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"warner communications" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Being attacked by a massive swarm of bees city spokeswoman Lisa Derian Derian tells get X. one of the victims is a fire fighter who responded to the scene hi Evan this swarm was on both sides the street covered about walk launch so we had the police department immediately shut down that area to protest yet traffic hi it's not too far from Pasadena City College there were a lot of pedestrians in that area as the sun always telling us Colorado Boulevard shut down between zero but need to and Bonnie at third person was also strong was treated the same we're now hearing up to seven people have been hurt more details as they come in for forty eight some major settlements to reach to reimburse customers Time Warner communications for paying for internet speeds that they didn't get district attorney's ability riverside and San Diego counties and filed suit alleging unlawful business practices by Time Warner which began in twenty thirteen years before the cable giant was acquired by spectrum LA county DA Jackie Lacey said there were two ways internet customers got defrauded sell more issued outdated modems or old modem which limit the total internet ban went to the customer could we see other customers paid for internet plans with faster speeds that were impossible to deliver because of the company's limited infrastructure under the terms of the settlement specter will pay out sixteen point nine million dollars to internet customers some will get ninety dollars in credit others you got lower speeds and were issued outdated equipment will get up to a hundred and eighty dollars in credit those billing rebates to be issued a lex two months at the hall of justice P. Dimitry okay and extend seventy newsradio it won't be long before SpaceX building space ships at the port of LA the harbour commissioners gave their blessing today all those in favor I thank the commissioners vote means SpaceX consume gets started on its temporary facility in the San Pedro area once the full LA city council signs off on it I can only say the space act that we look forward to you being good neighbors and good tenants and hopefully it'll help changer term change in terms of more jobs more high paying jobs that could provide all the thrust needed to boost the local economy into orbit weather was seven hundred employees or a hundred thirty we believe there's future for growth there in this industry LA city councilman Joe bush guy in a was all smiles following the vote for us and we know it on mosque it's a race to space and this is a a trouble that wants to build ships now we're building space ships the company wants a spot by the water because the spacecraft is too big to transport on trucks they'll need to move it to the launch sites by barge or ships at the port of LA John Baird KM acts ten seventy newsradio four fifty five look at your money here's Martin di Caro hi Mike how about an update on the streaming wars YouTube TV as a deal with Warner media to carry.
"warner communications" Discussed on Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing
"You had a Boston nickelodeon before. You're the boss. What did you learn from that boss? He was a very conventional top down manager. I don't think we had a single team meeting the whole time. He was vice president of Nickelodeon. I was the first president thank you. He had low expectations. He sent all of our good creative problems. Take old crony friends outside. And he didn't encourage us to work together. I actually kept a notebook of what I would not do when I got to be the boss so when you gave me the opportunity. I don't know if you remember this but you kind of looked at me and said I don't know what you can do but let's see and it wasn't like okay. You're now the executive vice president of Nickelodeon and it was just. I know enough not to get rid of you. Let's see what you can do. Oh my God. Nothing could be better than that. Just a straight on challenge. I took the twenty people that were working for Nickelodeon off to a conference room and we put all the things we knew about nickelodeon. Here's what's not working. Here's what's working. And at the end of the day. I knew which people were going to be on the team in which we're not. I fired seven people. We needed to be a rebellion. We were taking back. Nickelodeon for kids after the switch to add support in nineteen eighty four and the relaunch nickelodeon the Twain Channel. You really struck gold. Can you talk a little bit about one? What that felt like and to why you think nickelodeon caught on like that. Well first of all it helps to be the first to have really no competition and to be true to your audience. We literally did not put anything on the air. That hadn't been tested with kids and we were adventuresome. We had some big flops. I remember promising you the moon with Turkey TV was going to be comedy clips like MTV for kids and the day it arrived on Memorial Day. Weekend nine thousand nine hundred eighty five. It was even worse than video dream theater. My son who at this point was. Ken just started to stop. This is horrible you will never work in TV again. I called everybody back to the office and we spent six days reediting everything you let me off the hook on that. Well one thing we all know is you. Don't come close to getting a hundred percents fact. It's the big flops. Your take the chances. And we worked for him Steve. Ross who ran warner communications. And then Time Warner and Steve used to say you know Bob around here you number of fire from making mistake you'll be fired for not making a mistake. Sure I'm making mistakes tells me try anything new and that was our life-blood but it was just so much fun and the other thing was if you were working at Nickelodeon you really had to like kids. I had this trick question which I would ask any employee probably illegal. What were you like as a kid and they tell you everything how they get along with their siblings. How they're going to work in a team and what they care about. Let's talk a minute about how it was to be a woman in this very big job in this very highly visible environment. Well I had this boss Bob. Pittman the first day that I was invited into the executive suite. There were only four of us. Tom Preston you Bob. Bergen County and May. I made my husband quiz me for four hours about sports metaphors. It was terrifying to me and I come in and the first sports metaphor that I could possibly come up with. I came up with and of course I us tennis metaphor in a basket ball court and you looked at Man. Said you can skip that. We have you here for what you know. And I don't care about sports we want you to be you. You have no idea how incredibly empowering that was and if men would do that they would get such better results. But it wasn't that hard for me. You wanted me to be the nerdy caring creative loving head and you encouraged me to make mistakes. And you didn't hold grudges. Let's talk about building companies building teams. What kind of culture do you need to have a building situation? Will you need different thinkers at the table you need people who art strategic and he people who are creative