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Dropbox Officially Launches Its Own Password Manager
"Wanna talk about passwords in particular Dropbox fly this. So great mr prese because it's great well firstly box right. I love dropbox fantastic. I was paying for one password. Password manager Now it's great fantastic. It cost me. I don't know five dollars a month or something like that but not. Accessibility was an issue with it particularly on the desktop app on windows. It wasn't great. It was a lot of guesswork this was this was one passwords. One pass. We're not the last puzzle. Last passes another one. There's last pastors dash laying. Bears bit ward in there so many password managers out there and of course we now have the apple key jane extension as come back to the piano on chrome. Wasn't it because it stop disaster. I think it has come back. So that options out there and there's free options but a lot of the ones that i tried When they first came out such as dash line the last pass weren't particularly accessible. So one pass was my best option at the time. Now this may have changed of course but i- dropbox of just release dropbox passwords. And if you are actually paying for a dropbox plan anyway so if you're on the plus or is it a premium. I think he's called these days. Which i always am anyway. I'm i'm on the plus plan anyway. Oh sorry y'all got to pay for it. I i think you pay for things i just. We're paying twice. Because i'm paying for it so you have to show you. But paying for gilmore paying twice twice. It's worth it anyway. but yes. They released their own password manager. Which is free if you are on the The plus or premium version. Not if you're on the free one yet it may be available if you got the free mocking king coming soon maybe But it is totally
4 victims of California office shooting identified, as suspect charged with murder
"Sir Chang and I'm Audie Cornish. This hour. We'll look at how faith communities approach pandemic lockdown differently. One day, we're gonna look back. And this is just gonna be a story that we tell what kind of story do you want to tell? Also one of President Biden's campaign promises was to overhaul the criminal justice system, and advocates say they are waiting for some real action now. Absolutely anxious form or change to come from this administration on criminal justice reform and how the Biden administration hopes to reverse systemic racism that's been baked into America's infrastructure. Now the news Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Veteran Capitol police officer is dead and an unidentified suspect was also killed after police say the individual rammed his car into the officers, then into a barricade outside the U. S capital today. We say the suspect was shot and killed after emerging from the vehicle, brandishing a knife and moving towards police. It all happened here. The Russell Senate office building just after one p.m. today still not clear what was behind the incident, though it comes on the heels of the January six attack on U. S Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump that also claimed the life of the Capitol police officer. U. S Capitol police officer who died today has been identified as William Billy Evans, an 18 year veteran of the force. A second Capitol police officer was injured. Have the Minneapolis Police Department homicide division testified today. Kneeling on the neck of a suspect who was handcuffed amounts to top tier deadly force and it should have stopped. Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, a long time officer on the force testified today and travel Derrick Show Vin the actions by the former officers saying they were totally unnecessary putting your neon and neck For that amount of pot that amount of time. Is just Uncalled for. I saw no reason why The officers felt they were in danger if that's what they felt showing faces, murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd last year, prosecutors say corrected police video shows Trovan, who was white, kneeling on the black man's neck for more than nine minutes. Man has been charged with the murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday attacking a Southern California office building that left four people dead, including a nine year old boy. The Orange County district attorney's office is 44 year old Harmony, a dob galaxy. Gonzalez was charged with the attempted murder of two police officers after shooting at them when they reached the scene. Police say Gaxiola knew the adult victims. It's not clear what the motive was behind the attack. President Biden says the latest jobs report shows the U. S economy bouncing back, But he said the country still has a long way to go towards recovering from the pandemic. NPR's Asia, Roscoe reports employers added 916,000 jobs in March. That was the biggest game in jobs since last August. President Biden says the economy is doing better because of rapid growth of covert 19 vaccinations and government aid. He warned. That is too soon. For Americans to return to life is normal. So I ask I plead with you. Don't give back the progress. We've also fought so hard to achieve. Need to finish this job. Every American to buckle down and keep their guard up. This home stretch bite and also pushed for Congress to take up his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. But some Republicans have opposed the proposal, which would raise taxes on corporations. Aisha Roscoe NPR news U. S. Financial Markets are closed today for good Friday. This is NPR from W. H E News in Atlanta. Good afternoon. I'm Jim Burress. Right now we have clear skies 55 degrees. It's 504 Major League Baseball says this July's All Star game will not take place in the Atlanta area following the signing of a bill that makes sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws. Meal. Moffett reports. Baseball was set to hold its Midsummer Classic and truest Park on July 13th, but Friday announced it would be relocating the game. A Republican backed bill signed into law March 25th has received substantial pushback from voting rights groups and corporations. Measure overhauls many of the state's election laws, including restricting the use of absentee ballot, Dropbox is adding I d requirements for vote by mail and giving lawmakers more control over the state's election board. In a statement, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said moving the game was the best way to show the MLB supports voting rights and fair access to the ballot box. Mio Moffett W. ABC News The Cobb County says it's rental assistance program was the target of a cyber attack. Stephanie Stokes has more The county's program offered $21 million to help tenants who are behind on rent demand was so strong earlier this year that the cab closed applications after little more than a week. Now, the county says it's email for receiving those applications may have been compromised. I found out within five minutes and disabled the email. The county says it also disconnected the affected server. It's unclear how much information was compromised. An investigation is underway. The cab was one of several counties around Georgia who received federal rental assistance funding.
Run out of iPhone storage? Here's what to do
"You know there's nothing more frustrating as a smartphone owner. Especially if you have an iphone and to snap some pictures or download an app or download a movie only to get the prompt that you have run out of storage that typically triggers the process of going to your settings and storage then digging around for all the apps that are taking up all this space that you don't use anymore c. can delete them or just looking through old picks that maybe you save for year two and thinking. I've already back these up. I need to get these off my phone joining us. Now is usa today tech columnist. Mark saltzman to help us free up some space on our iphones and ipads mark. Thanks for being here. and thanks. For having me brent goods chat with you so your new column available on dot. Usa today dot com breaks down your options by good better and best. So let's start with the good. What's the good way to free up storage on your phone sure. It's a good way to do it because it's free and you don't need the internet But it can be a bit cumbersome to do so what i'm referring to is connecting your iphone or ipad to a computer. It could be a pc or a mac with the charging cable that you get in the box and manually dragging and dropping all your photos and videos onto your computer's hard drive so that you can delete it then from your iowa device you can do it wirelessly to with airdrop if you do have a mac. But if i'm sure most of the readers out there are and listeners to talking tech or on a windows just statistically so you would need that cable. The problem is at it. I said it's cumbersome because not only do you have to find the folder within the iphone called d. im which is just like a smartphone cameras like memory card or smartphone or a regular cameras memory card. But you have to. It doesn't always work when you try to copy them over. Sometimes there's stubborn files that won't copy but it is an offline and free way to do it so that once they're backed up you can then delete them off your phone and free up valuable space to download more apps or shoot more four k or a k video and so on and so forth you can do that for android by the way as well but for iphone when you there's no expandable storage not the best way but it is an option and it's free so of course if you don't want to deal with the hassle of plugging in your phone or tablet another computer or you're just out and about and you you're not near your computer. You always have the option to save to the cloud right right so the second way to free up storage on your iphone or ipad is to leverage cloud services. So whether it's wi fi or cellular if you have a healthy data plan is that you can set it up to every time you take a photo or shoot a video at wirelessly backs up a copy to the cloud. So with apple's own icloud for example. It does work very seamlessly but keep in mind. You will have to pay if it is over data if you don't have a great plan And then even if you do it for free over wi fi at home you're still limited to five gigabytes of storage for free and that's going to run out pretty quickly. I suspect if you like to take a lot of photos videos specially videos because they're larger files so you can pay for more You know by buying a couple of gigabytes a month or even a terabyte or two if you like but once just know that like every other subscription service once you stop paying your. You're done you know you won't be able to access all those files. Plus you're going to need the internet access in order to access those cloud stored photos and videos as well so few are on a vacation. And you wanna look at the photos that you just captured in your on an airplane will. You're going to have to pay for wi fi to access your cloud storage photos. So it's not a perfect solution but it's a convenient one and it's also ideal if you wanna share those memories with someone that you're not with physically you can send them a link to download them off icloud so it is convenient and there are other services to dropbox and one drive and so on but it's still a good alternative to a backing up through your computer so of two options. Neither of these are the best option when it comes to looking to offload your photos videos apps to get more storage space. What should listeners consider. Okay so both online and an offline solution is your best bet is to hedge your bets but in my opinion the best way to do it is with these specialty. Thumb drives that are now available that snap into the bottom of your iphone or ipad. It automatically launches an app and then it will copy over everything over to your drive. It looks at what's new So if anything's been changed or new or is brand new to your device than automatically makes a copy off to the thumb drive. There's a couple on the market. There's one that just debuted on the seventeenth and it's called the sandisk. I expand locks l. u. x. e. and on one end of this small little thumb. Drive is a lightning connector. So that will plug into the iphone and some ipads than on the other. End is a usb connector. So that will plug than into a pc a mac or ipad pro ipad air. The new the new ones and it will that way you can transfer back and forth but you by the amount of storage you need in. There's no monthly subscription costs or anything prices. Start at forty nine dollars for sixty four gigs. And then it goes all the way up to eighty nine for two hundred and fifty six gigs. And then there's also a one twenty eight version but the ideas that you can easily back up to the thumb drivers a little loop to keep it on your key chain and not only. Here's one of those sort of lesser known features of these. Little drives is that you can load this up with a with photos a movies. Tv shows and songs and then snap into your ipad or iphone and access them right off the drive itself. So you don't even have to install it on the phone or tablet so it's another sort of convenience secondary feature of these little drives so again Sandisk has one that. I really liked but there are other companies that make them to
Employers aim for hybrid working after Covid-19 pandemic - How will it work?
