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Monitor Show 13:00 08-25-2023 13:00
"Looking, you told me you were looking for, you were looking at a Rolex GMT Master II, which apparently is more expensive when it's used than it's new? Right, because if you buy a used one, you can get it today, right? I was looking at one of Wilson in Scarsdale yesterday, they had one for $16 ,000. If you buy it new, it's like $10 ,700. But you have to wait a few months, maybe a few years. Anyway, very interesting story. For Simone Foxman, I'm Matt Miller. This is Bloomberg. Joe Matthew starts right now. In four years that Biden has been there, people are going to say, I was doing better then than I am now. Bloomberg Sound On, politics, policy and perspective from DC's top names. So you got to work to get people back to work, but not only that, but to higher paying jobs. The Russian threat is being degraded and unfortunately it's being degraded at the cost of Ukrainian lives, blood, treasure. Bloomberg Sound On with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg Radio. He's already selling the mugshot. Welcome to the fastest show in politics. As Donald Trump's campaign begins merchandising the mugshot seen round the world after the former president surrendered in Atlanta, we'll look at the many trials he now faces with Bloomberg legal reporter Eric Larson and with Dave Ehrenberg. He's back with us today, the state attorney for Palm Beach County.
"rolex" Discussed on DerrickTalk
"But now you're out of, I don't know, probably a couple of thousand bucks for a watch. And he's not reciprocating your energy. He's not picking up the phone. He's not being cooperative. This is not the result that you expected. I would not purchase expensive gifts three months into a relationship. Buy him a card you want to buy. I don't know. Do men like flowers? I don't think so. Buy him a card. Buy him season tickets to a Marlins game or I don't know. Buy him some cologne, but a Rolex three months in, I think that was a premature gesture. And I think if you do things like that, you're going to always be disappointed because he's not going to buy you a Rolex. He probably is not financially able to purchase you a Rolex because you're financially able to do that. I think you said you were retired. So either you're just very financially stable and secure or you just wanted to really show this man how much you appreciate him. Either way, it was not a step in the right direction for you. And I'm sorry this happened. Don't continue to blow his phone up. Don't continue to call him. Wait for him to reach out. If not, then I think you would just have to accept the fact that, you know, he's playing games and it's time to wipe the slate clean with this guy. Chandler or whatever the guy's name is, because you have to take this as a lesson learned. expensive Never purchase gifts for someone you you've been in a relationship with for three months. They have to prove they are worthy of those type of gifts. That's something you purchase for your husband, your spouse, your significant other, someone you've been with. You know, your boyfriend or something for years. But just to go buy a Rolex for someone that you've been dating for three months. I feel like that was a very, very bad move on your part, a bad judgment call. And I think, you know, maybe you scared him off by doing that because I think he understands by, you know, you buying him a Rolex. What the expectation is going to be something of a gratuitous nature on his part. Like, how does he come back from that? He would have to buy you another Rolex or some, you know, diamonds or some type of tennis bracelet. He would have to buy you something as expensive to kind of keep up with what you're doing. You understand? So maybe you scared him off. Maybe just give him a while and he'll come around and say, hey, I'm just going to give the watch. If I were him, I would just give it back. I would, because I understand that people don't do things like that with no expectation. There's always going to be something that she's expected in return when she purchases you a watch for a couple of thousand dollars. Either she's trying to buy your loyalty, your love, your appreciation, something. And you can't buy people, you know, love, respect, loyalty, all those things are supposed to come naturally. It doesn't always happen that way. Let's be realistic. But that's my thought process here on Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Remember, you know, you can't buy someone's love, their loyalty, their affection, their protection. They have to give and they have to want to voluntarily give you those things. Remember that you guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars. Take care, guys.
"rolex" Discussed on DerrickTalk
"To an early morning edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host Derrick Andre Flemming responding to an email from a woman in Florida. Her name is Laverne. Laverne says she purchased a very expensive piece of jewelry for a man, a friend. Well, actually more than a friend, someone she had been seeing for about three months. And she hasn't heard from him after she purchased him this very expensive Rolex watch for his birthday. This guy by the name of Chandler just kind of disappeared in the thin air. She says that she is 43. She is a Pisces and he said all the right things. So she thought that he was different from other guys, you know, that she had dated in the past. But she said that she purchased, you know, this Rolex for him as kind of like a token of her appreciation for him just being such a, you know, wonderful guy for three months. And she says that this is confusing because he's not picking up his phone. You know, he's not responding. He did pick up the phone at one time and he was like, let me call you back. I'm in the middle of something. But after that, it's been crickets. So she wanted to know my analysis, what I think transpired here. I can only go by what you know, the very limited and brief details that she has, you know, told me. I say, can't you know, for a fact what is going on, what I can say is three months into a relationship, you probably shouldn't be purchasing expensive Rolex watches. I've never had a Rolex watch, by the way. So as far as how much they cost, you know, how valuable they are. I hear people talk about Rolex a lot. So I'm assuming that it's a very expensive watch. I have had a Movado, which is expensive as well, but not as, you know, expensive as the Rolex. That's like their levels to this. So the Movado is not as expensive of a watch as the Rolex.
"rolex" Discussed on ACN Newswire
" 12 a.m. Monday March 13th, 2023. Nissan foods becomes eligible trading stock under Shanghai Hong Kong stock connect. Hong Kong march 13th, 2023 AC and newswire Ness and foods company limited quotas and foot squad, and together with its subsidiaries, the Cuoco stock code 1475 will become a new eligible stock for trading under the Shanghai Hong Kong stock connect, effective today, march 13th, 2023, in accordance with the latest expansion of the scope of eligible stocks under the stock connect scheme as announced by the Shanghai stock exchange, the Shanghai Hong Kong stock connect was officially launched in 2014. With the aim of establishing mutual stock market access between Mainland China and Hong Kong. The stock connect allows qualified investors in Mainland China to access eligible Hong Kong share southbound as well as Hong Kong and overseas investors to trade eligible a shares northbound subject to a certain amount of daily quota. As announced, the scope of eligible stocks will be expanded to include stocks of international companies that are primary listed in Hong Kong and are one constituent stocks of the hangs in composite large cap index or hangs in composite mid cap index or two constituent stocks of the Hanks and composite small cap index with a market capitalization of 5 billion Hong Kong dollars or above. In addition, the scope of eligible stocks for southbound trading under Shanghai Hong Kong stock connect will be expanded to include constituents of the Hanks and composite small cap index with a market capitalization of 5 billion Hong Kong dollars or above MR. Kyoto, executive director, chairman and chief executive officer of Nissan foods, said quote nis foods has experienced study development in both business and the capital markets since its listing in Hong Kong in 2017. I am pleased to see our sure sapo's investment value gradually being released. Being included in Shanghai Hong Kong stock connect is a major milestone in our corporate development, indicating that Nissan foods will be accessible to more traders in Mainland China through the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock connect which the group earned inclusion earlier. Looking ahead, we will continue to enhance our corporate governance and investor relations with the aim of creating long-term value for our shareholders about Nissan foods company limitedness and foods company limited the Cuoco 1475 is a renowned food company in Hong Kong and Mainland China with a diversified portfolio of well-known and highly popular brands, and the largest instant noodle company in Hong Kong. The group officially established its presence in Hong Kong in 1984. The group primarily manufactures and sells instant noodles, frozen foods, and other food products under its two core corporate brands, namely quote together with a diversified portfolio of iconic household premium food brands. The group of past 5 flagship product brands, namely squat, itchy quad, quote dull instant noodle quad, quote dal dim sum quat and quote fukuoka are also among the most popular choices in their respective food product categories in Hong Kong. In the Mainland China market, the group has introduced technology innovation through the quota CEO capco concept and primarily focuses its sales efforts in first and second tier cities. Nissan foods is a constituent of 8 hanging indexes, namely hanging composite index, Hanks and consumer goods amp services index hangs in stock connect Hong Kong index hangs in stock connect Hong Kong mid cap app small cap index hangs in stock connect Hong Kong, small cap index, hang seng sage K Mainland China companies index, hang sing S HK XH companies index, and hang sing small cap investable index. Nissan foods is eligible for trading under Shanghai Hong Kong and Xinjiang Hong Kong, which included earlier stock connect. For more information, please visit WWW dot missing rope dot com dot HK. Copyright 2023 ACN newswire. All rights reserved. WWW dot ACN newswire dot com.
"rolex" Discussed on Dateable Podcast
"Of thinking through so many people put such a premium understand it because it's the first thing we see on attraction, but if we could really map out what are our top priorities in our relationship like what are we looking for? We're looking for someone that makes us feel seen reliable is consistent and where does physical touch kind of line up on there because we want to kind of go after the things that are most important and sometimes in the moment we miss prioritize or put something that's a lower priority in place of a higher one. This is kind of in the same realm because we're definitely not telling people that are single to be celibate and have no human interaction. I don't think that's what Eddie would say. And we acknowledge that dating can be hard. It can kind of wear on us, but we also, if our goal eventually is to meet someone, it is kind of a means to an end. I guess my question for you is we've talked about this a lot on the podcast in different ways and how do you start to maybe have less is more mentality or view each person is just someone new that you're going to be instead of projecting the whole future with them on the first date. Is there anything else that you can recommend for people to just meet dating more fun to like remove some of that pressure? So you can be happy dating and happy single. I don't want anyone to feel like I'm giving them the advice to be celibate in any way. What I want to do is make a constantly use this refrain with my clients. It's like, you are literally like, you're so amazing. The people listening to this, you are so special, you are so amazing. I mean, it would be insane to think that you can go into like, I'm just making this up because I live in LA and this is a hot commodity in LA, but can you imagine going into the Rolex store and offering them
"rolex" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"Gentlemen, this was for you. If I brought you a watch that had the name Rolex owner, but it lacked the fine quality and the craftsmanship of a Rolex watch. And hardly worked in keeping time, you would certainly assume that the watch on brought to you was in fact a fake. It was a knock off. I got it for 20 bucks somewhere. They're the only resemblance it has is the name Rolex on it. And the cheaply inscribed logo and the fact that it appears to be a watch. And sisters, if I brought you a Louis Vuitton purse or a Gucci purse or Chanel or whatever popular now and it had the name and the symbol on the purse, but the threads were poorly stitched or sewn together and the leather seemed imitation like. Let's just say it had no verification code on the inside. There was no tag that said where it was made, it wasn't didn't say if it was made in Italy or France or wherever they're making them. You would also assume that this was indeed a counterfeit. And so the reason I brought you these two examples brothers and sisters is because as we're able to readily discern the genuine in the authentic from the counterfeit and the knock off and worldly matters, we should be able to do the same in spiritual matters. It should be actually of grander importance to us to discern spiritual matters. And what we're seeing in America is a counterfeit Christ, a rebrand Jesus. Just as the Rolex needs no one improvement in its quality and the Louis Vuitton purse or would have it needs no improvement or rebrand, there needs to be no revamping of the word of God in Jesus Christ, infinitely more than that. There's an old saying if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But if any of you watch the Super Bowl, or if any of you have been paying attention online or anything, you've likely seen an ad from a movement that seems Christian, but is not. And this movement's called he gets us. And light counterfeits that have a veneer of authenticity, but are indeed fake, the same is so with this movement. Their goal is to, quote, rebrand Jesus. And that alone should tell you that this movement is wicked. It is satanic. It's demonic. I mean, rebranding Jesus. I mean, you've already lost me. That he gets us movement, which is, by the way, being promoted by various organizations, including the Southern Baptist convention, this movement represents a dangerous departure from the truth of
"rolex" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The reading for November. So 6.7%, the year on year inflation figure there from France. Let's get more of our top stories now from Leon garands. Stephen good morning to you and thank you. Bloomberg has learned that China is pausing a massive cash investment in the country's chip industry, sources say China's nationwide COVID outbreak is putting strain on the world's second largest economy and also Beijing's finances. The shift will be seen as a big blow to the country's ambition to challenge American tech dominance. Now U.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has fallen short of winning the speaker after three rounds of voting, a small group of party dissidents refused to back the Californian, the first time in a hundred years that a House speaker has not been selected on very first ballot, voting will resume when the House meets again later today with the chamber unable to conduct any business until a speaker has been chosen. And finally, Rolex has raised fighters in the U.S. and UK by an average of about 2.5%, according to analysts at Barclays, the price of the most popular models rose between 1% and slightly more than 3% in both countries. The latest increase suggests a watchmaker believes it can lift prices to protect its margins, amid rising inflation without hurting demand. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake. Powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries and neon garands, this is Bloomberg, Stephen. Leigh Anne, thank you very much, stuck to watch indeed. Let's bring you next on Bloomberg daybreak, Europe. We'll have our interview with any former New York fed president, Bill Dudley, talking to us about inflation
