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Fresh update on "square" discussed on Todd and Don

Todd and Don

00:36 min | 20 min ago

Fresh update on "square" discussed on Todd and Don

"Good morning to you. Listen, let's let's squeeze in. Rick Roll queen. We were talking about rent and Austin. They continues to go up like crazy here locally. Yeah, the demand for a ransom, you know, for apartments is just through the roof records on 1 83 and one away in on this. Good morning. Yeah, guys, So, you know, it seems like this rant just goes in accordance to as to what these people feel like that they can get for it. Just typical example I moved here in 84. I ran a three bedroom, two car garage all brick house for 600 a month. Now I'll bet you right now. That house goes anywhere from 1500. Maybe 2000, maybe 2500. So, you know, it's I remember when the dot com thing come along, and the silicone Valley thing come along, and we had land slopes of people come in here. That was no thanks. $1000 for boobies, 600 Square foot apartment And when they left you Well, what do you think That is, Rick? I think you just don't goes according to what they you know, there's no window sticker that says that this This apartment is 2000 month. We'll take 14 15. Let's capitalism its way It works, man. Oh, I understand. But, you know, I think what's gonna help a lot of these kids out. Most of her kids living in these apartments, you know is when they when they get that when they get that refund back the $100,000 Debt written off for their education. Well, then they can afford their apartment. Yeah, nobody's talking about eliminating the $50,000 in college debt across the country. Hey says that's the way it all would have made no help people that you know those renters that Rick was talking about. Listen Ah $15 federal minimum wage continues dividing lawmakers like Mayo or ketchup on fries. You're either this or that. You know what I'm saying? If you're somebody out there knows may on your fries. You need to check up from the neck. I don't know what I don't want to look at those people. Well this past weekend, the House passed President Biden's of $1.9 trillion stimulus package, which included a minimum wage hike, and as soon as tomorrow, the Senate will vote on its version. It also includes $1400 in direct payments $400 a week in unemployment benefits, 350 billion for states and local governments and funding for vaccine distribution and schools. But that $15 hour minimum wage that's gonna be missing in the Senate version. Like the house like their house colleagues. Senate Republicans will likely unanimously opposed the bill, which which the chamber is split. 50 50 and Democrats can't lose a single vote. And now the wage increases out a handful of moderate Democrats who are skeptical of it. You know, they're more likely to support the bill. Now, if it passed the house. We need to vote again on matching version. Yeah, So there you go. Now, the big picture of all of this to pandemic containment, the relief of Biden's top priorities. This building is a test of his ability to unites Democrats in the Senate and risk lasting damage. And you know to his influence should he fail that, according to The Associated Press this morning. This, uh, a source the minimum wage, not being in there. I'm happy about that, Just like Pete Series has shown. I think it should be up to the individual business owners. Tol make that decision on their own Whatever works for their employees and works for their business, But this $1400 it seems like it's never going to get here and I think for some, it's gonna be way too little and way too late, And for some, it's others. It's going to be maybe what just helps him get over the what we hope is gonna be this last little Little hurdle here..

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Investigation Underway After Apparent Suicide Of Chicago Police Officer

John Landecker

00:59 sec | 11 hrs ago

Investigation Underway After Apparent Suicide Of Chicago Police Officer

"Fatal gunshot wound today in the North side Police station in an apparent suicide. WGN's Bryan Burrough reports. The officer, identified in a statement by Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown is James Daly, a 21 Year veteran superintendent Brown saying dailies death is deeply felt by me and his many colleagues with whom he worked for. For many years, Daley's body was taken to the medical examiner's office in a police procession. An official cause of death will be determined. Less than a year ago, high ranking Chicago police official Dion Boyd was found dead by suicide in his office at the home in Square Police facility. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot acknowledge that it's early in the investigation of dailies death today, but It's known that suicides erupt during the pandemic. The sad reality is that trauma and depression are with us all the time. And unfortunately that has been exacerbated through the pandemic for a host of reasons. Speaking this morning at Hawthorne

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Fresh update on "square" discussed on News and Information with Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff

News and Information with Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff

00:28 sec | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "square" discussed on News and Information with Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff

"She seemed aggressive. Yeah, I don't understand many parties. He's I guess he's suggesting that she seemed to be welcoming of that sort of thing. By removing his hand. I don't know before, and then he put his hands on her cheeks and asked if he could kiss her. It's a little bizarre. Yes, it's what what they referred to in the news business as an inappropriate approach or something. I can't even remember He was hitting on her. So that's why I know it. That's the allegation anyway. Right? Okay. Hey, Apple stores are reopening in Texas. So a lot of you'd be very happy about that, including locally in a two Galleria in Dallas. North Park Center, Knock Street Town square in South Lake University Park Village in Fort Worth. Yeah,.

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Gabriel Sosa's billboards offer messages of hope in Boston communities hit hard by COVID-19

Radio Boston

04:20 min | 17 hrs ago

Gabriel Sosa's billboards offer messages of hope in Boston communities hit hard by COVID-19

"You've seen them. It's a series of bright colorful billboards with powerful messages of hope in english and spanish like one in roslindale square big bright letters against a solid background. It ain't easy but keep going. The inside bill unsigned billboards. They've appeared in east boston. Roslindale roxbury dorchester. Boston communities hit particularly hard by covid nineteen and they are the work of gabriel sosa. So says grew up in miami and is now a visiting lecturer at the massachusetts college of art and design artist teacher translator and we spoke with gabriel sosa recently about his art. Heidi thanks for having me. It's great to have you so i there's so much i wanna talk about both in sort of form and message but let's start with message. It is a simple hopeful loving message. How did you land on it and sort of the variations of the messages. You're using it came from a long process. I was scheduled to have a public art project at some point in the spring or summer of twenty twenty i had been thinking about the different ways that that could take place and listen to the pandemic and then i really came upon this idea of. What can an artist offer right now. And i thought well you know arts can offer. Space for critical reflection can offer a space for comfort and is based on solidarity and then they use of the words. North fascinated me growing up in miami in a cuban american community. Those words are so intelligible cross spanish speaking countries. There's this kind of special flavor of solidarity with that. You can be standing in the long line and someone will look back at you. Either miami or havana. And say hey. North fosse's limits this way of saying you know. Hey i got you. That's where that spirit came from. And then it just seem logical thinking about my My bilingual miss my cultural mess and the large finnish speaking population in boston that it made sense to offer both in english and spanish. This new fascinating easy. Let's talk about this idea of solidarity. Which you you say. This work expresses these messages of hang in there. Keep going express. What does it mean to you. And and how do these billboards express a kind of solidarity. It means that you understand someone that you are wish them and hopefully that expresses itself in some way to be on on the same page to know where someone is coming from. Why is that so important right now. Well needless to say the world has changed right before our eyes were about a year into this pandemic things that seem sort of unthinkable or almost a little sifi for us have become normal and not only the pandemic but also in this country everything the twenty twenty brought us and i think just being able to to say to someone look i. I know what you're going through or i can sympathize with you. I think he's just one of the most important gestures that anyone can make. Let's talk about the medium. you chose for minute. We we just finished talking about the message. Producer jamie bologna. And i were both so struck by your choice to use billboards. I think we share a fondness for billboards and the you know that sort of passing way. They communicate with people in their communities in their daily life. What made you land on. Billboards came from a place of my being interested in text in the public space in this kind of range from things like bumper stickers window signs street signs painted on ashfall adopt myself. Would something i can do that. Shares message that considers social distancing that's visible and then sort of seemed like a logical option and there's also such a rich history of artists that have used billboards as a media. I mean there's spending coincides thrown is there's crew gird at scott so it was really exciting for me to tap into that traditions. Well

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Gabriel Sosa's billboards offer messages of hope in Boston communities hit particularly hard by COVID-19

Radio Boston

04:20 min | 17 hrs ago

Gabriel Sosa's billboards offer messages of hope in Boston communities hit particularly hard by COVID-19

"You've seen them. It's a series of bright colorful billboards with powerful messages of hope in english and spanish like one in roslindale square big bright letters against a solid background. It ain't easy but keep going. The inside bill unsigned billboards. They've appeared in east boston. Roslindale roxbury dorchester. Boston communities hit particularly hard by covid nineteen and they are the work of gabriel sosa. So says grew up in miami and is now a visiting lecturer at the massachusetts college of art and design artist teacher translator and we spoke with gabriel sosa recently about his art. Heidi thanks for having me. It's great to have you so i there's so much i wanna talk about both in sort of form and message but let's start with message. It is a simple hopeful loving message. How did you land on it and sort of the variations of the messages. You're using it came from a long process. I was scheduled to have a public art project at some point in the spring or summer of twenty twenty i had been thinking about the different ways that that could take place and listen to the pandemic and then i really came upon this idea of. What can an artist offer right now. And i thought well you know arts can offer. Space for critical reflection can offer a space for comfort and is based on solidarity and then they use of the words. North fascinated me growing up in miami in a cuban american community. Those words are so intelligible cross spanish speaking countries. There's this kind of special flavor of solidarity with that. You can be standing in the long line and someone will look back at you. Either miami or havana. And say hey. North fosse's limits this way of saying you know. Hey i got you. That's where that spirit came from. And then it just seem logical thinking about my My bilingual miss my cultural mess and the large finnish speaking population in boston that it made sense to offer both in english and spanish. This new fascinating easy. Let's talk about this idea of solidarity. Which you you say. This work expresses these messages of hang in there. Keep going express. What does it mean to you. And and how do these billboards express a kind of solidarity. It means that you understand someone that you are wish them and hopefully that expresses itself in some way to be on on the same page to know where someone is coming from. Why is that so important right now. Well needless to say the world has changed right before our eyes were about a year into this pandemic things that seem sort of unthinkable or almost a little sifi for us have become normal and not only the pandemic but also in this country everything the twenty twenty brought us and i think just being able to to say to someone look i. I know what you're going through or i can sympathize with you. I think he's just one of the most important gestures that anyone can make. Let's talk about the medium. you chose for minute. We we just finished talking about the message. Producer jamie bologna. And i were both so struck by your choice to use billboards. I think we share a fondness for billboards and the you know that sort of passing way. They communicate with people in their communities in their daily life. What made you land on. Billboards came from a place of my being interested in text in the public space in this kind of range from things like bumper stickers window signs street signs painted on ashfall adopt myself. Would something i can do that. Shares message that considers social distancing that's visible and then sort of seemed like a logical option and there's also such a rich history of artists that have used billboards as a media. I mean there's spending coincides thrown is there's crew gird at scott so it was really exciting for me to tap into that traditions. Well

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Philadelphia business leader optimistic about easing of Covid restrictions

