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Fresh update on "verizon" discussed on The Vergecast
"Your house and that's that's the value of your phone. Okay sure there's no bargain here happening. Well it's also going to be interesting because the trade ends. You usually have to ma- like you have to either go into the store to physically traded then or most people are going to buy it at home and then you have to mail it in like with verizon and mail it end before you get traded. How last time. I totally forgot to do it up. Like having to pay a bunch of extra money. I traded my wife's funding eighteen. This time twelve pro. They just never sent me the label for hurled fund. They never charged me like. I don't think they care they were just like you got a new phone. The and i don't have like a healthy relationship with eighteen. I don't think they're going to be meeting. We're just paying about the nose. I think there were like fine. We should made it up for you over the past fifteen but i think they just want people to get them you phones. I think more importantly they want you on two years of payments. The worst thing that can happen a new carrier even in our time of lou competition. Is that you chernoff and go to another carrier like that. That's the their saturated. There are no more people in america for them. Too so wireless service to so they are totally saturated trying to lock you in. That's why all the prices are kind of the same except for t. Mobile which is creeping up there and i think apple managed to boost sales by doing aggressive carrier. Teals not just in this country but around the world. And i think they're just going to continue doing that for forever until another challenger brand comes along and says hey we're not going to price phone discounts or phone rebates or trade in rebates into the price of our service. Because there's no way they're losing money on these deals right so neil what you're saying. Is that the solution. Is problem is a challenger brand which would be competition so we should not expect a solution. I mean there's there's project genesis baby. It's on any day now but your point about ledger is correct. What he correctly deduced was that if he could make the pricing clearer and more transparent. Unbundle the phone from the service plan people would realize. Oh t. mobile has cheaper service and the price of the phone. Because he was he was they were doing aggressive. Trade ins on phones because they were gonna to make share so he lowered the margin a t. mobile sold the service for cheaper and just dealt with the phone churn. He was of course doing this. While the transition lt was happening so a lot of people are interested in trading their phones and very quickly sprint. Eighteen is in all unbundled the price of the phone from the service so they can compete on service price from people like appeared to really care about. We're down to three carriers. The phone price of the phone is getting bundled back into something. I don't know what it is. That's the problem. You don't know what it is like. Is it getting bundled into your monthly service. Plan with the carrier is getting bundled into. I don't know the your apple. One subscription is there. Is there money changing because like you go to verizon or at and you sign up and all of a sudden you accidentally have subscriptions to like three streaming video services without even trying it just like they. Just throw it at you. I haven't paid for hulu in years. Yeah whoa who do you have verizon. Great disney plus hulu. And also i think a bunch of apple services get his. Hbo max snow good semi tv on fire. Every time i open but yeah like there's still a price on the phone and like we still can use that to sort of judge of how much the phone costs. But after that the amount of money you get back from your trade-in or your monthly service cost is or if you decide to do a yearly. Get your phone or cycle plan. Or whatever the transparency and all of that stuff after that main sticker price that we look at is like got away. I just i have no idea how much anything costs anymore. Except if you decide to buy something flat out mocked can. I say one more thing that team. Oh she's very funny and then we should take a breaking talk with the other stuff so we. We mentioned that apple's outselling everybody appear to not only survive with thrived pandemic with aggressive discount programs etcetera etcetera team. We'll see it does it and event this week and he was like samsung has really fallen behind the eight ball. Relative to other. oem's on global supply chain. And then he was like a majority of t. Mobile customers are very significant. Samsung lovers. Oh all they want. Is the galaxy note. Samsung discontinued it. Well or whatever they did with it. Yeah they hiatus it forever and now like team will sit down because there's a lot of unhappy like samsung fans wanted a new note in an to get one from Mobile because samsung. What were you talking about earlier about talking to certain execs and being able to tell. Yeah i this is only reported. I i couldn't. It wasn't yeah. Reading is his cadence of his voice or his body language. I'm saying you up to an executive like regular people care about five g. And they all get that look in their eyes.
Fresh update on "verizon" discussed on The CultCast - Cult of Mac
"I think maybe the variable refresh rate has something to do with that because because now they slow the screen down speed it up which can impact the battery life. So if you if you're someone that's streams video or watches a lot of youtube on your phone like i do. Then this is actually eight. Ev really powerful feature for you. Because you get to use your phone for long without without completely draining your battery. In fact i think the youtube app is the most i'm constantly streaming videos and they just added the ability to do picture picture from the youtube app. You have to go into your settings to turn that on and you have to be a youtube premium subscriber to even use it. But it's really cool because now when you swipe up when you're looking at the youtube app the video just pops out and then you can float around on your phone or swipe it over and just listen to the audio. It's it's really cool so now you'll be able to do that. Drastically improved battery life so once again you've made the case for the perot over the regular. I'm not essays lord some cool features in here. I think that the features that they've added are are all useful. I just don't think as a whole they are overwhelming in any way this same debate we have every single year. Every every i one is incremental. But it's not revolutionary. Every single year. We have the signed by. I particularly evolutionary mean in years past. I don't feel like it's been this much of a minus it's like it's like an asset great. Isn't it really this. Is molly s sub-grade. A you know a a new generation like the you know what do you call it like What's it called points upgrade or what about. Oh and so you know. I bet you with the increased. You know i mean a. It has a fast ship last year but the the pro has that extra. Gp core right and promotion. I bet you you're going to be able to actually feel the difference between these. These two phones like it's going to be noticeable this one. The pro is going to be faster more responsive and just kind of feel sluggish. I bet you. I you know i haven't seen any of them obviously but But if you have one in one hand and one or the other of course you wouldn't have a hand to tap the screen but I mean people with three four arms. But i've got to set them on the table and go like this. I bet i bet it'll be noticeable. I i'm just saying. I bet you it'll be noticeable because i remember when the ipad pro. I added that promotion. It was like whoa difference. There's a difference yeah. I think that the adaptive refresh and the promotion screen will will be really cool. I have promotion on my ipad pro. And i don't really feel like it's noticeable to be honest with you although i don't know if the that promotion screen is adaptive like this one can take the refresh rate down to ten hurts and then and then boosted up to one hundred sixty two thousand eight hundred twenty. Excuse me and so it can refresh on the fly so some content fast and some continents slow so it might be a little bit more advanced. But i don't really notice it on my ipad and i think it might be a cool feature. I just kind of wonder how many people will actually notice it in everyday use it will be one of those things that kind of fades the background. Pretty fit pretty fast. One of those things that you don't notice right. I mean you don't notice that everything works a little better because you don't have the crappier one right crabby. I'm sure by no means or any of these gonna be crappy. But you know what i'm saying. I bet you i got you. It's going to be more of a noticeable difference than you would think so. So let me just take a moment to to recap where we're at so iphone thirteen same performance except for gpu not as good in gp performance. So you get an extra core of an extra gp core for the for the pro. The we'll talk about this here in a second but the five jesus the same. The pro gets better battery life. One point five hours two point five hours depending on if you get the pro. The pro amax. They both have the same reduction in notch size and they have slightly different designs. Ones glossy ones matt. The pro having met back and the regular iphone glossy back and then the pros are brighter thousand versus the iphone. Thirteen's eight hundred. Nits so that's where we're at right now. And let's see here where we're going next five g you kind of already mentioned this. Lewis even talked about five g. Biddy i mean you know same five g. connectivity and i mean really i. It's kind of the same ad. I i don't even know how much difference five g. makes i mean i'm still every time i use it. It's still slower than lt in my but Which is crazy. I did look at the map and verizon has built out the places where they have that faster stuff. A lot in san francisco over the past year. I guess but i forget how much so the a wifi it's always washer so you don't have to worry apparently the whole like like if you go and look at apple's website i mean they have you know all the different bands of you know five g. don't and it varies by country and i mean it's basically it's so complicated like there's not really any point and discuss it near as i can tell we'll this. This country has the in sixty two and this one has insecure. Three and check with your carrier has so basically you know when you're ready to buy a phone go. Click and check with your carrier carry..
Fresh "verizon" from NPR Politics Podcast
"Well you know that these lent these pieces of legislation that are making their ways to the courts start at the state legislature and so a way to ensure that these are issues that are that are being That these rights are being protected is to make sure that the emily's list continues to end all of us really continue to pay attention to the legislature and who we're electing At the state and local level yes. The federal government is important and Whether it's the end the attacks on our rights the the rights to to make decisions about our body the attacks on our voting rights that is happening with governors and state legislators and so emily's list specifically is going to be focused on engaging in investing the resources To to win at the state and local level so that these are cases that don't wind their way to the courts. All right. we're gonna take a quick break and when we get back we're going to talk about some of the biggest criticisms facing emily's list support for npr in the following message come from verizon director of corporate social responsibility. alex avello shares. How verizon is helping schools bring technology into the classroom and working to move the world forward for all. We wanted to ensure that students and teachers have access to innovative learning tools and the proper training to successfully integrate them into the classroom whether that be in person or in a hybrid setting to learn more. Go to citizen verizon dot com. That's a lot gone podcast. Famously studies inquiry lizzy whereas told america latina. It may go. I'm okay ask us when a specimen by sorta recycling polo columbia no brasileiro who our own solo. Patil de mu domus. Stoler smartest dorsey. The and we're back. There has been some criticism of emily's list of that they haven't done enough to support women of color and at times there has been a bit of a divide really where black women in particular But but women of color overall have felt like they've been left out of organizations like emily's list and that these organizations have focused more on white women. You know just being frank about it. I appreciate the frankness. I appreciate the criticism and it is true that we that all organizations can do better. I have only been a black woman for forty two years that i have been on this earth it so i know that there are real difficulties in and challenges in being a black women who is who has the courage to put ourselves up for consideration for public office and and frankly experiencing daily criticism While doing it. I accept the criticism. I also accept the challenge that the organization has done Not well enough To have our women candidates and women candidates of color feel like emily's list is a home for them and look under my leadership. One of the things that that i feel like is critical is that everyone feels like witless is their political home. And that's what we're going to be committed to do what many people may not know that you were a senior strategist on then candidate kamla harris's campaign before she joined the by ticket before she became vice president and that is very closely tied to the work. That you'll be doing with emily's list. So i am personally curious. What did that experience. Teach you about women and power women in politics. The work that you're setting out to do what. I was able to see in any number of the racism which i supported her in particularly as a senior advisor in her run for president. is the sheer magnitude of misinformation and disinformation happens online. The attacks of her about her in particular were quite ferocious. Oceanus in describing. Her character Her race In in other areas of of who she was as a person and so what it taught me in terms of my preparation preparing me for this role at emily's list is the. We can't ignore the disinformation that exists out there We can't we should not Strategically we should not want to amplify it at the same time. We've got to be able to tell. Voters who are candidates are and and tell them who they are. Early calmly peres as a black woman. The attacks on her. I'm not not saying that. Obviously any vice president will be criticized but there are very specific attacks on her as a woman and certainly as a black woman. And even you saw this with stacey. Abrams questions about qualifications. Questions about like there's a very real thing that comes with black women where they are questioned on their substance their womanhood in all of these other Nat really nasty ways. As you're talking about. I guess part of it is. How do you overcome built in racism. I mean which is a fact. Look built them. Racism is is a fact and to say that we're going to overcome it in an electoral campaign. I think is Wishful what. I think we we have to do with. Our candidates is again. Make sure that they're trained and equipped to push through the those kinds of attacks. Look stacey abrams another great example of of those kinds of nasty attacks and they used what they thought would be a winning issue winning divisive issue and the fact that she had filed for bankruptcy in support of her family and and knows this would have financial issues in what strategically smart being that she did in her campaign was to make sure that she that is yes that is who she is an yes. That is also the story of many other. Georgians is also the story of many other Working families who had to make those kinds of choices in order to be able to provide for our families and do the things that that are necessary. And so that's tactically strategically campaigns. That that i think is how we push through and those attacks yes. They come fast in in in nasty at women and black women in particular And and making sure that we run smart campaigns that we do the work that we engage authen authentically with voters. Those are the ways in which i've seen Black women in particular. Overcome those kinds of challenges and mb successful whether it stacey abrams vice president harris. Were you know supervisor. Holly mitchell in la black women who've seen those attacks who engaged authentically And and went on to be incredibly successful. I we're going to have to leave at their lonzo butler. Thank you so much for joining us on the podcast today. Thank you all for having me. Thanks to your your listeners. And and i look forward to being able to talk with you. All again are right. That's a wrap for today. We will be back in your feets. Tomorrow i'm asia. I covered the.
