35 Burst results for "Sono"

Voice Interoperability Initiative Expands

Voice in Canada

00:58 sec | Last month

Voice Interoperability Initiative Expands

"Right Terry here and I've got two more announcements from the Lexi live event a couple weeks ago. Today and tomorrow we'll cover those. The first one today is about the voice interoperability initiative. So the VII program. If you're not familiar with that that is a program that is committed to providing users us with the choice and flexibility on assistance that they interact with to choose what you want to be interacting with in terms of which assistant. So it's very interesting because there's over 90 different members now that are working towards this vision. And some of these members of the initiative include of course Amazon but also Facebook Intel Sonos Garmin and other sort of major brands. So this is very interesting. It's going to mean that there's more options on devices for which assistant you want to speak with. And that's good for everybody as far as I'm concerned. So there you go. They continue to expand that and I think

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Sonos Stock Is Surging. A Patent-Suit Win Against Google Lifts Hopes.

MarketFoolery

01:58 min | Last month

Sonos Stock Is Surging. A Patent-Suit Win Against Google Lifts Hopes.

"Today. This is the high end speaker company. This was not an earnings win for sonos. This was a legal win. They are in a courtroom battle with google. And the an international trade commission. Judge ruled that google has infringed on some of sonos audio technology patents. And i guess if you're a shareholder of sonos you you don't care where the wind comes from but it's interesting. It's always interesting to me when this type of thing happens where it's not the business got better although maybe it did. Maybe the business did get better. If this means that google this paves the way for google not being able to compete with sonos to the degree that they would like. Yeah i mean there's there's plenty to unpack as far as what this decision actually means. I mean i think the big picture takeaway right now. It's a very difficult time to be big tech in the sense that you have to figure that any organization with any sway whatsoever is very open the handing out whatever losses whenever they can and so that that that i think is something that could certainly play at not only in sonos disfavor but but other smaller companies out there that are utilizing technology in some capacity to build out their business models. I mean that was something that sonos quoted here. I mean they're listening. They're they're trying to level the playing field for competition out there. It's just it's difficult when you have big tech that is so entrenched and they're now trying to become sort of all things to all people makes it very difficult for for other companies out there to compete and you look at. What sonos does i mean. This is a company that sells really speakers. I mean when you when you get right down to it and that is a very competitive industry. You've got amazon out there doing the same thing you've got get alphabet doing the doing the same thing and plenty of others in so. I think this

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Google Infringed on Sonos Patents, Judge Says

Bloomberg Law

00:14 sec | Last month

Google Infringed on Sonos Patents, Judge Says

"Google. US. Trade judge found Google infringed five so knows patents. If upheld, the decision could shut some Google smart home devices, phones and laptops out of the U. S market. It's peloton versus peloton in a

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PRO TALK With Smart-Technology Experts Aaron Stallings and Mike Oh

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

02:23 min | 2 months ago

PRO TALK With Smart-Technology Experts Aaron Stallings and Mike Oh

"So i have to be honest. I had never heard that term home integrator until maybe a couple of months ago when podcast listener road in to describe the role for the rest of us who may be unfamiliar. Can you please tell us what you guys do. Michael do you wanna go first. Yeah absolutely happy to happy to jump in so a home technology integrator as it's developed over the years to be somebody that knew. Let's say hi fi in stereos but that's twenty years ago and fast forward 'til now and everything is technology in the home right. I mean and especially the last year with coverted. We've we've all lived at home and we've all experienced poor wifi. We've all experienced like outdoor you know people want to listen to audio outdoors and they may or may not have speakers lesions and so. Our job is to integrate all that technology technology into the home experience into the the the experience of living in that place. you know in his best As as we can you know as the client wants it and of course within budget and with all the other components and people that have to be involved in project we really just try to execute that vision and so what kind of things are people asking you to to integrate aaron. It's really runs. The gamut depending on the size of the home be the homeowners their comfort level oftentimes two different homeowners different users. That system have different needs and different. You know comfort level so for residential generally you can almost expect there's gonna be some element of lighting control. Perhaps even a little bit of lighting design as well lots of recommendations for -tective lighting fixtures and layouts. And what have you and anything audiovisual related on this. Every home has some type of at least a tv and these days with with You know people being so familiar with solutions like the sonos Which is know. Really the industry at this point streaming Is something that's just again. It's kind of hard for the course even on isn't particularly that interested in you know they'll have guessed or children of someone who who want that capability

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"sono" Discussed on Podcast Italiano

Podcast Italiano

05:19 min | 4 months ago

"sono" Discussed on Podcast Italiano

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Sonos Roam for Pre-Order

Voice in Canada

01:14 min | 6 months ago

Sonos Roam for Pre-Order

"Hey terry here. With flash briefing for tuesday. And i want to tell you about another new product that has just come on the market. And if you're a sonos fan you might be interested to hear about this one. This is called the sonos rome and it is a portable smart speaker. quote is their. This is their marketing material. The portable smart speaker for all your listening adventures unquote and so it is a small. Little speaker. Works with wi fi or bluetooth. It has voice control so of course. That's why i'm talking about it here. It supports both both amazon. Lexi and google assistant. It has up to ten hours of playtime and it is waterproof as well. So if you're looking for a portable a high quality speaker with built in voice assistant you may be interested in this if you go to the sonos website sonos dot com and just search for rome. You will see that. It is available for preorder right now and the price is to twenty nine to twenty nine is the price so it's not cheap But sony is known for making good quality speakers and this one is great. If you're looking for portable one with long playtime waterproof Specifications and voice assistance built

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Is Juan Soto the Most Glorious Thing in Baseball Right Now?

ESPN Daily

01:31 min | 6 months ago

Is Juan Soto the Most Glorious Thing in Baseball Right Now?

"Jeff passan what do they want soto at bat look like oh my goodness awan. Soto at bat is the most glorious thing in baseball right now. The swing a fly ball to left centerfield. This is way back. This what is going to run homer for. Lunch is someone who is at twenty two years old seemingly at the peak of his powers. It is somebody who loves competition to the point where he will do everything possible to gain an advantage. Call the soda shop. He doesn't to let the guys know that that batter's box could sonos. He will be standing there in the batter's box. And he will stare and he will lick his lips and he will shake his hip and he will shuffle his legs and he will do everything he possibly can to burrow himself into the psyche of that pitcher on the mound and make him think in the second that that pitcher things on facing wants oto he has lost. Do you enjoy making pictures mad. Sometimes when they see me better than i might. Yes i always would myself well player

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Sonos announces it's new Roam speaker

The Vergecast

03:29 min | 7 months ago

Sonos announces it's new Roam speaker

"Let sarah santos events ish. They announced a portable bluetooth speaker. Called the rome hundred sixty dollars. It's pretty cool. Yeah it's a uey boom with sonos logo. Very chris wallace because he likes scooped. The whole thing so like the element of surprise is like compared to the boom. It's got sun tech in it. You can also just like seamlessly move audio if your bluetooth thing it to that speaker you can move it to the rest of your center speakers which is cool. Yeah it seems like is about to dramatically expand this product line. Yeah you know it's funny. This is the first really portable sonos product like they had the move was at twenty thousand or something like that. But that was portable from like your kitchen to your porch. Nobody really is bringing that thing around. 'cause it weighs eleven pounds but this is boom sized thing so we're very familiar with that foreign factor. You throw it in a bag take into the park. You take it to the beach. Take it to a friend's house for whenever we can do that again. And like it's bluetooth speaker and then when you're home it's a wifi speaker in integrates with your wifi so system which is really bad so i think it's pretty cool. I think a lot of sonos customers have been wanting this for a long time. I don't know how many people outside of the sonos world will be interested in it but yeah that's a big question is is this going to be an entree into the living dishonest life or not. I love that. They may basically through every feature that i would ask for right. I'm like oh. What do i want to have bluetooth speaker with everything. Okay i google assistant. I want lexa. I want wi fi to connect to sonos. I want bluetooth. I want wireless charging office standard. She pat i wanted to charge a usb. And i don't want to be too big and i wanted to. You know have good sound like they just checked down the list. Like if i had to complain about the spec i would say that the the handoff feature uses like super super high frequency tones that nobody can hear instead of just using an ultra wide band. Or something like okay. Who cares that's really what's tv but a different kind of frequency. Anyway i mean really for for yeah. That's true so i like this thing. Is it worth seventy like. It will be for me. I think because i will. I have it integrated into my sonos system. I will say this in a question that only virtual would ask. We confirm that you cannot use surrounds versa. That's garbage. i take it all back. The only people who asked people care. But i personally loved the idea of putting my surrounds away. Bring you a so funny battery operated through. I don't think anybody else cares about that. It's true they've packed every feature into it. It's very competitive. I think that the idea that like most most days you don't get any value your bluetooth speaker right like it's just like at home. He put it in a closet. You take it out when you want to travel or like your house because it's part of senators. You might get a lot of value out of it. Might like keep it in your bedroom and use it there most days and then we want to leave up and go especially if you buy the charging dock but like patrick spencer. Good friend of our show give in to the yank protocol. He's like we're expanding. We're going to put this thing in stores. You might not expect like particularly outdoor stores looking towards that camping stores. They're moving to expand the product line out of its normal

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150 Deals at Age 22 by Putting Relationships Over Profit with Cole Ruud-Johnson

