37 Burst results for "Walmart"

Fresh update on "walmart" discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

01:33 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "walmart" discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"Like you need it to survive in the modern world. You could try to do the kinsky thing. Go off grid. People do successfully but even then if you look into what they're doing i would guess something in the of ninety percent of those people are still using something like solar power wind power. They just aren't connected to this grid that we're gonna talk about today. Yeah and i should caveat the question. I posted the movie. Crushers was her aside like obviously in the hot hot summer people can and do die from outages in the winter. They do as well. But it was You know that wasn't the case here in atlanta. Although it is cold today it is very cold. But i mean not deadly cold but it it gets deadly cold once in a while here But even beyond like heating and cooling just to stay alive like electricity is so interwoven with our lives that you know you. You're like okay. I can wash dishes by hand. You know it's not my purpose but whatever or You know i couldn't. I can use the old gas powered lawn mower and so the electric walmart. But there's also like can you keep up in school or at work without electricity. The like it's really just a it's a fundamental necessity in modern industrial life and We get this based on this huge sprawling rickety old black and white cartoon donkeys of engineering marvel that we call the electrical grid. It's crazy how held together with like duct tape and bubble gum. This thing is but it's still literally delivers the juice horse. Yeah and it is funny. How we it so like power and water you know here in the united states is so ingrained is something we kind of take for. Granted that when you don't have it is the only time you notice and like the only fun thing about the past. Few days was hearing. Emily screamed from another room. Because you know your instinct is oh greece on my finger. Let me go wash it off. And just hearing her like flick. You know some faucet or something somewhere in the house over the past three days and nothing comes out you just forget same. When the power's off you're constantly flicking switching and i hate life. It's not there. Yeah well that's why you'll see a lot of different like power companies Names the word reliability is key like you can't have you know an electric company. That's just kind of like a lot of the time you know. Get credit for that. It's like people want you to work. Basically a hundred percent of the time Don't wanna senate for a company that's called partial credit right. Exactly you want you want the full credit. The real ambitious types that like hands shoot up into the air at every question. That's the kind energy company you want. So should we talk about this big antiquated system. Yeah so like i said. It's considered a modern marvel. Part of the reason why is considered a modern modern marvels just from its enormous size. Yeah i mean big time. We're talking Nineteen thousand generators in in this case it is literally generating the power like a coal plant or a national natural gas plant or a wind farm. That kind of thing sure fifty five thousand substations transmission substations and. We'll we've talked about this before and we'll get to it later but this is when you're stepping up and stepping down power to get it in and out of your house or out of your house. It only comes in it..

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The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 d ago

FOGO (MM #3671)

"The with kevin mason. My wife and i were just talking about this yesterday. for years. People been talking about the fear of missing out fomo but now we have a new phenomenon and of course you can thank ovid. Nineteen for that. And that's fo f o g. Oh the fear of going out and to be honest with you. I understand the other day. I had my first meeting at a sports bar. Now i've had meetings by zoom. I've had meetings in meeting places but they were places where you sat socially distanced. You didn't have to worry about the people around you here. I was finally for the first time going to a sports bar. We were all socially distanced. We all had masks on and all of us had been vaccinated. But i still had that nervousness as people walked past me i wondered have they had their vaccine yet. Let's be honest. well it's been fun. We've all gotten used to just staying home and if we do go out whether it's to the grocery store to walmart target wherever it is we're walking we're moving. We never stop in one place. I hope we can get back to some normalcy. But i'm not sure.

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Fresh update on "walmart" discussed on Millennial Money

Millennial Money

01:04 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "walmart" discussed on Millennial Money

"If i asked how a blender worked literally from from an electrical standpoint most people wouldn't be explained but they use these things every day because at some point you realize you lose the fear and so that. That's our goal. Our goal is to create a user experience. That makes that ma- you'll end up using crypto. You may have a debit card and nfc you might use apple pay. You may just be adding your american express points transferred over to your walmart card so you can buy a t shirt and not have to pay cash for it but all those things will happen on the back of distributed ledger technology. They will all be underpinned by some form a token and that's coin metro so right now. Obviously we offer you know. For the services whereabouts offer challenger banque services we have passive income Systems were or were about to launch even more and slowly but surely get to this point where people can come in for different services. Maybe they need a debit card. Maybe they deposit their paycheck. Maybe they wanna get involved in some form of investment. Whatever that is it's going to end up. Becoming token is digitized in the future and we want a place that has access to everything that it's not just the rich that everybody can gain access and try to try to create wealth their family for their future and do so in a a safe environment have a community aspect behind it so it's fun engaging and with customer support that when you actually talk to somebody you get an answer that's it so coin. Metro is the aol crypto minus. All the cds right at least will hurt late early. Two thousands late nineties. Obviously a whole at least online doesn't even exist anymore right. I mean. I don't think anybody i it does. I know l. address. I starve an email address that i logged into for the first time. You know. it's the first email address i ever had. I had a compuserve one. I think before. That was the first one i really used in any way shape or form with friends. And it's the dumbest. I won't even tell you what the name is. Because when you're it was the dumbest name. It's so embarrassing. But i'm sure i'm sure a lot of people have embarrassing moments. That's for sure. It does exist but i mean in the same way not so much. You don't have. You're not logging in through an isp all for the most part. You're not you're not. You know it so that that experience has gone away but yes they still provide services. That's that's for sure well kevin. Wow this has been mind-blowing so informative i. We've talked about so much. But what do you want somebody. Who's listening right now. What do you want them to remember that. The takeaways about investing in crypto and bitcoin and all coins. If you could have you know a couple of points that you really want them to keep fresh in their mind what would those be sure. I think things that people need to.

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FOGO (MM #3671)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 d ago

FOGO (MM #3671)

"The with kevin mason. My wife and i were just talking about this yesterday. for years. People been talking about the fear of missing out fomo but now we have a new phenomenon and of course you can thank ovid. Nineteen for that. And that's fo f o g. Oh the fear of going out and to be honest with you. I understand the other day. I had my first meeting at a sports bar. Now i've had meetings by zoom. I've had meetings in meeting places but they were places where you sat socially distanced. You didn't have to worry about the people around you here. I was finally for the first time going to a sports bar. We were all socially distanced. We all had masks on and all of us had been vaccinated. But i still had that nervousness as people walked past me i wondered have they had their vaccine yet. Let's be honest. well it's been fun. We've all gotten used to just staying home and if we do go out whether it's to the grocery store to walmart target wherever it is we're walking we're moving. We never stop in one place. I hope we can get back to some normalcy. But i'm not sure.

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Seattle Walmart shopper subdues maskless man who threatened to assault customers

Dave Ramsey

00:49 sec | Last week

Seattle Walmart shopper subdues maskless man who threatened to assault customers

"Was subdued by another man when an altercation happened because he wasn't wearing a mask. I guess the guy who was massless also refused to take a a temperature test. Or maybe now, you know what, Actually let me take that back. I think that's another story at a Disney world. I have two of these stories. This man just didn't wanna wear a mask, and he started to say that anyone who came toward him. Well, he was massless was going to get attacked. He was going to assault. Somebody and one of the people in the in the WalMart in Seattle actually did subdue the man in the footage of the suspect, identified as 29 year old Troy Robinson is first seen ignoring Wal Mart employees who attempt to escort him out of the store before 21 year old shopper intervenes. Police say the suspect had been threatening to assault anyone who touched me. Which is cash me outside, apparently, which is when the 21 year old stepped in and confronted now, my

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Seattle Walmart shopper subdues maskless man who threatened to assault customers

Hammer and Nigel

00:49 sec | Last week

Seattle Walmart shopper subdues maskless man who threatened to assault customers

"Man when an altercation happened because he wasn't wearing a mask. I guess the guy who was massless also refused to take a a temperature tester. Maybe. Now you know what, Actually let me take that back. I think that's another story at a Disney world. I have two of these stories. This man just didn't wanna wear a mask, and he started to say that anyone who came toward him. Well, he was massless was going to get attacked. He was going to assault. Somebody and one of the people in the in the WalMart in Seattle actually did subdue the man in the footage of the suspect, identified as 29 year old Troy Robinson is first seen ignoring Wal Mart employees who attempt to escort him out of the store before 21 year old shopper intervenes. Police say the suspect had been threatening to assault anyone who touched me. Which is cash me outside, apparently, which is when the 21 year old stepped in and confronted now, my biggest problem with this

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Corporate Donations Under Scrutiny in Light of New Georgia Voting Restrictions

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | Last week

Corporate Donations Under Scrutiny in Light of New Georgia Voting Restrictions

"I'm Julie Walker state legislators who have pushed for new restrictions on the right to vote have gotten more than fifty million in donations in recent years from corporations according to a new report by the government watchdog nonprofit public citizen AT&T gave the most eight hundred thousand other top givers include Comcast Philip Morris United health Walmart Verizon GM and visor the money may not have been given with voting laws in mind but it helps cement Republican control in state houses where many of the prohibitive measures are now moving forward with a push by activists were more corporate accountability it remains to be seen what effect this will now have last week coca Cola and delta spoke out against George's new voting law as unduly restrictive and MLB pulled the all star game out of Atlanta because of it I'm Julie Walker

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Boston Dynamics has a new robot

Talking Tech

02:14 min | 2 weeks ago

Boston Dynamics has a new robot

"It might remember that. Robots spot the one. That kind of looks like a dog. Yeah pretty freaky looking contraption and blew up the internet a little bit too. Yeah definitely so the company behind it. Boston dynamics just announced their latest robot. It's likely not as creepy in his weirdest spot. It's called stretch. And it was designed to work. In warehouses and fulfillment centers stretch features a small omni directional mobile base. A custom designed lightweight arm in a gripper with advanced sensing and controls to handle a variety of packages. There's a video of this in action which you can watch on tech dot usa today dot com and you can actually see how it works. It picks up. Different boxes of varying sizes moves them different places. It actually opens up a box. There's one part which is kind of weird where they the stretch actually grabs one of those spot- robots the dog looking one and picks it up out of a box and then the legs popout which kind of scary. But anyway. But anyway mike it gets to this though it points to a future where we're gonna see a lot more tasks in the workplace and beyond that are automated thanks to robots. Yeah i watched that video and it's really cool. It puts an another point that actually puts in place a conveyor belt. That isn't there and then moves it to the right spot and empties. What looks like a boxcar boxes on that conveyor belt shootout wherever. It's go next. And like you said. I could see where the development of robots stretch you know. Make sense Robots can work any shift. And they don't get injured with a sore back from listen to me box right but the possible downside is this means more jobs possibly dispirit for people so there's some give and take there you know i mean i can see there's almost always got to be a human element but it could be done remotely watching a bunch of cameras because you've got. I saw. It picks up a box if someone didn't pie. Pack that bucks properly and it comes undone you've got stuff flying everywhere so somebody's gotta be prepared to take care of that. But very futuristic. I can see couples like amazon and walmart. You know costco's and places like that definitely in the market for stretch.

