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Android 11 is final with day-one updates from Google, betas for other OEMs [Update]
"Flow you got the top story. This is the top story and yet sadly, I cannot rejoice with you all because I have no idea. Oh Eight. No Yeah I have no idea what I did with my Pixel. I tried to look behind me to see if it was over here but it's not over here behind me anyway injured eleven is official today just like just like that. Maybe you were on twitter or new saw sooner Pacheco tweeted hey, everybody Andrew Eleven is out. So it was launched today it's going to be available for Pixel phones as I mentioned as well as select phones from one plus Jami Otto and real me all on day one Now I gotta ask Ron Have you seen anything on your one plus seen anything on mine Hang on. Let me check. Okay No I'm still android ten. Checking all day. Let me tell you. Still owe an update from like a month and a half ago or something I don't know. I'm not a good example for other people. Checking for update your devices up to date android ten Dang it. It. One of these days morrow leaving tomorrow. We. Tomorrow. Some features to look forward to an android eleven or as Jason Likes to refer to it android double hockey sticks and we don't mean the other thing that spells. Bell Double Hockey sticks although if you're in California right now might feel like that. Some features included android eleven conversations, which lets you prioritize certain notifications over others in certain groups of messages as wells bubbles, which you've seen pop up maybe through Facebook Messenger there's also screen recording and new smart home media controls that are embedded right into the lock screen as well. Excuse me not lock screen the little screen that power menu, the power menu. There are also media controls in the notifications shade, any wireless Android Auto, one time permissions for your favorite APPs to make it easier for them to launch and easier to know when you need to check on those permissions. There's also again I jumped ahead I, meant those auto reset permissions those the one that will come through and say, Hey, remember this app you might want to revoke location access in like we have talked with the android developers. There's some new main line project mainline modules that have been included android eleven. so that means more fasttrack updates without having to wait for the whole Os to update itself. pixels will get some special features. So if you have a pixel, you will have access to find friends in the live you within Google maps kind of like the fine. My friends feature that's been on iphones for so long also smart reply in G Board for chat? APPS. All that is will be on all on device. You want to worry about any processing happening offscreen I guess in the cloud also, there will be more a i. Driven APPs suggestions on the home screen. You might have remembered when we previewed this in the Andrew Eleven Beta on the pixel basically it's a dynamic dock. It changes throughout the day and as your usage changes on your phone and you might be surprised how pretty accurate it can be throughout the day so. Serving you other three here. You'll know my answer I'm a little delayed on right now. How are you guys feeling for Andrew to eleven? Will you upgrade immediately or will you wait a bit Let's start with you Dunkin. I'm curious to hear about your stance on this. So I woke up this morning in Australia to Jason's tweet sign that he got the the update spend the update button. Had it installed within about fifteen minutes? So I was jumping straight on board. I didn't. I didn't do any of the Betas. So I've been waiting for this dying for quite some time. So I was very much looking forward to it of any had a little while to play with it, but I think my top free three phages in odor is the Powellmania that is absolutely fantastic. Especially, the home control about a lot of high motivation, and so that's made using that really simple. Next would be the media edification having a consistent rich Ui for controlling that is fantastic and I'm excited by the idea of the conversations notification bubble so much convince at the compensation Gruden. And this another non switches in there as well. But Not Straight on board my problems IFA. And those who opt out using Google Pie wondering if it's GonNa, break it so far. It hasn't Google play sins very tribal when you update. That's good. What Jason What are your the other one here with a pixel. Couple of pixels actually like I saw a news. Thunder Geez. I was waiting for my turn I had. To go it's your turn now and I ruined spoiler alert. I am on the one plus seven pro and normally I wait until the official kind of until I get the notification to install it do the whole rollout and I will do that when it hits my one plus or whenever I get my new Pixel for a whichever comes first. I ordered the Pixel for a for a last week on a on a whim as a it's time for a change. I've had this I've been on one plus for the last at least a year plus or so. I was like, let me go over the pixel down with low price with amid. Let me walk the walk and the mid range. Mid Range price phone and so it's not supposed to ship until October. So I might get it might get android eleven plus seven before I get the fix foray but either way I'll get there eventually
Google makes the saved places tab in Maps more useful
"Google maps has been updated. The saved tab makes it easier to find and remember interesting places you have to. You'll have to update the latest version Google maps able to see the changes so you can you can all your recently say places will now show up at the top the save tab for easy access. You can even have your nearby safe places sorted by distance and arrange in Carousel. So who was trying to make it easier for you to get around those places that you commonly go to. But if if there's places you've saved, don't you really know where they're at already
Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020 video game)
"New flight simulator. From Microsoft I have played a decent amount of is currently in the back end currently in not no longer in my back ended but in a game. Gamespot CBS's back end processing. So that might go up soon. I, like it I think. It is make no mistake a flight simulator. Off The ticks the boxes of very nice interior cockpits rendered. Lovely lovingly. Obviously. Fours ask in its attention detail of cockpits. In on it also has. Moved my mouse for a second here just to make sure everything's Okay my screen. It's got. A store where you can buy planes because there are also three different versions of this game I should mention. Each version, there's a regular a premium premium, two locks, each version coming with a slightly more planes and also. Kind of bespoke hand touched airports. You'll get more of those not substantially more but I'd say I think it's like five or six or so more perversion you go up. And that's because most of the train here is rendered using. Satellite Imagery I assume some kind of bing maps or whatever baby. Bang. And it's I keep wanting to say Google maps which I don't think this is but it is using satellite imagery which then kind of. extruded up you know the houses, it makes everything three dimensional and a lot of as you get close to it you're like Yep. Okay. That looks like somebody stretched out of J. PEG and wrapped it around building. But that being said, it works for the most part while you're in a plane and then again, that's why you have some of these more touched. By artists and people at. WHO's a? So what's the developer? Studio studios like some a company that's listed on a too. So yeah. So, like one of them is SFO is one of the ones you get into premium deluxe version and that's a very good looking airport when you're in SF Oh, it looks very much like sf owed and it doesn't look doesn't look phone eater fake that also. You can see some of that in the quick look. So there's that part I have found the tutorials in them pretty good for getting you off the ground understanding a bit of jargon. and. Then getting you back onto the ground and kind of setting you up for the very basics of flying a plane. Hey, you're going to. You're going to tilt the stick tilt your controller this way, and this way to move you're gonNA WANNA. Use break. Sometimes you're GONNA WANNA use I. don't even know if they go into flaps actually. But it's Yeah, it's pretty basic in terms of what they want you to do. But. For to stick back and hope for the. Fundamentals like to land the plane. You'RE GONNA WANNA Kinda circle around until you get to an approach vector that's going to be important. Don't just trying come in and land sideways to. Runway. Length Hardaway. By played I know how to do I don't worry about approach vector come on. So so I think I think that stuff is pretty basic. I am there said, this isn't a quick GonNa repeat a lot here. But there is going absolutely cottage industry on Youtube and other channels four how to fly this particular plane because that's stuff does not exist in the game right now if you jump from your Cessna which is kind of the very basic plane they start with which. Is kind of a lawn with wings and move your way up to a seven forty seven. You're just jumping around and it's not like they're like, okay you're in a seven forty seven. Let's go over the basics. Just, kind of fly in it. It's a totally different kind of flying altogether. I should have recorded myself with like my first half hour of this game where I was just like. Watching the install progress for. That was the first fifteen hours but when I actually got the game to run I, it must have been amazing and I wish like there was a real pilot watching me to who is just like look at this idiot. I think there's something. So Amazingly hilarious that this game is exactly what it is. Right like I know I've played flight simulator for I. Know that's a big but. There's such a feeling of helplessness where I don't know I didn't really know what I was doing i. kind of just went to the medium mode and I just I tried to go newest. Propeller plane because I'm a fucking asshole and I. It was. It was great. Can I crashed right away? It's just so strange to be that. They're just like, no this is literally the cockpit of the plane you're in and you have to fly this. Now you idiot turns out. Turns. Out I don't know how to flood plain. Do you guys? Do you. I mean that helplessness is more or less what has determined that I am never actually going to buy play this game, but I am going to watch so many other people play this game. I am so excited to watch people who know what the hell they're doing play this game, and especially if he also some people who maybe don't know what they're doing any high high. Yeah so I think. I, it is a flight simulator. It is a game they are to simulate flying a plane you have. At least three levels of assists at the base level you have. Easy medium and true to life is what call it. And then it gets more granularity can go into any of those settings and set like okay I want true to life I wanNA turn collision offer I want to turn these other things off so you can go in there. I found it pretty approachable. Drew said he tried with the controller and was fine if Said said it felt okay with the controller and find to play. I was playing with my. My flight, stick the the hotel I have here the Sitek fifty two and that was, and this is important I think for people who are jumping here. That was immediately recognized by the game, not only as a controller with a picture of the thing in the game and all the buttons laid out but drew's flight stick, which is a C.. H. Product. Was Not which I thought was hilarious that they have this like a laser ship style hotels in there but not Druze actual flight yoke and and all that stuff in there I'm sure they will add action say sure I would I would place money down that. They will add this stuff over time and products in overtime if they have a lot to do to this game over them like I. have had I- i- uninstalled it. I've been having so much trouble. I. I've been unable to even get into a plane I launched it started downloading, and then I had to close it because I had to do other things with this computer and could not let that music just play for hours at needed to download. Like additional 'cause like the initial download is like nine gigs or something. and. Then you launch that and it's like, all right. Let's download two, hundred, three, hundred gigs of stuff where you want to put it like. Which which using the Microsoft store one defaults we'll just put this on your c drive. You're cool with s just right in your documents folder, right? Yeah. Hundred does that Yeah so Side to close it, reopened it and it seemed to resume. I. Guess and it eventually just kind of brought me to the menu I don't know. If it finished the installer what did eventually bring me to the real menu and then I was able to get in there and. Turn all the assists and it gets you to this menu where you pick like Oh what airports do you want to play? Do you WanNa fly now Gimme a jet with all these salon and Lemme and let me go from I'm I'm GonNa tell you. That I'm going from SF OTAS, SEATTLE. But who knows, let's see what happens and then there's a button marked fly and click the button marked fly. And nothing happened. That's a bummer.
know your rights before you talk to the police
"The criminal justice. System. It's a pretty elegant thing crafted over centuries of refinement. You know some people don't even realize that our system of law and justice predates the birth of this country. By centuries. When settlers came to America, they brought English common law with them. And although there have been modifications and additions to that system, the basic structure remained. Things like precedent, which is the basic concept of relying on previously decided cases and using those established guidelines traditions. If, you've ever heard to lawyers argue they'll say things like Miranda, the Arizona. That's a reference to a prior already decided case that instructs the judge on how to rule on the case before the. It's up to the judge to weigh all the various arguments for a fair decision. And if there's clear precedent than the judge will usually rely on that previous ruling. Otherwise, he may decide to go the opposite way and in doing. So create new law and set a new precedent. That's often not the case and doing so could lead to an appeal and a reversal from a higher court. Anyway. This is starting to turn into a civics lesson, but it's funny just how many normal everyday citizens don't even know the basics of how our system of laws and justice works. It's really quite something. Even before the English, modernized in the seventeenth century, the roots of law date all the way back to Greek and Roman civilizations. In Ancient Greece if you killed somebody, their family had the right to kill you. At the end of the seventh century BC a man named Drako. The first legislator of Athens wrote a series of laws regarding intentional and unintentional homicide. The punishment for most of these cases was death. That's where the term draconian laws comes from. It refers to the overly harsh antiquated punishment for a crime. Thankfully since then we've made a lot of modifications to the law and our Constitution reflects the society that puts the rights of the individual before the needs of the state. For example. That case I mentioned a minute ago Maranda v Arizona. Well, that's the case where the concept of Miranda rights originated. We'll talk more about that later. But for now, all you need to know is that you should never talk to cops. They're not there to help you or be your friend. They're not looking out for your best interests when you're sitting in that hard cold chair of their eight by eight foot interrogation room. Oh. And before you start constructing your angry emails, I don't care if your husband or father best friend is a cop. I'm not saying all cops are bad. So calm your outrage. I'm giving you good solid life advice based on years of experience with cases like this. When you find yourself across from a COP whose? Questions about a crime. The only thing they're trying to do at that point is to get you to slip up so they can put you in jail. That is after all their job pudding criminals in jail. So, if you did something, don't talk to cops. If you didn't do something. Don't talk to cops just say it with me folks. Don't talk to cops. Ask for a lawyer at follow their advice. Or you may find yourself in the same predicament. That William hurt that. Jones statistically talking earlier. Wouldn't the information you'll and make sure we know who we're talking to. We can this all the time. Give me your personal. Legal name is middle. Name Jeffrey. J.. or You. Anyway. Evansville Indiana is sometimes referred to as Kentuckiana. The EVANSVILLE metropolitan area includes counties in both Kentucky and Indiana Google Map it's confusing. It is however a great example of Gerrymandering. Evansville directly borders one section of the Ohio River. In the summer of two, thousand, twelve, eighteen year old William hurt an Evansville. Native had just found himself in that cold ugly interrogation room. He was talking to Kentucky State Police officers about his alleged involvement in a suspected murderer.
Waze's railroad alerts are now available worldwide
"Ways updated its android and IOS APPs to notify users worldwide if they're approaching a railroad crossing and there's a reason why back in two thousand, sixteen, the National Transportation Safety Board asked Tech. Companies for the feature after a truck driver collided with a train while using google maps, Google own ways. Volunteer Map editors voted railroad crossing data provided by organizations in rail network operators, Mta Long Island Railroad Amtrak the Railway Association. Of Canada Secretary of Communications and Transportation Mexico ways had to rely on its local map editors alone in some other parts of the world.