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

04:42 min | 7 months ago

150 Deals at Age 22 by Putting Relationships Over Profit with Cole Ruud-Johnson

"Goal. Welcome to the bigger pockets. Podcast man good to have you in the shed. Thanks for having me on. Manus good to be in person how to marry. Yeah so tell us a little bit about how you got into the wide world of investing. Actually before you do that. how old are you. i'm two and three quarters coming. Twenty-three in okay. So that's that's a very young age and and give us a quick before you got how how you got into real estate. Give us a quick look under standing. What do you do. what's your thing. I like sesame. I want to set the table comparable to know like like what you have right now. Can what your business looks like. And then we'll go into how you got into that. So how in depth. You'll get your just give us a broad overview of your current business so broad overview right now we have an off market direct sell the company and renton washington's way of an office two thousand square feet tales managers guys a whole team and right. Now we're doing ninety percent wholesale so to sell on those deals other investors in ten percent flips. We have three flipped going on right now bound so transitioning into that slowly but still primarily also okay and then tell approximately like much volume in a year. Do you do like the last year. Like what have you. What have you done like what kind of like red zone in the past year We do about six to eight transactions a month in the seattle area so before that we were in four different states that number was higher but right now back down six to eight and just comfy and of the three main counties around seattle so whatever that comes out to seventy eighty deals year. Wow okay. that's crazy. I did like i think three wholesales once in a in a five year period and that was i was impressed with myself. I'm still. let's go into how you got started. How'd you get in your young guy with that. Most people be jealous. Jealous of unwind. Yes oh growing up Grew up in real estate family. So my my great grandma started a brokerage called rude realty which one of the first broken all the seattle are. You d you d okay. Sounds yeah okay. are you d. that was abroad. No i've been practicing your name wrong. The rude we've hung out a number of times we've poker together. Yeah exactly and i called you root rud time just let it slide. Tell people the next time it's back to rhodes. He pronounces a lot of words wrong. But don't feel bad rough instead a roof magazine and stop produce anything on accident so she was kind of the she much my whole family in real estate so then my grandparents they did a lot of commercial stuff in seattle. They own a bunch of buildings. She was an agent and then my mom got in the business. She became an agent In my brother followed her growing up Anytime i wanted to make money or be involved at all. I was you know going with her to open houses but he signs out for the open houses and i was a staging she got a staging company on the side. So i was moving furniture around so it's always around the business in some way so transitioning to when i actually wanted to make make money nationally going real estate license at eighteen nineteen left school after semester and i absolutely hated hated hated or being a residential real estate and switch brokerages three times. Of course it was the brokers those a problem of course. I showed up to every sales meeting that with everyone else. That was not my fault shift. Have you still. I sat on facebook a couple of hours a day. Scrolled through few post. How they cold called my sphere which eighteen or nineteen. Yeah they tell you to cocoa your spirits. You're graduating high school soon. How's that how's that looking. You wanna buy a house yeah so it was brutal It was a was making like a couple hundred bucks a month. Just doing like showings rather agents. And then the third brokerage. I moved to was an off market company where they were doing every tuesday night. They'd bring a bunch of investors and and they they would show them what was going to be coming to auction that week and they'd pretty much done go to auction That's what they're running their company so i learned stats out of the business and how they are creating their own inventory at unlike. That seems like something. I can get behind because people don't care what my ages then eighteen nineteen twenty rather than seattle. Sono miller house. Yeah someone's going on here. Sorry and then couple nights later. Like i've learned about wholesaling. Buddy ra- applebee's semi origin story appetizers. We shared how good there's wings it was until i survived college. Right there and We're on instagram. And this desire to young guys in the area had posted this forty thousand dollar check on her instagram. And so i was like. What are these guys doing of they can do. We can do it kind of thing to the next day. He came to my My parents house is living our parents at the time and Up and they're pretty much. Attic started cold calling end for the next three months before we got a deal. We're just sitting up in that room cocoa every single day.

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Sonos is announcing its next product on March 9th

Daily Tech News Show

00:27 sec | 7 months ago

Sonos is announcing its next product on March 9th

"Scheduling announcement for march ninth. The invite shows a person out in the field. So i don't know portable speaker. Anyone reason fcc filing from sonos described a small battery powered speaker with bluetooth and a wireless charging stand sonos. Noise cancelling headphones showed up in a filing with the german patent and trademark office. Though so those might be on the list to but sono ceo patrick spence said in the latest earnings call that there was only one new products coming in

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Biden's COVID plan: GOP senators ask president to negotiate

What Matters with Mindy and Mikaela

00:43 sec | 8 months ago

Biden's COVID plan: GOP senators ask president to negotiate

"End Senator Rob Portman is criticizing the Biden administration's coronavirus relief proposal. The Ohio Republican tells CNN state of the Union. Much of what the administration has put forward has nothing to do with providing relief to Americans in the interest of the bite administration not to do what Democrats on the hill are planning to do, which is on Tuesday. Sonos start to go down the road of a process that will jam Republicans and really jam the country. Portman is among a group of Republican senators to sign a letter to bite and requesting a meeting with Biden on covert 19 relief. Portman says senators believe more targeted direct payments are needed. He also added that the group's plan would cost less than Biden's proposal, which is just under $2

