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Miller and Condon on KXnO
Cowboys over the Giants in MFN, Baseball talk with Matt Snyder

Miller and Condon on KXnO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 49:25


Cowboys over the Giants in MFN, Baseball talk with Matt Snyder

Miller & Condon 1460 KXnO
Cowboys over the Giants in MFN, Baseball talk with Matt Snyder

Miller & Condon 1460 KXnO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 46:31


Cowboys over the Giants in MFN, Baseball talk with Matt Snyder

The Morning Animals
First Take 9-20-22

The Morning Animals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 10:26


First Take over MFN and the Eagles dominating performance See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Buck Reising on 104-5 The Zone
The Buck Reising Show Hour 1: What Is Going On??

Buck Reising on 104-5 The Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 43:15


Buck begins the show talking MFN before Ron Slay and Ramon Foster infiltrate the studio and chaos ensues. Emily Proud of CBS Sports joins the show to talk CFB.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Saigon Times Podcasts
MFN tariff on gasoline lowered to 10%

Saigon Times Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 6:00


The Government has given the nod to halve the most-favored-nation (MFN) import tariff on unleaded gasoline to 10% from the current 20%.

Medford Bytes
Medford Family Network ft Marie Cassidy and Caroline Cohen

Medford Bytes

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 38:01


Today's episode includes an interview with Marie Cassidy and Caroline Cohen about the Medford Family Network. For more information about the MFN you can visit https://www.themedfordfamilynetwork.org/ and for more information about Friends of the Medford Family Network you can visit https://friendsofthemfn.org/home. For more information about tickets to the Gala you can visit https://friendsofthemfn.org/gala and use promo code EARLYBIRD for 20% off until August 10. For information about sponsorship you can visit https://friendsofthemfn.org/galasupport. For more information about Prop 2 1/2 you can visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/proposition-2-12-and-tax-rate-process. Thanks so much for listening today's episode and as always, if you have feedback about this episode or ideas for future episodes, you can email medfordpod@gmail.com. You can also subscribe, rate and review the podcast on spotify and apple podcasts. Thanks so much for listening.

The AIE Podcast
The AIE Podcast #389 – Finding your inner Palpatine.

The AIE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 83:05


On this episode of The AIE Podcast... We have the summer of love schedule! We have some Dragonflight expansion information,but no spoilers! Merrily we march along towards patch 6.2. LOTRO wants to get the band back together And, we have Dr Gameology here to talk to us about all sorts of fascinating things! All that and more coming up right now... Podcast Audio Raw Video http://youtu.be/6VhaB4CnTos Open Welcome to episode #389 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: - (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guest Doctor Gameology! Welcome! Ok, we'll be going over this week's news in a few, but first, let's chat with Doctor Gameology! GAME NEWS The Gaming Persona Podcast - https://drgameology.com/podcast/ Dr. Gameology.com - https://drgameology.com Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/drgameology Twitter - https://twitter.com/DrGameology AIE News Community Summer of Love Start Aug 2nd, Tuesday Walk at 9:30pm EDT - WoW = Gusty (Shrine of the Fallen Soldier -> Booty Bay) - WoW Classic = Looci - (Shrine of the Fallen Soldier -> Gates of Orgrimmar) - Lotro = Maellung (will adjust the MFN from Monday to Friday) - Bree above the Bluff - SWTOR = BC & Corley - Alderaan - ESO = Redrum/Ken (Panther Fang Temple) - STO = Grebog (Wolf 359 Memorial) - GW = Dejara (Lion's Arch - Memorial Wall) - FFXIV = Abovan (FC House) End Aug 7th Gusty - in charge of the WoW coordination will sort out routes and fireworks. Pet battles/giveaways, Transmog runs, Visit the other side (horde/alliance flip) Gusty - D&D discussions - All sessions 4-5 players (make slots for 5?) DP Roberts -Thurs 8/4 9pm-1am Eastern Pelell - Fri 8/5 9pm-12am Eastern Duskmire - Sat 8/6 7pm-10pm Eastern Mementh - Sun 8/7 6pm-9pm Eastern. Titles and other details to come, including sign-up sheets. Mandatory Fun Nights Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not. Sunday - WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern Sunday - STO 8:30 pm Eastern Monday - GW2 9:30 pm Eastern Tuesday - SWTOR 9 pm Eastern Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern Friday - ESO 9 pm Eastern Friday - FFXIV (Mount Farming) Various times, usually starting at 8pm EST or later Saturday - LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern Saturday - FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern Saturday - Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern Streaming and Guild Podcast News SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 431: Bad Reputation https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-431-bad-reputation/ Any reputation that you can't get to legendary is a bad reputation. Syndicate was almost that way for us but help for that is coming in 7.1… and if you want to hear more about reputations in general, listen now! Boston Indie Scene – Behind The Games chat with Kate Olguin https://www.newoverlords.com/boston-indie-scene-behind-the-games-chat-with-kate-olguin/ We talk about Kate's EDU experience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, her experience building the indie game Call of Karen, her work sponsoring and organizing the Boston indie game dev scene, and her current game design role at Other Ocean Interactive working on games like Project Winter. Return to Dark Tower, Vampire Rivals Expansions, Capstone+? - Boards & Swords 199 https://boardsandswords.com/blog/bs199 Would you do a subscription to a board game company? How about play Legend of the Five Rings in D&D? We've got all that plus we both got a chance to play Restoration Games' version of the classic “Dark Tower” game. Star Trek Online - Fleet Action Report - Ep 105 2 year anniversary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ7nXjfSTyM This is a very special episode of Fleet Action Report. It is our 2 year anniversary and so we brought in the community to come and have some fun with us. We did some PVP matches just for fun and laughs,

LockerRoom India
Khriemelie Metha talks performance of TCA Nagaland Fighters at MFN 9 | Arsenba Ozukum | Imkongsunep Jamir | Avizo Lanamai | Matrix Fight NIght

LockerRoom India

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 18:15


The Combat Academy Nagaland head coach Khriemelie Metha opens up about the performance of his fighters at Matrix Fight Night 9 (MFN 9) which happened in Mumbai. Time Code: 00:40 - Reaction to the wins 01:50 - Arsenba Ozukum vs. Bishwamitra fight at MFN 9 05:50 - Imkongsunep Jamir vs. Kapil Kumar fight at MFN 9 08:15 - Avizo Lanamai vs. Abhishek Negi Fight at MFN 9 12:30 - How the team celebrated after the fight 13:38 - Camp for the fights and Chaitanya Gavali 15:01 - Amateur MMA career of the TCA Nagaland fighters 16:40 - Future plans for the team The MMA fighters from Nagaland made a statement on the undercard of Matrix Fight Night 9 in Delhi. All three fighters from The Combat Academy Nagaland picked up a win on the undercard. Arsenba Ozukum opened the card against Bishwamitra of Manipur in a Flyweight contest and secured a dominant decision victory. Arsenba was dictating the fight with his low kicks and gave no room for Bishwamitra to make a comeback in the fight. This was the second-straight loss for Bishwamitra in MFN when it was a memorable promotional debut for Arsenba. Imkongsunep Jamir made a statement in his fight against Kapil Kumar as he secured a second-round finish. Imkong was scheduled to fight Sahil Rana initially but an injury to Sahil brought Kapil into the picture on short notice. Imkong dominated the fight throughout the two rounds with his ground game and took home a comfortable win. Avizo Lanamai made it 3-0 for Nagaland on the MFN 9 undercard with a brilliant performance against Abhishek Negi. Avizo was in the driving seat throughout the three rounds and took home the decision win in the end. #MatrixFightNight #TCANagaland #IndianMMA

The AIE Podcast
The AIE Podcast #388 – Elf Burglar, where’s YOUR mind?

The AIE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 65:19


On this episode of The AIE Podcast... When New Content and the Summer of Love Collide We have a Flashpoint Newsflash coming in fast AIE in ESO goes to 11! Guild Wars 2 gets a little more balanced! And, we are talking amongst ourselves All that and more coming up right now... Podcast Audio Raw Video http://youtu.be/ZVlZpbHIxfY Open Welcome to episode #388 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Tetsemi: To my left is Mewkow: - (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mkallah: (Hey folks, there are Fig scones in the guild kitchen- and I don't mean the cat). This week we are having a host show! Welcome US!! Ok, we'll be digging into what we've been up to shortly, but first, let's cover this week's news... AIE News Community Mandatory Fun Nights Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not. Sunday - WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern Sunday - STO 8:30 pm Eastern Monday - GW2 9:30 pm Eastern Tuesday - SWTOR 9 pm Eastern Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - FFXIV (Sprout Raid) 10:00 pm Eastern Friday - ESO 9 pm Eastern Friday - FFXIV (Mount Farming) Various times, usually starting at 8pm EST or later Saturday - LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern Saturday - FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern Saturday - Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern Summer of Love SOL 2022 Notes Start Aug 2nd, Tuesday Walk at 9:30pm EDT - WoW = Gusty (Shrine of the Fallen Soldier -> Booty Bay) - WoW Classic = Looci - (Shrine of the Fallen Soldier -> Gates of Orgrimmar) - Lotro = Maellung (will adjust the MFN from Monday to Friday) - Bree above the Bluff - SWTOR = BC - Alderaan - ESO = Redrum/Ken (Panther Fang Temple) - STO = Grebog (Wolf 359 Memorial) - GW = Dejara (Lion's Arch - Memorial Wall) - FFXIV = Abovan (FC House) End Aug 7th Gusty - in charge of the WoW cordination will sort out route and fireworks. Pet battles/giveaways, Transmog runs, Visit the other side (horde/alliance flip) Gusty - D&D discussions - All sessions 4-5 players (make slots for 5?) DP Roberts -Thurs 8/4 8pm-11pm Eastern Palell - Fri 8/5 9pm-12am Eastern Duskmire - Sat 8/6 7pm-10pm Eastern Mementh - Sun 8/7 6pm-9pm Eastern. Titles and other details to come Streaming and Guild Podcast News SWTOR Escape Pod Cast https://www.newoverlords.com/swtor-escape-pod-cast-430-seeking-binocs/ We have a player made guild event coming next week that uses the macrobinoculars and seeker droids. You may have forgotten about them or never had the chance to start those missions. Behind the Games Podcast The People Are The Studio – Behind The Games chat with Hector Padilla of IO Interactive https://www.newoverlords.com/the-people-are-the-studio-behind-the-games-chat-with-hector-padilla-of-io-interactive/ Many game studios are having a moment right now where they need scale, and to learn to be better, more professional companies. IO Interactive has this figured out with leaders like Hector Padilla, a people manager at IO Interactive. IOI is the game studio that makes the Hitman series and soon a new 007 game. Hector focuses on making teams work together while developing all these great games. We talk here about an inside view of IO Interactive and Hitman, how to run a studio like a mature company, how to connect teams and people, and a little about the future of gaming. Thanks Hector and IOI! Working Class Nerds (NSFW) - Episode 158: Multiverse of Fetta Cheese! https://www.buzzsprout.com/143519/10888093 Marcus and Nick discuss Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with a great friend of the show, Joey Fetta!! The three of them indulge in their usual ridiculous side bar conversations, and give their breakdown of the movie! Enjoy! Boards and Swords Podcast BattleTech, Necromunda, Origins 2022 (Special Guest Ken from Geek-Craft!) - Boards & Swords 198 Apparently Backerkit is making its own Kickstarter like platform? Also Magic the Gathering is 30 years old?