Fresh update on "verizon" discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show
"Rising and mask shaming and vac shaming that is growing in the country now. I think it's in part because one people are at least paying attention is seeing that their belief that all it takes is just people get the shot and that it's all going to go away How many shots for how long at what efficacy rate. But then beyond that. There's also the by administration giving quite a bit of licence to people to feel like you know what i should go around and be the vaccine police. I should be the one that points out. Where his papers. He's not allowed to eat here. I'm going to humiliate someone in front of their family. Because i'm biden voter who watch cnn. Here's joe isn't it amazing. How often they do sound like that. Were here is joe biden. Though who say something i mean he's mr. Just the facts folks just you no joke the facts in that sides and all that stuff. We got a problem. I won't to answer whether or not. He's correct here. Vaccine requirements work. I'm more companies. Are shooting them even at fox news require and i'm not being facetious when i say that but it's interesting that they've stepped forward and done that as well true buck. Yeah i was gonna say you're fox employees klay what's going on but biden why there he's probably misinformed. I don't think he was necessarily intentionally lying. Because i don't think he's smart enough to know a lot of the facts surrounding details. It's not true. There's no vaccine mandate fox. I go on fox news all the time. I'll be down in gainesville florida this weekend. Meet some people who are going to be there for the alabama. Florida game Shaken hands going around. All the bars doing live television. There's no mandate watts. People were vaccinated and again. If you wanna make that choice yourself you can. but i'm now vaccinated. And i go on news and fox sports and fox big fox network time because there is no vaccine mandate so joe biden spoke there incorrectly and spread a falsehood to to the entire country. That's an issue. I mean i. I would like him to get the facts correct if he's going to be walking around bludgeoning everybody as though they refused to listen to the science and they refused to to believe what's going on and be clay. Here's here's another another phone. I just feel like people should. this is a. there's a peer reviewed. Study out right now. Now by the peer review is always you know whatever but there's a real scientific study shedding of infectious ours cove to despite vaccination that is out and these are the kind of things people should should know about this article. Oh sorry has not yet been pre review a peer review but it is printed and. This is a a serious. This is from got cold spring harbor laboratory. It's got yale on. And all the rest immunize. A symptomatic people are spreading. Cove it all over the place at a statistically greater rate than the unimmunized. That's pretty big deal. That would be look. That's not buster. If that's lester finding would say that if you're vaccinated you're spreading virus more than the unvaccinated that would classify as a major deal also. This is a major deal. You could save up to eight hundred dollars a year for your family just by changing where you get your cell phone coverage you can continue to use the same phones. At and t. verizon t mobile phones you get to keep the exact same phone number but you're gonna pay way less right now. You get unlimited. Talk text and six gigs of data for just thirty dollars. A month by thirteen year old is on his own pure talk plan. They have been in my house. These are fantastic trustworthy. People that can save your family a bundle right now. Get your phone's dial pound two fifty and say pure talk and you'll say fifty percent off your first month. That's pound two five zero safe pure talk you'll get a one time autodial text message from pure talk.
Fresh update on "verizon" discussed on Clark Howard Show
"By the time you get to the counter at a less than exorbitant rate that you would be charged at the car rental counter itself that may or may not pay off for you. Because i have not seen if they will sell you insurance for a rental involving costa rica but it is very common in costa rica. The the insurance cost is far far higher than the actual cost of the car. Rental itself and this is from pollen massachusetts. I'm a t. mobile customer. I pay forty five dollars a month for unlimited service. When i heard kark say that mitt mobile was offering unlimited service for thirty dollars a month i immediately called t. mobile and asked if they would match that rate they reviews but offered a one time credit of thirty dollars off my next bill. I would prefer to stay with t. Mobile as i've been a customer for over twenty years but see no need to pay a higher price for the same service. Your thoughts or suggestions please. I'm very impressed. Paul that you netted out fifteen dollar monthly. Bill said the forty five you're paying. You're obviously a very loyal person that you've stayed with one cell phone carrier for over twenty years that's wild and so it's it's a hard leap for me to ask you to do this. But if you do the meant mobile and it works out well for you. Then you're saving a hundred and eighty dollars a year being with mobile and their unlimited plan versus being with t. mobile for the unlimited plan. You have with them and you always have the option of going back to someone else when it's not working for you anymore. But there is another alternative l. Suggest to you as well and that's visible visible is twenty five a month if you end up in one of those plans with other people other strangers and there's all kinds of message boards where people up with other people on visible and then they're paying twenty five dollars a month. Invisible is actually owned by verizon. You're on their network. You're on their plan and visible is.
"verizon" Discussed on Red Wing's Oil and Gas HSE Podcast
"Great connectivity. With lots and lots of capacity so you know during the super bowl 's go into these facilities these arenas these stadiums and build out massive distributed antenna systems and deploy these networks on another thing that we're doing is we're coupling that network with something called met mobile edge compute or multi access edge compute. So it's basically bringing the ability to have the cloud compute applications closer to the end users so now we can have a fan wearing an augmented reality set of glasses watching the football game. And you know just imagine as the quarterback drops back and he's looking down field. You might see on your screen on overlay. You're watching it real time through the glasses but the overlay might come up of a red zone or area where he's completed more passes than the other area you know and then you actually see him. Deliver the pass to a certain area so those kinds of things are really neat. I think it was not this past super bowl super bowl before. Don't quote me on the one hundred percents here. It was that one. But i'm pretty sure it was where we deployed meg in onside elta at a stadium and we had wide receivers with not during the game. Of course they had on virtual reality glasses and they were able to use the camera on the glasses to see you know just basically to be able to see through the camera. They are actually seeing an augmented reality. You know picture and they were able to throw and catch a pass real time. So what enables that is quick compute or low latency so if you have applications where you need really low latency verizon's also bring into the mix this of putting compute out there with the network so some of those types of experiences that were starting to deploy and develop in. You'll start to see very very soon in places like nfl football games. You can just imagine the benefits of doing something similar to that in the plant for a real time. Enterprise top of experience wow. That's very interesting. Will tony this has been very informative again. I appreciate you coming on. Shell will be sure. And include your linked in contact information in a show of so all the geeks out who were listening and understood. Half of what you said can contact you directly. Some of it was a little bit over my head but again thanks for coming on the show. I wanna thank everyone out there for listening and again i wanna remind you this podcast would not be possible if it were not for our sponsor anderson hauser. Please tell them. Thank you for sponsoring this show by going to our. Og an interest in hauser website which you can find the link to a show knows and register for monthly giveaway there you can also follow us on linked in and twitter and contact info you can find in.
From Computational to Cognitive Systems - Ryan Steelberg President of Vertione on AI Applications that Mine Unstructured Data - Voicebot Podcast Ep 222 - burst 06
"Big transition that we've been dealing with your in terms of ai. Machine learning is really transitioning from computational systems in decision making to cognitive right decision making out in insights so Baritone fact became a open platform. Call on an operating system for os. That is really good at ingesting. All different types of data then being able to use our suite of over four hundred fifty different cognitive engines and models to to be able to analyze interrogate and ultimately you know empower our business customers with you know the tools applications in unstructured data so they can advance their business. Why do you have so many machine learning models because every job it potentially warrants a different bespoke recipe of cognition. So if i say for example Where presented with australian english. Right you absolutely potentially want to use a different train model as to glowing. Wash 'em in saint louis true for like for example variances in near field or barfield audio right throwing one transcription engine Tire corpus of audio You're gonna get you will get varying results in. Our job is to be able to analyze the data sets in ben in effect programmatic find in orchestrate. The right hung recipe to get the best results and to be clear. I'll give you some examples. The best results is not always accuracy. Right if you're dealing with so much tonnage of data some projects that we work on. You know they're okay with eighty percent accuracy. Because it's it's there's so much volume. They have to meet a price point right. They can't wait ten dollars or fifteen dollars an hour of content process it so and that's in that thankfully that decision being kind of model agnostic in being able to normalize. The output of these different cognitive classes really was the cornerstones of verizon's
Ryan Steelberg President of Vertione on AI Applications That Mine Unstructured Data
"Ryan steele berg. Welcome to the voice about podcast. I am so excited to be here. I've listened to a ton of them. And i'm finally sank. I got the invite so appreciate awesome. I didn't know that you've been a listener before. I never assume that people have even heard of us now. I have you know i. It's anything that says voice in a i. I think it needs to be on the top of my research less. Oh no i'm. I'm thankful for you and another journalist really diving into this exciting category great. I think it's long overdue. That i have you on it and i think about the when i was first introduced verizon's several years ago. I thought of you sort of in the ad tech space Doing the quality assurance At performance Maybe doing some of the asset management pieces for people could go into their media their unstructured data media assets. Find the little bits that they really needed. Exploited them in new ways and so Over the last couple years you've totally transformed like i'm thinking back shortly after you were founded fourteen fifteen sixteen to seeing you guys early on but it's like an entirely different business now it has it's been somewhat similar to our previous companies where you know when you get to a point scale in one area you know at times an opportunity on flexible Presents itself right and you can either go after the bigger idea or you were talking about a pre show or hunker down and just try to own the small right that you're going after Dan this business thankfully Kind of organically presented a much bigger more dynamic opportunities for us and and obviously we've seen are kind of tripled down on that in river starting to reap the rewards for that
"verizon" Discussed on Anything But Idle
"That is usually sent through sms or a massive. It's just text. Then it's gonna go by sms of its. If it's going to be photo or video it's going to be sent over the ms protocol. Well google in the right perspective Decided that they wanted to bring all of the messaging platforms together under a more secure and a clear protocol and that was our see us. They've been working over the last few years to make that happen. There was another initiative of the c. C. m. i and I think april verizon went ahead and kind of just abandoned that effort trying to get together all of the various Communications carriers in that other platform and so now. Eighteen t t mobile and verizon in the united states have all determined that they will support the standard on android An in twenty twenty two. This means that you get end to end encrypted messaging you get chat based features like being able to emoji a message being able to type and see that the person is typing some other lightweight Features like that in the system. so i just. I'm really really excited to see us have secure communications. I mean that's the biggest part for me. Is that these communications between individuals. So that we don't have to worry about The the messages being sniffed at by Governments or otherwise. and so. that's the part that really speaks to me especially folks overseas and of course as we said before this is being supported by. Us telecom carries the three majors so we need obviously international telcos to now support the standard as well but this is the big move in the right direction except for the one big missing party all of this and do you wanna know who that is. That's of course apple So you know the way in which is see it and you can give some some thoughts here gustav because you are in the apple ecosystem. Apple has patch worked together. As i understand it apple messages. So what is i. Message is basically multiple different purchases and acquisitions and development over time and is a big holy mess and so they decided to put up this firewall so they have this firewall that they implemented to kind of shield. I messages from the various pieces of the puzzle. That are are problematic and so they have the choice of continuing the firewall or rewriting apple messages from the ground up and from my perspective. This would be a really great time to make that choice to rewrite apple messages from the ground up and support our cs and then make everybody a part of their blue bubbles so You know like where. Where do you come down on this agusto in terms of do you think apple will make make a choice in that direction. Not too too much opinion into it but What what are your..
