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Windows Weekly (Video HI)
WW 761: 1.4 Billion Served - Microsoft Q2 Earnings, Windows 11 Updates, One Outlook

Windows Weekly (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 117:13


Microsoft Q2 Earnings, Windows 11 Updates, One Outlook Windows 11 users will get several new features in February ahead of its H2 feature update Microsoft Plans Public Preview of Android Apps on Windows 11, More in February Microsoft: Teams now has more than 270 million monthly active users 1.4 Billion Microsoft Highlights Windows 11 Momentum Lenovo Will Not Enable Microsoft's Pluton Processor by Default Microsoft FY22 Q2 Earnings Cloud revenues power Microsoft's $51.7 billion Q2 in the fiscal year 2022 Microsoft Delivers Another Monster Quarter The WinForms Notepad Project (2022): It's (A)live! (Premium) Microsoft: Teams now has more than 270 million monthly active users Microsoft 365 Microsoft marches toward its 'One Outlook' rollout Surface Microsoft Finally Upgrades Surface Duo ... to Android 11 Hardware Report: NVIDIA to Abandon Its $40 Billion Arm Acquisition EU Overturns Intel's Antitrust Conviction, €1 Billion Fine Intel to Invest $20 Billion on New Chip Factories in Ohio Xbox Halo Infinite is the Biggest Halo Launch in History* Phil Spencer Opens Up About Activision Blizzard Plans Rethinking Videogame Exclusives (Premium) Google Play Games Soft Launches on Windows in Beta Tips and Picks App picks of the week: .NETpad (C#/WinForms/.NETFW4.x), File Manager Enterprise picks of the week: Wave 1 2022 Dynamics and Power Platform, Azure Open Source Day Beer pick of the week: Other Half Broccoli World Special Reserve 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: itpro.tv/windows use code WW30 progress.com/twit

Windows Weekly (MP3)
WW 761: 1.4 Billion Served - Microsoft Q2 Earnings, Windows 11 Updates, One Outlook

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 116:40


Microsoft Q2 Earnings, Windows 11 Updates, One Outlook Windows 11 users will get several new features in February ahead of its H2 feature update Microsoft Plans Public Preview of Android Apps on Windows 11, More in February Microsoft: Teams now has more than 270 million monthly active users 1.4 Billion Microsoft Highlights Windows 11 Momentum Lenovo Will Not Enable Microsoft's Pluton Processor by Default Microsoft FY22 Q2 Earnings Cloud revenues power Microsoft's $51.7 billion Q2 in the fiscal year 2022 Microsoft Delivers Another Monster Quarter The WinForms Notepad Project (2022): It's (A)live! (Premium) Microsoft: Teams now has more than 270 million monthly active users Microsoft 365 Microsoft marches toward its 'One Outlook' rollout Surface Microsoft Finally Upgrades Surface Duo ... to Android 11 Hardware Report: NVIDIA to Abandon Its $40 Billion Arm Acquisition EU Overturns Intel's Antitrust Conviction, €1 Billion Fine Intel to Invest $20 Billion on New Chip Factories in Ohio Xbox Halo Infinite is the Biggest Halo Launch in History* Phil Spencer Opens Up About Activision Blizzard Plans Rethinking Videogame Exclusives (Premium) Google Play Games Soft Launches on Windows in Beta Tips and Picks App picks of the week: .NETpad (C#/WinForms/.NETFW4.x), File Manager Enterprise picks of the week: Wave 1 2022 Dynamics and Power Platform, Azure Open Source Day Beer pick of the week: Other Half Broccoli World Special Reserve 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: itpro.tv/windows use code WW30 progress.com/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
Windows Weekly 761: 1.4 Billion Served

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 116:40


Microsoft Q2 Earnings, Windows 11 Updates, One Outlook Windows 11 users will get several new features in February ahead of its H2 feature update Microsoft Plans Public Preview of Android Apps on Windows 11, More in February Microsoft: Teams now has more than 270 million monthly active users 1.4 Billion Microsoft Highlights Windows 11 Momentum Lenovo Will Not Enable Microsoft's Pluton Processor by Default Microsoft FY22 Q2 Earnings Cloud revenues power Microsoft's $51.7 billion Q2 in the fiscal year 2022 Microsoft Delivers Another Monster Quarter The WinForms Notepad Project (2022): It's (A)live! (Premium) Microsoft: Teams now has more than 270 million monthly active users Microsoft 365 Microsoft marches toward its 'One Outlook' rollout Surface Microsoft Finally Upgrades Surface Duo ... to Android 11 Hardware Report: NVIDIA to Abandon Its $40 Billion Arm Acquisition EU Overturns Intel's Antitrust Conviction, €1 Billion Fine Intel to Invest $20 Billion on New Chip Factories in Ohio Xbox Halo Infinite is the Biggest Halo Launch in History* Phil Spencer Opens Up About Activision Blizzard Plans Rethinking Videogame Exclusives (Premium) Google Play Games Soft Launches on Windows in Beta Tips and Picks App picks of the week: .NETpad (C#/WinForms/.NETFW4.x), File Manager Enterprise picks of the week: Wave 1 2022 Dynamics and Power Platform, Azure Open Source Day Beer pick of the week: Other Half Broccoli World Special Reserve 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: itpro.tv/windows use code WW30 progress.com/twit

Radio Leo (Audio)
Windows Weekly 761: 1.4 Billion Served

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 116:40


Microsoft Q2 Earnings, Windows 11 Updates, One Outlook Windows 11 users will get several new features in February ahead of its H2 feature update Microsoft Plans Public Preview of Android Apps on Windows 11, More in February Microsoft: Teams now has more than 270 million monthly active users 1.4 Billion Microsoft Highlights Windows 11 Momentum Lenovo Will Not Enable Microsoft's Pluton Processor by Default Microsoft FY22 Q2 Earnings Cloud revenues power Microsoft's $51.7 billion Q2 in the fiscal year 2022 Microsoft Delivers Another Monster Quarter The WinForms Notepad Project (2022): It's (A)live! (Premium) Microsoft: Teams now has more than 270 million monthly active users Microsoft 365 Microsoft marches toward its 'One Outlook' rollout Surface Microsoft Finally Upgrades Surface Duo ... to Android 11 Hardware Report: NVIDIA to Abandon Its $40 Billion Arm Acquisition EU Overturns Intel's Antitrust Conviction, €1 Billion Fine Intel to Invest $20 Billion on New Chip Factories in Ohio Xbox Halo Infinite is the Biggest Halo Launch in History* Phil Spencer Opens Up About Activision Blizzard Plans Rethinking Videogame Exclusives (Premium) Google Play Games Soft Launches on Windows in Beta Tips and Picks App picks of the week: .NETpad (C#/WinForms/.NETFW4.x), File Manager Enterprise picks of the week: Wave 1 2022 Dynamics and Power Platform, Azure Open Source Day Beer pick of the week: Other Half Broccoli World Special Reserve 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: itpro.tv/windows use code WW30 progress.com/twit

#IAmMovement Podcast
How To Transform Your Life Through Real Estate with Cody Bjugan

#IAmMovement Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 35:49


What would you do if money wasn't an obstacle in your life? Think about it, you could dedicate more time to your family, go on epic adventures, and give back to your community. Instead, most of us live with the employee mindset. We believe we have to trade our time for money and in that process, give up our family, health, and relationships in order to survive. But all of that can be changed when we start shifting our mindset from that of an employee to that of an investor. In this week's episode of the Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life podcast, I interview one of the most badass real estate investors I know - Cody Bjugan.Cody had his first child at the age of 19. He knew he needed to provide so he did what most would - he gave up his dreams and started a career as a flooring salesman.While this was a step in the right direction, Cody was motivated by his desire to provide an extraordinary life for his family, which led him to find a “backdoor into the real estate development industry.”19 years later, Cody has developed over 2,300 lots/units of raw dirt to create almost $1 BILLION in revenue from residential real estate development.That's why, in 2019, he founded VestRight where he teaches others a simple way to create 5 to 7-figure paydays from off-market land deals without owning or developing the land, without debt, and with very little cash at risk.

