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"google chrome" Discussed on MarTech Podcast
"google chrome" Discussed on MarTech Podcast
"Minds in the marketing and technology space, so you can learn the tools tips and tricks, they've learned along the way. Now here's a host of the mar tech podcast, Benjamin Shapiro. Welcome to the martek podcast. I'm your host Benjamin Shapiro, and today we're going to discuss how you can prepare for the future of marketing. Joining us is Constantine yovich, who is the CEO and founder of segment stream, which is a conversion modeling platform that helps to measure and increase digital marketing performance in a modern cookie list world where existing analytics and attribution tools are no longer reliable. And today, Constantine and I are going to talk about preparing for Google Chrome's cookie restrictions. Today's interview is brought to you by fetch rewards. Look we're all data geeks here at the mar tech podcast. And in a world where data access is being restricted, sometimes you need to get creative to understand your customers behavior. 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And also since you're into marketing podcasts, check out marketing made simple hosted by doctor JJ Peterson, marketing made simple, brings you practical tips to make marketing easy and more importantly make it work. And JJ is a brilliant marketer and a friend of the mar tech podcast. So to hear tips like how to write a captivating speech, or how to market yourself into a new job, search for marketing, made simple in your podcast app. We're going to HubSpot dot com slash podcast network. Okay, on to today's episode. All right, here's my conversation with Constantine Eurovision, the CEO and founder of segment stream. Constantine welcome to the martech podcast. Thank you for having me. Very excited to have you as our guest. Very excited to talk a little bit about the future. Do you have your crystal ball ready to tell us what we can expect down the road for marketers? Yes, for sure, and happy to share my thoughts with you. Wonderful. All right, well let's rub that crystal ball. I think one of the big things that marketers are thinking about this year is we've been hearing about the deprecation of third party cookies for a long time. We've seen safari and Firefox already go down that route. And now Google is going to be restricting access to third party cookie data. Talk to me about how marketers should be preparing for Google Chrome's cookie restrictions. So I have a very interesting opinion about this. First of all, I hear a lot about cooking future about cooking less marketing and a lot of marketers are looking into the direction of moving away from normal analytics and switching to something that is cookie less aggregated, et cetera. So from my perspective, all these cookies future is a little bit confused because a lot of marketers think that cookie is going to disappear. So the idea is that cookies will not disappear in any observable future. And of course, most of the Internet is working on cookies. The main idea is that third party cook is going to be duplicated. And this is a big difference between first party cookies and third party cookies. So when we talk about third party cookies, third party cookies is not going to influence analytics as we know it right now. Set by the cook is not going to influence the way how you track conversions from your websites. And this way it's a little bit early to say that analytics will stop working just because search by the cookie is going to be duplicated. And the difference between Google Chrome and safari is that safari goes much, much further. So safari has ITP, which actually blocks first party cookies and safari has a lot of restrictions for iOS 14.5 users, where it's not allowed to track them at all. So there is a big difference of what Google plans to implement and safari already implemented. All right, so let's talk a little bit about that. First off, you called out the distinction between first party and third party cookies. First party cookies being a cookie that you put on your own website to understand user behavior. Let's go through what the purpose of the first party cookie is. What is a first party cookie actually do for marketers and how is that different than the third party cookies from other people's properties? First party cookies main purpose is to allow you understand and stitch customer journey between multiple visits multiple sessions or even between multiple page views. So when someone comes to your website and visits multiple pages, the only way for you to understand that these two pages were viewed by the same user is just to stitch it using cookie. So this is actually how all web analytics is working right now. When we talk about third party cookies is when some third party pixel or, for example, pixel or script places their own cookie while working on the third party domain name. So it means that, for example, you have Facebook and Facebook has their own pixel on your website and someone visits your website and Facebook is able to track your behavior across website cross domain. So if you go to another domain name, Facebook will also understand that this is exactly the same user. So this is what we call third party cookies. And deprecation will be related only to third party cookies. So you're still able to drop a cookie on your own website to understand what your user behavior is to understand how users sessions are related to each other. Is it the same person that's coming back? What behaviors are they exhibiting? You won't be able to use a cookie from a different vendor to understand how that vendor has taken activities across other websites. So it seems like this deprecation is more harmful to advertisers. If you're looking for somebody that has exhibited a behavior across the web, then basically understanding that is going to get more difficult. Talk to me about the impact for advertisers with cookie deprecation. So of course advertisers will see decrease in the performance because some tracking capabilities are removed. But of course, mostly we will see consolidation of the advertising market and market of publishers. We will see that mostly at tech company that do not have their own inventory that do not have their own websites like Facebook and Google and possibility to track users using first party cookies will just disappear and will not be able to function anymore. For companies like Google, Facebook, TikTok, SnapChat, and other companies that have their own inventory. Actually, they are able to show advertising based on their own data and based on first party cookies. So for them, the biggest problem will be that it will be not as easy to track customer behavior across different websites, but still it is solvable because most of the users are still authenticated on different browsers and different devices within Facebook and Google and Google will still be able to place for first party cookies or find some other way to understand this custom behavior across different platforms in different websites. Time for one minute break to hear from our presenting sponsor, HubSpot. As marketers were driven to solve problems, and there's problems that can be fun to solve like brainstorming a brilliant new ad campaign, and then there are problems that can be frustrating. Like when your ad tech doesn't work. No matter what the problem is you're trying to solve, the HubSpot CRM platform is easy to learn, use and love because it's designed for the ways marketers actually work. 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"google chrome" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Which of course really has tried in so many ways to make money in every possible way and has failed except for selling ads. Might have to use an extension. Yeah, I'm looking in March, you could bring it back. I see this, but I don't see anything modern. Let's see if we can keep listening, if you will, John. We'll see what we can do. Leo Laporte. Mike is sergeant your tech guys. Okay, so somebody out of sync are using one O 5? Yeah, I don't have chrome on this. I like to keep it pure. Do I have chrome? Where do I have chrome? Do I have chrome? I have chrome on here. I don't know if it's different from the Mac. Let me open chrome. Set chrome as you default browser. No. Help chrome get better by saving all these all your stuff to Google. No. Oh, there is a flag that you can use. There's a flag called temporarily unexpired M1 O four flags. And expire. Those M1 O four flags then reader mode will come back. So let's see here. So I can't just enter reader, well, wait a minute. You've got it. I've got it here. This is on a Mac. Let me see what version of chrome we're using. Maybe I don't have a recent version of chrome. Where does chrome hide this now? About Google Chrome. Oh, I had one O four. Relaunch. And see if this is good. This is a good test. Yes. Because now I'm launching one O 5, now we'll go to chrome flag slash clash. Same thing. Do I make island? Chrome? Experiments, let's search for reader. Experimental accessibility. Okay, good. It's gone. Yeah, it's gone well now. From one O four to one O 5. Type in M1 O four. And then turn that expire flags expired as of M1 O four. These flags will be removed soon anyway. So enable that one. Enable temporarily. And then launch relaunch. And now readers should be here. Let's check if reader is there. Okay, so boy, that will go through that. That's absurd. That is absurd. That's absurd. Yeah, just use edge. Do you use edge? I use safari. On Windows? Oh, on window. You're on a Mac now. I thought you were on. On Windows I use Firefox. Yeah, me too. I use Firefox. Even on even on Mac, I use Firefox. Firefox is my, if it's not working in safari, I go to Firefox on Mac. And then on Windows, it's just Firefox and then occasionally I'll use it. I feel that supporting safari is as good as the only reason I well, I like safari. I just use it because it's so good between devices. That's the only reason. Yeah, yeah, the sinking. Yeah, yeah. So that's why I use it everywhere because yeah, Firefox is syncing is great too. Yeah. I saw the optical line judges at the U.S. open. But then they give them human voices and they have a variety of voices depending on how close it was. That's hysterical. That's what Burke was telling me. It could be out. Maybe out. I wonder if I could find line judge voices.
"google chrome" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Getting on. Let's see. Are you using Google chrome? Or Firefox? Try the second link. All right. Let's see what we get to respond son. From Nina in the meantime, yes, second email. That. The great new merle. Now it's a second one. Let.
