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Where in the World is the Overwatch League Headed in 2021?
"Opportunities across digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports and Eric Segal marked in using the email off of the show. Hey, the sooner we're going to sponsor the sooner. I want to lead every single episode with that read. So hit up Mark, please today. We're talking the OverWatch the end of all these Sports o w l had the hardest thing twenty already entering the year of plenty of questions. The year saw reigning MVP Sinatra jumped to Valour in the Vancouver Titans, the defending runner-ups dropped their entire roster do to covet and owners to report may ask for bargains on their massive by ends. Yeah. It wasn't good 20 21 might be better but the League's questions surrounding it only got larger this week blizzard announced the 2021 Ram. Schedule even though the Call of Duty League the o w l sister league in many rights is starting in mid-February the o w l won't kick off until April in that time three Western teams the New York Excelsior the Philadelphia Fusion and the LA Valiant all announced they'll be moving operations to Asia for the season due to covet thy that brings the division of to a split of 12 teams in the west and 8 in the East and speaking of the LA Valiant report from Aaron Halo speak in o w l Insider find that the LA Valiant have actually been sold to a company or owner in China. His report said that that new owner was a fully Chinese roster leading team will release of the entire team and coaching staff. The LA Valiant have denied that report for now. We don't know the truth, but Halo is broken plenty of stories in the past. Even if he shoots from the hip a little bit when it comes to some reports in many cases the massive binds that owners paid to get in the league are forcing them to cut costs on player salaries that's creating a really weird ecosystem or contracts are going down as Activision Blizzard game. Of an insane amount of cash the Paris a turtle are one such example as an expansion team Following season 1 the estimated price of the spot. They bought was absolutely more than twenty million volts SPN estimating that those parts are going between Thirty and sixty million each with Paris being a main International Hub. There's was probably on the upper end of that estimate range if ESPN's correct there back in November, the org released its entire roster. It's not like the Eternal were bad or anything last season. They finished first in the North Division and fourth overall. They did have a poor showing in the play-offs but this is clearly a cost-cutting measure from the management team in Paris quite similar to what happened with the Vancouver Titans during the season. So where does the league go from here the viewership breakdown points in a clear direction to me. The 2020 season had pretty bad viewership Esports chart said the average was about 46,000 viewers a decline of 60% from last season now part of that might be the move from twitch over. YouTube but still a 60% decline doesn't just happen out of nowhere The crucial thing about e-sports towards data though is that it doesn't include Chinese you worship and that's where things get a little bit interesting facts into the Nielsen am a data which does implement Chinese viewership d o w l finals the only event we have am a data for was watched by 1.55 million people. That's a 38% increase over the 2019 finals. So hey, that sounds like pretty good news. It's not League of Legends numbers, but it's still pretty good. If you can bind that little bit of knowledge with the three Western teams competing out of Asia and the one already reportedly having been sold to a Chinese owner and we see a potential exit strategy emerging or owners unhappy with their o w l investment prior to the season. The breakdown was fifteen Western teams and 5 Eastern teams that becomes 6 if the Valiant sale holds and then there are already those two are or there's already competing over there for twenty Twenty-One. Although neither am boxer Comcast have indicated. They have any plan to sell their mostly just moving over to Asia because it's a little bit easier. Logistically, I believe but going on as more owners are unhappy and more Chinese owners are actually willing to pay for these teams. I think we could see those scales tipped towards an equal split between divisions. If not favoring China eventually. There's certainly no shortage of cash for Esports in China these days. If you look at the type of Investments, they're
FBI has opened more than 170 cases tied to Capitol attacks, more than 70 people charged
"Federal investigators are chasing thousands of leads as they search for people involved in last week's right at the capital. Right now, they're more than 160 active cases and 70 people charged. Officials say they expect that number to grow by the hundreds, and those arrested may face more serious charges. People shared 100,000 digital media tips, and they expect many more. They're encouraging anyone with information about the riot to contact them.
What will consequences be over U.S. Capitol siege?
"Donald Trump remains president of the United States this morning despite the siege mounted of the capital by many of his supporters on his behalf. He only has nine days left in his term, but efforts continue to get him out of the White House earlier than that. Democrats have been urging vice president Pence to invoke the 25th amendment with the Cabinet seeks support for removing the president. With that still unlikely House Democrats have an article of impeachment ready today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing on CBS's 60 Minutes evidences Now that That it was a well planned Organized group with leadership and guidance and direction and the direction was You go get people They were vocally saying, Where's the speaker? We know she has staff. They're here someplace we're gonna find them. They were also calling for the hanging of vice president Pence after he refused Mr Trump's illegal suggestion that he unilaterally attempt to toss out the will of the Electoral College. On Fox News Sunday, House majority went past my minority whip Jim House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said he believes a final decision has been made to go forward with that second impeachment. I think that will come probably Tuesday on maybe once there, but it will happen. This week. And if that happens, the votes very clearly there in the house for it said it, though, may not take the issue up until after President elect Biden takes office, perhaps even months after because outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to hold a trial this week. And a trial that begins on Inauguration Day could hold up confirmation of biting Cabinet members and any additional covert relief legislation, which is a top priority for the new administration. Is Democrats take control of the Senate? On NBC's meet the Breasts, Republican Senator Pat Toomey said President Trump needs to go the sooner the better. I think the best way for our country chock is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible. I acknowledge that may not be likely, but I think that would be best. It's pineapple warnings about pro Trump demonstrations in Washington U. S. Capitol police did not bolster staffing Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility. Planned protest could escalate into massive violent riots more from correspondent Nancy Chen. The FBI has received digital media tips and it's wide scale investigation into Wednesday's deadly siege on the U. S. Capitol. With President Trump's supporters publicly discussing their intent and planning on social media experts are working to understand Why law enforcement was so ill prepared. Clearly there were some sort of coordination and pre planning
Despite Soft Launch, NRG's New Full Squad Gaming Brand Blew Up on TikTok
"Podcasting digital media and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports network CEO Mark dimmick using the email in the bio of the show the balance of power between competitive teens and gaming influencers is always interesting to look at four major sports organizations back in December energy brought out a new brand but the early growth happened naturally separate from the energy family. The first tick Tok on full Squad gaming page just says, hey, I'm Brady and this is Jennifer and Ben were on your for you page because this week we quit our jobs to start our very own gaming company. There's no mention of energy anywhere. It's also not mentioned in the bio or the logo of the tic toc Channel Energies. Is however the top comment on almost every single video on the page as they're always quick to it as you can imagine and I want to be clear. It's not like energy is hiding anything here. They just took a chance by not immediately incorporating them renamed to create a more authentic approach and it's worked out really well full Squad is over six hundred thousand followers in under one month Sports Business Journal is Adam Stern post an article yesterday and the connections between energy and full Squad gaming and that's the first major coverage in Esports. Although tube filter also wrote about this back in December energy. CEO Andy Miller said in a text to Adam Stern quotes are low-key soft large plans for FSG got turned on their head from day one. When our Tik Tok videos went viral and the full Squad account ballooned to six hundred and thirty thousand followers in the first weeks off instant audience discovering our other social platforms and our content is Off to the Races a link the article below the show. It's a good read and certain deserves credit for really highlighting these trends when other Publications were not on top of this page. Take away from this is just how insane Tik Tok is for gaming content full Squad also launched on YouTube and Instagram, but neither platform is crossed 100K yet. That's still good. Of course, but the insane following jump from Tik Tok is basically unmatched on other social platforms looking through their Tik Tok videos. There was one indication the new company had a big backer and that was the appearance of San Francisco 49ers starred in Eric Armstead scoducks. By the way, he appeared as part of a series called play yourself or big athletes do exactly what the name suggests they play as themselves in the sports them that they competed in real life that's going to suck a big
One Struum to Rule Them All
"The us. Federal bureau of investigation is quote accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the us capitol on january sixth. Submissions can be made at fbi dot gov slash us capital. That's capitol spelled with an o cnn sources. Say the us state department told us diplomats to pause posting on social media a measure normally taken after a terrorist attack or major natural disaster and facebook will block the president's use of facebook and instagram for a minimum of two weeks. Twitter suspended the president's personal account for twelve hours and warned further violations would bring a permanent suspension twitch disabled the president's account snapchat locked the president's account indefinitely and shop affi- took stores run by the trump organization and trump campaign off line for violating their policy on supporting organizations that promote violence. Japan's nec says it has developed facial recognition that works for people wearing facial coverings. The system uses the visible parts of the face like the eyes and claims and accuracy rate of ninety nine point. Nine percents with verification. Less than one second nec is testing the new system at a shop in its tokyo headquarters and he sees at neo face. Live facial recognition is used by the london metro. Police lufthansa the airline and swiss international airlines as well the wi fi alliance launched the wi fi six e certification program. That opens the door for devices to us six gigahertz band wi fi. Six is fully compatible with wifi six and can support up to seven hundred sixty megahertz channels at once only using the latest. Wpa three security protocol on the band. Idc estimates three hundred thirty eight million wi fi. Six e devices will enter the market this year with twenty percent of all wi fi six devices supporting sixty by twenty twenty two. If you want a little more on wi fi six and six each account no little more dot com acis as the suggested retail price for its components like motherboards in graphics cards in the us the increased cost comes as waivers on us tariffs against chinese made goods of seven point five to twenty five percent expired on december thirty first. An example is the are og strikes or s. t. r. i x. l. c. radio on our sixty eight hundred x t which launched at eight hundred ninety nine dollars. Ninety nine cents now listed at one thousand seventy nine so prices going up folks. Keep tiktok has a new augmented reality filter that uses the iphone. Twelve pro lite are sensor gives you a confetti effect that looks like real confetti in your room seems a little but tiktok promises to develop more innovative effects in two thousand twenty one so look out for more than just confetti snapchat added support for. Apple's light are censored back in october that lets creators build their own enhanced filters for snapchat. Well y'all ca es does not actually begin until monday but that is not going to stop lots of companies from making their announcements happens every year and this year is no different so we'll start with samsung. The company announced galaxy chromebook to a thirteen point three inch to in one chrome os device sporting q. Led display that starts at five hundred forty nine dollars. That's way down from nine hundred ninety nine dollars. The first gen device started at the base model offers a ten. Th gen intel seller on processor four gigs of ram and sixty four gigs of storage. And i three equipped version with aching ram and one hundred twenty eight. Gigs of storage starts at six hundred ninety nine. Lg introduced five new models in their thin and light lg graham laptop lineup ranging from fourteen to seventeen inch thinner vessels around there sixteen ten ratio screens as well as eleven th gen. Intel processors z. Graphics and up to sixteen gigabytes of lpddr four x memory. Lg the graham. Seventeen graham sixteen and graham. Sixteen to and one i'll offer nineteen and a half hours of battery life. The graham seventeen weighs in at one point three kilograms while the lightest graham. Fourteen comes in at nine hundred ninety nine grams. No word on price or availability. Well my new car set in stone. Everybody i'm only partially spends six inch hyper screen. Displays that display the e. s. electric sedan is set for production for mercedes and late twenty twenty one so later this year leno. If you got one ordered already. The hyper screen is at the heart of the company's second gen m b. u. x. infotainment system which doesn't have any buttons and is completely digital and worst controls one of the signs that has started. You get huge screens and cars last few years
4 Die At US Capitol; Washington DC Extends Public Emergency
"Of protesters made their way into the U. S Capitol while Congress was gathering to certify the results. D C. Police say two pipe bombs were discovered and destroyed and they also found a cooler that had the long gun and a Molotov cocktail outside the building. The capital was declared secure around six o'clock yesterday evening, nearly four hours after the initial lockdown began. Police say four people died during the protests. One of the death was a shooting inside the Capitol. She was identified as a woman named Ashley Babbitt of San Diego. The three other deaths were medical emergencies that happened in the vicinity of the capital, the FBI looking for information that can help identify people who instigated the violence. So the bureau is accepting tips and digital media that show rioting and violence in the capital and surrounding area. The chaos forced local officials to implement a curfew that started at six o'clock last night. D C. Arlington and Alexandria were under the curfew until earlier this morning and D C is extending its public emergency for the next 15 days. Meanwhile, Democrats are winning
Interview With Naomi Hirabayashi And Marah Lidey
