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Hollywood Stars Say Hell, No to Netflix Speed-Up Test

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05:26 min | 2 years ago

Hollywood Stars Say Hell, No to Netflix Speed-Up Test

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from. Your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney. GOES TRY IT free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily the From wonder I'm David Brown in this business. Wars daily this Tuesday November fifth. Everyone gets the same. I'm twenty four hours in a day right and perhaps in the stress of a modern world another must see Binge Watch on. Netflix might take more time than you have to spend. But perhaps you would manage to watch a few more shows if you could. What speed them up with? That thought may have never occurred to you but Netflix has been testing the idea India all the same. The streamer recently began testing. A new variable speed control feature viewers given access to the tests could watch shows up to one and a half times. Faster the normal. They could also slow programs down to three quarters or even half speed. netflix tested the feature only a select group of android phone users. Variable able control. Playback was common in the era of. DVD's Today podcast youtube enthusiasts. Take it for granted but it's new to Netflix. And according to the company any it's a feature some users have been requesting for a long time. UPDATES have a wave sneaking up on APPs some Netflix subscribers notice the appearance of variable. We'll play back. In mid October accompanying a slate of more mundane updates that improve brightness language and audio controls the idea some viewers like to speed beat up slow documentaries or watch old favourite faster. Alternatively viewers learning languages are watching instructional videos say exercise or cooking king often wish they could slow things down just a little bit but net flicks must not have thoroughly anticipated. What would happen next for the last few years? Here's you see. The streamer has been recruiting Oscar level. Show runners writers actors and directors to develop original films. TV show several of which have gone on to win awards. It's their strategy airing higher quality programs than their rivals to help them keep subscribers from fleeing to growing streaming competition from Amazon Apple Disney H. B. The ob at and a whole host of others and Oscar winning or at least Oscar worthy films should tempt users into subscribing right well that strategy gene assessment dated a supportive relationship with Hollywood's best so it paid big name stars like grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda rhimes and glee producer Sir Ryan Murphy. Hundreds of millions of dollars to come into the net flicks fold and it promised artists director. David Vernay that the company would be. They're are safe home. A Production House dedicated to shepherding their finest creative work so when Netflix announced the speed tests. The question quickly arose should viewers be allowed to speed through shows. Made with such care. Some of Hollywood's a-list reacted with outrage. No just as soon as the speed up was out the streaming. The giant crashed into hardcore criticism from actor. Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad Fame and writer director Judd appetite according to the New York Times Erin. Paul tweeted there is is no way. Netflix will move forward with this. That would mean they are completely taken control of everyone else's art and destroying it. Netflix is far better than that and appetite. Appetite threatened to call quote every director and show Creator on Earth to fight net flicks. The Times reported some users have applauded net flicks for putting speed control roll into the hands of viewers but given the verbal version of rotten tomatoes. That talent has thrown at the company. The new feature isn't likely to stay for now. It seems you'll have to content yourself with watching shows at normal speed maybe rather than trying to accelerate life even more. You could take up meditation. Probably a show for that. You know on Netflix. From wondering wondering this is business wars daily. We hope you listen to our site business news at normal speed and if you like this episode hit that subscribe button so you never miss a day pay fast astronaut already. Wouldn't you say thanks a bunch. I'm David Brown. And we'll see you tomorrow. This episode is brought to you by Centro online from Pitney bowes shipping and mailing from. Your desk has never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney. Bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars and ninety nine cents a month send envelopes flats packages right from your PC and and you were back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit. PB dot com slash rush V._W.. Daily that's P._B..

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Fiat, Peugot to Merge, Creating $50 Billion Auto Giant

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05:03 min | 2 years ago

Fiat, Peugot to Merge, Creating $50 Billion Auto Giant

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney beaus try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit PBA DOT com slash B W daily in from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily happy Monday France the auto industry is being up ended Fiat and Peugeot already two of the world's largest automakers are tying the knot the merged business will become the fourth largest vehicle manufacturer on the globe worth close to fifty billion dollars the first three in case you were wondering our Toyota Renault Nissan and Volkswagen. It's been a long long road for for Fiat Chrysler. The Italian American company has unsuccessfully pursued several mergers it attempted to merge with Renault back in June a tie up that would have made it the third largest automaker on the planet but France which owns a fifteen percent stake in Renault didn't support that merger neither did Japan's Nissan which is an alliance with Renault I know ultimately Fiat Chrysler pulled out of the deal that's when Peugeot at one time suter stepped back yet according to the Wall Street Journal Fiat favored averred Renault is a company that would provide better geographic synergies but there are only so many global vehicle behemoths to choose from and automakers especially in Europe Europe are facing enormous challenges both from climate change and tariffs changes that auto execs feel they can better overcome from places of strength this radio comes at a time when every major car companies developing or already selling electric vehicles the pressure is on in Europe as emission standards on the continent grow tighter automakers especially Fiat Chrysler are struggling to meet them according to the Wall Street Journal Fiat Chrysler is facing big fines for failing to meet those standards theoretically this merger would help both companies develop lower emissions vehicles including electric cars for sale on the continent and in the United States both companies are also also looking to join forces to tackle the expensive and difficult development self driving vehicles carmakers need billions of dollars to develop driverless vehicles one factor prompting auto execs to combine their resources for its part Peugeot would also get access to American drivers a market abandoned almost thirty years ago Peugeot had already planned to reintroduce the French vehicle brand here a merger with Fiat Chrysler would give it access to millions of potential customers car buyers this could at least theoretically find Peugeot's for sale at jeep and Ram dealerships in the foreseeable future Fiat Chrysler is also facing headwinds in the US auto sales it's here are expected to cool and tariffs are increasing more and more of its competitors are developing electric and hybrid vehicles but Fiat Chrysler has yet to join the crowd of course the merger could get stymied one of several challenging issues a Chinese car maker owns about twelve percent Peugeot and that Chinese stake could present a stumbling block to American regulators observers say clearly when automakers of this size come together there's nothing simple about it and there's nothing simple about today's transatlantic auto marketplace either to run a fifty billion dollar company bring together several different corporate cultures and expand even further globally really we'll take Bo leadership finesse and speed for Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot the road ahead is anything but straight straight from wondering this his business awards day hey if you like our show rights review on Apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP it really helps us out a lot and we read every single one thanks for listening. I'm David Brown back with you tomorrow. This episode is brought to you by send pro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler simpler than with send pro online from Pitney bowes with simple online is just click send and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents that's right four dollars ninety ninety nine cents a month send envelopes flats packages right from your PC and you're back to business in no time try it for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit P._B._A. dot com slash B

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Heres to Your New Holiday Drink: Brussels Sprouts-Flavored Gin

