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Galactic Dads Podcast
Ep. 083 "Sony's Not Scared."

Galactic Dads Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 92:22


B and Laser Eric cover Booze of the Week (00:03:50) before breaking into TV Shows(00:07:05). They cover the Moon Knight trailer, PeaceMaker on HBOMax, Star Trek news and even Orville coming to Hulu. Movies get started (00:36:40) as the dads discuss who could show up in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. There are a lot of rumors and the guys make their predictions of cameos and more. In Gaming (01:05:08) Laser Eric breaks down Microsoft's acquisition of Activision/Bethesda. B and Laser Eric give their two cents on how they think this will affect gaming in the future. Lastly, our beloved Patrons get their shout outs (01:25:30). Check out our socials: @galacticdads @galacticdadsbbq @gd_post_production and become a patron at www.patreon.com/galacticdads or check out the new merch at www.teepublic.com/user/galacticdads Watch us on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgM8dMvuzv7br1yXLMvGwXg Hit us up with emails at galacticdads@gmail.com Don't forget to listen to our other shows as part of the GalacticDads Media Network: @ForceDyadPod and @comicshopcouch Leave us a like, a rating, and a review! It's seriously such a huge help and thanks for listening!

Radio Giga
Amazon-Angebote: Smartphones, Haushaltsgeräte & Kopfhörer zu Spitzenpreisen

Radio Giga

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022


Amazon hat im Zuge seiner Januar-Angebote viele Bestseller aus den Kategorien Laptops, Smartphones, Gaming und Haushalt massiv im Preis reduziert. Mit dabei sind Marken wie Sony, HP und Honor. Wir haben Preise verglichen und listen nur die besten Deals – regelmäßig aktualisiert.

2 Black Nerds
Most Anticipated Marvel Releases of 2022 | Episode 91

2 Black Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 91:11


2021 was a busy year for Marvel Studios, Sony, and the MCU. Join us as we not only recall last year's successes and failure's within the Marvel world (1:18), but also our most anticipated Marvel projects of 2022 (35:25). 2BlackNerds.com (Song: Eazy x The Game Ft. Kanye West)

Everything is Permitted
Take a Stab At It

Everything is Permitted

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 81:31


EIP is back this week with another big review episode! But before that, Matt helps break down the big Microsft acquisition of Activision Blizzard. What does it mean for the gaming industry moving forward and how will Sony answer back? Then the team reviews the latest MCU series, Hawkeye. What makes it possibly the best MCU series to date, and why does it work as a better tribute to Natasha than Endgame? Did Kate Bishop's MCU debut hit the mark? Finally, Julian, Brittany, and Matt review Scream, the next entry that is trying to reboot the horror/slasher franchise. What do audiences see in this movie, and why does the team have a hard time finding anything nice to say about it? All that and more on this week's edition of Everything is Permitted.   Segments: 7:40 - The Permitted Minute 11:35 - Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard 31:39 - Marvel's Hawkeye Review 57:35 - Scream Review   Become a Patron to get early access to segments like Raiders of the Bargain Bin as well as our main show, bonus Patreon only segments, and access to our Patreon only Facebook Group! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify  | Google Podcasts | YouTube Follow: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Screaming in the Cloud
Drawing from the Depths of Experience with Deirdré Straughan

