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Legal 123s with ByrdAdatto
Red Flags – Non-Binding Letter of Intent

Legal 123s with ByrdAdatto

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 25:38


In this episode, Michael and Brad share the story of an entrepreneur who signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) for the sale of his wellness centers. Tune in as we spot the red flags in the sale and discuss the elements that make for a great LOI.Visit our website www.byrdadatto.com to learn more and to subscribe to the ByrdAdatto newsletter. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on the ByrdAdatto family. Finally, subscribe to our YouTube channel for short videos on breaking developments and interesting business and health care compliance topics.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ByrdAdatto/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByrdAdattoInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/byrdadattolaw/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/byrdadattoYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6VSOw0W5lrrj4iIl1HxTbg

Daily Tech Headlines
Nvidia may abandon ARM acquisition over regulatory issues – DTH

Daily Tech Headlines

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022


Nvidia may abandon ARM acquisition over regulatory issues, Coinbase adds new tax center to aid American customers with the IRS, and Google switches up FLoC for Topics. MP3 Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. You can get an ad-free feed of Daily Tech Headlines for $3 a month here. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, noneContinue reading "Nvidia may abandon ARM acquisition over regulatory issues – DTH"

The Download: Weekly Gaming News
Breackdown of the Activision Blizzard Acquisition - Y3E28

The Download: Weekly Gaming News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 57:41


Brenna and Jameson are back discussing and giving a breakdown of the Microsoft and Xbox acquisition of Activision Blizzard and more! If you want to help support the show, you can give us a review on your podcast platform and subscribe or follow the show. Check us out on social media! Twitter: @DLGamingNews --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dlgaming/message

XNC - Xbox News Cast Podcast
Xbox Outsmarts Playstation | Behind the Scenes of Activision Blizzard Acquisition Xbox News Cast 37

XNC - Xbox News Cast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 154:44


XNC Podcast welcomes Hoeg Law @HoegLaw ( https://www.youtube.com/c/HoegLaw ) and @bdsams Brad Sams ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzOKcMln-okHDLE6BgXw3Hg ) to discuss the Legal and Business venture of the Activision Blizzard Merger with Xbox and how Xbox Outsmarted Playstation | Behind the Scenes of Activision Blizzard Acquisition Xbox News Cast 37 Join the channel to early access: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGYHo1qVIeGq3ZLnSDaEcg/join Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/colteastwood-merch Follow: https://twitter.com/Colteastwood Add me on Xbox Live: Colteastwood Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/colteastwood 0:00:00 Intro 0:08:00 Crash Bandicoot pics 0:12:00 Xbox IP Collection Rumor 0:15:00 PS5 18m to Xbox 12m 0:20:00 DOJ, FTC, & SEC 0:32:00 Phil Call of Duty Tweet 0:45:00 Xbox fans can't cheer the Acquisition? 1:10:00 Organic Growth Boutique 1:45:00 Anti-consumer 2:02:00 How long will this deal really take? 2:15:00 Xbox buying next? When? 2:30:00 Outro Topics Covered on the Colteastwood Channel: Microsoft Sony Xbox One Xbox One X Xbox Two Xbox Scarlett Xbox Project Scarlett Xbox 2 Next Generation Consoles Playstation PS4 PS5 Playstation 5 Exclusive Games Console Exclusives xCloud Project xCloud Xbox Game Pass Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Xbox games Playstation Games Xbox Lockhart Xbox Anaconda Danta Xbox Consoles Game Streaming Cloud Streaming Zen 2 Zen 2+ Navi GPU SSD Next Gen Consoles Xbox One S Xbox Live Xbox Live Gold Xbox Rewards Microsoft Rewards E3 E3 2019 E3 2020 X019 Xbox Leaks Rumor News Gears Halo Fable IV Forza Horizon Motorsports Halo Infinite Playstation Now PSNow Phil Spencer Xbox Game Studios Exclusives PS Now PSNow Xbox Series X Xbox Series S Playstation 5 PS5 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/colteastwood/support

Double Barrel Gaming
Xbox Being Scrutinized For Activision/Blizzard Acquisition & SIE Being Praised For Exclusive Content

Double Barrel Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 160:10


TIME STAMP Information: 00:00 Panel Intros 05:00 Xbox Being Scrutinized For Activision/Blizzard Acquisition & SIE Being Praised For Exclusive Content! There IS a VERY blatant industry "Double Standard" going on here! Some of gaming's BIGGEST voices are "Crying Foul" against Microsoft & cheering on SIE for there "Timed Exclusives" WHY? 2:30:00 Panel Outros & Special Message To The Community --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/craig-ravitch/support

Daily Tech News Show
Lightning in an Acquisition Bottle – DTNS 4197

Daily Tech News Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022


Dealogic have calculated that Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet each announced more acquisitions in 2021 than any year in the past decade. Australia's prime minister, Scott Morrison, has lost control over this WeChat account. And a Penn State and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory team has released new research that allows its previously developed thermoelectric generatorContinue reading "Lightning in an Acquisition Bottle – DTNS 4197"

Daily Tech News Show (Video)
Lightning in an Acquisition Bottle – DTNS 4197

Daily Tech News Show (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022


Dealogic have calculated that Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet each announced more acquisitions in 2021 than any year in the past decade. Australia's prime minister, Scott Morrison, has lost control over this WeChat account. And a Penn State and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory team has released new research that allows its previously developed thermoelectric generator to be made flexible, letting it wrap around common waste heat sources without any glue. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Amos, Joe MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org Follow us on Twitter Instgram YouTube and Twitch Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or to give as little as 10 cents a day on Patreon, Thank you! Become a Patron! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to our mods Jack_Shid and KAPT_Kipper on the subreddit Send to email to feedback@dailytechnewsshow.com Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here!

