19 Episode results for "DHL"
Electric cargo cycles deliver packages in Miami
"I'm dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections in many cities delivery trucks and vans often end up circling blocks parking illegally or idling in the street while the driver hops out to drop off a package but some companies have found an alternative that takes up less parking space and creates less pollution three wheeled electric cycles that are equipped with cargo containers. You can operate them like a bike but they have power. You can run it on full electric if you need to. It's a good blend between being on a bicycle and being in a car. Greg hewitt is ceo of dhl express us. Last summer the package delivery company began using four of these electric cargo cycles in miami. Each has a container that carries up to four hundred pounds and his reloaded several times. A day hewitt says dhl express aims to get e cycles into more cities soon but i cities and states must approve and regulate their use for example permitting them to ride in bike lanes or creating parking areas for them so change won't happen immediately but he says e bikes can help make cities more sustainable by reducing road traffic and emission pollution while still not sacrificing fast efficient deliveries for our customers. Climate connections is produced by the for environmental communication to hear more stories like this visit. Climate connections dot org.
Tesla Invests $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin
"With the right logistics partner the possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries. Here's your midday brief from monday. February eighth. I'm jay wayland for the wall street. Journal tesla is buying big and bitcoin. The electric car company says it has purchased one point five billion dollars in the crypto currency that it expects to start accepting it as payment for its products soon tesla. ceo elon. Musk has been promoting bitcoin and other digital currencies on twitter. Recently bitcoin prices jumped more than ten percent. After the announcement new coronavirus cases in the us fell below one hundred thousand for the first time this year. According to data from johns hopkins university out today hospitalizations are down to about eighty one thousand marking the twenty six. Th straight day of declines. This comes as states. Continue ramping up vaccination efforts the cdc says about nine and a half percent of the us population has been given at least one dose of covid nineteen vaccine and the nonpartisan congressional budget. Office says the president biden's proposal to increase the federal minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour by two thousand twenty five what reduce the number of americans living below the poverty line by nine hundred thousand but the office also says the move would cost the country one point four million jobs more than half of. Us states have already raised their minimum wages above the current federal minimum of seven dollars and twenty five cents an hour but worker advocates say a higher floors needed to benefit employs in large cities. We'll have a lot more coverage of the day's news on the wsj's news podcast. You can add to your playlist on your smart speaker or listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Boeing Backs Grounding of Some 777 Jets Over Engine Concerns
"With the right logistics partner the possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries. Here's your morning brief for monday. February twenty-second i'm mark stewart. For the wall street journal. Boeing has told airlines to stop flying. It's wide-body triple southern aircraft equipped with a specific type of jet engine. It comes after a united triple seven saw one of its engines break apart shortly after takeoff over the weekend near denver. The faa said it would order immediate inspections of those jets engine maker. Pratt and whitney said it was working. With investigators and airlines unrevised inspections united is the only us airline using that engine and said it had taken two dozen planes out of service overseas japan airlines only pine airways and korean airlines have also grounded. Flights boeing said it's working with us. Japanese regulators software provider toast is planning an ipo. That could value the company at around twenty billion dollars according to people familiar with the matter. Toast provides payment processing hardware and cloud based software for restaurants its products include payroll processing and email marketing. The covid nineteen death toll in the. Us is expected to reach half a million today about a year after the first confirmed death in the country later this week in fda panel will meet to decide whether to recommend emergency use authorization for johnson. Johnson single shot vaccine looking at markets. Both shanghai and the hang sang both saw declines today while the nikkei closed in the green we have a lot more coverage of the day's news on the wsj's what's news. Podcast you can add it to your playlist on your smart speaker or listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Verizon Launches Yahoo Mobile DTH
"These are the daily Tech Headlines for Wednesday March Eleventh Twenty Twenty. I'm Tom Merritt. The Entertainment Software Association announced Wednesday. It will not hold E. Three Electronics Entertainment Expo which was scheduled for June nine hundred eleven then Los Angeles the essay side of the cove in nineteen viruses. The reason and says it is looking into an online experience to showcase industry announcements in news into June. Twenty twenty verizon has launched a Yahoo branded cellular service in the. Us called Yahoo Mobile. It offers one plan unlimited lt data limited tethering and Yahoo mail pro all for forty dollars a month. The plan is almost identical to Yahoo Zone. Visible phone service by comparison verizon charges five dollars a month for unlimited data on Verizon Service vulnerability in version three one one of the Server. Message Block three one one for windows which used to share files and printers and such could be exploited by a worm. The flaw affects windows ten and windows server. Twenty nineteen Microsoft is not yet have a patch but vulnerable servers can disabled compression to block on authenticated attackers from exploiting the vulnerability. Microsoft also recommends blocking port. Four four five Microsoft announced the. Take down of the neckers. Botnets believed to have infected more than nine million computers worldwide Microsoft team the CYBERSECURITY firms. Isp's domain registries governments Erz and law enforcement across thirty five countries. The team broke the botnets. Algorithm that generated random domain names for the command control servers used to operate the button it. The Microsoft team predicted what domains would be registered and then prevented the botnets from registering them. Microsoft also got a court order to take control of existing domain names hosted by the net in the United States. Isp'S INSERT teams will notify affected users. So they can remove them our nine five. Google sources say Google plans to launch a second generation chrome cast ultra this year based on Android TV the device codename. Sabrina has the usual four K. Why Bluetooth features in Odongo format but will also include a remote with a microphone? Built-in Tick Tock plans to open a transparency center in Los Angeles in May to let experts observe the way. The platform moderates content. It will also share details of its source code and independent security measures tick tock has come under increasing criticism from us. Government officials are report from Palo Alto Networks Unit Forty two security division says seventy two percent of healthcare networks mix. Iot An assets on the same network leaving those networks vulnerable to the spread of malware attacks have shifted from denial of service to targeting patient and corporate data or installing ransomware. A National Cyber Security Center of Excellence survey in two thousand nineteen found that eighty three percent of all medical imaging systems run on outdated operating systems. That's a jump of fifty six percent due in large part to the end of life of windows seven airport hospitality group. Ot G will adapt. Amazon's just walk out technology to use in its stores. The CBO express gourmet market in Newark Liberties Terminal C. Will be the first to operate the cash fearless technology. Starting March sixteenth. Okay G. Operates three hundred fifty outlets ten North American airports including JFK Toronto Pearson Chicago O'hare Houston Intercontinental and more Disney plus is live in India eighteen days before the expected launch date of March Twenty Ninth Disney owned hot star is now called Disney plus hot star Disney plus hot star premium subscription is currently priced at two hundred ninety nine rupees a month or nine hundred ninety nine rupees a year. Dhl has committed to deploying a thousand robots from the locus robotics DHL implemented some local spots in the life sciences and retail sectors as a test and says it's an increase of eighty percent fulfilment productivity locus. Robotics is one of twenty five robotics companies. Dhl plans to partner with finally the nonprofit CEELO Foundations Alliance for prosperity cryptocurrency developer platform launched with fifty partners among the partners are injuries and Horowitz and coin base C low plans to offer a stable coin called the CEELO dollar which can be sent to any phone number. The stable coin is back with other cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Theory not by Fiat currencies. The CEELO wallet is available on Android and CEELO's open source platform plans to launch. Its main net in April for more discussion of the news of the day. Be Sure to subscribe to daily Tech News. Show DOT COM and remember rate and review daily tech headlines. Wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening. We'll talk to you next time.
Elon Musk Makes His 'SNL' Debut
"With the right logistics partner the possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries. Not quite live from new york. This is your tech news. Briefing for monday may tenth. I remained llewellyn for the wall street journal this weekend. The tech leader elon. Musk made his saturday. Night live debut. Musk is an unusual choice of hosts for the sketch comedy show and his appearance featured plenty of nods to musk's businesses and plenty of fart jokes and doj coin references coming up our tesla reporter rebecca. Elliot will be here to break it all down. That's after these headlines. The main pipeline carrying gas and diesel fuel to the east coast was temporarily. Shut down by. Its operator this weekend. After the company systems were hit by a cyber attack colonial pipeline said the attack involved ransomware. We're hackers locked the victim out of systems until they receive a ransom payment. It's not yet clear. Who perpetrated the attack people familiar with the matter see. The investigation is still in the early stages. The company said it's engaged a third party cybersecurity firm to help resolve the issue and that it's contacted federal agencies and law enforcement and the court battle between apple and epic games maker. A fortnight continues this week so far. Lawyers for epic have called on witnesses including the company's eo to illustrate its perspective that apple's app store policies are anticompetitive and that the fees apple charges are too high in the week ahead. Epic is expected to call more expert witnesses as well as current apple. Employees apple has rejected claims that it operates monopoly and says the fees it collects from developers are necessary for covering expenses related to apps emissions security and user privacy. We'll be following along here and wsj.com so be sure to check back for updates all right we've got a great show for you this morning elon. Musk took over. Snl and we'll go through all the highlights sit around and we'll be back with the right logistics partner. The possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries over the weekend elon. Musk the ceo of tesla and spacex at snl host to his resume to any one of offended. I just want to say i. Reinvented electric cars. And i'm sending people to mars rocketship. Did you think. I was also going to be a normal dude. So what happens. When an iconoclastic tech entrepreneur and one of the world's richest people hosts a sketch comedy. Show let's turn to our tesla reporter. Rebecca elliott find out. Hey rebecca good to talk to you again manda. Thanks for having me. So i just wanna come right out and acknowledge here you and i are talking on a show called tech news briefing. It is not normal. That an appearance on saturday night live would give us something to talk about. Yeah it's definitely unusual. Snl typically taps entertainers to host the show. There are a handful of business people who have done so in the past including the late george steinbrenner who on the new york yankees for president. Donald trump hosted twice Including in two thousand fifteen when he was vying to be the republican nominee for the white house. We don't know at this point. Exactly how the hosting gig came together but elon. Musk has a super wide audience. This was the first time that snl expanded viewership and had live streaming internationally. And so you know. He certainly brought a lot of attention to the show. Sure so maybe a way for snl to kind of tap into that broader audience and on the other side. Why would musk wanna come on. You know for a lot of entertainers and other sort of typical guests. The purpose of these appearances is publicity for an upcoming show or movie or other project. So why would must be interested. I think it's probably a similar rationale. A lot. Of automakers shell out big box for tv commercials and you even saw some of tesla's rivals aaron commercials during the episode. Tesla generally doesn't do that and so elon. Musk does a lot to can have leverage his public persona to the company's benefit got it. Okay so let's get onto the show itself for anyone who may have missed it. What happened how to go. And what were the kind of biggest moments so. Musk said in his opening monologue that he has asperger's syndrome which is a type of autism. And it's believed to be the first time that he has said publicly that he has that condition. It's one that affects how people interact with others. And so that was one of the early interesting pieces of the segment as you mentioned at the opening of this podcast. Also issued a faux apology as part of his opening monologue. To folks who he may have offended. He has a habit of taking swipes at others. Especially on twitter and then he appeared in quite a number of the live sketches and prerecorded bits as the show and on in one he issued commands to mars mission. Musk wants to colonize mars this elon. Musk who. I'm in charge of the whole mosque project. Oh congrats to. I don't wanna also showed up in a sketch. Gen z hospital. Playing a bearded doctor is going to be okay. I'm sorry but at this particular time that's looking like cap dressed up as the nintendo character. Oh for parody Related to the super mario video games. Today that you are evil. No i am not to eat but i just misunderstood and some of the anti down hitting the scott disgusting. So here's a wide range of appearances there. Yeah i was surprised by how game he wants to get into those costumes to so there were also some sketches that poked fun at some of his business ventures and where he talked up crypto currencies. He even played a character that called himself the doj father on the satirical news segment weekend. The who's kept asking him to explain dodi coin until finally i keep telling you. It's the crypto gercy. You can trade for conventional money so the hustle everybody to rebecca one thing. I'm curious about on this point. Musk is a business leader. And you know the things that he says publicly can have very real implications for business in markets in the rest of the real world. Yeah absolutely i mean for example a couple of years ago. A joke that alon. Musk made on twitter. For april fools seemingly backfired. He made a joke about tesla going bankrupt. Which it it was. Not but the next day the stock fell and so one of the things that people in particular were watching leading up to this show was whether his his comments would be market moving and he has repeatedly in the last. Few months made comments on twitter about the cryptocurrency doj coin and the price of that crypto currency really surged in the weeks leading up to musk's appearance and so people were watching to see whether the price of doj coin would cross one dollar for the first time during the episode. It did not and actually fell a little bit hard to say why that happened but the price of wobbled downward during the broadcast. Got it and while we're talking about that doj coin sketch on weekend update. I have to point out a moment from a little earlier in it type of digital money but instead of being controlled by a central government. They're decentralized using blockchain technology was that a farting noise. I heard sure sounded like A musk has said in the past that he really likes fart jokes. at least some tests. are even capable of farting on command. So you know. I was as i was watching looking out to see whether there would be a fart joke and it seems there was nothing if not consistent. He is so before. I let you go. I've got to ask. Is this a new normal. For tech. ceos. Are we gonna see. Jeff bezos bill gates hosting next. There aren't a lot of ceos like musk. he's a pretty unique character. So you'd have to ask the folks at snl if they're interested in having business people on more often. But i can't think of anyone who compares to. Musk alright are tesla reporter. Rebecca eliot thanks rebecca. Thanks for having me. That's it for today's tech news briefing. You can find more tech stories on our website wsj.com and if you like our show. Please do reach merv. Us in your app store. It really does help. I'm amanda llewellyn for the wall street journal. Thanks for listening.
766: Renata Mihich, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding (DGF)
"Welcome to the tank bloke writer podcast, your guy to future, Tech, Trends and innovation in a language. You understand now over to your host Neal Hughes. Welcome back to the tech law Greider podcast. How we doing now on the daily tech podcast. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to get to speak with people from all over the world. And some of the biggest businesses in the world to for example yesterday. We had Denton 's to world's biggest law firm, not to mention the likes of adobe, Microsoft, IBM Sony, and so many others. But I also love talking with startup founders who have taken a problem and create a solution currently writing that roller coaster journey of magnificent highs and enormous tips along the way too. However, it occurred to me the other day to art been missing something on this podcast. What about the person that's listening to the show anywhere in the world? Who's just nervously applied for? Something like a customer service role accompany threat is they work themselves the ranks until in a fantastic position within company and after seven hundred and sixty episodes. I don't think I've actually covered a story like that. Until today. Today's guest is Renato my hick, and she has done just that she started in a customer service role in Brazil, and he's now heading up a major sector of the company aid Canada. I absolutely love stories low at lease so involved on the show today. And we're also going to talk about the role of technology in that journey to so book up and hold on tight. So I can be more is although I to Toronto. So we can speedway that Renard to who is the managing director for DHL global forwarding over there in Canada. So messy form welcome to the show. Can you tell the listeners a Labatt who you are? And what you do. Sure. Still rainy through each. I am a Brazilian even in Canada for five years. I'm the managing director for a detail for Worthing Pianetta mother of two beautiful kids testing one of big reasons on Voyager on the show today was after a hoot about your inspiring and compelling story about you twenty plus year career with DHL before we go down. And can I take you back to where we all began in customer service back in Brazil. He told me more about your journey from the moment, you nervously applaud for that customer service role to moving up the ranks and heading up to a major sector of the company in Canada here. Well, Neil it will happen. Very naturally infest. My career has been very fluid since the first day, I was very lucky to basically work. In in every single area of the company, even if for a short period of time, and when I started do you're gonna vision in Brazil was quite small. We were around me, the only eight people and along those years, I love interacting with people, and I had the chance to to go from customer service to sales which was pretty much very natural set. And when they left if you're gonna Zeeshan maybe sixteen eighteen years after she'll come to Canada, we were already six hundred people. So I could say that I grew together with the organization on the show a really enjoy sharing stories set at the business leaders Lynn from other business leaders install took Lynn from other starves that vote being on a similar journey. One of the things I've noticed is changed since our left school, certainly which with a long long till I'm ago was it was always drilled into me that you can do whatever you want in life as long as you put me hours in but somewhere along the way seems that young. Generation's listening almost half their wings, clipped, and told to be stay grounded and stay realistic. But there's never been more petunias in the world. For example, anybody can now write a book house their own podcast, run, their own business, etc. I'm curious do you think is still possible for somebody in a customer service role? It's listening to his right now that they took rise up the ranks with good old fashioned hard work, and that right attitude. We review you. I look has changed, but you know, some fundamentals there's to the same so Betty, -cation perseverance. And and I think pretty much the right offs shoes are still in my opinion critical for success. And and you know this week. I have heard something really funny. But I find it so true that along our careers. You know, we get help from people just why can story tales, right? When you have talking animals showy, nap to to help, you get out of the woods and in life. You know, it happens as well. But it it just helps with the people with a good attitude. You know, so I think showing the right attitude along your career is it's it's he and very powerful. Absolute completely agree with you talk to animals as well. The always me. If you look at your successful career at DHL, which is a huge global brand. I mean, have you seen technology transform every aspect of that business throughout the is? I think -nology has been in continues to be key and continues to transform the business everyday in logistics, close to real time information can be sometimes more valuable than the freight itself. So for us the technology to enhance visibility and and and even to help us streamline processes, they are quite a key for our success as we do look forward. How'd you see technology continuing to transform DHL as I said before the technology tools can only allow us to reach faster decision making an anything. That's what our customers are looking for so improving our processes and ultimately increase our customers tomorrow. So in other divisions. We we have a lot of tools that can help that for example, drones to support inventor recounts. Smart glasses in warehouses to optimize picking processes in. Our case we use a lot of Roberts. You know to to support us in in doing a more redundant tasks faster. So there is a lot going on that can help us improve our speech market. You know, I was in our speed to market means hours peed in providing information to our customers. One thing that we don't talk about enough, especially where technology's concerned or when it comes to technological change. Have you come across resistant to change it the H L? And if we have anyone listening in a business anywhere in the world. It's also struggling with resistance to change. What I would you offer to get the idea destination of alignment synergy. And team members of it. Ultimately everyone's cheering for the same. Thing. Absolutely. And in my first year in Canada. I led to his ation, she when you see mess transportation management system implementation. And that project had a significant impact, you know, in our processes, and you know, where people and change management was definitely one of the major challenges we faced, and and you asked me about any advice that I could feel I I would say that change is it's an avoidable. It's external and uncontrollable, we cannot control the change that it's happening and selectively happening, you know, in our in our business environment. However, the transition we do on. So the faster we turn vision to the Neal, the more successful, we will be we all also living in an age of instant gratification. One click baskets and twenty four hour delivery till I'm zones, but has the rise of Amazon. Join. Chris I've been a challenge or an opportunity for D H O. Would you say date has been way more on Oprah -tunities? You know, I it is very inspiring to see what I'm doing. And I frankly don't see them as a track. Actually, they are very good customer of ours. And and as far as far as I know, I mean, we we could see way more opportunities than than than threat, so far, and you know, we are sort of his company, and and our sort of much sure itchy and quantity. We will always granted the right of existence. So why are we doing a good job to our customers? There is no reason in my opinion to feel threatened. But before you came on the show to the I always do it. But a research on my guess, and I did notice that Holt Renfrew Canada's special retail of luxury brands that they recently chose the H L is Sola -gistically provide a voice afra- on cushions brokerage services. He told me a bit more about that deal and how allegedly enable you go. Is to get Luke Sherie goods into the hands of consumers in a much more timely and efficient manner. This'll be a great partnership, and we are very excited. I've all having hold says the customer we have designed quite a robust process together. And as well in partnership with our he repeated offices facility be communication. You know with your suppliers and optimize transit times by creative route is online capacity management. So this has been very successful. And and and well, it has been a pleasure to work with holds anything else happening date show. You can maybe share with us today is well for the global for warding business unit. We're very focused now, you know, a new operating system that we have been implementing since last year and this project should be finalized in the next one or two years to come. So we are very focused on that this. This will bring us a lot of mutation of our processes and. And visibility through our new system. And and as we do that, we we are all very very much focused as well and enhancing actions to improve service and grow the business. So we do have a wide range of listeners on the show in a hundred sixty five different countries. So we'll be on the train to that customer service role planning their future. What we also have CEO's and business leaders facing challenges of tech destruction and the digital transformation of everything so somebody that has had an amazing career every level and experienced transformational change and been at the heart of what's the biggest lessons that you've learned that you could maybe down to anybody listening. Well, I I wouldn't say to embrace his ruction, which is basically the ability to adapt to change and to listen to to people at all levels in your organization, you know, because every perspective count to make the right decision test. It what a huge thank you for coming on today. And if there is anybody listening that's been SP. Boy it by your story. Just remind listeners of where it confined you online. And also, maybe just reach out and contact to a member of your team if they've got any questions about H O to go Neil. I I invite everyone to look for me in Lincoln. You can find me my profile under my name Renata me hitch. Am I h I c age, and then I will send you more information and details about the child that you can as solve research on the podcast fantastic. So I'll add all those links to the show notes and the complained blog post, the accompanies podcast to stop people can get hold of you nicely. Will find out any further information about DHL, but more than anything just a big? Thank you for coming on and taking the time to share your very personal story with me today, and you'll inspirational journey thank you so much. Thank you loved Renard two story here and also have yet sept- at malay- invite Tacoma, my podcast today, and shed that story even it was a thirst podcast. I'm also wanted to point out. They show is. Not all about startup CEOs and technology because I always say the end of every episode at technology works best when it brings people together. And for me Rinat two stories about compelling and inspiring an equal measure, and yes, she has seen technology in the likes of Amazon transformed D H O and in data marketplace through our entire career. But I love most about this shade took time half a day to come on here to pass her experiences and her advice to other people listening all over the world. And the fact that we can have a conversation here. Beaming all around the world and somebody somewhere could be sat on a bus or a train having a bit of a bad day will be inspired by that story and go onto experience. Great things. We'll probably never get to hear the impact of that conversation. But it had on that person. I'm kinda hopeful that we do hear about it one day. So if we do have someone listening anywhere in the world, the is nervously waiting to see if they got that customer service role a company or just wait. In on any kind of job application. I want you to make me a promise. Remember Renault to story and anybody clip your wings stick to your plan? Listen to those around you keep amazing attitude, and you can work your way up that corporate ladder to another story that I will always stick with me. I think it was when I spoke with John Sculley a few months ago, and he famously ran Pepsi, join those Pepsi warriors until of course, Steve Jobs walked in a room and says do you want to change the world what you wanna sow sugar water? So off he went to apple. But he also told me a great story about driving Pepsi trucks at four AM and working from the bottom all the way up to the top of that company. And I genuinely thing we can Lynch so much from stories lightly, and of course, about adapting to change, especially technological change because that's crucial and while most people are fearing or avoiding it you can get ahead by going with it you won't regret it. Trust me on also. Of course, kudos today Chow for for proving that promoting from within leveraging technology and investing and looking after your people will also deliver amazing results. But what are your thoughts about? Today's interview of your experience has been hot equally. The show is not just about me and renards sharing. Our opinions. I'm so passionate by getting you guys to share yours too. So remember, you can Email me tech blog writer, outlook dot com. Instagram and Twitter is too small name nil c Hughes. So please tell me your story. And remember, there's always an open invite for you to come on here to after all, we're all on this crazy journey cold live together. And finally, if you need my help with tech blogs thought, leadership, blogs, business, blogs, all starting your own podcast. Let me now. But as quitting time for me now and my weekend starts officially and might weekend as a fishery just began so big thank you for joining me this week. And I hope I will see each and every one of you in a couple of days tone. So a big thank you for listening. And until next time don't be a stranger. Thanks for listening to the tank globe writer podcast until next time. Remember technology is best when it brings people together.
