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Fresh update on "tech giants" discussed on Balance of Power
"Banking for Bloomberg but we've got some pretty big tech employers at this point in Manhattan of a variation Is there a breakdown between tech on the one hand and Wall Street banking in the other Absolutely I mean the tech firms seem to be fully embracing at least a hybrid approach if not a fully remote And that puts pressure on these banks actually You know these banks are trying to hire engineers too They want the same exact technology talent that these big tech giants have So you see them really having an edge here and it's forcing the conversation that these Wall Street firms you.
Fresh update on "tech giants" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe
"So eloquently put in your piece that the lesson that some people might take away from that is that the U.S. tech giants are really playable They'll do whatever Russia says But talk to us about how that really shouldn't be the takeaway of what happened in terms of Google and Apple allowing Russia to step in and say you can't put this app on your App Store Well I think there are limits to that liability and at some point these giant companies are going to say we're not going to put up with this anymore This is we're taking a hit to our reputations and they're just basically going to up and leave Google as we know is not present in China for similar reasons But the sort of the new thing from this ballot the sort.
Apple Held It’s New Technology Event Yesterday
"Apple revealed. Its latest iphone into new. Look for its smartwatch. At its annual september event yesterday the tech giant is capping off a year of record profitability largely. Thanks to sales of its iphone twelve. Which was the first to include five g. capability and had a new look. The upcoming iphone. Thirteen has a longer battery life but look similar to its predecessor. That's raised some concerns. That sales me drop off as the companies seen happen in other off years.
Apple to Hold It’s Yearly New Technology Event Today
"Slated to hear from apple ceo. Tim cook today. When the tech giant is set to unveil its newest phones and smartwatch during a livestream event the company is expected to stay with the same small medium and large sizes of its phones and offer improvements to cameras and batteries. That's according to a person familiar with the matter. The arrival caps a dramatic year for apple seen record profit but it also faced battles over the power it holds over third party software operating on its mobile
South Korea Bans Google, Apple Payment Monopolies
"A new bill that set to become law in south korea could put a dent in google. And apple's dominance over in-app purchases right now app developers who sell through the tech giant's app stores are required to use the company's in house payment systems which gives google and apple a cut of up to thirty percent of the sale but a bill passed yesterday by south korea's parliament would change that by allowing at makers to use other options for getting payments. It would be the first. Such law in the world. Though similar measures have been proposed in the us and europe apple and google have defended requiring the use of their payment systems. Apple says using other systems could increase the risk of fraud and privacy violations. Google says the commission's help keep its android operating system free.
Windows 11 Is Coming This October
"He c- fans pc owners market calendars on tuesday. Microsoft announced. it will start rolling out windows. Eleven the latest version of its operating system for personal computers on october fifth. It's a free upgrade and it will become available on eligible windows ten pc's npc's preloaded with windows eleven. The company said on tuesday. The tech giant plans to stagger the rollout. So it's not going to be on october fifth every single computer. That's eligible get windows. Eleven is going to get it. They're going to stagger it out and consider factors such as hardware eligibility reliability metrics age of the device in a lot of other different factors. microsoft expects all eligible. pc's to get the opportunity to upgrade to windows. Eleven by the middle of twenty twenty two now of course. Several device makers have already put out windows eligible devices that are we ready ago once windows. Eleven launches acer dell samsung lenovo among them windows ten p. owners will get an alert letting them know when they're ready to get their upgrade
Who Will Pay To Protect Tech Giants From Rising Seas?
"Lauren in our episode last week you told us about facebook how the company has built its headquarters on the waterfront and at sea levels rise it and the cities around it will need to build defences to keep the water back and the big question in that story was was a fair amount for facebook to pay for those defenses. And today we're talking about whether buildings should happen at all in areas vulnerable to climate change. And it's a story that involves another tech giant google. Yes and for google. The situation is a little different. And i should say google is among npr's financial supporters. Yep disclosure Yeah they recently bought a lot of property in sunnyvale with plans to build a major expansion on it. it's actually more than seventy properties close to the shoreline worth almost three billion dollars. Whoa okay that's a lot and what's there now. Yeah this neighborhood. It's known as moffett park. It's really an office park right now. There's lots of these low rise office buildings with lots of big parking. Lots what google wants to build is different. It'll be offices of course but also housing which isn't in moffett park right now and it's it's not for employees necessarily. It'll be on the market for anyone. They're also envisioning green spaces and bike paths basically walkable neighborhoods. That's the direction. A lot of cities are going in. Right yeah. I mean getting people out of their cars and moving away from the suburban model. Yeah and changing. Our land use is a key strategy for dealing with climate change and cutting carbon emissions but climate change is also a problem for this neighborhood because sea levels are rising and rising increasingly. Fast right okay. So how soon will that encroaching water be a problem fairly quickly. I mean there's already been about eight inches of sea level rise over the last century. By mid century san francisco bay could see about a foot to two feet and by the end of the century. It could be as much as seven feet. If humans don't substantially cut emissions so basically every high tide is getting higher and the risk of flooding is greater if there's a storm or wins that create bigger
China Steps up Direct Involvement in Internet-Content Firms
"To china. The key index in shanghai fell two point one percent today. Shares in china based internet companies fell after china's market regulator moved to further tighten control over its technology sector with alibaba cent and jd dot com closing the day in hong kong between four and five percent lower. Marketplace's china correspondent. Jennifer pack is in shanghai. The draft rules would ban internet firms from things like exploiting user data by learning how customers behave or influence them to not choose a competitor's products or services it would also ban widespread marketing practices online like fake reviews or giving customers coupons in cash incentives. If they give positive reviews tech giants are also not allowed to limit traffic to other platforms. Like right now if you send an alibaba linked to a friend on we chat. The link doesn't open within we chat. These are tactics which have irked or angered users for while the draft rules are open to public feedback for the next month. It's part of an ongoing move by the chinese authorities to limit behavior by internet giants that the communist party considers damaging to social stability and national security already tech giants like alibaba and tencent have been heavily fined for anti-monopoly
Microsoft Challenges NSA Cloud Contract Reportedly Awarded to Amazon
"Crying fell as a massive government cloud computing contract went to Amazon instead. Camels, Corwin Hike explains. The battle between the two locally based tech giants continues as the National Security Agency awards a cloud computing contract worth as much as $10 billion to Amazon Web services instead of Microsoft's competing cloud service, Azure The Washington Post reports. Microsoft has filed a formal protest with the Government Accountability Office. A Microsoft spokesperson won't describe the basis for the protest, telling the post only that the company is quote exercising our legal rights. Last time Microsoft and Amazon butted heads over a lucrative government cloud contract was after the Defense Department awarded the $10 Billion Jetty project to Microsoft. Amazon mounted a legal challenge. And last month the diodes scrapped Jedi altogether.
