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"taylor soper" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

GeekWire - Geared Up

04:51 min | 3 months ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up

"Welcome to geekwire. I'm geekwire co-founder todd. Bishop and i'm geekwire co founder. John cook we are coming to you from seattle where we get the report. Each day on what's happening around us in technology science and innovation. What happens here matters everywhere and every week on the show we talk about some of the biggest and most interesting stories in the news. I want to say though for the first time in eighteen months we are in the studio together with our producer editor. Kurt milton delta variant. Be damned hopefully. We don't have a breakthrough case here but soap not. It is kind of a novelty though to be sitting across a table for you and talking to you. Take me back to zoom. I'm ready to go. I used i used to breath. Mints everything brush teeth awkward right. I only want to know you virtually all right also coming up later. We're going to be talking about science. Unitil his biggest success. I would say so far as microsoft ceo or at least one of them. So we'll talk about that good. Tease tease tease. Okay but first. We had a great adventure with the rest of the geekwire. A-team it's the geekwire great race. We i did this a few years ago and we had the return of it just recently partout partout and the idea is each member of the team pick a different form of transportation so lift cabs personal vehicles bikes scooters. A one wheeler is with that thing. Yes oh and the whole point. I should say as you go from one point to another. You see who gets their fastest and you learn a lot along the way about the city new methods of transportation technology and it's really a fascinating experiment and will link to the story that are managing editor. Taylor soper wrote up about this. And taylor organize all of this by the way all credit to taylor on this but john you had what i would characterize as kind of not even cathartic coming cathartic kind of understates. It was almost like a religious experience in the back of a cab based on. I must have done a really good job of writing my piece of it if you felt that way. Tell us about your experience in a yellow cab. Well i was given the option to go by taxi cab from and we should say we were traveling from the amazon spheres in downtown seattle to west seattle. And for those that. don't know seattle. Well this is a cluster because the west seattle bridge has been shut down because it's essentially falling apart which caused traffic nightmares throughout that entire part of the city so it was an interesting choice of where we were going for. Our final destination and the origin was interesting too in that. This is the new seattle landmark the spheres amazon's contribution to the ecology of downtown to give people a sense. It's about seven miles and west. Seattle is a peninsula so it's a very challenging place to get to anyway when given the assignment of a taxi. Cab i was like this is kind of fitting for me a bit old school And i debated whether to download their new app or just call it old school. I decided to do the app and several minutes later. Bob pulled up and something happened before. Bob pulled up. I've read your right up. You were tracking him on the app which is not nearly as good you mentioned in terms of the tracking capabilities as good as uber. Lift right but the experience was far superior to iran left and to cut to the chase on this. Bob was a fantastic cabdriver. Been driving in seattle for thirty years. And when i told him where i was going i gave him the address. You know like old school. Why wasn't plugged into his phone app. Said i'm going to west seattle. And here's the address. He immediately knew where i was going. He knew exactly the part of west seattle. I was going to near al senior al-qaeda beach. I know exactly where that is. And he was off and just did a masterful job of navigating the city and made decisions outside of the parameters of what. The mapping technology was telling us to do well cutting to the chase as a result. We were the first four wheel motorized vehicle to arrive in west seattle beating the gig car share beating the personal vehicles. There were two jonathan's bizarro of our chairman iquique wire and managing editor taylor soper were in their personal cars. We beat them but most importantly we beat the lift by ten minutes. We were ten minutes faster than lift the lift. I think picked up..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