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 41:12


About DeirdréFor over 35 years, Deirdré Straughan has been helping technologies grow and thrive through marketing and community. Her product experience spans consumer apps and devices, cloud services and technologies, and kernel features. Her toolkit includes words, websites, blogs, communities, events, video, social, marketing, and more. She has written and edited technical books and blog posts, filmed and produced videos, and organized meetups, conferences, and conference talks. She just started a new gig heading up open source community at Intel. You can find her @deirdres on Twitter, and she also shares her opinions on beginningwithi.comLinks: “Marketing Your Tech Talent”: https://youtu.be/9pGSIE7grSs Personal Webpage: https://beginningwithi.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/deirdres TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by LaunchDarkly. Take a look at what it takes to get your code into production. I'm going to just guess that it's awful because it's always awful. No one loves their deployment process. What if launching new features didn't require you to do a full-on code and possibly infrastructure deploy? What if you could test on a small subset of users and then roll it back immediately if results aren't what you expect? LaunchDarkly does exactly this. To learn more, visit launchdarkly.com and tell them Corey sent you, and watch for the wince.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Rising Cloud, which I hadn't heard of before, but they're doing something vaguely interesting here. They are using AI, which is usually where my eyes glaze over and I lose attention, but they're using it to help developers be more efficient by reducing repetitive tasks. So, the idea being that you can run stateless things without having to worry about scaling, placement, et cetera, and the rest. They claim significant cost savings, and they're able to wind up taking what you're running as it is, in AWS, with no changes, and run it inside of their data centers that span multiple regions. I'm somewhat skeptical, but their customers seem to really like them, so that's one of those areas where I really have a hard time being too snarky about it because when you solve a customer's problem, and they get out there in public and say, “We're solving a problem,” it's very hard to snark about that. Multus Medical, Construx.ai, and Stax have seen significant results by using them, and it's worth exploring. So, if you're looking for a smarter, faster, cheaper alternative to EC2, Lambda, or batch, consider checking them out. Visit risingcloud.com/benefits. That's risingcloud.com/benefits, and be sure to tell them that I said you because watching people wince when you mention my name is one of the guilty pleasures of listening to this podcast.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. One of the best parts about running this podcast has been that I can go through old notes of conferences I've went to, and the people whose talks I've seen, the folks who have done interesting things that back when I had no idea what I was doing—as if I do now—and these are people I deeply admire. And now I have an excuse to reach out to them and drag them onto this show to basically tell them that until they blush. And today is no exception for that. Deirdré Straughan has had a career that has spanned three decades, I believe, if I'm remembering correctly.Deirdré: A bit more, even.Corey: Indeed. And you've been in I want to say marketing, but I'm scared to frame it that way, not because that's not what you've been doing, but because so few people do marketing to technical audiences well, that the way you do it is so otherworldly good compared to what is out there that it almost certainly gives the wrong impression. So, first things first. Thank you for joining me.Deirdré: Very happy to. Thank you for having me. It's always a delight to talk with you.Corey: So, what is it you'd say it is you do, exactly? Because I'm doing a very weak job of explaining it in a way that is easy for folks who have never heard of you before—which is a failing—to contextualize?Deirdré: Um, well, there's one—you know, I was until recently working for AWS, and one of the—went to an internal conference once at which they said—it was a marketing conference, and they said, “As the marketing organization, our job is to educate.” Now, you can discuss whether or not we think AWS does that well, but I deeply agree with that statement, that as marketers, our job is to educate people. You know, the classical marketing is to educate people about the benefits of your product. You know, “Here's why ours is better.” The Kathy Sierra approach to that, which I think is very, very wise is, don't market your product by telling people how wonderful the product is. Tell them how they can kick ass with it.Corey: How do you wind up disambiguating between that and, let's just say it's almost a trope at this point where someone will talk about something, be it a product, be it an entire Web3 thing, whatever, and when someone comes back and says, “Well, I don't think that's a great idea.” The response is, “Oh, no, no. You just need to be educated properly about it.” Or, “Do your own research.” That sort of thing. And that is to be clear, not anything I've ever seen you say, do, or imply. But that almost feels like the wrong direction to take that in, of educating folks.Deirdré: Well, yeah, I mean, the way it's used in those terms, it sounds condescending. In my earliest, earlier part of my career, I was dealing with consumer software. So, this was in the early days of CD recording. We were among the pioneering CD recording products, and the idea was to make it—my Italian boss saw this market coming because he was doing recording CDs as a service, like, you were a law firm that needed to store a lot of data, and he would cut a CD for you, and you would store that. And you know, this was on a refrigerator-sized thing with a command-line interface, very difficult to use, very easy to waste these $100 blank CDs.But he was following the market, and he saw that there was going to be these half-height CD-ROM drives. And he said, “Well, what we need to go with that is software that is actually usable by the consumer.” And that's what we did; we created that software. And so in that case, there were things the customer still had to know about CDR, but my approach was that, you know, I do the documentation, I have to explain this stuff, but I should have to explain less and less. More and more of that should be driven into the interface and just be so obvious and intuitive that nobody ever has to read a manual. So, education can be any of those things. Your software can be educating the customer while they're using it.Corey: I wish that were one of those things we could point out and say, “Well, yeah, years later, it's blindingly obvious to everyone.” Except for the part where it's not, where every once in a while on Twitter, I will go and try a new service some cloud company launches, or something else I've heard about, and I will, effectively, screenshot and then live tweet my experiences with it. And very often—I'll get accused of people saying, “Ahh, you're pretending to be dumb and not understanding that's how that interface works.” No, I'm not. It turns out that the failure mode of bad interfaces and of not getting this right is not that people look at it and say, “Ah, that product is crap.” It's that, “Oh, I'm dumb, and no one ever told me about it.”That's why I'm so adamant about this. Because if I'm looking at an interface and I get something wrong, it is extremely unlikely that I'm the only person who ever has. And it goes beyond interfaces, it goes out to marketing as well with poor messaging around a product—when I say marketing, I'm talking the traditional sense of telling a story, and here's a press release. “Great. You've told me what it does, you told me about big customers and the rest, but you haven't told me what painful problem do I have that it solves? And why should I care about it?” Almost like that's the foregone conclusion.No, no. We're much more interested in making sure that they get the company name and history right in the ‘About Us' at the bottom of the press release. And it's missing the forest for the trees, in many respects. It's—Deirdré: Yeah.Corey: —some level—it suffers from a similar problem of sales, where you have an entire field that is judged based upon some of the worst examples out there. And on the technical side of the world—and again, all these roles are technical, but the more traditional, ‘I write code for a living' types, there's almost a condescension or a dismissiveness that is brought toward people who work in sales, or in marketing, or honestly, anything that doesn't spend all their time staring into an IDE for a living. You know, the people who get to do something that makes them happy, as opposed to this misery that the coder types that we sometimes find ourselves trapped into. How have you seen that?Deirdré: Yeah. And it's also a condescension towards customers.Corey: Oh absolutely.Deirdré: I have seen so many engineers who will, you know, throw something out there and say, “This is the most beautiful, sexy, amazing thing I've ever done.” And there have been a few occasions when I've looked at it and gone, you know, “Yes, I can see how from a technical point of view, that's beautiful and amazing and sexy, but no customer is ever going to use it.” Either because they don't need it or because they won't understand it. There's no way in that context to have that make sense. And so yeah, you can do beautiful, brilliant engineering, but if you never sell it and no one ever uses it, what's the point?Corey: One am I of the ways that I've always found to tell a story that resonates—and it sometimes takes people by surprise when they're doing a sponsorship or something I do, or whatnot, and they're sitting there talking about how awesome everything is, and hey, let's do a webinar together. And it's cool, we can do that, but I'd rather talk to one of your customers because you can say anything you want about your product, and I can sit here and make fun of it because I have deep-seated personality problems, and that's great. But when a customer says, “I have this problem, and this is the thing that I pay money for to fix that problem,” it is much harder for people to dismiss that because you're voting with your dollars. You're not saying this because if your product succeeds, you get to go buy a car or something. Now, someone instead is saying this because, “I had a painful point, and not only am I willing to pay money to make this painful thing go away, but then I want to go out in public and talk about that.”That is an incredibly hard thing to refute, bordering on the impossible, in some circumstances. That's what always moved me. If you have a customer telling stories about how great something is, I will listen. If you have your own internal employees talking about great something is, I have some snark for you.Deirdré: And that is another thing AWS gets right, is they—Corey: Oh, very much so.Deirdré: —work very hard to get the customer in front of the audience. Although, with a new technology service, et cetera, there was a point before you may have those customers in which the other kind of talk, where you have a highly technical engineer speaking to a highly technical audience and saying, “Here's our shiny new thing and here's what you can do with it,” then you get the customers who will come along later and say, “Yes, we did thing with the shiny new thing, and it was great.” An engineer talking about what they did is not always to be overlooked.Corey: Your career trajectory has been fascinating to me in a variety of different ways. You were at Sun Microsystems. And I guess personally, I just hope that when you decide to write your memoirs, you title it, The Sun Also Crashes. You know, it's such a great title; I haven't seen anything use it yet, and I hope I live to see someone doing that.And then you were at Oracle for ten months—wonder how that happened? For those who are unaware, there was an acquisition story—and then you went to spend three-and-a-half years running educational programs and community at Joyent, back before. Community architect—which is what you were at the time—was really a thing. Community was just the people that showed up to talk about the technology that you've done. You were one of the first people that I can think of in this industry when I've been paying attention, who treated it as something more than that. How do you get there?Deirdré: So, my early career, I was living in Italy because I was married to an Italian at the time, and I had already been working in tech before I left the United States, and enjoyed it and wanted to continue it. But there was not much happening in tech in Italy then. And I just got very, very lucky; I fell in with this Italian software entrepreneur—absolute madman—and he was extremely unusual in Italy in those days. He was basically doing a Silicon Valley-style software startup in Milan. And self-funded, partly funded by his wealthy girlfriend. You know, we were small, scrappy, all of that. And so he decided that he could make better software to do CD recording, as these CD-ROM drives were becoming cheaper, and he could foresee that there would be a consumer market for them.Corey: What era was this? Because I remember—Deirdré: This—Corey: —back when I was in school, basically when I was failing out of college, burning a bunch of CDRs to play there, and every single tool I ever used was crap. You're right. This was a problem.Deirdré: So, we started on that software in, ohh, '91.Corey: Yeah.Deirdré: Yeah. His goal was, “I'm going to make the leading CD recording software for the Windows market.” Hired a bunch of smart engineers, of which there are plenty in Italy, and started building this thing. I had done a project for him, documenting another OCR—Optical Character Recognition—product, and he said, “How would you like to write a book together about CD recording?” And it's like, “Okay, sure.”So, we wrote this book, and, you know, it was like, basically, me reading and him explaining to me the various color book specs from Philips and Sony that explain, you know, right down to the pits and lands, how CD recording works, and then me translating it into layman's terms. And so the book got published in January of 1993 by Random House. It's one of the first books, if not the first book in the world to actually be published with a CD included.Corey: Oh, so you're ultimately the person who's responsible—indirectly—for hey, you could send CDs out, and then the sea of AOL mailers showing up—basically the mini-frisbee plague that lasted a decade or so, for the rest of us?Deirdré: Yeah. And this was all marketing. For him, the whole idea of writing a book was a marketing ploy because on the CD, we included a trial version of the software. And that was all he wanted to put on there, but I thought, “Well, let's take this a step further.” This was—I had been also doing a little bit of work in journalism, just to scrape by in Italy.I was actually an Italian computer journalist, and I was getting sent to conferences, including the launch of Adobe PDF. Like, they sent me to Scotland to learn about PDFs. Like, “Okay.” But then it wasn't quite ready at the time, so I ended up using FrameMaker instead. But I made an entire hypertext version of that book and put it on that CD, which was launched in early '93 when the internet was barely becoming a thing.So, we launched the book, sold the book. Turned out the CD had been manufactured wrong and did not work.Corey: Oh, dear.Deirdré: And I was just dying. And the publisher said, “Well, you know, if you can get ahold of the readers, the people”—you know, because they were getting complaints—they said, “If you can reach the readers somehow and let them know, there's a number they can call and we'll send them a replacement disk.” We had put our CompuServe email address in the book. It's like, “Hey, we'd love to hear from you. Write to us at”—Corey: Weren't those the long string of numbers as a username.Deirdré: Yeah.Corey: Yeah.Deirdré: Mm-hm. You could reach it via external email at the time, I believe. And we didn't really expect that many people would bother. But, you know, because there was this problem, we were getting a lot of contacts. And so I was like, I was determined I was going to solve this situation, and I was interacting with them.And those were my first experiences with interacting with customers, especially online. You know, and we did have a solution; we were able to defuse the situation and get it fixed, but, you know, so that was when I realized it was very powerful because I could communicate very quickly with people anywhere in the world, and—quickly over whatever the modem speed was [laugh] at that time, you know, 1800 baud or something. And so I got intr—I had already been using CompuServe when I was in college, and so I was interested in how do you communicate with people in this new medium.And I started applying that to my work. And then I went and applied it everywhere. It's like, “Okay, well, there's this new thing coming, you know, called the internet. Well, how can I use that?” Publishing a paper manual seems kind of stupid in this day and age, so I can update them much more quickly if I have it on a website.So, by that time, the company had been acquired by Adaptec. Adaptec had a website, which was mostly about their cables and things, and so I just, kind of, made a section of the website. It was like, “Here is all about CDR.” And it got to where it was driving 70% of the traffic to Adaptec, even though our products were a small percentage of the revenue. And at the same time, I was interacting with customers on the Usenet and by email.Corey: And then later, mailing lists, and the rest. And now it—we take it for granted, but it used to be that so much of this was unidirectional, where at an absolute high level, the best you could hope for in some cases is, “I really have something to say to this author. I'm going to write a letter and mail it to the publisher and hope that they forward it.” And you never really know if it's going to wind up landing or not? Now it's, “I'm going to jump on Twitter and tell this person what I think.”And whether that's a good or bad change, it has changed the world. And it's no longer unidirectional where your customers just silent masses anymore, regardless of what you wind up doing or selling. And I sell consulting services. Yeah, I deal with customers a lot; we have high bandwidth conversations, but I also do an annual charity t-shirt drive and I get a lot of feedback and a lot of challenges with deliveries in the rest toward the end of the year. And that is something else. We have to do it. It's not what it used to be just mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to somewhere, and hope for the best. And we'll blame the post office if it doesn't work. The world changed, and it's strange that happens in your own lifetime.Deirdré: Yeah. And there were people who saw it coming, early on. I became aware of The Cluetrain Manifesto because a customer wrote to me and said, I think you're the best example I see out there of people actually living this. And The Cluetrain Manifesto said, “The internet is going to change how companies interact with customers. You are going to have to be part of a conversation, rather than just, we talk to you and tell you what's what.” And I was already embracing that.And then it has had profound implications. It's, in some ways, a democratization of companies and their products because people can suddenly be very vociferous about what they think about your product and what they want improved, and features they'd like added, and so forth. And I never said the customer is always right, but the customer should always be treated politely. And so I just developed this—it was me, but it was a persona which was true to me, where I am out here, I'm interacting with people, I am extremely forthcoming and honest—Corey: That you are, which is always appreciated, to be clear. I have a keen appreciation for folks who I know beyond the shadow of a doubt will tell me where I stand with them. I've never been a fan of folks who will, “I can't stand that guy. Oh, great, here he comes. Hi.” No.There is something very refreshing about the way that you approach honesty, and that you have always had that. And it manifests in different forms. You are one of those people where if you say something in public, be it in writing, be it on stage, be it in your work, you believe it. There has never been a shadow of doubt in my mind that someone could pay you to say something or advocate for something in which you do not believe.Deirdré: Thanks. Yeah, it's just partly because I've never been good at lying. It just makes me so deeply uncomfortable that I can't do it. [laugh].Corey: That's what a good liar would say, let's be very clear here. Like, what's the old joke? Like, “If you can only be good at one thing, be good at lying because then you're good at everything.” No.Deirdré: [laugh].Corey: It's a terrible way to go through life.Deirdré: Yeah. And the earn trust thing was part of my… portfolio from very early on. Which was hilarious because in those days, as now, there were people whose knee-jerk reaction was, if you're out here representing a company, you automatically must be lying to me, or about to lie to me, or have lied to me. But because I had been so out there and so honest, I had dozens of supporters who would