"google chrome" Discussed on The CyberWire
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"google chrome" Discussed on The CyberWire
"google chrome" Discussed on The CyberWire
"Slash products slash security. When we were looking at your work it was using a name that was attempting to masquerade. Itself is google chrome update and when we were looking at the alert. Something just didn't feel right because the thought that we had is. Hey you know. Google chrome updates. Don't typically come down in this fashion. Why is an employee attempting to kinda manley install these if they are legitimate updates and then what we noticed was like the point detection response to was actually blocking execution that militias jason file so we thought to ourselves. Hey hey we. We better investigate how this ended up on on the hosting question and so two to make a long story short. We did some additional dating. We looked at the employees. Google chrome history. What we found was that that militias zika script file actually came down from the companies of wordpress cms site so that led to some additional investigation in the rest of the investigation unraveled from there. Well let's walk through that together as you say you know you get this odd file which peaks your curiosity what happens next. Yes so we get a file like that. It's about asking a series of questions. The first one is like how did it get there in okay at came from the company's wordpress sites l. o. Okay why would the company's wordpress site be serving eight militias Jason file potentially then the next question that they were gonna ask ourselves as okay. What does the file do so with. That consists of his will. Actually acquire a copy of the file on will detonate it in an internal sandbox is the kind of see what happens after running that and our analysis what we found it was the first component of a variant of the wasted locker. Family of ransom are basically. This would be the first step in a particular system organization eventually being ransomed in the variant in question was was a was of the waste. Locker family of our so is basically stepped one in attempting to ransom organization by compensate compromising the organizations wordpress site. We'll take us through the infiltration on the wordpress site itself. I mean how do you suppose this got there. And that i host in question what we did is he pulled the users google chrome history and we found that one particular wordpress page was serving the malicious payload and. So what happens. What we're gonna do is gonna look at the source code of the of the page that serving militias file and when we kind of look at the source code. What we found was like an evil malicious inline script that was somehow injected in into the page. Well thinks things got a little bit more exciting from from there because remember when the investigation started. It's three o'clock in the morning eastern time we've got one host. That's the scope of this. So what happened is more user started to wake up. Excuse me more. Police woke up and started to start their day. More and more systems. We're starting we're starting to get more and more alerts of this activity from from different from from different hosts in question. And we repeat yeah. We repeated our investigative process in what really started that. The frighten us was were seeing multiple pages on the company's wordpress site with the same inline injection now. Luckily the technology is blocking execution of the militias file. But keep in mind. This is a wordpress site. That's accessible to anyone. So not only can the employees of the organization access. That been anyone noth. Internet connection could potentially be know victim victimized from result visiting the this particular any of those web pages so there is a level of urgency there and it wasn't just one page it was multiple pages so we're thinking okay. We've got to move really really quickly here. So our investigation pretty much looked works like this. Let's let's look at the source code of all the compromise pages and then the first step. It's pretty basics from there. It's like okay. What version of wordpress is the organization running. And what we've got some third party tools deck. Just get us. You know the the version of the wordpress aversion that's running and we found that it was running a legacy version so at that point. We said there are some okay. Listen there's some type of vulnerability that's being exploited here and we kind of look at the totality. What's happened happening. We sell the Across open source research that attributed to this potentially being Gaulish rammer in basically. That's a framework used by attackers. To spot vulnerable wordpress sites in injects pages with malicious script. That ultimately will serve something like zip j. script file posing as a fake update with the intent of gaining access to two systems to eventually Conduct a ransomware attack so for the user themselves. I mean you're someone who's browsing around on this company's website on their wordpress site as you say is this a situation where something pops up and says hey time to update chrome. Yeah and that's what makes us a little bit more scary. Imagine your employees visiting the wordpress site for the organization. You work for your using google chrome and then after visiting the wordpress site you get a pop up it says. Hey it's time to update google google chrome. You're most likely going to say yeah. I'm download that. And i'm gonna run that and that's what exactly happened. So the real scary part is like users running. Google chrome visiting their own work with organisations wordpress sites in being thrown fate google updates which could potentially to the first component of a of a ransomware attack. And what can you tell us about the specific vulnerability here in in this version of wordpress. Any notion of how this code was being injected. Yes so. We weren't able to confirm which specific vulnerability was being exploited. That's kind of one of the challenges. When you're working with a sock is a service it's to you have to move fast when we were working with. This particular customer became more. It was more critical for us to get the help him. Get a handle on it versus okay. Can i get you know. Web access logs to determine which specific vulnerability the guidance that we gave specific customers was say. Listen we know that. Something's being exploited here. We believe it. It's it's it's wordpress application. We believe that based upon preliminary evidence. We can't determine which specific vulnerabilities exploited. But let's go having just update to the most recent version and get this off off the site. Because i think that's the most critical thing so in this particular case speed was was more important than Identify which specific vulnerabilities exploited. Because we wanted to move fast in fix this issue it.
"google chrome" Discussed on Anything But Idle
"You'll see appear in the audio settings you'll see little dog toggle That basically says that you can That says noise cancellation and filters out. Sound from your mic. That isn't speech and we'll go ahead and tackle that for any of you who are like and need You know really high. A level of quality in that sense. There is an application called crisp. and i'll put a link to that in the show notes for you. All about but crisp is a software that allows you to install it and it works across all the systems. And it's what you hear me through right now and so. The technology is using machine learning to isolate my voice and elevated and make it more crisp in the microphone. And so it's a really really great software. it's it's there's premium software so you have to pay for it but it's well worth it to me to be able to have that Strong clear sound and to have all of the other stuff filtered out so that you hear nothing but my voice and it's not perfect nothing ever going to be but it really does a great job okay next or you could go well. The next story is google chrome will return to showing the full euro in a little by little chrome has been hiding the url know showing. I turn debate on there nowadays burly showing the that you're but they're making a change going back to have the full year l. Shown for people you don't need to hover click or copy be able to see again a good move again. Yeah again. It goes to show that google is listening the the you know both from the chromium project perspective but also on the google chrome project perspective I know see the conversations that happen among not just the google chrome product expert team. You know product experts but also among the google chrome team and they are really listening to the community. I know it sometimes feels like people are not listening but they really are and this was one of those places where it was a loud and clear that the chrome users do want to see where they are navigating to and from and hiding..
Xbox Is Coming to Your TV Without a Console
"There's been a lot of video game news lately but some the caught my years was that microsoft is looking to bring its xbox game pass service directly to television. That's correct the xbox game pass ultimate subscription service which you can of like microsoft's answer to video games as what net is to movies and tv. It costs fourteen ninety nine a month and currently gets you more than one hundred games on. Pc's and android tablets and phones all without an xbox console now microsoft says it wants to make the service available on more screens including working with tv's and the company is working with tv makers to embed an xbox experience to internet connected devices so basically if you have a tv and a good internet connection you can bypass the three hundred to five hundred dollars. You might spend on a console and have all your games stored in the cloud. This would certainly seem a great way to expand the xbox audience brett. I mean not. Everyone wants a console and right now not everybody can get the new console. They want because they just aren't enough out there. By the way cloud gaming could be the future games as google and amazon. Both app services running now and playstation has playstation. Now service that lets you stream games on. Pc's in addition to its game consoles amazon. Let you stream on. Pc's max amazon fire tv and on smartphones and google stadia streams games two. Tv's it uses google chromecast but it also streams games to various tablets and devices so. It's not a giant leap for a tv to have an app or a bit of software bill inside to do this. Yeah absolutely and it's interesting too because they're gonna also introduced a couple other ways you can Play xbox games. Microsoft said it's also building devices to connect just for streaming game so almost feels like a roku or chromecast but just for your xbox and it's also going to have browser gaming so you can play games on google chrome safari microsoft edge in the next few weeks. We're likely get more news from and xbox before e three in the summer game fester over because there's an xbox in but does the showcase coming up so keep listening in the days ahead as we'll break that down for you
"google chrome" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"Probably not actually found myself using pay more which i guess means that data collection services and things going on that but i guess the point is is through one company. Is everything. okay. We next visit this story. I expect you to no longer be using paper towel. Alternative that ensures that you are completely out of the industrial advertising complex. Thanks very much. Podcast at wired dot co dot. Uk are you using chrome. If you found maternity to chrome while you're trying to detach yourself from the facebook and google ecosystems is apple on the right side of this argument when it says hey come and spend thousands of pounds on our wonderful products in world. Protect your privacy. Podcast at wired dot co uk with your thoughts on that or anything else that we talked about on the show this week. Or if you're going back through the alcaide any other week as well time for a couple of your emails now amit. You've got one about astrology. I have to about surely. Actually we have to mouth this week about the astrology story. We did a couple of weeks ago. Carol right in from estonia about the proliferation of facebook groups. They say there's been a huge explosion of grease without astrology. Channelling tarot cards or being promoted as they have healing properties. they think that these groups should have a disclaimer. Saying something like this is entertainment purposes only should not be taken as we all medical advice which i think something actually really really good idea and something that we. I definitely agree with that in about the same story. He says that back in the one thousand this his dad wet for telecoms company supplied people with daily horoscopes by.
"google chrome" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"Like applications or services it's producing that also collect data and essentially these types of businesses. Will i think it will be probably hard for them to in some cases because you have to convince people to pay for it but increasingly we ask people being more privacy conscious and focused and i think that that is an area that seems to be something that companies want to push in terms of like why you should use that products or their services because actually they're not collecting as much data as rivals and they're not using that data to create profiles about youtube. Adverts that might be creepy or to really sort of do anything that could infringe on your privacy and this is all part of a much bigger story right so apple and facebook. Currently at loggerheads over data privacy with apple increasingly using its greater focus on user privacy as a major selling point for its hardware and software pretty much every time apple opens its big corporate dob. It's talking about how it protects your privacy with more than a nod and a wink. Maybe facebook doesn't so facebook on the other hand really wants you to keep using its products and services which are free and this is a showdown a slightly to have pretty major implications for how we all use technology in the future on the one side your the product and everything's free which is kind of what we used to and on the other you pay up front to ensure your personal data isn't gobbled up and spread all over the place the last decade or has really taught us about a business models of facebook and google and i think over time there has been this realization. Actually what you're giving up your data by using some of these companies and essentially making money based off of your interests and things like that and in the last probably probably five to ten years really. We've seen a lot more. People become aware of how some of the big foundational internet companies and make their money. We've seen from snowden leaks that he Provided from the nsa and from cambridge analytica scandal new legislation. Such as gdp are and california's privacy acts actually dairies. People care about their privacy. They just maybe haven't understood how these companies worked in the past and as you alluded there. James apple has very much been setting itself out as a company. That cares about your privacy. And it's been setting its position as privacy focus business for quite a few years now actually so safari and chrome doesn't track you as much map products. Don't be yours. Pacific location back back to apple as as is the case with some google services. And there's obviously a reason why apple is doing this. It's it's mostly focused on hardware although is increasingly going into services such as apple. Tv and apple arcade. It's expanded his music proposition and stuff as well but really it's really exist to cell phones and tablets and computers so business model is very different to google and facebook which means that it doesn't have to rely on user data as much and most recently as you mentioned james fourteen point five launch across apple's products and included cross app tracking blocking so people. Now have to opt in to be tracked across apps for advertising purposes. And it's something that potentially has the ability to damage facebook's business model quite a bit so goading alley data from a company called flurry analytics. Have you weeks ago when this when this option to opt in to appetizing tracking was introduced the first time eighty five percent of worldwide users clicked not to be tracked across abs- when prompted to do so in the us that rose to ninety four percent. So i think that this really shows that people do actually care about privacy and data and how it's used but i think until now there has been a lot of confusion that people haven't reacted upon this so i think that's what gets us back to the question that we were thinking about the beginning of the school that prompted this discussion is shoot. You get chrome. And i think that there are many reasons why people may want to going forward in may not be something that people think about a lot actually when you consider all these different areas that krone hasn't the google has despite providing some of the best services it showed the actually some of these companies are very powerful and control large parts of what we do online every single day. It's the go back to the supermarket. Thing a con. The big big supermarkets pulled is the more convenient and cheaper. That's regularly been shown to not be the case right. There's a good chance that your local butcher or baker's fishmongers is actually cheaper than a supermarket but the supermarket. It's made it feel like it's better value and it's more convenient and the damage down. The supply chain of kind of the race to the bottom in terms of prices has been quite profound. And there's a degree of that going on here. The it might seem like google makes all the best products and services but there are lots of really good alternatives out there. You just gotta do a little bit more work to detach yourself from giggles ecosystem and go and find one that works better few both in terms of functionality and privacy and matt your case study because you've done exactly this. Yeah i mean. I'm my job is mostly writing about privacy and online tracking and advertising and all these types of things so i'm probably saw a bit of an outlier but my setup has increasingly over the last couple of years being about using google and beyond. It's less facebook products as well. So my current setup is using brave browser on the desktop and mobile. Happy used dr. Go in the past for for some things and on mobile. I'm using a company called start page which desert provides results but does so without tracking. And it's one of the company that's been around for a very long time essentially but has moved more to privacy related things more recently. And so more broadly yet no social media apps on my phone. Don't instrument the only one that happened. No facebook no twitter. Anything like that at all gone. And if i want to use it after log into them through three the browser which makes it a little. Bit less compulsive to of clicks crawford stuff. Well dan you natasha's shaking her head in disbelief are stock well truly and giggles ecosystems. So i always kind of in. All of burgess capability of shutting down everything. He's got involved zero. What's up zero browsers zero. It sounds like it's just very impressive. I i feel like i've gone down so slippery slight because i use my What compete of everything. Now since the pandemic so i used to be. I'd have a computer where i can a computer at home. The computer at home would have far fox and the computer work would use chrome because we use google docs to file stories. And things like that and so it's been a slippery slope where now i've started using chrome for pretty much. Everything because fire fox will not install on this computer. So yeah i'm kind of the opposite of burgess in that i've got seven hundred million tabs open given access to google to do whatever is needed. It's got to the point where amazon's always locked in so i. Today i bought padlock and its arriving this afternoon. I just clicked. One thing. I just i typed in potluck clicked by. This is how much data they have him..
