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NYC Police, Fire Unions Warn of Possible Staffing Crisis as Vaccine Deadline Looms

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:28 min | Last month

NYC Police, Fire Unions Warn of Possible Staffing Crisis as Vaccine Deadline Looms

"Here's the front of the New York Post, vaccine emergency with deadline days away 37% of New York beat cops 35% of firefighters in New York are refusing the vaccine, and they got a big emergency. On their hands. A huge emergency on their hands. In New York. And what are they going to do? Do you think it's by design, listen to this? Here's an editorial in the post by Jason Johnson. And I read this, Jason Johnson as president of the law enforcement legal defense fund, his former deputy commissioner of the Baltimore police department. And the headline of his article is New York City will pay a huge price for de Blasio's vaccine mandate for police. Now think about this. If almost 40% of the beat cops here in New York City are not vaccinated, and they have to get fired? What do you think that's going to do to public safety in New York? If over 35% of New York firefighters are unvaccinated and they get fired, what will that do to public safety? When there are any firefighters to put the fires out,

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"jason johnson" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on KTRH

"In one Smart phones and TVs, desktops, laptops and tablets could hear it everywhere. All you have to do is tell your smart device of flight 80 R. H on I Heart radio. It is. Ah, 5 49. I would have to say we'll get into Ah, by the way, get a recap and some thoughts from Republican strategist Jason Johnson and how the president did last night. We're going to talk to him in just a couple of minutes. But I thought there was a real contrast last night between Trump's America and Biden's vision of American In case You haven't heard this Biden campaign ad I think it also further tells you what the what the Democrats think of this country. America was an idea. An idea. We hold these truths to be self evident. We've never lived up to it, but we've never walked away from her before. And I just think we have to be more honest. Let our kids know as we raise them. What actually did happen. Acknowledge our mistakes. So we don't repeat them. How about acknowledging what all we've done to try to correct the mistakes exactly? Exactly. I mean, if we're still teaching American history, it's pretty clear to see where we've come since the 19 fifties it Sze startling how far we've come. I mean, I'm just so tired of everyone trying to make us think that we're living in the past. We're not no Look at all the blood that was shed and all of things that this country has done and what American people have done. Ground their hearts I agree. Like I said, two very different visions of what America is 5 50 time for traffic and weather together. Let's get you caught up on the drive Once again, Here's Julie. Looking around town. We do have a couple of disabled vehicles. Just be careful. If you're traveling 45 North Freeway, the outbound side right around 1960. That's going to be on the right shoulder. And then we've got the stalled 18 Wheeler. That's on the Katy Freeway. That's the inbound side right around Highway six..

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"jason johnson" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"My house right now and shot me on the air. Daniel Cameron basically told America is that that would be legal. They thought that there was something wrong. I could be shot in broad daylight on national television in my house because the cops break in and shoot whoever they want. If they're concerned that Is why people are upset that you're not safe anywhere. Because because I can't go anywhere. Nicole. If I go jogging, I could end up like tomato armory. You can't go anywhere if you're black. Okay, There's only one problem with this, which is just a lie. It's not true at all if somebody broke into Jason Johnson's house that a warning shot and he would go to jail The reason that Brianna Taylor was shot is because her boyfriend was shooting at the police officers after they used a no knock warrant to enter his home. Send her home actually didn't think he was there. Again. MSNBC. It's all agitation all the time. Over at MSNBC, Cheryl Dorsey, another MSNBC guest, ripping on Daniel Cameron, the age of Kentucky, who's black, saying he's actually not black. It turns out his skin folk, not kinfolk. That is her actual racist quote. I find all of his remarks with regards to this whole entire press conference of Benson. But let me just speak to this whole celebrity influencer thing While they can't speak for Kentucky ins. Let me say this is a black woman. He does not speak for black votes. He skinned bulk, but he is not kinfolk. And so just like he thinks they can't speak for Kentucky because he's up there with a black face. He does not speak for all of us. This was not a tragedy. This was a murder. It was not. It was not a murder. It was a tragedy. By the way, Jason Johnson. I'm astonished by that guy mean when he says, just like bottom Gene could be shot on this couch, the officer in the bottom Jean case, which was a case where he was literally in his house. This female officer entered his apartment thing He was her apartment, saw him in there and shot him. She was convicted of first degree murder and is going to spend 10 years in jail. She was the first officer in Dallas to be convicted of murder since 1973 So obviously this is not a system where you get away with this sort of stuff. Are you coming up? We're gonna be joined by Ami Horowitz on the ground and Louise in Louisville, Kentucky, is the bench. Taking a look at KSFO traffic..

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Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