pile in and say, “No, no, no. That's not who she is.” And so it was, yeah, it was interesting. I had my trolls but I also had lots of defenders.Corey: The real thing that I've seen as well sometimes is when someone is accused of something like that, people will chime in—look, like, I get this myself. People like you. I don't generally have that problem—but people will chime in with, like, “I don't like Corey, but no, he's generally right about these things.” That's, okay, great. It's like, the backhanded compliment. And I'll take what I can get.I want to fast-forward in time a little bit from the era of mailing books with CDs in them, and then having to talk to people via other ways to get them in CompuServe to 2013 when you gave a talk at one of—no, I'm not going to say, ‘one of.' It is the best community conference of which I am aware. Monktoberfest as put on by our friends at RedMonk. It was called “Marketing Your Tech Talent” and it's one of those videos it's worth the watch. If you're listening to this, and you haven't seen it, you absolutely should fix that. Tell me about it. Where did the talk come from?Deirdré: As you can see in the talk, it was stuff I had been doing. It actually started earlier than that. When I joined Sun Microsystems as a contractor in 2007, my remit was to try to get Sun engineers to communicate. Like, Sun had done this big push around blogging, they'd encourage everybody to open up your own blog. Here's our blogging platform, you can say whatever you want.And there were, like, 3000 blogs, about half of which were just moribund; they had put out one or two posts, and then nothing ever again. And for some reason—I don't know who decided—but they decided that engineers had goals around this and engineering teams had to start producing content in this way, which was a strange idea. So, I was brought on. It's, like, you know, “Help these engineers communicate. Help them with blogging, and somehow find a way to get them doing it.”And so I did a whole bunch of things from, like, running competitions to just going and talking to people. But we finally got to where Dan Maslowski, who was the manager who hired me in, he said, “Well, we've got this conference. It was the SNIA, the Storage Networking Industries Association Conference. We're a big sponsor, we've got, like, ten talks. And why don't you just go—you know, I'm going to buy you a video camera, go record this thing.”And I'd used a video camera a little bit, but, you know, it's like, never in this context, so it's like, okay, let's figure out, you know, what kind of mic do I need? And so I went off to the conference with my video blogging rig, and videoed all those talks. And then the idea was like, “Okay, we'll put them up on”—you know, Sun had its own video channels and things—“We'll put it out there, and this information will then be available to more people; it'll help the engineers communicate what they're doing.”And the funny part was, I run into with Sun, the professional video people wanted nothing to do with it. Like, “Your stuff is not high enough quality. You don't meet our branding guidelines. You cannot put this on the Sun channels.” Okay, fine. So, I started putting it on YouTube, which in those days meant splitting it into ten-minute segments because that was all they would give you. [laugh]. And so it was like, everything I was doing was guerilla marketing because I was always in the teeth on somebody in the corporation who wanted to—it's like, “Oh, we're not going to put out video unless it can be slickly produced in the studio, and we're only going to do that for VPs, not for engineers.”Corey: Oh, yeah. The little people, as it were. This talk, in many ways—I don't know if ever told you this story or not—but it did shape how I approached building out my entire approach: The sponsorship side of the business that I have, how I approach communicating with people. And it's where in many ways, the newsletter has taken its ethos. One of the things that you mentioned in that talk was, first, you were actually the first time that I ever saw someone explicitly comparing the technical talent slash DevRel—which is not a term I would call it, but all right—to the Hollywood model, where you have this idea that there's an agent that winds up handling these folks that are freelancers. They are named talent. They're the ones that have the draw; that's what people want, so we have to develop this.Okay, what why is it important to develop this? Because you absolutely need to have your technical people writing technical content, not folks who are divorced from that entire side of the world because it doesn't resonate, it doesn't land. This is I think, what DevRel was sort of been turned into; it's, what it DevRel? Well, it's special marketing because engineers need special handling to handle these things. No, I think it's everyone needs to be marketed to in a way that has authenticity that meets them where they are, and that's a little harder to do with people who spend their lives writing code than it would be someone who is it was at a more accessible profession.But I don't think that a lot of it's being done right. This was the first encouragement that I'd gotten early on that maybe I am onto something here because here's someone I deeply respect saying a lot of the same things—from a slightly different angle; like I was never doing this as part of a large technology company—but it was still, there's something here. And for better or worse. I think I've demonstrated by now that there is some validity there. But back then it was transformational.Deirdré: Well, thank you.Corey: It still kind of is in many respects. This is all new to someone.Deirdré: Yeah. I felt, you know, I'd been putting engineers in front of the public and found it was powerful, and engineers want to hear from other engineers. And especially for companies like Sun and Oracle and Joyent, we're selling technology to other technologists. So, there's a limited market for white papers because VPs and CEOs want to read those, but really, your main market is other technologists and that's who you need to talk to and talk to them in their own way, in their own language. They weren't even comfortable with slickly produced videos. Neither being on the camera nor watching it.Corey: Yeah, at some point, it was like, “I look too good.” It's like, “Oh, yeah. It's—oh, you're going to do a whole video production thing? Great.” “Okay. [unintelligible 00:24:13] the makeup artists coming in.” Like, “What do you mean makeup?” And it's—Deirdré: Oh, it was worse at Sun. We wasted so much money because you would get an engineer and put him in the studio under all these lights with these great big cameras, and they would just freeze.Corey: Mmm.Deirdré: And it's like, you know, “Well, hurry up, hurry up. We've got half an hour of studio time. Get your thing; say it.” And, [frantic noise]. You know, whereas I would take them in some back conference room and just set up a camera and be sitting in a chair opposite. It's like, “Relax. Tell me what you want to tell me. If we have to do ten takes, it's fine.” Yeah, video quality wasn't great, but the content was great.Corey: It seems like there is a new security breach every day. Are you confident that an old SSH key or a shared admin account isn't going to come back and bite you? If not, check out Teleport. Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all of your infrastructure. The open source Teleport Access Plane consolidates everything you need for secure access to your Linux and Windows servers—and I assure you there is no third option there. Kubernetes clusters, databases, and internal applications like AWS Management Console, Yankins, GitLab, Grafana, Jupyter Notebooks, and more. Teleport's unique approach is not only more secure, it also improves developer productivity. To learn more visit: goteleport.com. And no, that is not me telling you to go away, it is: goteleport.com.Corey: Speaking of content, one more topic I want to cover a little bit here is you recently left your job at AWS. And even if you had not told me that, I would have known because your blog has undergone something of a renaissance—beginningwithi.com for those who want to follow along, and of course, we'll put links to this in the [show notes 00:25:08]—you've been suddenly talking about a lot of different things. And I want to be clear, I don't recall any of these posts being one of those, “I just left a company, I'm going to set them on fire now.”It's been about a variety of different topics, though, that have been very top-of-mind for folks. You talk about things like equal work for equal pay. You talk about remote work versus cost of commuting a fair bit. And as of this recording, you most recently wound up talking specifically about problematic employers in tech. But what you're talking about is also something that this happened during the days of the Sun acquisition through Oracle.So, people are thinking, like, “Wait a minute, is she subtweeting what happened today”—no. These things rhyme and they repeat. I'm super thrilled whenever I see this in my RSS reader, just because it is so… they oh, good. I get I'm going to read something now that I'm going to enjoy, so let me put this in distraction-free mode and really dig into it. Because your writing is a joy.What is it that has inspired you to bring that back to life? Is it just to having a whole bunch of free time, and well, I'm not writing marketing stocks anymore, so I guess I'm going to write blog posts instead.Deirdré: My blog, if you looked at our calendar, over the years, it sort of comes and goes depending what else is going on in my life. I actually was starting to do a little bit more writing, and I even did a few little TikTok videos before I quit AWS. I'm starting to think about some of the more ancient history parts of my career. It's partly just because of what's been going on in the world. [Brendan 00:26:35] and I moved to Australia a year ago, and it was something that had been planned for a long time.We did not actually expect that we would be able to move our jobs the way we did. And then, you know, with pandemic, everything changed; that actually accelerated our departure timeline because we've been planning initially to let our son stay in school in California, through until he finished elementary, but then he wasn't in school, so there seems no point, whereas in Australia, he could be in a classroom. And so, you know, the whole world is changing, and the working world is changing, but also, we all started working from home. I've been working from home—mostly—since 1993. And I was working very remotely because I was working from Italy for a California company.And because I was one of the first people doing it, the people in California did not know what to make of me. And I would get people who would just completely ignore any emails I sent. It was like as if I did not exist because they had never seen me in person. So, I would just go to California four times a year and spend a few weeks, and then I would get the face time, and after that it was easy to interact any way I needed to.Corey: It feels like it's almost the worst kind of remote because you have most people at office, and then you have a few outliers, and that tends to, in my experience at least, lead to a really weird team dynamics where you have almost a second class of folks who aren't taken nearly as seriously. It's why when we started our company here, it was everyone is going to be remote all the time. We were distributed. There is no central office because as soon as you do, that's where things are disastrous. My business partner and I live a couple states apart.Deirdré: Yeah. And I think that's the fairest way to do it. In companies that have already existed, where they do have headquarters, and you know, there's that—Corey: Yeah, you can't suddenly sell your office space, and all 300,000 employees [laugh] are now working from home. That's a harder thing, too.Deirdré: Yeah. But I think it's interesting that the argument is being framed as like, “Oh, people work better in the office, people learn more in the office.” And we've even had the argument trotted out here that people should be forced back to the office because the businesses in the central business district depend on that. It's like—Corey: Mmm.Deirdré: —well, what about the businesses that have since, you know in the meantime sprung up in the more suburban centers? Now, you've got some thriving little cafes out there now? Are we supposed to just screw them over? It's ultimately people making economic arguments that have nothing to do with the well-being of employees. And the pandemic at least has—I think, a lot of people have come to realize that life is just too short to put up with a lot of bullshit, and by and large, commuting is bullshit. [laugh].Corey: It's a waste of time, it's not great for the environment, there's—yeah, and again, I'm not sitting here saying the entire world should do a particular thing. I don't think that there's one-size-fits-everyone solutions possible in this space. Some companies, it makes sense for the people involved to be in the same room. In some cases, it's not even optional. For others, there's no value to it, but getting there is hard.And again, different places need to figure out what's right for them. But it's also the world is changing, and trying to pretend that it hasn't, it just feels regressive, and I don't think that's going to align with where the industry and where people are going. Especially in full remote situations we've had the global pandemic, some wit on Twitter recently opined that it's never been easier for a company to change jobs. You just have to wait for the different the new laptop to show up, and then you just join a different Zoom link, and you're in your new job. It's like, “You know, you're not that far from wrong here.”Deirdré: [laugh]. Yep.Corey: There's no, like, “Well, where's the office? What's the”—no. It is, my day-to-day looks remarkably similar, regardless of where I work.Deirdré: Yeah.Corey: That means something.Deirdré: I was one of the early beneficiaries as well of this work-life balance, that I could take my kid to school in the morning, and then work, and then pick her up from school in the afternoon and spend time with her. And then California would be waking up for meetings, so after dinner, I'd be having meetings. Yeah, sometimes it was pain, but it was workable, and it gave me more flexibility, you know, whereas the times I had to commute to an office… tended to be hellish. I think part of the reason the blog has had a lot more activities I've just been in sort of a more reflective phase. I've gotten to this very privileged position where I suddenly realized, I actually have enough money to retire on, I have a husband who is extremely supportive of whatever I want to do, and I'm in a country that has a public health care system, if it doesn't completely crumble under COVID in the next few weeks.Corey: Hopefully, we'll get this published before that happens.Deirdré: Yes. And so I don't have to work. It's like, up to this point in my career, I have always desperately needed that next job. I don't think I have ever been in the position of having competing offers. You know, there's people who talk about, you know, you can always go find a better offer. It's like, no, when you're a weirdo like me and you're a middle-aged woman, is not that easy.Corey: People saying that invariably—“So, what is your formal job?” Like, “Oh, SDE3.” Like, okay, great. So, that means that they're are mul—not just, they don't probably need to hire you; they need to hire so many of you that they need to start segregating them with Roman numerals. Great.Maybe that doesn't apply to everyone. Maybe that particular skill set right now is having its moment in the sun, but there's a lot of other folks who don't neatly fit into those boxes. There's something to be said for empathy. Because this is my lived experience does not mean it is yours. And trying to walk a mile in someone else's shoes is almost increasingly—especially in the world of social media—a bit of a lost skill.Deirdré: [laugh]. I mean, it's partly that recruiters are not always the sharpest tools in the shed, and/or they're very young, very new to it all. It's just people like to go for what's easy. And like, for example, me at the moment, it's easy to put me in that product marketing manager box. It's like, “Oh, I need somebody to fill that slot. You look like that person. Let's talk.” Whereas before, people would just look at my resume and go, “I don't know what she is.”Corey: I really think the fact that you've never had competing offers just shows an extreme lack of vision from a number of companies around what marketing effectively to a technical audience can really be. It's nice to see that what you have been advocating for and doing the work for, for your entire career is really coming into its own now.Deirdré: Yeah. We'll see what happens next. It's been interesting. Yeah, I've never had so much attention from recruiters as when I got AWS on my resume. And then even more once it said, product marketing manager because, you know, “Okay. You've got the FAANG and you've got a title we recognize. Let's talk to you.”Corey: Exactly. That's, “Oh, yay. You fit in that box, finally.” Because it's always been one of those. Yeah, like, “What is it you actually do?” There's a reason that I've built what I do now into the last job I'll ever have. Because I don't even know where to begin describing me to what I do and how I do it. Even at cocktail parties, there's nothing I can say that doesn't sound completely surreal. “I make fun of Amazon for a living.” It's true, but it also sounds psychotic, and here we are. It's—Deirdré: Well, it's absolutely brilliant marketing, and it's working very well for you. So [laugh].Corey: The realization that I had was that if this whole thing collapsed and I had to get a job again, what would I be doing? It probably isn't engineering. It's almost certainly much more closely aligned with marketing. I just hope I never have to find out because, honestly, I'm having way too much fun.Deirdré: Yeah. And that's another thing I think is changing. I think more and more of us are realizing working for other people has its limitations. You know, it can be fun, it can be exciting, depending on the company, and the team, and so on. But you're very much beholden to the culture of the company, or the team, or whatever.I grew up in Asia, as a child, of American expats. So, I'm what is called a third culture kid, which means I'm not totally American, even though my parents were. I'm not—you know, I grew up in Thailand, but I'm not Thai. I grew up in India, but I'm not Indian. You're something in between.And your tribe is actually other people like you, even if they don't share the specific countries. Like, one of my best friends in Milan was a woman who had grown up in Brazil and France. It's like, you know, no countries in common, but we understood that experience. And something I've been meaning to write about for a long time is that third culture kids tend to be really good at adapting to any culture, which can include corporate cultures.So, every time I go into a new company, I'm treating that as a new cultural experience. It's like, Ericsson was fascinating. It's this very old Swedish telecom, with this wild old history, and a footprint in something like 190 countries. That makes it amazingly unique and fascinating. The thing I tripped over was I did not know anything about Swedish culture because they give cultural training to the people who are actually going to be moving to Sweden.Corey: But not the people working elsewhere, even though you're at a—Deirdré: Yeah.Corey: Yeah, it's like, well, dealing with New Yorkers is sort of its own skill, or dealing with Israelis, which is great; they have great folks, but it's a fun culture of management by screaming, in my experience, back when I had family living out there. It was great.Deirdré: One of my favorite people at AWS is Israeli. [laugh].Corey: Exactly. And it's, you have to understand some cultural context here. And now to—even if you're not sitting in the same place. Yeah, we're getting better as an industry, bit by bit, brick by brick. I just hope that will wind up getting there within my lifetime, at least.I really want to thank you for taking the time to come on the show. If people want to learn more, where can they find you?Deirdré: Oh. Well, as you said, my website beginningwithi.com, and I am on Twitter as @deirdres. That's D-E-I-R-D-R-E-S. [laugh]. So.Corey: And we will, of course, include links to that in the [show notes 00:36:23].Deirdré: So yeah, I'm pretty out there, pretty easy to find, and happy to chat with people.Corey: Which I highly recommend. Thank you again, for being so generous with your time, not just now, but over the course of your entire career.Deirdré: Well, I'm at a point where sometimes I can help people, and I really like to do that. The reason I ever aspired to high corporate office—which I've now clearly I'm not ever going to make—was because I wanted to be in a position to make a difference. And so, even if all the difference I'm making is a small one, it's still important to me to try to do that.Corey: Thank you again. I really do appreciate your time.Deirdré: Okay. Well, it was great talking to you. As always.Corey: Likewise. Deirdré Straughan, currently gloriously unemployed. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with an angry insulting comment that you mailed to me on a CDR that doesn't read.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