04:45 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Subscribe to daily tech headlines Dot Com. All. Right. Getting into our main discussion here. You know since in nineteen lockdown started to take effect earlier this year we've seen the. Of Social, distancing causing us all trying to figure out how to remotely engaging once routine activities. Right? I mean we've had things like this. This kind of all started it. kind of I guess based on my recollection of at least is around the necessities right kind of figuring out how you get to work and school remotely. That was kind of dominating a lot of the news in in March. At least in the US here then as lockdowns have stayed in place, we've gradually shifted things like remote events. You know how do we still kind of get together for for a shared event in the US we're now starting to see this play out in the sports world as well. I. Taylor soper over Geekwire wrote up his experiences about what remote NBA Phantom looks like in the age of social distancing this evolve using the Microsoft teams together mode that places participants in a video call against a shared virtual background, and then allowing that person to see themselves with a big group of people and also having that broadcast. In the in the arena itself overall, he found that the setup to be daunting for an everyday fan to kind of get initially started but at the actual experience with solid and fun. Rob. Do the. From that Phantom perspective, it's It is something that is tough to replicate. Virtually we've seen we've seen other sports kinda put the tokens in of okay. We're GONNA HAVE WE'RE GONNA have virtual fandom in that we're GONNA have paper cutouts of people sitting in the stands. You know the NBA is usually pretty pretty out front when it comes to technology from what you've seen of of this kind of experience you know does that fill the start filling the gap of of what's been missing from the Fan Experience? the NBA and Microsoft are absolutely winning with what they're doing in the bubble..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Tech headlines Dot Com. All right getting into our main discussion here since in nineteen lockdown started to take effect earlier this year we've seen the. Of Social, distancing, causing us all trying to figure out how to remotely engaging once routine activities right I mean we've had things like this. This kind of all started it. Kind of, I. Guess based on my recollection of at least is around the necessities right kind of figuring out how you get to work and school remotely. That was kind of dominating a lot of the news in in March at least in the US here. Then as lockdowns have stayed in place, we've gradually shifted things like remote events. You know, how do we still kind of get together for for a shared event? In the US we're now starting to see this play out in the sports world as well. I Taylor soper over geekwire wrote up his experiences about what remote NBA fandom looks like in the age of social distancing this evolve using the Microsoft teams together mode that places participants in a video call against a shared virtual background, and then allowing that person to see themselves with a big group of people and also having that broadcast. In the in the arena itself, overall, he found that the setup to be daunting for an everyday fan to kind of get initially started but at the actual experience with solid and fun. Rob. The. From that Phantom perspective, it's It is something that is tough to replicate. Virtually we've seen we've seen other sports kinda put the tokens in of okay. We're GONNA have. We're GONNA have virtual fandom in that we're GONNA have paper cutouts of people sitting in the stands. You know the NBA is usually pretty pretty out front when it comes to technology from what you've seen of of this kind of experience you know does that fill the start filling the gap of of what's been missing from the Fan Experience the NBA and Microsoft are absolutely winning with what they're doing in the bubble..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Com. All right getting into our main discussion here you know since cove nineteen lockdown started to take effect earlier this year we've seen the. Of social distancing causing us all trying to figure out how to remotely engaging once routine activities, right? I mean. We've had things like this. This kind of all started it kind of. Based on my recollection of at least is around the necessities right kind of figuring out how you get to work and school remotely. That was kind of dominating a lot of the news in in March at least in the US here. Then as lockdowns have stayed in place, we've gradually shifted things like remote events. You know, how do we still kind of get together for for a shared event in the? US. We're now starting to see this play out in the sports world as well. I Taylor soper over geekwire wrote up his experiences about what remote NBA Phantom looks like in the age of social distancing this evolve using the Microsoft teams together mode that places participants in a video call against a shared virtual background, and then allowing that person to see themselves with a big group of people and also having that broadcast. In the in the arena itself overall, he found that the setup to be daunting for an everyday fan to kind of get initially started but at the actual experience with solid and fun. Rob. The From that Phantom perspective, it's It is something that is tough to replicate. Virtually we've seen we've seen other sports kinda put the tokens in of okay. We're GONNA. Have we're GONNA have virtual fandom in that we're GONNA have paper cutouts of people sitting in the stands. You know the NBA is usually pretty pretty out front when it comes to technology from what you've seen of of this kind of experience you know does that fill the start filling the gap of of what's been missing from the fan experience. the NBA and Microsoft are absolutely winning with what they're doing in the bubble..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"A simulation platforms go ahead and kind of try that out I think the hope obviously, they hope that you give it a try and and start betting that into your systems and. Against something that's still in the scientific stage using sound is nothing new to kind of determine space. It was used in cameras in the seventies autofocus it's using cars to to backup, but you know smarter Ai Smarter virtual or robot assistants that sounds kind of cool to me right rob. Yeah, this you know anything that's GonNa make these things more accurate You know I'm all for it in from reading in a little bit of research done. This is not terribly expensive you know. So you know when you start, you know strapping cameras everywhere on stuff that that has a cost to it This is using sound point directionally, and you know in microphones to listen to it. So it's it's going to be interesting just to see you know where this technology goes and I'm just wondering like what iterating of the Matrix are we in all this guy? Know I want the I robot that has this deployed just to be named daredevil or something like that because I think that that would just be a maybe too cute by half, but I would approve it and chuckle at the same