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Facebook eyes multi billion dollar stake in Reliance Jio
"The Financial Times sources say that facebook is in talks to buy a multi billion dollar stake in India's reliance Jio Google reportedly also had separate talks with reliance Jio and last year Microsoft announced plans to partner with Gio to offer cloud computing to businesses facebook. Owned WHATSAPP already has four hundred million users in the country and facebook is estimated to have more Indian users than any other single country.
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco Discuss the New Hampshire Primary Results
"Erin first of all congratulations to you and what to you and into me We have several days now before another caucus or primary activity and feeling really proud of our country and of myself often of you that we get all of this time without having to worry about who's voting for who but can I tell you something. That actually hurts my heart so much. Okay okay. The Nevada caucuses are on my forty four th birthday oh no I know okay. I've got I've got one up. Can you what the Twenty Sixteen Democratic National Convention contained. My birthday my birthdays at the end of July and on my birthday I went to it was just like it was an awful week of whether it was way way way too hot. Everything was spread out like in Cleveland. Everything was altogether for the DNC. NC was not very fun logistically and on my birthday I spent all day kind of traipsing to all these different events way too hot wearing nylons even though because that's what wild because that's what it's like a standard people were nylons and That night I went to a planned. Parenthood Party that Liz oh performed at Whoa. WHOA yeah yeah so the day itself was sort of weird but the Liz Oh performance was cool? That's cool yeah there that there were protesters outside of that has pretty graphic posters. I was like look. It's my birthday leave meal since Donald Trump became president we've moved past like pantyhose right. NYLONS THEIR DAD. Oh the one hundred percent unless you're unless you're robbing a bank you should not be wearing nylons and then they're over your face. It's totally different ballgame right totally I have. I have another question for you. Not Related and NYLONS. Do you think Kamala Harris is wishing she stayed in the race right about now Lord Lord be I mean. I don't know like maybe when you drop out you feel fucking free you know and like you kick back and you watch what it is when there's all the Chitchat about whether or not they're gonNA let Bloomberg into the debate and not have to meet the threshold that other people did. I don't nope she whispered as if she were back in but I bet she was pissed. Yeah I my main reason for thinking that I was thinking this as I was watching the he returns. Come in from New Hampshire on to say and witnessing Amy Klobuchar even though in Bernie Sanders won the primary people to judge came in second and Amy Klobuchar though came in third and she's really mounted a There's been a swell in globetrotting over the last couple of week. The closest stands the Clova who stands have have really grown number. And you know amy. Klobuchar was kind of in on the path of being an also ran up until last night's really strong third-place still third-place performance. And I was just thinking you know comma. Harris is one of those people who could be explosive in a debate and it. It's it seemed to me like club. Char's turnaround or her boost was sort of brought to you by her really good performance in her last debate bait so that was my I was like you know. I wonder if commonly could have pulled something off like Amy Klobuchar did well. Here's the interesting thing. Right is the what accommodated is. She came out on the attack ray like she was super strong and debates. She criticized the other candidates in the race. Fairly you know fairly like they all have disagreements but she was very schlick really leaned into it and wanted to distinguish herself. What we haven't seen yet is what happens? Now that Kloba Shar an all of them are going to have to do the same thing right so so closure had like a really even I mean we both said she fucking great debate performance. She's is the person who comes in. It feels with a plan and execute Right which is what how. I felt about Kamla Is that she. You could tell by the. He ended the debate what she hoped to do and sort of whether or not she did it. So I think it'll be interesting to see now that that Klobuchar is pushing into you. Like the upper. Look anyone who's made it to the top. Three top four has gotten the shit kicked out of them at some point. And the question is whether you bounce back from getting the shit kicked out of Jio show. Sure yeah I mean an and the thing is there are negative stories about club that have been out but they came out at a time when she wasn't considered a front runner. Like the story. Gory of the way that she treated her staff. And the sort of way that it hasn't really been atoned for do you think that's going to end up hurting her. You know it's hard to say right because it like old news because it came out a couple of months ago. I mean the things they weren't they. It was not an isolated incident. It seemed like sort of of a pervasive behavior pattern So I don't know if those if those specific stories are GonNa come back to haunt her but I do think that you know now. She's going to be tested. She's going to look at a lot of people who are in the top tier have released plans. She hasn't released a ton of clans and therefore they haven't been picked apart. You know I mean Elizabeth Warren released every plan under the sun and the thing is she gave people a lot of fodder to just pick apart. And so you know. I really hope that having someone like Warren or like Bernie or people who take the time to really think through plans and try to explain between them. The American people aren't the ones targeted and assembled by the media. Because they've actually done the work no. I think that it's time you know the club Charlotte everybody but he also because it will happen. Whoever the general election candidate is whoever the nominee of the party is is GonNa get the shake out of them? So it's time to like make sure we're kicking the shit out of everybody buddy so that you know the skeletons are revealed. The policies are understood so that the next forty eight contests we have You know like people have all the facts right. I mean and let's Talk About Elizabeth Warren a little bit because it seems like In New Hampshire she had a disappointing disappointing finish during during her speech though she was as always use very classy and she congratulated. Quote my friend Amy Klobuchar for showing. Just how wrong the pundits can be when they account a woman out. What do you think happened to Warren's campaign and do you think that she People who support her should not should feel bad but do you think did they have reason to be less than yeah. Certainly I mean for sure the thing that I feel specifically ethically about Warren is kind of what we were just talking about. Is that in her effort to show America how much she had thought about this. How prepared she was? She released plans. And then the the media and certain people just like pick those plans apart and try to show why some of what she wanted to achieve was pie in the sky right now my point is I want a little pie in the sky. I want people who aren't just like I'm GonNa get in there and maintain the status quo. I just won't be racist And so I think that you know being from a neighboring state. It was people really expected her to do better. But look everyone was pulling apart was picking apart everybody last night. It's like Bernie should have done much much better like he outperformed Hillary by twenty points. Last time we'll right but they're like two people in the racist time in that time there were like eight this time and so you know. I think that I think E W has had a bad couple of conflict to contests where people thought she would do better but I still think that they can turn it around. Yeah and I think that it is every time in in my adult life every single election cycle. It seems like the gold fish brain of the political media has done the same thing which is try to extrapolate nationwide trends from you too very small very white states that quite honestly are so small and so white. Both would make great settings for horror movies about insulated small towns. that don't take kindly to a attractive. Young couple that gets stranded in their car like children of the corn style. Setting states should not and cannot really determine the future of the American democratic process. We put a lot of weight in it and a lot of resources are invested into doing well in those states. Decisions are made based on how people do in those states. But but I think now more than ever it's like especially this time around. It seems like after Iowa everyone was like Oh my God. Democrats need to be worried biting their fingernails. Offing Zayed. Low turnout low turnout. This is a disaster. But it's like this is one St and New Hampshire's turn out was at about two thousand eight levels so even better than two thousand sixteen and we still have a state coming up Nevada on the twenty second which has a lot more than white people living there that will actually be a better indicator of what the Democratic Base will do moving forward but I think looking at how the political press treats this time after time it almost was feels like it's their muscle memory like like if I'm walking my dog in a park and he sees a dead thing he can't help but try to roll in. You know like political pundits. See something happened in Iowa. They can't help but be like. Oh this is how the whole rest of the country acts exactly and do you think I mean. Do you think it's going to change this time because I feel like people are are more annoyed with the process this time than they've ever been well because I think that this the process has been going on. I mean I'm exhausted. I'm I am personally stressed out and exhausted because it's like I mad about how the race is being picked apart part. I'm I think that people like this is the one thing people who are like on television as journalists and news people or pundits. I feel like if you actually supporting a candidate. You should kind of have to declare it because people are looking at you as sort of like historical looking back through multiple races and trying to read tea leaves of what it means historically. But if you're like taking that sanders doesn't have a chance and it's because you are not progressive. I feel like you should have to declare that like I feel like this year more than ever before it feels like less on the level And I felt like that a little bit last night when it seemed like the lead story in different for an outlets was that Buddha judge had come in second and I mean the the real story is that Bernie Sanders one. He's now the National Front runner career in the Democratic race. And that's something that I feel. It's getting buried by either wishful thinking or people who are reverting back to muscle memory like Oh of course they're gonNA pick the of course they're going to pick the moderate of course. The story is is the journey of the moderate. Not The story is like the journey of the gatecrashing progressive. Exactly and it's like you can tell you can tell what the pundits candidates and the like and the establishment. It's like they're just telling on themselves all over the place and I just think that people deserve the right to make up their own mind and don't you feel to you like you're watching people and instead of you know maybe four years ago or two thousand eight people looked all the candidates and they're like you know what this is. The person person who speaks to me now. We've turned America into these like many soothsayer pundits. Were like who do I think can win but but like I'm not sure that you get a real result when that's all the people are doing
Ubers path to profitability
