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What is "Unbanked"? CEO and Founder of Electroneum, Richard Ells
"You often described Trillion as a microbe aiming service. But i think it's a lot of other things as well. And i know one of the things that make you you. All unique is your focus on you know helping freelance for the gig. Economy third world countries right. 'cause you're actually helping them get paid in the etienne currency. So can you talk a little bit about. Have you seen any upticks in usage related to geography free during this time. I'm sure there's obviously many people looking for work and many people even Switching industries right. They just they just kinda want to survive in the best roy. Difficult cool about same. Things changed because because all dates are being pretty wild. We only launched pools during covid pretty much. Most of the february twenty twenty where mesa madness was going on and it has been a bit of a welwyn to win all suggest before cameras coors nineteen thousand and fifty talks. Fifteen thousand tubs on the platform fall off of more than than i thought we would be. They sites in all in a life cycle. And it's it's a really amazing thing to say that word of mouth which is which is now joining the whole ecosystem is it's been an actual rate thing so identity have data specifically A change i would imagine the likes of five hundred People who've been around for a long time next release deductible on Extrapolate specifically about cogan unfortun- got it's understandable because yeah sometimes in crypto. You don't have that direct data but why do you think you've seen such large growth in just the the community and like you mentioned. There's a lot of other alternative freelancing opportunities and focusing on this one thing. Because i read a lot about how people in the in the third world like you said word of mouth. They're all kind of talking to each other and accepting this currency as their new as their new valid currency. I think for a lot of people in the us It's sometimes hard to understand that perspective because a lot of our money and foundation is stays the same in its stable but when you talk about third world countries these people in many in many ways their skilled but they can't even get a paid inefficient raids right. So what do you think makes you all unique in that sense to to cater to this new generation. Maybe talk a little bit about that. This what is the effects of this new generation. When they start them they start to earn and work at Earning crypto per se rather than traditional Like what effect is half so first of all. We re still with your idea of every running freedoms platform ourselves. I mean we all. We don't select turning. We've this idea of having a very small highlands very very transaction fee to give you. The spirits appear payment system. There is insanely cheap to use almost free not want free but mike is microscopic fraction of a fraction of essent transactions. So it made you mike. You could make a two cent four cent transaction in a gun which is all twenty cent transactional fifty cent. Transaction solid transaction sizes. You couldn't possibly do on the on. The vase of mouse to coordinate Really very efficiently because most of the payment providers should providers charge of minimum of twenty or thirty cents per transaction so micro payments all really not that sixty two to traditional finance and then we shall ending slightly more helping to the twenty thousand dollar range which still to to the global twenty of thirty dollars. Sounds like peanuts bucks. A year said life changing of money for lots of people with good skills so but when he gets back. You still got the site of transfer. Bank banking system is antiquated. And it's antiquated evening. If you go to the united states want to save money from one place in the united states to another or in the fight from the uk to to else of the that. It's pretty good now. 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Because that's gonna cost you hope that on the money just to send it so subtly you limited as to why you can get height so the traditional if you can call traditional in a fairly disruptive industry that freelance industry is disrupt table read the wheel of disrupting that further by giving access to this massive body of people all brilliant skills just skills as anyone else so don't donate affect their own back mike. You say they're going to do aerobics jolt doing fred. And they don't want that much money and they call physically get paid when banking acog high-power but so boy this thing that training having easy implements it makes really is so easily and it's almost season for them. It isn't quite instantaneous. That go to work deliberate. It's fourteen minutes july between delivering and getting pike.
Floridian Finds Fair Value Flipping Furniture
"Today story call center. Employees in central florida binds that restoring furniture too hard with a bit of technique and finesse actually learned a lot in a short period of time. He goes from learning the ropes to budding side-hustle to actually running it as a full time business. I'll tell you exactly how it works. Then he makes another change another career change. That demonstrates y improving. Your skills is so important. It's a big part of this message. I try to bring every day and by the way. Welcome to school. My name is christina. Abo- i have the privilege of bringing you the sharpie day and ultimately it's about encouraging you to diversify your income to create more options for yourself and not just options to be overwhelmed but more options to create more security so that you have a backup plan so that you have more income coming from different places you're not reliant on one source etc so often talked about these things about diversifying. Your income can give you freedom insecurity. Well this story illustrates it really well and it also happens with no debt and very little stress so perhaps the archetype of a model to follow no debt very little stress increasing your freedom and security stories called floridian finds fair value flipping furniture in. Yes i did have fun coming up with that title. The stories coming up in just thirty seconds in two thousand twenty one. A truly diversified portfolio needs more than the mix of stocks bonds and mutual funds. It really needs private. Real estate studies have shown that portfolios with an allocation to private real estate generally delivered a better risk adjusted return with more annual income and lower volatility over the past two decades now with fundraise. This level of powerful diversification is available to you. Fundraise has been a partner of the show in the past. But i also use fund rise. I am a fundraiser investor myself. That's not something. I am required or even encouraged to do but i have really been personally impressed with the platform so i started talking about this in conversations that are completely unrelated to the podcast. So i think they're doing something really really interesting. I want to encourage you to see for yourself. How one hundred and thirty thousand. Investors have built a better portfolio with private real estate. It takes just a few minutes to get started. Go to fundraise dot com slash side-hustle today that's f. u. n. t. r. e. dot com slash side-hustle conroy's dot com slash side hustle ryan krones inspiration for his side. Assault came from a close source. His wife jessica late two thousand eighteen just restored their running room furniture to reflect a farmhouse style. One morning shortly after ryan was getting ready for his job and call center management. They got to talking. Jessica mentioned people would pay good money for refurbished furniture. Like how much right asked probably five hundred dollars for a dining room table. Jessica set intrigued. Ryan asked her to teach him how she painted their table. She did and within a week. Ryan was restoring an old dresser. They purchased for thirty dollars off facebook marketplace. The restoration involved ryan putting on a new coat of paint which only took a couple of hours as well as fifty dollars in supplies. This included a ten dollar paintbrush amazon along with the paint from lowe's although he had no previous refurbishing experience ryan realized. He loved the task when he listed the dresser back on facebook marketplace. It's sold within two hours for one hundred and fifty dollars. He and jessica were shocked at how quick it happened. It wasn't much work for a seventy dollar profit and even better. This was the first time they tried my able to replicate or even improved results. So for the next piece ryan refurbished up to the sale price. It sold in less than a day bufton polish with success. He started searching for more pieces of furniture at garage sales auctions and on facebook. He didn't have a truck at the time so he would borrow one from family or friends in order to source multiple pieces in a single day after refreshing them with paint or stain he would list them online with each one profit between one hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty dollars since you've listed solely on facebook marketplace and didn't advertise ryan didn't have to pay any costs for marketing is. He began to scale up. He would work on several separate pieces at once. He devised a rotation process in his garage which allowed him to apply three coats to three or four pieces a day. You got even faster once. He learned how to do. Stained wood tops. This feature increased the value of his furniture still further. It allowed him to take a fifty dollar dresser and sell it for up to three hundred dollars in fact. Here's a fun anecdote. Brian purchased one particular piece from a garage sale. For fifteen dollars. Hit looked on. Its own so he ended up selling it as for two hundred dollars not a bad return on investment for practically no work the most challenging part of this project was learning the technique of making furniture reflect that farmhouse style. He messed up a bunch of pieces because he didn't apply the paint or stay in a certain way. Sometimes he could recover them sometimes not sometimes he would distress the coats of paint too much but through trial and error ryan perfected the skill. The furniture flipping continued part time for several months. Meanwhile he was growing more and more than happy. It is corporate job so in august. Two thousand nineteen jessica convinced him to quit and try flipping furniture fulltime. He finally got his own truck and focused on the furniture. Business bringing in between two thousand and three thousand dollars a month. Although this was less than he made it as corporate job he was much more content. Ryan did this for about nine months. Also helping out with jessica's wedding photography business earlier this year. He got a chance to go back to work in call center management but with a twist. This time he found a dream job working remotely as a supervisor. This rule enables him to be close to his family also getting a regular paycheck with benefits. He's quick to note that the furniture flipping business will always be one of his reliable income. Sources it's not mentally taxing and he rebels in the opportunity to be creative. Best of all it serves as a solid backup plan so check this out. This story is a wonderful example of something that anybody can do. And when i say anybody can do like let me just kind of break this down because you might think. Well i'm not handy. I'm not either just just to be clear but it's not so much about being handy. Renovating is a lot like reselling of any form so reselling. I sometimes say one way or another. Everybody can do it. So maybe furniture isn't your market. What about computers or cameras or cars or high end kitchen blenders or upscale fashion items. These are just a few markets in which it's possible to make a good profit by acquiring items on making some kind of change or improvement and then selling those items to a new owner now. The chain improvement can be something substantial. You could be like overhauling the entire car. Let's say it can be maybe somewhere in the middle like a lot of furniture renovation is. it can't be purely aesthetic. In some cases you do run into situations like the dope from ryan where he found something and then thought about making a change to it but decided it's actually pretty good as it is in that case he paid a pretty low price borden was able to resell it for for a fantastic profit margin. So that doesn't happen all the time of course but you know as you kind of delve into this. Sometimes it does so. It's one of these things that everybody can do. If you're trying to figure out what's my next. How can i create a source of income. That is a good back-up plan for me. Something in this direction is worth considering. So i'm gonna leave you with today. Inspiration is good but inspiration with action is so much better.