"Jay, have you heard of Bucky's? It's a fuel station. Oh, yes. Yes, I have. It's the new thing in Florida, yeah. So they're in Tennessee as well. They're moving up. I think they're kind of like the armadillo. They're finally making their own out of floor. Yeah. So these things are massive. For those of you that haven't seen one, it is bigger than any truck stop. I've ever seen. The number of gas pumps, I mean, you're in the probably close to a hundred pumps. That's insane. I mean, it's crazy, right? They're big, like, full on restaurant. Freshly made deli their stores inside. Like you can buy camping gear. It's bigger than some of the bigger little Walgreens, bigger than smaller than a Walmart or a target, but these places are huge. Which I have to wonder with the electric vehicle mandates being out there. And these places being so petroleum dependent for business, what's their long-term vision. But I digress. So pull up and pull up in a Google tab right now. And this is what I want you to type in. Okay. Bucky's mascot. It's be UC EES. Bucky's mascot. Okay? And you should see a picture of the little guy there in the results. Yeah, he's a beaver, right? Bucky the beaver, yeah. I see it. So we stopped for fuel at one of these last week. And I decided that in addition to beer name or mascot name, or apparently, is a gift. Because I came up with a name for this mascot. I couldn't find the name of the mascot in any of their literature. I looked online, I did this very search. Okay? I think you should be called Justin. Justin Bieber, there you go. I love it, man. Justin Bieber. All right, folks, you heard it here first. Just reach out to us. Bucky's, you're welcome. Absolutely. Absolutely. Yeah, you could have him dance it. He could be a movies. For sure. Yeah, absolutely, man. You could absolutely. He just broke ground, man, I think. I think he just broke ground. I really do. But maybe you should be his agent, you know? Yeah, since we got all these beaver, if you need an agent, Justin. Just hit us up over on parts counter guru dot com. There's a comments down. Oh man, I love it so much. I just love it. We are just full of absolute the best information in one could offer. I mean, we've got it all. Okay, so anyway, onto onto expensive cars. We've talked about the Cadillac lyric. It is Cadillac's flagship at this point. Of their entry into the EV market. It's an awesome looking vehicle turns heads like crazy. My dad is actually really, my dad loves cadillacs and he likes the car. We've talked about it. But Cadillac didn't stop there. They are wanting to obviously compete with the rolls royces. And a customizable luxury vehicle that will be there will be no two alike they say. They will all be hand built, they are 3D printing as many as a 115 different components on this vehicle. They are also doing some interesting aluminum casting for the wheels are going to have 23 inch wheels on these things. Here's the thing that got my attention mainly though. Yester hand built luxury vehicle and it'll be a low volume vehicle as well. 300,000 dollars. All right. So this is interesting. And I do like the enthusiasm that Mary Barra and team are showing on, hey, let's try some new things. My gut reaction to this is with no offense to your dad because the Cadillac does make a good product. And then resale values tend to do well over the years. But $300,000 for an automobile made by General Motors. So let me put this in perspective. Okay? This is space, by the way, that they haven't been in yet. Right. So let's say you're going to buy a watch. Okay? And you have $10,000 to spend on a watch. You know what? Let's make it 15. Let's make this interesting, okay? Okay. Okay. You got 15 K to spend on a watch, okay? Do you buy a Rolex? Or do you buy the latest fancy watch from timex that has all the Rolex like features and then some? For 12 5. Point will take in if I've got 15 to spend. You're going to get a Rolex. I'm going to get a rollout. Or an omega, or right? Right. Why is that? Timex has been around. They make decent watches. They don't make a decent yet $15,000 watch. No. That I know of. They make fishing at us out there, Mike, correct me. Right. But if I'm going to spend that kind of money on a watch, I'm buying more than the components in the watch, right? Right. Right. Okay. I think there's a couple of things that you get from this. For example, loss of value over time. Rolls Royce versus a Cadillac, loss of value. I don't think you're going to have near as much in depreciation with that roles or worse as you will with the Cadillac. Likewise, with a timex over a Rolex. It just doesn't happen. If
"rolex" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Flexibility. Mark, always welcome. I'd love to hear from you, Mark Dixon, founder, and CEO at IWG global international workplace group, joining us via Zoom from Monica, right? Like it makes you think. It certainly does. I mean, it's tough to argue against. It really is. And I'll be interested to see how this really evolves and whether different industries embrace it differently. Yeah, and workers growing out of the pandemic, just saying, this is the way I want to do it. Hey folks, Netflix shares still up to shy of 14% in the after hours shares of United Airlines UAL up about 7% pulse Sweeney, always love having you. I always love being here. Catch Paul in the morning on surveillance and on Bloomberg markets have a great and safe evening everyone. This is Bloomberg. You see the value in worldwide market news. The Labor Department is sent an emergency regulation to The White House. Get it first. On yields around the world are tumbling, Bloomberg daybreak. Week two mornings at 5 eastern, on Bloomberg radio. This is Bloomberg pursuits look at luxury. Prices for the most popular pre owned Rolex patek Philippe and audemars piguet watches, which account for 71% of total value on the secondary watch market, will fall even further. That's according to analysts at Morgan Stanley. After surging in 2021 and peaking in April this year in index of the most popular models from Daytona, coronagraph maker Rolex has fallen 21% with nautilus maker patek and Royal Oak maker audemars piguet down 19% and 15%, respectively. The crypto crash and worsening macro backdrop accounts for a dramatic increase secondhand supply. Now that is good news for the
"rolex" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Highly anticipated Bloomberg pursuits section it's always one of our favorites And speaking of time the opening piece in the section this week it's about watches And in particular the multi-billion dollar secondary market for these accessories its massive It is massive and it's set to get even bigger Bloomberg pursuits editor Chris rouser joins us now to help guide us through this week's edition Business we contribute to Mark Bernardo details the many options for sourcing vintage timepieces Chris we know you're a watch lover you're an Apple watch guy sometimes you're an old school watch guys sometimes the word on the street is you're actually in the market for one of these nice watches that's featured in Bloomberg pursuits Give us the playbook for actually pricing out and buying a pre owned watch The market for pre owned watches has never been as hot Don't call it used You can call it as far as I'm concerned you can call it used to pre love just what a lot of people like to say Previously Vintage or classic So the market has never been hotter And in 2019 it was 19 billion and it's predicted to be 30 billion by 2025 And part of the reason it's so hot is because new watches are also very hot And there's big waiting lists for watches from Rolex and patek Philippe That they come out limited numbers so people can't really wait for years to get one Immediately when you buy one you can flip it on the secondary market for three times the cost And so as a result there's a bunch of entrepreneurs getting into the pre owned space starting startups there have been some businesses around since eBay started in 1995 But now there's more than a dozen legit serious very big online watch marketplaces And so we went through and we tried to figure out which ones were the best for what kind of watch and what you're looking for Can I just say all right I'm still waiting for my Rolex But can I just ask you Anybody out there Hello But what did you say I guess I always thought when people get a nice watch They hold on to it forever but they don't There's a lot of movement in the market right Well I think for a long time people did hold on to it because there wasn't until about 8 years ago there wasn't a huge resale market except for among really serious collectors So quite frankly a lot of people have these watches kicking around So the volume is huge in the secondary market Hey Chris for someone like me who doesn't know anything about this market I would feel and I do feel intimidated trying to get into it And I would wonder if what I'm buying from one of these resellers is actually legit Yes well first of all you should read Bloomberg pursuits to learn more about vintage watches And second one of the great things about all of the emporiums that we feature this week is that they all include certain steps to prove authenticity So whether that's experts in-house that look at the watches whether that's they actually work with actual say a Rolex retailer to get these things updated and checked out All these places even eBay now have pretty good authenticity checks Which they didn't have right Was that some of their problems beforehand Yeah so eBay is the huge player in this space and it is partially because it was there first And people have been selling watches on eBay for 20 30 years And they had a 60% approval rating in terms of customer satisfaction And they decided we got to get that up Because it used to be a free for all You could sell anything we were buying from the seller And so now for watches over $2000 they haven't authenticity check where after you buy the watch they send it to someone who checks it out And before it even gets to you they make sure everything's okay Hey we're talking big numbers here for eBay right 2019 is you point out in Bloomberg pursuits this week eBay sold more than 2 million watches and on average about 150,000 live listings for luxury watches can be found on the site on any given day We're talking massive here What about some other marketplaces that you feature So the other big player in the space is called chrono 24 And they've been around since 2003 And they work with a bunch of dealers and individual sellers So all their stuff is authentic And you really rely on it And a lot of when you Google watches like oh Google is kind of watch corner 24 is often what comes up because they're really good authority and resource So we recommend them for people who know what they're looking for because they probably have it There's a new startup called watch box The CEO Justin Reese has come on Bloomberg radio a few times They're on track to earn 300 million in revenue and they have offices all around the world So they're a good place for people who have a lot of money to spend They have some of the more expensive pieces Hey Chris how much are we talking here right To get actually into the market for something vintage something classic On average Theirs isn't average in this world So if you want to get a Rolex sub Mariner or GMT master that new will cost you between 9 and $12,000 and up to buy.
Prosecutors: Tapes capture R. Kelly threatening his victims
"Well the jury here from R. Kelly during his sex trafficking trial the answer to that question rest with the trial judge we don't know whether the R&B star will testify in his own defense at his trial but prosecutors are trying to get the jury to hear R. Kelly's voice they want to play a series of tapes that showed that the musician threatened his sex partners with violence on one from two thousand and eight and rage Kelly accuses a woman of lying to him before he begins assaulting her on another he berates a woman from Florida whom he accuses of stealing a Rolex watch from him he said if she stole again he would travel down to the state and that something will happen to her in other comments Kelly bragged that he had cameras everywhere in the Chicago studio and elsewhere to keep an eye on people the judge indicates that she will let the tape St I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
"rolex" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
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"rolex" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"You know what? Don't ask hotel. How are we getting the money to send you to school? But you know what? The joke's on them because his watch actually came from a vending machine the last time Yes, Low. Lex. This isn't a Rolex. It's got an Ellen. Oh, I got a wall X. All right, so one more time. How do they get the new real ID? I'm going to tell on you. Okay. Okay. Anyone that's listening If you wasn't real, I d you do you have to provide documentation in order to get it online, But he got the regular I did. I'm just regular. Hey, listen, this is I'm not special. This is actually black and white to it's great and it says on this, This is not a valid This is not a real idea. You talk about the P T. Barnum said. There's a sucker born every minute. That was me, Golly. The wrong box. Darn it now. Do you want this actual ID to work or not? And then I was stupid. I walked away from the laptop one That was easy, everybody. Well, it is. If you were trying to go for not getting a real idea, Marianne is good to see you. All right. It's not a well be here the rest today. Okay, alright. We're just about Just about finishing things up today. Come on and have a corn dog with this. I'm about 15 minutes away from meeting a Italian sausage with extra Tabasco sauce thinking what I'm going to do going to either I with it, Okay, don't forget we're going to be at the second annual WHS Golf scrambling to W. H s dot com to sign up for the golf scramble. It sold out pretty quickly last time. And boy, we had a good time out of Glen Oaks.
IndyCar Driver Sage Karam to Make NASCAR Debut at Indianapolis
"Karam is set to make his NASCAR debut in next month's Xfinity series race at the Indianapolis Road Course. Karen will be driving the number 31 Chevy for Jordan Anderson Racing, Woody Kane had a chance to catch up with sage following the recent announcement. You may know him from the IndyCar ranks, but he's also done just a little bit of everything, it seems erasing I racing. Low control cars, dirt bikes, the N C car series the Rolex 24 You name it, but sage. Now you're going to go racing the Xfinity series. Are you just trying to check off all the items from the bucket list or what? Yeah. You know, I think as a race car driver, it's really good to you know, get in as much stuff as you possibly Can. You learn more and more with everything Get to drive. So this is just something for me to to get a good good triad, and hopefully it's something that leads to something else down the road. I've always said that I really wanted to get an X An Xfinity car. Um, I just really never knew how to Get about that. Like, who? To contact and stuff like that. But, you know, we had a really good run at the end of 500 this year, getting seventh and I think that opened up some doors. And, you know, I'm really excited to, uh To be on board with Jordan Anderson Racing in the number 31 Montage Mountain Chevy Camaro, So I think it's going to be a lot of fun going to one of my favorite tracks that you know the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the road course this time, so I'm looking forward to it. Two top
"rolex" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
"He'll yeah but i can make it for almost nothing. I'm gonna take two days To cost like a hundred bucks for me. It's like if i was going to buy the thing. I'm buying it because it's like the thing or maybe like in hong kong and you buy the tag on one place and the label on the other on the other store and you can get away with that but it's just not worth the effort terrible to say andy have you. Have you played with the airtags much. Yeah yeah i've i have a couple And they're they're they're they're associated with ipad And i like them. I'm i. I think there lots There there are lots liquor than than the alternatives that i'm using I like they simply work all the time instead of my tiles. Pack which doesn't always just work So i wish that they would open it up and make it make android compatible or to other devices as well because there's so many families that are that have. They need to find their keys even if their kids borrow the car. And the kids are stuck with like cheap android phone instead of like the fancy iphone That one one or both of their parents have But i but to piggyback onto. What for was saying i. I totally feel it's There's a certain it depends on whether you whether you're buying into the craftsmanship. The thing th the whether you're buying into the thing itself or whether you're buying into the entire story around the thing and the history of the thing i've been i've done over the past few months I suddenly learned about not fake alexis but reproduction. Yeah alexis and home. I kind of almost want one because it is so mind boggling. How good these. I mean th-the thirty you can buy if you go to. Ali expressing by fake for elects for like twenty bucks and it is a piece of crap. It kind of it's good. It's good for like a movie props along those people aren't looking really closely at it. For if you go into hundreds of dollars low thousands of dollars you will get one that side by side. You absolutely and i'm i'm talking about it macro Expansion you are not going to be able to tell the difference. You can pop the back off and look at the mechanism and you'd have to dig down far before you realize you're not looking at a rolex mechanism and it comes with a box. It comes with all the papers. It comes with a receipt saying that you spent twenty eight thousand dollars on this rolex and at that level. I kind of admire it. It's a it's a to the the the amount of work and an industry that goes into something as it's being sold as what it is that no no this is not a real rolex daytona. This is a replica with the advantage. Not just that it costs you two thousand dollars instead of thirty thousand dollars. But you don't have to have an eight year relationship with roy rolex dealer before he will allow you to purchase the watch that you want But there is something about there. Is something very very charming about someone who said well. I can't afford this irma's excuse me to to me. The pleasure of this erm as key to key ring is not about going to a store and holding something that has a great deal of history and style and And labor about it. My my pleasure is that i got to take a look at this and figure out a way to make one myself and no it's not a perfect representation but it's something that i made with my own hands inspired by something that i saw admired. So there's it's a key. It's become a very copy compu- compu- complicated calculus about are you buying are you. Are you trying to commit a crime to to pull somebody or are you. I the experience you mo now also tweeted out was a email from bill gates. This is on april thirtieth twenty two or two thousand three And this was out to a couple of folks and it says Subject is apples to apples jobs again. A time to have a great windows. Download service Steve jobs ability. This is from bill. Gates steve jobs ability to focus on a few things that count get people who get user interface right and market things as revolutionary are amazing. Things this time how somehow he has applied his talents to getting a better licensing deal than anyone else has gotten for music. This is very strange to me. The music companies own operations offer a service that is truly unfriendly to the user and Has been reviewed that way consistently. Somehow they decide to give apple the ability to do something pretty good. I remember discussing e music and us sane that the motto was better than subscription. Because you would know what you're getting with subscription who can promise that you'll that the cool stuff you want or old stuff will be there. I am not saying this. Strangeness means we messed up at least if we did so So did real and press play and musicnet and basically everyone else now. The jobs has done done it. We need to move fast to get something where the u i in the rights are as good. I'm not sure whether we should We should do this one. one of these Jv's or not. I am not sure what the problems are. however i think We need some plan. So he's you know there was kind of like a okay. So how did steve How do this remember. Remember that if they're to. There are a number of breakthroughs with the i tunes music store number one. That flat pricing.