Mercedes to Unveil EQS Flagship Electric Sedan | 26 Mar 2021
"Coming up on show. One zero three three mercedes ready to unveil the s flagship sedan battery technology. And as well stick around. I'll tell me more also today waymo providing a look at that latest self driving technology. Dhl employing new electric trucks in the us and the chinese may be y de unveiling another car with a free battery. Well good morning good afternoon. Good evening wherever you're listening around the world. Welcome to news daily. It is friday twenty six march. My name is martin. Lee and i got through every story. So you don't have to mercedes-benz about to unveil any flagship e. s boasting market-leading battery range following through on. Its pledge to compete in the luxury electric vehicle segment with top technology. It's going to be pro fifteenth for the u. s. We'll see a few shots on the outside inside before then but amok milestone for the and brand has been. I think rightfully criticized for being slow on the uptake to bring me to market mercedes making eight full electric cars on three continents says the marcus schaeffer in a phone interview and writing blue bug dot com today the four hundred and thirty five miles or seven hundred kilometers of range from us which will be done again on the european test cycle so maybe slightly less i guess for the the epa in the us will give tesla a bit of a headache because they've dominated the space for range the range of the us would exceed that of the long range muddle s and of course coming soon. We'll have lucid with that at doing. Five hundred and seventeen miles then the model s. plaid plus five hundred and twenty miles. How have you look this whether you want to make this a fight between certain comedy. Because i'm always came to go down the route of of of being the one that pitches these calls against each other. I just think they'll be fans of mercedes fans of high end cars. And i know i upset tesla fans when i say that they're not high end cars other other world's best. Ev engineering. And i think the world's best software. I'll make the argument to Old along the Not the world's best luxury 'cause they're nice places to be inside but the people the augie tesla's luxury cars often find have not been inside luxury and with all respect. They're the people who are spending a hundred and twenty grand on a car right neither am i so i'm not saying that i. I'm buying cars like that. Just saying the people that go all well know mercedes. We've got no challenge. Because tesla goes further. Don't discount the buyers out that who have one hundred one hundred twenty grand to spend on a luxury car. Who by the way who don't think less is more. I know that the philosophy of let's take everything out one screen hoffa steering wheel. There are plenty of people out there who don't think less is more. They think more is more and this mercedes-benz curious which by the way is the electric equivalent of an s class. It needs to be amazing. It needs to be full luxury. It needs to be when that door slams shut with a german thud the only they can. Do you need to feel like you know you spend a million pounds on that kite to sit inside and nba absolutely wild. I think they will. Because i was inside. Or is it the mercedes benz e. qc recently that they're even and even that. Which is that will be a step down to it. S class in terms of luxury. Even that was a really really nice place to be inside again from the perspective. Not the best buy treat tech not the best efficiency and range etc this. Us just needs to compete in terms of the tech side. An if a smash it with the luxury. I think then you know lucid will suddenly have competition and i would say test competition but but really if these s clause buyers had wanted to go electric by now they would have done so they would have bought stuff was a model s. So i don't know. I think he's widens the market. Not cannibalize is the mock-ups so excited about luxury. Cars like this. Not own one on excited about it right next. Dhl launching one hundred new lightning electric vans delivery vans in the us dhl express continue to make investments in the electric van fleet following a successful initial pilot program using nine lightning electric ford transit electric vans in the us last year. They're going to deploy and eighty-nine vehicles this year. New york and california it'll be the locations produced by lightning. Motta's like design mike zero emission vehicle solutions for all sorts ready. The new electric vehicles are very highly capable. They say all the range. They made for typical. Dhl delivery run the telematics analytic software inside for route. Optimization driver training vehicle efficiencies sees now lightning a based in loveland colorado they design and manufacture zero mission a medium and heavy duty vehicles like truck shuttle. Buses passenger van chassis cab models city transit buses motorcoach stuff like that next. We'll talk waymo that providing a look inside. Self-driving truck testing electric vehicles and autonomy tend to go hand in hand and waymo is interesting. That big purchase of jaguar electric. I pace is now that putting that technology inside trucks on public roads and for the price they did a Unveiling event on march twenty fourth and they had a close aide tractor with all of the waymo. Self-driving stuff in operating around phoenix. There was a drive behind the wheel but the truck worked autonomously lane changes merging with traffic negotiating traffic as well passenger cars motorcycles large commercial trucks. And we'll all on the right with it. They were on interstate. Ten and arizona wrote to according to t- knees dot com now way mos trucking program named waymo via testing and developing technology designed to enable level four or a which is take out the driver and it will work in sutton driving conditions latest version of waymo technology is hi rez lyda. Three d images of the vehicles surroundings being created through that three sixty degree cameras detecting objects five hundred meters away. Waymo debuted the fifth genentech on that. Jack you're all electric passenger cars recently and have now put on that trucking platform interesting to say when they do that. What's electric trucks. The us next we'll talk about. Byu the recently renamed yuan av is becoming the on pro and they gave it a more modern front similar to the han. Ev its all electric. Of course it's available to ordering china. Comes they fifty kilowatt blade battery. Four hundred one kilometers of course is any dc which they still use kind of you know almost have it interesting side note. I say this on the podcast already china this summer. A moving the wwl. Tcp way of measuring range. Moving away from dc which is long overdue so the the range chinese vehicles give i think from june july will be much more accurate now. The d d. One is another car from daiwa d. And the han alongside the d. one. We'll be more popular. I would say than the you. On pro- the newly renamed it's because the d one is basically a vw golf. I mean i'd vw. Id sanca Well it was initially aimed car-sharing services but now available for private buys as well. It's about twenty thousand euros if you do the price comparison anyway. Byod have got a ton of electric car. offerings says. Pedrick push av loads of options in china but some of them will be making their way to other markets europe. Us australia and production capacity is growing very very fast. They currently the the smallest electric car model. The y d e one still has the old style battery with cobol in the ncaa. Chemistry all the models upgraded l. fbi. Lithium iron phosphate battery cells and they use seltzer pack technology so byu blade battery which gets a load of loving. The headlines is redoing the business for them and just keeps expanding but again it gets. China doesn't make a huge amount of news. I've next the top six electric cars coming to australia this year. Round up the first quarter of the it's good to look at what's coming down on the m. s. e. v. which is officially australia's cheapest. Evf forty-one thousand dollars at one into the sky on the porsche tycoon. At one hundred ninety one thousand dollars at the other end of the scale. 'cause coming vitiates australia and i forget you know. We're lucky that we get a lot of cars in europe. And i guess you know. Us as well We talk about the on the podcast but there are some oscars a big markets but australia. Certainly a big country. If not the biggest of audits the don't get these 'cause straightaway model. Y well we haven't got model. Why either right hand drive. But oh side studies benz e q. A coming to australia this year. The hundred five will be on sale this year down. Also the leaf e plus. That's the one. The big sixty two kilowatt hour battery the bmw i x. And the pollstar to six cars. That are coming to australia this year next. We'll talk about v. makers opposing the delay to emissions penalty increases in the us electric vehicle manufacturer pushing back against the decision to increase the time for automakers to meet efficiency standard says tech crunch new. Ev entrance saying the penalty mechanism is a powerful performance and an incentive to decrease tailpipe emissions but the legacy coma because wanting more time and wanting to delay for those emissions rules coming in the decision was issued in january by the national highway. Traffic safety administration is postponing the penalty increase from the beginning of model year. Two thousand nine two model year two thousand twenty two. Now tesla one is petitioning the second circuit. Us court of appeals to review the ruling. I would add on this for what it's worth. I've seen legislation and roommate because do really good job with a. Hey with c o two rules in europe the eggs on serta emissions. If the comic is didn't hit them they will find And wall street likes afia chrysler going into pooling arrangements with the likes of tesla and giving test of the money rather than the money going in fines to the european union for the large part. It did focus the minds of many comic. Because i a here and we have a lot vs on sale. Probably not as many as china obviously but more variety of ebays than anywhere else in the world. And i think that's because of the rules so you know karen stick as always Sometimes the buys need incentives and sometimes the comic is penalties. If they don't move quick enough and we've seen california do it but we really have got a sometimes penalties in place Emissions and trust me. They'll make these quick as you can relief because they don't wanna pay penalties. Next tesla's tequila bottle is on sale. True to musk's words last year. Tessler is launching a collectible tequila lightning bottle shops in europe and china dubbed the tesla to counter the hard blown. Sorry the hand blown Bottle could be another highly. Sought collectible says teslarati s not selling actual tequila here because it's too difficult with licensing laws to even sell it in some of the. Us let alone halfway around the world but the actual bottle sorry to kenza has been launched online. The product is unavailable in the us spot. In europe and china. I you can get it for one hundred nineteen dollars equivalent in china at one hundred. Seventy six dollars equivalent hearing europe The lightning shaped bottles are available to preorder. And yeah if you have two hundred euros. A couple of hundred pounds sped you go and buy an empty bottle. I would love to have a couple of hundred pounds spare. It's one of those things having having a young family don't tend to be too much. Spend money flying around at the end of the month. But hey if you got that spur more power to you go by yourself. An empty bottle and it. With whatever you one everett you'll read your personal weapon of choice right final story all a china of a gas stations. Actually in switzerland has announced plans to roll out the network of dc fast charging stations operating more than three hundred gas stations. Many of them adjacent to convenience stores and car washes and even auto repair shop says charged. These new charges located on principle travel routes in switzerland. Great news for the country They'll be hundred and sixty kilowatt charges and no membership needed and preregister just wave the old debit or credit card contactless and it starts charging perfect concerned. Switzerland high another good day of good news in the world as we love it. Well as your party podcast four today if you want to look at the back catalogue the archive so e dot news the websites Patriotism is how we fund the show never ever be have to think about supporting the show because there are plenty of people that do allow me to do this work spots Premium partners get a mentioned Electric future brad. Crosby porsche of the village in cincinnati audi of cincinnati aced volvo cars of cincinnati ace national charging dot com and low huchon dot com derek riley from the of you on youtube channel. Richard ira rsvp dot com by cells evasion uk. Id four checkout this weekend and a new on looking forward to that. Great santa martha and the remember. 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Why Blue-Collar Jobs Are in High Demand
"The unique challenges of the climate crisis is that it requires behavior change on the part of everyone in every capacity in which they liberal walk ammo now at partners wsj.com slash roller. Here's your money briefing. For tuesday february twenty third. I'm jr whelan for the wall street journal. The pandemic wiped out millions of jobs a year ago and the labor market has recovered in fits and starts since then. Many people are still struggling to find work but one area that's seen consistent growth is blue collar jobs. You have a lot more consumers just sitting at home ordering things on amazon and that is leading to job growth in these package delivery roles warehousing roles just anything that it takes to get an item built and then delivered to a person in their home. Coming up we'll check in with our economics reporter. Sara cheney cambon on why blue-collar employers are still having trouble filling positions and the prospects for continued growth. That's after the break with the right logistics partner. The possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries after the pandemic sent the unemployment rate to historic highs. A bright spot has emerged in the recovery. Hiring among blue collar workers has consistently grown since the middle of last year. Our economics reporter sara. Cheney cambon is with us to talk about it sarah. Thanks for being here so much for having me. Jr this is definitely good. News for the millions of blue collar workers who lost their jobs in the last year. What areas are seeing the most growth. We're seeing job growth in residential construction package delivery jobs warehousing jobs and we're also seeing some pickup in manufacturing as well and what's fueling this growth. Wine is the pickup in online shopping. That we've seen during the pandemic you have a lot. More consumers just sitting at home ordering things on amazon and that is leading to job growth in these package delivery rose warehousing roles just anything that it takes to kind of get an item built and then delivered to a person in their home. The other factor is the strong housing market. And that's really what's been driving a lot of residential construction jobs as well as jobs at places like building supply stores online. Shopping's become like a national pastime. It's hitting so many different areas of the economy. Yes yeah exactly. And what's interesting is. There is a lot of evidence that suggests that this acceleration and online shopping that we've seen during the pandemic is going to stick around and last even after the pandemic fades there was a survey that technology company. Pitney bowes did that showed that consumers said they do about fifty nine percents of their shopping online now and they expected to fifty six percent of it online. After the pandemic ins that compares with nine percents before the coronavirus hit you also mentioned construction and housing. We definitely have talked on the show about people moving out of cities and looking for new homes. What's the prognosis for those kinds of jobs going forward. What is the trend look like those. Two areas are expected to remain strong. We've seen the mortgage rates are historically low. And they're expected to remain low for the foreseeable future. You also have the fact. That millennials have kind of entered their prime buying years and so their appetite for homes is going to remain strong. And then lastly the pandemic kind of sped up this shift to remote work and a lot of evidence suggests that that is going to stick around and along with that. You have a lot of people who are are buying homes. They want that that home office. That extra space so that they're not right on top of their their family members spouse and so those trends are expected to endure and that will feed into demand for residential construction jobs and the like stepping back for a second to other sectors. That were hit hard during the pandemic were retail and restaurants. How are they faring. Throughout the winter Restaurants in particular have not been doing very well. They've been actually cutting jobs. The outlook though for both retail and restaurants is stronger than what. We're seeing now. A lot of economists expect that assuming the whole vaccination distribution process goes well and the economy starts to more fully reopen that a lot of jobs at restaurants and retail will come back or there will be you know. New restaurants created helping replace some of the ones that that shut down permanently. The unemployment rate is still above six percent but companies that employ blue collar workers are still having trouble filling positions. Why is that. There are quite a few different things going on there. One is that there are some pandemic specific factors. That are keeping people from looking for work altogether. You have a lot of people who are essentially fearful of of contracting the coronavirus at work. So they're not looking for jobs. You have people who have increased childcare responsibilities and so they're not able to commit to even looking for work right now and then you have kind of broader one term issues that have been present and the blue collar workforce and that is things like for years pu. Our companies have have struggled to find workers because a lot of younger people are going to college and looking for kind of knowledge base jobs as opposed to jobs that require things like heavy lifting and operating machinery. You know for the manufacturing sector this has got to be a much-needed turnaround had some well documented struggles even before the pandemic you still have the fact that manufacturers even though they're hiring they're adding back jobs Employment in that sector in particular is still blow where it was before the pandemic and demand for their products is picking up so much that they're they're having trouble and a lot of cases hiring enough workers to meet that demand And so that's kind of what we're seeing going on there. It's a little bit of a mixed nuanced picture. No sarah has the resurgence of blue-collar hiring resulted in a need for retraining. Maybe some sort of improvising by workers in the event that the job growth in their particular expertise has not come back yet. Some workers are certainly improve suing new opportunities in different fields. One percent i spoke with is a resident of atlanta and he worked at a restaurant that shutdown last spring when the pandemic i hit and he just he couldn't find work in the restaurant industry so he pivoted and got a certificate and forklift driving and landed a job at a distribution center where he's making much higher wages than he was in the restaurant industry and he plans to stay in warehousing because it pays better and because he knows that though the workload is going to be persistent all right. That's wall street journal. Economics reporter sara. Cheney cambon sarah thanks for coming on the show. Thanks so much for having me. Jr and that's your money briefing. Im jr whalen for the wall street journal.