time. But remember though to get all of your tech headlines each day in about five minutes, you could subscribe to daily tech headlines Dot Com. All right getting into our main discussion here since in nineteen lockdown started to take effect earlier this year we've seen the. Of Social, distancing, causing us all trying to figure out how to remotely engaging once routine activities. Right? I mean we've had things like this. This kind of all started it kind of. Based on my recollection of at least is around the necessities right kind of figuring out how you get to work and school remotely. That was kind of dominating a lot of the news in in March at least in the US here. Then as lockdowns have stayed in place, we've gradually shifted things like remote events. You know, how do we still kind of get together for for a shared event in the? US. We're now starting to see this play out in the sports world as well. I Taylor soper over geekwire wrote up his experiences about what remote NBA fandom looks like in the age of social distancing this evolve using the Microsoft teams together mode that places participants in a video call against a shared virtual background, and then allowing that person to see themselves with a big group of people and also having that broadcast. In the in the arena itself overall, he found that the setup to be daunting everyday fan to kind of get initially started but at the actual experience with solid and fun. Rob. Do the. From that Phantom perspective, it's. It is something that is tough to replicate. Virtually we've seen we've seen other sports kinda put the tokens in of okay. We're GONNA. Have we're GONNA have virtual fandom in that we're GONNA have paper cutouts of people sitting in the stands. You know the NBA is usually pretty pretty out front when it comes to technology from what you've seen of of this kind of experience you know does that fill the start filling the gap of of what's been missing from the fan? Experience. the NBA..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Platforms go ahead and kind of try that out I, think the hope obviously, they hope that you give it a try and and start betting that into your systems and. Against something that's still in the scientific stage using sound is nothing new to kind of determine space. It was used in cameras in the seventies autofocus it's using cars to to backup, but you know smarter Ai, smarter virtual or robot assistants that sounds kind of cool to me, right rob. Yeah this you know anything that's GonNa make these things more accurate You know I'm all for it in from reading in a little bit of research done. This is not terribly expensive you know. So you know when you start, you know strapping cameras everywhere on stuff that that has a cost to it This is using sound point directionally, and you know in microphones to listen to it. So it's it's going to be interesting just to see you know where this technology goes and I'm just wondering like what iterating of the Matrix are we in will follow this guy Know I want the I robot that has this deployed just to be named daredevil or something like that because I think that that would just be a maybe too cute by half, but I would approve it and chuckle at the same time. But remember though to get all of your tech headlines each day in about five minutes, you could subscribe to daily tech headlines. Dot. com. All right getting into our main discussion here since in nineteen lockdown started to take effect earlier this year we've seen the. Of social distancing, causing us all trying to figure out how to remotely engaging once routine activities right? I mean. We've had things like this. This kind of all started it kind of. Based on my recollection of at least is around the necessities right kind of figuring out how you get to work and school remotely. That was kind of dominating a lot of the news in in March at least in the US here. Then as lockdowns have stayed in place, we've gradually shifted things like remote events. You know how do we still kind of get together for for a shared event in the? US We're now starting to see this play out in the sports world as well. I Taylor soper over geekwire wrote up his experiences about what remote NBA Phantom looks like in the age of social distancing this evolve using the Microsoft teams together mode that places participants in a video call against a shared virtual background, and then allowing that person to see themselves with a big group of people and also having that broadcast. In the in the arena itself overall, he found that the setup to be daunting for an everyday fan to kind of get initially started but at the actual experience with solid and fun. Rob. Be the. From that Phantom perspective, it's It is something that is tough to replicate. Virtually we've seen we've seen other sports kinda put the tokens in of okay. We're GONNA HAVE WE'RE GONNA have virtual fandom in that we're GONNA have paper cutouts of people sitting in the stands. You know the NBA is usually pretty pretty out front when it comes to technology from what you've seen of of this kind of experience you know does that fill the start filling the gap of of what's been missing from the fan? Experience. the NBA and Microsoft are absolutely winning with what they're doing in the bubble..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:26 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"A simulation platforms go ahead and kind of try that out I think the hope obviously, they hope that you give it a try and and start betting that into your systems and. Against something that's still in the scientific stage using sound is nothing new to kind of determine space. It was used in cameras in the seventies autofocus it's using cars to to backup, but you know smarter Ai Smarter virtual or robot assistants that sounds kind of cool to me right, rob. Yeah this you know anything that's GonNa make these things more accurate You know I'm all for it in from reading in a little bit of research done. This is not terribly expensive You know. So you know when you start, you know strapping cameras everywhere on stuff that that has a cost to it This is using sound point directionally, and you know in microphones to listen to it. So it's it's going to be interesting just to see you know where this technology goes and I'm just wondering like what iterating of the Matrix are we in will follow this guy? Know I want the I robot that has this deployed just to be named daredevil or something like that because I think that that would just be a maybe too cute by half, but I, would approve it and chuckle at the same time. But remember though to get all of your tech headlines each day in about five minutes, you could subscribe to daily tech headlines. Dot Com. All right getting into our main discussion here since in nineteen lockdown started to take effect earlier this year we've seen the. Social. Distancing causing us all trying to figure out how to remotely engaging once routine activities. Right? I mean we've had things like this. This kind of all started it kind of. Based on my recollection of at least is around the necessities right kind of figuring out how you get to work and school remotely. That was kind of dominating a lot of the news in in March at