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time life proudly presents the best music from those times in the woodstock collection. >> in the mid 1960's, our world was changing and music was becoming more than it had ever been before. we were losing our innocence and the music was reflecting that in style and substance. >> fist, in its sound. and then in its message.
>> san francisco was the self-declared capital of this. >> and there was a mass . gration from the country ♪ if you're going to san francisco ♪ >> we were trying to turn on and tune in, and the music started speaking to us in new ways. >> it started to speak to our minds as well as our hearts. into a new word crept our minds. psych adelle i can.
>> it was a time of expanded consciousness and spiritual awakening. >> and the singers and song iters who created it were -- >> the woodstock era was time when it felt like music was important. now that music and all those memories come alive again and you're just a phone call away -- a aving them as you're
as your very own. >> now time life has put it all together in the woodstock collection, the music of the love generation. >> you will relive the incredible songs and the artists that were part of our lives. >> you will get 174 only hits by the original artists, all digitally remastered by time life to give you perfect sound.
>> you could spend hours of time and hundreds of dollars trying to find all the unforgettable hits of the time life generation and you could own this collection of eight c.d.'s for just five easy payments of $29.99 each. that's just 80 cents a song. >> but wait. that's not all. when you order with your credit card we send you absolutely free the summer of love, 40 of t hits from the summer love.
>> even that's not all. call in the next 18 minutes and get free shipping, a total of 0 c.d.'s from a special name music history. ♪ >> and here's the best part, if the woodstock collection is not the best collection you have ever heard, send it back and we'll refund your purchase price. remember, this collection is not hold? stores. so call now. >> if you have heard the music before, you're going to love it, because -- it was a renaissance period. >> there's just something in there for err human being who loves music. and who was part of that time period. >> listening to the c.d.'s, it was a celebration. >> in 1969 all roads led to
upstate new york, to something called the woodstock music and art fair. >> they were hoping 50,000 people would show up. and when half a million arrived, they took notice. ♪ >> tommy, didn't you have a chance to play woodstock? >> no kidding. i was in hawaii and got a call to play a pink farm. in my autoby ogg any i admitted turning it down was a really big mistake. woodstock was defining moment and for three days and night the stage was filled with some of the most incredible talent.
>> many of the artists that came on the scene back then are still with us today. >> and in some ways as big as ever. ♪ it's time you did god knows when but -- you got to change your evil ways baby i know it's not much ut it's the best i can do my gift is my song and this one's for you ♪ >> some of the strongest, most assertive female artists of all time came out of this period. ♪ you and i travel to the beat of a different drum oh, can't you tell by the way i run you're so vain you probably think this ong is about you i've looked at clouds from both sides now
from up and down and still somehow >> don't go looking for the woodstock collection in stores. it's only available right here from time life. just call the number on your screen or order online. listen in your home and if it isn't the best collection you've ever heard, simply send it back and time life will refund your purchase price. it's that good. so don't wait. call now. >> it started in san francisco, came of age in woodstock, changed us and the world forever. and now time life has put it all together in the woodstock collection. the music of the love generation. ♪ if you're going to san francisco be sure to wear some lowers in your hair
all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray ♪ >> you'll relive the great times. incredible songs and artists that were very much a part of our lives. ♪ groovin' on a sunday afternoon the beat goes on the beat goes on ♪ >> you have the psychedelic songs, peace songs, feel good songs, and true classics. the songs that make the woodstock collection the music of a love generation come alive. ♪ born to be wild born to be wild it's the time of the season hen love runs high >> every c.d. is filled with great songs and great memories
along with complete liner notes telling the story of this great era. ♪ sunshine came softly through my window today you got it yeah baby she's got it well, i'm your venus, i'm your fire what's your desire ♪ >> order now and you can own this fabulous collection of eight cd's for just five easy payments of $29.99 each. that's just 86 cents a song. ♪ everything turn turn turn there is a season turn turn turn i'm leaving on a jet plane i don't know when i'll be back again ♪ >> but wait. that's not all. when you order with your credit
