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Roku Channel Adds Quibi Shows

Talking Tech

02:13 min | 4 months ago

Roku Channel Adds Quibi Shows

"They listeners. Mike schneider here. And i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike whatever happened to that video app funny mentioned that i think folks will remember the short live video service that launched in april twenty twenty by former dreamworks animation ceo. Jeffrey katzenberg and former ebay ceo. Meg whitman it got. Its name qube from quick bites or video snacks of eight to twelve minutes ideal for riding the subway or bus or in newburgh or waiting in line unfortunately justice launch the nation shut shutdown with the corona virus and started binging seasons of long form content. So could be shut down six months later in october. Twenty twenty then. In january twenty twenty one roku announced it was acquiring quibbles content for its own growing roku channel and now brokers gonna make a huge chunk of that library thirty shows available may twentieth which roku celebrate to streaming day. That's the day it shipped its first streaming player back in two thousand eight back then. It was called the netflix player by roku because roku he don't know began as a part of netflix and then was spun out of the company. Now some folks have seen this content because qube has more had more than one million downloads tap when it launched initially but for most of this. This is going to be new stuff. One of the shows hashtag free. Ray sean has already won short-form creative arts emmy awards for stars laurence fishburne and jasmine separate jones. There's also show starring sophie. Turner of game of thrones and liam hemsworth of the hunger games and christoph waltz specter. There's also documentaries Called ball and big rad wolf. And there's reality shows. I like christie's court where chrissy teigen presides and the revived punked hosted by chance. The rapper. also. Come into roku this week. A double helping of kevin hart who die.

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Interview with Dara Treseder, Peleton's Head of Global Marketing and Communications

Skimm'd from The Couch

03:29 min | 6 months ago

Interview with Dara Treseder, Peleton's Head of Global Marketing and Communications

"To our women's history month series on skimmed from the couch. Where we're telling you about the women who made history this past year this week. Our guest is dr troy cedar. She's svp had a global marketing and communications for peleton the world's largest interactive fitness platform. That's led the charge. Apple fitness during the pandemic and dr herself is one of the most esteemed marketing professionals in the country. Before arriving at peleton last year dr was the cmo of carbon a three d. printing company and before that was the cmo of ge ventures darn. Thank you for joining us. Welcome to skin from the thank you so much for happy. Abby excited to dig in you have a great and lengthy resume. And so i am curious of all the jobs that you've had or activities you've been a part of which one stands out that means the most to you while obviously my palatine experience. You know it's interesting. You learn so much in your career right. You grow so much. I remember sitting in. The audience wants listening to meg whitman. And she talked about what it was like to be a veteran ceo. I remember kind of being like That's an interesting an interesting phrase. I had never heard someone use that before. And because i've had the opportunity to be a cmo twice in my career before this role. I felt really prepared. I kind of really understood what peleton needed. And i feel really equipped to be able to bring that to my team and to really create the environment that allows the amazing humans. I get to work with to thrive and succeed because you get better with time. It's almost like practice. makes permanent. Practice makes perfect practice. Makes better. And i feel like i've had experience practicing and so it feels really wonderful to be able to bring all the amazing things i learned at the amazing places. I worked to peleton at this moment. In time you are born and raised in nigeria and went to school both in the uk and later in the us. I'm really curious about your background and having the exposure in perspective from multiple places how that led you to marketing are inherently makes you a good marketer you know. I think that it's really important to live in different places and get exposure to different cultures. 'cause it's very interesting. How things change at how things can be very different as you move between different societies different cultures different nations and. I think that i am able to bring a certain richness and fullness to my marketing experience. Because i've had many experiences where i has been you know other and i have had to see how do people relate to me. How do people talk to me in a way that really resonates that feels authentic that draws me in and so having that in my own personal life i've been creates a wonderful texture right wonderful context for how i'm able to kind of step into the shoes of others step into the shoes of other segments of our customer step into the shoes of customers with behaviors. That are different than mine. Because i've had the experience of having basically navigating different worlds in my own personal experience. So i think it's i think it's a richness and i think it definitely has prepared me. I think to be a better marketer.

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SolarWinds - The Gift That Keeps On Giving - DTNS 3943 - burst 04

