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Small America Vs. Big Internet

Planet Money

03:40 min | 4 months ago

Small America Vs. Big Internet

"When we met grant goings a few months ago he was holding a copy of the local newspaper and he was so proud of the story on the front page. It was about this new kind of municipal uber system in his town. So for like a Buck Fifty. You can call come pick you up. Take you to where you're going. We're super excited. Grandpa is a total wonderful civics nerd and for the past fifteen years. He's been the city manager of Wilson North Carolina. The city of Wilson has a population of about fifty thousand people. It's downtown is full of these giant old brick warehouses that used to be filled with tobacco. But now there's a microbrewery barbecue restaurants. This city has managed to transform itself into a manufacturing town they attracted bridgestone tyres and Merck pharmaceuticals but they were starting to worry about keeping those businesses because by the time grant got to Wilson in the mid two thousands. The city had a problem. It's Internet. They're hearing from businesses that the Internet not so great and maybe worse they were also hearing from the little league parents facilities would go down frequently and so someone will be halfway through registry the kid there would be some type of breaking service. They'd have to start. All over again. Crashed Little League registration in two thousand and five. I mean come on in other parts of the country. People were discovering nickelback online. Wire with no problem. The Internet could be so much better so grand goings called a meeting with the local Internet provider. Time Warner Cable and the local telephone company and then we sat down and we basically had a few Ask so number one was. We asked them to heavily. Invest in upgrading. The system we. We'd sort of felt like we knew that answer no interest. Yeah the answer was no time Warner cable. Now Charter didn't agree to an interview for this story but you can understand their answer. They're like. Why would the existing company invest a ton of money? Just to wind up with the same customers. They already have. It's a questionable business decision at best. But that's okay no problem. Gran had prepared option number to partner with us. What if Wilson pays to build the top of the line Internet infrastructure fiber optic cables? Then Time Warner could offer their service over these super fast lines town had built. The answer to that question was where the second largest cable provider in the country. Why would we partner with you? Which only left option number three? The city would do it alone. Grant told Time Warner fine. We'RE GOING TO BUILD. And run our own fiber optic network and that's when the laughing started and they very quickly exited after that they literally laughed at you in your office absolutely. Yes and have admitted that did that like light. A fire for you did for me. That's the day that you said it's on it's hello and welcome to planet money. Kenny Malone and I'm Wilson Fair no relation to the city of Wilson and not only would time Warner cable laugh in the city of Wilson's face. They would actively fight to stop the city from building. Faster Internet it is a fight that has now spread to dozens of other states. We started reporting the story before the pandemic. But it's more relevant than ever because this is a big part of the reason that it's very hard to move to little towns around the country and make a living working remotely

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AT&T CEO John Stankey on the launch of the HBO Max streaming service

Squawk Pod

07:51 min | 4 months ago

AT&T CEO John Stankey on the launch of the HBO Max streaming service

"Joe Kernan. Kicking things off with John. Thank you this morning on Squawk box. John Thanks for coming on today. It's great great to have you with us you me on. I know you have high hopes for. Hbo We all know HBO. Obviously it's synonymous with some of the greatest things ever on video. Obviously game of Thrones Sopranos etc. You WanNa take on Netflix. And I understand. I think that's interesting because I don't know whether it's true or not. But supposedly someone said maybe we should have some kind of alliance with Netflix's someone suggested that you and you said we want to crush Netflix's Adams John you want to replace net flicks or at least be a very potent competitor refrains US Navy. Some on what I would call not accurate reporting on the New York Times Are hellacious is going to multiple streaming services knowing forward in pretty consistent. I think if you look back over the last year of domain around my conversation that our goal frankly is not to be. Netflix's our goal is to be something different and there are other senior services are starting to show up on the market that clearly different ease for the customer. Hbo Mass is going to have a unique focus in a unique position with the customer in play our game. Our goal is at crush flights. Our goal is to make sure that we meet customer needs engaged every day household. Find something worthwhile in time with us. And that's what we're GONNA see foes I guess they didn't so that was in the New York Times but that was that was not accurate according to so that. That's not a quote from you that that's interesting Anyway but I I guess the reason I led with that John is that I think about net flicks and everything. That's there and from documentaries to movies to programming that they generate themselves. That is a big universe of things that they have how will HBO? Max and I just said you're not going to strive to be everything to all people but you probably do need to add some things to the offering to make it so attractive that people have it in addition to the other streaming services absolutely a clearly customer Nanna. What's current as from kind of traditional media through the pay TV bundle and general entertainment content coming into the streaming world has credible number of choices of what to do with their time and then he going all dynamics in the digital environment about France capabilities to good use generating content? Like there's no question. There's more choice after today than there ever has been in paradise choices. Feel Max Niece resolve needs on the customers. Says you know I'm looking for something? That is this particular need of where I stand right now at my mood or my family situation that it's the first thing you think about that. I can go and no one wanted to find something. That's curious down. Who in meaningful selection of high-quality is Gonna? Hit the mark for me in the consistency. That happening time and time again clearly. The a hallmark more for the bran and for the service. And that's what we believe where you will focus on a more carried. Orderly got such a talented team. It warned me be do dat curate in that fashion just doing it for the demo outstanding the entire family. And you point out that that it's it's not much difference in price from what people are paying for now with with. Hbo So you have done some surveys. And what you saw one out of five people might decide not not to go with with Max. But it's not not much of a difference between just converting what they have now into HBO. Max Oh you don't you. Don't see any churn in that respect a difference were selling at that price day with just the HBO product which is a product that has half as much content is what HBO. Max New Offering Margaret. So you twice content same price and I think if we're seeing all of us everybody who's in the streaming business utility matter fact increasing during these unfortunate moments going through right now at this pandemic that's increasing dramatically so the performance of house value arrive actually increasing as a result. So you know our job is to make sure. The customer finds the equation to be done that for over thirty million customers with a long period of time in our goal is to extend that out beyond the family. I think we've got a really strong probability Andrew John. It's great to see you this morning. And congratulations and good luck on the on. This launched the question. I have two questions. The biggest I think is a distribution question. Which is and. Maybe you can explain what's happened with the likes of comcast parent company of this network. Amazon and Roku which a stoically with been strong distribution partners for the HBO product but are not on board at least from what I understand at the moment with HBO. Max and what that does to your reach a Bra List and distributors who are working with us the traditional and the market is the pay TV. Marcus actually signed on going to carry four. They're going to be successful years with. Hp Amax just like they were HBO along the providers doing that. Frankly you mentioned your parent company I'm optimistic still opportunity for something to be on there. I suspect that there's an opportunity that need other pay. Tv providers are given the vast majority. The ECO system is a likely become interview just useful. Come her moving forward. I think the interesting dynamic you're alluding to is Roma who Amazon at this point elected mocked distributors. I got and I didn't expect first of all have distribution across the entire race. I think must be doing something rightist. Somebody believes now to be more in conflict with your business so I don't necessarily take a bad sign but I do find it a bit ironic when I think banning litigation heard prior to the Time Warner eighteen transaction closing the concern was about withholding content from traditional distributors. And what we have now. We actually have dynamic where we have. New Technology viewers individual H. Who are likely not student and I think that dynamic is an important one understanding shows fast. The market's moving how we got to respond to those changes. I just to follow up with one other question which relates to this which is speak to the marketing challenge which. I think there may be one in terms of getting people to download the APP because some of these cable operators aren't going to necessarily be carrying it as an on demand on the box if you will so so what has to happen given that you do have these multiple brands and getting people to understand that they need to actually go get this. Get this particular product. It's a good question this