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05:20 min | 2 years ago

Heres to Your New Holiday Drink: Brussels Sprouts-Flavored Gin

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney new bose. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily the UH from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Friday September twenty seven just. When do you think the Innovation Gurus must be running out of ideas and other one comes along. That's enough to make you shake your head and wonder who approve this. Such is the case with a new line of flavored spirits from the folks at Pickering's Gin in Edinburgh. The craziest of these new drinks will make you either head right to the liquor store or or hold your nose. Brussels sprouts flavored Jen. Yep you heard me right. Pickering's has made a gin based on what am I favored veggies. The Brussels flavored Jin is for the holiday season and we'll be sold in six packs of clear Christmas ornaments. According to the industry publication food dive each ornament it will hold about a shot of gin once you down it. You can hang that ornament on your tree or not pickering's was appropriately self deprecating almost almost sheepish in this statement released about the new spirit we know it sounds bonkers they said but the humbled sprout delivers a pleasantly sweet slightly. Nettie Jen Perfect for mixing they posted on their website but if the idea of mixing gin with the trendiest of cruciferous veggies just isn't your cup of tea well pickering's knows that to they'll also offer jenn spiked with cranberry spiced pear and cinnamon and plumbing ginger all in ornaments of course beyond the fact that the weirdness was enough to catch the eye of many editors face it we laughed what's up all the concept is part of a trend by Jean makers just to add plant-based flavors to their concoctions in an effort to persuade non gin drinkers that the juniper spirit is worth their while and you know it's. Working Fortune magazine reports that worldwide Jin sales rose eight percent from twenty seventeen to last year as people sipped on varieties tinted with rose citrus citrus grapefruit even rhubarb and Basil Not Kidding inspiring these editions the intensely crowded Jin Space. It's hard to stand out when the number of finalists in the best Scottish Jen competition numbers more than sixty companies in almost one hundred twenty Jin's and that doesn't even take into account count Jen's from around the world including the old British giant beefeater that company alone sold almost three million cases of Jin last year so so how does a start up break through the noise with attention getting innovations if you're marcus pickering and Mat Gamel two friends who launched pickering's things in a former dog Kennel and twenty thirteen and followed up by refurbishing an old fire engine to dispense cocktails through its hoses of course they did but Brussel Al- sprouts Brussels sprouts according to one survey by Catcher brand hinds. We don't know why they are the single most hated vegetable in America but pickering's is Scottish. You say while their neighboring Brits put the sprouts at the top of their most detested list to now he was truly yeah. I loved them roasted. Maybe with some garlic in balsamic vinegar or Bacon for the last few years. They've been huge on restaurant menus. That's apparently because like pickering's brings. Restaurateurs also get that yes. There are a lot of haters out there but the people who love Brussel sprouts are passionate about these little tiny cabbages this Christmas Christmas pickering's will discover who loves who hates and how many of these Christmas ornaments they'll be able to in low cell. It's from Wendy. This is business Wednesday. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by Lane Appleton edited and produced by Emma Portland. Our executive producer is Marshall gained by or not Lopez for wondering I'm David Brown and we'll see you next week. This episode is brought to you by Centro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney bowes with with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your. Pc and you are back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale but only only when you visit P B dot com slash B._w. Daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.

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Outside the U.S., Renault Launches Sub-$10,000 EV

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05:24 min | 2 years ago

Outside the U.S., Renault Launches Sub-$10,000 EV

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney Leabeau's. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily they from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Thursday September twenty six you now now most people I know would like to own an all electric vehicle at the very least they're curious especially this month with gas prices edging upward after the drone attack on two major oilfields oilfields in Saudi Arabia that attack disrupted oil supplies more than any other oil related event in history even the nineteen seventy nine Iranian revolution according to USA Today so it's pretty likely we'll see gas prices continue to rise at least in the short term and even if it is a temporary hike drivers are showing more interest in zero emission transportation but oh the sticker shock the lowest priced electric cars in the US start around thirty thousand dollars a Tesla model three. That's the cheap one starts at thirty five thousand dollars. The luxury model s started about seventy five thousand even if you can get a federal or state tax credit. These prices are out of range for many people and electric vehicles won't get a groundswell globally until prices. Come down way down. What's needed pundits? Say is an electric car for all which is why Renault is getting Kudos for its newest electric vehicle which breaks the price barrier arear. It's an all electric version of the quid and economical car with a reputation for being solidly built the quid. That's K. W. W I D I launched an India for the equivalent of about four thousand dollars this month. Renault introduced the Renault City KS E E in China. It starts at less than sixty two thousand one approximately eight thousand seven hundred. US dollars according to Dr Reporter Edward Neater Meyer the the car has a stated range of about one hundred fifty five miles before you have to recharge the battery most EVT's average one hundred miles or so these days but at least the eight models available in the US can go more than two hundred miles including Tesla's model three at two hundred forty miles still given the Renault city vs very decent range and extremely low price the drives Eric neater Meyer is hailing it as a rugged and reliable vehicle suited for millions of first time I am car buyers in the developing world which he says is exactly what's needed to transform electric vehicles from luxury products for the wealthy here that Tesla Portion Jaguar agw into accessible transportation for everyone and in so doing make true progress toward a world of zero emissions at least on the road Chinese drivers will be able to buy one of the vehicles by the end of the year it or something a lot like it should hit Europe within the next five years. Renault said this month a new European Model EVI will be priced at no more than ten thousand euros or about eleven thousand American dollars or about the US market so far only about about one percent of autos in America are all electric. China and Europe are racing ahead and ev adoption because both regions are raising emission standards to require zero emissions vehicles USA Today reports Renault is currently the number one ev seller in Europe with an electric hatchback called the Zoe but competition for the cheapest subcompact these there is heating up from automakers Opel Peugeot and Volkswagen. VW Launches Subcompact called the ID three next. We're only a few months ago. We told you about the race. Among luxury automakers to develop electric vehicles autos that are fancier faster and longer range than each other her well now. Renault's kicking off race to capture budget minded drivers as well. The big question remains when will this race for affordability reach American from wandering this business wars daily. Have you considered buying electric vehicle apple if so which one tweet us at business force we love hearing from you. I'm David Brown back with you tomorrow. This episode is brought to you by send pro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your. Pc and you are back to business in no time time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit P B dot Com Slash V._W. Daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.

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Instagram Takes Action on Dangerous Weight Loss Ads

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04:26 min | 2 years ago

Instagram Takes Action on Dangerous Weight Loss Ads

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney goes. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily in from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Wednesday September twenty. Fifth instagram is about `bout to look a lot different for people under eighteen. The social media platform says he will no longer allow kids to see social media posts and ads promoting weight loss ause products in plastic surgery. It also take down altogether any ads that promise unrealistic changes like products that promise to make you lose is wait overnight. The platform is asking anyone concerned about misleading posts to report them to the platform for investigation instagram's new policy changes also affect facebook which owns instagram a corporate spokeswoman said they're cracking down on influence peddling diet and detox products out of concern for young people and to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel as a result of social media the move comes following campaigns by advocates for the body body positive movement including British actress Jamila Jameel Jimmy o one of the stars of the TV show. The good place has been working with instagram for months. She and others were concerned. That unrealistic airbrushed photos of influencers along with ads for unsafe unregulated products were harming social. Media media users especially teenagers. Jimmy runs an advocacy campaign called. I way which works to persuade people to value themselves for achievements in relationships relationships rather than appearance. Jimmy called out celebrities like the Kardashians advertising unproven weight loss products including teas and appetite suppressant lollipops products promising miracle weight loss or detox often include laxatives which can be dangerous when used incorrectly but but policing social media as everyone knows is hardly foolproof earlier this year instagram promised to remove misleading anti vaccine posts from the platform but two months later the Hashtag vaccines kill still appeared as a top result search on back scenes. CNN reported Pinterest instagram's the biggest rival also blocks weight loss in related ads but it goes further in July as we reported right here pinterest posted numerous evidence based exercises exercises intended to help people with anxiety and depression rowing understanding about the power of social media to influence young people is important so too are the moves moves instagram and Pinterest or making as actress Jamila Djamil told the BBC The new instagram policies a huge win in her fight against the Diet Detox Industry St last week on Highways Instagram page demille posted quoting here greedy influencers who pushed toxic products after find another way to scan the innocent people who follow from one is business wars daily. Hey listen collect this episode share with Prince and detection email a social media post or carrier Pigeon David Brown back. This episode is brought to you by Centro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping Shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with sen pro online from pitney bowes with WPRO. Online is just click sand and save for as low as is four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your PC and you are back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit pb dot com slash B V._W. Daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.