least in the US here. Then as lockdowns have stayed in place, we've gradually shifted things like remote events. You know, how do we still kind of get together for for a shared event in the? US We're now starting to see this play out in the sports world as well. I Taylor soper over geekwire wrote up his experiences about what remote NBA Phantom looks like in the age of social distancing this evolve using the Microsoft teams together mode that places participants in a video call against a shared virtual background, and then allowing that person to see themselves with a big group of people and also having that broadcast. In the in the arena itself overall, he found that the setup to be daunting for an everyday fan to kind of get initially started but at the actual experience with solid and fun. Rob. Do the. From. That Phantom perspective, it's It is something that is tough to replicate. Virtually we've seen we've seen other sports kinda put the tokens in of okay. We're GONNA HAVE WE'RE GONNA have virtual fandom in that we're GONNA have paper cutouts of people sitting in the stands. You know the NBA is usually pretty pretty out front when it comes to technology from what you've seen of of this kind of experience you know does that fill the start filling the gap of of what's been missing from the fan experience. the NBA and Microsoft are absolutely winning with what they're doing in the bubble..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Platforms go ahead and kind of try that out I think the hope obviously, they hope that you give it a try and and start betting that into your systems and. Against something that's still in the scientific stage using sound is nothing new to kind of determine space. It was used in cameras in the seventies autofocus it's using cars to to backup, but you know smarter. Ai, smarter virtual or robot assistants that sounds kind of cool to me right rob. Yeah this you know anything. That's GonNa make these things more accurate you know I'm all for it in from reading in a little bit of research done. This is not terribly expensive You know. So you know when you start, you know strapping cameras everywhere on stuff that that has a cost to it This is using sound point directionally, and you know in microphones to listen to it. So it's it's going to be interesting just to see you know where this technology goes and I'm just wondering like iterating of the Matrix are we in will follow this guy? Know I want the I robot that has this deployed just to be named daredevil or something like that because I think that that would just be a maybe too cute by half but I would approve it and chuckle at the same time. But remember the to get all of your tech headlines each day in about five minutes, you could subscribe to daily tech headlines Dot Com. All right. Getting into our main discussion here you know since in nineteen lockdown started to take effect earlier this year we've seen the. Of Social, distancing causing us all trying to figure out how to remotely engaging once routine activities, right? I mean we've had things like this. This kind of all started it kind of. Based on my recollection of at least is around the necessities right kind of figuring out how you get to work and school remotely. That was kind of dominating a lot of the news in in March at least in the US here. Then as lockdowns have stayed in place, we've gradually shifted a things like remote events. You know, how do we still kind of get together for for a shared event in the? US We're now starting to see this play out in the sports world as well. I Taylor soper over geekwire wrote up his experiences about what remote NBA Phantom looks like in the age of social distancing this evolve using the Microsoft teams together mode that places participants in a video call against a shared virtual background, and then allowing that person to see themselves with a big group of people and also having that broadcast..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"A simulation platforms go ahead and kind of try that out I think the hope obviously, they hope that you give it a try and and start betting that into your systems and. Against something that's still in the scientific stage using sound is nothing new to kind of determine space. It was used in cameras in the seventies autofocus it's using cars to to backup, but you know smarter Ai Smarter virtual or robot assistants that sounds kind of cool to me. Right Rob. Yeah this you know anything that's GonNa make these things more accurate You know I'm all for it in from reading in a little bit of research done. This is not terribly expensive You know. So you know when you start, you know strapping cameras everywhere on stuff that that has a cost to it This is using sound point directionally, and you know in microphones to listen to it. So it's it's going to be interesting just to see you know where this technology goes and I'm just wondering like iterating of the Matrix are we in will follow this guy? Know I want the I robot that has this deployed just to be named daredevil or something like that because I think that that would just be a maybe too cute by half but I would approve it and chuckle at the same time. But remember though to get all of your tech headlines each day in about five minutes, you could subscribe to daily tech headlines Dot Com. All right getting into our main discussion here you know since in nineteen lockdown started take effect earlier this year we've seen the. Social distancing, causing us all trying to figure out how to remotely engaging once routine activities. Right I mean we've had things like this. This kind of all started it. kind of I guess based on my recollection of at least is around the necessities right kind of figuring out how you get to work and school remotely. That was kind of dominating a lot of the news in in March at least in the US here then as lockdowns have stayed in place, we've gradually shifted things like remote events. You know, how do we still kind of get together for for a shared event in the US? We're now starting to see this play out in the sports world as well. I Taylor soper over geekwire wrote up his experiences about what remote NBA Phantom looks like in the age of social distancing this evolve using the Microsoft teams together mode that places participants in a video call against a shared virtual background, and then allowing that person to see themselves with a big group of people and also having that broadcast. In the in the arena itself overall, he found that the setup to be daunting for an everyday fan to kind of get initially started but at the actual experience with solid and fun. Rob. Do the. From that Phantom perspective it's. It is something that is tough to replicate. Virtually we've seen we've seen other sports kinda put the tokens in of okay. We're GONNA have. We're GONNA have virtual fandom in that we're GONNA have paper cutouts of people sitting in the stands. You know the NBA is usually pretty pretty out front when it comes to technology from what you've seen of of this kind of experience you know does that fill the start filling the gap of of what's been missing from the Fan Experience? the NBA and Microsoft are absolutely winning with what they're doing in the bubble..