Women We Should Know
Shifting the Paradigm of Medicine with Lisa Dougherty

Women We Should Know

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 46:12


  Lisa Dougherty recently joined Lesley on Women We Should Know to share her amazing journey. Lisa tells of her unique experience of being the first in her field, that is now dominated by men. Her company was the first in the field to launch on the internet and for years she was the only Medical Fitness Company in the Specialty area of addressing medical conditions ranging from cancer to diabetes and Alzheimer's on google. Lisa tells the fascinating story of convincing UC Irvine to design, develop and launch a Database Management Website for Medical Fitness practitioners. It was such a groundbreaking approach to health care that in 2016 the Huffington Post published an expansive profile on Lisa and what she was bringing to the world. That same year Lisa traveled to Washington D.C. where the Obama Whitehouse named her a Champion of Change. An honor that recognizes individuals and businesses doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. And, that was only the beginning. Listeners will hear the story of Lisa's audacity, resilience and tenacity in creating a series of health support programs for which there was no map. Lisa simply build one section until she ran into a gap that wasn't being filled, then created the next level to the organization. Inspiring and informative, this is an episode for anyone who intends to keep aging.   Lisa Dougherty started her fitness career in 1999 and has worked for over 20 years with clients with medical conditions or chronic diseases, amassing dozens of certifications and continuing education along the way.  Inspired by her father's cancer battle, she created the MedFit Network to help connect those with medical conditions to fitness, health & wellness professionals who could serve them. Later, seeing a gap in specialized education for these professionals, she founded the MedFit Education Foundation to facilitate and create high-quality education for all facets of medical fitness. She just recently launched MedFit Care which will offer medically necessary exercise prescriptions. Lisa and her powerful initiatives were featured in the Huffington Post and acknowledgment by the White House (Obama administration) as a Champion of Change Finalist in 2016, recognizing individuals and businesses doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. Lisa Dougherty: Improving Lives with Medical Fitness  About the MedFit Network (MFN) founded in 2013 MFN is both a professional membership organization for fitness and allied healthcare professionals, gyms, studios, integrative wellness centers, and students as well as a free online resource directory for the community to locate fitness and allied healthcare professionals with a background in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation in working with those with chronic disease or medical conditions www.MedFitNetwork.Org and www.MedFitProMag.com  About the MedFit Education Foundation (MFEF) founded in 2017 MFEF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating and facilitating education programming to empower fitness and allied healthcare professionals to work confidently with the aging population and those with chronic disease or medical conditions, disabilities, and women's health issues through online education, webinars, and conferences. www.MedFitEd.org, www.MedFitClassroom.Org www.MedicalFitnessTour.Org, www.MedFitTV.Org     About MedFit Care founded in 2021 MedFit Care is a telehealth division of MedFit that will offer medically necessary exercise prescriptions for consumers/patients to be able to use HSA/FSA monies to pay for personal fitness training and/or to be able to include personal fitness training as a medical expense on their income tax return. What can be done with a medically necessary exercise prescription    About MedFit Retreats LLC founded in 2022 MedFit Retreats will offer fitness & wellness retreats to fitness, healthcare, medical professionals, and the public at large via Mzima Wellness Retreats.   Post pandemic we are still facing a global health crisis and more people than ever before are concerned about their health, prevention, and reversing chronic disease.    Lisa and her powerful initiatives were featured in the Huffington Post and acknowledgment by the White House (Obama administration) as a Champion of Change Finalist in 2016, recognizing individuals and businesses doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. Lisa Dougherty: Improving Lives with Medical Fitness    Watch video version HERE

Economy Watch
Climate losses come as economies slow

Economy Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 6:07


Kia ora,Welcome to Friday's Economy Watch where we follow the economic events and trends that affect Aotearoa/New Zealand.I'm David Chaston and this is the International edition from Interest.co.nz.Today we lead with news New Zealand is claiming free trade wins in a deal with the EU.But first, American jobless claims inched higher last week although the rise was less than analysts had expected. There are now 1.3 mln American on these benefits now, also a small rise. We are clearly past the bottom, past the all-time low.Their PCE measure of inflation dipped a little in May from April, a pullback that wasn't expected. Core PCE is now running at 4.7%, the full PCE at 6.3%. The personal spending rise was much more modest in May that expected (up +0.2%) and may point to a weak Q2 GDP growth result, while the personal income gain was at +0.5% as expected.The widely watched Chicago PMI fell back to the levels of the last few months, but the main concern in this report was the sharpish retreat in new order level growth. Aquarter of firms saw fewer new orders received in June.Japanese industrial production slumped in May, the second straight month of decrease and the steepest pace since May 2020. However, it probably recovered in June. But from a year ago it will still be lower.China was expecting its factory PMI to expand in June after contracting in the prior three months - and it did. But only just and by less than expected. The sudden shift in their services PMI from contraction to expansion was more impressive however. But these are the official data. We should wait for the private surveys before getting too carried away. And all countries got a bounce after lockdowns, bounces that have been hard to sustain.Elsewhere in China, several regions have announced plans to increase coal production, as part of the country's efforts to ensure energy supply and stabilise prices. Full-year coal output is expected to increase by 200 million tonnes this year. That will be tough on the climate, already reeling from new restrictions imposed by the US Supreme Court on how Washington can regulate climate emissions.Yesterday we reported a topping out in the German inflation rate. Today we can reports their retail sales rose in May more than expected (from April), and their employment levels rose, dipping their jobless rate to just 2.8%.That fed in to an overall EU jobless rate of 6.1% which ranges between Spain's very high levels and Czechia's very low levels. Germany is near the lowest, France and Italy highish.In Europe, New Zealand has secured a new Free Trade deal. It is claimed it will increase the value of New Zealand's exports to the EU by up to NZ$1.8 bln per year but we have to wait 13 years for that level of benefit to kick in. Still it is a "better deal" that we got with the UK. This latest deal with the EU will benefit kiwifruit and seafood, and there will be an eightfold increase in the volume of beef we could export to the EU. Butter and cheese will now be able to be trade with the EU for the first time in many years.But to be realistic, the gains are all very minor, and the EU gave way on nothing of real advantage to us, certainly not on their bully-claims on labelling. But it does come with a MFN clause, so the tiny gains we won won't be trumped.In Australia, CBA, Australia's largest bank (and parent of ASB), has hiked fixed mortgage rates for customers by +1.4% ahead of next Tuesday's RBA rate review, as analysts say larger hikes are on the way for homeowners there. CBA no longer has any comparison fixed rates lower than 5% now.There was a sharper fall in containerised shipping rates last week, with prices falling hardest in the China to US routes. These costs are now -16% lower than a year ago after falling -3% this past week alone. On no routes are they rising anymore. Bulk cargo rates are now at a two-month low, and falling.Today is the end of the month in the world's major markets so we should be wary of shifts in the indicators because portfolio managers will be squaring away positions there, and that can twist the daily movements in a way that doesn't really reflect today's sentiment.The UST 10yr yield starts today -12 bps lower from this time yesterday at 2.98% and it is ending the month in New York about where it started. The price of gold is at US$1809/oz in New York and down -US$9 from this time yesterday.And oil prices are -US$5/bbl lower at just over US$105/bbl in the US, while the international Brent price is just over US$109/bbl. The falling American demand for petrol we noted yesterday is undermining the oil price.The Kiwi dollar will open today a little firmer at 62.5 USc. Against the Australian dollar we are unchanged at 90.4 AUc. Against the euro we are also unchanged at 59.6 euro cents. That means our TWI-5 starts today at just on 70.5 and up fractionally.The bitcoin price has moved down again since this time yesterday and is now at US$19,124 and down another -4.4%. Volatility over the past 24 hours has been very high at +/- 4.4%.You can find links to the articles mentioned today in our show notes.And get more news affecting the economy in New Zealand from interest.co.nz.Kia ora. I'm David Chaston and we'll do this again on Monday.

My Amazon Guy
Strike Through Sale Price: My Amazon Guy FBA Weekly Q&A with Jason Mastromatteo - May 24, 2022

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 64:54


Write your questions as a comment to this video. Join the channel today at https://www.youtube.com/myamazonguy00:00 My Amazon Guy FBA Weekly Q&A with Jason Mastromatteo 09:54 Welcome to Tuesday My Amazon Guy podcast11:06 Viewing the search volume history of a particular product13:14 Strike through sale price15:02 How to make links open in Amazon app16:12 Best strategy for variations PPC20:01 Recommended multi-channel listing software21:16 How to speed up the trademark registration process23:23 Sourcing a new design, changing photos, and using the same listing26:02 FBA channels have stopped selling particular goods27:35 What is against terms of service?27:53 Do contributions to an FBA listing take precedence over an MFN listing?30:17 Spending PPC on a keyword with high ranking31:05 Is changing the products go against the terms of service?32:22 The best way to get a listing reinstated35:53 Seller Support provided a very vague answer36:43 Writing off the inventory on yearly taxes38:00 Starting to vine a brand new product when it has available units39:31 Format of an Amazon link41:38 Listing as an FBA in all countries and getting fulfilled by own FBA country42:31 The best way to manage a PPC campaign in Europe43:59 Seller has 20 different parent SKUs with variations and keywords are overlapping 46:28 Seller added "kids" to his listing but it's not a toy47:33 "Off-white" got seller's listing removed for brand name IP47:52 Deleting the listing first before uploading a flat file48:15 What does "Your product is under a specific GI" mean?49:37 How to get clients for Amazon enhanced brand content service50:38 Adding new designs on a listing that's doing well53:07 Amazon keeps breaking up seller's shipments to different fulfillment centers54:41Amazon added bullet points to a seller's listing56:58 Fix stranded inventory gives the reason for "Restricted ASIN"58:22 How to merge all child ASIN reviews 58:58 New product's ship window was 30 days instead of just 2 days1:01:03 Seller got a generic "You cannot sell restricted products" response from Amazon1:01:43 Targeting all variations in auto campaign1:03:01 Seller got an error message "An error occurred when we tried to process your request."1:04:11 MAG SchoolRead nearly 100 testimonials about My Amazon Guy at https://myamazonguy.com/testimonials/Watch the most popular Amazon Tutorial playlists at https://myamazonguy.com/amazon-seller-fba-tutorials-guides-videos/Support the show

Urban Nomads Netwerk
Judith Stoop, MfN-Registermediator

Urban Nomads Netwerk

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 30:29


'Mediation is vertrouwelijk - een rechtszaak is openbaar.' Aan het woord is Judith Stoop. Zij is MfN-registermediator - de MfN is de Mediatorsfederatie Nederland, een kwaliteitsregister. Judith zelf over haar vak: 'Het is een manier om mensen te helpen zelf een oplossing te vinden voor hun conflicten. De mediator plaveit als het ware de weg voor partijen om zelf een oplossing te vinden die aansluit bij hun belangen.' In haar geval zijn dat arbeidsconflicten. Hoe gaat mediation precies in zijn werk? En waarom verdient het vaak de voorkeur boven het voeren van een rechtszaak? Het antwoord op deze en vele andere vragen hoor je in deze editie van de podcast. 00:38 Introductie Judith Stoop 00:52 Kwaliteitsregister mediators 03:36 Wat doet een mediator? 05:30 Arbeidsconflicten 09:57 Mediation duurt korter dan rechtszaak 11:38 Spelregels mediation 19:09 Praktijkvoorbeeld mediation 22:14 Drie oplossingsrichtingen 23:54 Vertrouwelijkheid 26:00 Oplossing niet vrijblijvend 28:54 Kosten mediation 29:14 Contactgegevens SHOWNOTES: - Geschikt Mediation: https://www.geschiktmediation.nl/ - Mediation federatie Nederland: https://mfnregister.nl/

My Amazon Guy
My Amazon Guy FBA Weekly Q&A - Ask Any Seller Central Question 04/09/2022

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 55:33


00:00 MAG FBA Weekly Q&A10:06 Introduction of Kristen Lasch, MAG Sr. Brand Manager10:43 MAG School launch has been a success11:17 If an exact KW clicked 10+ times w/o a sale, but perfectly describe the product, should I pause it, or leave it w/ a very low bid12:21 In your experience w/ the supplement category is the main image of a vitamin product better to be shown as a bottle, a box, or a combo bottle with a box image14:16 What is the best way to create a parent listing for exiting listings15:43 I have 200 pieces of a discontinued product that I didn't sell under my brand name, can I sell those units under another listing w/c isn't related to a specific brand16:54 Does your FBM listing having in the Buy Box count as a downward trend in you Winning Buy Box score in SC for FBA18:07 Is there any way to remove bad "customer review"18:53 How many KW should I advertise on? What's your general rule of thumb19:21 What's an easy way to check if a product on AMZ is patented20:24 I've been running FB Ads to my AMZ listings, do you think it's a better idea to run the Ads to my own Shopify store21:21 What percent of interns do you hire living in the USA compared to other countries21:44 What are your thoughts on the power banks/portable chargers for phones category23:12 Is there a way of seeing what product reviews I'm getting for a particular child (color)24:27 Can you go into some more detail on how you can get a listing to rank higher for a particular KW25:33 What's the easiest way to remove a child ASIN from a parent26:35 If I have a KW in my BR and PH match campaign that is performing well and I move it to its own exact match, do I negative exact that KW in the BR and PH match campaign27:47 I'm trying to add an MFN variant via flat file, I keep getting an error saying that the title doesn't match AMZ database, but I literally copy and paste it30:38 A product I launched in mid-December is now sold out. The launch was underwhelming, TACOS was 40% 11 reviews w/ a 4.1/5 rating. I sold a small version of the product but I noticed many people came onto my listing but searched for the large version, hence my conversion was low. Should I start again from scratch as an entirely new listing and sell the large version?31:41 What is the most idiotic response you have ever received back from Seller Support33:23 What are the first steps you would take to revive a struggling listing35:40 When is MAG School Design Course coming36:15 Banana for scale listing images37:13 All caps in bullets and titles37:58 May brand name has always automatically loaded to the front of my title when displayed. No category change and all competitor brand names show up38:45 If I convert an independent listing into a child and place it under a parent listing is it possible to easily switch it back and make it an independent again39:07 We are getting a lower Winning Buy Box score when we are the only seller40:30 What is the most critical KPI to monitor on products daily to make sure the product is going in the right direction42:18 If we add our product listing on AMZ and get an inspection result fail, what should we do at that time should we delete our listing or wait until to get a 2.0 version of our products because of FNSKU43:21 Can you speak on the lean startup method for launching a product45:28 How to approach seller support for the re-measuring of storage volume47:53 I'm in the phone case category, creating variations via flat file. Size is a non-visual dimension in my category. Is there any way to force DCM so that the correct images show48:46 How much do you charge for PPC management service49:08 Regarding the relaunch question, since being back in stock it is not nearly as well as before going OOSSupport the show

