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Fresh update on "spotify" discussed on  Investor's Edge

Investor's Edge

00:43 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "spotify" discussed on Investor's Edge

"Being with us today. So let me again. We threw in the show in the four o'clock hour now, and we may every now and then after change. We think we're gonna be able to keep four o'clock and that's good. Good day in the market has gapped up today. And they just Apple was up 21 early, finished up 11 or 12 which is still a damn good day. It just extended anything things that's sticking out. Here's a few things that are sticking out. Amazon was now 50 today. Amazon gapped up Friday, but members sold off into the clothes fell into the gap, which just means it's just extended. I don't think there's anything wrong. It's just extended. A few things like the are doing the same thing. Google bed reaction and was down five again today but still holding the 50 day moving average of break below CIA. Have a nice day on Google. So another name on the pressure snap. Under the 50 day completely under pressure Now, Spotify market didn't like more losses under pressure, but just extended no big deal. Not the end of the world. But again, there are some names that had bad reactions. Tesla did not have a very good reaction. But guess what Tesla's doing. Getting a little bit the fence here. We're gonna watch Tesla closely, because if it sets up again, it's gonna have another run again. And the way that stock moves it moves $20 at a time. Not there yet. But we'll watch the big story from me. Today, though, was there's a bunch of names reporting the next three days that had very strong days today, which is always weird for me, because why people pounding the pavement or the table? On names that are just reporting any day because who knows how bad the reaction's gonna be, But, hey, it ain't my money. And as we go through earnings what we do Just look for best reactions and why If we get some really good gaps. We hope that the gaps off of trading range is not gaps after a good run. No more racing in the aftermarket right now. Take two interactive gaming. We hit a new high today but is up another 10 in the aftermarket. I'm noticing solar edge, but a strong solar power type. Which my duty good numbers. At one time. Today we get this right before I mention it, Make sure it's correct that it's wrong. Finished that 1 73 I've got it. 1 90 in the aftermarket. Those are the things going to be watching for in the morning? We mentioned Ring Central echoes to new highs today. That's only down five bucks in the aftermarket, now 2 300 No big deal. But the bigger story for us again with markets By the day. It makes a better and better chance. We're in one of those climactic late inning moves. With massive froth and speculation. And we're going to try and get as much as we can on the upside. And then we'll see what happens at the end, but we know how this ends. Louder and louder noise. A sucking in of people that are in their money markets getting 0% and don't want to be in the market but decide the green takes over. And then poof. It's what happens every time. Now this will only happen. If we get that really climactic move. Right now. It's just a good move. Strong move. In a Tesla. We saw some climactic near term action. It's only one name we're talking about in the whole megillah. So stay tuned. And I want to repeat something a nobody on Wall Street gonna know we will. And if we catch it right if it happens if And we catch it right? With some inverse stuff. Big to make. But the first thing to happen will be the upside. Which is occurring as we speak. And we'll really know it's when Jay Powell announces that they're going to buy stocks with printed money. And the market still goes down, and that is what he's going to do. By the way we've nailed him. We have absolutely nailed him. Since Christmas of 2018. Market goes down print more money That's the M O now. Which, of course, will continue to bury our currency. Which will continue to rally. Golden was a decent extent, Silver I've been asked them. I'm worried about the rest of the world and the numbers going up. Absolutely. The numbers have been going up the rest of the world to a certain extent. It tells you just how tough this pandemic is. And as we've said to on this show, Mr Logic you can't get it if you're not exposed to it. So what the hell you doing? I saw seven or eight people outside earlier. I mean, might as well have been French kissing. They were so close to each other. Seriously. Oh, but you can't get it out. Oh, yes, you can. Just seven didn't beat people. Liam care, and I wanted to yell and scream, but they were bigger than me. Just amazing to watch and we see videos out there people in that weird mask. Okay? I don't know again. We just try to be logical here. You can't get it if you not near it. So that's somethingto watch because the airlines and cruise lines in the gaming and the hotel's dead money again. So stay tuned. Gonna be a fun ride. Glad with four o'clock today. Have a great evening. Drive carefully when you get home, too, like we do quite simple..

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Apple still #1: podcast listening via mobile apps

podnews

02:56 min | 1 d ago

Apple still #1: podcast listening via mobile apps

"If you thought apple was under pressure from spotify. Lipson. The largest paid podcast host in the world says otherwise from their official PODCAST, the feed, Pero, Walsh, the big dog in aggregate are APPs is still apple with apple podcast and itunes coming in at sixty eight point two percent of all downloads for June, which is up a bit from April Sixty six point five. So. Yeah. The death of apples podcasts is been greatly overstated. Another stat from Lipson is the only not point two five percent of podcast to listen to on a smart speaker. Tom. Webster. Has Thoughts about that. We linked to them from our show notes and newsletter today. For advertising how well do podcasts convert pod sites has posted their conversion benchmark reports based on one point two, billion Ad Impressions from twenty eight, Million Dollars Worth of advertising podcasting convert significantly better than social media they say an embedded ads were twice as well as dynamically inserted ones. Dylan, pugh spotify's former head of podcast monetization in London has launched his own sports and lifestyle podcast company Komodo launched at the end of July the first podcast is all about themselves Komodo the startup journey, it's hosted on Spree Cup. Pot chaser has added the ability to connect your twitter account to discover new podcasts and friends listen and audio production company London is looking for podcast producers. You'll find that pod jobs dot net ads ways has added additional targeting for podcast advertisers who use their programmatic advertising platform podcast Garden, company that promised free. Unlimited web hosting has surprise suddenly gone off line the company last posted on twitter or facebook in. December. It hosted at least two hundred podcasts. Arabic podcast platform podium has to seed funding round of Eight, hundred, thousand dollars. They've launched ten new shows which will be exclusive to podiums APP for the first two months and podcast. Makes podcasts out of news websites according to a writer willing to. And in Paul Cost News here's Conan. O'Brien guess what my podcast was not supposed to come back until September. But surprise my new season starts this Monday August third today podcast junkies interviews. Dave. Zohrab. From charitable and previously on we fakes space junk and so left leftovers flirting helpless and space. We fix space jam returns on August. It's a comedy fiction podcast recorded entirely in lockdown and parts of the fable and folly network,

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Fresh update on "spotify" discussed on Pop-Punk & Pizza

Pop-Punk & Pizza

01:18 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "spotify" discussed on Pop-Punk & Pizza

"If you can't do that there's also our pay pal link if he just want to drop me a buck or whatever it's pay pal dot me. Forward Slash, pop punk pizza pod for that, or you can simply just follow us on social media facebook twitter instagram all @ pop punk pizza pod and drop us a nice rating and review wherever it is that you listen to this podcast that does not cost a thing obviously. So if that's all you have, that's totally cool. That's like honking in person seriously that's the equivalent of that and even if we were in person. We wouldn't be able to hug because of this crazy pandemic we've got going on. So anyway at the beginning of each month I update the pop pumpkin pizza podcast playlist on spotify with ten songs, I. Think you should give listen to some of these songs are submissions from publicists and bands and listeners or songs that I've stumbled across on my way through the interwebs. So in no particular order, here's ten songs for August twenty twenty. Hailing from the Chicago suburbs will met combines pop punk and hardcore with a fresh style that relies on pop hooks, honest lyrics and strong musicianship. So we'll met just released a single called adderall with an alien esque music video. It's directed by my friend Alexander make and their self titled Debut Self. Titled EP Drop September Twenty Fifth via Mutant League records produced by Seth Henderson of ABC Studios in Crown Point Indiana best known for real friends which I'm wearing a real friend shirt today and also knuckle puck is well. Adderall by mets. Let's give it a listen..

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Big tech CEOs testify before Congress

The Vergecast

48:04 min | 4 d 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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These are really difficult crazy stressful times, and if you're trying to sort of cope, it could be helpful to find something that gets beyond like doom scrolling and like obsessive worried. But digs into what is really going on underneath the surface, and that's what the weeds is all about I. Matthew Yglesias. Weeds podcast here on the box meeting podcast network. This is podcast for people who really want to understand the policy debates and policy issues that shaping our world. We've seen now more than ever like how relevant policy is to our actual lives, but so much in the news isn't focused on really understanding and explaining detail way if that sounds good to you, join us for the weeds, every Tuesday and Friday to find out what's going on why matters and what we can do about it. You could download the weeds on apple spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts. Tracy. When it comes to facebook I turn to you. FACEBOOK is patience consumer of startups as what we've learned. 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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SiriusXM: Simplecasts price; Pandoras decline

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01:57 min | 4 d ago

SiriusXM: Simplecasts price; Pandoras decline

"Sirius, XM's financial report for quarter to twenty twenty has been released. The company owns stitcher simple cast Pandora ads with the acquisition price for simple cast unreported at the time was twenty, eight, million dollars Pandora which Sirius. Xm owns now has fifty nine point six million monthly active users that figure dropped by one point three, million in the last quarter. Poor casting is finally big business as an article for Jovana which focuses on an overview of recent deals. You'll find it linked in our show notes and newsletter today talking about show notes spotify now supports html formatting for show notes as to use the description field rather than content and coded. Lasts in American podcast report is out from Triton digital covering the four weeks ending July the fifth the top ten podcasts have seen a slump in downloads down by over ten percent the highest new entry number eleven a financial podcast from radio's Grupo Globo. has made a fancy short pass. You can type podcast dot new into a browser straight into the episode builder. It's part of Google's ownership of the new to Maine and elision claims to be the world's first podcast APP that's focused on learning and issued a statement with podcasts enriched with rich audio visuals, which the company claims his quote, a unique listening format, which enriches the audio content with text photos and links, which is a bit like. Others. And Impalas News Nice, white parents, launched yesterday. It's the first from cereal productions, a New York Times company. It's a new limited podcast series about building a better school system and what often gets in the way wight parents,

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Tech's four biggest companies are going on trial

