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YouTube isnt fun for parents trying to shield their kids from scary stuff
"The kids youtube is fun except when it's not especially for parents trying to shield their young ones is from the scary stuff advertising purposes there is a lot of appropriate content on youtube four kids and there's a whole lot that really absolutely is not appropriate the existing brands as opposed to only alternatives. Joe Murphy is editor in Chief of common sense media she says it used to be that up until the age of and now for some related links Youtube one hundred seventy million dollars settlement slash for anyone but kids are Wiley and they will find ways to watch Jill Murphy is editor in chief of common sense media she says I think one aspect of it is isn't algorithm really the best way for us to generate recommendations content to a young impressionable audience can you and I feel like a hypocrite because I have the same battles in my house every day my kids are always asking to watch there are alternatives for you too we have an entire list eight kids were pretty shielded because they need their parents to type in searches now with voice control the age range is shifting younger would expect and it becomes quite a rabbit hole I think it's like there's no FCC equivalent for Youtube right for a long time now a lot of major alienated off of these platforms they wanna be in where it's cool to be and so I think that is why the conversation needs to continue to to be around the players in this space have just kind of held their hands up with Lake will just a platform we just provide a space for others to provide content creamed breakfasts not everyone's of the mindset and then there's the recent one hundred seventy million dollar settlement youtube made for tracking and targeting kids for a whole lot of families are struggling with this easily youtube has become the number one pain point among parents kind of the eight to twelve th space it's not just they're not even like mentally and emotionally and cognitively ready to make those decisions to turn something off to walk away to not be now that's true ish but then there are other offshoots of Youtube where you could pay and create a subscription and they returned to do originals themselves Dr Site the challenges because phones are cool and Youtube is cool and Netflix is cool and kids do not want to be skewed by the messages it feels like unfair fight so what is the parents supposed to do then I know what is supposed to do I am a platform it's not just the way that it plays content but it's actually become tempted plays this idea that there's lots of cool stuff on there your kids gravitate towards that we all love it. I mean there's tons of course often turn to handle youtube in your family it's not an easy conversation you kind of have to feel the personnel because like co sleeping in is only not we could do a little bit better than that and so- feeding algorithm on auto play it just feels unfair really I mean it it puts them in a place I'm a parent and my discussions with other parents supposed to be doing a lot of that. The company had promised to disabled comments on videos featuring minors after it was widely learned that predators were using comments sections to be Jed Kim and that's marketplace tech this is a PM this marketplace podcast retirement Ryan's family says they abide by all laws and regulations you can read about it on our website at marketplace tech dot org nine men's it'll do a better job of policing content aimed at kids rights they company promises it'll disabled comments and personalized ads on all videos aimed at key kids see net says the company will also use machine learning to make sure video feed stay appropriate the thing is the article points out youtube was already that you can find on Youtube but what get served up in the algorithm what get served up through related videos is not necessarily what your rickie even if it's kids making the content buzzfeed says Super Popular Youtube Channel Ryan's for review maybe in hot water for the way it features more than thirty billion total US and lots of endorsement deals but a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission says the channel weaves sponsored product into stuff what began as a toy in boxing channel for now seven year old Ryan has grown into a veritable empire with more than twenty one million subscribers super creepy but see nuts found youtube is still struggling to lockdown commenting on videos featuring minors advertising to kids is it's product tours. NPS surveys all sorts of things that amplify your team and help you reach more nice people in our comm- customer unity got forty five percent loyal users with Intercom in just twelve months go to intercom dot com slash podcast to start making money from real time chat then see everything else intercom can do that's inter-
States take on Google with antitrust investigation. This won't be quick.
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by ultimate software dedicated to putting people first with innovative solutions for HR payroll and talent management learn more at ultimatesoftware dot com ultimate software people first and by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Evan Lyle Rush enterprises is a big fan of Michigan as he put it. The future mobility is going to be decided right here in this state visit planted. 'EM DOT COM to find out why that's P. L. A. N. E. T. M. dot com. They are taking the fight to Google and facebook a lot of states a lot from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying demystifying the digital economy. I'm Jed Kim in from Hollywood this week. Attorneys general from forty eight states the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico announced their joining forces. They're investigating whether Google has engaged in anticompetitive headed behavior. Some of those ages are also part of another investigation into similar questions about facebook. The Google investigation will be directed at how the company's Search and advertising operations may inhibit competition the agee's are coming from both sides of the political aisle remembered bipartisanship and there are already other inquiries underway at the Federal Level Congress the FTC the Justice Department Stephen. Overly reports on tax check policy for politico. We asked him to give us a sense of what the stakes are in what state will be looking for one of the defining metrics for anticompetitive behavior if you're in the US is how it impacts the consumer and our consumers paying higher prices as a result of anti-competitive behaviour. That's trickier to measure with Google. Because most of us pay nothing to use. At least that's the conventional thinking but the argument that you've heard from some of these attorneys general is is that they feel. Google has a stronghold on digital advertising meaning. If you want to place ads online you have very few options beyond google to go to and so as a result these companies pay higher advertising prices and they pass those prices onto the consumer if the state attorney's find the Google all and facebook or did break antitrust laws what happens what can they do. One common outcome of these investigations is to require the companies to change their business practices practices and perhaps submit to sort of outside review to ensure that they have made those changes another approach could actually be to break up these companies for example facebook or Google might have to sell off a piece of their business or break off into two businesses. That's a pretty heavy undertaking There's not been a ton on of success with that in the past and so while these investigations are being announced and they're getting a lot of attention. I think it is a very a difficult legal road ahead for these enforcers if they're actually going to force change at these companies when my we actually see results of the investigation if if this investigation continues to mature and becomes a legal battle. We're likely looking at years of that playing out right now. I think it's clear these investigations are in the information gathering stage and so you know I think you'll start to see in the near future companies coming forward who who haven't already done so to make complaints against these companies and how they run their business. I should add that already. You know you're seeing some antagonise. UNISOM emerge in for example yelp on the review site has long been critical of Google and complain that they engaged in anticompetitive behaviour behavior news publishers have also long had complaints against Google and claim that it's advertising business has damaged their industry. Those industries have already started speaking out and I think you'll start to see more as these investigations mature. Stephen overly is a technology reporter for politico. Could anticompetitive behaviour savior also be seen in say facebook buying up instagram and WHATSAPP Stephen says maybe it really depends on the reasons behind the acquisitions and proving intention can be tough now here awesome related links. The aren't wasting time. They've already subpoenaed Google asking more than two hundred question than demanding record. The Wall Street Journal says some of the information requests get what I just mentioned about the intent behind some acquisitions like the buying of Doubleclick ad mob and add Meld Inc those are companies companies that helped build Google's AD business the only states attorneys general who are not yet part of the investigation into Google are those from Alabama and California in the latter's absence is pretty notable considering that it's a massive state home to Google with lots of resources and an attorney general's office. That's built a a strong antitrust team the AG Heavier Bezerra hasn't said why just that it needs to protect quote ongoing and potential investigations Gatien's the L. A. Times points out that but Sarah's political campaigns have received close to forty thousand dollars from Google related entities but then there are a bunch of other theories to the time reach out to get the opinions of a lot of experts. I alluded to the many acquisitions. FACEBOOK has made of other companies. It's kind of hard to know what the exact number is. The Wall Street Journal says that's around ninety tech wise put solicit just above seventy and tech wise has made an infant graphic. It got fifteen years of facebook shopping starting. Let's about-face which went for two hundred thousand dollars and going through rock style last February Price Tag egg unknown you can find links to all of this at our website marketplace tech dot ordered Seventy Hughes and Matt Pretty Produce Marketplace Tech Eve tro is our senior producer we had helped this week from Jody Becker Robin Edgar and serve regardless our our engineers are intern is hey seuss Alvarado. I'm I'm Jed Kim and that's marketplace tech this is APN. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by Entercom Intercom. What's more four of the Nice people visiting your website to give you money so they took a little chat bubble in the corner website and packed it with conversational bots product tours. 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Pindrops work. But if you (or your drone) require location precision, theres an app for that.
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Probably as soon as you could string together sentences your parents drummed into you. The fact that you live at such and such Evergreen Terrace Springfield field wherever nowadays you can just make your kid remember three words like engine doors cubs or life gps budget and that string of random words is enough to point to a unique ten foot by ten foot patch of ground somewhere on the globe. What three words is a company. That's divvied. David the planet into fifty seven trillion squares each with its own unique string of three identifying words anyone with the company's APP or website can translate locations locations from those words it's been used to help direct emergency responders in the UK and even deliver mail in Mongolia. Chris Sheldrick is co founder and CEO we owe at what three words and he says traditional addresses are too often imprecise and overdue for improvement it is incredibly difficult still so in many parts of the world to get exactly to where you're going and in the UK and the US that can be getting to the right entrance of a building even if the address contemplates to the right place but in so much of the world's just oven areas or Roy areas just not properly match addressed tool so we wanted to provide a very simple yet accurate way all talking about any ten foot square in the world. I understand that addresses can be a little difficult to navigate advocate but I imagine a time when electricity will go out or cell service. We'll go down. Is there a way that we could use this. If we didn't have computer or smartphone capability I see what you mean if he had no smartphone and Kapiti capability yes you would be stuck to us three address in us. Norio Butts while smartphones are here with us and functioning then three would addressees can provide a really really good way to get around and just to be clear like we're not trying line to replace addresses or area names or any of this sort of historical ways that we talk about the world what we're trying to do is when you do have a small faint sane or call will some electric device which want to really simplify the way the you can communicate a precise location. How do you make money so what three words is is a free APP for consumers to use free website we license attack to businesses who wants to convert between three addresses and coordinates so for example well we charge our customers like Mercedes Benz to have what three words pre fitted into that calls. How do you see this being useful in the future as new technology develops so a lot of it is all around precision if you think about drones and drone delivery I mean Nolanda is a post to the trust can be good enough because you're gonNA have to specify the Franca another back on starting to see the software developers who make software for these kinds of things putting in what we were at this very early stage because the idea of somebody like manually typing in that GPS coordinates full adroit to make a delivery seems kind of difficult. Chris Sheldrick is CEO of what three words the words are random which can seem suspect when game winning goal points to a spot in Brazil. What do you do if you live at massive passive dinosaur pile. Can you lobby for a change. Sheldrick says nope that's locked in but you could just pick an adjacent square and now for some related links by the way you can't use what three words on Google or apple maps yet still. I've we've had fun looking at locations on what three words like if you're searching for able bodied gentlemen you'll have to swim. He's pretty far off the coast of Chile. If you're skeptical of what three words and it's mapping here not alone one what three words skeptic blogger terence eden takes issue with a lot of what the company offers most of all. He doesn't like that the company's. Algorithm is proprietary therefore secret which he says goes against the open source feel. It's going for one interesting side note. He points out is that tectonic shift means. Many spots will someday have to change the three words associated with their locations. There's no place I'd rather be right now than punk unfriendly cooking. If you're nervous about tech companies knowing and utilizing your location data you might might not like that apple appears to be preparing to hyper boost future phone models tracking and locating capabilities venture beat says leaks specs for co-processor processor code named rose APPs up phone sensors with it an iphone. We'll be able to tell when it's falling also the way it and other accessories are laid out in a room. Future phones could also contain ultra wideband wireless radio technology that will allow items to be pinpointed to within ten to thirty centimeters of their actual locations good luck finding me in my secret underground headquarters which according to this APP is not too far north of New Orleans breath. I'm Jed Kim and that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by ENTERCOM NARCAN intercom. 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Its happening in Knoxville: Time, money and marketing make smaller cities viable tech hubs