"We have of course been following the corona virus story. It's human toll is growing. We're also going to have a personal story about one. US business struggling to deal with its impacts a little later in the program but to start off the Federal Reserve Board said today that the virus now poses a quote new risk to US markets and global growth. Here to talk about all of that plus the other economic news of the week are two weekly rappers. Honest Watson is with the New York Times so deep ready is at politico and they both join us from our DC bureau today. Hey to hey molly all right I. Let's start with this corona virus news and I'm going to channel Cairo's doll because I know that he has been asking each week. During the weekly wrap is this virus potentially the Black Swan event that triggers the next recession so far. It's mostly been no so deep I'll start with you is that changing. It could be a-changing we talk about black swans as if we We obviously were not expecting this but now we also have a black hole of information. We don't know what is going on in in China right now. That is the the core of the fear. That's going through Economists and traders and everyone else around the world who has has to deal with this is information flow out of China. Being closed communist society is very difficult. And there's a lack of trust with the global community and when you have a lack lack of trust you have fear. So that's what we're going through right now and we don't know whether this is going to be a few weeks or a few months or few years and when you have that kind kind of uncertainty you have a big problem on your hands when you're trying to figure out what's going to happen in the next few weeks or months or years right now. Of course we also had conversations with China this week about implementing part of the phase one deal to cut tariffs on a how Oh do these ongoing trade conversations affect this growth picture and then where does the virus plan with all of that so it does seem likely that the spread of the virus is going to delay the implementation of the US China trade deal especially the big purchasing component that the country agreed to two two hundred billion dollars of additional purchases over the next couple of years It definitely looks like that is going to be pushed down the line and some of those other promises are going to be called into question In terms of the growth prospects from that You know signing that. Trade deal really resolved one of the Big sources of uncertainty for the global economy last year. And now it's just been replaced with another one basically so China counts for a third of global growth So spillovers there a a slow down. There absolutely has the potential to spill over to the US And today you did see the Federal Reserve Board warning about this Virus creating less appetite for risk a US our appreciation less trade and lower commodity prices so affecting the US economy in a variety of ways. Help me on. I WanNa stay with you for a little bit. But of course champion city helped me level set on trade for a second. Because if I feel I think we L. Fill little lost in which parts of trade conversations. We should be focused on this conflict brewing potentially with Europe where you wrote on about our starting trade talks with Kenya to stave off China in There's still uncertainty about trade with China. What should we be focused on here? Yeah so the president has declared victory for now with a China South Korea. Japan Canada Mexico. you know. Some of those conflicts could rise up again at any moment particularly China But suffice to say the administration is Pretty Happy with the deals that they signed with those countries but they aren't aren't Stopping their their immediately turning to these other fronts most notably picking. What could be a really great big trade fight with the European Union They're also working on a very small deal With India but with one which still could be the biggest trade deal that we've ever signed with India Potentially coming up in the next few weeks there are discussions underway with the the UK But that's really not likely to be finalized noise until we see more about the terms under which the UK and the European Union will be trading and then as you mentioned the US announced this week that I we're going to be launching. Trade talks with Kenya and so they see that as a template for agreements with other African countries. And it's also an explicit effort to counter China's investments in Africa in the trump administration says that Africa has been Investing very heavily there and they see these trade agreements as kind of geopolitical Jio political toehold on the continent again And then city just like a couple of seconds left but give me your five word breakdown of the jobs report today. Quite strong except manufacturing. What do we make big picture? Quite strong except manufacturing. It means that we're we're We're in the roaring twenties. We're we're doing Surprisingly well this late into an economic expansion in the The almost at the eleven year mark for the Economic Expansion but the fact that factories have Have not been growing as faster gains. We got in the report in Twenty nineteen where the second smallest gain since twenty ten when we came out of the recession so it shows that that all of these concerns about trade about the state of the global economy about what's happening overseas that does have an impact in an industry that people still care a lot about in the United States and if the factory sector falls and other things could fall afterward all right thanks so much you
Mickey Drexler's Formula for Turning Retail Around
"Welcome to inside fashion on the podcast. This week. We have a very special conversation with someone who has come to be known as merchant Prince of fashion. Mickey Drexler grew up in the Bronx working at his dad's company in the garment district and then carved out a legendary career working at Bloomingdale's Bloomingdale's and Taylor the gap and J. Crew. These days Mickey is working with his son on a new brand called Alex melon in his conversation with B.. JIO FS chief correspondent in New York. Lauren Sherman he shares his advice for young executives working with creative partners. Here's Mickey Drexler inside fashion. So Mickey thank you for being here happy to be here. Let's start from the beginning. Are Your parents or your parents in retailer apparel or anything that I My Dad worked worked in the garment business. New York City We grew I grew up in the Bronx and he had like a lot of other First Generation Jewish families whatever he worked in the garment business. He worked By buttons and piece goods for coat manufacturer named Jill Junior and my mom always worked. She was ill From Twenty eight years old she had cancer and passed away. Wait fifteen years later from a Being a chain smoker in those days no one really knew that cigarettes actually killed you so So she but she always worked as a secretary at the Y. M. Ha So they both worked hard. I had no siblings but I had seven cousins. Who Live down the St and three of my mom's sisters so as an extended family well it was the y m h a a young men's Hebrew Association? WHO's in the South Bronx Bronx? I went to overnight camp where she was a secretary for the summers At the camp camp because she worked it was affiliated with ym Ha and growing up. Did you think you would go into the same business. Your Dad was well I I didn't think anything as a kid I I only worried about. I worried about a lot of stuff. 'cause I was a worrying kid but I didn't really think about what I do who I always dreamt that my dad would be a successful. Because that's what he talked and dream about he talked about always Wanting wanting to kind of de successful he never was by any measurement Successful at what. He did He worked for a kind of a boss who you know. I heard about all the time who didn't treat him as kindly maybe As he might. That's true a lot of bosses and he wanted to be. I'll use the word big shot. Now this is in the sixties in the Bronx and So I didn't really know what I wanted to do. I had no idea it would be the garment business But I always worked starting at a young age my teenage years going because he kind of forced me to go into work with him on holidays on Saturdays Saturdays so I went to work for the coat. Company ticketing coats a Aaron's the shipping carrying samples to the other people in stores etc.. Did you know Ralph Lauren. Growing up because he grew up in the Bronx right. He was on Masha Loop Parkway. I was Barnes Avenue He I went to high school at Bronx sites across much Lou Parkway did you do you remember when he hemas coming up in the late sixties. I remember him exactly. 'cause I always followed people who did things that I admired. I was at Bloomingdale's started Sixty nine working at bloomingdale's and I remember Ralph. I didn't know him personally. But he came in selling selling wide ties to the men's department and it was like revolutionary and so I didn't know him but you know because I worked at Bloomingdale's I A new people who bought ties from him. So I always looked at. Ralph is someone. I admired immensely. What he did and at Bloomingdale's did you do the retail program? I know a lot of the department stores used to have these great training programs. Very lucky. In the sense first day was in housewares. I couldn't stand it I was trying to look for pots and pans. I knew nothing about it and I was Kinda lost. And the second day They moved me and this is my second day of my right official career. They put me into a department of junior department was called the Lexington shops. I was the buyer I actually went to the market every day. A No supervision really knows days and I. It's changed so dramatically you didn't have someone breathing down your neck. Tell you what to do so there I was twenty three years resolve. Whatever and I had a department Lexington Juniors whose only in fifty nine th street and I was in charge of buying all the merchandise. I had a really nice boss Stanley Stern. He left me alone. I had two or three really hot items and you make a lot of money on hot items Elephant Pant by Arthur Arthur. Bell was my hottest pant. The world's a cuffed big elastic waist pants every day. I was rewarding like crazy so I did that for six months because Barbara on jr was on maternity leave. Unfortunately she comes back and there. I go to the branches so I did that for a while and then I was promoted back In to fifty ninth street Iran. A woman's swimwear our T shirts and sweaters. My first buying job I they say I was like. I did it really quickly and again there. I was pretty much on my own as most of us were learning the business. I was very fortunate. I had a woman that he katy Murphy who passed away a young age. She was a fashion Shen director and knew more about the business than anyone I knew but because she was a woman She wasn't the seal. She could have positioned set set. She just got it and I was very lucky to have her as I kind of her pet. They treated me like oh go out with Katie went to Europe together. We bought together and only in hindsight that I realize that the fundamentals of what I even do today I think was set in place by Katie. And I going on these trips and we've been buddies so if I had an issue in work I ran to Katie. Not My boss. What do you think of this Katie? Anyway think of that and you know you don't realize you're learning so much everyday idle huge learning curve and so I did that job for a year and a half then. I was promoted moded into the boys area and then maybe it went up to the branches again. Then I quit and you said you had a couple of hot items. What what what does that mean? And how did you identify them. Especially back then when you were just starting out. How did you know that something was gonna hit? I think a lot of what people do. Who is kind of a DNA? Instinctive nature not nurturance much. I'm not sure but I always like I used to sell When Wilkinson Sword Blades came out I was in eighth grade? I was working in the garment center. I was young I was as a kid and I used to get a supply of them. They were really hard to find. They were the best razor blade. Hello in the sixties and I bought supply and I told them to when I made deliveries. I Have Wilkinson Sword Razor Blades. I didn't think I was an entrepreneur. I didn't think anything I could. Maybe maybe make some money and as a young child I money. My father's will obsessed about money because he never really made it. And I think I picked picked up some of the habits of wanting to have some safety and security so that was a little safety and security to keep handle drawer with my cash in it. I saved it. I never spent. It was not much to spend on very impressive. I wish I had a drawer with cash while it was like ten dollars dollars wasn't like a lot. So why did you quit bloomingdale's and what did you do after that. You know it's interesting just to step back end up working at Bloomingdale's I had a summer job at a NS. Now macy's and I fixed them up with a friend of mine I loved. I summer there so I was ready to be hired and I fixed them up with someone. I went to school with and they offered him five hundred dollars more in salary I did now. I didn't think about I was furious. I fix them up. They offered me eleven the offer him eleven five and I am crazy. Furious and You know I didn't have mentors like everyone has a mentor today. I couldn't talk talk to my parents about that but I was pissed off and I interviewed at Bloomingdale's and decide it and it was huge important decision in my life if the second most to that date businesswise and So I decided to work at Bloomingdale's they offered me eleven five. I wasn't negotiating a lot of great negotiator gator salaries and all that stuff and I went to work at Bloomingdale's. Ns would have taught me a whole different way of doing business. Sale Promotion They they were very successful But you know it's funny. So that kind of infuriated me any. Why'd I leave Bloomingdale's I got to the point where and you don't have to make a living and I said this is and once I moved up a little not a lot. I start to think about two things one. I don't love it as much now. I had the boys area and I was supervising but more importantly I always wanted to have really important in regard for people. I worked for Maybe it was my expectation and I realized that you know forgetting what titles are that. At at some point you know people get promoted without earning. The promotion and big corporations was like a huge corporation was big bloomingdale's relative to what I thought of his big back in those days and start to realize put your time in to a degree if you're older than me or whoever you may get promoted moded and I looked at the surroundings and who was moving up and I I I wanted to change someone. One recruit someone at macy's recruited me add Finkelstein who was then the chairman very charismatic guy. Recruited me I left and I stayed at macy's year and a half why because I was obviously looking for something I wasn't getting in a department store business. My last last movie in a Department Store Business was bloomingdale's was owned also a NS federated department stores. They recruited. It'd me back and I went back the stake but again I didn't have the freedom of I'll just do whatever it wasn't like everyone to start up. I you know. In those days who did startups who can raise money to pay the rent and I went to Ns for four years. And I said that was
