17 Burst results for "Jessica Lesson"
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Skimm'd from The Couch
"Jessica thank you for joining me and welcome to skin from the couch. Thanks for having me carly. I love listening to this podcast. So i'm thrilled to be here. I was saying just as you got kinda miked up. Its feels very weird to be on the other side of interviewing journalists like you but we're going to jump into it which is first question. I'm a standard question. Skim your resume. I wanted to be a reporter For as long as i can remember and had a series of internships starting in high school at my local newspaper where i wrote about why there were so many nail salons and how they could all stay in business so didn't really have a sense of supply and demand back then but was interested in in poking my nose around i then interned at the associated press the boston globe and the wall street journal and clung to that internship so that they would not let me leave the building and convince them to hire me so i worked as a tech reporter at the journal for eight years covering everything from the rise of online video to apple to google yahoo the rise of the internet. If you will that be took me out to san francisco and then after eight years at the journal i loved covering the tech industry and it seemed to me. That tac was disrupting news in very very fundamental ways most significantly. It was getting publishers obsessed with online advertising and traffic in a way that i felt was really lowering. The quality of news content and so i launched the information as a subscription business to swing back to quality over quantity and i guess seven years in We have one of the largest newsrooms of tech reporters around the world in her breaking major stories every day. We're going to dig into so much of that. But i'm curious. What would people be surprised to learn about you. I think probably many many things. But probably that i never ever ever thought i was going to start a company i actually remember grousing to my husband. You know maybe a decade ago. Why is everyone leaving. Big company jobs to start a company in the world be better if they were adding their talents and energies sort of into the traditional system. So i i. I think even wrote a story at the journal about like you know. There are too many entrepreneurs or something to that vein but you know lo and behold eventually you catch the edge and i think the world is just made starting a company so i was gonna say appealing but as you know carly times is quite tough Be anything appealing but it just felt like there was a huge opportunity and i went for it but it was quite a swing from sort of being very down on entrepreneurship to becoming one. You mentioned in your skin of your bio that you began your journalism career at a young age and went onto the crimson while. You're harvard We're able to turn internship into a job at the journal. I think that the one of the most popular questions that we get asked. How do i turn my internship into the full-time. What is your advice on how to do that. Don't leave the buildings that was really my advice and so i kind of lucked out. Because i was working on this big project. It was on the salary data that the government was putting out it a once in every year report about what was having to wages across a huge number of jobs and i had planned a really big feature with my editor on this and they push back the release date and so i said i i got it right this story you know you don't wanna miss this big feature in the journal you had an approval process for big features in the had been approved and all of that and so you know my internship was supposed to be up august whatever. The data was coming out first week in september and i just sort of made the case to literally extend my security badge access
"jessica lesson" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"System and on top of it i mean think about what additional performance that lets you sort of out of if it's like well now that we can actually cool this chip down in. It's not threatening to burn the entire laptop to the ground. We can eek so much more performance out of it can be constantly has probably a hundred or more google chrome tabs open at once a year later because my laptop constantly sounds gets about to take off into outer space when your laptop spins up be in the fans spin up because you're installing software. Then you know it's time to get better laptop and a lot of the modern modern windows ten laptops. The fans are on at high volume a lot of time. And i think that's an intel flaw. That's why i'm very. I think this is going to be very interesting. And i can guarantee you. Everybody's looking in the pc side looking at this with inter is not that they'll be able to get apple silicon but at least maybe this can stimulate Arm chip development for wendy. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a less laptops out of this by the way just because of the history of these processor so we've seen like a couple. I think the last time i saw was like dell's xps thirteen two and one from like two years ago was at least very very quiet. And like i had a weird cooling system. So i guess we'll see it was super underpowered. 'cause on intel. You're running series probably. Yeah yeah and it's just slow as hell yeah. I guess we'll see it's not like we need to speculate. It's only two days away. But i'm going to guess they'll do a family mac book very thin very light all day battery life it. It's going to be better performance than the current mac book or macbook air. Because they don't have to use those crappy y series intel chips but it won't be super good and then i think we will. Maybe it might not even be for delivery this year. See a higher end. And i'm sure that that's where these geekbench scores come from a high end. Mac book pro sixteen That will be the one of the proposal. The bloomberg story that came out last week from mark gurman. I think suggested that we'd see a thirteen inch air at thirteen inch pro and a sixteen inch pro right now on tuesday all of which will probably be in the same form factor as the existing last night. I was hoping it'd be color or something just to distinguish you know there's always details and you never know what they get right and what they get wrong but i just see like. Is this a situation where we try to keep things looking as similar as possible. So we don't scare off any of our customers worried that this is a whole new product him so a break as you know there was an election there will be There's a new president and vice president elect january twentieth If maybe they'll they'll take office. I don't know what's going to happen between now. And then but if they yeah of course samiram miramonte what could go wrong but When they do take office when a biden harris administration takes office. How will they approach big tech. That's the question everybody's asking what will come become of. Doj's lawsuit against google and so forth. Jessica lesson has a good article in the information. Your publication paris. But we will talk about that. What does the what the. What did the election results mean for big tech. When we get back actually we should probably include in that prop twenty two in california which enfranchised uber and lift and said. Don't worry those guys don't have to be employees So this will be. This'll be very very interesting. Coming to from the beautiful four seasons landscaping company in downtown battle luma. It's this will be thinking of that. The rest of my life. This is a perfect coda to the whole last. Four years rudy giuliani parking lot like foot feet away from a sex shop giving announcement at the end of donald. Trump's incredible unbelievable unbelievable. Our show today brought to you by. It pro t. v. You know nowadays I think that getting a job in. It is probably as good as it can get you. You know it's job security for one thing and there's so many different areas you can choose from. It could fit your interest. Obviously if you watch our shows you're interested in technology if you've been tasked to learn something new for it. Whether for work or just for yourself. I think a lot of people say oh. I'll just go to youtube. Or maybe i'll i'll sign up with a technical college or go to the bookstore. No nobody thinks that. Get some books The problem was that is. It's not the best way to learn. What are the best videos. What are the best books. How much do you have to waste on technical school you need to go to. It pro tv there..