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Melanoma Medicine

2 Docs Talk

08:15 min | 8 months ago

Melanoma Medicine

"Just to be clear there are lots of different kinds of skin cancer knowing them as just one of many chewed chewed happens to be the kind of cancer that comes from land sites which are the cells in our skin that make pigment and it's the third most common type of skin cancer right right behind squamous cell and Basal the Cell Carcinoma. And I would say it's also the scariest meaning people rarely die from squamous or Basal cell cancers but definitely can with melanomas right but let's not feed people out the five year survival for all. MELANOMAS is greater than ninety percent so that's good true. The thing to know is that survival rates are dependent on the size of the melanoma. Ah really the depth of the melanoma so if the melanoma just involves the top layer of skin. That's good treatment is almost always curious. Yeah but if the melanoma extends down into deeper layers of the skin or even metastases to different parts of the body then the five year. Survival rates dropped precipitously so for stage four disease which is the worst. The five year survival rate is pretty crappy. I think around twenty five percent. Yes so for obvious reasons. There has been a big emphasis on prevention and early detection. The idea being if you can find these things before they grew too big or too deep in prognosis will be better right so the first thing with respect to prevention is who is at risk because the risk of developing a melanoma is not the same for everyone. Yeah so people who are fair complected have blonde hair especially red hair and blue or green. Eyes are at an increased risk from Elena's. Yeah I think it's like twenty times more common in white people than black people. Yeah all white people I guess. Yeah Yeah and also if you spend a lot of time in the sun or -taining booth that's not good. Yeah we're talking to you. Donald trump does he couldn't attaining booth. I thought that was just a Tan from the spray on. It might be anyway if if you've got sunburn when you were a kid or teenager that's also not good. You know every time I right now. I'm just like checking every box I just cringe. I mean growing growing up. We spent so much time at the local pool. My mom would just drop us off at ten. For Time. Warner cod same. The lifeguard lifeguard was our babysitter but anyway that wasn't good. It was fun but not good. Yeah also win. The lifeguard wasn't there we douse ourselves with ketchup. And then fall at the diving boards like we'd been shot. I still feel really guilty about that. But it was also not good in a little disturbing. No good for the soul. But we digress. There are also some heritable disorders orders and genetic mutations that ran families that's put some people at risk and Radiation therapy in childhood also. So that's not good and people who just have a lot moles that increases the risk of developing melanoma. Okay so that brings up a question. If you're somebody that has a lot of moles. How can we tell them? Melanoma from Benign Neva or a normal old mole. What is melanoma look like? Well there are some characteristics that can help us tell good from bad but before we get into those we should probably say see. That doctors aren't really very good at predicting good from bad. I mean we're better than a crap. Shoot you mean better than fifty fifty right but even dermatologists the folks that look at these things all the time. I'm only get it right about seventy percent of the time so means that means if you're a good dermatologists you're still be removing normals. Pretty often right so anyway. There are a couple of tricks they teach you in Moscow to help you get it right one being the ABCD rule. Okay let's see if we can remember that far back as stands for a symmetry if the mole is asymmetric metric. That's not a good time right and be is borders. The borders are irregular. Also not good for color so lots of different colors red white blue also black and gray not good a mole should be just one homogeneous color right not a variety just read is okay just blues okay but not various colors then. D is diameter if the mole is six millimetres wide greater gus worrisome and finally which stands for evolve if you've had them all for years and then suddenly it starts to changing color shape size. Whatever north boy no moles should not evolve? Yeah they should remain uninvolved evolved. Yes also let's not forget. The Ugly Duckling will or one of these things is not like the other rule exactly so if someone has a lot of moles and they all look alike except for one. Maybe that one isn't just a mole and the ones that do look like just them all could also pretend that the potential is there that they could be something. It's very rare but you know we're not saying we're not diagnosing every normal here if it doesn't meet these criteria are not hard and fast. Yes that's true okay. So now everybody out there. Listening has stripped down birthday suit in his examining themselves with magnifying glass. Thanks for the mental energy me my pleasure but the thing is dermatologists are really working to improve public awareness of skin cancers I including melanomas true for good reason over the past twenty to thirty years a number of cases of melanoma has just skyrocketed in fact the number of invasive melanoma Mama cases has doubled from nineteen eighty to two thousand eleven which is scary because these are later stage melanomas the ones with a bad prognosis. Yeah but here's the deal. Most people think this is due to increased diagnosis from screening not a true increase in the number of cases. Well then we have a problem. I mean if the number of cases week diagnosed has doubled old because we're doing a better job screaming than we should see a corresponding decrease in mortality. Exactly but that's not what's happening. Mortality has decreased only a very little bit certainly not close. Goes to what you would expect with such a huge jump in diagnoses. And here's the other thing. The United States Preventative Services Task Force the USPS T.F. The the folks at review the body of research on a topic to see what the scientists telling us. These folks don't recommend screening. Let me repeat that they don't recommend screening. There's just not enough evidence evidence to say it really works so we're diagnosing more and more melanomas but it's not really affecting mortality. People are dying almost as much as before right and this is something. We're starting to see fairly early regularly and medicine. These days across many specialties We want to believe it. Screening the general population for cancers works. But this may not always be the case. Yes yes so the risks of not screening. We get you'll miss a cancer if it's early enough to do something about it but the risks of screening or not as well known or appreciated right and we've talked about this on previous podcast screen and can lead to false positives unnecessary procedures increased cost to patients inside in general anxiety pain suffering. All those things get so maybe we need to not necessarily screen more people but screen the right people right screen people who have a higher risk of the disease than the general population. Okay but it's not all doom and gloom in fact there's some really good news out there about MELANOMAS. There is for one. The number of melanomas diagnosed in young people is going down. We're seeing it less and less and young folks not exactly sure why this is happening. Maybe it's due to increased emphasis on prevention. I mean I was out there with baby oil on my kids. Were not out there with baby. Yeah so there's there's a big difference right there yeah. Meeting more people stayed out of the sun or covered up. More people wearing sunscreen. That kind of thing. Yeah I slathered sunscreen on my kids way more than my parents ever did for me. I was religious about a real then still there were a few cents sunburns in their same. Because we're so pale but well. I'm wondering if you've been getting questions from friends and family lately about the safety of Sunscreen because of that study the FDA publish this yeah right so this is a study that showed chemicals in sunscreens are absorbed systemically Klay levels at the FDA would normally require choir phase one through three testing before approving exactly. So here's the thing we have no idea what these chemicals are up to. And our body wants to gibbs or maybe they're up to nothing they're totally harmless more. Maybe not we just don't know but we do know that using sunscreen prevents skin cancer sir. That's not in doubt so we need more studies. That what I hear you saying. We need more studies to figure out what's going on. But until then dermatologists are recommending. Continued it to use sunscreen because the benefits are so great. Yeah and the risks are basically unknown. If you're really freaked out about it you can use zinc oxide based or titanium oxide Bay sunscreens trains. Those aren't absorbed. They just sit on the top of the skin right there barriers. But don't stop protecting yourself from the Sun. We knew the benefits to some protection. So keep up the good work mom and

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Predict the Future with these Megatrends from Rohit Bhargava

The Small Business Radio Show

08:15 min | 9 months ago

Predict the Future with these Megatrends from Rohit Bhargava

"This is the time of year that I make my predictions for small a business having a good run for about five years in a row. I've been way off these last few years. My next guest. The person that's always knows what the next trend is reheat. bhargava is the founder of the Non Obvious Company and as an entertaining original and non boring keynoter on Innovation Trust. He previously spend and fifteen years in leadership roles at two renowned AD agencies. Lebron Ogilvy Rohe's Wall Street Journal bestselling author of six books and book by deliver rickie notes in thirty two countries around the world. He's a popular adjunct professor of storytelling at Georgetown University. His new book out this year is called. Non Obvious Mega trends real heat. Welcome back to the show thank you. It's always awesome to talk to you. It's been three and a half years. I looked it up. I know I can't believe leave it. I miss a lot of trends so every year you publish a book with the last nine years you published book on non obvious trends but this year you say this is not MBA mega trends and visited last one. Why are you stopping after it selling so much? Well I think one reason is because I wanted to WHO Head out on top style like one of the big reasons so It was it was kind of time. You know it's been a decade. I've been working on this project for After ten years and every year I do neutra and predictions and it felt like twenty twenty was kind of a significant moment in all of our lives right. If we're doing things differently we're thinking about the world differently. Were kind of projecting forward. It was sort of a perfect time for me to think about how to write this a little bit differently. I'd say twenty twenty and last thing I turned around it was like the year. Two thousand is just crazy the on line that said Twenty twenty was twenty years ago but nineteen eighty was twenty years ago. Exactly exactly so I want to call it a couple of your mega trends. The one you talk about his `gendering you say that traditional gender divisions are replaced with more fluid understanding of gender identity forcing a reevaluation. How we see one another I think for those who are of my generation which is really you know the boomers? We have a hard time with this thing called engendering. Why isn't important in business? Gender used to be this pretty simple Sort of answer to a question right. It was either this or that. It was the second question or the question we asked on a form And and it straightforward and now it's become kind of a statement for a lot of people This is how I wanted to be seen in the world and so you know we we get hung up a lot on this idea of gender and I don't understand understand it and it seems kinda strange and thinking about it but if if we put it in terms of identity as in we all just want to be understood and addressed in the way that we see ourselves you know that makes sense wants to people like I get that you know and so I think for small business owners and for any of us one of the things that we need to think about is are we unintentionally driving people away by just assuming that they fit into the boxers that we put them in so is it another F- for small businesses. We think of as a another way to define persona a buyer's persona and now gender becomes a flower our or a non gender and becomes a factor. Yeah I mean that is that is one piece of it you know. It's the customer personas but the other is just these kind of Unintentional things we might do drive someone away right. I mean. How important is it really for you to ask that sort of question for example In an interaction right. I mean depending on what you're selling you may not necessarily need to know that like if somebody's interested in what you have to sell and you have a great product or you have a great service and you're trying to get in front of somebody buddy like don't lose their attention because you're unintentionally offending them. I thought it was really interesting when I think this with your lift or Uber where you go on and you can set your preferred pronouns so again that is more personalized service and the driver doesn't insult someone unintentionally. Yeah this basic sailed right. I mean anybody who's he's gone through. Sales trading is like oh address customer by name like asking their name and and use their name because everyone loves hearing their name and I think this is a reflection of that too like people want to be addressed with correct Pronoun and yeah. I've been getting emails from people who in their email signature says my preferred pronoun is and they tell you right and I know a lot of a lot of people say yeah well I just don't get it. I'm thinking to myself. It's not for you to get. It's the way they want to be identified and And I think that that that is a great is a great point right. I mean I I think we do kind of get hung up on this. I don't get it I don't understand it You don't have to necessarily understand if someone says my name is so and so you. You don't always know how to pronounce it right. So you ask you do your best and you move on right absolutely well. megatrend number three talk about instant knowledge as as we consume bite-size is knowledge on demand we benefit Hillary more quickly but risk for getting the value of mastery and wisdom. This scenario that I'm really concerned about that. People want instant knowledge but no one's is willing to go deep. has that really affect us. I think there's a couple of ways I mean it's A. It's a great example of a mega trend that it isn't inherently positive or negative. I mean look if I can go onto youtube and I can learn how to fix a leak in my toilet myself like that's awesome. I mean that's great. That's good for everybody What's bad is if all we have is that type type of knowledge and no one ever believes that? It's worth spending that extra time to become a master to become an expert. So how does it affect us in business as we're trying to attract customs that's one of the biggest things one of the biggest tenants of content marketing. You know which I know you talk about. Is We want to educate our customers. Because we're the ones providing the Education Gatien. We're building trust and building credibility and I think this fits perfectly into that because when people want instant knowledge like who do they get it from right. And if you've got for example a financial advisory refer and you're trying to educate your client what they should do with retirement and they're going online to watching videos from someone else. Educating them you know what are they gonNA think right. They're gonNA start thinking well. Why isn't the financial advisor? Educating me why do I feel dumb when I walk into that meeting with my adviser and I don't feel dumb after these videos. Maybe I should make a change. Do you think there's still a place to help people with mastering wisdom because there are some people in Emily that always want to go deeper. Of course yeah I mean I think that that the nice thing about instant knowledge. It's it can be a gateway to mastery and wisdom. Look I can go online and I can watch An acting class with Henry Winkler you know or I can learn how to play the Banjo. Which Steve Martin and those was a great man I'm GonNa but am? I going to be a professional banjo player. Maybe not but that's okay because I can start with that and if I do find something that I love something that I'm passionate about then I'll spend the time because because the thing with mastery and wisdom is for a lot of people we become masters and experts in the things we love it and that's not going to change because that's a human desire in centers in me. Because when I I used to own one thousand nine hundred ninety three Ford Falcon. It didn't have any seat belts in it because they weren't required at the Time Warner and drive it. I need to have seat belt so I go online. I'm thinking how am I going to solve these seatbelts. I wonder if anybody's nobody's ever done it. And of course there was probably six places where you could watch videos of install belt nine hundred sixty three or four falcon. It's like who would've known Yup because the thing about Expertise is and when we learn about things from people like that. They've become an expert because they're passionate about it and one of the things they WANNA do. They WANNA share that expertise Jason. That's really cool that we have instant access to that. I love your megatrend number four. You call revivalism overwhelmed by technology. Complexity people seek out a simpler experienced. I often established and remember more trustworthy. Time that's kind of like a complex statement. I think some people are looking for a place that is simpler but wasn't really more trustworthy the time or just only a couple of sources who were trusted. I think maybe a little of both And I think maybe we remember the past a little more romantically than and we should. But I think that revival isn't was a really interesting one because what it meant to me. And the implication for any small business was sometimes this thing that we consider to be bad this word that we consider it to be bad which has downgraded actually might be good because a lot of times what we think about when we think about downgrade is that it's less optimal but a downgraded experience for example is something that maybe is more humid. I mean there was a great story that I wrote about a grocery brand in the UK the created. Are