card, we'll send you absolutely free, a two c.d. set called the summer of love. the greatest hits from that once in a lifetime summer. ♪ i'm a man yes i am but i can't help but love you so you're feeling alone and the fish won't bite you need a little bit of soul to put you right ♪ >> even that's not all. call in the next 10 minutes and get free shipping and handling. that is a total of 10 cd's from a special time in american history. turn a whiter shade of gray ♪ >> remember this collection is not sold in stores, so call now. >> tommy, this era was filled with love-ins, unrest, and protest. >> that's right. from all that came a new kind of music called folk rock. ♪ good morning america how are you
don't you know me i'm your native son morning has broken like first morning here comes the sun here comes the sun and i say it's all right. ♪ ♪ summer breeze makes me feel fine blowing through the jazmine in my mind ♪ >> and yet as serious and meaningful as those times were they also gave birth to a new kind of pop music. ♪ these eyes are crying these eyes have seen a lot of love but they're never going to see another woman like i had with you ♪ cheer up sleepy jean oh, what can it mean to a day dream believer
kicking down the cobble stones, looking for fun and feeling groovy ♪ >> this music connected our generation. >> not just where we lived but all over the world. ♪ give me some loving give me some loving all right now baby it's all right now brown eyed irl you my brown eyed girl hush-hush i thought i heard her calling my name now hush-hush ♪ >> we even had our own language. we said things like groovy and far out. we went to head shops, too, and the music was always a big part of that experience. on the road again i'm on the road again in the year 2525
this man is still alive. ♪ sign rns sign, everywhere a sign, walking tout see it ♪ ♪ nights in white satin never reaching the end ♪ >> there were also bands that came out of this era that wednesday on to become legends. ♪ listen to the music whoa, oh, listen to the music does anybody really know what time it is does anybody really care what goes up, must come downforce force spinning wheel not to go round ♪ >> this era started in the mid 1960's. with a generation feeling better thinking and better living would make a better world. music. all kinds of music was changed forever. and this collection shares those times and memories. ♪ good morning star shine the
earth stands alone they call me melo yellow that's right. >> wow. hearing all of this music again is unbelievable. you could search the internet, scour the record stores, rummage through your attic, or spend hundreds of dollars and you still wouldn't be able to find all of these songs anywhere. but now you can own them all, 174 hits that were so much part of our lives and who we are today. so let that freak flag fly and call now. >> it started in san francisco, came of age in woodstock. changed us and the world forever. and now, time life has put it all together in the woodstock collection. the music of the love generation. hey mr. tamborine man play a song for me monday, monday so good to me ♪
>> you'll relive the great times, incredible songs, and artists that were very much part of our lives. ♪ it's a beautiful morning i think -- what a day for a day dream what a day for a day dreaming boy ♪ >> you'll get 174 original hits by the original artists all digitally remastered by time life to give you studio perfect sound. on a magic carpet ride don't you want somebody to love don't you need somebody to love hey, i got you, babe i got you babe ♪ >> you have the peace songs, psychedelic songs, happy songs, feel good songs, and the true classics. the songs that make the music
of the love generation come alive. ♪ i'm going up the country don't you want to go i'm going up the country, don't you want to go keep me hanging on ♪ >> every c.d. is filled with great songs and great memories along with complete liner notes telling the story of this great era. ♪ young hearts can go their way sunday will never be the same ♪ >> you could spend hours of time and hundreds of dollars trying to find all the unforgettable hits of the woodstock collection but time life has done all of that for you. if you order now you can own this collection of eight cd's for five easy payments of $29.99 each just 86 cents a song. ot a black magic woman got a
black magic woman i can't see me loving nobody but you forall my life ♪ >> but wait. that's not all. when you order with your credit card, we'll send you absolutely free a two c.d. set called the summer of love. 40 of the greatest hits from that once in a lifetime summer. turn your eyes around. be with my girl she's so pretty >> even that's not all. ♪ call in the next two minutes and get free shipping and handling. that's a total of 10 cd's from a special time in american history. ♪ another pleasant valley sunday here in status symbol land ♪ >> here is the best part. if the wood stock collection is
not the best collection you've ever heard, send it back and we'll refund your purchase price. it's that good. remember, this collection is not sold in stores. so call now. >> the music sounds good no matter what. no matter when you listen to it. and it always will i think. everyone needs this collection in their collection. because it covers everything. >> i put it on with some friends and you can't go three or four songs without somebody going, my god. i haven't heard that in ages. >> the best thing about it is it's all the music, all together, in 10 cd's. >> hey, this show has been a blast. the music and the woodstock collection is just unbelievable. it shaped and defined a generation. i'm tommy james. enjoy the music. >> the preceding has been a paid advertisement for time life's music collection.