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Pivot
"I'm not moving down this. That's as far down this road is. I'm going to ask you to for. Let's get back to me. That's enough starts and I was but it was like. How did they have that happen? And if there's all these kids using it I was thinking if there's these public zooms this is and it's happened. All people have at times story about is called Zoom bombing so that was what is like execution. This stuff has to work while people are using it and I think it has for the most part kept up. People are sort of comfortable with a little bit of Glitch. Genius Right now. 'cause they figure it's overwhelmed but the the numbers you know it'll interesting to see to two things one if people will continue to do more at home working after this is over and of course the company stands to benefit and if they don't what happens to what they're doing and I think you're right. This is the time to make. Hey I hate to say that about someone Accompany but But they have to make a while while the rotavirus Liberte hold on. I mean let's be. Let's be in the moment. I forget. I get about eleven emails a day from Jessica Lesson at the information. Even though I'm not a subscriber and I will. It seems like every day a new offering a new opportunity subscribe and they do a great job of teasing you and I think my well. I know I'm getting there. I'm getting there got anyways so I get an email saying that Join US for podcast or whatever. It is live Webinar with Swisher to talk about women intact and my first emotion is always a little bit of jealousy. Like why don't they invite the dog? Okay fine whatever. I'm happy for you. And then they're gonNA follow up email like email fourteen the next day from Jessica saying you know in the assholes who who zoom porn zoom bombed and inserted porn into my discussion with care. What do you think my emotion was right there? You are throughout joy. That is literally one of the best things that happened to me this week. 'cause hearing your weapon our Jessica Lesson on women sack was porn bombed. I mean that is wonderful. Life Life is living sadden Freud Freud anyway like what are they have? They have to make it work but I do think this is going. I mean four weeks five weeks when people aren't using this much Whenever this sort of goes down and I think they'll be a resurgence but I don't know if people will return to stay in the work at home mode as much as people think you know. I think people are fine with it. I don't think everybody likes it And they prefer to be at the office. I still think that's GonNa be a tough one to shake even though there's all predictions of that case I think people are not do not like it not like being on these things. I think my kids really hate it. They don't like doing school on it So I don't know we'll see but in the bigger picture big tech. I think our my column is that it's going to come out just fine. They have of cash They've got they're they're they're going to shake out as you said The heard is going to be called of their rivals and anybody and when this moves on they're going to be in a position to take advantage of it they don't come come out stronger and I also think that if there's a winner here and I don't WanNa say there's a winner but of the of the big tech firms I think Amazon's reputation is GonNa come out of this. The most burnished and I have a lot of friends at Amazon. I have a lot of former students. The largest recruit out of my classes Amazon. And I'm I'M A. I'm a critic of Amazon specifically. Jeff Bezos some believe that they need to be broken up for the health of the economy as any company that gets his power. Powerful should should should be broken up. But there's just no getting around it Amazon employees have really risen to this occasion. And whether it's the the folks in the in in the trucks delivering the People in the warehouses decision. They've made around moving to essential to ensure their supply chain remains robust. Around around key items. I think Amazon has shown a really lottery Grit and fortitude and the employees there in the management there should be recognized for the risks. They're taking and it's important that people get stuff and I think they've shown a lot of leadership here. I think right now people said well who do we put in charge of this global pandemic people would say doctor Dr Fao? She's sitting on top of Amazon would be pretty good cocktail. Yeah we'RE GONNA come out of this stronger than ever. There are stories of course people being infected in the warehouses and things like that. And you're right the risk. The risk is among delivery. People was amazing. Is these delivery. People who do any of the delivery people were doing all these kind of things or or people in restaurants and hardware stores and things like that. Do not get enough. You know except that the people obviously healthcare workers on frontline or the most heroic here but they definitely is interesting like to be able to keep working and especially with some of these people that shitty pay they get from these companies. I think Gama's got that step up and start paying a lot of these delivered on people stores more in these warehouses. More for what they do. I I always thought they do take I think all these companies take advantage of these people's At People's livelihoods and now with when there's going to be less employment. They're going to get a better deal like the same thing with Uber. Everybody else is going to get a better deal now with people. Desperate to make some money You know despite the fact we're getting this massive stimulus but let's go over to the live. Sports Industry is that an unprecedented crossroads is something that is so analog with the cancellations and postponements Is also leaving. A media. Covers him reeling in the way they you know. I don't know what bill is going to do all day. Thursday was Major League Baseball Opening Day. Which of course was not happening an earlier this week the twenty twenty summer Olympics were postponed the NBA season was cancelled. Nascar was Bozo. March madness cancelled back to the Olympics is the first time in modern Olympic history. The Games will be postponed and I think probably to twenty twenty one they were talking about. Nbc and discovery who paid more than one billion to show the twenty twenty games but the schedules thrown into chaos really NBC. Universal Was County Olympics to promote drives subscriptions to peacock the company's direct to consumer streaming services scheduled to launch July which is probably not launching in July meanwhile the NFL plans to stick with his April scheduled for this year's draft despite conflict on how to proceed between team general managers and NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell. This is a big big area business analyst analog and from an advertising point of view and everywhere this reaches Everywhere Yeah. It's a huge industry in the thing. That's the thing that's just knew about all of us that we didn't model out. Is that a recession revenues. Go down forty percent. He can reduce cost twenty percents. You lose you know. Two hundred million on a billion and business certain businesses have just gone from running at full capacity to zero free and no one they. Nhl The premier league no one modeled for this in several. You're seeing I mean. There's really triage right now in some of these businesses. And if you look at how ripples through the supply chain whether