Daily Tech News Show

33:27 min | 9 months ago

SolarWinds - The Gift That Keeps On Giving - DTNS 3943 - burst 04

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This is the daily tech news for friday january. Eighth twenty twenty. One in los angeles on tom. Merit and from studio redwood on sarah lane from studio colorado. I'm shannon morris drawn the top tech stories in cleveland. I'm lynn per nine. The show's producer. Roger j we were just talking about a cas product that makes you ice cream and ninety seconds whenever you wanted and why roger never cries wider conversation join our expanded show. Good day internet at patriotair dot com slash dpd s. Let's start with a few things you should know. Amazon has discontinued its prime pantry. Grocery and household item service products previously available in pantry will now be available like any other products on amazon. So it's not going away to gather but the service itself prime pantry launched in twenty fourteen offering reduced shipping on up to forty five pounds of household goods for a monthly fee. Amazon node vied prime pant pantry subscribers about the closure in december and then issued refunds the. Uk's competition and markets authority launched an investigation into google's privacy sandbox. That would block third party. Cookies in chrome regulator received complaints from the marketers for an open web coalition saying the plan would abuse google's dominant position in online advertising. So the investigations going to evaluate. If the privacy sandbox changes would concentrate advertising spending market share with google samsung launched the galaxy chromebook to a cheaper version of the galaxy chromebook at launched last year so instead of four k it has a ten eighty p lcd screen with less storage fewer cameras less ram. It's also heavier and thicker overall but it also now starts at five hundred forty nine dollars instead of one thousand dollars. That has a thirteen point. Three inch nineteen twenty by ten eight hundred sixteen nine. Lcd touchscreen with the dual core intel seller on five twenty five you upgradable to an intel core. I three ten ten eleven ten one. one zero. You eight gigs. Ram and one hundred twenty five gigs of storage for six hundred ninety nine dollars a shortage of semiconductors affecting automakers. Volkswagen said last month that they needed to adjust first-quarter manufacturing plans around the globe because of the shortage. Now honda says it will cut domestic output by about four thousand cars this month at one of its factories in japan nissan is adjusting production numbers for its note hatchback model and ford has moved up previously planned downtime at a kentucky plant for its sport utility vehicle factory to the jin chips all right. Well we're talking about cars. Let's talk about the the apple car. Yeah a lot of rumors as of late will really over the last few years. But but but the rumors had resurfaced recently and hyundais. Now talking to apple about kerr's so says the company hyundai representative told cnbc quotes. We understand that apple isn't discussion with a variety of global automakers including hyundai motor as the discussion is at its early stage. Nothing has been decided. Korean economic daily said that apple suggested the arrangements and hundred was reviewing the terms that involved e production and also battery development hyundai has had his own battery platform called e. g. m. p. going into production later this year. So might be saying what you're doing. Reuters sources say that apple would like to produce a passenger vehicle by twenty twenty four however might not be that date bloomberg's mark gurman reports in thomas e. v. from apple is five to seven years away and michio recently said he wouldn't be surprised if it takes until twenty twenty eight. Yes what's probably going on. Here is apple and i think this significant part has decided to start investigating how they would build. Whatever it is. They're going to build whether it's a whole car or an integrated platform and they're going to different manufacturers and parts suppliers and folks like magna including hyundai. And saying what are you got. How can you help us with this. And is a great company for this because they make parts they make systems. They make full cars. There's all kinds of services in the conday company that could play a part with apple so it may not be. That apple knows what they want from hyundai. It may just be that they're going and saying hey let's talk. You do a lot of the kinds of things that we think we're going to need. I'm pretty excited about this. I just got my first hyundai ever this year and my perception of this story was weight but hyundai currently uses android auto and a lot of their their cars. So i would love to see. How apple would integrate Hyundai's current technologies into something that is very useful for that apple ecosystem not just looking at e itself but also the The the systems inside of it the controls in how they would manage that four a driver and a passenger in the car. Yeah i mean. I think that's one of the big questions that i have is okay. Let's say let's say it's hyundai that that applet ended up working with with clearly not set in stone at least from what we know at this point. But let's say it's the companies for kicks. Let's imagine that that's what it is. Yeah it is. It is an apple car that hyundai produces a lot of parts for the way that works with lots of other companies to produce other hardware for apple. I mean that that's the loftiest kind of goal that we're looking at and maybe that would take till twenty twenty eight at you know if if apple was lucky. I think it probably has more to do with like you said shannon not that you know android auto wouldn't still be prevalent in a lot of passenger vehicles but maybe at some sort of it's a special relationship. It's it's a special kind of os inside a car that is supposed to you. Know i don't know move some merch because What apple is providing on the software side is is. Is that much more interesting. I really don't know if you look at that. Bloomberg article mark gurman sources are saying that Tesla people that apple has hired are working on things like interior exterior. Drive train stereo. Desist the kinds of things. You need when you're building a car not carting a software platform so then the question becomes is it the apple car period. Maybe hendaye makes it. Maybe somebody else makes it. And you know they'll figure out how to distribute it or is it the apple car by sunday and you go to hyundai dealership to buy it the way you went to an. At and t. store to an apple iphone but it's really apples car in cooperation with sunday. Are there multiple partners. I mean that's all the kind of stuff we're waiting to see but it really does feel like we have gotten to the point where this is no longer just yeah. They're working on project titan. They don't know what they're gonna do to. They have an idea. It's more than just software and they're working out the details. Maybe they don't even know that yet. Well i'm interested to see what happens but we also have some other news. Security among the systems impacted by the solar winds attack is the electron filing system. Used by the us federal courts at investigation is underway to determine if confidentiality of documents filed with the courts was breached and as a result starting wednesday confidential documents filed with the courts will be stored on standalone systems. Not uploaded big difference so these are documents sealed from public access because they contain sensitive information like investigative techniques identities of informants and a lot more other. Us federal agencies affected included the justice department the state treasury and energy departments as well solar winds has engaged. The krebs stay most security consulting group to help deal with this attack. That firm was formed by alex. Stamos the former chief security officer at yahoo and facebook and chris krebs the former director of the us cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency or sisa. So krebs was fired last month. By the president after finding no evidence of with voting systems in the twenty twenty election. Yeah stamos first of all brilliant for those two to team up and smart for solar winds to engage them for what they say is Helping with transparency with companies that are affected But this we we are not done finding out how bad this is. There are reports that there may have been other ways that this whoever is behind this intruded beyond just solar winds. They're finding evidence of that. They have not been able to root out the people that got into this vulnerability from all systems yet. They're still in there in a lot of cases. And you know this. This kind of confidential information is exactly the kind of thing you fear that someone would get intruding into a government system informants investigative techniques that you can now learn from to evade being prosecuted or caught yourself. That's that's crown jewel type stuff it's it's very interesting. In fact krebs spoke on record saying that it could potentially take years to figure out how deep the solar winds attack actually went and how many different kinds of infrastructure. You know brands and everything that it might have affected so this is not something. That's going to die anytime soon. I'm glad that they are reaching out. Craig's and stay most though because that i agree with you tom. It's excellent. excellent team roku made a few interesting announcements roku says. Npd data shows that the roku s was the top selling smarter operating system in the us and canada in two thousand twenty thirty one percent market share in canada. Thirty eight percent in the united states That's pushed the samsung's tizen number two. At least we don't actually know samsung's ties and was number. One in two thousand nineteen also announced a wireless soundbar reference design that uses wifi for its roku. Tv ready program remember. Last year roku announced the program which had a designed for wired. Sound bars. The program includes tcl. Pokemon on an element has just announced. They'll join as well with two point. Two point one ready sound bars roku tv ready to expand internationally later this year as well. But here's the big roku news roku has agreed to acquire exclusive global distribution rights to more than seventy five Shows documentaries some of which had not been released before qube shutdown. So there'll be some new stuff that nobody's ever seen after their exclusivity deal expires. That'll happen in a bit more than a year. Depending on the show roku will still have the rights to show the content just not exclusively until thousand twenty seven the content will have to be presented in original increments of ten minutes or less. The deal doesn't let them stitch it altogether. The content will be added to the more than forty thousand movies and tv shows already available. In the roku channel shows include from Be anyway punked. Murder house. Flip and dummy which stars anna kendrick. I never watched the new punk. I heard had its moments. The whole qube thing. It's really interesting to me because it was sort of like. It crashed and burned so quickly. And there's a lotta shot and friday around folks in the industry about it. And i think that's not because qube was doing things wrong. It was because the company had raised so much money time. Because you know. They had meg whitman. Jeffrey katzenberg who are you know. Heavy hitters and there was a little bit of like you are being to embassies and therefore you shall fail. The company did fail and the idea that some creators will have a new life on another platform shows. That just don't even saw but people still worked on. And maybe you're really good. I think this this makes a lotta sense and good for roku to get exclusivity for at least a few years so does roku have to wait at all in order to start showing this content or can happen immediately. I don't know when the start date. Whenever the deal is you know goes into effect. Then they'll immediately be able to to show it so you know within a month or so it would be my guess anyway but no they. They don't have once. The deal is actually in effect. They don't have to wait. What's going on here. is that the baby. Production companies own the rights to their own stuff but they have a two year exclusive for each one of their shows with qube and those two year exclusives are now being transferred to roku so roka will be able to have the exclusive for the remainder of whatever. The period was with quick. That's why it's more a year. Exclusively goes away then they still have the right to show it until twenty twenty seven but the production companies that made it can now start shopping at around to other places as well so the production companies do hold the content and remember this is just the content. Qube is still in a over. Its turnstile technology which is holding it up from selling its technology and i would expect once it resolves that lawsuit should resolve it in a way that they still hold their technology. They'll sell that to so this isn't the last you're going to hear could be selling off a part of it. I would imagine. Gotcha yeah that whole. The whole technology part of qube was again was an ambitious thing that was released at a very inopportune time in twenty twenty when everyone was like. We're just sitting at home like we don't need this like mobile phone technology. It's like cool that you can shifted around but you can't even cast thing. I mean the company did fix that pretty soon after allow about she was just. I mean it's just did. The timing couldn't be worse but that technology when you think of it in a variety of other form factors such as monitors that swivel talked about some of those yesterday. I don't know that qube or tiktok or snapchat or all of the stuff where we're like. Oh yeah that's the. That's the portrait view. Rather than landscape view. That works for certain apps is is is all that this is four. I think there's more to it So we'll see what happens and there's patents and things that are always valuable because you can use those to extract some concessions and money and stuff. So yeah expect that all to come join the conversation in our discord which you can join by linking to a patriotic. Can't get in there and talk about your favourite qube shows with all the other discord folks. Just lincoln to your patriotic out at patriotair dot com slash. Dpd s all right shannon. How do you clone a security key. Well i i will say please do not stop using your security keys because of this story i will explain it. Researchers from ninja lab published a paper on thursday showing how you could clone a google tightened security gate this is a two factor authentication key which is very similar to a you. Be key that you have to plug in or tap in order to access an account after putting in your username or your password credentials. Were both so in order to pull off the clone. You would need physical access to the key for about ten hours. Sometimes a minimum of ten hours just kind of depends on how good you are at this. About twelve thousand dollars worth of equipment physical equipment and custom software and some advanced skills in electrical engineering and cryptography as well. So you have to remove the chip and then take measurements of it at a being registered on each account that you went to attack the measurements observe electro magnetic radiation as the chip generates digital signatures that let the attacker slowly deduced the private key so measurements take about six hours per account. That's not including taking apart. The original tighten security key putting it back together. Then you need to seal the chip back into its case. You also need the targets password in order for this to work. So the reason it works is because of vulnerability in the security hardware chip residing within the google titan key and that is called an eighty seven hundred x by this company called. Xp if it's exploited in attacker could grab the elliptic curve cryptographic private key for the account and the same chip is actually found in other two factor. Authentication physical tokens as well like There's a ubiquity that it's found in but chances of attack or very very minimal given the scope of the attack so if you do all of this without the target ever noticing then they would never duplicated key but again given the scope given how much it costs and everything behind the scenes probably when it happened to normal user. The point of these security keys being the best way to use For two factor. Is that you can't even get at your private key right you. Nobody has to be able to get in there like the chip. Just doesn't make it available so the fact that they were able to get in there and get it is huge. You know the fact that they were able to do this is significant. But i mean if you're not a target of an advanced persistent threat. You don't need to worry about this. No one's going to go to the trouble to do this. And even if you're a target. I would guess shannon that most of them probably would be able to notice if someone took their key for ten hours or more you. You likely likely would especially since a lot of people with hardware tokens like google titan will stick them on a on their keychain for example like with their house keys or whatever wherever they keep all those personal physical devices that they don't want lost or stolen they keep them all on engaging so if somebody was to take one of these out of your purse out of your gym locker wherever it might be and remove it for like ten hour street minimum. You would likely know that this would have happened. the neat thing about these chips inside of these. Google tightened security keys. And any other cryptographic hardware tokens like these is that. Even the manufacturer doesn't know the private key so the fact that they were able to find vulnerability on these specific chipsets is really interesting. And i think that's the important bit of that. Is is even though the google titan like the end all be all of really excellent. Two factor authentication. There's always. The potential that vulnerabilities can be found. So i'm happy that this research came out. It's so fascinating and it's so interesting in this means that an x. p. and other security chipset manufacturers that sell these teeny tiny chips to google or whoever the company might be They can build on this. They can research and figure out what the next version of their chipset needs to entail in order to not be vulnerable to this again in the future. Yeah i mean this is really a good security story right. We finally figured out because there's always a way right. We finally figured out the way you get the private key out of a security key and guess what it's really hard takes a long time and now that we know it we can make it even harder and hopefully you know push that barrier out even further and even if somebody did have time to do this and you didn't notice i was reading the paper because i'm a huge nerd and they go as far as using fuming fuming nitric acid in order to get like melt the epoxy off of the original google titan. How are you going to put that back together. In order for somebody to not notice like there's a lot of intricacies with this attack in order for it to actually be pulled off so chances are very very slim that somebody would be able to pull off so again as i said at the very beginning. Don't stop using your google tightened security key if you have one keep using it because chances are you would never be attacked with this. Just just know if you haven't seen it in ten hours look together strange. This is going to be in a movie though. I'm calling that shot right now. We're gonna we're gonna see this movie. Where like i hope so. Somebody goes into surgery and they take his key and they go out and do all this and they slip it back in because ten hours later. He wakes up from anesthesia on something like that. I just hope they talked to the researchers so they actually show it off right. Yeah Sony tv and audio announcements Starting with details for its own tv lineup. Sticking with lead ravi x four k and k. Tv's will support four k at one hundred twenty hertz variable refresh rate vr as well as a l l m low latency mode and e arc. These are all things that are important. If you've got a ps five now you've got sony. Tv they can go. That sony also has an improved a chip that is going to improve the picture and sound positioning. So it aligns with what you see on the screen. Sony's master series. Tv's will come with a sensor that adjusts white balanced immense. Your ambiente color temp. You don't have to do anything they'll just do it. Also an aluminum heat shield. That will make for brighter. All the sets will support. Hdmi two point one. Another big one for ps five dolby vision hdr angle tv. Sony also announced. It's three hundred sixty reality audio platform if you're not familiar with three hundred sixty degree audio places instruments and vocals in a virtual sound field around your head but using just the one speaker so you can do this in an amazon echo or google. Home sony will start streaming video with three sixty audio later this year. Starting with concert from zara larsson on january eleventh. And somebody's gonna make speakers that support this. It'll be may supported by other speakers as well. But sony is going to put out the are five thousand and three thousand They've got that dark cloth. Surface that all these speakers seem to have these days with either bronze or silver accents. Work with google and amazon assistance and can connect to select sony abroad via. Tv's as well as supporting wi fi bluetooth. Spotify connect in google cast. The speakers do automated calibration to the room. They're in donut. The press a button for that. Either and we'll simulate three hundred sixty degree audio for stereo tracks as well. The five thousand cost five hundred pounds or five hundred ninety nine euros no. Us price yet on the three thousand two hundred eighty pounds. Three hundred fifty nine euros. This seems this. Seems like it's shaping up to be one of the trends. Is this the sort of three hundred sixty degree audio while you're listening to your black bank and it's just one speaker or potentially a couple of speakers ativan. Maybe yeah yeah already supported. Yeah there's less of kind of like What do i have to do. Five point one surround or at least get a couple of speakers and make them a stereo pair type thing. I really haven't heard this in. I don't know. I used to hang out at magnolia at best. Buy all the time. And just like geek out on stuff like this. of course. this technology wasn't around at the time. But it's really come on. Let's turn on some stuff and see the speakers. Do it works well. Then that's awesome my first reaction because i got rid of my kind of pants speakers some years ago because friend of mine needed them more than i did and i didn't have room in my apartment but i miss that i'm also an a. A permanent now that's smaller and kind of has a lot of weird angles and i find audio bounces off walls in wiz. That wouldn't if it was more of a square box broom So i'm not sure that i'm the perfect target market for this. You're the you're the one puts this through its paces and sees if it really works. Yeah if i could actually work as advertised again with some funny angles in a big old frame. Then i'm i'm really into this and i've always been. I don't have a sony. Tv currently sorry zony. But i was abroad. Bravi a person for years. Nears i think what the new bravi line is coming out with. Looks really nice. And i mean not totally in the market for a new tv. But i like the fact that i might get a new sony again paired up with a sony speaker. You got three six. Yeah already got all this stuff. It's going to be a messed anyway. You slice it. But i like. I like this to be sixty reality audio platform. What would you have set up in your house. I was straight up going to mention sonos because if if it doesn't have the connectability to be able to work with all of my other platforms that currently have invested in. Then chances are i wouldn't buy it. So i do have sono says in my house and i do have some issues connecting those with other speakers in the household to like like my google hub for example so the fact that this works with google and amazon assistant the speaker specifically The audio speakers. I think that's pretty cool. I like that. They are bringing that in and i am interested because i do live in a household. That has very high ceilings. How this would work in that kind of environment. So yeah. I'm very interested in the audio aspect. Well you might also be interested in what colour has come out. Oh yes the folks who make things like toilets and and sinks and lots of appliances however. Been a real. Cas mainstay for the last few years for some cool innovations and this year is no different. Even though we're not in vegas koehler has a new smart bathtub called the stillness bath. That lets you use an app or use your voice using google or amazon's assistance to fill up the water or perhaps set the mood by changing the color of the lights around the tab or even add some fog. You know you wanna kind of pretend like you're in the then present routines also turn on features in a certain orders if you wanna get kind of creative. that's cool. Yeah the certain amount of limitations with the base model and the base model is not cheap so temperature and depth control models alone will cost around eight thousand six hundred ninety eight dollars. That's right it's almost nine thousand dollar bathtub. If you want the experience tower that lets you activate fog and aromatherapy. That will run you just over ten thousand dollars. Both models are available in july. There are real things and if you want the version with lights and floor grades for overflow fifteen thousand nine hundred ninety eight dollars available. This october signed me off. I won't be buying those. Nope not even a little bit but we could have taken a bath at s in the new in the pre show roger was like. Why would you want fog. It's like this. Why does anyone want to be on. Yeah racist luxury suites in hotels for sure as well as apple's houses sure yeah something well. Yeah it's it's that like hey look at what my bath can do people go. Wow very fancy and then you know ten years from now will be like remember when we thought it was fancied to talk to your bathtub so that it would start filling up without touching it but Yeah it's it's somewhat silly because of the price. But i'm not really much of a bath person but they do look very nice all right. Let's check out the mail bag but ads do it. Nick wrote in with a pronunciation. Ramps own neck. You are not alone he says. Ac's rog is an initial list. Because it's our og like fbi or cia. People say ron yet. They're lower end gaming brand tough not initially them. It's an acronym like scuba or produce you f but pronounced off. It's like ace's can't make up their name minds. Then there's strict which is our subbrand strikes as a word it's a completely nonsensical made up word. But it's a word and you pronounce it as such nick as honestly as somebody. That buys a lot of hardware. Because i've rarely had a bad experience with them over the past twenty years. I am baffled by some branding decisions. The one the bugs me. The most is the strict subbrand. Sometimes acis makes the tricks products. The high end product in the product stock yet other times. It's a mid range product. Would it be too much to ask for consistency and product. Branding twenty twenty one. Yes apparently apparently we feel your pain. Nick i love the dichter's just like i just need to vent you guys. Let me let me let me get this up. Just we appreciate that. Yeah i mean i. i'm with you nick. Everyday is a fresh new hell when it comes to reading out some model numbers but what is not is shouting out our patrons at our master and grandmaster levels. Today they include christmas merton james and digression daniels and of course landon peralta back and illustrating the show. What have you drawn for us today. Len well you know. I'm really excited. Say that we've have the first image of the ample car the car. Which i'm that's what i'm calling it. I'm sure they're gonna take my advice. Coming around twenty twenty seven ish or so maybe You know you may. If you're a fan of richard scary busy world a you may be very familiar with the look of of the apple. Ii car I think it'll be a big hit with with fans of people who have kids So check it out. this is called meet. I car And this is available right now. My patriot on which by the way has to new levels. If lets me be your Let me be your teacher. Your mentor with your artwork. I can give you some help that way. And patriots dot com forward slash. Len plus i also just launched a new product called flip face max which is over at lend store dot com. And i i want to show you what that looks like. I did something special. for For our friend shannon for snubs. This is a this is what the flipping flipped. Face masks. looks like This is It's a little bit higher Higher end than the normal flip sister used to But those are on the front page story on pro dot com. But this is for you shannon. If people wanna see that because most people are just listening to this what should they do. Go to well right now. It's going to be on twitter instagram later. But just go to lend dot com. You'll see all the ones i've done over the past couple of weeks and including including shannon's so it's really lovely. Let it's yeah. That's adorable shannon morris First show of twenty twenty one certainly not the last. I know you're a busy lady at. Where can people keep up with your work. Oh my gosh. I have been busy. 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How Quibi crashed and burned so quickly

The 3:59

04:03 min | 9 months ago

How Quibi crashed and burned so quickly

"So equity was always the odd duck all the new streaming services that immersive last year for just for listeners who don't stand top of the streaming rewards just give quick description of what could be is and what's happened to it. Quimby was a mobile initially mobile only than kind of transition to be mobile centric streaming video service. That made cereal like tv. In very short episodes everything was like ten minutes or last and it was very very expensive programming. They made big budget programming with really big stars. So it's pitch was that it was kind of like a curated. Youtube only with like the biggest and brightest of hollywood involved. The problem is they launched the service that was designed to be watched. Moberly on the go in those like brief much of your day where you have a spare ten minutes to watch something getting coffee. Waiting for us. Launched it at the beginning of all the lockdowns keeping people trapped in their homes so they had a mobile on the ghost service launching when nobody was mobile or on the go. That's one of the problems with but there's underlying consideration that. The premise of the service given that people already have youtube and they can watch other things on the go to netflix on the go on their mobile phones that the premise of this being a service at all was flawed from the beginning. So what's happened. At least as far as we know right now is that would be instead of trying to survive after six months is going to just shut down. We don't know exactly win but at some point the service is going to go dark and this programming is going to. I don't exactly know what's going to happen. So all this stuff that they made. Yeah i wanna get into that but it just. It's interesting just sort of looking at the background of their the foundation that this company was built on one point. Seven billion dollars in funding of meg. Whitman from hewlett packard. Lots of a-list talent But medina think looking back at this now it was was the model just fundamentally or was it just a matter. Bedtime may and launching in the middle of a pandemic. i remember maybe even before they had a name. I believe they katzenberg jeffrey katzenberg. The hollywood Whitman as you mentioned the ceo of the service they went to south by and they had this whole presentation. And i remember coming out of this presentation being like these people have no idea what they're getting into you know. They had really really ambitious goals. They talked a really big game but they're getting into something. That is really hard to break into going up against something like youtube. Which has two billion people watching it every month. So that's one way to kind of put in perspective whether or not the pandemic was the real. You know silver bullet that killed qube but also mentioned that i did. I did a poll on twitter. Asking people this exact question because they make whitman. Jeffrey kassenberg worth open letter. The apologized for disappointing. Their investors their workers their talent and they said in there. You know it we may never know what was the problem here was timing or was this a bad idea to begin with and so i had a poll on twitter quoting that portion of the letter and saying well which was it could be equals a bad idea or timing and i think eighty six percent of people could be was just a bad idea to begin with so

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Immortals Gaming Club Are Getting Out of the Esports Team Space