U.S. Employers Cautiously Added New Jobs in January
"With the right logistics partner the possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries after losing one hundred forty jobs in december employers. Were hiring again last month. But even the president says we're not out of the woods yet wall we're grateful for everyone found work and his earning a paycheck is very clear. Our economy is still in trouble. We'll get into the details of the jobs report. Plus how democrats are moving ahead with the covid relief. Bill without the gop and how tampa hotel owners still plan to score big at super bowl. Fifty five. It's friday worry fifth. I'm anne marie for totally for the wall street journal. Here's what's news. Employers added forty nine thousand new jobs in january a bounceback from december's losses on employment fell to six point three percent. But that's in part because fewer people are searching for jobs. We'll talk about which sectors are hiring. And which are still struggling later in the show despite the weak jobs report. Us stocks rose today. All three major indexes end of the week with gains the s&p five hundred was up more than four point six percent. Its best week since early. November the dow was up three point nine percent for the week and the nasdaq finished up. Six percent our markets reporter amorth ram. Kumar has more than one way to look at. This week's moves is basically investors breathing. A sigh of relief as a lot of the big moves in game. Stop and other hot day. Traders stocks eased a little bit. We saw big losses in those day. Trader meam favorites. And it's no coincidence that the broader market regained its footing as a result. Some people were really worried that continued volatility in those hot names that were popular short. Bits for professional investors could cause broader market chaos and. We saw big declines last friday to in january but so far in february. The market has got smo- joe bear in their hundreds at new all time highs. I'm worth says. Investors are also optimistic about more federal aid coming into the economy one reason we saw stocks higher and also treasury yields higher is that a lot of investors are still anticipating more stimulus. So people are an -ticipant eating and closely watching how president biden's one point nine trillion dollar plan moves through congress now. The house approved a budget. Bill advancing biden stimulus plan. Today the vote is another step in a process that would allow democrats to pass the package in the senate without republican support. President biden spoke about the plan earlier. Today i've told both republicans and democrats. That's my preference to work together. But if i have to choose between getting help right now to americans who are hurting so badly and getting bogged down in a luxury negotiation or compromise on a bill. That's that's up to the crisis. That's an easy choice. I'm going to help. The american people are hurting now. Democrats will now start ironing out the details including deciding who will be eligible for fourteen hundred dollar direct payments and whether or not to raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars. An hour and oxford says the cove nineteen vaccine developed with drugmaker astrazeneca is effective against the uk variant of disease which is spreading rapidly in the us and around the world. The preliminary findings haven't been reviewed by other scientists visor and madeira. Also say preliminary studies have shown both of their vaccine to offer protection against new strains coming up after the break. The economy added jobs last month. But why it's too soon to call it. a comeback. Applera is known as a pioneer in sales tax automation. Since two thousand four apple there has been providing cloud based sales tax solutions for businesses of all sizes and with more than a thousand signed partner. Integrations avelar likely integrates with the erp and ecommerce systems. You use today find out how your business can save time and reduce risk avalanche dot com slash. Wsj that's a v. a. l. a. r. a. dot com slash wsj avalon tax compliance downright. Today's jobs report was a lot better than last month's but president biden was clear today that he believes the. Us economy is still in trouble. We added just six thousand private sector jobs in the country last month. Overall we added forty nine thousand jobs and this at a time when we have more than ten million people out of work. Four million people have been out of work for six months or longer and two point. Five million women have been driven from the workforce and even in this month's positive report. There are some concerning details. The majority of the new jobs were for temporary positions. Something economists are looking at closely. Joining me now with more. Details is our labor economics and policy reporter. Eric morath hi eric. Thanks for being here. Sure how to join you. So eric january's job gains reflect temporary hiring after a december in which we lost one hundred forty thousand jobs does the january report market improvement. If these positions are only temporary. Yeah i think that communists are cautious. This call this a real big comeback from december. They're more temporary jobs at it than all other jobs at it in the economy. So a little split on what that means. Some hiring is better than no hiring and it could be a sign that employers are seeing demand for their goods and services. But they're not confident yet that demand will be sustained so the hope would be that. These temporary jobs could convert in future months to permanent jobs if the economy keeps recovering. If the vaccine rollout goes well but you know that's a lot of fs so which sectors were hiring last month. Where did we see the most growth y- beyond temporary help services. The area that really stood out was the public sector especially schools. Use hiring in k. Through twelve schools colleges even private schools now. That comes with a caveat that these numbers are bit distorted because schools aren't really following their normal seasonal hiring trends. They may need to staff up if teachers for example are being recalled to the building as they are in some parts of the country but overall i think that's the sign that some of the most dire prediction for deep government Job losses haven't come to fruition. At least yet eric. The leisure and hospitality sector continues to be really hard hit by the pandemic and a lot of job. Losses continued to be in this category. Are there any signs of potential recovery or that. This trend is changing at all while the job. Losses were severe in this category in january. But they were much better than in december when the broader leisure and hospitality category lost more than a half million jobs. So we're seeing less job losses and some of the other data that we look at his showing that as states have lifted restrictions. That should help. And a lot of economists say that as we move eventually to the spring and the summer that even regardless of how the vaccine rollout goes we saw last summer there was much stronger. Hiring in that category once people are able to dine outside. Let's talk about some of the demographic categories women had a higher unemployment rate than men for most of twenty twenty. What was behind and are there any signs that it's beginning to change in the new year women. Disproportionately lost jobs in places. Like restaurants mall retailers centers hotels and so therefore women saw their unemployment rate rise higher than men in january noteworthy that reverse women's unemployment rate was just below that immense. But unfortunately it's not entirely for positive reasons. There's been some hiring but it's also shows that women have dropped out of the labor force in larger numbers and that could reflect it. Women are disproportionately responsible for childcare or family care and it could also reflect that women are frustrated by their job prospects and are no longer actively looking if you're not looking for a job you're not considered on employed eric. What about across other demographic categories. What are we seeing so when you look by racial groups you see some improvement in january for black americans and latino americans that does reflect that. There's been hiring over the course of the past nine months but it also Similar to what you discussed with women is reflects that some are dropping out of the labor force for white. Americans seen slight decline in the unemployment rate in january but also somewhat of a decline in labor force asian-americans different story unemployment rate rose in january and that reflected. actually there was more labor force participation among asian-americans a caveat their asian americans are the smallest racial and ethnic group. The labor department tracks of the data can be valuable from month to month. But we do know that. On average asia americans tend to hold higher wage jobs relative to other racial groups. And you know so. There could be assigned that in some of those categories people are being pulled back in and are searching for jobs at the start of the year. As you mentioned another piece to pull out of this report is that more people are giving up on the search. How is that going to impact the pace of the recovery. Many economists have said and have been expecting a turnaround later this year. That really remains to be seen. If americans don't come back to the workforce that's has a long term negative effect on the pace of economic growth. So it's something that economists are very concerned about but there's a lot of factors there to consider. Certainly if vaccinations become more widespread and people feel it's safe for them to go back to work if schools open up and people have child care for their children. Maybe they can go back to work and that can help prompt. This another factor here to consider is unemployment benefits so those were slated to end at the end of the year and we saw congress passed a law in the final days of twenty twenty that extended unemployment benefits until march and enhance them by three hundred dollars a week. So that means some americans are in the spot where you know they might have the income support they need now to stay out of the workforce a little longer maybe take care of children or other family members or maybe because they don't feel safe or maybe because they can't find the job they really want and they don't wanna take you know a low wage close to minimum wage job that might be available at a warehouse or a big box store so as those benefits perhaps phase out later this year that could also encourage more americans to go back to work wall street journal reporter eric morath eric. Thank you so much for joining me today. Sure happy to be here and sunday is super bowl. Fifty five kansas city chiefs will off against the tampa bay buccaneers in tampa in fact. The buccaneers are making history as the first football team to play in a super bowl on their home turf but that might make the super bowl less of a financial win for tampa normally hotels. Bars and restaurants in the host cities can raise rates and really cash in this year. Of course attendances limited for the big game and the buccaneer fans don't need to travel for to watch our commercial real estate reporter. Conrad puccio says it's forced tampa hotel owners to get creative one of the things that they're doing is they're trying to appeal to local so for example. There's one hotel where spoke to the manager of the saint. Pete beach which is very close to tampa. They're hosting this craft beer festival on the beach at the hotel in a bid to just get people to go to the hotel and the manager told me that he views just as like a really nice beach weekend and that's how they're trying to market it to people. I talked to the head of the local hotel association trade association who mentioned that. He's seeing a lot of hotel. Do things like offer packages where you can book a sweets and hotel for you and your friends and you can have the super bowl watching party. And maybe they'll be a limousine that'll take you to the golf course and services like that so those are some of the things that hotel doing. And that's what's news for this week. Our host army amri for tolley and mark stewart. The show was produced this week by tornado. Norrie and western with help from palo bosinan. Keith collins jenny qatari yokum mellon charlie turner jerry whalen and kristen xlii. We'll be back on monday morning. Thanks for listening.
The Commercial Real Estate Market is in Good Shape
"Welcome to the Bloomberg PNL podcast. I'm Paul Sweeney along with my co-host these Abramowicz each day, we bring you the most noteworthy in useful interviews for you and your money whether at the grocery store or the trading floor. Find a Bloomberg PL podcast on apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts as well. As at Bloomberg dot com. We want to switch gears a little bit and talk about AT and T talk about direct TV, the pay TV business. There's lots going on there. Something that came out a little bit strange. I think in this world of cord cutting is eight hundred directtv businesses actually raising rates so to help us kind of walk through the strategy. They're welcome. John butler. John John is senior telecom services and equipment analyst at Bloomberg intelligence joins us in our Bloomberg interactive brokers studio, John thanks for joining us in a road of court, cutting a price increase seemed a little strange, what do you read into it it does. But I don't think they're making money in the business. I think that's part of what's behind this move. If you hear them defend it, they say, we wanna get towards that break even EBA die in this business. And I think also advertising plays into it. So they ran promotions to get subscribers into direct TV now in the beginning. It's a video paytv. Video streaming service. They're up against a lot of competition. They offered low rates to scale up quiz quickly. But ultimately, you wanna shake out those people that really are using the product were are just there because of low price. So does this suggest that they're really having problems competing with Netflix, and the other streamers that are out there because that would be a real concern for eighteen shareholders, can that's that's what that's one of the pillars of the growth story. Yeah. I think it's a concern. Look a lot of people are asking what's on Netflix tonight. What's on Amazon tonight as opposed to turning to traditional pay TV packages? Whether it's direct TV now or it's delivered Viacom cast. So there is some churn there, and they're trying to stabilize that. And I think by sort of calling the service down to the most loyal user base. They can them rebuild from there. If you will. So just real quickly here. I'm wondering from an anti. Trust perspective, whether this will lead to fears that this consolidation that we've seen among the big cable companies will lead to higher prices for consumers. You know, I think it's a respite it's so competitive out there Lisa that if anything that's the competition is the best way to police price. And and really there's no lack of competition in the streaming space or in traditional pay TV. All right. Thank you so much for being with us. It really interesting that AT and T S hiking prices amid all of that fierce competition. John Butler is Bloomberg North American telecoms Bloomberg analyst for Bloomberg in telling. Well, Amazon dot com Paul has been transforming the retail landscape in many ways, it's also been absolutely transforming the world of shipping and delivery joining us now to talk about that as well. As just broadly the business backdrop for shipping is John Pearson. He is the new chief executive officer of DHL express joining us from our San Francisco studio, John you are there to celebrate the fiftieth year of DHL express. Is that correct? Yep. The script was set of breading many things celebrating some of our employees awards the graduation of supervises DHL's got hot program and definitely a fiftieth anniversary of Deitch express, some facts massively pleasingly to a soul. We were presented with the certificate of on by a Representative Alex was off from the mas- office. So that was. Quite something. Give them this is a hometown. So so fifty years a lot has happened. And in the past few years in particular, the rate of change has been dramatic. I'm just wondering what is your biggest challenge right now as you try to adapt to the Amazon era. Well, think the rates of change is being phenomenal since nineteen sixty nine setting up a cross Boorda time. Definite international, express business wasn't easy. And in those early is when we pioneering all the countries, but to Amazon, yes, I mean, I'm as being a fantastic partner and customer for I'm guessing a little bit, but somewhere between ten and thirteen years. So I think that's the most important thing. We'd do with them. We do work for them on the way. I see it a little bit is that the size of the comas opportunity is such whether it be beat ac- will be to be or even be to be marketplaces. The sizes is such that, well perhaps sharing the pizza or the cake if you can take that analogy rather than competing for it. I think there's a lot out there. I think that all organizations and definitely this is our own focus need to be focused on playing in comas profitably as say when the so much of something about you can grab bits of something that may not be right for your organization. So we play in the the the sort of top-end of the of the time definite cross-border Rica's market with that's luxury fashion on apparel, which a lot of it is by the way, but also consumer electronics and all sorts of other things that people have producing and putting on the world stage. So that's how I would summarize a little bit of an economist. Komen as a little bit of an Amazon Komen. But as I say, our relationship with Amazon has been very strong, but whatever a decade such on with with the growth of e commerce, which you know, no signs of slowing down. One of the concerns is about the global logistics backbone, the global shipping backbone is it enough is a vibrant enough to support the growth of commerce. What is your thought? They are globally well up. That's a great question. Read a little bit to the question on Amazon on my own throw. Amazon is the the volumes and the growth of that is such that the needs to be a lot of people in the in the market facilitates it I think the complexity comes lost mile. I think the movement of goods on aircraft through Hobbs ARA are a VA Asian capacity and our airline partners. And as you know, as you may know, we just extended a triple seven plea by fourteen aircraft last year, which will come in time. So for many of the capacity in a hub processing, capacity. I don't see any issues whatsoever. I think the complexity comes in Las mile and satisfying rather uniquely in this case of the comas vertical. The consumer demand when you. Moving things between Bank and Bank or a textile company in textile company on a B basis, the whole thing works fairly traditionally and people receive their packages exactly as expected with the coma is very much. You know, I bought it. And then within five minutes, whereas it when when I guess on that track and trace sort of situation is very different to what we experienced in B, two B and the point comes when someone is most at home on the day of delivery. So think we've developed a tool, which is now in Sutton ninety percent of our country's hundred mold in the hundred and fifty nine percent of our revenue on one hundred and fifty countries called on to every demand while we give ju- notification that had the someone's receiving something and give them a range in Varese a little bit by country. Give them a range of options of how they would like to receive that. If they're going to be a home. They'll set the elect I'm at home, motorcycles it at home. But it could be leave with neighboring could believe pack station. It could be leave at one of us of sponde- has offices on that facilitates that loss model. I think that's why the complexity comes. But e coma says, you said is growing so fast that the, you know in my street in London, you might see one DHL van day, delivering two houses will now absolutely UC one delivery one day at shelter revenge. Delivering to most of the density. If you will destination becomes a little bit similar to business in the business to business environment. Now in the US, you familiar with that a decade ago, John I'm wondering how much are you counting on your future to include drowns and self driving vehicles? By think the thing there is it's about in D, R and D And piloting. So you know, honestly and Michael lifetime. I I don't expect the, you know, many economists deliveries will be facilitated by drones on any on any scale. They have shipping companies have actually tried a little bit. We absolutely all trying doing pilots, and I think they give opportunity to test in remote areas. How this application so I think apologies perhaps less so how it will fly above the the streets of London, but mole how applicable it can be in more remote areas. You know, there's a lot of regulations around particularly from aviation regulatory bodies regulations around. Drones. I think we we have to see how it plays out. I think driverless vehicles will probably be morning moment as as time goes by and this mode of good research in piloting going on companies outside of our own there on some of these mega cities develop over time. I think the may well be open unity for more utility of that particular type of vehicle such the trade negotiations with China the on again off again negotiations how they impacted your business at Oppy sense that in your Asia Pacific region. I think when you're in two hundred twenty countries, and you have a widely distributed revenue base. It's hard to actually see. What's impacting what let me let me extend upon that. I think Chinese New Year year on year comb saw difficult to make typically in any air, and this year is no exception. So on little phrase expresses that we take January and February bang them together and wait for March. So I I don't think we can say it's too early to say how those affected things. But what I absolutely would say is that whilst Brexit or China, US talks. You know, have this sort of Aaron flavor of of of protectionism all, you know, putting some barriers up to trade for every two of those type of examples as at least three or four zero five examples of trade deals at liberty liberalizing trade car does. And you know, I think these is an agreement between Europe and Japan being ratified. Now, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has has great hopes which will come into place this year as Yan is a great example of. Trade partnership for seven or eight countries. That was created fifty years ago is still in a standing the test of time. So I think let me just say the trade policy. Calendar is full of opportunistic scenarios to to open car doors to trade, rather rain shot them down. Okay. John thanks to leave it there. We appreciate your time. John pearson. A new CEO of D H L express. Joining us from our San Francisco a studio, John thanks very much. Well, what a start of the year we've had both in equity markets and fixed income markets. And I think investors are sitting back saying what are the catalyst to move this market higher to try to answer that and other questions. We welcome Kristina Hooper, Christina is a chief market strategist at Invesco. We welcome Christina in our Bloomberg interactive brokers studio, Christina thanks for being here. So I think again a lot of people are looking back and saying gee were had a nice move here. This first part of twenty nine thousand nine hundred we're done with earnings were done with the fed the fed seems to be on the sidelines. What should we look for next to get a gauge or these markets are going? Well, I think it's all going to be about economic data global economic data because if we look at the ten year yield on the ten year has been really in sort of a very small trading range. And if you factor in inflation, it's actually gone down a bit this year, which suggests to me that there are concerns about global growth. And so what's going to be critical, and what will likely move stocks higher is if. If we do get more positive data, particularly from places like China. We haven't seen much of that yet. But perhaps that could be in the offing given how much stimulus is in the system and going into the system if that does happen does that mean that we get a a real selloff in markets? Well, I don't know if we're going to get a real selloff in debt markets, but I do expect that we will see cash on the sidelines moving into stocks incrementally. Certainly investors are more cautious than they were before. But I would imagine that we we wouldn't see any kind of big sell off. It's more about a move in as people look for signs of of more positive sentiment. Inequities we mentioned China, and maybe are you in a camp that there are some green shoots that this fiscal stimulus will be supportive and will drive some some may be greater than anticipated growth in China. I am a fiscal stimulus has been really significant. So has monetary stimulus, and I expect that to continue the tax cuts should be. Very stimulative. And so it should be a matter of time before that funnels into the system. It also helps chat China has downwardly revised everyone's expectations, and it should be easy to meet those lower expectations. If not exceed them, Christina. I'm looking right now US high-yield bonds have returned almost six and a half percent. So far this year or not even three months into twenty nineteen. I'm just wondering, especially as we are in this eleventh year of pull market, I'm just wondering, you know, we're seeing excesses starting to you know, continue to build. I'm just wondering from your perspective. What do you think will cause the next debt crisis? That's a great question. And I think the one significant catalyst would be quickly rising rates, and I don't see that happening anytime soon. In fact, if anything what we've seen is central Bank after central Bank, accept the fact that they need to get. It more dovish, even though they're very much interested in warm allies ING to be prepared for the next crisis. Where would it be manifested, though, the most worthy excesses mo- substantial? Well, I think we all worry about the triple b space adjust because there has been such an increase in that space, and because it hangs on that precipice of being knocked over. And of course, there's a lot in the way of refinancings to expect not this year. But really next year twenty twenty we should see about ten percent of of those bonds needing to be refinanced, essentially. And so that is probably the first area that we would wanna look to. I also worry about specific places like auto loans where we've just seen defaults. Go up quite significantly. Is it gonna cause the kind of crisis? We saw during the FC. No. But that suggests weakness. In pockets, and we wanna follow that closely. So Christina looking at the US equity markets where areas again, we've had SNP move up about eleven percent year to date. Where's Invesco looking for outperformance where you overweight here? Trying to find some performance for the remainder of the year. Well, it's all about being actually very well diversified and having enough exposure to alternatives. This is an environment. Where we're unlikely to see traumatic gains in equities or for that matter fixed income, so what we're going to need to do is be well diversified a be concerned about volatility, but also use it as an opportunity to take advantage, for example of stock picking and also have exposure to lower or very low correlating asset classes such as real estate such as commodities such as market neutral portfolios once that can soften some of the volatility, we might experience in areas like equities. So you say that real estate is a good sort of? Potential ballast. How does that figure in or how does that pair with this idea that the US housing market has been slowing down? And we got a another round of disappointing economic data this morning having to do with you as housing market. Well, that's absolutely true. But the housing market is a mosaic. And so there are some areas with great strength some areas that don't have as much strength. And of course, we also see a commercial real estate market that is in relatively good shape. So it's all about being well diversified. And that would include real estate actually outside the US. Well, how about in terms of looking for a performance outside? Maybe the core equity fixed income markets about emerging markets is that the place where you would think we can get performance to their main through the year. I'm happy you brought that up because that's what I neglected to talk about EM is very attractive right now. Now that doesn't mean index investing in the emerging market space, but being very selective. And actually, I see opportunities in areas like China and India and other Asian equities. This is an environment where? It's positive for equities because emerging markets equities because the fed has taken its foot off the accelerator, and that should such create some nice tailwinds in this space. How long do people have to stay invested in this market and expect you know, pretty pretty steady returns. Well, we strongly recommend taking a very long view because we don't know what the shorter term Holtz. And in fact, a perfect example of that is the kind of geopolitical risks, we experienced in recent months, it's important to have that long-term view because we could see some pretty significant hiccups in the shorter term other places asset classes that you folks are just voiding like the plague at the moment. Well, I was saying I'm very cautious on European equities. I wouldn't say avoid them. But we need to be very selective. And we may want it underway them at this point. I see a very big risk coming later this year in that. Mario Draghi's term ends at the end of October nominee people are talking about this. But it looks increasingly likely that he will be replaced by someone who's more hawkish. And so so much of what the may be doing in the coming months to instill confidence may may fall on deaf ears because we have someone a new person coming in and just a few months who could change policy quite dramatically. Amarah Draghi has had a very very powerful force in terms of calming markets and taking down systemic stress. That's a really interesting point and something that people don't talk about that much. But it could potentially be a risked European markets. Kristina hooper. Thank you so much for being here. Thanks for having me. Kristina Hooper is chief market strategist at Invesco. Joining us here in our Bloomberg interactive, bro. Studios. Thanks for listening to the Bloomberg piano podcast. You can subscribe and listen to interviews at apple podcasts, or whatever podcast platform, you prefer on Paul Sweeney. I'm on Twitter at PT Sweeney and Lisa Abramowicz. I'm on Twitter at Lisa Abramowicz. One before the podcast. You can always catch us worldwide on Bloomberg radio.
