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Fresh update on "amazon" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Away. Yes, Wheeler Explain to the man who was in the restaurant's tent area didn't have to wear a mask on them and then follows him to his car with Wheeler warning him. He had pepper spray and needed to back off. He didn't A little bit later told police he feared for his safety and worried about getting covered since the man wasn't wearing a mask, almost Carleen Johnson reported. The attorney for that man who confronted the Mer identifies him as 48 year old Carrie Catt in awe and says the man's family is involved in a legal dispute over their property. Local black lives matter, Activists have formed their own lobbying group, complete with a 2021 legislative agenda. Deante damper is with the Washington Black lives matter. Alliance protection. Our liberation is a mandate for the people, and we're moving the power and the protest this year forward to Olympia alliances already lobbying for a variety of social equity bills, including the measure to ban police, use of chokeholds tear gas and no knock warrants. The richest men in the world have gotten into a squabble in cyberspace about outer space. Almost Corwin hate reports. It's a Twitter war between Bezos and Mama. Over satellites, he lawn musk of Space X fame and Amazon's Jeff Bezos both want their fleets of communication satellites to circle the globe in the same low Earth orbit. Bloomberg News reports. Musk is seeking a lower orbit than he originally planned for his StarLink satellites. Ah, 1000 of which have already been launched. This really takes off Bezos, who has targeted that elevation for his own plan fleet of communication satellites. Now the tiff has gone public with musk tweeting. It makes no sense to quote hamstring StarLink in favor of an Amazon system, he says, is still years away. Amazon fired back tweeting Space X is trying to quote Smother the competition in the cradle. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news. It's a 39. We're just a minute away from a comb. Oh sports update Wanna talk to you about my friends at zero red zero as I've been talking to you about for several years really? And the reason is because, well, they're the best at what they do for one reason. The second reason is this is a great time of year to get zero rays into your home to get your home nice and clean. For this time of year, this time of year when we're all about making resolutions, but you deserve a cleaner started 2021. So think about how great you would feel knowing your carpets are clean, fresh and safe, eliminating dirt bacteria, allergens and all the contaminants that are in your carpet. And believe me, there is a lot down there that you want to get rid of..
Walmart turning to robots to help fill surge in online orders
"You get a walmart order, delivered or pick one up, keep in mind that a robot may have had a hand in getting your stuff to you as it seeks to better compete with Amazon WalMart, setting up small local warehouses in or near stores staffed with robots to handle surging online orders. Those self driving robots will fetch groceries and have them ready for shoppers to pick up in an hour or less. Now, people
Fresh update on "amazon" discussed on KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore
"28 Gannets and your money News with Frank Mattek. Good morning for the first time in five years, Apple is back on the number of one list as far as most valuable brand, overtaking Amazon. Today, according to the brand finance a global index out to this morning, So we have apple at the top Amazon number two. It looks like Google at the number three, Microsoft number four and Samsung coming in at number five. The stock market, moving sharply lower this morning as we await announcement from the Federal Reserve Fed chairman Drone PAL wrapping up a two day policy setting meeting at 11 o'clock this morning with a statement on the economy and a decision on interest rates, it's widely expected the Fed will be holding the line on Short term rates. But the markets will be key didn't on any signs the federal might be tapering any of its efforts and that something that's concerning the markets today also earnings bowling reporting another huge loss loss of about $8.5 billion in the fourth quarter, Boeing among the stocks of moving lower this morning. Gamestop, though, continues its Record tear up $187 Now with 3 35 right now the Dow was down nearly 400 NASDAQ Down the only 200 the S and P 500 down 55 points we check the money is 20 and 50. Each hour, Frank no Tech from the age of his capital Money Desk, and Lex and 70 News radio. Some people really down on Jared Goff as to whether he should remain quarterback for the Rams next season. Maurin 90 seconds is a 21. It.
Amazon plans to create 3,000 jobs in Boston with new office expansion
"Amazon. Says it's planning to add three thousand corporate employees in the boston area. The hiring plans continue a year of growth for amazon. The tech giant added more than four hundred thousand employees last year bringing its global workforce to over a million thousands of those jobs were added to corporate offices in dallas new york san diego and other. Us cities the us. Expansions come just two years after amazon plans to open a second headquarters in new york fell apart after backlash from officials and activists jacked
Fresh "amazon" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"For a mostly cloudy. Cool day will struggle to hit 40 Few showers in the forecast. Mostly cloudy on Friday. It looks like we're in for a rainy weekend. Right now. In downtown Seattle, some light rain and 37. We may have a new, interesting spectator sport. Watching two billionaires kind of have a snit. The new commercial space race despondent all out war between Elon Musk of Space X and Jeff Bezos of Amazon Bloomberg News reports that must wants his starling communication satellites to circle the Earth in a lower orbit than he originally planned. Well, Bezos says that would interfere with his own proposed fleet of communications satellites. The snark between the two billionaires has gone public musk tweeting. It makes no sense to hamstring StarLink in favor of an Amazon system that he says is still years away. Amazon tweeted that Space X is trying to quote smother the competition.
Amazon Bringing 3,000 More Jobs To Boston’s Seaport
"And a new building that will be constructed on a 33 acre development site in the seaport. The expansion will see Amazon continue to grow its workforce in the city, creating 3000 tech and corporate jobs over the next several years. This is a second full building leased by Amazon. In the seaport. First on Harbor Way is now under construction by ws Development. It was a tough day on Wall Street actually wasn't a tough day Markets were up
Fresh update on "amazon" discussed on Vince Coakley
"I expect to be Completing the bankruptcy process by the end of February. They've got 300 stores 16 states, mostly in the southeast. And that purchased by Sycamore Partners occurred back in 2015 some six years ago. So the bottom line is spoke is going to survive. Just going through this. Process of bankruptcy protection. I want to talk about unions. Because we have a couple of interesting stories. Which one should I go to first? How about this one? Before we go to break I mean, it will have a discussion about the ratio initiatives. Of President Joe Biden. Our good friend. Will Riley is going to join us. Remember how much Attention was focused last year in the important to be able to do mail in ballots because the concern about co vid And this certainly had an impact on the election. The left. Pull out all the stops to get people to vote. Bye meal. And I do believe it provided an opportunity for fraud for manipulation for stretching the rules. The extent of the impact. I don't think we will ever know. But everybody on the left social media Big tech. They were all in on this. So you'll be very curious to know what's going on with that fine company, Amazon. Where there are people who were in the process of trying to organize a union. Mister Jeff Bezos, a strong Democratic supporter. And Amazon are now aiming to postpone a unionization vote at one of its warehouses in Alabama. Amazons requested the National Labor Relations Board reconsider. Guess what? Allowing mail in voting. Claiming the mail in voting process has serious and systemic flaws. No Surely not. Bays owes an Amazon are doing all they can to keep people From taking part in shady activity when workers cast their ballots for unionization. And they're concerned about the integrity of mail in ballots. Well, Hell's bells. You're probably trying to see how this adds up Washington Post owned by basis. Called any claims of mail in voter fraud by Donald Trump. The supporters dangerous and inexcusable. Do you remember that Amazon even banned parlor? From its servers, in part to ensure no one could claim voter fraud occurred from mail in ballots back in November. In this case mail in voting is Not Evan Tae GIs to Mr Bezos and his e commerce company. They consider mail in voting seriously flawed. Well, poor people, an Amazon spokesman. Told CNN, the company seeking a valid, fair and successful election and suggests on Lee in person voting. And ensure that ah.