The Business of Esports

05:55 min | 11 months ago

Immortals Gaming Club Are Getting Out of the Esports Team Space

"Start with a big story. Is you know it's impossible to ignore big numbers. And i'll just give you the headlines of three stories. But they're all the same story. Basically i just i like the three headlines because they all tell a little bit different side of it. The first year was immortals club raises additional twenty six million dollars. The second year was from bloomberg says meg. Whitman backed firm to way sale of overwatch team again talking about immortals gaming club and then the third immortals gaming club raises twenty. Six million led by ex quickly. Exact meg whitman. So if you put all these three together you sort of have all the information. You need witches with immortals calling her ex quickly exact. I mean could she is that that has got to be the most subtle you tag career up until on his business like her. Oh the ebay right yeah. That's better than leading quickly. Wow you're only as good as your last gig. You're only as good as your last exum be. Feels like something. Like as a as a term. Like i would order an like an exotic restaurant like well. I will start with the vegetable three way. Medley have the x. Qube for my main interest rate and goes just leaving puzzled. Sometimes i am puzzled. William by how your brain works that brain that it's such a funny term. So so here's here's what we know from the just the three headlines. Immortals gaming is raising a raised twenty six million dollars. It's being led by meg whitman. Who used to be equipped he also ebay footmen footnote and they're looking to sell their overwatch team. Believe it or not so. They've already got rid of their like previously. Got rid of their Call of duty league team And now the overwatch league team. They're looking to to get rid of it and i'll just read. I'm going to present you all the information guys. And then you can discuss. But it says immortals gaming intends to focus less on city specific teams and more on businesses related to online gaming such as gamers club a subscription service in latin america which connects video game players. The company said last week. It's selling a team playing and activists call of duty league to one hundred thieves And now so. They've sold off their call of duty league team now. They're saying they want to sell their los angeles valley and overwatch team. In the meantime the raid they raised twenty. Six million led by meg whitman. What do you guys make this news. There's a lot of. there's a lot to unpack. You're right the amount. They've raised be That they're divesting of assets sort of as part of this razor almost next to it which you don't usually hear about You guys think jeff. Lindsay william whoever wants to start here. What do you guys think of of mortals gaming club. And the way they're going. Let me go last. I have some some hot takes. Let me last go first. Then let's let's open with some hot takes you're all my take on. This is a little is a little more nuanced. But i think what's really interesting about this announce those two things to read into this. One is a mortals has just not done well as in east sports work right. They haven't won anything. They haven't really built a differentiated brand. They've been blown. Apart in the lifestyle category versus other orbs about the best thing they did back in late two thousand eighteen by gamers club right and make a move into south american marquette. This reads like a real strategic shift into you know gaming services and service provision right. Because you don't. You don't sell off both gated franchises and in particular. You don't sell off call of duty called duties actually starting to perform now like it's unusual to sell that asset unless you are If you're still committed to really making the team piece work so i think an underscore here as immortals you know is going to be getting out of the team space. I think a second thing i would add to this though in the morrison is the fact that they are announcing looking for a sale of overwatch without the buyer. List william razi to me because that is a direct that first of all signals a little bit of urgency right like we're trying to get rid of this asset gimme buyers right because like to be honest with you like like you don't need for an asset like that you know you don't you don't really need to do this sort of thing right like you don't know who the people are who are in the market for this The the second thing is. I think this is like a forcing mechanism with activision blizzard. It seems like they want out of that league and announcing they're going to sell is a really good piece of lever to communicate activision blizzard. Hey it's not working right and also to kind of tip their hat about the seriousness of their frustrations with with that business right now. So that's my read on. This is the announcement of sale is a little tactical. It's partly strategically. They want to divest. And it's partly. They're trying to communicate something to activision blizzard because they didn't announce again these. These are sort of deals. Where like you read about in favor of like. Oh i too could go by that. You know what i mean. There's a limited set of groups and these guys ono each other right like you. Don't you're not going to be surprised by who's coming out by this org slot like it wasn't like come on hundred. Thieves did call of duty right. It wasn't like josie sports club.

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Who Could Serve IN The Biden Administration

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:38 min | 11 months ago

Who Could Serve IN The Biden Administration

"Now. The current incumbent of the white house is showing no signs of planning to pack his suitcases. But that hasn't stopped president-elect joe biden from pushing ahead with his plans for the fresh administration a large part of this is the people who will make this administration so comparative unknown who will become household. Names come january for more. I'm joined by louis. Lukens a former. Us diplomat and a senior partner at sigme global advisors. Welcome back lewis. You want it now. i'm i mentioned here. That comparative unknown but the list of the runners and writers to make up the Biden cabinet this pretty well known names in there. He's going to bring on a really experienced team of people. All of whom most of them will have had experienced during the obama or administration's These will be maybe not household names To the american people but most of them will be known certainly within the national security establishment for the top jobs at defense and the state department and national security adviser and those kinds of jobs. So where do we start with. Who's going to pay. When i mean he's likely to name a chief of staff this week. Isn't he chief of staff this week. Probably ron claim who was as chief of staff before and and is a well respected in washington that liked cross the. I'll have to say for the cabinet positions Biden will be a little bit constrained by the senate because the senate of course has to approve The the secretary of state and defense and all those main all the cabinet positions so and we think the republicans are probably going to maintain control of the senate. So what that means is for example. There was some talk that elizabeth warren wanted to be secretary of the treasury. That will not happen now. The the republicans in the senate will not confirm a left-wing progressive democrat for a top job. So it'll force by his cabinet choices to be more centrist Which is not a bad thing actually But it means at that. The progressive wing of the party won't get the sort of personnel appointments obeyed hope to see in washington now filling. His cabinet job says he will give priority to technocratic experience. Loyalty and diversity. What does that mean in terms of who. We are likely to see for some of the top jobs well so he has pledged to have the most diverse cabinet ever. I think so. I think the front runner for secretary of state is susan rice. Her confirmation might be a little bit difficult because the republicans do not like her. But i think they will still try to get her through. I think we'll see a woman a treasury for the first time ever lael brainard. I think we'll see a female secretary of defense for the first time ever with blank florida. Yes michelle foreign. I of course so. I think we'll see a lot of women. And i think we'll see some. And then when you get down into the secretary of urban housing and urban development and human services and health and human services and things like that. I think we'll see people of color We'll see women will see Just in general a much more diverse cabinet than what we have now which is basically a lot of older white men. Let's look at the way that this actually could play out. You mentioned the idea of susan. Rice becoming the next secretary of state we need enormous job in rebuilding us foreign policy after four rather damaging years. One could argue. I mean she's former. Us ambassador to the un national security advisor to president obama. She's she's walk the walk. She's got the experience. She's close to joe biden. She'll be good at rebuilding alliances but there is that fair. Isn't there that if you start trying to bring back people from the obama administration. How much is concerned that. I think that joe biden is simply trying to wind the clock back by four years when america is a very different place now will america is a different place in the world is a different place so there is a bit of that risk. But i think that hurts that biden's team and and his cabinet members will make very clear that they recognize that reality and they certainly are going to bring Some of the values in core beliefs that that they that they had when they worked during the obama administration. Including you know for someone like susan. Rice a belief in working closely with partners and allies in in a belief in multilateral. Ism but you know overlaid with the recognition that the world is certainly a different place in that china is stronger than it was four years ago. And we're dealing with you know. Global threats like terrorism and climate change and In the pandemic so certainly a different range of issues in a different approach to how to work on them But as. I said you know the same values that these people had when they work for obama For years ago one of the big words associated with joe button is unifying and there is a suggestion that he's going to have what's known as a unity cabinet bringing in prominent republicans. How's that going to work. Well it's unclear. I think it's a great idea. In principle to bring in a couple of republicans but some of the republicans whose names have been floated including john casick and mitt. Romney are very very unpopular with the left of the democratic party so he has to be careful in doing so not to upset his own party too much. I think a meg whitman's name has been thrown around as a possible candidate for secretary of commerce. She is someone Lifelong republican but she did endorse a biden and actually endorsed hillary clinton for years ago She is someone who i think would be acceptable to the left of the party. Someone like john. Casick are mitt romney's little bit harder to convince the the progressive that they add value without detracting from the cabinet.

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Startup Streamer Quibi Quits

Business Wars Daily

05:04 min | 11 months ago

Startup Streamer Quibi Quits

"A huge Hollywood experiment ended its life in a way that seems somehow fitting qube accompany designed to bring miniature Netflix's quality shows to your smartphone call. It quits earlier this month like it's programs which were no longer than ten minutes apiece. quickies vary life was itself short only about six months long the infant media company hit attracted almost two billion dollars from investors about one hundred, fifty, million dollars in advertising and some big name actors and directors. As a result quibbles dramatic closure has spawned no end of speculative criticism about what the startup did wrong and whether it's leaders Hollywood powerhouse, Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP. CEO Meg Whitman did anything right? In case you haven't heard of it. The original idea behind Qube was to make high quality programs that were short enough to watch from start to finish. While waiting to do something else say riding the subway were standing at checkout line. These wouldn't be user generated youtube like videos but what qube envisioned as the quote next generation of storytelling dramas comedies a non-fiction programs cut into quick bites the origin of the company's name you get the idea. QUBE had the bad luck to launch during the pandemic that meant the service designed explicitly for people out and about debuted when people were in definitely not out and about position as another streamer. But Not at first on your TV quickly did what most streamers and new apps do when it launched in early April it offered a ninety day free trial about a million and a half people signed up and presumably began watching quickies original shows thrillers like. Wireless about a drunk man caught in a New Year's Eve snowstorm free Ray Sean drama about a black man accused of killing a police officer and last looks a series about scandals in the fashion world. As I said earlier at launch, you can only watch on a smartphone despite the fact that most viewers were quarantined in their homes with perfectly usable TV's at their disposal. It took a few more months for quick to make the TV leap. The question back in May and June was how many of those initial free viewers would convert to paying customers quickies price was high five month with ads were eight dollars without them as the verge points out apple TV plus costs four, ninety, nine a month worse quickies higher prices more expensive than Disney plus. The answer on those conversions was clear. Qube didn't get anywhere near enough money or viewers, and with that dearth viewers, some advertisers threatened to canceled on October Twenty Second Katzenberg Whitman published an open letter on medium announcing queries collapse. The founders laid some of the blame on Covid nineteen but not all in addition to timing they said, another likely reason could be. That the idea itself wasn't strong enough to justify a standalone streaming service. Indeed. A great deal of the criticism says exactly that the format itself was flawed from the start ten minutes may have been far too long for some content and far too short for others. A sort of nether world that works for user generated youtube content, but not for expensive productions that aspire to be the next Netflix. As one example, the Guardian reporter. Jack Bernhardt commended free ratio on actors Steffan Jones Laurence Fishburne an emmy winner. Jasmine Safest Jones for spectacular performances in powerful production. But he added quote it feels almost offensive to everyone involved that I can only watch it on tiny phone screen. Furthermore, he said it should have been a two hour film not fifteen quick bites. The company is exploring selling the rights to some content screenwriters and producers with shows underdevelopment or left to try to sell them elsewhere a tough sell given that most media companies can't use five or ten minute episodes. is returning about three hundred, fifty million dollars to investors and giving severance to two hundred employees. The Wall Street Journal reports, Katzenberg and Whitman's letter puts quickies. Of the entire very busy streaming media ecosystem the executives would never have imagined launching during a pandemic they said, but they admitted other businesses have faced these unprecedented challenges and have found their way through it. Indeed, we've reported here on boom times for Netflix's and Disney plus among others all of benefited enormously from lockdowns. The mistake Qube made lies in a different sphere altogether says verge critic Julia Alexander Qube didn't fail because TIKTOK. existed she says, it failed because executives refuse to see Tiktok its biggest competition she wrote tick tock has exploded globally with an ever growing mountain of user generated short form video video that is virtually free to produce free to consume. But qube had its I trained on net flicks if Alexander is correct quimby was looking for threats or a role model in the wrong direction. In an already struggling Hollywood, it's hard to watch the layoffs of employees and the suffering of artists who shows are now killed. A great deal of talent converged around quipping remains to be seen. We're all that talent. Finding out.

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Quibi shuts down after six months

Morning Edition

03:34 min | 1 year ago

Quibi shuts down after six months

"Between the idea being less than perfect, which we We own and the environment we found ourselves in is where the fail has come. That's Jeffrey Katzenberg, founder of Quick Be in an interview with CNBC yesterday morning, and this is after the announcement that Quimby after a mere six months as a streaming service is shutting down and this is an idea that many people were skeptical about from the jump. Jeffrey Katzenberg and his co founder, Meg Whitman, raised a lot of money, $1.75 billion, and yet people didn't think it would work. And when Jeffrey Katzenberg says, as he does repeatedly, we don't know what went wrong. I think a lot of people in Hollywood Matt think they do know what went wrong. Yeah, this is a case where the critics ended up being right because most people from the beginning said What is new about this idea? You are attempting to create a market for premium short form. And that people would pay for on their phones when the market wasn't exactly screaming for this idea, Geoffrey thought that high end star driven vehicles would work on phones when most people are perfectly happy looking at TIC tac, or snap or YouTube or watching premium content on places like Netflix or HBO, Max on your phone. It wasn't exclusive. It wasn't original, and ultimately it failed. Well, I would say it was original idea, but unfortunately, it was an original idea that no one asked for five minutes. 10 minute increments says this programming was offered in. I don't know that many people who just wanna watch five and 10 minute things. I mean, especially as you say, in the world of Tic Tac and Sam and YouTube is available again, and it's not premium content. People don't seem to even at this point have an interest in that The hypothesis is that they would, but they clearly didn't And it was a very cluttered market. Anyway, they decided to go ahead during the pandemic. Now, you know, they are saying Is this a reason why it didn't work Was it of the wrong time, and people did complain that they leased in the early going? They couldn't watch this stuff on their TV. They also couldn't share it on social media, So there were a lot of issues there. But the fact is, I don't really think the pandemic has anything to do with it. I think it was an idea failed because people are not wanting to pay. You know, they're they're slowly coming to pay for other streamers. They wouldn't want to play for five and 10 minutes stuff and none of it. Most of all, I think, really sealing the doom. Nothing broke through. I can't think of anything that people chattered about. That was a must watch on quicky. No. In a lot of the time that, Katzenberg said people would be watching this stuff was going to be spent that doctor's offices are on the bus or commuting things that did grind to a halt during the pandemic. So was not an ideal time to launch. This certainly didn't help. But It didn't fix the ultimate problem here, which was that it was filling a market that did not exist. Now. It doesn't mean that down the road, someone won't figure out short form premium content. My opinion is, it will likely be an existing streaming service like snap or YouTube or one of the others that figures out how to get people to pay for this kind of short form content by launching from scratch, declaring that you are going to reinvent The entire content universe raising $1.75 billion from a bunch of traditional Hollywood oriented cos That's a challenge.