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U.S. companies force workers to train foreign replacements

The Personal Computer Radio Show

02:00 min | 9 months ago

U.S. companies force workers to train foreign replacements

"At and T.. Sticks it to American tech workers forcing them to train foreign replacements since at and T.'s reportedly laying thousands of American workers after forcing them to train the foreign replacements who have been imported through the H.. One Visa Program. At and T.. In Richardson Self on public spectrum and yet the Goal Nafta American workers by forcing them to train the H.. One be replacement this is unacceptable. The H. One B. Program is completely broken and must be changed disbanded as it is not addressing shing shortages in the job market. It is supplanting qualified Americans. It is particularly ironic that. At and T.. is engaging this blatant abuse of American workers while they are dependent on publicly on spectrum in order to build a five gene network if any company should be a good corporate citizen it it is a t and t the SEC. Should investigate whether at and T. is meeting their responsibilities under the recent at and T. Time Warner merger and should should be blocked from additional spectrum purchases based on the egregious abuse of immigration laws every year more than one hundred thousand farm workers of brought brought to the United States on the H. One B. Visa there are about six hundred and fifty thousand H. One B. Visa Foreign Workers in the United States at any given moment when Americans are often laid off in the process and forced to train the foreign replacements more than eighty five thousand Americans annually potentially lose their jobs offs of Foreign Labor through the H. One B. Visa Program despite claims by the big business lobby American workers who have been replaced by H. One B. Follow workers say there is no shortage of talented and qualified citizens for high paying white collar jobs current and former. At and T.. Employee said that they they are being laid off after being forced to train the H. One B. Foreign replacements.

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HBO Max launches in May 2020 for $14.99 a month

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:33 sec | 11 months ago

HBO Max launches in May 2020 for $14.99 a month

"Another streaming service scheduled to debut next year eighteen to you says its war course streaming service H. B. O. Max will launch in may it'll cost fifteen dollars a month the same prices HBO now the company officials predict many users will switch to H. B. O. Max because there's more to watch like friends and Sesame Street the service plans to launch fifty original series in the first year part of a two billion dollar initial investment AT and T. which spent eighty one billion dollars to acquire Time Warner thinks HBO Max will be profitable in twenty twenty three Brian Clark ABC news

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Red Sox president: Keeping Mookie, J.D. 'difficult'

Ron St. Pierre

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Red Sox president: Keeping Mookie, J.D. 'difficult'

"The red Sox say they're not ruling out keeping on fielder's Mookie Betts and JD Martinez team president Sam Kennedy says it's going to be difficult but there is a way for them to retain both stars and remain under the competitive balance tax threshold Boston have the highest payroll in the Major League Baseball the last couple of years and of course the owners John Henry and Time Warner last week said they want to get under that two hundred and eight million dollar cap good luck with

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How I Built This

08:37 min | 1 year ago

"So what are the guiding principles of creativity is that some of you very best ideas. Come out of sheer frustration products like honest tea or cliff bar olders dyson these all came about because their founders couldn't find the beverages or energy bars or shoes or or vacuum cleaners that they wanted so they invented them but in the case of Tristan Walker. I think it's safe to say that he didn't just start from a place of mild frustration. He actually started from a place of being fed up even angry because for most of his life he had felt completely league ignored totally overlooked whenever he walked into the shaving. I'll drugstore virtually all the big shaving brands were making products that worked well on men with relatively straight hair but tristen couldn't find a high quality razor that worked on his curly facial hair without leaving razor bumps olivarez neck Kajol line and he knew that like him many African American men were dealing with the exact same problem so he decided to design bevill a shaving system with a simple single blade razor that was easy on his face and he wanted everything about the product to look and feel great not like the dusty boxes of shaving products for African American men that we seem to be on the bottom shelves at the drugstore and his ambition to build a black owned and led consumer Marand as big as Johnson Johnson or proctor and gamble but of course when I tried to raise money from all those VC firms on sand hill road in Silicon Valley and he got a lot of knows but eventually he was able to launch his company with a razor some shaving cream but of oil and brush and over the past five years his brand has grown to include more than thirty specialized hair and beauty products for men and women which are now sold and lots of big retailers lers across the country a few weeks ago. Tristan sat down to tell me how he did it in front of a live audience at the Lincoln Theater in Washington. DC tristen Walker Central. I'll take it so let's start. Let's start at the beginning. Tell me about about out your childhood knew you grew up in Queens where I like to describe. It is a bit of the Rosa grew from concrete story. I grew up in Queens New York projects. It's Welfare Bouts of homelessness that sort of stuff right and I realized very early at one goal in life and as as wealthy as possible as quickly as possible Salaam. I realized three ways to do it. I was to be an actor athlete that didn't work second second was to work on Wall Street that didn't work in the last entrepreneurship and then thank goodness. I came to that realization. We were a little boy. A A your dad died. He was killed killed and you grew up with an older brother and your mom. What did your mom do yet for work so oh my mom worked three jobs mainly New York City Housing Authority Administrative Assistant? She spent some time working for Time Warner Cable and she did some retail all at the same time within seven days. I don't know how she did it. She did it. Thank goodness for her. It was not easy but she persevered and as a result of I think her perseverance good fortune beam I graduate college in my family and she she really in what what do you remember about like your neighborhood growing up as a kid I mean would did you do. Did you add in do much because I couldn't do much like my father was killed. When I was three years old? I don't remember too much about him other than the fact that he was killed when I was three years old which is a little bit telling to Kinda type of environment that I did grow up in so you know I lived probably the first six seven years of my life live in Jamaica Queens New York forty projects in the time I turned around seven years old. We moved to flushing Queens. Another project can development and it was much of the same right. My mother was like you're going to be the one you're not gonNa go through this stuff very disciplined. Stay home. Get Your studies and you're not going outside. When I snuck snuck outside? She caught me. I got in a lot of trouble but that was really kind of my life right. Get to school get home. Do you work repeat and you know that discipline actually Kinda got me to wearing them. Now school easy for you has a kid yeah. I was a good student because the discipline that was inspired me I always excelled right. I tended to be at least up until high school anyway at or near the top of my class you know and I kinda slow down when I say that stuff because by the time I got to high school. I realized I didn't even know what a verb was right. I wouldn't do this entire time. All the way up until my high school years doing really really well at the top of my class not even knowing what verb now and that sort of thing was as a teenager you ended up going to this really elite private boarding school hotchkiss in Connecticut the way I like to describe posh kisses is the first time I got to see how the other half lived. I went to school literally rockefellers Ford's right and I learned a couple of things first name mattered to being wealthy wasn't same as being rich and the last and probably the most important was I can compete with each and every one of them while while while I didn't know Oh what a verb was I learned and by the end of my four years they're you know on a roll like that. Sort of thing you know is then absolutely just wonderful experience for me but transformative in a little bit different from how I grew up was it was the transition for you when you got there because you were like fourteen years old. I've been living away from home since I was thirteen fourteen years old and were the first few months at hard for you. academically we get to the school and I realize I don't even have a computer and you know all of my other classmates had computers that sort of thing and I went to leave as the English professor who is my adviser at the time and I remember he took me to this basement. We're all used textbooks are and then he was old compaq like Presidio L. Computer that we had the like hall out and take it to my room so academically. It was very tough because I wasn't equipped with the tools to compete but over the years accelerating so you fish you go to Stony Brook University New York to study economics. Most most students don't necessarily know what they're gonNa do but did you have a sense of what you want to pursue their and what you thought you would do after I mean I was always thinking about the after I wanted to get wealthy yeah I was pretty singular in that help very singular in that hope and overtime that's kind of morphed and changed and the things that are important Ed Morrison changed but I knew I was very very very focused on how to get there and Wall Street was the next greatest option. All this silicon valley stuff at new idea about my world was New England so you're thinking do this degree and I'll go into finance plows e- economics is the closest degree we had at Stony Brook again to Wall Street Okay and in between my first and second year of university I got an internship and Lehman Brothers back office halfway through I I said I want to try some of this front office stuff so I left that enjoined trading desk at the time just observing so when you graduate so you you went actually went to work for Leman and then as a traitor and then everything and eventually JP Morgan in that time at that time time period. Did you still think this is what I should be doing. This is my sort of path to the worst years of my life. This is two thousand and five when I joined the company and as a traitor. Your job is to make money

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Trump says it's 'great news' activist investor involved with AT&T because CNN is 'bad for the USA'

Chris Plante

00:59 min | 1 year ago

Trump says it's 'great news' activist investor involved with AT&T because CNN is 'bad for the USA'

"President trump has been very critical of CNN now he's praising news this morning trump is that there may be a buyout of C. N. N.'s parent company AT and T. there's an activist investor Elliott management's thinking about taking over AT and T. trump tweeted great news that an activist investor is now involved with A. T. and T. as the owner of very low rating CNN perhaps they will now put a stop to all of the fake news emanating from its non credible anchors of course CNN has been very critical of trump in their coverage Christine Romans with more on this. Ellie had management proposal for AT and T. and a letter to the board Eliot call Time Warner quote spectacular company then questioned eighteen tease a strategy here's a language eighteen T. has yet to articulate a clear strategic rationale for why eighteen T. needs own Time Warner well it's too soon to tell whether a TT can create value a Time Warner we remain cautious on the benefits of this

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Will HBO Max work and will consumers pay?

KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown

05:10 min | 1 year ago

Will HBO Max work and will consumers pay?