"Hey everyone it's currently. I'm really excited to introduce our guests. Today we have to bam mara lady. Anna hirabayashi are the co founders. Enco ceos of shine a digital self company. That's on a mission to make caring for mental and emotional health easier. Mara naomi actually started out as co workers at do something dot org before going out on their own shine started as their side hustle and now the platform has over four million active users. Mara naomi thank you so much for joining me. Welcome to skin from the couch. Thanks for having parlor excited to be here now. I have to say it's the first time since the pandemic that. I actually have seen two people on a couch. He can't see them as a podcast air literally sitting next to each other. And i'm like oh my gosh human contact. What does that link that. We're gonna jump in. And i'm going to ask each of you to scam your resume late. I can start. I moved to new york in two thousand six the same year that twitter came about so it was basically right when socially news coming on the map. I started at the weather channel and quickly realized that. Tv advertising was was changing in a major way and so got the opportunity to actually be this seventh employee of the first boutique. Social media marketing agency called attention. I got to be part of fast. Growing startup changed the way brands. Figure out how to adjust to this new world. Really connect with people over social and it was there that i started offering pro bono work for not for profits to use these new tools as a way to connect with people around their impacting ultimately get more donors or funding or whatever. It may be that. Let me do something. That was a client and became really passionate about what they were building and actually joined do something as director of marketing and later became the chief marketing officer there and was there for five years helping to scale the organization from zero to five million members and help young people. Gen z and millennials Find more ways to get involved in social action and it was there that i met morrisseau always been really passionate about how he used the new tools at our disposal to break the stigma build connections and raise awareness for the things that matter snap those fishing sam. I think my career started as a side hustle very similar to shine. I paid my way through college. I was the first in my family to go to college. In part of how i paid for college was so many a lot of creative side. hustles engaged. I always found a way to turn those into resume. Builders so i worked for current tv and worked with twitter early on in some of the early social networks as an intern. Part of what. I was doing was handing out swag on campus but i also turn those into internships air quotes that allowed me to get into a couple of really powerful opportunities that actually were really focused on getting more people of color to jobs in new york in in a digital internet. Mtv networks said learned a lot about digital in in a different way. What is the look like to engage people in kind of involve a platform. It started on tv and then went to a start up. Had a really really a fantastic time. One of the first employees at a fashion startup. That was a joint venture with american express. I learned a lot about what it looks like to merge kind of older brands with a new emerging brand that was very creative and oversaw their digital media from media to member experience and similar to me. i found myself just really leaning towards impacts and wanting to know how i could make a deeper impact in the world heard about do something applied online. Met naomi I'm so in and went to do something to lead their their mobile engagement. In so at the time that meant tax messaging and actually similar to naomi we partner together to show their member userbase from zero to five million users shirley using text messaging and it led us to to spend some more time together to know each other in an ultimate to start shine when a shine so shiners leading self care app. We make it easy and inclusive for you to start daily self care ritual. That's going to be relevant to your world and fun facts. Sweeper actually honored as one of the best apps of twenty twenty by apple. We'd like low key heavy award like right behind us. You know we're so pumped about it. But i think particularly this year it's mental lot because our mission has been so rooted in inclusivity representation and to see this year's intersection of the pandemic the uprising for racial justice fee. Election the us and how he's been able to directly address that head on in our content every diet Through something we call the daily shine which is really we almost a podcast meets meditation. It's recorded fresh every day. And so you're going to hear meditation. That's relevant to your world every single day and so for those reasons it's it's led to this being such a powerful year for the company. Where so many people are recognizing that they need to support often for the first time and that they need that support to see them and to be inclusive and to recognize what they're going through in this very specific time and they're very specific experiences.
Zach Seward started Quartz, sold it, and bought it back. Now what?
"Person you hear laughing at my expense is zach. Seward who is the ceo. Of course welcomes. Peter always happy to laugh at your expense. Yeah no it's as you should. I was rude to you when you were an internet forbes so you definitely deserve the last laugh. There's a long history of courts it starts in two thousand twelve when it was Atlantic media created it. You're the co founder. There it was then sold to use a base twenty eighteen into japanese media company. Most folks here have never heard of and you are now the ceo and owner of the publication. Again it's a long history but let's let's do the recent history i this fall. You announced that you have bought the publication back from its last owner. But you're not gonna be the owner yourself right. You're trying to get investors to sort of stand up. The publication was katherine del courts editor. In chief at i conducted a management buyout. gender bought bought the company from From us days so we chair ownership Majority owner and now we're also going out and seeking additional investment from from others. They will will have a number of owners after complete that fundraising around so you're in the midst of fundraising as we're speaking. What is your pitch to an investor in in thousand twenty for funding courts. There's a lot of skepticism and negatively about about media an online media in general You've got a publication that it had a bunch of interest at be getting sold for a decent amount of in two thousand eighteen. You've got an owner you. You're the last owners. I don't want publication anymore. What are you telling investors today about future. In in eight years we built something rare in digital media which is a strong new brand with a dedicated loyal audience of following our coverage of global business news and have a built both a great advertising and nat in the last two years great subscription business on top of that brand loyalty and serially clear path to making it a sustainable business going forward so his court's gonna be an i think answered it but the idea of the courts is courts started off as an ad based business when us based bottom. It said we'd like to make this a subscription business. You guys went ahead and started doing that Lots of people are trying to figure out how to sell. Subscriptions online Will descriptions be sort of the dominant revenue source for you guys in your in the future. You're imagining yes. But i should be clear. I think that future. When subscription revenue equals the is as big as our advertising revenue is still many years often five or more years off but but sure you know over the long run with we wanna have a really healthy distribution of revenue streams across advertising against and even within those two categories. There's already quite a few different revenue lines that we've we've got going to expand over the next five years so again before we go back to the beginning. Of course let's go back twenty eighteen twenty nineteen and twenty twenty userbase botchy. They said we want to make this a subscription business. You guys went ahead and did that. A lot of people are trying to do that. what didn't happen for you Over the last couple of years why did use base decided where. We can't make a go. This will i. What did happen as you just said it is. It is accelerating courses moved into reader revenue at the launch of our membership program. We were always planning to go into subscription but the acquisition definitely accelerated those plans. I think the deal with us based closed on august first twenty eighteen and launched the membership them two months later and i think that's the best biggest takeaway from the last two years. A glad that happened. I wish it happened. Two years prior because it really helps strengthen the the business that we have now but what didn't happen i mean i guess it. In short userbase was hoping to recreate the model that had been successful for it in japan. Got a his aggregation app in In japan called news picks the tried to apply pretty much the exact same model to courts in terms the product experience and trying to create a community of of our readers that in the end that was pretty forced. A strategy didn't work as well as as they had hoped And then along came this pandemic and that challenged our advertising business this year and then ultimately challenged us bases ability to be in this for the long haul that prompted them to start looking for alternatives. And at what point did you raise your hand and say actually i'll buy this thing and all find investors was that was that always something you thought you might do or was it. After they had tried to find another home for it and couldn't it's sort of in the middle of that process. Sit some point this summer as we started planning for. Twenty twenty one. It became clear that wasn't going to put up the kind of investment that we felt was necessary to carry the business forward that prompted an emanate process to look for so called strategic alternatives but air quotes There was there was interest from a number of parties. And somewhere in the middle there catherine. I raised their hand. And that s that the userbase consider us as one of the suitors as well. Obviously that that's what happened. It's funny to talk about risk in two thousand twenty right. It's pretty loaded word. But i'm assuming it would be less risky for you. If a strategic buyer had bought at bought courts from us bases that have used her to sticking your neck out and saying all right. i'm gonna. i'm gonna figure out how to finance this thing myself. What what is the decision process for you. Sort of mr mrs multiple days and nights of thinking. Do i really want to do this. her easier way easier things to do in life than to buy back a publication in twenty twenty you sort of walk me through your mindset. Sure yeah i certainly agree with less risky personally to for to find some other buyer for courts and so yeah i assure catherine did something similar had to go through. A process of our web put nearly a decade into into the so far my ready to do another decade. How much believe in this brand and our ability to to make the business model working the i wanted to be real with myself because have to turn around and be real are pleased in our forthcoming investors. Obviously you know after all probably had a week to do all of that introspection. After that week long introspection can him with yeses. All those all those answers I love court said. I believe really deeply what we're trying to do here
Nashville bombing raises fears over "lone wolf" attacks
"Situation. The tragedy in Nashville. Investigators are concerned that the bombing there may inspire other lone wolf domestic terrorists. Here is CBS News correspondent Jeff Gaze. Investigators believe Nashville's bomber acted alone. And Lone Wolf Attackers have proven to be some of the most difficult for law enforcement to stop. Because studies show they are often more educated and socially isolated than group based actors, and the fuse can be short. What I described as the flash to bang ratio. Period of time on the individual decides actually executes an attack because lone Wolf style subjects sometimes choose to commit their crimes. Not over a period of months, Jeff but in a matter of minutes, while the Nashville bombing has not been characterized as an act of domestic terrorism, the number of domestic terror cases under FBI investigation has been rising in recent years. And these types of attacks can be motivated by any number of grievances this year. The lethal attacks, domestic terrorism, lethal attacks we have have, I think all fit in the category of Anti government anti authority, which covers everything from anarchy is violent extremists to militia types. While the militia that threatened Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year had a clear motive, ending the state's covert lockdowns. It's often more difficult for investigators to determine what's motivated Lone Wolves, as is the case in Nashville. It becomes very difficult to sort of pinpoint. The nature of this individual and the crime he was trying to, uh to, uh affect you it figuring out a motive is obviously more challenging when a suspect dies or takes his own life, which is the case in Nashville. Investigators have Warner's laptop and his digital media and they are scrubbing it. Trying to determine a motive. Jeff the gays reporting
College Esports Takeover - CSL Chairman Moves to Vindex, More HBCU Esports Initiatives
"It's almost Christmas and we're well into the holiday season, but this is the most packed episode of in the news we've had in months. I'm at dreams and this is the ecology Sports quick take from E Sports Network e Sports network is looking for sponsors. If you work for a company looking to expand its reach any sports e Sports network has opportunities across digital media podcasting and video programs. Please reach out to e-sports network CEO Mark Timothy using the email a bio of the show. Now, where should we start? How about with wind stocks? The longtime leader of Collegiate star league is officially out as chairman to move to a new position with vindex. You should be able to hear from him and from Mike sepso the founder of Windex on the E Sports Network podcast in the last few months this finalizes the shift in direction for CSL as when was the last key voice from the previous decades leadership. It's now in the hands of play Fly Sports and we haven't seen the new organizations plans going forward just yet. Although we've gotten a hint of something will cover that in a little bit vindex. Meanwhile is poaching execs from around wage. Keep your eye on the company as the section will oversee belong gaming Arenas as a vice president begin to open up around the nation. Also this week the high school Esports league is hosting chess tournaments and partnership with Chesney, just was already taking off on Twitch over the summer and the release of Netflix is the Queen's Gambit has kept the energy really high and Now jazz is coming to the high school sports circuit now back to that CSL news briefing. You've been covering the HBCU Esports Alliance or hea last week. They partnered with Gillette. It's a new sponsor for the yard a Madden competition series Ram by Collegiate star league featuring HBCU universities. So that's really the first CSL partnership. We've seen come out of the new leadership and it's a pretty good one. So we're happy to see where that's going also in the HBCU world hitmarker the leading Esports and gaming job board has part of the black Collegian gaming Association or bcga to help HBCU students find jobs in Esports and gaming hitmarkers how a lot of people found their first jobs in Esports, including myself and this partnership job. The BCG a will directly help Foster diversity in Esports hiring something the industry definitely needs in addition to a built-in feed on the BCG a website of Esports opportunities hitmarker will also help with resumes and cover letters interview preparation and highlighting students on their own social media channels. That's
Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business with Jason Dorsey