it's stub hub or live nation or the vendors for the bonds to back the facilities the the lease back bonds. That backed up venues I mean it's just it's just the the people who have the concession contracts that people working the parking to go from full capacity zero just overnight and then when you do in terms of scheduling. It's a I'm not a sports fan so I literally haven't noticed it but when we did one of those family meetings when we decided I read somewhere. You're supposed to communicate Oakland with your kids about what's going on. And they just sort of nodded their heads. They didn't really get it. You know they they wanted. They got a little scared when I said we have to be. We CAN'T GO SEE OPTION. Joschka because they're more vulnerable and they wanted to know what I meant by the word vulnerable but in I told them that every I'll live. Events are being canceled in about two minutes later. My sunset is does the Premier League Games. Are THEY BEING CANCELED? And I said most likely. And that's when he lost it and began to cry. Don't take away as Byron Munich versus F C Barcelona Game. But sports matter they give people its collective shared experience getting together but the ad that industry. It'll be very interesting to see I was. There's a company called Fiv. Oh that is a startup. That does social. It's a it's a means of creating social groups. Say Alright Karen I you and I want to go to the other wizards game and we announced it on our social networks and we get a group of people to buy tickets and group so we can sit together. It's a cute idea. I mean. Imagine that social APP for live events. Imagine business right now. I know I mean it's it's beyond that I mean just think about you. Know the ringer espy. Nation boxes briefly to report BARSTOOL sports. Espn I mean. You know bills's with smart for having sold before. Oh my gosh. Oh My Gosh. Can you imagine now? He's he's Lucky Ham. He's the second like this guy. The luckiest guy in the world is this kid. Richard full of him and his wife are an inspiration. He was a student of mine and literally. I Love I love. This guy's a classic entrepreneur. He started buying five thousand dollars. Were the cotton. And then sending it to Israel milling it and bringing over to Brooklyn and then selling sheets and bedding packages and it's Brooklyn and he solely closed three weeks ago on selling his company. I mean if you look at Time Warner they looks like I mean. It's really knowing when to sell is definitely. It's probably more locked in an art but I'll tell you it's interesting to look at it until about getting its money billion dollars from From from one hundred percent. Yeah they're off twenty or thirty percent of they wouldn't have got and now that quite frankly. This is probably saved Jack Dorsey. No one's really worried about activism right now activism is sort of a luxury we don't have right now but also if you look at Disney was the best performing media stock of the last ten years other than big tech. I think it was up seven hundred percent but now that it's come down it's up five hundred percent and Time Warner having sold at the peak. Two years ago was up six hundred percent so now.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on This American Life
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"jessica lesson" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"We have to both there's a period where a bunch of the timing properties, including you guys were doing a lot more federal stuff. And it was a, you know, the Sports Illustrated and its own version of sort of a BuzzFeed thing, call called hot potato or something and time was doing a lot of aggregation, and you guys were doing some out as well will that continue or is that less appealing in a world where ads are are less valuable. You're you're talking broadly about more ephemeral stuff. I guess the way I would the way I would put it is this, you know, I started in the newspaper business you were in the newspaper business. Newspapers have always had comics. They've always light fair. They've always had a a as well as deeply reported stories. You've had both. I'm not so much thinking about stuff like like, whether it's light or not just whether it's such and such publication published this here is our version of that story. It's very. Common very common. But I think we're seeing less of it. Now, I think some of the publications that only did that are having a harder time surviving. I don't think you can only do that. But look if someone if I'm a busy executive, and I want to count on fortune to tell me what I need to know, you have to -ssume that not everything you need to know is going to be captured in general story by a fortune reporter. And so for us two point two stories in other places that may be interesting or important is valuable service to our readers, and we'll keep doing it. So we do it in our newsletters. We do it on the site and another piece of that Peter that, you know, well is we have a large array of services down to some which are very expensive. You know, if you want to be a member of the CEO initiative, it's going to cost you fifteen thousand dollars a year, we see that as a funnel. We'd like people to come to fortune to get their most basic news about business and money, but over time some those people. Will we hope convert into magazine subscribers newsletter readers and comp eventually conference attendees and members of our communities, and this is obviously we should say at one of the reasons that a title like fortunate so valuable as it is a business publication. You get a much higher rate generally for advertising there, which is why people are still always trying to sort of get into this business. Jessica lesson in other guesses is moved into this courts. Bloomberg is is seems to constantly. I'm always confused about whether they want to be terminal business with unwanted media business. I think they would say both right now who's your primary competition for your your readers time and for your advertising dollar. Yeah. Everyone you mentioned. I mean, there's not a simple answer to that question. I think both our readers, and our advertisers are looking at a rapidly evolving media landscape. I think what distinguishes fortune is, you know, you have a a lot of the big publications of principally investor focused, right? I would say. That about the Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg or CNBC a lot of the big those big media organizations. There I go to is the investor were really interested in business in the people who run them in the leadership qualities necessary to be successful in. How you adapt technology to make your business? Great. And I think in that space we shine. So this map, you're laying out is this is the map that you would have had last year. This this roadmap as the same. When you would have had last year prior to the acquisition is anything changing. Because you have new owners shirt, the what the big thing that's changing is last year. If we wanted to invest to grow, you, basically, I mean for a while you had to make sure you got a return on that investment in the first year, then it became the same quarter, you know, under pressures from the marketplace, we we were shaking the quarters out of the billows every every three months. What's changed as we have an owner who's been very explicit insane to us. I want you to grow this business. But I'm not interested in taking cash out of it in the in the near term..