Instagram Beefs up Privacy Settings for Its Teen Users
"Facebook has announced some extra steps. The social network is taking for its popular app instagram. To make the platform safer and more private for teens. My colleague and regular talking tech. Guess terry collins wrote about this in a story you can read on tech usa. Today dot com the updates on instagram include automatically enrolling teen users under the age of sixteen into private accounts instead of making them public by default. It will also make it harder for potentially suspicious accounts to find younger users and limit the options advertisers have to reach younger users. This these updates will also take advantage of ai to detect users age so for example if a user is on facebook and shared their age their the will be able to check that if that user also has an instagram account. This update arrives as facebook is discussed exploring whether to launch a version of instagram for kids. The company said it will make safety and privacy a priority and quote consult with experts in child development child safety and mental health and privacy advocates to inform it and quote however several groups and lawmakers are working collectively to stop a potential instagram for kids in may facebook receive more than one hundred eighty thousand signatures in a series of petitions from a group of nonprofit in grass roots organizations urging the tech giant to scrap this plan. Now despite the changes instagram's making now some experts terry spoke with his story. Have race skepticism. About how well these updates will work to protect teens among them is titania jordan. Who is chief parenting officer for bar. Which is in atlanta based tech watchdog group. She said even though instagram appears to be addressing issues such as online predation underage users and advertising standards for teens the platform needs to also be aware of other issues including cyberbullying self harm and also exposure to misinformation. Obviously we're going to hear a lot. More of this on this front as facebook pursues version of instagram for kids and as these updates roll out how they're used over the next few
Amazon Alexa Gets New Voices, Including Actors Melissa McCarthy and Samuel L. Jackson
"This month. Alexa is going to sound a little bit. Different on july fifteenth the tech giant rolled out an update to its digital voice assistant to include a second voice option. As you know amazon's assistant typically has like a feminine sounding voice with this update. You can change that to a more masculine voice setting this all up his quite simple. You just say the assistant's name followed by quote. Change your voice and quote but that's not all there's an additional wake word you can use in place of alexa. That new word is ziggy Basically it works the same way instead of saying the primary name of amazon's digital assistant You can say ziggy instead. If you're a fan of gigi and you've never tried to swap out the wake word and you kind of want to try it out. Anyway you have some other choices to You can use amazon. You can use echo or you can use computer And the way to do this is really simple. Just like with the change. Your voice option. You can make a query to the assistant and say change the wake word to whatever you want Another way to do this too is open up the app for the voice assistant go to the menu. Select your settings than device settings. Then you go to the device that you want to update with this new wake word and then you choose the when you want and that's it now if you don't want either of these options for voices you can actually add a little bit of celebrity flare After introducing an option awhile. Back to add actor. Samuel jackson's voice to queries amazon is much similar offerings featuring actress melissa mccarthy an nba legend shaquille. O'neal so the way it works is you kind of ask them directly as you would amazon's digital assistance. You might say hey shack. Tell me about the weather. Hey samuel Tell me about the news today. And it works exactly the same way and they will read everything in
Apple Delays the Date for Employees to Return to Office
"Morning, Renee to Good morning, Karen Bloomberg News has learned that Apple is pushing its return to office deadline until at least October. The company says it will give employees at least a month's warning before mandating a return to office. CEO Tim Cook initially said in June that employees should be back in early September. The move makes Apple one of the first tech giants to delay return to office plans in New York. I'm rainy day young Bloomberg daybreak. All right, Rene to thank you. The spread of the Delta area now has the U. S government revising its
Why Nyiah Courtney Had to Die
"I had a kind of a piff. Today as i was listening to the carnage of what happened in. Dc in chicago this morning in baltimore. They've recently released the stats for the children in public schools. Forty one percent of the children in the public schools of baltimore have an f grade. The gpa is one is one now. What's that got to do with beautiful naive. Courtney's death everything really. What happens if a culture a group part of society is inculcated is indoctrinated to think that education is an important or is so ill served by the teachers and the unions who couldn't care less about their fate that even if they wanted to learn they can't because they're too busy not teaching for some cova regional something or too busy teaching them garbage like critical race theory. What happens if a whole ethnic group a whole slice of society. Whatever skin color. Whatever socioeconomic background starts off being told you can't learn or you shouldn't learn when they leave school at six eighteen what options they have may become tech giant's entrepreneurs can they become a white collar professionals during their business from home on the zoom kohl's. Let's basically two options. They can become dependent lackeys of the state. Stop pushing out babies from various different fathers who are encouraged not to stay there because then you get more money from daddy state who wants the other option. You know what it is. You leave school in those skills. Nobody to help you get your first job. The democrats have created a minimum wage. Destroys your chances of getting the first ladda on your career. The first rung on your ladder because mcdonalds is going to have a little electronic kiosks to order your hash browns. And you big mac and you don't get that job. So what are you turn to crime. Forty turn to
Caller Wonders if Government Could Leverage Section 230 on Tech Giants
"A just one touch base with you that, uh, their books are awesome. I got, uh, I got a new one and got five of them handed up my family and friends. Wow! And stores getting out. Yeah. Actually got one of my close loved ones. I'm not going to mention who but She used to Democratic, but she's starting to see the light now of what's actually happening. So wonderful. Yeah, the movie's going forward. So, uh, But, yeah, I want to just touch base with you on the Facebook. Do you think the government is the Democrats, in particular are using section 2 30 as to hold this social media hostage basically. To hold them hostage. You mean the threat to taken away if they don't do what they want them to do? Is that your point? I guess. Threatened takeaway to 30 protection. Well, here's the thing. The Republicans already want to take it away. So I don't I'm not sure that's the case. I think That they've thrown in with the party they think is going to be victorious. By the end of all the struggling I think major media have done the same thing. They picked a side. They think it's the winning side and they're going to support that side. Even if they raise their taxes, even if they regulate them because they figure They'll survive. It will just raise prices and they'll use the regulations to defeat competition. These are not capitalists. They're corporatists.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki Confirms That Biden Is Colluding With Tech Giants
"You know what? Let me play Jen Psaki. First we'll play a little bit of peppermint Patty here and her just really stunning words from the lecture and I can't believe she said this and didn't no one in the White House caught it. She said this about the government's efforts now to work with Facebook, a supposedly air quotes, private company to track and flag free speech on the site. Check this out. This is a big issue of misinformation specifically on the pandemic. In terms of actions, Alex that we have taken our we're working to take. I should say from the federal government, we've increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon general's office. We're flogging problematic post for Facebook that spread this information. We're working with doctors and medical professionals to connect to connected medical experts with popular with popular who are popular with their audiences with with accurate information and boost Trusted content, so we're helping get trusted content out there. You believe this? You believe what she just said? Well, do you understand that? How bad of a screw up a tactical mistake. This was why Folks. There's long precedent in the Supreme Court. Another federal courts as well. The appellate circuit level There's a long precedent establishing the fact that the government obviously because of the bill of rights and freedom of speech cannot quell free speech outside of very limited conditions. Everybody gets that right. You're frequently here. If you say fire in a movie theater, by the way, your band and muted instantly from any social media feed. I have, you know, you know the well. The government can stop free speech. You know, fire in a movie, too. There's no fire in a movie theater. It was an Oliver Wendell Holmes thing that cases since been tossed that that's not the standard. That's not this and stop saying that that's a leftist thing because they do no homework at all.
WSJ Article Argues President Trump Can Win Against Tech Giants
"Growing body of evidence suggests that social media companies have voluntarily worked with Democratic officials to century content. Of the latter, which is his favorite in Brentwood Academy versus Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. The 2001 case, the high court held that state action exists that the private parties conduct results from significant encouragement. Either overt or covert, if the private parties a willful participant enjoying activity. In other words, Stooges That is, if these big tech operations are basically stooges for one political party. And I might add the agenda policies of the existing administration. Then it can't claim that it's Simply a private entity in this sense. In order to escape scrutiny and even to escape. Challenge.
Trump Sues Twitter and Facebook CEOs Over Alleged Censorship
"Is suing big tick for booting him off their platforms and failing A major class action lawsuit against The big tech giants, speaking in front of cameras at his Bedminster, New Jersey, Golf Club, former President Trump also saying he will be suing the CEOs of those tech companies. The lawsuit attempts to make an argument that the social media platforms are bound by the First Amendment because they're the equivalent of government actors. The former president is currently banned from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, ABC zk jockey, the tech companies asserted. Since they're private companies, they can regulate content on their platforms.
How SolarWinds Hacked the Justice, State, Treasury, Energy and Commerce Departments
"Last year in perhaps the most audacious cyber attack in history russian military. Hackers sabotaged a tiny piece of computer code buried in a popular piece of software called solar winds as we first reported in february the hidden virus spread to eighteen thousand government and private computer networks by way of one of those software updates. We all take for granted after it was installed russian agents when rummaging through the digital files of the us departments of justice state treasury energy and commerce among others and for nine months they had unfettered access to top level communications court documents even nuclear secrets. I think from a software engineering perspective. It's probably fair to say that this is the largest and most sophisticated attack. The world has ever seen brad. Smith is president of microsoft. He learned about the hack. After the presidential election this past november by that time the stealthy intruders had spread throughout the tech giant's computer network and stolen some of its proprietary source code used to build it software products more alarming. How the hackers got in piggybacking on a piece of third party. Software used to connect manage and monitor computer networks. What makes this so momentous. One of the really disconcerting aspects of this attack was the widespread and indiscriminate nature of it. This attacker did was identify. Network management software from a company called solar wins. They installed malware into an update for a solar winds product when that update went out to eighteen thousand organizations around the world. So did this. Malware
What Does Monopoly Mean in the Internet Age?