March 10, 2021 - More COVID phishing scams, more phony Android apps and more security updates
"More covert phishing scams more phony android apps and more security updates. Welcome to cybersecurity today. It's wednesday march tenth. I'm howard solomon contributing reporter on cybersecurity for it. Canada dot com scammers using the cove nineteen pandemic as cover for fishing continue to rely on the gullibility victims. Here are the latest examples from security vendor proof point last week one crook sent out thousands of emails pretending to be from the us internal revenue service offering to help people apply for compensation under the one point. Nine billion dollar american rescue plan to problems. I the plan hadn't passed congress yet. Second some of the emails went to canadians. Who can't qualify for those jacks victims. Who click on the grammatically incorrect. Get apply form button. They ended up downloading malware that steals passwords another email campaign claiming to have covid vaccine news as the copy of the us department of health and human services logo. You only get the so-called news if you click on the link there are also new emails going around the pretend to come from the world health organization about new variants of the virus again. There's an infected document attached with supposed- information with countries increasingly setting up appointments for vaccinations. Crooks are taking advantage of that as well. An email seeming to come from courier. Dhl express is asking recipients to confirm their delivery address for a covid vaccine appointment. Victims who click on the link and enter their dhl credentials are giving away their password. Hopefully recipients of this message realized. There's no reason for a courier company to have anything to do with vaccine appointments. Don't trust email messages with attachments. That promise information about covid and ask family and friends not to forward messages that they get if you want the latest and most accurate news go to a trusted website. Don't click on a link. A suspected partner of the former gained crab. Ransomware gang has been arrested in south korea. The developers contract did its use out to partners or affiliates and gave them a piece of the payouts according to the new site the record the twenty year old is suspected of being one of those partners sending fishing messages in two thousand nineteen that pretended to come from police accord and the bank of korea gained crab announced it was ending operations in two thousand nineteen but security analysts. Believe that those behind it set up a ransomware service called are evil that focuses on corporations. It security administrators who use the ibm q. Radar system information and event monitoring sweet shouldn't install the latest security updates. This comes after positive. Technologies discovered a vulnerability in the software. Despite google's best efforts crooks continue to sneak now wear into android apps and into the google. Play store this week check point. Software said it found nine mobile apps with ways of evading. google's security. Scans three our utilities that pretend to be virtual private networks to our music players. One is the voice recorder and another is a qr and bar code scanner. These apps are no longer in the google play. Store always be careful and check the reputation of apps with others before you download attention apple device users new security updates are now available for iphones ipads max and apple watches. There's also an update for the safari browser for mac books. Finally yesterday was microsoft's monthly patch. Tuesday if you don't have windows sat to automatically download updates go into start type windows update and make sure you have the latest patches for windows and other microsoft products adobe also has issued patches for a number of its applications. That's it for today links. To details about these stories are in the text version of this podcast at it world. Canada dot com. And that's where you'll also find my news. stories aimed. At cyber security professionals subscribe to cyber security today on apple podcasts. Google podcasts or astier flash briefing on your smart speaker. Thanks for listening. I'm howard solomon.
Tesla Bets on Bitcoin with $1.5 Billion Investment
"Tesla announced a one and a half billion dollar investment in bitcoin today. Sending the volatile crypto currencies price soaring. But what are the risks for investors. I don't think you can underestimate bitcoin term but this is quite an experiment. That yuan musk's running here and what lawyers for former president donald trump or saying about his impending impeachment trial loss. Why the robin hood. Trading frenzy has been a boon for a very different mary band. It's monday february eighth. i'm ameri for holy for the wall street journal. Here's what's news. The second impeachment trial of former president. Donald trump is set to begin in the senate tomorrow with a debate on the constitutionality of the proceedings. Today in a pretrial brief lawyers for trump said. It is unconstitutional to impeach a former president. They also denied that. The president and cited the rioters who breached the capital on january. Sixth saying they did so of their own accord. Democratic house impeachment managers responded today saying that trump quote has no valid excuse or defence for his actions. Us stocks closed at fresh records today on hopes of a new stimulus package from washington the s. and p. Five hundred rose point seven percent after closing at an all time high on friday finishing out. Its best week since november. The nasdaq was up one percent today. And the dow gained point. Eight percent. Texas congressman ron. Right died on sunday after contracting covid nineteen his campaign office says his death came two weeks after he was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for the virus on january twenty first right is the first member of congress to die from the coronavirus. While in office right who was also battling lung. Cancer was sixty seven years old. A new study finds that increasing the federal minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour by the year. Twenty twenty-five would cost one point. Four million jobs butt lift nine hundred thousand americans out of poverty. President biden and democrats have been pushing for an increase above the current minimum wage of seven dollars and twenty five cents an hour hour labor economics and policy reporter. Eric morath has more on the impact of the study released today by the nonpartisan congressional budget. Office this study will inform the debate in congress and is likely to. Draw critics applauded. I'm both sides. Some point to the reduction in poverty in the tens of millions american slated to get pay increases as showing that this policy will have a positive effect especially when it comes to narrowing income inequality but others will point to the job losses and other findings in this report including that a higher minimum wage will increase the federal budget deficit in slightly lower overall. Economic output is reasons why the minimum wage should not increase to such a high level. If at all and japanese tech investor softbank earned a record profit of eleven billion dollars in the three months ending in december of last year that's largely due to investments made by it's one hundred billion dollar vision fund including in food delivery company door dash. It's a big turnaround for the fund. Whose future was in question just a few months ago the vision fund posted. Its worst results. Ever back in may a loss of nearly seventeen billion as the coronavirus pandemic caused some of the companies in its portfolio to drop in valuation. Coming up after the break. What tesla's big investment in. Bitcoin means for the future of the crypto currency with the right logistics partner. The possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries tesla ceo elon. Musk has been talking up. Crypto currency on twitter now putting his money where his mouth is announcing that his electric vehicle company is making a one and a half billion dollar investment in bitcoin and that tesla expects to start accepting bitcoin as a payment soon. Now tesla's one of the biggest companies to invest in the crypto currency and the move sent prices soaring. Bitcoin jumped more than ten percent after the announcement and kept rising today according to cryptocurrency site coin. Desk but what does tesla's big buying mean for. Bitcoin and for investors joining me now is our heard on the street columnist charlie grant. Hi charlie thanks for being here burn forever. So what is behind elon musk's investment in bitcoin. He's long promoted. Crypto currency but. What does this investment mean for bitcoin and also for tesla. Well he's spending one and a half billion dollars tesla's on bitcoin What we learned this morning from their securities filing. And you know that is quite a nice chunk of change for the company that was about the entire research and development budget in twenty twenty. So they're spending a lot of money on. Bitcoin is a big vote of confidence. In upstart crypto currency from a upstart automaker and both tesla and bitcoin. Have you know everyone's full attention in this. Wild market must also said that tesla will soon begin accepting bitcoin as payment. Is that really something. That's on the horizon here. Could we soon see people paying for cars with bitcoin and other digital currencies. That's what tesla says. But everyone should remember. That tesla says a lot of things. And in the meantime crypto is a notoriously volatile wild currency People call it a currency trades with such volatility. You know people like to buy things in dollars because they know what a dollar is worth day. Today and crypto trickier. So i'm very interested to see how this will work myself. Does this say anything about broader acceptance of cryptocurrency. I think that it's certainly possible right. I mean i think you know if you told people. Ten years ago that bitcoin would be worth forty three thousand dollars. Very few people would have believed that but here are today. And that's what the quoted prices. So i don't think you can underestimate. Bitcoin long-term this is quite an experiment. That elon musk is running here and while i think people will be watching. I don't think people really rush to imitate him in the c. suite it corporate america just yet and shirley. This isn't the first time musk's tweets have come under scrutiny for moving markets. Right though it's really not on if you dial back the clock to august twenty eighteen mr. Musk tweeted in the middle of a trading day that he had secured funding to take tesla private at four hundred. Twenty dollars a share. Which at the time was a large markup in the stock price and shares went haywire. That day and the tweet turned out to be false and mr musk settled securities. Fraud charges with the sec. About six weeks later so. This bout of twitter scrutiny of elon. Musk is not new as it relates to moving markets. In fact just last week musk's tweets about does coined drove up the value of that crypto. Currency can you talk a little bit about what that says about the markets themselves that there are susceptible to this kind of influence. The question You raised as a really good one. What does it say about our markets when a tweet from a famous person that you should buy a highly speculative digital asset with no real weight evaluate and people immediately come charging right in and move the price of the asset very significantly. It's uncharted waters. Frankly and it's Shows the power of social media and the rise of speculative assets and popularity. And when you combine those two you get the wild kind of market activity. We've seen all year and twenty twenty one starting with game stop and started spilling over into this. Tesla and crypto business and there are some similarities. There let's talk about the dangers here especially for people who want to get in on crazes like this cryptocurrencies. As you've mentioned dur- notoriously volatile and there are some similarities here to the recent run-up we saw in those hot sox game stop and amc not too long ago right. That's right. there's no better source for this than tesla itself. Which as part of their risk factors in their security filing this is where a revealed the bitcoin purchase. They go on to say in that language that digital asset such as bitcoin had been volatile in the past that crypto currencies are fairly recent development and their long-term adoption by consumers and businesses and investors is highly uncertain. And they're absolutely right. You know. I mean they're one hundred percent right about that and i think the tesla's already been a stock with big risks and big rewards and now those risks and rewards Have been magnified with this extra aware of speculation. If you will. That's wall street journal. Heard on the street columnist. charlie grant. Charlie thanks so much for joining me today. Thanks for having me and finally last month we told you about how the online brokerage robin hood restricted trading in game stop when it was skyrocketing enraging some of its traders. Well number of those traitors sent furious messages to the twitter account at robin hood. turns out that account doesn't belong to the brokerage. It's run by the worldwide robin hood. Society a group of enthusiasts in england who promote the tail of the legendary robinhood of nottingham. The guy who stole from the rich and gave to the poor our reporter james hook way says the misunderstanding is giving the band a big boost. Bob white the seventy seven year old chairman of the worldwide robinhood society. He decided to make the most of this situation by reaching out and replying to everybody and saying this. Isn't the robin hood you're looking for. This is in fact the robin hood society. And we are here to tell you everything you need to know about the robin hood. And his merry men in yields the england since the mix up the at robinhood feed has ballooned from three hundred fifty followers to more than sixty two thousand and. That's what's news for this monday afternoon. We'll be back tomorrow morning if you like our show. Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts. I'm amri for totally for the wall street journal.
FedEx vs UPS | Deal with the Devil | 6
"It's October Twenty Fifteen Wilmington Ohio a small city near Dayton. Jacobs ambling along the sidewalk when he hears the roar of a plane. You squint up at the sky. It's headed to the nearby airport. Less weird. Watches the contrails spread. something. You used to do all the time before the economy tanked in two thousand eight. That's when the German shipping company DHL shut down its Wilmington hub. Jacob Passes Store after store along main street. That's gone bust. Their boarded up the paint chipping off their sides. DHL. Used to be the main employer in Wilmington. It was devastating when they pulled out. He shakes his head as he passes a hollowed out bookstore. You remember when they threw a block party to celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter Book. Those are the good times when people have money and spend it locally. Jacob heads into a small coffee shop one of the few stores still standing. The owner looks up and smiles when Jacob walks in. Jacob. Good to see the usual you know it. Coming right up. Hey. was that a plane I heard flying overhead a minute ago. Yeah. Have you noticed there have been more than usual recently? The owner is, yeah you know my brother's a plumber and he was out of the airport the other day fixing a leak. He said he saw people unloading boxes off a plane, but here's the weird part. They were all wrapped in black plastic. So you couldn't see the name of the company printed on the side. That is strange. The big secret is. The owner hands Jacob, a coffee and a blueberry muffin. My brother says the workers at the airport only know it by codename. Project Amelia. And they have no idea who it is. They have one theory. Oh. Yeah who? The owner leans forward. Amazon. We think Amazon starting their own shipping company WHOA. That's huge. Jacob hands over a few crumpled bills. Well I don't care who it is as long as they bring jobs back to Wilmington. UPS and Fedex are about to find out what happens when Jeff bezos is. Behemoth has them in its sights. And like the bookstores of the nineteen nineties. Once again, Amazon will blindside an entire industry. You I've worked in all sorts of environments from big companies to just mean an engineer recording tie sal booth, and one thing remains true through it. All success is not achieved by one personal loan it a team nobody knows this better than Monday dotcom project management platform that makes effective teamwork possible near or far. That's right Monday. Dot Com brings your team together wherever you are. They offer a flexible platform to manage any team project or workflow online. So you can know exactly where things stand it anytime and look we each have our own way to plan and run projects the. Great thing about Monday dot com, you get multiple ways to view the progress of any project so whether you use a Gantt Chart, Kanban or spreadshee- tables, Monday dot Com got you covered I love the intuitive and flexible interface that ties my scheduling email critical contacts in workflow all together on one screen. Now, my projects aren't competing for time there helping me free up time for myself. Let Monday dot com take care of what slows you down. So you can free up time to focus on the work drives you to start your free fourteen day trial go to Monday dot com. From wondering I'm David Brown. This is business wars. In our last episode ups faced massive pushback from their drivers. They held a largest strike in United States history shutting the company down for sixteen days. Although ups came to an agreement with their workers, the reputation took a major hit and Fedex was able to eat into the market. While ups was fending off a worker revolt, Fedex moved aggressively into China. and. After some short term losses, they saw a big payoff forcing ups to scramble the catch up. Both companies according e-commerce customers in their scramble to stay ahead. But with one of those customers Amazon, they may be in bed with their own executioner. This is episode six. Deal with the devil. It's twenty thirteen, two years before those black wrapped packages start mysteriously showing up at airports. A little after five PM on Christmas Eve in Glendale California. At the Johnson House a ham roast in the oven, the carols playlist streams on spotify. The stockings have been hung with care, but one key present is missing from under the tree. The one, their twelve year old son Danny's been begging for all year. A kindle fire. His mother and is desperately trying to get a hold of someone at ups to track down. Operator I'm sorry that is not a valid option. Please listen to the entire menu options have changed to schedule a pickup press one or say pick customer service. Please stay on the line your call will be answered in the order it was received there are currently two hundred people in front of you. You have got to be kidding me. And husband comes home from work. He rushes into the kitchen anxious to know the status. Please tell me a got here and shakes her head. Would you believe it's still sitting in Louisville? It didn't move an inch all day. I'm beyond furious I ordered this over a week ago and I paid for two day shipping I'm on hold with ups right now I'm GonNa talk to all the managers they are gonNA answer for this. Her husband's size defeated. What's the point? It's Never GonNa get here in time. It's two thousand miles between Kentucky in southern California. There's no use spending your Christmas Eve on the phone yelling. And hesitates then slowly lowers her phone from her ear. She slumps into a chair deflated. Dan He's been asking for this kindle fire for so long and he's had such a hard year with our moven leaving all his friends behind. I really wanted him to have a magical. Christmas. This is not magical. Her husband rubs her arm reassuringly. He'll still get it. He just won't get it on Christmas Day. I know. It's just not the same. Her husband nods I know. I'll tell you one thing I'm never using ups again if I can help it delivering presence in time for Christmas is their whole job and they failed. Across the. Frustrated ups. Customers are getting notices that they're packages won't arrive in time for Christmas. But if they thought, they'd have been better off using fedex. They're dead wrong because ups isn't the only company facing a crisis this holiday. On the other side of the country in Memphis Tennessee. Fedex executives are holding an emergency meeting. An executive scroll through his phone. We're taking a beating online. Customers are pummeling us on every single one of our social media feeds Jay in north. Carolina says, if you can't keep a promise, you shouldn't make it. Rachel. In Boston writes Fedex sucks and there's more where that came from. Folks we we have to do something here. Another executive size I don't think customers are being entirely. They're the ones who procrastinated buying their gifts the volume we had this year that was an extraordinary event Fred Smith Fedex's CEO, cuts him off but it's not an extraordinary event. Every year we've seen online ordering for Christmas go up. That's not gonNA stop. Folks. We've got to adjust our approach. The executive pushes back. I agree with that but we're not gonNA have the bad weather. We had this year. Every year thanksgiving, isn't going to always fall. So late in the year we shipped two hundred, seventy, five, million packages since Thanksgiving ninety, nine percent of them were on tie. That's really not bad. This outcry is from one percent of our customers. Smith slams his hand on the table. None of that matters. We built our reputation on delivering packages on time and we didn't do it. It's our job to anticipate problems stop them before they delayed shipments. We didn't do that this year. Now, let's Stop Gripen start solving the problem. How can we get people their gifts as fast as possible? WHEN EXECUTIVE LEANS FORWARD As usual, the bottleneck is in the last mile. Most of the packages left the hub sitting in the correct cities, but they haven't been delivered yet. Smith is the executive wash your point. We could open the centers tomorrow allow customers to come and pick up their packages. We'd be asking significantly more employees to come in on Christmas but it might have peace some customers to know they can have the gift in their hands on Christmas Day, itself. Smith nods. That's a good idea. Let's do that. Let's also bring an extra people the days right after the holiday to make sure people who don't want to pick the package up themselves, get their boxes as soon as possible Smith turns to the executive who pushed back earlier in speaks directly to him. We're also GONNA put out a statement apologizing. Let's say we offer a refund anyone who didn't receive their packages on time we can explain that volume was higher than anticipated. We can acknowledge the weather, but we will not make excuses. With Fedex and ups both struggling to deliver high volumes of packages from online retailers, the biggest ECOMMERCE company of them, all Amazon, season oportunity to expand its empire. The day after Christmas twenty, thirteen Seattle Washington Amazon spokeswoman Mary Osaka knocks on the door of CEO Jeff Bezos. Command. bezos nods high but doesn't stop talking. Masako takes a seat and weights room to finish. After a moment he looks up. I assume you're here because we need to put out a statement about all those packages that didn't make it on time. asako notch. Yes. We have a lot of angry customers out there. bezos size. This is why he doesn't like relying on other companies for delivery they mess up and then customers blame Amazon. Bazo knows what the Christmas Russia's like. There was some Harry Times at the beginning when his company barely made their shipments but he spent years perfecting his logistics chain to meet his promises only to be let down by the one link that is out of his control. Water Fedex and ups say. ASAKO brings up both companies statements on our phone. They're both taking responsibility volume was much higher than forecast ups explicitly says, their system was overwhelmed that x is a little more vague just apologizes saint customers can contact them for a refund ups offering a refund for anyone who used their air shipping. Bazo swivels in his chair off our customers who didn't get their packages by Christmas a refund on shipping of course, also throw in a twenty dollar. Gift. Card. But don't apologize for anything. Make it clear. The problem was not Amazon. Our fulfillment centers got the packages to the delivery companies in time to reach their final destinations by Christmas Eve. Asako nods taking notes on our phone is based speaks. Meza's taps, his fingers on his desk. Debating is next move. If he instructs Asako to say what he's thinking. It's a shot across the bow of both Fedex and ups. He's not sure if he wants to put them on notice. On the other hand. It does demonstrate a certain amount of power. and. That's not a bad thing. As US nods coming to a decision. and. And say that Amazon, will reevaluated shipping options going forward. Amazon statement deflects any responsibility for the delays and declares they're considering changes to how they ship. The announcement sent shock waves through the to freight giant. Amazon ship than six hundred, million packages and twenty thirteen and ups Fedex handle nearly half of them. It's December twenty. Sixth Twenty Thirteen Sandy Springs Georgia. An executive walk through the halls of UPS headquarters. She comes to a group of other executives gathered around the coffee pot in the kitchen. It's been a long few months and everyone is exhausted. She strides in gets their attention. Did you see this statement Amazon just put out? No. What's up the reevaluating shipping options? One of the executive scoffs asked, yes basil's being basis he talks a big game but where else is he gonNA go? He already has deals with us at acts in the post office if the three of us can't handle the volume that Amazon does no, one can. He shrugs and continues it's an empty threat. The first executive shakes her head disagreeing I. Don't think. So I think we're being warned he's GonNa bring ship in house we're going to get pushed out. The other executive isn't convinced no way. You know how expensive that would be. Amazon lost money for the first nine years of its existence. Bezos, doesn't care about how expensive it would be. He likes power and he likes control. If he thinks he'll make money in the long run. He'll do it. I'm telling you he's moving shipping in house. Now it may take a long time, but this is the beginning of the end of ups relationship with Amazon I'm sure of it. Basis is GonNa try to make us the next borders. Not long after Amazon begins investing in its own delivery systems. Secretly. It takes a few years, but Amazon buys its own planes and builds new fulfillment center in Wilmington. Ohio. Before the launch of each new hub boxes are marked with black tape to hide any identifying information that would tip off rivals. And ups and Fedex Watch, one of their best customers become a new competitor. 