Balance of Power

06:02 min | 6 d ago

Tech's four biggest companies are going on trial

"Important tech hearings up on Capitol Hill, where the CEOs the four largest tech companies are due to appear before Ah House Judiciary subcommittee on Anna trusted to answer questions about whether they have become and a competitive and won't return. Now to Emily Chang. She is anchor of Bloomberg Tech. We were rudely interrupted before I'm delighted you could be back with us, Emily So let's talk about this. We're talking about the four cos they're all big. They're all tech, but they're actually quite different company. One from the other. How can there be a through line from this investigation on these four different companies? Absolutely, And that's a very good point, David, Each of these CEOs of each of these four companies could have their own multi day hearing. The issues are very different with Facebook. It's misinformation and advertising with Google is advertising and search, which, with Apple, it is The APP store with Amazon. It is how these companies treat third party sellers. Jeff Bezos is somebody that we're really going to be watching here, the CEO of Amazon and also the richest person in the world because he's never testified before Congress before, and there are a lot of people who want to hear what he has to say in his prepared remarks, which were also a little bit different. From the rest. He talked about how his parents invested in Amazon in the early days. A typical and true American success story. He's also the owner of The Washington Post says that that could bring out a little more idolatry from the lawmakers. We don't know, but it's definitely going to be interesting to see how these lawmakers throughout their questions because they could basically ask anyone Anything at any time. So there's a chance that this could be all over the map, especially given that this is a virtual hearing. You're gonna have some of the lawmakers in the room. The hearing has been delayed because they're basically cleaning up from the last hearing. You've got staffers inside now washing it down. But all of the CEOs will be calling in virtually So your comments suggest there is another person not in the room who may be quite important that is Donald J. Trump the president, United States He's not been shy in his criticism of some of these tech companies at all. What is the potential influence of the president here? Absolutely. And David we actually just in the last half hour, So got another tweet from the president focused on Big tech, the president tweeting. If Congress doesn't bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with executive orders in Washington. It has been all talk and no action for years and the people of our country are sick. And tired of it. Of course, the president tweets themselves have been the subject of much controversy, especially how Facebook in particular has handled his tweets. The one about looters and shooters threatening violence on the American people threatening violence on protesters in Washington, D. C. Facebook has made the decision to let those posts stand unflagging not behind. A warning of any kind, and that has kicked off. Ah lot of controversy. Facebook is in the middle of an ad boycott. Right now, you've got massive advertisers who have pulled their advertising from Facebook for the month of July and some for the foreseeable future. So you can expect Facebook to be the subject and Mark Zuckerberg in particular, probably of the most iron from these lawmakers. Lots of concern. About anti conservative bias on the right and also concerns from Democrats as well. You've seen Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, also taking aim at Facebook, and in fact, President Trump has already used his executive powers to sign an executive order asking The FCC to take a look at old laws that give companies like Facebook and Google and Twitter protection from liability over the content that those users users post so we could expect that to be a really hot button issue today. Well, it's a fascinating point. This is Washington where the rules as we both know are different, but this is the antitrust subcommittee, the House Judiciary Committee. Theoretically, they're supposed to do with competition issues. Not the substance of speech. And yet I wonder whether it would be a fair amount of questions that have nothing to do with that. I trust her competition at all it has to do with political bias. Absolutely. And look, I've talked to all of the company's going into this. They're expecting questions to be all over the map. It is not all going to fall under the antitrust umbrella, and we know that at some of these lawmakers, we're gonna have sort of personal bones to pick with these companies whether or not one of their posts personally was flagged. Or not, And it's been interesting hearing from the critics as well. You've got CEOs of other big tech companies like the CEO of Spotify, the CEO of Epic games and maker of Fortnight. I've spoken to these folks in the last couple of weeks in the last couple of months, and they've been speaking out about thes companies saying that Apple, for example. Is American, Apple and Google are a duopoly. You've heard a lot of criticism going into this about how these companies run their businesses, and that's what these lawmakers have been hearing now on. The other side of these four companies have massive lobbying operations that they've turned over. One source told me voluminous amounts of documents, millions and millions of pages. Stating their case stating their side to make sure that these lawmakers are informed and we should hope that these lawmakers are going into this with with some level of the right information you know in the past. When Mark Zuckerberg, for example, testified before Congress for the first time, some lawmakers didn't understand how Facebook's business model actually worked. So we'll be watching to see whether or not these lawmakers actually understand the businesses and the points That they want to make. It was a famous exchange. How do you make your money If you don't charge for, he said, Well, we sell advertising Senator. That was quite an exchange. Emily. Thank you so very much Want to treat you have you with us? That's Bloomberg technology anchor Emily Chang, and we're going to bring you the hearing when it finally gets underway on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile,

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CS:GOs Latest Patch is a Disaster

theScore Esports Podcasts

07:17 min | 6 d ago

CS:GOs Latest Patch is a Disaster

"Properly. Understand what trusted mode is why is causing problems I spoke with Gamer. Who has a background in cybersecurity and run something called the over watched police department, which is a discord server where you can report cheaters different F ps, games, and he'll do his best to get them banned. We've spoken to him a bunch in the past for cheating centric. Don't me episodes? So I think what they're trying to stop a lot of the pace thing that's going on in Seacot cs go is actually like if if? If you wanted to create sheets and you also want to cheat developers. Hey I. I WANNA create sheets, learn how did it? They will tell you do then see us go because enciso. It's extra really easy to create sheets. There's a lot of tools out there. Basically, he says, what trusted mode is trying to do is also its biggest problem namely stomping third party software from communicating with. CS Go. So if you've lovie asked discord or. Or invidia freestyle graphics filters open while trying to run CS go. You'll be met with a message that tells you close any third party software into relaunched es go entrusted mode. You literally can't run the game with something as simple as spotify open in the background. Here's a quote from the longer blog post dedicated to trust it mode quo. Some applications interact with CISCO BY INJECTING DIRECTLY INTO THE GAME process. This method is used by common. Common applications as well as cheats. We can vastly improve prevention by restricting injections altogether as opposed to determining whether an injection is a cheat or not, and Gamer doc says, the valve is essentially saying that because hackers are hiding cheating software within normal in usually safe third party software bounce, just GONNA ban everything from trying to connect to see us go. It's not an issue because the reason why it's blocked, it's because cheaters are. Really using these fumble softwares. Like they have some vulnerable locations in the software. So S, for instance, you're able to hook onto BS. driver. Or whatever, and be able to cheat through ob s, or you could cheat true nvidia stuff or you could true cheat through discords overlay. That's the reason why they're blocking and it's because it's not the fault of the Anti Sheet team. It's the fault of the company not removing these horrible things. Now, trusted mouth doesn't specifically tell you what third party software is potentially raising red flags. So unless you're literally only running CS, go have fun trying to figure out what applications you need to close. Game Reduc described trusted mode as glorified PR move in response to Van Guard, which is. Is Right Games as intrusive anti cheat system that they rolled out with the release? Of Valerie. He said that vanguard operates at the colonel level of your computer's architecture, which basically means it's a level of your computer software that the General Gamer. Rarely if ever has to deal with in according to Gamer Doc, it's here at the kernel level where you'll find the most sophisticated in hardest spot cheating software, and again according to him, Cisco's trusted mode doesn't. Doesn't work on this level at all instead operating a more surface level basis, which he's told us in the past does almost nothing to stop hacking or cheating software from getting into your computer and listen these days. Intrusive. Anti Cheat Systems are out there face. It has one vanguard one, it's not like vow doesn't know they have to go deeper nick repeaters architecture to actually stop cheating, which is why Gamer Docs speculates that trusted mode is more of. Of a glorified PR moved than actually a piece of software that's going to keep people safe. The best solution like in any like oganization like that's has an anti cheat think colonel is like the best solution to combat the Cheetah's at least from my perspective like seen Van. Gart completely annihilate every single copy paster on just like private sheets, even like as you can see like the to private to pro players who got bonds for cheating. And all dot could have stuff like they are really aggressive with their anti cheat and it's really working. He also told me that within an hour of trusted mode going live hackers had found a way around it. He even sent me screen shots and links to forums, hackers, and cheaters were openly talking about how simple the system was to hack. So yeah, trusted mode hasn't seemed to stop people. People from cheating and it just seems to have made things worse for people who just WanNa play competitive on top of the third party software issue players have complained about frame rate drops when doing something as simple as moving your mouse across the screen and according to both valve and Gamer Doc. This is a side effect of trusted mode in the Anti Third Party software stance that valve. Valve is taking, but it's also a problem that they're actively looking to fix quote. Sometimes, applications attempt to inject during low level windows, mouse events, which results in noticeable performance degradation. When the most moved, we're testing a mechanism that has virtually zero overhead, even the most zealous injecting software. Once this new approach ships players should no longer notice a performance impact from running entrusted mode even when moving. Moving the mouse and quote after the go community complained that this thing was a China pain in the ass vowed pushed out to new patches, the latest of which went live on July twenty third in it. They talk about fixing performance issues related to trusted mode, and they provided a temporary fix to allow third party software to communicate with. See US go cope a new compatibility launch option. OPTION DASH allow third party software is provided to allow third party software to access the CS. Go game process. So basically if you punch that line of code into your steam preferences prior to launching see go apparently third party software now works with the game, but my question is doesn't this defeat. The whole point of hackers are using third party software to cheat and see us go why. Why would you let people turn off the option that apparently stops that now, valve has given players the option to completely turn off trusted mode and play in the old version of CS go. But there's a catch quote if you would like to play while using third party software that interacts go launch with the DASH untrusted launch option note that in this case, your trust score may be. Be Negatively affected and quote that last sentence stands out to me, your trust score may be negatively affected. Remember Trust score is one of the ways vow figures out who to Q. Within matchmaking. So if you play trust turned off, that score could be negatively impacted even if you've done nothing wrong. Okay. But where does all of this leave us? Well, the good news is that valve is. is working on fixes, which they noted in their July twenty third patch note blog post, and while this definitely won't fix ups goes cheating. Problem Gamer doc does think that this trusted mode is a part of valves larger long-term plan to fight back against it. I think personally becomes just a marketing thing. It was just calmed out some of the players because of the huge influx of cheaters. And this influx of change that's not going to stop belief aimed to increase an increase unless something major happens.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Album Exceeds 1.3 Million Sales in 24 Hours

Jason and Alexis

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Album Exceeds 1.3 Million Sales in 24 Hours

"Swift label Republic Records folklore sold 1.3 million copies globally in 24 hours. The album broke the global record for first day album streams on Spotify. By female artists with 80.6 million streams, and it was the most stream pop album on Apple music in 24 hours with 35.47 million streams.

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Eisenhower Matrix and When You Should Launch Your Show

The Podcast Domination Show | Grow your audience, make money and have fun doing it

05:47 min | Last week

Eisenhower Matrix and When You Should Launch Your Show

"What is going on a friend today I want to share with you a question that I got recently about whether you should launch right now during a pandemic, and while this world is just really a crazy place. We've had riots. We've had the pandemic. Of course you'd have tons of other things that are just really odd for near normal midway checkpoint through the year so I got this question the other day that was a good one, because sure a lot of people who haven't launched it, or maybe they're thinking about launching, or maybe they know that they WANNA launch. Launch. They need help with a strategy or the need. Help some of the technical aspects, and they're letting that be an excuse to get them going and get the moving the right direction when they know this is the podcast is something they want to do. They know it's GonNa make sense for them. They know it makes sense for their business. They know they get a lot of value out of out of it, and they know they can give a lot of value more importantly to the world doesn't make sense to launch a podcast during this pandemic during this. Time of economic corrections. What a lot of people I guess the politically correct term it according to Internet experts. Honestly, I think yes, and it's not just because I'm a producer and yeah I. Make my living off of helping people with podcast. Doubt about it, but it's yes, because my question to you is what are you going to be doing where you're GonNa? Be when this is all over, and are you going to be further along, or are you going to be kind of in the same spot with the same platforms or the same place? You feel like you are right now. Your Business personally for me, I've taken this as a way as place to grow my knowledge in other places that week at such as facebook. Advertising platforms like spotify ads. A lot talk, allow learning and testing that space in honestly, this is the time for people who are smart to actually grow and continue to expand where you can in a podcasting is one of those things I don't want you to be stuck on the fence. Who you think launching there are during a pandemic doesn't make sense if you have the ability to grow and expand right now, and you're leading the pandemic excuse, or maybe even just like I. Don't have time for it. Stop you. I think that's really really ignorant. I think that's really really not the best thing for you. If you look long term in your life or in your business so. So! I had a coach teach me. Something recently shot to Greg Hickman from the all agencies and amazing guy and slowly I've learned from Greg. Is something called? The Eisenhower Matrix, and the Eisenhower made is consistent, consists of like four boxes right on the top. You have urgent and not urgent, and then on the left hand side. You have to think of a four part boxer Google Eisenhower Matrix. You have important, not important. podcasting falls into the important, but not urgent bucket for a lot of people. It's something that they know they should do. They know they want to do the. No, it makes sense, but they don't have. They know there's no timeframe on. Any pushing you to podcast with. There's really only really urgency comes from is from yourself internally nine times out of ten from what I've seen, so you don't want to let those needle moving tasks or needle moving objectives fall to the wayside and doing this personally my own business until Greg called me out on it and I credit him for that 'cause. I couldn't see with my own eyes so if you're being me. And being stubborn about and focusing on things that are urgent and important, or maybe urgent, not important right now. If that's where a lot of your time is, then I would challenge you to go and take a look at the Eisenhower Matrix and go and see if you really want to do a podcast. What makes sense with you for you and you are saying you don't have the time for it. Flat out all of the things you're doing and put them on one of those four buckets. You have urgent, not important but urgent. That's like. Email and things like that. You have urgent and important. Those are like creating content every week. That's like fulfilment for your clients. That's you know things like that. Those are the main two for me, and then you have -portant, but not urgent. That's like. Maybe ads campaign or building a Webinar or launching a podcast or launch a YouTube channel or going to this event. Maybe one Kobe's over the pandemics over, so we got important, not urgent urgent. Important not important, but urgent, and then not important, not urgent, which should not be on your list to do it all

