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YouTube TV vs. Sling TV: Which Streaming Service Is Better?

Talking Tech

03:01 min | 1 d ago

YouTube TV vs. Sling TV: Which Streaming Service Is Better?

"I've been subscribing a YouTube TV about a year as a cable alternative that cost less than cable, TV and offers a way better experience, but youtube just announced a huge thirty percent price hike for the service, and I'm rather upset about it. As are many others as have been noted on social media, I'm Jefferson Graham let me fill you in on. Today's talking tech now. When it launched in twenty seventeen YouTube TV thirty five dollars a month, and gave you a host of cable channels more than enough as far as I was concerned, but way fewer the hundreds on cable. You know the ones we never watch. You didn't have to rent. Stupid. Cable boxes or DVR's everything was streaming, and that cloud dvr offered unlimited storage, not only that you could start a show on TV and watch the rest on your phone or tablet without missing a beat. But then youtube started adding more channels in upping the fee. Before the latest price hike, it'd ballooned up to fifty dollars monthly. Beginning July thirtieth for current subscribers, the TAB is now a whopping sixty five bucks. Youtube tried to soften the blow by announcing new channels like MTV and comedy central, but that does nothing for me. How about an option to stay at fifty dollars? Sands MTV because I don't want my MTV and like Trevor Noah, but I can live without comedy central to so as I mentioned. I'm rather upset. As, my friend Peter Chatty noted on twitter. All of the sudden Youtube TV is sounding an awful lot cable, which is why we got YouTube TV in the first place. So what are we going to do well? The cheapest option is to switch to sling TV which just announced that. If you sign up by August I, it will freeze pricing the thirty dollars monthly for twelve months good. But slaying doesn't have as many channels for instance no CBS or NBC local, so if you like to dvr shows on those networks, you'll have the spring for an external dvr. It's a lot of work. The Air TV model that sling sells for a hundred dollars requires an external, hard drive Ka Ching add another hundred dollars, or so, who live TV is fifty five dollars, but I don't believe for a minute that the rates are not going up soon. So I started shopping cable TV again I did some Internet searches and played around with the comcast and spectrum websites, which reminded me why left cable in the first place the come on raids started around sixty bucks in once you added in the equipment rental for Modem, TV boxes and DVR's plus all those fees, and you're now north of one hundred twenty five dollars so now youtube. TV doesn't seem so bad. I'm still furious. Google and I don't understand why the company can't cut slight viewers like me slack and offer them package with fewer channels. But. You know what I'm not going back to cable.

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YouTube TV jacked up the rates - now what do we do?

Talking Tech

03:02 min | 3 d ago

YouTube TV jacked up the rates - now what do we do?

"So I've been subscribing a YouTube TV about a year as a cable alternative that cost less than cable, TV, and offers a way better experience, but youtube just announced a huge thirty percent price hike for the service and I'm rather upset about it. As are many others as have been noted on social media. I'm Jefferson. Graham. Let me fill you in on. Today's talking tech now. When it launched in twenty seventeen youtube TV thirty five dollars a month, and gave you a host of cable channels more than enough as far as I was concerned, but way fewer the hundreds on cable. You know the ones we never watch. You didn't have to rent stupid. Cable boxes or DVR's everything was streaming, and that cloud dvr offered unlimited storage, not only that you could start a show on TV and watch the rest on your phone or tablet without missing a beat. But then youtube started adding more channels in upping the fee. Before the latest price hike, it'd ballooned up to fifty dollars monthly. Beginning July thirtieth for current subscribers. The TAB is now a whopping sixty five bucks. Youtube tried to soften the blow by announcing new channels like MTV and comedy central, but that does nothing for me. How about an option to stay at fifty dollars sands MTV because I don't want my MTV and I like Trevor Noah, but I can live without comedy central to so as I mentioned I'm rather upset. As my friend Peter Chatty noted on twitter all of the sudden youtube. TV is sounding an awful lot cable, which is why we got YouTube TV in the first place. So what are we going to do well? The cheapest option is to switch to sling TV, which just announced that? If you sign up by August I, it will freeze pricing the thirty dollars monthly for twelve months good. But slaying doesn't have as many channels for instance. No CBS or NBC local so if you like to dvr shows on those networks, you'll have the spring for an external dvr. It's a lot of work. The Air TV model that sling sells for a hundred dollars requires an external hard drive Ka. Ching add another hundred dollars, or so who live TV is fifty five dollars, but I don't believe for a minute that the rates are not going up soon. So I started shopping cable TV again, I did some Internet searches and played around with the comcast and spectrum websites, which reminded me why I left cable in the first place, the come on raids started around sixty bucks in once you added in the equipment rental for Modem TV boxes, and DVR's plus all those fees and you're now north of one hundred twenty five dollars so now. Youtube TV doesn't seem so bad. I'm still furious. Google and I don't understand why the company can't cut slight viewers like me slack and offer them package with fewer channels. But you know what I'm not going back to cable. How about you?

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

Squawk Pod

07:51 min | Last month

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

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

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Ecosystem Engineering

Front End Happy Hour

06:56 min | Last month

Ecosystem Engineering

"Gave a little bit of descriptions early in your intros. But I'm really curious. How do you describe? What IS ECOSYSTEM? Engineering NF flakes. So I've my previous role. I was a manager also and interest netflix's have to do a lot of recruiting and I'd have to answer this question a lot. Like what do you do? And what is this an unusually posted by saying you ever go into a store costco someplace and you see the. Tv's for sale and on the box they have netflix on them. Netflix's already pre install on it or if you could buy a Roku already got netflix on their more comcast box you may or may not get it but if it does get loaded somehow. Netflix's getting on all these devices. How does that happen? What happens is there's a team at net flicks that makes the Netflix's player code and we package it up once a year and we call it the de k a software developers kit for the player and we might give it a name but every year we give it out to these partners in these partners are like Samsung L. G. Roku comcast of the world and they have to take it and make it work on their system. And so if you look at all the TV's out there and all the set top boxes you can see that you know they're different chipsets. There's different hardware. They probably have different compilers and compilers settings. They've God's maybe their own libraries that they have to do they have a different os on their TV. Every device out there. Basically a custom made device. And so how do you get those Netflix's player which looks pretty much the same once you start the APP whether it's on a Roku or a Samsung Smart TV or a cable set top box? How is it ended up at experiences? Pretty much universal. I would say in how that happens is there are other teams that work with these partners to make sure that AAA compiles and be that. It's good that doesn't crash We have a suite of tasks and Trevan helps with that that area. The part and my previous manager job was in area too. We don't let net Netflix. Go out or be sold or pre installed on and device unless we know that device is going to have good quality with it. I said it cheers. Cheers cheers cheers and how that happens. Is these partners. Have to run a whole bunch of tests and pass these tests and there's a a Cloud-based tests service that Netflix's made where they can take their device whether they're working in China or whether they're working in Japan or Korea or the US or anywhere in the world they plug it into Internet. They log into this cloud service and they can run tests and we can see these tests if they pass fail and so on so forth and was passed all these tests then it goes out into the field and people can buy them what people have them in their homes or they sign up for cable service and they get this box and they start net flakes. And if it's working great we can see the metrics remotely from here 'cause all these boxes and TV's are sending this logs all the time and if there's a problem we should be able to detect that and try to get it fixed so long story. Short Netflix's works with a whole bunch of other companies to get these apps working and what's out there are jobs not done. We have to make sure that it keeps working. And so that's where he may be a deluded to like. Qe which maybe you could explain. What the Kiwi Patrick. Is that your your teams looking at sure. So Kua we. Quality of experience cheers. Cheers kind of set. You up for that one. They are metrics that deal with how the APP appears to the user. So this would be. Things like is video smooth. Does it look like high. Bit Rate. So it looks like very high quality not just st but also hd for K. buffering a lot. Which hopefully it's not a re buffer is when you're watching in the middle of playback and there's this kind of spinner that appears on the screen where it's trying to load and it's ten percent twenty percent. Seventy five percent. Ninety nine percent starts playing again. It's probably because there's some interference on the network or there's a bug in the buffering on the device we want to keep all that buffering to a minimum so that when you start watching it smooth. There's no interruptions but it's not just limited to that if you have trouble starting the APP or if you're in the middle of the APP crashes or there's like network fluctuations where it goes high quality low quality too much on. These are all things that could be addressed usually on the device side and try to minimize those as much as possible wherever possible. Even things outside of the network that users network or the service provider's network lately. Yeah that's another one. I forgot about that one. The time it takes for you to press the button versus how long it takes to start the actual playback. Hopefully it's around four or five seconds but on some devices we see. It's as long as twenty seconds thirty seconds. That's something that could be fixed on a device. Hopefully I think that's always been something that I've actually been amazed at is just Michael. You paint the picture of the ecosystem of all the different TV devices. But when I think about it too is the Netflix. App is being built for something like a roku stick. It's a lower powered device. And then you have something lake the playstation four or Xbox at you can also play on. It has a lot bigger assessor. I think is really interesting. How you there's large ecosystem of devices that we are supporting and so I can imagine that becomes a lot more challenging in your world to to support all those different variables are those devices and especially when you think that every one of those devices basically a custom made device very few devices. Look or act exactly the same from the code perspective and so it's it's a challenge to make sure that when you start Netflix's whether on a fifteen dollars stick if you bought it on sale the way up to four hundred dollars playstation or even a three thousand dollar four K. SMART TV that the Netflix's experience is pretty universal. On all of them. You still log in the same. You still have your same catalog. He still are able to see and navigate through the you. I pretty much the same. It's pretty familiar despite that range and I think that's pretty