Almond Journey
Almond Byte, April 2022: Australia/India deal, Logistics Update, EU Pauses Sustainable Strategy

Almond Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 5:33


Australia and India ink new Trade AgreementIt has been in the works for a long time, but it appears Australia and India have finally concluded their Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IndAusECTA) on April 2, 2022. The agreement provides for competitive tariff elimination or reduction on a wide range of goods including Australian almonds. The aim is to enhance bilateral trade to $54 billion in the next five years which is currently at $27.5 billion. As soon as the Agreement is ratified by both parliaments, India has agreed to create a combined annual tariff rate quota up to 34,000 MTs for shelled and inshell Australian almonds. From the information available, it appears importers will be required to obtain import licenses to utilize the TRQ. The in-quota rate will be 50% of the current MFN rate which would equate to 17.5 rps/kg for inshell and 50 rps/kg for shelled almonds. Meantime, the U.S. duties, given retaliatory tariffs, remain at 41 rps/kg for inshell, and 120 rps/kg for kernels. This is only the second agreement that India has signed in the last 10 years. The last agreement India signed was with Japan in 2011 followed by the UAE and now Australia in 2022. The deal with India removes tariffs on more than 85% of Australian goods exported to India, worth US$9.4 billion, rising to almost 91% over 10 years. Tariffs will be eliminated on sheep meat, wool, copper, coal, alumina, fresh Australian rock lobster, and some critical minerals and non-ferrous metals to India. It will see 96 percent of Indian goods imports enter Australia duty-free. Australia is currently negotiating nine FTAs including bilateral agreements with three of its largest trading partners, China, Japan and South Korea. Meanwhile, the United States is waiting to engage in talks related to the proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. Transportation-Logistics Update The Senate unanimously approved the Ocean Shipping Reform Act in a vote last week. The bill's support comes at a time of peak congressional concern over the resiliency of American supply chains, which has become an even more critical issue in light of the Ukraine/Russia conflict. The bill, which aims to ease maritime supply chain issues, “is designed to support the growth and development of U.S. exports and promote reciprocal trade in the common carriage of goods by water in the foreign commerce of the United States.” The bill now goes into a process to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions. Once the differences are worked out, the bill will need to pass both chambers a second time. Have logistics updates you want to share? Please contact: bdensel@almondboard.com The EU hits “Pause” on its Sustainable Food Strategy The war in Ukrane has “pressed the pause button” on the EU's flagship food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy, but the long-term ambition for the sector remains unchanged, according to the EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides. Between skyrocketing food prices and shortages of key inputs such as fuel and fertilizer, the war has sent the EU agri-food sector reeling. “We're working hard to address global food security and for food affordability in the EU, including finding alternative feed sources for the short term,” said EU Health Commissioner Kyriakide. EU Commission and European industry have been meeting frequently to identify those temporary measures and policy implications brought about by the war and disruption to food supply systems. Several short-to-medium term measures are being considered to minimize disruption, which includes allowing farmers to plant crops on marginal/set-aside lands, packaging label changes, etc.

National Security Conversations with Happymon Jacob
NSC : “Without a Full Trade Partnership,You Don't Have the Ballast for a Strategic Partnership” | Episode 122

National Security Conversations with Happymon Jacob

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 46:04


In this episode, Dr Happymon Jacob speaks with Amb. (Dr.) Mohan Kumar (Retd. Indian Diplomat and Professor of International Affairs at O.P. Jindal Global University) about the recently concluded free trade agreement between India and Australia. The discussion dwells on India's foreign trade policy more generally. Amb. Kumar explains why India opted out of the RCEP negotiations and highlights that India's approach now is to have Free Trade Agreements with individual countries tailor-made to suit its exports. He also highlights that migration issues in the trade flow can be reduced by the ‘Labour mobility and Partnership Agreement' between the countries. Amb. Kumar also stresses the importance of foreign trade in the growth of India's GDP. While addressing the lack of competitiveness in the Indian markets, he discusses the lack of political will that has allowed India to be held hostage to vested interests in terms of foreign trade agreements. He points out how India is moving from the Act East policy to entirely Acting West in FTA negotiations. He is critical of India for not promoting regional trade agreements with its South Asian neighbours. While he believes that trade partnerships with Japan, Australia and South Korea can help reduce India's dependency on China, he is concerned about India's trade with ASEAM. India's exports face higher tariffs in the ASEAN market than the Chinese exports to ASEAN. Alerting us to the significance of Vietnam's foreign trade agreements with the European Union, he makes a case for India and the EU to conclude an FTA or Indian products will lose out to Vietnamese products. In summary, Dr Kumar explains how international trade is becoming more preferential, strategic, and reciprocal in nature, opposite to what the WTO-regulated MFN-based trade had to offer.

A Place of Possibility
018: Former US Ambassador to Germany Talks Russia Invasion, Your Portfolio, and Market Impact

A Place of Possibility

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 47:07


It's hard to turn on the T.V., pick up the newspaper, or look at social media without seeing something about Russia, Ukraine, sanctions, gas, oil, etc. The list goes on. There's so much noise and so much misinformation that it's hard to know what's what and how the Russian invasion is and will continue to impact the rest of the world and us here at home. So, to help sift through the information overload, we're thrilled to welcome former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, John Emerson, to the show. John works in global distribution as the vice chairman of Capital Group International, Inc. and has over 20 years of experience with the firm. He most recently served as the United States ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2015, John was awarded the State Department's Susan M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service, which is given annually to one non-career ambassador, and in 2017 he was awarded the CIA Medal and the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Public Service award. Before accepting the ambassadorial posting, John was president of Capital Group Private Client Services. Prior to joining Capital, he was deputy assistant to President Clinton, where he coordinated his economic conferences, served as the president's liaison to the nation's governors, and led the administration's efforts to obtain congressional approval of the GATT Uruguay Round Agreement and the extension of China's MFN trading status. Additionally, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Interestingly enough, John was ambassador to Germany from 2013 to 2017, right when the whole Ukraine crisis started, so he's observed the issues taking place overseas from the beginning. In this episode, we will be tackling some of the hard-hitting questions about the Russian invasion, including, What Putin's trying to accomplish with the invasion How effective sanctions are How the Ukrainians have been able to hold off the mighty Russian army for this long If there will be serious long-term repercussions to our financial markets And more. While the situation is still very much unfolding, and we may have a way to go before we see an end to this crisis, we hope this episode and the insights from John will help ease your mind. We thank you for taking the time to listen or watch this episode, and we'll catch you behind the microphone.

Two Minutes in Trade
Two Minutes in Trade - Bill Introduced Will Ban Russian Energy Products

Two Minutes in Trade

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 3:10


Russia may lose MFN status in the U.S. and other countries. Energy products may be banned from import. Listen for more on today's two minutes in trade.

Full Press Saints Podcast
Ian Book/ Bucs Recap

Full Press Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 36:24


Alec and Matt discuss what went right in the game last week against Tampa Bay, and what does Ian Book bring to the table heading into MFN we hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas!

Maratona NFL
Maratona NFL S04EP15 - Run. Patrios. Run! e Brady demitido

Maratona NFL

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 100:04


Nessa semana Carlos Oliveira e Ruan Nascimento debatem a vitória do New England Patriots sobre o Buffalo Bills no MFN. A demissão do coordenador ofensivo do Carolina Panthers e a provável aposentadoria de Big Ben. A Fabi Vinco traz o Injurty Report --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carlos-oliveira58/message

Somebody’s Dope! with Rhonda Jane
FINALLY!!! Ya Favorite Cannabae aka The Highest Goddess Rhonda Jane has ascended and arrived!!!

Somebody’s Dope! with Rhonda Jane

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 20:12


Where have I been? What have I been up to? Where we headed next? Rhonda Jane taps in after an extremely long hiatus and gets right into business! Here I shoutout Imani Cohen (@hoodhealer) for introducing me to one of my lifelines and sister soulmates Angelique Juarez (@vngeliquemonet) of Artist, Visionary, Dreamer and I further explain, briefly, how I then introduced her to one of my other lifelines and sister soulmate, Vanessa Vaz (@thestylishrebel) of Melanin & Chlorophyll and from there we became a DIVINE TRINE

Gaming Sandbox
Star (Dread XP)

Gaming Sandbox

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 65:29


Join our discord server: https://discord.gg/22xqS2zu8U Following on from last week's episode with Ted Hentschke of Dread XP, this week Odhrán sat down with Star, the Communications Director at Dread XP. In this episode, we discussed all things from the beauty of small, wackier indie titles, to what Dread XP are working on (Dread Delusion, SPOOKWARE & MFN) and much more. Oh, Odhrán also gushed over John Szymanski for 5 minutes Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamingSandbox_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GamingSandbox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gamingsandbox_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gaming-sandbox/?viewAsMember=true

SouthsideKnows Podcast
The MFN.MOTIS Interview

SouthsideKnows Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 77:49


In today's episode we got @MFN.MOTIS in the building!! Dropping his new album called “ FULL MOON” and more!!! FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!! MORE ENTERTAINMENT !!!!! More Timothy "Southsideknows" Rawl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southsidekn... Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SouthsideKnows Facebook: https://facebook.com/Southsideknows More Gyles '19" Dillard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Phorever19 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TasanAshanPh... { NEW SINGLE!!! "OUT THE POUND" !! } ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS!!! https://open.spotify.com/track/0Jy4XKP0erREImuZp0gY0X?si=318cc53dd03b46b3 MFN.MOTIS NEW ALBUM " FULL CIRCLE" https://open.spotify.com/album/5iuvoZa6e6mvOCcwnFPg4B?si=kB5yIrNJS9mp2UGV1242IQ TODAY'S SPECIAL GUESTS INFO!!!! MORE @MFN.MOTIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mfn.motis MORE @_shimmy.f Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/_shimmy.f --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/southsideknowspodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/southsideknowspodcast/support

Developing The Leader Within Podcast
Episode 63: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Jimmy Cox.

