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Were about to get a big glimpse into Disney Pluss future
"Has been having a huge year and the company is poised hold investor meeting on thursday. To preview with the service will look like in twenty twenty one so joe. what are you expecting. Yeah we're gonna get pretty much the the layout of where disney plus goes from here. That could mean a number of things but surely it's going to mean that we get a better sense of what programming is going to be coming to disney. Plus next year as well as how i think disney is going to kind of officialize the role that disney plus plays only in the pandemic in these extraordinary circumstances but even after the pandemic when Things have whenever that may be when things go back to semi normal the role that streaming generally is gonna play four disney's entire operation. Everything that it touches on. That's a good because it seems like over this last year that they've been making some moves to really position busy plus as the core It's really the future for this company. Yeah you know. That's one of the kind of question marks that we're going to be answering not weather streaming is important disney because they've said that they're going to realign television programming infrastructure around the idea that streaming is the primary focus Disney of course. Everyone knows it for movies in the marvel movies and stars and for parks but it also owns. Abc broadcast network of course disney channels espn. So we know that streaming is going to become the central programming tenant of how it approaches the content that it creates but we don't know is whether disney plus is going to be there numero uno primary focus considering that they also have espn plus and hulu as other streaming services in addition to streaming service india. And so i think this event has also been answered. The questions do do they continue to have three services that operate separately in the us. Do they wrap them all into one. And have you know a giant. Do they make it into more closely net bundles. we really don't know how they're going to be. Approaching streaming given that they have three services and have said that stream is going to be such a high priority. Going forward gotten and this year saw the launch of peacock discovery plus. Hbo max and of course the dearly departed qube. How did how does he plus or stand above this crowded field because for me seem like it was one of the clear winners this year. Nobody came close to disney. Plus i mean no. That's not only in this past year when there have been when there's been such a frequency of new services launching like even any services launch before disney plus no service has had as explosive a rollout as ni plus has and. There's a lot of reasons for that. And we can get into it but really at this point disney plus it at about one year since its launch it hits seventy three million subscribers. Now that's still a far cry away from netflix. Which is you know head and shoulders way ahead of everybody. At almost two hundred million subscribers will ride but the things to keep in mind our disney got to seventy three million in one ear and they also did it when other services that have been rolling out. Got to maybe eight million got to In the case of Be did so poorly that they shuttered could be shuttered in like six months. Seven months It's not it's not like you show up and watch a streaming service and you're guaranteed to just you know attract wasps and parades of people. It's really hard to do but disney has compared to anybody else that's launched a new streaming service. It's done leagues better than any anybody any other. That has come before. Normally i mean a lot of that has to do with the mandalorian. The buzzer baby. Yoda starwood a general marble is. It's other big franchises. And we've yet to see any real real program yet. We will come january one vision in terms of this investor event. We can we expect to see more out of one vision as well. Some of these other big mar marvel products coming down the pike. Yeah i mean. We don't know exactly what they're going to be showing but you can expect that we're going to get some something about one of which is coming up on january fifteenth. It's going to be released on disney. Plus i'm sure they're gonna want to show off footage from that to get people excited about it. We might have questions answered about when the other marvel original series. These are the movies like these are the shows like one division that are tightly-knit within the marvel cinematic universe the same actors that play characters in the movies are playing those characters on the series. And we still don't know when the falcon and winter soldier show is going to be coming. We don't want no win. The low key shows coming. There's a hawkeye show coming. And then there's a whole slate that goes even beyond that that we don't have any details on so in terms of just specifically marvel. I'm sure we're going to get a lot of updates on that. Were the other big story in streaming last week. Was when hbo max came out and dropped the bomb said all its warnermedia films in twenty one films like suicide squad in dune will drop on the service. Same day as theorist It's endemic related. So they're extraordinary circumstance surrounded. What do you think that means the industry. And how do you think dizzy I think that disney probably already had a game plan in place about what they're gonna do for their gigantic big budget. Tentpole movies next year The question is whether or not they adapt that plan based on the fact that a week before what that plan was going to be announced this thursday no matter what and the question is one week before that event when hbo and warner brothers announced that not only will they be releasing all their all their movies next year on streaming also gonna make it free with no extra cost on each hbo. Max so you don't have to pay for example with disney plus the structure. They kind of set out that they might do. Is there milan. Release when the live action. Updates and milan couldn't really be released in theaters in the traditional blockbuster style way They released it on disney plus the same day that it wasn't theaters but they charged an extra thirty dollar fee in order to stream it so it was available what's known as day that's win streaming home video and theatrical release are at the same time it was available day and date but you had to pay a lot more money to get it what disney has said. And what did you see. Yo- hinted is that they've learned a lot from that milan release and they expect to give us. Give everyone an update. On what what. They called premier access. What that's gonna look like going forward. Will that mean that. They'll continue to stick with this thirty dollars. Price point will that mean that they've they're going to release only their biggest biggest biggest movies with an extra fee. Or are they gonna follow suit from. Hbo and just say hey. We're not gonna make you charge a fee at all. We're going to put it on disney plus for everyone to watch as soon as available. We just don't know exactly those details. But i'm sure we're going to get some clarity about what expect with all these movies. That people are really missing. That three dollar from along was announced stirred up a controversy. A lot of the gut reaction was. Why am i paying three dollars on top of this attraction fee. But they've actually talked about this. Maybe you know more. But we got an indication. Powell moulana actually did that was actually a blueprint for success or Dollar seated scare people. This i mean this question. Touches on one of the frustrating elements about movies like milan or like a marvel movie going to streaming. And that's you know we. It's a black box in a way it's not entirely blackbox. But it's not like when a movie is in theaters. Those box office reports. You know you can't fudge You can't lie about them and he can't keep them secret either like it's just like out there. People know if a movie tanked or movie was a smash success because it's we have those metrics but when something goes straight to streaming we don't know we don't really know except for what disney has told us and i haven't told us anything specific about how in london they've general things that tech companies from the tech world. They'd like to say like we're very pleased with the response and delighted customers and blah blah blah blah blah. But that doesn't really tell us what their expectations were and whether or not milan exceeded expectations or failed to reach them. Not any native nice for for this thursday event if they're tuning or they're looking forward to seeing a flood of trailers or sneak peeks into these upcoming shows any advice for them or or warning. These things tend to be more investor. Focus at what. what are you expecting. Or what can these folks expect. Yeah it'll definitely be. It's an investor day and if passed is any precedent than it'll be a very long presentation. Maybe not as long as i don't know we're used to apple presentations with gone for like what feels like four years so it's going to be a long presentation but there will be designed for an audience of analysts investors and press And so it's not meant to be a consumer events that said even though there will be an emphasis on things like projections for Subscriber growth and like you know what is it are words that like normal people don't care about at all this is disney like show business is their business and they know how to impress people.
Password abusers of 2020
"So stay tuned after the show to learn more. We're not the only ones who bad job with our passwords companies have a lot to atone for as well dash laying. The password manager likes to end each year with buckets coal for companies. That have not done a good job of keeping our password safe and as always i love reading their chart in letting you know what they have say. I'm jefferson graham. This is talking tech this year twitter. Zoom top dash lanes annual chart of the worst password offenders. His both companies. No tash lane quote allowed their employees and users to fall victim to cyber attacks by using weak passwords unquote. Let me fill you in twitter last july one hundred and thirty verified accounts belonging to barack. Elon musk bill gates. Joe biden and others began to post bitcoin scams because as it turned out a small number of twitter employees fell victim to a phishing attack. Twitter responded by having their employees change their passwords which notes should have happened earlier not later zoom the video meeting app. Which is we've spoken about. Was the most downloaded iphone ipad app of the year. Saw half a million zoom prudential's posted for sale. In april hackers figured out several ways in including credential stuffing and deployment of multiple bots to capitalize on zuma's week and reused passwords potentially compromising more of these users account across the web easyjet the uk based budget airline suffered a cyber attack. The compromised nine million emails itineraries with over two thousand customers credit card. Details breached starwood. The parent company of the mariot mega chain was still recovering from a twenty eighteen data breach when another five point. Two million marietta guests were involved in january hack. The culprit compromised mariot employees log in credentials and on and on. It went the company's lead us down but we need to be more diligent as well with our passwords notes dash lane which says that the average internet user has over two hundred digital accounts that require passwords a figure projected to double to four hundred in next five years so again kids use random and different passwords for every account. You have because repeating the same password note stash. Lane is a lot like using the same key for your house in your car. If someone gets a hold of the keys they now have access to your car. All it takes is for one bad password for hacker to get your information dash line along
The Battle of the Hotels: Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and IHG