KYW 24 Hour News

01:06 min | 19 hrs ago

Philadelphia business leader optimistic about easing of Covid restrictions

"City Loosen up some of its coronavirus restrictions today and killed a piece to the menace spoke to the leader of the business community in Chestnut Hill about the changes and the end. Packed on shops and restaurants. Some of the boutiques here along Germantown Avenue had to have customers waiting outside, sometimes in the cold, because only a limited number of people who were allowed in at once. Now, though, there will be less of that, since the city double the retail capacity from 10 to 20 people per 1000 square feet. Also, restaurants can have six people at a table for outdoor dining instead of four. Philip Dawson, executive director of the chest until business District says these changes send a signal that we're headed in the right direction. And the fact that these restricts Those are easing up really communicate that to the businesses and the public and is very encouraging. Hope is more people come out, still massed up, of course, because every little bit helps these small businesses, many of them have been able to modify their operations to survive to stay profitable on to keep costs under control. But just because they're surviving doesn't mean they're thriving. Looking forward. Dawson is looking for clarity on special event restrictions and how those They changed for spring and

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Philadelphia restaurants celebrate changes to outdoor dining restrictions

KYW 24 Hour News

01:08 min | 22 hrs ago

Philadelphia restaurants celebrate changes to outdoor dining restrictions

"Up up some of of its coded coded 19 19 restrictions. restrictions. Today, Today, K Y W is Tim he he menace spoke spoke to to a a leader of of the business community in Chestnut Hill about the changes and the impact on shops and restaurants. Some of the boutiques here along Germantown Avenue had to have customers waiting outside, sometimes in the cold. Because only a limited number of people who were allowed in at once. Now, though, there will be less of that, since the city double the retail capacity from 10 to 20 people per 1000 square feet. Also, restaurants could have six people at a table for outdoor dining instead of four. Philip Dawson, executive director of the chest until business District says these changes send a signal that we're headed in the right direction and the fact that these restrictions are easing up really communicate that to the businesses and the public and is very encouraging. Hope is more people come out, still massed up. Course, because every little bit helps these small businesses, many of them have been able to modify their operations to survive to stay profitable on to keep costs under control. But just because they're surviving doesn't mean they're thriving. Looking forward. Dawson is looking for clarity on special event restrictions and how those may change for spring and summer in Chestnut

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Philadelphia to relax restrictions on events and gatherings today

KYW 24 Hour News

01:20 min | 1 d ago

Philadelphia to relax restrictions on events and gatherings today

"Numbers continue to head in the right direction. Some restrictions are easing up. In Philadelphia. And all right now we go to K. Whatever used him Jimenez, who is live in Chestnut Hill this morning with more on this morning to him. Good morning. Carol. Yet for stores capacity is doubling up today from 10 to 20 people for 1000 Square feet. The same goes for religious services. Restaurants can also have up to six people at a table for outdoor dining. It was four and now they could be from different households. So shops and restaurants may get a little bit of a boost here in Chestnut Hill and other parts of the city. I think it's extremely exciting to see that the city is at least looking at you know where we stand from a case standpoint. On determining what the restrictions to be based off of that, But I also still think that it's not enough as Jabari Jones, president of the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative. Talking to NBC 10, he says his concern is some city neighborhoods won't benefit as much from these particular restrictions being eased places without much of an outdoor dieting presence, for example. Now, some of the other changes today senior centers they can reopen for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Anyone inside the has to wear a K a 95 or double up their masks and indoor theaters. Cancer food Again Carol and outdoor catered events like weddings can have up to 100 people now. All

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Philadelphia Allowing Fans To Return To Sporting Events As City Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions

KYW 24 Hour News

01:13 min | 3 d ago

Philadelphia Allowing Fans To Return To Sporting Events As City Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions

"Is steak, taking a step closer to going back to normal, easing restrictions on outdoor and indoor activities. K Y W. City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lobe reports there will still be conditions and limits. Though new covert 19 cases are down. Vaccinations against the virus are up, and Health Commissioner Tom Farley says that means some restrictions can expire as planned this weekend will be relaxing are restrictions to those state limits, and if the state relaxes its limits further will consider whether we want to match that the state's live It's are a bit complicated. There's a sliding scale for how many people can be in a particular place. But there's a cap of 500 for all indoor venues and 2500 for outdoor venues for stores, its 20 people per 1000 square feet. That's twice as many as the city was allowing outdoor event such as weddings can now have up to 100 guests. But indoor catered events are still banned, and the city still is not issuing special event permits until at least March, 15th One particularly bright spot is the reopening of senior centers for the first time in almost a year. But doctor Farley says that and all the new rules are contingent on universal mask wearing if people are not wearing masks. The changes we're talking about here are not safe, Pat Lobe K Y. W news radio. With the city,

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UC Davis Health debuts plans for hospital tower project

The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal

00:34 sec | 3 d ago

UC Davis Health debuts plans for hospital tower project

"Major plans unveiled today for a new U. C. Davis, California tower. At the medical center is going to be 16 stories high a million square feet of space. Most of the rooms could be easily transferred to become ICU room if rooms if necessary. Another major addition to our own kind of healthcare corridor over there by the UCD Medical Center. The expectation is to have it all done well before 2030. Because that's a deadline regarding earthquake preparedness and safety for a lot of hospitals around the state,

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Philadelphia eases restrictions back to the state standards

KYW 24 Hour News

02:22 min | 3 d ago

Philadelphia eases restrictions back to the state standards

"Have eased covert restrictions and that begins March 1st. Let's get the very latest now from Hey, Yw City Hall Bureau chief Pat Lobe. Hey, Pat. Hey, Denise. Yes, Health Commissioner Tom Farley says We are one step closer to returning to normal as of Monday, when the city is easing restrictions, but not very far. They are easing them back to the state standards. Philadelphia's had tighter restrictions than the state. And they are going to be adhering to the state, which is roughly is about double what the city's been allowing So, for instance, to retail stores can have 20,000. 20 customers per 1000 square feet as opposed to 10 1 big change that will be good news for a lot of older adults. Senior centers will be allowed to open for the first time since the restrictions went into place, but no more than 25 people in a room. Um, restaurants are not going to have increased in door capacity, but they can have larger tables outside. They can have six tops and people can be from different households. So you get your party together and head out this weekend. Um, now as for sports at indoor Then use their fans can go inside now, and this includes movie theaters, 2 to 10% of capacity with an absolute limit of 25,000 people. Um, indoor catered events. No change is there, doctor Farley says those are the most dangerous events but outdoor cater event catered events, The number of guests has doubled from 50 to 100 on den at outdoor venues again up to the state limit, which is 15%. Of capacity it outdoor venues. So Denise, Um, that is the latest from Philadelphia. They doctor Farley does not anticipate the state relaxing its standards any time soon. So we're going to be in this holding pattern again, but at least we'll be able to do what are Friends in the suburbs skin That's right. Philadelphia, easing up on those restrictions closely matching those of the ST Pat Lobe

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Bitcoin Investing Is ESG Investing

The Breakdown with NLW

04:21 min | 4 d ago

Bitcoin Investing Is ESG Investing

"Today we are talking about wipe bitcoin investing is e s g. Investing before i start i want to give their two sources of inspiration for this particular podcast. The first is kind of general. When we start new bull market cycles there is inevitably a new wave of fear uncertainty and doubt. That happens the cynical side of this. Is that people who have been against bitcoin and crypto for perpetuity are re upping and doubling down on their entrenched transpositions because otherwise. They look stupid for having missed it. Visit absolutely a thing. I've mentioned in a number of times. But the non cynical take which is much more important i think is that there are by definition a lot of new people discovering bitcoin. The price rises. It's not at all dismissive of all bitcoins. Nonfinancial properties to recognize that number go up is just about the best marketing to get people to pay attention. Certainly i believe saito. She recognized this. So if we take it from that angle. We have to assume that every new cycle brings new people. Many of whom will naturally have been scepticisms reservations that they want to address. That's a good faith conversation. And i'm here for it. So that's the general context. The more specific inspiration is a set of tweets from row. Paul this morning. He wrote bitcoin twitter. A bit of help needed. It appears that bitcoin is not yes g. Friendly is the narrative that i think was started at the c. Be to slow institutional adoption and is now spreading to the media. I have a few institutional asset allocation committees reach out for clarification as they are concerned with espn mandates versus their desire to own bitcoin. I want to set them at ease that this is a false narrative. I know a few of you have looked at this. But is there a definitive article on the true cost relative. Cost outside of the cost is very low to secure the blockchain which doesn't really help the institutions. I'm sure someone has done some great deeper analysis. Can you point me in the right direction to something that uses factual data references and analysis etc. Something that will work for these institutions. As i've got an inbox full now i've been thinking about this topic basically forever so i figured why not do the show last thing to note before we start is that i am not actually a bitcoin person coming to. Es g environmental social and governance in many ways. I'm an ese person. That came to bitcoin in college. I started a series of programs to help students learn how to make an effective impact abroad. Reason just make an impact that made them feel good. That ended up leading me to think. About systems of impact in general and notice that charity and philanthropy while often very necessary tend to be the cleanup of extra analyses of whatever the dominant economic power system is is started to think why not focus that on changing the system that creates the extra analyses in the first place that got me to start working with a company called change dot org when it was just five people and i was entirely focused on this emerging area of social entrepreneurship. Dublin triple bottom line. Investing basically things that would become. Es g later on. When i was first introduced to bitcoin it was actually exclusively in the context of a payment system. A competitor ironically to square and in fact wasn't until i stopped thinking about it like that and instead started thinking about it as a tool for sovereign empowerment of communities that it really clicked for me. All of this is not to say that. I'm some big. Espn expert but simply to make it clear that this isn't a topic. I've come to recently in some big desire to justify bitcoin with that said of course feel free to disagree as you will but now let's discuss why bitcoin investing is. Es g investing to do so. I want to go through each of these initials the s. and the g in that order. I do think before we do that. However that we have to address the most commonly repeated critique of bitcoin which is that it's used for drugs terrorism financing and crimes of all types for someone who is in. Es in believes this to be the case perhaps because it keeps being repeated by folks like janet yellen. It's going to get hard to get past this. So let's first address it head on. I have two key arguments on this front. The first is that. Us dollars are used in far more crime than bitcoin. And that doesn't make us want to reject us dollars. And the second is that. We actually know far more about bitcoin dan. Us dollars and the evidence shows clearly that not only are illicit transactions at minimum amount. They are declining.

