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Iron Lords Podcast
Episode 257: *Viewer Discretion Advised* David Jaffe | Starfield & Redfall Delay | God Of War Ragnarok & Sony Vs Game Pass Strategy - ILP# 257

Iron Lords Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 292:01


https://lordsofgaming.net/Use Code "IRONLORD" to save 10% off at (https://advanced.gg/?ref=LORDCOGNITO)ILP ROYAL SWAG: https://teespring.com/stores/ironlordspodcast ILP PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/IronLordsPodcastCheck out the "Lords of Gaming Network" Discord server! : https://discord.gg/Z7FZqzgThe Lords are on Spotify, Google Play, Itunes & Soundcloud! Check out the links below! LOGNET is always looking for content writers so please reach out through:https://lordsofgaming.net/contact-us/  if you are interested!For 2022, The Lords return on January 9th at 1PM!*********************************************************The profanity filters are off this week, viewer discretion is advised!00:00 - ILP# 257 Pre-Show!19:00 - ILP# 257 Show Start! Intro Video ends at 22:04.22:44 - @LordCognito is up with "Lordly Introductions" for this week's special guest, the iconic gaming director of #TwistedMetal & #GodOfWar, we have Lord David Scott Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) !46:02 - Lord Jaffe talks about his early gaming history and his career in the gaming industry!01:54:11 - Lord Jaffe talks about his post industry career transition into becoming a content creator!02:09:13 - Lord Jaffe gives his Top 5 Games/Franchises & Favorite Console of All-Time!02:17:00 - The Lords discuss the recently announced #Starfield / #Redfall delay to 2023! Lord Bit Cloud (@BitCloudGaming) joins the Realm for this topic!03:45:30 - With all the recent game delays, the Lords ponder whether #GodOfWarRagnarok can make its 2022 release date & the debate on whether #Sony 's first party would suffer if they implemented a #XboxGamePass style strategy! Stay tuned for some playful sparring between Lord Addict & Lord Jaffe!4:30:12 - The Lords do some freestyle discussions as well as their Outros! Stay tuned for some playful sparring between Lord Addict & Lord Jaffe!*********************************************************Welcome to The Iron Lords Podcast!Be sure to visit www.LordsOfGaming.net for all your gaming news!New Overlay/Intro by Shaun Labrie (@shaunlabrie)https://shaunlabrie.wixsite.com/portfolioIntro Lyrics by DallazMan (@DallazMan)!Emojis/Animations provided by the LEGENDARY GRAPHIC GOD! http://youtube.com/GraphicGod Tattoo Day with the King thanks to @Wilmyhood! Check it out on the #ILP patreon & the members-only video on #ILP Youtube!Upcoming Giveaways: ILP ROYAL SWAG: https://teespring.com/stores/ironlordspodcastILP PATREON: www.patreon.com/IronLordsPodcastILP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6XRMnu8Tf1fgIdGlTIpzsKILP Google Play:https://play.google.com/music/m/Iz2esvyqeaixk6dorkmur2nm7xa?t=Iron_Lords_PodcastILP SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-780168349ILP Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iron-lords-podcast-ili-1/id1179199929?fbclid=IwAR1p_5D8Z-nKUpbwJeiK7zQoYdQhpb1VhxBDZxoMul-uiR-IgF6cE9EQicIYou can find this week's guests on Twitter:https://twitter.com/davidscottjaffehttps://twitter.com/BitCloudGamingILP on Twitter: twitter.cm/IronLordPodcastILP on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ironlordspodcast/ILP DESTINY CLAN: www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/178626The Iron Lords and the Lords of Gaming have an official group on Facebook! Join the Lords at:www.facebook.com/groups/194793427842267www.facebook.com/groups/lordsofgamingnetwork/Lord COGNITO--- twitter.com/LordCognitoLord KING--- twitter.com/kingdavidotwLord ADDICT--- twitter.com/LordAddictILPLord SOVEREIGN--- twitter.com/LordSovILPILP YouTube Channel for THE LAST WORD Destiny series, COMBAT TALK & KING OF STATUES with the King & additional ILP content: www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQFollow us on Twitter @IronLordPodcast to get plugged in so you don't miss any of our content.

Ruff Talk VR
Little Cities Review

Ruff Talk VR

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 60:59


On this episode of Ruff Talk VR our hosts Dscruffles and Stratus breakdown and review Little Cities! A new virtual reality (VR) city building game on the official Oculus Quest store made by developers Purple Yonder and published by nDreams. This is a great game for city builder fans and people new to the genre. With simple but addictive gameplay, playful graphics, and fun music, this game has "feel good" written all over it. Listen for our full review, breakdown, and final score!If you enjoy the podcast be sure to rate us 5 stars and subscribe! Maybe even become a podcast supporter and help us make the dream of full-time podcasting become a reality!Join our official subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/RuffTalkVR/Discord: https://discord.gg/9JTdCccucSGet 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code RUFFTALKVR at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpodThis podcast was sponsored by Kiwi Design- the premier company for Oculus Quest accessories. Visit our affiliate link below to shop for your VR accessories including knuckle straps, lens protectors, head straps, link cables, and more while also supporting the podcast!Affiliate Link: https://www.kiwidesign.com/?ref=RuffTalkVRLittle Cities Store Link: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/4988470131168299/Store Description:The cozy city creatorPut on your headset and escape to the charming world of Little Cities, the cozy VR city building simulation game.Create your own little city and lean in to watch it come to life. See residents move in and populate your island as it grows from a humble village to a bustling metropolis. Design the layout, strategically plot amenities, and make a perfect city where your citizens love to live. Easy to pick up and play but with lots to discover, Little Cities makes your biggest creations possible!● A relaxing VR game with exquisitely composed music, charming island setting & accessible gameplay.● Draw out roads, plot out houses and watch your residents move in. Keep your city happy and you'll see your creation thrive!● Comfortably move around and lean into your diorama cities, whether roomscale, standing or seated. View the world you created up close and watch your city come to life.● Intuitive Quest Touch controls make city creation simple, unfussy, and fun.*We are paid a commission through affiliate links to help support the podcast on some links above Support the show

South Shore Boyz Podcast
Oculus Riff'n w/ Jay Martin & Dave Caggiano

South Shore Boyz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 71:16


Dan was gone again, and Scotty, so we brought in two of our favorite Boston boys Dave Caggiano & Jay Martin. Follow them on instagram: @davecaggiano & @jaymartin1000    And subscribe to our Patreon patreon.com/southshoreboys

Geeksploration: The Podcast
Geeksploronaut Off Topic Debrief 2022-05-10

Geeksploration: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 64:39


Welcome back intrepid Geeksploronauts! This week we find ourselves talking about some interesting trailers, Jon waxes on about some DC movie news, Ben puts Jon to sleep with RPG talk, and we remember a couple titans of the comics industry we lost recently.   Timestamps & Links: - Trailers!      - Don't Worry Darling (06:16)      - Stranger Things 4 (10:28)      - Green Lantern: Beware My Power (20:02) - "Wonder Twin powers deactivate!" (23:13) - JSA is back, now with more Stargirl (27:39) - The Batman 2 **sacrastic gasp** (28:53) - Jon Watts off FF (30:40) - Oculus headset roadmap (33:33) - Starfield confirmed day 1 Game Pass (41:32) - That nearly full cast of that 90s Show (44:14) - Two masters of comic art lost      - Neal Adams (48:07)      - George Perez (52:12) - Recommendations      - Ben: The Captains [YouTube] (54:41)      - Jon: Batman: Broken Promises [YouTube] (58:26) - Mailbag (60:28)   This week's game giveaway is BioShock: Remastered! It is a fun rogue-like space sim. To enter join out Discord and checkout the #Giveaways channel.   Geeksploration: the Podcast is a proud member of The Geekly Grind family. They are a collective of geek-minded folks covering gaming, comics, movies, and more. Go check out the other great stuff they have going on!   You can find more information about the show at GeeksplorationPodcast.com Contact us on social media: Facebook Geeksploration: The Podcast page/ Instagram @GeeksplorationPodcast / Twitter @GeeksplorePod Join us on our Discord!  Leave us a voice message at (916) ORC-TURD  Check out the cool swag at shop.GeeksplorationPodcast.com Theme song is "Celebration" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Of Record | A Guide to Digital Marketing
Marketing the Met Gala and Bad Pickup Lines | Weekly Digital Marketing Update 5/9

Of Record | A Guide to Digital Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 44:25


Digital Ad Market Update: 4/21 - 5/9 2022Joe, Kiersten, and Helen take to the studio to bring you the latest marketing, tech, and culture news. Hear it all in 45 minutes or lessTop Stories:The met gala happened. Who won? What does it mean in the world of marketing? Tune in.You may have heard of FATMAN, but now it's MATMAN. Confused? Stick around.Location data being sold from a gay dating app somehow breaks the internet, and our conversation turns to bad pickup lines we've received on dating apps.Ulta's Kate Spade email blast with a dark double meaning turns into a discussion of some of our own professional mishaps.