Super Bowl XXXIX Recap: Patriots vs. Eagles
"The game we most fans remember. Andy Reid foremost is super bowl. Thirty nine and especially how the game finished up in the last six minutes. But let's set things up here just a little bit coming into Super Bowl all thirty nine. Both the Patriots and Eagles were the best teams in their conference. Both number one seeds both had tremendous seasons. The Patriots went fourteen and two that season season as they were looking for their third super bowl title in four years. Obviously Tom Brady was just beginning his run as the greatest quarterback of all time but he'd already established himself as a two time superbowl champion. And so the odds were stacked against the eagles a little bit in the Super Bowl although the eagles were far and away the best team team in the NFC that season having gone thirteen and three really they were essentially a one loss team. They lost to the Pittsburgh steelers in the middle of the season but they had clinched the number for one seat in the conference with two games left in the season and basically didn't play anybody in the final two games and that's why they went thirteen and three. The Eagles probably could have been a fifteen in one team if they'd actually played their starters in the final two games of the season but thirteen and three is nothing to sneeze at and it was certainly good enough to get them the number one seed in the playoffs The Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings rather handily in the NFC divisional round and then in the NFC championship game. As you heard me talk about on the last edition of BG and memories when we took a look back at the ten greatest moments in Eagles NFC championship game. History when they dispatch the Falcons pulling away in the second in half winning that game. Twenty seven to ten on New England also had a pretty easy time in the postseason. They won their divisional round game against the Indianapolis Colts. It's twenty two three and then they won the AFC title against the steelers. Forty one to twenty seven. Bill Belichick Charlie. Weis the offensive coordinator at that time for New England Oakland and on the side. Of course you had Andy Reid calling the plays and Jim Johnson The defensive coordinator at the Blitz Happy Defensive Coordinator one of the big story lines. The the biggest story line going into Super Bowl thirty nine was of course the health of terrel owens who was hurt against the Dallas cowboys a few weeks before the end of the season He had A. He broke his leg on a horse collar. Tackle that has now been deemed illegal because of that hit but as the game started getting closer it started to appear as though Teo Jio would be able to get on the field and Tara loans for the Eagles in two thousand and two thousand four was the difference. He took the eagles from being a very very good team. Urine in your out to an almost unbeatable team That season in fourteen games really was just thirteen games because he was hurt early in that game against the cowboys he caught seventy any seven passes for twelve hundred yards and fourteen touchdowns for the eagles that season for the first time in his career. Donovan mcnabb had a true number one receiver seaver to throw the ball to but the eagles offense performed quite well whether well without Tara loans in the two playoff games but to beat the Patriots it was clear the eagles goals. We're GONNA need him and he managed to get. He managed to get back in time six weeks after surgery to repair his broken right ankle. He was on the the field for the start of Super Bowl. Thirty nine Donovan. mcnabb had his best season. An Eagle in two thousand and four mostly because terrel owens was on the outside and he and mcnabb was outstanding in two playoff wins against the Vikings and the Falcons mcnabb had always struggled in those NFC title game but he played very well against Atlanta Atlanta. One or the other storylines that Freddie Mitchell was running his mouth. He came into the game talking a lot of smack about safety Rodney Harrison telling Harrison that he he was gonna have something for him and then in the game you know Freddie Mitchell caught one pass which late in the fourth quarter and Harrison had Two interceptions as we'll get to here in just Dominica and of course the Patriots were looking to officially become a dynasty. They had beaten the rams had upset. The Rams in the Super Bowl three years before they had failed to get back to the super bowl the year after that. But in two thousand three or just after the two thousand three season they beat the Carolina Panthers and one of the most underrated super bowls in NFL NFL history. And we're looking for their third title in four years. Andy Reid looking for that first title after finally getting the Eagles back to the Super Bowl for the first time since nineteen eighteen eighty so that was the setup as the teams gathered on the field in Jacksonville Florida for Super Bowl. Thirty
Digital vs. Traditional Marketing like Billboards: Lessons Learned
"There is a long stretch of I. Eighty between Cheyenne Dan and Salt Lake City where I grew up that is almost nothing but highway and desert. I have driven this stretch a million times and over the holidays I was driving and again this time with my niece Katrine and my nephew Al Hundred John Reid received the majestic cargo train. It's natural habitat sir. David attenborough road trips eight miles and miles of mostly shrubs the occasional cargo train gene end billboards one set of billboards in particular large rooms. Great Rates Little America. My Niece Kaitlyn there. The billboards that we're seeing are all the same fancy truck stop slash hotel called Little America that is in the absolute middle of this middle of nowhere there for nearly a hundred miles these billboards show up every few minutes. Forty two miles to the little America. There's another one coming right up. After it and there in the desert we are a captive audience to running storyline of these billboards. Seventeen marble showers. Little even start intimidating them wings little America but there is one thing in particular that shows up on these billboards more than any other so often that people even write about this billboard in their online reviews of the truck style and this is the one that we've been decided about this. This one says seventy five cent cones fifteen miles little America rising up from the desert floor is a many many feet tall Paul delicious looking soft. Serve ice cream cone lawless world wing of that billboards like these have a special kind of place in our collective to road trip hearts. These days everyone online goes to the same websites. But once you get there we all get different personalized ads but with a billboard. Everyone drives this road. Sees the same ad and billboards they work the market for billboards continues to grow. There are currently about three hundred fifty thousand of them in America and more go up up every single day and one study. Found that billboards when you pair them with digital ads are more effective than print ads. And we're sorry to say than Radio Jio ads so it was probably inevitable that Katryn Alejandro and I did exactly as the billboards back into us to do all girl cheeses
How to Build a Great Product Strategy
"Today I wanted. I wanted to talk about something that I have found very valuable in my career. So far I have used a lot of these frameworks and a lot of these things to decide on how to build my product and how to strategize on how things should be digging to market and other aspects of it. So let's do the first sort of case study that I want to cover The Yours Twenty twelve. The company is Reliance Jio so let me let me add some context on on the market and company. I so reliance. Jio Is a Internet company in India Indonesia twelve they got the license for For Operating Four G. services throughout India India did not have four G. Services at that time name and so- GIO is really looking to make a big splash in this market. A little bit about the market itself. So India yeah at that time despite having one billion people only at one hundred thirty seven million Internet users so penetration was pretty low about eleven percent. It was growing pretty quick so twenty six percent year on year growth but still sort of a waste to go in terms of smartphone own Benadryl that was even lower so only sixty seven million smartphone users in India at that time about six percent of doral telecom users had smartphones at the time. So so here's here's my question based on all of that. What kind of Guy Chris? Thanks do you guys think would be the best selling points for the net brought up in this market and context six. Okay yeah okay. What else if you think of like four G.? Internetwork were what comes to mind first speed video. Yeah exactly so so. That's that's pretty much the the sort of lines that going on now you know fi- five speeds hard. We get this to more people low latency connectivity those kinds of things in terms of thinking of competitors who who do you think our main competitors would be in this market. Yeah Yeah Yup do G and three G service providers. Yeah Yeah so yup that that's kind of how we were thinking about our market and competitors at. Ah Dime this is. This is the list of Delegation players in India. At the time. How how would you segment the this this market in terms terms of customers? Like how would you decide what kind of customers to go for And you know like what kind of products bill for customer segments etcetera so. Yeah Okay Yeah. And so you're saying basically based on the industry or based on if it's a B. Two B. versus COSC-. Yeah okay. Yeah but I'm trying to get to a dimension or very level over this like what are the dimensions age is one thing. Yeah yeah over. New Rule like income levels those kinds of things so yeah all of those are the sort of demographic characteristics that we were looking at This is where we we sort of hit. Hit some roadblocks so we figured out all of this was wrong. We figured that and this was. It's not a novel concept if you when you look back on it but sort of thinking Ford. It's always something that you miss. Don't think about which is that. People don't want a jail because they want the drill. They want the drill because they want the whole right people want to hold. They don't want the drought so in the same way for us. What we realized is people don't want Internet? They want stuff that they can do with that. Internet smartphone penetration was only sixty million people. What what are we going to do by giving people for gene demand if they don't have smartphones if they don't have gone to undefeated if they don't have things the use that four G. Internet four so we started doing was instead of instead of segmenting our customers by Democrat demographics or products and services? We moved to this jobs to be done kind of framework and figuring out. What is the job that these customized need to get done that they wanted to hire Gio and the Internet for we started segmenting bull in terms of you know first time users people who want to buy the smartphone for this first first time people who love watching TV and they may be worn get more if the content side of things people want to connectivity? They won't let things like Connecting to their friends and family having high-speed video galling etc.. So should that's when we start. We shifted our mindset to thinking about. How do we move away from the guy at Christie's of Internet itself but we start talking about what is the the actual jobs to be done? That people were higher Gio for and that's that's what I talked about so so we talked about content. We talked about videos does overseers. We talked about Payment Solutions Shopping Devices all of those things and this is what we ended up launching and sort of actually building so twenty four dean. We launched a smartphone which was the cheapest smartphone. The one This this smartphone I think was about seventy dollars. Unlocked contract It it was the way to sort of build our our market because our market wasn't the one point two billion people in India the people who have smartphones and an ability to consume four G.. Internet so oh so. That's what we did. We only launched the the phone. We didn't even launch for services at this point. Two years later is when we launched a slew of applications nations. Gone Dan Services all of these things that will build on top of this new four G. Wound saying if yours all this great stuff if you WanNa take advantage of all of this stuff. The four G. is sort of the bare bones infrastructure which you need to get to these products and these jobs Do Redone so so just the close out. This case Gio ended up launching their telecom services in sixteen it was the fastest elegant launch success excess in the world We got one hundred million customers in the fourth one hundred eighty days of launch I think the GM was like last week and they. They're at three learned. Forty million now so that the second biggest alcon provider in the world today that's the that's the internet usage that so so all right when GIO launched went up NYNEX in in a matter of you know six months so the demand was there. People were willing to use the WH- we're willing to use the bandwidth as long as you give them something to do with that Before that people didn't have anything to do with with the content and with the bat. Excuse me with the bandwidth. That was out there. So so that's like the big shift that we saw in the market and then obviously below Like behind all of this was the content itself so we saw not just the GIO APPS but even competing providers see big spikes in their usage and the way that they were benefiting the market
