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Robinhood-GameStop hearing will scrutinize how brokerages get paid for trades
"Game stop hearing on capitol hill stock market versus casino and news from down under leading. Today's news grab the popcorn. Robin hoods vlad. Tentative melvin capitals. Gay plotkin rutted steve. Huffman and citadels kenneth griffin and keith. Gill are also to testify. Before the house financial services committee at twelve pm eastern lawmakers will get their chance to grill the executives and hearing focused on short selling online trading platforms gamification and their systemic impact and our capital markets and retail investors. Also making an appearance is read it trading star known as warring kitty who is credited with helping start the game stop mania though his actions are being pro by massachusetts regulators since he was a registered securities broker an army of day traders following wall street bets the red at forum dedicated to quote making money and being amused while doing it up ended some market dynamics last month by taking aim at some heavily shorted stocks they ran them up as a group triggering short-squeezes and causing some hedge funds like melvin capital to record billions of dollars in losses. The party came to an end after brokerages restricted trading on stocks like game. Stop an amc entertainment. Though robin hood took the most flak due to its communication about the events and delay and taking curbs off of a meme trading
"steve huffman" Discussed on WTVN
"It is the mark Blazer show. Sorry. Thank you for thank you for listening very much I want to bring in. He's a listener calling in now state Senator Steve Huffman and Hey, Steve. Welcome in. How are you, brother? I'm doing well in yourself doing great man. So what I wanted to do is we got a couple of minutes here before the bottom of the hour and then I have a feeling we're not going to be able to get through. What it is. You called about, And then we could. We could pick it back up here in just a couple of minutes on the other side, But Senate Bill 22 is what you were talking about. Bring the audience up to speed on what that is. So we just started the General Assembly. It was from Senator Macauley from the Polian and Senator Johnson, who's a position from Ohio to county and basically said that the commission three from the majority party in the House and Senate into from the minority party, so 10 people And when the governor gives an order, they can vote to rescind that order in the governor would not be able to give a similar order for 90 days. So that's what SP 22 is. And it's just now be is bring me up to is it just introduced? It was introduced earlier this week. They had the sponsor testimony. It probably might still be going on and then, uh, proponent testimony. The plan is my understanding next week have opponents And then voted out of the Senate next Wednesday to send it over to the house to do their work. So what are your What are your thoughts? What? Do your feelings right now on this? I mean, what kind of support is this? Something I mean, we know the governor's gonna be up for it. But what kind of support are you hearing or feeling? I think there's a lot of support. You know, we had 3 11 latte and a number of different similar things. Last general family, But this isn't anything new, the some point in the last 100 years, the General Assembly. Gave all the power to the governor. We're just looking to take back our ability to have a say in this. It's nothing against the governor. It is. We're just taking back the power that we once had that we gave to the governor. Well, and there's no question that that should be the way that it is. And again. Yeah, it's not just necessarily the wine. It's you know, future governors is well, you're setting them up for this type of Ah. I don't know. You know, this has been this has been frustrating for a lot of people on a lot of levels. And I think this is a great thing. So what happens next? Now? You're waiting on Bring me say that again. I know you kind of maybe went over that, but what's next? They had a sponsor testimony today. Proponent testimony. Today and then next week opponents and the plan is to vote it out. If all goes well tomorrow Wednesday afternoon next week and sent it to the house for them to do their work, And then that takes out long, roughly Yeah. It could take a couple years or it could take a month or two. It all depends on how the House plans todos with it, but I my understanding there's a lot of favorable people in the house that would vote for it. Okay. Very good. State Senator Steve Huffman on Senate Bill 22. Thank you very much. Now is your chance to win $1000 text the nationwide keyword fun. 202 100. You'll get a confirmation text and invoke standard data and message rates apply in this nationwide contest. That's fun to 202 100. All right, Traffic and weather together from temp start heating and cooling products Accident.