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Quibi shutting down 6 months after its billion-dollar debut

TV's Top 5

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Quibi shutting down 6 months after its billion-dollar debut

"It really was called Kwa by Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg Whitman short-form Mobile Streaming Service Qube Aka Quick Bites is officially shutting down. So by could buy in an open letter to investors, employees and partners that duo said, there are two billion dollar venture imploded six months after launching during a pandemic quote likely for one of two reasons because the idea itself wasn't strong. Enough to justify a standalone streaming service or because of timing end quote the duo said they're working on in the coming months finding buyers for the roster of programming which yeah, I mean I think that's going to be a little difficult when you film an entire season of TV in an hour qube previously tried to find a buyer. The platform was shopped to multiple services apple apple passed on it. Just. No takers

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Quibi is Proof that Capitalism Works

MarketFoolery

06:35 min | 1 year ago

Quibi is Proof that Capitalism Works

"Six months after its launch, an April Qutb. The short video streaming service is being shut down due to a complete lack of interest. Company was started all the way back in. August of twenty eighteen by Jeffrey, Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. The raised one point seven, five billion dollars, and then proceeded to like that money on fire. Where do you want to begin with this because? I had and we were chatting a little bit about this yesterday is that capitalism works? Like among other things, this is an example of capitalism working. The built this thing they spent a lot of money to do it. They put it out there and everyone collectively said No. I mean you're absolutely right. This is a great example of capitalism working And there are a lot of different ways to go with this in. I don't want to make light of the fact that people are losing their jobs from this though I will say that Even even for the most glass half full person. Jumping on board with this with this. Entity had the probably feel like chances were were chances of success. We're going to be lower than fifty percent I would have assumed but I mean, it seemed like it was a little bit bit obvious to all of us in the analyst community. But I, it was amazing to me like there was read in one of the articles that during a video call. With. With employee's Katzenberg actually suggested. Staffers listened to the song get back up again from from the trolls film to buoy their spirits. Like, he's still talking book. He's ready to lay people off is what it sounded like. It was very odd. I just feel like. It it it just didn't seem to me to be empathetic is probably could have been but. I mean, we talked about this a few shows ago right a few weeks back where it just I don I don't think anyone including Jeffrey really knew what Qube was supposed to be I mean is social as it streaming is social streaming i. mean there were already all sorts of competitors out there in that space to some extent in. So you know you sometimes when in-investing, like we say sometimes investing, you just got to be able to call call the mistake admitted move on as opposed to just keep on burning money in. It sounds like in this case I mean they burn through their capital and that was basically that and I think the writing is on the wall. It sounded like a lot of Hollywood was doubtful to begin with interestingly enough. They didn't have any problem selling content there like eight. Sure. We'll sell it but we don't think you're GONNA succeed. So. It's listen when you jump into a crowded space like this in in video streaming a crowded space obviously, you need to differentiate yourself right you need to innovate do something different and and it just didn't seem like they did that like at all in. Speaking of Seinfeld that reminded me of that reservations episode of it all comes back to Seinfeld Chris like you know how you say you know how to like get in their differentiator or innovate, but but you don't actually know how to do it. Right saying it doesn't mean that you're doing it and it didn't feel like they. Really. had come to that realization until way too late. So. One of the thoughts I've had about all this is. I feel like we need to come up with a new word to replace the Word Unicorn as it is used in the world of investing and for those unfamiliar. A Unicorn is a private company that. Reaches a private market valuation of a Billion Dollars and. I was thinking about something Emily flippant set on this show a few weeks back where. She was she made the comment like the world is only getting bigger. We're only going to have more. Companies with trillion. Dollar. MARKET CAPS in the future not fewer and so as things continue but I think I. Think we need to come up with a different because you know that was part of it. It's like Oh look at this company they've raised nearly two billion dollars. You know what would this be worth in the open market? Well, it turns out zero. So, look at I look at some of these capital raises with some of these businesses. It's astounding the money that some of these businesses raise and it's just. It's Just astounding I mean like it's it's breathtaking like you said, I mean look at. Robin. Hood for example with all of the trouble and issues that they continue to have like I don't know why anybody who's getting started investing today why would you use Robin because every other platform could basically match what they're doing for the most part and it's going to be a more robust and frankly trustworthy platform and yet this business continues to raise billions and billions of dollars it's garnered some like Ten. Billion Plus Market Valuation now, which to me seems really serve but it. It just goes to show. There are some very deep pockets when it comes to when it comes to. These, these these interests in know investors who aren't necessarily participating the public markets and. I think the thing is in most cases it's really all about it's all about hitting a couple of really you know it's about hitting a couple of home runs as opposed to try to get like sixty percent of your picks. Right I think most people know they're not going to be getting sixty percent of those picks right? It's really just about finding a couple of grand slams. The can make a big impact. Yeah. I mean a Unicorn is an incredibly rare creature and private market valuations of a billion dollars are becoming increasingly less rare. I'll tell you what is really a Unicorn is something like qube something that from day one we all sort of looked at and we're like I don't think that's going to work and then every step along the way like, yeah it's still working the launch isn't going well, they're burning like Oh my God they're they're exploring strategic alternatives up their dead. Every I can't think of another time when. There was a bit like. maybe, pets.com early like back in the day but. It feels like. They're always going to be those examples and I mean it's it's it's that's just so fun. That's why this job is so fun because we get to see this stuff every day I mean the market at the end of the day we said it is it's just like a really big to just disagreement right and I, mean both parties think they're right for whatever reasons and You have to figure out a way to reconcile that and choose the side. I think we chose ours on

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What happened to Quibi?

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

03:01 min | 1 year ago

What happened to Quibi?

"So how do you raise almost two billion dollars a billion and three quarters and blow through it in something less than a year I personally have no idea but Jeffrey Katzenberg sure does the Wall Street Journal reports this afternoon the Katzenberg, one of the founders of the much touted and once promising entertainment platform Qube for quick. Bites, real short bits of content mobile, first Katzenberg shutting it down. So for the second day in a row, molly would is here with our lead story. Hey, Ma. Hey hello again hello. Yes. So. What happened with BE? Yeah Qube. You have to give Jeffrey Katzenberg. Meg Whitman Credit Qube was consistent all along. This is a company that said we are about mobile content. You are going to watch everything on your phone. We're about it being short and we're about this specific technology that makes it cooler to watch on your phone. That's it. No compromises and unfortunately. They. Had the double whammy of miscalculating I think how much people wanted to do that and more importantly how much they wanted to pay to do that. And arriving in the middle of a pandemic where all of a sudden people were at home with their big huge screens instead of in the grocery store on their phones right We're you surprised I mean you and I've talked about this on, make me smart but we use the prize because they had Katzenberg. They had whitman. They had. Janice. Min, at one point I mean this was a it was a stack cast here as it were. It really was, and yet it is one of those weird wisdom of the crowds thing where almost everybody was skeptical of qube almost everybody felt like feels like a little too much money and a bet that is not entirely proven what I'm surprised about is that after six months qube is going to disappear I mean you don't hear about that very often they must have really not made a lot of friends in Hollywood to actually just. Go away any. Lessons learned. Was it just an idea before its time and it's coming eventually and let's hang out and wait for it or what? You know I think the lesson is twofold one. You cannot prescribe what people want to do in the way they want to consume like sometimes you really do have to follow a market and also content is king yet can't watch streaming service without a library of content, a deep bench, and you can't be mediocre. I mean, the the content you know the T. V. making landscape right now is operating at as high a level as it ever has right and a lot of the content reviews for what was on Qube, were. You know right some things were good. Some things were terrible. Things were just okay and that is not enough in a billion and three quarters dollars later it is reportedly a done deal molly would she's the host of marketplace tech also with me podcast, we do call make me smart molly. Thanks a lot. See you later maybe more of who knows.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission

AM 570 The Mission

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission

"And women. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman and former New York congresswoman Susan Molinari explain why they would be crossing party lines in 2020. The Trump campaign ripped the former Republicans as useful idiots for the radical left. Polls show Mr Trump has nearly universal support within the Republican Party reporting from Milwaukee. I'm Bernie Bennett. President Trump hitting the road today. He'll be in storm damaged Iowa and we'll also visit Yuma, Arizona to get an update on border wall construction. Also, it s our news dot com The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. The conclusions mayor the Mueller reports findings of a Russian effort to disrupt the 2016 election through disinformation in cyber campaigns, but not evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign. Acting Intelligence Committee chairman Senator Marco Rubio. Says China and Iran have now joined Russia in the effort to in his words, disrupt our democracy, exacerbate societal divisions and sow doubts about the legitimacy and integrity of our institutions, our electoral process at our republic. Buying your reporting, Ohio State quarterback Justin feels has started a petition requesting the big 10 immediately reinstate the 2020 football season. That petition has nearly 250,000 signatures. Already at least one athletic director at Penn State's of the conference president are unlikely. Change their minds about the season. Wall Street. The Dow was down 16 points, the NASDAQ ahead 86. This.

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Michelle Obama: "Vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it"

Steve Cochran

01:54 min | 1 year ago

Michelle Obama: "Vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it"

"Democrats have opened their national convention, virtually five of the United States of America. Joe Biden's Biden's grandkids grandkids kicked kicked off off proceedings proceedings with with the the Pledge Pledge of of Allegiance Allegiance a a choir choir of of people people from from each each state, state, then then saying saying the the national national anthem anthem Headline Headline Speaker Speaker Michelle Michelle Obama Obama stressed stressed the the importance importance of of voting for Joe Biden. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden, like our lives depend on it. I know Joe. He is a profoundly decent man. Guided by faith. Obama accused President Trump of downplaying the Corona virus crisis for too long, she argues Trump's response to the outbreak has been marked by chaos division and in her words. Total and other utter lack of empathy. A group of Republicans spoke out against President Trump at the Democratic Convention, the number of Republicans included to John Kasich. The former Ohio governor, who said the U. S is on a path of division and dysfunction. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman said former vice President Biden could get the US back on track, not Donald Trump. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman also spoke Republican and a longtime CEO. And let me tell you, Donald Trump has no clue how to run a business, let alone an economy. So members of the Illinois congressional delegation have their own virtual meeting to talk about issues facing the country, a little U. S Senator Dick Durbin says when it comes to the middle class. It's time to get back to the base and whether we're talking about a living wage. Whether we're talking about card check membership efforts for protection in the workplace, time and again, we've got to come back to basic principles. Mayor Lightfoot was part of a round table discussion yesterday on social justice with Biden. She says economic empowerment gives people a feeling that they have a stake in their own future. And that will create a lasting change.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Yeah relax don king quickly Kenny it is eight thirty three quid B. is the newest streaming service I know what you're thinking we thought it to three other one we need another one lex yes we do we need this one this is a special quick bites from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman two billion dollars they spent on quality content all the shows are under ten minutes most are actually six to eight minutes on each episode each episode of the show's which is magnificent and it makes you want to watch them because you know it's not a big investment yeah from all different genres all different types of personalities demographics types of shows it's great now so we because these are so quick we thought would be fun to do a quick the challenge where one of us disappears during a segment where we can actually wonder if we ever been able to do this watch an entire episode of a show and do an instant review a rice a Roni review we haven't been able to never we could never leave and watch the back of don's like you know what I'm gonna watch the bachelor well yeah yeah longer than our radio show exactly so at the beginning of the hour Alexis disappeared to watch a show now I Lafayette in preparation for this I watched a show yesterday I watched punked the new version of punk with chance the rapper and as you heard me say you can see the way that was a good blacks get it while you were watching show yeah you're gonna love it it's so good I love chance anyway I love him as a new host and the pranks they've raised the bar there's no fluff I don't care how the prank was dying I don't need a bio of the cranky just give me a prank just give me the prank these are safe to watch too because their teeth I'm guessing it it's just like punk where yes punks celebrities that he knows they yes their friends and yeah everyone's in on it anyway that that is what I watched now lacks what do you have to watch for your quick details okay I watched fierce queens growing up cheetah so in seven minutes guys I traveled to Zimbabwe and I watch too cheetah sisters kill an impala well good morning okay good morning America yeah good morning the donut is by Reese Witherspoon so she yep begins and ends.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"The newest streaming service I know what you're thinking we thought it to three other one we need another one lex yes we do we need this one this is a special quick bites from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman two billion dollars they spent on quality content all the shows are under ten minutes most are actually sixty eight minutes on each episode each episode of the show's which is magnificent and it makes you want to watch them because you know it's not a big investment yeah from all different genres all different types of personalities demographics types of shows it's great now so we because these are so quick we thought would be fun to do a quick the challenge where one of us disappears during a segment where we can actually won't win if we ever been able to do this watch an entire episode of a show and doing instant review a rice a Roni review we haven't been able to never we could never leave and watch the bad dons like you know what I'm gonna watch the bachelor will you leave your house yeah longer than our radio show exactly so at the beginning of the hour Alexa's disappeared to watch a show now I Lafayette in preparation for this I watched a show yesterday I watched punked the new version of punk with chance the rapper and as you heard me say you can see the way that was that good blacks yeah while you were watching show yeah you're gonna love it it's so good I love chance anyway I love him as a new host and the pranks they've raised the bar there's no fluff I don't care how the prank was dying I don't need a bio of the cranky just give me a break just give me the prank these are safe to watch too because their teeth I'm guessing he'd it's just like punk where yes punks celebrities that he knows they yes my friends India everyone's in on it anyway that that is what I watched now lacks what do you have to watch for your quick details okay I watched fierce queens growing up cheetah so in seven minutes guys I traveled to Zimbabwe and I watch too cheetah sisters kill an impala well good morning okay good morning America yeah good morning the donut is by Reese Witherspoon so she yet begins and ends.

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Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi: Leadership in crisis is about getting down into the trenches.

Skimm'd from The Couch

09:42 min | 1 year ago

Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi: Leadership in crisis is about getting down into the trenches.