House Antitrust Subcommittee Takes Testimony From Big Tech CEOs
"As low as four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month stay tuned after the show to learn about their special offer just for talking tech listeners. So when you're asked to meet with elected officials via teleconference in Washington. DC along with your key competitors and you don't get too many questions. It's a given that you had a really really good week. And when you followed up the next day with a stunning earnings release that had one analysts say that his jaw dropped when he read the numbers while there's no question that apple CEO Tim, Cook clearly had the best week in Tech. His compatriots among the big tech CEOS like facebook's mark. Zuckerberg Google's Sundar Pichai, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos did not fare as well in DC. Now, in case you missed it. Let's breakdown for you what happened this week and begin by setting the scene facebook Google apple and Amazon CEOS recall to Capitol Hill for the first time in unison to defend themselves. Against antitrust charges and they followed it up the next day with earnings reports all on the same day or a mind boggling two hundred billion dollars combined worth of revenues in just one quarter. That's a little less than half of what America's largest company Walmart brought in for all of two thousand nineteen for the record that was five, hundred, twenty, four, billion. Now during a pandemic, when many people are forced to work or learn from home consumers responded by buying lots of new computers, ipads, and iphones from apple and a whole lot of everything from Amazon at a time when many retail stores were closed in this testimony to Congress bezos described it as like Christmas in March for the company which struggle to keep up with demand meanwhile. Google. Reported a two percent drop in revenues incidents. Advertising business was impacted too fragile economy. While facebook, which is also primarily in advertising business reported higher revenues but. With a lower increase than usual, which brings us back to cook. When you're asked to appear before Congress and defend your company, you're a loser when you walk into that environment says Jean Monster in investor analyst with Luke ventures a good day he adds is escaping from major blows like Tim Cook did cook was asked about how apple treats APP developers in place favorites at its APP store where the company clearly controls what consumers can see with ironclad enforcement. Apple gets to decide who can participate and can band people at will as it did recently with the alternative email service hey, which was initially rejected by apple cooks defense. It's all in keeping up with the quality of the store in that putting APPs in front of iphone users that invade their privacy and the like. But in the realm of antitrust government decreed that apple ditch the APP store, it's a tiny portion of its business worth less than five. And wouldn't impact apple says monster. What could happen to the other companies if they had to divest will you can see facebook ditching instagram and WHATSAPP apple ditching aws, which is its web services it was basically the backbone of many companies. It provides Internet services for many companies like Netflix men for Google maybe say goodbye YouTube. Google calendar. Google maps who knows meanwhile the chairman of the antitrust subcommittee said
"google maps" Discussed on Snacks Daily
"This is nick this Jack, and this is snacks daily. It is Tuesday July twenty first the S. and P. Five hundred rose yesterday, making it positive for twenty twenty, which is Insane Jack? I think technically means twenty twenty didn't happen. There seems to be no news. That won't push the market higher right now. The vaccines could turn against themselves. It would still apparently push markets up. The vaccines could start a mutiny, and this would still be a teaboy. Have podcast the best one yet check. What's our first story? He likes to act like it can do everything all by itself, but it just spent millions of dollars for permission to use Google maps, mom, can we please have some dessert for a second story head space and calm our meditation APPs that could probably use a session or two on their own meditation. Space, just partnered with snapchat while Calms Lachey. Get this a show on HBO Max. There's no calm in that store. There was nothing calm about that story, third and final. Story Jack for a third and final story. Fisker, which just went public is the latest electric car company to break the rules of making cars all right so fiscal needs. Factory Volkswagen has an extra factory. We're looking classic. Style win win. Share this share that what's knackers before we hit those stories? Adwa is dead. It's official. The age of the readymade smoothie with a twenty forty expiration date is over now nick and I used to live on fourteenth street with our buddy Dave and our buddy. Timmy rake is and we epic smoothie recipe that rivaled Douala's. It's true. There was a whole lot of way protein, and we claim that the secret ingredient was wait for it mango. There were so much mango in this movie i. I had like one appendage. That was just a mango. Now. The key thing here is that coca-cola acquired walla juice for a cool hundred and eighty one million dollars in two thousand one. It ushered in the era of bananas, strawberries and randomly. Spinach was in every single. Douala's move just was thrown into each one of those. It felt aggressive too much pop syndrome now. Douala though is getting shut down next month. Because get this. Yes, Coca Cola has a bunch of not from concentrate juices in their portfolio. Team, ever and Douala was number seven in coca. Cola's list of not from concentrate drew's brave. jumba juice was in this list. They would be like number three. This is bad. Seven is brutal so tough day for Doi- already, but then coq CEO kind of made a personal he said and I quote we just couldn't make it work with a Douala. This feels like an it's not you. It's me on a corporate level. That just didn't need to happen. So you think the Coca Cola CEOS dark person. He also has a Zombie list of brands that haven't grown in the past three years snacker. Make this up at fascinated us. He literally calls them. Zombie lists. I heard services on that list to nick sounds like Arias dark and give it through this knacker's fun fact before you say goodbye to Wallace smoothies, knackers, peak at Walla actually came in two thousand and ten. That's right. Douala, and quidditch were both in the hit. Middlebury College classic the Mid Kid it was all downhill from there also correlates when they added spinach. Let's hit our three stores. Innocence daily. Behan Rain Food Candy. Don't reflect the views. Her families live formation will just so. Commending securities, it's not a research, report or investment, advice, offer or sale of a security. Next digestible business. Financial LLC member favor. Slash S. P. C.. For our first story, the brand new car company FISKER is trying to build cars the apple way it wants to design the electric cars believed the actual building of the cars to someone else for talking about Fisker, which is the latest company that has never sold a product to still manage to IPO twenty. Nineteen companies IPO that had never had a profit before true thing. Twenty twenty companies are I appeal. That have never sold a product. It's getting wild. It's like somehow getting on the bachelor when you're still the kind of person who's wearing cargo shorts on a weekly basis i. Don't think you're ready for the BACHELORETTE. Not Quite no one's getting the road smackers Fisker Electric Car Company that IPO through a popular back door process. That's getting a lot of love and twenty twenty. It's actually a great word to say even though tally confusing, it's called a SPEC that stands for a special purpose acquisition company way. We set up. This publicly traded company just to acquire you. fisker like it's not a real company with real business. Until the acquisition ipso facto fisker was a private company now because it's been acquired by a random public company, it is now publicly traded now if you search for fisker stock, you're not gonNA. Find It. It's currently called Spartan. Energy Acquisition Corporation. They're probably going to change. Change their name to fisker event. That's the company that acquired fisker sounds more like the kind of thing that like like an evil Gary Oldman, we're playing a movie. That is the executive of this thing all right, that's it. We're not talking about Ip loophole anymore back to the store, so fiscus got this interesting electric SUV ocean at selling for a cool under thirty thousand dollars. It's GONNA sell eventually under thirty thousand dollars. There's nothing for sale yet, but now get this. The preannounced a super novel, interesting partnership I of this pre pre announcing. It's not going to build its own factories to mass produce like Tessler or any car company does instead fisker is going to use Volkswagen's fancy new electric vehicle assembly lines to produce its own now. They're straight up out Alani. They announcing things that aren't even a thing within their company and get this, although the company hasn't confirmed it the. The CEO did tweet that it's happening, so it's like Super, Eli aggressively out Alani Lot. Now this got Nick Knight, thinking. Some of the most successful companies in the world don't even make their core product their profit public up and down your house Nike doesn't make the shoes. Casper doesn't make the mattresses. Those companies outsource production to a huge network factories in low cost countries that are owned and managed by someone and the key one. Here we're thinking about is apple which doesn't make the phone just. Designed in Cupertino made in China Foxconn is the mega tech manufacturer based in China. That's assembling your iphone now. Technically, we want to preempt the apple lawyers on this. They do get a lot of their iphone parts from the United States factories both be honest made at Foxconn right but one industry that always makes their own stuff. It is car companies. Ford's got factories. Tesla's got factories Honda. Peugeot you name fisker is going the apparatus. It wants to design only and let vw the actual building here now. The pro of this set up is according to fisker. That will accelerate the time to get its car to market, and it will dramatically reduce vehicle development costs, but the interesting kind here for fisker innovation could suffer aggressively because it's completely dependent on volkskrant. Be Like I'm. I'm ready for a third model in Volkswagen's like sorry. I need three more years because I have no idea this new product that you just sent me a fax, so Jack what's the takeaway for our buddies over fisker? The car industry followed the same rules for a hundred years. Throw those rules away. smackers car companies that follow old school rules aren't getting any Wall Street love. Love right and we talked about this last week Ford. Motor Company is worth one eleventh of Tesla on Wall Street. You walk around the streets at Detroit. You're starting to hear this. That's just not how it's done in the auto industry junior mic. That is not an acceptable response to an idea. In fact, is someone in response to your idea with a well son? That's just not. Not How it's done kind of a different situation that means you're might actually have a great idea on your hands. Four our second story snapchat heads space just partnered up to bring some mindful. Miss to teens, nick, this shows the barter economy can still form strong relationships the bark what is sixteenth century Holland I kind of bark, the barter economy that way to save barter Jack. Jack, there's no crime here. No Crime Nick, I'm talking about the hilarious APP for sharing short videos of you eating. NACHO cheese from a buddies face from twenty seven to twenty, one thousand nine hundred acres. That wonderful APP experience was exclusively on Snapchat, but now that story we're talking about TIKTOK. which is a huge threat to our snappy buddies over in Santa.
Apple unveils iOS 14 with new homescreen and app experience
"Apple in the spotlight now in the stock is touching all time highs as the worldwide developers conference it gets under way with apple's Tim cook standing by himself for this time of the apple theater were apple is headquartered in looks like he started the event today by what he called the two big things in the world addressing the topic of racism and injustice he said while the events of this past month sadly not new they have caused us to take note and they said they're taking action as well a couple weeks ago we said we announced apple's racial justice and inequity they should have with one hundred million dollars starting the U. S. and a new developer entrepreneurial camp for African American developers they went on to the coronavirus thanking healthcare workers knowing that people are relying on technology more than ever to stay connected and that deal with the current situation and now they've moved on to the new iOS of fourteen elements of the iPhone starting with the home screen apparently a being updated will be getting new software updates here as we go along apple also now the point of using Fast Company quotes to claim apple maps is on par with the Google maps that's the latest there and will continue to monitor the worldwide developers conference under way
Apple to ditch Intel to make its own chips
"Turned to the NERDS AT NERDWALLET DOT com. Apples looking to start making its own chips for its computers and move away from Intel according to a new report by Bloomberg.
Google Maps adds ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’ in Washington DC amid protests
"Apple maps seen splashy update nine to five. Mac Says Cooper. Tinos. Car Talk. Rivers have updated the images around the White House. You've no doubt heard about the street in Washington DC leading to Lafayette Square being painted with the words black lives matter. If you look for that on apple maps, you will see it. For a bit of background nine to five, MAC says the street message was approved by the DC mayor who has spoken out against the military response to recent protests. The words were painted onto the street just a day or so ago. And Apple maps as speedily updated its satellite data to show it to the world. Both, apple maps and Google maps of also renamed the street black. Lives Matter Plaza again per recent changes made by the city.
Google is working on its own debit card (again
"In our never ending quest to find stories to talk about Because as you know times have changed and there's not a lot of news but there is some Google news. Google is according to the verge working on. Its own debit card. Now the weird thing is Google used to have a credit card. I remember getting. They stopped at two. Google this is. This is short-sighted from High Garden Berg. They're coming back although it wasn't a debit card and I guess the Apple Card which is Goldman Sachs Bank Which is Weird Phantom? I don't know I don't know you have to have a certain credit rating to get it. No well wasn't there a big kerfuffle around getting it women not getting a couple of Steve Wozniak and David Heiner Meyer Hansen who created ruby on rails. Two well-known D.C. Icons both said I got a much better credit limit. Then my wife who has my same finances because she's my wife but anyway apple says. Yeah well we talked about this. The ways of the credit score are varied in mysterious. That apple said okay. We'll fix that. Lisa got a better credit limit than I did on mine. So some prizes based on your personal credit I would guess yes exactly. Yeah and if you see under sixteen hundred dollars thermo mix exactly exactly. Google wants to Google branded smart debit card Actually the apple cart which I've had for a while works quite well. You get cash back. The Nice thing is tied to the watch which is kind of something I guess Google Google has android wear but does anybody where android wear but the idea of a close eventually. Maybe it does have me. Yeah so nowadays. Not Touching money or credit cards but Attack at the grocery store if you have to go to be Embraced so maybe that's maybe this is a Cova thing. I don't know Came into our meeting thing because data thing you're right so you can get a lot of information and like facebook even has deals with credit card companies to to say. Hey what are people buying? So I think Google's like oh I would love to know and about tying that back possibly advertisements you could actually say. Hey this since saw this ad. They already do that their they already do that. Yeah but the so they have google pages like apple pay and Samsung Pay But the normally those work by you attach your existing credit cards to it. So what's different about Apple's credit card is you can use that as your primary payment. Apples is actual charge card. It's a credit card. You rack up a bill. You pay it in the month. The Google supposedly. According to the verges a debit card. They're going to partner with city Stanford Federal Credit Union. It's visa but most debit cards are either visa or MasterCard But it but it will take it right out of your bank account as opposed to adding up the charges till the end of the month It will do virtual card numbers. That's one of the real selling points on the apple. Credit Card is that the merchant doesn't get any information about you They don't even get your credit card number they get a token and they don't get your address your real name or any of that stuff and of course merchants hate that. Google apparently wants to do the same thing. But you know who gets the information apple and Google in Google's case so it's not like they're giving up any information customers will be able to use the Google play APP to lock their card in the event of theft or loss according to the verge or lock the account entirely Google Zap reportedly and there is a picture of the APP so this leak is pretty well. Sourced will reportedly allow customers to easily track purchases using Google maps and its database of retailers. Would you get goal Debit Card or not?