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Sorry Again, Charlie: Starkist Penalized $100 Million for Price Fixing

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04:38 min | 2 years ago

Sorry Again, Charlie: Starkist Penalized $100 Million for Price Fixing

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney Leabeau's. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily the from wonder I'm David Brown and this is business words daily on this Tuesday September twenty four remember this sorry Charlie Yep that's Charlie the famous starkist tuna who was wrong about everything he ever said we shared his famous phrase with you you late last October after star Kist pled guilty to federal felony charges of price-fixing along with competitors Bumblebee and chicken of the sea the company company had colluded to falsely keep prices high for two years between twenty eleven and twenty thirteen that was a real problem for retailers and consumers since the three companies any supply four fifths of all the canned tuna eaten in the US. The case has been under investigation for years last week. Federal judge finally handed star Kist a one one hundred million dollar fine for its actions one hundred million dollars. The maximum penalty allowed by law. The fine was a disappointment to star Kist which should complain to financial hardship and asked to pay only fifty million but the hardship argument didn't sway. US District Court Judge Edward Chen who said in effect sorry sorry Charlie. It's possible that greed was the motivation for the price fixing scheme but desperation may have also played a row remember when tuna sandwiches were almost as popular populars. PB and J. in school lunches will not so much anymore. Over the three decades that ended in twenty-six tuna sales declined by almost forty percent according to the Wall Street Journal title the paper reports that millennials are turning away from processed foods in droves last year star Kist Marketing and Innovation Executive told the journal a lot of millennials. Don't don't even own can openers with no can openers and millennials kitchen doors both star-kist the industry leader and Bumblebee are struggling Bumblebee which earlier paid twenty five million dollars in fines is reported to be considering bankruptcy. Both companies were allowed to pay their penalties interest free over five years but star. Kist which is a subsidiary of a Korean company called Dongwon group has also warned that it may lay off some of its twenty six hundred employees. It's also weighing whether to move a plant from American Samoa to Thailand Star. Kist says the investigation is now officially over but it is hardly the end of high profile price-fixing vice fixing investigations in the food business in July. The Department of Justice launched a criminal investigation into alleged price-fixing in the chicken industry. It is investigating instigating whether poultry giant Tyson foods and pilgrim's pride among others colluded to keep those prices artificially high if the allegations turn out to be true you the chicken industry doesn't have its tuna compatriots possible reasons for pushing prices higher chickens after all aren't processed food and so the poultry poultry providers can't blame their problems on the dearth of can openers and millennials kitchens. I'm wondering this is business wars daily. Hey if you like keeping up with a different business rivalry every day going to give five star rating reviewing favorite podcast stat which it it really helps new listeners and for that we thank I David Brown will be back with you tomorrow. This episode is brought to you by Centro. Oh online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with Sunpro online from Pitney bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right right from your PC and you are back to business in no time try it for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit. PBA EH DOT com slash B W daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.

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Lucky Stripe: Silicon Valley Fintech Startup Zooms to $35B in Value

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05:34 min | 2 years ago

Lucky Stripe: Silicon Valley Fintech Startup Zooms to $35B in Value

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney Leabeau's. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily the from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily happy Monday everyone. It may be the biggest his tech startup. You've never heard of unless you own your own business that is stripe and online payment service and outs last Thursday that it is now worth more than thirty five five billion dollars that's according to valuations by investors who just poured another two hundred fifty million into the company which helps small businesses accept payments over the Internet funding boosted stripes valuation by twelve billion dollars making it the third most valuable startup in the US according to Bloomberg that news outlet says only the we the company owner of we work and jewel the vape company are worth more and unlike those two companies stripe doesn't appear to be financially troubled as the week company is or struggling with controversy like jewel but if you're not familiar with this giant company well that's reasonable stripe handles back in payment systems for businesses ranging from tiny one person startups to mammoth businesses like airbnb lift facebook and shop affi- and its CEO and president the young brothers Patrick and John Collison in who founded the company have operated quietly without the flash of more well known Silicon Valley UNICORNS becomes roots sound like they were made for Silicon Valley origin origin story the Carlson's hail from drama near an Irish village with a population of one hundred and two while still in high school patrick and John moved to the US in founded business that managed transactions on Ebay then they sold it for five million dollars at ages nineteen and seventeen and each had brief stints at College John at Harvard and Patrick at Mit but the entrepreneurial bug had taken hold and two years later in two thousand ten. They founded stripe the point of their start up to take the pain out of what was then a clunky complicated task for businesses and shoppers alike. It took off quickly. Mostly by word of Mouth College soon went by the wayside. One of their first funders was Peter Thiel. One of pay pal founders fast forward to today and stripe not only helps businesses process payments. It's expanding into other areas areas of finance last week announced a new lending arm called Stripe capital and stripe corporate credit card strike plans to use its new funding mm to continue expanding geographically. It has its ion eight new countries at its heart though the brothers want to enable new businesses to get off the ground by streamlining payments. Amos no matter where their customers are despite its fairytale like origin story stripe isn't without competition far from it. Its closest. Rival is square now. That's the company that offers those little square devices that lets you take credit card payments from your mobile device twitter founder. Jack Dorsey Co founded square both businesses now process hundreds of millions of transactions both companies forgo the monthly processing fees that banks charge businesses in charge flat rate fees instead and squares been making business loans for five years and boasts that it has lent more than five billion dollars so far still as of last Thursday stripe is now worth ten billion dollars more than square according to the New York Times back when Patrick can John Collison were still teenagers messing around trying to find their next business idea they found that the hardest thing about starting a new company was figuring out how to get paid paid. They seized on that problem as the right one to solve but today they say that less than eight percent of all commerce happens online so as big as they are and as big as their rivals square us to one thing seems certain when it comes to the growth of financial technology her you you ain't seen nothing yet from around wondering business worst do a quick favor and tell us more batch yourself visit one three dot com slash survey. We'd love learning more about I'm I'm David Brown. Thanks for listening and we'll be back. This episode is brought to you by send pro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping and mailing from your desk has has never been simpler than with San pro online from Pitney bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right at four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats packages right from your PC and you are back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit P B dot com slash B._w. Daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.