Absolute Return Podcast
#196:Leadership Chat: Selina CEO Rafael Museri and BOA Acquisition's Ben Friedman

Absolute Return Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 35:12


January 24, 2022 - On today's show we welcome special guests Rafael Museri, Co-Founder and CEO of Selina, and Ben Friedman, Co-Founder and CFO of BOA Acquisition. Selina is a fast-growing hospitality and experiential brand targeting Millennial and Gen Z travelers. It recently announced a merger with BOA Acquisition at a $942 million enterprise value. On the show, Rafael and Ben discuss: Selina's value proposition and how it differs from other hospitality brands How Selina's operating model is “asset light” What BOA Acquisition found attractive about Selina's business model Rafael and Ben's favourite Selina vacation spot And more Buy bitcoin, save the planet! Learn more about our eco-friendly bitcoin ETF here: https://investabtc.com/ Learn more about the Accelerate Alternative Investment Solutions here: https://accelerateshares.com/investment-solutions-2/ Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/33316660/admin/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AccelerateFT

Acquiring Minds
How to Build a Holdco (4 Acquisitions So Far)

Acquiring Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 44:29


With 4 acquisitions since starting in 2018, Justin Turner explains how his team is building a permanent equity holdco.Themes from Justin's interview: The appeal of holding on to companies for a longer period Why buying a $4-5M business might be easier than buying a $1M one Letting the seller relationship develop naturally Why paving companies make great acquisitions Waiting to finalize the equity until after the deal is in hand Setting acquisitions up in a holdco structure Reach Justin at:j turner at traction cp dot com

Radio Free Nintendo
Episode 755: Activision Acquisition Isekai

Radio Free Nintendo

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 113:43


FEATURING: (00:02:16) Listener Mail: Microsoft acquiring Activision.(00:33:43) Are we closer to Microsoft acquiring Nintendo?(01:09:36) The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.(01:15:36) No More Heroes 3. (01:24:26) Banjo Kazooie. (01:30:23) Scarlet Nexus. (01:36:11) Tekken 7. NHL 22. (01:42:03) Red Dead Revolver.

Blizzard Watch
The Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Blizzard Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 74:26


This week we discuss the surprise announcement by Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard, what it could mean for World of Warcraft, and how it could affect ABK CEO Bobby Kotick.

The MinnMax Show
Microsoft's Stunning Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard

The MinnMax Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 120:39


Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast! We have a big episode for you this week, as Ben Hanson, Jeff Marchiafava, Kyle Hilliard, and Janet Garcia unpack the news that Microsoft has acquired Activision Blizzard and rave about the new action RPG Nobody Saves the World. Then we're joined by the co-director of the Video Game History Foundation Kelsey Lewin to talk about RPGs on the GameBoy Advance like Mother 3 and Tomato Adventure. Then Sarah Podzorski jumps on to help us answer community questions submitted on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax Watch and share the video version here - https://youtu.be/Z8W-dwP65Lk Follow Kelsey Lewin's work here! https://gamehistory.org/ https://twitter.com/kelslewin Help support MinnMax's supporters! https://shop.asmodee.com/lord-of-the-rings-lcg-5-revised-core-set-mec101 https://bit.ly/fixturegaming https://www.iam8bit.com https://www.divergecoffee.com/ To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below... 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:41 - Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard!!! 00:31:16 - Nobody Saves the World 00:48:03 - Mother 3 01:02:59 - Tomato Adventure 01:14:37 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters 01:18:29 - Community questions 01:50:18 - Get A Load Of This Kelsey's GALOT - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nintendo-power-reunion-stories-from-the-original-nintendo-power-staff-tickets-243179485387 Sarah's GALOT - https://bit.ly/34ZwIg1 Hanson's GALOT - https://bit.ly/33PX97o Janet's GALOT - https://twitter.com/Polygon/status/1483510793127690246 Community GALOT - https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-01-18/daniel-radcliffe-weird-al-yankovic-casting-roku Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/minnmax Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merch Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshow Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/minnmaxshow Go behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshow Join the Thank You Crew over on Patreon to add your name to this list! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax Ted Ryser Divergecoffee.com Fixture Gaming's Fixture S1 Iam8bit Zachary Pligge Ludwig Roque Andrew Uerkwitz Drew Waranis Andrew Vala BeatenDownBrian PrettyGoodPrinting.com John Higby The Lord of the Rings Card Game MisterNomer Jawarhello Ronn Steve Bamdad Clemens Zobel Purebrednumber6 Starkiller Spider_Dan Preetham Yarlagadda GeneralNadine99 Kris

Reset
Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition

Reset

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 11:04


Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard, one of the biggest names in games — if Washington lets it.  Read Peter Kaftka's story: https://www.vox.com/recode/2022/1/18/22889342/microsoft-activision-antitrust-games-streaming-gamepass Today's episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) and hosted by Rani Molla.  Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wealth Planning for the Modern Physician
Medical Practice Mergers & Acquisitions with Attorney Gary W. Herschman

Wealth Planning for the Modern Physician

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 51:31


Listen in as David chats with nationally recognized healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&A) attorney Gary Herschman.  Gary begins by describing his firm and practice and then gives some statistics in terms of the number of M&A deals in the medical practice space. David and Gary then dive into the reasons why a medical practice might consider merging with another practice, becoming an acquirer or being acquired.  They then discuss how investors value medical practices, when to involve an attorney, and key success factors. Finally, Gary explains why an accurate understanding of the deals that are out there benefits physicians, even if they decide not to move forward. You can find show notes and more information by visiting www.physicianswealthpodcast.com. 

The Trophy Room: A PlayStation Podcast
What Xbox Activision Blizzard Acquisition Means for the Future of PlayStation, Game Pass, and Sony's Spartacus

The Trophy Room: A PlayStation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 87:51


Follow the show! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PSTrophyRoom​​ Discord: https://discord.gg/wPNp3kC​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PSTrophyRoom NEW Merch: https://bit.ly/3fEz5aU ​​ --------------------------------------------- This week on The Trophy Room A PlayStation podcast Joseph and Kyle talk on the show the single biggest news to ever land in the video game industry. Microsoft Xbox has purchased Activision Blizzard King for 68 billion dollars. Serving as the largest acquisition in the video game industry! this means Xbox first-party now includes Beenox, Demonware, Digital Legends Entertainment, High Moon Studios, Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Solid State, Toys for Bob, Treyarch, Blizzard Entertainment, King.com Limited, Major League Gaming Corp, Activision Blizzard Studios, Activision Blizzard Consumer Products Group... THATS A LOT OF GAMES. This hurts PlayStations wallet no doubt as Call of Duty alone makes it to the top PlayStation selling game year in year out. The news itself caused Sony stock to plunge over 13% losing the company over 20 billion dollars

Achievement Hunting 101
Level 182 - Nobody Expects the Xbox Acquisition!

