Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants
Jul 28, 2020
Money to burn; why Wall Street loves NFLX
27 min

Netflix owes around $15 billion, yet it continues to spend money billions each year to fund its original programming. Is this a brilliant move to set it apart from the competition or a house of cards ready to collapse?


Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani Molla

This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.

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GeekWire
GeekWire
GeekWire
Scott Galloway on Amazon in a 'Post Corona' world
Amazon's big move into the pharmacy business last week wasn't a surprise at all, and it's just part of a larger plan to reinvent a trillion-dollar industry. Coming soon from Amazon: health insurance, predicts serial entrepreneur and NYU marketing professor Scott Galloway in his new book, "Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity." "Amazon knows a great deal about its best customers: what do they eat, do they buy exercise equipment or video games, do they have children, and are they in a relationship," Galloway writes in the book. "Between Amazon and Whole Foods purchases, the Amazon card, and all the 'pay with Amazon' merchants, the company has vastly more individualized data than any insurance actuary." That might sound like the makings of an Orwellian future, but it's just one of the ways that the crisis of the past year has rapidly accelerated the inevitable in the economy and society, as Galloway sees it. After going through years of change in a matter a months, he writes, the result will be a very different landscape on the other side. The book looks ahead to the day when we put this pandemic behind us and find that some of the most powerful companies in the world have only become more powerful, for better or worse for the rest of us. So where does that leave us? Scott Galloway joins us for a conversation about the "Post Corona" world on this episode of the GeekWire Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 min
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TWiT
Smart Tech Today 56: Wyze Cam v3 Review
* Matthew and Mikah discuss the latest features to come to the Google Assistant and Google Home products, the two celebrate the addition of HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to their Philips Hue lights, and Matthew reviews the Wyze Cam v3. * Google Home's new feature is a procrastinator's dream. Here's how to use it | CNET: https://cnet.co/3mqpMfI * Google wants to keep your family organized and entertained during Thanksgiving and holidays | USA Today: https://bit.ly/3of0d1X * Google Maps updates help you cope with the pandemic | The Verge: https://bit.ly/39sLBYt * Fitbit adds Google Assistant support to Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches | The Verge: https://bit.ly/3fTUIm4 * Philips Hue HomeKit Adaptive Lighting update now available in North America | iMore: https://bit.ly/33xMtHz * Somfy TaHoma motorized shades adding HomeKit support on December 1st | iMore: https://bit.ly/3qiK4dM * EV charging network ChargePoint adds Apple CarPlay support | The Verge: https://bit.ly/3fPSmES * Apple Watch becomes an iPhone viewfinder with this odd mount | Slashgear: https://bit.ly/3lsuxUS * Alexa Spoiling Christmas? How To Stop Amazon Delivery Announcements | IB Times: https://bit.ly/39xVLqP * Amazon's Echo Buds get new fitness tracking features | TechCrunch: https://tcrn.ch/3mr50g5 * You Need to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk | Gizmodo: https://bit.ly/39xVGDx * Wyze cam v3 | Wyze: https://bit.ly/37lxhhU * How to connect your Wyze Cam to Google Home for voice control | Gearbrain: https://bit.ly/3lrKVF4 * What are you really missing out on when buying a cheap, $20 security camera? | DigitalTrends: https://bit.ly/3qgIrwP * PICKS OF THE WEEK * Matthew: Backbone | https://playbackbone.com * Mikah: myQ Smart Garage Door Opener | https://amzn.to/36p9YEK Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/56 Sponsors: * GetArmorLock.com * Command Line Heroes - STT * expressvpn.com/stt
1 hr 20 min
City of the Future
City of the Future
Sidewalk Labs
Factory-based Construction
For about a century, architects and developers have dreamed of the promise of factory-based construction — after all, if Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry with assembly lines, why shouldn’t we be able to make buildings in factories, too? But, in North America at least, almost every attempt to revolutionize this industry has failed. But now, thanks to innovations in design, materials, and machinery — and a green wave taking over the industry — factory-based construction could be an idea whose time has finally come. In this episode: * [0:01 - 3:11] We take a fun trip back in time to Expo 67 and explore why the influential prefabricated concrete building Habitat 67 was just too ahead of its time. * [3:35 - 8:26] Northeastern University architecture professor Ivan Rupnik relays the history of factory-based construction, including Operation Breakthrough, the U.S.’s initiative to out-build the Soviet Union during the Cold War * [8:46 - 16:28] Sidewalk Labs Director of Product Design for Buildings Karim Khalifa and Associate Director of Building Innovations Lily Huang describe how Sidewalk Labs is developing an architectural kit of parts to allow architects to build with quality, speed, and sustainability * [16:43 - 22:30] Architect and author Susan Jones shares her experiences building her own prefabricated mass timber house and working on the committee to change international building code for mass timber To see images and videos of topics discussed in this episode, read the link-rich transcript on our Sidewalk Talk Medium page. City of the Future is hosted by Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk, and produced by Benjamen Walker and Andrew Callaway. Mix is by Zach Mcnees. Art is by Tim Kau. Our music is composed by Adaam James Levin-Areddy of Lost Amsterdam. Special thanks to Ivan Rupnik, Karim Khalifa, Lily Huang, and Susan Jones.
24 min
Boston Public Radio Podcast
Boston Public Radio Podcast
WGBH Educational Foundation
BPR Full Show 12/1/20: Kicked from the Curb
Today on Boston Public Radio: Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory talked about the President Trump’s sustained effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, stalled stimulus talks in Washington, and other national headlines. He also discussed the Globe series "Behind the Shield" and "A Beautiful Resistance." NBC Sports Boston reporter and anchor Trenni Kusnierek discussed news of Vanderbilt soccer player Sarah Fuller becoming the first woman to play in a Power 5 college football game, and the NFL’s stumbles in mitigating the spread of coronavirus among players and staff. Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Mass., broke down the details of a newly-released police reform bill from the State House, and weighed in on whether the proposed reforms would bring meaningful change to policing in the Commonwealth. We opened our lines to talk with listeners about the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you’re feeling about quarantine as we transition into winter. Food writer Corby Kummer discussed the end of a Mass. law allowing restaurants to use public space for outdoor dining, poor worker condition for restaurant delivery drivers, and other major food headlines of the week. NHPR reporter and producer Jason Moon talked about season one of the NHPR podcast “Document,” titled “The List,” which delves into New Hampshire's secret blacklist of police officers and the legal battle to make it public. We ended the show by returning to listeners, this time to ask: is Mass. doing enough to support its restaurants through the pandemic?
2 hr 45 min
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