"Question I wanNA start off with is weakened asked all of the time by people in our audience who are thinking about taking their next step in their career and they always ask us about how should they think about joining startup and ward. Should they consider when making that decision you joined Ebay what was relatively small at the time? Watergate things that you've thought of back then given what it later on became. Yeah well I was at Hasbro running the Preschool Division. Which was Barney Arthur teletubbies? My personal favorite Mr Potato Head and I got a call to go. There's no name. Startup called Ebay. We were barely on the Internet in Nineteen Ninety Eight. We're doing email so it was really you know completely new horizon. It's hard to imagine where we sit today and I have no to the haven't her? I said definitely not doing this. What do you call back later? That makes should really think about it. You're hooked for Ebay so I went out and met with hero media who was the founder twenty six years old time and at the end of the day. I went out there mostly because I didn't WanNa make the head hunter math and I got to San Francisco airport that night and I called my husband and I said we should do and some of the things that I would look for in. Consumer companies are is there a features and functionality benefits? If it'll allow you to do something you couldn't do before so like in my proctor and gamble days later why's cleaner fresher breath And do doesn't is there an emotional connection and if you have both of those a consumer product Bingo? Pm? Many are told me that people have met their best friends on Ebay and they were deeply connected to this website. And so I saw something that is very unique you know and then I always look for. Who's the founder or the CEO who is on board of directors? How well is the company funded? What is the consumer need that this new idea is delivering and it can be a B. Two B. Customer or the customer? But I always go to seamer going to think about this. You know in the end you jump into the abyss honestly and you have to ask yourself. What's the worst thing that lettuce like one of the craziest things that happened or something when you look back at those early days and Ebay they were like oh I did not think we are going to get through this well? I'll tell you one funny story in the recruiting process. And then I'll tell you the thing I worked wasn't sure we'd get through so when I went out to interview with Pierre and was super glad because I got to this office building and there was a receptionist and for some reason the fact that they had a receptionist to seem like it legitimized the country. Nothing I was very relieved my first day at work. I go in and where the the receptionist she used to sit. There was never sections. There was no desk. Don't make sure no receptionists. Go about my day and I sit down. I'M GONNA cube next year about. Halfway through the day I said appear what happened to the receptionist. They looked at me and he said Oh. We hired her for the day because we were pretty sure that we had a receptionist. He wouldn't think we were like big enough for legitimate enough to come work for and say well how right you were so the biggest thing that happened at Ebay that I wasn't sure we would recover from is on June tenth nineteen ninety nine. We had a twenty two hour outage for twenty two hours. You could not get to the website. Think about this. We had all these fires all these sellers. Nothing could happen. The CNN truck was parked outside of Ebay. Wanting hourly updates on the status report was it was the most frightening thing I've ever seen because we really did not know what had happened as it turned out. We have corrupted the entire back end database and took us twenty two hours to read about two hours before we brought the site backup. I looked at here and I said well. We can't bring this back up and he said don't worry right about now. Db database administrator will come running in here and they'll tell us what they found and that they're about to bring back up and I looked up here. Yeah okay. That's wishful thinking literally as if on cue about ten minutes later a DB Guinness Okay. Site is coming up. I mean obviously. That's hugely stressful. And an example. That's clearly marked in your memory. What are you like in a stressful situation? How do you react when stressed? Yeah I dive in really deep because I think leadership in crisis is about getting down into the trenches by actually slept at Ebay for over a month. Wait what yeah my system to get cops. You slept at Ebay for a month. Yes because I was sort of just have to be there like port of leadership. I was not a very deep technology executive at the time. I'm much deeper from a technology perspective today and so the only thing I could do was to be by being there lead by taking the temperature of the engineers leave by making sure all of our partners. Cisco OR VERA sign or Sun Microsystems. Were all on board to help us and so I figured that I really just couldn't leave. Because the thing was so unstable. We had a girl confrontations conference room and we use the bathrooms so when I'm fascinated by is obviously this was over twenty years ago. Workplaces look very different today. Era Trying to look different today. There's a huge movement around wellness and avoiding burnout in protecting employees from. Burn out when you look back at those days and the decision to sleep there. Would you make the same decision today? Absolutely one hundred percent because you know when there's and this was truly a crisis this was not just like sort of something that happened. This was really a crisis I mean the future of the company was at stake air and you know people have different leadership styles from my leadership style. It was absolutely the only thing to do. He considers no substitute for being there to say the truth is on the whole face. It's not at headquarters and the call was are not our network operation center and so to be there with the engineers talking to the vendors and partners just made all the difference. You know. We're interviewing you right now in a crazy time in our world where nobody is in the office now and leaders in you know us. Included are trying to figure out how to be strong. Ceo's how to be strong managers and how to show leadership them curious like you. Are you know in new leadership role at a new company However you being there. How are you showing that you're digging in? You can't physically be there. I feel like I live on zoom and we do too and I'm trying to drop into meeting. So my management style in the workplace is by walking around. I mean especially with a company of two hundred and fifty people like you know everybody above ground. See People go up to their desk. See what's happening so now. I'm dropping into meetings that I'm not actually necessarily invited to per se. Sometimes I just listened this Friday. We're doing it a company meeting on slack Which we have planned. I had breakfast with Nag which I did once a week. Which literally was breakfast with Mac? So we're still doing breakfast with meg only as coffee with MEG. And Its bring your own so we're just kind of keeping up some of those things I just got off the slack chat with women in the workplace at pretty and You know just spend half an hour answering questions from our women employees which by the way about fifty one percent of our companies. When you mentioned earlier that you become a much more technically proficient leader curly and I do not have a tech background. We certainly understand what it's like to check in with engineers and show up and show support without necessarily knowing the INS and outs of what they're talking about. How did you start to dive in to that skill set? I think for a lot of people. It can be intimidating but doing it. I mean honestly. There was no substitute for being there when the website went down. I mean just by sitting there listening to what they're talking about asking questions understanding what's happening understanding you know. Actually what a back. End Database actually does and what is corrupted what happens so it was really being there and asking questions. I think those of us who do not have a technology background you just have to ask questions and interestingly when I first started asking questions I thought they're just going to think I'm not smart. Or what the heck am I doing here if I if I add value from a tech perspective and in a funny way but I've found. Is that engineer? Plug to tell you about what they're doing and so. I just learnt by asking questions by doing it was completely on the job training for those ten years and then a different kind of tech at. Hp is that is that was big. Iron servers storage networking. Pretend trying new. Nothing about And so I just out below questions you obviously. Dramatically changed the trajectory ebay. Under your tenure. It became an enormous team generated. Billions of dollars in revenue. When you think back to what that did for you and we're going to dig into the next parts of your career. What do you think your core skill set is? What are you best at? People have sort of a core competency I think at my core I am a strategist and a market and probably on a strategist because my really my first job after Fangio was banned so I was trained in cost customers. Competitor Sustainable Competitive Advantage financial architecture. And so I think my core competency is probably strategy and I have a belief that if you had to rate strategy and less than perfect execution he'll be okay. If you have the wrong strategy and perfect execution you will not be okay and so I think that's probably my first company. See my second is from my training at PNG. Probably is marketing. Just been a marketer. You know almost sort of as a domain expert my whole life

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Will new TV streamers HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi meet their launch dates?

KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown

04:12 min | 1 year ago

Will new TV streamers HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi meet their launch dates?

"Breakdown. I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown. Joining me remotely is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter. Hello Matt Are There. So this is really. It's the Hollywood breakdown breakdown edition For for now a Lotta people are at home. Obviously as they should be as they should be. They are looking to stream things. We've talked a bit in the past about how it is that the studios don't WanNA put their really big budget movies on on demand because the finances the equations don't make sense. The streamers several are poised to come online and people have been asking. Why don't they go faster? Why DOESN'T HBO? Max Go faster? They're supposed to launch in. May they are asking you know the peacock which is the NBC universal offering. Why doesn't it go faster now? The and they were supposed to do a soft launch and then really go. I'd in July. The truth is they would love to go faster but in this environment things are going so crazy. I don't even know if this would have happened with or without corona virus. But they don't know if they even have the technology to support the onslaught to get everything ready so that is a big problem. That is if you want to know where it is. That's the answer. The question really is. Will they make the dates that they had set for themselves in the first place and everything I have heard is that they are you know scrambling everyone's working from home and the priority is to keep these launch dates? Hbo Max is the priority of at and T. and Warner media. They Really WanNa make that day. They've had to delay production on the friends reunion special which is going to be the big lure they have the friends library on. Hbo Max that is still on track. I'm told to be finished by the time that their launch date comes and with with peacock they now have no Olympics to promote the big plan for NBC Universal was to showcase peacock via the Olympics. And have some of the minor competitions on peacock but also a lot of the commentary and promoted heavily during the Olympics. That's gone they're really going to be relying now on the library content. They have the office and they have a bunch of originals and they have things that they can promote but without the Olympics. That's another challenge for them. A lot of Dick Wolf stuff and I'll note Jeff. Shell that chairman of NBC UNIVERSAL. Now the incoming chairman. Steve Burke retires has been diagnosed publicly with corona virus has said publicly that he is recovering so it just a part of the life. We're living right now. Is that kind of news. Meanwhile qube something. That Hollywood loves to talk about this. Is Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg? Whitman's big attempt to sell little short programming short videos. This is something. There was a lot of skepticism about in Hollywood. Even before this this epidemic. This pandemic will people. It's aimed at young people. Will they pay money to for this thing? Which I think. We're finding a lot of people despite their attempt to advertise it a lot and promoted still bunches of people out. There haven't heard of it and I don't know whether people will pay for Qube. Qube has certainly been paying for content. That's the interesting thing here. This is a two billion dollar venture. Most of that money is being spent on high end studio quality short form content which in Katzenberg's view has never been tried before. Yes there've been other things that have tried to get people to pay for short form content. Go Ninety was a big venture from Verizon Youtube at various premium. Tiers of trying to get people to pay hasn't really worked but Katzenberg says this is a different value proposition. Because this has stars this as people recognize creators that come from overall deals with the big studios all of that is included in Qube and it is tailor made for mobile which is where the audience is going especially young people so will people pay five dollars. Eight dollars without adds to watch this kind of content. We'll see April. Six is the launch date and they are zooming towards that they're not delaying based on the world state. And I think not even Katzenberg knows how this is going to play out. One of the many many unknowns. Thank you matt thank you.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on KCRW

"At a time and it shows and movies are made specifically to be watched on your phone I caught up with quick the CEO Meg Whitman at C. S. in Las Vegas last week she has teamed up with former Walt Disney Studios exact Jeffrey Katzenberg to launch the new service which has already signed huge names like Chrissy Teigen and Steven Spielberg Meg thanks for talking with me yet delighted to be here I'm what made you'd sort of land on this idea of ten minutes you know for a long time in video it was two minutes yeah and then you two went to ten minutes for mid roll purposes that is it for mineral purposes like how did you sort of land on this yeah part of this is judgment but the data that we use is it turns out that the average session link for the population worldwide except for China is actually six minutes a session so think about it to be spent five hours a day on your phone you're picking up that phone a lot of different times and the average session like the six minutes it's a little bit longer in China so said six minutes so you know maybe our quickies wi caller content could be should be between five and maximum of ten and so as we launch you'll see there are some shows that are ten minute episodes but summer five or six minute episodes and then let's talk about the competitive landscape because not only are there a lot of streaming services but we're really in a point where they're from big names yes and everybody's heard of them yes and how do you what is like the marketing budget I mean let alone the content creation budget was the marketing but it's not a look like to say yeah you've never heard of us yeah that's true that's true no one's heard of Kobe so there's two big cost structures in the company one is content and one is marketing because you're right we have to tell people what could be as we have to tell them that it's mobile only and its premium content in a way they've never seen entertainment on their phone before so I think from a competition point of view yes from a wallet perspective we're competing for your entertainment dollars but from a time perspective I actually don't think were competing against to Disney plus and Warner media and Netflix in those others because they are designed for your television so we think that hopefully will create a new category and a new opportunity to watch fantastic content on your mobile and then what about the content racism I mean that can be a you know I've been content a long time yes it can be a little bit of money pit yes and you know and there's no built in library necessarily right archive that you're working from how do you win that battle yeah well you're right there is no we will be the first streaming services that launches without a library because think about it you can't take sixty minute television show just chop it up into you know six ten minute segments this all has to be shot for turn style which is new and it has to be written in a chapter ized version so it's all new which we think is actually exciting and fun but we have to make a lot of content because you can't come to quickly and see you know two or three things you have to feel that there's a world of richness and a lot of genres and you know we have quite a unique content strategy so we will launch with in the first year a hundred and seventy five original shadows every day we will produce commission from mark partners three hours of new fresh content every single day which is thirty five percent more than a network does in prime time so there's a lot of fresh daily new content on the on the app which I think will people people will keep coming back for that at least that's what we help I mean I am listening to this is a person who does the daily show and I'm thinking either your genius says or you're crazy well here's the thing remember we don't make any content or sell right you make your own contel sure but you got to pay for that is way harder than your idea with to pay for it but we are leveraging the expertise of our creators and studios were leveraging for our daily essentials where we curate news and sports and weather and lifestyle we're we're leveraging the infrastructure of our excellent partners right and and so that makes it a bit easier but but we have a budget and we've we've planned for that and and you know we think that will you know be the right budget for the first year well tell me about this partnership that means you know you you're not opening studios correct or not yeah sound that day no studios no none of that right so then tell me a little bit about those partnerships so think about it you know the eight major studios in Hollywood are all investors and quickly and they are all making shows for us and so our financial arrangement is we pay a hundred percent of the cost of production plus twenty percent for profit margin we license it to be for seven years in its short form at the end of seven years the studio and or the creator owns their own IT so we are returning to a model do you remember back in the day that you know the the television networks were not allowed to own their own content and that was sort of the heyday of many fortunes being made and and it was great for creators it was great for the studio so we've returned to that notion and so the creative profit pool in many ways were moving to the creative sound the studios and we will be very happy to to live on the on the platform profit pool right okay so maybe genesis we'll see okay Meg Whitman is the CEO of could be thanks so much for talking with me thank you.

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Quibi spending more than a billion wading into streaming wars. Luring subscribers will be key.

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

09:41 min | 1 year ago

Quibi spending more than a billion wading into streaming wars. Luring subscribers will be key.