"Exactly a year ago the pandemic forces all out of the office and our studios and sent us working from home. Well we were setting up our at home audio booths. A lot of other people around the world were setting up their at home offices and it soon became clear that we'd need some long term solutions for that not just laptop stacked on top of piles of books. So that's when we turn to our senior personal tech columnist to anna stern and some of you may remember. We had a regular segment with her on the task of working from home now a year later. Were hoping that our days of working remotely are numbered but even when we do reach the other side of the pandemic a slew of companies have announced that they aren't expecting employees to go back to work in the same way as in the pre pandemic days. The new buzzword is hybrid. But what does that mean exactly. Well who better to answer that question. Then of course joanna stern. She's back with us today. Joanna so great to have you here so good to be back all right so right now. It's me sellin my home studio you and your home office. But we're all excited to get some more real facetime in person you've been talking to a bunch of companies. What are they saying about this idea of hybrid work. What does that mean. They are all saying the word hybrid hybrid hybrid hybrid hybrid work. It means that you will work some time at home and time at the office and the analysts are saying that the brunt of people want this people want to work sundays at home. And there's a magic number. Two days i heard the number two to three days so many times in reporting this story everyone is saying we'll spend two to three days at the office or two to three days at home. You pick the number of days so that so bad fifty fifty give or take. Let's talk about what that's going to look like many of us work in open offices. How are those gonna change with this hybrid model so it definitely depends on your organization and how they plan to shake things up and move the spaces around but knowing that we might spend two to three days at home. It doesn't make sense for many of these companies to have permanent desk space for everybody. So that's why there are these new models of thinking about what the the office space will look like and go through. What i think are three ways. This could look at your company. One is same old right. Nothing changes you. Actually go back to your old desk. Maybe there's some more distance between you and your colleague that's nice you don't get the smell them smell bad anymore. It's great the other idea. This is number two which is becoming really popular because of that point that not. Everyone should have their own desk because not everyone's going every day. Is this idea. And i promise you. This is not my term in. It's horrible turam hot Hosking means that you don't have an assigned test you come in you get a new desk you leave you come in another day. You have a different desk and again it makes sense because not everyone is in on the same day. One of the people i spoke to for the story is the ceo of salesforce joanne. All saskia and she explained to me how they are moving to that model. Everyday you come in you find with your team if you want or you know wherever whoever you might be working with you grab a desk in there you go. And we have a crew that comes in at night and they reset the monitors and reset chairs reset standing desks. So the next day when you come in is completely clean completely sanitized. So we're already doing that will now. We're going to do that with most of our spaces and then the third one is really a big change and it's no desk. You have no desk. You're really just going to the office to collaborate with people to go to meetings and companies are doing. This dropbox is one of them. They are calling their their new spaces. Dropbox studios really call it in office anymore. And you just go in you have meetings you collaborate you bond with your colleagues and then you go home and you work from home most of the time. So let's talk about that working from home piece. We've all gotten pretty used to our at home. Setups how is this hybrid. Model going to change those. What are some of the new challenges. I think the big when we have to think about is that we're going to be bringing stuff back and forth and back and forth a lot laptops other. Techy wanted home. Or you want at. The office headphones microphones that kind of stuff. In some cases you won't bring it and you will have a situation at your office where you can keep some of it there but i think in some cases you really are going to want to drag that stuff back and forth because you might only have one of them or you like the thing that you use. Some companies are getting creative about how employees get the extra tech might need. Here's sales for ceo. Joanna subscale again. We provide any role that they need so they want an external keyboard they can have asked. They want mouse. They can have that they. Just get it out of the the vending machine. I need a keyboard and outcomes a keyboard. Did she say vending machines yes. She said vending machines and at salesforce. Unlike some other offices that we may work in. You don't get stale cookies or you. Don't get stale doritos. You've met computer peripherals and it's pretty simple. This is just a way for the it department not to be constantly responding to requests. That i need a new mouse or need a new headset. You're in the salesforce offices. They have vending machines. They're inside there. You go you swipe your card you get it and you don't pay for it. This is this is all free. Means like you're getting it from the department at another nice thing at salesforce to is that once you've gotten these peripherals they give you a cubby or locker to put your stuff in so you don't necessarily have to keep dragging back and forth your keyboard or your mouth your headset. You have it in your space at work. You got home. You have your home setup you come to work you grab your peripherals. You set them up. Got it okay. So that's the tech side of things but what about just communication. I mean we've been doing so much communication online. If some people are in the office some people are at home. How's that going to work. The biggest mistake you can make is thinking that you're going to go back to the office and you're not going to be video calling anymore. Don't think terry okay. And i spoke at length with the ceo of logitech about this name is bracket daryl and he knows a thing or two. About webcams impersonal. Webcams are going to continue to be important in enabling conference to superport. You've got Dynamic where it's hard to imagine going to the office for so many companies didn't have a lot of your neighbor rooms where you go by yourself. Do video call with few people do small group. It's hard to imagine video neighboring those rooms especially when it's so affordable. Obviously logitech is very excited about this because this is their business. Everyone has tried to buy a webcam from logitech in the last year. But other companies have said this to me to zoom. Told me this microsoft. Lots of companies webcams everywhere. Okay so we've talked about video calls but we're using technology for a lot of other communication that we would have done in person before right we've been using slack teams google products to collaborate. What's in store for us on that front. Yeah i mean you have to think about it as we're actually all remote workers now even when we're at the office because not everyone is going to be at the office with us. So that means we have to lean on things like slack and microsoft teams or whatever. Your company uses more to communicate because we're all going to be distributed and so slack in these companies are specifically trying to look at their products and change their products to help with this hybrid. Model slack is working on one feature. They told me about where you can send a video message to the entire team so instead of having to do constant video calls someone on your team can put out one short video clip to everyone in the in the channel and say something so everyone on the same page about it and again that cuts down on the friction of. Hey you said something in the office but the other person wasn't in the office and they missed what you said so. It's really important. The other thing that i'm excited about that they're coming out with is kind of like a audio drop in conference call thing that will let you create an audio call and have other other people jump in. I like to think of it as clubhouse but in slack google's doing a lot in this space to they've added some functionality to work space which includes all their collaboration tools like meat and doc slides etc. One feature. That i think is really important. Is this ability to set your status and let people know where you are ahead of. Google workspace aerosol. Tarot also gave me in scope on how they're planning to beef up. Google docs and this is something that we're going to be delivering this year and we started to introduce. How do you move from. The collaboration experienced made us famous. So the idea that we can all jump in and be the dueling curse into to say. Hey let's enrich that and go from like dueling pursers with names to faces and voices that live alongside the document. That's like a marriage of google meat and google docs right. Yeah i'm i'm pretty excited about it. I mean sometimes. I don't necessarily want my editor yelling at me. When he's editing a my script but at least you know everyone is right you. You know what. They're what they're working on and whether they are actually Looking at the documents. I think that's pretty cool. Said like a true boss. Qatari all right. So what about the home office side of things. How are our home. Office is going to be changing the going forward. I don't think they change much. I think if you've set up a really nice office you're going to keep working there and you're gonna wanna keep working there. Some of the companies and the large companies. I spoke to talked about continuing to make employees feel comfortable in their home offices which means nice stipend survived tech or furniture. Obviously the ceo of logitech is pretty excited that we're going to continue to improve our home
How I Built Resilience: Michael Horvath and Mark Gainey of Strava
"But before you want to ask you about the business model Is free to use. There is a paid subscription side to it. it's a freemium model. A lot of brands uses. Dropbox is a great example. We had drew house on the show and think he said something like three or four percent of dropbox users actually pay for the product. But that's more than enough to make it into a profitable business. Tell me a little bit about your business. Because they don't think you advertise on the app. Right we don't we focus on building things. Athletes love to us and are really glad to pay for an tell their friends about that's the aspect of our subscription offering and it's a number of different parts of the experience that you get when you when you subscribe that make it even better And so by focusing on building things that athletes love that builds a great business. Yeah mark yeah. I know i think michael hit the nail on the head. We really like this idea of having just one customer that we can focus on and that is the athlete for us if you sweat. You're an athlete. It doesn't matter what pace you run. It doesn't matter how hard you out. If you're going out and walking the dog on sunday afternoon put it on strava. That's fantastic for them in and for us and so. That's the idea is to focus on that athlete. We love our free members. They're contributing great content and activities and and being part of the community but our focus is to convince them that there's something here worth paying foreign investing in and together. We're going to build over the long term. Npr's a great example as public. Radio's greg sample because we offer all of our content for free and we hope that people will voluntarily contribute to stations and i think almost ten percent of public radio listeners. Do they voluntarily contribute to their station. But it's a social contract is like we kind of hope. Most of you will in that model works. I know you can't talk about because you're privately held and you don't talk about financials and so on so forth but can you give us a sense of whether the business model works i mean. Can you talk about whether you're you're profitable yet. you're right. It as a as a privately held company. It's not something that We share what we can tell you. Is that when we focus on things that athletes love. It really does make for a strong business and so we have. We have starting point of mark mentioned. That customer is is the person who wakes up every day wanting to be active. And we wanna help them. We want to bring joy to their lives in the movement that they do. That is the basis of this twelve year old old company. We started with a team of six of us with an idea that it didn't have to be big. It had to be great. It had to make meet something meaningful impact in people's lives and we're here twelve years later and growing and thriving. It's been a fun journey. And we're really looking forward to the next twelve plus years a lot of folks watching our early stage entrepreneurs small business owners and they look at people like you for advice. So here's a question that i left to to hear your answer on You have investors. You've raised tens of millions of dollars in those investors at some point one a return on their investment so you have resisted advertising on the platform. But you've got tens of millions of eyeballs on your app. I mean you've got a lot of people who who use it How do you resist the pressure to run ads because at that would be an easy way to to clear some cash. It's we watched social dilemma recently guy and you know this notion of if you're not buying the product you are the product and i really. We believe deeply in that thesis. As we're we're convinced that there's a capacity within this fit community to continue to support and grow this business whether investors are excited about. Its we've not felt that pressure from the outside Do we believe that there's opportunities for diverse finding kinds of services. We offer over the next again. Ten twenty years of course but we really are stuck on this principle that you need to understand who your customer is and stay focused the only to add that you also get to pick your investors so for entrepreneurs out there as it is really important to aligned. What you see is the vision for your company with who you're bringing in to help you grow it. And we picked our investors really carefully on that regard. Let me ask you a question about privacy. Okay i'm one of these people who has like twenty burner email accounts and i use that for pretty much everything i sign up with even though i know that doesn't matter because my iphone knows who i am but i've got this this ring here that tracks my sleep. So they know me. It does concern me. Because i i really am worried about privacy. I know you guys had a feature called fly by that you you now allow people to shut it down. Basically allowed you to you. Know when you're passing by somebody you could see. They're running route. And how do you deal with this question of privacy because people are becoming increasingly aware of how important it is to maintain privacy so you. I mean for better or worse. There's a lot of information that is you know that that's on the app that is revealed on straub. You're absolutely you. you hit the nail on the head. It's it's a. This is very important to us. Because it's very important to do the athletes on strava. So we take our athletes data and the privacy of that data very seriously and we are working all the time on trying to make sure that we're providing the right set of tools and understanding of how to use it in the way that you want to. You can use it in completely private mode. You can open it up to a larger circle and you can be completely out there in public but the important thing is making sure you can educate people on how they wanna set that level of privacy for them and for their needs and thinking ahead. So we've done a lot of things over the years and we're never done it's like it's a constant constant pursuit of making sure that people understand how to stay in that mode of feeling. Good about the information they are sharing and we can go some things that have very specific things. Like how do you educate people on and experience that they may not have really understood yet. When i joined so you have to continually remind them that the privacy settings are there and and think ahead and that's why for example making fly bys something that you have to opt into was really important to us so that someone who joined may not even understand what that feature means wouldn't inadvertently be