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The coding interview

Front End Happy Hour

05:01 min | Last week

The coding interview

"I finally like the first time in my career when I think about the technical interview process I don't have major anxiety attacks, but it's solely for the fact that I've been studying this for five years straight. I feel because I've been switching jobs every. Every year, which is ridiculous when you're starting out I don't recommend doing that I had reasons like for the I? You know I wanted to move to Europe and I couldn't take my job, so of course it had neo, and then I wanted to move to stom- soil kind of new there, but I think for me the past five years the majority of times when I would think of interview process, it would be exciting. But slowly it's turning into confidence, which is good. I would say with time. I would echo that it's it is always a little bit nerve. Wracking requires a little bit of proper studying before the technically interview because a lot of times. WHAT YOU'RE! Asked to to demonstrate is usually a long data, structures or algorithms, which they come up, but not often on your typical rule does not your day to day. You're practicing so I finally. That's always been one where like. GotTa pull up the old. Book and figure this out again just as a refresher, but it's weirdly enough. I have not done a technical interview. Other than given technical interview spur people interviewing Netflix's I haven't done one for a while now so I feel like. I'd be really rusty. It's been. I've been at Netflix's for over five years, so it's going to be a little weird. If I go interview again Yep I, I would say that I still. Get a pretty massive anxiety about them I especially the if there's any part of it where it's like live, coding that really just puts me in a strange brain space and I. It's really hard for me to. To not only start to think about how to solve the problem, but also talk through it, which like you know what I'm coating? During my normal day job I'm not like. Speaking out loud and explaining what I'm doing while I'm doing it, so it's it's sort of a weird thing that. A lot of the technical interview I find. Are you're being asked to do stuff? That is not how you normally work. Normally do much of your day job. And so it's like a skill in and of itself and. That disconnect seem strange to me. And I think we can do a lot better with how we figure out how to assess people to make it more realistic to like what you're what you do normally versus what you're. You're being asked to prove I agree and I think it's so random as in like, if the person's inner being having a bad day or a good day, you can totally change the outcome of your interview, right? It's not how good you are. It's how good the person interviewing feeling that particular day well one thing I really enjoyed about. spotify was so I went through Google and spotify. Tracks at the same time and spotify to interviewers with you which I really liked because they weren't allowed to talk about it, so you're kind of. Alleviating this unconscious bias, they may or may not have. But additionally they did allow me to ask questions that required an API and they would look at for me and tell me like three API or whatnot. Because I think a lot of my anxiety would come from not remembering. A. Function call like. Ray meth like splice versus slice and my spotify interviews. They let me like look those things up and it was more of a conversation than a test I like that, too. It's it sounded a lot more clobbered of all, so we all Google are those API's over and over again I know we all do it. Why remember that says really quick to just Google that? If you're not using the API day in day out, you're just Y, remember it, so I think that should be allowed in one of the technical interviews because you are doing that on your day to day role I. Don't think you should be judged like. Oh, you don't remember the spicy. Not a good engineer like this is not good. I start every interview by letting them know that they can google anything they want. Because there's no way I, do my job without googling things so and analysis. Try to let everyone know that I'm ally like I'm here to help you I want you to succeed I'm not here to judge you or. Laugh at you or you know. I I'm rooting for you actually up. Trying to be your your health cleave nine hundred to Google things as a skill in and of itself so I think it's and I see how they do that, but it was interesting, because between Google and spotify they both had data, structures and algorithms interviews. which for for front and engineer, is interesting the Google side of things was very computer science heavy. It was a lot of hardcore age structures like I was asked to find a broken in a binary church something of that sort of his while I don't remember, but it wasn't necessarily applicable to my day job versus at spotify. It was about like the dom. If you think about it, the dominant tree that in and of itself is a data structure that you would learn computer, science and kind. Kind of forget so the fact that they tested me on practical knowledge about travel was so much better suited to like I just enjoyed the whole process with them.

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Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

Mac Minutes

08:08 min | Last week

Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

"Welcome to the Matt Minutes Episode Eighty Six for Sunday July twenty sixth. Older ipads love it or leave it in fall twenty twenty. This is the MAC minutes podcast with John Scudder where you will hear about the world of Apple, and how technology can help you work smarter personally and professionally. We will give you the news. You can use in minutes. Not Hours. That's why this is. The MAC minutes podcast. This episode is being recorded in Anchorage Alaska. Let's go to the show. In this episode we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware. Starting in September. Specifically will be looking at ipads, especially for those of you. Who owned two thousand eleven, IPAD, second, second-generation, two, thousand, twelve, IPAD, third or fourth generation or two thousand twelve IPAD mini first generation. If you own an older ipad model, some are now becoming too old to underpowered and completely incompatible with any of the current and future versions of I O. S. and IPAD WES. In addition, these ipad models many which are eight and nine years old will be fully and completely obsolete by the end of twenty twenty. And you will have no older version APPS available for them any longer. So, you might want to consider upgrading when apple makes new hardware announcements this fall. To help illustrate this further. There's a chart at. That B. L., U. B. R. Y. Dot Net showing the twenty one models of ipads released in information about screen size, release, year, discontinuation, date, and the most advanced operating system. They can run now. This is a great chart to illustrate the purpose of this episode. For those of you, who own on older IPAD, there are options, but it is time to say goodbye for a new refurbished or a much newer ipad. This doesn't mean you need to buy the latest IPAD model. Apple will debut this fall. There are options we will discuss. As a minimum, you'll need to purchase it. Knipe pad that can run the latest and greatest versions of operating system as well as the most current APPS available. You can do so from apple or a discounted refurbished ipad from apple's refurbished in clearance section. This website link can be found at the bottom of the page or at https. Colon slash slash. WWW DOT apple dot com slash shop slash refurbished, slash IPAD. Another option is from an apple, authorized third party, retail, or online reseller, or other trusted sources for new or used apple products I predominantly gone with apple refurbished, because refurbished has different definitions depending on the retailer. Furthermore Apple Care is available to purchase giving you reassurance of a sound product. If. You decide to purchase an IPAD and must purchase used ipad models do not look at anything older than two thousand fourteen IPAD air, two or two thousand fifteen ipad mini four. Both of these models are the oldest ipad models that the up incoming ipad Os fourteen will support this fall when the version is released for those of you who look at third party retailers, you must ask a whole lot more questions of the. Device seller specifically more photos and images, if you can't see the device in person, and above all ask for visual proof that such an APP head has been properly set to the factory settings and needs to be shown proof of the IRS devices startup screen, showing the animation moving multi-language. Hello welcome to ipad screen. This is a necessity. If the Iowa device seller is unwilling to do all of this. Pass on the. Device and look at other used. Iowa's device sellers elsewhere. Are Unscrupulous people who will try and sell stolen devices which cannot be unlocked. These devices are unusable, even with possibly trying apple support, which normally requires a court order, ensuring these steps are done are very important. Getting back to the question of why and upgrade is in order. Let's delve deeper into a explanation. I the amount of older compatible available APPs for these older ipad models has been severely significantly dwindling down since the beginning of twenty, twenty. Getting older versions of APPs for these older ipad models initially from Apple's. APP store is getting very difficult and problematic. As of the beginning of two thousand and nineteen many third party, APP developers are all more quickly and completely permanently dropping older APP support for all eight nine and ten year old IOS devices that are running two and three year old earlier IOS versions specifically Iowa's ten and earlier. Third Party APP developers removing all their older legacy versions of their APPs from Apple's APP. Store servers. Third Party APP. Developers no longer want to support these eight and nine year old or older. Devices there's simply no financial incentive for them to do so. Older versions of APPS are soon going to be gone for good. Apple considers these ipads. Vintage models, indicating these old IPADS have reached their complete end of life and support cycles. So these old IPADS that can no longer be upgraded or updated lab, no more applications for initial download at all from the apple store. Thus making these older ipads unusable from a practical sense. If you own one of these eight or nine year old IPADS, they will be pretty much obsolete by the end of twenty twenty, so looking soon with the fall launch for a new or slightly used ipad is in order. I understand what the current economic climate covert nineteen pandemic purchasing a new IPAD is not possible for everyone. If this is the case, many people will be upgrading and looking to sell or donate their devices at a greatly reduced price. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me at the MAC. Minutes website where I can answer them in a future episode. Again that webpage is located online at Mac. Minutes dot be l., U. B. R. R. Y. Dot Net? Other places are twitter at minutes, underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for MAC minutes. I urge you to join the minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalists, people can discuss topics post. Articles joined special events and other great tech happenings. For the MAC minutes listeners. I hope all of you and your loved ones are well and look forward to seeing you next week for our next podcast. We are planning on doing a tips and tricks podcast, barring any new announcements from Apple. Thank you again for listening to MAC minutes. It's available on Apple podcasts, spotify iheartradio cashbox, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we will talk to you soon on the MAC minutes podcast.