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terrorist attacks. this is home to the european union's headquarters and we know that because one of the bombings to place at a metro station outside. this is a city with a lot of internal tension. >> stepping back from the tragic events of the last week, looking at the city as sort of a tale of two cities, where you have the european union and all of the people who work there. >> bureaucrats. >> and then you look at the people who live in some of the , includinghborhoods some neighborhoods that are heavily -- where they're ours -- where there is high unemployment and where there is this huge economic divide. one of the things we do with is how brussels is run in such a policet it has six forces and has 19 municipalities in it. and just how hard it is. to govern and meld these
communities together. david: the government does not have a good sense of what is going on. >> they do not have a good sense of what is going on with them, and the national police force is relatively small. belgium is also focused on regional tensions. so tensions have not been spent on melding immigrants into the bigger community at large. david: on the cover this week, twitter,ey, the ceo of an exclusive interview with him. a real turning point for the coupling. what do we learn from hearing from jack dorsey? >> it is a 10th anniversary and twitter is in an odd spot. revenue is up, but they have yet to turn a profit. the big problem is they have plateaued out at 320 million users, which is a lot of users, but it needs to get bigger.
david: people try it and they do not come back. >> sometimes they do not come back, although 320 million is a lot of users. people are looking to see growth and to see growth in revenue as well, so that is a problem he is dealing with and he has a plan to get twitter to 20 years old. david: we talked to felix gillette, the author of that story, along with sarah frier. >> he wants the world to know that twitter has an identity and it knows what its identity is. what is a good for? is a good for media, for celebrities? twitter never had a strong response. twitter is live, a conversation happening now. it is a public conversation happening all over the world about the events taking place. , and it been the focus
helps to have some sort of identity in terms of part of the big challenges. , convincing the hundreds of millions of people who have already used twitter. they have to get those people back and give it a second chance. it is harder than getting people to check this thing out for the first time. when i turned to twitter it is during the big event. i gather what jack dorsey wants to do now, create more live events. we used to be the super bowl. let's see if we can make each nfl game a live event and have fans of those teams have conversations in the same way that people gather to talk about the super bowl. and even lower than that, he has very high hopes for periscope, this live streaming app that they bought last year. periscope basically lets anybody
with a smartphone, turn it into a live streaming device, and on periscopethat but also on twitter, and part of what he sees in the future is suddenly there is live events happening in your neighborhood, like on a much smaller scale around periscope and people broadcasting live around them and people gathering to have watercooler conversations there. twittero you think of and all that it has done, how integrally was to the arab spring -- it was not the company that was really playing a role in that. you have a tremendous set of users who wanted -- it strikes me what is changing now is the company wants to play a more active role in the kind of content that people are using and consuming. >> definitely. they are flexing their editorial muscles for the first time. they built this amazing global
microphone for people that wanted a microphone. it is a great service. the problem is a lot of people out there do not want a broadcast -- do not want to broadcast anything to the world. for them it is kind of a useless service to do that. so in order to get bigger than 320 million users to get to one billion users, they need to convince people that do not want to broadcast to the world that there is some other reason to be there. , ok,that boils down to is you do not have to tweet to enjoy twitter. come here and you will get to listen. sit back and you can treat it like you are with cable television. have twou are going to insight people to consume media, you have to curated for them. that is what twitter is in the early stages of doing, figuring out how we take this huge fountain of human thought and slicing it and dicing it and making it more presentable to people who are newcomers who
just want to sit back and say what is going on on twitter. david: how radically different are the two companies? was the ceo before jack dorsey. felix: i do not see a huge amount of difference at this point. jack had come back in 2011 to become executive chairman of twitter. he was there behind the scenes. he was advising the former ceo, so he has been a part of this for a while. having him become ceo again and ,ake on a much more public role i think the major difference is you get jack dorsey's style and vision front and center. they think there is obviously value in that, but this guy has been held that this great tech visionary. he has a vision for the company.