How To Make Sure Your Deliveries Make It To Your House
"I wanted to say this weekend. I did a A beginner project that I think a lot of us in Gramajo you ready for this okay. All of a sudden. You're not a big deal in my house. I found out all of us do a lot more kind of delivery right now. We're we're all being pushed to deliver food that kind of thing. We've been doing a lot of delivery lower. We started noticing all of our food kept going to delay the next door and so I looked at Google maps and and sure enough it always placed my address at the house next door. It was just a little off so occurred to me. I might not have proper sign edge so the project of the day from my wife and I was to create a new number on the house. That would be much easier seen by the delivery people right so we didn't want to go crazy but we had noticed. Some people tied up some banners to their house and balloons and things like that around the numbers of the House to let the delivery people know so anyway. We took it on as a project and bought the numbers. You know the numbers that we would need for our house and then I went and got a piece of board and painted it up real nice and we screwed it all down and got it looking nice and hung it on the house but now you can see the house number from the road a lot easier than and I know that sounds silly but right now with all the delivery going on you know. We hadn't missed one since we fixed that sign. Every yesterday I went out to do We build a warranty inspections for the years up. We'll go in and help the homeowner get a list and I went into neighborhood and drove up to the Wrong House. The numbers and so the client comes out of the. House next door and starts waving at me. No you need to be over here. Well yeah and Google can only do so good and it almost puts you at my front door but now it's one house over so hopefully we fixed that problem but it's a it's an easy cost efficient project that you can do. That actually helps your home in this particular situation to think about that. Your neighbor may be disappointed because she's not getting all learning. I can tell you that no more pizza going there. So Jason did. The neighbor gives the food back. Yeah yeah well. We typically caught her. I got wise to it after a while and we go stand in the front of my driveway and wave people over to me but now I do think that's a pretty good project for people because it's easy something you can do. You can make it bright big whatever you need to do make it cool and sleuth whatever but make it so that you can actually see it from the road might be good yes and it is. I mean let. Let's just imagine for minute Food is one thing but let's say that you have an emergency and and someone needs to find that that house very quickly so yes it is. It is a big deal and on new construction. You cannot pass. You cannot get your co certificate of occupancy until the numbers are clearly placed on the house not on the mailbox. Railings Does Not Count Mailbox does not count. Wow okay that's good to know Jeff that that's actually thing that goes into homemaking now
How false negatives are complicating COVID-19 testing
"Do we know the false positive and false negative rates on the testing that we're doing now false positive with this test should be near zero it's very hard to get a false positive when you're looking for in our day so a PCR the false negative results for anywhere up to I would say twenty to thirty percent potentially if you have less symptoms your false negative rate is higher if you have more symptoms your false negative rate is lower but again those are estimates it's very hard to know what is you know true you know in order to get false negative false positive you need a what is the truth and so the problem is we don't have a denominator of truth yet to know to go back so it's all estimates you know in order to know I I need to know yes they really did have it and you said no well I have that in some cases but most cases I don't have the follow up to know what real ground truth was so my god is it'll be twenty to thirty percent false negative but again it's just I got right now okay so to the public health protocols do we have in your mind any options beyond stay at home social distancing is that our only option at the moment or are there others no I mean I mean you had the mayors of New York City and Los Angeles and now that we want you to wear masks this is a predominately droplets spread disease you know when you stand in front of a mirror and brief that fog is droplets so are breeding creates droplets with your fact anyway you're symptomatic or not you create droplets when you wear a bandanna tonight it will when you were in ninety five master limited supply but when you went mera homemade mask you basically block those droplets you where that data and breathe on a beer you're not gonna see the fog and so if we all work and then as we go out we would stop yes you need to go out to go shopping other things we would stop spread of the virus period also and it would be a hundred percent that would add more to it the more we can get so that you know the number of people the person affected it whenever one person is affected if in fact more than one other person the virus will continue to grow if it's less than one that number is low then the virus will grow more slowly Peter away we have to stop it like that so our behavior change has to do more than just staying inside when we have to go out and anybody who's out whether you're at working as cash register an EMT you need to wear something so you can't spread if you're a symptomatic and and if we had if we had massive testing with that give us more options or with the public to call be exactly the same you know we have this thing that we're very proud of the United States call privacy rules in Korea if you're tested all of your neighbors get a tax Hey David an apartment three B. has corona so they know to avoid me and they know who's affected and they actually trace where I went in anybody I talked to my father would back the week before who David just meet let me test them to see if they're positive or not they actually say screw privacy let's look at all of that data Google announced today that they have the data from Google maps of who's effectively doing social distance and out what city and they're giving it to the city's not releasing a public which I think they should but wouldn't it be amazing to know who's following the rules and not and then the ones who aren't we have to figure out different rules to enact because we all have to do we all have to think is one to get rid of this this is an amazing part of humanity we have to go back to being a community it's a new change our mentality and our behavior that we really haven't thought about for decades well I'm wondering yes this gets severe enough that if Americans will it wouldn't would welcome the kind of things are doing in South Korea and Singapore and elsewhere I hope so but you know what it's going to mean is we have to treat people differently which again we don't respond well to if you have no immunity your seventy I'm to say you have to stay home you can't go out if you're twenty rolled and again you have no immunity you can't go out to the other twenty year old can people to say No Way I have my rights I want to do this I don't want people to know I had the virus or I could have spread I spread it to somebody else it's my right to keep my health care information private I don't want you to my my health care data to figure out who gets sick and who doesn't this is my data you know if I asked you to get a mortgage you could meet every financial record you have a you don't think twice and I say let me use your healthcare data to better treating humanity in the rest of the world you say No Way is my health
Where is Artificial Intelligence Used Today?
"Let's talk about how. Ai is most commonly being used. Today is a tool flash technology that is constantly used in your everyday life without even realizing it if Google if you use facebook if you use youtube all of those platforms are using some kind of AI. On it and what they're using predominantly most a systems are using this subcategory Of Technology called machine learning and machine learning is essentially the ability of a machine to take a lot of data understand. Patterns in that data and then reapply data so machine learning is just one type of Ai. There are others but machine learning is the most common. And it's the kind of I we're gonNA cover almost exclusively throughout this episode and machine learning starts with some set of data that a computer or machine can analyze. The data can be anything a collection of photos or current traffic conditions or the game of chess. The machine flies through that data and finds the patterns. This is the learning part of machine learning. Then that machine can take what it learned and apply to new but similar set of data and make decisions or recommendations based on what knows so if you take an example of Youtube. Youtube is really good recommending. You videos that you WANNA watch. And that's why we all spend way too much time on it and what it's doing is it's the data. Here is all of the videos. You've watched before so it's looking at all the news. You Watch it before. And it's figuring out what are the common themes within those videos that likely mean it's another video this common themes you would also want to watch it And that is that is that is. Ai so you can apply that to other things like facebook. It's ability to identify people in photos. It is taking all of the photos that previously talked with yourself finding the Pixel patterns that notch your face and then looking for those same pixel patterns in other photos to see if you're there. Karen also explains that facebook in particular uses a in another less obvious way and that's in determining what shows up in your news feed the data in this case. Is Your behavior on facebook. What you like or react to what you click on comment on all that is data. Facebook collects and then uses to determine what it shows you more of so if you like post by certain friends on certain topics but just those with images then facebook is gonNA show you those posts. I and put the rest down at the bottom of your news. Feed all of that's done automatically by facebook's. Ai Algorithms the same kind of thing is happening when net flicks and spotify recommend a new show or song but their applications outside of social and media platforms to because machine learning is really good at recognizing patterns in images There is now a whole field of research on how to use that technique for Medical images because a lot of cancer diagnosis or other disease diagnosis typically involves looking at an image like an MRI scan a cat scan Or an image of a of a tissue slice or whatever it is And then try to figure out whether it looks abnormal and whether needs to be treated and AI is demonstrating a pretty good Ability to now be able to do that for us at with higher accuracy than human radiologists because human radiologists can get sleepy. They can get bleary eyed Software does not. Karen is quick to point out here that in no way does she think. Ai should outright replace a human radiologists or do the job all on its own A. It's just another tool in your toolbox. It can give you a recommendation for what it thinks. Like whether someone has Malignant cancer node in their lung or something And it's still up to the doctor who has like the actual medical knowledge and the actual patient history and like all of that to make the final call so what about the use of AI in marketing. Since I was at this marketing a conference I was able to catch up with a guy named Nikos Kunia. I'm right now. A partner at Davidson partners we our AI CONSULTANCY. I lead the global AI practice. I'm also a futurist speaker and author now. The speakers at this conference all had slightly different backgrounds and all offered their unique perspective on the topic. I in marketing but what. They all seem to agree on. Is that this relatively new tech of AI and the age old industry of marketing that they were on a convergence path destined to integrate more and more as time goes on. So I asked Nikos why I'll give you one main reason two thousand seven. The iphone came out today. You almost have half the entire world with iphones and so the traditional world of marketing where you have a don draper and his media buddy making few decisions on. Hey let's get this message out for a specific brand to as many people as possible shirts. Vanilla message great. It works it worked then even ten years ago. You can still make that same decision. What do I put in front of Somebody in the Wall Street Journal and Creative Director a marketer? I need to make a decision right now. Up Like what? Do I know about you if I knew something about you? I make a decision about cars. Okay I'll put up a car. Od like I'm black. Okay do you like red so I will infer what I know about you and make that decision. A there are about five hundred billion opportunities to do that today and so there is absolutely no way a single human even get through a thousand so that is the reason why we need artificial intelligence. And why this convergence is happening is that you need to automate those decisions and you need to recognize patterns at a broad scale to get to what marketers want to sell more stuff and to drive business outcomes. So that's where our Bob Cat Marketer? Paul writes here comes back in all racer class of two thousand graduated from the E W Script School of journalism and I went onto found peer. Twenty twenty two the marketing agency and the marketing artificial intelligence institute. Paul founded PR twenty twenty in two thousand and four and more recently established the marketing artificial intelligence institute which hosted the conference. You can read more about the evolution of both Pr. Twenty twenty and the Institute in the latest issue of Ohio Today magazine at Ohio Today Dot Org but for now I wanted to ask Paul to put a is impact on the marketing industry at large in more perspective. To think about all the things you use in your daily life that are powered by so net flicks recommend shows for you based on Intelligence Algorithms. Spotify learns what music you like. Your iphone recognizes your face to unlock it. Facebook recognizes faces. You upload photos so none of that can be done without a so. It's what powers. All of those consumer technologies Amazon. Predicting what you're going to buy an essence it all comes down to these predictions and so marketing is basically trying to apply the same technology to make predictions about what consumers will do next. You're you're trying to predict if you're sending an email Campaign trying to predict what subject line of work? When should we send it? What images should we use the called action be and when you start looking at social media and email and websites? Seo and communications there's applications for AI across every category and it really just comes down to wear in your life. Are you trying to use data to make a prediction about something and when we step back as marketers? The answer is it's like eighty to ninety percent of the things we do so it's that potentially broad impact that can worry people especially those people working in the marketing roles that this technology will affect. Will they be replaced by a computer? Of course disconcerted has felt beyond the field of marketing. Automation has been simultaneously welcomed and feared industries from manufacturing to finance. Still Paul stays optimistic. We're under the working assumption. That within three to five years eighty percent of what we do at least will be intelligently automated to some degree meaning a I will make us better at doing the tasks we do every day. It may not replace the need to have a human doing them but it will enhance the the example. I give a lot as google maps. So when you're trying to go from point eight appointees you use just use a road atlas now Google maps monitors data in real time and it changes recommended route for you to take and all is trying to do is predict the fastest way from A to b the human still decides whether or not to take that advice but the machine has enhanced your ability get from a to B
Don't Make the Problem Fit the Model