"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as bounty of the Hollywood reporter and Matt. We've known that this industry is disrupted and Warner brothers and Warner media. Its parent are sort of the ultimate case study. You're right now of what is going on. Warner Brothers was the premier studio in this industry for so many years and being the chairman of Warner Brothers was the biggest deal imaginable and they have now announced that an Sarnoff who who comes from the B._B._C. America America and has really good experience and is very well regarded but is completely almost completely unknown in Hollywood is going to be the chairman of Warner brothers and at the same time the Warner media is announcing in the launch of this H._B._O.. Oh Max which is the streaming service that they have been building toward and they are pulling programming from all over the place to service this thing. This is a huge priority. So first of all your people were going to have to look at that they do. I need this will this H._B._O.. Max Idea Work and at the same time within the industry. There's a question of well gee. What does this mean for Warner Brothers? I mean is Warner. Brothers now going to be subservient to the streaming service and does being chairman of Warner Brothers really have any kind of clout and prestige or are you just going to be taking orders effectively from Bob Greene Blah who runs the streaming service as well as these other cable channels and H._B._O.. He reports to <hes> John Stanky the. Head of Warner media as does and Sarnoff but it's not so clear what it all means in terms of who has power this really does represent a sign of the Times entertainment because when A._T.. And T. bought the Time Warner assets it was very clear that the crown on jewel was not warner brothers. It was H._B._O.. Because they could leverage H._B._O.. To create a global streaming service that will hopefully in their words compete with net flix and that's what every conglomerate is trying to do right now. They're trying to leverage with their assets are create new stuff and go head to head with Netflix so you're seeing warner media pullback a lot of the content that was out there most notably friends which has been streaming on Netflix is now going. Going to switch over to this new H._B._O.. Max they're gonNA start doing with a bunch of other shows on the C._W.. On Turner on the Turner Networks Like T._N._T.. And T._B._S. Some C._N._N.. Content this is all going to be funneled into this H._B._O.. Bill mack streaming service will be pitched as an add on to H._B._O.. Or as its own thing a little bit more expensive than the traditional H._B._O.. Costs currently and that's where we're at right now because comcast is doing the same thing with the N._B._C.. Universal shows like the office just pulling it away from net flicks doing their own thing. Disney is launching their own thing. We're going to get into a very stratified ecosystem where the streaming services are tops and the contents suppliers are going to be the studios that they own and. Hopefully others they think I mean has made a Fortune Selling T._v.. Shows the T._v.. Division has been lead you know Big Bang theory two and a half men all of these shows in different networks very profitably and enjoying all of the reaping all of the rewards that followed followed and they just sold a huge project to Netflix Sandman so they're still looking to get that cash coming in the door obviously the I don't even know how you sort it out and I think more importantly people in the industry. I don't know how you sort it out if I'm making a T._v.. Show and Warner Brothers is making that show at what goes to H._B._O.. Max what goes somewhere else. What do I sell to C._B._S.? A._B._C. or or Hulu or whatever so I think it's it's almost like this dizzying situation within the industry of figuring. Bring out who is going to emerge victorious and how these things are going to be sorted and that's that's a potential big change for Warner Brothers which as you mentioned has been this people say there are the arms dealer of Hollywood in the sense that they have sold everybody but if you look at what Disney is doing Disney is very purposefully holding back a lot of their stuff and they are trying to create an ecosystem around this new Disney plus streaming service that will be the one stop shop for Disney. Now Disney has a very strong consumer rebrand and people know Disney and they want Disney oriented content. It's not quite the same for Warner Brothers. They don't have that brand name they just you wouldn't the average person on the street wouldn't even know that one brothers produced two and a half men yet. It's probably the biggest revenue generator that the company has so I just I think it'd be very interesting to see how warner's approaches this ecosystem and who they sell to and who they don't and from the consumer standpoint of course the question is how much does this cost they said it will.

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FCC, AT And DOJ discussed on This Week In Google

This Week In Google

01:55 min | 1 year ago

FCC, AT And DOJ discussed on This Week In Google

"Back to team mobile and sprint, you got the chairman of the FCC all hot and bothered. He's excited, you got the DOJ ready to sue. At basically people are saying it's a push fifty fifty we don't know what's going to happen. I'd like to see a merger us t mobile. I think sprint is pretty much useless in our area. Be nice. Nice to see a merge. Especially if they live up to that pledge to get ninety seven percent five G coverage in three years. That would be awesome. You don't think they'll do it? Well, even if they did do it, you know, there's no guarantee on pricing. There's no guarantee on the quality of the network. There's, there's a lot of things. It's one thing to say building something out. It's another thing to say building something else. It's good in coverage doesn't mean quality speeds coverage, just means you can get a bar possibly there. You remember AT and T and Time Warner the merger, and they told everybody that wants that merger happens. We are going to hire thousands of new employees. What happened? They fired fired was twenty seven thousand five hundred jobs. So it just shows you could promise regulators, whatever you want, and you can actually lie to the kids. See you cannot lie to the SEC. So I always find it interesting to look at what companies say, in their, you know, their ten ks their stock events with the FCC sorry SEC, because the FCC, they can just do whatever they want AT, and T promised seven thousand new jobs. Actually that wasn't the merger that was to get a tax break, I apologize. They cut twenty th that was for the big federal tax break. We did get. And you remember they, they gave the one thousand or three thousand dollar bonuses to people as part of the town.

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What To Expect From Alphabet's Earnings

WSJ What's News

03:29 min | 1 year ago

What To Expect From Alphabet's Earnings

"Our main story this morning alphabets are names, Google's parent company is set to release numbers after the bell today and for investors. There will be a whole host of questions from what the company is doing to police the spread of misinformation on YouTube to how it's planning on combat in competition from Amazon Charlie Turner has been speaking to our alphabet reporter, rob Copeland about what we can expect. Rob investors will be watching the performance of Google's YouTube division, but financially that's a tough chore. Isn't it exactly you know, YouTube is really a blackbox inside Google? The company wraps its earnings inside the legacy search business and the search businesses one of the most spectacular profitable businesses in the history of the earth. So it's very tough to see how YouTube is doing well how much liability does you to face because of events like streaming the New Zealand massacres that putting a damper is that turning people off of YouTube. Definitely the last thing. Google wants is headline risk. And that's exactly what YouTube gives it right now. They have really tough bargain to strike when there is a big news event like the shooting at the mosque in New Zealand. They could shut down New Zealand, for instance on YouTube, but they would lose a tremendous amount of money in advertising. And frankly, they might not even stop the proliferation of the video. I'm curious how much competition does YouTube face from other streaming services, or is it still the dominant? One overall, it is the dominant one in certain categories and for certain types of videos, but Bernstein's faces incredible competition from twitch for people making videos on themselves playing video games, it has a new product YouTube TV product, which would like to compete with Time Warner and apple TV. And quite frankly, hasn't caught fire at all. And you write that Google doesn't break out you tubes finances. So that metric is tough to figure out anyway, exactly and analysts and investors have begged for more information and the company has shown no. No indication that it wants to get into that. What about Amazon and the competition from there? Rob the ladder is impacting Google's dominance advertising. And search isn't exactly they face a truly existential threat from Amazon that we really couldn't even imagined a year or two ago consumers are starting to go directly to Amazon to search for things if they want a Hanes t shirts that used to put it in Google and Google could sell you ads on it. If you don't go to Google, and you go to Amazon, I it is just a death for alphabet. So investors will basically be king on those two things. Can we expect any surprises? This is a company that very rarely surprises. They rarely give out really any interesting guidance as well. The thing is search is so big that it can mask larger larger problems one thing that investors have been looking at is the margin, which which fell last quarter a little more than many analysts were expecting. And it's right now at twenty one percent, which is a spectacular business over time. Time that should fall. But if that falls again this quarter and just another quarter. That would be definitely surprise. I don't know if you know the answer to this. But I'll ask it. Anyway, you know, it's one of the FANG stocks. How's it doing in relation to the others? It's doing okay this year. It's about in line with the market. It wasn't doing. Well last year. I think it actually fell last year. So there is a lot of opportunity here. But the question is is this a growth company anymore, or is this the beginning of a winter for an old, man? Wall Street Journal reporter, rob Copeland.

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Newest contenders in the streaming wars: Apple, Disney and more

Talking Tech

05:03 min | 1 year ago

Newest contenders in the streaming wars: Apple, Disney and more

"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform, go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners all aboard away wrong podcast. This is the talking tech pod. Hi, I'm Brett Molina. Hi, I'm Kelly Lawler. We're ho co-hosts of the mothership podcast your favorite USA today network podcast about the culture, if you like technology that I'm guessing you probably have Star Wars in avengers. And all that fun stuff. That's all we talk about on this pod. So if you wanna listen in just find us on itunes or Stitcher or pretty much anywhere. You can find a podcast like this lovely one were hosting right now. Talking tech. We're filling in Frankel, Jeff. Yes. Hi, Jeff hope you're enjoying your time off. So. Yeah, right now, we're gonna talk about streaming services because we have another one on the list Disney. Plus, it is among eight thousand give or take a couple hundred streaming services that are out there. The big six. Or what we calling the ones that are either already available that are dominant and the three new ones that are due this year that we think will be dominant. So that's Netflix Amazon Hulu, apple plus Disney. Plus, and whatever Warner media calls it their service, which will have like, friends and some other stuff. I don't know they're weird. But it's the AT and T Time Warner merger streaming service. Let's feng. Let's just hope they don't use pause on the title. We'll see what God now, so Disney. Plus, they announced all the shows and movies and all the stuff they're going to have on there and the price. It's going to be I believe six ninety nine per month or roughly seventy dollars for the year. What's your take on Disney postal may take on Disney? Plus is that their way better at this than apple is? And that's probably because they've been in the entertainment industry for many decades and apple thinks that they can just reinvent the wheel with a black and white video of famous people talking about the importance of art. And not give out any details or show any clips and Disney knows that they need to wet fans. Appetites the price is insane. The price is going to be a big deal because I don't think apple can afford to make the price that low and Warner media certainly can't it's way lower than that flicks right now, they're most popular package is twelve ninety nine a month. And the family angle is not to be trifled with, you know, Disney's been family for many decades, and they've survived better that a lot of the Oji Hollywood studios. Well, I mean for Disney the big advantages, they own all the content, and you know, at least with Netflix, and Hulu what they've done is. They've gotten the rights to a lot of shows and movies, and then they've kind of backed in with their own original shows. Disney has a ton of stuff already. They have their own Disney properties. They have marvel they have Star Wars apples at a at a bit of a disadvantage because they have none of the properties right now. It's going to be all originals. It's going to be a lot of originals at once more originals than any other service has yet to debut with. So that's a new strategy. I don't think it will work as well. And I think Disney has low key been preparing for this for decades because they had that whole Disney volt thing which ends up being in their favor. Because like it's not like we own a lot of those things on DVD or we're used to seeing them a lot earlier. So the idea that like I watch Bambi whatever I want now is very appealing because I couldn't when I was a kid, and they're going to have a lot of the marvel movies out first and foremost on their service same Star Wars. So there's a lot of incentive to get involved between this and the price. I think that I mean, I think it's going to be very competitive. And I think you're gonna see a lot of people jump on it early on. And. Yeah, family friendly. I don't think they're any kind of adult are level type movies TV shows or anything it's mostly very much. Surrounding kids and family stuff. So it's going to be a very interesting niche. The streaming wars have begun that Tatan Bumba Obam that'll do it for talking tech today. Thanks so much for listening. Don't forget we are co-host of the mothership podcast, and you can find us on itunes, or Stitcher or soundcloud or any app has podcast were therefore, you're sometimes having a great idea is the easy part getting people to hear about your idea. Not always so simple. But now there's wicks at wicks dot com. You can start and publish your website for free wicks as artifice design intelligence. Creates a stunning website for you in just a few minutes. 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"time warner" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"time warner" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"And then, you know, she left spectrum of Time Warner the time whatever it was. And that could be the kind of thing that could all of this is very believable. I also believe I never heard that kind of story about Lucas an athlete is a person whatever it feels very out of character. But I don't know what happened. And so we're all in a position. Now, I think rightly where we have learned and been taught to. Believe stories to not say, well, she didn't report it right away. Must not have happened that there are thousands of reasons why women don't ever say anything about any of these things. But in individual cases, it can become tricky and heart. I am again don't want to don't want to do a disservice either party. So I hope the truth comes out because some it, obviously if this really happened and she's traumatized by it. It's awful. It is the worst. If it didn't happen and Luke's being accused of something you didn't do that's equally bad. So hopefully, the truth out if we'll go conversation of what happens if they're both sort of they're both two versions of the same both. They're telling the truth. And and and so only time will tell but that is the latest on that investigation. The lakers. Meanwhile, are interviewing coaches and reports have it that they're interviewing Tyron Lou for a second time today. And then there's money Williams who may have his choice of at least two and possibly three jobs will lay all that out for you next Brian Kinski in for Mace. I'm john. Ireland ESPN LA..