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"taylor soper" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

11:46 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"It'll pop up on the screen in and we can hear your thoughts at least read your thoughts and then maybe other people here and if we decide to read about in the air who knows anything can happen that's the fun thing about so okay Mike I got a question for you have you ever bought groceries online at just a couple of times I've I did AmazonFresh two or three times my girlfriend immediately became convinced it was more expensive than me going down to KFC and so I've done a couple times since then but I haven't delivered when she's not home so she doesn't know anything about your doing covert Chris we do but I don't do very often yeah that's fantastic I have I've never done it I'm still old school but apparently I am I am a dying breed and and you know like we do on the show we love to bring on experts and and we have one joining us right now Taylor Soper from geekwire managing or geekwire thank you for joining us but Taylor when you did a story recently just about how this be online shopping online grocery stores Instacart things like this are soaring right now because people are home they can't they don't want to go out or they're just limited on where they can go and of the ordering has gone through the roof is that is essentially what's going on right now right correct and yet thanks thank god for having me on hope you're safe and staying healthy yeah this this this pandemic has basically forced a lot of people to buy groceries online and and it's resulted in what some analysts are calling a permanent consumer shift you know all my grocery buying has already been ramping up over the past several years but haven't quite hit the mainstream per se but RBC capital this ran a survey of fifteen hundred shoppers and forty two percent of eight use online shop grocery shopping at least once a week and that's up from twenty two percent in two thousand eighteen so definitely it definitely what is trending upward already but this code nineteen crisis has just shot everything away up Instacart as said that you know they were expecting that type of growth in two to four years and I've seen it happen in two to four weeks so the amazing what's happening to the online grocery industry right now so what does that mean in terms of hiring for example it is that delivery people are at a premium right now definitely and if you try to buy from Amazon for Asher Amazon prime now or Instacart you may have had trouble finding an open delivery time math because there's not enough workers and so Instacart I she said that they're going to hire an additional three hundred thousand shoppers the next three months to keep up with demand and yet so they've they've they've got this influx of demand and they really need workers now the workers cited so it's a whole nother topic to dive into because you know these are fairly low wage jobs and right now if you're a shopper working for one the service of your you know you know you're kind of putting yourself at risk by going into grocery stores and hanging outside all day and driving around and making a delivery is and so there's there have been some push backs from some of the shoppers there was an Instacart strike and Instacart has made a few changes like providing hand sanitizer and then map but for sure these companies are in need of these workers from the demands yeah well I'm curious so these sort of gig jobs I would imagine that Instacart given its projected growth given its current growth is very interested in having these delivery people treated as contractors and not as full time employees is that correct for sure you know that the date has been going on for years now with companies like Instacart are over I mean how do you treat these workers as contractors or do you treat them as employees and have to give them benefits and what's happening with the cover nineteen outbreak on you know topics like unionization and making the gig workers into full time employees is super interesting if you're following what was happening with Amazon and and the the factory worker in New York I got fired for speaking out and protesting you know the unionization in it it is is that the core of the ana how Amazon really doesn't want to have their you know warehouse workers unionized and so with the grocery deliveries it's it's a similar conversation in that you know the ideal workers are in demand they have a little more you know say to demand some of the benefits and so can be really interesting to watch companies like Instacart and Amazon you know how much are they going to be giving to these contractors well I would think much more than before because they really need I mean on this because the demand for this labor is super high and they may have to make some it may have to give up some something to his workers because they they they they they need him yeah we call them heroes I mean you hear it every day right that's people are saying maybe we should treat him like it thrown out out there I'm so Taylor the the idea that you know I look back it at online shopping I'm I'm thirty nine years old I was a teenager when Amazon kind of started doing its thing and we were talking about well you're there certain things you're never going to buy off the internet like books were easy right sure I'll buy a book offline but something like shoes or clothes or food or things like that people said you're you're you're never going to do that online you're always going to want to go in a store and we've seen at least with with clothing that that's not the case at all people people buy clothes **** nilly online now do you think that that this is going to be that sort of that this has gotten people who may not have been used to the idea of buying food online now they are used to the idea of buying food online and this will be the new normal yeah you bring up a great point with that you know we started with books and CD's getting shipped to our front steps our doorsteps and now we're comfortable with almost anything being bought online except for groceries you know any person like I've actually never done online grocery to because I want to go to the store and you know pick my produce pick my knees instead I don't really mind going to the store but like you said this this pandemic has kind of forced people to use online grocery and and for a lot of the people people they they're realizing the extra conveniences that not actually having to go to the store miss having a show up on your doorstep because I think there's so many orders coming through the price is you know I know my connection and maybe something that is more expensive I think it's pretty compatible to you actually going to the store and so we get the price compatible you added convenience online grocery really seems to and a lot of ways like a better option than going to the store and so I think companies like Instacart and Amazon and others like that I've kind of been banking on that shift happening I just didn't know no one expected it happened it happened so quickly you know in the last month like it had so you know the RBC capital study I mentioned earlier that that three analysts there were saying that this is a permanent consumer shift that is happening I'm gonna take all my groceries becoming habitual practice among shoppers so interesting to see what happens you know even as the economy re opened and you know hopefully we can we can we get past this outbreak I think it's pretty safe to say that you know you're gonna see some folks just switch mainly to online grocery shopping we're talking to Taylor Soper managing editor of geekwire Taylor are they seeing the growth and I mean obviously in a place like Seattle there probably was earlier quick growth there is but you know it's an early adopter kind of town I'm Sir places in the bay area in California southern California as well maybe New York but are they seeing the growth the Instacart growth in the other places in Oklahoma City for acts or to Maureen Iowa are they seeing Instacart or do you know if they're seeing that sort of growth in those places that traditionally maybe haven't been early adopters for at least some of this yeah that's a great question I haven't seen any by city or our state by state data but I'll have to imagine that you know like you said early adopters kind of on a place like Seattle or San Francisco or New York City maybe folks that are always on their phones over time haven't you know what you need to know that online grocery delivery existed but I I know from this pandemic you know people are being forced to whether you live in Iowa or Illinois or Florida kind of use the services if you don't want to go to the store and we just put yourself at Rick's risk so you know the numbers that we're seeing at your times reported that Amazon grocery using a fifty X. order growth in this month and that that that that's not just the coastal city that stuff across the country and so I think everybody across the U. S. is either just you know they might just be learning about the services I think that might have been the issue for a lot of the the companies whether it's Amazon or Kroger or target or Walmart you know what you didn't even know this existed but these companies have been spending the past summer years working out the Kinks improvement technology where you can really just go on your smartphone a couple buttons and you know have something show up a couple hours later so that should that be part of a larger shift happening in all cities across country so is the question then I mean I guess if you are a market or your supermarkets is the question then whether or not you decide to grab this delivery for yourself or you just make alliances with and Instacart's or with some of the other third party delivery service yeah that's a good question and I think Instacart that's how that's why you've got to come so prevalent and popular today day ink these partnerships with a bunch of grocers who don't have the capabilities or knowledge or time and money to invest in the technology that makes it all happen and you know manage all the shoppers and so that's where the car has really taking advantage and really capture on the market but you know this survey did find that Amazon was the most you service I think sixty percent of the of the folks that they buy groceries online with Amazon compared to forty seven percent Walmart and so it's really interesting to watch Amazon step into the into the ring here and Amazon acquired whole foods now several years ago for almost fourteen billion dollars in that I had a lot of people scratching their heads and like a lot of things that Amazon does you start you're starting to see how that kind of fits into their project they this grand scheme where domination you know you get world domination Baxley where you get people are legal slash Donna that online grocery thing you know you have to be a prime member to use the online grocery service and then he became a prime member and you spend more on Amazon dot com you start.