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Outriders Will Permanently Brand Cheaters' Games

Kinda Funny Games Daily

01:11 min | 2 weeks ago

Outriders Will Permanently Brand Cheaters' Games

"During the outriders demo period developer people can fly has so far identified two hundred cheaters out of two million total participants while the number is relatively small. The dove doesn't plan to go easy on them or any future players who think they can get around the games anti cheat system. As reported by pc gamer studio has has announced that cheaters receive a permanent onscreen brand for even one infringement. The perspective punishment is described as a discrete before the water mark. They'll be overlaid on cheater screens permanently marking them as untrustworthy. The walmart ideas like the aimed at youtubers in streamers who might be who might be tempted to use tax to accumulate click where the amounts of high level loot like one player. Who called out by the team after they gave himself six hundred. Legendary weapons is an awesome idea. I like the idea of being able to just be like cool water mark screen. So that if you're if you're streaming this near cheating all your audience is gonna know and they're gonna have so good. It's so good shots. If people can fly shot discreet. I as a new outriders brand ambassador. I find this to be very very cool. I i am happy that this is going to be a

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Bahubali Shete CEO of TinyChef on His Journey to 1M Voice App Users

The Voicebot Podcast

08:30 min | 3 weeks ago

Bahubali Shete CEO of TinyChef on His Journey to 1M Voice App Users

"Remember when you and i i spoke about what you were doing that. You're working on the the knobs and the scale different things in order to automate all the mechanical parts of cooking. And then you're going to add. Recipes is just that was like sort of a secondary element in some ways and you totally flipped. It eliminated the first part. So i guess that makes more sense because you started out in the iot that's equipment and then you wound up determining that wasn't the best way to go. So what data points did you get. And and how did you collect those data points. The convince you to make the switch in your focus so Don't change the cooking equipment very often in the sense that smart kitchen appliances which are coming definitely You need smart kitchen appliance. You need robotics but consumers do not have enough space in the kitchen to add more wrote gadgets in the kitchen they already have enough and they don't chain them in unless there are no small blender on those kind of products so the basic cooking up a novel on wednesday by his dad with them for any answer fifteen years and it's it's not easy to change and you cannot retrofit on these devices because they're so attached to things that the look and feel and us except those products are very important so i felt that numis been not willing to know either it off changes equipments and hence the market was becoming very niche game smart kitchen appliances and i felt that i was right in saying that that it is going to be yields before the Plans has become a commodity. And become you know get used to them and start using them in the kitchen and in the meantime you know me as a startup definitely wanted to find where the pinpoint sought and assault them. And that's really felt that the pain points really in the journey and that's where we shifted our focus to this. How long did it take you to come to that conclusion to be already reality mad about you. Know five thousand knobs and be able to ship it to them. We made a road running campaign and all that and then we had noted on everything. Get so you had a indigo kickstarter. Yeah in new right. So you fully funded that you actually produce the product you could have shipped them the product but at that point you decided it's it'll be better for us to refund the money than to have to deploy this product in support it because you didn't really believe in that market segment anymore. I say so. That must have been a very painful decision to make. It's it's both painful as well as emotional for me. Because i come from robotics in address space and i'm so attached to hardware. I believe i can saw putting hardware than getting away from data and then being myself as a businessman rather than being technologist was said that a decision so tell me how that decision played out. was that just. You looked at the data. You made the decision or did you have a mentor. advisors other people in the company that you consulted with. How did that play out. This is really important. I know a lot of people have had go through these pivots and this is sort of a soft pivot but a significant one. Be great to share your experience on that. Yeah definitely for explain a very major role in that. So it is in vlad. I met so many People i met from meek it companies see yours to Big marketing gle ascent from campbell. Nestle and unilever walmart so many people and then i had the vehicle does the idea in understand the views on it and definitely doesn't have any clear advice coming from all of them which was also deflecting in my initial trials Consumers that it was difficult for them to add up or product in that existing kitchen and yeah a lot of an Next so it was. You talked to a lot of people they all gave you. Basically the same advice you were seeing the problems on the customer side so it just became obvious even though there was a painful decision for you emotionally given your background. Yeah well it's hard to. It's hard to kill the baby right. I mean i think that's what we would say is a baby for adoption or whatever it is you're doing and focus So then the the feature that you thought was going to be complementary to your main product became the product so once you decided that this how did you change. How did you change your strategy. What did that mean was going. You're going to be doing differently. Reduced doing more of the stuff that you already doing the recipe side or did you have to basically start over I had to start or in some sense It was in the same direction. Same solution same in a find though solid from the consumer angle but the approach is completely different. I i i i may have said this in one of the podcast but you know one of the consumer is such just nine initially conducted a focus group discussion. One lady told me a benign asked her a question that what is that your family as as it acknowledgee vici-. You had that in the kitchen to help you in the kitchen. And she said google maps to said my husband who is seventy plus. Now who couldn't drive denise back even in our own city now he's able to drive in any part of the world anyplace from any to any point with all the confidence just because he has maps. It doesn't get up. And i wish that technology was available in the kitchen with which i can walk. Can anybody can walk into the kitchen. Cook any dish they will and that goes in iowa for me. So that's fascinating so that's a really interesting insight so you you spoke with this one customer and you realize what they needed was google maps for cooking. And it's really interesting because we really think about recipes is being more mechanics of it. So how do i know what to do. When and what sequence. But it's really as much as anything a confidence builder if you could build them something like a cooking concierge or adviser that helps them through the entire process. So there's both a functional and emotional aspect to it grew and when i looked at it I also realized that there is so much of resources so many this is available in thumbs up man you can find it as a bs in a local all lack but still not satisfied for the simple reason that didn't know what to trust because it's one thing about searching for some election bleeding some reviews but other thing about cooking that dish yourself for your family it could end up being a messy meal basil. They didn't know whom trusted partner in himself. At spiezio sweaty critical of them and an back. I felt that you know be need not only a good content but a good experience in order to make be committee For consumers in the kitchen so to become the will the good expedience than realize that we need any is solution which understands colletti techniques colletti science. Which can then have a very fruitful conversation with the consumers and make that choice. I expediency really a natural expedience intense. 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Walmart becomes largest U.S. vaccine provider to join push for digital vaccination credentials

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:37 min | 3 weeks ago

Walmart becomes largest U.S. vaccine provider to join push for digital vaccination credentials

"Talking about this article from the new york times with the headline of walmart becomes largest. Us vaccine provider to join push for digital vaccination credentials vaccine at walmart. That's ghetto where else you gonna get. Walgreens i mean walking's just a little step up i don't know if you guys have seen it but it. They did a great job of the most recent south park episode. The vaccination special. I i have seen it i. Perhaps i wasn't in the. How do i say this. The correct state of mind to watch the episode. But i thought it was one of the least funny south park episodes. I've seen it. I don't know. I started cracking up right away. Everyone's trying to get in the walgreens because it's like a nightclub but the only people allowed in the old people only got the the old people get okay. That was funny. Yeah again perhaps. I was just not in the right state of mind if you are picking up on land. I liked the face diaper special. I don't know what they called that but that was pretty funny. The pandemic special. Yeah i i didn't understand what the pandemic special was. Until i watched the episode and then i was like oh the pandemic specialities so frayed. They were going to be like are no telling people like everyone needs to be wearing masks but no so at any rate people who get covid nineteen shots at thousands of walmart. And sam's club stores may soon be able to verify their vaccination status airport schools and other locations using a health passport app on their smartphones.

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Billy Gene on Increasing Your Traffic

Entrepreneur on FIRE

05:30 min | Last month

Billy Gene on Increasing Your Traffic

"Jean maman. My i've got some stories i could tell about. You might come organically during our talk today. We'll see they're all good stories. Obviously they're all fun stories. But i wanna start because i love your story. I never get tired of hearing about it. But how you you. At one point. Fifty km debt. We're supposed to be honest. It's not super abnormal. I mean we have this. Massive college data. We get into credit card debt. We do stupid things all over the place but you went for fifty k. In debt running this wildly successful agency in downtown san diego. I've been to your office multiple times. I mean baller talked to us about how you made that transition on his the virus. Summarize it for everybody is number one just on the the mindset of asking for help period like no no one figured that out by themselves and so many times people think that's the case but tactically speaking because i'm tactics guy audience listening. They want the juice. It's got really good at its spending a dollar and tony into three period. I mean at the end of the day. Mike quote unquote secret weapon. It's just advertising. And you know who i got up from the most profitable companies in the world when you look at the balance sheet of All the fortune one thousand companies. The apple is the facebook the insurance companies the walmarts etc. What people don't realize that you see is not just the billions of dollars in sales. They spend billions of dollars in advertising. But when you go to small businesses the first thing you say is how customers. What did he say referrals. Every time. and it's just like the the most successful companies in the world legally have to tell you exactly how they're doing but we don't do it for a long time. it was. Low stuff was expensive right. Tv radio billboards. It just didn't make sense for a small business. But i mean honestly facebook youtube. It cost one to ten cents. You know to show somebody in advertisement one to ten cents e- you can show for five to fifteen bucks a thousand people your message. That was my big secret. So if i had something to so i would just literally make video ad with myself on an ask people to buy it and that's it i would just make more than spend so if i if i sold something. That was a thousand bucks. I'd probably spend two hundred bucks in advertising. And i just repeat the process over and over again so wildly. Simple like what we do. It's crazy but the difference is is. I was able to overcome the fear of losing money on ads. That's what stops people. they go. Well what if. I spend one hundred bucks on fire and it doesn't get a return then you try again. It doesn't make it not the path anymore. It just means you miss you get back up and you try it again until you find something that works and you keep repeating it now. You've had a lot of things that have worked over the years. You've had some things that happens but when you talk about that arbitrage of turning one dollar to three dollars you've obviously had a lot of those and there's a lot of examples you could give but you know. I just want one of your favorites like you know. This is almost too easy now. Of course all good things come to an end all arbitrage get tighter and close up over time of course but what was just one year like. This is almost too good to be true. I'm going to max out as long as i can. I mean there's been a fun one for everybody listened to because they probably won't think it's possible as take billboards for example. So i purchased billboards and a lot of people go why billboard like people don't spend money off of that and this is where people really have to get obsessed with it's about being created so quick story in san diego california. I bought four billboards. That cost me thirty. Six thousand bucks. And i ran a ma and that was for three and a half weeks. Just let that sink in thirty six grand for three weeks from frigging billboards that people drive by and so then people go like. How do you make money from him. Well what i did is. I made a call to action on it to go to a website and it was an automatic webinar. The same way that i would do facebook or instagram or youtube anyway and i was just like i wonder if anybody will obtain i wonder if anybody watch and they did and it made like ten thousand dollars back because what i was selling a thousand bucks so immediately people say okay. You lost money billy. Lost twenty. six thousand bucks maintains man. That's stupid. well. What i did is people for some reason. Give a lot of authority in position to billboards because they know they're expensive. And the companies that are doing. Billboards are the biggest companies in the world. Automatically think your official. I mean i still think of pete knows that guy will always be the real estate guy in san diego one hundred and so take that right. So what i did is i said okay. Well we're going to take. We rented a helicopter and we flew around. We went to helicopters and we flew around me and my cmo at the time and a helicopter. And my buddy paul filming from the other helicopter and we flew over all the billboards and we flew over all the billboards and we turn that into a facebook ad and then from that advertisement we brought in probably like a million bucks like throughout throughout using it over arbitrage being the. Yeah so it's just like how can you use. It wasn't just three weeks like you're able to use that footage forever the pictures of you in front of the billboard forever even today literally putting it up ironically today using that same clip of the helicopter and so people you got to start looking at your content as an asset the same way you do real estate people go. It's a real estate investment. And i can make money off of that again and again again. Same with your video. What's the difference. I'll tell you what the difference is videos. Cheaper video was easier to make. And you don't need to go through escrow so everybody if you're not using videos as is cash asset you're

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Some Capitol Hill Lawmakers Back Amazon Workers' Attempt To Unionize