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Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

Mac Minutes

08:08 min | Last week

Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

"Welcome to the Matt Minutes Episode Eighty Six for Sunday July twenty sixth. Older ipads love it or leave it in fall twenty twenty. This is the MAC minutes podcast with John Scudder where you will hear about the world of Apple, and how technology can help you work smarter personally and professionally. We will give you the news. You can use in minutes. Not Hours. That's why this is. The MAC minutes podcast. This episode is being recorded in Anchorage Alaska. Let's go to the show. In this episode we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware. Starting in September. Specifically will be looking at ipads, especially for those of you. Who owned two thousand eleven, IPAD, second, second-generation, two, thousand, twelve, IPAD, third or fourth generation or two thousand twelve IPAD mini first generation. If you own an older ipad model, some are now becoming too old to underpowered and completely incompatible with any of the current and future versions of I O. S. and IPAD WES. In addition, these ipad models many which are eight and nine years old will be fully and completely obsolete by the end of twenty twenty. And you will have no older version APPS available for them any longer. So, you might want to consider upgrading when apple makes new hardware announcements this fall. To help illustrate this further. There's a chart at. That B. L., U. B. R. Y. Dot Net showing the twenty one models of ipads released in information about screen size, release, year, discontinuation, date, and the most advanced operating system. They can run now. This is a great chart to illustrate the purpose of this episode. For those of you, who own on older IPAD, there are options, but it is time to say goodbye for a new refurbished or a much newer ipad. This doesn't mean you need to buy the latest IPAD model. Apple will debut this fall. There are options we will discuss. As a minimum, you'll need to purchase it. Knipe pad that can run the latest and greatest versions of operating system as well as the most current APPS available. You can do so from apple or a discounted refurbished ipad from apple's refurbished in clearance section. This website link can be found at the bottom of the page or at https. Colon slash slash. WWW DOT apple dot com slash shop slash refurbished, slash IPAD. Another option is from an apple, authorized third party, retail, or online reseller, or other trusted sources for new or used apple products I predominantly gone with apple refurbished, because refurbished has different definitions depending on the retailer. Furthermore Apple Care is available to purchase giving you reassurance of a sound product. If. You decide to purchase an IPAD and must purchase used ipad models do not look at anything older than two thousand fourteen IPAD air, two or two thousand fifteen ipad mini four. Both of these models are the oldest ipad models that the up incoming ipad Os fourteen will support this fall when the version is released for those of you who look at third party retailers, you must ask a whole lot more questions of the. Device seller specifically more photos and images, if you can't see the device in person, and above all ask for visual proof that such an APP head has been properly set to the factory settings and needs to be shown proof of the IRS devices startup screen, showing the animation moving multi-language. Hello welcome to ipad screen. This is a necessity. If the Iowa device seller is unwilling to do all of this. Pass on the. Device and look at other used. Iowa's device sellers elsewhere. Are Unscrupulous people who will try and sell stolen devices which cannot be unlocked. These devices are unusable, even with possibly trying apple support, which normally requires a court order, ensuring these steps are done are very important. Getting back to the question of why and upgrade is in order. Let's delve deeper into a explanation. I the amount of older compatible available APPs for these older ipad models has been severely significantly dwindling down since the beginning of twenty, twenty. Getting older versions of APPs for these older ipad models initially from Apple's. APP store is getting very difficult and problematic. As of the beginning of two thousand and nineteen many third party, APP developers are all more quickly and completely permanently dropping older APP support for all eight nine and ten year old IOS devices that are running two and three year old earlier IOS versions specifically Iowa's ten and earlier. Third Party APP developers removing all their older legacy versions of their APPs from Apple's APP. Store servers. Third Party APP. Developers no longer want to support these eight and nine year old or older. Devices there's simply no financial incentive for them to do so. Older versions of APPS are soon going to be gone for good. Apple considers these ipads. Vintage models, indicating these old IPADS have reached their complete end of life and support cycles. So these old IPADS that can no longer be upgraded or updated lab, no more applications for initial download at all from the apple store. Thus making these older ipads unusable from a practical sense. If you own one of these eight or nine year old IPADS, they will be pretty much obsolete by the end of twenty twenty, so looking soon with the fall launch for a new or slightly used ipad is in order. I understand what the current economic climate covert nineteen pandemic purchasing a new IPAD is not possible for everyone. If this is the case, many people will be upgrading and looking to sell or donate their devices at a greatly reduced price. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me at the MAC. Minutes website where I can answer them in a future episode. Again that webpage is located online at Mac. Minutes dot be l., U. B. R. R. Y. Dot Net? Other places are twitter at minutes, underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for MAC minutes. I urge you to join the minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalists, people can discuss topics post. Articles joined special events and other great tech happenings. For the MAC minutes listeners. I hope all of you and your loved ones are well and look forward to seeing you next week for our next podcast. We are planning on doing a tips and tricks podcast, barring any new announcements from Apple. Thank you again for listening to MAC minutes. It's available on Apple podcasts, spotify iheartradio cashbox, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we will talk to you soon on the MAC minutes podcast.

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Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

Mac Minutes

08:08 min | Last week

Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020

"Welcome to the Matt Minutes Episode Eighty Six for Sunday July twenty sixth. Older ipads love it or leave it in fall twenty twenty. This is the MAC minutes podcast with John Scudder where you will hear about the world of Apple, and how technology can help you work smarter personally and professionally. We will give you the news. You can use in minutes. Not Hours. That's why this is. The MAC minutes podcast. This episode is being recorded in Anchorage Alaska. Let's go to the show. In this episode we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware. Starting in September. Specifically will be looking at ipads, especially for those of you. Who owned two thousand eleven, IPAD, second, second-generation, two, thousand, twelve, IPAD, third or fourth generation or two thousand twelve IPAD mini first generation. If you own an older ipad model, some are now becoming too old to underpowered and completely incompatible with any of the current and future versions of I O. S. and IPAD WES. In addition, these ipad models many which are eight and nine years old will be fully and completely obsolete by the end of twenty twenty. And you will have no older version APPS available for them any longer. So, you might want to consider upgrading when apple makes new hardware announcements this fall. To help illustrate this further. There's a chart at. That B. L., U. B. R. Y. Dot Net showing the twenty one models of ipads released in information about screen size, release, year, discontinuation, date, and the most advanced operating system. They can run now. This is a great chart to illustrate the purpose of this episode. For those of you, who own on older IPAD, there are options, but it is time to say goodbye for a new refurbished or a much newer ipad. This doesn't mean you need to buy the latest IPAD model. Apple will debut this fall. There are options we will discuss. As a minimum, you'll need to purchase it. Knipe pad that can run the latest and greatest versions of operating system as well as the most current APPS available. You can do so from apple or a discounted refurbished ipad from apple's refurbished in clearance section. This website link can be found at the bottom of the page or at https. Colon slash slash. WWW DOT apple dot com slash shop slash refurbished, slash IPAD. Another option is from an apple, authorized third party, retail, or online reseller, or other trusted sources for new or used apple products I predominantly gone with apple refurbished, because refurbished has different definitions depending on the retailer. Furthermore Apple Care is available to purchase giving you reassurance of a sound product. If. You decide to purchase an IPAD and must purchase used ipad models do not look at anything older than two thousand fourteen IPAD air, two or two thousand fifteen ipad mini four. Both of these models are the oldest ipad models that the up incoming ipad Os fourteen will support this fall when the version is released for those of you who look at third party retailers, you must ask a whole lot more questions of the. Device seller specifically more photos and images, if you can't see the device in person, and above all ask for visual proof that such an APP head has been properly set to the factory settings and needs to be shown proof of the IRS devices startup screen, showing the animation moving multi-language. Hello welcome to ipad screen. This is a necessity. If the Iowa device seller is unwilling to do all of this. Pass on the. Device and look at other used. Iowa's device sellers elsewhere. Are Unscrupulous people who will try and sell stolen devices which cannot be unlocked. These devices are unusable, even with possibly trying apple support, which normally requires a court order, ensuring these steps are done are very important. Getting back to the question of why and upgrade is in order. Let's delve deeper into a explanation. I the amount of older compatible available APPs for these older ipad models has been severely significantly dwindling down since the beginning of twenty, twenty. Getting older versions of APPs for these older ipad models initially from Apple's. APP store is getting very difficult and problematic. As of the beginning of two thousand and nineteen many third party, APP developers are all more quickly and completely permanently dropping older APP support for all eight nine and ten year old IOS devices that are running two and three year old earlier IOS versions specifically Iowa's ten and earlier. Third Party APP developers removing all their older legacy versions of their APPs from Apple's APP. Store servers. Third Party APP. Developers no longer want to support these eight and nine year old or older. Devices there's simply no financial incentive for them to do so. Older versions of APPS are soon going to be gone for good. Apple considers these ipads. Vintage models, indicating these old IPADS have reached their complete end of life and support cycles. So these old IPADS that can no longer be upgraded or updated lab, no more applications for initial download at all from the apple store. Thus making these older ipads unusable from a practical sense. If you own one of these eight or nine year old IPADS, they will be pretty much obsolete by the end of twenty twenty, so looking soon with the fall launch for a new or slightly used ipad is in order. I understand what the current economic climate covert nineteen pandemic purchasing a new IPAD is not possible for everyone. If this is the case, many people will be upgrading and looking to sell or donate their devices at a greatly reduced price. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me at the MAC. Minutes website where I can answer them in a future episode. Again that webpage is located online at Mac. Minutes dot be l., U. B. R. R. Y. Dot Net? Other places are twitter at minutes, underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for MAC minutes. I urge you to join the minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalists, people can discuss topics post. Articles joined special events and other great tech happenings. For the MAC minutes listeners. I hope all of you and your loved ones are well and look forward to seeing you next week for our next podcast. We are planning on doing a tips and tricks podcast, barring any new announcements from Apple. Thank you again for listening to MAC minutes. It's available on Apple podcasts, spotify iheartradio cashbox, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we will talk to you soon on the MAC minutes podcast.

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Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020 - burst 1

Mac Minutes

08:08 min | Last week

Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020 - burst 1

"Welcome to the Matt Minutes Episode Eighty Six for Sunday July twenty sixth. Older ipads love it or leave it in fall twenty twenty. This is the MAC minutes podcast with John Scudder where you will hear about the world of Apple, and how technology can help you work smarter personally and professionally. We will give you the news. You can use in minutes. Not Hours. That's why this is. The MAC minutes podcast. This episode is being recorded in Anchorage Alaska. Let's go to the show. In this episode we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware. Starting in September. Specifically will be looking at ipads, especially for those of you. Who owned two thousand eleven, IPAD, second, second-generation, two, thousand, twelve, IPAD, third or fourth generation or two thousand twelve IPAD mini first generation. If you own an older ipad model, some are now becoming too old to underpowered and completely incompatible with any of the current and future versions of I O. S. and IPAD WES. In addition, these ipad models many which are eight and nine years old will be fully and completely obsolete by the end of twenty twenty. And you will have no older version APPS available for them any longer. So, you might want to consider upgrading when apple makes new hardware announcements this fall. To help illustrate this further. There's a chart at. That B. L., U. B. R. Y. Dot Net showing the twenty one models of ipads released in information about screen size, release, year, discontinuation, date, and the most advanced operating system. They can run now. This is a great chart to illustrate the purpose of this episode. For those of you, who own on older IPAD, there are options, but it is time to say goodbye for a new refurbished or a much newer ipad. This doesn't mean you need to buy the latest IPAD model. Apple will debut this fall. There are options we will discuss. As a minimum, you'll need to purchase it. Knipe pad that can run the latest and greatest versions of operating system as well as the most current APPS available. You can do so from apple or a discounted refurbished ipad from apple's refurbished in clearance section. This website link can be found at the bottom of the page or at https. Colon slash slash. WWW DOT apple dot com slash shop slash refurbished, slash IPAD. Another option is from an apple, authorized third party, retail, or online reseller, or other trusted sources for new or used apple products I predominantly gone with apple refurbished, because refurbished has different definitions depending on the retailer. Furthermore Apple Care is available to purchase giving you reassurance of a sound product. If. You decide to purchase an IPAD and must purchase used ipad models do not look at anything older than two thousand fourteen IPAD air, two or two thousand fifteen ipad mini four. Both of these models are the oldest ipad models that the up incoming ipad Os fourteen will support this fall when the version is released for those of you who look at third party retailers, you must ask a whole lot more questions of the. Device seller specifically more photos and images, if you can't see the device in person, and above all ask for visual proof that such an APP head has been properly set to the factory settings and needs to be shown proof of the IRS devices startup screen, showing the animation moving multi-language. Hello welcome to ipad screen. This is a necessity. If the Iowa device seller is unwilling to do all of this. Pass on the. Device and look at other used. Iowa's device sellers elsewhere. Are Unscrupulous people who will try and sell stolen devices which cannot be unlocked. These devices are unusable, even with possibly trying apple support, which normally requires a court order, ensuring these steps are done are very important. Getting back to the question of why and upgrade is in order. Let's delve deeper into a explanation. I the amount of older compatible available APPs for these older ipad models has been severely significantly dwindling down since the beginning of twenty, twenty. Getting older versions of APPs for these older ipad models initially from Apple's. APP store is getting very difficult and problematic. As of the beginning of two thousand and nineteen many third party, APP developers are all more quickly and completely permanently dropping older APP support for all eight nine and ten year old IOS devices that are running two and three year old earlier IOS versions specifically Iowa's ten and earlier. Third Party APP developers removing all their older legacy versions of their APPs from Apple's APP. Store servers. Third Party APP. Developers no longer want to support these eight and nine year old or older. Devices there's simply no financial incentive for them to do so. Older versions of APPS are soon going to be gone for good. Apple considers these ipads. Vintage models, indicating these old IPADS have reached their complete end of life and support cycles. So these old IPADS that can no longer be upgraded or updated lab, no more applications for initial download at all from the apple store. Thus making these older ipads unusable from a practical sense. If you own one of these eight or nine year old IPADS, they will be pretty much obsolete by the end of twenty twenty, so looking soon with the fall launch for a new or slightly used ipad is in order. I understand what the current economic climate covert nineteen pandemic purchasing a new IPAD is not possible for everyone. If this is the case, many people will be upgrading and looking to sell or donate their devices at a greatly reduced price. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me at the MAC. Minutes website where I can answer them in a future episode. Again that webpage is located online at Mac. Minutes dot be l., U. B. R. R. Y. Dot Net? Other places are twitter at minutes, underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for MAC minutes. I urge you to join the minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalists, people can discuss topics post. Articles joined special events and other great tech happenings. For the MAC minutes listeners. I hope all of you and your loved ones are well and look forward to seeing you next week for our next podcast. We are planning on doing a tips and tricks podcast, barring any new announcements from Apple. Thank you again for listening to MAC minutes. It's available on Apple podcasts, spotify iheartradio cashbox, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we will talk to you soon on the MAC minutes podcast.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Sells 1.3 Million Copies in 24 Hours