RETROtastisch
#49 2022 und die Siebzigmilliarden Games

RETROtastisch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 73:25


Winterpause vorbei, Folge 49 auf euren Ohren. Neben einem kurzen Rückblick über die Ferien und die zuletzt gespielten Games gibt es Neuigkeiten um ein anstehendes Streaming Projekt von Denis. Dazu nochmal die Erinnerungen für die Spezialfolge 50. Sendet gern eure Fragen ein! Zuletzt überlegen wir was der 70 Mrd. Deal für den Kauf von Activision Blizzard durch Microsoft eigentlich mit sich bringt. Und wir sind überrascht. Hinweis: Folge 50 wird ein Q&A, eure Fragen bitte an mail@retrotastisch.de oder über Instagram / Twitter als Direktnachricht senden! Wenn es euch gefällt lasst doch auf Twitter oder Instagram mal ein Kommentar da, vergessen nicht die ganzen Abos und wenn ihr richtig Bock hat schaut doch mal bei Patreon vorbei und unterstützt uns. Denn Retrotastisch ist 100% Paywall frei und wird nur über Sponsoren und Support unterstützt.

O Assunto
A vez dos games nos grandes negócios

O Assunto

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 21:41


O recente movimento feito pela Microsoft chama a atenção primeiro pela cifra: quase US$ 69 bilhões (aproximadamente R$ 380 bilhões) para adquirir a Activision Blizzard. Ela é responsável por franquias consolidadas no mundo dos jogos interativos (como Call of Duty, Candy Crush e WarCraft), mas a importância do acerto vai muito além: mostra o quão central, para as empresas de tecnologia, tornou-se um mercado que movimentou quase US$ 200 bilhões em 2021. Com quase 3 bilhões de usuários (mais de um terço da população do planeta), os games já superam em valor ramos tradicionais da indústria do entretenimento, como o cinematográfico. Neste episódio, Vicente Martin Mastrocola, professor de Sistemas de Informação da ESPM, detalha as implicações dessa compra, que levará a Microsoft ao terceiro lugar no ranking do setor, atrás apenas da chinesa Tencent e da japonesa Sony. "A Microsoft, proprietária do Windows e do Xbox, vai investir pesado na integração desses jogos dentro de sua plataforma", diz. “O objetivo é conectar várias telas, como computador, consoles, tablets e smartphones, em um ecossistema só.” Na conversa com Renata Lo Prete, ele discute também o papel dos games na aposta da indústria no metaverso (integração de universos virtuais com o físico por meio de tecnologia imersiva).

La ContraCrónica
Atrapados por el gas

La ContraCrónica

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 43:46


La dependencia europea (especialmente alemana) del gas natural proveniente de Rusia ha dejado a Europa sin opciones para plantarse ante Putin si decide finalmente invadir Ucrania. Se encuentra en una situación de extrema vulnerabilidad en el caso de que el Kremlin decida cerrar los gasoductos y cortar así un suministro que es vital para la economía europea. Más aún en pleno invierno con las calefacciones funcionando a pleno rendimiento y los precios de la energía por las nubes desde hace meses. La razón de esta inexplicable debilidad en países que, por lo demás, son potencias económicas de primera fila hay que ir a buscarla a la decisión, hace ya dos décadas, de eliminar gradualmente la energía nuclear del mix de generación eléctrica y los esfuerzos más recientes para reducir la dependencia del carbón con idea de aminorar las emisiones de CO2, algo con lo que pretenden acabar en Europa de aquí a 2050. El resultado es que Alemania y el resto de Europa dependen más que nunca de los proveedores de gas natural. El mayor de todos ellos es la Rusia de Vladimir Putin, dueña de la llave del gas y también de las voluntades de muchos políticos europeos conscientes del problema que se presentaría si de un día para otro ese suministro se interrumpe dejando el continente a oscuras. Este del gas es uno de los puntos fundamentales a tener en cuenta en la crisis de Ucrania. Es la principal baza con la que cuenta el Kremlin, mayor incluso que las tropas desplegadas en la frontera porque, con sólo un movimiento, dejaría fuera de juego y sin recursos a toda Europa occidental cuyos líderes se hacen cruces ahora por el sinnúmero de torpezas que han ido cometiendo en el ámbito energético durante décadas. A corto plazo poco se puede hacer para solucionar el problema. No se puede sustituir el gas ruso de un día para otro y no hay demasiadas opciones de buscar alternativas en el mercado mundial que se encuentra muy sobrecalentado por la creciente demanda de Estados Unidos y extremo oriente. Rusia, en definitiva, tiene a Europa agarrada por el gas, algo de lo que se viene advirtiendo desde hace muchos años, pero nadie en Bruselas quería escuchar. En La ContraRéplica: - Sony vs Microsoft en el sector de los videojuegos - El gas ruso - La industria del entretenimiento >>> “La ContraHistoria de España. Auge, caída y vuelta a empezar de un país en 28 episodios”… https://amzn.to/3kXcZ6i Apoya La Contra en: · Patreon... https://www.patreon.com/diazvillanueva · iVoox... https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-contracronica_sq_f1267769_1.html · Paypal... https://www.paypal.me/diazvillanueva Sígueme en: · Web... https://diazvillanueva.com · Twitter... https://twitter.com/diazvillanueva · Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fernandodiazvillanueva1/ · Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/diazvillanueva · Linkedin… https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-d%C3%ADaz-villanueva-7303865/ · Flickr... https://www.flickr.com/photos/147276463@N05/?/ · Pinterest... https://www.pinterest.com/fernandodiazvillanueva Encuentra mis libros en: · Amazon... https://www.amazon.es/Fernando-Diaz-Villanueva/e/B00J2ASBXM Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

The WAN Show Podcast
Microsoft/Activision Deal: We Can't Agree! - WAN Show January 21, 2022

The WAN Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 125:54


Use code LTT at MechanicalKeyboards at https://geni.us/RecNBTI Try FreshBooks free, for 30 days, no credit card required at https://www.freshbooks.com/wan Buy a Seasonic Ultra Titanium PSU On Amazon: https://geni.us/q4lnefC On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KV3S Check out the WAN Show & Podcast Gear: https://lmg.gg/podcastgear Check out the They're Just Movies Podcast: https://lmg.gg/tjmpodcast Timestamps: (Courtesy of NoKi1119) 0:00 Chapters 1:03 Intro 1:31 Topic #1 - Microsoft's acquisition of Activision 4:44 Luke's take of the positive side 8:50 Linus's rebuttal of the negative side 10:36 Fears of Microsoft monopoly, effects on multiplayer 18:00 Sony VS Xbox duopoly, Xbox Game Pass advantages 23:17 Sony's "Spartacus" Game Pass, Nintendo's Back Up service 25:35 Sony's memory stick, Xbox series S/X VS PS4/PS5 26:53 LTTStore's non-zipper processor hoodie 29:05 Topic #2: Lenovo vendor locks AMD processors via PSB 30:03 CPUs brick once fuse blows, enabled by default 31:56 Anti-consumerism or badly implemented? Discussing e-waste 35:02 [TRIGGER WARNING] Blizzard's "Cosby Suite" 36:20 Sponsor - MechanicalKeyboards 37:26 Sponsor - Freshbooks 38:11 Sponsor - Seasonic 38:44 Clearing opinions on AMD's PSB, remastered games 43:34 Merch Messages #1 43:52 Stopping GPU sag 44:50 Linus interpreting American Sign Language 48:29 Government reform thoughts for tech industry 49:18 AMD's CPU vs GPU innovative roadmap 50:35 Not all LMG employees are techies, Linus idea of trolling 52:33 Cables signal degradation shielded VS unshielded video idea 53:41 Tel Aviv LTT videos, Bill Gates buying lands 55:14 Game development & SSD expectations 56:56 Topic #3 - AMD's Anti-4GB VRAM post deleted after 6500XT 58:32 Better than nothing, functional & in stock 1:00:16 Specifications, APU usage explains the lack of decoding 1:03:29 Removal of anti-4GB post, graphics card & hardware demand 1:07:26 Topic #4 - NFT overtakes cryptocurrency after crashing 1:10:08 Twitter NFT profile pictures on iOS 1:12:06 NFTs are cosmetics that people value 1:18:40 ThinkGeek bought by Gamestop 1:20:30 Topic #5 - Samsung's Exynos 2200 SoC RDNA2 1:21:32 Topic #6 - Valve verifies games that work on Steam Deck 1:23:21 Merch Messages #2 1:23:28 LTTStore's free items, GPU wasteland postcard for labs 1:24:55 Linus's take on data science content 1:25:55 Linus & Luke regret mining prior to BTC explosion 1:27:17 Right to repair laws on Canada follows America's 1:28:28 LTTStore CPU pillow dirt smell from alpaca fur 1:29:16 Game development for LMG labs, Floatplane notifications 1:32:04 4K TV vs monitor for gamers, LTTStore screwdrivers 1:33:22 Shirt stretching, Twitch staff leaving & unprofitability 1:36:03 LTTStore's RGB diode T-Shirt, labs audio space & roadmap 1:39:40 LTTStore's new desk configurator for mousepads 1:42:38 Crypto crashing & GPU upgradability, DIY channel idea 1:44:16 LTTStore screwdriver price, LTT in Cuba, labs ideas 1:49:22 LTTStore screwdriver design 1:52:46 US shipping & taxes, variable refresh rate on Sony TVs 1:59:56 Front-end early development for Floatplane 2:01:34 LTTStore's upcoming waffle shirt, delayed shipments 2:04:15 Outro 2:04:49 YouTube Superchats still not fixed

Gaming illuminaughty
Episode 121 - Microsoft's 2nd Infinity Stone

Gaming illuminaughty

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 93:22


The Gi boys return to talk Microsoft's recent acquisition of Activision, Sony's Response, Rainbow 6 Extraction, the My Hero Academia BR, Take Two buying Zynga and more!

