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How to Play an Audible Book in a Routine

Voice in Canada

00:57 sec | Last week

How to Play an Audible Book in a Routine

"Community. If you're not part of our Facebook Community as I always like to schedule you, you can join that at a l e x a in Canada Community. Here's the question and I love this. Ken says is there a way to open an audible book within a routine? I'd like to start a routine on Echo Auto. When I get in my car to say Lexi, let's go that will then tell me the weather and traffic reports and open my latest audiobook. I know I can manually say it but our lives are all about Automation and can I totally agree with you is I love this question and Pete Pete Brady who is often helping us out here and I really appreciate that Pete. He says, yes, he can here's what you do you use the plate music action and you type wage my audible book as the play text and my library as the provider you can't specify which book so will read your most recent, but there you go, and it also works for Kindle as wage. That's a great tip heat. So I really really appreciate that one. And can there you go. I know Ken jumped on that

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Mass evacuations underway as wildfire erupts in California's Napa Valley

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:39 sec | 3 weeks ago

Mass evacuations underway as wildfire erupts in California's Napa Valley

"Of thousands of homes and businesses were already evacuated today in the Napa Valley, Northern California, parts of California's wine country incinerated by a wildfire that continues to burn out of control. Fire evacuation proper, powerful Wayne's gusting up to 50 MPH fan the flames overnight, more than quadrupling the the number number of of acres acres burned burned in in Napa Napa and and Sonoma Sonoma County's County's and and an an instant instant home home after after home, home, nestled nestled along along the the hillsides hillsides quickly quickly became became kindle kindle ing. ing. Nearly Nearly 80,000. 80,000. People have been ordered to evacuate CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vaguely Adi and Santa Rosa, California

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Review

Books and Boba

04:52 min | Last month

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Review

"With, the heart of an ad with tail and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama. The empress of salt and fortune is tightly and lushly written narrative about empire storytelling and the anger of women a young royal from the far north sent south for a political marriage alone in sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles horr- is to power through the eyes of her handmaiden at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy. That's I remember when this book got a buzz. The Library Journal said it was the day of the month buzzfeed said it was A. Pretty much like the fantasy novel of Spring Twenty Twenty. So I was really excited about it plus handmaidens tail and a political drama. Yeah. Sure. That's that sounds like something that I'm really interested in. Yeah. I mean my main thing is. I don't know if the handmaidens hill comparison is that are descriptive of what this story really is because to me, it definitely was a pro woman story, but I don't really know if I got handed until vibes besides the fact that there's like a handmaiden it you know I actually got more of. The handmaiden, the Korean movie. I got more of that five because that movie is It's told multiple multiple perspectives and us the story is not what seems like and you kind of have to like piece together everyone's motives and how their plans and motives like fit together. So it kind of reminded me more of that movie. Yeah, which is also based on a book. It's based on the fingersmith Sarah Waters, which I highly recommend. It's it's great. Yeah. It's also queer, which is you know this book is also very Queer Zaveri Queer friendly story. There is a lot of different characters on all sides of the LGBTQ spectrum I guess we can start with just how the story is set up. So the story is told through I guess, would you call the second person narrative? Is that what this is or now I? It's third person narrative right? Actually it's third person and then when it switches to flashbacks, swin rabbit is telling the story that's first person right so but basically the main character or the protect I mean tonight even protectionist right like the. I guess perspective character. Through the story. The main character is a monk or in this world, a cleric named chief who is coated as a non binary they go by them pronouns and their. Magical. Talking Bird companion who is actually like a supercomputer right? To go there like a bird that can remember an archive everything it sees and hears you know I had to Google what a what a hoopoe was his Like through context clues was like, okay, it's a bird but what this bird? Looks like Google Google. It was I mean right off the bat and we can talk about this later. Now we want but it's this book is Novella it's really short. It's one hundred and twenty eight pages I wanNA say or it's it's less than a hundred pages I'll wet. Okay. So I just checked how many pages it was on kindle. It's one hundred twelve pages. Okay. So even less yeah, and in those short on a pages, it does a ton of world building and I know this is something that you and I have thoughts about. But like to me, I feel like it did a lot of world building through giving really sparse details. Requiring the reader to kind of fill in the blanks. Right off the bat, you have a talking bird which took me a while to figure it was a bird. you have supernatural hungry ghosts. Yeah. And like implied magic in the world to there's allusions to Mejia's and whether magic like we mentioned. So like right off the bat it Kinda throws you into this world that the reader has to figure out what's going on through context lose. Totally independent of the actual narrative because I think even without the like fantastical. Does also stand alone on its own as like A. Story of political intrigue. In. Rebellion Yeah.

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Rihanna says she still loves Chris Brown, have 'a very close friendship'

Daily Pop

06:10 min | Last month

Rihanna says she still loves Chris Brown, have 'a very close friendship'

"Today Daily Property Yana reveals she still loves Chris. Brown. Well, at least she did back in two thousand twelve oprah just reposted an interview to her super soul conversations podcast Arianna Open Dabbagh. Chris and whether she could forgive him, here's what she said. We've been working on our friendship began. Now we're very, very close friends. With built a trust again unless it like we love each other and probably always will an. Anything that we're going to try to team not something you can shut off if you've ever been in love You're seeing each other again. He's in a relationship of his own. I'm single. Do you think Chris Brown is a true love for you? Absolutely. I think he was the love of my life. He was the first love. And I see that he loved me the same way. A lot of people thought that it was unforgivable. Have you forgiven him? I have forgiven him. Wow. So this was a very serious and shocking interview. Do you think Riana still feels this way again, hundred mine the audience this isn't old interview that just got reposted. Here's the thing. And I said this in two, thousand twelve and I'm GonNa say it again in twenty twenty. For Riana I, feel like she never really got the closure she deserved in this situation. And anytime, there is three hundred and fifty million people influencing your decision you are going to go with what you think people want to see. So I truly believe had those photos not come out had we all known it? She probably would have went back into that relationship and then realized that it wasn't for her and then left but she never got that chance because everybody was in the business again I would not have told her to go back but I know some people do. And I know that's why a lot of relationships lingers because people never get that closure people feel like they never ever got that chance to say, Hey, I'm done I've grown out of this and I can't be a part of this. It's almost like she feels forced out of the relationship based on other people's opinions and everybody weighing in you know word on the street and this is super inside information. This I'm not even sure if this is correct, but there has been talks for years that this is obvious and it might have even been printed. So I don't know if I'm like dropping a bomb, but they've gotten into several altercations, physical altercations in the past where they were both. Physical towards each other right exact. Anyway. So there was a lot of speculation about that behind the scenes, kind of more under the radar for years that had been going on between them. Unfortunately, this incident did catch wind of the media and the public, and there were the photos that were leaked, which were absolutely horrific should have never happened so I do feel like you know that altercation happened when she was very much in love with somebody things got very out of hand and they were not okay H. and never get to that point. But then the entire world jumped in and was like you cannot love this man you need to leave. It was like, Whoa Whoa WHOA WHOA WHOA so it's kind of like one. J. Lo had to leave diddy when that whole court case was going on you know what I mean. It was just not good for her image she had to separate herself. So I feel like this does not surprise me at all that her feelings still linger. Of course, it was her first love they were like you feel that magnetic chemistry between them and then do you remember she did this interview and then she pop back up I was doing daily pop has more in the beginning and they had the the photo of them are in front of the car. You know what I'm talking about I was trying to forget that right now. I was trying to prevent it. They kindled for periods of time. Don't forget the birthday cake remix to when she came out with the song everybody say yes and then the remix came and it was him on the remix and she didn't want anybody. So it was like Oh. Maybe they're getting back together. Yeah Ain't nobody's business you remember that song. I know I it's such a complicated relationship with the pan. The band ain't got pulled off before she was ready to process it as remember in this interview, she goes on to talk about how it was. Really. took her long time to really realize where where she falls in like what love is supposed to look like because of her relationship with her father and she openly talked about how her father was used to her mother and so those when you grow up in that kind of situation, it's deeper than just. It's it's learning what love's supposed to look like learning love is and she was very young when this happened and as you guys said, it just took time to process all that I. Don't think that Riana still wants to be with Chris Brown in any way that ship has sailed I just think then there's like this love of while we never got to end it how we wanted to I never got that closure. It took me years to process how I even felt in that moment. I decided. No I feel like she wants to go back I feel like she wants to do it again but she knows that people are going to talk so much smack about her. If she goes back down people get week we're that bag I can't believe she did it I'm telling you. About. Why Since then I don't think. So yeah, why do you think the real quick Oprah's been reposting some of our old interviews, but she did not put a disclaimer like this is old this is from two thousand twelve. Do you think is kind of annoyed that this came out again? I don't think so I think when you go on Oprah, it's never easy conversation I. mean you had cookie Johnson talking about her husband's HIV status. You've had Whitney talked about her drug addictions Whitney Mother's talking about Sexuality Oprah is the place where you're going to go and have that hard conversation and once you say it, it's GonNa live on forever. So no, it's old t for sure but it's Oprah's status bill she pave.

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Microsoft releases Surface Duo

Android Central Podcast

08:59 min | 2 months ago

Microsoft releases Surface Duo

"Wasn't a surprise to anybody who was seeing the writing on the wall but I somebody who wasn't aware that Microsoft was preparing to release a phone or a surface duo that isn't quite a phone. The announcement happened. It happened on Tuesday. It was a pretty big deal for people who? have been looking forward to this product. It was announced alongside the surface neo, which was a is a windows ten x product that has been since delayed before we get into the actual product was this launch sped up at all like we were under the impression that it would come out later in twenty twenty perhaps in the fall or or or even the holiday season but now it's launching in September. What what happened to push up that launch if if anything? Yes. So chat out to Zach Boden, our senior editor who's been. Covering a lot of this and he's the one that's been a lot of the sourcing on this information. So important to talk with this device has been in development literally for five years at least conceptually up until now in a lot has changed since then you know the chemo. was interested in this idea of round two, thousand, fifteen apparently, and he started putting together how how they do stuff at that. One reason you don't get leaks for Microsoft, is they build stuff internally in this one building on campus they three d print everything. So it always stays internal, but he started printing up like basically two smaller screens and tach dumb start carrying them in his pocket. Investigating what was the ideal size here. and. Then we start hearing about around two thousand seventeen. She's started hearing around two thousand seventeen and back then it was GONNA be like windows mobile or maybe kind of windows ten device we weren't really sure and then windows quarrel West started coming out with information air, which is basically abstractions of way from the with the fundamental understanding of windows ten is. And then. Stuff basically change right? They made a decision some time I believe in two thousand, nineteen early on that they weren't going put windows ten on this or windows ten acts or windows quarter wes. For the simple fact that they needed mobile APPS. So they made this like pretty last minute change to go to android and because of that. You know. It was announced with the android a last year as you mentioned, and then it was gonna be holiday season for this year but the specs of the device haven't changed much mostly because they've been so focused on core aspects of the design and function -ality which we'll talk about later that you know it's running a snapdragon e fifty five we all know does have she does doesn't have certain features that people expect in their phones and the F. Samsung coming out with the full to, and we only have the flip and LG. So the market is already starting to move towards this. So they did speed up the release and it's not so much a sped it up cutting corners it just it's done. The hardware was already done for a while it was more about getting android onto this device and as you know and you can speak to a little bit. It's didn't just slap android on this they worked with Google what really makes us device interesting is just how good android To work on dual screens but because of that. They sped it up. And they want to get it out as soon as possible because we already know internally do oh to is in developments like you know calm people expect companies now to do yearly updates on phones yearly yearly releases I should say and that's pretty much can be the case here we're expecting and you can't. You don't want to release a phone in December or November and then released next ball you know knowing how like six or seven months eight months ago I mean some people would only buy with four months upgrade right you. You try to avoid that as much as possible. So yeah, they're trying to get if you're one plus which you do twice a year up. Yes. Right, they're crazy. Yeah. So but yeah so that that's concept long. It's been pushed up ahead of time, but it's basically finished. So it's good. Okay. So before we get into the android side of things, I, still want I wanNA linger on hardware a little bit because it is so important to talk about what you're getting. Panos Panay. So you mentioned Panos, this is the chief product officer of. Microsoft he's the person who stands on stage introducing all the surface products and over the last few years that's run the gamut from surface laptop to the surface book. To the surface pro, we have that massive surface screening. What's that thing called the studio studio which is beautiful. So. There's clearly a cohere cohesion in the hardware division right now that I it finds. Microsoft. Sort of at the peak of its game and I've been really impressed with it as somebody who does not really. Spend a lot of time in that world not nearly as much somebody like you. Tell me about the surface. Design as it relates to other surface products and what the intent is given that it is an android phone, ultimately how it plans to fit into that surface narrative if you will share I I just wanted to talk about a little bit about who this is four because this is such A. You know we're we're so used to win a phone comes out funding like some something from Samsung, for instance. It's a mass release consumer device Arabize by everybody wants it. Surfaces typically aren't like that you need to think of surface devices one as harass perations devices. So they're always a little bit more expensive. They're also things that other companies are supposed to look at like that's a good idea we should do that. Encourages companies to. Not necessarily copied design one for one but a to rip off of it basically to get inspired by do their own take And that sort of the role of surface duo it's not meant to compete with Samsung and apple at this level of like grandma's GonNa go by Jimmy down the streets going to go by my neighbor Bob. Want want it's it's not that you may look at it. It'd be like that's a cool idea. Someday I may want something like that. That is exactly It's built for Panos Panay. Send us like publicly it's built for fans of surface people who live in Microsoft ecosystem. That's a very small group of people admittedly, and that's their expectations here for a sales. You know it's and so when people complaining what type of price later on all this kind of stuff, I get it but at the same time. They see this as sort of just a foot in the door for this new category of devices they're hoping in a couple of years as they go through rations, other companies get evolved that prices come down that. Then it becomes that mass consumer device no different than how surface pro did the same thing whichever's pro came out years ago two, thousand twelve. People laughed at it. It got bad battery life had problems. It didn't. You'll people complain about lap ability like there's all this kind of stuff going on with that and he stuck with it now served pros a well established sort of concept in terms of two and once. So. Of. Markets for and terms of design. You know some people will point to courier, which goes back to two thousand nine. This is a Microsoft project that was internal. It's a hassle dating story about development they were supposed to. They basically came to Bill Gates and was like we can do like windows phone and mobile, or we can do this courier thing and they decided against her. Because it was too proprietary. It didn't actually run any version of windows everything in it was custom built firmware. So you couldn't run like out what God was all this custom. Stuff but you couldn't stall things. And there's some DNA there. Right. But you know four Panos is idea comes down to a digital mole skin. He's been obsessed with this idea I don't even know what it most until years ago, which is a fancy journal, right? It's a bound fancy journal that people in artists and creative people like to carry around and he loves his idea of like a small digital version of that March has always done this idea. That's why other displays are three two aspect ratio. They liked to base things off of what we already know magazines, books, things that work right you. You can criticise whether books you know analog books today are relevant, but the fact is there's something about. Books Right. Like we all have kindles we all love kindles but we also all love the idea sometimes if growing up with a nice book, just opening it up and dog eared the the pages that's where to concept of duo comes from his his idea of a dual screen. Digital Journal kind of device could also work on with two displays.