salespersonnd of that we needed at a time when we needed to step it up in terms of our market, in terms of public relations, in terms of the story that twitter tells the world are about why they need to come back to twitter and give it a try. david: ahead on bloomberg businessweek, the magazine's creative director talks about ceo jack dorsey's pose. propecia, the exclusive danish hair clinic setting up shop in beverly hills. all that ahead on "bloomberg businessweek." ♪
david: welcome back to "bloomberg businessweek." in this week features section, stephen spinner. the controversial solyndra investment, but now he has created software crucial to politicians getting elected. >> i first met steve spinner when i went out to silicon valley to do a story on the up and coming candidacy of barack obama, who had just challenged hillary clinton and surprised the political establishment i raising enormous amounts of money, raising more money than clinton did. one of the ways he did that was by tapping into silicon valley guys like spinner, who at the time were interested in social networks. spinner, who is an ordinary middle-class guy for silicon valley, not a billionaire by any stretch. david: you write about how he weaponize the algorithm. what has he done?
josh: after he left the obama administration, he is an entrepreneur and got to thinking about what company can i start, what problem can i solve? the one he knew best was fund-raising. spinner essentially wanted to hadd his software, what he higher neared in obama's first campaign, and the idea that instead of manually going out and calling everybody in your social network and trying to figure out whether they were republican or democrat, passing off a lot of people because he guessed wrong, he and his cofounder wrote an algorithm that essentially you are telling people that you're raising money for -- you upload your contacts the webspiders through and check those names and checks everything from the federal election database, affinity groups, the sierra club, and the software can essentially figure out your politics and figure out who you have given to, who you
have not given to come and who you would be likely to give two. it returns your contacts to you, optimized by the propensity and whoever orto give to whatever cause you are raising money for. that is a valuable weapon in washington because it is going to be easier to raise more money and give you a competitive advantage over whoever it is you are running against. steve spinner did this after he got out of the obama administration. he oversaw the grant to solyndra. figure now,artisan selling the software to both democrats and republicans. and a lot of people who criticized solyndra are now ponying up to buy this program. that working on the team dispersed the $30 billion or so in stimulus funds that were earmarked, promising clean technology companies. what he and his team did were to
act like venture capitalists for the government, but they were trying to grow these cleantech industries and create jobs. overall they did an excellent job, investing in tesla and other good firms. solyndra went bust not too long after doe gave them a loan guarantee. up inr's name turned e-mails because he organized the ribbon-cutting ceremony for joe biden at solyndra. it was recognized that this was fundraising. let's make this guy look like a piñata and attack him. strategies ofn mitt romney's campaign was to talk about solyndra, suggesting it was a villainous conspiracy between these fundraisers and obama. it did not work, but one of the great ironies in this piece is that spinner has managed to attract both democratic and republican investors, including folks on the mitt romney
> david: welcome back to "bloomberg businessweek." i'm david gura. jeff green writes that the ongoing struggle for equality in the workplace in america's heartland. >> 54% of americans are in a state where if you are gay, somebody can say it i do not want to rent to you or i want to fire you and you do not have legal recourse. you will probably lose if you
sue because the state law does not reflect protection for those people. >> how are companies navigating that terrain, figuring out how to deal with people in places where culturally it is different than where they might be headquartered? >> most companies protect on that basis, so at least in the workplace you are fine. the issue becomes when you have somebody who is in a protected environment at the moment, you want to transfer them to is not protected, that can be an issue. the focus of the article is looking at where companies are in this process and how it can be difficult if you are in an environment where the broader society is not ready for this kind of discussion. >> you look at hormel foods. what happened there? in 2011 they had a low score. companies are scored on a scale of zero to 100, and they were at 15, which means they were doing nothing.
they had the basic policy in place that said if you are gay and we find out, we cannot fire you. so they said we are going to improve that. started adding dates to the calendar such as gay pride day and national coming out day. it is a simple thing they handed out every year. i was talking to the head of hr, the senior vice president. he passed this thing out. him,e started e-mailing coming by his desk, saying we do not want this. i guess they thought this would be something like a baby step, but it turned out to be a turning point. some executives said we have to stop this and go back to the old calendar. the ceo said, no, we are going to push forward. david: where does a company like hormel foods turned to guidance as it approaches this? jeff: in this case they did it themselves. there are some best practices out there. there is a group that sets
standards and you can look at the application. their own employees talked about -- and in some cases, the experiences had directly, one of the people i talked to help the transgender employee with that transition and in the process relies how many of the policies that were in place were counterproductive. they did not realize it because it was something that did not matter to their company. part of it is just realizing you did not have gay employees. david: we have seen in the news states that have tried to pass legislation that would make this discrimination legal. we have seen it in indiana and george as well. ceo's of big companies are fighting against it. how salient is that argument? is it getting through to people on the ground, saying here is a guy threatening to pull jobs out of my state of things do not change? jeff: georgia is one of the states where you can be fired for being gay. they are adding additional protection to states.