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"It's a pain in the shadow to being foaming in Brooklyn. They say, I don't do plumbing. And it's way too far for them to travel for me. I like being those are good guys. Are we are? We should we take another break you're smiling. Yeah. Let's take one more break. We'll hear from an advertising, and we'll keep rambling. This is Peter Kafka here to endorse be indeed plumbing, I pay for them of my own money. I'm here with Dan still hanging out. Let's talk about your current job. Well, y'all been talking about on and off you were at fortune. I can think of a lot of good reasons to leave a timing publication, especially we have why did you end up at axios? And how did that happen? So actually us also because Mike Allen called and and while he was in Boston. And he wanted to get together and have lunch. And I to be honest. I missed his initial Email into spam. And I did know Mike what I was reader. I I was a longtime fan we didn't know at politico. Yeah, political, and so we got together and had lunch. I knew they he had left and Jim to hide left political. And we're launching at the time just something right? I think the only media report was they were going to do something. And so my can I start talking a little bit about what they were thinking about. We kept talking I covered both the and the DNC conventions that was summer sixteen for fortune. And they were obviously all their those talk them a bit more. Honestly, I left I wanted to I like. The idea of two things one I said earlier working with smart people thought, Jim Mike, and some of the other people they were putting together with just a smart group of folks who didn't really have a great idea of what they were planning to do at the time. But it was kind of like let's figure this out together in two as reporter. And you know, this you don't you get a bunch of chances. If you want to join younger companies or more established companies this was one of the first opportunity. I'd really had to join something that didn't truly didn't exist was a true white space and was being asked to help figure out what the hell they were going to do next and the pitch to you was the to what you're doing. But something else the pitch to me was we're going to put together a bunch of smart people who kind of have Nisha expertise to cover at the time. The idea was covered politics, healthcare and business, and let's figure out what how we're gonna make this thing work that was the pitch. My perception of it was these guys who created this thing with politico there they had a problem with with the founder, which may have just come to simply down to like calm. I think I think in. You know, you read about nonstop. I haven't really had this conversation with Jim I think it came down to the fact that he never wants to sell. They were kind of founders of a startup that was never never going to realize the value. The in basically, they didn't want to say this because there's less sexy. But we wanna build the thing we built again, maybe better and bigger sort of. But we want to be owners, and we sh we want any want to create value in realize the balance the reason why every single employees got equity, and that's a big deal. Right. You know, you they want everybody to be an owner of this account. Jessica lesson does this information is on paying people inequity and paying them real money because I don't use Rowlett. Yeah. I think she's well, look, I obviously we pay people salaries to make money I've got her mortgage, and I pay it. And that's important. If I wasn't being paid a salary wouldn't take the job. I think equity bring this a startup thing. Right. I think everybody helps people not necessarily row in the same direction. You can disagree about things, and obviously certain people leave. But I think everybody realizes that. What's good for you? What's good for the person? You know at the desk next me is ultimately good for me. I think there's a value to that. And and I think we. You know, we talked earlier about editorial folks, not either knowing what's happening on the business side or maybe not caring. What's happened in the business side? I think it makes everybody care little bit more..