Der play4-Podcast
play-Podcast #278: Abzocke, Übernahme und ein Indie-Hit

Der play4-Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 112:38


Im play-Podcast #278 ist Sascha wieder zurück, aber keine Sorge, es wird trotzdem wieder witzig. Unser leitender Wookiee berichtet dann auch sofort von den Dingen, die er so in seinem Urlaub getrieben hat, bevor Chris sich immer noch vom Serienfinale von Superstore gezeichnet zeigt. Danach widmen sich Sascha, Chris und Katha jedoch erstmal der großen Sensation der vergangenen Woche: Microsoft hat sich wie ein Blob Activision Blizzard einverleibt und den Gaming-Markt damit ordentlich durchgeschüttelt. Unser Trio spekuliert daraufhin, was für Auswirkungen das auf die Branche haben und wie Sony reagieren könnte. Nach der Werbepause erzählt Chris dann von seinen Eindrücken zum Geschicklichkeitsspiel OlliOlli World, das er bereits ausgiebig anspielen durfte, und schlussendlich geht es um das große Thema dieser Folge: NFTs im Gaming. Unsere drei Laberbacken versuchen, euch einen kurzen Einblick zu geben, was NFTs überhaupt sind, erklären die Risiken und gehen darauf ein, warum man davon die Finger lassen sollte. Hier findet ihr unsere Spotify-Playlist Debil & Durstig (play-Podcast): https://spoti.fi/2XnzbLG Die Themen von Ausgabe 278: 00:00:00 - Intro, Begrüßung, Abschweiferei 00:30:23 - Microsoft übernimmt Activision Blizzard 00:52:00 - OlliOlli World 01:09:38 - NFTs: Der neue Abzock-Trend Die nächste Ausgabe des play-Podcasts erscheint am 7. Februar 2022. Playstation 4 bei Amazon kaufen: http://www.pcgames.de/podcast-ps4 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/play4magazin/

Radio Giga
Amazon Angebote: Sony-Kopfhörer, Dyson-Alternativen und Speichermedien zu Hammerpreisen

Radio Giga

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022


Amazon hat im Zuge der Januar-Angebote viele Bestseller und Newcomer massiv im Preis reduziert. Mit dabei sind Marken wie Sony, Severin und SanDisk. Wir haben Preise verglichen und listen nur die besten Deals – regelmäßig aktualisiert.

Radio Giga
PS5 schlägt Xbox: 2022 wird laut Experte gutes Jahr für Sony

Radio Giga

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022


Im Konkurrenzkampf mit Microsoft musste Sony durch die Activision-Übernahme eine schmerzliche Niederlage einstecken. Laut einem Marktforschungsunternehmen wird die PS5 2022 im Vergleich mit Xbox allerdings dennoch deutlich die Nase vorn haben – und auch Nintendo wird zu den Gewinnern des Jahres zählen.

It's Obvious Gaming
266: The Good & Bad of Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard

It's Obvious Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 96:00


In an unprecedented power move, Microsoft intends to acquire Activision/Blizzard for 68.7 billion dollars. What could it mean for Sony? What impact will it have industry-wide? We break it all down and more. TIMECODES: (17:37) What We're Playing (37:45) Microsoft Activision Blizzard Acquisition (1:03:53) Activision Employee Union (1:09:27) William Dafoe Joker Idea (1:12:58) AskIOG CONNECT WITH US: YouTube Discord Twitter Instagram Facebook Email: ItsObviousGaming@gmail.com TAGS: Video Games, Podcast, Gaming, Gamescast, Game Reviews, Game Previews, Gaming News, PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation, Sony, Microsoft, Anime, Series, Movies, Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Gaming Podcast, Activision, Blizzard, Call of Duty

Radio Giga
PS5 & PS4: Sony verteilt Geschenke – etliche Spieler kommen nicht ran

Radio Giga

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022


Damit PS5- und PS4-Spieler noch einmal das Jahr Revue passieren lassen können, startete Sony vor einigen Tagen eine Aktion, die euch zeigt, welche Spiele ihr 2021 gespielt habt, wie viele Trophäen ihr ergattern konntet und in welches Spiel ihr die meiste Zeit versenkt habt. Schade, dass viele PlayStation-Fans aktuell nicht teilnehmen können – vor allem da euch so einige Geschenke entgehen.

Second Life
Dana Ward: Barefoot Scientist Founder and President

Second Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 52:56


Dana Ward, the founder and president of Barefoot Scientist, has brought premium footcare products to the mainstream. After years of extensive research and product development, Ward created a brand nourishing the feet with the same level of luxury we give our face, hair, and body, with best-selling products such as PreHeels+ Blister Prevention Spray and Reboot Exfoliating Foot Peel. But before she was building a brand carried everywhere from Ulta to Rite Aid to podiatry offices around the nation, Ward was experiencing the need for footcare solutions firsthand. In her first life, Ward hosted, produced, and wrote over 7500 segments for outlets including E! Entertainment, NBC, Sony, and Clevver Media—the latter was where she was responsible for content strategy and production at the single most-viewed entertainment news network on YouTube. Who would have thought working those long hours on the red carpet in Hollywood would lead Ward to a footcare empire? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

5 Questions With Dan Schawbel
Episode: 171: Zack King

5 Questions With Dan Schawbel

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 9:53


My guest today is filmmaker and social media content producer, Zach King. Zach is known for his clever magic tricks and has amassed over 100 million followers. His company, King Studio, has partnered with brands such as Disney, Apple, Sony, Nike, and Coca-Cola. We talk about how he's built his film and social media career […]

The Marvelous Madames Podcast
Spider-Man 2 with Tabletop Journeys

The Marvelous Madames Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 134:21


Kris is joined by Josh & Lewanika, hosts of the Tabletop Journeys Podcast. Lewanika brings his comic book expertise and explains how Spider-Man 2 is very true to the comics, but in the worst ways. Along with Josh's movie & literary knowledge, they discuss how Sam Raimi's style fails to translate for this movie genre. And Kris has plenty to say about the careless misogyny that is rampant in a movie so obviously directed by a white male of a certain age.   Spider-Man was produced by Sony pictures and thus falls outside of the MCU proper. It stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Willem Dafoe, JK Simmons, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris.   Tabletop Journeys Podcast on Twitter    Instagram    Website Email us at themarvelousmadames@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter    Instagram  

The Game Deflators
The Game Deflators E167 | Will Sony Add Xbox Game Pass?

The Game Deflators

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 49:36


This week on the Game Deflators Podcast the guys discuss Microsoft's recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard, what it could mean for Microsoft's future plans in the console hardware business, and their relationship with Sony and Nintendo. Capping off the episode, the guys play Captain Commando on the Super Nintendo. This beat 'em up has a hefty price tag, but when compared to other games in the same price range, where does it stand?   Want more Game Deflators content? Find us at www.thegamedeflators.com    Find us on Social Media Twitter @GameDeflators Instagram @TheGameDeflators Facebook @TheGameDeflators YouTube @The Game Deflators   Articles Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion ‘Call of Duty' will stay on Sony's PlayStation console after Activision deal, Xbox boss promises Xbox Boss "Trusts" Nintendo To Not Do Anything That Would Harm The Games Industry   Game Deflators Logo Created by J_Ricks_Art Permission for intro and outro music provided by Matthew Huffaker http://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe 2_25_18

Sacred Symbols: A PlayStation Podcast
#186: A Very Stupid Arms Race

Sacred Symbols: A PlayStation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 209:00


Microsoft -- as it's wont to do -- just went and spent a bunch of money on a publisher. But this is no ordinary publisher or forgettable amount of money: By buying Activision-Blizzard for a record $68.7 billion, Xbox now controls some of the industry's most vital IP and studios, including the king of them all, Call of Duty, and its constellation of developers, including Infinity Ward and Treyarch. Yet, Microsoft's bullish move will likely set off an even-further damaging series of mergers and acquisitions that remove risk for certainty and eliminates creativity for volume. It amounts to a very stupid arms race that everyone else will be compelled to compete in, whether they want to or not, and there's only one entity to blame. Then: Release dates for Ghostwire Tokyo, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and WWE 2K22 have emerged, God of War does big numbers on PC, Sony renews trademarks related to defunct first party team Psygnosis, and more. Then: Listener inquiries! What's our temperature on Horizon: Forbidden West less than a month away from launch? Are we not keeping an open enough mind when it comes to the possibilities of gaming NFTs? Will Sony botch the little things that could make Project Spartacus shine? Is David Jaffe more attractive than Colin Moriarty? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

80-Bit Podsmash
Putting The Soul in Console - Nintendo GameBoy

80-Bit Podsmash

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 67:26


With the release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus upon us, Penguin & Termite celebrate the original console where Pokemon made it's debut - the Nintendo GameBoy! We discuss the history, impact, and our favorite games/memories. https://linktr.ee/80bitpodsmash Music: Halcyonic Falcon X - Of Rainbows and Unicorns http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

FT News Briefing
Discontent at Unilever

FT News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 8:41


Germany's largest publishers and advertisers are demanding that the EU intervene over the Google's plan to stop the use of third-party cookies, Sony has plans to enter the electric vehicle market. Plus, the FT's asset management correspondent, Harriet Agnew, discusses the discord at the global consumer goods conglomerate Unilever. Mentioned in this podcast:German publishers oppose Google plan to phase out third-party cookiesActivist hedge fund Trian builds stake in UnileverSony launches electric vehicle unit to ‘explore entering' market The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT's executive producer. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Iron Lords Podcast
Episode 241: Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard | The "Desire" for Call Of Duty | Sony Response? | ft ????- ILP# 241