Don't Forget These Marketing Oldies But Goodies To Grow
"Today we are going to first first and foremost wish you a very happy new year. Today is twenty twenty. It's the first day of well the first day of the New Year and It's it's time to get inside inside the hustle so basically we are going to talk about a couple of things. These are oldies but goodies. To help you grow basically you know. oftentimes oftentimes Neil I. We're talking about the new things new tools. We talk about new new all the time but we want to bring it back and talk about the things that actually still work well and hopefully this will maybe give you a reminder on. Hey maybe that one idea that you had that maybe it was like an old idea. Maybe you come back and you try it right. So the first thing I'm going to recommend for my side is webinars so webinars are something that when you think about how click funnels built their business from zero to over a hundred billion dollars a year in revenue. They really built their business off the backbone of of Webinars webinars allow you to build trust at scale the allow you to drive traffic to put them into a funnel and you could sell products. You could sell bundles. You can sell courses. It's still something that's really effective. Even though attendance rates are still going down by tool I liked using when it comes. The webinars is live storm. And it's been great. I think it sped better than other webinar tools that I have used so Don't forget webinars another thing that I would do. And this is the Oldie as well but it will work so well in the New Year in two thousand and nineteen. I did this in two thousand eighteen as well a we really stepped on it in two thousand nineteen but there's nothing about this. We all have tons of content. KONTA marketings been around for ages. Now I myself only right four or five blog posts a month i. I don't have time to write too many more than that. In other words I blog once a week and my team on the other hand they update ninety pieces of three people full time time just update ninety pieces a month so they give you idea even though I'm writing for five. My team is updating over ninety. That's been one of the biggest traffic drivers for army in two thousand nineteen and I bet you it'll be thousand and twenty as well to give you idea in two thousand nine hundred eighty nine more than doubled my traffic all right so from I n texting and when I say texting I've talked about Messenger. I am also talking about just as a messenger. General if you look at Tokyo. Tokyo is basically. They're like a a taxi company. Basically they help you on there. They have a good. API that you can use while Tillerson publicly traded company under stock price has been rising over time. And if we look at Facebook Messenger when we when I spoke to Al For many chat previously a couple years ago. They're getting a million messages ages a day going through their platform. Now it's two hundred sixty six million messages per day so it's getting bigger and bigger and when you think about it people like that. They liked that touch. So you know recently the growth accelerator If you go to marketing school the live you can actually go learn more. But a lot of people will put in their number and then we'll set of attacks ask you if they have any questions about and some people will respond and that way we actually got You know from that point will actually try to get it a real conversation. Set up a call dead but you know it's just a really nice touch wood you're able to utilize techs and if you're GONNA US tax dry. Sending as I text their first name question marks like Eric Question Mark we found that gets the highest response and then wants to respond from there. Then you can follow up and then close him. But in addition to texting as Eric mentioned facebook messenger there's many chat mobile monkey I would also leverage push notifications. These are the type of channels that not too many people are talking about yet. You can bring people back to your site. The the opt-out rates are extremely high on both of them but the optin rates are very high as well. And it's another channel that you should be using in addition to email great of speaking evil. I think e mail is something that we should be calling out to because people tend to say. Oh look there's all these new channels but e mail. Is that one channel where nobody can take it away from you. You build up that email list and you market to those people And you can basically tight a dollar value for each subscriber that you have so the whole idea is all oh stuff that we talk about with. Seo We talk about with social we talk about. She's those things could actually be taken away from you but if you focus on you know we talk about authorizing of you're you're having some type of lead magnet that you can offer to people where they can take a resource for you but you build up the mls time you as long as that. That list is engaged. And you're you're providing more value constantly that what's going to happen is you're gonNA have a good engaged audience of people that will buy you. Whatever you publish something that is Worthy be a bike. Another thing that you can do is leverage tool so I believe tools is a new content marketing and to give you idea back in two thousand and three on my I ad agency CY. I create adding create. I bought a tool for thirty or forty dollars popped it on my website and it was a free. Seo Jio toll. I've done the same thing now with Uber suggests although I spent probably way too much money on a boat the time it was the most popular section of my sight. Now you don't have to go crazy like uber suggest anything like that. You can do a mortgage calculator quiz whatever it may be. You've got a Code Canyon. It's a site where you can buy tools and just pop them on your own side and white label. It's pretty easy flexible. It's dirt cheap. Sometimes you can get some of these tools for like under ten dollars dollars and on the more expensive maybe twenty thirty dollars but check that out. It's easy to add to your site in a great way to get more traffic. You'll typically find within like three to six months adding tool to your site. It should be one of the top ten pages even if you do little to no marketing
How To Screen Breakfast Cereals For Hidden Sugar
"Ideally we want breakfast to be a very nutritious choice. As it's the first meal let children going to start their day with and for those children who are going to school. We really want them to have a a meal. That's going to fuel them after they have that huge or long break from eating during the night there fasting overnight and he one them to break that fast and hence breakfast. You want their breakfast to be a very nutritious choice with less sugar with the focus. He's been on the type of carbohydrates that's going to be slowly released throughout the day so that they are you know well. Top Top in terms of energy reserves hopes to carry them through the next meal which will usually be lounge. I mean I know some schools do offer mid morning snack but they usually just a bit of fruit and a milk which is exactly what it should be so we still want to make sure that their breakfasts heroes if that's what they have. I mean. Some sure might have savory breakfast and that's absolutely fine but if it's usually breakfast cereals like it is in my house then you want to be sure that your choice is laced with any hidden sugar. I mean how irritating is not if you pick up a breakfast cereal. Baker's the packaging looked right. It had wall of the right I to me -nology and words and your kids wake sighted Barton you've been having and then you apply the nutrition screening tool that I'm bound to share with you and then you fine fine. Only Gosh is high in sugar. And it's high in fat and is low in fiber and most likely or possibly high in salt as well today. We all going to focus on sugar. However for completeness? I'm going to touch on fiber and fat as well we. We won't talk so much about salt but I'll give you a quick tip on how to check if the guidelines was sold are being met as well if you Google Action for salt and breakfast cereals you come across this article published by action on sold. Who Do list out a few of the breakfast zeroes? In accordance to which products are highest in sugar which one's the highest insult which wants a lowest I for fiber and then which products or brands are lowest in salt and fiber for example. You might be surprised is to find that Rice krispies which come across this really very innocent are really low in fiber and high in salt so although although they have these lovely cartoon characters. It's a little bit irresponsible because it is quite is not the ideal Jio breakfast choice for every day eating. It's not an everyday product. As far as I'm concerned if you enjoy eating as a family maybe think about about just reducing that for weekends but as an every day breath first choice you want to try and pick something that will meet the guidelines for fat sugar and fiber ideally salt as well so the first thing I do when I grab a box of Heroes Heroes is I turn to the back or the side might be in the side occasionally and I checked for the per hundred gram column. I usually ignore the suggested chested portion size that the company suggests because who is going to sit there measuring forty grams or thirty grams of what it is at the company company are suggesting and often they will say. This is assessed based on a portion with one hundred miles of semi-skimmed milk. Or something like that. So you on what you want. The figures reflect the product inside the packaging. So the first thing I do is I look at the per hundred. Gram column Cam I then check. What the fat content is actually? The first thing I check is fiber off and check. The fiber is their decent fiber in there because then I know is probably got either whole grains or fruit. It might have some dried food. But that's fine. We then check the sugar to check back if the sugar quantity is K.. is at high low moderate and then I checked the fat content as
Virtual Game 'Neopets' Turns 20
"Neo pets were virtual pets and in in fact perhaps the most popular virtual pets ever to have existed on the Internet. So obviously we talked about Tom. Gotschi in a previous episode. But that's a little bit different right because that's like a little virtual pet inside of a physical thing. These yaps only live on the Internet. Okay hold on a second so when you originally this it was sort of referring to earlier when you originally said that you were going to do neo pets I said Oh. It's those ones where it's a stuffed animal and you can connect to the Internet and they live on the Internet to But no no. You're very well weren't very wrong but you wear wrong. Those are web kipnes. That's web kipnes. Okay probably more fun to be honest. Just having on a computer seems like a downgrade. Oh Oh Russ you are so wrong. Okay we'll get into it so neo. Pets have been around for almost twenty years now. Yeah at one point. It was the most popular one one of the most popular websites on the Internet. One of the most visited huge advertising opportunity but That and several other things actually contributed needed to. It's sad downfall until we got to it now where it's a sort of twinkle in Miss Stall GIC millennials is but we'll go back to one thousand nine hundred nine when it began so neo pets started in the UK by a couple that was in college. Actually they were both college age Adam Powell and Donna Williams so adams like kind of studying marketing and Donna was into art and Adam when and made his own online online at agency so this was toward the end of college So throughout call to dating and then toward the end Adam went and made his own ad agency which is pretty smart but the thing is like they were making all these banner. Ads wasn't really doing a ton. A ton of numbers for him. So Adam and his girl Donna. They as everyone does does loved animals. They loved pets because who doesn't so they had a ton of pets. They're kicking around. They didn't have a ton of money but they had a ton of pets for super into into animals and one day Adam was like Yo Donna. I'm on the computer all day. Work in the terrible job making ads. Why don't I just make pets on the computer? Everyone loves pets. Wait what yeah. That's the leap that he made like. I feel like we're missing a few steps okay. Here's here's my guests because he's making ads right Did he maybe invent the punch. The monkey add nope if he loves animals. Why would he make the punch? The monkey add just saying like maybe that was the progenitor neo. Pets was like well. He's got this monkey already. I don't need to punch. Maybe I could feed them a banana. I mean it's very much like key worked in AD agency and had coding shooting experience. Like that was kind of where he came from a programmer he like obviously understood marketing to an extent but was more of like a coder programmer. Guy Guy also nine hundred ninety nine so this is this is after the rise and fall of Tamagotchi like was that at all and inspiration for him. Yeah there has been no mention of Tamagotchi in my my reading but okay yeah I mean it really just kind of boils down to Yo. Let's figure out a way to make money money. Let's make pets online. which is a weird moneymaking scheme but I guess again like maybe he didn't think of it but me thinking about it like Tamagotchi but without having to carry a stupid egg around pretty good? Yeah I mean it makes perfect sense to me again because everyone loves pets. So Adam and Donna Collab- d- But the thing is so adam like coded the website the actual site itself and then Donna was in charge of the graphic design because she's artists. The thing is in two thousand five Adam told wired. There's a really big piece on the pets which we will