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"rolex" Discussed on NASCAR America
"And you know. Jeff said this on the podcast. A few weeks ago about how welcome north carolina is really. I think experiencing renaissance here and that that are cr hub. They've got a lot of teams there. He got track house involved. You got colleague on the expanding side. But they're like move up to cup in children's obviously is working more closely with hendrick and hendrick. Motorsports says the top dog right now. Just seems like chevrolet's the places to be but you know going back with jeff said like. I think what austin did in running car at looks. Twenty four shows that dedication to detail and that willingness acknowledgement that. I'm going to do whatever it takes to get better. Which you know in austin's case he went to daytona and he stayed in daytona for pretty much the better part of a month from the rolex. Twenty four all the way through the daytona road price including you know speed weeks in the daytona five hundred rent a house down there and just decided this is where i'm gonna put my roots down and try to get better at these road courses because there's such a big part of the twenty one season and he needed to like eat right when you watch austin dillon racing horses. He wasn't wasn't able to do what he needed to do. But this year and he mentioned it ran. Well they've run well on the road run rate but they bore on well and you better. You better run well a row courses this year because there's so many of them and you mentioned the next ten raises there's four you said yeah. Well there's there's three reports three row courses but but to renew new row forces driving. Never never been before so i. I don't see us racing less road courses.
"rolex" Discussed on Takeline
"The thing about tennis is it's an individual. It's an individual sport in the players. Have so much less leverage than they would in any other kind of sport a team sport Because the players are just naturally against each other. Naomi osaka drops out. You know if. I'm her competitor. Thinking good you know what i mean like even though i might support her what she's saying so that structurally is this is just so hard and the other thing is tennis again. It's like eighty-one percent white Most tennis fans are wealthy. White people and i think they just is not surprising to me that the french and that the majors acted like this because they have never been shocked they have never had to answer to criticism or anything and that the fact that they would respond with this it seems shortsighted but it also makes complete sense calm considering the demo that they deal with this is like rolex is a major. You know sponsor of these of these tournaments of wimbledon. You look on the sidelines like rolex. This is the people who watch this tournament or people who are like. I'm gonna drop thirty thousand on a watch so it's just different. It's a different mindset and now mental. Health is just a conversation that i think people in general are not ready to have and don't know how to have your and don't know how to understand and i think that's doubly true for sports where the way we talk about. Sports is people overcoming adversity and look how strong they were in that situation. And you go to the foul line and people were yelling at you and you hit the and you hit the ice ice cold cold blooded big shot to overcome that pressure and i think all that kind of discourse makes it really hard to have a mental health conversation within sports and i think that's exactly right. It's so brave. When kevin love talked about it. When paul george talked about it when naomi talked about it and i think the.
"rolex" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Show on this Memorial Day. I'm O'Kelly in for Gary and Shannon's. And if you've been listening to the program, you know, I have mentioned a few times, as has Amy King. How The only Osaka has pulled out of the French Open. And she has admitted publicly that she has struggled with depression over the years. Was really reticent about engaging the press in terms of the post match press conferences. That's the short story. But today the news broke during the program that she had pulled out of the French Open, and I said, I see both sides of it. I understand how an athlete doesn't want to necessarily engage with the press, especially if he or she is worried about what They make, say or how they may feel about some of the questions which were being posed. And I also understand how in the sense of rolling girls and French Open they said. Well, look, these are the rules you sign up for. These are the expectations of all the athletes. We can't make exceptions for you first. We're gonna find $15,000 and if need be Expel you from the tournament, and they only a socket said Not too long ago that I will just withdraw from the tournament. The reason I say that I want to bring on now, fellow CAF I host And, uh, I would say, Radio superstar Now you could hear him. Good. Oh, yes. True. Finish your thought, Mo No, I like the Oh, thank you, Everybody. Thank you. That's great. I'm quite I'm quite flattered. Uh, This is a great I think you frame it perfectly. This is a great debate, and I know that the default position is you know when you're a professional athlete, part of being a professional athlete is addressing the media and I think that's true. You know, I think there's no way around that. It's hard not to feel for this person. Naomi Osaka, who has been So forthcoming about her battle with depression. She's 23 years old. She talks about the fact that you see it when you watch the tournaments that she immerses herself with headphones and with sort of a environment that she creates that insulate her from a lot of social interaction. On the other hand, she is one of the most marketable athletes in the world. I mean, she is mixed race Asian, She was the top earner. I believe in 2020 on the women's tour. She's won two grand Slams when the U. S and the Australian opens. I mean, she is a massively popular figure for so many different reasons that both have to do with sports and have to do with who she is. So in that mix you add some kind of media exposure. Mean love those things to which have just referred to involve the media giving you the exposure that you need to become a superstar, and she has gotten that. Now. No one right, Mon. No one wants to talk to the media. I mean, athlete, No, but it's a total pay Mark. Let me jump in there because you and I both know what it's like to go into those locker rooms and have these conversations with these athletes. I want you to pay the picture off how unpleasant it is for both the media person and the athlete. You're trying to interview. Yeah, There's not enough being said about how the media has to cover this and it sucks for them too. Yeah. You know they're a gaggle of media. You're hoping to get your question out, and you're hoping that the athlete recognizes your question and then gives you something usable on your rent, So that's the media side of it, and it's played over and over over again. I mean, that same scenarios played out with all the different athletes after their matches, and let's face it tennis and this is what I think really sets tennis. Apart from a lot of other sports, tennis is a solitary game. It's you against the other person playing. So when the only Osaka's case there's no coach's box that she walks over to the changeover, you're not allowed to have any coaching and tennis And as a result, there is a solitude in this aspect to the to the plight of a tennis player on the court. I mean, you can. You can find it in yourself to begin to try to make her come back or what or change your game or strategy. But you have to do just that. Finding yourself and then active. You have to face that gaggle of media that you're talking about, And that is a lot of oppression. For someone who's a young person, and most of these athletes do excel at Young ages. It is an extremely daunting prospect facing that gaggle of media talk to me. People may not know you are a tennis enthusiast, you play the game. Talk about the physical toll it takes on your body just after a match and how probably The last thing you want to do is talk to anyone. Anyone, much less. The media know it's true that particularly at the French Open, as you know, they play on clay Clay tends to slow down the bounce of the ball. So you end up with matches that go on much longer than you might find. Let's say on a hard court surface where the ball is traveling at a greater velocity. In other words, the points You know these really long matches And, as most says, I mean, you know they could drain you of a lot of energy. And now you have to do the media. And by the way, you talk to the media, whether you won or whether you lost. Imagine at the end of that, you know that grueling match it might have taken 34. Sometimes even five hours on the men's side, particularly you end up having to face the media having to talk about how you lost having to talk about how you let the match get away from you and I think that I understand In that context, how? How difficult it must be, but It is, unfortunately, part of the game and, you know coaches and now these athletes travel with as you're well aware where the Ah whole coterie of people right they have nutritionist and training staff associated with strength, Then they have. Tennis coaches are only concerned with the tennis game. Some of them even have psychologists. They do have to. I believe train for media on some level. Unfortunately, athletes are connected to media and meat is a part of the game. And the last thing I would say to you on that. Is remember Mo. It's not just that the media is there to cover it, and it'll show up in a sound bite on Ko Phi, or it'll show up on the sports page, the L a times or whatever it might be. These interviews are sponsored. There are huge sponsorship deals that are connected to these press conferences. So Rolex like, Let's say, I think they sponsor Wimbledon. They'll take a portion of that interview with Naomi Osaka, and they'll posted on YouTube and they'll be a Rolex logo or even a spot that will roll in ahead of it. And networks and media organizations and sponsors like Rolex and huge banks. These European banks that sponsor a lot of these European events. They pay a lot of money, so it's more than just a necessity because you want to get the word out to the media. It's big money. And for that reason athletes, you're gonna have to get hip to doing it. I mark I hate to ask you to do this. Can I get you to hold on for one more segment? Sure, Sure, sure, because there's so much I want to ask you about this because didn't you have you interacted with Naomi Osaka on some level? Haven't No, no, no. Okay. I know I have no other tennis players on the tour, but I have never talked to Naomi. No. Okay. I did want to talk to you, though, about the branding aspect and the money involved in it. It's not just a matter of Of the expectations of her the client but also the money's at stake. If she makes a misstep in such a public forum, I want to talk about that with you when we come back. This is the Gerry Shannon Show. Mo Kelly here with Mark Thompson, who's joining me as we talk about the breaking news of Naomi Osaka pulling out of the French Open and what it might mean for sports. More broadly, Kay, if I am 6 40. We're live everywhere on the I. Heart radio.
"rolex" Discussed on Paradigm Shift Wrestling
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Canadas Vaccine Hunters Have Tips for Booking Shots
"On jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Josh calvin is a software engineer. But that's not why you know him. He is one of the people who developed the vaccine hunters twitter account and discord server and anything else. Josh facebook page facebook page. Where did this all start. Why and when and how. Yeah so vaccine hunters candidate started our creator. His name is andrew and originally he was just looking for to get his parents like a vaccine appointment and he was able to eventually do that but he realized that like this was really challenging to do and he's pretty computer savvy being a software developer so he found vaccine hunter dot org which is a website in the states and was doing a lot of vaccine awareness. They did a lot of like leftover vaccine things but he he founded. That would probably be something. We could use in canada regardless of how or vaccine rolex going or anything like that so he created vaccine hunters dot ca and also created the twitter account back centers can and created a discord servers. Well which is for those. That don't know what that is. It's kind of like a chatting tool similar to like an instant messenger. You might have at work with different chatrooms and things like that and that's how it really got started In the focus was on real time information Mainly around vaccine awareness where people could book appointments how they could book appointments and helping people book appointments. We do not hang around outside vaccine clinics or s health workers. We have zero tolerance for any of that behavior Looking for leftovers. Were trying to just help. Fill every possible slot with a vaccine. How long ago was that. That andrew started this He started at church so it hasn't really been that long. It's only been really maybe a month. Maybe just over a month at this point.
Rowdy's NASCAR Fantasy Picks
"Okay. So let's move on to the road course at daytona. We have to go very far. We're still at the Daytona race track. They're just moving some combs and stuff around so let's see who we got for good picks for for the weekend. Now i'm looking back at the I'm i'm not even looking at the rolex twenty four the races or anything. I'm looking at last year's race at this track as well as the clash this year. All the guys. That ran the clash. This year are fresh and Again last year we had a race here so we have a little bit of data to fall back on now so now you would think i would pick the nine cars first guy but i'm not. He's my second guy we're gonna go with the seventy eight cars. My first pick. He had awesome. Run in the clash. He kept coming from the back to the front. He did finish their place here last year. And you got a couple of bonus points in the second segment. I believe it was. I believe he can take that checkered flag on sunday. Okay so now we'll take a look at chase elliott in the nine car. He's got stage points at this track in both stages last year he won this track last year and he's been dominant force on road courses. So you can't pass the nine car chase elliott for the daytona road course and then finally the last guy wanna look at. He won last week. The number thirty four michael mcdowell. The team morale is at all time high. It's his first win and he's not some road course racer. He finished tenth year last year. And using the thirty four car will also help. You spread your allocations. For the rest of the season michael mcdowell. He's on my team. Okay folks well. That's all i got for you this week. I'm hoping this Get you kicked off to a good start.