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The future of Star Wars: All the known movies and TV series coming your way

Bloomberg Markets

06:12 min | 1 year ago

The future of Star Wars: All the known movies and TV series coming your way

"Disney is trying to reshape the media landscape this morning, and at least it's reshaping the picture for a shares. Shares surging more than ten percent to a record high. Joining us in our Bloomberg interactive brokers studios. I'm so pleased to say terror Lachapelle who covers all things media and deals and telecom for Bloomberg opinion, terra, I find this deal fascinating. They unleashed Disney. Plus, which is the answer to net flicks. But can we start with just how limited is this offering at first I mean, this offering six ninety nine a month and a lot has been made of the price. But it's because there's not going to be a whole lot on it to begin with. If you're a really big Star Wars fan, perhaps there's a dry there because they are going to be able to have all the old Star Wars films. Which wasn't a sure thing we didn't know that. There was a big surprise last night because doesn't it actually sold the rights to those movies to Turner awhile back? So they probably had to pay big time to get those rights back for the Disney plus app. So if. Star wars. Okay. You've got that a Star Wars series is going to be on it the mandatory orien-, and then a lot of old Disney movies. So if you have young kids, perhaps it's good for that. Because we know kids don't mind watching the same movies over and over again. It's a great way to keep them. Busy. That you know, it's it's build a sort of the family app compliment to ESPN, plus and Hulu, which are the sports and more of the content. I guess you could say, but to me it really is forced to per fans of Disney and six ninety nine you know, you really not getting a whole lot for that price at first what's the vision for Disney? Plus, I think Disney plus is the product of the center of the future of Disney, which is kind of amazing. And I made the point in my column today that that's why the name kind of concerns me because Disney plus implies it's sort of like an add on as supplement to the real Disney. When really they're sticking their future on this app. And it's not gonna be profitable. And until two thousand twenty four which is going to be a few years after CEO Bob Eiger, who's leading this mission as long gone. He's retiring in twenty twenty one. So there's still a lot of questions about what this is going to look like how it's going to disturb the rest of the empire as an increasing amount of content goes to the app and not to. Sneeze other properties. How's this going to be the future though? I mean, I assume that eventually it will have more content. You're talking about the limited offerings at the initial out. What is the content eventually? And how does this end up being the monster revenue driver that Disney really needs? So I think what they're envisioning is as we've sort of seen this bulk innovation of the TV industry that Disney is increasingly going to keep anything that comes that's made by Disney on Disney. Plus, that's where you're gonna have to subscribe to get it or ESPN, plus and Hulu, and maybe they'll be some sort of bundle of those three apps. But basically, if if you're a Star Wars fan, if you like marvel movies, if you want Pixar movies, National Geographic content, you're gonna have to subscribe to Disney. Plus, so they're really sort of. Monopolizing that content for their own app. And it's not going to be available in other places. I mean, you can still, you know, big big films. We'll still go to the movie theaters, and maybe people will still pay to go. See those marvel productions maybe that still draws people out to pave and go to the movie theaters. But at the end of the day, I think what they're saying is the app is going to be the new home of Disney, and you need to subscribe. If you want anything Disney, so people are focusing on Netflix today. Netflix shares are slightly lower. But to me the real losers here, potentially the big cable networks. Absolutely. I mean, Disney right now is very dependent on the traditional bundles still, and they're not fully moving away from that by any means with Disney plus app yet. They I hearing from keagan part of peak global market intelligence that Disney gets about fifteen dollars a month per subscriber from its top twelve TV networks, which is a ton of money, and they're gonna have this app for six ninety nine. They generated about three billion dollars in box. Office ticket sales last year from its films and eventers endgame opening later this month could be the biggest opening ever. So they are still very dependent on these former revenue streams, but I think Disney possible accelerate this court cutting trend because if you are such Disney fan, why would you subscribe to cable one hundred dollars hundred dollars a month or you could just get Disney for six ninety nine. And I think that's what they're really hoping for. Although can you really get it for six hundred nine. My question is when they actually start to incorporate more offerings onto Disney, plus can they possibly stay at this price that undercuts net flicks. I mean, that's the reason why people were so odd by it because it just blows that flex out at the water in terms of in terms of discounts. Right. I mean, they've left themselves a lot of over to raise the price at six ninety nine. It's much cheaper than net flicks at twelve ninety nine, but again, Netflix has more I would say diversity of content for adults at least. But yeah, they've left themselves a lot of room. And I I would imagine the company hasn't said anything about this. But I would. Imagine that over time as bigger hits make it to that app. And they're increasing number of originals. They will have both the wherewithal and the need to raise the price. Okay. So going forward four net flicks. What is sort of the key test about whether this will actually draw people away from it? Yeah. Because I think right now the draw. Netflix is good enough for the price. Right. Maybe it doesn't have always the the best quality movies. And it doesn't have some of the TV shows you like to watch on cable. But at the end of the day at thirteen dollars a month. That's kind of a great deal. The question is over time. Does it lose that appeal as Disney plus comes on board, and then AT and T launches some apparatus HBO and the other assets bought from Time Warner, and there's all these other free ad-supported apps coming coming out. Now this year. That question is do people still need to pay for net. Flicks. 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Post 'Game of Thrones,' can HBO still be HBO?

KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown

04:20 min | 1 year ago

Post 'Game of Thrones,' can HBO still be HBO?

"I'm Kim masters in. This is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Belony of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt there was a big splashy premier in New York last few days for game of thrones. That has been a huge hit for HBO, and it is ending, and it is ending as Richard player, the longtime head of HBO is has resigned and is leaving and John stanky the new head of Warner media installed by AT and T. The new owners of what was Time Warner is looking to HBO to generate more content. I don't know. I mean, I wasn't at the premiere neither you, but if for reading about it from a distance it felt to me like is this the end of something or can HBO continued to be be. Oh, well, that's the big question is game of thrones. For the past decade has been the HBO signature show and you see up to thirty million viewers for one show, which is unheard. And of and now they are facing for the first time a post game of thrones HBO, and yes, there are as many as four they're calling them successor series in development, and who knows if those will work, but can they amass the same audience and grow it to the extent AT and T wants to grow it without that signature show. Yeah. And veep is ending too. I mean they've been on such a role. And so I guess one of these spin offs is casting. But of course, it's going to be a while before that's show. And and the question is a site. Geiss question will people still be there when it returns to they love game of thrones? And that that ongoing way can they maintain that that level of whatever it was about game of thrones? That has so many people so in love with it. And and at the same time are they going to just hold onto their subscriptions waiting. Yeah. We did a pole this week in Hollywood reporter that. It show that twenty eight percent of people have unsubscribe to a channel or streaming service based on one show coming to an end, and that's an interesting stat. Because if there was ever a show that would drive interest in network, it would be game of thrones. Which is the number one show on television. That's one issue. The second issue is that AT and T is really pushing HBO to be more of a volume player. More shows more demographics, creating content for and really trying to ramp up the output, but game thrones was game of thrones. Because HBO took its time it spent lavishly these final six episodes are reportedly costing more than ten million dollars each, and they really, you know, it was a bespoke product that turned into a massive hit is AT and T going to give that kind of freedom to create. What will what will ultimately be the next game of thrones that we have no idea what that is. Now. Yeah. I mean, the lavishness of that party was old school HBO. I felt like it was HBO still being HBO. We we know very Well Matt that HBO throws some of the splashes parties that anybody throws in Hollywood. So are they even gonna continue that tradition? This is a regime change there. So we don't know how many of the people who were at H B O are now going to remain, and whether this transition in I have to say looking big picture at all the stuff that was acquired in this Time Warner acquisition HBO is now in transition. Bob green black arriving at Warner media running HBO as well as the some of the cable channels, Kevin CJ HARA gone. At Warner Brothers studio. There's just a lot going on right now at this company. And it feels like a lot of uncertainty is AT and T has only just really taken control of this company. HBO is the key here. They've gotta get HBO. Right. Because that is the two billion dollar a year cash cow and AT and T needs even more. Out of HBO because it is highly leveraged, thanks to this eighty five billion dollar deal to buy Time Warner and therein lies the potential irony. Thank you, Matt. Thank you, that's felony editorial director of the Hollywood. Reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown.