The Beat with Ari Melber

08:11 min | 1 year ago

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

"Are these historically large wildfires continue to rage out west fifteen people have already died a whopping four million acres already devastated across California as well as Oregon where you can see right here why the mayor there declared a state of emergency, the governor also publicly pleading. For the trump administration to support its governmental emergency response officials on the ground, say Donald trump failing them through fashion. Some critics compare his sort of public denial of even admitting what's going on with the wildfires that posture to of course, is deceitful approach to cove it. Who reports today are the things are even worse than all of that because right wing conspiracy theories supported publicly by Donald, trump are leading to dangerous activity. Again, we're living in a time where misinformation can be dangerous to your health and officials are warning. They're getting flooded with false phone calls fanned by Q. Not which incorrectly try to blame the fires on trump's perceived opponents. Translation what happens on facebook doesn't always stay on facebook a real world emergency political propaganda is making it harder for these firefighters to get the real information warnings they need as they go out and do their work and risk their lives. That's why sheriff's departments are pleading with people with messages like this just stop spreading rumors stop calling nine one one with political pranks. They say it has now gotten to the point where it is hampering their bandwidth to respond to the fires in real emergencies. It's twenty twenty. So sometimes, we have to state the obvious around here. Do not call nine, one one with Q. Non trumpy fake news propaganda. You do have the right to say whatever you want. Typing it up on the Internet you do not have the right to deceitfully thwart firefighting in the middle of this very real crisis for those calling from the West Coast some of these calls have been traced. If you need to think about it like this. Misinformation is expensive in the house you save could be your own. As mentioned, we're thrilled to have married trump live in the hour but I want to begin with some of our analysts, Jason, Johnson professor of politics at Morgan, State University and Katty Kay Washington anchor for BBC News. Good evening to both you. Evening Jason There's much talk about misinformation and people don't like lying even when it's just verbal if you want to be that specific. But given these twin crises, your view of the cost of this kind of misinformation. Rex It's massive. I'm in California right now and the difficulty the difficulty that local officials are having in managing people when it comes to these wall fires is immense and is partially because accused on, it's partially because the president basically sort of thumbs his nose that these sorts of Issues v rate of destruction that is happening out here. Basically, the size of central park is being burned every other day in northern California Oregon Central Park. Every other day is being burned devastated. varies a haze over the sky on a regular basis at the bottom. Of A pool, you can see ash settling after every single night. So the idea that people are wasting public resources with crazy conspiracy theories because they think that the fires were created by you know five G. or invading Muslims or George Soros doesn't help the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people were either going to be out of their homes or not able to stay safely in their homes. During the time, we have a pandemic where rescuing people in putting them into shelters is all the more difficult. So yeah, this is propaganda that's Live when trump lies people are dying. Well. Caddy at the White House has often tried to reposition the Cova conversation in the election as well. This hit everywhere. This is global thing. it seems that this week there is a rightful focus and scrutiny on the president's leadership on his honesty on his approach, which is relevant. As, you go into election about who you want to continue to deal with this crisis or do you want to change the commander in chief? Yell the the virus has hit everywhere but my fourteen year old daughter is an online schooling here in Washington. Her friend in France in class. A. Friend in London is in class her friend in China is in plus her friend in Senegal. is in class and a friend in Germany is in class they're all going to school. And the reason they're going to school is because those countries have handled this better. So that's a direct comparison and in a globalised world. Our children here in the United States make no mistake about it that losing out because those other kids are in class going to school at advancing while orchids not advancing. So we're kicking this down to the next generation as well but. We elect leaders to be able to walk and Chew Gum at the same time. It is totally possible that you can give people a facts that you can trust the American people with the facts of something it is at also be inspirational and motivational and lift them up with a plan and show leadership. Those two things are not mutually exclusive and I think that's what the president is mistaking when he says, he didn't want people to panic and so he downplayed the virus. And gatty talk about how that stacks up in a global context that I think is very interesting to remember, and then how people are receiving these messages reporter. Jim Acosta spoke. To some people going to the trump rally take a look. Our about him because there's no. It's a it's a fake pandemic created to destroy the United. States of America. The president said the Bob Woodward there is a virus but corona virus that it is devil that's his opinion. Chatty. Where do you start i? Mean you stop by asking all of our leaders to come out with consistent clear accurate honest messaging when I really felt for Anthony. FAUCI. In that interview because I've interviewed g and he is so careful not to wade into political waters where there's going to be a difference between him and the president because he said that will be the only story and he is trying to get out the public health story doesn't WANNA make it a political story about. A disagreement he clearly feels now he has to set a Mauka. He has to wait into the politics of this and say, no when the President says, we are turning a corner. We're not actually turney. We're in this for the long haul because when the president says, we're turning a corner when he says, we're about to get over this or that is magically going to disappear what happens that guy doesn't wear a mosque when he attends a rally because he thinks it's not there. That's the risk. Door Jason. Trump can say you know he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. All we once it's a train right it's a train coming at us. We are about to head to fall which is flu season. This is a time where you have kids going back to school but you have people who have to shelter in place more because it's cold you can't eat outside and that makes us Much more difficult and I think are the real danger here is that as we recognize that the president is grotesquely incompetent, right easies driven by sort of racial malice and paying off his friends and everything else like that. At the base of all of this, we cannot forget to key things. One that the president is still trying to steal the election with the post office that you still have. Right. Wing Supreme. Courts in Wisconsin right now that are trying to people get absentee ballots. It's you have the president, the Republican Party suing in Iowa to prevent people from getting their absentee ballots that he's still trying to steal the election at the same time that you have literally millions of. Americans. Now, out of work who be out of their homes who are being evicted, which will make it more difficult for them to. Actually vote. So as much as the president is, is a horrible human being and trying to bankrupt this country and pay off his friends and stay in office. He is also doing things isn't competence has disrupted the ability of regular people remove him from office in a democratic way. We can't ever lose sight that because we can't get rid of him everything that's happening. Now we'll be ten times worse by nature.

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Is the GOP more united than ever because of the impeachment probe?

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

06:08 min | 2 years ago

Is the GOP more united than ever because of the impeachment probe?

"This irregular channel of diplomacy. It's not as outlandish as it could be. Is that correct. It's not as outlander says it could be. I might be irregular but it certainly not outlandish. There's a phrase that pays. That was one argument. The Republican Council tried to make in that effort to defend the president from impeachment. You can judge its effectiveness for yourself with US tonight to talk about all things. Political veteran journalist Jason Johnson politics editor at the root and Rick Wilson Republican what can strategist soon to be following up on his first book. Everything trump touches dies with his new work running against the devil due out in early. Twenty Twenty Gentlemen. Welcome to you both Rick. The president said tonight Republicans have never been more united. Is that what you saw watching the hearing yesterday. Look I think what I saw watching here. Yesterday was Republicans who were in a state of of edgy panic and they were trying to talk faster and louder in hopes of trying to pass the fact that those two witnesses stood on the sat there and laid out a timeline a calendar additional facts additional witnesses. This is this was not a good day for those folks and no matter how many times Jimbo baggins gets up there and dances around like a crazy little leprechaun. It's not gonNA shake the the fact that the facts are against Donald Trump and the and the timeline is donald trump at the witnesses against donald trump. And this that was day one. They had a bad day on day want. I don't think it's going to get much better as we go forward. Jason the Democrats we with day one in the books we have learned. They can schedule witnesses and conduct question tonight. Yes when will you have confirmation that they evan deed found the right messaging that with all we have lived through with muller color. Four hundred plus pages. This is the story to tell this story. People can understand because at the heart of it is a phone. So this is we're gonNA find over the next couple of days if Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff are joe torry if they're good managers if they can set up the lineup properly with the witnesses and I think they did a good job. Look this first day you had two people who as you said. They set the time line. They were very clear. They weren't fuss flustered. They didn't allow Jim Jordan or anybody else to ask them any sort of strange questions that got them off the line And I think the Republicans they weren't unified didn't seem to have a coherent strategy other than do you follow all the conspiracy theories that we know about on read it so I think the Democrats effective very very good job. This is GonNa be a knockout punch situation. That's not what's going to happen. What they need to do is not screw up? Lay out the story because the American public already seems to be in favor of impeachment. They just don't WanNa blow that sort of enthusiasm but let me follow up on that. Do you think this hearsay line of argument is catching on and do you think it has has a time limit on. I don't think here's a works because you've got too many people talking about the same story right. It doesn't look everybody out there who's watching this. The people who are at home my grandmother grandparents everything else like that. They've watch law and order they different sweet hearsay in seems like a credible witness and these people come across as credible until someone blows up until someone someone has that Sam Watterson moment where they get angry on the stage. Everyone watching this right now is when they say well. These people seem credible. We've been hearing about the story. And so far. The Republicans haven't given there's an alternative story to think that this impeachment doesn't make sense and that's really the weakness I saw on Tuesday. Rick I have something for you. This is Nikki Haley tonight on CNN on the topic. Uh of Rudy Giuliani. Was it appropriate based on everything you experience in the world of diplomacy for Rudy Giuliani. The president's personal crystal lawyer someone who had no security clearances to be engaged in what's being described as the shadow diplomacy. I had during my time at the United. The nation's I never saw rudy engaged in that way it is best practice if you have a special envoy to handle certain areas and we do that all the time yeah I think they should've named him the special envoy so that everyone within the administration knew what his role was so instead of former mayor. Of New York's special l'envoi envoy Rudy. Giuliani Rick is that the rosiest possible. Reading of the situation Rudy is in question to what is going on. Do you think was Nikki Haley. I think Nikki's missing one of those profound rules in life. The rats are supposed to jump off of the sinking ship rather than on the a sinking ship. And so tonight. She gambled more credibility away by essentially essentially putting your arms around Rudy Giuliani. A guy who is already being dragged out behind the barn. Because they're done with him. The trump people are trying to cut in loose. The Republicans in Congress are going to try to blame this whole thing. Hang on Rudy when it comes down to it. That's their last-ditch scenario and so now she's basically praising Rudy at a moment where his stock has fallen so far with trump personally with with the trump world that it's only a matter of time before he was just a coffee boy volunteer. We barely knew him rudy. Who Jason Ivanovich tomorrow? Tomorrow give us a bit of a preview. We tried to point out the top of the broadcast. We recall ambassadors all the time. Rarely do they say they feel threatened in their personal lives. Rarely does one of the locals say to them. Watch your back when when she's saying I felt threatened. I don't even know why the president was talking about. I mean this is going to be the emotional punch. Got The story I. Now we're hearing people felt threatened. People feel concerned people in the country in the Ukraine. Were like we don't even know what's going on. What's it's dangerous here? And this is where Raju Liani and all these other individuals come into play. It doesn't matter if he was named special envoy. You don't put your ankle breaker on staff right soon. Everyone knew that trump had a lot of people operating in these sort of irregular channels and she speaks to how those irregular channels made regular long-term service. People feel uncomfortable. No and that's going to be the story that Americans take with them over the

