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"james park" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:52 min | 6 months ago

"james park" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Then her husband tried to get on the lake. And right here in North Carolina, Talk about hypocrisy. You know, my favorite lake is what called? What leg slaves? Yes, Like Jimmy. I call it like Jimmy. Because the elite of late James called like Jimmy and honor of James Be Duke. Will the state poor come like Jimmy has a beautiful beach. They have not allowed people to come on the beautiful beach. Only the rich people like myself are allowed to go on the lake, but middle class and poor people cannot use the state Park Beach. At Lake James Park. Because our governor doesn't want the poor people the middle class to joy the beach like the wealthy people like myself get to do. Science. It's It's ridiculous. And it's amazing that the parks and recreation people do not allow the people who can't afford the lake or go to the beaches to joy. The state Park Beach right here, like James It's outrageous. This's and yet Nancy Pelosi gets her here. What do you call it? Blowout? I'm letting you off the hook. Nancy Pelosi got a blowout. Come on, man. We don't come on, man. We don't mean her tire way When we come back, we're gonna reconnect with Brett Jensen. Because we've got to get Jensen's view on this phase two points Jensen done make nearly the money I make. And so I could go on like Jimmy, but he can't go in the state park and swim.

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"james park" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:36 min | 10 months ago

"james park" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The people who say how could you put a value on life I say how could you not to dampen it many the story of how the U. S. government slapped a dollar value on our lives and I'm guy rise today and how I built this we meet a man who imagined a better way for people to keep track of their fitness goals it wasn't a product meant for super athletic people is really meant to how normal people become more active become healthier James park invented the Fitbit personal tracker which allows users to chart their steps and even compare progress with others today against an uncertain economic backdrop James park hopes Fitbit can grow into a larger role as a health and wellness service it's an hour of economics and innovation on planet money and how I built this from NPR live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jeanine Herbst restaurants parks and stores will reopen tomorrow across much of Florida as NPR's Joel rose reports it's one of several states that are moving to restart their economies this week Florida governor Ron de Santis says his state can bring its economy back to life while also keeping people safe from the coronavirus tomorrow's just just one step it's certainly not the Florida that we had in February but I think that we obviously want to get out get to where were were back in the saddle doing a lot of great things the first phase of Florida's plan allows restaurants and retail stores to reopen but only at twenty five percent capacity South Florida which is in the biggest outbreak in the state is still under a stay at home order public health experts there worry it is still too soon to relax social distancing measures and that a resurgence of the corona virus is possible Joel rose NPR news as a high gets ready to open some retail businesses in the coming weeks governor Mike DeWine is walking back in order that all customers have to wear face masks to enter business after we put out the the order that everyone in retail who walk into a store as a customer would have to do that it became clear to me that that was just a bridge too far people worse we're not going to accept the government telling them what to do and so we put out you know dozens and dozens of orders that was one that it just went too far the one tells ABC's this week retail employees however will still have to wear masks the Republican governor said reopening Ohio is a balancing act between bringing the economy back while protecting people and he added he will be prepared to take action should the situation worsen again New York is.

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"james park" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

05:15 min | 11 months ago

"james park" Discussed on How I Built This

"Brand and what we did to continue onwards for a very very long time and we just had to figure out the best way to do it whether it was as an independent company or or within the larger company. That was really what was most important. I imagine that there are some details. You can't talk about for a for obvious reasons but as of this recording. We're we're talking. In in mid-april there is a hold on the Google acquisition. The Department of Justice is doing an investigation because there are some interest groups who have said. Hey you know. We don't think Google accessed to all this data that fit good fitbit. Twenty million users is credible trove of health data. Is that causing you stress right now that that there is this this Justice Department hold up on the acquisition. No it's and it's because You know sometimes oppressed thus like to sensationalize things but the process that we're undergoing right now With the Department of Justice and also with the EU and some other countries around the world is pretty normal for acquisitions of the size. In fact it's required a really. You know the whole reviews about the anti competitive element and especially around the wearable market share. So that's just something that we have to convinced. Regulators at this doesn't reduce competition in the marketplace. As far as you know the situation now with the the lockdowns and and the pandemic does not have any impact on Google's interest or commitment to making this happen no I think everyone's thinking towards the long-term fingers crossed that we do find ourselves through this cove nineteen situation and that there is life beyond that maybe it comes back slowly but you know I think everyone is thinking what does this whole category look like in time span of years out and I think what one of the things that nineteen shown that especially if you look at healthcare. This idea of remote healthcare remote monitoring people people healthy outside a hospital. Setting is actually really important super. It's it's going to totally change mets. I've had I've had a video call with my doctor just for question you know. It's actually super convenient. Exactly an if during these telemedicine visits if they have a snapshot in Summary of what you've been up to and what your health has been outside of that. Visit almost be predictive. In that way I mean I think that's that can be really groundbreaking in terms of the way. That's being in the way medicine gets practiced and this whole time period is merely accelerating transition when you think about all of the the things that that you have done professionally and and your successes and you made a lot of money. I mean you're extremely wealthy and wealthier than your parents could have ever imagined you would be or they would be. They took a huge risk to come to the US. And all these little mom and pop stores How how much of that do you think is because of your intelligence and Skill? And how much do you try to look? Yeah that's always a tricky tricky question to answer. I think very fortunate to have grown up with my parents Just having seen them persevere through life you get the realization that nothing really comes easy that it it does take a lot of you know just grinding away at things that at the time seem seem kind of unpleasant so I think those are good traits in very fortunate to to have parents like that who sacrificed a lot to put me in some great schools over time even though they they started from some humble beginning so but also have learned a lot of ways. Gotten some lucky breaks where things could have gone the wrong way very very quickly you know ultimately attributed to a little bit of a little bit of all. I think it's not fair to say that everything is luck because then I think you start to discount the actual actions that you can take on your own to affect the future and that's really important James Park Co founder of Fitbit. And here's a number for you. Thirty four million six hundred and forty two thousand seven hundred and seventy two. That is how many steps James has tracked since he I put on that. Balsa wood fit prototype at least as of this recording. It's about fifteen thousand four hundred thirty miles or twenty four thousand eight hundred and thirty two kilometers and thanks so much for listening to this show this week. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You can also write to us at H. I. B. t. At NPR DOT Org. And if you want to send a tweet it's at how I built this or at Cairo's this episode was produced by James Dill UC with music composed by routine Arab. Louis thanks also to Sarah. Sarasin Candice Limb. Julia Carney Neva grant. Casey Herman Jeff Rodgers at Cairo's and you've been listening to how I built this this is NPR..