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Wikileaks may bring Trump's latest crisis (The 3:59, Ep. 526)

The 3:59

04:47 min | 1 year ago

Wikileaks may bring Trump's latest crisis (The 3:59, Ep. 526)

"Welcome to the three fifty nine. I'm Joanie Saltzman. And I am joined remotely this morning by our own Maggie rear than Maggie. Thanks for coming. Thanks for having me this lot of fun. So as taping right now, the former fixer and lawyer to President Donald Trump is testified to congress and WikiLeaks is rearing its head last night. Michael Cohen prepared statement claimed that Trump was aware that an associate Roger stone was in contact with WikiLeaks about the release of trove of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee, so Maggie the Trump presidency has faced a lot of questions about what the president knew win during his campaign. If this claim is true, how big of a deal is that the idea that he knew that an associate was in contact with WikiLeaks. It's really big deal. I'm not a lawyer. But I mean, this is this is illegal activity. Right. So the whole Wiki leaks stuff. I mean, that's trafficking stolen information from people's Email. So, you know, anybody who knew about it and was a party to distributing that information that's criminal activity. So. So right there crime has been committed right though. It's big deal. There are questions too about Michael Cohen. He's testifying before congress before going to prison because he lied to congress. So how much how much how skeptical do we need to be about what he is telling congress now? Well, I mean, and that's clearly with the White House has been saying like this guy is already been out there. He's a known liar. You know? So how much of it? Can you really believe, you know, it's hard to say I mean. I don't know. I. Soobee Lisa's also come out and said that what Michael Cohen statement is untrue. We can excel itself has denied it. So there's a lot of questions still even as we get more information while there seems to be a greater appetite in the US government to take on text bad behavior. Yesterday. The Federal Trade Commission said it would create a technology task force that would look into competition in the tech industry. Maybe how does this fit into attitude towards Silicon Valley lately? Well, I think we've seen over the past year or so that. Politicians policy makers everybody wants to clamp down a little bit more on Silicon Valley. Right. I mean couple of year years ago, these companies were really like. Sort of the golden children of of of DC, right? Everybody loved the tech companies. And now everybody's a little bit more skeptical. So I think what we're seeing here is, you know, this really should be oversight of the FTC under what we see in terms of current law. But I think there's been a lot of skepticism that the agency is really up to the task to handle it. I mean, they they aren't just focused on Facebook in tech companies, but they have have to oversight over like, all consumer goods and stuff. So, you know, I think this commission is is trying to show that they're gonna be up a little bit on their antitrust staff, and that they're going to focus and get some real expertise in there to look specifically at these companies. But I again, I still think that there's some skepticism I think that there are some consumer groups or saying, they don't think it's it's enough that we need other kinds of reform. I'm in in that kind of thing. Yeah. Yeah. Finally yesterday, the US government lost its appeal hoping to unwind AT and T giant eighty five billion dollar Or with Time Warner which is the parent of TV networks like HBO CNN TBS things like that. That means the two companies have no real hurdles to keep themselves from completely intertwining. Do you have any sense about how eighteen might try to ingrain Time Warner with services now that there's nothing holding the back? No more questions. Well, they've already been doing it. Yeah. They're gonna be coming out with with services. I mean, you know, that you're covering what they're up to. So this really was kind of an annoying thing. That was cloud hanging over them. And now that I think that it's all cleared up. They just feel like they can kind of move full-throttle. I mean, one of the big things here is like the government's not gonna appeal. So this is not anything that's going to have any chance of going to the supreme court. That's us for today. I'm Joanie Sol's men with Maggie Bearden. Thanks again. Maggie, thanks for having me. And thanks for listening.

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U.S. appeals court approves $81 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. appeals court approves $81 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner

"Federal appeals court has cleared AT and T's purchase of Time Warner the US circuit court of appeals in Washington. DC rejected the Trump administration's claim AT and T's eighty-five. Billion dollar takeover of Time Warner would harm consumers the decision called the government's objections unpersuaded. It was rare for the government to try and stop a merger of a distributor and a supplier AT and T said it hoped the unanimous ruling would end the litigation Time Warner's content, including CNN and HBO should help AT and T compete with Netflix and YouTube, which produce content and sell it directly to consumers without a cable

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"time warner" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"time warner" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of AT and T and Time Warner rejecting a second attempt by government antitrust officials to break up the more than eighty billion dollar merger that closed last year joining us now from Washington with more on what the ruling means for consumers is Wall Street Journal reporter, Brent KENDALL. Brent this was the second attempt by antitrust enforcers to oppose the deal, arguing it would stifle competition. But the court didn't buy that argument. And this ended up being a pretty big loss for the Justice department. It was a big loss for the Justice department. The outcome was what most people expected this case is not gone well from the for the DOJ pretty much from the outset. And by the time an appeals court gets to hear one of these things they can only throw out what a trial court has done. If the trial court made serious clear errors, and the court said, you know, the trout court made some problematic statements in this case. But on the whole much of what it said when it ruled for AT and T. Was not an abusive discretion and was supported by the evidence. And so therefore AT and T wins AT and T and Time Warner have already merged, but they had agreed to some temporary rules amid the legal challenge. So what does Tuesday's ruling mean immediately for the two companies AT and T had already been moving forward with the Time Warner assets. But this case because it was still being litigated basically just hung like a cloud over what they were doing. This removes most if not all legal uncertainty that is left, you know, an unwinding of merger would have been pretty messy. And so he headed agreed to these temporary rules that would have made that possible had they had they lost. You know in later stages of the litigation, but with this ruling AT and T can pretty much put this chapter behind them. I mean, they own Time Warner they can now pretty much move forward and do what they want as a combined company. I mean theory the Justice department could seek review from the supreme court. But the odds of that happening are extremely unlikely and they high court only hears. About seventy five cases that year and the DOJ now having lost twice may not have any really strong arguments to make for the supreme court intervening. Now, we are facing more consolidation in this space, AT and T and Time Warner and also Disney's acquisition of twenty first century. Fox's entertainment assets, come to mind, what impact will this consolidation have on consumers when it comes to their choices and the prices they pay..

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Judges OK $81 billion AT

Rush Limbaugh

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Judges OK $81 billion AT

"A federal judge allowing AT and T's merger with Time Warner to proceed last June. A US district court judge ruled that the eighty five point four billion dollar deal was indeed legal and said go ahead department of Justice appealed saying the merger would reduce competition and lead to higher. Consumer

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"time warner" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"time warner" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

"I think it's a dollar ninety nine out of sure exactly what the pricing. I think. That's right. But think about that that is the ultimate serving the interests of the fan, and that's just a great business model. I think we're looking at this for European football and so forth as well. But that that is all a cart at the extreme. Right. That's a hard decision to make. And you got to be thinking about the fan. I go down those paths. How long do you think that the leagues themselves become direct distributors of their sports and cut you guys out or work together with you? But also offer an option where you can buy a package or a game directly through the leagues. They do it today. Right. I mean, you're you're seeing this happened today. Several leagues are going directly to the consumer. And I it's not just sports. I mean, look if you're in the the media business if you have premium content. You better be trying to figure out how you go directly to the consumer. That's where the business model is going. That's this is why Time Warner acquisition was so important to us because this idea that if you own premium content, and you think you're just going to generate returns by going wholesale do cable companies satellite countries, so forth. That's not going to do it in the in today's day and age you're going to have to figure out how to get directly to the consumer. That's why Warner media now what we call Time Warner. We're standing up a direct to consumer platform that is called an S spot video on demand service to go directly to the consumer. You're going to have to talk about that world. So you guys said we're coming out with this late this year. But I think actually it's really gonna launch next year the full service going up against apple Amazon. Netflix little company Netflix. Yeah. Disney FOX, they're either all in the market there are spending billions and billions and billions of dollars on content. And how much capacity do you have to sort of compete with them dollar for dollar? You've already taken on a ton of debt just to do. This Warner media deal how much flexibility you have to sort of keep up with them for if they're going after a deal that you want at the same time the debt situation. We'll have the lion share that debt paid off by interview this year. So I know sitting here thinking the debt somehow is a inhibitor to what we need to do Warner media think about Warner Brothers studios. I don't think people appreciate just how deep in broad their IP, libraries, intellectual property library. I mean, just try to conceive of what sits within Warner Brothers. In fact, I think the best example of this that people don't think about is net. Flicks licenses a lot of Warner Brothers content as so last year the contract for friends the rerun friends right came up for renewal of Warner Brothers. We own that intellectual property, and when it appeared that net flicks might lose friends their customers. There was an outcry. It was that was surprising outcry from their customers net. Flicks wanted to rely since just France, well, friends is just one little piece of content city within Warner Brothers. They have a library of this kind of stuff plus movies. Plus continue regeneration of new stuff now at HBO. There is a library of content here that I. Leave. We'll rival just about anybody. And it's not going to require a ton of new investment, some require some new investment. We've already said we're gonna plow a lot of money additional money in to HBO to beef up that library. And so what is the objective of this? I'm convinced that as you go three four years out. Every household will have at least one two three video on demand. Subscriptions, and Netflix, Hulu, a Disney. Do we think our library and our services so compelling that we will be one of those in virtually every household. We actually do we're convinced that we will be one of those those video on demand. Subscriptions that will be in the household. I also believe that tach d- to video on demand. If you have the opportunity and the potential to offer live TV as well. Can you.

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"time warner" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"time warner" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

"So could that ever be something that could that could be made into a movie as her question? I think you call that movie SIA say a confederate states of America. I I was just gonna say them. And and it's interesting because you know, that movie has people have been fired for kind of being in. I got I had the actor that was fired for being in the film. Wait what why? Well, you know, there was an actor that plays the bad guy in the film. Right. And and he worked for Time Warner it's crazy in Kansas City, and and he had been in other movies, not just my movies. And so they were celebrating. They were kind of honoring him at a an event in Kansas City. And and they showed clips from the movies. And they showed a clip from say and they went oh by God. And they thought he was a racist because of the role he was playing in his it's kind of an example of the corporate problem America. They knew is wrote Time Warner Time Warner was distributing the movie at the time. Okay. Told those guys he's he's he's an actor. You know, when you see Hannibal Lecter in those movies. He's actually not eating people. Wait white. Yeah. Yeah. He's actually just pretending to be accountable. Stop. And and but with terms when it comes to race people corporate America has a really hard time. They have a hard time explaining stuff that's terrible. And so when when it comes to corporate America, if it's a problem, they just get rid of you. They don't explain you. They just get rid of you. And so I've had schools that have had to apologize to the entire school for showing the film. You know, there was a school in New York City that spikes kids went to. They showed the film there and the principal had to apologize to the entire school for showing the school the movie has no sex. No violence, only American history in the movie, and you and people cannot handle it. And it lets you it's American history mixed with satire, and it's very cutting. I mean, oh, no, no. Because I mean, come on. There's there's a commercial with necklaces that are like low jacks for for slaves. You know that was one of the commercials. So, but the, but at the end of the film, you see only know an afterward that shows all those commercials were based on real product right that existed in American life, nigger hair cigarettes, nigger hair tobacco dark toothpaste Sambol. Axle grease made in Kansas City, by the way. All of these were northern products. Darkies toothpaste is still now sold in China as Darlie toothpastes black man to pace still a black Boone guy on the cover of it and Jemima uncle, Ben. You know, all those come from the legacy of slavery. Uncle means. He's a house slave aunt means. She was a house slave. So it's why are you mad at me? Why are you? Why are you? Why are you upset about this American history win? It's just another example of the confederate monuments that are we're surrounded by that. We've not come to terms with. And so that's that's the thing that that the movie kind of does that's upsetting to folks because it makes you have to reevaluate everything you've been taught that's the problem with the film. Now did that offense eighty body is that you have to be able to explain it to folks it's like it's like Huckleberry Finn people want to give the people want to the version of Huck Finn..