which I got a lot of Info from so we'll we'll come back to it but he said the Donna literally did not know how to draw which sort of lake issue when it's just the two of you and you hire her on your artist But maybe he came to learn this through working with her Because essentially Donna was tasked with making the pet cells which is kind of key here right like. That's the how the very first neo pets. Were not very cute. They were Kinda weird. Look in some of them. Were literally just like sprite spaced off actual things. There was this one that was like literally a picture like Ajay peg of this British comedian. And that was one of the pets. Selena peg of a human being and you and what did you do with this comedian So I mean the point was still like you could hang out with them them. Raise them feed them play. Was it like like who was it. Like a known comedian. No one I've ever heard of some kind of like niche. It was a very British enterprise so sort of like a British like comedian. Who'd never really wasn't like filler? Like a temp piece of art. Well when it went up on the site yeah it literally was one of the one of the first neo pets. He actually went on to inspire one of the actual Lake Neo pets. So people recognized because we thought he was very funny so anyway. Yeah the first neo pets for Kinda weird looking Adam and Donna Donna. Just kinda seemed like they were goofing around even though they tend to stake their livelihood on this little bit. Because as far as I can recall at this point atom basically was committed to doing the neo pets thing full-time because it turns out. They started like dumping the link on all these virtual pet sort of like link groups newsgroups back in the day and a lot of people were really into it. There was a huge virtual pet community already and I feel like okay. Okay so like thinking back There was like pets with Z.. In Yeah and feel and like I guess the Sims was before. I don't remember when this came out but like now I think that's out there. Is there like troll creature things creatures. Yeah features yeah creatures right. Yeah like Weird Alien Things Ya ya like a it was a thing. It was like a little period of time for gaming. Yeah and I mean like as we said Tamagotchi did do well for a while. They're so like clearly is interest in folk Ammann to write like this was right after Pok mon on people like cute animals you guys. I don't WanNa keep beating this into your heads. People like pets so neo pets even in this very primitive state did super well like literally they were like. Okay Yo. This is our job. Now we're just GONNA keep making this neo. Pets thing that people inexplicably are very into despite like are very low quality and price. Sorry I wanna go back really quick you said that they would just drop links in forums to to get people to figure out about it. Yeah like there. Are these virtual pet sort of like communities. You know you guys know better than me. There's like those sort of like newsletter a group Shannon's newsgroups so and then people would just click the links and be i. I WANNA take a peek at chew maintenance our work yeah yes they would all make pokemon punts. Yeah okay okay. Yes until they got banned by me me so anyway yes so neo. Pets was doing pretty well and it was just kind of not not super complicated quite yet uh-huh but then in two thousand the sky named Doug doering who owned the the during company. Which is this market research firm heard of neo pets which this was like killing it? Like you CH- They had some additional things they had like some basic games at this point. They had people. Even I don't even understand. What are people doing with the pets? Okay so essentially what neo. Pets is or was at that time and then we'll go into like what it ended up. Having more of his you have you can have up to four pets. There was like a limited selection of them. And did you pay for the pets for it was totally free free to play and you could. Yeah so you had like a limit of four and you'd go into like the create a pet center and you can choose which of the pets he wanted. You can choose. What color was you could name Eh choose its personality and then you would have to take care of it? Basically I mean. It's kind of like Tom. mcgauchie literally just like feed it or and like make sure it's Ian or whatever and you play games pretty I wouldn't like level up and grow not really so the other thing is you're trying they get neo points which will come back way. You're going you guys. which is the virtual currency? And you use Zack. To like buy additional items you can go take your neo pets too like but grooming parlour. Go to the vending machine by different kinds of food. The whole thing is like getting money to take care of your pet. It's essentially yes reality basically but yes so. That's sort of the premise S.. which was it had like a very obviously loop right? So you're like going on neo pets to take care of your new pet which requires you to make money and then you spend all your money on food. Whatever so a lot of people were spending hours and hours and hours within the first few months as little promotion as they were doing they had ten thousand users continues to grow? Oh and so yeah in two thousand this American Dude who was like in Glendale California. I believe was heard about neo pets and he was like dude. This is a really good idea. There's legit money ops. Here Ma Dude so doug doering came to Adam them in. Donna was like yeah I can help you guys. I run a market research firm and my my guru. Here's the thing. E was a huge huge scientologist. So he would reference l Ron Hubbard and dianetics as much as possible L. H. L. R. H.. So he with the power of l Ron behind him the power of Zeno or whatever He was the bad guy needs to the back. I don't I could not finish battlefield earth. I'm sorry but anyways with the power of dianetics guiding him he signed on a C. has CEO of Neo Jio Patsy bought neo pets INC him. Co and used his market research team which was already at the door and company and helps to seriously grow neo pets into this huge money making company And Yeah another side about the scientology thing is literally. There are some employees in two thousand five after they left the company when they went on record saying yeah. We were super uncomfortable with how often he was referencing. Rinsing Scientology in some employees said they saw like some actual like celebrity scientologists occasionally get towards the office. Oh Yeah Yeah. 'cause like especially when new was tight I guess like I don't know Tom Cruise. Maybe Little Surrey Neo Pets Travolta checking out. Oh Yeah
November 2019 Astrology Forecast: Last of Jupiter in Sag
"Right now into as we're recording this mercury is slowing down and getting ready to station retrograde but it's not quite there yet by the time I released this episode it'll probably be like right on the mercury integrate station it's happening on Halloween in Scorpio read yeah so that kind of opens the month in many ways it seems like right yeah one that's the it's one of the probably the most consistent thing about November is Mercury Retrograde until the twentieth and we'll be in Scorpio the entire month yeah and so you know other than the outer planets that is the most consistent thing about November it's all mercury and Scorpio all the time little bit retrograde little bit direct but in Scorpio the whole time yeah Ah I love that because then when a planet slows down and stations and just one sign you really get a much better feel for what that planet especially at enterprise like mercury is like all about one of the things I was doing a threat on twitter earlier this week was like talking about famous mercury and Scorpio place mints and some people throughout some pretty good ones I was curious if you guys have like a favorite mercury in Scorpio example that comes to mind see we'll see aware of so I believe you and Watson throughout Patrick Watson throughout Eminem and then we L. Yankovic whose parodies of Eminem were brilliant it was both mercury and Scorpio's I can contribute Alister Crowley who had Mercury and Jupiter both in the first second of Scorpio and so I think that I don't know his reputation in probably makes a lot of sense as far as mercury and Scorpio he was obviously obsessed with magic and mysteries and the Colt and also add as not everyone might know like eminem and like we don't Yankovic a a relentless troll right I was thinking about the episode I did on Evangeline Adams and one of the things where he had a falling out with her and he wrote this just like screed about horoscope writers that was like a very thinly veiled attack herb but yeah he also wrote a he wrote an essay on Arthur wait you in people may know weight from the writer Waite Smith Tarot he was one of the designers of that very popular Tarot deck and he called that essay dead eight okay about his uselessness but yet earlier one that you mentioned eminem was my favorite one and obviously the is a lot more going on there because he's like a libra with Sunan Libro with mercury and Scorpio and he has Saturn in Gemini and he was going through sort of Saturn return during the eight of his popularity in the early two thousands so obviously there's a lot more going on there but it's just funny thinking back especially a lot of his earlier music and how Oh so was the word like acerbic was in many ways as part of the reputation in the way that he expressed himself despite being a libra but having that mercury in Scorpion Lavi I think I think all three of our examples are Sunan Lebron okay what about you Kelly on the first came to mind when you mentioned that was at previous Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard who was incredibly shop intent agent woman and she's very famous for a speech about misogyny which he gave in parliament of attacking the opposite party and and some of their views I guess and I think she actually gave that speech when Satan in Scorpio was on her mercury in Scorpio so that's a really interesting one just speaking up from her perspective about how women were being traded according to the issues of the day and I think that's actually on youtube if anybody who's in trysted to to check it out but she's the first one she's also a son in libra actually was just having a quick check of that yes so there's that makes if you like and the other one enough is a poet Raynham Maria Rilke who I love his writing and unquote some of his poetry when I'm talking about Mercury and Scorpio about the truth telling but the depth there's a quart of he's that says something back you're not I'm just paraphrasing here but something like you're not dead yet it's not too late to dive into your depths and to find what's of hiding in there and mercury and his shot is like twenty nine school Pr Sorn that's interesting yeah the darkness of Rilke Yeah and he's actually Saj it's yet it's not just darkness it's like there's also you know the the juicy nes- certain of the hidden rivers of blood it's very passionate and very it's you know it's the depths of passion rate it's Jerry Elementary Wall artery but it's like you know yes throbbing lifeforce sort of water not not tepid water data I was thinking of that 'cause I previously on the Zodiac series I had used like ice as a mercury in Scorpio descriptors like an skewed but I was thinking about that earlier today that doesn't actually make as much sense because it's a Comorros ruled sign and Mars tends to be much more hot and much more fiery so it's more like hot water or water that's been rapidly brought to a boil and the funny imagery I thought of actually for Scorpio was a hot Tub Jacuzzi I'm great imagery for Scorpio we all know what happens in hot tubs I I so for for Scorpio for Scorpion water that that fixed but Marshall Water I usually use water which is flowing in a consistent direction such as in a fierce river or through a sewer system or it's it's always it's always moving always always moving but it's still fixed you know it's course where the river is headed and also blood like arteries right arteries veins that like always flowing fixed direction as a Scorpio lemonade ahead and stick with my Jacuzzi analogy and sewer analogy but I appreciate nonetheless the imagery well you know the I mean you know if you think about the rivers the blood within you it's important to have a sewer system right if your blood couldn't clean itself right then you'd be dead okay well I think it is important to keep your mind what you guys are talking about mercury assign ruled by Mas so there is shop nece or a directness or piecing quality two words and communication as mercury goes through Scorpio and as you said Austin it's Mercury Jio all the time this mom sometimes retrograde sometimes not but it is I mean if you've never read Real Kaz poetry this be a good month to Woah to try some of it but it's very piecing there's nothing that is left unexplored or unsaid no matter how shop would direct it might mm-hmm so there it is open with November first mercury is retrograde already conjuncture Venus Venus quickly changed does signs that same day and moves into cemeteries and the mercury basically spends the rest of the month in Scorpio before eventually stationing about three weeks later into November yeah well and it so it's worth noting here that mercury during this retrograde is really not strongly configured too much right it's ruler Mars is in libra for almost the entire time that Mercury's Retrograde Mars does move into Scorpio later in the month but just as the retrograde is leaving off and we literally Elbow Semel Tena Sleepy Mercury stationing direct as when Mars joins the pardon yeah and so and then Venus leaves of Venus Leaves Scorpio for Szeged areas a day after mercury turns
I just cut the cord, finally!