"Jason. Save up to fire nation and share. Something interesting about yourself that most people don't know sure what's up. Fire nation thrilled to be here with you. Huge fan fire nation. Everything about something that most people don't know about me is. I wrote my first book when i was eighteen years old and it was so successful. I ended up sleeping on the floor of a garage apartment with five thousand books that i had printed thinking somebody was going to buy them instead. They were furniture. So a bed of books means you're not selling as many books as you want to fire nation but guess what jason's grown he's matured and right. Now he's rocking z. Konami which is all about generation z. And how gen z is going to change the future of business. So i kind of want to start a few steps back jason. Because i'm just curious like how does one get into studying generations wide. Did that interest you. And why did you get into it. Yeah share well that. I book that i wrote when i was eighteen at ended up not selling it first and then becoming a real big bestseller and i started speaking all around the world and i ended up on sixty minutes and i was on. That show is all about millennials. And i'd written a bunch of books and started a company and everything was going great but after that show i started speaking all these corporate executives who are now our primary clients but i was speaking all these exact and he would say such terrible things about millennials and i am a millennial pretty fended lazier titled your pants or fall off. You live with your mom and all this stuff. And i'm like well. No actually. I have my own house in our own office building in my parents worked for me and my pants are on very snugly. Thank you very much. And so so after that i remembered Clear as day. I was in this boardroom. Big public company and the ceo had said Some things about millennial employees. That i just i didn't fully believe and i'd spoken about half a million millennials at that time and so i asked him because i didn't know any better. Now i serve on lots of corporate boards. You know one of the couples on sold for eleven billion dollars. I live in this world now. But back then i didn't i didn't i didn't know and it was really a set up for success so i asked him i said is there any way i can see your data about millennials because you say the turnovers hiring. They're not as engaged and on and on i. I love to understand better. So i can conceptualize it and maybe help also for so. There are a lecture or whatever so they sent the data to me. And the data didn't match with the ceo had just said in the boardroom which basically never happened. Ceo's don't go off the cuff in front of their boards prickly a private publicly-held company like that. So i asked my wife who has a phd. I said denise you know this is. The strangest thing was just in this room with this pretty famous. Ceo they said all these things with great conviction then. I looked at the data and the data doesn't match what they just said. I said what do you think we should do. And she looked at me and she says we start a research for. She's up because if they don't even know their own data if we can help them to understand their data make better decisions and we can really great copy and help lots of peoplesoft. Lots of challenges and so. That's how we got into this thirteen years ago. We founded the center for generational kinetics. We lead research all around the world for many of the biggest brands in the world. And all about separating generational myth from truth through data so leaders can make great decisions whether you're a startup or venture capital or your bootstrapping yet or you're in a big public company getting accurate data and being able to make decisions based on that increases the likelihood of success de risk strategies. That you're looking at drives innovation and so forth and we found that generations in particular or one area where there was just so much myth and so much misinformation and if we gave people great information that it could take action and that was incredibly exciting. We've had seven hundred clients since then which is pretty wild and done studies all around the world and just love it absolutely it now. Your ceo is just flat out wrong when it came to millennials and you had the data to back it up. Did you ever go back to him. And just be like joe burrow. Check us out. you're wrong in also my pants. They're pretty snug. Check them out. I know that was a quiet. But i really do credit him and i if it wasn't such a negative story i would say what company is because it's really big famous company but But no but. I do believe that he something that we saw frequently. Which is the idea that generations older generations. Think of millennials through the lens of their kids or their grandkids and so that that becomes a proxy for the whole generation. And in fact when we wrote the economy book new book. What we found is the same thing was happening again and there was all this misinformation and it just wasn't true and that's why we spent less two years right in the book is because we've got to clear this up because when people have the wrong impression about an entire generation it leads to so many problems for everybody. Everybody loses so no. I never never corrected him on it. But i do give him credit for sparking the idea. I'm glad that you do give them credit for sparking that idea because sometimes fire nation. Is those things you just like you know. I'm not just quite sure about that. Let me look into it. They can really uncover some great opportunities in one thing. That i think is a huge problem in this world in general and especially when you're talking about generations is just regurgitation. You'll hear one person on one talk. Show say one thing. And then you'll regurgitate it. And then somebody else regurgitates regurgitation and like seven layers down. You're like how'd you hear that. They're like oh. I don't really know like somebody just mentioned it and like now you're speaking it like it's the truth and it's just regurgitation of what you know is something that has no data to back it up. So what most people get wrong jason when it comes to generations break that down for us shared. There's a few things that jump out. The first is this belief. Generations are a box or stereotype and that is absolutely not true. We're generational researchers. This is what we do more than sixty five generational studies and what we see is generations are not a box but what they really are powerful clues and as long as we used them as clues and only clues to dry faster connection trust and influence in create all kinds of positive outcomes. We don't wanna put people in boxes. We wanna use this as clues. So we can figure out how to better lead market sell collaborate innovate and so forth. And when you sort of at that level people seem to really embrace it because it just gives them another lens to better connect. So i think the first is people think. Generations are boxes or stereotypes. And they're not in fact. Our clues are driven by math. We look for what's called predictability by scenario so that's the first thing that people i think it wrong. The second is this idea that generations are the same around the world. Now one of the things that we've uncovered repeatedly in our work. We publish all this on our website. Is that generations vary by geography so for example in the us will see differences between urban and rural within the same generation. And that i work a lot outside the us and we'll see differences. Has we travel around the world and that's important because if you're a global company or frankly a global brand fire nation is you want to make sure that you really representing each of the different geographies. And what makes them different now. One cool thing that we've uncovered and we talk a lot about this bunches. Economy is the most consistent generation the world. now that doesn't mean exactly the same but the most similar generation the world is now gen z. Gnc's about twenty three twenty four years old. The oldest and the reason the most similar is because of cheap mobile technology so if you live in different countries around the world you might even get your phone for free as long as you use it for payment. Think about it started using a text. Payer sort of like a mobile credit card in different parts of the world and because we've driven the cost of a mobile down solo basically two zero in many places now. All the sudden young people around the world are having access to entertainment news information dating banking on and on and on and as a result of that. We're seeing a lot more similarities. As i travel all around the world the younger you get but interestingly the older you get even to gen xer baby boomers from a different planet as you travel around the world. So that's something people get wrong. And then the last thing that i think people get wrong. And is they have to deal with a bunch. Is people confuse life. Stage or age with generation. So for example jen's is now twenty four but when we do studies and ask people how do you think the average millennial is they'll say twenty five as if we didn't keep getting older you never talking about millennials for fifteen years. Say there they're now forty. I think that's a board it because you stay in the saying generation but you pass through different life stages and frequently people confuse the two and it's very important to understand the difference because if you're trying to market or employer build a business that targets different groups generations gives you all these clues but we got to distinguish between the generation which travels up right at ages up baby boomers for teenagers versus life. Stage for example high school or college which are still pretty similar ages as they have been for the last four years and so knowing. The difference helps you to understand that. Yes really interesting. How people always confuse age with generations. And how that all goes. I mean you know. I was just talking to a friend the other day literally. He's in his late thirties. I'm in my late thirties. And he's just going off and riffing about jenner. How millennials or just entitled and all this stuff and it looks like you know where millennials. He's like oh no. I'm definitely not a millennial mike. Well we're we're like the oldest millennials millennials. And he's like well. I need to look at that. And so it was funny. He came back. We know there's actually a lot of great things about millennials and he's now like listing off all the good things because he now is identifying himself as a millennial so it's really interesting fire nation and yes. We do get older. That is what happens to all generations and all human beings foreshore. And we're gonna die something. I'm pretty excited about as soon as we get back from our break which is about how generational work is actually going to solve challenges for both entrepreneurs that's you fire nation and companies as well as soon as we get back think is the best platform to create market and sell your own online courses in. We speak from personal experience. 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It's an extremely passionate about and what we're seeing much of the opportunity being created today has a generational trend or thesis. It's the adoption of new technology new solutions or bringing a different way to look at old problems and when that happens that's where both change and frustration and challenge and frankly companies go out of business but it's also wear new opportunities are created so i'm speaking with entrepreneurs and working with entrepreneurs were trying to look at what are millennials and particularly gen z. Doing right now that you might want to be able to build a business around or leverage as their pine power influence increases so for the first time what we're seeing is technology trends are rippling from the youngest to the oldest and that's a huge shift. It used to be from the oldest more affluent down to the youngest. But now we're seeing younger. People are actually driving tech adoption up to the older but the key as an entrepreneur mississippi that we coach entrepreneurs about is being able to sort of step out of your generation and look at it through the lens of another generation. it's what we call generational contexts. One of the best ways to do that is actually bring members of that generation into the conversation. I can't tell you how many times i'm speaking at places. And they're asking me all these questions about millennials or gen z and. I'm like well. Why don't we invite some of them to the conversation. Let's talk to them. Uh let's actually talk with them. See what they say. Say get and so. I think when you look at bringing generational diversity into the workplace into innovation. You can solve all kinds of interesting challenges. I'll give example right now. What we're seeing is the gen z and even younger millennials. I talk about both of these in this economy book. They want a different on boarding experience. Obviously we're in this time of covert and all these changes but even before that what we saw is that the youngest generation wants to be on once on boarding to be by text message. Which sounds i know a little bit wild but there are companies. Do all of their on boarding through text message so you get semes- before you Short for your first day in alaska you just give you a simple example. This is in the book from coming called on border. When you they'll send a text message and it'll say what's your favorite snack three o'clock when your energy starts to go down. Do you have a favorite sports team are causing all this sort of stuff and the is when you show up for your first day. Or they'll even now senator gift baskets to your house. They'll have all your favorite snacks ready for you on your show up because they already know because you put in your text message or the. Have your favorite sports team. Or they'll find the best place that you wanna go eat or have that food delivered so they're engaging you by text message in a process that generally used to be in person and frankly pretty terrible at most companies. There's another company that worked in with again. This is generational trend. They figured out how to pay all employees fifty percent of their wages every day at no cost. They're called instant and what they did. Is they basically said you get a text message or message on your phone after your shift. And it says hey. Would you like half your money today. Yes or no. If you click s you get your money. Will all the sudden now you have. An entire generation is growing so fast that thinks they should always be able to get half their paycheck. Every day will imagine how that changes so many other things and all the sudden other generations. What do they say well. This text messaging on boarding thing is pretty cool. You mean i can get paid every day. That's pretty awesome. I think i want that. To and all the sudden the generational trends creates huge businesses. And those are the types of things were seeing you know so much. Innovation is driven by other generations. This is the key they don't even think it's new or different when we interview them. They think you've always been able to do on boarding by text message because they never got on onboard before there was text messaging or if they've only worked at a place that gave them the ability to get paid every day. That's how they think everybody gets paid. And you know older generations. So i work with the frequently. Get defensive and they're like you know. The young generations are trying to change everything. And i'm like no. They're not this is just all they've ever known they don't know any differently. Change to them is actually doing what you're proposing and it's not about one being right or wrong. It's going we can. We can leverage us. We can adopt this and all the sudden on boardings better retention is higher engagement is higher in these types of things and you see it on the marketing side for those fire nation members who are really growing their businesses and they're more than sales marketing. Same exact deal and the idea is just recognizing this you're creating so much opportunity. We see this particularly with social media. We see this with podcast such as yours that this is a great way to engage younger generations who then index for talking about these things and driving awareness in referrals and excitement fire nation. So many things to take away here. One of my favorite things jayson broke down was specifically tech trends are rippling from the youngest. To the oldest. Like think about that shift. Think about that change. How the ripples actually going from the youngest to the oldest now which is a complete flip from how it used to be back in the day and one thing. I wanna really dial in on just because i'm personally curious and i think fire nation is to is this the up and coming generation now. Let's talk about generation z. Like who is generation z. And what do we need to know about them. Yeah absolutely so gen z. The key thing is that they're already twenty three or twenty four years old. So that's a good starting point and what we uncovered in our research and we publish. This is economy. Book is at gen. Z is the key thing we got all these research firms around the world to change their birth years. Gen z does not remember nine eleven and that is a huge deal because it's the biggest event for the millennial generation we call generation defining moment. But jesse doesn't remember it at all. They learned about it in school or heard about it from a parent or they watched the video on youtube. But it's not something they experienced and they're now twenty three twenty four years old so a huge event of the generation before they don't remember in fact they're they're covid nineteen is essentially their defining moment. This pandemic is the generation defining moment that they're gonna take with them and we talk about this a lot. So one thing is they. Don't remember kievan of a previous generation and the other is there. Cuban is happening right now. But what i think you're entrepreneurs will find super interesting is that we've been doing this. Study for the last five years called state of gen z and. It's our big study released every year. And what we've uncovered and we've seen it for five years in a row now is gen. Z is