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Acquired
"That was that was our air. And I'm like, you were so greedy for this short term. He didn't understand what it did is unleash the idea that reporters could go on their own like Jessica lesson at the information or Kevin Delaney at quartz ups, both great Wall Street Journal reporters, but they all of a sudden we're like Kerr made a break for the border. Now I'm going to do it. And so that was the great part. Yes, didn't we did? We did. It was like you could you could it's worth calling out? Just how much talent you cultivated there too? Yes, we did just naming a couple of names now, but you look at the journal at the John that was Kevin, they weren't all day, but we we tried to get Kevin to come to all things, but he wouldn't take the risk at the time. He didn't want to leave the journal that was, but he then he did become into d which was under knows that he knows he knows we talked about it the other day, but there was. Was there at that. So we were, I mean, it was like you said, Tesco lesson. She was made Jessica. He. Yeah, yeah, at the journal. Yes, that was at the journal, not at all things. D we had a great. We've had amazing like, Mike Isaac is amazing Nellie bowls is amazed there all the time. Yeah, everybody was there. Yeah, we had a lot of people coming through. What was that? We were good at training. People you in walled lake. We you out there identifying people, were you recruiting? Yes. Yeah, because people want it to work for something exciting. You know what I mean? And we were doing one of the things we also were doing, which other places weren't doing as we were running exciting journalism, we were doing like personality Peter Kafka and who still at at at Recode we were doing like, hey, this Comcast, deal sucks. And here's why like that. We had that kind of tone. You wanted to do the blog that you want to have an opinion and you didn't you this line in another one it to have an informed opinion based on reporting. That is very different than mouthing off about something we knew. Like when I write Collins, I've dated, I do checking. I called Mark Zuckerberg when I ask when I'm about to say something terrible about Mark Zuckerberg. But you know, we spent a lot of time doing reporting. And so a lot we had tone of voice that had whether it was great features that we did or like look at this or this is a mess over. Yeah. We would have narratives the whole young things, and we'd have great graphics to Jon patch. Kaos you now works for BuzzFeed. Did amazing graphics raise the Yang Tannock, which was kind of Titanic for Yahoo who would put we put a red, did you call and tell them you? We're gonna laugh. He didn't care most people, some people care, but we don't care about them. But we put a ball gag in Eric Schmidt's mouth when he kept saying stupid things. So every time he said stupid thing, we'd say, ERI Smith's, Eric Schmidt said a stupid thing again today and embarrass Google the ball. Gag goes up and so we don't do that now, but it was great. And then I had a little camera little flip Cam that I was like, Shelvin people say that was a precursor to a lot of stuff so we would. I'd stick it. I'm like, hi, how you doing how you doing like to whoever posted on the side just would post him full on the sites. And I think people like that it was fun. It sort of it was we were trying everything different one time. I did a whole story that just said apple, Twitter, apple, Twitter, apple, Twitter, just to see how many likes we not how many likes how many. Stupid, how because nobody cares about anything. And so we were a and then you would just it would just be honest. And I think that's was what was great about it. Like Peter Kafka's a perfect example of that great reporting because he always got the scoops. That's right. We always got the scoops that was critical, but at the same time and we got the scoops weather, we had access or not like they gave us great if they didn't. Fuck you. Like, you know what I mean?.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on KGO 810
"We don't like. I complained plenty about Fox News. But you never heard me threaten to shut them down. Or call them enemies of the people it shouldn't be democratic or Republican to say, we don't target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray. We are Americans were supposed to stand up to bullies. Followed them. Yeah. It's true. He had very open disagreements with Fox News. And he never said they were fake news. Never said, hey, we ought to shut him down. He didn't say those things. So why do we have a president who wants to in by the way, forty percent of Republicans say President Trump should have the power. Forty three percent say the President Trump should have the power to shut down media outlets that they don't like that. They think you're behaving poorly. I've just it's such a weird time. So it's such a contrast to hear President Obama speak this morning at the university of Illinois Champaign Urbana. Yeah. I suppose in Minnesota. They do. It's not. So I guess why not in Illinois too. And I just it was so odd. So for many of us, it's like, oh, there's a presence speaking as opposed to a bully speaking. That's how many of us reacted this morning to hearing president. I know somebody I work with here who was downright giddy. Listening to President Obama because it's it's a relief to hear somebody who can speak well and isn't angry with every other word and talking about how great is I'm the greatest ever in the history of the universe. Well, let speak of. The top court in the land because the brecca hearings continue today. Judge Cavin on the DC circuit. He's he's not even the chief. Judge the judge that the federalist society says is perfect. And we're gonna have an expert opinion here professor of law at Loyola Law School. She also was president of the Los Angeles ethics commission recently. Jessica lesson Levinson joins me next four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten Ethan Bearman on K G O eight ten. JJ central ethic. Good news and Livermore eastbound five eighty after Greenville wrote a semi of a stall in lanes one and two is out of the way. Now, they've got a pushed over to the right.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on KGO 810