After Record Turnout, Republicans Are Trying to Make It Harder to Vote
"Louise Kelly, a record 158 million Americans voted last November. Many cast their ballots early and by mail well now, in the aftermath of President Biden's victory, some Republican state lawmakers are proposing bills that would effectively make it harder to vote. Here to talk us through what is happening with voting laws in three states where the 2020 election was really close our Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting, Abigail, since key of WK are in Lansing, Michigan. And been Giles of Cage's in Phoenix. Arizona. Welcome all three of you. Thanks. Thank you. Thank you for having us, Steven. I've got to start with you. Not only because George is my home state, but because there has, of course been so much focus on Georgia and on Trump's efforts to throw out Biden's victory there. What are GOP lawmakers they're discussing. Well this week, Many Republican lawmakers who pushed false claims of election fraud have signed on to a number of bills in the Senate aimed at making it harder to vote. And that's after Democrats flipped both U. S Senate seats and help defeat President Trump. They would do things like Ban absentee ballot. Dropbox is severely restrict who could request a mail in absentee ballot and would undo the so called motor voter law that automatically updates your voter registration. Whenever you go to the D. M V. Now there are a few proposals that seem most likely to be enacted. One would add some sort of security requirement when you request an absentee by male vote in the future, such as writing your driver's license I d number or sending in a photocopy of your I D when you request a ballot, All right, let's head west over to Arizona Been a zoo, you know Well, Biden's victory was razor thin there as it was in Georgia. What is the debate unfolding where you are? Well, we're seeing voting laws that would impact every step of the voting process. Starting with getting registered. One measure would make it more difficult for county officials to go out into the community and hold voter registration drives. There was even a bill to abolish the incredibly popular vote by mail system in Arizona. The sponsor backtracked off that idea within hours of introducing the bill. What other ideas include requiring people to get early ballot envelopes notarized that's been described by some as a poll tax, and another proposal says You could get an early ballot mailed to you, but you couldn't tell it back. They want you to hand deliver it to a polling place, and perhaps the most controversial ideas would directly impact the presidential election results. One plan would divvy up electoral college votes by congressional district like Maine and Nebraska. Another would actually let the Legislature straight up, revoke the certification of results and let lawmakers pick who gets the electoral college votes. Wow. Um, Abigail. How about Michigan Democrats control the executive branch, but Republicans control the Legislature. How does that dynamic play out in terms of what's happening with voting laws on the discussion over what to do with him in Michigan? Well, it's been a real split screen. We have Democrats and clerks who are pointing to this election as the safest and most secure of their careers. Bar. Bayram is one of the clerks from the larger counties and Michigan, and she called on Republicans this week to say what's been clear throat. All of these hearings that this election was fair and free of fraud. At the end of the day. If people do not want to believe this backed, they're not gonna believe it. Regardless of how many audits are performed. Reports are issue or how transparent the processes and in Michigan are. Democratic Secretary of State is saying she wants to do things like male absentee ballot applications to registered voters and federal elections. Republicans are countering with things like putting cameras on unstaffed ballot. Dropbox is neither of those are likely to get very far. But there is middle ground on issues like making sure there's common training for pole challengers on Stephen and been a quick quick reaction from each of you on that. How much of this in your state? It is. Real policy proposal. How much is for show? Well, Mary Louise after the last couple months of hand wringing over votes we've seen top Republican lawmakers in Georgia say that they're not going to do some of the more extreme proposals. They're not for cutting, no excuse absentee voting, and many of these bills are likely just to appease their constituents who say that more needs to be done. Why do Republicans in your states say changes like this are necessary, Given that there were no major issues with absentee voting in the 2020 election, Given that federal officials have confirmed it was the most secure election in American History. Stephen Bendy one. Do you want to take that one? Justification in Arizona is Pretty simply put as distrust, citing the misinformation that's out there and citing the fact that there are a lot of these Republicans constituents who say they have doubts whether or not those doubts are based on any valid information. Republicans have kind of push past that and just said the fact that there are doubt justifies continued discussions about the election. And changes to the law that they say might inspire some more confidence
Tesla sues former employee for allegedly stealing software code
"Former Tesla's software engineer was ordered to appear before a judge to face allegations that three days into his job, he started stealing confidential files and transferring them to a personal storage account. Tesla's said in a complaint that during his two week employment Alex catalog stole more than 6000 scrips or files of code that automate a broad range of business functions. Catalog claims he transferred some non sensitive data to his personal Dropbox cloud account to use later on his personal computer. He said he didn't know using Dropbox was
Dropbox to cut 11% of its global workforce
"Is cutting 11% of its workforce. That's more than 300 jobs. Dropbox did turn a profit last year, but its sights in part the fact that It's given its workers work from home writes indefinitely now and doesn't need is many in the office. Jeff Global
Are My Instructions Not Clear? MMS Problems and Apple’s Bug-Reporting Black Hole
"So my ms bug. That i'm so in love with it. Had struck me during the very last episode like literally as we were recording the very last episode of the show and i talked to a couple of people on the inside about it and basically was told both gently and not so gently. Look if you don't get us this diagnose there's nothing we can do. What's this diagnosed. So my extremely limited understanding is that basically there's a log file or like buffer remained buffer. Something that exists on devices. And if you hold all three buttons on modern iphone so the volume up volume down in lock buttons if you hold them for about a second then it will trigger assist diagnose and what does is it takes All of the logs that are in memory or on disk. Or what have you presume in memory. But i don't know for sure and it will dump those to the iphones system and you can get to them in settings My phone is locked up. That's cool Settings privacy App data something seriously. Settings is just freaking locked. What the heck We can get to it somewhere in settings and you can airdrop that to your computer and then you can attach that to a feedback once you know. The thing formerly known the artist formerly known as radar settings privacy analytics and improvements analytics data and then you can search for s s and these things are usually multiple hundreds of megabytes. And the conundrum. Right you know apple needs to be able to find something to dig through other than just looking through code to to figure out what's going on and they're not exactly going to have me drive my iphone over craig's house so what you're gonna do but i I had one bog about links or the bug numbers in the show notes. I'd one bug that apple closed and then reopened probably because of all my coaching and whining. And then i made another bug. These have steig noses so apple people i love you. Wouldn't you mind just going ahead and taking a look at this please now. I'm going to do the cardinal sin of a person on the internet. I'm going to bring up something. That i got in trouble for in a different place because apparently i really liked punishment and i at the same time. This was all going on. This is literally christmas christmas day. That was know finally grabbing since diagnosis Right when it when it was happening. I also noticed that my beloved sinology drive client. Which is you know this. -nology version of dropbox They they're icon on big sur if you if you use their quote unquote minimalist. I conscious to say they're monochrome icon. There i call him. Big sur in dark mode is super duper bright white. Which is like the world's most ridiculously silly aesthetic bug that affects nothing functionally. But it's really annoying on my laptop. And so i filed a bug. I it was the twenty third or something like that. Saying hey can we fix this icon in the certain setting on this certain us on the certain machine that'd be great and i was expecting them to be like whatever dude. Leave us alone. I was getting replies from them. Christmas eve christmas day the day after constant replies about something that is the dumbest bug in the world. It does not matter. And i'm getting all these replies from sinologist like like it's their job to keep their customers happy. Imagine that they value customer sat and and so it was startling to me. Because i didn't actually expect a response from sinology. All be certainly not on a time that most companies not all most companies are probably you know on skeleton staff or perhaps off entirely. Apple is and sure enough. I'm getting replies nonstop and it's just so striking how quietly hostile bug reporting is within apple and how actively great it can be a company who really cares and so with that with bad mouth aside. Hey fix my bug please. That'd be great. You've you've invoked my a time delayed rage by putting the word sis diagnosis and follow up. I must now At my recent complained about it. So there's a bug that i've been tracking It's the bug that. I saw him one of my aps. But it's not a bug in my app. As far as i can tell. I saw it in the big sur beta. I made a sample project that just puts a window on a screen and just demonstrates the bug right even put a little bug icon on it right. So here's a sample project with with very low code like you know. Twenty lines of code reproducing this bug and sent it the apple during the big sur beta of course they send it back after like a week saying we need to diagnose sure whatever they did also ask him by the way although this is diagnosed hotel what time you captured it. Yeah i'm like seriously you. I mean surely the time is right. Isn't it a giant log. Yup right and not only that. But i think the file name might have data and then of course the meta data for the filed self has the data it. But whatever find here you go apple. Here's this diagnosed i. I ran my sample project which is attached to the book report. And sure enough when you follow the instructions and run my sample building project. It triggers the bug and then i capture assist diagnose and then i noted the time and here it is and then it sat there for like a week or two and new betas came out and didn't get fixed and then they send another thing that bugs is can you please capture a six diagnose and tell us the time that they came out and this is like a month in us unlike omega. Listen and i did. I did the cardinal sin. Which is like i tried to communicate to whatever. This is replying to me as if it's a human because i don't know that it's a human right and i said listen. Here's another i did it again. i did. Here's another diagnosed. Here's the hammock captured and said like. Why are you asking me the time that i did. It was captured. Can you reproduce. It does the sample project that included not work for. You like that's valuable data. Hey guess what We can't reproduce this right. And i said i'm running it on the dc k. Because at this point. I'd sworn off big sarma main computer. I was able to reduce on both but by by this point. No more big mac pro. So is it like what's the problem. Can you not reproduce it like. Are you having trouble reproducing. Our mind -struction is not clear should capture like a screen screen capture video showing what it looks like. In fact i took photos of my screen and the rural report. And i said because when i tried to take a screen shot at triggers like a refresh effect which fixes the cosmetic bug fixes the cosmetic bug if you take a screen shot of it for whatever reason and i included that info on the original book report and i took photos of my screen and i said. Here's why i'm sending you photos on my screen and not screenshots so helpful and it's like a month in like what's going on no reply and anyway came to. My bug is not fixed. still no reply bug. that's