"Let's get into it. The Hotel Battle Hyatt Hilton Marriott. And here's our moderator. Julian Keel teepee emeritus director of credit cards and points and miles. Take it away Julian. Thank you Brian. I'm Jillian Keel. The director of credit cards and points and miles at the points guy. I am excited today. I have four hotel experts with me and we are going to be doing the battle of hotels. Let's start with Zach griff our travel endless. Hello Zack Hey Julian how's it going. Tell me what Cheney covering today I'll be covering my personal favorite. Hi Hi. It's a very big points in miles favorite also with us. Jt Enter our senior points and miles writer. Hello JD Jolyon. which brand do you talking about? I'll be defending is she. which is the hotel? Branwar spent the most nights this year and in the last two and a half years since going pneumatic a serious high HD HD fan. Yes all right sounds good. We've got cursor Ross and our points in miles reporter. which brand do you talking about today covering Hilton? which is my personal favorite brand? Lorenzo Hilton fans out there and then finally summer hall our director of travel here at Tgi Hud summer. How Juliet Hot Yes so I am going to be defending Mary bond boy. It is actually the program that I have had top tier status with the longest. Now hot minute since I had hiatt so I I have become a Marriott girl sort of yeah and a lot of Marriott in the news in the last year so let's start right there. What would you say for each? We'll start with you summer. What is the one thing? The one worst thing about Marriott's in one sentence from the best thing about Marriott is Saint Regis their high end properties. He's really are amazing. aspirational and something that Makes points worth it for me. So on the flip side I have had a lot of problems with the integration. They are now fully integrated program with Starwood Arwood but there was some serious serious rocky roads and lost points to get there So that was. That's been the worst part for me the last couple of years. Yeah there's been a lot of complaints about it's not just me. Yeah we'll get to that. Jt How about you. For I. H G best thing in worst thing about it. Yeah the reason why she is. The promotions are really great. The rewards program especially with credit cards. You get great night's for cheap. The worst they would definitely be a lack of hotel benefits like guaranteed late. Checkout even has a top tier. I don't get that or breakfast at all hotel brands and you're a top tier elite at a lot of hotel brands. And we'll get just a little bit Carita. As far as Hilton best thing and worse thing I would say Hilton is probably my favorite because it has the most accessible elite status so you get the most bang for your buck with your top tier status. I'd say probably the worst thing is how they tend to devalue their own points Frequently and without notice. Yeah if you're into the the point smiles but some people may just like Hiltons in general. That's true yeah. And Zach Hyatt like I said before points in miles favorite best and worst thing. Thanks for letting me take this one home because the clear clear win for high at here Hi. It's top tier. Elite status is easily the most rewarding of all of them They're fantastic about offering consistent benefits across all the different hotels whether it's confirmed sweet upgrades guaranteed late. checkouts breakfast everywhere under the sort of like exclusions that you get with some of the other chains and earning and burning points with height is super easy transferable currencies from trace and Yeah the only real issue is you can't find height everywhere Hi It's a portfolio is a little bit more limited than the other larger legacy chains but Hyatt. If it's in a place you're traveling going to. It's often the best hotel to choose but some people would argue that the key point of a hotel what you need the most is for them to be one there where you need it and that is somewhere somewhere highest serious For sure and hides doing its due diligence there. And they've had some recent acquisitions some other hotel chains so hopefully they will continue on that making a lot of party partnerships small luxury hotels taking over to Tallahassee so they have integrated more properties into their portfolio. But yes agreed. Are y'all crazy so I have heard High at yeah. They're Nice but you probably won't have one where you are and I've heard ice she. You don't really get anything being elite and I've heard Hilton. Yeah your points may be worth nothing tomorrow and yet here. y'All sit defending. These is the best loyalty programs. It's really quite entertaining. Maria does have the most hotel Marriott has close to seven thousand properties around the world. They do have legit elite status benefits. I love my free breakfasts. This is the selection. I make as a platinum when I check in and yeah they do have some properties have gone up in points but it typically isn't a surprise that just happens overnight so I think you'll lost already. We can wrap it up now. I think Mary also has its own HASHTAG bond void. It does so what is it. People who may not know what is point is is is the term that people use when they get unexpectedly screwed over by Marriott may or may not have also been yes I also was bond void So so that's no no. They might be now. How far do you have to fall when you're already starting with not much like with Marriott? You go in with high expectations tation so get knocked down a little bit. You still come out ahead. I've been bond void and yet I have also been saint. Regis it even unfair though at this point to say with that you are going in with high expectations when it comes to customer service I really I have had real problems where I had hours and hours on the phone. I've written stories about these on the points guy real frustration legit but I will say most of those are now in the rear view mirror. I'M NOT GONNA say it's not still happening to someone but a lot of the problems. uh-huh were centered around reservations made before the two programs merged and we're pretty much past the date or our past the date now. That's even possible so I'm not saying you can't that still have problems of Marriott but I can say that I'm not really having those anymore and I had some big ones. If I was still going through that day after day with Marriott I would have said Cya Nahra eh but I'm not and so instead I'm just living it up. You know at the Western snowmass and skiing out for thirty five thousand points tonight. What about that? Yeah yeah well the only issue though is right you have seven thousand hotels and you talk about you. Know you haven't been bond void nearly as frequently as maybe you are back in the day when the merger what's happening but how hotels how consistent are hotels in delivering your early benefits by upgrade. That might be a problem but in fairness I I wasn't getting the day of complimentary sweet grades frequently with high at either right but I also have four certificates that can use to confirm upgrades and each up to seven eight. Yeah exactly and we're talking about standard suites at top Tier Properties Park. Hyatt's we can go onto battle. Who has the most luxurious hotels? But I'm going to be staying in a suite and most likely as a platinum. You probably are. Well you're right however I travel with two kids so there's four of us in a room. A suite actually isn't useful anymore. It was there was a period of time where sweets were the ultimate and that is when I was a high at globalist or diamond at the time but now sweetshop one bed and then some light crummy sofa pullout so if you need a sweet you know maybe hired is a good thing to focus on for for that period of time in your life. But I'm at a time. Any beds in a room and so sweet upgrade for me is is useless most of the time. I'd rather have an awesome hotel exactly where I want it to beat beat and a few hundred more square feet most of the time speaking of upgrades one of the things about Hilton diamond status. That a lot of people complain about is that so you don't get confirmed upgrades. It's at the discretion of each individual property. Correct that's correct. I will say even though I don't have confirmed sweet upgrades. I have played in large large number of nights and home properties across the world and I've gotten upgraded on sweets on awards days on page days. Basically it's just the US. I think where you're shafted in terms of the sweet upgrades but everywhere else and the rest of the world you're getting in but you think that Hilton is at a slight disadvantage. Because of that because of these other chains that maybe do confirm Swede upgrades think it just depends on what your priorities are in the same in the same way that summer says I'd rather have a reliable quality hotel all across the world. And maybe I'll have a suite upgrade. Maybe I won't but I at least know that I'm going to have key benefits. It's available to me at a high quality level and on the flip side as far as earning top tier status. It's probably easiest with help. I'm just going to go ahead and just throughout throughout that Hilton aspire card because everyone else is just you guys have no game You know interest in terms of light barrier to entry to top Tier Diamond Status Status or top Jerry Lee Status Hilton. Has Everybody beat all you need to do his own one credit card right so with Hilton. You don't have to choose to focus all your stays on Hilton. You can just have a card and keep it in your pocket when you need. Ah The aspires a tremendous card But even if you just have the platinum or one of the less expensive Hilton Cards. That's all we had. We Have Hilton Gold status went to Bora Bora got free breakfast. All of us every single day which was like almost two hundred dollars in value and just with gold with gold status matched. Although I could've just done it for my platinum platinum card as well so I think Chris is right. There's definitely the lowest barrier to entry with Hilton But you don't actually have to make it your program if you don't want to with Marriott right you're gonNA have to make your program to get those elite benefits that you
Colts face different Titans' threat with Ryan Tannehill at QB
"Sunday. It is the titans and Ryan Tannehill. Dan Hill really happy for him. By the way at the Indianapolis Colts Starwood Tannahill and the November December Munster known as Derrick Henry. Well here's the thing with tannehill now barring the complete face plan the question is just how many guaranteed years does he get from the titans because because he's GonNa be the quarterback next year. They're really the running an efficient effective offense. I think he's up around fifteen yards of completion over his last two games. The problem is with Tennessee. Hennessy is. He isn't throwing the ball a whole lot so we had eighteen. Pass attempts against Jacksonville last week. Now of course two rushing touchdowns in two passing touchdowns so he he wants somebody a lot of money in DFS. But it's it's one of those things where decided Lamar Jackson. You really don't think that that's tenable. Because he's a good Ron. Everybody's not an explosive one but then he had the nineteen pass attempts against Kansas City. A couple of weeks ago. This is how they WANNA play. So I think Tannahill the hill is a streamer streamer the quarterback the problem is i. Don't trust any of his wide receivers because AJ Brown had the big game and Jacksonville but two weeks exco. He had the terrible game just one catch against Kansas City. So I'm not really trusting any of that. I think Corey Davis is flat out droppable right now because I have a tough time saying to myself. When am I going to play Corey Davis in any of my line at this point and so I think he's droppable? Ryan Tannehill has accounted for for over nineteen fantasy points and multiple touchdowns in each of his five starts his nine point two yards per attempt is leading the NFL. He's playing really well. And I think the colts are a gettable matchup even if it's not a pristine one but the guy you always trust here is Derrick Henry. You had a third touchdown last week wiped out because of a screen pass. The the colts are really struggling to score points right now and we heard this week. That t y Hilton so far isn't sure he's going to be ready to go on Sunday. This projects to be a lower scoring game in Indianapolis and that means all systems go for Derrick Henry locked in rb one locked in court. DFS play tight end for the titans writings. Nobody worthwhile nobody useful Delaney Walker. Could be back. Johnny Smith didn't even have a target last week. He had a carry their they got one in target for Michael Pruitt. Firkh sir. Didn't have a target Dennis Kelly the backup. Tackle got a touchdown. The tight ends and Tennessee are useless. It's really Tannehill and Henry Henry at this point of the season the only two guys that I can consider with any sort of confidence.