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

Daily Tech News Show

33:27 min | 9 months ago

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

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This is the daily tech news for friday january. Eighth twenty twenty. One in los angeles on tom. Merit and from studio redwood on sarah lane from studio colorado. I'm shannon morris drawn the top tech stories in cleveland. I'm lynn per nine. The show's producer. Roger j we were just talking about a cas product that makes you ice cream and ninety seconds whenever you wanted and why roger never cries wider conversation join our expanded show. Good day internet at patriotair dot com slash dpd s. Let's start with a few things you should know. Amazon has discontinued its prime pantry. Grocery and household item service products previously available in pantry will now be available like any other products on amazon. So it's not going away to gather but the service itself prime pantry launched in twenty fourteen offering reduced shipping on up to forty five pounds of household goods for a monthly fee. Amazon node vied prime pant pantry subscribers about the closure in december and then issued refunds the. Uk's competition and markets authority launched an investigation into google's privacy sandbox. That would block third party. Cookies in chrome regulator received complaints from the marketers for an open web coalition saying the plan would abuse google's dominant position in online advertising. So the investigations going to evaluate. If the privacy sandbox changes would concentrate advertising spending market share with google samsung launched the galaxy chromebook to a cheaper version of the galaxy chromebook at launched last year so instead of four k it has a ten eighty p lcd screen with less storage fewer cameras less ram. It's also heavier and thicker overall but it also now starts at five hundred forty nine dollars instead of one thousand dollars. That has a thirteen point. Three inch nineteen twenty by ten eight hundred sixteen nine. Lcd touchscreen with the dual core intel seller on five twenty five you upgradable to an intel core. I three ten ten eleven ten one. one zero. You eight gigs. Ram and one hundred twenty five gigs of storage for six hundred ninety nine dollars a shortage of semiconductors affecting automakers. Volkswagen said last month that they needed to adjust first-quarter manufacturing plans around the globe because of the shortage. Now honda says it will cut domestic output by about four thousand cars this month at one of its factories in japan nissan is adjusting production numbers for its note hatchback model and ford has moved up previously planned downtime at a kentucky plant for its sport utility vehicle factory to the jin chips all right. Well we're talking about cars. Let's talk about the the apple car. Yeah a lot of rumors as of late will really over the last few years. But but but the rumors had resurfaced recently and hyundais. Now talking to apple about kerr's so says the company hyundai representative told cnbc quotes. We understand that apple isn't discussion with a variety of global automakers including hyundai motor as the discussion is at its early stage. Nothing has been decided. Korean economic daily said that apple suggested the arrangements and hundred was reviewing the terms that involved e production and also battery development hyundai has had his own battery platform called e. g. m. p. going into production later this year. So might be saying what you're doing. Reuters sources say that apple would like to produce a passenger vehicle by twenty twenty four however might not be that date bloomberg's mark gurman reports in thomas e. v. from apple is five to seven years away and michio recently said he wouldn't be surprised if it takes until twenty twenty eight. Yes what's probably going on. Here is apple and i think this significant part has decided to start investigating how they would build. Whatever it is. They're going to build whether it's a whole car or an integrated platform and they're going to different manufacturers and parts suppliers and folks like magna including hyundai. And saying what are you got. How can you help us with this. And is a great company for this because they make parts they make systems. They make full cars. There's all kinds of services in the conday company that could play a part with apple so it may not be. That apple knows what they want from hyundai. It may just be that they're going and saying hey let's talk. You do a lot of the kinds of things that we think we're going to need. I'm pretty excited about this. I just got my first hyundai ever this year and my perception of this story was weight but hyundai currently uses android auto and a lot of their their cars. So i would love to see. How apple would integrate Hyundai's current technologies into something that is very useful for that apple ecosystem not just looking at e itself but also the The the systems inside of it the controls in how they would manage that four a driver and a passenger in the car. Yeah i mean. I think that's one of the big questions that i have is okay. Let's say let's say it's hyundai that that applet ended up working with with clearly not set in stone at least from what we know at this point. But let's say it's the companies for kicks. Let's imagine that that's what it is. Yeah it is. It is an apple car that hyundai produces a lot of parts for the way that works with lots of other companies to produce other hardware for apple. I mean that that's the loftiest kind of goal that we're looking at and maybe that would take till twenty twenty eight at you know if if apple was lucky. I think it probably has more to do with like you said shannon not that you know android auto wouldn't still be prevalent in a lot of passenger vehicles but maybe at some sort of it's a special relationship. It's it's a special kind of os inside a car that is supposed to you. Know i don't know move some merch because What apple is providing on the software side is is. Is that much more interesting. I really don't know if you look at that. Bloomberg article mark gurman sources are saying that Tesla people that apple has hired are working on things like interior exterior. Drive train stereo. Desist the kinds of things. You need when you're building a car not carting a software platform so then the question becomes is it the apple car period. Maybe hendaye makes it. Maybe somebody else makes it. And you know they'll figure out how to distribute it or is it the apple car by sunday and you go to hyundai dealership to buy it the way you went to an. At and t. store to an apple iphone but it's really apples car in cooperation with sunday. Are there multiple partners. I mean that's all the kind of stuff we're waiting to see but it really does feel like we have gotten to the point where this is no longer just yeah. They're working on project titan. They don't know what they're gonna do to. They have an idea. It's more than just software and they're working out the details. Maybe they don't even know that yet. Well i'm interested to see what happens but we also have some other news. Security among the systems impacted by the solar winds attack is the electron filing system. Used by the us federal courts at investigation is underway to determine if confidentiality of documents filed with the courts was breached and as a result starting wednesday confidential documents filed with the courts will be stored on standalone systems. Not uploaded big difference so these are documents sealed from public access because they contain sensitive information like investigative techniques identities of informants and a lot more other. Us federal agencies affected included the justice department the state treasury and energy departments as well solar winds has engaged. The krebs stay most security consulting group to help deal with this attack. That firm was formed by alex. Stamos the former chief security officer at yahoo and facebook and chris krebs the former director of the us cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency or sisa. So krebs was fired last month. By the president after finding no evidence of with voting systems in the twenty twenty election. Yeah stamos first of all brilliant for those two to team up and smart for solar winds to engage them for what they say is Helping with transparency with companies that are affected But this we we are not done finding out how bad this is. There are reports that there may have been other ways that this whoever is behind this intruded beyond just solar winds. They're finding evidence of that. They have not been able to root out the people that got into this vulnerability from all systems yet. They're still in there in a lot of cases. And you know this. This kind of confidential information is exactly the kind of thing you fear that someone would get intruding into a government system informants investigative techniques that you can now learn from to evade being prosecuted or caught yourself. That's that's crown jewel type stuff it's it's very interesting. In fact krebs spoke on record saying that it could potentially take years to figure out how deep the solar winds attack actually went and how many different kinds of infrastructure. You know brands and everything that it might have affected so this is not something. That's going to die anytime soon. I'm glad that they are reaching out. Craig's and stay most though because that i agree with you tom. It's excellent. excellent team roku made a few interesting announcements roku says. Npd data shows that the roku s was the top selling smarter operating system in the us and canada in two thousand twenty thirty one percent market share in canada. Thirty eight percent in the united states That's pushed the samsung's tizen number two. At least we don't actually know samsung's ties and was number. One in two thousand nineteen also announced a wireless soundbar reference design that uses wifi for its roku. Tv ready program remember. Last year roku announced the program which had a designed for wired. Sound bars. The program includes tcl. Pokemon on an element has just announced. They'll join as well with two point. Two point one ready sound bars roku tv ready to expand internationally later this year as well. But here's the big roku news roku has agreed to acquire exclusive global distribution rights to more than seventy five Shows documentaries some of which had not been released before qube shutdown. So there'll be some new stuff that nobody's ever seen after their exclusivity deal expires. That'll happen in a bit more than a year. Depending on the show roku will still have the rights to show the content just not exclusively until thousand twenty seven the content will have to be presented in original increments of ten minutes or less. The deal doesn't let them stitch it altogether. The content will be added to the more than forty thousand movies and tv shows already available. In the roku channel shows include from Be anyway punked. Murder house. Flip and dummy which stars anna kendrick. I never watched the new punk. I heard had its moments. The whole qube thing. It's really interesting to me because it was sort of like. It crashed and burned so quickly. And there's a lotta shot and friday around folks in the industry about it. And i think that's not because qube was doing things wrong. It was because the company had raised so much money time. Because you know. They had meg whitman. Jeffrey katzenberg who are you know. Heavy hitters and there was a little bit of like you are being to embassies and therefore you shall fail. The company did fail and the idea that some creators will have a new life on another platform shows. That just don't even saw but people still worked on. And maybe you're really good. I think this this makes a lotta sense and good for roku to get exclusivity for at least a few years so does roku have to wait at all in order to start showing this content or can happen immediately. I don't know when the start date. Whenever the deal is you know goes into effect. Then they'll immediately be able to to show it so you know within a month or so it would be my guess anyway but no they. They don't have once. The deal is actually in effect. They don't have to wait. What's going on here. is that the baby. Production companies own the rights to their own stuff but they have a two year exclusive for each one of their shows with qube and those two year exclusives are now being transferred to roku so roka will be able to have the exclusive for the remainder of whatever. The period was with quick. That's why it's more a year. Exclusively goes away then they still have the right to show it until twenty twenty seven but the production companies that made it can now start shopping at around to other places as well so the production companies do hold the content and remember this is just the content. Qube is still in a over. Its turnstile technology which is holding it up from selling its technology and i would expect once it resolves that lawsuit should resolve it in a way that they still hold their technology. They'll sell that to so this isn't the last you're going to hear could be selling off a part of it. I would imagine. Gotcha yeah that whole. The whole technology part of qube was again was an ambitious thing that was released at a very inopportune time in twenty twenty when everyone was like. We're just sitting at home like we don't need this like mobile phone technology. It's like cool that you can shifted around but you can't even cast thing. I mean the company did fix that pretty soon after allow about she was just. I mean it's just did. The timing couldn't be worse but that technology when you think of it in a variety of other form factors such as monitors that swivel talked about some of those yesterday. I don't know that qube or tiktok or snapchat or all of the stuff where we're like. Oh yeah that's the. That's the portrait view. Rather than landscape view. That works for certain apps is is is all that this is four. I think there's more to it So we'll see what happens and there's patents and things that are always valuable because you can use those to extract some concessions and money and stuff. So yeah expect that all to come join the conversation in our discord which you can join by linking to a patriotic. Can't get in there and talk about your favourite qube shows with all the other discord folks. Just lincoln to your patriotic out at patriotair dot com slash. Dpd s all right shannon. How do you clone a security key. Well i i will say please do not stop using your security keys because of this story i will explain it. Researchers from ninja lab published a paper on thursday showing how you could clone a google tightened security gate this is a two factor authentication key which is very similar to a you. Be key that you have to plug in or tap in order to access an account after putting in your username or your password credentials. Were both so in order to pull off the clone. You would need physical access to the key for about ten hours. Sometimes a minimum of ten hours just kind of depends on how good you are at this. About twelve thousand dollars worth of equipment physical equipment and custom software and some advanced skills in electrical engineering and cryptography as well. So you have to remove the chip and then take measurements of it at a being registered on each account that you went to attack the measurements observe electro magnetic radiation as the chip generates digital signatures that let the attacker slowly deduced the private key so measurements take about six hours per account. That's not including taking apart. The original tighten security key putting it back together. Then you need to seal the chip back into its case. You also need the targets password in order for this to work. So the reason it works is because of vulnerability in the security hardware chip residing within the google titan key and that is called an eighty seven hundred x by this company called. Xp if it's exploited in attacker could grab the elliptic curve cryptographic private key for the account and the same chip is actually found in other two factor. Authentication physical tokens as well like There's a ubiquity that it's found in but chances of attack or very very minimal given the scope of the attack so if you do all of this without the target ever noticing then they would never duplicated key but again given the scope given how much it costs and everything behind the scenes probably when it happened to normal user. The point of these security keys being the best way to use For two factor. Is that you can't even get at your private key right you. Nobody has to be able to get in there like the chip. Just doesn't make it available so the fact that they were able to get in there and get it is huge. You know the fact that they were able to do this is significant. But i mean if you're not a target of an advanced persistent threat. You don't need to worry about this. No one's going to go to the trouble to do this. And even if you're a target. I would guess shannon that most of them probably would be able to notice if someone took their key for ten hours or more you. You likely likely would especially since a lot of people with hardware tokens like google titan will stick them on a on their keychain for example like with their house keys or whatever wherever they keep all those personal physical devices that they don't want lost or stolen they keep them all on engaging so if somebody was to take one of these out of your purse out of your gym locker wherever it might be and remove it for like ten hour street minimum. You would likely know that this would have happened. the neat thing about these chips inside of these. Google tightened security keys. And any other cryptographic hardware tokens like these is that. Even the manufacturer doesn't know the private key so the fact that they were able to find vulnerability on these specific chipsets is really interesting. And i think that's the important bit of that. Is is even though the google titan like the end all be all of really excellent. Two factor authentication. There's always. The potential that vulnerabilities can be found. So i'm happy that this research came out. It's so fascinating and it's so interesting in this means that an x. p. and other security chipset manufacturers that sell these teeny tiny chips to google or whoever the company might be They can build on this. They can research and figure out what the next version of their chipset needs to entail in order to not be vulnerable to this again in the future. Yeah i mean this is really a good security story right. We finally figured out because there's always a way right. We finally figured out the way you get the private key out of a security key and guess what it's really hard takes a long time and now that we know it we can make it even harder and hopefully you know push that barrier out even further and even if somebody did have time to do this and you didn't notice i was reading the paper because i'm a huge nerd and they go as far as using fuming fuming nitric acid in order to get like melt the epoxy off of the original google titan. How are you going to put that back together. In order for somebody to not notice like there's a lot of intricacies with this attack in order for it to actually be pulled off so chances are very very slim that somebody would be able to pull off so again as i said at the very beginning. Don't stop using your google tightened security key if you have one keep using it because chances are you would never be attacked with this. Just just know if you haven't seen it in ten hours look together strange. This is going to be in a movie though. I'm calling that shot right now. We're gonna we're gonna see this movie. Where like i hope so. Somebody goes into surgery and they take his key and they go out and do all this and they slip it back in because ten hours later. He wakes up from anesthesia on something like that. I just hope they talked to the researchers so they actually show it off right. Yeah Sony tv and audio announcements Starting with details for its own tv lineup. Sticking with lead ravi x four k and k. Tv's will support four k at one hundred twenty hertz variable refresh rate vr as well as a l l m low latency mode and e arc. These are all things that are important. If you've got a ps five now you've got sony. Tv they can go. That sony also has an improved a chip that is going to improve the picture and sound positioning. So it aligns with what you see on the screen. Sony's master series. Tv's will come with a sensor that adjusts white balanced immense. Your ambiente color temp. You don't have to do anything they'll just do it. Also an aluminum heat shield. That will make for brighter. All the sets will support. Hdmi two point one. Another big one for ps five dolby vision hdr angle tv. Sony also announced. It's three hundred sixty reality audio platform if you're not familiar with three hundred sixty degree audio places instruments and vocals in a virtual sound field around your head but using just the one speaker so you can do this in an amazon echo or google. Home sony will start streaming video with three sixty audio later this year. Starting with concert from zara larsson on january eleventh. And somebody's gonna make speakers that support this. It'll be may supported by other speakers as well. But sony is going to put out the are five thousand and three thousand They've got that dark cloth. Surface that all these speakers seem to have these days with either bronze or silver accents. Work with google and amazon assistance and can connect to select sony abroad via. Tv's as well as supporting wi fi bluetooth. Spotify connect in google cast. The speakers do automated calibration to the room. They're in donut. The press a button for that. Either and we'll simulate three hundred sixty degree audio for stereo tracks as well. The five thousand cost five hundred pounds or five hundred ninety nine euros no. Us price yet on the three thousand two hundred eighty pounds. Three hundred fifty nine euros. This seems this. Seems like it's shaping up to be one of the trends. Is this the sort of three hundred sixty degree audio while you're listening to your black bank and it's just one speaker or potentially a couple of speakers ativan. Maybe yeah yeah already supported. Yeah there's less of kind of like What do i have to do. Five point one surround or at least get a couple of speakers and make them a stereo pair type thing. I really haven't heard this in. I don't know. I used to hang out at magnolia at best. Buy all the time. And just like geek out on stuff like this. of course. this technology wasn't around at the time. But it's really come on. Let's turn on some stuff and see the speakers. Do it works well. Then that's awesome my first reaction because i got rid of my kind of pants speakers some years ago because friend of mine needed them more than i did and i didn't have room in my apartment but i miss that i'm also an a. A permanent now that's smaller and kind of has a lot of weird angles and i find audio bounces off walls in wiz. That wouldn't if it was more of a square box broom So i'm not sure that i'm the perfect target market for this. You're the you're the one puts this through its paces and sees if it really works. Yeah if i could actually work as advertised again with some funny angles in a big old frame. Then i'm i'm really into this and i've always been. I don't have a sony. Tv currently sorry zony. But i was abroad. Bravi a person for years. Nears i think what the new bravi line is coming out with. Looks really nice. And i mean not totally in the market for a new tv. But i like the fact that i might get a new sony again paired up with a sony speaker. You got three six. Yeah already got all this stuff. It's going to be a messed anyway. You slice it. But i like. I like this to be sixty reality audio platform. What would you have set up in your house. I was straight up going to mention sonos because if if it doesn't have the connectability to be able to work with all of my other platforms that currently have invested in. Then chances are i wouldn't buy it. So i do have sono says in my house and i do have some issues connecting those with other speakers in the household to like like my google hub for example so the fact that this works with google and amazon assistant the speaker specifically The audio speakers. I think that's pretty cool. I like that. They are bringing that in and i am interested because i do live in a household. That has very high ceilings. How this would work in that kind of environment. So yeah. I'm very interested in the audio aspect. Well you might also be interested in what colour has come out. Oh yes the folks who make things like toilets and and sinks and lots of appliances however. Been a real. Cas mainstay for the last few years for some cool innovations and this year is no different. Even though we're not in vegas koehler has a new smart bathtub called the stillness bath. That lets you use an app or use your voice using google or amazon's assistance to fill up the water or perhaps set the mood by changing the color of the lights around the tab or even add some fog. You know you wanna kind of pretend like you're in the then present routines also turn on features in a certain orders if you wanna get kind of creative. that's cool. Yeah the certain amount of limitations with the base model and the base model is not cheap so temperature and depth control models alone will cost around eight thousand six hundred ninety eight dollars. That's right it's almost nine thousand dollar bathtub. If you want the experience tower that lets you activate fog and aromatherapy. That will run you just over ten thousand dollars. Both models are available in july. There are real things and if you want the version with lights and floor grades for overflow fifteen thousand nine hundred ninety eight dollars available. This october signed me off. I won't be buying those. Nope not even a little bit but we could have taken a bath at s in the new in the pre show roger was like. Why would you want fog. It's like this. Why does anyone want to be on. Yeah racist luxury suites in hotels for sure as well as apple's houses sure yeah something well. Yeah it's it's that like hey look at what my bath can do people go. Wow very fancy and then you know ten years from now will be like remember when we thought it was fancied to talk to your bathtub so that it would start filling up without touching it but Yeah it's it's somewhat silly because of the price. But i'm not really much of a bath person but they do look very nice all right. Let's check out the mail bag but ads do it. Nick wrote in with a pronunciation. Ramps own neck. You are not alone he says. Ac's rog is an initial list. Because it's our og like fbi or cia. People say ron yet. They're lower end gaming brand tough not initially them. It's an acronym like scuba or produce you f but pronounced off. It's like ace's can't make up their name minds. Then there's strict which is our subbrand strikes as a word it's a completely nonsensical made up word. But it's a word and you pronounce it as such nick as honestly as somebody. That buys a lot of hardware. Because i've rarely had a bad experience with them over the past twenty years. I am baffled by some branding decisions. The one the bugs me. The most is the strict subbrand. Sometimes acis makes the tricks products. The high end product in the product stock yet other times. It's a mid range product. Would it be too much to ask for consistency and product. Branding twenty twenty one. Yes apparently apparently we feel your pain. Nick i love the dichter's just like i just need to vent you guys. Let me let me let me get this up. Just we appreciate that. Yeah i mean i. i'm with you nick. Everyday is a fresh new hell when it comes to reading out some model numbers but what is not is shouting out our patrons at our master and grandmaster levels. Today they include christmas merton james and digression daniels and of course landon peralta back and illustrating the show. What have you drawn for us today. Len well you know. I'm really excited. Say that we've have the first image of the ample car the car. Which i'm that's what i'm calling it. I'm sure they're gonna take my advice. Coming around twenty twenty seven ish or so maybe You know you may. If you're a fan of richard scary busy world a you may be very familiar with the look of of the apple. Ii car I think it'll be a big hit with with fans of people who have kids So check it out. this is called meet. I car And this is available right now. My patriot on which by the way has to new levels. If lets me be your Let me be your teacher. Your mentor with your artwork. I can give you some help that way. And patriots dot com forward slash. Len plus i also just launched a new product called flip face max which is over at lend store dot com. And i i want to show you what that looks like. I did something special. for For our friend shannon for snubs. This is a this is what the flipping flipped. Face masks. looks like This is It's a little bit higher Higher end than the normal flip sister used to But those are on the front page story on pro dot com. But this is for you shannon. If people wanna see that because most people are just listening to this what should they do. Go to well right now. It's going to be on twitter instagram later. But just go to lend dot com. You'll see all the ones i've done over the past couple of weeks and including including shannon's so it's really lovely. Let it's yeah. That's adorable shannon morris First show of twenty twenty one certainly not the last. I know you're a busy lady at. Where can people keep up with your work. Oh my gosh. I have been busy. Youtube dot com slash shannon morse. Just like name. I just did at tech predictions video and it was so cool. I got like eighteen up and coming tech youtubers to their twenty twenty one tech predictions for the year. And there's some names in there that you that you definitely know. Aunt pruitt Miriam take rene ritchie. So i had a whole bunch of people joining and kinda give me their thoughts and It was very very optimistic. And i was really happy to see that. So if you want to see that video and the rest of mine check out my youtube channel. Hey folks if you need. Just the headlines. It's okay to skip eighteen s. Know you get busy. Check out our related show daily tech headlines all the essential tech news in about five minutes daily tech headlines dot com. We're live on this show. Monday through friday at four thirty. Pm eastern twenty one. Thirty e. c. And you can find out more at daily tech news show dot com slash lives. We back monday with chris. Ashley have a gray weekend. 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Bill Gates looks back at ‘The Road Ahead’ after 25 years and some hit-and-miss tech predictions