"google chrome" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"New things are compatible with chrome and through search. And these it's an important point because essentially is about the power that google has over standard and dominating these conversations and a few weeks ago. We talked about chrome development of flock. Which is is it's cookie. Replacement technology for when chrome gets rid of third party cookies next year and essentially this is part of that bigger discussion about standards. So google is changing something with flock and cookies that will impact thousands of businesses millions of people working working in marketing advertising. And this process that google's doing around that is a lot more open than other processes but essentially people say that google pretty much. What with the shots at the end of the day around this and really that's sort of like leaning towards questions around of like how we want the and the internet's infrastructure to really work like obviously not allow people spend much time thinking about the browser that you're using. It's very fun or interesting. Subject to think about is something that pretty much everybody uses when they go online and at the moment a lot of us through through chrome and that is the central point and that is the way that people get online. We all need to start finding web standards completely sexy because it is super important. Let's talk alternatives okay. So there's a big reason. The the majority of people in the world us chrome one. Google marketing budget. You wouldn't believe and too and this is really important point. It tends to build really really good products that people find convenient. What google is really good at doing. And this is the same for apple watch apple woman talking about ecosystems is if you use one google service it becomes more convenient to use another and then another and then another and before you know it. Your entire life is playing out on google. So even if you're someone who feels that way you are a one. Hundred percent signed up. Google fat but alternatives author. And what can people do to change their relationship with google. Yeah so there are a few things that you can do women of chrome and chrome itself so you can prevent your browsing data being collected by not sinking to chrome. So you can link your google account with your chrome account. So chrome that. If you're logged in with google mobile little picture of your face or an icon in the top right hand corner and you can pause the sharing their or unlinked stuff altogether so data is shared across that way. There's a little bit less data going into google. And it's also the ability to offer party cookie tracking which is something that as we mentioned we'll change in the future anyway but that can be done already and over. The years of google has improved the tools and parts of it service that let you stop in collected or control the way that data is being collected. Still be honest quite confusing in some ways. There are things that you can do to limit stuff within within google and. I think that that's something we're going to see the company a lot more keen to talk about going forward in terms of like what it's doing to help try and limit a data collection but there are alternatives out there. Obviously so they're a bunch of browsers. The amel privacy family don't don't have the same. Market cloud is chrome so in turn to alternatives include. Dr go on some platforms. Brave fire fox tore if you want to go further extreme privacy but will bruting everything through the toll system moving that your browsing is a bit slower and also some of these alternatives include browser plug ins that can use within chrome that. Stop it from tracking you across the web in some ways and for me really all comes back to this idea of. You're getting a product or service free. So there's probably some trade offers being made with google. That is very much about your data. But i think recently has people four lot more about the data collected about them online. It's really bringing into question. Some of the company's business models and how everything online has previously been provided for free but in the future people might be more willing to consider paying for the services that they are using kind of wild to imagine the in an alternative time line. We might have built an internet where people pay for the services that the us i mean it would be ridiculous to should walk into a supermarket. Grab a bunch of stuff off the shelves and walk out without paying for it and you kind of have that loyalty card schemes. Where you can get fairly big discounts on your groceries but tons of google. The vast majority of people aren't paying the company a penny. So what you're saying is maybe we need to get used to paying for services online with money rather than we've data. Yeah i think that the way a lot of companies are going to move going forward and we've already seen so of new companies in this space. Maybe not so much browsers but services where data collection is very heavy for instance proton mail. Which is an encrypted and we'll make sure possible. Emails into an encrypted has a free tier but to really any sort of like serious use out of it. You need to pay people. Do you pay to use this. There's also in the source search base. There's a company called neva which is pretty new and was created by a former google executive that makes its money from a subscription free. At the moment it's sort of in a beta phase and it says it's about five dollars a month for we'll search is to be paid for and in return it promises to servino ads on affiliate fees or no and.
"google chrome" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"History user identifiers interaction data using using chrome. When you use it when you the things you click in there and use this for its personalization purposes which in some parts means the appetizing. They served you ever ways. It may be using artificial intelligence or things like that to make various recommendations that are more adapted to you but essentially the ultimate of a takeaway from that is the google chrome can collect a lot of data and google says that it gives you the ability to enable features the option to save your bookwork bookmarks and passwords to your google account and sink your sink. You'll google account with chrome but unlike other rivals such as safari microsoft edge and fire. Fox chrome links this data to devices and individuals so builds up a profile and essentially lots of information about you and while it can. Obviously we argue that crow the needs to be handling browsing data. If you're browsing online then you're going to be having to end to this information. We'll have to collect in some way. It can still siphon off a large amount of this information about your activities and transmitted to google together and this also applies if you're using chrome in incognito mode doesn't mean that google oil. Isp doesn't collect information about what you're browsing and what you're doing. A line is just not stored locally on your computer and essentially yet. This is chrome is one of the big ways. The google collects data about you and everything that you do online. It's easy to skip over without writing out. It doesn't really have much of an impact in the not understand how creepy some of this data collection. There was an interesting example. Recently there was a very very viral twitter thread about it. If we're going to keep on mentioning that we spent much time staring at twitter where a guy had gone to spend time with his mum and started noticing that he was being served adverts and he wasn't really sure why all of a sudden most of the abbots that he was saying one had changed and the reason they changed is because the ad network had worked out he was in proximity to his mother. And what she was searching for was being pushed onto him in hopes that theoretically he might help her decide that she should make that purchasing decision. So it's not just everything about you just walking up to someone. Spending time with them can mean that your verts change because being a guess against some guesswork has happened on advertising network side that you might have influence over their purchasing decisions so this is creepy stuff and it's kind of easy to forget how creepy it is and dougal is the most powerful play here by mile right and that's that's your second point. Yeah so it's all about really of some of the infrastructure control going back to the first story that we're talking about this week. That of hugo hands and wild google's data data collection has been known about for a long time. even though people may not have understood the full extent and the creepiest. Some of this can happen. There's also this element of power that google has and one of the experts. We were talking to this story. Who was a former g. h. q. Cybersecurity a security consultant said that essentially when you our company such as google had the majority share browsers for chrome and internet search for google search. Obviously you have a huge amount of power web developers. Seo experts all around the web and online essentially trying to please google a lot of time with what they do. People want to their website so a pay through the top. Google search results. So they'll get more uses a more and more people clicking on it and and essentially within chrome there'a it's a platform that people develop for browser that people develop for so if your favorite website or games or anything doesn't work. Chrome people are less likely to soar. Switched on attorney tiff when they could be seeing something. That doesn't have exactly the same amount of functionality. So google is essentially at the center of this browser market and it has a of power over what people do online and how the web is developed and every time google pushes out a major algorithm updates and changes the way it search engine operates websites around the world run into a bit of a blind panic and try and work out what the implications of the update are going to be on their business and for some websites it can be. Sounds a bit dramatic but life and death you can go from having very very robust and secure business where you're ranking for all the terms the rank for in google and then overnight google pushes update and you go from number one two off the first page which is basically nowhere. And it's similar for browser compliance right. It sounds boring but it's important. If you're somebody who's not been using chrome for a long time you will know only too well. There're a bunch of websites that don't work in some certainly some of the more obscure browns. That's becoming less and less the case but crumbs. Market dominance has ensured that the internet has been written in its image as the websites that exist on the internet pander to google search algorithm and that gets us to your third point matt which is all about web standards yet the the completely sexy subject of web standards but it is an important one and because of google's massive market share. It has allowed the company to develop web standards such as amp which has accelerated mobile pages. So if you're if you're doing a google search on your phone. The top results will be websites that are have been optimized for mobile essentially and google shows these results at the top because the pages actually they load faster they may may involve less data but google introduced this as a format and essentially if your website that doesn't use amp than your results will show up lower down in search results and it's got that power to say. Actually this is the way that the system works and then it led to a lot of publishers and media outlets having to change systems and websites and build. New things are compatible with chrome and through search. And these it's an important point because essentially.