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Water Water Everywhere But Not a Spot to a Swim? Rent a Pool on Swimply

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06:23 min | 2 years ago

Water Water Everywhere But Not a Spot to a Swim? Rent a Pool on Swimply

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney goes. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily they from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily happy Friday everyone we've made it. I don't know about where you are but it's still awfully hot down here. In Austin the kind of heat that's best treated with the day the movies or a nice cool dip in the swimming pool boy. Does that sound good. The problem is most of us. Don't have swimming pools and most public pools get drained after Labor Day. So finding a spot to swim hasn't been the easiest task ask until recently when a startup named swiftly decided to take the airbnb approached pools using the swiftly APP. If you have a pool in your backyard and you want to make a little extra money you can offer strangers the opportunity to rent it out by the hour for feet considerate the sharing economy underwater order in a good way since I'm actively looking for weekend swim spot I thought at tested out went to the website plugged in my city Austin Texas and chose the same day hey to see what I could find. At the last minute. My search turned up seven pools ranging in price from twenty dollars an hour at the east side country club to one hundred dollars an hour or for a private pool with a hot tub in someone subdivision at it'd be fair. The Country Club looked pretty stark and that hundred dollar an hour pool looked clean and peaceful but all this begs the question. Do you trust swimming in a stranger's pool. How clean is it and who else might be there the CO founders twenty-two-year-old CEO Benhamlat skin and his business partner Asher Weinberger say they thought of that they contract with local pool maintenance companies to make sure you won't find anything Hickey in your rented pool as for Privacy in the New Yorker writer Bruce Handy reported that simply tries to ensure that is well L. for instance handy says owners are supposed to keep their window shades down no spying allowed but when handy made a test visit in Long Island the owner was laws peering out the window. That's pretty creepy but it could be worse. We imagine for those pools that are labeled. Nude friendly swim please. Origins is our humble more like a teenager snow shoveling or lawn mowing business than a Silicon Valley Gig Economy Startup home from college in Lakewood New Jersey a couple of summers ago last skin got the idea while swimming in a neighbor's unused pool his family had been paying the neighbor for the privilege as Handy writes in The New Yorker Alaskan thought it could be a real business using Google Earth lasker found eighty pools nearby and contacted their owners all but four refused to talk to him but those four will they agreed to list their APU for rent and swiftly was born though at the time last game had no idea that it would eventually be a real business with pools in so far thirty thirty six states swiftly took off fast on the back of a homemade website and a newspaper at the business grew more than thirty pools in just a couple of weeks and and then lastly told Handy. MSNBC mentioned simply and Alaskans website crashed a year later. Alaskan dropped out of college to go full time with the new business today he and Weinberger have a professional website liability insurance for hosts and even rental Porta potties for hosts who are really busy to afford all of this simply charges the pool owners commissions and takes a small fee from swimmers. The metrics around the business seem a little loosey Goosey in one of the many articles covering simply the founders say some hosts. You're making four thousand dollars a month renting out their pools in other that number climbed to ten thousand to fifteen thousand dollars a month regardless of what the true earnings really are one thing is most likely true for many families. The backyard Dr Pool begins as an enthusiasm and winds up as a wasteland swiftly turns it back into something thoroughly useful. How long will it take for a rival pool. Sharing during company to pop up possibly not very long but for now swiftly doesn't appear to have a head to head or should we say a pooled pool competitor but within the wider recreation industry will there are more and more airbnb like apps for almost anything you want to do you could choose a different recreation creation sharing. APP and look for a campsite on Hip Camp Ra- shared RV on outdoorsy or if you'd rather be on the water then underneath it you could rent wants someone sailing vessel get my boat he's I'll think about my next rented adventure while I float on my back in the sun at that pool out in the Texas from what this business wars daily this week's episodes were ridden edited and produced Appleton edited and produced by M our executive producer Marshall created by or Non Lopez. I'm David Brown around. We'll see at the pool next week. This episode is brought to you by Centro. 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Amazon Tests Hand-Scanning Checkouts

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05:32 min | 2 years ago

Amazon Tests Hand-Scanning Checkouts

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney Leabeau's. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily they uh from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business worse daily on this Thursday September twelfth. You know that Ole joke someone goes to a Cadillac Shin raises her hand to scratch your nose and all of a sudden she finds she's bid on and won a cow. That actually happened to my producer years ago. Although luckily she didn't have to take it home well think about that while you think about this. Amazon is testing out a system that would allow you to well will raise your hand to pay for stuff at the checkout counter instead of Swiping your credit card or waving your phone at a scanner you just hold up your hand nearest scanner without actually truly touching it. No you might not buy a cow by mistake but I can imagine a few things that could go wrong but let's get serious for a second the system. Amazon John is experimenting with his code named Orville. Maybe after one of the Wright brothers who knows according to popular mechanics hand geometry was first patented in Nineteen eighty-five five making it ancient by high tech innovation standards the F. B. I. Says Hand Geometry has been widely used for things like employee attendance and access excess to protected places from the residential village at the nineteen ninety six summer Olympics to Walt Disneyworld to create a profile you lay your hand down on on a flat surface and a camera captures several photos of your hand and the shadows it casts the system then analyzes thirty one thousand data points and ninety measurements and translates them into a new Miracle Algorithm and while Ah an in-depth geometric hand profile this biometric technology technology is currently accurate to within one ten thousand of one percent but that's not good enough for Amazon which is trying to tune it up and make it accurate for it to within a millionth of one percent. Amazon is hoping to Roll Orville out at whole foods within months to use it an Amazon prime customer would create a hand profile and link it to their Amazon account once that's done to check out. You'd hold up your hand to a special scanner. Checking out would take only three three hundred milliseconds. Give or take a millisecond. If you're truly time starved you'll appreciate the dramatic improvement. A typical checkout now takes a full three to four seconds. According to the New York Post right now. Amazon workers are testing out old Orville by hand scanning snacks from a handful of vending machines in Amazon's John's New York offices why use hand geometry rather than say facial recognition concerns over surveillance make most consumers rather rather wary of being tracked that way but Amazon may be banking on the notion that we've gotten so used to using our fingerprints to unlock our phones or access APPs. We won't worry about sharing our hand. Profiles still a privacy expert interviewed by The New York Post warned that if someone hacks stores system they they could steal the stored hand profiles solving that identity theft problem would be an even greater nightmare than the ones. We're already familiar with. She said dead according to an email newsletter called the Hustle Amazon is far from the only tech company interested in using our physical bodies to make shopping easier this week apple patented a watch strap that can identify US via the skin on our wrists and use that skin data to speed up the checkout process as the hustled says it's all part of a plan to take all of the friction out of paying for things the easier and faster it is to check out of a store. The less we feel the pain of paying they tell us and when we don't feel the pain of paying you guessed it we spend more money. I'm wondering this business daily would pay raise your hands. Would you use your hand to check out a whole foods or any other store. Why or why not tweet at business we'd love to hear from. I'm David Brown back back with you tomorrow. This episode is brought to you by Centro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with sent pro. The online from Pitney bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your. Pc and you are back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.

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VF Corp. Stops Buying Brazilian Leather While Amazon Burns