Major internet outage affecting users from Washington, D.C., to Boston
"Outage is being reported across several parts of northeastern Northeastern U. S. Customers have registered complaints over Verizon and Comcast services from his far as Boston to Washington. D C. Users have also had trouble accessing sites such as G e mails, Slack zoom YouTube and Amazon in a tweet. Verizon said one of its fibers was cut in Brooklyn, though it's not immediately clear if that's what caused the outage. A
Major internet outage affecting users due to Verizon fiber cut reported in New York City
"A major Internet outage affecting users along the East Coast, including folks in our region. The problem we understand is with the Verizon Fi Oh, centered and service and Verizon says at fiber optic cable was cut in Brooklyn and that Maybe the reason behind the outage down detector, which tracks reports of allergies showed widespread issues with Verizon, Google Zoom YouTube, Slack Amazon Web services and others just before noon today. The outage also disrupted online teaching programs in school district's Prince William County Public schools in Virginia tweeted just after noon today that it was aware of Internet connection issues with Verizon files affecting both. Staff and students
Amazon Set to Hire 3,000 Corporate Employees in Boston
"Moh news time 5 50 Now that propel insurance money update. Amazon is planning to add 3000 employees and its corporate ranks in the Boston area. The online retailer says the jobs will be distributed across support teams from the Alexa Smart speaker system. To Amazon Web services, Amazon Robotics and Amazon Pharmacy, a new business unit launched in November. The jobs will include roles and technology and software development ups has agreed to sell its freight business to rival T if I international for $800 million Saying it's pulling out of the domestic trucking market to focus on the soaring small package delivery business. The sale is one of the biggest strategic shifts by new CEO Carol Thomas, and she took the position last
Why China is Joining the Global Push to Regulate Big Tech
"When it comes to regulating big tack europe has been taking an aggressive stance for a while now and as we talked about on the show. We've seen some action from the us as well but lately china has made moves to join in our reporter. Sam schechner joins me from paris. To talk about why china is getting involved now. What it's doing and what impact could be protect companies. Hey sam thanks for being here. Thanks for having me so before we get to china's action. I wanted to start by bringing us up to speed. European regulators have really been leading the charge when it comes to regulating tack. What have they been focusing on your right. That europe has really been at the leading edge. A lot of these these types of new rules europe's new privacy law the gdp our general data protection regulation was one of the first of the of a new class of transversal privacy laws. And that's actually been emulated in a number of parts of the world. Europe has also been among the first to initiate antitrust investigations into big companies including google and apple amazon and actually has issued decisions against google totaling more than nine billion dollars with fines in recent years and now europe is also helping lead the charge when it comes to coming up with new competition regulations. It's something that's been bubbling in academic circles for quite a while whether or not there's a handful of companies that are so big that they need their own special rules to make sure that they treat everyone fairly to make sure that companies have a chance to rise up and challenge them and the he us antitrust are also in charge of new digital regulation. Here margaret avesta your actually describe it with a metaphor to the automobile. She said that when cars were first invented it a new technology and after some period of time people realize that maybe we need traffic lights right and a lot of action clearly stemming from from that sort of mindset. We've also seen some action in the us as well right. There is indeed some momentum in the us four new competition rules you know given the political environment and some of the differences between democrats and republicans. It's not clear that there'll be an agreement that being said last summer. Democrats in the house. Judiciary committee released a report calling for changes to antitrust laws and creation of new types of obligations and republicans in their own report actually endorsed albeit a narrower set of changes but some areas of agreement such as requirements tech. Giant's make their services interoperable so there is the possibility that some types of legislation might see the light of day in the us dot. So that's sort of the lay of the land but china has also recently joined the push with some new proposals. What do they unveil well. That's right in. November china issued its first draft guidelines for how they want to regulate competitive behavior by digital giants and on paper the guidelines are actually very similar to some of the things that have come out in europe. The uk also has a set of regulations for big tech companies that the proposed and china's proposals include things like blocking companies from crunching consumer data in order to set discriminatory prices or at selling prices below cost to help gain market share. Some of the classic things that might be anti competitive more generally but that big companies are accused of doing and in potentially more difficult to identify with this. And i understand. China has a pretty short history with the sort of regulation. Why are they getting involved now. Well on one hand. China has one of the shortest histories of antitrust regulation of major global economies only adopted its anti-monopoly law in two thousand eight but more cynically. Some people have noted that this push began just slightly after an october speech from alibaba founder. Jack ma who publicly lashed out at the chinese government's tight financial regulations and following that there were a series of regulatory actions against elements of his internet empire. And so the question has been raised when you talk to. Experts is this chinese. Push about really trying to rein in big tech companies to preserve competition. Or is it about taking on people. Like mr ma who they think are challenging the power of the central government. And you know when you talk to when you talk to experts. They say that mon- speech may have been the trigger but that there have been longstanding concerns about increasing concentration among the chinese internet giants including including alibaba but also other companies to rate and since alibaba is one of china's biggest most powerful companies. Making jack ma. One of china's most powerful businessmen. This sort of illustrates broader difference between china and some of the other countries that we've talked about you know. China wants to exert a lot more control over attack and the internet then does the west could barrier in terms of getting different governments on the same page. Well that's a very good question you know we. We really don't know what the long term impacts are going to be of these rules. I mean for one thing. They haven't actually been applied yet. These are proposals and you're right that china's internet is largely dominated by its own set of companies not by global giants and chinese internet. Companies are much less present overseas. So you know it's it's a question. How much one regulatory system or the other will end up prevailing. There are certainly more countries in china's orbit that could end up adopting china's approach to internet regulation but in some cases in some senses that there's similar motivations behind what's going on. I mean whether you're trying to preserve state power for its own sake or because you want to make sure that there can be a new set of companies that come up to challenge. I mean those are still it boils down to saying certain companies have gotten too big and something needs to be done about them and so the more that those sorts of rules are being proposed. It certainly would count as momentum for them. And you know it's not a it's not a given that these things will be done so momentum is meaningful. i mean you. You have free market proponents. Who argue that. These types of proposals go too far that they would hobble digital markets and leave some people worse off so while there is a growing number of experts and competition regulators who say we might need rules like this they certainly aren't unopposed. So china's entry into the fray could potentially impact the course of the debate. Yeah and just to take further. What's the outlook for big tech. Now that china's join this push and how are the company is responding. Well i think big tech. Is these big tech. Giants are increasingly aware that they're going to be facing more regulation whether it's about privacy whether it's you know updates to tax rules whether it's about their obligations to other companies in terms of new competition regulations. It's just a fact of life. And so i think at this point. They're they're now down to figuring out how to make sure that these rules are ones that they can live with. You know when you talk to facebook they sort of are perhaps the most acquiescent saying that we acknowledge these types of rules must apply to us. Amazon and google say more that they would hope that rules that would be rules that apply to all companies not trying to focus on a few. But i think it's it's certainly fair to say that these companies are going to find themselves much more regulated and they have at the last couple decades have been a sort of open playing field for them. It seems likely that they're going to find their their field of action more limited. They may have time doing the same kinds of acquisitions that they had done before. Or certainly will face more scrutiny. Before they're able to complete them. Some regulations on the table could in the case of repeated non-compliance go as far as breakup. I think really the us would have to get more into the game for that to to truly be on the table. Indeed the ftc's suit against facebook last year did specifically talk about unwinding some of facebook's acquisitions
Why We Think We Need to Hire 2 More Salespeople
"Why we think we need to hire two more sales people in twenty twenty one americans olsen and i'm days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What's happening it's eric. J olson kevin. And i have concluded that we need to more sales people at array digital in twenty twenty one to achieve our revenue goals for the year. So let me give you a little bit of background here. We ended the year with about two point. Three five million dollars annual recurring revenue. We want to get up to three point five million of annual recurring revenue by the end of twenty twenty one which is only about eleven months away and by the way if you start taking out things like two or three weeks for the holidays. It's more like ten months away. It's amazing how quickly you lose time throughout the year but we didn't analysis and what we concluded was that every single month at a rate digital our overall monthly recurring revenue increases by about two thousand seven hundred fifty dollars every month. So we sign on more deals than that but we lose. Some class may have lost. Some old classes have been with us for several years. In general on average about twenty seven fifty and what that meant to us was that if nothing else changed right now we would go from two point. Three million to about two point seven million by the end of the year. If we didn't do anything different now also. We have recently hired a second salesperson. Joe if joe doesn't those numbers the two point three two point seven that doesn't factor joe because he's just us recently started to actually sell after a period of training and having a couple of small deals if he gets up to quota the way we expect him to with a bunch of factors filled in he'll bring in about another five hundred thousand dollars of annual recurring revenue. That takes us from two point seven to about three point two. We are sort of our three point five million dollar annual recurring revenue goal. How do we go about filling that. Well there's a couple of ways we do it one is. We could just hope for the best. We did that last year and it didn't work so hoping for the best is not a great solution to this problem to. We try to run a ton of ads and get inbound traffic while running. Ads has never really produced. Anything russ which is interesting. Because we're digital marketing agency. We run on is for our clients. Most of our clients are be to see whereas we are b. two b. and we have an arguably complex and somewhat long sales process is a lot of explaining that has to happen in. A lot of reviewing auditing or whatnot is not just like buying something on amazon where you just click and and you're done. This is a much more significant commitment. That people are making on as have never really worked for us as a b. two b. company ourselves. The other way is we could market ourselves to this doubt. Marketing is what we have historically done to bring in new business. You know we do podcast. We do lunch time. Lives we do a whole bunch of in person networking events which may not come back for another year because of covid but we do a ton of marketing and brand awareness. There's really yes we could do more. Of course. it could always do more of that but we do a ton of that already. What we need to do is you know. That's an option. But it's not a great option. So you know what are already listed are not wonderful options hoping for the best advertising away out or marketing your way out the fourth option really is hire more salespeople so we concluded that's probably the best way to get this additional revenue that we want imagine that hiring people to get more revenue. Yeah that's the way business works so we want to hire at least one salesperson. We decided to hire to too because like there's a really good chance that one of them won't work out so well we want to do is bring on a couple of people at once. Train them both at the same time. Look if we hope for the best with these two people will far exceed our sales goal right if both of them are just amazing then We'll be way past three point five by the end of the year. But you know history shows that not every salesperson or even every person in the company works out. Well we don't want to do is just hire one and bank. All of our hose injuries for this resolution and getting up to this revenue goal on that one additional higher and then it just doesn't work out for some reason so we're going to hire to was basically music the backup plan so we have a job ad out on envied right now. We'll probably run it as a linked in job at as well but if you are a sales person anywhere in the united states preferably near the east coast just to align with the rest of the team's time zones. Then i'd love to hear from you if you would go
What do COVID-19 variants mean for your masks?