you need people who are tactical and you need to make sure that they feel comfortable giving voice to their point of view and that in fact the team depends on them? Debbie? Bc was of the Fred Cyber School. You're wrong and I'm gonNA tell you why that's the best thing for a dreamer like me to have. He couldn't have a better relationship. We all had this philosophy that our responsibility was to make sure everybody at the table. Getting a we had a program called the pit program presidents in training so everybody my executive team were presidents training. And I promised them if you come in here and look at our problems from up. Here we will all learn to be presidents together. And you won't all be president of Nickelodeon but you'll get to be president of something and many of them did. They did stay right there. We'll be back after a quick break. I am Bob Zip as you probably know. Time and place is everything especially marketing but in today's age of a million messages per minute and not enough hours in the day. How do you really catch people's attention? Fortunately there's a simple way linked can help you speak to the right professionals. At the right time linked ads driving traffic and engagement. Whether that's visits to a landing page registration student event are downloads of thought leadership content because with precise targeting small and medium businesses can speak to the people that matter back. When I was starting out there was no link. It was hard to find contacts recruit talent and network but that's all changed with linked. It helps you make better business decisions in fact that IHEART. 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"warner communications" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"For you in this hour of the weekend. Addition of Bloomberg BusinessWeek. We'll bring you some of our top interviews of the week, I spoke with retired four-star, general Stanley mcchrystal, about national security and technology and his own personal crisis. Plus coversations with some of the biggest names in private equity from our visit to Harvard Business School. I up though, Tuesday was the Bloomberg breakaway summit hosted by Carol Massar and Carol, you had a chance to catch up with Jason Flom. So some people need, no introduction. But I'm going to give him a little bit of an introduction, because I was kind of blown away reading about this individual his the CEO of three of the largest record company's. Ceo of lava records, still are. Love music publishing chairman, CEO Atlantic records, virgin records, capitol music group. He's personally responsible for launching acts such as kid rock, Katy Perry and Lord, the New Yorker calling him, one of the most successful record men of the past twenty years. That's the official bio. Yeah. Right. I take that some of the things that you've done online you describe yourself, as someone who has gone from being a drug addicted college, dropout to being leader in the criminal Justice reform, movement white a leap are usually start my speeches. I say this is the story of my crazy journey. From wanna be Jimi Hendrix and CEO through the biggest record company in the world. But more importantly, for being a drug addictive college dropout to a pioneer in the field of criminal Justice reform. So it has been a very interesting journey to mom and dad, and you say, I want a career in, in business, and I know you've talked about your mom graduated Cornell. Graduated Cornell eighteen which used to remind me of about three times a week. Your dad's legendary attorneys say wanted to music, I don't want to go to college my room one day which was exciting because even know he knew where my room was because he was always at the office. So he comes to my ruin and he says, I gotta deal for you go, what's that? He says, you got a year to become a rockstar, otherwise you got to go to college. I was like great. I don't even need a whole year. This is awesome. Right. I can do. My mom, my mom would never curse before in her life until that day says he's gonna live in my house. He's got to work or go to school. So my dad arguably the greatest negotiate of the twentieth century had to come back to the my room. So anyway, he made some called Arthur, Lyman aren't the new Steve Ross. They got me an interview at Warner communications, I walked in hi kite, that flunk down in a fair and they said you're going to work, Atlantic records. They gave me a staple gun some double sided tape Arolla Led Zeppelin posers and a ladder off. I went through putting on posters, right says I fell in love with a visit and you loved it. I loved it. And you wanted to do more. Well, my dad told me when I was a kid. He said he told me my brother said, do whatever you want to do. Try to be the best at it, but just make the world better place. He said, that's the only definition of success that matters pass it on to my kids as well. And so I knew I was never going to invest guitar player at this point, it was clear. The new I van Halen record is came out. I was like trying to dunk a basketball with my three as Jewish vertical leap. So I said, this practicing is not working for me, but I could become the best at this. I could discover. For other artists. And I thought my case, you know, everyone thinks they're tasting music is great facing. Do you think you know you've what's best? And so what made you think that you had something in, in it that you could go out and fine artists foot spa? Yeah, classic Jewish, but I love music. And I wanted to be a part of it. And once I knew I couldn't be a rockstar. I wanted to be involved. Well, something he said, and I recommend everybody watched Sunday taste dead with an anti project. It's twenty eight minutes. Fifty two seconds and will make you want to do something. But you said in that you explain what luck really is. And you say it's preparation, plus skill his perseverance. You gotta have perseverance right? Well, that's my thing. And, you know, everyone knows the old adage preparation was luck. I think it's preparation. Plus skill plus perseverance equals because I'm sure many of you are all of you had that experience, too, when you had your first grade idea, everyone, who was supposed to know better told you your schmuck. You're at that doesn't make any sense. It's not gonna work, right? And then you had to like keep knocking on the door and keeping. And until you finally convinced whoever it was the decision maker that you were right. Or else you left when did it yourself or whatever it is because at the end of the day. If you don't. And my dad told me that he taught me everything, you know, you have to keep banging on that door until it opens because it doesn't just open for you. So you first fans zebra was a hit now. I'm at again to us about him because anybody who knows anything about the music industry. This guy is a legend. Yeah. Oregon was the founder of Atlantic records, legendary son of Turkish ambassador, just an amazing area dight incredible guy signed, everybody Ray Charles, the Rolling Stones Aretha Franklin. It's better. It's mentor for you sponsor for you all of the above. I mean, I sort of I mean, he was he was just a mythical character. It was amazing. And I'll never forget the first time. I.