Iron Lords Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 385:42


ILP ROYAL SWAG: https://teespring.com/stores/ironlordspodcast ILP PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/IronLordsPodcastCheck out the "Lords of Gaming Network" Discord server! : https://discord.gg/Z7FZqzgThe Lords are on Spotify, Google Play, Itunes & Soundcloud! Check out the links below!Be sure to visit the Lords at www.LordsOfGaming.net for all your gaming news, reviews & gaming polls ILP style! LOGNET is always looking for content writers so please contact us through:https://lordsofgaming.net/contact-us/  if you are interested!For 2022, The Lords return on January 9th at 1PM!*********************************************************Timestamps will be a little different this week due to the length of the show, the singular topic of Microsoft buying Activision & the constant swapping of panel guests. Thanks to all our guests for stopping by!00:00 - ILP# 241 Pre-Show!19:02 - ILP# 241 Show Start! Intro Video ends at 20:39.21:24 - It's the "#Microsoft buys #ActivisionBlizzard" discussion episode and @LordCognito is up with "Lordly Introductions" for the Hometown Lords! @LordSovILP also has some words for the hometown Lords as well! (No starting guest this week)List of Guest Arrival Times (Please note arrival, not speaking times):35:18 - @xChaseMoney & @3MGLive49:55 - @MrboomstickXL, @NLGMullis & @AnchormanV2. Lord @KingDavidOTW starts around this time after an setup from @LordCognito!01:20:20 - @Gaming_Forte, @KidSmoove01:34:02 - @Snalydo & @HustleandMotiv802:14:27 - @HoegLaw02:18:18 - @notaxation (#ColinMoriarty)03:05:27 - @Gazondaily & @Wandering_Dutch03:19:04 - @JFonzerreli03:23:40 - @JezCorden03:53:34 - @Colteastwood, @Italianclownz & @BRAP_Podcast04:08:33 - @FameEnt2k & @EverbornSaga05:00:00 - We have some Lord Outros & the Lords finally get the chance to catch up on Superchats!*********************************************************Welcome to The Iron Lords Podcast!Be sure to visit www.LordsOfGaming.net for all your gaming news!New Overlay/Intro by Shaun Labrie (@shaunlabrie)https://shaunlabrie.wixsite.com/portfolioIntro Lyrics by DallazMan (@DallazMan)!Emojis/Animations provided by the LEGENDARY GRAPHIC GOD! http://youtube.com/GraphicGod Tattoo Day with the King thanks to @Wilmyhood! Check it out on the #ILP patreon & the members-only video on #ILP Youtube!Upcoming Giveaways: ILP ROYAL SWAG: https://teespring.com/stores/ironlordspodcastILP PATREON: www.patreon.com/IronLordsPodcastILP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6XRMnu8Tf1fgIdGlTIpzsKILP Google Play:https://play.google.com/music/m/Iz2esvyqeaixk6dorkmur2nm7xa?t=Iron_Lords_PodcastILP SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-780168349ILP Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/iron-lords-podcast-ili-1/id1179199929?fbclid=IwAR1p_5D8Z-nKUpbwJeiK7zQoYdQhpb1VhxBDZxoMul-uiR-IgF6cE9EQicIYou can find this week's guests on Twitter:Too many this week, guest twitter usernames on timestamps!ILP on Twitter: twitter.cm/IronLordPodcastILP on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ironlordspodcast/ILP DESTINY CLAN: www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/178626The Iron Lords and the Lords of Gaming have an official group on Facebook! Join the Lords at:www.facebook.com/groups/194793427842267www.facebook.com/groups/lordsofgamingnetwork/Lord COGNITO--- twitter.com/LordCognitoLord KING--- twitter.com/kingdavidotwLord ADDICT--- twitter.com/LordAddictILPLord SOVEREIGN--- twitter.com/LordSovILPILP YouTube Channel for THE LAST WORD Destiny series, COMBAT TALK & KING OF STATUES with the King & additional ILP content: www.youtube.com/channel/UCYiUhEbYWiuwRuWXzKZMBxQFollow us on Twitter @IronLordPodcast to get plugged in so you don't miss any of our content.

Founders
I read 66 biographies last year— Here are my top 10!

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 13:38


Subscribe to gain access to 235 full length episodes.Here are 10 episodes to start with: #168 Driven: An Autobiography by Larry Miller#171 The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune#219 Anthony Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography#223 Unstoppable: Siggi Wilzig's Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend#216 Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans#212 Michael Jordan: The Life#210 Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft#193 Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder#185 Ritz & Escoffier: The Hotelier, The Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class#170 My Life in AdvertisingWHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”Listening to your podcast has changed my life and that is not a statement I make often.“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."Sign up to get access to every full episode. You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. Sign up to get access to every full episode. 

Trinity Force Podcast - A League of Legends Podcast
The Trinity Force Podcast - Episode 751: Patch 12.2 Rundown

Trinity Force Podcast - A League of Legends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 91:30


  Join Erik, Sean, Chaz for the full rundown and analysis of patch 12.2! Click here to check out our patreon here. We've got multiple tiers you can choose from to help support your favorite content. Got any questions? Go ahead and email us at questions@trinityforcepodcast.com Also, join up on our discord and find other league of legends or gaming related content on our website.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1351: 23 Jan 2022 | Sony Moves Forward With Electric Car Plans

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 25:19


Show #1351 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 23rd January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new, mysteriously named, Patreon Producer N FROM CANADA HONDA'S CEO SAYS TOYOTA'S HYDROGEN CARS PLAN IS FLAWED - Toshihiro Mibe has said that Toyota's commitment and proposals towards hydrogen powertrains are flawed. He said that Honda had pursued the technology a decade ago and deemed it untenable for cars, but that hasn't resulted in the Japanese giant completely abandoning the technology. - "We have conducted research into every possibility that's out there. As for hydrogen engines, we see some quite difficult technological challenges. So, about 10 years ago, we decided this would not become mainstream," - But Honda has a more balanced view of the situation - where Mibe believes for personal mobility the electric powertrains will be the way to go. However, when it comes to the future of aircraft, Honda Motors also has a jet engines subsidiary that is working on hydrogen. Original Source : https://www.carandbike.com/news/hondas-ceo-says-toyotas-hydrogen-cars-plan-is-flawed-2721782 SONY SEEKS NEW PARTNERS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE EV PROJECT - Sony Group (6758.T) will likely add new technology partners to its electric vehicle (EV) project to help it forge a mobility business to transform cars from transportation machines to entertainment spaces, a Sony executive told Reuters. - "We see the risk of ignoring EVs as greater than the challenge they pose," Izumi Kawanishi, the senior general manager who will manage a new Sony Mobility business, said in an interview. The coming transformation of cars was in some ways similar to how information technology turned phones into smartphones, he added. - So far, Sony has built two EV "Vision" prototypes with a factory in Austria owned by Canadian auto parts maker Magna International (MG.TO), which also makes cars for firms including BMW , Mercedes Benz and Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) . - Other members of its Europe-based project include German auto parts maker Bosch, French automotive technology company Valeo SE and Hungarian autonomous vehicle start-up AImotive. Original Source : https://www.reuters.com/technology/sony-looking-add-new-partners-its-ev-project-executive-2022-01-21/ TESLA STARTS CONSTRUCTION ON SANTA MONICA SUPERCHARGER - Tesla has started construction on a new, much-needed giant Supercharger station in Santa Monica. The station was also supposed to include the automaker's 1950s restaurant, but now it's not clear if the diner is still in the plans. - Last year, we reported on construction plans revealing that Tesla was planning a large, 62-stall Supercharger V3 station at the location. When the project was approved in April 2021, Musk again said that Tesla still was aiming to build a 1950s diner at the location. - The reader noted that construction is happening fast. The location was only a dirt lot only a few weeks ago. The company has already poured concrete and installed quite a few Supercharger stalls. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/20/tesla-starts-construction-giant-new-santa-monica-supercharger-1950s-diner/ TESLA TARGETING FIRST GIGA AUSTIN MODEL Y DELIVERIES BY END OF Q1 - Numerous Model Ys have started appearing in the lots around the partially-finished Tesla Giga Austin. According to reports Giga Austin has started test production of the Y, meaning first customer cars should be ready by the end of Q1 2022. - Only a small number of Texas-built Model Ys will be ready this quarter, but it paves the way for a serious production ramp up through the rest of 2022. Crucially, Giga Austin Model Ys will be the first to feature Tesla's new structural battery pack and 4680 battery cells. Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/562481/giga-austin-model-y-deliveries MAPLE LEAF 60S TO LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY - WITH BATTERY SWAP IN 60 SECONDS - Maple Leaf is an EV brand under Geely. The car is made by a joint venture between Geely and Lifan. Geely is also Lifan's largest shareholder. The Maple Leaf 60S is expected to be launched within February this year. - the new car uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor, with a maximum power of 136 hp (100 kW) - The 60S uses a battery pack made by Guoxuan Technology, good for an NEDC range of 415 kilometers. In addition, the 60S is “rechargeable and exchangeable.” This means that driver can charge the 60S in the standard (rechargeable). Meanwhile, the battery can be swapped (exchangeable). Two options for users: a 30-minute DC fast charging mode a 60-second battery swapping mode. - Maple Leaf 60S is primarily a car for taxi and ride-hailing companies. Original Source : https://carnewschina.com/2022/01/21/maple-leaf-60s-will-be-launched-in-february-with-a-electric-exchange-mode/ BEHIND GM, FORD'S NEW EV STRATEGY IS OLD-TIME FINANCING: CASH Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/22/behind-gm-fords-new-ev-strategy-is-old-time-financing-cash.html QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What TV, Print or Digital advertising have you seen for EVs recently which you noticed, or thought was memorable? BYRON DEITHRICK I'm loving the New BMV adverts on T.V with Coldplay. Not a BMV fan but the adverts got my attention . MAX MAHASZ Hi I have recently seen bmw commercial with Coldplay song that i really like it  NICK I have not seen any ads for an EV; however, I have seen as from hertz that they now offer ev rentals TOMAS Hi Martyn, Can't remember last time I bought a paper newspaper or watched TV, so it is all digital for me. Usually I just skip all ads but these two are on this week for me. First is Fisker and it Ocean, that I still don't trust having in mind his previous projects

SpawnCast
Xbox Buys Activision Blizzard - Spawncast Ep 251

SpawnCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 132:13


Rand al Thor: https://www.youtube.com/c/RandalThor19 MVG: https://www.youtube.com/c/ModernVintageGamer Miss Click: https://www.youtube.com/c/MissClickGaming RGT85: https://www.youtube.com/c/RGT85 Playeressence: https://www.youtube.com/c/Playeressence Jordan Fringe: https://www.youtube.com/c/FringeFam Evan: https://twitter.com/KimerexProjekt 1-22-2022 The SpawnCast gathers every Saturday night at 9pm EST on - www.youtube.com/spawnwave - for a live recording. These are the audio files for those podcasts. For info on how to watch the video version of these, Please look to our Patreon page over at - www.patreon.com/SpawnWave As well, please check out our merch over at teespring.com/stores/spawnwavemediashop We hope you enjoy these episodes as much as we did recording them.

Auf ein Bier von Gamespodcast.de
Runde #355 - Microsoft kauft Activision

Auf ein Bier von Gamespodcast.de

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 138:09


Seit Anfang der 2000er fabulieren Menschen darüber, was Microsoft alles kaufen könnte, wenn sie wollen würden. Doch von den legendär tiefen Taschen des Megakonzerns war bisher gar nicht mal so viel zu spüren. Ein Rare hier, ein Gears of War dort. Klar, nicht geschenkt, aber auch keine Rechnung, die sich nicht auch zig andere hätten leisten können. Jetzt allerdings, haben sie es knallen lassen - und wir analysieren, was da los ist, was da noch schief gehen kann und warum sie nicht einfach 70 Milliarden Mal unsere Hymne gekauft haben! Die The Pod Hymne auf Amazon kaufen: https://www.amazon.de/Freude-sch%C3%B6ner-Weltherrschaft-Tobi-Weiss/dp/B09NWGCDHW Timecodes: 00:00 - Einleitung 07:28 - Wie kam es zum Verkauf? 21:41 - Bobby Kotick 33:53 - Risiken für Microsoft 46:10 - Jochens Vortrag zum Kartellrecht 1:02:13 - Ziele von Microsoft 1:42:01 - Wie reagiert Sony? 2:10:55 - Die letzte Microsoft-Konsole?