Achievement Hunting 101

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 122:54


Special thanks to Saurvivalist for this episode's title! This Week's Panel - Big Ell, KooshMoose, rawkerdude, FuFuCuddilyPoof  This Week's Question - How do you find Will Smith in a blizzard?  This Week's Answer - You just track the fresh prints. We just got the big news that Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard! What does this mean for Xbox? What does this mean to the future of Game Pass and beyond! Join a very excited panel and find out! Corey and Ell discussed games with some synergy! Kenny played a Game Pass game, and Ell played a colorful puzzle platformer and not a baby game! Nate played a game called Stealthy Mouse. We talked about games coming....real soon, got the brand new Game Pass news, wondered if Call of Duty will be Xbox exclusive, and somehow didn't talk about food!  This week in Waka's Weird Wonders, Wakapeil dives into the game Who's Your Daddy. (1:59:27) Games Showcase: Farm Together Ghost of a Tale Pedestrian Seasons After Fall Year of the Veiner spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VkAvMjmVmXLjRWS61eoMimaoovUz7fr7uPsD6DQPIz4/edit?usp=sharing   AH101 Podcast Show Links - https://tinyurl.com/AH101Links Intro music provided by Exe the Hero. Check out his band Window of Opportunity on Facebook and YouTube

Windows Weekly (MP3)
WW 760: The Activision Acquisition - Microsoft's largest acquisition, PC 2021 sales, Surface Laptop SE

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 122:12


Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard, the makers of WoW, CoD, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, among other gaming hits. Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition is the biggest in the company's history. Sony shares stumble as the firm cedes $20 billion in value overnight Windows 11 SE devices are rolling out for the education market, starting as cheap as $219. Surface Laptop SE is now available for schools to purchase. PC sales, in a third consecutive year of growth, increased 16% in 2021. Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 announced and released to the Dev channel. New updates roll out for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Game Pass titles for January include Death's Door and Nobody Saves the World Tips & Picks: Tip of the week: Programming Windows articles and projects App pick of the week: .NETpad Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft fixes yet another botched Patch Tuesday update Codename pick of the week: Nickel Beer pick of the week: Shacksbury The Vermonter Cider Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: hackerrank.com/WW CDW.com/IntelClient

Windows Weekly (Video HI)
WW 760: The Activision Acquisition - Microsoft's largest acquisition, PC 2021 sales, Surface Laptop SE

Windows Weekly (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 122:47


Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard, the makers of WoW, CoD, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, among other gaming hits. Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition is the biggest in the company's history. Sony shares stumble as the firm cedes $20 billion in value overnight Windows 11 SE devices are rolling out for the education market, starting as cheap as $219. Surface Laptop SE is now available for schools to purchase. PC sales, in a third consecutive year of growth, increased 16% in 2021. Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 announced and released to the Dev channel. New updates roll out for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Game Pass titles for January include Death's Door and Nobody Saves the World Tips & Picks: Tip of the week: Programming Windows articles and projects App pick of the week: .NETpad Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft fixes yet another botched Patch Tuesday update Codename pick of the week: Nickel Beer pick of the week: Shacksbury The Vermonter Cider Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: hackerrank.com/WW CDW.com/IntelClient

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
Windows Weekly 760: The Activision Acquisition

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 122:12


Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard, the makers of WoW, CoD, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, among other gaming hits. Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition is the biggest in the company's history. Sony shares stumble as the firm cedes $20 billion in value overnight Windows 11 SE devices are rolling out for the education market, starting as cheap as $219. Surface Laptop SE is now available for schools to purchase. PC sales, in a third consecutive year of growth, increased 16% in 2021. Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 announced and released to the Dev channel. New updates roll out for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Game Pass titles for January include Death's Door and Nobody Saves the World Tips & Picks: Tip of the week: Programming Windows articles and projects App pick of the week: .NETpad Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft fixes yet another botched Patch Tuesday update Codename pick of the week: Nickel Beer pick of the week: Shacksbury The Vermonter Cider Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: hackerrank.com/WW CDW.com/IntelClient

Radio Leo (Audio)
Windows Weekly 760: The Activision Acquisition

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 122:12


Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard, the makers of WoW, CoD, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, among other gaming hits. Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition is the biggest in the company's history. Sony shares stumble as the firm cedes $20 billion in value overnight Windows 11 SE devices are rolling out for the education market, starting as cheap as $219. Surface Laptop SE is now available for schools to purchase. PC sales, in a third consecutive year of growth, increased 16% in 2021. Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 announced and released to the Dev channel. New updates roll out for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Game Pass titles for January include Death's Door and Nobody Saves the World Tips & Picks: Tip of the week: Programming Windows articles and projects App pick of the week: .NETpad Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft fixes yet another botched Patch Tuesday update Codename pick of the week: Nickel Beer pick of the week: Shacksbury The Vermonter Cider Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: hackerrank.com/WW CDW.com/IntelClient

Preediction
Y'all Gaming?: What Microsoft's Acquisition of Blizzard Means for Esports and Gaming

Preediction

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 37:28


Pro streamers, TKbreezy and Coney, break down Microsoft's acquisition of Blizzard, and what it means for games like Overwatch 2, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. They also talk about what goes into a successful MOBA and BR game. This ep sponsored by Axie Infinity. To support the show, check out:   https://go.okex.com/gamefi?channelid=ACE505310 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)
Xbox Makes Biggest Acquisition in Gaming History for $70 Billion - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022


Xbox has one-upped Take-Two's recent purchase of Zynga by acquiring publishing and development giant Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion. That brings franchises like Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Diabo, Tony Hawk, Overwatch, StarCraft, Warcraft, and tons more under the Microsoft umbrella. The deal won't be finalized for at least another year, and of course talks of an Xbox monopoly are already making the rounds on the internet. And what does this mean for embattled Activision Blizzard head Bobby Kotick? And what of multi-platform games like Call of Duty: Warzone? Let us know what you think about this insane deal in the comments.

Long Reads Live
Microsoft Bets on Metaverse With $69B Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Long Reads Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 16:15


This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US.  Microsoft today announced it is acquiring game publisher Activision Blizzard in a nearly $69 billion all-cash deal. The acquisition is being widely seen as a big bet to keep Microsoft competitive in the burgeoning metaverse space. On today's episode, NLW gives the background and explores the emerging battle between the corporate and the open metaverses.  Enjoying this content?   SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple:  https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1438693620?at=1000lSDb Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/538vuul1PuorUDwgkC8JWF?si=ddSvD-HST2e_E7wgxcjtfQ Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9ubHdjcnlwdG8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M=   Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8   Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW - Nexo is a powerful, all-in-one crypto platform where you can securely store your crypto. Invest, borrow, exchange and earn up to 17% APR on Bitcoin and 20+ other top coins. Insured for $375M. Audited in real-time by Armanino. Rated excellent on Trustpilot. Get started today at nexo.io. - Abra is proud to sponsor The Breakdown. Join 1M+ users and Conquer Crypto with Abra, a simple and secure app where you can trade 110+ cryptocurrencies, get 0% interest loans using crypto as collateral, and earn interest with up to 14% APY on stablecoins and 8.15% APY on Bitcoin. Visit Abra.com to get started. - FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today. - “The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Time” by OBOY. Image credit: Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images Entertainment, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.

Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer
RBN Energy CEO, Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp CEO & Cramer's Airbnb Analysis

Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 44:47


It was a losing day on the tape, where the Dow plunged 543 points, and Jim Cramer is breaking down the downturn. Then, Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. is expected to close its deal with sports betting company Super Group in the coming weeks, but will this deal be a touch down for investors? Cramer's talking to Chairman and CFO Eric Grubman. Next, Airbnb's CEO announced his plans to roam and stay in Airbnbs, and Cramer's giving his bull case for the stock. Plus, oil soared to its highest level in 7 years today - what could the rest of the year hold for the hot commodity? Cramer's asking RBN Energy CEO Rusty Braziel. Finally, earlier today Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Activision Blizzard in a $70 billion all-cash deal and Cramer's revealing what Microsoft saw in Activision that others didn't.

What The HR! TC SHRM HR Podcast
Episode 45: The Enneagram Personality Test

What The HR! TC SHRM HR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 42:35


As a system thinker, Matt Schlegel has always been fascinated by team dynamics and what makes some teams successful while others fail. He began studying the Enneagram in 2002 and started applying it in corporate settings in 2003. In 2004, he began developing the tools that Schlegel Consulting now uses to optimize team-based problem solving for innovative companies. His realization that the Enneagram can be applied to teams as well as individuals led to the tools and strategies for work-team effectiveness described in Teamwork 9.0 Complimentary Enneagram Results: https://www.gmind.org/sc/index.php?object_id=3bd85ffc447acb4cdee0de6e63ca0ae8&SESSION=c58142e6c515f483b4776f76d70270a6&t=1642548073   Guest: Matt Schlegel: Consultant, Author, Speaker linkedin.com/in/mattschlegel   Hosts: Mike Thul - linkedin.com/in/thulmichael Jessie Novey - linkedin.com/in/jessienovey   INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP? Please email tcshrmpodcast@gmail.com Twin Cities Society For Human Resources: Recognized as one of the nation's largest SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) chapters, TCSHRM is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. With an ongoing calendar of events, we are an active SHRM group always looking to promote, influence, and educate our members through multiple channels. Join Us! Become a TCSHRM Member. https://www.tcshrm.org/ Thank you for listening, and if you enjoy this podcast please consider leaving a review as it helps us reach more listeners.    © MMXX TCSHRM. All Rights Reserved. For Personal Use Only.  

PBS NewsHour - Segments
What Activision Blizzard's acquisition by Microsoft means for its pending lawsuits, gamers

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 5:36


Microsoft announced plans Tuesday to buy Activision Blizzard -- a huge leader in game development -- in a deal valued at $75 billion. But the acquisition comes with significant issues. There have been numerous allegations of sexual misconduct in the Activision workplace. Geoff Bennett looks at those concerns and others behind the deal. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Using the Whole Whale Podcast
281: (news) Thousands Serve on MLK Day & A Classy Acquisition

Using the Whole Whale Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 23:54


Nonprofit news summary.   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Draws Thousands To Community Service Across Country From Des Moines to Portland to Charleston and everywhere in between, thousands of volunteers across the country participated in a national day of service, often in partnership with local-based nonprofit and community organizations. MLK Day is the only federally-recognized national day of service and is usually focused on helping local communities. This Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day also saw renewed calls for commitments to civil rights ideals from community leaders and activists. Read more ➝   Acquisition of Classy By GoFundMe Represents Continued, Fast-Paced Consolidation Of Nonprofit Fundraising Space As reported by The NonProfit Times, nonprofit fundraising platform Classy has been purchased by the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. We encourage readers to read the full report in The NonProfit Times. Over $1.1 billion was raised on the Classy platform in 2021 alone, and since its inception, GoFundMe has raised more than $15 billion. This most recent announcement comes on the heels of the purchase of EveryAction by a private equity firm, and the Blackbaud purchase of Everfi for $750 million. All three deals have been publicly announced within the last two weeks. Read more ➝   Summary 2020 Census Memo Cites ‘Unprecedented' Meddling by Trump Administration (NY Times) Twin Cities nonprofits face critical shortages of volunteers amid omicron surge (Star Tribune) How Nonprofits Helped Fuel the Opioid Crisis (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) A Look Inside NYC's Supervised Drug-Injection Sites, The First In The Nation (Gothamist) Local pet adoption nonprofit honors Betty White, holds fundraiser as part of nationwide challenge (CBS17.com)

Marketplace Minute
Microsoft announces $69 billion video game acquisition - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - January 18, 2022

Marketplace Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 1:50


Stocks fall; combination would create world's third-largest gaming company, AT&T and Verizon pause 5G launch near certain airports

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Microsoft Bets on 'Metaverse' With $69B Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 15:49


The deal is Microsoft's largest acquisition in its 46-year history.This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US. Microsoft today announced it is acquiring game publisher Activision Blizzard in a nearly $69 billion all-cash deal. The acquisition is being widely seen as a big bet to keep Microsoft competitive in the burgeoning metaverse space. On today's episode, NLW gives the background and explores the emerging battle between the corporate and the open metaverses. -Nexo is a powerful, all-in-one crypto platform where you can securely store your crypto. Invest, borrow, exchange and earn up to 17% APR on Bitcoin and 20+ other top coins. Insured for $375M. Audited in real-time by Armanino. Rated excellent on Trustpilot. Get started today at nexo.io.-Abra is proud to sponsor The Breakdown. Join 1M+ users and Conquer Crypto with Abra, a simple and secure app where you can trade 110+ cryptocurrencies, get 0% interest loans using crypto as collateral, and earn interest with up to 14% APY on stablecoins and 8.15% APY on Bitcoin. Visit Abra.com to get started.-FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Time” by OBOY. Image credit: Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images Entertainment, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Virtual Legality
BUYING LOW - A Legal Look At Microsoft's Stunning Activision Acquisition (VL607)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 42:09