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Comcast's Universal Studios Orlando park to reopen on June 5 with coronavirus precautions

CNBC's Fast Money

01:25 min | Last month

Comcast's Universal Studios Orlando park to reopen on June 5 with coronavirus precautions

"Big news out of CNBC parent comcast crossing within just the past few hours. The company's Universal Park and Florida. Taking a big step towards reopening within days are Julia. Boston joins us now with more on that Julia Melissa. That's right universal studios which is as you mentioned owned by. Cnbc's parent company getting approval for his proposal to reopen. Its Orlando Park from the Orange County. Economic Recovery Taskforce Universals proposing bringing back employees on June first to get the park ready for a phased reopening on June third. It would open with limited capacity for some annual pass holders and then opening up to the general public again limited capacity on June fifth. Now there's no word yet on just how much the park will limit attendance. Though the park does planned to enforce the wearing of masks we'll take temperature and will range of cleaning and social distancing measures universal studios telling US quote. We look forward to formal approval for mayor demings and approval from Governor to Santa's we also look forward to confirming the dates for preview days and general public opening now. Orange County Mayor Deming Sang. He plans to discuss these reopening plans with the governor likely tomorrow morning and Disney tells us we reached out them. They say they don't have any update on their reopening. Plans or timeline. We have not yet heard back from seaworld. But what their plans are To start a phased

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Trump blasts Comcast’s NBC and calls for firing host Chuck Todd

America First

00:12 sec | Last month

Trump blasts Comcast’s NBC and calls for firing host Chuck Todd

"NBC news is apologizing for meet the press segment that cut a portion of an interview with Attorney General William Barr that left a false impression that has led to president trump calling for the network to fire the show's left wing a moderator Chuck

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Following Trolls World Tour kerfuffle, AMC wont play Universal films

KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown

05:03 min | 2 months ago

Following Trolls World Tour kerfuffle, AMC wont play Universal films

"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as map. Felony and Matt about three weeks ago. Universal put trolls world tour available on demand in the midst of this pandemic and this past week. Universal has been very celebratory about that that effort to do this and said that generated one hundred million dollars in premium video-on-demand P. B. O. D. And many people sort of took this to mean that. I think correctly universal likes this Jeff. Shell the head of NBC. Universal said this release demonstrated the viability of this approach to releasing films but the theater chains of the world the big ones like AMC. We're not happy because to them. This is an attack on their windows that the movie trolls would have a nice long theatrical run and make a lot of box office which they would split with the studios but nonetheless this is how they survive obviously and they're very challenge right now they immediately said we're not gonNA play any of your movies now that can't be a real threat but it shows the level of intensity around the decision that universal made. Yeah let's unpack this because there's a lot going on here yes. The theater chains were upset. Amc said No. We will not play any universal movie. Cinema world others have made kind of lesser statements. But in the same vein of this model will not stand so to speak. But it's this is such a unique situation that I really think that what Jeff Schell was doing was the opening salvo in a negotiation. This is a guy who came up through the comcast cable system. He has long been known to want to shorten the theatrical window. The window between when movies are in theaters and when they go to premium video On demand all the others and this is his opening shot he knows. This pandemic has caused a lot of upheaval. It allowed them to put this movie on demand and he wants to experiment more and he wants the theaters to come along and he knows that this is not going to end where they have placed their markers in the sand. It's going to me in negotiation and what he wants is a shortening of that window. Maybe cut the theaters in a little bit on some of that. Vod revenue. There's going to be a compromise in his view that will allow these studios to change the wind. Doing and all of this bluster is just a preamble to that negotiation in my opinion well and I think the picture that's painted here as you say. This is a unique situation in. They had this movie is quite expensive. You don't see them putting a however the next fast and furious movie or any of their really big budget movies are trying to put them on demand like this because the economics don't work. Universal may be more or less hostile to the theatrical window or some people think they really want to wipe out theaters. Which is crazy and would destroy the business as we know it. But you right now. They need that box office if they can get it back someday. When we're not in this. They had spent a lot of money on this movie. The other movies that you're seeing moved are tend to be less expensive. This one probably about ninety one hundred million they had spent thirty million or so just domestically to market in the United States so they have expenses associated with it that suggests that even though they have generated all this revenue they are not necessarily going to be rolling in money at all from this and probably will lose but he is making it sound successful because as you say he wants what he wants and that is his endgame to shorten the window so that they can get to these other. You know when you have a movie. That's played in theaters for a while. And you have to let them sit there and sit there and sit there after the big adspend and the display in theaters. You Wanna be able to get to the other stuff that you're selling these after theatrical windows on demand windows and the DVD's sales that's what they want to get to sooner while it's more fresh in people's minds so that would be the end game. And otherwise I think any other studio the idea of Doing this kind of thing with the none of them have done it with a big movie. Right and universal is not the only studio experimenting. And you see Warner Brothers. Do this with the Scooby Doo movie. You've seen some other announcements of direct to premium video on demand. And they like this because they get a way to salvage these movies at a time when there is no movie theaters and they get a larger percentage of the revenue than they would get if they had to split it fifty fifty with a theater. Yes but at the same time. They spent a great deal on this movie. It's very unclear what happened if it weren't a sequel. If it weren't something that they've spent all that money to advertise it's also unclear. How much money they will ring out of other revenue streams that normally. Follow if this is you know the way they're going to go forward like normally they get the anticipate certain amount of money if it ran in theaters in this case is is that reduced because they ran it on demand like this. All of this remains to be seen a matinee will be watching. Thank you matt thank you. That's Matt Bellamy Former editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at one. Thirty on the

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Coronavirus: Stock markets boosted by remdesivir drug hopes

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

Coronavirus: Stock markets boosted by remdesivir drug hopes

"Data to get the latest reports on income and spending today both are expected to show a decline for March and will watch for the weekly snapshot of jobless claims initial claims of three and a half million are expected that is a huge number but it would represent a slower pace than what we've seen in previous weeks among companies reporting earnings today or Twitter and Comcast Kraft Heinz United Airlines Amazon and apple stocks rose yesterday with the S. and P. five hundred up two point seven percent on news of positive developments involving a Gilead sciences drug aimed at treating covert

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Boston - Pot Shops Unable To Celebrate 4/20 Due To Coronavirus

WBZ Morning News

00:30 sec | 2 months ago

Boston - Pot Shops Unable To Celebrate 4/20 Due To Coronavirus

"You recreational pot shops in Massachusetts just missed the best day of the year for them April twentieth four twenty synonymous with marijuana it was a flop since those stores have been sidelined they are not considered essential businesses here in Massachusetts and these pot shops are struggling because as W. B. C. T. V.'s Tiffany chan in miles's tells us to return to normal is an open ended question the parking lot at Comcast is near empty on four twenty you would not be in

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Walmart's streaming service to be bought by Comcast-owned Fandango

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

Walmart's streaming service to be bought by Comcast-owned Fandango

"Voodoo has a new owner fandango has bought the streaming service from Walmart as a media giants continue offering low cost alternatives to consumers who don't want to pay for streaming subscriptions fandango is owned by NBC universal which rolled out its own ad supported streaming service peacock

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'Trolls: World Tour' Sets a Record-Breaking New Benchmark for Digital Releases

Memphis Morning News

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

'Trolls: World Tour' Sets a Record-Breaking New Benchmark for Digital Releases

"Hey some great news for Justin Timberlake trolls world tour premiere on demand breaks records here's Michele Pelino trolls world tour had the biggest digital opening weekend ever according to Universal Studios it was the highest grossing video on demand titles ever in terms of revenue although the exact numbers have yet to be released however the studio said the figures were ten times higher than their previous V. O. D. release the world other trolls different can the animated film starring the voices of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake also posted the best ever opening weekend on fandango now is V. O. D. streaming service and it hit number one on Amazon Comcast Google and other streaming

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The uncertainty of the entertainment industry