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation John Romanelli Finder and CEO at airspace experienced technology says in Michigan Revolution is in the air find out what planet is doing to help businesses make that possible at platinum dot com. That's P. L. A. N. E. T. M. Dot com lots of cities would like to become tech hubs but it takes time money and these days marketing from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Jed Kim in from Hollywood. There are many reasons city wants a flourishing tech industry a lot of high paying jobs investments in the community community and cultural institutions of course when it grows too fast there can also be downsides like stratospheric housing prices gentrification but that's far off the radar of most cities that really want to court big tech remember the rabid fervor of the Amazon. HQ to competition for for cities that didn't get in early on tech developing as a hub is a long process with a lot of things that have to go right. Jim Biggs worked in silicon can valley for years before moving to Knoxville Tennessee where he's Executive Director of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center which is a business accelerator he laid out the hurdles his city and others face access to capital from one though just isn't much free-flowing capital venture capital in particular that makes it into some of these smaller communities then the second is attracting and retaining talent you know I think people want to move to places where they see opportunity and where they think that that if this startup doesn't work then I've got one straight down the road that I can go to jump in there. I'm imagine there is a flip side. So what are the advantages manages well. I guess the obvious one is that the cost of living is substantially cheaper than it is. If you WANNA talk about San Francisco New York Boston that's been. I think the biggest selling point but what we found is that most of these smaller communities also have one or two unique strengths were assets that they're able to leverage in some way that aren't art being sort of replicated in places like the bay area and I think that's also been a strong driver of a lot of the the startup communities in these in these smaller regional economies finding access to investment can be an issue. How do you solid that problem. You do two things. One is you cultivate relationships with people in the communities where there is more capital and then you also also have to educate the local population about the value of investing in new business creation for a long time it it was more perceived as altruism than it was a sort of risky but potentially lucrative asset class and so you had people who had wealth in the community who were being persuaded to put money into things because there buddy was into it or because their kids brother's son was doing it which is great but then when that thing flames out and these do the you know the the responses man. I'm never doing that again and so you know a lot of people have come and gone from the the investor her community without being offered a more structured way to both do something that supports the community but also provide a return that they're looking in for Jim. Biggs is Executive Director of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. He says he did two things upon arriving in Knoxville one he started saying y'all to he filled his closet with orange close so he'd blend in at University of Tennessee Football Games and now for some links wired looks at the problems of brain drain from smaller cities to superstar ones like San Francisco New York Etcetera. It also looks at effort. Some places are undertaking to reverse the flow. The state of Vermont has been offering ten thousand dollar reimbursements for people to move there the air and work remotely similar program has been established for Tulsa Oklahoma. There have been quite a few takers in general smaller cities hold a salary advantage over larger cities when adjusted for cost of living techrepublic says the top ten locations are Justin. Salaries are all small to mid sized cities. These top spot goes to Brownsville Harlingen Texas followed by Fort Smith Between Arkansas and Oklahoma. My Hometown Toledo Ohio comes in at number five five. Go mud hens. The thing is this is true in general but not when it comes to the tech industry tech salaries after adjustment are still still five percent higher in large metro areas compared with smaller ones so how can smaller cities compete the Brookings Institution agrees with Jim. Big said about figuring out what unique benefits your city can offer and investing in them. That's what Syracuse New York is doing to build up as a center for developing unmanned systems tech. The city has a historical electronics industry as well as in sensors and defense that may give them a leg up on developing being drawn tech tech accelerator there has attracted many international companies. You can find links to all of this on our website at marketplace tech dot org. I'm Jed Kim and that's marketplace tech this APM. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by Entercom Tom. 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For U.S. Navy destroyers, old controls might be safer than new tech
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Mccain collided with the liberian merchant vessel ten sailors died. Meghan eckstein is deputy editor for the u._s. News which is part of the u._s. naval institute she says the national transportation safety board found that the u._s. mccain collision was caused by a helmsmen and he was confused by his touchscreen displays. He meant to slow down the ship but instead made a sharp right turn. An investigation led to more than a hundred hundred recommendations to improve safety and readiness on ships turns out. The touchscreen controls for speed are not preferred by a lot of personnel. They want physical throttles instead. The navy has taken note for new ships and will roll out a retrofit to change existing ones. Meanwhile eckstein says it's not just the control screens but also deficiencies in training that have caused confusion. I think one of the challenges is simply that there's not a lot of commonality from ship to ship of the way everything is currently allocated to the fleet so if you're a sailor in your on one ship you served there for two or three years when you go to your next assignment it might it not have the same bridge controls and might not have you know you might be moving from a physical throttle to a touchscreen or you might be moving from touchscreens at touchscreen but they're not the same aim and all the same controls aren't where you thought they were so this kind of comes down to you know with these touch screens in an emergency everything's muscle memory and if you're not sufficiently trained on them and the buttons aren't where you think they are and it's not consistent every time. He used that system in emergency. You're not going to know how to do it right. Why and when did the navy switch to touch screen throttles when the navy goes through its shipbuilding programs and it's ship modernization programs it really doesn't specify a lot of detailed detailed requirements for the shipbuilders so and a lot of cases you have shipbuilding companies who <hes> when they're making their pitches to the navy they want the most up-to-date technology they want you know the latest and the greatest that they can provide to sailors and a lot of cases that has involved moving to more digital systems more touchscreen type systems <hes> and and so this really isn't anything the navy kind of intentionally went towards. It's something that was really driven by industry and just sort of this desire to innovate and incorporate the latest and greatest technology. Oh gee what are they doing with the touchscreen now. There's a lot of ways that the trudge screens can be useful for example. There are certain <hes> cruise with smaller followership. I'm sorry ships was smaller crews where it's actually quite useful to have so much control at your fingertip on touchscreen so i don't think the navy fully wants to pull away from those <hes> also with the combat systems having a fully digitize system means that you can update it faster. You can blast out software updates over satellite relate. Even if you have a ship that's deployed so there are some cases where having fully digitized touchscreens are really useful. It just turns out you have to do that with a purpose. This one of the admiral's told me this kind of falls in the bucket of we did it because we could and i think that's becoming clear that that's not a good enough reason to have touch screen ship controls. Meghan eckstein is deputy editor for u._s. News she says about sixty destroyers old and new will get the physical throttles hopefully starting next summer and now for some related links meghan epstein recently interviewed retiring navy admiral john richardson's he he had a lot to say about how technological advances played out during his tenure. Essentially the navy he left behind is very different from the one he inherited something. I i learned from reading it is that three hundred fifty five ships is the minimum fleet size the lead necessary for achieving the pentagon strategic guidance and he guesses how many they'd really like six hundred fifty three now. You're ready for jeopardy. An article in forbes looks at two different navy ships that are incorporating and bishop new technologies in their designs one. The author says is likely headed for a lot of criticism when issues inevitably arise because it's been touted as bad bad already when it launches the other is given more leeway on performance because military officials and lawmakers have been told. It's more experimental something to learn from an incorporate into future ships. Maybe a lesson they're on the importance of managing expectations matt pretty and stephanie hughes-produced marketplace tech yvetot is our senior producer server gear and robin edgar engineer the show our intern is hey shoes alvarado. I'm jed kim and that's marketplace. Take this is a p._m. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by entercom intercom. What's it's more of the nice people visiting your website to give you money so they took a little chat bubble in the corner website and packed it with conversational bots product tours n._p._s. Surveys all sorts of things that amplify your team and help you reach more nice people inner calm customer unity got forty five percent more loyal users with entercom in just twelve of months go to intercom dot com slash podcast to start making money from real time chat then see everything else intercom can do. That's intercom dot com slash podcast.
Detroits first director of digital inclusion helps a divided city get online
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Most applications are online need to check your bank account. Pay bills dell's check medical records do homework. It's all easier if you're online and getting a lot harder if you're not detroit is one of the least connected big american cities according to the national digital inclusion alliance less than half of homes. There have broadband internet that means hundreds of thousands of detroiters stand stand on the losing side of a growing digital divide. It's judge edmunds job to help. Detroiters get online and so them why they need to. He's he's the city's first director of digital inclusion and he says the problem is in just infrastructure. We have several internet service providers and if you actually look at the provider data ninety eight to one hundred percent of detroit is covered with internet access. Sorry issue isn't necessarily internet access internet adoption meaning. What are the bears the technology adoption that are causing detroiters not to take advantage of getting into the home costing one of the big barriers. We look at poverty. Poverty directly exacerbates the digital divide something like the digital divide. That's maybe not well understood by. You know a lot of people a lot of times. When there's this kind of different understanding that there's often like a different language that's understood like is there any example of things that people say that somebody on the other side of the divide just wouldn't get yes when i was on focus groups with public housing residents in cleveland and we kept talking about applications like oh you know download an app download it up and <hes> people were thinking i was talking about job applications and that's such as light example but we've just taken technology and integrated it in and we get it but people don't this task does not sound easy and not cheap. What are you in the city gonna do to expand access us. I've identified five hundred sixty one free wifi sites all throughout the city of detroit that make money to do. I mean i'll be maybe my salary went to knowing. It and these aren't municipal networks. These are your mcdonald's or tim hortons that random nonprofit on the corner that church that has it if you go to any neighborhood where there's a lot of children and there's no library present and there's mcdonalds there. Those kids are going to mcdonald's to do their homework and i'm not saying that the city is saying go to mcdonalds and do your homework rather. It's very interesting to see the way that public wifi and free. Wi fi is driving people to certain places. I would say what's looming over. All of this is the fact that the census next year is going online and so when i have residents namely my older residents gordon were like no. I don't be like this. Are you know i don't feel comfortable during this. What are the implications around the sense. Uh being counted. There's a cast value that it every single resident has mike figure wrong but i believe every resident <hes> it's worth eighteen hundred dollars a year to the census so if you're not counted managing ask them locations around that joshua edmonds is the director of digital inclusion for the city of detroit. If you wanna see the city's digital divide on a map the university of michigan again put together an atlas of homes without computers without broadband with only a smartphone and just with cellular data. We've got a link on our site at marketplace place tech dot org and now for some related links dallas also ranks low when it comes to connectivity the dallas morning news says a._t. And t. has invested in better connectivity in areas with higher property values and not so much or not at all all in areas with lower values by the way eight hundred brought in twenty eight and a half billion dollars from internet service last year. The paper has an awesome interactive active features that shows the gap at pretty granular levels. Some hope the onset of five g. means a better chance to bridge the digital divide in rural areas and they're looking at the much celebrated oversee band of broadcasting spectrum. The f._c._c. may decide to free parts of the spectrum up for five g. Use the hill has an op ed from the president of the wireless internet service providers association he worries the band will just get divvied up among major communications companies this and wants a portion set aside for connecting rural areas. He doesn't seem too optimistic. That's the way congress is leaning. I'm jed kim and ad that's marketplace tech. This is a._p._m. 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Electric vehicles are getting noisier, for safety's sake