Meteor Station Virtual Reality (VR) Podcast
VR Escape Rooms, Anxiety, and Hot Dogs | Guest Eric of The Atlas Mystery

Meteor Station Virtual Reality (VR) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 73:50


This month on the meteor we get into discussing news and various vr games, with a specific focus on escape rooms!  We bring in guest Eric of the Atlas Mystery, a spooky VR puzzle game, and talk scary movies and more!Intro3:15    Why the Meteor?4:45    Snubbed by Duane "The Rock" Johnson                     - that movie was "San Andreas"  20157:30    We had the Oculus subreddit top post of the month10:23   Kissing in VR is finally here!11:38   Horizon Worlds 14:49   The Yosemite Experience & Bryan Cranston16:00    Wallace and Gromit VR17:02    Meta Cambria Headset timeline19:02    Meta Gaming showcase20:10    Viveverse22:05     Axon and Foundry 4523:45     Half-Life 2 VR mod 27:13     VR Escape rooms30:41     Chat with Eric of The Atlas Mystery: A VR Puzzle Game   36:37       Bill & Ted face the music37:40       Favorite Horror movies59:40       Meeting Mark Hamill & the Notoriously Awesome Jeff Goldblum1:02:12     Wrap-up 1:05:50     First Part-Second Part Find the Atlas Mystery here:Steam:                  https://store.steampowered.com/app/1787320/The_Atlas_Mystery_A_VR_Puzzle_Game/Oculus:   https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/4287544621341628/?ranking_trace=1680749425499967_4287544621341628_SKYLINEWEB_1f556bb6-35a2-44ee-8449-485722e35228 Stay tuned for fun and unique VR content!  Look forward to our Weekend Virtual Reality posts - at least one brand new creation a week.http://MeteorStation.comPatreon -https://www.patreon.com/meteorstationYou can follow us on - Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/MeteorStationTwitter - https://twitter.com/meteorstationInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/meteorstationvr/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MeteorStation/Support the show

Ruff Talk VR
Monday Morning Coffee - Interview with Sinn Studio creators of Swordsman VR

Ruff Talk VR

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 70:40


On this episode of Ruff Talk VR our hosts Dscruffles and Stratus interview Almir and Sinn of Sinn Studio creatosr of the virtual reality (VR) combat game Swordsman VR coming soon to the hidden Meta Quest store, app lab! This game has a devout PCVR and PSVR following. We chat with these two about the process of getting it running on the Meta Quest, the process of getting on app lab, how they came together, and more!Monday Morning Coffee is our series of episodes dedicated to discussion of Virtual Reality (VR) news and interviews with Oculus Quest game developers and others of influence in the VR world.If you enjoy the podcast be sure to rate us 5 stars and subscribe! Maybe even become a podcast supporter and help us make the dream of full-time podcasting become a reality! Join our official subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/RuffTalkVR/Discord: https://discord.gg/9JTdCccucSThis podcast was sponsored by Kiwi Design- the premier company for Oculus Quest accessories. Visit our affiliate link below to shop for your VR accessories including knuckle straps, lens protectors, head straps, link cables, and more while also supporting the podcast!Affiliate Link: https://www.kiwidesign.com/?ref=RuffTalkVRGet 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code RUFFTALKVR at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod*We are paid a commission through affiliate links to help support the podcast on the Kiwi links abovePodcast support link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rufftalkvr Support the show

Iron Lords Podcast
Episode 256: Embracer Group Acquires Square Studios | Furi DLC Skips Xbox | Summer Game Fest | ft Fun Speculation - ILP# 256

Iron Lords Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 243:33


https://lordsofgaming.net/Use Code "IRONLORD" to save 10% off at (https://advanced.gg/?ref=LORDCOGNITO)ILP ROYAL SWAG: https://teespring.com/stores/ironlordspodcast ILP PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/IronLordsPodcastCheck out the "Lords of Gaming Network" Discord server! : https://discord.gg/Z7FZqzgThe Lords are on Spotify, Google Play, Itunes & Soundcloud! Check out the links below! LOGNET is always looking for content writers so please reach out through:https://lordsofgaming.net/contact-us/  if you are interested!For 2022, The Lords return on January 9th at 1PM!*********************************************************No @LordSovILP this week.00:00 - ILP# 256 Pre-Show!19:10 - ILP# 256 Show Start! Intro Video ends at 22:12.22:58 - @LordCognito is up with "Lordly Introductions" for this week's guest & host of the #XboxUltimate Podcast, Lord Mav aka #FunSpeculation (@FunSpeculation) !01:01:08 - Lord Mav talks about his early gaming history!01:43:22 - Lord Mav discusses his history as a content creator and delves into the different aspects of his content creation!01:59:50 - Lord Mav gives his Top 5 Games/Franchises & Favorite Console of All-Time!02:09:40- The Lords talk about last week's results for the Official #ILP #LOGNET Poll!02:13:29 - The Lords discuss #EmbracerGroup 's acquisition of some of #SquareEnix 's assets, which include #CrystalDynamics, #EidosMontréal & #SquareEnix Montréal! Lord Slomo (@SloMoBackSlap) joins the Lords for this topic!03:06:39 - The Lords talk about #FuriGame and the choice by the developers to not release the DLC for #Xbox!03:34:35 - The Lords discuss the upcoming #SummerGamesFest2022 Digital Event!03:49:50 - The new question for the Official #ILP #LOGNET Poll is up for the week!03:50:30 - The Lords do their Outros!*********************************************************Welcome to The Iron Lords Podcast!Be sure to visit www.LordsOfGaming.net for all your gaming news!New Overlay/Intro by Shaun Labrie (@shaunlabrie)https://shaunlabrie.wixsite.com/portfolioIntro Lyrics by DallazMan (@DallazMan)!Emojis/Animations provided by the LEGENDARY GRAPHIC GOD! http://youtube.com/GraphicGod Tattoo Day with the King thanks to @Wilmyhood! Check it out on the #ILP patreon & the members-only video on #ILP Youtube!Upcoming Giveaways: ILP ROYAL SWAG: https://teespring.com/stores/ironlordspodcastILP PATREON: www.patreon.com/IronLordsPodcastILP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6XRMnu8Tf1fgIdGlTIpzsKILP Google Play:https://play.google.com/music/m/Iz2esvyqeaixk6dorkmur2nm7xa?t=Iron_Lords_PodcastILP SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-780168349ILP Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iron-lords-podcast-ili-1/id1179199929?fbclid=IwAR1p_5D8Z-nKUpbwJeiK7zQoYdQhpb1VhxBDZxoMul-uiR-IgF6cE9EQicIYou can find this week's guests on Twitter:https://twitter.com/FunSpeculationhttps://twitter.com/SloMoBackSlapILP on Twitter: twitter.cm/IronLordPodcastILP on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ironlordspodcast/ILP DESTINY CLAN: www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/178626The Iron Lords and the Lords of Gaming have an official group on Facebook! Join the Lords at:www.facebook.com/groups/194793427842267www.facebook.com/groups/lordsofgamingnetwork/Lord COGNITO--- twitter.com/LordCognitoLord KING--- twitter.com/kingdavidotwLord ADDICT--- twitter.com/LordAddictILPLord SOVEREIGN--- twitter.com/LordSovILPILP YouTube Channel for THE LAST WORD Destiny series, COMBAT TALK & KING OF STATUES with the King & additional ILP content: www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQFollow us on Twitter @IronLordPodcast to get plugged in so you don't miss any of our content.

Talk Description to Me
Episode 103 - Virtual Reality

Talk Description to Me

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 29:36


When an Oculus Quest Virtual Reality headset arrived at JJ's house, his first call was to Christine! In this, the first of three VR episodes we will air in the coming months, the pair describes the headset, the experience of donning it for the first time, and how it tricks the brain through exquisite visual detail. They then explore 360 degree videos of the natural world, and scale the side of a digital skyscraper!Special thanks to our in-house tech consultant for their help in producing this series!Support the show

Auto Remarketing Podcast
Bob Lanham of Meta

Auto Remarketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 19:44


Bob Lanham is head of automotive retail at Meta, which is the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus and Workplace. He joins the show to discuss how the auto industry is utilizing social media, the potential role of the influencer in automotive advertising and much more.

Bitcoin, Fiat & Rock'n'Roll
#CryptoFriday Metaversum: Märchen oder Zukunftstrend?

Bitcoin, Fiat & Rock'n'Roll

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 21:38


Das Metaversum ist eines der heißen Krypto-Themen derzeit. Im April 2021 zum Beispiel hat Epic Games offiziell die Pläne für ein Metaversums-Projekt bestätigt. Im Juli 2021 kündigte Mark Zuckerberg an, sich mit seinem umbenannten Unternehmen Meta Platforms auf die Entwicklung eines Metaversums konzentrieren zu wollen. An der wichtigen Technologiemesse Consumer Electronics Show 2022 wurde das Metaversum als einer der wichtigsten Zukunftstrends bezeichnet. Und schließlich: Niemand weniger als der Qualcomm-CEO prognostiziert, dass jeder von uns langfristig einen digitalen Zwilling – häufig auch Avatar genannt – erhalten würde. Michael stellt sich heute der Frage, ob das Metaversum ein substanzloses Märchen ist, das sich wieder in Luft auflösen wird, oder ob es sich um einen globalen Zukunfstrend handelt, der signifikant zur Wertschöpfung beitragen wird. Um diese Frage zu beantworten, stellt Michael zunächst sein aktuelles Verständnis des Konzepts vor. Anschließend nimmt er bewusst zwei sich kontrastierende Extremperspektiven ein – nämlich eine eher kritische und eine eher optimistische. Abschließend ordnet Michael seine persönliche Prognose über die Zukunft des Metaversums zwischen den zwei Extremperspektiven ein. Falls es dich interessiert, was das Metaversum genau sein könnte und was daraus werden wird, dann höre gerne in die heutige Episode von Bitcoin, Fiat & Rock'n'Roll. Viel Spaß!

Nick's Nerd News
Episode 208: This is where the Fun Begins

Nick's Nerd News

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 62:55


May the 4th be With You! Its a Star Wars day episode! Plus we have more Activision News. The Embracer Group takes some studios out of SquareEnixs hands, and Meta has plans for the Quest. Meanwhile, the CW kills off two more Arrowverse shows, Jackass is coming back to TV, and Halo drops another dud, and Moon Knight Kills it! Also FastX finds a new director, the MCU Fantastic Four loses a director, and Jurassic World Dominion is setting up a great finish. Meanwhile, its Star Wars day so here is another rant complaining about JJ Abrams.