Bloomberg Opinion

06:12 min | 3 months ago

The uncertainty of the entertainment industry

"New shows and movies are getting made movie and TV studios have had to temporarily stop filming and send their crews home in order to help stop the spread of the corona virus so what happens when Hollywood gets shut down here to tell us is Tara lachapelle a media columnist for Bloomberg opinion so it tell us about the filming of vacation friends the vacation friends both new movies from twentieth century you DO IT if the comedy that within a star John Cena and it was in the middle middle of filming and Porter Rico because this movie is that on a vacation resort and they had to stop production two weeks from today and they still had about six weeks ago but everyone had to pack up and go home because of this pandemic and how to garner who's one of the idol makers on this movie he was talking about and everything podcast and and just think how you know they've never faced questions like that when I found that you know is it thank you for a make up artist be catching the actors faces and you know we're all working in such close quarters it is best okay so they decided to go home and it feels like it's just been a domino's a fact about the industry where every film and TV that I was in the middle of shooting decided you know what we have to just put this on hold sure does it go beyond scripted shows to every kind of show it's everything I mean there are reality TV shows that had to stop filming because they didn't want where you know crew that way if you're calling a different people informing them for them to Friday and so basically everything has been shut down even the friends three union national that a lot of people were looking forward to it with both the Eric next month hi Katie really H. B. O. mac is that new streaming service HBO and the country in the past would really like a headline show for that and it seems like that probably isn't going to happen now so it's basically everything I mean just the entire industry hi you can put a halt I was thinking about the streaming services because you want new content all the time if I don't see something new on Netflix in a week I'm like what's the problem here so it seems like they're really going to take a hit if they're true you know just like you said that's right now you know if you spend a lot of time watching Netflix there's great stuff on there but after awhile you started garland by Larry thought that I'm not really interested in that and you kind of feel like you run out of things even though there are thousands of hours of content on there not everything is something you want to watch and that's the same issue with all these different new streaming apps like business class and the in the car he cocked their veteran Comcast this month and H. B. O. Max next month where they're spending so much money in content but it will not gonna feel like it's not especially right now when so many people are home streaming more content than ever and there's nothing new flowing in you know all the shows that had highly anticipated return even like stranger things on Netflix and expression on HBO they were in the middle of shooting our next season and now that that that you know even before this when I look at some of the streaming services all see one or two shows that I like on each of them but all together like they had the one or two headlining shows that draw people in but the rest of it is less than desired that's going to be a really big problem I think while we're all sheltering at home because you know not only are we home but some of us are having you know we're going to furloughs or being laid off or experiencing some economic stress because of what's happening and so when you start to look at your monthly bill and you have H. B. L. at fifteen dollars a month and that like that thirteen and maybe have people you meet all these services really add up very quickly and like you said it's not like they all have the same contact if you want to watch Star Wars content nearly thirty five and if you want to watch the connection or you want to watch you know old episodes of game of thrones you need HBO and Netflix and all this other stuff so it becomes really difficult to manage all of these not to mention the frustration of trying to figure out where is that show that he won a lot the stock really gonna come to a head during all this where the industry is going to kind of faith that point where they need to realize that if the customer friendly and maybe they'll start to see people dropping in and out because of the cost what movies some are going straight to on demand with a hefty price tag for home admission how is that changing or might it change in the future the movie industry yeah that's really throwing the movie industry for a loop so for a long time you have been trying to shorten the theatrical window the time period that their movies are in theaters exclusively in Morrow with movie theaters closed a lot of these current releases have the option to stay you know what we're just going to get the theaters altogether instead of waiting for them to re open a we're gonna put it on demand which is exactly what universal pictures dead with the next hold movie they put on demand for twenty dollars to rent which is very expensive and then again if you're ready so it's not like you own the movie HD free watching it however with the next fast and the furious movie which is called after nine that movie was such a big budget film that universal really need the box office revenue that would complement of releasing the film this spring they're holding off until next spring the user having a big is really difficult decision and it begs the question of what's going to happen down the road to theater scheduled how are we going to stop all these different movies and you don't only play so many movies especially blockbusters on a given weekend so this is going to become really challenging and especially for the theater operator because they were already hurting they already have so much that they're close now and they're building believing some of their leverage because the ball there and when they come out of it it remains to be seen how the industry moved on from

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Empty Cinemas and the Streaming Giants

Altered Geek

10:58 min | 3 months ago

Empty Cinemas and the Streaming Giants

"Prices aside. Going to the movie theater was an escape all entertainment all no matter what entertainment you like whether it's opera whether it's rap concert whether it's a wrestling match whether it's a boxing match whether it's a fight over the last Good Glass of drinking water in Flint Michigan. It doesn't matter what it is. Yeah all entertainment is an escape from your life. It is entertainment it's supposed to entertain you no matter what it is and what the movie theaters. It was a place to go other than your home. You could go and sit in fairly decent seats for the most part over the years they've upgraded. They've done the stadium seated things and everything else. And it's cool when it's whatever some theaters still having upgraded sadly but you could go for two hours or sometimes less than sometimes more and watch a movie and be fine and happy for me help. I approached going to the theater unless I was with my mom or somebody or other people I would go at the most opportune time for me. Which was mostly like one o'clock in the afternoon eastern time on a Monday morning when everybody's just getting back from lunch and going back to work so basically the feeder would be empty because nobody should be there at one o'clock in the afternoon on Monday morning take any number of transformers live action films. I think I saw a little ones. I did see in theaters. I saw two of them the Monday after they released. And there is nobody in the theater because I am not a person that likes crowds at all. You know you mentioned last week about the introvert. Extrovert thing I'm both I but generally I prefer to be away from people. I've been social distancing. Since I was ten years old but the movie theater it was cool. It was great. You could get something to eat if you wanted to or drinkers snack or whatever. Generally I never got drinks because I didn't want to be that more on that. Got Up in the middle of the Movie Day because he had to go to the bathroom kind of I hate. I hate that so it was great. It was cool. It was something on a large screen and it was fun. Going to theaters and lately hasn't been so much fun because it costs so much. Yeah and the thing is to like being wor am in my point in life. I just don't have time to go and it's not really on my radar like so generally do wait for streaming and do. I love the experience of going to the theater. Yes because honestly there's nothing quite like it because you get the giant screen you get the surround sound you get the the full immersion into it whereas when you're at home you know you have distractions you use your phone you You may be doing something else while you're watching it like. I have two monitors like generally I'll play a game on one a watch net flicks on the other end. So it's kind of a toss up of what I'm paying attention to But that being said Other than when I lived in the Flint area in having annoying person that had like the loudest freaking bags of food in the world Crackling around me. Or that couldn't stop talking on their phone or stop talking in general So you could get immersed in it I genuinely didn't joy going especially for something that I liked like. You know the Star Trek Cord you know I saw star wars in there for a while and then I didn't see the last one but in the theater but But Yeah I mean there. There was a lot of reasons to go the only problem that I see now that they've had to utterly close aside from the fact they're going to have to do a deep clean when they opened back up because of cobwebs is that. S- we've had hit that point where instead of billion dollar box offices we have zero dollar box office and you went from having like back in the day they were lake. You know okay. We would have like a couple of huge movies every month. And you know you'd have like kind of a rotating panel of some movies every week. You know enough for like every day of the week pretty much instead of having like anywhere from fifteen to twenty movies. Come out every week. Which is what we were getting. Honestly it'll majority of them with the platform that we're on now with having streaming in movie theaters about half of those should go streaming because there's a lot of them that are not strong enough contenders for the theater. And they're somewhere. You should be fully immersed in being the theater for them and I it's it's GonNa be really telling when this is over when this whole pandemic over because the large that this huge monumental amount of movie theaters that are shut down across the globe. Some of the services like NBC. The they're they're peacock service. They have Nbc Universal granted NBC and universal are both owned by comcast who's also a cable company in ISP and Just content providers well They broke the theatrical window which they've been trying to do for years Even as comcast before they went and they've been trying to break this for years in like paper view movies where you get them immediately. Well now they can actually do that because they have their own service and they can use their xfinity x. one is they will make movies. Available on demand immediately says Granted you know dreamworks? The trolls movie. That came out man. It's it says that you know insiders say the movie isn't a blanket policy for the studios and tear twenty twenty calendar in that decisions regarding other titles and the duration of the policy haven't been made yet But I I have a feeling that we're going to start. Seeing kind of a trickle down effect of certain movies immediately going this route And what they're doing to compensate is this is movies will be made available on a wide variety of on-demand services for a forty eight hour rental period at a suggested retail price of nine hundred ninety nine in other words the same would be to buy the DVD when it comes in they're saying in the US and the price of quivalent whatever it is in the international markets The they're basically saying that it's They're also trying to provide options for consumers who cannot or should not go to the cinemas Which I kind of like that option to see it from home however think that they're charging that much because it's a new release and YOU'RE GONNA be watching it from your home flakes convenience of it in there. Estimating that would be buying the estimated that you would be buying enough tickets for everyone in your family but yeah I don't I don't know like it's it doesn't seem that bad all right so anyways. I was stating that the nineteen thousand nine suggested retail price for for forty eight hour rental window for the movies while I liked the concept and the idea because I have a feeling this is going to stick around win the theaters. Come back Whether they all come back or not is a different story. But I have a feeling that this is going to stick because they've been trying to get this market for quite some time and to have this readily available now right. I think that it's GONNA stick. And for for instance for me like I don't go to the theater because I don't have time to go now. Granted when I go it's usually solo anyway and so that would be like seven or eight dollars. You know. Drop RIGHT THERE. So nine hundred ninety nine is not bad. If you're having the whole family watch it like I kind of get it there. But I can't see a lot of people lake generation or younger paying twenty bucks a month to go see every new movie that comes out to be honest like especially when there's other means that China provides you know alter Geeky caster network do not adhere to stolen China viruses. No or you know. They're pirates. Yeah but like I I. Honestly don't care I'll wait until hit streaming and then watch it legitimately but but yeah. So like they're they're talking like all these different companies or having To kind of shift their paradigm of how. They're going to do things or you know like. Mgm was the first to make a major shift when pushing the James Bond Movie. No time to die from late. April to November in hopes that it will still come out in the theater so and then you know like there's some other movies that have shifted from this year to this time next year trying to avoid it so it's it's GonNa be kind of a interesting time with the theaters kind of trying to predict what directions they're going but I do know that if people do not return to them after they opened back up that it's going to collapse this entire system of Louis