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How can I get an ebook cover designed?

Side Hustle School

02:37 min | 2 months ago

How can I get an ebook cover designed?

"Hey Chris, this is Britney from Madison Alabama and I've been listening to your show for two years. Now, I'm thinking about starting a side hustle. I want to publish my husband's sci-fi short stories and books on kindle direct publishing. My question is where can we get affordable editing and cover design? Do you believe this could be profitable? Thank you for hearing answer. Hey Brittany. Thank you so much for listening in Madison Alabama. I used to live there many years ago. Fun Fact. Now, this is a two part question technically a three part question. So as for the cover design, that part is pretty simple. So book cover design isn't establish subcategory on work for hire sites like fiber and up work I think it's totally fine to go to one of those sites and hire somebody to do the work there, and it will be quite affordable. You can get a good quality design with several revisions for a couple of hundred dollars at most, and they're probably going to be some options to pay a lot less depending on where you hire the person from some agencies working on uproar Cav hundreds of people in overseas locations where the price can be quite low. Now editing is a different matter because with editing I wouldn't just randomly hire someone you should I think about what you're looking for or your husband just thinking about it since he's the writer but maybe in some combination, are you guys looking for a developmental editor that somebody who will read through in suggests structural changes to improve the flow of the book? Are you looking for a copy editor who will go line by line and make lots of picky suggestions which are often helpful. I always have this love hate relationship with my copy editors. Or are you just looking for a proof reader? To catch those Pesky Typos. That you tend to miss or your husband at tends to miss because you've been close to the work for so long that happens to me all the time to. Write eight drafts a book, and then review it over and over and yet there's still some typos that somehow I missed just because I'm seeing the same things over and over. So those editing functions are not the same and most editors tend to specialize in one or the other. There's some others as well, but you want to understand first of all, what you're trying to accomplish I think that's the best advice there and last but not least Brittany also ask if this could be a profitable activity. Now, that is an entirely different question that's something totally different. Short version. There is I don't think this is the quickest road to making money. I, mean. We have had some stories of people doing sci-fi fantasy stuff and have been able to make some money with. But. I'm imagining in this case husband start writing his stories with that as the primary goal. So I tend to think of it as you want if a writer, you want share your work. That's great. Go do it and if it ends up being profitable. Consider that a bonus.

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Should I self-publish a mental health guidebook on Kindle?

Side Hustle School

03:24 min | 2 months ago

Should I self-publish a mental health guidebook on Kindle?

"Hi. Crazy. So Kenya, from Mexico thankful the generals were if you're putting out there every day. So as a former reporter, one of the things I'm good at actually love doing these creating content into an indepth research. I'm passionate about human behavior and mental health topics. I just started two months ago, trauma informed interview based CAST. So I don't want to use that platform to make enough right now. I do want to capitalize on my research skills to run a nonfiction, e Book Guy With curated mental health tools that can help people navigate these weird stressful. Times I've been doing my ellen bridge, but I want each down. So my question is it self published kindle? Even a smart move. What would you suggest do if I don't have a huge following on not even a meal east solar promote guide as mentioned before I'm just getting started with the thought because I don't Wanna use that platform now to make an offer and considering something similar as you shared your once you six episode. Thank you. Crews have a great week and Stacey. Thank you so much of India. So glad you're out there. Hope you are staying safe as well. So what comes first the followers or? The thing is about Amazon, the point of Amazon isn't to sell your followers. To reach New People. So if you already have people who are going to buy from you, they're like, yes, I, want this book. I want this, whatever it is. You don't necessarily need to send him to Amazon. Amazon can do at least when it works, and of course, it doesn't always. But when it works is introduced your work to lots of new audiences like that. That is the goal of something like Amazon. So hitting mentioned episode one, thousand six and went back to look at that episode was entitled Layoff Leads Journalists To build kindle e Book Empire. And, the model used in that episode didn't rely it all on the person having a lot of followers. However, I'm also not sure that it's the most accurate comparison because in that story, the journalists was publishing a lot of different short guides and books. In some ways, almost agnostic about what topic she was writing about. It was all about figuring out how to work the system to find the right topics quite buried. So when something works, she did more of that. If it didn't work than, she just did less of it whereas Hannah's doing, she has an actual message that she wants to share. So the topic is important. Therefore it's also important for her to build a community over time. So, when I hear her say, she doesn't want to use the new podcast to promote a paid product. I totally understand that, but I would use it to promote the platform. I would use it to promote the community. I would start that email list and encourage people to join. Don't be discouraged that you don't have it yet. The whole point is to start building it. So no matter what you do next that will help I. think that's true for everyone out there. In this situation, if you have a message that you're trying to get out there building that platform trying to start that community that's going to be ultimately more important than whether, you choose to publish this thing on kindle or how you develop a podcast or whatever other medium you go into. Ask for the direct question of whether, she should sell published on kindle or not. I would just say you know it's up to her. It might be worth a try as long as she doesn't expect it to be a tremendous success right away. But more important since she hasn't message to share to focus on building that community, and over time you have different outlets for it. You have two podcasts got the books. You've got something else. But the central point of all of it is that message. So in the long term, it's not so important about which tactics are which medium. Building that community sharing that message.

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Big tech CEOs testify before Congress