"Your face masks and just about any kind of mask will do. Just wear one butts. Now, with more contagious covert variants out there in the infection rates still extremely high. There's some new guidance on what's will cut its when it comes to masks. Now, Now we know that a lot of you have gone out of way out of your way to be stylish. You've got, you know. American flag mast. You've got cloth masks that match your war drove. You got ones that match the interior of your cars. But Dr Monica Gandhi, who's an infectious disease physician at the University of California, San Francisco. But, doctor these may not be as good as people thought they might have been with these variants. Is that right? Yes. So you know you're absolutely right. Like you said in the introduction that the recommendation on April through from the CDC was just where what you can find where any cloth face covering. Prevent infection. Actually, we knew all along from the physical science data that was emerging that they are not like 100% effective in blocking virus, But they were good enough and they were comfortable and they made sense. But now with this when we're in our third and worst storage, and there is this increased transmissibility of the virus The idea is turning to okay. Can we simulate something like more and 95 capability for the public, Which is blocking not just good enough like 80%, but more like 95%. And what is it about the variance is it that there's more viral load some or slips through and more slipping through your class mascot? 80% isn't gonna do us much Good, because you're gonna end up cashing something. That is, That's exactly right. It looks like they're mean mechanism is that they bind more tightly to your receptors in your nose and mouth, And so they make your viral load that you produce in your nose and mouth higher. So you're just viewing out more when you talk or do whatever you're doing, And then that can see through the mask if we're not in great masks. Okay, So then let's talk about the kinds of masks that people now really should be. Wearing Does it have to be a 95, Mass? Can it be what they call a Kennedy? A K 95 mask, which I guess is what's made in China going to be a surgical mask. What are we talking about? So you know, um, what we recommended, and I wrote a paper with a physical scientist. So there was a really the people who do all these experiments where they spray things and manikins faces that have different masks is it's really the layering of a cloth mask, plus a surgical mask to keep it really simple that simulates an N 95. We're still not saying and 95 for the public because they're not That widely available actually really uncomfortable, and they have to be fit tested. So the simplest ways to mass not more than two and it's actually specifically a surgical plus a cloth and the surgical can be Like a regular surgical or convey a K 95. It's made out of the same material that electrostatic Lee Repulses the virus you usually a K and 90 k 95 K and 95. Do you still need to use that with a surgical mask? No, the K 95 almost becomes the surgical mask. It's made out of this non woven Polly properly material that blocks electrostatic Lee. And then if you wanna make the K 95 as good as an and 95 you put a cloth mask on top of it. So the K 95 is almost like a surgical or medical mask in its material and blocking mechanism and then the cloth. Locks it by sheer physical fiber force and from people who have just been rocking the cloth mask that they they got at home where they got on the Internet. You know, While back these other things you can find the more widespread Now you can get on Amazon or wherever and find tell you 95. You can find boxes of surgical masks that you know 50 a pop, right? Exactly right. They have become more available, and I would also say that I wouldn't do anything like this outside because outside, it's so much safer, you know, exercising and running around and walking around outside. It's not actually for outside. We're recommending this for Indoor transmission in areas that are kind of going crazy, like ours were just coming down. Luckily in California with the transmissibility and then more medically vulnerable people, But if you're just doing your stuff outside in your younger I would just go. I'll be stick with your basic cloth. Now you know a lot of people. Of course. I passed them all the time. They're running and running and running, and they passed me so they pull up their bandanna. No good. Well, the bandana has always had that leakage around the sides. On the other hand, it's such a fleeting exposure that when we think about exposure, we really have to think of mask and also duration of exposure. So I'm someone running past you. That's likely. Okay. A really, um That's why we really want encourage exercise. It's more. This is for indoor spaces or you're kind of standing around a lot of people outside. Just don't follow the
Seattle police chief vows to be tougher on rioters after some crimes not prosecuted
"Fox News and in the aftermath of violent protests rocking Seattle on Inauguration Day, the city is cracking down on writers. Seattle police say that this is a step to a deter any more people at protests from committing any violence after many of the people who were arrested last year never saw prosecution in the last year, police there in Seattle arrested about 600 people. Any of those people have yet to face charges. Police chief Adrian Dia's announcing this tighter policy urging city leaders to do the same. On Wednesday, Inauguration day, a group of protesters vandalizing several buildings, including smashing the windows of an Amazon go store and a Starbucks at the city's famous Pike Place Market, the group saying it wants to abolish immigration and customs enforcement
What We Know About The Apple Car
"Another. Financial analysts has gone hard. Core apple car ahead of this week's earnings one may have nothing to do with the other. Certainly apple exacts are not going to announce an apple car on wednesdays call but apple. Send them an is running high and now bam a second note about apple car days before the earnings report mid week last week it was cowan company analyst send car then ever core analyst dairy on the ended the week last week getting behind the imaginary wheel apple three zero ran the note wherein ad rock set out six key observations boiling those down one. He is into apple soup to nuts. Approach doing hardware software silicon and so on to apple could make up for generally low margin than cars with money maiden services. Three don't under sell mobility. Iphone is a mobile computer. Apple car will be two four. The total addressable market is gargantuan. Three trillion dollars though. He stresses again. That services are where the money will be for apple. Five apple will work with contract manufacturers to bring this premium consumers and sex. The car could add thirty six billion dollars in sales or thirty cents earnings per share in the long run and yeah he probably means long run. He and his an increased probability. That apple will have a product here in the next five years. It seems unlikely that they would start making money on that right away. Though between now. And then darren anonymous. Says he's got a near term bullish bias driven by the trifecta of iphone super cycle monetization of installed base and gm expansion. He's gotten outperform rating on apple shares. He used friday's car note to his price. Target on the shares from one hundred forty five dollars to one hundred sixty. The here is a phrase that we haven't heard in a while apple set new intra day and closing highs on friday mac. Daily news says apple shares. Were up two dollars and twenty cents to end the week last week. Closing at one hundred thirty nine dollars seven cents a lot higher partway through the day. Though hitting one thirty nine eighty five. The company ended the day with the market valuation of two point three four one trillion dollars. We'll tell you the next numbers make my head hurt. Apple's valuation of two point three trillion is six hundred thirty three billion dollars higher than second place microsoft with the market valuation of one point seven trillion amazon's third with evaluation of one point six five trillion followed by alphabet one point two eight trillion tesla rounds out the five most valuable publicly traded companies in the us with a market valuation of eight hundred billion dollars. The good news for apple shares comes ahead of this week's earnings report that set for this wednesday after which there will be an earnings call jelly beans and double bags to be served. After you can catch the call. Live on apple's investor relations page two. Pm pacific five pm eastern the company will also make it available as a podcast people will be tweeting about it. Bloggers will be blogging about. It will have a first look at that on that day's mac. Os can live. And of course we'll go a bit deeper on the following days mac. Os cat
Amazon to open pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Seattle headquarters
"More big employers and retailers are helping to get more Americans protected against Cove. It was ABC is Erica Turkey. Amazon said it would open a pop up clinic and it's Seattle headquarters to help with vaccinations. Wal Mart is reportedly preparing to offer vaccinations in seven more states beyond New Mexico in Arkansas, where Wal Mart is currently vaccinating health workers.