5G Rollout in the U.S. Has Been Anything but Fast
"For years. Now we've been promised blazing fast speeds as next generation five g networks are rolled out the major carriers verizon. At and t. Mobile have all made five g a central part of their marketing campaigns. And they've pitched it as the foundation for a new era of technological innovation but in the us the rollout of those networks isn't living up to the hype. So what gives our puerto council has been looking into this and he joins me now. Hey jared thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me so just to put some numbers and figures to this picture. What is the state of five zero out in the us. We're the major carriers stand in comparison to the rest of the world. So the three major carriers verizon eighteen t and t mobile here in the us They all say they have nationwide five g coverage which means that you know the five g networks cover roughly two hundred million or so people while that is true. The five g that that that people it is really not materially different from the four g that they've they already have one number here here in the us. The average five g speed is about sixty seven megabits per second and south korea. It's three hundred sixty six megabits per second so pretty much six times that the speeds aren't you know anything to to shout home about yet. But they are improving and the carriers are building out their networks. So folks in the industry expects some of the building of equipment in towers and such to really kick up and twenty twenty two. And so we still saying. We're getting some progress but we still have a ways to
Should You Outsource Customer Support?
"Support and customer. Service is really the backbone of your company. It's how your customers will interact with your business whether they're asking for some support on how to use your product or service a billion corey or they're looking to upgrade. They're gonna most likely contact somebody on your support team to get that done so in a lot of ways. They're the gatekeepers. They're the front line soldiers of your team. Many people will go to a ppo company in just hire that service. they'll say. hey. I need customer support. I x amount of emails every day. Can you get somebody to take care of my support email or support chat or whatever it is or phone calls and based on your volume this company will like hey problem and they have a team of customer support agents that will take care of your support and your customers now. How does this work well. Most of these companies won't have a dedicated person. You probably can request but a lot of times the agents working on your business and with your customers will also help other businesses with their customers and from the customer's point of view. They're pretty much just talking to somebody. That represents your business. They don't know that. You're outsourcing it now very large companies do this like telecom companies like. At and t and verizon large companies like apple and microsoft and the reason why they do this is that they just can't hire that fast they can't find the talent because they need so many people when the iphone launches they literally thousands of queries a minute thousands of questions in their support bank in their support a portal so they really need as many people. They can't hire so many people at one shot so they go to a company like this. Now if you're a small company is there any advantage to this well a lot of times. It's cost effective especially on volumes of severe example. They say we will take care of all your customer support and they give you a flat fee now. of course you're still gonna need provide some training materials and Information about your product or service in the rules For your product and refunds. And all that kind of stuff. So that support agent knows how to answer those questions but at the end of the day they work for the company that you are paying not you directly
Verizon Sells Internet Trailblazers Yahoo and AOL for $5B
"Verizon is selling a couple of internet trail Blazers one was once the face of the internet but young who was overtaken by the likes of Google and Facebook another name being sold is a well you've got mail it was a dominant name during the internet's earliest days Verizon bought Yahoo and AOL about six years ago for nine billion dollars they're selling to Apollo management for five billion their attempts to jumpstart the brand's didn't work the ricin is refocusing on its wireless business I'm a Donahue
Verizon Sells Yahoo and AOL to Apollo for $5 Billion
"Been sold again, this time to a private equity firm. Verizon is selling its Verizon Media unit, which consists of those pioneering tech platforms that's going to Apollo global management for $5 billion Rise and says it will keep a 10% stake in the new company in the new company will be called Yahoo. Guess Prices,
Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Mobile Hotspots Sold to Schools
"Verizon is recalling two and a half million mobile hotspots following reports of overheating to minor injuries the consumer product safety commission says the lithium ion battery in the hot spots pose fire and burn hazards. The product was used by schools and sold by
Verizon Recalls Mobile Hotspots Sold to Schools, in Stores
"Verizon is recalling more than two million mobile hot spots they are called ellipsis jetpack four G. mobile hot spots they're used by schools and sold by stores the consumer product safety commission says the lithium ion battery in the hot spots can overheat and become a fire hazard Verizon says it received two reports of minor burns and six reports of fire damage to betting or flooring users can contact Verizon for refund or replacement parents whose children got the ellipsis jetpack can contact their school for a replacement I'm a Donahue
Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Hotspot Devices Due to Fire Hazard
"Verizon rises recalling two point five million hotspots it could overheat and cause burn or fire damage the consumer protection safety commission says the devices. Batteries are the source of the overheating. So it's the lipsius jet. Pack model hotspot e. l. i. p. s. i s. jetpack model models m. h. s. nine hundred dollars m h s nine hundred l. s. in the m. s. nine hundred l. p. p. were reported by franklin wireless corpuscle between april two thousand seventeen in march of this year. It's the round one. I don't have the wait a minute. Wait for the screen to catch up here. Come on there. We go It's it's around one. That's what it kind of looks like. It's not a square one. So they're going to recall one point three million of these devices which is Which is pretty crazy so anyway. If you've got one of these horizon hotspots. Please be aware of that recall effort. Get yourself a new one before burns your house down
Corporate Donations Under Scrutiny in Light of New Georgia Voting Restrictions
"I'm Julie Walker state legislators who have pushed for new restrictions on the right to vote have gotten more than fifty million in donations in recent years from corporations according to a new report by the government watchdog nonprofit public citizen AT&T gave the most eight hundred thousand other top givers include Comcast Philip Morris United health Walmart Verizon GM and visor the money may not have been given with voting laws in mind but it helps cement Republican control in state houses where many of the prohibitive measures are now moving forward with a push by activists were more corporate accountability it remains to be seen what effect this will now have last week coca Cola and delta spoke out against George's new voting law as unduly restrictive and MLB pulled the all star game out of Atlanta because of it I'm Julie Walker
New Verizon promotion offers discounts when swapping a broken phone for a 5G one
"Up to now? Victoria? Well, they have a new deal that suspiciously launches today, but they they are insisting that this is not related to April. Fool's, So it does sound a little too good to be true, especially if you have a useless broken phone that doesn't work anymore. Because Verizon's insisting that starting today customers can trade in an old cracked or water, damaged phone and get up to $1000 off a new five g phone like either the iPhone 12 or the Samsung Galaxy s 21. Now the promo does not extend to phones that have battery damaged because their safety concerns there with that. But other than that, if you have a phone that's just sitting around an old and broken there clearly telling you that if you especially if you are switching providers, and you go to Verizon from a different provider that they're going to give you a lot of money and credit for those broken phones so you can find out the value of your phone on Verizon's Web site. Or in any of the retail stores. But if you do plan to visit in person they you have to make an appointment because of covert, so eligibility requires upgrading or adding a new line or reporting a number, you know, bringing a number from a different different provider. So a few new they have a new lines and a new phone for a number of pardons or current customers. Porting the line from a different network. You got a $300 Verizon gift card for an iPhone trade in or a $200 gift card for an android phone. So if you're upgrading your phone, and you're already a customer, Verizon, you can still bring them a broken phone to trade in. They'll give you up to $440 in savings, and there's no limit to what I do for a current Is it for current customers are new customers. It's for both. You get more money if you're a new customer, but you will get some savings. If you are a current Verizon customer, and you have a broken phone or an old phone that doesn't work. So if you are, there's no limit to how many phones per account you can trade in, which is also kind of big and that's that's a big part of this deal, and it's limited
The Internet, From Space
"The internet. It's how we work. How go to school how we see friends and family but not everyone has a good connection. And that's where a few companies come in with a sort of modest proposal. What have we got our internet from outer space. Adam clark estes deputy editor at recode wrote about this and is here to talk about it. Hey adam so surprising thing in your story that a lot of people probably don't already is that a lot of listeners. Already get through internet via satellite. That's how we get wi fi on planes for instance. So why hasn't this taken off more. Broadly satellite internet has historically been just a little bit subpar. When you compare it to terrestrial wi fi you're down on planet earth. We have fiber optic cables which basically have limited bandwidth and to do satellite internet. You're basically beaming connection from the address. Drill network up to a satellite and back down and technology just hasn't been good enough To to get bandwidth to enough people so that it compares to terrestrial broadband internet you get from verizon or time warner but that's starting to change with a new satellite technology and what are called constellations of satellites and has the pandemic at all sort of raised the stakes for this work and made it more. Urgent less-urgent tell me about that. Dependent is absolutely accelerated development and especially investment in this technology just after the pandemic starting to became incredibly clear. That a lot of people don't have internet access and they're being left behind young students who are able to get online for classes people who aren't able to to to work remotely so once. It became so clear that solving this problem of internet access was urgent a lot. More investment went into xilai broadband initiatives The number of launches went up quite a bit. And i think we're gonna see that. Investment continue and more these networks go online in the near future.