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"james park" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

05:00 min | 11 months ago

"james park" Discussed on How I Built This

"So and the quote was this was the greatest missed opportunity. I know you've you've made a pivot since then but was that a fair assessment at the time. Two thousand seventeen that you were just too focused on telling people what they've accomplished rather than telling them what they need to do. Yeah I think there are ultimately ten a two big things that were driving the headwinds and business first of all. I think we were really behind in launching competitive smartwatch time like people were tragic to tap. Yeah it was clear that the industry consumers were moving to that category. And we're seeing that inner sale so in a in a very short period of time her tracker business fell by eight hundred million dollars in revenue in at the time at her peak. We're doing about two point one billion in revenue so we had hundred million dollar hole and we finally launcher smartwatch but it was only sufficient to fill that hole very barely. You know we. We hadn't we hadn't transformed software into giving people guidance and advice and it also ties to our failure at the time too quickly. Diversifier revenue stream beyond just hardware to services is like a subscription exactly. Yeah we were so focused on growing Harvard business. Because that was what was bringing in the money that was retailers. Wanted et CETERA. And one of the mistakes I made not setting enough time in the focus to building the subscription part of the business that actually answered those pivotal questions for for our users as many many companies find themselves in a successful companies that have a successful legacy practices crazy titan. But a a legacy proud for your company which is only ten years old Or twelve years old. But but you know the you could argue that the fitbit product is your legacy product right and that as as any company with legacy product realizes they gotta make a pivot like for American Express. Traveler's checks one hundred years right. You know that's how they made her money And they had to pivot into other things. Travel Services of credit cards so on It sounds like in twenty nineteen. You really made a pivot into thinking about fitbit. Not as a hardware company. That makes like a tracker watcher device. Right smartwatch but accompany that really is about healthcare and is designed to kind of pivot into more into healthcare data and analysis. Is that fair? Is that right. Yeah I think that's that's fair. I think we we stopped thinking of resells. Its device company and and more of US. A behavior change company because that's effectively. What people were buying our products and services to do right was the change their behavior in a really positive way. And not only you know. Individual people but companies as well companies. Who IN THE? Us especially beer. The direct costs of the health care of of their employees so we started thinking about ourselves as behavior change company and figuring out water the products and services. That that really deliver that both to two and two businesses so we get to the end of last year. Were Google announces that they were going to buy fit two point. One billion dollars We should mention that at the time. This recording hasn't closed yet To me it makes perfect. Sense of. I'm you or Eric I would have done it. I would have said two point one billion dollars. That's a very that's great. That's a great outcome. Because now with Google we've got access to their their dollars and the research labs and all the you know the people who work there and the analytics and our ability to really go to the next level Why did it make sense for free from your perspective to to sell to Google? Yeah that's a very complicated and kind of emotionally fraught question but Last year our board met and it was pretty clear to everybody that we had a lot of challenges in the business. We weren't profitable. There was a lot of competition out there from the likes of apple from Samsung some emerging Chinese competitors. But there was a lot of just great things going on in the company like. I was so excited about our product. Roadmap about something you know things. That were in our pipeline. All the advanced research that we're doing around health sensors like I would look at our product roadmap everyday and just come away super excited about that and also be confronted with a lot of the business challenges as well and for me most importantly It was about legacy and I wanted.