Windows Weekly

06:05 min | 10 months ago

Bill Gates looks back at ‘The Road Ahead’ after 25 years and some hit-and-miss tech predictions

"A look back at what Bill gates got right and got wrong in his book road ahead. This is based on a bill gates blog. Post talking about that stuff. And it's interesting because i had kinda forgotten this but back in nineteen ninety-five when this book was written. He was talking about What do you call digital agents. Which today we call digital assistance. Cortana syria lexus. Google assistant Was pretty forward looking. You know although he says These things are not as sophisticated as envisioned that they would you know twenty five years ago which is kind of interesting but you know what he doesn't say and i find i find this to be somewhat fastening. This book was really controversial Because when it came out it barely mentioned the internet. You know And i mean a month after this came out microsoft its giant pivot where they embraced the internet and You know announced internet explorer and a and they fully embrace the web and he actually came out with a second edition of the book that added the word internet about one hundred and fifty times just to make wa So year later almost a year later they came out with a revised version of the book. but yeah. I mean back. Then you know microsoft well you know. Proprietor proprietary software company there still thinking very proprietary so he saw the need for networks obviously and worldwide global. And all that. But i'm sure he envisioned microsoft being a gatekeeper. That thing you know at the time So that was kind of but yeah. I remember when this came out. It kind of solidified my distaste for these kinds of books. You know i. I was reading the wikipedia entry. But they're like it coulda reception is being very tepid mike. That's a good word for how this book was. Because he used a lot of management jargon and like big ideas. And i'm like yeah but tell us what you actually think about. What's going to happen next because you actually have done. A lot of comdex presentations used to tell us stuff all the terrain and it used to be great. It used to be amazing. You'd be like wow. Is that really the future. And then you read this and you're like wait. What happened between that and the book right. I mean look i. It's anyone who knows anything about bill. Gates it probably has a little bit of a problem with the tech visionary thing but i mean he did foresee the digital transformation stuff that we're that's happening today. He saw video on demand very early. They had a project tiger that was seeking to basically make net flicks back in the nineties He saw pocket computers of course Many years before we have iphones and androids and things like that. So i mean he you know but he'd been spot on the internet aware then he you. You did mention this but he is now going to write another book Which is called how to avoid climate disaster where he's talking about climate change and Yeah this this could be given what he does now with the gates foundation. I think a little more sweeping and maybe more interesting. We'll definitely be more sobering in it. Just yeah yes if we can turn off all those data centers. We wouldn't have. I told you the internet was bad. I don't know why did pay attention in one thousand nine didn't mention it back losing it. That's it's twenty five years. it's amazing. It was twenty five years ago. Nathan myhrvold Was one of his collaborators on the book which is interesting given that he went onto intellectual ventures. Yeah i still have the contents of it on my nass somewhere i of the day. Yeah don't know if it would install these days. It's probably a what they built. Probably some base thing also we have in in. This is interesting microsoft and joins apple and amazon. In saying hey so so in this court case with google. We'd really like it if you didn't share all of our data with jewel 'cause that wouldn't be great also. At and t. Comcast duck duck go oracle sonos and t mobile. Wow i just find this interesting. Because the all of these Big tech Internet anti-trust cases are all based on this notion of the gatekeeper. Right apple is the gatekeeper. I s amazon is the gatekeeper to online shopping. Google is the gatekeeper basically to the internet or the web in the idea. There is that you're searching for things. And they those companies control the search. They see what you're searching for and they can see what's popular. They can offer up their own stuff. Instead you know amazon. Does that with amazon basic stuff. They're like oh look. Batteries are selling great. Let's make batteries. Find the cheapest chinese batteries and get slap a log autumn. And we'll set. We're under price. Them will sell a million of. It's worked out pretty great right so basically no one goal to do this to us through the evidence for providing in this case the idea being that google's lawyers will see the evidence. Go back to google and say hey Apples working on this thing that you might want to know about ever and they would like the stuff to be marked as confidential not in not be something that google's lawyers could bring back to google so it'll be in gogol has said We would never do that. What do you mean. Of course not having with alaska do better say this. If it did happen. I mean we would disclose that. That'd be