this is adding a layer of protection for religious people in other situations that they field might be under threat. so states like indiana and georgia already allow a certain amount, so that by itself may be hurting them. when these things happen, it can be worse. are 32 states, 200 different bills that the lgbt community considers a threat to their lifestyle. david: i imagine you talked to a lot of people. i wonder if any story stood out to you, someone who might have faced some challenges with recruitment? jeff: there is another company , and attory, eaton least the public perception, she said if it were not for her partner that she had in the state, in ohio, that to her was such a hostile environment, a
state that you are not naturally protected, that if it were not for this job and maybe her partner, she definitely would not be there. that is what she hears from people trying to recruit. they check out the company, what is the situation? is alreadythat seen as hostile, it is difficult to recruit. david: we introduce you this week to a new global fraternity, an exclusive club that everyone gets in including royals and rock stars. it is a hair clinic. the company means hair as sexy asch is not the name, and basically he rejectsup to -- it several people that apply. it is kind of like a cult. david: so you apply the tonic
and then you go back and fourth with representatives of the company? >> right. david: i have not heard of it previously. >> it is huge in germany, norway. there is one in dubai. one in tampa was very successful. and they opened an online consultation so you do not have to be in a particular place. scuttlebutt about who is using it? celebrities? -- unfortunately, you have to apply it twice at night and you have to wait a half hour between applications. he is falling asleep between the first and second application. david: next up, forget casablanca.
david: welcome back to "bloomberg businessweek." coming up, how this week's cover got made, and how -- and twitter jack dorsey. the gamble that warner bros. is making on the new film "batman versus superman." david: so many must reads in this issue. in the focus on retirement section, you look at vanguard, more than $3 million under management, and they are pioneering this hybrid of having robo advisors, having people
decide where to place their money, and also through digital access to financial advisors within the company. ellen: most of the attention has been on startups, betterment and well front, but vanguard has gotten into this business and has immediately become one of the leaders in the field because they already have so much under management. they have added a twist, which is for many of their clients, they do have not just sort of robo advising, but also actually people. you can do chatting on the computer or talk to them by the old-fashioned telephone, and they will try to get a better sense of what your needs are, what your other assets are and put you in the right place. it is interesting that there is this competition between startups, that there is also competition between the startups and these huge players, and
schwab is in it, too. david: there is a vanguard through-line in this section. one of your reporters tries to track down a pension. there are people with fine benefit pensions. they move from job to job and they lose track of them. she had a heckuva time trying to figure out where this money was. like: it was kind of a detective story. the reporter tried to track down a pension from way earlier in hi her career. the company she had worked for had been acquired, maybe split, and part of it had gone into bankruptcy. so the question was, had the government taken over the pension? it turned out without was not the case. she tried looking it up in various places with organizations that track lost pensions. finally she found it. it happens to be at vanguard. she found it because she talked to someone who had talked to someone who knew where the old pension had gone. it is sort of a warning to people because this happens a
lot. david: there are government agencies that try to help you with this. she kept running into dead ends. ellen: she went to one agency but they did not handle the states she worked in or lived in, and that became a problem. so she kept moving from agency to agency, talking to people, and she found it. this happens with 401k's, too. it is not just pensions. david: lastly, an incredible piece in the horn of africa, across from yemen. after risen to prominence september 11. of newit is the size djibouti. it has become incredibly important because it is strategically located and it has become a place where lots of countries want to have a military presence. the u.s. has a huge base there.
china is moving in. many's first space in decades is there. all kinds of nongovernmental organizations are there. it has become the casablanca of this decade. it has that feel. our reporter even goes into a restaurant, where sort of everybody wants to be seen. it has that vibe to it. david: we talked to our reporter. >> starting with september 11, the u.s. after that was looking for a place where it could establish its first-ever military base dedicated solely to counterterrorism, and it looked for places that had access to both middle east and to africa, and djibouti emerged as the most logical place to put a base. what kind of country is
it today? >> relatively speaking it is quite stable, but it's neighbors are somalia, ethiopia, eritrea. it is surrounded by a lot of countries that are basically on fire. david: what drew you there? a very nascent, growing place when it comes to business and development apparatus. >> one of the reasons was that china recently announced that it was opening its first military base abroad and putting it in djibouti. so you have this dynamic where you have all of these countries that are not necessarily -- they are not enemies, but they are also rising. so you have the u.s., having its biggest military base in the region just four miles from where china is going to open his first foreign military base -- to open its first foreign military base.
