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"kevin meyer" Discussed on Snacks Daily
"This jack this is snacks daily. It is thursday the new friday august nineteen second to last pod before vacation. The s&p five hundred miles. We can talk about yes has reached a point that is double as high as the bottom of the march twenty twenty stock market crash as here twice the stocks half the value. Oh attackers before. We go off to vaca- if you haven't clicked to follow us on spotify apple google podcasts. Wherever you listen please. Yeah you should do that because it does some good stuff for everybody or leave us a review. While we're gone. We read these things. We're gonna do avocation. It's gonna be fun in the meantime todays pot. Honestly the best one. We've ever done jack. Tbo for our first story. Tick-tock has passed facebook. It was the most downloaded app in the world in two thousand twenty and so far this year. Smackers tick talks newest investor china's government. Okay for our second story. The apple store of cannabis just married the farmer. Joe of cannabis this up. We love it. It's a you grant julia roberts situation. That's what we got jack. Third and final story maven just became the first women's health startup to a billion dollar valuation. Jack we got ourselves round two of the battle of the benefits smackers before those three great start. I really when i said this is. This is the best one we've ever done. The bad news and chicken is chicken. Wing drama we shouldn't have led with that Wing prices knackers. They're still ridiculously expensive. The good news in chicken is dinosaur nuggets. Sinus or nuggets dinosaur chicken nuggets like animal crackers. But not crackers. They're up. They're not and not animals their dynasty. Now it's like the other other white. That's what this is. The jurassic period ended a hundred forty five million years ago. That'll was right now. Is the golden era of dino now gets knackers to the wall street journal. Dino nuggets are booming right now in our opinion. this isn't just a food dino. Nuggets are art. Jackie said it so perfectly produced chicken. They have a design department whipping up these diner. Nuggets got an intern shape in the brontosaurus neck. Just so jack have. You seen the t. rex arms. It's bader day michelangelo situation. They're working on a tasteful. Nude pterodactyl now. Oh yeah but the holy grail here. Jack is the triceratops. it really is true. Yeah the three horns i mean. Physics just renders it impossible. No one's done that but snacks. It's not just the design dino. Nuggets are perfect for chicken supply because any leftover part of chicken you got leftover can become the arm of pterodactyl naga. Actually it's a wing and dino nuggets are perfect for the retailer selling them. Yeah because you just stick it in the freezer it's a dino nugget. it's not a prime rib no expiration date if they sell this elephant out the dump. Check the most important part for us. Can we talk about how they're highly conducive to dipping the diner nuggets you dip the dinah once you can dip it again. They catch them to carve ratio on iguanas source. Unprecedented knackers our last. Cpa before we get to the star is spit out. Whatever you're eating right and toast did a dino nugget. Let's hit our three stars daily. We gotta get out of the way here. Rain food is candy. They don't reflect the views of robinhood family informational just so recommending any securities. It's not a research report or investment advice. Nadda offer or sale of security. That's next digestible business. News you'll financial llc member chambers less sipc. our story just as tick-tock passes facebook as the number one downloaded app in the world. this happened. china's government goes and gets involved. I mean jack last year like the theme fifty times president trump and we tried to ban. Tick-tock yeah we had to cover it fifty times. It was a lot of times back then. Tick-tock was adamant that they had no relationship with the chinese government. Say got nothing to worry about president. Xi who never heard of them right took tried to comfort nervous. Americans by letting an american based in america be the of tick-tock beijing. What's beijing never been that. Ceo was kevin meyer but he quit and the new tick-tock yeah is not an american. And he's not based in america and take talk also said there is no connection between tick-tock and the chinese government pinky swear that is also not the case anymore. That is objectively false now. Hey jack how about. We introduce the wild new investor and tick-tock steps on china's government. Yeah china's government. They actually just took a one percent ownership stake in a key subsidiary. Abide dance and by dance. Is the company that owns tick-tock. The subsidiary is called bite. Dance beijing and china's government took one percent ownership and one of the companies. Three boards. A little bit of double dipping going on. And when you're on the board the board is you know the ceo's boss so must be nice now by dance. beijing does it directly control tick-tock their sister companies. They're brother and sister they by did beijing controls tik toks chinese equivalent app so officially china's government can't give orders to tick toxic yup but unofficially. We've seen recently china's government. Crackdown real hard on all chinese tech companies. So jack like if china ask tick-tock to rename to she she why would they do that. honor of president sheets. Seems like a nice thing to do would take toksay. No let your decides knackers or would they say no. No according to the guardian tick tock has bowed to china before they already changed content in the tick-tock app to appease the chinese government which leads directly to the takeaway. So jack what's the takeaway. Our buddies over tick-tock tick talks algorithm is way more powerful than twitter's or instagram's and that is the extra reason why. Us politicians are like so freaking out about tick-tock right. Think about your experience in your instagram feet. The algorithm feed you pictures of accounts that you've already liked then you've already fall pretty much Your buddy timmy. Spending all his time in montauk to talks a little different tick talks algorithm anticipates what you alike and shows you completely new videos from accounts. You've never even heard you're not gonna see you buddy to me. You're going to be seeing something way more interesting. In fact. according to the wall street journal ninety five percent of your tick-tock viewing experience is created by tik toks algorithm which is one of the best recommendation algorithms in the world and that's new content that you're seeing ninety five percent of it chosen by tick-tock not by whom you chose to follow. That's why there's this big concern that. Tick-tock will slowly feed american users posts that further china's national interests. And that is why. Senator marco rubio just called on president biden to ban tick-tock yesterday another tick tock bandwagon. Like last year could become a down the route. Four our second story the og cannabis stock till is buying a minority stake in madman. That's right a marijuana producer now. Owns a chain of twenty four weeds stores across the usa. There you go. I to- right. One of the big four canadian cannabis companies producing and selling in twenty countries. You know the other three. By the way right i Cronos aurora canopy canopy. The maple leafs the canucks and the oilers actually while done next year. If you know you know. But it's publicly traded in canada because recreational marijuana has been legal there since two thousand hundred jack looking at the charts and tell ray stock has done basically nothing for years because us legalisation hasn't happened. Eighteen american states have legalize marijuana. But it's still an illegal substance in the is the fbi the tsa and the thirty two other states. Here's a jack. And i find fascinating about till ray isn't.