Ruff Talk VR
Cities: VR Review

Ruff Talk VR

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 72:10


On this episode of Ruff Talk VR our hosts Dscruffles and Stratus breakdown and review Cities: VR! A new virtual reality (VR) city building game on the official Oculus Quest store made by Fast Travel Games. This game is a VR port of the classic Cities Skylines series. We have long been waiting for a VR city builder. Does this scratch the itch? Listen for our full review, breakdown, and final score!If you enjoy the podcast be sure to rate us 5 stars and subscribe! Maybe even become a podcast supporter and help us make the dream of full-time podcasting become a reality!Join our official subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/RuffTalkVR/Discord: https://discord.gg/9JTdCccucSGet 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code RUFFTALKVR at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpodThis podcast was sponsored by Kiwi Design- the premier company for Oculus Quest accessories. Visit our affiliate link below to shop for your VR accessories including knuckle straps, lens protectors, head straps, link cables, and more while also supporting the podcast!Affiliate Link: https://www.kiwidesign.com/?ref=RuffTalkVRCities: VR Store Link: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/4046879905345967/Store Description:Be the mayor in Cities: VR, the ultimate VR city-building and management simulator. Design neighborhoods, construct buildings, direct the flow of traffic - all while you handle economics, emergency services, and more. Step inside this VR adaptation of the leading city-builder, Cities: Skylines.BUILD AND MANAGE YOUR IDEAL CITYControl every aspect of city planning, from construction to utility planning, and provide healthcare, education, and more to your population.AN IMMERSIVE & SCENIC SIMULATORCities: VR allows for an unparalleled level of presence, immersion and hands-on gameplay. See your skyline rise from an expansive bird's eye view, or watch your city come alive from the streets.THE DEFINITIVE CITY-BUILDING VR GAMECities: VR is both a great entry-point to the franchise and a compelling new experience for Cities: Skylines veterans. Precise and tactile feedback and a palette of tools at your fingertips makes for an easy-to-use control system.*We are paid a commission through affiliate links to help support the podcast on some links above Support the show

The DJ Sessions
Party Shirt on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 5/3/22

The DJ Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022


Party Shirt on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 5/3/22   About Party Shirt -    Before topping the TikTok pop chart, Party Shirt was born when Xavier Di Petta (“X”) and Nick Iavarone (“Ivy”) met in a USC dorm room in the summer of 2016. The two music producers immediately knew they wanted to work together after bonding over a mutual appreciation for music, acting, and fashion.    They began partnering on music projects, forming a DJ duo and released the first single off their EP Liquid Powder under the name Party Shirt. Their debut single "Dancing Tonight" hit No. 1 on the TikTok pop chart. Since then, the song has been featured in more than 50,000 TikTok videos and has accumulated more than 200 million views.    When the pandemic hit, being entertainers at heart, they turned to TikTok. After they gained followers by posting their music on the app, they began producing the “Fact or Cap” series. They became one of fastest growing creators on the platform and they currently have over 20.9 million TikTok fans. They also became popular on Instagram gaining 400K followers.    They have been featured in several online publications and have appeared on several podcasts. Party Shirt had also launched their NFT project called SUPERSTARS which is designed to empower content creators of all kinds to do what they love and to inspire their community. And recently, they started their own podcast called IDK Tho. It is about just two 20-somethings navigating life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in a crazy, mixed-up world.   PARTY SHIRT SOCIAL MEDIA:  Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@partyshirt Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/partyshirt Twitter: https://twitter.com/partyshirt YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/partyshirt Podcast: https://www.idktho.com/   FIND MORE ABOUT PARTY SHIRT HERE: Superstars NFT Page: https://superstars.world Superstars NFT Twitter: https://twitter.com/superstarsnftee Superstars NFT Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superstars.nftee Discord: https://discord.gg/superstars   About The DJ Sessions -   “The DJ Sessions” is a Twitch/Mixcloud "Featured Partner” live streaming/podcast series featuring electronic music DJ's/Producers via live mixes/interviews and streamed/distributed to a global audience. TheDJSessions.com   The series constantly places in the “Top Ten” on Twitch Music and the “Top Five” in the “Electronic Music", “DJ", "Dance Music" categories. TDJS is rated in the Top 0.11% of live streaming shows on Twitch out of millions of live streamers.   It has also been recognized by Apple twice as a "New and Noteworthy” podcast and featured three times in the Apple Music Store video podcast section. UStream and Livestream have also listed the series as a "Featured" stream on their platforms since its inception.    The series is also streamed live to multiple other platforms and hosted on several podcast sites. It has a combined live streaming/podcast audience is over 125,000 viewers per week.   With over 2,300 episodes produced over the last 12 years "The DJ Sessions" has featured international artists such as: BT, Youngr, Sevenn, Party Shirt, Robert Babicz, Jens Lissat, Alex Bau, Elohim, Leandro Da Silva, The Space Brothers, Dave Winnel, Cuebrick, Protoculture, Jarod Glawe, Camo & Crooked, ANG, Amon Tobin, Voicians, Bingo Players, Coke Beats, Yves LaRock, Ray Okpara, Lindsey Stirling, Mako, Still Life, Saint Kidyaki, Distinct, Sarah Main, Piem, Tocadisco, Sebastian Bronk, Toronto is Broken, Teddy Cream, Mizeyesis, Simon Patterson, Morgan Page, Jes, Cut Chemist, The Him, Judge Jules, Patricia Baloge, DubFX, Thievery Corporation, SNBRN, Bjorn Akesson, Alchimyst, Sander Van Dorn, Rudosa, Hollaphonic, DJs From Mars, GAWP, Somna, David Morales, Roxanne, JB & Scooba, Kissy Sell Out, Massimo Vivona, Moullinex, Futuristic Polar Bears, ManyFew, Joe Stone, Reboot, Truncate, Scotty Boy, Doctor Nieman, Jody Wisternoff, Thousand Fingers, Benny Bennasi, Dance Loud, Christopher Lawrence, Oliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Alex Harrington, 4 Strings, Sunshine Jones, Elite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth Thomas, Paul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid Speed, TyDi, Donald Glaude, Jimbo, Ricardo Torres, Hotel Garuda, Bryn Liedl, Rodg, Kems, Mr. Sam, Steve Aoki, Funtcase, Dirtyloud, Marco Bailey, Dirtmonkey, The Crystal Method, Beltek, Dyro, Andy Caldwell, Darin Epsilon, Kyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, Moguai, Blackliquid, Sunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more.   In addition to featuring international artists TDJS focuses on local talent based on the US West Coast. Hundreds of local DJ's have been featured on the show along with top industry professionals.   We have recently launched v3.1 our website that now features our current live streams/past episodes in a much more user-friendly mobile/social environment. In addition to the new site, there will be a mobile app (Apple/Android) and VR Nightclub (Oculus) coming soon.   About The DJ Sessions Event Services -   TDJSES is a WA State Non-profit charitable organization that's main purpose is to provide music, art, fashion, dance, and entertainment to local and regional communities via events and video production programming distributed via live and archival viewing.   For all press inquiries regarding “The DJ Sessions”, or to schedule an interview with Darran Bruce, please contact us at info@thedjsessions.

Strength in Gaming - Video Game Podcast for Adults
The Latest VR Games, PS5 Variable Frame Rate, and Blizzard still sucks!

Strength in Gaming - Video Game Podcast for Adults

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 62:12


Discussing the latest video game news. GrandFatherHermit playing Marauders - https://www.twitch.tv/grandfatherhermit Marauders - https://www.marauders.game/ Join our Discord! - https://discord.gg/P6wz6Hcmhp YouTube Ep - https://youtu.be/a0DNZxMd3KQ Website: http://strngaming.com/ Subscribe on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/str-cast/id698012276 Music by n8bit Hosts: Sublyminality, Salvador Madrigal, and Samson Lancaster Produced by Samson Lancaster

The DJ Sessions
Still Life on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 5/3/22

The DJ Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022


Still Life on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 5/3/22   About Still Life -   Paul Gribby AKA Still-Life, remembers being in a small, dark club, looking at the speakers on the wall and saying to himself “I could listen to this kick drum for the rest of my life”. The rest as they say, “Is history”.   Having played all over the UK, including Glastonbury festival, Bestival Festival, Zoo Project Festival, Strawberry Fields Festival, New Zealand, Dubai, Malta, Ibiza, Thailand and Poland. Remixing for James Lavelle's UNKLE project was the next move for Paul.    Re-working two UNKLE tracks, 'Heaven' and 'Hold My Hand', which gained massive support from James Lavelle himself. James included ‘Heaven' on his exclusive mixtape for dazeddigital.com of his favorite UNKLE tracks.   As well as remixing for the likes of James Lavelle's Unkle Project, producer Still-Life has been busy carving a reputation.    Still-Life's music is being released on Global Underground, added to Cafe Mambo and Cafe Del Mar worldwide compilations alongside key releases on quality electronic music labels worldwide.   About The DJ Sessions -   “The DJ Sessions” is a Twitch/Mixcloud "Featured Partner” live streaming/podcast series featuring electronic music DJ's/Producers via live mixes/interviews and streamed/distributed to a global audience. TheDJSessions.com   The series constantly places in the “Top Ten” on Twitch Music and the “Top Five” in the “Electronic Music", “DJ", "Dance Music" categories. TDJS is rated in the Top 0.11% of live streaming shows on Twitch out of millions of live streamers.   It has also been recognized by Apple twice as a "New and Noteworthy” podcast and featured three times in the Apple Music Store video podcast section. UStream and Livestream have also listed the series as a "Featured" stream on their platforms since its inception.    The series is also streamed live to multiple other platforms and hosted on several podcast sites. It has a combined live streaming/podcast audience is over 125,000 viewers per week.   With over 2,300 episodes produced over the last 12 years "The DJ Sessions" has featured international artists such as: BT, Youngr, Sevenn, Party Shirt, Robert Babicz, Jens Lissat, Alex Bau, Elohim, Leandro Da Silva, The Space Brothers, Dave Winnel, Cuebrick, Protoculture, Jarod Glawe, Camo & Crooked, ANG, Amon Tobin, Voicians, Bingo Players, Coke Beats, Yves LaRock, Ray Okpara, Lindsey Stirling, Mako, Still Life, Saint Kidyaki, Distinct, Sarah Main, Piem, Tocadisco, Sebastian Bronk, Toronto is Broken, Teddy Cream, Mizeyesis, Simon Patterson, Morgan Page, Jes, Cut Chemist, The Him, Judge Jules, Patricia Baloge, DubFX, Thievery Corporation, SNBRN, Bjorn Akesson, Alchimyst, Sander Van Dorn, Rudosa, Hollaphonic, DJs From Mars, GAWP, Somna, David Morales, Roxanne, JB & Scooba, Kissy Sell Out, Massimo Vivona, Moullinex, Futuristic Polar Bears, ManyFew, Joe Stone, Reboot, Truncate, Scotty Boy, Doctor Nieman, Jody Wisternoff, Thousand Fingers, Benny Bennasi, Dance Loud, Christopher Lawrence, Oliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Alex Harrington, 4 Strings, Sunshine Jones, Elite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth Thomas, Paul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid Speed, TyDi, Donald Glaude, Jimbo, Ricardo Torres, Hotel Garuda, Bryn Liedl, Rodg, Kems, Mr. Sam, Steve Aoki, Funtcase, Dirtyloud, Marco Bailey, Dirtmonkey, The Crystal Method, Beltek, Dyro, Andy Caldwell, Darin Epsilon, Kyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, Moguai, Blackliquid, Sunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more.   In addition to featuring international artists TDJS focuses on local talent based on the US West Coast. Hundreds of local DJ's have been featured on the show along with top industry professionals.   We have recently launched v3.1 our website that now features our current live streams/past episodes in a much more user-friendly mobile/social environment. In addition to the new site, there will be a mobile app (Apple/Android) and VR Nightclub (Oculus) coming soon.   About The DJ Sessions Event Services -   TDJSES is a WA State Non-profit charitable organization that's main purpose is to provide music, art, fashion, dance, and entertainment to local and regional communities via events and video production programming distributed via live and archival viewing.   For all press inquiries regarding “The DJ Sessions”, or to schedule an interview with Darran Bruce, please contact us at info@thedjsessions.