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We are providing a service to accompany that is literally paying to fund our next competitor. We provide them with fast reliable shipping, which helps their reputation while they worked to push us out. What kind of masochistic self sabotaging arrangement is that For, the past year Amazon is increased its in how shipping by running a program called delivery. Service partners. The program pays entrepreneurs ten thousand dollars to start an Amazon delivery service. They've already funded two hundred of them and Amazon recently announced that their own employees are now eligible to participate. Not only will they cede any employee who participates with ten thousand dollars startup bonus. They'll also pay them their salary for three months while they get up and running. Another executive disagrees. I don't know I think this is an act of desperation clearly, the delivery service partner program bring in the numbers they were hoping for, and that's why they're opening it up to employees, the logistics of delivery or a lot harder than people think. Seems to me that Bazo sues learning that the hard way you are delusional. This is about expanding empire Amazon is on pace to deliver to and a half billion packages this year, how many are we on pace to deliver? Three billion what what was that I couldn't understand you the other executive looks at Menard. Three billion. They're going to surpass US soon, we do not need to help them while they build the infrastructure to do. So you know they have the data, they're keeping the high density packages to themselves and giving us the more spread out time consuming packages, the ones that are much more expensive to deliver. The executive sits down and speaks more commonly. Look. We already have a good relationship with Walmart, we have fed ex counters in five hundred of their stores. They're one of the only companies that can take on Amazon. Why don't we signal to Walmart that we're ready to align even more closely, we can give them the capacity we used to give Amazon. Fedex Zeo Fred Smith has been listening to the debate play out. He looks the executive in the eye. And just how would you do that? We can't sell our contract with Amazon and we do it loudly. We issue a press release. We let everyone know that not only are we not working with Amazon? We're working against them. Smith not. Let's do it. Cancel the contract. A few weeks later Fedex. Puts out a press release announcing their split with Amazon surprising industry analysts with how public they are making the break. It's August Twenty Nineteen Sandy Springs Georgia. UPS CEO David Abney is overseeing a similar debate to the one fed ex had two months ago. An executive takes a drink of water and continues his point. Look, we're already up thirty percent packages shipped by air in large part because we're getting packages that Amazon used to send through Bax and I think there's more where that came from now I, understand why they did what they did, but they're still money to be made here. And other executive nods I agree Amazon, would have to spend one, hundred, twenty billion dollars to replace us. The holiday season is going to be here in the blink of an eye. I think we have leverage I say we use it. Abney ways in. I, agree. We stick with Amazon it's twelve percent of our revenue. We don't walk away from that at least for now and watch fedex they'll be coming after some of our corporate clients as they look to make up the volume they lost. Keep an eye out for any new services they offer residential customers. I don't WanNa get. So distracted by the new guy, we forget about the old foe. I've always put up a good fight and that's not gonNA stop anytime soon. Today a package arriving in one to two days. Is Seen as standard rather than revolutionary. But almost fifty years ago when fed ex burst onto the scene offering overnight service most industry experts thought it was too expensive with too little demand. UPS A company known for its careful cautious approach to business was sure Fedex would go belly up a few years. But Fred Smith the company's founder fruit that people would pay for fast guaranteed on time delivery. And soon, in order to compete ups was forced to offer its own overnight. Air Services. For decades, the two companies battled back and forth seeking an edge over the other. Now. After almost fifty years, there's little difference between the services they offer. Both companies will deliver your package quickly and securely. They figured out how to share the market. But the rivalry still simmers. UPS still benefits from being the first to enter the space. It delivers four point seven billion packages to Fedex is three billion and its revenues are higher. But that X is bigger and has more swagger. It owns more planes and trucks than ups and employs more people. As the pandemic ravages, the globe forcing people to stay home. Both companies have seen a surge in volume. Thus far ups has been able to withstand the jump capacity delivering more packages on time than Fedex and it's made sure it's business customers know it. UPS currently has the edge over Fedex. But it's too soon to tell who's Amazon's strategy will pay off. In May Twenty Twenty Amazon took advantage of the plunging prices planes due to the pandemic and least twelve new cargo aircraft. Their fleet is now up to eighty planes. It pales in comparison to both ups and Fedex's. For now. removed. From. Wondering. This is episode six of Fedex versus ups for Business Wars. 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How DHL Became More Customer-Focused with CCO Scott Allison
"Buddy. And today's podcast. We are talking to Scott Allison who is the chief customer officer at DHL. What's interesting is Scott spent his entire career at DHL, including being the senior vice president of the technology sector as well as the president of one of its divisions. He will talk to us today about scaling at a very very very large B two B organization as well. As the cadre of other CEO's who linked together to drive change and interesting, listen to the culture ideas and actions where he's engaging the board to send out social media as well as to live that thanks so much everybody. I think you'll enjoy the show take care. Hi, everybody and welcome to the chief customer officer human duct tape show where we talk to leaders about how they unite their companies to achieve customer driven growth as the duct tape of their organization. I'm your host, gene bliss. So be sure to catch us. An I tune Stitcher and at customer, bliss dot com slash podcast. Today. Stott Allison is my guest, and he is the chief customer officer at D H L. Hey, Scott, your gain. Gain make to be here. Thank you. Thank you say. So you are an interesting person from the standpoint of new have spent your entire career at DHL and have made your way in and out of a lot of sectors all the way to the chief customer officer role. Take us back as far as you want and walk us through the bread crumbs of your career DHL awhile. Well, I'm currently in Allen, Texas, which is a cut in a document was north of Dallas. So that's where where we live these days in in the US for about six years. But of course, I'm not Texas. From Scotland I'm from Scotland originally, so some things that a hundred something that helps being based in the US, basically when I go through Sabah, but yeah, it's it's great to be on the show, you know, being being with H L for twenty six years sort of mine, and boy, I suppose the as you would say they'll days, you know, really stocked as a trainee or as an expert cloth in customer service in the in the free station in Glasgow on the you know, what my way up through the through the organization over, you know, a few years was ready fought in it. You have a few more. He's suppose believe me and mental may along the way, and I suppose, you know, probably moved until he does Cipro's late two sizes suppose around the effect in your Middle Eastern Africa. And then the guy who runs the oldies seco-, even America's awful the and my boss at the same rope Siegel. And hey, why don't you? Why don't you give a goal? So I'm gonna to finally over to the and two thousand fifteen we. Run the technology sector, then the Americas both North America and Latin America for for for a couple of years. And then a move that we had this great speech actually from the former CEO of Staples. Who gave it a Berlin remained early set? You know, the the best people operate at the very end of the ruins. And I'll see oh, they're trying. He he say he could not to hall, and they said, okay, everyone's going they'll come from your comfort zone, and because it'd been in the tech sector for such a long time. You said he's probably a good thing. If you would move on some of these over to to run a life sciences and healthcare business for a couple of years, which was really interesting, actually, you know, coming to tell you when you know, lots of both government and regular today pressure was coming on more the health well on. On the healthier festival. Both medical devices in pharma and comes kind of just he's kinda get more connectivity to to patients and actually was was a really interesting time which allied supply into play like Paul and not so and then just lost you move by and to the supply chain business with India tale to be the peace costs on also photo seven districts doesn't way looks off the, you know, manual the leading global bronze especially in price computing and medical devices as well as aviation and Perdomo I look in the off the market, and how we you know, something's broken that that customer has then we'll get one to four dollars to to gal to help fix about peace. You get the whole thing up and running again. So yes, that's me. What can what my Texas accent? But it's not coming on very very quick and say, I love your accent. Well, you know, what's fascinating. First of all is the really marvelous way that you've worked your way throughout the organization. I mean, you you were downplaying a little bit. But you you moved from like you mentioned business development to an account director to than VP senior VP of the technology sector president of life sciences. You said you were running it for you or the president and then moving over to achieve customer officers. You mentioned of the Chelsea High chain, I'm interested in a couple of things. First of all thank you for that. What what what an amazing career what we're finding with a lot of these C C O roles is it's people who have had such a successful career as someone running an operation as well. As building those deep relationships and also being mature leader that makes them successful. What? What created the COO role of for DHL supply chain? Was there a pressure point or or what caused that? Well, I'm in a business within the the white of detail sort of a group of is predominantly B to be and you know, it's obviously very many this. When you have a beat to see interaction, you know, you get usually thought feedback from a consumer in terms of you know, what what went wrong, and, you know, a law of businesses in is in the B C's base, and you know, a couple of years ago CEO of the spicy listeners. Don't go vote in news CSM and to the organization, which you know of what some of your that. He was online, and you know, it was very much a write in. Okay. How do we improve the school on the subways and so on and and and not, you know, in the case probably in the last couple of years, just as we go use to see exam methodology, and you know, how do we get pasta and? You know, breed a culture for for people. So, you know, I it was introduced a couple of years ago, you know, from my background. I mean, I've always I've always been customer guy and been so the customer advocate in any of their roles. Of the organization, you know, one of the one of the really interesting ones was what can licensees and and China associate what the multinational companies in the pharma industry in the medical devices and the state, you know, who exactly as the customer is their customer puffs paying frosting at a customer, or is it really the patient at the end of the day light. And and what we're trying to do over a couple of years was there law. Walker wrote in trying to recognize the patient as as the the only really customer at the end of the day, whether the and shootings companies or you know, the big wholesalers what involved in the transaction. It was all really the patient and a great example of actually wear. We we did some analysis on the life of a diabetic patient. Oh, you have if you have if you have tight to. Diabetes. You usually need the bowed fifteen different things as well as insulin. But all the other things like your Kanye, LA your insulin. Prom your soda. Jeez. You name. It does doesn't bit fifteen things that you need. And although to to treat yourself or your kids, whatever that might be and and those stuff being things usually come from nine different sources of supply. And and we were saying like how could we make life easier for diabetic patient that you get out? He can go online, and you can choose the way once and the by reading from logistic point of view, someone is just testing all that stuff together. And then go over to to the patient. So that they have this sort of amazing expedience if you like and the great news as that, actually, my noodle will be able to enable some of so in you don't at the moment war what actually swapping medical supplies. For diabetic patients like insulin pumps on consumers dose. That's so it's a really bringing a like Abbott change to her those types of things would happen. In goss. You know, well, and it's fascinating. I think it's really interesting the way that you said, you know, your customer guy, but the example was around really reducing the number of handoffs and the burden net. We've inadvertently put on customers without recognizing at right because there's no eight or nine different things in twelve law gones and all of these things. So if we could I want to dig into what you're doing in your role, but I think people will find it fascinating to understand the origin of the role. Why was your role created? And after you answer that is there are there corollary chief customer officer roles in other parts of DHL as well. Yes. Good all through the there's a number of us. And we all report up into what's called the chief development also. And so, and we come together, you know, on probably well have a five calls a year, and we get together twice a year face to face where we I it's really how do you? Do we pay b b expedience which was you you talk in one of your presentations? I'm wrestling, right? I, you know, historically, we've we've done a law of I'm wrestling with our customers. And and and I think rightly so lots of our customers would would say, hey, are you customer focused, right? And so Jon a couple of years ago. Pick dot that to hop and said, okay, we are going to be the most customer focused logistics company on on the planet. And and that was the reason why my my role is crazy and the other rules were created the well, so, you know, it's difficult for somebody one Besson in a in a an organizational will the five hundred twenty thousand employees. So, you know, that's why you know, the more than one oh me khanate not hopping although I have a global role. It's it's it's significant in different ways. India graphically cure. So what are the other? What are the other CC? Oh roles. They other dimensions of DHL. So some so my role with global and service logistics of another seen those other. Feels for sector-based. So we'll have a CEO from his house. He's you on the like, scientists secto. And then we also have you know, some regional feels around the business as well. And so does it can invest matrix. That goes on what, you know, make sure that will somebody keeping each other, honest dot at well, and I'm bringing this up because it's fascinating for organizations people out there who are in such large organizations. It it. That's what we're finding works. Is that you all learn and build and grow the abilities of CO, but need to come together. So that you're you're gluing together. The things that you do that need to be common. I'm learning from each other because one person can't scale that large of an organization. Absolutely. So let's dig deep on on your role as you mentioned you've been in this role for since about November of twenty eighteen when you first got into it. How did you assess the work to be done? Well, those a couple of roll back the hot where you know to sort of change management protests. He's enrolled roles and one of the things like reading at least, hopefully what for and everybody listening, and as well is is that, you know, it's it's pretty amazing that people who already in and the department of an and the job usually they know what's going on. Right. And so I took the time to do I guess about moving Sesay one to one interviews with both n terminal people within that that directly report to me and telling people that don't that little to me, so just sort of an kennel stakeholder management. I never thought the customers go through some other views and different parts of each Intel as well. And I and I basically was looking for Coleman. Vets where and really the questions that more or less the questions, whatever they which was you know, from a customer perspective. What do you believe is going well at the moment, so not just focusing on the things that needs to get fixed on how do we leverage the things which are doing really, well and make them even that go what is from a customer experience. What you know, what's not going so well, and then as you you can talk if you will running seven mystics, what would you do what would you definitely? And and so when I went through the with with ROY done about fifty five people, and I keep asking not question when I've come across someone year. And I and actually it's quite it was quite you'll probably came with a boat eight to ten Coleman things. But there was one thing which was really stock that that draw that drew my attention and. And you know, you might lost it when I when I see it. Right. But you know, it was a very, you know, we have this really amazing business is really successful doubled the business in the lock pry view. And but we didn't like talking about it. We didn't like Palin in the other successful stories. There were no storytellers in the business. That was nobody paling the great news that we had for from a customer perspective. You know, they they don't they don't nobody was telling it was very functional, right? It was ready. So, you know, hey, we'll go, you know, under seventy airplanes in the what will go full size and warehouses, but nobody would tell the customer slowly thing. And so that's one of the biggest things that will do in it in the moment is to really uncover the and and say, okay, we'll Otto's customer stories. You know, I gave you the diabetic patient one. You know, another one might be, you know. We all create most of the logs enterprise computing companies have under what was keep all of the systems running and just in January. We had hospital set network can Norway where we had one par unless pot was running data Santa that kept all of those systems owning those hospitals, and the fact that we delivered within four hours and kept those hospitals owning right? And how often that like two o'clock in the morning when everyone's asleep, and nobody everyone goes to all to the next day. And they never know that it was something when on night. So as those kinda stories that will looking for, you know, while they comes that that are that our business is driving towards well. And you know, here's what's interesting about that. And chimpanzees got when you've got a large company like that you end up talking about the actions versus. The meaning right the mechanics, we get. We get tied up in how many what number how fast versus lives that. We've improved or saved or whatever it is. Which is what gives hope to the organization, right? And to people. It's an external messaging thing as well as untenable. That's what will realize that. You know, if you're the guy on the desk at the at the the Kohl center, who's you know, could no rubber stamp on the invoice. He's going customers. You know? Why don't you come to walk every morning is it of a stamp on? Or is it because I'm potentially saving diabetic patients life on his stat. So. We're finding and I think it's important that you're bringing this up is that we're finding that. As an efforts such as Ceac. Sorry X. Whatever you call it gains prominence. We start moving away from the minke meaning of it and focus on the mechanics and people in your role have to pull back to the meaning and the reason so knowing that foundationally and that that's what you're you're. You're really branching out into. How were you organizing your role? What are the what are the main four things or five or whatever that you're trying to accomplish? So those number one is is just getting messaging right to the marketplace. You know, making sure that that N Tenley where you have a you know, what we're giving our people without purpose. Right. So we're walking on a lot of both n ten on external marketing messages with what's highlight, those eight is where you know, what what is the volley of the business rather than you know, what we actually do. It's as what's what's the what's the I that that we enable I feel like right? So so accidentally, right? Scientists aren't exactly you know, you bring up a great point. I mean, we're or I'm cleaning or some part of the seven districts sport. And we're training all of on social media. So we just had a couple of weeks ago some resales delivered by to writing, you know, won't won't be to be buying behaviors. And so not resell together. But you know, up to sixty percent of bios looking that digitally and all the to make the decisions on who they wanted to walk with. Right. And so if you know, if we don't have a messaging straight, and well know there and promoting on social media Lincoln, Twitter, whatever that might be. You know, you're you're you're actually causing damage to your reputational value by not being there. Right. And so so so that is a writing creating the mess. 