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Augmented Audio: A Catalyst for Revolutionary Creators' Tools

a16z

03:08 min | 1 year ago

Augmented Audio: A Catalyst for Revolutionary Creators' Tools

"Are you guys think of this trend and phrase augmented audio, which means different things to different people but the idea that you can actually to your point connie much like video has many layers you can actually bring more and more layers into audio as well. You guys have any quick thoughts on us how many? But that really just leads me to the belief audio today I was still this more setback experience. It's very much like a one way consumption experience the same way that we consume television or the same way that we consume movies and kind of like more youtube live streaming kind of format hasn't really arrived mainstream audio yet, and so even just capturing the comments the feedback to podcast like that kind of content is not well harnessed today. So there are so many more layers around the listener feedback or interacting with other listeners or interacting with the creator. A lot of fun should be added on and layered onto audio. Right now at least doesn't exist it doesn't even necessarily be fun. I mean that's a creator I found the news. When you guys rolled out, your polls feature to be quite interesting because we just had the debates here in the United States and I literally was like I, wonder if a lot of the political news shows should do like their own polling as part of their audio experience I mean, it's just fun. It's instant feedback. We started with pulse, which is both a safe and constructively to bring feedback you mentioned the consumers, the listeners talking to each other immense in the crater talking to the listener we try to focus on the crater and what tools does the create a one and actually not just for having fun. But to your point Sono to be a better crater what information do You want from your hand and would make Egypt crater to produce another episode, for example, and so we started with pulse, which is one way to get clear answers on questions you have, and we want to continue in this way focusing not really on listening to listener conversations. I mean, you have instagram facebook twitter there's lots of places to go and talk to other users. But there aren't a lot of places to have good conversations with creators and thank you focus on craters. There's also a huge opportunity to expand the funnel of craters. If you look at trends in video, lots of the top trending youtube videos are actually reaction videos where people are watching video and showcasing a reaction and Tiktok is all about remixing. There's a lot of great audio content out there today. That if you talk about augmented audio, you could take a podcast and then have another person share their thoughts directly just like a sports broadcaster even wanting directly on what's happening in the audio whether it's music or even another podcast you have these two extremes like the old world broadcast, one way media, and then on the other extreme would gaming worthy interactivity the experience being broadcasted anything you're actually creating it. And then you have this thing in between and I think audio needs to move towards interactivity, and like I said, there is basically a cheat where you can look at other types of media. As soon as you add a feedback loop, the creative gets a chance to improve.

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VCs and Startups Consider HaaS Model for Consumer Devices

Techmeme Ride Home

04:09 min | 1 year ago

VCs and Startups Consider HaaS Model for Consumer Devices

"All familiar with software as a service right in a way. SAS has taken over the world. For software and all sorts of enterprise and consumer settings, but even increasingly. In all consumer settings as consumers have gotten used to. You know paying for digital things. I mean you can think of Netflix. As software as a service in a way. Well, are you ready for hardware as a service? Let me give you an example. Noura is a company that makes high. End earphones the NRA phone. For example is what the company calls the world's smartest headphones. You can buy the neuro phones today for three hundred ninety nine dollars, or if you pay ninety nine dollars, ninety nine cents up front and subscribed to pay nine dollars ninety nine cents a month. You can also own the near Afon. This is not rent to own. This is subscribed to us. As long as you keep paying, you can get a new neuro phone device every twenty four months. You can get the over the air software updates that keep the device improving, and Oh, yeah, keep the device working because if you stop paying, the device shuts off. Remember when there was that whole Brouhaha about Sonos end of lifing support for their earliest speaker systems. Yeah, get ready to hear a lot more about hardware service quoting techcrunch. In a recent email exchange Duncan Turner general partner at the x accelerator, which backed Noura described Hass hardware as a service as a great way to keep in contact with your customers and up sell them on new features most importantly for startups, recurring revenue is critical for scaling business with venture capital, and we'll help appeal to a broad set of investors, Haas also often has a low churn as easier to put. Put onto long term contracts and quote the upside to consumers clear. Don't pay for everything all up front, and your freer to experiment with new devices in ways you wouldn't have been otherwise. This is especially important in a world where brick and mortar experience is increasingly rare, even before retail ground to a halt courtesy of covid nineteen. There's also a clear appeal for those who are inclined to frequently upgrade devices quote. It's providing continuous value than it should be worth paying for Y combinator partner Eric Makovsky, tells tech crunch, if not stop using it and move on, it also is more sustainable hardware. These days requires a lot of software to work and the development and maintenance of that software costs money companies that have a continuous source of revenue will be able to continue to improve their product offerings through software updates and quote in two thousand eighteen. Eighteen study analysts parks associates noted a potential hurdle, however quote while a consumer reluctance to pay subscription fees is well documented. Haas models may get more traction. Where more value can be offered at less financial risk to the consumer, the challenges to create a service bundle with clear value that consumers find attractive consumers will pay for services that they perceive as valuable and complete tasks that they cannot or prefer not to do themselves unquote. As another VC is quoted, saying in the peace and I've seen myself over the last few months, startups don't have to be talked into Haas into this new sort of business model. Providing consumers can be talked into buying in as well if there is a new hotness right now in startup pitches at the moment it is basically subscription, but for x that sort of the new uber, but for X, and it's easy to see why this is so attractive to start ups. We've spoken endlessly before about how reliable and easily anticipated revenue is provided by subscriptions. But also if you have a subscription business, consider that you could achieve scale, not at the end of some years long slog through the Dark Valley of losing, money. Imagine, you could achieve scale and essentially bootstrap your way to it off. Your own cash flows from basically day one.

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"sono" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"sono" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"DuNno what to make of this but Google's head of quantum computing hardware John. Martinez has resigned from his position. Reportedly after disagreements with hermit Nevin Google's quantum. Ai Director. You might recall that. Google touted late last year that it had reached quantum supremacy something it likened to the Wright brothers first airplane flight and yet the head of one of the teams responsible for that achievement is now gone. This comes from wired. Martinez resigned from Google earlier. This month. Quote since my professional goal is for someone to build a quantum computer. I think my resignation is the best course of action for everyone he wrote. A Google spokesman did not dispute this account and says that the company is grateful for Martinez contribution and that Nevin continues to head. The company's Quantum Project Parent Company alphabet has a second smaller quantum computing group at its ex labs research unit. Martinis retains his position as a professor at the UC Santa Barbara which he held throughout his tenure at Google and says he will continue to work on quantum computing whose quantum computing project was founded by Evan who pioneered Google image search technology in two thousand six and initially focused on software to start the small group accessed quantum hardware from Canadian startup D wave systems including in collaboration with NASA. The project took on greater scale and ambition when Martinez joined in two thousand fourteen to establish Google's quantum hardware lab in Santa Barbara bringing along several members of his university research group his nearby lab at UC Santa Barbara had produced some of the most prominent work in the field over the past twenty years helping to demonstrate the potential of using superconducting circuits to build cubits the building blocks of quantum computers and quote. This is an arena. That's quite a bit out of the circles that I personally travel in. So let me just quote. Brian Romolo on twitter. Who suggests this might be a philosophical disagreement on how to move forward with the tech quote. We'll see more of these types of situations in quantum computing. There are rather large debates on the direction of the technologies and how to achieve it. Google just lost a brilliant leader with John Martinez leaving and quote to which Philip Heads tweeted quote guests. Those two couldn't agree or disagree. Perhaps they should have superimposed their quantum.

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Now with More Regional Sports Network Fees!

Marketing Over Coffee

07:38 min | 1 year ago

Now with More Regional Sports Network Fees!