"Hiring isn't easy but there is one place you can go where hiring is simple in smart that place is ziprecruiter where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates candidates try it for free at Ziprecruiter. Dot Com Slash Tech Talk Ziprecruiter. The smartest way to hire consumer reports recently outlined wind what most of us already knew that the fees being charged by cable companies are one rate in the adds another on the final bill you know it's similar to many travel aval websites which advertise come on nightly roommate but then. Ding you later with hidden resort fees and taxes so when I wrote an article about it this week for USA Today Day I asked Jonathan Schwab as the senior policy counsel for consumer reports what we could do about those fees and he told me there was only one option cut the cord and the fees would go away. I have some words of advice as well. Check your cable bill right now because when I took a look doc my bill was a steady in reasonable one hundred eight dollars and ninety one cents monthly until this month when it jumped to da Da da a hundred hundred and fifty four dollars a whopping five hundred and fifty two dollar yearly increase frontier communications my Los Angeles provider jacked up the Combo Internet. TV Rate from seventy five to ninety stopped offering HBO for Free Which Ballooned Up to twenty dollars and threw in a nice broadcast TV of twelve bucks to watch local channels and taxes went up to really when I called frontier complain they pretty much refused to budge saying that I had a promo rate that no longer was valid so basically I two choices cancel service altogether and re sign up under my wife's name which would now oh get me to a promotional one hundred thirty dollars monthly for what we had or disconnect altogether so I picked up a fifty dollar. You're watching your Internet service rate from frontiers. La rival spectrum and I have a router arriving hopefully today fees spectrum itself is notorious for digging us with extras like the ten dollar self installation fee they are charging me to plug in a router and to call them confirm that I indeed have service. The alternative is fifty dollars to have a technician. Come to the house and do the work and for cable subscribers. It's good to know that they do that. Twelve dollar monthly broadcast as well and it's growing at thirteen dollars and fifty cents monthly later this month I signed up for the one year plan so hopefully I got fifty dollars a month for that one year. I'll also be adding youtube. TV The Cable Alternative Service to replace the cable channels this this is fifty dollars monthly which is pretty hefty but the wife will kill me if I can't get her news channels and PBS which is coming to YouTube td later this year so so in the end. I'm going to be paying one hundred dollars monthly instead of one hundred and eight dollars monthly which really isn't much of a savings at all but I'm not about to give frontier the satisfaction this faction of nearly six hundred dollars hard in dollars every year for no good reason read your cable bills everybody cutting the cord fans no. I could've skipped up YouTube TV or slaying or playstation Vue or who live TV and just bought an antenna the pickup local channels in really saved but if you're a fan of cable able channels like FX AMC HGTV CNN ESPN and on and on you got to pay the Piper with one of the cable TV alternative services I I could live without them and just watch regular Youtube Netflix Amazon and be the happiest guy in town but I live alone. What do you think listeners. Have you looked at your bill lately. Please tell me what you're finding out there because I'd love to hear from you. Look for me on twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham. You've been listening to talking tech. Please subscribe to the show wherever you listen to online audio and I'll I'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech hiring can be a slow process cafe tour. Coo Jio Dylan Moskowitz needed to hire a director of coffee for his organic coffee company but was having trouble finding qualified applicants so he switched to Ziprecruiter Ziprecruiter's technology analogy finds people with the right experience and invites them to apply to your job. Dylan posted his job on Ziprecruiter and was impressed by how quickly he had qualified candidates apply apply and in just a few days. He found his new director of coffee with results like that. It's no wonder four out of five employers who post on Ziprecruiter get a qualified right candidate within the first day see why Ziprecruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes trust Ziprecruiter for free at our web address ziprecruiter dot com slash tech talk that Ziprecruiter Dot Com Slash T. E. C. H. T. A. L. K. ziprecruiter dot com slash tech talk ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire.
Swarm AI for Event Outcome Prediction with Gregg Willcox
"I'm on the line with Greg Wilcox Greg is director of RND unanimous. Ai Gregg welcome to this week in machine learning and I- thanks for having me absolutely absolutely so before we started this call I went over to your Lincoln and saw that you did your Undergrad and end at Wash U. and Saint Louis which I'm in Saint Louis Recording this as we speak and waste here in Saint Louis Yeah so maybe tell also a little bit about your your background and kind of how you got started in a church yeah absolutely so I got started. I was doing my bachelors and Systems Engineering and Physics at Wash U and it was really enjoying it and I had the opportunity to do my master's there as well and I wanted to get into robotics. Robotics robotics always interests me. I had done some electrical engineering. My Dad's electrical engineer and I Scott Thinking started like doing doing some research into artificial intelligence result a lot of robotics researchers focused around machine learning and obviously artificial intelligence so through that process says I took a couple of machine learning courses got more interested and obviously started hearing about things like like deep learning an Alpha go and stuff like that AH obviously just super motivating results that I think a lot of students these days are noticing and taking note of and really motivating them to get started. Hey I research so I that same puth and got my masters in robotics from Wash U. and then yeah and then joined Janus. Tell tell us a little bit about what unanimous is up to. I'm looking at this paper that you wrote with CEO and founder of the company Louis Rosenberg on artificial official swarm intelligence what is that and what are you trying to do at the company yeah absolutely so most. Ai Companies Take the approach that we can use artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate human processes right to do things that are the easy or hard to do but that are fairly automated such as making predictions or learning about the world in making decisions as a result of that unanimous we treat humans a little differently right rather than rather than his data labor leaders. We think that humans are really really fundamentally very smart and have knowledge and wisdom about the world that aren't machine learning algorithms just don't have access to you and so by by thinking about humans in this way by thinking about them as really really really smart we can actually use them as data processors rather than data points so when you're as one example when you're you're on surfing Google Google tracking your clicks they're treating your behaviors as just a data point and trying to learn like market using zing machine learning algorithms to market to you based on your data points that you leave behind we do things very differently we connect people using Algorithms uh-huh and allow them to think together as a group. So what we've we've devised this score. May I l them. That's based off of Algorithms in nature that allows human groups to make more optimal forecasts decisions or privatizations and it's all really based on this idea in nature that organisms are better her collectively thinking than thinking alone and some examples of that our bees fish schools of fish flex birds all of these natural organisms uh-huh have developed systems that allow themselves to think together more accurately then individuals so be when trying to be calling when I'm trying to think about where we position our hive next year a single just can't make that decision if like they're just not intelligent enough they have a brain the size of a grain of rice and so they can't think of oh there are seventeen different locations and let's weigh those different factors including the height from the ground the the size of the high itself Etcetera Etcetera so the individuals are not smart enough to make this decision accurately and so what they do who is they they form this real time system they actually an immersion intelligence four at forms because the the group thinks together as a whole and the way they do do that is by communicating they form a swarm intelligence by almost debating answers in real time. I don't know if you're familiar with a waggled ONS. presidentially they are dancing to express their their conviction in a certain site yep so please do this in one way fish to another other way way but really what we see is that these real time systems of independent thinkers and decision makers the real time systems as the whole former smarter super intelligent a hive mind that is smarter than the individuals in the group and so we based our technology of that phenomenon called Swarm Intelligence and all we do is because humans hasn't evolved that method themselves of forming storms. We've created an artificial intelligence which is really connecting humans with an AI algorithm so that the humans can become a hive mind they they can group together and die of mine that is more accurate as a whole than any individual as a group or that group is just as if they were taking a vote. I don't think anyone would argue oh you you're kind of base premises that humans are smart and that they communicate and when they communicate they can make each other smarter or make better decisions things like that beyond that though the notion of kind of discounts of swarm in a is still we'll abstract like how can we make that more concrete sure so you can think of language as one form of swarming so you can think that when we're communicating everyone is thinking together as a group. Let's say where a group of five people trying to make a decision we would start talking and coming up with the best answer that's a form of swarming the problem is the loudest like it's basically a focus group debate the loudest person in the room exerts the most influence the the our biases come into play so age of necessity the background of a human determines how you judge that human and so realistically realistically. That's not an effective form of decision making the group's insights are not an aggregated and of good way so what we've done is we've designed a graphical interface and online interface in which all participants are anonymous and this interface is contains a puck and everyone has a magnet they can pull on a puck on the puck and so in an anonymous way and in a very democratic way where everyone's exerting influence in real time synchronous Louis we can reach optimal decisions collectively together so it's it's an anonymous democratic form of communication so we've we've got a decision that needs to be made Where should we build our hive? We've all got say there are half a dozen options and we've all got access to some magnets where we can pull this puck. It sounds like you're is canvas sophisticated voting scheme in some way chirp yeah you can consider it it's real time voting where the consensus being represented presented on the screen and so yeah it's yeah it's similar to that and so where does come into play so what we're really doing with a I is moderating discussion. The puck is sort of a representation of the consensus of the storm and so as that approach is a target the the swarm is choosing that as the puck approaches in answered the swarm is choosing that answer so were there. I really comes into play is moderating rating the strength of each user so as we as we noticed one users more convicted than another or really really has a strong belief in one of the answers they'll get more strength and more weight into the decision or forecast and so we we've designed a number of Ai Algorithms that using the graphical graphical interface sort of measure users conviction for example. If they're switching between multiple answers they're probably less convicted of less mm strength of belief than someone who is pulling for the same answer in the whole swarm someone. That's really entrenched and really really wants. One answer is more convicted than someone who is wishy washy so we have some algorithms that measure conviction in that way another one is that you really have to be close to the puck with your magnet. The closer your magnet