"kevin meyer" Discussed on TV's Top 5
"Hr dot com number onto our third topic of the week. You might have heard leslie teas that while we mentioned some of the big overall deals that were breaking this past week. We didn't mention the biggest one. That's because that's the topic number three leslie. Tell us a little bit about what went down this week with the south park. Guys but also with reese witherspoon. Yeah it's not one but two different nine hundred million dollar deals and just gonna let that sink in for second a nine hundred million dollar deal for south park creators trey parker and matt stone. They signed with viacom. Cbs that deal includes renewals for south park through its thirtieth season and wait for it. Fourteen movies based on south park franchise for paramount plus including a couple of coming this year to the streamer. So why is this a big deal. And why is that nine hundred million dollar price tag so insane well. The show was renewed for multiple seasons. There's fourteen movies and the guys own par they have an ownership stake in the show So yeah this is. You know we've already reported from from when the hbo max launch day was or the investor day was that hbo max landed streaming rights to south park for five hundred million dollar library deal. They share that with hulu. I mean these guys are easily worth over a billion even before you tally the nine hundred million dollars that they got this week from viacom so the interesting thing here is the strategy so yes so so viacom licensed south park to these other platforms because they get the revenue from it but they also get the exposure to the show on bigger platforms. That aren't paramount. Plus because well they're still growing. they're still obviously. They posted some big subscriber gains this week that you can read about on. Hr in there in the vicodin. Cbs earning stories. But the big strategy here. And i've talked about this a couple of times before is that they are basically leasing out there content to these bigger platforms to get to gain exposure. And then eventually they're going to bring it back home. It's the same reason why you know viacom. Cbs is putting. The paramount is putting the yellowstone prequel 1883 which. Dan talked about the castings at the top of the show. That's going to be for paramount plus instead of paramount network instead of the linear network. That's home to the actual. Yellowstone series. Starring kevin costner. It's all because they're investing in the streaming service. South park is a massive franchise. We've talked about at late. That was our entire first topic about the necessity of building franchises. And using those as a way to get your subscriber dollars the same thing is true here so south park is going to continue to be a massive for comedy central. Eventually the library rights of that are gonna come up for auction again. Chances are probably pretty good. That paramount plus will bring that home or find a way to to share it in a non-exclusive basis but eventually and there's a great story on on bloomberg dot com about the deal. They had the great exclusive before it was announced on the earnings call but the bloomberg story basically says that parker and stone eventually want to sell their company and with a company. That has an ownership stake in a mega hit like south park which is now film and tv. Of course they had a theatrical show. You know the movie that was released a few years ago. They're gonna make fourteen more for paramount plus so if you've got ownership in a massive library like that. What is their company worth. Well here's an here's a tip. So reese witherspoon fellows. Sunshine was sold this week for nine hundred million dollars to an investment firm backed. By two former high-ranking disney execs blackstone group. That's overseeing by. Kevin meyer and tom stags who hoped the venture will serve as basically an indie studio that will supply content to other streaming outlets. So we talk at length about the need to own your content. That's what that's what viacom. Cbs is doing with south park. They own they own that along with parker and stone. Well reese witherspoon. Company doesn't have a library of assets or any asset for example. That could even remotely compare to south park. What it does have is. Is it a production company that his expanded into scripted and unscripted and lifestyle and they have the reese witherspoon book club and all of that and that's a huge presence on social as well as a great business model so what blackstone is hoping to do is use hello sunshine and become an independent studio that will be an arms dealer that because all these companies are so walled off basically paramount and saying viacom. Cbs saying all the south park steph is gonna live within the viacom. Cbs foles it'll be on our streamer. It'll be on linear networks etc. So if you've got these big creators under overall deals and you're keeping a lot of that their top line content for yourself this blackstone group company is going to do the opposite. They're gonna come in and say we've got all this stuff. Where do you wanna go. It's basically sony but with what they're hoping is bigger and better producers than than indeed studio like sony house. So there's a lot going on this and you know we talked you know in our first segment to about the about bad robot and how overlook is being shopped outside of the the warner media portfolio. Same idea there except imagine if you have a company like bad robot in hello sunshine who can really sell anywhere. It's basically the opposite of an overall deal because there's no exclusivity you're basically creating a new studio that that can that can sell anywhere that that doesn't have a streaming service or a linear network that it has to supply contact too so at the same time you know. You've got a couple of other production companies on the open market now. Lebron james springhill company. That's that's up for sale as well. So if reese witherspoon company is worth nearly a billion how much springhill could it be worth and from a larger sense if the south park guys sign a deal worth nine hundred million dollars eventually when they're going to sell their company with which has an ownership stake in south park. What does that company worth is that too. I don't know what's john what shana leeann worth you know. If does she have an ownership. She has an ownership stakes in britain and oliver netflix content. Does she have an ownership stake in grey's anatomy. I mean these production companies. It's it's mind boggling. So in a larger sense you know if you've got traditional studios like universal television abc signature and cbs studios. They're used to selling across the spectrum. That that's an old business model. But now that they all have streaming services to provide content to. That's their first priority. You're not going to a marvel. Show live outside of disney plus or outside the disney ecosystem if they own the rights. I mean maybe you'll see a.
"kevin meyer" Discussed on The Morning Toast
"However what i did was a little illegal. So that's a little confusing but then later a few days later. She shared a video of herself smoking. A vape pen and said are y'all catching my drift are now which makes me feel. She was smoking. There were rumors that she was smoking weed. And then her story about like you know it being illegal people already talking about it kind of cemented for us at. That is what she was talking about. So anti-climactic i thought it was like grandma's fault and like she smoked like who cares. I like the grandma story better because this is really sticking with that. I'm preferring to live in that universe yet. Mute you also like still. She really didn't confirm anything. But if it's a little noisy but it shows you smoking pot. She's in portland. Everyone went to bed is part not illegal. I don't know the rules in in hawaii. Yeah me neither. Someone let us know. Because i feel like that can't be it but i mean she's kind of saying it but still yeah. No it doesn't that doesn't do it for me. That's not juicy enough. I so random. Unlike i can't understand if she was really valuable to the show either kick out for smoking weed. Yeah so we'll keep that big deal. We'll keep you posted and i just wanted to get answers since i wasn't there for you yesterday and i'm really trying to us caught up. Have you caught up. No because my book really getting into it. But then i'm going to catch up. I promise but it's on tonight. Okay i'm gonna tomorrow's our last episode of the week. Okay so i'm gonna watch tonight. Okay yeah you are. Okay okay okay. It been even episode. I know are you ready for a fifth and final story which is some bees. Yeah some businesswoman book news. B w bean Sure reese witherspoon. Hello sunshine saw. I'm dying has been acquired by blackstone back venture. Run by kevin meyer and tom. Stags reese witherspoon media company. Hello sunshine which you know. Everybody knows it's also the name of her book club. And then they choose all these books and make them into great movies and shows like a fire everywhere syndicator. It's literally like the perfect company yet. Has been sold to a firm backed by private equity giant blackstone group terms are not disclosed according to the wall street journal which first reported the deal values the company at about nine hundred million dollars. Isn't that glass. How the new media venture blackstone is backing will be run by former walt disney company executives. Kevin myron tom tags with hello sunshine as its first acquisition witherspoon. Hello sunshine ceo. Sarah harding will join the board of the as yet unnamed company will continue to operate hello sunshine so that is so crazy..
"kevin meyer" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"Question everything. Oh. So. Move on we're really do. Next. Article Up is something that caught my eye This has to do again with. Absentee. Ballots. This is from statement out by the native American rights. Lawsuit Challenges. Constitutionality of Alaska's witness re requirement on absentee ballots. And then a civil rights group to sue Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer to expand vote by mail access. Here's what's going on here out of Anchorage Alaska. LASCO's witnessed signature requirement for casting absentee ballot is unconstitutional and immediate injunctive and declaratory relief must be granted a federal lawsuit filed today against Lieutenant Governor Kevin. Meyer Director of the Alaska Division. Of Elections. Gail of Nami. And the Alaska Division of elections argues. The lawsuit seeks to waive the provisions of State Law for the upcoming general election that requires voters who submit a male imbalanced too heavy witness sign their ballot return envelope. Even in the midst. Of the highly contagious and deadly covid nineteen pandemic well isn't that special. The suit claims that the witness signature requirement places a significant burden on the fundamental right to vote because people will have to risk their health and being to vote or not cast their ballot at all. Allowing the witness requirement to could de franchise thousands of eligible voters in Alaska who cannot risk contact with other individuals to vote in person or obtain a witness signature on their absentee ballot. A preliminary injunction was also filed today that hopes to immediately abolish the requirement and guarantee voters the ability to vote by mail. So. In in Alaska, some of the villages are very remote saying you know really it's the same situation that some of the tribes out in out in the Midwest have. And so you know they can only rely. On, you know a a a mail service. Because driving to a voting location. Is. Extraordinarily, challenging. So. This is yet again, another little game people are trying to play by saying, did you sign your envelope? You didn't own sorry I can't I can't accept it. So. quoting here again, from the article, it is no way permissible to force residents to sacrifice their health and well, just to exercise their right to vote. But that is exactly what's happening because Alaska's highest education excuse me highest election officials have failed to take the necessary steps to ensure that residents can vote safely amid the pandemic said Associate Counsel at the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under law quote with the election just weeks away we are turning to the court to provide immediate relief to defend the right to vote for people across all of Alaska. We live in a democracy and a key component of our society is giving everyone the opportunity to have their voice heard close quote. So yeah very, very important arrested. This will also be in in the show notes It's. Rather important. we may think. All right. want to add one more item here to the native new segment. So this is an extra. Now. Montana. is considered to be a moderately republican state. There is a small percentage of Hispanic and African American voters there. However, data provided by home snacks dot net. That's the name. A resource which combines recent data from the census FBI, an open street maps and a number of other sources They state that native American population in Montana is sixty, four, thousand, six, hundred, forty, three, or six point two percent of the total population of that state. Versus six excuse me point six percent of black Americans there. Now. In the last ten presidential elections Montana has voted Republican except in Nineteen ninety-two. Now, why do we bring this up? Well. The Crow Nation of Montana as decided to endorse four more years..