Ruff Talk VR
Monday Morning Coffee - 100th Episode and One Year Podcast Anniversary

Ruff Talk VR

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 20:23


On this episode of Ruff Talk VR our hosts Dscruffles and Stratus do things a little bit different and celebrate both our 100th episode and our one year anniversary of the podcast! We reflect on the past year, talk about the future, shoutout our listeners, and more! Thank you all for supporting and listening on this journey and we are very excited for the next year!If you enjoy the podcast be sure to rate us 5 stars and subscribe! Maybe even become a podcast supporter and help us make the dream of full-time podcasting become a reality! Join our official subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/RuffTalkVR/Discord: https://discord.gg/9JTdCccucSThis podcast was sponsored by Kiwi Design- the premier company for Oculus Quest accessories. Visit our affiliate link below to shop for your VR accessories including knuckle straps, lens protectors, head straps, link cables, and more while also supporting the podcast!Affiliate Link: https://www.kiwidesign.com/?ref=RuffTalkVRGet 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code RUFFTALKVR at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod*We are paid a commission through affiliate links to help support the podcast on the Kiwi links abovePodcast support link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rufftalkvr Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/RuffTalkVR)

Hello Frances
Optimal Performance and Wearable Tech

Hello Frances

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 11:52


Do you have any wearable technology that you use to optimize your performance? Shantelle has been implementing new technologies into her routine to analyze and monitor important aspects of her daily life in hopes of optimization. Listen to this week's episode of the Hello Frances Podcast to learn how Shantelle uses her Apple Watch, Oculus, and Oura Ring to track her daily functions, sleep, activity, fitness, and readiness. If you use wearable tech, let us know your favorite features!

Pod Mortem: A Horror Podcast
Episode 110 - Oculus

Pod Mortem: A Horror Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 158:59


I've met my demons and they are many...I've seen the devil and he is me. Join Reneé, John Paul, and Travis as they discuss Mike Flanagan's 2013 supernatural horror film "Oculus."   Please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepodmortem    Where to listen to the podcast and follow us on social media: https://allmylinks.com/thepodmortem   Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepodmortem https://twitter.com/bloodandsmoke https://twitter.com/realstreeter84 https://twitter.com/travismwh   What would you rate Oculus and what should we watch next? Email us at thepodmortem@gmail.com    "Pod Mortem Theme" written and performed by Travis Hunter. https://youtube.com/travismwh

The DJ Sessions
CHRIS138 on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 5/1/22

The DJ Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 28:54


CHRIS138 on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 5/1/22   About CHRIS138 -   Chris Roeder, known as CHRIS138. was born and raised in Southern California and made his way up to the PNW in 2015. He first grew a love for trance music listening to Tiesto's “Elements of Life” album, and since then, his passion has grown from listening to mixing.   Over time, his music taste has diversified and he now mixes anything including Trance, Deep House, and Tech House. The 138 in his name stands for 138 beats per minute commonly found in trance, as his trance sets contain emotion and energy flowing throughout the mix.   One of his favorite parts about being an artist is interacting with the crowd and conversing with fans. As an avid concert-goer and participant within the electronic dance music scene, he understands and appreciates the fan side and welcomes anyone who wishes to learn more about the music he plays. Chris strives to grow as an artist and learn more in the industry, providing music and most importantly, happiness, to others.   About The DJ Sessions - “The DJ Sessions” is a Twitch/Mixcloud "Featured Partner” live streaming/podcast series featuring electronic music DJ's/Producers via live mixes/interviews and streamed/distributed to a global audience. TheDJSessions.com   The series constantly places in the “Top Ten” on Twitch Music and the “Top Five” in the “Electronic Music", “DJ", "Dance Music" categories. TDJS is rated in the Top 0.11% of live streaming shows on Twitch out of millions of live streamers.   It has also been recognized by Apple twice as a "New and Noteworthy” podcast and featured three times in the Apple Music Store video podcast section. UStream and Livestream have also listed the series as a "Featured" stream on their platforms since its inception.    The series is also streamed live to multiple other platforms and hosted on several podcast sites. It has a combined live streaming/podcast audience is over 125,000 viewers per week.   With over 2,300 episodes produced over the last 12 years "The DJ Sessions" has featured international artists such as: BT, Youngr, Sevenn, Robert Babicz, Jens Lissat, Alex Bau, Elohim, Leandro Da Silva, The Space Brothers, Dave Winnel, Cuebrick, Protoculture, Jarod Glawe, Camo & Crooked, ANG, Amon Tobin, Voicians, Bingo Players, Coke Beats, Yves LaRock, Ray Okpara, Lindsey Stirling, Mako, Saint Kidyaki, Distinct, Sarah Main, Piem, Tocadisco, Sebastian Bronk, Toronto is Broken, Teddy Cream, Mizeyesis, Simon Patterson, Morgan Page, Jes, Cut Chemist, The Him, Judge Jules, Patricia Baloge, DubFX, Thievery Corporation, SNBRN, Bjorn Akesson, Alchimyst, Sander Van Dorn, Rudosa, Hollaphonic, DJs From Mars, GAWP, Somna, David Morales, Roxanne, JB & Scooba, Kissy Sell Out, Massimo Vivona, Moullinex, Futuristic Polar Bears, ManyFew, Joe Stone, Reboot, Truncate, Scotty Boy, Doctor Nieman, Jody Wisternoff, Thousand Fingers, Benny Bennasi, Dance Loud, Christopher Lawrence, Oliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Alex Harrington, 4 Strings, Sunshine Jones, Elite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth Thomas, Paul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid Speed, TyDi, Donald Glaude, Jimbo, Ricardo Torres, Hotel Garuda, Bryn Liedl, Rodg, Kems, Mr. Sam, Steve Aoki, Funtcase, Dirtyloud, Marco Bailey, Dirtmonkey, The Crystal Method, Beltek, Dyro, Andy Caldwell, Darin Epsilon, Kyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, Moguai, Blackliquid, Sunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more.   In addition to featuring international artists TDJS focuses on local talent based on the US West Coast. Hundreds of local DJ's have been featured on the show.   We have recently launched v3.1 our website that now features our current live streams/past episodes in a much more user-friendly mobile/social environment. In addition to the new site, there will be a mobile app (Apple/Android) and VR Nightclub (Oculus) coming soon.   About The DJ Sessions Event Services -   TDJSES is a WA State Non-profit charitable organization that's main purpose is to provide music, art, fashion, dance, and entertainment to local and regional communities via events and video production programming distributed via live and archival viewing.   For all press inquiries regarding “The DJ Sessions”, or to schedule an interview with Darran Bruce, please contact us at info@thedjsessions.

Iron Lords Podcast
Episode 255: Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase | PS5 Game Trials & PS Plus Stacking | WB Games Shopped? | PS5 VRR - ILP# 255