"QUBE was founded by former Disney Disney executive producer. Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg. Whitman is CEO. They gave a big presentation about the service last week at sea. Yes in yes Las Vegas. They've raised more than a billion dollars and signed up a lot of big name. Talent to create all new shows and movies but no video will be longer than ten minutes. At a time. I spoke to what minutes and she told me queries. Secret sauce is all new technology. I asked her to tell me how it works. Well the first thing is you know. People people are watching a video on on their mobile phone today but it's an uneven experience. Sometimes if you're holding the phone portrait it's a little postage stamp size than u-turn horizontally. It's got big black line. Some content is only available. Portrait sums only available in landscaping said for our use case on the go. Viewing we have to be able to have seamless portrait to landscape rotation with full screen video. And we figured out that it had to really be what we call script to screen innovation because the creators have to film a little bit differently. They have have to look at a shot and they have to say how will that shot looking portrait. How look landscape and then we make two edits of the movie? You Could Watch the movie and portrait or the whole movie and landscape but the gyroscope interscope in your phone knows which way you're holding the phone so we can show you the right editor of the movie and so we thought all right. We'll have the edit of the portrait the editor the landscape and we were going to run both in the background on your phone except for them. We figured out it would eat way too much bandwith and way too much battery life Susan. Okay got any other ideas us on how we can do this. And ultimately it came down to a kind of compression technology that when you are watching in portrait your landscape version is compressed and this is never been done before we have patents on it and that's why the experience is so seemless an so engrossing and then we shot obviously to the aspect ratio of the phone. Is there price pressure. Now I feel like Disney is putting a lot of pressure on a lot of services and you're launching at five dollars a month with ads eight dollars a month without. Yeah I'M GONNA have to come down. I don't know you know it's four ninety nine a month with ads seven ninety nine a month without ads we think that You know member we're going after millennial audience you know eighteen to forty four. We think that most will pick the ad-supported version because it's very light add load. It's only a two and a half minutes per hour of watching which is much less than prime time. TV which is seventeen and a half minutes of advertising for every hour that you watch and so for ninety nine we think is a good value for this premium content on their mobile phone and for those people who really don't want advertising. We felt like we should offer an ad free version Russian at seven ninety nine. Yeah so then. D expect that most of the revenue will be generated by the subscription We think that that will be obviously the base case. And we'll see how this works out. I think the majority will be subscription revenue But we'll see what made you sort of land on this idea of ten minutes for a long time in video radio. It was two minutes and then Youtube went to ten minutes for mid roll purposes. Is it for mid roll purposes. Like how did you sort of land on the part of this judgment but at the data that we used is it turns out that the average session length for the population worldwide except for China is actually six minutes so think about it to be spent five hours hours a day on your phone. You're picking up that phone a lot of different times and the average session six minutes. It's a little bit longer in China. So he said six minutes. So you know maybe our goodies. Abe's we call our content. Qubit should be between five and a maximum of ten. Can I watch on TV. You at launch. He will be able to chrome cast like you'll built casts is to your TV but we at launch will not have a unique apple TV or chrome. Google TV APP PER SE. Because really we think this is mobile. Only and when you think back to this portrait to landscape seamless full screen video. Think about it part of the joy of this. Is You get on the bus holding your phone portrait. Then you watch you know On the bus and horizontal then get off and you go back to portrait most people's. TV's are not going to go back and forth and So we think this is sort of an interesting thing new way to view and is uniquely suited to the mobile phone and then what about the content race. I mean that can be you know. I've been in content longtime. Yes it can be a little bit of money pit. Yes and you know and there's no built in library necessarily archive that you're working from. How do you win that battle? Yeah well you're right. There is no we will be the first streaming services that launches without a library. Because think about it. You can't take sixty minute television show and just chop it up into You know six ten minutes segments is all has to be shot for turnstile which is new and has to be written if it's a movie and chapters that has to be written in a chapter optimized version so it's all new which we think is actually exciting and fun but we have to make a lot of content. Because you can't come to see two or three things you have to field there's a world of richness and a lot of genres and you know we have quite a unique content strategy and so we have Maybe invested did significantly in content. And this is all about finding the great stories Attaching the great actors and actresses to it and getting them excited sighted about doing something entirely new so we will launch with In the first year. One hundred and seventy-five original shows every day we will will produce commission from our partners Three hours of new fresh content every single day which is thirty five five percent more than a network does in prime time so there's a lot of fresh daily new content on the on the APP which I think will keep people. We'll keep coming back for that. At least that's what we hope I mean I am listening to this as a person who does the daily show. And I'm thinking either your geniuses or you're crazy well here's the thing remember. We don't make any content ourselves. You make your own content for that I do. We have to pay for it. But we are leveraging leveraging the expertise of our craters studios were leveraging for our daily essentials where we curate news and sports and weather and lifestyle. We're we're leveraging the infrastructure of our excellent partners right and And so that makes a bit easier but but we have a budget. And we've we've planned for that and and you know we think that will Be The budget for the first year. Talk to me a little bit about the content. So do you anticipate that people will make short versions of things that they may be. Five years later turned into. Oh a longer project longer project. Let me give you an analogy in another medium that you will totally get Do you remember the Davinci Code. Yep The DAVINCI code is four hundred sixty four pages just one hundred and five chapters. Every chapter in the Davinci code is five pages because eighteen years ago. Dan Brown said people are not reading for forty five minutes now. They're probably not even reading for thirty and he said if you've got five minutes I want you to read one chapter got ten minutes. I want you to read two chapters but the thing I do not want you to do is stop in the middle of a chapter but nothing was lesser about the Davinci code other the length of its chapter so we like to say our movies. Nothing's lesser about the movies other than the chapter is the way we deliver them and then we have You know as I described our daily the essentials which we hope will create the daily consumption habit. We're going to curate. You know. Twenty five daily shows every single day From talk shows to horoscope go to news to whether to sports excetera and then The other kind of content we have is this unscripted episodic and documentary three shows and a perfect example. There is Chrissy. Teigen is doing a show her favourite show as it turns out of judge. Judy so she came to us and said I want to do Christie's Court and the tagline is no claim is too small and dumb and each claim will be ten minutes or eight minutes and And she's super excited about it and you by the way you can. You can't in our movies you've got to watch them. The episodes in particular order. But Christie's court you could watch in any order because they're not related to each other episodic so you really have like snack bowl and binge. Yes kind of covered exactly. Yeah okay why are you here. Yeah I mean considering your background ground what drew you to this. Yeah well I've been friends with Jeffrey. For thirty years. We worked at the Walt Disney Company together back in the day and then When I was at Ebay I sat sat on his DreamWorks Animation Board? So Jeffrey and I've been friends for a long time. And when he heard I was stepping down from HP after six and a half years. I told the board I would say five years. He called me and he said would you ever consider coming down and being the CEO of Qube. I said well I don't know I've gotta you know so. He came up and had dinner and at the end of dinner. Three hour dinner. I said this is a really good idea. It's a really good idea because what I look for in new consumer tech businesses. Is I look for other trends right. Trends are absolutely right is the market large. The market's gigantic back. And is there you know. Are you changing consumer behavior or are you just taking people to a premium level and is there a sustainable ainable what I call a sustainable competitive advantage. Meaning if we're successful and everyone else comes in how. How do we continue to win? And how how is that is that through the intellectual property. Well there's actually Largely through our relationships with our studios It is first mover advantage for sure and we have to learn how to how to create create this platform. And we've had to teach craters how to do it so we think we have A lot of barriers to entry because we will be out first by a pretty wide margin

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Quibi spending more than a billion wading into streaming wars. Luring subscribers will be key.

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

09:41 min | 1 year ago

Quibi spending more than a billion wading into streaming wars. Luring subscribers will be key.

"QUBE was founded by former Disney Disney executive producer. Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg. Whitman is CEO. They gave a big presentation about the service last week at sea. Yes in yes Las Vegas. They've raised more than a billion dollars and signed up a lot of big name. Talent to create all new shows and movies but no video will be longer than ten minutes. At a time. I spoke to what minutes and she told me queries. Secret sauce is all new technology. I asked her to tell me how it works. Well the first thing is you know. People people are watching a video on on their mobile phone today but it's an uneven experience. Sometimes if you're holding the phone portrait it's a little postage stamp size than u-turn horizontally. It's got big black line. Some content is only available. Portrait sums only available in landscaping said for our use case on the go. Viewing we have to be able to have seamless portrait to landscape rotation with full screen video. And we figured out that it had to really be what we call script to screen innovation because the creators have to film a little bit differently. They have have to look at a shot and they have to say how will that shot looking portrait. How look landscape and then we make two edits of the movie? You Could Watch the movie and portrait or the whole movie and landscape but the gyroscope interscope in your phone knows which way you're holding the phone so we can show you the right editor of the movie and so we thought all right. We'll have the edit of the portrait the editor the landscape and we were going to run both in the background on your phone except for them. We figured out it would eat way too much bandwith and way too much battery life Susan. Okay got any other ideas us on how we can do this. And ultimately it came down to a kind of compression technology that when you are watching in portrait your landscape version is compressed and this is never been done before we have patents on it and that's why the experience is so seemless an so engrossing and then we shot obviously to the aspect ratio of the phone. Is there price pressure. Now I feel like Disney is putting a lot of pressure on a lot of services and you're launching at five dollars a month with ads eight dollars a month without. Yeah I'M GONNA have to come down. I don't know you know it's four ninety nine a month with ads seven ninety nine a month without ads we think that You know member we're going after millennial audience you know eighteen to forty four. We think that most will pick the ad-supported version because it's very light add load. It's only a two and a half minutes per hour of watching which is much less than prime time. TV which is seventeen and a half minutes of advertising for every hour that you watch and so for ninety nine we think is a good value for this premium content on their mobile phone and for those people who really don't want advertising. We felt like we should offer an ad free version Russian at seven ninety nine. Yeah so then. D expect that most of the revenue will be generated by the subscription We think that that will be obviously the base case. And we'll see how this works out. I think the majority will be subscription revenue But we'll see what made you sort of land on this idea of ten minutes for a long time in video radio. It was two minutes and then Youtube went to ten minutes for mid roll purposes. Is it for mid roll purposes. Like how did you sort of land on the part of this judgment but at the data that we used is it turns out that the average session length for the population worldwide except for China is actually six minutes so think about it to be spent five hours hours a day on your phone. You're picking up that phone a lot of different times and the average session six minutes. It's a little bit longer in China. So he said six minutes. So you know maybe our goodies. Abe's we call our content. Qubit should be between five and a maximum of ten. Can I watch on TV. You at launch. He will be able to chrome cast like you'll built casts is to your TV but we at launch will not have a unique apple TV or chrome. Google TV APP PER SE. Because really we think this is mobile. Only and when you think back to this portrait to landscape seamless full screen video. Think about it part of the joy of this. Is You get on the bus holding your phone portrait. Then you watch you know On the bus and horizontal then get off and you go back to portrait most people's. TV's are not going to go back and forth and So we think this is sort of an interesting thing new way to view and is uniquely suited to the mobile phone and then what about the content race. I mean that can be you know. I've been in content longtime. Yes it can be a little bit of money pit. Yes and you know and there's no built in library necessarily archive that you're working from. How do you win that battle? Yeah well you're right. There is no we will be the first streaming services that launches without a library. Because think about it. You can't take sixty minute television show and just chop it up into You know six ten minutes segments is all has to be shot for turnstile which is new and has to be written if it's a movie and chapters that has to be written in a chapter optimized version so it's all new which we think is actually exciting and fun but we have to make a lot of content. Because you can't come to see two or three things you have to field there's a world of richness and a lot of genres and you know we have quite a unique content strategy and so we have Maybe invested did significantly in content. And this is all about finding the great stories Attaching the great actors and actresses to it and getting them excited sighted about doing something entirely new so we will launch with In the first year. One hundred and seventy-five original shows every day we will will produce commission from our partners Three hours of new fresh content every single day which is thirty five five percent more than a network does in prime time so there's a lot of fresh daily new content on the on the APP which I think will keep people. We'll keep coming back for that. At least that's what we hope I mean I am listening to this as a person who does the daily show. And I'm thinking either your geniuses or you're crazy well here's the thing remember. We don't make any content ourselves. You make your own content for that I do. We have to pay for it. But we are leveraging leveraging the expertise of our craters studios were leveraging for our daily essentials where we curate news and sports and weather and lifestyle. We're we're leveraging the infrastructure of our excellent partners right and And so that makes a bit easier but but we have a budget. And we've we've planned for that and and you know we think that will Be The budget for the first year. Talk to me a little bit about the content. So do you anticipate that people will make short versions of things that they may be. Five years later turned into. Oh a longer project longer project. Let me give you an analogy in another medium that you will totally get Do you remember the Davinci Code. Yep The DAVINCI code is four hundred sixty four pages just one hundred and five chapters. Every chapter in the Davinci code is five pages because eighteen years ago. Dan Brown said people are not reading for forty five minutes now. They're probably not even reading for thirty and he said if you've got five minutes I want you to read one chapter got ten minutes. I want you to read two chapters but the thing I do not want you to do is stop in the middle of a chapter but nothing was lesser about the Davinci code other the length of its chapter so we like to say our movies. Nothing's lesser about the movies other than the chapter is the way we deliver them and then we have You know as I described our daily the essentials which we hope will create the daily consumption habit. We're going to curate. You know. Twenty five daily shows every single day From talk shows to horoscope go to news to whether to sports excetera and then The other kind of content we have is this unscripted episodic and documentary three shows and a perfect example. There is Chrissy. Teigen is doing a show her favourite show as it turns out of judge. Judy so she came to us and said I want to do Christie's Court and the tagline is no claim is too small and dumb and each claim will be ten minutes or eight minutes and And she's super excited about it and you by the way you can. You can't in our movies you've got to watch them. The episodes in particular order. But Christie's court you could watch in any order because they're not related to each other episodic so you really have like snack bowl and binge. Yes kind of covered exactly. Yeah okay why are you here. Yeah I mean considering your background ground what drew you to this. Yeah well I've been friends with Jeffrey. For thirty years. We worked at the Walt Disney Company together back in the day and then When I was at Ebay I sat sat on his DreamWorks Animation Board? So Jeffrey and I've been friends for a long time. And when he heard I was stepping down from HP after six and a half years. I told the board I would say five years. He called me and he said would you ever consider coming down and being the CEO of Qube. I said well I don't know I've gotta you know so. He came up and had dinner and at the end of dinner. Three hour dinner. I said this is a really good idea. It's a really good idea because what I look for in new consumer tech businesses. Is I look for other trends right. Trends are absolutely right is the market large. The market's gigantic back. And is there you know. Are you changing consumer behavior or are you just taking people to a premium level and is there a sustainable ainable what I call a sustainable competitive advantage. Meaning if we're successful and everyone else comes in how. How do we continue to win? And how how is that is that through the intellectual property. Well there's actually Largely through our relationships with our studios It is first mover advantage for sure and we have to learn how to how to create create this platform. And we've had to teach craters how to do it so we think we have A lot of barriers to entry because we will be out first by a pretty wide margin