Shawn Swyx Wang: Engineers and Strategy
Google Play Core Library Problems
"Play core library problems. Google provides android app developers with a component called the google play core library the android developer. Docs describe this component library by saying the play. Core library is your apps. Runtime interface with google. Play store some of the things you can do with the play. Core include the following download additional language resources managed delivery feature modules managed delivery of asset packs trigger in-app updates and requests inap- reviews. So you know it's a it's an. Api essentially interface to the online. Google play store that allows apps to interact with various play services from within the app itself. you know so you know you could dynamically load additional code additional levels of game as needed maybe Poll locale specific resources And of course interact with the review mechanisms and since this is the officially sanctioned and recommended way to do this many popular i would argue well-designed android apps utilized this library. Those include google's own chrome facebook the face the android facebook app the instagram at what's app snapchat booking And even the edge browser Facebook and instagram alone account for five billion and one billion downloads respectively. So just imagine the total number of android apps worldwide that have historically incorporated this library at google's best meal. It's and it's the right way to do it. It's you have if you're app has as some need to interact with the google. Play store after it's been downloaded and installed this is the officially sanctioned way to do it okay so the problem is a quite serious bug was discovered inside this very widespread common app library and because the library is linked into android apps to become part of them. That this isn't something that google can fix with an android update You know Even for those android smartphones that would be receiving updates. So what's the bug. A- quote the company with the oxymoron name over secured. Since this was their discovery they explained the google play core libraries a popular library for android that allows updates to various parts of an app to be delivered at runtime without the participation of the user via google. Api it can also be used to reduce the size of the main ap k. File by loading resources optimized for a particular device and settings localization image dimensions processor architecture dynamic modules at thousands really cool instead of storing dozens of different possible versions. They said the vulnerability we discovered made it possible to add executed modules to any apps using the library meaning arbitrary code could be executed within them an attacker who had a malware app installed on the victims device could steal users log in details passwords and financial details and read their mail so again the the a well meaning high volume app installed on on a apple smartphone. I mean sorry android an on an android device. It's got this library. The library has a bug that allows any other app in the phone to utilize the bug to cause that they well-meaning app to download. Whatever the bad guys want so essentially it allows any malicious app to penetrate to penetrate androids critical inter up sandbox which exists solely for the purpose of isolating apps from each other to prevent them from access access to each other's stuff and although google knew about this earlier this year and immediately patched the vulnerability back on april. Sixth of two thousand twenty. Apparently not all developers received the memo checkpoint. Research took a look at this just last week and explained what it means. They said when we combine popular applications that utilize the google play core library and the local code execution vulnerability. We can clearly see the risks if a malicious application exploits. This vulnerability can gain code execution inside popular applications and have the same access as the vulnerable application. The possibilities are limited only by our creativity. They said here. Just a few examples. Inject code into banking applications to grab credentials. And at the same time have sms sprint permissions to steal the two factor authentication codes inject coated enterprise applications to gain access to corporate resources inject code into social media applications to spy on the victim and use location access to track the device inject code into instant messaging apps to grab all messages and possibly send messages on the victim's behalf. Anyway we get the point. It's bad and in their proof of concept demonstration checkpoint used a malicious app to steal a log in authentication cookie from an older version of chrome which was built using the original library once in possession of the cookie. Of course now you can do session personnel right. The attacker was unable to gain unauthorized access to a victim's dropbox account so as i noted earlier. The library was updated back in april eight months ago. But last week checkpoint identified fourteen apps having combined downloads of nearly eight hundred and fifty million. That are still vulnerable today. Eight months later with a few hours of their publishing their report the developers of some of the named apps had released updates that fix the vulnerability it only took them eight months public shaming and some outcry
Google Photos now charges, so what to do?
"Dot com slash talking. You may have heard many people ranting this week about google which chains its plans for google photos for five years. Google has told us. Hey upload everything for free and the will not charge you well now that they've got four trillion of our photos. They change their mind on that in june. It's going to start charging a minimum of the dollar ninety nine per month. Probably a lot more for folks to be able to upload and access their photos on google photos. i'm mad. I assume you are too. And i'm not gonna use google photos anymore. I'm done the question for many people is so what now. Well let's run through the options. Amazon photos is probably the next best. Step anybody paying one hundred and nine hundred dollars. Yearly for prime membership to get the faster shipping and entertainment also get free unlimited photo storage now. Amazon photos is not as easy to use as google photos. It's not as easy to use. His icloud for prime is a good place to go. My recommendation though is created albums. So that you'll be able to find the photos. Don't just throw everything up there. Apple icloud over. A billion of us have iphones. And we're taking zillions of pictures and we're getting next from apple all the time saying that we've run out of room They can do something about that but they don't want to because they want to sell you this online storage program which starts at only a dollar fifty gigs. Which is really tiny. Three dollars for two hundred gigs or ten dollars. Monthly for two terabytes. I've got forty terabytes on my desk. So that shows you where i'm at. I don't know about you. But i do not like getting nag messages from apple. So i'm not an icloud. Fan dropbox very simple. They're not they're not trying to sell you advertising. They're not trying to sell you other products very simply ten dollars a month for two terabytes which is great microsoft microsoft. Three sixty five seventy dollars a year for one terabyte which is not enough but you also get access online access to word excel outlook and powerpoint back to google. Here's how much. Google charging ten dollars a month for two terabytes or fifty dollars monthly for ten terabytes. And don't forget that your storage also includes g mail. Google docs google drive all of it. I believe that my g mail is forty gigabytes. And i don't have the years to be able to sit there and start deleting like a madman. So i pay and i'm not happy. The best deal in town. Best deal in. Town is smug and flicker smug mangas aimed at pros and photographers. Who are really into it. And flicker is for the general. Crowd flicker is sixty dollars a year. Unlimited photo storage. Smug mug starts at fifty five dollars yearly unlimited photo storage. So again apple is and twenty dollars. A year for two terabytes smug magas fifty five dollars a year with unlimited photo storage. Does the best deal in town. They need to do a better job of letting people know about this. Now if you don't wanna do online storage there's always hard drives. That's good and bad. You get a lot more room on a on a traditional spinning disc car drive but they will eventually fail. You can pick up an. At drive for about one hundred fifty dollars
Seattle - Kim Wyman leads Gael Tarleton in Washington secretary of state election results
"Over 24 7 News Center and because so many people voted early results for some races in Washington could be final tonight. Others may take days or even weeks. Secretary of State Kim Wyman says initial results will be posted on county websites. Soon after eight o'clock election officials will be on collecting ballots from drop boxes multiple times today all day today, County election officials across the state will be monitoring those boxes and emptying them regularly. We already have over 70% of our balance back, which is unprecedented. We've never seen this before, so it's exciting. There are also voting centers across the region to help with any ballot issues or to register if you're a first time Votre because, yes, you can still register in person. But eight o'clock is the deadline to either get it postmarked or in a dropbox. Wyman expects turnout to exceed 90%, which would be a new record
Trump and Biden hit key states in final campaign stops
"Of the axioms of presidential campaigning watch where where the the candidates candidates are are travelling travelling in in the the final final days. days. And And on on this this final final day day of of activity activity before before Election Election Day, Day, it it looks looks like like Pennsylvania Pennsylvania is is considered considered the the most most important important prize prize and joining us live CBS News Political reporter Caitlin Huey Burns, who's been all over Pennsylvania. Caitlin, Thank you so much for joining us. Hi. Thanks for having me. So you're on the road somewhere in Pennsylvania. Why has the Keystone state emerged as perhaps the chief target here by both the Trump and Biden campaigns. That's right. We're leaving Bucks County and heading back to Philadelphia. This is the battleground of all battlegrounds. President Trump was here making four stops around Pennsylvania yesterday. Joe Biden is barnstorming the state today with this family come alone. There is also here. Pennsylvania is key for a couple of different reasons. First, it offers 20 electoral votes. A huge prize for whoever wins the presidency and also in 2016, it was decided by just 44,000 votes that's such and there are large in and at the margin that help Trump When the White House he's hoping it helped when again, But both campaigns say that this is a very close race, perhaps closer than the polls we've to believe, and the Biden campaign wants to take know voter for granted. They're crossing all over the state today, hoping to get every last vote out. We also know that Pennsylvania this is the first time that they're having absentee ballots, no excuse absentee ballot programming. About three million people have requested an accepted absentee ballots. Um, we've been talking to voters who like this process. Want to make sure Their vote isn't to be counted. You know, it seems like Pennsylvania. Like many other states, It's really an election between the cities in the suburbs and then the rural areas where the president has a real stronghold. That's absolutely right. So you're going to see the vice President Joe Biden, campaigning and places like Philadelphia and the suburbs around Philadelphia, which, as we've seen since the 2018 midterms have shown kind of perhaps a realignment of the parties also campaigning in places like Pittsburgh. The president, meanwhile, has been campaigning in areas that he flipped. In 2016 counties. Ah ah, that, you know that include former Vice President Joe Biden, hometown of Scranton, Uh, that flipped from Obama to Trump in 2016 hoping to maintain those areas support. You're going to hear the president. Talk about oil and fracking. You're going to hear Joe Biden really talk about Krone virus pandemic and making that a centerpiece of his campaign. We talk a lot about bellwether places. What part of Pennsylvania? Are you considering the bellwether tomorrow night to see which way things might go? Well, a couple of different places that we focused our reporting right now. We as I mentioned we're in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This is a place where the margins have really narrowed in 2016. Hillary Clinton wanted by fewer than 3000. Votes, and you talk to a variety of different voters at a early Dropbox location, who kind of gave us a sense of that area as a key battleground watch. We're also keeping an eye on those three counties that Trump flipped from Obama to trump in 2016 1 of them is a place that we were over the weekend, North Hampton An area that we were walking around name neighbors, neighborhoods with canvassers and finding trumps science Next. If I don't sign their neighbors against neighbors, you could be in the same neighborhood and be supporting two very different candidates. So those are kind of the areas that we're watching to see. It's basically a game of turning out your voters. And that's why if you live in Pennsylvania, you're likely getting calls from campaigns urging UT either Get your ballot in or show up on election Day. Hey, Caitlin, our time is up, So I need a quick answer on this, but Do you agree with this? Thought that whoever wins Pennsylvania wins the election. I think it is going to be critical to whoever with the White House. All
Boston - Over 2.5 Million Massachusetts Voters Have Cast Their Ballots In November Election
"Million ballots have already been cast ahead of the election here in Massachusetts, doubling early voting numbers ahead of 2016 Election Day is next Tuesday, but many voters have already spoken. It. Boston, one third of the city's registered voters have cast their ballot early. Mary Body Wall Street, minding those still planning to put their ballot in a dropbox to remember those drop boxes will be locked on Halloween night. Drop boxes will be unlocked in five PM Saturday until Sunday morning. The safety concerns so after five PM on Halloween night on Saturday, you will not be able to drop you from reality about it in that box until Sunday morning. Those safety concerns coming after a man placed an incendiary device inside a drop box outside the Boston Public Library, destroying some ballots, damaging others.