"warner communications" Discussed on TechStuff
"Fortune, Sports Illustrated and southern living. Mourner communications was a holding company and had a really super complicated history of its own. It grew out of the one or brothers motion picture studio and their various businesses that included movie theaters and a production and distribution business in the motion picture industry. Eventually Jack Warner of the Warner Brothers was the only Warner remaining and in nineteen sixty six he decided he was going to get out of the business. So he sold his shares of the company to another company called seven arts production, limited that company also bought another media company Atlantic records, then you had a guy named Stephen Ross who had built a conglomerate of businesses. He comes in. He acquires the Warner Brothers seven arts conglomerate, and now the the whole mess. Stephen Ross is other businesses and Warner Brothers seven arts all becomes known as Kinney national services. But then. Then there's a big scandal involving one of the businesses actually a parking business as about price-fixing, and that led to Ross selling off most of the companies in the conglomerate the remaining businesses that he kept were the media wants it became Warner communications. This was in nineteen seventy one Time, inC, and Warner communications merged in nineteen eighty nine. And that's where we get Time Warner which at the time was the largest entertainment conglomerate in the world in nineteen ninety-five. This new company Time Warner had acquired Turner Broadcasting System for nine point six billion dollars. And then in two thousand America Online and Time Warner looked to merge together AOL was essentially buying Time Warner for one hundred sixty five billion dollars. So that's hell the transaction. Would look on paper that AOL the company was buying Time Warner for. For one hundred sixty five billion dollars AOL's founder Steve case took the role of chairman of the board. And the new company would be a O L. Time Warner the association wouldn't quite last full decade. But it would really make an impression in its short time in the spotlight. I'll talk a little bit more about this troubled relationship between AOL and Time Warner, but first let's take a quick break to thank our sponsor..
"warner communications" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Been renewed. Season. Hourglass? Says days of our lives remains a good ratings bra averages between two and three million viewers day. One fifty seven Emmys over the years. It remains the second longest running. Daytime soap still in production behind ABC's General Hospital. Today is January tenth three years ago. Today, the David Bowie died he would just sixty nine years old twenty nine years ago today in one thousand nine hundred ninety Time Warner was formed by the merger of Time, inC, and Warner communications January tenth nineteen Eighty-four. It was thirty five years ago today, the US and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations much to the dismay of many non-catholics. We think it's discriminatory in that it gives us a very special status to run church. It means that that church has direct access to the president of the United States. The secretary of state other churches do not enjoy this. Official with the seventh day. Adventist church thirty seven years ago today. Nineteen eighty two on this day two of the most memorable games in NFL history. I the AFC championship San Diego at Cincinnati in what came to be known as the freezer bowl nine below zero with a wind chill of fifty nine below. Got the feeling like Brits out there right now. And then right after that game the NFC championship the Cowboys in San Francisco against the forty Niners. Cowboys ahead by six points with time running out, and we all remember what happened next..
"warner communications" Discussed on KNSS
"Nation. Home of borders, language, culture. And here he is author of stop mass hysteria. Michael savage. It is the Savage Nation. So I'm getting calls from people say, look I'm gonna vote, but I live in New York. It doesn't matter. I'm gonna vote. It doesn't matter. I live in California. And unfortunately for millions of people who have been disenfranchised in this nation, even though they are largely tax payers. So we don't have any representation in California. We have two very very evil billionaires running the state. It's not the way the constitution was set up. This supposed to be some kind of a balanced representation. I have no Senator to go to I don't even have a congressman to go to in this state. And I know you feel the same way in New York. The communist take over both of these states. And I'm using that word judiciously, they are no different than the Soviets under Stalin who ran a one-party system. The only difference is they have not yet taken us off the streets and put us into reeducation camps or killing fields. But the mentality is the same. Nevertheless, having said that and that's quite a dramatic statement. But it's true. Unfortunately, a lot of people fear feel rather that their their vote doesn't count and they don't want to vote at all. I'm not so sure that the same enthusiasm that existed when Donald Trump came along. And I backed him to the hilt is going. I don't see the same thing. Now. I don't see it. Now, it could be me sitting here alone in San Francisco, and I will admit that perhaps, this is a subjective view. I don't feel it. And I don't see it and rarely have I been wrong. I have generally even though I've done this show alone for twenty five years sitting alone in a room. Remember that I've never lost my stethoscope. And my stethoscope tells me, people are indifferent. I don't mean you most of your calling like crazy right now. Oh, no. I voted. No. I went out and voted early. I voted it's bigger than ever. Is it true? What about those who are not voting? Are. They gonna call the show and say, I'm not voting. I want you to remember. Now, I want to turn the clock back the twenty fifteen I want you to remember what Obama had been doing to this country. I want to remember what he did to the police. I want you to what he did to excite the black lives matter movement, and the number of cops still being killed our member how we felt at that time. Right. Remember all those days all those years member from the day. Obama arrived our used race as a dividing tactic which he uses entire life to get where he is. And we worked very well for him as I've told you thousand times liberals come to do good, and they do very well indeed. And he's done very well, indeed him and the old lady of made hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars book deal seventy million net. Flicks. The one hundred million that's the only, but we know about three huge mansions purchased in the last year of his presidency. What you didn't hear any of that? From the twisted sisters in the news media digital now. But is that enough of a reason for you to go out and vote now, I'm not so sure what is it? That's impelling people to even go out and vote right now, what did they fear? What do they hope for what do they want? I don't feel it. And I don't know if I'm right or wrong. My tuning fork tells me that there's not as much excitement amongst