Three Marketing Trends to Look Out For in 2021
"So what are the top three trends. I believe you should look out for and twenty twenty one and how to really utilize each of them. So your business can reap the benefits in two thousand and twenty. Many industries are a surge in online shopping online purchases buying things whether it's products or services or tools online. And here's some data for you. Depending on the industry of various from one industry or the other but the minimum growth of online sales was twenty. Five percent in some industries saw up to five hundred percent growth if there was any apprehension of ever buying things online or being reluctant to put a credit card on a website. Those as are totally over cove it has obliterated those objections or the hesitation. And it's been a year. It's been at least nine months for most people in the world who have had adopt to buying things online with grocery whether it's renewing their insurance with our buying coaching or therapy online. The point here is is that this is now. This was a short thing. At least nine months of this was going on so people are in the habit. They're comfortable with checking out online. Now you might be saying. Hey omar that's great But i've been online for years. What does that have to do with me. Well this means that your checkout process has to be on point acid efficient. It has to be fast. Many industries are really upping their game when it comes to check out. This is one of the focuses. We have in our business whether ninja some of the things that you can do to improve the checkout process. So people are having a more pleasant experience and they come back to buying your products and services is a more options for payment. One of the options Haven't adopted yet but we'll be adopting in two thousand. Twenty one is incorporating apple pay into their checkout process. over sixty percent of the internet's traffic is on mobile. That means people are going to be on your side. They're you buying things with their phone and a smooth transition to check out without pulling a credit card out of their wallet using apple pay is going to put you ahead of the game. It's gonna make it easier faster. Simpler for your customers already been predicted that apple pay is going to see a huge jump in twenty twenty one. Many studies have shown that by the end of twenty twenty one. The ten percent of all transactions around the world will be with apple pay. That's a huge slice of the pie. You can tap into that you can increase your checkouts by offering an easy way to check out if you're using a stripe for example checkout already have apple pay built in. You just need to make sure that your interface or checkout process has apple pay a shop affi- store they have apple. Pay already in there so you can really just this on. It's going to take you a few minutes or maybe an hour to set this up on your site and you're good to go trend. Number two people have been watching videos for a very long time but twenty twenty has saw the most significant jump in video consumption ever in history forbes recently published an article showing that in twenty twenty people watched five online videos a day whether it's to whether their videos on people's websites these platforms are designed to keep them watching again. This is a habit. This is a new normal. the has been established. People are watching more and more online. Video is becoming. The medium of choice for communication on top of that youtube tubes algorithm for search engine optimization has gone bonkers. It's incredibly incredibly sophisticated. If you search a term on youtube not only does it search for you know the titles and the descriptions and the comments for those terms it actually knows when somebody actually says those words on the video and will give you a result of based on that. So if you're asking me you should go bullish on video this year. Two thousand twenty one. You should have a video content strategy whether it's a weekly series whether you're running webinars whether you're doing live or recorded video with youtube channel the players that you wanna tap into what people are already doing instead of force people into something that you like doing her new like consuming you're like producing it's never been cheaper. To produce videos now you can get a you know hd or four k webcam for under one hundred dollars get a ring life for fifty dollars and a decent mike for about sixty dollars and you got a home studio. If you're on a mac you have free editing software with movie. Even if you're not on a mac you can always Go with adobe subscription service which you can get their dobie premier Video editing software for like thirty dollars a month an indispensable tool if you're going to get serious about video and twenty twenty one highly recommend you start thinking about what video content you want to produce. It doesn't have to be talking heavy. It could be interviews. You could be reaction videos. It can be collapse as long as it's entertaining. It's engaging it's informative. People will watch trend number three and this one's a big one and it's gonna affect a lot of businesses and you really should start looking into how you can adjust your business to your website. Accordingly and that is privacy and security. This has been something. That's been percolating in the news for some time. This is particularly important when it comes to the way you are going to be advertising to your customers typically if you want to run facebook ads for example you have to put what's called a tracking pixel on your website this facebook to know when somebody's on your website so they can serve them ads on facebook and also allows them to track conversions. The issue is that data gets an owned by facebook. And a lot of it is some information that a lot of gonna wanna share like we'll computer browser on their location. If they're signed into facebook they know a whole lot more. Even you know who they are their likes are wants. All the interactions. They've had on facebook and basically facebook contract this person as they're moving around the internet and this is becoming more of a problem is becoming more of an issue because feel realizing wow. I'm being tracked We started to see this a couple of years ago with the cookies. Message that you see for gdp are people say. Oh the cy has cookies. And it's a way for us to track and people just ignored it and they're just click. Okay things are going to get a little bit. Hotter apple has already announced that in their next ios update for was fourteen. They're going to have actual pop-ups actual System messages from the operating system telling the user telling the person with the iphone. Hey this site has a tracking pixel. Do you want to be tracked. And it's actually quite a statement. It's actually something you really can't ignore. You have to say yes my movements or no. I'm paraphrasing of course. But the point here is that the privacy issue of tracking people is becoming more and more a- battle and obviously apple is going because their brand is all about privacy and security and boy do they have a market share so a lot of your users a lot of people that use iphone. You know if they're use. Iphone are going to see this message on your site. This means you can't have a tracking pixel and you're gonna have to think of ways to market your business you can. Of course run ads without attracting pixel. But you can't track conversions. Which makes it really hard for you to be able advisor ads. Which then begs the questions. Should you run ads. So this is something you need to keep an eye on and you need to plan ahead already in our business. We're trying to move away from paid advertisement or paid acquisition where customers into long term long tail content marketing whether it's a blog whether it's videos whether it's youtube whether it's partnerships with as their affiliates. The point here is that we want to own the traffic. We ought to be able to rely on our own content to bring us a traffic and not use. Third party apps to advertise. This is a big shift. It's not easy. It's not just facebook. Google or anybody else that has any kind of pixel on your site or requires a pixel so that you can track conversions so if you use paid. Acquisition us paid ads on lincoln on facebook on google. You may want to think of other ways to bring in traffic at least wean yourself off of the a bit because it's not going to be as effective as it used to emmy even get more expensive so there you have a guys three trends to look out for twenty twenty one. Get on top of this and be ahead of the game.
How Tech Companies Are Changing The Way They Price Things
"Chances are you've changed the way you spend your money. This year from the tech companies have noticed everyone from apple to amazon. Zoom has been experimenting with the way they price their products to try and entice and keep customers joining now to talk about. Some of their strategies is our personal columnists nicola wedding. Hey andy cole. Thanks for being here. We're going to run through the specifics in a minute. But i want to start by asking. Why look at tech. Companies pricing moves this year. What are these decisions. Tell us about the company's cigarette question. I was curious about whether or not the economic downturn prompted by this very unique pandemic would prompt companies to consider new pricing models. Or in what ways would test traditional pricing schemes. And the reason why it's unique is because economic downturns sometimes forces prices down until in this case. No one was flying into some flight. Prices went down some airlines offered. Buy one get two free seats deals. But in other cases prices went up because grocery van was higher because supply chains were in disarray. Because operational costs were higher for places like restaurants so is really interesting. Look at how companies are reacting. To this unique time i think we often think about economics and pricing models as firm that nothing is new and that there are no real experiments and pricing. But the truth is when there is a moment like this one. Nobody really knows how consumers are going to react. And so in a way a lot of these companies conducting experiments and we saw a lot of companies. Take some different approaches to that. So let's run through some of the examples we saw and we'll start with entertainment reminded us how hollywood adjust in the world of closed movie theaters. Obviously it was a huge hit. Two movie theater industry because being locked in a closed room for two hours isn't exactly cove friendly disney to interesting approach. It launched disney plus very recently and that was probably a saving grace for the company because there are lots of areas of the company that were not doing well like parks for example and mulan was. One of its biggest blockbusters this year to two hundred million dollar. Movie is the remake of a classic. A favorite of mine and they decided instead of releasing it exclusively in theaters which is normal to charge thirty dollars for early access to milan with called premier access and it was an interesting move because they were going to charge thirty dollars which is a pretty high price for streaming service as an add on to what you're already paying which is six ninety nine month for disney plus and offer that early access for three months and then make mulan apart of the larger library in december for centrally free included near subscription. So kind of just charging the price that it would cost to go see the movie at the theater but from your couch now. Milan might be a bit of an anomaly. Because of a number of factors including concerns over where the movie was filmed which was in a part of china where the government has been accused of committing some human rights abuses but batted mind. How was milan received the gamble. Pay off it fell flat. Most analysts say because of two reasons one is because there was a lot of controversy around the filming location. The ceo admitted this himself. And the second reason is that the price is really high and instead of framing the premier access price as discount for disney plus subscribers so they could have charged forty dollars for non-subscribers and thirty or twenty five dollars for subscribers to make feel like. You're getting something out of it. You know a deal. The church this premium price too subscribers. So milan didn't quite work out. It sounds like but is this something that streaming services and entertainment more. Broadly make testing. Interestingly disney's biggest rival one of disney's biggest rivals warnermedia decided to release. Its entire twenty. Twenty one slate of films included with hbo. Max not opting for the premiere pricing model and disney's next release which is pixar soul will be included in the disney plus subscription and not as premier. Add on. so you know that sort of indicates that move london. Do super well for disney. But i do suspect that if we are staying away from movie theaters well into twenty one well into twenty twenty two that they will try this again for another blockbuster release maybe with a lower price. Got it okay. So let's move on to apple. They released ton of new products this year and played on what you have dubbed the. Goldilocks effect. Can you tell us what that means. Goldilocks refers to a good better best pricing strategy. So this means you get three options or three buckets of options that represent sort of like the budget the mid tier and then the expensive model for those who have a very high willingness to pave the latest and greatest features apple for a long time has released new models one or two and then discounted previous models older models to sort of represent that good better best strategy so the budget option was always like last year's iphone this year. They released a record number of new iphone models so five in total and actually the budget option is a new phone. That was released this year. So i think what that says about apple said moving forward. They want their entire lineup their new lineup to represent more pricing tiers to appeal to wider swath of people so even those who are willing to spend just a couple hundred bucks at a phone can feel like they're getting a new iphone sort of expanding their addressable market. And as you mentioned. This is a tactic that apple has used since long before the pandemic but is there a reason sort of doubling down on this in a year like this one. Yeah you know. One of the pricing consultants. I talked to says that more pricing tiers kind of a protective measure for some companies apple is a premium brand so they can get away with selling a multi thousand dollar iphone in during an economic downturn but the lower end iphone. se. That's just a couple of hundred bucks you know. Three three between the four hundred bucks allows them to keep the customer that has a tighter budget in their brand. And hopefully that person will upgrade to a more expensive iphone in the future got it and in a similar pricing move. The fitness company peleton introduced another more expensive stationery bike and lowered the price of the existing model by about three hundred fifty dollars. So what fa logic with this move. Eso not exactly good better best because two tiered pricing system. A lot of economists called this committee classic price discrimination where someone who has ohi willingness to pay more features will pay for the very expensive two thousand four hundred ninety five dollar by plus with all the bells and whistles and those are just starting to get into a stationary bike gang but really wanna peleton are willing to pay the eighteen ninety-five price. This one research paper. That i discussed in the peace looked at this williams sonoma case where two hundred seventy five dollar. Red baking appliance wasn't selling at all and then williams sonoma a more expensive model and then the cheaper model. She sales doubled. So you know. Peleton may have been drying from this classic case here we. We don't have exact numbers on its performance but in earnings calls peleton was very bullish on. It's cheaper model and said that it would continue to be its bestselling bike but what happened is during the pandemic people were more willing to pay for premium equipment because it was replacing their gym membership. And so wait times for this. Newer by plus are now up to ten weeks and wait times for the cheaper bike are know almost half that that time so it seems like maybe peleton should have priced. They're more expensive by maybe even higher or maybe they're less expensive lake even more