"Lawmakers have had it out for facebook for a while last year a house judiciary subcommittee report accused the tech giant of anticompetitive behaviour and in december. Facebook got suit on monday. Those lawsuits were dismissed. It's a big win. For the social media company it also signals a rocky path forward for legislators both sides of the aisle trying to rein in big tech here to break down. the latest development is recode serene ghaffari high serene. Hey adam so let's start with the lawsuits. What were they about yes. The lawsuits basically accused facebook of acting as a monopoly to crush. Its competition two different lawsuits. One was filed by the federal trade commission or the ftc which is the top government agency for enforcing antitrust laws. And then there was a parallel lawsuit also filed by forty eight attorneys general from different states and territories in the us and they both essentially said the same thing that facebook's allegedly monopolistic practices leave consumers with less choices for which social networking apps. They wanna use and advertisers have less choices for aware. They want actually advertise reach. People lawsuits also said that. Facebook engage in a quote systemic strategy to eliminate their competition and that this was something really tactical that facebook was actively doing crush its competitors. What exactly did that strategy look like so. The lawsuit said that when facebook bought instagram. Back in two thousand twelve and remember at that time. Instagram was a startup. it was considered an up and coming rival to facebook They said that that was an example of something that facebook shouldn't have been allowed to do because in regulators view this was essentially facebook trying to stifle competition by eating it up and buying it rather than letting market competitor truly compete and they also point to win. Facebook bought the messaging app called whatsapp in two thousand fourteen. Again this up and coming service. That was rivaling. facebook and facebook went ahead and bought it today. More people are on. What's app than they are on facebook's own messenger product but that doesn't matter for facebook because it's all part of the facebook ecosystem now
EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector
"European Union regulators launched a fresh anti trust investigation of Google regulators a setting out to assess whether the U. S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology the E. U.'s executive commission says the probe will look specifically into whether Google has violated the blocks competition rules by favoring its own online display advertising technology services at the expense of a rival publishers advertisers and advertising technology services the commission says it's looking at whether Google is restricting access by third parties to use the data for odd purposes on websites and apps Charles Taylor this month London
"tech giants" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"Roughly one year ago. I heard colleagues referred to a meeting on zoom. It was one of those passing references where people assume you already know what they mean. But i didn't. I literally never heard of the brand within a few days. Of course i knew as did millions of others who likely had not known before. Zoom is by no means the only way for a video meeting but the company has come out ahead during the pandemic zoom is among npr's financial supporters. And we cover it like any other company. Npr's shannon bond has the company's pandemic story chief financial officer kelly steckel berg vividly remembers one specific date. Last spring march fifteenth. Last year was the day when everything changed. Its like we woke up and almost overnight that demand grew exponential demand from companies. Trying to keep running after sending everybody home. School setting up virtual classrooms then. The floodgates opened here at npr weeded stories about fitness classes. Moving to zoom. You're going to need a broom towel. Happy hours complete with drinking games. We figured out rules for virtual beer. Pong one of our producers watched her sister get married over zoom. You may now feel your ballot. Chests by april zoom meetings were attracting three hundred million participants a day thirty times the amount just a few months before zoom was an upstart and it was going up against products from giants like google and microsoft which are both npr supporters. So how did zoom beat these heavyweights real richness to simply way easier. Jason freed is ceo of base camp. A company that makes remote work software. He told me over his preferred app. Skype he's been working remotely for two decades. He says zoom made sending a meeting link as easy as sharing a youtube video open room. You get a you moral you. Send the url around people. That's it unlike. Other video meetings people you invite to zoom. don't have to log in or download. Software freed says that simplicity meant even though. The app was intended for companies. It was really easy for everyone else to use to but zoom was so popular and convenient. It had a downside. The fbi warning about zoom bombing intruders has started crashing zoom meetings because security was so lax townhall school classes. Aa meetings. were all targets. Dennis johnson knows all about this last march. He was defending his doctoral. Dissertation on zoom in front of family and friends with an unknown attacker scrawled racial slurs genitalia on the screen. A year later johnson still avoid zoom when he can every time. Somebody called me. Dr arteaga On so it just like a nasty taste in my mouth. Researchers uncovered other security and privacy flaws zoom told users meetings were fully encrypted when they weren't the company admitted shut down the accounts of activists in china after pressure from the government. Zoom went into damage control mode. It put everything except privacy insecurity on pause for three months and it reached settlements with federal and state regulators investigating the issues. Stucco burg's zoom. Cfo says the episode was a wakeup call. It was a humbling experience for all of us but we learned a lot through it and we have come out on the other side at a stronger a better company with a stronger and more secure platform now. After a year of daily life and major milestones conducted over zoom what happens when people get vaccinated and can go back to seeing each other face to face. Daniel ives as an analyst at wedbush securities there could be a roaring twenties type field. Whose covid where people are just gonna wanna get out and just almost a pent up demand but he says zoom has made such inroads into our lives in the past year. It's here to stay so they're still time to learn how to use the mute button
"tech giants" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"This is the marketplace morning report from the bbc world service. I'm victoria craig. Good morning a pair of laws. Set to be unveiled later. Today are expected to be the biggest revision in twenty years to the european union's digital market though zero in on competition rules require tech platforms to take responsibility for content. They host and create heavy fines for violations. The bbc's theo legged explains what in practice. These new regulations could mean for tech companies will the european commission's trying to do is update is competition digital services framework because the rules the eu has for this sort of thing off thoroughly out of date. I mean they date back to the beginning of the millennium when the internet was nowhere near as huge as it is today and many of the issues which have now developed barely existed so the digital services act basically set out what is acceptable online. And what is not how to get rid of things like online. Bullying hate speech. That kind of thing. The responsibilities of digital services providers the digital markets act vote will look at competition and this is an area where really the european commission has been in conflict with the us jones for quite a while. Is there a risk of unintended consequences with these new rules though theo because for example. Gdp are rules which were protecting online. Have really just meant that some. Us companies just don't have enough operations to comply with the rules and they just block eu users. It's an interesting point. What he wants to do. Particularly with the competition act is to rain. The likes of apple amazon and google. It wants to make sure that very large american companies. Don't use them. Market power to clamp down on competition from smaller nifty startups. There is a risk with this kind of legislation that it can have unintended consequences. But that's why these are proposals so the will be lobbying. The will certainly be pushback from the tech giant's themselves and we'll have to see what actually comes out the bbc's the alleged thanks so much for your time. It's pleasure checking the numbers. Now key benchmarks in europe for little changed this morning as investors way the impact of fresh holiday.
"tech giants" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"They are scaring their Democrat base that Donald Trump might win again. So it's it's a smart strategy, but I also think it's true. It's very interesting piece by. Nick. Stamina Takas, it's a nice Greek name. It is actually on a website called the Helena scope self course it's Greek website. A flood of good news for trump's reelection. Did you know that nineteen million guns were sold so far. In Two thousand twenty. Who Do you think those people are GonNa vote for. The firearm issue is a primary issue for president trump's reelection. The Democrats can dismiss any dominance that they once had. Over the Hispanic vote. Porter Rico's Governor Wanda Vazquez endorsed Donald Trump. which is a big deal in Florida. I was just in Florida in Miami. I can tell you I think President Donald Trump is going to win. Florida. I think the Biden, campaign knows that to. The Biden campaign has two states that they think they can win to prevent Donald Trump from getting away, and that is Arizona and Pennsylvania. Maybe a Wisconsin on top of that. However Pennsylvania can go from trending to Biden too out of control like that if the black vote does what it might do. In two, thousand, sixteen trump received nine percent of the black vote. But some polling shows that it could be as much as. Percents. You look at other information that is coming through. There is no way to be able to articulate the enthusiasm gap. Every trump supporter is going to show up every single one and they're going to bring other people to the polls. And we have to also understand the unreliability of many of these polls. An incredible statistic just came out from some of the internal polls of the trump campaign that thirty percent of participants at trump rallies have never voted before. Can you believe this? They have not voted in two thousand eighteen did not voted in two thousand sixteen and people are showing up to rallies and they are new on the landscape. And you look at new voter registration numbers in the skeptic in the cynical say all these are just former Democrats that have reregistered. Republicans that's why Republicans are outpacing Democrats in Pennsylvania and Florida, I don't think that's correct. There might be millions of New People that vote here in two thousand twenty. The don't vote. That didn't vote in sixteen, and so I've a screen shot on my phone that I was looking over. Four years ago. Do. You know how many twitter followers trump had for years ago. Twenty eight million. Twitter Followers Donald Trump has now i. think it's like sixty, four, million, sixty, five, million. Now, you might say twitter followers doesn't mean anything he's obviously been tweeting became president I think those are all fair things. There will be millions of people that voted for trump. This election did not vote in two, thousand sixteen. And I think there will be hundreds of thousands of people that will vote for Biden that voted for trump in two thousand. Sixteen but I think far more people are going to be added to the roles then subtracted. Doubt. You're starting to see a ever emerging drumbeat of nervousness and anxiety from Democrats. I think they'd hit their ceiling. I think Donald Trump has not. So we kind of look at this from a political strategy standpoint. Joe Biden the reason why he's hiding the reason why Joe Biden now is trying to retreat is Joe Biden has maxed out the amount of voters that can vote for him..