"We are here February middle of quarter. I don't know it seems like there's quite the hangover from end of year. Things have been kind of quiet even on the news. Front to there wasn't a ton of stuff But you had when you're looking at supposedly a lot of angst on the weather maps about changes to Google search results. Yes search engine. Watch and search engine. Roundtable were saying that There was a pre substantial rankings. Jumping around few days ago that lasted for almost a week. Which is unusual for them. These days made no statement about algorithm changes but a lot of webmasters are noticing rankings. In placements jumping up and down a lot of changes and it has settled down since then so the evergreen reminder is if you haven't logged into your search console lately now it'd be a good time to do it and see if it particularly if there are certain pages that you see a massive amount of volume just vanish from might be time to go and figure out why you got wacked in the knees or those yeah and get back on base that. Dr Pye had shared an article talking about The zero box you know at the at the top were snippets shop there and that's actually now being considered one of the ten posts but the more interesting than that was over on the right side. Where sometimes you get video media clips? A lot of sites are blocking that trying to shut that down so those that get refused because they don't want those snippets up there but another group had come in saying. Yeah but the problem is. That's where the audio search results get pulled from that right media snippet so if you wack yourself over there you're gonNA lose your shot on audio and smart speaker and of course there's only one result on smart speaker. Either get to you. Don't you're dead. I don't know what do you think about that you know. There's been a lot of chatter this. We'd have seen about smart speakers and like we'll smart speaker ever come round as a marketing. Venue the challenge and the reason why marketers really don't like audience. Smart Speaker is exactly what you said. It's the one result you get one shot? If you're not number one year you literally are nothing. And so it's quite a challenge to get to that and the trick there is. We've been talking about this for. I don't know five years now is you've got to build your brand. You've got to build your brand and has got to be a memorable enough brand that silicon. Recall it when they're talking to you know they're smart speaker on saying. Hey Google tell me when trust insights is open right and Google's got to be able to recognize it but more importantly customers got and remember it and if you don't have that brand power than smart speaker yeah it's going to be no help to you. Yeah you'RE NOT GONNA GET ANYTHING. Done it in the same vein to purchasing via text message. Walmart is closing down their service that they had for buying via text. It was interesting. They took this whole model. That was completely as far away from the Walmart model you could get. Was You know? Urban City people texting to buy stuff and having it delivered straight to them and saying that it the peak it was losing fifteen thousand a year per member which is kind of that's kind of Bologna metric. You know saying that like the dividing the whole expenses the company by the existing customer base. Because that's what ramping up is all about but I was more interested just in the idea of buying via text. Do you think that can take off or is that kind of going too far down the shopping experience? All think about that I mean. What have we become accustomed to? We open that companies relevant happen by inside there right. You open up the Amazon Apple. Whatever and you buy in there and indeed for those things that aren't a lot of cases you open up what pay pal or van Mo or whatever the payment system of your choices and that's what you do it so it seems like a stretch to go the text message out to win. It's just as little effort for consumer to open up the Walmart APP on their phone and especially if they're all payment information to save verification process and things. I don't know why you'd go almost. It's not the same but almost strikes me as like by by fax. Yeah right right I can. I can see where you're coming from especially because you just lose everything. Now you're just sending text via the the text protocol and as opposed to when you're in the APP now there's still tracking your round and they can serve up stuff that suggestions based on previous orders and like you said the payments already locked in so. Yeah that's that's a great point. Why would you kind of waste time going on that route if you've got him locked into the APP and even better yet take that fifteen k? A year you're losing and gives every customer a thousand bucks to spend for free on the APP. You would in theory be better off. Yeah Oh totally you blow up the APP store. They're the the the other thing. Is that if you if you're looking for aren't guard ways. Walmart has a massive disadvantage. If you're looking for ways to get people to buy something guess what. Smart Speaker is a great way to do that. Except for one minor problem the largest smart Speaker Company also speed world's largest e-commerce company. Yeah I don't think we're going to see any walmart results coming up number one speech queries anytime soon. No no yeah. It'll be interesting to see how that that fight shakes out too because still at some point. You have to believe that they're like yeah. Anytime anybody to buy anything we go look at Amazon. I no matter what it was. They had Amazon. Losing some ground in the space. Actually both Amazon and Google losing ground because a lot of these third parties sonos and other speakers gain some ground during the quarter. And I don't know I find that a little bit interesting. That's kind of cool that these are better fidelity stuff you know. This is stuff that people really want the music or the speaker but then of course the the flow would that logic is just because somebody bought asano smart speaker. Maybe they're just buying a Sonos speaker and don't really care at all about the fact that it's smart so yeah in fact. I wouldn't even say you're you can't say directly that you're losing share just because there's more sports aren't speakers out there. It's all about how much they actually get used right exactly and who system they integrate with both Google and Amazon have ap is and stuff for a third party smart speakers to talk to them to be able to leverage. You know a the Alexis the googles of the world. Ibm has one Fritz chat assistance in a very distant third place unfortunately there so the question is for lights party manufacturers or as well WHO's system? You're going to go with. Who who do you? Who Do you want to be locked into? Yeah where do you want to place your bets and it was interesting over Valentine's Day the air pods pro. Where a number one later. I notice even sold out for a couple of days or on Amazon. Able to get them and at the same time. Echo buds drop down to eighty nine bucks at one point which that was almost like an impulse. Buy For me. I came very close just to grab him for the sake of it and then I looked yesterday and their backup at one thirty or wherever. They're they're at so the Valentine's Day sale is over in. Your shot is over that but yeah the idea of kind of smart ear. Buds IS PRETTY INTERESTING. But yeah not taking the plunge just yet on that. Yeah but it is interesting too late when you step back and look at where every place Amazon trying to cram luxa microwave ovens ear buds jewelry eyeglasses. They clearly know that. Whoever wins the smart assistant space is going to win the commerce space and so You know I like this. One reminder in my blogging notes thing to do a fun thing like inappropriate uses of smarter systems like you know putting specific devices that you really don't want a smart in a comedy episode of something down the road but when think about it where else can they put these devices. That are listening all the time and are ready to take your order the moment you think of something to buy. That's the play and people who can't recognize that are going to be at a severe disadvantage. Yeah yeah that's that's what you want to lock in.

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Sonos ending support for decade-old speakers really isn't a big deal

This Week in Tech

02:17 min | 1 year ago

Sonos ending support for decade-old speakers really isn't a big deal

"Speaking speaking of going away sonos and gadget great piece from you davinder every smart smart device you love will die starting with sonos little dramatic yeah it's an important point though yeah make the point tell us why you say this all it's something you know last week we heard about his plan to retire some of their ten year old products and select the first play five some of the first bridges i believe that they released and basically they said that they were gonna end support also if you were using those devices in had modern sonos hardware none of your hardware would be updated because it's all kind of a a dated network they're all mesh connected so you couldn't have like old stephanie often used for any together i think it just made it clear that this wondrous bounty of connected gadgets were living in this is the cost is that they will they they will die and much faster than similar gadgets of the past right like i knew people running speakers hi fi speakers that are decades old like speakers from the seventies seventies they can still run today because they're all running over a nice standard wired connection and that's been consistent for the last several decades and we just don't have that anymore and smart devices because they they're basically tiny computers they won't be able to run newer software in your updates they'll just have to be the retired eventually your only choices the consumer is upgrade and i think for sonos in particular that was bad it was it was a big hit to sell us fans because you can easily you know spend thousands of dollars equipping your house with smart sonos speakers and now it looks like the company just is going to be killing support and also giving you breath bad way to upgrade they have this thing called for cycle mode that'll fundamentally kill an old device completely irreverent ribbit qabli like you can't even restore it and they'll give you thirty percent off new hardware and you'll do this all again in ten years maybe and it's just kind of to me it's kind of a mess and two shows like this stuff steph won't last forever smart devices may make our lives easier but they will die like far sooner than older gadgets to the past

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Here's Why Sonos Customers Were Angry About Plans to End Product Updates

This Week in Computer Hardware

02:34 min | 1 year ago

Here's Why Sonos Customers Were Angry About Plans to End Product Updates

"We're talking a lot about sonos and some of the frustrations of longstanding hardware that still functions you know we're a company goes we're going to give you support for life than they realized that maybe the technology or maybe the bottom line or owner structure sure has changed in a way that prevents them from continuing to code things opt update your aging hardware but you know one of the things that wasn't as clear and certainly that emphasize articles we were looking at last week in his both sebastian and i dug deeper and deeper into sonos website this sonos kind hi to buried a really important line in this announcement which was that quote customers with both legacy and modern products time decide what option is best for them you can continue to use use your whole system and legacy mold this case it will stop receiving updates new features or you know they basically said that you know they're they're going to let you run your older gear on its own kind of node isolates you keep getting updates on the newer stuff if you mix the newer the legacy hardware as they call it you're not gonna get updates the newer stuff and i will also say that we saw this crazy we wasn't crazy bashing and and i were also admiring the intensity of the letter that came out so the blog entry for a CEO of sonos which was heard by the drop in stock price or happens by everybody on the internet and sodas own forums going berserk you know but it's it's blog a letter from our CEO all sonos products will continue to work past may rest assured the a when we a new software updates where legacy products they will continue you to work they do today we're not breaking them we're not forcing them into obsolescence and we are not taking anything away many of you have invested heavily in your soda systems we intend to honor that investment for as as long as possible while legacy sodas products will get you software features we pledge to keep them updated with bug fixes and security patches for as long as possible they say long long as possible a lot it's conduct hiring so what they say though is is they are working on a way to split your system unquote so that modern products work together and get the latest features will legacy products work together and remain in their current state i e you have eleven tina these devices in your hat ousted seven of them are quote quote legacy on won't you won't have to replace all of them if you just want to listen to some delete expert of musically expert of being one of the words of the week here on the

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Sonos CEO tries to calm customers, says products will work ‘as long as possible’

The Vergecast

01:38 min | 1 year ago

Sonos CEO tries to calm customers, says products will work ‘as long as possible’

"The Sea of Santa's Patrick Spence and note to customers saying they got it wrong clarifying some things. Let's just I want to zoom out out of this semi breaking news. I get it In talking about crowd size so a few weeks ago there was a controversy over so no says recycle mode. Yeah right so if you have an old sonos product you WANNA trade up to new Unsan says a trader program. You tell them that you want to trade him up the give you a discount a new thing and then they will send a software command to your old thing. The disables it from working and then you are meant to take it to recycle center and they have a list of those or can't find find one of those emails to Sonos and they will recycle it Person who works at a recycling center said this is bullshit on twitter. which is how most problems start Fast these these devices are the best way to actually get Use Out of these things us to re use them as to put them back in the field. It's very hard to recycle everything just breaking devices. I says because they don't want to use them that was like an like an illusion right. It's like not quite true. You could just not participate in the recycled program. You could you just leave your thing alone. It would keep working. You could just buy anything at full price and sell the old thing. You can recoup the difference but if you took the recycle mode deal than you get a discount on your thing we break so like one option but not actively breaking stuff to get you but it's the Internet. The people got confused. I will say it is not great that recycle mode involved this breaking of devices. Yeah but that's what that's what it it

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"sono" Discussed on Geek News Central

Geek News Central

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"sono" Discussed on Geek News Central

"Before two thousand seventeen. The clock had not been at the Marxist night had not been at that Marxist nineteen team fifty three the earn which United States the Soviet Union booth both conducted atmospheric tests their first thermonuclear bombs. Even during the Reagan years during which the world came came closer to ever come to a nuclear war. The clock was advanced only as far as three minutes before midnight and in the fictional world. The original watchmen. Comic books. o'clock is has never advanced past five minutes to midnight the reason for adjustment again is the doomsday clock. Extend far beyond the risk of nuclear initiation. So this is now being used as a social climate change political speech and bear using this to say climate. Change is the reason where one hundred seconds to midnight. I don't care your status on climate change care believe it. Don't care if you don't we heard everything in the book. Oh we're going to die in ten years rendering seven years or the world is dead in five years all these these things yet. We're all still here. Are there issues. Sure there's issues but it's amazing to me how times change and now they're gonNA use the doomsday clock to basically talk about a new social change as it's it's way to say were one hundred seconds midnight would say you GIG Gig News. gmail.com Agnew's on twitter love to hear your thoughts that they now have climatized the doomsday clock. You think that's appropriate considering that Iran is probably actually close to having nuclear weapons. You know let's let's face it in those maniacs ax with.