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Trump Talks With Verizon, Comcast About Internet Network

Pat Walsh

00:31 sec | 3 months ago

Trump Talks With Verizon, Comcast About Internet Network

"With millions of Americans holed up at home the president huddled with telecommunications executives keeping internet and other communications going the president thank companies including AT&T Verizon Comcast T. mobile and sprint for waiving late fees and that cutting off service to individuals and businesses for sixty days two Americans who can't afford to pay their bills during layoffs the company is also opening wifi hot spots to anyone who needs them and telling the president they are able to handle increased data demand even with more Americans online

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The coronavirus outbreak is causing a spike in gaming usage

Bloomberg Businessweek

06:51 min | 3 months ago

The coronavirus outbreak is causing a spike in gaming usage

"And I can safely say that as I look out my back window across my little suburb of New York City here there is some kids playing video games I just know that it's true maybe they should be on the zoom in a class maybe they should be doing some class work but they're playing video games it's just a fact Michael actor is video game technology analyst for Wedbush securities he joins on the phone from Long Beach California I'm right Michael right I mean a lot of kids are playing videos out of adults are playing video games right now yeah I just took a break for playing video games this call so yes everybody's going to call that research don't you yeah exactly it is absolutely so what do we know about the the backdrop here I mean there is anecdotal evidence but I mean you've got your hands on real data here right yeah I I do but you know realistically there's two things we're gonna do whether we're indoors or outdoors we're gonna eat and we're going to entertain ourselves and you know it's it's intuitively obvious if we can't go to restaurants will eat at home if we can't go out to movie theaters and sporting events or even engage in physical activity we're going to do that at home and so you know clearly we're seeing from internet service providers that it internet usage is up a Verizon set up seventy five percent we got something yesterday from Comcast talking about wifi access and so the question is just what are people doing with the internet and then the answer is obviously they're watching a lot of video and applying a lot of games from the Spotify just said their usage is up people are just entertaining themselves in place games are the the most likely you know beneficiary of this you can do it on mobile you can do it on tablets you can do on the TV and people are doing that so are the supplies there to meet the demand of the telegraph had a report that whether to you Kerry the US there's definitely you know people are out there doing you know I'm playing video games it's a great escape right now especially those you know this feeling isolated from the rest of the world or from others and and the thing is the demands of the consoles are completely sold out so I'm just curious about supply yeah Nintendo switch is the one that it's impossible to get and you know obviously they didn't plan for a pandemic but they once again called animal crossing which is actually pretty much a single player game really fun though it's like a a life simulation you farming you trade in it's a it's a really really fun game so that the sales of acting were off the charts and people trying to get their hands on switches and I frankly think that's because there's a big demand for kids it you know adults probably can can play on PC or phone or they have consuls I'm you're not seeing ex boxes and PlayStations sold out the service which is really benefiting just because it's you know the hot item right now and they have the high came well it's also interesting you know you mentioned PC's because a lot of people and I think Carol and I are both in this category not the gamer category but more the a lot of folks are sort of amping up their work from home so they set up to me and I know we boosted our internet speed just to deal not only with my needs broadcasting the show but also in anticipation more streaming and other things that the the kids are doing with their school work and and things like that so I do wonder how that plays through especially that PC gaming part of the equation PC gamers it total about four hundred million people total and that's a lot of console gamers more like two fifty million interesting mobile mobile gamers one point five billion so you know the the the most frequently used devices are mobile phones and you can play games like candy crush on your tablet as well our PC you know the the dominate games are games like Fortnite league of legends you know so those are those are games people play all the time console tends to be things like Madden and FIFA and call of duty so the different types of experiences I think the the right analogy is like going to a movie theater to see a feature length film you know that that's what a console game is and watching YouTube videos with a mobile game is like so you know there are different types of activity for different types of devices but all really engaging and you know people play them all day long is it too early though to to make some investment calls based on what's happening now does that make any sense to even think about that at this point Michael I it's I mean beyond the pandemic I mean the pandemic is clearly going to drive up the use case for in the month of March and probably for the entire June quarter of you'll probably see some people one over permanently so you're gonna get some people who weren't really gamers before who find it you know this activities really enjoyable I actually think that we're on the verge of expanding the market just remarkably by streaming games and and that's you know Google's offering something called stadia I think Amazon's gain at going to enter the fray Microsoft and Sony each have products that allow you to play games on any device without a console or PC when that happens and I think that starts this fall and I think it grows over the next five to seven years it should double or triple demand for the content so anybody's got content is a beneficiary anybody who makes peripheral seal controllers are keyboards is a beneficiary and you know we're we're working with an ETF called gamers GMR that's ninety some odd stocks in the video game video game technology sector that's the pure play that's the easiest way to play it you're going to get exposure across border across industries to add a democratic system expand all walked right embraces you've got single you've got glue mobile you've got all the names in there well because they're also everybody other other than you know big big big companies like Google where gaming is not a big piece of their business but will be Sunday Amazon same thing but short of that yes he got all the publishers all the device makers hole the mole pure play mobile guys well and even I believe in keep me honest here Michael some of the semiconductor company's too and we talk about that with our inside our internal research analysts all the time about how when you look at the nvidia is another is of the world so much demand it seems these days I guess this was both on the PC and the and the console side is especially you know there's some there's some semiconductor demand that is driven by gaming right absolutely and you know nvidia in particular they make the high end graphics cards so you know that four hundred million PC gamers they they need a video card for two hundred fifty million console players the media video

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Internet and wireless providers will waive late fees and keep Americans connected

The Droid Life Show

03:50 min | 3 months ago

Internet and wireless providers will waive late fees and keep Americans connected

"The biggest thing out of the gate was the FCC telling all of its friends and family in the industry like comcast and verizon carriers and and Internet companies whatever media players. All of them don't charge late. Fees don't disconnect people and basically everyone said sure FCC we will do that So if you If you run into issue where you can't pay your bill Most of these carriers basically all of them. I don't WanNa say all but basically all the bank all the main ones you're probably subscribed to if you keep your bill. Go to them and tell them and you might have to fill out a form you might have to do some explanation there but they should keep you connected not disconnect you not charge leafy so that's number one that's an important piece of this whole thing castaignede connected now more important than ever on then on top of that. A bunch of the carriers are doing stuff to better support. Everyone so for example verizon is giving everyone an extra fifteen gigabytes of data per month. I think for the next sixty days. I think something like that should should know that very generous. It is Fast now they might just set a date on. It actually might be sixty days anyway. They're going to give you fifteen GIG For the foreseeable future at least a couple of months T mobile also doing some stuff there bumping everyone up to unlimited who wasn't on unlimited. Most of their customers already are. There's giving you some version of unlimited data. They also introduced a new fifteen dollar plan gives you unlimited talk tax at two GIG data that is not unlimited data. Though it's only two GIG but it's fifteen bucks a month. Eighteen cricket jumped on that as well. They're now offering as of today. A fifteen dollar plan similar deal unlimited. Talk text to Gig data and then for all of their other plants I stay. Et prepaid and cricket wireless They're also giving everyone else. Ten gig of data to use If you're on an unlimited that could mean hotspot if you're not unlimited that's just your data bucket so those things are happening So as far as your carrier goes there's probably some sort of extra bonus there that you are entitled to or that they're handing out for now and all these things have dates on them. But for the most part for the next two months and then that could change From their youtube and Net flicks are starting to lower resolution on a streaming. Not necessarily so much in the US. Why Think Youtube did right? Then you to drop to standard definition to sort of when you load anything but you can toggle that up if you want But in Europe like Netflix and Youtube. And I think there's more they're all dropping down to standard definition to try to help release the Russia relieve the The weight of all of our Internet connections right now since we're all on constantly. T. Mobile's offering free youtube premium for two months as part of T. Mobile Tuesday's if your team oh because we get that you can get title both of their you. I should say either. One of their premium tears four dollars for four months if you need a streaming music service and then as Tim Sake movies earlier all which are movies are just kind of skipping theaters. Since they're not really open right now and going straight to digital releases so it's a bunch of movies ever in theaters like Disney's onward like by that now if you want to ahead of time that's all coming to Disney plus soon so there's a whole bunch of stuff all these companies are doing to kind of you know. Help keep us together which I do appreciate because most of the time they're out to rob us so it's good that there were coming together here La- There's lots of other stuff going on in that sort of area by the kind of the big ones just to pay attention to the big thing again is. If you're having trouble paying your bill just contact whoever it is whether it's comcast your home Internet or verizon or team away. Td just contact them and they will work with you to keep you connected is kind of the big