'aging so not so what to not in the next month, or so we are cleaning or board on social media would also saying all of our sales people on social media comes on. How do we leverage people's networks an old up to get into managing across to the right people? And then, you know, on things on top of the like, you know, the traditional stuff alert and creating assets for different products, and so on more creating a customer board. That's where we're going to invite and over sort of trusted adviser customers become end once a year, and we asked to commit to that. And we'll we'll talk to them. Very, okay. We'll as the customer experience that we're delivering war. We neighboring in your business. Where do we think we want to go with the business in the next sort of fifty four years get some feedback and? Some tricky from the customers on to try and make sure that we steal the ship in the right direction. So it's very much. I can of customer base strategy. A bunch of you know, and and three months all of the recess stuff about got back. There's a whole bunch of stuff that will probably take another look pretty poured cast to get through. I wanna get you more as much as we can. I think what if you could. I just want to jump in for one second and say the fact that you're uniting the C suite around not only the usage of social media, but their messaging is really critical as well. Because otherwise you've got lots of people going off with a different kind of a message right in that message, especially from your board. It's cetera needs to be United. So it's it's go ahead. We can say something. Well, it also those something that will come across as well. Which is those overseas within the C, suite and Kennelly, you you have different personas that are on the board. Right. So you have the young guys who already use social media to you know, tweet a boat. You know, what out Fano last night? I'm so for them as a very natural thing. You know, when I go to them and say, hey, let me tell you about social media in terms of. Sales process and engage customers they go. Okay. Don't wanna bet I get an old thing. All right. You also have guys who have been in the company for, you know, forty years forty five years that no online at all, right? And so, you know, what we'll do is of also supplement with some mechanisms that extract some of the thought leadership that we have from those individuals, and I might have some people supporting them to make sure that the their messaging also gets gets into the marketplace. And it's actually some of the best best examples that will go of where we've done, and we'll show a tease people to be more, social if you like they once they see the reaction to it's like a drug, right? I mean just watch onto right away and off the oil, you know, so so it's all good fun. Well, some it's interesting because it's almost like two pivots that you're building here. One is marketing hope, but then the other is earning earning the story. So as you mentioned you've gotten a bunch of research back and you're starting to take action on things walk us through. How are you organizing the work? So that the story internally makes sense the people like why we're doing this where we're going what we're going to give good at well. The benefit of news one can one incomes of the research because by the resale, I'm basically playing to the people one day already told me, and I'm I'm basically just enabling or helping to enable won't be already knew. Right. So, you know, if we talk about winning the bottles of house and light lanes does nothing better than at someone thinks it was that I did in the first place that already going to be on board. Right. And so that was really that was a y you know, that was not the case in. Green is still hot. Well, you know, I saw. Okay. I knew what to do. Yeah. I'm gonna changes. And you know, I went ahead and made those changes, you know, halfway through the year. I think that the half routine didn't believe in the changes. Right. And so that was why we took doctrine, which to you know, try and get the, you know, the like I said before the people on the desk, they know what works. Well, they know what doesn't want. Well, the trick is to extract up on them. And then help helping me Bill them. Although to say, hey, we want we want to hear those stories, right? And just keep it coming. You know, so from from I would say from the vast majority of the team where we did that. And where we included them in reach out, you know, automatically we go acceptance from those individuals, and then you know, mentioned that'll awesome. I real figures and. And the call, you know, he was a master of stakeholder management, and really it really drummed into me for my young age that you know, you have to be you have to take people west you now, those those teams went from some of you have to make it the session, and, you know, buying your your festival desk and say, this is the way we're going to go. But you know, my experiences that the vast majority of Thomas it's much better to take people with you on jomie, and you get much better to accept than Silva, and you know, sticking out of the fight. And and not so so all I do when I go around in the organization as well as I'm about like, you know, a preacher over the day to say about, you know, why this is important and why you know, some of the six in why social important etcetera. And it's amazing. You know, when when we put one moved on. And when you stop busy the leadership demonstrated. Some of those behaviors everybody follows right really is is totally turn regret. You got a massive guidance swell as a result. And if if you leak online if you follow DHL on lengthen, you'll see an enormous amount of online credited these days, which actually it wasn't the case just probably two years ago. Right. So thank you. It's a it's a really interesting approach because it gives ownership and pride back to the leaders and gives them there to talk in their own voice. I think people are really interested to know that how are you driving the change that needs to occur in the experiences across the organization. So you can earn this social media accolades and the ability to talk about things beyond this social in the conversation in the storytelling. What are the other things you're focusing on? Well, I'm well aware we've got some experience on who responsible for new business. So if the president says and grueling then then, of course, that becomes an issue. And so we have we have targets that we we how how gets and comes up new business acquisition that we have to do every year. And you know, so I thought of that, you know, the people come to me and say, you know, almost sure that the social this never seen a I feel come of, you know, a Twitter post and stuff on that might be the case I vote on the wall, the note mentioning is the reputational value that enables soul ethin- fine, the recess that we did the suggestive at sixty percent of beat the b by of predominantly making decisions about who. They wanna what what's online and Italy s that's true. And if we're not taking care of all of our master. Social media, etcetera etcetera ban. Of course, the opportunities won't come because I'm sure how competition or going to be during the same sort of thing. And if if you know, therefore, might know even get the opportunity to to bed for piece of business, right? So so for me, the whole thing is in intensive Klay link right on, you know, the there was a nice phase that one of them often people tell to which was marketing sales and marketing together, right? And it's it's not so separate anymore. It's all things walking and condoms together. Right. What are we? Yep. Exactly. So so, you know, if if we're not doing this and the on the resale is is correct. Then we're going to get left behind in terms of Oprah's business go, and and if we get left behind and business, cool, then I'll their job. So that will be very easy to understand whether it would be successful or not. So what are some of the things that you've done to improve the experience? You you mentioned there three or four podcasts words that we could talk about tell us tell us some of the things that that you've led and worked with the organism on. One of the things that will work. In our headquarters of our businesses based in Brussels in Belgium, and we have a same through meeting area in that not not building. And like all often spellings everyone books that the new teams, you know, online and then don't use them. And so what is to do is actually to to know in some of the wall between the glass, walls, and the tween and were making basically service this states customer expedients, right? And not be on the idea. Where you know, we have a at Deutsche Post each we have three global innovation centers one Bowen, which is headquarters one in Singapore and were opening up this year, the America's one in Chicago, which I think is your own time. Right. So it'd be nice to to take it in and show you writing something. Yeah. But what we're trying to do as well as to than, you know, indeed both of stuff and not customer experience and the workplace as well. So you know, what doing things like an invasion? Komo's plus what expedience call knows an Nebraska was it. It will have a bit more space. We'll building up this service was customer experience that'll been eight it will be we'll be tried to take customers with will take them into look older cool stuff that will walk in on and robotics, and I o t technology. You know, have some issue or rapid prototyping. What show and the and then sold them really really action as a running the where when I the walk is happening that that because some of conc- and talk to the people that are performing those those tasks and then anytime. We also says then on the Indian within use for, you know, turn holes, and and people can go and play a right in what some of the technology that that will innovating on, you know, you know, there's quite cool. You know, what just make sure if he knew that dean, but with six is one of the leading digitalization industries because it's been so nine mil over the last on news. So so, you know, we'll oldest new technology and robotics on internet of things, and you name it. It's as being invented for for all these this case, so all the things. So that's just one one example where you know, we're trying to then not just make you know, a video or per point on a poster or whatever it might be. But actually trying to kind of bring it to life. Sure on as well. So that it's experience will say you mentioned these corners. What happens in our they like where people can go in and see them and what's happening in these different kit corners these areas. Whoa. Whoa. Is this what we're trying to rob the whole experience and the office environment. Right. So you know, putting up putting up posters that show? You know, the gel on an ATM company. You know, we we enable you to get your your your money from ATM when you when you walk in the morning, right? You know, just a postal there the that damage, and then some toys around there that give the people the, you know, you can kind of make really cool place to walk as well. Right. So it's like, you know, you wanna give them the expedience. Custom undermined the customers important. But then also becomes an interesting place to come to walk covered as well. You know, right. More sounds almost more more in the direction of a tech company environment over so we don't have the budget. So those guys do but we're trying to trying to get there. So what me through I know people will be interested because of like, you mentioned all of the dimensions of your business. How are you driving improvement? Are you using Uman center design? You know, you mentioned you were doing fasted rations. Is there a certain method methodology that you're embracing? That you're then embedding inside the organization. Not really I have to say, I'm more relatively alley in a development. I mean, we're still developing a CSM sort of school towns do that once a quarter and get the customer by when we're not just looking at the results are not these days. I mean, we've got things like executive sponsorship associated what those customers that giving is the feedback and those senior leadership he's responsible for actually verbally falling with the customer and saying, okay. Can you tell me what you think speeding says, and what would improve expedience next thing? But it's it's was still lambing. I would say if there's any pets she can give us to to to move on a bit. Then you know, I'll be all ears. No happy to have that conversation with you still say, you're basically are you listening on? Annual basis to understand what customers needed because they think others in to be will be interested to know. You know, how are you understanding what not only what customers need, but the world that they're living in how it's changing in. How you play a role in that? Right. Actually, it's not on you. It's it's almost I mean constant multiple opportunities to do that close the year. Maybe maybe I explain a few of those the very the very basic one we have an annual and corporate white customer side thought thinks so great actually usual one that people get tired of on sitting every so often night. We have a we have XM what schools are once a quarter, which is three very basic questions takes couple seconds to sell and and some of them by right? We have on you'll conferences that are sector-based. So we have an annual technology sector conference. We'll just coming out and beginning of April in Singapore. We have an annual life sciences and healthcare conference which is coming up in during in Miami. We have we have automotive conferences will also take those conferences to to cities. So if there's an area where we might see all that were under penetrated from growth point of view, we will go to for instance, we're feeling that we we should be going in the US, but I'm more fossils. And we are and so this year a new innovation center, we're going to have a specific service with a six and one day events where war talk, maybe a hundred customers there, and we'll have from they're talking with different topics. Maybe a good opportunity for you to come and present one day, and some academia, and then some customers onstage as well.
U.S. stock markets could get less Chinese business if a new law passes
"This marketplace podcast is sponsored by merrill with merrill guided investing. You have the option to work with an adviser at a low cost and minimum get started at merrill edge dot com slash investing goals merrill lynch pierce fenner and smith inc. author registered broker dealer and investment advisor members. Sipc and by luma apps the rise of remote work has many organizations wondering how they'll keep employees feeling connected collaborative and even less lonely when the camaraderie of the office has lost some are using platforms like lou maps to create a digital workplace that centralize applications communications culture knowledge and collaboration. Learn more about creating a workforce that's ready for future crisis or just the future at digital workplace guide dot com. Us stock markets could get less chinese business. If a new law passes as expected. I'm david brancaccio is headed to president. Trump's desk that could result in many chinese companies getting kicked off. us stock markets. Delisting is the polite term. The holding foreign companies accountable act is now passed. Both the house and the senate marketplace's marielle sagarra is here to explain mary. A what will this law do. Once it's signed it would require companies that are listed on. Us stock exchanges to attest that they're not owned or controlled by foreign government including the chinese communist party also. The bill adds an enforcement mechanism for something that's actually already required by securities law public companies listed on u. s. exchanges have to be audited and then allow regulators to review. Those audits. point is to make sure there's no fraud but the chinese government has consistently blocked us regulators from seeing those audit documents for chinese companies. And the bill says if that goes on for three years a company will be removed from us exchanges now. The president is expected to sign this. So what would that mean for the chinese companies. You know i probably would have meant more a few years ago. 'cause if chinese companies don't wanna follow these rules they could just list on exchanges in china instead and there are more options in china now for instance it used to be that only profitable companies could go public on chinese stock exchanges so the new kind of still growing firms would come to the us instead but that change. Two years ago with a new exchange in china marielle sagarra. Thank you ahead of tomorrow's big report on hiring and unemployment covering november. There's word this morning that seven hundred twelve thousand more people signed up for unemployment benefits in the week that ended saturday. That's less than the week before but still very high. The pandemic is forcing people off payrolls. Again at it's happening in many parts of the country at once. I spoke to diane swonk. Just now she's chief economist. At the tax advisory firm grant thornton one of the things that was startling about the report was twenty five states. Half of all states reported increases of more than a thousand claims initial unemployment claims some of them significantly higher than that that really shows the brett of the losses that were enduring and heavily concentrated in the midwest as well where some of the covid cases are the worst also notable is the reasons for the surge in unemployment claims across those twenty-five states. They were heavily concentrated in healthcare food services accommodation sort of debt. You know the same areas that we saw retail that we saw in the latter part of february and early march before we ever went into lockdowns but fear of contagion head prompted us to see major losses in people cancelled. Go into the doctor. They stop going out to restaurants and canceled their vacations. So all of that is starting to creep into the data economist. Diane swonk this marketplace podcast is supported by transfer wise the smart new way to send and receive money internationally. Transfer weiss gives you the real exchange rate. Every time you send money abroad you can even get an account that holds up to fifty four currencies at once and convert between them anytime. Join over eight million customers. In more than eighty countries who are already saving. Try them out for free at transfer. Wise dot com slash marketplace or download. The app britain. This week approved the first of the covid vaccines the. Us food and drug administration is working on its review of the applications now with manufacturing already in process a new challenge becomes getting vaccines from factories to places where people can get the shots and their arm couple that with an abnormally busy holiday shipping season. You have a wild time to be in the package and cargo delivery business. The wall street journal reports. Ups managed it's flow earlier this week by telling drivers to temporarily stop picking up l l bean gap in macy's packages among others but other shippers claim to have it under control my marketplace colleague. The bbc's victoria craig's spoke to one company. That's been prepping for months for the combined vaccine and holiday crush and she joins us from london. Yes so dhl express has been ramping up its own aircraft and charter fleets since may to accommodate a december rush of vaccine and package deliveries and in fact the race to deliver p p so masks gloves medical gowns. Those kinds of things early on in this pandemic gave the company a good idea of the kind of pressure they would eventually be under to transport vaccines effectively. Here's the company's boss. John pearson says he thinks demand on resources now is quite manageable. People power them results. We only had a few backlogs in april time. And since that time we've been managing well so then when the vaccines come at every man and his dog is going to be busy. Which on standby really so the pandemic related pressure on the delivery system but even more with holiday gifts with fewer people in stores globally because of covid many around the world are going the online shopping route even more this year exactly so. It's me getting my black friday deal on bike chain so my bike tire doesn't get stolen again. It's my neighbor returning the pair of running shoes. That didn't fit her quite right. It's all of these new online purchases that were making and dhl express expects volume from e commerce alone to be fifty percent higher this year than it was last year. So all those boxes and bags going back and forth from storage warehouses they take up space on trucks and planes but john pearson. The boss of dhl express said that's just the new reality and the company is adjusting to that so for the next two years or so he expects commerce and vaccines to just be the newest slices of what the company moves victoria. Thank you my pleasure. David victoria craig hosts and early version of the marketplace morning. Report out of the bbc london every day. We share the podcast feed as well. I'm david brancaccio. This is marketplace morning from apm american public media as a marketplace listener. You already make fact based independent journalism part of your daily routine now bring even more marketplace into your everyday with our new liquid assets mug. Get it yours today when you donate just sixty dollars or five dollars a month sip from your new mug with the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped sustain the nonprofit news that you rely on give now if you could marketplace dot org slash donate.
How a Union Vote Could Change Amazon's Relationship With Workers
"Avalanche provides cloud based sales tax solutions for businesses of all sizes and with more than a thousand signed partner integrations avalon likely integrates with the aarp and ecommerce systems. You used today learn more at avalon dot com slash wsj. This is your tech news briefing for monday february eighth. I'm in llewellyn for the wall. Street journal as consumers continue to fill up their online shopping carts instead of heading out to stores in the pandemic amazon has been one of the biggest beneficiaries but to fill all those orders. The company depends on warehouse workers all over the world and today thousands of those workers are set to begin voting on whether to unionize. Coming up we'll talk to our reporter. Sebastian herrera about what the vote could mean for the workers and for the company that's after these headlines on friday show we talked about how higher demand for. Semiconductors is contributing to a global chip shortage now china's largest maker of chips. Sms says it's not able to help meet the demand after the trump administration put on a us export blacklist last year in earnings report released on friday. The company said it expected to see it's revenue growth slowed down significantly in the coming year while other chip companies are seeing rapid growth. As my see is one of china's biggest players in semiconductors an area where china is investing heavily to try and become self sufficient. Us officials have targeted the company because of alleged links to the chinese military which the company has denied the consumer financial protection bureau is looking into the digital money transfer service operated by pay pal. The cfp is probing. Helvin mood treats customers that it says. Oh it money. For transactions that went awry. The news comes. After the wall street journal reported that ben mo had threatened to dispatch debt collectors on users who overdrawing their accounts even when those users were the victims of scams. People says it's cooperating. With regulators are coming up after the break workers in an amazon warehouse in alabama are voting on whether to unionize. We'll have more on that next with the right logistics partner. The possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries thousands of workers at amazon warehouse in the city of bessemer alabama are set to begin voting today on whether to unionize. There's been a lot of back and forth leading up to this. Amazon was pushing for in person. Voting but organizers wanted a vote by mail and last week federal lieber authorities sided with organizers and mail in voting will take place over the month to come hourly amazon workers have never formed or joined a union and the us before and if the measure passes it could reshape the company's relationship with those workers so for more on the unionisation effort we turn to our reporter. Sebastian herrera. been looking into this. Hey sebastian thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me so. Let's start with the basics. Here who is behind this. Push to unionize. And what exactly are they pushing for. So this union base in new york called the retail wholesale in the -partment story union. They're trying to organize these workers and alabama and have the vote in favor of of a union to join their union and this union has in the past been critical of amazon. And they've they've tried other unionization efforts with with amazon workers that haven't been successful. Essentially would they take issue with is just a high pace of work they have to. You know box or move items every few seconds for ten hours a day. And they're closely monitored. There's an internal system that basically tracks there every scan that they do and measures every second of their working and they have to make certain rates per hour. You know there's also cameras everywhere and these warehouses and i think for law. These workers can get tiring really fast. And what's happened with amazon. Is that i think a lot of workers see just those type of conditions and they contrast with how successful amazon is how much money makes a lot of people. Bring jeff bezos being one of the richest people in the world and so they kind of take issue with the kind of wide contrast of their experiences versus how the company is doing. And is it significant that this effort is taking place now on the back of a really profitable year for amazon. Yeah i think a lot of different things kind of came together on one end you have the pandemic which pushed a lot of workers including amazon warehouses to more openly disguised. Just their working conditions and try to explain to kind of public how their workers and amazon workers have complained for a number of years about the pace of work. And how just how grueling it is and the pandemic. I just put a brighter spotlight on on all on all these workers that are essential workers and how their experiences are like and with this particular warehouse in bessemer. Well we found out. Is that some of these. Workers participated in the black lives matter movement in the past year and tied to that and they reached out to this union because they were just kind of tired of doing with again with the kind of grueling nature of their work and then i think just heightened kind of political climate and how is amazon responding to all this well amazon known to be you know throughout the years. Push back against union efforts they. They've done so pretty much any time in the past. That's come up you know they've they've been to. In the past you know show videos to their to their managers to kind of spot organizing efforts. And there's quite a bit of history there with this particular push. They've hired a law firm. That really specializes in and kind of countering union efforts and in terms of what they're doing actually at the warehouse they're holding regular meetings with their employees. I basically is meant to kind of discouraged them from voting. Yes on this. And they've sent extra people to the warehouse to kind of talk to employees You know about the effort and asked them if they need anything i think. Even they've posted signs around the house in terms of what union would mean and they've even set up a website. That again basically communicates if you vote. Yes you have to pay union dues and you already get healthcare benefits and other type of benefits through our employment. So why would you want to pay union dues for that. So it's kind of the message that they're sending to these to these workers right and and of course along those lines. We should note here. That an amazon spokeswoman said the company doesn't believe that are wd asu represents the majority of employees views and that amazon offers some of the best jobs available anywhere. They hire sebastian. Can you just lay out the stakes of this vote for for both sides. Why is this so significant. Sure i think on the worker side and the union side. I think a lot of effort from the unionist put into these type of votes resources. Sending people for workers at least the ones that support this effort. I think they see it. As a chance to have more equal terms with amazon potentially be at the bargaining table together and figure out things like pay together and hours and and all sorts of things that you can figure out when when you have a union and just have more of that power shift a bid to them and for amazon. You know it's significant because right now than of the warehouses they have more than eight hundred of them have a union. Representation amazon is basically able to set. Its own terms with its workers. You know without having any kind of push back in terms of a contract that would happen if there was a union so i think you know for the company. It's it's union would represent potentially cost more. That's the kind of battle you see. Take place so like we said ballots are going out today. The election is starting today. what happens next. How does this all go forward. So the election workers have until the end of march to return their votes in. They're going to count the votes that week. And if it passes then that's a significant milestone and we're gonna see afterward is almost like a part of the battle which is getting to a union contract and companies kind of have different ways that they can use the kind of the lay that process so it can take sometimes months years to get to that first contract and then of course if it's voted down it's one of those situations where the union goes you know goes back and the workers just kind of keep doing their thing and we probably won't see another effort like this at amazon warehouse for for at least a you know a little while all right. That's our sebastian herrera. Think sebastian thank you. That's it for today's tech news briefing. You can find more stories on our website wsj.com and if you like our show please do reviews in your app store. It really does help. I'm in inland for the wall. Street journal thanks for listening.