Iron Lords Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 246:16


https://lordsofgaming.net/Use Code "IRONLORD" to save 10% off at (https://advanced.gg/?ref=LORDCOGNITO)ILP ROYAL SWAG: https://teespring.com/stores/ironlordspodcast ILP PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/IronLordsPodcastCheck out the "Lords of Gaming Network" Discord server! : https://discord.gg/Z7FZqzgThe Lords are on Spotify, Google Play, Itunes & Soundcloud! Check out the links below! LOGNET is always looking for content writers so please reach out through:https://lordsofgaming.net/contact-us/  if you are interested!For 2022, The Lords return on January 9th at 1PM!*********************************************************00:00 - ILP# 255 Pre-Show!19:17 - ILP# 255 Show Start! Intro Video ends at 21:49.22:44 - @LordCognito is up for "Lordly Introductions" for the Hometown Lords, back from #PaxEast2022 !01:05:18 - It's time for the #LOGNET Scribe of the Month! 01:12:00 - The Lords talk about the recently announced  #Xbox/#Bethesda Showcase! Sean Capri (@seancapri) joins the Lords on this topic!01:56:33 - The Lords discuss the ban of #PSPlus subscription stacking as well as the new game trials requirement for #PS5 developers!02:47:11 - The Lords discuss the recent rumor of #WBGames being shopped around! Lord Forte (@Gaming_Forte) joins the Lords during this topic!03:23:56 - The Lords talk about the #VariableRefreshRate (VRR) feature rollout for the #PS5 this week!03:46:50 - The new question for the Official #ILP #LOGNET Poll is up for the week!03:47:50 - The Lords do their Outros!*********************************************************Welcome to The Iron Lords Podcast!Be sure to visit www.LordsOfGaming.net for all your gaming news!New Overlay/Intro by Shaun Labrie (@shaunlabrie)https://shaunlabrie.wixsite.com/portfolioIntro Lyrics by DallazMan (@DallazMan)!Emojis/Animations provided by the LEGENDARY GRAPHIC GOD! http://youtube.com/GraphicGod Tattoo Day with the King thanks to @Wilmyhood! Check it out on the #ILP patreon & the members-only video on #ILP Youtube!Upcoming Giveaways: ILP ROYAL SWAG: https://teespring.com/stores/ironlordspodcastILP PATREON: www.patreon.com/IronLordsPodcastILP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6XRMnu8Tf1fgIdGlTIpzsKILP Google Play:https://play.google.com/music/m/Iz2esvyqeaixk6dorkmur2nm7xa?t=Iron_Lords_PodcastILP SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-780168349ILP Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iron-lords-podcast-ili-1/id1179199929?fbclid=IwAR1p_5D8Z-nKUpbwJeiK7zQoYdQhpb1VhxBDZxoMul-uiR-IgF6cE9EQicIYou can find this week's guests on Twitter:https://twitter.com/seancaprihttps://twitter.com/Gaming_ForteILP on Twitter: twitter.cm/IronLordPodcastILP on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ironlordspodcast/ILP DESTINY CLAN: www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/178626The Iron Lords and the Lords of Gaming have an official group on Facebook! Join the Lords at:www.facebook.com/groups/194793427842267www.facebook.com/groups/lordsofgamingnetwork/Lord COGNITO--- twitter.com/LordCognitoLord KING--- twitter.com/kingdavidotwLord ADDICT--- twitter.com/LordAddictILPLord SOVEREIGN--- twitter.com/LordSovILPILP YouTube Channel for THE LAST WORD Destiny series, COMBAT TALK & KING OF STATUES with the King & additional ILP content: www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQFollow us on Twitter @IronLordPodcast to get plugged in so you don't miss any of our content.