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Shopify is taking on e-commerce giants

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

04:14 min | 5 d ago

Shopify is taking on e-commerce giants

"We've been talking again. About small businesses rushing to get on line during this pandemic and suddenly all kinds of companies want to help with that from amazon to facebook to oetzi to into it and shop by the ottawa based company that helps merchants create websites enable payments and ship their goods to customers shop. If i had unprecedented growth last year it revamped its shop app. Which tracks shipments enables payments to include local shopping collections. And it's got with so called marketplace's no relation facebook and instagram walmart and google to let merchants on its platform also sell on those platforms harley. Finkelstein is the president of shopping by. He told me a big draw for small business owners. Is that shop by. Lets them own their own customers. Their data belong to them. They control the personal information their customers and unlike a marketplace we do not force merchants to give us any independent rights to use their data. The only thing that we are allowed to do is to provide them with better insights better information of which they can make better decisions based on their data so for example. If we see that you were getting a spike in traffic coming from pinterest for example we may encourage you in the admin to act with pinterest channel and try to see if you can actually find more customers there and is it only their data or do give them insights that are based on similar retailers or anything like that or you aggregating at all not really no. i mean. We'll we'll give them very broad industry macro trends and so we really don't aggregate data in that way simply because each those businesses are really independent. And then i wanna ask you about your kind of frienemie placements which is in some ways. Shop of is positioned itself as david up against goliath. But like you said you're working with some of these glass facebook and instagram. What is the risk and being kind of both allies and competitors with some of the biggest names in commerce is so i don't think we actually compete necessarily with the marketplaces. I think our merchants do but we also have to ensure that we are future proofed against what may be the future retail trends and in terms of that competition. I guess technology. You certainly do feel a little bit of you. Know co optician I suppose where there should be cooperation and some competition but the positioning of shop. If i being at the center of commerce and not being a marketplace not being a discovery tool gives us an opportunity to really play with all these different surfaces wherever consumer might be found but there are elements of your business that compete with elements of some other businesses right like facebook pay versus shop. Pay or even the shop app which seemed like it might be headed in the direction of a marketplace versus facebook shops. There's no intention of turning something like shop which is really more of shopping. Assistant app really. The idea of the shop app has to be a consumer shopping assistant. So that if you're buying off five different sites plus marketplace the shop out can tell you where all of your packages are they can provide you with. Incredible realtime order tracking. It can help you shop pay which are accelerated check which is now process like over one hundred thirty seven million orders But the idea was shop is really a way for our merchants shop fai to have a deeper relationship with existing consumers so we all know that the cost of customer acquisition. His is certainly going up in some categories. And we're not facebook and we're not google we're not necessarily the discovery platforms social media platforms but one thing we can do is to increase. Ltv lifetime value of the relationship between a consumer and a brand net. Release the the the purpose and the objective around shop. There there is no. There is no plan to create a marketplace there. You'd also mentioned shop pay and facebook. Look i think social media. I think you'd probably agree that social media in places like instagram are the town squares of the current digital world and if that is the case and consumers are using social media for more than just connection there. They're using it also for things like commerce. Then it's really important that any merchant of ours that wants to sell in those platforms is able to use the best tools cutting edge technology and and shop as one of those

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What Will Amazon Do Next in 2021?

The Small Business Radio Show

05:29 min | 5 d ago

What Will Amazon Do Next in 2021?

"The other day announced a new ceo. And so we're is amazon. Going in two thousand twenty one and how can small business owners actually participate hit. Help is jason boys. A season entrepreneur and nationally rise x. nationally recognized expert on amazon. He's considered the world's leading expert in dot com third party sellers. He's the founder and ceo of avenue seven media llc a seller group that harnesses the power of amazon for direct to consumer product brands. He's also the co author of the amazon jungle. The truth about amazon and the sellers guide to thriving on the world's most perilous e commerce marketplace jason. Welcome to the show. Thank you bury. Congratulations to you. Six hundred and twenty six show twelve years you know. He started with just one person. So tell me how you've been doing during this pandemic. Our business has been booming Amazon scott galloway came out and wrote a book about The pandemic amazon a company that was built for something like a worldwide pandemic and they've benefited greatly and frankly so's my business. Because so many small businesses that had regional brick and mortar retail store outlets that. Just shut down on him and folks were were kind of on the fence prior to the pandemic called and said jason get amazon tomorrow. Can you help me so our business has been. I mean we keep up very hits been it's been You know a bittersweet story. It's good news that our businesses doing great as results pandemic. But it's been a really difficult time for everyone. Any recession is always winners. And there's losers. But i tell you one thing jason happen. This year that i never thought could happen in relation to amazon. I couldn't believe they couldn't deliver in two days. Came buried i. I made some predictions in early october. That fda and amazon delivery network was going to break. It ended up not breaking but they broke the post office. They bury them with so met much volume that they literally couldn't couldn't handle it and you're absolutely right. There were very few packages that were delivered to people's doors within two day window within that one day window even still though what they did. This holiday in terms of ramping up delivery final mile warehousing added fifty percent of square footage and like four months. I mean it's historic area. It's pretty incredible what they did so just recently announced. Jeff bezos is going to step down. Ceo and there was a joke on facebook. That says well i guess he's fully invested 401k. Now that's why he's stepping down. But one predictions you have for twenty twenty one with amazon given a new ceo and the hopefully the winding down of the pandemic. Yeah well you know. I hope jeff vases is going to be okay with the pay reduction. Moving from fulltime. Ceo to just executive chairman. You think you'll be okay hope but yeah you look i. I don't think that amazon is going to miss a beat. You know the minute. The announcement came out which by the way was interesting enough announced around the same time as their blow out. Q four earnings call Historic in its own right Potentially to deflect which amazon's pr department is really good at About how great they have benefited in his really tough time for our country But look amazon's not going to miss a beat andy jazzy. Jeff clone bleeds amazon. Blew has been basically attached to jeff bezos hip for more than twenty years. He's an incredibly talented competency. Oh who took. Aws from zero to fifty percent market share in the cloud. Space according to gartner so He's incredibly talented. He will help Execute on jeff bezos division. Basil's we'll take a back seat behind. The curtain is gonna shove jesse in front of congress and answer. All those difficult antitrust questions and basis is going to work on what he loves doing which is invention and future technology. Whatever amazon looks like five ten years from now will have been developed from. Basil's mind so he's not going anywhere. He's just removing himself from some of the shall we say more uncomfortable task. It's going to land on jesse's lap in the next You know one to ten years. As i trust drums or are beating louder and louder. So let's talk about some of the trends that you've been discussing Tell us about how you think. Amazon is getting into healthcare. They are already in healthcare. I mean they're providing primary care for you know scores of their own employees tens of thousands of their employees they They famously removed themselves from joint venture with jamie diamond and berkshire hathaway recently In the rumors from within inside amazon at the reason they did that is because they were holding back and the amazon pharmacy group which spun up recently. we're saying we can't move fast you know. We can't move fast because we're being held up by chasing in berkshire hathaway. So i saw that. A lot of a lot of people in the press came out berry and said oh. This means amazon can't figure out healthcare. It's too difficult. It's too challenging. I didn't see that at all. I just saw that you know amazon. Saw this as cutting weight so that they can really focus on what they do. And that's innovate

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Why Square Stock Dropped Today

MarketFoolery

04:24 min | 5 d ago

Why Square Stock Dropped Today

"Came in solidly higher-than-expected shares of square though are down seven percent this morning. Because growth is slowing. There's always a lot to get to with square so when you look at all the numbers. Tell me what stood out to you. Yes for me. I really focused. When i swear on really their burgeoning business which you know is the cash shop. It's funny you mentioned the war on cash and they have this kind of conveniently named cash app so it was really some of the numbers that the shop drew in the quarter and for that matter the fiscal year one of them is one hundred sixty two percent. Increase your ear. Gross profit of the cash up In a lot of that is being fueled by new users and specifically cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. So i think one number is not in throughout the entire twenty twenty fiscal year over three million people transacted bitcoin in some regard which was a two hundred fifty percent increase in volume compared to fiscal year. Nineteen and then they also even gave some gave some information on january twenty twenty one st year with over one million new buyers of bitcoin so really just interesting kind of figures throughout the entire report. Kind of the bitcoin. Being such an important part of that cash app is what really stood out to me. Yeah and that was certainly part of the headline squares square announcing it had purchased one hundred seventy million dollars worth of bitcoin during the quarter so cash app is squares version of ven. Mo- it's interesting to see the reaction from the start because on the one hand. This is a stock. Even factoring in the drop today. The stock is up almost two hundred percent in the past year so i understand particularly traders on wall street with a shorter term mentality saying alright. It's been a good year. Let's let's take a little money off the table. That sort of thing on the other hand. I don't know the overall market cap of square is just over one hundred billion dollars. It seems like a business with a lot of room to run. And i was listening to some of the comments the. Cfo made around what they are. Seeing it square in terms of how sticky the cash app is in terms of the other parts of squares business. How it's this thing that sort of bringing people in and once they're in the square ecosystem. They they start trying other parts of the business. So i don't know like would you look i get the. Pe ratio is somewhere north of five hundred. But when you when you look at everything that square has going on do you look at today as a buying opportunity for people who maybe had square on their watchlist and thought well okay. It's it's seven percent cheaper than it was yesterday. Yeah actually i was looking at. You know over the last couple of weeks how it's performed and through last week year to date. I think it was up. Something like twenty seven percent and then you have over the last couple of days. You know ten percent or so pullback and these are always the days as as a long term investor that i look for you know have a business. That's in my opinion burgeoning. Having fiscal year revenue grow over one hundred percent granted excluding bitcoin. That's only about fifteen or twenty percent but as long term investor. I do think this is an opportunity. I'm not personally a shareholder of square. But it's a fascinating business to me and we've seen so much traction and really their largest growing business in terms of bitcoin transaction cryptocurrency and things like that which really doesn't seem to be dying the craze three or four years ago now. And you know it's all of a sudden habit a two year hiatus and it's got right back in the thick of things you know which squares really benefiting from. So you know. I think if you're a long term investor willing to hold for a couple of years and not too worried about a lot of volatility which has realizing probably will continue to experience over the coming months over coming quarters over the coming years I think this is an opportunity to dip your feet in or maybe increase your position a little bit lows. Fourth quarter report

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Your body as a smartwatch battery?

Talking Tech

01:39 min | 6 d ago

Your body as a smartwatch battery?