"steve huffman" Discussed on WTVN
"Funding bill that passed the House tonight is on its way to the Senate. It averts a government shutdown through the end of the month. Former soldier and convicted murderer was put to death tonight and Indiana prison. William Lacroix's is the sixth federal executions since July. You're listening to ABC News NewsRadio, 6 10 W TV ANIMAL Listen, Wyatt's House Bill 6 69 past in Committee of the Ohio State House today, but they made some serious changes to what had been in place so higher state Senator Steve Huffman gave us a bit of a correction tonight, saying that in this version, the home delivery of alcoholic drinks will end had Your dash and people could deliver. It's your home. The committee felt that was unsafe, not knowing you know, if 19 or 20 year old child was fine, it We took that out of the bill. Senator Huffman says he expects it to go before the full Senate tomorrow and then back over to the Ohio House. We're seeing a little trend downward. Anxiously await tomorrow's numbers. Ohio is making some progress in fighting the virus in the state, and a White House taskforce, agrees. Ohio seven day average positivity rate is now 3%. That's the lowest it's been since the pandemic began, but health experts are warning the virus is still out there, especially with colder weather coming in and Maura people inside. The latest report from the White House says the state has made progress. But there are multiple counties that air in an upward trajectory. It is urging continued mitigation, especially in university towns, suggesting a further decrease in hours and occupancy limits in bars and restaurants. I'm Jack Crumley, the CDC released a set of guidelines of their own today in order to celebrated safe Halloween. Those guidelines include everything from low risk ways to celebrate like having a scavenger hunt. Trick or treat search in your home and neighborhood. Rather than going house to house and two activities that are considered high risk, They say. Those include attending crowded costume parties held indoors..
Reddit bans 'The Donald' and 'ChapoTrapHouse' as part of a major expansion of its rules
"So called so called free speech platforms are now banning All outlandish speech out. All outlines read. It is going to ban the Donald Red, which is one of the bigger threads on Reddit. It's It really is a huge threat on Reddit, and then just to make it fair. They're also banning Chapel Trap house, which is the socialist kind of mud grows over there. I mean, they really get in the mud that really gross and really ugly, but You know, they have a right to free speech to something they would never say about me. But Chapel Trap house has a right to basically say what they want, but apparently they're threat has been shut down. Two shut down 2000 communities after updating their content policy to more explicitly ban hate speech. Policy up taking three weeks after black lives matter. Protests led several popular rented forms go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company's lacks policies around hosting and promoting racist content. So now Reddit has decided that they are going to continue to crack down on the ability of others to speak. I mean, read its CEO Steve Huffman said. Quote. I have to admit I've struggled about balancing my values as an American and around free speech and free expression with my values and the company's now he's around common human decency. So this is where the rubber meets the road. Here's the reality. There is an Overton window, right? These corporations are not the government and they are allowed to have certain limits as to what they will allow. But if your belief in common decency is basically you just agree with the policy preferences of left. Of common decency means you agree with the left. And that is what is coming into conflict with free speech and free expression and free speech and free expression are no longer existence
"steve huffman" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Brought to you by Caltech. Reddit decided to ban the separated the Donald and several others, but mainly anything that's conservative. As part of a major expansion of its rules. More than 2000 communities are being removed for violating red. It's new, totally arbitrary. Policies on content, and Reddit CEO Steve Huffman had a bunch of stuff that's totally not interesting, because what they ended up doing is spending any day. I mean, they they got that they included that Subreddit in with some, like other seriously egregious ones is so stupid. It's ridiculous. I never thought I thought I would see the day when they would become so ridiculously sensitive and weak. Doctors are US pediatricians are calling for in person school this fall, The nation's pediatricians have come out with a strong statement favoring bringing kids back to the classroom, and whenever they could do so safely, the American Academy of Pediatrics has died. And strongly advocates, they say, quote that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with the goal of having students physically President school. Yes, it's fundamental to a child to a child's adolescent development and well be, they say, Mounting evidence that the transmission by the Corona virus through young Children is uncommon, they say, partly because they're less likely to contracted in the first place. You two physical development. But they say that it has to be that has to be considered and use those CDC. Guidance is the hand Washington all of that stuff. I completely agree with us because we're running kids lives here. India's capital faces a swarm again of Locusts. That's nasty. A miles long cloud of Locusts warmed India's capital region over the weekend, flying through metro stations and playgrounds invading sugarcane fields, threatening major losses to the agriculture secretary sector at a time when restrictions of Already caused the loss of millions and millions and millions of jobs and after decades in the shadow, the Golden State killer Joseph D'Angelo confesses, according to SF Gate. Hey, is the Golden State killer? He pled guilty to.