"rolex" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Lawyer. Do you guys keep your guests from axes. Ladies ends ex. Was what the gift of this i i have not re gifted xs gift put like the expensive ones in my wheel to give to my nieces. I don't wear them again or diamonds jewels. I go in my safe every now. And then i dust them off and i wear them and talk to them in bobble them and just hang out with them but somebody once told me something and it was the smartest thing that anyone's ever told me and i got this from like a gold deeper when i tell you this bitch is like the steve. Jobs of gold digging. She is the steve jobs and gold digging. She told me that. When you data man men like to feel like they're the first to introduce you to something so even if you've been to the hedy man says let's go to tahiti. I really wanna take you there. Say oh i've been there before you walk in there and you say oh my god. I've never seen this before and lady different. Deaths thing how you doing mistaken you just threat her up. do it. So when it comes to the gifts if you're experts you watch a nice rolex hide it. Don't show it to your new man because he'll think ocean appreciate from your mom tiffany necklaces with heart. Yeah all spectrum in the drawer. Who i.
Daily - Jimmie Johnsons Rolex 24 impressions
"Jimmy. Johnson describes how his rolex twenty four started with himself behind the wheel to kick off the entire race and to have an opportunity to drive action express to have my former sponsor with ally on board and chelsea's here jeff gordon. You know pre-race. Although i did miss the fans now being there there still was just a great energy To be standing there knowing. I was getting ready to start This just amazing event. You know. I've never had the honor to start in this race before so a lot of really cool emotions and memories and thoughts at all. Never forget pine now jimmy during that first step behind the wheel was et more. Making sure that you didn't wreck the race car. And kind of keep yourself in contention for the rest of the team. Sure you don't wanna be the one to break the toy so to To miss some of the carnage. There were a few close calls. That i had ellen pico. Some some kind of two or three white off. The king and was spinning came back up on the track and turn five right in front of us. That one really got my attention because the dirt and dust was in the air and i couldn't see and pick the right lane and was able to squeak thyself certainly a lot of nerves to deliver the car in one piece and i'm so happy to have that out of the way can go rest and just kind of fall into the rhythm of what this race needs. Look for jimmy behind the wheel. The chip ganassi number forty eight indycar this season at road and street courses on the schedule.
Daily - Jimmie Johnson had a rough 2020 Cup Season
"For jimmy johnson. Let's just say he had a ton of obstacles in his last full time season. In nascar you get into the year and oftentimes times. They're things that disappoint your stress. You out in a negative way. And i haven't made it that far into the season to encounter any of that But last year was a really intense year. You know had very high expectations for myself The year didn't go as planned obviously Having my cova positive covid nineteen tests and missing the brickyard and missing the playoffs. You know there is a lot of negative stress on me during all of that so it can't come back at you know. This is motor torn. I do do recognize that but last year at least you know the middle part of the year Into the start of the playoffs you know it was an uncomfortable pressure. A different type of pressure. That experience too often jimmy johnson compares the cars. He's driven in the rolex. Twenty four nascar and indycar from the dp. The dpi is the car does move around in the corner. You do lack rip off and have to drive the and there's a big window to slip and slide in that that's much more in line with my nascar days. I'm finding in the indycar that that window to slide. Things around is so narrow and i've i've looped it on corner exit multiple times now a result so i i feel like i'm able to once i get into the turn and leave the corner in a dpi car or i'm still on edge in the indycar.
Why is Chase Elliott running the Rolex 24?
"Chase. Elliott is on and for a different reason than you might think is looking forward to the rolex twenty four hour race at daytona this weekend Being diverse spun the wheel is is a great thing. I think that applies anything you do like like i look at my dad kind of a weird example but when i was a kid growing up he didn't. He wasn't really a car guy like he enjoyed airplanes boulders and he could drive all that stuff right like if it had a motor he could operate out no matter what it was and think that same thing applies to to the racing side of things like just diverse Get in as much stuff as you can get in. And and i'm a big believer and ask the right opportunity came about On a few different fronts this winter with the snowball being one the chili bowl. And then this. And i just felt like it was the right time to step out of the box. I felt like it was the right time before the championship. This was all kind of motion before that. But still i thought it was right on the right people in the right group to go and and venture out of your comfort zone. Do something different. The nascar thing is great. Love there but it's also allowed me to have a platform to come and do stuff like this. I think it's a race car driver. It's important to do those things and challenge
Chase Elliott to race in the Rolex 24
"Twenty twenty cup series champion. Chase elliott is getting ready to raise the rolex twenty four this weekend at daytona. these are all events. I've had a lot of interest in the past I just didn't take a lot of initiative. I guess to go out and try to make it happen or go and try to make it all work last year. When this event going on. I expressed interest and The opportunities worked out throughout the year and this was kind of put in motion late summer. All ish and just really been enjoying broadening. My horizons trying new things finding new challenges. Not don't take out of context. Not that i have the nascar thing. Figured out. Because i don't But but more just to do something different on something new I feel like. I'm still fairly young and at age rock and learn new things i think as you get older it's gonna get harder to learn new stuff so i just feel like i'm at a point in my life where these opportunities are here and unfortunate for them but at the same time. I'm still young enough to be able to go learn new stuff and I still feel that. I can learn adapt and become competitive with the right amount effort. So that's kind of where. I'm at and Trying to do all this stuff and been having a lot of fun with it. Check out the rolex twenty four hour race from daytona this saturday green flag drops at three forty pm eastern
Laura Wontrop Klauser, Chevrolet sports car program manager for Corvette Racing, Cadillac Racing
"We have. Laura want closer. Who was recently named the sports car racing program manager for general motorist racing. and laura. I just wanna start out. Thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. This is really exciting right well. I know that you're down. Daytona beach is well been exciting week for you and the race pergram. I want to get to that. But let's just start i without you. Were just recently named sports car racing program manager for general motors prior to that you were the program manager for gm's cadillac. Dpi program in the weathertech sportscar championship series. So just tell us about your job your role and how it's changed in the last week with this new position. Sure yes so by going over to be the sports car racing program manager in simple terms. What has happened is i now have all of our sports car programs which includes cadillac. Of course the camaro gt four program. And then the big one that i just picked up corvette which thrilled to be a part of of that team in that program and essentially the roles the same except just working with the different teams program manager's job at gm. We control the budget for the various programs. And that's laid out differently depending on if it's a customer program or factory program or you how we want to do that and then we also are the single point contact for the teams back to gm and also for the chassis suppliers and engine suppliers is so if they have any questions or any concerns that they want to relay back they see you go through me and then i'll take it to what i need to do. Either make a decision or or go above me. If i need to to solve a problem and then also very much. Integrated into design and development of the race cars at this point for all of those three programs. I just mentioned the cars are done. Which is exciting. So the new design and development. That i'll hopefully be getting into will be anything we do for future programs. Which is something that i'm involved in you know looking at. What would we like to do for from gm's perspective. Where do we wanna race. What brands do we want to race. All of that in the sports car arena. So it's nice. I have all different things. I get to be focused on which keeps the days different every single one and also keeps it so that i never get bored. Doing one thing like you said i mean. You've had a lot to your plate here with this new role. Previously mentioned you oversaw cadillac. And now. you've got corvette racing under your umbrella as well general question like how many people would you say you over at the company. I know you work with teams. So i guess it's probably different than if you were like a team manager but like in your role as a as a program manager that works with several sports teams. How many people would you say. You're you're looking here that's a. That's a good question If you count the teams is being part of the family. Which very much do even though. I'm not gonna go tell a mechanic what to do. That's not my job. But you know i wanna make sure that i look out for all them. Each team is at least you know what the rolex bring more people but twenty thirty people depending and then. What is this year at the rolex we have nine cars three camaros for lax and two corvettes. So i guess if you add it all up it's quite a few people especially with delara and ecr and then our engine team at gm included in there But like i said i. I don't really directly manage you. Know what the teams do in terms of telling the mechanics how to put the wheel on or anything along those lines. It's more so just giving them the connection. And then i control the purse strings for a lot of it especially the corvette program so you know ultimately it's like one of those love hate relationships. We have to work together to each. Get what we need
Remembering Diego Maradona: football legend dies aged 60
"Argentina has declared three days of national mourning following the death of diego. Maradona very arguably. The greatest footballer of all time at the age of sixty upwards of a million people are expected to pay their respects kosovo's on the presidential palace in buenos aires his monocle. Twenty four obituary away from the outside. But you're legion for dead outside for dead epoch. whatever he did look like. It wasn't a footballer. He was short about five foot. Five and stocky. He seemed as wide as he was told. If you had to guess which field of athletics he would succeed in. It might be weightlifting or wrestling if you met him. This opinion might well be reinforced in no realm. Did he seem at home. With as or graces diego armando murder donahue was born on october thirtieth nineteen sixty in la news just south of buenos iras. His childhood was spent in the shantytown of via we to on the argentine capital's outskirts. He was spotted early. He was fifteen when he made his premier division debut in nineteen seventy six. He was sixteen the first time he wore the blue and white stripes of argentina in nineteen seventy seven though he was omitted from the argentina side. Which won the world cup at home in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. He became the world's most expensive footballer in one thousand nine hundred eighty two moving to barcelona after starring in that year's world cup in spain. Barcelona knew what they were getting despite aggressive. If not brutal man-marking maradonna was magnificent. But he had his limits against brazil. Argentina's caused lost. He was sent off for a foul which appeared calculated to cut brazilian defender. Battista in tune. Things did not go well at barcelona. Maradonna was ill injured eventually dumped after just two seasons following his ignition of an almighty brawl in the one thousand nine hundred four. Copa del rey. Final against athletic. Bilbao tennis patio for another world record fee. He was transferred to napoli. He led an ordinary team to extraordinary success to sarah titles are copper italia and uefa cup among others in naples municipal mythology he was regarded as something not far short of godlike. Many are today's neapolitans. born around. That time named diego or diego maradonna also became friendly with certain well known members of the local business community was banned for fifteen months after failing or cocaine test. And slunk away in disgrace. Maradona's jekyll and his hide will always be most famously illustrated by the events of june twenty second nineteen ninety-six at estadio azteca in mexico city. It was a world cup quarter-final so the stakes were plenty high enough anyway. But argentina were playing england. It was four years and eight days. Since argentine forces had surrendered to the british army in the falklands agentina. Tina regarded this game as a rematch argentina. One to one and maradona scored both goals very arguably the two most famous goals of all time. The i was also one of the most outrageous acts of chicanery in sporting history unable to propel himself high enough to get his foreign on miscued clearance by. England's steve hodge. Maradona raised a fist and smack the ball past oncoming england goalkeeper. peter shilton. the ball came back off off neighborhoods argentina a protesting reverie everybody sore but the referee possibly seeking to rub it in maradona later. Slowly credited the goal to a combination of his own head and the hand of god. Four minutes later. Maradonna received a pass inside. Argentina's half then headed for goal both bolting and gliding bewitching and bewildering to bids xlii to read terry butcher and terry fenwick before slotting the enchanted ball past scholten debate about that gulf football possibly seeking to rub that in as well maradonna later. Thank the england players for their gallantry. Less men he suggested would simply kicked him up in the air. It is difficult to believe that this thought did not occur to them. Agentina one thousand nine hundred eighty six world cup. Thanks largely to a dominant performance by their diminutive. Talisman maradonna verged at this point on the supernatural too. The rest of maradona's career played out to the same chorus of astonished applause and resigned. Soy's in nineteen ninety. He very nearly one argentina. Another world cup in one thousand nine hundred four. He was sent home early after failing a drug test. A few more seasons fading football followed then a career. Coaching at clubs of whom few had heard before maradona's turned up to manage them usually briefly. The low light of a short stint in charge of argentina's national side was getting clobbered six one in a world cup qualifier by the generally little feed. Bolivia could beat up saluda. Neither maradona's personal life nor public conduct became synonyms for probity and dignity. He received a suspended jail sentence for shooting for journalists with an air rifle outside his home in buenos iras on a return visit to naples. He had the to rolex watches. He habitually wore seized by local police as part payment for the thirty million euros. He still owed the italian treasury in taxes but no stupidity he perpetrated off the field ever quite included the memory of the miracles. He performed honored. There are those athletes who have the power to change a contest. Above and beyond their ability colossal though it may be space benz and time slows around them. The very fact of their presence alters things that charisma their reputation that half second of doubt they instill in their opponents. They are of that caliber. For whom a gain more race is half one before it even starts you. Think event and center hussein. Bolt shane warne serena williams and you most certainly think of diego maradona
Xfinity Series Champion Austin Cindric
