers to think of you buy a speaker that specifically designed for your phone or computer, but like if you is it bonkers because I have a home pun, sell you. I I know I know. think I was thinking like, you know, I grew up very close to best buy, like walking distance from best buy into best buy very many times in Circuit City in was future shop. What was that other one future store? Whatever. This is this explains a lot actually, I, I grew up going to radio shack, so you're, you know, I'd go to go to best buy and hang out at like the the cell cell phone kiosk and try to like upscale customers on like bluetooth anyways. If you think about what best buys layout was, was there's a computer section. There was a phone section. There was like a home audio section. There's TV. Now if you go to best buy, it's there's the Samsung section. There's the Mike subsection. There's apple section the, you know, there's the, it's the best by turning into to specify starting into these questions of stores and their growth like they're succeeding, not necessary because they're selling stuff but, but because they sell tech support..

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