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:14 sec | Last week

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Sells 1.3 Million Copies in 24 Hours

"Folklore albums broke the record for first day album streams by a female artist on Spotify sold more than 1.3 million copies in the 1st 24 hours alone. Also the most streamed pop album on Apple music as well. This is

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President Obama Is Michelle Obama’s First Guest on Her New Spotify Podcast

Joyce Kaufman

00:31 sec | Last week

President Obama Is Michelle Obama’s First Guest on Her New Spotify Podcast

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Content Creators Prepare for Possible US Ban on Tiktok

Gadget Lab Podcast

04:14 min | Last week

Content Creators Prepare for Possible US Ban on Tiktok

"Actually do lurk on to talk a little bit. Through the web truth. Out. I haven't installed the APP. Don't have an account, but I do like. Are you clicking on twitter that what it is on Instagram so somebody will post a tiktok video to twitter, and then I'll click through a watch it and then I'll see what else is showing me and something that I've noticed especially like in the last couple of weeks. Is that when I watched the most popular videos? The ones that have like tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of different engagement metrics. Is that the creators will often like start or end the video by saying like Joe This be shutting down so goes subscribe to my youtube. You know and wondering like. Going to happen are these creators who also have a presence on Youtube had they set up a presence on Youtube, or is it the other way around like the youtubers who are using Tiktok? Because it's the hotter platform I think it's the former so i. think it's that they are proactively trying to make sure that some of their audience has another way of reaching them, but I think. Think it's kind of like for a lot of these creators that take Takashima the main outlet that they have, but if you're Superfan, will also follow the money, instagram or like. If you liked the two minute, they put on tectonic like you can go watch the monetize ten minute video on Youtube, but those I think are kind of for super fans a lot of times when I. I click on a talk creators instagram profile. It will say like Hey, like I have five hundred dollars on Tiktok like hey, if you found me from Tiktok, like follow me here so I. Definitely think it's not really that they grew their platform elsewhere. A lot of them are too young. I think people forget that like instagram is really liked driven by your existing Social Network Youtube is. Is the videos are the wrong way? You know it's very desktop driven, so if you are used to making stuff on your phone, it doesn't really make sense. It's not super obvious how to kind of translate that to other platforms as his early of course, plenty of them do, but I think that Tiktok sort of is something different now one wants to watch a ten second dancing. On Youtube really one of the things that's unique about tiktok to. You is just the way people are actually encouraged to copy each other I. Don't know if copying word exactly, but they're encouraged to like participated in the judge meet. Challenge, do some version of it or interpretation of it, and so now I've watched like dozen videos of people you know holding their cat to their ears and going up. The Queen is coming right. You're not going to experience it the same way without seeing the TIKTOK but like. People do really creative different interpretations, and that's one of the things that I really like whereas I think. If you see twelve of the same videos on Youtube, you're like okay, who? WHO's stealing whose idea here? I think people forget is a kind of early on people describe. Tiktok this way, but everyone kind of forgot it is that it's like Youtube, but with spotify in right, so they were really smart to like have these relationships with the record labels? There's also been problems with pirated content, but they made these relationships with me musical artists and with labels that. That you have those sound clips right like that was a huge part of it that you don't have on youtube usual. Silence your video. Keep trying to take some music right like it's a very different environment where that's not really part of it, yeah, the sound clips are huge i. don't know about you, but I definitely have brain worms from them just. So speaking of other platforms if Tiktok his. Does this end up. Meaning more power for Facebook, buy Instagram, considering how much facebook already rules are social existences while they're also going to release this new APP that's Tiktok knockoff called reels. So we will see if that has any traction. I think that it's more likely to have traction if To talk is bad, and there was also some activity from the founders of vine that they got a boost in new users recently because people came to their new APP bite. because. They thought that Tiktok was going to be banned. So people are getting a little bit more into bite, so yeah, I do think there's a chance that this ends up being kind of a boon for tic talks, competitors and you're Mark Zuckerberg loves to talk about how scary China is. So I think these companies are aware of how can use the situation to their advantage.

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Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

Beyond!

55:06 min | Last week

Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that

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Show Notes Tips from Tech-Minded Podcasters

Podcast Insider

05:39 min | Last week

Show Notes Tips from Tech-Minded Podcasters

"First thing, the big news for those of us in the podcast industry in a lot of podcasters out there is podcasts movement. In Dallas, has been canceled surprise surprise. It's kind of been the theme all this year. You know all these big events getting canceled or push back and then canceled and that's what happened here. They pushed it from August to October and then decided to go virtual. So, they're going to be going virtual. If you applied to speak at podcast movement by the way you're going to have to reapply if you WANNA speak virtually at the virtual event. That's I believe October nineteenth yeah, Eighteen, th through the twenty nineth, so they're going to kind of spread it out over ten days, so at shouldn't a burden, too many people with having to take a lot of time off from work. That'll be good. Yeah I was surprised when I saw how long the virtual event is going to go for, but I do think that's good, because most of us including me. I don't really WANNA. Sit on a you know virtual video conference type thing for you know more than. Probably a few hours a day, so spreading it out will make it easier. I think for most people oh. Yeah for sure, and you know I kind of saw this coming of if you notice all of the little, meet upset. podcast movements been having online every time they do it. They use a different technology. So I think they were just testing out the technology to figure out what they want to do for the the virtual full events so. It'll be interesting to see how it all works out I. Hope I hope it goes well. I know podcast is doing one in August. that's all virtual online, so we'll see how these big conferences work in the virtual world. It really is kind of a brave new world for all of US years. We try to figure out. How to do all these things in the wake of a pandemic, it's It's all new stuff. Oh Yeah I. Think L. for the most part. We're getting through it and getting. Getting. Things done that have to be done. You know that are not related directly to the pandemic or all that so. I think I. Think it's good that it's online this year. I, you know I really hope that things get back to where we can get back in person because I haven't traveled since October which is amazing for me usually. I'm on the road. So Anyway Twenty twenty one. They've already scheduled the podcast movement twenty twenty, one for Nashville Tennessee so. That'll be a new venue for them. Usually they're in bigger cities and guess. Nashville is pretty big, but I. don't know I guess I wouldn't mind checking out Nashville. Yeah. It's an interesting location. I. I know, didn't There was another you know media convention was it's The religious broadcasters association I think that Yeah usually habits meetings in Tennessee. Yeah, and RB National Religious Broadcasters. They usually have there's in Tennessee. They had it out in Anaheim one year. But for the most part it's at the same venue. In Nashville, so I know Mackenzie Angelo and todd have all been to that venue for that show, so they'll be familiar with it. Yeah Yeah it's It's an interesting choice. I like that you know podcast movement has. Tried through its history different locations I. think it's good for everybody because you know, it's a travel under abnormal conditions you know is different for everybody. Some people can afford to go farther and if you have it in a different location. If, people want to drive in. They can or whatever the case is, so it's nice that they've. They've tried to have it in different places over the years. Oh, yeah, when they hit Chicago a I drove. Most of the way in took Amtrak in so that was Kinda cool. Nashville kind of on the outside of my one day drive. Limit so we'll see. You know. Who knows. If, I drive it or fly it or Maybe, I'll find a train that goes that way. I don't know we'll see but I kind of look forward to that Rate. Stood, we have here in the news folder. According to macrumors and many many other sources spotify is introducing their video podcasts for more shows. And I know James Crillon over at Pod News. Dot Net was asking them. You know how. How is that GONNA work is to be are astronaut. turns out that no some sort of proprietary. Thing, so basically you have to upload the video right at spotify, and it only goes to spotify, so it's not like a full video podcast, and if you have a video podcast, that is a full normal, RSS, based video podcast still won't work on spotify.