Jogabilidade (Games)
Vértice #319 (N): Microsoft compra Activision, rumores de Armored Core e muito NFT

Jogabilidade (Games)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 250:56


Era um episódio normal, falando de NFT, da E3, dos vazamentos do novo Armored Core... Aí no dia seguinte a Microsoft comprou a Activision Blizzard, e junto do Overloadr e do Nautilus, conversamos por mais 1h30 sobre! 00:14:03: Blocão do NFT 01:08:00: Take-Two compra Zynga 01:15:17: Caso Robinho FGC 01:24:28: Processo contra Riot Games 01:29:15: E3 2022 ainda não presencial 01:35:38: O twist de Mario Kart 9 01:42:07: Ken Levine e Ghost Story 01:51:38: Retrocompatibilidade da Sony 01:57:57: Anúncio do PSVR 2 02:14:52: Days Gone injustiçado? 02:21:57: Vazamento do novo Armored Core 02:46:02: Microsoft compra Activision Blizzard Contribua | Twitter | YouTube | Twitch | Contato

GameStar Podcast
Microsofts Activision-Übernahme ist reines Glücksspiel

GameStar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 93:39


Ist Activision-Blizzard wirklich 68,7 Milliarden Dollar wert? Wir sind skeptisch, denn hinter Microsofts Übernahmeplänen scheint keine klare Vision zu stecken.

ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
Microsoft Buys Everybody, Danger on the Horizon, Special Guest Victor W/Fatshark Games!

ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 171:59


The group discusses Activision being bought by microsoft, Horizon Zero Dawn, Dying Light 2, Elden Ring and more, With guest Victor from Fatshark All my links https://linktr.ee/ACG_Karak Follow me on Twitter for reviews and info @jeremypenter JOIN the ACG Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/ACGVids/ https://www.patreon.com/AngryCentaurGaming https://www.youtube.com/c/AngryCentaurGaming?sub_confirmation=1 #acg ACG Reviews and Podcast Itunes https://rebrand.ly/ACGITACG Reviews and Podcast on Spotify https://rebrand.ly/ACGSACG Merch Store https://teespring.com/stores/acgACG Patreon https://www.patreon.com/AngryCentaurGaming ACG Amazon Affiliate https://amzn.to/3cW7GQ0 Coverage includes ps4, PS5, XBox series X, Xbox one, pc, Xbox 360, Wii, Wiiu, Switch, and digital storefronts like Steam, as well as companies like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo Buy, wait for a sale, rent, or never touch it. The Patented Karak review system to see if a game is worth a buy upon release. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/acg/support

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
Tech Break: Buy the Sony A7 IV or the Canon R6?

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 12:09


Sony sent Ant Pruitt the new A7 IV full-frame mirrorless camera to test. This new body from Sony is not the flagship or pro-grade model, but yet it packs quite a bit of tech from its flagship devices. Ant compares the A7 IV with the Canon R6 as the two are similar on several aspect. Which do you choose? Get the Sony Alpha 7 IV Full-frame Mirrorless Camera: https://amzn.to/3FPGiiq https://bhpho.to/3tW7sSe Get the Canon EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera: https://amzn.to/3qQfQB9 https://bhpho.to/3AlO4zj Host: Ant Pruitt You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Moviga Podcast
Microsoft + Activision/Blizzard, Moon Knight, & More! | Episode 146

Moviga Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 97:39


Austin and Brian are the dynamic duo talking all things Boba Fett, Microsoft and Activision, Moon Knight, and more.  Feel free to jump around with the timecodes. Don't forget to follow us on socials; you can find us everywhere via our link - https://lnk.bio/rXxWTime codes:1:00 - Playing and Watching17:30 - Main Discussion1:11:00 - Lightning Round1:23:00 - Community Discussion

Reconcilable Differences
174: Cardamom & Turmeric

Reconcilable Differences

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 85:55


After some discussion of the pre-flight and Merlin's problematic meal, there's a surprising amount of donut-related content, including identifying the unexpected challenges of running a successful Donut Friday. Merlin has some thoughts on the perils of cute ordering. In follow-up, John highlights some helpful listener responses on LED bulbs. Man, light sure can be complicated. As a main topic, John tells us why Sony is breaking his heart and making his journey to buying a new television more difficult than it needs to be.

Relay FM Master Feed
Reconcilable Differences 174: Cardamom & Turmeric

Relay FM Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 85:55


After some discussion of the pre-flight and Merlin's problematic meal, there's a surprising amount of donut-related content, including identifying the unexpected challenges of running a successful Donut Friday. Merlin has some thoughts on the perils of cute ordering. In follow-up, John highlights some helpful listener responses on LED bulbs. Man, light sure can be complicated. As a main topic, John tells us why Sony is breaking his heart and making his journey to buying a new television more difficult than it needs to be.

UK Podcast – Big Red Barrel
BRB UK 474: Blizzivision

UK Podcast – Big Red Barrel

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022


Isn't this a fine how-do-you-do? We return from break and Xbox is setting the internet ablaze The post BRB UK 474: Blizzivision appeared first on Big Red Barrel.

Pop Culture Cosmos
PCC Multiverse #260- Microsoft Acquires Activision-Blizzard, Moon Knight Shows Off Its First Trailer, and Oh No, Not Another Netflix Price Hike!

Pop Culture Cosmos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 62:13


There is much to discuss in the cosmos for pop culture this week as Melinda Barkhouse-Ross returns to talk to Gerald about the HUGE acquisition by Microsoft in its 68.7 billion dollar purchase of Activision-Blizzard. What will this mean for Activision-Blizzard and the gaming industry, will Playstation and Sony respond, what will be the benefits for XBOX Games Pass subscribers, and what hard choices will Playstation fans have to make in the future? The conversation gets tense as "Diablo Superfan" Melinda is none too pleased by the recent developments. Plus TJ Johnson weighs in on the big news as well and looks at what key elements of the deal should not be overlooked. Plus Melinda and Gerald have a couple of episode fours for The Book of Boba Fett and Peacemaker to talk about and Gerald shares some thoughts on which one came out looking better this week (SPOILERS). All this and they comment on the harsh realities of the cost of Netflix going up, Ozark's return for season four, and some initial impressions of the first Moon Knight trailer for the Marvel series coming to Disney+ on March 30. A ton to catch you up to speed with on our latest PCC Multiverse! For thousands of conversations that matter with thoughtful and amazing people (like us!), you can listen to LIVE or at your convenience, download the Wisdom App today! Gear up with your favorite Pop Culture Cosmos shirts and gifts in our TeePublic store at https://www.teepublic.com/user/pop-culture-cosmos Presented by ThriveFantasy, the leader for Daily Fantasy Sports for the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, and E-Sports Player Props! - Use promo code LFB when you sign up today and you will receive an instant deposit match up to $50 on your first deposit of $20 or more! - Download ThriveFantasy on the App Store or Play Store or by visiting their website www.thrivefantasy.com. Sign up and #PropUp today! Don't forget to Subscribe to our shows and leave us that 5-Star Review with your questions on Apple Podcasts or e-mail us at popculturecosmos@yahoo.com! And also brought to you by Pop Culture Cosmos, RobMcZob.com, Indie Pods United, Lakers Fast Break, Inside Sports Fantasy Football, the novel Congratulations, You Suck (available for purchase HERE), Vampires and Vitae, and Retro City Games!

It's Erik Nagel
Ep 362: 2HF

It's Erik Nagel

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 122:29


SEGMENT 01 [0:00] Polish Winter. Xia's real estate issues. Sony worried over Microsoft SEGMENT 02 [1:28:52] Movie/TV/Streaming updates. DC's 'Peacemaker'. Harry Potter is 'Weird Al'. 'Severance' trailer. Wallace & Gromit.  FOLLOW 'IT'S ERIK NAGEL': TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | WEBSITE HEAR 'IT'S ERIK NAGEL' ON: IHEARTRADIO | SPOTIFY | APPLE PODCASTS | GOOGLE PODCAST | YOUTUBE

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway
The FTC's New Rules, Sony's Fall, and Starbucks 86's a Vax Mandate

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 63:59


Kara and Scott delve into Peloton's uphill battle, and what the proposed Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal means for Sony. Also, they unpack Kara's interview with FTC chair Lina Khan. Plus: A listener question about vertical integration. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. 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

Bob Enyart Live
ThThurs: Leviticus Pt. 5

Bob Enyart Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022


March for Abolition Details: Saturday, January 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm 7155 E 38th Ave Denver CO 80207 Please arrive 15 minutes early. 10:00am - Colorado Right to Life President - Biff Gore 10:10am - Colorado Right to Life Vice-President Susan Sutherland 10:20am - Keynote Speaker - Mario Horta 10:45am - Biff Gore with the "Marching Orders" 11:00am - March for Aboltion   * Leviticus: In the book of Leviticus, the law of the priests, God describes the sacrifices He requires of the priests and the Israelites. In this study Bob Enyart looks at the meanings of the burnt offerings and the lamb without spot or blemish. We learn of offerings of birds and of bread, and peace offerings of bull and calf, cow, ox, and goat, and trespass offerings for sin. God here commands integrity toward our neighbors, diligence in religious service, and the consecration of the Aaron and his sons as priests. Sadly, though they were chosen to be teachers of the people and serve the Lord as priests forever, God kills two of Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, for their rebellion against Him. God gave to Israel symbolic ordinances both to teach the world eternal truths and to provide a cultural fabric that would bind Israel together keeping them through the millennia as a cohesive ethnic group through whom the Messiah would come and for whom future End Times prophecies will one day be fulfilled. This 3,500-year-old book presents applications of what, thousands of years later, became modern medical practices. In some contexts an unclean person may have an infectious disease, is diagnosed from bodily discharges, and God instructs isolation, observation, and cleansing, with clothing and personal objects either washed, discarded, or even burned. God even warns that one unclean person or object can make another unclean, revealing all this thousands of years before biblical creationists discovered for the word the germ theory of diseases. God imbues blood with an intensity of symbolic meaning because without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness and because penultimately, Jesus would incense His hearers saying, If you want eternal life, drink My blood. God chose this book also to explicitly condemned all forms of sexual immorality including adultery, incest, and homosexuality. Yet, for those who obey Him, He also filled their lives with the blessings of the annual Feasts of Israel, and the eternal relief symbolized in the very real Sabbatical Years and the once-in-a-life Year of Jubilee! Finally, God's insistence on treating the poor well was anything but a foundation for a socialist or welfare state. And by the way He created us and the world, with the laws of cause and effect, no man can escape the curses that are all around him, for every act of disobedience, nor can men out give God, with the blessings that He has assured for every act of obedience. For what God expects of men in vows and tithing, He has committed Himself to give infinitely above what we ever could.Available on Video or Audio. BEL SUBSCRIPTIONS Monthly Audio & Video Downloads: Now you can subscribe to monthly sermons, Bible studies or topical videos in download form.  Monthly Sermons: Enjoy all of Bob's sermons from the month on Sermon Video DVDs, great also to watch with the family. Or, get these on Sermon Audio CDs which are standard audio Compact Discs that will play on any CD player including the one in your car. Or get them on a single Sermon MP3-CD which will play on an MP3 player, in a DVD player, or in your computer.Monthly Bible Studies: Enjoy the Scriptures with Bob's Monthly Bible Study DVDs, great too for a small group Bible study. Or get these teachings on a single Monthly Bible Study Audio MP3- CD which will play on an MP3 player, in a DVD player, or in your computer.Monthly Topical Videos: Coming to your mailbox, you'll get a Monthly Topical DVD to enjoy one of Bob's great videos specially selected to be entertaining and to teach about life from a biblical worldview.Monthly Best of Bob Shows: Every month our crew selects the eight best BEL shows of the month and for the folks who might have missed some of them, we mail them out on the Best of Bob MP3-CD.Monthly BEL TV Classics: Enjoy Bob Enyart's timeless, popular TV show delivered to your home on the Monthly BEL TV Classics DVDs with great audio and video clarity thanks to our state-of-the-art mastering from the studio-quality Sony beta tapes to DVD!Monthly Donation: For folks who just want to make sure that Bob Enyart Live stays on the air, please consider making a pledge in the form of a Monthly Donation.