Verizon Joins the Cloud Storage Party
"Listeners. It's mike schneider. And i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech listeners. If you're like me you're constantly creating a bigger data profile with the hundreds of pictures and videos on your smartphone not to mention documents and other data on your computer. I can definitely relate read and you have to be diligent to backup those important digital files just in case something bad happens to your phone or computer. There's already lots of cloud services willing to help out and most of the big names offer some pre storage but a familiar name has a new unique cloud storage plan for you to consider and i wrote about it. The stories up on tech that usa today dot com. It's called berezin. Cloud which the nation's biggest wireless providers about the begin marketing widely. But it's available now and you can get an unlimited storage for photos videos any other files for nineteen ninety nine a month. Now you have to verizon wireless or phya subscriber but you can give up to four of the people access to have their own accounts within your overreach and account and they can each create private files you know with a pen or some type of biometric
Google CCAI with Antony Passemard
"We're gonna be talking about google contact center. And i'm not just saying this because you're here on an is honest truth. I've been hoping one in this composition for a long time because our history. If you go back far enough is rooted in alexa. Google assistant and the voices and spirits. And we've been working in this all contact center environment and customer services for a while and then we see. Google released this kind of suite of tools. The seems to have in some parts from history with with google assistant and all this kind of stuff in very similar technologies. and we've been been exploring it for awhile and excited to see where it goes and what you're up to so thank you much for joining us citing citing. Yeah there's a lot of history there with assistant and yeah we can talk about. It's it's an interesting story but it. What's what's interesting is that it's really exhilarating in the last two years. It's been pretty pretty impressive. What we've been able to deliver and really happy to release a led technology now until it's all coming together and we're seeing great results so happy to cheryl that nice. What's what's what's who is it. That says underwent a plan comes together is bigger is gonna plan comes together nicely. Well well on any join those. So you the head of compositional nine contact center at google cloud jonah. Tell the people tune in a little bit about what the rule is what you do on google cloud and how that relates to i own the product the product suite basically. So whatever touches conversational. I for google cloud which is now set of a set of product so some underlying technologies like the speech to text. Api or text to speech api. Some of the amelia technologies that we have but on top of that really. What's interesting. is the various products. No dalek show. For cell surrey's channel bots voice and chat the agent assists to help human agent do their job better and getting sites. And what's going on in real time as they were talking to customers and the latest one is insights which is coming verviers soon which is about understanding all your contact center and everything that's happening they are so it's kind of a product suite under the umbrella. Ci and yes. I own that. I have a team of product. Managers that Do a job at delivering on those products from helping drive a change in the market with this nice so i was just trying to put the lincoln in lincoln. So you mentioned the Some of it has a history with google assistant. Let's unpack that a little bit. So where i come from. And what relationship. If any have with google assistant technologies it started about four years ago. I think some somewhere around that where we did assistant actually did an acquisition of a company. Api and the. I was A tool to help people build better. Google assistant interactions turned out. That in google cod. We were really interested with this technology and the cloud. Google customers actually started using piano the i to build bots for arna a prize and it became dialogue so and so we started planning a little bit working toward more entreprise use cases with alec flow as as assistant was working on their own on their own path and were sharing a lot of the nfl. You underlying the technology but as time passed we so much more traction in the enterprise and had to separate ourselves a little bit in terms of how you manage the the system itself and elliot's fairly common but the system you know the the designer the interaction the web hoax infrastructure the security level privacy that we could provide with allah flu can a diverse and about i would say about two years ago. We started embarking on a new journey toward larger on it so we had their early over. I think we have about one point. Five million developers now in dallas so signed up but we saw that big move award. Large large companies like verizon and likes that wanted to have a lot more flexibility and being able to handle more complex. Use cases with their varietal agents Migrated toward what we just launch in. General is but at the same time we expanded toward agent assists and insights we added to the portfolio so the history starts at a piano. The i four years ago. But i think they're somewhat of a split about two years ago to address the large enterprise cases those use cases and so for those who you mentioned. It's this this dialogue floor the cx was created. There is agent assist olympics and insights. Those are the those are the the full men compo- insects out yet but inside his common. That's right isn't it. Yeah so. It's a early preview right now. It's coming on in in In preview the states kind of bit is a new term. Like we don't have alpha beta anymore. We have previews and j preview previews coming out. I think in the next month and now it takes care is incites is no analysis product per se. It is it is inside. So floyd assists on sites had the three main main products. And i'm accents. Okay then so. Donald flows has been used a lot for goodness actions as well as chump dot says wella's contact center etc for those up in the day a more than likely have experienced dialogue floor in some shape or form. So what is it. The drove the need for dialogue floor. Cx whetted cx come from. Sussex is more graphical. It's it's slightly different to. Es what's the history. Yeah that's actually very important. So essentially asks is basically dial for the daleks with everybody knows that the prior version she will that was meant to build simpler interactions. So one or two turns. Maybe three turns if you if you really need to go a little deeper but some people have called it like slot failing type of bots little bit of that no s something getting tencent and entities and do something where the work or cloud function fairly simple. But when you talk about larger apprise they need to handle much more complex use cases longer. You know five. Ten twelve fifteen turns in conversation or you know things that lasts for two or three minutes on the voice side and being able to handle that without floor essential was very difficult. Because linking intense between them. The nfc between intense was a little difficult to do and the visual builder was a big improvement where you can see a complete flow manage the transition in dragon drop. Ui all without code was really important to a lot of customers but it really doesn't stop there Dallas came from a need for better predictability in spending for example so the pricing model is different. Secession based rather than a turn or fifteen second incriminate. It has a skill ability Capabilities that are much higher so delicacy. Excellent handled forty thousand intent in a single implementation issue. Compare that doug. Flu central two thousand ten. You can have mega agent on it. Which allows you to go to twenty but cx with forty thousand and ten and we have customers that are in the many many thousands fifteen seventeen thousand intents so it does happen that you need this kind of skill. It also has a lot more features toward ivr's when you used alpha essentials. It's unlikely you're going to replace your vr and hence your vr with. It's more about knowing if you think about assistant. Its interaction with smart device.
[TEST BURST] BuzzFeed layoffs Update 1
"Today. Three weeks after Buzzfeed acquired the website Huffpost from Verizon and just laid off 45 people, Reporters editors. Other staffers, Buzzfeed says the website will is on track to lose. 20 million bucks this year. I'm Tom Busby
The inventor of the cellphone calls on carriers to focus more on closing broadband gap
"Following. It's the second part of our four part interview with martin cooper inventor the phone. I'm roger chang and this is your daily charge or one of the issues. I've talked a lot about on this podcast and seen that in general the issue of the digital divide. I know you talked about that near the tail. Ender near the second part of your books. I'd love to get your perspective on really the deserve holistic impact of the cell phone and whether or not it's been a force for good in how it's been a force for good in closing that broadband gap that digital divide. We'll just think about this routers The whole educational system has been challenged today because the teacher gets up and gives a lecture and he's talking to a bunch of students if they're connected if they have smartphones they have access to all the knowledge the world the shakers not gonna give them information that they can find words so the whole nature of what a teacher is changes. The teacher now teaches people how to reach out for of religion. How to handle it. Taylor's educative process to individuals that having a lecturer to talk a people each different girl every other person. So we discover that what the result of this is that people's minds the challenge borden. They did before and the result of that. Is it their brains. Get bigger thinking smarter. Just think about that. Now that in this country one of the most advanced countries not in the world but in history forty percent of the students in this country do not have access to broadband wireless forty percent. Just imagine what that means over long term when the educational process chain that we end up with forty percent of the population with bigger brains. They're smarter or sixty percent and forty percent are dummies unacceptable with Broadband wireless now as essential to people as water food. So somehow that problems got to get fixed at the moment. The government is not digging right approaches. The only way to do that is through a first of all accept the fact this is essential and go to the carriers people have exclusive use of a spectrum and tell them either. You service all of the public or we're going to allow other people to do it. The technology exists to provide students with robin wireless whereas littlest cyber ten dollars a month. At that level everybody can have access to the but semi were we have to remove moves us exit seventy two big guys t verizon d mobile. They're doing a great job for the dense areas for the city's suburbs. They are not to have good job for the rural areas. They are after a good job for the people that can't afford a sixty dollars a month for a cellphone. The technology exists to do the both of those legs to handle people that can't afford into the rural areas and it's up to the government now to do figure out ways for business to provide those two kinds of services. We have to have one hundred percent accessibility for students and ultimately for everybody. Because i i'm so delighted you read the book because you know that it's not just education it's healthcare we're all going to be ultimately connected have have our bodily characteristics measured continually. There is the potential that we can anticipate diseases in people before they happen. Just because we're measuring things continually so healthcare is going to be a revolution. You can't provide after one segment of the public but public and keep it from other people so between those two issues education healthier and then you get the most important wall in. That's what your profession is is. Collaboration is getting people to talk to each other to generate ideas to people who are always more creative corporate than one person but of you got people talking to each other groups independent of time independent of where they are the potential for improving the productivity of people will be such that the idea of poverty will disappear. There's going to be enough for everybody. There is no reason why everybody can't be wealthy announced. Never worry about food or housing and everybody can't downs. The education served there.
As Telecoms Spend Billions on Wireless, Where Does That Leave the Wired?