Dozens of ballots destroyed after fire set at Boston dropbox
"A man has been arrested in connection with the ballot box Fire in Boston 39 year old Worldly Armand of Boston is charged with willful and malicious burning. Sunday morning, the contents of a ballot drop box outside the Copley Square Library were set on fire, and around three dozen ballots were damaged. 87 were still ledge, a ble enough to be processed. According to the Office of Secretary of State Bill Galvin. Galvin has directed all local election officials in Massachusetts to boost security around ballot boxes.
Boston Mayor: the last 10 days
"Anna during his a very busy time to be the mayor of Boston but he is taking time out for us anyway in our monthly Mondays with Mayor Marty Walsh. So welcoming back to the show Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Hello. Thank you very much great to be with you today. Great to have you, I don't WanNa paint this picture mayor Walsh because I was thinking about your last ten days or so a ballot box set on fire daily state. Corona virus cases about a thousand people in person learning shut down the schools the chair, the Boston School Committee resigns even as they make historic move to suspend the entrance exam, the exam schools state lifts the Eviction Moratorium three major holidays ahead it is a massive task to be the mayor of Boston right now how are you doing? We have little election week from Tuesday. Oh yeah that. It's Boston's a great city and I love being there. Obviously every day there's new challenges that are in front of, US diesel jobs, very extraordinary times that will. It's important for all of us understand that you know we will get to all of these things You know it's complicated. I was saying the other day my chief staff that you know there just doesn't seem to be any reprieve at all You know the other night school committee meeting there was historic vote lots of conversation lots of emotion around in the to end the way it was unfortunate. But but you know hopefully after next Tuesday you know you know corona virus and talk has been country for everyone. So after next Tuesday, we'll see what happens but I'm hoping for a certain outcome and that election I think a lot of people who are listening to this radio show hoping for the same outcome I I'm hoping for and you know in this country a lot of. And and right now we have to get through it and You didn't mention but the racial unrest as well. The stomach racism all of that stuff is front and center, and it's important for us to continue to move forward one of the other to get to this time. So you just talked about the election. Let's stay there for a minute. police have made an arrest in the case of the ballots that were set on fire and dropbox and Copley. Square yesterday are you concerned about more cases every election related violence or tampering or vandalism, and how are you preparing the city for that? But. You know I'm hoping that we don't have you violence at. A lot of it's going to be What happens in the election I think that you know you have one candidate in the president. Has undertone of creating. Okaying violence, it's not going to be tolerated here in the city of Boston on the police department has. Is, an has increased patrols in areas where election ballot boxes are located but also preparing for Election Day to make sure that we have I don't think it's going to happen here border intimidatation I. Don't think we'll sit here in Boston but you never know around the country I. Think you'll see different pieces of. What as far as the ballot box fan I wanNA. Thank the Boston Police Department for this action and our alliance. Partners and members of the community played a role to arrest suspects. In copy? Square. For the ballot box incident this was an isolated incident and so we're going to be making sure that we've asked the district attorney to investigate it to its fullest extent. A number one priority certainly making sure that the integrity of the elections are upheld and I wanNA thank all the partners and I think as we continue to before I do not feel I think that hopefully this is an isolated incident and I think it might be but we are going to continue. We have the boxes monitored under surveillance cameras and we're going to be increasing our security. So people feel free to devote and we want everyone to vote. So you know if you if you haven't early vote out and you want to use these boxes in the primary had a couple of places we have seventeen right now in in the final. So we want you to use box. Want you to make sure that you know you do you early vote. Get get all that if you can because the more people vote now on the less lines will have on election day. We talked a minute ago about some of these challenges with the corona virus. The city now has an average positive test rate above six percent according to the city's latest analysis of neighborhood testing data I wanted to ask you. So we've been hearing public health officials for awhile anticipate some kind of surge in the fall and I wondered are the numbers that we're actually seeing now in line with what you expected for this time of year in whatever modeling or planning might have done or or are these surges the surge bigger than you thought we'd be in right now how are you looking it and thinking about it? I don't think categorizes as a surge yet it's definitely increased We're seeing numbers every every week. Now the new numbers as of today from yesterday, and over the weekend two, hundred and seventy three new cases which a lot probably the highest of seeing one day. Actually might be two days in number by the seeing or in hundred something range of the day. Now, for the last couple of days that's the highest we've seen since around June So certainly you know I probably already is making residents are safe and how big The experts have said that we would see a potentially an uptick in the month of October November and December and they also has mentioned that it isn't coming upon all of us that we could actually keep those numbers down by wearing masks and making sure that we do everything we can social distancing avoiding black gatherings I'm also encouraging people to things tonight today to get tested I think it's really important having accurate number of tests you're in the city of Boston. So we get an accurate account with the number really right now six point two percent. In the second piece is down suggesting the people to get your flu shot. Because as we head into this month of September October November area that you know the people are GonNa, get any the colds flu. It'll be confusing want to try and cut down on learn through visits if at all possible.
Prom at the Polls - Young Voters Taking Charge
"Thanks for being here. So so be tell us about promised the polls, what it's all about and what promised polls doing in the weeks leading up to the elect show prometheus polls is a youth led civic engagement event meant to take back twenty twenty, and we're doing this through a series of social media challenges and different fund ways for young people and adults to get involved and make the voting process. Exciting. We lost our promise graduation. We lost so many things due to the pandemic and we're GONNA, take that back with prompt the polls we are creating excitement around voting through the challenge. Hashtag proposals and Hashtag address up to vote. Those are the two main things that we're working on now and all the way up until the election. So the first one we're using the HASHTAG proposals is challenging someone to go to the polls if you or to vote by mail with you, and we're doing this to create a big wave of youth voters and to get so many more people engaged to wouldn't have before. So if I challenged my friend to vote and they vote with made than they challenged someone else I'm reaching so many more people than if I just voted alone so. You may ask what is a puzzle so a proposal similarly to proposals in highschool for problems or forms it is asking someone to go out with you. So in our case, we're asking people to come with us to the polls or to just vote with us from the comfort of our own home. The other aspect of this is dressing up to vote. So we're using the HASHTAG dress up to vote, and if you participate in any of these challenges, which we really encourage you all to do make sure to use the Hashtag online. So we can spread the word and share the. Content that you're creating but dress up to vote is exactly what it sounds like. It's putting on prom or formal attire and either going to the polling place or walking to your mailbox or going to a dropbox to cast your ballot. But making sure that you're voting in style and just making voting fun and exciting for everyone and up until the election will be participating and we have some really interesting people and Super Cool influencers who are participating, but it really comes down to the youth and the population participating everyday people getting out getting excited about voting and participating in these different challenges. Tell us a bit about how promised the poll started promised. The polls began when you actually introduced the five of us and put us in kind of a think tank room and we all are really passionate about getting out the youth vote and making sure that every young person in this country knows that their vote matters and that their voice matters and we wanted to come up with a fun and creative way to inspire young people to go to the polls to vote and make their voice heard on election day. Nicole Brown celebrities are really stepping forward. So just one quick word of encouragement. Please encourage other folks to get involved in their platforms the way you are. I WANNA say that first of all is not lost there is still time there's eighteen days as a young man named Jerome, Foster, the second who created prompt the polls. That's the thing we joked about at the beginning he's trying to encourage young people to enjoy their senior year at the polls. So find somebody you WANNA, take to the polls and and shout them out and shoot your shot, and then just encourage people to find different interesting Korean of ways to go and make a different voice matters use it out of the first meeting after you connected us we came up with this idea and ever since then have been meeting daily to pull it off and make it happen. Where can people find out more information? We have a website promised the polls, dot com but most of our information at all of our content is on all of our social media platform. So twitter instagram tech, pock facebook you can go there and we'll be posting some super cool content from now until election day on the various platforms and you can find more ways to get involved. They're amazing. And Matthew. What do you think is the goal for promised the polls what do you hope that promised the polls will accomplish I. Think we succeeded if we have even just one person vote in planning on voting before obviously the goal is a lot bigger than that. But at the end of the day when we sit out to start the prompted the Bulls project, you said to results what do We want to accomplish how do we WANNA help and how do we think the country needs to change and one of the big things that we talked about that the vote isn't being considered enough is being cared about enough and there's people in the country in our generation that are voting. So we thought let's take that opportunity. Let's take that situation and make it something fun. Make it something. that. They can enjoy but also make it something that they're going to participate in for the next. However many years they want to see you know really at the end of the day the goal is if we get as many people voting as possible that haven't voted before as many people involved in the political process that weren't involved before and there's many people interested that weren't interested before we've succeeded.