more practical or frugal with their money than previous generations. And this is shocking and when we dig into it what we find out is that gen z came of age around the great recession. And what do i mean by that. Their speakers are experts. Like you talked about earlier. This regurgitation people running around saying oh gen z struggled during the great recession in the workforce they were twelve and were not working right but instead what they did is. They saw their parents struggle. They heard their parents struggle. They know people lost their houses. They saw millennials drowning in student loan. Debt having back home a mom and dad and you put all that together and what you see is. They're very conservative or practical with their money. As a result they're driving double digit growth at stores. They like couponing they wanna know. They got a good deal. They want things to be a bargain. They want them to last a long time really have utility and what we see. The example. i'd like to give is a gen zero sixteen years old. We'll have a birthday party. They'll get fifty dollars. They're all excited it away. And then they'll go to their mom or their dad and say hey. Can i have fifty dollars. Wanna go buy something. Mom or dad will say but you just got fifty dollars. And they'll say oh. No that's my money your money. It's overseeing that so if you're trying to market to them you've got to understand their practicality with money we also see the gen z when we do values based research. What we find is for the last four years Their top concern was climate change. Or would they would call climate crisis in their own words. And so that's been the top that they've been looking for brand alignment and for entrepreneurs to get behind and so forth however in the last six months we are new study. Social justice has leapfrog. Climate changes their top issue. And it's significantly more now so all the sudden as you see the generation respond to events around them. You can sort of see how they're shaped so if you wanna make sure in line with their values you gotta know what their values are going. Even deeper on the employment side is people look to hire them. Gen z no is looking for stability. This one's this one's tougher for entrepreneurs. So i want to explain it. They're looking for stability in an employer. What do i mean by that. Gen z saw these layoffs. I heard the layoff. Seen millennials struggle and as a result they're looking for an employer that they view as stable. So it's interesting because they tend to automatically defined stability by being a big company. So they'll say. I want to work for a big company will say why and they well because they're stable and the truth is you and i both know that. Just because you're big company does not at all mean that you're stable and just because you're a small business doesn't mean that you're not stable so it's important that you message to them. We also found in our research is gen. Z is very much interested in benefits which is shocking given their age in fact two years ago. Twelve percent of gen z was already saving for retirement. Wow and yeah. That's crazy right and many of them already have an emergency savings account. These are eighteen year olds. That are taking up their phones showing us emergency savings accounts and it. Just it's such a different generation. I think the key here. Mrs so important for all the marketers who are listening our nation is at gen. Z is not millennials. Two point oh they are not millennials. Just more extreme. That's total bunk. People say that it is not true. Jesse is a completely different generation raised by different set of parents who has come of age only knowing social media it has always existed for them. That's why they trusted so much at the same time. They're more diverse than any previous generation. Different set of values different purchasing pathways. And now the key is they over index on influence because of how they use digital media and already twenty four years old fastest growing generation in the workforce today on a percentage basis. And they're gonna be the most important consumers to get right over the next ten to fifteen years. One thing that i assume and please correct me if i'm wrong. Because it's just an assumption but generation x. And millennials like this is like. I'm speaking of my generation's here that i cut kind of overlap. Both pretty closely. It's we came to like being seventeen eighteen years old and it came to money in debt. Just kind of close our eyes and kind of believed the rhetoric of. Hey you just have to go to college and it's going to be expensive and you're going to get college dad and that's okay and you're just going to be a paid off at some point in the future and now like millennials and gen xers just hammered with this dead. They can't payoff ten twenty even sometimes thirty years later because it was just brutal with the mountains of debt that people kind of blindly get into it. Seems from what you're saying. Generations not gonna kind of take that same approach in just blindly. Sign away their lives to this debt of secondary education in colleges and universities in the such. Is that true. Wow that is such an insightful. I mean you you are super pro do so yes. That is actually true What's interesting is when we studied student. Loan debt with millennials in particular. That's what we call an economic anchor. So what it's causing. It's actually causing millennials. Now this is wild to delay marriage kids and buying a home because of student loan debt and that has massive ramifications on all parts of the economy to everything from financial services whether or not. You're buying life insurance. You know the the homebuilding recovery like on and on we could keep going to income households. There's just there's so many things that are impact even ultimately the ability to take care of your parents later on so what we saw. Was that large student loans at delayed major life commitments which we which is what's happened as a result And by the way gen z will tell you they're not sure that if spending a whole bunch of money and college actually pays off his it remains to be seen right now for millennials. We were told. I'm a millennial. We were told getting the best college at an. Just get debt. And will all be worth it and then for a lot of it wasn't on the flipside. Gen z in our new. Study in this in this economy book because it's important to understand how thing about education gen z is trying to graduate from college with as little as possible ice which is super cold. They're also saying that they're looking. They're very interested in the employability of their career. So so if they go and they pursue a certain path. Am i going to be able to get a job in that path. Now by the way kobe. Nineteen has been a massive massive. You know challenge for that because there are people that were three or four years into college university you know. Maybe they're going to study retail merchandising. Well aren't hiring never hired for that role again or they studied. You know oil and gas and those aren't hiring whatever it is so all the sudden people who already had you know pretty heavy commitment are now realizing that that path isn't there for them but we are single. Gen z particularly during this experience. Right now is they're saying. Hey i want to make sure. I'm getting value for my education and raven seeing well if it's going to be online only i'd rather go to a community college or state school or somewhere else. Get some credits. And then i'll figure out. If i want to go back into the future maybe take a year off and then come back and so forth so there definitely much more conservative with debt when it comes to college university and by the way the other people who are more conservative are their parents boomers had to cosign on all those millennial loans just. That's my mom about it right. And that as a result for many millennials it was tough for them to pay it off on the flipside. Gen-x is going well. I don't know if it's worth it gen x. Gen z kids. You will not end up. Like those millennials so the that's also being weighed into the conversation now is college university worth it and then you add the layer of kobe. Nineteen is it worth it if it's nontraditional experience and you know i don't know the answer to that but it is something we're observing and now this is where it gets really interesting. So the oldest members of gen z. Those that are about eighteen to twenty four. They're bearing the brunt of this. Pandemic what i mean by that is in our latest study. That group was most likely more than any other generation to lose their job. Have a decrease in pay or have a shift in responsibilities meaning. They had to assume a job that they didn't sign up for where it gets interesting though is younger so my daughter is nine years old. Her name is russia Sushi is in fourth grade right now. She heard this is in the book in third grade. Her last end of the year project. Which i didn't know anything about Was she went and built a presentation. She built all and google sides. She built it all in spanish. She had animation. She presented it. She recorded it and then she uploaded to classroom and she thought that was completely normal. She's nine and then of course. You saw one of my powerpoint slides. He's not very good. So i say that because the younger members of gen z. This is the real twist here. They might end up turning this pandemic into a positive. Because they're going to learn a whole different way to learn to collaborate they're going to get the benefit of the older part of the generation struggling. So they can learn from them. All of this stuff largely will be resolved in terms. Of least what normal looks like in the future and so they're gonna get the benefit of all of that the closer you are to those transition years of eighteen to twenty four the worse is but the further away the more benefit could end up being you so it's pretty interesting that within the same generation you can have two very different experiences and by the way this is what happened. To millennials millennials like me who crashed into the great recession and then the millennials who came afterwards who benefited from a very robust economy. So even within the same generation you can see pretty significant differences. I mean fire nation. I really hope you're enjoying this contest. Much as i am. Because i'm seeing the application to the real world and that's so important because we're entrepreneurs in the real world. We own businesses and companies in the real world in this stuff makes a massive impact so jason of everything that you shared today. What's the one key takeaway that you really wanna make. Sure fire nation gets from all of this awesome stuff above generational impact and the generational studies. That you've done and then share how we can even learn more about it through you and any call to action. You might have for fire. Nation is time to share. Yeah absolutely so the number. One thing that i would share. You know as an entrepreneur myself now for twenty four years is i would do. It's called a generational snapshot and what that means is you create essentially a pie chart representing the different generations. Either of your customers or of your employees or team members or ideally of both. Because what you'll often find is that there's more generations and you suspect it and it will help you to shape your messaging your leadership in your marketing to better fit them and going a bit further if you don't see enough of the next generation coming in particular on the customer side that's definitely a yellow flag that you need to pay attention and make sure that your dappling for the next generation because they will be the ones that drive growth. So that's the best easiest how to that will cost you zero dollars that a promise will make you money. Which are the type of things i'm all about. And if you want a whole bunch more in terms of how to actually recruit and retain motivate and so forth across generations or market and sell. You can definitely check out the new book. It's called economy. How gen z will change the future business and what to do about it. We do talk about all four generations and just packed with how to in case studies and all kinds of cool stuff and we'll put together a special promo for fire nation. New it be on my website. Which is jason dorsey. Dot com slash. Fire you'll be able to get all of that. They're including three free video courses. Because i am a passionate entrepreneur. Have been for a long time. And anything i can do to help them. Nation will fire nation. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with and you've been hanging out with j. d. n. j. l. d. So keep up the heat and head over to your fire dot com type jason in the search bar. The page will pop up with everything that we've been talking about today. But of course jason. Dorsey dot com slash. Fire is gonna get you to that gray page with all that awesome content. And i just wanna jason. Thank you for sharing your truth. Knowledge value with fire nation. Today
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"Crime related to funneling money to the white house in exchange for a presidential pardon according to court documents unsealed in federal court u s district judge beryl. How released a heavily. Redacted order on tuesday that described what she called a bribery for pardon investigation about half of the eighteen page document was blacked out with the publicly available version. Providing few details of the alleged scheme and naming none of the people potentially involved it said federal prosecutors in washington said they had obtained evidence of a bribery scheme in which someone would offer a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence. The order said prosecutors. Were also investigating a secret. Lobbying scheme in which two unidentified individuals acted as lobbyists to senior white house officials without complying with the registration requirement of the lobbying disclosure. Act the justice department had to ask house permission to view cetin emails between and clients who were not identified. How granted the requested. August saying the attorney client privilege did not apply in that instance prosecutors had said they planned to confront three unnamed individuals with the communications and finish their investigation according to howls order government. Investigators said they had seized over fifty digital media devices including iphones ipads laptops thumb. Drives and computer and external hard drives presidents enjoy wide latitude under the. Us constitution in pardoning people convicted of federal crimes and miscarriages of justice. Donald trump last week pardoned his former national security adviser. Michael flynn who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi during the investigation into russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. That was the first of what is expected to be a string of pardons in trump's final weeks in the white house. According to howls order the justice department had recently told her he wanted to keep the investigation from becoming public because it detailed individuals and conduct. That had not yet been charged just
Not Dead Yet: News Site Mistakenly Runs Dozens of V.I.P. Obituaries
"Finally today while a french social media up and comer would be interesting. Let's stay in france for something a bit embarrassing. If you work in digital media than you're used to wrestling with content management systems cms is can be maddeningly complex and idiosyncratic tell that to radio france internationale which accidentally published about one hundred pre written obituaries for prominent people. The blame it was in the midst of moving its site to a new. Cms according to the station quoting the new york times for a brief moment this week startled. Readers of french news site had to grapple with the apparent demise of queen elizabeth. The second of england palay the brazilian soccer legend. Clint eastwood brigitte bardot and dozens of other celebrities and world leaders as it turned out the website of radio france internationale had steinle published about one hundred pre written obituaries for prominent figures. Several hours after the obituaries ran on monday. The public radio station which broadcasts in france and abroad apologize and started taking the reports off line. It said unedited draft had been accidentally published as it moved its website to a new content management system online platforms like google and yahoo news automatically picked up some of the articles. The radio station said in a statement that it wanted to quote apologize first and foremost to those concerned by the obituaries and who might have been hurt by the premature announcement of the deaths and quote. If you're unaware it is actually very common in media to pre right or at least pre research obituaries for folks you think are shall we say likely to die in the nearest future but obviously accidentally publishing them ahead of time is not the idea. As stephen velvet tweeted people can make mistakes but it takes computer assistance to make mistakes at scale and quote