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"james park" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

08:34 min | 11 months ago

"james park" Discussed on How I Built This

"Genesis of Fitbit so the technology from the pedometer have been around forever right Was that your sort of where your head was was going thinking. Okay maybe we just create like an electronic pedometer but he I think even electronic pedometers were around in two thousand seven right. Yeah pedometers were definitely around back then actually had been around for probably a hundred years. One of the things though is that the weren't something that people would want to use or to where they were very big. They're pretty ugly they look like medical devices. let us senior citizens use them. Yeah the aspirational right device. So it wasn't something that people were excited to us. And so I think that's why that whole category of device just never really had any innovation and there are also much higher end devices you could buy much fancier running watches. Gps watches et CETERA. Those are really expensive for people. There are three hundred four hundred dollars at the time. So you you had this idea And that means you have to raise money And this is the third time now that you've had to do that for business. And I think I read that you raised four hundred thousand dollars to launch this and I don't I mean I don't know lot about hardware but that doesn't seem like it was going to take you very far in in building physical product as we quickly found out yes we had grossly underestimated the cost of taking this to market in what. What did that initial amount of money? How far did they get you into? Actually conceiving of what this product was going to be got us to prototype right some rudimentary software. Get some industrial design concepts done and some mom. And what are the prototype. Look like was it. Does it look fit? It looked absolutely nothing like so there. There are two things there was actual somewhat working prototype and then there is an industrial design model. Which is the piece of plastic plastic and metal that right that was supposed to look like the ultimate product and so that actually looked really really nice but it didn't work just totally nonfunctional and we'd always have to tell people before this. This doesn't work. They get all excited looking at the mall. No no no doesn't work the thing that actually look like something that came out of a garage literally what it look like. It was rectangular circuit board a little bit smaller than your. Okay knit hat. A motion sensor it had a radio it had microcontroller which was the brains of the product gap hand it had a rudimentary case which was also with box. While so you would take to investors a circuit board in a Balsa Wood box as your prototype and that was the prototype and actually. That was what we had when we first announced the company. That was the prototype that was actually being used at the announcement. Wow how did you even get it to that point like because you guys are both software engineers? How did you develop a physical product? That even even a SA- crude prototype could track movement. Did you have other people help you do that? You know that was her. Big Task was the fine. The people who could help us so I knew the founder of a really great industrial design firm in San Francisco called new deal design. Ms Names Guardian and then on the algorithm side because it was gonNA take a lot of sophisticated algorithms to translate this motion data to actual data that users would be able to understand. I ended up asking my best friend from college had because he was in Grad School at Harvard at the time and he said wait. I think I might know somebody. And it ended up. Being his teaching fellow. His name was Shelton and we talked and was like wow. This guy's super smart. We need to get them working algorithms so he he ended up working on the side while doing his PhD helping us out with a lot of the software. So I mean you leave. Seen it in two thousand seven and you've got four thousand. Come up with a prototype that that quickly run out of that. So it's two thousand eight near trying to raise money. And how much? How much is you raise? I think her first round was about two million dollars which was not going to take you that far. If you wanted to develop a physical product that was super sophisticated a piece of hardware. We thought we could do it. we thought we knew a little bit more about the hardware business be put together another business plan budget. It was it was actually pretty challenging time to raise money as well because the financial crisis yeah exactly. It was the fall of two thousand eighteen when we're trying to raise raise money. Yeah and you know one of the I guess the good and bad things about the good thing about. Vc's they're incredibly healthy people there superfit but it also made it difficult for a lot of them to understand the value of the product. Because what we're trying to do was it wasn't a product meant for super athletic. People really meant to help normal people become more active become healthier etc and it was hard for a lot of them to grasp why that was valuable. They'd ask well did it do x. Did it do y? And Z. And we'd say no. It doesn't do any of that. And so it's very difficult for a lot of the superfit. Bbc's understand the value of the product even though a lot of them claim they don't try to put their own bias on these products. It's naturally human too and did you know right away that this was going to be. I mean now fitbit's our watches mainly right there risk on your wrist but at that time you were thinking that this was just going to be something you would clip to your your clothing. Yeah something to clip to your clothing for men and then what we found out talking to a lot of women was at a wanted to. Tuck it away somewhere hidden. Didn't want people see it and we said okay. Where would you want to put it and said well? A lot of our pants don't have pockets. Who can't be in our pocket and so the preferred place was actually on their bra right. So lot of the physical design that we had to think about in the early days was how to come up with a product that would be very slim slender and clipped people's Braun hidden in hidden and clipped the bras pretty easily and by the way. How did you come up with the name fifth it? That was a you know. It's never easy to name a company in it's even more challenging just because of domain names. Right that's something. That's typically the limiting factor yen in naming a company. And so we would spend hours and hours and days just going through different permutations of names some and some awful ones as well like at some point we got onto a fruit theme so we were thinking like fit. Berry Berry fit or fit Kato or just some just really awful names and when you cut fit Kado yes. History might have turned out a lot lot differently for sure So I was just taking a nap in my office one afternoon. I think actually napping on the rock is also tired and I woke up and it just hit me was was fit bit and the next challenge was actually the domain name. The domain name was not available and it was owned by this guy in Russia. Not On my God. How are we gonna get this domain name? We'll just we'll just emailed a guy and see what happens and he said well. How much are you willing to offer? I said Oh God I don't know about like a thousand bucks. He's like roof. How about ten thousand. My said Oh I don't know that sounds like a lot about two thousand and he's like Oh okay two thousand deal. I think I was literally like two or three meals that we sent back and forth and this negotiation. Probably the best two thousand dollars you ever spent in your life except for the hundred you spent on the press release a couple years earlier definitely a definitely return. You probably spent many millions of dollars on other things in your life that were not as good a deal as two thousand dollars yeah. It's tens of thousands on naming consultants and focus groups ensure trademark searches. And all of that. So it's it's kind of funny. Hey as they say. Small companies small problems big company. Big problems exactly. So where do you begin? I mean you gotTa make it your factory. You gotta find designers.