The Cardone Zone
The Secret To Reducing Your Tax Bills

The Cardone Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 52:36


The number one way to reduce your taxes is to first know where to invest your money. 

Cloud Security Podcast
McFee and FireEye join forces for XDR

Cloud Security Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 3:51


Cloud Security News this week 26 Jan 2022 Early December on Cloud Security News, we shared that Symphony Technology Group had acquired McAfee for 4 Billion along with FireEye for 1.2 Billion. The merger of these two companies has now form Trellix, which aims to be a leader in extended detection and response (XDR). In their blog post Trellix shared that “Customers can expect Trellix's living security platform to deliver bold innovation across the XDR market.” - “with automation, machine learning, extensible architecture, and threat intelligence.” You can find out more about Trellix and read their blog post here and let us know if you are excited about this merger? Orca Security is back in the news this week, not for their funding round or their vulnerability findings in AWS. They have made their 1st acquisition: RapidSec, an Israeli cybersecurity startup that protects web applications from client-side attacks. RapidSec's software allows for detection of web-application misconfigurations and deviations from best practices. Orca has indicated that it plans to integrate these web services and API security technologies into its agentless cloud security platform. You can read more about this acquisition here. Cloud Security Firm Polar Security that has emerged from Stealth With $8.5 Million Seed Funding. They are a Tel Aviv, Israel-based cloud security company that aims to provide visibility into companies' cloud data storage to allow security teams to secure the data and avoid compliance problems. You can find out more about them here Hunters.ai announced that it has raised a $68 million Series C round bringing their total funding to date to $118 million. Hunters share in their blog that “Never before has it been more lucrative to be a cyber criminal” and “On the defenders' side, we see organizations struggling to keep pace. As technology advances and more tools are being used, the attack surface grows and the number of security products used by these organizations increases.” This is where Hunter.ai believes they can help with their Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform used by Security Operations Center (SOC) teams to detect, investigate and stop threats. You can find out more about them here Podcast Twitter - Cloud Security Podcast (@CloudSecPod) Instagram - Cloud Security News If you want to watch videos of this LIVE STREAMED episode and past episodes, check out: - Cloud Security Podcast: - Cloud Security Academy:

Todd N Tyler Radio Empire
1/26 2-1 1 BILLION Views

Todd N Tyler Radio Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 23:41


5 music videos from the 80's and we got em ALL!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sharing Her Journey
Aging Your Way

Sharing Her Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 23:31


Ripped from the headlines: Golden Girls vs. Sex and the City Reboot ('And Just Like That'). What does being golden today really look like? A photo comparing the two groups of women got this discussion going!  We chat about going gray young and why more women (Kirsten included!) are embracing their gray hair. Sarah Jessica Parker has recently joined the gray club as well. Aging: the cultural fight vs being you!  We feel media needs more Representation of women aging. Those trying to age gracefully love seeing people our age who look like us. (wrinkles and all) Alexis shares some scientific data with aging. We talk about the BILLION dollar anti-aging industry.  There are some Pro-Aging "Ambassadors" starting to appear on instagram these days.  Paulina Porizkova is a former model who said, "I believe our aging faces and bodies are not caving ceilings that need to be fixed. It's only a different kind of beauty which is not quite accepted or seen. It's a kind of beauty to be celebrated and embraced for its change. We all have personal preferences, but it doesn't negate the beauty of each. We must applaud one another."  @paulinaporizkov @silverstrandsofglitter **We want to reiterate that we feel you should do exactly what makes you feel best about yourself.  *Let's not forget AGEING is a privilege As always we close with our question: Who is a woman past or present, that has impacted your life and HOW? Send us your answer to the question to be shared on an upcoming episode.   ------------------------ Be sure to follow us on... Facebook Instagram And join our Facebook Group  

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship
286: Building Unicorns, How Andy Mowat Helped Build 3 $1 Billion+ Companies

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 42:53


This week's Misfit Entrepreneur is Andy Mowat. Andy has helped build 3 $1Billion+ companies, Upwork, Boc, and Culture Amp. He is a serial entrepreneur who knows how to build a scalable company that gets results. His specialty is building successful sales and marketing organizations. But, at the core, he's a great entrepreneur. He knows how to spot a trend, create the vehicle to capitalize on the opportunity, and make it go. Most recently, he is doing that in his latest company, Gated, which is a unique twist on how people can access you. I want to discuss all of this with him today and squeeze all of the wisdom I can from him on how to start, grow, and build a brand. https://www.gated.com/ Andy's path was not a straight line. He went to college on the East Coast and ended up in finance and banking. He took Czech while he was in college and ended up going into private equity in eastern Europe. He ended up running the finance function for every grocery store chain in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. It was early in the days of coming out of Communism and was eye opening. He then went to business school but came out in 2001 and things were slow. He found a family office to work for and they tasked him with finding a new business to buy and get into. He suggested health clubs and ended up building high end athletic clubs throughout the west. He knew tech was where it was at, so he then reached out Elance and others and cold called the CEO's ending up working for Elance. He ran sales and marketing operations. He then went to work for a company as a co-founder outsourcing administration assistants. He then went to work for BOCs running all their post-sale operations and then leading marketing. He then went to work for CultureAmp taking it from $5 mil to $80m. Along the way, he noticed the need to need to better guard a person's email, so he built Gated. At the 7:30 mark, Andy shares what Gated is. It is an email management system that keeps people from getting to your inbox unless they are willing to give a donation to charity. It helps to make sure you are communicating with people that genuinely want to communicate with you. What elements are needed to build a unicorn – a billion-dollar company? Product/Market fit Brand If you don't have those 2 things, it's almost impossible. Andy gives an example of ow this happened with CultureAmp. Talk to us about Go to Market Machines. How do you build a successful, scalable business? It is a custom fit each time. It is not “cookie-cutter.” Andy starts with marketing because you must have the demand generation. Pattern recognition is important, but a marketing strategy must be customized to each company. Andy has a 6-part article series on his LinkedIn that lays out how to build the Go to Market engine. Any specific part of the 6 that you feel is most important? The team is the most important aspect of a growth engine. What are the key elements to building a successful sales team and growth engine? Read Jason Lumpkin's stuff around hiring and building sales teams. Invest deeply in sales-enablement vs. throwing people at the problem. From a sales enablement standpoint, the managers are your customers, not the reps. If the managers aren't deeply invested in the training and asking for what is needed to make their people better, it won't do well. Invest in good managers and support them well. What should business owners and entrepreneurs do from the start to avoid some of the common mistakes in building a sales organization? The classic mistake is that founder's hire a salesperson thinking they can figure out how to go to market. The founder needs to do that and figure it out. The founder needs to be selling the first half million to a million of ARR. You need to be able figure what the repeatable sales process is before you bring someone into to sell. At the 17 min mark, Andy talks about being a non-technical founder…. What type of data should people be looking at to maximize the impact of a sales team? Systems that are good are Hubspot for smaller organizations and Salesforce for larger ones. Look for all the ways you can scale and find leverage. Key metrics to look at include: Client retention Funnel conversation Time for the sales process. (How long it takes from lead to sale) Lead flow. MQL to Opportunity conversion. The opportunity to win conversation. Customer acquisition costs. What does it take to build a great brand? Brand starts with what you name your company. Naming matters. Being very clear around what your company does and what you stand for is critical. People should understand very clearly and quickly your value to them. Product marketing and differentiation is very clear. The last important piece is the experience people have when they interact with your brand. Most unexpected thing that you have found on your entrepreneur journey? Andy shares how Gated has surprised in that people give more than required and how much people want it. Routines or best practices you do every day to help you maximize your success? Andy writes down his Top 3 things he has to do on a notepad each day. He spends each evening reviewing what he needs to do and accomplish the next day.   Best Quote: The classic mistake is that founder's hire a salesperson thinking they can figure out how to go to market. The founder needs to do that and figure it out.   Andy's Misfit 3: Have a career thesis. Get clear around the path that is most likely for your career. Don't worry about the steps you make in your career. You can always tell a good story about your career. Don't take too many steps at one. Take one step and pivot, then the next and so on. Have a side-hustle to give you an outlet.   Show Sponsors LinkedIn Jobs (Free Job Posting) www.LinkedIn.com/Misfit 5 Minute Journal www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com/Journal  