"So it's possible wearable devices like smartwatches. Fitness trackers could run without the use of a traditional battery. Instead you are the battery. I did not miss speak there. You are the battery. Researchers the university of colorado boulder developed wearable technology that uses thermoelectric generators it. Convert the body's internal temperature to electric to provide power so no more plugging into the wall. None of that is your body that will charge your smartwatch or your tracker researchers say the wearable can generate about one volt of energy for every square centimeter of skin space which is less than most existing batteries. But it's enough to power. A wearable device of their findings were published in the peer reviewed journal science advances which is managed by the american association for the advancement science. So how does this work exactly technology. They use combines stretchy material called pala mine poly mean. I hope i'm pronouncing that right along with thermo electric chips in liquid metal wires that can be worn either on your wrist or like a ring on. Your finger sounds complicated. We might need iron man to figure that out so how soon before he might actually see this happen. So researchers predict devices using this technology could hit the market in five to ten years and the way they see it is they see this as something that replaces the batteries altogether. So let's say you have a fitbit instead of the regular battery. Have it would have this technology where you put it on your wrist. And then your body he internal body heat would charge it and keep charged all the time. So obviously it's going to be a while before we buy a smart watch power with type technology but i will be grateful to have one less gadget that i have to charge every night here here. This all sounds good

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Macy's testing off-mall concepts in Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 6 d ago

Macy's testing off-mall concepts in Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC

"To many minds is the iconic flagship at Herald Square for just about everybody else. It's a store in the mall. Macy's is trying to look beyond that now company is starting to test off mall concept stores. DC, Dallas and Atlanta. That announcement comes during Macy's fourth quarter earnings announcement turned a profit in the holiday quarter, its first to the pandemic and says here in 2021 It has a healthy inventory, meaning a lot of stuff it didn't sell in 2020, but that ought to help its sales here in 2021. Macy's another. Retailers credit a lot of the sales they

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Your Cosmic Weekly Weather Report

Anne Ortelee Weekly Weather Astrology

01:38 min | Last week

Your Cosmic Weekly Weather Report

"When the moon is in virgo. Everything adjusts right because he's gonna be an hard aspect to all the aquarium planets so even though he has a good closing aspect he's like oh i gotta just that. Oh i gotta adjust that. Oh i gotta just that. And then when he's in Cancer he also has a hard closing aspect to all the planets and aquarius. Oh i gotta adjust fat. I've got to address that so. There's a lot of adjusting going on this week. The other thing that's happening this week is mars trans pluto now. That's a buildup and that takes place on the twenty fourth. That's kind like the big feature of the week mars and tours transport capricorn taking action towards what you want to build what you wanna create. So that's helpful but there can be a little tumult you know or a little and not easy flowing this week but it's not quite as crazy as last week was with the urine a seven square. But it's a build it's grow. It's let's get this ready to roll. Let's figure out where we're going and with the moon causing heart aspects to the aquarium planets twice this week once and cancer and once when he's in Virgo you know. It is a week where we're going to feel like we're constantly adjusting things and and if you know that it just makes it easier. It's like okay. Gotta do a lot of adjusting on monday. The twenty second gotta do a lot of adjusting on the twenty four th gotta do a lot of adjusting on Friday and saturday. And then i actually calmed down in the world kind of comes down so you know if you know that you don't take it so personally

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What is a Standard?

Plantrama

03:23 min | Last week

What is a Standard?

"Is a standard. You may have heard that term wondered what the heck is that. Do i buy a plant standard. Is that rosa standard. Is that hydrologist standard. What does this mean. This was on my mind recently ellen because somebody sent me a picture of their vegetable garden and at all four corners of their vegetable garden. They grow a cannabis plant as a standard. I have never seen that. Send you the picture. Because is first of all gorgeous. Second of all huge trunk things but we do. They live someplace where it's warm enough. That they don't have the cannabis doesn't have to come in in the window. No annual they do it as an annual you know they get stat big. Sorry i shouldn't have said that that distracted us so that all right. That's all right. So let's let's talk about what a standard is a standard basically is growing something so that it looks like a small tree. That's how i would define you prune up the limbs at the bottom of the plant as the plant grows and it may look like a lollipop. I've seen land tana's stole sold as standards and they look like know flowery lollipops on top of a trunk. You could find a rosemary. Standard as an herb. For growing indoors. It'd be much smaller. But again it still has that bare trunk at the bottom and it might be round at the top or it could be pruned into a square or diamond shape. It's actually it's a simple kind of topiary if you think about it yes it is and it's making a plant look like a small tree as you say with that bare trunk and then the top has the foliage and flowers. If it's a blooming plant many people grow tropical hibiscus as a standard in a pot on deck during the summertime and other tropical plants as well are commonly raised by at the grower as a standard and sold for container plants. Yeah and you see roses as standards. I think more often the smaller flowered roses not the giant ones and when i was growing up in new england. Lots of people grew hydrangea as standards but out in their yards not in containers and they would call them. Hydrangea trees which of course now. I want to say it's not a tree no matter how you grow it but but that was a really popular thing in new england when i was growing up. I don't know if it's still is. Oh it definitely still is now in the old days. They made those standard hydrangea by pruning ruining the lower limbs and leading one trunk Grow up now they grow the trunks. They graft whatever variety of the hype train peninsula onto the top of the trunk and so often. Now they are grafted. And you can find straight hydrangea peninsulas. As a tree form that's basically how they're referred to now at the garden center is a tree form and you can find lime lights. You can find firelight standards. Any number of varieties of the hydrangea peninsula can be purchased in that three four if people are wondering what a standard is now you

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What to Expect from Saturn Square Uranus 2021

Bridging Realities: An Accessible Astrology Podcast

02:39 min | 2 weeks ago

What to Expect from Saturn Square Uranus 2021

"With satin you know used to rule aquarius if we start to go further back studying astrology You know before you honest with discovered for example. What i'm trying to get at here is that yes. there is a cause and effect with capricorn. Satin you know and that feature last three years was quite full on so as it follows from goes into. Aquarius is happening. Aquarius to rule aquarius. Therefore the impulse the energy in and that's moving forward right now in the collective you never look at it from that point of view from a cultural point of view there is there's a dominant influence especially cheap to that and all these other products we could talk about heavily intense crazy aquarius theme right now and with your honest ruling. Aquarius the impulse to push into fixed earth into say for me. I see is more catastrophic in a lot ways you know i. It is much more. Volatile earthquake energy volcano saw however if the impulse that's coming through his proliferated in a way that simulates you don't say the fourth industrial revolution then technology and how is us how is adopted. How is integrate become really profound. So that's gonna going onto the long perspective that is going to play out. Isn't it all the way until october. Two thousand twenty two. This is the first of the squares it's important to note that is this is the first square and such a big energy in the human dimension the collective because so much changes in the with this this square certainly for stock market from what i've read from. I've been told you know relate to around a square Son it's seismic shocking. It's kind of like very changing so two from a cultural point of view. And i think i did not naive to say this is that the likelihood crushes coming big time in the stock market for example This changing currencies isn't the you know and digital and and this is talk about the great reset you know so there's so much going on inside of the change in the world. The balance of power shifting china technology america the dollar there's so much going on in that arena culturally relates familiar with the certain square around us as a place through the summer plays into the winter and the next year. You know the changing moment currying right now as a merging. This beginning is seismic. And i think we've even seen it really.

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"square" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

04:28 min | 2 months ago

"square" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"But i think i think a lot of them are gonna do well in in one of the things i looked at here for twenty twenty because we talk about the war on cash basket on the show a lot and in. It's been a little while since since we introduce that. But in looking at how that won't cash basket performed in twenty twenty. Remember that's mastercard. Visa pay pal and square very very interesting to see the discrepancy disparity there between the two with mastercard visa. Actually i mean they were up for the year they underperformed the market though just just by touch whereas pay pounds square any pay pal up one hundred twenty two percent to date square up two hundred and sixty seven percent to eight outperforming. The market handling. And so you've seen on the fintechs the payment side. There's been a little bit more a little bit more growth there versus the inner performance of the banks and the insurance side. But i do think that if we if we see the economy turning back around. I mean that that can really they could really be. Those could be some nice tailwinds for for both parts of the financials industry. And i i would be very encouraged. It's interesting though because if you think about the economy opening up particularly small businesses so many of which have been hit really hard this past year. They're going to be a lot of cases looking for loans to get going again. You mentioned the interest rates. That's i mean. That's kind of a double edged sword for the banks right because on the one hand if interest rates are low and then presumably. They're going to get more small business coming in the door and looking for loans although you know if you hook jamie diamond up to a lie detector test and say well what do you want more interest rates to go up for the this day like i don't know which one he chooses because if part of the bull case for investing in the big banks is interest rates can go up like. I don't know that that's going to happen in the you know certainly in the first half of twenty twenty one. No i agree with you. I don't think they will either. I think that it's it's really. It's about a progression here in in. I think that as we see this society we saw this. This kobe relief bill just just was signed and and hopefully that is going to make more paycheck protection program.

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"square" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

05:17 min | 2 months ago

"square" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"We're gonna talk financials. And i'm going to go broad in a minute but first i wanted to get your thoughts on this story involving square which are reports. The jack dorsey is interested in buying title. Which is a music music streaming service. I never heard of before today. Look jack dorsey has said in the past. He's interested in building on the square platform to offer other services. Music streaming doesn't strike me as an obvious natural fit. But what was your reaction when you saw this story. I mean my initial reaction is probably right on right on par with yours there. It doesn't seem like the doesn't seem like the first place. I would go <hes>. if we're looking to build out this this square commerce ecosystem. I appreciate what he's saying what he's thinking about wanting to do longer term with with the business and with with the platform with with what square offers and i think a lot of this kind of around the cash maybe but yeah i mean it title is is. I've heard that before never subscribed to it just as a music streaming service. They it was built on the idea that high fidelity sound in artists owning the music would perhaps be a differentiator and maybe a time ago that was at least the high fidelity but not anymore. I mean you're seeing companies from amazon and spotify to apple all investing in that same level of level of delivery there so <hes>. You know there's anything with title that makes me think. Oh wow that's some big differentiator that makes me wanna consider dropping my spotify subscription. Because they don't have even anywhere close to the catalog spotify as or apple for that matter. In when you look at the actual business i mean they. They don't have anywhere near the subscribers. Man i think that number around two thousand and sixteen title reported somewhere in the neighborhood of three million subscribers which is just a fraction just as a just a fraction of what you'd find on spotify and apple and really that is one of the biggest advantages with with that line of work and music streaming as the size of your customer base <hes>. But i mean the economics of music streaming are still very difficult so to me this. This reminded me a lot of mean a little while back if you recall twitter in this matters because jack dorsey is also the ceo twitter and understand the two very different businesses but same leader <hes>. Twitter invested soundcloud. And they were actually kicking around acquiring soundcloud at one point and they decided not to do that instead through their twitter ventures <hes>. They made i think. Seventy million dollar investment in soundcloud which quickly evaporated two zero. They pretty much and they just wrote the whole thing off because it was just nothing you could really do with that and in regard to square. I mean you remember. They had the caviar side of business a little. While back in food delivery they decided to go ahead and sell that to door dash in order to focus more on investing in its core payments business and at the time that made a lot of sense and that actually is a pretty good investment foursquare given that. They bought caviar for just under fifty million dollars and sold at the door dash for just a little over four hundred million so so that worked at. I agreed selling caviar just made sense. It wasn't something that really lined up with the rest of squares business at the time and there were clearly companies out there. That are doing it better. This kind of seems the same thing to me. It just doesn't really line up with squares. Business companies out there. That are doing it way. Better die worse is a thing. You gotta be really careful. It's gonna be interesting to see if they proceed with this because there's a price at which it's worth. The risk square is a one hundred billion dollar company. They have access to all kinds of capital. I don't a particular price in mind but there is probably less than five hundred million probably a good place to start. I mean there's there's a price at which dorsey overpays and it spooks investors and there's a price at which is a reasonable amount of money and if it pays off great and if not well we write it down. Yeah i the biggest risk here is. It's not a financial one. I don't think i mean to me. I would imagine this has to be far far under five hundred million. I think if i recall correctly. Jay z bought title at some point for fifty six million dollars in five years. So i mean it would be very hard pressed to argue that they've been witnessing some just exponential growth that would just pump that valuation up to new heights today. Give an even even with everything we've seen in the market where it seems like the more. The more money company loses the higher. The market wants to bid up at stock price. I don't know that would necessarily be the same case with title at imagine. The the biggest risk is not a financial one squares. Got the balance sheet. Pretty much do whatever they want. They can certainly afford it to me. It's really more about taking your eye off the ball and making bad investments.