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Netflix, YouTube, Disney, Facebook downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19

This Week in Tech

02:35 min | 3 months ago

Netflix, YouTube, Disney, Facebook downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19

"Flicks and Youtube and Amazon have all reduced video quality and also facebook and instagram have have reduced video quality and Europe. Because they're concerned that everybody's using consumer networks and that it's going to be overloaded. People won't be able to do work and and function so. That's that's actually a really kind of a weird thing. Suddenly there is no high quality video to be had in Europe. It was the same time that the. Isp's here are lifting data caps showing. What nonsense that whole thing is that was my takeaway on that too? Oh you don't need the data caps anymore Oh that's interesting well. I don't WanNa knock them because thank you. It's generous but I wonder how hard it's going to be for them to turn those back on now that we know it's not because of lack of capacity They won't stop them. Netflix did not do no. Of course I nothing will stop comcast Netflix In the US did not do the same thing and somebody said it was because of the infrastructure. Netflix is set up. I don't know if this is true. But it makes sense to me Netflix. Do you remember they offered that. What was it called the Open Open Network Alliance something that they offered? Isp's where you would host a Netflix box in your network center so that your customers would actually be getting netflix. Not over the public Internet but from within the network and apple does this. For instance apple has a Netflix server. When you're watching Netflix on apple they're streaming it I think through their network through their CDs. We were talking about that when we were talking about net neutrality and how complicated that in fact is because you already have you know the super head. The deserves a Lixin Youtube primarily hosting. You know so. So that's how we came to understand that the whole net neutrality thing is about between the ISP and the and the and the user at home but But yeah that's a no doubt that is a very different situation in Europe than it is in the United States. I guess maybe they didn't do this This I think some other is peace. I think comcast Hosts some Netflix Netflix boxes? In data center as well so that was the ideas. Comcast Cox Spectrum. Your little guys would have a Netflix box. So wouldn't clog up the public internet and I would imagine if that was widespread in the US. I think for Awhile. Comcast said we're not going to do it and I think maybe they've done it eventually but The idea was you know that would really ease Internet bandwidth.

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The COVID-19 crisis is making the internet more available

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

04:31 min | 3 months ago

The COVID-19 crisis is making the internet more available

"Millions of people and more every day are working from home or learning from home during the corona virus outbreak. And that means we need the internet now more than ever Wi fi virtual private networks to connect securely to work broadband cellular connections so is our digital infrastructure up to the task and how can companies and even cities prepare for such a massive unplanned experiment. Jonathan Rankin tall is the former chief information officer. For the city of Palo Alto California. He says there's enough infrastructure but it isn't always evenly distributed there is available bandwidth in the US the big telcos of builds some significant infrastructure across the country. What we're going to have to see is communities. Get access to that broadband. They're still in the United States. Nineteen million people who don't have access to broadband in part of the problem is it can be a little expensive for for many homes and also just some communities. Don't have the prerequisite technology in place. So maybe having millions of Americans all of a sudden do remote work. It's going to act as a strong encouragement for government intervention more spending and for the Telco companies to also step up as well where they're still got right and we have seen even just in the last few days companies say that they're going to drop data caps that they're going to increase speeds for lower income users is going to be any going back after that. I think we're GONNA have a lot of questions I mean. I hope people to wash their hands after this event is over. These are good behaviors and we need to continue them. Some of our experience suggests that if we get over this we may go back to our old routine and all the wonderful things that the private sector's doing to step up right now. Dr. Mayo resort to the way we've been doing things. I don't know the answer to that. You know it'll depend how things really start to progress over the next few weeks I think if it's long term which I certainly hope not people will get used to it and there might be a greater inclination to to keep it in place or perhaps offer access to lower income communities providing them with reduced course and more access as we see more people effectively adopting remote work because it works right like. Do you think this is the moment when we will all say? Oh Hey turns out? The Internet really is a utility. Well I think we'd all agree now that the Internet is magical. It's absolutely magical me liquid. It's enabling us to not only have millions and millions of workers all over the world work from home but it's allowing scientists to collaborate in a speed that we've never seen before collaborating on vaccines sharing information between science organizations and governments and working on the medicine so the Internet you know we have to say is is quite a magical platform for humanity right. Let's talk about security for a bit. What do companies have to do? I mean some companies work with very sensitive information and require people to be offsite even to onsite to access it. What can they do? There's gotta be continual investment in Cybersecurity. This is not a you. Write a check once and you're good to go. You got to build a little department depending on the size of organization immature big airline company or a bank. You're going to have a huge security organization and you're going to be investing likely hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars a year in keeping the security good so on the enterprise side for sure absolutely for sure. The costs are high in their continuing. To increase on the home side. Does enough low cost tools. I mean there's actually a handful of VPN software that a home user can console that's free and then there's some premium services that are relatively low cost so if you got VPN some backup software. Antivirus and anti malware. You're you're in good shape you know in the twenty first century. Don't we can guarantee that you're going to have absolute security. This is something we're going to have to live with and fight for a longtime Jonathan. Rankin tall is the former chief information officer for the city of Palo Alto California. He also wrote the book smarter cities for Dummies when it comes to the digital divide and making sure everyone has access to the magic some. Isp's are stepping up. Spectrum is offering sixty days of free access to homes WHO HAVE KIDS IN K. Through twelve or college students if they don't already have it comcast says it's doing the same for low income households in its service areas

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"comcast" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