"steve huffman" Discussed on KGO 810
"Scoring permanent scarring on the lungs we may actually see covert nineteen deaths in the future simply because of some of the the medical maladies that that come as a consequence of having cold nineteen we don't know what is going to do long term so I mean if you're going to protest what a mass protest it's important so is keeping you safe so is keeping everybody around to save because the one hundred sixteen thousand they'll have to make KGO eight ten president trump told a round table in Dallas he's putting the finishing touches on an executive order encouraging police departments to meet current professional standards and force the president said his administration promotes de escalation which he said could still be enforced but forced with compassion the president got grief for not inviting Gallas's black police chief for district attorney to the discussion but the city's black mayor turned down his invitation quite Nevil Dallas joint chiefs of staff chairman mark Milley says he should not have joined the president in walking from the white house to a nearby church for a photo op this month after the street was cleared of protesters he said it created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics at an Ohio hearing to declare racism a public health crisis a Republican lawmaker asked if quote the colored population is contracting coronavirus at disproportionate rates because they do not wash their hands as well as others the American civil liberties union has called for state senator Steve Huffman to step down two seven geo news time is four thirty one good afternoon I'm Kim McAllister this report sponsored by T. mobile T. mobile and sprint for joining forces to power your business in more places than ever all across the country is it T. mobile for business dot com to learn more five swimmers from the East Bay are going to be okay after they had to be rescued from the waters off San Francisco's ocean beach.
Andy Puddicombe, Co-Founder of Headspace, Is Not Your Typical Entrepreneur
"We had several episodes is it feature co-founders and if there's one thing that's clear it's that all of them brought different skills to the table at method. Adam lowry mix six the ingredients to make the soap Eric Ryan design the now iconic bottles at read it Steve Huffman Coding Alexis of hand did the content and at a way Jen Rubio focused on building buzz for the suitcases steph curry figuring out how to get the mate so you get the point right and it's almost I hard to imagine any of these companies making it without both co founders and that is also probably the case with today story because it's a story of two totally different people with totally different strengths one of them. Andy putty comb trained as a Buddhist monk for more than a decade and the other rich Pearson was a rising star and a top tier advertising agency in London. They met because rich was spiraling. He was burnt out and looking for help and Andy was the person he happened to come across. At the time. Andy was offering one on one meditation sessions out of a back room of a doctor's office. Neither Andy Norwich could have imagined that eventually the two of them would build a meditation APP head space now used by millions of people and a business that generates more than a hundred million dollars annual revenue and the story of how they came together at the the exact right moment each with the exact skill set they needed to co found and build head space well. It's a pretty long journey an an andy the Buddhist monk he would say that it took as long as it was supposed to but it actually starts when Andy was growing up in the UK in the nineteen eighties he was. I introduced to meditation as kid around the time. His parents marriage started to fall apart. Here's my parents split up at ten and and my mom was she was she was looking for a way to cope meditation. Daphne was within her kind of sphere of of interest and in Bristol there was a local group was at TM group transcendental Meditation Group and she decided that she was going to do a six week course and my sister I I found out was going along with an item. WanNa be a home on my own so I asked if I could join them yeah and it led to actually kind of a couple of years of doing in that kind of thing into my early teens this in like the early eighties when meditation was by no means mainstream. I mean even sort of West drives so outside outside of mainstream and did it feel weird or different when you were kids. You feel like this was a little unusual eight did but I don't know if I had had that point of comparison you know as a kid. You don't necessarily have the this is this weight and that's not my mom was going there so I was going there. It wasn't until told a really good friend of mine. Step very good friend of mine. Shed with him confided in the I've been going to do this thing 'cause I knew it was a little bit kind of wit wit and waiting to school the next day and all the other kids in the class with sound desk cross-legged of owning Miami is I won't in the room and it was at that point. I think then I registered. Oh okay. This is definitely not something that is mainstream is probably