General Electric, Bloomberg And Starwood discussed on WBZ Midday News
"An aircraft financing business owned by General Electric has attracted a couple of suitors Bloomberg reports Starwood capital and Apollo global have submitted offers the unit could go for around four billion
"starwood" Discussed on KTOK
"Is it possible that the next galaxy over is maybe made out of anti-matter is the possibility that there is antimatter hiding out there in the universe. So let's think for a moment. How would you find anti-matter right? Okay. I mean, if there's any anti matter on earth, they would very quickly annihilate with normal matter. And the thing you see is photons being created those photons, for example, would have the same energy of the mass of the electron, right? What happens when an electron positron annihilate is you get to photons actually one that has the mass of the electron, the other has the mass of the positive on, which is the same and we know that number. So we can look for that. So we can see matter into matter annihilation, because we look for these photons of specific energy. We'll see any on earth, and we look around our solar system. We don't see any here, and we look further and further any kind of pockets of anti-matter, or even a small amount of it. That's hanging out near regular matter. It would just like an elite, and we would see. These the explosion, right? Yeah. And so imagine you have like a galaxy that's of antimatter next to a galaxy of matter. Maybe they're far enough away that they're not going to collide in ninety eight in some super cataclysm. Right. But they're going to be shooting particles out going to be a boundary at the boundary between them you would expect to see a lot of matter into medical listens. And you would see these photons of a special energy, being created. And so that's what people look forward to see. Is there like a boundary today? Edge of our matter bubble in maybe the rest of the universe is made out of matter. We're just made out of matter look for the edge of this bubble to see how far they can how far they can push the proof of matter. And when they looked beyond the solar system, and the whole galaxy were pretty sure is made out of matter. And also, our cluster of galaxies is made out of matter, but beyond that we're not sure, because it's really hard to see that far to see these little blips of electron positron annihilation of matter, antimatter interaction, you can't just tell the difference by looking at it like star. Seeing the night sky today or a galaxy out and the nights guy, it could be an anti matter galaxy or anti matter star, but you wouldn't be able to tell just by looking at those right? If matter antimatter work, the same way than antimatter, Starwood look, just like a normal star would have the same fusion process, and send up the same kinds of photons and look exactly the same. But at the core of it, it would be like anti stuff burning inside of it. Yeah. Anti fusion, but the interesting thing is maybe your listeners are thinking, well what about the photon, right? People might be wondering what's wouldn't anti sons make anti photons may crazy thing about the photon is it has no electric charge. It has no week charge. So it is it's own anti particle, because it doesn't have these charges that the other particles have it doesn't have anything to flip. That's right. There's nothing to flip a perfect ball looks the same in the mirror. Exactly. It's like the connection between matter anti-matter the bridge. Right. And so anti-matter stars make photons just the same way matter stars make photons. You can't tell the difference. You're exactly right. We think the universe is probably made out of matter, rather than a matter, it's just simpler because everything around us and in our galaxy. And in our galaxy clusters made out of matter, but we don't actually know it could be the deep out there. There's huge blobs of antimatter. But even still say that's the case said universities like pockets of matter pockets of antimatter, then you have to ask. Well, why, why do we prefer matter here anti-matter, they're right? There has to be some difference to explain the fact that we are matter and not antimatter. And that's a fascinating question. It's something it's like a huge symmetry in the universe that we've discovered accept this imagery to it. Right. It's like most symmetry broken symmetry, and those are really interesting clues. If you want to understand something deep about the universe about it's very organization. It's like wire most people right handed you could. Right handed left handed. You're right. It's a good analogy because you could be right or left handed. Right. There's no reason referred one or the other sort of anatomically. So why are most people right handed? Yeah. It could have been some arbitrary moment in the history in the prehistory of humanity where, you know, some gene preferred this with the other. And now we're all living that way. And it could be the same with no matter. That's a moment in the early universe could have gone one way or the other. And now we're living in a matter universe. A lot of big events in the universe could come from random quantum fluctuations in the early moments can have flipped it for everybody else. And we're all living with that..
Ask the Points Guy for best deals on credit cards
"Hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple. And smart that place is ZipRecruiter. Where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. Try it for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. So we all wonder about some of these amazing deals with some of the new credit cards, and Sarah Silbert who is senior editor at the point sky specializes in a lot of these new cards from chase and American Express and other companies. She looks at all them to figure out who has the best deals. Sarah is with us here on talking tech. Hi, sarah. Hi fi here. Thanks for having me. Let's start with some of these deals. Sounds so incredible one hundred thousand miles sixty thousand miles eighty thousand miles to sign up from some of the new cards where should people start with making the decision? Yeah. Obviously can get extremely overwhelming looking at all these offers that why you always say it's like it's think about what you want to get out of mile. What are your travel resemble? If you want to travel Europe, looking at a carpet earned south West Point is not going to be your best option because they don't travel. So it's really all about looking at what you actually want to do with your travel rewards. And then picking the car that help you accomplish those goals. Okay. So there's a new Mariette bun vay card, which is offering one hundred thousand miles through April twenty fourth. I believe it's conveyed cost a the charges ninety five dollars in you have to spend five thousand dollars within a three month period to get your hundred thousand miles. I'd like to go to Japan to free tickets. There you go. Now, what did I miss on that one? Route. Yes. So the Marriott bombo boundless card. That's from chase. That is offering one hundred thousand points, what he needs to know there is that your own earning Marriott points, which if you re with Mary, I you can obviously book hotels within the combined Marriott, and Starwood brand you can also transfer them to various airlines could very well. Use that bonus to buy tickets or get Sma ward flights to Japan. Obviously, there's a little more work involved. If you're looking at transferring the points over to airline partners and looking at those different award charts, but Marriott points are very flexible. You have a lot of options in this great that you mentioned that. And they has now is a great time to sign up for that part. If it is interesting to you because you have opportunity to earn that elevated sign up on seven hundred thousand so many people have written d- the chase. Sapphire card was actually the best card. They were giving. One hundred thousand I think it's now's fifty or sixty thousand and but you have to pay four hundred fifty dollars a year to get it though, they pay some of that money back. Now, are you saying that a card like that will be more flexible on what airline you wanna fly on? Rip the cards take fire preserve and AmEx card. Like, the AmEx platinum you're able to redeem your points directly through to issue. So you don't necessarily have to transfer them to an airline or a hotel. But you have those options that by reserve like you mentioned it's currently offering a fifty thousand points nine opponents after spending four thousand dollars and check out the points guy for the latest reviews of credit cards, Sarah Silbert, reviews them, all and has them in her purse, right? Yeah. My birth my wallet. My my thoughts are mix. Okay. You can find Sarah's work at the point sky dot com. Right. Exactly. And if they want to read you on Twitter or anywhere else where how can they find your socially? I am parents Robert affair with an eight on fritter and on Instagram. All right. Sarah. Thanks so much for doing talking tech with us. I'm Jefferson Graham, thanks for listening to this show. You can find me on Twitter at Jefferson Graham, please subscribe to talking tech wherever you listen to online audio and I'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world attack. Hiring used to be hard. It was and still is one of the biggest challenges businesses face before it meant dealing with endless stacks of resumes flipping through them. And hoping the perfect candidate would jump out at you and the manual review process wasn't any easier. But in today's high tech world hiring can be easy. And you only have to go to one place to get it done. Ziprecruiter dot com slash tech, talk with their powerful matching technology. Ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find the most qualified contenders for your job. And actively invites them to apply. 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Choice vs Ultimatum
"With the marriage bond. Voi- loyalty system, we had dinner at the local Meridian hotel, which of course, used to be part of Starwood. And now as part of merit and in the old system, we were able to when we paid for a meal, we're able to get a discount depending on which credit card. We used that have various deals with various banks and credit cards, and we would all also then be able to get RSP g points loyalty points, which was on the style would. But now apparently under the new system, we have to make a choice, we can either get a discount based on credit card all we can get our award points with bond. Void reward program. We can't get both. And to me what they're doing is. They're showing throwing down the gauntlet away and issuing ultimatum to say either you're loyal to us or you take the discount with your credit card company. And I think that's a dangerous play to be perfectly honest. Because of course, what we did. We chose. The discount because that's something you can use right? Then right there on now. Whereas the loyalty system, while of course, you have to cumulate your points. And then you've got to decide what you want to spend it on. And so I think it's an interesting conversation about whether that's just giving the customer more Joyce, or whether it's really issuing them and ultimate him saying be loyal to me, not to your bank's, not your credit card and not discount. And I think they're doing the later. I think they're actually saying this is an ultimatum choose us. And I personally think it's the wrong choice. Because like we did last night. I think most people are going to choose money now instead of maybe some reward or gift later on what do you think let me know already? That's you
Ceo Arne Sorenson, Starwood And Senate discussed on Jim Bohannon
"Last November Marietta announced one of the largest data breaches in history. Just yesterday the hotel chain CEO faced tough questions from a Senate panel looking at the causes of data breaches on how to stop them. Karen Kafer has details from Washington companies two of the largest data breaches in history to all of our guests. I sincerely apologize Marriott. Ceo Arne Sorenson testifying before a Senate subcommittee about a massive breach. Of the Starwood reservation system announced by the hotel chain. Last November Marriott completed an acquisition of Starwood in two thousand sixteen Sorenson. Now says information from up to three hundred eighty three million guests was compromised, including passport and credit card numbers. We have shared everything we have with the FBI, including the the addresses used in the mail where tools used in the system. So that they can do that kind of investigation. We simply didn't
"starwood" Discussed on KTOK
"Free printing with eco-tank. Never binding carcass. Again, did you did you get to hear the phone call because that would be fun to hear somebody impersonating? You. No, I didn't. But I sometimes think about calling him announcing them to play it for me. I been so busy figuring out last as in all the man. So I did let me recap so Mara for some reason. Some gotta got the idea. She should check her online. Brokerage catch you hadn't done in a while. And they said or your password changed yesterday you called in. In fact, you asked for all the paperwork to transfer your money out. Fortunately, you called them. I mean, had you, you know, did you not get an Email from them saying this had happened? Usually, that's what happened to me. They told me that the call came from my number and that they sent a letter to my Email address. And I never got it. And this is basically why unquote adds a cause for concern your numbers easy. It's easy to spoof your number. I can spoof your number right now. If I know it, by the way, this is the worst kind of attack because this is a targeted attack at you. They know about you see most tacking most malware is a, you know, a will cast a wide net. But somebody probably from one of these breaches that I was talking about earlier on the show. Got some critical information about you. Maybe you were Marriott Starwood member. And remember that big Marriott hack that half a billion accounts got out. We'll had name address phone. Oh number. Maybe they didn't know who your brokerage was. But they called around till they found the one that was right. And they had you know, they spoofed your number. So that's by the way, if the brokerages using that to verify you that's terrible. Get a new brokerage. They should do a lot more than that. Care about security measures that I thought I got I checked everything else, and it didn't appear that I they had done anything else me on my computer, Bank, or whatever, you know. They got the goal. They got the gold mine. Who cares? What else they got the money? But Leo, here's the main reason, I'm calling you know, you can explain, but I ask them how they finally verified and allowed this person to do this. They said we gave him poor multiple choice questions that were taken from public records. I think we've all had these questions that are sort of like, which these banks did you have a mortgage with eight years ago or what would? Yeah. They use. They use your credit report for that. So how they that's how they got it so answered every question correctly. And that's the thing that I just can't understand. Yeah. That's how they got it. So whoever did this to you got information about you, probably got your social. And what they asked for. They went to this was a bit of a project. But they knew there was there was a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow..