"One of the most critical and fundamental skills any developer must cultivate is the ability to map. Mapping is the concept of taking some information and relating it to some other information the seems overly simplified but if we apply this to actual maps we can see the direct correlation for example when we take a picture with a satellite. We have pixels and we can map those pixels to actual latitude and longitude points in our physical world. What's interesting is that? Latitude and longitude is in of itself. A mapping exercise in so it stands to reason that we can stack maps on top of each other. We can add new information using old maps. That's exactly what we're doing when we're creating routes on these existing maps were taking the many different layers and compressing them together. Creating multiple maps that are abstracted from underlying maps. In fact almost all of the information that we operate on a day-to-day basis relies. Some kind of mapping but it stands to reason that as with most things that humans try to do very often. We get our mapping wrong in today's episode. We're going to talk about how forcing a concept into the wrong model can cause major problems in software and your career as a whole my name. Is Jonathan. Cottrell you're listening to develop my goal on. This show is to help. Drew Developers like you find clarity perspective and purpose in their careers as with all models. A model is not a pure picture of the truth. Alfred Decor Ziblonki. I said that a map is not the territory it represents but if it's correct it has a similar structure to the territory which accounts for its usefulness once again if we think about actual maps that we use the Google maps for example satellite imagery on Google. Maps often is out of date. In fact it's always out of date to some degree therefore it cannot ever be exactly the territory however models are useful just because a maps satellite imagery is not perfectly up-to-date. Doesn't mean that those images don't represent some picture of today's current reality in most cases. Those images are up to date enough to be useful and it's important to recognize as with so many topics on this show the necessity of context. In what way can a map be useful? In what way can a model be useful? We talked about models in the last episode of develop not specifically. We talked about the idea of having implicit and explicit models that inform our various processes. And it's important to think about your models but it's also necessary to think about how models can steer US wrong models can and often do give us a false sense of confidence. It's not just because we picked the wrong model to represent a particular idea. We shouldn't always blame the
"google maps" Discussed on Marketing Above All
"Home a chiropractor a dentist a childcare center karate. It doesn't really matter if someone goes to Google and types in Childcare Center Buffalo New York Childcare Center near Me Day Care Center. Preschool Montessori School. Whatever that particular phrase that they're going to search for them we'll talk about the different phrases and a second. You've got to make sure that you're coming up on page when a google. Now there's really three different variances to Google so there are delistings at the top and sometimes the bottom that say ad and that's Google pay per click. So that's to pay to play. It's a great way to get you on page one of Google instantly. The downside is you're constantly having to pay but it's a tactic that we use all day every day and it works insanely well. Then you've got the ones that are right below that in those are the ones that are. But we're GONNA really be talking about in focusing on today the map listings and it really depends on the city and the type of key words sometimes. There's I mean typically. There's three sometimes. There's an extra usually. There's three a lot of people call it the Google three pack. Now you can definitely click on the map and you can see more listings and things like that. But there's going to be three that show up on page one of Google for the map listings and then all of the other listings below. Those are then the Google organic unless it says ad so while the different places that you can show up in page when Koogle but in this episode I really want to focus on that Google. Three pack and the Google map listings and really explain it to you but also give you the details that you've gotta know to make sure that you actually can get ranked so first off. There's there's just a ton of misconceptions that if you're a local business I mean and someone searching the maps. I mean you should be showing up there. Well that's the same thing with Google organic is that you don't just magically start showing up. It doesn't happen that way. You have to work hard to be showing up in those google map listings. And I'm going to give you some tips and just a second. But the big misconception. Is that once? You set things up that you're just GONNA instantly start showing up for those particular phrases that you're hoping for the next big misconception. Is that everything that you put? There is going to show up and the photos that want are going to show up and all those different things while the downside is that Google often is updating these listings even after you claim them sometimes on autopilot so if your website shows that it changed a bunch of the hours and things like that or a user submits a picture if it wants to use the street view I mean Google does have quote unquote permission to make those updates. So you've gotTa make that you're monitoring your listing quite heavily as well. So what are the steps? And what are you actually have to do to make this happen? So the first step is you've got to make sure that you claim your listing and that you have full access so that often is sending postcards sometimes. It's doing the phone verification. They've got a video verification that they do every now and then but still the old fashioned. It sends a postcard out to your mailing address. You go you confirm the number and then you get access to the listing. Step two then. Is You want to make sure that you're updating the listing with all of the most up-to-date information right phone number. You want us your hours pictures details about your business. The more information you put the better and when you're filling some of the filling the stuff out you WanNa make sure that you're writing for your prospects but I also want you to keep in mind that I want you to to work in some of the different key words and things like that so you really WanNa make sure that let's go back to the daycare example that if someone's going to be typing daycare preschool or child care that you're using those different phrases and things like that you're listing those in the listing as you fill it out in your loading those ends tags and keywords and things like that because you WanNa make sure that you're going to be showing up for not just the phrase childcare but if your daycare infant carry all those different phrases you WanNa make sure that those are in your listing as well so fill out more than complete check. Everything make sure that everything is is ready to go and then you can publish it. And this is where most local businesses stop the day. Take Care of all that which is a great great step but then they just assume hope that they're google my business listing. Google map listing is going to start ranking in the three pack. You need to make sure that you're building tons of reviews. That's my next favorite step is build reviews if you only have a couple of reviews slowly build them over the next thirty to sixty days build out ten twenty thirty forty fifty positive reviews you want to build up that listing to show that. It's it's a reputable listing. It's a reputable location. You're irreputable business. The next step is a little bit more technical. But you want to build back links or you want to build links actually pointing to this listing see maybe WANNA mention the listing on a blog posts on your website for example you want to embed the Google maps on your website. You want to write a blog post about it. You want to actually build back links pointing to your Google map listing because that continues to show Google that. Hey this is a irreputable business. And if other people and other websites are linking to it it must be a reputable business it must be an important business and then what ends up happening is Google in their Almighty. Arguer them as it's called they're going to start to look at the different factors and say well Geez. Your Business has a lot more reviews than this other business for example and then they're going to say well Geez they have a bunch of links that are pointing to their google map listing. So that's really another good thing. So what's GONNA end up happening is over time? Then you're going to start to climb in the rankings and you'RE GONNA start showing up in that Google three pack. Now the only other thing that you have to keep in mind. This is a little bit confusing. But when you think about it. It's not that confusing. Certain businesses are only going to attract certain radiuses. So if you're typing in restaurant near me for example and your restaurant is located thirty miles away. You'RE NOT GONNA show up in that Google three pack. Even though you might have a lot of great reviews and you've got all these back links and things like that. Google is smart enough to know that someone is going to travel thirty miles to your restaurant. It's GONNA show up restaurants that are closer to the actual person so you also have to keep in mind. Whatever people are searching for is also going to help determine if you show up in the map listings and that is where a lot of times. They'll have someone call and say hey. I'm not showing up in the map listings and also aware you searching from and they're searching from their house but their houses twenty minutes away from the actual business if there are a lot of different businesses that are similar to yours. You're only going to show up in in a pretty small radius a pretty small area. But if you follow these steps that I just taught you of claiming your listing building up the reviews building some links you will outrank the other competitors in your area and I can promise you that those google three pack Google map listings are worth their weight in gold. Get out there take some action get some more great search. Traffic opium enjoyed. Today's episode. Looking you back here tomorrow as always Michael Eisner signing off. Good Morning. Good afternoon and good night. Thank you for listening to this episode of marketing. Above all get out there make change and take some action and hey don't forget to leave a five star review until all your friends. This is the greatest marketing podcast ever ever. If we look forward to seeing you here tomorrow..
Faked Traffic Jams, Artist Tricks Google Maps
"An artist can have a great engineering mind Google maps and waze are terrific because in addition to directions you can see traffic jams you get alternate routes to take out the apps pinpoint real time traffic issues is easy because the tech school uses built in to raise farm so here we have a German artist deciding to see if he could trick Google maps so this guy loaded down a little red wagon with about a hundred smartphones and you can see this from the video he published if you're watching my show there your commando community exclusive membership then he said of each phone to run Google maps took a stroll around very streets in Berlin the F. took all of those slow moving smartphones into account which was enough to register as a major traffic congestion and here come the red lines all over the maps talk about being the fifth wheel on the little red wagon in the steering
Google Maps gets a new icon and more tabs to celebrate 15th anniversary
"So I up in the news Some news news from Google which dovetails into our news right because we share same birth year as Google maps so google maps as Google maps. Right so so fifteen years anniversary is coming up for Google maps so other freshening it up and I think they've already started rolling out Some of them the features this week so on the Fifteenth Anniversary Yes via the IRS. Because I've got the new icon which totally threw there. You go up yet because I I rarely Unless the Carson where you use the Google maps on my phone with someone pulls up and it a class or something so anyway. I haven't looked at it yet on my phone own my android phone but anyway It's kind of again just reminder. Oh my goodness so. The year Google maps started and very special. PODCAST started right kids born that year now just about old enough to date. Oh my God. Where does the time go about old enough to date? Yeah very all right. Sorry for come from Small Little House on the Prairie Times officially right officially Atlanta. We can debate that back and forth. What that ages but fifteen eighteen year still in many states? They can get their learner's permit. How about that can get your Lurs fit to drive permit to drive? It's kind of Yelp like in my mind that does that did you look at it frank. What the yeah I mean? It's it's walk eight so I was up in the bridgeport PA area yesterday. And I was driving on an area area that I know so I was in my car and went to turn on Google maps and I had saw the news that it was updated but it might pay attention when it was doing that and I have all my apps that took this auto update because I got tired of doing it every twenty minutes of an update so map so it updated and I am sitting in traffic trying to figure out how to start Google maps and I couldn't didn't 'cause I'm like where's the Congo that's all I've got it and then switched the icon on me and that's thirty off and then ended up to pull over because I couldn't get serious. It tight talk the address properly. I had to type it in and it's it's different. It's you're right it's very yelp like and I had used a Yo to get to the first place always had gone to so I was really thrown off because I was like wait a minute. I'm not using yelp just trying to get back to the highway and I it. There are a a lot of overlaps in this style. Chosen and it's understandable. I think because there's so much that they put in there in terms of restaurants and gas stations things that are in Yelp nope yes and that's all right is to guide you to this these things but I haven't tried it out yet but the the video factory were just looking at one of the live you to the augmented reality. Pretty thingy looks pretty cool so these are things that are coming in the near future to all the again to this refresh for the fifteenth year. I'm really looking forward to that. One it it takes me back to the the early days of of attempts at a are on the mobile phones but I still remember the fun one from was at Nokia City Lens. Nobody remember that for me but I was like I really liked that one. But anyhow Lots of lots of stuff coming from Google for Google maps. Some stuff already out so watch for that this year On your mobile devices as you're navigating
Solar Orbiter promises first look at sun's mysterious polar regions