not something that I'm going to be out to talk about too much to other people and what what was it. Was it focusing on breathing. Do you remember what those group sessions like. We'd see him. It's typically mantras. I see you're given sort of a a word or phrase in new repeat it over and over for sort of a twenty minute period and at that time I find it really really difficult as a as an energetic young kid to sit there and we still anti focus but it was definitely something I still found you know I still look back at it with we the a sense that it was it was a positive influence a an Ati stage in my life when you were like sixteen because in the UK it's a little different than in the US which is certainly that time like the drinking age yeah probably wasn't really enforced and it was typical for fifteen sixteen year old to go oh to POPs and get pints of beer and drinking cultures is very different. There were you into that report of that. I was very into by that stage. I was playing rugby team mm-hmm as well and it was very much part of the culture yeah with the weekend off with our fake. Id and go find some drinks red that around this time like in your teens why you were at a pub one night winter a pretty traumatic doc experience yet what what happened it was Christmas. Eve We had a party at the local rugby clubbing in Canada Gotcha and so Christmas morning by the time we also came out onto the street and we were standing in a big group outside the club a drunk driver came down the road and crashed into to the group of arson. I was very lucky to be standing on the edge of the group but it killed kill two people and injured in sort of critical intensive care at twelve twelve of the group and you know every single one one of us there that night dealt with dealt with in a different way. I think we will very confused. He's still young eighteen years old. I don't know if we ever really you kind of have to deal with that kind of thing. I just wanted to get away. I think we often do this the idea the sense of getting away away in a physical way kind of we think that we're going to be able to outrun it mentally as well and of course never
"steve huffman" Discussed on AP News
"Raised three hundred million dollars in financing round led by Chinese Internet giant tencent. Read CEO Steve Huffman told CNBC on Monday that he values the privately held company at three billion dollars half, the new money came from ten cent, Asia's most valuable tech company. Other investors included fidelity, quiet capital and snoop Dogg. Makers of vitamins and dietary supplements make all kinds of promises about the effectiveness of their products. But as AP's Jackie Quinn reports the food and Drug administration is vowing to crack down on companies making illegal Klay dietary supplements, including vitamins are regulated more like foods than drugs. They can make claim similar to what's found on a box of cereal. Something generic like calcium, build strong bones. But the companies are not allowed to say that they can treat diseases like cancer or Alzheimer's, the head of the center for science in the public interest says that health claims on dietary supplements may lead people to think that they're more effective than they are and says the FDA doesn't reviews such claims before the products are marketed. Jackie Quinn, Washington. Journalist and author Katie Couric is writing a memoir publisher Little Brown and company says unexpected is scheduled for the spring of twenty twenty one Kirk says, she plans to share both Larry and humiliating details. As she looks back on her prize winning forty year career in television, she'll touch on everything from the metoo movement, which led to the firing of her former today show colleague Matt Lauer to her experiences with harassment shawls so right about the death of her. First husband mentor, battles with bulimia and insecurity. Eighteen radio news. I'm Jacky Quin. President Trump still.
"steve huffman" Discussed on Recode Decode
"And I I didn't care a whole lot about that. But I knew these two guys had started read it. And I knew that it was a fascinating omitting away. When it got right. Yes. He just kind of wanted to know like these guys seem pretty normal. How did they create this crazy toxic place on the internet that you know? Yes, are wonderful bright, shiny memes with there was also, you know, at the time creep shots was in the news in twenty eleven. Anderson Cooper was investigating. What looked a lot like child pornography times? And we're going to get into. Sure. Sure. So I started talking with these two guys mostly separately. I didn't know at the time that they weren't on speaking terms a few months once I started speaking to. Them. But you know, I learned their whole back stories, and I I thought at the time like I want to write a book about this. It's it's a simple story. But at the time also people were down. Yeah. Into the simple like we to two guys bumbling into something starting something in a garage or basement, and it wasn't actually good idea for a book had the time. But I spent you know, every few months, I would check in with them. I learned you know, met other former employees met some current rented