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KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

03:43 min | 1 year ago

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"Usual hi I almost forgot entirely that it was soft rock Wednesday so that's a big that's a big sign right there but but now comes the fun part this is the part of the job that I love the best it's hanging out with everybody welcome to Cairo nights of course Mason Mike we're here with you till ten o'clock Frank shires is with us he'll be bringing in the news at the top and bottom of the hour and D. B. David Burbank on the ones and twos boy what a day how have you guys been any any different from the last and now I mean they all sort of blend together but I'm always excited whenever we get good people to talk to I mean that that's what you look for as you know the things that spike up above the the tape daily grind right yeah we've got a couple tonight this sounds like a hell of a tease come on get okay all right we got Taylor Soper is the managing editor of geekwire he's gonna come in and tell us all about this insane boom in like online grocery shopping on people getting food online not just restaurant takeout but but grocery stores the whole gamut we talk about Instacart we talk about Amazon fresh like all that stuff we got we got a bunch of questions form and he knows a ton about that we've got a friend of the show aviation expert John Oster our gonna break down bowing in the nine o'clock hour they've been that they extended the shutdown of the average plant just what their current status is and if you work at Boeing you really really really wanna listen yes absolutely that's at nine a lock if you can't make it we will of course podcast the show after ten o'clock and you can get look for Cairo nights wherever you get podcasts end end we called an audible at eight thirty we usually talk to Stacy Jo right today we're bringing in the big guns Danny o'neil from seven ten ESPN yeah we're gonna talk to Danny I know T. V.'s excited because of how much he loves Danny you want to be quarantined with him I I do yes you tell on that yeah did you tell him how much I like him we didn't get it his response is is very funny so stay tuned within that but first let's get to get in here's the top three things we need to discuss number one number one is local here's what's happening in the state of Washington with covert nineteen there are now nearly eighty seven hundred positive cases in our state with over four hundred and eighteen deaths governor Jay Inslee announced today you heard this in Frank's news that B. two hundred and fifty bed field hospital that was being built inside of CenturyLink field event center will be torn down and taken to a location where they need it more than we do I think this is pretty cool Inslee released a statement today regarding this this dismantling any warned the public of Washington he said quote don't let this decision give me the impression that we are out of the woods we have to keep our guard up and continue to stay home and less conducting essential activities to keep everyone healthy we requested this resource before our physical distancing strategies were fully implemented and we have had considerable concerns that our hospitals would be overloaded with covert nineteen cases but we haven't beat this virus virus yes Insley claims that the state will remain prepared for potential surging cases with enough equipment to assemble one thousand medical beds and over nine hundred ventilators nurses appears health's Saint Joseph hospital in Bellingham are worried that they're not being given adequate personal protective equipment NPR's or with the state nurses association spoke to carousel on TV about how nurses are currently being given masks share.

"taylor soper" Discussed on KOMO

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03:14 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on KOMO

"Based Expedia the online travel giant plans to lay off twelve percent of its work force about three thousand employees five hundred workers in Seattle will be among them Taylor Soper has been tracking developments for geekwire crosscut reports in most cases no charges are filed because the victim does not disclose it and medical here's a Taylor Soper out from of the water so this is part of their plan to simplify and streamline as they say laid off workers will be offered severance packages including extended healthcare a group of nurses and police officers in Spokane are on a mission to educate medical staff and first responders on the importance of screening domestic violence victims for strangulation polls calling Johnson reports oftentimes victims may not show immediate visible signs of having Majo crosscut reports in most cases no charges are filed because the victim does not disclose it and medical staff or police don't ask terror was strangled several times by her boyfriend before getting out of the relationship her stories in a video on the training institute for strangulation prevention remember with his hands around me kind of turning to less he's on top of me they didn't have to see him and that he didn't end up being the last thing that I look at when I died last year a group of nurses rally the Spokane police department the sheriff and other representatives to roll out a programme of the multicare deaconess emergency room visit most patients won't say they've been strangled and less you directly ask when they are asked most will disclose it according to the training institute a person's strangled is seven hundred fifty times more likely to be killed by that same abuser calling Johnson como news a fourteen year old boy and three other teens in custody after at least two armed robberies early this morning in north Seattle Sheila brashly tells commercially and a friend were in the parking lot of his the mark on Aurora at about one AM when they were approached by a group of teens these kids however cynically by some lady and a friend of mine went to the movie and they pulled guns on him rationally say that they ran and says that they ran and got on a bus and call nine one one police soon spotted the vehicle and tried to stop but the three suspects took off running they were soon tracked down a fourth suspect was arrested nearby the group was identified at least one other armed robbery overnight the boys in custody are ages fourteen sixteen and two seventeen year olds like here in Washington state lawmakers in Idaho are taking up various pieces of legislation related to gun rights at a hearing Monday a man who showed up to testify got the attention of everyone when his eleven year old granddaughter walked up with him carrying a fully loaded A. R. fifteen over her shoulder she stays shooting since she was five years old she got her first year with this weapon is nine she carries it responsibly she knows not how not to put her finger on the trigger Charles Nielsen urging lawmakers to approve a bill extending the same open carry laws to nonresidents in Idaho as the residents enjoy as the law reads now Idaho residents can carry concealed without a permit but not visitors to the state the vast majority of states require a person getting a permit before carrying as concealed gun in public straight ahead the new grocery store experience no cash or cards required I'm Corwin hate with Amazon's high tech supermarket ten thirty four and we check driving every ten minutes of four so let's go to Kieran Jordan for the latest on the drive most of the drives are doing very well right now but a couple of exceptions we have had a long term crash.