the deplorables as there was when Trump was put over the finish line. And I'm asking what is it? That has Tampa your enthusiasm. If you're one of those people, and you're actually sitting out the election where you just don't give a damn anymore. And there's enough reason by the way on both sides of this question to take a position the deficit is bigger than it was when Trump took office. The wall has not been built. I mean, you wanna get cynical? You could just say he's just another politician allied to us on the other hand, you could look at some of his accomplishments and say, well, we have two justices. We have deregulation. It seems that there's a better spirit in America businesses. Doing better the economy is doing better. So you can take a few different positions. And they both would be correct in some ways. I don't think it's a hundred percent one way or the other. But that leaves people feeling what's the point that about who I vote for me to get the same thing. It turns out to progress as other most vicious the most vicious. Parts of the political system. I have never seen anything like them. And many of you know, this, and I think you fear that so if I ask you are you not voting in this election, if so why you can't believe the answers. I got already you cannot believe what people are saying one says I'm doing the election is more important than twenty sixteen. Can you imagine Florida blue with going to whatever his name is? I I don't even know his name. I can't remember it. Voting read, even if after crawl to the polls, I'll be going through the motions as always. But as a prisoner of liberal liberal Silicon Valley, my vote won't make a difference in other ones. I voted early voted Republican on the ballot. I voted Republican another one said that their vote. I'm getting Mason makes people say yes, it is very important and Derek says to prevent socialism. I am voting. Another one says, I'll be voting in New York City all read I know, it won't mean much, but some of us trying to halt the dams with their nonsense. Okay. So I'm not getting the answers. I'm looking for people are also saying why vote here in Nevada Las Vegas. Clark county has a high fraudulent vote count the cooling era union SEI, you hands out the voter cards of legal voters to illegal aliens for them to go vote with I'm voting, Missouri. All the way, and she says read all the way, Lisa says, read all the way. So I don't know maybe it's my lack of enthusiasm or maybe it's your lack of enthusiasm. Or maybe I'm misreading this election for the first time in my political history. We won't know until Tuesday will we whether my stethoscope is still functioning properly. I am telling you once again. That I'm trying to separate my subjective. Feelings about it from my objective analysis of it. But they become one in the same. I'm not so sure it matters that much. Why am I feeling that? Can anyone tell me why? I am feeling that. Because I don't really have an answer for you. There's something cynical in me. That tells me to not get that excited this time. What about you? There are other topics and throw them out here. US military says migrant caravan more violent than previous groups media won't cover it center for immigration. Studies says twenty sixteen was all time record for immigration, legal and illegal. Will why is that? Soros gives a million dollars to a group investigating Trump. Russia connection. Gee, I thought he was this innocent emigre came to live. The American dream analysts says new age beliefs are more popular as fewer Americans. Follow traditional religions. That's an interesting question. Are you a new ager? And if you're a new ager, can you can you be a Republican a new ager? That's what I won't know. Can you be an old hippie and a Republican? And what's the point then Obama's first net flicks special being anti Trump program when that happens, I will drop that flicks for my cable system, if they become nothing, but a mouthpiece for the new world order socialist networks forget about it. A majority blames both Trump and the media for dividing the nation who do you blame more for the division in the nation? Trump of the media on that one ninety nine percent, the media, we know that the media actually is inciting the violence and hatred in the country. We know that it's a clear fact, we also other out of control we all also know that they need to be censored as they once were. There was a time. The media was censored in this country. Hollywood was censored before one censorship entered and the filth from Brooklyn entered into a Hollywood the lowest form of humanity. The drug addicts went to Hollywood they brought the worst mentality that movies that ever seen the most violent the most perverse. There are no controls whatsoever on Hollywood. And since this now an overlap between the news and Hollywood you're getting the same mentality. Running the news media. That's really what's happening. The interlocking corporate directorships whichever talked about for a long time. So I can't control that all I can do is control my own thoughts. You understand that? That's all. I can do you think I don't rage warfare. You think I don't go crazy sometimes and say things I would never say on the you'd be mistaken. I do I'll admit it. But you never going to hear what I say. You're never going to hear what I say. Because I'm a human being just like you are, but I know to limit it. You don't bring it to the public airwaves like CNN? Let's this jerk. Do. And if a man has no self control and no IQ to control himself. They have to control. It's that simple. Well, I'll tell you Don what this white guy. Does he calls for you to be fired and throw it out on your skinny? But that's what he does. Don, how's that? They should throw you out on your. But as fast as you can say, Jeff Zucker this man is inciting hatred in this nation. It's not the first time he's shown his hatred for white people. But it should be the last time. There are owned by Warner communications or whatever it's called these days and Warner is owned by AT and T. They're a big company. The man is definitely yelling fire in a crowded theatre. I'm in the first amendment business. And I know exactly what the limitations are after the shooting of the Jewish people on Saturday. Don't you think that this psychotic Jeff Zucker on CNN would have stopped this marionette from spewing his uneducated? Hatred. Don't you think so what called him and said, look you've got to cut it out. Instead, they escalated it for for ratings enough is enough. Now what's going to happen? If this keeps operas there's going to be government censorship. You you say no that can it will happen. You say it can't you have to understand something a guy like Jeff Zucker is so crazy for ratings that he would do anything to provoke Donald Trump in any way. And now he's going to the poor race provoking all white people in this country where does this stop? And what does this do not to those like, Don lemon who are secure in their positions? Earn large salaries are protected by bodyguards protected by the corporation. What does it do to the poor white male on the bottom who was late and has no voice, no podium onto the teeth at the breaking point wants to lash out in the here's a thing..