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"sono" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

103.5 KISS FM

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"sono" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

"Devices like Alexa, Google home, Xboxes Sono, an iheartradio station. Thank you. Mesa. Thank you. Also, speaking of Jordan, and I breaking down our bachelor predictions, and who will be the next bachelorette. You don't have to be in your car to hear what we have to say. It's really important smart speaker Google play kiss FM.

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"sono" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

103.5 KISS FM

03:40 min | 2 years ago

"sono" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

"Devices like Alexa, Google home. Xbox and Sono said iheart radio station. One. You and. He's been dead. Land. I guess. I couldn't. You. Two. Thanks. Mine. I can be. Lingers woman. About near resolutions in twenty nine getting back into shape. If you know what I'm saying so shout to planet fitness for making that happen. It's one three bad kids guy was number one hit music station. Okay. Thank you. Thank you..

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"sono" Discussed on Gadget Lab Podcast

Gadget Lab Podcast

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Gadget Lab Podcast

"And so I I think there's a real chance that it becomes using software and using some of the audio technology that's out there. Now, the ability to be to have great sound in the room with out having to have these devices that are necessarily right in your face even. The CD show, which is for installers that basically do home installation work. There was this great company that we work with called Leon that makes these speakers that are actually sculptures. And so they make great sound on their power by the Sono Samp. And that's the kind of thinking I think that is is where audio goes in the future because we're not constrained by the same things that we were in the past. And so I'm pretty excited about what that looks like and working with companies like on something like that. About the physics problem. You're you're solving something this size of this table. Exactly. Exactly. I wanna ask you about the future of interaction because when Sona started you interacted with the speaker, either using software on the computer or using a hardware remote, then the iphone came along. And now your smartphone. Takes takes the place of your hardware remote a lot of people still use the phone to control their Sonos. But now, you have the option of controlling voice. So not only for your company, but smart home in general, what is the future of interaction? Look like in your is the I think the right now, I think it's going to be a nightmare for people for the next little while because everybody is putting a microphone and speaker into every product in your home. And I think it's going to be disaster because you're gonna walk in the kitchen, and you're gonna ask something and speaker, a microwave a refrigerator a light is all gonna respond to you. And it's going to be it's going to be crazy. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. So I guess we crazy are the next little while. Here's the thing that we are creatures of habit, particularly in our home. Right. We kinda of probably listen to the same station at least radio station or a station perhaps on Spotify or Pandora or something we have the same wake-up routines. And some of these things I think that the next kind of generation while a lot of people are putting cameras and sensors in I actually think that you can skip ahead of that with the right approach, which is hey every Saturday morning, I'm in the.

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"sono" Discussed on Gadget Lab Podcast

Gadget Lab Podcast

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Gadget Lab Podcast

"I mean, do you do you see this like this Sono says the Switzerland of speakers really going on forever? We've been not the sixteen years, and we've been able to do the with the music services when everybody thought there'd be no way, we'd be able to manage those relationships and do that everybody again is is I guess skeptical. We can do it on the voice services. We're doing it right now. I don't see any reason that we can't. And I think it's in the best interest of consumers, and while that may sound naive to some degree thinking that you're dealing with these these big companies, and they're fighting each other and everything around it we've proven we're able to do that. And I think we can continue to do it in an open way. And we've just continue to go out. And and at the end of they do it. I just I really believe it's in the best interest for the consumer and a window that should Amazon is totally not cut her and its meetings at all. We've had a long we've had a longer. We've had a long relationship with them. Dave limps team has fantastic they've worked both Amazon angle have worked with us on their voices to do things that they they don't do a standard. So they've done joint development with us, which is really been great. And I think that's a testament to both of our teams on the look and those companies, but we're just different in the way, we approach these things. So I don't think they have different strategic intents as they look at this, right? They're really trying to get their voice services, or in some cases, their music services, really embedded with people. What we do right at the end of day. We're thinking about how do we bring great sound into people's homes? And how do we do it in a way that it's gonna last for a long period of time be open all the services? And so it is remarkably constructive in terms of all the relationships we have with all of these players. What was the first streaming service that you added to remember it was Napster? I think back in the day. This is this is legit Napster. Not OG. Legit napster? But there were some. Good point. There was something else. I'm trying to think there was one other one tied up with Napster at one point that might have been the first one. No, no. That was another. Yeah. Really? Threes and ask is because for for a wild beginning to company Sonos was very much about it was something that people who had a three hundred or four hundred five hundred gigabyte MP3. library or loss library that. They got us to listen to their music around the house now, I mean, I'm sure there are a lot of people go out and buy your hardware that don't have anything on their computer. And it's just all streaming just using the speakers taxes streaming services. That's exactly right. So we've seen it really interesting. I've Aleutian rate which is going from while. I we saw that the move is going to happen to downloaded digital media from physical right because in that first ration- we had products which would connect to your existing stereo components, and you would play physical media, and you can do it around the house. So that was kind of stage one stage two is our view. Okay. It's going to move to digital. It's gonna move to download and how do you do that? And then we saw okay. It's the shift to streaming now until we've really put all our development efforts on. How do we build great experiences around the streaming services? So good example would be we Spotify. Not only spot if I work inside the Sonos up, but we've enabled the SP. Up to actually directly control your Sonos through Spotify connect as well. And that's where we put all our effort because we can see through our data's well, how are people consuming, and what are they doing?.

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"sono" Discussed on Acquired

Acquired

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Acquired

"If you look at Amazon, if you look at get apple, they are making choices as as I expressed earlier, my frustration with some of the choices that there's companies are making that is not putting the listener I that is putting their their own business models. First Sonos says, making the argument, we put the listener I, and so we will let any open platform play ball with us. We will work tirelessly to make all assistance work and integrate, you know, easily in our platform, a great point. Their incentives are aligned with the user. They're not trying to make money from them and other ways after selling them device. Now we move to the other side. Yeah. Well, let's just trade bullet points back and forth. So the first one that I have seen that really speaks to me is this story that they're telling around growth, anon- hardware growth story isn't really there were eye bear. I would say it's difficult to see them creating software services that people will pay for on top of buying devices. Not only is that not their Beckley, your growth story period is not there. You know you're growing between ten to twenty percent, Blake? Okay. Yeah, in a in a high end segment, which I go into the next one because I think it comes from that a high segment. Awesome. Like you should think cool. We're selling Mercedes like, well, we should have great margins. They do. They make really nice gross margins. They sell above forty percent. I think in some of their categories at forty, six percent in the last six months, but they're sixteen years in and they're just barely break even on a net income basis because they pay a ton and sales and marketing costs both to the channel through advertising. It's just expensive to acquire the customers. They're trying to acquire this very considered decision. I mean, how many hours days months of research did you put into deciding how you were gonna outfit year? Yeah. How many conversations with other smart people that I respect? And you know one understand their perspective and a lot. A few more one is like, yeah. Okay. Like your, your voice story. You know, it's interesting this this, like you've got to go on, but like you were way late and like this whole Switzerland thing is like you are way late to the market and like you know, you keep saying Google assistant is going to ship. I don't see any Google assistant on any Sonos devices yet. Is this really going to be as easy as you say it is to to fully integrate all these platforms? And the fear is that they really do get commoditised being a hardware maker when that's not where the money is, and they're selling expensive hardware. They end up looking a lot more like a Fitbit or job own than than Spotify and sort of bottom line for me is can they find a segment that's not price sensitive cares? A lot about equality cares about audio all over the home and wants an Jilib between voice assistance. It's tough for me to see that being a big segment, especially if you're not able to make. Money hand over fist on on each customer. My to others are, I think the loyalty point that Sonos makes is a really good one. It's crazy, you know, twenty seven percent of their customers have four or more speakers. You know, Ben, you're case in point. Once you try, you don't stop in your hooked for life. That's great. But I feel like their business model is not aligned with that. They don't have a a subscription business model. You know, if like Spotify business model is aligned with that, like people start using Spotify, they love it great. They're paying Spotify every month with Sona sleek. It's still dependent on them, like coming out with new products and adding them and like end. The replacement cycles are so long on this. You know, now that I have a bunch and I'm almost like embarrassed by how many I have, but it's awesome. Like I'm kind of done paying that company money. Yeah, they would have to come out with something like amazingly knew that you had replace those, right? Like you're not gonna build a addition on your house just to lake by more Sonal stuff. And I was. Gonna ask you this during tech themes, but it's too apt right now to not do it. So they sell hardware that's differentiated by software and services which they bundle in for free with the hardware..

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"sono" Discussed on Acquired

Acquired

03:40 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Acquired

"It was all right. It was index. It was other investors and employees who are selling. That's also typically not a great sign into an IPO. But again. I mean, I'm sure there's huge desire for liquidity here. We'll transition into narratives here, but just a couple points to keep in mind that want to dry out as we do talk about narratives, they did about a billion dollars in revenue in two thousand seventeen, but they just haven't been growing very much. They've only had about ten percent revenue growth over the last couple of years. And typically flying VO's are at least twenty percent revenue growth year over year. But really, you want in the forty percent plus I think it was a little higher. I think they're like eighteen percent revenue growth, but still half or third of what you'd like to see. They also disclose their revenue by who their largest sales channels are. Interestingly best buy his large as hillsdale seventeen percent of Sono sales happen at best buy now. Remember only about a third of their sales happen in North America. So like. A little more than a third, but almost half of their North American sales are coming from best buy. That's troubling and you can read things that you can read an addition to doing troubling one. You can read. They're paying a lot of money to the channel because they're not retailing these things themselves from Sonos dot com. They're price spending fifty percent on a wholesaler, and then other fifty percent to the retailer. This just a huge markup when you have to go through a channel like best buy the other thing, you should read into that as it's interesting that it's not coming through apple or Amazon or Google, because I'd say an aide advantageous for the company. It reduces the reliant. You could think about those three companies now supply chain for Sonos, they're sort of the component that Sonos builds into their smart speakers. It's nice to not have your supplier or one of your suppliers also be your retailer. And so they found themselves in a nice place where they sort of have their Switzerland sort of bundler there. Of course, when I say Switzerland, I'm meaning sort of neutral third party, but there are a neutral third party bundler of these services. Their biggest sales channel is also a neutral third party, which is good because if it was, you know, all on Amazon than you'd start to get a little nervous. Amazon's gonna apply pressure to sort of squeeze Google allowed and vertically integrated in some way. So I would say not good, not bad that it's it's through best buy, but who shops at best buy, like it's not millennials. It's not Spotify listeners. So it's it's interesting before switching full handed areas. There's a couple key numbers to no one is Sonos has nineteen million products in approximately seven million households around the world that nineteen million. You can compare it to forty million plus Alexa devices that have been sold again. Sorry for saying the name. It's just interesting to sort of keep that in mind as you start to see the smart speaker. The low end smart speaker segment grow very quickly. It'll be interesting to see what the high end mart speaker grows at. Because the way that I sort of see this going is there's tons and tons and tons of hundred hundred and fifty dollar devices sold, and it might be tougher road for Sono selling more expensive ones. The other thing to know is that they're right around break even on net income, the six months leading up to the IPO. They were net income positive, but only by by about thirteen million. They were at income negative before that. And I think they did some things headcount reduction or other things as they approach the IPO in order to be net income positive. So that. May not have been in the timeframe. Don't hold me to that, but the way you should think about this company is they're still kind of break. Even if you look at like their price to earnings at something insane, like seventy x. So you should look really at their price to sales, which is just a hair under two x..