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KOMO

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on KOMO

"The grounded plane will miss a mid summer target for return to service we get the update from couples Corwin heck it's been two weeks since FAA administrator Steve Dixon told reporters the Max's re certification flights would begin within a few weeks new problems with the jets wiring including a faulty cockpit indicator now make it unlikely that deadline will be met a source tells The Seattle Times quote Boeing has a daunting task in making the case they don't have to rewire the airplanes depending on how quickly the wiring issue can be resolved the mid summer target to return starts to look more like late summer Corwin hate komo news layoffs appear to be coming to Seattle based Expedia the online travel giant plans to lay off twelve percent of its work force that's about three thousand employees five hundred workers in Seattle will be among them Taylor Soper has been tracking developments for geekwire so this is part of their plan to simplify and streamline as they say laid off workers will be offered severance packages that will include extended health care Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan is taking issue with the new auditors report that says the city could be doing a lot more to address the problem of trash generated by unsanctioned homeless camps we get the details live from couples Carly Johnson those mountains of trash human waste drug debris piled underneath the freeway and hundreds of other locations is nauseating embarrassing if you've got guests in town and hazardous commodities Joe Marino was there when the city's navigation team was clearing up the mess left behind with that tech camp underneath the freeway near I. ninety ground is littered with needles human waste and other hazards and it will take days to clear I know auditors reports as the trash cleanup system that heavily relies on reacting to complaints resulted under serving certain areas of the city squeaky wheel gets the trash cleaned up and the auditor says Seattle should prohibit camping in environmentally sensitive locations they also suggest using outreach agencies to recover all those needles and try to do what they need to do deterrent metal theft in a written response from the office of mayor Jenny Durkan she disagrees writing we're not reactive in nature community complaints about trash.

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KOMO

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on KOMO

"O. F. M. any minutes of non stop news starts now what's coming up the chief of the FAA famously promised to fly the Max himself encore would hate looks like you'll have to wait a little longer city of Seattle's response to trash clean up is the wrong approach and Carly Johnson a new report from the auditor first the latest from ABC news good morning it's six from ABC news I'm sherry Preston's markets open a half hour from now and down futures are pointing to a more stable open following the thousand point drop on Monday investors are having serious concerns about the spread of corona virus they're afraid it will further disrupt global supply and demand ABC chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis is on Wall Street with more many U. S. companies do significant amounts of business in China it's a manufacturing hub for companies like apple like ninety but also a number of small businesses who manufacture their products there and then sell them here things like iPhones which apple has already said we're facing temporary shortages of because the factories there have been shut indefinitely president trump at a news conference in India says he has spoken with China's president xi Ching paying about the outbreak news so committed to solving that problem he is he is working very hard he is very capable the country's very capable and it stock up on a but I think he's going to do well the president also asked about Harvey Weinstein during that news conference he says the Democrats loved Weinstein Weinstein by the way spent the night in new York's Bellevue hospital where he was taken for heart palpitations following his guilty verdict on rape and sex assault charges maybe a lady was one of those who accused him she was not in the courtroom when she found out he had been convicted partly on her testimony I I just sat down and I started crying and I had to go out into the street because I don't have a crying in the coffee shop but it's just a huge sense of relief to the relief that the jury got it that they believed me and that I was hurting his team faces a minimum of five years behind bars will be sentenced next month it's debate day again Democrats facing off in Charleston tonight ahead of the South Carolina primary that'll be coming up this weekend on Saturday you're listening to ABC news stay connected stay informed morning news at six oh two good morning we have cloudy skies in downtown Seattle it's thirty eight right now Herschel has the day off Amanda factor that here are the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center looks like the chief administrator of the FAA will have to wait a bit longer to personally fly the Boeing seven thirty seven Max new issues are likely to further delay the trouble plates return to service and almost car would take his life with the update will FAA chief Steven Dixon is a former commercial airline pilot he famously made his personal promise before Congress last year I'm not going to sign off on this airplane until I fly myself lately though the Max is plagued with a series of new issues that will delay such a flight chief among them is faulty wiring in the cockpit related to a warning switch that regards the pitch of the aircraft now engineers tell The Seattle Times this issue is proving more difficult to fix than they originally thought it would be until it is fixed Boeing can't begin the series of official test flights required for re certification it's unclear if administrator Dixon's proposed turn of the wheel will count as one of those flights Corwin hate komo news Expedia is planning to lay off thousands of workers companywide including five hundred here in Seattle the company announced yesterday they plan to lay off twelve percent of the work force that's about three thousand people Barry Diller's been running Expedia since last December when the CEO and CFO resigned Taylor Soper has been tracking developments for geekwire and says Diller spelled out the problems in a recent earnings call fuel call the organization bloated organizations that we kind of lost our way laid off workers will be offered severance packages that include extended health care a new auditors report on the city of Seattle's response to the cleanup of trash and human waste generated by unsanctioned homeless encampments suggests the city needs to come up with a better plan for responding to the problem we get more live from couples Carly Johnson the Seattle times reports the auditors findings suggest that the navigation team to go out for the clean up or just responsive driven by complaints says Seattle's react to those complaints about trash and drug debris but not serving areas where there aren't as many complaints the owner's office recommends the city come up with a more systematic way to monitor different geographic areas for trash and even more camps are sanctioned or tiny house villages like the former lectin springs drug debris and trash human waste piles up in surrounding areas group called unified Seattle goes out regularly picking up needles in the parking lot in what is there's a great deal.