"warner communications" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"We talked about your healthcare book, you wrote a book about educating Europe, prolific your prolific author and a prolific journalist. You're also you're you're a serial entrepreneur here and some of those businesses have done. Well, some of them have failed. What did you learn from the successes, and what did you learn? I think maybe more importantly from the failure. Well, actually, you know, eat it's a little bit of a cliche that you learn more from failure than success. Certainly you would prefer the latter learning process, but you do learn from both. And I mean, I think back to the first thing you learn if you're if you're doing any kind of a business that is journalism business says I have been, you know, habit of Ansett content business. What you've the first thing you understand is. You better keep getting better at it. And you can never be satisfied. I remember when we printed the first issue of the American lawyer, I thought it was the best thing since the invention of the printing press. I it was so great so terrific by the time. We got to the second issue. I was going around the office. Hiding copies of the first issue 'cause I thought it was so terrible. And that's a good thing. You want to keep improving and you need to. Thought maybe why these kids who work for you a little difficult from time to tell. Yeah. End the the thing you have to keep reminding yourself. You know, if you don't get better someone else is going to get better than you. And that doesn't you know, you just you just always have to. Always have to think about that. The business now running today, the other lesson is you've gotta get especially when you starting something new you absolutely, positively have to get everybody involved a sitting around the table as much as every day, contributing to the thing that you're creating because. You making it up as you go along and you need everybody's input. What's interesting to me about you? What you said earlier about you. You took on things that you didn't know anything about. And yet you you forged forward in. I mean, I had the sense that there was the self assured this that you had in your relationships with people from the time you were twenty two years old that suggested that you knew a lot. But the interesting thing about that. And it's on that you say that we just the one thing I always think is for all the all the things I've started, including the news guard business that we're gonna talk about that nothing everything I've ever started. If I knew how hard it was going to be when I started it and arguably should've known, I would retroactively been terrified. When I started court TV there were like eight states that even allowed cameras in the courts, and I convinced Steve. Ross was running Warner communications. You know, don't worry I'll convince allow the others just think about stupid that is. But we ended up doing it. So. There's a kind of optimism that often is borne of ignorance of just how. Dass ity. But that's true of all the. A lot of endeavors where if you if you look back at it logically. You say we had no business trying to do that without question. My wife reminds me that all the time. So I wanna put a pin in this. And I wanna talk about news. I wanna talk about what you call the business of journalism, but just to finish up the discussion on on tailspin, you have some remedies that you think will. I mean, the book ends on an optimistic note. And there are a lot of people aren't feeling particularly optimistic. But what you don't hear in conversations today are what a solutions that would help you. You have some solutions relative to getting away from the short termism that, you know, quarterly reports the tyranny of the quarterly report has has enforced on business in politics to 'em politics. Yes, politics, but just. Just very very briefly. What are the two or three things that you think are most important to get I know campaign finance money. Yeah. Money and Paul, and there are people who make the argument convincingly that if you don't do that that nothing else is going to happen because everything flows from that healthcare real healthcare reform flows from you You know..
"warner communications" Discussed on TechStuff
"The wake of the video game crash in nineteen Eighty-three that companies seem to be worth very little. So trivial bought the video game console and computer divisions of Atari from Warner communications for no down payment. And he was the one who would really go after Amiga using a five hundred thousand dollar loan to Amiga and if Amiga was not able to pay that loan back Atari was going to get control. Of Amigas chipset design, but then Commodore gun to the picture and ended up buying Amiga for twenty four million dollars. All of those important to remember when we talk about the things that happened in the next couple of years. So while the folks at amigo continued to work to get their Amiga one thousand ready to ship, they had shown it off at a big president, but it still wasn't ready to buy in stores. Commodore was going through a bit of a cash crisis. The Commodore sixty four was the best selling computer of all time, but one of the reasons it sold so well was that Trammell had been so aggressive pricing, the Commodore sixty four at a low fee in order to fight off Texas Instruments that the computer's really popular, but the profit margin was pretty low. So they weren't making a lot of money per sale. Commodore had launched several eight bit computers to follow up on the Commodore sixty four code or sixty four was also an eight bit. Computer. These computers would technically competing against the Commodore sixty four which was a bit strange and some of them were a little interesting. There was the Commodore s x sixty four. That one was a semi portable PC. I called semi portable because it weighed more than twenty pounds. And you had to plug it into a an AC wall outlet. There's no on board battery that would let you work with it without being plugged in. It was interesting but didn't sell very well. Commodore would discontinue it in nineteen eighty six. But they also launched the Commodore plus slash four in nineteen Eighty-four. This was built on an earlier computer architecture called the Commodore. Sixteen Commodore. Sixteen was a wholly incompatible architecture with Commodore sixty four. You could not run software written for the Commodore sixty four on the Commodore. Sixteen the same was true for the Commodore plus slash four. You could not run Commodore sixty four software on it. And so there really wasn't a place in the market for this off computer and so it didn't sell. Well, either the question came up, why would I buy this other eight bit based computer if it's not compatible with this really popular one and no one really had the answer to that and then there was the Commodore one, twenty eight. This was still an eight bit computer and you might wonder, why are we calling him eight bit computers? If you have Commodore sixty four Commodore one, twenty eight. Well, that actually referred to the amount of ram or read access memory in the machine, not not the the processor, but the actual amount of memory. So the Commodore one, twenty eight had a hundred twenty eight kilobytes of memory. It actually had two processors. One of those was meant to handle processes or applications that were associated with Commodore sixty four and the other was meant to handle Commodore one twenty eight software. So we could work on both unlike many of Commodores other computers. This one was actually backwards compatible. It's sold modestly well, but the one twenty eight came out just at the end of the eight bit computer era. So it was kind of a an also ran because the remorse Vance computers coming out immediately following that. So Commodore was a company that was not making much from its products in nineteen four nineteen eighty five. It had purchased Amiga for twenty four million dollars, but Amiga did not yet have a computer available on the market there. You couldn't buy an Amiga yet not until late nineteen eighty-five. And meanwhile, Jack Trammell was suing the heck out of Commodore for forcing him out of the company..