The Trump Impeachment Trial Begins
"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is potomac. Watch the second impeachment. Trial of donald trump is scheduled to begin but is the already in welcome. I'm kyle peterson with the wall. Street journal were joined today by my colleagues wsp's jay columnists kim strassel and bill mcgurn. It's tuesday and later this afternoon. The senate will start. It's impeachment trial of former president trump on a charge of incitement to insurrection related to the january six right at the. Us capitol building But last month recall forty five. Republicans voted for a measure offered by rand. Paul that called this whole exercise unconstitutional since trump is no longer in office Here's what lindsey graham. The republican senator of south carolina said over the weekend to quote. It's not a question of how the trial ends. it's a question of when it ends unquote so kim. That sounds a little anti-climactic But what do you. What should listeners. Expect here well it. It is anticlimactic because everyone pretty much. Understands. this is not likely to result in conviction You're going to have the argument made today on both sides that whoa while the trump team is going to make the argument that This is unconstitutional. That the senate lacks the power to even a go down this road with a former official And then you will have the democratic house impeachment. Managers make the opposite case. But i think the bottom line is that you've already had forty five senators way in on that procedural question And so unless there is something that comes out That you know very much changes the view of a number of republican senators which you need seventeen to convict This is going to be a one week You know kind of theater event with the end already written in stone It's it's there's going to be a lot to watch And we'll see if anyone is moved but at the moment it doesn't look as though there's going to be any other outcome but acquittal but it will be interesting to watch on that threshold constitutional question. That's what the first day is going to be spent on bill four hours. I understand equally divided so each side will get two hours and then a vote and this question of an impeachment trial four. A former official is an untested issue. There's been a lot of discussion lately between big legal minds. But i think there's one senator at least rob portman. Who had said he. He was open to open dialogue on that question open to changing his mind and that's why he voted with rampal originally is because he wanted a debate on this right Look i think what it shows is i. I'm on the side that thinks this is dubious but the constitution is not clear so it's open to many different interpretations and then the fact of how our politics runs is that Even if we think something is dubious if the senators not They're largely going to get their way. You know they go ahead with a lot of things. Andrew johnson was impeached the charge that was later on the law of violating law. That was later ruled. Unconstitutional matters. is what the senators themselves are. You know when we're talking impeachment. The house the house members Decide and they can go ahead. I do think that it's at least worth pointing out in these very abstract arguments. That what we have is very unusual. That's why there's so many open questions. I mean it's unusual in so many things It's unusual in that. It's the second impeachment of the same president in the space of thirteen months. It's hard to credit that this is really the kind of serious deliberation. The founders intended before we take sort of the biggest Action we can take against the president in a complicated that he's that he's left office so i agree with you. I think i think it will be interesting to see where they come. But i also agree with kim. The outcome is kind of Ordained the you know. The house moved ahead with impeachment. The senate moved ahead with the trial and Most of the republicans seem to believe that it's unconstitutional. They're not going to prevail in the vote but they will likely prevent the The impeachment from getting a conviction but on this constitutional question. I mean maybe. I'm a little bit. More persuaded than than bill is The the latest contribution to this debate at least in the journals op. Ed pages is piece by chuck. Cooper a noted washington constitutional conservative lawyer. And he makes us argument just to give a give listeners. A sense of The way that these Textual arguments are being cut He makes this argument. He says the constitution describes to punishments after impeachment. The first is removal from office. And the second is disqualification from office and those are separate votes that the senate takes and his argument essentially this the moment the senate votes do convict a sitting president he becomes the former president and so if the senate hours or days later can then have another vote and bar that person from future a future office then obviously the senate can in fact exercise impeachment authority over an ex president. And here's a line from his op. Ed he says vote by the senate to disqualify can be taken only after the officer has been removed and is by definition a former officer he goes on to say it defies logic to suggest that the senate is prohibited from trying and convicting former officeholders. So kim a compelling persuasive. What do you make of that argument. It's an argument. But i guess. I'm with bill that this is simply a question that has never been ruled on by the high court and we're now having a lot of scholars weigh in on both sides and i think both sides make some compelling arguments. We had a piece You know back in january by alan dershowitz who pointed out that when the constitution was written several states allowed impeachment of former officials Noted that the framers were well aware of this and that they could have included. That specific probation chose not to You know and also pointing out that they explicitly chose to prohibit the british practice of trial by legislature and bill attained her so any punitive legislative act against a specific person. So there's a lot of different Readings of this out there And you know we're gonna go. They're going to go through the mall today But i think again. What's really interesting as the numbers. Here you had those forty five vote As you pointed out there's at least one. Senator rob portman. Who said he voted with rampal because he wanted to have the debate on this question. But for the most part the other forty four senators To have voted that way because they've already made their judgment on this issue. Will they be convinced by the house. Impeachment manager sedate except for. I think what's also added into. This is simply motives and a lot of republicans at this point. Have come to believe that this is you know. Democrats attempting to divide them engaging in this for partisan political causes And that's just simply going to. I think cut against a lot of the arguments house. Impeachment managers are making no matter what their legitimacy from a legal perspective. But it seems safe to say that there will not be fifty votes in the senate to say that this impeachment as unconstitutional. So then we will move into coming days to the second phase and under the rules agreed to by the two senate leaders chuck schumer and mitch mcconnell Each side will get sixteen hours to present. Its side of the case. Beginning at noon on wednesday And then after that generally centers are given a chance to ask questions and then there'll be some closing arguments and the sixteen hours is a little bit less than in the past I think for the for president. Trump's first impeachment. It was twenty four hours but bill. Do you think that this satisfies the due process concerns that a lot of republicans have raised not to me. I mean i think this one difference between us. I just don't take whole effort is serious. It as i say i. I would concede that there are arguments for doing what they've done their argument said it's constitutional that always happens when the constitution is an explicit. You have to look at what was what happened at the time Other circumstances other things that would give you clues so you can make. You can make an argument for this. I just don't think it was a serious effort. I think it's a frivolous effort. And i think in practice as kim suggests it comes cl it not not in the law but in practice it really comes close to a bill of attained your which the founders Hated which was designed to a taint or leave a stain on the target. So i I'm very skeptical as i think we. We all know how it's going to end already. Maybe with one or two votes shifting from that forty five. But i think we pretty much know You know where this is going to land and to me. It's very unappealing way for example. One of the things with without any wit. Didn't they called no witnesses. So we're going to hear a lot about how people Received trump's speech which is said have incited them. But we're not gonna hear anything about trump's intent and and there were no witnesses called a first hand witnesses people around trump. That might tell you what he said about this. I mean. I think that they would have had a stronger case if they'd really considered their articles of impeachment and maybe You know accused trump of not Upholding his responsibilities. As chief law enforcement officer for the united states i think the incitement would be is going to be a very hard thing to up to prove I don't think they would have a chance if it were criminal court of of proving it especially now that we're learning about how many people had planned to do this Before they even got there. So i mean what makes me very sad is i think this is cheapening. The effort Think you can that. We've gone through american history. We had to impeachments before donald trump and in one term. This guy gets impeach twice. It just does not seem to me a credit to the united states. This is how we're going to Resolve our issues with seems to be. Were weaponising it and we don't know where this is going to end hang tight. We'll be right back you're listening to potomac watch from the wall street journal with the right logistics partner. The possibilities are limitless. Dhl supply chain delivers innovation that breaks down the barriers to business growth. Dhl supply chain all business. No boundaries learn more at dhl dot com slash all business no boundaries from the opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch. Welcome back I mean i guess. I agree with bill here. Kim that that part of the problem is the framing of the impeachment. Article incitement to insurrection. And that's something that the trump legal team is making some. Hey of in its brief It's it's legal brief to the how to the senate. I mean the impeachment managers in their brief talk about all this stuff. Trump was casting doubt on the election and the the trump replies essentially. That's not germane to this article of a beach with that is before the senate while yes. And there's a lot of criticism on this from the republicans. And i think that if you were a democrat who really wanted to see donald trump Punished in some way that you you'd be faulting house. Democrats and what they did here because there isn't just a due process problem. There's also as you mentioned. Kyle this this single and pretty sloppy impeachment article Which is just a catchall trying to Say that donald trump engaged incitement if insurrection Now there's a lot of things that you could potentially fault. The president for it has conduct leading up to that january. Six thing but to to say that he incited insurrection is hard to also combine with the clear. Transcript in which. Donald trump called marchers to behave peacefully And you know there's a lot of republicans hill. I think that if you had crafted an article or several articles that laid out different types of behavior that you found impeachable conduct there could be ones or others that might garner more votes possibly probably not seventeen the necessary number but you could have a bigger vote. It's under this curse current single impeachment article. It's just too broad for most republicans to stomach because they don't actually believe it as jurors in this case so i think democrats didn't do themselves any help here with the way that they rushed this without holding hearings without really thinking it through and just sending over this Garbage article that that doesn't really sum up the true situation so the the news reporting on what the house impeachment managers intend to present. Is they plan to show videos of the mob inside the capitol. They intend to put people try to put people back into the day of january. Sixth the chaos of that moment Remind viewers of what it looked like and What the disgrace. Actually put them back in that in that moment. That frame of mind But bill what about this question of witnesses. I mean my understanding is that later on in the process The senate could call witnesses if it wants to One of the challenges. There is if you have to subpoena them in particular that you're adding delay and you are just further derailing what president biden wants to get through the senate yet agree entirely That's why i don't think they're likely to do it. Also i don't think the republicans believe that the democrats are really interested in testimony. Did this is the interesting part. Kyle's you point out because again. We're going to hear a lot about say. Protesters says yeah. You know. I heard donald trump and i decided i'm gonna go hunt down vice president pence and take them hostage. That's still doesn't prove that president trump incited them. It proves this is how this guy took it. It doesn't prove that that donald trump had any intention to do that. And that's why. I'm saying the the real witnesses should have been called the house. I'm just it seems we've had two very dubious Impeachments the first one. If you remember. Nancy pelosi just decreed that trump was impeached. Didn't even have a full vote of the house again. You know a break with precedent. They would be in a much stronger position today. And i think they would make it much harder for republican. Senators If they had spent their time during impeachment building record asking firsthand witnesses like people in the white house People you know with the national guard and so forth what was what was donald trump instructing and so forth to give an idea to his intent but they. They decided not to do this. And i think that's how the it's actually led a lot of republicans off the hook because they're just going to stick with their idea. This is unconstitutional in. So i'm not going to dignify the process. I think that would be would have been a lot harder position to take had the house taken care to establish a record but they just to get this done by the deadline. Get him get Impeach before he was out. And i think they're paying the price for a very flimsy case. Right now i think bill raises an important point here which is outside potentially the scope of this incitement to insurrection article. Which was that. Trump did not immediately tweet that. The rioters should leave the billing and stand down. What was the cause of that delay and this is a really important factual dispute so the the house impeachment managers in their in their brief they cite news reports on what was happening at the white house during the riot. And i'll just read a line. From their brief they say. President trump was reportedly delighted by the mayhem. He unleashed because it was prevented congress from affirming his election loss president trump's team of course denies this. Here's a line from their brief There's no legitimate proof nor can there ever be that. President trump was delighted by the events of the capitol he liked the rest of the country was horrified at the violence unquote. So kim i mean there's there is there is one answer to this question and surely there are some witnesses aids at the white house. Someone who may take subpoena. Maybe they Maybe the senate would wanna go down that route because of the delay but there's a factual question here that could be answered if the senate if democrats have republicans were so declined that is why there is one faction of democrats who do want to call witnesses and they wanna do so to very directly. Focus on that question that you just brought up that they would call people who were in trump's presence on that day To try to get to the bottom of this question. Now there's an entire other faction of democrats who want to call witnesses more for complete theater in actually saw a contributor to cnn who was saying that There should be witnesses that include the officers who fought in the assault that day officers and their families who were injured. That day organizers of the rallies that were occurring in washington that day Some of the actual rioters They were talking about calling in you. Know the head of the proud boys So people wanted to call in roger stone the former trump ally because supposedly he was the one fomenting a lot of the the stop. The steel argument So these are a faction of people that really just want this to be complete spectacle in and the senate and i don't think it's gonna go that far. The real problem though is for democrats is if you go down any witness route you are. You're not just teeing yourself up for another couple of days of an impeachment trial. You're teeing yourself up for weeks of an impeachment trial and despite democrats claim that they can indeed walk and chew gum at the same time. The reality is is the senate just doesn't work that way Especially when you get into the real meat of impeachment And then the trial and witnesses because all of those jurors need to be present listening to these arguments so if you go that route you are immediately agreeing. That you're gonna delay joe biden's nominations. You're going to delay a lot of the other work you've already got some republicans faulting democrats saying look every day. We are focused on. This is a day that the senate is not doing more urgent work. For instance a virus response so is tolerance there to have this. Go on for you know three weeks. I'm not quite sure will be interesting to watch that. Debate on witnesses play out but unless there is some explosive revelation. It's still seems like a heavy lift to get seventeen. Republicans to convict so bill if we assume that trump is going to be acquitted here which everyone seems to be operating under that assumption Where does that leave. The senate and the house i mean. Do you expect some push to censure trump and Try to bar him from office using the fourteenth amendment. There's one headline this week. That calls that a democratic backup plan right. I have no doubt that they'll be people that call for it again. It just contributes to the whole idea. That what they're really after is a bill of some way to stain trump and it doesn't matter which and they're just going to try everything for example if you go back to before the impeachment. When he was still president there is a lot of talk. I had hoped he would resign. And just sort of you know in the problem but then it was kinda clear that even if he resigned the democrats. Were still gonna go after him. So i i don't see the sending for a while. I think they'll in some ways Some ways i think the democrats need donald trump They need him to be the boogeyman. Even when joe biden is president and the country is presumably moved past donald trump. so i think that's to be the interesting question. it'll be. It'll be interesting to see whether the democratic leadership mrs pelosi. Mr schumer and president biden himself. Decide okay we. We went to the impeachment. That's enough we have to get on with her agenda or they feel pressured by their party to keep pursuing him but as this fourteenth amendment thing real plausible route. I mean The basic argument is that section three of the fourteenth amendment passed after the civil war holds that no governor government official can a can take office if they have previously taken an oath to support the constitution and then afterward engaged in some insurrection. But kim i mean what we're talking about is taking a provision of the constitution aimed at people like jefferson davis the president of the confederacy and then having a congress in two thousand twenty one declare unilaterally that that applies to president trump. Meat is not really work. It would be unprecedented and it would also be very very dangerous because again. Not only can you. You've never had it uses way before but think about the potential for using it for any disfavored politician anytime. I think you'd also have an interesting legal argument. And it would probably go up to the courts and it might be something that the supreme court would be compelled to weigh in on. It tends not to like to get involved in what it calls pure political disputes. But this could be a little bit more challenging because of the threat of the harm you could have with the majority party to exercise such a a power. So let's hope democrats don't go down that road because there has just been too many precedent breaking moments lately. I i would argue even the this latest impeachment And you know at a certain point. You're doing great risk to institutions and weaponising politics in a way that it just is very unhealthy for the country. I think kim is right here. Bill that if congress tried to go that route it seems inevitable that the courts it would it would go to the courts and they would end up making the final call on whether the constitution fourteenth amendment could be used in this way right. Exactly i think it would have to go to the supreme court It's a fundamental issue of politics if they have the authority to do that. I also think that there's a larger issue looming over all of this. If you look at president biden and you look at the senate. The senate is a tie senate with kamala harris breaking the vote. The democrats have only a few seats in the house. I mean it's very possible. Two years from now they could lose both those houses at such a narrow majority. I don't know why they seem so intent on embittering the other side because when that happens When when you change the rules new do all these extraordinary things. Then the emphasis on the other side is going to get back at you. I mean people are already talking about. Maxine waters illinois omar and so forth and. That often happens the unintended consequences. Look what happened on the filibuster judges with mcconnell. And if i had such a small majority i don't think i'd be trying to inflame the other side quite as much as they did and give you just one very small example. The covid nineteen relief bill. There's no reason this could have been a bipartisan effort. In the only reason is a democrat. Said we're not going to give an inch the same way. Nancy pelosi said last year. We're just not going to give an inch. i think. That's a tactical mistake on the democrats. Because if i were joe biden. I would've wanted to secure a bipartisan agreement. Matt almost no matter what the course come up with something. The republicans would have given would have given a great deal to be To be part of that the. I would secure bipartisan deal. Take all the credit for that. It's a new day in washington. I think that would have given him a stronger. Hand to play hardball and other issues down the line but instead we're starting out with this kind of strong arming and and using the the reconciliation process to kind of get around the the sixty vote Problem that they would have and i. I'm not sure that's wise with such narrow majorities. Thank you bill. Thank you all for listening. We'll be back later this week. With another edition of potomac watch.
Episode 277 A Very Happy Xmas!