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:22 min | Last month

Some Capitol Hill Lawmakers Back Amazon Workers' Attempt To Unionize

"Nearly six thousand amazon employees who work at a warehouse in bessemer alabama are voting by mail on whether to unionize. If they do this will be the first union amazon facility in this country. Here's jennifer bates. Who works there. I keep butterflies and butterflies. Normally come to calm me but hey this is my stomach faithful. It seems like it's getting bigger and bigger full of butterflies. Because there's no break in. Think i don't know how kogo nerve wracking. The election ends later. This month and i should mention. That amazon is a financial supporter of npr. But we cover them like any other company. Some lawmakers support the union. Including senator marco marco rubio or republican and of course president biden also michigan congressman andy levin earlier this month. He and a group of democrats traveled to bessemer. Good morning congressman. Good morning noel. How are you good thanks. What did amazon employees. They're tell you about why they want to unionize. Well you know a union election so often are about basic dignity and that was really true here. I was shocked to learn what it's really like in there They work in a facility. That's like fourteen football fields and it can take ten minutes to walk to a break room. They've to half hour breaks in a ten hour shift so they might get effectively ten hours to eat lunch be by the time they walk there and back lot of them. Don't feel like they can go to the bathroom. Except on their break. And they're watched and quantified every second they're monitored visually a listening geo positioning and every second they're not on task is measured and if they have a certain number of minutes off task in a week they could be fired sometimes might not even be a person involved it was really kind of dehumanizing to me. Here's the argument. That amazon makes amazon. Says look our employees. Earn fifteen dollars an hour which is a good wage in a place like bessemer alabama. Some of them have health benefits. 401k's essentially they have got the benefits that a union would get them. They don't need a union. What do you make of that argument. I'd like to tell that argument to any national football league player and the actor and a movie any presenter on major television or radio networks all of whom have a union every single one. The idea that unions are only for people who are the most poorly paid. It's ridiculous the one person who is unionized. That every airline is the pilot so this argument is ridiculous. These workers deserve a seat at the table to discuss a safe workplace. During a pandemic they deserve a seat at the table to have a workplace. That's human and a real person can go to and great make fifteen dollars. An hour amazon should pay them a lot more the owner of the company. The main owner had his wealth increase. Seventy eight billion dollars during a pandemic and they're about pay jeff bezos in their bag bragging about paying people fifteen dollars an hour there. What's wrong with workers having their own organization just that they can have input in their in in their work lives. And that's all these people are seeking is a seat at the table during this trip to alabama that you went on your colleague congressman jamaal. Bowman said this doesn't stop with amazon. He mentioned lift. Uber tesla and walmart as well. What is the ultimate goal here. The goal is for workers to be able to form a union and bargain collectively. If they darn well please. Noel were down to six percent of private sector workers in this country needing union. We're gonna pass the proactive in the congress and the president is going help. Lead into new era when workers can have a say at the table. It's long pastime in this country. Michigan congressman andy levin. Thank you

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Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic

Real Time with Bill Maher

06:15 min | Last month

Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic

"It is the corona bursary Was a year ago minus two days where we did our last show here and i am boy at ended quick biden set at me the whole thing i mean i thought i was gonna come back next week. We had a panel book May i able to get a shot. July fourth biden says independence day yet. It we're going to be kind of independent. So i've been leading reading you know the year everybody's running recaps of this kind of stuff this dot. I have to start with that. I thought was most amazing. Jeff bezos law lost thirty eight million his divorce thirty eight billion divorced and he made it all back in a month may thirty five billion in one month. What does this tell us about america. Gentlemen it's worse than that. We've had one individual. Gdp of hungary to his net worth since the first virus. You on mosques just in time for him to peace out and moved to taxes so he doesn't have to pay taxes. We've seen billionaires go from one point nine trillion and wealth of four trillion. The dirty secret of this pandemic is at the top ten percent much less top. One percent are living best lives virus and that some be minute we see a lot of the we actually see places that went out of business by myself. Some of my favorite restaurant. Hey i drive by. And i wanna cry. Because they've been there for a log gone forever but the people who did if you're in the sit on your ass. Look at a screen business. Amazon apple google facebook right. They made their now worth twenty one percent of the whole economy. There we used we talk about the s. and p. five hundred it's the s. and p. seven there's now seven companies that have percent of the market cap amazon's since march has added more market capitalization than all of european retail. We have effectively four companies. That are so dominant. There's more we've been overrun. There's more lobbyists fulltime lobbyist in washington working for amazon than there are. Us senators there's more people working in pr and calms at facebook. Manicuring in march and cheryl's image than there are journalists at the washington post. Yeah we are so beyond any sense of balance in our economy. The eco-systems out of control. We absolutely need to break these companies up. Yeah it's almost like we're going to step ahead. I'm old school that stepping on a. It's almost like the way that you said there bill. It sounded nefarious. Almost like they plan or something you know not that they did of course but they took advantage of it but they took advantage of there's almost like an inevitability of this kind of progress. Let's let's call it. You know where how all that money just starts flowing in these these same directions. No matter what happens to the economy. It all keeps flowing that way but can ask this one question. When i read this about the amazon apple. Google facebook twenty one percent. I mean it was written. I forget where i read it. Maybe you yeah. It was written like oh my god. Twenty one percent of the economy four companies. Yeah but i was like. That's so bad. I thought it was eighty quite frankly. I hadn't read that. I mean the biggest four companies. Who really i mean this is. What's propping up. America as the rest of his goes to shit Is that such a big thing that those the four biggest companies are one fifth of the economy pennzoil. Not that alarmed at do we want one company deciding ninety three percent of the time when we type in overthrow government whether you get Instructions on how to build a dirty bomb or voter registration. Should one company control those decisions. Ninety three percent of the time should one person control the algorithms to decide the content that the southern hemisphere place. india rec- should one company effectively control ninety seven percent of all increase in value of all retail. The third and learn. I know you think healthcare is next right. Don't you think that walmart and is it is on. We're going to be battling to of course. Why wouldn't they want that. they own everything else. Where's the all the money going sick people. That's what america does best makes people look the fastest. The largest business in the world is us healthcare. it's seventy percent of gdp its prices. Keep going up. it's nps keeps going down. That spells here comes amazon but not only is it bad or morally corrupted these companies have so much power it's dangerous. the equivalent of the nasdaq and israel is down. Not up there vaccinating. Seven times the rate when the most powerful wealthiest people in the world are living their best lives. We don't show this virus the full-throated capitalist response. We are capable of if amazon amazon. Start if amazon stock had declined seventy percent instead of risen seventy percent in the last ten months when a van with a smile shows up in my driveway tomorrow morning someone with a somewhat jumped out in a lab coat and vaccinated us. We are living our best lives. This virus has not seen what with the. Us is capable of because stop. Stop at hurt so good. If you're the shareholder class but the other the other point is the every time you wanna talk. This guy's as usual. I said everything i wanted to say. No but the other side of it is providing a service that people like you know. I mean during the pandemic you wanted things delivered to you know so the. That's what i mean the confluence of them being there at exactly the right time with exactly the right service is was very convenient so i know so. Many people have signed up for amazon prime over the last five years because the all of the things that they come with it and amazon is amazing. The type of company that amazon is and how they position themselves to literally pacman. Every every type of that is out there. it really is. I don't think we've seen anything like that type that's He remember he cornered the diaper market. Lost like one hundred million. Just but i i don't care i want diapers to write something wrong with that guy anyway but it's not as bank

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Here's The Deal With The United Center Vaccination Site In Chicago

Chicago Tonight

03:58 min | Last month

Here's The Deal With The United Center Vaccination Site In Chicago

"Let's start with governor pritzker. This is what he had to say today about. The vaccine roll out in illinois has neighboring michigan announces. That it will open. Vaccinations everybody starting. In april as we have promised here in illinois and as we have been promised by the federal government that we would reach one hundred thousand doses per day by the middle of march. We've arrived mike flannery. The president says everybody's going to be eligible by may first governor pritzker says we're game here in illinois. Do you believe it i do. I think they the after a rough start. I talk peres. Says a guy who went around to the walmart and cvs is and the to supercenter over one hundred eighth woodland asking. Have you got any leftover back. Seen vaccines for the poor. Things have really gotten a lot better. I've got both my doses of the pfizer vaccine. I think this thing is finally on track. And i see mike flannery down there in beverly get your green tie in the irish flag. You're getting ready for a certain holiday in a few weeks. Megan hickey there's been a lot of confusion at the united center about who exactly has been eligible. The city has changed. Its eligibility standards because so many folks from outside of chicago or signing up as of now who is eligible to get the vaccine at the united center right now. They're still in the one. A one b Young people within the city limits and really the rules changed in the middle of the game because obviously when people started signing up it was a much broader eligibility than that and that was honestly source of a lot of confusion over the weekend and even into monday and tuesday because you know the the eligibility requirements changed in a lot of the people who maybe were outside of chicago who had signed up. Were confused they do. What does my appointment still count. If i go there you know my still going to be able to get my second dose. Are they going to say good luck. Find it somewhere else so there were just a lot. We were getting a lot of confusion about that and you know that on top of some scheduling issues. People getting error messages when they were trying to sign up. You know saying oh no actually. Your appointments been rescheduled and then another email saying disregard that that email was was not It's not accurate so meghan or those. Yeah i'm still ongoing. Or if they have the iron those out we're hearing less you know less confusion about it. I'm i'm not certain that it's been entirely ironed out. I know we asked how many people got error messages. How many people were involved in that which we never actually got a hard number on that but just being out there. I was at the united center. Monday on tuesday monday. Even before you know nations had started a lot of people were complaining about that. But i will say once. They made their way through the vaccination processing came out on the other end. They were so grateful and hopeful and almost had forgotten that they were so Set before they had gone into. Get their shot in greg pratt part of this roll out. The city says now they will be reaching out to the hardest hit zip codes to urge people to come to the united center to get their vaccination. Is that helping at all. drive up the equity numbers. Yeah i think so. I think the making it eligible for neighborhoods like south shore little villages. Ellison is is clearly going to drive that up there are people from those neighborhoods who are signing up for it I think that that's been very helpful. That was major problem in the beginning. It's less of a problem but it's probably one of those things that without more. Without ongoing targeting an ongoing efforts aimed at reaching those communities can very easily all off. Which would be bad. So it's so it's so they're they're working consciously work on an and that's probably a good thing

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From $33k in Debt to $100k+ in Net Worth Through House Hacking & Smart Saving with Budget Girl

BiggerPockets Money Podcast

06:46 min | Last month

From $33k in Debt to $100k+ in Net Worth Through House Hacking & Smart Saving with Budget Girl