The Vergecast

48:04 min | 2 months ago

Big tech CEOs testify before Congress

"So, this hearing just going to say it, it was six hours of chaos. So. So many things like individual moments of pure chaos happened this hearing. But because every member of Congress was only given five minutes to ask the questions in and they moved on, no one could process the moments of cash. So here are some things that happened during this hearing. Jeff. bezos just started eating nuts on his call. That was just a thing that you started snacking for the first ninety minutes. It appears that basis had tech issues was operating in some kind of delay. So we didn't hear from him. They just answer any questions and they'd take a ten minute break Jeff. bezos could fix his computer. Amazing. Jim Jordan, who McKenna pointed out. On the show last week is always sort of chaos element. Try to talk over several members of Congress got yelled to put his mass back on floated. Just elaborate conspiracy theories. was when I say was chaos I. Don't know if there's any other way to describe it. I. Think that led a lot of people to think the hearing itself didn't accomplish its goals, but I think in many ways it did. But Kennedy you WanNa Kinda go through what the committee was trying to accomplish the themes they were pointed at in. How hearing played out, right. So okay. First off. Harkening back to last week I mentioned Jim. Jordan's mountain dew obsession. Definitely drink a handful those throughout the hearing I took notes in screen shots. So, I, called it. But regardless of their pores soda choices, there were a lot of lawmakers who definitely did their homework and I think that was really apparent throughout the entire hearing and when I look at. The picture that they tried to paint I think that became really clear in chairman Sicily's opening statements. So this is the guy who liked. And spearheaded the entire investigation from the beginning, and in those opening statements, he pointed out that yeah Apple Amazon Google facebook. There are different in a lot of ways and they exhibit anticompetitive behaviors potentially allegedly and a lot of different ways. But what they tried to pull together and was a story, and it's really hard to tell a story and five minute fragments. But what happened yesterday was Sicily. Ni, and a lot of the Democrats on the Committee wanted to point out that these companies they become bottlenecks for distribution whether that's information or just like APP stores marketplace's they control what gets distributed in how what was really key to the investigation was how? How they survey competitors. If you have so much control dominance over a market or a specific part of the tech industry, you have a lot of insight into your competitors and you can do a lot of dangerous things with that, and then lastly, after that dominance has gained, it's how they abuse it. Right? How they abuse it to make harder for small businesses in competitors and I think that's exactly what Cellini pointed out in the beginning and I think they did a poor job that storytelling throughout the process. But I think that's also our job. Right is to pull that evidence together and tell that story for them in a way that isn't like. Yes, no yelling at CEOS and like stopping them and I think by getting that in the evidentiary record doing all this questioning, I think they really did achieve their goal in the end. Yeah. I mean, I think the thing that happened sort of next to the hearing was that they released a bunch of documents from these one point, three, million documents of clutch. Over the past year, they released pretty targeted selection documents for every company showing some of this stuff, Casey, I wrote a story about. facebook. INSTAGRAM. My I'm going to frame this email or mark Zuckerberg. Literally one sentence, no period. The Andrew says I need to figure out. I'M GONNA buy instagram like I would love to just be in a place were sending that email like super casually like I got this thing to figure out and it's not like am I gonNa buy the model of the car. It's like instagram. I've been thinking of the text messages where so and so says that Mark Zuckerberg's didn't go destroy mode on instagram ever since they got that up. Case she this to Kevin and right that text was. Yes. Well, it was Kevin. System was talking to an investor and Kevin said to the investor. If we don't sell well, mark, go into destroy mode on us and the investor side probably. Of course, stray casual. So there's just a lot of documents and I think one of the functions of hearing was to get those documents into the official congressional record to make the CEO's account for them. That did not seem very successful to me. Is like a takeaway people should have from this hearing, right? No. I think a lot of people that go into these hearings are expecting like these big Gotcha moments and expecting like a lot of news and all this stuff. But it really, it wasn't oversight hearing. You know it wasn't. They didn't come. They came at this like in a report last earlier this week that they came out at as investigators. They didn't come at it to make a big show horse and pony show out of it, and yet I think the CEO's didn't. The record well enough to the extent that they could have. But there was definitely, I was expecting them to do a lot less evasion and I expected a lot less room probation with the documents, but it's just the process of a Congressional hearing. It's. It's hard to do that in a congressional hearing. But if you put those documents out there, you get the CEO's on the record a little bit who does excite this excites the FTC. J, and that's who can take this next and then it's also congress. You know they can't break up a tech company, but they can regulate going forward and it's those three key themes that I pointed out earlier that they could regulate. You know what I mean. They could legislate to forbid companies from surveying competitors and things like that, and that's where this goes. So the format of the hearing, every member and five minute chunks, it seemed very clear that the Democrats had some sort of coordinated evidentiary strategy, they would start and. And they would say, I, want to read this email to you. What did you mean by this email and then Jeff bezos would say something like I have. No idea is on works. I. Was real pattern that developed was basis really not doing or claiming he definitely knows claiming not really no way Wayne is under the thing they did or they would ask sooner Pichai about the very granular add deal google made by an ad product, and soon I, would say I'll get back to you, which is basically all responses. So the Democrats seemed like they were coordinated to move through their documents. The Republicans seem to be doing something else that also seem coordinated intentional, but what was their focus because that seemed clear split my takeaway from Jim Jordan who? We got into earlier, he he was interviewing. As if they were all Jack Dorsey. And as we talked about like, yeah, he invited Jack Dorsey to testify, but he doesn't sit on the antidote subcommittees. Anything. He says, it just doesn't matter. So it sounded to me as if he prepared questions Jack Dorsey and then it was like, oh, he's not coming I'll ask Tim Cook the same questions. Another completely crazy moment that happened just seen by and five minute chunks is that. Represented Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin Dear Sweet Wisconsin. Definitely. Asked Mark Zuckerberg why the Donald Junior was banned from twitter and mark. Zuckerberg was happening on twitter facebook and there was just like a moment of confused silence, and then he tried to move on and that just sort of floated by in the river of chaos to tell you how much chaos there was kneeling. When you started to tell that story, I thought you were going to tell the story about when Jim Jordan asked him cook if the famous one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, Apple Super Bowl, AD was actually about twenty twenty cancel culture, which is another thing that really happened. I think that's out of context. He didn't ask him. He said clearly, this is. That's definitely what Steve Jobs was thinking IBM is canceled culture and Apple's going to break it with hammer and Jeff. Bezos said that social media is a nuance destruction machine and all this crazy stuff from that. It was a wild will that that particular question when Jim Jordan asked, do you support the cancel culture mov, you could see the CEOS like. 'cause they went in order. He asks them all in order. So First Tim Cook just like basically muttered nothing. Here's like I don't. I support speech whatever. The iphone a keyboard like that was his answer. Sooner per child also, just like muttered, right? He's like Google has always supported free expression Zuckerberg like saw the opportunity and took it and the forces of liberalism I rising I, and then basis was like I cannot. I cannot do in like went for it, and that was just totally insane moment. But it also seems like the Republicans were intentional to try to create their own moments where they were yelling at CEOS about bias on platforms is obviously something cover a. At. You were paying a lot of attention that case you're paying a lot of attention to it. Do you think that was effective in creating because you know there's like a parallel conservative Universe Jim? Jordan was on Tucker. Carlson. Last night like was that effective or d think that the CEO's were able to sort of tamp down on interesting the Tucker Carlson pointed out that Google and other companies are all big donors to Jim Jordan another folks. So that is a weird side, but I think it was actually besides the moment where they mixed up twitter with facebook I. Think this was much more effective off. Off Topic yelling about technology than we usually see like are genuinely issues that like they are upset about that, they could point to largely around like cove nineteen misinformation and they could at least like pick those topics and stick to them rather than kind of asking vague questions about like, why is my phone listening to me? Well, they're definitely asked questions about why are my campaign emails getting filtered by G mail? Yes. I should. I should mention that they have really and they have all of these cases where they ask about extremely specific one off incidents that anyone who has used social media knows happens constantly. And, then turn them into a sinister pattern. But I think they managed to come off as sounding more like they understood what they were talking about the unusual. I think that was a real theme of the hearing, Casey. What did you think of this sort of bias side show that occurred? Well, I mean the the idea that conservative voices are being suppressed is foundational to the conservative movement and is behind the rise of conservative talk radio. It was behind the rise of Fox News. Now that social media exists, we have seen it in this new form, but it is sort of being presented as extra, sinister and worthy of. Some sort of legislative intervention what frustrates me about it is that much more than newspapers or or cable news like Mark Zuckerberg Dorsey. These people benefit hugely from having all possible voices on their platform. None of them is incentivized to drive conservatives off their platform. What they are incentivized to do is have rules that make the place safe and welcoming. So that people want to hang out there and so to the extent that there are issues on the platform, they've largely come because these platforms have rules. And you know you would think that a bunch of free marketeers would realize that the alternative to the system that they're so mad about would be creating a new system, but they don't seem at all interested in doing that. So I just sort of dismissed all of them as charlatans I actually thought it was interesting that the opposite track came up, which was the Stop Hey for profit campaign I kind of wasn't expecting that. The representative Raskin I believe asked facebook. Basically, why aren't you kicking more hate speech off. I forget who else asked like look is the point that you're so big. You don't care about advertiser boycotts I. Mean, you know it will here. Here is a fact that the number one complaint that facebook gets from its users, the thing that users. About. FACEBOOK is that it removes too much content and so if you're running the place, you do have to take these complaints seriously in a way. Right? It might not be you know that you shadow band conservative whatever that even means on social network in twenty twenty. But the fact that you're removing content is really upsetting people. So you can't dismiss that idea entirely, but I still don't feel like we're having that intellectually honest conversation about it. So this was definitely I feel like you can connect the you control distribution. We're GONNA show the abuses of power narrative. We got other. Democrats. With the you control distribution. You're banning conservatives right like I. Think what's Sensenbrenner Again, cups and conservatives are consumers to is that people don't realize that like fifty percent of the population in many ways. But facebook has like famous conservatives working its highest levels Kevin. We last week, we're talking about Kevin Roose keeps sharing the list. List of the most engaged content from crowd tangle. It's all conservative content, and that's so problematic for facebook that they're. They're pushing back with other metrics and graphs of their own, making the facts just aren't there, but it doesn't seem to be convincing. Brett Kevin is being asked to recuse himself from facebook case because he's like best friends with facebook I, AP I wrote a column almost two years ago. Now, arguing that conservatives were trying to redefine. Any conservative identified person having any unwanted outcome on a social network, right? So bias is your name was higher than mine in search results. Bias is used suggested that I follow a Democrat and not a Republican right, and if you take action on your policies that apply to everyone against me a conservative that is biased against conservatives, right. So and by the way I have to say this has been hugely successful because we've talked about it. How many minutes now and the longer that these discussions. Discussions. Go on. They just sort of refi people's minds. The idea that there really is a vast conspiracy to silence conservative speech because he's networks are so big millions of conservatives are having experiences like this every day, and now there is an ideology that is basically a religion for them to attach to, which is although Silicon Valley liberals are out to get. Reason I wanted to talk about the conservative side show, which in many ways was a circus is it feels like the notion that we should be punitive to the companies or mad at the company's. Bipartisan, right we were. We were not looking at a hearing where the Democrats were on the attack. Republicans are saying we love. Apple. We're looking at hearing where they were. Everyone was mad. There are a couple of exceptions to that. There were a couple of I think sensenbrenner and a few other folks were like look we want to be clear. Big is not bad. We just WANNA make sure we're not punishing you for your success, but you were like almost entirely, right? Yeah. I. Mean I. think that's it's important to. To capture that mood like Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg, Tim, Cook soon. Darpa, try they usually get to finish whatever sentence they start saying. Right. They're not used to being interrupted. Their thoughts are usually like you know they get to live in complete sentences and people take them seriously here in five in intervals, they were interrupted almost every time they started speaking to be told that they were wrong that they were filibuster at one point Sicily said stop thinking is for the questions. We can just assume they're all good questions. They. Were getting yelled at and they're going yell that about a variety of things that were pretty specific. So you kind of in your kind of structure here. The first one was controlling distribution. What did you hear as a hearing went on the indicated to that? The committee had a case here? I think the apple's APP store is one thing you know charging thirty percent cuts on certain things is just controlling an APP store. It's the same thing with Amazon's marketplace. They can inherently in control what gets placed and what gets sold and you know if they want to play with search results on Amazon, they can do that, and then on facebook and Google, it's not just like products and software that's information. And it could be information when it's like Google. Google. Stealing yelps, texture views right in putting those in its little info boxes in search queries in facebook if facebook is just like an. Mation, distribution platform and. It can decide Algorithm Mickley. Knowingly. What people get to see this bution was very keen to the committee's hearing yesterday and they pointed out different aspects in which you know each company exhibited that kind of behavior. So the one that will you bring up apple? We wrote about this, say there's much emails. Apples document production is just one hundred and thirty pages of unrelated emails and whatever order see it's like scan through it. So there's a lot of little stories in there. There's one about right to repair and apple realizing it needed to repair. By watching PR people operate by reading their emails journalists. Very entertaining. They're like we had a break like here's our strategy. Here's we're GONNA. That's all in there. You can look at it, but there's a lot about the APP store itself and how they're going to use the mechanics of the APP store to control their platform, and it started at the beginning like the first emails in this production from twenty, ten there. From Phil, Schiller Steve Jobs saying, are we GONNA? Let Amazon Sell Books in the kindle store. Store, it felt like I saw an Amazon ad was hard to watch this hard to watch this ad where a person's reading a book on an iphone in the kindle APP in the pick up an android phone keep reading. He's like literally like it was hard to watch like Schiller's at home like pain what a customer is having an experience that good it really just. Heart and so he's like it was hard to watch. You fours Steve Jobs. They're like we gotta shut it down jobs is the bookstore will be the only bookstore on the APP. Store. That's the way it's going to be everyone's gotta used to it. We know that restricting payments will hurt other things, but that's what we're doing and they started there in two thousand ten and they pulled it out, and then that ladders up into everything that we've seen with, hey, ladders up into the analysis group showing up to. Apple, can pay them to say that there's independent study has revealed. Everybody has a thirty percent cut. It has landed up into Tim Cook, forwarding. He gets a letters from developers that are in this direction. It's like apples breaking my heart and he just like Ford's it. Tim, Cook forwards that email to filter credit eighty, just as thoughts like amazing like they are constantly thinking about the APP store as a mechanism of control for the platform in the leverage and other deals. So the other one was apple is this Amazon one which I have very mixed feelings on saying that this is bad or legal I'm curious for all of your thoughts famously. Did, not have the prime video APP on the Apple TV and all these other places apple, Amazon came to a deal. There's an entire presentation in this production like the slide deck of how the deal is going to work. Apple got to be the preferred seller of its own product. So third parties cancel. Apple. Products, Amazon pages, they got. They have a custom by flow. They've custom product pages, all the stuff in return. Amazon got a lower commission on the APP store and gets to Selatan products which no. No like you can rent a movie from the Amazon APP on the Apple TV, no one else gets to it in one world. This is just pure platform collision, right? Apple cut VIP deal for big companies because it wanted something and you could say this is legal in another world. It's like this is how deals work apple something valuable. Amazon s something valuable and they came to a conclusion wherever made more money and quite frankly the consumer experience platform has got better. How do you read that? Casey? That is good and fair analysis of it. I. Think I did read slightly more scandalous. Tones into it in part because apple would never acknowledge that some developers are more important to it than others even though if you assume that that's true, I think maybe one of the things that's frustrating about it is there is no transparency accountability around which developers get sweetheart deals is that once you hit a certain threshold of revenue will cut your price. Why couldn't they extend that deal to everyone right? Or is it just if we withhold something that seems particularly valuable, we can eventually drag you to the table. Table, which is sort of what seems like happened here. I think in all cases, what I'm always looking for is the accountability, right like and some sense of of equitable treatment of developers and I understand the guys are always going to get the best treatment, but it can that be publicly visible. Can it be acknowledged and there'd be routes for others to achieve that same level of success and treatment, and that I'll just seems missing here. Did you buy Tim Co? He said it twice. It was obviously A. Glimmer, of sympathy for all four CEOS. There is a lot of reporting that they had spent months preparing for this hearing like being grilled there, they'd hire outside law firms. They. Practiced they all clearly had soundbites memorized in none of them. Got To say him because it kept getting interrupted. Tim Cook had this one where he is like if we're the gatekeepers, the gates are open wider than ever. We've gone from five hundred. APPS to one point seven, he said like. A whole speech. and. The thing is there's fierce competition for developers. They don't like our store can do for android the windows. For xbox and PS. Four. Which I was like the idea that adobe is going to be like we don't want to be on the IPAD. Here's PS. Four Photoshop is insanity to me. I'm going to build a spreadsheet. APP. For the five. That's how frustrated with Tim Cook. To that ring. True to you I. Mean, there's no, it does not ring true. There is a, there is a duopoly. In the United States when it comes to smartphones, iphones have majority share in the United States and you can't say, well, you know there's there's a rogue fork of android in Malaysia that you could go develop for if you really wanted to and have that come across as a credible argument to Americans. Right it is. Natural for any monopolist to spend most of its time, arguing that it is much smaller and much less consequential as as you think it is and they're essentially always asking you to ignore what is in front of your face, which is that they are the giant. They are in control. What they say goes, and it doesn't matter which small businesses get hurt along the. The. Way I would point out that the contact and we're gonNA talk about earnings eventually. But the context for that is apple had its biggest third quarter ever this month, their revenues went up eleven percent year over year, they're making obviously making billions of dollars in their services revenue, which is a lot of the narrative around the APP stores increasing that services line. Also went up. I think it was thirteen billion. So you're right. They're very big in their earnings the day after the hearing did nothing. To reduce that impression. I want to switch to Amazon a little bit McKenna. You really focused Amazon was basis first time up there. They came at him a lot about marketplace. How