The Cut Throat War To Dominate China's Grocery Delivery Industry
"Speaking of china. You had a great story on. I didn't i mean who knew this. This is why. I love rest of world because we're learning about stuff that the cutthroat war dominate china's grocery delivery industry is there a grocery delivery industry in china. I'm kind of. I don't know why i'm surprised to hear that. Yes so follow me for a second. This is a really crazy model. That like a hundred million people plus china right now. So it's really big and it's really really and it's attracting sort of like grandma's almost like aunties You know people are really price conscious so imagine you have a group chat and all of your neighbors or that group chat and you have sort of like you know maybe a local state home mom or someone you know. Maybe the corner store owner Someone who owns a seven eleven and they are the moderator of that group chat every single day they give you some grazie deals for fresh food and all you do is in that group chat. Say what you and the next day the stay at home. Mom we'll get it all delivered to her place and then she'll bring it to you or you go pick it up at the corner store. So they're called group buying groups so she gets everything and then parcells it out to her neighbors the like uber or d. Which is the over of china is invested in this every ten cent. Jd dot com alibaba. All the biggest tech companies are investing in this all over the place. It's a huge frenzy. Just sort of like get all these people because cheer point. These are people who didn't usually virus online. They were just go to the corner store and get stuff previously but what this is doing is leading all those big tech companies. Cut a ton of costs. They get marketing from the stay at home mom. They get logistics. they don't have to go to each person's home right the stay at home. Mom will take care of that for them. So the money to right she gets she gets about five ten percent commission so she's incentivized to get as many people as possible most of these people. Have you know anywhere from a couple hundred to nine hundred. She's all that are managing. It's huge or that and it can be can be a big source of business for them and it's a crazy trend in china and it's become really really wild actually two employees at one of the companies that his invested in this actually died Recently which sort of set off this huge reckoning about like you know are they pushing employees too hard at these companies you know is this frenzy worth it. The government is mad about it. But i love it because it's like stay at home. Mom selling vegetables by everyone in tech is just all over themselves over it. Well as you out It's a in. The article is highly customized. Because this one person who is managing this group note gets to know everybody their interests their tastes what they want what they don't like so it works. It works really well. I have to say come on. If you're like cute little neighbor texas everyday and it was like sale on. Carrots are totally doing. Yeah fifty cents. Bundled carrots come grabbed them tomorrow with your eggs and your milk or whatever. Of course i would do it. This model could work in the rest of the world. I think that. Like when i think about someone like my mom who's like knocking to navigate. Instacart knows how to use. I message the thing is that it's integrated into chat right and we don't really have each year in the same ways. I think we're sort of far off. But i do think you know this super-charged by the pandemic there are way more people anger. She's online than there used to be. And i think that instacart is ripe for disruption. I think like you know whole foods. Delivery is not doing anything particularly Innovative and i think even amazon and these logistics giants are still really struggling with how to make a profit off of this and these chinese companies sort of figured out a way to do it although to be fair. They're offering really really low prices because he's really price conscious consumers and suppliers or getting mad. Because they're like selling a bottle of cooking oil for like less than the actual cost to make it so there are a lot of sort of reminds me of when it was like two dollars. Take an uber anywhere. Because they were just pouring money on it and get a fifty percent off lift ride. If you just open the super happen the lift up notice that you were doing that. We all remember. That's it feels like that. Yeah so i do worry it. Sort of gimmicky.
5-month-old boy left in the road after car stolen in north Houston
"A child found in a car that thieves were that the thief was stealing. The thief took the child out in the child's Car seat and sped off. The five month old in the car seat was sitting on the side of the road. Houston police are looking for the car thief who made off with a white vehicle. I cannot imagine somebody would do that. And I could also not imagine that nothing happened to the baby because this is a real busy street in the mornings. The child was found by an Amazon driver. The entire incident was caught on a neighbor's surveillance camera. And
Ready to shop with a "smart cart?"
"You pandemic has brought about a ton of tech innovation when it comes to shopping between ordering everything online in curbside pickup. The next phase of this might be the smart cart according to my colleagues at the cincinnati enquirer supermarket chain. Kroger is testing smart cards where shoppers pick their items place them in the car and leave without ever having to go to a checkout or register i this is how they work. The carts themselves use artificial intelligence to recognize what you put in the cart. So you can take a box of cereal. Draw pasta sauce a gallon of milk. Whatever it is the cart will recognize what you place inside. It also has scales built so if you're buying produce it will wait for you in the cart and then once you're done shopping you back up your items and then you make a payment directly from the car itself. This idea of checkout free. Grocery store isn't new. We've seen amazon experiment with this already. Last year. they opened in grocery store in seattle where users can download an amazon go app. They scan a barcode to enter the store. Then they scan what they're buying and once they're done they just walk out and received by email and it's all done within the app. The fact that kroger is testing smart cards is a pretty big deal. The cincinnati-based grocer operates several regional supermarket chains in thirty five states stores. That you may have heard of like fred. meyer harris teeter ralph's marianas and host of others. The company has nearly twenty eight hundred stores so the fact that they are testing this out is pretty significant. Once they get to a final place it's going to be at a lot of different locations so it looks like your grocery experience is going to get a lot more technologically advanced in the months and years to come
China marks one year since Wuhan's COVID-19 lockdown
"The anniversary it's been one year with covert 19. It was the anniversary this week to the start of a 76 Day lockdown in Wuhan, China, where the Corona virus was first detected. And here it is that one year two new films about Wuhan Have been released. The first we're told the state back film praising Wuhan sacrifices being screened throughout China, targeting audiences that firmly back to ruling Communist Party's response to the outbreak. It's called days and nights in Wuhan, featuring contributions from 30 filmmakers. Train to suffering of the city's 11 million residents. Now the second film we found it's a somber documentary about it's him pandemic from artists and political activists. Ah, oui, oui. Now he's having a little bit more of a challenge. His film called Crow Nation, has been rejected by festivals, theaters and streaming services. Even Amazon and Netflix said no way he attributes the censorship to fears over offending the ruling party, which controls what movies can be shown in China. It's not clear if there are plans. To show these films overseas.