Currents
Ep186: An Inside Look at Intersect's $2.6 Billion Financing

Currents

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 41:34


Sheldon Kimber, CEO and co-founder of Intersect Power, joins us to discuss the $2.6 billion financing facility that Intersect signed in November 2021 to finance a portfolio of late-stage solar and storage projects in California and Texas. We get into Intersect's $600 million equity raise last year, Sheldon's openness to merchant risk, the sacrifices that need to be made when the company structures these deals, where he sees the energy storage market going and more.

Virtual Legality
PEELING THE UNION - Activision Reorganizes Raven QA Workers (VL614)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 20:31


Activision Blizzard's year of news appearances is almost unbelievable, but perhaps none more so than the announcement that Microsoft and Xbox is purchasing them for just under $70 BILLION in cash. But now that unionization is officially something Activision has to consider, is the reorganization of QA across Raven Software really as benign as the company is suggesting? QA and Raven both are now embedded in a Warzone of their own making, literally...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/pXsVtDiWnSg #Activision #Raven #Unions *** WANT TO 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: "Microsoft x Activision" Hoeg Law Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy_vBs7Qt9-ROfumOtIrSdP8 TWEETS https://twitter.com/sweetpotatoes/status/1485799764033740805 https://twitter.com/LarkingOut/status/1485811381966413835 https://twitter.com/verge/status/1486108114617257990 LAWS https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/157 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/158 NLRB SITES https://www.natlawreview.com/article/nlrb-adds-new-three-part-test-to-standard-evaluating-appropriateness-bargaining https://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-3024/basicguide.pdf "THE PATH TO UNIONIZING HAS BEEN ROUGH FOR RAVEN SOFTWARE, AND IT'S ABOUT TO GET ROUGHER" The Verge - January 25, 2022 https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/25/22901563/raven-software-union-game-workers-alliance-activision-blizzard *** "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

Icons of DC Area Real Estate
Buwa Binitie- Providing Luxury Affordable Housing (#58)

Icons of DC Area Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 180:18


John Coe and Buwa Binitie Bio Buwa Binitie, Managing Principal As Managing Principal of Dantes Partners, Mr. Binitie directs the acquisition, development, management, and financial activities ofthe firm. Mr. Binitie has an extensive tax credit financing experience (LIHTC, NMTC and HTC) and has closed on financing from nearly every public capital source available including HOME, HPTF, NSP, CDBG and NIF. Mr.Binitie maintains a narrow focus on creatively structuring deals that strive to address the need of his clients,community stakeholders as well as various government agency partners. By narrowly focusing on efficiently financing community development transactions, Mr. Binitie has been successful in adding value beyond the numbers. Mr. Binitie's career is underscored by a commitment to creating and preserving affordable and workforcehousing. To this end, since founding Dantes Partners, Mr. Binitie and his team have closed over $1 Billion of unconventional real estate transactions that utilize low-income tax credits, new market tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, and various other forms of alternative financing. These efforts have led to the creation of over 3,000 units of workforce and affordable housing. Mr. Binitie speaks regularly at industry focused events, including sessions with The Minority Resource, African American Real Estate Professionals, Bisnow, DC Building Industry Association, Georgetown University, Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development at University of Maryland, and the Howard University Real Estate Club. Mr. Binitie is currently the Chairman of the DC Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors and serves as a Board Member for the DC Building Industry Association. Mr. Binitie previously served onCity First Bank's board where he was a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, the Business &Community Development Committee, and the Directors Loan Committee. He also Co-Chaired Reopen DC (RealEstate Task Force and Mayor Bowser’s Rental Housing Market Strike Force). Education and Awards B.S. New York UniversityM.S., Real Estate Development, Johns Hopkins UniversityLeadership Greater Washington Class of 2016Alumnus, Urban Land Institute's Real Estate Apprenticeship Program (Project REAP)2010 African American Real Estate Professionals' Economic DevelopmentAwardee2015 Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leaders AwardeeWashington Business Journal Power 100 class of 2021 Show Notes Current Role He leads the companies. Dantes Partners is now a company of companies (5:00)Pandemic has caused them to be more focused and is positive for their company (6:25)Recession in 2008-9 were best years until 2020-21 which were even better (7:10)Moment in time that they could be propelled (7:50)Tap into social issues (8:00)Focusing on what makes company great (core competencies) (8:30)Deals need to be “quality deals” (8:50) Origins Born and raised in Nigeria (Lagos) (9:30)Parents are successful entrepreneurs (9:45)Dad was a pioneer in dry cleaning (10:00)His Dad and Mom were college educated (10:30)Siblings were more studious (10:45)He wanted to be an entrepreneur and academics didn’t interest him (11:00)Not accepted in any college in Nigeria (11:50)Parents wanted to send him abroad to school (12:15)His siblings’ performance stimulated trips to London and New York as a child (12:30)He wanted to come to the US after visiting here

Gamereactor TV - Germany
GRTV News - ESL Gaming and FACEIT has been sold to Saudi-backed group, Savvy Gaming Group for $1.5 billion

Gamereactor TV - Germany

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 6:09


To The Point - Homes Services Podcast
The Path From Small Family Contractor to a Billion

To The Point - Homes Services Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 71:31


Wyatt Hepworth, CEO & Founder of Any Hour Electric Plumbing Heating & Air joins To The Point! We talk with Wyatt about his company's incredible growth over the past few years, what sets his training and recruiting apart, and why he made the decision to partner to raise capital.

Dumb Money LIVE
Our $10M $PTON Trade — What happened?!