affordable. So i think that brings us to the fourth big pricing strategy. We saw which is this trend of companies dropping walls and generally making more of their product or service accessible for free. You just right into some of what we saw there. Yes so early. On in the pandemic a lot of companies were responding to this very sudden turn towards work from home and being online and not really being able to communicate with with other people in person so zoom for example lifted their forty minute limit for k. Through twelve educators eighteen other service providers lifted data caps. Comcast made its network of xfinity Wifi access points free for everyone. You don't need comcast subscription. The list goes on and on what they're sort of taking advantage of is the fact that free is great advertising and free something really miraculous to our brains. Were very persuaded by zero dollars. There is this very famous study of students who had the choice between a one set. Hershey's kiss or twenty six cents lynch truffle and when given that choice most students picked the lynch truffle but when the researchers lowered the price of the hershey's kiss to free and the lynn truffle to just one cent below. Even at the price difference was the same. Most students opted for the free. Hershey's kiss so free has a very strong pull on our psyche and these companies. Think that in offering free services they spread goodwill but they also increase the amount of people who are using their service and the thinking is that potentially those people will pay for other things in the long term. so nike is a good example of this. They made their are trading club app. Free the premium subscription cost some amount of money to be able to work out with their very chiseled very good-looking trainers and These trainers are wearing like clothing. And there's a short cut in the app to buy nike apparel and so in making the free They're able to sell more naked goods so they're actually making it free permanently. Yes that nike move definitely worked on me but i wonder aside from that. What is the business case for this option. I think i'm still a free user of zoom for instance which is not making them any money. As far as i know we have seen some indications at this early working for some companies zoom was extremely well positioned to do well this year but in making their service free they got more people acquainted with the service and they started rolling out new products like this new pricing page for people like trainers to charge for zoom sessions. And so i think if you're used to using a service you're more willing to hand over your credit card to that service and their revenue shot up. You know something like over three hundred percent this year year over year that may have something to do with the fact that zoom was like the premier video conferencing tool that we all leaned on but also has to do with the fact that they have a really robust free tier that allows most people to use the service without paying for for extra stuff finally we have subscription model and it sounds like the grocery delivery market is a good example of this. Yeah so home. Delivery exploded this year. It allowed people to stay away from grocery stores which all of a sudden became dangerous activity and Walmart really capitalized on this moment by offering a subscription service It's called walmart. Plus and it includes free unlimited delivery from local stores. The thinking is that it pays for itself interest deliveries walmart says. What's interesting about this example. Is that you know. Walmart really rushed this program out and so they had very scant perks and the program cost ten dollars a so that easiest comparison the laziest comparison is is tames on prime which on top of free unlimited delivery offers you know this giant entertainment bundle free photo storage etc etc until i think it was is hard for people to justify the price between walmart plus and amazon amazon prime. But we don't have numbers for walmart plus yet and it may very well have been a success and walmart plus and amazon prime aim to do the same thing which is try to make walmart or amazon the default shopping choice in her mind and i think walmart plus is a good way for walmart to become more salient in people's minds. And let's just break that down a little bit more. How does the subscription model actually work to create sort of a stickier relationship with consumers. Yeah other examples are dash pass. Switches door dashes new membership tier which lowers delivery and service costs for its customers. These companies are trying to keep switching costs high. So you want to feel like the more you use this service. The more you safe if you delivery cost three dollars typically for every order the more orders you deliver the more you squeeze out of that thirteen dollars. A month subscription so they're trying switching costs high and trying to increase the willingness of customers to buy without thinking are those are the five strategies we said at the beginning that this is sort of a big experiment. So what are the takeaways here. Are there certain hypotheses that are clear winners and losers will i. I think one of the the clear winners is definitely more pricing options for customers. That said can self select into whatever tier. they're most comfortable. Paying and that maybe premium pricing wasn't the right move but the truth is this pandemic is to go on for several more months or potentially another year and Pricing changes all the time and in the course of my reporting the story had to change multiple times because the prices kept changing perks. Kept being added onto bundles into it. Seems like companies are still trying to figure this whole thing out as we all are very enough all right. Our personal tech columnist nicole new. Thank you so much for joining me.
How The Pandemic Is Affecting Movie Theater And Streaming
"The globalist on monocle. Twenty four. I'm carlotta rubella still with me. Articles fernando pacheco and a phone critic. Karen krizanovic karen. This year has ended with his big deal between water. Brothers and hbo. Max what do you think about where the industry is headed in two thousand and twenty one. I know a lot of people are not happy with the deal but in a way it kind of pilots that we will never return to twenty nineteen and how things used to be as kind of we need to adopt moving forward well. The film industry is graded at. It's been adapting for one hundred ten hundred twenty five years so this isn't new but this was a great shock because everybody was looking forward to these seventeen titles at warner brothers had and the fact that they dated them basically which means they're released at the same time they're in on the cinema and they said it's only for this year was a huge shock to the people that made the movies and also the filmmakers the directors but also the crew and the agents were saying we weren't consulted legendary wasn't consulted. Christopher nolan wasn't consulted to develop nerve wasn't consulted in. These are big movies also in the heights. I mean that's been waiting around and they're doing this to try and shore up an ailing streaming service or a streamers of his alien didn't get launched properly. It's very very difficult. Film industry is not a place where you can easy money. Streaming is very important. Keep the production of cinema going say semi mean movies. And that's really what it was about. It was an. At and t. decision. So how is this changing things. This is showing us that there are two ways of seeing movies. You either have an event a big cinema event or you stream it. And it's going to be a bit of a competition because in canada. Where warner brothers is releasing these films. They're not releasing them online. So it's gonna be interesting sailed. It divides the point of this. Is that cinema will not go away. Because as steven soderbergh said recent interview the beast you cannot get the numbers you can't get the amount of money streaming that you can with a cinematic release combined with streaming and streaming a lot of great. Things are people. A lot of people are seeing movies they would have never seen before. So that's brilliant but it is a big change in how revenues are earned and also. I think there's going to be a real class warfare or your movie was just streamed or my movie went into the cinema and there has always been that distinction. Do you think this will push other streaming services to try to reach similar deals depending on how the deal works. I think that. Hbo max they were saying. This is only for a year. And we're we're releasing for months and then it's going back to the cinema. I think we're gonna see how it plays out because really netflix has not been releasing the information the data that we should be seeing from ordinary releases. And that's with though show you the good stuff. Hey look we made money here. But they're not showing us where they're losing money and for me at something. Karen was very rare to me. Steven soderbergh said that films are released in the cinema because of the money as well. If you look at the blockbusters they you know. They're very profitable billion dollars. Of course they're also very expensive to make. I think it's very hard to get the same amount of money. In streaming. I think disney when they released moulana zero first of all. They charged quite a lot thing almost thirty dollars. You know for the first days. But i doubt it. The it's the same amount of number even malone had a proper a cinema release so we have two very very careful those numbers. I'm sure the industry knows about what you think about trolls trolls. I think made thirty five million and that was just streaming. Which i suppose is pretty good also thirty quid. If you've got three kids ten kids go over and over and over there you know. There is that but to see a movie. Still say no matter. How movies made or what it's like. It's still going to be better on the big screen. It's difficult to make it an experience for in your in the comfort of your home as it doesn't matter which type of equipment you have in. How great he tried to make the experience of going to the movies only happens when you step out of your front door carreno. I want to pick up on a point. You just mentioned there about the possibility that deals like this will open this class. Warfare between the movies are just streamed and movies. That actually had two cinemas. Because we've already been discussing that for a while in terms of the movies that actually or even the actors and actresses and members of the crew that can be entitled to certain awards depending where they're movie is broadcasted initially will this only essentially that or actually prompt include streaming periods. I think they're having to include streaming now because for example the oscars which hope we're going to discuss are having to full. These in a lot of film festivals are having to look at different ways of qualifying their films and i think that streaming is going to be accepted because what they have been doing films. That didn't have the budget for a proper quote unquote cinematic release. Is they'd release them in a small boutique cinema just so it made the qualifications so i think that streaming is going to be accepted the problem is you. Don't really even though you can watch it again. You don't really see the performances or see the work as well as you do. When it's bigger than your house
How streaming services and COVID-19 upended Hollywood
"Coronavirus is up ended. A lot of things about our lives but few industries has seen as drastic a change as the entertainment business with the ride streaming services and social begging the question. What happens the movie theaters a broader. Chang this is your daily charge joining us way to this. Transformation is our media expert johnson. Welcome john so let's start with a recap of the year. We saw the launch the number of streaming services peacock. Hbo max and then of course stalwarts like netflix. Continue to dominate. Pop culture with shows like tiger king in queen's gambit. How did the so-called street war shakeout in twenty twenty. We saw breakaway successes and truly epic failures over the course of the last year among all the new services that launched in the last fourteen months or so nothing compares to disney plus the subscribers that a service brings in that's the currency of success for streaming services. And no matter how you look at it. Disney plus blew away all other new competitors completely out of the water disney hoped to have between sixty million and ninety million subscribers within five years and it nearly hit the top of that. Its most obstacle optimistic expectation at nearly beat that within one year not five. It's at eighty six point eight million subscribers at the end of its first year and then on the flip side you had these failures quickly. Which entered twenty twenty swinging it was booking super bowl commercials. It was making it rain. All over hollywood paying stars tons of money to make these short form Cereal movies and chapters and Daily essentials and other things that if you could see me i'm making all these little air quotes but it totally flopped and it announced that it was completely shutting down just seven months after launching. So we've seen some really legendary story play out in the streaming world this year definitely and in between though we had a couple of those services. Hbo max peacock which all launched as well and lose a little bit quieter for them up until the end of the hbo. Max how did those two services fair out when they were they launched didn't do as well as disney plus but nothing has done is walls just pause. You really. nothing else compares to what they've been doing you know if if disney plus had it had the insane year that it did their launches would look you know pretty good all right. Hbo max is at you know. I have to check the numbers. But it's at i think. Eight point six million accounts and peacock has more than that because he got chasm free tier. Hbo max you have to pay fifteen dollars a month to access it or b a each b. o. l. subscriber That has a deal with. Hbo backs in order to get it. But the point is you know. They're doing fine sean. It's compared to a truly extraordinary. Unexpected success like disney plus that. It looks like they're really doing poorly and to be fair to you know. Hbo max with its high price. Point the fact that the fact that it was kind of a Confusing proposition two people and The fact that it wasn't on roku or fire tv the two most popular devices for months that also crimped it in particular its appeal. you know. They're like thirty some million people that can have. Hbo max basically for free because they are. They're already paying for hbo and of those were at or still at below ten million accounts. Right we are back so it's definitely struggled in some senses yet. It will disney plus held by a number of big cultural milestones the hamilton earlier this year. Of course mandalorian is back more baby love even new law which at that dollar premium charged pretty well. Hbo max is poised to have its potential big moment tomorrow with the release of what am nine hundred eighty four. I'm curious what you think. The impact is there and as we sort of look for. You know how that's going to help set the way movies are released. Well it cer- certainly gonna superchargers interest in hbo coupled with the fact that it max not only is releasing wonder woman On christmas day the same day that it's available to see in theaters on those that are open It's also making it. Its entire slate. The warner brothers. Entire slate of movies for the entirety of next year are going to be released the same way where there. It's available to stream on. Hbo max the same day. It's in theaters for a period of one month. So people have one month to to sign up for talks log into it if you already have. It watched like some of the you know wonder woman. Nineteen eighty-four dude matrix. Four tons of like huge movies and smaller ones that are also heading to spin. It looks like that's ever happened before people are really excited about it. It's gonna supercharge interest in the streaming service. But it also means that you know. It's kind of a crossing of the rubicon For decades theaters have had a seventy at least seventy five days where they get exclusive access to new movies and of course during the pandemic with these widespread theater closures senate as being closed a lot of companies have tried to figure out. How can you can't have a seventy five day window or something