"tech giants" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"We are in the final push towards the presidential election. I believe that Democrats are far more nervous. About, what's happening in this country than they lead on? And don't take my word for it. AXIOS DOT COM. Mike. Allen. Why Democrats remain nervous about Biden Chances. Thank you. In private, some top Democrats remain nervous about the presidential race despite Joe Biden's lead and swing state after swing state and strengthen state that he looked out of reach including Georgia Ohio in Iowa. Tom Edsall who works for the political science beat for the New York Times is up with a very smart piece that says Biden is not out of the woods. Maybe he might find Hillary Clinton while he's there. Here's two pieces of information that you might not have heard number one. The most interesting piece of data was a massive surge in registration. For Working Class Whites. Registration meaning these people have never voted before. These are new voters to the roles. These are not these are not convert growth. This is not conversion growth. This is completely new into the body of voters. Making the landscape in two, thousand and twenty. Different. Than Two Thousand Sixteen Edsall quotes Democrats strategist privately circulating a newsletter as reporting that white non college over the age of thirty registration and battleground states had increased by ten points. Democrat margin dropped ten points to just six points. Another key point this is a really interesting article by the way that Biden is not out of the woods the New York. Times it's very thoughtful. I'm sure that someone's GonNa get fired for publishing it. So it's terrific. That the Pew Research Center polling shows what edsall calls a modest drop. In the Democrat margin of support among Hispanic Catholics Catholics and modestly weaken support among black women. And, of course, is operatives worry about hazards improperly returning mail in ballots. The bottom line is Mike Allen says, axios DOT COM, the Biden campaign manager Jennifer o'malley Dillon. said quote there is still a long way to go in this campaign and we think this race is far closer than folks on this website think a lot closer and so I actually went and saw geno molly she is the campaign manager for Joe. Biden. And she's doing something that the guy named Robby Mook, he was running Hillary's campaign. She's doing something that they didn't do they are. Communicating they are leaning in that this race is very close. SMART. I gotta give Gentle Molly Dylan. Credit. That will motivate the Democrat base. They will get a one to two point surge that they otherwise would not have got..
"tech giants" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And this is an in some ways I think that the trump campaign needs to be very careful here. Because if the trump campaign focuses too much on Joe Biden, we're GONNA, lose a couple of weeks where we talked about at length about how the more that we attack Joe Biden the more his favorables go up despite the deluge which means flood of corrupt. Stories that have been coming through against Joe Biden Joe Biden is more popular and viewed more favorably among independents and moderates than ever before. Despite all the persistent attacks from. People like Pam, Bondi and Rudy Giuliani Joe. Biden is still still very well liked instead the argument should be best. Here's how you tied together. Because of all this Biden corruption. He might be forced to resign and camera Harris will become president. Because of all the Biden corruption, they will blackmail Joe Biden into doing whatever socialist wishlist that they want. People are not afraid of Biden presidency they're not. Corruption government bonds people slightly however a lot of moderates and swing voters have been wrongly convinced that Donald trump is engaged in even worse corruption because he allows foreign diplomats to stay at his hotels. Mrs Are. Real things that we hear on the ground we knock on two hundred thousand dollars from turning point action across the country and swing voters will isn't Donald trump super corrupt because he stays in his hotels I mean just the most. Out of Just out of line thinking that you can imagine that is being held by many swing voters and I think the over fixation on Joe Biden in the story. and not connecting to what a Harris Administration would do I. Think would actually not help us politically and of course, the Biden campaign press secretary. He is just leaning on. They just have instant they of enter institutional. Coordination here it is. So incredibly Orwellian. It's it. It's easy to explain, but it's actually a lot deeper. Let's play cut thirteen. Tell you exactly what's going on here play cut thirteen while look I think twitter's response to the actual article itself makes clear that these. Allegations are false and they're not true and glad that he. You know social media companies like twitter taking responsibility to limit misinformation. You see what's happening here. He didn't actually talk about the allegations he's leaning right the press secretary is now leaning..
"tech giants" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"As kind of A. Roadblock because they know that when you have discussion than you get nuance and it's harder to assume total political power because it's harder to hate the other side. That's the utilitarian argument for dialogue. and. So the left has gotten very smart here. Instead of using the Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Line that they wanNA break up and nationalize these companies the Adam Schiff types in the Pelosi types they said, no no. No we can control these companies as and they will do what we want them to do. These. Tech companies will be the Gestapo. Of. The Democrat Party. These tech companies will march around. And digitally assassinate people. That they want. Gone. They'll be the disappearing squad. When historic comes out against Joe Biden that they don't like. The tech companies will immediately say. Can't share it on our platform. When someone gets a little bit too spicy. When someone gets a little bit too. Honest. Like Jack. Pacific. We're. Going to ban his account. When all of a sudden there are information that Vero might be true being spread against the Democrat power structure we're going to assassinate. That's the realignment that's happened here is the Democrats are completely. In an, unholy marriage with. Let's go to Senator Lindsey Graham who I don't know what to expect that Lindsey sometimes I really hope he wins because he's running up against a far leftist Marxist in South Carolina he should be he should be okay. Jamie Harrison cut eleven. Senator Lindsey Graham calls out the hypocrisy and. Play tape eleven. that. A lot of information the steele dossier was all over the place. They never blocked that all the allegations about Russian collusion and trump and every other idea that trump may have done something bad nobody believed that. So what we're going do is we're going to finally have an accounting this long-overdue. So here's the best way can explain it to those that don't really social media maybe you're forty plus years old or fifty or sixty I want you to have the same sort of fear the same sort of apprehension and skepticism towards. These tech companies that you have towards the IRS and the Chinese Communist Party. That's the type of power. These people have the power to audit you the power to target you..
"tech giants" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I pray there's a realignment happening or Republicans realize that realize not every corporation out there is actually on your team. On your side just because they give you money. If you look at the massive capital flows from the tech companies that are flowing. To. Republicans. You just look at alphabet, which is the Google Holding. Company. Or the publicly traded company. Their market cap today is about one trillion dollars today. That's their market CAP. With a hundred and sixty, one billion dollars in revenue from last year. That's just the revenue. And they spent total lobbying expenses twelve point seven, million dollars in two thousand nineteen it is a coffee bill for them. They are able to protect their multi trillion dollar incumbency. By giving twenty five, hundred dollars here and twenty eight hundred dollars there to people that want to just continue to get reelected. and. This is something that Republicans must realize that the left. They have. Seen an opportunity in big tack that they have never seen before. You see the left us to be. Very. Interested in using the governments to try and. Penalize socialize or take over these tech companies. There is a new. Kind of wing of the Democrat Party that is a technocratic wing of the Democrat Party. They know they're probably never going to be able to nationalize or socialize the tech companies instead they want the tech companies. To be staffed with people that used to work for them like Andy Stone from facebook to be staffed with Caltech and Stanford and Berkeley graduates that are all Marxists and they can wink and nod. And do backroom deals with these private companies that have total immunity to go after political opponents, they don't like the Democrats control more, power? People say that the tech companies are like wings the Democrat Party. That's true. But it's even more insidious than that. It's way actually. More malevolent these are wings of the government. These are unchecked, unelected unknown wings of a tyrannical government. that. Are that. March at the directives of the most radical elements of the Democrat Party. And so if you're going to hide behind your freemarket dogma and just say we don't touch these companies ever like David French tweeted that out or something Yeah. These tech companies are wonderful. Okay. Greats they'll eat you less than. Okay. Terrific. Then you're completely inconsequential this whole conversation and I think that you're taking an anti patriotic view and the sense I really believe that. But. If you are if you are concerned about the erosion of speech. And the deletion of opposition ideas. This is the fight right now. The First Amendment was always designed to protect minority opinion. And I. We have sound here of Josh, Holly Lindsey, Graham Ted Cruz one after the other in complete harmony recognizing and realizing. The threat. That big tech poses to a decent and civil society. But we've always known that the left does not what freedom of speech they do not want different ideas. They consider any sort of capacity of conversation and dialogue to be an annoyance or an obstacle to their power grab. The Democrats have always considered. A debate?.
"tech giants" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"He's this should make you sick to your stomach by the way guys while we are under attack and we are fighting these oligarchs are Republicans are taking money from them to get reelected to keep having power. Roger Wicker who runs the committee that actually can help us keep these people in power five, thousand dollars. I will say this though you want to know some positives I do. Lindsey Graham did not take money from Google good for you Lindsey Graham. Senator Ted Cruz Josh Hawley. And Cotton Senator Tom Cotton did not take any money from Google. That's a terrific thing. David produced seventy five hundred dollars. Google is not doing this because they believe in these deeply held beliefs, but it's worse than this. A lot of the think tanks that justify not going after big tech they're also funded through tax deductible contributions. To write these long meandering fact lists and baseless anti-american white papers to give these senators cover fire set we don't ever. Ah Dare ask a question of the multi trillion dollar empires that controlled the entire conversation in our country. So it is a deliberate attempt from Google and particulars. You can see here to try to purchase our politicians. To try and steer the conversation. I think it's admirable. The amount of innovation that these tech companies have done. I think it's very. You know worthy? It's very. Praiseworthy. They've been able to build these companies and computer processing power is up one trillion percent since the nineteen eighties and they've done a great job of that. However. When you are a trillion dollar company. That's right a trillion dollar company. And your basic business model is to sell the data of the people that come to your website or your services. And then you censor opinions, you don't like under the guise of trying to have a decent fair conversation. Don't be surprised when half, the country gets pretty upset at. You. If. You disallow people to speak. All of a sudden, you have a country. And for Republicans out there, consider this your grace period. Every Republican. Returned the money now or you will not have a political future and you will not be able to morally defend your position..