"google chrome" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"It systems we've around somewhere. This was a very difficult decision to make for our company and for me. Personally the chief executive said it's been quite a lot of big ransomware attacks recently am i'm big ransomware. Payouts as well there was the colonial pipeline. Hack where ransom was paid. And the us department justice actually reclaim some of the the bitcoin ransom but it does feel that more people are paying up but is that just because there are more high profile ransomware attacks happening. I think that the groups behind the ransomware attacks we've seen at the moment and there has been an increase in the last year or so essentially realized that people will pay the second and that tends to go against all the advice that is normally given by cybersecurity professionals and experts and companies. That say that you shouldn't actually pay the ransom. But it seems like companies are actually more inclined to do so at the moment and as a result that is all fueled a little bit of this increase ransomware attacks generally and we've seen hospitals obscene across governments. We've seen across private companies. All types of different sectors essentially and ransomware is really having a moment in terms of how widely deployed is. And i think that the next few months are going to see more potential regulations and things that could look to stem the amount of ransomware attack happening see for interesting the federal and going after these payments made to try and get them back so while on the one hand it's bad to pay a ransom because it potentially encourages more criminal gangs to look into this kind of making operation. If on the other side the good guys like are able to get the money back then that sort of introduces an interesting new element into proceedings. What have we learned this week. I'll start with you this week. I learned something about something that everyone wears all the time which is buttons. I learned that men and women shirts button on both sides. Which i don't know if everyone else knew but i certainly didn't if he wear women's clothing the buns are on the left side of the shirt. Harvard human where men shuts the button minds up on the right hand side. I couldn't find any official reason for why the left and right divide happens but there were several general theories are kind of accepted throughout history that this is the thing so one is women used to employ servants to dress them and the buttons were put on the left servants. Could just them properly with these. Another theory is about why men's shirts that's the right because they used to carry weapons and buttons on the right hand side. Apparently make your shirt easier to undo with the left hand. If you're carrying something like a sabre or cutlass of some sort. So yeah why. we still have them though. I have no idea where it's good to keep traditions alive. My favorite kind of fact is a hard fact followed by idle speculation if anyone would like to add to the pilot speculation on why shirts button up on different sides if you're male or female then you're going touch podcast wired. Dot co dot u. k. Burgess what did you learn this week. Yeah you not long. James when natasha said if anybody else knows the fact that about the buttons and i think that this might facts will ireland is. We could probably something other people. No but i didn't so island. The apple's first logo was an illustration so back in the nineteen seventies when the company was founded its logo a drawing up isaac newton sitting under a tree with an apple about to fall on his head. It changed one year after the company was founded in nineteen. Seventy seven to the apple symbol with the rainbow tells. The original logo was definitely less techy sort of made apple a bit like a tv production company also. I thought you were going to accuse me of wearing women's shirts so i'm glad to be avenue all right first story. This week is about incident outages. Amit that's right. Yeah just before eleven. Am on tuesday morning. People started nice thing that huge of the internet seemed to have gone down. They couldn't load web pages of major news organizations read. It stack overflow twitch. Get a pay pal shop. Hi governor uk as well as the guardian. It's an a bunch of negotiations or went down so this was a widespread now is but what was the cause of inertia. Soon as people started seeing their fiery three error message on their screens. They started speculating as to what might have caused this. Outages is opening or these different tabs. Nothing worked what was going on so some people were saying that it was a cyber attack which is based on basically. Nothing at all except for people love cyberattack and some people are blaming amazon web services. Which a lot of websites especially news websites and saying something must've gone wrong and that's why things are down but neither of those theories was true Based in fact in fact the outage lay in an error within an internet infrastructure company called falsely which quickly outed itself on twitter as the source of the problem. Twitter was one of the fees is that didn't go down which was although it hasn't problems with its emojis but that was quite lucky because huge portions of the news media sort of pivoted to twitter so the guardian is tech reporter. Alex hands basically started a live blog on his twitter account Which picked up thousands of retweets because it essentially replaced the guardian tech blog where they would have ordinarily covered the story. The verge dodd reporting in a google document but forgot ten of editing. Say what became a you up with news coverage and it quickly became just a massive random people messing around on it. It turned out that one of the recorded accidentally tweeted out the edit link within the sharing link when sharing the story but you mentioned this is all down too fast but is and i guess. The question that of people have is. How did this company that they've never heard of a week ago. Take down half the internet. This is when you delve into the things underpinned the world as we know it so fast. Li is the three biggest internet infrastructure companies in the world and it provides a content distribution network which everyone's talking about cdn which supports the way that we can access content around the world. So if you're letting any web page to. How quickly appears on your screen depends on how well companies like fastly are working so imagine you at home for example the closer you are to the router and i'm very close to mine because i need my internet to go. Well in this podcast. The fast your internet will work. But if you're further away from the roots around the corner in the garden your internet maybe a bit shonky because you're further away. Cdn's falsely provides basically allows you a large-scale equivalent of an instant repeater. So everyone around. The world can be connected properly to the internet and be able to access just as fast if you're close to the to the root of the source of of the internet to further away so in technical terms cdroms basically use what they call physical structure which is edge service powerful computers that are on the edge of networks where computational data needs to be processed and located in countries close to use it so for example fastly will have a list of different services are.
"google chrome" Discussed on Ubuntu Podcast
"And similarly, get crackin is free per for personal use for public gift repositories. But then there are different tiers for professional use which unlocked, you know, different features. Cool. Okay, I'm going to go off-piste for my first one. Oh Google Chrome. Well, it's a good choice and the reason I use Google Chrome rather than any other browser is because it's better than any other browser. And I appreciate that the freedom-loving, you know, militants might be grumpy that I'm not using Firefox and I thought, Or why don't you just use chromium? And I just find the experience of Google Chrome better, primary thing that I use it that I find, it sucks to add other than rendering web pages. And doing video calls is the multiple personality support I realize, Firefox has container tap, but it doesn't work the same way as separate profiles that you get in Chrome and chromium and I really like being able to have an entire window. That is one profile, one Persona, and then an entirely separate window, which is a completely another Persona. So I can have one for personal stuff and one for work stuff and one for a brand account and one for a podcast account. And when I close that window, I know I'm not sharing any cookies or anything to do with that account. I'm keeping everything separate in separate window and the model of a window is a personality job. To my head. Yeah, my wife uses Google Chrome and the killer feature for Google Chrome is it has a fully capable PDF engine. So my wife does the accounts for Scouts and she needs to be able to fill in PDF forms and submit them places. And the only place you can do that on the Linux desktop is using Google Chrome. Social second one. They Martin, my second one is shot cut, which is a video editor. Now it happens in a being cross-platform and it works brilliantly off on Linux and I've used it for several years now and it frustrates me no-end that sort of the monoculture that has developed within the Linux Community..
"google chrome" Discussed on This Week In Google
"Is not an acronym So anyway this is good. This'll be faster. This gets the benefits of udp which is widely used for streaming. Because if you drop a package a package you're not going to do all of that but tcp's robotics to believe it or not Because it's faster and your robots that do this. Do this do this and then eventually you see it do it. And you're like it's done. All that takes time i'll resend and all that stuff. So i still don't understand who has to agree to make this work. So if if google chrome will start implementing it was to see. How's that going to work. You have to have a backup of. Tcp quick because what if this is only like we're similar would it be like nats for ip four versus ip six. I don't know. But i want to know and i can find all of this out and i'm really excited to own my god. Here's the deal. Here's the deal. It does have to be implemented by internet communications devices. But now that it's an atf standard. It's been approved. That's the green light to go ahead implemented make it work pretty much. Everybody's been playing with it. I'm sure so. This has cloudflare is going to be for it to people. Lots and lots of people are going to be doing this. So you'll see you'll see the benefits right away of a faster internet. Okay in.
Laptop or Chromebook, which should you get?
"Laptop versus chromebook. What's the difference in which works better for you so we might be wondering windows. Mac laptop chromebook. I don't What's the difference while a breakdown difference here. I do know the difference between both. I have owned both a laptop and a chromebook and my wife owns a mac laptops. So i have some familiarity enough. But casey don't believe me we can always just look at the articles here so laptop chromebook. What's the difference in which works better for you. This article comes to from seen. It chromebooks our laptops in. Two one's running google's chrome operating system the hardware might look like any other laptop the minimalistic web browser based chrome. Os is a different experience from the windows and mac os laptop. You're likely used to or desktop whether you're considering switching from one to another or macbook or your kid received one from your school or you're simply curious about chrome. Here's everything you need to know on chromebook. I arrived in twenty eleven routinely derided and rightfully so for their limited functionality. In reliance on a consistent internet connection but there is a reason for that bap rating system turns ten years old. This year in today's chromebooks are far from started. But some things haven't changed might not be willing to work with the limitations that they do have also. You don't feel like reading this in would just rather experience chrome os. You can temporarily run on any of app. Top using an inexpensive usb flash drive you probably already have laying around you could just test it out for yourself. See how it works now. Here's the software situation on chrome os launched. It was essentially google chrome web browser but those used to operating system. Like windows and mac made the average chromebook seemed like little more than a laptop. That runs the web browser. That's about it. Let's basically the idea. Even if the chrome os never matured at fact is quite a lot can be done entirely on the web. These days take stock of everything you do on a daily basis. And you may find. There's nothing you can't accomplish with chrome at its most basic level
"google chrome" Discussed on The PR Playbook Podcast
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Microsoft starts testing Xbox cloud gaming on the web
"Tom. Warren has a first look at microsoft's x cloud for the web today. Because lord knows. If i weren't doing this i would be probably gaming all day if you are skeptical of google staying in the cloud gaming game. You've got to have more confidence in microsoft right. I mean twenty years of xbox plus microsoft's cloud businesses like three times the size of google's so apparently microsoft has begun testing a web based version of its ex cloud game streaming service. Which would allow anyone to play games via any web browser. This means i o s devices quote much like how ex cloud currently works on android tablets and phones. The web version includes a simple launcher with recommendations for games. The ability to resume recently played titles and access to all the cloud games available through xbox game pass ultimate once you launch a game it will run full screen and you'll need a controller play. Xbox games streamed through the browser. It's not immediately clear. Wet resolution microsoft is streaming games at through this web version. The southbound maker is using xbox one s server blades for its existing x. cloud infrastructure. So full four. K streaming won't be supported until the back end hardware is upgraded to xbox series x components. This year microsoft is planning to bundle this web version of x cloud into the pc version of the xbox app on windows. Ten to the web version appears to be currently limited to chromium browsers like google chrome microsoft edge. Much like google stadia service. Microsoft is planning some form of public preview of x. cloud via the web in the spring and this wider internal testing signals. That the preview is getting very close and quote.