is only in theaters. When there aren't any theatres open and the ones that are people. Don't feel safe going to so we've seen a lot of experimentation about. What do we do in this situation. But this move by warner brothers. Hbo max are. They're making so many of these really big budget movies available. What's known as day and date or it's available for home video streaming the same day that it's in theaters. That's that's a point of no return like things are never. They might not look exactly like that once. The coronavirus and the pandemic are in our rear view window. But it's never going to be theaters and the transit. Never going to be exactly the same again. So the reaction will imagine for folks out there who are locked down this is. This is good news but not everyone has created this with open arms. Right number of directors filmmakers actors have been up in arms. Or who's been sort of speaking out against this. Practice will certainly christopher nolan. Who is a longtime warner brothers director. He's bamed all of his big films with warner brothers and most recently His tenant was released by warner brothers and not partly led to this decision. That warner brothers needed to figure out something other than purely theatrical premieres for films tenant was released it did tentative fine overseas it did reasonably well but in the us tanks. Like i he nolan is is a faint is fame Famously defensive of the theatrical experience. He's one of those ought autour filmmakers who treasures that big dark room and the hush crowd gasping all the same time like. That's that's is cocaine or whatever and he didn't want to give that up and they didn't make him and they released tenet where it had an exclusive period in theaters and it s than sixty million dollars at the box office. That you know. It's standard for one of his movies to make one hundred million plus in the us at the box office so the fact that they saw that it's just not tenable Just not tenable to have this sort of theatrical this preciousness around theatrical release at least during the pandemic they went a different route they. There's is the most extreme that any studio has announced so far a lot of other studios are trying to be a little more compromising and their decision was made largely without consultation with filmmakers. Which you know. It's one thing to up end. These long held norms. Some of which a lot of filmmakers really treasure like christopher nolan really treasures this theatrical the experience and protecting it but it's not always it's it's the medium not the message sometimes in the fact that they sort of dropped this bomb on these people without with wonder woman. There's a lot of consultation with those filmmakers but the entire slate like they couldn't reach out because people talk in hollywood if they reached out to some people get all over town so they basically maybe with a little bit of notice tried to get it out to some people but essentially shut. Drop this bomb on the filmmaker community and that in addition to the fact that it was such a dramatic change from what's baked into contracts and what people expected is it led to a really huge backlash and we're going to see if they're going to get sued or get sued. You might have to walk back many things. They might have to take something that were on the two thousand twenty one slate off the twenty twenty one slates and they don't fall under this so called hybrid strategy. That's something we're going to play out next year. Well curious if this is a a one off thing or is this this pandemic related that twenty one is like twenty twenty a bit of a lost year as be struggled to kind of get back enormously but once you get past it go back to normal. You mentioned the crossing the rubicon. How do you think things the changes that were saying. Now my kind of play out the long term or will there be more of a hybrid approach like what one of the things look like once we get to some semblance of normalcy again. It's never going back to the way. It was like the way the seventy five day ninety day window. That theaters get new movies. That's not coming back even after the pandemic because i think consumers for a really long time have wanted more options. Especially i mean. Young consumers don't understand even older consumers. Don't understand why you have to wait that long to choose where you get to watch your movie you know. Like the seventy five and ninety day window and theater followed by the dvd followed by online vod online rentals followed by a pay one window followed by a pay to win. Like there's going it's going to change but we can say for sure. Theaters are not going to be able to count on that sort of cushion. Seventy five day to ninety day window getting all new movies. They can't count on that because too many of these studios are owned by media companies that are also launching streaming services. I'm really want them to succeed. It's not just warner brothers on by. At and t. and also owns hbo. Max that is playing and experimenting with these new formats like you mentioned milan. That's disney disney decided disney of all studios. They build their franchises on theatrical release. That means a lots of them. But they're still even toying with things like you said they released hamilton which is supposed to be a big screen movie. Next year they released it more than a year in advance and put a totally free on disney plus for their big budget stuff. They're putting it on disney plus with this. What's not calling premier access which is basically when you pay a thirty dollar extra fee and you get movies like milan that you can stream day and date same day as in theaters next year. They're going to do that with riot. Dragon but even with dizzy. They've said they haven't defined what they're gonna do with marvel movies. It looks like they're gonna give marvel movies. Which are you know. Some of their biggest blockbusters that they still have on the slate coming up. They're going to give them some time in the theaters because they know how important that is to building a franchise having that sort of mythic proportion in a theater is really important to a marvel movie whether or not black widow comes to streaming a lot earlier than it would have before in previous you know. In the olden days. A year ago it would've taken about six months to nine months for any theatrical disney movie to make the disney plus. Maybe that'll shrink. What we do know is that theaters are not going to be able to count on a seventy five day. Window consumers are going to have a lot more options about win and where they get to watch new movies and the theatrical spirits is going to have to change you know without having that really special treatment that kid gloves treatment of getting seventy five day window. You're going to see theaters having to adapt offering more food upgrading. The experience of going there They're gonna have to experiment with a lot of different payment models even maybe The point is movie. Theaters haven't really had to adapt or innovate for decades. Because i've had this protected window and that protected window is going to change. But it's never coming back the way it was and the theater. Experience is going to change too so that change is thrust upon them and they're forced to adapt. Do you think theaters are doomed to failure are they are they they are they screwed ultimately. Because i frankly i missed the theater experience but i can't see myself going back for while and so we'll we'll theater survive long enough to be able to adapt and change. Yeah the are going to survive like they just won't be as many and they won't look the same as they did. Which you know a natural thing movies have been around cinemas have been around for a really long time. It's one of. Its basically the first mass mass visual audio visual media You don't have theaters like the depression-era people's palaces anymore. we don't go to theaters. That look like someplace that would have a metropolitan opera in. That's what happened in the twenties thirties. We don't have that anymore because things change television happened. So that's going to be another change but what you're gonna see the the gigantic megaplexes. Amc's the cinemark probably going to get smaller because they can't if you don't have that exclusive access to something that people can choose whether or not they're watching it on that big screen or watching on their home screen where people are going to be able to. They're going to choose to watch it on their home screen and so you don't just need as many movie screens in america anymore. So we're going to see theaters close. We might see some chains completely. Go out of business. The thing that will be interesting to see is how smaller chains mom-and-pop theaters you know the local art house theater. The smaller chains like alamo draft house. We're already seeing that. Those are those are the theaters in cinemas that are more likely to adopt because they don't have a sort of mcdonald's mass market Happy meal mentality. they're catering to a local community. They're more likely to know the sort of things that would bring people into their theater if it's more than just movies it's easier for them to pivot in. Adopting alamo draft house was one of the first chains so to speak. That offered this rent a whole theater option. Which has become more popular during the pandemic instead of having to spend three hundred to a thousand two more dollars to rent entire theater. It's like look we can't can barely show this to people because of restrictions. Why don't you rent the theater for a hundred bucks and you can bring fifteen of your closest friends and you can all like sit apart from each other and you can be pretty confident that we're going to be sanitizing it because we don't or trying to stuff seats because we have to stuff seats. They were the first ones to innovate in that sense. And we start to adopt adapt that model so no like theaters. Theaters aren't going to die. They're just gonna look a lot different in the future
LinkedIn Wants to Help You Find a Transferable Career
"Lincoln has built. Its following of more than seven hundred million people by promising to help you find a job now at wants to help you find a new and totally different career. With millions of americans and employed right now an entire laid flat by the pandemic. It's undeniably difficult for many people find new jobs without changing roles and industries. The first challenges identifying your transferable skills. That advice is as old as the hills. The much tougher challenges to figure out how to apply transferable skills in jobs in industries. You may never have considered. That's where linked ends new career explorer to comes in if flip typical job searching on its head rather than searching for a particular job say operations manager you enter one of your most recent titles by mining linked ends. Massive data set the to identify multiple skills. You probably already have then. It suggests other roles where those skills overlap according to a company blog. Post tool references. Thirty six thousand career skills and six thousand job. Titles results are matched up by the percentage of skills that can transfer for instance enter the job of co founder. And you'll see that eighty percent of your skills are also used by board members. The example linked in uses is more common an out of work food server. It turns out a waiter or waitress. Typically has more than seventy percent of the skills needed to succeed in customer service role. The good news linked and also identifies high demand jobs as it happens. Customer service specialists or at the top of that list. Career explore then identifies open jobs in that new career in a third column. The tool suggest skills. You may need to build to help make the leap not. Surprisingly it directs you. To linked learning courses offering such clear direction toward a new career makes a lot of sense more than forty five percent of people never explore career change. Because they don't know where to start. According to a survey of two thousand unemployed professionals commissioned by linked in paul heads up economic policy research at linked and he told the new york times many members didn't necessarily know what job transitions were available to them. Moreover about a third of the survey respondents said they felt unqualified for other industries had no connections. There were didn't know how their skills translated the times reported linked in made the new tool available late last month. In beta to try it out navigate to opportunity dot linked in dot com. It's free not part of lincoln's premium subscription which ranges from thirty dollars to one hundred twenty dollars a month with more and more people using linked in as the pandemic continues to take a toll on the economy the platforms revenues are way up sixteen percent over the same quarter last year. But most of that growth is coming from lincoln's advertising business. not it's talent solutions which includes recruitment and job search. According to tech crunch reporter ingrid london by showing job seekers a path toward a new career and guiding them to link to ends classes the platform can build its recruitment business and it's training and education division simultaneously. London suggests although note that many of those classes are also free such a seemingly. Comprehensive system means the online job. Search business has evolved dramatically. It's far more complex and sophisticated than it was not that long ago when online platforms mainly mimicked classified ads. Like linked in smaller rivals ziprecruiter also promotes training to job seekers. Late last month ziprecruiter announced a new platform offering two hundred fifty different classes. The classes come from training companies collaborating with the company including core. Sarah skill share x. You'd acidy among others and this month ziprecruiter announced another kind of partnership altogether with financial services app acorns which helps users save and invest money. From within the acorns app users will be able to search for jobs. The job portal is made possible by ziprecruiter acorn. Ceo kerner tolsey net. The company wants to help its users. Earn more money since income shortfalls or the biggest obstacle to investing with. Us unemployment still at close to eight percent and record high. Pandemic case counts no. Recruitment executive says job. Hunting is easy but they do still see quite a bit of hiring forty million people search for jobs on lincoln weekly and three people get hired every minute company officials claim so for the unemployed all is far from lost but a better more comprehensive job search plan complete with training and a good dose of imagination about alternative careers should make a very big difference
Canadian cannabis firms Tilray and Aphria reveal £2.8bn merger
"Till ray and africa. The canadian cannabis companies are merging. It is an all stock deal that will result in the world's largest cannabis producer shares of both are up. And that's great if you bought shares of both these companies last week but as you and i were talking about earlier this morning particularly in the case of till ray it has been a long bumpy. Ride down from the top. Yeah not not so many bumps as a smooth descent rapid descent and very little Bumping backup along the way. Now did skyrocket think came public. Twenty five thirty dollars a share. Something like that About two years ago made its way to one fifty a share almost immediately within the first couple months of You know people thinking everybody was going to start smoking marijuana all the time and by all from till ray i guess I don't know how it got to that price. But the stock market does strange things. Momentum investing does strange things and you know it's Made its way back down to nine dollars. Share today After going up twenty percent so really why is that. I mean there's no economics no positive economics. So far the business till ray They're of lost about five hundred million dollars in the last twelve months in gap earnings. And that's off of one hundred. Eighty million in sales so for every dollar sales are losing almost three dollars of rewarding employees management. Pretty generously It's not like the product itself is all that expensive. It is after all referred to accurately as a weed So it's not that the are that expensive. It's it's just pursued growth And pursued the that to the expensive of prophets. So i think that the merger is going to be one in which Toray will no longer be managing the company and That's good for charters.