"The electric vehicles lack roaring engines. What should they on lake instead from american public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying hang the digital economy. I'm kim in for molly would <music> one of the strangest things to get used to about electric vehicles. It's out eerily quiet. They are it. It makes you realize how much we associate engine noise with driving that lack of sound can be problematic even deadly think about the visually impaired or anyone one blandly oblivious to vehicles because we're tearing at our smartphones in the european union. New models of electric vehicles will now have to make some kind of noise out of these safety fifty concerns. Some carmakers have already been doing that and they're taking it as an opportunity to craft signature sounds chris. Valance is a reporter for the bbc b._b._c. He reported on the designers need to think about when making that new car sound so i suppose the number one consideration is that this tells you something is coming that there is a car on its way but then within that of course you know like everything in a car manufacturer from i guests the cup holders to the keys as a kind of chance to say something about the brand so few manufacturers have been doing this for awhile ahead of rules that are going to require roll new electric models in europe to have one of these what they called acoustic vehicle alert system. I wanna visited jank. You're which is calm armani factory with the long roots in the u._k. Because they'd already put one of these systems in their new electric s._u._v. the jaguar apace and we actually have have the sound of the i._p._c. collected it. You know that sound has gone through a pretty lengthy development process before it hit those interestingly. The sound design process starts really before the visuals of the car. Finally i said jaguars so they start with kind of like mood boards boards and then they sort of try out the sounds now i think one of the initial sounds they came up with was a sort of flying sources sound and that was sort of problematic because <hes> they said that people wouldn't look at the roads that we sort of looking at the sky because you know what does a flying saucer so try the sounds <hes> some were they felt were a little little bit too futuristic like this synthetic engine sound <music> rather sounds that are sort of layers is they then build up the the finish sound from so. I rather like this which i thought was a bit like the deck of the star destroyer <music> but they want something a bit more. They thought it was a bit more positive so let's say let's say the st engineering planning falcon. We're talking about changing the very the sound of a busy street why not just try to replicate the sound of a moving car. You know we we recognize well. I think for the bronze i it's it's sort of an opportunity to to really make a statement about their vehicle. They are kind of designing away the future sound of the streets and that certainly concern for the designers jaguar. I mean they. They played me a mock up there and made of water a whole street full of their new i of their r._e._i. Pace cars would sound like we can. We can hear a little bit of concern. There actually actually was that you know the internal combustion sounds. They blend quite well. I mean you can argue about that but you know we used to. The noise that lots of internal combustion engines never very concerned that the sounds of their cash as well and they played me what it would sound like if you got it completely wrong. It's it's pretty annoying really so. It's dentist's drill isn't it. I mean not serve like are there any rules or regulations limiting. The sounds like cars are we'll be able to make yes there. Are there lots of rules and regulations. They talk about you know. The restrictions on frequent says they specifically sort of rule allowed some kind of sounds like a memory serves. I think you mentioned the random sounds like waterfall sounds. You know it can't just be anything. I mean you're not going to get the hamster dance up from gaza anytime soon chris valance reports for the bbc he says it's easy to fred about all these annoying sounds filling streets gapes but the designers in car makers say the future of our roads with more e._v.'s and they're fake sounds will not only be safer but actually quieter than today and now for some related links if you really value peace and quiet. You may be glad to learn that b._m._w. Is finishing up a program to install a hundred e._v. Charging stations at or near national parks it helps address the problem of e._v. Charging being too concentrated in in certain areas but absent from remote places need proof that car makers are really investing in sound b._m._w. Is partnering with hans zimmer. You know that film composer behind movies like inception anyway. He's composing the sounds for b._m._w. Iconic sounds electric. The company is sound brand. Techcrunch has more on the partnership and there's a video featuring the sound. He designed for one of their concept cars. The video is appropriately weird and korean automaker. Sunday is the first to release a mass market electric vehicle in india. Bloomberg says the kuna s._u._v. will start right retailing for two point five million rupees there. That's about thirty six thousand dollars up to this point. India has been the last major market without a real all electric trich vehicle for everyday consumers the government there is making a push to reduce pollution that plagues the country. I'm jed kim and that's marketplace okay. This is a p._m. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by inner calm intercom. 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Amazons Choice does not vouch for product quality
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by indeed. Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist qualified candidates using an online dashboard and get started today and indeed dot com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace and by smart water. Smart water is on a mission to add fresh thinking to the world. That's why why they created two new ways to hydrate smart water alkaline with nine plus p. h. Helps keep you hydrated while you're on the move and smart water antioxidant without its selenium helps you find balance for your body dan mind and now you can order smart water by saying alexa order smart water yourself. Thank yourself smart water. That's pretty smart looking for the the best do hickey to buy on amazon. You may want to look beyond the one amazon recommends from american public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying digital economy. I'm jed kim in for molly would i. I need a glacken spiel because why not thing is. I know pretty much. Nothing nothing about what makes for a good clocking spiel and when you search for glacken spiel on amazon you get flooded with more than two thousand results fortunately one of the results. Let's has the label of amazon's choice but it turns out that label isn't always a great indicator of quality nicole. Newman is a technology reporter. Ed buzzfeed news. The amazon's choice label helps boost item sales which also helps amazon since it gets a cut but new and says there's not much known about how the designation gets awarded who is choosing this product is it jeff bezos and selfish amazon employees at a robot and amazon is pretty much a black box walks in terms of how big their marketplaces how many products get amazon's choice the designation and the reason why they don't publicize numbers ars is because they're changing all the time because amazon's choices partially automated that label is awarded and then taken away every single minute of every day okay so it's impossible to track but anecdotally amazon's choice is not indicative of high quality products necessarily. How can this be manipulated. Well because review manipulation is so widespread on the platform and by review manipulation. I mean like fake reviews reviews for an entirely different product. That isn't the product in the listing. As long as reviews are one of the metrics used to gauge whether or not a product should get this very special label. There's really no reason for consumers to trust amazon's choice. So what is the solution here. I mean do i need to double. Check all my purchases. It gets like consumer reports or something like that. Yes i highly recommend doing off. Amazon research do a cursory google does does that brand exist outside of amazon. A quick search can really mitigate a lot of that. <hes> read the reviews if the reviews are suspiciously all five stars. That's that's a huge red flag. If the reviews don't even refer to their product that's being sold. That's a huge red flag and there are sites like consumer reports and wire cutter and good housekeeping that scientifically review recommend products so i would highly recommend using those sites while you're shopping sounds like a lot of work. I'm shocked that the five star thing is a red flag because my goal is to find the product that does close to five stars possible but you're telling me that's a mistake. I know it's deeply upsetting because us you know rating systems are everywhere tripadvisor yelp amazon and they can be manipulated very easily and this is twenty nineteen eighteen and that is the story of two thousand nineteen. The coal new one is a technology reporter buzzfeed news by the way the reviews of amazon's choice squawk and spiel not not so great. I'm going to ask our music what he recommends. You'll this one he's left in the studio. It's this why i can't stop thinking about guada- feels and now for some related related links the wall street journal writes that amazon has essentially given up control of its site to third party sellers. That's led to a whole lot of unsafe products being listed for sale. The journal says it found more than forty one hundred items that were quote declared unsafe by federal agencies are deceptively labeled or are banned by federal regulators emma's legal defense because there have been lawsuits over deaths related to some of the items is that it just provides a platform for third party sellers others by the way third party sales now account for sixty percent of what gets sold on amazon amazon owned audible is being sued by several major book publishers. There's over a new feature. It's releasing in some public schools. The verge explains that the feature provides captioning of audio books so that listeners can read along in real time the problem kim is that audible hasn't licensed the audiobooks it bases its speech to text captioning on audible believes it's protected because the words are generated by artificial intelligence. Gotta have more glacken spiel. We've got a link to a video of a pretty epic marimba and vibraphone performance and yes. I know no. It's not a glacken spiel. I want you to know what i'm gonna. Look like when i play mine that thirty seven hughes-produced marketplace tech eve tro wpro is our senior producer. We had to help this week from jody becker. Serve gary is our engineer. Our intern is seuss el dorado. I'm dead kim and that's marketplace. Take a this is a p._m. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by entercom intercom intercom. What's more of the nice people visiting your website to give you money so they took a little chat bubble in the corner website and packed it with conversational bots product product tours n._p._s. Surveys all sorts of things that amplify your team and help you reach more nice people in our comm- customer unity got forty five percent more loyal users. There's with entercom in just twelve months. Go to intercom dot com slash podcast to start making money from real time chat then everything else intercom can do. That's intercom dot com slash podcast.
Teens on screens might be a good thing
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by ultimate software dedicated to putting people first with innovative solutions for h._r. Payroll and talent management learn more at ultimatesoftware dot com ultimate software people first. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by the michigan economic development corporation evan lyle of rush enterprises is a big fan of michigan again as he put it. The future of mobility is going to be decided right here in the state is a planet dot com to find out why that's p. L. a. n. e. t. m. dot com. It is quality not quantity that counts was as up writing about screen time and adolescent mental health from american public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm jed kim in for molly. Would it feels like we're constantly bombarded with new stories race about how screens and technology are destroying our kids. Mental health turns out though when it comes to adolescence those negative impacts of screen time may be overblown own. Mike lynn johnson is an assistant professor of psychology at the university of north carolina at greensboro. She led a team that did a longitudinal study following up with a group of students over a couple of years asking how they're using tack and how they're feeling then they collected more than thirteen thousand observations on hundreds of those kids ads and the results were pretty different from a lot of the familiar headlines when it comes to kids and screens i would say i was a bit surprised but our findings are actually quite consistent. Stint with an emerging body of literature was suggests that these correlations that have been observed between technology mental health are actually quite small and those small effect sizes. Perhaps we're gleaned from the earlier studies when not all teams were using technology to the same degree in today's day and age where the vast majority of of teens are pretty digitally connected. It looks like it's more normal for teens to have a lot of engagement online and that perhaps it's not linked with negative mental health outcomes and there there are also some definite positives associated with screens and time spent online yeah so the broader literature has recently suggested that teens who are most needing support actually go online to get it in the form of social support or maybe searching for information about their mental health difficulties and actually in our study one one of the few significant findings that did emerge was that those teenagers who were the heaviest tax messengers who spent the most time messaging actually eight reported less depression than those teams who were less frequent tax messengers so that might mean that perhaps teens are using in these online tools so like text messaging and that it's serving as a strength a source of social support for instance you as parents we do have some tools rules to establish you know parental controls over what our kids are doing and seeing is that a good answer is being oversold. This study would suggest us that parental controls are based just on time so like the number of minutes that your kid can watch netflix and then it shuts off automatically. I don't know that that's going to be you. Are magic bullet for helping kids use technology in a way that is pro social and aids in their development if the parental controls were more nuanced johnston got out. The quality of what kids are doing online. Maybe but i don't know how effective those are at this point. I think my advice for right now where the technology's -nology stands is that it's important for parents to talk to their kids and that that doing the legwork is probably a better way of making sure that your kids stay safe and using technology in a way that's helpful not harmful to them rather than relying on a new technology that we're not quite sure yet how it works. Mike lynn johnson. Listen is a clinical psychologist and research psychology at the university of north carolina at greensboro. She suggests spending time with your kids watching the youtube videos they like or you even playing fortnight with them. Yeah they'll beat you but you can ground them for dancing over your corpse and now for some related links all about screen time you can judge for yourself how much you should fred over them. The guardian reports on how many the u._k. Teens are adhering to recommended daily activity guidelines. There are three get at least eight hours of sleep exercise for at least an hour and spend less than two hours looking at screens. What percentage of teens achieve all three less than ten percent. The exercise wants the real killer how why do american teams fair. I don't know i was too afraid to look especially considering. I myself fail on each of the goals. The independent is a story. That's a fun read trade. Even if i am a little suspicious of its scientific merit a survey polled a thousand nursery workers most of them believe screens are hurting kids creativity. Here are some relevant numbers fewer than half of them report that children at their daycare's have imaginary friends and seventy two percent of nursery workers say imaginary friendship is down from five years ago. I say who needs imaginary friends anymore. Hey siri. Let's go play in the magical forest. Sorry i couldn't find in the magical forest in your music. Never mind finally the website helpline has a story that tries to correlate teenagers i- problems with increase screen usage figure they quote says thirty five percent of thirteen to sixteen year olds needed glasses last year. That's a seventy five percent increase from twenty twelve. It says kids is are more susceptible to damage from light as a possible solution. The article suggests light blocking filters. You can put on your kids devices choices. I'm jed kim and that's marketplace tech. This is a p._m. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by intercom intercom. What's more of the nice people visiting your website to give you money so they took a little chat bubble in the corner of a website and packed active with conversational bots product tours n._p._s. Surveys all sorts of things amplify your team and help you reach more nice people intercom customer unity. He got forty five percent more loyal users with entercom in just twelve months. Go to entercom dot com slash podcast to start making money from real time chat then see everything else intercom can do. That's intercom dot com slash podcast.