11:33 min | 5 months ago

"comcast" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"I'm Chris L. WITH ME IN STUDIO Mr Bill Barker. Thanks for being here. We got some earnings earnings starting to heat up we've got some airlines. We've got some consumer goods. We're going to start with one of your favorite companies because it's it's based in your home country of Philadelphia comcast a fourth quarter profit and revenue for comcast came in higher than expected If it was just that that'd probably be great but it was it. It was mixed in the sense that broadband is growing for comcast but cord. Cutting is also growing the number of people just cutting the cord on on comcast television services. that's on the rise. Yeah that's on there is and okay the stock staff a little bit today but it's up about forty percent Over the last year. We're so some pretty high expectations embedded into you. Know the current Operations for the company. And if it had no response to the cord cutting that would be a bigger problem. It is a problem. It's losing I think. This is the eleventh consecutive quarter where it's lost pay TV customers and it's got peacock coming out. the NBC branded You know service. It's going to compete with Disney plus and apple plus the five other things that you can name and so it's got a competitor. A little bit late not too late in the game. What do you think about it? I think it's it's interesting that comcast with their peacock video streaming service. They are making the very clear decision. We are not going to be spending a ton of money on this. We're I'm not going to be spending a lot on original content. We're going so from an economic standpoint. I think if you're a comcast shareholder maybe maybe maybe you feel pretty good about this. Because it's not like they are gonNA say Netflix but really it's apple I mean if you look look at the numbers that apple is spending per episode reportedly on their shows. I mean it's apple. They have all the money in the world. They can do that. But you know for for the profits offense comcast generates. I think it's an interesting and probably at least out of the gate. A smart decision by Brian Roberts and his brain trust the comcast to go this route. Probably Smart I mean you'd Make a lot of money betting on his moves being smart ones Or you have over the last last couple of decades And I think that You know an indication of the degree to which they are doing this on the cheap which I think is kind of how you framed it a little bit not on the cheap but certainly their faces. You're not framing it that way. But that's what I heard from. You sure let's go with that Is the fact that one of the sort of premier new offerings that you're going to be able to get on. The service is a reboot of saved by the bell. Which I think to me underlines doing it on the cheap? You're saying it's not it's not the reports of uh you know apple saying we're going to spend fifteen million dollars per episode on this Jason Momoa futuristic show or Picard or the the man delorean Laurean or something like that saved by the bell. One assumes less in space than these other things so therefore a little easier to You know spend only ten fifteen bucks per episode absolutely and Let's not forget that they have a comcast owns NBC all the NBC properties. They've got the Olympics coming this summer so they will probably be using peacock to serve up a summer Olympic content. I'm assuming zooming and they will probably be promoting the hell out of peacock on their television network during the summer Olympics. Yeah I think that's all pretty accurate. And and so in the meantime Internet use growing high high speed broadband sales And installation that sort of thing there. making up more than making up for the lost PAYTV subscribers with increased Internet and over time. It's looks like it'll be the the larger chunk of their revenues news. Let's move on to the airlines. We've got three airlines. That came out with fourth quarter results. Jet Blues Profits and revenues came in higher than unexpected Different story for Amazon and South West. You just because those two airlines have the seven thirty seven Max which is grounded so southwest prophets were down more than twenty percent in the fourth quarter because of the seven thirty seven. Max and American you know the profits were up. I would say despite having the seven thirty seven Max. Yeah I was GonNa say this is going to be correction week because the first time through Amazon rather than American. And we'll we'll edit that out you know what I'm not going to get any email from people at American Airlines or Amazon. I don't think in the way that I did. I clearly offended the people in Sweden Sweden for saying that Davos in Sweden. So and but you didn't offend the Swiss. I don't know if we have dozens of listeners. In Switzerland like we do in Sweden I would I would think Sweden wouldn't be offended by that. They'd be offended by your our generic American lack of knowledge of basically quickly everything outside of America. That's probably so on behalf of Switzerland. Perhaps they were offended. Exactly and rising. Switzerland's honor Yes all part of the European Union Union or not. Who can remember as part of that this week? Can we get back to the airlines. Yes we can not Okay so the difference between the way Amazon. John doesn't have an airline yet right and I was GONNA say because people may have listened to that and thought I I haven't been following do they. Have you know. Are they taking over airlines too. They've got a pretty big logistics. Look you talk about Amazon five days a week right four. Let's not talk about today. Despite your attempts to do so American Airlines lines different from Amazon. Despite what you may have heard earlier in the day jet blue doing a little better in part is because they don't have exposure to the the the Boeing Max problem Southwest really has large exposure to that that's mostly Known embedded in built into the expectations -tations of today's numbers but still I think off a little bit And jetblue seemingly doing a little better Doing well with their cost cutting operations. which is what they highlighted in their report? And I don't own jet blue but I'm I always like to see just as someone one who is generally a fan of business. I liked to see companies. Come out and say this is our plan. This is how long it's going to take. And then at the ended that timeframe they actually hold themselves accountable and say okay this is what we did. You know an JEB. Lose case it's a three year cost cutting plan that they executed and and it's paying off for them and their shareholders. Literally can we go to Boeing for a second. Because Dave Calhoun has been the CEO of Boeing for about. I'm I'M GONNA the Ballpark two or three weeks. Let's call it a month. And he came out on Wednesday and was I think trying to be very optimistic. And even bullish about Boeing as any CEO would want to be bullish about their company but he said something. And I'm I don't know if you heard this but I'm I'm curious to get your take on this. Because he talked specifically about Boeing's dividend and he said we're not cutting the dividend unless something dramatic changes and I feel like that's a mistake to say out loud for publication because when companies cut their dividend they are given the opportunity to share with the investing public. Why they're cutting the dividend? Dave Calhoun wound has now just basically removed any interpretation we as investors get to make. He's already said. Oh if we cut the dividend in six months which by the way as completely plausible as they continue to have troubles with the seven thirty seven Max and so if they come out and cut the dividend even just a little bit everyone rightfully is gonna point back to this comment and be like. Wow I guess something dramatic change top. Possibly he's look it certainly. He's inherited a very difficult situation and being well paid to inherit the situation. And you know and the Nice thing is he's got an easy act to follow. Yes and so that's always a plus Yes and he's being well paid and even if he fails at the job he'll be well paid to leave because those the rules of that game and I think that Yeah if you know if somebody missteps on park like part of a sentence early on in their job I note it and you know way it accordingly But I think one interpretation it is. It's it's safe. We can never be sure that there won't be something dramatic. We're not even Calling what has happened. So far dramatic from the perspective of a dividend cut We're not trying to belittle the the consequences of it but Visa via dividend. It's not dramatic matic enough now. We can't control everything that's going to happen in future. And they can't and it so airlines are pretty poor poor performing stocks over the long term That's really still been the case Although they've gotten a little bit better Over the last five five years airlines is a whole family return one and a half percent markets returned of about twelve percent so pretty bad last three and five years for these things and it is largely attributable to the fact that it is not only a heavily regulated industry but for the most part one on which people are not complaining about too many regulations Especially in light of something like seven thirty seven Max that that people look at that and I think today there was a report from department transportation defending their work and saying look we sort of we. Didn't we didn't drop the ball here. But we've got thirty two recommendations to ourselves about ways to improve this oversight so you know the outcome some of this is contrary to much of the rest of the disadvantage rations. work on regulations which is to find signed all of them. Hunt them down and kill them if possible not to do so in in the airline industry so That inherently affects your profitability profitability. And all three of these stocks are you getting getting the job done as businesses but really not keeping up the rest of the market. All right. We'll get to consumer goods earnings in just a second but quick shoutout to Gramley Gramley writing assistant that makes you look look and sound smarter whether you're at school at work or on the go..

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"comcast" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry

Artificial Intelligence in Industry

09:35 min | 11 months ago

"comcast" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry

"So to get given specific metrics. I know that the algorithm figure out how do i have to choose and modify these rules to get loads of uvira outcome at audible got it and so it sounds as though you explain things that way as opposed to letting people consider a._i._d._s. this sort of be this magical conjuring box instead you sort of say this. Is you know maybe the opposite of programming used to be done. Think about it as another tool where we do things this way so it sounds like maybe this this analogy is a is a level center for you in getting past that misconception of you know the the magic a._i. Blackbox fox correct but also like a._m. L. more approachable because one of the things i learned in the corporate setting especially the last company like that if you have a central team that machine so i lead the center of machine learning research at contest it just doesn't scale to all the problems that you have different yeah and so the best way that has worked for us is to kind of identify problems find out some good patterns that would work for this kind of problem areas but then we need to take it to the next month work very closely. Oh sweet win the subject right comcast safe. There could be people who built a wifi gateway. The people who build the nitty home devices <music> ore is setup where the x one or the software that runs on fox's recommendation systems etc product team to work closely with them because they are the ones who understand this part of the world or the device that yes so now. We want to get the most out of machine. Learning is has to be audit relationship between both where bay kind of maybe new lock statements so that we get more insight into what happens in there. Are we provide them the truth. Tell them what examples the machine learning already does well for richland but doesn't and also to see if like if we use like there's a lot of focus is interpreted ability. You understand the model right. It's what we kind of. Get out are those tools actually make sense and matching they understanding up their system right because that way you will trust they say oh yeah the mid would take me a long time to to kind of optimize then you actually machine learning and the getting better results than before so how can we do more right because it makes my job easier i can and do things better and focus on contract tom than i could do and that's kind of like one of the coaches of food <hes> making for related programming break open the black box so that they can also see that the authors makes sense and they won't by then basically we do the gap and give them the tools so that they can do a lot of stuff themselves and they become empowered to shooter game. I'd like that actually that kind of framing. I have a feeling that the majority of the folks listening in are likely to be the the people who you speak with the functional business heads but i think think getting an idea of how a technical fellow like yourself has to make this accessible make it approachable like you said breakdown kind of that initial wall hopefully <unk> for some of the people listening listening in trying to scale a i in their own enterprises some of these tenants these principles might similarly make a accessible for them so hoping that we have some transfer of lessons here and i guess maybe that that can take us into serve our next point here around expectation so when it comes to getting started with a i mean comcast is reasonably far along wrong in some facets of the business. I'm sure in terms of leveraging a._i. I and others maybe less so but when you think about what to expect what business leaders should expect going going in. What would you wanna get across so you know maybe you're tasked with some new big recommendation project or something around payment fodor whatever the case may be. What do you wanna make sure those business people understand. Is you get into a brand new machine learning project in an enterprise so i think one of the fundamental things that someone has to understand instead traditionally early and we talked about program right the main focus was on developing algorithms to achieve a certain so now with machine learning a._i. It's it's not just the other them but it's also the data. That's a being used to determine the machine. Learning training then the data is also part of the algorithm during every execution in the way because the data determines the eventual also and so that means <hes> to be able to successively youth machinery i that you have to we start on the data side and make sure that your data pipelines are treated with the same care and attention that traditionally you are gave to your software development. I was making it all and i think that's something that is often clear so i love this. Remember exactly who footage together but we use as many of my talks which is out of the hierarchy of new okay go ahead yeah. This is interesting so basically kirby. How one thing builds up on the other and like the first one is that you have to instrument czar on your systems systems sufficiently so that they output data that you then can use later on to make decisions right once you have done that which is really f._b._i. Occasion level where every developers should output the information they might be familiar then afterwards you have to set up the right right and <hes> infrastructure to be able to transport the data store the data secure the data access to once you have done that. They have to look into ways to ensure the data quality so that you notice that things are changing from the conditions when models were being trained is gonna be simple. Statistics six rangers aggregations etc.