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Amazon released their Q1 earnings for 2022 on Thursday April 29th. In this episode we do a deep dive into all the details. Key Topics: Declining macro economics First quarter 1P sales were down year-over-year for the first time in two decades, as it had to comp against a very strong Q1 2021 which was elevated by the pandemic. AWS getting a strong boost from the pandemic. Ads continue to quietly be a bright spot for Amazon Andy Jassy's first annual shareholder letter Amazon's new "Buy With Prime" offering for DTC sites. Episode 291 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday April 29, 2022. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 291 being recorded on Thursday April 28 2022 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:39] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason and Scot show listeners it is a Thursday in April late April and that means it's Amazon results so we're going to take everyone through the results that came out today talk a little macroeconomic and a little bit of ecom's if we have time Jason I wanted your hot take on Ilan buying Twitter are you freaking out. Jason: [1:04] I am not freaking out but I'm having to have a lot more conversations with people about it than I might have expected people are super interested in following it closely. Scot: [1:14] Yeah I had. I think I'm not freaking out but I think one because everyone is freaking out they may be looking over a little prick little kind of idea I had which is if the logic path goes like this the dad model on Twitter hasn't worked since they went public that hasn't really grown or do anything the subscription model is tricky and if you do have Elon doing this he obviously understands e-commerce really well with Aziz. Help create PayPal yeah I think it could be an interesting experiment to do a hybrid some kind of a subscription type program but also I think if anyone could take a run at actually doing e-commerce right inside of Twitter building on Marketplace of some kind I think that would be interesting to see him take a run at that now we could have the whole if you don't go to a cocktail party to buy stuff conversation but I do think there is something there where if you are a influencer and you know obviously Instagram is starting to figure this out all the live streams I think there's something there that Twitter could monetize so we'll see that's kind of what I'm thinking more versus make you know. That kind of losing my mind. Jason: [2:34] I think if you're a traditional Advertiser that has for what like. Who benefited from the advertising model like you're concerned because there's potential disruption but I'm with you I think there's the. The rate of change is likely to increase it Twitter like Twitter had been you know somewhat stagnant for a while so like I'm always excited to see interesting new experiments and trials so I suspect we'll see some. Some clever new ideas at least attempted to be implemented in that and you know some of them I'm sure we'll be cool side note and I maybe shouldn't disclose this on the podcast. I'm a pretty long term user of Twitter I was like in the first million users I'm pretty sure I've never seen an ad on Twitter. Scot: [3:18] I see him all the time. Jason: [3:19] So what I haven't figured out why it is I don't see them like I have a verified account and I don't know if there's some. Oily status where like they don't show as many ads but I also primarily use Twitter through apps and it doesn't seem like any of the apps show ads do you use a web browser or do you use like. Tweetdeck course. Scot: [3:44] Phone I use that wealth the apps. Jason: [3:48] Use the Twitter app. Scot: [3:50] Yeah I use the Twitter app the old apps don't really work anymore because they limited them to like some they're all hobbled at this point. Jason: [3:57] So except for tweetdeck which is owned by Twitter it's like an alternative a poem by Twitter that I stole. Scot: [4:04] Okay I didn't know that still existed. Jason: [4:07] Um yeah so I have like hesitated to Deep dive into why I don't see ads because I'm grateful that I owe but but. Scot: [4:16] Show me Aunt as the chief digital ad officer you should be seeing ads though I do think that's pretty important. Jason: [4:23] Every time I watch a TV show in my wife fast-forward through all the ads I'm like like I say you realize Those ads paid for this house right and. Scot: [4:30] Yeah. Jason: [4:32] I'm sorry tell the advertisers listening. Scot: [4:35] Well I saw on Twitter that you have been spending some time in the meadow verse what's that all about. Jason: [4:40] I have its kind of fun I got invited to a conference that was put on by meta AKA Facebook and the reason I was interested in it was not necessarily the topic they were hosting this 800% event in the middle verse so they sent us all their latest headsets which is the. Used to be called the Oculus quest to now it's called The Medic West too. But I hadn't really looked at their Hardware since the first generation that you and I bought the Oculus Rift which required a, pretty beefy computer and a bunch of sensors and cables and I was pleasantly surprised by The onboarding Experience like you just take this thing out of the box doesn't have any cables doesn't require any external sensors. And it seems like it works way better and easier than the old Hardware so that was kind of fun and it was kind of fun to see, the early iterations of how. Facebook in Visions like 200 people having a virtual meeting in a in the metaverse I'm not sure. It's a super exciting or that the experience has been nailed yet this is like very much a 1.0 kind of thing but it's fun to see you know people inventing new things. Scot: [5:57] Cool yeah a lot of those things you just kind of like you fiddle with your avatar for a while then it's you're sitting there watching other people you're like what is going on because their hands are moving all weird as they're like typing or something. Jason: [6:09] Yeah they have a very like accurate looking avatars and I'm like that's the last thing I want exactly. Scot: [6:15] Yeah I want to be Brad Pitt for crying out loud number one reason to go in the meadow Reese's to look better. Jason: [6:21] Indeed indeed well they apparently opted not to do that for this conference. Scot: [6:26] Well we we had mentioned doing a web three deep dive and I got a lot of listeners that reach out and said they would really like to see that so we need to put that on our agenda. [6:42] Yeah yeah yeah you know what I mean Dad request for us to do a podcast. Your pedantic so you want to kick us off with the little view of what's going on the macro before we jump into some micro. Jason: [7:01] Yeah so in general the macroeconomics are kind of a Debbie Downer and you know I am spending an awful lot of time talking with retailers and brands that are kind of planning for. Wean sort of next 9 months as a result of that but kind of frame this up. You know the Marquis - macro is inflation which there's a bunch of ways to measure it it's a wildly imperfect thing but the the most popular foot like General inflation number we use, we're now at 8.5 4% which is a 40-year high so inflation is very high. Another one we look at is like various credit worthiness and so like mortgage delinquencies is a good proxy for consumer health. And mortgage delinquencies aren't alarmingly High yet but they're in the last quarter they ticked up. And so that that is a potential early indicator. A bigger indicator that we don't like is to see the savings rate Decline and so historically like for the last 10 years I would say. [8:20] The average savings rate has been about eight percent so consumers save about eight percent of their income, during the pandemic we had the highest savings rates ever because consumers got really conservative and they were gifted a lot of extra money in terms of economic stimulus so it like briefly pipe. [8:38] Spiked over 20% but now it's back down below the it's at a 10-year low now so it's at 6.6 percent so that. It says that all of that inflation has kind of sucked all the savings out of the the US consumer and we're starting to see more defaults, I don't have data on it but one that I've heard is alarming is we're starting to see a high default rate on all those buy now pay later services that everyone you know has gotten attached to. [9:07] I've been in the housing market lately and for those that don't know the you know mortgages are starting to to really shoot up so that the. Traditional 30-year fixed mortgage rate is up at 5.1% now. It was it that during the pandemic it was down below 3. And then you know a particularly alarming one is GDP, which you know we had been kind of growing in that that one to two percent a quarter and you know we just got the the. [9:45] The Q I want to say I think it's just Q4, GDP and it was expected to be up 1% and it was actually down 1.4 percent so the economy shrunk witch. Was alarming and then you roll all that up. And you and I have talked about this being a little bit of a mixed bag but there's these consumer confidence index has and the one I look at is the University of Michigan survey, and so they have it kind of indexed against a hundred and so right now the the consumer confidence survey is that a five-year low so it's, lower right now than at any point during the pandemic and it's it sixty five point seven and so often. The consumer confidence our roads before the consumers actual Financial Health our roads but spending tends to correlate with consumer confidence more than. Then actual economic macro so so that's a particularly alarming one to the retailers, the one thing I would say is bright is as I've talked about before you know in general retailers did really well in the pandemic and and sales, um we're quite a bit higher over the last two years, and we haven't really seen them take down there the rate of growth has dramatically slowed so March retail sales versus a year ago was up 5.5 percent. [11:14] You know that's up forty percent versus two years ago and q1 of this year was up 10.8 percent versus last year it's up thirty percent versus two years ago so retail sales are still strong what you know some people would rightly point out however is what we what's hard to measure is how much of those. Of those increases in retail sales and q1 were actually from that inflation right so you know unit sales could have been down significantly because prices were up so much. Scot: [11:48] Yeah I just one of our interns handed me a note the GDP is a quarterly so that's the q1 result they do frequently update those kind of after the fact that they get more data and so but I don't usually it's kind of fractional so I don't think it's going to swing to a positive sadly. Jason: [12:07] Yeah so you roll all that up and let me just say like we went into two strong years in January and February a lot of people are planning a lot of aggressive. Investments and I and it feels to me like people are like really curtailing those investment plans as and are starting to hunker down for for potentially rough economic year, so we shall see. Scot: [12:32] Are so when you're out there talking to clients or few people kind of saying because right now everyone's maybe they already done it maybe they're kind of making their fourth quarter planning decisions right so it's kind of like a very very, cloudy crystal ball. Jason: [12:49] Oh yeah I've I've already like finished a bunch of holiday campaign plans so I've been talking like Christmas toys Non-Stop, three weeks which is a little weird but yeah and you know they're like they're there is a inflation layer to everybody's holiday plans right now, you know hopefully we get to use the the optimistic version and not the pessimistic version but everyone's planning for you know potentially going into Q4 in not great shape. [13:30] Yeah yeah but I mean you're going to tell me not to worry about any of that because Amazon made a bazillion dollars right. Scot: [13:36] Well want want also not great news on the Amazon front so that part of the setup here is we are lapping q1 2021 where covid will a huge Tailwind for for Amazon we were still we weren't shut shut in per se are locked down but there was still you know. Very little air travel and people weren't out doing stuff and then also last year there was a prime day and q1 so that's not this year so that swings the number some to some degree and then just a blanket statement whenever Jason I cover these things we always go with the data that excludes the, any changes from Financial currencies what Wall Street would call X FX so so - is the X any any. [14:25] Currency kind of changes so that neutralizes the currency stuff which is actually been oscillating quite a lot with the the whole Ukrainian Russian thing so but we take that out so we try to get kind of a neutral currency view of what's going on so it was really interesting earnings this year are this quarter because you know we had Netflix coming out and really kind of miss their number and, you know there's a family of public companies that everyone thought there was a new normal but it was actually this kind of covid-19, pull forward that is gone away so Zoom Peloton are in that camp and now it's looking like maybe Netflix's there. [15:11] Yep Shopify shopify's well I think Shopify has a whole nother world of hurt we'll talk about here. The other the other surprising thing of Netflix is just kind of randomly on the call we tasting the co kind of said oh and we're looking at an ad model and I think I'd like surprise people inside the company hadn't even been briefed on this so that's good for you so so good news I think maybe an ad models coming to Netflix so more more ads for you to go sell and do your thing. Jason: [15:39] Yeah but honestly I think no one heard that because he's right before that he said we're going to stop letting everybody share passwords I think that's. Scot: [15:47] Yeah it was like what. So yeah so you can tell they're they're scrambling to kind of they're opening their minds to things they never thought that they would look at before because the subscription actually had a loss of net subscribers even when you take out the head turned off Russian subscribers don't even if you take that out it was negative and then Google was really interesting because you and I I think we're actually pretty clearly some of the first people to talk about how worried we were about the IDF a some people call this a TT I do I don't like to call that I call it the idea phase so the the blanket term will just use as the the Amazon the Apple privacy changes and Google's results were interesting because Google has a lot of businesses inside of their Google core is immune from the Apple privacy changes because they are the search partner of Apple. [16:43] So you just go right in there they have access to all the delicious cookies and all that kind of stuff and then also they you know search is nice because you get this intent in the form of the search term so you don't have to guess what someone's trying to do and use all this add technology to figure it out that being said the YouTube part of the business we got hammered and reading through because apples a big partner of theirs but also a competitor you kind of like you had to parse their language really carefully but it seemed like YouTube was hurt hard enough that it really, really kind of ended up. [17:23] Putting pressure on the overall business even though the core search business was was pretty resilient through the changes so that was interesting and then you know what's going to. [17:34] What's going to make this even worse just broadly is they are pretty publicly stating they're going to bring a lot of those changes to the Android platform so it was kind of an Apple only platform problem but now Androids going to replicate, many of those no tracking hiding your email all these kinds of things that. Our overall good for consumers to some degree maybe they're going a little too far because there is some benefit for having. [18:02] Good product recommendations in those kinds of things that are I think are going to get hurt from this but yeah so that is all getting worse, so then Facebook so then I was like oh man this is gonna be really bad for Facebook but I think what Facebook did is they kind of kitchen sink it last time and they basically said in fourth quarter wow this apple stuffs bad let's just go ahead and if we're gonna rip the Band-Aid let's rip that