A tailored ride-hail service with special needs in mind
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by guideline think your business is too small to offer a 4. It's not join the thousands of small businesses and startups that offer a guideline 4. Guideline is affordable easy to manage and the best part it's it's free to start a guideline dot com for details. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by smart water on a mission to add fresh thinking to the world that's why they created to new ways to hydrate smart water alkaline with nine plus P. H.. Helps keeps you hydrated while you're on the move and smart water the antioxidant with added Selenium helps you find balance for your body in mind and now you can order smart water with Alexa yourself will thank yourself smart water. That's pretty smart a startup banking on ridesharing. That's more caring thing from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Jed Kim in Hollywood. It seems like Uber and lift are everywhere these days and for many millions of people it's great because those services make it easier and often cheaper to get where you need to go but they don't work for everyone. Seniors and people with disabilities often need more help than a ride hailing services designed to provide and while sometimes city or a county has special public transportation options. They're not always available or reliable. Able K. Cheetah lives a gable pines a senior living community in Saint Paul Minnesota until very recently she mostly got around with a shared public transportation program called Metro Mobility but it wasn't the greatest the night they left until seventy seven. We won't charge you for this right. I said we'RE NOT GONNA get paid if you did charge me and I said I'm never caught using you again. We'll got so where I had to now. She has another option hyphen her residence partnered with a startup called mobility for all its in the business of on-demand rides for people who need extra help getting into a car or other special services. You don't need an APP or even a smartphone. It's designed with seniors and people with disabilities in mind. John is the C._E._O.. Of Mobility for all for our latest installment of evenly distributed exploring digital divide and tech don't shares what's at stake for his users. Seniors and people with disabilities have have gotten used to have accepted that they're just going to be socially isolated and that's not good for their health. It's not good for their wellbeing. That is a huge cost to our society. If you think think of like an Uber or lift or a taxi company those are typically curbed curb service you have to go meet them at the curb whereas our drivers are trained and the expectation is that they will meet our riders within. The senior communities that they live in or after front door and provide that assistance from the threatful all the way into the vehicle and then to their final destination whether it's at Church or at the reception desk for an appointment at doctor's office we have very little capital. We don't have a fleet of cars or minivans or wheelchair accessible vehicles. We contract out for those so that's more of that Gig kind of tech economy that we're using and then we use technology also to make sure all that works in concert in the twin cities we have partnerships with five senior living communities so the market that we're building has actually there. It's one that's invisible to a lot of companies out there whether it's Uber lift because they're underserved seniors and people with disabilities want to be out they have this huge pent up demand for getting a ride for having mobility options but the supply of that service is an out there and that's what we're feeling. We're filling that gap. That's John Donne C._E._O.. Of Mobility for all that's four as in the number four by the way don't says he hopes to expand the company beyond the Minneapolis Saint Paul area in twenty twenty and now for some related links more. Services are popping up to provide ridesharing focused on accessibility tech crunch reports on May mobility which is developing electric vehicles that travel at low speeds and our wheelchair accessible. The design allows wheelchair users to stay in their chairs rolling up rams to enter the vehicles and there's no testing shows they need to make some adjustments like longer rams to make it easier to board still company hopes to make its shuttles operational in Columbus grand rapids and providence soon food. How did the whole Gig economy thing takeoff Yahoo? Finance has an interview with the founder of cash grab it service connects freelance laborers with customers who need health and developed back when we weren't used to the idea of using an APP to a higher some ordinary Schmo task grab. It didn't go the I._P._O.. Route was instead acquired by here in two thousand seventeen another thing that sets it apart from Uber lift than the like it was profitable when it made the decision to sell as a driver for Uber or lift. You've got to worry about keeping a ratings up. Hope no one Ralph's in the backseat nowadays though you also need to worry about becoming an unwitting accomplice to a crime Newsweek lists a few instances of rideshare rideshare as getaway driver including one where a new uber driver had no idea his writer was holding up a gas station. You only figured it out when the cops came to his house and arrested him he was released but man gotta hope he got a good tip from the writer Ryder Right Jed Kim and that's marketplace tech. This is a P._M.. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by Oregon State University campus it's been said.
YouTubers, influencers and big business converge at VidCon 2019
"Hey marketplace tech listeners. Marketplace has a new podcast out now called this is uncomfortable. It's a weekly show out Thursday's about life and how many messes with it. The show looks at things like what happens when one person in a relationship has way more money than the other what happens when work is the thing that makes us cry at work and how to manage all the ways many gets in the way of our relationships shapes our identities and a lot of times defines what it means to be an adult subscribe to this is uncomfortable wherever you get your podcasts. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Evan Lyle of rush enterprises is a big fan of Michigan as he put it. The future of mobility is going to be decided right here in the state is a planet dot com to find out why. That's P. L. A. N. E. T. M. dot com. It's BITCON twenty nineteen. The Mecca for Youtubers influencers and there are many many fans from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Jed Kim in for Molly. Would masses have converged on Anaheim California for the tenth annual Vid con where Industry execs and fans they interact with their favorite influencers and of course take selfies with a giant rainbow slide barbecues glittering dream house. People vote lined up early like Valerie Ortega at seven A._M.. She says her daughter WHO's on Youtube as galaxy lunar begged to come from El Paso my daughter Dazzling Ortega is a big fan of a lot of youtubers. So she's helping to meet some important. People try to get her name out there. To <hes> Jesus Kevin Wagner live streamed from the line to Gamer platform twitch. He had thousands of dollars worth of gear strapped to his shoulder. His waist erased my main goal of doing this is a share experiences with people that maybe can't financially afford to go or if they have you know fears of planes or just have social anxiety altogether so that's why I'm trying to do most of community helped me fund this rig covering all of this for the Atlantic is Taylor Laurenz. She says instagram and Tick Tock are gaining ground on youtube among creators at the same time. Being a Youtuber is still sort of seen as a very higher status mark. If you're successful youtuber you're making a lot of money because youtube is still the only platform that offers creators direct monetization so they can run pre roll ads on their videos and get paid. You can't run pre roll ads on your instagram account or your fifteen second tick tock so it's. Harder to get money more directly. Those people have to rely on brand deals which are a little bit more volatile. What are the kinds of announcements or big things that you're going to be looking for this year? I think another interesting thing that's happening this year. BITCON is the influence of China and Chinese these companies. You have executives from Baiju ten cent. There was a big East West Forum actually held at the Mary where a bunch of ten cents executives and other Chinese executives met to figure out how they can stay claim to some of the American market and was such a big deal for the it's interesting they have this whole Morad of APPs and platforms that have reached scale in China and have hundreds of millions of users but they haven't really been able to penetrate the Western market so I think we're seeing more Chinese companies see if there are big American creators they should be working with and also what can they learn from what we have going on over here a lot of controversies these days surrounding you too. How are those things showing up here? It's funny because they're completely. Wheatley not most stories about youtube this year defined as like extremism problems with Algorithm <hes> you know leading to the proliferation of all these outright white supremacist videos getting shown teens feeds and it's funny because here there's is just none of that is very entertainment focused. It's very focused for industry professionals and brands so you have brands like chipotle lay you know Walmart coming bitcon to scout new talent and they aren't interested in the kind of Neo Nazis that are actually the trending on the platform pretty calling Taylor Lorenzo reports for the Atlantic. She says YouTube uses vid con as a space to keep pace with competitors like announcing new ways for creators to make money and now for some related links the vid con experience has already gone overseas with Vid Cons London and Australia next year it will expand to Mexico City. The Hollywood reporter quotes a bid conning. Executive says some of the top global creators have emerged from Mexico in recent years content creators will have a new way to make money announced at BITCON. The S._e._C. has qualified a new crypto currency called props. They'll allow content creators to earn Crypto for the work they do and probably usable across several APPS. You can read more about it at tech crunch and Yahoo and finally youtuber ten emotional had a rather infamous role last year with BITCON BITCON over its denying her featured Creator status that led to her skipping bitcon and announcing her own concurrent convention tennakon was not a success some have made comparisons to the disastrous fire fest well the hedge it has been unburied. Tanna is back at Bitcon this year and happily. She's got that future Creator Badge Stephanie Hughes Produces Marketplace Tech Tro is our senior producer. We had production help from Matt purdy Serb. Regather is our engineer.
Ethical hacker is a big and growing job
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by vast a global cybersecurity company trusted by over four hundred million people avast is dedicated to protect you online. So you can connect to the internet confidently avast keeping the world safe from cyber attacks. Visit them at a vast dot com. And rather Michigan economic Development Corporation, Evan lie. All of rush enterprises is a big fan of Michigan as he put it the future of mobility, is going to be decided right here in the state is a planet dot com to find out why that's P. L. A. N. E T, M dot com. A job where you get to act like a criminal, but for noble causes to have a career change to ethical hacking from the American public media. This is marketplace. Tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm jed Kim in for Molly would. So you've got your computer science degree, your coded masterful. Now an elder of the internet comes to you holding a black hat, and a white one. We'll you hack to steal and disrupt or will you work to stop the bad guys. Which will you choose in reality? The distinction isn't really that clear entered the role of the grey headed or ethical hacker. Gary Rivlin is a journalist and author of the new book becoming an ethical hacker. It's part of the masters at work guides to interesting careers riven sat down with several of the fields, top information security professionals, a quirky and fascinating bunch. He says they're out to do good. But there are practical rewards to the draw would start with the salary and the demands cyber security folks are paid even more than the typical programmer. The demand is off the charts the world last year was talking about this study that saying that there's going to be a need for more than three million cybersecurity jobs across the. Planet. Those of us who are on computers, living, our digital lives. That's frightening to anyone who wants to get into cybersecurity as profession. That's certainly good news. There always be demand in your book. You spoke with half a dozen or so cybersecurity experts. What did they tell you is the hardest part of their job to me? It's what they call the defenders dilemma as a defender you have to win every single day. The attacker only has to win once so it's a really, really stressful job because one breach, and it negates every positive day you had up until then there's a puzzle aspect. You know you need to be created. There's no off the rack solution as the cybersecurity people ethical hackers. I spoke to you have to think like a black headed hacker. You have to kind of put yourself in their shoes. How would they get into the system? To you point in your book that amongst the hackers and the cyber security experts. It's more stude- mail. Why is it important to get more women into these positions? Well, so there's this notion that you have to think like a hacker. Well, if all of the computer security, people are white men who live in the United States, that's leaving out a whole lot of people who would like to break into our systems, we just need diversity, not just as a nice goal though. It is an important goal. But just for more practical reasons I mean as bad as the numbers are for programmers, generally, like roughly twenty percent programmers, give or take a women nowadays. The underrepresentation is worse in cybersecurity, and we can do better in and we need to do better. Gary Rivlin is a journalist and author of the new book becoming an ethical hacker. All of. This might remind you of the nineteen Ninety-two film, sneakers in which Robert Redford leads a rag tag team of noble thieves. I brought up the comparison with Gary and he says, it's one of his favourite tech movies, along with war games. And now for some related links interested in reading, Gary Rivlin's book. It's fun quick read, especially if you're into heists another big takeaway, the path ethical hacker is buried and winding. There's the former journalist the child prodigy the NSA guy, the Wall Street Journal recently got a look into the security team at IBM code named x force read apparently demand in the field has grown so much so fast that, quote, his team of corporate hackers contains more music majors than graduates with security degrees, given the dearth of collegiate programs that focus on the quickly evolving field and quote turns out, you can get certified as an ethical hacker. The council offers several courses including forensic investigation and penetration testing just a heads up the final test to become a licensed penetration. Tester is eighteen hours long. E Andy news has a post mortem on the first cyber attack on the US 'electricity grid pack in March, no blackouts. Like there were in Ukraine in two thousand fifteen but the threat is real people. And finally, trust me, sneakers is not only a great film. It's practically prescient when it comes to this topic don't believe me, birth movies, death dot com. Hasn't analysis, there's the phrase, most undervalued movie of all time. I agree. I agree. I'm jed Kim. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM Patrick in Santa Cruz, California wrote to us to say marketplace is an essential element in his life, and that we're helping make him smarter through high quality thought provoking and informative journalism to join Patrick, and supporting what we do. Please donate online today at marketplace dot org. Thanks to Patrick, and all the marketplace investors who make our work possible.