"Sarah. Welcome back to the show. I'm so excited to see you again. Thank you so much. I'm so thrilled to be here. Tell us what you've been up to the last three years. I believe in three years since i last spoke with you like on online. I've spoken to offline. Yes so last time i was on the show i had just paid off thirty three thousand dollars student loan debt on an average thirty thousand dollar income. I started at twenty six. And since then i have Saved a bunch of money and now have an over one hundred thousand dollar net worth and i am the owner of a duplex ashley. Hundred thousand air over here and if you haven't mentioned this earlier but if you haven't already go back and listen to episode six because it's just incredible i mean it's it's not the most debt we've heard paid off in the show but it's the most debt we've paid off her had seen paid off in the shortest amount of time relative to the income level that you had it's truly remarkable impressive feat and no surprises that you're becoming wealthy a few years later with the after after achieving that thank you it is. It's a lot more fun to build up the wealthy to pay off the debt. I'll tell you that and a lot faster too. That's really fun. Just grow compound. Interest is working for you or against you. Can you tell us a little bit about Just to catch up on the money story before we get into the review. You come a little bit of catch-up on the duplex potentially or any other highlights of the journey of the last three years. Yes so The duplex purchase. I actually have only had for ten months. So i bought it right when the pandemic started my i was wrenching and i was saving up for a property. 'cause i knew i wanted to do multifamily and i found the perfect place after shopping for a year. Right is the world went to hell so it came to the at a very good time because my rental apartment was actually going to increase three hundred dollars a month and so i started really seriously thinking like if i find the deal that where the numbers work. Let's go ahead and do this. So it was a two hundred thirty thousand dollar property in college station texas and it has three bedroom two bath on each side little backyard little three parking spots freeze unit very cute little things in a little subdivision near the campus texas a and m university campus in the direction that the campus is growing. So i very much anticipate that that will increase in value. And it already has. It's actually already to fifty after ten months. 'cause i just replied oh right i would point out that somebody else on this call also purchased in the path of progress and that would be scott not me because we have different investment styles but that is a really great thing that i think some people don't realize or take into account if the path of progress is going north. You did to be looking north. Because those are where the properties are going to appreciate at a faster rate than the potential path of progress than outside the potential path progress that nothing's guaranteed scott. Had a really great way to choose his property to and it was smack in the path of progress yeah parallel also my properties with two hundred and forty thousand dollars a very similar type of deal for us and even our cabinets are the same assault on instagram. Yeah the same exact cabinets that by my head but let me ask you. This is your property located what he said a path of progress in the best area. You could be living in right now if you were to purchase anywhere in the In a thirty mile radius not even close. But it's also not in the worst it's kind of a medium area. There's some older homes nearby and there's also a they just built like a walmart and a shopping center there and but more importantly texas owns so much of the surrounding area and they keep building in that direction. And i mean the university plans are on the website for free. You can go look at them and that like they're planning on growing in that direction so i could be just like a spit from one of their like giant new enormous buildings and a couple of years. Awesome in my understanding. Is your house hacking this. Yes so i am renting outside a i. Actually originally i inherited a hud tenant who is paying ten fifty a month. Her lease ended at the end of february. I m doing some fix ups on the project this month in march and i have a new tenant moving in april at twelve fifty a month also and i understand that you're crowd sourcing feedback on your remodel on instagram. So you can follow her at go budget girl and she really wants more opinions on how what color. She should paint the kitchen cabinets. A second. is that right. Oh definitely and the other parts of the house hacking of course is i actually so i have renters on a i live in but my boyfriend also lives with me and i charged him five hundred dollars a month in rent because nobody sugar mama i was. I was gonna say how did that him. That's still a good deal right. That's less than the other half the other side so like it's a three bedroom unit so we have an office and we share a bedroom. He has a lease that i worked for him. And we've both side with you know contingencies for things. It might happen. He didn't have a deposit he doesn't have pet rent and he essentially gets way more space than he would anywhere else in town for that price and due to that he's helping me with the a unit right now. He was mopping yesterday. While i was at work all right perfect it works out. But i'm glad there's the conversation and what's your mortgage payment on this It was originally just under seventeen hundred dollars a month. So i was paying one hundred fifty dollars a month out of pocket and but just reside and i was able to go down almost a whole point so my new mortgage is going to be fifteen sixty four so just under sixteen hundred so i'm going to be making one hundred dollars a month. That's fantastic. And so why did you refi. Generally it was it was it because of the Interest mostly or was there like pm. Is that you're able to shed or what were some of the things around that. Unfortunately i wasn't able to shed. Pm i quite yet. But i saw that interest rates were dropping. I was pleased with my rate. Got a three point six five right around the time that everything was going down and then it bumped up a little bit and i did. Fha loan so. I only put three point five percent down. Even though the property appraised for tenure. And more than i paid and even though it's now worth tango and more than that i'm still not quite to the level where i can shave off the pm. I but that's one hundred fifty dollars a month. And i find that to be worth it.

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Walmart+ tweaks to compete with Amazon Prime

Clark Howard Show

04:52 min | Last month

Walmart+ tweaks to compete with Amazon Prime

"So walmart has been for the last two years trying to figure out its competitive response to the enormous success of amazon prime and walmart has walmart plus which they keep tweaking. And now i think it's tweak worthy of mentioning and considering signing up for walmart charges ninety eight dollars a year for plus and what you get. Is you get unlimited free delivery of groceries in a hurry and you get free delivery of non food items in the store or many that are available at walmart dot com. They can't be from third party. Sellers walmart would you get those delivered. Free no minimum order in one to two days although you know. I told the story recently about placing an order and i was so embarrassed because as a special toothpaste my hygienist wants me to us and it showed up two hours later at the house i thought. How much money did. I cost walmart for two tubes toothpaste that they delivered in two hours. But that's not the design. The design is really for the non-food to come in one to two days. The advantage of walmart over amazon is the prices are generally a lot cheaper from walmart than they are from amazon. But what you don't get well. Let's talk about what you do. Get you get the groceries. You know amazon's grocery thing is not robust. it's a very limited selection and generally very high prices just think of the whole paycheck influence on that. And that's why amazon is trying to morph their groceries into amazon's own grocery brand separate from whole paycheck with more competitive prices. But it's a work in progress. Where with walmart being pretty much in close proximity to ninety something percent of americans. I guess it is. The grocery prices are much cheaper than you're gonna have amazon and much cheaper from the local traditional supermarkets figure unit. Save about twenty percent on your grocery bill ordering through walmart plus you with the walmart grocery delivery tipping is expected with walmart nonfood items tipping is not part of the system so there there are nuances with it the big advantage of walmart plus over shipped and what's the other Something instacart and the other grocery delivery things is generally with those. You pay an above market price for the groceries. You're getting when you order them through one of those apps one of the participating grocery stores you're paying a different price a higher price than somebody walks in the door. The store at those grocery stores plus the delivery fees. Now you can join a membership with those but you're still paying the higher prices for the groceries then the gap between getting groceries from walmart plus and getting groceries through instacart or any of its competitors like shipped which is actually owned by target. The price gap is even larger in that case As far as what amazon offers that walmart plus does not have is the great amazon prime video streaming service the amazon music service. There's a basic music service that's included in your prime and then there's a fancy music service you have to pay for a lot of people who are Just casual music. Listeners are thrilled and happy with the amazon music service. That comes with prime. So those are achilles heels for walmart that even though it's cheaper than prime you're not getting the video or audio content. But i can't emphasize enough that day. In and day out amazon can be from moderately too much more expensive than buying from walmart. So if you are both convenience oriented and price oriented that's where walmart plus really can shine

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Amazon Workers’ Union Drive Reaches Far Beyond Alabama

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

06:14 min | Last month

Amazon Workers’ Union Drive Reaches Far Beyond Alabama

"This hour we are talking about the union drive amongst amazon warehouse employees in bessemer alabama and. Why people in the world of labor and In modern american business are paying very close. Attention to how workers in alabama might vote As it could change a lot given the size of amazon the corporation now amazon is so big that we're kind of also informally launching a series. Hear about all the ways in which amazon is changing all of our lives so focusing on labor here today. if there's an area of life that you think amazon is changing and you'd like us focus on You know hop on to social media. Twitter facebook at on point radio and let us know what you'd like to us to look into or you can also give us a call at six one seven three five three zero six eight three looking for your ideas on areas of life that you want to learn more about that amazon. Might be changing. I'm joined today by steven. Greenhouse he's labor and workplace journalist author of beaten down worked up the past present and future of american labor karen weiss is also with. She's a new york. Times correspondent covering amazon microsoft and the pacific northwest's tech scene. She's with us from seattle. Now karen we heard from michael foster the union organizer there before the break. I wanted to ask you more about the the one of the fundamental things. He talked about which was worker. Dignity pay is one thing but worker dignities another and i think amazon's got a pretty long list of Of incidents if i can call it that where does lead one to questions of how they view or how much they the importance they have of warehouse. Worker dignity right there was they. Fires warehouse workers who spoke out about insufficient safety protocols regarding regarding covert in two thousand and twenty We've heard we've read stories. Maybe you've even written them caring about like response to being used to monitor warehouse workers and all of that. How does amazon see see people. Why think a lot of a lot of this is workforce is so large that it has almost by necessity but also just by the amazon. Ian nature tried to create Systems and rules and technology to manage them. And so when you heard. Michael talk a lot of things. We're talking about rebellious kind of technological. Productivity measurements and tools and operational tool amazon has to manage. Its workforce you know Student brought up a good point earlier about unions aren't necessarily a third voice that's that they've representative workers and i think i was free support the amazon. That's a third voice but same time You know it has ways that it listens to workers now but it's not the same as having the workers voice representatives through a union and so for example. They have boards in voice amazonian brussels onboard. People can complaints or compliments not different things but the way they use that at a global level is they use artificial intelligence and natural language processing to figure out matic patterns in it so they they had to and also broke out of bear amazonian techie. Way have developed these kind of technological relationships with workers which is which is different than how even the walmart's an immense growth. What was fifteen or so years ago when it went through. it's huge. that's a different relationship numb when you the feedback workers get is often from rate ticker essentially on their on screen which is different than being a cashier in a store and bringing people up karen that is so fascinating. The algorithms are absolutely everywhere. Oh my gosh. So here's here's basis in two thousand eighteen in an interview with business insider talking about why he says he's proud. Not only of the wages of amazon pays cause remember two thousand eighteen. There is a minimum of fifteen dollars an hour but also how he says. The company treats its employees in our view. We have we have workers councils and we have very good communications with our employees. We don't believe that we need a union to be an intermediary between us and our employees but of course at the end of the day. It's always employs choice. And that's how it should be steven. What do you think. I'd be surprised to hear that amazon. Actually has workers councils. That's you know. And if they are workers councils than i imagine they might be handpicked by management and with the union the workers pick representatives and under federal law executives are required to sit down and listen to the workers concerns. Yes amazon says that it listens to workers but it's really unclear the degree to which they really listened. I remember years ago. I wrote walmart. Walmart would say for worker has a complaint. We have an open door policy. Come in and complaint show us. And i interviewed many workers who use the open door to file complaints and then they got fired soon after and they said the open door policy is actually the out the door policy. I'm not saying that's the case amazon. But i think you know. Some companies are so much cynical when they say they really listen. I'm sure karen has spoken to amazon. Workers who have heard who have voiced the same complaint. I hear say they feel like they often feel like robots. I interviewed a worker at the best. My warehouse daryl richardson. Who said he's a pickering to three hundred fifteen items our that's five items omitted and he says you feel like a robot and if you fall behind you risk getting fired several workers who said and if we have to go to the bathroom run a few hundred yards and take a few minutes to do that We might fall behind and that and if know and if you've got to go to the bathroom a whole lot in a certain day might end up risk getting fired so they feel that they're not listened to enough and many feel that there's a lack of dignity in the pressure that's put on them every

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Tech Companies Face New Rules in India