"warner communications" Discussed on TechStuff
"You'll wanted to be the dominant force in personal computing in late nineteen Ninety-three Gould would go to the board of directors and they decided to force Jack Trammell to resign from the company he had founded. But while you'll wasn't in charge, when Commodore would approach Amiga, he still plays an incredibly important part of the story. And this is really where things get games of thrown ish are though with the players involved, maybe I should call this video game of thrones. So Jack Trammell. He gets pushed out of his own company at the end of nineteen Eighty-three. And while the folks over at Amiga were still getting ready for their first prototype debut at CAS the following January. So at this point, Amiga is an independent company and they're building up for c. e. s. nineteen Eighty-four. Jack Trammell gets kicked out of Commodore. He does not go into retirement instead. He saunters over to Warner communications Warner communications was the parent company of Atari. Now this was in the fallout of the video game crash of nineteen eighty three. And at that point Warner communications really was trying to find a way to dump the personal computer and video game console division of Atari. The only part of the Tari the company's still wanted to hold onto was Atari arcade division because it was still making money. But in the wake of the video game crash, the console and personal computer. Terms of Atari felt like an anchor. So Jack Trammell comes over to Warner communications says, I'll take that off your hands and he's able to take over the company without even making a down payment. It was one of the biggest craziest deals in tech history reject. Treadmill essentially took over control of Atari. So now Jack trae meals in charge of Atari and you remember that five hundred thousand dollar loan deal. I mentioned from Atari the one that would force Amigas technology to become a Tari property if Amiga failed to pay back that loan by the end of June nineteen Eighty-four that was put together by Jack Trammell, formerly of Commodore and the company that would rescue Amiga was Commodore. So in a way, Amiga was put in the middle of a really ugly custody battle between an entrepreneur and his former company. Originally Commodore was going to enter into a licensing agreement with Amiga to use the company's chipset in. Turn for four million dollars, but ultimately Commodore executives decided that what made the most sense was to acquire Amiga outright then so Commodore would acquire Amiga for the princely sum of twenty four million dollars, which obviously allowed to me get a payback that five hundred thousand dollar loan and amigo would become part of Commodore. Jack Trammell must've been pretty steamed to have his former company come in and rescue Amiga. So under his leadership Atari gut to work designing a new personal computing system. One that would compete directly against Commodore's Amiga computer. The official name for this other computer. The Atari computer was the Atari s. t. but some people would jokingly refer to this as the Jack in Tosh because it seemed to eight Apple's Macintosh platform, and it was rushed into production by Jack Trammell. Ultimately, this feud. D- would be really harmful to both companies spoiler alert they spent so much time facing off against each other that other companies like Apple, IBM, and later Microsoft were able to get a firmer foothold in the personal computer marketplace. They fought a fierce battle against each other while a larger war was going on, but I am getting ahead of myself. So we'll rejoin that discussion..
"warner communications" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast
"Patriotic let's get to the fan boys guides the DC extended universe. So like I said earlier, this is a companion piece to jock inert episode ninety six, eight or guide to the CEO. It's us, he, he, he, yeah, we're doing where it'll be opposite. We're going to attempt to say nice things about the extension, like a saxophone with like sexy news. You know been harsh on you, but. Well, before we begin, I want to know from Chaz Chaz ding-dong their Jasar's. What is it about DC characters that you like that you can quit? I mean, that's just what I grew up with Spiderman too, because I did see the amazing spider man in spectacular, Spiderman cartoons that were on. But I think when I was growing up, we had Batman, the animated series, man, the animated series on. Yeah. So those were in syndication and we had Justice league Justice league unlimited, teen titans. There was a show about crypto super Dali. That's just what was on TV. Yeah. Yeah. So that was, yeah, you had no other choice. That was introduction. That's great. I, that's kind of like why a huge fan because I just remember Spiderman since I was little like I had Spiderman garbage can Spiderman tooth Pearl even before agreed my parents, Spiderman for some reason. And it continued through forty two years later, but big fucking twelve year old with a giant spider man behind me. So to put the parameters on what exactly consist of the EU or the world's of DC or whatever they're calling it, I'll give you a little rundown of DC on the big screen because they have a long history of making movies longer than marvel but in different eras. So nineteen fifty. One is very first DC movie to come out superman animal man and it's it's the released. Okay. Sorry, hold on. Triclean release. Sorry, I got distracted. Let me reset. It was the the ethically release cutting that you son of. I'll leave that in what was was the pilot for the adventures of superman TV show that they released in the theater and then you get to really the superman years nineteen seventy nine hundred eighty seven. Chris Reeve super bans one through four. And during this time also they put out a swamping movie and a really bad superhero. Then in nineteen eighty nine Warner communications merges with Time Inc. making DC comics subsidiary of Time Warner and Warner Brothers starts making all the movies, Batman. Eighty nine comes out, of course, which starts the Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, Batman. Here's eighty nine and ninety seven any move into the late nineties. There's no franchise and really don't know what they're doing. So they put out steel with that was Shakira mid-nineties late and then cat woman early nineties, and then Constantine with your Jadu and it isn't until two thousand five. Chris Nolan releases Batman begins. We get into some really good Batman years. Two thousand five thousand twelve, but doing this time also they're putting v for vendetta which I still have not seen. I heard it's very good. I need to watch that long, but it's good. It's long, superman returns, which is mixed mixed decision on that one watchman right. Now we got the first acts nighter DC movie in the know laniers and then they put on Jona Hex and green lantern and we all know that turned out which brings us to the shared universe. We are going to try to say nice things about in this episode, the Snyder years, the DC you whatever you want, whatever you wanna call this two thousand thirteen to present its consist of the movies, managerial them versus superman. Suicide squad wonder, woman and Justice league. She's going to be really hard. So it is going to be challenging and say, nice thing as your our guest..