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"james park" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

08:55 min | 11 months ago

"james park" Discussed on How I Built This

"On the show today out the Nintendo. We inspired James Park to build a device in the company that would have a huge and lasting influence on the health and fitness industry. Fitbit so it's taken me a few weeks to get motivated about exercise. This whole pandemic thing just had me in a state of anxiety in messed with my routine but I was inspired to jump back into it about two weeks ago after watching my eleven year. Old Proudly Announces Daily Step. Count recorded on his fitbit now. Fitness isn't all that important to him. He's eleven but the gamification fitness the idea that it could be fun to hit five thousand or ten thousand steps a day. That's what matters. This is the stroke of insight. James Park had soon after he stood in line the best buy in San Francisco to buy the brand new video game system called Nintendo. We and you hear James. Explain the story a bit later but what he realized by playing the we is that you could actually change human behavior around exercise if you turn it into a game and thing is up until James Park and his co founder. Eric Friedman founded fitbit in two thousand seven. There really weren't any digital fitness trackers. That were designed that way. It took a few years for James and Eric to gain traction but by two thousand ten two thousand eleven fit took off at one point. There fitness devices accounted for nearly seventy percent of the market and by Twenty fifteen the company was valued at more than ten billion dollars but that same year the Apple Watch was released and fitbit and its market share got hammered. When I spoke to James Park a few days ago he was in San Francisco. Living in an AIRBNB. I'm in a temporary AIRBNB because my The place that I typically live in has been flooded out by malfunctioning washing machine. I woke up at one. Am in the middle of this whole thing flooded washing machine. What like you woke up in the middle of the night and there was water. Mazing timing yeah I woke up at one. Am and I just woke up to the sound of water gushing everywhere Coming through the ceiling It was a massive flood. Okay so on top of sheltering in place and running his company remotely James had to move out of his apartment in the middle of the night and then set up the microphone gear. We sent him for this interview. He started to tell us about his parents who emigrated from Korea. When James was four back in Korea his dad had been an electrical engineer and his mom was a nurse but as with many immigrants. They're hard time getting those same jobs in the US so instead his parents became small business owners. The the first conscious memory I have is. My parents actually owned a wig shop in downtown Cleveland. They into that it was just. It was just a way to kind of living. I think way to earn a living and you know the typical immigrant story. Is You have friends. Who live in the country that you're immigrating to and I think my dad had a friend who worked in Waco sailing so that's where he started out. They were selling wigs to people. Live in downtown Cleveland african-americans mostly women. And I remember my mom. She'd spend a lot of time just looking through black fashion magazines. Styling hair beating them etc. They had a wig shop dry cleaners. A fish market one point we moved to Atlanta and they ran ice cream shop there. We sold tracksuits starter. Jackets FITTED BASEBALL CAPS. Thick will chains sort of hip hop urban? Wear right like yeah this old fubu jeans. Yep I remember that and they could switch from one John or one type of business to another and really not skip a beat and were your parents. Do they expect you to perform well at school was just given you know. I think they had incredibly high expectations than as a kid. I think I remember my mom telling me when I was pretty young. I don't know five six seven that she expected me to go to Harvard. So wow yeah. I don't think I quite knew what that meant backed but you can tell that their expectations pretty high from from the very beginning. James did in fact meet is mom's expectations. He did go to Harvard. He put in three years studying computer science but after junior year he got a summer internship at Morgan Stanley and then ended up deciding to start his own business. And the we'd hoped to finish his college degree he never went back. You know I had a little bit of a stubborn streak and that was when I was trying to figure things out. Try to try to think of ideas. I think there is a lot of opportunity a lot of problems to be solved and I was also looking for and co-founder at the time so those are two critical ingredients. In idea and co-founder this is nine hundred ninety eight. This is not two thousand fifteen when these kinds of conversations seem so comment this was unusual in nineteen ninety eight four a young person. It was just less common for a young person to sort of say. I'M GONNA look into a tech start up and try to find a CO founder. And just take some time to think about these things. I I I would imagine. Your parents word nervous. I'd be nervous of my twenty year old semi. I'm not going to go back to college and I don't really know what I'm GonNa do. But I'm just going to think about it. They they were understandably pretty upset angry even say and you know the irony is that they probably took away more incredible personal risk moving from Korea the ad states and you know running these series of businesses. Which are commonly don but not easy in themselves and pretty high risk but I do understand obviously the perspective at the time. Okay so you you decide you want to start something up and I think you you eventually landed on on ecommerce right. Yeah that was a ground-breaking thing at the time obviously Amazon was around at Sarah A lot of ECOMMERCE startups but settled on this idea of making ECOMMERCE A lot. More seamless and friction less and came up at the idea of a electronic wallet that would automatically make purchases for. You could work with a lot of different ECOMMERCE sites and you know the goal there was we would take cut of of every transaction right. And what was a company called? That was interesting. We originally named it ka-poof that was how it was incorporated until a lot of people said you know that might not be the best name for a company. Sounds like we call it a coup because it sounded like magic etc ka-poof things were done transaction. Sounds like your money is gone. Yeah exactly time crazy names like yahoo etc but we decided to change your name at some point and we changed it to episode which was so healy for fast and so that was the that was the ultimate name of the company. And you guys were actually able to raise a fair amount of money right We did we ended up raising A few million dollars from last some individuals and some from some venture capital firms as well and we hired some people. We've found a cool renovated firehouse. So that was really amazing place to hang out in for many many. Many hours of the day Hired up to It was close to about thirty people. Wow one super important thing that happened. Was You met Eric? Friedman right the guy that you would eventually launch fitted with. I did and you know. That's probably one of the more fortunate turns in my life Eric. We we didn't know each other at all before before the company embassy. He was actually just graduating from Yale. Computer Science and I interviewed him. I liked him a lot and he ended up ultimately becoming the first employee of the company. Okay so you hire Eric. I think the company lasted like eighteen months or or a little less than two years. Yeah yeah about about two years and a lot of ups and downs during that period you know if I had to think back. I would attribute two-thirds of of the challenges and problems we faced as a business to to myself just because I had never managed people. I didn't really know how to run a business. Even it was only technology side and you know at some point the dot com crash happened. Yeah and all of our potential customers will industry. The whole economy started taking downturn. So this company Sir Spurs out in two thousand one And when that happened were you? Did you think.