Activision Blizzard has had a year of news appearances that is almost unbelievable, but perhaps none more so than the announcement that Microsoft is purchasing them for just under $70 BILLION in cash. Or are they? A lot to talk about. Every company everywhere might wind up bought and sold...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/rzPuhjCZK7I #Activision #Microsoft #Antitrust *** WANT TO SUPPORT THE CHANNEL PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STREAMLABS - https://streamlabs.com/richardhoeg STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store *** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction 02:18 Microsoft Talks to Gamers 11:52 The Deal Described (Buying Low) 21:14 Microsoft Talks to Its Employees 24:44 Acquisitions and Antitrust (Horizontal Mergers) 38:42 Conclusion *** Discussed in this episode: "Today is a historic moment." Tweet - January 18, 2022 - Xbox https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1483431175041347584 Xbox News Releases https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2022/01/18/welcoming-activision-blizzard-to-microsoft-gaming/ https://news.microsoft.com/2022/01/18/microsoft-to-acquire-activision-blizzard-to-bring-the-joy-and-community-of-gaming-to-everyone-across-every-device/ https://news.microsoft.com/2022/01/18/satya-nadella-email-to-employees-bringing-the-joy-and-community-of-gaming-to-everyone/ https://news.microsoft.com/2022/01/18/phil-spencer-email-to-xbox-employees-re-bringing-the-joy-and-community-of-gaming-to-everyone/ Antitrust Considerations https://www.businessinsider.com/ruling-ftc-meta-facebook-lawsuit-instagram-whatsapp-can-proceed-2022-1 https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-resources/mergers-and-competition/merger-review https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/18 https://www.justice.gov/atr/horizontal-merger-guidelines-08192010 *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com

WSJ Minute Briefing
Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 Billion

WSJ Minute Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 1:58


Acquisition of videogame heavyweight is Microsoft's biggest deal by far. Goldman Sachs profit slips 13% as trading revenue falls. U.S. stocks begin shortened trading week lower. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Buffy the Gilmore Slayer
Aggressive Clothing Acquisition

Buffy the Gilmore Slayer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 65:31


Gilmore Girls S4 E15 "Scene in a Mall"/Buffy S4 E15 "This Year's Girl" Emily's shopping spree has her Aaron Sorkining her way through Bloomingdales, meanwhile Faith prefers to procure her apparel by assaulting hospital visitors and moms. Faith moves out of her dungeon-of-a hospital room, and Lane moves into an apartment with a similar vibe. As the Gilmore Girls teach us and adorable British word, 3 creepy-ass British dudes dramatically arrive in Sunnydale. Rory's still getting over a cold. Riley's still getting over a skewering. Bryan doesn't understand Emily's apples, and the people over at Frozen 2 might have some 'splainin' to do! In this episode, we mentioned Valerie Campbell, costumer for Gilmore Girls. Be sure to follow her on Tik Tok! (@valeriescateyescream) She shares fun behind-the-scenes stories and does live watches of the show.We're also watching Angel! Check out our Patreon page. We've got 3 different tiers of bonus content available, including early access to extended episode previews, monthly bloopers and deleted moments, monthly watch parties, and of course, our weekly Angel video reviews! patreon.com/bryanandstaceyAnd don't forget to take advantage of our wine partnership with Winc! 4 bottles of wine, custom-selected for your palate, for just $29.95 plus free shipping! Order now by clicking here to take their short quiz and get started! Or use promo code "gilmoreslayer" at checkout.If available, any current/better deals may be applied by using our link above.Disclaimer: We are Winc affiliates. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission, at no extra cost to you, that will go towards growing our podcast and producing more content.Introduction - 0:00Gilmore Girls S4 E15: Scene in a Mall - 3:15Meanwhile on Charmed - 35:12Buffy S4 E15: This Year's Girl- 38:23The Winner - 1:02:12Don't forget to follow us on social media for more Buffy/Gilmore content as well as other comedy content.YouTube:Bryan & StaceyInstagram:@gilmoreslayer@bryanandstacey@BMofunny@staceykulowTikTok:@gilmoreslayer@bryan.and.staceyTwitter:@gilmoreslayer@bryanandstacey@BMofunny@staceykulowFacebook:Bryan & StaceyBuffy the Gilmore SlayerCheck out bryanandstacey.com to find out what else we've been up to, or email us at: bryanandstaceyreviews@gmail.comTheme song written and performed by Louie Aronowitz @louiearonowitzSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/gilmoreslayer)

Manufacturing Happy Hour
Leading a Company Through an Acquisition with Fiix Software CEO James Novak

Manufacturing Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 37:29


James Novak is the CEO of Fiix Software, a company that provides an industry-leading cloud-based CMMS that helps manufacturers plan, track, and optimize maintenance. It's also worth noting that just over one year ago, they were acquired by Rockwell Automation, which brings us back to the premise of today's show…leading through an acquisition! Managing a company acquisition is a tough job, and keeping your team happy through it can be even more challenging. In this episode, James explains the steps leading up to Rockwell Automation's acquisition and what he did to make the transition as smooth as possible. He explains what the role of a CEO should be in this scenario and some tips for keeping employees reassured and happy with the process. James also gives some insights into how Fiix Software helps manufacturers better plan, track, and optimize maintenance programs. In this episode, find out: What led James to become the CEO of Fiix Software Important lessons learned from his previous experiences at Blackberry Why you should always be innovating if you want to grow a company The kind of company James wanted to build How the Rockwell Automation acquisition happened How to lead a team through an acquisition Why a CEO should try to keep as many options open as possible Advice for other manufacturing leaders looking to be acquired The top surprises James faced when Fiix Software was being acquired http://manufacturinghappyhour.com/iTunes (Enjoying the show? Please leave us a review here.) Even one sentence helps. It's feedback from Manufacturing All-Stars like you that keeps us going! Tweetable Quotes: “We believe that proper maintenance leads to sustainable outcomes in the world.” “So as long as everyone's focused on the customer, regardless of if you have differences of opinions, nobody's right, nobody's wrong. There are different paths to get there, and I felt like Rockwell was going to get the right thing done.” “If I'm a manufacturing company, and I'm going through an acquisition, or I'm thinking about acquiring, you have to be very, very deliberate about every single move that happens.” Links & mentions: https://www.fiixsoftware.com/?utm_source=show+notes&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=manufacturing+happy+hour (Fiix Software), a cloud-based CMMS software that helps manufacturers plan, track, and optimize maintenance with powerful integrations, reports, and embedded AI tools https://www.2cats.ca/ (2Cats Cocktail Lounge), a relaxed, cozy nightclub with a makeshift dance floor serving up music alongside cocktails & wine in Toronto, Canada Make sure to visit http://manufacturinghappyhour.com/ (http://manufacturinghappyhour.com) for detailed show notes and a full list of resources mentioned in this episode. Stay Innovative, Stay Thirsty.