"warner communications" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"Slash good seats. Thanks for listening in back backdoor. Okay. So this another sort of rumor floating around there, and I don't know where this sort of came about in our conversations and our in this podcast, but maybe you could either put this to rest or corroborate wasn't there to your knowledge a any kind of sort of agreement amongst the league or the league clubs are owners to help subsidize the this big contract of Pele's beyond what Warner communications. The owner was putting together that that is sort of a take one for the league kind of thing to help get penalty here and share. The wealth is quite coin. Simple. I did a deal with the league that. If Pelly played in their home game, if he was injured or whatever didn't count, but that we would get a percentage of the difference in their regular home gates and gate for the Pele game. So somebody got ten thousand normally and fifty thousand ability we get. I think it was fifteen could have been ten percent, fifteen percent of the difference of the gate revenue between their poor crowd on their Pele crowd. That's the help that we got to finance Pele. Interesting. So it wasn't a check ahead of time. It was a performance guarantee or or percentage of the of the time he was with the the clubs everyday agreed. You know, here's what we normally get near to go when you were there, and here's your percentage of it quite simple. At what point as when Pele's sort of brings, obviously. And you know, a lot of people sort of look back and sort of say, well, it was an immediate, you know, a catalyst to, you know, obviously success in crowds in New York, certainly in in the league itself, but it's true. I mean, you look at it. It's almost like a direct line. I mean, the attention and then the curiosity, right. It was almost overnight in that respect at what point. I mean, this is by seventy six. You're back in Yankee Stadium, so you can accommodate some larger crowds and then obviously you're on your way to Giants Stadium circa seventy seven. But at what point did did you and Steve Ross the earth against the management to overall everybody involved with team. It feels to me like it was an inflection point of some substance right that also Bhagat or begat the notion, the idea that Pele sh- probably the beginning of this pursuit of quality talent, not the end of it. Came a major difference of opinion. I signed Beckenbauer oser the objections of some of the owners because I wanted him to be the lost foreign player. I signed because he was Fisher complete player on the field that. I wanted to hold more and more and more and more young Americans to come on. And I felt that we could do quite well with the number of Americans who are beginning to show talent and penalty there to play in the middle of the field and control everything. But the signing, then the urging of Steve Ross assigning of canal area. And then somebody else wanted us with Oregon's won't do the Turkish player. And so we ended up signing turkeys goalkeeper and had. A. Massive limousines needing seventy five, Rockefeller plaza with ownership, but everybody onboard going down to the helicopter port and flying by helicopter across the Giants Stadium to discuss the Bill keeper situation, the Turkish guy or ship messing. Should he play on this weekend? And we wanted Shep messing the whole time. And most of the time Gordon Brady and I won. But the owners were getting because the success we're getting more and more interested in more and more involved and more and more stupid. And so that was that. So I, I get the sense from some of the Steve Ross biographies and stuff that ultimately he kind of and like a lot of owners in various fledgling into our challenger leagues of the time. And we it hits hits various Stoorikhel. He, it almost feels like this was his NFL team at some point. And perhaps some of the opulence or the big time -ness of this was maybe sort of, did you get a sense that this was sort of his dream is really this is playing out his desire to be an NFL owner or were a major, I guess, professional sports league in the United States owner, and then that perhaps with the signing appel Pele and this sort of growing into something maybe significant that this was sort of his way of doing that or my my, my putting words in your mouth here..
"warner communications" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Where trump wanted to fire more so the question is is that how much mcgann around and how much power does he ever who else is around all right president trump's desire to get rid of robert muller was apparently no secret on capitol hill weeks after the second man to fire muller came senator mark warner vice chair of the intelligence committee gave a speech about protecting special counsel last night warner's communications director tweeted when mark one or delivered his red line speech to warn against firing muller back in december a lot of people asked why now this is why this as senate republicans see no need to pass legislation to shield the special counsel muller should be allowed to finish job i haven't seen clear indication yet that we needed to pass something too keep him from being removed because i don't think that's going to happen to shouldn't be removed from the office should be allowed to finish the job removing molar creates more problems on seoul's he's advise against it by a lot of members of congress and frankly i think probably a lot of people on his staff i have confidence in mahler the president ought to have confidence in mahler that would be suicide for the president to want to talk about fire muller i'm not concerned that he'll fire muller i don't think he'll fire rosenstein that would be the beginning end of his presence and he's not going to do that i think the president to smart to to fire michigan muller if he did it wouldn't end the investigation looks just as painful but we've got to finish it he's too smart casey hunt to fire muller is that there is that what they're going on here because there's legislation that would make sure he can't fire muller if these republicans are so sure and so confident to step out in front of the cameras for the first time for some of.
"warner communications" Discussed on How I Built This
"So without an ability to do that i said maybe it's time to get a corporate partner and so i started dialing for dollars from corporate partner warner communications showed up and said we'll not only put up the money but we'd like by you and we'll pay you money and we'll put money into the company and you'll get this big royalty stream and we understand creatives we're going to link arms and march into the sunset and what was how much were they offering you twenty eight million bucks which is a huge amount of money at that time i mean i was a farm boy from utah sudden i mean you could buy lear jet in those days for million dollars so you took the money took the money yeah yeah and so what happens so so you continue to work for atari at that point correct after the sale i was not as rigorous as i had been i started started taking care of my personal life instead of my business life right and i found that the rule out of decisions that were being made that weren't really really pretty toxic i thought decisions about where to take the company yeah in slowly we brought in a president of consumer who had all the hierarchy reserve parking places in executive dining rooms all the things that were anathema to me i thought you're going from keg parties on your loading dock to eight an executive dining room.