"Last president gave a speech this morning. The university of Illinois in Champaign Urbana. President Trump gave a speech last night. There is no more dramatic con. Contrast maybe ever ever between presidents. He said let me just give you a couple of lines from President Trump last night in Montana when I see the anger of what they say to an intellect far greater than there is not even a contest. Hey about Senate Democrats in the cabin on hearings. Anger of what they say to an end elect far greater than there is not even. So he's the one who he now personally runs IQ tests. Then he talks about his personal physician again last night. Ron Ronnie Jackson is a great, man. I stand up here. This is President Trump again, I'm quoting last night in bozeman Montana. Stand up you're giving speeches for an hour and a half many times without nuts. And then they say he's lost. And yet we have twenty five thousand people showing up to speeches, and he can't say the word anonymous, President Trump who by the way, he also said, I'm the most popular president ever. And let me let me just share a little fact on that fifty three point six percent is the poll of polls at five thirty eight fifty three point six percent of Americans. Diss approve of President Trump forty percent. Prove. All the polls. So the highest approval of courses, Rasmussen which still shows the majority disapprove, it's pretty hilarious, actually. When he talks about how popular is he's popular with Trump publicans, which is a minority of our country again messages like last night. I said it was on Fox News and message from guy. Oh, we're the we're the silent majority, and I immediately responded, and I said, you're not the majority Hillary Clinton actually received about three million more votes than Donald Trump's of clearly she's the majority in terms of receiving votes. So you're not the silent majority. You're a silent minority and you're not silent loud and you're angry. And that's what made it so interesting to hear President Obama speak this morning because it's so hard to hear facts. Sometimes isn't it? I've pointed this out on the air so many times about well. But the economy's never better which Trump, of course, repeated again last mayor, no more Americans are working nominee ever. Well, there are more Americans now than ever. There are actually more. Did you know that there are more Americans than ever for as much as you want to build a wall, which sixty three percent of Americans say, they don't want the wall. You again are the minority when you say, you want the wall, you know, this right? It's called numbers arithmetic. So President Obama speaking at the university of Illinois Champaign Urbana. Reminded everybody about who started the economic recovery. It's it's absolutely amazing. And I'm going to get to his quote on Fox News for a second. Because I think it's very very interesting. Urbana excuse me. I that was her Bonna. From the midwest. And I I think we can debate that President Obama actually said by the time I left office household income was near its all time high and the uninsured rate. Hit an all-time. Oh, fax poverty rates were falling. Fact, I mentioned this just when you hear all great the economy is doing right now. Let's just remember when this recovery. Started fact, I've pointed that out numerous times. But one of the things that are just endlessly bothers me and the Trump supporters repeat it, and it's just it's really troublesome. I understand that people. Don't like when news anchors become opinion. Hosts and blur the line. I agree. I don't like that. Either. I don't like that. Either. But then paint fake news. News media. Oh mainstream. I just think it's lame. So President Obama actually said the words about Fox News in his speech this morning as well. And I think it's really important to hear what he had to say about it because guess what he didn't call Fox News fake, news and attack them. It's. Take a listen to President Barack Obama what he had to say about Fox News this morning. It shouldn't be democratic or Republican to say that we don't run the freedom of the press because. Stories. We don't like. Complained plenty about Fox News. But you never heard me through under shut them down. Or call them enemies of the people it shouldn't be democratic or Republican to say, we don't target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray. We are Americans. We're supposed to stand up to bullies. Follow them. Yeah. It's true. He had very open disagreements with Fox News. And he never said they were fake news. He never said, hey, we ought to shut him down. He didn't see those things. So why do we have a president now who wants to by the way forty percent of Republicans say President Trump should have the power. Forty three percent say the President Trump should have the power to shut down media outlets that they don't like that. They think you're behaving poorly. I've just it's such a weird time. So it's such a contrast here. President Obama speak this morning at the university of Illinois Champaign Urbana, I suppose in Minnesota. They do at. It's not. So I guess why not in Illinois too. And I just it was so so for many of us it's like, oh, there's a president speaking as opposed to a bully speaking. That's how many of us reacted this morning to hearing president. I know somebody I work with here who was downright giddy. Listening to President Obama because it's it's a relief to hear somebody who can speak well and isn't angry with every other word anti about. How great is I'm the greatest ever in the history of the universe. Well, let's speak of the top court in the land. Because the have hearings continue today judge Cavin on the DC circuit. He's wanted. It's not even the chief judge. He's just the judge that the federalist society says is perfect. And we're gonna have an expert opinion here professor of law at Loyola Law School. She also was president of the Los Angeles ethics commission recently. Jessica lesson Levinson joins me next four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten. Cagy? Oh, eight ten and streaming online at K G, O radio dot com. Not to sound like a broken record. But we do still have problems onto five. Let's get the update and hope for some better news for Mark Nieto..