the more force you have the problem is the puck moving and so you have to be really thinking in really putting effort into controlling your location of your magnet really trying to pull his heart as you can at all times and that dynamic system really we've like we've shown that it is very useful. In finding the conviction of user views that are more convicted will put more more effort mentally into trying to exert their will on the PUCK and so we're talking about moving this puck. Are we talking about like with a video jio game controller like slamming down on the down Arrow keys or just using your mouse or using your mouse so you're you're physically doing some action so this is kind of a real time voting thing where you've got how I'm trying to remember the name of the video game that I'm thinking about where you you have like multiple players in in like it has one of these track balls and you just ended up slamming this trackball hard. You can try to move whatever it is in your direction action like that's the picture that's that's forming for me. Yes it's it's I think rather than slamming attract bullets pretty calm and it's pretty fun users really enjoy so using the system I think yeah but I think it is like a very engaging experience. Where people really are like our feel a sense of emotion motion when the swarm is not going their way and they're really forced to think about the options at play and how they can reach an answer? That's good for them. Even if it's not their best answer until it's about not at this game of compromise a game is a good word for it. We're we're thinking about compromise and entrenchment all these human factors so it really at the end. If the day comes back to humans and emotions so you you mentioned compromise and previously you mentioned that the part part of the dynamic of this game or system is that the more convicted user gets more strength than and has more greater ability to influence the the outcome if the political climate is the is any indication you know strength of conviction isn't necessarily tied to judge men or willingness to compromise. How does that play out in this environment yeah so well strength of conviction is always correlated to accuracy in general we find that it is specifically when there's a when we're forecasting so if we're like trying to forecast the outcome of a sports game generally we find that the strength of someone's conviction is correlated to their accuracy accuracy people who don't know what they're talking about are more likely to switch than people who do know what they're talking about? while that in certain cases is not true as a as a general rule we find it to be the case and you mentioned sports. Maybe that's a good segue to talking about some use cases that will help help make this even more concrete. It sounds like you're doing some work in the sports arena absolutely yeah so every week we predict a number of sports the five main sports in the NHL NBA MLB NFL and EPL English Premier League League We've done some really really interesting research that shows that swarms are very very accurate forecasting sports and were predicting March madness this year and actually last year. Maybe a good point of conversation is that we went up against.
Online Dating by the Numbers
"Welcome to this single podcast podcast. I'm Laura Lane and I'm Angela spare. We were the CO writers of the book. This is why you're single every highlight a different dating topic this week's episode is online dating by the dumbers emmers. Yes also on the line talking about what's new in dating news. A writer gets creative trolling scammers on tinder and a man hacks tinder then we're diving into the mailbox to answer your listener questions including a listener who is tired of having weird encounters on dating apps and another who wants the guy she seeing to delete his APPS APPS but first we want to welcome this week's guest she is a comedic actress and the Creator playwright of the off Broadway show date me in okay cupid experiment. Please welcome Robin Lind Norris Hi everyone thanks so much for having me. Thank you for coming on the show so we had scheduled robin to be on the show when she was in New York and then I got sick as I've talked about many times on the show so this is our first time we've ever had a guest do this remotely Robin is in. La and we are in New York. We've had a rule that I guess have to be in the studio but I cancelled on Robin last minute when I went to the hospital and now we're so excited to have her back because angelides at a little title. BFF Date Ni- and saw the show and we loved it. We had so much fun. Oh my God we had so much fun and you know. I don't know you know you never know what you're going to get with. The show we walked out of there and we were like that was amazing. I wish we had written it so the biggest compliment thank you yes your show is based on an experiment you did where you create in multiple fake profiles of quote Unquote dateable people and then interacted with it's the real people on Okay cupid through these profiles. Tell us a little bit about that. What sparked that idea and did you know at the time you'd be using it for comedy comedy material later okay so it's a slightly different what's in the current show than what actually happened in real life so I'll give you the real life story because I think it's pretty interesting? The whole thing was a total accident I had just moved to. La from Chicago and I absolutely absolutely love L. A. Now it was very lonely when I first moved there and I had gone through a number of awful dating experiences where I had pretty much just was flatlined given up. That was the state I was in and my friend. Lori called me on the phone one day and just said hey are you on okay cupid. I made a profile sal. Would you check out my profile see if I wrote anything weird and this is actually pretenders to a little bit of history like this show came about in Los Angeles than we were in Chicago and now we're in New York so in. La this was pretender and I was very much of the I'm old fashioned. I'M GONNA meet my soulmate in person kind of the state of mind so I was like no. I'm not on okay cupid but I was like I'll help her out so you have to have a profile to look at other people's profiles so I was like fine fine. I'll take five minutes and fill out a crazy cat lady. It was just the first stereotypical thing that came to my mind of course anyone who's yeah exactly so for for anyone who's on okay cupid the reason I like that dating APP is you get to write a little mini bio and you can kind of present yourself however you want you know and and I think psychologically so fascinating at once. I got into the experiment to read what people were doing now. This is my first time so I just answered the questions in all caps you know like like on purpose. I love kitties. If you don't love Kitties then you won't love me Beep Boop beep up like I was making robot sound on a typical Friday night. I'm playing with my kids of course like so stupid right and I like and men doubt it yeah exactly I forgot about it. Then went to check out lorries profile went to dinner with her and a couple of girlfriends two days later and hundreds of messages hundreds hundreds of the typical you see some of this in the show like the typical sexual innuendoes because Katie you know right and then an but then guys talking in all meows but in grammatical paragraphs which so good so hard I was dying and then I started to get reflective because I was like cold on this crazy cat lady is more popular online than I am in real life so what's wrong with me and that's where the idea came came from the original show was called UN dateable and I took it to my friend Bob Ladwig. We were working on some stuff and I was like hey this thing happened. What if we did an experiment and we just created and what we think are unbeatable or wacky personalities and put them across the country and track the result and see what happens so I knew it was funny any I didn't know it would turn into the show that it turned into and that I would also go on this like heartfelt journey because I also got really worried about these people and we we can talk more about this later but it definitely wasn't a hey? Let's just make fun of these idiots wake because you're talking to real humans and who you really don't WanNa make fun of them or hurt their feelings and they might you know of course there's some guys that might have been jerks and being like hey put some joke but you know some of them might have a real connection Russian right yeah exactly. Everybody's looking for something right so it's like I think you know I'm very overly sensitive Tiv- empathetic person so bob and I did set up rules early on like we were like we're not going to interact with people unless they find characters funny and reach out to us. I we're not going to you you know meet anybody in person or if I felt like people were actually literally into me or my characters I was getting. I'd yeah in a nice way. I tried. I think nice like I'd be like Oh. You're so nice. I just started seeing someone but this is before I even knew what ghosting was but I could never ghost anyone because because I had it happened to me and I was so obsessed so we had thirty eight characters I spiralled. I was like I have to get back to everyone. That's a lot of characters to keep track of feelings a lot of feelings exactly as someone who online dated and use okay keep it a lot I am totally not surprised that that you had men rolling into the craziest profile. DM's because like there's a lot of wackos out there Did you learn anything that surprise you well. Yeah I learned one kind of what you said like. It really is reflective real live so there is a lot of sexual innuendos. UN does and people being kind of gross and stuff for the most part with this though I think because our characters were so specific and unique people were super into it so so I didn't actually get a lot of haters where I think normally you do get that lake. Why don't you write me back? Bitch kind of thing like I most people were like this is the funniest thing I've ever seen and they were really playing along and that surprised me more than I thought it would and then as I did research because I did a lot of research search we were developing the show I found out that the more specific you are in your profile better chance you have of finding a match so when you water it down and you just say like I love to laugh ah you try to you know I love to travel. It's everybody's saying the same thing and you saw that part in the show where we categorize people into online on dating species because I found all these patterns of people like everyone thinks they're being original and they say the same thing as everybody else set always drew my crazy yeah yeah yeah I think even with ours show this is what you're single. When we're doing our sketch we would have the most specific jokes and then we would find out that people are like Oh my God I relate so much to this whatever specific thing I can't think of a example right now but the point is is that even the most specific things when it comes to dating are universal like that's I think what you what you realize but yes as far as the lack of originality in profiles you touched on something that I loved in the show which was on okay cupid they the things that you can't live without people think they are being so funny when they're like food water air and then everybody else is up at one hundred percent right in fact? We actually burn that suggestion because you know I did the show in Chicago for three years so done that a lot of times and it's like the I would say one out of ten people say that and you're like they. I know they did it online because I saw it and then when we sorry I'm people who are listening. Don't realize we have some Improv in the show and we interview people based on some of these questions so when we asked their six things a Lotta Times they go water air and you were like we have to be like that's really great. You get that all the time. Let's get a little more specific ray. You also notice the very odd trend of people referencing the Zombie Apocalypse Lot which I notice as well. Oh my God. I'm glad you noticed that too. yeah I call them. In the species I call them the walking dread because they can't resist talking about about the Zombie Apocalypse and end the end of days and they've got their kids and like it's interesting yeah in the show you imply hi that you met your husband via. One of these fake profiles is that true. Is that how you met well then that's a great question or is that little your creatives gives creative stretch. It's a little of a creative stretch. I will say it was a good one almost nine. Thank you ninety five percent of the show. I was so adamant I was like I wanted to be a hundred represent true. Maybe you know people are like okay for storytelling purposes yet so I in the show. Yes I meet a character that ends up being my husband has been that didn't I didn't meet him online. The character is based on him. You know he's called Math Club historian eighty two and that's like a joke that you know my husband's also a comedian and and so it's based off of him and his spirit but I did meet him at the tail end of this experiment so it was kind of a weird your thing where I was completely shut down not open to online dating went down this whole journey were then I was like everyone so human and I actually did start to feel Jio for all these people as human beings and then I met my husband in real life right once I feel like I did the