Podcast Advertising and Digital Identity With Rishabh Jain
"In september. Twenty twenty there was a major shakeup in data collection which seemed to market trent alexander article on the subject called does the loss of digital. Id impact podcasts. Advertising that covered the trends and its effect on the podcast advertising industry and it's linked in the episode details to bring down what this means for digital and digital will handle looking more. like podcast. I spoke to reshape. Jane formerly of libraries the people at library experts at data collection and data stewardship and workshop was kind enough to lend his expertise. Rashad thank you so much for joining me here today. On the sound profitable podcasts. It's a pleasure to be your ryan. Thanks for having me. Yeah and so you know you have had a chance to work together for a little while now in different companies i've been at and so you're over at live ramp which is really cool and the reason i wanted to pull you into this conversation today. Is we're going to talk about the loss of digital ide- that everybody's so freaked out about in the whole advertising ecosystem and we're going to talk about how it relates to podcasting so to start things off as you're the expert on the article was really more about what the space is overall in. Not just podcasting. Could you give us a little bit of background on. What's going on with this concept of the loss of digital id and what identity. Which i believe is what's coming next. is is really all about. Yeah for sure. So there have been this slow movement and announced become really big with chrome of losing digital. Id's so actually the very first one was safari. You know it's really hard for advertisers to work with safari and then fire. Fox implemented something similar. So it's really hard. Fratto has toured with fire. Fox that you know people. I think got used to that and so had we. We don't talk about that as much. But then when google chrome announced that they're going to remove third party cookie at the start up. Twenty twenty two is essentially time line that they gave. That became a big deal because was started to happen at chrome is essentially more than half of people's browsing. And so when you remove the third party cookie you basically removed the main identifier that people use today to do advertising. So what i mean by that for those of you listening. Who are you to advertising is. There's this small snippet of code or a basically a small file that gets written onto your browser so literally onto chrome any. No a lot of people know this. Because there's this thing clear. Cookies clear cash so what these companies do is they actually write an identifier so you not something arbitrary. Abc one-two-three and that allows them when you go to different websites to see that. It's the same browser visiting those websites. Enough i'm using my computer and i. I go to a clothing website so clothing dot com and then after that i go to a magazine a magazine dot com than the clothing. Company can advertise to me on the magazine website. Because i have the same cookie right. They can identify that. It's the same browser being used. When i go from one to the other and now that chromos getting rid of net. That's going to be a really big problem for for advertisers. So that's what most people are upset about recently. Very interestingly apple decided that they're going to actually ask a question about whether or not the user wants for the company to track them with with identifiers writes Jail which is also going to throw a similar wrench into the mix
"google chrome" Discussed on She Podcasts
"If that's okay so the first thing is also because i keep forgetting to tell you the did you notice that zoom has new studio filter. Something called a studio filter. You told me this when we were having our phone call. But i would not find them. And maybe it's because i had but yes you told me i have not seen them so on your next zoom. Take a look. See in your settings in audio and video and like sometimes will say like a virtual background on the bottom right is a new link called studio effects beta. Turn it on and you can darken your eyebrows. You can put on lipstick. You can like have a nice healthy glow to the phase. I wish they would do eyelashes but you know they do facial hair which is not helpful for half the population but the lipstick is cool. Just don't put your hand over your face because the lips will show up on your hand. That's unfortunate but also you've got to be real careful that that those eyebrows look subtle. Because if you're like me and you don't have darkened my eyebrows on the. But then like i went up and down too fast. They couldn't keep up. And it looks so sparingly but just take a look at it. It's really cool. That's a new feature in zoom. That i wanted to tell you about really quickly and then these two other things. I wanted to bring up. Because i'm having trouble so airpods i finally fixed remember. I was telling you guys at my airpods weren't working because it wouldn't connect to the computer and i've had and the phone that was all a matter of updating all the software to like big sur than having a phone update and ipad update and then after i fixed that i had a friend told me like my airpods. Don't connect to anything and so if that's happening to you. That's why it's because you need to upgrade all the software so if you're not ready get ready or your airpods. Don't work that way that well the apple ones meaning not not other ones and then the last thing i wanted to talk about was my keyboard because something happened where like i used to have. You know how the newer macbook pros have like a bar on the top where you can reach some stuff like you can touch it so buying used to have brightness and it used to have volume and now it doesn't anymore and i tried to. I tried to get it back by doing something in the settings and i fixed it and it still isn't back so now what i want to volume. I can't touch the top of my keyboard. I have to use my mouth and go to the top of the screen instead of doing it and keyboard. And i can't figure out why so i just wanted to put that out there. In case somebody out there knew how to fix up for me. Just that she podcast. Because it's driving me crazy so your touch bar disappeared. Yes thank you. that's what it's called. Yeah my you know it's there. It just never gives me the thing so right now because i have stream yard open all it says search or type you are l. for google chrome but there should be some stuff on the side that lets me manage the other parts but it doesn't. It's really annoying all right. That's all. I'm going to stay for that. And then if you want we can talk about clubhouse which is relatively new. What do you think about that. Shurmur talking about it not pulled house itself right so let's go ahead and do really quickly overview of what clubhouse is it is an ios only app right now that is invite only and the whole premise is so it's sort of.
Twitter Labels Anti-Trump Ad ‘Manipulated Media’ After Sean Hannity Complains
"Hannity is at war with you guys. You gotta get off campus. So this goes back now a few months and we released the video. So Hannity did a monologue one night about Joe Biden and of course, you know home Pure projection about Trump and what he was saying about buying and you know how he was saying, you know, this guy's crazy you spreading conspiracy theories. He's unfit to lead. You know, he he doesn't even know where I'm walking. It was it was the whole thing and so we listened to that video. We're like, oh he's talking about Trump. Look at it. Sounds like he's talking about Trump. So we edited his words to show the hypocrisy and show the projection of his words and we pull these clips of trump in between and we called it by hat and he was part of our by series we did by evanka by Tiffany, you know by Jerry all these various videos and this one rocketed off the Twitter charge very quickly and after got a couple of million views apparently Sean Hannity sent his lawyers to complain to Twitter about it and he had them marked the village. Yo as what was the term? They used manipulated New York. And so every time the video showed up instead of playing automatically you had to hit play cuz he said it was manipulated because he wasn't actually dead. Thing about Trump in the video and then he wrote a blog post on his website about how like the radical left is making up these lies about him and he guy pinned it to the top of his Twitter feed for like the next week and half. Sorry. Just to add to that just for the craziness of it. So we were racking up the these these views he writes it that night. So he is like in a full-on Jerry Maguire fit or he's just like riding away pins it to his profile to Brett's Point leaves it up there for 5 days. So everybody knows and it's just like Sean. Thanks man. Thanks. Thanks. I know. I know I block head was probably about to explode larger John is that because he pinned our video and he was the sole reason that Trump lost the election because all of his Google Chrome the video games single-handedly cause trouble with and
Google may ban IAC's Chrome extensions over 'deceptive' practices
"We report that. Google is deciding whether to impose penalties on interactive corp. Over what the search giant concluded were deceptive marketing practices by the online conglomerate. That's according to documents reviewed by the wall street journal and people familiar with matter. Google's concerned with centers on browser extensions. Those are external applications that run inside. Google's chrome browser google investigators found that extensions often promised functions. They don't deliver and steer users towards extra ads. Google's report recommended the immediate removal and the activation of icees browser extensions. Ac under chairman. Barry diller is pushing back. A spokeswoman disputed the findings and i said that removing the extensions would devastate a critical part of its business as of yet. Google hasn't acted on the internal recommendation. People familiar with the matter. Say that's in part. Because google and compete in some categories and executives are concerned but any penalties could be viewed as anticompetitive competitive. You might remember. Federal prosecutors sued google earlier. This year for allegedly operating monopoly in search and state officials are wrapping up their own investigations. Google has said it would contest any allegations in court.
Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of the year
"Every year. Apple comes up with the chart of the most downloaded apps of the year. And this year. The number one you guessed it. Zoom cloud meetings the app. Change the way we work in learn from home. It's the most downloaded iphone and ipad app of the year. now apple doesn't release sale stats four year end charts but it just notes which apps were more downloaded than the others ready for the list. Scott a lot of familiar names in their tiktok the controversial social app that president donald trump sought to ban is number two followed by disney plus youtube in instagram last year. Youtube was the number one most downloaded app now. The rest of apple's top five has some more familiar names like facebook. Snapchat facebook messenger g mail and the cash app which is a social payment app like then mo. I've always wondered because i do this year. How is it possible that somebody didn't have facebook on their phone that somebody was new to g mail that somebody was nudie youtube. How these apps like old. But that's the way it is on the ipad. Zoom was also the top app followed by disney plus youtube netflix. Google chrome tiktok amazon. Prime video g mail hulu in google classroom. You'll notice ipad. Google chrome even though people had the safari browser. They preferred having google chrome which is interesting now apple also at this time of year comes up with aditorial picks for what they think are the best apps of the year. Let's run those down iphone app of the year wake out. That's an exercise app that offers quick workout routines that can be done in minutes as short breaks such as using pillows or pots and pans. You'll have to pay for the app. It starts at five dollars monthly the mac after the year. Fantastic how this is another app. That's been around for a long time like ten years. It switch to a subscription format and twenty twenty. It cost forty dollars yearly. There is a free version but most of the good stuff comes with the payment. It's a great app. i've been playing with it. And i'm actually hear more about Fantastic health tomorrow with an interview with michael simmons simons who's the ceo and co founder of the app. His idea is to have a more robust calendar app and the subscription brings in use among max iphones ipads and apple watches and features like extended weather forecasts and adding and starting zoom meetings within the app. The apple tv app years. Disney plus the top game is against an impact which is a role playing game from chinese developer me jojo and it was selected for the iphone. Google play also selected it as the best android game.
Microsoft Edge for Linux Discussion
"So this past month. I've been using the microsoft edge. Web browser own lennox That's an Development actually part of the microsoft insider program and As you know microsoft edge is what comes with windows and lennox my primary operating system. Mx lennox sabih specific So i never use edge myself. I'm a. I'm a guy right. But i do know that edge came out not too long ago from microsoft's that's been out for a while but they recently rewrote it of course Edge and internet explorer have a reputation of being the browser that used to download google chrome. Yes yes so but yeah. Edge recently switched to the chromium engine or the blink engine which is what chrome and chromium years. Yes so they decided to work on a lennox version of the browser k. Yeah now for Years of before satya nadella took over as ceo Microsoft had a history of attacking olympics and open source software and The bottom line would you expect. Yeah i know right. But i think sought adela has learned to use lennox to his advantage but many lennox users. What fine using microsoft edge. A bit blasphemous. Alan is there that much hatred for the for microsoft. Oh oh yeah and the lennox community. There's a lot of hatred for microsoft Some people in the lennox community are accepting microsoft. A bit more these days. Yeah and we'll get into that but Microsoft under like steve palmer specially somewhat under bill gates. But i don't know if it was that bad but the bomber years Gosh bomber hated open source software really. yes Yeah and and the source. People like microsoft. Either you know they. They were everything that stood against open source software. You know i mean you got to fundamental differences in values. You have microsoft which is proprietary closed source software. You don't get to the source code. It's up now. They do have some open source software. We'll get to them a little bit and then of course a lot of lennox users they're open source activists pretty much they wanna see as much open source software out there as possible. So so yeah. They'd think that using a microsoft product on a lennox distribution as blasphemous even though there are microsoft products on now like vs code and some others all mentioned that So under site in the del la off microsoft has embraced one x a bit more. Now yes lenox does cut into their bottom line of it but microsoft has learned how to use lennox of for their bottom lines. Microsoft has released. Vs code which is available for winnick's And it's up source
A Conversation With Kristina Azarenko
"Joining me this week to get her take on the Digital News Christina as rain. Co Founder Marketing Syrup. Christina how're you doing today? I'm GonNa Thank you and I'm really surprised that I'm on three hundred and seventy four. Fourth August. And we've been doing that for quite a while. Yeah for a couple of weeks. We've got started around the beginning of October. Anyway Yeah we've been doing this for nine years. So have you worked out what that episode is going to be. Now nothing whatsoever no. He just tickets you doesn't even weigh in on that. I know I have no idea. Episode number that'll be. Over four hundred. That's a safe bet. No. It's not well depending on how we're recording now. Yeah. We'll see we'll probably GONNA be doubling up on this. Yeah. Yeah absolutely. So just for our listeners, we are actually changing up our formed a little bit. We're actually giving you more than nugget is interviews. So we have a part one and part two with Christina, as well as the news. So we're going to give you some commute time podcasting as opposed to the long form. How in the world could I ask you to listen to a full hour of me ranting. Do it every day. Yes you do they. Wait a minute wait. No. Now, you're right. So I should just subject to all the audience for that right all right. Well. We got first article that we want to go over with you. Christina. So there are first article from search engine journal by Roger. Monte. We always love what he's doing over there at search engine journal Google answers if site sections, parts of the site can actually impact the overall ranking score of the entire site. So the question was by publisher that has a forum on their side that has a poor core vital score while the rest of the site enjoy higher core web. Performance very well, you can have two different platforms installed on the same host environment. Obviously. So what core web vitals are, it's a, it's a group of speed and user experience metric rolled out. Much before they actually showed up in Google search console but those that they together show a web page what page actually presents and with a poor user experience in or gives visitors an ideal web browsing experience. So his answer was well the question first and foremost was we have a large site and a section on the then we have a forum there at this forum is an old cms and is difficult to. Optimize for speed we're looking to make sure that we have a good core web vital score before twenty twenty one able to improve the speed of the forum. This will this only affect the keywords that that ranked for the foreign pages or will it affect the ranks of the pages aren't on the forum that are actually faster? So John's response real quick and I'll get Christina's take is so in general are algorithms. Tried to be as fine grain as possible. So if we can't get granular information from your site and recognize the individual parts of the website property, then we'll try to do that. So, he actually shared how chrome aggregate Corwin vile scores you share it in a bit of a caveat of that However, it does actually depend a little bit on your site and how much data we have for your site especially when it comes to speed. So there is a new chrome aggregate score that as people who use the Google chrome browser go to that website they're actually pulling that data directly from those experiences like a core sampling. No Pun intended of users that are interacting with a website Christina, what are your thoughts about Corwin vitals and on top of that different cms on one system and how could it could play into ranking? Yeah good question. So well, first of all again, this is not live yet. So all my thoughts are not, they don have the real experience on because. This report is not is not live as now. I mean it's live on Google by that we how Google is going into interpreted and have everything and aggregated is not live yet what I think in January when I think about vitals when I think about speed first of all, think not about Seo which view it because I'm an SEO. It's not done for Seo percent is done for users. I I would think that for this particular about site if you upset is amazing create but forum is really hard to read and hard to reach from a mobile phone. Maybe you should think about migrating it to changing something not for the sake of being compliant with corporate wide else but just for the sake of users. Coming to you and having really good time when you are for right that is the man, the main point. So I like that Google is pushing it over time. It has been pushing mobile I mode mogul I indexing a long time and I know that maybe. They just phone start thinking about something. She's good for us mixture and unless Google pushes down so it's It's a good thing to do. But again, I would think about your users I and if aunt in this particular case. If this guy is asking fashion, he knows that he's forum is really. Slow, I will change it. You can agree to something else in January having different content management systems is okay. You can have a store in show defy and your blog on wordpress. It doesn't necessarily mean that if you using multiple content management systems, your website is going to be slow. Its cage us down four different kinds of content you
Update Alert: Critical 0-day in Chrome
"Speaking of being challenged. The hacker news summed this up by writing attention readers in. You are using Google Chrome Browser on your windows Mac or Lennox computers you need to update your web browsing software immediately to the latest version Google released earlier today, and this was last week. So you know. Even, though that was last Tuesday even my own always sort of sluggish chrome had already updated but. This one just you our listeners may just want to make sure that they're now running eighty-six dot zero, dot forty, two, forty, dot one, one one. However, there's much more to last week's emergency update than what drove it, but we'll start with that. So last Tuesday's released closed five vulnerabilities. Four were rated high severity one was medium and one of those four high severity vulnerabilities was what we're talking about was a zero day that was seen exploited in the wild by being exploited by attackers who are using it to hijack targeted computers so You know that nasty one it was numbered CV e twenty, twenty, fifteen, nine, ninety, nine and what's significant is that it's a heap buffer overflow in free type, which is the widely used open source font rendering library, which is part of chrome but many other things. Various bounty payouts were or will be made for the other four vulnerabilities, but this biggie was discovered in house by Google's project zero researcher Sir J Glazunov. Even. So even though it was found in house, it was subjected to an accelerated seven day public disclosure released deadline because the flaw was under active exploitation and that's the project zero guidelines. You know you get. You get thirty days for things that like, yeah. You gotta gotTa get these things fixed but if it's if it's being used if it is a zero day, you get a week. As it happens, this only took one day for Google to begin pushing the update which they did on the twentieth they found out there was discovered on the nineteenth they had. They were pushing the fixed one day later, which is interesting because it wasn't even really their problem it was in the free type library not in chrome. Sir J immediately. Notified the free type developers who also developed an emergency patch to address the issue. And had it available the next day on October Twentieth And so that's free type two point one, zero, point four. This is significant because free type is everywhere. Without, revealing details of the vulnerability Ben Hawks who is project Zeros technical lead warned via twitter there while the team has only spotted an exploit targeting chrome users. It's absolutely possible that other projects that use any earlier versions of the free type, library and there will be roughly a gazillion might also be vulnerable and are advised to deploy the fix included with free type version two, point one, zero, point four, he tweeted while we only saw an exploit for chrome other users. A free type should adopt the fixed discussed here, and then I've there's he provided a Lincoln tweet I've got the link here in the show notes. And it is part of the stable release of free type again, two point one, zero, point four. So what we do know thanks to what Sir J has shared is that the vulnerability exists in free types function load s bit PNG. So it's load underscore S B it underscore PNG which processes P. Images embedded into Fox. It can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code just by using specially crafted fonts with embedded PNG images, which out to be something that free type supports so in no not just curbed lifts, but you could embed images so and since web fonts can be specified by a web page, and since the browser will go download the font and then render glimpse from those fonts turning a theoretical free type flaw into an active exploit would not be difficult