did you think that went I think it went pretty good. I. Think. John Paul specifically was just like killer her questions with breakout star. Yeah. She was just like killer and she's the representative for. SEATTLE. So this is where Amazon is right. So she just like killed it and. And I think there were a couple of instances in the documents and in questioning yesterday that really pulled important things out there was like testimony from one bookseller who was like, yeah. We just can't sell a category of books and we don't know why Amazon doesn't let us do that just like testimony like that or even when it comes to like acquisitions, the ring acquisition especially, I wrote about that today through the documents and how. They said, this is for market position. This is a for technology, your talent or anything. We just bought this and that's something that base said again, yesterday he was just very clear. It's like, yeah, we do buy things market position, which is like so insane just here like the richest person in the world. But like, yeah, we're buying market position. It's just what happens. That's another one I have mixed feelings right, and by the way, people should read McKenna story because those documents have just a very funny breakdown like the pros and cons of buying. Buying ring in many of the cons like what if this turns into nest, which if you're just the verge cast listeners like it's just like the Keyword Bingo, but it's fine to say, we're buying market position like this isn't the best product out there, but it's the category of video. doorbells is not huge, right? So to by the the market leader in video doorbells is maybe the most rational use of the money. What is the problem that you think the committee was trying to show an address sense of we're just going to market position. Pointing out, they can just do whatever they want and how casual it is, and there really isn't. It's really funny to read an email like that, and we could buy it or we could just copy it or are. We could just watch. You know that was one of the emails that base from someone. Those are just three options you know and it's like just pick and choose you know. Pointed out like a lot. Just that email itself really pointed out just how easy it is for them. They used a lot of that time history to talk about copycat behaviors and to talk about just like you know buying up competitors and it just seeing that all in one little e mail having to do with the ring was like really i. think it was really kind of I opening and especially like useful for the committee. So Amazon got hit a lot for the data collection side of it of copying competitors. bezos did not seem to have great answers there. Right. So that's the. The thing they got in trouble with this. There is that Wall Street. Journal article from like April where employees were literally like, yeah. We dip into data and we use that to guide our own private label products and everybody was like Whoa and Amazon basins. Yesterday said, well, we do have a policy that bans that but giant pointed out yesterday. It's like, okay. So what's your enforcement look like you can have the policy, but like if you don't enforce it, then it's like meaningless. And then yesterday I. Think Paul was like, can you give me a yes or no answer? Do you dip into data and he's like I can't I can't give you. Yes or no, and we're just like we're looking into it. The story had anonymous sources. So that isn't very helpful to us. You know what I mean. So that was one of the main things and that Wall Street Journal article and I think it's the same kind of examples in the committee's documents. They point out specific examples like car trunk, organizers of all things. It's like weird little products like Amazon's like this is a little hot. Maybe we should do that. So I, I think. I, think they made a good case yesterday. Yesterday on that. Yeah. I mean bezos brought up that Wall Street Journal, Article himself twice, and he was like, well, your policy against it. But I can't guarantee never happened. Then there is a strange just didn't come across clear I. Think I know what the committee was trying to get at their like US aggregate seller data when there's only three sellers and then only to sellers? Yes, I. Think what they're getting at is when you're down to the aggregate data of two companies, you heard effectively looking at individual data. What is the problem? They're like the I get what you're doing. You're just reducing the denominator to get to one, but like it, why is that particular problem? Right? Well, none of these. Dipping into individual seller data and looking at aggregate data. That's not a legal. There is no law. This is all voluntary of Amazon. So they have a voluntary policy where like we can't do individual seller data, but they say nothing against aggregate and aggregate what you're getting at eight. Here you is. Does the same thing if it's just like some goofy little product they. They bring up pop stock. It's all the time before pop tops in a moment. Right? There's only like one pop. So company like you know pop soggy, it was kind of an innovative product. It's like well, if there's only two of them and use the aggregate data, you you you have everything you need to know you know about that product line looking aggregate. If that's what you decide to qualify as do you as you're looking through the other Amazon documents and other stuff. So anything jump out at you is something the committee was trying to prove or get at. The questioning seemed very focused on. Like are you using the state at a copy products? Are you buying things? You shouldn't buy. There's one question which I did not understand why came up about DMC. Take downs on twitch and Jeff as just had this look of panic in his eyes. He's like I don't know man I bought Wedge because my kids want to. Do something like that was like the side show stuff, but the real focus here, it just seemed like it was definitely in the marketplace, right? Amazon, everyone came at Amazon for the marketplace. That's what everybody knows him as like they have all these little sides. They got rain. They got Alexa Alexa was one thing too. That was kind of interesting. It's like. Are you buying things like ring to put Alexa into and dislike expand your like Titan Ism as like an Internet Internet connected home. Thing and make that more closed off and walled gardening. That was one thing. But no, it was just focusing on how much power they have to kind of change. What happens in the marketplace to kind of decide what companies in what products are able to come up on the first page of results. You know that's also something that they dug into Google and in something that one of those like themes that kind of ties everything together. We should say they all spend a lot of time talking about counterfeit goods, and why is it Amazon removed? Fake stuff from the platform and how much is it profiting off of you know selling pick rolexes? Is it surprising? The whole foods didn't show up at all they're. Like that is a really massive thing. Amazon owns that. Is it moving into a huge new product category? I think whole foods is not an online marketplace, which was the title of the hearing, not that that restricted anybody from doing anything except that, one of the things Amazon says is we have lots of competition from offline marketplaces, right? Brought up kroger a lot I mean, this is the case he's point. They all made. It seem like they were beset at any moment. They could be crushed by the likes of stop and Shop Right? Like I think the point though was really on the. Digital. Experience Consumers have and like I, don't know Ho-. Foods fits. Into that narrative, especially, because it is itself not dominant like they bought it because you needed to grow in their. Good at that at my question for you on the Amazon stuff was when you think about, we talk about two thirty a lot right like you and I in particular spent a lot time to thirty, which regulates with the platform can do with content. There's not really an equivalent of two thirty for goods on store. Right like there's some case is out there saying like you're liable for what what happens on your online store page, but Amazon doesn't have that like second order of like Messi nece around it that twitter and facebook to with two thirty, I. Mean, it gets invoked a lot for marketplace's, but it's way messier. Well, I just wanted to like this question at counterfeits question about ranking the store like they are even more free than any twitter is to to sort tweets algorithm. Algorithm clear to modern like it just their store. Do you think that they're like that Algorithm transparency? Your wire things ranked. Did you catch a sense that that's where the regulation is GonNa go. So much of the conversation around Amazon really felt like it was individuals sellers being wronged for reasons of Amazon being unresponsive or stealing. It's data. So I don't know it didn't. It didn't seem like a really big focus of the hearing, but it is a huge deal. Yeah. The, digital marketplace frame of this, which is where we have talked to. Cellini. That's where he's going right like facebook and Google very digital. They have like they don't do physical goods. Really. Apple is the APP store. It's all digital goods. Amazon is the one where it's. Front to a lot of physical things, and that is the only place where I can see this regulation needing to make some sort of like major meaningful distinction in I. Didn't see it in the hearing, but I was curious of you caught a glimmer of it. I'm not positive that they have to make a huge distinction there like depending on what they come up with because. So much of this is about their companies and whatever product they produced. The issue is more or less whether or not they're being surveilled and unfairly by targeted and crushed by that data surveillance. All right. We have gone for forty minutes. We should take a quick break. I said I wasn't going to go by company and it happens. So we should come back and talk with facebook Ango. We'll be right back. This is advertiser content. When I say utopia what comes to mind. Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the perfect social body. Every Body Matt Place. Everybody happy now while the peacock original series, brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. A concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. I introduced the theory five hundred years ago. 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Yeah. But you said something to me yesterday was interesting, which is everyone else's problems are forward looking and it feels like facebook's problems are actually in the past break for people explain what you mean. Yeah. So when Congress is looking at any trust with respect to these four companies for three of them, it's It's sort of about the marketplaces that their operating right now with facebook, the question is much more about should we have allowed it to buy serum? Should we have allowed it to buy WHATSAPP and most of the antitrust conversation that was around facebook yesterday was all about that. What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Instagram, and when did he know it? We wrote a story based on some documents that the house released yesterday. In which facebook has clearly identified instagram as a competitor. In at least some ways and wants to go after it and knock it off the table, and so that's kind of where the focuses their facebook and Burke did get a lot of other questions yesterday, but it tended to be much more about content moderation and things that don't have a lot to do with antitrust. So there was weird section where they asked the face. Face Research APP in the novel, Vpn? Any kind of got lost well, explain what happened and I'm curious reactions. Yeah. So facebook has a bunch of nifty tech tools to figure out what's trending which APPs or the kids using, and so that can essentially have an early warning system if it needs to consider acquiring something or more likely in these days, go out clone it. and. So Zuckerberg was asked about the way that the company uses these systems and if they are anti competitive I, think you know traditional antitrust law probably would not say copying an APP feature is anti competitive, but could lobby written in the future about it shirt I. Think the one that caught me was I mean, this is what I'm. McKenna's points from earlier is like one of the themes here is, are you so dominant that you can collect data that's unfair and then use that to crush or killer competitors, and definitely bought the Inaba VPN to do it. That's true. Now, when I've asked executives at facebook about this, what they'll say is they don't get surprised anymore. When you have three point, one billion people using your apps around the world. You know what links they're sharing, you know what they're talking about. And so you're not going to need some kind of specialized tool to know that WHATSAPP is really taking off. Right. So they would argue that, yes, these tools were useful to them, but you know at their scale, they know what's popular now, which doesn't really seem like addresses, the problem is reached. The fact that we're so big that we're all knowing is maybe not the defense that they sometimes presented as so here's what I didn't get. I thought, Zuckerberg I want to the instagram. What's about who's issues, but on the facebook research front, the data front, they him about this APP facebook research, which you were giving to teens. They were deploying with an enterprise certificate that story broke apple revoke the certificate, and all of facebook's internal APPs went dark, and this is a scandal story after story about it, they went on for two days. So I can I, don't recall that APP? Just how he you know, he remembers the day that all facebook's internal APPS went down and people couldn't go to the cafeteria. I would agree I found that answer. Extremely, ed? Persuasive. that. Do you think that was like actually strategic for him to be like, I, don't know and then come back later and correct the record I do remember when that happened I. Mean. I really don't know I mean also you know during a six hour hearing, it's also possible that you just you get flustered or you miss here something or or something because. Yeah. As as you say, I'm sure he remembers the day that apple turned off their internal APPS I mean. Honestly. Seems like an opportunity to talk about apple's market power, and the fact that you know a day of work canceled at facebook because apple got mad. But I think most of the CEO's didn't go into yesterday a wanted to pick fights with each other. It was kind of sad that they didn't. I was Kinda hoping that Tim Cook take a shot at soccer burger. Point that the other two APP platforms I was expecting it. It was there. It was. There was all there. So cellini ended and he ended the whole meeting with closing statement. He said, some of these companies didn't get broken out. They all need to get regulated in the off too much power that some of them I. don't these breaking up apple. What sort of break. Right like. The division get sent into the corner thing about what it's done. Right. Does should spin out the finder team I've always wanted to. A clean is always that they want to. They want the APP store to be separate from the IPHONE. Basically, that's the thing I always hear. Can't break I. Think you can write some strong regulations but not playing you're on store, right. But like Elizabeth Warren's point was it's cleaner if it's two companies, but it's still a gigantic remedy that I don't think there's a lot of like like consumer or public opinion is going to walk into an Apple Cup I think you'll radio at marketplace. It seems very clear that we says some of them she broken up he is talking about facebook. I have a twenty percent conference level. He might be talking with Google and Youtube as well. But if he's going to say some of the need to get broken up like it's facebook, did you hear anything yesterday that supported that conclusion or Saudi stocks I? MEAN HE I don't remember which Republican it was, but he was like the Obama FTC looked at this and they said it was minding love. Obama. Right. Like. Why would we go back in time to relook at I? Mean, there is a belief and I mean. Somebody who thinks there could be a lot of benefit in instagram and WHATSAPP being different companies from facebook. And the reason you ask. So many questions about that acquisition as you're making the case that it never should have been approved in the first place, and so now you need to remedy it. So that was actually like the entire thrust of the argument against facebook yesterday. I think, you could probably make just as good a case that Amazon after spin out aws, but lawmakers chose not to make that case. Yeah. I think that also gets into. Politics of the acquisition of the time. To his credit is like nobody knew instagram would actually be a success like we made it a success. It didn't happen by itself. I, don't know if the lawmakers. By award, these guys said, but I don't know that he actually made that case very persuasively. and. Who knows I mean? That's like anything could have happened. Right? Cram could've stayed independent and rapidly grown and overtaken facebook like that's something that could have happened. It could have kind settled into a middle zone like snapchat or twitter seems more likely to me although I think probably would have been bigger than those two but. You're never going to know I mean it is true that facebook gave Mike and Kevin it instagram enormous resources. A lot of the reasons why Mike and Kevin sold was because running tiny startup that's blowing up is absolutely exhausting Mike. Krieger. was dragging his laptop all around San. Francisco. Because the servers were melting at all times of the day whenever Justin Bieber. Posted like the site stopped working and they really we need help. Finding a person who can quickly fix this? So we don't have to like that is the reason that they were entertaining these offers and wanted to sell it. So that is also thing that happened. Do you think that that same kind of argument or approach can apply to what's up? What's up basically did not come up yesterday and all the focus on Instagram, but that's the other one, right? Yeah, and we know weirdly a lot less about that acquisition I. Think it's because people in America just have so much less love for what's APP generally. That, it's never seemed as important. What happened to WHATSAPP as what happens to instagram even though WHATSAPP, is used, you know way more, it probably has way more engagement even than instagram does so I don't know why that didn't come up as often. We know there was a competitive bidding war for that as well. Goule. Wanted it as well. You know Mark Zuckerberg made them an offer, they can't refuse. Do you think everyday Google's we should've spent more money on what's whatsapp like this could have been solved. Should have, but Google has been placed under an ancient curse that prevents them from ever making the right decision about any social product. So it was doomed never to happen. It's fun looking through the documents and watching them casually say they should buy facebook dot com. Yeah, that. Point. That is how they talk like the window into these executives just casually being like we should just this thing or maybe not, or we should just copied ourselves and kill it before it gets any traction like it's repeated over and over again last facebook question. This one is like harder to parse because I. There's a chance, it's October is just joking around but. But. He's in many of these emails. He's like the thing about startups, as you can always buy them, which I think the committee thinks is a smoking gun, right? Like facebook's entire plan is to buy the competition to get the data from wherever they get it to say, oh, man, this apps popping, we just buy it and kill it before it competes with us. I. Think he actually said at one point. That's a joke. Yes, he did and I believe that you know it was two thousand, twelve, right? He was probably still in his mid twenties. At that point, the company was a lot smaller like people were joking around like there's more loose talk when companies are younger and I do think. It was it was part of that. I think the more interesting question becomes. Let's say facebook is telling the truth about everything. Let's say they thought it was going to be a successful acquisition, but they never knew it was gonna big as it became today and they invested in it and it got super big. Okay. Well, now, it's as big as it is. Should they be allowed to keep? Keep it or should they be forced to spend it out and if you're GONNA force them to spin it out. What's the argument that you'RE GONNA. Make about why one question that I have a lot is clearly the referral they're gonNa make, and it seems like if you don't have some other reason, we've heard hints that there's some other reason, the FTC scrutinize this that will eventually be revealed. But what you're saying is the antitrust standard at the time, the Consumer Hartman stand, which is still our standard. Says, you have to prove prices will go up both products for free. You're screwed. Right? There's nothing to review because you're not gonNA prove prove that free products are gonNA get more expensive. I think it's pretty unfair if you change the standard and you go back in time and say you missed that standard. So I think there has to be something else there. Well, what was the standard by which at and T. was broken up? Right? Like presumably at and T. didn't used to be that big, and then it just got really big and then they broke it up at least. That's the thumbnail understanding I have of that break-up. Well, yeah. But then reformed itself. Right. But because of lax antitrust regulation, right? Like it wasn't a naturally occurring phenomenon that all those APPS got back to the other or was that just sort of like inattention to capitalism It's like in the seventies and eighties. This is Tim moves book the cursive bigness in the seventies and eighties Robert Bork I can't talk about Robert on this podcast. Are we doing this right now. Robert was very influential judge Appellate Judge Federal Appellate? Judge. And basically moved the antitrust law to the consumer harm standard as part of a movement called and economics. A whole thing Robert. Bork. Mostly famous because he was not appointed. He was nominated Supreme Court by Reagan but they leaked video tape rental history, and then he didn't get nominated and that is where the expression getting bork's comes from. This is all true Netflix's still has to abide by videotape data privacy act is a whole. This is all true when facebook and Netflix had some partners, Nansen? Partnership. To. Automatically share your net flicks, watch history to facebook. They're like pending the change of this law which we are working on Robert Bork. He haunts us all. I'm sorry, I can't believe this much. Yeah I. think that's just like the law changed in the in the seventies and eighties, the standard change. The conversation right now is a very much about changing it back months and months ago, pre pandemic, we had an economist from I. Think it was Nyu Thomas Philippon came on the show, and he was like look you have this natural ab test going on in the world where the European Union when it formed was like, how do we get an economy like America's? So, we'll just take their competition policies pretty good, and at the same time we changed consumer harm standard. So everything you're seeing the EU is basically our old competition antitrust standard in. You can see how active they are in everything. Here's a new consumer welfare standard. Whether you believe, this is actually a functional Ab test given. The state of both governments is up for debate, but that was his point I thought. It was spare can say.