"jessica lesson" Discussed on The Information's 411
"Nfor filling in for me doing an expert job stores that we're looking at this week are interesting we got three three segment episode today it's like old school we haven't done one of those in longtime i am talking to jessica lessons she is out in sun valley has been for the past couple of days hobnobbing with all the media and tech exacts that flock to that resort city to maybe make some deals maybe meet each other go whitewater rafting all the great things billionaires get to do what we report on them so jessica has an interesting take on things i'm talking to amir friday about his story on trucking self driving trucks they're back there hip again they were sort of out for a while and now there's a few interesting startups that are popping up that are taking on the challenge of making a self driving truck then i'm talking to alfred lee he has another story about employ equity and what happens when a company delays it's and there are rules written into the equity compensation are issues structure that has these things expire so there are real consequences for a company delaying its ipo it's a packed episode couldn't be more excited to be back here and presenting it all to you that's enough for me let's get on over to jessica lesson immune over there last year jessica you kind of handle the duties this year how was how's everything out night aho right now i always it's chill it's i'd say subdued and obviously there's some major headline sort of hanging in the air the future of fox in weather comcast will try and suit back in to get from disney the surprise decision by the justice department to appeal the at time warner decision but particularly when it comes to tech companies in the big internet companies i think everyone's kind of keeping their head down checking in catching up with people that it doesn't feel like people are really buzzing about in getting a lot of like imminent business done right so that you mentioned the time warner the justice department's going to be appealing that really happen as things were going on there did you manage any reaction from executives there about how surprising this was or whether this really changes plans for any of the involved companies i think people were certainly surprised but the the posture from at and t and co randal stevenson who was here was very much what the company said that they're gonna fight it believe they'll prevail many attendees felt it was sort of a very strange move on the part of the government but you know we'll sort of see it play out i'd say there was a lot more speculation or sort of interest in disney fox comcast sky but you know beyond brian roberts just making the rounds at meeting with everyone is he does kind of every year at sun valley didn't get a sense than anything new was really materializing so everyone's just waiting for to see what the next move comcast or the next move comcast might make i've always found murdoch rupert murdoch's journeys around sun valley to be some of the most interesting things he's been going for so many years he's told me in the past and this is the first year where you're seeing him with the disney fox deal moving forward and his relinquishing a huge percentage of his company well selling it i mean did you see anything different or hear anything different about kind of the murdoch presence this year now and i think i think murdoch's are you know while some of this might be short terms or the headaches the end of the day they're sitting pretty with two people who really want their company likely to drive the price up so you know in the brief sort of periods i saw rupert seemed calm into enjoying himself and i think james coming in or came in very quickly to the conference so it's you know i think from their perspective their work is sort of done in let these guys fight over them and you know they're still still playing to land so to speak but you know generally generally comments i right and for the tech side of things you know every year facebook has a number of people there mark is usually there was cheryl there this cheryl sandberg at four folks mark cheryl were the cfo and dan rose and same on google side got larry page diane green philip schindler the head of business and oh in center but it might take away.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Receive fifty dollars in free credits and we're back at recode media hoop banou she's taking notes about children's literature and now we can talk about the blockchain that's a hard pivot i'm trying to figure out the best way to frame this all right listen to this podcast you you're aware that there's crypto currency in there's bitcoin and maybe some of the more interesting derivatives you might be extra educated about this and understand that blockchain is the underlying architecture that is supposed to make cool software projects happen also is related to crypto currency and if you're super super super sophisticated you know that the smart take is hey don't get excited about bitcoin price swings the cool part about all this is the blockchain and all the cool shit that it's going to enable so i've spent a little time trying to figure this out as a lay person i did a an interview on stage at the code conference with a bunch of blockchain folks as far as i can tell in the real world the way blockchain might work today's useful for things like actually processing financial transactions right you can make things go faster there's a few more semi real world examples where you can help track you know food poisoning lettuce and walmart and krogers and different vendors and competitor's could all sort of pool their information together through this ledger and then they could track that stock and the rest of it all gets very hand wavy it's and something something identity in entrust in and get very vague and then you end up saying well when the internet showed up in one thousand nine hundred ninety three or eighty nine or eighty six we didn't know what that was going to be either but turns out to change the world this is going to be the same thing have i summed up sort of state of blockchain very good good job actually so here's my question to you into the blockchain people and then the civil people in general which is how is any of this relate to the challenges faced by journalism or by media startup what is what does this solve for you okay so the issue is with journalism as you well know is that most of the advertising revenue podcasts seem to be a weird outlier with this but most of the advertising revenue these days you know ninety percent of it goes to facebook and google and that is why we have people like our colleague jessica lesson pivoting to subscription models where people pay however many hundreds.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"If you talk to anybody internally at facebook two years ago they said we are a platform and we will go to our grave saying we are nothing but a platform we connect the world that is what we do we have no responsibility for what is on our our platform sort of short of child pornography that was like okay that's a lot that was ideology for them yep fast forward now now and they're saying well we're going to hire twenty or thirty thousand people to look at what's on the platform we have a responsibility for what's on the platform we're going to deploy a against fake news against hate speech against all of these things that is a seat change and opens them up to an and i asked i was at a jessica lessons and ben smith did a did a small gathering out in the valley a couple of weeks ago and i asked mark about it i said but if you are going to take that responsibility if you're going to admit what the rest of us have been saying for a long time we'll just congratulations you're the world's biggest media company now you have to act like one right i mean yeah you know you have responsibility for what's on your platform you know you get into the obligations it comes with obligations and if you're us you know guess what the governor's going to call and scream at you because he's mad about something and if you mess with the election they're gonna be mad about it advertisers are going to be mad if if if they're at a pearson the wrong place it's called being a publisher and i said but if you're going to take responsibility you're opening yourself up to in every jurisdiction where you operate which is the whole world for them right copyright liable incitement to riot right on we've all looked at places like india and ryan amara where they've had all sorts of problems with people using facebook to whip up frenzies against certain ethnic or religious minorities broadcasting regulations right if you're going to you know if you're.