"Good evening it's tuesday the twenty seconds december and is episode. Two hundred and seventy seven with with bess Yes welcome back everybody. It's david here in maidenhead in the u With an attempt to try. And get a show out before christmas because I've been pretty busy at work. And i really really wanted to do my christmas lift. Lift list gift guide. I understand that not many days to go to christmas. So you're not sure how much worse this is. But i'm sure there's a few things on my list that You'll be happy to by yourselves. If not for christmas presents and of course but everything that's going on in the uk at the moment with lockdowns and tear fours and warranty for the moment m a lot of shops of now shut Old couriers crumbling under the pressure. Bless him so royal mail now stopped guaranteeing that postage service in time for christmas. i think. Dhl of stopped deliberates In some areas. And we've got three parcels downstairs not presents. thank goodness. Wait for pickup from hermes vince in essence friday So also falling apart in the moment and never mind hundreds of lorries at dover and you're the things can off and of course i'm not gonna send into a miserable podcast. Obviously lots of christmas plans have been changed I think we need to do what's to stay safe. And that's not just for yourself but for everyone you know really so i think we need to do Well the right thing and if it's A bit means having a slightly quite christmas than normal and so be it So what not been up to par from work Been playing a cooler duty cops three ammonium xbox and i mean joined the game and cref fantastic. I'm still not convinced that the series x actually bring much more to it one of the few purchases. i think that I'm regretting. I'm not quite sure. What the extra money. The stumped up. He's getting me in terms of performance so graphics and nothing the the Pocus time with pending thinker. Waiting for games to come out. That will Well take advantage of expose the graphics and processor power. We wait and see but i'm i'm enjoying mccain anyway and microsoft to be honest because i've been doing the Clinton rewards and everything else like. I think i told you a few podcast ago. do it through chrome can also collect reward points on your xbox many hundreds of points e collect just by visiting Look at certain games and doing certain things getting achievement. So that's been quite good and they had to d- alone couple of days ago Fifteen hundred war points if he bought some college ichi points now. I didn't often by call of duty points. Had in fact. I bought some fairly recently. So i can get my battle past three eight pound seven hundred point eight thirty nine but i had a five pound voucher from a report reward. Points saved up so used that and had another one in my kitty. So a good idea what i'll do all to put my clergy points because you can use them to buy to weapons and stuff. They spend much money on it so again. It was any like three pound real money so click through the link. I needed to complete this one. Purchase to fifteen hundred points just to buy a A bundle of colleges you points that and then something happened. The cooler judy points didn't appear on my account and i just couldn't work it out Check the maneuvered gone through look transactions. Yes there it was. And i thought maybe it takes a little while with while longer still nothing and then went through the link again. Unrealized the deal was that you bought colucci points for blackhawks three. But when you clicked the marcus lincoln your xbox it makes you buy more fair points which to me because i play that game anymore so now if bought eleven hundred kuijt points gamma. Don't play and i didn't get fifteen hundred points as a bonus because it didn't do what it said to do So if put in a request of off to responded within no twelve hours completely the wrong thing saying don't worry or fifteen hundred points will appear eventually the might be a delay. 'cause hadn't read my email so best again because somebody else on twitter. Say the same thing had happened to them. So it's obviously a flu. Someone's just wrong lincoln. But it's It's not good safe microsoft. Come on it's not the first four mark soft over there xbox office and not very good so amount and fortunately there a bit reticent helping customers with the issue which is not very good. is it for mega. Billion pound dollar company should say so. You been doing that Happily playing with my my mac. And i you the mac mini. Am worn a purchase. Fantastic really good little mac. An app forms my old twenty seven inch mac. Much much quieter. Yeah now. i've got my little help underneath it. It looks like a mac mini but slightly different silver. But you get extra ports at the front and get it will talk to put your ssd in as an external hard drive which is really handy. an yeah So enjoying that Up had a change of heart about my little mini. pc acis pm fifty And i've i'm terrible. Got rid of that one and gone for an ace s rock x three hundred because you can actually buy. Cpu separately saw put in a much bigger better rise in five three thousand four hundred g for about the same money all in using the memory. Nasty that was in the machine and one thing that surprised me today that he did it today. Took the ssd out the old mpc flogged on ebay for not much of a loss and stuck it straight into new little mini pc and it works away. I'm in the past you can do can do that. Obviously windows come on leaps and bounds and all that had to do them was update. The drivers which windows did most of these self to be honest and then reactivate windows and windows is actually very clever said Oh can activate on here. Have you changed your have made them hardware change which obviously had an let me reactivate windows using the same licensed key which is brilliant so tonight ten for that one. Microsoft looks like your. You'll you'll different. Departments have different levels of cleverness. And you need to so over. Get that sorted out unfortunately One thing i had to do with this new new build is by a knock. You're cpu cool at this lovely. A cape made in. Australia comes in a beautiful box. With older thermal paste and stickers beautiful president presented never seen a cpa cooler like it too bonus in terms of presentation Because it's a low profile case. I needed a quiet fan. Still allows it in one bit to it. I expected this. Not sure Cpu fan to be look quieter but it isn't unfortunately but no so just some benchmarks just a minute ago and it looks like it's gonna be fine. I want to run some Slightly better games. I could before Play with some of my heart. Yes games and maybe a driving game and see how it performs not expecting like you know a nvidia twenty sixty graphics or anything. But i think it'd be better than the one i had a better than the mac i think for some of the pc games So you have to know lap. And we've had power cuts today funny enough We had a guy come Yesterday morning to at an email that while ago to upgrade all change the circuit breaker on in the box outside to did that this the morning and widely the a different breaker has tripped twice today in the house which is old on a separate circuits or gave him a buzz and he's going to pop in a couple of days. Tom jeff check. Oh seems seems like a coincidence. Br conga ahead round then about half an hour ago. The whole street went so milwaukee looking at anything in this guard didn't know what he's doing is taking up the whole street. It came on what five minutes later or so but yeah very. I don't know whether now the fact our house trip to earlier is like a spike or brown. Or whatever you call tonight seems very odd. Is there something wrong. With our lettuce leaving the eu will because of the pandemic audit name very old so anyway and of course it takes ages for everything to come back after reset mc cameras because they're appointing him weird directions. The central heating thing took a little while to catch up Luckily of put my ups my own interrupting supply my sinology because that was worrying me every time. There is a power co. four enormous hard-driving. I didn't want to be upset and start switching off an expectedly losing data but that's great because the sinology sent me an email telling me it's running on battery power and well are you gonna get the email. The powers comeback because the internet's not working who angle. No no i think is key. The rue theron and it's hardwired into it's fine. Yeah just send a message. Which is clever. do anything we lose his wifi which could get round of wanted to So yeah so. That's been happening today. And i'm at work now. This is a moth now full but we can have a couple of weeks about to work now in the fourth generation. Fantastic looking forward to Christmas day having a few drinks some nice things to each if our online to returns tomorrow. And we'll take nanna. Hope is the same for you. Guys know nakisa before christmas plans have been upset but You need to make the best of what we are. Suppose i just feel so. Let's people are on the road. My mom Beyond our own she was go into Sister my sister lose but not sure because my nephews now court levana recipes. He's okay be bit rough young twenty twenty two twenty three. He works in a in a chorus. Probably got it from there It's horrendous and that we got to get these vaccines now out to as many people as possible Started and that's all. I've been so busy couple of weeks but we need to crack him anyway. So what promised you a gift guide. So i'm going to rattle through my list and let's see if any of this but the first thing of looked at the deal has died. Unfortunately the first one was an ssd for f one terabyte. Samsung yvo mccracken. Ssd anyway and it was an offer at nine hundred ninety eight with a free assassin's creed i finished. Unfortunately checking it was scan so to one hundred six now. And you don't get the game thing can you know doesn't mention the game so probably one to keep a watch on because it sounds like they're doing deals on that occasionally but the fact that these have come down now substantially in price an i in you can pick up one hundred twenty gig long flight ten quid. A to forty four twenty five hundred fifty quid And you don't even need enclosure anymore. Weakness by one of those Straight connectors go from usb to sorta when it's cold and running naked roy do for a coupla drawings and it's great lows use is great for max. Pc's last repairs xboxes. Tv's name it so yeah So a bit of a general recommendation to sell cheap. Says these are the next one is something silly for some very cheap. A good stocking filler. I'm basically says a small case to stole your st cards and micro ac- cards now for those at Into photography or have a raspberry pi all just have lots of st code is a great thing to get them all together safely in one place and then especially for raspberry pi. You can swap out for cameras. You can spare cards. And if you've got a camera takes different size you know. Cf flash the cold you can buy cases to take those as well so does any cheap eight pounds. I think so. I thought quite nice little League gift for christmas the next one to be audits bitter project actually and it's something that's on my list. I'm what i want to do for. Spring is making little camera to put in the box. So because he'd little chicks hatch because we had chicks hatch last year. And i'd like to be able to keep an eye on them and looking at the purpose built bird. Box cameras a pretty woeful. They need Mains power and the quite a to have an access point attached to is not good at all but does link here now on my website to An infrared night camber that uses a pie recipes zero No soldiering Do use about ho glue and tape and put together a little camera that will see in the talk basically and cost you about forty pounds altogether to thought it was a cracking deal makes an approach to make with a child over just for yourself i. She has a bit of a project right. The next on my list as an old favourite. But it's the amazon echo show eight Now the reason i put this on is it's got many uses. It's fifty pounds fifty nine pounds the moment but they do talking price substantially every so often We've got one in front room. We use it to cool sundown from upstairs to come down for dinner We've got to revolve in pictures on a photo frame. She's fantastic and of course we use it for music can only the bits and bobs. Well i think that great and if you got an ugly relative that likes to have photos of the grandkids and the kids in a new up on on display. You could set up one of these. Choose which photos they have and you can update them as when you want to attach it your account a great gift. So that's the amazon echo. Show eight and there's a small as well as fiber beecham next on my list is the brand new xbox one controller which is about fifty sixty pounds. Now the great thing about this controller is the changes likely The design is slightly sleeker. I would suggest in previous controllers and the last two generations are controllers have also had bluetooth as well as being wireless for an xbox he could use them on your ipad iphone. You'll android box. You'll nvidia shield raspberry pi anything you want to. I think he's fantastic just going to a sneeze. That's better. oh we're always asthma. notice gone. yeah so. The xbox controller i think is great all round present. In the moment you can get the neum on in blue white and black now. one thing. that's well in certainly my son's Christmas stocking is a good set of wireless earbuds Now do Pros these are anka and that black and the bluetooth and they've got ipx seven waterproof boots. You find actually noise isolation and they're only forty quid Slightly less actually today so not. Try these out yet. But they've come highly recommended in the ratings in reviews. And i'm hoping he likes him. So these are the anka sound. Colt liberty nia wireless earphones lead. Ipx seven waterproof so. Yeah i thought well if it's always a good present you either lose them. You know you want some nice ones to go walking in and whatever so they got next on. My list is a ring video doorbell now. This is a marmite isn't there are people. Hey tim law. People love them This one is eighty nine pounds amazon payments over five months. Seventeen pound eighty a month he was ten eighty phd. This one needs batteries replacing. Pay more you get the one that you can hardwiring. We like ours. It's it's worked well. And the moment we've got christmas tunes coming out the bell when you press it which is nice and again for nellie relative a great idea keeping visitors and Added security around really eighty nine pounds and really good price Next one is called. Ut blackhawks cold war and a tip up three in tightness. One black ops code war now. This is a slightly different to normal caller g. two games in the period. A time that you're playing in his back in the eighties actually most of it. I'm finding it really quite enjoyable A couple of things have changed. We don't like which was in my all time. Favorites clue to gambled will two missions. You could go on cop. -vely in to protect producer. Whatever this one doesn't seem to have that but the weapons are quite good and a co op play. The graphics seemed really good runs. Well couple glitches in it but It's early days not progressing well through my rank so yeah but expensive. It's over fifty pounds. I think in a moment changes all the time. Fifty nine ninety nine i would You wanna wait give it a couple of months it will drop to way below right. Just two things left. I think Now this one is a odd one for me to pay but it actually bought a couple of years ago to waterworld world capone in france from amazon. How did nato is in france As an emergency purchase. And this is a projector. This one's the ape-man these the cheap so chinese projected get so you're not gonna get amazing quality but the great to Just have for casual use You know it's gonna. Gmi in vga and usb ports mccarthy card rca ports anything but everything will plug into including your xbox You get cut your phone to a top mac book Even fuel fire stick. We chromecast Scott speaker not an amazing speaker always no plumbing in an upgrade and for sixty odd pounds in fact as one is a chief mobile. Hey fifty five. I think great for kids room even for outdoor movies Take on holiday. Whatever for that much money. See per and last but not least my favorite of the year i think is the raspberry pi four hundred. And i've talked about this a couple of times. Because i've got one and i think she's an amazing piece of kit all in one ninety nine nine hundred quid fool. Everything you need including st card. Power supply a mouse even manual. And i think present for a budding pro-kremlin or someone like me. He just wants to tinker amazing piece of cake. Very reminiscent of the league. The atari commodore sixty four style being a computer in`eke board. And what a what a great way to be introduced to to program you can even run now. Believe it or not a version of windows. Ten go onto youtube google. It whatever and you'll find the destroy of a windows ten build. Everything works yet but it will. You can run an android on it. You can run. Many many versions of lennox no sorts of things. You can even turn it. Into an arcade machine with the right build. Amazing so so versatile. That's the word i was looking for. So that's my top. That's number one gift. I think over over christmas. And that's it for me. I was having going to be over a bit of almost the would thinking it will. This is worth it at one. St a couple of days ago but now offset down again because it is disheartening. Sometimes you don't you know. Don't get hundreds of listeners in a very very low numbers but i enjoy doing it and there is a cost to to dope. Mind just for the enjoyment of doing it. I enjoy being part of the community but I don't know just finding time to do it properly. And i'd like to think that Even though i'm completely amateurish you know when it comes to let you just plucked the microphone into my ipad and talk. I'd have script anything show notes. But they're very basic to stick them straight into the into the Show notes as a complete file and he's just links in a picture and that's it i'm done it's quite Not labor intensive which for me is a good thing. But i do enjoy this but please me line and have a chat if you want to but i just want to wish you all you guys out there and you families and children and your loved ones a very very happy festive season. This is going to be pretty unique. Hopefully we can look at beckon in years to come and say well. It was weird but we got through it. Roll here now and You know makes us. Maybe maybe the lining analyst several several silver linings is wholly environmental impact. That's the whole Keeping contact with close ones but also making his grateful for the great outdoors christmases for getting together with friends and family and holidays. West end shows music concerts festivals. Car shows you name it all of those things. We've come without an ob over a year. I think since his all start before things start getting back to normal now football matches sports events. You name it not been the same. Since second making march that will change the vaccine will make a difference and we need to keep plugging away now. It gives us all this gadget nerds time to to play with stuff which is great. But that's not sustainable. We need we need to see daylight and we need human company occasionally butt things. I think will change for the better. Long-term hayes hoping to have a great christmas. 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Mac OS Ken: 03.15.2021
"This is mac os. Ken bidding home pod farewell positive notes from wall street and an installment of law and order. Cupertino it's monday. The fifteenth of march twenty twenty one. I knew and this is news from moco west. Ken brought to you by yours. Truly and sponsored by amazon pharmacy. Your medication made easy. Learn more at amazon dot com slash. Michael west can. This show is also sponsored by mint. Mobile cutting your wireless bell to as little as fifteen bucks a month. That is a really low rate for service. That's not cut rate at all. Every mint mobile plan comes with unlimited. Talk and text. Plus high speed data delivered on the nation's largest five g network. Mint mobile secret sauce is that they're the first company the sell wireless service online own light by cutting out retail stores. They cut costs instead of charging you mystery fees to pay for those stores their savings. Become your savings pretty sweet for me. It's been awesome. Great sound quality. 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I wonder whether they'll keep calling. Homepod mini homepod mini with no homepods to which to compare it. I guess we'll find out in a statement attack. Chron chapel said homepods many has become a hit since its debut. Last fall offering customers amazing. Sound an intelligent assistant and smart home control all for just ninety nine dollars. We're focusing our efforts on home pod. Many we are discontinuing. The original homepod. It will continue to be available while supplies last through the apple online store apple retail stores and apple authorized resellers apple will provide home pod customers with software updates and service and support through apple care speaking as a home owner apple's assurance of support all received. I've talked to at least one person who can't help wondering how soon the bigger speaker will just become an oversized paperweight then again. That's the twenty first century but no moving parts of which to speak. Obsolescence is practically inevitable planned or not. You're gonna figure they will support for a while though not only. Is there the statement of support. There's also apple stated plan to sell through the rest of them while apple end its authorized. Resellers we'll keep selling while supplies last. They may not last long much apple site. Sunday showed these space gray model sold out. You can still get the white one though while supplies last the h photo sites as they're expecting more of both colors not sure when that was last updated though target shows the item is sold out and the best buy site shows it in white only. Because you can get three homepods minis for the price of one discontinued homepods. So yeah happy. Shopping morgan stanley analyst. Katie says never mind. The nikkei noise last thursday quoted 'n gadget report that said apple is slashing production of the iphone twelve many through the first six months of the year according to nikkei the company will reportedly produce at least seventy percent fewer units than initially planned. That will account for most of a twenty percent drop in overall planned iphone twelve production until june. When i told you about that story last week. I also said that i hadn't planned to cover it at all because nikkei can be a bit sensationalist and its supply chain news then. I saw funny line from philip. Elmer dewitt at apple three dot. Dotto that said. I've seen this story too often to write it again. Made me feel better about wanting to skip it originally still. I had to tell you about it to make a note from wedbush analyst. Daniel ives make sense now reminding you of all of that for a note from katie huber. It's apple three to the rescue once more that sites posted part of a note from huber. D calling the nikkei note noise while nikkei and some morgan stanley competitors are seeing iphone. Production orders revised down. Hubert says her missing orders rise not fall by three to five million units in the first half of calendar year. Twenty twenty one. that's not for iphone. Twelve many but iphone production across the board. It seems that stands in stark contrast to nikkeis report that production has been reduced by as much as twenty percent. It's notes like those that have led apple shares to underperform the nasdaq over the month. According to huber d. and that has made a decent chance to get into apple shares in her estimation quoting her note. We believe much what has reported about the iphone. Production cuts is noise rather than anything that impacts the fundamental outlook as a result. She says we believe this. News flow has created an attractive buying opportunity to acquire apple shares. Nobody has an overweight rating on apple shares. Her price target on them is one hundred sixty four dollars. One wall street thinks a car could drive apple over three trillion. A bloomberg piece had citigroup analysts. Gentleman jim subas such in a note late last week. According to bloomberg citigroup sees potential for apple to hit a market valuation of three trillion dollars pulled by an automobile quoting the report developing the apple car could boost the company's sales by ten percent fifteen percent after twenty twenty four citigroup analyst. Jim zuber wrote in a note on friday. By twenty twenty five the expects the worldwide vehicles market to outgrow the combined market for smartphones. Pc's tablets and wearables gentleman. Jim has a by reading on apple. Shares his price target on the shares is one hundred fifty bucks. Dhl seems to be having some problems with dt. Ks dd ks or the developer transition. Kits apple wants back the h. elysee shipping company cotton the middle or european developers who would like to return the dt ks but her having problems with dhl adding a tiny bit last year when apple announced the transition from intel to its own apple. Silicon in the mac apple opened a program to let developers sort of lease an apple. Silicon powered mac mini. They were supposed to have them for about a year but apple said it wanted them back sooner. The company said it would give developers three hundred dollars in credit to put towards apple kit by the summer. If memory serves developers were annoyed. So apple sweden deal saying tell you what. Let's make it five hundred dollars to be used by the end of the year or one thousand dollars if you have an egg in your purse or you can trade it all in for what's behind door number three okay. The thing with the egg and door number three that happen. The rest of it did if i remember correctly. All that settled developers are supposed to have until the end of this month to return their dt ks but some in are having difficulty now. A piece from apple insider has apple's growing dhl under the bus or truck after a number of difficulties with the shipping company and eu developers. Report says apple is publicizing a hotline previous details in the apple. Developer forums about returning the dt k. Apple is now added more information specifically for european according to apple insider developers with changes of address seemed to be the ones having issues developers who have moved since receiving their dt cave found that dhl was not accepting their new addresses. The courting to the report more news in a moment but first a word from amazon pharmacy. Your medication made easy. I don't think i'm gonna shock the plan that when i say that healthcare and the us can be a pain in the backside. Anything that makes it easier to deal with. Sounds good to me. Amazon pharmacy can do that. 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Well one former employee one current on the former front seeing that says apple is suing somebody who used to work in macbook product. Design the peace as apple accusing the former product design employee of stealing information about hardware products unannounced features and future plans and leaking them to a journalist breaking the company's nondisclosure policies and trade secret laws seeing that says the tech giant alleges. The defendant used his access at the company to download confidential information and attend meetings specifically afford to this media. Contact apple said. He attended one of his last meetings at the company about project acts as it's called the filing after submitting his resignation despite being instructed by not to attend the suit and the piece both named the individual. While i'm not gonna cause that feels gross. The accused seems to have been pretty. Well positioned he worked for apple for eleven years and is listed on more than a dozen patents and patent applications while working for the company of the alleged transgressions and apple said in the statement tens of thousands of apple employees worked tirelessly every day on new products services and features in the hopes of delighting our customers and empowering them to change the world stealing ideas and confidential information undermines their efforts hurting apple and our customers unsure how much info the individual might have taken apple says the defendant remains an ongoing threat of apple's asking for a jury trial it seeking damages and punitive damages as well as injunctive relief. According to seen at apple's chief of security is looking for a case against him to be dropped apple insider says attorneys for an apple. Security executive accused of attempting to bribe sheriff's office with ipads to get concealed. Carry permits have called for the corruption probe to be dismissed. Boiling this story. Way the hack down apple security guy was accused by the senate clara district attorney's office of offering bribes to santa clara undersheriff rick song and captain james jensen apple chief security officer. Thomas moyer applied for concealed carry permits. Those were apparently held up until moyer and other defendants gave something of value to the law enforcement officers at the time of the indictment that the as office at the defendant should have come to them and told on the guys with the guns rather than doing what the guys with the guns wanted in the best of all possibles the. Da may have a point. But i mentioned the guys with the guns anyway. Moyer wants the case dropped citing a report from the mercury news. Apple insider says attorneys for moyer have filed a motion for dismissal in the santa clara county superior court saying that the district attorney's office failed to prove bribery. They also argued that the grand jury was given bad instructions regarding what qualifies as a bribe. Apple has not responded to the latest in the case late last year though apple said it had conducted a thorough internal investigation and found no wrongdoing and finally today news of new documentary series for apple tv plus one that covers a really old promotion. Deadline says the cupertino streamer has placed an order for the jet. From james lee hernandez and brian. Lasarte there the emmy nominated guys behind. Another big docu series. The hbo title mc millions about mcdonald's monopoly scandal training a similar path deadline says the jet tells the compelling true story behind the iconic drink pepsi get stopped promotional campaign that presented a harrier jet at the end of the nineteen ninety-six tv commercial in exchange for seven million pepsi points. The docu series is billed as an entertaining style gic deep dive in the nineteen nineties pop culture and the events that transpired after someone attempted to cash in their points for a harrier fighter jet hernandez lazard will direct and the e. p. the jet no word on when it will land on apple tv plus coming up in a few minutes tech news roni. Jeff gamma joins us this week. He is living on the edge or browsing on it any way. Flare up in the browser. Wars is news to jeff gamut in a few minutes. Look for and follow that. Show wherever you find podcasts mac. Os can live goes live again today. Three thirty pacific six thirty eastern on my youtube channel. Youtube dot com slash. Ken ray catch it live or on replay there. You can also grab the audio podcast mac. Os can live wherever you follow. Podcasts mac os can brought to you by a and sponsored by mint mobile. Cut your wireless bill fifteen bucks a month at mint mobile dot com slash mac. 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