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The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

The Beat with Ari Melber

11:02 min | 2 years ago

The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

"We start with Donald Trump's impeachment crisis a stampede of damning facts gathered by the day I anti legal defense that appears increasingly erratic today trump was pressed on his stonewalling of Congress and his refusal to comply with those subpoenas in fact he suggested that probably ends up being a big Supreme Court case all right so at this point trump strategy it's pretty clear obstruct deflect confused and if all else fails hope the Supreme Court to which he appointed to justice of which he appointed come and save him even as new facts emerged today the full memo from the first whistle blower released with new details about the call and the New York Times pointing out with details about what went down inside the State Department as frustrations grew over trump blocking military aid for Ukraine now against that drumbeat trump supporters are pushing increasingly bizarre narratives one trump ally and former advisor appeared on a Fox News panel with Rudy Giuliani where he referred to Democrats probe as a regicide which if you don't know like I didn't know earlier today is actually the murder of a king. What you're seeing is regicide this is regicide a by another name fake impeachment I refused the call whistle blowers these two nonentities are suicide bombers that the Democrats have unleashed all right so you heard that regicide suicide bombers that is the language now coming from trump's camp remarkable contrast from how -servative used to talk about impeachment today a moment resurfacing from the congressman Mike Pence speaking in two thousand and eight about what the standard should be for impeaching a president this business of high crimes and misdemeanors goes to the question of of whether or not the person serving as president of the United States put their own interests their personal interests head of public service that's the vice president Mike Pence when he was a congressman back in the day Matt Miller chief DOJ spokesman during the Obama administration is with US Jason Johnson politics editor for the root dot com is also with us and the daily Beast Betsy would drifts one is as well great to have all of you with us let's lots to break down here Matt let me begin with you what do you make today of the president subtly invoking the Supreme Court and that this battle is likely to end up there you know I think they'd love for it to end up the Supreme Court because that means we wouldn't have any decision on whether the documents they're obstructing congressman tainting had to be turned over until sometime next year maybe even past the two thousand twenty election that's been their strategy all along not just with this investigation but with the previous investigations house launched deny the House they're entitled to make them go to court and drag it out because there's a lengthy appeals process. I think this one is different in that the house the House obviously would like to get the documents that they've subpoenaed but they're not they would like to get witness testimony but they're not gonNA wait for the administration to turn them over and they're not gonNA wait for the end of court battles they already have a whistle blower who came forward and supply them a lot of information I think there are you know they got one witness Kurt Volker who was willing to quit rather than stay inside the administration it'd be prohibited from testifying and I suspect what they'll do is push forward given that they already have enough evidence that the president pressured the Ukrainian government to to launch an investigation they already have evidence of quid pro quo and those Kurt Volker texts that were released they're obviously things that they would like to get their hands on for example more evidence about the withholding funds from Ukraine but I don't think they're gonNA wait for the courts they're going to go order because they have enough evidence and they'll probably get more as more witnesses come forward at despite the White House trying to block them so to that point Jason the White House as we mentioned refusing to cooperate with these demands realistically besides going the path of the courts is and that was just spelling out what options do the Democrats have beyond subpoenas anything well they're option is to just have a vote right they don't require this information and I'll be honest we can take the headline White House stymies Congress house refuses to hand over information we could run that same headline every three months since this administration began so it's I don't think for once the Democrats are not shocked and amazed at the eight houses lying or not providing information they can have this vote whenever they want here's the other key part about this every piece of information that they've asked for that this administration refuses to come forward with can be part of a complaint about obstruction of justice into an investigation of inappropriate behavior that the president has already admitted to so that is their option to take everything Donald Trump is doing now and make that a part of their case in a stronger case that for once according to the polls not only are people in favor of the impeachment inquiry but we have now moved we're Americans are actually recent poll so Americans are actually in favor of Donald Trump being removed from office in a vote and that's something that works Democrats favor and interesting and all of this today former Congressman Trey goudy now's going to serve as outside counsel for the trump team and it's amazing because if you go back to two thousand twelve here he is actually announcing Democrats for not cooperating with Congressional Oversight Watch this clip the notion that you can withhold mation documents from Congress no matter whether you're the party in power or not empower is wrong respect for the rule of law must mean something irrespective of the vicissitudes of political cycles so that means that you just on your screen there who made that huge appeal about nobody withhold power from Congress or excuse me withhold information from Congress's power to have oversight is now going to defend and justify the president withholding being information from Congress are those words betsy going to come back and haunt trey goudy no question and these political cycles have early gone through a heck of assist Tude as Gowdy my put it the fact that Republicans spent eight years of the Obama Administration laying out in the most asta robust and detailed way possible arguments that the executive branch has to comply with subpoenas an oversight requests from the from the legislative branch in something that's going to create challenges for all of them that said the White House is legal strategy faces a really complex difficulty because there's tension within the White House regarding how White House counsel Pat Simple Loni is approaching this particular issue simple only is treating it perhaps more as a legal fight than a political fight it seems the White House counsel's office people to an extent are still in molar mode thinking in terms of winning court fights rather than thing this has primarily a political undertaking we know that impeachment at its core is a political tool and for the most part of the president is outside allies view the biggest threat to him as a as impacting vote but simple owning is approaching it more from the legal side and that's generated a little bit of friction and the interesting thing again in this betsy that you got the GOP inviting Giuliani to testify Lindsey Graham Watson come up to the hill to talk about Ukraine Corruption Watch his latest appearance on Fox News I just drove through okay they required witnesses to face the witch and some witches were acquitted it's ridiculous the only place I can think of what we had trials like this is in the Soviet Union the remember the president used to call this a witch hunt this is now more than a witch hunt the which is headed better in other words they had more rights the witches had better what do you make of that I mean what's the risk your betsy for the gop to kind of have this narrative floating out there between the regicide the is it is not a king yet his defenders making reference to him being king others are calling this a coup now you got mayor Guiliani or former mayor Droopy Giuliani talking about which is for the duration of his time serving as president's personal outside counsel Giuliani over and over and over has said things publicly that have undermined the legal arguments he's trying to make in defense of the president who can forget the moment when he made the bombs dell admission about the president paying off porn star Stormy Daniels in the final weeks of the presidential campaign on Sean Hannity's Fox News Show Giuliani creates the most problems for his client when he's in a setting that he feels to be friendly and no one on Capitol Hill is going to make Giuliani feel more laxed than Lindsey Graham the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who is incredibly close with trump who hangs out with him engulfs with all the time Giuliani sitting down in grams a committee room is perhaps the most perilous moment of the impeachment process for trump? Hey today the California Congressman Roque Hana telling Holly Jackson the Democrats need to move forward with the vote listen to this here's the reality we can't count on the White House we can't count on the course they want to delay this we need to move forward we need to look at what evidence we have make the best effort make the case and have a vote on the articles of impeachment what's the what's the play here you think Matt should they go ahead and actually hold hold a vote have a vote on impeachment knowing that the White House is going to stall this and if as you were saying this could delay in