Nintendo's Game Boy turns 30
"If that's on means nothing to you. You have a lot to learn about thirty years of GameBoy from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm jed Kim in for. Molly would. Intend bills GameBoy came out thirty years ago it marked a beginning. And an end the end of me as a predictive child teenager, and adult let's face it. The device was Janke by today's standards, but it was revolutionary in one thousand nine hundred nine and it was also cheap enough that a kid goodbye one after a single summer of delivering the west Toledo herald newspaper in his neighborhood. Because my parents would never buy me one. What the GameBoy began was serious mobile gaming, which is a big part of how we play today. Some project mobile gaming will bring in more than one hundred billion dollars in revenue in two thousand twenty one. Ian bogus is a game designer and professor of gaming at Georgia Tech. He says, I'm not the only one who spend hours staring at that little screen. The world went nuts for it. It was very successful in Japan before it arrived in the states, but it was uncertain as to whether it was going to be a domestic success unit has kind of a strange name GameBoy. It was it had been marketed at young kids. And in some ways, it was tetris that made it a have that broad up. He'll Nintendo explicitly in deliberately included a tetris as a way of broadening the market for the system. Tetris was a game that my dad got addicted to and this is a man who thought video game for incredibly dumb and mind-rotting, but yet hours on Detrick. How did demand shape what games work created in some ways, it was less demand than the philosophy and design of the system itself? The designer of this system was a fella named goon pay your coy, and he had this philosophy of repurposing older sort of dead technologies. And so the game quite had this processor from the late nineteen seventies. And that terrible screen that passive matrix kind of green shaded screen, and in fact, the screen itself had trouble with with motion because of the way that it was constructed. And so again. I'm like tetris sort of slow moving hustle gamers or tactics game. Like that was much more playable on the system will nowadays, we have really powerful computers walking around in our pockets are smartphones kind of our GameBoy proxies. They are to some extent. I mean, certainly we use smartphones to play the kinds of games that the GameBoy made popular in that format. There's a direct line from from tetris to two candy crush. And I think that's one of the important things to realize about the GameBoy some people might think. Well, I don't have a relationship with the GameBoy because I don't play games right on play them very much. But of course, they all almost certainly use a smartphone to do lots of different things. And that gets it start in this even the way that you hold. The thing is is very similar to the way that the GameBoy was held. It's probably worth observing. The name was kind of a riff off the walkman which had come out about ten years before that. And that was a thing to that. Even if you didn't listen to music all the time change the way set the stage for. How we use consumer electronics later and later computers Nintendo with GameBoy kind of created or at least revolutionized the mobile gaming market, and which is huge today. But how isn't intendo doing in that market? Are they're doing both well and poorly and let me explain what I mean by that. So the GameBoy, and and it's it's subsequent products GameBoy color, and so forth sold well over one hundred million units throughout the nineties and into the early two thousands, and then intendo released a follow up products. That was the Nintendo DS which was like a GameBoy, but had two screens and folded up and that to sold hundreds of millions of units. But of course, that pales in comparison to the smartphone market to the the phones that Samsung sells or that apple sells, and those aren't exclusively gaming devices. Of course, but they are used for gaming and intendo has been very deliberate about bringing very very few of its proper. Parties of its franchises like Mario to smartphones. So they really like to keep them on their own platforms have experimented with it a little bit. But it's been a mixed bag. So within their sandbox, if he will Nintendo has been enormously successful. There's no question that, you know, selling three hundred four hundred million units of something. And then all the software for it is an enormous success. But if you compare that with the smartphone hardware and software market, then it looks like a modest success. Ian Bogo says a game designer and professor of gaming, Georgia Tech. You know, I could never bring myself to get rid of my old GameBoy I gave it to my sister a couple of years ago. She's even older than I am. And she was stoked.
Rocky past in tow, Fisker promises a new electric SUV
"This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by the university of Florida Warrington college of business transform your future with an MBA from one of America's top ten universities. Learn more at Warrington dot ufl dot EDU slash MBA and by brother Inc fest -ment tank printers. It's happened to all of us right before an important presentation. The printer runs out of ink brother Inc. Vestment tank printers help put a stop to this. And can literally change the way you Inc. Your choice of up to one or two years of ink included in box helps eliminate the expense and hassle of frequently buying and replacing in cartridges. Learn more at change the way you Inc dot com. There's a new electric SUV being developed by a charismatic visionary whose name dozen rhyme with tusk from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm jed Kim in from Ali would. Hot on the heels of Tesla's model. Why announcement comes the news that carmaker fisker Inc? Also wants to make an electric SUV at about the same price celebrated sports car designer Henrik fisker started his own luxury electric vehicle company in two thousand seven for awhile. It even seemed he had the edge over rival tesla. Then came prediction of the karma in two thousand eleven the one hundred thousand dollar plug in sports car was widely panned and barely sold. It would take a whole lot going right for the fisker Inc. SUV announcement to Mark any kind of real turnaround. Chelsea Sexton is an electric vehicle industry advisor and advocate. She caught us up on the company's rocky history. Dan's it up going bankrupt and the assets for bought for a fraction of their value by Chinese firm who has reinstated the company as karma while fisker remained. His name now is trying again promising a forty thousand. Dollar SUV with three hundred miles of range inside of two years with a not very large company to begin with zero details about who is using for his technological or propulsion support and no manufacturing plant. So I think I'm probably not one of the only ones that's a little bit skeptical on the promise. What do you think he's making the move to an SUV? I think he's trying to raise money. I mean, generally speaking when we see these big bold promises from any of the startups, and there are many now and fisker is still a relative startup. It's usually an attempt to garner media attention and therefore raise funding, and it takes on average. Well, over a billion dollars to launch a car SUV is a means to an end. What is the end that? He's tried to leverage. What's interesting is that he is doing the reverse model of tesla and everyone else or is now claiming to where originally and what most do is start with a higher end vehicle and try to work their way down into something. That's economically affordable and the higher end vehicles produce more profit and therefore fund the next one down the chain just like roadster, and then model S an axe and now down to model three he's now saying he's going to hold off on the premium car and till after he delivers this affordable SUV and go the opposite direction that remains to be seen. And if he can deliver either one of them in any volume, and certainly take care of the after service and after-sales kinds of of needs that always get overlooked. So his endgame ultimately has to be credibility, his his lost most of that in the last several years in terms of being an actual automotive producer, or you know, CEO of a car company. He's still is a pretty designer. That's never really been in question. But whether or not he will ever be more than that is something he's still has to earn. Chelsea Sexton is an electric vehicle industry advisor and advocate note for his part, Hendrick fisker points out in an interview with Bloomberg that he has delivered a commercially produced plug in vehicle and learn first hand plenty of lessons to apply to his next project. That's not something many others can claim. And now for some related links fisker have been promising a hot new vehicle for a while now. But it was originally going to be a sleek sporty sedan the emotion we've known since September. That's he flagship vehicle would have to wait. That's when Henrik fisker told clean Technica Avia available at the lower forty thousand dollar price point would come. I just didn't say it wasn't SUV. He also talked about the solid state battery. He says the company is developing as their other main focus the battery would replace lithium ion technology, solid state batteries are at holy grail of sorts for e vs promising driving ranges way beyond three hundred miles and charging up in a matter of minutes. This ings batteries were originally scheduled for next year. But green car reports says it's looking more like twenty twenty two at the earliest fisker said in an E mail to those reporters initial timelines have always been targets targets not promises. I'm jay. Kim. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. Caroline in Brooklyn, New York wrote to tell us she's a longtime fan of marketplace, tech and appreciates the content and the mission thinks Caroline to join her in keeping marketplace tech going strong donate online today. Marketplace dot org, and thanks to Carolina and all the marketplace investors who make our work possible. 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Norway sees a future in giant subterranean data centers
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As more and more devices, get connected to the internet's and as more people get devices the need for data storage is growing exponentially. Because the cloud doesn't actually exist in the air it lives on massive fleets of hard drives and servers where to situate. This hardware is a strategic question. You wanna place that secure has political stability? And if you're a tech company that wants to look good has lots of cheap renewable energy. That's why Norway is making a big push to get companies to build data centers. They're Microsoft announced plans for two Norwegian data centers last year. Katie Prescott is a BBC journalist who reported on this from Norway. She traveled far north to visit a data center in a former mine, I can describe it as I could Norwegian fairytale. It was like the entrance to a trolls cave inside a snowy mountain and we had to drive down into the data center a mile under the mountain into. This old mine, which they put serves in. It was totally bizarre to be in this tunnel of caves, and they described it as an underground town. So it had this enormous beautiful down the middle and then to left and right with the service, and because it was next to this fueled and under the ground, it meant that just kept very cool and very safe. I mean, you unlikely to get many spies creeping around the fault of Norway. And if you did you'd probably notice them, so the Norwegian government is incentivizing the construction of data centers with tax breaks. Why do they want these data centers so badly? Well, they come with a lot of money and the other very exciting thing about data centers. And I promise you can't get excited about sending we need them so much. I mean ninety percent of all the data in the woes created in the lost two years. So suddenly, we need a space to put all these things. And the Norwegian government is looking beyond the oil and gas that is currently the big driver of the economy that and. Thinking, right. What's going to be the next industry, and then looking at data, which is often cooled the new oil thinking, actually, you know, perhaps that is the feature does Norway's kind of out of the way location hinder pudding in the data centers there in many ways. No. But it depends what sort of data storing if you putting Facebook photos, it's if you're talking about data that we need to trade, for example in financial services. It's too far away. What's called the latency the distance the data's to travel is to fall, why did think it was really interesting while I was there those I met someone who said our next challenge is to dig fiber optic cables under the North Pole from Norway to Asia and the west coast merica, if you think how data travels from Europe at the moment, it goes from side to side, they will say if we can go under the North Pole. We can go direct, and that's going to increase the number of people who want to come to Norway to put. Data center here. Katie Prescott is a journalist for the BBC that catchy idea that data is the new oil. It's controvercial. Sure. It may get mind traded stockpiled become on data is clearly not something wherever going to run out of. Now for some related links. What's making undersea fiber optic cables? More of a possibility in the Arctic, our friend climate change and melting Arctic ice if Norway does go ahead with plans to route Beiber optic lines through the North Pole. It will join just a couple of projects in the works. It can read about the current state of subsidy telecom in my favorite, the maritime executive the Arctic is attractive because it isn't already crowded with cables, and there's less risk of damage from say a fishing net or boat anchor our own Peter Balan and Rosen explained on this program Finland's plans to connect with Asia. If you want a visual of what such a fiber optic line? Looks like Peter you had a picture of one. He describes it like thick black liquorice the width of a tug of war rope, which as a non lover of liquorice. I gotta say you as Katie mentioned Norway's interest in new data centers comes as it tries to get away. From an oil based economy Norway's also moving away from oil in its trillion dollar sovereign wealth fund is looking to offload about seven and a half billion dollars in shares in energy companies fossil fuels may have made the nation rich. But now they're seen as a future financial risk or to invest it. I don't know how about tack jed Kim. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by evident, providing a simple insecure platform that lets businesses confidently know who they're dealing with without the risk and expense of handling sensitive personal data from identity verifications to background checks and everything in between. Businesses of all sizes can get the answers they need securely in easily with evident. 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Tech is helping house cleaners get benefits