Google faces antitrust charges
"Something something happened with Google, I believe something did happen with Google. So a on Wednesday, the Justice Department brought a very, very long awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google. Saying that it's search product had basically cornered the market on this very important area of search and was locking out potentially better competition, and it's asking for among other things potential structural changes to the company. We don't really know a whole lot more than that before we get. Into the Nitty Gritty which I'm very excited for. Can you just on the scope of things at the Department of Justice does this feels like it's on the level of them going after Microsoft, in the nineties this isn't like. A little thing that will go away after a weeks because the news cycle has moved on or whatever that like this is going to be some kind of big even if the Department of Justice completely loses because their argument is questionable or whatever that this is a big ambitious meaningful thing that's happening not just a government agency complaining about Big Tech Yeah. This is a really big deal this has been in the works for a very long time. There are antitrust investigations against all the big tech companies and this is the first of. Them and also the first, really big action against Google for a long time. There was an F. T. C. I believe case against Google almost a decade ago, and this is going after Google search, which is the heart of their business and it's going after just the general idea of their size and so yeah, we don't totally know what the rest of the case is going to look like one of the weird things that a fairly small number of attorneys general has signed onto this, but they're definitely going for something that is Microsoft scale. I think the comparisons the Microsoft case they're kinda cutting in both Russian. Tim Wu is friend of the show and some we generally trust to have smart stuff. He's like this is just they just modeled after the Microsoft case. It's the same argument in as some other folks out there who are like this is totally different like a different argument, different case different time. So I think we have to see how that plays out. At a you were talking about what they asked for at the end. So they do mention at the end we want structural relief that is legal code for break-up, Google and then it's like and also anything else the court things would be good and that's the part that is the missed to me right like this thing doesn't tell a story it describes a problem, which is that Google is very big. We should get into the pluses and minuses of just describing that problem, but it describes a problem, but it doesn't really it doesn't feel like the. Doj is like asking for something they're just like look at how bad this problem is. It also seems like there's structural remedies. I mean it does sound like Code break-up. Google. But that's not really implied by the suit like the things they're actually complaining about concretely are a Google has these deals where android phone makers have to install certain APPS. If they want to have any google APPs preinstalled that google chrome default search engine is Google search on that. Google has this revenue sharing deal with apple that they're alleging provides this huge chunk of apple's profits that. That it's the default search engine for apple products, and all of those it kind of just seems like the solution there insinuating is that Google needs to stop having these deals or that it needs to add something like preference menu like you can select your browser. When you first sorry I, keep saying browser I mean searching. That you can select your search engine whenever you opened his brother browser like stuff like that. It's not really clear unless they I don't know spun off search how breaking up Google would help this particular case that they're making
Justice department sues Google
"So, there's. A huge fight. That is underway in the United States. Towards technology companies and Google is the newest one in the dock. Justice Department has filed a massive antitrust lawsuit against Google, it's to be alive state involvement in this as well. And the reason that the feds are going after. Google. and May, in fact, go after facebook. Apple Amazon and they'll be various actions against these four companies. Around the world because these are all firms that do business around the world that are all under a microscope because in various phases of the digital economy. They have become either dominant or to the point that they're sucking all the oxygen. Out of the possibility of competition. So Google. Has Been Sued because of their power and search. Their power in advertising. Their power with the ANDROID operating system that even though apple is powerful in the United States. With iphones around the World Google's ANDROID system controls I think is eighty eight percent of the market. And so the idea is that Google having so much power I mean even Google Chrome. Chrome is gigantic. One estimate I saw recently is a bay control, three recorders of the browsers in the world and. You've got youtube that dominates video online think about Google maps how nothing really has challenged the only thing that really did was ways. So Google went and bought that. So. The courts are going to. Deal with this here in the United States in Europe and around the world. With. Google's issues we've talked about apple lots of legal action against apple around the world about how they control their store However, apple uses I message to create a network effect. Amazon Conspiring against its own marketplace sellers, figuring out what cells and then copying their products allegedly putting them. Up in competition with people who were under their own roof as part of the Amazon marketplace and then facebook. the big mistake if you think of it in terms of antitrust terms was facebook being able to acquire instagram and what's WHATSAPP and be able to use those for what is referred to as network effect as well, and that is an issue with all four these. If you go way back though. And this is why it's not clear the role of government antitrust here or overseas with any of these behemoths. I remember way back. WAY BACK MACHINE WHEN IBM was considered to be. By many people be most evil enterprise in the world. And had a monopoly on so much of computing power in the world. And the government filed this it was landmark legendary antitrust action against IBM. The. Basically fizzled into nothingness because marketplace. Eventually, took care of. Then later, government actions against Microsoft for market dominance again. And the reality is. You don't know with technology firms win out of nowhere somebody comes up with a better way to do things that takes what looks like an impenetrable fortress. What's known as network effect? And blows it to Smithereens or reduces its power in the marketplace. So I don't know. How all this will work out with all the various governmental and legal actions around the world. But it is true that at this moment, these four companies have too much power in the sectors that they're in. The question is does the marketplace take care of it and a reasonable period of time or is there really a role for government? I'm not smart enough to tell you and I know when I railed against the Apple. The whole. APP store thing with Apple. With. Apple extracting this mandatory toll bridge from other APPS including those it directly competes with taking thirty percent of the action. There's no negotiation. Apple imposes the terms that I was very upset about that and that I thought it was an antitrust violation and then there were so many posts to Clark stinks at Clark Dot Com Slash Clark stinks wait. Where's Free Market Clark here And the truth is. I don't really know I mean if you're looking for me for. Yes. Google is doing evil stuff and must be punished or any of these technology behemoths. I don't know if it's best to let the marketplace discipline them or if there is a role for antitrust law and ultimately the courts will argue about this for a long long time.
Podsights: two ads work better than one
"On sites is really stater about sequential advertising when you put ads for the same client in more than one spot in your podcast one of the data points buying both pre roll and mineral works forty-three percent better in terms of return on adspend the mid roll ad alone. Caressed of the research is free on their website which linked to today. In Canada CORUs entertainment's curious cast has posted their quarter three, twenty twenty slate concluding through investigative podcasts called install a progressive web happened player for podcast has been enriched with new functionalities. Publishers can now imbed their podcasts within their pages and sell advertising within the embedded player. The player could also be installed to your mobile phone or desktop to work like a podcast APP. The fable and funny network announced a partnership with UK based Fiction podcast produces definitely human. The Australian audio summit has been announced a virtual event on November the twenty seventh. It'll offer practical long-lasting tips and advice on how to succeed on any audio platform. Joe Appeal went to the Paris podcast festival and took copious notes about podcasting and France willing to those show and our newsletter today, and after writing about them in his weekly newsletter Tom Webster from Edison Research has made a spotify, an anchor show with music. Ultimately, he says, for version one, I was pretty happy with the experience. Actually, thinking about it who else could do shows with nick, it strikes us that there are only a few with the right music licensing Diese Amazon Youtube. An Apple. It's a Monday. So time for some tech staff the podcast index has a new website look and feel search in the podcast index and other services that use it like pod news search now has much better ranking helping you find the show you're looking for faster you should check it out pod news dot net slash such well, user agents are being used for podcast APPS. We link to every single user agent we saw on Friday matched using the RSS user agent for specific feeds for some platforms. That's one, thousand, four, hundred, twelve, downloads, two, hundred, seventeen unknowns, just fifteen percent but no whipping out in using google chrome as a platform, it's not a platform is just a browser. RSS Feed contains the new podcast transcripts and podcast locked tags from the podcast index namespace would encourage more podcast wants to be involved in these new tags. And podcast News Brand Brunswick on demand is a podcast that promises to reboot US radio guest in today's episode is consultant and author Vanna Riquelme, her tips powerful radio at just as good for powerful podcasting to. If you speak Dutch Lou Steve Inc is a podcast in Dutch not pronounced like that. Anyway. It's about the possibilities for podcasts and audio on demand for marketing content and communication. It's new from play bird, a podcast production company confusingly from Belgium, and as you want focuses on John firming prisoner on death row in Huntsville in Texas it's a five part fiction podcast with an all-star French cast and is in French. It launches today
Googles Creepiness Factor May Make It a Winner in Streaming TV
"If you don't have a smart TV that connects to the Internet. Each year, these devices get an upgrade in time for the holidays to give them a competitive advantage and this year's upgrade seem focused on data mining Amazon's updated fire stick was released at the end of last month and the fire TV interface integrates with Alexa and all of the info she has about you and your previous media and shopping choices to fire. TV, can also connect with and monitor other smart devices like your ring security camera. All of this information will help the service serve up customized show recommendations Amazon says. Google's chrome cast also has new features including its own remote with the same bells and whistles. It's competitors have it's also got a new TV interface plus Google has one other giant advantage depending on your perspective more data as USA Today reported quote Amazon knows, your shopping history Roku knows what you like to watch. But Google knows where you live where you travel to what Youtube clips you watch what music you listen to and more. Now that might be enough to send you hiding under the sheets if you think about it too much. But it also makes for some pretty rich data to mind
Why Chromecast most interesting of new Google products