Dumb Money LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 27:24


Peloton is considering massive layoffs and could close 20% of their showrooms after slashing its full-year outlook by a BILLION dollars. Meanwhile, they're raising the price of their bike by $250 to keep up with inflation. Today on Dumb Money, a follow-up on our $10 million Peloton trade.

Packet Pushers - Full Podcast Feed
Network Break 366: Microsoft Spends $68.7 Billion On Games; Wi-Fi 7 On The Horizon

Packet Pushers - Full Podcast Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 53:46


Take a Network Break! This week we examine the drivers behind Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of gaming company Activision Blizzard, Juniper integrates its SD-WAN portfolio with Mist Cloud, and Wi-Fi 7 emerges on the horizon. Cisco announces a new Catalyst switch for industrial use cases, Telia Carrier rebrands, and JP Morgan Chase discloses tidbits about its IT strategy. The post Network Break 366: Microsoft Spends $68.7 Billion On Games; Wi-Fi 7 On The Horizon appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Packet Pushers - Fat Pipe
Network Break 366: Microsoft Spends $68.7 Billion On Games; Wi-Fi 7 On The Horizon

Packet Pushers - Fat Pipe

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 53:46


Take a Network Break! This week we examine the drivers behind Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of gaming company Activision Blizzard, Juniper integrates its SD-WAN portfolio with Mist Cloud, and Wi-Fi 7 emerges on the horizon. Cisco announces a new Catalyst switch for industrial use cases, Telia Carrier rebrands, and JP Morgan Chase discloses tidbits about its IT strategy. The post Network Break 366: Microsoft Spends $68.7 Billion On Games; Wi-Fi 7 On The Horizon appeared first on Packet Pushers.

Packet Pushers - Network Break
Network Break 366: Microsoft Spends $68.7 Billion On Games; Wi-Fi 7 On The Horizon

Packet Pushers - Network Break

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 53:46


Take a Network Break! This week we examine the drivers behind Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of gaming company Activision Blizzard, Juniper integrates its SD-WAN portfolio with Mist Cloud, and Wi-Fi 7 emerges on the horizon. Cisco announces a new Catalyst switch for industrial use cases, Telia Carrier rebrands, and JP Morgan Chase discloses tidbits about its IT strategy. The post Network Break 366: Microsoft Spends $68.7 Billion On Games; Wi-Fi 7 On The Horizon appeared first on Packet Pushers.

4Player Podcast
4Player Podcast #707 - The "Murders and Executions" Show (Microsoft / Activision, Unsighted, The Artful Escape, and More!)

4Player Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 163:50


It's a small crew this week but a BIG show. Not only is this our first "regular" episode of the new year, it also happens to be a huge week for the industry as Microsoft has announced it's intent to acquire Activision for the modest price of $69 BILLION. In the first segment, we talk about our efforts to play catch up with 2021 as our Award Show looms on the horizon (next week!). We talk Unsighted, The Artful Escape, Dodgeball Academia, Battlefield 2042, and more! Speaking of which, don't miss our big Award Show next week! Brad will be back in the virtual studio as we sit down to look back on the past year in gaming!

Breakfast With Champions
Episode 754 with David Meltzer - How To Be A Mentor

Breakfast With Champions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 56:09


Thank you for joining us on Breakfast With Champions! Today we hear from David Meltzer! Meltzer is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. His life's mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content and communication that's exactly what you'll receive. He is a three-time international best-selling author, a Top 100 Business Coach, the executive producer of Entrepreneur‘s #1 digital business show, Elevator Pitch, and host of the top entrepreneur podcast, The Playbook. His newest book, Game-Time Decision Making, was a #1 new release, David has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor

The Comic Section Podcast
ISSUE #155 (Joss Whedon Responds To DC Backlash, Moon Knight Trailer, & More)

The Comic Section Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 82:18


On this issue of The Comic Section, we pay our condolences to actor Gaspard Ulliel. Joss Whedon responds to Justice League cast criticisms. The Flash movie is set to get a tie-In Comic from DC. Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard for $68.7 Billion! Scream scores big at the box office with a $20+ Million Opening. Tim Allen returns as Santa Clause for Disney Plus. We preview trailers from The Cuphead Show, The Legend of Vox Machina, and Marvel's Moon Knight! We review the first 3 episodes of Peacemaker, Netflix's The Silent Sea, Alex Kister's The Mandela Catalogue Web-Series, and Alex Kister's The Mandela Catalogue Web-Series. Little Xio gives us the new comics for the week, and the upcoming events! Tune in!

Numbers by Barron's
Intel Will Spend $20 Billion to Boost Semiconductor Production

Numbers by Barron's

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 3:57


Activist investors won fewer board seats in 2021. Bitcoin drops amid concerns about a Russian ban. And Intel goes all in on new chip factories. Host: Jacob Passy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Best Take Last Take
NFL Divisional Round Recap! Special Guest "Worm"- Locker Room Talk Gone Wrong- Darius The Bully- 30 Billion Hypo Question

Best Take Last Take

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 91:39


On today's BTLT, "Worm" answers Tristen's callout! The Philly Eagle defender himself showed up to the studio and stood up to Tristen's challenge. The fellas also recapped Divisional Round in the NFL playoffs. A week full of stunners in the NFL and every game was broken down. Darius bullied Logan enough to the point of Logan getting medication for his balding problem. Everyones favorite segment ends the show. Hilarious Hypotheticals coming in hot this week.

Well... That’s Interesting
In-Betweeni 071: Eruption w/ The Energy Of A Billion Suns + New Life Found Beneath Antarctica

Well... That’s Interesting

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 26:37


A lot can happen in a tenth of a second, like an eruption with an energy output of, you guessed it, 1 BILLION SUNS. Also, you won't believe what researchers found under a block of ice. --- Love the show and wanna show some love? Venmo Tip Jar: @WellThatsInteresting Instagram: @wellthatsinterestingpod Twitter: @wti_pod Oh, BTW. You're interesting. Email us YOUR facts, stories, experiences... Nothing is too big or too small. We'll read it on the show: wellthatsinterestingpod@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wellthatsinteresting/support

Virtual Legality
Politics At Play - Regulation Concerns For Microsoft x Activision (VL612)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 33:08


