tv The Briefing BBC News August 2, 2018 5:45am-6:01am BST
from d company eight years ago. bloomberg, the most read story is the world's richest man and the founder of amazon has had a little help from his parents, apparently, when he started out in the 1990s. the bank of mum and dad. they invested something like $250,000 into their son's fledgeling business. it has been disclosed for 20 years on, they could be worth something like $60 million. that is the share value. that is a return of 12,000,000%. good if you can get it. this is the bb sate website report. the 0fcom report that looks out the uk's addiction to smartphones, the number of voice calls me has dropped for the first time ever. we will discuss all of this. you have been in touch with us as well as far as that smart phone story is concerned. so let's begin. with me is alpesh patel from ceo praefinium partners. jeff bezos, did you invest in amazon? what a fool i was. you were!
but i am amazon? what a fool i was. you were! butiama amazon? what a fool i was. you were! but i am a shareholder today. good you have disclosed that. let's talk about zimbabwe mother front of the independent, many people feel huge disappointment because it started so well —— on the front page of the independent. polling day, it took a long time, long queues, it seemed peaceful and fair and a new era beginning in zimbabwe and then we saw bloodshed yesterday? several things anger me about this, there we re things anger me about this, there were eu and us observers and there is no allegation the observers didn't do theirjobs, while the observers said there were minor irregularities, the wholesale fraud, which is alleged by the opposition, didn't take place. that's not coming from the eu and the us. when the leader of the opposition, nelson chamisa, says on twitter, we won and we will defend it, isn't that going to lead to violence? not
necessarily. you're absolutely right, the army should not have opened fire. but on that point, that it shouldn't have opened fire, the eu and us, who were there as investors and observers, they should have a word with china and china is keeping awfully quiet on this. the chinese are massive investors, the chinese are massive investors, the chinese government listens to china. instead of the eu and the us saying, as they've done, and the uk as a former colonial power, saying, calm, have a quick word with the chinese and said to them to tell the government to keep calm. interesting you say that, before robert mugabe stepped down from power... was pushed from power. however you want to describe his removal, emmerson mnangagwa went to china and discussed what was going on there prior to any of this taking place. a very interesting point you're making. let's hope we get the word
from the electoral commission soon as to who's got the presidential vote in zimbabwe. we'll see how today goes, we will be live in harare through the day on the bbc. to the business insider, it's an exclusive, a league from the home 0ffice reveals theresa may could keep free movement of people even in the event of a no deal. keep free movement of people even in the event of a no dealli keep free movement of people even in the event of a no deal. i tell you what's fascinating about this, if you're going to leak from the home 0ffice, you're going to leak from the home office, business insider isn't the place you go to to leak. sajid javid, get a grip on your department, why are there leaks? the home secretary. this is a scare story. the argument is that if there is no deal, there isn't the infrastructure and the resources to monitor people coming into or forced into free movement, not, as the headline suggests, because politically the prime minister wants that, because they aren't resources, i tell you why that's difficult to
believe. firstly, whatever rules you put in place, and it's easy to put ina rule, put in place, and it's easy to put in a rule, it's a criminal offence to break that and people don't want to break that and people don't want to break that and people don't want to break the law then you have a lot of criminals to observe, but we observe 100% of people's passports coming in. in the article it says it takes approximately 45 seconds to check the passport of someone from in the eu but four minutes to do someone outside the eu, i've never got through in 45 seconds, have you?m you do it by scanning you can. i'm a lwa ys you do it by scanning you can. i'm always in a queue, i have to say, i'm always travelling with children ina i'm always travelling with children in a holiday period, but you know... you've got that kind of face that fits the profile, sally, not me! brown person in the uk, no issues! no issues whatsoever. google, front page of the ft, ready to bow to beijing sensor as it tries to move back into china. china doesn't move
its goalposts very much. eight years ago, sergei, who lived in the soviet union under common is, one of the cofounders of google, profit trumps principle. if you're a western company, sooner or principle. if you're a western company, sooner or later, no matter how principled you claim to be, remember do no evil was google's motto, sooner or later your evil capitalist shareholders, people like me, i'm a capitalist, god dammit, they will say don't care, get in there and grow. is it as simple as that? it is to do with money and growth and shareholder pressure. some say it could be time, google seeing a window but opportunity if the trump administration forces change in terms of how china operates in terms of how free and fair things are. you're trying not
to giggle. those tariffs are really going to make a difference with the chinese! some would argue the trump diplomacy, the way he operates, the hard—nosed diplomacy, the way he operates, the ha rd—nosed policies as diplomacy, the way he operates, the hard—nosed policies as it were... trump doesn't care about human rights. they could bring trade. he doesn't care about human rights, he ca res less doesn't care about human rights, he cares less about human rights than any us president... in your opinion. no, i'm right, any president that has dealt with china. onto an area where you are an expert. what about the others? the discussion about how amazon and jeff bezos. .. the others? the discussion about how amazon and jeff bezos... as long as i've known you you have been online training. and talked about amazon for years. shares go up and down... you and i make people a fortune. as does your portfolio. what about this story, parents put the money up front in the beginning and they are winning out. what i saw with this story, not be investing part,