"kevin meyer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Them that they have till September 15 to make a deal. After that. We close it up in this country on. I said that the United States has to be compensated. Well compensated because way are the ones that make it impossible. And so we should be compensated Treasury has to be well compensated. He and Tic Tac is just an example of syphilis review of uncertainty about China's data about their private policies, their data policies or data gathering policies. All in China. How are you thinking about TIC talking technology? Broader, is the new frontier for a Cold War. Over since you played that one quote. You do know that Larry Kudlow and others have publicly admitted they had no idea what Trump was talking about. In terms of us Treasury being compensated. There's no legal process for that, too. Occurring was just kind of spitballing as he frequently does, But I do think that the willingness to go after Tic tac we chat force. The's companies to sell or they'll be shut down. I think that's really Andi saw Kevin Meyers resignation a CEO TIC TAC. As a consequence of that. I mean, he was not up for running what was gonna have to be an impossible position being torn between the American Chinese. The Chinese are actually saying that no, it's not. September 15th. We're gonna have 30 days where we have to decide whether or not we would allow some of these sensitive Chinese technologies to be exported that kind of thing the Americans on DH Europeans have talked about. Historically, if they stick to that position, then there's going to be at least some number of weeks or longer. Where American teens are gonna have to find a different apt to dance on right. This is the Chinese Khun Deal with that, And this is not a strategic importance to China. But what it is saying is that APS and act developers who we thought of is Thies global citizens that putting together this programs that everyone's supposed to use. Instead, we're dividing humanity. Into people that are linked to Chinese APS and people, literally two other American Western Japanese, Other apse on DH. Not only is that bad for economic efficiency, but of course, it's probably bad for humanity because we're all talking to each other. We're much more like it's dehumanize each other. And I want to switch gears of you go to other international relations. The Iran deal was back and focus. Say you've the committee overseeing that meeting back in Vienna to discuss the state of that I'm thinking in hindsight. Was that deal A good deal on without U. S participation. Where does Iran stand? Well, I mean, the thing was, I supported the deal, but I never thought it was nearly as big of a deal is it was promoted as being by Obama by former Secretary John Kerry. It didn't end all the sanctions. It didn't lead to diplomatic normalization between the U. S and Iran. It didn't stop the Iranians. From putting a lots of money. It's a Hezbollah and other radical organizations in the region didn't stop them from ballistic missile testing and research that was in breach of other U. N. Security Council resolutions. I gave them some money. It gave it unfroze some of their assets that lets some investments occur, and it froze their nuclear program. That's a pretty limited deal. So for as much as it accomplished, I thought it was a small step forward. But now the deal with the Americans have stepped away and and this Vienna meeting makes it very clear we have triggered the snapback procedure. The U. N And by 19 September, the deal will technically be scrubbed from the books of International Law and U. N sanctions will return They will snap back. At least that's What the Trump administration wants. The other permanent members of the Security Council all reject that. But the Americans are a lot more powerful. And so even though you see the Iranians right now trying to reduce their friction with the international community to maximize American isolation, they even last week agreed with the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve an outstanding inspections issue, So it's removing crisis points like the Iranians are saying they want to play. We want to play ball, but the Americans are the biggest, most powerful country out there, and we're the ones pushing for the snap back. That's really gonna hurt the Iranians. Iranian economy. Oh, you know what else is going to hurt? The Iranians? Is this new? Ah, normalization of ties potentially between Israel and the U. A. Jared Kushner and Company and Brian Hawke and the likes and national security advisor of Brian there in the Gulf Arab states. They're They're touring there this week and they're trying T maybe pick up another Another state to join to join us. Is it going to be Morocco? Is it going to be Sudan? Is it going to be Bahrain? What do you think? Well, we haven't heard in Pompeo was in Bahrain was hoping and Sudan was hoping he was going to get movement quickly. They haven't made any announcements yet. There are lots of levers. The Americans can pull military support. Certainly removing Sudan from sanctions list that would be helpful. They want that. I think we will see additional countries. That agreed to normalize relations with Israel before Trump's term in office is I think the movement is in that direction, and you're right. In large part. That is because Common antipathy to Iran is trumping any residual support These countries have for the Palestinians who are increasingly kind of a lost cause and really thrown under the bus right now. No one's talking about them any more. And that's that's quite sad. But this is a new geo politics in the region. By the way, that historic flight you just saw taken the first between Israel the They flew over Saudi Arabia. And really, I think that's actually a big deal. Mohammed bin Salman would like to normalize relations. He's not King. A lot of conservatives among the religious elites in his country really oppose it, but they're also moving in that direction, and they're the ones that would allow Bahrain to make that decision. So if I were making a bet I might Spent on Manama and Bahrain first in just the last minute that we have with you. How does a potential biting election change relations in the Middle East thinking more specifically, the U. S rejoining the They want to. I think that would be the biggest place that you would see a change. Certainly, Biden would immediately start working with the American allies in the Iranian nuclear deal to get back to where we were. I do not think the Iranian supreme leader would suddenly approve it certainly not with near term Iranian presidential elections coming up because that would support moderates that he has no intention. Of bailing out a member of the steel was originally on their backs Mohr than on the Supreme leader, but it would take pressure off. There's no question and over time, I think you've moved to a more cooperative stance. Huge conversation, which you have wished we could have you want for maybe another hour. Thank you, As always. Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president and G zero media president much more next. This's Wherever there's.
"kevin meyer" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"In the bidding. Ah, and you know some other developments overnight. Kevin Meyer, He's the Disney executive who was appointed CEO of TIC Tac a few months ago. He's out, he says. I'm out. They were not including him to his To his satisfaction anyway, in the negotiations over where was sold to so he's leaving, But it looks like if the WalMart Microsoft deal coalesces that some deal could be announced the next 48 hours Course, the president said he wants that thing sold to an American company or shut down by what mid September. I think he put on that drone. Powell announcing a new Fed approach to inflation. Which is different than the old one that that could keep rates lower for longer. Um, and he's trying to debunk some of the conventional wisdom about monetary theory. Which on and the bottom line is. It's good for stocks. It's bullish for stocks. And speaking of Amazon, they have unveiled. Ah, they're they're competitors to take on Apple and Fitbit. In the little thing that you put around called Halo, but it will battle track your activity. It will track your body fat track your emotions. Amazon, also unveiling fresh a new store. They're opening up in the area, which is going to be like whole foods. But not whole paycheck. It's going to be price lower than whole Foods here. The real time numbers Dow Up to 49 doubt today turned positive for 2020 amazing When you think about what happened in February and March, they would come all the way back. A flat for the year and it is lagging. The other two average is down to 49 28 5 81. NASDAQ Up 51 Points the S and P f 20 or one half of 1% Gold is down. 20 Oil is off nearly 1% 10 Year Bond Yield. 100.73 Kelly, Thanks so much appreciated here now is Kitty O'Neil. Here's what's coming up at four o'clock this afternoon. Hey, Kristina and Sam. Today I'll have an in depth discussion with Kelly Brothers about hotel in parking revenues down under covert and now the city of Sacramento's behind on bond payments. That's today on the Hey, pick a afternoon news Thursday, August 27th time for what year? What happened and Alex taskers in this morning And what do you have for us? Three years, 18, 83 and Krakatoa exploded. That is the most powerful volcanic corruption ever recorded in 18 83. I don't know how they recorded it. Maybe if the pencil yeah. 1980 to go. Rickey Henderson steals his 118th bass breaking Lou Brocks record the end of the year with 130 stolen bases for reference last year's leader 46. Yeah, I think he was with the Oakland A's at the time when he broke that Rutger, right. I remember him holding up that bass. Now that was the all time record. He broke that against the Dodgers. This woman's against the Brewers. That was the single season record. Oh, Well, sure if you're gonna break the all time why not have the C's single season and one more? This is the year 2005 that is Green Day's Boulevard of Broken Dreams. The smash hit for the band They want seven MTV Music Awards for the song Great album. One My favorite bands of all time. Thank you very much, sir. Well, who knows what it's gonna.
"kevin meyer" Discussed on KFI AM 640
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"kevin meyer" Discussed on WTOP
"P. President Trump said yesterday he will ban Tic TAC as early as today. The Chinese own video APP is hugely popular teens. The president cited national security and censorship concerns. Its reasons for the ban. Tic TAC is owned by Chinese company Bite Dance but as an has an American CEO, Kevin Meyer Yusa today and down Jones columnist Paul Brando spoke The W T O p earlier today about the possible ban. The broader issue here is the deepening clash between the U. S and China a new Cold War, perhaps over which country will dominate and key technologies, everything from five g to artificial intelligence, quantum computing. In this context, I think the battle over Tic Tac is smaller, perhaps more symbolic lifting gear. Brandis says U. S policymakers for a TIC TAC could give Americans data. Beijing's Communist Party and also spread Chinese propaganda. It is 2 36 opponents of President Trump's border wall have lost their latest legal challenges Supreme Court on Friday to climb to stop the Trump administration's construction of portions of the border wall. A lower court ruled the administration and properly diverted Defense Department money for the project. This order means it's highly unlikely to even consider the issue before the November election. The wall was a major campaign promised by President Trump. It is 2 37 and w T. O P. Thank you to everyone who nominated their favorite local restaurants in the W T o P Top 10 contest. We're currently vetting entries to determine the finalists. Comeback to vote beginning August 3rd through August, the 14th just visit w t o p dot com Searched Top 10 Learn..