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Was beautiful way it was funny because when the gop were like what's your name again and he's like i'm senator tweedle dee and he's like can you repeat that you're from where i've never heard of you before it was just great humility anyway msnbc gets to go inside and they were so disappointed by what they saw that they had to come up with other complaints how how or why it was a bad thing as they're showing footage that was granted provided to them by hhs it was still showing stuff that was literally contradicting what they were saying right there on live it was literally the most bizarre thing is i saw this morning live and it was the most bizarre thing i've ever seen in my life roseanne speaks out once again i'll tell you what she said she's kind of breaking a promise about leaving twitter or maybe she's just took a short break down i i just wanna let you know what she said also tv producers at a eighty festival i guess it's a festival for for movie and tv producers they are now saying that we need more onscreen abortions on tv abortions are being under represented okay wow which almost insinuates that tv is controlling women and they don't wanna do that more onscreen abortions jessica lesson and a day and age where almost can't even watch tv with my kids anymore because just the amount of i don't know sexual suggestiveness and language i throw some abortions yeah why not because it's the priority really should be that we're focusing on there's not enough abortions it shouldn't be like trying to clean it up a little so kids can watch tv again let's cancel roseanne and put more abortions makes so much sense to me here's the thing most of the shows are putting on now are abortions i think we've got plenty of yeah all right.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"What's really got my attention about this story was that the apple employee's started talking you know they had been reporting to the sharing information with the information's as anonymous sources but once jessica lesson who founded the information links to the article with a quote from richard williamson about how after launched through was zastava at the slow when it works at all the softwares read of the series sparks these problems line charlie original surly seriatim certainly not me will that opened the door for that kit laos who was the original founder a founder of syria before apple acquired it and he replied this statement is wholly false was made by the architect in the head of the biggest launch disaster have a history apple maps in reality siri were created launch but like any new platform under an expectedly massive load required scaling injustice in twenty four hour workdays and kill us followed up by saying syria wasn't perfect but it was the first fits kind and set a completely new bar for conversational assistance that ten years later every top tech companies still attempting to replicate dominate he said the point was that siri began the assistant revolution and steve jobs and scott forest all deserve credit for recognizing it and helping us go large with it it was years before any of the competitors caught onto its significance in started their efforts the race is on dag of course our kit less rather is besides being the co founder and six siri before it was acquired by apple he also cofounded vith which was quoted by samsung and i have yet to see what has come out of but i i would like to i'm looking forward to it and say that because one of the things that people have had hopes for with siri earlier on on was that siri would lead to an app store for artificial intelligence that never happened but instead we got with siri kit and siri kit allows developers to write to the to to to make their apps available to siri for some commands it.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Requiring people to figure out a new currency invested a new currency as opposed to using a credit card pennies is is is worthwhile but you seem to think there might be some merit there i dunno i think scepticism is entirely warranted um i think scepticism about every single model for supporting serious journalism is warranted are certainly the ad model is shown himself to be corrosive and and uh almost unaffordable um subscriptions are great but there's a problem with this subscription uh supported news like the information by jessica lesson which i think is really good and very interesting group four hundred fifty dollars a year i think um which uh only a fraction of the market can afford that right so it's great journalism but it's part of the value of it is that other people don't have that information yes which is that kind of opposition information trade honor summer which is the opposite of informing the public is this as the same problem with the political pro newsletter that cost several thousand dollars a year it's great information it's produced by journalists it's a working model it's it's uh it's successful but it's not journalism for the public and it's why i commend who has a bunch times why i have yet to see a model of any at supported subscription journalism it works for small mediumsized papers communities were they've seen this papers whittled away there is i've yet to see a single solution within a rich person supporting it i agree with you it's an unsolved problem what's the unknown on an upnote for 2018 what are you optimistic about pusher i'm optimistic that out project that i am involved in which is bringing a day correspondent from the netherlands to the united states it's the world's most successful member supported news organization which different about it compared to subscription is that it doesn't have a hard may well because the members who believe in the.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"Also early on the year we had the on the information's jessica lesson she's been a prominent advocate of allocations going down the paid rude and she made the compelling case on why doing this lines up in everyone's interests yeah and and i think one more quite a lesson can go on her lifetime it depends what kind of business you're building right so i i had also credit bowl of startups out there in the media world that have venture money that has expectations of huge growth in ron numbers because that's what gets you in the mode of you know i need six things to contribute to it so so one of the reasons that i can say we don't need six things right now is because i can honestly decide to grow the part of the business that i think more important purses state stain ability so that's that's the other equation you know not everyone's in the driver's seat the reason we call the information is 'cause i think what we think of is news often breaks down to into information and entertainment and i think you know the celebrity stuff is entertainment but frankly so is though like 17th take on donald trump's latest tweet that doesn't tell you anything new i think that's entertainment that's not you know i even hesitate to call that news in some way in this is obviously you know a complicated thing but but i think there's the stuff we read when we're board and we're clicking rude a kind of.
"jessica lesson" Discussed on The Information's 411
"Everybody will to the information's four one one or podcast about the tech industry and some of the stories would with this week about it my name is tom dotan imo what are the reporters over here and the interest if week in in san francisco kind of scary devastating fire going up the wine country the northberg homes and businesses are being destroyed by him out of control wildfire region only feel the effects of its francisco's reince down upon the city but it's a very real and very scary thing happening over there so we'll be guys are all safe through up in that area have bamboo is there and do anything to donate pseudo sure it is very much needed and appreciate it let's get to the stories that we are we wrote this week so first off i am talking to jessica lesson about corby once you amazon studios and the most recent development in the ongoing sexual harassment sagas litter roiling both silicon valley in hollywood yesterday afternoon roy price head of him was on studios was suspended after a producer their field that he had made some sexual the mark's to her a we'd protocal the story earlier at a cut a big piece by freelancer forest can masters in which she sort of detailed the investigation that have happened there but there have been more developments including could have more specifics from the producer and lo and behold re prices been suspended so this is probably been one of the biggest stories this year overall this sexual harassment in.