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

03:42 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

02:48 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"I guess I'm just coming at it from the sort of like how many accounts seen in a year where it seems like the focus on privacy and data storage and is just higher than ever. How many more user accounts to a cloud service? Do you need read just want one? Should there should even have more than one remains an open question, and you look around see? Yes. Since like, all right. Do I want a colour user account and password colour to store my bathroom data like so I can connect my Google hunt. Like that's a big it's a silly question. Yeah. But it's a huge like philosophically huge question. Like, do you want color to become a data company in this way? Right. Or do you want August meeting a company in this way? Right. And it is that is that a core competency for colour right to pick on them. But but it could be any any type of. Does here. Toilet vendor. I mean, do they want to be in the business of maintaining a cloud service in a mobile app in in staying on feature parody. That's a decision they have to make are you doing any data collection? Are you trying to do you have like weird stats about you know, on this moment at four fifteen pm more doors were unlocked and Sweden than ever before? Are you doing that kind of like big data collection? We've always thought of of the data is really is our customers data, right? In fact, if that all the data gets flushed every thirty days, right? We don't store it a privacy be. It's it costs money to store it. I mean when you have we now have billions of lock openings, right? You know, it's a lot of data. I think that there is some value to that data. And you see there is some things you can do with it to two hopefully serve the consumer and make their life better. Certainly the companies we've talked about a few times here. I think there's fun things they can do with that data. That's actually beneficial to you in. Hey, we've noticed you've been home for a while. And it's you know, it's midnight. Would you like us to lock your doors for you? Right. I mean. Yeah. Hey, I could do that based upon knowing your presence, and and the status of your doors, and that's not that's not a bad thing for them to have that they could do bad things with that data. Ultimately, everybody has to choose what is the trade off of the convenience and benefits of sharing data with companies versus the potential risks. I haven't heard a lot of risks. Frankly. I mean, I I know the exists, and I'm not saying, they don't, and you can't have bad actors, and I won't name any of those companies, but you know, for the most like I would never let Facebook around my like never millionaires. A little know he's letting Google Amazon into my house, and that way, but you know, they put out the porthole Cameron. It's like what is ever you say like don't put a camera now, it was probably bad timing to announce that whole time. Right. Does every company needs to be data company? That's like really the the question of the industry now like can you run a business without some sort of associated data service that subsidizing cost? And seems like your your answer is we can just sell you locks forever..

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01:57 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"In a mobile app in in staying on feature parody. That's a decision they have to make are you doing any data collection? Are you trying to do you have like weird stats about you know, on this moment? Four fifteen pm more doors were unlocked in Sweden than ever before. Are you are you doing that kind of like big data collection? We've always thought of of the data is really is our customers data, right? In fact, if that all the data gets flush every thirty days, right? We don't store it a privacy be. It's it costs money to store it. I mean when you have we now have billions of lock openings, right? You know, it's a lot of data. I think that there is some value to that data. And you see there is some things you can do with it to two hopefully serve the consumer and make their life better. Certainly the companies we've talked about a few times here. I think there's fun things they can do with that data. That's actually beneficial to you. And hey, we've noticed you've been home for a while. And it's you know, it's midnight. Would you like us to lock your doors for you? Right. Hey, I could do that based upon knowing your presence, and and the status of your doors, and that's not that's not a bad thing for them to have that they could do bad things with that data. Ultimately, everybody has to choose what is the trade off of the convenience and benefits of sharing data with companies versus the potential risks. I haven't heard a lot of risks. Frankly. I mean, I I know the exists, and I'm not saying, they don't, and you can't have bad actors, and I won't name any of those companies, but you know, for the most like I would never let face cook around. My like never millionaires. A little know he's letting Google Amazon into my house, and that way, but you know, they put out the porthole camera. And it's like what is ever of you say like don't put a camera now, it was probably bad timing to announce that whole All time. right. I wish your time. But does every company to be data company? That's like really the the question of the industry right now. Like, can you run a business without some sort of associated data service that subsidizing cost? And seems like your your answer is we can just sell you locks forever..

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

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03:32 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"But ask yourself. Do. I have to make a piece of hardware to solve this problem on Israel. Existing hardware that I could put my technology myself for my services onto and not have to be in the hardware business. That'd be a far more economically advantageous way to do it. And obviously, plenty of examples of that. Yeah. Looking around here. I mean, there's any number of very generic smart locks. You can buy, and it seems like I don't know if I trust that vendor. Like, I've never heard of every year every year. We see a dozen new smart locks. It's yes. And then and then the next year half of them are are gone. And there's a dozen new ones fallen you're the other half gone five years ago, I came here, and you know, there's like ten thousand MP three players or whatever. And it's like, you know, what you can take a a risk as a consumer on a no-name media player like a year from now if I company implodes the service that ran it dies clouds. Someone doesn't pay AWS Bill. Right. And I'm like, well like throw it in the trash like move on if your life when you're building infrastructure and home, it seems like the bigger players are just going to have the entrenched consumer trust that they're going to continue to be there is that something that you had to fight against something you have to build like, how do you do people even care is that just my instinct, and so they're on one thing for certain is that as we add more and more smart devices to our home that does. Mean that's more things for us to maintain. Ryan. We're busy and and having to like, you know, maintain all this stuff can can be quite quite a challenge in lesson. You want to do is put stuff in your home that is going to stop working right because the cloud service behind it is shutdown and we see this over. And this is story that we do regularly like we all things stops working because company was acquired in cloud server shutdown. I think, you know, those those of us that are gadget, you know, gigs. You know, we all have drawers of stuff, right? You take it to Salvation Army. They don't want it. I think some of the things that both Amazon Google trying to solve for is is cloud services that that could potentially stay persistent potentially. Right. They haven't totally solved that yet. But but certainly Apple's done that with home kit. Right. That is one of the that is one of the magic things about home kid devices is is because it doesn't require a cloud service operated by the company or an app, you could you could install up say a home kit thermostat, and and that company could disappear but the the apple home app with. Still in theory. We'll talk to that thermostat and still have it be able to continue operating. And that is one of the ways to think about making your product selection is how is this thing gonna persist? I was the last summer time. Yes, do so you obviously operate a cloud service. We do you know, I look at every other vendor. I bide I'm a sucker for smart outlets like so easy way to like just gauge inconsistent. So I've every brand is smart outlets. Always like well your app sucks. This one slow should it. Should it be should look like that for the consumer that you have a different app for every little devising house? Then is a cloud service user account, then talks to your Google county Amazon account, or whatever or are we actually moving towards that sort of storied place where you have one sort of like middleware solution that just sucks ever like smart thing. I think there's always gonna be things that that that particular vendors app. Does nothing else can do. Right. Like from the August after some very specific features and functionality there, but but honestly, many August in in. Yeah. Oh, lock users can can use the Alexa or the us apple home app or they can use. You know, they they can use a smart things out and do a lot of their basic functionality. That means that they maybe they don't open the aug app, very often. All and I think that's fine. I guess I'm just coming at it..