Man placed victim in bathtub with alligator in extortion attempt, Connecticut police say
"Was demanding eight hundred dollars police say she received a photograph of him face down in a bathtub with an open mouth alligator on top of him Garcia was later arrested at a Shelton hotel. He faces up to one year in prison. Last year's data breach involving Marriott owned hotels. Those led a group of class action law firms to file a lawsuit over the hack. The daily record reports Marriott International, inC is being sued by one hundred seventy six plaintiffs from all fifty states the district of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in federal court. The chain confirmed last year hackers compiled stolen data from reservation systems used by Starwood hotels and
Apple: Time to Think Very Different?
"The. This is tech news briefing im Tanya Bustos reporting from the newsroom in New York coming up after a headline making week about these state of the iphone. It's staying power. A look get why apple might need to think very differently in the future. The journal writes that defending its profit margins may now be coming at a significant cost to it's no longer the world's most valuable company heard on the streets. Dan Gallagher is back with dose of harsh reality. Or at least a case for why it's time to think very differently moving forward. Is it a turning point for apple? We'll talk about it after these tech headlines. Marietta. International said fewer customers were affected in a massive data breach. That initially feared, but confirmed that hackers had compromised, the passport numbers of millions of people in what security analysts have described as a potential foreign intelligence gold mine, the hotel chain said a total of about three hundred eighty million records was the upper limit for the record potentially compromised in the incident Marriott disclosed in November that the hack in the reservation database for its Starwood properties may have exposed the personal information of up to five hundred billion guests, the F B I is leading an investigation into the Marriott hack. US officials familiar with the probe of said, they increasingly view China as leading suspect in the breach. Basing this off of forensic clues and Beijing's history of pilfering large American data sets for intelligence purposes. The company gave no further guidance on who may have been behind the hack. And privacy minded, Germany, a massive leak strikes the political class. The Wall Street Journal's Ruth bender reports from Berlin that German authorities are investigating the leak of private data belonging to hundreds of politicians in one of the country's largest cyber leaks. The league affected Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to German authorities the country has among the toughest privacy legislation in the world and has experienced repeated attacks in the past including a vast theft targeting lawmakers in twenty fifteen which thirty since blamed on Russia. Facebook begins the new year in fixer upper mode, and the journal reports at the top of the twenty nineteen to do list is to find a balance between its deeply-held drive for growth, and it's heightened commitment to improving safety across its many platforms. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post late last week that fixing the company was quote more than a one year challenge and per tradition. Mr. Zuckerberg is expected to announce his specific annual goals later this month coming up why it's time for apple to think very differently. What a new era means for the fate of the iphone? Last week slowing iphone sales triggered a nearly unprecedented. Warning from apple about lower than expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter the world became very concerned. No one more than Wall Street and now that the dust to settle let's talk about what apple does moving forward heard on the streets. Dan Gallagher has a couple of ideas. And he joins us to talk about these state of apple and how it sees itself out of challenging times Dan joins us now via Skype from San Francisco ident- rear so keyword that keeps popping up in this conversation about apple is China. So bottom line, if you could is I'm sure you've been doing a lot since Applebrook this news. Explain why things didn't exactly go right in China for apple and how we kinda landed here. Well, I think you know, based on I went the company said has gone that, you know, seems a traffic into retail stores is down. You know, the Chinese economy is going through Shen contraction. Nhs. Apple's devices are among them are are the boasts expensive smartphones by a long shot over there. So obviously a slowing economy, you know, expensive products tend to not sell as well, they also team hinted that the trade war. I mean, they didn't hit. They actually said the trade war was having an impact it's not clear that means, you know, the train war is kind of hurting Chinese customers. They have less money to spend. They also seem to hit that there would say some of those customers may have been may be going to Chinese phones for kind of patriotic reasons, we don't get the sense that is a a major factor, you know, but you know, eventually the Chinese smartphone market overall. It's been going through some contractions anyway because apple is kind of at the top end of that in price. I think they're feeling the brunt of and bottom line something's got to change. And that's what you write about. Basically how apple has two little bit differently. So as far as an approach to fixing the China situation. What what's being said, you know, the people that talk. About this the analysts that you speak to how do people think that this needs to get resolved? Well, a lot of the analysts covering apple are still very optimistic about the, you know, realize the iphone is slowing business in a mature market in a lot of analysts were really optimistic that the company's services or the growth engine of the future for the company. And that's that includes things like app store and apple music and all kinds of things in there. But you know, my problem without view is that the iphone businesses is so large still more two-thirds the company's revenue that even with some really optimistic growth prospects services. Not is not going to be really big enough to offset even in the next three years. And that's and that's if things go really well for that business. So it's from I think apple needs to consider kind of different approaches to its business. Among them might be the kind of rethink this whole pricing strategy. They've been doing over the last couple of years where they're raising the prices on their phones. Because they have apples long had the best margins in the business in they liked to protect those. But I think trying to try to protect them starting to cost the company and speaking to that the ones trillion dollar company, certainly took a hit, you know, just judging by last week's market happenings. How big was this of a hit for apple? Apple shares went down ten percent just on that warning. But they were down. I think about twenty seven percent already between since they reported their last range report on November first up before the warning that they gave that they gave all in the damage they've lost. I think a little over a third of their market value. Now, you know, and in just a more numbers they were valued at over the market value was over trillion dollars when they last reported their earnings it's now in the mid six hundred in the mid six hundred billions in relatively speaking. They've gone from being the most valuable company in the world to now they are ranking. Fourth behind Microsoft, Amazon and alphabet, which is Google's parent certainly puts it into perspective. Dan gallagher. Thanks, so much pleasure. For more head to wsJcom. That's it for the tech news briefing. Im Tanya boost does reporting from the newsroom in New York. Thanks for listening.
Marriott gives update on its hack, says millions of passport numbers were stolen
"His business. Marriott says the hacking incident announced in November wasn't as bad as I thought Marriott originally estimated as many as five hundred million guests may have had their information stolen from a Starwood reservations database now, it says hackers got just over five billion unencrypted passport numbers twenty million. That were locked of the company says more than eight and a half million encrypted credit card numbers were stolen just over three hundred fifty thousand still active when the hacking occurred company says the Starwood system is no
Hackers Nab Your Data in a Few Minutes for a Few Bucks
"A seemingly endless string of breaches have hit big companies and their users in recent years, five hundred million potential victims at Marriott, Starwood properties. One hundred seventeen million users in the twenty twelve hack of linked in three billion at Yahoo. And twenty thirteen the list goes on what you might not know is that these attacks fuel a black market swimming in stolen, data bought sold and repackaged for criminal use here to fill us in on. What's been going on while we were just living our lives? None. The wiser for a change is Robert MacMillan in our New York City podcast studio, welcome. Hey, China, Japan, New York nice to see you. So I'll just get into it. I think most of us would be surprised to learn just how much stolen data is available on the dark web. So enlighten us if you would or frighten us, I should say because this is important. It was it was actually quite surprising to me. It's all there. I mean, everything right. Yeah. If somebody wants your. Personal data that your date of birth your social, they can they can get it. I mean, that's that was a revelation to me as well. But you know, I interviewed FBI agent who has worked on many of these cases. And he said, it's all there. I believe him. I'll such it's created this. What you call a pipeline for personal data. It's made it so cheap and easy to get the asking price for a single piece of data such as a credit card number. What is that go far? I'd love to get a feel for these kinds of things. Yeah. So you know, the day that can be can be very cheap. Because like let your identity is the raw material for an entire kind of factory line of products that are made from that data. So they can, you know, look, very large databases can be sold for not a lot of money. So you could you could be looking at paying, you know, a fraction of a cent for username and password. You know, a nickel for social security number or you know, you asked about credit card while credit US credit card. Numbers go for between seven and eleven dollars. And I would include you know, the the three digit number on the back of them. European credit card numbers are a little bit more expensive than you got Bank accounts. You know, Bank accounts that have been validated. You know, you can you can buy those for maybe starting at a hundred dollars. So you get access to a Bank account. And then it's up to you, the the criminal who's bought access to this Bank account to empty it of money and somehow get that money into your hands, which is which is risky. So there is this this whole range of things that are basically being bought and sold by criminals, and it's all based on your data. That's that's been, you know, honestly, very poorly stewarded by these companies companies are supposed to protect your data on the and they're not doing it. And now criminals are making money. So what was interesting to learn, though, wise just this cottage industry that's been created. Let's for example, criminals, assemble these comper. Henson files called foles with z which I like, but it's interesting to learn because these things are packaged processed in sold in bulk. How did this become the whole business that it is? Well, it's creativity right of the, you know, you're a criminal. And I think in the early days, the idea was to break into Bank accounts, or maybe steal credit card numbers from people the markets get saturated or you get this data you use a bunch of the credit card or you. You get basically so many credit card numbers. You you can't process them all yourself. So maybe sell those to somebody else user names and passwords the same kind of thing. You know, people just experiment and innovate. And and you know, it's a it's a very entrepreneurial space cybercrime criminal tutorials for sale as well. Not on this stark west. Yeah. It's kind of like if you have this way of making money. Why would you sell the techniques that you're using to somebody else? And some of these products are are not good, right? Like, some people. All sell things that are they claim that they you know, it's a database of passwords that will get you into Amazon dot com accounts, and you buy it, and they don't work. You know? I mean, it's really are criminals. We're talking about here. So so in light of this in light of the, you know, the latest that's been going on with Marriott bridge. There's there's no shortage of cyber vulnerability. You're in town for a big conference on the topic. What do we the consumer do what where do we land right now? How do we be the most proactive in our affairs? Yeah. Considering all of this going on. Well, if you're not planning on applying for a credit card or a loan of some sort in the near future, you should get a credit freeze, right? Like that can save you a lot of hassle and, you know, quite honestly should get one for your kids too. Because the criminals are not above stealing the identities of children, and and misusing that so credit freeze is pretty easy thing to do. You can do it for free. Now, you kind of check in with the credit bureaus and just it puts a barrier to some. Stealing your identity and taking it a car loan without your permission. That's a really simple thing. Even more of a no brainer would be to get a second factor authentication on your Email account, and particularly often if your Email gets hacked that becomes like the gateway to getting into all kinds of other accounts and less than ten percent of users have to factor indication on services such as g mail. So you can do that. I mean, I wrecked. The way I recommend
"starwood" Discussed on KCBS All News
"AM seven forty KCBS KCBS news time one fifty time. Now for our tech. Watch report today we're joined by shell garner. Who is the features editor see that news. We're learning more about the massive hack attack that exposed the personal information of up to five hundred million Marriott hotel customers Rachelle. What are you hearing? Well, this one this is an interesting one, although Mary learned about this hack, just months ago. It turns out that it happened in two thousand fourteen that's the same year that there were hacks of the GAO's personnel office and also with anthem insurance. And all indications point to the same organization behind it. And that's in China. This appears to be not so much as hacking for profit but hacking for spine, Starwood, for example, does is the Starwood database that was hacked one of the more popular hotels for federal employees. So you put all this information together. The Starwood information, your passports, medical insurance and also the GAO GAO personnel office, and it now becomes possible to trace individuals of interest wherever they're going, and so the ramifications of this are really quite striking to consider. The plot thickens is this the kind of thing the president might take up with with Chinese China's president. It's certainly the sort of thing he ought to take up with it. Whether he will or not I don't know if they're going to tell us you don't have to look at his calendar. I really don't okay. Facebook revamping one of its features which one. This is called life events. And I for one did not know they had something called life events. But they apparently do and they've made it possible that it will now have sort of cinematic experience when you share something about you've just had a baby you've moved into your first apartment, and I'm not making this up. You found an organ donor. How this works is that when you go to type something about your your post if you click on the upper right hand corner. Then it drops down a menu of a number of things that you can then click on including now life events, and that's all kinds of stuff that could be your travel plans, your education jobs, health, you met a celebrity. I would do that. And this way it will help like blooms slow motion seeds and zooms. It's a way to sort of make it so that whatever your life event is your life milestone now can be celebrated as Facebook thinks it ought to be. I wonder if they would include me, washing my car. You know, what let's let's both suggest that I think we should they apparently just took out braces removal, but I think. I remember it to this day. She wasn't medical for celebration. I was waiting and waiting and waiting for that. I didn't get they didn't get removed before my high school senior photograph though. Oh, well preserved for posterity, no smile. No. I didn't smile. So there's a new king on top of the music streaming charts. Yes, indeed. This is from this is for the king of music from the twentieth century and fanfare play. Please those surprise it's bohemian rhapsody. It means that it's been downloaded one point six billion times. And that's across all streaming services from Spotify, apple music, you name it and also YouTube videos, and this was definitely given a nice big nudge with the movie that just came out string Lami Mollica story. And the movie is called, of course, human rhapsody gonna take you out with that. Thanks a lot. Michelle garner. Features editor see that news..
Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing
"Investigators believe that Chinese state cybercriminals likely were responsible for the massive data breach. At Marriott, Starwood chain, the hack into the Marriott reservation system, exposed the private information and travel details of as many as five hundred million people. The Washington Post reports the hack was likely executed by hackers affiliated with the Chinese ministry of state security that agency has been behind many Chinese hacks into sensitive US government networks in recent years. The breach exposed a wide array of information that would be useful identity theft and tracking the movement of diplomats spies, military, personnel and business
Chinese hackers behind Marriott data breach?
"Laws. Hackers behind a massive breach at Marriott international left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation. Reuters says private investigators looking into the breach of found hacking tools techniques and procedures previously used in attacks attributed to Chinese hackers Marriott said last week that a hack had exposed the records of up to five hundred million customers at Starwood hotels,
After Starwood Data Breach, Marriott And Customers Face Costly Headaches
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything the question and answer website quarter is the latest company to report a data breach. The site says hackers may have accessed the data of one hundred million users when companies reveal massive data breaches like this. As Mary did with its Starwood properties last week. It's hard to pinpoint who stole what? And how that data was used because of that companies and their customers face a whole lot of expensive headaches. Here's NPR's Yuki Noguchi after data-breach companies undertake massive cleanup efforts to try to patch up at security and alert customers cybersecurity experts. Call this remediation Aviva lighten a cybersecurity analyst with Gardner says such costs vary. It can rain. From ten to one hundred fifty dollar a record stolen, depending on how many millions of records were stalling at half a billion affected. Guess Marriott's breach is one of the largest in recent history. It's also likely to face tens of millions of euros in penalties from new EU privacy laws that took effect this year apart from that light and says Mary out will have to pay for expensive upgrades to its security an additional fees and fines to credit card companies. But how effective are these efforts? Many experts say not very Nick Marino says director of cybersecurity in data protection at the government accountability office. I think the remediation can be pretty don't challenging not at least I think I can safely say Marino's wrote a recent report on the aftermath of last year's data breach. At equifax the credit reporting company. They're hackers stole personal information of nearly one hundred fifty million people many had to freeze their credit the cost equifax has topped four hundred million dollars to date, and this doesn't even. Clued extensive legal costs or fines. Marino says it's hard to trace incidents of fraud to a specific data breach in part because there have been so many over the years one thing that we talk about often with some of these breaches as the fact that if you take the data that was stolen from one breach combined with the data that's out there from different breaches. You know, a lot about an individual and use that information to carry out fraud. This situation has companies scrambling to protect themselves Marriott. For example, says it's trying to gauge what it cybersecurity insurance will cover but consumer advocates complain most of the cleanup falls to individual consumers who have to cancel credit cards, change passwords or monitor their credit, Mike lit with consumer group US per supports congressional proposals akin to the new European statute that would increase fines for data breaches one way to offset. These costs would be to actually make the investments on the front end John Tunis agrees. He's a class action. Attorney who? Old suit against Mary out the same day, it revealed its breach data breach litigation is gonna cost companies to want to avoid getting suit in a void regulatory scrutiny. So they're going to begin to spend more money on keeping information safe. But safety is an elusive constantly shifting goal. Even among companies that prioritize it Sean Joyce is head of cybersecurity and privacy at Price Waterhouse Coopers. He says cybercriminals have become harder to detect and defeat. It really looking at implementing box and complicated. Exploits that they're developing using machine learning joy says it's countries like North Korea that are driving the demand for hack data and their objected isn't necessarily to access an individual consumers Bank account the reality. He says is that breaches are inevitable. He offers companies this advice bite like heck to protect yourselves. Right. But what I'm saying is be prepared. And then. Have that ability to basically respond to recover quickly? You can do cheat. NPR news, Washington.
Amazon Tests Cashierless Tech for Bigger Stores
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from SAP. Concur employees can submit expenses and invoices from anywhere, and you get the visibility and control you need to drive your business forward. Learn more at concur dot com slash W, s j. This is tech news briefing im Tanya Cousteau's reporting from the newsroom in New York. And as we speak Amazon is testing its cashier 'less checkout technology for bigger stores. This is according to a new report in the journal if successful a look at how that shakes up brick and mortar retailers will talk about it after these tech headlines. Cybersecurity specialists say that Marriott international missed a significant chance to halt its data security breach years earlier, while Marriott international says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of consumer data journal reports that in twenty fifteen Starwood reported, much smaller breach. And at a more thorough investigation could have uncovered the attackers who instead were able to lurk in its reservation system for three more years. Marriott began sending out emails to customers last Friday when it learned that hackers may have gained access to passport numbers travel details and in some cases credit card information for the very latest details on the security breach had to wsJcom or the WSJ app. So apparently there is a race to make electric buses taxis and trucks and China is the only one in it at the moment. The journal says that Chinese makers produced ninety nine percent of electric buses deployed globally from twenty fourteen to twenty seventeen electronic vehicles are at the heart of Beijing's made in China twenty twenty-five industrial strategy which calls for manufacturers to achieve dominance at home and success abroad in critical future technologies. China is also forging ahead, and it's adoption of electronic passenger cars case in point seven hundred forty six thousand were sold in the country in the January to October period compared with one hundred fourteen thousand commercial EVT's and quick side note, while you're looking the other way, Microsoft quietly became the world's most valuable company. The moment came last Friday when Microsoft managed to unseat apple for the top spot with a market cap of eight hundred fifty one point three six billion dollars nearly four billion. Ian, higher than the iphone maker to get their Microsoft had to outpace Amazon, Facebook and Google owner alphabet Inc. The journal has more on how the resurgence can be traced to CEO Sati and Adela prioritizing of selling computer devices over buzzy consumer electronics coming up racing to make their businesses. More convenient Amazon tests out cashier 'less technology at stores. Amazon as experimenting with a new cashier less system. Already in use at seven Amazon, go convenience stores in places like Seattle, Chicago. And San Francisco the company plans to build more of these small stores here to talk more about what a cashier less Amazon. Go store looks like and how soon you may or may not expect this kind of tech and a store near you is the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens joining us from San Francisco. Hey, Laura, I Tanya, so currently they're using the systems. These new cashier 'less Techsystems and several Amazon go stores just to get a feel of how this tech specifically works as with everything we're being tracked rate, can you walk us through how this basically works said if if one were to enter one of these Amazon goes stores, what you do is you download the app you walk into the store, and there's kind of these kiosks as you walk in. And you scan the app which has a code on it. The technology is going to be tracking. You it'll see what you pick up what you put down and hopefully charge you accurate. When you walk out. You don't have to stop you can just walk out without paying you will still be paying. But that's how it weren't. All right. So it's sort of been this experiment in place, thus far logistically is there a lot. They need to work out before they, you know, take the next steps to expand this project or what's been what's been the case. Well, actually, the stores that they have right now are are working very well. So those are typically between about one thousand two twenty five hundred square feet s-, and they're very small imagine. Like, a seven eleven type convenience store the space you're looking at so what they're working on. Now is testing out to see if they can move it into a bigger store format. So something more like whole foods, which they purchased last year. And that's where you run into a challenge because think about it that ceilings are so high. There's so many different types of objects in that store, it's going to be a more complicated thing for the AI or machine learning to figure out how to track all those different items in charge you correctly. This really just carries. The conversation. We've been having a write about how brick and mortar retailers or getting shakeup, Amazon, Amazon's technology, it's proving again to be a a threat to the the establishment. What's call it? Right. So obviously all these companies are scrambling to try to make it more convenient to grocery shop or for anything because consumers have gotten very used to be able to get their their orders from Amazon or other places even within a couple of days, or even now a couple of hours and Amazon goes the next iteration of that because it's just a very convenient experience the able to walk in and walk out without having to spend any time in the store other than what you wanna spend. So it's definitely going to be an added challenge if I can figure out how to make this work in a bigger store formats for the broader retail industry, and they're working to make this stuff better all the time right to make things more and more effortless, and convenient that's how they get us. And the tech that's already in place that these Amazon goes stores. Do you see festival admits to this kind of technology, right? Well, it's interesting. So it's a machine learning algorithm. That's kind of helping teach it how to do these things. So those just generally learn and improve on their own. I've toured a couple of the stores even with Amazon executives, and it was interesting because I was in a new one just the other day and realized that originally they'd had to have all these little dots all over the sandwich wrapper because they look so similar that the technology couldn't tell what you're but they've actually removed those now, and they just have a normal label on it. And I was talking with the executive about it. And he was saying, yeah, you know, it's just, you know, the m- the machine learnings getting so good that we don't have to have all the dots to help distinguish. So it's really interesting how they've been able to improve just in the short course of a year that has been publicly open. It's been some fast moving tech. As it always is Laura Stevens. Thank you so much. Thank you, Wall Street Journal reporter, Laura Stevens covers all things Amazon, and I do meet every last thing for the journal, you can read more at wsJcom and for more tech podcast. Check out our latest instant message from personal tech homes. David. Pierce? No, lack of tech podcast from the Wall Street Journal that wraps up this installment of tech news briefing reporting from the newsroom in New York. I'm Tanya boost does thanks for listening.