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Collaborative Notes

Topgold Audio Clips

05:28 min | 2 months ago

Collaborative Notes

"Hi It's Bernie Bach with a topcoat audio clip episode five, three, three. Talking to you on the. Speaker APP soup you're listening and you WANNA see imagery that goes along with these thoughts about. Collaborative. Ticking than that speaker, apple shares some screengrabs. If you listen inside the APP alternatively, there's website inside you that I e were employed posting this ended up, you know play what you're hearing. I WanNa, do collaborative, not taking i WanNa talk to you about that because. I'm about to start another year with students in a creative media did join a nation and game design program three different degrees on the clonmel digital campus of the limerick. Institute of Technology on. It's important that I get from those students how they do not taking effectively and how I might share some of my highest value notes with them. So here's the process it all starts by reading. I have subscriptions I pay for and a river of News I. Get the subs come from things that are on the cover art for this episode, different premium places like the Washington. Post the Atlantic New York, times, the Irish Times tipperary live and several others. As I read through these flows of information. alantic things sometimes, the annotations are very simple. I just saved instant paper to an instant paper allows me to annotate or make notes or to grab pieces of content and make it into distilled nuggets of information. So I read online and I had this one tap sharing-mechanism work wherever I read sometimes I read on the kindle and the kindle is interesting because not only do the books I get. Appear on kindle. But I can email to my kindle were documents from emails from student essays from variety of sources. Were documents become readable in the kindle, which means they can be annotated and shared on the kindle. These processes of reading. And annotating for sharing and up in a place called read. Wise. Wise is clever. Application hasn't API and it allows me to that API and through another service called hypothesis to share stuff that I see through the chrome web browser into the service called read wise and then read wise allows me to push out A. Piece of information, premium information to students or to other readers an instant paper does the same thing allows me if I like a piece of content for that content show up as one of the ten pieces of content shared through the instant paper out. These things are collaborative, for example. If I'm using. If I'm using the same annotation technology is another person. Hypothesis is one of those sharable piece of technology. I can see people annotating and making notes some things they find online. The hypothesis chrome extension allows you to. Grab a piece of text graph, put a note or two next to it, and then to share that in a public space, which could see collaborate and share. In fact, there's a whole plug in mechanism with case studies for blackboard and for muddle. And for other online virtual learning networks where students can collaborate and go down through a reading list of content where they're asked to annotate and share information about this pieces of content. I'm thinking about doing that with my. Next semester of students but it might just be easier to have them read recommended documents that I share inside of Microsoft teams as well as inside one drive system or asked to respond to different prompts. And then to through their response, I get a collaborative input to the thing they looked at. That have to the item that they're collaborating with. Hopefully by the time, my students get to the fourth year their education with me. They'll have a more sophisticated way using chrome extensions or annotations on the fly through a very smart web. Browser. At this moment in time I'm happy to say that what I'm doing is taking and leveraging paid content that I see through my news feeds or through ino reader, a feed reader I use. That I can see that stuff. Save those pieces of information that I went to rise, and then I can share what I want to annotate and what I want to mark up. I like the processes behind the scenes I like how I'm doing it with read wise. I like how it works with instant paper I like how the annotations work of hypotheses I like how the simplicity of kindle or the annotations with a standard book and a yellow highlighter work when extracted through office lens. All these things are possible and

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Rapper Kanye West files documents with federal electoral commission

Tim Conway Jr.

03:34 min | 3 months ago

Rapper Kanye West files documents with federal electoral commission

"People have been hitting me some on Twitter at Mr Mo Kelly. Am R M o k E l L Y and some have been hitting me on instagram at Mr Mo Kelly. Saying that Hey, Mo. Because news broke today that Kanye West Air quote Filed a document with the Federal Election Commission today. Which makes the presidential campaign air quotes. Riel. And when you file your paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, you can then raise money. For your candidacy. But pay attention to the particulates in the details, and this is coming from Fox News. Fox News obtained the rapper statement of Candidacy Candidacy document which list his party affiliation, as you know. Either Republican or Democrat or Green Party. Libertarian. No enlisted as BT Y. Which stands for birthday party. And the committee's name is also listed on the document as Kanye 2020. In other words, it's a super PAC. It's not actually him and the document was filed one day after a statement of organization was submitted to the S E C with West name honor. We talked about that yesterday. Do you know how much money this presidential campaign air quotes has raised so far? $5000. Are you to suggest that if Kanye West were actually running for president He could only muster up $5000.5000 dollars. I'm quite sure they can get $5000 at a Kindle Jenner's piggy bank. They could get $5000 in the sofa at the Kardashian with household They can get $5000 just by sneezing. What you're saying that if this is an actual real campaign, they only have $5000 in this account. Don't even take my word for it. I always say, Look at the other indicators. If you were to go to Kanye West Twitter right now, and it's e why E. That is his Twitter account. You will notice that he has nothing to say about anything. He's not accommodating about politics. He's not commenting on anything going on in entertainment. He is not even really. Tweeting. He has no visible presence in a media sense at all anywhere. We could go back in speculators. Two reasons why, but it is indicative of someone who's not actually running for president. And I'm quite sure their political forces out there who would like to turn this into something to possibly siphon off votes from one or the other presidential Candice the legitimate ones. Sometimes on on General Election Day. It's not gonna happen. Maybe Kanye West gets on. Two or three states on the ballot. It's not going to impact anything, and I know people are are wishing this to be rial for whatever reasons maybe Europe Kanye West Music fan. Maybe you're just wanting for some sort of chaos. And you hopefully will have Kanye West in the midst of everything and make it difficult for either Joe Biden or President Trump. Maybe you're just rooting for that, because we live in a time where Chaos is the order of the day. Every single day. Something strange seems tto happen within our politics. And so this may be easy to root for is easy to root for the car record, the train wreck or something which you know, because it is 2020

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You're Gonna Die by Neville Medhora

The $100 MBA Show

05:44 min | 3 months ago

You're Gonna Die by Neville Medhora

"Framework for happiness was short, concise, but impactful book that I wanNA. Share with you WANNA. Share with you a few things. You can grab from this book that can change everything that can really help you see things differently. The return on investment of this book is incredible number one this book a short book. It's forty four pages. Neville's one of my favorite writers. He's a blogger over a copywriting course, Nev- blog DOT COM. We also did a must read on his other book. That's available Amazon called. This book will teach you how to write better. One of my favorite things about Neville's books in writing in general is that it's to the point. It's no fluff. You really get right into quickly and I really love about this book. It's currently five dollars on kindle. If you order on Amazon, you can order paperback version as well but. But the impact is book can have on your life on your business on everything you do is way more valuable than five dollars or the time it takes to read forty four pages I highly recommend you read this book in one go one shot because its impact is really felt when you read the totality of of the message that he's trying to convey to you and I. WanNa Start with my first. Take away from this book. The first take way you have when you read this book is. Life is short statistically. If you look at a lot of data is a lot of research, you shows you charts showing you. Hey, how old are you now? How much time you have left on this earth on average you know obviously you can learn. Die earlier or later. How many people your age are still around all that kind of stuff now I want to address the elephant in the room that this is not macabre. He's not addressing this issue of death to kind of just make everybody down in the dumps. He's actually empowering us. US With this information, he's actually saying. Hey, having this information is going to help. You have a happier life because now you know what you're dealing with. You know how much time you have to use. The currency of life is time and imagine you're going shopping, and you have no idea how much money you have in your pocket it. What's your budget? You'll know if you should spend a little. You might be conservative because you're afraid. You don't know what's going on, so it's good to know the data. Okay, the second takeaway from. From this book is really reflecting on. How are you spending every day? Every day is your life, so I'm recording this towards the end of my day right? This Day is gone forever. I cannot take this day back. I can't revisit. A can't rewind how I spent. It is really that's it. It's in the history books. I can't take those days back and everyday day has a significance. How old you are! What's your health like right now what you're able to do with your life and your brain and with people around you the? The loved ones and friends around you. You really paints a good picture showing you. Hey, live in the moment, understand that this time is precious understand that time is fleeting and made me really reflect. How am I spending every day at work in my business, which is the bulk of my time every day am I happy. Is this something that I can do improve it? There's nothing I can do to make me feel better about. Is there something I can do to have more of an enjoyable day every day with a smile on? If I don't like something I should stop doing it. It's just not worth it if it's GonNa, make me you know one percent more profit. It's just not worth it because at the end of the day. You don't want to be the richest presenting the graveyard. Hey, so that second takeaway was really heavy. It was really having a good way. Really mean we reflecting made me go on a walk and think about Hey, what? What can I do every day to enjoy life more enjoy my work. I'm not saying I'm going to hang them all up and not do anything and not work and just live on a beach. No, I like what I do I like building businesses. I like helping my team and you know built amazing products, but there are things I. do every day that I do enjoy. I need a cut those out periodically regularly. An audit my life so that I really can look back and say I made use of every day with a smile on my face. Really WHAT YOU WANNA! Do the third takeaway from this book is He really reminds you that you're not living alone in this world, right? There're friends and family around. You loved ones and a lot of us including me. I'm the first to be guilty of this. Have put all those people on the back burner for a number of years because I'm so focused on building a great business. Business. I'm not spending as much time with them. As much as I want to. I'm not in touch as much as I, should all that kind of stuff and those people just like you are going to die? They're not gonNA. Be around forever, so are you taking into account? I'm not saying you shouldn't focus on your business to do everything you can I'm just saying that while you're doing. Doing that there's another parade going by which is life, which is everything around business, and if you don't periodically, allow yourself time schedule time to join that parade to join those families and friends on the weekends to do, you know short breaks and gone vacations with people that you love feudal, make time for it is just not going to happen, and you're going to have regrets and I know. Know, for a fact for myself I have regrets already for the last ten years of some of the people I haven't spent time with that I should have spent more time with I. Look back and asked if I did car vow a day here and or a few hours or phone call would make a huge difference in the businesses outcome, probably not socially of a small handful of people. People that I think are important to me. In my life, the fourth takeaway was probably the biggest one of all,

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Technology Helps Train Police Officers

WSJ The Future of Everything

07:52 min | 3 months ago

Technology Helps Train Police Officers

"Around the country for the past few weeks, protests have erupted over the killing of George Floyd. The arrests kindle renewed outrage over the deaths of black Americans like Brianna Taylor Eric Garner Michael Brown among many others and the mistreatment of people of Color by police. The protests have also sparked and national reckoning for many police departments. They've been trying to reduce the use of lethal force and improve accountability among other things through training. From The Wall Street Journal this is the future of everything I'm Janet Baben. Today on the show we'll consider the future of police training with virtual reality technology. What's most powerful about the are? You're able to create worlds and circumstances and experiences that you wouldn't be able to create in the real world that can help you shift your perspective, which is really different than a training. We'll speak with researchers about how the brain perceives are and whether it can address bias. Notwithstanding or conscious beliefs or conscious convictions, and we'll talk about why a future developments in Vr police training may fall short. Tell me why you shot. Shot because he was within that zone, you know I felt there was leased departments have long used actors playing and instructional videos to train officers to deal with real life scenarios, but this can be. Pricey and not very realistic. People who make and sell virtual reality say the technology can improve training. If you play video games. You're probably familiar with VR. It's been around for a while, but we asked Wall Street Journal attack video game reporter Sara Needham, in to explain virtual reality is all encompassing. It's a matter of hardware so when you put on APR headset. Everything you see up down left right turnaround. Everything is in there virtual world one hundred percent. You cannot see anything else, so you feel very immersed the main difference between VR other video simulations you can actually interact with this computer generated three D world. It's so. That Sarah says you can get sucked in and lose yourself. I experienced this myself. playing a racing game where I was sitting down very low, and we felt like a cockpit of a vehicle, and as we went around the turns, I literally felt like we were going to crash into the wall, because I wasn't driving very well, and it scared me. For Police. It's not about the thrill or fear of race track. It's about learning how to lean into the fear and still be able to deal with it calmly. If you feel like you've done something before been in a situation before. You're better at knowing how to react. You can practice your actions in these potentially life, threatening situations and hopefully resolve altercations peacefully. We'll talk more about this in just a bit. It's one of the reasons that some of the biggest law enforcement groups in the country like the Los Angeles. Police Department are turning to Vr. The LAPD has a history connected to police, misconduct and misuse force. In Nineteen ninety-one. Were caught on tape brutally beating motorist Rodney. King a black, man. The officers acquitted of criminal charges sparking riots in Los Angeles. In the early two thousands. The department was put under Federal Investigation for. Engaging in a pattern or practice of excessive force, false arrests and unreasonable searches and seizures, the government came in with what's known as a consent decree to change the culture in the LAPD. Dr. Lou Pinella joined the department in the middle of all that in two thousand five. The Rodney King incident put a laser focus on LAPD, tactics and training as well. I believe that we have continued to expand on that every year, both by how we work with our community and the training that we offer. She's the director of Police Training and education at the LAPD and she revamped its training. Process Department currently trains officers with something called a forced option simulator. It's often referred to as first generation. VR says it trains police in real life scenarios you walk into a room and one walls, completely blank and on their, we will project a scenario that an officer has to handle. Handle, it could be anything from a person in a park to a bank robbery to an office scenario, workplace violence scenario, something like that and officers will get a call, and they'll come into the room and and try to respond to what is in front of them. In the meantime, there's a instructor at the back of the room who be on a computer. Computer and as the scenario unfolding, they are able to branch in different directions, where either the officers are calming, the situation down, or it becomes more difficult to handle

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A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

The Maria Liberati Show

01:49 min | 3 months ago

A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

"Even if I am not always their body, it is the place that seems to have invented the very idea of the casual but elegant simple, but sophisticated picnic grilling is part of the summer fair and Tuscany, but where else could day old bread be Sushi? US IN PANS Annella Salad? It is so uber tasty with a dash of Tuscan, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and paired with a glass of Chianti were Brunello, but you don't have to venture to Tuscany, too. Tuscan try at Tuscany. homestake Haitian in create the same relaxed feeling. Try rustic phase with a few sunflowers, rightly colored plates, no tablecloth to simplify this setting and hope for beautifully sunny. Day make this a summer picnic style to quote the man who practically invented the Tuscan Lifestyle Leonardo Da Vinci simplicity is an art sharing with you to my favorite recipes for a summer station to Tuscany. They're both. Both from my Gorman World Award winning book, the Basic Art of Italian cooking, holidays and special occasions, second edition published by Art of Living Premium Media Inc, and you can get a copy on my website Marie Liberty, dot com or Amazon, kindle or many booksellers, online, or at your local bookstore to get a copy if they don't sell them already, or if you'd like to share a photo of one of the recipes here in posted on any social media or my blog comments with Hashtag Marie Liberati show, you could win a free copy of one of the books in the Basic Art of Italian cooking series. Tuscan panelist salad twelve slices of day, old, crusty bread, four tablespoons