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05:21 min | 2 years ago

VF Corp. Stops Buying Brazilian Leather While Amazon Burns

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney goes. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily in Uh from wonder I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Wednesday September eleven. The Amazon is he's burning as we now know in late August aerial photographs showing Sao Paulo plunged into darkness in the middle of the day stunned the world that day turn night eclipse lips was a mystery at first but soon it became clear that the cause was some eighty thousand fires burning thousands of miles away in the Amazon rainforest the F. Corporation the multibillion dollar owner of Timberland vans shoes and the north face does not want any part of it late last month it announced that it will stop buying vying Brazilian leather. It won't start again the company said until quote we have the confidence and assurance that the materials used in our products do not contribute due to environmental harm in the country so what does footwear have to do with fires well. The fires on the edges of the Amazon are result of deforestation the station in drought loggers farmers and ranchers cut down trees often illegally they also set fires to clear vast swaths of ranchland mostly to fulfill the world's growing demand for beef. There are fires in the Amazon every year but the number of blazes this year is up about eighty percent over last year according to CNN the news outlet reports that the growth in the blazes is purposeful a result of pro beef industry policies promoted by Brazil's president gyroscope scenario Brazil is the world's largest exporter of beef Bolsonaro says he is not to blame the Amazon rainforest plays a huge role in mitigating climate change. The area is so enormous that unharmed it produces about twenty percent of the world's oxygen BEF Corp says it makes about five hundred million products a year making it one of the largest users of raw all materials in its industry in its effort to improve the company sustainability. VF Corp has been overhauling its supply chain by twenty twenty one. The company claims it will reduce the environmental impact of its raw materials by thirty five percent. Now one of those materials is leather Timberland. You know the Conic Yellow Boot Company is. VF's largest leather user leather is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. That's because of land-use changes like clearing parts parts of the rainforest. It's also do the copious amounts of methane made by the cattle themselves v F says fifteen percent of its greenhouse gas emissions come from leather weather. It's largest contributors cotton at more than forty percent given its public commitment to cleaning up the supply chain. It's response to the Amazon fires. This makes sense. One of Timberland's biggest rivals is doc Martin maker of the iconic Black boot. The British brand earned revenues news of about three hundred fifty million pounds last year up twenty percent from the year before the much smaller brand has made no public supply chain commitment similar to those of the F. Corp but like the F. It belongs to a consortium called the leather working group which sources materials from tanneries that attempt to reduce the environmental impact of leather processing icing on its own the corpse decision isn't likely to have much effect on Brazil's commitment to fighting fires in the Amazon but often where one company goes rose so go others and when they do together they have an impact so to do shoppers who as we pointed out here more and more lately are increasingly concerned about where their products come from and what effects they may be causing. We're not on the planet from one. This is business workday. Hey do us a favor and take nick few seconds to tell us more about yourself is visit. ONE RE DOT com slash survey sweet love learning about thanks a bunch. I'm David Brown will in this episode is brought to you by central online from Pitney bowes shipping in

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Ski Resort Wars Are Heating Up: Better Buy Your Ski Pass Now

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05:34 min | 2 years ago

Ski Resort Wars Are Heating Up: Better Buy Your Ski Pass Now

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney Leabeau's. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily the UH from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Tuesday September tenth hot out there well well if you're a skier no matter whether you're sweating and turning up the air conditioner as you listen to this. It's time to think about buying your ski pass. That's because the ski industry he has been consolidating over the last few years. Colorado giants Vail Resorts and Altarum Mountain Company has been doing two things each has been buying up resorts across the country country and abroad and they've been creating huge season pass programs the give pass holders access to the mountains they own as well as to partner resorts all over the globe globe as the two fierce rivals focus on selling more and more season passes daily lift ticket prices get ever more jaw-dropping last season season daily passes to vail or beaver creek another high end. Colorado resort broke two hundred dollars for the first time making those to Vail owned resorts the most expensive in the US. That's a hefty fee especially. If you want to bring the kids why so pricey will impart the strategies to force you to make the comparison and determined that a pass is far more economical than buying daily lift tickets why spend two hundred nine dollars to ski for a Single Day at Vale when you could good spent about a thousand dollars to ski all winter whether you're in Vermont or Utah even Japan for people who are sure they want to ski at least a few days this it's winter a pass from one company or the other can save you a bunch of money. Veils epoch pass is good at sixty nine different resorts the icon which Altera Tehrik created just last year will get you into forty one resorts from Colorado steamboat to the icons newest European Destination Zermatt in Switzerland. It's not easy to give a head to head comparison on prices because the potential combinations are dizzying. Do you want ski in only one state while there's a price for that. I want unlimited skiing including over holidays everywhere. That's different current prices unveils season passes range from about four hundred dollars for local resorts to nine hundred sixty nine dollars to ski anywhere including new resorts in Japan and Australia. Alturas cost around five hundred dollars for local resort pass say Colorado's winter park to just over a thousand bucks for access to all forty. One destinations and there are discounts for veterans teran's in children and for people who can skip the most popular holiday times. If you're shopping get actress spreadsheets depending on how much you ski either pass could save you megabucks compared to a single day lift ticket but you knew this was coming. There's a catch to get these discounts. You have to be a planner owner low prices and before Thanksgiving that's because a few years ago the rivals parent companies realized it would be smart to book revenue while Violets still warm out there rather than waiting for unpredictable Mother Nature to deliver customers early season pass revenue wooden just smooth out the bumpy nature of the ski a business it would give each company predictable revenue stream and for Vail boost share prices just like subscription businesses everywhere of course if you're an individualist. They're still bumper stickers on old vehicles in the Colorado rockies that say F- Vale you can still find an independent independent mountain or to those family mountains whether in Colorado or any other mountain state or often more down to earth not to mention cheaper than the glitzy resorts. It's being swallowed up by Vail and Al-Tara so grab that icy drink soak up just a bit more summer and start dreaming I mean but you you for the winters from wondering wondering this is business wars daily listen to like our show. Take a second and gives five star rating in a review on your favorite podcast APP. It really helps new listeners finders and for for that we thank you David Brown back with you tomorrow. All this episode is brought to you by send pro online from Pitney Bowes Shipping and mailing from your desk. Ask has never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney bowes with Cipro. Online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's that's right. Four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your. Pc and you are back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale but only when you visit P B dot com slash B._w. Daily that's P._B. Dot Com slash B W daily.

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Walmart Ends Handgun Ammunition Sales, Bans Open Carry

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06:11 min | 2 years ago

Walmart Ends Handgun Ammunition Sales, Bans Open Carry

"This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney Leabeau's. Try It free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily the UH from wintry. I'm David Brown and this is business awards daily on this Monday September ninth while you probably heard the headlines Walmart will no longer sell handgun ammunition in announced the change one month after twenty two people were shot and killed in a Walmart store in El Paso Texas. You'll also stop selling certain kinds of ammunition intended for hunting rifles but which can be used so-called assault style rifles as well. USA Today reported Walmart Mart currently sells about twenty percent of all ammunition sold in the US these actions it says will reduce that percentage to somewhere between six and nine percent. Walmart sells far fewer handguns ammunition. Currently the chain sells handguns only in Alaska. Those sales will end as well. The company stopped selling selling assault style rifles in two thousand fifteen and raise the age of all gun buyers to twenty one last year following the mass shooting in Parkland Florida in a memo to employees posted the Walmart website last Tuesday. CEO Doug McMillan said that he was moved to action by the El Paso shooting but also by numerous other events just in the past month alone own a few days before to employees were fatally shot by another employee in a Walmart in South Haven Mississippi since El Paso there urban mass shootings in Dayton Ohio and Midland and Odessa Texas all of which CEO McMillan referenced in his memo Social Media Lit up with calls for Walmart to get out of the firearms business immediately. After the passer shooting Walmart employees organized a walkout protesting Walmart's business and an employee led change dot org petition calling for Walmart restrict firearm sales and and both open and concealed carry in its stores received one hundred forty thousand signatures the Washington and Post reported Walmart is now asking customers not to carry guns into both Walmart and Sam's clubs in the twenty two states that have open carry laws in the memo. McMillan says it's doing so because workers and customers have been frightened by quoting here multiple incidents since El Paso where individuals attempting to make a statement and test are responsive responsive entered our stores carrying weapons close quote. He added that some customers carrying lawfully unintentionally created situations where employees call all law enforcement and evacuated stores by asking customers not to carry openly. Walmart is hoping to avoid future incidents. McMillan said the chain will continue to to allow people with permits to carry concealed weapons where concealed carry is lawful. Walmart said it will sell out its current inventory of ammunition. It didn't specify the size is or value of that inventory nor long expects to take before it runs out the chain is attempting to balance the new policies while still serving hunters and other sportsmen and keeping gun rights advocates in mind it will continue to sell long barrel deer rifles and shotguns along with hunting apparel and accessories gun control and gun rights advocates advocates reacted predictably with gun control activists welcoming these moves by the country's largest retail chain and pressuring Walmart to go further on the other hand the the NRA called Walmart's policy changes quote shameful still CEO Doug Macmillan wrote to the White House and Congress advocating for stronger background checks he called on Congress to renew debates on the assault weapons ban stopping short of endorsing the ban outright hours after Walmart made its announcement cement kroger the country's largest grocer also announced it would ask customers not to carry openly in its doors. The supermarket chain ended gun and ammunition sales in the months following the Parkland shooting. Walmart's biggest brick and mortar competitor target has been called the quote Liberal Walmart mostly for its stance on guns runs. It doesn't sell firearms or ammunition. In the early nineteen nineties it stopped selling toy guns designed to look like the real thing and it asked customers not to carry firearms arms into its stores five years ago in twenty fourteen. CEO McMillan says Walmart serves more than sixty percent of America's consumers in any given month month have given Walmart's pervasiveness. It's new gun. Policies may cause real change in part by spurring other companies like Kroger to follow its lead. One thing is for sure. These moves are certain to inspire even more intense debates between gun control and gun rights advocates. Hello from one this business Wednesday. If you like our show share with you could do that easily bright for most podcastone sir. 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Schick Creates Club for Bald Guys