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This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy on jed Kim in for. Molly would. Some might consider domestic employees the original gig workers. There are a lot of similarities like intermittent income, and no real safety net is a problem that affects millions of workers like nannies caregivers and housecleaners the national domestic workers Lance is trying to change this. There's something it calls its innovation arm and DWA labs. It's bringing financial tech to domestic workers. It's new platform called Leah directs digital payments towards benefits for housecleaners. Marketplace's Lila Goldstein talked with one user about the platform, alleviate Mahia is a house cleaner in Brooklyn. Her son David is in the third grade and has a lot of school trips in always always he won. I can go with him. It used to be saying, yes, meant losing income. But last year, she went with her son's class to the prospect park zoo and still got paid thanks to a platform called Leah. It helps gig workers like her earned benefits. Like paid time off she pulls up the website on her phone Huma Boya plataforma. The leeann is the Mittel me contra Sania, she logs in chooses the worker option and sees a total dollar amount. It's money clients have contributed specifically for benefits clients select the client option find their house cleaners account and choose whether to give the platform recommends five dollars per cleaning this money can only be used for benefits offered by Leah then go toward or contracts. Didn't they eat thing goals will they be their Mahy is taken out life insurance and accident insurance. She also took to pay days off. Here's how bad stun when a worker reaches one hundred twenty dollars on a Lia. They can trade it in for a prepaid visa card like a lot of financial tech tools. Elliott automates something that can be complicated for workers to do on their own longtime workers advocate Pollock Shah helped develop the Elliott platform. What technology is really doing is in neighboring all. All of these multiple parties coordinating them taking all this transactions. Putting it all in one place, and allowing for the worker to be able to draw down those benefits, and it gives clients a more formal way to contribute to benefits Mahia is already comfortable communicating virtually she rarely sees her clients. She just text them notamment them excluding this. They huddle Yemi Leoneto soda. She gets a key. And they leave her money on the table at first Mahia was a bit embarrassed to leave fliers inviting her clients to use a Leah. But then she thought about all the other types of workers who get benefits oughta Mattingly. You don't think benefits you one the toll moon, though, that I don't know if you've seen us, they a whole ISM benefits us. She thought why not me, but you'll notice way at the net. The Goldstein brought us that story alita currently doesn't offer some really important benefits. No health insurance, no retirement plan. But as the gig economy grows. More workers will be looking for alternative ways to get the benefits. They need. And now for some related links. You may remember that Uber recently settled with drivers in California and Massachusetts for twenty million dollars. The lawsuit raises the question of whether drivers are fully employed as or just contractors the agreement won't end that debate. But it does that an average of about twenty two hundred dollars per driver. In those states NBC reports that the settlement amount is pretty favorable for Uber, which is trying to sign up. Its image ahead of an IPO. Uber has kept the number of lawsuits from drivers down by making it the default that legal disputes, go through arbitration, beware. The wrath of the rideshare driver though. More than twelve thousand have opted to go through arbitration now Hoover foots, the fifteen hundred dollars filing fee, for such cases and Gizmodo calculates that comes to about nineteen million dollars in fees for Uber. There've been several other settlements for the company, but none that would seem to break the Bank after all we're is expecting to be valued at one hundred twenty billion dollars. I'm jed Kim. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. Patrick in Santa Cruz. California wrote to us to say marketplace is an essential element in his life. And that we're helping make him smarter through high quality thought provoking and informative journalism to join Patrick and supporting what we do. Please donate online today at marketplace dot org. Thanks to Patrick and all the marketplace. Investors who make our work possible. This marketplace by cast is brought to you by brother investment tank printers. 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You can tidy up your digital life, too
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by ultimate software dedicated to putting people first with innovative solutions for HR payroll and talent management. Learn more at ultimate software dot com. Ultimate software people first and bell Novo for business. You're an IT. But why do you do what you do to make a difference? Emlyn ova was here to be a difference maker for you by providing innovative technology solutions to learn more. Visit Lenovo dot com slash SNB. Powered by Intel. All those unread emails in your inbox causing you stress. It may be turned to tackle them head on from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm jed Kim in for. Molly would. It's spring, which means it's time to clean your winter. Clothes and storage swept and mopped cleared up the gutters. But what about that laptop that's littered with ten thousand photos unsorted documents and a barely visible desktop since digital storage space is so cheap. It's easy to keep amassing files. But that can take toll on our work in our wellbeing. Deb Lee is digital productivity coach she helps people weed out the virtual messes they've gotten themselves into we after what makes people finally give in decide to declutter. Well, usually there is some sort of a pain point. You can't find what you want. Maybe you're wasting time looking for what you want or you just can't seem to focus. So there's usually some sort of pain that triggers the desire to start getting things organized and putting things in order. How is doing a digital declutter different from doing declutter of your house? Well, the good news is that it's not that dip. Different. It's pretty similar. You still have a goal that you're trying to achieve most of us have things that we're not using. Sometimes we have duplicates of things because we couldn't find the original thing. So we went out and got the next thing. Right. So it's a pretty similar process. You have duplicates of things you have things that are just sort of lingering on your on your device that you're not using taking up space that you could use for other things that you are using or want to use. You know, how many times have we tried to take that photo? And it says up you're running out of space. Are you can't take that photo? Right. So that usually becomes a pain point. And then we recognize I can't capture these really important moments in my life because I've got all the stuff that I don't use. Or I don't need any more. What you find is the hardest part to declutter what it goes to our digital lives. I think it's the process of trying to fix it that perhaps sometime stops us that fear of goodness. It's going to take all day or take too long for me to manage this. I think that's. Where some of that reluctance to tackle it comes about. And sometimes when it has to do with things like your photographs they come with memories and special memories. You know, we sort of we feel attached to them. We remember those moments when we look at them, and we think well, we can't get rid of this photo. But if it's the fifth iteration of the same photo, then yes, you can so to make it a little bit easier. Start with those things that are obvious those duplicates or the the blurry photos or the ones where you can't make out. Exactly what it is that you took the picture of anyway, or those burst photos where you hold your finger on the phone so long that it just takes five hundred at the same time. And I know that because that just happened to me recently, but it's easy to delete. So definitely make deleting in Pershing sort of a regular habit. So it doesn't feel so much like a chore deadly is a digital productivity. Coach I asked her about her personal habits. And she's got a simple tip. You know, the home screen that pops up when you unlock your smartphone. She keeps it completely clear of anything except a calming picture totally stealing that. Then now for some related lists not into the idea of digital decluttering suppose, you could go the other way digital hoarding. That's the compulsion to save all things digital Mike photos of every receipt. You get or every single Email you've ever received. It's been studied. And some researchers think it's a some type of hoarding disorder witness the case in the B M J, aka British medical journal of a Dutch man who took and saved hundreds of digital photos every day turns out he hoarded physical objects to find yourself saving a lot of files. Get don't necessarily have a problem. Maybe you just get a kick out of collecting Gizmodo has a deep dive into digital hoarding. It makes a distinction between hoarding and collecting a digital collector might be the person who digitises all his old family photos and videotapes it can actually be a source of pride and positive feelings. Fine. Finally, if you think if firm morality is the answer for digital clutter by which I mean that some things can be put online with the expectation. They will disappear like Snapchat. Thank again. An article in wired questions the privacy expectations. Many people have with FM morality. And of course, there could always be a digital hoarder saving screen shots of whatever you typed. I'm jed Kim. And that's marketplace tech. This is APN. That's marketplace podcast is brought to you by well frame does your healthcare organization. Give people the support they need outside the walls of care delivery. It's time for a new approach. Well, frame calls it digital health management by delivering resources and guidance to address chronic conditions transitions of care as well as lifestyle, wellness and social determinants. Well, frame helps people and care teams build trusted relationships that Dr early interventions. Learn more at well frame dot com.
Before facial recognition tech can be fair, it needs to be diverse
"And Bhai send pro from Pitney Bowes, send pro online software makes it easy to save time and money print shipping, labels and stamps, right? From your desk and access discounted rates. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit PBA dot com slash tech. That's PB dot com slash tech. You have such a unique lovely face in artificial intelligence can get to know it on a whole new level from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm jed Kim in for. Molly would. As facial recognition software spreads it brings the challenge of diversity along with it so far programs identify male white faces far more accurately than they do. Black women. For example, a new IBM project aims to change that diversity and faces is a data set of a million phases. Poll from public domain pictures on flicker it gives computers a lot more to look at in process and introduces a way to better measure diversity in faces. John r Smith is an IBM fellow and lead scientist of diversity and faces. He says there's nothing else like this. This is a first effort we are aware of which is an annotated data set is typically aimed at studying diversity faces. There are many data sets that have been developed which are used for training. When we looked at those. We saw tremendous skews so not balanced. Gender not balanced in skin color. So the data sets that are out there. Just are not what we really need to understand the space when you say diversity, how are you thinking of diversity when it comes to faces because I think a lot of people are going to hear the term, and they're going to think of it along like race and gender lines. Yes, we do mean that but we mean more than that. So what we're aiming at here's to get one level beneath that because we need the computer to be able to work and a space of more objective measures of the face things. Like craniofacial features badgers of distances and areas in ratios. We have annotations of facial. Contrast facial symmetry? This is the way it can work to ensure we have a better coverage of the full space of diversity of the data that we're using for training. And so on. So let's say I am a research scientist outside of IBM. Can you give me an example of how one of the ways I might use this? Yes. So one of the things that we've done with his data set. Release is we implemented? Ten what we call facial coding schemes. And we went back to some of the strongest work in this field. The most cited work that was aimed at characterizing human faces in different ways. We would love to see other researchers developed method number eleven or eleven to twenty two have sort of this core set of images, which is reasonably large with it gives us a common foundation in a basis for which we can compare different ideas. So we can really get to the core of the challenge, which is how do we measure diversity of the whole spectrum of human faces? John Smith helped develop diversity in faces at IBM. The data is free for researchers to use. Who's a realized facial recognition gives a lot of people that he GB's. It's why I didn't get the iphone X which can use your face to unlock. I don't like the idea of my phone knowing my face though, apparently, I'm okay with it. Knowing my fingerprints, my home address, and where I parked my car. I'm jed Kim. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. Not everyone gets a chance to learn about the economy in school. Marketplace helps you continue your education in a way, that's smart accessible and hopefully a little bit fun. Your donation is not only an investment in your own learning. But also in helping us make more people smart about the economy, and that's good for everyone to learn how you can help. Visit marketplace dot org slash investors. And thank you. This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by send pro from Pitney Bowes, send pro online software makes it easy to save time and money, no matter what you ship or mail print shipping, labels and stamps, right? From your desk and access discounted rates. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash tech. That's PBA dot com slash tech.
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"Want to see that the companies will actually turn a profit soon. Jed Kim for marketplace. As we catch our collective breath before the twenty twenty campaigns really get going, and yes, I know they've kind of already started. But work with me here. It is worth taking a look back at one of the big winners in November's midterms public health insurance coverage specifically expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, three conservative states, Idaho. Nebraska and Utah pass ballot measures expanding their programs and to other states elected governors who've said they will push for that expansion Kansas is one of those two and as Peggy low reports now from Casey, you are a lot of cans are hanging their hopes on that campaign pledge Amanda Dubrovsky visited the health partnership clinic in a lethal Kansas at the end of November to sign up for Medicaid. She's had a tough year. Her husband died, she's disabled from a work injury. So she doesn't have a job, and she's caring for her seven year old daughter then on top of that the clinic said, she didn't qualify for Medicaid. I make too much for Medicaid. But I don't. Don't make enough to get some assistance on the marketplace on ObamaCare. I don't understand how that happens. Here's how that happens to Brodsky was told that income from her and her daughters social security placed her above the Medicaid eligibility limits. But her income was also below the limit for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. She was in what's called the coverage gap, the more than two million low income adults in the US who fall into the gap that comes from states that have not expanded Medicaid. I won't say what I really feel about it. There's still pretty angry Dobrynsky was told that if Kansas had Medicaid expansion program, she'd probably get coverage despite Republican resistance during the past decade, Medicaid expansion could be passed in Kansas next year. Thanks to a new governor democrat, Laura Kelly even mentioned it during her victory speech on election night. It's long past.