Consumer guide: streaming players 2020
"Today. We're just gonna talk about streaming players because they are really cheap during the holidays you got streaming players from roku amazon google and apple. How are they all different. What's new for two thousand and twenty. Let's talk about it on. Today's episode of talking tech amazon has four models of the fire. Tv stick now. What you need to know is one of them. Only streams in lower ten eighty p resolution and has a remote that doesn't adjust the volume on your set. That would be cheap one. The one that's selling for right now around eighteen dollars you'll end up spending from forty to fifty dollars for the four k edition Which i would recommend. Because why do you need a unit. That's only gonna play in lower resolution now moving over to the folks that roku they've got seven models ranging from thirty dollars to one hundred dollars and the cheap ones again lower ten eighty p resolution a remote without the bells and whistles of the most expensive model which is a hundred dollars and dat one streams and four k and w vision has a great remote and an ethernet jack for a direct broadband connection to thwart buffering google chromecast. There's a new addition out this year that sells for fifty dollars. It hasn't been discounted for the holidays yet. And what's different is the new chromecast has google. Td a new name for google streaming offerings which basically offers recommendations on what to watch based on your google searches and youtube views with the older chromecast. You needed to find the programming on your phone in beaming to the tv whereas the new chromecast you just have a menu and a remote control so it's way easier the apple streaming is way more expensive one hundred and forty nine dollars which doesn't streaming four k where the four k edition which is one hundred seventy nine dollars. There's pretty much nothing you're going to be able to do on this apple tv. Four k for one hundred seventy nine dollars that you couldn't do with the hundred dollar roku
HBO Max looks to follow Disney Plus, Netflix leads
"I can't wait for the day. That i get to go back and enjoy a movie the way it was designed to be seen in a big beautiful theater but i fear that i'm in the minority because the movie theater experience is not going away but let's face it it will never be the same again now. You may have heard the news. That warner brothers. The studio that changed hollywood forever with technology back in nineteen twenty nine when it invented talkies with the jazz singer announced that in twenty twenty one all of its new movies would play in theaters on streaming day and date. That is so huge. Now we're not talking minor films but major hundred million dollar plus sequels to wonder woman the matrix space jam and more warner's will debut the films on. Its new struggling. Hbo max streaming subscription service. Now theaters are upset. Obviously even though warner says it's a one time experiment due to the pandemic and the fact that most theaters are closed. One time experiment for ear. But let's face it while studios have been talking about doing something like this for decades. The genie is now out of the bottle. Disney took the first step in september with the release of mulan on disney plus and his following up in january with seoul. The latest animated film from pixar. Hbo max will have wonder woman nineteen eighty-four and christmas day a blockbuster that normally would only be seen i in theaters so clearly. Warner's is gonna lose a fortune by not having the theatrical boxoffice and putting all this films on hbo max but it has dreams of making the service the next net flicks which has nearly two hundred million subscribers and generated over six billion dollars in revenues and the most recent quarter warner's revenue at the same time was two point four billion as we've discussed here hbo. Max has had a really hard time finding traction with subscribers because it's not available on the most popular streaming platform roku will wonder woman the matrix and space jam. Change rokos minds will analysts. I've spoken to are so sure as roku is in the driving seat so cut to twenty twenty to the pandemic hopefully behind us in life as return to normal will major feature films debut day dayton and theaters and streaming. I think so consumers have fallen in love with the idea of not having to hire a babysitter jump into the car search for a parking spot and pay thirty dollars or more to sit in a dark room for two hours. Some of us will still do it like me but most of us will take a pass which is a real shame solution. We all need to go out and buy bigger. Tv sets
How Great Sales Ethics Lead to Greater Profits Selling Ethically Joel Malkoff - burst 10
"They were educating them nowadays. It doesn't exist. You know the premise of mistrust. The salespeople as reached a point and now with the internet if you wanna buy something you have no desire to speak to salesperson. You look at the website you look at rankings. You decide yourself what product you want to buy. And it's only if the product is presented only. Do you have to speak to the salesperson to get a price quote or a better understanding of what's going on but in general really marketing advertising it percents products. Now it's no longer. The salesperson selling so that paradigm is shifting it becomes even more important to salesperson becomes a problem solver and to consult you i you know we. We've talked about bayton. Switch it used to be a bigger deal remember you know. It was a bigger deal years ago when they would advertise price for something and they would say oh. Gosh i'm allow right and then they would sell you something else right. But there's a new form of bait and switch. Now that i noticed like people will say i. You know they'll say. I have sold this company this company and this company this company all these things you know and i can get you the same thing as them and then when you actually talk to them right. What they're doing is they're selling you something completely different than what they're telling you that they're doing. I just had somebody who said i can get you. I can get you these high dollar coaching clients right and they started listening for me All these high these coaching clients that they quote unquote said that they got other coaches right so went to go question them further because i knew it was not real right and i said well let me put me in touch with them. Well all of a sudden they can't put me in touch with them right. Yes right. I said well let me talk to them and find out how they're you know how I can't do that with two bolts. Because you know that's the new bait and switch now is that we're seeing emails. We're seeing direct messages. That are telling people this is all wonderful things that we do but then we get there. It's not some wonderful. Yeah i mean. I had just yesterday. I went to join the seminar a summit meeting a lot. Good business leakers All over the emails free free free freight right you know. And then i go to sign up. And i can't click on free while they're trying to sell me a fifty dollar entrance fee right. So then i get access to these ten thousand dollars worth of papers and articles and it just kept scrolling pages and pages and pages and all it was forty seven dollars only forty seven dollars writing. What is that knowledge. And it was no place to click on free. So i actually had to bounce off it basically the same thing. It's it's amazing switch. They lured me in with the word free. But yet i couldn't click on it just didn't exist sent. You're right that that's completely all over the place to me just yesterday. My son got an email where somebody wanted. Small business wanted to get him a amazon thirty dollars gift certificate right if he did a five star ranking rating on their product. So he said that is an ethical. I said no. I said it could be ago if they said know his thirty dollars. Gift certificate rank in any way you wanna rank it right then. At least they were something to speak about. It could be a little bit of gray but it wasn't completely unethical It's all over. It's it's it's literally is happening everywhere. It's lowering its fade switch. It's it's the way it wasn't biblical times. It hasn't changed just vehicles different. So this is where. I'm paid thirty seven. You say something that. I think is absolutely brilliant. You say it's no longer. Let the buyer be where but let the seller beware. It is the seller's responsibility to be honest and transparent elaborate more on that. Yeah we kind of grew up with caviar into a latin term was. Let the buyer. Beware and you felt like you had to go. You had to know what was going on. It's not some salesperson. Was going to hurt you. So the selling ethically is builds. The ethical premise of the salesperson is the samsung versus responsibility to inform the buyer Through full disclosure through being honest through not slandering the competitor when the seller be wears than the buyer has the level trust and that said the improve the buy sell relationship. So that is the premise. The is about the book is about improving a cell's ability to be ethical s. Not saying a buyer has no responsibility. Nowadays people go into buy through amazon because so inexpensive but you might feel very comfortable going into a camera store and taking a salesperson. It's time to learn all the technical aspects with no intention of buying from that story. When i do that. I'm very upfront. Where i'm going into that store and i'm telling salesperson cameras store you know. I need to be relatively close to the price. I can buy it online. If your price can be relatively close and we'll pay you for your added provided service but mcintyre you thirty to forty percent more right so i'll bring it right up front so the The buyer also has to have concerned about the seller's time.