employees, and as the years passed so much drama in terms of the company leadership on folded, and I sort of had you know seat right there watching everything happened. And by the time most recently that you know, Steve Huffman decide to come back CO about three years ago. I had been speaking to him for years and the whole story. And then finally, you know, the founder returning it was like a good book. And I knew I knew I could finally right it. All right. Well, let's talk about the history of read it. Let's talk about how it started. And then we're gonna talk about the challenges faced and continues to face today. Yes. So talk. About the founding of it have a slightly. So Steve Huffman, Alexa. So Hanan met at the university of Virginia. They had dorm rooms across from each other and both loved playing video games. They bonded over that. They both shared sort of a worldview, even though they were very different individuals Alexis. Always charming charismatic hap- Sergei, married. Williams happened to young. Yeah. And you know, Steve a sort of the antisocial programmer hacker type kind of a glint in his eye and mischievous streak, and and yet they became friends and by the time, they graduated college. They wanted to start a company together. They knew what it was going to be. It was gonna be a mobile food ordering startup called my mobile menu. Or is. Okay. All right. All right. Well, so they met with Paul Graham who now is well known for founding y combinator and Paul was at the time only known for writing essays online and having sold company that became yahu shopping. Basically, Paul told them their idea was horrible. And that they needed to start over and suggested that they build the front page of the internet. Now, they thought of this sort of tongue in cheek at the time because basically they were building a list of links people could submit anything to read it just a link to a story or a study or a programming tip. And you know, they put it right on online and few months, actually, months later, they launched in home. And it was very simple concept. Simple. Yahoo. I mean, a lot of weird way these delicious, you know, 'cause he people would vote up on things to make them popular. And that's why I mean, so basically they built two aspects to it that became the the secret sauce of red at the first one was. The algorithm this hotness. Algorithm. That allowed everyone to vote on any comment any link and voted up to rise to the top of the page or down to sink it. It wasn't a like it wasn't like an inherent. I like this thing. It was just a endorsement of hey, you should read this important. Now, I remember how messy and ugly. The internet was back then comments on news sites. We're just spam. And people like linking to their own self serving projects and Renton have that because people would down vote them to oblivion and it loud the good stuff to rise the top. Now within years. They also had the second secret sauce, which was a community of volunteer..
"steve huffman" Discussed on 1A
"You've got these sites who have to figure out how to deal with policy changes. You've got users who are reacting to the policy changes. And then you've got users around the world in parts of the world where there's nothing like the first amendment, right? And you know on read it, you should know that the one thing about it loves to discuss more than anything else is read it. So there is a lot of discussion about these policies and the censorship you to quote, unquote, censorship. You know, it's a very very difficult time to be making these decisions and these are more challenging decisions than we've ever seen before. I you had sort of the filter bubble effect. Right. What people can curate their own communities and see what they want to online. And but it also just like the other social sites sort of allows you to create your own ecosystem in which you see what you wanna see when you have that as one kind of tenant of an experience online, and you also. Have you know, read it basically having to define their own line of what is hate speech in an era where hate speech and political speech can be synonymous. Now, Steve Huffman the read it really likes the first amendment. He likes democracy in general. And you know, he wants to protect the thing that the first amendment was meant to which is political speech. His idea about doing so has sort of changed and shifted. But yet that is why the Donald is allowed to exist. Despite that it at times is horribly sexist, racist Islam, phobic, transphobic, and you know, they are really actively trying to sort of manage the community and rain at in and changed the sort of undisciplined discourse that you see on the site, but in an era where one soapbox no longer is just as far as your voice can project? It can be amplified and amplified and thrown around, you know, the the filter bubble. So yes, it's a difficult time. Let me get. Through a few of your comments before we bring one more guest in for the conversation. David tweeted, read, it is a great source for self teaching and learning it has helped me learn many valuable life skills like cooking, organizing resume prep, managing personal finances and discovering new hobbies..