"Solar so this this new solar probes launching tonight from the at space coast Kennedy Space Center it's going to take some of the first images of the polar regions of the sun which is a very cool thank the project manager says the European Space Agency has been developing the solar orbiter for about a decade liftoff in just about twelve hours eleven o'clock tonight so that'll be something look for just gonna study all kinds of stuff probably by who knows what right yeah it's exciting to me they they've useful takes on space for for years now but are the proprietary technology that they're using here I think it's gonna be completely self sustainable and be able to walk the take all those pictures and get the angles of the the sun and its relationship to you are the planets are exciting yeah and then of course improving things here on earth yeah thank I have a little bit of money out for us now in solar beer we were talking about that just a couple of minutes ago the world's largest brewery InBev is announce their virtual power purchase agreement some fifty plus brands including Budweiser gonna be brewed by the sun which is kind of neat why not right right well you know I'm going back to what the beginning of the show you know you ask yourself is it worth it so these guys asked if it was worth it you know these these are our companies are used to making millions if not billions of dollars annually you know and it's a business so if they can look at you know their balance sheets and they're seeing how much money they're spending electricity which we're probably talking about hundreds of thousands not millions of dollars across all of these and they're doing the math and that math is Hey if we reallocate these these dollars and we actually produce our own energy we're gonna see major tax incentives we're going to see you know a return on investment and we're gonna really have all of the savings at the bottom line if not the first year and a and a nice manageable you know sort of sort of manner where you can take the expense of of this you know and look at it on a cruel basis whether it's twelve months whether it's the whole cycle that it would take to pay it back and each month you're actually you know netting you're you're becoming positive and seeing return on your dollars and whether or not they're taking some the tax incentives that they've gotten this year from that some of the federal tax cuts and reinvesting into our technology and energy like this they're going to see the savings and that's for years to come yeah no doubt it in this purchase agreement they're saying they're gonna buy a hundred percent renewable energy from two major solar farms two hundred megawatts that's a lot of power yeah we don't need a second at our house sure and you know I guarantee you that power when it breaks down to a kilowatt hour or a megawatt hour or whatever you know unit of of power they're they're looking and it's going to be cheaper it's going to be something that's not going to require any pollution or or maintenance on you know large power plants or or extra fuel fossil fuels or any of that stuff it's just going to depend on whether or not that the sun comes out we feel pretty good about that bad and you know chances are when they have buying power like this to really make solar farms or to invest in them you know they're going to really really see a much cheaper price for electricity and once it's all paid for it's essentially going to be free yeah other big companies have done this to of course we we talk a lot about the F. B. L. thing they're they're thirty million panels in thirty years or ten years actually Nike Walmart three am I keel over did have a couple issue as with their panels but yeah they they they they get in you know it's it's far as locally if anybody were to ever get there Google maps out on the phone like you said I I kia you know we do have a couple of them in the South Florida area here this one just on down the road here on five ninety five and is completely covered it has a about a megawatt on the roof and they all do you know and that's that's something that they've done for years and that's our independence of of any of the you know local restrictions or anything all of their buildings do you have a solar on the roof obviously apple made their huge campus you know what solar on the roof Google has the same thing at all and a lot of these companies who are smart with their money and that's the that's the whole trick your guys they would never rent you know a huge part of their income in something that they could out you know and maybe it's difficult to own a house but but we do we do because we put a small down payment down we gather our credit and jump through the hoops and play by the rules and we can get a four five or six hundred thousand dollar loan just like we could for you know a boater really expensive vehicle or something like that and then you spend a lot of time paying it off you know but with the finance capabilities of this you could essentially without having to put all these things on the line get a are renewable energy payment cheaper than what you're spending right now it really really makes a lot of sense and if if you have big Bucks like these guys here you can reach into your own pocket buy the equipment and see the fastest return on investment possible but they all know that in three four five years they're gonna be sitting pretty and seeing huge huge dividends on
The mysterious disappearance of Google's click metric
"Remember how Google reported Youtube revenue for the first time this week and I suggested that it was something along the lines of. Hey investors look over here on Google Part Yep well most people missed it at the time but there was something that Google slipped into. Its earnings this quarter. That is kind of important. Google stopped reporting cost per click and the growth of paid clicks for the first time in fifteen years with no explanation and analysts must have missed too because nobody asked Google about this. This is kind of a big a big deal because Google still makes what eighty ninety percent of its money when people click on their ads. Reporting how much it makes per click is pretty much the bedrick metric to let investors know how that business is going. This actually gets to the heart of our previous discussions. We've been having around. Google search getting absolutely gummed up with ads beyond perhaps that invisible line where it's even tolerable anymore. So you can click through for some charts in the piece. I'm about to quote from but it shakes down like this for nineteen straight quarters. Revenues per click have been declining leaning often by more than double digits in other words for every click on an ad on average. Google is making less money sometimes. Twenty nine percent percent less but at the same time the overall number of paid clicks I e the number of times Google can get you to click on an ad has always been growing at a rate eight that has been outpacing. The decline in revenue per click as long as Google could keep the number of clicks growing ahead ahead of the rate that the money made per click was declining. They were fine so stopping this reporting suggests maybe the Jig is up quoting ZD net every three months. Google has to find faster ways of expanding the total number of paid clicks by as much as sixty six percent. How is is this? A sustainable business model. There is an upper limit to how much more expansion in paid links can be found especially with the shift to mobile platforms and the constraints of display display. And what does this say about the effectiveness of Google's ads. They aren't very good and their value is declining at an astounding and unstoppable pace to survive. Google must find ways of showing even more ads. This is the future with Google more ads in more places or rather more or ineffective ads in more places this is an unsustainable business model end quote again for the web company that I still run which I won't plug. We stopped buying Google ads years ago because they stopped working for us and this is a business that was built entirely higher early on Google ads. Twenty years ago every eighteen months or so I break down and do a trial adspend to see if Google ads suddenly work again again. Well I ran the trial in January and I shut it down even before the month
"google maps" Discussed on The Future of X
"Still with all the intrigue and fear around. Ai Infiltrating yes another aspect of our work. We have to remember that humans have abilities. Teas that robots never will Simon Sinek again. Is there an APP that can help me fall in love. Is there an APP that can help me find best friends and the answer is of course for snow. These are human experiences that you're asking about and so we cannot rely on technology to expedite the process of finding someone who's a good cultural fit. It just doesn't work that way As we rely on to make things more efficient Senate warns the metrics can often show only one side of the coin is just like the price of company's a stock price is only part of a picture on the health of the organization. Someone's job performance is only part of a picture of the quality of that employees in and whether they're a good teammate Computer Algorithms and Services Light Link Tin may come to dominate the networking in hiring worlds but that one eliminate the human amy's almond common again. One of the things that's happening. Because of technology I think is a is a counter trend. Some of the scope and the the the degree to which online networking has pervaded. Our lives at believe will start to make personal relationships very very important to us the next time on the future of ax will explore a new chapter in our ongoing quest for meaning you. The single biggest driver of meaning at work is the belief that your actions in your job have a positive impact on other people and so one way to find meaning is to ask yourself. If my job didn't exist. Who would be worse off? The future of ax is produced by Ozzy in partnership with Smart Sheet. I'm your host waster nauseous managing editor face Leicester Derek Clements is our producer and editor shown. Braswell is all lead writer Anna Davies and Shannon Williamson. Our editorial Oh produces rob. Culas is our executive producer and trace him around serves as deputy editor. Today's future tip. Ask for help even if if you know you can do the task at hand yourself. This isn't some twisted mind game. It's about learning to work better with other people. Thrown new research from Harvard. Word shows that trust is not gained by helping others but by asking for it by showing vulnerability you see this a lot. New Team Team members of put on a brave face act like they have all the answers because they want people to value them in the opposite often rings true check housing alson links. We've put up Ozzy Dot com slash feature. That's Osy why dot com forward slash future to learn more and we'll leave you with this final thought from Brilliant Simon. Sinek of you ask for help. What will happen is you'll learn more if you ask for help? What'll happen is you'll gain? Mentors what will happen. is you'll form deep meaningful relationships of people who will be there for you when you need the most the more we can ask each other for health the greater our chances to grow and really become great eight and valuable members of any organization..
"google maps" Discussed on The Future of X
"Your pulling over over random gas stations to buy a map or ask for directions or maybe just take arrest and then keep blindly traveling on all right maybe not but the fact is gps and Google maps ways have undoubtedly made archimedes much more efficient. So what if I told you that you'll soon integrate it google maps into another Oji. Travel your career path alternate route ahead. Imagine an APP that maps apps out the training programs the education and the companies. You need to work for in order to retire by the age of say thirty five and then imagine that same app integrating a social aspect ways does incorporating others input in real time morning. Your boss is having a bad day today. Estimated chance of promotion point two percent alternate routes ahead. It's really not far off and like the GPS for your car before. Foret Google maps of your career. It's going to completely change the networking game. I'm face lesson. JEREM managing editor of all say. Welcome to another episode of the future x this season. We're looking into a crystal ball in partnership with smart she to decipher the future of the workplace. In this episode we explore how technology and data will change the way we network and how we find fill the jobs to come so as human beings as individuals were just not that good We're not that strong. And we can't solve complex problems silent. cynic Nick is an organizational consultant public speaker and author but in groups were remarkable in groups. We can lift the heaviest weights in salt. The most complex problems none of us can do the Solo. Work is too difficult in his latest book. The infinite game cynic explores the idea that organizations struggle because their lead as a playing with a finite tonight mindset. These leaders believe they can win. The competition can be over that there's an end game in other words Amazon might be the biggest company on the planet today. Sure but that doesn't mean they will be tomorrow one of the ways in which we can start to convert our mindset to an infinite mindset is to change the way we recognize the other players in the game to stop thinking of the other players in the game as competitors because competitors are there to be beaten competitive. There's a week and win. They can lose. Well we've already established that that's not how business works. We've all done. It glanced across the desk to check in on our colleagues progress or even blatantly recently badmouthed someone else's performance with the hopes of owning our own promotion sighed not a manager that one always backfires but cynics says there's a smarter and better way to view our colleagues and it's probably not what you think a healthier way to view the other players in this game is to see them as rivals and some some of those rivals are worthy of comparison they're worthy rivals. And the definition of a worthy rival is another player in the game who strengths reveal to us. Our weaknesses is there are other individuals or companies. Who are better at what we do then US maybe they have a stronger culture better product? Better marketing maybe. They're smarter smarter. Maybe they have more rigor in how they go about their process instead of being unnerved by their strength and working hard to undermine them and beat them it's way more productive given this infinite game of business to take a hard look at the weaknesses that were revealed and work hard to fix them and cynic says this infinite game mindset it filters down down from the most influential. CEO's the unsung heroes in hr very often what we do is recruit to Ajab SPEC rather than to a culture values values. We look at someone's job experience. We look at what we were job. We need done. We see that they've done it. They've done it for our competitors and so you know they're nice in the interview and we hire them in the race to win. We often make costly mistakes and then so often somebody joins our organization and we discover that they don't share our values. They're not a good fit. They don't actually should get along with the people they're struggling. We're struggling with them. Well that's because we hired for the wrong thing and the worst part is we so unser Omonia sleep dismissed them because we tell them that their performance sucks folks. He was our fault for hiring them in the first place. Nobody likes hiring or being hired right now. As far as I could tell Amy's Musoma is a futurist and professor foresight a Georgetown University some of the trends and technology and hiring. Don't look really great right now. The Automation Shannon of resume processing doesn't seem to be serving anybody that while it is doing the opposite of what all employers say they they need more creativity more critical thinking and asking people to replicate precisely skills that employers already know so in order to even get their foot in the door. So if you're looking for a creative proactive amazing thinker for your travel company. The people that you really get a get in the door because of the way that your automated resume processing service works are people who've already had the experience of doing the five things that you already need done. Azzam says things will get better. Technology will continue to improve these processes. And I'll call them. Automated workflows are are still relatively in their infancy. I mean to the degree that even the Internet is still in its infancy so we are going in the kinds of economies that we're talking about to have you ever more and ever faster data processing capabilities and more creative and more human ways of working with Technology Robin Sherwood the senior director of product management. Smart Sheet agrees that we're just the start of a revolution in hiring a networking social media and social networking have created this access to millions. More people than we ever had access to you before you know you looked at your linked profile in like two degrees from you. Is You know. Tens of millions of people all of a sudden. I think not that long ago. That just wasn't the case it was. You know you had to know the right people who knew the right people and you had to go to the right school and like those. Those things are still factors. But I think access this has been democratized dramatically and your own ability to network to find the right job without knowing the right people not only is not improving but so so is your potential employers ability to find you technology including a I is changing the way companies sift through job applicants right when those candidates are coming in to our process we could have a I do the first screen Cara. Hamilton is the chief people and culture officer a smart sheet. We want to shield ourselves from data that clouds our judgment a name can signal gender it can potentially signal race or ethnicity but but a it makes it possible to mask those traits from the hiring process allowing manages to avoid own implicit bias. So it's this wonderful case of technology analogy helping humans. Do Better one of the traits that often gets overlooked says. Hamilton is the value of with nontraditional career path. If someone has been working for twenty years is is where. They got their bachelor's degree. Or if they got a bachelor's degree even a top five criteria I would I would argue. Not Education is important. She says but the older you get in the longer spending your career the less it matters. It's another element of diversity to think about people who have progressed in their career from different starting point than what is this most traditional. There should be room for that. Because that's can help you build a stronger organization and not education comes.