"tech giants" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Capitalism. To addict our children to your supercomputers. To turn us into quasi Seborga, why are we tolerating? These companies amassing such incredible market share. And also, very questionable activity in the marketplace. CNBC. In June one, thousand, nine, hundred, nineteen. Google. Is Text top spender on lobbying facebook and Amazon also at record levels Google spent twenty one point seven, million dollars on lobbying two, thousand, eighteen, thirty, eight percent up from two years earlier. facebook is close behind them. They're spending tens of millions of dollars in Washington DC to make sure that politicians do not scrutinized subpoena or question. The power that they have over our country. I'M GONNA. Do something you're not supposed to do in an election cycle. That's why you guys listen to us, and that's why.
"tech giants" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"What if Congress passed a regulation? That made it so that these tech companies are allowed to basically become Soviet style enforcers of speech that they don't like that threaten their political viewpoints and their own worldview. The New York, post bombshell came out. Factual in nature. We're not exactly sure how Rudy Giuliani got the else through Mr Castello. But we are going to have rudy on the podcast hopefully soon, rudy's a friend. And by doing. So the tech companies engaged in the streisand effect the strident affect. Is when you try and suppress a piece of information and only makes it more popular and more public. And, the tech companies made too big errors here. The first of which is thou more people are talking about this Biden story than otherwise would have other if fine would have ignored it and the tech companies would have ignored it and let it spread. It would have been treated. No differently than Joe Biden's comments. When he said if you don't vote for me, you ain't Black Hunter Biden flying on air force to most people wouldn't have cared now it's actually entering the Zeitgeist I'm still of the opinion, it's not gonNA move the dial politically. I think that the more you attack Hunter Biden son. From the trump campaign the more sympathy at guts him, I'm not exactly sure the political. Physics of that, but that's how it. That's how the current composition of the landscape is but the second mistake that big tech made. Is that they have. Truly. Poked. The conservative bear I have never seen. Senate Republicans fight so hard. On, an issue outside of judges, as I've seen the last twenty four hours. I am very critical of certain Republicans that don't fight. I was critical of the senator from Indiana when he praised be incorporated back in June reset, it's a great movement. He did retract that comment replaces say that see that I am critical of Senate Republicans, when they don't build the wall and they borrow a bunch of money and Kowtow to China. But Senate Republicans deserve tremendous credit for how they've handled two things in the last twenty four hours the Amy Coney Barrett hearings. And this new issue of Big Tech Censorship. When you're not even allowed to tweet out an article that is factual from the New York Post. A An American domestic publication company. Because some tech oligarch in his pajamas. In Silicon Valley, who went to Caltech and he's twenty six and he thinks America's an awful place. Once, Biden and be elected and he pushes a button. Is that you're not able to share the article..
"tech giants" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"During our prior discussion earlier today, you said that Google, doesn't work with the Chinese military that answer was deceptive because Google works with many of the entities that work with the Chinese military in common collaboration, and just as one example would be syncing while university where Jeff Dean, who is the as head of Google? Served on the Computer Science Advisory Committee for the University and then the university takes a nearly fifteen million dollars from China's Central Military Commission. So you can see how even if you don't literally show up at the offices of the Chinese military if you're all showing up at the same place working together on a that would lead to my concern. It's it's nationalists they censor it really is it's anything to protect their global empires that they are trying to build, and they don't want the constraints of America just to be fair just WANNA play Joe Biden's take on all of this. Let's play the Biden clip. Everyone. Ultimate kings would be center. Actually that's the one down ice to work. You know where we're anyway. where. Is the man doesn't even know where he is. So once again I just I, just want to point out that you know these guys made it big in this country because of our free markets because of our protections for their freedom of speech because of their protections protections that were put in place by the government. So they could run their platforms in a certain way that other platforms weren't run it, and now basically they don't want the constraints they do not want nationalist to speak. They don't want people to vote for Donald Trump and they think they can censor us and they think they can crush their competition. They can think they can steal our information. A little gratitude I want them to be rich, but just a little gratitude and a little bit of freedom and a little bit of respect for the country that made them. Great. All right. I'm going to have to stop a couple of minutes and that means you know if you're not an all access member of the Cleveland last week is upon you and basically you know I started out by talking about the fact that on the right we're talking about whether America's already over and I would say, no, but by Thursday I mean. Let's face it. It's not gonNA survive. Much longer. All I want to say is I have to believe that I talk to young conservatives all the time I hear them having these conversations. I think they should have these conversations I. think we should be thinking really deeply about the structure, the constitutional structure and how it can be changed to support the values that made this country great and that supported. The freedoms that we had remember the constitution was made to be changed. It was not made to be a static document is become so difficult to change it that nobody tries and that's one of the reasons that they moved to using the Supreme Court to essentially essentially modify the constitution. That's not the way we wanna go I actually had a lawyer. Make that argument to me that the Supreme Court should make law because we no longer amend the constitution. We should get back to amending the Constitution and one of the amendments should be stating that basically this is a country that believes in God grants us rights that come before the government's power I think we need to know that. But what's the? diff I think I think it's worth fighting for, but the Cleveland this week is upon us unless unless you're all access member, then I'll be on at five o'clock Pacific Time and we will talk one last time before your complete doom however, I will be back a week from now on Monday survivors gathered there for the Andrew Klavan show.
"tech giants" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"All right now, there was one funny moment at this thing because one of the one of the things about at the swearing with the tech giant's because one of the funny things about watching our congressmen go after Ryan says they don't know. They're just they're just dopes. My you know the younger ones know more than the older ones but the older ones don't really know You know what? What tech is. So at one point you had sensenbrenner. asking. Zuckerberg about Donald trump junior being banned forbes spreading some news about hydroxy chloroquine. Here's this. It was reported that Donald Trump in your got taken down for period of time. Why did that happen? Congressman will I to be clear I. Think what you might be referring to happen Don on twitter. So it's hard for me to speak to that, but I can talk to our policies about us. We do prohibit content it will lead to imminent risk of harm and stating that There is a proven cure for code when there is in fact none. Might encourage someone to go take something that could have some adverse effect. So we do take that down. Happened on twitter. It's not even my. They're not even here today, but the thing is it's not true I mean Donald Trump junior re tweeted that clip that was going viral of that woman's I. think she was an actual doctor saying that hydroxy chloroquine does help. There is evidence that it does and some people say it doesn't and with the news being so politicized and Donald trump supporting a hydraulics it's really hard to know the truth and I don't know the truth and I was just tweeting that out there. But again, once again, remember the Democrats which means the news media are four this censorship Tucker Carlson put out this montage. From my understanding in terms of this twitter restriction of tweeting for Donges near twelve hours and the question is how many people saw this and believe this before before action was taken talk about if you understand the politics behind the president's son tweeting falsehood despite twitter suspending his his account and restricting his account. It's it's the cats out of the bag you can't change it. Listen it's disturbing. It makes a difference You can argue it cost lives. So. The. The thing is once again once again, it's not about senator about who doesn't get censored and that's the thing. It's all conservatives and their CNN, a news organization in favor of censorship just like you saw the congresswoman from new. York in favor of censorship, they are not in favor of free speech they're not infix. They're only in favor of them being able to speak because like Tim Cook. They think we're hateful because they don't know what we think. Because they're surrounded by people who think what they think and they all think we're hateful. So they do not know what we believe in even when they hear what we believe it doesn't fit into their prescription for what's not hateful. They don't understand that we have policies that work. We have policies that help we have policies that help black lives there such a thing as a black life in America. We have policies that help people in in black neighborhoods. They just don't know it. They don't know it because they never hear it because they never talked to us. They never listened to us and this is the thing. So here's Donald Trump, on Tucker again saying down from junior on Tucker again saying. Pointing out this is the issue. Twitter has no problem. Saying, that corona virus disinformation spread by the Chinese government does not violate their rules. That's interesting. It happens one way it was very nice watching the people from CNN or MSNBC because Jake tapper himself. A few weeks ago posted study finds her drexel chloroquine health corona virus patients survive better now why is Jake? Tapper not spreading misinformation but I somehow and again I'm not a doctor I didn't claim to be I just put something out there that challenged the narrative and because I have a large platform, I'm canceled. And he was canceled for like twelve hours or something like this. But still that's a punishment. That's a warning shot over his bow and it's because he's Donald trump junior because Taylor was not censored for this because other people are not censored and in the Knesset the Israeli. Parliament twitter spokeswoman was was there and the lawmaker said to them why are you censoring Donald, trump and mark and flagging donald trump's tweets but not the Ayatollah Khomeini when he calls for the Iraqi Gatien of the Jewish people, here's a brief clip of that. So we have an approach to where leaders Steph presently save that direct interactions with fellow public figures comments on political issues of the day or foreign policy saved raffling military economic issues are generally not invite Baltimore Jeff aside is okay but commentator. Ticks is not. We understand just just want to fine tune the question calling for genocide on twitter is okay. But commenting on political situations in certain countries is not okay. So, if word leader violates our rules, but it is a clear interest in keeping dot on the service, we may place it behind notice that provide some more context about the violation and allows people to Click through if they wish to see that type of content. An let's be clear James O'Keefe published. His videos, his secret videos, a secret camera videos of people at twitter saying they they go after conservative. We know they do. So we know she's lying. We know they're lying. They're always they always are line a always have an excuse. They always have a reason why they did it here and they didn't do it there but they always do it on one side is always censorship is absolutely amazing and this leads into who they're censoring because there was. Other attacks about their relationship with China it was. Who Was Jeff Stoop from Florida I think that's pronounce the name Republican from Florida who asks them? Is China Stealing Intellectual Property Do you believe that the Chinese government steals technology. From US companies I don't know of specific cases where we have been stolen from. By the government I have no firsthand knowledge of any. Information stolen from Google Congressman I. Think it's well documented that the Chinese government steals technology from American companies. I haven't seen it personally, but I've heard many reports of it. Personally, these guys are the biggest tech giant's on earth and they don't know the only. Zuckerberg. Has the media awareness, the media awareness not the look like an idiot not to look like a liar they ask them if they collaborate with the Chinese military and again, Google says absolutely not no collaboration with the Chinese Military Matt, Gaetz once again goes after those cut twenty..