"steve huffman" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"You can name the most visited sites on the internet probably off the top of your head, right? Google YouTube, Facebook Amazon for sure. Yes, all of those. But you forgot one read it once called the front page of the internet. It has three hundred and thirty million monthly average users site where users anonymous users. It should be said composed and then other users decide how much exposure those posts get by voting them up or down. Christina gory champion went deep on, read it in her new book. It's called, we are in the nerds Christina's good to have you on. Thank you so much. Why. Why isn't read it in the conversation? Why? When big tech companies go to Capitol Hill, it's Google and Facebook, Twitter and not say Alexa, shoheni, and and Steve Huffman the two co founders in this company, they, you know, I don't think they understand Redditch same same as most Americans. I think that there's one reason for that is it's easy to understand the internet and all the little parts of it. Even if you're not an avid user of certain sites, if you can see the flow of money, if you can see the ads being bought. Also, money isn't easy way to regulate things that are going on online. There's used question as to what the power of government is to kind of regulate these little like random person to person conversations that happen online. If there's not the money to look at and follow and regulate what's really the point along those lines actually, then. This is going to sound like a naive question is gonna throw it out there? Well, is there a way for us to understand why read it matters? I guess is a basic question. Read it has a little bit of an anarchist spirit. It always has. It's always sort of been thinking about itself as freedom from the press, not having an editor determine what bubbles to the top of a homepage or any given sub read it, but having actual humans vote on what they like and see that stuff soared to the top of its page. And that's why I read it isn't incredible, incredible virology engine of the internet. Any mean we've ever seen elsewhere probably was Germany -ted or spread on read it. It's so like you're a fan even though there are many dark corners of this website. I don't know if I'd call myself a fan. I'm obsessive lurker. I would say is the technical term for my behavior, read it as a journalist. I've been looking at the company for. About eight years now and have just been fascinated to see it grow. It's now a company of four hundred employees in San Francisco and four other cities. It's gone through, you know, four CEO's and including Ellen Pao who is gonna feminist hero of Silicon Valley who basically harassed out of her role as as see you this community and and you. Stop right there. So what is it say about this? This community? Right that a female CEO with bona fide tech techjobs gets harassed out of her job by members of the community. Hello, it's show is the insane power of social networks and also kind of the fallability of them, right? If read, it's community can revolt against itself essentially and almost snuff out its own site. I mean, that's why I think you see some fear in Mark zuckerberg's is when he's testifying before congress. Right? Well, except for the fact it's controlling shares in that companies almost whatever, right. Sure. Sure. There's that as Rettig rose is now operating as a Silicon Valley company funded by venture capital. It's original creator, the man who hand coded together the site. Steve Huffman has come back as CEO. So this is also a story of watching his opinion on this noxious content evolve. You saw. Him fan, a lot of behavior related to the right and most recently take down a few conspiracy theories that's that's fascinating to see as we watch the other social sites, Twitter and Facebook and others grapple with the same sort of thing to watch read. It's more sort of decisive in certain instances stance on the matter. Do you think that with all that's going on in social media, right with the issues, Facebook is having and Twitter being the, sometimes it says pool that it is. Yeah. Do you think read it is sitting there quietly right out of the spotlight listening learning and and taking its lessons? Yeah, read, it's been undergoing a transformation over the past year, a completely redesigned its website..
"steve huffman" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Redesign and the nice thing of course is like you know since since a lot of we oh jesus back there's an opportunity to like redesign it at the same time also be our own beta testers because we are also really hardcore reddit users when you say the oj are back you mean the original executives yeah up the original six of us there's four of us are back so we do our own beta testing and so what is the is the goal more users are you trying to expand the base yeah i mean we we've kind of refined our mission down to be to try to try to provide belonging and community for everyone which really means we have to expand the number of users who come to read it and don't immediately get rejected by very brutalises design you know the last ten years there's been a whole evolution in what people expect from from websites and one of the things we had in the redesign was actually curve you like giant images we can actually kinda come through in scroll and look and i think a lot of even core users come to read it for just like every once in a while just for the cats kinda thin for me it's sort of core functionality so there's the brutal design there is also of course starkly been the brutal list user base is this redesign aimed at also kind of facilitating good conversation over sure yeah i mean i think one of the one of the corbett's of read that actually i think is i mean differentiator is affected we actually talked to ron community actively i mean steve will put up a post every couple of months and hear what's going on basically tell people what's going on explain the decisions are making and they have a really honest conversation with the community and you know if we if we didn't do that read it is otherwise a great platform for criticizing read it and so we get a chance to really kind of go in and discuss with the community but what they're doing so there's been a ton of you know everybody's talking about discourse like the american discourse right now we on our make me smart podcast we talked to steve huffman year and a half ago i think about you know cer cleaning up read it improving conversation and i gotta say it feels to me.