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Weekend News Wrap-up

AP News Radio

01:43 min | 1 year ago

Weekend News Wrap-up

"I'm Ben Thomas with an A. P. news minute senator Elizabeth Warren rallying supporters in Urbandale Iowa to campus for her as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear for Democrats ahead of Monday's Iowa caucuses mayors get things done south bend Indiana mayor with the judges making multiple stops let me say this senator Bernie Sanders says Democrats must unite to defeat the president he describes as dangerous if we do not win we will support the winner and I know that every other candidate will do the same we are United in our standing that we must defeat Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is offering his vision for the country Joe brides America Selfridges will not be confused with national interest and no one no one not even the president of the United States will be above the law I promise you that the United Kingdom is now formally out of the European Union in London Toby Brandon says it smells like freedom but James parks feels down down three to as for enter Larkham spring I don't silo within everyone's fed up of it now Indian leader mark mood Abbas is threatening to cut security ties with both Israel and the west he denounced a White House plan for ending the Israeli Palestinian conflict in a speech at an Arab league meeting in Cairo the Pentagon has approved using military bases to house as many as one thousand people who may have to be quarantined upon arrival from overseas due to the corona virus China's death toll from the new virus hit two hundred and fifty nine Saturday and severe cannon has won her first grand slam the twenty one year old American won the Australian Open beating gardenia Muguruza four six six two six two I'm Ben Thomas A. P. news

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"james park" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"james park" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Bottle coffee has announced that it will no longer use disposable cups at some of its locations next year and as KCBS is making gold be reports summer hoping this trend catches on like Stephanie who I talked to in line for coffee a blue bottle the ferry building I think that's great I think every step toward sustainability in improving our does that consciousness to get people to think about our impact the environment is that every step in the right direction then she said she thinks this trend could eventually extend to change like Starbucks as well I hope so and there's such a big giant in the coffee industry that any small step they make is gonna be huge rebel fact Starbucks has already vowed to get rid of all plastic straws by next year some smaller coffee shops have even rented out cups but that's not something that Ashley who is also in line of blue bottle so she'd want to do I guess yeah I bring my own more sanitary I guess I'd rather do that I mean if they're using their own Cup bring your own cut then you know it's clean if they were Cisco Megan Goldsby KCBS small businesses again San Jose have joined together to make Christmas a little brighter for the less fortunate KCBS is my Colgan says people lined up early at St James park for the free giveaway widen was one of the first people online here give something a better on a sleeping bag because in Mexico and maybe possibly having a bigger a warmer blanket and a full stomach and I'll take it on to the next day one is the organizer of this event which is call nine that helping hand to the less fortunate not homeless we all get together and we come out here we provide a hot meal pastries copy also blankets jackets new clothes used clothes and whatever donations we can it was also a lot of food one side of Saint James park was lined with food trucks this year we have about six food trucks ranging.

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"james park" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"james park" Discussed on KCBS All News

"The meantime though because of the police and fire activity downtown it is affecting some US streets in downtown San Jose so we're going to head over to the traffic center now and check in with Frank Munich up what's going on down there now because of this Frank yep we're not really seeing much in the way of confirm closures except on ease Santa Clara street more we are seeing centrally traffic stopped on the E. Santa Clara street between tenth street and seventeenth street again that is a really just east of downtown that is really the only activity we're seeing on city streets at this point we do have street closure also to report on north first north of Saint James park that is between Saint James and the empire and of course our major problem in terms of traffic continues to be the bay bridge back up backup approaching the bay bridge tolls to the eight eighty over crossing traffic when you need it on the traffic leader KCBS that Frank and now we actually did just get word that tacky CBS's keep ma'am county has arrived on the scene there in downtown San Jose. Keith are you there. Keith yeah so Kita am you just arrive there in in downtown San Jose what can you tell us what what do you see. yeah I'm at the intersection of First Street west Santa Clara street I'm surrounded right now by an awful lot of waking light we have we found we have yeah that's on the we have several fire it's done the as well as.