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"spotify" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

05:23 min | Last week

"spotify" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"Going to begin with spotify. Latest partnership. And it's not a podcast which has been sort of the trend for a while with spotify when they come out with material news. But today it's the fact that spotify has a new long-term licensing deal with universal music group. Help me understand this I. It seems like spotify is going to provide not just marketing, but also data and analytics from their platform so that they can give universal music group, a sense of who is listening to what? Exactly, so I actually when we talk this morning to topics, I chose this topic because I just yesterday. Actually we were having sort of an investor roundtable about spotify and I am. Well I think that the platform is great. I kind of have a couple of questions. Particularly Round the valuation that there to ban demanding right now. It's almost fifty five billion dollar company and I just. For a little bit of. backstory or history on that market, so Ford Music labels actually owned about ninety percent of the market and so. Historically what we've seen is that pricing power is solidly in the hands of the labels within spotify so. They've struggled to really turn. Or demonstrate a consistent level of profitability and so <hes>. You mentioned that they've pursued podcast. One thing I think that's a great idea because. You know if we think about exclusive content, so then pursuing a strategy similar to say Disney or Netflix or Hulu. It's not really possible music again for music labels on about ninety percent market. They tried to start their own label and actually backed off from an initiative because it was sort of <hes>. Put them in at odds with their suppliers in some respect right so <hes> podcast is one way that they have tried to get that exclusive content deal, but I remained a little bit hesitant about this platform, just given <hes> I think podcasts are sort of a secondary offering that spotify particularly right now and people are still going there for the music and I think. Valuation today didn't necessarily <hes>. Justify, With their music offering, but today's deal like you mentioned <unk> is the game changer for spotify, so they've signed this agreement with Vivendi's Universal Music Group. And for background, universal owns about forty percent of all US music for straightening and so. You're right the agreement right now. Is that you I'm Jay will provide their sort of massive music, Cadillac restraining and in return you J is becoming a spotify testing and development partner for new tools, services marketing products. So like you've mentioned there is a couple of things that have already been started on. It is part of what they're calling. Their two sided platform so. For example what they've been doing that, labels cannot pay to deliver push notifications that promote new music to user is either previously listened to that promoted artists added to their library and what they've seen. Is that <hes>? Spending in marketing in this way is actually more effective than other options so I'm hopefully more agreements like that will come into play. Is Yet another way for spotify to get a little bit more margin on their core music streaming business. So this is what I actually think is could be a very strong game changer for spotify. For All the headlines that spotify has made and rightfully so for the acquisitions. They've made in the podcast space. My first thought when I saw this was. Oh, they're getting back to their bread and butter. Like this. This this is this is the main reason. People are going to spotify and signing up for it. You mentioned the valuation. A stock is up five six percent on this deal. It's nearly doubled in two thousand, nine, hundred twenty I mean you're not wrong when you say by the valuation of spotify you can, you can make bullish on this business and still look at what it has done over the last six, and a half months and sort of shake your head and say it's. Not a cheap stock right I mean I would say you know I think they've had a strong year. They have demonstrated stickiness to this platform that was certainly tested during Kovic. Pre Cove about fifty percent of their listening hours for spent outside the home, so <hes> assumed that was sort of commuting commuting time so either on A. smartphone or In the auto things like that, and so as covert happened. People were worried that you know people you don't have that those same anymore and so on. Are People really going to stick with? Continue to pay for this premium platform, and the answer actually was yes, so rather than listening <hes> out of the home. He blurted shifting where they're listening and what they're listening to you, so they talked a lot about. SMART. Connected, devices so gaming consoles. Things like that have seen an uptick in usage, also sort of these wellness or calming playlist, rather than they're commuting sort of upbeat things, but I mean that was one significant test of this platform that I think you know pre pandemic to necessarily seen or known that data, so it was encouraging. They've had a good year.

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Episode 85, Apple updates to macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and launches new audio and news features - burst 1

Mac Minutes

07:33 min | 2 weeks ago

Episode 85, Apple updates to macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and launches new audio and news features - burst 1

"In this episode, we will discuss the recently released Mac Os. Catalina ten point fifteen point six update which introduces local news audio features in the Apple News along with improving the security and reliability of your Mac. This update, which is now available for downloading introduces several new features for Apple News and Apple News plus including audio stories of some of the most read feature stories from Apple News plus a daily audio news briefing hosted by Apple News Editors and curated local news collections, beginning in five cities and regions and expanding to more areas in the future. Apple News is also adding more top local and regional news outlets for readers and subscribers including the Charlotte Observer, the Miami Herald and the news in observer, which is located in Raleigh. North Carolina. Lauren Kern editor in chief of Apple News said the following about the new features. Apple News showcases so much great journalism and we're excited to help bring it to life in new ways with Apple News. Plus audio stories and a new Daily News Show Apple News today. We also greatly value are many local news. Partners are new local news feature highlights work for readers who live and are interested in those communities finished Kern. Let's delve deeper into some of the new features. Apple announced including Apple News plus audio stories. Beginning with the update Apple News will produce about twenty audio stories a week across a wide range of interests. Narrated by professional voice actors these are audio versions of some of the best feature reporting and long form pieces published by esquire essence. Fast Company G Q New York magazine sports illustrated. Time Vanity Fair Vo wired and more and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal audio stories are now available to Apple News plus subscribers in the US. Apple News plus is available in the US for nine dollars ninety nine cents. And for International Listeners Canada for twelve, ninety nine a month, the UK for nine, ninety, nine, a month and Australia for fourteen, ninety nine a month. Customers can sign up for a free one-month trial in the plan automatically renews after the trial and. Through family. Sharing up to six family members can share one apple, news plus subscription. I use family sharing, and for some. It's a great bargain. Next features are to apple news today with Apple. News today, a daily audio news briefing Apple News Editors and Co host guide listeners to some of the most fascinating stories in the news, and how the world's best journalists are covering them. Apple News today is free to all listeners available mornings Monday through Friday directly in the news APP in the US and apple podcasts. Productivity is a huge interest to me, and this is another way to learn the topics of the day. I am preparing for work or listening throughout the day. Audience Stories and Apple News. Today can both be found in a newly added audio tab located at the bottom of the news app where listeners can manage their Q. and get personalized recommendations both new audio features are available I. Phone, Ipod, touch and carplay. Apple Awful introduced support for the news APP in Carplay, so users can listen to audio stories and Apple News today while driving. Users will be able to sink listening progress across devices start listening to an audio story with carplay from your iphone and pick up listening to a reading it later at home. Also new is curated local news apple news introduced a new curated local news experience, currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area Houston Los Angeles New York and San Francisco featuring a variety of content from a diverse collection of local publishers, including a major newspaper in each city and region. Local news collections and Apple News include coverage of topics most important to local communities, such a sports dining and restaurants whether news and politics and more with curation by local apple news editors as well as personalization for each user. There is now even more local news apple news recently added even more top, local and regional newspapers. Do the Apple News plus catalog! A subscription to Apple News, plus in the US now includes access to the Charlotte Observer, the Idaho Statesman, the Kansas City Star the Miami, herald the news and observer and the state from Columbia South Carolina in Canada. Leading french-language newspaper lay divorce is now available to Apple News plus subscribers and the Globe and Mail. One of the country's most prestigious national newspapers will be available to subscribers later this summer. Apple News draws over one hundred and twenty, five million monthly active users in the US the UK, Australia and Canada and has revolutionized people excess news from all their favorite sources. Apple News is available for free in the US the UK Australia and Canada an IPHONE IPAD and MAC devices. Apple News plus is a single subscription with the prices previously mentioned earlier, which additionally provides access to written an audio content from hundreds of the world's top magazines and major newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times the wall. Street Journal as well as many local and regional newspapers, including the Houston. Chronicle and the San Francisco Chronicle. There were also several bug fixes in this update. So I would encourage you to update as soon as possible. If MAC minutes can help you with your tech. Please get a hold of me and I can answer them in a future episode. The maquis minutes web page is located online and MAC minutes dot be. L. U. B. R. Y. Dot net. Other places are twitter minutes underscore MAC and facebook at MAC minutes. So that's all we have for Mac men's for this week. I urge you to join the MAC minutes podcast group on facebook where I post articles from the top tech journalist people could discuss topics post articles joint special events in great tech happenings. All the MAC minutes listeners out there out all of you and your loved winter wealth and I look forward to seeing you next week. Thank you again for listening and Mac minutes is available on apple podcasts. spotify I heart, radio, cast box, Caesar and many other of your favorite podcasts yours take care of yourself during the upcoming week and we'll see you soon and the MAC minutes podcast.

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"spotify" Discussed on Freakonomics

Freakonomics

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on Freakonomics

"Be more efficient and thereby creating more of better solutions for them and for artists spend example of how the efficiency happens. Well, one of the hardest problems right now for artists to get hurt. One of the biggest platforms to be heard at would be Spotify. Right. So today the primary tool that a an artist has to get heard on Spotify. Besides putting the music on. There is getting known by one of our editors so weird way. Like while we want to democratize music. We've counted become gatekeepers as well. So the question is can we develop tools that enables artists to promote their music more efficiently just by themselves on the platform, and that could be in the form of being able to talk to. Existing super fans that are on the platform. It could be in the form of better promotional tools for record companies in how they pitch music and get the music out there. Spotify having become a gate keep whether inadvertently or not is an important point a song that Spotify adds to one of its playlists. We'll get many more streams in one that doesn't and streams translate into money for the rights holders. So having that power is important, especially from a profit, maximizing perspective, if Spotify were primarily concerned with profit, maximizing it might promote content this cheaper for Spotify to stream, maybe it's content. They produce themselves or just content that comes with a lower payment rate than others. It may not sound like a big difference to pay a rights holder point, four cents per stream versus point three cents. But if you're talking hundreds of millions or billions of.

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"spotify" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on TechStuff

"Eight four cents I should say so not even a full penny per play. So he got a rack up a lot of plays to earn a dollar let alone one hundred sixty seven now that has led some artists to complain about. Spotify saying that this company is benefiting unfairly from the artist's work, and you can see where they're coming from. If they're saying millions of people are listening to my music, and I got one hundred bucks for it that does seem to be pretty unfair. But then Spotify kept operating at a loss. The company itself wasn't making an enormous amount of money, and according to Spotify again, they were giving the vast majority of their revenues back as royalty payments to record labels. So maybe you could argue the record labels had some research. Ability for this since they were so vehement in their negotiations with Spotify. But I think overall it really just points out what a complicated industry, the entertainment industry is in general so Spotify partnered with Facebook for the United States rollout and US users could download Spotify on their computers, and they could create an account using their Facebook. Log in information and other magically connect Spotify to Facebook that helped drive adoption in the US. It also lead to some controversy. There was a two thousand eighteen piece in the New York Times. A report that found Facebook had some pretty liberal data sharing agreements with various partners, including Spotify, and that those agreements gave companies extensive access to user data and that included giving Spotify. Netflix and the Royal Bank of Canada the ability to read private messages between users Yikes. So why would they do that? Why would they give these companies the ability? Well, the thought was at least for Spotify..

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"spotify" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on TechStuff

"Yet the value of your company that is not making money is going up and up and up to a point where you know, eventually one of two things needs to happen. Either your company needs to stop. Art making money. So that all of that investment in that company is justified or everything falls apart. And everybody loses their shirt and a lot of people are out of jobs. I obviously prefer option a to option b but it still blows my mind that companies like Spotify. Spotify is not alone. In this Twitter is another great example, but companies like Spotify could operate for so long without making money. And and yet still see the value of the company on the rise. It's crazy anyway jumping back to two thousand nine for second in February two thousand nine Spotify drop the requirement for invitations and launched registrations in the UK. So if you wanted a free Spotify account, you could sign up if you were in Europe, and now specifically in the UK you could sign up for a free account right off the bat. It also launched these Spotify mobile service. It was pretty primitive in the early incarnation. But it did exp-. In its offerings to mobile phone users. I think this is good time to mention it was sort of serendipitous issue of timing for Spotify to launch in two thousand eight because apple had introduced the iphone in two thousand seven and apple had effectively opened up the gates for an era of consumer smartphones. Because up to that point smartphones and largely been reserved for executives and for bleeding edge early adopters and no one else.

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"spotify" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on TechStuff

"They didn't wanna limit that at all understandably. That's not snark. That's just I mean that just makes sense the invitation served another purpose because it also gave the service in Arab exclusivity nothing makes people. Want to try something out more than being told? There's a limit to the number of users who will be accepted, and we saw the same thing when Google plus launched each user would have five invites they could extend to other people. So finding someone on the service who hadn't already dedicated all five invites became a bit of a common pastime. You would look for your friends and say, hey, do any of you have an invite Spotify. And like, I said the service did have two tiers. The free tier was supported by advertising. Still is supported by advertising. It has had a limitation on the number of hours that users could stream music per month. And the service also placed limits on the number of times, you could listen to any particular track over a given amount of time and those were really spotify's way of of bowing to the music industry to get these negotiations to work out. So if you listen to Spotify on the service, you get a commercial between every? Few songs, and if you tried to mute the on commercials, it would just pause the ad. So really you're just putting off the inevitable the desktop application. Would likewise display ads over the user interface. So you can get both audio and visual adds to generate revenue for Spotify and occasionally video ads playing as well. In addition Spotify introduced a premium tier so for a monthly fee, which has changed a few times over the years, but for a certain amount per month..