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A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

The Maria Liberati Show

01:49 min | 3 months ago

A Tuscan Staycation - burst 03

"Even if I am not always their body, it is the place that seems to have invented the very idea of the casual but elegant simple, but sophisticated picnic grilling is part of the summer fair and Tuscany, but where else could day old bread be Sushi? US IN PANS Annella Salad? It is so uber tasty with a dash of Tuscan, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and paired with a glass of Chianti were Brunello, but you don't have to venture to Tuscany, too. Tuscan try at Tuscany. homestake Haitian in create the same relaxed feeling. Try rustic phase with a few sunflowers, rightly colored plates, no tablecloth to simplify this setting and hope for beautifully sunny. Day make this a summer picnic style to quote the man who practically invented the Tuscan Lifestyle Leonardo Da Vinci simplicity is an art sharing with you to my favorite recipes for a summer station to Tuscany. They're both. Both from my Gorman World Award winning book, the Basic Art of Italian cooking, holidays and special occasions, second edition published by Art of Living Premium Media Inc, and you can get a copy on my website Marie Liberty, dot com or Amazon, kindle or many booksellers, online, or at your local bookstore to get a copy if they don't sell them already, or if you'd like to share a photo of one of the recipes here in posted on any social media or my blog comments with Hashtag Marie Liberati show, you could win a free copy of one of the books in the Basic Art of Italian cooking series. Tuscan panelist salad twelve slices of day, old, crusty bread, four tablespoons

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Read a poem

Before Breakfast

03:00 min | 4 months ago

Read a poem

"Today's tip is to build a reading habit by tackling a poem a day. Poems tend to be short, but can take you to amazing places. And so can help you find space in life for a little bit of beauty. As I talked to people about their schedules over the years I've learned that many people want to find more time to read. Along with volunteering and. Doing reading something that we know would improve our lives. But when life gets busy, it's easy to let it go. And once you let it go. Getting back in the habit can seem intimidating. Most books demand at least a few hours of time. Reading and little bits might not be very satisfying. Hence the beauty of poems. Unless you're reading T S Eliot. Elliott's the wasteland. Most poems are relatively short. You can easily borrow e books of poetry from your library through an APP like Libby, and then read through them on the kindle APP. Or. You can go to a website. such as poets dot, Org or Poetry Foundation Dot Org and find poems selected by their editors. In any case, you can get free poems on your phone quickly. And I'm guessing that you always have your phone nearby. And for the cause of building a poetry reading habit. This is actually a good thing. Notice when you pick up your phone. What do you do? Many people check texts or emails first and then look at social media APPS. As you find yourself doing this. Consciously clip to the poetry website or your daughter instead. In about three minutes. You can read a poem. A whole poem. which will give you at least some feeling of accomplishment? Whatever else you did or didn't do during the day you are the sort of person who reads poetry. Now, of course some poems are better than others. I've read through volumes from some of my favorite poets like Mary Oliver. Billy Collins Classic poets such as Emily Dickinson, and sometime stuff is awesome, and sometimes even with the vaster. Sit doesn't always speak to us. But. Poems do have away of going places that pros can't always follow. Dunwell upon can conjure up an image and a feeling. You can ponder that image and feeling as you go about your day. That image and feeling can take you outside your life for a few minutes. An elevate your experience. Putting a little beauty and to the moment. Not Bad for three minutes right. And as you find yourself finding three minutes here and there you'll start to see that you do in fact, have time to read. You just have to choose to do so. And so poetry can become a gateway to literature of all kinds. So today find some poetry. Put, it where you can read it. And, if nothing else, you'll end the day feeling like you put something a little special into your life.

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The author of White Rage on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

06:18 min | 4 months ago

The author of White Rage on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience

"Professor Carol Anderson Thank, you so much for coming on the PODCAST. Thank you so much for having me Jonathan, thank you? Okay so your your book, White Rage the unspoken truth of our racial divide. Came out of. An op Ed that you wrote for the. Washington Post in August of twenty fourteen in it was trying to explain to to people but white people in particular why the why Ferguson and the protests in Ferguson were about a whole lot more than the killing of Michael Brown explain, and and so that that op-ed really came out a watching the news in the did matter which channel I. Had you know which station whether it was FOX MSNBC CNN? They were all saying the same thing. Look at all this black rage looking all of these folks bird down where they live with that. That kind of Narrative A. Lack pathology piece running in there well I have lived in Missouri for thirteen years. I knew what that state had done to black people, and that was nowhere in that that media narrative of Ferguson, so I set up to ripeness fees to put that historical perspective in there. And to make clear that. Would have said in the piece. We are so focused in on the planes that we missed the kindling. Kindling owner, those policies that systematically undermine African American. Citizenship rights their human rights. And those policies often come in a nasty way. With African Americans have made some kind of significant advancement in order to gain their citizenship rights. And Bass what we were seeing so I set out to provide that hysteria historical context with also to make clear that if we look at the policies. That are coming out of White House and Congress out of state legislatures. Out of zoning boards. The. We're having a very different kind of conversation about what is happening. Whom you're? Key paragraph in that OP ED is white rage, and you mentioned white way rage recurs in American history. It exploded after the civil war erupted again to undermine the Supreme Court's Brown v Board of Education Decision and took on its latest incarnation with Barack Obama's sent to the White House for every action of African American advancement, there's a reaction a backlash, and to read that and and I want to really get you to dive in to the more expansive argument in your book, but what I took from from just that paragraph and especially the last that last sentence I read. Is that what we're going through? Even though it is painful, horrendous horrific. In, a lot of ways. dispiriting. We've been here before. We've been through this cycle before. Yes I, and and it's the. It's one of the things that just is astounding. Amazing given that you've got a nation that seems to wallow in the language of black pathology, if only black people were. Value Education then their schools would look like that. If only black people would not be folks and we wouldn't have had the police all over them. If only black people valued property, they couldn't have nice homes in only black people if Lately if only black people were just exercise that maybe the corona virus would get them so. So you get this language of black people, just not doing. But in fact when you look at the history, you see such incredible drives, such incredible resilience, such incredible creativity. That that amassing that creativity that refusal to accept subjugation. Creates this. Anger Within the larger white community that black people will not accept, subjugation would not accept bear place. And what you see happening them. Is that as these moments happen? You get this massive. Massive backlash, I'll take Brown Brown decision alone. We Harold Brown. Because of the way that it it drove is supposedly drove a stake through the heart of Plessey Ferguson is separate but equal. After Brown, you have states that have already been organizing to figure out how to undercut the Supreme Court decision, which would be the law of the land, so law-abiding for nigger now how to undercut. Below Lane. and. They came up with massive resistance where you have one hundred one Congressional representatives signing manifesto. Saying only do everything in their power. To to dismantle to block. The Brown decision you have schools. Shutting down for years, and what these registers do. They shut down the public schools. And provided in funding for white. Children to go to school. But nothing for black children. Those white children were going to all white private academies. Think about that, so you get black people fighting for quality education. And the states rising up saying we will systematically deny your children that education, so that narrative of black with. This false.

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New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies

Sarah and Vinnie

01:16 min | 5 months ago

New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies

"Hunger games the prequel it's been out for months his release last Tuesday so I guess it's been out for a little over a week I just grabbed it mmhm day before yesterday it has sold five hundred thousand copies in its first week all right bye copies at what I mean is about two hundred and twenty five I'm sorry two hundred and seventy thousand physical copies that many people bought the book I'm your stairs audiobooks sales and kindle sales that make up the rest of it and they're looking at a half a million copies in its first week crash is huge it's called the ballad of songbird instant song birds and snakes I will say that having read all the other ones loving the books not loving the movies they're fine this one is a prequel said about sixty five sixty four sixty five years before we meet Katniss Everdeen she's not even a I don't know her dad's born what a hold on him and it's the story of presidents now as as a child and it's frankly I am in I need a chance to read yesterday I had a busy day but I read for two hours on Tuesday and I just

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Amazon group that created Kindle and Echo is working on technology for COVID-19 testing

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

01:01 min | 5 months ago

Amazon group that created Kindle and Echo is working on technology for COVID-19 testing

"Savvas on is asking the same company engineers who make E. readers and smart speakers to reinvent covert nineteen testing almost Corwin hick explains they are called the lab one twenty six hardware group and in the past they've come up with the kindle fire and the echo Alexa smart speaker now geekwire is pointing to a series of Amazon job postings in which the company is seeking new lab one twenty six mechanical design engineers to quote oat investigate and introduce new technology and methodology to enhance quality and efficiency of covert nineteen testing Amazon has come under fire from its own workers for failing to create a safe work environment until well into the covert crisis a failure Amazon spokesman Jay Carney has long denied we have instituted you know extraordinary measures in our fulfillment centers around social distancing around extra deep cleaning of facilities now the company says it will spend four billion dollars during the current fiscal quarter on covert related

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

07:14 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Had Gone Go. What does the kindle chronicles about learning around new contract candles yup that was my two youngest grandsons and Suns Jake Five and Ryan three who are here at Ocean Park with us and they were helping note that today July Twenty six is actually the eleventh anniversary of the first episode of the kindle chronicles which I recorded at this very desk looking out at this very ocean Russian in this cottage so eleven not that huge around number so <hes> rocking to dress it all up as a major anniversary but it was fun having kids out there on the beach helping me to celebrate it it did prompt me to go back back to the first episode on July Twenty Six two thousand eight <hes> and I'm going to play a little bit of the start of that one at the start of this and the way I concluded that one in between you're going to hear an interview with A._G.? Riddle WHO's new book. The A solar war is quite powerful book. I enjoyed reading it and enjoyed having him on the show again to talk about <hes> the the book highlights human struggles in the near future sometime in the future but but they sound very much like what we're going through <HES> and we can watch on the T._v.. Any particular day including this week even if you have a united enemy you still have these differences. You know you still got to Kinda. Come together and work together to overcome your problems albums. Also this episode I will give you my take on the new all new kindle oasis as oasis threes the third iteration of oasis. They're calling it. The Generation Ten oasis. I have a review copy and I also bought a cover for because it turns out there. One of the significant changes in this oasis is how it works with the cover but first let's return now to yesteryear July twenty six two thousand eight and the birth of a new podcast <music> welcome to the kindle chronicles a podcast about the kindle. This is episode one. I'm Julie and this is a new podcast and I'm creating in addition to to other podcasts. I have the Audio Oh pod chronicles.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Hands with her partner. We're seeing tents. <hes> I guess you'd call sort of wind breaks had like clam shells kit anchor down into the beach. We've got one of those too good for a windy day. Today is kind of a windy day. I tested this so I hope that the sound of the wind is not going to be too distracting for listening to those interviews I will admit to some anxiety as I ventured out on this project to just go walking up to somebody on the beach or sitting there in their bathing suit and say I I do a podcast about the kindle. Can I talk to you and I <hes> I chose. It was my equipment in a way that would signify that I really am doing something of a technological nature. I've got my eye rig microphone that attached to the iphone and then I also brought my kindle paper white with me to sort of <hes> show my credibility as a as a kindle person I did have I think three people maybe four declined to be interviewed. The first two people I talked to were from Quebec and ah they said that they were not so comfortable talking English although the woman when she was turning me down her English is very good. I made a gentle cle- that having an accent on the podcast would add to the appeal but she declined and then <hes> there was one guy and one woman <hes> pleasant kind but just did not have any interest in talking to a stranger who had brought a microphone to talk to them while they're sitting there on the beach enjoying the day enjoying the reading. I am pleased that as many people spoke.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

07:34 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Hands with her partner. We're seeing tense. <hes> I guess you'd call nerd sort of wind breaks had like clam shells kit anchor down into the beach. We've got one of those two good for a windy day. Today is kind of a windy day. I tested this so I hope that the sound of the wind is not going to be too distracting for listening to those interviews I will admit to some anxiety as I ventured out on this project to just go walking up to somebody on the beach sitting there in their bathing suit and and say I I do a podcast about the kindle. Can I talk to you and I <hes> I chose. It was my equipment in a way that would signify that I really am doing something of a technological nature. I've got my I rig microphone that attached to the iphone that I also brought my kindle paper white with me to sort of <hes> show my credibility as a as a kindle person I did have I think three people maybe four declined to be interviewed. The I do people I talked to her from Quebec and AH. They said that they were not so comfortable talking English although the woman when she was turning me down her English with very good I made a gentle cle- that having an accent on the podcast would add to the appeal but she declined and then <hes> there was one guy and one woman <hes> pleasant kind but just did not have any interest in talking to a stranger who had brought a microphone to talk to him while they're sitting there in the beach enjoying the day and enjoying the reading. I am pleased that as many people spoke.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

16:22 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"About mom and a daughter and their relationship and just the ups and downs novel or Yeah Yeah Yeah sounds like a good beat it is it is and I'm almost wants done it then. I'm going to have to find something else and my wife is close to being done with the book. No I'm just not supposed to talk to her till she finishes it but you're what seventy eight percent are you reading <hes> on this at home and other places Lord sometimes paper have my kindle APP on my ipad <hes> but the IPAD I can't see in the sun so that's why I love the kindle. On where do you find the difference reading the kindle APP on the IPAD versus reading on this <hes>. I'm just this is in backlit so I can read it easily down on the beach and just at home I happen to have the <hes> the kindle APP on the IPAD and their children some color and it's a little easier to follow a link to the Internet and stuff exactly right. I can go to the Amazon store if I need to Yup and are you ever reading paper books. He says I just told her when I finished this one. My niece gave me one in. It's a paperback so I might bring that down to the beach. When somebody gets my father.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