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"james park" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

POLITICO's Nerdcast

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"james park" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast

"The first debate it looked like coma harris was emerging as that <hes> sort of first runnerup challenger to by then it'll be interesting to see if that holds and if you see warren going after biden on policy going forward yeah. That's definitely to be something that will be watching ching closely so anyway. Let's get into the biden family finances <hes> i know you spent what was it a month two months looking into this something like that month and a half. Maybe a good chunk of your life. You'll never <hes>. Let's start with the dramatic opening scene you detail in your story. Laurie paints the picture of the summer of two thousand six so there is a hedge fund in midtown. New york called paradigm global advisors. I it is founded by a man named dr james park <hes> around the early nineties. It's one of the first fund of funds hedge funds <hes> meaning that it was a hedge fund that invested in other hedge funds <hes> this guy dr park <hes> was a son in law of the reverend moon the founder of the moonies <hes> unification church movement and this head front had had a good run. I was having a bunch of internal problems. Dr park had a substance abuse problem. He was allegedly using company funds to nurse that habit and so <hes> hunter biden heiden who is <hes> joe biden's younger son and james biden who is one of joe biden younger brothers get together <hes> band up buying this hedge fund from dr park and according to a former executive at paradigm who we spoke with who is there on the stand september two thousand six where they <hes> takeover the fund <hes> hunter and james biden show up with bo biden who's joe's other son <hes> takeover the firm they <hes> order the firing of the funds then president stefan ferruzzi gets escorted out by a couple of large man and james biden <hes> starts laying out <hes> <hes> in front of this executive <hes> his vision for the fund going forward and he says don't worry about investors. <hes> we've got a lot of people <hes> who want to invest in in joe biden <hes> we have seven forty sevens lined up with cash and what he's referring to according to this former executive is the fact that there are a lot.

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"james park" Discussed on Loud Americans Discussing Soccer

Loud Americans Discussing Soccer

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"james park" Discussed on Loud Americans Discussing Soccer

"You guys have been fucking awesome all season long. Let's talk about it. Saint James park Newcastle to three amazing eighty six eighty second eighty second minute goal by. Wow. This was nothing. But pure octane action from start to finish back toback goals Van Dyke To OSU too. So LA to run, Don. And then I just like this. I don't want to be the cliche. I've said it a million times a team that's going to show its greatness and win the league wins these games. Even though they're either drawing or down now. And that's what they did. Again. I've said this all season long there. These are games that Liverpool in the past would have drawn, and or Ige has been there. Clutch guy, they've been there kyri just three pointer at the last second, you know, maybe not in the Milwaukee series. But that's, you know, different sport different podcasts. But while this team, you know, literally handed to man city and said your move, which seems to be you know, what it's been the last couple of weeks all season. But is there any big standoff things to say about this game? Martin. Yeah. I mean, I think you hit the nail on the head. When you said these are the games that that title-winning teams win, they're ugly. They're not supposed to win. But they're gonna pull it off. United was kinda professional at that. In late two thousands Virga time is named Fergie time for reason because teams would be beating or would be tying a title winning Manchester United team. And there was nothing. Those teams could do when when they flipped that switch and got that goal. And this this seems to be early similar to that. I can think of a number of cases over the over. The course of the season where Liverpool has has kind of been saved by some last gasp or re magic to be perfectly honest. I think we should rename all the last gasp goals to arri goals because that man is keeping Liverpool in both competitions. Here comes a hot take get ready. It's piping hot. Kevin. If divall Kariya was not on Liverpool. They would not be in the Champions League. Final nor would they be in the title race. At me Liverpool that man deserves a medal and I'm not talking about a PFA player of the year. I'm not talking about the best player on the Liverpool team medal bus. That's talking about launch. I'm talking about. Andrea Ega dolla in the two thousand sixteen finals clubs that old men. Even though he's young man at twenty four years of age. But he's not a great player. But dammit, if he ain't your best player when the time is running the fuck out dude mad respect for him. It's the twenty fifteen final the Cavs one twenty sixteen. Well, twenty sixteen was pretty shit year. So I just got confused for low bit. Okay. No, you're fine. Hey, you know, all the NBA heads all all five of them who are listening to this. I I don't want to upset the NBA heads who listened to soccer. So it's you know, they get real upset when he starts doing stats or saying the Browns better than Jay. Get real mad. So it'd be fair on on right there with them. I'm Jay guy. Whoa. I should put on the record. I yeah. Let's let's hear the air real quick. Big Jay here. Fuck library. All right. Real quick goats of every sport. Okay. Soccer soccer, one two three methanol. No. Okay. All right basketball. Once you three MGM. Jay, okay baseball. I don't know anything about Babe Ruth big baby. Mickey Mantle good one Jose Gonzalez. I don't know if that's a player but fucking sounds like one Barry Bonds. Okay. I do know him Kenny Griffith junior. I actually a coin of his that my grandpa gave to me because he thought it'd be worth something in the future. Ha he did Royds yet. He did hell you a rod once. Okay. Note, these he's my go other Yankee Derek Jeter. Yeah. That one. Yeah. Derek jeeter could also be I don't know those are people that they talk about in the go conversation..