"tech giants" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"You'll feel so much better and you'll think now I remember how to spoke live A. K. L. A. V. A. N.. So. Let's start with Jim Jordan. Jim. Jordan. was on the war path and he went after Google Sooner Pichai asking him are you going to mess with the upcoming election and just dodged every turn? This is the first Jordan cut. Mr Pichai is Google going to tailor its features to help Joe Biden in the twenty twenty election congressman we approach our work We support both campaigns. Today we think political ads is an important part of a free speech in democratic societies and we engaged with campaigns according to law. Approach I work in a nonpartisan bay. Or. No. Question. Can you assure Americans. Today you won't Taylor your features to help Joe. Biden, in the upcoming election, you know we support were campaigns. Do I just WANNA make sure? That we all we all we all do all kinds of online social media, every all kinds of. That that outreach that communication this is a simple question. Can you today assure American Jew will not Taylor your features in any way to help specifically help one candidate rather than this? Concern about as you helping Joe Biden over president trump. We won't do any work. Politically tell anything one way or the against our core values. So speaking of their core values, do you remember when Breitbart leak that video of br the Google brass including him after the election? I went on line looking for this video I could only find this really small clip. Now I'm sure it's there somewhere but I was searching for it for you know I don't know twenty minutes and I could not come up with this is the one part I could come up with. But this is basically the founder co founder of Google pitch is they're telling people what they felt about this election. Find the selection deeply offensive and I know many of you do to feel like a ton of bricks dropped on my chest. What we all need right now is a hug. Can I move to? Canada? Is there anything positive from this election result? That's that's a really tough one right now. So. was crying. You know that people were cry tearing up over the Stop and saying, basically, you know this is the rise of nationalism but don't worry it'll go away and we will be global kings once again, remember these people made their bones made their fortune off the capitalist system of the United. States of America that is the thing when they start talking about globalism and nationalism is bad. It really stinks. It really stinks of that kind of you know citizen of the world garbage. That people pedal while they're living in America because if they were living in Saudi Arabia, they wouldn't be citizens of the same world and if they were living in China, not citizens of the same world. So when they support China when they let China mess with their Google searches, then the they're not supporting the things that made them great. The things that made them who they are so Jordan keeps going after him and it just it just gets uglier play the second Clinton. We have the history of all the things Google has done and the history of what happened in two thousand sixteen in the election where they obviously according to one of your your multicultural marketing executive tried to help Clayton, and here we are ninety seven days before the election and we want to make sure it's not gonNA, happen..
"tech giants" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"Do I feel like you wrote this book to teach people again like why these companies have been so wildly successful? But when you were writing did you feel like you were speaking more to other startups other tech companies. Who could learn why those at the top are at the top or was this more for companies outside of tech to understand how tech companies work like? I'm just curious in your ideal world who who is. Who Do you wish would read this book the most? Yes so I think that if you ask me like how did I picture the audience as I was going through it? I wrote it for like a pretty broad audience like I think that if you are a tech company competing with the tech giant's this is great for you right because you start to learn some of their processes and made me. WanNa bring them in in house and you're probably a little bit further ahead on being able to use some of the technology that I talk about in the book the technology that can bring down some of the support working give you root for invention on a lot of times that involves machine learning But I have to say I had an interesting experience early on Where I went to this automation conference in Miami And I looked around at the companies and I think that's an automation That the fact that these companies were at an automation conference. Kinda shows that they have the building blocks to start to put some of this in place you know and as I looked around I saw I saw banks there. I saw Walmart was there. I saw Toyota's carmakers Basically any different type of business you could imagine was there and so I think anybody working in the business world today It's moving fast. Everyone I mean we definitely are going to have to kind of wait out this corona virus impact and see how it changes things but I think every company in the economy today needs to adapt needs to adapt quickly and many of them. Don't have the manual to do it. And that's why you see so many of them not able to reinvent themselves and ended up falling apart because they can't handle the change so I think that this book is applicable to people in the tech industry for shore. Or I think they'll probably get the most out of it But if you're working in the car industry in Detroit working in the banking industry in New York You know you're working in Hollywood in La I think that there's definitely things that that you can learn from it And I definitely wanted to write it. You know broadly descriptively not prescriptively. So people can you know? There's no bullet points at the end of the chapters. That say you must do A. It's simply a collection of. I think I really believe that people learn the most from stories at has so simply a collection of stories with piece in the beginning that shows how things work inside these companies. And they do they really do have a head start on the rest of the economy. Because they've been able to build these proxies most importantly incorporate the technology in their own workplaces before anybody else just because they're so advanced in terms of being able to create this stuff So the rest of the economy will catch up and you know. I hope that this book can give everybody out there just a little bit more knowledge to help them stay afloat in a very challenging business environment. the book is again. Always Day. One how the tech. Titans plan to stay on top forever and as I said at the top anyone that listens to this show every day where we sift through the tea leaves do the Kremlinology on these companies. It's an amazing really intuitive deep dive into how these companies were thank you Alex. Thank you Brian..