"starwood" Discussed on Defensive Security Podcast
"So. And by the way, that's how that's how problems, you know, promulgator or or exist for a long time because. People don't want to. Still wanna? Reckon with the deficiencies that that that they have. In their current environment. So. Anyway. So so otherwise in this article, Brian talks about the impact individuals, then he he puts out two realities one is that the bad guys already have access to all of your key personal data points. So the things that is he said, you think would be secret. But really aren't in things including your credit card numbers social security, number mother's maiden name date of birth address history. Phone numbers, even your credit file. Especially as of late after the equifax breach. And then really number two is that any point any data point that you share with a company will almost certainly is. He said be hacked lost leaked stolen or sold usually through no fault of your own. And those are just kind of the reality of living in modern civilization. I think is really what he's trying to say. He goes on to talk specifically about the the impact of the the star, Starwood breach on individual victims or likely victims and points out that that Starwood is offering a year service through this Kroll service Kroll company, I guess it's cans the dark web for evidence that your information is being sold. But it really can't actually help prevent anything. It just lets you know that hey, you know, somebody's opened ten new loans in your your name. The one thing that you really really nice boat. I didn't just justify. Really need to do is freeze your credit, which in the US. At least is now is not free you. Yes, finally free. Interestingly took an act of congress. Free. Which tells you a little something about the companies I play because I used to charge to both freeze it and thought correct? Correct. But it is headed these companies that we never asked to gather all of our credit information. Anyway, these companies that are actually not our providers their providers for other companies, correct? That's right. We're just their product. That's right. Yeah. I concur. Right. Obviously. He goes on. I don't wanna take the rest and founder. But I would just say that I agree with freezing credit US. I have no idea how this works overseas. I'm sorry. For those folks, we're not new s were completely naive of how it's done there because we're Americans and we saw him. Sorry. That's right, ignorant American. So no. Okay. Whatever both. All right, fine. Fine. So Aircon privilege, speaking out he goes on to point out that if you used your Starwood password anywhere else, you should go and change it not change your Starwood password, but you should go and change that anywhere any place else that password is used in by the way, we've talked extensively about this in the past. But you really really really really should be using a unique password on every single service in a great way to do that. By the way is with a password manager e. And it's something we've talked about so many times. Hey, possible use a separate username too. I know it's tough because everybody uses emails for the user names. But the more you can limit the damage of a breach which you have to assume will happen of your information, the betta. Yeah. So so he he actually goes on and give some some additional good advice. One of which I think is particularly good place very little trust or competence in anything that comes to you via Email, and I think that in general is a good advice. I would say that also applies to anything here on the show very little trust there enough. And then he goes on to say, you should you should proactively register if you have not done so and again, this is very US Centric advice. And I I suspect similar kinds of contracts exist in many of the countries, but at least for those in the US, you should proactively register yourself with. Accounts with social security ministration, the post office, the IRS.
"starwood" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Last friday. Lifelock member is we're not nearly as concerned as other people were when they heard about the latest and largest data security breach in our history. Yeah. The news broke just before our show on Friday, the Marriott hotel chain disclosed that more than three hundred million guest records were subject to a cyber attack. If you were a guest at a w hotel or Saint Regis, Sheraton, a western you may be affected. These were all part of the Starwood company that Mary acquired. None of the Marriott branded chains per se were involved, the breach could be as far back as two thousand fourteen Marriott learned about it. In September of this year and reported it at the Minova member last week. They got addresses credit card numbers birth dates. Passport numbers lot of data involved in this breach. And it went on for a long time. This has been my point all along when your name gets stolen as part of a database. You don't know you have no idea, especially if the company does not report the theft. The only way you're gonna find out is one day your credit card charges are through the roof. And you're not going to know why it's because somebody's gotten hold of your data, and is using it. That's where lifelock comes and see why flock members have peace of mind that they have identity theft protection the best. In fact, lifelock monitoring systems are constantly looking for evidence of unauthorized use of an identity. They see it. They notify you immediately. You respond just as quickly whether you say, Yep. That's me. Me or no, it's not me. And if it's no it's not you then everybody gets in gear trying to track it down. Lifelock is quick to put their restoration team in touch with you. If you happen to be somebody who is being defrauded, and they don't stop until they.
"starwood" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"But you're with us. Welcome into Monday Marriott has suffered a hack of the reservation database for its Starwood properties. Which involved the theft of personal information on up to five hundred million customers it began in twenty fourteen and went undetected until this past September. Meanwhile, two years into the megamerger of Marriott, and Starwood there are still serious kinks to work out traveler says stays in hotels haven't been recorded in their loyalty accounts crucial data about qualifying for elite levels disappeared and customer service has been unhelpful Wall Street Journal travel columnist Scott McCartney says check your account closely. You may be missing credits. And not know it Scott what happened. So what happened was it was not. Until August two years into this merger that they're actually ready to combine the loyalty programs the frequency frequent stay accounts, and they had three different programs. They had the Starwood program the Marriott program in a Ritz Carlton program, and they're going to switch everybody into the Marriott rewards program. And when they did that they were just a host of computer problems things like people not being able to get into their accounts credits and points and things like that disappearing people not getting the credit that they earned four different stays. And you know, you're supposed to wait ten days to see if it shows up, and it doesn't show up, and and then people ran into all kinds of customer service problems where you gotta call and nothing happened. So you call again, and there are long wait to call and just kind of. Frustrations and aggravations for people and the important thing is that the loyalty program is hugely impactful to people, and it's really sort of the glue that holds the whole thing together, a company like Marriott as so many different brands, but one loyalty program, and that's what counts, and it wasn't working for a lot of people. That's something, you know, one thing that really jumped out at me, I guess when you were talking about customers who were being asked to show receipts of their stay in the one guy saying, I I stayed with your company how come back can't find me your, you're right. You you printed out and handed me, the receipt from your computer system. And now you want it back, and and I have to send it back to you three times before it gets worked out. It really is kind of illogical now from the hotel perspective while the receipt that you got comes from the hotel. System and the and the system at that particular hotel in.
"starwood" Discussed on WRVA
"Marriott has suffered a hack of the reservation database for its Starwood properties. Which involved the theft of personal information on up to five hundred million customers it began in two thousand fourteen and went undetected until this past September. Meanwhile, two years into the megamerger of Marriott, and Starwood there are still serious kinks to work out traveler says stays at hotels haven't been recorded in their loyalty accounts crucial data about qualifying for elite levels disappeared and customer service has been unhelpful Wall Street Journal travel columnist Scott McCartney says check your account closely. You may be missing credits. And not know it Scott what happened. So what happened was? It was not until August two years into this merger that they're actually ready to combine the loyalty programs the frequency frequent stay accounts, and they had three different programs. They had the Starwood program the Marriott program and a Ritz Carlton program, and they're gonna switch everybody into the Marriott rewards program. And when they did that there were just a host of computer problems. Things like people not being able to get into their accounts. Credits and points and things like that disappearing people not getting the credit that they earn four different stays. And.
"starwood" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"To factor you should use it. So that protects that keeps a hacker from getting your credentials and logging your min account, but it doesn't protect you. Because mitt and Intuit and QuickBooks and anything you use it logs in a Bank and has your log information has a token that allows them to get the logging and it and used to factor on my Bank as well. But in order, so that means it's kind of an extra step to get meant to get into my Bank, and I have to renew it every few months that at least is good news. At least, you know, won't be permanent access to my account. And all of that, even then if us to factor, you're still vulnerable to a breach of quicken. So that's the problem is that you can do everything you want. I mean, I'm sure I I'm sure if I had a Starwood account, I guess I did that. I if I had to factor. Available. I would've used it. I certainly use last pass along password that protects you a little bit. Because if the password to your Starwood account got out at least, you know, you could change it and to factored keep somebody from getting into it. But it doesn't protect you against the data that's stored by Starwood. And similarly, it wouldn't protect you against data stored by into it. Okay. That kind of makes sense. So use multi factor for sure, but it's not the be all and end. All it's not can protect you against data-breach work. You said, absolutely. Yeah. One last question. In the past one year. Sponsors was. I've been a customer there's for while and have had liked service. But I wondered if they were still a big choice or so. I think so it makes me nervous when I see and produce ex-pm does this when I'm see them offering drastically discounted lifetime. Memberships I think if.
NY Senator wants Marriott to pay for new passports after Starwood hack
"Pay for new passports for customers whose numbers were hacked in that massive data breach. The minority leader announcing later today that he wants the hotel chain to immediately notify customers at greatest risk of theft and pay the one hundred ten dollars for a new passport. If they want it last week Marriott disclosed hackers and Solan data on as many as five hundred million guests at their former Starwood properties, including credit card and passport numbers Marianne has set up a website at a call center. But if not immediately responded to demand from Schumer wins news time eleven oh.