"steve huffman" Discussed on Tech Inclusion podcast
"Welcome thick inclusion podcast i'm your host jit roy at taking christian or being voices of leaders and change makers who drive diversity and inclusion in ovation in take ecosystem in beyond taking is a leading conference focusing on solutions to bring diversity and inclusion to tech industry find more at taking cruzan that's you do you want to help us build a more inclusive world follow the podcast on itunes and share it with your friends today it is my pleasure to welcome steve hoffman to this show stevie the co founder and ceo of read it he shares with us why he thinks diversity and inclusion is quarter read it success i'm steve othman i'm the co founder and ceo of red can you tell us why you here today that taking conference sure we're here today basically because diversity in inclusion are important to read it though the platform and the company this is actually our second year here so we've been working with change catalyst now for over a year on a variety of initiatives internally at the company and then we come here to share those initiatives with others and also to hopefully do a little recruiting on the side as well do you wanna talk a bit about this initiative that you started with wrist so at a very high level it's making diversity inclusion top line goal for the company and something that every person on the executive team and really at the company are responsible for and so when this kind of turns down into the tactics of what we're actually doing this means recruiting teams how do we source our interview teams how do we interview training for manager training harassment training interviewing training and then people we partner with like hack which is engineering organization for women here in san francisco or the.
"steve huffman" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"You're not as nazis air is it's actually it's really really drew uh but that is really what it's become we tried to get into a here's some pictures let me see if a ticks on a he email them to him atx food guy was my friend who got in john kula nice down for a jealous he takes pictures of barbecue pulling in one intermingle at with pictures of cowboys so it's it's just moment and yeah it's all algorithm uh but uh what was what was gonna say oh as for red it you said steve often but not alexis oh haning he's retired hasni from red at the other founder any sort of stepped away um iif you see had who more involved in say that again i think he's a see now isn't any yeah yeah so he's he's moving more into the bbc world at least that's what that's what i read in the newspaper and he's married serena williams so he's probably busy as well he's mr serena williams now yeah is there wild also salute we have no kenneth uh that that i'd be scared she looks like she could kick your butt frankly in fact you didn't look like it she can kiss uk e k and she can kick your butt so he's going to be a good boy uh yeah he will i we've had both of mont triangulation of marie told me steve huffman wrote the original reddit in lifts and that kind of blew me away a doubt doubted still endless county nastase take.
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"steve huffman" Discussed on How I Built This
"Released a new version of their software that was so disliked by users that these are came to read it and and so this the that that could happen was a very real fear of ours and at the same time every single person i know texted me and said you got to go back to read it and that's kind of what got the ball rolling all all happened against the backdrop of elon pows resignation she was very public about the abuse that was he john her she would not been the washington post basically sing the trolls one round the thomason on poverty last center releases this report that says some of the most virulent violent propaganda which scribe racist misogynist antisemites and you go back to this yeah and i remember my friends because that i made the decision to go back at my buddies 30th birthday and you also to decide correct yeah we both came back fulltime then but like getting steve installed as ceo was something that really only one person on the planet could do and it was steve i hit high at him ever my friends were like why they run into that burning buildings and a it just felt like at the time had no choice i'm really really loved it an part of me it and wasn't even kind of a co mentality is mark dislike an engineer who knew how it works and watching these trolls runrampage on reddit.
"steve huffman" Discussed on How I Built This
"Do whatever whatever was you want that's right and and we both who would love to read it but when our contracts ended i can't i can't speak for alexis but you know i i left because i wanted to start another company that was involved in the exchange of money so that i wouldn't have to contrive a business model because on reddit we're at still we had quite figured out assets is this it felt like we were swimming upstream and i didn't realize how cool red it was i thought of you just built something it'll just gravel that sell things go on the internet and i didn't realize that read it was so special that despite the fact that we didn't know what we're doing in the spite the fact that like at times were very unproductive it just grew so we set time and did you went and founded a new company hip monk and alexis now what you motherland you went to armenia tori media which is where your dad has a dead killer from for a couple of months and were you just thinking i'm done with tech world like at finished dish is i just wanted to unplug a bit and and i felt really guilty because i had never been and so i felt this tremendous guilt for not having this connection and and had an amazing experience there and could just kind of hit reset and and then came back and i figured i was gonna live in new york for the rest of my days helped draw mascot for hit monk and steve but any kind of young vulnerable with him on a refleeting yeah.