"dropbox" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"So as dropbox moved off the cloud. You moved into Colo's and I realize he's still have a cloud presence at this point but one interesting question about the Colo's is you have to determine where to put them geographically you have to determine your requirements for geographic placement and then you have edge infrastructure as well which. I guess you also have. Cdn's that you're using aside from those. Colo's I I assume in the edge infrastructure yes. We have three different types of way of serving traffic. The high level we have data centers. We have pops and then we have some CD's that we leverage as well so there's three different layers of this. We have a publications globally. We have data centers domestically and then we leverage. Cdn's for some of the content that makes more sense from a cd-rom perspective. Think about sort of Java script and things like that I think we do client distribution as well through some of the NHS where their global reach is actually maybe significant not significantly more than our edge network breaches like last mile a little bit better than our edge network would reach and tell me a little bit about geographic placement there. How do you determine where to put these Colo's so from a data center perspective when we first started doing magic pocket we looked at having data centers? Roughly wanted to have three copies of the data. So we needed to have three different geographic locations. We wanted to look at everything from latency is a big part of it network connectivity. That's available to be part of it. Power cost the big part of it when you're building this out. Here's sort of interesting tidbit of things that we thought about were okay. If I'm going to pick a location and in the process of building this out we're going to be doing it in the winter. We want to do it in Chicago. Answers probably know from a business perspective. You're going to have to deal with like snow delays. You'RE GONNA have all of that. So that was one of the things we thought about. What will it take to actually do this in the time? Sort of where we can textually from like years. Well you know it's not like it's one of the inputs is not the only input right and so those are some of them. We actually have a checklist. It's probably four or five pages of sort like what are the attributes. Were looking for in a data center because it's both geography that's one cut and then there's within that geography. Do you have the constraints on the buildings? Support the types of things you're looking for so for example for us a storage rack currently probably as much more than this. I remember we did it. All hands maybe five or six years ago I think the number we came up with like twenty two hundred pounds twenty five hundred pounds so it's like a little bit more than a Prius. The -nology we used is like the weight of a single store ATTRAC- well some raised floors. Don't support that. So that makes a difference right so then you have to pick like a provider that's actually going to be able to provide you a race floor. That actually has the right characteristics or doesn't have a raised floor and as overhead rate. So these are the things that go into it. It's not just geography right. We can do some cuts around geography and say okay. We don't want to be in the path of a natural disaster. So let's pick a go. That's outside of the bay area ultimately for some blocks. Let's picketed geography that's central the country. So that gets you sort of in the mid West. Let's pick something on the east coast like you can cut it that way. That's a quick first and then there was this okay. What are the characteristics of the facilities that we need to have because that drove so much more of sort of decision making long-term because from a network perspective that you can find some usually pretty good cities and then you sort of what are you picking from a facility inside that city sort of a roundabout answer? But there's a multi variable problem for US got it. And can you tell me about networking so? I'd like to learn about networking between data centers as well as networking within a single data center between data centers. So we have our at a high level. We have an edge network. Roughly pops this is you can think of this as points of presence around the world this is last mile or not really last mile last mile for us to the user. So we're we're GONNA do handoffs to other providers and take on transit that allows us to reduce latency because we can do effectively long-haul connections that are persistent for us. So we don't have to pay the startup costs over and over again. So that's from a client's perspective. We have that works just like your typical CD would work a lot of ways then what we have on top of that is our data centers internally the US we have some data centers there now. We've had multiple iterations of internal data center fabric. The original fabric was of a to post doctoral typical startup. Feel where everything's comes back to the core. We have cinch evolved into a clause fabric. Networking team has deployed that. I think in all of our new facilities. That's been out for probably the last eighteen. Twenty four months gives us maybe even longer maybe thirty. Six months has gives us a much higher throughput between servers. So you're effectively able to utilize more of the cross sexual band between server to server. Try to stay at that altitude for for this. I don't know how much how do you tell you want to have on the network side? Don't know what the listener base looks like on that side fair enough what about. Dns How do you handle DNS DNS for us is handled in multiple ways? We've internal and S we have extra. Dns extra DNS. We sort of open question so I'll say we want to select DNS provider that allows pretty good redundancy in ability to fail over our sites in a quick manner rate so there has to be some characteristics we care about that internal DNS is actually we actually service discovery for almost everything internally. So it's less of a concern so we're not actually. We have fairly robust. I mean you have to run an internal. Dns infrastructure has to bootstrap but ultimately our services internally or talking to each other. We're switching over to to service discovery based architecture there anymore. I'm just trying to pick what you're looking for from an extra. Lds It's a fairly say ds for us is not anything. I'd say this special secret sauce. It's going to be. We want pick something. That's reliable something that gives us ability to have to fail over back and forth between DNS providers as well we look at saying we want to. We want to backed up case. The primary one is down all of those things play into it. I would say it's not necessarily something that I would say is like it's a fairly standard set up in our world totally make sense. So if I'm an engineer deploying a service within dropbox. What's my workflow? Is there an internal platforms like platform? Engineering setup am I just using? Aws what's going on there? This I can probably. I'll go a little bit more technically telling this a long long time ago. We made the decision that we did not want an engineer. Dropbox to know whether they're deploying on top of our cloud or any other public cloud and the reason for that was that from my perspective. Engineers are here. The company to produce product here to produce business value rate for an end user. And so we want to abstract this workflow notion of like I need to understand whether I'm on a dropbox computer versus aws computer versus GDP computer. It doesn't like at the end of the day. They're playing some code and they want to use it right like that's their goal so we made this decision not to have any type of infrastructure or any type of abstraction that required you to reason about this in any sort of meaningful way and so if I started the base level of machine management machine management has a very simple workflow. You can be installed some workflow. This life cycle of am I installed in the data center. I in repair have been repaired. Am I like being re like? There's some there's like a stateful stateful system that you can traverse the system and then on top of that we said okay we have to build cluster management. Dropbox has been around long enough that we'd started on our cluster management software. Well before mature I think Mesa said had some traction but not a lot we actually just said look are bounding constraint. Actually it was going to be memory and network. Bin Packing. Didn't get us a lot of value so we built some pretty simple abstractions and you'll find a theme and drop engineering around simplicity. We said look basically utilize a hundred percent of the memory hundred percent of the network before utilize a hundred percent of the CPU. So that's not something we can pack anyway so okay. What are we going to do? We're GONNA assist system that lets us manage machines very easily for end user and we will build a way that when you deploy in this you can just move a service from a machine eighty machine and you'll never have to know about it. Assuming you use our core libraries. So that was the intent now the way this all get operationalized and I mentioned before that we think about only having one of verses like of types of systems so we try to limit the number of programming languages we have we in production. Really you have two and a half three maybe four. If you Count Java we have go python a little bit of rust in a little bit of a Java and so we make very big investments in our core libraries inside of python inside of go and then we provide deployment systems and platforms that. When you build something you get an artifact that artifact is the same is generated by single build system for all of dropbox that builds Artifact the artifact goes into some into a deployment pipeline that appointment pipeline goes out to one of these machines. Which is this machine. Life Cycle which is managed by this cluster management software and so from an end user perspective. You have this one dashboard. Which says okay input my artifact Hash and then I pushed deploy and you can wire it up to have various types of canaries various types of called the states so you maybe you WanNa staging environment than you WanNa Canary Environment. Then you want the partial push to production the full push production. But it's all the same so I can go from team to team B two Team C at my workflow is exactly the same deployment. That's a great summary. And can you tell me more about internal tools at dropbox like with that emphasis on simplicity? What are situations where you whatever you could have taken off? The shelf wasn't sufficient and you needed to build something internally so we actually try to take a lot of things off the shelf. Good example of this probably the biggest cases comes to mind. The build system we use is called. Basil Basil is a open source system that Google uses effectively a fork of their internal system. And so we actually use Basil for our build system oversight artifacts now. Basil out of the box works. It lacks a lot of things you would need at scale. So example of this is we have to wire up cashing for it and intermediate build steps for it. So what this means is that if I go to push build. I- Basil can either build it self work and look into overcoat cash to see if this artifact if graph has been built before effectively. And so what we've done is we actually have had to build the caching structure for that. We had to build all the package management back in infrastructure for that so when I hit built at dropbox the build file will specify what all the intermediate targets etc etc and those targets. We'll get cashed out in the production. Sustain a production system for caching build artifacts now the next person. Let's go build something. What will happen is is that we'll see if any of those immediate things have changed if nothing has changed we'll just pull the cash version so we actually don't have to do a compilation of that again. So that allows developers have a much faster. Bill time on service at artifacts. Now the real power behind this is that when that's wired up to the build to the CI systems every time someone hits a Code Code Change. The system does the full integration. Does the build right? It caches the artifacts. So now you have a cash. It's continuously being populated by the by the system. So that the next person that wants to go to a bill doesn't necessarily have to do full build anymore. They can pull an incremental out of the cash system that populated so now. Let's say you're building world and you only change one file and you only really have to chain do the bill for that one for the thing that you impacted. And everything else just pulled off the network. So that.
"dropbox" Discussed on Product to Product
"How do you think of that? In a context that's a little bit larger now in a place like dropbox, obviously, that's a public company can that term be used in the organization or do you find that may be better served for maybe? Smaller companies depends on the market. You're trying to go for the product you're selling. It's weird. It really interesting point in time where the success of this specific business is not immediately tied to profitability, but some. Like, the metric that you're actually going for his like roles and having people know your product before you can actually think about like strengthening a business model. So I think that comes from also understanding what your addressable market looks like right, obviously, if you are a product that really really cares about going really having a profitable model in that you're selling for example for enterprises in. Yes that should be your bar. You want something that people would actually pay money for? Let's think about like other types of products, if Snapchat had gone with the minimum sellable product, they would've probably ended up with have of the features a have because they're the way that they think about their product or the rally proposition or the problem even that they're trying to solve is not something that you would immediately get signals from on the revenue side. So I think a lot of figuring out. What goes in Mary is anchoring known. What is the problem that you're actually trying to solve and what does success look like in what metric will be moved. If you wear to do things in the right offer. So that totally makes sense. I think if you're not delineating between B to B and B to see here. You might definitely fall into some traps of features that won't make sense for your product a dropbox. What are you guys thinking about in terms of building, you know, minimum learnable products right now. And how do you guys do have a framework or does the product team come together in a way to understand what that baseline is? So that there is consistent learnings are shipping's going on within within the team. And he is like any organization recruiting doing better job at that. But when I think about dropbox, I think about I don't know if you ever knew the story of how actually dropbox became like Bairo there the own VP for dropbox was primarily driven by this explanatory video that or CEO did of what he thought the value of sync was in. How would you use it on a daily basis? Right. So. That's an example of the earliest MVP that dropbox ever had is they put out this video to see if the problem that they were solving resonated with users and based on the number of people that responded to dead video the followups that's how they knew they had an idea that was worth pursuing more. Now, if we like fast forwards like dropbox has been out true over ten years the point in time at which we're at right now requires us to think about minimum viable products and new investments a little bit different. You have a product that is mature in some way in part of what you're thinking. Or what we're thinking about? Now is like how can we take that offering to the next level because as you know, markets overtime if you build something that is successful. Someone's gonna come in replicated, and you need to continue finding ways of the fringe shooting yourself in providing value. So a lot of the context of fearing out what the next set of minimum viable things actually happen. Slightly different you need to figure like something that fills and Jason to your product. That's one of the first restrictions. You end up putting to the minimum viable product something that actually make sense as well with your brand. And that's an interesting partout around one. You have a brand there is this bar twenty that started zone. Get that people will expect a certain quality from your minimum bioproducts to which is a sort of like a counter intuitive saying when you're thinking about oh, it doesn't need to super polish because it's a minimum viable product. Or I'm just like testing this idea. Like, that's actually where a lot of the challenges that I think dropbox and other companies at our own scaler ready experiencing to do with this favor out. Not only the hypothesis study want to test. What is new value? We.