"On the final with us. Today is austin syndrich. Welcome back to the program of great. Thanks for having me all right. So twenty twenty. Xfinity series champion That's got a nice ring to it right. Yeah without a doubt. I mean you work in an entire year. Obviously this year's been been crazy and trustful for a lot of people and a lot of different ways and Obviously rise to the occasion on on on the right weekend is is is ideal but The the work put in all season. It definitely makes you gratifying. So i take us through this closing laps. What was going through your head. Obviously we had. We pulled away in the lead with older tires there and I thought that was the hard part and turned out You know caution with three to go Having to come in and put on tires and that we are at a pretty big deficit I think that was the right call to make but putting yourself by maple on on on the offense and Having having to make two laps and make it happen when a championship in the with with with our competition definitely wasn't gonna be easy and putting a three wide off at turn four to win the championship Was was pretty cool. I thought i thought we all wreck for for a moment there and Definitely definitely dramatic finish and Glad glad we had to earn it but Definitely go out. It will all work out. What What did you do to celebrate. So yeah i've been trying to do the maximum obviously The different year As far as getting people together and enjoying things with that'd be with my guys do people shop or or or just my friends and family so That that part's obviously been a bit more of a challenge but Saturday night after the race. I can promise you. The the twenty two team had a great time and Major everybody got back to their rooms. Nice and safe but Otherwise it was it was. It was a fun night. looking forward to To enjoy during the season and coming back even harder and twenty twenty one. What are some of the things. That are a champion has to do during the week. Afterwards is it. Is it more than you expected. i think it's a lot of things that i wanna do myself It's it's. It's not things that that other people will put me up to as far as Like i said. I've had to be very creative in the last couple of days. Far as trying to figure out. Like i said what the maximum is that i can do to to to enjoy championship with with my team But also making sure i don't even turn you don't wanna championship every day and It's really difficult to do this in. Obviously we had the opportunity. Try new again next year but Trying to make sure that that. I don't miss anything almost anyone and I enjoy the moment obviously You're going to be kind of like the the face of the sport or the the face of the xfinity series for next year. What does it mean to be a champion and carry that flag. I think anyone who's watch watch series for the last couple of years. Watch me grow develop at the driver. Obviously i have my one one season in the truck series beforehand but that was it and As far as my career. So i've come a long way in a short amount of time and and i think Anyone who's watched those races that seeing that Has it's hopefully been able to create that. And as as seen this team really rally around me and in my development and obviously it's been a lot of fun to be able to do that and go on win races. And and then put ourselves in contention all year so it obviously Gives us more to look forward to. Obviously there's going to be great competition next year. I excited excited to see the full line. Up of drivers that We get to compete against and Looking forward to doing doing the most. We can't to make it back to phoenix and try and contempt for another championship now. Obviously every year. There's a big awards banquet at the end of the year this year. It's going to be a little different than can be more of a an awards show. I'm sure you're still looking forward to it because you're going to be honored. Their yeah i just want to get back all hours. Upset at other people's banquets watching other people talk. I want to do the talk. Our team to get the talking but It's it's obviously a challenge but No it's hopefully. Everyone can tune into that. I i got got wrapped up with with my obligations for that Just just yesterday actually so Looking forward to seeing that. It's also fun to to to to share that with with the other. Competitors are in shown creative while we were in nascar Production dairy and talk and talk to him about his race and and obviously Obviously chase elliott pretty pretty cool for the sport there and Obviously very well deserved for him and his family's well. We're on with xfinity series champion for twenty twenty austin syndrich and every year penske. Does this big olympic style kind of stuff with all their drivers and and and and crew members and stuff like that. This year was dodgeball How'd you do was it fun. It looked awesome while. I'm gonna brag on myself here for a minute because In p when. I was in middle. School and high school dodgeball was my thing. Okay i i don't know why i i obviously love it but For whatever reason. I just have a knack for it so When when they decided they were going to dodge ball with all the penske drivers i was. I was pretty keen so the game. They go to penske social channels. They haven't shared up on there. But i was the last man standing for a very long time Got a lot of people. I got blaney out by far the most athletic driver on our team pretty. I got him out early in the game But yeah it's great fun it. It's it's so cool. Because we're such a diverse group of drivers. As far as the different race series and and you know different nationalities and obviously we really different personalities. So that's always a really fun amick and I hope everyone enjoys that kind of stuff. I'm sure it's a big A team bonding kind of thing as well. Hey later today you've got a alive. Qna online. Are you are you nervous with some of the fans might ask you know. I don't think so Obviously we've got like said the life you and eight six six thirty on penske social channels on facebook and Looking forward to seeing the turnout we get for that. Because it'll be my crew chief. Brian wilson talking about Pretty much our season that race. Everything that's come down to it. Obviously brian i ever really greatly relationship and Look look forward to take jabs. Adam if i can't tonight what are some of the things are gonna be doing in the off season Both to relax and maybe even stay sharp for next year. Yeah i'm i'm still working on that. But i made a long list on the flight home from phoenix as far as things don't want to do and i i started to realize i'm probably not going to get everything done. I'd say top of that list is continue to work on my project car. I've got an eighteen ninety three volvo station wagon that i've been doing a Coyote swap was basically putting the the drive train. The the motor from a ford mustang. So go to five hundred horsepower. Engine in a in a ninety station wagon is has been no small feat. I've been working on this thing for for two years. Now doing all the work on myself so it's been really fun to to learn that Learn that side of things i. I think it's made me a better driver. And the obviously it's a it's a great pastime. Okay that's one of the most unique rebuilds. I think i've ever heard what's the goal for that. Car the goal is to be stupid or noxious. It's gonna race track. It's just it's just supposed to be loud stupid and fast. The car actually ways Significantly less than most most rijkaard's. It's actually smaller than you think being a station wagon. It's only twenty pounds. So a couple of hundred pounds lighter than most modern cars so nothing's gonna rip so Hopefully i get tight and have some fun with it so looking looking to make a pretty big debt absolutely now over the next year and a half or so. You've got a lot of things plan. Obviously going xfinity series racing next year. Defending that The championship and you're also going to have some cup series races Have they decided that your schedule yet. No it's definitely ongoing. Obviously gotta make sure things work logistically and and try and figure out the the right thing whether it be my development or having partners on the car but I'm excited for for that opportunity to to learn at the high level But i'd say if there is a race that i wanna do They're they're going cup racing at road. America on july fourth weekend is going to be amazing so I'm hoping that i can get to do that. One that one's definitely at the top of my list but Overall just just happy to happy to have that kind of an opportunity happy have the groundwork laid out for for for for my development over the next couple of years that's very challenging thing to to navigate in the sport especially the drivers so Looking forward to taking advantage of that opportunity and make the most of your drivers don't have the opportunity of knowing. Hey after next year. I'm going cup racing. They don't usually know that You still got to keep the eye on the ball for the community series. But i'm sure you're still excited about twenty twenty two. Yeah without a doubt to have that opportunity. Go race for the wood brothers in in in twenty twenty two. Obviously that's a that's a family. That has a huge legacy in the sport and The opportunity to to build on that legacy is something i definitely. Don't take lightly. I i love the history of the sport but also the the wood brothers eddie. Len modern john. Those guys who have been big supporters of mine Since since i've really come into nascar so excited to get to work with them here in the next couple the next couple of months after after twenty twenty one and Really really start the next chapter of my career with those guys so Very grateful for that as an opportunity. But i really really focused on defending title. It'd be be great taylor to walk out the as two time champions but a lot of work that needs to be done in a lot of hard competition to the face before then all right for sure last question any plans for the rolex twenty four working on that man that's that's always grind. I mean that is that is a given so Definitely definitely doesn't hurt to in the off season In style like this but Yeah i i wanna i wanna do the rolex again This past year was actually the first year in in three years that i hadn't done it so actually spotted the race for one of the penske cars which being outside in the middle of the night for twenty four hours is enough motivation for for trying to find drive the next year. I don't know what is so I'm i'm excited to try and try and navigate that I want to win that race. Really bad that's that's that's where i've been really passionate about for a long time a lot of miles in a lot of hours in so Still still on the lookout for for the right combination and Hopefully hopefully things down before the holidays. All right. he is the twenty twenty extended series champion. Austin syndrich thanks as always for being on the final
Judge Rejects Seattle City Council Member's Effort to Halt Recall
"In the Greek system have tested positive. A recall effort against outspoken Seattle City Council member Shama Sawant is moving ahead have radio Santa Scott reports County Superior Court Judge Jim Rogers rejecting arguments from salons legal team and their request for him to reconsider his decision that allowed the recall to move to the signature gathering phase on four of six allegations related to Sawant opening City Hall during a nighttime protest, letting another protest of the mayor's home using city resource is for a ballot initiative and delegating hiring decisions to the local Chapter River Socialist alternative. Be at the time. So one wasn't surprised. We will appeal this gold Rolex wants appealed to the state Supreme Court can continue. The state High Court tossed a recall
Mark Toft How to Build an Authentic Brand in an Insincere Age
"Guests. Teacher is mark. Toft and marked off is going to be teaching you how to build an authentic brand in an insincere age. Everybody is trying to project their brand on social media on Youtube with Webinars, beating their chests with bravado, and it's just falling on deaf ears how you stand out when everybody's trying to brand themselves and. Look like they're winning will that's why we brought on Mark Toft to teach you how to build a branding strategy. The actually works that's real and Authentic Marta is a chief strategy officer and Co founder of the narrator group and he's an absolute branding expert. He was the lead digital writer on the staples easy and project. He has over twenty five years of experience in business and branding, and he wants to give you a gift today a great lesson on how to focus and craft a brand that matters into these noisy world. We got a lot to cover in today's guest lessons. So let's get into it. Let's get down to business. This message is brought to you by windows and HP everyone has a different way to work whether it's typing on a computer sketching out notes with a pen or accessing all your stuff on your phone with windows HP. You'll have all the tools you need to work the way you want. So whatever you do, make it you with windows and HP see how windows dot com slash HP. We brought on Mark Toft today to teach you a great lesson on building an authentic brand a brand that stands out brand people talk about a brand that really has a message and resonates with people they say brand or your brand is what other people say about you when you're not around, let's make sure they say, well, we want them to say it's your job to craft that narrative. So GonNA, hinder over a mark to t shoe his guests lesson on doing just that. Back, to rally the lesson, give my takeaways but for now, take it away mark. Hello everyone. This is mark talked I'm grateful join me today I'll be teaching you about why brand authenticity is critical to success and three things that all authentic brands do. So let's get down to business. Before we dive in. Let's pause on that word branding a lot of businesses get knotted up by especially start-ups. Here's a helpful and pragmatic way to think about it. If you pulled five people aside at your company and ask them what you do and why you. Would you get five different answers? This. Is the kind of challenge branding solve. But the truth is at a lot of what passes for branding materials and consultation are thickening agents meant to make businesses feel they've paid for something substantial complex defying an order to profit Tim Ferriss has called it. But branding is in fact, very simple. You don't need pages of charts and graphs to define it just a few words or a sentence. Branding. Is what you stand for and what people experience from your products and services. It's not what you claim to be. It's what you are. Your brand is your purpose advertising takes that purpose and assembles it into compelling story. That's twenty five years of frontline branding and advertising experience packed into a few words. But why is authenticity important to branding? Because the temptation to tweet or share things on social media in order to be accepted has never been greater. In a sense, we're all performing for each other like never before. Judging by our music or movies social media, not to mention her branding and advertising being true to ourselves. As novel we're after we want to seem to be true to ourselves want the appearance of authenticity. Than the fact. The wise words of Simon Sinek provide good corrective branding is an exercise and trust building. He says when we fake our way to trust that trust will eventually collapse. One level of brand authenticity relates facts. Is that cookie made with natural ingredients is that watch rolex a knockoff? Now this kind of authenticity isn't unimportant. But it's only a starting point. It's like telling people your height or your eye color. These details don't penetrate to who you are were to who your brand really is. It's easy for companies to get hung up and telling the history of their founding. In exacting detail they feel they have to recite information about their origins founded in this year by these two people humble beginnings in a garage or basement. I'm not saying these things should be hidden, but they frequently don't matter. When you think of authenticity branding, think of it, this way brand authenticity is believing in and delivering on what you claim about yourself and your products and services. It's your brand's essence not it's facts or its features. And this gets us to the first thing that all authentic brands do they're built on a clear purpose. In the movie office space and Unhappy Employees named Peter Gibbons, guts, sufficient his cubicle and fights the desire to throttle the CO worker who tells him must be having a case of the Mondays. It's funny because many of us have had jobs like peters bad jobs jobs that seem to have no function other than to make us move paper around in dream of the day will quit. Meaninglessness is deadly for brands because humans are wired for purpose, employees leave jobs when they don't find sufficient meaning pay and benefits are rarely the cause. You can't capture your purpose with long mission statement and pages of brand strategy employees and customers need something clear simple and true. They can go back to again and again. My partners and I call it the hill you defend it's the first and the final ground on which you stake the life your business. Their other popular ways to describe the same basic idea. Jim Collins argues that all successful companies adhere to a hedgehog concept. They succeed by finding and focusing on one thing that they do really well. Simon Sinek talks about the golden circle and starting with why The center of the Golden Circle is a brands reason for being it's why. Don't be afraid to embrace a seemingly humble purpose that you can actually live out rather than a high falutin purpose that has little relation to the products or services you provide. One Young Entrepreneur I met was launching a firm dedicated to sustainable architecture, her passion and her intelligence. Clear. Although. Her purpose was staring right in the face building better buildings that is buildings that are more affordable and more beautiful and friendlier to the environment. She was clinging to a phrase that she had fallen in love with. We're going to change the vernacular architecture. She told me do you know what that means? Neither do I. Should be more likely to find her company's authentic purpose by thinking of it this way. Could someone call her office and say? Hello I'd like to buy a change in architectural vernacular please. nope. But they could call and say I like to commission a building that's better and more efficiently designed. A strong purpose answers a lot of questions and even help inform business decisions. Why should we design packages this way? Why are we expanding into these markets or reaching out to these customers? Why are we aging our cheese like this? Or for employees, why do they perform their work this way or not another way? Because that's what a company dedicated to. This purpose would do. Think of Fedex with their purpose of guaranteed on time delivery. United. Airlines being the friendlier line. Now they've lost their way it seems in recent years but that purpose at one time catapulted them to being the number one carrier in the world. The second thing that all authentic brands do is they seek conflict. As. Social creatures most of us try to avoid or minimise conflict that's perfectly rational but conflict is at the heart of good stories and it's also at the heart of effective branding and advertising. Most products and companies are created out of conflict. To take a prosaic example, a busy parent is confronted by an unhappy teenager whose favourite redshirt is fading in the wash. It's a problem that needs to be solved. Tied Color Guard offers a solution, a detergent that doesn't fade reds and other bright colors even after multiple loads of laundry. The importance of conflict and branding and advertising is often overlooked. Ultimately, address in resolving conflict is why people will pay for your products or services. Conflict interestingly can help you locate and focus your brand purpose if you're struggling to pinpoint. If you're not sure how to express your brands purpose think of the conflict or the problem solve for customers. Finally the third thing that authentic brands do is they cause with caution. Not long ago people greeted with this news KFC announces buckets for. The Cure. You don't really need to learn more details to sense the approaching doom. Kentucky Fried Chicken Partner with Susan G Komen to donate fifty cents to cancer research for every bucket of chicken ordered. Funding, breast cancer research is, of course a noble cause. KFC simply wasn't the brand to do it at least not in this way. Maybe they could have donated money directly without making it depends on the consumption of fried chicken. The campaign was met with House of disapproval and was quickly withdrawn. The public is onto brands looking for cheap grace. Your customers. Dishonesty sensors are set to high. They're quick to see self interest masquerading as selflessness, and they're ready to pounce on publicize instances of inauthentic.
