Tag Archives: Amazon

TKC 456 Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Author of The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre Interview starts at 13:00 and ends at 41:17 “This is also my philosophy of life: I talk about a turtle. A turtle stays in one place–it’s safe. Nothing can happen. It carries its house on its back. If that turtle […]

TKC 454 Kes Woodward

Painter, art critic and historian Interview starts at 15:00 and ends at 41:14 “I remember your talking on one of your programs about Jeff Bezos’s insisting on a one-second [Alexa] response when his staff said, “We can get this down to three seconds,” and he said, “That’s not good enough.” That makes a huge difference. […]

TKC 452 Timothy DeLizza

Author of “Jerry (from accounting)” Interview starts at 14:56 and ends at 45:09 I love what Amazon is doing in terms of giving access to a platform in a kind of populist way. I think that is incredibly helpful. I think the distribution is amazing. It creates new readers. I love the $2 price point […]

AI and Deep Learning Tech: Liveblog from South By Southwest

A distinguished panel is on stage: Chani Wiggins, a DC lobbyist on security and technology issues; Rohit Prasad, vice president of Alexa Machine Learning and Speech at Amazon; Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington state, and Terah Lyons, former policy advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House. We will be hearing about […]

TKC 447 Stephen Campbell

Author of Four Seasons of Reno Hart and Creator of The Author Biz podcast Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 42:30 The power of Amazon Publishing–if you’ve written a good book and the people at Amazon support the book–there are so many levers and knobs that they can turn to put it in front […]

TKC 444 Thad McIlroy

President of The Future of Publishing Interview starts at 8:19 and ends at 44:04 I’m convinced that if you want to retain your job in publishing moving forward, unless you’re demonstrably technology adept, you’re going to lose your job. Yeah, there’s room for 100 amazing editors who can’t even use a computer, but that’s not […]

TKC 442 Aboard the Silver Meteor

Supper aboard the Silver Meteor en route to Kissimmee, Florida News “How Netflix Lost Big to Amazon in India” by Abhishek Madhaven at Backchannel – January 12, 2017 Tech Tip “Is Amazon’s Newest 5% Credit Card Worth the Hype?” by Nick Clements at Forbes – January 13, 2017 Interview with Kindle Owner Robert Millonig (Starts […]

TKC 438 Matthew Rubery

Author of  The Untold Story of the Talking Book  Interview ‪starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 “There’s often a false division between audiobook listeners and print book readers, because in my experience the two are almost always the same. They’re people like me who just love reading and want to do as much of […]

TKC 432 Eric Loss

Captain of Sea Dragon, Author of Loss at Sea: A Solo Circumnavigation Interview ‪starts at 13:19 and ends at 36:18 It’s less difficult than it will seem at times. There will be hard points, but as long as you can power through those or endure through those, you just have to keep going. News “Donald […]

TKC 431 Earplay CEO Jon Myers

Executive Team at Earplay Interview ‪starts at 10:28 and ends at 44:37 Left to right: Dave Grossman, Chief Creative Officer; Bruno Batarelo, Chief Technology Officer; and Jon Myers, Chief Executive Officer News Charlie Rose interview of Jeff Bezos (video) – October 27, 2016 Interview with Jon Myers Earplay site Western Dramatic Literature: A Micro-Anthology by Jonathan Myers […]