Activision Blizzard's year of news appearances is almost unbelievable, but perhaps none more so than the announcement that Microsoft and Xbox is purchasing them for just under $70 BILLION in cash. But while some have dismissed concerns that federal regulators like the FTC or DOJ could come calling, a look at the political environment of 2022 might give some a moment of pause. Political agencies act with political motivations...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/AUyntMyPQeY #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 02:19 The Ambiguities of Antitrust 06:33 Some Very Certain Analysts 16:50 A Changing Political Landscape 26:47 Congressional Antitrust Bills 30:45 Conclusion *** Discussed in this episode: "Microsoft x Activision" Hoeg Law Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy_vBs7Qt9-ROfumOtIrSdP8 STATUTES https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/18 FTC/DOJ SITES AND DOCUMENTS https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-resources/mergers-and-competition/merger-review https://www.justice.gov/atr/horizontal-merger-guidelines-08192010 https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/us-department-justice-federal-trade-commission-vertical-merger-guidelines/vertical_merger_guidelines_6-30-20.pdf https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1596396/statement_of_chair_lina_m_khan_commissioner_rohit_chopra_and_commissioner_rebecca_kelly_slaughter_on.pdf https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ftc-votes-to-rescind-vertical-merger-3486202/ https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2022/01/ftc-and-justice-department-seek-to-strengthen-enforcement-against-illegal-mergers ARTICLES https://kotaku.com/microsoft-s-activision-blizzard-purchase-isn-t-great-b-1848386247 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-01-19-unanswered-questions-about-microsofts-activision-blizzard-deal-opinion https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-activision-blizzard-antitrust-monopoly https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/20/tech-antitrust-self-preferencing-bill-american-innovation-and-choice-online-act/ https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/18/22890100/antitrust-bill-apple-google-big-tech-senate TWEETS https://twitter.com/BenjiSales/status/1483509768417337349 https://twitter.com/PaulTassi/status/1483510258425339910 https://twitter.com/Chris_Dring/status/1483564915990446086 https://twitter.com/RepJerryNadler/status/1484232680397053956 "Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy" July 9, 2021 - President Biden https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/07/09/executive-order-on-promoting-competition-in-the-american-economy/ PENDING BILLS https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/2992/text https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/8.11.21%20-%20Open%20App%20Markets%20Act%20-%20Bill%20Text.pdf *** "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

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Video Edition
Bonneau Ansley Outlines The Key Strategy to Growing to $3 Billion in Sales in Just 7 Years

Real Relationships Real Revenue - Video Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 51:32


Bonneau Ansley, the #1 real estate agent in the South, shares how he discovered how to take his passion for people and selling, and leverage it into a ridiculously successful real estate company on track to do over $3 billion in sales this year. Learn about some of the nitty gritty business development tactics that Bonneau uses to create a network that helps him develop business 24/7, why Bonneau reinvents himself every year, and how that practice helped him grow his business from $100 million in sales to over $3 billion is seven short years.   Mo asks Bonneau Ansley: Tell me of the moment in your life when you realized that business development was something you wanted to focus on. Bonneau knew he was going to be a sales guy at the early age of 16 when he was in highschool. He felt that school wasn't really his thing, but people and classmates were. He started selling t-shirts and hats, which continued into college with his own clothing company, and he realized that selling was something that he clicked with. It was in college where he was first exposed to real estate after taking a class that he became completely hooked on the subject. After college, selling real estate became the natural evolution for Bonneau. Bonneau has done every facet of real estate including development and sales, with plenty of success and failure along the way. Cycles are common in real estate, and Bonneau has had to reinvent himself more than once. Bonneau recalls the story of when he and his wife had lost everything to a house fire in 2004. The fire forced him to give himself a fresh start. As devastating something like a fire can be, it's a catalyst for change in life. Bonneau tries to reinvent himself every year. He works in a very competitive environment so his mindset is always centered around thinking big, doubling his business big. To double your business, you have to create habits that you didn't do before, and implement those. In Bonneau's seventh year in business, they are on track to sell over $3 billion in sales this year. It doesn't have to take your house burning down or your business to fail with the banking collapse. It's simply about having a mindset where you always look at what you need to do to do better every single year.   Mo asks Bonneau Ansley: What is your personal definition of business development? Bonneau interacts with people for roughly ten hours a day, from his barber to his valet, and each interaction is an exercise in business development. Each person is a part of Bonneau's sales team with a small incentive to spread the word about him. From a business development standpoint, to continue to be the #1 realtor in the South, he needs to be everywhere, and each person he interacts with is a chance to amplify his brand. To be successful, you will have to stretch your comfort zone. Creating some new habits, even if you're not a natural at them, is how you do it. If you're in sales, the more people that know what you sell and that you're good at it, the more product you're going to sell, no matter what it is. Bonneau has created a network and a platform that allows him to do business development 24 hours a day whether he is present for the individual conversation or not. Bonneau is really good at sales, and he's put himself into a position to succeed by only focusing on that one thing. For the other tasks that don't come natural to him, he's built a team to help him continue focusing on business development and sales. Everybody is great at something. The key is to figure out what that one thing is and how to monetize that. When Bonneau was in school he struggled, but when he discovered sales he found something he could excel at and figured out a way to thrive.   Mo asks Bonneau Ansley: What's your favorite science, step, or story from the GrowBIG training or Snowball System? Bonneau has been a real estate agent for 20 years, but when Mo interviewed Bonneau in order to get his house sold, it changed the way he operated. They had a conversation about the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and went over the different ways that people communicate, and that conversation transformed how Bonneau presents to his clients. Now he makes sure to cover all four quadrants no matter who he's talking to to make sure he connects with them. The HBDI model has been integrated into Bonneau's team. He took many of the principles that he learned from the GrowBIG training and the Snowball System and used them as the foundation for building his massive team of agents and executives. The HBDI test has helped Bonneau grow his business to over 300 real estate agents that work under his brand. In the first year of business, Bonneau's team did over $100 million in sales and, seven years later, they are on track to do over $3 billion in sales.   Mo asks Bonneau Ansley: Tell me of a business development story that you are deeply proud of. When Bonneau started the business, he made sure that he was selling for a reason. Even when they weren't making any money, he made sure that every sale gave back to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital and it's become the most rewarding business activity he's ever done. Having clients is not about a single transaction. Bonneau wants to grow with his clients and for the company to have a footprint beyond real estate. By pairing sales with a noble endeavor, he makes the mission of the organization more than just profit. Visiting the hospital in addition to donating money is part of the company culture. When things get hard, the charitable aspect of the business helps but he has a deep desire to win that keeps him going. Overcoming his natural weaknesses and leveraging his strengths also allows him to stay motivated.   Mo asks Bonneau Ansley: If you could record a message to your younger self around business development, what would it say? In school, Bonneau would have told himself to not worry too much about failing Geology and Mrs. Jones is not going to be there to critique you for the rest of your life. In college, it would have been to try more things while avoiding some bad influences. After college, he would have told himself to go somewhere new. It wasn't until he left his hometown that he really learned the skills he needed to succeed on his own. One key lesson that Bonneau would share is to not be afraid of reinventing yourself. Even with scary situations, there is opportunity to learn. They are all part of your path to discovering what you want to do for the long haul. Don't wait so long to start your business. It's okay to buck the trend and start something sooner than you think you should. You're more ready than you realize. Mo tells the story of how Bonneau called him up and told that they were going to spend the night at a homeless shelter and plan out what they were going to achieve the next year. To climb, Bonneau cuts. To make a greater impact, Bonneau doesn't hesitate to say no to something that isn't at the level of what he's trying to achieve. Bonneau does a lot of investing and one of the most important ways he figures out who to work with is by identifying the founders that are passionate for what they are working on beyond the potential profit.     Mentioned in this Episode: GrowBIGPlaybook.com bonneauansley.com

Virtual Legality
Schrödinger's Labor Union - On Activision, Raven, And Bad Reporting (VL611)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 23:29