15:09 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"A paper book he says thank you very much and then go he goes by reading on the kindle store? I'm going to try to read it seeing she gave it to me Yep. Is there anything about it that you wish they would improve or change. No I love it yeah yeah. I really like it and I like that. If I don't have the right glasses I can change the font yep and do you generally read novels or Romances or family. Novels were the mystery history Emily <hes> some murder mysteries. I like James Patterson. I read a wide range. I Guess Yep great well. Thank you very much yeah. You're sister-in-law. Of course you can be super. Oh that's more interesting any anybody can be an avid reader so well. The got my interest up here. We're going to be talking with a casual eatery yeah all right <hes>.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"And I got him a new paperweight the recently, I guess within the last month and he had a kindle voyage before that he turned into a great kindle lover. He doesn't have a smartphone. He's kind of prize himself on being a not an early adopter in any sense. But he does love his kindle. Well, it's fun. When somebody like that can teach me something about the technology of the kindle because Jack just mentioning casually Skype conversation. We had the other day said, you know, the type was too small in the paper white. So I just spread my fingers on the screen, and the type get bigger, you know, I might have known you could do that at some point. But I had forgotten it. This was like new information that he was passing along to me. And I assume it works the same on the other, Ian kindles, but if. If you're in the book, and you want the font to be a little bigger, you can tap on the top and pull up the menu and tap, the the AA, and you do the usual steps or you can simply put his fingers close to each other spread them, and that will make the type get bigger, and it will bring up the bar that lets you set the font size precisely you know, you hit plus and it goes over little bigger little smaller. I was curious if this would also work on my fire, tablet, or my kindle, Abba, my iphone and didn't so in spreading on the screen reading a book on those two devices. You don't get that same handy benefit of being able to do at the doing the kindle, I brought to Amazon's attention from time to time that I wish there was a little bit more uniformity among the various kindle reading devices because when reading kindle book, it just seems like it ought to act the same as much as possible on any of the devices. This would be one of those cases. Where something if you're used to spreading your fingers to get the font larger and your kindle and you switch to an iphone or a fire. It's not gonna work that I think is a bit of a flaw not a huge flop but a bit of a flaw. There was a problem. I heard about from John Dewey listener, John Dewey wrote. Hi there land, I checked out one of your kindle reviews from some time ago that was probably on YouTube by done some reviews of the new devices when they come out John said that he's having a terrible problem. Retaining his highlights. And exporting them, he says the system doesn't seem to work well or consistently, and I think from reading his account here that when he exports from his kindle, you go to notebook and you export your notes. He's getting a different list of notes and annotations than the ones that automatically appear at redone, Amazon dot com slash notebook. And that would be a problem. I tried to replicate it on a book that I'm reading and I had it on the paper white. And I just exported the notes that resulted in a list of the annotations for that book that showed up as an Email, and I compared that list with what I saw for that book. At redone on dot com slash notebook. And they were identical. There was you know, same number of notes and highlights. So I couldn't duplicate the problem that John says that he had I may not be understanding xactly what he said. But if you've had any experience like that where you're getting a different set of annotations sent out by exporting versus what automats shows up at that webpage. What you give me an Email at pod chronicles gmaiLcom? Maybe we can help John solve his problem. My guests for the interview this week AG riddle came down with a bad flu bug, just as his latest novel winter world was released last week that may we had to postpone our conversation a week, and he sounded much better during our Skype conversation on Wednesday March six that was eight days after he published winter world, it's the first of new series involving global ice age in the near future and an attack from space. We last spoke with Jerry riddle in August of last year about his two previous series origin mystery and the extinction files, which he self published in Seoul, two million copies worldwide as you will hear winter world is the first of new series, titled the long winter..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Best kindle, direct publishing. I'll have. Lincoln the show notes to page Amazon that describes the book called dashboard, I've always wondered if authors ever used the information that we can send to them via kindle or tablet as a reading a book. If you find an area, you can do a note that ends up flagging Typos or other problems. It might be that this new interface will make more likely that the information will actually help improve the quality of e books on the Amazon site. I've asked a couple of authors. I think in the past if they're even aware that readers can do this, and none of them had ever received any information that went into improving their books sometimes when I receive question from you pass along to my contacts at Amazon, this doesn't always result in definitive answers. But it's always worth a try. I received another message from John Sullivan a couple of months ago, he wrote the following my daughter's gave me an echo dot for Christmas. And I started using it right away for the news weather. And playing background music while working I investigated musical apps and found pitch pipe to be useful. I play sex is there an app out there. That will duplicate what my phone app. The amazing slowdown or a ST will do AST allows import of songs I own and can change the tempo and the pitch. The key. The song is in I play with a number of rock and roll folks and need to transpose to learn the solos. So I can play them in the Qatar key on my Alto. Sax. I Email the developer Rana music dot com and learned they have no plans to link to Alexa, and we're not sure it was possible..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Just talking to somebody about this this morning, Laura. Hellers the fella Forbes contributor, and we were talking about it. We're just come in and scan your app like you get on an airplane walk in take potato products shelf than you walked out. And it's it's it's it's beautiful. It's designed always joke. It's like seven eleven had baby with hoses. It's. Yup. Universita? It's it's everything you'd expect experiences quick and it's fast. And if you know, you're busy urban professional, and you need somewhere to go on your work or are on your lunch break at work or before. Or after you know, you're done before you start your day or after your day. You know, it's really, you know, it's really the perfect use case for you. And so I think there's a lot. So I think the experiment now will be aware are those use cases are they urban? Are they suburban are they airports? They other is like I said, but the other thing that I think if you're a student of Amazon as you look back in history is what else will they do with this. And so the question that I have is will they will they use it to? Drive the infrastructure through others to provide until experiences, which is what they've done in the past rise what they did with their ecommerce portal. It's what they their browser. So why would they not potentially do that same thing with the platform? It is Amazon go and check out through technology. Do the parallel with the trajectory for books because Amazon started selling books, and when they started the kindle, Katie p very poaching started the same day that kindle is introduced a now they kind of own that creative part of the self publishing industry. So with with go or they possibly following that same template of starting something out for their for their own retailing activity, and then turning it into a platform that becomes an even more powerful generator of presence in profits. Yeah. I think that's a really that's a really interesting. I never thought about that. Instead of looking at kindle as a precursor for how they're thinking about it. But I think you're I think you're potentially dead on because you know, if I look at what is the Amazon, not have Amazon, you know, doesn't have a lot of physical retail experience. We talked about two thousand eighteen the first year that they're trying to do that. And so then you'd ask the question. Well, if we're not good at that. We don't have that in our background. Why don't we let other people be the content creators just like they would with books on what great physical retailing is unless provide them the tools, and the background to be able to do that. So you know, if you look at it that's right in the eat those. That's right in the wheelhouse of how Amazon their business in the past. Yeah. I think I think that makes a ton of sense. I had not heard about this seven year old who's selling twenty million dollars worth of toys, and how that provides a possible clue as to what might be had to pay paint that scenario. Yeah. I think that's it goes along the threat that we were just talking about. I think you know, what's really interesting in a colleague of mine Carter Johnson, Billy outlaid this for me. It's really I have to credit him. But he always taught this point. I got that three thousand foot stage view of it is he always talks about the horizontal line of commerce, where you you actually have commerce on the one end, which was us Amazon is an example..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Just talking to somebody about this this morning, Laura. Hellers the fella Forbes contributor, and we were talking about it. We're just come in and scan your app like you get on an airplane walk in take potato products shelf than you walked out. And it's it's it's it's beautiful. It's designed always joke. It's like seven eleven had baby with hoses. It's. Yup. Universita? It's it's everything you'd expect experiences quick and it's fast. And if you know, you're busy urban professional, and you need somewhere to go on your work or are on your lunch break at work or before. Or after you know, you're done before you start your day or after your day. You know, it's really, you know, it's really the perfect use case for you. And so I think there's a lot. So I think the experiment now will be aware are those use cases are they urban? Are they suburban are they airports? They other is like I said, but the other thing that I think if you're a student of Amazon as you look back in history is what else will they do with this. And so the question that I have is will they will they use it to? Drive the infrastructure through others to provide until experiences, which is what they've done in the past rise what they did with their ecommerce portal. It's what they their browser. So why would they not potentially do that same thing with the platform? It is Amazon go and check out through technology. Do the parallel with the trajectory for books because Amazon started selling books, and when they started the kindle, Katie p very poaching started the same day that kindle is introduced a now they kind of own that creative part of the self publishing industry. So with with go or they possibly following that same template of starting something out for their for their own retailing activity, and then turning it into a platform that becomes an even more powerful generator of presence in profits. Yeah. I think that's a really that's a really interesting. I never thought about that. Instead of looking at kindle as a precursor for how they're thinking about it. But I think you're I think you're potentially dead on because you know, if I look at what is the Amazon, not have Amazon, you know, doesn't have a lot of physical retail experience. We talked about two thousand eighteen the first year that they're trying to do that. And so then you'd ask the question. Well, if we're not good at that. We don't have that in our background. Why don't we let other people be the content creators just like they would with books on what great physical retailing is unless provide them the tools, and the background to be able to do that. So you know, if you look at it that's right in the eat those. That's right in the wheelhouse of how Amazon their business in the past. Yeah. I think I think that makes a ton of sense. I had not heard about this seven year old who's selling twenty million dollars worth of toys, and how that provides a possible clue as to what might be had to pay paint that scenario. Yeah. I think that's it goes along the threat that we were just talking about. I think you know, what's really interesting in a colleague of mine Carter Johnson, Billy outlaid this for me. It's really I have to credit him. But he always taught this point. I got that three thousand foot stage view of it is he always talks about the horizontal line of commerce, where you you actually have commerce on the one end, which was us Amazon is an example..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

04:40 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"When you describe the different genres that you put together at strikes me that the traditional publishing world is much more liable to pigeonhole a book and say, well, you know, we've already had two dolphin books this month or something and your ability to just let your book, fill whatever interests or categories make sense that that that seems to be a benefit of this way of publishing. I think you're exactly right. Because I mean, it's a very bureaucratic system. Right. And so you have people that aren't writers and what they need to do. They need to categorize and they need to sort organize. And you know, they've got a lot of books deal with. And so, yeah, I think you're exactly right that they would put it into a specific category or classification. Yeah. And I don't think that it ever would have gone anywhere. Even if it was accepted by somebody which I think that alone would have been a long shot. So yeah, I mean without without Amazon kindle, in fact, I'm still only on kindle, I've got creates space. So, you know, it's it's the the paperback version of Amazon, but yes, still doing so publishing. I probably ninety five percent of my books are all kindle books. I I got it through kindle unlimited. So if somebody scribes that way, and and if somebody subscribes to your book that way, do you get the same amount of money as if they buy an e book copy of it forever. You don't you get paid e paid a little bit less, but you do get paid. You get paid for page. Read. I see which you know, if you in the old days. If somebody actually borrow the book, and you'd get a certain amount of money, and then they turned into the canola limited. And then they would give you some amount of money somebody download your book, then they actually found that a lot of people were kind of game in that system. Yeah. So they were do whatever they could just to download the book, and so Amazon change they changed it a few times to make it fair and fair and so now the page per page. So if you write in interesting book, you'll get paid better than on interesting book because people will therefore rate more of it. I say, yeah. But yeah, I do get paid. But I get paid a little bit more. I think if people people by. Yeah. Well, let's talk about mosaic the book that it says on your website. You're ninety percent finished. Maybe after today's work you're up to ninety one percent wins that when is that coming? What's that going to be about? I am. I am way behind mosaic is funny. I've had so many people Email him God. When is the next? Coming. I cannot stand. I'm like, I'm sorry. I it's it's a big book. It's probably going to be over six hundred pay very big story. It's taken the along time. I have to them hoping to have it done. At least the the draft done within the next two or three weeks and part of it is already in editing, which is good news. And so I'm hoping to actually have an online and available in the very beginning. Or at least the first week or two of January button gonna big kind of ground swell of of. And. People saw really trying to get it out soon. But I obviously don't want to release something if you think it's it's not quite reading here. That's one of the you might not have imagined. When you're putting published author in your bucket list is fans turning into kind of terrorist on behalf of you finishing your book. Yeah. That that that is the last thing a new writer ever would've actually drained off. And it's it's a good and bad thing because you're having to try, and, you know, respond to these people, but just wanna read a book that all imposter syndrome. You know, who I am? Just the guy that interesting waiting a one here. Right. But it's it's it's so unbelievably gratifying that you know, it's like anything that you do. Right. Whether it's. You make anything or any job that you do for? It's so gratifying when it is it's appreciated and evaluate just nothing better. Yeah. I have been speaking with Michael c Grumbly author of the breakthrough series. Thanks very much. Michael murray. Walk them. In content. I'll mention one list of books and one new podcast about books. This is podcast. It's been.