"google maps" Discussed on Acquired
"A great one two of the priceline group buying that you know where you spend money and it becomes an enormous enormous part of your business instagram actually some great data that that came out today thanks to some reporting by the information facebook instagram for a billion dollars and instagram revenues were expected did to surpass ten billion dollars in two thousand eighteen after hitting one billion dollars just two years before so i mean you think about like yeah the enterprise a prize value of instagram is i don't know one to four hundred billion dollars over three hundred percent annual growth over the last two years starting from a billion in dollar base on my goodness yeah so that's that's what an a plus looks like so. Let's think about this so let's start in the abstract. Google's mission mission is to organize the world's information and make it easily searchable. What maps does really is it organized the world's information information geographically so it's this sort of like really really nice extension of their mission and another thing to keep in mind for context here is to remember that google despite being in cloud computing productivity mobile operating systems making phones making aching laptops making home assistance and all these other bats eighty four percent of the revenue for google still comes from advertising revenue like four four percent is google cloud which they started breaking out and twelve percent. Is this others so when you think about google has a business it is ads and most of the ads is search ads not the does that include you two beds too. I think yes the youtube ads are included youtube. Ads and maps ads are included in that eighty. Four percent of revenues considered. I guess advertising that what they don't break out is what is search advertising. I don't think they have over in different points in time sort of alluded to it but on the regular financials to break out sort of youtube advertising versus search advertising so advertising is still the cash cow how maps one decent allegory is maps is a lot like facebook acquiring instagram grant maps didn't come with its own user base but you no in the sense that it lets their existing advertisers have access to more inventory and new and creative ways to reach users where they are you know youtube is is a similar youtube actually <hes> his estimated to be worth one hundred sixty billion dollars according to a morgan stanley estimate so david. It's time for us to go and revisit youtube. We analyzed that business and said from as best we can tell it's still a break even business you know it. It still is extremely expensive to run. We just did the episode too early yeah well. The funny thing is we did the episode sort of like value investors like you know what are what are the gross margins on this business and you know will it ever actually generate a profit and we should have been doing it like tech investors or like public market investors who are willing to these i._p._o.'s those who are saying wow look revenue they're doing so that's one hundred and sixty billion dollar market cap company right there within google. It's being a little facetious zeeshan but <hes> you know it really speaks to the difference between trying to value a business based on what you think it's either you economics or gross margins are today and what you you believe that scale will be able to let that business accomplish in the future so here. I'm making this case that maps is kind of like youtube which is kind of like facebook buying instagram which has take your existing advertisers. Give them a new way to reach existing customers in a new inventory format. That's valuable so you know what would've equity researchers sort of think that google maps is doing as a business baird. Equity research has estimated that in two thousand sixteen maps do one point five billion in revenue. Oh and then in two thousand seventeen they estimated that as soon as twenty twenty maps could do five billion in revenue and you really start to see you know this business emerging where people are using google maps as a a place to go for search and it's a different kind of search. It's not what lawnmower should i buy. I mean that's all happening <unk> over on amazon but they're really using it for. I need to find something around me and they're very open to suggestions. Last year. Google launched or i think two years ago they launch wjr promoted pins on google maps. They just issued a change in the last six months that sort of made those larger and more prominent <hes> but they're really starting to think about using the google maps surface. It's much like the search results surface and total aside here a feature requests for any go map spokesman who are listening right now so i still i use foursquare for restaurant bar cafe discovery. I think you're weird in that man. Well okay but here's why so for google. Maps folks folks who are listening. I hate the five star rating system of both yelp google maps. I think it's completely useless doesn't give me any actual information. Foursquare has has a ten point zero rating system and so when i run the search on foursquare they have two features one that you can use your finger to draw a defense of where you wanna start. I still don't think you can do that on google. Maps late for me like i'm looking for a restaurant in a very specific area that is not a rectangle that can get you with map zoom to <hes> the the ability to differentiate between quality that template o'gara aniela level is super important to me because everything's a four star and that just means like i want to know what i can tell grays graze show me ranked on a scale within this very specific geo fenced area that i've john what the best cafes and then i can like that is much more useful information to me then even the current way you can search for such things on google maps to a great feature requests and actually it. I looked up last night to see what's yelp do in revenue last last year. They did about a billion dollars. I mean that could also be google's revenue like i could see a world where google maps continues to get better and better they encourage people to do more and more local searches is there they control the operating system so they could get a little bit more heavy handed <hes> for how most people are at least fifty percent of america and most of the world begin to look for things in the real world. It seems very plausible to me that there's five ten billion dollars of advertising revenue that google could see come from the mapping product act and if if you're looking at it that way i mean it could well be as as biggest advertising platform as instagram is yeah yeah then you have the a._p._i. Licensing and i haven't dug into the finances there but it's tough <hes> what you can do at the new pricing is a seven dollars per thousand requests so to seven dollar effectively. C._p._m.'s any app that wants to door ashes paying seven dollars per thousand times. Someone looks at a map up and there are five million customers with a._p._i. Keys for <hes> for google maps and so tough to tough to quite understand how much of the google maps businesses this is attributable to the a._p._i. Versus versus search ads but the potential is there yup for sure for sure so when when i look at this versus ways you know let's say that <hes> this acquisition just to put a number in the air is where to was. Maybe ten twenty million dollars ways ways was a billion dollars. You look at the revenue potential from maps and probably what they're doing. Now being single digit billions. Maybe in the next couple of years getting to five five billion it. It's a much better revenue business generally in iraq more revenue from google maps than they are from ways and they paid a heck of a lot less for it now of of course the amount of the billions of dollars. They've poured into building the asset overtime you know tha- that's actually i think the the right way to to sort of analyze this but you know just for from the acquisition itself paid way less to buy the company and seeing significantly more upside than ways in this case this is it's truly warranted to say the financial aspect is only one part of grading here and probably not even the most important because it's everything thing we've been talking about. This is fundamental infrastructure for so much of the internet and beyond the internet going forward as do you think about autonomous vehicles if when they should ever become mainstream at this asset is so valuable and i bought it for thirty seven million dollars for zip dash and keyhole at say another silly silly they've the price of dollars really creating but but it was as we talked about if they hadn't bought these companies i don't think it would have bubbled up internally <hes> certainly not as fast to be working on these things and the mode that they have come back one of just no burns pieces called google maps moat the moat is so wide at this point they have years and years of advantages over any other competitor and that gap keeps getting wider anyway. It's funny you mentioned self driving cars because i think if we had done this episode a couple years ago i would have been more inclined to grade on. How helpful has it been to self driving cars. It is but in spinning waymo out and that market developing slower than we all sort of i don't know thought it had thought yeah and and it feeling like google's not necessarily a clear winner there. It's i feel like less of the value that google maps is going to provide as is coming from self driving cars in the next. I don't know five years or something that may be true but what's interesting though is like to me it comes back to the a._p._i. Forget self-driving cars what about uber what about zillow how many more businesses are going to we built on the google maps a._p._i. I don't think we're done yet. No i think you're totally right. This isn't for me yeah well. I think the the question is is it a is it an a plus. I mean with instagram. It's lake they've on every dimension strategic asset ps and financial returns. It's a knock it out of the park. The reason why i think this is a and not an a plus and you just compared to instagram is instagram is a pure tech business. It's like they've built a an incredibly asset light thing that's pretty i'm gonna say easy maintained even though there's tons of people working on it but but basically like super high fixed costs almost no variable costs and except for like cost of revenue to acquire the advertisers that are that are putting the ads on it but a crazy high gross margin business when you look at this the maintenance cost of keeping the maps up to date to adding the expected functionality to doing all this stuff in the physical world. It's meaningfully higher. I'm with you a so so are only a pluses remained instagram and next. I think booking was was booking any plus if it wasn't we were wrong. Okay we're either actual greeting or revised greeting plus us pantheon is next instagram and booking maps doesn't quite make it but it's very quite make it and we'll see over the next few years too. Oh i think it could <hes>. I think it could emerge. The two big takeaways are one. It's fundamental structure to the internet as we know it today that they're going to monetize through charging for that a._p._i. I am too. It's an ever increasingly common basically new search page and google makes all their money on the search page yup the real very compelling argument..
"google maps" Discussed on Acquired
"And actually according to according to brett taylor and many of the histories out there for about a year it was like okay it got some usage but certain mapquest in yahoo maps were despite being obviously inferior in many ways where we're still the leading products out there on the web over the next year though they do two things is that are really important one that is sort of like fundamental that was starting to be well known and google was way ahead of the curve but now is like obvious obvious which is that they rewrote the app it was really slow and they wrote it for speed so like google understood that speed of loading of web pages search results zolt everything i mean it was primary value propositions for for why google not only was it the best results but it was the fastest it was instant and so they rewrote all the software they made google maps actually performance and vast and that certainly helped a lot especially as the product scaled helped a lot too though on the distribution and sorta stunts side they added satellite imagery to maps and i vividly remember isn't it in the satellite imagery the aerial imagery they took from the google earth team for the keyhole acquisition and they were able to bring it into maps in the web application and so when this launched people it was such a a novelty and i remember doing this. I remember my parents doing this. Everybody would go find their home health. Go find my house from a satellite and that was like the key thing that made sorta like zest for zillow that like you say yes yeah. I saw this in a movie. Only the government can do this and now i can do it too yeah yeah and <hes> there's a super superfund story from retailer that he posted on twitter that will will link to about naming aiming this product feature which courses as we all know now called satellite view when they were working on it. The maps team called it satellite view but apparently the earth team got really upset about this because some of the images were from satellites but most of the images helicopter yeah we're actually early aerial from planes and helicopters and so there was this cadillac holy war between the engineering teams about you can't call it satellite you it's like most of its from planes it and so they ended up having a product review a one of the product reviews before the feature shipped with sergei brand is in the in the product review where they'd like on the agenda was to finalize the name of this feature and apparently in typical larry and sergei fashion especially sergei. They're always doing you go. Nutty stuff and sergei was on this kick that every meeting had and on time every meeting he went to he brought like timer countdown clock and he would hit the countdown clock at the beginning of the meeting for forty five minutes or an hour or have a long and then when the clock reached zero he got up and walked out meeting was ever and whatever like decisions is needed to be made the current state of where things stood that was the decision so they're in this meeting and <hes> debating what to call it and everybody's throwing out different names answer sergei mostly in listening mode and then the clock hits like ten seconds and sergei says let's call it bird mode and then the buzzer light goes off and he walks out and everybody's nobody's looking around in the lake. Are we really going. It's called this bird mode so according to the maps team it goes back to work on it and they are really debating. We can't call this bird mode. That's ridiculous and so they decide just not to do it and they just leave the satellite mode you know name in there and then they ship the future nobody asked him ever again and so they literally defied sergei and they just did it and now satellite mode that we all know and love. His settlement reminds me. Meanwhile microsoft ship the org chart. I remember what it looks like today. But i remember in bing maps for the longest time there was both satellite which was truly from satellites but then there was also like enron they called it bird's-eye they call it helicopter or aerial perspective active or this was actually the helicopter shots which for nerds was pretty cool because then what you could do is they criss crossed in the sky like north to south south is to north east to west west east and you could actually rotate the perspective that you were viewing and it it wasn't like at a forty five degree angle it was maybe like a twenty degree angle or something but you could actually like sort of see what it looked like viewing not directly down but sort of like slightly at an angle down and so they did this yeah. I remember like this is cool but like is this useful at all like why would you have two different views for this but sure enough. I looked at my house and i looked at it from all four angles and i was like this is pretty cool well to be back in the mitt to thousands so by two thousand six <hes> wants all these features shipped google takes over mapquest and yahoo and becomes the largest internet internet mapping destination and provider in the world in mid two thousand six. They release the maps a._p._i. And this was another like watershed watershed moment in web development is developers go nuts with access to the maps it google maps a._p._i. And they start creating mashups. Do you remember mashups bin now. How google maps mashups were such a thing. It was like the tech world meam of two thousand six to in two thousand nine all sorts applications get built showing you know overlaying a crime data or you know any of the points of interest data whatever people is sleek taking the underlying maps and the dynamic nature of it embedding it in their web pages layering data over it super cool stuff gets built my favorite was do you remember pad map or did you ever use oh yeah for sure. Yes google maps match of that. Yeah that makes i mean that's how i found an apartment that way like until all at least craigslist got all huffy and shut them down for screen yeah and this is i mean this is fun stories here but like this released the a._p._i. See i the developer interest in mashups and people starting to do this. This leads to things like trulia zillow things like uber. You know none of this will be possible all without the google maps a._p._i. Which for awhile we should say was free. Maybe google growth strategy but maybe just google saying like we love making king things that make the web better and so if you wanna use google maps for your own thing. It's it's free and then if you're really using it a lot. It's pretty cheap until recently. I yeah i remember i worked for a year at the wall street journal after investment banking and before <hes> into majority and getting into venture capital and doing that year we started doing doing a bunch of mashups and work with google on the with maps and we spent a ton of time with the maps biz dev team trying to figure out how we're you know. Could we use this for free. Did we have to pay for it. How much do we have to pay for it. All sorts google little while to figure this out. I think they've got a pretty good business. Model now also so listeners a quick update on my last comment on bing maps right now they no longer have the they have an aerial feature but it is effectively satellite view and there is not a way to to rotate around your favorite buildings in four slightly different angles. Oh said there's just one problem with all of this. Though this might actually be i bet at this is why it took so long for google to fully iron out the a._p._i. Business model which is that google and google maps were completely dependent dependent on mapping data from other data providers and satellite companies the two largest of which were tele atlas and nath tech and and in two thousand seven both of those companies got acquired. I may mix this up but i think nap tech got acquired by nokia and tell atlas got acquired by tom. Tom it may be the other way around but they're both fairly large acquisitions and they had a dual happily on satellite map and <hes> navigation data providing and so they would sell their data any images to all the companies that were pudding d._p._s. and maps into screens in their vehicles they would sell to garmin they would sell a tom-tom obviously in their own standalone g._p._s. devices and they would sell to mapquest and yahoo maps and google maps so google knows that this is a dependency that they're not too excited about also in early two thousand seven larry and sergei are back on the stanford campus. Where of course they were. P._h._d.'s students and google was started it and they meet up with someone who i assume they knew on. We're friends with who was computer. Science professor sebastian three in who at the time was as a computer science professor at stanford and he was running to really important projects one was sail the stanford artificial intelligence laboratory and to was the stanford's team in the darpa challenge and he and <hes> stanford's team had just won the two thousand five darpa challenge that are talent of course was the <hes> towns to create an autonomous vehicle that could navigate a preset course terrain in the desert and sebastian and <hes> and his lab where like at the forefront of all of the things that go into ultimately autonomous vehicles but a huge component of that is mapping mapping navigation data all of these things sebastian told larry and sergei that he is actually in the process of with a bunch of grad students starting a startup to work on one aspect of this is going to be called view tool v._u. T. o. l. great really great product name and they had a crazy idea that they we're going based on their work. In the darpa challenge they knew all these things that were important they were going to drive around the streets of america with cars driven by human drivers but with big cameras on top and they were going to use these cameras to take pictures of everything and eight that was going to have pictures of everything but it was going to be data either that was going to be incredibly useful for this future of navigation and autonomous vehicles and all of that which was not a thing that the public was in any way talking about that that was five years out. I mean i remembered member. The diaper talents from back when i was in in school at princeton at the same time we ended darpa talented team <hes> i mean all the major universities did so it was something that like academics and engineers were thinking about but nowhere near mainstream but it was like twenty twelve twenty thirteen before the tech community started getting buzzy about ooh autonomous vehicles might be a thing sometime soon yeah. It was totally in science project territory. You could argue maybe two still science project territory but but indefinitely was then larry getty here all this from <hes> from s- pastured and of course they know in their minds is this dependency problem on tele atlas and nafta and <hes> they say we're gonna buy you immediately so they do and of course this turns into google street view but streep you itself as we're talking about was never the only goal of the project although streep he was super cool on it. It was a whole nother around just like when they resettlement minister my house. Everybody goes alexa their house but <hes> so it was great marketing for it. Google maps using that data google starts internally project called ground ground truth and this has led by meghan quinn who was a google at the time she would go onto square and then kleiner perkins and now she's g._p._s. spark capital <hes> and an investor board member at river dot com.