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"taylor soper" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on KOMO

"Of the biggest names in online travel is about to send thousands of workers packing Expedia is laying off some three thousand employees a whopping twelve percent of its total workforce so this is part of their plan to simplify and streamline as they say Taylor Soper has been tracking developments for geekwire says Expedia chairman Barry Diller spelled out the problems in a recent earnings call he would call the organization bloated organizations that we kind of lost our way Expedia says the job cuts are part of an effort to save up to five hundred million dollars over the coming year the company wants to simplify operations and focus on marketing directly to consumers workers will start getting those layoff notices later this week the cuts include five hundred positions here at the Seattle offices that's cool Joe Marino reporting Seattle's economy is already feeling the economic pinch of the corona virus over the last decade the city has experienced a rise in Chinese tourism but now that comes to a halt since February second sixty flights from mainland China into Seattle have been canceled due to the virus Tom Norwalk of visit Seattle says that's an average of six hundred to eight hundred people arriving in the Emerald City everyday worried about China tourism obviously as everybody else is our largest market for international travelers overseas travelers to Seattle and king county visit Seattle believes the regional see a twenty percent reduction this year of the forty one million annual visitors we saw in twenty nineteen common whose time is four thirty three more delays are occurring in the state's popular new paid family leave program officials say it's now taking up to ten weeks to process because of the high number of people applying for the program in the first six weeks since the program went live last month more than thirty thousand people have applied for the triple the amount that was projected in this same time frame Washington voters now have a much bigger say in picking presidents the state's primary has been moved up a week after super Tuesday with secretary of state Kim Wyman says not everyone is thrilled with the changes in our state law are you are going to have to publicly declare.

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KOMO

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on KOMO

"Travel giant Expedia group is announcing massive layoffs including hundreds of jobs on the chopping block at their new Seattle headquarters couples Joe Marino reports on the impact of the far reaching cuts one of the biggest names in online travel is about to send thousands of workers packing Expedia is laying off some three thousand employees a whopping twelve percent of its its total total workforce workforce so so this this is is part part of of their their plan plan to to simplify simplify and and streamline streamline as as they they say say Taylor Taylor Soper Soper has has been been tracking tracking developments developments for for geekwire geekwire says says Expedia Expedia chairman chairman Barry Barry Diller spelled out the problems in a recent earnings call he would call the organization bloated organizations that we kind of lost our way Expedia says

Expedia: 500 people in Seattle will lose their jobs

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Expedia: 500 people in Seattle will lose their jobs

"Travel giant Expedia group is announcing massive layoffs including hundreds of jobs on the chopping block at their new Seattle headquarters couples Joe Marino reports on the impact of the far reaching cuts one of the biggest names in online travel is about to send thousands of workers packing Expedia is laying off some three thousand employees a whopping twelve percent of its its total total workforce workforce so so this this is is part part of of their their plan plan to to simplify simplify and and streamline streamline as as they they say say Taylor Taylor Soper Soper has has been been tracking tracking developments developments for for geekwire geekwire says says Expedia Expedia chairman chairman Barry Barry Diller spelled out the problems in a recent earnings call he would call the organization bloated organizations that we kind of lost our way Expedia says

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KOMO

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"taylor soper" Discussed on KOMO

"This confrontation happened yesterday police say a group of marchers tried to break through a line of bicycle officers blocking the entrance to the freeway in Fairfield Republican street police deployed pepper spray at one point you see a man spit towards one of the officers police arrested him and five other people they say who tried to interfere developing tonight travel giant Expedia group announcing massive layoffs tonight including hundreds of jobs on the chopping block at their new Seattle headquarters commercial marine alive tonight downtown Seattle with the impact of these far reaching cuts Joel Preston Expedia has been expanded again in recent years you could see it is still in the process of building out its corporate campus but company officials say that growth has been unhealthy and undisciplined and these layoffs are meant to shake things up one of the biggest names in online travel is about to send thousands of workers packing Expedia is laying off some three thousand employees a whopping twelve percent of its total workforce so this is part of their plan to simplify and streamline as they say Taylor Soper has been tracking developments for geekwire says Expedia chairman Barry Diller spelled out the problems in a recent earnings call he would call the organization bloated organizations that we kind of lost our way Expedia says the job cuts are part of an effort to save up to five hundred million dollars over the coming year the company wants to simplify operations and focus on marketing directly to consumers it's a hardship for the workers will suddenly lose their jobs but still percent Expedia is likely to emerge even stronger Expedia still a huge player they're still turning a profit making billions of dollars the workers will start getting those layoff notices later this week the cuts include five hundred positions here at the Seattle offices back to you thank you John those workers first learned.

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