What the WSJ Personal Tech Team Got Right About 2019

WSJ Tech News Briefing

08:36 min | 1 year ago

What the WSJ Personal Tech Team Got Right About 2019

"Holidays are a time for traditions and one of our favorites at the beginning of every year. The Wall Street Journal's Personal Tech Team publishes their our predictions for the year ahead the tax that they think will shape the year to come. That Crystal Ball isn't always as clear as we think it will be so we thought we take a look back back at two thousand eighteen but they got right and what they missed to do that. We've got our personal team here with us in the studio editor Wilson Rothman and our columnist Joanna Stern so so having looked back at your predictions for twenty nineteen. What do you think I was right about? Everything but Wilson was wrong about everything throwing some hilarious ways. I was wrong about a couple of things. I think the biggest thing I feel not great that I said was that in this year would get a big software face. Lift for the IPHONE and we didn't get that. I really assumed that this would be the year. Apple would break from tradition and stop at the grid of icons or do something to shake things up a little bit in that regard because we knew we the next big hardware facelift. But we didn't get that. I like to say it will happen next year. But my feeling is just apple is going to keep us on this grid of icons for the rest of our. We did get that little ipad facelift which might have been the thing that kind of misled us. Wilson's right I was right as per usual and Done the IRA. Let's get. Let's get in the big picture twenty eighteen so two years ago it was really bad year for the tech industry It was really kind of the big evil we saw facebook. CEO Mark Sucker. Berg spent the year kind of apologizing for a whole bunch of stuff privacy blunders platform and self driving cars at a bunch of bumps in the road. You guys is thought. The two thousand eighteen was going to be a year of reckoning but he said it was gonna be the return of optimism that tax a force for good in some ways in the world. I I think we were wrong about that. It was good there were certainly Continued to be quite the backlash over the number of months. But I think what we did see was a little bit of a slowing slowing down and I think we were right about that innovation. Not only sort of slowing down and not seeing brand new things to be super excited about seeing a lot of these companies sort of just carefully carefully make announcements and really think about the backlash of some of those things. I would say the one place where we didn't see that was facebook announcement of libra. I think that's sort of A. That was a big black eye for them and we think that will be something. That's pretty big in two thousand twenty again as as they try to forge their way through the cryptocurrency water. They're not behaving a humbled company. The fact they put their brand name on instagram and WHATSAPP. I mean this is not a company. That's concerned learned about having a bad reputation. Even though two thousand eighteen was a year where they spent a lot of time apologizing so yeah that took me by surprise but I don't think the the the consequence. I don't think they're not facing consequences all right. Let's shift gears. We were talking about self driving cars and and the idea that robots we're going to be delivering all of our food and that we were GONNA have superhighways a self driving cars. And what did you predict for twenty nineteen gene. What's come to pass? You know I think we were not right necessarily on the adoption of the robots. But I think we were right to talk about food delivery. It was a big year for for food delivery from all of these major companies. Sort of figuring out. What they're landscape needs in terms of how many food delivery companies do we need post mates do do we need to do? We need door ash. We need all of these all of them sort of trying to out each other so to speak and then we also had some reckoning with some of those companies as we had a door dash with a big Sort of backlash to their tipping Policy Uber figuring out. How they're gonNA take Uber? Eats in new directions so we were wrong but it was is a big year for food delivery so one of the other areas we saw huge movement in this year was streaming. Apple had already announced. It was going to go industry Ming at the end of last year You looked at to that launch and Disney plus and and said net flicks would be making a lot of noise in the movie business. How's that all netted out at the end of the the air we got seventy streaming service three and a half hour? Martin Scorsese movie on Netflix. Let's just be clear how that's netted out. Why they couldn't talk him into making into six very easy digest episodes? I don't know but that's your answer. Right there. D- netflix decided. Because all this competition was coming they were GONNA make a big statement and the way they made their statement was finding like one of the most famous and lauded filmmakers and the cast de Niro Pacino Chino Harvey Keitel. I mean it's like all these people I were sure we're alive or dead but I remember great movies by them so everything Wilson just said every the streaming was one of the number one stories of the year it will continue into twenty twenty and a big big way Disney has launched apple has launched. What's coming next year you've got HBO? Max You're going to have peacock peacock from NBC. You'RE GONNA have qube from Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. These are this is just this nonstop and I think twenty twenty will be a year of sort the reckoning figuring out what consumers are willing to pay for. And we're actually going to have time to watch. It's too much stuff to watch but this this was the year era of just everything gets thrown against the wall. All of the cutting edge technology and the connectivity and automation a lot of that depends on improving our networks irks and one of the big things that we thought was going to happen. This year was five G. out for you. What Am I? Best weeks of the year was traveling. The country looking for five. Jesus weddings phone's breaking and phone sweating in phone's breaking it was it was. It was very hot again. WE'RE NOT RE wrong here. They laid the groundwork for what's going to happen in twenty twenty which is really stream five G. adoption with big phone maker saying our mainstream phones or five G. This year we saw it with Samsung. LG Some of the other phone manufacturers releasing one phone or two phones at support five G. all of the four big carriers at and T. Rising T. mobile sprint released. Their five G. Networks. You can now get it in multiple cities every morning. I wake up to other. PR emails pitches from Verizon. At telling any some other small city has five G. now. Is it ready yet for all of us snow. That was this year. This was the I did a piece. I went out into Five cities these are four cities and The companies did not want me to test but I went out there and did not work out so well. The phones were just not supporting the five G. networks when it was super hot Out really above eighty five degrees so this is the year they were working out the kinks. And that's the thing it's like just because five G. is in your hometown like we said you drive around for two hours to find it and then you have to at once you find it not move out of a very small area just like exactly the opposite instead of five G. is supposed to be right it's supposed to be able to propel those self driving cars. It's supposed to be able to do all the big operation systems in our in our cities and help us with our connectivity into all of these different things though it wouldn't make a lot of sense he'd have to drive around like that to live up to the promise you would have to have have far more reliable service than we have now with four G. because it's about lightning-fast no latency connection between two objects that are travelling at sixty five miles an hour free way. They're supposed to be aware of each other and if they can't be at all times and mind you. How long does it take to have an accident? split-second right right that's gone doesn't work right exactly all right so looking back on all of this. You guys thought you did a pretty good job. We're right we're wrong all right. What is your grade? What grade do you give yourselves for your predictions for twenty nineteen b minus was going to be plus? Okay Ebi we average out to be. I think that's about right. What's the one thing that you did not see coming this year? I think we captured a lot of it on this list. I I guess I would say I mean the we work story. We wouldn't have never seen coming. I mean Eliot side coming we Elliott. I thought the Harry Potter Ayar game would be amazing because the POKEMON game is amazing. And Harry Potter is amazing. It was horrible when we ran a story story. That was just like this thing doesn't work and it's sad because that's beloved Franchisee. No yeah well Rothman Janitor and thanks for joining

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Katzenberg, Jeffrey Free And Ten Minute discussed on The Frame

The Frame

06:36 min | 2 years ago

Katzenberg, Jeffrey Free And Ten Minute discussed on The Frame

"You wanna watch a movie would you rather watch it at home or in a movie theater how about another option watching that film on your smartphone but not all that one's rather in one ten minutes snippet a day that's jeffrey free katzenberg thinking behind his short form mobile video platform currently in the works it's called quimby in the name of short quick bites there's still a lot of questions about how it all work before its launch next year but so far quimby has been able raised more than a billion dollars in drawing some top creative talent laying low way senior tv writer at variety has been looking into what ob excitement is about quitting doesn't launch for almost another year actually it'll come out in april twenty twenty twenty but i think the reason why everybody is so hyped up about it is because you've got to story leaders one from tech meg whitman former e b and hewlett packard ceo and this giant of industry jeffrey katzenberg who was at one time the head of dreamworks and walt disney studios and he's really the reason why people are so excited about it right people are excited about it because he's excited about it people believe in because he believed in it he's been selling the service as eight mobile platform that allows these quick bites which is what could be a short for short form content that'll have premium serialized scripted content unscripted content news news and sports and it'll be released in these five to ten minute chunks daily andy idea is that when you're waiting for coffee or you have a dull moment in your day those times when you're whipping out your phone and you're looking at twitter or facebook or something else and you're just putting around phone instead of doing that you'll go quickly and you'll watch five minutes of a sand rainy horror anthology or ten minutes of an anna kendrick buddy comedy instead so he has raised i think more then a billion dollars to fund this and right now it seems like he has attracted some really interesting talent to make content frequency i was in a van a couple of weeks ago where i ran into antwon fuqua who were a lot of people know from the training day movie he's also made the equalizer with denzel washington and he was producing a movie frequency and he was telling me that it was very attractive even though i think this movie was gonna be caught up into ten minute chunks what is jeffries pitch been to the creative community would be paid responding to well a big part of the appeal for creators is he intellectual property because the way it's format it would be will exclusively license their projects for seven years but after the first two years be rights revert back to beans creators and filmmaker so they'll be able to go and repackage this series they'll be able to hopefully seamlessly thread together all of these five to ten minute chunks of these stories and repackage package them as a feature film as a two and a half hour project but they could then go sell to another service so that's really attractive thing and also again there's just see appeal of katzenberg himself because he has been so successful in this industry i mean an wants so i told me that sitting down with jeffrey katzenberg is like sitting down with the godfather yeah although if you look at some of the movies he made at the walt disney company and some of his animated movies there are some questions about jeffrey storytelling taste will save that conversation for something what is the financial model because a lot of people right now are thinking about disconnecting subscriptions that they might have to their cable or satellite company or who were netflix so how are they trying to position it financially and what do they expect you people so they'll be selling two versions of quip me they'll be ad supported version for five dollars a month and any ad free version for seven dollars a month and it sounds like a small amounts but you also consider that people are i don't know if they're near saturation but there are certainly so many different streaming platforms out there you've got netflix and amazon and who and all of these different subscription services that people are already paying for so that even when you cut the cord you've got sometimes a hefty bill at the end of the month when you combine all these so that'll be a real test will be deceived they can break through that barrier and get people to fork over five to seven bucks a month for this of of course they're bringing some real alias talent and that's where their strength wli again you've got a project from kia motors del toro don cheadle liam hemsworth a you know tyra banks chrissy teagan and you know i think the other question here is also whether there will be on de creator side resale value for them after they were allowed to take their project off of quickly or after they're allowed to repackage their project from could be and sell it to a different platform so if there are detractors in town or at least doubters what would you say is a consistent question that they have about quickly what is gonna be the obstacles to its success there are a couple of different questions that came up in are reporting one of them is do people want this model people were still used to benching on tv these days when you're going to netflix their whole thing is the bench model and it's this also isn't appointment tv it's sort sort of a a daily thing that comes on five ten minutes a day but what if i want to watch the whole movie so in that case do i just wait for a month for all of these daily releases it come on the service and then say binge watch them all anyway on a saturday afternoon a so that's definitely a very unique model that hasn't really been done before another question that people have is people are so used to getting something for nothing specially from a mobile device store people going to be willing to fork over five and seven bucks a month for quickey a get another question is will the viewership justify the cost there are some really high numbers that were being thrown around a believe entrances what's project is gonna cost about fifteen million dollars which is certainly more than you could say for a lot of other short for mobile video out there andy clippings model is subscriptions an ad revenue and that's how they're planning on monetize ing they're stored as a but it'll be interesting to see whether these dubs an ad revenue justify be amount that they're investing

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"meg whitman" Discussed on Acquired

Acquired

03:06 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on Acquired

"Making all these things. Make it easy in China, it's ludicrously difficult to start your own ecommerce company, and so it makes tons and tons of sense to do it on another platform. It's not painfully obvious right away when you're like, oh yeah, they'll just take a cut of revenue that that's the way that these things work. Well, you got to remember to like in the US pretty much everybody at this point knows what the internet is now into the early two, thousands like businesses understand like, oh yes, the commerce platform like this is about. Case in China, like people don't know what it is and so l. liba actually the develop and still have extremely large sales force of these people that are going and knocking on doors of physical, small and medium size businesses throughout the country in the provinces all over and being like, take, we can get you more business via this thing called the internet. Don't even worry about what the internet is. At this point. Everybody knows with internet is, but back then it was like, hey, we'll just get you business. It's a super different like education in value prop sales proposition. It's interesting thing about outbound sales to education around. You should have your business on the internet totally like US based internet marketplaces like the saying is actually not true in practice, but the belief is like, oh, yeah, you don't spend money on it. Quiring supply, like supply comes to the platform because like you know, your EBay or your BNB year, whatever. And you and people like, oh, I can make money doing this. Of course, I'll join the platform and make money and then give the platform cut of the money. That's that's not how it works in China. At least at this time. So it starts working really well. Two thousand three comes around though, and they've got a challenge which is EBay has decided that they wanna be a global company. So Meg Whitman is now CEO v. bay. EBay is gone public there. We know one of these darling internet stocks, even though you know they've, they've kind of made it through the crash. Yahu is in shambles. EBay is is the new Silicon Valley star. They decide they're going to go global. They're going to come to China and how are they going to do it? They end up acquiring a company that was a competitor Alibaba called each net, but they're focused on consumers. Now now the the line in China between consumers at this point and the very small businesses that Alibaba's going after is pretty blurry. And so there's there's, you know, well, Baba's as we've said is always beat up marketplace like is actually not that some of these are very, very small businesses run by indie. Vigil people offering goods and services on the platform. It's not that much of a stretch to say like this kind of looks lake EBay in a lot of ways. Jack is now pretty worried EBay, and each net are going to start coming after them and competing with them. He decides he needs to do something about it. But the main Alibaba platform, he doesn't think is the right way to go about it because it's all the marketing and all the positioning is focused on on BB. So what does he do? He creates a skunkworks team..