Developing The Leader Within Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 35:42


In this podcast episode, I speak to Jimmy Cox (Founder and CEO of Military Fresh Network and MFN Consulting Group) about leadership and entrepreneurship. We speak about his Army service, his vision for MFN, and the journey he is on to get MFN to a nationally and globally recognized brand. We also discuss advice for the new entrepreneur and ways to avoid some pitfalls in business. www.militaryfreshnetwork.com info@militaryfreshnetwork.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Biblioteca Del Metal
Alaska , De Bernie Marsden - (El Proyecto Despues De Whitesnake)

Biblioteca Del Metal

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 56:13


La Tienda De Biblioteca Del Metal: Encontraras, Ropa, Accesorios,Decoracion, Ect... Todo Relacionado Al Podcats Biblioteca Del Metal Y Al Mundo Del Heavy Metal. Descubrela!!!!!! Ideal Para Llevarte O Regalar Productos Del Podcats De Ivoox. (Por Tiempo Limitado) https://teespring.com/es/stores/biblioteca-del-metal-1 La primera aventura musical seria de BERNIE MARSDEN fue con una banda llamada Skinny Cat con base en el área de Oxford / Bucks allá por 1970. En 1973, después de convertirse en profesional, BERNIE MARSDEN se unió a Phil Mogg en UFO (un secreto bien guardado durante años) y se unió al ex-bajista de Jethro Tull Glen Cornick en Wild Turkey, continuamente de gira por el Reino Unido y Europa, donde conoció a Cozy Powell, quien estaba entonces con Algarabía. Con las dos bandas de gira, se formó una relación cercana entre Cozy y Bernie, lo que los llevó a unirse al legendario Hammer con una línea que entonces no era elegida: Don Airey, dive Chapman (de la banda de Jeff Beck y Cozy Powell) Bernie Marsden en la guitarra. , Franic Aiello canta Neil Murray luego reemplazó a Clive Chapman y la formación se mantuvo igual hasta que la banda se separó en 1975, desafortunadamente sin grabar un álbum. Después de la decepción por la desaparición de Hammer, Bernie se unió a Babe Ruth y grabó dos álbumes para Capitol Records 'Stealin' Home 'y' Kid's Stuff en 1975 y '77. Kid's Stuff vio la aparición de nombres como Don Airey Nell Murray y Cozy Powell en el álbum. Ha sido descrito como el primer álbum en solitario de Bernie Marsden disfrazado de Babe Ruth. Después de Babe Ruth, Bernie comenzó su larga relación de trabajo con el campamento de Deep Purple, uniéndose a PAL - Paice, Ashton, Lord en el 76. La banda produjo un álbum 'Malice In Wonderland, en Polydor. Mientras trabajaba en Munich en el segundo álbum PAL inédito, Bernie Marsden conoció a David Coverdale y se creó un nuevo equipo. Tras el regreso de David al Reino Unido, se formó la composición de canciones de Coverdale, Marsden, Moody y el nacimiento de White Snake evolucionó en el boom del punk a finales del 77. Con las compañías discográficas solo dispuestas a firmar, se lanzó un EP 'Snakebite' en vinilo blanco, ahora un artículo de colección a £ 20 la copia. EMI firmó a la banda y le siguieron canciones como Come On ',' Love Hunter 'y el éxito de rock clásico' Fool For Your Loving '. En 1979 Japón le ofreció a Bernie un álbum en solitario, grabó “And About Time Too” con Cozy Powell, Jon Lord, Simon Philips, Ian Paice, Neil Murray, Don Airey y el legendario Jack Bruce en el bajo. “Un sueño hecho realidad, Jack Bruce tocando en mi álbum en solitario, seguí pellizcándome”, dijo Bernie. Después de una intensa gira de Whitesnake, 7 álbumes increíbles en cinco años y un segundo LP en solitario 'Look At Me Now', se sembraron las semillas de una separación, cita de Bernie: “Solo quería hacer algo nuevo, Whitesnake era una gran banda para estar en, pero después de cinco años de gira intensa, los bordes estaban comenzando a deshilacharse. Nos fuimos todos amigos cercanos, si me hubiera quedado más tiempo no creo que hubiera pasado ”. La división se produjo en mayo de 1982. Fuera del centro de atención, Bernie se tomó un tiempo para escribir nuevo material, ALASKA de BERNIE MARSDEN surgió con una formación de la siguiente manera: - Guitarra BERNIE MARSDEN (ex-Hammer, Babe Ruth, Whitesnake), teclados RICHARD BAILEY (ex-Magnum, Trapeze) , Voz de ROBERT HAWTHORN, batería de JOHN MARTER (ex-Voyager, Marillion), bajo BRIAN BADHAMS (ex-Rainmaker). El producto final de esta colaboración es 'Heart Of The Storm' (MFN 23) lanzado en Music For Nations el 11 de mayo. También se tomó un sencillo 'Susie Blue' del álbum y recibió una amplia difusión nacional. Desde entonces, Richard Bailey dejó la banda para tocar teclados con Whitesnake. Durante octubre de 1984, Alaska realizó una gira por Europa como invitada especial a Manowar.

Reorg Ruminations
Americas Core Credit: The Dangers of Weak MFN Protection in Loan Documents (Apr. 23, 2021)

Reorg Ruminations

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 18:33


On this week’s podcast the Americas Core Credit by Reorg team discusses highlights from this week as well as a look ahead at the upcoming week, plus the team takes a deep dive on the dangers of weak MFN protection in loan documents. If you are not a Reorg subscriber, request access here: go.reorg-research.com/Podcast-Trial

Two Minutes in Trade
Two Minutes in Trade - Savings Strategies: E-Commerce and Section 321

Two Minutes in Trade

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 3:00


Low-value Section 321 shipments are exempt from not only base MFN duties but also Section 301 and other tariffs, but importers should be aware of several considerations when making such shipments.

Stay Regal Radio
A Moment in HERstory: QUEEN

Stay Regal Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 74:23


We kicked off the first episode of A Moment in HERstory with the one & only Queen Christina Joy!! Pull up a chair & take notes, as Sis drops Gems about everything from Beauty, Brains, Business, & giving back to the Black Community. Most importantly, Queen’s story encourages and shows us just what the hell can happen in a year & a half when you bet on yourself and do the MFN work. Also, when inspiration hits, don’t sleep or sit on it!! Queen is sure to keep making big waves with her fashion, her strategic intellect, and her program to give back to the hood. Make sure yall tap in with Sis on her socials & blog. Also, links to the books discussed are listed below. Queen’s Socials: https://www.facebook.com/QueenChristinaJoy https://www.instagram.com/queenchristinajoy/ Books: I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual https://luvvie.org/im-judging-you-book/ Pussy Prayers https://www.blackgirlbliss.com/pussy-prayers The Coldest Winter Ever https://www.amazon.com/Coldest-Winter-Ever-Sister-Souljah/dp/1416521690 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stayregalradio/support

Top 5 of Death Podcast
EP 357 ToAskA # Cellar Master/Fermentation Scientist

Top 5 of Death Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 149:24


We are joined by yet another member of the MFN community who works as a Cellar Master who makes wine and is a fermentation scientist. Die.

Popping Corks w/ Winemaker Eric Jensen
Sitting down w/ KIIS FM Legend JOJO Wright

Popping Corks w/ Winemaker Eric Jensen

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 67:08


Sitting down with JOJO Wright from KIIS FM. He shares some of his best stories from the years, including visiting Neverland Ranch, Dallas Cowboys, and many more. In this episode, they pop corks on 2 bottles of LEVO from Paso Robles.

Popping Corks w/ Winemaker Eric Jensen
Sitting down w/ World Series Champs Joc Pederson and Austin Barnes

Popping Corks w/ Winemaker Eric Jensen

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 61:09


Sitting down w/ Joc Pederson and Austin Barnes fresh off the 2020 Dodgers World Series Win. Lots of great stories and we find out who is better at Basketball. Of course, all this happens after we pop some corks - some bourbon and a little Arista Chardonnay.

Leverage Radio
Episode 43 with Anshul Jubli

Leverage Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 59:33


On this edition of Leverage Radio, we have the one and only King of Lions Anshul Jubli grace us with his presence. Anshul is a driven young man, who has conquered the Indian MMA scene and is sitting atop the MFN mountain as an undefeated and uncrowned champion in the lightweight division. Anshul is humble, hardworking and sincere, with the sole focus on improving his skills and representing India on a world stage. Anshul is coming off a great win over a tough opponent and we discuss what lies ahead for him, his journey and what motivates him. A genuine pleasure to speak with this champion. We wish him nothing but the best for his future and upcoming fights.

D3 Mission LOG
Season 1, Episode 6: Lessons learned in designing Third Derivative's seed startup investment documentation

D3 Mission LOG

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 7:37


Episode 6 of the weekly Podcast with Bryan Guido Hassin of Third Derivative and Danny Kennedy of New Energy Nexus. They discuss the journey these two companies have chosen to take, to boldly go where no climatetech accelerator has gone before. This week's Topics: 1. Goals: support startups, investor diligence cost / table stakes 2. Design principles: minimize transaction costs, founder friendly 3. Convertible note with discount, no cap 4. Modeled on SAFE but convertible for more global fit 5. MFN clause allows flexibility to take other paper 6. One SPV investor invested BECAUSE of our note: - Other funds get hung up on terms - We got dozens of startups in just a few weeks b/c of simple, friendly terms - Rather than haggling/negotiating, we're helping / co-creating success Featured Company of the week: Switched Source: smart grid power electronics => mesh topology, increasing capacity and reliability ($9M SCALEUP grant from ARPA-E) Links: Third Derivative Portfolio New Energy Nexus Network Slack Community Switched Source SCALEUP—Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential PDF You can also watch the D3 Mission Log on the D3 YouTube video channel.

Popping Corks w/ Winemaker Eric Jensen
Sitting down w/ actor, director, Adam Rodriguez and former NFL & Notre Dame great Derrick Mayes

Popping Corks w/ Winemaker Eric Jensen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 80:54


Talking wine w/ 2 great guys. Actor, Director, and screenwriter Adam Rodriguez of CSI Miami and Criminal Minds and his good buddy Former NFL Green Bay Packer and Notre Dame legend Derrick Mayes.

The Transition
Selling apparel to build community and help veterans look fresh with Jimmy Cox, Founder & CEO of the Military Fresh Network

The Transition

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 41:27


What's up Everybody, welcome to another edition of the transition, a show aimed at demystifying the entrepreneur experience for those of you looking to make the transition from the military into entrepreneurship. I'm your host IRON Mike Steadman a Marine Corps Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, and member of the Bunker Labs Team.  In the following episode, I interview retired army veteran, Jimmy Cox, Founder and CEO of the Military Fresh Network and the Military Fresh Network Consulting, a media company that connects the military community with likeminded individuals and bridges the gap between the American public with those who serve. As a former army recruiter and marketing specialist, Jimmy founded the Military Fresh Network to "show & prove" that veterans can serve our country, yet remain the unique individuals we were created to be. Initially established as an Instagram account highlighting veterans in their element, whether through fitness, business, or simply looking "Fresh" on the gram, the brand has emerged into a full-fledged media company, overseeing multiple products and brands to promote its "Fresh" state of mind.  Jimmy is unapologetic in MFN's approach to highlight the fastness of diversity within our nation's military. After not seeing enough representation of black and Latin x  culture in the military apparel space, Jimmy and his team decided to create their own apparel and products to bridge the gap. Diversity and Inclusion aren't just buzz words to MFN, it's part of their brand identity. You can see by who's rocking their apparel and who's holding their newly launched "Fresh flask," the freshest and most culturally diverse flask and tumbler company to donate.  Jimmy shares insight into the challenges he's faced building MFN, from generating sustainable revenue, to feeling ostracized at veteran entrepreneur networking events. Jimmy doesn't hold back any punches and shares his truth of establishing his own niche in the veteran ecosystem.  If you're an entrepreneur looking to launch an apparel company, or just looking to gain more knowledge in general, My hope is that through Jimmy's story, you're able to apply many of the lessons in your own entrepreneurial journey.

Motivation and Mimosas
No Name New Year..(2021)

Motivation and Mimosas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 20:47


Many of you THINK you took hella L's this year, but you don't lose in your own lane! Take everything you learned in 2020 and apply MFn pressure in 2021.. No name.. No labels.. Just Action! Come Sip with me!!

Qué le vamos a meter?
78. Trevor Lawrence está feliz

Qué le vamos a meter?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 43:09


UFC Pre fight Podcast (Hindi)
MFN 5 Pawan Maan vs Sandeep Dahiya 2

UFC Pre fight Podcast (Hindi)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 16:17


MFN 5 Pawan Maan vs Sandeep Dahiya 2

LockerRoom India
Fight Stories EP: 01 - Srikant Sekhar recalls his fights with Jason Solomon Ramesh and Rajinder Meena at Matrix Fight Night

LockerRoom India

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 20:25


It was two fights at Matrix Fight Night that made Srikant Sekhar one of the most talked-about athletes in Indian MMA. He got a huge win over Rajinder Singh Meena at Matrix Fight Night 1 and then followed it up with another win over Jason Ramesh Solomon in the main event of Matrix Fight Night 2. In this interview, Srikant opens up about the stories behind both these fights. He reveals how the Matrix Fight Night offer came to him, how he was supposed to fight Jason Solomon in BRAVE CF, how his debut in MFN almost got canceled, whether his callout of Jason was planned, and much more. You can see the time codes for the audio below. Time Code: 00:31 – How the MFN Offer came to him 02:05 – How he was supposed to fight Jason in BRAVE CF 04:26 – His camp for Rajinder Singh Meena 05:10 – How he got into a fight ahead of MFN debut 06:45 – Discussion about canceling the fight and Game plan 07:52 – Why there was no glove touch against Rajinder Meena 09:56 – Talking to Rajinder after the fight 11:09 – Was the callout of Jason Ramesh Solomon planned 14:25 – His preparation for the fight with Jason Ramesh Solomon 16:09 – The game plan he had for Jason and how the fight went 17:46 – The Bet that Krishna Shroff had on the fight 18:36 – The post-fight conversation with Jason Ramesh Solomon LockerRoom is home to the first-ever mobile app from India which is dedicated to MMA and Combat Sports news. You can download the app at the link below. #MatrixFightNight #SrikantSekhar #MFN5 Download the LockerRoom App for all the latest MMA news: http://onelink.to/6gkfh8

Avalere Health Essential Voice
Most Favored Nation Model Stakeholder Considerations

Avalere Health Essential Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 12:31


In this episode of Start Your Day with Avalere, our policy experts discuss the Most Favored Nation (MFN) drug pricing model due to begin on January 1.