Activision Blizzard's year of news appearances is almost unbelievable, but perhaps none more so than the announcement that Microsoft and Xbox is purchasing them for just under $70 BILLION in cash. But with unionization efforts ongoing across ABK, what was likely to happen in the shadow of the transaction, and why have so many outlets jumped the gun on reporting the events at Raven. Quoth the Gaming Journalists, 'nevermore'...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/GzU6oe4N69E #Activision #Raven #Unions *** WANT TO 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: "Microsoft x Activision" Hoeg Law Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy_vBs7Qt9-ROfumOtIrSdP8 Tweets https://twitter.com/sweetpotatoes/status/1484556503621189638 https://twitter.com/Shannon_Liao/status/1468961296678748172 https://twitter.com/P_Betar/status/1484565189680939015 https://twitter.com/A_droSegovia/status/1484569470207242245 https://twitter.com/wcselfridge/status/1484564861518503942 Statutes https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/157 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/159 NLRB Sites/Decisions https://www.nlrb.gov/about-nlrb/rights-we-protect/the-law/employees/your-right-to-form-a-union https://www.natlawreview.com/article/nlrb-adds-new-three-part-test-to-standard-evaluating-appropriateness-bargaining https://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-3024/basicguide.pdf Articles https://www.polygon.com/22894041/call-of-duty-warzone-raven-software-union-activision-blizzard https://kotaku.com/call-of-duty-union-raven-software-activision-blizzard-s-1848399505 https://www.vice.com/en/article/88g5za/qa-testers-at-activision-blizzards-studio-raven-software-are-unionizing https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-21/activision-employee-group-forms-union-a-first-in-video-games https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-01-21-call-of-duty-qa-workers-vote-to-unionize "A More Pixelated Union: A Look at the Path to Unionization in the Video Game Industry under Trump's National Labor Relations Board" Will Selfridge - University of Miami Business Law Review https://repository.law.miami.edu/umblr/vol29/iss1/9/ *** "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

Growth Everywhere Daily Business Lessons
Axie Infinity Co-founder Reveals How They Are Achieving their BHAG of A BILLION Players

Growth Everywhere Daily Business Lessons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 3:43


In this video, Axie Infinity Co-founder discusses their 'Big Hairy Audacious Goal' on achieving a BILLION players! TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES [00:00] - Intro [00:09] - Axie Infinity BHAG [00:37] - Achieving BILLIONS [01:00] - Play to earn in Axie [01:52] - How they create opportunity for others [02:50] - Others spend for others to earn Programs: ✌️Free Masterclass On How To Create Your Dream Business https://levelingup.com/masterclass

Speaking Podcast
#130 Business in 80 Countries - Paul Ruppert

Speaking Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 47:06


Paul Ruppert is a veteran CPaaS and mobile services executive, strategy consultant and holder of 2 tech patents enabling global text messaging, with career experience in both the private and public sectors applying a range of multidisciplinary skills exercised at the highest levels of both arenas–from corporate boardrooms to the White House. He has generated over $400M in direct sales, is a skilled cross border negotiator, technology innovator and strategic partnership driver with two decades leading global commercial, product, marketing teams and M&A deals in B2B SaaS sales. Prior to entering the private sector, with a Harvard masters graduate degree Paul served over a decade in policy and political roles as an legislative assistant to a US Senator, economic development advisor to a cabinet Secretary, a technology industry lobbyist and White House staffer. His private sector achievements are exceptional including scaling startups from $0 to $Billion valuations, forging global strategic partnerships, doing business in 80 countries, working with private equity and $B enterprises managing $130M business P&Ls, and managing cross border, cross cultural teams of teams having lived in the US, France and China. His combined commercial and technology skills have been applied to technically developing and commercial harvesting innovation–”Innovisioneering” as he has written about it https://bit.ly/3Egbdn4 , and yielded mobile network cyber security solutions including winning the GSM Association's Best Cyber Security Solution award in 2013. Paul Ruppert is the President of Global Point View Ltd, a strategy consulting firm providing insights to technology companies seeking guidance on focus, strategies and plans via scaling, partnerships and acquisitions. His international clients have included Facebook, MasterCard, Western Union, Liveperson, Infobip, private equity and venture firms looking to leverage mobile services in their digital plans for conversational commerce. What we Discussed: - Working in the Mobile Market - Classically Trained as a Political Operative - Structuring a Speech - Building a Sales Team - How our 1st jobs build our skill sets - Knowing if an M & A will work - Limiting you Currency Exposure - Why he might write a book and more How to Contact Paul: http://globalpointview.com/ Blog as mentioned http://mobilepointview.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulruppertintl/ pruppert@gpvltd.com More About Speaking Podcast: All Episodes can be found at www.speakingpodcast.com All Social Media + Donations link https://linktr.ee/speaking Sponsor : http://coolabulla.com Use Discount Code Speaking for a 10% Discount Our Facebook Group can be found at www.facebook.com/speakingpodcast All my 5 Podcast can be found at http://roycoughlan.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roy-coughlan/message

Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast
Microsoft Buys Activision for $69 BILLION and Saying Goodbye to YouTube Originals

Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 51:29


Marques and Andrew talk for a bit about what's happening with the Ford F-150 Lightning and car dealerships before getting into the big news of the week. They go deep on Microsoft buying Activision for $69 Billion and what that could mean for all of the games that Activision makes. After that, they talk about the news that YouTube is cutting back on a lot of its YouTube Originals. Links: Ford F-150 news: https://bit.ly/3qKbxHp Sonos article: https://reut.rs/3AkDZCN Marques survives Mad Max: https://bit.ly/3KxeVNs Twitters: https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://twitter.com/AdamLukas17 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ Shop the merch: shop.mkbhd.com Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/mkbhd Music by 20syl: https://bit.ly/2S53xlC Waveform is part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Vergecast
Microsoft to acquire Activision for $68.7 billion / Google is building an AR headset / The 5G battle between the FAA, AT&T, Verizon, and airlines

The Vergecast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 79:20


Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with games reporter Ash Parrish and senior reporter Alex Heath about Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion and Google building a new AR headset. Policy editor Russell Brandom joins the show to discuss the battle between the FAA, AT&T, Verizon, and airlines over 5G and the antitrust bills in Congress this week. Further reading: The US's free COVID test website has more visitors than all other .gov sites combined Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion Read Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's email to employees about the Microsoft acquisition Read Microsoft Gaming CEO's email to staff about the Activision Blizzard acquisition Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service grows to 25 million subscribers Microsoft's Activision acquisition would instantly make it a force in mobile gaming A guide to Microsoft's Xbox game studios empire Is Microsoft building a gaming monopoly? Sony expects Microsoft to ‘continue to ensure' Activision games stay multiplatform Google is building an AR headset AT&T and Verizon are limiting C-band 5G expansion around airports even more AT&T begins 5G C-band rollout in limited number of metro areas Verizon's faster C-band 5G is live and off to a promising start Apple and Google split with startups over antitrust bill Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai are personally lobbying senators against antitrust legislation: report Lawmakers approve Big Tech antitrust overhaul, but with strings attached US competition enforcers launch overhaul of merger approval process Democrats unveil bill to ban online ‘surveillance advertising' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Virtual Legality
Call Of Duty To Remain On PlayStation - MICROSOFT x ACTIVISION (VL610)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 10:40