How to get quoted in the media
"240 have you ever looked at? Jane or what an article and wondered me how other Founders or CEOs are getting quoted in these stories. It's probably not a happy accident. It's probably a PR person placing them that way there but wage it doesn't mean that's the only way to get in there. So today I'm going to give you some Insider tips on how to get placed in the media as a thought leader a, enter an expert may want to be considered a thought leader. Then you have to prepare yourself in this situation to get quoted or to get asked for expert insights. So these are the few tips that might help you get started and get positioned for this kind of right now first. You have to have your basics down first prepare a brief bio that highlights your expertise and why you're an expert so think of yourself in the biggest form possible how many years of experience what are your degrees? What are Awards You've Won or big clients that you've had. I know it's tough sometimes to put yourself in the shoes of how you want to be viewed as a professional, but if you can't see yourself them, Nobody else will make sure you note, you know, any author articles or Publications and this is all intact so it should be maybe two paragraphs of a bayou and it's always nice to have like a bio and a short bio depending on the different rules for Publications or broadcast. They'll be able to publish one of the other second have a really nice high birth had shot and a lifestyle shop ready to go. So headshot is basically, you know, the face face forward had shot that you might have white background smiling recognized maybe up to your bust and then a lifestyle shot is more like, you know, you laughing or it looks like they're working or you're walking, you know, it could be anything. You can be enjoying a hobby but not sure you're the only one in the shot and it's high resolution which basically is 300 DPI dots per inch you might want to have both of those handy so that you can have a little perspective and if you want more I mean 3 a.m. I've had shots is always a good number to have I think investing in this is really great because it always makes you look much better and positions you as really the expert that you are. So the first thing to do when you're getting ready for this kind of activity is kind of set up some goals and I would set up like a monthly time to go over topics because this is a way of you being relevant and timely issue with what's going on in the news and what's going on in your industry. So I would maybe take a few maybe a couple hours like the day before a month starts or the very beginning of the month to outline like these are off to five topics that I might be talking about this month. And so figure out your position being able to talk about relevant current events is key. But what is your position on those current events? And the more second thing is you could say the more controversial things you could say about it. The more likely it is that you are going to be leveraged as an expert. So have something really insightful. To say have a solution and if you want to Stir It Up Stir It Up know how far you're willing to go and obviously the more you're willing to bend the rules. The more exciting that is odd for people to listen to and include in their stories next whatever three to five topics that you've kind of come up with developed your can response or statement. And so this will serve as a foundation for when you're ready to respond to something that hits the news you can grab a statement and then make a few tweaks to it and then send it off and that way it like reduces the amount of time that you have to spend in the moment. If you see an article and you're like, oh I want to respond to it. It's already it's already ready to go. You might just have to like edit it for like five ten minutes. Lastly you made me want to make a list of reporters or Outlets that you think are most relevant to you that particular month or you've been thinking about it or you really want to be an expert or position. They're dead if it's broadcast or news make sure you're watching The Daily News and that you respond right away, but identify 5 to 10 people who might be controlling editorial content. So that's typically Anna broadcast. It's the producer and those emails are found directly on those news websites, if it's written then you might want to look at the T. I see who's the editor-in-chief or the content director or on the digital media director or the online media editor. So you might want to have a few different contacts and get this is the moment where you create relationships. So what you could do proactively if you spend one or two hours doing this at the beginning of the month. I promise that you'll have some kind of result where you'll feel good about spending the time. It'll definitely be worth your time. A little bit ski if you're a really really really, you know want to get a placement but let's say you just want to put yourself out there and you do it every month and you kind of see it as a newsletter and you add it to something about doing almost like a newsletter distribution or something that at the beginning of the month. What you could do is say hey, you know, my name is John Smith and I'm an expert in artificial intelligence package this month. I see there's a lot of interesting Trends and these were the things that I'm talking about. If you're writing a story. Please contact me and I'll be happy to make some commentary and of course you're going to make a case for yourself a little bit more than what I decide but like also why they should contact you because you're an expert in Ai and you've worked with you as many companies and then you list those three little bullet points that you've outlined earlier and your position on them. And if it's interesting enough, they might want to pick it up and write it so it could be an activity you do every quarter every month, but then them Emails from you on a regular basis, they'll start to get to see your name. You keep calling yourself the same thing. So consistency is very important. You'll one month be an AI expert and the next next month be an expert in economics. You can't do that. Make sure it's consistent your branding for your personal self means to be consistent with what you're saying and what you're pitching.
"digital media" Discussed on Insider Interviews
"So I would love for you to evangelize the work that you're doing on the board for partnership with children and talk a little bit about that. Sure. I love to sew partnership with children. I was introduced to it probably five years ago by Bill Tucker who was agency compatriot now at the A N A. It was a bad time in my career where I was really looking at how can I give back in ways that I hadn't been doing before I do have two teenage daughters dead. I was I was struck by the work that partnership was doing for the most disadvantaged children in New York City and I went to a school to to meet some of these kids. I talked to the partnership with children social workers. These are kids that wake up in the morning and they don't have any any clean clothes to wear. They don't have anything and this is before pre pandemic. They don't have any wage thing necessarily to eat. They might not even have an adult member in the house. They're in poverty situations. They have crisis at home. And the thing that was most resonant to me. I started learning about partnership is just knowing that somebody cares about whether they show up to school or not makes all the difference in the world. Just having a an adult that checks in on you that step number one that makes an inordinate amount of difference in the development of that child into a productive member of society and as I got into understanding what time But the partnership was doing I got my two daughters to come with me to a couple of the events and I got them to hear from some of the kids that were touched by and moved by and helped by the partnership with children folks and it made them appreciate a little bit more kind of the the lifestyle that they have and what they grew up with and not to take things as much for granted as they had and obviously I've been doing a lot of fundraising for the organization. And being able to leverage the relationships that I've created over my career to the good of folks that are disadvantaged to has been very very rewarding and I've I've kind of paid it forward. So I've gotten other folks that are in the industry involved Helen Lynn is also on the board. So that was fantastic and she continued to do that. I think the only thing I'd say last is as with other things in during this pandemic there has never been a more critical time for home support in every way it takes whether it's financial support or psychological support or counseling and Crisis Care. These kids really are going through, you know, everything that we're all going through you take it and it's just super acute if you started out in a in a poverty-stricken kind of crisis-prone environment and just a dog Endemic an economic crisis on top of that and and racial and social unrest you can imagine that the work that we're doing now is is more important than ever. So we continue to to fight on Monday. Thank you for doing that and thank you for sharing so much about it and I'll certainly add a link to the show notes to partnership with children. It's really heartwarming to hear about that and you mentioned your daughters at home. And I hope your family is is well. I know that there are a lot of post-grad kids who have moved back home. So I think another service that we could do for grown up children is give some advice for how one might get into a comedian industry and and perhaps find a job these days in our challenging times thoughts. Yes, I think challenging times are in some cases an understatement. You know, one of the things that we have done this year as it relates to kind of diversity expert on inclusion. One of the challenges that we have is kind of making sure folks that are in colleges and universities are are so inspired by the media and marketing industry that they want to get into office of this business that we're in. So we've been doing a lot of kind of reach out to you know, historically black colleges and universities. We invited them to participate a lot of I think nearly four hundred students participated in the newfronts. We are talking about starting an apprenticeship program for folks that want to kind of break into this industry. I don't think that there is a silver bullet or a simple answer to your question. I do think being glass-half-full and reasonably optimistic. I think that the worst of it is is odd. And I think that next year we were going to continue to kind of claw our way back to to the growth that we've seen year in and year out and I think that you know at home I be where we reflection of kind of the health of the the ecosystem kind of at-large and we're trying to do everything that we can to grow the overall kind of industry and ecosystems. We can contain it continued to to move the business forward. So I would say for folks that are looking for work networking is is by far and away the tools that we have at our disposal now, are Beyond Compare um, and uh networking and you know, it's a six degrees of separation. You'll find your way to someone at a company that is interested in hiring if you just keep at it so diligence I think is as important and I know that we're going through a time of people kind of been being laid off and people downsizing and efficiency measures. Yep. Hopeful that 2021 will reverse that and we'll be back to the kind of hiring that we have seen in years past. Well,.
The Latest Projects with Adam Justice
"Welcome to episode one, hundred, Thirty, eight of home on a show about the I y home control and automation brought to you by the digital. Media Zone. Richard Guenther and I am so happy to be joined again by Adam justice my friend, the CEO of connects sense Adam. How are you? Good it's been a minute since I've been on your show. Yeah it has. been a while and it's really funny because as I was thinking about that as a window last time we've talked together on home on. Of course, we co host the smart home show together. So we get a chance to talk all the time. It just hasn't been necessarily with this audience, but I'm glad you could join me. We're just going to run through the. Normal News stuff you know we've been doing a bunch of topics, special episodes and I haven't been getting episodes out as quickly. So I just wanted to do some news focused discussion and maybe maybe a little bit of an update from the last time you and I spoke on our other show about the projects that we've been up to. Okay sounds great. We're going. To start with the long awaited news from smart things, we finally have a sunset date for the classic APP. So if you're still using smart things classic, it is going away on October fourteenth and by going away I mean it will no longer work period. If on the fourteenth you go into the classic APP, you'll be prompted to create your Samsung account you haven't. Done that and download and switch over to the standard smart things up. It seems silly to call that the new APP since it's been out for about two and a half years now but not everybody has switched over to it yet. Now, this is not the only thing changing. In fact, if you're still using the classic APP Today You may have noticed that your event history is no longer showing up there. It's over in the new APP. So that's an incentive to maybe switch a little bit early if you haven't already and similarly if you have Samsung products, their status is. No longer showing up in the classic APP, that is also only happening in the new smart things up. So they're really serious about this. They've given us lots of time plenty of notice that this was coming I'm just curious. Are those diehards going to end up sticking with it now or are they going to end up jumping and try and something else? Yeah. I mean these things always happen and it sounds like they've given everybody plenty of notice to make a move but there's always somebody that's not going to be happy and I think the real hardship is going to be for. Those heavy duty hobbyists who might have some smart apps still in use in the classic APP that as of yet haven't been rewritten for the new platform or just aren't going to be one example is and I'm really not quite sure why they called this out specifically. But Samsung smart things announced when they announced this sunset date that the echoes speaks smart APP, which is a third party. SMART APP by an independent developer is no longer going to be supported on the new platform. The crazy thing is that according to Jimmy Hawkins are smart things guy developer didn't even know that until. The announcement came out. Whoops whoops is right. This is a shame because this is a cool up but of course, this is doing stuff that you're not really supposed to do. This is sending audio statements to echo devices to say directly, and that's not really something that even Amazon wants developers doing right now my guess is it probably got called out because it has a huge install base and they new people were GONNA be upset about it, and so you know and I'm sure Amazon called him out at one point and they're like, okay well, it'll die when the old APD is. That is probably the most likely scenario right I could see that happening indeed the next piece of news here was that Google has made a huge investment in Adt. It was about four hundred, fifty, million dollars for a six point, six percent stake in the company which you noted as a seven billion dollar valuation. That is the thing that's astounding to me that at is considered a seven billion dollar business. Yeah I. had no idea they were that large company but good for them. With this investment, Google's going to integrate its nest smart home devices in with eighty t and their devices. Yeah and it seems like they're just trying to at least get the devices on the docket right now. But it's very likely that these frankly dated and less well-known devices like sensors and cameras, and so forth at Adt has been using some of them. I think are even white labeled and used with ADT branding they're going to go away. You're basically going to be buying nest systems through at to the extent that at customers are going. To get access to nest aware, which is nest subscription service. So sounds to me like eighty s pretty much handing over the reins to Google year. Yeah I think this marriage makes a Lotta sense. Obviously, nest wants to get more into security and you can either fight Adt in the battle against ring or you can join them and you know put your powers together. So I think ADT's branding is a lot stronger insecurity and obviously ness branding is a lot stronger and smart home so that it feels like a win win for both companies.