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"time warner" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"time warner" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

"So could that ever be something that could that could be made into a movie as her question? I think you call that movie SIA say a confederate states of America. I I was just gonna say them. And and it's interesting because you know, that movie has people have been fired for kind of being in. I got I had the actor that was fired for being in the film. Wait what why? Well, you know, there was an actor that plays the bad guy in the film. Right. And and he worked for Time Warner it's crazy in Kansas City, and and he had been in other movies, not just my movies. And so they were celebrating. They were kind of honoring him at a an event in Kansas City. And and they showed clips from the movies. And they showed a clip from say and they went oh by God. And they thought he was a racist because of the role he was playing in his it's kind of an example of the corporate problem America. They knew is wrote Time Warner Time Warner was distributing the movie at the time. Okay. Told those guys he's he's he's an actor. You know, when you see Hannibal Lecter in those movies. He's actually not eating people. Wait white. Yeah. Yeah. He's actually just pretending to be accountable. Stop. And and but with terms when it comes to race people corporate America has a really hard time. They have a hard time explaining stuff that's terrible. And so when when it comes to corporate America, if it's a problem, they just get rid of you. They don't explain you. They just get rid of you. And so I've had schools that have had to apologize to the entire school for showing the film. You know, there was a school in New York City that spikes kids went to. They showed the film there and the principal had to apologize to the entire school for showing the school the movie has no sex. No violence, only American history in the movie, and you and people cannot handle it. And it lets you it's American history mixed with satire, and it's very cutting. I mean, oh, no, no. Because I mean, come on. There's there's a commercial with necklaces that are like low jacks for for slaves. You know that was one of the commercials. So, but the, but at the end of the film, you see only know an afterward that shows all those commercials were based on real product right that existed in American life, nigger hair cigarettes, nigger hair tobacco dark toothpaste Sambol. Axle grease made in Kansas City, by the way. All of these were northern products. Darkies toothpaste is still now sold in China as Darlie toothpastes black man to pace still a black Boone guy on the cover of it and Jemima uncle, Ben. You know, all those come from the legacy of slavery. Uncle means. He's a house slave aunt means. She was a house slave. So it's why are you mad at me? Why are you? Why are you? Why are you upset about this American history win? It's just another example of the confederate monuments that are we're surrounded by that. We've not come to terms with. And so that's that's the thing that that the movie kind of does that's upsetting to folks because it makes you have to reevaluate everything you've been taught that's the problem with the film. Now did that offense eighty body is that you have to be able to explain it to folks it's like it's like Huckleberry Finn people want to give the people want to the version of Huck Finn..

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"time warner" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"Three part of the Time Warner building was evacuated tonight for a little over an hour. After police got a call about a suspicious package around seven thirty the bomb squad was called in to look at a pair of suspicious packages in the mall area, the third floor, which turned out to be unattended toys. This comes after ten mail packages were sent containing suspicious packages and pipebombs including to CNN housed in that same building in the last twenty four to thirty six hours. Federal investigators are currently analyzing the suspected explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats in an effort to catch the person or persons responsible are Mike smelt has the latest some of the suspicious packages that were sent to prominent Democrats in the one to CNN were sent through the US. Postal service and sources tell CBS news that they were sent from Florida. None of the packages sent exploded. Once they arrive to their intended target, and why PD Commissioner Jimmy O'Neill was asked whether the devices in those packages, then should be considered a hoax or something that should be taken. Seriously. We're not gonna give you a hundred percent accurate description. What the devices were, but we treat we have to treat them as as a live devices. This is a protocol that our bomb squad people use and it keeps everybody safe the white powder in the package delivered to CNN has been analyzed. And it's now been determined that it does not present a biological threat. Despite the targets seeming to be Democrats and critics of President Trump Commissioner Nielson's political motive does not play a role in how law enforcement does their job law enforcement professionals do not care about the politics behind these acts. But we do care about is keeping the public. We serve safe at NYPD headquarters. Mike, smells, WCBS NewsRadio. Eight eighty a New York state supreme court judge has shelved alost suit against President Trump's charitable found. Foundation until a higher court decides if a sitting president can be sued in state court the lawsuit from the state attorney general claims the Trump foundation used money for his twenty sixteen campaign and used funds to settle business disputes the suit seeks two point eight million dollars in restitution and the foundations dissolution. It's not even Halloween had already the flu season has turned deadly are Peter Haskell has more..

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"time warner" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

03:51 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on The Vergecast

"Richard butler that that i would enjoy more than anything i should i'm just hoping audience yes thank you sorry so you know richards fantastic if you've ever dinner with him like literally just waiting in line with them fun so that's going to be an interesting thing the people like that who have had this track in credit richard astonishing track record at hbo great shows and i'll go back to the my book richard was the only person richard was the pr guy for hbo by the way you really was that was essentially he was dreams alive for pr people i know he was any work for jeff bucs who jeff yukos's ran hbo at the time of my book and and richard was his marketing and pr person so he he moved himself and his records been really so impressive and i really enjoyed talking to him all the time but he was the only person jeff bucs was a little bit upset by the deal but richard was the only one in that entire book and the entire time who was really objecting to what had happened and with the merger largely because the stock of time warner suffered a lot of people who had been there there you know he's got a real soul so he was really upset for receptionists and various people got screwed when that stocks tanked essentially but he was always suspect i never he just was the only one who was like this deal is not gonna work and here's why and it was super smart about it and so now he's the guy that's gotta make it work with essentially another version of a o so i think that'll be i mean he's got a lot more power now and a lot more savvy obviously but at the time he he literally the all of those people went along with it all the time warner if you wanna except for richard so i think it'll be kind of an interesting moment for him he's put in the lauda a lot of pressure on hbo not to change or whatever but to be the competitor to netflix right they're gonna right they have to steal sure but what if he goes to them hey i need double the money give me netflix is spending money like a drunken sailor over the left ear so i need double the money and he's got a lot of money right what if he does that they're gonna give it to them i'd give it to them i give richard any amount of money to make something cool but are they are they going to give him a hard time is he gonna want to sit there with like like a committee that tells them what he can do like that i mean jeff beauge just handed him the money right to do it but now he's going to need really big money and so i would be interesting richard a room saying to john stanky i need twice as much money for hbo to make money what kind of people are they going to be they're gonna say yeah yeah sure game of thrones guy like shirl you can do it again or are they going to go like well give us an idea what we can you know you could see that that cultural clash very obviously but we'll say maybe the surprises that the mobile guys will surprise us and based super there is taking very good wall street journal piece described the forthcoming culture clash just had one vignette that i thought set at all which was all that nine eighteen t executives employees period of its hundred thousand all but nine fly coach whereas everybody at time warner has concierge service at the airport it's just like yeah that'll be nice that'll be so we'll see but i'm coach they do they all like oj no they're flying coach i guess they're paying for gogo interacts i had dinner with richard butler and he does not fly coach office dinner i enjoy always seek him out he's a lot all those those executives are fun they're great they're they're hollywood people so we'll see let's see how that works okay thank you very much for.

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"time warner" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on The Vergecast

"Was that digital distribution and the ability to distribute things in homes and that time via cable especially was a critical differentiator for that company to get the content into people's hands i think the problem was devices didn't exist there wasn't mobile mobile changed everything right to be able to do that and people just weren't so it wasn't a commercial thing even though was most commercial consumer focused company at the time and so i think they had like i said it was the right it was a right concept that there was an enormous pushback especially from the cable groups of people who are so old school you couldn't even you know i it was hard to even speak to them because they were so in an old way of thinking of things you know there's a lot of pushback from the movie studios over all even online advertising they thought it was stupid at the time now you know they wanted to be a newspapers they wanted to advertise in newspapers or reviews and now everything that they remember them talking about it well was his stuff they're doing today without even thinking such as clips online ads debut in trailers online that was that was in the thinking back then it just was it was too early i guess was it really just culture clash you have this pulled another amazing line from the beginning of this book this is carrigan in the book it was like watching someone fall down a flight of stairs in slow motion and every bump in thump made me wince so these so many internet companies later would have that description i was the uber and yahoo and others yeah i think it was a huge culture quest look they came they came in and they essentially bought the company even though they talked about it as a merger they bought it they took over the culture they took over the time one yeah they took over the leadership they were in place and look these guys were arrogant like and they're all guys by the way mostly and almost largely and they were super era that some of them had had some sketchy backgrounds or a couple of dealmaking people that were sketchy like no question there was some ways they made money that was sketchy a lot of ponzi scheme round tripping that was disturbing that they you know they'd played fast and loose with how they created themselves and there was also the the dot com bubble the price of aol at the time was so inflated and now today when you look at facebook and others it doesn't seem that way right it was a little bit ahead of its time in terms of being high price but it was i think it really sent the people time warner around the bend thinking they've worked all this time you know doing you know the basic work of media and then these guys come in with his fake stock and run things and tell us what to do and so it was you know both were wrong how they approached it in that aol people were wrong to be this era that and so lecturing even though they were pretty much correct about what they were saying the time warner people you know being so stubborn and on willing to understand that things were changing so drastically not just in television but the magazine business of which they had an enormous business that it was dying even before they realized it the movie business to change every every part of their business the cable business at change we interesting because i look at it as what time that connections restore the that using computers crt's there was no video streaming to speak of and now time warner at that time still own time inc timing has been spun off part of the company then critical of revenue and everything else and it seemed like what they wanted to do was al was going to distribute time inc news magazine on aol service and one day they would get to the video side and now we're just you know twenty years hence or whatever and now the plan seems to be we'll timing has gone it's it's a company but at is going to distribute time warner's video assets over its devices and services right it's like it's literally the.

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"time warner" Discussed on The Vergecast

The Vergecast

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on The Vergecast

"Giving us a lot of really interesting new ways to meet people and they're totally stealing all of the innovative features like from bumble where women could message for that was their big thing now tenders going to let people do that tinder also launching tender places which gives you a map of places you've been you confuse people who've also been there who use tender and that's exactly like this happened that did that i happen actually today had news saying they're going to have a map as well and i just felt sad i was like happened knocking tinder chew off but yeah they're they're also just shamelessly taking features too but yeah so now facebook is launching a dating app and it's gonna go head to head with match group and it's like to me that'll of the monopolies i have some gossip about the facebook dating up when i say gossip i mean this is information i have not verified with a second person but former facebook employee was saying to me like so this facebook daily was announced fa there's a history of things being announced at efate that never ships such as anonymous lockin and this person was saying that it was very notable that it that facebook never said who is working on facebook data and never said what part of the company this is even supposed to be coming out of and also there was no timeframe for launch it was just something that they're going to explore so this person sort of try to make a bet when i didn't i do not bet sources when they come to me with formation but i tried to bet me that facebook dating will never launch so it was like a just like a marketing thing like someone made like made it up as basically an ad and if like off people are into this they will actually find somebody to build it you know it could have been a trial balloon i i believe they've had a lot of meetings about it and i believe they've mocked it up and i'm sure it's been proposed internally there forever and i think it made for a really kind of cute fun thing to talk about during an event that facebook spent most of polish sizing so it definitely kind of help to lighten the mood so you know i do think there's there's kind of something in the works there but you know whether it ever launches is still an open question i will say i think is gonna launch you're in it i think you should bet casey source what about what about dating tv the app and there's a guy talent dating apps used to work they record a vhs tape and send it in it could be it could be tv all right here's what's going to happen we've talked a lot about merger mania there is women who were this company care swisher who is one of the best big company reporters best tech reporters best meteo reporters ever do it in this is a fact when aol time warner she wrote a book about it called it must be a pony in here somewhere she knows all the characters i thought your half an hour to compare aol time warner to eighteen thousand time warner so listen to just listen to cara in general in life but we're gonna play that rick well i'm gonna read an ad we're gonna play that this comeback and paul's to do thing let me read this this episode of the verse gas is brought.