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"square" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

03:32 min | 9 months ago

"square" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"All righty so. They ran this editorial. They said that the They would be checked resolutely if they didn't disperse. And they thought that that would do the job basically, but all that that had the complete opposite effect. Yeah, like literally overnight. People all over China, four hundred cities across China, had people coming out and protesting because they were. invigorated by the students what they saw going on in Beijing. And I think it says Dave had an estimate of one in ten citizens took to the streets in these were people of. All social strata all walks of life in China yeah, yeah one in ten in Beijing, but then tens to hundreds of millions of protesters all pouring out in the streets in cities across China like they had a huge problem overnight on their hands like they people were like that was the that was. The editorial was the exact wrong move. Yes, it was the wrong move and things. Just kind of went on this way for a little while until. I think our mid May when Gorbachev was coming to visit in China. So they said. This is the perfect chance Let's stage a hunger strike in Tenement Square, and this was not a good look for the Chinese Communist, Party. They were not happy that this is going on. What Gorbachev? was going to pay the visit. Yeah, because I mean you WanNa. Do Impress Gorby. He was probably the most popular guy in the world. Right then in nineteen eighty nine Yeah, you you. They lost face and it was pretty well done move on the part of the students who carried out the hunger, strike but that the editorial that kicked off. They're really kind of changed things. There was a huge turn. There is a sea change in the entire thing. When regular people started taking up this protest because they started out as a student protests, and now all of a sudden, it was an everyday Chinese. Person Protests and that apparently changed the entire attitude of the government towards this whole thing there was no longer paternal and kind of head, Patty and patient. It was like wait a minute. I saw on this frontline documentary that somebody said it was like. The workers are the ones who who put the Chinese Communist Party in power, and now suddenly looked like the workers were about to take the power away from them, and this holy Bejesus out of out of them because again. This is a very They had iron stranglehold over their population, and there are also there's a lot of corruption in the government to so the the the whole idea of being removed from power had a lot more at stake in just you know losing power like there was these people had done quite a bit that they might have to answer for after they lost power, you know. Oh. Yeah big time they were, they were officially worried at this point, right e- still had Zao calling for cooler heads to prevail here but and this is before his removal just before, but leaping said you know what the only way to take care of. This is by kind of cracking the whip in a hard hard way. law should be imposed. Students heard about this, and this is when the big big protests at Tiananmen Square I think they estimated like over a million people one point two million people. students there were police involved..

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"square" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

02:51 min | 9 months ago

"square" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"In addition to the president in a communist country. You also have the leaders of the Communist Party. They're not exactly like lateral, but they're pretty high up. You have like a prime minister. You have the leader of the Party general secretary, then you also have the president of the country and Dang was the president of China at the time. But there within the party, and within the leadership of the country, including Hugh, and he was kind of the face of this movement. There was this idea that. The mouse revolution happened. Mao is great, but we. We can't run a country just living by these kind of lofty principles that Mao espoused. We need to kind of get a little more. Loose gripped here at least economically and there was a whole contingent led again by hugh that that basically said. Maybe we should kind of ease up on the government planning a little bit. A little bit of free market go and see what happens. We really think that like there's going to be a lot less starvation lot less poverty if we had a little bit of this stuff into there, so there was this kind of progressive movement, but then when Hugh when the when these protests Kinda started in one, thousand, nine, hundred seven. They basically showed hugh the door like you were saying he was. He was removed from office because he kinda demonstrated. That that level of loosening of the grip on the people would lead to things like protests and demonstrations, but it was too late they had opened the door now and then like you said when he died, that was that was kind of the the lit match. That got thrown onto this powder keg. And I take it. You're on a first name basis now because it's easier to pronounce Hugh Hugh is actually his last name in China. They said the same I. Yeah, so. I'm having my my dumpling and eating it, too. Man That's the best way to have it. So and I learned something new today to. Thanks Chuck. That's basically why I. Wake up in the morning. so what happened is You know. He died on. April fifteenth, Eighty nine bunch of students like thousands of students got together in Tiananmen Square. To mourn his passing. And CNN Square we should say is it's an enormous place. It's the largest public space in the world right in the middle of Beijing It is just it's the town centre unlike any town center in the world. Yeah, there's like no trees anywhere. It's just flat and then edged by enormous public buildings. It makes you feel very small. Yes and it's also a perfect place to get like thousands and thousands and thousands of people together. Yeah, and this is what happened during the funeral celebration Tiananmen Square and it.

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"square" Discussed on Rocketship.fm

Rocketship.fm

08:43 min | 11 months ago

"square" Discussed on Rocketship.fm

"So square launched in two thousand eleven but the square stand launched in thirteen a couple of years after the initial IPAD launch. Your assault style. We started our company using swear in. It's been amazing for us. As we started adding more sports square grew us. We're able to slowly move into the spurs stands which have been really phenomenal a great experience for our customers. I mentioned the IPOD was significant again. Putting modern consumer technology in in many people's hands connected to an APP store with a big beautiful touchscreen that many people had for business purposes but also personal purposes and adding the square stand again that consumer device into something that business owners could really use I am. We just observed. Surprisingly big businesses were using phones and tablets in their stories to run their business for the very first time and we had a really good opportunity to talk to them Through another hardware product. The Square Stan launched with headlines. Like I thought square would kill off the credit card. We'll Jack Dorsey company save it instead and square reinvents the cash register the Square Stan launched. It was a two ninety nine price point and it was a stand built specifically for the IPAD which turns the device into a card Swiping Register. Their commercials touted. What will you do with your cash? Register with images of old point of sale devices being used as everything from a paperweight to a silverware drawer and they were wrong right. I I remember these devices popping up everywhere then just two years later and just six years after their initial launch square moves to IPO. In two thousand fifteen so much. Talk about where you came in. Where are you priced before we talk about works trading right now what does that mean? What does it mean for you? What does it mean for tech? I mean what it means for us is. This is a moment we're entering a new market and and we're you know we're real excited just to get back to work. I mean this is. We have a long term view on our business and where we need to go and we need to do and we're just trying to build good tools. That people Fred Wilson logs today. Sometimes you just need to get the deal done terms might suck but the cash doesn't so you do the deal and you live to fight another day. How you feel. He's he's absolutely right. I mean it's all about getting the business and accelerating business and that's what we came here to do today and we did amazingly this was just a couple months after Dorsey return to twitter to also take Kupfer as CEO. Jack Dorsey is widely known as the heart and soul twitter being founder and original creator of the service. He's back as CEO Today permanency. After Dick Casale announced that he would be stepping down in June. Jack's been in since July first and ever since then he's been pushing the product forward. Apparently a lot of the problems that have been happening internally. Is You know things. Good Ideas. Been shelved and people are afraid to step forward jagged breaking apart all that bureaucracy and things are shipping playing around with polls. There's rumored project lightning that we could see sometime soon. And I think a lot of people are excited to see him back for numerous reasons wall. Street's happy stocks five percent on his return also big shifts to the board Dick follows step down removing one of its former. Ceo's and as well as Adam Bain is stepping up to the COO role he's been ahead of partnerships and monetize the service which is actually done a really good job at Jack promises that the entire board composition will be remade. Now given Adam Bain and Jack Dorsey history together pushing product pushing monetization. I mean good things to come with this news. It's interesting to note that Jack Dorsey will remain. Ceo Square company founded in two thousand nine. Which is actually a few blocks away from twitter itself. Historically there hasn't been a lot of CEO's that have done the double duty Yuan. Musk and steve jobs being two of them. And it'll be interesting to see how Jack Dorsey rises to the challenge and since two thousand fifteen Dorsey has remained co-ceo of both public companies. Ask for square. They've soldiered on continuing to innovate in the payment. Space adding to our strategy at original strategy was really to complement the great consumer devices. That people have the phones and tablets that Apple Google Samsung and others make around the world. In addition to that we added square register in the square terminal which do not rely on a phone or tablet they are fully integrated top to bottom running square operating system. Turn it on sign in. And you're running your point of sale right there in integrated device and the inside. There was that the complexity of managing personal devices in a business setting it sometimes too much especially for larger businesses where they spend all their time sharing their I tunes. Id's or signing people into the Google play store and managing apple Google's operating system updates when it's not really their businesses all about so we've added to our product line to have both accessory products that connect to those amazing devices but also once. We felt confident in our own abilities to deliver at that high level of quality integrated devices that satisfy the mobile business in the COUNTERTOP BUSINESS. So what started as a simple but innovative credit card reader over a decade ago has become a full line of point of sale hardware and software solutions servicing. Everyone from larger business chains like starbucks small mom and pop shops across the glow of and even Mike Garage sale and even today square still continues to operate. We're always looking forward Even though we have a nice tight product portfolio in. It looks like everything is exactly as it should be. I hope that's how it looks deals. We we we do a tremendous amount of prototyping and there's a lot of stuff on Shell. That's that's great or almost good or terrible or just not yet or we. We missed the window so I never liked to make product development. Look or sound like it's easy and clean it's not it's a lot of gritty prototyping and mistakes and and refinement over time. We have a really good handle on. What our core technologies are. I think every business needs to know what's essential to them in what's not essential for us. Secure card payments is essential. It's why we develop our own silicon and firmware and the lowest level payments for a global system of payments. It's in our mobile reader. It's in our countertop readers. It's the same technology we own it. No it refine it. Reduce cost improved performance reduce chip card processing speeds. We can really own something that is essential to our customer experience Another is the custom operating system that runs in our terminal and registered the same. Oh acid bill that of our same build system and again we've mastered a piece of technology that gives us the ability to make a third products worth product products with those kinds of capabilities. So that's what that's how we ourselves a look forward when I think about where. Small businesses are heading increasingly businesses. That do business in person are GONNA have a higher bar set for what that in person experience is since you can do so much online. It'll be a lot of pressure on retailers restaurants services businesses to make the most use of their space. Have it be uniquely wonderful to have employees who are more like concierge is facilitating experience technology? That makes that in store experience. Complimentary two or even better than sitting at home And we're in a really good position to have the hardware software and services that stitch together in a really nice way in the store but also tie it back to what's happening outside store in the other modes that the business runs so that's how we look forward to business set of businesses that will be increasingly blended across multiple channels. All right so coming up. We'll be telling more stories of product journeys big and small next week. We're going to dive into the story of Microsoft in in the very early days sub fifty employees and learn what they did to become the global behemoth. They are today. Thank you so much for listening to rocketship DOT FM. It's your support that keeps the show going rocketship dot. Fm is now part of the pot. Golomb network if you WANNA learn more about the other shows on the pot glamour network through to the hot glamorous DOT COM rocketship dot. 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"square" Discussed on Rocketship.fm