My Amazon Guy
Amazon News: Seller Central Glitches, Growth, and Cyber Monday Looms #119

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 12:28


Portions of Seller Central went down Wednesday morning. I suspect system outages again on Black Friday or possibly Cyber Monday. Order reports will be delayed, not unusual. Lots and lots of glitches today. Affects reporting, shipments and more.Black Friday deals launched early this yearSeeing some FBA items lose buy box to MFN. This happened in May during peek buying on Amazon. FBA overwhelmed. Increase your MFN prices, or turn MFN off if you can’t handle a surge.Amazon has added 100 product type classifications and attributes. Some are auto classifying.Grocery is being standardized with sizing variations.Lot of parentages being broken up for color and size. Can’t make sense of it.Amazon added a “Growth” section on drop down in seller central, nothing of value in thereThe new brand drop down, however, is very valuable, check out weekly to monitor reviews and brand analytics.India Becomes Amazon’s Second Largest MarketplaceAmazon.com products auto translate to Spanish with customer preference settings.Still recommend putting in a couple of Spanish keywords peppered in on search terms and A+ content photos.Biggest question I have right now is what will the IPI requirements be in January and will the 90 day stock limitations go away. I think they will, but too early to tell.Brand registry pending trademark registration now done through regular brand registry portal. If you don’t have brand registry - a new section showed up yesterday to load videos for non brands in the video load section. This was supposed to be available 60 days ago but just seeing it for first time.Walmart back end has removed search termsThey might rely heavier upon titles and bullets as a resultEtsy uses “tags”Target’s ecommerce sales jump 154% in Q3 2020Walmart’s eCommerce sales jump 79% in fiscal Q3Amazon Pharmacy Business Adds Online Store, Free Delivery for Prime MembersGoogle “Amazon news” top result is “Will Amazon go bankrupt” and that’s pretty click baity but found it interestingAmazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not a hundred-plus years," he said. Bezos went on to say that it was his job to delay that date by as long as possible. Amazon turned 25 years old today, so it is fast approaching Bezos's 30-year benchmarkSelling tips for today - AB test A+ content and titlesRun video ads.Make sure campaigns don’t run out of budgetSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)

Vikings Brawl
Old Bay Seasoning

Vikings Brawl

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 60:54


Sports Comedian AMarie and former Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson don't care about anything else going on in the world because the Vikings now have three division wins in a row. OH WAIT and more importantly they won a Monday Night Football Game. That is correct, Kirk Cousins has won a Monday Night Football game AND at Soldier Field ( yes we are flexing). Oh also, Dalvin Cook had a total of 112 yards. So AMarie and Erin are ready to change the narratives on both QB1 and The Chef on MFN and against the Bears. After celebrating the win, the two bring on their second official guest stand up comedian/Cowboys fan Phil Duckett to preview the upcoming game ahead. This episode is full of fun! AMarie wants the world to know Kris Boyd is her favorite player and Erin wants CJ Ham to come on the pod. Lets see what happens? SKOL!

The Barber's Chair Network
First Black Champ: Brandi Rhodes Got Something To Say

The Barber's Chair Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 151:28


Bang said Brandi Rhodes is Lisa Turtle and we breakdown her latest viral promo to prove it! We peel back the layers of this honestly bad promo but we don't blame Brandi. We blame AEW as a staff, brand and mFn crew! We then shift gears and talk Old School wrestling and Cam has an interesting revelation about Ricky Steamboat. Survivor Series predictions are in and we talk the good, bad and honest about a wrestling union on this week's #FBCPod.

KSU 24/7 Podcast
Øyvind Blomstrøm - Musikere Fra Nordmøre

KSU 24/7 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 41:35


Øyvind Blomstrøm er en av Norges mest fremtredende gitarist (at Vanessa presterte å si vokalist forstår hun ikke selv. :)) Du kjenner han fra El Cuero og Orions Belte. Han samarbeider med utallige musikere som Egil Hegerberg, Monica Heldal og Ola Kvernberg, for å nevne noen. Bli bedre kjent med han i denne episoden av Musikere fra Nordmøre på Musikklikartorsdag, sendt 12.11.20. Musikken kan du høre på Spotify. Søkeord: MFN Øyvind Blomstrøm.

My Amazon Guy
Amazon Journey: Robyn Johnson - Planning on Black Swan Events PODCAST #100!

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 47:44


Robyn, the co-founder of Marketplace Blueprint, a digital agency that specializes in listing optimization and advertising on Amazon joins My Amazon Guy for a podcast on black swan events. She has over a decade of experience of selling online on Amazon, eBay, and other eCommerce venues. Exciting to have such a great expert on for our 100th podcast episode!What’s your storyHealth near death experience, blood clot in lung, thyroid cancer. “When things are going well, you don’t think to take time to have backup and set up ready to go and network to rely upon for unexpected growth”Happy habits https://www.businessinsider.com/gretchen-rubin-the-four-tendencies-framework-2017-4Upholders generally meet both inner and outer expectations, meaning they don't let others or themselves down.Questioners meet only inner expectations. They push back against and question all expectations. Above all, they do something only if they think it makes sense — they hate anything arbitrary.Obligers meet outer expectations but not always inner ones. In other words, they usually need some form of external accountability.Rebels resist both inner and outer expectations. They value authenticity and self-determination.Growing businessSometimes you need a year of plateau to get big growth.5% growth each year vs 0% one year and 50% the nextWhat laptop are you using to get Amazon passive income?Rich dad poor dad https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680194https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonlechter/What’s on your mind?When Amazon makes a change, why are they trying to solve?Q4AdsLogisticsMake sure cash flow in place3PL in place, MFN not just FBAProfitCan’t talk to someone at Amazon catalog teamManagement by abdication It’s also about Rocket Fuel About Robyn Johnson:Starting with only $100 taken from their emergency fund, she built a seven-figure business selling on Amazon and eBay in just a few short years. In the years since then, Robyn has not only continued to sell directly on Amazon but also to build a consulting and coaching business working with the most successful resellers in the space. Robyn is a regular contributor for Search Engine Journal and speaks at some of the most prestigious Amazon and Ecommerce conferences in the US and abroad. She has written a best selling book on Amazon called The Unlikely Entrepreneur about her journey starting her business. She has hosted multiple successful podcasts, including the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show and the Marketplace Blueprint Podcast. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)

Ach du Alarm Fantasy Football
Schema FF 73 - Friday Night Mics 1

Ach du Alarm Fantasy Football

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 71:40


In Friday Night Mics nehmen Benni und Seb das MFN und das TNF auseinander, diskutieren über die Entwicklung der Spieler und verraten welche Spiele sie am Wochenende am spannensten finden und welche man als Trash abtun kann. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ihr könnt uns außerdem auf Twitter (www.twitter.com/schema_ff) und Instagram (www.instagram.com/schema_ff) folgen, um immer auf dem neuesten Stand zu bleiben. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro und Outro von: Cinematic Last Hope by WinnieTheMoog Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5974-cinematic-last-hope License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Let's Rock Together by WinnieTheMoog Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6524-let-s-rock-together License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Macro Musings with David Beckworth
Scott Lincicome on the China Shock, Trade Policy, and US Labor Markets

Macro Musings with David Beckworth

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 61:35


Scott Lincicome is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Cato Institute where he writes on international and domestic economic issues, including international trade, industrial policy and manufacturing and global supply chains. Scott joins David on Macro Musings to discuss what we've learned so far about the so-called China shock and where we are today in the trade war. Specifically, David and Scott discuss the historical rise of Chinese exports, its impact on US labor markets, how certain policies make it harder for US workers to adjust, and whether the Trump administration marks a genuine regime shift in international trade.   Transcript for the episode can be found here: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings   Scott’s Twitter: @scottlincicome Scott’s Cato Institute profile: https://www.cato.org/people/scott-lincicome   Related Links:   *Testing the ‘China Shock’: Was Normalizing Trade with China a Mistake?”*by Scott Lincicome https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/testing-china-shock-was-normalizing-trade-china-mistake#:~:text=However%2C%20champions%20of%20the%20emerging,with%20China%20for%20particular%20scorn.&text=It%20finds%20that%20PNTR%20and,that%20PNTR%20critics%20now%20repeat.   *Clashing over Commerce* by Douglas Irwin https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo24475328.html   *Audaciously Hopeful: How President Obama Can Help Restore the Pro‐​Trade Consensus* by Dan Ikenson and Scott Lincicome https://www.cato.org/publications/trade-policy-analysis/audaciously-hopeful-how-president-obama-can-help-restore-protrade-consensus   *The 'China Shock', Exports and U.S. Employment: A Global Input-Output Analysis* by Robert Feenstra and Akira Sasahara https://www.nber.org/papers/w24022   David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth David’s blog: http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.com/

Destroy All Children
8/6/2020 - The Anime of Genre

Destroy All Children

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 103:12


This week is mostly about my feelings on Ghost of... Tsushima, followed by George ranting about Lunar 2 and MS Saga. It's a JRPG about, uhhh... Hold on, let me look at the card. Gun Damns? Gun-- Gundums. Gun... What the hell is this. Who cares. Theme song by David Cassel Outro music: "MFN" by Cibo Matto

Money Talks
Money Talks: MS Food Network

Money Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2020 46:04


Our guest is Dr. Charles Beady, the Executive Director of Mississippi Food Network, which began in 1983 as a warehouse facility that would accumulate, store, and distribute food for charities who would then make the final distributions to needy people in their community. MFN is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. https://www.msfoodnet.org/There are 430 agencies that distribute the food that MS Food Network accumulates.No.1 requested food donation: canned meatWhen NOT during a pandemic, volunteers who have registered help at the warehouse each month https://www.msfoodnetvolunteers.org/If your organization would like to host a food drive, please contact Stacey Cain at 601-973-7089 or scain@msfoodnet.org.If you are interested in making a corporate donation, please call Mack Matthews at mmatthews@msfoodnet.org or 601-353-7215.There are other ways to give:Monetary donationsShop at Kroger. When shopping at Kroger Stores, make a donation to MFN by registering your Kroger card with the Community Rewards Program (www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/) or through the scan card program found at all registers.Shop Amazon Smile. It’s just like “regular” shopping at Amazon.com, but .05 percent of your purchase can be designated for MFN. Sign up to support Mississippi Food Network today (smile.amazon.com).To contact MS Food Network:Mississippi Food NetworkP.O. Box 411Jackson MS 39205-0411info@msfoodnet.orgU. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Unemployment data https://www.bls.gov/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Bacon 'N Easter Eggs
028-Independence Day

Bacon 'N Easter Eggs

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2020 85:18


It's the MF'n 4th of July!