"Labels all well working remotely. They've got a special offer for our listeners. So stay tuned after the show for more. So. S. I. told you yesterday Google announced new products my friend Brett Concil from boy spot dot is is with us and because you know Brittany were together for Amazon and other events and We watch this together and both of us were pretty let down though I gonNA pick. Well first of all, I just remember that there are three new products new speaker a new TV dangle for streaming and some new phones and Brett I'll pick my favorite of the three. Why don't you say I know you're disappointed but of what you heard, what do you think was the most interesting? Well, I think in theory, the integration of Google services into entertainment is probably the most interesting. In part because we see a lot of personalization other digital services and we see it. In. The silos of service like Netflix for example, or a spotify where they can help you. But Google has so much information in terms of what you care about I think if they can actually push into more personalization around media, that's probably going to be something that consumers will like and maybe even delight them i. didn't really see that. But I could see that coming out of what they have today with Google TV integration, net flicks, and use of Google Assistant to do search and call up entertainment. Yes so I. I pick chrome cast is the most way. Hands down the most interesting thing from the announcement chrome cast came out a few years ago. It was a dangle that went into the backyard td into the ATM I. Beam entertainment from your phone to the television now. You still plug it into the back of the TV but now there's a menu screen on the television is called Google. is called Google TV and from that menu you get to select apps and programming that Google will help you find the Google Search Google does one thing better than anybody else in it's called search and Google knows everything about you way more than Roku knows way more than Amazon nose. Day they know what you? Yeah. Obviously they know where you shop where where you live who you associate with what products you buy. I just said that what music you listen to what you search for, and they will recommend stuff for you to watch I think they can do better than net flicks I think they can do better than Amazon I think they can do better than Roku. This has the potential to be the one product that anybody out there listening will actually care about if they make the experience better now that said, I've hearing for years about ways the people we're GonNa, find stuff that you wanted to watch. Nobody's done it yet I still stare at that menu screens sometimes, it just click spend more time looking at the menu screen than I do watching anything so be interesting to see if it Happens chrome cast fifty dollars is and it's for sale. Now, I, think one of the things that we saw there was they have this new remote has Google assistant button. So they're trying to get people more accustomed asking the assistant to do search for that, which is great because smart TV's if you're using the old text input from the device is really not a great experience. So voice that isn't upgrade not just from Google. Chrome cast to have the menu, but also to have deeper integration with the assistant, which I think is an excellent interface for searching for for media entertainment. So I think we're sort of coming down on the same thing in terms of what's interesting. I'm coming I'm coming at it from the service side and you're coming at it from from the hardware side but. Really might take away his there wasn't much interesting there, and I'm not sure if it's because of covid and products lifecycles were extended because of supply chain or some of the things they wanted to do from a software standpoint, they just couldn't get to market right now but I would have liked to have seen more from the assistant and what it can. Do for you. In fact, it would have been great if they just told us things as the assistant can already dukes. I. Think. There's very low consumer understanding of all the services there. But
Language Apps Emerge as Lockdown Leaders
"Do wonder just we w Brown as you present business wars daily savant device ACC September. See there while some of spent pandemic free time baking sour dough bread or painting watercolours others chose more. Academic pursuits including learning new skills and even new languages online learning surge during lockdowns linked in learning, which offers online courses. Three times as many people used its offerings. This July compared to last language APP duo lingo also benefited from bad behavior shift. The company lured learners with the promise of letting you quote, learn a new language for free. Forever it's number of US users jumped nearly one hundred, fifty percent between March, twenty nineteen and March. Twenty twenty. The duo lingo look is based around Games bite lessons, include listening exercises, flash cards, and multiple choice questions to help you hone new words and phrases answer a question correctly and you get points. Other exercises make you race against the clock. The APP also connects users learning the same language. So they can practice communicating one study found that thirty four hours of duo lingo learning could get you as proficient as a university class even. Before the pandemic, the APP had become something of a pop culture phenomenon I. Well, it's fun and it's also widely known for its quirky sentences and phrases. Duo Lingo users may find lessons teaching them how to say bow down before your God or what a rude Dolphin along with more useful turns of phrase according to Buzzfeed the company is using artificial intelligence to help improve its interface and become more effective in helping people learn. And it seems to be paying off the startup reached Unicorn status in December and has thirty million active users. But now, brand new online language company is taking a different approach to can is betting that the free time people are voting to online learning during the pandemic is going to evaporate as our lives gradually returned to their old frenetic pace. So why not pare down the language learning process to help you understand enough words to get by the companies headed by Taylor Niemann formerly of meditation APP head space and car leasing. APP. Fair investors just gave the two can't team. Three million dollars in seed funding to give it a shot to can isn't an APP but a free Google chrome extension install at the language you Wanna learn and Voila instant immersion. You'll start seeing words and phrases pop up as you browse you'll pick up vocabulary faster when you see it in context to Kansas plus you're saving time feeling bilingual take quizzes to measure your proficiency and earn achievements to keep you motivated to can currently supports Spanish French Italian German and Portuguese. Now too can won't make you fluent, but it will help you learn enough okabe learn to communicate the team says. Expansion packs give you topic specific collections of basic words and phrases. So if you break your leg in Mexico you can talk your way through the hospital at least one hopes. To can has a long way to go before matching dueling goes. Status, but it's vision for the future goes way beyond the language arena. Nieman. Told Tech Crunch that the company could apply the same concept to history science math or even general information perhaps then schoolteachers might actually encourage students to bring their phones to class imagine that.
Introducing Android 11 on Android TV
"Over on the android developers blog over Google very excited because saw that android eleven for android TV is here, which is very exciting. Introduce android eleven on android TV was the name of the the blog posts. No super exciting, and it's only sort of now Basically, it includes permissions privacy features in memory management for android eleven it will also support for provide support for low latency mode on certain TV's it's got an expanded gamepad support including the tend to switch pro controller steam controller. Also a silent BOOT MOOD FOR SYSTEM UPDATES TV standby for an activity. No mentions at all. Of any UI changes at the moment this whole update was actually more meant for developers those way more under the hood than the front end side of it men currently only one devices supported the ADT three They stay teas that more devices are coming in the coming months but good question as we're on the eve. Presumably on the eve of the presumably run the eve of the announcement around Google's new roll out from the Pixel five all the way down a google chrome cast. What does this mean for Google chrome cast with Google TV device? Is it GonNa Launch the android eleven? Who knows we go to wait and see but I like all this activity around Android TV Jason, what do you think makes? makes of the impending comcast announcement. I don't know because I seem to remember there was that leak that said Oh yeah. The Sabrina device is gonNA come out and it's going to have android Lebanon. It's GonNa. Look totally different Blah Blah Blah. This really unless Google is just kind of like taking us for a ride a week ahead of of the announcement this just feels like it won't last launch with android eleven So I'm not entirely sure what this means for the U I and and for this device this device then to launch with android ten and still be called ANDROID TV because it won't be rebrand or. I don't now I guess we won't know until next week when they actually officially announce it but we do know the name of this device is going to be the google chrome cast with Google. TV, that makes me think that there's some sort of branding change shifting away from android TV Google TV, which would make me think that there would be a change to the UI in some capacity but. I don't know I mean. I feel like do for changes I mean I I I'm probably saying this out of several months now of using ANDROID TV and being tired of the you it but. I do think it's do but if it's not if it's not that point in time, then we just continued to wait but but I do think that it could use a refresh this point. So yeah. Well I do too and and at the same time I'm very curious to see the device that was supposedly going to be running android. So has the eighty three well, not nobody developers have the ADT three it's a developer box it's not a consumer product. It's not something you can go into a store and buy. So really we're just waiting find out more, but this is early. More more coming. So that's always good to know that more is coming. Yes. Oh Yeah of course both.
Chromebooks Gain Share of Education Market Despite Shortages
"Four our first story pandemic has been huge for laptops and Google secret profit is winning it all chromebooks because we got, we got a whip out the history books here. We've come a long way with the old laptop computer my first computer ahead to live with my legs because it was a gateway, it was like to metric ton the only computer with a cow theme I think that's what they were going for their and then compaq laptops. I'm pretty sure doubled as a bulletproof like storm shield. Yeah, they were. Very Bruce Wayne, and then you had the dude, you're getting a Dell Guy. It's going to cost three thousand dollars. You better get a mortgage for that del. Ted Day the laptop market has changed in ways that might surprise you out. chromebooks are officially becoming the unofficial laptop of over Nineteen Jack. I noticed that because learning is happening remotely schools have been snatching up just the cheapest laptop option out there for kids and you know chromebooks are coming in at like two hundred fifty on the bottom of this is like a skinny computer with no hard drive it's basically a. Lego, it's a physical reincarnation of a chrome web browser that's about it oh, and if you're curious about getting one there sold out, it's a five-month way. Schools are snatching these up at such a rapid rate in preparation for distant learning that crumbs global market share for computers has climbed to ten percent from eight percent last year, which brought Jack and I do a key question. We found fascinating what Tech Company is. Dominating for laptops right now, this same tech company that was dominating for laptops three years ago Nick Microsoft. If there's a Microsoft makes its own laptops, but it's windows software still powers get this eighty three percent of laptops globally we're not just talking about those surface tablets. We're all seeing commercials for now Dell HP Lenovo, most of them are running on windows just like they were thirty years ago and you like look around a college philosophy class and see a lot of silver rectangle or apple macbooks not the winner smack books have just a tiny market according to the. Just, seven percent of global computers are Max ask because Apple has become the global club for high income people who pay in to get the fancy apple laptop. Attackers for the rest of the world, they're using windows or android or chromebook or something cheaper. So Jack, what's the takeaway for our buddies over at Google operation get kids hooked on our chromebooks, smackers most chromebooks in the world those belong to school at this shocking stat sixty, nine percent of all the computers bought this summer by K., through twelve schools in preparation for remote. Learning were chromebook. That's insane. Sixty nine percent. Koumba. Become like the modern day version of the OLA blue calculators used to have to the library did did you have those two? They're like ti like zero, zero, zero one the most fisted function on these things was all clearing before he could graduate to the eighty-three calculating absolute zero with those calculators. Now, Alphabet the company that owns. Google they benefit as kids start using chrome and Seymour. Google ads are also benefiting though by hooking kids at an early age into the Google ecosystem because if you're google docking in your google driving your google chrome booking since you're a seven, you're gonna live a different lifestyle potential. Yeah. If you've been since your seven, you're more likely to pick an android over an iphone. When you turn seventeen and finally get a phone maybe as early as Caney air by the way. Quick shoutout to all the teachers out there the new frontline workers of this country