WSJ Tech News Briefing

05:06 min | Last month

Tech Companies Face New Rules in India

"For many tech companies. India is key to continued growth while developed markets are becoming increasingly saturated there over one point. Three billion people in india only about half of whom are online which means there are hundreds of millions of people who have yet to start using email or buying things online but india has increasingly sought to exert more control over the tech giant's setting up shop there which has sometimes resulted in clashes between the companies. And the government. The latest new rules to govern how internet companies like twitter and whatsapp handled problematic content. Online here to talk more about this is tech reporter newly per now. Hey newly thanks for being here. My pleasure okay. So let's start by talking. Broadly about some of the regulations. The indian government has started to implement what we've we been seeing up to now sure we'll over the last few years. As e commerce companies like amazon or as digital services like google and twitter and facebook have become so prominent in india as they are in other countries. You've start to hear bureaucrats talking about the importance of data sovereignty. They call it or the rights of indians to be able to make their grievances against some of these platforms heard or the fact that these behemoths are so dominant and that indian start ups and tech companies haven't really been given to room to breeze the government officials say. And so you started. Hear them talking about the quietly geopolitical reasons. The success that china has had in developing their own tech giant's global tech giants. And so you starting to see moves like tightening of restrictions on ecommerce companies that affect amazon. And the the amazon of india coai flip car which is now owned by walmart. You started to see data. Localization regulation start should be talked about and the now of course these newest rules on social media company. So it's a bit by bit tightening. Where the government seems to be exerting more control over some of these. us tech firms that have been just so dominant. Over the years in india and newly i understand that some of the measures have resulted in a couple of clashes particularly in the last few weeks. Sure will the. The one of the major clashes in recent weeks with twitter was where the government asked the platform to remove a lot of accounts that were tweeting anti-government material amid these long running protests of farmers against the government in new delhi said that they're inflammatory. They're inciting violence. They're trying to foment social unrest. Twitter blocked them unblock them and then under pressure from the government in which they were threatened with having their executives arrested block them again. So you have a twitter or being in the position of saying we respect freedom of speech and people's ability to express political opinions and wanting to enable their us to do that. But then really getting hit with this. Mr very strong pushback from the government so that was a major one and then thursday. Of course we have these these new social media intermediary rules right and let's talk more about those new rules. What prompted them. And what are they meant to do. Well there had been suggestions brewing for some time that the government was looking to revamp what it calls its intermediary rules which are the rules that govern tech platforms and so called over the top or ott players like what's app and streaming platforms like netflix. And so what. They've come out with on. Thursday is a set of rules that set out guidelines for how these large social media companies have to operate so include things like including a grievance officer who's resident in india to address concerns that users or the government might have it includes timelines that tech companies have to keep in mind in responding to some of these issues a code of conduct have ethics for streaming platforms and so essentially. It seems to be the government saying our users should be able to take action or have their their problematic issues address with these platforms. And we wanna make rules really for the first time that make these tech. Companies have to respond more quickly. So how are the tech companies responding to that. What did they say about these new rules so far. They haven't said much you know. Companies of all stripe don't like to be regulated unless they have to be although facebook has said for some time with mounting regulations. Coming around the world that they welcome them but tech observers have said. It's some of these are raised issues worries because they come as prime minister. Modi's government is facing his biggest political test ever in these months-long protests by farmers against some new farming regulations. And and so you've seen the in rhetoric. At least the government getting more aggressive with these companies that are so dominant in india. Many of them have not said much and and they may be waiting to see you know if the political storm passes but they certainly don't want to come out and say well we're not going to do or we're not going to disagree with the government because as we've seen last year india did ban tiktok massively popular platform in india after some clashes in the border region with china. So that was a warning sign. I think to a lot of these companies that india won't hesitate to take drastic action

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Shopify is taking on e-commerce giants

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

04:14 min | Last month

Shopify is taking on e-commerce giants

"We've been talking again. About small businesses rushing to get on line during this pandemic and suddenly all kinds of companies want to help with that from amazon to facebook to oetzi to into it and shop by the ottawa based company that helps merchants create websites enable payments and ship their goods to customers shop. If i had unprecedented growth last year it revamped its shop app. Which tracks shipments enables payments to include local shopping collections. And it's got with so called marketplace's no relation facebook and instagram walmart and google to let merchants on its platform also sell on those platforms harley. Finkelstein is the president of shopping by. He told me a big draw for small business owners. Is that shop by. Lets them own their own customers. Their data belong to them. They control the personal information their customers and unlike a marketplace we do not force merchants to give us any independent rights to use their data. The only thing that we are allowed to do is to provide them with better insights better information of which they can make better decisions based on their data so for example. If we see that you were getting a spike in traffic coming from pinterest for example we may encourage you in the admin to act with pinterest channel and try to see if you can actually find more customers there and is it only their data or do give them insights that are based on similar retailers or anything like that or you aggregating at all not really no. i mean. We'll we'll give them very broad industry macro trends and so we really don't aggregate data in that way simply because each those businesses are really independent. And then i wanna ask you about your kind of frienemie placements which is in some ways. Shop of is positioned itself as david up against goliath. But like you said you're working with some of these glass facebook and instagram. What is the risk and being kind of both allies and competitors with some of the biggest names in commerce is so i don't think we actually compete necessarily with the marketplaces. I think our merchants do but we also have to ensure that we are future proofed against what may be the future retail trends and in terms of that competition. I guess technology. You certainly do feel a little bit of you. Know co optician I suppose where there should be cooperation and some competition but the positioning of shop. If i being at the center of commerce and not being a marketplace not being a discovery tool gives us an opportunity to really play with all these different surfaces wherever consumer might be found but there are elements of your business that compete with elements of some other businesses right like facebook pay versus shop. Pay or even the shop app which seemed like it might be headed in the direction of a marketplace versus facebook shops. There's no intention of turning something like shop which is really more of shopping. Assistant app really. The idea of the shop app has to be a consumer shopping assistant. So that if you're buying off five different sites plus marketplace the shop out can tell you where all of your packages are they can provide you with. Incredible realtime order tracking. It can help you shop pay which are accelerated check which is now process like over one hundred thirty seven million orders But the idea was shop is really a way for our merchants shop fai to have a deeper relationship with existing consumers so we all know that the cost of customer acquisition. His is certainly going up in some categories. And we're not facebook and we're not google we're not necessarily the discovery platforms social media platforms but one thing we can do is to increase. Ltv lifetime value of the relationship between a consumer and a brand net. Release the the the purpose and the objective around shop. There there is no. There is no plan to create a marketplace there. You'd also mentioned shop pay and facebook. Look i think social media. I think you'd probably agree that social media in places like instagram are the town squares of the current digital world and if that is the case and consumers are using social media for more than just connection there. They're using it also for things like commerce. Then it's really important that any merchant of ours that wants to sell in those platforms is able to use the best tools cutting edge technology and and shop as one of those

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"walmart" Discussed on Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!

Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!

04:35 min | 6 months ago

"walmart" Discussed on Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!

"First Up, , we have a lot of warm products which hopefully remained warm. . Before we try them first up. . We have Kellogg's brand new waffles in fun flavors. . I have to say, , I was like freaking out we have two flavors to try today but there was a third flavor we didn't get that was super cute. . The flavors were trying our Unicorn which tastes like cotton candy and birthday cake, , which is yellow cake with rainbow. Sprinkles. . . These are not only available at Walmart. . They're also at target Safeway and more and what I noticed about these is that they're very large <hes> large like the size of rigging frozen waffles do smell amazing they really do. . And I, , also GONNA say usually frozen waffles tastes the same I have high hopes for these I think these are gonna be different. . What are you trying I? ? What's the Yellow One? ? Is What the Unicorn? ? Birthday. . Look it looks like a birthday. . Okay. . Let's go birthday cake. . Okay. . <hes>. . That tastes like a birthday cake. . These are really moist. They . taste like cake. . That's really good and the stats are really not bad hundred and thirty calories per waffle two and a half grams of fat five smart points. . But I want to say one thing like these are not I feel like in the past like four or five weeks, , we've tried a lot of frozen waffles. . And they're all the same even the ones who trader Joe's that are Pumpkin flavored. . There's something about this waffle. . That's a little special do agree. . Yeah. . Definitely, , and I was just noticing that you don't need butter or Maple Syrup on that. . I mean this is just fine by itself. . You know I totally grandma try the Unicorn cotton catches interesting because they have such perfectly deep wells. . What do you call those nooks and crannies? ? <hes> what do you call in English mapping it is. . Yeah. . Waffle House. . Yeah. . They're really Nice deep-sea coach and a lot of Sierra remade ours pacman. . Oh cute wait. . What are the little dots in this one? ? Sheri's berries I think right and cotton candy. . I like the birthday cake more. . Yes, , that's amazing. . These are amazing. . Kellogg's makes eggo right. . But these are not under the eggo brand I. . Don't think are they know? ? They're not. . So you don't have to leg that is really interesting for her. . Nope you don't have to go your Lego Mike. . Okay next we are trying this is a product that I find very exciting and unique foster farms. . The chicken people they have a new product called bold bites. . They're marketed as kids bowl by. . So they're like you get these in the fridge section and they're small individually wrapped packs like pouches of chicken and they come in flavors we have Taco and pizza today and what I really love about these portion controlled. . It's sort of like saying, , Hey, , kids you can snack on chicken like like from being I would just dump this pouch. . It tastes good into super on top of a salad it's fifty calories worth-a-chicken. . Looks Amazing what are we trying? ? Why did you get all the fun flavors like Taco, , Pizza, , I can't open. . which WANNA restarting with them pastor, , which can open pizza Jamie can open I. . Don't have the strength. . s these high in sodium. . No. . Not really right. . Three clear to read the sodium for those of us who don't have our reading. . It's three fifty, , which is not terribly. . No this is good. . I would not say tastes like pizza but I would put this on a pizza at fifty calories worth. . Let's see. . We got spicy lally trion. . That's good but I feel like it's a stretch to call at pizza. . Wait I a little bit of like Italian seasoning. . Okay. . Yeah. . No I like it I like the concept I like creative. . Let's try the TACO. . Just I'm impressed and it tastes like white meat chicken breast doesn't taste like unidentifiable parts of a chicken. . TACO measure making tacos. . That is excellent first of all. . This is what I would do. . I would take those new cauliflower Ortega Taco shells that they sent us same thing and I would just like loaded up and make a chicken Taco out of this. . Don't goods while he? ? Put it over, , put it over cauliflower rice and then scuba salsa. . These? ? This is great. . This particular flavor. . Terrific I don't WanNa give any preliminary ratings but it will rate. . Hi. .

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"walmart" Discussed on Reset

Reset

04:12 min | 7 months ago

"walmart" Discussed on Reset

"When you think of a Walmart what comes to mind. . Probably, not , that it's some tech savvy subscription company but tomorrow, , the retail giant is launching its subscription service called Walmart plus and some see that as a player take background from the company's big rival Amazon Dot. . com. . I'm here with Jason Del Rey senior correspondent here at recode Jason thanks for being with us. . Teddy. . So, , how big a deal is the launch? ? Of Walmart plus. . So we'll see how the launch actually goes off, , but the idea of Walmart loss and the fact that Walmart after all these years is finally putting paid membership out there in a big way that is a big deal. . Walmart's trying to lean into what they do really well, , and that is mainly really really low prices on groceries. . So the core of Walmart plus. . Is a same day or next day delivery service <hes> focusing on. . Fresh groceries that said the idea is that you beyond groceries. . To. . Many. . Many of the Nadine, , most popular products that you would find in a Walmart store. . I think Walmart. . Has said you know a selection of over one hundred thousand items, , but on top of that. . Walmart. . Plus is hoping to add perks that maybe Amazon can't match. . So one of them is at launch. . Discounts on gas at one gas stations and other partnering gas stations. . It's something like no more than five cents a gallon. . But if you're someone who drives a lot shops at Walmart. . Over the course of the year maybe that makes a difference to you. . And over time while they're not talking about details I'd expect to see. . Other. . Perks that may be are more Walmart like and more geared toward sort of the long-term Walmart customer than. . Some of the other perks we see in prime such as you know, , prime music, , for example. . So the sounds like Disney plus it feels and looks like Amazon prime. . But like taking a step back here, , why is Walmart doing any of this? ? Why is it getting into the subscription business in the first place? ? So I think there's a couple reasons. . Starting really with Amazon prime big companies have trained basically everyone in this country to start consuming via subscriptions. . So of course, you , have prime with more than one, , hundred, , fifty, , million paying customers around the world. . But you also have the rise of. . Subscription services like Netflix. . So like spotify and the like and what you find is often when you subscribe to something, , you want to get the most out of it. . Right. . So what does that mean for Amazon Amazon that means prime customers spend more and shop more frequently than Amazon than nine prime customers do. . They also often price compare less. . So they're sort of like absorbed into this Amazon only World Walmart is trying to build sort of deeper relationships. . They probably would call it with their customers, , make them great customers, , and then with their customers make sure you know that this sort of locks them in. . So they don't Fly Amazon in the first place. . There's a couple of other reasons for fast. . Delivery is really expensive same day next day delivery. . It's really expensive. . So Walmart's hoping to maybe subsidize some of that expense through these subscription fees, , and then one of the last things I'll mention is just that I think they do feel whether they admitted or not that they need to do something as an alternative to Prime I reported earlier this year that more than half of Walmart's top spending families are now Amazon prime customers maybe they can win some of them back with this. . It is about twenty one dollars cheaper a year. . And there are trade-offs but maybe they went some back and maybe more importantly they just sort of stem the tide of. . Existing customers who haven't switched to prime yet from going there in the first place. .