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"sono" Discussed on Acquired

Acquired

04:08 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Acquired

"On sale for thirty bucks like it's crazy and voice over all. I think the magic Amazon did was cleared that undefinable bar of usability all the voice systems before that weren't, but being able to walk into your home and say, I want to listen to Casey l. u. or KCRW or whatever. Also telling that he's talking about radio stations here not podcast come on John live in the twenty first century here. He says, that's part of an ultimate home music experience. So we needed to get there. We pivoted the company and. That they did in a serious way. Not right away. You'll notice November of twenty. Fourteen is when Alexa is first announced in the echo was made available to prime subscribers. And then it goes general villa ability in twenty fifteen. I believe it's summer of twenty sixteen when Sonos sort of formerly switches their strategy to the burning blaffer. Yeah. Yeah, to to to be sort of voice I and announce that they're going to have products with voice baked in and at the very least right away, they're gonna start integrating their existing products. If you have a on Alexa in your home, the product experience for that is if you bought an echo and you have a Sonos system that, you know, let's say you have a play five, a play bar. You could say something like unnamed voice assistant. Play XYZ song on play bar and then it could play it on there. So you know, it's a, it's a little bit of a stopgap solution before they eventually released their own Sonos ones. And now the Sonos beam which are voice baked in, but there perhaps a little bit too late, but switching strategy in a big way. So yeah, it takes a long time. The Sonos one, which is essentially the play one, but with microphones in it. So you can actually talk to it and it is lady baked into it and coming Google assistant. We'll get to that as well. That launches in October twenty seventeen. And then the beam, which is the same thing in a sound bar format for home theater systems that launches only last month in twenty eighteen. Yeah. So we are in the middle of this right in the middle of it. Yup. Good time to go public. Well, a couple of things. I don't know what exactly it was. A result of could be a lot of things, but certainly missing this. Both of these strategic inflection points as Andy grove, famous CEO of Intel would would point them would say was not good McFarland announces his in January twenty seventeen that he's going to step down as CEO and Patrick Spence, who we mentioned earlier who had come over from rim when KKR invested is gonna take over a CEO. And finally like he stays in the company as an advisor, but he leaves the board. He really hands the reins over to Spence. It's a pretty fulsome transition, and then Spence from that point forward is now leading the company into this new voice era. So let's talk about that a little bit when they launched the one in October twenty seventeen and announced the beaten. They come out with a pretty interesting take on the voice world. They say they're gonna bake Amazon's voices. Stant into the products. You can talk to the speakers. They will work just like echoes do, which Amazon announced super early on in the in the product development of Alexa that they were gonna make the Alexa voice service open to anyone that wanted to include it in their device. They also Sonos announces at the same time that they are in the future. It's not ready yet going to support Google assistant as well. So you will be able to multi home with your voices instance. If you go the Sonos route, which makes sense. You can see why in Alexa NY Google wanna do this because the their main goal is just get the most people interacting with their service. Amazon's gonna sell these many different use cases of fairly inexpensive, Alexa devices to get them biggest proliferation possible. And we think today they've ships something like forty million or more of those, but their strategy is really just get people talking to Amazon through whatever whatever they need to be and Google sorta the same way. A really interesting potential. You know, argument..

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"sono" Discussed on Acquired

Acquired

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Acquired

"We're jumping way far ahead which only took us what all five minutes in order to jump way ahead. The twenty fifteen refresh of their brand came with a super cool sort of burst pattern that that was a bunch of tiny little lines shooting out of the center of the Sonos, where if you scrolled it on a digital screen, and I think this might be because of the screen refresh rate. I'm not totally sure why it looks like sound waves when you're just holding it still, you're kind of like, okay, that's kind of a cool pattern around Sonos, their wacky, and then you scroll it and you can kind of see these, like, you know, when you look at the top right corner, your MAC at the little speaker with the three lines coming out of it. It's like those little lines coming out of the logo when it's in motion, it's harnessing sort of like the artifact of LCD early deed screens. So willing to that and the show notes to you should try it. It's cool, very, very emblematic of Sonus in their culture, but who are these Sonos guys? So there are four founders of Sonos, John MC. Darlan who was the CEO from founding in two thousand two until last year twenty seventeen Craig Shelburne Tom Cullen and trunk my out of they all come together. So McFarland the CO he had moved to Santa Barbara in nineteen ninety to get his PHD in electrical engineering from UC Santa Barbara. He ends up dropping out and he's in pretty visionary guy. He ends up dropping out of his PHD program in nineteen eighty two. And he founds an internet company with three other people, Craig, Tom and Trung who become his co,.

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"sono" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

03:05 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"Spurned now uh knows may know on uh is by sonos those guys stare spurred avi mazdas mall uh he is the two gigi uh well uh gang no gigi laura now laws may now on the news as soon as and then draw and then i see then mazda aim amroha on a new i have to do eggs spine gangrene no gangi bra oh man no key key mm hello key core.

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"sono" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask

Too Embarrassed to Ask

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask

"Clampdown dopey so show i think someone taught me to be that way and i think it might have been i dunno sources tell me in any case everyone create everything for lower and let's keep that mine all right email from kevin kelley any chance owners as we get around to supporting the overcast podcast app as it more general question how to soon as determine what service apps b are fully integrated into the sonal system as a very good question is driven by sono said the developer just what you feel like doing patrick it's it's determined by what our customers are really asking for an an and what we see happening out there so we do more and actually we've been opening the apr is quite a bit to allow others to tie in uh we've got an open api colts mappi that allows people to tie in and so developers do do a little work on that but look airplay to is also going to naval a bunch of people to be able play their content pretty easily on the system so we're taking multiple past to just makes the decline of which has that question from eric johnson here is the point in and brought as soon as wednesday speaker which works with alexa but i can't play music my local iteens music library even though the sonos app can why is that and when will that be possible you out so i suspect is referring to look through voice and so we use the services that alexa ties into today but we are doing work on the ability to tie until all the services that sono supports and so that's something that we're hoping to deliver later this year as well dishes that alexa isn't going to support your local lightens music xi's alexa play this and it's not elect said he can stems honest ackner to fall to the apple service exactly or other service right is as you think about using alexa maybe alexa doesn't have a tie into apple music for instance but that's something that we do have italian too so we feel like we should be able to bridge that gap and we're working on that right now fairy danny me who is an effect illicitly talented.

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"sono" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask

Too Embarrassed to Ask

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask

"I want to get the soon as one but we're going to get to that and if you've been following the news lately than you know that sonos has its work cut out for it because apple will soon be launching the home pie so today on to marisa ask we're delighted to be joined by the sonal ceo patrick spans patrick took over ceo just a year ago we had we actually debuted as soon as device at all things d a hundred years ago the very good story actually he was previously acting as president and part of that was chief commercial officer at sonos in a he's no stranger to meeting with apple he was at blackberry before that oh my god you like flatten for punishment wasn't research in motion back then it was that what is called through that's right and you will you at their when you guys debut the sonos thing at all things were you know i wasn't but i've heard the story betty times george was yesterday we see jobs yes why was the story ceo john was mcfarland yeah whose great nine of really well he debuted at at at at uh and he also with sponsor when you're too by the way a gave wait some speakers but the year they debuted it he was all excited to meet steve jobs who was this big um hero like he loves steve jobs and so he we had this little room where all the different speakers could show off their wares and stuff like that called at the science project uh kind of think science fair and jobs walked in the room was walking around with walt and made look at around at everything just hello hello and he made a beeline for john and job so excited you can see him being like oh yeah a and he goes he tick puts his finger in his face us i'm going to sue you at a business because the wheel the track we all look like the track wheel on the ipod yep yep.

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"sono" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"sono" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

"Was serious yes sonos.

"sono" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

03:05 min | 4 years ago

"sono" Discussed on RobinLynne

"Sonos jumper come on we now banning thought her on about it johnathan williams was this result for you yes why who does he not yadav has on the spot loyalty his you've got he undermined years on from the ago vijay singh thomas rhett y z common me gene in my opinion has come with now on saw this coming john mccain finally did the right thing schumer is boiling mad by gary mayer for usa politics today the republican endeavour to repeal and replace obamacare was a fiasco while not by any means the only one to point the finger at rhino in chief john mccain drove the last nail in that coffin this or not to have been a major a may amazement a given his history of restricting conservatives in their causes furthermore almost certainly his ego was all around sustained by that demonstration of doublecrossing for reasons may be just known to him he has changed his tune with respect to the tax bill the left should be shocked that he would have the nerve to abandon them for his own party market down as one of the considerable damage demonstrations of his political vocation john mccain truly is ready for the republican tax bill fortunate lace senate majority leader mcconnell has reported that he has enough votes to pass the tax reform bill the democrats are rendered week by this mr schumer can practice is right to kohl president trump at the republican leadership unsavoury names also he can regurgitate his standard of vaneman in addition forecasts of approaching fee however fortunately oil heat at his kindred democrats can do other than watched the bill go in anguish this is a staggering wayan for president trump in the.

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"sono" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

02:15 min | 4 years ago

"sono" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"Seven got god iran is on your toes the fall asleep sound man sonos sonos blair did shoot and less uh a care since food gay oh how is that clear claire said as the lin as the bill as a group of in it ended unedited.

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