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

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03:31 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"But ask yourself. Do. I have to make a piece of hardware to solve this problem on Israel. Existing hardware that I could put my technology myself for my services onto and not have to be in the hardware business. Yeah. That'd be a far more economically advantageous way to do it. And obviously, plenty of examples of that. Yeah. I mean just looking around here. I mean, there's any number of very generic smart locks. You can buy, and it seems like I don't know if I trust that vendor. Like, I've never heard of every year every year, we see a dozen new smart locks. It's yes. And then and then the next year half of them are gone, and there's a dozen new ones fallen you're the other half gone five years ago, I came here. And you know, there's like ten thousand MP three players or whatever it's like, you know, what you can take a a risk as a consumer. Later on a no-name media player like a year from now, if I company implodes the service that ran it dies the clouds. Someone doesn't pay the AWS Bill. Right. And I'm like well throw it in the trash like move on if your life when you're building infrastructure in our home. It seems like the bigger players are just going to have the entrenched consumer trust that they're going to continue to be there is that something that you had to fight against something you have to build like, how do you do people even care is that just my instinct, and so the on one thing for certain is that as we add more and more smart devices to our home that does mean more things for us to maintain. Right. We're busy in and having to like, you know, maintain all this stuff can can be quite a challenge in lesson. You want to do is put stuff in your home that is going to stop working right because the cloud service behind it is shutdown and we see this over. And I mean, this is story that we do regularly like we all things stops working because company was acquired in cloud server shutdown. I think those those of us that are gadget gigs. You know, we all have drawers, right? You take it to Salvation Army. They don't want it. I think some of the things that both Amazon Google trying to Seoul for is is cloud services that that could potentially stay persistent potentially. Right. They haven't totally solved that yet. But but certainly Apple's done that with home kit. Right. That is one of the that is one of the magic things about home kid devices is is because it doesn't require a cloud service operated by the company or an app, you could you could install up say a home kit thermostat, and and that company could disappear, but the the apple home app with still in theory be able to talk to that thermostat and still have it be able to continue operating, and that is one of the ways to think about making your product selection is how is this thing gonna persist? I was the last summer time. Yes. So you obviously, operate a cloud service. We do I look at every other vendor. I bide I'm a sucker for smart outlets. Like so easy way to like just gauge inconsistent. I've every brand is smart outlets. Always like well your app sucks. This one. Slow should it. Should it be should look like that for the consumer that you have a different app for every little devising house? Then is a cloud service user account that then talks to your Google county Amazon account, or whatever or are we actually moving towards that sort of storied place where you have one sort of like middleware solution that just talks ever like smart thing. I think there's always gonna be things that that that particular vendors app. Does nothing else can do right. Like from the August, outdoor some very specific features and functionality there, but but honestly, many August in in Yale lock users can can use the Alexa app or they can use the apple home app or they can use you know, they they can use a smart things out and do a lot of their basic functionality. That means that they maybe they don't open the aug app, very often. All and I think that's fine..

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03:33 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"Are HI business. Most most corporations, you know, your keycard. Your key fob is all is all. Ars as well. So so that is what we do. Right. When we really do that. Well, but but there are things that are related to access right cameras and other security types of products. And so so you'll see some some more of that from us in the UK. We actually have a full blown security system. Right. Just just competes with AT's and the likes. It's a it's a yield branded, you know security system. That's very very popular in the UK. Maybe we wouldn't do that in the US because there's plenty of great security systems. In fact, we partner with with most of them. So, you know, it's a country by country decision really actually my country. Now, that's just like what's happening to market. What's happening culturally? Yeah. What's happening culturally, and what is the need there? So about a fresh Irish about the an and then lock your latest one and the one complain I always had was like this cloud platforms like a little slow. It's a little like hazy sometime but for. Oh for remote control when you're when you're away from home. Yeah. Open it then you got bought and then like three months was like everything got a lot faster was that just like you were able to just like write a bigger check to your cloud provider. Like was that? Is that related? I've been dying to ask you this. Because I I noticed that it was like perceptibly faster about three months after acquisition. You know? I'll tell you. I I'd never I'd never shared this. I'll take Zach. What it was? It was right after we required. We made a decision to stop working on new physical products in just like the entire software team was focused on. How do we just improve our back end? And our cloud services really in the team had been asking for several years to do that. But of course, we're always racing to put out new products and new features, and this was that chance to have kind of breathing room. And and frankly, grow up a little bit right from being a startup to being a salvage company and have everything be be revamped on the back end. And so if you noticed absolutely noticed everything here got a lot faster. And I always wondered like do they just write a bigger check to? Like when we got here you go. Put us on the faster band with plan like stop throttling. So we've talked to a lot of founders we've talked to a lot of hardware startups. That's this is rocky terrain is this kind of the path you want people to take the recommend people take is there a path for August. Like as a standalone company, especially now. Like, I'm looking around and see us now in everything is interoperability everything is about leverage against major platform players. Can you do it without the scale with a big company like an boy, I don't want to discourage the hardware startup founders out there? But the data shows that it's it's pretty hard. Right. There's there's very very few work, compass, if you will that we've seen that have been able to stay standalone, you know, Roku so far, and so no so far and go pro sure some great examples that have been able to do it. But the list is really small, and I think you said it, well, it's tremendous amount of resources required. Right. You have very heavy manufacturing expenses, you have big distribution expenses, and and scaling right? So so, you know with software and services. You can skill very quickly at very nice margins hardware, as you know, has limited margins, and it doesn't scale nearly as fast, which means it's far more capital intensive and sure it can be done..

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

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03:33 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"Are HI business. Most most corporations, you know, your keycard. Your key fob is all is all. Ars as well. So so that is what we do. Right. When we really do that. Well, but but there are things that are related to access right cameras and other security types of products. And so so you'll see some some more of that from us in the UK. We actually have a full blown, you know security system. Right. Just just competes with ADT's and the likes. It's a it's a yield branded, you know security system. That's very very popular in the UK. Maybe we wouldn't do that in the US because there's plenty of great security systems. In fact, we partner with with most of them. So, you know, it's a country by country decision really actually my country. Now, that's just like what's happening to market. What's happening culturally? Yeah. What's happening culturally, and what is the need there? So about a fresh Irish luck about the an home, then lock your latest one and the one complain. I always had was like this cloud platforms like a little slow. It's a little like hazy sometime but for. Oh for remote control when you're when you're away from home. Yeah. Open it then you got bought in like three months. I was like everything got a lot faster was that just like you were able to just like write a bigger check to your cloud provider. Like was that is that related? I've been dying to ask you this. Because I I noticed it. It was like perceptibly faster about three months after acquisition. You know? I'll tell you. I never I'd never shared this. I'll take Zach. What it was? It was right after we were acquired. We made a decision to stop working on new physical products in just like the entire software team was focused on. How do we just improve our back end? And our cloud services really in the team had been asking for several years to do that. But of course, we're always racing to put out new products and new features, and this was that chance to have kind of breathing room. And and frankly, grow up a little bit right from being a startup to being a salvage company and have everything be be revamped on the back end. It's so funny. Have you noticed absolutely noticed everything? Here got a lot faster. And I always wondered like do they just write a bigger check to like? Like when we got to go. Put us on the faster band with plan like stop throttling. So we've talked to a lot of founders we've talked to a lot of hardware startups. It's this is rocky terrain is this kind of the path you want people to take the recommend people take is there a path for August. Like as a standalone company, especially now like I'm looking around and see us now and everything is in our operability everything is about leverage against major platform players. Can you do it without the scale with a big company like an ABA? I don't want to discourage the hardware startup founders out there with the data shows that it's it's pretty hard. Right. There's there's very very few hardware companies. If you will that we've seen that have been able to stay standalone, Roku so far. And so no, so far and go pro sure some great examples that have been able to do it. But the list is really small, and I think you said it, well, it's tremendous amount of resources required. Right. You have very heavy manufacturing expenses, you have big distribution expenses. And and scaling. Right. So so, you know with software and services, you can skill very quickly at very nice margins hardware, as you know, has limited margins, and it doesn't scale nearly as fast, which means it's far more capital intensive and sure it can be done..