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05:15 min | 2 years ago

Schick Creates Club for Bald Guys

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney goes. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit p._b._a. Dot com slash b w daily the uh from wondering i'm david brown and this is business wars daily. Hey we made it to friday. Everyone congratulations when i told you about the owner of schick razors acquiring the hot direct to consumer company harry's razors back in may. I had no idea that i was doing any kind of fortune telling but it turns out that something i mentioned well. It's a big deal and that is this. The online site vox pen defy story about the multibillion dollar shaving market arket shrinking because americans are aging well at the time. The vox reporter wrote tongue in cheek of course when you get old. You don't grow as much hair so you don't shave as much and then end unrelated. You die here that you don't grow as much hair well. Schick is paying very close attention to all of our bald spots in wants is to celebrate our shiny heads and of course sell more razors in the process so it's launching the b. i. P. club which stands for <hes> bald important people got that as its name suggests. The b i p is exclusive. The only way to join is to prove that you are indeed bald by visiting the b. i. p. website and having your head scanned by a special vision recognition technology app prove your head is actually reflective surface and not only can you join this edgy group. You'll get to enter a contest for a trip to new york and invite to a splashy event but bald ist party ever. They're calling it during new york's famous fashion week proud of your naked noggin. Well mark your calendars september thirteenth. We're not quite sure how much fun and exclusive group of ball guys might have not for us to ask why the party planners are likely having a field asics business strategists are hard at work behind the scenes the point of the be i._p. Of course is to sell chicks line of extreme disposable razors shit claims this line has a legacy of helping guys master after the art of head shaving who knew well whatever you think of a party featuring head-shaving stations bald influencers the whole idea of a bald important people is pretty smart marketing. Wouldn't you say as the online trade publication marketing dive points out eighty. Five percent of men over the age of fifty have thinning thinning hair. That's a virtually untapped market for razor makers and those sales have to come from somewhere schick sells its razors through brick and mortar retailers and and those sales have been losing ground to online razor makers harry's and the dollar shave club of course schick parent edge well now owns harry's a shrewd move but the company is still trying trying to support chicks brick and mortar sales shit claims that people who shave their heads shaved three times as often as men who shave their beards and mustaches by targeting getting a market that looks on the face of it anyway to offer a ton of opportunity schick is trying to stave off gillette speight. The legacy razor company is so weekday its owner proctor and gamble runoff eight billion dollars from its books essentially that means p. and g. adjusted gillette's value downward citing what we already know that fewer men are shaving their facial hair just because those relatively few men who already shaved their head shave often however does not mean that ships bald important important people initiative will catch on will be able to transform baldness from frustrating too fashionable well. That could be a lot harder. Her schick is banking from wondering this is is business wars day. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by elaine appleton grain edited and produced by hammer portland. Our executive producer is marshall created by or non lopez. I'm david brown and we'll see you next week. So this episode is brought to you by send pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from from your desk has never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety eighty nine cents. That's right four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your p._c. And you are back to business in no time. Try it for free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale but only when you visit p b dot com slash b._w. Daily that's p._b. Dot com slash b w daily.

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Apple Says Sorry for Siri Spying

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04:55 min | 2 years ago

Apple Says Sorry for Siri Spying

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney leabeau's. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit p._b._a. Dot com slash b w daily the uh from wondering this business words daily on this thursday september fifth. Hey siri with the eavesdropping being already that thought might cross your mind after it came to light that apple employees and third party contractors were listening to recordings of our conversations with siri apple says it was automatically saving voice recordings for technical reasons so human evaluators could assess the quality of series responses. A practice apple calls grading. Many of those evaluators were not apple employees but subcontractors then in late july. One of those contractors became a whistle missile blower. The person who went unidentified reported that these human evaluators we're listening to regular siri commands like hey siri. Where's the nearest gas station as well as is conversations recorded accidentally by siri for instance when the voice assistant was awakened by mistake unbeknownst to the speaker some of those interactions included things like confidential doctor patient meetings drug deals and people having sex well after that embarrassing news came to light the british newspaper the guardian apple temporarily halted the practice of human evaluations then last week on apple's blog company officials apologized adjudged saying they had failed to live up to the company's high ideals apple tried to use its commitment to privacy as competitive advantage over competitors google on amazon apple also promised a number of changes it will no longer automatically keep audio recordings and for now. It's suspending what it calls. Its grading program graham. It'll start that grading again later this fall after it makes certain software improvements and with a number of changes intended to reassure skittish angry customers when apple resumes the program you'll need to opt in. If you wanna share your audio samples with apple and you can opt out whenever you want to and no matter what apple won't give any more recordings to third party workers the company promised last week the company also said listens to a tiny sample of siri requests point. Oh two percent it d- identifies the recordings keeping track of them through strings of random numbers rather than for instance your phone number while apple's apple's apology made headlines. It didn't necessarily make users feel much better. Apple is now facing lawsuits over the so-called privacy breaches indeed the voice assistant privacy. Issue may be giving apple headaches right now but it's also a problem for google amazon and facebook according to c._n._n. Google stopped having contractors contractors. Listen to google assistant recordings in early august also early last month. Amazon changed its alexis settings to provide users with more control over their recordings. Baseball is also said to have stopped hume evaluation of some audio recordings ironically apple ceo. Tim cook has been calling for increased privacy regulations in may he told diane sawyer of a._b._c. news that quote privacy itself has become a crisis and deeded. Has hey siri this. This story won't be going away anytime soon. I'm wondering this is business daily. Hey if you like our podcast tele friend had a subscribe for free because word of mouth is best friend. You know the ride intentional kind trying to gordon brown. We'll be back with you tomorrow. So this episode is brought to you by central online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from from your desk has never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety thirty nine cents. That's right four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your p._c. And you are back to business in no time. Try it for free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale but only when you visit p b dot com slash b._w. Daily that's p._b. Dot com slash b w daily.