Acquiring Minds
Buying a Business & Having a Blast

Acquiring Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 45:48


Themes from John's interview: Buying a $760k appliance repair company How to balance very specific search criteria Choosing a steady industry Walking into a business with an established sense of community Deciding between using investors or not Focusing on improving the business rather than day-to-day operations Remembering to have fun Building trust with employees who don't work in the office Reach John at:@Fundof1

Making Bank
Acquisition and Accomplishment with Roland Frasier #MakingBank #S6E29

Making Bank

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 31:24


Could acquisition be the answer to your business needs?   On this episode of the Making Bank podcast, Roland Frasier talks about his entrepreneurial influences, acquisition and accomplishment, and advice for starting new business practices. Roland is an entrepreneur with a passion for business. He began his career in real estate, and soon his business practices evolved, leading him to bigger and better entrepreneurial success.   Roland has a history of building, buying, and selling businesses in e-commerce, e-learning, SaaS, and real estate. He is currently the CEO of All Channels Media, LLC, and principal in Scalable.co, DigitalMarketer.com, Traffic & Conversion Summit, Praxio.com, TruConversion.com, War Room Mastermind, Fully Accountable, Everbowl Restaurants, Big Block Realty, Scribe Publishing, and Real Estate Worldwide. Additionally, he has a virtual course called “The Epic Challenge,” where he teaches his methods for entrepreneurial achievement. Listen to Josh and Roland discuss acquisition and accomplishment: Starting in Entrepreneurship (5:17) Roland explains how he got his start as an entrepreneur and credits his father's tax attorney profession and entrepreneurial practices as motivators. Roland was inspired by his father's business connections and wanted to grow up and become a successful entrepreneur like them. Roland's Influences (7:10) In his youth, Roland displayed entrepreneurial behaviors to support his band and make money as a teenager. He discusses Robert G. Allen's book “Nothing Down” and how its concepts fascinated him at a young age and inspired him to get his real estate license at age 18. Since then, he has been evolving in his practices and experiencing business success. The Epic Challenge (11:43) Dale and Roland chat about Roland's new virtual course called “The Epic Challenge,” where he teaches participants how to gain entrepreneurial achievement. Accomplishment Through Acquisition (12:37) It is Roland's belief that acquisition can help you accomplish anything. He explains that there are seven different reasons one may have for desiring a change in their business and how these seven primary business needs can be solved through acquisition. The Acquisition Wheel (16:30) Roland expands upon his ideas regarding acquisition in business and the seven categories he refers to as the “Acquisition Wheel.” Using the “Making Bank Podcast” as an example, he describes the different categories and subcategories for acquisition, as well as his methods for using this practice to his advantage. Scaling Your Business (25:28) One of the most common challenges entrepreneurs face is determining how to scale their businesses. Roland elaborates on this challenge and how his acquisition strategies can apply. Additionally, he explains the importance of mindset for overcoming challenges in business. Overcoming Fear of New Business Practices (29:55) Roland chats about the acquisition process and how people are scared of potential risks when taking on new or unfamiliar business practices. He explains how starting something new like acquisition will seem difficult the first time, but the process becomes easier by starting small and gaining experience. Links mentioned: Making Bank - Website Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen - Amazon Roland Frasier - Website Roland Frasier - LinkedIn

Making Bank
Acquisition and Accomplishment with Roland Frasier #MakingBank #S6E29

Making Bank

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 33:49


Could acquisition be the answer to your business needs? On this episode of the Making Bank podcast, Roland Frasier talks about his entrepreneurial influences, acquisition and accomplishment, and advice for starting new business practices. Roland is an entrepreneur with a passion for business. He began his career in real estate, and soon his business practices evolved, leading him to bigger and better entrepreneurial success. Roland has a history of building, buying, and selling businesses in e-commerce, e-learning, SaaS, and real estate. He is currently the CEO of All Channels Media, LLC, and principal in Scalable.co, DigitalMarketer.com, Traffic & Conversion Summit, Praxio.com, TruConversion.com, War Room Mastermind, Fully Accountable, Everbowl Restaurants, Big Block Realty, Scribe Publishing, and Real Estate Worldwide. Additionally, he has a virtual course called “The Epic Challenge,” where he teaches his methods for entrepreneurial achievement. Listen to Josh and Roland discuss acquisition and accomplishment: Starting in Entrepreneurship (5:17) Roland explains how he got his start as an entrepreneur and credits his father's tax attorney profession and entrepreneurial practices as motivators. Roland was inspired by his father's business connections and wanted to grow up and become a successful entrepreneur like them. Roland's Influences (7:10) In his youth, Roland displayed entrepreneurial behaviors to support his band and make money as a teenager. He discusses Robert G. Allen's book “Nothing Down” and how its concepts fascinated him at a young age and inspired him to get his real estate license at age 18. Since then, he has been evolving in his practices and experiencing business success. The Epic Challenge (11:43) Dale and Roland chat about Roland's new virtual course called “The Epic Challenge,” where he teaches participants how to gain entrepreneurial achievement. Accomplishment Through Acquisition (12:37) It is Roland's belief that acquisition can help you accomplish anything. He explains that there are seven different reasons one may have for desiring a change in their business and how these seven primary business needs can be solved through acquisition. The Acquisition Wheel (16:30) Roland expands upon his ideas regarding acquisition in business and the seven categories he refers to as the “Acquisition Wheel.” Using the “Making Bank Podcast” as an example, he describes the different categories and subcategories for acquisition, as well as his methods for using this practice to his advantage. Scaling Your Business (25:28) One of the most common challenges entrepreneurs face is determining how to scale their businesses. Roland elaborates on this challenge and how his acquisition strategies can apply. Additionally, he explains the importance of mindset for overcoming challenges in business. Overcoming Fear of New Business Practices (29:55) Roland chats about the acquisition process and how people are scared of potential risks when taking on new or unfamiliar business practices. He explains how starting something new like acquisition will seem difficult the first time, but the process becomes easier by starting small and gaining experience. Links mentioned: Making Bank - Website Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen - Amazon Roland Frasier - Website Roland Frasier - LinkedIn

The Podcast Accelerator
An In-Depth Chat with Co-Founder Mark on Global's Acquisition of Captivate - Captivate Insider