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

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03:16 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"You don't have to be cut to cloud in four to work locally and the way the apple architect at home kit. It's very intensive in fact, that it requires a couple of simultaneous video streams and always having this up time when it comes to video home kid is a challenge, Dan. That's why you've you've seen very very few home kit cameras so far now it's going to change because Apple's becoming more flexible trying to work with folks like us and one more challenge to of course, is for all of us that you know, work with home kit. We also have to support all of the Android users while the non apple people out there. Right. So we have to make sure that by putting in something like like one of these technologies into our device, we're not disenfranchising. The other half of users out there and share especially internationally now because you're part of the bigger company. That's right. I'm sure that's something. You think you might even more what specifically there two simultaneous video streams? Yeah. Yeah. I can't remember all of the latest specifications for video imitation is home kit. But there is a there is a set of requirements that that is a is a challenge to implement technically. I have a doorbell Cam. It doesn't seem like that's gonna come to that doorbell. Cam overtime intentions were there. I remember ring canary in August, all three of us said we were going to add home kit tour cameras and all three of us have not and then even people like Arlo who have like one or two models of support home kit, and then the other eight models. Don't there's again, you know, it's a challenge, and, you know, don't even I love home kit. Right. And I think in my house is home kit enabled I'm a big believer. Whereas when you deal with Alexa, and Google assistant, everything is one hundred percent cloud-based, right? Which makes it so much easier to implement is a little bit of like Alexa, can just like do some UPNP stuff. And it seems like. That cloud round trip actually slows you down. And that's a piece of the user experience. I don't think anyone talks about enough with these smart platforms that it actually you get a better user experience of it's all in your house. Yes. Because you're not round tripping to the cloud, especially the video stream, and then like experiencing that lag. Yes. Do you see that? Are you pushing on that like, hey, where should a lot of these fronts Lynch, they live in your house on premises or should everything be in the cloud? I personally think you know, there's benefits to both. The the cloud guys, you know, lexin Google did a great job, reducing latency. I'm just shocked by how fast you can say Alexa, locked the front door and how fast it happens. I mean, it's it was surprised me. The first time I saw it still is a surprise to me. And I actually just left me. I just had. I just had a meeting with Alexa team. And I got the the twenty nineteen roadmap and the things are working on. And. Yeah, I'm not gonna totally. My. They're saying there is a roadmap for twenty days. You know without blowing. And I tell you I am I am so impressed with that team. How they thought through this exact kinds of issues that you just brought up and and they have fully thought through and they have a whole strategy for how to how to improve it in every way. It's it's spectacular. How how much they're doing? Yeah. Again, the story of CIs as a consumer show is like you guys have so many consumer products and sell other people here consumer products with a story seems to be people like you come here to meet with people like the Alexa team in the assistant team. It's a plot out the future is that balance shifting for you. You know, it's convenient back to home get I remember boy it was five years ago. So yes, I remember the apple team said they wanted to be with us in our sweet..

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02:15 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"You don't have to be cut to cloud in four to work locally and the way the apple architect at home kit. It's very intensive in fact, that it requires a couple of simultaneous video streams and always having this up time when it comes to video home kid is a challenge, Dan. That's why you've you've seen very very few home kit cameras so far now it's going to change because Apple's becoming more flexible trying to work with folks like us and one more challenge to of course, is for all of us that you know, work with home kit. We also have to support all of the Android users while the non apple people out there. Right. So we have to make sure that by putting in something like like one of these technologies into our device, we're not disenfranchising. The other half of users out there and share especially internationally now because you're part of the bigger company. That's right. I'm sure that's something to think about even more what specifically there two simultaneous video streams. Yeah. Yeah. I can't remember all of the latest specifications for video imitation is home kit. But there is a there is a set of requirements that that is a challenge to implement technically. I have a doorbell Cam. It doesn't seem like that's gonna come to that doorbell. Cam overtime intentions were there. I remember ring canary in August, all three of us said we were going to add home kit tour cameras and all three of us have not and then even people like Arlo who have like one or two models of support home kit, and then the other eight models. Don't there's again, you know, it's a challenge, and you know, w I love home kit. Right. And I think in my house is home kit enabled I'm a big believer. Whereas when you deal with Alexa, Google assistant, everything is one hundred percent cloud-based, right? Which makes it so much easier to implement is a little bit of like Alexa, can just like do some UP stuff. And it seems like. That cloud round trip actually slows you down. And that's a piece of the user experience. I don't think anyone talks about enough with these smart platforms that it actually you get a better user experience of it's all in your house. Yes. Because you're not round tripping in the cloud, especially the video stream, and then like experiencing that lag. Yes. Do you see that? Are you pushing on that like, hey, where should a lot of these sports Lynch? They live in your house on premises or should everything be in the cloud. I personally think you know, there's benefits to both. The the cloud guys, you know, lexin Google did a great job, reducing latency. I'm just shocked by how fast you can say Alexa, locked the front door and how fast it happens..

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01:44 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"I mean, we we have we have locked so work with them as on. And that's you know, it is a futuristic way of managing access for services to the home. I mean, Amazon certainly has the cameras that has ability to do the vision processing, if anybody was to introduce that you know, I think it could be them Google is well, though, I mean, Google is suspending effort there. And I think I think the nest cameras were the first to basically tell you all your family members when they're when they're in. In the house. So it's funny you bake one specific category of things do you feel like it's harder or different to work with each of these providers in that category. 'cause you don't have the full suite of products you when you when Ghulam see you or Amazon come see your apple come see, you do you think this is what we wanna do? We can push back on them and make them work the way, we want to or is it do they tell you what to do. And it's different. You have to negotiate it we like dealer, and I just some time with the senate's people. We like we're watch leeann Google assistant, which is delayed. It was just like very obvious that the stuff Amazon one and them to in the stuff, Google one. It was like different. Do you do you perceive that as well on the lock side? I mean, we we actually worked with each of the three companies to define the lock profile for their platform. So we were the first smart lock on all three. So because you're the first you get to work with them, and it's very friendly. And and it's been a great relationship. You know, I will mention something I I haven't I haven't mentioned publicly before working with apple with. Home kit course, apple would like to see us at home kit capability or cameras. Well, that's a whole different level of complexity and business challenges the locks don't have. So it's been a great relationship with them on locks in cameras has been a little more of a challenge. It's more challenging cameras one of the one of the great things about home. Could. Of course, is that is it things work locally..

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01:44 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"I mean, we we have we have locked so work with Amazon. And that's you know, it is a futuristic way of managing access for services to the home. I mean, Amazon certainly has the cameras that has ability to to do the vision processing, if anybody was to introduce that you know, I think it could be them Google is well, though, I mean, go is suspending effort there. And I think I think the nest cameras were the first basically tell you all your family members when they're when they're in. In the house. So it's funny you bake one specific category of things do you feel like it's harder or different to work with each of these providers in that category. Because you don't have the full suite of products. Like when you when Ghulam see you or Amazon come see your apple come see, you do you think this is what we wanna do? We can push back on them and make them work the way, we want to or is it do they tell you what to do. And it's different. You have to negotiate it we like dealer, and I just some time with the senate's people. We like we're watch leeann Google assistant, which is delayed. It was just like very obvious that the stuff Amazon one and them to in the stuff, Google one. It was like different. Do you do you perceive that as well on the lock side? I mean, we we actually worked with each of the three companies to define the lock profile for their platform. So we were the first smart lock on all three. So because you're the first you get to work with them, and it's very friendly, and it and it's been a great relationship. You know, I will mention something I I haven't I haven't mentioned publicly before working with apple with. Home kit course, apple would like to see us at home kit capability or cameras. Well, that's a whole different level of complexity and business challenges the locks don't have. So it's been a great relationship with them on locks in cameras has been a little more of a challenge. It's more challenging cameras one of the great things about home. Could. Of course, is that is it things work locally..