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"meg whitman" Discussed on Windows Weekly

Windows Weekly

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on Windows Weekly

"No one critic store and buy HP SaaS. He saw. Here's unrelated to the computer companies. Did you see that former p. e. c. e. o. Meg Whitman is now going to be running a big Hollywood string on, say. Say she was not burning in hell. I. Well, that's interesting. So layout Pathak are her predecessor always gets the heat for things like the that big acquisition of the company after him, Mark Mark lane that Mark Hurd rather the gird end up so well either no every pretexting case, but was Meg that bad as he Yoshi at least had the good sense to split HP into two parts. Okay. Well, she, it's an odd person to tap for this because Jeffrey Katzenberg is created a new over the top streaming network, kind of another Netflix, I think, but they've got more than a billion in funding. Katzenberg put seven hundred. Whitman, she was EBay, right? As women. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Okay. And then, yeah, she was EBay and then HP and she'll be the CEO even though she has no. Carly Fiorina saying, but who. All right. We're going to sell this ipod and it's gonna be HP blue. All right, everybody. Thank you for joining us. We'll see. Next week does weekly..

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"meg whitman" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on TechStuff

"Able to connect directly in a real time communication session you could have potential buyers and sellers talk face to face questions could be answered efficiently and personally and you'd be less likely to misinterpret something once you could detect stuff like tone and body language but there was one tiny little problem hardly anyone was using it it was a failed integration tech journalist tom keating said in a piece that was published on pc world that ebay users tended to want to be anonymous they preferred to keep things at a distance they might contact a seller to ask for more information but typically they would do so in a way that did not involve direct real time communication and i can kinda get this because when i call up a company i'm actually relieved to get an automated system where i can just push a button and get the information i need i know that i'm not inconveniencing anyone and that the system isn't going to judge me for being dumb if ask a simple question at least i hope the robots aren't doing that yet gimme a couple more years robots the culture of both skype and ebay was a big clash as well and that point skype was operating more like a loose startup whereas ebay had already started to establish a very corporate culture meg whitman's leadership had really transformed it from the wild west startup into more of a department allies d compartmentalized corporation and so those two things were clashing quite a bit and ebay kept shuffling around the management team over at skype while trying to find the best fit and that meant skype was really struggling to find itself to find a rhythm and an identity ultimately ebay decided to sell most of its ownership of skype in two thousand nine to a group of private investors and the investors bought about sixty five percent of the ownership of sky.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on TechStuff

"Advocacy group which is definitely serving ebays interests but at the same time it also helps those who have built viable small businesses using ebay as their storefront to protect themselves so i could be all cynical about this and say well here's a big corporation multibillion dollar corporation and it's leveraging average people to advocate on its behalf and that's the cynical way to look at it and in fact ebay does benefit from this i mean they're looking out for themselves however the nature of ebays business means that if ebay were to go away a lot of those average people would find themselves back at square one their way of making a living would go away so i don't really get as cynical about this i mean everyone has a stake in it so i think it's actually a pretty responsible move on ebays part in october two thousand five ebay under the leadership of meg whitman made another big move this one raised criticism at the time and perhaps in hindsight you could call it a foolish move to make although it wasn't nearly the kerfuffle that some have made it out to be then move was to acquire the communications company skype skype was founded back in two thousand three as a telecommunications software product that focused on voice and video calls you know you can case you've never used it the deal with ebay ultimately meant skype was acquired for about three point one billion dollars two point five billion of that was in upfront cash and stock and the rest was in a future transactions but ultimately it ended up being about three point one billion purchase price now whitman had hoped that skype would create a new way for ebay users to communicate with one another that it could be built directly into ebays interface and rather than emailing back and forth about items that are up for auction or for sale users would be.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"And that's where things went right fridge peeing but where do they go wrong fridge piano price initially hp was supposedly i told you the sexy spinoff for the price multiple but it might have been more accurate described it as a complicated spin off one that i have indeed struggled myself to understand hp inc is simple and easy to understand computers printers some three d printing for good measure but hp enterprise it's byzantine is complexity i they sell their enterprise services division computer sciences corp for me nuked company called dnc technology we should been a good one scoop shovel trust then they acquire silicon graphics international then they snap up microsoft then simplicity simplicity and nimble storage many these moves made perfect sense put your left with the frankenstein monster of a company that has a lot of moving parts now as long as dr frankenstein was so the old meg whitman whom we just thought the world of investors willing to take it on faith that she would she knew what she was doing season hand after all whitman was the architect of the breakup in the first place but early this year she stepped down and that and that changes things now hp enterprise is a complicated no pig without a clear tragic or putin leader meanwhile dion wiser the ceo of hp has emerged as one of our favorite techy favorite executives the guy is a great understanding of the business and he has a vision of where it should be headed he's also readers jovial he's funny he's got a vision so fast forward to late last month when we got the latest reports when hp at price liberties i post meg witness post i post meg whitman results wall street wasn't exactly thrilled even though the company posted nice top and bottom y b was.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode

"And that's where things went right fridge peeing but where do they go wrong fridge piano price initially hp was supposedly i told you the sexy spinoff for the price multiple but it might have been more accurate described it as a complicated spin off one that i have indeed struggled myself to understand hp inc is simple and easy to understand computers printers some three d printing for good measure but hp enterprise it's byzantine is complexity i they sell their enterprise services division computer sciences corp for me nuked company called dnc technology we should been a good one scoop shovel trust then they acquire silicon graphics international then they snap up microsoft then simplicity simplicity and nimble storage many these moves made perfect sense put your left with the frankenstein monster of a company that has a lot of moving parts now as long as dr frankenstein was so the old meg whitman whom we just thought the world of investors willing to take it on faith that she would she knew what she was doing season hand after all whitman was the architect of the breakup in the first place but early this year she stepped down and that and that changes things now hp enterprise is a complicated no pig without a clear tragic or putin leader meanwhile dion wiser the ceo of hp has emerged as one of our favorite techy favorite executives the guy is a great understanding of the business and he has a vision of where it should be headed he's also readers jovial he's funny he's got a vision so fast forward to late last month when we got the latest reports when hp at price liberties i post meg witness post i post meg whitman results wall street wasn't exactly thrilled even though the company posted nice top and bottom y b was.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on TechStuff

"The company just wasn't prepared to handle the increase in traffic meg whitman and pierre amid dr issued a letter of apology to ebay users they explained that the company was working hard on creating a backup system that could keep the site running in case of a failure and that sadly this backup system just wasn't quite ready before the crash actually happened so essentially they were saying we anticipated that this could be a problem and we were working on the solution the problem was the solution wasn't ready before the problem happened they also said that they had contacted not just their own experts but people at these vendors like sun microsystems to work tirelessly to get the site back up and running and they said they would institute a new policy moving forward if the site were to crash for less than two hours any auction though is scheduled to end during those two hours would automatically get a twenty four hour extension to allow for additional bids unless the seller wished to end the auction and for any outage lasting more than two hours ebay would refund the fee charged for a successful auction so in other words there would be no listing price that would be charged to a cellar if the if the site had been down for more than two hours and according to estimates that twenty two hour crash cost ebay about two million bucks in revenue and while some users were motivated to leave the platform for other places like amazon many people chose to stay the site had a few more alledges that same summer including a nine hour outage that happened in august nineteen ninety nine and while this wasn't a pleasant experience it did have a positive outcome according to jim griffith aka uncle griff he said it caused ebay to realize that their work affected real people in a very tangible way people were relying on ebay as a storefront and when that storefront is down.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on TechStuff

"Ended the site create a walled off age restricted offshoot for sales of items that were not appropriate for families things like pornography or firearms now eventually ebay would form policies that would ban such stuff from their sites they you can't sell firearms at auction on ebay you also can't sell things like drugs or alcohol oh body parts yikes in may the site launched a new feature called my ebay which allowed users to customize their ebay experience making it easier for them to find things they were most interested in and to keep up to speed with auctions and in june nineteen ninety eight ebay acquired another company called jump inc jump inc developed a trading service supported by ads and that service was called up for sale the four being the number four it would be the first of several acquisitions led by meg whitman not all of them would turn out to necessarily be great moves for ebay spoiler alert i guess but women was working hard to prepare ebay for that initial public offering and when it happened it would turn all those who had a significant share in ebay into billionaires i'll tell you more about that in just a second but first let's take another quick break to thank our sponsor sixteen million new collar jobs will be created by twenty twenty four to help fill them ibm's new education model gives high school students workplace experience and an associate's degree ninety p tech's schools are already preparing graduates for tomorrow's stem careers let's put smart to work find out how at ibm dot com slash p tech.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Who live has the seems like the best dvr because it it works unlimited but occasionally what are the hulu ondemand services replaces your dvr recording which is not a big problem if you're paying for the commercial free basic hulu service but if you've got commercials that can be an issue youtube tvs the same way so you gotta look at how the dvr works i dared directive he doesn't even have dvr yet directive you now but it's coming and then just look at the price compared to the chelsea get streaming wise directtv now solve their problems who live seems to have worked out most of their problems the air they're all pretty equal on that level but here to share what your actual setup is a yeah i mean i i am unusual because i do cord killers i subscribe to multiple services but i'd spend most of my time and playstation view because it has most of the channels and it has a nice grid and an easy way to keep track of shows i kinda like whose way of keeping track of shows better though and it integrates of apple tvs little tv app so in a new show does get recorded at just pops right up there so i've been split my time little between those two we got a really really cool email from rob very thorough that didn't make the show when we were talking about make whitman leaving hp enterprises and go into this new venture new tv at which is a katzenberg at a venture he says it to follow up on yesterday's listeners this was roads the next day thoughts on meg whitman leaving on to take the new tv role as a passion project what a share my point of view because not only did i work at p e for the last five years but in the last year i had the opportunity to work directly with or four egg on a large project through my personal experience with her i can say she not only loves the started world but it's in her d and aids what she loves to do the most stick look at the direction she's taken hp and over the last few years i think it exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit that she hats she splits the historic h p into hb an.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech

01:53 min | 4 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on This Week in Tech

"The iphone eight and the iphone 10 the iphone forget about it on the iphone tag eight people did by the iphone aid nominee i found it i think a lot of people prefer the iphone eight but i think it's also inquirer dot net a thorny is available on the same twenty gigabytes tariff but will cost you sixty seven pounds per month sky mobile is offering the iphone eight on its swat twelve think he sought their lately did we face away pricing starting at thirty two pounds per month five hundred megabytes jetted out admitted calls and text for spike like i really help enter another lays who helpful i don't know what the caused two pounds isn't i don't care human really east said we were time at apple i triggered it somehow talk about me talk about me and what about the globe about eight left out looking over my shoulder waited right i have timber a rooms were announced the higher of let me see if i can do it dara coach was he that i like it causes you mentioned patricia he we practise uh he had been expedia for twelve years transformed expedia made a big difference there and uh he is now the ceo of uh uber it's too early to tell whether where he's going to change a company culture but he's doing his best and i think what was widely agreed that was the right person after so many spit speculative jeff malt of a just a g e was strongly rumored at pretty much if you were meg whitman meg whitman meriva meyer by the way of a rise in also bought the remains the desiccated remains of yahoo and renamed at all to oaths all the worst corporate name in america oath by me notes still has a lot of value they've got almost two billion.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:48 min | 4 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Well my theory is and i i don't know this directly but i think that the the third candidate whose name was not revealed until the end dara he sort of was in the middle and there weren't a lot of strong feelings on either side as to whether he was friend or foe he was kind of neutral in all of this whereas with jeffrey immelt the former g e ceo he was viewed as travis is candidate right and with meg whitman from hp e um she was viewed as benchmarks candidate and uh what's hilarious in all of this is that after the fact all these different sides are these two mit main sides who are pitted against each other on the uber board um there now fighting to kind of um clean victory over the eventual choice ya and in reality it somewhere in the middle but i think from travis county perspective eat of even though he didn't get jeffrey immelt who probably only would have been in the role very short time he at least in half to deal with meg whitman who was benchmarks choice in benchmark as we know is the sworn enemy of of travis county both are on the board benchmark suing travis for alleged fraud which probably won't work out for benchmark so yes i think travis comes away feeling pretty good about this year and that was the initial kind of take that you had when when dhar is name came out right was that this is an an apparent win for travs yeah and at the same time it seems like benchmark surrogates were trying to claim victory.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

01:54 min | 4 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

"And i think what he'll find is he can repeat those same playbook over here because when you think about over does a lot of similarity of it online travel companies were also deals said priceconscious customers it has the same kind of network effects as a an online travel company does it has to overcome regulatory hurdles which online travel vendor state as well so there's a lot of similarity and and i take i feel personally uber is veer otas vendors like expedient price signed were ten years back so he can repeat that playbook where did he come from in the running for the new uber ceo because i wrote a lot in aim is to be the potential i knew chief executive here including meg whitman i did not hear his until this weekend i was out surprises uber liza he definitely was not in the running or at least no one heard about him up on told sunday were meg whitman it seems that the board couldn't agree so that's the thing about uber is the board is very small and it's divided into two parts one pro uh ed cofounder travis cowlike the other one is not supportive of him and i think it it came to a point where dara was the least offensive choice somebody who could pacify you know both decides and while at a least defensive i don't think of that geoffrey mol to end meg whitman necessarily as being offensive whatever it is that the pleasure boat i mean i guess it the other question is a political question and you know we know that that uber has come under fire for some controversial political leanings and dr comes in and has been an outspoken opponent of president trump does that matter at all tuber.

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"meg whitman" Discussed on This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech

01:42 min | 4 years ago

"meg whitman" Discussed on This Week in Tech

"Uh anyway we're going to probably as a mark billing state home to cover a the session of perhaps meg whitman to ceo at uber we will keep an eye on that uh and let you know if a if a decision is made the board is meeting right now uh apparently wittman met with them yesterday and said travis can't be on i guess can't be on the board he can't be breathing down my neck he will have a role as a founder i'll consult him uh she also will worth the other uh uh conditions you had that article a um uh carsten earlier arms conceive of on the other conditions she was pretty clear that she was willing is sounded like she was clear that she was willing to do it if uber would agree uh to go along with it cara swisher a predicted before the tweet that a a melt with withdrew himself a here's the here's the cares care spin the coverage should he replaced her yahoo scoops with uber scoop sell yahoo at this point in grand when he gonna write about ja uh she says that is care writes let's just say whitman's driving the car to signing on the route not paying for the gas uh she apparently at wants a lot of control all over uh uh she wants a new board and wide latitude over who she hires but you would ask for that at especially if you're coming into a fairly challenging problem is instititional culture from the top on down the yeah you're going to want you're gonna say i'm not walk into this house unless i have an ironclad guarantee to clean it as i see fit.

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