Rocketship.fm

05:18 min | 11 months ago

"square" Discussed on Rocketship.fm

"So the idea for square all started with a glass blower was making faucets and art installations and other pieces of art and we're trying to sell his artwork and lost the sale for a couple thousand dollars because he couldn't accept a credit card and he's He's an amazing guy. Jim Mckelvey and he was he was mad. He was pest. That's Jesse door. Guscott talking about Jim. Mckelvey losing a sale because he couldn't accept an American Express card. And now here's Jack Dorsey. From Talkie in two thousand eleven at Stanford University one day. He called me up on his iphone and I picked up my phone and he was frustrated because he just lost a sale of a two thousand dollar piece of glass it he just made because the woman who wanted to pay him only had a credit card and he couldn't accept credit card. And we're both wondering you know you have this general purpose computer next year year. Why were you not able to make that sale? And we decided that he would come out and we would take a month. We'd hire one other programmer to work on the client side and Build the hardware out and I would build this the server software and then answer that question and in the month we built a very early prototype initially called this project squirrel but quickly renamed it square and smart move and within that month they developed their first prototype of the square reader. Were using the audio jacket. An iphone they're able to build a prototype that could charge money. Create a receipt and e mail it to the purchaser and Jack. Dorsey jokes that during this time us able to go around to all the BBC's in Silicon Valley and charge them five dollars up to fifty dollars just to hear his idea yeah. Apparently he raised their first six hundred dollars. This way. That's right now. We should mention here that the early reader it wasn't this elegant piece of hardware that they would eventually make the first prototype used this giant like six by four inch black credit card reader that connected to the phone through this long grey wire. Yeah it looked like they took one of those old credit card. Swipe as you'd see a major department store pretty much remove the keypad and then soldered an audio cable to it yet. Even Jack Dorsey. He needs to start somewhere. It wasn't until their second iteration that they developed the Sleeker Square. Look now Dorsey. Being the product person he was wasn't GonNa Stop Innovating the card reader right he wanted to rethink the whole purchase experience. Payments is another form of communication. It's another exchange of value and the really interesting thing about payments in the financial world is no one's really designed it if you think about it. Every single person in this world has some connection to money and they all hate it at some point or the at some point or another. You're going to hate some aspect of money so there's never been anyone who's really designed a payments platform or an exchange value or a currency. That's really beautiful. And that's really thoughtful and that engages user experience around communication instead of purely the the service of mechanics of transferring that value so when we were Building Square. We we realized that. Wow the receipt is something that's never really been designed or looked at. I go up to a coffee store and I hand them my credit card. I WanNa Cappuccino handling my credit card and they type in Cappuccino on their little terminal which is basically Calculator on top of a cashbox. And then they get three dollars and twenty four cents from that they get a receipt and then they take that amount and they go over and the type that amount into the credit card terminal then they swipe the card and then they get that receipt and then the hand me that receipt. And I signed for the and then I give it back to them and then they take that receipt. Take the receipt stapled together with a little coffee card and then give me all that and I throw that paper away. It's useless and it's it would be so easy. If you built a cohesive system to actually and that carries the entire transaction to create a receipt that is useful with one. Swipe I can sign on electronic screen. Get rid of paper completely but without one swipe. I learned of the merchants twitter handle. I learned of their facebook page. I learned of their yelp account. I learned of their menu their hours. Whatever they want to put on their receipt. They can put there. But it can be used as a publishing medium and something that you can interact with instead of something that you just if it's a it's a burden to It's a burden to receive at the time. This really was a whole new purchase experience. Credit Card swiped right on an iphone and then a receipts email to me. I mean I don't remember anybody else doing it back then. Now it was wild so it took square another year and a half ish before they were able to take the whole experience to the market and in that time they raise around ten million dollars at forty million dollar valuation all before they launched their initial product and that launch. Coming up after a quick break..

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"square" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

Monocle 24: The Urbanist

11:52 min | 1 year ago

"square" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

"Need to be created in an effort busy west end to people around the world that Word Mayfair. It comes with connotations. It's a very wealthy area. It's a very important part of London for many years. It had the. Us Embassy at one end. They've now become and move south of the river for all sorts of reasons. Space for security so grosvenor square is changing in itself. Are you trying to open this area up to all Londoners or is this still an immunity a local community for the people who call Mayfair home? Well I think it has to be both. I think the you know there's ever increasing pressure on all green spaces and greatness glass. It's one hundred yards from some important places in London and it's currently not working as hard as it should to bring people to those green spaces or to itself but at the same time. It's really important that the people who currently use it don't feel that they are negatively impacted by any sort of change. So we are working really hard to try and bring that community into the design process to make sure that you know what we create his great for them. Great for Neva says as well now for radio is a bit complicated. We have two people around the table. Say both cooled Ed but my other guests is called. Ed is the head of landscape way cursed and you work with Q. Gardens with the Rural Gardens Out Q. U. Brought on to help guide a competition to decide. I'm going to meet the winner in a second to decide what should happen to this square. What kinds of things that you wanted them to grow and everybody involved to think about when they reimagined what? This extraordinary thing. The the London Garden Square should be in the future. I suppose the first thing that struck me was the absence of a paper area and the chance to bring some extraordinary quality to green space. That a chance to create a public goods something that could enrich lives that everybody could share and I think in parallel to that just being conscious of the pressure that are green spaces are public green spaces under in London. But across the case cities you know ever decreasing budgets very very constrained windows for people to think creatively said a chance to do something that actually with grosvenor imagination resources could be extraordinary but could be for everybody that was the compelling thing. I wanted to focus on. We should as an international city as the home of very distinct solid horticulture near K. We should make something extraordinary in Grosvenor Square. There's almost no option and are very quickly realized that that was a possibility. Now we're in a time out of climate change of debate about what public realms should be. There's so many things to consider and I know the year when many of these gardens laid out and for many many years to come they formal. They were very considered and Kaffa in the way that they delivered they were they repeated patterns. That was a formats about the we've moved into world of like the highlight of wild garden is not something that you also wanted to be considered. Okay are we going to be a bit more formal? We're going to rethink the whole idea of what it means to plant a space out. Yeah I think me Grosvenor Square. Just big enough sir create an immersive environments a place where people can step in and briefly. Forget what was in the heads prior to working into Grosvenor Square says to utilize the space that we have to create something. That probably is a little bit. Wilder has a clear rhythm to its pops that plays to our senses desire to be in a in a meadow or a deport broad landscape and I think the really interesting thing about design is that you can achieve some extraordinary balances it can be deep an immersive and rich but it can also have an ornamental quality to it some of the very best wild landscapes appeal to our esthetic sense some of the very best designed landscapes focused sense of the world's and again we've got the opportunity the imagination the resources to some of those really kind of interesting dramatic kind of tensions. Well I'm very pleased to say the analysts whose here is the winner of a competition where your company's Tonkin Louis? The winner of the competition so many companies around the world entered. This wanted to be part of this process. You want through. You've got. The People here helped your no way. They tell us. What would you think was About your plans. That made them successful. What was the heart of your ideas? I think it's maybe our approach and we have this sort of mantra in the studio that we want to connect people to nature and we're also storytellers so we demonstrated how we might use these two approaches to redesign the square and in terms of nature. I think there's sort of nature garden skill but also what really excites architects is the different scales of nature. And more than ever we have these amazing tools digital tools allow us to seen to nature microscopically and aerial film footage so means we have a far greater understanding of nature and including the climate crisis where experiencing so as architects were actually excited about the era. We live in and the potential. Is that some of these problems present to us but the sort of moment to transform grosvenor square so the square is you're GonNa do lots of things we've touched on a little bit on your is a natural landscape bringing nature back into the city but as an Amina t- what kinds of things were you. Considering that is a place for play is a place for people to have lunch. How did you want to activate the space as it? Were like to think that there is a space everyone there I mean. I think the beauty of living in the cities that there's diversity you come next to someone who is very different to you so our experience from having designed many public room is that throughout the day. There's something for everyone so it should never feel like certain tribe is dominating and there should be some interest in the garden space. Let's there from grosvenor point of view we're hearing about storytelling and about community involvement. What did storytelling mean to you? When you were beginning to kind of judge will of the people who had entered the competition I mean it was very clear to us when we saw it kind of engaging with honoring Mike that the way they were approaching. The project was conceptually very unique. It was considering every element as a whole the ecology of the square as a system people's interaction with the square as part of that ecology. And I guess that really excited us the ability for us to look at all those different uses of the square and I guess those competing contrast that exist in how a public spaces used and how they could be reconciled in. The don't necessarily have to have either. You can have both and they might be in different areas or at different times or there's an opportunity to create an urban greenspace. That could be a new way of thinking about how these places operate. Just tell me again on the inside when you talk to communities around the scribe who wants to be involved again when something is being maybe not very successful but kind of private and a bit of a secret and when you begin to raise the idea that it should be a bigger public amenity. I'm talking about square. Which although embedded in May is a few hundred meters from artistry the throngs of their did that. Take some persuading in certain parts to say. Look we need shad is a bit more? I think we're at the very beginning of this price and I'm sure there you know the last thing we want to create is also tree in the middle of the square. But I think it is a big challenge and you talk to people in the community and I think everyone's very accepting of the idea of change because what's there is not good enough. You really have gross. Holly Hedge some trees of which about ninety percent of one species and this is not a biodiverse landscape. It doesn't facilitate different sorts of messing birds. Different animals or insects. And actually I think it's very easy to have that conversation about how a place should be better from an ecological perspective how you then balanced that with as you say the concerns that people understandably have about what has been a very quiet space becoming potentially much more densely populated is a real challenge and won the we all kind of at the beginning of a journey of understanding how to speak to those people and how to ensure that we don't negatively impact their experience and using about landscape. Just tell me what would be your Marcus for. Anna's project being success are we talking about on your side. You're going to be counting biodiversity. The how the actual kind of nature changes there. Yeah there's a number of things which are really affected. Greenspace can bring sissy so some environmental factors like lights management yet. Green Shade on hottest days mitigating pollution trees and trump's very very effective at creating a cleaner air zone. Also the way water hits the Square. You know is very persons at the moment. Is We have incessant. Rain really affected. Green spaces can absorb water percolated into the drains so those the more environmental elements it would also be fascinating to see the degree to which by diversity increases but also the degree to which people's happiness increases. The really effective greenspace is do improve people's well-being and potentially increase an approved physical health. You know suddenly if you've got an amazing route to work on foot which goes to Grosvenor Square Pepsi stopped taking the cab. All got on the underground you physically walked your sites and I know this is a a huge. An unintended consequences of the high line is former people. Walking to work now is a mixture of kind of qualitative aesthetic but also environmental things to I'd love to see improve. Outta those are some potential wins. The were saying that they can be kind of unintended consequences and good ones. But did you begin to think of that throughout your design process how you could make this a place? That was more navigable by people on foot. Did you wonder about how you team up with? Grosvenor and the council maybe to talk about the traffic and how it fits the nature of the square. How it fits into the whole neighborhood. Were you already thinking about these things in the beginning? Yeah absolutely I if a place is legible than it makes people connected to another place and in doing so you realize the distance from HP is actually quite short so you would end up walking rather than going on transport or taking a cab so legibility and character a sense of quality about the space that will attract people there even when they're not passing through so there's a reason to go there. There's some sort of Biden entity also for the local community. Really say this is our square. And it's a quintessential London square but vigor and it has more character of a park but it's uniquely it can only be in Grosvenor Square. And just tell me again. When you're you're making this park. We touched on the the notion of the climate is changing and the plant. We have and the way that we have to look after these things. Are you trying to create a space that is low on upkeep as well at the beginning because many of the parks and gardens we have in? London have had to change the nature or struggling because some as a drier and hotter and wind has more unpredictable. Did you think about all of this? In the whole process of designing the space we talked about sort of guardians rather than maintenance crew so part of the community that would come on board who would love to have a garden but also it's not just maintenance future proofing garden design. I mean as architecture you know we never foresaw.