"tech giants" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"Dna of each of the tech giant's but it's also a useful playbook to their success a way to understand how they do what they do and why they win more often than not. It's an amazing book and anyone who listens to this show every day. We'll find it useful in informing the competitive analysis that we always engage in. Please enjoy so on this podcast kind of joked before that what we ended up doing a lot of times it's like psychoanalyzing the big tech companies. Kinda see why they are the way they are like trying to understand. Not only why. They've been so successful at doing this book but also just to understand how they tick. And so it's I. I really love this book. Because you pick five of the big tech behemoths but in in aid of I know you were trying to analyze. How they've been so successful. But I feel like you also put them on the couch and a lot of ways to understand why they do what they do. I'm curious did you set out to try to understand them better or were you trying to reverse engineer. How they work what? What was your goal yet? Thank you Brian. You know I think that when I started out with this book figuring out how they tick was a big part of it for me. I mean it was definitely a capsulated in this larger question. Of why have they been so successful in? What is Behind like the culture and the leadership And the process and the technology that's made these companies thrive when most big companies fall apart But as a reporter every day You know we don't just cover the actual stories But we WANNA learn a little bit more about the physiology of these companies know. What's going on in their in their leaders heads in the rank and file employees heads That ends up leading to the outputs that they spit out so for me. It was like you know my day to day is mostly about the outputs. Here's what this company that. Here's what this company did. And this one I really wanted to dig into the machine and I think that once you understand the machine you start to understand why the companies make the decisions they do and why we see the headlines that we do about them. Yeah you Kind of explicit that. There's no one formula. There's no one thing that they all share really. Each one is different inside of ways. Which we're going to get into in a second in pretty granular ways but it also struck me to continue the psychoanalysis theme of it. That what they all do have and this is going to sound cliche as I say it is is a fetish for innovation but I mean that. There's no benign management going on here like no just keeping the lights on management on any one of these companies like to one degree of success or another. They're all trying to shock themselves into the new all the time like for none of them. Do they ever feel like they're winning? They're always only obsessed with how to win at the next thing. Yeah that's right and I think they know it. Well I mean in the Nineteen Twenties. Companies would last on the Fortune. Five hundred for sixty seven years. Today it's about fifteen years and it's probably even less if you're a technology company so they know what's coming. I mean they have been companies that have already come from behind taking other companies out And they realize how easy it is Especially in the age of cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Where it's pretty easy to spin up a company or I'll say easier than ever They know that there's GonNa be a competitor. They're always our competitors whether it's their fellow tech giants are smaller companies. That are coming up to try to take their bread And so they do try to invent themselves away you know out of Out of this problem They know that if they stay on what they're doing today they're going to miss the future by a long shot and that's why you see these little mantras in each one of these companies you know. The book's title is Always Day. One at Amazon and that comes from Amazon Amazon always working as its first day not getting attached to its legacy and current products and trying to invent the future and inside facebook. It's one percent done and inside. Microsoft hit refresh. So I think that's what part of the reason why received these companies being so successful is because they do have this belief that they stick to what they're doing and as you said try to spend their time keeping the lights on those lights go off and what. They really need to do to stay ahead to stay. Successful is focus on the next day and the day after that as opposed to what they're doing today and what they did before. Well let's start with Amazon then if you're game to put them all on the couch one by one so you say that. Amazon Practices Democratic Invention. What what does that mean so to me that so so to me. That means that Amazon has worked really hard on building pathways for anybody inside the company to get their ideas in front of decision makers In a typical company. You have an idea you tell your boss. Your boss tells their boss their boss tells their boss Etcetera Etcetera. And if anyone along the chain says noted that idea you're in big trouble you're not going to get that thing mate and Amazon is done. Is They've created this Democrat convention process where they WanNa make sure that if you have an idea you have a chance to get it in front of a decision maker with as little friction as possible and then if that idea works for Amazon they'll work to bring it to life so I think people talk a lot about the Six Pager idea inside Amazon which is instead of powerpoint. Everybody inside Amazon writes their ideas in document and they use this document where they all sit silently at the beginning of the meeting and they read it and then they start discussing and I think the focus on this six pager and the silent meeting has largely been on how it clarifies dot which is true. It's much more difficult to lie to yourself. If you're writing something out sentence by sentence than if you're creating a powerpoint so a definite helps shape ideas inside Amazon but I think the biggest thing about the six major is anybody can write them and once it's out there Once ideas on paper that thing can move like lightning Inside of Amazon. And make sure that your idea doesn't get caught in the bureaucratic mess at the same time though you destroy describe a culture of if I'm GONNA to be blunt about it is That Amazon sort of encourages people always innovate themselves to the point of innovating themselves out of their job or at least at least the role that they may be even been successful at like. They're taking this idea of always be whatever good idea. Go Run with it. They they take it to the extreme of run with it until like you basically make it so efficient that we don't need what you were doing before Amazon employers thing every time I speak with them. It's so weird. Because they're actually eager to invent theirselves themselves out of a job. They always say to me. Alex you know the thing that we need to do is make sure that we can. We can make sure we work ourselves out of a job take any processes that we have that we don't need to be doing and set them to the point where essentially it could be taken over by sheets and there's this leadership principle inside. Eminence Amazon. Has these leadership principles. This fourteen of them people live by these principles as if they're their religion Bay teach them to their kids. They Bay people marry their colleagues end up using these principles in their marriages and one of the big ones invented. Simplify so the idea. Is You create a new product? And then you find ways to simplify all the processes that are that are standing up this product to the point where you can go out and invent again so the idea is sort of sort of Cliche to use this term. But it's really creative destruction. The idea is let's invent a new product standard up in whichever way we can't using technology that we can't support it and basically once we've worked ourselves out of a job that way we'll go on and create the next product and that's how they do it again and again and you see how. Amazon transformed itself over and over. You know from a bookstore to online clearinghouse that sells just about everything to a big third party marketplace to fulfillment and Logistics Company to a Cloud Services Company and a Grocer An Academy Award Winning Movie Studio Not to mentioned pretty successful hardware producer voice computing platform. So this is really how it goes. The idea is build the thing. Find ways to simplify the process standing up and then again you With with facebook you. Facebook has a culture feedback. Which on the face of it sounded immediately contradictory to me because if you buy into the perceived image of you know they're tone deaf. You know we'll do what you want. We'll tell you you like a product because we know you like it even if you claim you don't or whatever But there's some pretty obvious historical precedents here and anecdotes and stories that you relate that are like I did make sense when you laid it out that whether or not he takes your input Zuckerberg wants your input. Yeah that's right I think. There's this misconception that taking feedback means changing based off feedback. There has to be this balance between what What you listen to what you act on if you acted on what everybody else said all the time you wouldn't have a spine And I think it's kind of weird to talk about. Facebook is having a culture of feedback. Everybody knows they're not really receptive to a lot of stuff that that comes from the outside and even sucker birds right now on. His media tour has been early this year before the coronavirus had talked about how his main goal was to be understood. More than like which sort of means like we're just going to do it our way But the company on the inside is built entirely based on this idea of feedback There are posters around the headquarters that say feedback is a gift major meetings and worth requests for it And there are day-long trainings. Which I wrote about in the book actually attended where Employers are taught how to give and receive feedback and I think that's really critical part of this thing that we were talking about earlier on in the conversation about how these companies have this as you put it fetish for innovation I would call it. Passion for invention are they. They're addicted to the high. Get off of invention and the idea for a book really. Is that inside the company? He wants to hear everyone's ideas and he won't just roll with his own ideas so I don't think he really axes. You know the typical Silicon Valley visionary..
"tech giants" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"And welcome to coffeehouse shots. The spectators daily politics podcast. I'm Cindy and I'm joined by Katie boss and James Suicide so the NATO summit goes into your second day today and all seems to be going okay so far. We're recording a eleven forty am one thing that could be bubbling along. Is the concept of governments plans for going ahead with a tech giant tax Katie. Tell us about it. This is something the burs Johnson has been planning to do which is ultimately attacks on the various Internet giants. Now I think if you look at the reasons behind this they are to vote to degree. One things. Berge Johnson is trying to stew when he is a painting to lots of perhaps traditional labor fighters is try and show this conceptual government just isn't on the side. You know the rich. The the billionaires corporations Jeremy Corbyn Batali so you ready had them stooling corporation tax cut. They were planning and giants is another part of that. And I think he's trying to say we. Are you know with the average person listening to workers not big companies. Now let's say that given that trump is not going into like this is something that will the fact. US companies something Donald Trump could potentially burst. Johnson was interfering an ulcer pose ping limits on trade trade to such degrees. This could cause eruption now dating lows in number ten would be too upset if donald trump is slightly critical. Abortions it on this trip. I think it's critical. Because he likes trying to think of thinking out loud right now I was gonNA safest critical of Bush handled. NHS You might have ceased keeping you being Saudi worried but then that too could be quite helpful. I'm so annoyed. Boris Johnson signed with. NHTSA that could actually be something. That's quite to here but generally speaking as we can the focus at this week. Donald Trump is seven. He was divisive in. The country is not just hardcore Labor voters you have reservations about Donald Trump. So if Tundra or so in critical critical to say about Boris Johnson. The suggests Boris Johnson is not the American presidents poodle. I think that is seen as a relatively good thing. And James The context of this is that Donald Trump has been threatening the EU and France with tariffs to punish them for levying this sort of taxes. So I mean are we setting up for love actually moment with British British prime minister standing up to you. America in cages asses is correct. That what what the Downing Street all keen to show they are standing up for. US On this also Y- dining street love a policy that comes out of focus groups and the sense that these big internet companies don't pay that Fachet of tax is that you hear all of a circus groups. I mean that's not but there is slightly more grounds are positively than you might expect because Donald Trump has a very nineteen fifties via the economy. He really doesn't like these big tech firms. He in particular doesn't like The Washington Post newspaper. That is quite often critical of him. So trump's argument that we