thing off. Chest hair in off and they. They they actually did less worse than everyone expected so that was a relief which is we're kind of in that market and so I think they had predicted that it would be really really terrible and it was only. Terrible and then apples revenues were up 9 percent which was in this climate is when it's very low for Apple but a wind that brings us to Amazon results, anything from those who wanted to opponent before we jump into Amazon. Jason: [18:59] No just I think the apples Apple earnings were today and I would say they were surprisingly upbeat like both. Like they talked about the macros but they you know what would what you would expect to be particularly acute concerning apple is supply chain given that a bunch of their factories are walk down and closed in China right now, and Tim Cook seem like quite optimistic that they had a solid supply chain point and go forward so I hope he's right because I'm gonna want my new iPhone. Scot: [19:30] If anyone would have a handle on that I would be Tim Cook so so. Jason: [19:34] No I mean I. He's credible I wasn't saying he was wrong I was just pleasantly surprised to hear I don't hear a lot of people talking about feeling like they have their hands arms around supply chain this year so that was an outlier to me. Scot: [19:49] Well they talked about. He was a year ago diversifying out of China into was it Singapore or Vietnam they may have been Vietnam so I think they've got a couple you know they have Diversified there, they're manufacturing portfolio across multiple countries so maybe that that's part of the resilience that they're seeing there are maybe they think those cities that are locked down in China will get back to it but by the time they have some new iPhone or some. Jason: [20:14] Yeah and I do think they have this privilege status where when their factories get walk down they get watered down with workers and them so there is that. Scot: [20:22] So productivity is up yet for going to shelter in place you might as well do it on the assembly line making the Apple phones. Okay so let's jump into Amazon results and start with Revenue so the little bit of A Tale of Two Cities here so online product sales when - at minus 1% which obviously isn't good some Wall Street analysts did the math and they pulled out the comp, to the Amazon Prime day and I think that made it basically neutral so not up or down but still you know not something you want to see here I guess if GDP is decreasing, you know zero is the new wind but but not what you expect from Amazon and clearly one of the you know I would I need to go back and look at 08 and 09 it went - in those years. Jason: [21:15] I was going to ask did it because I couldn't remember it going - Scot: [21:18] It did yeah I have a chart in a presentation and it goes e-commerce went like - 20 and Amazon went negative 5 so it was better than always is tracked considerably better than the e-commerce data but it did go - for a period of quarter or two in 08 and 09 I want to say q 4 of 8 and he wanted nine is my memory but I'll fact. [21:38] Conversely subscription Services were up 13% and and there is Prime and you know all the things associated with Prime so that's interesting and then you had some commentary from the call that you heard around that that I'll say it for you unit sales were flat and in the commentary on the call they talked about that being due to inflation so you know they're they're starting to say hey we're seeing the signs of inflation here and we're fuel is rising and supply chain and they're starting to kind of. Throw a lot of these things out there that you know I think. We're doing this the evening of the report so I think wall Street's not going to really like this whole body language coming on Amazon overall growth when you stroll together all the Amazon business units you get to seven percent growth which is the slowest growth since the recession of 08 09 and if you compare that to Q4 of 21 which it's your of your growth of Q for 20 that was nine point five percent so a pretty material slow down quarter-on-quarter from the growth rates here that we're seeing, they do split out a couple segments so North America was up. [22:57] 7.6% all in and then where they felt a lot of pressure was International it was down six percent so it feels like you know. Internationally known us has is actually kind of in a worse slide from a macroeconomic and we're starting to feel it here as well, so that was that and then physical retail was up 16% that's an easy cop because you've got people weren't going to stores largely Whole Foods mix that up, this is good time you and I haven't had a chance to talk about it but they did announce that they're closing a lot of their stores so here we had a was interesting we had just opened a 5-star store, four star whatever that is and, and then they closed it like it was literally open for like 45 days I didn't get a chance to go to it and they're closing a lot of those bookstores and whatnot and that's been attributed to the new Co Jassie, saying hey we're not going to really pursue that strategy anymore. Jason: [23:55] Yeah it was a little surprising because that you know there was a decent Fleet of the book stores they closed them all the five-star stores the, the stores that were saved were the grocery store so obviously Whole Foods but also these Amazon Fresh has they added like six more so they're like 46 now if I'm, I'm counting right and then they have announced a new fashion store that supposed to open this quarter in Los Angeles, and as far as I know plans are still, on to do that but yeah it was surprising that the bookstore here in my neighborhood closed as well. Scot: [24:35] Cool and then you were watching The Profit side of Amazon what you see there. Jason: [24:40] Yeah well the they you know they talked a lot about all of these macro pressures and you know, those all having an impact on rising cost so labor costs were up fuel costs were up, and you know overall supply chain was significantly more expensive they talked about shipping expenses reached 38 percent of revenues and like in comparison that normally is about 32%. What you know fuel being a big factor and all other shipping costs and so roll all that in and they made three point six billion for the quarter which is like a 3.2 percent margin, and I think the consensus estimate was. [25:27] 4.6 so a meaningful Miss on the margins and it's interesting because. You know normally these - macro things they it's they can have a weird effect because, when the mat the inflation is high but consumer confidence is okay it actually, increases demand because you sell the same amount of stuff and you sell it for a higher price, but once consumer confidence starts dropping people start buying less right so you know Amazon you can see that demand dropping on the top line so that's a concern and then all of their costs go up because of all these macros and so the margins. Take a bigger hit and so that's a big concern and then in their commentary there was this interesting, um narrative around Amazon inadvertently ended up with too much capacity so primarily in there there with just X Network so. [26:28] You know over the last two years they famously have doubled their their warehouse capacity which now I think in total is over 100 billion dollar investment. And. They also hired a ton of people during covid they had a lot of people on covid we've said they backfield a lot of positions and then all those people came back and they apparently had too much labor so too many warehouses and too much labor equals, a hit on margins as well and so a lot of their narrative was around, they're they're expected focus on improving the efficiency of that supply chain this next quarter which. Means they have to either get more Goods in their Network and do more stuff and I you know I think we're if we have time we'll talk about some new programs Amazon's rolling out that my do that and it'll be interesting to see if they. Shrink or at least slow the rate of their labor force growth based on some of these comments as well. Scot: [27:32] Yeah yeah and. You know one Wall Street analyst kind of rolled all that together and kind of put a 6 billion dollar number on it which which is kind of yeah wow that's a it's a lot of headwinds that they're facing there so it'll be interesting to see do do they read the tea leaves and take that capacity out or do you just kind of keep it in place for a holiday because the cops will get easier through the year right because you have things were less crazy covid Wise from second half of last year. Jason: [28:06] Yeah and I you know I mean they both rightly pointed out like Hey we're glad we made the Investments we did, like they put us in a strong position you know as I don't don't pay too much attention to year-over-year comps because we're competing against such a weird year the way to think of this is, um That sales are way up in there mostly staying up right so that's kind of the the management spin on the circumstance but there for sure our head winds and I would say. If Amazon is feeling head wins the vast majority of other retailers are feeling like a head storms because, you know Amazon has more levers and more scale to insulate them from a lot of these challenges. Scot: [28:54] Yeah so so rough spot on on the cost side how about usually the bright spot is AWS how did that. Jason: [29:03] Yeah so that is exactly the opposite like, I demand you know one of the things they talked about is like a lot of people rethought their their infrastructure needs as a result of covid and it's greatly accelerated. People's migrations to the cloud so it had a good run during the pandemic and it continues to go gangbusters so it was up. Um 37 percent year over year for Q4 I think it was up forty percent so that that's a. A huge highly profitable business that's continuing to, um to go well I you know I think their total revenue was like eighteen point for tea. [29:48] Four billion which was above the consensus and you know I don't like a lot of the other businesses this is like a 35%. Gross margin business so that substantially beat the expectations which were like I think just under 30%. And it's interesting they didn't so much cover this in earnings but an indie jassi's shareholder letter, he spent a lot of time talking about some of the, amazing Innovations on silicone and the Amazons rolled out that have dramatically improved their their efficiency on AWS so it seems like they still have. They feel like a lot of Headroom to keep driving their cars down even as demand for capacity is, is growing really fast so AWS continues to be a good story I would say though I don't sleep on the ads and interestingly, they didn't talk a lot about ads in earnings they didn't talk about ads in the, the shareholder call but they sold seven point eight billion dollars worth of ads in q1 which is up 25% from last year q1 so not growing quite as fast as they WS. [31:04] That does mean 30 their last 12 months they sold almost thirty three billion dollars worth of ads and so a couple things to bear in mind. That's 33 billion dollars at like 75 percent gross margin so. Pretty you know appealing business even compared to if you call a WS like 75 billion dollar business at a 35 percent gross margin and you know. Thirty three billion dollars in ads Twitter just sold for forty four billion dollars and they sell less than 5 billion dollars a year in dance so so that that is a, highly profitable and still strongly growing business. Scot: [31:52] Yeah yet kind of doesn't get enough sunshine I think the how big this is getting. Jason: [31:58] Yeah I will say every other retailer has noticed this even if no one's talking about it and so the if the number one conversation I have with retailers is about inflation right now the number to conversation I have is about retail media networks which is code for like part of the way we'll deal with inflation as we'll get more money from the manufacturers. Scot: [32:17] Yeah and again I kind of circle back to those apple changes when when Apple gets rid of all this tracking the companies that are best positioned to, to benefit from that have closed loop data which is retail retailers because they have that transactional data and you know I think that Apple change is one of the unintended consequences is going to make Amazon's ad business huge at the detriment of Facebook and Snapchat and, Twitter in those kind of companies but then also a Walmart and Target and anyone that has you know hundreds of millions of people coming in there and and doing closed-loop transactions now is in a better position to build in that ad Network than Facebook who was so dominant for so long. Jason: [33:07] 100% And if any of these social networks like you know really start to lose value because of these challenges like don't sleep on on seeing a retailer require them right because, what you do is you swoop in with all that first party data in a choir that Network in China a lot of the big social networks are owned or aligned, by big retailers and if you remember when B dance was going to have to sell tick-tock, like it was a bunch of retailers lining up to to be involved in that transaction so yeah you know that, first party data that the Retailer's own is very valuable and you can expect they're going to look for multiple ways to monetize that you did tease one other takeaway from the. [33:55] The Q and A after the earnings were at least, was Andy they mentioned that that the rate of prime memberships is is now growing faster than pre-pandemic. Which that was a surprising bit of good news to me because I think they disclose their over 200 million Prime members now so you would. Assume like 60 percent of that's in the US that's pretty good saturation, in the US market you would expect the rate of growth to slow and then with all these macros and consumer confidence going down you would expect people to be cutting back on these. You know kind of optional subscription services and so you know apparently Jack Reacher and The Marvelous Miss maisel are good enough that that Prime is continuing to kill it. Scot: [34:47] Jack Reacher's Beyond good it was excellent. Jason: [34:50] Absolutely I saw a few people that said their new use for for Twitter is just proposed changes to propose plots for Jack Reacher season 2 so I think that was funny. Scot: [35:03] Cool and then with Wall Street it's always not what have you done for me today but what's the future look like and so all eyes were on Amazon's forward guidance which was kind of a this this quarter in Wall Street that kind of use this would you do this quarter and what's your projection and this would be a missing lower kind of quarter which is like, death quadrant of results so the forwarder forward guidance Wall Street had a consensus of 125 billion for the Top Line. In Amazon's range came in well below that their range was 116 to 121 which let's see it so 18 and a half kind of in the middle versus Wall Street was expecting 125 as kind of where they thought things would be and then gaap operating income Amazon said will be minus a billion to 3 billion positive and Wall Street had a consensus there of 6.7 billion so they basically took down the top line by a good seven, billion ish and then the midpoint of operating income by another 4 billion so this could begin I've mentioned Facebook kind of kitchen sink to it in the fourth quarter if if you're the CEO of Amazon and you're relatively new on the job. [36:25] This is a good time if you're going to have a bad quarter you might as well lower expectations and make the rest of your easy for you and I feel like there's a little bit of that in there but but again you know maybe they also they see all these things going on macro and it's also a good time to be really conservative on guidance because you don't want to you don't want to be the one cheery voice out there and then then miss it and and that that's cataclysmic in the Wall Street world. Jason: [36:50] No I think you're exactly right. Scot: [36:52] Yes so having done I don't know how many ways we've been doing this for so we've probably done 20 to 30 of these kinds of shows and this is you know this is except for that you know that. For as long as I've been watching Amazon except for those 08-09 years this is this is this is kind of a rough one so it's going to be interesting to see how the market reacts tomorrow after hours things were down about nine percent and you know this is a 1.5 trillion dollar market cap