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"spotify" Discussed on podnews

podnews

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on podnews

"So is Spotify bringing more new audiences to podcasting panoply have published the data which claims to show that yes Spotify as growing the pie reaching different people in different places than other podcasts platforms. Meanwhile, lobby group open markets once the Spotify Gimblett anchor deal to be blocked and says that government should head off efforts by platform monopolists to take control over the industry and an Indian website scrolled are in claims that podcasts at the heart of the slow web and spotify's investment in the might change things forever. Meanwhile, spot of I have added a word category in their use app, including audio books and poetry

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"spotify" Discussed on Exponent

Exponent

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on Exponent

"But I definitely feel like people have a recent see preference. And that undercuts this notion of you by this content, which Netflix, doesn't it sort of evergreen. And it helps keep people on. And it keeps adding up. And this is part of the reason why I think Netflix doesn't get into sports because it goes stay over quickly. And I think pug cost in a certain sense. A mole exports in this regard in that goes stay relatively quickly. That was a problematically insightful comment by you because there's like fourteen things that I want to respond to so so I think we do multiple levels so start with Spotify sort of an podcast, relative to sort of the record labels. And I think there's an aspect where Spotify is sort of stuck with the record labels. We've debated to a sent can they play chicken with the labels like was really afford to cut Spotify off. And certainly I think there will be pushes around the edges of like how much shared how much of label marketing budgets ends up going back to Spotify. So it's kind of like the money does like circle in exchange for Spotify meal to promote music, which I think is a real value. That's has. I mean, how much is it worth to be promoted by Spotify? It's massive there's always been this sort of pay to play marketing budgets when it comes to radio. I think that's absolutely something that could work out as far Spotify goes, but at the end of the day, this sort of fundamental structure of the value chain where the labels and Spotify are co joined in a way, it's almost like. The way that distributors like Comcast cable distributors were joined with networks like Disney's networks, and like there was a push and pull about wait. We're clearly extracting a lot of money from the customer. The real debate is how do we split that up? That's kind of like what's happening here in some respects. Right. Yeah. That's a good analogy. Well, Dr perfect analogy because Comcast would still sort of geographic sue cities that probably them a little more power, whereas because of the internet Spotify doesn't have geographic exclusivity, so they're competing. It's apple music, for example, which means the negotiating position of the labels is stronger relative Spotify. Then Disney is say relative to Comcast, for example. But I think as sort of a high level this idea that there's this part of the value chain that kind of makes sense to be integrated. But it's actually split into two. And there's a push and pull about that. That is I think the best way to think about and understand Spotify. Relative to music labels. Yeah. I know so say that there's more concentration in the labels which makes it hotter for Spotify. And apple music too. Get in an argument and cut it off like you think about when Comcast or some cable channel really gets in a fight with one of the content produces it can sometimes end up in a world where the cable is like sorry. We couldn't reach an agreement the contents not available, and that's not ideal for them. But there was still enough diversity of channels that they could afford to do it. That's definitely not the case when there are really three labels. And you lose a third of the music, right? And what actually happened in the cable industry over time was more and more consolidation on the sort of channel side to sort of counteract this effect because it actually build towards today. There's only really like four or five cable networks that matter and of those TNT or Turner and Disney are by far the most powerful. And that's why you saw for example, I've we're kind of going down a rat hole. But when they started like sling TV started like the idea of getting the cable bundle over the internet. What were the two that were on there? It was Disney and TNT, and you had all the random Disney channel's like maker TV or something like that why because they had created their own sort of. Of bundle within the bundle to increase their negotiating leverage with distributors originally to negotiate with Comcast. But they could leverage that against new entrance as well. Anyhow, the labels have like perfected that like, there's three labels. And if you lose any one of them urine music service is not viable screwed in its accentuated by the geographic point like you can switch to apple music anywhere in the world whereas changing from Comcast..

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"spotify" Discussed on Download

Download

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on Download

"It's still the same kind of experience. But it is it is a good question. I guess it kind of. You have to think about it like someone who gets in the car and on their way to work. They're not listening to the radio. They're probably listening to music streaming were there. They're listening to podcasts in if Spotify can own both those that's a really huge benefit on in kind of leadership position for them. But they will probably have to encourage more people to switch off of that playlist in over to the podcasts in that could be a challenge for them going forward. I heard somebody say that they thought my mind win toward the exclusivity thing. But also, there's a return on investment story here potentially which is every minute that a Spotify subscriber is streaming podcasts instead of music, given the way that the royalty system works that's money that Spotify isn't paying out to the musicians. Now, obviously if it's podcast that they've created. They have there is some sort of cost there that has to be amortized. But I thought that was a really interesting thought as well that maybe it's actually a good business move for Spotify to try in convert a bunch of music listeners into podcast listeners. Just because it saves on the royalty payments that that modifies paying especially when some people feel that they're paying not enough. And that they might end up having to pay more later intr-. Interesting. I think also it's interesting look at the fact that Spotify hasn't really been able to figure out how to work around the labels..

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"spotify" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"The label out of Jiro Salvin in in GIO saw than in in India that and the idea what those labels isn't to keep the music only on those streaming platforms label artists on on. Spotify label are played on apple music and other services, right? It's just Spotify gets to feature them. They get to exclusive they get to get early releases. And so I could see them doing that with podcast talent to saying. Hey, what's working for music artists? We can also do with podcasters. In fact, I think it would be super smart for apple music to do the same thing because apple does have exclusive recordings and live concerts and things that they put out only on apple music, at least initially and doing that with podcast when you're the predominant podcast provider out there. I mean, fifty I think it's fifty plus percent of people listen to their podcasts through I tunes somehow. I I think they might be missing something there by not snapping up a company like inlet. I get it. I hope sorry to interrupt you. I just I just hope what they do is is not. Dangled carrots in front of me the way say Star Trek discovery is a CB L CBS all access like I I don't I don't like the whole. Here's a little taste now come over here and pay for thing. I know that's not what they're saying. And we don't even know how this is all gonna play you mean like like Netflix does stranger things where they're like. Well, you can only get it if you pay for net flex China. I mean, you make a good point. That's like isn't a bunch of independent creators making thing we should all just have open access to there's a there's a core philosophical problem. I have that. Maybe we don't need anymore. Maybe I'm to two thousand four and my brain here. And I'm just like, yeah. Podcast, man. It's the new way we're all open. Everybody can get it. And maybe that's starting to change. Everyone's two different things here. I would hate it. If Spotify started walling off a lot of stuff. In fact, that was my biggest problem when they started adding podcast is you had to do it only through them like you couldn't they weren't. Just opening it up to anybody. And one thing they need to add to their app is the ability to put in a customer assess feet, right? He can't take any of our patriotic. You are else and put them in Spotify yet and a lot of people like to do that sort of thing not just for our show. So I'm with you there like leave make open podcasting part of your service. But I don't think that prevents them from having a few exclusives. And in house things as long as they they allow those things to go out on the open market at some point. Sorry, you you're gonna say something totally cut you off. It's okay. I I have been following spotify's introduction into the podcast world for a while. And wondered why more wasn't happening? There was sort of this us. But if I get into podcast cool. I guess we all work in podcasting. I'm always interested in these sorts of things, and it all seems a little stall. I knew folks who couldn't get a hold of anybody over at Spotify to figure out why they couldn't get their podcast featured and the anchor acquisition that acquisition is interesting. But the anchor echoes mission is so much more interesting because the whole point of anchor is anybody could do this. We will walk you through it. You can produce at podcast from your phone. That's what you wanna do. We have lots of tools. We have folks here who are.

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"spotify" Discussed on Download This Show

Download This Show

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on Download This Show

"Details. Log in details on Facebook must keep a record of your my phone number in order for that to work, and therefore they could use that to triangulate the phone number that I that I use for you. What's applic-? Yeah. That's really good and small sidebar say if you're not using two factor authentication, it's super easy can find so many guys on how to do it on the internet. Please do it. But just to to finish that point that what's have been could have all this daughter on new and that they essentially want more daughter on the uses because WhatsApp is kind of the walled garden at the moment. They've obviously just had a big high with one of the senior legal counsels for the electric frontiers foundation moving from one of the biggest privacy organizations in the world to what's that they're trying to improve their image. But they also desperate to try, and consolidate demo this is what you are listening to it easier guide to the week in media, technology and culture, we're in studio with Claire Riley Sada and some idiot and Fennell just keeps on talking. Have you ever heard of the term mystery coal mystery Cole is a genre of music the hat has risen uniquely on these streaming platform of Spotify. Because they're these mystery acts that popping up on Spotify. Play amazing. Nobody knows what they are away. They've come form come from which is how they've got him the nickname mystery core. So if you would open up Spotify right now, and you saw in the collection about us that you would listen to names like Beran drool-o five or Bradaigh night or DJ brewers today even sound super with. I've just realized this is the first time I've like I've said that ladder when he's really hot to say cheaper names benign and musically like the short songs very few. Sometimes no lyrics very generic cover-up nondescript of song titles, but they just a popping up in people's playlists. And there is some concern now that he'd actually is indigo. Native of security flow. Yes. So this kind of popped up a lot of people didn't actually discover it until they sold that. This is the song. This is the music you listen to in twenty Spotify generates at least for you to make it really socially sharable. Who is that? Right. A lot of people saw that those names you mentioned just completely weird. They wasn't issue back in September of last year where Facebook had a daughter breach because everything links back to Facebook. Facebook dot break for for their access tokens, so access talk. If you log into Spotify using your Facebook account. Which is something that Facebook had issues with in the pause, log into a website using Facebook Email and possibly once again side as I daren't do that plays. I'm realizing you all is you get a password manager very very easy to use. So it's like getting schooled on the right? Facebook said they didn't they revoked all those access tokens kind of complicated thing in the back end security wise, but essentially that shouldn't have been a breakpoint or a breach of Spotify. But a lot of people questioning that because it's like, well, I haven't listened to these music, so maybe someone hacked my account and tried to get these plays up. But when you talking about sort of zero point six cents per stream for band, they have to get a law to streams to get that kind of revenue through. So it's not it's unlikely to be a money making venture in of itself. But also if you get involved you suddenly have the ability to run up streams very very quickly..