"warner communications" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"Of music the music industry right and this league right whether it's elton john in los angeles were uh you know paul simon and um peter frampton and their crowd in in in philadelphia obviously the warner communications crowd and the average white band who are trying to get on the show actually to explain how they put together the cosmos theme that played a in the stadium every uh every game part of that sort of a crazy with the cowardly ranch for one year in in denver with the cab of colorado but i you know they i i guess you could put that in quotes the rock literally though brock rule lifestyle but you know is it a mythology or is it true right that you know the freespending ways of the cosmo's and then sort of by extension a number of other clubs seeking to keep a pace with high price signings and what not i mean e i think the popular legend is that spending got out of control there was not enough revenues nor television money at that time to support that and frankly there was not a lot of grassroots efforts save for a few early days and early missions i i'm just wondering if you think it was that sort of highspending lifestyle that kind of got out of got out of its about there is no question about chesnut was that that's the point of which lead the rock and roll a really works much better than than talk about silly lifestyles old the drinking and drugtaking and all the rest of it on what what i really gauge one stand why why i coal the book this stalled with was exactly for the reasons you described the the whole and phenomenon the wheels came off a little bit like kedo it was it was very much like a crash in busan kind of league at suddenly rose spectacularly at the calls mohsen illegal cell therapy much like you you you see in the call will where a multistorey the ban settlement becomes huge thing filling stadiums and everybody's till he balance and the whole thing dived and crash just as quickly as you might find again in the raw can rule will this a stall overdoses or as suddenly.
"warner communications" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"Credit on the superman movie and forever after and also tipped the to get them some money for this character the created that was making billions of dollars for for national for for warner communications it's sort of a recurring theme in the book a wrote a recurring motif is how many of these guys i mean the book is wonderful in so many ways the first book and and a second one as well but one of the things that keeps coming up as is the sadness is how many of these guys either lost control of their babies it's it was it was a theme or what happened to bilfinger while i had like a sad but oh i'm a content they did well like jack kirby he may had an ice career he yelled content a lot of them did well or did oak they did fine they they worked in the business they love the business uh a guy like but then is a guy like bob kain who was kenny he like acquired the rights to batman right off the bat and after that hired artist hired writers to do all the work because his his he didn't he had limited the drawing abilities to begin with and writing abilities so another guy bilfinger actually created all that stuff you know about batman and and you know the whole legend abab and created robin accelere and but that the bob cranes credit he did create creatures cat minute mouse jim that one any wrote the marty allen and bought man and rubin i ha that man and ruined which is about eleven minutes long it's one of the worst albums ever but he takes full credit for writing at on the back cover he now now proud of that eu now and i always get it confused i guess it chard noah.
"warner communications" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Book is being this fun kind of jokey place to be and they're all these stories of comic book fans visiting d c in the '60s and just being really really let down when they got into the office because it look like you know there were selling insurance in their people wearing suits in a kind of a hush tone is very conservative meanwhile marvel in part because they didn't have as much success as dc had early on and in have as much money their offices were much more diy somebody told me one of the riders they when he walked in there in the '60s the only thing in there was stanley in a 10dollar couch so in part that has directed the culture at both the company mi being a false romantic if i lament the demise of the actual comic book in favor of what has become much more mass entertainment with these movies or is that just the way the business has to be man you know they have almost gone away a many times over the years even as far back as his 70s in a win win warner communications first started taking over d c those executives will come in they would look at the ledgers of the comic book publishing business and they would say why are we still publishing comic bugs and the publisher would say well we're doing it because it's almost like a elaborate tori where we try out new ideas we create new characters and down the line those characters are going to be very valuable do you think that even though as we've been talking about they have become these cultural behemoths the dc dcn marvel going to be around for awhile in the coming book publishing business as opposed to the intellectual property business it's a good question you know i asked a lot of people who work in the business and they could all envision a day where there is no more comic book publishing that these characters are just you know sort of ip libraries that her mind for tv movie projects going forward i guess in our favour if you wanna see comic book stay around what have been told is one of the reasons of the key publishing them is to keep the trai marks alive for some of these more obscure characters so don't think it's going to go away but it just depends on whose and.
"warner communications" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"Uh and the fact it could spring football make it because that was the whole basis football in the spring and those were the major issues and we were lucky at the time because a number of the owners uh in the usfl or in some instances as well off as some of the owners in the nfl so that was the first major concern that uh we had to take care of it to the media and the public at large wouldn't believe that this was not some sort of a joke a failed project before you begin well look said that seems to be recurring seem on on on a lot of the exploration that we do uh on this year podcast again we don't know why but we do pursue it uh and that that is a theme uh a a part of the i guess the sort of family tree of forgotten teams and leagues are these owners who are successful in other endeavours in their careers that uh for whatever reason have this each to uh you know a plaything i guess in a professional sports team were legal franchise and some other uh you know some other way to express their enthusiasm for sports and given a financial backing to do so but our rebuffed by say the current ownership's of the current leagues i for example i i grew up his kid a hugely uh into the new york cosmos a professional north american soccer league franchise and that was originally uh you know uh back bankrolled by steve ross than the head of warner communications and and he wanted an nfl far franchise himself fan was rebuffed could not get in to that sort of lucky club and um and you know as saw this sort of fledgling soccer thing and said hey maybe we can make something there um so it it wouldn't surprise me that you had a bunch of of of gentleman generally uh looking to make their market professional sports and perhaps a not being able to do it in the more traditional way.