My Amazon Guy
Amazon Selling Challenges and COVID-19 Seller Central News #37

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2020 22:33 Transcription Available


Current Events with Amazon SellingOverwhelmed feeling? If you’re an essential worker you’re an unrecognized underpaid hero right now. If you are an non-essential worker you’ve been holed up in your house. My favorite comment I heard today was “What day of the week is it, March 53rd?”Out of budget advertising campaigns lowest hanging fruitShipping restrictions biggest frustration right nowFocus on MFN shipping for next 60 daysThings that are currently off right now at AmazonCouponsLightning DealsPrime Day being rescheduledInventory removalsFrequently bought together (saw it kind of come back but mostly still gone)NARF- not a pinky and the brain reference. Sell in Canada & Mexico with Amazon's North America Remote Fulfillment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2GNJAl2XdAProduct review emails are on the skirts. About to get banned. Saw the new review button on orders come out.Other related COVID-19 newsAir freight is like 5x more expensive right now.USPS international shipping disruptionsTime to process returns and refunds has been extended to 14 days. Goes back to 2 days June 1.Supply Chains still stressed.Massive amounts of listings taken down in the past month. So many My Amazon Guy created a new listing reinstatement service and it has been extremely popular and successful. https://myamazonguy.com/amazon-listing-reinstatement/Recording setting sales for 5% of our clients last week. This is after 25% of our clients have set records during a week in the past 30 days. Lot of new records keep getting set.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)

Physician on a Mission
The China Syndrome

Physician on a Mission

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2020 9:59


In this episode, Dr. Veltmeyer examines how the destructive policies of several American administrations dating back to Richard Nixon resulted in the wholesale looting of the U.S. economy to the benefit of Communist China. Through disastrous trade policies like MFN, China's membership into the World Trade Organization, and massive trade deficits, American workers and taxpayers singlehandedly rebuilt the Chinese economy and are on the verge of making Beijing the world's preeminent military and economic superpower.Support the show (http://drveltmeyer.com)

Your Best Lifestyles
Lisa Dougherty, Founder Of The MedFit Network

Your Best Lifestyles

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2020 60:06


Great interview with Lisa Dougherty discussing COVID-19, being quarantine, mental and emotional health, her MedFit Network, MedFit Education Foundation, MetFit TV, MedFit Professional Magazine, webinars and more. The MFN is both a professional membership organization for fitness,allied healthcare professionals, gyms,studios,integrative wellness studios and students and a free online resource directory for the community to locate fitness and allied healthcare professionals with a background in prevention,treatment, and rehabilitation in working with those with chronic diseases, medical conditions ,etc. listen in to see how you can connect. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourbestlifestyles/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yourbestlifestyles/support

My Amazon Guy
Advertising 2020 Tips for Amazon Seller Central #29

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2020 29:09 Transcription Available


Advertising is difficult. Competition is going up. On this podcast we go over Questions to Ask to Improve ACOS & Revenue on Amazon Seller Central.Get Ad management from the pros at https://myamazonguy.com/advertising-management/Are there any stock out concerns?Are all skus in ads?MFN in ads? FBA in ads?Focus on key products?Top 3 products should be main focus on ads.Products not selling much at all, should they get special campaigns to boost them?Are the ads segmented enough?Large catalog - more segmentationMultiple Manual non brand keyword campaignsBudget on campaign runs out, may need dedicated best keywords into separate campaign so they don’t run out of budget.Should we have campaigns for exact/phrase/broad? (Most likely do not need)Is there enough budget on the campaigns? Running out of budget? Do we need to ask the client to raise the budget?New listings in ads?New ads up? (Current client sheet has columns)Brand custom imageDisplay product targetingAny new ad campaign suggestions?New campaigns with fixed bids?Old campaigns up and down bids?Ad placement % adjusted, should it be in place?Only on top 3-5 keywords that are important and perform well. Create new campaign for best keywords, with % on top of search 100% up (or massage as needed)Do we have enough display category targeting setup?Can bid 15 cents on some campaigns here.Are the CPCs in place good? High? Low? How is the ACOS?Is enough offensive ASIN targeting in place?Ad groups using category targeting, negating ASINsNegative keywords? Campaign clean up? (Low priority)Portfolios needed? Archive bad paused campaigns?Download bulk update tool for data gathering?60 date download. Check box for placement data for campaign. Hit spreadsheet for download.Get Amazon Consulting at https://myamazonguy.com/Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)

My Amazon Guy
How to Generate More Amazon Product Reviews with eComEngine's Colleen Quattlebaum - Feedback Five #26

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2020 26:11 Transcription Available


Product Review Strategies have changed a lot in the past 3 years on Amazon. Today’s guest Colleen Quattlebaum, Marketing Manager with eComEngine, will tell us how to get more product reviews while staying compliant. Feedback Five is their flagship product and you've probably heard about them. They also have sourcing tools. Market Scout. Pricing tools. Been around the past 13 years. Monitor website changes with www.Wachete.com (Tool has alerts)Amazon making it easier to leave a review. Frustrating for sellers who want to respond to negative reviews. Stay white hat. Early reviewer program. Amazon Vine is on hold for 2 weeks. Use tools like Feedback Five. Amazon Approved Product Review StrategiesHow are reviews affected in the current environment (COVID-19)? Shifting to MFN from FBA. What are some effective and compliant ways to get more reviews on Amazon?Safest way “request a review button” on orders page. What are the benefits of the new Request a Review button in Seller Central?Lot of unknown. Take 100 requests to get 10-15 reviews.Get Amazon Consulting at https://myamazonguy.com/Article from EcomEngine on Request a Review Button.Amazon recently added a “Request a Review” button to the Order Details page in Seller Central, raising many questions for sellers. A clarification to the Amazon Communication Guidelines was also posted in November 2019. In this article, we’ll discuss both updates and what they mean for third-party sellers.How Does Amazon’s Request a Review Button Work?To send a review request with the Request a Review button, log into your Seller Central account. Go to the Manage Orders page and select the order that you would like to request a review for. Click the order to go to the Order Details page, and you should see the button on the top right side of the page.When you click the button, Amazon will send a seller feedback and product review request (in the same message) to the buyer for your order. The message will be automatically translated into the buyer's chosen language. You cannot send a follow up message to the same customer after the initial request has been sent. Requests can only be sent from 4-30 days after the order is delivered. Buyers cannot respond to the message. It's worth noting that this is a manual process in which the seller is unable to customize the message that is sent to the buyer. Sellers cannot respond to these messages.Great news: you can now schedule Request a Review automation using FeedbackFive!Getting started is easy. Just activate the Amazon Feedback and Review Request Template with any campaign in FeedbackFive. FeedbackFive will then tell Amazon which of your orders to send the request for based on your unique campaign settings. You can set it once and forget it, as FeedbackFive will continue to communicate with Amazon via a secure and authorized connection based on the sending rules you select. Learn more about how to automate Request a Review messages.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)

My Amazon Guy
Amazon Shuts Down Inbound FBA Shipments - Activate MFN! #14

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2020 5:45


Amazon is pausing inbound FBA shipments until April 5. If your company is able to ship MFN (Merchant Fulfilled) we recommend duplicating skus to offer MFN as an option to customers. When your FBA stock runs out, MFN kicks in. We keep MFN pricing $1 higher so FBA runs out first. This will maximize your sales during these volatile times. When many competitors stock out, you'll still be selling. If you are already active with MFN no action is needed. Or if your FBA stock has enough inventory to get to April, no action is required.Additionally - I want to speak to the overall situation. Amazon is seeing extremely high volumes of sales right now. Most businesses are seeing record sales. Your business as well as Amazon are likely to see an increase in demand as consumers stay home and opt to buy online instead of going to a store. Amazon just announced hiring 100,000 workers to help at their facilities. We foresee an increase in demand for the foreseeable future, at least the next 2 months. Hello from Fulfillment by Amazon,We are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and its impact on our customers, selling partners, and employees.We are seeing increased online shopping, and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock. With this in mind, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers. For products other than these, we have temporarily disabled shipment creation. We are taking a similar approach with retail vendors. This will be in effect today through April 5, 2020, and we will let you know once we resume regular operations. Shipments created before today will be received at fulfillment centers.You can learn more about this on this Help page. Please note that Selling Partner Support does not have further guidance.We understand this is a change to your business, and we did not take this decision lightly. We are working around the clock to increase capacity and yesterday announced that we are opening 100,000 new full- and part-time positions in our fulfillment centers across the US. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize the above products for our customers.Thank you for your patience, and for participating in FBA.The Fulfillment by Amazon teamSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)

My Amazon Guy
Hire Technicians NOT Marketers for Amazon #6

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 20:14 Transcription Available


Selling on Amazon is a game of finding Where’s Waldo. You need a technician to find Waldo. You know how each page has a different setting? That’s Amazon. A marketer is better at running the same playbook over and over again, traffic, and conversion. A technician can troubleshoot anything. Your Amazon company will be far more successful if they hire technicians. Mar·ket·er: a person or company that advertises or promotes something.Tech·ni·cian: a person skilled in the technique of an art or craft.Where's Waldo?Troubleshooting brand registryProduct detail page removalsLogistics and storage issuesLTL shipments, ever met a marketer who with no prior amazon experience who has made an LTL Shipment? For a technician it’s just another jigsaw puzzle. To a marketer it’s overwhelming.Now imagine telling them go to the warehouse and build a pallet - we’re going to stock out and the warehouse is behind.LiquidationAlgorithm changesAd management is technical not marketing, equation basedACOS/TACOSLocations to hire talentBetterTeam.com - shows everywhereLinkedIn got me a great hireLocal community, ChurchReferralsPast companies you’ve worked atLocal community college - I haven’t gotten this one to work for me yet.Can’t get something done, what do you do? Ticket, research, research, test.A/B testingThings constantly changingStranded inventoryAlt text keywords of photos - an SEO technical aspectLaunching new marketplacesReportingEuropeVat/taxes/customs/importsConverting inventory to MFN or FBA. Btw, here’s a great tip - create duplicate skus in your inventory so that if FBA ever stocks out, MFN is already to go.LastpassCommunication channel useSlackSkypeHangoutsVendor Central and Seller Central hybrid approachesRefunds and clawbacks. Plug for www.myrefundguy.com to get cash back from Amazon that they owe you.Multi-channel fulfillment orders.Setting up technology.Things a marketer will do better at:Content productionTaking a sales callShooting promotional videosCreation promotions and coupons, knowing when to do themProject managementSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)

Guidance with Grace
Ep. 67 - Nutrition Q & A with Paula Gallagher, MFN, RD, LD

Guidance with Grace

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2020 23:50


Ep. 67 - Nutrition Q & A with Paula Gallagher, MFN, RD, LD by CSCC College Recreation and Wellness

Baby Oil and Blow
119 - Coach is into Karate

Baby Oil and Blow

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 92:12


When it’s all written down in the history books, it very well may be said that this week is when our series of Black History Month programming, ‘Lights, Camera, Blacktion!,’ hit its peak. That’s because we’re watching a movie that has action in its MFn title, 1988’s ACTION JACKSON, wherein a ripped to shit Carl Weathers trades roundhouse kicks with a long-haired version of TV’s COACH (Craig T. Nelson), all while fending off the constant advancements of a blasted out of her mind side piece played by the lovely Vanity. Along the way we pick our new XFL team, break news about Drew Carey’s twisted love life, and maybe even learn a little bit about how the other side lives.

Master The Marketplace
The Amazon Jungle: Operations & Marketing on Amazon

Master The Marketplace

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 25:44


In retrospect, Amazon.com was aptly named; it's a jungle for brands planning their entrance to the online marketplace. Keri Rhodes, etailz's Director of Marketing, joins Kunal to help brands navigate the complicated Amazon landscape. Their discussion explores Amazon's fulfillment models, including FBA, MFN, and SFP, and the requirements of each. They also review the various on- and off-platform marketing strategies brands can use to support their Amazon sales.

8 More Than 92
The Mash Up Ft NoahHellaHandsome

8 More Than 92

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2020 86:13


This week on another episode of the 8 More Than 92 Podcast, Harrison & Banks are LIVE in [makeshift] studio with an exceptional guest, Noah, aka No-Gotti, aka Young N.O. aka No-No aka Hella Handsome aka too many MFn monikers. The guys are here to bring you their takes on topics like the All-Star game, Gayle King-Lisa Leslie interview, Kobe Bryant: Athlete or Godlike figure, D Wade’s son (Zion/Zaya), Power ending, and All American. (SPOILERS BEWARE). As always, this is the 8MT92 podcast...where we always keep it

The Video Insiders
Overcoming innovation hurdles: a conversation with Unified Patents.