"Telecom. Companies are spending a lot of money on wireless infrastructure to support their five g networks last week. The fcc announced that verizon spent forty five billion dollars buying spectrum in the agency's auction at and t. spent twenty three billion but in the meantime wired broadband infrastructure is not feeling the love. At and t. Has stopped connecting new customers to its dsl network. A report last fall found that it has deployed high speed fiber to only about a third of households in its network and it's got big gaps in low income areas in many cities angeles for is the executive director of the national digital inclusion alliance. Which wrote that report we are seeing. At and t. not invest in low income neighborhoods as much as they do higher income neighborhoods and to understand that in the inner in the united states. The internet is a commodity so they're looking for highest return and you have evidence of this right. You have put out a report to this effect. That essentially overlays the fiber investment with income and. It seems pretty clear we did. Yes released a digital redlining report in two thousand seventeen where we found that the really slow old dsl tended to be in lower income neighborhoods That went against the general understanding that it was rural areas that weren't getting the investment and then more recently. We did a report with the communication workers of america where their data found that. There were Large portions of. At and t. service that wasn't being upgraded to fiber and there were no plans to upgraded to fiber right. And then how does that. Connect to what we're hearing which is. At and t.'s. Plans to stop connecting even knew dsl users in those areas that have this older infrastructure right. So at and t. is really switching to a wireless model where they are relying upon the plans for five g. and their existing wireless which in a sense is probably great but for the folks on the ground. Not so great. If your internet connection you had been relying upon a wire line connection a dsl service and it's no longer. There's not going to be an upgrade. You have no chance of getting a faster speed and your only option for. At and t.'s. To switch to their wireless wireless comes with data caps. Right right so it's a lot. More expensive to maintain a wireless connection than a wire. Line connection i mean. We're talking about eighteen t because they're the biggest in heaven. Some ways been really conspicuous about this sort of weirdly slowing infrastructure. Build out but his. At and t. Any different than other telecoms in terms of this lack of investment in widespread fiber. We're seeing is is the lack of investment in the lower income neighborhoods by. At and t. With verizon we see skipping of whole cities so so they're making they're each making their own choices as to where they go with their fiber investments and for the rest of us who end up in any of these places where those investments aren't happening. We need to say. Are we okay with that or do we need to somehow influencing either their decisions or coming up with our own solutions. We currently have proposals in congress. Right from republican members of congress that would essentially prevent me broadband that would in theory expand broadband access prevent cities from building their own so those proposals that restrict cities from building their own. Assume that the incumbents are going to distribute their fiber in a way that makes sense for everybody so but it's not equitable and so it really comes down to are we. Okay with the inequity. I met okay with the inequity right. Everybody needs access to fast broadband and it needs to be affordable and so if we have places right now it's already state laws state laws that say no no. The local communities cannot build their own infrastructure and if we do that federally than limits all those options and we as a country relate. Yes we build things ourselves and then the government's like no no no. You can't build it yourself all. That doesn't make any sense. So then let's talk about this. The wireless future the five g future. Do you think that that will benefit some of these underserved areas or might we see the exact same thing where we now have next generation networks that further entrench inequity. I think we have to assume that. Five g will bring further inequities. There's no reason to think that the current technologies aren't being ruled out equitably that the newer technologies will be rolled out equitably. We all know that we should learn from history. Learn from the best and so just changing. The technology isn't going to change the business model. The business model remains the same and currently there is just to put a fine point on it. You said this is a commodity right. There are not regulations. There's nothing to prevent. Companies from not serving specific areas broadband is very lightly regulated. So at this point in time congress and others could choose to change this at this point in time. There's nothing to keep companies from rolling out broadband infrastructure. Where they feel like they're going to get the highest return. Angeles is the executive director of the national digital inclusion alliance in a statement. At told us that quote our investment decisions are based on the capacity needs of our network and demand for our services. It said any suggestion of discrimination or redlining was wrong
Verizon is the top bidder on 5G spectrum, committing more than $45 billion
"The fcc has announced the winners of wireless airwave auction. It conducted over the past few months which racked up a record. Eighty one billion in bids the mid band spectrum sometimes called the goldilocks band is well suited for five g networks because it is able to transmit large amounts of data on a wavelength that can travel long distances. The two hundred and eighty megahertz spectrum is also especially important to wireless giants who've been trying to fill out their spectrum. Portfolios the big winners verizon via itsel co partnership subsidiary bid nearly forty five point five billion on the airwaves. at and t. through atp spectrum. Frontiers bid twenty three point. Four billion while t mobile bid nine point three billion it already acquired amid band through its merger with sprint. The results were in line with industry expectations and reflect. How important securing licenses for the airwaves is for the carriers.
"verizon" Discussed on Clark Howard Show
"I want to tell you if you live in an area where you have no high speed Internet available to you. . Or. . You have very limited pitiful choices. . The improvement that I've said was coming is coming and in many places is now here. . One. . Example I wanNA give you is a big announcement from Barisal. . That is offering two different types of Home Internet. . One of them is specifically geared towards people in rural areas that have not had any choice of Internet provider typically except for those lousy legacy satellite Internet services, , which are frightfully expensive and tight data caps in a very slow. . Verizon is offering. . A Internet service that will not be blazing fast. . But you'll typically have speeds of somewhere between twenty five and fifty mvp us, , which is fast enough for streaming. . If you're a Gamer forget it, you'RE , GONNA lose in gaming competitions, , but for every day. . Internet kind of activities <hes> Web, , surfing, , email, , <hes> video stuff like that music you'll be fine. . And Verizon is offering it. . It forty dollars a month if use verizon for your cell phone, , if you don't it sixty dollars a month. . which is much cheaper. . Than what people have been used to for any kind of Home Internet. . Now there's a second one that. . and. . By the way, , this is available in at least parts of forty eight states. . Heavily concentrated again in rural areas, , what you want to look for. . Is Very. . Wordy name but it's VERIZON VERIZON WIRELESS DOT COM. . It's Verizon Lt e Home Internet. . Then there's a very small number of people. . Who are eligible for verizon's five G. Very fast home. Internet. . . and. This . is an urban close mostly close in urban areas. . It's a very fast Internet. . And it is fifty dollars a month for horizon six. . Seventy for people who just want the Internet from Verizon And T. Mobile's home Internet that. . Is Fifty dollars a month everything you know have to be a t mobile subscriber. . The coverage of that has increased dramatically if you go to T. MOBILE DOT COM look for their home Internet, , you put in your address and they'll tell you whether or not. . It's available where you are but this is a huge benefit for people. . Who? ? have. . <hes> needs to work from home or do some work at home have kids that are doing some amount of online schooling instead of in-person schooling, , and if not had access to Internet at home, , these plans now make that possible. . And on your cell phone service itself. . Metro by t mobile, , which used to be called Metro pcs it's T. mobile's captive discounter. . They have a new plan for five g service. . For people switching and payers. . So two people go to t mobile. . Metro by T mobile. . And remember not t mobile metro by T. . Mobile. . Confusing. . And it's thirty five dollars a line. . Unlimited everything. . Except hotspot is limited to five gigs of month not a huge amount of hot spot on the five G. Network. . If you need to five G. Phone, they'll , sell you one for ninety nine bucks if you come to metro by t mobile from someone else. . So you have a high speed plan unlimited everything thirty, , five dollars a month per line. . which is a very good deal and if you've noticed. . I've had a number of deals over the last six weeks where the cost of. . Say Plans Mobile plans whatever we call them now. . Has, , been coming down down down and for people who don't need a lot of data. . The price point in the marketplace now is ten to fifteen dollars a month. . So. . Big Changes. . If you're paying more than these kind of prices you need to look at my cell phone guide at Clark Dot Com to find the best deal for you or whoever you buy cell phone service with or if you're on a family plan, , what is the Best Family Plan for you? ?
"verizon" Discussed on Business Wars Daily
"From wandry I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily. It's Friday September eleventh. Hour always on culture now depends on a working grid not just of electricity but of telecommunications and an Internet that not only never goes down but constantly speeds up efficiency is our subconscious mantra and that may be a big reason behind the hot water. All three major wireless carriers are in Verizon at and T. and T. mobile have all been promoting their new five G. wireless services heard about that each wants you to believe that their service is the fastest the most reliable hands down the best. Here's one of Reisen ads from last year at Verizon building the most powerful five G. Experience for America. That's why the NFL. Chose Verizon because they need their massive capacity of five G. With Ultra wideband, we're streaming streaming posting fans inexperienced five. Thirteen trouble in most cases, those claims can't be proved, and so the courts have banned each of these rivals from boasting about their prowess and from implying that the others are the lightweights of the wireless world witness verizon the ad I just shared with you was set in Gillette Stadium, home of the new Patriots, the company stopped running that ad last November. But that didn't stop at and T. from challenging verizon's use of the phrase most powerful to the division, the Better Business Bureau that rules on deceptive advertising cases. Why did not call the phrase into question essentially because the carriers have hardly rolled five g. out anywhere yet so it's impossible to prove one carriers mostly non existent five G. implementation is better than others. There were also questions about whether the ad was implying that the rollout was far more widespread and available to the average consumer than it was in May. The Review Board called the national advertising. Division were in a D agreed with a t and t and told verizon to using the term verizon appealed early this month they lost the said essentially consumers have no idea what most powerful means in this context the claim could not be substantiated. One it comes to making false claims don't assume that verizon is the worst offender. nope. The Empty Braggadocio is a game played by the entire industry. Go back through years in you'll see that at and T. got trouble claiming that its current four G. Network was by virtue of being fast virtually identical to five G. It even used the phrase five G. EVOLUTION TO DESCRIBE ITS FOUR G service a consumer looking for the fastest cell service could hardly be blamed for assuming that meant, they'd be using a five G. Network. Three years later, most of US still use four g networks the told at and T. to stop using the deceptive evolution phrase. At and Later agreed, and then there's t mobile, which isn't exactly honest either in late August, the NASD toll, t mobile to stop claiming that it's five G. services more reliable than the others verizon had challenged that claim t mobile said, it will appeal that decision but the Advertising Review Board also recommended that t mobile needed to stop running ads in which science guy bill nye claim that verizon's five G. coverage was barely broader than the average bus stop bench that according to industry publication fierce wireless. With a widespread deployment of five G. still some time off in the future. Why would every major wireless carrier use such inflated claims in a Word Mindshare? They want to attract and retain you as a customer. Are you more likely to stay with your current mobile carrier? If you feel pretty sure that the company will soon offer blazing fast five g service. Well maybe it's all about perception perception of what's here today and better yet perception about a speedy powerful future. That's almost hear these kinds of empty claims have a long long history in the advertising world from Telco Tonics beauty items to baby products. Advertisers repeatedly tried to stake out the territory of a- best..
"verizon" Discussed on Talking Tech
"These are particularly hard time for running any kind of business especially during a pandemic, and if you're a small business owner, listen up. Verizon is launching a new initiative called Comeback Coach and Tammy Irwin the CEO of horizon businesses here with us to tell us all about it. Hey tammy. Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to have the conversation today. Sure Philipson I'm comeback coach. Jefferson Lincoln watching Kobe very directly over the last several months, and we've seen the direct impact that so many small businesses have. Seen as result of Cova in combat coaches really intended. To bring the strengths of verizon and help customers, small businesses particular with connectivity, collaboration, security, but more importantly give them the information the tools that they need to really accelerate their recovery. What we know is sixty percent of small businesses bleed. They'll recoup, and we want to be part of helping them. Make that happen. So gimme Gimme a hypothetical. I have a bakery on main street some in somewhere USA. And <hes> <hes> you know sales have have dramatically fallen by seventy five percent. How does the Comeback Coach healthy? Yes, so a couple of ways, comeback coaches really designed to be <hes> coaching and what it does. Is it really allows us to? It's a three month program where we're going to pair small businesses, though thank combed eight other Baker in a small town, USA one of my favorite places to visit <hes>, and we'll take a three month period of time and pair about business with <hes> leaders who really lead in small business. Business and help them with what are the things actions that they need to take? That will accelerate their comeback so whether it's technology whether it's finance whether it's how they think about <hes> advertising media. We're going to help them. Really design that with the Comeback Coach program. It sounds like one of those TV shows where the expert comes in to help the bar restaurant except that you're not gonNA. Have any drama, right? Exactly no drama I might eat the doughnuts, but no drama. Okay <hes> tell us about verizon business <hes> you know a lot of us think of just rising as the wireless Internet the Wireless Company and as as our Internet provider. What is rising business to? Yet Brennan Business really is designed to meet the needs of business customers whether small medium business, customers, global enterprise, customers or city state and local customers in our public sector <hes>. We think about connectivity in Mali oftentimes think about verizon wireless as wireless. Only we deliver broadband connectivity, and then really for businesses. It's about winning above connectivity. It's about securities so important right now. Now, particularly for small businesses <hes> we think about some video collaboration tools that they require to be successful. Blue Jeans is a recent acquisition for US media needs of customers on some of their collaboration and video capabilities, so verizon is really representative of having an end to end suite of products to meet the needs of business customers bid him small or global enterprise. Let me. Take you back to come back coach. How do people apply? We're GONNA get the details out on our website, so watch the website for the details. We're doing a lot on our website today to really help small businesses, and we'll give you an example today <hes>. If you go to the small to our website, you will see twenty webinars that we've hosted for small businesses so what I would say. If you're a small business user, don't wait. You can go there today for good helpful tips participate in those webinars and then get the details on comeback coach how you apply. We've had a great program. Pay It forward lie where we've paid out. <hes> to four hundred small businesses cash donations, so the website is the place to learn about. Verizon is doing including comeback coach for small businesses now is that website for rising business dot, com OR VERIZON DOT COM? You can get a brazen dot com. Just click the business. Lincoln take you directly there. All right TAMMY IRWIN CEO of rise in business. Thanks so much for being on talking tech with us.