"google maps" Discussed on Acquired
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"google maps" Discussed on Instant Message
"What, what elected officials were mostly interested in was privacy harm and big company, harm right? Damaging to smaller companies in on the inability of startups or other companies to sort of thrive when these giant companies are gobbling up everything I think the, the privacy harm is going to be. I mean, that's where I think, like when I asked before, like how, like, how do they prove that some of these things are bad? I mean, certainly digital privacy, we have some precedent for, and we have some precedent around what kind of rules, we should have around that, but I think that's also very separate from the privacy regulation. We know we need in this country versus could a big like did a big tech company caused this and should they not exist because of this, or should they not exist in such a big form because of this. Interesting. Yeah. I mean, the opposite side is small companies get hacked all the time in your data actually gets exposed in different. Maybe even more problematic way, when it's from a company who doesn't have nearly the same incentives to keep it straight. So I feel like that. I can make a fairly compelling case on both sides like you could almost argue that you should only trust Google with your data because Google has a long history of not having giant hacks that expose all of it. Unlike basically every other company on the internet. Right. And maybe we want to live in a world in which the biggest most well resource. Companies are protecting our data but it's also possible that just the act of these companies being threatened with any kind of antitrust additional regulation is itself beneficial because it alters their future decision making and puts them on alert that we're not gonna put up with them, abusing our data. I mean if nothing the thing is that we're we're past the point where nothing can come of this, right? Because it has. Soundly changed the internal culture of these companies. I think in some ways at least if Microsoft is any example, I mean, everything that I heard from XBox after all of that antitrust action was it really left them shaken for years, and it probably weakened them? But maybe it also paved the way for their rebirth underneath della, which was probably the intended goal, right? That it kind of in as much as the fine is scary. It's the sort of idea behind the whole thing that is supposed to be scary and keep in mind. These are still founder led companies. So this is personal. You know, I mean, this is not keeping Mark Zuckerberg up at night and changing how he directs a company, although I don't know what's up with. I'm going to control the world's money supply like that doesn't seem like a very Jason move classic thing to do when you're worried about antitrust stuff as Washington currency. Speaking of advertising, and generally being awful. Let's, let's move on to our next topic, which is Google maps, so Google maps is probably not the first thing you think of when you think of Google, but it's one of the companies most popular products and an increasingly important business for Google. So why are there millions of fake listings on maps for businesses that don't even exist or are hundreds of miles away? Katie been reported on our team has been researching reporting this story for a while. It's another one of those things where it's really fun to sit next door because I get to hear all of her hilarious phone calls in these have been particularly good. I want her to explain what she found. And why this is such an important story. Hi, katie. Hi. So how did you get turned onto this Google maps fake listing story. So actually back when I did that story about like shopping on Amazon, and some of the issues tied to that. Also talked about on this. Yeah, I was doing some like looking into the issues of fake reviews and reached out to. Someone like who seemed to have experienced in that kind of thing, and then that person referred me to a different person, and then I add on the phone with him to ask him about Amazon reviews, and he was like, actually you should look at this other thing that's going on. And that was this, and which was the proliferation of fake Google maps listings. All right. Fair enough. So give us the, the like top line version of why. Because it's sort of obvious why this would be annoying, if you like want to go to a place and it is not what or where you thought, but I feel like the, the reporting you did made it clear that it's actually sort of more insidious than that. So, like what's actually going on here? That is the problem. So I would say if you had to, like, distill it down. It's that phone calls, equal money for a lot of companies, and they wanna show up as high as possible in local search results. So if I am looking for a lawyer or a plumber, or whatever. Ever and I'm doing a search on my phone. I'm going to get like they call it the local pack click. The, the, the results that show up just below the map those top three spots are extremely valuable because those are going to be phone calls that lead to business that we to money for the companies that land those spots, I search pizza, I'm going to pick the first thing that says pizza, they get my money for pizza. I personally, but for a lot of people, yes, I'm going to diligence. John's. Oh easy. Lou malnati's. If I'm in Chicago, and New York, it's a much more nuanced, processor anyway. So. One eight hundred Lou to go, you can get it delivered in dry ice, people deep dish anyway. Okay. So back to back to just one. Papa John's whole podcast is derailed. Now, I want to know about delivering pizza and dry ice. But we'll we'll come back. So basically, if you're a plumber earn election, you might service a huge area, and so you're gonna wanna make it appear as though, you are you have physical locations in more places than you do so that when a person in say, you know, lower Manhattan searches for a plumber that you have a pin on the map that, that gives you a shot at showing up in those local results, Google's going to default to showing you things that are very close to you. Right. Exactly. So it's, it's really just like the, the motive is business and money and phone calls. And this is particularly prevalent in the legal industry, where leads are, you know, very high value things. So you'll get these lead generation companies which are basically, you know, kind of sort of marketing, I think, marketing firm, she could basically say where they, you know, there might be okay, let's say Google personal injury. Attorney or whatever and three listings pop up. Nearby to me, I call them. I'm actually possibly getting routed to a call center where. They are then going to kind of screen the call to see. Oh, was your accident in the last two years or whatever? And then they're gonna patch me through to a law firm that's likely not going to match up with the name of what I actually called what, what I called is going to be the key word stuffed, like auto accident attorney number one best lawyer. That's lawyer exactly exactly. And then all of a sudden I'm connected to like, Joan Smith. David poppins. And you know whatever very trustworthy sending. Okay. So that's even that seems like the sort of thing, where like, I don't know, part of me. I'm kind of like if I'm calling a plumber, right? I'm in a position where I don't know what I want. I don't care. I don't have brand loyalty to a plumber. So if I'm getting a plumber, at the end of it, even if it's not one who has a store where I thought chirp, isn't that okay? So this is the thing, sometimes it is totally okay. And like, you know something? This is like the scary thing. I encountered while I was reporting this is that there are fake urgent care centre listings. So I spoke with a woman who woke up in the middle of the night with abdominal pain, and her husband, was googling like all right? Urgent care near me or whatever you typed in because they didn't want to deal with a really long way to the emergency room. So it's the middle of the night, and they find a listing ten miles away, and they drive there and it's like a strip mall, and there is no urgent care center there. And in that case, what's happening. They act that, that listening was, especially where because there was no phone number associated with it. But typically, if it's a fake urgent care. Center would it'll be as like a Tele doc service and so you'll call the number and they'll be like, hey. Yeah. Here we can prescribe you some stuff and they'll, they'll write you a prescription in some cases. It almost just seems like it's the classic platform problem. Right. People advertising on said platform games and tricks to game the system. And then you companies sort of knows about it doesn't know about how extreme it is. And then sort of just let's everything run rampant. I mean we've seen we've talked him similar to what you're Amazon story similar to piece. I wrote about the, the reviews, we just sort of like this is these are tricks that people are manipulating the system with to, to, to make it work. Like you're absolutely right. You're in it. It's like anytime. There's an algorithm governing who's at the top human beings are going to figure out how to game at. Yeah. And I guess this is just I don't know this feels worst to me, but I guess it's because it's such a real world thing, where like the end goal is not to look at a picture, or something, it's to go to a place or find someone to come do something for you. It just feels more. Yeah. Present to me. And I think one of the best things about this story is just the fact that it's about Google maps. Right. It's about this platform, and Katie. I mean you talked a little bit about how you got to it. But like it's platform that you don't expect it, right. You're like maps. Okay. Yeah. Like this is from Google and I trust everything is kinda see in here versus like remorse skeptical of the other platforms. Right now, we're skept more skeptical of probably search results because we've heard about that were more sceptical Facebook because Facebook where more skeptical of Amazon, because we've heard some of these stories now Google maps. I was like wasn't looking at that one? Yeah. I think like the incentive is just not obvious to consumers right away. Like, like a lot of people when I when I was talking about this story are just like, well, wait. But, but why do people do this? It's just it's not so evident like what the motives are. And then when you wouldn't let you realize what the motives are. You're like ooh, you know, the story is, like when maps I kind of came out, and people were trusting maps, and they were like driving over the cliff. Yes, you remember all those stories river. Yep. You like your I trust Google maps for everything and says, like, remember all of those stories where they. And there's so many. D do you guys know that? Like it's a really great way to search for just like restaurants. Especially if you have particular dietary needs or you just want to, like find good awful. For restaurant tricks, some tricks. That, that's actually a good point. I was expecting to hear like an undercover like Nintendo trick. Like you open up a new land, and you go underneath and you can see the underworld of Google maps, you can search restaurants, you could search for restaurant, by the way, that the moron voice that you used earlier to describe people driving into cliff is the voice you use just now for you. Christopher morons JoAnne, help us help Christopher.
"google maps" Discussed on Instant Message
"This week on the show. Have you ever gone to Google maps and put an address for a plumber, or a coffee, shop where lawyer's office or a hospital or something? But then you arrive and there's nothing there or you call a phone number. And it's something totally different than you thought it turns out, that's a real problem for lots of people, and we're going to look at how millions of fake, listings took over Google maps, and why that's happening. And what you can do to make it better later on. I'll talk with most gins head of digital Peter Jensen about how analog and digital texts can make in the future and whether paper notebooks have a role one hundred years from now. But I the big story this year in the tech industry is going to be how, and whether the government decides to regulate big tech companies and one big piece of that is antitrust inquiries, where the government tries to decide if companies like Facebook, or Google are monopolies that need to be broken up in some way, shape or form these increased focus on one specific phrase consumer harm. That's a big part of what antitrust regulation. Has always been about. So today, we're gonna talk about what harm looks like here with me to go through all of this Johannesen, and Christopher mims. Luckily, nobody's on vacation this week. Hi, guys. Hello, hello. Christopher. How's your vacation, really good Sweden is the home of Ikya and pickled fish, and I recommend both to this are those things connected. Do you think one like begat the other in the grand scheme of things? Yeah. What about Swedish fish? Did you get have those there? Are they from there? I did not see any Swedish fish the entire time. I was there. So I suspect, those are invented by, like an uncommon just in Chicago and the thirties, and we've all been having the wool pulled over our eyes ever since that just makes me sad. But okay, so let's talk about this, this antitrust stuff care because I think this is the thing we're going to talk about a lot over the next months on this show. But what I wanted to is kind of set up the stakes and really what's going on and mostly why this matters to actual people because I think it's, it's easy to think of this stuff as politics and business and not relevant to sort of us as consumers and users, but I really think that it is. And we should explain why so crisper let's start with you, because you've been writing about this more than the three of us are more than the rest of us put why why is anti-trust happening right now. And like, what does it mean that they're trying to figure out what consumer harm looks like in the world of Facebook and Google? So there are two reasons anti-trust is happening right now. One is motivating the conservative side of the aisle. One is motivating the Democrats, and this is why we have bipartisan sport. And both of them are as typical politicians kind of cynical on the Republican side, the announcement of about, you know, congress setting up this committee to make inquiries into these companies. One of the one of the discussion points was to, you know, we're worried that Google and Facebook have demonstrated anti conservative bias. You know it's not it they definitely have bias. He's it's not clear what they are. Seems to depend on the day. So that's coming from one side of the aisle from the other side. I think that the Obama era love of tech and tech, as a bastion of progress in progressive values has curdled, and now everybody's just worried about their monopoly power and is, you know, obviously, we have Elizabeth Warren talking about this a lot. I mean she is historically has worked her whole life. To curtail the power of big companies, and I think she probably sees in big tech, something like she saw in finance, and in the credit card companies him she battled. I as a professor, and then is like an advisor to the government. And there are many others who have those concerns. So there are a bunch of legal scholars who are creating this body of. I don't know what to call it. It's like alternative thinking on what is the nature of antitrust and they're really going back to first principles, which is not, you know, does this fit the current frankly, pretty stringent definition of monopoly, but are there harms to consumers to competition, and otherwise deriving from just the sheer size of these companies, whether or not they are strictly monopolies the way, I understand, monopolies from the, the politics degree. I got a very long time ago is basically that they are someone is determined to be monopoly if they are making things that end up being too expensive for customers more expensive than they need to be anyway. They discourage competition, which means people don't get the best product or they official earth. They reduce the availability of those things either, get less worse or to expensive. And now we have all these free services that are just on the internet. So the whole idea of, of what it costs and how much of it there is. And whether or not there's other versions of it seems to just not work like using Google is not the same thing as buying oil. Right. Is there? They just seemed totally different to me. Yeah, I mean that's true. But I think that the, the sort of radical idea that has kind of commerce, as of academics thinking about this is that actually free may be too high a price, which sounds absolutely bizarre. But one of the suggestions is literally that these companies should be in some way paying you for your data. They also don't have to pay you directly for your data because frankly as an individual your data's not worth that much, it's only worth a lot, if you aggregate, millions of people's data, it may just be that the price that we are collecting. Paying is too high because there's a bunch of unpoliced externalities. Like, imagine if there was a company that was like you can have free food. But the consequence is that we're going to make your water supply undrinkable with pollutants that seems like a good deal, right? And you'd be like, no, thanks free. Food company, that's kind of where Facebook and Google and he's others arts like here, you can have free stuff, but we are going to take so many liberties with your privacy in with your data that you are going to pay in other ways. So their argument is, these companies are too big too powerful. There Olga police at the very least, and if they had more competition. Maybe they wouldn't be so cavalier with our data or maybe they'd pay us for, or maybe they'd give us more or better services in exchange for that data. Or if you think about today's point that we are that were not maybe paying so much money anymore, but we're paying increase incrementally more every year with more data and with our attention. I think that the psychological aspect of this can't be underestimated. I honestly think it like when historians look. Back. They'll probably think that the thing that we were stupidest about was the degree to which we over, we underestimated the cost to the health of our democracy to the health of our attention spans are psychology. I mean, look, there's tons of evidence that, you know, getting off a social media, ultimately makes you happier. So if one extra analogy is that it's just giving us all foam. Oh, and making us depressed and politically, dividing us and ruining our ability to determine what is true or not. Those are all Xs essential threat star civilization, that seems like a price, that's probably too high to pay heavy measure any of that. Yeah. All this feels so hand wavy to me. Like these are all I think very real things, but not in the same way that the price of oil is easily quantified, like, is it? You've written about this a bunch are there, actual ways to put sort of numbers, and actual data against some of the stuff at all feels like counterfactual to me where it's like it would be so much better, if it weren't like this, and it's like, well, how do you. How do you know? I think you're. Right. I think a lot of the frankly, a lot of the criticism is pretty hand wavy. And I think that, you know, it's that old like, you know, you, you, you what is it? You may Dench, what you measure, maybe we do need new measures of this sort of thing in order to get us to actually pay attention, is that I mean, I guess the is that the thing that's going to get us over the hump right now because I feel like the thing that's amazing to me is how many people who are doing things like running for president are doing it politely saying they are going to attempt to break up these big tech companies and it's gone from sort of a thing that I think would have been very unpopular. Not that long ago to thing that would have been maybe only sort of loosely discussed a couple of years ago to now being like it is the cool new thing to talk about how you're going to break up these tech companies. And like I is this is this real is this going to happen, or is this just sort of political posturing on all sides, because they're everybody's mad at Facebook, and it's easy to score political points by being mad at Facebook. I don't know. It depends on if we'll with worrying gets elected, right? I mean. I feel like she's the one who's the most vocal? Yeah. She doesn't seem to be kidding. She is not kidding for sure. Yeah. So Joanna what are there other parts of this that you see is like the consumer harm? I feel like this is the big question is, how is it hurting customers that these companies are allowed to be so big, like Christopher in the piece you wrote, not that long ago, you mentioned Facebook buying what's app and Instagram. And the question is sort of what if they weren't allowed to do that, like Joanna? What, what does that world? Look like. Do you have any idea do we have any idea what the world looks like if Facebook, buy Instagram? Yeah. Like would it be better? If spoke and Instagram were different competitive things. Instead of part of one company, I'm trying to think about what the world looks like by Instagram. I really feel like the biggest thing is we would just have less ads or the ad tracking. Wouldn't have been as good right because we know that Instagram is used so much Facebook technology there. Did you think also it would have affected Snapchat in a way? Oh, yes. Snapchat would definitely still be around. I mean they are around, but like they make way yet, but only just. Yeah. Would've actually had to use nap chat. Okay, then I'm okay with it, then yeah, I mean, I think I think we got a little bit of a sense of where during during the hearings from last year..