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"The short video platform tiktok was already a big hit before the pandemic but since so many people have been stuck at home since march a lot. More people are discovering it and even though tiktok is in the news for its new. Ceo kevin meyer. Who was poached from disney and for record labels who think the service should pay more to publishers and artists for using their songs and for actual calls to ban it in the us over its chinese ownership and security and privacy fears. Well people like marketplace own. Hey super alvarado are finding that in quarantine. It's just kind of fun. More than three hundred million people downloaded tiktok in the first quarter of this year. That's fifty percent more than last quarter and total two billion downloads. Laura pearson a student at usc who happens to be my roommate started hearing huge buzz about tiktok ride before her spring break. Her friends were sending her lots of links sketches and dance videos. So she downloaded the out thinking. Yeah nice easy way to kill some quarantine time. It's like this cute little app. You can record videos. She started to spend more and more time on tiktok when she wasn't zooming into her classes soon enough. She started producing. She recruited arlene. Pereira are other roommate. She's of course also home from her teaching job at el camino college here in southern california. They chose zico's any song. So we spent the whole night trying to figure out how to do the dance and have a certain level of swag arse it out of the way in the living room wall. My roommate's discovered how much time it takes to perfect tiktok dance and that just gave me a whole new perspective on tiktok that you see these super silly videos but boy is it quite the production darlene. Then we all decided well. Let's do this. We invested in a really nice phone Tripod with a Cute Little Bluetooth control on Amazon. You can even find bundles. Called Tiktok kits including a ring light tripod and some other fancy stuff with prices ranging from forty five sixty and even up to ninety bucks. My first tries to sketches not amazing but still funny right now. Almost two thirds of tiktok users are under the age of thirty four. It's especially popular with eight hundred. Twenty four year olds. Yup that's us. Talent agents are getting in on the action managing famous tiktok trying to get work in Hollywood and connecting social media. Influencers already making big money. Laura is showing the TIKTOK universe for crocheting wizardry and as for our lean. She has a few dance. Talks and droughts including one two the song wannabe by the spice girls and for me keeping my day job for now that was marketplace
"kevin meyer" Discussed on The Streaming Wars
"You get a free subscription for every for every new apple device that you you register since on recruits on sworn. Tv's like as a staggeringly low number and they have pretty decent content so If Apple is kid together I can really see them. Exit out of this whole streaming wars. My Apple is myth. The quest it's the one show that if apple streaming service hope it goes to Amazon or somebody to still keeping weird but I love the quest. I think it's hilarious. Show thing the premises little bit. Funny because I like how software it is. Yes there is a quarantine in everyone has to work from home. And it's like I don't know I was offered developer so it's Kinda funny to watch much of Nerdy. Software developers. Try to work from home and so I'm happy from quest. Give me more with quest elephant so much. So what are your thoughts apple especially about the older content. Yes the older content. Might my thing is it would be nice to know what type of older content they're looking for. Obviously than big money draws right. This second are going to be popular TV series. That's are going to garner a lot of viewers just to come. Hbo Max in some ways. Not I wouldn't say. They hedge their bets on friends but they spent a lot of money on friends. Have other shows like Big Bang theory that have within House that they're losing money on by keeping in house? Meanwhile they have other series like everybody loves Raymond which they've licensed over to peacock because it's not as popular as say friends or big. Bang theory that said I think that ultimately it just comes down to you look at. What's what's apple. Tv has a possibility of going out and purchasing and outside of content. That necessarily that isn't necessarily great. There's the only other possibilities is some of the rumors that we've heard in the past. Which is that you know. Mgm was looking for basically backing and apple could swoop in and they could basically by MGM and then own the studio and just had the steal run by itself but have access to all MGM's content MGM still has to this day a pretty decent size library while not as extensive extensive and they don't have as many classics do to the Turner Deal from the One Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty S. There is still a lot of content that MGM has to offer and to this day they still create content on television. Not as much as they once did but they still do. I think ultimately it's GonNa come down to whether or not they can find a good match. I don't know that. Mgm necessarily as the best match. Unless of course they're looking for a studio that they can just outright by. I don't see any other possibility. The only other studios that aren't involved in the stream worst would be Sony at this point in Sony. I don't I don't see that happening. There's maybe some content deals Sony Television does create a lot of content in general but they are typically the ones who are developing stuff. Then selling it off to a variety of different services. I mean a lot of people probably don't even know this. House of cards. The very first Netflix series was actually put together by Sony. Television Seinfeld was a Sony television project. There's a lot of projects at Sony has had a part in over the years so there is the possibility that there's other content out there and the thing is sometimes you don't even think about certain content until it gets announced. I think sometimes their series that are very popular that they go by wayside. Nobody's really talking about them. But the promise when you think about just the staples of television entertainment over the past thirty years. There's only so many that have extensive amount of seasons that really have that audience that you can draw getting something as popular as Mash. Sure is great but is that really going to draw the audience at Apple's looking for I don't think so so it really just comes down to where are they going to seek out this content and then what ultimately are they going to get because it just don't know that there's a lot I mean. They could have put if they were really thinking about doing this. They should have put their hat in the ring for Seinfeld because that would have been a good one to go get but they didn't. So we'll see all right so Over to Disney plus Disney plus has acquired the feature film clouds. This is actually coming from Warner media. But they've purchased it for airing on Disney. Plus there's a Percy Jackson series in development for Disney plus. Probably the biggest news of the week is that the Disney plus had exact. Kevin Mayor has actually left the company to become the CEO over a TIKTOK. What's your thoughts audience bef- before we recorded Destined made a note and our show notes that he has lots of things to talk about the Disney. So I'll just address Percy Jackson bit then let Dustin just rent for a while. Percy Jackson series at Disney plus. This is the perfect type of content. That would be for identity. Plus show got this. You know themes of adventure mystery like a mythic type quality with monsters stuff like that in a really fits in with what they're trying to do. And always the Percy Jackson series would always be better as a TV show especially unlike a streaming platform versus cable. So I'm happy about this Jackson Development because there is a lot of people who like the books and they felt maybe like the movies didn't necessarily do them justice by all Streaming show would do the Percy Jackson series justice. But now it's time for for Dustin. Please tell me why what bothers you about Kevin Mayor Leeann the Disney Company. Here's here's the thing. I was one of the people who sat there instead that Kevin Mayor was probably the one of the best options for a replacement for Bob idea and the reason why is because not only has Kevin Meyer been the head executive over Disney plus which currently is literally the diamond. The crown jewel of what Disney is right now because of the lack of everything else. That's going on now. That's not necessarily anybody spoiled but Disney pluses one of the few places that is still has the ability to make any sort of money and still be able to grow in this situation that we are currently in the issue of course is that Disney as a company is not solely focused on something like Disney. Plus they're focused on other media and they're also focused on the parks and merchandise and that is a big part of their business and Bob Schieffer who ultimately took over as CEO. From Bob Eiger. He comes from the parks and merchandise side of the. What's very interesting about this? I think a lot of people in the tech world were surprised that they Disney. Who seems to be moving forward and forward thinking to the future chose to have someone put into the CEO role of somebody who comes from that older side of the business when it comes to the parks and merchandise not not something for example. Disney plus and things like that. The other thing with Kevin Mayor is that Kinda mayor was involved in every single one of the major acquisitions that D- that Disney has been involved with since Pablo has taken over as CEO of the company. He was involved with the Pixar acquisition. He was involved with Lucasfilm Fox. These are all Emon as that he was involved in. He had a big part in it. Surprising that somebody who is so heavily involved in those aspects of the company and then was put in charge of direct to consumer side of the business with Disney plus. Isn't somebody who Disney decided to go with as their new CEO? That said it's not surprising that when he was passed over that he would leave. Because there's not really anything left for him to do a Disney can't move any further. A person like him isn't going to switch over to the parkside in the merchandise side of the business. That's not what he's going to do. The consumer product side of the business. He's that's not his area of expertise under BOB SHAPE. Pack where he was basically his colleague not now. His colleague is his boss. There's no reason for him to stick around this. Was I think anybody in the tech world would would agree that it was very obvious that there's only a matter of time before he left after he got passed over for the COO role wide. I think it's a big deal is because he is a he has been very instrumental for the last fifteen years at Disney. And I think that's a lot of people assume that because Bob Shaye pack has been in charge of certain areas that bring in a lot of money. That's the reason why he got it. But honestly there are people within the Disney community and the business side. That don't believe about she. Peck is necessarily the right person for the job. But he was in the right spot to move up within the company. So I think ultimately it's it's it's not great for Disney to lose somebody as high on. Who's involved in so many different aspects of the business and growing the business