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"walmart" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

The Complete Guide to Everything

05:59 min | 8 months ago

"walmart" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything

"So one percent shrink yet good which is still from it, burn it down I don't care whatever were you at Walmart when I stole from them when we went to a house last time no, you still want a hat I stole a hat from Walmart and it was thrilling it was such a thrill i. I don't know if I've ever really shoplifted but I shoplifted from Walmart and they was a shoplift look. I'm not going to completely explain away what I did, which was stealing, which is a sin. But. A. IS WALMART WHO cares but B I stole at of convenience not out of like I'm GonNa Steal something I can't afford to buy here. So doing the self-checkout and I had a bunch of stuff was buying a bunch of groceries and everything. A bunch of US went on a shopping run now is buying myself a silly hat. was like a nine dollar hat. And I scanned it last and there was no tag scan. What I should have done according to the Walmart. Is Go get one with a tag to scan us like. Behind you. Yeah it's like I'm not GonNa do that I'm just going to put it in my bag. And pretend like I bought it and that worked and I recently found out and boy let me tell you the thrill walking out of there. And I was just like like even when like the security guard standing by there. Like I'm a white guy pushing forty I I'll throw a fit. Seeing my bag and they'll work. And that's Society's fault. Not My fault but anyway. But then I read up about how apparently Walmart uses some like Ai. To use like a lot of microphones, these microphones cameras with like artificial intelligence, reading it, and apparently you know it's one of these things where they sign some hundred million dollar contract multiple hundred, million dollar, and the big secret is that it's horrible and doesn't work at all. Which I definitely saw because I just took something and walked out with it and nothing happened. I mean he was a nine dollar. He tried to walk out with the with the thirty inch flat screen baby. That's sure. It might be differentiated. So say. I thought this was great when I first got it and then I put it on like when it was actually cold. Yeah it's not so good. It's a very cheap hat..

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"walmart" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

05:58 min | 10 months ago

"walmart" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"I'm Chris Sale with me today. Our Man in Rhode Island it's Brian for Brian good to see you. Chris How's it going? It's going pretty well. We've got some restaurant news. We've got some energy news. We're going to start though with retail because Walmart, which last time I checked was already doing pretty well with the ECOMMERCE Walmart is partnering up with Shop. Affi- to expand its third party marketplace site. And you were talking earlier today. This seems like a good move for both it's the proverbial win win, but in terms of stock prices. It's moving shop up about five percent today. Yeah these are two companies that are just having stellar years when you see yet another announcement like this, come out of a shop, fi easy to understand why so Walmart is essentially opening up its Walmart Dot com platform, which is you highlighted is just seeing explosive growth last quarter, seventy four percent sales growth over the prior year, so they're really having a big success, but they're going to allow shop. Users and there's more than a million of them right now to essentially seamlessly offer their products and sell them directly on Walmart. Dot Com. So I think this is a big win for both companies. It certainly broadens Walmart's product. Offering also gives him a nice pr win for supporting small and medium-sized businesses, obviously a big win for shop, Affi- further solidifying them as the Goto place, if you are a small or medium-sized business and want to. Beef up your e commerce capabilities and Walmart did say initially limiting this. Their plan is to have twelve hundred businesses started up by the end of the year, but could easily see this being expanded down the road. Yeah, and it's you know I was thinking about this earlier, because every once in a while, we'll get you know e mail from listeners or or comments in the fool, live chat that kind of thing, and and every once in a while you get something along the lines of what are you guys like shop if I so much? and. It's. It's deals like this like. It's just they're. They're focused their ability to continue to execute. And this is. This is a massive partnership. In the wake of The recent partnership they did with facebook as well and it's. Sherifi is sort of establishing itself as you indicated as sort of like this, this Goto Platform. To me the thing that put Chiappa fi on my radar was when several years ago Amazon essentially said we give up. We can't compete against shop FI- If you're on our platform, we suggest you transitioned over to shop a FI. There's no bigger boost in the arm or vote for another platform than Amazon, throwing in the towel against you in the e commerce world and to your point, we've also now seen facebook announcing a big partnership with them. Also has a deals with them and now and now Walmart, so shop. A fight is clearly the top dog, and that's why we like it Chris. Doug Macmillan the CEO at Walmart it's. It's pretty remarkable A. Methodical investments he and his team have made in ECOMMERCE. You know five six years after. A really good stretch of time when you indicate that they really should have been doing this a lot sooner, but. I'm impressed by how they have made up for lost time. Yeah the same I agree with you there. They should have made those investments fifteen years prior. But. Hey, they did recognize..

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"walmart" Discussed on The Topical

The Topical

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"walmart" Discussed on The Topical

"A major gun control update this week. Walmart has started restricting firearms purchases to customers who promised to use them at a different retailer and later. That's the sound of California's newly modified bug Zappers will a larger new models. Be Able to take care. Sure of the state's coyote population for good from the onion and onion public radio. This is the topical. I'm Leslie Price and I'm going to speak very slowly so you don't get too confused about today's news. Stay with the topic is presented by cash APP. The number one finance finance APP in the APP store. It's the simplest way to send and receive money and the easiest way to bribe. NFL referees into not calling obvious. Pass interference in the two thousand nineteen NFC championship unshipped game allowing the Los Angeles Rams to advance to the Super Bowl. Oh man that was rich. Download cache APP today and get ten dollars when you sign up using Promo Code topical under increasing and pressure from Anti Gun activists stop selling firearms. Walmart is finally taking action. The corporation announced that all locations will now restrict gun purchases only to customers immerse who promised to use them at one of Walmart's competitors. OPR reporter Remmy Bergelin has been following the story and joins me now Leslie so tell us what prompted this decision by Walmart Art. Well there's been public pressure on retailers for a while now to stop selling guns or at least to make it harder to get one but this is the biggest step forward Walmer has taken yet a spokesperson for the company. Doug Marshall said yesterday that the increase in mass shootings has the retail giant concerned. That another massacre could happen at any one of their four thousand stores across the country. Their hope hope is that this new policy will offer Walmart Shoppers Protection by diverting a potential gunman toward any number of other department store and sporting goods chains. Here's what Marshall had to say. After speaking you can with our customers and consulting our own consciences Walmart has decided that we can no longer stand by as the gun. Violence in this country spreads across our stores so starting today we will no longer be selling any firearms at any Walmart locations unless the buyer assures us and is able to convincingly prove that they'll use it somewhere else like a home mm depot or a Kohl's just not Sam's Club because that's actually part of us to interesting. What's the reaction been from gun control activists? Well it's a mix. Walmart is being applauded for taking a step but some say they aren't going far enough for example how to some improve. They're going to use a gun. Somewhere else will walmart start asking customers to see. A manifesto lasted about one of their rivals or a specific list of targets before they purchase a gun. It remains to be seen. Well that makes sense but at its core the seems like a pretty ambitious and bold action on Walmart's Walmart part it does. It's easy to imagine how this can save lives. Someone comes in wanting to buy a gun walmart. Says you can only use the somewhere else and they say oh no I want into us here at this Wal Mart and they walk away empty handed. That's a good thing. And how likely is it that this plan actually protects people from mass shootings. Well there hasn't been a ton of research go off of but some experts say that casualties of mass shootings could potentially decrease gunman chooses say at K.. Mart or sears. Those retailers have very few customers so it doesn't seem likely that will follow their lead and taking action. Yes in fact Bass. Pro Shops has already announced that they will go one step further and making sure their customers are safe. They're offering anyone who purchases a semiautomatic rifle at one of their stores of Free Twenty Five Dollars Walmart Gift Card to steer them away from bass pro stores purchased was sounds like consumers will really want to keep their eyes peeled field for the store. That's offering the best deal if they don't WanNa die. Thank you thank you. The American lagers Augurs Council held a lengthy press conference today to make an announcement they felt had been long overdue bill right. CEO of rights logging and Tree Services spoke this morning to notify the public public that he and his fellow members of the logging industry. Just can't fucking get enough of logs. We are totally locked. We love snacking shopping. gawk hearing cooney rushing walks logs in the back of a trailer riding logs to a lumber yard turning logs into planks building joining us now is Rebecca Neal who was at the press conference this morning. Hello Rebecca Hi Leslie. So what sparked this announcement from the logging Industry Wino- well right and other members of the American Loggers Council felt it was time to set the record straight and let everyone know that when it comes to logs they fucking love the things so much so that they've all devoted their entire professional lives to them make no mistake. We love the rough bark. You love their fiber is great. We love scouting locks walks. We Love Split Lock. Never our ally time and bill right who we just heard from again wasn't alone in this. He was joined by about a dozen or so other leaders of the logging industry who also wanted to make their feelings clear and dispel any rumors that their love of logs might be limited. The only big ones made of pine or Oak Rebecca. What is it about logs that these grown men and women just can't get enough of well as you heard from Mr moment ago? There's no one thing but rather the fact. There are so many things to love about logs how they feel how they smell their shape. That's what's so appealing but if there was one main takeaway from today's press conference it was that if these motherfuckers Z.. One of those big cranes moving a log around in the sky they will one hundred percent lose their shit and win a big log files and get the word timber who uncared much better than that. I swear if a whole load logs ruled out the back log trucking crush meet a gift that God as my witness I would die a happy. The man well. I suppose there's worse ways to go. Thank you Rebecca. Thank you five. News events have happened Sunday. And I've already told you about two. Can you guess how many more we have to tell you about. That's right. Three here are three more news stories. You need to know presidential candidate who judge trapped himself inside a freezer earlier today after searching a local Iowa diner for a back room with high rolling donors. It's unclear as of now with mayor. Pete is expected to survive the weekend. A new report found that eating Kiwis once a day doesn't do too much for your health. But they're fun to eat. So why. Not and ultra a new ECO conscious. Fashion Brand launched today. The company plans to stay environmentally friendly by not manufacturing or selling any close at all. And that's the topic for today. I'm Leslie Price. We know the news doesn't stop when this podcast does so be sure to go to the onion dot com for all the day's top stories. We'll see next uh..