The Podcast Accelerator

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 48:07


For a special bonus episode, I'm sitting down to chat with one of our co-founders, Mark Asquith, to chat about our acquisition by Global and the exciting future of Captivate. This is Captivate Insider, a weekly update on what's happening here at Captivate, where we're actively helping the serious independent podcast creator save time, grow their podcast and monetize their content. Join me your host, Garry, the Head of Design here at Captivate where I'll be chatting with our team to get a behind the scenes look at what goes into designing and developing our features, our views on what's happening in and around podcasting PLUS grab some tips on using Captivate along the way. A new show lands every Wednesday in your preferred podcast app and if you're not using Captivate to grow your podcast, head over to http://captivate.fm/ (captivate.fm) to try us out totally free for 7 days. Enjoy, and happy podcasting. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

CTO Connection
Short Byte: Mark Van de Wiel - Managing an engineering team through an acquisition

CTO Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 29:31


What with covid and the great resignation, it's hard enough to keep an engineering organization intact, aligned and motivated. Imagine doing the same while negotiating a transaction that could impact everything from your feature roadmap to your long-term tech stack. In this episode, I chat with Mark Van de Wiel, VP Technology at Fivetran who recently navigated an acquisition of his company, HVR into Fivetran. PARTNERThanks to our partner CloudZero — Cloud Cost Intelligence Platform. Control cost and drive better decisions with CloudZero cloud cost intelligence. The CloudZero platform provides visibility into cloud spend without the typical pitfalls of legacy cloud cost management tools, like endless tagging or clunky Kubernetes support. Optimize unit economics, decentralize cost data to engineering, and create a shared language between finance and technical teams. CloudZero helps you organize cloud spending better than anyone else. Join companies like Drift, Rapid7, and SeatGeek by visiting cloudzero.com/ctoconnection to get started.

The Canadian Investor
Take-Two Interactive's big acquisition, Nike vs. Lululemon, Blackberry and more!

The Canadian Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 50:51


In this release of the Canadian Investor Podcast, we cover the following earnings releases and news: Take-Two Interactive acquiring Zynga Nike suing Lululemon over patent infringement Constellation Brands earnings Growth stocks go down sharply following the release of the US Fed december meeting minutes Blackberry Earnings We finish the episode with what is on our watchlist presented by EQ Bank! Tickers of stocks discussed: NKE, LULU, TTWO, ZNGA, STZ, BB.TO, ASML, LSPD.TO   https://thecanadianinvestorpodcast.com/ Canadian Investor Podcast Twitter: @cdn_investing Simon's twitter: @Fiat_Iceberg Braden's twitter: @BradoCapital Stratosphere

Acquiring Minds
Buying a Manufacturer with 1 Good Employee & 2000 SKUs

Acquiring Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 50:14


Themes from Josh's interview: Owning the business saved his life What manufacturing is like Firing all but 1 employee (who spoke little English) Reducing the product line from 2000 SKUs Rebuilding a business with limited resources Reach Josh at:Quality Cage

Listing Bits
Listing Bits Episode 70: Competing in the Showing Solutions Space – with William Schoeffler

Listing Bits

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 33:55


When Zillow announced its intention to acquire ShowingTime in February of 2021, a slew of companies jumped into the showing solutions space. But Instashowing had already been in business for two years, and despite the fierce competition, its young founder believes that his startup has an edge. William Schoeffler is the Founder of Instashowing, a software company out of Bend, Oregon, that offers the premiere showing solution for forward-thinking real estate professionals. On this episode of Listing Bits, William shares the experience with an agent that inspired him to build Instashowing and describes the suite of listing agent tools his team is developing. William explains how he raised $4M on the heels of Zillow's acquisition of ShowingTime, discussing the expectation to grow that comes with that kind of an investment and the advantages Instashowing has over its many competitors. Listen in to understand the challenge of supporting several showing solutions in a single market and learn how William is forming a syndicate to allow MLSs to invest in Instashowing. What's Discussed:   The experience with a real estate agent that inspired William to build Instashowing How William raised $4M from industry giants Pete Flint and Greg Schwartz The wave of competitors in the showing solutions space after Zillow's acquisition of ShowingTime Why Instashowing started selling to agents and brokers (not MLSs) when it launched in 2019 The advantages Instashowing has over its competitors How Instashowing's success in a given market hinges on full integration with its MLS Why William believes the industry will return to a single showing solution product in each market The suite of listing agent tools Instashowing is developing The expanding vision and expectation to grow that comes with a $4M investment Why William is not planning on adding a call center to the Instashowing offerings How William is forming a syndicate to allow MLSs to invest in Instashowing Connect with William: Instashowing William on LinkedIn   Resources: Instashowing's $4M Raise Zillow's Acquisition of ShowingTime Tomo Offerpad BrokerBay Homesnap Showings MLS Aligned SentriLock CRMLS Glide   Our Sponsor: Cloud CMA for Brokers

Copy That!
Welcome

Copy That!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 0:43


New for 2022! The Nonprofit Narrative Podcast is to help you tell your story the best way possible and connect with more donors and the community better than ever. I hope you'll join us. 

SunCast
435: American Clean Power, w/CEO Heather Zichal

SunCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 25:24


Some of you will recall, Nico was live-broadcasting from the CleanPower21 tradeshow in Salt Lake City back in December.  While he was there, Nico got the chance to sit down with Heather Zichal, the CEO of the organization that runs the CleanPower show and that has been shaking things up in Washington for you and me in a good way all last year. The three areas covered in today's episode are: 1. AWEA rebrand to ACP & 2022 Goals 2. Messaging to the solar industry specifically, from Heather & ACP 3. Acquisition of ESA  Launched at the start of 2021, the American Clean Power Association is a new trade association unifying the wind, solar, storage and transmission companies that are driving jobs and investment in the U.S. economy and providing solutions to the climate crisis.  Many of you will recognize is as “the AWEA rebrand” or something along those lines, but I believe it's much more than a simple rebrand. From their website: The American Clean Power Association works to champion policies that will transform the U.S. power grid to a low-cost, reliable and renewable power system. By uniting the power of wind, solar, transmission and storage companies, along with manufacturers and construction companies, developers and owners/operators, utilities, financial firms and corporate purchasers, their goal is to make renewables the dominant energy source in the United States. And, as of July, American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) agreed to merge their staff, programs, and members into ACP! Remember, you can always find the resources and learn more about today's guests and recommendations in the show notes at http://www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes (MySunCast.com).  While you're at it, be sure to subscribe to the show right there in your podcast player, pretty please!  And, to hear more about Heather and ACPs thoughts on the ESA integration, specifically, we'd encourage you to read Julian Spector's insightful interview with Heather in December, which we link to it in the show notes on the blog (link above). Let's get down to business, and to tune up your skills Solar Warrior with another practical tactical conversation here on SunCast.