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"comcast" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

"That disney put on the table is actually dilute of disney shareholders per our analysis however as they reduced the amount of equity that they put in deal increase the cash even at today's low rates deal becomes less and less dilute of and actually a little bit of creative here so depending upon the the elections of cash versus stock so it's actually for disney from a near term perspective a little bit better believe it or not and then i think just kind of goes to i think it reflects the fact that i think investors feel like this might be a knockout punch by disney well taking a look at the shares of comcast on the other hand you don't comcast investors don't seem to have liked steal the stock is down nearly eighteen percent so far this year today basically unchanged you think that the if indeed disney walks away with this that this will be something that we positive for comcast i think so in a short term you're exactly right their stock has been down this year it's been under performing even charter which is another cable company and i think the concern there with comcast was just exactly what happened that they would try to use their balance sheets that make a big acquisition and then and you know really limit the amount of stock can buy back or the amount they could invest in some of their other core businesses and i think comcast investors while they're obviously very supportive of brian robertson is manager team i think they feel like the fox assets are not as critical to the future of comcast as they might be for disney as a result i don't think comcast's shareholders were quite as supportive of the comcast management board as shareholders have proven to be so the question then will be a what is pump cast do here in response to the disney bid and b if they lose where does comcast go next do they try to cobble together some assets like a discovery communications like some other media companies that might be out there like some film studios that might replicate in some way the assets that they did not get with fox thank you so much for being with us and i'm sure we'll be following this on an ongoing basis as the saga continues to play out pulse weenies us director of research and senior media and internet analyst for bloomberg intelligence.

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"comcast" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"Nineteen percent premium basically to disney's allstock offer so there's going to be a bidding more that's what that that has started and comcast abc comcast they'll have to make a decision you know comcast offered to buy fox last year but was spurned away by fox which made a deal with disney because they were worried about the regulatory hold up with comcast but comcast that they were gonna make an all cash bid all cash is pretty sexy for even businesses so they're reviewing it disney's not talking about it i don't know but there's a lot of things would change by the way this happens and a lot of heads would roll as they say move on money money money and this one comes to us from jakup lot of these people who are sending me emails i'm thank you you're finding me again because some of you are people that have emailed me in the past but i haven't heard from you in a long time k delaney i don't know if you saw the list i know you like lists and numbers because you even have a segment about numbers i saw something in the usa today about the fifty worst cities to live in and i guess the metrics were quality of life hard to measure.

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"comcast" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"Nineteen percent premium basically to disney's allstock offer so there's going to be a bidding more that's what that that has started and comcast nbc comcast they'll have to make a decision you know comcast offered to buy fox last year but was spurned away by fox which made a deal with disney because they were worried about the regulatory hold up with comcast but comcast said they were gonna make an all cash bid all cash is pretty sexy for even businesses so they're reviewing it disney's not talking about it i don't know but there's a lot of things would change by the way if this happens and a lot of heads would roll as they say this move on money money money and this one comes to us from jakup lot of these people who were sending me emails i'm thank you you're finding me again cause some of you are people that have emailed me in the past but i haven't heard from in a long time k delaney i don't know if you saw the list i know you like lists and numbers because you even have a segment about numbers i saw something in the usa today about the fifty worst cities to live in and i guess the metrics were quality of life hard to measure.

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"comcast" Discussed on WGTK

WGTK

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on WGTK

"Nineteen percent premium basically to disney's allstock offer so there's going to be a bidding more that's what that that has started and comcast nbc comcast they'll have to make a decision you know the comcast offered to buy fox last year but was spurned away by fox which made a deal with disney because they were worried about the regulatory hold up with comcast comcast that they were gonna make an all cash bid all cash is pretty sexy for even businesses so they're reviewing it disney's not talking about it i don't know but there's a lot of things would change by the way if this happens and a lot of heads would roll as they say let's move on money money money and this one comes to us from jakup lot of these people who are sending me emails i'm thank you you're finding me again cause some of you are people that have emailed me in the past but i haven't heard from me in a long time k delaney i don't know if you saw the list i know you like lists and numbers because you even have a segment about numbers i saw something in the usa today about the fifty worst cities to live in and i guess the metrics were quality of life hard to measure.

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"comcast" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

AM 1350 WEZS

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS

"Nineteen percent premium basically to disney's allstock offer so there's going to be a bidding more that's what that that has started and comcast nbc comcast they'll have to make a decision you know the comcast offered to buy fox last year but was spurned away by fox which made a deal with disney because they were worried about the regulatory hold up with comcast but comcast that they were gonna make an all cash bid all cash is pretty sexy for even businesses so they're reviewing disney's not talking about it i don't know but there's a lot of things would change by the way this happens and a lot of heads would roll as they say it's move on money money money and this one comes to us from jakup lot of these people who are sending me emails i'm thank you you're finding me again because some of you are people that have emailed me in the past but i haven't heard from me in a long time k delaney i don't know if you saw the list i know you like lists and numbers because you even have a segment about numbers i saw something in the usa today about the fifty worst cities to live in and i guess the metrics were quality of life hard to measure.

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"comcast" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Along with other things which is the entire stake in hulu right i don't think there i think that's all fox's controlling interest is in hulu at the moment so it'd be the entirety of their interests in hulu i think you know when i read the story but you on this sort of like i don't know like one big company buys fox or another one does the hulu thing is interesting to me because hulu has along with amazon and netflix and some some other networks had some original content successes lately right and that is something that a lot of companies want to get a bite of thirty percent stake well okay but that seems like a long with the whole film arm of this that this is probably very attracted to a company like comcast no i mean look comcast already i mean i said earlier in the show we really are heading to a place where it's two main competitors and media whether we like it or not that's where we're headed if we don't like it we should do something about it i guess but it seems like that's kind of how we're going to go here's my thinking comcast already owns nbc and then all the nbc owned properties sifi i can't think of them all but all the nbc cable channels all of that stuff already this would now be comcast owning what would have been one of the big four rival networks and therefore owning two of them now disney owns one of them also it's cbs abc always forget which one my brain isn't abc babysit so so they're they're similar but not quite in that they don't have to major networks that are normally pitted against one another having them under the same roof to me that seems like weird competition rule breaking and i don't know anything about those law.

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"comcast" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Work and we actually roger and i talked to justin last thursday about this and both of us were sort of like gamblin how's that work is it a big deal so luckily we will be bit him tomorrow to talk a little bit more about the story and what it means all right let's talk a little more about comcast comcast comcast confirms its preparing to buy large portions of twenty first century fox including fox's thirty percent stake in hulu for a rumored sixty billion dollars as part of a hostile bid you might recall while disney currently has a fifty two point four billion offered to buy the same company the sale does not include fox news fox business with the fox broadcasting company separately comcast is in the process of trying to acquire sky as well which is a british pay tv network we're gonna talk about this a little later in the show but a lot of speculation going on are not too far from a reality where most of the content in media of this world will be owned by one of two corporations disney or comcast and they will be fighting until the end so for those who are worried about not having enough competition in the future when it comes to the stuff at least we'll have to two choices out there they're going to own everything and i don't know how i feel about it but we will talk way more in the middle of the show cisco's talos intelligence group says that more than a half a million routers and network devices and fifty four countries have been infected with malware it's called f p r sorry vpn filter which contains a kill switch for routers can still log ins and passwords and can monitor industrial control systems that last one makes me nervous the pin filter has infected routers in the ukraine in particular with a spike and infections in the cran may eighth and may seventeenth towels reacher researchers say routers from lynxes microtek net gear teepee link they're all affected and they use malware shares that many of the same code is you are sorry that the malware shares many of the same code us used in known russian cyber attacks and called the attack quote likely state sponsored unquote well that's comforting paragraph isn't it yeah.