Twitter Hackers Arrested
"We have learned more about who's behind who is believed to be behind the twitter hack. And you know not some four. Powerful state-sponsored cybercrime gang, just A. we believe a seventeen year. Old Kid His name is all over the tech press. I heard you not wanting to say it on on, Mac. Breglio. So but I do have it in the show notes. To find it I mean. Yeah. You know I come from the School of journalism where you don't say the names of miners were accused of crimes, but apparently nobody else does that. So the AD the local Florida news channel. WFL talks Tim right away. They outed him as Graham Clark from Tampa Bay Florida. We. So they also. Suitably creepy, picture. Of Him. I know in fact in fact before. I reduced in size I. Actually had in the show notes. He looks a little bit like spock at so. got kind of a pointed ear. Is Little bit creepy. And, it's interesting too that his nick is Kirk. So Oh, maybe. Two Years Yeah. So Anyway the the the sad thing is this guy's life is now seriously sparked up. Yeah. He's been charged with felonies relating to computer communications and organized fraud for scamming hundreds of people using compromised account according to a press release from Hillsborough State Attorney. Andrew Warren's office. This guy Grab Clark. Now. Faces Thirty Felony Charges? So we have one count of organized fraud involving more than fifty thousand dollars, seventeen counts of communications, fraud of over three hundred dollars. One count of fraudulent use personal information. For an amount over one, hundred, thousand dollars or thirty or more victims. Ten counts of fraudulent use personal information and one count access to computer or electronic devices without authority and scheming to defraud. So in total thirty counts of felony charges, all of those felonies. So I mean I do feel like unfortunately, there's there's sort of a bit of. overreaction I, I, mean I get it that. This was not good and certainly that the law enforcement wants to send a message like don't do this even if you can Initially, the the initial announcement didn't indicate whether Clark had any partners in crime, but a few hours after the press conference announcement, the world learned that the US. DOJ had also filed charges against two other suspects believed to have helped Clark in this hack. The first of those was identified as Mason Shepherd who who's known as chair Juan nineteen years old living in Bognar Regis in the UK and the other is identified as Nima Fazackerley. Also known as Rolex twenty, two year, old residing in Orlando Florida. The US Attorney Anderson said there is a false belief within the criminal hacker community that attacks like the twitter hack can be perpetrated anonymously and without consequence today's charging announcement demonstrates thus I think an example has been meeting is being made. That, the elation of nefarious hacking into a secure environment for fun or profit will be short lived. Criminal conduct over the Internet may feel stealthy to the people who perpetrated, but there's nothing stealthy about it. In particular. He said, I want to say to would be offenders break the law Ed. We will find you please. So exactly the kind of thing hackers go. knows. That's GonNa, really scare me, I remember when I was a teenager. And in Fact Leo, did this did I? You know I was always a good kid. But oh, to be seventeen and have done Brazi network in front of me. Yeah. Yeah. Twitter early, fairly clever. Because, well, go ahead because it the way did it was kind of kind of interesting. Yeah. So for their part twitter disclosed a bit more about the nature of the attacks. They said that the that the phone based social engineering attack allowed the attackers to obtain the credentials of a limited set of employees, which then made it possible to gain access to twitter's internal. Internal Network and support tools although not all of those employees were who are initially targeted had permissions to use account management tools. The attackers you know apparently, just actually just Graham was able to use their credentials to then access twitter's internal systems and gain information about twitter's processes that expanded knowledge then enabled the attackers to target additional employees who did have access to twitter's privileged account support tools. Reuters also had reported something that I had not seen elsewhere, which was that as of Earlier. This year. More than a thousand twitter employees and contractors had access to twitter's in tools and could change user account settings in hand control over to others a thousand. And this was a key. To former twitter employees. Well as we know such widespread access makes it difficult if not impossible to defend against the sort of hacking that occurred.
Big tech CEOs testify before Congress
"So, this hearing just going to say it, it was six hours of chaos. So. So many things like individual moments of pure chaos happened this hearing. But because every member of Congress was only given five minutes to ask the questions in and they moved on, no one could process the moments of cash. So here are some things that happened during this hearing. Jeff. bezos just started eating nuts on his call. That was just a thing that you started snacking for the first ninety minutes. It appears that basis had tech issues was operating in some kind of delay. So we didn't hear from him. They just answer any questions and they'd take a ten minute break Jeff. bezos could fix his computer. Amazing. Jim Jordan, who McKenna pointed out. On the show last week is always sort of chaos element. Try to talk over several members of Congress got yelled to put his mass back on floated. Just elaborate conspiracy theories. was when I say was chaos I. Don't know if there's any other way to describe it. I. Think that led a lot of people to think the hearing itself didn't accomplish its goals, but I think in many ways it did. But Kennedy you WanNa Kinda go through what the committee was trying to accomplish the themes they were pointed at in. How hearing played out, right. So okay. First off. Harkening back to last week I mentioned Jim. Jordan's mountain dew obsession. Definitely drink a handful those throughout the hearing I took notes in screen shots. So, I, called it. But regardless of their pores soda choices, there were a lot of lawmakers who definitely did their homework and I think that was really apparent throughout the entire hearing and when I look at. The picture that they tried to paint I think that became really clear in chairman Sicily's opening statements. So this is the guy who liked. And spearheaded the entire investigation from the beginning, and in those opening statements, he pointed out that yeah Apple Amazon Google facebook. There are different in a lot of ways and they exhibit anticompetitive behaviors potentially allegedly and a lot of different ways. But what they tried to pull together and was a story, and it's really hard to tell a story and five minute fragments. But what happened yesterday was Sicily. Ni, and a lot of the Democrats on the Committee wanted to point out that these companies they become bottlenecks for distribution whether that's information or just like APP stores marketplace's they control what gets distributed in how what was really key to the investigation was how? How they survey competitors. If you have so much control dominance over a market or a specific part of the tech industry, you have a lot of insight into your competitors and you can do a lot of dangerous things with that, and then lastly, after that dominance has gained, it's how they abuse it. Right? How they abuse it to make harder for small businesses in competitors and I think that's exactly what Cellini pointed out in the beginning and I think they did a poor job that storytelling throughout the process. But I think that's also our job. Right is to pull that evidence together and tell that story for them in a way that isn't like. Yes, no yelling at CEOS and like stopping them and I think by getting that in the evidentiary record doing all this questioning, I think they really did achieve their goal in the end. Yeah. I mean, I think the thing that happened sort of next to the hearing was that they released a bunch of documents from these one point, three, million documents of clutch. Over the past year, they released pretty targeted selection documents for every company showing some of this stuff, Casey, I wrote a story about. facebook. INSTAGRAM. My I'm going to frame this email or mark Zuckerberg. Literally one sentence, no period. The Andrew says I need to figure out. I'M GONNA buy instagram like I would love to just be in a place were sending that email like super casually like I got this thing to figure out and it's not like am I gonNa buy the model of the car. It's like instagram. I've been thinking of the text messages where so and so says that Mark Zuckerberg's didn't go destroy mode on instagram ever since they got that up. Case she this to Kevin and right that text was. Yes. Well, it was Kevin. System was talking to an investor and Kevin said to the investor. If we don't sell well, mark, go into destroy mode on us and the investor side probably. Of course, stray casual. So there's just a lot of documents and I think one of the functions of hearing was to get those documents into the official congressional record to make the CEO's account for them. That did not seem very successful to me. Is like a takeaway people should have from this hearing, right? No. I think a lot of people that go into these hearings are expecting like these big Gotcha moments and expecting like a lot of news and all this stuff. But it really, it wasn't oversight hearing. You know it wasn't. They didn't come. They came at this like in a report last earlier this week that they came out at as investigators. They didn't come at it to make a big show horse and pony show out of it, and yet I think the CEO's didn't. The record well enough to the extent that they could have. But there was definitely, I was expecting them to do a lot less evasion and I expected a lot less room probation with the documents, but it's just the process of a Congressional hearing. It's. It's hard to do that in a congressional hearing. But if you put those documents out there, you get the CEO's on the record a little bit who does excite this excites the FTC. J, and that's who can take this next and then it's also congress. You know they can't break up a tech company, but they can regulate going forward and it's those three key themes that I pointed out earlier that they could regulate. You know what I mean. They could legislate to forbid companies from surveying competitors and things like that, and that's where this goes. So the format of the hearing, every member and five minute chunks, it seemed very clear that the Democrats had some sort of coordinated evidentiary strategy, they would start and. And they would say, I, want to read this email to you. What did you mean by this email and then Jeff bezos would say something like I have. No idea is on works. I. Was real pattern that developed was basis really not doing or claiming he definitely knows claiming not really no way Wayne is under the thing they did or they would ask sooner Pichai about the very granular add deal google made by an ad product, and soon I, would say I'll get back to you, which is basically all responses. So the Democrats seemed like they were coordinated to move through their documents. The Republicans seem to be doing something else that also seem coordinated intentional, but what was their focus because that seemed clear split my takeaway from Jim Jordan who? We got into earlier, he he was interviewing. As if they were all Jack Dorsey. And as we talked about like, yeah, he invited Jack Dorsey to testify, but he doesn't sit on the antidote subcommittees. Anything. He says, it just doesn't matter. So it sounded to me as if he prepared questions Jack Dorsey and then it was like, oh, he's not coming I'll ask Tim Cook the same questions. Another completely crazy moment that happened just seen by and five minute chunks is that. Represented Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin Dear Sweet Wisconsin. Definitely. Asked Mark Zuckerberg why the Donald Junior was banned from twitter and mark. Zuckerberg was happening on twitter facebook and there was just like a moment of confused silence, and then he tried to move on and that just sort of floated by in the river of chaos to tell you how much chaos there was kneeling. When you started to tell that story, I thought you were going to tell the story about when Jim Jordan asked him cook if the famous one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, Apple Super Bowl, AD was actually about twenty twenty cancel culture, which is another thing that really happened. I think that's out of context. He didn't ask him. He said clearly, this is. That's definitely what Steve Jobs was thinking IBM is canceled culture and Apple's going to break it with hammer and Jeff. Bezos said that social media is a nuance destruction machine and all this crazy stuff from that. It was a wild will that that particular question when Jim Jordan asked, do you support the cancel culture mov, you could see the CEOS like. 'cause they went in order. He asks them all in order. So First Tim Cook just like basically muttered nothing. Here's like I don't. I support speech whatever. The iphone a keyboard like that was his answer. Sooner per child also, just like muttered, right? He's like Google has always supported free expression Zuckerberg like saw the opportunity and took it and the forces of liberalism I rising I, and then basis was like I cannot. I cannot do in like went for it, and that was just totally insane moment. But it also seems like the Republicans were intentional to try to create their own moments where they were yelling at CEOS about bias on platforms is obviously something cover a. At. You were paying a lot of attention that case you're paying a lot of attention to it. Do you think that was effective in creating because you know there's like a parallel conservative Universe Jim? Jordan was on Tucker. Carlson. Last night like was that effective or d think that the CEO's were able to sort of tamp down on interesting the Tucker Carlson pointed out that Google and other companies are all big donors to Jim Jordan another folks. So that is a weird side, but I think it was actually besides the moment where they mixed up twitter with facebook I. Think this was much more effective off. Off Topic yelling about technology than we usually see like are genuinely issues that like they are upset about that, they could point to largely around like cove nineteen misinformation and they could at least like pick those topics and stick to them rather than kind of asking vague questions about like, why is my phone listening to me? Well, they're definitely asked questions about why are my campaign emails getting filtered by G mail? Yes. I should. I should mention that they have really and they have all of these cases where they ask about extremely specific one off incidents that anyone who has used social media knows happens constantly. And, then turn them into a sinister pattern. But I think they managed to come off as sounding more like they understood what they were talking about the unusual. I think that was a real theme of the hearing, Casey. What did you think of this sort of bias side show that occurred? Well, I mean the the idea that conservative voices are being suppressed is foundational to the conservative movement and is behind the rise of conservative talk radio. It was behind the rise of Fox News. Now that social media exists, we have seen it in this new form, but it is sort of being presented as extra, sinister and worthy of. Some sort of legislative intervention what frustrates me about it is that much more than newspapers or or cable news like Mark Zuckerberg Dorsey. These people benefit hugely from having all possible voices on their platform. None of them is incentivized to drive conservatives off their platform. What they are incentivized to do is have rules that make the place safe and welcoming. So that people want to hang out there and so to the extent that there are issues on the platform, they've largely come because these platforms have rules. And you know you would think that a bunch of free marketeers would realize that the alternative to the system that they're so mad about would be creating a new system, but they don't seem at all interested in doing that. So I just sort of dismissed all of them as charlatans I actually thought it was interesting that the opposite track came up, which was the Stop Hey for profit campaign I kind of wasn't expecting that. The representative Raskin I believe asked facebook. Basically, why aren't you kicking more hate speech off. I forget who else asked like look is the point that you're so big. You don't care about advertiser boycotts I. Mean, you know it will here. Here is a fact that the number one complaint that facebook gets from its users, the thing that users. About. FACEBOOK is that it removes too much content and so if you're running the place, you do have to take these complaints seriously in a way. Right? It might not be you know that you shadow band conservative whatever that even means on social network in twenty twenty. But the fact that you're removing content is really upsetting people. So you can't dismiss that idea entirely, but I still don't feel like we're having that intellectually honest conversation about it. So this