Marriott’s Starwood Missed Chance To Detect Huge Data Breach Years Earlier
"Three a massive data breach involving Marriott Starwood properties could have compromised. The personal information of half a billion people WW J's Jackie page spoke live with David Derek Jody's. A cybersecurity expert at burns and Wilcox in Farmington hills this data breach dates back four years ago, and they got into the system four years ago, and they had a lot of times poll data to take their time and move around. So it's important, and we're hoping what Marianne has done right now to lock down the system, and they're still trying to figure out the overall why information in terms of payment cards with the encryption key was taking so they're still trying to figure things out themselves, and in terms of that I know that I've actually used their app before where you go on you use the app, you put all your information in and obviously your credit card number and everything else is that the type of thing that they're talking about is that what they was hacked. I was there a reservation database and it had a wide range of information. That was included. We're talking about people's names starts rashes or Email address. Phone numbers, passport information payment card data was in there. So a lot of information was in there that could be used for steers spear phishing attacks, directed attach at individuals or companies this data breaches interesting because when you look at the tourists tourism industry look at hotels, they bring in a wide range of people people that are traveling with their family for vacation, it brings in a lot of people traveling for business. So there are a lot of breadcrumbs now that trail back just individuals or corporations as well. And what are these breaches when they happen? And who do they primarily affect what are they looking for? And what are they looking to do with that information? It really depends on what their motives are. There are certain data breaches where we're criminals are going after intellectual property sometimes it can be shame in organizations other times. It's simply
"starwood" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Tracy jonky. Bloomberg business on WBZ. Newsradio Marriott is investigating a huge data breach affecting half. A million guests rather half a billion some of the possibly compromised data includes credit card numbers and other. Information of Starwood hotel, guests Marriott bought Starwood two years ago. WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe spoke with some people staying at one of the affected hotels in downtown Boston. Some of the guests I spoke with here at the Sheridan. Boston had no idea about the massive data breach. Until I told them Veronica from Washington DC says she's concerned to a point it's a little disturbing. But at this point, it seems like all the major companies are having breaches. So it's just another one added to the list. So at this point, I've stopping concerned about it the breach involve the Starwood guest reservation database CBS security analysts paulviollis is urging Starwood customers to check their credit reports as well as their credit card activity. Ricky part here is for individuals to make sure they are watching their credit card usage, at least on a monthly basis and watching this charges anything that's not right. They got a challenge expeditious. Kevin Tunnicliffe WBZ News Radio. Ten thirty Senator. Ed Markey says checking into a hotel should not be checking out of privacy and security protections. He's calling on. Congress to pass comprehensive consumer privacy and data security laws allowing companies to only collect data that they actually need to do business. It may have been part of a human body WBZ's Carl Stevens tells us about a discovery on revere beach walking on the beach run eleven o'clock this morning, so with that individual thought might potentially be human remains. So because this was right across the street, essentially from the state police barracks here on revere beach boulevard police were quick to respond. It's my understanding that the medical examiner's office will take a look at these partial skeletal remains in try to make a determination of what they're dealing with from revere beach, Carl Stevens WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty. There Hampshire state police say a guy tried to steal a cruiser not once but twice they say. Alan Clark was being questioned about a traffic crash in Canterbury New Hampshire when he ran toward the cruiser jumped into the driver's seat and Rev the engine as the to wrestle police say the trooper pushed the radio microphone button with his elbow. Multiple police units race to the scene Clark was handcuffed and stuffed into a second cruiser, but then squeezed into the front seat and put his foot on the gas. He's facing a lot of charges. The PC police are taking aim at a beloved Christmas show, they say Rudolph promotes bullying. No. Elizabeth Englander is the executive director of the aggression reduction center at Bridgewater state, even though she's not style. Jake about Rudolf. She says it is a problem shows kids who bully is being rewarded and this being powerful it shows a child who's a target because of the way they look, and it shows adult as sort of standing by and seeing it as a as an acceptable ritual of childhood. She says she's not so sure how much children watching Rudolph would think bullying is. Okay. Because kids extrapolate less when there art live actors playing the roles it's four twelve. Now, we turn it over to WBZ's Tom Cuddy with a look at sports Celtics working tonight Cavaliers at the garden. Jalen brown. L Huapi will not play patriots continue game planning for the Vikings here. Sunday, patriots second best record in the AFC. But that's not good enough for Tom Brady. Certainly, you know, not where we're where we want to be where.
"starwood" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"A seven point zero magnitude earthquake has cracked buildings and buckled roads in Anchorage Alaska as soon NAMI warnings been canceled, a huge data breach at Marriott hotels may have compromised. The personal information of a half billion people worldwide. President Trump says the Ukraine conflict is why he cancelled his meeting with Ladimir Putin at the g twenty sports reports. Now, the Mets will pro. And Jay, Bruce is part of the trade in the Mariners for Robinson Pinault, closer Edwin. Memphis tonight. The devils are in Washington. Cloudy, some scattered light rain and forty two degrees in New York on Friday November thirtieth. Good afternoon. I'm Steve Scott. And I'm Michael Wallace. Now the WCBS afternoon round up at three thirty one. CBS news special report. Alaska gets tens of thousands of earthquakes a year, but few is severe is the seven point. Oh magnitude temblor that hit around Anchorage in the movie right stood. Under my door of the bedroom. Okay. And how long to it, and it was just terrifying. The Alaska railroad is suspended operations and reports severe damage and its Anchorage operation center. Jen Jackson is a national park ranger. There are certainly areas where there has been significant damage to road highway rant bridges things. Like that. And there are a lot of folks without power. I know a lot of the schools in the area are without power as well. Officials say there's no damage, but the eight hundred mile long trans Alaska pipeline was shut down as a precaution. Controllers have returned to the tower at Anchorage airport but flights have not yet resumed CBS news special report, I'm Pam Coulter. Three thirty two in the afternoon roundup. Marriott says a huge data breach may have put the personal information of a half billion people at risk Bloomberg. Reporter Patrick Clark is on our news lines of Patrick what happened. Well of the two thousand fourteen someone gained unauthorized access to Starwood hotels and resorts reservation system, two years later, Marriott international acquired, Starwood and a thirteen point six billion dollar deal. And and and along with the company and its loyalty members. They also bought this this this massive data breach. What kind of information may have been exposed? A lot, you know, everything from loyalty account information some cases passed number excuse me, passport numbers, in some cases, credit card data, and even more basic level reservation data where given customer has stayed. You know? Night after night, you know, over the course of several years. So what is Marriott and authorities doing about it? Marietta has been pretty proactively that they've been they in the scheme of things they responded to this relatively quickly after after learning of the breach or so it seems so far. You know, they're offering certain services to help consumers monitor whether or not their personal information is being traded. Our sold. Market sites. The you know, I I take it the same time. They're still get into the bottom of. You know, how this happened? Why it took so long to detect the breach, and you know, how to prevent it from happening again in the future. All right. Thank you, Patrick Patrick Clark. Joining us from Bloomberg. It's been a busy day for President Trump at the g twenty summit in Argentina CBS news. Correspondent Steve Dorsey joins us from Buenos Aires. Steve the president explained his decision to cancel that meeting with Vladimir Putin. Yeah. He blamed on rising tensions in Ukraine after Russia seized those Ukrainian naval vessels in their crews. They still have not been returned. He says he hopes that situation resolves. So he can finally meet Vladimir Putin. Russia isn't buying medical nation. No, it says they they they regret that action..
"starwood" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Sola Starwood hotels include Sheridan, Westin, and w. News now. Good afternoon. I'm Dan Martin, the US government has agreed to release a Haitian man who was granted asylum, but has been in custody for two years because of appeals Judge Judith Levy disclosed the deal yesterday a day after holding a hearing in federal court here in Ann Arbor, Ansley Damis has a teacher from Haiti who entered the US in two thousand sixteen and sought asylum saying his life was at risk because he criticized a political leader the American Civil Liberties union says Damon has been locked up in a windowless room at a jail in Chardon, Ohio. Levy does not have a role in the asylum dispute, but the ACLU sued to try to win his release while the cases pending daynuss will wear an ankle monitor and live with a couple in Cleveland heights, Ohio, the Republican led Michigan Senate has voted to make permanent a ban against doctors. Prescribing abortion drugs via an internet camera. The provision in two thousand twelve abortion law is set to expire after this year the GOP back Bill approved twenty five to twelve along. Mostly party lines yesterday would extend the prohibition permanently. The law requires that physicians. Do a physical exam of the patient wanting a medical abortion in which drugs are used to end a pregnancy. They also must be present. When the drugs are dispensed before voting senators, amended, the legislation to also banned doctors from using telemedicine to diagnose that woman is pregnant Democrats say the Bill now headed to the house would especially hurt rural women's ability to access healthcare radar weather.