The Video Insiders

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2020 34:50


Learn about Unified Patents hereCheck out Unified Patents Objective PAtent Landscape OPAL toolRead the Independent economic study for HEVC royaltiesShawn Ambwani LinkedIn profileRelated episode: VVC, HEVC & other MPEG codec standardsThe Video Insiders LinkedIn Group is where thousands of your peers are discussing the latest video technology news and sharing best practices. Click here to join --------------------------------------Would you like to be a guest on the show? Email: thevideoinsiders@beamr.comLearn more about Beamr-------------------------------------- TRANSCRIPT (edited slightly for readability)Narrator: 00:00 The Video Insiders is the show that makes sense of all that is happening in the world of online video as seen through the eyes of a second generation codec nerd and a marketing guy who knows what I-frames and macro blocks are. Here are your hosts, Mark Donnigan and Dror Gill. Mark Donnigan: 00:19 Well, welcome back to The Video Insiders. Dror, how you doing today? I'm doing great. How are you Mark? I am doing awesome. As always. I am super pleased to welcome Shawn Ambwani who is co-founder of Unified Patents and Shawn is gonna tell us all about what Unified Patents does and we're going to dive into, you know, just a really tremendous discussion. But Shawn, Welcome to the podcast! Shawn Ambwani: 00:46 Hey guys. Thanks Mark. Thanks for, for allowing me to participate on your wonderful podcast. I look at this as similar to 'All Things Considered' and 'How I built this', two of my favorite podcasts. Mark Donnigan: 01:01 Those are awesome podcasts by the way. What an honor? Yeah. Wow. The level that I expect you guys to be at in traffic very shortly. That's right. Well, we hope so to. Well, why don't you introduce yourself you know, and give us a quick snapshot of your background and then let's let's hear about what Unified Patents is doing. Shawn Ambwani: 01:23 It's kind of a, I have an interesting I mean some might say not so interesting, but I think it's interesting background related to this area since, you know, the first startup that I did and the second one were all related to MPEG4. So I co-founded a company called Envivio, which way back when was actually one of the original MPEG4 companies when they just had simple profile actually out there doing encoders and decoders. And then I went to a Korean company called NexStreaming, which actually still exists, which is doing encoders as well, but more for the mobile space and decoders. So it's an area I'm quite familiar with. I wasn't really being an attorney back then. Now I'm kind of more of an attorney than I was back then, but I tried to avoid being an attorney as much as possible in general. Shawn Ambwani: 02:16 And basically I helped co-found a company called Unified Patents. And what unified patents does is it gets contributions from member companies as well as it allows small companies to join for free and they participate in joining what we call zones. And these different zones are intended to protect against what we consider unsubstantiated or invalid patent assertions. And the goal of these zones is to deter those from occurring in the first place. So if you imagine the kind of a technology area, let it be content or let it be video codec in this case or other things as having a bunch of companies that have a common interest in maintaining, you know, patents and ensuring patents that are asserted in that space are valid, which means that no one invented the idea beforehand. And also that it's fairly priced and you know, people are explaining the rationale behind what they're doing and they're not basically just attempting to get people to settle out, not because the assertions are valid or good, but simply because the cost of litigation is so high when it comes to patents. Shawn Ambwani: 03:35 And we want to deter that type of activity because there's been a lot of investment in that activity so far. In fact, most litigation's are by NPE's and so Unified started by doing those zones and, and, and we've have a bunch of them now. We just launched an open source zone in fact, but with you know, Linux foundation and OIN and IBM and others and the video codec zone was something that we were thinking about for a long time. It's something that I'm very familiar with from my past dealings with MPEG LA and other pools. And it was a big issue I think. And it has been a constant issue, which is how do you deal with multiple pools or multiple people asking for money in a standard? How do you deal with the pricing of it? Especially if you're smaller entities and you don't have the information that may be larger companies might have. Shawn Ambwani: 04:26 How do you deal with that and how do you deal with all the invalid assertions that are being done or declarations that occur in this area? How do you figure out who you have to pay? And how much you have to pay. All these add a level of complexity to deploying these standards, which makes adoption harder and creates the uncertainty that causes people to go to proprietary solutions, which I think is a negative in the end. So that's why Unified Patents really created this area and created the video codec zone. And basically we've been pretty, I think, successful so far now actually going through and doing each one of the things we said we were going to do. Dror Gill: 05:06 So what, what are those things basically when you set up a zone and, and want to start finding those patterns that may be invalid how do you go about doing that? What is the process? Shawn Ambwani: 05:18 Yeah, so I mean there's two major things in the SEP zones that it's not, it's not just about finding invalid patents, although I can tell you it's relatively easy to find invalid patents in any of these zones. That's not a difficulty. The hard part is figuring out which ones to go to or which ones are going to be the most interesting to go after. And that takes a lot of art. Essentially identifying them, finding out good prior art that we feel comfortable with, hiring good counsel. There's all kinds of weighing mechanisms that go into it, who the entity is, how it came about, how old the patents are, where it came from. All of these variables go into that kind of equation of when we decide. What's kind of unique about the way we work is we work independently of our members, so our members are funding these activities and some join for free. Shawn Ambwani: 06:11 So we have a number of members of the video codecs and we use all this money and information in our activities to basically go back and decide what to do, with the objective of deterring you know, what we consider bad assertions in this space. And then that's one part of it. The other part of it is that SEP's are all about, you know, an area called FRAND, fair, reasonable, non-discriminatory. And part of all of that involves negotiation. And so what we provide are tools to allow companies to negotiate we think in a fair and more transparent way to licensors as to pricing. But also explaining why the pricing is the way it is. Because one of the problems that we've had in the big picture is that a lot of these licensors have been asking for money, whether their own pools, whether outside of pools, whatever. Shawn Ambwani: 07:12 But no one can really explain why the price is what it is. And I think that leads to a lot of people to just stop paying or stop wanting to get into licensing discussions. And that's not beneficial for the market. And so by explaining how the price comes out the way it is and providing a very, we consider, solid methodology for it, it allows our members but also licensors to better understand who owns what and how much value is in the standard. So what they should reasonably expect to get for that technology and how much licensees reasonably should expect to pay in order to deploy the technology. Mark Donnigan: 07:55 Now my question, you know, Shawn is when you are getting into these conversations with the parties or party that, you know, owns this IP and I'm speaking more around sort of the pricing and the model and that sort of thing. Are you then...is that information available to your members or is it more that you're sort of helping facilitate, helping bring some rationality, you know, so that then that body can turn around and make public: "Hey, great news!" We've decided that all digitally distributed content doesn't carry, you know, a royalty cost. What exactly, I guess what my question is, what exactly is, is your role then in informing the market? Shawn Ambwani: 08:40 I think that, well, I mean there's a number of things to talk about, but what's I think most important is that we, you know, we don't know necessarily what the right price is. We hired an outside economist to look into that and he came back with a pricing range in you know, a report that we gave the highlights too and there was some press over and it's on our website but you can also look at it through a number of particles and basically he came back with a price of between 8 cents and 28 cents I believe if I'm accurate. Is what he believed the estimate to be for the value of the technology including everything. And it ranged based on I think the device and like other factors and stuff like that. Now that high level information we provided publicly and in fact we provided the information on who made the report when it was created and what it was based on. Shawn Ambwani: 09:38 And we even provided kind of the overall methodology of how it was done, which is basically being used at a very high level. They used MPEG LA's AVC license as the starting point or the foundation for deciding what HEVC in this case, which is what he was looking at, pricing should be based on his expert analysis. And then he modified that based on switching costs based on the cost of bandwidth, the cost of storage and quality and other factors basically that are valuable. So, that's where we went. Now, what's important to understand is that we published that information so anyone could take a look at the, at the high level. And the methodology pretty much tells you the roadmap of where we started and how we ended up where we are. The other part is how do you decide who you have to pay and how much each person gets. Even assuming that you figure out that, let's say it's 25 cents, that you think the royalty rate should be for it. And I'm not saying that's the number, but everyone can decide on whatever number they feel comfortable. Our expert created this report and we published it. Other people can create other reports and I'm sure they have their own kind of versions. But what's important for us is that, you know, people should explain why they came out with their pricing. And unfortunately in pools and licensing organizations in general, that just doesn't happen. Dror Gill: 11:05 So basically you're finding economical reason behind a certain price for for this technology. In this case, HEVC. And now companies who want to use HEVC, how do they use this number? Because they have your number, which is the total, and then they have royalty rates that are asked that, you know, certain patent pools are asking and they add up to a different number that could be a higher number. So do they just you know, divide the number that they think is the right one among the different patent pools and pay them the amount they think they should pay or do they just use it as a negotiating tool when they talk to them and, and you know, and negotiate the actual world, the rates that they will have to pay? Shawn Ambwani: 11:52 By providing a lot of this information. Some of it publicly like economic report in some format. The hope is that smaller entities instead of rolling over when licensing people come by and say, Hey, take it or leave it, they really have an ability to make a fair response, a good faith response with information that allows them to then basically justify why they came up with a price and really push back and say, listen, you know, this is what my methodology came out to. Now. It could be right, could be wrong. You know, in the end in FRAND negotiations, I have to make a good faith offer. That's really the intent. So that's an important aspect of pushing back on this kind of, we think less information that is occurring in the marketplace and more fragmentation. And I think they're all interrelated because of the less information you have more fragmentation. Cause if everyone could agree on a price and everyone agreed that this is the fair value for the technology, there really wouldn't be multiple pools in my opinion or multiple licensors, because everyone would know what the number is. And so why would you separate? Dror Gill: 13:07 But basically you're saying that even if a patent pool set, the royalty rates and those royalty rates in some cases are public, at least for some of the patent pools, this is not what a licensor would pay. This is just kind of a starting point for a negotiation and you're providing tools for this type of negotiation. Shawn Ambwani: 13:23 We also think that validity is a big issue because none of these entities look at validity when they're incorporating patents into their pools or into their licensing. It's really up to the licensees or the people who are potentially taking the license to have the responsibility to go out and figure that out, which can be very, very costly. Dror Gill: 13:44 You assume they're valid, right? If they're licensing patents to you, you assume that they're licensing valid patents. Right? These are kind of, you know, respectable patent holders and patent pools. Why would they license something that's not valid? Shawn Ambwani: 13:57 I mean, it's a great point. I mean, the argument would be that they want to license patents. Mark Donnigan: 14:03 That's their business at the end of the day. Yeah. Shawn Ambwani: 14:08 Right. So, you know, if you had a car and you're trying to sell a car, you're going to accentuate the good things about the car. Not that it's a rebuilt or something like that or you know, like it's, it's been, you know, it's been in a crash or accident like, yeah. Like you're going to show what you want to show. Right. And that's natural in any of these cases. The unfortunate fact is that it's very costly to figure out that stuff and there's no really organization you'd think a licensing organization like MPEG LA or others. And I'm not saying MPEG LA is doing a bad job necessarily, I'm just pointing them out as an example, would do a better job of vetting to some degree on that type of activity. But they don't, and I think there's a number of reasons Mark Donnigan: 14:53 Why do they want to do that? I almost liken this to the 500 channel cable bundle of which there's about 15 high quality channels and there's 485 that are anywhere from just a, you know, not, not relevant, not interesting to, you know, to even lower quality than that, but, but you know, but Hey, I got a 500 channel bundle, right? So I feel like, wow, it must be worth $100 a month, you know, or whatever. Shawn Ambwani: 15:23 The idea that that licensing organizations like MPEG LA or (HEVC) Advance or other ones like that aren't doing it to the benefit of their licensors. It just seems ridiculous to me. I mean the people on their, on their management and the people who are actually owning that organization, typically it's managed and owned and administrative fees are paid to licensors. And traditionally the money flows one way from licensees to licensors. It's for the benefit of the licensors. And the rules that they put in are essentially to make sure that those guys are protected. They have no incentive in general of saying people's patents are invalid. And, and that's just a bad fact pattern for them. If basically they get back and say, Hey, listen this patent... Yeah, no, it's bad. Mark Donnigan: 16:16 Exactly. So, so in that context then it completely makes sense that they don't vet you know, at the level that you are and why, you know, Unified Patents needs to exist, you know, is because we need this sort of independent third party. I guess. I, I, you know, that's, that's out there doing this work. Now, Shawn, one of the things that I noticed is you're acting both against NPE's, so, non-practicing entities, and against SEP's. So standard essential patents. What are the issues with SEP's? Shawn Ambwani: 16:51 Well, I mean the general assumption has been, and I don't know where this assumption came from, was that standard essential patents or people who declare their patents to be standard essential are more likely to be valid than other patents. And in the real world where there's litigation and there's challenges and things get checked out or vetted essentially, adversarially, the reality is that standard essential patents in all the studies that have been done fair, far worse, than normal patents do on