company and when it's down 10% that's 150 billion dollars so it's like, losing three shopify's kind of to put it in that context so it's interesting to see how the market reacts tomorrow and if it causes a broader concern Shopify hasn't reported yet we're going to talk a little bit about that and then yeah so yeah it's going to be interesting to see how Wall Street reacts has. Jason: [37:42] Indeed so what what other news did you want to talk about Scott. Scot: [37:46] Yeah well it is interesting thing about Shopify because in this world with the Apple privacy. You and I have talked a long time this may have to go back at my holiday predictions Shaka is in a really rough spot right now so they, so on one side many of their Merchants were using Facebook to advertise and that was really efficient so that's been cut off now there's been articles talking about how Facebook really wants closed-loop data they don't have it, so the best way to build it is to, need to have that close look data is for Facebook to build out a shopping platform there's a lot of talk about friction between Shopify and Facebook. You know if your Facebook buying Shopify just makes that easy but Shopify Toby at Shopify has kind of famously never wanted to sell the company and wants to stay independent. So you could see a day where Shopify is best partner Facebook becomes their biggest competitor so that's that's kind of an interesting thing so that's one, one attack front Shopify has kind of coming the other one is Amazon and you know I've talked on the podcast where for the longest time Shopify has been, poking the bear at Amazon and you know, I've been at this 27 years and anyone that has ever thumped Amazon on the nose has not really survive that and so so I think that's coming back to roost here because Amazon seems to have a lot of. [39:13] Programs targeted at you. [39:18] Taking the gmv back from from Shopify that's over there what are the ones I found most interesting is this idea of by with prime now a. You know skeptic would say Amazon's tried these buy things for a long time they've never worked what they've lacked in my opinion is as a merchant out there having a new payment thing you kind of famously have that NASCAR logo thing that you do and and you know it doesn't really move the needle at this point there's so many payment options and there's already by pay with Amazon, and this this program isn't there so I'm kind of reading the tea leaves here a little bit. But if I'm Amazon and I can go to a small Merchant and say all right if you add this by with Prime. We are also going to add you into the discovery side and exposure to all of our prime numbers that starts to get really interesting because now you're bringing me new customers and I think, I think that's where Amazon is going to go with this quote-unquote by with prime new thing and that. That is a perfect this is a perfect time to offer that because if you've your Shopify merchants and you're reeling because you've lost all this Facebook traffic. And then suddenly Amazon throws you a life preserver and you're going to take that life preserver even if Amazon is going to see some of your data and you know then it's really interesting because if your Shopify. Do you block that like do you stop your Merchants from taking this and it's a it's a bit of a gordian knot that they've put them in here that it's going to be interesting to watch. [40:46] One reaction to all this is we talked about it on the show last quarter Shopify announced they were going to spend a billion dollars to really beef up their delivery, and I kind of mocked that because the Amazon spin. Like 200 billion so so to think you're going to compete with Amazon and some material way with a billion dollars is kind of not serious they did acquire a company called deliver which has an extra are I don't know if how you say it deliver. And you know that's interesting but and I think they paid like three billion so they are starting to get pretty serious about this. [41:19] And I think they now see that Amazon is going to turn their Logistics Network on on them and leverage that side, the delivery side and the supply side the traffic side to hammer them the thing that makes me nervous about this these networks that are just built on existing 3pl infrastructures out there they're not going to really solve a lot of problems because, you know Amazon's got. 200-plus fulfillment centers and thousands of dsps doing last mile delivery and just building on existing old-school 3pl infrastructures even with a more friendly software isn't going to solve the same economic problem that Amazon is yes you may be able to get two day shipping, but it's going to be like $12 and Amazon's going to be at like three dollars at some point and they'll be able to offer that and they'll be able to Merchants and say the standards two days do you want to do this deliver Network you thing that shopify's doing for $12 or do you want to use our Network for three dollars and obviously you know. The choice is obvious in that room so I think it's really fascinating to watch these really big, Titans battling it out in a way that that is changing very rapidly and Amazon is really good using these these downdrafts to really Hammer a competitor and I think I think we're going to see this cure they're going to get, Shopify in a vice and I be interesting to see if shop of I can get out of that. Jason: [42:49] Yeah no I think your analysis is spot-on I do want to, clarify or clean up a couple of things the last I heard they they actually haven't closed the deal with deliver like so, you may have more recent information than me but I read like there a lot of reports that they're in talks and that there's like a, a two billion dollar price on the table but I don't think they actually announced the acquisition yet so maybe you might have you may have called it first. Scot: [43:18] It was just yet still rumors at this point I think they'll do it yeah I'm assuming they're going to do it. Jason: [43:23] So just for listeners that may not be quite as in the deliver is a 3pl so you know you there. Company you can hire to store your goods for you and ship them for you when you sell stuff and you know part of their value prop is they can, ship stuff from orders you get anywhere so you get orders on Walmart marketplace they'll ship them you get orders on Amazon they'll ship them. You get orders on your own Shopify special site they'll ship them and. [43:52] You know if Shopify serious about building out the logistics Network they need some jump starts off he's, 3pl so an acquisition would make sense but to put things in perspective the very best 3pls can kind of match Amazon service levels, and when they do they can be part of this program called, vendor fulfilled Prime which essentially means we're going to ship just as fast as if we were in Amazon's Network and so Amazon's going to you know offer Prime benefits for that shipment. Deliver is not a 3pl that has that status so, like when you talk about even if Shopify acquires them this it's not going to put them in a position to compete with Amazon I would say you're absolutely right like not only are they weigh smaller in scale, they don't have near you know they don't have the service level to even get Vineyard fulfilled Prime, and like almost all 3pls they're dependent on the traditional parcel carriers to deliver the package and they're the they're forced to pay the market rates for those deliveries and. [45:02] Amazon just has this huge Advantage from being able to deliver their own stuff so. Not saying it's not smart for Shopify to acquire some 3pls and I'm sure they'll be able to leverage them but that definitely is not going to make a fair fight with. With Amazon and then you were talking a little bit about Amazon's new offer but I'm not sure we said exactly what it is so last week Amazon announced this new service called by with, and what essentially it is is it's taking app Amazon pay and bundling it with. What Amazon would call fulfillment by Amazon. [45:43] And I think technically it would be FB am which is it fulfilled by Amazon merchants, um and so this is a program Amazon hasn't offered very often and doesn't offer widely where you put your goods in Amazon's fulfillment center and you and Amazon will ship goods for orders that didn't happen on Amazon. [46:05] So Ernie early you can only put Goods in Amazon's Warehouse to fulfill orders that happen on Amazon so if you sell something on Shopify. You have to store those goods somewhere else and you have to have kind of your inventory split but implied in this by with prime is they did this clever bundling of. Hey we'll let you fulfill orders that happen elsewhere so that could be on Facebook or on Instagram or Tik-Tok, or on Shopify and we'll bundle it with, um the Apple pay I'm sorry Amazon pay and we'll give you the badging so it essentially if there's a Prime member shopping on your website they'll see a thing saying hey get the same fast delivery you're used to you know same day delivery or next day or two day for free don't have to type any of your payment information don't have to pick any of your shipping addresses because we have all that it's a dramatically lower friction check out and it's, it's going to be super appealing for a bunch of sellers especially if you selling your own site and you sell on Amazon. It's going to be really appealing and it's kind of a deal with the devil because you are giving more data to Amazon and you are making Amazon a stronger potential competitor. [47:19] I think it's going to be hard for a lot of people to turn it down I think the only thing that makes it. I think it's a death blow to a lot of 3pls out there the only thing that I think makes it not completely devastating is that they will only it will only work for Prime members so. You couldn't for example launch your Shopify site and say by with prime is my only checkout flow. Because you wouldn't you wouldn't be able to sell anything to non-prime members so you still need an alternative solution for non Prime members but if. Amazon ever expanded this program like you know it that that would become. Super devastating to a lot of the 3pls and and folks that are looking to compete with Amazon in the space and I just. I think it's a super scary / clever way to both leverage that excess capacity that we just talked about and you know kind of. Um pull up the ladder behind you know after that after they kind of use their their fulfillment as a competitive advantage to, too kind of you know acquired 200 million Prime members now they make it way harder to compete with him bye-bye you know letting letting people use that service wherever they want to shop. Scot: [48:38] Yeah you had the one thing I'm still trying to get my arms around is I think deliver started building fulfillment centers and then they decided I think they have one or two and I think the rest of their Network ended up being a network and not ones that they own and operate so I don't think they really bring into the world to new delivery capability or capacity. Jason: [48:59] Ya know I as far as I'm aware they don't either so I think we. Yeah so I do think that's big news I think there's gonna be a lot of talk about it 11 kind of Niche use case but you know there's a lot of established brands that only sell through wholesale and they're all secretly figuring out how they sell. How they added direct-to-consumer component and in this this this offering is going to be right in all their wheelhouse right like if. If you're a big brand and you suddenly need to figure out how to you and you're used to shipping pallets to Walmart and you suddenly need to figure out how to fulfill each as and you. Party have a bunch of inventory at Amazon it's going to be super appealing they just say what use Amazon for. Scot: [49:42] Yeah and then you beat me to the punch and you read the shareholder annual letter I have not had a chance to read that with what was interesting in there. Jason: [49:50] Yeah well quick reminder for listeners Jeff Bezos wrote the shareholder letter every year, the 1997 when was particularly amazing and in fact Jeff agrees with me on that so, every year since then Kiri copies the the 1997 shareholder letter in it so this was a point of particular interest to me because this was the first shareholder letter written by someone other than Jeff Bezos, so Andy jassy in the new CEO and I think it very much follows the. The kind of pattern in the Cadence of the typical Amazon shareholder letters up to and including having the 1997 letter embedded in it at the bottom. [50:32] I wouldn't necessarily say there were any huge Revelations or or huge new takeaways. From from the letter like a lot of the letter talked about. Kind of the iterative nature of all of these successful Services than Amazon launched so they kind of painted the picture that like people imagine that. You know Kindle was just born as this amazing fully form business or ews was an amazing business, and he talked about how the first versions of all those Services were pretty mediocre right and he used this term that a few others have used. Minimum lovable product and he kind of Paints the picture about how they evolve like how they launch. Um AWS and it was very rarely useful because they couldn't offer both compute and storage which most people tend to need and storage was going to take another year and a half so they launch compute without storage. And then later added storage and then later added their own silicon and how each of those iterative steps made it a much more powerful offering until it reach today's Juggernaut and. Similar stories for Alexa and and Prime and a bunch of these other things so he was kind of painting this, this picture about how things iterate in the back of my mind I'm thinking. [51:54] My my Alexa is disagreeing with me the. In the back of my mind I'm thinking he's setting us up for some of his initial initiatives being kind of mediocre at first I don't know I don't know if that's, really where he's going but then he did kind of highlight the autonomous teams principle that we've talked about several times on this show he talked about how important it is to, expect and accept failure that you really you know can't be successful if you don't have some failures and well that sounds obvious I can't tell you how many times I've talked to, potential clients that you know said hey we want to do some crazy Innovation but we can't afford to fail. And that you know seems like a recipe for disaster so I do appreciate that advice and then this may be really nitzsche but he did he talked a little bit about there. [52:47] Their press release and their six-page narrative principle that they use and we've talked about this before like so you go to a meeting and you read The six-page Narrative for new idea and at the back of that narrative they have a press release, that is kind of written to paint a picture of the press release will be able to issue if this initiative is successful so it's kind of begin with the end in mind idea, and in this Cheryl the letter he also alluded to the they now make you write they frequently asked questions to go with that press release which I hadn't heard that before and I thought that was interesting so, so those are kind of. The the main recap of the the shareholder letter but you know if you haven't if you have a few moments I would definitely it's worth a quick read and checking it out. Scot: [53:32] Did he explain why they do the frequently Asked question. Jason: [53:35] He did not he just referenced it and maybe maybe one of my Amazonian friends will correct me but I feel like. Most of the the kind of external stories about that process have focused on the narrative and the press release and I just had never heard. The Q&A being part of the or the FAQ being part of that that package before so I just thought that was an interesting. Interesting tidbit. Scot: [54:03] Recall any other e-commerce news you want to cover. Jason: [54:08] You know there's always more stuff we could talk about but the good news is we always have more shows and it has happened again we've used up more than our lot of time for this episode so I think we should probably call it quits let everyone get off the exercise bike, hopefully you write us that that five star review and we'll pick up some of the other exciting industry news in the next show. Scot: [54:31] Thanks everyone and until next time... Jason: [54:34] Happy commercing!

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