over the last fifteen years? I don't think it's great. I mean the his replacement it was basically his second in charge. They just moved up. They shifted off shifted around all kinds of other stuff. The head of Walt Disney world. The president of Walt Disneyworld moved over to Bob. She picks old job. This was all corporate restructuring at its finest once. Kevin Mir was a resignation was announced. And that he's heading over to tack. It will be interesting to see what happens with that because I honestly feel like. That's again just stepping stone for him. I don't think he's going to be at Tock Very Long. Probably KIND OF GUIDE TIKTOK. Maybe the next couple of years to try to deal with the issues that they're dealing with because he has a great person to help deal with that kind of stuff. But I honestly don't think that he's going to be there very long and it's honestly only a matter of time before he potentially go somewhere else. The one thing that I have heard from some industry insiders that surprising that he wasn't the one that one or media actually picked to become the new CEO at one or media. But I think the only reason he wasn't was because at the time when they were seeking out. Ceo for worm media. His name wasn't even in consideration because a lot of people will just thought he was neck and neck with Bob Shape to take over Disney and he would make sense for him to stick with Disney rather than go seek out job somewhere else and that obviously that hunt happened in occurred and he wasn't involved in the job because he was he was loyal to Disney at the time. So I think it's great for Tiktok. I don't think it's great for for Disney long-term because I don't know this early that his second command is going to be able to do as good of a job that he did. But there's nothing saying that she can't either so we'll see what happens but I think that's Disney as a whole. This was a huge huge loss but it makes perfect sense. That had happened because of the way the cards fell to kind of back off. You said the IT'S A it's sad for Disney to lose a person that Kevin Meyer analysts. Say that they lost two people at the same time like they had eiger retire. Who is leading more into streaming looking to the future I guess and then you also have Kevin Kevin Meyer leaving at the same time. So it's like yeah one person's retiring but really to people left the same time which is kind of a double whammy which is now what they what they wanted. I don't know chip it. Well maybe he will do well for the role but reading through. Eiger 's is is biography almost What what. He came out in some things about him. It seems that Kevin Meyer would be like the spiritual successor to Bob. Eiger in terms of looking to the future pushing Disney in a new direction de leveraging the business just from Mike. You know parks in media also really focusing on film in pushing forward with that instrument services so from that aspect. I think it said that he that he he left. Especially since you have who who Disney pause to two of the massive streaming you know competitors in the market right now and then. He's he's kind of gone so this takes for that. I'm curious to how what is new roles can be at TIKTOK and people. Don't take talk to talk of video. Sharing site were you send people doing funny stuff. I guess and for me personally. It's like a a watchout qube Because TIKTOK and Qube feel like are more more true competitors in terms of like you know where they fit in in in the market verses like qube versus a Netflix. So they're coming over. And we'll be worried about that. I could definitely see Meyer leaving after two. Ipo honestly I could see Meyer Pumpkin that up and then making them look have come out because yeah the the talk appeal has been something that's been on the back burner for Awhile. So yeah overall. This is Ed for Disney Especially where they were looking forward to as a company so it almost makes me question. If Bob Eiger is choice was Kevin Meyer and the boards choice was was sheep and I only say that because the board yeah I mean like I'm not trying to sit here in create any sort of controversy either but the reality of it is that. Why would Bob Eiger knowing what we know from his biography? And the way he's operated his business. And the fact that Kevin Meyer has basically worked alongside him all this time..
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"kevin meyer" Discussed on KOMO
"Down over the coronavirus marine gunnery sergeant Kevin Meyer says he typically does his best recruiting face to face coronavirus quarantines have shut down most recruiting stations so sergeant Meyer another recruiters have turned increasingly to social media more areas of the country are urging people to wear face masks anytime they go outside Colorado is now joining other areas including Los Angeles and New York City in urging everybody to wear a mask in the radio Texas seats now the law masks must be worn but elsewhere it's a recommendation medical evidence indicates they can make a difference governor Jerry Polish in Colorado saying let's make mask wearing cool he's urging residents to use cloth and not medical grade masks ABC's Alex stone singer pink revealing she tested positive for the coronavirus two weeks ago she announced on her Instagram page that she and her three year old son Jameson we're showing symptoms of covert nineteen got tested and came up positive but two weeks later Payne says she's been retested and is down negative she's donating half a million dollars to the Los Angeles mayors emergency cove in nineteen crisis fund and another half million to the Temple University hospital emergency fund in Philadelphia in honor of her mother he says quote it's an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible this is ABC news companies time for past the hour traffic all of Washington Street freeway rest stop remain open to make sure the truck drivers have places to stop and rest and in Seattle you can expect heavier than usual traffic on the first sell the bridge because of the closure of the west Seattle bridge incarnation we're still getting that alternating traffic on highway two or three both directions between north east still water hill road and north east eighty eighth street and most of the road construction projects now on hold because of the stay at home order hi my Conklin como twenty four seven traffic general.
"kevin meyer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Or three dollars eighty cents at fourteen sixty an ounce the euro one point one zero one two against the dollar the yen one oh nine point oh eight Xerox holding said it plans to present its case for a tie up with HP directly to the target shareholders this in its latest push for a combination that is also backed by Carl Icahn watching here's a Best Buy at more than six and a half percent it enter the holiday shopping season with good momentum after posting quarterly sales that topped analysts estimates and raising its full year outlook and Dick's sporting goods is that more than fifteen percent a boosted its earnings forecast for the year beating the highest estimate of analysts we survey that's a Bloomberg business slash common thanks so much okay this is really important folks you know really you know willing to give you a framing of the gas Anna his also seem weird to you Kristoff she's also Elsa is and the rest of the good folks at frozen two are killing at the box office I know you're all lined up to see several shows here holidays several three to fifty eight million in global box office in the first week and just incredible and our expert on Elsa in frozen two and Disney's Keith that run off and she is the senior media analyst for Bloomberg intelligence I mean it's just amazing this frozen two phenomena I know the expectations were high but were they decide Arnett no they weren't actually I mean yes there was a lot of pent up demand with a lot of anticipation but I don't think anybody expected at three hundred sixty million global openings that is the biggest ever opening for an animated movie and it basically just broke the mark set by Toy Story four just of just a few months ago so this is could this be another billion dollar kind of global box office franchise for Disney absolutely so yes you're right the first movie made one point three billion in global sales I definitely think of this movie is is going to surpass that one billion mark because member it's not just the global box office for for this movie I mean this has been an absolute merchandising juggernaut as well so in two thousand fourteen for instance Disney reported about five billion dollars of merchandising sales alone delete it fills and so it's it's just a massive force all around so it's interesting Disney it seems like we had this conversation often Keith about the franchises that they're able to build and develop and and nurture what skit you know if you think about the box office for Disney over the next several years we can just get more and more of these monster hits coming out of Disney yes that's actually very very interesting question Paul so if you just look at Disney's performance this year I mean this is obviously being an absolute of phenomenally or for Disney they already have about eleven billion dollars in global ticket sales and by the time the and this year probably they will have closed about twelve billion I just kind of put that in perspective that's the size of the entire north American box office as a Disney obviously an absolute power house but when you look at it next year and you kind of look at this late next year now that's when things start getting a little worrisome because this is the first time in a long time but Disney won't have any Avengers or Star Wars sequel and if you just kind of look at this it's relying more on relatively new on proven comics pieces she she puts on her you know I occurs living on top of the world in in stocks heading to the only two weeks here Disney they're going to die the past is not what it seems you must find the truth go north across the enchanted lands and into the unknown but be careful we have always feared Elsa's powers were too much for the world now we must hope they are enough by older so when does the I mean I know you don't do that but the enchanted powers still there for Mr writer absolutely I mean and it's not just it's not just frozen and not just a box of seven I think the biggest catalyst for the stock over the next few months is going to be Disney plus the streaming service I mean we saw some massive numbers in terms of sign ups that they reported a ten million Justin about you know the first day alone you know there are reports out there saying about beginning about a million drivers per day so yes what's the operating line I'm frozen tickets I mean the media throws his numbers around and in a temperature are folks including me but let's say they DO one billion around in four weekends of frozen worldwide how much is that they take not clean done operating income Tom this is the hardest accounting in the thank you for this twelve C. out she's ready to do it so this is the last day to the two thousand and thirteen movie the estimates out there would that be took about a sixty five percent profit margin two sixty five cents on the dollar yes sixty you can just add benches not the theatrical release so that's you know the sales of the movie in and DVDs and pay TV windows and everything all of that accounted for but yeah so sixty five percent profit is what they reported last time on a billion three of revenue time you can break out your H. B. twelve see that's a that's a lot of