investing in your entrepreneurial son's business, the stepfather, a cuban immigrant. amazon might not have existed if not for a cuban immigrant. that's one interesting aspect, given what's happening in the uk with immigrants and so on. $250,000, $30 billion is what it's worth now, the 30th richest man. this chap could have gone to sleep for the last 20 years. jeff bezos's dad? mum and dad, let's not be sexist, it would have been a joint investment. in context, apple, i'm a shareholder of that as well, in the last 13 years has gone up 100 fold. forget... forget amazon, we don't buy and hold our investments in this country and around the world as long as we should. people say they don't have enough money, even with a couple of 100 dollars... what we do is we buy them and we sell them. we panic. when they start to dip a
little bit, we sell. sally, you should know better.|j little bit, we sell. sally, you should know better. i should know better. buy, hold and forget. when i had money a few years ago to invest, before i had three children! moving on to the 0fcom report about the digital decade, they've had a look at our behaviour in the uk when it comes to smart phones. i wasn't surprised to hear we're using smart phones for lots of things like looking at apps, e—mail, tweeting, whatever, and hardly for talking to people. i need to take care of a couple of... cameras, photos, i bet that's never happened on air! the camera is one of the key reasons why people buy things like the iphone and samsung. are you addicted? coa kley, and samsung. are you addicted? coakley, i'm on—air and and samsung. are you addicted? coakley, i'm on—airand i and samsung. are you addicted? coakley, i'm on—air and i still have the phone in my hand. it allows me to set the alarm on my home and look at the cameras, everything. and your heating and everything. the
importance of this is companies... businesses and entrepreneurial businesses are trying to keep up. amazon, i can scan in the supermarket what products are available and buy them on amazon. 0ne available and buy them on amazon. one of our viewers, ian, is in touch, he says of voice calls may be down but he says that apple calls are on the rise and the way we are communicating with people ash app calls. we communicate in vision with lots of people —— app calls. calls. we communicate in vision with lots of people -- app calls. that's why whatsapp is a multibillion dollar company because actually we're calling through that because it's easier. if you're a business person and you want to be the next jeff bezos, look at what you want to do with your smart phone. some people say they will be a thing of the past soon but we haven't got time for that. that's the briefing, see you soon. hello there. temperatures over the last few days have been topping out around the middle—20s celsius. warm enough, you might think. but for some over the next few days,
we'll have values up into the 30s. increasingly warm and humid through the day ahead. some sunshine, but also a fair amount of cloud in places, because, as you can see from the earlier satellite picture, we've got this pipeline of cloud just ploughing its way in across the british isles. and western areas particularly, where you're exposed to that moist south—westerly flow, seeing a lot of cloud to start off thursday. some rather misty, murky conditions for some coasts and hills. bit drizzly in places, the odd shower here and there. but for north—east scotland, and certainly for a good part of england and the south—east of wales, we start the day with some sunshine, and these areas will keep sunshine through the day. and, in some other spots, the cloud will tend to break up. the most favoured spots for sunny skies, though, in shelter to the north—east of high ground. so the north—east of scotland doing quite nicely for sunshine. 24 degrees there in aberdeen, but with some extra cloud in glasgow more like 21, and we could well see some showery rain just drifting across northern ireland. some extra cloud into coastal parts of england and wales, certainly in the west. but further east, more in the way of sunshine,
and those temperatures in london up to 29, maybe somewhere in the south—east getting up to 30 degrees. now, as we go through thursday night, still quite a humid feel. still a lot of cloud as well ploughing its way in from the south—west. some outbreaks of showery rain starting to develop across parts of northern england and southern scotland as the night wears on, temperatures not dropping far at all, 15 to 18 degrees in many places. so starting friday on a muggy note for most places. what we have is this cold frontjust trying to drift its way southwards. not a lot of progress, though, and along the front, a little bit of rain. but what the front mainly does is it divides northern areas, where there'll be some relatively cool air, from southern areas, where we'll be tapping into this increasingly hot air from the near continent. so quite a split in temperatures emerging as we go through friday. here's our frontal system only very slowly moving southwards. rain particularly across northern england, much of it light and patchy, the odd heavy burst. to the north, across scotland and northern ireland, a mixture of sunshine and showers, and temperatures around the low 20s. down towards the south—east,
lots of sunshine, and temperatures up to 32 or 33 degrees. and we keep that split in fortunes as we go through the weekend. low 20s likely in northern and western areas, with a fair amount of cloud. bit of rain at times, but not all the time. further south and east holding onto lots of sunshine. 30 degrees on saturday, maybe a little bit cooler on sunday, but not by much. good morning. welcome to breakfast, with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today: addicted to our mobiles. new figures show we now check our smartphones every 12 minutes. an appeal for calm in zimbabwe, after three people die when soldiers open fire on protestors. the cost of borrowing could rise again today, the first interest rate rise in nine months. so what could it mean for loans and mortgages, and is it finally some good news for savers? andy murray wins the battle of the brits in washington. he beat kyle edmund, the man who has taken his place as british number one while he has been out injured.