Antonio Brown Facing Discipline From Raiders
"Huge n._f._l. News out of oakland according to adam schefter the raiders are planning to suspend antonio jio brown who reportedly had an altercation for general manager mike mayock yesterday after brown posted and complained about mailbox letter informing the receiver. He was being fined for missing practice practice according to the n._f._l. Network in rappaport brown said he would punch maniac in the face punted the ball and shouted finally for that repertoire also reported that a suspension could cost thirty million dollars in guaranteed money. I've been saying throughout the off season. I don't think a b wants to play football anymore and he's been doing a bunch of things in succession to keep screaming. I really don't wanna play football ball but that's my narrative has been my narrative. What do you all think and marceau's start us off. What do you think this latest incident says says about antonio brown i i've been in the process if you've been watching me sit at this table starting to micro into fan man you've been defending the he's a little light into pockets right now maybe to the tune of thirty million dollars because of his temper tantrum through and i'm going to be a little light in the pocket because i'm returning to retainer his defense attorney for eight months. This guy is full of himself and ask something we throw around a lot but we don't see it a lot like to this dose to this level when you are trying to play the ultimate team sport sport as an individual and i've been on some teams with devious some hall of famer to that did it their way but i've not seen it done this way and ever turns into success for not only the team but even the player like to derail yourself. This far off offer would is central to what the team needs in terms of your performance and your personality is really defeating so sorry antonio brown but a new evidence gives me new information which gives me a new outlook towards what he's trying to do it right now. I think he's a man lost. He's not living in reality. Dashes period the crazy thing though when you look at the letter mike sincerely mike may up. He was trying to let him know. I wanna be friendly you. You've got to understand when you do what he did the cryotherapy you can't practice the helmet fiasco. Oh we got that situated. Oh now it's another now the problem with the helmet when they came out and said either you all in or you all out that he should have known right dan in their day not plan with me no more and so for you you okay you post. I don't know exactly what happened today. They may i say something to him about posting it on his instagram or did he say. I don't know how that happened but you gotta understand they not playing with. You know no more living reality understand. This could be all white. This thirty million dollars. You got is all gonna you got. You're gonna regret this five years food. Look at the guys before you look at you. They put him out. The league probably could have played a couple more years. I play which i believe was more talented antonio brown he only played eleven years because ant learned from the people that came before you. He's not living in reality and it's going to bite him in a buddy. He's going to regret at four to five years from now. I'm gonna take a tablet of a different approach to this and the different for an angle. I think mike and jon gruden have to do something that may or may not have happened in pittsburgh. I think they have to take a step back and see antonio brown as a human.
Startup Blinker Tries to Take the Pain Out of Used Car Sales
"<music> uh from wondering i'm david brown and this is business wars daily on this monday august nineteenth come on is facing in life. There are some necessary transactions we know come with some pain. Filing taxes renewing a driver's license and of course selling or buying a used car. Hey look. I'm a car buff. I love him but even i don't like the hassle of haggling with buyers are wondering whether some stranger is good for the money and as a buyer don't even get me started on the process of financing used car dealership good heavens entrepreneurs no the used car marketplace's full tag and that pain translates into a lot of opportunities for high tech problem solving former denver car dealer rod buscher has been trying trying to simplify used car purchases since twenty thirteen when he launched blinker on his blinker app you can sell buy and finance a used car facilitated acilitator by artificial intelligence. It works like this say you want to sell your ford escape and buy something more eco-friendly well. I you take a picture the back of your car and upload it to the blinker. App up pops all kinds of info about your car. It's make its model. It's features like leather interior or satellite radio jio. It's accident history and an estimated value. You like the value so you listed for free blinker then shares that listing widely early but you don't like the idea of meeting strangers to show off the car the way you do with craigslist will blinker deals with that scary problem by verifying buyer's driver's licenses all conversations between buyer and seller happened on the app so you never have to share your phone number or email so you find a buyer but you still have a loan on the car well now what blinker pays off the loan and electronically transfers the prophet to you. If the buyer needs financing she can get get it through blinker which acts like a bank in fact. That's the way blinker really makes its money. It doesn't take a cut of the sale today. Blinker is tiny with estimated sales last year of about a million and a half dollars earlier this year at laid off close to half of its fifty person staff butcher says it was trimming down in anticipation of capital raise. The company raised ten million dollars late last month and plans to expand nationally but right now you can only use blinker in colorado texas california. Ah -fornia and florida lest you think this sounds too good to be true. Well there is one big caveat. Blinker is one of many companies trying to capitalize on the obvious that the used car marketplaces so flawed that there has got to be a better way at least a dozen app vendors wants your your business some with names of five year old car would love broom tread shift and instant motor another to not at used car divas reputations notably the apps apps truecar and fair blinker has a long way to go to beat one of its best known rivals carmax carmax. Let you search some fifty thousand vehicles vehicles for sale in contrast to hundreds on blinker of course when you're selling you may be better off as a big fish in a small pond right well. Carmax sends sends alerts when the price drops on the car. You're lusting for but unlike blinker. You can't actually complete the entire transaction on the app. Little tiny blinker had about six thousand downloads in the last month according to crunch base but given its focus on convenience and it's new funding it could soon become a real player in the national used car marketplace and perhaps help transform a dreaded experience into something kind of thought from wondering this is business war standing. Have you used an app to buy or sell far which one tweet us at business really wanna know. Thanks so much for talking back with this and for listening every day. I'm david brown. We'll be back with you tomorrow <music>.
San Diego Comic-Con 2019: What's Happened So Far
"And writer. Why trembling so we are here again? We have experienced Thursday this the first day of this edition of Comecon it started out kind of slow do say so myself yeah. This is a strangely empty. Day was only one major studio Jio handle maybe to include H._B._O.. But it's Duffy the quieter Thursdays who seem quite some time yeah I know you rushed over to haul age to cover the terminator dark fate panel in you. Send us a photo of like the Rome from half empty filled up towards the end as people serve realizing they can get in but with ten minutes ago they were literally thousands of seats less than how each and I was on the show floor earlier today to record video and boy was that place busy so all the people that weren't in hall age for on the show floor <hes>. Let's talk about Terminator. I know they release something online right from that. Yeah they released a brief each threat they also showed during the panel panel also gut which seemed to be an extended trailer zooming longer version of will be online. You know soon enough. What was that plus a panel with the cast in director to Miller Arnold Schwarzenegger limbs were they are so then he felt like an event even if the room wasn't as packed act as usual yet we learnt big news <hes> one of the original cast members returning yet his as interestingly James Cameron wasn't there came into do a livestream we have to set or to the Edward Furlong on we'll be back as John Connor at quartz by John Connor Interior to in return for new sequels <hes> but he's nowhere to be seen in the footage so these symptoms role is unknown of this time tech is not in the footage suggests babies a brief brief appearance Republican? You and James Cameron Nas in a strange rate to come off hand mentioned. He's go yeah. Edward Furlong is back yet ended I from what I heard from inside sources that he might not be reprising his role as John Connor. I don't know what the wait and see that one. I'm wondering if digital recreation Edward Furlong honestly yes Edward Furlong. Isn't this movie the other thing is. I don't think if they're not the show him in the trailers. I don't think anybody's going to recognize him. Have you seen him lately. I have not he does not look anything like images of him. After this announcement did not like he doesn't look rate. He doesn't look camera. You I will say yeah now. That's for sure okay so the footage. You guys did say what you think. What did you say after being really really underwhelmed by the first <unk> online account win this panel expecting the worst end? What we saw looked pretty? We do <unk> yeah. I was surprised too. I think the first trailers try to hold back a little bit too much what the Terminator Nece of it all but here in this footage that we finally hear Linda Hamilton as their connor say I'll how did that and that was the thing that shares that will the thing that was like oh it grabbed. My attention was important that we talk about from this footage thing that people don't believe what I tell them is the or Schwarzenegger's new Terminator Peter's named Carl that is funny. Is that something we didn't know before he's playing a whole new character character whole determiner named Carl and the food we saw opens with extended version of seeing the trailer. It should be mentioned that you have a dog very strange began with a Mexico car chase the desert's Mexico where candidate for security grace is defending <hes> to to be hunted by Terminator <unk> Gable Luna as give Lewis driving at semi-truck and they're like pick up as big fight scene as a bowl cars crashing and Sarah Connor Arriving Saves Day with machine-gun rocket launcher casually blowing orange and say I'll be back grabbing a shotgun off of it was a cool crowd pleasing thing very big very slick looking to mellow the director who deductible
HBO's new comedy Los Espookys is a toast to the weirdos
"Soukous is a new comedy series on H._B._O.. Jio It is interesting intriguingly enough a Spanish speaking I there is some English subtitled English but it's it's primarily Spanish speaking and it's about a fictionalized Latin American country as far as I can tell because it's kind kind of Mexico but it's not the flag certainly not Mexico and it it is a group of four outcasts that love horror and they've found an and horror movies and especially the making of or movies and they find the way hey to monetize this by using horror to solve people's problems and give them interesting experiences <hes> for example if you want what's a good example aw you're a mayor of a town and you're tourism's down you can hire these people to stage a sea monster attack. The first episode is an exorcism yeah like the Catholic church is <hes> is is running out of parishioners so let's let's have a realistic <hes> extra actresses. We've seen four. I think all all of us have seen desires tonight. Yes and it's only going to be six episodes for the first season
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