SportQuake CEO on Launching EsportQuake, Getting Cristiano Ronaldo into Garena Free Fire
"Fire at freeflyer is actually one of my favorite games to focus out of the Esports gaming world right now due to its massive success primarily in Brazil, which also makes it a natural choice for football partnership home considering Brazil's love of football going back decades and this partnership centered around operation quota, which debuted in December and allowed players of free fire to play em as Cristiano Ronaldo the which is pretty cool deal Matt. How did that deal come about? What was the process like to bring one of the biggest names in the world? It's Sports in other entertainment and so like Liberty into a mobile Battle Royale greater freefire. Yeah, it was it was a really exciting project to work with the guys on Thursday from the whole kind of ideation and blueprint of the idea through to the the integration and Page the final execution both in terms of the in-game integration and and the marketing around the partnership I think life to start at the beginning. I set up sport Quake fifteen years ago, and I had a background in media and Thursdays soccer or football a depending on what we're calling it today, and I'd worked at a number of large advertising agencies and then moved into sport media page. With Sky Sports is the Premier League host broadcaster and then spent four years as commercial director at Tottenham Hotspur, which is one of the big three London football franchises wage. And when I set up sport quake in that time over the. I view is very much that we're in a world where they, you know Sports Media Tech and gaming increasingly are coming more and more together and we're seeing lots of really really interesting collaborations as a result of that and primarily right. It's about bringing these two different audiences together to create more impact and awareness. And so as you and and your listeners, no doubt will be aware or if not, you know free fire, which is owned. No, Karina which is part of the C group. We've worked with the c group to some time and we've worked with an e-commerce business they have which is very strong in Southeast Asia that offers a service similar to Amazon in those markets and see is actually the best performing Chef globally over the last twelve months. I think it's kind of five EXT over the last twelve months and is within that organization as the e-commerce business Sharpie. It has to read free flight and we're done some work with with Sharpie with Ronaldo in the fall of 2018 and it performed extraordinarily well and through that and then relationships with out throughout the group the guys that Greener thoughts. It could be something here to do something with him as well. But with their own sort of twist and that was really where the kind of Genesis of the idea came from to bring his audience and IP together with With Their audience and they obviously are the the number one game. If not, the number one guy one of the the very top games in the world. I mean, I think they have something like two hundred and fifty million downloads and a hundred million daily sneezes and and Ronaldo himself in terms of his social media following putting aside what he delivers through the TV platform around baseball games. He his social media follow me is is the biggest in the world or anyone right? So he's got over for bigger than the cardassians bigger than J Lo and a dog Oh force and he's got something like four hundred and fifty million plus followers. And so the idea was to bring these two giants together in Partnership. Absolutely. I pulled up the list of the most played mobile games by player count and you said four hundred fifty billion. That's exactly what grade at last reported. According wage is article it August 2019, but they were one of the most downloaded mobile games in the world in 2019 to your point and have driven just a pretty insane bout of viewership at my favorite example of just sort of how big Great a free-fire is is the Esports organization loud gave a down in Brazil. They launched in I think mid June 2018 and have crossed their one point seven billion views on their YouTube channel for comparison the FaZe Clan account, which has been running for ten years now and has numerous viral videos is that just over what billion views so two years loud gaming which focuses almost entirely a great a free fire has completely surpassed FaZe Clan's called Dead output. Yeah, really quickly that just kind of gives you an idea of hey, this is how popular this game is. And and I think really where their their their view was listen, and as the market leader, we really want to lead and and and set the agenda and you know clearly we have as you just said large choice, you know of of of of gamers in terms of you know, everything from Hardcore to get real Gamers, but there's something really exciting here that we think we could do to Delight. Both are are cool gaming fans while also bringing in even more mainstream players to the game and also just kind of Setting the agenda for the industry in terms of you know, this is how you do these collaborations. Absolutely, that's really crucial to and let's talk a little bit about that collaboration. We you mentioned how everything is coming together and free fire it off is actually representation of just how far Tech has advanced recently. What do you think about what mobile games were even four or five years ago to the point that there now seems reals which is the most server intensive Gabe that you could a badge it with 100. I'm not sure how many people actually drop into free-fire but you know, the typical number is 100 people dropping in at the same time as to do that auto mobile photo, but will technology and something that old he became possible in the last few years. And now you also see at the same time the ability to bring Cristiano Ronaldo into the game and that's something that you know, we've seen with games like FIFA in the past where they model people they model real athletes in those situations, but there's something different to bring home. Into a battle royale, I'd have the play a character this case kro. Do what had to happen on the back end to make this a reality. Was there any hesitation for any of the parties about potential free Christian although into a game like free fire? Yeah, so so obviously we've worked with Ronaldo and his people a number of times before the great relationship with them. And as I say, he had worked with us before with their e-commerce business shopping and so there was a relationship with the group home and we obviously talked him through the the opportunity. We Karina and very much felt that the worst some things to be aware of around the table game it was but that if we executed it in in the right way that it could be really amazing. And so, you know and and back to your point about the the quality of of tech and delivery nowadays, you know and and huge shout-out to to Garena, you know, they they they pull together this amazing kind of personality and character both conceptually and also graphically off and it was developed in conjunction with Cristiano and his team as well in terms of the various things that he could do and so forth and so, you know the exit the idea Asian execution that have been phenomenal when as you say that, you know, we wouldn't be able to do that if if take wasn't where it where it is where is today off? But yes, it's it's really it's really amazing and the thing that's so you
Amanda Gorman's books jump to bestsellers after inaugural poem
"The dawn is hours before we knew it. Somehow we do it. Somehow we've weathered in witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished we the successors of a country and the time were a skinny black girl. Descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one that was amanda gorman the inaugural youth poet lawyer it reading from her poem. At the hill we climb which she read at joe biden's inauguration alexandra alter profiled gorman and interviewed her joining us now to talk a little bit more about that hey alexandra hey pamela so this was a really exciting week in washington but i most loved about the news events. This week was that a poet was the breakout star of the inauguration ceremony on wednesday. Amanda gorman was the youngest inaugural poet and us history. She joins a very elite class of poets. Only been a handful of poets who have performed it including robert frost my ngelo elizabeth richard blanco. So she really brought a lot to this performance. And when i spoke to her what was really interesting to me was. She felt enormous pressure. Not just because of the size of the audience she was going to be addressing. Tens of millions of people potentially watching the events at home but because of the state of the country she felt real responsibility to present a poem that reflected joe biden's inaugural theme of america united and. She said they didn't give her any specific guidelines but they said that's the three million inauguration but she also really wanted to address. What has happened recently in the country. Particularly the partisan divisions that we've seen the political violence the effects of the pandemic. It's a really dark moment. And so she was kind of trying to counter johnston to forces the potential for unity. But also these deep divisions that we're seeing in the country now so interestingly. She was really struggling with the poem. The inaugural committee reached out to her late december. She had a few weeks to work on it and was kind of she said it's like it felt like climbing a mountain would do a few versus a day and then on january six. We all watched across the country as the unfolded at the capital. There was the insurrection. There and rioters stormed the capital. And amanda gorman at that point had written about half of her poem and she stayed up late into the night and finished it because she just felt this urgency. And so you're there are verses in the poem that reflect what we saw that day the other thing that she said that was interesting about how she prepared to write it was. She said she always starts with historical research so she studied speeches from leaders who really brought their countries together. In times of crisis she looked at speeches by winston. Churchill abraham lincoln martin luther king junior and she listened to music that inspired her including the musical hamilton. There are a couple of hamilton references within the poem. That some people caught including lin-manuel miranda who was very appreciative of her poetry. So it's been incredible to see their response to her work after she gave this really kind of inspiring performance her books. She has two books coming out this year. Actually three because they're releasing the poem she wrote as a standalone and she has now the number one and number two books on amazon and this is a poet who is twenty two years old and she's preparing to publish her debut collection. This fall so she's gone incredibly quickly from somebody who had following and was pretty well known in the poetry world to kind of national literary star and one other thing that i loved about her performance and her approach to it which she talked about how she felt like she was representing not just her own words but representing poetry itself representing american poetry and y you know it was important to have poetry part of the ceremony. She said when. I spoke to her now more than ever. The united states needs an inaugural poem. Poetry is typically the touchstone that we go back to when we have to remind ourselves of the history that we stand on the future that we stand for so i thought it was lovely that she felt that she was standing up in front of the capital. Two weeks after the insurrection took place kind of representing poetry as a form that can unite the country.