Were about to get a big glimpse into Disney Pluss future
"Has been having a huge year and the company is poised hold investor meeting on thursday. To preview with the service will look like in twenty twenty one so joe. what are you expecting. Yeah we're gonna get pretty much the the layout of where disney plus goes from here. That could mean a number of things but surely it's going to mean that we get a better sense of what programming is going to be coming to disney. Plus next year as well as how i think disney is going to kind of officialize the role that disney plus plays only in the pandemic in these extraordinary circumstances but even after the pandemic when Things have whenever that may be when things go back to semi normal the role that streaming generally is gonna play four disney's entire operation. Everything that it touches on. That's a good because it seems like over this last year that they've been making some moves to really position busy plus as the core It's really the future for this company. Yeah you know. That's one of the kind of question marks that we're going to be answering not weather streaming is important disney because they've said that they're going to realign television programming infrastructure around the idea that streaming is the primary focus Disney of course. Everyone knows it for movies in the marvel movies and stars and for parks but it also owns. Abc broadcast network of course disney channels espn. So we know that streaming is going to become the central programming tenant of how it approaches the content that it creates but we don't know is whether disney plus is going to be there numero uno primary focus considering that they also have espn plus and hulu as other streaming services in addition to streaming service india. And so i think this event has also been answered. The questions do do they continue to have three services that operate separately in the us. Do they wrap them all into one. And have you know a giant. Do they make it into more closely net bundles. we really don't know how they're going to be. Approaching streaming given that they have three services and have said that stream is going to be such a high priority. Going forward gotten and this year saw the launch of peacock discovery plus. Hbo max and of course the dearly departed qube. How did how does he plus or stand above this crowded field because for me seem like it was one of the clear winners this year. Nobody came close to disney. Plus i mean no. That's not only in this past year when there have been when there's been such a frequency of new services launching like even any services launch before disney plus no service has had as explosive a rollout as ni plus has and. There's a lot of reasons for that. And we can get into it but really at this point disney plus it at about one year since its launch it hits seventy three million subscribers. Now that's still a far cry away from netflix. Which is you know head and shoulders way ahead of everybody. At almost two hundred million subscribers will ride but the things to keep in mind our disney got to seventy three million in one ear and they also did it when other services that have been rolling out. Got to maybe eight million got to In the case of Be did so poorly that they shuttered could be shuttered in like six months. Seven months It's not it's not like you show up and watch a streaming service and you're guaranteed to just you know attract wasps and parades of people. It's really hard to do but disney has compared to anybody else that's launched a new streaming service. It's done leagues better than any anybody any other. That has come before. Normally i mean a lot of that has to do with the mandalorian. The buzzer baby. Yoda starwood a general marble is. It's other big franchises. And we've yet to see any real real program yet. We will come january one vision in terms of this investor event. We can we expect to see more out of one vision as well. Some of these other big mar marvel products coming down the pike. Yeah i mean. We don't know exactly what they're going to be showing but you can expect that we're going to get some something about one of which is coming up on january fifteenth. It's going to be released on disney. Plus i'm sure they're gonna want to show off footage from that to get people excited about it. We might have questions answered about when the other marvel original series. These are the movies like these are the shows like one division that are tightly-knit within the marvel cinematic universe the same actors that play characters in the movies are playing those characters on the series. And we still don't know when the falcon and winter soldier show is going to be coming. We don't want no win. The low key shows coming. There's a hawkeye show coming. And then there's a whole slate that goes even beyond that that we don't have any details on so in terms of just specifically marvel. I'm sure we're going to get a lot of updates on that. Were the other big story in streaming last week. Was when hbo max came out and dropped the bomb said all its warnermedia films in twenty one films like suicide squad in dune will drop on the service. Same day as theorist It's endemic related. So they're extraordinary circumstance surrounded. What do you think that means the industry. And how do you think dizzy I think that disney probably already had a game plan in place about what they're gonna do for their gigantic big budget. Tentpole movies next year The question is whether or not they adapt that plan based on the fact that a week before what that plan was going to be announced this thursday no matter what and the question is one week before that event when hbo and warner brothers announced that not only will they be releasing all their all their movies next year on streaming also gonna make it free with no extra cost on each hbo. Max so you don't have to pay for example with disney plus the structure. They kind of set out that they might do. Is there milan. Release when the live action. Updates and milan couldn't really be released in theaters in the traditional blockbuster style way They released it on disney plus the same day that it wasn't theaters but they charged an extra thirty dollar fee in order to stream it so it was available what's known as day that's win streaming home video and theatrical release are at the same time it was available day and date but you had to pay a lot more money to get it what disney has said. And what did you see. Yo- hinted is that they've learned a lot from that milan release and they expect to give us. Give everyone an update. On what what. They called premier access. What that's gonna look like going forward. Will that mean that. They'll continue to stick with this thirty dollars. Price point will that mean that they've they're going to release only their biggest biggest biggest movies with an extra fee. Or are they gonna follow suit from. Hbo and just say hey. We're not gonna make you charge a fee at all. We're going to put it on disney plus for everyone to watch as soon as available. We just don't know exactly those details. But i'm sure we're going to get some clarity about what expect with all these movies. That people are really missing. That three dollar from along was announced stirred up a controversy. A lot of the gut reaction was. Why am i paying three dollars on top of this attraction fee. But they've actually talked about this. Maybe you know more. But we got an indication. Powell moulana actually did that was actually a blueprint for success or Dollar seated scare people. This i mean this question. Touches on one of the frustrating elements about movies like milan or like a marvel movie going to streaming. And that's you know we. It's a black box in a way it's not entirely blackbox. But it's not like when a movie is in theaters. Those box office reports. You know you can't fudge You can't lie about them and he can't keep them secret either like it's just like out there. People know if a movie tanked or movie was a smash success because it's we have those metrics but when something goes straight to streaming we don't know we don't really know except for what disney has told us and i haven't told us anything specific about how in london they've general things that tech companies from the tech world. They'd like to say like we're very pleased with the response and delighted customers and blah blah blah blah blah. But that doesn't really tell us what their expectations were and whether or not milan exceeded expectations or failed to reach them. Not any native nice for for this thursday event if they're tuning or they're looking forward to seeing a flood of trailers or sneak peeks into these upcoming shows any advice for them or or warning. These things tend to be more investor. Focus at what. what are you expecting. Or what can these folks expect. Yeah it'll definitely be. It's an investor day and if passed is any precedent than it'll be a very long presentation. Maybe not as long as i don't know we're used to apple presentations with gone for like what feels like four years so it's going to be a long presentation but there will be designed for an audience of analysts investors and press And so it's not meant to be a consumer events that said even though there will be an emphasis on things like projections for Subscriber growth and like you know what is it are words that like normal people don't care about at all this is disney like show business is their business and they know how to impress people.
Moviegoing as we know it has changed forever
"Can't wait for the day. That i get to go back and enjoy a movie the way it was designed to be seen in a big beautiful theater but i fear that i'm in the minority because the movie theater experience is not going away but let's face it it will never be the same again now. You may have heard the news. That warner brothers studio. That changed hollywood forever with technology. Back in nineteen twenty nine when it invented talkies with the jazz singer announced that in twenty twenty one all of its new movies would play in theaters on streaming day and date. That is so huge. Now we're not talking minor films but major hundred million dollar plus sequels to wonder woman the matrix space jam and more warner's will debut the films on. Its new struggling. Hbo max streaming subscription service. Now theaters are upset. Obviously even though warner says it's a one time experiment due to the pandemic and the fact that most theaters are closed. One time experiment for ear. But let's face it while studios have been talking about doing something like this for decades. The genie is now out of the bottle. Disney took the first step in september with the release of mulan on disney plus and his following up in january with seoul. The latest animated film from pixar. Hbo max will have wonder woman nineteen eighty-four and christmas day a blockbuster that normally would only be seen i in theaters so clearly. Warner's is gonna lose a fortune by not having the theatrical boxoffice and putting all this films on hbo max but it has dreams of making the service the next net flicks which has nearly two hundred million subscribers and generated over six billion dollars in revenues and the most recent quarter warner's revenue at the same time was two point four billion as we've discussed here hbo. Max has had a really hard time finding traction with subscribers because it's not available on the most popular streaming platform roku will wonder woman the matrix and space jam. Change rokos minds will analysts. I've spoken to are so sure as roku is in the driving seat so cut to twenty twenty to the pandemic hopefully behind us in life as return to normal will major feature films debut day dayton and theaters and streaming. I think so consumers have fallen in love with the idea of not having to hire a babysitter jump into the car search for a parking spot and pay thirty dollars or more to sit in a dark room for two hours. Some of us will still do it like me but most of us will take a pass which is a real shame solution. We all need to go out and buy bigger. Tv sets right
Pilot Holiday Gift Ideas: The iPad
"Why don't we. Why don't we start at the top end of the price range and and i say that You know we we. I'm looking at my list here. And i have about ten things on here and Probably the most expensive thing and probably in my opinion The the most useful thing that we have on on the list here is an ipad You know we talked about paper vs plastic on previous podcast on whether The the way to go as paper charts or plastic chair or or electronic flight bag if you will and Obviously we go with the f. b. Which is that's that's that's the wave of the future Pad is necessary so there are lots of different options with ipads memory size Cellular cellular versus non cellular. And what i will say about. That is If you are looking to purchase an ipad you definitely want to buy one with cellular capability and the reason is an ipad with cellular capability has a gps chip built into it and That way as you're using your ipad In the airplane you'll have your position your position will always be displayed now. You you don't have to activate the The cellular service on the ipad. So you're not. You're not having to pay a monthly subscription to that but you definitely want to buy an ipad. That has the cellular capability. And it's usually another hundred and thirty dollars extra for that particular ipad in so i think i was confused even early on. I'm kind of tech guy the the value of that additional chip you really instead of buying a third party external card that would provide that. Gps information you're getting that built into the ipad. So if i don't have a gps source by chance than the ipad will give it to me and you don't ever have to turn on the sailor services what you're saying correct that's exactly right. And and the occasional time where you might be at an airport that's may be out in the middle of nowhere and you don't have wifi capability You can very simply Get cellular service. You're going to pay for it. You're going to have to put a credit card in it. You may have to commit to twenty dollars for a given month but it's always nice to have that backup. I do activate the cellular service on my ipad And I i don't use it a whole lot because most of the time i am on wi fi but there are where you're out Somewhere and you don't have wifi available and you you'll want to file a flight plan or or or or or whatever Check the weather. It is nice to have that ability. But again you don't have to activate it so you don't have to pay the monthly fee. And as i'm sure varies by carrier. But i think mine's ten dollars device so if you turn it on its ten dollars you can turn it on and off pretty frequently if you wanna twos. Well you're just going to be hit with that ten dollar so maybe you don't fly much in the winter turn it off. Turn it on the summertime It's great so let's talk about size and size so screen size and memory size probably a personal preference thing. I wish the there was almost something in between the mini and the the eleven incher. Right eleven inches. Just a little too big for the board pad for me. Kinda thing the minis great. I have an old mini. It's time to upgrade my new to the newer mini for sure Because it's running slow. But i like many in the cockpit and i carry my larger ipad. My fly bag is a backup Any thoughts or suggestions there. Yeah i i it it's definitely personal preference though. The one thing that i do like about them many is It is it does mount easily on the oak In in our one seventy two it fits right between the two Handles actually and it fits really nice on the yoke I'm not a mount it type person. I usually just keep the ipad in my lap. I've i've never really used kneeboard. I most of the applicants that i gave check rides to use knee boards and they use them very effectively. It's it's just something that Forty years ago. When i was learning to fly it just wasn't a part of the The norm for people using the board so It's just something. I never really adapted to but my i have the eleven inch. Ipad pro I think the super-duper ipad the twelve point nine inch or whatever it is. I think it's just a little bit too too big too bulky I said i kind of wish. There was one between the mini and the eleven inch because maybe about an I don't know a tween ipad with would be would be nice You know. I i do find that. The older people like the bigger ones. The younger people liked the smaller ones. And that probably has something to do with the vision but You know are obviously able to pinch out to make make the the things bigger I would say the with. The ipad mini To me reading text Isn't as as you know. I don't like it near as much As i do in my eleven inch ipad so it is a personal preference and just keep in mind I think most people are not going to buy an ipad and and dedicated strictly to aviation. You're going to use it for other things. You're gonna find all kinds of other uses for it if you don't have an ipad already but It's a great device And as far as the other size. It's you know the the memory. How much memory you have on your ipad is is Is something to look at. And of course the more memory the more expensive so there are economics involved in this
Black Friday countdown
"Graham weekend edition of talking tech and you know black. Friday starts on sunday earlier this year. you're not going to have to fight the crowds. Because they're not going to let them congregate outside due to the kobe crisis. The best deals are going to be online. However do not that great as always. There's some. I've gone through them. But what i wanna do today is give you the calendar of what to look for this week starting sunday at target. Okay target kicks off. Its sale sunday morning. Best deal found is you can get the new echo speaker from amazon for seventy dollars thirty dollars off from normal same price that amazon will be selling it for and you can get a tcl. Sixty five inch four k. T for two twenty nine which is normally four hundred dollars. Sunday as well best buy will kick off its online sale then with more online specials on thursday a mix of online and in-store specials on friday and more online only deals for saturday. Got it again big. Tv's a seventy five inch l. G. is six hundred and forty nine dollars down two hundred dollars while a fifty five inch. Tcl roku is one hundred ninety nine which they say is two hundred dollars off. It's really more like twenty five to thirty dollars off. Because i know i bought one for two and a quarter or says around there for around two and a quarter just a few months ago. Wednesday is when walmart will kick off its sale. They're a little bit more aggressive with doorbusters. Like a seventy inch video. Tv normally around seven hundred dollars now. Four hundred seventy dollars and seventy cents. The airpods pros normally two hundred dollars. You can get it for one. Seventy the apple watch series three edition which is an older watch currently sells for two hundred dollars. It'll be one. Nineteen and amazon is going to be doing discounts. all week. they're discounts looked pretty good. If you like amazon products the echoed fifty dollars. Well now it's on sale for twenty eight. The euro three pack of eero mesh routers normally to seventy nine now
Supreme Sells to VF Corp. Will it Sell Out?