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"Of which was that the ridesharing company lift had filed to go public and in so doing ahead of much bigger rival Uber hoped to get the IPO her hand. Yeah. Well, not so fast lift Uber. Father own papers Friday afternoon rumor has it that investors are going to be able to buy into both companies as early as March. But what exactly is the prize that awaits the first to the IPO finish line? Marketplace's jed Kim has that won. This race is interesting because it's one of those rare cases of the flag being planted on a brand new industry, right hailing apps, you might even call it an initial initial public offering did I just make that up. I actually haven't heard that Matt Kennedy is an IPO market strategist at Renaissance Capital. He says being the first company to an IPO let them build up a lot of buzz which could play well with some people looking to invest in ridesharing. They'll whichever one comes first. But I also don't want to overstate its. Importance regardless of which one comes first or second. I think are going to get a huge amount of interest. He says what's potentially more significant is the ability to set the valuation for the companies, if you've got a certain target in mind, you think you can get maybe the first one can get it in the second one. We'll just be at the will of the market the valuation will depend on the companies themselves, which are actually pretty different despite always being lumped together as ride hailing apps. Uber is more of a mobility company. It's going to sell investors on its popular. Uber eats business sand on offshoots into scooters and bikes. Not just in the US, but globally lift has some of those things, but it's more focused on growing. It's taxi hailing business in the US J Ritter teaches corporate finance at the university of Florida. He says the hullaballoo over who's first to an IPO goes away eventually in the long run. What matters is does the company execute its business model Britishness for these companies so far they've focused on signing up loyal users, and that's been right in line. With the demands from. Early investors both list and Uber are fighting for market share and they've been focusing on growth rather than short-term profits. But a lot of potential investors are going to.
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"Company lift had filed to go public and in so doing a head of much bigger rival Uber hoped to get the IPO upper-hand. Yeah. Yeah. Well, not so fast lift Uber filed its own papers Friday afternoon rumor has it that investors are going to be able to buy into both companies as early as March. But what exactly is the prize that awaits the first to the IPO finish line? Marketplace's jed Kim has that won. This race is interesting because it's one of those rare cases of the flag being planted on a brand new industry ride hailing apps, you might even call it an initial initial public offering. Let's just make that up. I actually haven't heard that Matt Kennedy is an IPO market strategist at Renaissance Capital. He says being the first company to an IPO lets them build up a lot of buzz which could play well that some people looking to invest in ridesharing. They'll whichever one comes first. But I also don't want to overstate it's importance regardless of which one comes first or second. I think they're going to get a huge amount of interest. He says what's potentially more significant is the ability to set the valuation for the companies, if you've got a certain target in mind, you think you can get maybe the first one can get it in the second one. We'll just have to win over the market the valuation will depend on the companies themselves, which are actually pretty different despite always being lumped together as ride hailing apps. Uber is more of a mobility company. It's going to sell investors on its popular. Uber eats business sand on offshoots into scooters and bikes not just in the US but globally. Lift has some of those things, but it's more focused on growing. It's tech see hailing business in the US J Ritter teaches corporate finance at the university of Florida. He says the hullaballoo over who's first to an auto goes away eventually in the long run. What matters is does the company execute its business model Britishness for these companies so far they've focused on signing up loyal users, and that's been right in line. With the demands from early investors both list and Uber are fighting for market share and they've been focusing on growth rather than short-term profits. But a lot of potential investors are going to want to see that.
"jed kim" Discussed on KCRW
"We did a story last week the news peg of which was that the ridesharing company lift had filed to go public and in so doing ahead of much bigger rival Uber hoped to get the IPO upper-hand. Yeah. Well, not so fast lifted. Uber zone papers Friday afternoon rumor has it that investors are going to be able to buy into both companies as early as March. But what exactly is the prize that awaits the first to the IPO finish line? Marketplace's jed Kim has that one this IP races? Interesting because it's one of those rare cases of the flag being planted on a brand new industry ride, hailing apps, you might even call it an initial initial public offering did I just make that up. I actually haven't heard that Matt Kennedy is an IPO market strategist at Renaissance Capital. He says being the first company to an IPO lets them build up a lot of buzz which could play well with some people looking to invest in ridesharing, whichever one comes first. But I also don't want to overstate supports regardless of which one comes first or second. I think they're going to get a huge amount of interest. He says what's potentially more significant is the ability to set the valuation for the companies, if you've got a certain target in mind, you think you can get maybe the first one can get it in the second one. We'll just. Of the market the valuation will depend on the companies themselves, which are actually pretty different despite always being lumped together as ride hailing apps. Uber is more of a mobility company. It's going to sell investors on its popular. Uber eats business sand on offshoots into scooters and bikes. Not just in the US, but globally lift has some of those things, but it's more focused on growing its taxi hailing business in the US J Ritter teaches corporate finance at the university of Florida. He says the hullaballoo over who's first to an IPO goes away eventually in the long run. What matters is does the company execute its business model Britishness for these companies so far they've focused on signing up loyal users, and that's been right in line. With the demands from early investors list and over are fighting for market share, and they've been focusing on growth rather than short-term profits. But.
"jed kim" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Peg of which was that the ridesharing company lift had filed to go public and in so doing ahead of much bigger rival Uber hoped to get the IPO hand. Yeah. Yeah. Well, not so fast lift Uber filed own papers Friday afternoon rumor has it that investors are going to be able to buy into both companies as early as March. But what exactly is the prize that awaits the first to the IPO finish line? Marketplace's jed Kim has that one. This raises interesting because it's one of those rare cases of the flag being planted on a brand new industry, right hailing apps, you might even call it an initial initial public offering delicious make that up. I actually haven't heard that Matt Kennedy is an IPO market strategist at Renaissance Capital. He says being the first company to an IPO lets them build up a lot of buzz which could play well with some people looking to invest in ridesharing. They'll whichever one comes first. But I also don't want to overstate it's importance regardless of which one comes first or second. I think they're going to get a huge amount of interest. He says what's potentially more significant is the ability to set the valuation for the companies, if you've got a certain target in mind, you think you can get maybe the first one can get it in the second one will just have to win of the market the valuation will depend on the companies themselves, which are actually pretty different despite always being lumped together as ride hailing apps. Uber is more of a mobility company. It's going to sell investors on its popular ubereats business sand on offshoots into scooters and bikes not just in the US but globally. Lift has some of those things, but it's more focused on growing. It's Texas hailing business in the US J Ritter teaches corporate finance at the university of Florida. He says the hullaballoo over who's first to an IPO goes away eventually in the long run. What matters is does the company execute its business model Britishness for these companies so far they've focused on signing up loyal users, and that's been right in line. With the demands from early investors both list and Uber are fighting for market share and they've been focusing. I'm gross rather than short-term profits. But a lot of potential investors are going to want to see that the companies.
"jed kim" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"There is a trade war. We'll check in with it. I'm David Brancaccio in New York. Congress is not in session this week. But a Senate committee is holding what's known as a field hearing in Alabama. The topic is the impact of tariffs on that state's manufacturing. And agriculture. Several auto executives with opperations in the region are expected to testify. Marketplace's jed Kim reports that Obama is a modern day motor city. Hyundai Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, they all have big operations. There says Michelle Krebs with auto trader, and they're all being impacted by tariffs on steel, so far the companies have eaten the extra costs. But Krebs says that's getting expensive and automakers will have to start raising car prices soon that'll mean fewer sales, and when vehicle sales drop automakers have to trim back production, and that often means laying off workers that could deliver a head to Alabama's economy and retaliatory. Tariffs. On exports could deliver another blow. Ed, Kim is with auto Pacific. He says the Mercedes plant in Alabama makes a lot of SUV's to sell overseas. Daimona the parent company is already exploring moving production of those vehicles locally to China. So that they wouldn't be subject to Chinese tariffs that it'd be a lot of lost hours for Alabama's workforce. I'm jed Kim for marketplace. The Asia Pacific Economic cooperation summit ended over the weekend with vivid sign of noncooperation, the US and China are members and the US and China could not agree on an official communique a joint statement by the gathered officials. So there was none. This is about the trade war on Mondays. We check in with the communist. Julia Coronado at macropolicy perspectives in New York. Hi, julia. Good morning. How does an economist look at this. And we knew we see data that the trade war is actually affecting the US economy in a macro way. Well, first of all the US economy is still doing very well. Well, and generally outperforming other countries that we are starting to see a bit of a slowdown in investment and a bit of a widening in the trade deficit from declining exports and companies in their CCRI earnings reports are starting to talk about how they're managing these conflicts and this uncertainty. If you towed up the things that are giving markets confidence. It's that things like the US labor market seems very strong. But in the debit column is uncertainty over the trade war. Yes. Absolutely. And companies are starting to talk about things like localizing global supply chains to protect themselves from political conflicts and uncertainty. That's not good for productivity or profitability that's expensive. So that's not great news for the market. You know, you're an economist. That's the economist talking if you're a worker who wants a strong labor market may be closer to the US helps the US labor market is. It comes back to the US. Of course. One of the features. Global recovery is that most of the growth is happening outside of the US. So that doesn't necessarily mean production is coming back here. It could be going. Elsewhere always good to talk to. Julia Coronado at macropolicy perspectives. Thank you so much. My pleasure. We're also covering the firing and arrests today, the chairman of Nissan this after accusations of financial impropriety and under reporting of pay Goan is one of the car industry's superstars, he's also chairman and CEO of France's Renault. The marketplace morning report podcast feed has our coverage. If you miss it on the air Renault stock is down nine percent..
"jed kim" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"I'm David Brancaccio in New York scientists with the intergovernmental panel on climate change or in South Korea, they released a report today. That details what would have to be done in order to keep global temperatures from rising by more than one and a half degrees celsius. In short, it'll take drastic action and soon. So what's the significance of one and a half degrees marketplace's jed Kim reports in two thousand fifteen. The Paris climate agreement saw the countries of the world commit to keeping temperature rise limited to two degrees celsius, but they also agree to try to keep it even cooler. That's especially important to small island nations. Typically farming might actually really compromise their existence. Kelly Levin is with the world Resources Institute. She says, sticking to one point, five degrees would be much safer bud, much harder. You essentially have to slash emissions to half of what they are on today by twenty. Thirty on and face are not completely before mid-century. Nigel Purvis's CEO of climate advisers. He hopes the new report will help convince governments in corporations. They need to increase their emissions reduction efforts. Temperature is rising faster than previously thought the impacts are worse than previously thought, and we need to get moving some estimates say where far off from hitting even the two degree Mark, I'm jed Kim for marketplace. Also this morning, the Nobel prize and economics was awarded to two people. One of them is Yale's William Nord house who developed a way to think about the benefits and costs of mitigating climate. Change the other winner. Today's also familiar to marketplace listeners. Paul Romer at NYU figured out a way to factor in technology and economic growth calculations. Yes, it is. Technically, these Swedish Reichsbank prize in you. Nommik sciences, let's do the numbers. The bond market is closed for indigenous peoples day. And Columbus Day the stock market will be open Dow and NASDAQ futures are down four tenths of a percent..
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"At harry will move i commend conflicting tuna polar ground while they're tired he could get joe every good jed kim we had it's because we had a good offensive line i'd rather not take a quarterback i'd rather get as many pictures build up the osce wanted to sign 'cause it's pardon you want to sign closets no i do not want to sign puts you don't want to take a quarterback so explain quarterback i would i would still stick with what we have built up a build up a team for low prices but you're brice pat he's going to be quarterback no who's the corner they left mccown for worldwide i want my i want mccarron's lately you have these thirty nine years old is no future will be count outside of one year what he thought that one or two years you've got an offensive wind go way group the dallas cowboys veered and you'll have a good team will come up it i mean they don't you gotta get a quarterback i'm sorry annually brice teddy christian hack of our you can't even get on the field the price teddy's ninety good just to count plates finalize cheaper jospeh counts thirty nine years old what are we kidding me i mean come on in on if you will the only way you bring josh mccown back because if you draft the quarterback and you will sime account for one year deal while you develop a net quarterback who have you drafted outside of that you know did there's only one other alternative and actually got to sign causes can't go with a year with the quarterbacks on his ross the now way you nuts seat is he can earn easy kidding indicating me this oh.