"starwood" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Jobs to New York City and Amazon could receive up to three billion dollars in city and state tax incentives and grants coming up hundreds of millions. Of guests. At Starwood hotels have had their information exposed by hackers. It's one of the largest data breaches ever disclosed Marriott international, the world's biggest hotel company said it identified a data breach in its Starwood reservation system that may have exposed the personal information of up to five hundred million guests, let's find out what kind of data was illegally accessed from Mariot customers. Joining us as Wall Street Journal reporter Aisha Elmo, slim Aisha as mentioned the hack affected up to a half a billion guests what sort of information was included in this breach. So the information included names passport numbers possibly credit card numbers. Whether a person was female, what type of travel that wanted to do when exactly did marry it. I find out there was a potential breach to its database, Mary I find that about the potential data breach in September. And it wasn't until earlier this month that they were able to determine exactly what was taken and didn't married also find that star. I guest database may have been compromised for several years like since two thousand fourteen. Yeah, actually, they did find out that it was compromised since two thousand fourteen and actually Starwood had a similar kind of data breach back in twenty fifteen. So I imagine this has been a problem Marriott acquired Starwood, and it's had problems on a number of fronts trying to integrate the two brands including its databases. Yeah. Mary bought Starwood back in twenty sixteen and somehow all of this data breach stuff wasn't found out back then. But yes, they've had trouble integrating their loyalty programs and a lot of customers weren't happy about it. But it was finalized in August. And as far as the restoration system is still two separate ones right now. It's not till the end of the year that they expect that it will become one system you've written that for roughly two-thirds of the guests that were possibly affected unauthorized party may. Have had access to names addresses phone numbers, Email addresses passport numbers and travel details. And in some cases,
"starwood" Discussed on WTVN
"Reporting. It's Starwood guest reservation database has been hacked potentially exposing the info five hundred billion guests, the hotel giant discovered the breach last week, and it's taking steps towards fixing the issue. Marriott says he data accessed included info on guests who made reservations at Starwood hotels leading up to September tenth of this year. The US Mexico Canada agreement US MCA for short signed today in Argentina by the leaders of three participating nations, President Trump acknowledged congress has yet to approve the deal. But says he sure it'll happen President Trump says this new NAFTA is an agreement that benefits working people in the United States. The new trade back will support. High paying manufacturing jobs and promote greater access for American exports across the range of sectors, including our farming, manufacturing and service industries. The Trump administration's big changes are concentrated on the auto industry. The new deal requires that cars and trucks have seventy five percent of their parts made in North America under NAFTA. It was only sixty two point five percent. Karen Travers, ABC news, the White House. The third Raymond in connection with the pike county massacre led to another not guilty plea Thursday Angela Wagner entered the plate at twenty two counts, including eight counts of aggravated murder whiter. Her husband and two sons are accused of murdering eight members of the and family while they slept in their homes two years ago. A Delaware man gets the maximum sentence for killing a jogger in a hit and run last year. Thirty one year old Jonathan Kaufman will now serve the next eight years in prison for a deadly hit and run that claimed the life of sixty eight year old Linda Evans, Franklin county. Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says Kaufman was dry. Driving while impaired after taking several drugs. And that this case shows the importance of knowing that the drugs, you may take every day can still be dangerous people who are on prescription drugs have to realize just because of prescription drugs doesn't mean that they are free to take them and not assess their ability to accurately drive a car. Alison, NewsRadio six ten WTVN instruction work on the westbound or belt will stretch into this weekend. ABC six is Mike McCarthy says it all starts tonight when I two seventy south goes down to one lane between cemetery and Roberts roads strivers here on the west and north west sides have been dealing with construction on the highway for more than a year and a half dot has been working to add travel lanes along with.
"starwood" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"A new deal with our neighbors to the north and south. I'm Chris foster, Fox News. President Trump just signed off on it at the twenty summit in Argentina. Also, there is our own. Fox's John decker. In the past hour, the president joined by his counterparts from Mexico and Canada signed a US Mexico, Canada, which if ratified by congress would replace NAFTA in the United States, the new trade back will support high paying manufacturing jobs and promote greater access for American exports across the range of sectors, including our farming manufacturing and service industries next on the president's schedule, a bilateral with Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Ave at a meeting with Australian Prime minister, Scott Morrison a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was called off yesterday over escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Chris and John the president's former campaign manager will not be in court today, but his lawyers will for a hearing to set a sentencing date. Here's FOX's Rachel Sutherland, Chris Paul Manafort may get a glimpse of his future today. His attorneys return to court here in Washington days after special counsel, rob. Robert Muller tossed out his plea deal in the Russia probe claiming he'd been lying to investigators. The former Trump campaign chairman denies that. But his lawyers are requesting a sentencing date. This six nine year old already faces a lengthy prison term after pleading guilty to tax evasion and Bank fraud charges. This is questions arise over whether President Trump will pardon Manafort, Chris Rachel, thank you up to five hundred million. Guests of Starwood hotels have had personal information compromised by data breach going back to two thousand fourteen through this September. That information may include credit card passport and phone numbers, addresses and other personal information. People affected should start getting emails about it today. And there's a website in a call center set up for anybody with questions Marriott, Starwood. Its stock is down today..
"starwood" Discussed on Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe
"You can't just tell the difference by looking at it like a star you seeing the night sky today or a galaxy out and the nights. Guy. It could be an anti-matter galaxy or an anti matter star. But you wouldn't be able to tell just by looking at it as right? If matter antimatter work the same way than anti-matter, Starwood look, just like normal star would have the same fusion process and send up the same kinds of photons. And look exactly the same. Yeah. But at the core of it, it would be like anti stuff burning inside of it. Yeah. Anti fusion. But the interesting thing is maybe your listeners are thinking. Well, what about the photon? Right. People might be wondering what's wouldn't anti sons make anti photons? Yeah. May crazy thing about the photon is it has no electric charge and has no weak charge. So it is it's own anti particle because it doesn't have these charges that the other particles. Have it doesn't have anything to flip. That's right. There's nothing to flip. It's like a perfect ball. Looks the same in the mirror. Exactly. It's like the connection between matter anti-matter. It's the bridge. Right and so- anti-matter stars make photons just the same. Matter stars make photons into. That's you can't tell the difference. You're exactly right. Thank we think. The universe is probably made out of matter rather than a matter. It's just simpler because everything around us and in our galaxy in our galaxy cluster is made out of matter. But we don't actually know it could be the deep out there, huge blobs of anti matter. But even still say, that's the case said, the is like pockets of matter pockets of anti matter, then you have to ask. Well, why why do we prefer matter here anti-matter? They're right. There has to be some difference to explain the fact that we are matter and not antimatter. And that's a fascinating question. It's something it's like a huge symmetry in the universe that we've discovered accept this ACM etry to it. Right. It's like most symmetry, it's broken symmetry. And those are really interesting clues. If you want to understand something deep about the universe about it's very organization. It's like wire most people right handed you could. In half the population right handed left handed. You're right. It's a good analogy because you could be right or left handed. Right. There's no reason referred one or the other sort of anatomically. So why are most people right handed? Yeah. It could have been some arbitrary moment in the history in the prehistory of humanity where you know. Some gene preferred this with the other. And now we're all living that way, and it could be the same with matter. Antimatter that some moment in the early university coulda gone one way or the other. And now we're living in a matter universe. A lot of big events in the universe. Could come from random quantum fluctuations in the early moments. Yeah, have flipped it for everybody else. And we're all living with that..
"starwood" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"Help parent of Starwood property trust ST WD by this been slipped nine, two percent yield. It makes no sense to me whatsoever. This value, but Starwood capital has some particular issues that we gotta talk about and some great insights because it just don't own real estate main business. Actually financing, they lent and invest in all sorts of properties, which means the perfectly poised tell us about the state of Usery even turbans. So let's dig deep with Barry sterling. He's the chairman CEO Starwood capital. Who's one of the top experts in the field, get a better sense of. How the real estate world was doing and other winning world is doing Mr.. Sterling, the weather, the white to have you today like today? Sorry, I haven't seen. Well, we're very lucky because. I think you know more markets than pretty much anybody that are important in on the line right now and you conference calls or brutal brutal because of humility you show and how hard you are on yourself. You've got a company that I think has more than enough coverage. Devon nine percent yield makes no sense to me and in this environment rising rates tell people why it's compelling value because I sure thinks who have to read through all the decks and the day the Dow's down eight hundred thirty two points, thirty, nine percent dividend yield. Actually, it's interesting. We started the company two thousand and nine in today's largest in the country. It's got a fifteen billion dollar acid base and is very diversified. So we were very safe dividend yield. In fact, as you mentioned where lender we own assets also, but we're the largest commercial lender. That's not a Bank affiliate in the United States at the moment that's publicly traded. We like a sixty, two percent LTV. So property does fall forty percent before we have any impairment to our loans. Well, let's put because someone asked me today. What is this? Like two thousand seven. I should belong today, but I was. Thinking of your company because you're pretty secure in what you lent? Yeah, sixty two percent loan to value if we were. I was asking one of my guys today said if we were just a seven billion dollar loan book and we were, what would you be able to finance that pack sixty two percents LTV? They said it'd be like one three quarters over live or like three and a half percent. We pay you nine, but supporting that about a quarter of the book is actually fee assets we own apartments. We owned low income apartments finance for seventeen years with fixed rate debt. So there's no risk of refinancing.
"starwood" Discussed on WEEI
"To to beat at starwood aiden you think about look i know it's a touchy topic right now but i think michael porter jr if healthy can turn into that type of guy you look at i mean at fourteen you look at luca donncha that everybody thinks is already a pro the euro league has got a lot of credit for how tough it is the play in that league daily him in a trade so i think you you look at the draft you looking at teams that are trying to identify guys that you could possibly build around and that can come in and help you now but they're looking long term in the future for swell in and it leads into the big free agency i guess lebron palooza the decision three that were going to get in probably about a week on the siding with lebron james wants to do and that's why i felt like one of the more interesting draft picks was colin sexton going to the cleveland cavaliers and i found that interesting because someone needed to fill big shoes for for this program for this for the squad that they needed to have they needed to have someone that makes labron pause just a touch now this is what colin sexton had to say in his introductory press conference here after getting drafted by the cavaliers say goes on self is going to be team goes that will say but i feel like i'm not going to have to live up to anybody shoes i'm this come in and learning and be the best player i can be on the court as well as off the court so when he's talking about fillon shoes right and living up to expectations he's talking about kyrie irving urban was there in this was part of the success that lebron had lebron needed somebody who else could could could at least be teammate right we felt like marcus that lebron over this last run this year was lebron and eight guys from the church cyo league that he picked up and he's like yeah we got next right like i watch collins sex play a lot of basketball alabama there's two things that i knew one that i know that he can light it up he he's he can create his own shot he can score he will be a score on this next level too he was coached by a tough coaching in avery johnson avery runs his guys pretty hard down at alabama he ran them hard and probably too hard when he was an nba coach when he was with the mavericks in a lot of guys didn't like that but he could get away with it in college right the same way that nick saban's able to get away with it alabama football but he wasn't able to get away with it with the miami dolphins a works on a collegiate level but what i take from that was colin sexton was actually a kid who when i would see a rip into him he was like okay well how can i get better it wasn't like this colin sexton college sex and relax right that's that's the players that i think lebron james wants to play with and especially coming up the hills of jr smith he wants to play with smart guys that can that can score the.