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"spotify" Discussed on Download This Show

Download This Show

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"spotify" Discussed on Download This Show

"A record of your mobile phone number in order for that to work, and therefore they could use that to triangulate the phone number that I that I use for you. What's epic? Yeah. That's really good and small sidebar say if you're not using two factor indication it's super easy can find so many guides on how to do it on the internet. Please do it. But just to to finish that point that what's have been could have all his daughter on you. And that they essentially want more daughter on the uses because WhatsApp is kind of the walled garden at the moment. They've obviously just had a big high with one of the senior legal counsels for the electric frontiers foundation moving from one of the biggest privacy organizations in the world to what's that they're trying to improve their image. But they also desperate to try, and consolidate demo is what you're listening to it easier guide to the week in media, technology, and culture, we're in studio with Klay Riley, and John Assadullah and some idiot and Fennell it just keeps on talking. Have you ever heard of the term mystery coal mystery Cole is a genre of music the hat has risen uniquely on these streaming platform of Spotify. Because they're these mystery acts that popping up on Spotify. Play amazing. Nobody knows what they are away. They've come form come from which is how they've gotten the nickname mystery core. So if you would open up Spotify right now, and you saw in the collection about us that you would listen to names like Barron drool-o five or Bradaigh night or DJ brewers today even sound super with. I've just realized this is the first time I've like I've said that lavaman he's really hot to say cheap names benign and musically like the short songs very few. Sometimes no lyrics very generic cover-up nondescript of song titles, but they just a popping up in people's playlists. And there is some concern now that he'd actually is. Indicative of security flow class. Yes. So this kind of popped up a lot of people didn't actually discover it until they sold that this is the song. This is the music you listen to in twenty Spotify generates at least for you to make it really socially sharable. Who is that? Right. A lot of people saw that those names you mentioned just completely weird. They wasn't issue back in September of last year where Facebook had a daughter breach because everything links back to Facebook. Facebook dot breach for for their access tokens, so access talk. If you log into Spotify using your Facebook account. Which is something that Facebook had issues with in the pause looking into a website using Facebook Email and possibly once again side pay as I daren't do that plays. I'm realizing you all is you get a password manager very very easy to use. So it's like getting schooled on the right? Facebook said they didn't they revoked all those access tokens kind of complicated thing in the back end security wise, but essentially that shouldn't have been a breakpoint or a breach of Spotify. But a lot of people questioning that because it's like, well, I haven't listened to these music, so maybe someone hacked my account and tried to get these plays up when you talking about sort of zero point six cents per stream for band, they have to get a law to streams to get that kind of revenue through. So it's not it's unlikely to be a money making venture in and of itself. Yeah. But also if you get involved you suddenly have the ability to run up streams very very quickly..

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"spotify" Discussed on podnews

podnews

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"spotify" Discussed on podnews

"From Brisbane the latest pod news, what your Spotify stats actually say, blueberries, Todd, Cochran comments on the new media show that they measured. It listens not download, and that someone just needs to listen for thirty seconds to count would note that the version two guidelines require at least a minute of audio to be downloaded to be valid. Anyway, we've updated article on how to understand podcast stats. The apple watch now includes a podcast app. We linked to how to use it and also overcast has had an update it now supports the apple watch and has had a redesign of particular note. It highlights when a podcast is daily or weekly, and as of now, so to we is the podcast bubble bursting asks the Columbia journalism review. Yes, of course. The podcasting bubble is bursting response blurb magazine. Radio public is reminding Kosters to claim their podcast on the radio public platform. Dave, Jackson Hsieh's the proper way to use a blue. SETI microphone. It's not a bad microphone he says, but you'd need to know how to use it crypto publication. Hacker noon is pivoting into podcasting with Trent Lipinski host. The fuss podcast will come out in late September buzzfeed's audio team, which the company announced will be laid off, have posted the teams, resumes and contact details on Twitter. Marketplace highlights the booming podcast industry in China. Unlike the rest of the world revenue there is from paid for podcasts, Jack rice, Ryder posts about the three biggest challenges for podcasters making marketing and sustaining. He also links to a set of podcast about podcasting, including this one and the BBC's new audio at BBC sounds will be launched on the thirtieth of October. We hear it all contain some third party podcasts though, be available within the UK only for all the links most Aures ans- to subscribe to our free daily newsletter, visit pod news dot net.

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"spotify" Discussed on Spreaker Live Show with Rob Greenlee

Spreaker Live Show with Rob Greenlee

04:36 min | 2 years ago

"spotify" Discussed on Spreaker Live Show with Rob Greenlee

"Go in and if you haven't submitted the spotify go ahead and click that button in the tool in the over in the left column of the content management system for speaker there's a separate little you know texter says spotify go ahead and click on that it'll take you to spotify submission page just click the submit button that's on that page and you can get your show into spotify i love being on it i just love out like i don't know if anybody's looked you can go to my show or three live show whatever but go look at one of the shows that's on there just spotify has a clean nice layout you know listen to it with music for music podcasting too and it's just like a clean layout you know what i mean like sometimes it's just looks pretty and i like it so we'll go there plays out i'm hearing from other people in the industry that shows that have been submitted over there and there's a typical range that we're starting to see happen of the percentage of audience this coming through spree are through spotify is anywhere from about seven to twenty percent though some shows are actually doing quite well yeah and it appears to be growing so that is to spotify is really strong android so that's the other party start looking at this from a global perspective and i mentioned this on the show android is by far the dominant blop rating system outside of the us so you start thinking about global to bution of your podcast and the fact that we really haven't had a first party salute android has really kind of strong the getting podcasts so we've got off i which is is a european company primarily it's based in sweden is is really strong and international markets and they're really strong android you start seeing the combination of now google getting in on a global basis with android spotify we could see just transcript for the him coming primarily from android please belafonte's so yeah and i i don't know about anybody else but there's only from like kinda to guide pandora i have on my phone usually i don't know if it was pre loaded i think it wasn't my samsung and spotify and i think they either come preloaded or i don't i don't know those are the ones i have so i don't know if i may be downloaded them because brand knowledge whatever but those are the goto ones for music sometimes i'll find now recently because spotify just started doing this but other stuff i use the iheartradio app for talk generally not podcast and the spreaker app for podcast but anyway i it's just it's nice to be somewhere else everywhere you can be like you gotta get everywhere you can be if you're trying to grow your shell that's the way i look at it in pandora has announced that they're going to enter the puck housing space i'm i'm not exactly sure what they're doing specifically yet i know that you know the new year could could bring us another major platform and if if it's about time if pandora joins the joint spotify in this race with podcasting that will be terrific another big upswing in audience growth and development because pandora's much bigger than spotify so by numbers yeah yeah yeah so so anyway that's all good news i'm happy to announce that on the on the show this week that spotify is back in the game again let's let's jump on we got an audio comments from kyle wilcox whose podcastone spreaker and and he sent us an audio comments and he basically to to summarize it really quick before i actually play the audio he right hey i think the discussion about making the custom app a paid up in the apple apps store was interesting i wonder if you could make the app free and allow people to donate various amounts with inet purchases i think you could make make some money off of subscriptions that way and let's go ahead and play kyle's comment here and then we come back and talk about a little bit more hello this is my feedback for this bigger live show episode one fifty eight i thought it was interesting how you were talking about the fact that podcasters are now.

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"spotify" Discussed on Happy Hour: A Shot of Conversation

Happy Hour: A Shot of Conversation

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"spotify" Discussed on Happy Hour: A Shot of Conversation

"A valid question but i just wanna make a distinction so one of our listeners on instagram dearth that his music is still up they just stopped adding his music spotify created playlist so meaning the music is still on spotify however they're not promoting i think there is a different distinction because i think what they're saying is they're saying that spotify is arguably like the internet right so as we're saying it's separating the artists from the music so that's what in theory they're doing so they're saying that the music and exists because that's what that people wanna hear right so it's the entire universe of music arguably is on spotify now who we as a company choose to promote is something different and i think that even though we don't like it arguably publicly traded companies are private companies can choose to promote whoever they want to promote and on whatever whatever auspice that is right so i think that's one part so thank you so much for that new information or correction to what we were originally saying but your point i okay there's there's a slippery slope so i think that yes we need to be very careful in terms of of wear how much we are allowed into people's personal lives as they are actors or actresses are musicians or artists however i do think that there is a strong line with certain types of behavior that literally can kick you out of the club and one of those is right yeah and and and violence against children on girl it completely now this is where it gets a little bit tricky and i think that we need to have the conversation of what are we gauging proof like what are we gauging as a science.

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"spotify" Discussed on The Changelog

The Changelog

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"spotify" Discussed on The Changelog

"Oh yeah yeah and and so they've been a lot of requests for like okay how do you take this this thing which is really just a gimmick rate it's it's a web page you can go to you oh neat and then you move on with your life but there've been a number of people without like okay how do you turn this into something that's actually useful and so i think the ones that i've seen are like you said the spotify people want it to integrate with spotify anyone it yeah yeah people okay this isn't issue this is importing you all right let's hear more say spotify what's it but oh okay the other company back so spotify people did have player called spotty amp which was a like see winning clone that you run on your desktop if you had a spotify premium account and i wish i could remember the name of the guy who did that because he's a he's a notable guy but he was working on a find he built this win him cloned that you could download run into would interact with spotify i think they had i had some licensing issues with it and then i think ultimately there was a whole todo about people were using the though like library underlying library which that thing used as a as a hacking monetization model so they were like creating fake spotify accounts and then they would like hack into arbitrate people's computers and like play tracks on those spotify author accounts tracks and then make the revenue from having their tracks listen to a bunch and so i'm actually spot if i had to shut down that.

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"spotify" Discussed on Note To Future Me

Note To Future Me

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"spotify" Discussed on Note To Future Me

"This is a note to future me dated april fifth two thousand eighteen spotify now accepting ads within their space might be a good time to take a look at it in regards to promoting your podcast within spotify now at at the recording date of this podcast they are the second most listened to platform for podcasts i can only see that growing is there traction in buying space time ads within a player overcast has been doing it now i think well near two years of my timetable might be wrong on that those are banner ads and they're still going strong there isn't john that i listened to in overcast that does not have some type of banner ad within the player while you're listening to your episode so it works in that space i think spotify is onto something here i believe the minimum by four spotify audio ad is two hundred and fifty dollars think that could be money well spent now you need to verse your thought process when you're doing this ad now you're the sponsor now you're an advertiser and it can't just be a promo for your podcast it has to have some specific meat to it a call to action could be timing seasonally with your podcast if it's a let's say it's a sports podcast and your focused on football new year ad campaign should start up about when football season starts to talk about lesson to the new season of with the nfl season starting up that's a good call just heard someone talk about this a podcast centric podcast hosted by someone in the platform space talking about timing in regards to if you're seeing your podcast really starting to grow in listenership and spotify that isn't a good time to be advertising you need to wait till it stagnates.

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"spotify" Discussed on O'Reilly Data Show

O'Reilly Data Show

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"spotify" Discussed on O'Reilly Data Show

"Welcome to though riley data show i'm your host bend aurica before we jump into today's episode i wanna remind our listeners that we do have to event series that they can go andthe end and learn more about the topics covered in this podcast the first let us called strata data conference which you can find add strata hanscom the second one is the artificial intelligence conference which you can find fda iconscom in this episode of the data show i spoke with christine hung ed of data solutions at spotify prior to joining spotify she led david themes of the new york times of apple items having led teams that treat different companies i wanted to hear her thoughts on digital transformation and i wanted to know how she approached us the challenge of building managing and nurturing bid at the hands and says she works on spotify m i'ma music fan and now have a longstanding interest and recommend the systems i wanted to understand what makes uh the spotify recommend there were so well and what are the challenges in buildings such a recommend their system i hope you enjoy this episode christine hong of spotify head of data solutions at spotify welcome to the daily show thank you bands been a pleasure so let's start off by describing how yo organize your data teams today because you've had several uh leadership positions of various companies so how his your thinking on this topic of data teams and data culture evolved over time yeah i was surprised ame even as spotify on the model we have has evolved a law so we started out with a very centralised model where everybody road up to finance and this was more than two years ago on a word for a while big has the team was relatively small but that it quickly became unsustainable because we grow law and uh it was obvious that the analysts needed to be closer to the business in order to develop their financial expertise so that we moved.

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