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"pitney bowes shipping" Discussed on Optimal Finance Daily

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02:10 min | 2 years ago

"pitney bowes shipping" Discussed on Optimal Finance Daily

"This is optimal finance daily episode nine nineteen. Should i get a credit card part. Two by the finance twins of the finance twins dot com and again. I'm dan. I'm your host here on optimal finance daily and i am here each and every weekday reading to you from some of the very best personal finance blogs on the planet and and thank you to send pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with send pro online from pitney bowes with santa pro online. It's just click click send and save for as low as four ninety nine. That's four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you who visit p._b._a. Dot com slash finance that's p._b. Dot com slash finance now. Today is a continuation from yesterday so if you are new here would would probably be best to start with yesterday's episode. I that's nine eighteen but if you are all caught up let's get right to part two as we optimize your life sir sir should i get credit card part. Two by the finance twins of the finance twins dot com debit records still provide protection against theft the security concerns sound scary and they are but the reality is that the big national banks will still not hold you liable liable for fraudulent transactions. If you report the card missing immediately before charges are made for many banks. They will only hold you liable for the first fifty dollars if you report the fraud within two days. This isn't zero but your emergency fund is there for a reason. The data says it all far more americans will be filing bankruptcy in twenty eighteen gene due to a mountain of credit card debt from overspending then due to fraudulent expenses on their accounts. If you want to justify getting credit card for the security benefits this. This is not a good enough reason if you aren't sure you'll be able to spend responsibly in addition if you normally use cash for a lot of your transactions using a credit card for cash cash advance at an a._t._m. Is strongly expensive. The interest rates on these withdrawals can go up to thirty five percent which is shockingly high to put that number.

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Shanghai Shoppers Flood Costcos First Store in China

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05:42 min | 2 years ago

Shanghai Shoppers Flood Costcos First Store in China

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shopping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney leabeau's. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit p._b._a. Dot com slash b w daily in uh from wondering i'm david brown in this business wars daily on this wednesday september four think the costco in your neighborhood is crowded well. Let's got nothing on china's new costco which opened last week in shanghai shoppers waited in line for hours to be the first to get into the store videos on social media media showed the first customer squeezing to get in underneath the doors as they were opening other shoppers waited up to three hours for a parking spot. The first costco in china open just as the trade war between the u._s. and china reached new heights but none of the tension between the two countries was evident on opening day. Tariffs didn't stop chinese customers from scooping up everything from giant teddy bears to pizza ovens luxury handbags maine lobster multi chinese alcohol and costco's store branded signature nuts. Indeed shoppers were so frenzied that some got physical to get what they wanted. The washington post reported that customers were grabbing for portions of pork while the butcher was still slicing it new stores overwhelming popularity may not have come as a surprise to costco leadership however which planned the launched launched religiously and took their time but its magnitude came as a surprise to observers of the chinese grocery business say foreign operators have struggled there until until recently chinese shoppers preferred local stores forcing foreign supermarket chains to concede defeat britain's tesco spain's dea and france's dances carrefour have all left china according to the financial times. Germany's metro is in the process of pulling out costco competitors. Sams club owned by walmart has twenty four chinese locations and has been there for a couple of decades but after all this time sam's club is still struggling to get more than a single digit market share the times times adds other big box chains have also suffered both home depot and best buy left the country still like costco other international grocers aren't ready eddie to give up on china's increasingly wealthy and sizeable middle-class possibly for good reason german discount grocer aldi opened three stores stores in china in june as they did for costco last week shoppers lined up around the block waiting to snap up local items like chicken feet and salted duck eggs and european delicacies like steamed dumplings with sausage and sauerkraut and cheap beer. Chinese shoppers have very specific needs so merchandising for costco's. I store was key to a successful launch for instance. They want both local products like the salted duck eggs alley and heavily discounted luxury. Sorry goods from abroad like costco's maine lobsters and luxury handbags. They also like to see new products offered often might golden and american branding executive who's slipped in shanghai for almost twenty years managed costco's pre launch promotion. He says costco sold more membership cards pre-opening then in any other market and chalk that up in part to costco's careful merchandising with thousands of memberships presold golden new opening day would be we crowded but he added that the members exuberance was surprising especially in shanghai where people tend to play it cool cool they they were not so many shoppers stream to costco for miles around that the traffic outside came to a standstill local officials demanded that kosco osco closed the store early for safety sake beginning on the stores second day. Costco is allowing only two thousand people in at a time costco executive cutive say they're planning another chinese store within two years walmart plans to open sixteen more sam's clubs in the country by twenty twenty according to yahoo finance even as sam's club a plans more stores. You can be sure that walmart aldean every other foreign retailer trying to make inroads into china will be gleaning every bit of information <unk> mation they can from costco's over the top launch success trade war four no trail them. This is business wars day. We stay on top of the day's latest business. Rivalries brings them to you every morning in today's episode that subscribe button on your favorite pastime. I'm david brown. We share thank you for listening. See you tomorrow. This episode is brought to you by centro. 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Twitter War Fuels Rush on Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

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05:51 min | 2 years ago

Twitter War Fuels Rush on Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney leabeau's. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit p._b._a. Dot com slash b w daily in <music> from wondering i'm david brown and this is business wars daily on this tuesday september third. I just can't help what myself a twitter war between popeye's and chick-fil-a is made some people just as bad as wet hands okay now. That's off my chest seriously. If you haven't heard about this twitter award. Let me get you caught up on august twelve popeye's debuted a new chicken sandwich called simply the sandwich. It was the fast food chains biggest launch of a new menu a new item in thirty years and as many observers have noted popeye's chicken sandwich seemed an awful lot like chick fil a.'s classic delicacy crunchy batter fried chicken pickles and spicy or bland mayonnaise squished you know brioche bun to some it was outright fast food plagiarism and two others. The popeye sandwich was just <hes> finger licking good on twitter one. This jato tweeted popeye's spicy chicken. Sandwich is the best thing i've ever had in my entire life. Clearly that couldn't stand not if you're chick-fil-a in a very mild case of poultry peak aac chick-fil-a reminded the twitter verse which fast food chain rightfully owns the chicken sandwiches storied legacy. The company posted a math problem bun plus. The chicken plus pickles equals all the love for the original. Get it you saw it here. First chick-fil-a wanted to remind everyone politely of course since since chick-fil-a must protect its reputation for stellar customer service it wouldn't do to be snarky well as twitter wars do this one blew up feeling thing henpecked twitter's had to respond and they did in huge flocks so popeye's which originated in louisiana and is now headquartered in florida fought back with just two carefully chosen southern words words which in other circumstances could inside a schoolyard brawl over a re tweet of chick-fil-a fillets math problem popeye's asked y'all good and with that as buzzfeed wrote the gauntlet was thrown twitter became a buzz as it is wont to do and for a few minutes there the heat was not about political fights but about who makes the best fried chicken sandwich naturally lesser chicken sandwich sellers wendy's shake shack rush to join the fight and every poultry player benefited gaining likes re tweets and followers but none more so ban popeye's which picked up twenty five thousand new followers in just a few days c._n._b._c. reported in the real world popeye's was loving this twitter war and the sales it spurred knowing that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Some customers tried to sell their sandwiches for hundreds of dollars. The washington post reported popeye's ran out of chicken sandwiches in some locations and began warning that they could soon become as scarce as hen's teeth then had happened. They ran out store by store and they had to post handwritten signs on their windows. Telling anxious diners that there were no more of the sandwiches by august twenty six six just fourteen days after launch there was nary a popeye sandwich to be found from coast to coast and that of course spark yet more tweets by customers clucking clucking their disapproval to that popeye's tweeted it will soon bring back the sandwich permanently this time now this being twitter in two thousand nineteen the controversy he did spark a lot of serious discussion and a superbly written piece in vox about the health of factory farmed poultry the labor conditions on those farms and in fast food restaurants and the exhaustion of popeye's workers toiling sixty hours a week because of our love of batter fried birds and it spawned a lot of other political talk to along with discussion about the racial racial differences in the markets for chick-fil-a popeye's but we won't get any of that here instead for the final say or we should call it the final cluck perhaps we'll turn to food writer and soul food scholar adrienne miller who says i thought it was a very fun food fight and nothing deeper than that although like the thousands on twitter miller miller couldn't resist weighing in i've had both sandwiches. He says and i give a slight nod to popeye's from what i've read. This is business wars daily. Now we cannot resist which sandwiches your favorite tweet us business wars. We really want to know hey. Thanks so much for listening. I'm david brown back with tomorrow. This episode is brought to you by centro. Online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with sen pro online online from pitney bowes with wpro online is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats packages right from your p._c. And you were back to business in no time. Try it for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit p._b. Dot com slash v._w. Daily that's p._b. Dot com slash b w daily.