average. And you know, it's not shocking actually when you think about it. Obviously there's a lot of self selection here, but part of the reason why is, you know, when you're submitting into pools or in when you're getting these patents, when part of a standardization body or doing other activities, there's a lot of other people involved and it's usually built on other ideas that people have had in the past. Shawn Ambwani: 17:59 And it's not surprising that a lot of these patents have underlying ideas that had been done in the past or other people had brought up previously. Sometimes they weren't accepted, sometimes they were or sometimes they were put on hold. Who knows? But there's a lot of prior art oftentimes in these areas. These aren't open fields, these aren't brand new innovations that typically come up. And so that's not surprising. Now, you know, there's also a general belief that standard essential patterns are more valuable. And I think, you know, that's a pretty, I would say, you know, I dunno if it's absolutely valid, but it's not unreasonable to believe that if you declare a patent, as standardized, if you look at the average patent and compared to that patent, it's probably your, it's probably more valuable, at that point. Because you basically said it's part of a standard that people are probably going to adopt at that point versus a patent in general, which you never know most of the time, whether anyone's going to use that patent. Shawn Ambwani: 19:02 I mean the vast majority of patents are never actually used in any way whatsoever. They're not enforceable because they're just ideas that people have most of the time, and these patents are arguable more likely than not to be in a standard and that standard might or might not actually get used in the end. Inherently you get - they're more valuable. The problem is there's tons of over declaration that occurs in this area. There's very little incentive. I mean some places there's more of an incentive than others, but the way MPEG works specifically is that you can do blanket declarations and so you don't have to declare specific patents. And, other standards, you have to basically declare each individual patent that you have. So, I mean, there's all kinds of trade offs, and all these different things, but the reality is that no one really knows exactly how many patents need to be licensed. And that just creates a lot of uncertainty. And you know, a lot of companies who are trying to make money, not off products but off of doing licensing thrive on uncertainty because that's where they can make money. Is basically by, you know, saying, okay, well who knows what can happen, but if you take care of me now, I can make sure that I'm not going to cause you issues. Dror Gill: 20:23 Right. And that's why uncertainty is in the middle of FUD, fear, uncertainty, doubt, which is one of those tactics and uncertainty is definitely a big part of that. Shawn Ambwani: 20:33 Yeah. I mean, the other thing is that companies in general, it seems like a one way street a lot of the time, which is pretty unfortunate in that although I'm not sure if I have a good solution, you know, a lot of companies, the licensors have a way of getting together, agreeing on a price and then licensing through an organization like MPEG LA or others to do that type of activity or Velos (Media), or whatever it is. They choose, you know, they can select a price, they can work together, agree on a price. And the reason why they can do that according to the DOJ is because it's a different product than what's available before. So it decreases uncertainty by making it easier for people to take a license of convenience for that specific technology area. Dror Gill: 21:21 Otherwise, it might might've been considered price setting, Shawn Ambwani: 21:24 Right? Yeah. It would be considered price. It would be considered price setting. But in this case, the argument is always that you can always go to each individual company and get a license or negotiate a separate license. This is a license of convenience for this technology area from all these companies for one price. And that makes it a lot easier for people on both sides to be able to know exactly how much they're going to be getting and how much they're going to have to pay for clearing this risk. Which makes sense. I fundamentally have no problem with pools and what they do. The, the issue comes up is that a lot of these pools, A) don't talk about the pricing, they don't look at the validity. They don't really have a great essentially checking on top of it. And they're very much incentivized to help out the licensors, not the licensees figure stuff out. And what ends up happening is over time you kind of, and you have companies also that are not interested in making products, which is unfortunate. They're just interested in making money off of their licensing. Which is unfortunate because there's a lot of games that can be played in the standardization world to get your stuff in and then get your patents in basically. Mark Donnigan: 22:44 Well, it ultimately, it, it stops innovation. I mean, at the end of the day, you know, and one thing, and Dror and I have talked about this on episodes and we've certainly talked about this a lot, you know, privately within Beamr is, you know, it's a little bit mystifying as well because okay, so HEVC clearly was set back as a result of, of many issues. But you know, largely what we'd been talking about for the last 35 minutes and the adoption of HEVC. And yet these people, as you point out, the licensors, they don't make money if nobody's using the technology. So, so what's mystifying to us is that this is not, you know, it's not like somehow they're getting paid still. You know, even though the adoption of the technology is not in place or it's not being used, they're not getting paid. And so it seems like at some point, you know, a rational actor would stand up and say, wait a second, I'd rather get something rather than nothing! But, it's almost like they, they're not acting that way. Dror Gill: 23:46 But, but it did happen. They did reduce the royalty rate. Yes, yes, yes. Certainly. And they did come to their senses and they did put a cap and then initially it was uncapped and they did remove royalties from content. And you know, they did a lot of things in the right direction after the pressure from the market when they realized they're not going to get anything. And when AV1 started to happen, you know, and they were pressured by that, by a competing codec that was supposedly a royalty free and didn't have these issues. So I think the situation is improved. But you've launched a specific zone. It's called the video codec zone, but basically right now it deals only with HEVC. Shawn Ambwani: 24:33 A lot of these patents that we've challenged relate not just to HEVC but potentially to AV and other codecs like AVC as well. Cause there's such overlap between these things. That's why we generically call it a video codec zone. So, obviously a lot of the things that we've looked at in like the economic report and everything else and landscape, a lot of the focus has been on HEVC. Dror Gill: 24:59 So you examined the HEVC and and you saw this situation that you have three patent pools. One of them hasn't even announced the royalty rates and, and you have a lot of independent patent holders who claim to have standard essential patents for HEVC. And this is kind of your, you're opening a, a situation. So what, what was the first thing that, that you did, how did you start to, to approach the HEVC pattern topic and what actions did you take? Shawn Ambwani: 25:34 Like I said, we've done a bunch of different stuff. We had a submission repo called open, which where we collated all the prior art, not prior art, but submissions into the standard for HEVC and AVC and other standards from MPEG so people can make it easily searchable. In fact, 50% of the priority art that we got for our patent challenges came from the submission repo, which is great, which is basically, you know, previous submissions to the same standard. We have OPAL, which is our landscape tool. And then, you know, obviously we have OPEN which is our evaluation report that I mentioned for HEVC. And then we did a bunch of reviews of validity and challenged a bunch of patents in different licensing entities. I mean, Velos, I think they don't consider themselves a pool. Just to be clear. Dror Gill: 26:29 Because they actually own the patents. They've licensed those patents on their own? Shawn Ambwani: 26:34 Well, I think they just don't consider themselves tackling a patent pool in the way that MPEG LA and HEVC Advanced does simply that would throw them into a different bucket and they would have all kinds of requirements on them that they don't want basically. So you know when the DOJ kind of made the rules or kind of the lawyers decided what the right rules are to make it work, you know like you've got to show your stuff. Basically you got to show your price, you've got to make sure it's reasonable or it's, you know, like there's, there's no most favored nation clause. I mean there is a most favorite nation (MFN) let me rephrase this. So all these things to make sure that everything is very transparent in order to allow this kind of companies to get together and set a price for how much they want to license for it, which typically would have huge anti-competitive or antitrust issues. Right. They made all these rules and Velos I think would not consider themselves technically a patent pool like those guys because that would make them have the similar requirements. Dror Gill: 27:40 So they're like an independent patent holder? Shawn Ambwani: 27:42 I don't really know what they call themselves. I've definitely never heard them say that they're a patent pool. I've heard other people call them a patent pool. I probably have at some point, but I don't really know if they actually consider themselves a patent pool Dror Gill: 27:55 Because I noticed that your litigation was against the patent holders. Companies like GE and KBS and against Velos Media itself. Yeah. Shawn Ambwani: 28:07 Yeah. Well Velos is you know, an unusual beast in that it owns a number of patents that got transferred to it as well as it provides licenses to the people who participated. You know, the other patent holders in general are much more traditional in their patent pool type activity in that the patent holders are different from the people who are doing the licensing. Dror Gill: 28:28 And you're not suing the patent pools like MPEG LA and HEVC Advanced or not your targets? Shawn Ambwani: 28:32 Well, they don't own patents directly, so really nothing to do as far as I know. I mean, you could say, you know, part of it is we're challenging them to a certain degree on their pricing and kind of their whole model of not looking at validity by challenging some of their patents as well as, you know, putting them on notice that as they get more patents in, we might challenge further patents for validity. So why don't they do it ahead of time? I mean, the idea that, you know, validity is a victimless crime if you don't check for validity, it doesn't hurt anyone. It's just not true in my opinion. It's just not true because you are hurting the people who actually innovated. There's a set amount of money that goes to everyone. If you have a bunch of patents and they're just like, you're checking for essentiality before you allow a patent in, you check for validity because there's a bunch of patents that just aren't valid that shouldn't be, they should not be making money off of. It just incentivizes people to get more invalid patents in the same space that they can stick into a pool to get a bigger share of it, like a giant game. Right? Mark Donnigan: 29:43 Yeah, that's a really good point. I'm wondering what is the cost to test for essentiality? Is some of this just sort of practical like it's just either too time consuming or costly to test? Yeah. I mean Shawn Ambwani: 29:58 Esentiality is often times more expensive than validity in some cases, but I mean they do test for essentiality. The companies pay to have their own patents tested often times for essentiality, but there is no test for validity that they enforce. So no one actually does it. You know, if they did ask for it, I'm sure people in some cases would pay for it, but more importantly, people who didn't think their patents would be found valid, probably wouldn't submit them in the first place then. Then there would be, there'd be huge disincentive for people who had that risk of that happening. They just wouldn't submit it, which you know, obviously it's going to hurt the pool because they get less patents. And at the same time, the hope is that people will think twice before they submit stuff they know is crap. Anyway. Mark Donnigan: 30:43 So what is, what is your bar for determining low quality? I mean, what does that process look like? Shawn Ambwani: 30:52 We have a bunch of patents that come into our hopper that we're constantly looking at in every single zone that we're in and we're constantly looking and seeing if it's a valid patent or not. And there's multiple ways of doing that. We have crowd sourcing that we do for that. We just pay people, you know, in order to do prior art experts for example, to do prior art searches. You can prior art search infinitely long these, there's no stopping. You know, what you can do. But you know, in the end there's only so much you can reasonably expect to find. And so from my perspective, you know, there's definitely been situations where we've looked at patents and we've said, okay, we don't think we have good prior art. We're just not going to do anything about it. And that's okay. In fact, I mean it's okay if a licensing entity or licensor has a valid patent, that's perfectly fine with me. Shawn Ambwani: 31:49 I think if they have a valid patent, they should be able to make money off of it. I have no problem with, it should be a fair amount if it's in a standard based on FRAND principles, but in general, people should be able to make money off of a valid patent. The problem is is that a lot of people are making a lot of money, in my opinion, off of a lot of bad patents. And invalid patents, which hurts the people who actually do have good patents because they're getting crowded out, which is sad because that really is the disincentive for innovation then is when the people actually are innovating aren't making money off of it because they're getting crowded out by the people who are just playing a good game. Dror Gill: 32:25 You described earlier the, the process with a standard setting bodies such as MPEG where you declare your patents but you only, you can declare them as, as a pool or as a bunch of patents and not specifically, and then you can basically, Dror Gill: 32:40 You know, create a pool and charge as much as you want if it's under the FRAND principles. Do you think there's anything broken in the standard setting process itself? Do those committees need to do something else in order to make sure that when they create a standard, the situation of royalties of, of the situation of, of IP which is essential to that standard is more well known that you have less uncertainty in that IP? Shawn Ambwani: 33:09 Yeah, I'm not sure. I mean there's always ways of like tweaking the system. Every standards body has different ways of managing it. I mean the only really clean way of doing it is saying it's royalty free and having anyone who participates in the standard agree that it's royalty free. Anything above that, just you know, you can play all these different types of rules and machinations and 3GPP has their own and other people, organizations have their own. But in the end it ends up being the same issue of you know, under declaring over declaring - issues with essentiality, validity, all kinds of other things. So I'm not sure if you, unless you go to that binary level, how much, you know, changing that up is going to change things fundamentally. I think the more fundamental thing is that, you know, the idea that I think the fundamental reason why you have these patent pools and other things like that was to clear risk and decrease uncertainty. Unfortunately I'd say uncertainty is actually increasing in some of these cases not decreasing by all these different groups asking for money at this point, which is unfortunate. Dror Gill: 34:17 No, that's a very interesting insight, really. Mark Donnigan: 34:19 Hey, thanks for joining us, Shawn. This was really an amazing discussion and we definitely have to have a part two. Shawn Ambwani: 34:26 All right, well, thanks for your time, gentlemen. I really appreciate it. Dror Gill: 34:28 Thank you. Narrator: 34:30 Thank you for listening to The Video Insiders podcast, a production of Beamr Imaging limited. 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