Computer Careers: Digital Forensics
"Forensics is really the application of investigative techniques, and of. Science to study and interrogate digital media and that's a broad category. So it can mean everything from computers to mobile devices to SAS applications really anywhere where people are using interacting with with. Digital Information, and the reason you do that, and this is what makes it forensic is that you're you're recreating either how it was used or what happened on it or in some instances. What information it contained for example. Delete recovery of deleted information. So that's that's what digital forensic is. It's most often done in the context of litigation you know. Obviously, there's criminal investigations in the private sector for company like in my career more often it's in the context of Civil Litigation dispute between two companies but. There are many different paths in avenues that can follow which in my mind. What makes it very, very interesting, right like you can have. Cases that just very night and day from one another, and it's all kind of under the stuck digital forensics. So this is more of an umbrella term for all of the things that we of mentioned before. This is any any sort of data digital information and the sort of forensics friends, IQ examination and retrieval, and reporting on it. Yeah. That's right. So it would encompass mobile forensics Other things. Absolutely. So from a career standpoint what types of things? A lot of our listeners are just considering cybersecurity is a career and don't know what they want to start with. But like what sort of things should be learning or studying or getting involved with if you want to sort of prepare yourself to possibly move toward a career in digital forensics. Yeah, I, mean, the That's a great question and there's no one right answer which is which is maybe confusing but also good for people who have taken one path or another, and they WANNA get into this At my current company, we hire from a very wide variety of backgrounds at crisis. The traditional computer science study of Information Systems. That's very helpful and some some universities now even have digital forensic, Undergrad a curriculum for example, Champlain College has a great program, a University of. Southern. California. Here in Los Angeles where I am has a great program. and. So that's one thing but I think more more critical more important than just the kind of technical subject matter is that ability to think critically and to have those technical skills but also to combine that with very strong community communication skills because you're you're engaging with with clients who are having these problems. So you know it's one thing to be able to dive deep into the technical, but it's another skill that needs to be combined with that communicate and to correspond with. The people that you're working with whether it's attorneys or whether it's the the the. the victim of a of a cyber attack. Can you give me some? Be a specific example but some sort of examples of the type of problem solving skills you you need to be using on a daily basis in terms like you said, if if all the data's been, you know deleted at the last minute or because they know something's in there whatever like like what are some of the problem solving skills you have to sort of bring to bear to say like while this things not here but how do I get your? Yeah I think the biggest one of the challenges that I see very often. Very common with people earlier in their career, but even experienced practitioners. One of the hardest challenges is, how do I wade through so much data, right? Even one hard drive. You know you've God maybe it's a terabyte hard drives If you are looking at Ed unallocated space or all of the event logs, you've got millions of entries and you know you could scroll through that data for in a daze just one one drive and investigations nowadays are. Commonly hundreds of hard drives, hundreds of points, thousands even, and so what I see is that people really get overwhelmed even when when they've got one drive and how do I, how do I find the signal in the noise? And even when they're kind of educated on the different artifacts places to look they find the what we see is like people kind of like try and go through them serially and. Again just very quickly get overwhelmed and so that's part of the really a good good skill to learn how do you how do you filter through all that stuff to to answer the questions that you have?
‘Fight on’: Arrested Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai tells staff
"Kong media tycoon and pro democracy campaigner Jimmy Lai has urged his fellow citizens to fight on against Beijing's new security law for Hong Kong. Recently released after his dramatic arrest on Monday, Jimmy Lai said he would continue to be unapologetically critical of Beijing. Mr Lyte runs the Apple Daily tabloid newspaper in Hong Kong as part of his next digital media group. 200 police officers raided his newsroom at the start of this week. We managed to talk to him earlier today, and I asked him if he saw his arrest coming. I was expecting this, but not soon. Because the national security go has such a re bonds from the international community and you as the using a team sanctions against the people who are responsible and all that. You know, Hongkong people were alarm like 30% off the business leaders that they're moving, or did he move business elsewhere? And 40% sadistic emigrate. And those are the elites so you can consider what the pending the ordinary people really a feeling. So I thought that the Chinese the city CCP should have found that there's a blunder and they was kept low key and knocked on the actuators. That's so speculated all When I saw the bodies came into my house seven o'clock in the morning, the day before yesterday ideal. I was too optimistic and lung of the policeman. Spoke. Mandiri so even is actually was said to be. The law is still more being control by the Hong Kong police. Which is the press. I think, tell us about the moment you were arrested. Tell us where they took you. What happened? That's not the first time I was arrested. I was arrested 213 times before. This time. They said that he's a national security door, which is more scary. I just forgot what I felt. You know, I just asked them, OK, Can I go up and have a bath and change because I just finished my exercise? And they said, Let's make you crave, but we have the follow you. You can't close it all When you bath. The police has to be outside watching me, and that's a very unusual as last time was not a serious Estes. I was not thinking about anything else. Maybe I was feeling a bit numb. Let's see what happens. They handcuffed me and send me to the police station. What sort of questions? Did they ask you in detention? I would remain silent. You know, they shall be a lot of interviews that I did before Two lifers and also some off my treater Lifestream on supposed Nate. Those are things that I have wildly the National security law, and that's it all remains silent. I didn't give any answer Both your sons were arrested, too focused charges because they have nothing to do with my business. Are you worried that eventually you could be taken to mainland China to face detention and questioning maybe even trial there. By worry above. This is a lot less because I can see that the lesson Secretary Law Department is under the control of Hong Kong police. Don't Aziz worry as I was before about being sent to China, But you never know. You understand how you stand out for the authorities in Beijing being the only Major media owner in Hong Kong without any links to the Chinese state. Yes, that's why I'm the target, and I knew that was a hug it and I knew that I would have to face up to whatever that comedian exercise that they will have to do to me on. I didn't prepare as early as the day before yesterday. What do you say to those in Hong Kong who still campaign against the law? While I think that we will have to see what happens, you know, because nobody can campaign against them or any way not. But the law is an honor. I think Hong Kong people were very angry when I was a rest. You know, you could see that I was stopped. Price drop admittedly. But then He's gone up like almost a few 100 times, just because people showed their support. And when he's not horse racing Day, we so less than 100,000 papers and yes, they we so about half a 1,000,000 your arrest on Monday will inevitably make you something of a figurehead for the opposition movement. How do you feel about that? Well, the way I feel that his owner, because when I was in the custody, I could not sleep. You know the night before I was thinking if I knew that what's gonna happen to me now? And even further more hardship. Would I have done the same thing and I form above this and said, Oh, maybe, you know, I would not have another way. This is my character and the character is destiny, and once I accept my destiny is so slight accepted. God's pressing. I was all the sudden, very relieved and said that whatever comes there will be depressing for God. It sounds like you're very much expecting more brushes with Beijing. Well, if they started, they will stop right. So it's just the beginning. A lot more people will probably be arrested as you were. What's your message to Hong Kong now? They come. I think we have to be a bloke cautious. You know what assistance to reserve our rule of law and freedom and also the same time. You know, we have to be more careful and more creative in the way that we persists. Our resistance. We can't do the same thing we did before, and we can be a heretical before especially young people. Because the more radical the sort of life spend we have, you know, fighting. We had to really used our brain and patience because this's a long fight. Radicalism is not for long. Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong and
Bytes and Pieces: Americas Chinese-Tech Attack
"As the heads of Amazon Alphabet facebook and apple were being berated in Congress, last month how many competitors did facebook ended up copying we called it Amazon heroin. Why does bny steel content from honest businesses tiktok the goofy funny video sharing app was having an altogether better time of it. Golden. Do. Not, so much anymore we're looking at Tiktok we may be banning TIKTOK. Thursday the trump. Issued a deadline of September twentieth for ending all American transactions bite dense to talks parent company as well as with. China's second most valuable, Tech Company ten cent with Para companies based in China apps like Tiktok we chat and others are significant threats to personal data of American citizens not to mention tools for CCP content censorship. China's government called the executive orders a nakedly hegemonic? act. By dense is looking for a fire sale buyer for some of its international Tiktok operations and it seems Microsoft is checking pockets. But the administration's zeal is likely to harm America's interests as well as the Chinese tech champions. We knew a band was in the offing at is still everyone by surprise Thompson booth is the economists technology and business editor I. Think most people were expecting president trump to wait until a a TIKTOK deal had gone through to reach a resolution on whether there would be a ban on not and it's also quite surprised that he's gone after we chat and tencent. And the reaction from the two companies has been quite strong. Bite dance has said that it's GonNa fight the executive orders in court. Well, as you say, there had been some expectations around Tiktok by dense. Why? Why was ten cents included in the end? Well there isn't a certain unfortunate logic to this. If you're going to say that you're concerned about Tiktok on national security and espionage grounds, you sort of have to be consistent and we chat has about nine hundred, million daily users in the US and the executive order basically bans people from making transactions on we chat which it's a sort of super APP. That is really widely used in in China and Chinese diaspora what is the trump administration's rationale for these orders? Do you think so the stated reason from the administration is the Chinese government is spying on Americans and hear the evidence is Circumstantial. So the worry is that Chinese spy agencies have stolen massive consumer data sets from various companies over the past ten years. So from Mariot Equifax anthem health insurance TIKTOK has been downloaded two billion times. It's the mother of data sets. There is no hard evidence that bite dance would ever cooperate in such an endeavor but the idea is that if you've got engineers with access to Tiktok by Don, service than the government could lean on them to get the information out. So that's the stated reason from the trump administration. Think that's enough for the American government to threaten to ban the APP. I gather from investors case to buy dance at the real reason is a level playing field issue as much as the spying concern. So one gathered that in particular. Mark, Zuckerberg of facebook has been outlining pointing out to trump that take talk is wildly successful in the US and yet facebook google than allowed into China. It's sort of the idea of why should tech top able to come to compete with us when we can't do so in the other direction? And as things stand now, Microsoft is the evidence suitor for for Tiktok operations at least in a in a few countries what's in it for them? I think for Microsoft is really stunning opportunity on their part. So bite dance reckons that the TIKTOK US asset is worth in the realm of two hundred billion dollars oversee the pudding, very generous estimate on that. So the price being talked about now that Microsoft might pay and that it's on the block for more life fifteen, forty billion. So it's just a real steel in terms of the price. I'm talking to the hottest social media property out there right now it's uses incredibly highly engaged and Microsoft you out of stroke gets into territory of the social, the digital media giants, and it gets a massive data set on teenagers daters the new oil. Attack, there is lots of sketches in the Microsoft just is kind of getting out of its core competence that it won't really know how to get and keep the teenagers. The other risk for Microsoft is just kind getting dragged into the Mile Strom of content moderation and hate speech and all this kind of stuff that attracts more political scrutiny and then regulatory scrutiny having said that Microsoft is regarded as a really high quality acquirer of businesses it generally tends to do it quite well. Microsoft. CEO Sachin Adela notably is currently probably regarded as the best big taxi. Oh so now we've got this deadline of September twentieth what happens between now and then Firstly, Microsoft going to carry on negotiating to try and buy Tiktok we're seeing more suitors for Tiktok on the scene over the weekend the reports that twitter is definitely interested I know that Netflix's on the coolest the venture capital backers of Bite Don's possibly even Disney I do think the likeliest thing is still the Microsoft probably strikes a deal just because it's got the deepest pockets will also be really interesting to see whether Microsoft manages to get more markets at. The moment, it's only going for the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. It's not buying the UK having the actual executive order from trump will create more uncertainty around Tiktok and there's no doubt that it is already harming the asset. It's no joke said, the clock really is taking on that deal and what about ten cents? It's unclear. What ten cents is going to do it's unlikely to try and sell international we chat as by dance is doing with Tiktok. It's possible that it could come up with some kind of structure to address. US concerns. It's a complete unknown how tencent now is going to react but I guess the question is, is the right way for America to get its concerns addressed with a problem with. It so far as that feels completely sort of ad hoc on his whim. Really undermines investor confidence in the US is the place of the rule of law. And there are alternatives and I think there's three main steps that we would advocate versus to strengthen the vetting procedure that's already in place. So the Committee on foreign investment in the US surface that probes should stop properly and quickly. So in the case of Tiktok and musically the US APP that bike dance bought therefore triggering this whole situation, they took two years to start looking at it and then did it in a rush which guarantees Robert chaotic ad, hoc situation. And overwhelmingly, the US needs to tighten up its own data privacy regime. So the reason that tiktok is such. A worry in terms of spying theoretically is that US firms, your facebook's Google's and so on her normalized that the slurping just masses of personal data from Americans. So what's required is a strong federal data privacy law. The third element is displayed to you can do in. Terms of requiring transparency into the Algorithms being used auditing code that's coming in from overseas for now, the question for those two billion or so people who've downloaded tiktok whether their favourite platforms going to survive or whether the current chaotic procedure that has affected, the company will mean it. It's rivals take it over and teens leave. Thanks very much for your time Tamsin it's been a pleasure.