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Struggling Fitbit Adds Subscription Service, Launches New Do-Everything Watch

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05:09 min | 2 years ago

Struggling Fitbit Adds Subscription Service, Launches New Do-Everything Watch

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney beaus. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit p._b._a. Dot com slash b w daily <hes> <hes> uh from wondering i'm david brown and this is business wars daily at the start of a new week happy labor day friends for those of you who have a smart watch. We have a question. How necessary do you find. We're betting that you just might leave the house without it sometimes but that your smartphone phone is always with you that sound familiar well the makers of smart watches or on a quest to make them just as essential to our everyday lives as our smartphones are and to do that apple and rival fit have been transforming their watches from relatively simple fitness trackers into potentially life-saving digital health devices. You may have heard our story in february about fitbit and apple watch users who said their lives were saved when they're smart watches alerted them to very fast or very slow heartbeats and they sought medical help will now fit bid is transforming its devices into accessories that do everything from tracking your heart rate to your weight loss to your sleep and beyond last week it announced a new ten dollars a month subscription service called fitbit premium. The service offers workouts access to health coaches and personalized health reports but you can and bring to your doctor. The company also announced the next version of its smartwatch the versa too in a humorous ad campaign called. What else could they do. Fit bit implied that diversity versity can do pretty much anything. One of the most significant changes is that you can now talk to the versa using amazon's alexa voice technology the fitbit ad campaign shows users ranging from herod workers to sweaty exercisers commanding the versa to to delay a meeting call up a spotify playlist ensured that they're entree really is begin even provide conversation fodder for a first date. The implication is that the verse two is essential to helping you get through your days as the campaigns punchline. The versa too can do virtually everything you could want but it can't predict whether you'll get a second date. The two hundred dollar our watch will go on sale. September fifteenth behind the humor is a serious likely painful transformation of fitbit strategy for the last couple of years the price your apple watch soared word in sales while fitbit's business struggled analysts say shoppers were willing to pay higher prices for more features including apples e._k._g. App and a fall detector hector up against such tough competition fitbit has had a tough time. Its stock price was down to less than three dollars. A share prior to this announcement so fitbit's bits leaders are attempting to morph the device maker into a software and services company that will generate profits from subscriptions starting with the new fitbit premium sure sure the initial service offers consumer wellness services but i wonder whether fitbit's devices and future smart watches from all companies will continue to be seen as fun consumer boomer trackers or were they'll cross the line and become outright medical devices after all fitbit promises that subscription service will eventually help you manage of chronic conditions like diabetes heart disease high blood pressure and sleep apnea and fitbit claims all of the data you'll be able to track will help your physician improve. Move your care as fit transformed from a hardware company into a software services maker. It's prophets are taking a hit but overtime. Fitbit won't just just be more help centric business. It's likely to become financially healthier too <music> from wondering this is business wars daily. Hey listen if you like our show. Hop on over your favorite podcast app. Give us five star rating truly helps other listeners by this and we are so thanks for listening. I'm david brown will be back in this episode is brought to you by centro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with centro online from pitney bowes with simple online line is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats packages right from your p._c. And you were back to business in no time. Try it for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit p._b. Dot com slash v._w. Daily that's p._b. Dot com slash b w daily.

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Mountain Dew Turns Mistake into Marketing Win

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04:56 min | 2 years ago

Mountain Dew Turns Mistake into Marketing Win

"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney leabeau's. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit p._b._a. Dot com slash b w daily the uh for i'm wondering i'm david brown and this is business wars daily happy friday everyone well. It's every manager's nightmare chimaera public mistake one so obvious factually inaccurate but there's just no hiding it. That's exactly what happened to the marketing department. At mountain dew the iconic connick soda brand owned by pepsico back in june. The brand launched a campaign called the do nited states intending to celebrate the uniqueness of all fifty states is it designed bottle specific to each state and promised prizes to soda drinkers who collected all fifty but it made one glaring geographical error over on one map. It mistakenly assigned ownership of the upper peninsula to wisconsin for the record. The upper peninsula belongs to michigan. That's the twenty six thousand thousand acres of land that separates lakes michigan and superior as fast company notes yeah. It's hardly a priority for most fortune five hundred companies but not surprisingly residents of the upper peninsula or the u._p. Is the call. The region were quite miffed. The guy who runs the u._p._s. twitter handle a man named bugsy sailor triple triple dog dared the brand to come out with a special upper peninsula branded mountain dew and to give a free case to every u._p. Resident well. We wouldn't be too surprised to find business schools using this case as an example of what to do when you're caught in a blender pepsico took bugsy sailor seriously asli that's right within a day mountain dew vice president of marketing nico- portwood got in touch with sailor assured him the brand would make a special upper peninsula salah bottle now. They needed suggestions for what to put on it. Portwood asked residents of the u._p. They're called uber's to tell pepsi co. What was special about the remote region then the brand designed new label and plastered on nine hundred six bottles of mountain dew gave the sodas away at the upper peninsula state fair where by the way they also gave the ninety thousand attendees chance to dunk mountain dew employees in a dunk tank talk about eating crow more seriously. The brand also redid digital t._v. commercials commercials giving the upper peninsula back to its rightful state on the map. What pepsico couldn't do was to sell the branded soda to come out with quickly one thing to navigate the tricky approval processes and regulations necessary to put it on store shelves well that would have taken too long portwood told fast company in the process mountain dew grew hundreds of thousands of new fans on social media mostly from the u._p. And got a boatload of publicity so what could have been an embarrassing flop turned into a refreshing win for a brand that unlike most sodas is still doing well rival coke as the country's most popular soda but surprisingly mountain dew is the fourth most popular soda in the country. That's according to the motley fool which says its success. Ass is largely regional mountain. Dew is particularly popular in appalachia. The south and the midwest and now in one tiny corner of michigan mountain dew is now number one problem wondering this is business business wars daily this week's episodes were written edited and produced by late apetit ran emma portland edits. The series executive producers marshall rated by for non lopez test one. I'm david brown have a great weekend. We'll see you next wandering. This episode is brought to you by centro. Online from pitney bowes shipping thing in mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as low as four four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats and packages right from your p._c. And you are back back to business in no time. Try it for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit p._b. Dot com slash v._w. He w daily that's p._b. Dot com slash b w daily.

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