"dropbox" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"Yes, it's been proven to the underlying operating system and approve to my Cheops. So I will tell you kind of on on this thing. I, I've been thinking about moving some of my stuff from dropbox into clown, but I don't have to because you know, dropbox does integrate well with the files app, but I'm coming up on a dropbox renewal, and I keep looking at it going. I already paid for this. I cloud storage, but you know, the file file management in in the cloud app is has been a thing for me, but it seems it seemed like it's going to be okay. Okay. And I think it would be easier to be able to manage things on IOS probably if it was just in the files up in club and is well, I've been using I cloud for as my primary document and file storage for, I don't know over a year now basically as soon as they announced the new files up and I always eleven during the beta. So about this time last year I started experimenting with it and and have just stuck with it. It's been fine. I do miss dropbox is better in some ways, like sharing a folder and even just file sharing in general, I think, is better on dropbox. So there's still reason to keep it. I still have a dropbox account. I've got a bunch of different podcasts and client projects that require shared dropbox folder because not everybody at work with is even on MAC OS or or on a MAC or device. But the put my stuff I man is through I cloud drive in. It's just been fine. I mean, I know I'm going to hear from somebody in the forum or an Email. That has had a cloud totally screw them over. But I've heard that from dropbox users to, I don't know what to say, but it's been fine for me. I do run a lot of backups. I could also see you though. I could see you being a a mobile ipad user. I mean that the thing you have to recognize what is the difference into platforms like I cannot do screen flow. I can't do final cut. There's certain things I can't do on an ipad, but I couldn't do those on that. You know, low-powered laptop hat. Anyway, the stuff I do when I'm older, I take notes. I use apple notes. I, you know, use the pencil and a notes up and I, you know, I answer E mail and I maybe go on the web and all that stuff works just fine on Iowa's device. All right. And by the way folks, I don't know if you can hear it. It's now full-fledged storming and rain is banging against the the window here. So if are starting to pick that up, sorry about that. But we got weather here in Florida. It happens. The kind for the show should just be like Katie with her hair just pointing straight out. I mean, because the lightning. All right. What's on your mind? Kidding? Well, one of the things that I want to talk about and I think it may we'll work a little bit with your your office set up is I did want to talk a little bit about cables and clutter. So one of my goals is, as you know, and we talked about it with the the smart home and the the. The home kit show that we had recently is I like to have a very tech integrated house. You know? I like to have Siri working everywhere. I like to have everything automated. I'd like to have all of that stuff happening in my house..
"dropbox" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"What were you? What were you saying to yourself on the way back? What was the self talk on the plane ride back. I was like, I have. I could not have like f. this up any worse. If I had tried. Because like co founder and I'm like, I might have been able to get in if I just like hadn't like. Maximally pissed off Paul. Anyway. Now I have no co founder, no y. c. and probably no company. And I like two weeks left to like resolve this may or maybe a week left or is money a lot of time. So as bad? Yeah. I was like, I don't really see how this all kind of lives happily ever after. Then what happened. So then. But my kind of shaking the trees in San Francisco did help. So I met, I met guiding Kyle conduct who had the MIT entrepreneurs club. So he's an MIT student. He dropped out here. He had just dropped out to do just in TV, which became twitch. And then Kyle, then later started cruise, which degrades Kyle has done well. And then I was complaining to Kyle k. Kyle, like I need a co-founder, you know anyone you'd recommend and he, he recommended me to turn out that Kyle arosh were floor mates said he's campus at MIT until he's like, oh, you talked to rush in a day or two later, I got an Email from arosh saying, hey. Like a senior undergrad and Mitee computer science student, and and he was like, hey, I got seem from Russia. And so like I saw your video on hacker news and Kyle said, you're looking for co founder, you know, maybe we should talk. And then it was kind of insane. Like we met in the student center, maybe we got coffee one more time, and then he drops out of school. He's like a senior. He drops out with a semester left. I was figuring this be like a process like tacos parents like reassure note, like we hang out for like two hours and then he then like than we, the two of commit to spending most of our waking lives together for the foreseeable future. I don't think there was really understood that at the time. Fortunately, it all has worked out great, but so but but against all odds are often team up. I think Paul forgot about his meeting with me or didn't like put the two together. We did our interview and we got into see. See. Oh. Funny because like we were doing the interview were milling around waiting for we go down in the morning. We go get lunch. We come back to the car, our our cars broken into on our laptops got stolen God. But fortunately over stuff was on dropbox. So we were like a patient zero for all this. And then we got the happy phone call from from Paul saying, hey, we wanna fund you guys. And and I mean, I, I don't know. It was. It was not the. The. So I, I don't know if this is changed, but for some period of time. I think it's probably still the case, but but you could correct me if I'm wrong. I mean, dropbox was far and away the most successful investment that why common inter had ever made. I mean, certainly dropbox done incredibly will. What points did you go to go to Paul's office? Knock knock, hey, Paul, like in brackets. Now we're friends. By any. She has your remember. Came in tearing Tuesday on a Tuesday, not too long ago. Did you ever bring that up with him or did he learn about it through some other means? I like to remind them about it every every year or two. I totally embarrassed like he didn't like he didn't put any of these things together. He didn't know he didn't remember it. He's like I was so awful at this hap-. So the mostly it's just they, both. Paul just go turn, bright red, and they don't like to talk about it, which is why I like to keep poking at everything now. It's, I mean, it's all good. I would have done this of course him. Yeah. Well, he did till you busy, right? I was super box, but. Some was drop hit. Was dropbox the original name of the company? Yeah, it was. Wow. So just from day one, you had the name that stuck out for you getting the domain. It was get dropbox dot com. Getting the job com domain name was, oh my God. That was that was a journey. So there was a, I don't know..
"dropbox" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"They were looking for an excuse all right no we lost john mccall all right there oh there's john hello john welcome john rare mr handle thinking taking my call yeah at my apartment house has a dropbox where you put the mail order a mail it we call me a money order in dropbox can somebody reached in it's still all the money orders out of the dropbox in cash them now my apartment house is the they're asking each pay now that's a problem that's a problem first of all why it money or money order they requested it either that or a credit card i didn't have a credit card i and they won't accept the check us even a certified check from the bank made out to the company at the time the there i got a credit card now so it's not an issue anymore but it was back in october and they said that they will handle the western union back and forth then they came back to me like last month and said you have to deal with it's a real problem which is why i never i would never pay with the money order the worst thing you do is pay with a certified check which they were going to say oh you can't stop payment on certify check yes you can actually also you can trace it down so there's no proof that you unless you're able to prove that someone stole but here's the problem then then the issue is is it was the money in their control or your control and you can prove for that someone has stolen it and that's i soon as fairly as approved just get the information from the people you bought the money order from and the argument is i put it in the dropbox now they're going to say you didn't put it in the dropbox but if you're able to trace it back saying here is my purchase and it's made out to your company well i think you have an argument that you made the pay payment because you gave them the check and then they lost the check because it was their dropbox that's what my question is it in their possession or that's the that's what i would argue that why don't you just go in the office and handed to them though and that's a question i have.
"dropbox" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"That's it all right no we lost john there is pretty good call there john there mr handle thank you for taking my call yeah at my apartment house has a dropbox where you put the mail order mail it and we call me a money order in dropbox can somebody reached in it's still all the money orders out of the dropbox and cash them now my apartment house is they're asking me to pay i don't have the money the problem that's the problem first of all why or why money order they requested it either that or a credit card i didn't have a credit card yeah and they won't accept the check us even a certified check from the bank made out to the company at the time i got a credit card now so it's not an issue anymore but it was back in october and they said that they will handle the western union back and forth then they came back to me like last month and said you have to deal with it's a real problem which is why i never i would never pay with the money order the worst thing to do is pay with a certified check which they are going to say oh you can't stop payment on certify check yes you can actually also you can trace it down so there's no proof that you unless you're able to prove that someone stole it but here's the problem then then the issue is is it was the money in their control or your control and you can prove for that someone has stolen it and that's i soon as fairly as approved just get the information from the people you bought the money order from and the argument is i put it in the dropbox now they're going to say you didn't put it in the dropbox but if you're able to trace it back saying here is my purchase and it's made out to your company well i think you have an argument that you made the pay payment because you gave them the check and then they lost the check because it was their dropbox that's what my question is it in their possession that's that's what i would argue that why don't you just go in the.
"dropbox" Discussed on The Changelog
"Or they chose to i guess shutdown that that thing so yeah spotify till i think at least some people within spot of i would like to see a win interface and they do have this api that's available online and i don't know for sure but i think it might have something to do with the new drm enabled api's in the browser that's a whole other conversation but because of the drm we can't get direct access to the audio stream and so there are some features which don't work so the equalizer can't work because we can't twiddle the bits in the way that we need to and the visualize can't work and the balance can't work so for now and the you know a bunch of these things get added as you know on top of the existing web api is for now those things can't work someone has a copy working and once i think that's a little bit all share that but because it basically can't work fully i think i'm not gonna included in the corporate today there's dropbox integration so you can if you go to the options menu and you say like open a file or play file you can pick from your dropbox fuller and you planning she put it added dropbox vote and that becomes a playlist yeah you can like there's dropbox has a little like file picker ui and you pick from there and it will populate your playlist with a directory of files.
"dropbox" Discussed on Acquired
"The s one at all although i don't know given the nature of the dropbox product i totally hear the criticism i don't know that active users the right way to think about it because the product it's like there is no you either the product is lives within the operating system so if you're using if you have installed dropbox you're an active user yeah so i see your point would be that like you can go a long time without intentionally using dropbox and they still sort of retain you as a user yeah i think a better to better metrics would be one some way to capture like percentage of storage quota that users are using right because as you get higher up towards the top you're going to become more likely to convert paid then the most important thing is the rate of conversion from free to it and the milwaukee of that and cohorts of that it's true in knowing that we know sort of the most important thing a couple of other narratives one is is they can't decide if they want to focus on top line or bottom line they're they're massively cost cutting by spending years shifting to to cheaper infrastructure but they're still also trying to expand into into new markets and build things like paper and sort of you know risk being we we've seen the company be a little lost in the woods before so it's always concerning to see to see that a little bit i don't know if that's totally a fair criticism i could see why you would do both things the last is that it's difficult for us to calculate the cost of customer acquisition because as you dig into this they do report what they spend on sales and marketing that is broken out but that doesn't but dropbox doesn't include their infrastructure particularly for all the free accounts in sales and marketing i think that's in cost of revenue so it's it's difficult to understand sort of do when when we think about acquiring a customer for dropbox accuster a acquiring a page.
"dropbox" Discussed on Acquired
"Feature that came out three weeks after they founded the company which is you put stuff in a folder and it syncs is like the feature that david and i use to produce this show like we upload our audio to dropbox it sinks and then we added it it's you know it they just nailed it so hard out of the gate totally i mean like we you know our we'll get more into this later in the show but we hired we had a great great designer for us at wave who did our did our logo did our website like you know did an amazing job skies awesome you've worked at facebook like you know grit it all just runs on dropbox like just has a dropbox account and that's how we collaborated on all this stuff and so then what you're referring to you when they post this on hacker news this is this is like somebody replies to the comment comments on from brandon 'em on april fifth two thousand seven either few qualms with this app and the first one is about being olympics user so already you know let's let's narrow the market for a lennox user you can already build such a system yourself quite trivial e by getting an ftp account mounting it locally with curl ftp f s and then using spn or cbs on the mounted file system for windows or mac this ftp account could be accessed through built in software and david you know i don't know why we don't do this for for acquired to to produce i mean it just so obvious that sounds so much more fun than just putting stuff in a folder and having it work.