japan is right alongside them. i wanted to see the dynamic of all these countries that are forced to exist side-by-side in a small area and see how that works and how -- what sort of atmosphere results from that. the macro see that at level. you make your way to a bar frequented by businessmen, soldiers from these countries, and that is a microcosm that gives you a sense of everyday life in djibouti. sort of a place that is a local hangout for a lot of the outsiders who come in, and i was told that this place was sort of the melting pot of djibouti. it certainly lived up to that. there were german soldiers, american. there were trench contractors. all sorts of different nationalities mixing, and this has -- it is a really good place to kind of view this dynamic of the country, but it is also attracting the attention and the
potential problems that all of these different nationalities and different interests coming together in one spot might bring. a couple of years ago, two suicide bombers went into that restaurant, and they were targeting french commandos, blew themselves up, injured more than one dozen people, killed three. so it is kind of this focal , where all ofuti the players come together and you can really see how the country is changing at a really small micro level. david: what do folks from djibouti think of all this attention from folks moving to the capital city? monte: the government of djibouti definitely wants to capitalize on all of this. they want to leverage the interest of the military with private interest. they have this plan that they
want djibouti to turn into another dubai. within 20 years, they hope that djibouti can be a regional capital for free trade. as for normal djibouti residence, it is a mixed reaction. for example, when the americans came in and started to expand the military base a couple of years ago in 2013, they programd a $1.5 million to really expand the us-based there. basehired -- the u.s. there. they hired foreign workers from countries like the philippines to do that work, and there were protests at the base against the u.s. that led to a change in hiring practices and there was a little bit of tension there. a lot of other people see those military providing stability.
we mentioned a lot of countries of the neighboring area that have lots of turmoil, and they see the foreign military presence as a possible deterrent , for example, of islamic militants coming in and trying to take over the country. have you ever wondered what goes into making a "number business week" cover? director, robert. robert: very bright covers. we want to stay away from twitter blue or grey. so we tried something completely different. orange and yellow, really bright. then there was this interesting cafe. it was based on the edward hopper painting. chris shot a great portrait there that leads from the inside. the headline twitter
hashtag. how was that arrived at? robert: it was slightly critical but not overly mean. david: what do you want the photo to convey? robert: he looks quite pensive. in terms of body language, arms crossed, which generally represents that you want to protect yourself or are a little defensive. himwhole story is about being in a slightly defensive position. everybody has a theory of why people do not use twitter more. is not necessarily being attacked, but people are questioning where the company is going to go. david: next up, what it is really like risking your life to bring people to the top of mount everest. plus, the supersonic plane picking up where the concorde left off. and potheadsstors
david: "bloomberg businessweek welcome back to "bloomberg welcome back to "bloomberg businessweek." i'm david gura. the story in the technology section. i talked to ashlee vance and got the story. arehe company says they going to carve out a 40 passenger jet that would fly faster than the concorde, and 500 think there are about routes, most of them over oceans, that this would apply to. they want to charge less and the and the analysts i spoke to, if they could fill this plane, they think it has a
chance. to takeys are trying advantage of all the computer stimulation technology, materials, improvements like carbon fiber instead of aluminum . by moving fast and cheap, they think they can bring it to market. david: you check out the prototype, in a hangar that used to belong to john denver. what does the prototype look like? ashlee: you cannot see the actual plane yet. the models they have mocked up are a bit smaller then the concorde. otherwise it looks like the concorde. they have cockpits made out of plywood and can' cardboard. every seat would be an aisle and a window. it is two rows of single seats going all the way through. their hope is to build a third scale plane by the end of next year, and that is when we would see how it flies and if it meets up with the simulations that they run. david: how much of this hinges on materials? this would be a plane built out
of different stuff and the concorde was? ashlee: it is a big deal. it is the only way you get the price down. they are seeing 30% more fuel efficient, but that is all on paper. we are seeing carbon fiber being used and all kinds of aerospace --panies, version galactic virgin galactic is using that. some designne things around the wing and taking some of the weight out of the plane, but it is the move to new materials that is the way you get there. extrapolatecan we about the startup culture from the way this company is being run? what does it say about startups in america today? ashlee: this one is an unconventional story in that you a former amazon/groupon guy who is the ceo. he has surrounded himself with talented aerospace engineers from the likes of nasa and lockheed martin and boeing, so
these people have real experience. this kind of thing used to seem withsible, but spacex, and jeff bezos, they have proved that you can be a startup within aerospace and you can run pretty lean before the costs go dramatically up. david: you have a new show coming out. "hello, world." what is it? ashlee: it is a tech/travel show that focuses on all over the country, and shows you the tech outside of silicon valley. we go to new zealand, iceland, places like that, showing your products and beautiful scenery along the way. david: thank you so much. etc. section, why nobody smokes flowers anymore. i'm talking about pot.