"google maps" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid
"Google is tweaking its map to make it easier for pedestrians to find their destinations Larry west Google doing sorry about that. Larry here, we go three are ago what they're doing. They're Eddie, you think augmented reality to superimpose digital images of buildings and other area around you with direction. So for example, I have often had the where I'm using Google maps in a car. It's a problem if you're going in the wrong direction, you're going to quickly figure that out because you're going pretty fast. But if you're walking in the wrong direction, it may take you a block or so before you realize that you're getting further for your destination. And I find it frustrating. So with this you'll actually there if the building where I turn right, and there's an arrow telling me to turn right or telling me to go this way, or that way, and you can actually orient yourselves to things around you building signed thing that nature much easier than using the current version of maps to get around by walking. This seems like a natural use of augmented reality it does. Because again, augmented reality the imposition of computer, generated image. With over the real world. So you're walking down the street. That's an example that Google youth is on the photograph. That's on scene it and you see a building. Okay. I pass to building. And then I go block or to turn left turn, right, whatever. And the hardest thing again with Google maps. And walking is always knowing which way to turn you walk out of the building you go to the left you go to the right. It's really hard to tell with the current version. You know, it's interesting you say that because I use Google maps all the time and the only time I've really gotten turned around as they're walking directions. Yes, I've really just been walking in circles and a couple of very notable incidence exactly that experience, of course in a car. You know, I've I've been in situations where I've gone out of a parking lot. And it was unclear from Google maps with to turn left or right. That happens all the time. But again when you go block or two you'll quickly see you're going the wrong directions. In fact, you'll recalculate once you're on the street and tell you what to do where it might not do that in a parking lot. But with walking that could be a long walk before you figure that out there are other time, but real quickly. This is being sent out essentially. Testers point not broad. Yeah. Exactly. They're testing don't expect this on Google maps anytime in the immediate future..
"google maps" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton
"So mapping companies are working really hard to turn what had traditionally been sort of static view of the world into more of a real world dynamic place that is trying to keep up with the pace of change. In the world, the acquisition of ways by Google in two thousand twelve was sort of a further acknowledgement of that that the world is dynamic and changing place. And so let's take data from real users that are out in the real world about traffic incidents about road closures and and get that data in real time feed that back into Google and then and then you know, stream it back out all of Google's mapping products in real time. So Google's were in other companies, or we're going very, very hard to keep up with those changes because that's at the core. You really need that for a self driving car, right? You really need to know about that dead end. You really need to know about that road closure for the self driving car to have a chance of working. And I was going to take it to to the next step. And this literally happened to me yesterday driving through Philadelphia, and that there was a parade down market street and it's. Even the level of knowing when the parades are so that you can navigate yourself around that parade. So you're not stuck in traffic for forty, five minutes? Yeah, in that amazing. I mean, it really the feed from ways and from other Google data sources now, and then the rerouting of people to take into account events like that is, you know, just an amazing technological achievement. Google announced that its high, oh, developer conference a few weeks back that there are twenty five million edits to the Google mapping product being made every single day. So it's an unfathomable number. There's seven thousand people working on that team keeping the were trying to keep up with the world, and it's just sort of a monumental feat that is going behind the scenes for that supercomputer in your pocket. So then is it, is it a? Is it a part of the Google. Landscape that is considered to be? I mean it it is obviously a functional one, but is it a profitable one. That's a very good question. And as close as I am to Google map same, I'm not on the team now, but you know, I do ask that question in the book, and I ask that question of people who know a lot more about the fundamental economics of Google maps and Google earth. And you know their differing opinions about that at the end of the day after all the money that's been invested by Google maps and Google earth by Larry and Sergei. Founders of the company has Google maps and Google earth turned a profit for the company. I happen to think that it has not, I think, has been done really because of the awesome technical challenge that the founders got excited about. I was in enough meetings to know that they did not have about those. Those typical business questions about return on investment payback period break, even analysis, that sort of stuff that's not why they did it. They did it because it was an incredible technical challenge that they were very. Interested in and they wanted to. They wanted to do it because they thought it would be awesome. Well, amazing. It may not be a monetary value, but it may be a social value of having people involved in kind of the the, the Google ecosystem, kind of like how apple tries the link everybody and having people in that Google ecosystem of using Google maps, no doubt. So what I say has made money, I think that I think about that on a, you know, direct basis from we were talking about this sort of indirect impact of Google apps for Google in terms of making search results better in terms of making ads better in terms of it making the Android operating system better at helping to market Android devices..
"google maps" Discussed on Material
"I know she told her car for any way it was raining outside and which doesn't rely here so when it does rain uh you know the roads are crazy slippery and she just so happened to be like twenty minutes away from my house which was like a godsend but i had to go find her and the way i had to find your of course is through the szdsz google maps location sharing and i was able to like find exactly where she was on the map i was able to understand that she was on the opposite side the free way like i was able to find my mom at one in the morning after that should told her car so thank you drew maps thank you google bap stood so it's it's this is our second of last show the years with it's okay for us to say that we we are appreciative of the power that gugel wheeled sometimes as scary way we appreciate that sometimes they do things that are creepy in their internal logic of all when this be a cool feature but the fact matter is the is they're very few tech products that you can say be it goes beyond being commercially successful the iphone is commercially successful at took a lot of work to make a commercially successful and that is not something that that is not something you you dismiss however you look at gugel maps what did gugel maps due to change the entire world and how they get around places and features like google docks google search that igf yes again it's let's absolutely acknowledge that this is part of their business plan they rightly run these things for free because it makes them a gray.
"google maps" Discussed on Material
"Connection cellular connection it because of all that data that it already has stored inside the map like it's i just google maps is a phenomenal tool and of course they're going to use it as like the one thing to keep us all real den because it's the it's the money shot for android it's the money shot for google this is the thing everybody relies on neuro different armbone a first other drawing the there was my group maps there was a street directories and you get at least return zoran surono elegant anyway and then and then google meps launched as a originally locker where browser like armley service and i would literally go there of the for like two do a direction route who'd fall print and i would took directions at untucked that paper into my car and that's i never get around so i will never forget 'cause i i was a student back then i don't have a lot of money to buy you know you could buy like a tom tomo whatever luck hardware device to navigate around on a lot of money as such 'wonderbox or something i am mccracken afford that for my car was with like three hundred feet dole said botica four hundred other thing and stick it to the wind shooters like i've just doubled the volume ikea we're just i've just giving people reason to break into my pay fast any thing us anyway when google maps first like introduced turn button directions it was agreed it was amazing and the the real thing i think this article was pointing out is that it's not just that it was amazing back then for what it could do is the year after year after year after year have continued to improve it like has such a rapid pace look i mean the idea of looking at satellite imagery trigger what what's what's the shape of like a house what is the house what's on top of the.
"google maps" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Led to purchases of the cash register and physical stores i keep reading stories like this and i immediately think i want to go back to all cash he's gonna pay everything in cash now walk around with all money from now on of course i'm not going to do that is all about convenience yeah right do this google said edward obtain access to their credit and debit card records of seventy percent of us customers seventy percent of us customers that's a lot of data are you kidding me developed mathematical formula that would a tom anonymous i should say in encrypt the transaction data than automatically match the transactions to millions of you as users of gugelmin google own services such as g male youtube search google maps this approach presents prevents google from accessing the credit card data for individuals i don't trust that the uh i don't trust in privacy organizaed since are asking the government not to dig leuckel's word for it review the algorithm itself do not trust gugel an i i do trust gotten in fact i like gugel as a company i think they they probably do the best they can but when you're working was seventy percent of people's consumer data and possibly things as sensitive as credit card data there is no way there's no way any one company can manage all of that safely there's got to be something out there and you know there's probably things being abused and corners being cut to get all of this stuff and if that's the case that needs to stop so yes you got to look into something like this and then what happens if that system gets hacked matt good google will not disclose which companies were providing the transaction records when asked of users had consented to having their credit card a debitcard transaction shared gugel would not specifically say what he played the fifth now this is a scary these are you could opt out any time but people a media go back and they find out that the optout settings are hard to get to and confusing and then that the company does it necessarily stop tracking you even when it's turned off when you go goo goo mumber a goose story.
"google maps" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Six nine five thousand eight four seven nine six nine five thousand that's eight four seven nine six nine five thousand sour is brought to you by image tag those white noise machines that help people sleep yes i mean i've heard of them i've never used one i don't think i would want to use the one forget those get the sound of thunder and rain area i couldn't get up this morning i couldn't get up either but that's because i set my alarm mm clot wrong you do that of how once a week i've noticed that i don't know you say that because you do and so we i hope that often and made a mistake by an hour surrounded mercy how no and make no mistake it's ten or aid to and good morning on monday the ten th of july yeah they have those various sound boxes and devices that are designed to help people sleep and they're all sorts of noises that waves and things but i've never seen one ever heard of one that has funder and rain in there that would seem to be the obvious choice because that really is conducive to sleep isn't it yeah i think that they do i think that those exist that's what you would wanna be listening to who is telling us last week about the the the voice of google maps and it was his wife who is who is giving him directions was after jenin haines yeah i know it's a it's ways and you can in actually molkho are in google maps it was ways that's right it was ways but it's a google product and you can record any voice on that ever heard yeah you can record your voice on its of you really wanna be if i really wanna be annoying to you i'll help you get ways on your phone and then it's one more opportunity for me to tell you what to a new turn here hey i came up you idiot i came up with a brilliant idea over the weekend to solve all traffic problems no more left turns oh okay and only turned right wouldn't that speed things up i'm not if you want to go left school around the block does rite aid oh that's white wooden speed things up i in speaking of.
"google maps" Discussed on Android Central Podcast
"By had terrific it is and but google maps his quote unquote free wrought by visiting purchase for a a fog delay not purchase fraction legit but there's no forgo knocks and i can understand people lit a just suck who are get so much value out of facebook and google products and their free phnom everything should be free so i accept that they're not a now i literally am bladder it's it's just it's just really nice to hear like all the passion they have for this it's just it's it's great to be privy to it yeah well i'm with some sort of sight on the on the passion not one thing that are really um i was on his thinking this yesterday i actually just how fortunate i am i consider myself debating that i really genuinely love rotting the and i you know i have kids and that sort of stuff not just thinking about it in the context of just how how fortunate i am that my skill set you know i i was able to fond what i really enjoyed to do and dom were really feels like worked me except maybe you know going through support requests in trying to reproduce bucks but just the had just had out terrific it is in washed to come to really laba um and i am really fortunate to a two that would action which i i'm sorry to get omitted the law that's that's fantastic i mean it's it is it's lovely it is really lovely to hear that i'm especially since you've been doing this for so long and chris i i wanted to talk to you a little bit about the the sort of unifying a round the siggia of pixel um.
"google maps" Discussed on BBC - Tech Tent
"Say i use the sang for dinner tonight maybe maybe an algorithm can help you to choose restaurant the is is gonna see your dietary preferences heat and any idea is very helpful algorithm for me here in cheltenham so what your trying to find your way back to the station using using an algorithm which you or an algorithm powered map like google maps are the maps are available would be one of a kind of things that we're all using these days so we need to be just a bit more cheerful about algorithms can do for and start worrying so much that they could really have a very positive effect on our lives they already are but there's a few things to think about he turned show and journey tennyson where we were hearing earlier about apple's new home ports speaker another device joining amazon's echoed the google over many others enlisting out for our commodes but are we comfortable with being overheard in this way so do you think your technology is listening to you i think so why would it be doing that geno just entrusted carry what about you you're listening to you is good question it goes along with the whole kind of an webcam thing does now he's watching he's listening what about you illegal catches that listen to you quite show do you think you're gadgets the listening to you no not really doesn't me mt concerned muhlegg's so an amazon echo is listening to you is yeah we have got one in the home and do you worry about that so because it's sitting there listening all the time.