"verizon" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
"Against facebook over hate speech and speech in general, but specifically over its sort of refusal to combat hate speech in a real way and up until this afternoon. I was definitely in the a category like it was Patagonia. Like they're do gooders. Of course, it was Patagonia, but. Later this afternoon. A so two things happen one on Thursday. The anti-defamation League released an open letter and. Excoriating facebook for hate speech, and saying we founded advertisement for verizon appearing next to a video from the conspiracy group. Cunanan responsible by the way for lots of things. Lady said in that video. Drying also on hateful and antisemitic rhetoric. And Horizon. which as you may know is kind of a big deal here in America. Announced Thursday! It is pulling its advertising on facebook and instagram. Both of them. facebook stock down nearly two percent this evening. Yeah I again. We don't know only time will tell whether these things turn out to be real. But that. Verizon is a big gun. Do, you, think's GonNa Change like. And well I don't know I. Mean when you talk about. You know when we all the times in all of the got. It feels like we've really been doing this show along time sometimes. We have asked each other the question many times now like his. FACEBOOK at it. What's IT GONNA take to change them clearly a consumer exodus. Isn't coming. Yep So, it's all it's just the money right at the end of the day. It's the money whether it matters and and. Some of these levers have worked in the past. Money and consumer. Outcry but yes, I mean as Tony Wagner pointed out earlier in our slack faces facebook itself. Has Nation state money. Right right? That's true, but look. That's exact- small like. Small. What does it ripples? Become a soon army. I don't know I'm unfamiliar with that With A. debt-free. Efforts there's some. made it up. Yeah, yeah I was trying to think of. There's something that he used to say anyway. Liquid droplet becomes forever I. Don't know something like that. Maybe we'll see. If I were driving this podcast. I would hit a button right now. That would say. Yes? Oh my goodness. Road brow I know. I know I know. The President United States went to Marinette Wisconsin today he gave a speech. At a naval shipyard, and I I truly this made me laugh out loud. The president of the United States said today. and. This is a quote. It's from a reporter from for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Her name is Molly Becky can get her on twitter. Here's what she tweeted. Donald Trump marinette shipyard today, says navy ships were ugly until he became president and made them beautiful. He says the new ships being built in Marinette will be this is the quote like a yacht with missiles on it. That made me laugh at that made me laugh l. up and look if. These days to get a chuckle out of me. I mean. Why, not I don't know what why not? Sooner you know my God. That was not also made me loud I'm with you. I'm going to end on tweet that I saw like at exactly the right moment from my friends, Sydney. And who founded the bold italic and references our friend in Common Christopher Michael. where he it was literally like it was one of those moments, and then I saw neal's tweet, and it was like Oh. That's exactly what I needed and it's at this. These are tough times for many as my friend Chris Michael, says be kinder than necessary. And just be nice as possible to everyone you interact with today. The kinder than necessary because it feels like. Yeah because we all need, it looked. Yeah, we all need it and it's easy when you're feeling lousy and stressed and whatever to not do that, and maybe taking a moment to be conscious about it aware about. L. It okay That's a good. That's a good one very Chris Michael saying. Okay. That's it for us on A. What is today Thursday? Yes, thanks for tuning in downloading. Whatever however you listen, we are grateful. Back tomorrow with our Friday happy hour episodes, economics on tap in the meanwhile said as your questions, comments voice memos to make me smart at marketplace dot Org. Just put questions in the subject line, and we'll get it to the right place. Sorry Ethan Parrots We'll see. We've all been interns man. That's just. The emails make smart is pretty soon directed by Sam Anderson our digital producers. Tony Wagner, our senior producers, Jody Becker, Ben had co-produces video with the help of our intern. Ethan Parents Ben by the way became an uncle today. Congrats to him and because we also need a baby pictures like bad. And also thanks to writer producer Erica Phillips. The brand new video. Maybe. Drew Josh's dad was down the line, pushing the buttons in Studios in downtown. La. Air Music was composed by Ben Tolliday also Daniel Ramirez. The Executive Director of on demand is to EVA's senior vice president and general manager is Debra Clayton. It's hollowed out shell Thursday. To be follow up on. Friday. Goodness I love that that's actually good. Literally by Thursday, I'm just like. It's true hollowed out true I was thrown back and listen to our Thursdays. If you would hear that, we are both of us just. Yeah, definitely that'd be funny. Hollowed out shelters that great, so we got we got. We got the big show into day we got when he wanted to Wednesday. We got hollowed out y'all Thursday and Friday so. We need a Monday thing. Really do and then we'll have an entire team will be perfect. That's right..
"verizon" Discussed on Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
"Back to make smart, this is the Thursday daily edition. Here we are once again trying trying trying to make today. Make sense for man I know after listening to Kai show today, I, have to say listening to the afternoon show. I felt a little validated to know that or the grimness is not just me this sense of depot bear the feeling. That sense that we're like what what I hope. This is what it actually Texas someone today I feel like we're at the point in the action movie where we the hero are just getting, beat down so bad, and it looks like we're for sure. GonNa lose, and then maybe the vendors are gonNA come, and it's GonNa. Be Okay. Open who Andrew Molly. WHO The exactly? I mean Ironman and Spiderman and Scarlett Johansson character whose name I can't remember right now I need all of them real bad. Which Yeah Slam on. I can I know? That's what I should. Just. Tell you these are please? That attest. S Not at all, not at all. Yeah, well, you know it's interesting. Because along those lines, my original news item today was A and I'm gonNA. Cheat here and I'm gonNA fundamental us to so it. Deal I, I, my first, my first news item was a was a tweet by Dr Tom Friedman who used to run the CDC pointing out how quickly the virus is accelerating. He pointed out that it took a hundred days to go from zero cases to a million, and it took six days to go from eight million to nine million globally. And it just you're like come on, man. Yeah, put them as. Planet need to put a mask on I, know I know yeah, but that was not my first news item. My first news item actually is is the my only actual news item because the first one gout. Is actually sort of uplifting and good and and props steer Kimberly Adams for putting this in the make me smart slack. It's it's actually beat. The US conference of Mayors has come out with. A working group report. On fundamentals and Considerations for police reform statement of Principles is what it is came out today. And here I believe Kimberly quarter two different line, but here I believe is the operative operative paragraph or extra becker. Here's what they say. The conference of mayors, a set of principles for policing attributed to Prime Minister Robert Peel in England is often cited as foundational framework for modern policing in a democracy bills. Principles state that policing must be based on a reciprocal relationship of trust between the police and the public. And I would to all y'all that has been broken that reciprocal relationship and and we. Need to fix it. And I'm I'm heartened by the conference of mayors taking lead. I am. I am. It is a hopeful moment in an otherwise really frustrating day since one of the things contributing to the grimness, one of the punches delivered to our hero in the action movie. Is Congress's absolute failure to figure out how to. Pass legislation you literally. Millions of Americans in the streets still may not be on the news every day, because it's real, nice and peaceful or whatever, but it is happening every day. People are lining the street around my corner. Still every single day, and the Congress of the United States is doing the thing that says all the time. Lost their backside can't figure out where it is using two hands feeling around in the dark. But? Yeah, I mean it's stunning, yes, yes. I know it is and we have talked. Bonds. So? You're sorry, we. We have talked so many times on the show out. Mayors. About cities, and states, Just keeping their own council. Right like at this point sort of saying we either, maybe because we are so fractured as a country or because no federal leadership is coming, because the the dysfunction has been so great for so long, certainly not as coming now that it is both heartening and disheartening. It's very heartening that the mayors of this country all are coming together and saying like okay. Look, this is we hear you and we have to do something about this. It is absurd. That our federally elected officials cannot meet this even in the slightest. Even stunning, it's kind of stunning. Politicized I, just it's just amazing, but look we politicize face masks, so I suppose anything is possible. Yeah can I just say I read the I read an edit I made a terrible mistake. I Read The Wall Street Journal editorial page last night. Time has no meaning good and smart thing to do. I think that's a smart thing. Mistake I know I. Read it a lot. I'm like a little obsessed with the Wall Street Journal, but. The the the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal wrote not for the first time an editorial, essentially saying we are going to have to learn to live with grown virus, because the reopening of the economy is too important, and the economic welfare of this country is too important, and so we're just going to have to understand that this virus is with us and take some personal responsibility now. that. Message. Might. Be. Palatable. If that sentence was immediately followed by such as wearing masks. or An exaltation to more testing and contact tracing methods that we know work in terms of chat, tracing an isolated the spread of the virus, and then wearing masks which we now know. Works and also let's be real. Anybody could have assumed works. 'cause it's respiratory and. Keep this bit in dumb dumb. But, if you write an editorial. That, says we just have to open the economy and live with the virus and personal responsibility is key in that editorial does not say, but you should have to wear a mask. To protect yourself and others, and we should have more testing and contact tracing than what you're really saying is shut up and die and I think that's the moment that I went to the dark places. We can have yet to come out. Yes come on. Okay so my. News item I did the same thing. Okay, good, it's our podcast. We can do whatever we want. Totally. Can I assume by your silence, you agree. Yeah well, you're yes, yes, what Molly said Yeah. Yeah. Anyway. An interesting thing I think is developing and part of the reason I. Think is interesting. It's because you've probably seen going around the Internet. The sort of viral video of this Young Woman I think in Florida talking before the city council and it's basically what my friend Jenny referred to as facebook out loud like she just spews a whole bunch of conspiracy theories all at once they might. She's GonNa Kill you pizza gate. I mean it's. Remarkable and What I couldn't shake from. It is that it's like. I don't. I tried to tweet this with empathy like don't assume this person is dumber than you assume that she lives in a completely different universe of information. Completely different and that it that is real. And so I find it notable that the there's been this like what seemed at first mini advertising boycott..