Activision Blizzard's year of news appearances is almost unbelievable, but perhaps none more so than the announcement that Microsoft and Xbox is purchasing them for just under $70 BILLION in cash. But what of the crown jewel of Activision's console line-up: Call of Duty. Will the company intent on spending billions really permit its nearest competitor to reap the benefits of its gaming output? Microsoft intends to answer the call...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/i4-vxNc3H3Y #PlayStation #Microsoft #CallofDuty *** WANT TO 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: "Microsoft x Activision" Hoeg Law Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy_vBs7Qt9-ROfumOtIrSdP8 Activision Blizzard EDGAR Filings Partner Letter https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/718877/000110465922005528/tm223212d11_defa14a.htm "Sony ‘expects' Microsoft to keep Activision games multiplatform" Polygon - January 20, 2022 https://www.polygon.com/22893082/microsoft-activision-blizzard-exclusives-call-of-duty-multiplatform "Bethesda And Microsoft Respond To Starfield On PS5 Questions" Gamespot - August 31, 2021 https://www.gamespot.com/articles/bethesda-and-microsoft-respond-to-starfield-on-ps5-questions/1100-6495706/ "Had good calls this week with leaders at Sony..." Tweet - January 20, 2022 https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1484273335139651585 *** "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

Virtual Legality
Wait, How Much Does it Cost to Break-Up? - MICROSOFT x ACTIVISION (VL609)

Virtual Legality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 33:55


Activision Blizzard's year of news appearances is almost unbelievable, but perhaps none more so than the announcement that Microsoft is purchasing them for just under $70 BILLION in cash. But what's actually in the agreement between these two juggernauts? How did the reporting get at least some aspects of it wrong? And will it really cost one side or the other $2B+ to end things? You better be darn sure you want to break up...in Virtual Legality. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT: https://youtu.be/JgploLS9T5s #Activision #Microsoft #BreakUpFees *** 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 02:48 Merger Summary 23:14 What Reps Do (and Don't) Do 31:40 Conclusion *** Discussed in this episode: "Microsoft x Activision" Hoeg Law Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy_vBs7Qt9-ROfumOtIrSdP8 Activision Blizzard EDGAR Filings General https://www.sec.gov/edgar/browse/?CIK=0000718877 Partner Letters https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/718877/000110465922005528/tm223212d11_defa14a.htm https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/718877/000110465922005529/tm223212d12_defa14a.htm Merger Summary https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/0000718877/000110465922005154/tm223212d3_8k.htm Merger Agreement https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/0000718877/000110465922005154/tm223212d3_ex2-1.htm "Fascinating Activision SEC filing about merger:.." Twitter Thread - January 19, 2022 - Stephen Totilo https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1483809973155024897 *** "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

Rise of The Young
Yahya Mokhtarzada - Co-Founder of Truebill Speaks on Getting Acquired For $1.275 Billion

Rise of The Young

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 36:38


Yahya Mokhtarzada is the co-founder of Truebill. Founded in 2015, Truebill created a personal finance app that uses artificial intelligence to track spending habits. The Maryland company was acquired by Detroit, Michigan-based Rocket Companies, which develops real estate, mortgage and financial services technology, for $1.275 billion in cash (December 2021). Prior to cofounding Truebill Yahya served as VP of Business Development at Nanigans, an advertising technology platform focused on social and mobile channels. At Nanigans, Yahya executed platform licencing agreements with enterprise advertisers including Ebay, Zappos, EA, Zynga, Amazon and Wayfair. Follow Yahya Mokhtarzada on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yahyam/?hl=en Learn more about Truebill: https://truebill.com

How I Raised It - The podcast where we interview startup founders who raised capital.
Ep. 224 How I Raised It With Iddo Tal Of Raise The Round

How I Raised It - The podcast where we interview startup founders who raised capital.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 52:01


Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders who have raised capital. This episode is with Iddo Tal of Raise The Round (https://www.raisetheround.com/) a startup fundraising bootcamp. In this episode, Iddo shares his amazing 7-step process for managing VC meetings, tips for following up after an investor pitch, how to demonstrate traction (even before you have launched your startup), and much muck more. Iddo is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur. His last startup, invi Messenger, was acquired by Google and merged with Google Messages taking the app to 600M users. In his Raise The Round online course he shares the step-by-step strategy he used to raise money from 100+ investors including Ashton Kutcher, the richest family in Asia, F50 and executives from Google, Facebook, Paypal, Snap, Yahoo and Spotify. How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com/

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

Coin Bureau
€200 BILLION Bank Fraud!! Money Laundering Machine (Ep 300)

Coin Bureau

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 22:23


In this episode, I look at the Danske Bank money laundering scandal. First, I explain what money laundering is. Next, I give you a brief background of the Danske Bank and its relationship with Russia. Then, I go over some warning signs that happened before the scandal and tell you about problems Danske Bank later faced. Lastly, I get into the downfall of the bank and give you my final thoughts about the scandal and what it shows about banking. If you want to learn more about crypto, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqK_GSMbpiV8spgD3ZGloSw)!Disclaimer: The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Nothing herein shall be construed to be financial, legal or tax advice. The content of this podcast is solely the opinions of the speaker who is not a licensed financial advisor or registered investment advisor. Trading cryptocurrencies poses a considerable risk of loss. The speaker does not guarantee any particular outcome.

Recode Media with Peter Kafka
Gaming out Microsoft's $69 billion Activision Blizzard deal

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 53:38


It's the biggest acquisition in Microsoft's history: $68.7 billion to buy the video game company, Activision Blizzard.  First, Axios' Chief Technology Correspondent, Ina Fried, tells us how Xbox fits into Microsoft's overall business. She touches on how Activision Blizzard's scandals impacted the deal, and whether Microsoft's plan to buy the company that makes Overwatch will get past federal over watchers. For the gaming side, Peter talks to Chris Grant, SVP of Polygon and The Verge. He explains just how big the video game industry is, and takes us through the history of Activision, from the 1982 Atari hit Pitfall! to Call of Duty. Featuring: Chris Grant (@chrisgrant), SVP at Vox Media Ina Fried (@inafried), Chief Technology Correspondent at Axios Ina's newsletter, Axios Login: https://www.axios.com/signup/login Read Ina's coverage of the deal: https://www.axios.com/microsoft-activision-blizzard-deal-big-tech-regulation-aaf95937-7df1-4d4a-99c1-267b9a9d22f8.html  Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape. About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Team Building Podcast
Every Team Claims to Stand Above Their Competition: Here's How to Actually Do It w/Rudy Kusuma

Team Building Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 39:34


In an industry bursting at the seams with hopeful agents, the only way to capture attention is through differentiation. The problem is, while many of us think we're setting ourselves apart, when it comes down to it, we're offering the same so-called ‘value' propositions as everyone else.So, how can we truly separate ourselves from the crowd? What would it take to really stand in a league of our own in an over-saturated business?In this episode, CEO of Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, Rudy Kusuma shares how he's built a brokerage of distinction in the truest sense of the word. Three Things You'll Learn In This Episode - How to become synonymous with real estate through SEOWhat can we do to ensure we're not just the first, but even the second and third team to pop up when consumers in our area search for real estate? - One way to stand out from the very first listing presentationEvery agent arrives at a listing presentation with a CMA. How can we show up with something even more valuable? - Why we need to change the way we see iBuyers Are iBuyers really the foe we've been led to believe they are, or is there a way to leverage them in our teams?Guest Bio- Rudy L. Kusuma is the CEO of Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty. Rudy and the 25 teams under his Brokerage have sold over 5000 homes, totalling more than $1 BILLION in real estate transactions. Rudy is also a Best Selling author and co-author of several books, including among others Professional Performance 360 Special Edition: SUCCESS, alongside Richard Branson, Harvey Mackay, Dr Nido Qubei and Dr Ivan Misner. Rudy has been featured in Bryan Tracy's TV show, The Real Estate Office of the Future. To find out more, go to:https://yourhomesoldguaranteed.com The Soul of Success Volume 2GOD In Business: Faith Is The Deciding FactorProfessional Performance 360: Special Edition: SuccessResources mentioned in this episode:Team Building Podcast Episode - Cyrus JaffreyFreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)
Sony Stock Took a $20 Billion Hit After Xbox's Activision Deal - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022