"digital media" Discussed on KindredCast: Insights From Dealmakers & Thought Leaders
"Go up down house? The spigot house the funnel right now prior to pandemic my answer would have been look. It doesn't matter the environment we're operating in because we are willing to do growth value. Were WILLING TO CARVE OUTS ORLEANS. Do Venture back. We're willing to do pretty much. All transactions in which we think we can uniquely create value. I find that it anymore. Contribute to find those types of opportunities so the history will tell you that no-one market has been more or less favorable to Jay. Zach was approach. What's happening with the pandemic and I talked about on my last earnings. A little bit is that we have been hesitant though. This might be something get over with. We have been hesitant to transact where we can't meet the companies where we can't physically be there so unless it was an opportunity that had developed prior to the pandemic that yard position to potentially close on if it starts in new in this. I think we're more the mindset up. Let's continue to run our portfolio. It's doing really well is generating cash. Let's build our balance sheet and less be opportunistic. Invo awful when we can visit. Those companies is so this has been a small interruption. In what has been a multi decade programme that has seen a couple of downturns as seen bull market and bear market. Sue We're bill where we can do both. I think you made a very important observation about the current environment. Which is the public markets and private markets may be a little bit different and in the even side the private markets. I think there's a little bit of a division being created and I think one of the things just as many households through to not have much in the way of a safety net. Many businesses don't have much in the way of safety net. They run into liquidity issues. Willie quickly I think. In those circumstances there's always a what's the alternative. What should we do? Can we raise capital the capital? At what price will be better off finding home inside of a strategic so certainly those conversations happen in bar like this but until we're in a position to actually visit I think we're GONNA hold or power for a little bit began that may change because it depends on how long we're going to be in the current state. Yeah well how much dry do you have cash? And obviously you have an equity market cap. That's available to us for acquisitions and are you starting to think about playing offense or are you still in the kind of simmering mode and how do you typically look at it acquisition you funded with cash or stock or what should we typically? Are a cash always been a cash far in terms of the power. We've got little north of six hundred million dollars of cash and investments on the balance sheet in a we free cash flow anywhere from fifty million Fifty million dollars for free cash flow will continue to add cash to the balanced with the line of credit. Obviously you have different forms of debt so we would be cash fire generally were buyers room. Stop we don't issue shares deals and if I out like the currency was valued appropriately. I might use it the right now. This violent we don't think the currency is valued appropriately. Left code word for the stock is cheap. It's an interesting market but back to again. We are willing to transact we're seeing a lot of interesting situations. Were planning a lot of seeds talking about the very near term when I say he never sort of holding back right now and saying look. Let's be actually get to know the company in person but this goes on for longer with. That's not practical. And we're seeing opportunities to put our shareholders capital to work for great returns. Were GONNA go do? Sometimes you're forced into these out of your comfort zone and then when you were stint you come to the recognition that hey this. Isn't that why we're doing it? This way. To begin with that is silver lining of scarcity? Which is a book. I've been reading about in moments of scarcity brings out decisions and opportunities that you wouldn't have otherwise thought about it is of abundance and that obviously is something that is born out of the Cecil but could be the next chapter of our time here. I WANNA finish up by going a little more personal and more fun. You have been at home for over two months with a wonderful family. What have you missed outside of that environment the muzzle? And what's the first thing that you're GONNA do? You're really permitted to get outside yet. I love to play squash so I haven't been able to get on a squash poor for months now and it was really miser. Goto athletic activity in stress reliever so I really look forward to getting back onto a squash court and both of my boys plays show. It might be just with them or researching friends with whom I play. I'd love to go to a Yankee game if there's a Yankee game I'm a huge New York Yankees Fan and so I'd love to be at a ballpark along those lines. I'd love to see some of my kids play sports. I love watching them play. They have been able to get out on a Lacrosse field or baseball field. And so I'd love to be able to do that and then I'd love to have dinner and lunch with friends like you and catch up in a real way. I missed that I missed being with people I think we all do with that is absolutely very definition of human nature. So I love to dance. Should not invited to have dinner at a Yankee game together. And we'd be fantastic. Do that as so while you're at home. Everyone's consuming different forms of media probably Over using social media in some ways. There's been talk with your kids. There's been instagram. Lives of at all those things. And what have you been consuming the media side? What are YOU GONNA watching? What you've been thinking about reading 'cause this is one of those environments in which you can read I started to actually at your urging starting to loser Mario Books but Mike commutes no longer in place gone back to the old fashioned of fro in the pulpit. Actually I just reread at probably twice before which I think is the greatest business actually capsulated. J to really well as the outsiders is fantastic and use me set confidence in our path in what we're doing. I it every new employees your employees in the company about capital allocation absolutely the price. We pay a great book. If you haven't read up morning Gary happens to be. The energy met page of our properties. But I think be definitive blow on the policy issues and considerations in American healthcare. So really really good agreed nanny arena slurs even ringlets in. It's another non fiction. Look but it is an early make only twenty percent into this so. I don't have it all down but it's basically is papal secretary who finds a copy of on the nature of things and how that changed the course of human history and all you shorts scientific and societal. Anyway really in that and that's interesting and then what are we watching watching the crown? My life had never seen the crown. I'd sort of off the that would be other. Suzies if you watch together and so now we're caught we're enjoying that and then will to be outside as much as possible. Taking advantage of what seems to be the improving weather here in New York. Yeah years ago to say at a conference that was canceled this year. A Cannes Lions Tim. Armstrong asked about what my personal motto would be and half says. You don't have to do this place at three words and thought I traveled fan. I saw at a distance an image of something that triggered process your body of water and I started my motto. Jumped the rope. What am I models? If you could actually see something that looks to be a guardrail restrictive. You think you could do it. Jumped the rope. So what do you think is your motto? When I've used for myself and I've used to my kids is the person you'd never had. I like that I like that. Well I really appreciate your joining us on. Kids are cast AVEC. I've wanted to do this for a long time. And it's a great moment and I really also appreciate the juxtaposition of our views here. You're rarely inside and I've not moving outside and you can see what the world will look like when we out to nature again which is taken the upper hand the rightfully so in in this moment with planet really having its moment verses are normal patterns and we hopefully obviously it's a testament for humanity and friendship connections and staying close together. We'll tackle this all together. I really appreciate you doing this with us here. This is great. This real privilege know of a big fan of your podcast and really everything. 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"digital media" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"I'm Brian Stelter? Now here toward the end of two thousand eighteen we're talking about the state of the digital media business, both the pluses and minuses the struggles and also the successes so when I bring in the publisher of one of the websites that seems to be making it work. Melissa bell is the publisher of vox media to company that includes a number of brands, including the verge vox, eater, an Espy nation. And she's joining me now from Washington, Melissa tell me about, you know, kind of into nutshell boxes strategy like where where is vox at the end of two dozen eighteen amid this seemingly kind of gloom even dire media winter. Thanks, brian. It's I'm happy to be on the show and real excited to get to talk to you today. You know, I think that there. You're right. It's not just a dire. Winter I think in in digital media. I think that in the media overall is is having a tough time this year, there's not just financial pressures that you see effecting really talented teams at Mike on or talented teams at Thompson, Reuters. But you're also seeing really dangerous spaces impacting places like CNN where you guys have to evacuate because of actual physical threats to your profession. So you're right. There is a lot of anxiety and pressures in our in our industry. But I also really firmly believe that there's a lot of hope there's incredible journalism being produced. There's so much opportunity out there. There's a real hunger for from audiences for quality great journalism. And on top of that. I think there's some really interesting business models at that are fe- figuring out how to fund that journalism. And it's what makes me so excited and passionate about what we're doing vox media. It's why I get up every day because our company is Crips creating a space.
"digital media" Discussed on Latino USA
"From npr and the for digital media group h latino usa unmibh horsa and today our year of dispositon on sunday night we swansea and daddy yankee graced the grammys stage with a dynamic performance of their threetime grammynominated hit this seat not on the bogey so we decided it's about time that we talked this by seat door on our show if you were anywhere in the world over the last twelve months chances are new heard that intro and that's because in 2017 discuss though spent sixteen weeks at number one on the billboard hot one hundred chart which means that the song invaded your radio and pretty much every party you attended and well once you've got that song stuck in your head it's almost impossible to get it out so today on our podcast we're going to hear from erica endor what are the writers of this by seat dora she breaks down the writing process for our how i made it segment and we'll speak to he said bailey atlanta who's the music editor at misled and she's gonna talk about how this bus he became the biggest song of twenty seven now let's say i don't know that you don't live on this planet and that you're not familiar with the song well for those of you don't know this by sita features puerto rican artists greece fonsi and daddy yankee and the remakes which was nominated for three grammys features justin bieber and besides be brewers one single english verse the song is entirely in spanish us any money does so.
"digital media" Discussed on African Tech Round-up
"Digital media on the continent in your mind so pulse has five million monthly unique visitors in a market with approximately eighty to ninety million subscribers contextualised this full view a our audience listing abroad in terms of the value of such an audience relative to say five billion a unique visitors in a more in a developed country in terms of revenue in terms of commercial potential what has a translated in terms of uh your commercial value yeah i mean it definitely enough to cover your operating costs for of a massive company i mean i would say massive but pulses is relatively big with lots of resources in video production and studios in all of that and add five million monthly eunuchs we we cover costs and are starting to to make money and how big roughly people wise about one hundred fifty people kosovo's fadi big especially in the context of media incumbents like mason media for example independent media in south africa all sort of times media for example all sort of try in at just shit it's doesn't sound like you guys are anywhere near trying to reduce the type of the number of people you have on thought yeah mean poll started as digital native so there was never any print publication whatsoever it started very lean digital so now we don't were sauna growth phase were still adding users were sold them you know growing growing the company and getting more client so obviously we have to continue to grow to support that and his survival in the space prager predicated on on having apartheidlike ringier on board i e xi's two.