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"comcast" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"I don't know you have multiple floors where it's very wide might have wifi issues and the idea behind these pods are to plug in a bunch of them and little electrical outlets throughout the home so that you have a very short distance of better wifi i love that it's a clever approach to mesh networking you don't have like two or three big satellites you have a bunch of tiny little things that you plug into the socket it's it's pretty clever i wonder if you can use comcast's x fi even if you're not on comcast i guess you can but then it it's interesting solution for good price i suppose what yeah that's a good question i know the plume hardware and comcast internet software work in tandem but it sounds like comcast is like well you know we'll just make our own maybe you know go at comcast store website in bias expec and then use it to your own network i guess you maybe you cannot enough that's a interesting question we will follow up tomorrow speaking of comcast this is actually some bad news for comcast kind of terrible news actually a bug in comcast website a specific website used to activate expensively routers can be tricked into displaying the home address where the router is located also the wifi name and also the wifi password the researchers who discovered the bug said only customer id and the customers house or apartment number is needed that could be something you could find in a discarded bill or in an email comcast has removed the option from its website for now.

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"comcast" Discussed on Altered Geek

Altered Geek

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on Altered Geek

"I don't know it's just not working out i think it could have something to do with two i have at and t for my internet service and i am going to be going back to comcast shortly just because my years up and the price is going up in so i'll be able to sign up for about half the cost of paying now for comcast in get actually the same speed so if i paid when i'm paying now at at and t i could triple what i'm getting on at and t through comcast so i i may be making a return to game streaming soon with with going back to comcast because like i said at and t kinda sucks for that and i noticed that one i had switched at and t my internet was not capable of doing a livestream ninety for games but for video so win win i get the comcast setup i plan to do some livestream altered geek episodes as well as livestream gaming i'm not entirely sure what platform though in that's kind of what got me a little puzzled like i'm not i i've been on this a while and i've been trying to do research on it there's a bunch of players in the game i know about twitch i know about ut gaming youtube gaming as pfeiffer the easiest for me to stream through i have the setup for it it's it's great however i know that a lot of people do twitch.

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"comcast" Discussed on IOT Podcast

IOT Podcast

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on IOT Podcast

"Flows are is they they're usually about four devices they're not as complicated as some of the flows i used to try to do but string if i was a mess because making a flow was so hard in having all these pre configured for you is actually really nice so gay comcast totally agree and again neither you nor i have a comcast for video provider a lot of what they're doing the string of fis tying into the finnity excellent video platform so while you may be a string affi user you may not have access to everything can offer if you're not a comcast x one subscriber so yes now as a i recommend so string affi competes most closely with you know me which is a sponsor but you know he's a little bit easier to use and they're they're both going in the same direction here so load one or the other in start playing around with him as the best way i can tell you two they're both free comcast's still lets people who are not comcast customers use string affi by the way they also added lucianne support so now they've got support for cassetta lighting serena shades and the carrier corps thermostats so yeah they're folks who use android where they have a injured where watch out for the first time as well so you can easily one tap or voice control your scenes in flows yes now you will not be able to set up your flows on the at watch which menu shouldn't be able to on that small screen so yeah those flows they're tough.

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"comcast" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Flows are is they they're usually about four devices they're not as complicated as some of the flows i used to try to do but string if i was a mess because making a flow was so hard in having all these pre configured for you is actually really nice so gay comcast totally agree and again neither you nor i have a comcast for video provider a lot of what they're doing the string of fis tying into the finnity excellent video platform so while you may be a string affi user you may not have access to everything can offer if you're not a comcast x one subscriber so yes now as a i recommend so string affi competes most closely with you know me which is a sponsor but you know he's a little bit easier to use and they're they're both going in the same direction here so load one or the other in start playing around with him as the best way i can tell you two they're both free comcast's still lets people who are not comcast customers use string affi by the way they also added lucianne support so now they've got support for cassetta lighting serena shades and the carrier corps thermostats so yeah they're folks who use android where they have a injured where watch out for the first time as well so you can easily one tap or voice control your scenes in flows yes now you will not be able to set up your flows on the at watch which menu shouldn't be able to on that small screen so yeah those flows they're tough.

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"comcast" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM

WMEX 1510 AM

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM

"Because he's a bomb apparently a hand he went to comcast the try and get that rectified only to have the tell a blurred out for everyone to hear that he has gone through bankruptcy i go onto comcast yesterday because i i have right now i have um directtv which i love and i had a why are you going to comcast a because i also have for internet direct tv in my area which is crazy directive he doesn't offer internet service and i don't know why but they don't so i have to everrising of rising for internet at home sucks those it also so happens of rising does not have files in my area which is their faster of files isn't that much better trust me really yes okay so i i only have rise in it sucks the past couple of days animal live my modems not work on i f this socalled comcast comcast they'll i'm talking to the woman on the phone and this is a couple of days ago a little woman on on the phone and she's like well what kind of service you want your own what the internet blah blah blah and comes up she does okay while i see here you have a couple other ah a accounts that are uh pass do uh a carried the invention of the computer totally forgot about the new law turns out a three three three past to account as do aqa and i'm like crap and now cheese i i could a sworn i paid those fema said well do you wanna dispute them i said yes i do want to dispute them slides tuna them thinking yeah i pay them and then she said okay well let's process the order and will you could dispute that and blah blah.

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"comcast" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM

WMEX 1510 AM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM

"I go onto comcast yesterday because i i have right now i have um directtv which i love you going to comcast a because i also have for internet direct tv in my area which is crazy directed he does not offer internet service and i don't know why but they don't so i have to have horizon of rising for internet at home sucks does it also so happens of rising does not have files in my area which is their faster files isn't that much better trust me really yes okay so i i only have rising it sucks the past couple of days i'm alive mom my modems not working so i'm like all right f this socalled comcast and get comcast so i'm talking to the woman on the phone and this is a couple of days ago talking the woman on on the phone and she's like well what kind of service you want only want the internet blah blah blah and she comes up she does okay while i see here you have a couple other a accounts that are a pass do uh a got the invention of the computer totally forgot about the new law turns out on a three three three past to account as do a guy and i'm like oh crap and i'm like cheese i i could have sworn i paid those if she said well do you wanna dispute them i said yes i do want to dispute downsides to them thinking yeah i pay them and then she said okay well let's process the order and well you know you could dispute that and blobel the process it what kind of internet you want us at the fastest she got so i'm she's got hooked me up with this blast internet whatever from comcast michael a man got it then then i got an email like the next day sorry share to you pass counts the.

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"comcast" Discussed on Exponent

Exponent

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on Exponent

"Around something that so fundamental to an economy it just blows my mind that we are having a debate around how we should be regulating something that's been given away into the hands of private enterprise when it probably shouldn't be there in the first place it's exactly right and that's why were reduced to this argument where i'm favoring like i think we need more investment in broadband yeah like i i don't think we're done like if we were done if like this is as fast as it's ever going to be with everything we ever need then regulate away it doesn't really matter like giant eight at comcast can pave their frican lawyers i don't really care but it's because i think broadband investment is tied to innovation in the internet making a difference so it's choosing like people like how can you not see these problems i see the problem my entire career is based on writing about incentives and structures youth don't think i can't see the incentive in structural problems with leading the ice icp's run free rein of course i can see it but i can also see we have the same instead of the structural problems in building out faster and faster networking which is critical to the economy of the future so the trade off is between do you want the speedy set up that drives investment in broadband or you at the speed set up that risks that but insurers we were trading content fairly inappropriately like that's the trade off it's not a blackandwhite issue it's the choice between two horrific choices and it it is a choice of to horrific choices an like i think that's that boils down and i think that the reason people come out on one side on the other is just base that i mean speaking personally like i see the value in these small companies creating these new technologies that that have made such an impact on on the wall but your your counterpoint around you need a pipe appropriately sized in order to carry them is absolutely right and you you end up spinning round in circles around.

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"comcast" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

TalkRadio 630 KHOW

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"comcast" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

"Want goes in and grabs the mail puts it on their tudor the other just innerfade i was type what what what is this question i totally missed his microsoft outlook is not interfacing with comcast here's the deal is it a microsoft problem or is it a comcast problem you rally is setting in outlook that's what i think i mean because i mean i don't think comcast did anything they simply have their email and they're broadband and and you have to configure mike what's the air you get like can you go in to ten you go online to your comcast account and get your email two comcast and get my email but x ten i'd go in crew right microsoft our new just got set it up right that's all there is to ask what he's saying he's having a club are hold on a second hold on luke okay he saying he went through comcast a he went through microsoft and comcast won't won't cooperate so liu exactly what do you need comcast to do i went through microsoft microsoft work with me i've been on the prone to both corporation can you answer me this though because i i understand your frustration what you want what do you want comcast to do just tell me what you want them to do i would like them to resolve the problem they can't necessarily that if it's not there problem early cruiser okay loop i'm gonna tell you something by contract okay i want to help you put you have to know something by contract the only thing microsoft the only thing comcast has to do is provide you with email and they do you can go on and get your email they do not guarantee that it interfaces with any thirdparty server now you they should help.

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