popcorn so keep it you know the big issue has highlighted the big big issue for Disney is not necessarily the theme parks is not necessarily the filmed entertainment business it's really this pivot to streaming and they've got three products ESPN plus for the sports crazies Hulu for the adults and I guess Disney plus for the kiddies you know they are Bob Barker's really putting his whole legacy on the line here the market seems to be giving them a pretty good pass for his stock again fifty two week high here today over a hundred fifty two dollars if al from Jersey listening so is the expectation that they have the winning hand here I think so I I I I definitely think so just from those initial numbers I mean we have a master stroke here by Bob Eiger and his management team I mean you just look at the price point the bundling strategy the content that they have up on the service it is it is just a fantastic combination the question though is that you know thirty percent of Disney's profits are still tied to the traditional bundle and ESPN and bad is a melting Ice Cube and so the question is is the you know the absolutely need that direct to consumer business to be a home run because what's happening is that the PTB business is under serious Jurassic and so the question is obviously whether the the the core pay TV business the clients there are slower than the streaming growth how do they get is that in repayment the talent per chance last night I was forced to listen to let it go maximum volume on the big yes Ariel I have I mean I was listening to it general Mansell work that classic song and I guess I know there's lots of studios and there's you know all the voice manipulation that they do but she's a stunning talent get the how do they do that top to bottom Disney how do they just kept the creative effort done and I mean nobody knows that better than better than and Disney Tom I mean we've seen that this is just been so many years in the making and they do that across all of their franchises and I think that is really the power of of the management team of Bob either and that the helmet and all the people that he has it all these various you know divisions Kevin Meyer now running object to conceal my and and all of the other you know content that they're able they're always kind of able to pull pull the best whether it's actors directors across the board this is been once again thank you so much greatly appreciate it this morning yeah it's been you get to bring things have a good point it's you know they got all the variables here to be successful in the streaming business but it's a competitive field Tommy got first a move mover advantage in terms of net flicks you've got some other really big tech telecom companies eighteen T. as in their Comcast is in there playing and then of course you've got to technology companies that have the deepest pockets out there and you know the face books the Goebbels the Amazon so and they're not gonna make any money and by their own admission industry business for for five years so it's a big big left but again looking at the stock here fifty two week high the market kinda saying all right we believe you I mean I really urge people to read the let it go wikipedia page of Lopez's when they put it together and what's so cool if you know I I look at D. flat in a flat is is wacko scales that just sound different and it's in F. minor which is the minor of a flat and they go up to the major and all that in like they say in the wikipedia they wrote it specifically for ms men's is that right they said yes said here's this magical voice and they framed the octave leaps and all that around around her work in yeah it's just it's it's you know I don't remember Cinderella or you know the what was the one close to the the grace of the nation yes if this gone way beyond that it's gone way beyond that it's gone you know could kick computer generated images the CG I that's revolutionized animation and Disney quite frankly was late to a time they went up you know the old tried and true methods but when they bought Pixar that was really a you credit on the streaming of sing dissing plus we'll get it figured out I mean it's to the point where they're so powerful for their little given away right now with Verizon you get it for free yeah absolutely have rice yeah they're building up it's it's kind of what we see typically any subscriber driven stories when it cellular or whether it's a video to get those subscribers comes on and we got to record highs yes the Gaither manager examines is just extraordinary in a bowl in this one this is a wonderful word holiday mode we hope you join us tomorrow we will be.
"kevin meyer" Discussed on The Streaming Wars
"This is the Disney portraits for about one to two weeks out in terms of you know being a mature service and Apple. TV It's been out since the beginning of the month and it's about three weeks by now and it's taking those services. Those are very much in terms teams of modeling after Amazon. In in Disney. I'm sorry in flex percent in terms of the model t H. He was like. It's playing a weird game. I kind of do agree with you. You in the fact of its kind of looking more to just being bundle per se. I'm a conglomeration conglomeration of of different things. But it but it also is. It's hard to categorize White Loyd. Hbo Max is trying to be because it's still part of the portfolio in one thousand. Nine T has its cable services so you have eighteen now you have. Hbo Oh you HBO go. Yeah all these different painters. We keep repeating over and over again. It's just been hard for me to distill. Can what is his vision for all this different stuff. I think the WHO model is pretty interesting and so if if people don't know who has it's based off a thin it's also has the ability to plug in in essentially added different channels quote approach to these other services stars. Hbo and stuff like that. I think that's the most creative approach to go because what's really more important is it's the platform right and it's not the content adversary. Netflix is the content in the platform. More essentially phenomena synonymous. They're they're the one in the same Disney plus same thing. WHO's a little bit different because it it is crater but it also has the ability to leverage other partners into its fold nets what? HBO IS TRYING TO BE IN. My opinion is to to be so flexible. You can get the TV if you want it but if you don't that's fine if you want Hbo Max Stuff. That's fine. That's great if you want to get another partner channel like that's great That to me seems seems like what. Hbo Max is trying to be kind of honestly makes more sense for H. B. O. Surf away to eighteen. Wermeer trying to do there has been some questions of wall wondering he doesn't bring back some of its shows. That's been licensed out to you because as we've talked about multiple episodes that one likes to their content for other studios Free three the TV television project projects were projects right. So they're not like bringing all that stuff inside in in house they're letting others to do things and they're gonNA do the ears as well and licensing AGREEMENTS MCLEAN LA in that kind of is reflected into its visits. Hbo Max is trying to do as well as basically here's our stuff then from there you can add on you can leverage different parts and stuff that you want together and their ego different. I don't think it's a bad strategy. I think it can work. It's just unfortunate. It's just a bunch of moving parts of trying to get stuff done because not only do you have to you. Organiz with outside partners it's like. At and T.. In order media. They still have to coordinate with them themselves in fortunately. At's IT can media. Strategy is still a little little bit scattered per se my opinions just like okay like we wanna go down this direction. We want to essentially replace the subscribers. We lost fairly direct. TV In cable subscriptions we want to replace the revenue was something else in their hails going to streaming. And that's fine but it seems like it. Things are still a bit a little lost and it fragmented so I go uh-huh. HBO's trying to do. I do agree with you in terms of the plugin system partner system. HBO is still a little bit in my opinion further away from the goal of where they want being what they WANNA do. But I think it's a it's definitely different. Not Bad different just different. The thing for me is the quote that stood out from this interview which will have the interview from for for this. We'll have this interview in the show notes. The thing that stood out to me is that he said we are currently the FR Consumers are in the process of re bundling. They're not they're not getting Telephone Internet and cable maybe just getting interact. And you know. They're basically cutting the cable cord and then there's people who are. Not You know they just going wireless listener just using their wireless carrier obviously. At and T.. Has the advantage of being not only a wireless carrier but also a carrier for in home cable telephone own and Internet for a good majority of the country and or at least a possibility of of a provider for a lot of the homes in America. And I think to me while consumers are unbundling his reference was well people are GonNa start re bundling things. They're going to start doing and I don't disagree. We've talked about this before about how you know if you added up Disney plus and you add. Hbo Max and You had Hulu and you had apple TV. Plus you add all all these together. You're still creating your own personal bundle based off the continent you want to see. There's nothing necessarily wrong with that. But it can be frustrating frustrating in the sense of you know you have to go to all these different services to try to find something and they he. Hbo Max Has Gone on about how they're they're going to be doing a lot of human content curation which I don't I mean like it'll definitely be better than the algorithms. It's a Netflix is used while they've gotten better over the years. There's been issues without sexy but that's right. It's not it's not like it's the to me. There's no advantage manage to that. There's like it's it's such a small advantage that it means nothing. I personally do not want somebody else telling me what to watch. I don't want to do you know the in the investor meeting. They showed a clip where you can click on a celebrity and the celebrity would suggest something for you to watch. That's not something that I'm going to use. Imagine imagine the majority of the grant. HBO Subscriber Base. which is is is skewed older rather than younger is not going to use a feature like that so to me? It's not a future. That's really going to sell them. But they keep talking about it and it's like they're trying to aim that specific aspect towards a younger audience which is fine but I just I mean like obviously there are plenty of people that they are convinced to watch something because somebody else says to watching that tends to be the a younger generations. The problem is that that can't be the only focus on the differential between this service somewhere else I've been watching some discussions and and the simpsons podcast about how the idea of Hbo Amax in some ways. I think we said this even ourselves back on the current state of HBO Max. They're slightly diluting. What each has by having this other content while they will say we are not in the? We're not trying to do anything different than what. Hbo Hbo has always done. We're just trying to create more content at the scene quality level that you've always got. That's why they're warranty