marijuana concentrate. >> if you are 30 or so or under, you are not using marijuana in the same way that gen xers did. david: smoking it like a cigarette, using a bong? >> you are probably smoking and extract or ingesting something that hasn't checked in it to get hot -- that has a next tract in -- that has an extract in it to get high. the extract that most people prefer to smoke is called rosin. that is what the profile specializes in. david: what is he trying to do? he lives in northern california. he sees a real market for this. what is so great about this rosin? >> he is trying to industrialize it. a lot of people in their garage are using straightening irons to
make rosin. david: industrializing it from that? home,you are making it at which you should not do, he did presses. the key to rosin is that when you smoke it, it gives you a very clean high. glasspare it to nursing a of house red. extract is like using top shelf vodka. it is a cleaner, more potent high. david: sherpas and their story. a documentary shot on the slopes of mount everest. and why warner bros. needs a hit. up next on "bloomberg businessweek." ♪
"batmanfor "pac-ma versus superman." >> beyond that, it is bringing out iconic characters. batman, superman, wonder woman. all its eggs in this basket, and hoping that with all of these characters coming on the screen at the same time that a control in a new fan base for the dc comics and the whole universe they are planning for the move -- for the next five or more years with aquaman, justice league, like marvel did with "avengers." it has developed a fan base for characters like iron man, captain america, and then brought them in together with a big mash-up -- with a big mash-up that had several hits with more films coming out. the pressure is on warner bros. to make a success of this film,
but at the same time revamp one hasts core franchises that not been as much success as, say, the marvel films have been for disney. david: obviously disney making a lot of hay out of those marvel movies. is this warner just ripping a page out of that playbook? anousha: warner bros. is really trying to tap into the success that marvel has had with its films and building the universe of characters. if warner bros. can have success with this movie, it brings out a lot of possibilities -- spinoffs, sequels, more origin stories of other characters, creating a world of films. if it does not, it has locked itself out of a potentially huge market for the next few years. having said that, some wall street analysts are warning that the market is becoming very concentrated for movies with fewer big hits and more flops.
so this sort of big strategy that a lot of studios are shifting toward, disney and warner bros. were leading the pack. it is proving a risky bet. david: can a studio recoup $400 million plus with fans of comic books, or are they having to reach out and bring people into the fold who might not know these characters and have a background with these characters? anousha: when you have a movie that is that expensive, you need people of all quadrants, as they say in movie land, young and old, and to get people to come back more than once. david: are these studios doing anything different to get people to their films? anousha: there are a couple of things that are really interesting. warner bros. started off its publicity in beijing, china, which china is now on
track to become the biggest movie market in the world at the time most of these films have come out, so probably in the next couple of years. so there is that, trying to find a good audience there. but also they have been taking social media and using snapchat. this weekend one of snapchat's usedar filters was being to become batman. the snapchatg discover stories to show more material of these characters. david: another movie that aims issoar to great heights "sherpa," the true story of people who haul hikers up mount everest. >> it was making its debut on discovery channel. it is an interesting documentary, pulled from the
perspective of sherpas. david: these are the people who help climbers get up the world's tallest mountain. : in 2014 there was an avalanche, and 16 sherpas were killed on the mountain. this movie looks at the sherpas who were supposed to take the climbers that were still at base camp up the mountain. as you can imagine, there was a bit of tension because they did , and the climbers that paid money wanted to go up. you have people paying tens of thousands of dollars to go to nepal and climb this mountain, some with little climbing experience. this documentary exposes people just like that? you have two universes, both on the mountain at the same time. david: "bloomberg businessweek" is available now, on newsstands
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