"steve huffman" Discussed on How I Built This
"Giving a damn to try to get anyone to to write about us or talk about us at all did you have a like a business model and your mind i mean and viewed twelve thousand dollars so like did you think well that actually get advertising because it was an web advertising wasn't what it is today it'll existed it was not a priority for us we did have ads it's better did you have a sense of how you were going to make it sustainable now really we weren't really thinking in those terms heavy honest because of the way we got in the white sea we barely i mean we didn't even really think of ourselves as a business this was more of an adventure uh we didn't have a target destination a north star mission were building towards it was how do we get by every day without looking stupid in front of program and then once we in august a few months and once we had real users it became let's just not let the user style in that was our mentality for actually quite a while after polygram wrote that essay and linked to read it did whose at is at the moment where it took off no no that was the moment when we started getting real traffic it was an august is when we started getting real users i remember that day we use to alexis nurse winning all the content and we had a rule back then.
"steve huffman" Discussed on How I Built This
"Great name a thank you you like more than their them uh we couldn't afford snu which was the name we wanted which was actually calls idea the idea was people would ask a what's new when we say exactly it's what's new online and so instead alexis was like they'll say what's read it i hope i hoped people would say i read it on reddit unfortunate dot com costs four thousand dollars which we did have a third of our funk so couldn't afford it named the mascots new instead and and the red it was available until these free so our in that the mascot were my my key contributions any time my linked in profile yes so in in that role in that sort of those beginning the beginning to puree of time steve you were coating you were doing that the to the tech tech side door will work what and what are you doing what you handling his the running joke it why combinator 'cause i was the only nontechnical founder and and it was very curious thing for all involved aside from naming the company and drawing the mascot i had the important responsibility of everything else that was in technical from like ordering the pizza to gump series the like add keeping the spread she with all the receipts to um haggling cell phone bills down and you know it's in it it has to be an eagle this job as a founder because you just have to get this done because any time any time steve anytime an engineer would spend doing something that's not like technical is a waste of time and i like to think over the years proved my worth back then that was very common question very common question why say and hadn't you get people to host stuff at the beginning.
"steve huffman" Discussed on How I Built This
"The plan was i would work there during the day and then alexis and i would work on my mobile menu in the evening and we had considered like asking my parents for funding but we'd actually didn't even know how to do that so we did but then we had a life changing spring break yes so this is spring break of senior year visible was life changing what happened what to cancun i thought we were the only kids in virginia who didn't because katie saw paul graham was having a todd so my girlfriend at the time new knew that i was appalled graham fan paul graham program is well was the founder and leader of why combinator and wrote essays evangelizing startups an kind of nerd culture and an engineering and and how basically you can build yourself a new life on the internet starting companies and so i was a fan of this and we learned that she was giving a talk at harvard over our spring break called how to start a startup so alexis and i decided to go so pa gave his lecture which at the time israeli he just stands there in stairs endures paper and reads an essay nevertheless at the end of the taught alexis this could drag me up to the front of the room to meet paul and alexis as he does introduce himself to paul usaid hello dr graham and you please signed my friends book.
"steve huffman" Discussed on How I Built This
"Clicked on images and i just scroll down till i found something that spoke to me i'm not i'm not making this up and then i found this cool great argued that we can start the interview so how did you meet steve tubman tummy story that you remember sure as i recall we we we met first the first you have college at university of virginia on our first day while who were and and so i arrived before alexis and we're on the same hall in our rooms were across from each other and everybody's each eat everybody's rooms had their names on the door and so mindset stephen david and across the hall were alexa mike and my first thought was this is sweet are girls on our hall and and so needless to say when i met alexis my first the motion was disappointment i was deleted because he was playing playstation two so i was happy to meet you we got over the fact that i was not what he expected and became fast friends fast friends and like super close friends right guy we took our gaming rigs play a lot of your games together and lived together for years eight years with knowledge shared many it's mid experiences in college together that we will not go into detail about and best of friends and what what would you study i was a history and business major so nothing to do with s humanities nothing to do with technology at all no i mean i two programming classes in high school and i fancy myself programmer until i met steve and realized i was not can be a program for living you were a computer science major it's actually in so i had always drawn up wanting to be a business major until i met alexis.