need a global solution to this problem rather than over the the UK or EU. Going it alone. So He's instinctively let me get instinctively GONNA take the war to defend the tech giant's I think he wants it done in a slightly different way so I didn't think that that far away from from disagreement I suspect what will be causing slight nervousness and Opportunities Boris towards causing a gaggle of NATO leaders rather laughing from from last night. But so far I mean as you said it's eleven forty but as of now don't trump hasn't said anything to kind of bemoaned the unexpected. Yeah so we have been discussing before recording that we will bring another poll cost today to our listeners. If he does start to say something which phrase the whole plan of and that conversation that James refers to happened last night at Buckingham Palace but nothing that will they will be released by Jeremy Corbyn. Nobody's saying that he was trying to kind of confront. Donald Trump this strengths reception at Buckingham Pallister celebrate natives anniversary and I mean it will be a certain amount of relief but there was nine-member. Jeremy could call them actually getting trump's face and elicit some kind of a row between the two of Kuban is trying to get in the limelight today today for a speech that John McDonnell is making the midland's about how much money they're going to be saving ordinary households cage. Tell us about that. Yes so the figure. They've come up from six thousand seven hundred pounds the household per household not the total Sam. I think you'll be start heading to pass more. They would say the tourists would save the country. BSO Six hundred seven hundred dollars per household does obviously as anything like this including the Conservatives. Calculations is very quick details pupil to bunket saying that the numbers don't add up. She's in very bad methods and lots in the tourist side is saying they obviously can point to various things but I think the problem is on a campaign that's always a dodgy dossier there's always a figue. Ah People Point to and say well the Conservatives came up on this campaign with calculus three trillion and we dance. She believed that when they came up. Overspending overspending that was completely fair. We when we then there was one point three trillion need it how they made this calculations on ideas the working week so I think the slight issue she for the Tories. Perfect in terms of glasshouses. There's one that could break when it comes to talking about. Sums is still the case the I think this number wouldn't park. I think if we have something I F S Leeann. I suspect they might have some questions to ask but it does come down to this basic point in this election which is openly. How did the Tories respond to a party? That some bribes by D. thinking elections quite a little policies could be called bribes for coming against party which is just happy to spend so much money for every pretty much every group to say we will help. Give Your Wasp Wasp Woman that pensions we will help you. And your household income at she wishing fees. We'll also get rid of them so you start to see all these. Various groups from pensioner's distractions. He'd being told that they are going to be substantially better off and yes. The Tories can talk about competence and the fact that they didn't believe it would just be the top about five percent higher paying for these things but does it start to become an issue on the doorstep because this will have a tax calculated You can go on the website and Weck how much money you would substantially save depending on. How much earn under a Labour government and reports of trapeze? Hindus and having people say well I've just wet this is what got my pension if backdated if I voted Labour what you have to offer in return now. I think still helps the Tories to your. Degree is a credibility issue for naval because they can fulfil promises. But they're all going to be some people sitting at home. Helix is Vegas on D.. Begin to think well if I'm not massively fussed about the conservatives CBS might as well just go for a party which potentially gives me. My money might not do it by these promising to try and give me some James. Is that message cutting through Labor's going to save you money me. I think one of the things but document is it reveals how much what Labor is offering a middle class giveaway. This document is based on the assumption that the average family both parents because they assume childcare costs in both parents commute into work by train again. That is not something that most people in the country do and I think one side effect of Labour's commitment to universalism is that they end up giving away lots of money to people who already have it. You know who are the biggest beneficiaries off polishing tuition fees the middle class who are going to be the big beneficiaries of Labour's free borbon policy people who can afford to pay currently pay for it and will now get it for free until Labor so I think it does do that. Katie's I e essential flavors. People don't believe that they can deliver what they are saying saying they will deliver and I think the four day week is emblematic of. It's not the people don't want to have a free day. We can just. It just doesn't start them as credible so they can work for four days a week not five and get paid the same. It just doesn't it doesn't it just doesn't pass common sense tests with people that do you think some people are hopeful about it. I mean after be women announcement. Labor did climb up. Close the lead on the tourists for a little bit. I mean over the weekend that might have dropped off now but do you think that voters. Do you want to hope wish that something like this is happening. I think he's really the word. This thing is most likely to work. In micro targeting Y I mean they did the waspy women with this is calculated telling people how much they will get very cleverly and obviously at the last election the tuition fees pledge worked effectively with the the particular audience that it was talks. I am still personally skeptical that they are doing so much of this stuff. That is beginning to lose. Its power free. Early keep banging on about earlier in the week face that they will take a third of the cost of rail tickets right. That is a big deal. The Obama should have a big impact in the commute about are not getting any sensitive has had come through because people just people just doubt over really is possible symbol undoable and I think they just the sheer number things Labor promising does create a bit of for the conservative. Nor even because people necessarily authority. Think I'm going to vote Labour because of all these things but it makes the conservatives by comparison not look particularly radical spending. I think a redesign retreated into into victorine phrase and Alston and the chance there in this week magazine in a setting up their spending but ultimately what the conservative won't say as we are going to be by conserve have to spend standards big spenders we heading to decade of renew and we can do lots of exciting things and we're going to fund infrastructure and we're going to make the country a more hopefully place now. I think if you have a situation where they were spending a lot more per pound either. I think those difference in figures but one is twenty three pants. Hans Labor spend for every pound the Conservatives to it just by nature even if Labour look responsible the Tories don't let radical and they look I think perhaps apps gifted impression at the status quo and one of the things that does come off as the brexit biggest she bring up the cost of living also because she lots of people say. I think it has huts Tories to a degree just because it makes it harder for the Tories to say we're going to change things because of the party say drastic and James last night. Scottish political leaders had their own TV debate. It was a four way debate between or the leaders of the main parties. How did that go well? We saw again. How much Scottish politics is now defined by the constitutional question Richard Lennon the Labour leader In Scotland had a bad night because he basically got slammed every which way on the question of whether a second referendum Jackson caller story to an often interest independence. Basically saying you say you speak for Scotland you. Don't people want this and you know. Look at these Pisa stops you know. Education is going backwards. You know woody renting the scholarship dem legal scholar to basically say that student said some of the things he said previously Abou- how Bumba less boxes and always gonNA things. But I think that one of the big trends in this campaign Nikkei to advance the magazine. A long on time is lost in these Is that time flies when having fun is that the Scottish Tories look what they're going to be you better in this election than expected and has a knock-on effect because every seat worry don't lose in. Scotland is one that they don't need to win off Labor in England so it it pulls target list bias towards there is a very if you really want means election simply possible workout. How many seats the Tories will lose to be? SMP in Scotland in England at those two up at nine to it and then walk out whether it's realistic choice to make that number of gains off Labour and that tells the House majority and Converse if you just look at the if the cutter Conservative stopped S. p. taking back some of the seeds that also means that that say the Tories still don't manage to get majority territory it's harder for the Labor to make You Know Pat just SMP from the Labor Minority Government perspective active is quite good for the SNP as many seats in Scotland disposable overseas Scottish..
"tech giants" Discussed on Before the Millions
"The company and helped us craft a solution for individuals roles to meet non-bank privates and hard money lenders to fund their deals so through listening to all the challenge of people are having on the form. Everyone needed money now so we created this this whole marketplace of verified non bank lenders that would compete to find real estate investments. Wow okay so a lot to kind of break. I appreciate that so much rawson. That was probably the bigger questions probably my hardest question on the interviews. Were i most island from your i think about i think about i think about the the crowdfunding arena chris so we talk about the social media reno you know connected investors <unk> not wanna jump to the crowd on you because crowdfunding wasn't a thing for so long. Could it be thing because certain laws in place and i think in twenty fifteen or maybe probably even before that is there to be major changes in the laws and allowing people to start crying so oh i think about again one of the people to understand exactly what connected what kinds of investors isn't who it's for and i think about some of the crowdfunding platforms <music> on for arts commercial apartment buildings and things of that nature you know fund rise inaugu in all those guys what set you apart from that whenever crowdfunding i i kinda hit the scene and hit really hard and connecting investors looked at it and said hey we are the crowd right. We have hundreds of thousands of people that are using our site so we explored <hes> becoming a crowd funding platform. I didn't like any of it was <hes> there was it was still too knew it was there was too many regulations that hadn't really been defined so instead of becoming a crowd funding portal kind of consolidated the crowdfunding portals where people could god <hes> reach out to them from a funding perspective when you go through our funding portal <hes> several ways at their private lenders dot com is one of them and and you start entering information a lot of those crowdfunding portal's competes to give you the best rate and term on your fix and flip or buying hold so crowdfunding was a real big buzzword but all it really is is a hard money lender that is able to kind of sell their note off to a up to a lot of small people so from the person who's getting funding from the crowdfunding puerto. There's no difference for you really going to that portal or going to the crowd. There are some some sites that are a little less hard money. In little more crowdfunding. There was one of the united at one out of north carolina the ground floor toward there are actually funding with the crowd but usually what happens is crowdfunding portal puts up the five hundred thousand and then you get your money right away and then you take that they they take five hundred thousand and eight chop it up and they sell to four thousand people and they get their money back and they can then reinvest but it really says old it really says about because the the <hes> it's believe it or not. It's challenging to make money as lender. It seems like lenders all the money but it's there's a lot of challenges a lot of risk there so it the crowdfunding side kind of started to kinda sizzle sizzle away a little bit <hes>. There's a lot of different aspects of crowdfunding. Fund rises is much different than then some of the other portals out there but you don't hear you don't hear people talking about it too much in the real estate world anymore because i didn't really impact or change how things are done john from getting a loan perspective didn't make things faster easier not until league event. I'll tell me talk but in a nutshell you guys knew i saw the opportunity as who to occupy the social space for real estate investors not too long after that you saw the opportunity to not only occupy the social space for investors now outs who provide investors with with solutions to their funding their deals..