"amazon" Discussed on Reset
"Your products for prime okay? They also handle customer service shipping and then increasingly recently to get discovered on Amazon. You need to advertise your products sponsored products at the top of the list right correct. That's sort of the main advertising product. There are or some others as well. Some call it a tax to sell on Amazon that you now need to advertise And so some sellers say now forfeit forfeit anywhere from thirty five to fifty percent of a product sale to Amazon. That seems like a huge cut. How does that affect prices for customers? There is an argument from some sellers that these fees have gotten so high and take up so much of a total product price that it does actually we to higher prices for consumers how that works is some say. I'm giving fifty percent of my sale. Say to Amazon essentially When you factor in all these if I didn't have to do that if I sold this on my own website I could actually lower? These prices defy solbes elsewhere. The problem with that is Amazon often. Penalizes sellers cellars. If they sell the same product cheaper on another site so in the past they would say. You just can't do that. There was a policy that you couldn't do that so it has to be the same price as a website correct. There are some regulatory attention and put on that in the last year and so on change the policy but now they will sometimes just hide the product. If you're doing that this is like a shadow ban. I think they call it. Suppressing the listing and their argument is. LISTEN WE WANNA offer our customers. The Best Shaw best prices best shopping experience and this is not the. If it's not the best experienced best price. Why should we show it? That's one example of how awesome sellers say Amazon artificially inflates prices. What is your take on round up this idea that there is sort of this? This small Little Network of Prep Centers in Montana in a in a small town in Montana. How did you receive sort of that information? So the details were surprising where it was who the people were. But what wasn't surprising. was that if there was a sort of business opportunity. That seems a bit bizarre that I had never heard of coming out of the Amazon ecosystem because there there are all these mini ecosystems that have branched out from the Amazon selling experience. That just because I've spent six years you know trying to untangle sort of third-party experienced so it is this wild west nature of the marketplace that leads to a one hand and scams schemes and con artists. On the other hand you know would jim it. Business opportunities that seem to sprout overnight overnight so it sounds from what you're saying that these opportunities like the peppers actually have been pretty essential to building up Amazon's business absolutely really without them we we would not be talking about the dominant online retailer at that. We are today. That's it for today's episode of reset. I'm Jim Russ if you WANNA know if we'll a lot more about Amazon's impact packed. Jason did an entire podcast series about this. It's called land of the giants. The rise of Amazon. Go check it out. If you want to follow me on twitter you can find me at eighty. Irs You can also reach reach the reset team by emailing resets at Vauxhall Com reset comes out three times a week on Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays. If you haven't already subscribe to the pot you can find us on apple podcasts. Stitcher or in your favorite podcast APP and if you like what you hear give us a five star rating on Apple podcasts. It really helps us. We'll read scholars. Winston and Martha Daniel produced the show. Our engineer is Eric Gomez. Golda Arthur is our executive producer. Liz Kelly Nelson. John is the editorial director of box. podcast the mysterious brake master cylinder composed our theme Music Special. Thanks this week to our Chung helping us out reset reset is produced in association with Stitcher. And where part of the VOX media. PODCAST network we'll be back on Tuesday later nerds..
"amazon" Discussed on Rework
"This new book she said by Jodi Kantor and Megan twohey they are reporters at the New York Times who broke the Harvey Weinstein Story for The Times and the on the record and stuff it's very very good very compelling cool what are you reading I have been reading off and on for the last two years I think this enormous like academic study on the history of Dungeons and dragons called playing at the world by John Peterson and it's a little dry but I sort of goes called women and Children First Chicago is lousy with independent bookstores I have a few favorites too and one of my favorite things to do when I go to new places is look for an independent bookstore fun and it's gotten pretty difficult to talk about buying and selling books or really any kind of fiscal product without talks Geico about Amazon even if you're talking about oh I like to shop at this indie bookstore you're kind of like indirectly talking about Amazon I think and on last week's episode up front about our ambivalence towards Amazon ambivalence that sometimes shades into direct opposition on today's show we talked to an independent bookstore owner who has also been very vocal well how about Amazon and what that means for business has a quick F Y since you'll hear time references in this show we record this interview around the middle of September the show.
"amazon" Discussed on Worldly
"Common term is trump of the tropics that he uses a label. He's quasi embraced. It's it's like i'd say like sixty percent accurate right. He says a lot of really offensive things about minority groups and women he liked rodrigo detail in the philippines once once said that he wouldn't rape a woman because she was too ugly. What makes boll scenario. Particularly threatening in the context of the amazon is that he has scaled scaled-down enforcement in part. He does this because he's aligned. Politically with the agricultural lobby there the soy industry he wants to expand beef cattle farming areas areas there and soy crop growing and so the result is you have to clear the amazon. He thinks that will make his country richer. The problem is that it is also destroying the amazon. That's exactly exactly right. The amazon not only serve a valuable function for brazil. It is a national asset for them and it's also a point of pride a lot of people even in brazilian cities talk about the amazon asana something that they are very proud of and that they value and people have fond experiences of exploring the jungle but it's also something that has an intense monetary value something that they know that has a lot of mineral resources below the ground it has oil deposits and also the wood and the land is immensely valuable. Much of brazil is forested right now. In brazil is a huge country and so for people like bolsonaro they look at that and they say this is a huge waste that we have all this massive resources and we're not exploiting it for the benefit of our people. The indigenous point there is important right because the amazon is really vital to a lot of indigenous communities and pursell and an administration. That's aligned with sort of the wealthy upper class and in some ways racialist white a lead of brazil. They don't care very much and both are has said quite offensive. Thanks about the native community. They're absolutely he has been very hostile to native groups. He has talked about wanting to civilize them. He sounds like a neocolonialist when he starts talking about the indigenous groups that live in the jungle. These groups actually do have legal protections under the law but again like with the forest itself. It's a matter of enforcing that law and increasingly the administration has has been looking the other way. There was a recent murder of a major indigenous leader and bolsonaro pretty much threw his hands up in the air and said that he wasn't certain that this was a murderer at all. This was somebody who was stabbed to death and both are also blames the current state of wildfires on ngos setting the fire right basically flag thing exactly exactly he was saying that it's these environmental groups that are mad at him for cutting their funding and support okay so then they decided to destroy the rainforest they want to protect that makes a lot of yeah okay and and he also at one point said and this is a quote. I'm going to read it <hes> as the because like i can't paraphrase it well enough as that he was asked how to deal with environmental crises and he said and it's enough to eat a little less you talk about environmental pollution. It's enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world's yeah. I read that as him being a little bit. Sarcastic can tongue-in-cheek i've been it's pretty clear that he doesn't think the environment is a major concern. That's what i mean right like. It's not that it's he actually thinks that you need to poop last to save the environment meant that he's like if you care so much about the environment. Why don't you go do this. Incredibly ridiculous stupid thing that indicates that i in fact do not care about this and don't think anybody shut. That's that's exactly right all right so we're gonna take a quick break now and after that we're gonna talk about the implications of this mass clearance of the amazon and the wildfires for or climate change his whole hi daniel hi amanda we get to tell everyone about the new pod easyjet's eaters digest that is right are brand. New podcast is is available now. It's everything you need to know about the world of food every week with a little help from the biggest names in the industry and journalists from the eater newsroom. We're gonna talk about everything from the worst things that diners restaurants to fake meat..