"verizon" Discussed on Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast
"The Mao where scrapers the trojans the specific dumper malware that kind of stuff either decreased significantly or stayed the same. The things that have increased the attacks on the people and I can't think of a better summary For this entire report than Including what you. We just literally talked about making protecting your people as your strongest asset in the fight against crime and attackers like people are your strongest asset but also you weakest link and so we need to do everything humanly possible to arm them with the intelligence and the knowledge but knowing that they will fail as will use security professionals all day every day and you will click on that lake. That looks way too good to be faked. But done it is you will fall for some website. You will have your credentials dumped at some point. How well how well insulated can you be against by process and tech? I think that's the key and I don't see I mean I don't know anything in particular but if we're having this discussion five years from now I don't see a major change coming. I I would agree. People will always be part of the process. They will always be Both our ability both 'cause our ears but they will always also calls our ability to adapt and improve and so you know play to people strings. Help them mitigate the weaknesses and you know except that it's okay to be imperfect and just keep working for an impressive for a love it. That is a fantastic place to end this conversation. Man This is that once again to everybody that That was That was on this And and of course. Thank you for For joining I'm GonNa ask what's with the The Soi Color Swatch at the end. So it's time to the frontline is well And so if you are lucky enough to get print report It will not be easy this year But if you're lucky enough there actually if you look at the covered they're going to cut holes for all those colored squares and so when you get the report you're GonNa see through the cover to the color. Is THAT BIG Waffle plot behind Thanks to Bob Rudas for the our code that generates these And each these squares each represent about one breach each and they represent the number of breaches in both the regions and industries and so each different colors either region or in industry. And you're seeing through the cover physically you'll see through the cover the report she those colors behind it. All right. That's breaking cool. How do we get one? How do I get one? I will see what I can do for you now. I long it all right folks Hopefully you've gotten the chance to Read the Twenty Twenty Verizon data breach investigations report if not go grab your copy there in lies some great data For pretty much anything you want to get accomplished in in Cybersecurity Whether whether you find this stuff interesting or not You should definitely definitely definitely read it. Definitely there's there's good stuff in this. I mean I again. I keep wishing for something that we've never seen before and I I'm I'm unsurprised. It's not there it's on the next. Tv show that's coming out for. That's where you're GONNA see. That's lovely thank you so much for the that's that's not gonna be in real life. Is this going to be in the TV world? Hey give you wanna give us the The authors here again. You've got yourself I. I remember Alex Pinto filling Wa Suzanne wider and Dave highlander by the way a big thank you to all of our contributors We had over eighty this year. Each one of them puts in a amount of effort to get us the data. It is not an easy process They are all very helpful and good to us and so we really appreciate the contributions they make so that we can turn this contributions around and provide them with the community. Fantastic all right. Thanks to rising letting US borrow your brain for a bit. Thanks for joining the show game. It's always a pleasure man. My pleasure folks. Thanks for listening. James. I'm I'm heartened that maybe one day we'll win this fight against crime with army. I couldn't my positive positive attitude. Yeah yeah that the quarter will get you a cheap cup of coffee in a native come all right well Thanks for listening you guys. This has been Episode the ninety six of the down the security apple podcasts summarizing and discussing the twenty twenty verizon data breach investigations report. Go redick go use it. gold learn from it please. So we don't have the same findings next year Something different to do and on that note. We'll see you guys another time. Another place on another down the rabbit hole. Podcast JULIA IS WE FADE out on another down the.
"verizon" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"A Verizon store to get a cell phone I don't even out a hundred dollars in my pocket I had a comforter for my dorm room and get a big dream you know outlawed that very moment when I got off the plane was like this because this is where it gets resolved I'm alone my family's importer Rico and I just need to make this work I need to be the first college out of my family I love journalism and mass measuring them not to come after I'm gonna do that are you fine with their wives have burned the national airport my first I was the gateway to this region this region that I that I moved back here after I ended up working for a number of years and after that because I loved it so much yeah so you're fine but if you thought about during that flight I would bet that was the moment when credible journey began and looking back rather than having you again and the elderly today I I was thinking about it because I'm just not emotionally ready place to Sybase cage okay okay to it is a live body body glove mas Bonita they told a modo de glass you also we hear every other good good because in the world and you know I think the world of you and I'm very proud of you for making this move and I'm I'm really glad and honored that you took could take time out to obla conmigo this afternoon so you know I wish you what a sweat there but you know I don't but I want to know I don't know you could call me any day you know all right about now all right Hey look I love the airport and I hope that was not the last time we talked for a while and I'm really really proud of you and thanks a lot for making time try to hold it together on TV although everybody wants to see you cry anyway so good luck to you my friend yeah I already know how they may I I love you guys thank you so much I really enjoy the show and your status as nothing short of I thought it was that you got but I will talk about that soon all right all right you guys take care a yes she's the best that is might the voice of my news honestly because I have spectrum my TV's on bay news nine so often the like when I think of the voice of Tampa it when it comes to the news that is my voice I would I would see her on television my first year to here and I'd be like she's striking like you walk by the TV in the break room she's on it you just go wow and she exudes personality and I met her at a charity event in her husband who unfortunately is a super nice guy you always want the husband to be a **** in that situation but very good jacket he's gonna know you get a call back now Jacob well let's take a moment I love running as well yeah that's a hell of a husband too he's a great guy which wasn't seven two seven five seven I want to do five that let's come back and Mike I had a great idea well it certainly gave us a great idea for a fun don corona related phone or involving your parents and emotions and we've got it for you next underground alive I want to thank personally achieve a credit union not just for their support this far but I got a nice message from Maj Gen in our marketing department today that achieve a despite what everybody is going through right now has continued their partnership with us and that means a lot because I know a lot of companies are hurting right now and no one's really getting the advertising budget that they want but the fact that David and achieve and everybody over there showed enough faith in us to stick with our partnership it really means the world to me so I want to say personally thank you very much and the compassion that they showed me is also the compassion they'll show you as a member I've been a member for several years and when I met David the marketing guy for the first time as a dude I would love to be able to talk about you guys on the radio because I'm such a fan of what you do is a credit union so I'm able to do so and tell you that if you've got questions about the government pay roll protection program that a lot of banks have already shut their doors to achieve a credit union's website has a lot of information if you're a small business that couldn't get assistance to pay your staff but she will talk to you about it it's a cheaper see you dot com other.
"verizon" Discussed on Snacks Daily
"The reason verizon's doing this is they want to stop the flow of court cut hot and there's some data that shows how bad it's gotten well just like I mean court cuttings been happening for years. Now I've been cut since two thousand four it's been cut since two thousand sixteen. It's basically like the Faucet awesome got turned on and it keeps running now. Just last quarter verizon lost another sixty seven thousand paid TV cable customers. Here's what Verizon's thinking if if people hate cable fees and services less maybe they won't cut the cord runaway. This is an anti cord cutting disruption of the Cambridge Jackson. What's the takeaway for buddies? He's over at Verizon cable is classic pros before Coz Industry. Let's talk and prophets before customer. Let's celebrates knackers. The death of the old cable Industry Industri Way. We all hated the old cable. Industry ways not is not dead yet. So exciting is incomplete squirming around over there but let's look at a counter example apple to cable Amazon Amazon is loved by customer. And it's key value customer obsession now cable. TV industry on the other hand. There obsession is with profits. Offense profits over custom customers hate those twelve month contracts but prophets love those twelve month contracts before Cho's cable was able to do that because they had a local monopoly in your town. You probably have a one offer for cable you choice no choice going on here now. You do have a choice because you can cut the cord into streaming froze before Cho's is why the cable industry is dying for our second story. The wine industry is in panic. One hundred percent tariffs on European wind could becoming soon now. It's Friday night. You're going to go home. Post podcast recording. What are you what are you popping open? What do you well even household? I was the wine salesman of the month at the Olive Garden for three straight months. Back in those six but I'm going to suppress that instinct for my wife's benefit. Are you going like an Anderson Valley. Piano are NAPA CAB if you open up a a Mayo me and let it breathe. You could advocate Jack. Do close to canner. It's a dangerous situation. If you WANNA hear Jacqueline for hours about something asked about his recent inexperience with the Chianti. I have the fastest keychain in California. You won't show them your scar on your left finger. Show them Jack now the headlines. We noticed this week. We're pretty straightforward. There were pretty scary. Actually it was like get ready to kiss European wind goodbye. We Sat in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times the reason was because president trump threatened threaten to expand the trade war between the US and Europe by punishing exports of European wine. That's right the trade wars not just in China and it's like there's other countries involved so we need to talk about the situation with tariffs on French one right now. It's a two story this one you can definitely let breathe. Right tariffs numerous. That's pretty good. Thank you twenty-five percent tariffs on European wind since October. Those are actually in place already to now the reason the US impose those on Europe is because Europe subsidizes Airbus bus. Which is Europe's airplane manufacture? And that's unfair to Boeing. which is our airplane manufacturer? These tariffs already exist. And it's not just on French wine. It's also on Scotch whisky Italian cheese and French wine because this is a European punish. Here's the thing you may have heard about this. But you haven't noticed this when you've been to a grocery most likely that's because the stores selling these products and the distributors who import them. They're the ones who are paying this import tax right now. It's not seeing our. Let's outlets bit this one out. Over to tariffs offs numerical duh okay. Hundred percent tariffs. France passed an unprecedented tax targeting. US tech companies like Google and facebook. We covered it last fall on snacks. President trump responded with a threat to impose a own hundred percent tariff on French wine. Yes just France this time. It's not the Italian cheese. It's just French wine. So let's say it's like a really bake Friday night free tonight. And you're celebrating with a non expensive Boorda. Let's talk about how how expensive that Bordeaux become so your local liquor store. They probably pay fifteen bucks for that bottle of Bordeaux normally they would mark that up and charge thirty dollars to you you to buy it so they can make a doubling the price in. Yeah they're marking it up now. That store is GonNa have to pay fifteen dollars for the bottle like usual but then also a fifteen dollar tariff so now it's thirty dollars for your liquor store and they're gonNA mark that up one hundred percent you're paying sixty dollars instead of thirty so that they can make a profit now French wine specialist. It's liquor stores restaurants. They're in a panic because they can't have their wind double impressed. Americans are going to reject that Jack Italian wine instead or maybe even German one so so Jack India bathe me in a Gordimer over here and tell us the takeaway for the wine industry. These one hundred percent tariffs would hurt Americans much more than they hurt. The French France actually has more leverage than China has when it comes to responding to our American tariffs think about if America doesn't by China's steel than China is in serious trouble but if America doesn't by France's Wine Francis actually can okay. The rest of the world is really interested in Francis. Ironically China still really interested in France's wine so China might be desperate to sell to the US. But if France sees these one hundred percent tariffs they're not gonNA respond