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"walmart" Discussed on Pro Rata

Pro Rata

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"walmart" Discussed on Pro Rata

"We're joined now by Bloomberg Business Reporter. Sarah Halzack do you sense that. Yesterday's decision was mostly prompted by outside pressures or by internal employee pressures after the multiple shootings combination. The combination of the two for this particular spasm of violence really landed right at Walmart doorstep right. The shooting took place within one of its stores. And it's important to remember that only a few days earlier Walmart had suffered another shooting at one of its Mississippi stores where one employee shot and killed two other employees. So Oh i think this is feeling particularly close to home and of course outside momentum on this issue does appear to be changing Walmart the largest single retailer of ammunition in the country by market share. But from your perspective are firearm sales. Kind of broadly including AMMO. Is it a major part of Walmart's business or is it a pretty small one. That dropping doesn't really impact the bottom on much. Yeah it's a pretty small part of their overall sales and bottom line so in that sense. This is not a terribly difficult decision right. I think where it gets difficult. Is that add. Walmart's heritage is so much in rural America. It's founder Sam. Walton was avid hunter. In fact like part of the Walmart lower is that he chose North West Arkansas in part because it had access to four different hunting seasons right. It was near the state lines of Arkansas Missouri Oklahoma. Kansas he could hunt everywhere he wanted. So this this is really something that's in the DNA of Walmart and has been for some time and so I think doing anything that might alienate a rural shopper. Or positive is moving away from that. Ethos is the difficult decision for Walmart not to be too cynical here but one of the arguments kind of I don't know if he wants a arguments for Walmart but certainly one of the characteristics of Walmart is that in a lot of those rural communities it it is the only retailer so it's not that you've got ten different places. You could buy a hunting rifle from Walmart. That's still applies right and a lot of cases. I think that's absolutely right and I think that's what we see over and over again with these sort of collisions of politics in retail is the at the end of the day. Shoppers end up choosing the most convenient option. This the thing that is you know has the best price or is the easiest store for them to get to. And I think these conflagrations end up sort of shaping their purchasing decisions for only a very short period of time and particularly with Walmart. where it is you know such a destination for all kinds of purchases as a big box store and as you said is often the anchor of rural community retail? I don't anticipate this having a big impact on their sales. Can you help me square one thing here. So walmarts. Basically saying on certain items that it's decided to stop selling that's really public policy policy issues. The reason for example when it talks about some of the munition it says yes this can be used for hunting rifles but in theory not even in theory and reality it also could be used in these ar fifteen eighteen clips. You know the these larger clip. So that's why we're not selling them anymore but at the same time they're gonNA sell through their existing inventory if Walmart thinks this stuff shouldn't be sold why is continuing to sell it. It's a good question and one that I'm I'm not sure that I can answer. I think that it's probably just trying to do the prudent thing for its shareholders and kind of moved oof through that inventory and hope that the broader gesture of saying. Hey this is the direction we're going. We'll be satisfying enough for consumers who are looking king for it to take action on this issue. Were you surprised. At least I was surprised. Let me put it that way. And then I will ask if you were in the letter that Doug Macmillan put out yesterday after laying out all the steps that Walmart was plan to take he also made some public policy prescriptions and basically said hey congress we would like you to close on gun show loopholes for example in terms of private sales and some other things. Were you surprised that he took a step beyond just what Walmart can do with Walmart. I was surprised by that. In fact that was the most surprising thing to me the announcement because the specific steps it took are pretty consistent consistent with the kinds of gradual incremental things. We've seen Walmart do on this issue in the past so you know in two thousand fifteen stop selling assault rifles and twenty eighteen raise as the minimum age to buy firearms. He's kind of gradual things right. But the policy prescriptions. Were interesting and this is the place where I have the most questions. What I really wonder is is this the last time I am? We're GONNA hear anything forceful from Walmart on this issue or is it really going to start talking about this issue more even when it feeds from the headlines and if so that could be really powerful. It's the fortune one company right. And having that voice in the mix might provide a new and important source of pressure for lawmakers on this topic will lawmakers and other companies right because Of New York Times Andrew. Ross sorkin argument on this with Walmart has always been yes. It could stop selling certain sorts of ammunition and firearms which it's now doing but it also is a huge partner to other accompanies on say the Fortune Twenty lists big financial companies credit card companies etc.. If Walmart really really wanted to put its thumb on the scale here it could pressure its partners to stop doing business with other gun retailers and manufacturers sure it could absolutely do that but you know enough could happen just by the sheer sample of what it's doing because it scale is so massive have you know I think back to Several years ago when the economy was heating up and Walmart raised. Its minimum wage right. It moved in that direction and said Hey. The labor market's tight. This is something we've you've got to do to recruit the best talent and we're now at a point where some of my colleagues reported back in August retail wages are at fifteen year high and Walmart is part of the reason in for that. Is that everybody else by the sheer example of Walmart and the competition of Walmart felt pressure to step up their game on wages including target and others and so surely by Walmart taking this action. Yes it could put direct pressure on partners to join it in this effort. But it's your example. Could do plenty to sort sort of change where corporate America's going on this issue for decision by Walmart from a competitive standpoint. Obviously good for the local. You know small mom pop gun dealer. Who who you know in the same block or the same neighborhood is a walmart broader though when it comes to whether it'd be big box retailers or other national or regional retailers? Does this create a bigger opportunity for someone in other words if someone if not completely step into Walmart shoes at least take a big piece of that business. Walmart's giving away no. I don't think so. I don't think there's any one company that will be a particular beneficiary of this. The firearms market is really fragmented. So much there halzack Bloomberg retail reporter. Thanks for joining us.

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"walmart" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"walmart" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"For the kind of products that you decide to buy instead many on the left would like to do is lobby the heads of these corporations to set policy for you and they want to do so not at the behest of the consumer because there was vast consumer outcry against walmart stock was not dropping instead what they would like to do is create manufactured media controversy and then suggests that the c._e._o.'s should step in where the political bosses have failed to act so these are the new pressure tactics the basically use a form of corporate blackmail to go after corporate figures and then use them to culturally crammed what you could not achieve politically as i say all all that is perfectly. Legal is a good for the country. No it's not good for the country why well imagine a world in which visa sets policy for exactly who they will do business with imagine a world in which visa says we are just not going to process your transactions. All the credit card companies left gets what it wants. All the credit card companies say we are not going to process your transactions if they're not transactions with which we agree. That's going to get into some really dicey territory incredibly quickly because let's say for example that you want to give charity to your synagogue synagogue or your church. Your synagogue or your church does not perform same sex marriages for example and visa says okay. We are not going to allow you to give charity using using our credit card because we disagree with your churches policies k. Is that a good thing or bad thing. You have to separate what oh you will end up with is separate chains of commerce politically speaking the biggest problem in the country right. Now everyone talks about it is political polarization but the left solution for political polarization is to not let you engage in any business in any commerce unless you agree with them they would ah. Let's not pretend that they just want walmart to stop selling ammo. What they want is for everyone to stop selling the ammo and everyone's who stop selling guns was going to happen. Instead what you're going to have happen is people who set up entire chains of commerce that are based outside of the common system. We currently hold. I'll tell you what will happen. People like me will set up a conservative credit card that is designed and oriented so the conservatives can pa patronize conservative businesses and get points back to conservative causes and we'll do this not because we want but out of necessity but you will end up with is not people failing to buy guns. You'll have people buying guns in cash which actually makes it a lot harder for people to track the transactions so there on the left and you like gun control that ain't smart where you're going to end up with is a world in which we have entirely separate spheres of life life based on your political orientation because we force corporations into taking sides that is where we're going and that is the future that a lot on the left want or they. They're very excited that corporate ceos are now getting involved in these fights now in the long term. What's gonna end up happening is that these corporations are going to cut themselves off from half the american public because there will be a reaction and the reaction will be. I'm not going to shop there anymore by half so in the in the moment they're figuring that conservatives will be saying when about all of this and they'll just continue to shop at walmart and that's probably true but here's here's the reality if they had not stopped telling m._o. Left is would have continued shopping at walmart is they like to bitch and moan about walmart but then they go and shop there every day but the corporations injecting themselves into into these sorts of scenarios are going to create an alternative line of commerce and that's not maybe fine on a free market level again free markets work but it ain't going to be great on on on a cultural level for people to shop separately to go to different stores..

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"walmart" Discussed on Pro Rata

Pro Rata

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"walmart" Discussed on Pro Rata

"Of course outside outside momentum on this issue does appear to be changing walmart was kind of the largest single retailer of ammunition in the country by market share but from your perspective are firearm sales is kind of broadly including ammo. Is it a major part of walmart's business or is it a pretty small one. That dropping doesn't really impact the bottom line much yeah. It's a pretty small part of their overall sales sales and bottom line so in that sense. This is not a terribly difficult decision right. I think where it gets difficult is that walmart heritage is so much in rural america. It's it's founder. Sam walton was an avid hunter in fact like part of the walmart lower is that he chose north west arkansas in part because it had access to four different hunting wanting seasons right near the state lines of arkansas missouri oklahoma kansas. He could hon everywhere he wanted so this is really something that's in the d._n._a. Of walmart and has been for some time time and so. I think doing anything that might alienate a rural shopper or posited is moving away from that ethos is a difficult decision for walmart not to be too cynical here but one of the arguments arguments are arguments for walmart but certainly one of the characteristics of walmart. Is that in a lot of those rural communities. It is the only retailer so it's not that you've got ten different places you could buy a hunting rifle from is walmart. That's still applies right and a lot of cases. I think that's absolutely right and i think that's what we see over and over again with these sorts of collisions lesions of politics in retail as at the end of the day shoppers end up choosing the most convenient option that thing that is has the best price or is the easiest store door for them to get to and i think these conflagrations end up sort of shaping their purchasing decisions for only a very short period of time and particularly with walmart where where it is such a destination for all kinds of purchases as a big box store and as you said is often the anchor of rural community retail. I just don't anticipate this having a big big impact on their sale. Can you help me square one thing here so walmarts basically saying on certain items that it's decide to stop selling. That's really a public policy issues the reason for example when it talks about some of the munition it says yes this can be used for hunting rifles but in theory not even in theory and reality it also could be used kind of in these fifteen clips. You know the these larger clips so that's why we're not selling them anymore but at the same time they're going to sell through their existing inventory. If walmart thinks this stuff shouldn't be sold why continuing to sell it. It's a good question and one that i'm. I'm not sure that i can answer. I think that it's probably just trying to do the prudent thing for its shareholders and kind of move through that inventory and hope that the broader gesture sure of saying hey <hes> this is the direction we're going. We'll be satisfying enough for consumers who are looking for it to take action on this issue. Were you surprised at least i was what surprised let me put it that way and then i will ask if you were in the letter that doug macmillan the c._e._o. Put out yesterday. After laying out all the steps that walmart was playing to take he also made some public policy prescriptions and basically said hey congress we would like you to close gun show loopholes for example in terms of private sales and some other things. Were you surprised that he took a step beyond. Just what walmart can do with walmart. I was surprised by that. In fact that was the most surprising thing to me and the announcement because specific steps it took are pretty consistent with the kinds of gradual incremental things we've eighteen walmart do on this issue in the past so you know in two thousand fifteen stop selling assault rifles in two thousand eighteen. It raised the minimum age to buy firearms. He's kind of gradual things right but the policy prescriptions were interesting and this is the place where i have the most questions what i really wonder is. Is this the last time we're gonna hear anything forceful from walmart on this issue or or is it really going to start talking about this issue more even when it feeds from the headlines and if so that could be really powerful it's the fortune one company right and having that voice in the mix might provide an important source of pressure for lawmakers on this topic lawmakers and other companies right because in the new york times enter absorbs argument on this with walmart has always been and yes it could stop selling certain sorts of ammunition and firearms which it's now doing but it also is a huge partner to companies say the fortune twenty list big financial companies credit card companies etc. If walmart really really wanted to put its thumb on the scale here it could pressure its partners to stop doing business with other retailers and manufacturers share. It could absolutely do for that but you know enough could happen just by the sheer example of what it's doing because it scale is so massive you know i think back to <hes> several years ago when the economy aww heating up and walmart raised its minimum wage right. It moved in that direction and said hey the labor market's tight. This is something we've got to do to recruit the best talent and we're now at a point wait where some of my colleagues reported back in august retail wages are at a fifteen year high and walmart is part of the reason for that is that everybody else <hes> by the sheer example walmart and the competition of walmart felt pressure to step up their game on wages including target and and others and so surely by walmart taking this action. Yes it could put direct pressure partners to join in this effort but it's your example could do plenty to sort of change where corporate america's going unofficial final question does this decision by walmart from a competitive standpoint obviously good for the local you know small mom pop gun dealer who who's the same block or the same neighborhood as a walmart walmart broader though when it comes to whether it'd be big box retailers or other national regional retailers does this create a bigger opportunity for someone another someone if not completely step into walmart shoes at least take a big piece of that business walmart's giving away. No i don't think so. I don't think there's any one company that will be a particular beneficiary of this. The firearms market okay is really fragmented so much their house at bloomberg retail reporter. Thanks for joining us. My final two right after this the equity fund resource group at.