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"I'm Jessica I'm supposed to be. So it's a it's it's a very strange and very surreal feeling, and if anything that makes makes me feel grounded. It's actually hearing back from people and in hearing how much. And I mean, I if anything makes me feel like. I've done something. That's that's probably. Yeah. For sure. You have done everything through kindle, direct publishing and create space. What what's been the kind of platform that you've used to put these books out into the world. It was KENDALL. So when I started this, I mean that was another part of that that the bucket list that was kind of out the motivators I been reading about you platform on the kindle that Amazon released. How interesting was I'd read about some other people that had done it that that sounds like that would be pretty simple. Because at also I've been pretty familiar with the the traditional route in terms of what it takes to be noticed by an agent or publisher is a Nubia writer and the old traditional route. And it's very hard. You've got gotta be like a lottery, weather, that's essentially what boils down to. And you know, you you you get shot down so much that it's it it, really. It doesn't just humble you it depresses you head you tried some of that that traditional route with some of your earlier writing I done just a just a few just a few. I think when the book had come out, but I actually done. I read books about people who had done it. I had friends who had done. It had some short stories that I'd written with a friend, and we were gonna try and do something like that. I think we we have different contests and whatnot in just became very clear that this is a very difficult again. In fact, what's interesting that most people probably almost nobody knows about about the breakthrough book is that I had written. I as a screenplay. Oh, long before I wrote repes- a book, it was probably several years before that end in intact. I had gotten it option. Then hollywood. Never ever came of it. But you know, it was that kind of pop deposit. The reason I had done that is because I knew how difficult it was actually published. Yeah. So I thought we'll maybe it's a screenplay and that I went back, and I turned it into a larger book is always wanted to. But by then the app, so the KENDALL was out then I put it on the kindle. And it's such an easy process that that anybody can do to Tomase him what Amazon has done in terms of opening doors for people that otherwise never would have been able to step through XM, honestly it without Amazon and kindle, no one ever what to read this book. I don't think what made it onto the desk of anybody the end, I think part of it too..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

03:16 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Readings from Cambridge Massachusetts. This week's guest is Michael c Grumbly. A former information technology guy who's bucket list included, writing and publishing a book his breakthrough series a blend of science fiction adventure romance, some others Janas features to very smart. Dolphins named Sally. And Dirk, and it has been so successful. That Michael is now able to work fulltime as an author honestly it without Amazon in kindle knowing. What to read this book? I don't think it would have made it onto the desk of anybody. Also this week. I will tell you about my test of the all new kindle paperweights, waterproof capability in the chilly Atlantic Ocean. And we will check in with the latest from q two or maybe it's cute two and q three Amazon's headquarters. I up in news is the rising rumble of rumors and stories based on people familiar with the matter about Amazon's H Q to decision which has been promised within fifty two days. That's how long it is till the end of the year. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company is actually planning to divide HQ two into two equally sized smaller locations. The top three candidates peer to be northern Virginia, New York and Dallas. There have been a good number of stories criticizing the assumed decision that seems Ted premature to me I think there's going to be plenty of time to weigh in on the choice once it's actually announced. I would get a kick out of it. If these leaked stories turned out to be incorrect, and Jeff Bezos is intuitive decision at the last minute is a shocker like, Pittsburgh, or maybe Newark, or maybe both people criticizing these leaks stories have called a kind of a bait and switch. Or an Amazon con that they promised to do headquarters fifty thousand new jobs, and now they're saying they're going to do just to smaller ones, and they get all these cities excited about it. I have a feeling that if an Amazon it said, we're going to be awarding two cities of office headquarters that have twenty five thousand jobs in each they would have been able to generate quite a bit of interest as well. And the other thing which is evident from the Wall Street Journal article is the idea that over the period of time over a year since Hammas on started this initiative that they're thinking on what is the best configuration for the headquarters has evolved that wouldn't be a surprise. And also, the labor market has tightened. So that the source of the Wall Street Journal is saying that one of the big factors is that if they have to very large offices than they can draw on two different labor markets, and obviously one of the biggest aspects of the right place to locate. These facilities is can they attract the technical and software and engineering development talent that they need for future growth. The period of speculation is going to be over soon. I'm quite sure. And then we're really going to have something to talk about Amazon did officially announce something this week. Namely that free shipping will be available starting November fifth with no minimum purchase on orders. That will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday. I imagined that most of you listening to this podcast our prime members as I am..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

06:44 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Even with the latest software on my waist, but he was going into settings that would enable you to set a different default for the information that shows up at the lower left of page. If you're reading on your kindle, you can see a page location or the number of the pages, and there is a setting that will tell you which of those shows up as the default. You can also tap on those two toggle through the series it. It didn't really go to my question about how come those choices at the lower left of the pager different on a kindle than they are on the kindle app on the iphone, which was the point I was making I when I hear this and I listened to their cash, you know, these guys are showing their kindle, and here's this guy that's been talking about the kennel every week for ten years. Maybe he just needs to. Lighten up because he's getting so exercised about such a minor issue, but I don't know. I felt strongly about it in. I take them at their word that they're obsessed with customer reaction. I am a kindle customer from for the past decade, and this really does bug me anyone. I'm reading kindle book on one device. Why can't it act the same way on other devices? It just seems to me, that's kind of a basic customer-friendly thing. So the message get through to to Kevin into your and they they were taking it seriously. They weren't in any way kind of mocking me Leeson the way that I could detect, but then the message get through. So then we would little further into the settings thing and then moved on from there. So you said you can show the clock way reading. You can show time left in the book time left in the chapter, pigeon the book location, so you can have different. Settings, therefore, so this would be like the default, if whatever these I choose the one I'm going to. Right. Exactly. So if you change to page now you have pitched twenty. I can change here just by tapping when I'm in the book. Exactly through. Exactly. Okay. Exactly. Yeah. So so it's an interesting way to be able to give customers choice. Yeah, and how they love to see it. I personally I'm the time in chapter. Yeah. Yeah, I want to know if I can read this chap. Exactly. Sometimes, you know, I actually had to change my wife's device because sometimes when she's reading and she, you know, I want her attention. I'm like. So I can have a conversation with you, you know when we're fist or something. Yeah, exactly. It's like you're in the middle of a chapter. You're like engrossing like, okay, I got four minutes. The the rule is she's at ninety percent of the book, do not talk to her. Great. I think what percent are you in the other one? The one thing, the one pep I do have is sometimes the if especially if you're in nonfiction. Yeah, you know a lot of the appendices bibliography and so forth is included in that percentage. Sometimes you'll like I have this much more left than it finishes at ninety. Five percent. Fix that. I've wondered, am I really this far away from finishing the Booker going to be fifty pages? It's interesting question is like the the epilogue and the bibliography or not. So it's a good piece. If you back, we'll give to the to their crazy because everybody have their own little thing. What perfection of writing the book is. Now what thing that always comes up, there's there's sort of a low level of chronic anxiety among a lot of my listeners than the ink platform is certainly not the buzz that was when it was the only Kimball device ten years ago and all this other stuff. We know people reading more on phones on tablets. What can you say to assure of me? And my other listeners that that love the e ink devices that it's still really important to keep innovating improving jet for the foreseeable future? Yeah, so we're absolutely committed. To kindle and to continuing to innovate for Kimmel customers. You'll see with the new kindle paperweight bringing a lot of really great hardware innovation, making it thinner lighter, having a flush front, display symbol, similar that can noises. So that has great reading experience with one hand. Waterproofing bringing that down to people way. Those are all really strong innovations that we're going to be doing on behalf of the customer and we'll continue to do in the future. So so rest assured that that this is important. It was our first vice were in our eleventh year of kindle, and our customers are still buying as many kindles as ever as we mentioned prime day was our biggest sales day of the year and actually ever history for kindle. And so we see customers still love their kindle devices. So we're excited to continue to innovate for them. And you know, we mentioned earlier, a lot of the feedback we get is really outdoor reading, really amazing battery life. And I think something that is more potent than ever is lack of distractions. So internally, say kindle is really reading time. It's not screen time. Because you don't have those distractions of Email social media notifications and. Phone calls and text messages. So we think it's always going to have a really strong place with our customers. Sometimes I've wondered, you know, there's a talk about there was gonna be a color kindle, and there was was the company, but I think he sold it, but it it had a problem because it might have been a color screen, but it would have been fast enough to play video and so in and there goes your, your single focused use, and I can almost imagine a time when there would. I mean, say Inc came out and said, we've increased the speed one hundred fold on the e ink display. Now you can do tweets nineteen, and all the rest of the experimental browser is now like a real browser. It's almost like you'd have to say, we don't want it. This is what we're doing here and we, but I know you can't talk about the future, but it it strikes. I guess what I'm asking is. It sounds like you've really embraced that part of the ink kindles, whether it's the ink or some other technology in the future that this is like an oasis for readers to read and that that may be a continuing

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"I like all of your content and yours is one of the first podcast I listen to each week. I think if you weeks ago, you ask for days for new features on kindles, and I would like to suggest a countdown timer and accumulative timer. So many schools and reading programs require parents and kids to keep track of their reading time. And it is always a struggle to do that. I think this would be a great feature to add and maybe opened up the kindle to a new group of readers that would appreciate the feature, Roxanne. I think it's a great idea rocks and I sure that's the case that people are being assigned the task of reading for certain period each day. And if that was built in aspect of kindle in the app, so it would be pretty cool. And finally, here's an Email from Dan Campbell and California Highland just heads up in reading some recent kindle discussions folks are. Saying the kindle world scout programs are no longer. I know you tried scout some while ago. If I remember I did try scout that was Amazon's experiment in crowd sourcing the finding of books to publish a. They published quite a number of books, but they're not accepting any more submissions for the program. There is a link where you can go and see books that were published as a result of the scout program, and they have a lot of convenient ways to categorize it including which books ended up being the most pro popular. It's another example of them is on doing an innovation, trying it for while and not getting stuck with it forever. Perhaps the use of it diminished on the part of authors submitting it and any event. There was a lot of books that were published that way that I'm sure reached audiences that they wouldn't have otherwise reached. Dan continues since my wife and I recently moved boxes of books are heavy. I haven't been able to listen to each t Casey episode as faithfully as I want. So I don't know. You've already talked about this meaning the kindle scout now, kindle worlds. That was, I think, fan fiction where you could write your own contribution to a series and the authors would make it possible to do that without any copyright problems. And that again is another experiment which has run its course. Dan says, I did listen to the university show what fun. You're right, that kindle technology is pretty much the norm for us aficionado. So transitioning to a few more author interviews works well trust you Darlene Claire are well in our new house. Janice has her own quilting room..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Instagram, dot com. Slash Len Edgeley and since my bed in ocean park looks out to the east, I get a good view of the sunset. Each have get very picky. If if it doesn't paint the sky in the low tide flat complete colors, I just roll over and and don't rows myself to go take a picture put on instrument, but thanks for mentioning that l. he continues one of the things I find interesting was addressed by several of your correspondence last week. This is an relation to the tenth anniversary. I read most things on kindle and increasingly. Use audible. Often, those formats are used jointly through whisper sink. In fact, I find myself urinated when whisper saying is unavailable and I have to keep track when going back and forth. Occasionally I end up with a paper copy. Also, the electric versions are especially helpful for my aging vision yet. I still get the to sit down with a book in quotes. I was especially interested to hear the relationship between John and formats both in individual preferences and sales numbers to the extent those are known or shared. I'm also becoming more custom to e book resources at the public library after trying library access and finding overcomplicated. I recently learned about Libby the app from overdrive and have had better luck with that. The IOS app, that's I phone ipad is very user, friendly and manageable. I have used it as a reader audio player and have also used it to download borrowed books from Amazon. I have found in my library at least. That availability sometimes limited and you'd better be ready to drop everything when a wanted book becomes available..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"They think what you're probably by Amazon yourself published on not not even close. I, they, I couldn't do one tenth of the stuff that Thomas immersion does for me when the other big differences that I appreciate people listen to this show. I know preciado his that Thomas Mercer the other Amazon publishing imprint. They published the price e books at, you know, under five dollars, reasonable. There's kindle unlimited. And a lot of that I assume means that compared with your publishing with Shatin and Simon Schuster, a larger proportion of your books maybe are being read as kindle books because the pricing is so sane. Yeah, that that's very true. I very large portion. I boats radish kennel books, but by here's the more important aspect of that, I get emails constantly. I'm constantly from readers who will say things to me like I am. Going through cancer treatment. And I read seven books week, and I was so grateful that I was able to find your for four ninety nine because I can't afford to spend twenty five dollars on ten books. I get. I get those emails all the time. I'm not exaggerating. I get probably five. Six may be PanAm month. People who will say to me, I must shut in in in Kansas City and I don't have any real outside interest except reading, and it was so nice to be able to download your book and to escape from my problems for a while. And you know, for off of, that's incredibly are warming and it's incredibly moving to to to to realize the power of book..

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"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

04:39 min | 2 years ago

"kindle" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Well, I compared x Ray on a kindle book on my iphone with x Ray on my kindle oasis. And also with my kindle fire HGH and the these aren't dramatic differences that the the main thing that's obvious is that along the top, if you open an x Ray page, you're reading a book that has x Ray these sort of the bones of the book. They help you keep track of characters, really a handy capability that was on his added to kindle reading under the new. I o s version the only three tags up top are all items. People were terms and if you click on one of those three, you'll see things on the current pager reading and then also a whole list in the book. Now, if you look at the same kindle page on an oasis, there are more choices along the top, and it's not obvious to me, which is the better way to set it up along the top of the kindle. In the same thing as the true for the fire under x Ray, you'll see notable clips. People turn. Terms and images. And again, separating from this page and the whole book, I suppose it's clearer to have just the three categories all items people in terms that seems a little cleaner. And the notable clips is I think, sort of confusing category of information that I haven't really used myself. I suspect that this version of x Ray is will populate across the other devices and it it. It makes me wish that Amazon would not have different versions of tool like x Ray on the different devices. It seems to me that's not very user friendly. If I use something like x Ray and I switch from my iphone to my kindle or my fire it, it just seems like there's friction there to say, oh yeah, on this one, I have some other choices compared with the other device. They're all on devices. They're all kindle reading. Why can't they all operate the same on a power. To like x Ray. My guest this week is Jim Jones and associate professor of management at the university of Nebraska at Omaha since Darlene. And I spent a fair amount of time in Omaha, visiting her sister, Deb, and her brother, rod and family. I've had a chance to visit with Jim for coffee and kindle, talk numerous times in the past decade. We usually meet it at a coffee shop named scooters. But for this record a conversation, he drove to meet me at Deb's home in the punk, a hills area of northern Omaha. We'll pick up the conversation where I asked, Jim, what has changed in the students that he's seen in his classrooms in the past twenty five years? Well, one thing I think I can put it this way. It's kind of a reciprocal issue when I started. Obviously, I had no experience. In fact, I made a joke my very first class. I thought it was that. I want you to. I taught an evening class for my first after noon class, and then the afternoon class, I said, I want you to know that this is not the first time I've ever taught this class. So now that the bad news last night was. Got a couple of chuckles, but actually what I found out was that it's probably not the best thing to tell that the room that you know your rookie in this because sometimes what I found over the years is that we might talk about this in a bit, but. The expectation of students maybe every generation says this, but I found in my later years, it's really felt almost more adversarial that. As opposed to saying, I like helping people reach a path and goal now, very often. I think we're seen as an obstacle in the way of getting that grade which help at the promotion and so forth. So I think from my early years, the lack of experience was a problem with engagement. And in my later years, I said, as I say, the the classroom has. The deserve the students, what their goals are, don't always mesh with what my goal is. So what I've tried to do over all those years is. A series of things. Some of which lifted for my time Gallup such as asking students would name they like to be called. I mean, there was a lot of research. The was conducted at the time and still does that shows that just by calling person, when is your full name Leonard? Okay..

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