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Westminster 'terror attack': Driver arrested after car mows down cyclists and ploughs into Parliament barrier

This Morning with Gordon Deal

01:47 min | 2 years ago

Westminster 'terror attack': Driver arrested after car mows down cyclists and ploughs into Parliament barrier

"From the, times of London terror returns to Westminster attacker drives into cyclists suspected terrorists spent ninety minutes trawling the streets of Westminster before crashing into cyclists and pedestrians outside of parliament yesterday proving once again the terrorists, are. Not the brightest bulbs in the world after, trying for ninety minutes. To find a target He hit a barrier and. Didn't kill anybody thank God the twenty nine year. Old is a British citizen of Sudanese origin he brought the specter of terrorism back to London according to the times of, London when he allegedly drove his Ford Fiesta in the commuters towards police officers before hitting a security barrier The suspect had traveled the London on, late Monday from Birmingham where he'd recently lived. In a, rented flat above a barber's in an internet cafe in Sparkbrook Sparkbrook. Is an area previously lurked linked to a terrorist plots his name is Sally Qatar. He is said to have been known to police but not m I five where the counterterrorism network The man spent several hours in the. Tottenham court road area then. Drove around Westminster for more than an hour and, a half before the seven thirty seven AM attack Female cyclists was seriously injured prayers for her recovery And But generally went unnoticed Driving churches, home done all that but driving around aimlessly for ninety minutes around Whitehall and Saint James park and near the house of the parliament and they. Don't figure it out that's, just beginning to wonder What in the world The idea of, the car process is but, we got,

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"james park" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

The GaryVee Audio Experience

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"james park" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

"True platform i know it's twenty years away and everybody thinks it's ro but you know so i'm really good at consumer behavior i sometimes think things are a little too like maybe i'm wrong about how fast it's going to happen i was pretty wrong about google glass that's a good one no told me a little fucking entrepreneur when you're an entrepreneur fucking lose it's like you say there's no fucking undefeated and entrepreneurship it taught me it told me how much i love to get you know that scene in the movie the cliche scene where the guy gets punched in the mouth and he just goes spits the blood and looks back of the person like fuck shits about to go down as an entrepreneur that's who i am i don't even respect my losses i don't even give them the time to teach me anything i can look them in the patients go fuck you keep going and i mean that way too many view to well on your losses it's holding you back shits over you move the fuck on got still blows fucking different people were here just telling the truth sure new york ever hear any news the james park yes i rip the shit out of that right times yes on it want to ask you questions because the amount of exposure you've had guess started so clearly not enough to exceeded yes we really put for his jockey the guy the girl the girl or the guy the jockey i only got onto thanks the space right now for me e sports the are to be because i think the way too far away.

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"james park" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"james park" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

"Low this week on disappointing earnings results so what's the next step bloomberg editor at large cory johnson spoke with ceo james park on tuesday 2017 cory was definitely a challenging year played out a lot differently than we expected for us in the wearables category the shift from basic activity trackers to more fully featured smart watches is happening even faster than we anticipated we did launch our first smart watch fitted ionic into that category in cuba and it did out cell our prior high highest eyes pete product surge but it was not the mass appeal unit shipment driver that we anticipated and that was reflected in our financials and that's what investors are reacting to it it was a really interesting problem i looked at the apple watch launched after fitbit it was a product in search of a use case and i felt like bid was was the case it was monitor steps help people leave healthier lives and sort of an athletic or at least a physical fitness of focus product as you move from band that just come to steps or simpson altitude or whatever to watch as it could do a lot more had to lose focus how do you make it a mass martyr product not just for runners or triathlete but for people that just want to lose ten pounds absolutely i think we will maintain our focus on health and fitness even as our emphasis to the categories shifts from trackers to smart watches and a lot of that is going to come in the product features there's a lot of specific health and fitness apps the law battery life of over four days helps a lot especially with sleep tracking and our app is the number one app on itn's and android four health and fitness.

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"james park" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"james park" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Week on disappointing earnings results so what's the next step bloomberg editor at large cory johnson spoke with ceo james park on tuesday 2017 corey was definitely a challenging europe laid out a lot differently than we expected for us in the wearables category the shift from basic activity trackers to more fully feature smart watches is happening even faster than we anticipated we did launch our first smart watch fitted ionic into that category two four panicked it out sell our prior high highest ice a s p product surge but it was not the mass appeal unit shipment driver we anticipated and that was reflected in our financials and that's what investors are reacting to it strikes me as a really interesting problem monroe i looked at the apple watch which launched after fitbit it was a product in search of a use case and i felt like it was was the eu's case it was monitors too help people live healthier lives and sort of a an athletic or or at least a physical fitness fit focused product as you move from bands that just countersteps or simpson altitude or whatever to watch as it can do a lot more via start to lose focus how do you make it a mass martyr product not just for runners or triathlete but for people that just want to lose ten pows absolutely i think we will maintain our focus on health and fitness even as our emphasis in a category shifts from trackers to smart watches and a lot of that is can a common the product features there's a lot of specific health and fitness apps the long battery life of over four days helps a lot especially with sleep tracking and our app is the number one app on uh iteens and android four health.