"time warner" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"Me don't aren't they just one of the typical from our region yeah they usually get in so the so do we usually of course not around but canada no canada's gosh i don't they might have been two one world cup in the last twenty years i mean i'm making that up but i think that's that's about right but yeah five got it feel good i mean they have the rights i think soccer in general or football as they call it know around the world i think that's that's gaining a lot of traction in the us i mean i think is the demographics change in the us but just just the popularity of the sport more americans are in and than ever watching the european leagues the premier league champions league which is the you know the cross european club championship and i i just think it keeps growing here in the us and that's going to be a great tournament and very valuable property for fox to have the next you know three world cups and didn't amazon just make some bid for didn't they secure some some broadcast rights for for the premise ship that's right there oh gosh showing some premier league games in the upcoming season are you planning to be in the office during the world cup even though the us is not even though i was happy to get you in the studio today because i shouldn't put this on you it's not like you're the only soccer fan in this off now they building yeah and obviously the our company is very good it always it always it never fails to make me smile every march there are stories written about the lost productivity united states because of the ncaa basketball tournament and people watching during the day and that sort of thing and our company just totally leans into that and we've just got flat screen tv's always all over the office that have the games on and people are scheduling meetings in conference rooms while games are going on so they can you know one one eye on the meeting and one i on the game and i'm assuming we're going to have the games on here i think so and and the.

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"time warner" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"Views on cnbc today and and essentially offering some unsolicited advice to at and t regarding this merger and pointing to a couple of things which may maybe aren't necessarily news per se but because you can go back and study why that deal alternately didn't work out an income to these conclusions but i feel like it it obviously adds it has more weight when it's coming from steve case himself because she's the one sort of overseeing these mistakes and he talked about the very different cultural fits that they were trying to make work and now that they ultimately did not make those work but the other thing you said and this this ties into something we talked about a motley fool money last week and he talked about the the focus on the short term saying that when he when he thinks back on that deal the focus that everyone involved had on not only do we need to make this work we need to make we need to show results immediately for the next quarter and the puerto after that as opposed to hey what's going what's going to work three years from now what what can we do to make this work in the long term because in the short term if all we do is focus on the short term we're gonna blow this that's right and i call it a little bit of that interview and one other thing that i think steve kay said was when they did the time warner deal it was all playing offense trying to kind of put these things together and really you know spread content across the internet the the the young internet at the time but i think and this might have been bearing the lead a little bit but we can't i can't help but say that what the teatime ordeal is and what the potential comcast isn't he sorry comcast fox it's it's all about playing defense and they're playing defense against netflix yes which and this this is something that you know a lot of shoulders might investors might find remarkable but you know this tiny used to be tiny video streaming dvd pinedale company today net flicks is worth more than twice of the eighty five billion dollar deal for time warner it is worth more netflix now is ten billion dollars bigger than disney and so.

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"time warner" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"Which has well over one hundred million subscribers when he talked about their mobile business and their direct tv business time warner has its own cable business or did for split off but you're combining you know this deep well of content from time warner cnn hbo tnt end this phenomenal district one of the biggest distribution businesses in the world networks in the world and that's at and t and so this is why accounts what they call a vertically integrated merger you know you're you're taking you're not taking really to the same as you're taking a business that does one thing really well and another business that presumably does something really well as well and merging them together and it's it's it's happening now and i feel like they said they're going to close the deal early next week just shows you how fast things are turning here but i definitely think this opens the the floodgate for a lot more similar consolidation like we're seeing right here yeah i think that and this is one of the things i heard was that there was a reporter who checked in with some sore at wall street banks and said there were a lot of people in the mergers and acquisitions division that were either changing or flat out canceling their summer vacation land because they're expecting a lot of activity and i think we should probably just start with comcast yes because with with disney making the bid for fox assets and comcast it seemed like there was at least a little bit of tension with income cast regarding how hard they should go after fox's assets and i think a little bit of that tension had to do with the fact of that up until now there hasn't been a ruling on at and t time warner and so if you're if you're inside the conference rooms at comcast and your arguing maybe let's not go after that at least part of your argument has to be look this could be a waste of time and money this could be shot down now the light could not possibly be greener that in terms of what.

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"time warner" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask

Too Embarrassed to Ask

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask

"There you go we're at the twilight of the media moguls right it's not but everybody well not okay fine so we got a question via email from ernest villa khanna he was a vice president at time warner cable for ten years says he felt motivated to speak out against the deal because he lived through the al time warner merger it was long email but i'm going to summarize ernest things at and t has a bad record of success in the pay tv business including uber's and direct tv he says firms like telco tv or ma beth bell failed to succeed in the media business and even if the merger fails the ceo's executives we'll get used windfalls so ed ernest is against the merger what do you think of his arguments because they were bad before i think everyone's bad before like that's the thing i think i i think it's fair to point out eighteen pat probably has been great at pay tv but owning time warner doesn't change that time warner is not an expert in delivering television they're an expert in making those are different disciplines yeah and so again it's like owning that doesn't make your pay tv better or worse right right you're gonna pay tv is going to be better worse because you're making better worse owning timewarner doesn't help you or make it you know in either in either case so right yeah the onus is on eighteen improved that business and i think they want to that's trying to do they probably think that owning the content you know add more motivation make sure that you know they have stuff in their back pocket it's also a way to differentiate at and t from verizon like right now cell phone services are basically commodity services right it's just a matter of price at this point and so they need to find a way to make themselves look different stick with at and t because you know hbo whatever that you might get on your phone so that it's just it's just another thing to own it adds bottom line.

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"time warner" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask

Too Embarrassed to Ask

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask

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"time warner" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"Time warner cable got gobbled up by a major competitor called spectrum which is also known as charter depending on where you are they got different brands but another major company swallowed up time warner cable they came in here and lowered prices so i don't know what the problem is there is there a problem with that is that also anticompetitive to come in and lower your prices to know that you're a slave of the corporate tool wrong with you you fool you're being manipulated and you all this for a few a few was actually like a lot of pennies we're talking about seventy dollars got knocked off my internet bill here at the studio we had a commercial account business account i'm not going to disagree with you that spectrum is much better company than time warner cable was and i don't know what the reasoning is for why spectrum is acting way that's competitive whereas time warner cable didn't didn't and time warner cable was also one of these companies that was in that war not only with the silicon valley companies right you know that use that bandwidth but also in wars with various cable networks are like various television networks so you would constantly see things like this happens with comcast and cablevision and whatnot to like you'll see messages like scripts may not be on the you know this network for very much longer your favorite channels like hd food number in science channel or scifi all these different channels sometimes are threatened that they're going to go off the air because they can't reach an agreement monopoly cable company declined to monopolise but not really right i mean if there's a competitor town like here there's a competitor in town lots of cases there isn't and that's the problem depending on the government in that area government let's continue though there's there's more we'll talk about how the this article believes that the isp's are going to argue for new laws to be passed to control to control silicon valley and of course the more laws there are on the internet the worse off we're all going to be and it's a shame if that's what they want but they don't realize that because they're going to end up paying the price eventually.

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"time warner" Discussed on KARN 102.9

KARN 102.9

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on KARN 102.9

"Little rock's news traffic and weather station news radio two point nine karn on the cbs news weekend roundup steve dorsey all right folks are celebrating in the streets of a lorry after zimbabwe's president robert mugabe resigned following a military takeover of the country the bbc's ben brown is there how holds glaring hey mojo in the centre of harari absolutely hilarious this is movements that they have been waiting for quite believe it is how he throughout the trump administration says it plans to end the temporary residency permit program that almost sixty thousand citizens of haiti to live and work in the us after the country was devastated by a powerful two thousand ten earthquake uh justice department is suing the block emerged at t and time warner but there are concerns that public attacks on cnn which is owned by time warner may have influenced the doj is decision more from justice reporter paula reid had the justice department says that no one from the white house interfered with the deal there were reports that the justice department had demanded the fail cnn by the head of eighteen t it come out and said that is not true but they're worse some talks it out possibly selling off a time warner turner broadcasting of which cnn is a problem is everyone will see all of these sort of complicated antitrust matters through the lens of the president's very outspoken criticism of cnn the us charged a hacker in a wrong for breaking into each computer servers stealing only episodes of hiv shows like game of thrones and asking for a six million dollar ransom the hacker said to be working for the arroni and military is identified as bizarre misery he has not been arrested new information has emerged about contact between russian officials and members of president trump's family alexander torsion is a kremlin insider as the deputy head of russia's central bank is ties to russia needs that have led amir putin and reportedly has links to organized crime which uh uh his meeting in may two thousand sixteen with donald trump jr during the height of the presidential campaign is got in the attention of congressional investigators the two men were introduced during a dinner at a national rifle association conference in louisville kentucky according to a source trump junior and torsion discussed a mutual interest in firearms the source did not recall of the campaign ever came up in a statement futre fast the attorney representing.

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"time warner" Discussed on Acquired

Acquired

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"time warner" Discussed on Acquired

"So there's major courtships with at and t the pre singular merger at t disney that they went hard at disney but apparently michael eisner was a hard no and the quote i think this is from swisher his book one of the guys says we all knew we were living on borrowed time and we had to buy something of substance by using that huge currency we didn't use the term bubble but we did talk about a coming nuclear winter well one of their problems is that they also know that dial up is a limited technology that's going to be eclipsed by broadband again they're not stupid as much as they're not maybe you know a silicon valley company huge technologist they know that broadband is coming either through dsl which people thought would be a thing of the time but mainly cable modems so but a lot of thinking went into we should get a cable company were that's probably why they were talking to at t at t had acela at the time another quote from cares wishers book is an anonymous a o l guy says cable was the driver of everything without it no deal made sense so time warner is the biggest of the media company's at this point in time also they have a little thing called time warner cable so if steve case doesn't want to do an internet tie up he wants to something that has more substance no one's going to believe if they decide they're going to buy an oil company or something like that though they could've they had the the the market captive basically buy anything at that point so what he believes is is time warner has the content and remember they spent a decade believing that content was the thing that would make it online become mainstream become a thing and so it's you know content is key how many times have we heard that over the decades.

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