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"square" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

Monocle 24: The Urbanist

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"square" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

"Hello and welcome to Monaco. Tony fours the urban the show all about the cities we live in. I'm Andrew Talk coming up on today's show. How'd you redesign one of London's oldest and largest garden squares? It was really one of the first examples of a developer. Creating a spectacular greenspace in the heart of a development. Troy Valley is no longer about will deal on a cafe here. But what do you really want your square to aspire to and what is its role in the community and in the larger community. I think they're really interesting. Thing about design is that you can achieve some extraordinary balances. It can be deep an immersive enrich but can also have an ornamental quality to it ahead of its three hundredth anniversary. London's Grosvenor Square is set for makeover. But what the challenges of taking on a project such as this all. Today I'm joined by three guest. The architect task with vision. The custodian responsible for the square breath one of the judges in the competition too. So join me and our panel. Is We discussed this week? The future of Grosvenor Square in London and what lessons there are for other cities to does all coming up right here on the me Andrew. Tuck so welcome to this. Week's episode Grosvenor Square sits in the very heart of London in the salubrious area of Mayfair is the second largest square in the city with almost two point five hectares lawns and greenery. Since it first open to the public in seventeen twenty six the grade two listed square has become home to presidents foreign dignitaries protests and even a Second World War blimp today is cherish space enjoyed by local residents workers and visitors on a daily basis. So as a square gets ready for a makeover. We decided to talk to the people behind this decision to hear about what their vision is to turn into one of London's most prominent public spaces. Today I'm joined in the studio by three guests at Green. Who's the associate director of Grosvenor Britain? An island and is leading the project. For the Grosvenor Square redevelopment the architect Anna Lou. Who's the Director Tonkin? Liu Architecture practice and her team won the competition to redesign the square. And also by Ed Ikin. Who's the head of landscape and horticulture wake? Hearst for q gardens was also part of the panel who judged the competition and his expertise on all things. Green will surely be valuable asset as the project starts. Welcome all to the nest egg. Green prompts will come to you first as the custodian of the space to talk about what the project actually is. What have you got your hands on here with the Square? And why did you decide? It was actually time for change. Grown Square sits at the heart of Mayfair. It was laid out in seventeen. Twenty and mayfair is one hundred Acre estate. That was built by that you could Westminster. The time and graveness purpose now is to create commercial and social value and investing in grave square has the potential to both and that potential long-term positive impacts on London London's growing there's increasing pressure on infrastructure. We recognize.

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"square" Discussed on Square One Show: Explore. Dream. Discover Your Story

Square One Show: Explore. Dream. Discover Your Story

10:48 min | 1 year ago

"square" Discussed on Square One Show: Explore. Dream. Discover Your Story

"It's it it's very very Teamwork base so we like like pretty tragic if you will so we just kind of. There's a there's a disagreement between any of us we just put it on the table and we disposed on it. And that's that's how decisions are made. We tried to make sure that no decision is sort of like against somebody's kind of opinion completely or like the way they see it so it kind of create problems in the future but so far You know I got. We've been in in Pretty well it sounds like when you said when you mentioned earlier about transparency being able to be transparent with each other and say well I may not agree with the fat but I trust you guys and I'm going to go ahead with it and for the best. Yeah exactly like like like I have the position of the CEO but I still think that kind of major decisions Are Better to be discussed the with with you know with our team because you get so much so many insights and opinions and like it can affect you obviously Make the decision you go in. You have to make so many decisions like honestly like we do this that you know should we. You should Redo the project a project. The you know almost always better. It's always better to choose one and not do both. So it's always attitude all with project a project B not both Spread Yourself Sane and you do both pretty reportedly you make a decision lifted Hopefully do it quick enough so that you can rebound do something else if you made mistakes. So is there something you could share. Maybe a mistake or a hardship that you've been through that you could share that how you got through that like at first I. Yeah so it goes back to what we discussed about. This is e submission thing so we went through some phases of a product headman with livestock saw. When we first started our idea actually was that we're going to create a tool for the existing stock photographers? So I mean we were thinking we would build something that existing photographers which portfolios hike thousands thousands and tens of thousands of photos use so our was that they would switch over their portfolios to wire stuck in star licensing their wire stock but when we when we first started Danish version. I I started doing workshops here in Malta and defeat bag I kept getting was that we don't need your service we already. You know we have been handling this for years you know we have some of them already hired the people that were doing this submission thing for them. Some of them you know had work their way. It's using some tools some other like efficiency tools and long story short the feedback we got was that we don't need you and so it was. It was a painful moment realizing okay you just build something that nobody eats and then yeah and then I realized at some point I kinda in a look back at one of this workshops I it and I was like wait a minute there. Was this guy who actually was pretty excited at. He uploaded some photos and some of food photos actually saw than so. Who is this guy you know? And I started kind of going back to his story and kind of analyzing NAM his behavior and his kind of like customer persona and what I realized was that this guy was. He had an account on on splash. Or I'm not sure. He told me he had tried using You know stock. Photography sides didn't like it out. I didn't think he was officiant NAS and and he was the one. We're actually loved. That sounds like we could make one person happy. We are product. Maybe there are other are more people that love our product. So that's why we switched to other sort of communities piece and other demographic and generational kind of You know the groups of people and communities and started talking to them and realize okay okay. These people are way more receptive of with what you're talking about you know and that's that was kind of the moment or is that okay. Maybe this this group is not that large but it's definitely evolving and they absolutely love our product and they see why it's helpful and how how it can help us but that moment that initial moment of kind of a little bit on annual disappointment and frustration was was a bid was something really overcome You know early on. So what would you say. You're more of an optimistic person. Ignore when you face that situation did you still have that hope and look at the bright side or was it devastating. I Yeah I really try to improve and be able to sort of I I tend to like I tend to overreact. Nah took problems to be honest with you And sometimes you go into this piano few days of like download Kind of like a student rights the regime but I always I always tend to come back back with new ideas and I'd like us to get like a piece of paper empanel start going things kind of coming up with new ideas like Tad's help but whenever I come dumping I'm always optimistic. All this is going to work for sure. Yeah Yeah. Happy founders. Who are super optimistic? Because honestly that's one. That's one advice that I would give to to entrepreneurs tour's is that like always try to find founders are at least not like pessimistic that especially the technical into nearing people. If you know if if you get this kind of like pessimistic you know like a pragmatic position from them than it. It can really drag you down happy about that. So yeah that's huge Osama McKay al.. Thank you so much for your time. I loved all of the things that talking about and really talking about kind of the human filth very human aspect of your business. You know. It's not just out there trying to make money but you're out there trying trying to solve problems and you love your customers in your learning from it and I love that hats you wear for like all questions chance on me you guys. I mean Jessica so like you're the first person in our community that I'm talking such detail so you know I mean is doing a podcast. I had some calls with some customers but never this detail like talking about our vision. So this is the feedback. I hope to great sharing sharing your story and sharing your heart behind. What you're doing is so important that I think people people need to understand well? Where's this going whereas wire stock leading US insight? I really appreciate your heart kind it. We've come a long way. I mean when we first started we just had like honestly it was just our portfolio of images that we shot ourselves and then now we're getting a on new marketplaces. You know that are trying that want to work with US outside of the main marketplaces and we're adding that every every a new channel that we add we feel like we adding value for our targeted community and it just office up and keeps US going. uh-huh keep going because I'm loving loving solutions that you're providing right you so much rusty. It's big tire. If people are interested where can I go to find wire stock. Where can they go to find you? And connect with you say link thank yous lengthen a lot. And and might be you know so. It's an Mikhail champion. I have a hard to pronounce Armenian last night at the wire stock. Dot Co Mit A.. Y. E. L. at wire stock dot. Co I am usually quick to respond and might lengthen age also active there and Yeah if any of our community members or your listeners onto connec find out more when I would be happy Feller L. are stories and the website has wire stock dot. IO STUFF DOT IO is free to use you can submit your content start earning gene without having any subscriptions or anything and you get paid for every download We work with all major stock Martin faces and anyone swap between. Hey thank you appreciate it appreciate your time. Thanks for Having meet today and guys are awesome wishing you good luck so an US well explore dream. mm-hmm discover that's what we're all about here sharing people's stories and engaging with each other we hope you found this conversation helpful and encouraging. Well we'd love to keep in touch which we just created a facebook group where you can connect on a more personal level. It's called the square one lounge. You can find it by going to our Website Square. One show DOT com. I'm just looking at the top and click on the lounge well until next time. This is David and Jessica Lewis. Enjoy your week.

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"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

"I welcome to another episode over shanks square theatre podcast. This time is sandy Pasqua. Hey, look, we're doing a black a million relish depose all around the country. We starting in Wolverhampton those in town hole on the first of February where my guest will be the author of the boy with the top north Satnam Singh era. Do come along to that this still very tickets left for that. Then were the less square theatre from the full of the February every Monday to the first of April on the fourth with Emily Aytac on the eleventh of every rob Brydon and David Morrissey, not many tickets left on eighteen February we got James Casta in London uses about five minutes left do add into the waiting list twenty fifth of Embry eight said Joe dominate and Suzy Ruffo for the March is my phone. I'm less Dennis come on eleven much. I think. Rosie Jones on that one eighteenth of botches Sindhu twenty-fifth mosh nobody yet on the first of April. We have the no such thing as a fish podcast. I'm also embarked on the fifteenth of February where we'll be carry Howard and want to be announced Birmingham sold out. No guest yet. That's on the twenty third of March Brighton as an extra date. A gig is being added on the third eight Paul there will be gig at six o'clock because what as the soda eight thirty one guests to be announced but get along to the old market website. If you want to book tickets to that extra gig with the different guest, so you can come to both..