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"james park" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"james park" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

"This week on disappointing earnings results so what's the next step bloomberg editor at large cory johnson spoke with fit ceo james park on tuesday 2017 corey was challenging europe laid out a lot differently than we expected for us in a wearables category the shift from basic activity trackers to more fully featured smart watches as happening even faster than we anticipated we did launch first smart watch that podyanok into that category two four and it did out the cell our prior high highest eyes pete product surge but it was not the massive peel unit shipment driver we anticipated and that was reflected in our financials and that's what investors are reacting to it's a really interesting problem i looked at the apple watch would wash after fitbit it was a product in search of a use case and i felt like it was was that use case it was monitor steps help people live healthier lives and sort of an athletic or at least a physical fitness fit focus product as you move from dan's that just countersteps or accepts and altitude or whatever to watch as it can do a lot more it started to lose focus how do you make it a mass margaret product now just for runners or triathlete but for people that just want to lose ten pounds absolutely i think we will maintain our focus on health and fitness even as our emphasis to the categories shifts from trackers to smart watches and a lot of that is going to common the product features there's a lot of specific health and fitness apps the long battery life of over four days helps a lot especially with tracking and our app is the number one out bonn iteens and android four.

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"james park" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

Mac OS Ken

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"james park" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

"Quarter to the end of march given consumer demand shifting toward smart watches to that and fitbit ceo james park said in 2018 will focus on managing down expenses continued to expand in these smart watch category and supporting are engaged global community on their health and fitness journeys whether that will be enough against apple remains to be seen the way ccs inside director ben woods sees it the bottom line is that apple is completely dominating the market in terms of volume and value and fitbit must be concerned by apples increasing focus on health and fitness you know a be really coal if we could just stop the show right here because the rest of the day's news as either a key or boring or a key and boring okay member throttle gate lawyers and courts do for those of you who don't it's the issue that has apple facing a slew of suits around the world for slowing iphones as far back as iphone sex apple says it did this to make sure the phones with older batteries didn't freeze or crash when peak charge could not be delivered plane if say apple should have been clearer about what it was doing and why you can throw another throttling class action suit on the pile apple world today's as a new class action suit was filed in the ontario superior court in canada late last week throttle gate is not going away though it may be getting a bit less messy and the states i lound says the us judicial panel on multi district litigation will probably turn the sixty plus classaction lawsuits in the us and a one great big david byrne sized suit according to the peace accord filing shows a hearing scheduled for the twenty nine th of march to consider consolidation likely in the northern district of california near where apple is headquartered and where around half of the original lawsuits have been filed.

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"james park" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

Mac OS Ken

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"james park" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

"Quarter to the end of march given consumer demand shifting toward smart watches to that and fitbit ceo james park said in 2018 will focus on managing down expenses continued to expand in these smart watch category and supporting are engaged global community on their health and fitness journeys whether that will be enough against apple remains to be seen the way ccs inside director ben woods sees it the bottom line is that apple is completely dominating the market in terms of volume and value and fitbit must be concerned by apples increasing focus on health and fitness you know a be really coal if we could just stop the show right here because the rest of the day's news as either a key or boring or a key and boring okay member throttle gate lawyers and courts do for those of you who don't it's the issue that has apple facing a slew of suits around the world for slowing iphones as far back as iphone sex apple says it did this to make sure the phones with older batteries didn't freeze or crash when peak charge could not be delivered plane if say apple should have been clearer about what it was doing and why you can throw another throttling class action suit on the pile apple world today's as a new class action suit was filed in the ontario superior court in canada late last week throttle gate is not going away though it may be getting a bit less messy and the states i lound says the us judicial panel on multi district litigation will probably turn the sixty plus classaction lawsuits in the us and a one great big david byrne sized suit according to the peace accord filing shows a hearing scheduled for the twenty nine th of march to consider consolidation likely in the northern district of california near where apple is headquartered and where around half of the original lawsuits have been filed.

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"james park" Discussed on Ringer FC

Ringer FC

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"james park" Discussed on Ringer FC

"Newcastle is a very storied premier league club st james park is a great stadium a big stadium um and so bringing in an owner who is going to try to actually improve the team seems like it could be a way for newcastle to sort of solidified themselves one as a premier league team and then as a sort of upper echelon team what what are you guys think the i think they never really stop for the reasons you cited being agreed team uh because of the support and because of the stadium and i've been seeing these numbers being bandied about as far as the selling price i think forbes had them valued ballpark of like three eighty million us dollars but i'm seeing that they could go for his lowest three hundred million us dollars and that to me as a bargain that's that's basically what to mls expansion club these uh or roughly like the buffalo sabres it islander or two about face i mean it really would you rather on the islanders are the um or newcastle as a resident hockey fan donny i would 100 percent rather own newcastle would you rather on any hockey team over newcastle actually rather on a premier league club i think it'd be way more fun they would rather in the capital's uh that's a tough one but the thing is is about you know like you're beholden to the commissioner as a sports owner in the in america and i like the idea of the abramovich style of of swooping in and and making an frame without any kind of real regulations seen as a lady like the.

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