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03:31 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"And what I mean by that is that as you know, you can issue a an August key to a friend. That's going to state your house for the weekend. And they don't have to pair to your August. Lock. It just the key is on their phone, and they show up, and boom they let him without any kind of pairing process. That was brand new also when we met the first time smartphones weren't fully adopted, right? Right. So there was this big questions is gonna have a smartphone. So they can use these types of devices for the home. And of course, we know we know we are six years later. We know exactly how six years ago. Yeah. I was like saying like three I'm just like aging myself down just a couple of years ago six years ago. He started. What is what's the biggest change? Is it the voice assistance, certainly the voice assistance gave a big a big lift to smart locks and the overall smart home category. You get one of these devices. I mean, there are virtually free. I mean, let's be honest about this Google Amazon would give all of us a free care with microphone if you could do that. You can't do that. It turns out people. Things if they're free, but they would give us all one three to get us all hooked. I'm shocked that Amazon every year is like thank you bring your prime customer. Here's another one. Right, right. But the other heavily discounted heavily discounted in the route. Is once you get one, you know, you wanna find ways to use it. And so people they buy a connected light bulb or smart lock or or something else. They wanna use with it. And they find out. Hey, this is really a great way to interact with my house, right? My favorite used cases nighttime. I used to have this routine. Go-round my house, and I turn off all the lights turn down the thermostat. I make sure all the doors are locked. And now, I just I just give one voice command. It's peace of mind. Yeah. I'm asking you. This question for my producers act who says his dream is to leave the house and not have his wallet keys. Just have his phone. You can do that. Now, you have an August. Locking your door. You can probably just your phone. Do you see that all coming together? Like, here's one thing. That's like your a little identity, and it's going to be your keys your wallet. Is that is that like the big dream? Yeah. And you know, and I do that. Today. I have my my my phone, and I don't I don't carry keys anymore. I don't I don't carry cash. I think the phone or a wearable is a great authorisation tool for for access control and for payments and other things, but let's get away from that. Like how about how about we moved to to a whole new level of authentication requires me not to have anything other than just me. Yeah. It's terrifying. It's terrifying. A little bit. There's a demo here on the show floor. Video wall. And it's a big camera. And it's just literally people walk by the is like man thirty-five woman way twenties Lau, and it's and assigns you a code and every time it's it's for retail. Right. It's like trade when a retail store and these demos have been around for a long time. But they're doing it at scale. Yes. And you can just see how you would put all those cameras around your house. Where's everybody right now? And it's like, wait. I kind of want that like I could I could see it like we're like, hey Siri. Where's the like you can feel it? Exactly. And then you're like, wait. That's terrible. Syria. As we are you seeing those strands coming together in your work. Yes, we have certainly been working on facial recognition, and we see it as as a future technology. It's it's still a ways off, right? Yeah. But it's getting better. And better. Do you feel the the sort of any threat from the Amazon is here? They're going to they're going to sell you a bunch of stuff and put a camera in your house and the delivery driver can put this off near garage. And they're Amazon's they like, you know, we're going to try it half ass facial recognition. We have enough AWS instances to pull it off. Like, we just horsepower, it do you do you perceive that as a threat, do you think user experience there's good enough?.

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

03:31 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"And what I mean by that is that as you know, you can issue a an August key to a friend. That's going to state your house for the weekend. And they don't have to pair to your August. Lock. It just the key is on their phone, and they show up, and boom they let him without doing kind of a pairing process. That was brand new also when we met the first time smartphones weren't fully adopted, right? Right. So there was this. Big question is everybody can have a smartphone. So they can use these types of devices for the home. And of course, we know we know we are six years later. We know exactly how six years ago. Yeah. I was like saying like three I'm just like aging myself down. This is a couple of years ago six years ago. He started. What is what's the biggest change? Is it the voice assistance, certainly the voice assistance gave a big a big lift to smart locks and the overall smart home category. You get one of these devices. I mean, there are virtually free. I mean, let's be honest about this Google Amazon would give all of us a free care with microphone if you could do that. You can't do that. It turns out people. Things if they're free, but they would give us all one three to get us all hooked. I'm shocked that Amazon every year is like thank you bring your prime customer. Here's another one. Right, right. But the other heavily discounted heavily discounted in the route. Is once you get one, you know, you wanna find ways to use it. And so people they buy a connected light bulb or smart lock or or something else. They wanna use with it. And they find out. Hey, this is really a great way to interact with my house, right? My favorite used cases nighttime. Right. I used to have this routine. Go-round my house, and I turn off all the lights at turn down the thermostat. I make sure all the doors are locked. And now, I just I just give one voice command. It's peace of mind. Yeah. I'm asking you. This question for my producers act who says his dream is to leave the house and not have his wallet is keys. Just have his phone. You can do that. Now, if you have an August locking your door. You can probably just your fun. Do you see that all coming together? Like, here's one thing. That's like your a little identity, and it's going to be your keys your wallet. Is that that like the big dream? Yeah. And you know, and I do that today. I have my my my phone, and I don't I don't carry keys anymore. I don't I don't carry cash. I think the phone or a wearable is a great authorisation tool for for access control and for payments and other things, but let's get away from that. Like how about how about we move to to a whole new level of authentication requires me not to have anything other than just me? Yeah. It's terrifying. It's terrifying. A little bit. There's a demo here on the show floor. Video wall. And it's a big camera. And it's just literally as people walk by the is like man, thirty-five woman way twenties Lau, and it's and assigns you a code and every time it's it's for retail. Right. It's like trade when a retail store and these demos have been around for a long time. But they're doing it at scale s and you can just see how you would put all those cameras around your house. Where's everybody right now? And it's like, wait. I kind of want that like I kid. I could see it like we're like, hey Siri. Where's the like you can feel it? Exactly. And then you're like, wait. That's terrible. Syria. As we are you seeing those strands coming together in your work. Yes, we have certainly been working on facial recognition, and we see it as as a future technology. It's it's still a ways off, right? Yeah. But it's getting better. And better. Do you feel the the sort of any threat from the Amazon is here? They're going to they're going to sell you a bunch of stuff and put a camera in your house and the delivery driver can put this off near garage. And they're Amazon's they like, you know, we're going to try it half ass facial recognition. We have enough AWS instances to pull it off. Like horsepower, it do you do you perceive that as a threat, do you think user experience there's good enough?.