Penny Lane Podcast
Starting a SPAC with Al Hill, Co-Chief Financial Officer of Rose Hill Acquisition Corporation

Penny Lane Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 55:55


Al Hill,  joins us to discuss how and why he started Rose Hill Acquisition Corporation ($ROSEU) with his best friend Juan José Rosas during Covid. He also walks up through what it was like  to IPO on the NASDAQ..Watch This Episode on YouTube.Sponsored by Pennies: Going In Raw.Sponsored by Last Bottle Wines, Use code PENNY for 10% off your order, good for a one time use, valid until March 11, 2022.Try WhaleStream  free for 1 week and use code pennylane.Penny Lane MERCH!.To support the Penny Lane Pod, please use our affiliate links!.Benzinga! Click this link to check out our favorite trading tool!!! + 2 Weeks free!Use code PLPOD for 25% off a subscription!TrendSpiderUse code PLP25 for 25% off a monthly or yearly planTraderSyncUse code pennylane to get 15% off our monthly subscriptions, and 55% off our annual subscriptions.WebullFind us on Twitter@Pennylanepod@Penny_Lane_BBMFollow Blayne on Instagram:@blayne_art

The Drive
01/10 3pm Melvin Ingram Was the Perfect Acquisition for KC

The Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 43:52


The Drive explained how wrong Rob was and that the Chiefs turnaround can attributed to the addition of Melvin Ingram.

Virtual Legality
Take Two To Buy Zynga? - Understanding The Deal (and Market) (VL603)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 29:49


Acquisition season never stops in the world of video games and Take Two Interactive wants to get in on the action. What does the game publisher's announced $12.7B acquisition of mobile publisher Zynga mean for the company and its shareholders? For everyone else? There's a lot to discuss. We go from Farmville to Northville...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/iudrxrXF1Bs #Activision #Cheats #Lawsuit *** SUPPORT THE CHANNEL PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/VirtualLegality STREAMLABS - https://streamlabs.com/richardhoeg STORE - https://teespring.com/stores/hoeg-law-store *** Discussed in this episode: "Take-Two and Zynga to Combine, Bringing Together Best-in-Class Intellectual Properties and a Market-Leading, Diversified Mobile Publishing Platform, to Enhance Positioning as a Global Leader in Interactive Entertainment" Press Release - January 10, 2022 https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220110005389/en/Take-Two-and-Zynga-to-Combine-Bringing-Together-Best-in-Class-Intellectual-Properties-and-a-Market-Leading-Diversified-Mobile-Publishing-Platform-to-Enhance-Positioning-as-a-Global-Leader-in-Interactive-Entertainment "Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. to Change Name of Operational Metric from “Net Sales” to “Net Bookings”" Press Release - November 1, 2017 https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171101005036/en/Take-Two-Interactive-Software-Inc.-to-Change-Name-of-Operational-Metric-from-%E2%80%9CNet-Sales%E2%80%9D-to-%E2%80%9CNet-Bookings%E2%80%9D "T2's acquisition of #Zynga has generated an immediate downturn in T2's stock price." Twitter Thread - Game Over Thirty https://twitter.com/GameOverThirty/status/1480561213830537228 *** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law). CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL. *** Twitter: @hoeglaw Web: hoeglaw.com

Acquiring Minds
The Key to a Profitable Liquor Store

Acquiring Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 30:54


Themes from Devin's interview: What makes Devin's liquor store so profitable The major risk involved in acquiring a liquor store The self-image shift from corporate manager to liquor store owner Boosting revenue with an easy price cleanup Maintaining a 15-hour workweek Reach Devin at:@DevinWanzor

What The HR! TC SHRM HR Podcast
Episode 44: Leveraging the DiSC Personality Assessment

What The HR! TC SHRM HR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 37:51


Erich Kurschat (linkedin.com/in/erichkurschat) is the owner of Harmony Insights LLC (HarmonyInsights.com), a company that helps organizations and consultants leverage the DiSC personality assessment.  He is also the founder of HRHotSeat (HRHotSeat.com), an inclusive mastermind community of real HR pros solving real HR problems.  Erich draws from a broad range of experiences as a corporate HR professional, a public speaker, a career coach, a classical musician, and a proud introvert to inspire others toward meaningful work and productive workplace relationships.   Hosts: Mike Thul - linkedin.com/in/thulmichael Jessie Novey - linkedin.com/in/jessienovey   INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP? Please email tcshrmpodcast@gmail.com Twin Cities Society For Human Resources: Recognized as one of the nation's largest SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) chapters, TCSHRM is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. With an ongoing calendar of events, we are an active SHRM group always looking to promote, influence, and educate our members through multiple channels. Join Us! Become a TCSHRM Member. https://www.tcshrm.org/ Thank you for listening, and if you enjoy this podcast please consider leaving a review as it helps us reach more listeners.    © MMXX TCSHRM. All Rights Reserved. For Personal Use Only.  

Thinking Crypto Interviews & News
BIG CRYPTO NEWS - SAMSUNG CARDANO ADA - VECHAIN STABLECOIN VEUSD - WONDERFI BITBUY ACQUISITION

Thinking Crypto Interviews & News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 26:48


Big Altcoin crypto news today as Samsung will use Cardano powered Veritree to track tress planted. VeChain has launched a stablecoin VeUSD in an effort to grow web 3. Kevin O'Leary-backed DeFi platform WonderFi Technologies Inc. agreed to buy Canadian crypto exchange Bitbuy for C$206 million ($161.8 million) in cash and shares, bringing the ability to purchase crypto and access to decentralized finance (DeFi) under one roof. CoinDesk has joined a legal proceeding between the New York Attorney General's office (NYAG) and Tether and its parent company as part of the news organization's effort to shed light on the reserves backing $78.4 billion of stablecoins. India gets its first crypto index to track performance of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Shiba Inu, other top coins. Bitcoin mining manufacturer Canaan expands footprint in Kazakhstan.Learn more about Algorand - https://www.Algorand.com

Miscellaneous Adventures from the World of Mike Carano
Swift and silent taco acquisition

Miscellaneous Adventures from the World of Mike Carano

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 30:33


Short podcast this week because I had to delete most of it