"dropbox" Discussed on Equity
"But yeah i think that that's that's an interesting point so these days we have a lot of companies doing what's called a dual track where they're entertaining but acquisition offers while they're preparing for their ipo tends like you don't have direct knowledge here by do you think that that might have been possible i mean it sounds like maybe you know salesforce could have been a possible possible buyer we don't we don't know but meet maybe there were other companies that could have possibly talked to dropbox right i if i look at their trading multiple today even at twelve exit words pop today it looks like there's a acquisition premium being bolton into that multiple as it is as a market looks at at at dropbox and again we're completely outside and as we look at that from the outside it does look like an incredibly strategic asset that it would work really really well with salesforce that a company like apple could integrate it really well into platform that even google they've done some integrations with dropbox already could it could be very strategic to them as well i think there if you think about purely the five hundred million users that dropbox has on its platform what is that worth to someone what's that worth to it appa what's that worth the facebook was that were tied at easter shuji players google google oh i think i it it's it's probably still not too late even though they've invested heavily on in google drive and so it it would be very complimentary in many ways because you have a pretty clean interface with dropbox.
"dropbox" Discussed on Equity
"So this is like if you look at dropbox and were and docu sign and z scale they're like backbones right you build a business on top of this tool and now you know now that like we have dropbox first confidentially filed to go public and then it filed to go public officially the numbers is pretty good and then all of a sudden you know not so surprising you see this wave stuff starting to slip slip in right so it's like okay well you if you're an investor and you're talking to your company say like okay you look at dropbox numbers and these look pretty good and so if we think this is gonna perform while like that's at the very least it's not a direct compli get abor arbiter right just like snap was a barometer for companies going public last year obviously they didn't go very well for blue apron or snap or any or any of those consumer companies right so dropbox kind of like sort of like a consumer whatever right but you know as whereas you know you have like companies you know you have a bunch of companies that are built on top his word because they have to have subscription billing and not only have to have a subscription billion the need like some kind of way of measuring at right are might users leaving do they stay what's the turn like that kind of stuff if you look at docu sign like everyone has to deal with documents right and there's a you know miles and miles and miles of legal red tape and it's just like if i'm a smaller company i'm like please god let someone else deal with this because i don't have the frigging time to deal with this same zora same with dropbox same z scaler all these other things.
"dropbox" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Had determined was that generally speaking in the context of physical stuff that while the item is in transmission it's unreasonable to search it they have tried to more or less do that in the confines of digital stuff but because so much data is always in the possession of third parties especially now that everything is connected to the cloud all of your stuff is stored on a server offsite somewhere what you'll have happened is that the government can get warrants include as part of the warrants what's called a gag clause basically prohibiting the person being served the warrant from disclosing that they have been served warrant and use that to get information so for example dropbox a lot of law firms store their stuff on dropbox i do as well dropbox has very good security which is why a lot of lawyers use it but if dropbox receives a warrant from a law enforcement agency saying you know we have reason to believe that this law firm has access of information about a crime by this person and that data stored on your servers give us a copy of it dropbox will do that they will comply with that court process though comply with the gag order not to tell you and you better hope you don't have anything in there that's incriminating because at this point is already in the government's hands and then the question from the standpoint of you know me as a defense lawyer if you come to me and say hey i'm being arrested based on this information that the government shouldn't have had access to i have to try and convince the judge that the warrant was defective in some way and they should never have gotten access to that information so tying this into the whole point with google and apple they get access to all types of stuff.
"dropbox" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"To a regulatory filing released on monday so based on the number of shares of eligible for sale dropbox could have evaluation of about seven point four billion that's lower than the ten billion that dropbox was reportedly valued at on the private market there's more investor demand for the stock though dropbox console another five million shares to bring the total to seven hundred and forty million salesforce crm venture arm has agreed to buy one hundred million shares and of course dropbox will list on the nasdaq under the stock ticker d v ex d be x dropbox is the leader in storing documents and photos like i said more than five hundred million people have signed up for dropbox but here's the thing part of it's free so only two percent pay for the subscriptions so depends on the customer base but i think it's pretty brilliant people send me things through dropbox all the time and i've gotten now i've gotten used to it and i know how to use it a lot better so to me it seems like a no brainer technologies that way you get overwhelmed with technology but then you just give yourself time to learn it and then you see what the benefits are and that's i think dropbox is one of those kinds of things anyway five phones and forging ahead with the iphones meaning how many times can they upgrade this sucker you get seven it's obsolete the next year get an eight it's obsolete you get attend it's crazy what i'm reading about phones and what they're going to be able to do pretty pretty soon they're going to be able to just do everything for us like these bots it's shocking actually say shocking it's progress or maybe it's not progress but to me it's unbelievable i just had this conversation with somebody about the san gabriel sheraton were they have bots botts that they're hoping are going to be delivering people food so you can order room service and come to your door.
"dropbox" Discussed on WDRC
"Companies that we bought into and we tended to look towards companies so much dot com retailers because that whole arena was all over the place but more or less companies that actually built the infrastructure of the internet companies that you had to go through that you had to utilize or your retail business or whatever it may be to get access to the internet and some of them they did quite well for us but again there was a lot of competition and we were very very careful the trim four folios down and get out of positions as they went up but one of the things that you're not able to do right now when it comes to these tech peos is ride waves because all of the wave riding has been done i private equity and insiders they kept all of that stuff to themselves companies are going public way on down the line for example dropbox they did their last round of financing in two thousand fourteen which value the company at ten billion now it's down to seven billion that was a bad wave that those people caught was it not this is something that everyone needs to realize when investing in these ipo's again a lot of schlock brokers out there and be calling people up telling everybody how wonderful how fantastic this is that it's the new academy technology all that good stuff the same lines the same wraps they were using back during the nineteen nineties oh yeah earnings don't ma earnings they don't matter right now really i've heard that before i was there they do matter future prospects do matter valuation batters you don't want to buy something well above its intrinsic value and many of these things are and many of these things are just vehicles make no bones about it it's how it works all these investors that have had their money tied up in dropbox for years years and years and years they want their money back they haven't made dime not like dropbox is paying dividends so as soon as that company goes public what do you think they're gonna do we're going to sell they are going the sell again that's how a lot of penny stock firms made a fortune they would put people in private placements all their buddies all their insiders take the company public and then sell their stock to.
"dropbox" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"Money dropbox you may have heard of drop boxes when people are sending you videos and pictures and bigger files boy some of these internet gurus and what they come up with some smart dropbox wants to raise about six hundred forty eight million that's when it debuts on the stock market anyway the cloud storage companies selling thirty six million shares for between sixteen and eighteen bucks that's according to a regulatory filing released on monday so based on the number of shares of eligible for sale dropbox could have a valuation of about seven point four billion that's lower than the ten billion that dropbox was reportedly valued at on the private market there's more investor demand for the stock though dropbox console another five million shares to bring the total to seven hundred forty million sales forces crm venture arm is agreed to by one hundred million shares and of course dropbox will list on the nasdaq under the stock ticker d be ex d be x dropbox leader in storing documents and photos like i said more than five hundred million people have signed up for dropbox but here's the thing part of it's free so only two percent pay for the subscriptions so depends on the customer base but i think it's pretty brilliant people send me things through dropbox all the time and i've gotten i've gotten used to it and i know how to use it a lot better so to me it seems like a no brainer i mean technologies that way you get overwhelmed with technology but then you just give yourself time to learn it and then you see what the benefits are and that's i think dropbox is one of those kinds of things anyway i phones and forging ahead with the.
"dropbox" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"To a regulatory filing released on monday so based on the number of shares of eligible for sale dropbox could have evaluation of about seven point four billion that's lower than the ten billion that dropbox was reportedly valued at on the private market there's more investor demand for the stock though dropbox could sell another five million shares to bring the total to seven hundred forty million salesforce crm venture arm is agreed to by one hundred million shares and of course dropbox will list on the nasdaq under the stock ticker d be ex d be x and dropbox is a leader in storing documents and photos like i said more than five hundred million people have signed up for dropbox but here's the thing part of it's free so only two percent pay for the subscriptions so depends on the customer base but i think it's pretty brilliant people send me things through dropbox all the time and i've gotten i've gotten used to it and i know how to use it a lot better so to me it seems like a no brainer technologies that way you get overwhelmed with technology but then you just give yourself time to learn it and then you see what the benefits are and that's i think dropbox is one of those kinds of things anyway i phones and forging ahead with the iphones meaning how many times can they upgrade this sucker you get a seven it's obsolete the next year get an eight it's obsolete you get a ten it's crazy what i'm reading about phones and what they're going to be able to do pretty pretty soon they're going to be able to just do everything for us like these bots it it's shocking actually doesn't say shocking it's progress or maybe it's not progress but to me it's unbelievable i just had this conversation with somebody about the san gabriel sheraton were they have botts botts that they're hoping are going to be delivering people food so you can order a broom service and abbad could come to your door and they say they've got about six of them i think all together sex pots.
"dropbox" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"To a regulatory filing released on monday so based on the number of shares of eligible for sale dropbox could have evaluation of about seven point four billion that's lower than the ten billion that dropbox was reportedly valued at on the private market there's more investor demand for the stock though dropbox casella another five million shares to bring the total to seven hundred and forty million salesforce to crm venture arm is agreed to by one hundred million in shares and of course dropbox will list on the nasdaq under the stock ticker d be ex d be x dropbox is a leader in storing documents and photos like i said more than five hundred million people have signed up for dropbox but here's the thing part of it's free so only two percent pay for the subscriptions so depends on the customer base but i think it's pretty brilliant people send me things through dropbox all the time and i've gotten now i've gotten used to it and i know how to use it a lot better so to me it seems like a no brainer mean technologies that way you get overwhelmed with technology but then you just give yourself time to learn it and then you see what the benefits are and that's i think dropbox is one of those kinds of things anyway iphones and forging ahead with the iphones meaning how many times can they upgrade this sucker you get a seven it's obsolete the next year get an aid us obsolete you get a ten it's crazy what i'm reading about phones and what they're going to be able to do pretty pretty soon they're going to be able to just do everything for us like these bots it's shocking actually i shouldn't say shocking it's progress or maybe it's not progress but to me it's unbelievable i just had this conversation with somebody about the san gabriel sheraton were they have bots bots that they're hoping are going to be delivering people food so you can order a room service and a could come to your door and they said they've got about six of them i think all together sex pots at the same time it's the yin and yang of it all isn't it.