"It's an entrepreneur's classic dilemma. Can we keep the culture that makes us unique and made a successful and still sell our company. Nowhere is this dilemma more stark. Then with underground street where companies supreme which recently announced that it selling to fashion conglomerate. Vhf corp you know. Vf the ten billion dollar company that owns nineteen brands including north face vans and timberland well in case she were doomed scrolling in miss the big news last week. Vf announced its deal to acquire supreme. For a couple billion dollars it's bs big acquisitions since it bought timberland and twenty eleven also for just over two billion dollars bloomberg reported. Now you've probably heard of supreme but just in case it's a streetwear company. It sells branded. T shirts hoodies hats and their fashion. Ain't cheap. The label launched with a single skateboard shop. In new york city in nineteen ninety-four the brainchild fashion designer. James jeb jeb. Lia will remain at the helm of the brand supreme at big by doing everything. Mass market brands don't do it. Amplified scarcity in a big way. Supreme spent almost nothing on marketing building. Up word of mouth instead. According to cnbc it opened brick and mortar stores. So slowly that. Today there are only twelve around the world and you couldn't just walk in to make a purchase. No the only way to get supreme. Fashion was to follow them on social media like a hawk waiting for them to announce random drops of merchandise. Today those drops our weekly getting a spot in line for the privilege of buying anything was intentionally almost impossible at the height of their popularity. Wannabe customers would camp out in tents or sleep on the street to get a spot in line. The next morning teens also commonly spent a couple of hundred dollars to purchase online bots that notified in the second clothing dropped but that notification guaranteed nothing products could be sold out in less than a minute that strategy in turn created hot resale market t shirts and hoodies that originally so for sixty to eighty dollars could fetch up to a thousand bucks on ebay and other resale sites. The supreme red and white brand became so magnetic that the company seemingly could sell just about anything by slapping the logo on it from kayaks to a pyrex measuring cup to a brick literally. You can still buy a supreme branded brick resale sites stock x. It'll set you back. One hundred and thirty dollars though according to cnbc and just for fun and unbranded brick currently cost sixty six cents. At lowe's the company also pursued its famous collapse strategy. Working in tandem with the f. Corpse vans timberland. North face to create supreme branded footwear and apparel partners included designers like gucci and louis vuitton even colgate toothpaste has a partnership with supreme for vf. The deal signals a strategic. Step forward in what it is called a transformation plan in recent years. Bef has begun. Divesting less edgy products. Like work. where it's off wrangler into its own company and is building on its prowess in athletic streetwear. Its stock price surged on the supreme announcement. Its biggest gain in more than thirty years according to bloomberg. But here's the really big question. Can supreme keep expanding by making its products. Hard to get under the umbrella of a fortune five hundred company with its eye on global growth. Bfce's the street where market is a fifty billion dollar opportunity. Supreme reportedly earned half a billion in revenues last year the f. plans to add new supreme stores around the world. The new york times asked kent supreme. Stay cool while going corporate seemingly. The answer is yes. After all one of the country's biggest private equity firms the carlyle group bought about half of supreme for five hundred million dollars in two thousand seventeen that deal prompted the same kinds of questions about authenticity but supreme continued to grow. Not everyone sees a smooth path forward. However matt powell is a senior industry advisory at retail consultancy npd group. He told the website high snow by the streetwear market is based on scarcity scarcity and growth are oppositional. Oh and one other challenge ahead for vs. It'll continue to allow supreme to do its famous collapse with partners outside the f- like for instance the f. rivals levi's and nike from the outside. That looks like letting your new spouse still collab- with other partners does it. Not and of course we all know how well that can work out in the end. Success will rest on whether the acquisition will juice revenues and profits for both partners. The f. is confident that supreme can become a billion dollar brand. If that is supreme can hang onto the cool rebellious image it's cultivated since his unassuming launch or than twenty five years ago
Cut the cord for $10? It can be done
"Cutting the cord used to be a great way to cable TV and save lots and lots of money. Then the big companies jumped in and muck it up. In two, thousand, seventeen youtube came in with a sweet offer most of your favorite cable TV channels, no equipment rental contracts it just thirty five dollars monthly since pretty great right? Well, that didn't last long in two, twenty, twenty, the platform raised its rates to sixty five dollars monthly. So this week when t mobile said it too had a cutting the cord package for ten dollars a month while I was all ears. The plus if you like channels like AMC HALLMARK MTV Nickelodeon, you'll love T. mobile's vibe offering because that's all it costs one Alexander Hamilton. But if you want Dvr they'll cost you an extra five dollars monthly and if he can't live without sports news and some local channels like NBC, ABC and Fox that's forty dollars monthly Oh, and you need to be a subscriber to t mobile sprint for rising in a t and t customers are not eligible. The point is that t mobile is come closer to the great dream of Ala Carte TV which customers have been dreaming of yours why do I need to subscribe to a bloated cable TV bundle with all those channels that I don't want? So how does it compare to the rivals? Let's take a closer look Filo. This streaming service that specializes in entertainment sand sports and news had been the lowest price of the Cable TV alternatives at twenty dollars monthly it offers twice the number of channels is vibe with channels like discovery, a an animal planet that you won't see with T. Mobile and no charge for dvr. Sling rates start at thirty dollars monthly but signing up can be confusing. With some channels offered in a blue package, which includes CNN Anne and others and orange ESPN for thirty dollars monthly plus five dollars for Dvr service from there you've got at and T. now in Hulu with live TV at fifty five dollars monthly or Youtube TV and Fubo, which specializes in sports at sixty five dollars monthly meanwhile that more expensive t vision from. T.. Mobile, which sells for forty dollars does include NBC ABC and Fox local channels. No CBS. That's one more network than is available with sling, which only has the local NBC and Fox Channels, and unlike sling t vision bundles all the sports and news into one package. Meanwhile speaking of cutting the cord have you heard that Netflix's also planning to raise its rates? The most popular plan which leads subscribers watch in high Def on two screens at the same time has increased by a dollar to fourteen bucks up from twelve ninety, nine monthly for new subscribers while the premium plan which a sixteen dollars which lets you watch up the forest green's with ultra eighty will now cost eighteen dollars time to cut this court to
Apple earnings grow even in coronavirus pandemic
"A normal year, it was a bad quarter for apple. You heard that earlier when Sarah was summarizing all the the big tech earnings profit down seven percent over last year iphone revenue down twenty one percent but for a corona virus quarter. It was received well, revenue overall for apple was up one percent and acknowledgement that the new iphone didn't come along in this quarter like usual meant that people are like, okay. They normally have an iphone in at least for part of the quarter and they didn't this year that's GonNa make a difference. This I think is also an early look at what life will be like in a world where phone sales just flat out. Where people just aren't really buying phones all the time similar to what we do with laptops and tablets now. Apple will be able to occasionally pick up the slack with occasionally peaks of it's already flattened product lines. We have examples here ipod revenue was up forty six percent Mac sales up twenty eight percent though sales are a little juiced by lockdown needs more people needed laptops and tablets than usual, and they won't always be there. But Services is what apple says is its future and lockdown juice or not services picked up big time for falling iphone revenue twenty one percent down revenue in iphone should have been a disaster, but they were up one percent overall. Why is that well in part? It was services revenue being up sixteen point three percent. They made fourteen point, five billion dollars on services that made it the number two revenue generator for apple to the Iphone, which was twenty six point four billion services recorded an all time high of five hundred eighty five million paid subscriptions growing by one hundred, thirty, five, million year-over-year on track to reach six, hundred, million by the end of twenty twenty. There was some bad news in here though China was not good news net sales grew year-over-year in every market except China. China revenue for Apple fell from eleven point one, three, four, billion to seven, point, nine, four, six, billion. But Services is the future. A whole lot on services in China because it's harder to do services in China and apple just launched its apple one subscription plan which bundles it subscriptions, and a monthly prices from ten dollars to thirty dollars a month they got three tiers in there, and that's going to bring in more subscribers as well and get people to pay a little more money. And they're not done their CEO Tim Cook on the earnings called. This year has a few more exciting things in store which I want to make. It means apple silicon. CAN'T TAKE IT MR Cooke I've had enough. So a few things here, Tom, you said ipod. IPAD but IPAD revenue is forty six percent anish epoch, right? Yeah. I. Know You're. Very. Yeah I revenue generating kissing. Confuse anybody I had revenue being up forty six percent Mac sales up twenty, eight percent. Both of those are like, okay. People are at home. There that well, first of all, there wasn't a phone to buy but even if there was like. Yeah I'd like we got a you know, let's let's think about how we make the most of our current situation because most people are hanging out at home much more than they had in the past that. Makes Sense to me. The numbers are pretty impressive though but I think that you bring up a good point about the phone sales flattening out flooding out, and let's take the pandemic step even out of the equation you just you're going to get to a point like you said with laptops and tablets where enough people who want them have them and they're only gonNA buy a new one if something goes. Wrong or you know three to four years go by and you'RE GONNA get slow in sales on that kind of model yet. I, think that is definitely the case when it comes to phones. If you think about you know smartphones, they've been around for a long time, but they really haven't been around for that long and when he first came out every year or every other year, which is more. People generally upgraded their phone. Every couple of years will you would get a new compared to what came out two years before wasn't Bajic. And, probably, for the last three or four devices that just hasn't been the case now that they absolutely are putting their, you know their toe into the camera, but the cameras are getting so advanced that people just aren't using net. Into really into photography it's like you know a lot of photographers are still going to get their DSL ours their meritless cameras and all that kind of stuff. So now your phone is just something that well, when I need a new one, I'll get one
"thirty dollars" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Thirty dollars is it because you wanted to Canada because I bought in Canada that's the only difference insulin is cheaper in Canada primarily because the country has public health care so the government to go sheets pricing with drug companies and caps prices in the United States and drug makers negotiate individually with private insurance companies and the uninsured a list price about seven and a half million Americans rely on insulin to stay alive the drug is largely supplied by three companies who all offer patient assistance programs in a statement no one orders told CBS news we recognize that our healthcare system is broken the added we know more must be done to ensure insulin affordability and we are committed to being part of the solution but some states are taking their own steps to lower the cost Florida passed a law that would allow large batches of drugs to be legally imported from Canada into the state and Colorado capped insulin because at a hundred dollars per monthly supply is this a Democrat Republican situation there's a Republican toward Alex there's Democrats who are diabetic and all of us struggle to forty one to me this is a human rights issue Nystrom says she's lucky to be able to make the trip many people couldn't afford to miss work coming to Canada is not a long term solution coming to Canada as putting a bandaid on a gunshot wound for CBS this morning media VLDL London Ontario Canada W. W. news time one twenty four will take a look at your money at the Bloomberg business to us coming up next your eye and health.