"amazon" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Hey, that's a cool product. Maybe we should come up with our own house brand version of that. And put it into competition. Recode has a really interesting article about how retailers are starting to get tired of this. They use a company called pop sockets as an example of the problem. Pop. Sockets got tired of Amazon demanding lower prices or demanding the pop sockets spend more money on marketing in order to stay as a wholesaler to Amazon retail. So pop sockets decided to stop selling to Amazon and instead sell to a company called is serve which sold things on Amazon I serve as one of those third parties. Amazon notified pup sockets that I serve would not be allowed to sell pop socket material as a matter of policy, although unaffiliated merchants in other words. Merchants. That got a hold of pop sockets products without. Any kind of relationship with pop sockets would be that would mean that pub sockets couldn't sell their material with the manufacturer's warranty and with their own QA process. You would only be able to get their products from third party sellers who couldn't give you that stuff. This is all in advance of something called one vendor where Amazon is going to try to bring all those independent sellers in the big brands into the same back end. And some brands are being notified that they're only going to be allowed to sell to Amazon and other words, they won't be allowed to sell on Amazon marketplace where they would control the sale price run their own promotions. And more importantly, get to keep all that data. Remember, Amazon is becoming a bigger and bigger advertising revenue generator. They want that data. It's not a new policy actually, but Amazon has an enforced it always in the past. So now, they're starting to crack down there also adding to the policy that a retailer can't sell through their agents, licensees or. The other representatives in other words, they can't say, okay, we're not selling Amazon, we're just going to sell to these other people, but we're not selling on Amazon. So it essentially, essentially what happened pop sockets you either sell to us or you can't sell to anybody that sells on Amazon they have to find it some other way. Amazon often uses the state of by the way to create those house brands we were talking about earlier. So. A lot of people are attributed to the fact that senior vice president Doug Harrington who has been running the retail side of Amazon for fourteen years now is over the Amazon marketplace side of things as well. And as applying some of that retail mentality. Amazon just says we're trying to make it easy for people. It's confusing sometimes when they think they're buying from Amazon, and they're not we just want to clear up that confusion have fewer differences in price among the same thing. It's all about the user Justin that the thing is though is that. Well, I'm sure there are exceptions. But as it frequent Amazon customer, I don't care. I just want the thing. So Amazon saying, you know, we just want Sarah to be less confused about third party sellers versus Amazon products themselves kind of BS. Yes. And no there there are a couple of ways that you can deal with Amazon if you are a small of retailer like let's say a mom and pop game company that has games like the contender in action news, you would either sell directly through listing on Amazon, and then you ship the product yourself, that's one way to do it the other way to do it. If you're a little bit bigger is that you send products to Amazon's warehouse that allows you to control of the you are still getting paid from that directly. But now Amazon can offer prime shipping, or if you are a big volume player like the ones that we were talking about here. Amazon is actually buying at wholesale a large volume of that moving that into their warehouses. Then whatever they do with that is up to them and their business from there. Now what they wanna do is flat out a little bit. They wanna make it easier for..
"amazon" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"That will have up to four forty of these trucks so essentially these partners will employ their own drivers it's fascinating in so many different ways it's a new example of the gig economy and a lot of ways because the hallmark of that is companies don't directly employ people and that has all sorts of tax advantages and everything on along those lines for amazon but as an economic development engine as well amazon's gonna be able to point to these new companies that it's created across the country i found this whole situation fascinating it seems kind of weird like this seems like a red flag to me because why does it have to be this complicated this is going to be more complicated for customers if they have a problem with the delivery they can't just go ask amazon they have to figure out what small companies delivering it and like how they're related like it seems like there's layers of complexity that are really unnecessary that make me ask you know what's the real reason amazon did this yes i do think that one of the motivations was exactly what we were just talking about the fact that they do not have to directly employ these large fleets of delivery drivers and yet it's still under their brand and they still have a ten general involvement in delivery in other words they have this relationship with this other company that they've essentially created or helped to create from scratch now i actually think that there will be more of a common infrastructure that this is it's very clear that this is a program so in terms of the customer complaints i would not be surprised those still go to amazon for example if your package doesn't get delivered from amazon through.
"amazon" Discussed on Business Daily
"Rust belt city a global company like amazon juice brings in entire network of opportunities the cities as just the company's presence means an additional one hundred thousand jobs would be created each amazon worker would need to shop for close by groceries go to the doctor down the hall from the cafe at a co working space ralfie roman one of the owners is feeling the buzz how i would rewrite the excitement level of at a scale of one to ten where it look at a sixty five that's how excited we are i am used to people not seeing behind the charcoal to the diamond like newark for me is like dirty beautiful fashion beautiful the next morning i flag a taxi to take me to city hall the driver fiftysixyearold michael boating tells me he loved to see more people but he's not focused on amazon he's worried about another tech and get a meet with the mayor is there anything you want me to tell on your blood level what about hoover voting tells me uber is eating into taxidrivers business in america today tech companies dominate the financial landscape but it's unclear what their impact will be on local economies though mayor ras baraka says one thing is clearly even if amazon does it uh it just the attention figure about everything that we have to leverage and put it out it gives us the opportunity to get other folks interested in the city as well so we believe we look at it as a win win the man of newark new jersey ending that report by sally herships here on business daily from the bbc so how much of a dividend does a firm like amazon really offer once its impact been on the company's original home seattle jackovic doors an economist and professor of public policy at the university of washington in seattle was he surprised by the tendering frenzy that we've seen around amazon's hq move i'm not very surprised at all i think there are many communities throughout nor.
"amazon" Discussed on Amazon Secrets with Matt Behdjou
"We could show you how to get in front of those people so competition really doesn't matter you want to make sure that there is competition if there is it i would avoid the necc i only embrace and echief its competitive that so because look coups but it is basic economics if there is a demand or a product than the supply is going to materialize on amazon if there is no demand then they'll be one or two guys selling you know 2030 units a month and that's all it's going to be so that's that's why you want to see uh a healthy competitive landscape for any particular product because that's going to tell you that the demand for the product is there and if you get the product when if you get in on that product when it's relatively new to the marketers been recently introduced and the demand keeps going up then you're just naturally gonna get a portion of those cells if you do everything rights exactly and if you guys phil there you want to improve your marketing if everything's making sense and your youth thinking l k after listening to these episodes i feel good about finding product sourcing products but i still don't have the marketing piece figure it out well we have you covered on that too and i would just highly encourage you to go and and download our free video report at amazon secrets dot net and you can get the video report for free and there is literally no sales pitch there will be an application if you guys want to apply.
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"Niche you could get into and if it's not the most competitive it's definitely one of the only ones it might be more competitive our skin care antiageing that kind of stuff uh it's more competitive than real estate like it is the most competitive niche and the reason i bring it up is because that's what we started with we started in weight loss with supplements specifically uh it was a brand new bland something that never existed we had to get approved on amazon to sell within the health and personal care category it was a process we had to go through it also cost three thousand dollars it you have to pay amazon just to be able to sell so when i say we took the path of least resistance are really isn't hype it's the truth and we got into like i said a very competitive niche the most people would say is saturated and in fact when mike and i we're speaking with people that are close to us and and getting our advice and kinda sharing what we were doing on our business everyone was telling us that we're making a big mistake to get in the weight loss to start selling supplements 'cause we're competing against all these big brands and no one knows who we are and and all this kind of stuff and then we went on to do you know ninety grand that our first a sixty days i think it was and then we did or was no it was sixty grand in our first ninety days but that in the next nine months we did over seven hundred thousand dollars in sales and the rest is history for after that so um all i would say is that you actually want to embrace competition but what you need to do is you just have to have the right expectation and have a good game plan when you're going into a niche that's competitive and so one of the things that you can do to do that is number one it's with your branding and you're packaging and how you it's all about the perception of your product and there are ways you can increase the perceived value of your product by making better images than the competition creating better packaging you add something like an eu book.
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"Welcome to the passive income ideas podcast brought to you by amazon secrets dot knack and your host matthew base you the only reliable trusted source online for creating passive income online welcome you are listening to the financial survival network i'm carry loads and with us now beige you come back find his work over at amazon secrets dot net map to welcome back and a got a question from lawrence is an avid listener to uh to your show he he believes that amazon has seen its day there's too much competition it's too hard to find products where there is a massive competition these days so what say you about this well i she love it when people say that and the thing is is that we always say that number one if there's if there is no competition you should probably avoid whatever it is you're looking to get into we love competition because to us it means there is a big opportunity there's a big market and we just got to figure out how we could stand out and differentiate ourselves to get our piece of that market and you look at our business and where we started uh we took the path to least resistance and that is a fact we got into weight loss which it doesn't take a rocket scientists to know that that is one of the most competitive niches you could get into on the internet and if you didn't know that um definitely do research on it but most of you listening probably already know this to be true that it's arguably the most competitive.