Today on IGN The Fix: Games, Sony's stock reportedly took a $20 billion dollar hit after Xbox announced that it is set to acquire Activision Blizzard. As detailed in a report by Bloomberg, Sony Group Corp. shares reportedly fell by 13% in Tokyo on Wednesday - just a day after Microsoft announced its $68.7 billion deal with Activision Blizzard. As per the report, the drop itself is the largest single fall in Sony stock since October 2008. Activision Blizzard reportedly considered buying video game media outlets Kotaku and PC Gamer in a bid to change public opinion of the company. A new report published by the Wall Street Journal delving into the circumstances surrounding Microsoft's recent acquisition of the publisher alleges that Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick may have discussed attempting to purchase a video game publication prior to the deal in order to change his company's public image. And it's all brought to you by Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction

The Journal.
Why Microsoft Is Paying $75 Billion for Activision Blizzard

The Journal.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 16:31


On Tuesday, Microsoft announced its biggest acquisition ever: It'll buy the video gaming juggernaut Activision Blizzard for $75 billion. Microsoft's betting the deal will help it build a new way to sell games to consumers, which it calls the "Netflix of games." WSJ's Aaron Tilley explains Microsoft's strategy and the risks it contains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Morning Stream
TMS 2233: Koi Are Carp

The Morning Stream

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 127:00


Is it too early for a fish Tattoo? Where Are They On The Smashmouth Scale? But What Does It Mean For Clippy? Definitely Plums. WHAT IS YOUR TACO STREAK? 69 Billion? Niceeeeeeee. Blindfold A Turkey. What's The Streak For Pooping A Poop The Size Of An Avocado??! Nudity? Swears? Adult Situations? Where is this streaming again?! Where Is The Bat Man? No reward, No Closure. And No Lieutenant Yar. John Cena's Noodle Comedy. Which Gunn? Peter? Timm? Chad Kroger is my death angel. Tom's Tech Time! Reccametals with Randy and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

The FrogPants Studios Ultra Feed!
TMS 2233: Koi Are Carp

The FrogPants Studios Ultra Feed!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 127:00


Is it too early for a fish Tattoo? Where Are They On The Smashmouth Scale? But What Does It Mean For Clippy? Definitely Plums. WHAT IS YOUR TACO STREAK? 69 Billion? Niceeeeeeee. Blindfold A Turkey. What's The Streak For Pooping A Poop The Size Of An Avocado??! Nudity? Swears? Adult Situations? Where is this streaming again?! Where Is The Bat Man? No reward, No Closure. And No Lieutenant Yar. John Cena's Noodle Comedy. Which Gunn? Peter? Timm? Chad Kroger is my death angel. Tom's Tech Time! Reccametals with Randy and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

Internet Today
Microsoft Buys Activision/Blizzard for $69 Billion?! - ITDaily

Internet Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 39:52


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Tim Conway Jr. on Demand
Hour 1 | Tim's Disney Advice @ConwayShow @MarkTLive

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 34:39


Dr. Ray Omicron Surge // Steve Gregory – Breanna Kupfer Killer named // Microsoft buys Blizzard for 70 Billion

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.

The Indicator from Planet Money
Metabucks: Microsoft offers $69 billion to buy Activision Blizzard

The Indicator from Planet Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 9:52


Microsoft just announced its intention to buy video game developer, Activision Blizzard, for almost $70 billion. This has some people speculating about Microsoft's future metaverse aspirations.

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey
Ep 550 | The Earth Needs More Babies, Not Fewer

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 46:09


Today we're demolishing the myth of overpopulation, the basis for the "anti-natalist" movement that says that people shouldn't have kids for the good of humanity. We look at the history of this worldview and why people are so convinced that overpopulation is a serious threat to humanity. This type of thinking has wound its way through some of the worst ideologies in history, from actual white supremacists in America to the Nazis and then to Planned Parenthood. However, the threat of overpopulation is far from fact; it's just a theory that has already been debunked by history. Nevertheless, this theory has taken hold of many people, inspiring them to view children and family negatively. Many of the most influential and wealthy people in the world think this way too, and they're moving mountains of money to organizations that match their ideology. But, as we'll discuss and back up with biblical and historical evidence, having kids is a credit to the world, not a debit. Note: Thomas Malthus's name is pronounced Malth-us, not Malth-e-us. --- Today's Sponsors: Reliefband is 100% drug-free, non-drowsy & provides all-natural, long-lasting relief of nausea — with zero side effects! It's a great gift any time of the year. Go to Reliefband.com & use promo code 'ALLIE' for 20% off plus free shipping & a no-questions-asked 30-day money back guarantee. GuitarSuccess4U is a unique, online monthly membership that allows you to learn at your own pace from home, alongside a community of guitarists including: worship leaders, hobbyists, retirees, stay-at-home moms & more — all for just $29/month! Go to GuitarSuccess4U.com to start your guitar journey. Good Ranchers is giving away 40 free chicken breasts to every order that uses the code 'ALLIE'! That's a $150 value for free! Kick the New Year off right with a box of 100% American, 110% delicious chicken, beef, & seafood. Go to GoodRanchers.com/ALLIE to place your order & remember to use promo code 'ALLIE' to have 40 chicken breasts added to your order for free! --- Show Links: Margaret Sanger's letter to Clarence Gamble (1939): https://bit.ly/3nyV1rS Our World in Data: "World Population Living in Extreme Poverty, World, 1820 to 2015" https://bit.ly/3rnzt2c Our World in Data: "World Population Growth" https://bit.ly/3tDIuHf LIfeNews.com: "Warren Buffett Has Donated $4 Billion to Pro-Abortion Groups, Enough to Kill 8 Million Babies" https://bit.ly/3FIRqNU --- Previous Episodes Mentioned: Ep 470: BlackRock, Bill Gates & the Great Reset | Guest: Justin Haskins https://apple.co/33pauUz Ep 545: A Call to Courage in an Age of Liars, Cowards & Fools https://apple.co/33vaYbE --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Adam Carolla Show
Part 2: Maurice Benard of ‘General Hospital', plus The News (ACS Jan 17)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 69:47


Maurice Benard is in studio at the top of Part 2, and the guys discuss his 28 years on General Hospital. They go to talk about how he deals with bi-polar disorder, managing his anxiety during the pandemic, and the power of meditation. Later they discuss filming fan videos on Cameo, having memory issues, and the beauty of soap operas. In the last part of the show, Maurice shares a crazy story about a schizophrenic stalker, and Gina reads news stories about Navient paying $1.7 Billion in student loans, RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan denied parole, updates on the naked baby from the Nirvana album cover, Kanye West accused of battery, rumors of Pete Davidson hosting the Oscars, and Lays' upcoming Super Bowl commercial. Please support today's sponsors: Edmunds.com Geico.com