"thirty dollars" Discussed on The Attentionist
"That are inexpensive. I been like thirty dollars worth for like two or three products three products. I am going my promise to you. I'm going to make the wires that right now in one corner of the room, they run wild. And there is a power strip. Slash fomenting loops of a variety of cords and cables and wires. It is an eyesore. Like a giant eyesore? For anyone that has any interest in a kind of calmness to one's living space. So I'm I'm confessing unpromising the same time. No more. We'll see if I can turn the corner on this. I should do it before. And after of this wires relation. I have arrived in my work environ-. And I'm excited about today. This weekend. I will go to a very delightful ball. It's actually like, I think it's more. It's actually more of an after party than ball. But it's also a bowl at the symphony the ballet ball and. I think I can fit into the tux that I own not too often that, but I I I definitely the first the first part of the was just checking to make sure I know where the tux is. And then it's clean check check. And then I'm looking forward to the ball that's tomorrow night. And I'm sure there's some good commentary there. It'd be fun to comment on perhaps I can do this. I've been to this before. And it does not display. Cheers..
"thirty dollars" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
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"thirty dollars" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
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"thirty dollars" Discussed on KOMO
"Years twice for thirty dollars tabs we bought ourselves about a decade of lower car tabs but recent years state local governments especially found transit radically increased our taxes this time he's pushing an initiative to the legislature which means he has until the end of the year to get the more than one hundred and fifty thousand signatures he still needs a reduction in car tab fees would most dramatically hit sound transit and at a time when they have major expansion projects throughout the region we've reached out to king county executive dow constantine a member of the sound transit board but have not heard back jeff pohjola komo news the city of seattle says no to a two hundred fifty thousand dollar claim filed by the jewish cemetery board komo's lamonica peter's reports the board believes the city should pay for damages to the property caused by homeless people in that area stadium seattle says it won't pay and this is how it responded to the jewish cemetery boards claim for damages under the public duty doctrine this city is general really not liable for the criminal acts of third parties that you identify based on the city's understanding of the facts none of the exceptions to the public duty doctrine apply here but after years of cleaning up trash needles and vandalism the jewish cemetery board says the city should do more to put a stop to it they're also coming in here at night to hang out they throw their garbage over the fence they throw their waste over the fence they're running drugs out of there they're doing drug deals here there's prostitution going on here hoffman also says he requested that the parking hours near the cemetery be changed back in may council member deborah warez agreed to the request in a letter but the signs are still the same we to change this whole block here to to our parking now that their claim has been denied by the city hoffmann says they may file a class action lawsuit we know there's other cemeteries i've been contacted by them this other organizations businesses there's other personal residences that have all been affected by this and can prove the city's letter also said that they're working to address the homeless crisis but clearly this is an issue that won't be solved overnight in north seattle lamonica peter's komo news komo news time eight ten bottom of the third at safeco field right now the colorado rockies lead the mariners three to nothing with more proof winning equals job security at least most of the time here's tom glasgow well with his team playing terrific baseball this season mariners general manager jerry dipoto gets a multi year contract extension to stay in his role dipoto surly very happy with the way his team is playing and what they have meant to his success and the city we have now put twenty five players in place who i believe trust the manager trust the general manager trust the organization around them and to your question trust is a big word i hopefully we've earned that with our players and we're starting to earn that with our terrific matchup today between belgium and brazil in the the world cup.
"thirty dollars" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
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"thirty dollars" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii
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"thirty dollars" Discussed on KOMO
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"thirty dollars" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show
"I found out i had good of heroin is the cheap one and derailment how much are outsie pills oh my god they're like 30 apart why um um i was like working so hard and then and my roommate couldn't figure out is a you're not paying rent ever what's happening in those like oh it's it's of groceries with thirty dollars while i just got down at when i had my tumor removed they should ask for accede mm dollar a milligram so it depends on the milligram baia how many milligrams a day by the time you needed some help well by the time you super needed hell by the time you god help habitat melissa physically addicted i would say oh sixty to ninety day pills milligrams god now pell three pills a day so it doesn't sound like a lot at doesn't but but like if i w thirty milligrams taught like you you take like they're in a perk in one purpose of there's like five okay so so that is like taking six pills mmhmm so who would that be given to like how much pain would you need to have to be prescribed dia oh i mean nowadays they guinea to be coming off heroin louis or light yeah here rates for heroin addiction i don't like hospital the not quite hospice i guess boat while i mean big surgery like if you are a horse than something happen if i was a horse showed that would have been like i wouldn't have had a prop okay motema find they would never give you this much how hard was it to get off of its heart it was really hard for a few days because there was like loose nations inning i really say what with you see wolf later on throw up.
"thirty dollars" Discussed on X96
"Two hundred and thirty dollars for the more breakfast friendly order but apparently he was a still sat well as not i same thing he later asked for a full refund for the two hundred big macs and two hundred large orders of fries ono heat foot he and two hundred big macs into a which he'd never ort he was clearly not in his right mind was hush like as he vegan what's he ask and for all that mr olsson who uh uh yawn ron i'm attending alcoholics anonymous he he was banned from driving through the drive through at mcdonald's for nine months boehner candidate number one picture up yeah on now i'm curious you're just in general i wonder if you just showed up at a mcdonald's and said i need to hundred big macs would they be able to do that uh and how long would it take uh they would i think they would uh i'm a i'm under the impression that they would try to fulfill your order now they might say we can do that but it will take us as amount of time will you please comeback amac an hour in an answer those one and we can i think they if a if they could do that i wonder i think going in and try it no i mean i get the milli with two hundred behind mighty an interesting experiment how much would two hundred big macs her or go to burger king or wherever yeah whatever you want i mean i know they've got that system down you know they can they can bring up a big mac and nothing fly work the drive through at the end of down there at the uh traverse mountain mcdonald's those people are great it is so automated back there the drinks they're just wake on a conveyor belt and when the order is pushed on the roma what dogs i call it a cash register screened the screen when the two ordertaker push islamist greet the brakes pop its it just allies swan economy comes up it's amazing is just a maze all right all right we'll get to the news we got boehner candidate number three coming up in just a minute uh that is uh what's the worst name i can give my wifi it's a good with them but news now is brought to you by pastor games they have the best selection of the latest board games magic the gathering you the dragons and more it's a great place to stay in play remember hastert has it located at sixty eight thirty one south state and online at hastert games.
"thirty dollars" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Hundred thirty dollars to win a hundred that makes them the largest favorite in the history of the wildcard game which dates back as an and twelve so booker you at this idea that you brought up this morning gifts that you think they're homefield advantage should mean more with it better record should mean more and a onegame playoff scenario then just home field the he's at a sixgame better records that you believe the twin should have to win an extra game i think when you look at the situation is an unfair advantage if you the better team year yeah they give you home field but when you've been the better team all year you should get an advantage and only have to win one game however if you the twins you the worst team only should you go on the road but you should have to win two games i don't like the idea of a onegame winnertakeall while car situation especially for the yankees because the one thing about these yankees especially with joe girardi managing joe girardi gets a little tight and little nervous in somebody's big games he's got to get one of the best pitchers in baseball tonight and not to get to base bali right here but it'll be very very key how does joe girardi handle me tonight because i think he's probably third fourth fifth best pitcher in baseball somewhere near depending on how you look at his stuff is outstanding slaughtered change past policy electric let him pitch they should have an advantage tonight not just a one game series in the book you down they should be able to say you know what we have the luxury says we were the better team we can have two games to win one if you the twins unique two games to win two hashtag too far tuesday for me and we're gonna come up against the end the hour here so we'll talk about this off the top i do like the idea of increasing the advantage to me that would be going a little bit too far personally i have a love hate relationship with his second wild card and i've i've talked about it over the years both with bud n with manfred and we'll do that as we continue much harder to go as we roll on just getting started on a tuesday mike.
"thirty dollars" Discussed on We Can Talk About
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"thirty dollars" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"The thirty dollars it seems to me is that much to have a more comfortable seat the coach plus seats are not first class but not there's more leg roman for someone of my size in my leg legs i certainly would do it if i was in coach the point that i making your about the early if every seat in every plane was like that we would have no complaints about this but people would then be paying way more to fly on these planes the reason why only four or five rows of the coach plus and the remaining twenty two are not is most people are not willing to pay even a little bit of extra body for a significant improvement in service oh yeah if there has been saying the problem is because of the flying public at its attitudes of not wanting it on your talked with some of the planes heart some planes load even have any business class added why would an airline not have those businessclass seats on their if there was a demand for them in the answer is there is it enough demand even put them on some flights they they have this down to a science they know exactly you know where the demand and where the price meet and that's why and i wish there were more people looking for the coach blessed more business grandkids that's the kind of thing is i hate pa jammed in like that so i get why people are frustrated but for the people that it it it's just the situation which the market is spoken in the bracket says give me cheap chief cheap cheap and i'll bitch pitch pitch pitched pitch but don't ask me to pay to make it better better better exactly yet that just described the entire situation eight 94 southbound at the hale interchange an excellent like a cleaned up version of scaramucci there did not happen in other words oh you could put though him ahead days and he's fired while was that anybody glad is anybody sad to see him go now paul you sad to see him go no i i mean other than i thought he will and i said when he was hired i thought this is an excellent selection well so much hamas i said oh that he was doing well i.
"thirty dollars" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
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