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"But that's not as important as the second part of the equation which is reinvesting all of your prophet right back onto the business if you do that so within within six months you can have a huge business yeah and you've done it and how many students who have to have done it as well it can be done that's the amazing thing so so you basically dancer all three of those questions in the affirmative and then the only other thing you need to do is just go over to amazon secret starting at everything you need to know is there if you wanna turbocharger business and really really put it on steroids really get the returns quickly and massively there's other options that are available to you there you can apply the only thing keeping you from succeeding is you at this point because now you know about what maybe hundreds of thousands of people are doing they're all the role doing this right a hundred percent i mean i'm not sure the exact number of settlers now on amazon but it's definitely hundreds of thousands and it's only going to increase the of not hit their market cap yet and they're not gonna hit their marqui cap on their own they're going to grow wood sellers like you and die and potentially you out there listening and again there's one thing you could take away from this whole entire podcasts it's the only reason why you're not generating six figures on amazon or fifty group earned or whatever you're goal maybe maybe wanted to half a million your i don't know what that number is for you but the only reason you're not doing it is because you do not know.
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"She's never done this before it ever made a penny online ever made money on amazon never sourced a product in china never privatelabel never had done anything like this before i didn't think it was possible thought it was too good to be true she's like you know i listen to a podcast tom talking to you my husband things i'm crazy her be as she's like she's like and he's willing to invest ivan remember she said he invested like ten or fifteen grand in some real estate course and she's like an and if to him if he sees the value he'll do she's like but these are people that are wellknown she's like we just heard your podcast kinda thing then as she was released but she had faith and she took action and that's a she ended up doing and she had no experience whatsoever and that's just one example of many stories that we now have in the facebook group after now coaching people for the last thirteen months just on specifically amazon a online marketing it's you know eight years nearly now but just specifically in the amazon niche spent thirteen months in in our group have nearly six hundred members and just a ton of success stories and they come in every single day now so we already know that it works at psalm really a question if it didn't work you have to ask yourself would amazoncom exists if the business model did not work i mean you don't think it works in a nice way you're you're crazy so a of a of a second question is.
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"Welcome to the passive income ideas podcast brought to you by amazon secrets dot net and your host matthew beige you the only reliable trusted source online for creating passive income online grub carry world's so when people are thinking about starting a new business especially our formula business which is affectively what you were involved in there's a formula for success a way to do things to succeed in others three questions that they ask number one is does it work number two is is it easy were the converse is how hard is it number three is can i do it now you've been training people on how to become successful amazon marketers as well as online marketers now for quite a while so you've address these issues time and time again have an one hundred brittan and number one i mean to talk about whether or not it works or not all you have to do is if we're talking in this case in this context about amazon just go on amazoncom and type in any product you can think of literally any product you can think of and you're gonna see that there are people selling that product on amazon and at the same time when you do that do yourself and other favor and look and see where says sold by does essay sold by amazon or does it say sold by x y z company or some type of a brand that you've most likely never heard of and the reason i point that out as is because sometimes when you shop on amazon you'll see says fulfilled by amazon and a lot of people think.
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"Amazon secrets dot net into your name an email grab the free video report if you like what you see in the free video report and you'd like to be considered for this opportunity fill out the application again we have seven spots left who really worked with a small group of you guys and if you want to work closely with two seven mentors this is one of the only times you'll be able to do it so again visit amazon secrets dot net and to your name and email and i can't wait to speak to you on the phone potentially in the next few days so mike and i actually do reach out to the students that apply we can't reach out to every single person obviously so you will actually hear from either micro myself or you'll hear from one of our sixfigure coaches that have actually built a sixfigure business online so that's all for today in this episode can't wait to speak to you again good amazon secrets dot net and to your name an email get the free veto report and then make sure that you apply if you would like to be a part of our final group for the next three months for this live coach opportunity our guys will see in the next episode and i'll talk to you soon this show is brought to you by your host matoub as you meet she head over to amazon secrets done hand right now to download is free video report for greeting tacitly income upon amazon head on over right now and.
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"Back in october they changed their terms of service where there used to be services out there a one of them was called a m z tracker and that service still has its purpose and it's still has benefits but the main benefit to that service was that you could use it to acquire a large volume of reviews and a short period of time which was vital to your amazon business but amazon changer terms of service and you can no longer use amsi tracker to get reviews you could still use it for giveaways the boost rankings but you cannot use it to acquire reviews and without reviews it's very difficult to rank high and get traction inside of your amazon business and so when you're part of the inner circle of our group of over five hundred and eighty members of the within a short period of time there will be six hundred members inside of the community and again you get to connect with all of these other people that are just like you looking to do the same thing everyone starts at different places some students are making two thousand two thousand dollars profit a month there are other students june fifteen twenty thousand profit a month and some students will end up doing nothing and that's just a reality so i'm not trying to make any implied claims or make the sound like some too good to be true opportunity it does take hard work it does take a lot of effort you got to be consistent but the end of the day if you've got at least two hours a day.
"amazon" Discussed on Amazon Secrets with Matt Behdjou
"And they went and checked out the free video report they took action implemented what we showed them and now they're getting these results and so what we're going to be doing as i said is next week were starting a brand new web class and it's going to be live once a week where we're taking a small group of students that mike and i are gonna coach step by step move by move live for the next three months and were literally gonna teach you everything that we know about building an online business everything that we've learned about sourcing products in china ranking products on amazon ranking of videos and web pages on google and on youtube all the marketing strategies that we use to build the business you're gonna get access to that and the best part about it is is that when you do become a part of our inner circle you're also going to get to join our facebook community which nearly has six hundred members as of this podcast we have five hundred and eighty four members and the reason that's important to you is because when you launch amazon business you will not have a successful business if you don't have a community that you could launch your product to it's very important you have somewhere to launch your product were you could get those initials sales an initial boost in rankings and you can get the reviews you need any truly do need a community and with what amazon is done again if your brand he may not be aware of this but.
"amazon" Discussed on Amazon Secrets with Matt Behdjou
"Welcome to the passive income ideas podcast brought to you by amazon secrets dot net and your host matthew bays you the only reliable trusted source online for creating passive income online a everybody is mad beige you're welcome to another episode of passive amazon income and today in this episode i'm going to be going over first of all the results that we've been achieving and just kind of update you guys on what's been going on in our business but more importantly update you on what's been going on with the students that have been a part of our group that have been actually learning this process and now my business partner mike and i as of shooting this podcast here today we've now been able to have days were we've done up to fifty thousand dollars in a single day and i know that sounds crazy not in a month not in a year but in a single day and i remember not long ago when it would take me to three years the make fifty grand and now in our business were able to do it in a single day and so right now we're actually building a brand new group of students there were going to be taken by the hand over the next few months that we're going to be teaching this process to live where we go weekbyweek and we show you exactly how we're getting these results in our business and again it's not just us we have students i john spelman who in his first three months has done over a hundred thousand dollars in sales and that's with a fifty two percent profit margin and what's on press of our john's done is that john is never made a penny online before he had zero experience never done anything like this before some of you guys have already heard monica burgess story heroin are very first month she did over four thousand dollars net profit and these stories just keep on coming in we had another student carry clark who recently posted in the facebook group as she launched her product within 24 hours.
"amazon" Discussed on Amazon Secrets with Matt Behdjou
"Episode seven and if you liked this information and you would like to get more information like this and you really want to learn how you can start an amazon business online or may be grow an amazon business if you already have an amazon business and you want to take it to the next level or if you just want to learn how you can start from scratch than i definitely encourage you to go to our website good at amazon secrets dot net and get access to our free video report and in if you may have heard our earlier episodes you may have heard the numbers back then but they've increased significantly now and now we've done over two point four million in the last sixteen months and if you go to the website and download the free video report you'll be able to see exactly how we did that and i personally break it down live on a video it's not live anymore but i have my camera on and i break everything down for you the steps said that we went through to generate that two point four million dollars in the last sixteen months so he liked this podcast in this information you want to get more information like this definitely go to the website amazon secrets dot net and to your name in your email address and all go ahead an email you the free video report on how we did two point four million dollars in the last.