"digital media" Discussed on New York Times - Popcast
"Digital media is a pretty vulnerable business for any kind of digital media and it's really hard to make it work and if the investors start to get a little nervous about things like the bottom can fall out fascinating that's that's where it gets like scary but also really interesting you know if you're someone like me watch the not getting on my advice algiers a not so much of your waiting on a cheque right but to me you have to wonder if all these major players realized that you need those tiny little experimental spaces yep you need a soundcloud who in you need bad where you could generate the new talent and it'll take that dr these guys out of business i mean what has that soundcloud archive what m's that ban camp archive the era's care as stressing the military i want unesco to have those i really do totally agree but i mean the way like anyone who's listening was in digital archive please email me i wanna darted i'll it's all tale about vine and soundcloud okay thanks think the way that goo goal and all of silicon valley goes is just that they do want to subsume everything like facebook wants to be the platform for absolutely everything that happens in your life and as long as it's digital there's like no obstacle for that to actually happen you know they could put all the video in the world all the comments in the world all the news in the world could could be you know could become part of facebook so i don't know i mean i i agree with you that you need the margins of the business end of the culture and you also need people like taking the risk and like not being able to subsist on selling iphones in order to make the business work and i mean i.
"digital media" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"What's pluto exactly that's my point i mean like not everything is equal but i fail they're out of the taint selling a show to nbc universal and selling a shouted not flex no probably not in the money's a if the money similar that's great but a lot of digital media companies have talked about moving towards tv defined in how you like shirt um it's not facebook it's not three minute it's it's more it's episodic it's building franchises is that still the goal in a lot of digital media companies talk about it and then they keep talking about it but then we don't i don't i keep asking leg okay where do i turn in and at what time to see this buzzfeed show yeah i i think you're right and not there is a lot of talk and not a lot of companies actually sort of delivering on that strategy i imagine because i think it's probably a pretty new and somewhat like juvenile strategy for a lot of companies it's new speedwise is juvenile i think it was a meeting as the thing that they haven't done before i think for us we think that we have this is actually like a pretty thriving part of our business and we think with that we have an incredible ability to think about i pee sort of everywhere and so i sort of i'm giving a hard time around the television we think you can build a franchise that can have a podcast that can have a conference platform that can have a long 22 minute show on net flex or on a any or could be an eightminute show on comcast watchable you can also have a website you can also have a facebook community you can also have an instagram strategy i think that is the future so the more that we continue to sort of.
"digital media" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"Welcome linsey nelson you're the cmo a box media true story okay so this is the worst time of all times to be in media yes or no now depending on how you ask i'm asking you no i look i think it's a challenging time to be in media i think it's a complex time to be an media but i think there's never been a moment in history where it's more urgent for us to figure out a business model that can put independent media companies on a path to sustainable financial wellbeing and to be able to fund great journalism and great entertainment that all of our many of our companies in this room do sounds good in theory yet there is an endless drumbeat of bad news we cover some of it coming out of digital media we have mashabela going for fire sell we have buzzfeed missing it's numbers we have layoffs happening at various places supposedly vice miss their numbers is this just a you know basically expectations were too high when it came to digital media i think a lot of digital media companies were on a really accelerated path and i think for some companies that pat the final destination on that path may not have been sort of longterm sustainability the final path might be an ipo or an acquisition and i think in a world where digital media was really sort of drunk on the ability to scale when the business model started changing the expectations on around revenue were still sort of map to that scale model where if you could drive big audiences you could monetize as audiences in a pretty simple way by running banner ads on a website that you owned and operated and i think when the world started changing around us uh advertising market started changing but also the way the consumers interacted with our audience has changed our business models and i think some of us saw that probably a little bit earlier than others so explain when vox media solve this because this all of these forces i mean they're buffeting everyone i mean it everyone is different capitalisation structures in everyone executes differently which is something that i think.
"digital media" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Your healthy radio addiction starts now the laura ingraham show ghana's in the well that failed both world if the thought process that went into building these applications facebook being the first of them to really understand it that thought process was all about how we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible and that means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while uh sean parker who is one of the original investors in facebook and a digital media guru for many and start up land out in silicon valley multibillionaire and he said screen time is like dopamine for the brain and it's addictive we find out now that baby is our most most vulnerable to screens infants aged eighteen months and younger should not be exposed to any digital media according to the academy of pediatrics so the american academy of pediatrics is about ten thousand pediatricians and they issued these guidelines some of them last year about screen time and they said that this should be before it was no more than two hours in front of the tv for any kids overage too but today of course even when you're were you know we're in new york city and you walk down the street new york city and screens are everywhere billboards that you suggest be billboards are now digital screens that are constantly changing and flashing and i hate it i hate what's happened to broadway i can't stand the digitisation of the billboards and all that and and i know okay loading and devout genie is out of the ball i get that but i find it to be an assault on this on the census it's an it's an assault is not enjoyable it's actually an assault and imagine a young developing brando the university of michigan did a study on age kids age four to eleven and they found it's not the hours spent on.
"digital media" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Only on news talk seven two one home value way laura ingram show donnas in needs well that no other frail old if the thought process that went into building these applications facebook being the first of them to really understand it that thought process was all about how do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible and that means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while john parker who is one of the original investors in facebook and a digital media guru for many and start up land out in celic in valley he's a multi billionaire and he said screen time is like dopamine for the brain and it's addictive uh we find out now that baby is arm moles most vulnerable to screens infants aged eighteen months and younger should not be exposed to any digital media according to the academy of pediatrics so the american academy of pediatrics is about ten thousand pediatricians and they issued these guidelines some of them last year about screen time and they said that this should be before it was no more than two hours in front of the tv for any kids overage too but today of course even when you're were you know we're in new york city and you walk down the new york city and screens are everywhere billboards that used to just be billboards are now digital screens that are constantly changing and flashing and i hate it i hate what's happened to broadway i can't stand the digitisation of the billboards and all that and and i know okay loading and devout genie is out of the ball i get that but i find it to be an assault on this on the census it's an it's an assault is not enjoyable it's actually an assault and imagine a young developing brando the university of michigan did a study on age kids age four to eleven and they found it's not the hours spent on.
"digital media" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"Into as though it were you know 2012 era group odd or 2016 era blue apron or you know i think the problem and i've said this for awhile is the very concept of quote unquote hockey stick growth this idea that you can or should or should need to double and triple your revenue every year or or put up triple digit revenue growth every year i don't know that very healthy for most businesses did you tell ya you're venture capitalists this are well in subsequent don't here's the after the term shake at site words dome matter actions are what matter so i could come on here until i don't nn anything that's true but like the at what you're saying is buzzfeed advice had good years but they did not have good years against the expectation right at they had that's my mind their names to even if all that is accurate well look i i don't know one way or the other night and you know i have no inside information i i from a p you know my since they had good years and may be people expected blow out years year after year i think that when you raise that kinda capper when you raise four hundred five hundred million you know in the case of vice billions you will explicitly or implicitly sign up for a trajectory and those kind of capitalisations your saying up for a like i said quote unquote hockey stick growth and i think our industry is a great industry you you know we put up a real revenue numbers weep we have real business models and i don't know that digital media is suited for the sort of you know five x annual growth that you saw in new airbnb or that you saw in some of these.
"digital media" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"In a thing that digital media is collapsing because mash will get sold for fifty million when it raised forty six million vice missed its target buzzfeed miss its targets and then suddenly a somehow wash your turn on got a of your financial z you're you're killing it intrepid reporting on at the wall street journal i know i picked of all the days to to walk into the the famed an an an tough digit a podcast i i picked an interesting week in i i feeling you'd heavy list that probably could have been longer if you would so subject me to it of of maybe bad news or work political hunnam badness let's call them talking points some talking points that that are out there right now it's you know look its work where a couple weeks away from from the holidays here so it sort of the last chance for everyone to get in there uh both their predictions for next year and their sort of retrospectives on this year and to kind of try to get a hold of the ruins numbers and figure out who's winning and who's losing i would say it's look i'm pretty sober to affect the last week the the last ten days there's been a lotta news out there and i don't think very much of that news is going to paint digital media as neil quote unquote winning right now no hashtag winning going around but that doesn't necessarily mean that everyone is losing an and i think what's happened in what's become clear the last few weeks the last few months is is not that you know buzzfeed quote unquote had a bad year or that vise having a bad year i just think we're heading a point where expectations are being rationalized a little bit and in some of these companies that that actually think had good years and you'll buzzfeed had growth you're not not every venture by company had a gripe with your but but you know expert people are sort of feeling out expectations right now and i think people are realizing that digital media is a really good business but it's not necessarily the type of business that you inject five hundred million dollars of capital.
"digital media" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"The state of user experience and digital media oh it's it's it's gonna get better because people have finally realised that that it's not as good as it could be and i think that that's a nice way putting i'm trying to mature as i get older is that fair i don't know some it's pretty horrific i yeah i mean i think that you know to give kudos to andrew essex on his book um the end of advertising you know it's not actually about the end of advertising it's about the end of bad advertising right that's that's fair that that is andrew was on this podcast looking at that book um so last one is and this is the sort of big one the current crisis on my way prefer your mattress pause and just prepare myself for here is a you'll yourself over the current crisis of confidence in digital media i mean because when you add it all up the duopoly fraud spoofing yeah user experiences hughes here's the thing right like this is what's interesting about digital as as um so if you will get if you hit tv it's a vertical winner tv's of vertical right you're either win your tv or you're not linear tv and if you look at print it's a vertical you know you're either uh print uh on paper or you're not and if you look at terrestrial radio you're vertical you're either treasury not but digital is a horizontal it really just means anything it's digitized and so in the question of like the current state of digital media the reality is that anything is digital uniting the can be digitised is digital media and i think that what's happening is is people are looking at sections of it and the realizing that there's challenges and i think that overtime though just be solved and i'm not worried about that um.
"digital media" Discussed on The Solid Verbal: Living College Football
"We want to produce a really really good show that happens to be about college football when we vote and on that words like let's do a good show we could be doing a knitting show we could be doing a food show a move sometimes hoodoo food show we could doing a fashion show but it's the idea of let's put together a really good concept that and our canvasses college football campuses podcasting the subject is college football but the the idea of let's do a really good show that happens to be about college football not let's do a college football show that to me was like the big realization of where we should go and what sort of fuels me now i mean i could probably talk until and blue in the face about digital media and podcasting end in truth uh we i we we were there at the very beginning of of podcasting which is probably a big part of why were still doing it now yeah and why we've grown as big as as we have um so i could talk about that in some other medium i'm sure if people are interested the thing that i have learned most is really about identity two things that i think i have learned i went when i started doing writing when i started doing any kind of sports media i always wanted to be the funny men okay and no matter how hard i tried.
"digital media" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"To our earlier conversation we've clearly transcended passed that and we now find ourselves like in this really great position of being one of the world's leading digital media companies and our brand actually means a lot of different things so we are amongst the world's leaders in news in politics and increasingly especially under libya's editorial leadership we don't really think about the world in terms of left and right red and blue republican and democrat in this country and sort of conservatives liberal in other countries really oriented around what are the actual stories that impact real people and their lives whether you the ceo whether janitor what are the things that are actually driving you and how can we actually best capture those stories in a way that allows people to understand sort of like what's real in the world and so it's clearly where removing an on in terms of our editorial strategy but if you think about how hundreds of millions of people also think of post if you think of like the kind of content we publish on social media on facebook and other places very much other categories are really important lifestyle and entertainment specifically we have a very very robust and engaged audience in the parenting category and and so there's many audiences who seek us how four things other than news in politics all the news in politics has always been and will continue to be corps to they lose in politics charles numbers particularly these days but let's face it it doesn't monetize as well as parenting category at sounds that sounds more lucrative than whatever trump tweeted this morning so everyone has to to to move in that direction but what we're seeing is a lotta people come on this podcast and they talk about verticals and talk about getting having specific brands and were seen an unbundling of a lot of a lot of media properties.