th- that's why. They claim that the prices prices warranted is. Because you're still going to be getting this quality content. The problem is that by having this other content that falls in in line with other genres and things like that that typically does not screen quality. You're going to have some problems. I mean there's a couple of different reality shows that have been announced all Docu series. HBO's already doing Hbo Reproduces Comedies and Dramas and a variety of other content some of the content content. That there's there's they're creating if it's not on par with what each is currently doing should be some major major problems with it just diluting the brand that is HBO. Theo which could ultimately hurt them in the larger scheme of things because HBO. Max Really doesn't take off then you could run into the problem of the Sir. You know it hurting the brand that is just just. HBO and subscribers while the brand doesn't the brand the singular brand of HBO isn't what it used to be because this other content is out there that's also associated with the name and I don't necessarily want that to happen because like I've said before I watch a lot of content on. HBO and I appreciate the content on HBO. It just comes down to. It is what they're doing beneficial. If you know we talked about the name and I said I'm not sure why they chose to go with. Hbo Except for the fact that name demands quality. That's what has always been but if it does if it strays from quality because the intent is just to create extra content that people are going to be interesting. I don't know that that's going to be beneficial. I said any other interviews an interview with Kevin Meyer. The executive who's kind of the front man for each Disney plus this. This was a completely different area of discussion because they've already launched but one of the things that came up in the the conversation was that specifically asked like but what happened on day one. Why was there issues? And there's been a lot of conspiracies that other companies Amazon web services which deals with Disney plus and or supports parts Disney position. Say like there was rumors that maybe Amazon was trying to mess with Disney. So let's not successful because they already have prime video and that can be further from the truth. Basically Disney in Kim to say listen the APP that we created the architecture behind it wasn't exactly great and we learned that the hard way by having a lot of issues. He's he said that they're already in the process of trying to work out in that they're planning on having a massive update for the service within the next two weeks and when that happens it should resolve a lot of the problems that people have been having. I applaud them for you. Know going to the lengths of trying to get that update out as soon as possible. Obviously absence Absence General are always going to have bugs and they always gotta get worked out. They attempted to have a lot of that stuff. Worked out by having the Beta launch. They had another lund's they probably just didn't have have the amount of traffic that they will. They probably had the amount of traffic the anticipated but didn't actually because the traffic was so much higher than what they predicted. Then there was there was issues so there was that the other only other thing to pull out of the interview review that I thought was interesting. was they specifically said that you know Disney is a company that doesn't really they don't have so Tobacco a little bit so net flicks. A lot of what they produce is based off of what people absorbed what they watch how much how often they watched the content that they watch. There's a reason why Adam Sandler has so many movies available on Netflix. itunes because people will watch that content on Netflix. That's why they keep producing juicing. This stuff it's why certain series cancelled before they feel like sometimes before you feel like they were ever given the chance because people just are not watching part of that has to do with the fact that maybe it wasn't market. Well part of it has to do with. Maybe it's just not something that audiences are connecting with. But they have a lot of data that they use is to judge what they actually should make. Hbo Max they've been talking about one of the things we're talking about over and over again in the investor meeting this that eighteen t owns a company called Zander. which is a data is a data company? They basically it's a personal data company that that minds their services his to get information to sell anonymously like it's not data personally for you and individual like facebook sometimes accused of but not content. That is our data that is specifically anonymous to give it to advertisers and say this type of people who are watching the show. This is the time they they have this company and they were talking about how. Hbo Max when it launches it will be working hand in hand with Zander to create data so that they can go find other content content to get other production companies to create you know to continue to create content that people are actually enjoying and appreciating Disney however doesn't have they don't have a data company and specifically when asked about how they're going to use their data from just the usage rates of Disney plus. They were asked. Just how are you going to. What are you going to do with that data as far as how you create content and they specifically said we have absolutely no we probably will not happy following the data as much as you would think we are Disney and because we were Disney we sometimes believe a program can be successful regardless of what the data assets on the did however say that they are going.
"kevin meyer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Intensifying to be met by the increasing use of lonely follow at all of the security forces. sent a protest is breaking a curfew in Baghdad to clinch with forces there since choose to at least twenty people have been killed in clashes across the country the fear is the situation could get worse laces today after Friday prayers but still too long before E. who's a reporter with brutal Middle East news agency luck thank you very much Dave for being with us all new study lets the stall only putting in the context one of these protests about. all thank you for having me on is that the politics is all about like at the beginning was all about corruption. unemployment and lack of basic services which it's made the people to protest in Tahrir square in Baghdad specifically for very peacefully demanding for the rights and and and for their I am like yeah right some basic to be honest this services but then after that they started to move and and and this is starting to head like heading toward the green zone and that swerved it clashes happened with this gritty forces this could be forces responded would really of violence way down made. many protesters to add the blue like its diet and lose their lives and until now there there according to the Iraqi high commission for human rights there was more than at least like let's say twenty nine protested died and at least one thousand one hundred sixty. protesters have been wounded and there's two hundred sixteen Peter like protesters have been detained out of the two under sixteen on the one on the fifty three have been released the rest are being detained stale and. now today there was a plan by the protesters as I have talked to each other a couple of the protesters in Baghdad today morning they told me that they are planning to go in and do a massive protest Ole and start a massive protests and bad debt been Baghdad and time we square space special specially after the Friday prayers as you said and that's gonna and that's that's I'm I'm gonna see today's going to be even more angry protest. what's happening what's happened to some of the fellow protest is what what are they saying to you about how they're feeling Wally they're doing it. they always talk about that the needs their rights to be back to like for the several is like I talked to one of the protesters who is in Baghdad his name is Billy op and he said that there. he has he has been in the in the in the on the streets and protesting since Tuesday and he was there at the beginning of the like the process with when he started in an older older they're asking for is that the ones to goal be on cover to live like a lot of the you with that protesting they'd their family under the province aligned rocked an old soul they have. dole job opportunities even though this protesters that I've talked to he is he is holding a BA in the biology and he said like it's been two years I'm looking for a job I could not get it so the struggle is too much but at the same time the protests like some of them are peacefully protesting but some of them we gotta say that. well I need to. the attack like government so building go even other party political body building but when we got to say that the protesters have been peaceful. for the. like the two days but again what clashes happened reactions gonna happen and there are some reports of police surrendering effectively to you protesters and handing over their equipment on prison that's pretty only select. yeah I that's that's happening like there's some stories talking about that some the Iraqi forces legless the security forces and it's taking the detained and like the training that the protesters I'm Bridget taking them to places that nobody knows like a not a because right now with theirs more than sixty. S. as in their custody that nobody knows well date and even the Iraqi prime minister he talked about that we get at least the remaining M. detention like older protesters while in the custody but so loud so today so this moment not even a single one is out not really really good information thank you so much for being with us needs to really appreciate it that's a lot before a from the roof of the Middle East news agency I'll Ross is gonna tell us all about the world athletics championships into hell hi I am and the third fastest four hundred women's meets a time in history as well which and the first gold medal for any off the Gulf states of these well the thick championships Indo hall Nigeria born twenty one year old so what he'd Nasser of Bahrain beating the big favorite show night Miller we bow into second place in that one meanwhile Katrina Johnson Thompson broke Jessica Ennis hills British right cold to win the heptathlon and Germany's Nicholas Cole became the youngest wealth that Kaplan champion in history of the world record holder Kevin Meyer had to withdraw from that competition injured in football Manchester United failed to have a shot on target in the Europa league game for the first time in the club's history they drew nail nail A.'s at alcohol also both threats to standard Lee age full nail and we live became the first Chinese player ever to score in a major European competition his Espanol side one to nail a Chaska Moscow meanwhile in Luxembourg a drawer a drone carrying the flag of Azerbaijan's disputed Bolger region of Nagorno Karabakh course kind of banks came into long to be suspended for fifteen minutes players from the Azerbaijani side try to bring the drawn down by hitting footballs at it eventually they won the match by four goals to. own a truck I don't I don't know who is the only concept but they got rid of it how all the batteries run out and they were able to carry on the night of football it's in the football was notes back into the way thing is in that role you know I highly paid professional football is in a very pro European