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"walmart" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Number eight has a couple of different projects under it. They acquired a yogurt, frozen yogurt, machine company that was pretty young. Hold whim. Basically you put in like a packet of stuff and milk, and then it would make for as an yogurt. They acquired that company and Bart Stein who was when before is now running a hardware effort under store. Number eight, it's called project Franklin. They've got a project coupler, which is their Amazon go competitor. You've got Katie Finnegan who was close with Mark Laurie and helped on a lot of the work with the acquisition shoes at jet because Mark acquired a company that she had called huckster and she's now working on VR for WalMart and these little initiatives, they sort of treat them as like their own little portfolio companies within store eight, which is within broader WalMart store itself has like twenty something around twenty. Something associates who work in research in different areas to try to see what WalMart should you may be temped to do next and where there are other areas where they can launch a little experiments. He's little. Experiments are run as their own nimble in, I guess, just to wrap up what let's give me give us also kind of a scope of the challenges that this side of WalMart faces, you know, like what's the baggage that they are that this part of the business dealing with as a, you know, sort of this company tries to make a big transition. I was surprised to learn that. So since Mark Laurie came on board, there's there's one thing he's been pushing for and it hasn't happened yet. So WalMart has been pushing online grocery, right? Especially given Amazon's pushing online grocery. We've seen both companies make competing announcements about launching new markets in different partnerships that they've got for WalMart as whole foods, rolls out delivery in different cities across the country. So WalMart has a separate site for online grocery orders. It's not through WalMart dot com. It's grocery out WalMart dot com. They're two separate sites. Mark Laurie showed up and he was like, why. Why? Why do we have to separate sites for this? That doesn't make sense. I actually only discovered this because after WalMart started really promoting or online grocery stuff, I did a search for banana on WalMart dot com. And the first multiple dozen reports, two dozen results on there were things that weren't actually the fruit banana. It was like a toothbrushes shape like banana for kids and then like banana V8. and stuff shall we v eight. Of course. I don't understand why this is happening, and then I came to realize others separate grocery site, right? So lorries been pushing for a while. People from jet have been pushing for a while to integrate those shoe. And you know, two years later, we're still here where two separate sites. So it's a big challenge when you're working in a giant corporation. And that's why those small experiments are important to them. So they try to move fast and see what is going to work. I feel more informed without all mart. Thank you Corey for being here and good luck, Tom..

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"walmart" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

Knowledge@Wharton

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

"First walmart store was not opened until seventeen years after he started in business so for seventeen years he perfected his techniques particularly his merchandising techniques and and this was done on a relentless weekly basis so every week after he opened his second store he'd get together on saturday morning with the store managers and say what are we going to do better next week what what didn't work out the way we expected last week and relentlessly week after week for for year on year he he would figure out how to improve things and so his improvement path was the fastest that there's ever been and but it was seventeen years later when he decided no longer to just do franchise right to be a franchise owner and he opened up his first walmart his first walmart was not an instant success the second walmart which has a legendary story about how it was opened was the runaway success that ultimately led to the company that we know today so what was it that that that happened between the first and second store opening that that change the dynamic within the company so that that second store just kind of took it and run in some ways the second store he amped up the cost savings the everyday low.

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"walmart" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

MacBreak Weekly

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

"It's not it's not like women on one thing can i say one thing it's not like putting a pop up store into into walmart it's like putting another walmart into walmart you know games are a huge part of the revenue of the app store so it's not it's like putting a door in walmart that is a homeless walmart on the way to our store yeah that's a good point lucy you got some splaine into do us district court judge lucy koh maybe gave away some secret information there's a lawsuit going on about touch disease you know that that apple knew about touch disease before it told the you know people or whatever and this lawsuit there were some internal apple these are why lawsuits are bad for apple that the secrecy kings these some internal apple documents are filed under seal in that lawsuit that alleges apple misled customers about touch disease they're still under seal but judge co inadvertently i would guess made some of the information public in a recent opinion on the case she and this is the the pleading with the smoking gun apple's internal testing determined the iphone six and she quotes his so this comes from the documents was three point three times more likely to bend the iphone five s and the iphone six plus was seven point two times more likely to band than the five s and she uses this to underscore that you know apple sometimes knows about this stuff but doesn't disclose this was before more likely to bend easily when prepared to before they shipped it so this isn't even related to the touch disease but.

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"walmart" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

MacBreak Weekly

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly

"It's time for mac break weekly andy's here as here even alex lindsay is here to talk about next week's ww dc what will apple announce the judge inadvertently gave out some secrets in the touch disease case and apples ios eleven point four it's out what's new we'll talk about it next of africa quickly casts you love from people you trust is bandwidth for mac break weekly is provided by cachefly at ca c h e f l y dot com this is mac break weekly episode six hundred twelve recorded tuesday may twenty nine twenty eighteen a walmart in a walmart mak weekly is brought to you by wink the best way to discover new wines you'll love go to try wink dot com slash mac break i get twenty dollars off your first ship and by transponders freshly roasted gourmet coffee shipped directly to you visit trace upon tests dot com slash mak break and use the code mak break to save twenty percents off every bag of coffee your subscription steiber mac break weekly the show we covered the latest news rambling there is news from police indeed rene ritchie here from i'm more dot com and the vector podcast rene joins us every week from his studio in montreal where he records by eight podcasts today hi renee i leo i seem to be laggy i apologise maybe it's all the airplay to you know how i know because the frame rate of your apple tv screen saver has gone down.

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"walmart" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Support for this mbr podcast in the following message comes from we work providing inspiring workspace meaningful services and a global community to help your business grow from brainstorming rooms to see sweet boardrooms bind workspace for the way you think more at we dot coast slash npr a personal shopping service the sort of thing that's been associated with the wealthy elite ten luxury brands certainly not a company like walmart at least until now here's enters elina seljuk jessica leila ninety runs a business called personalized solutions it basically helps busy wealthy people getting stuff done shopping life found management estate management travel planning you name it it's called a concierge service and i asked did not need to meet me and an upskill retail center in downtown washington because i want to talk about personal shopping which is a big part of her job sometimes you're just hired to make sure that they have fifteen different dresses for gala season where maybe there on a really big chip to italy and they need you to purchase outfits and then pack them one person hired her to close on a new condo and quickly furnish it there was a lot of christmas gift buying i asked at ninety where she normally goes to shop my favorite designers if we're talking clothing we definitely be amelio pucci i also enjoy salvatori fair got gama which has i think just down from john here exactly for home goods she offers other brands on the higher end but then she says less expensive retail stores also have their moments which gives me chance to bring up a specific one have you ever run into walmart for any of your purchase i have actually never than into walmart for anything client related and walmart really wants to change that the is known for its low prices but now trying to remain the world's largest retailer walmart is branching out its latest test is a personal shopping service the company doesn't divulge any details but it has posted jobs that describe a personalized concierge.

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"walmart" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"Um and so on on one hand i think that's smart because that acquires new customers sometimes from outside the walmart sphere a new data to work with smart employees to bring an but on the other hand i i just wonder how good of a job walmart will do to tie all of those together under the same roof aggregation is really important when it comes to being an ecommerce tighten and i'm just not sure if if they'll be able to connect everything super well um so i think that might be a stretch but there's a lot of work left to do there my largest concern though is infrastructure um so physical retail takes an entirely different approach to infrastructure than ecommerce does it's just two completely different worlds and and for one were already seeing the margins falling because walmart has to build brand new infrastructure to to build its online capabilities on top of its physical presence and so that's a much higher infrastructure cost remain relevant to the same group of people and as physical retail revenues transition in so online revenue is that picks that puts really big cost pressure on the physical uh retail infrastructure the stores the warehouses that are connected to that so i can totally see over the next five to ten years walmart could knock it out of the park with their online um successes and just keeping this momentum going but what that means is that there's going to be some some issues on the physical side not the figure out what to do with underperforming stores and figure out how to to shut things downer sell things off in it it could lead to more headaches i can't believe you've never heard of moose jaw that is i mean that is as quality a name you're going to give come as an you're in the business of sort of outdoor gier.

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"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

01:31 min | 4 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"Any yeah we we've seen a lot of this this walmart pr they won an award one you i can't remember the name of the organisation for the worst corporate green washer in other words selling products for example um that touted their sustainability and environmental benefits but it was marketing it was they were brought up before the ftc ferid from making some false claims on that um and at the same time walmart also is putting millions of dollars into groups that are denying climate change fighting against environmental regulation fighting against clean air regulation and at the same time walmart is is selling cheapen disposable products that are designed to break down after a year after a few months so you go out in throw him in the land fell in by another one a marks coming from europe and so high monday mosquito held another question for of a loved the story about the the poor village with a thirty three percent unemployment and walmart coming in and kind of a renaissance but could one make the case that ten years earlier unemployment was half of that in its now thirty three percent because all jobs the shop no got shifted to china because they move to supply chain so it seems to me that burning down the village and then they come around and say oh my god you know you guys on the help you well first of all employment is a three precise talk about poverty rates.

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"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

01:38 min | 4 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"What is the size of the american labor force how many people are working in america honored in fifty million roughly walmart is at best one percent of the labor force walmart is an important company in america but that doesn't mean that they are anipa or that they control everything i just think we got everything way out of proportion here any trump well it's interesting how i were hearing how small walmart is in the us economy and not doing anything to wages here and then we just learned that it has abolished poverty around the whole rest of the world so i don't know isn't a big company or not don't you knew georgia's were the main reason that the life expectancy who's grown up around the world that people's lives with guns so much better mean union leaders like to take credit for laws were passed but the basically thing is if people here rich we had the industrial revolution in its capitalism that has done it an amy when you talked about the i'm giving walmart too much credit for poverty in the third world what isn't just one more but it's capitalism the did and we're talking about walmart and two ways you were talking about it as a company within you also kind of wave your hands and say well we can just change walmart and that'll change the rest of the whole system and i'm saying that it is the system it's a capitalist system it's a market walmart can't singlehandedly chains system but it is that system that that that makes people richer immediate it laws help it rich countries can afford to have great labor laws you have to get rich i could audience questions then.

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"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

01:33 min | 4 years ago

"walmart" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"The cost of childcare is just out of control camp by that at walmart health care of trying to send a kid college these are things you can't buy a walmart and i would argue that those stagnant wages and those other costs out there that cost of housing is well that makes a bigger difference for working families in this country and walmart is pushing people into poverty jauntily response you're right that other coun we've got more expensive and the problem is we don't have people assume warm do minolta's argue before for instance that that the major personnel or house gene and education in the palm is that those are the most heavily regulated in unionized purses the economy there hasn't been efficiency they're they're just kept going up in up in the thank god the walmart has actually been pushing its prices down so people can afford these other things that the idea that we need more regulation more unionization walmart so it gets his expensive his colleges do and a as expensive as is of our public education costs method walmart has been saving people against those problems yeltsin who responded actually in fact of course walmart has benefited enormously from various kinds of governmental services for example interstate highway system that argument you're making that do we should warmer ties everything it's kind of both utopian even from your point of view and it doesn't reflect the next the wrong customers pay for those highways with taxes i mean it's not as if it's a gift from on their cuzner when they are they didn't warmer didn't exist in their built would you like decision of the entire economy.

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