probably by lowering the price of their one. No instead the price would just double double for US Americans and most likely they would just be not in stores anymore because that's just too expensive. This is a great example of international trade policy basically being threats let's in bluster and just mirrors and stuff. We actually don't think these one hundred percent tariffs are going to happen. WE'RE GONNA see a headline soon. It says tariffs dropped in exchange for Blah Blah. Haredi much much appreciated tactic. For our third and final story. Softbank backed UNICORNS are laying off workers. In you. Ge- numbers Softbank is the Japanese the venture capital firm. That's invested in a lot of the companies that you know and those companies have recently laid off workers now Jack and I jumped and snacks and we looked at the memos that the CEO sent out to actually announce these fire the stories about laughs. Sad but the pattern we found in these letters is pretty. It's like there's a formula they're falling all right so very formula if you're the company that's raised billions of dollars and you have to fire like hundreds of people. Apparently this is how you start. This is what you do to. The beginning of your memo has to have an obnoxiously slee arrogant line about how well you're doing. Of course what comes next back then you are very ambiguous about the actual firing use some words that don't fire it. Don't make sense. What's that mean fire? And then you conclude this memo with a virtuous claim about the future of your company and it's half the profitability example. The new away for our company to point. I can't believe they just blue skies ahead we're GONNA start urging from the ash our analysis with Zoom Pizza Which snappers you know because Jack or the like a month ago it was great? Zoom Pizza had trucks. That had Robo Pizza Ovens Jack Red Flag here when we ordered it. We thought the truck was coming instead like a camera came nick and scampered outside excited to see this Robo Trust Camper you gotTa scamper and it was just. An Uber. Eats spherical red flag number. This company's pizza race. Three hundred and seventy five million dollars just from Softbank in two thousand eighteen. That's right Softbank. Gave Zoom pizza a check for for three hundred and seventy five million dollars and said expand your Robo truck pizza delivery well this month January twenty twenty they are now laying off eighty percent of their staff which is like four hundred people that is brutal and the way the CO nounce. It in a letter to employees began with a line. We are blessed with an opportunity to invent brave and innovative solutions. What what kind of an openers vetted this and then he said? Many of the current roles no longer exists. That's how they announced the firing. That's our ambiguous reference to fire him. I don't even follow where the only if they don't exist. They're not current rules right even right. That didn't make sense so that was soon pizza. We noticed the same same thing happened for a company called get around yet around. Is the AIRBNB for cars. You can rent out your car when you don't need it for the weekend. Can someone else POPs into. Hopefully they clean it. Maybe leaves them like they. They received a check in two thousand eighteen of three hundred million dollars from Softbank to expand their AIRBNB for car. And we just learned that now in January twenty twenty they're laying off twenty five percent of their staff or one hundred fifty people now. The worldwide web has a copy of the CEO's letter to employees announcing these entitled the next Chapter Honestly. It sounds like with some epic humble bragging about the six times growth to five million users who are on getaway now then. There was this line which kind kind of implied maybe people are losing their jobs reducing field operations. What does that mean who works at a startup in knows themselves as a field operator spoiler it means lamb? How do you even operate? There are no fields anywhere and then finally it gave specific instructions about what room to go to which after the all hands me doesn't sound fun. We think think it's like a blue pill red pill situation. Blue Room is you're getting laid off. Red Room is survivor for another month. Now we've noticed this pattern not just with the companies you just mentioned but Softbank companies have been dealing with this for months. Let's take December just a month ago wag which is a dog walking APP recently. Let go one hundred. Eighty two people were which is one one of soft bank's og investments laid off a thousand people and we work has already laid off twenty four hundred after the epic failure of an IPO. And there's more expected to come Sir Project. What's the takeaway for our buddies over? At the Japanese venture capital firm. Softbank Twenty is the end of an era of the Anti Prophet. Start a snacker jump in your pod. Time machine back to the same month last year January twenty nineteen we were talking about IPO. Palooza the for Uber. Lift Pinterest Peleton and slack. who were we're all getting ready to? IPO One year later today. We're talking about the exact opposite. IPO's have stopped happening. Startups are finding employees. Companies are pivoting their business business models in search of profit now Softbank the Japanese venture capital firm was the one fuelling Uber's rise even though it's an infamous money loser you get three hundred million dollars you get three three hundred million acres no joke. We calculate Uber Loses five hundred forty three thousand dollars every hour and Softbank was also the key investor that allowed we work to fly to Gargantuan Heights. Softbank portfolio is full of these anti profit. Start up their focus was one thing. Just being the biggest disruptor there is regardless of profit now that concept has been rejected horrid at the end of two thousand nine hundred and harder into twenty twenty stock markets were very harsh to Softbank backed companies the end of Soft Bank's Anti Anti Prophet era. Jack in your whip up the takeaways force before the weekend verizon is ending its pros before Coz cable TV instincts it needs to stop the flow of court cutting. So it's making gable. Less aggravated French wine would likely double in price. If the one hundred percent tariffs go through. But we don't think that will actually happen. It's probably just negotiating tactic. Story Soft Bank's heard of UNICORNS are laying off workers by the HUNDR- There's been a reckoning for anti profit startups and there's a formula for how to fire are people. Apparently now are fact of the day is a follow on factor today yesterday really. Does this happen. But it's good when the when the Phil Spector from Boston. Mass heard yesterday's snack from Scott from Scott's we assume he spat out his Dunkin donuts and immediately tweeted us at Robin Hood. Snacks with a follow up. Hershey stat data so we talked about it Hershey. Pennsylvania Guy's name as I think Milton Hershey. Great Name Milton's a good name so hershey initially wasn't trying to make chocolate at all. No news is in the CARAMEL business. which he actually sold and then got into the chocolate business? Now here's the thing. He knew that his name Hershey had to be on these bars that he was going to sell. Got It forward to be a marketing success. Landing thing about Caramel is it. Like I don't know it's a little softer kind of like melts. Wise stick get the name to stick in there so we try chocolate instead name stuck perf. Oh by the way extra snack bacteria that Jack I discovered. Apparently Mr her she was supposed to be on the titanic had booked tickets to the titanic pantic but then like too much probably at a meeting with reecey snacker loved being back with you to start the week we could not feel better about.
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"verizon" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
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"verizon" Discussed on The RV Podcast
"Us travelers who are going to more remote location. So right now, T mobile and sprint, their individual holdings are so much more focused in very populated areas. They're gonna have spectrum holdings, that allow them to get out into the more rural and backcountry areas will be very important now with say somebody says, well, you know what I'm going to add Verizon with my AT and T or at AT and T. If my Verizon account, do they need to get a separate data card for that if they're going to go with the jet Packer, my fi, or will that my five jetpack work with both carriers. So most jet packs or mobile hotspot devices are optimized for each carrier. So a Verizon jetpack it only really picks up the frequency bands. Verizon uses and there's some crossover with AT and T but you're going to be missing out on eighteen teeth key frequency band. So we don't only recommend it if you want one device to rule. Off and you wanted to go with a non on carrier branded sailor embedded router like a cradle point tour, a mo- fi or player. What do you find those, they're, they're more typically sold to business customers and to, like fleets of the putting them inside? Police cars and ambulances and stuff. So you have to kind of, you're not gonna walk into a variety store and get this young to do your homework. And there's, we've got the review linked to where you can buy them and stuff. But you can't get them on Amazon. You can't get them for places like five store, but you have to know what you're doing, or they're not really consumer focus you guys in. We will put links into to your great sites all your resources will put that in the show notes as well. So all right. So we're going to let's say the average RV'er who really does depend on connectivity now more than ever. If you don't again, if you don't do much just use your hot spot. But so you got AT and T. You got Verizon. What about the data plan, many of us have been really stung me? And particularly with horizon, and they are quote unlimited plan. Which suddenly finds me after I do one livestream on a Sunday night being throttled, or having it held back or put put in the you, I don't know how the explain it. But yeah, I guess you can do that. But me what happens when you reach that limit. And they quote throttle you on your unlimited plan that isn't so unlimited after. All right. So we are constantly tracking the best outta plans for our viewers to us. Basically, we call it home internet replacement, and those are data plans that provide a lot of high speed data. And unfortunately, for is unspecified..
"verizon" Discussed on Techstination
"Welcome to text the nation. Joining us Andy Beckmann, director of this at Garmon, thanks for joining us again, Andy thanks for having me, Fred. Well, you've got a new watch coming out. That's a little different from anything. You've had before. It's the garment vivo active. Three music connected by Verizon. We'll give us the over of what the what this thing can do. Yeah. We're super excited. We had just an awesome launch and announcement at CS this year. And yes with our first connected device. So basically when we say connected means it's got a it's got its own data plan. And we partnered with Verizon in regards to this. So so not only do you have just they all the amazing often features that you get with Iraq. It's three music. But now now you can also add in an connected portion of that. So and really the connected portion of that will allow you to do three or four just really special things. First one being. You can leave your phone at home. So many of our wearables today, you what you can do base because you think a live tracking so tread. I can I can go for a run. And if I have my phone with me, I can Email you, and then you can actually follow me while I'm out running. So it's really great convenience beach feature for for loved ones and family and friends to be able to follow me as that, you know, whether I'm out racing or training. And then the other thing that so basically, you can leave your phone at home now. And so have that live tracking feature a couple of other things that we introduced with the back of three music LT version is the ability to do this thing called incident detection, and assistant we've had it system or a incident detection on some edge devices before our by computers were basically, if you're you're outrunning writing, and you suddenly stop and say, you crash hor trip or whatever. Will automatically send a an incident detection message to your your emergency context, basically up to three -mergency context. So then they know that hey, something something bad happen. And basically they will receive a static location where you're at right now as well. The live track message that that they can follow you. So so that's on incident detection, and then the other cool thing that we that we launched with with this products, what's called, assistance, and assistance. Basically if you are out running or writing or wherever your internet activity, you can actually hold on the power button for roughly about five seconds. And you can send a a kind of a, hey, I don't feel comfortable message to your mercy context, and then you will receive a or your friends and family will receive a.
"verizon" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Today's Clark -rageous moment is one of those things. I just shake my head out to do things to harm our children. That's an area that really gets under my skin. And that's why you gotta know. Today's car courageous moment is focused like a bullseye on Verizon wireless. Clark Regis moment. Your kids may or may not use in school something known as remind it's a system where teachers are able to use text messaging to communicate with their kids in their classrooms to remind them. Hey, this assignments do don't forget, we got that quiz tomorrow all the rest. Well, it's been completely free on all cell phone platforms. For teachers detects message kids on the remind app was just a version of text messaging. Well, now Verizon deciding hey, we got all these people that are using this. Maybe we should make some money on this. So Verizon has decided to take text messaging turn it on its head and charge a massive fee, which will destroy the ability for teachers to be able to communicate in a simple way to all the kids in their classes and Verizon has gone into hiding from the media is not responding and is just going forward with cramming this on. That's why there's now a social media campaign going on to embarrass Verizon. I wanna make sure you know, it for rising. I want to tell you. My eyes are on you. Remember this? Pigs get rich hogs get.