competition and that the tone wasn't particularly high but that they kept missing okay. now to business in Facebook chief executive mark Zuckerberg has struck back at those claiming his company's plans to encrypt messages is the wrong thing today Phillips got more from our business desk well the US Britain and Australia of all piled into Facebook's plans to end to end encrypted messages the descent bites uses this is a tough one on the one side governments with the ability to read everyone's messages so they come attack terrorism child sex traffickers and the like on the other the government's when the ability to veto all of your messages and that makes many many people slightly uncomfortable so the petition to the British home secretary of stringy as minister for home affairs U. S. Attorney General level cold for Facebook chief executive mark Zuckerberg to hold this end to end encryption plan that they have but what exactly is and went in Christian why don't they like it when his Serra Friday she is a technology reporter with pulling back end to end encryption means that not even the company can see what you're sending to somebody it's only accessible via the phone you're using so really if Facebook transitions to end to end encryption the rest of their services will have components like what's that where even if something terrible or legal happens they won't be able to find it. Mr Zuckerberg has said the to Facebook takes seriously the risks of child explode. child exploitation the also when I'm really wants to minimize the potential home to his uses and he's going to take it on the consequence location with that they should stop this however he still believes personally this is the right thing for Facebook to do. Ali is a privacy not only is that what people tell us every day that they want but it also intending Christian keeps people safe in other ways right Sir journalists who are operating in countries where there is a freedom of press on and think about things like the protests that are going on in Hong Kong right now in regardless of what you personally think about that you know giving people the the ability through an encrypted system to know that they can organize for the ideas that they care about and that the government isn't gonna build easily hack into that is I think a valuable thing that we should be proud of trying to deliver on you know I hear stories from from dissidents and activists all the time so they would be in jail or maybe two if they couldn't rely on on intending clips. mark Zuckerberg all right thanks Philip now the creator of the device designed to pick up plastic from a massive island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean says it's set collected plastic successfully for the first time the great Pacific garbage patch is three times the size of France let's speak to the creator of the ocean cleanup projects a boy in slot welcome to the program thank you this is incredible this this thing that you have created but I'm I'm just fascinated still by the great Pacific garbage patch being three times the size of front it couldn't be easy to to actually go then place your device in it wasn't easy. well no I think it it basically took five years for us to get to this point we actually had to do a lot of the research itself trying to map the great Pacific garbage patch with thirty Bucks on that plane we had to do Candace experiments and all the while we traded the the design and of course now now with this campaign with our first system in the package it's a thousand miles of shore it's one of the harshest environments on the face of the planet so just getting something that stays in one piece and actually works was so yeah definitely no hard and we from the outset indeed how how big is it describes as I'm looking at a picture online and it's just like it in a net and there's lots of barrels in it it seems to be made out of plastic itself. yeah so the current system is roughly a hundred and forty meters and in size so it's still a relatively small compared to what we eventually plan to deploy but the purpose here really was to to prove the fundamental principles behind it it's the analogy that we sometimes draw is size the price flock flyer from the Wright brothers obviously that wasn't the plane that was going to cost the the ocean but at least it allows us to prove the prince well it sounds like quite a task but it well that has been collecting plastic to tell us how how does it actually work. yeah so basically what we do is we create an artificial coastline there where there is no coastline so these that plastic flowed through the ocean powered by the the wind by the way it is yes yeah what what we do is we put a U. shaped barrier in the ocean and we slowed down by attaching a quite a big anchor to it I was sort of a parachute shaped device that slows it down which creates a difference in speed between the plastic in the system so the system moves slower than the plastic and that way we use the natural force of the ocean to let the the plastic catch and concentrated so okay doesn't collect Michael plastics and can name anything actually escape underneath underneath the device that you have. yes so what we now enhance this week is that we've actually been able to collect debris meters in size so the big discarded touching at all the way down to really in the micro plastic grapes one millimeter size plastics have been collected of course there's plans even smaller box yet Brady that the bulk of the mass is one millimeter and larger that's pretty impressive so the could this be the onset then to collecting all the plastic pollution in in the world's oceans well I I would say it's it's part of the mix of solutions that we need to of course once I think equally critical is is to promote classic from ending up in the first place in the ocean is first place so so of course you know we can solve this problem if the if the tap isn't closed but I think it yeah that it is the first time that there is a device that allows us to collect old size classes of plastic that's already in the ocean beau and been lovely talking she I'm just hoping that it's made out of recycling plastic your device yeah everything Michael will be like. thanks very much more inside thank you very much for talking to us. fifties David officially week with an incredible story from the scientific will demand able to move all four of his power line is lives with the Mullings controlled exoskeleton suit mind controlled. French researchers are behind is a health correspondent James Gallagher he's here there are pictures of this on our website at B. C..
"kevin meyer" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"News center. I'm Eric Bill status. Sheriff's deputy is recovering today shot in the arm after an incident in the town of Arben. This is in wood county in central Wisconsin. He was responding to a call about a suicidal person hit in the arm had to be choppered to a hospital in that area. Investigators say the public is not in any danger, but they are not providing many more details at this time though, it sounds like the sheriff's deputy will be all right. Closer to home, and how many falls firefighters are expressing their concern over equipment operation or two days last week that apartment was nearly without any working -ment as many of their vehicles were undergoing routine, maintenance assistant fire chief James Malek, speak in terms of whether or not there's a crisis right now. I would argue to say. I believe there is during an open meeting Tuesday night village. Trustees said they were unaware of the departments aging quit -ment, but firefighter union, president Kevin Meyer says that hasn't been a secret or of those vehicles are over ten years old. And some of them are coaching fifteen years more, Mike Spaulding, WTMJ news. The Wisconsin supreme court is reinstating nearly all of the lame duck laws that were passed by GOP lawmakers Madison limiting governor and attorney general Josh calls powers legal fight isn't over quite yet. However, the ruling comes in a lawsuit that several unions, had filed arguing the lame duck laws violated the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches. The decision does not mean the laws of permanently reinstated. However, the justices still have to rule on merits in Iowa. Former vice president, Joe Biden keeps making his way across the state of the democratic presidential candidate Wednesday a diner in elder, Jiwa.
"kevin meyer" Discussed on KGO 810
"Me that. Family stop. So it's those kinds of messages, beautiful heartfelt nothing. Just some of them when you season, you just literally just burst into tears because he's just so powerful. And so. And I didn't so heartfelt. And those are the more important words that I like hearing that we'll talk about when we come back, and that is connected and prank pranksters as well and teachers and clan. So we'll ask them what those mean because that's very daily typical talk to him. So here we are. It's coast to coast AM, Connie Willis here along with Brian Blance. Stay with us. Terrified Stephen King, the author of their places in this world and bring things back, but they don't come back to your, mommy. Cemeteries. Kevin meyer. April fifth. I've been sick for a really long time. I had a constant fever for probably six months straight Britney Kurt saw multiple doctors to treat her urinary. Tract infection. Nothing worked. I have four little boys we hike we Ryan we mountain bike. We do all the things that a family of boys will not to do. I need to be able to keep up with them. Britney was referred to Marin urologist who is an expert in robotic surgery when I knew that doctor you as affiliated with rain General Hospital. I knew that I was in good hands. And I'd have a good experience. Britney had robotic surgery Marin General Hospital to remove a grapefruit sized cyst on her kidney with the infection gone and quick recovery. From the minimally invasive procedure Brittany, enter boys or back,.
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"The flag should never be used as wearing apparel betting or draper each and every be festooned drawn back or up in fold but always allowed do fall free bunting of blue white and red always raised with a blue above the white in the middle of the red blow should be used for covering a speakers desk draping the front of the platform of directly to general flight should never be used for advertising purposes any manner whatsoever uh old and the flag when it is in such condition it that is no longer fitting emblem for display should be destroyed the dignified way preferably by burning the flag code ladies and gentlemen the irish journalist fired for writing what critics called an anti semitic newspaper column has apologized and acknowledged that he deserved to be fired kevin meyer said in an interview with an irish radio station that it was not anti semitic it was stupid of me the encapsulation of such a complex issue in a single sentence he said referring to a line in the column at the end of the last month the played on the stereotype of jews as hard bargainers what am i flaws he said is to deal with major issues with away lines the book he could be on television facebook has been grappling with how to police hate speech and the social network it admits it doesn't always get it right he jio ma palu old a black activist and writer in seattle tweeted this week that facebook apologized our effort suspended her account for several days although always posting screen shots of racist comments and violent threats that she received in response to a joke she made on twitter.