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"Everybody's different fresh in this week's interview episode. We have Jason Johnson. He's the CEO of August. We caught up last week it CAS August was there last year August, which was an independent horror. Stop that. I met about six years ago last year, they sold a huge Swedish company called Atalay. They make millions of locks basically the brand new prime minister is Yale. But Jason's here at CS. They announced a new year lock. They announced a new super high end luxury lock another brand called 'em tech. August is basically becoming the software platform for huge lot company the integrate with Google assistant, they integrate with Amazon, Alexa. They agree with Apple's home kit. And we talked really about the future of the smart home. What it means to work with all three platforms at once? How hard it is to work with the platforms or architecture very differently. And the future of how you're going to get out of your house. Jason this super candidate. He subaru. It was a great conversation chicken. All right. Well here Jason Johnson. He's a CEO of August. The very well known company. I say very well known me because I am a August customer. So everybody, I know is aware that had products, but it's time you announce new locks today. So people probably from a year ago, we sold to the world's largest law company a giant conglomerate out of Sweden that has a lot of brands and we actually launching more August enabled locks from our parent company. So Yale new yield lever lock we announced yesterday. And then today, we announced us several locks under the tech brand. Which is a more premium luxury line of of a hardware and locks for for homes. Yeah. So that the story. Yes. This year seems to be like. It's always smart. I'm it's been two or three years obviously getting in their houses like a core. Smart home use case. But it's really a story of interoperability between all of these platforms. We're seeing it's not an Alexa world or an assistant world or home kit world, every device seems to support everything is that what you're seeing too. Yeah. I for me the role kicked to this top of the week was the apple announcement with you know, Samsung Aljian video and then of course, apple music few weeks ago with with with the echo devices. I mean, what we're seeing is is this this idea of having a closed garden, which which apple is sort of a pit of mice that over the years, this idea of trying to be your own closed garden is just it's just not gonna work for consumers consumers want the they want the devices, and they want all of the services and communication between those devices to work, and it's all about optionality. So you're seeing even with your products consumers, you can't just sell a home kit. Lock it has to support all three. Absolutely, right. We we certainly have customers that. Fully embraced Alexis. I'm fully embraced Google assistant, Google home. And then and then you have people that are die hard. You know, home could servants and people that want to go across all of them. They wanna mix and max and use whatever they want. We have to be flexible, we have to play Switzerland. Yeah. We've mentioned home a few times. That's apples spot home platform. It kind of runs on the phone as opposed to in the cloud like, Google and Amazon. So we met years ago at the code conference, yet your first device, we've talked about extremely walkie like bluetooth standards. Are you still playing the game of this industry is not ready for or trying to do still? Are you still sobbing the technical problems you and I started talking about years ago, whereas that stack mature and now you're solving these like interoperability philosophical problem? And when you and I first met, right bluetooth four point. Oh that the only thing had just it just happened. Right. You're just getting into into devices before that yet a pair. It was always his pairing process you connect your bluetooth device to to something. Like your phone. And then Billy changed all that..

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August CEO Jason Johnson on opening the smart home of the future

The Vergecast

03:42 min | 3 years ago

August CEO Jason Johnson on opening the smart home of the future

"Everybody's different fresh in this week's interview episode. We have Jason Johnson. He's the CEO of August. We caught up last week it CAS August was there last year August, which was an independent horror. Stop that. I met about six years ago last year, they sold a huge Swedish company called Atalay. They make millions of locks basically the brand new prime minister is Yale. But Jason's here at CS. They announced a new year lock. They announced a new super high end luxury lock another brand called 'em tech. August is basically becoming the software platform for huge lot company the integrate with Google assistant, they integrate with Amazon, Alexa. They agree with Apple's home kit. And we talked really about the future of the smart home. What it means to work with all three platforms at once? How hard it is to work with the platforms or architecture very differently. And the future of how you're going to get out of your house. Jason this super candidate. He subaru. It was a great conversation chicken. All right. Well here Jason Johnson. He's a CEO of August. The very well known company. I say very well known me because I am a August customer. So everybody, I know is aware that had products, but it's time you announce new locks today. So people probably from a year ago, we sold to the world's largest law company a giant conglomerate out of Sweden that has a lot of brands and we actually launching more August enabled locks from our parent company. So Yale new yield lever lock we announced yesterday. And then today, we announced us several locks under the tech brand. Which is a more premium luxury line of of a hardware and locks for for homes. Yeah. So that the story. Yes. This year seems to be like. It's always smart. I'm it's been two or three years obviously getting in their houses like a core. Smart home use case. But it's really a story of interoperability between all of these platforms. We're seeing it's not an Alexa world or an assistant world or home kit world, every device seems to support everything is that what you're seeing too. Yeah. I for me the role kicked to this top of the week was the apple announcement with you know, Samsung Aljian video and then of course, apple music few weeks ago with with with the echo devices. I mean, what we're seeing is is this this idea of having a closed garden, which which apple is sort of a pit of mice that over the years, this idea of trying to be your own closed garden is just it's just not gonna work for consumers consumers want the they want the devices, and they want all of the services and communication between those devices to work, and it's all about optionality. So you're seeing even with your products consumers, you can't just sell a home kit. Lock it has to support all three. Absolutely, right. We we certainly have customers that. Fully embraced Alexis. I'm fully embraced Google assistant, Google home. And then and then you have people that are die hard. You know, home could servants and people that want to go across all of them. They wanna mix and max and use whatever they want. We have to be flexible, we have to play Switzerland. Yeah. We've mentioned home a few times. That's apples spot home platform. It kind of runs on the phone as opposed to in the cloud like, Google and Amazon. So we met years ago at the code conference, yet your first device, we've talked about extremely walkie like bluetooth standards. Are you still playing the game of this industry is not ready for or trying to do still? Are you still sobbing the technical problems you and I started talking about years ago, whereas that stack mature and now you're solving these like interoperability philosophical problem? And when you and I first met, right bluetooth four point. Oh that the only thing had just it just happened. Right. You're just getting into into devices before that yet a pair. It was always his pairing process you connect your bluetooth device to to something. Like your phone. And then Billy changed all that..

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"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"jason johnson" Discussed on The Vergecast

"Everybody's different fresh in this week's interview episode. We have Jason Johnson. He's the CEO of August. We caught up last week it CAS August was there last year August, which was an independent horror. Stop that. I met about six years ago last year, they sold a huge Swedish company called Atalay. They make millions of locks basically the brand new prime minister is Yale. But Jason's here at CS. They announced a new year lock. They announced a new super high end luxury lock another brand called 'em tech. August is basically becoming the software platform for a huge company the integrate with Google assistant. They agree with Amazon Alexa, they agreed with Apple's home kit. And we talked really about the future of the smart home. What it means to work with all three platforms at once? How hard it is to work with the platform's architecture very differently and the future of how you're going to get out of your house. Jason this super candidate. He super real conversation chicken. All right. Well here Jason Johnson. He's a CEO of August. The very well known company. I save every well known me because I am a August customer. So everybody, I know is aware that I had these products, but it's time you announce some new locks today. So people probably from a year ago, we sold to the world's largest law company a giant conglomerate out of Sweden that has a lot of brands, and we are actually launching more August enabled locks from our parent company. So Yale new yield lever lock we announced yesterday. And then today, we announced several locks under the tech brand. Which is a more premium luxury line of a hardware locks for for homes. Yeah. So that the story. Yes. This year seems to be like. It's always smart. I'm it's been sworn him some two or three years obviously getting in their houses like a core. Smart home use case. But it's really a story of interoperability between all of these platforms. We're seeing it's not an Alexa world or an assistant world or home kit world, every device seems to support everything is that what you're seeing too. Yeah. I for me the role kicked to this top of the week was the apple announcement with Dino Samsung Aljian video and then of course, apple music few weeks ago with with with the echo devices. I mean, what we're seeing is is this this idea of having a closed garden, which which apple is sort of a pit of is that over the years, this idea of trying to be your own closed garden is just it's just not gonna work for consumers consumers want the they want the devices, and they want all of the services and medication between those devices to work, and it's all about optionality..

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