was definitely I feel like you can connect the you control distribution. We're GONNA show the abuses of power narrative. We got other. Democrats. With the you control distribution. You're banning conservatives right like I. Think what's Sensenbrenner Again, cups and conservatives are consumers to is that people don't realize that like fifty percent of the population in many ways. But facebook has like famous conservatives working its highest levels Kevin. We last week, we're talking about Kevin Roose keeps sharing the list. List of the most engaged content from crowd tangle. It's all conservative content, and that's so problematic for facebook that they're. They're pushing back with other metrics and graphs of their own, making the facts just aren't there, but it doesn't seem to be convincing. Brett Kevin is being asked to recuse himself from facebook case because he's like best friends with facebook I, AP I wrote a column almost two years ago. Now, arguing that conservatives were trying to redefine. Any conservative identified person having any unwanted outcome on a social network, right? So bias is your name was higher than mine in search results. Bias is used suggested that I follow a Democrat and not a Republican right, and if you take action on your policies that apply to everyone against me a conservative that is biased against conservatives, right. So and by the way I have to say this has been hugely successful because we've talked about it. How many minutes now and the longer that these discussions. Discussions. Go on. They just sort of refi people's minds. The idea that there really is a vast conspiracy to silence conservative speech because he's networks are so big millions of conservatives are having experiences like this every day, and now there is an ideology that is basically a religion for them to attach to, which is although Silicon Valley liberals are out to get. Reason I wanted to talk about the conservative side show, which in many ways was a circus is it feels like the notion that we should be punitive to the companies or mad at the company's. Bipartisan, right we were. We were not looking at a hearing where the Democrats were on the attack. Republicans are saying we love. Apple. We're looking at hearing where they were. Everyone was mad. There are a couple of exceptions to that. There were a couple of I think sensenbrenner and a few other folks were like look we want to be clear. Big is not bad. We just WANNA make sure we're not punishing you for your success, but you were like almost entirely, right? Yeah. I. Mean I. think that's it's important to. To capture that mood like Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg, Tim, Cook soon. Darpa, try they usually get to finish whatever sentence they start saying. Right. They're not used to being interrupted. Their thoughts are usually like you know they get to live in complete sentences and people take them seriously here in five in intervals, they were interrupted almost every time they started speaking to be told that they were wrong that they were filibuster at one point Sicily said stop thinking is for the questions. We can just assume they're all good questions. They. Were getting yelled at and they're going yell that about a variety of things that were pretty specific. So you kind of in your kind of structure here. The first one was controlling distribution. What did you hear as a hearing went on the indicated to that? The committee had a case here? I think the apple's APP store is one thing you know charging thirty percent cuts on certain things is just controlling an APP store. It's the same thing with Amazon's marketplace. They can inherently in control what gets placed and what gets sold and you know if they want to play with search results on Amazon, they can do that, and then on facebook and Google, it's not just like products and software that's information. And it could be information when it's like Google. Google. Stealing yelps, texture views right in putting those in its little info boxes in search queries in facebook if facebook is just like an. Mation, distribution platform and. It can decide Algorithm Mickley. Knowingly. What people get to see this bution was very keen to the committee's hearing yesterday and they pointed out different aspects in which you know each company exhibited that kind of behavior. So the one that will you bring up apple? We wrote about this, say there's much emails. Apples document production is just one hundred and thirty pages of unrelated emails and whatever order see it's like scan through it. So there's a lot of little stories in there. There's one about right to repair and apple realizing it needed to repair. By watching PR people operate by reading their emails journalists. Very entertaining. They're like we had a break like here's our strategy. Here's we're GONNA. That's all in there. You can look at it, but there's a lot about the APP store itself and how they're going to use the mechanics of the APP store to control their platform, and it started at the beginning like the first emails in this production from twenty, ten there. From Phil, Schiller Steve Jobs saying, are we GONNA? Let Amazon Sell Books in the kindle store. Store, it felt like I saw an Amazon ad was hard to watch this hard to watch this ad where a person's reading a book on an iphone in the kindle APP in the pick up an android phone keep reading. He's like literally like it was hard to watch like Schiller's at home like pain what a customer is having an experience that good it really just. Heart and so he's like it was hard to watch. You fours Steve Jobs. They're like we gotta shut it down jobs is the bookstore will be the only bookstore on the APP. Store. That's the way it's going to be everyone's gotta used to it. We know that restricting payments will hurt other things, but that's what we're doing and they started there in two thousand ten and they pulled it out, and then that ladders up into everything that we've seen with, hey, ladders up into the analysis group showing up to. Apple, can pay them to say that there's independent study has revealed. Everybody has a thirty percent cut. It has landed up into Tim Cook, forwarding. He gets a letters from developers that are in this direction. It's like apples breaking my heart and he just like Ford's it. Tim, Cook forwards that email to filter credit eighty, just as thoughts like amazing like they are constantly thinking about the APP store as a mechanism of control for the platform in the leverage and other deals. So the other one was apple is this Amazon one which I have very mixed feelings on saying that this is bad or legal I'm curious for all of your thoughts famously. Did, not have the prime video APP on the Apple TV and all these other places apple, Amazon came to a deal. There's an entire presentation in this production like the slide deck of how the deal is going to work. Apple got to be the preferred seller of its own product. So third parties cancel. Apple. Products, Amazon pages, they got. They have a custom by flow. They've custom product pages, all the stuff in return. Amazon got a lower commission on the APP store and gets to Selatan products which no. No like you can rent a movie from the Amazon APP on the Apple TV, no one else gets to it in one world. This is just pure platform collision, right? Apple cut VIP deal for big companies because it wanted something and you could say this is legal in another world. It's like this is how deals work apple something valuable. Amazon s something valuable and they came to a conclusion wherever made more money and quite frankly the consumer experience platform has got better. How do you read that? Casey? That is good and fair analysis of it. I. Think I did read slightly more scandalous. Tones into it in part because apple would never acknowledge that some developers are more important to it than others even though if you assume that that's true, I think maybe one of the things that's frustrating about it is there is no transparency accountability around which developers get sweetheart deals is that once you hit a certain threshold of revenue will cut your price. Why couldn't they extend that deal to everyone right? Or is it just if we withhold something that seems particularly valuable, we can eventually drag you to the table. Table, which is sort of what seems like happened here. I think in all cases, what I'm always looking for is the accountability, right like and some sense of of equitable treatment of developers and I understand the guys are always going to get the best treatment, but it can that be publicly visible. Can it be acknowledged and there'd be routes for others to achieve that same level of success and treatment, and that I'll just seems missing here. Did you buy Tim Co? He said it twice. It was obviously A. Glimmer, of sympathy for all four CEOS. There is a lot of reporting that they had spent months preparing for this hearing like being grilled there, they'd hire outside law firms. They. Practiced they all clearly had soundbites memorized in none of them. Got To say him because it kept getting interrupted. Tim Cook had this one where he is like if we're the gatekeepers, the gates are open wider than ever. We've gone from five hundred. APPS to one point seven, he said like. A whole speech. and. The thing is there's fierce competition for developers. They don't like our store can do for android the windows. For xbox and PS. Four. Which I was like the idea that adobe is going to be like we don't want to be on the IPAD. Here's PS. Four Photoshop is insanity to me. I'm going to build a spreadsheet. APP. For the five. That's how frustrated with Tim Cook. To that ring. True to you I. Mean, there's no, it does not ring true. There is a, there is a duopoly. In the United States when it comes to smartphones, iphones have majority share in the United States and you can't say, well, you know there's there's a rogue fork of android in Malaysia that you could go develop for if you really wanted to and have that come across as a credible argument to Americans. Right it is. Natural for any monopolist to spend most of its time, arguing that it is much smaller and much less consequential as as you think it is and they're essentially always asking you to ignore what is in front of your face, which is that they are the giant. They are in control. What they say goes, and it doesn't matter which small businesses get hurt along the. The. Way I would point out that the contact and we're gonNA talk about earnings eventually. But the context for that is apple had its biggest third quarter ever this month, their revenues went up eleven percent year over year, they're making obviously making billions of dollars in their services revenue, which is a lot of the narrative around the APP stores increasing that services line. Also went up. I think it was thirteen billion. So you're right. They're very big in their earnings the day after the hearing did nothing. To reduce that impression. I want to switch to Amazon a little bit McKenna. You really focused Amazon was basis first time up there. They came at him a lot about marketplace. How did you think that went I think it went pretty good. I. Think. John Paul specifically was just like killer her questions with breakout star. Yeah. She was just like killer and she's the representative for. SEATTLE. So this is where Amazon is right. So she just like killed it and. And I think there were a couple of instances in the documents and in questioning yesterday that really pulled important things out there was like testimony from one bookseller who was like, yeah. We just can't sell a category of books and we don't know why Amazon doesn't let us do that just like testimony like that or even when it comes to like acquisitions, the ring acquisition especially, I wrote about that today through the documents and how. They said, this is for market position. This is a for technology, your talent or anything. We just bought this and that's something that base said again, yesterday he was just very clear. It's like, yeah, we do buy things market position, which is like so insane just here like the richest person in the world. But like, yeah, we're buying market position. It's just what happens. That's another one I have mixed feelings right, and by the way, people should read McKenna story because those documents have just a very funny breakdown like the pros and cons of buying. Buying ring in many of the cons like what if this turns into nest, which if you're just the verge cast listeners like it's just like the Keyword Bingo, but it's fine to say, we're buying market position like this isn't the best product out there, but it's the category of video. doorbells is not huge, right? So to by the the market leader in video doorbells is maybe the most rational use of the money. What is the problem that you think the committee was trying to show an address sense of we're just going to market position. Pointing out, they can just do whatever they want and how casual it is, and there really isn't. It's really funny to read an email like that, and we could buy it or we could just copy it or are. We could just watch. You know that was one of the emails that base from someone. Those are just three options you know and it's like just pick and choose you know. Pointed out like a lot. Just that email itself really pointed out just how easy it is for them. They used a lot of that time history to talk about copycat behaviors and to talk about just like you know buying up competitors and it just seeing that all in one little e mail having to do with the ring was like really i. think it was really kind of I opening and especially like useful for the committee. So Amazon got hit a lot for the data collection side of it of copying competitors. bezos did not seem to have great answers there. Right. So that's the. The thing they got in trouble with this. There is that Wall Street. Journal article from like April where employees were literally like, yeah. We dip into data and we use that to guide our own private label products and everybody was like Whoa and Amazon basins. Yesterday said, well, we do have a policy that bans that but giant pointed out yesterday. It's like, okay. So what's your enforcement look like you can have the policy, but like if you don't enforce it, then it's like meaningless. And then yesterday I. Think Paul was like, can you give me a yes or no answer? Do you dip into data and he's like I can't I can't give you. Yes or no, and we're just like we're looking into it. The story had anonymous sources. So that isn't very helpful to us. You know what I mean. So that was one of the main things and that Wall Street Journal article and I think it's the same kind of examples in the committee's documents. They point out specific examples like car trunk, organizers of all things. It's like weird little products like Amazon's like this is a little hot. Maybe we should do that. So I, I think. I, think they made a good case yesterday. Yesterday on that. Yeah. I mean bezos brought up that Wall Street Journal, Article himself twice, and he was like, well, your policy against it. But I can't guarantee never happened. Then there is a strange just didn't come across clear I. Think I know what the committee was trying to get at their like US aggregate seller data when there's only three sellers and then only to sellers? Yes, I. Think what they're getting at is when you're down to the aggregate data of two companies, you heard effectively looking at individual data. What is the problem? They're like the I get what you're doing. You're just reducing the denominator to get to one, but like it, why is that particular problem? Right? Well, none of these. Dipping into individual seller data and looking at aggregate data. That's not a legal. There is no law. This is all voluntary of Amazon. So they have a voluntary policy where like we can't do individual seller data, but they say nothing against aggregate and aggregate what you're getting at eight. Here you is. Does the same thing if it's just like some goofy little product they. They bring up pop stock. It's all the time before pop tops in a moment. Right? There's only like one pop. So company like you know pop soggy, it was kind of an innovative product. It's like well, if there's only two of them and use the aggregate data, you you you have everything you need to know you know about that product line looking aggregate. If that's what you decide to qualify as do you as you're looking through the other Amazon documents and other stuff. So anything jump out at you is something the committee was trying to prove or get at. The questioning seemed very focused on. Like are you using the state at a copy products? Are you buying things? You shouldn't buy. There's one question which I did not understand why came up about DMC. Take downs on twitch and Jeff as just had this look of panic in his eyes. He's like I don't know man I bought Wedge because my kids want to. Do something like that was like the side show stuff, but the real focus here, it just seemed like it was definitely in the marketplace, right? Amazon, everyone came at Amazon for the marketplace. That's what everybody knows him as like they have all these little sides. They got rain. They got Alexa Alexa was one thing too. That was kind of interesting. It's like. Are you buying things like ring to put Alexa into and dislike expand your like Titan Ism as like an Internet Internet connected home. Thing and make that more closed off and walled gardening. That was one thing. But no, it was just focusing