"jed kim" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"We'll go something that you know we definitely know is that when low wage workers the minimum wage workers receive wage increases that goes right back into the economy many businesses see increases will hurt their ability to operate pulse on is with the national employment law project he says well there will be cost to owners some shifts in earnings aren't necessarily bad profits up productivity is up but none of its filtering down to workers so this is one tool for making sure that companies share some of that revenue in growth with their frontline workforce he says all the state movement on minimum wage makes it likely a federal increase will be a big topic during the 2018 midterm elections i'm jed kim from marketplace and and bringing when he comes to news about the economy marketplace's got you covered and when you donate ten dollars a month or more to support the work that we do you can get a marketplace umbrella to help protect you from stormy weather the real thanks you'll get for your gift is when you listen every day knowing that you're making it possible for marketplace to make people smarter about the economy and why it matters we believe it's important work which were already doing and with your help we'll be able to do more of it and reach more people as well become a marketplace investor today at marketplaceorg you can thank you recently american airlines had to offer its pilots two times their normal salaries to lure them to work during the holidays a glitch in the airline's computer system caused the problem it accidentally granted all pilot vacation requests during christmas week but the scheduling snafu comes as a pilot shortage is starting to hit the industry marketplace's marielle sagarra reports zach thing is training to be a pilot and sometimes he likes to fly to a spot along the hudson river overlooking new york city sure he says it's a little scary hovering next skyscrapers while suspended over water and a one engine cessna other than that.
"jed kim" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Update on the traffic leader koa newsradio hey good morning snow showers will continue off and on throughout much it today there is even a chance for some snow this evening most of us here the metro area we'll see up to an inch of accumulation a few spots could see closer to two inches over near of the foothills today's highly 33 so it stays cold chance for so ends this evening and then i'll just be a cold night low twenty he tomorrow after the cold start will be slow warm up in the afternoon with a high temperature 52 thursday mostly sunny fifty one friday we get up to sixty two and then mid50s for veterans day on saturday in about sixty for a high on sunday from cbs form ashton altieri on koa newsradio 850 am and 941 fm twenty nine degrees in denver right now at down colorado's morning news winter blast rolling through colorado but not leaving much still behind in denver at all that's concentrated up north as a storm just is it very organized national weather service forecasters jed kim said says summers were hit worse than others had a couple of inches here in boulder and not toward loved one greely for conquered had a little bit more now the weather could impact your drive and denver due to the freezing drizzle at fell during the early morning hours koa newsradio counter shreeves out on the road she checks in from lima where we understand qatar still stolen this is being pesky i told you half an hour ago that the son had poked out and we were trending better that's not the case anymore snow still coming down we are overcast once again and i guess for the morning drive here on the north side of town it's fitting because it has been such a slog i've been on the the road since five fifteen this morning and probably still have another half an hour at the rate it's going at driver said the trip from all to to bolder took him about two hours now that being said as we've warmed up this is really turned into more of a windshield washer kinda dr than a true on a winter weather type of dr so make sure your full and thinks not to select caught in the main thoroughfares up pierre reporting live in lima conner sri koa newsradio thanks countered we'll keep you updated with traffic every ten minutes on.
"jed kim" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"I'm jed kim from marketplace as you've been hearing eight people died and eleven were hurt in the attack in new york city yesterday when a man drove a rented home depot pickup truck up a bike path the suspect who left a note in arabic citing isis has identified is twenty nine year old safe flows sipe off who arrived in the us from ouzbekistan in 2010 he was living in patterson new jersey and doing what to make ends meet he's been an uber driver for about six months he's driven passengers on more than 14 hundred traps and over says he passed its background check that criteria for that can vary from state to state based on local laws but in general overlooks at a person's criminal records make sure and there are no convictions for our fallon e or a violent crime are sex offence within the past seven years it also looks for certain traffic citations like do you eyes or a violations for reckless driving we're also says it hadn't gotten any writer complaints about his safety as a driver now the company's been in touch with the fbi and it's banned him from using the app marketplace's mariel sagarra the guys in custody in the hospitals so the app or his spotless uber driving record are no longer the issues checking markets the 100share index in london is up twotenths of a percent at the moment dow s p and nasdaq futures are all up in the four to five tenths of a percent range plus 125 points on the dow future the federal reserve's interest ratesetting committee is meeting again this morning no hike in interest rates is expected but the statement on the economy will be interesting that's due in about seven hours from now.
"jed kim" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Powerful chair of the house ways and means committee is promising details on wednesday of the house spilled overhaul who pays what in taxes in america how many tax brackets will state and local taxes remain deductible will republicans propose a switch in the retire and saving system to save taxes now to save taxes later and other big piece will be how us corporations are taxed on overseas earnings and it's nauseous companies there may be changes to the stranger system we use now to tax people who live abroad marketplace's jed kim explains first of all there's the double taxing which can hughes of the woodrow wilson center says is pretty unique to the us most countries have a what they call a territorial system so if you earn money in the us you're taxed here if your money in francher tax there and that's the end of the story but for us it is different you as citizens must pay income taxes in their country of residence and back here in the state's us government does that to keep people from hiding earnings by moving overseas experts incomes are somewhat protected for instance all americans working abroad can keep their first hundred thousand income tax free and there are credits for taxes paid overseas but figuring all that out can be problematic in itself and god help you if you get it wrong on lilian fall haber teaches lied georgetown the expats have been arguing that the citizenship taxation is subjecting them to penalties and reporting burdens even though they may never been in the united states since childhood whether lawmakers focus on changing how much overall is due or on reporting requirements we'll be negotiated in coming weeks i'm jed kim from marketplace let's check the markets here the 100share index the footsie index in london is down 13 points about twotenths of a percent dow s p and nasdaq futures are all down twotenths of a percent in the case of the s p dow futures a benchmark for interest rates the tenure treasury yield down this morning two point four percent thereabouts the obamacare health exchanges is still up and running in on wednesday the shortseason begins where people can choose a.
"jed kim" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A enter your credit card number online to buy something that data is encrypted at many levels one basic level is called wpa to encryption it highs the data we send and receive specifically over wi fi would be like close to two point nine billion devices worldwide do beatrice of life is is an analyst with abi research he said as wpa too can now be cracked these security expert who discovered this even named the problem crack with a k the good news is there's no sign that hackers have used it no one's yet said well what am i not going to play it getting cracked would require a savvy hackers who the close to a wifi router tiffany red is cybersecurity expert with anna trope he says homes aren't likely targets but companies i'm concerned when i read about this crack about my health care data data on for banks swear i do my banking is yet another front for it departments to fight fortunately weapons are available says dell's bischoff he direct security services for the company tcm m number of the founders out there that right the code that enable the protocol have already started to release patches he says responding to new threats doesn't necessarily mean huge unexpected cost many companies now factors sudden needs for cyber fixes into their budgets i'm jed kim from marketplace release the correct and i thought it was pretty good myself wall street today and he guesses will have the details when we do the numbers it's all while we wait some more to get the actual details of the gop tax plan we are going to keep on digging into some of the things that might find their way into an eventual bill so if the gop cuts taxes the way it says it is going to win it for republicans are as worried about the debt and deficit as they say they they are then they're gonna have to find loopholes to close and deductions to get rid of to help pay for the aforementioned tax cuts which gets us in a roundabout kind away to charitable giving americans gave away nearly three hundred ninety billion dollars last year and republicans have said they will keep the charitable donation deduction but the tax plan the gop has actually introduced is making a lot of nonprofits that is.
"jed kim" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You say enter your credit card number online to buy something that data is encrypted at many levels one basic level is called wpa to encryption it hides the data we send and receive specifically over wifi we'll be like close to two point nine billion devices worldwide dimitrius of lack is is an analyst with abi research he says wpa too can now be cracked these security expert who discovered this even named the problem crack with a k the good news is there is no sign that hackers have used it no one's yet said what am i not going to play getting cracked would require a savvy hacker to the close to a wifi router tiffany red is a cybersecurity expert with an a trope she says homes aren't likely targets but companies i'm concerned when i read about this crack about my health care data data on for banks swear do my banking is yet another front for it departments to fight fortunately weapons are available says delves bischoff he direct security services for the company tcm a number of the founders out there that right the curb did in april the protocol have already started to release patch shoes he says responding to new threats doesn't necessarily mean huge unexpected cost many companies now factors sudden needs for cyber fixes into their budgets i'm jed kim from marketplace release the crocodile thothose pretty good myself wall street today and he guesses we'll have the details when we do the numbers yes one while we wait some more to get the actual details of the gop tax plan we are going to keep on digging into some of the things that might find their way into an eventual bill so if the gop cuts taxes the way it says it is going to win if republicans are as worried about the debt and deficit as they say they are then they're gonna have to find loopholes to close and deductions to get rid of to help pay for the aforementioned tax cuts which gets us in a roundabout count away to charitable giving americans gave way nearly three hundred ninety billion dollars last year and republicans have said they will keep the charitable donation deduction but the tax plan the gop has action lee introduced is making a lot of nonprofits that is.
"jed kim" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Cal fire had only added i n companies five still lopez little could have been done to prepare for these fires i'm jed kim from marketplace the stock market has surged for much of the year meme president trump like all presidents wants to take credit but last night he took it a step further and suggested the stock market can help fix the country's debt problem which got a lot of people scratching their heads marketplace's scott tung checks it out last night on fox news the president said the nation's debt grew during the past administration the barred more than ten trillion dollars right and yet we picked up five point two trillion gist of the stock market possibly picked up the whole thing in terms of the i much in terms of value so you could say in one cents were really ah increasing values and maybe in the says we're reducing debt really for this we reached two professors who actually teach econ 101 stephen kyle at cornell says stocks and the nation's debt are entirely different assets to explain this and class he draws pictures barred draw a picture of a building ripped the treasury grow up her true factory that are corporation the treasury debt is the iowa use the government owes their bonds stocks are ownership of private companies but wait kannu argue that stocks rise people get richer they pay more taxes and the feds pay off debt in from the mall where did i would underline mall it could help not in a way that suggests there's some dollar for dollar relationship dr any anywhere you would quote about okay how 'bout this the bull market can show that a good economy has replaced a bad economy with rising debt.
"jed kim" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"The added troops and we don't know the numbers who t to worry about two to four billion dollars a year in terms of their train assisted unable mesh but it's very hard to break up the cost he says those costs could spike suddenly with any unexpected territorial losses we know from syria and iraq that it's much harder and more expensive to recover ground than it is to protect it i'm tracy samuelsen for marketplace is a little bit of federal spending news to basilan little here being in relative terms the interior department says it's going to end a one milliondollar study into the health risks from what's known as mountaintop removal coal mining condemining the dumps debris down into surrounding valleys the study was looking at the connection between that mining waste in health problems for the people living in those valleys in nearby things like heart disease and long cancer birth defects marketplace's jed kim makes the connection between research money and regulatory policy does mountaintop removal harm public health michael hendriks at indiana university has been researching this for a decade i think we know more than we need to know to know that this process is harmful and should be stopped now he says we don't know the exact ways or levels at which causes harm that's part of what the national academy of sciences engineering and medicine was looking into now it won't john cook it is with the sierra club he says stopping the science is in line with the trump administration's goals of bringing back coal jobs to appalachia hip vade move forward in the national academy foreign mountaintop removal in park for help of for communities that live around the mine firm that will be used as the trust appreciation for establishing public health standards standards that once in place would have to be upheld in would need messier flights down the road four coal companies not moving forward with study if not moving forward with.