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"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

"Herrings LeicesteR square theatre podcast laid is a genuine wealth continue the square Fanta. Please welcome. My man who is still drunk from last week show. How did I? Thank you very much. Thank you becoming and happy Christmas, everyone because. Pretty much Christmas. So. I think if I thought my son's right if not happy new year. Happy two weeks to Christmas, we covered as we come into whatever win ever goes that way, it we're now covered suppo- welcome to squeeze the puck this central bit. At the show. I was talking perk in Warwick can Lambert signal the other day the pretenders to the throne of Henry the seventh. Hard to tell you and they call it Us to. too. Gonna catch you on. We'll say say. I've had quite a week. My dogs had diarrhea pet and had diarrhea two mornings this week. Woken up actually the day the night after celebrity quiz without thing. Scores got drunk command to wake up to clear up five miles of Dr which is. Offer kitchen floor this little ruts in it. You know, ten years ago when I was thinking on my kids wanted to go with a nappies now, just my whole days just cleaning up of the creatures. She sometimes not not even human beings. Have it cleaned up some dog diarrhea? It's nice. Isn't it? I'm a little bit. Just to say it looks like kind of chocolate topping doesn't taste like it. So. What's your name say you've got to Brian blessed t Sean Stewart's you've changed so much. My is guy. All right. You find it Brian blessed? We hope and Brian would be Italy. That was the best one some say that James O'Brien's is in by where that was that was last week, but he's waiting around drinking freebies in say, it was it was a very good. Were you at the Brian blessed? Pucks will your hand. The Jason he said, I was I wasn't. He realized is lie. Yeah. I was then I wasn't. It felt like I didn't feel like I was there to say. What was what did you do for a living you work in IT suites? If it had to guess, my I would've gone to is this you make you you just meant tonight. What's your name, James, you're wearing a volt? Three built that is talking about is diamond city terms. This is a computer game. Okay. Do you work in IT, James? The coolest bloke in IT room. Yeah. Yeah. Those you call it a wedding ring you married. Wow. You might have to each other. Now, we why did you point just point today when I say, you're married he pointed to him. Okay. That's fine. You marry God working on married. To human. Now robot actually how long have you been married for? Thirteen years. We work in IT when you got married. No. Okay. We got to the bottom of that mystery. Anyway, you both. Very well. I have to turn back a little bit for this next guest because I wrote my notes. About three or four weeks ago when she was meant to be on the first time, let's see if she's turned up today. My next guest is well known from not yet, Brooke appearance on celeb- game separately games night that we all talk about say Gwen from dinosaurs. Which some of the dads? Moms will have seen. It's..

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"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

"Herrings LeicesteR square theatre podcast laid is a genuine wealth continue the square Fanta. Please welcome. My man who is still drunk from last week show. How did I? Thank you very much. Thank you becoming and happy Christmas, everyone because. Pretty much Christmas. So. I think if I thought my son's right if not happy new year. Happy two weeks to Christmas, we covered as we come into whatever win ever goes that way, it we're now covered suppo- welcome to squeeze the puck this central bit. At the show. I was talking perk in Warwick can Lambert signal the other day the pretenders to the throne of Henry the seventh. Hard to tell you and they call it Us to. too. Gonna catch you on. We'll say say. I've had quite a week. My dogs had diarrhea pet and had diarrhea two mornings this week. Woken up actually the day the night after celebrity quiz without thing. Scores got drunk command to wake up to clear up five miles of Dr which is. Offer kitchen floor this little ruts in it. You know, ten years ago when I was thinking on my kids wanted to go with a nappies now, just my whole days just cleaning up of the creatures. She sometimes not not even human beings. Have it cleaned up some dog diarrhea? It's nice. Isn't it? I'm a little bit. Just to say it looks like kind of chocolate topping doesn't taste like it. So. What's your name say you've got to Brian blessed t Sean Stewart's you've changed so much. My is guy. All right. You find it Brian blessed? We hope and Brian would be Italy. That was the best one some say that James O'Brien's is in by where that was that was last week, but he's waiting around drinking freebies in say, it was it was a very good. Were you at the Brian blessed? Pucks will your hand. The Jason he said, I was I wasn't. He realized is lie. Yeah. I was then I wasn't. It felt like I didn't feel like I was there to say. What was what did you do for a living you work in IT suites? If it had to guess, my I would've gone to is this you make you you just meant tonight. What's your name, James, you're wearing a volt? Three built that is talking about is diamond city terms. This is a computer game. Okay. Do you work in IT, James? The coolest bloke in IT room. Yeah. Yeah. Those you call it a wedding ring you married. Wow. You might have to each other. Now, we why did you point just point today when I say, you're married he pointed to him. Okay. That's fine. You marry God working on married. To human. Now robot actually how long have you been married for? Thirteen years. We work in IT when you got married. No. Okay. We got to the bottom of that mystery. Anyway, you both. Very well. I have to turn back a little bit for this next guest because I wrote my notes. About three or four weeks ago when she was meant to be on the first time, let's see if she's turned up today. My next guest is well known from not yet, Brooke appearance on celeb- game separately games night that we all talk about say Gwen from dinosaurs. Which some of the dads? Moms will have seen. It's..

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"square" Discussed on Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing

Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"square" Discussed on Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing

"Hagen bughouse square listeners or buggies. I have a short and sweet excerpt I wanna share with you all we're between episodes again. So just as I was wrapping up my conversation with atamans back. He shared something. A little surprising. Enjoy this clip and talk to you. Are there things that I didn't ask you that? You would like to talk about. This was great. This was super fun. I mean, there's a million billion things. But I think, you know, this was cool. Yeah. Like, we didn't talk about RAFI. Swim. So then you swim. Talk about my my Twitter war with Raffi. You haven't Twitter beef with Ravi? You do what were you talking about? I was just joking. I was I just love RAFI when you have to eat came out. I went on Canadian radio CBC to talk about the book and RAFI took exception to it. And like wasn't was saying some slick shit on Twitter about the corruption of childhood. And I was like yo RAFI like, you know, this is not for kids dude right late because wrong with you. And we we kind kinda got into it like his fans were like Komen. And my you know, my people were like holding. It was crazy. It was like it was really ridiculous. Well, now, the real revelation is that RAFI is on Twitter. Yeah. He sure is.

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"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

"No doubt. Hello. The accident was welcome to rich herons are less square there. I was hanging around and gateways in cheddar. I was just I was spying some family packet trios to. The trio's member them to trio, and I didn't have any biscuit. And it was the best day of my life. And i'm. See Rowlands, he works China. Gateways in nineteen Eighty-one equals Masada. Then if that's going to catch on so. Yeah, I was this week. I was heckled by a dog. I was doing the Cheltenham literature festival with my. They had old people like Nelson Mandela was there probably the heads. So people like that. People like Margaret Thatcher was there with their latest book. And I was there with my book of stupid questions. Twenty-one questions because last week. I read them out to make this into so banks see work of our I'm regretting here. I have to say. So this I'm doing this Jeep everyone else's didn't quite worthy things about that. Terrible lives. And I'm talking about mostly questions and fear. Few people came to me. Thank Kemps see the show. Thank you came to see me in Cheltenham and about five minutes into the Giga dog barking just outside because it was in a tense, and I said, oh, I'm being heckled by a dog. That's quite hot to deal with this is a difficult heckler to deal with the barking dog and shed your mother's a bitch. So. So. Did not bat called the people of Cheltenham onside quite Pasha. I saw me do that. They will ease comedy genius after all.

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"square" Discussed on Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing

Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing

02:48 min | 2 years ago

"square" Discussed on Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing

"Hey, there bughouse square listeners. I don't know we should call you like buggies or something. Anyway, this is eve so we're between episodes again. But I thought my guest Atta man's back from the last episode had so many interesting things to say that I wanted to share a little bit more of that conversation with you in this clip. We talk about the way books are categorized by the publishing industry in the way. Adam and others are in his words bulldozing those boundaries. You have written lots of different types of books for different audiences you've written fiction for adults fiction for elementary aged children and your most well known book, you know, it could be construed as a parody of children's literature. But I also kind of see it as straddling or blurring the line between children's books and adult books. So do you feel like the boundary between children's literature, and adult literature is is that a a real thing is that meaningful to you. Or do you see those things as fundamentally the same? The industry is very invested in these demarcations as they are in all kinds of demarcations that said, no, I I look back at some of the books I read as a kid as a middle grades reader as a young adult reader, and those were some of the most profound books I ever read they stick with me still they in some ways or more influential than anything read since and I think that they stand up as literature, and that if you remove, you know, the the words young adult from the back cover they would stand as great novels in. You know in the history of American literature that said, you know, when it comes to like books with skin the title. I wanna be very clear that, you know, like go to sleep is certainly not for children, despite the many angry emails, I've gotten people were like fulminating and be like, I would never read this book to a child, you know, which is true of most things with in the title. I still wonder about the mix of literacy and illiteracy that it would take to mistakenly read go to to sleep to child. But it's funny because I've seen the book in children's sections of bookstores, right? And so I think that the thing you're bringing up is that like the industry is so predicated on these demarcations in these boundaries, and they have to categorize things and ways that do or do not necessarily actually fed or map onto what you're really doing. Do you feel like that's harmful or help? I mean, does it serve a purpose. Or is it just a waste? In some ways, it probably serves some purpose. I mean, personally, I don't think I would want go the fuck to sleep to be in the children's section of a bookstore. One of the things that actually was an impediment to the decision to publish the book as the publisher Johnny temple of Akasha, and I kind of debated whether he should actually publish it. Like I had sent the book to him. And he thought it was very funny. And I thought it was very funny and his wife thought, it was funny, and he likes sort of showed it to friends, and they thought it was funny..

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"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

"Hello is welcome to the shop it's is richard herrings let's square except the comedy festival or is all the kook galina realistic each good heat moco fisher do here every time it is to be here the my last week on friday was the clean elizabeth hole in london in front of seven hundred and fifty people here i am in some sheila all chapel in midway but you know which gig i think i'm going to prefer the most is the one in london where says nearer much nearer to my house and was ready to give very nice so far i met michael michael sheen's in town of you seen him walking around and my tony blair's here and brian cluff and wesley snipes from the rockets she's i'm most excited about that's my wife name last week and that's all she recognized him from iraq but she didn't tell him but i wish she had i am just a go here like yes they evening and i was really tired my son had been out but for clock in the morning it's a long way to get here and i've been to bed on woken up and i was confused and i met him a bar and i just eaten hot dog gone all over my face and hats and he wanted to shake my hand and i shook his shook his hand so i had i had mustard and catch my hands and now so does he but that was my only i was i was hoping to chat with him because i wanted to ask him to appear in a forthcoming film i'm writing called herring blessed.

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"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"square" Discussed on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

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