on how much power they have to kind of change. What happens in the marketplace to kind of decide what companies in what products are able to come up on the first page of results. You know that's also something that they dug into Google and in something that one of those like themes that kind of ties everything together. We should say they all spend a lot of time talking about counterfeit goods, and why is it Amazon removed? Fake stuff from the platform and how much is it profiting off of you know selling pick rolexes? Is it surprising? The whole foods didn't show up at all they're. Like that is a really massive thing. Amazon owns that. Is it moving into a huge new product category? I think whole foods is not an online marketplace, which was the title of the hearing, not that that restricted anybody from doing anything except that, one of the things Amazon says is we have lots of competition from offline marketplaces, right? Brought up kroger a lot I mean, this is the case he's point. They all made. It seem like they were beset at any moment. They could be crushed by the likes of stop and Shop Right? Like I think the point though was really on the. Digital. Experience Consumers have and like I, don't know Ho-. Foods fits. Into that narrative, especially, because it is itself not dominant like they bought it because you needed to grow in their. Good at that at my question for you on the Amazon stuff was when you think about, we talk about two thirty a lot right like you and I in particular spent a lot time to thirty, which regulates with the platform can do with content. There's not really an equivalent of two thirty for goods on store. Right like there's some case is out there saying like you're liable for what what happens on your online store page, but Amazon doesn't have that like second order of like Messi nece around it that twitter and facebook to with two thirty, I. Mean, it gets invoked a lot for marketplace's, but it's way messier. Well, I just wanted to like this question at counterfeits question about ranking the store like they are even more free than any twitter is to to sort tweets algorithm. Algorithm clear to modern like it just their store. Do you think that they're like that Algorithm transparency? Your wire things ranked. Did you catch a sense that that's where the regulation is GonNa go. So much of the conversation around Amazon really felt like it was individuals sellers being wronged for reasons of Amazon being unresponsive or stealing. It's data. So I don't know it didn't. It didn't seem like a really big focus of the hearing, but it is a huge deal. Yeah. The, digital marketplace frame of this, which is where we have talked to. Cellini. That's where he's going right like facebook and Google very digital. They have like they don't do physical goods. Really. Apple is the APP store. It's all digital goods. Amazon is the one where it's. Front to a lot of physical things, and that is the only place where I can see this regulation needing to make some sort of like major meaningful distinction in I. Didn't see it in the hearing, but I was curious of you caught a glimmer of it. I'm not positive that they have to make a huge distinction there like depending on what they come up with because. So much of this is about their companies and whatever product they produced. The issue is more or less whether or not they're being surveilled and unfairly by targeted and crushed by that data surveillance. All right. We have gone for forty minutes. We should take a quick break. I said I wasn't going to go by company and it happens. So we should come back and talk with facebook Ango. We'll be right back. This is advertiser content. When I say utopia what comes to mind. Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the perfect social body. Every Body Matt Place. Everybody happy now while the peacock original series, brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. A concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. I introduced the theory five hundred years ago. 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Yeah. But you said something to me yesterday was interesting, which is everyone else's problems are forward looking and it feels like facebook's problems are actually in the past break for people explain what you mean. Yeah. So when Congress is looking at any trust with respect to these four companies for three of them, it's It's sort of about the marketplaces that their operating right now with facebook, the question is much more about should we have allowed it to buy serum? Should we have allowed it to buy WHATSAPP and most of the antitrust conversation that was around facebook yesterday was all about that. What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Instagram, and when did he know it? We wrote a story based on some documents that the house released yesterday. In which facebook has clearly identified instagram as a competitor. In at least some ways and wants to go after it and knock it off the table, and so that's kind of where the focuses their facebook and Burke did get a lot of other questions yesterday, but it tended to be much more about content moderation and things that don't have a lot to do with antitrust. So there was weird section where they asked the face. Face Research APP in the novel, Vpn? Any kind of got lost well, explain what happened and I'm curious reactions. Yeah. So facebook has a bunch of nifty tech tools to figure out what's trending which APPs or the kids using, and so that can essentially have an early warning system if it needs to consider acquiring something or more likely in these days, go out clone it. and. So Zuckerberg was asked about the way that the company uses these systems and if they are anti competitive I, think you know traditional antitrust law probably would not say copying an APP feature is anti competitive, but could lobby written in the future about it shirt I. Think the one that caught me was I mean, this is what I'm. McKenna's points from earlier is like one of the themes here is, are you so dominant that you can collect data that's unfair and then use that to crush or killer competitors, and definitely bought the Inaba VPN to do it. That's true. Now, when I've asked executives at facebook about this, what they'll say is they don't get surprised anymore. When you have three point, one billion people using your apps around the world. You know what links they're sharing, you know what they're talking about. And so you're not going to need some kind of specialized tool to know that WHATSAPP is really taking off. Right. So they would argue that, yes, these tools were useful to them, but you know at their scale, they know what's popular now, which doesn't really seem like addresses, the problem is reached. The fact that we're so big that we're all knowing is maybe not the defense that they sometimes presented as so here's what I didn't get. I thought, Zuckerberg I want to the instagram. What's about who's issues, but on the facebook research front, the data front, they him about this APP facebook research, which you were giving to teens. They were deploying with an enterprise certificate that story broke apple revoke the certificate, and all of facebook's internal APPs went dark, and this is a scandal story after story about it, they went on for two days. So I can I, don't recall that APP? Just how he you know, he remembers the day that all facebook's internal APPS went down and people couldn't go to the cafeteria. I would agree I found that answer. Extremely, ed? Persuasive. that. Do you think that was like actually strategic for him to be like, I, don't know and then come back later and correct the record I do remember when that happened I. Mean. I really don't know I mean also you know during a six hour hearing, it's also possible that you just you get flustered or you miss here something or or something because. Yeah. As as you say, I'm sure he remembers the day that apple turned off their internal APPS I mean. Honestly. Seems like an opportunity to talk about apple's market power, and the fact that you know a day of work canceled at facebook because apple got mad. But I think most of the CEO's didn't go into yesterday a wanted to pick fights with each other. It was kind of sad that they didn't. I was Kinda hoping that Tim Cook take a shot at soccer burger. Point that the other two APP platforms I was expecting it. It was there. It was. There was all there. So cellini ended and he ended the whole meeting with closing statement. He said, some of these companies didn't get broken out. They all need to get regulated in the off too much power that some of them I. don't these breaking up apple. What sort of break. Right like. The division get sent into the corner thing about what it's done. Right. Does should spin out the finder team I've always wanted to. A clean is always that they want to. They want the APP store to be separate from the IPHONE. Basically, that's the thing I always hear. Can't break I. Think you can write some strong regulations but not playing you're on store, right. But like Elizabeth Warren's point was it's cleaner if it's two companies, but it's still a gigantic remedy that I don't think there's a lot of like like consumer or public opinion is going to walk into an Apple Cup I think you'll radio at marketplace. It seems very clear that we says some of them she broken up he is talking about facebook. I have a twenty percent conference level. He might be talking with Google and Youtube as well. But if he's going to say some of the need to get broken up like it's facebook, did you hear anything yesterday that supported that conclusion or Saudi stocks I? MEAN HE I don't remember which Republican it was, but he was like the Obama FTC looked at this and they said it was minding love. Obama. Right. Like. Why would we go back in time to relook at I? Mean, there is a belief and I mean. Somebody who thinks there could be a lot of benefit in instagram and WHATSAPP being different companies from facebook. And the reason you ask. So many questions about that acquisition as you're making the case that it never should have been approved in the first place, and so now you need to remedy it. So that was actually like the entire thrust of the argument against facebook yesterday. I think, you could probably make just as good a case that Amazon after spin out aws, but lawmakers chose not to make that case. Yeah. I think that also gets into. Politics of the acquisition of the time. To his credit is like nobody knew instagram would actually be a success like we made it a success. It didn't happen by itself. I, don't know if the lawmakers. By award, these guys said, but I don't know that he actually made that case very persuasively. and. Who knows I mean? That's like anything could have happened. Right? Cram could've stayed independent and rapidly grown and overtaken facebook like that's something that could have happened. It could have kind settled into a middle zone like snapchat or twitter seems more likely to me although I think probably would have been bigger than those two but. You're never going to know I mean it is true that facebook gave Mike and Kevin it instagram enormous resources. A lot of the reasons why Mike and Kevin sold was because running tiny startup that's blowing up is absolutely exhausting Mike. Krieger. was dragging his laptop all around San. Francisco. Because the servers were melting at all times of the day whenever Justin Bieber. Posted like the site stopped working and they really we need help. Finding a person who can quickly fix this? So we don't have to like that is the reason that they were entertaining these offers and wanted to sell it. So that is also thing that happened. Do you think that that same kind of argument or approach can apply to what's up? What's up basically did not come up yesterday and all the focus on Instagram, but that's the other one, right? Yeah, and we know weirdly a lot less about that acquisition I. Think it's because people in America just have so much less love for what's APP generally. That, it's never seemed as important. What happened to WHATSAPP as what happens to instagram even though WHATSAPP, is used, you know way more, it probably has way more engagement even than instagram does so I don't know why that didn't come up as often. We know there was a competitive bidding war for that as well. Goule. Wanted it as well. You know Mark Zuckerberg made them an offer, they can't refuse. Do you think everyday Google's we should've spent more money on what's whatsapp like this could have been solved. Should have, but Google has been placed under an ancient curse that prevents them from ever making the right decision about any social product. So it was doomed never to happen. It's fun looking through the documents and watching them casually say they should buy facebook dot com. Yeah, that. Point. That is how they talk like the window into these executives just casually being like we should just this thing or maybe not, or we should just copied ourselves and kill it before it gets any traction like it's repeated over and over again last facebook question. This one is like harder to parse because I. There's a chance, it's October is just joking around but. But. He's in many of these emails. He's like the thing about startups, as you can always buy them, which I think the committee thinks is a smoking gun, right? Like facebook's entire plan is to buy the competition to get the data from wherever they get it to say, oh, man, this apps popping, we just buy it and kill it before it competes with us. I. Think he actually said at one point. That's a joke. Yes, he did and I believe that you know it was two thousand, twelve, right? He was probably still in his mid twenties. At that point, the company was a lot smaller like people were joking around like there's more loose talk when companies are younger and I do think. It was it was part of that. I think the more interesting question becomes. Let's say facebook is telling the truth about everything. Let's say they thought it was going to be a successful acquisition, but they never knew it was gonna big as it became today and they invested in it and it got super big. Okay. Well, now, it's as big as it is. Should they be allowed to keep? Keep it or should they be forced to spend it out and if you're GONNA force them to spin it out. What's the argument that you'RE GONNA. Make about why one question that I have a lot is clearly the referral they're gonNa make, and it seems like if you don't have some other reason, we've heard hints that there's some other reason, the FTC scrutinize this that will eventually be revealed. But what you're saying is the antitrust standard at the time, the Consumer Hartman stand, which is still our standard. Says, you have to prove prices will go up both products for free. You're screwed. Right? There's nothing to review because you're not gonNA prove prove that free products are gonNA get more expensive. I think it's pretty unfair if you change the standard and you go back in time and say you missed that standard. So I think there has to be something else there. Well, what was the standard by which at and T. was broken up? Right? Like presumably at and T. didn't used to be that big, and then it just got really big and then they broke it up at least. That's the thumbnail understanding I have of that break-up. Well, yeah. But then reformed itself. Right. But because of lax antitrust regulation, right? Like it wasn't a naturally occurring phenomenon that all those APPS got back to the other or was that just sort of like inattention to capitalism It's like in the seventies and eighties. This is Tim moves book the cursive bigness in the seventies and eighties Robert Bork I can't talk about Robert on this podcast. Are we doing this right now. Robert was very influential judge Appellate Judge Federal Appellate? Judge. And basically moved the antitrust law to the consumer harm standard as part of a movement called and economics. A whole thing Robert. Bork. Mostly famous because he was not appointed. He was nominated Supreme Court by Reagan but they leaked video tape rental history, and then he didn't get nominated and that is where the expression getting bork's comes from. This is all true Netflix's still has to abide by videotape data privacy act is a whole. This is all true when facebook and Netflix had some partners, Nansen? Partnership. To. Automatically share your net flicks, watch history to facebook. They're like pending the change of this law which we are working on Robert Bork. He haunts us all. I'm sorry, I can't believe this much. Yeah I. think that's just like the law changed in the in the seventies and eighties, the standard change. The conversation right now is a very much about changing it back months and months ago, pre pandemic, we had an economist from I. Think it was Nyu Thomas Philippon came on the show, and he was like look you have this natural ab test going on in the world where the European Union when it formed was like, how do we get an economy like America's? So, we'll just take their competition policies pretty good, and at the same time we changed consumer harm standard. So everything you're seeing the EU is basically our old competition antitrust standard in. You can see how active they are in everything. Here's a new consumer welfare standard. Whether you believe, this is actually a functional Ab test given. The state of both governments is up for debate, but that was his point I thought. It was spare can say.
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