Loop Matinal
Sexta-feira, 21/1/2022

Loop Matinal

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 10:32


Patrocínio: Podcast Startup Life O seu podcast sobre negócios, tecnologia e inovação. Em cada episódio, os anfitriões, Layon Lopes e Cristiane Serra, receberam importantes players do mercado brasileiro para debater ideias, projetos e tudo o que cerca as mais novas soluções do ecossistema de tecnologia e inovação. Acesse: https://link.chtbl.com/startup-loop. -------------------------------- Sobre o Podcast O Loop Matinal é um podcast do Loop Infinito que traz as notícias mais importantes do mundo da tecnologia para quem não tem tempo de ler sites e blogs de tecnologia. Marcus Mendes apresenta um resumo rápido e conciso das notícias mais importantes, sempre com bom-humor e um toque de acidez. Confira as notícias das últimas 24h, e até amanhã! -------------------------------- Apoie o Loop Matinal! O Loop Matinal está no apoia.se/loopmatinal e no picpay.me/loopmatinal! Se você quiser ajudar a manter o podcast no ar, é só escolher a categoria que você preferir e definir seu apoio mensal. Obrigado em especial aos ouvintes Advogado Junio Araujo, Alexsandra Romio, Alisson Rocha, Anderson Barbosa, Anderson Cazarotti, Angelo Almiento, Arthur Givigir, Breno Farber, Caio Santos, Carolina Vieira, Christophe Trevisani, Claudio Souza, Dan Fujita, Daniel Ivasse, Daniel Cardoso, Diogo Silva, Edgard Contente, Edson  Pieczarka Jr, Fabian Umpierre, Fabio Brasileiro, Felipe, Francisco Neto, Frederico Souza, Gabriel Souza, Guilherme Santos, Henrique Orçati, Horacio Monteiro, Igor Antonio, Igor Silva, Ismael Cunha, Jeadilson Bezerra, Jorge Fleming, Jose Junior, Juliana Majikina, Juliano Cezar, Juliano Marcon, Leandro Bodo, Luis Carvalho, Luiz Mota, Marcus Coufal, Mauricio Junior, Messias Oliveira, Nilton Vivacqua, Otavio Tognolo, Paulo Sousa, Ricardo Mello, Ricardo Berjeaut, Ricardo Soares, Rickybell, Roberto Chiaratti, Rodrigo Rosa, Rodrigo Rezende, Samir da Converta Mais, Teresa Borges, Tiago Soares, Victor Souza, Vinícius Lima, Vinícius Ghise e Wilson Pimentel pelo apoio! -------------------------------- Amazon lança loja física de roupas: https://www.geekwire.com/2022/amazon-to-try-another-tech-infused-retail-concept-with-amazon-style-its-first-physical-fashion-store/ Amazon detalha série de Senhor dos Anéis: 
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/19/entertainment/lord-of-the-rings-series-name-amazon-cec/index.html Relatório mostra concorrência no mundo do streaming de música: https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/20/22892939/music-streaming-services-market-share-q2-2021-spotify-apple-amazon-tencent-youtube 99 Moto é suspenso na Paraíba: 
https://tecnoblog.net/noticias/2022/01/19/99-moto-justica-suspende-mototaxi-na-pb-apos-queixa-de-empresas-de-onibus/ Telegram pode ser banido no Brasil: https://tecnoblog.net/noticias/2022/01/19/tse-cogita-banir-telegram-no-brasil-para-combater-fake-news-nas-eleicoes/ Sony pressiona a Microsoft por competitividade após compra da AB: https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/20/22892860/sony-microsoft-activision-blizzard-acquisition-comment-response Google Play Games ganha beta no Windows: 
https://www.androidpolice.com/google-play-games-pc-beta/?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4 Google vai acabar com a G Suite grátis: https://support.google.com/a/answer/60217?hl=pt-BR Google Labs ganha iniciativas de blockchain: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-19/google-forms-blockchain-group-under-newly-appointed-executive Crypto confirma invasão: https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/19/22891949/crypto-ceo-confirms-hundreds-accounts-hacked-bloomberg-ethereum Crypto diz que US$30 milhões foram roubados: https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/20/22892958/crypto-com-exchange-hack-bitcoin-ethereum-security Twitter para Android ganha Comunidades: https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/20/22892904/twitter-communities-android-release Conta oficial de Comunidades do Twitter: https://twitter.com/HiCommunities Facebook e Instagram terão vendas de NFTs: https://t.co/CJ4bLXhGEa Instagram testa assinaturas pagas: https://macmagazine.com.br/post/2022/01/19/instagram-testa-recurso-de-assinatura-com-alguns-criadores/ WhatsApp para Desktop ganha pausa de gravação de áudio: https://9to5mac.com/2022/01/20/whatsapp-desktop-pause-resume-recording-voice-messages/ Ericsson processa a Apple: 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ericsson-sues-apple-over-patent-infringement-271642515180 Apple processa a Ericsson: http://www.techmeme.com/220120/p14#a220120p14 -------------------------------- Site do Loop Matinal: http://www.loopmatinal.com Anuncie no Loop Matinal: comercial@loopinfinito.net Marcus Mendes: https://www.twitter.com/mvcmendes Loop Infinito: https://www.youtube.com/oloopinfinito

Working Class Nerds
Episode 137: The Siren Song of Serpentzn!!!

Working Class Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 111:42


Marcus and Nick sit down with friend of the show Serpentzn!!! Serp is here once again to talk about his full transition and thriving community in Sea of Thieves!!! The three of them chat about Microsoft buying Activision, the new Destiny 2 Expansion, as well as Serp's new life as a Sea of Thieves partner!!!Find more of Serpentzn at: https://www.twitch.tv/serpentzn

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)
Sony Speaks Up On the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard Deal - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022


Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard has left the gaming industry wondering what's next for multi-platform games like Overwatch, Call of Duty, and more. Sony has chimed in with a statement, expecting Microsoft to honor previous deals for Activision's existing games. While Call of Duty: Warzone will almost certainly remain available on the PlayStation 5, what does this deal mean for future Call of Duty titles? Activision has also confirmed that existing games won't be removed from other non-Xbox platforms, so don't worry, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy isn't leaving the Nintendo eShop anytime soon. And finally, we've got more on Ubisoft's upcoming Rainbow Six Extraction.

The Game Informer Show
Xbox Activision Reactions And Rainbow Six Extraction | GI Show

The Game Informer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022


On this week's monumental episode of The Game Informer Show, we're breaking down the latest news from Xbox's acquisition of Activision. We're also diving into our hands-on time with Rainbow Six Extraction, Nobody Saves The World, Windjammers 2, and so much more. As always, we wrap up the show with another serving of Listener Questions and reveal who won last week's inaugural fantasy video game draft. Strap in folks, this one is wild. Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), John Carson, (@John_Carson), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), and Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:25 – Xbox Buys Activision Reaction 00:53:00 – The Playlist 00:55:37 – Rainbow Six Extraction 01:15:03 – Pupperazzi 01:24:43 – Nobody Saves The World 01:42:35 – Windjammers 2 01:48:46 – Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel 01:56:30 – Horizon Frozen Wilds 02:03:23 – Housekeeping 02:11:38 – Listener Questions

Founders
The Essays of Warren Buffett

Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 32:55


What I learned from reading The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett and Lawrence Cunningham.Subscribe to listen to the rest of this episode and gain access to 235 full length episodes.WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:“Without a doubt, the highest value-to-cost ratio I've taken advantage of in the last year is the Founders podcast premium feed. Tap into eons of knowledge and experiences, condensed into digestible portions. Highly, highly recommend. “Uniquely outstanding. No fluff and all substance. David does an outstanding job summarizing these biographies and hones in on the elements that make his subjects so unique among entrepreneurs. I particularly enjoy that he focuses on both the founder's positive and negative characteristics as a way of highlighting things to mimic and avoid.”“I just paid for my first premium podcast subscription for Founders podcast. Learning from those who came before us is one of the highest value ways to invest time. David does his homework and exponentially improves my efficiency by focusing on the most valuable lessons.”“I haven't found a better return on my time and money than your podcast for inspiration and time-tested wisdom to help me on my journey.“I've now listened to every episode. From this knowledge I've doubled my business to $500k a year. Love your passion and recommend your podcast to everyone.”“Founders is the only podcast I pay for and it's worth 100x the cost.”“I have listened to many podcasts on entrepreneurship (HIBT, Masters of Scale, etc.) and find Founders to be consistently more helpful than any other entrepreneurship podcast. David is a craftsperson, he carefully reads biographies of founders, distills the most important anecdotes and themes from their life, and draws commonalities across lives. David's focus is rightfully not on teaching you a formula to succeed but on constantly pushing you to think different.”“I highly highly recommend this podcast. Holy cow. I've been binge listening to these and you start to see patterns across all these incredible humans.”Listening to your podcast has changed my life and that is not a statement I make often.“After one episode I quickly joined the Misfit feed. Love the insight and thoughts shared along the way. David loves what he does and it shines through on the podcast. Definitely my go-to podcast now.”“It is worth every penny. I cannot put into words how fantastic this podcast is. Just stop reading this and get the full access.”“Personally it's one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. If you're into business and startups and technology, this is for you. David covers good books and I've come to really appreciate his perspective. Can't say enough good things.”“I quickly subscribed and it's honestly been the best money I've spent all year. It has inspired me to read biographies. Highly recommend.”“This is the most inspirational and best business podcast out there. David has inspired me to focus on biographies rather than general business books. I'm addicted.”“Anyone interested in business must find the time to listen to each any every Founders podcast. A high return on investment will be a virtual certainty. Subscribe and start listening as soon as possible.”“David saves you hundreds of hours by summarizing bios of legendary business founders and providing valuable insight on what makes an individual successful. He has introduced me to many founders I would have never known existed.”“The podcasts offer spectacular lessons on life, human nature and business achievement. David's enthusiasm and personal thoughts bring me joy. My journey has been enhanced by his efforts.”"Founders is the best self investment that I've made in years."Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode and get access to every full episode. You will learn the key insights from biographies on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, John D. Rockefeller, Coco Chanel, Andrew Carnegie, Enzo Ferrari, Estee Lauder, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Knight, Joseph Pulitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Land, Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, Thomas Edison, David Ogilvy, Ben Franklin, Howard Hughes, George Lucas, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney and so many more. You will learn from the founders of Nike, Patagonia, Apple, Microsoft, Hershey, General Motors, Ford, Standard Oil, Polaroid, Home Depot, MGM, Intel, Federal Express, Wal Mart, JP Morgan, Chrysler, Cadillac, Oracle, Hyundai, Seagram, Berkshire Hathaway, Teledyne, Adidas, Les Schwab, Renaissance Technologies, IKEA, Sony, Ferrari, and so many more. Sign up to listen to the rest of this episode and get access to every full episode. 

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

Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast
Spider-man while we Wait

Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 34:28


Here's one last Spider-man feedback episode that we recorded while we were waiting on the Moon Knight Trailer to drop. Bring me the Spider-man!!!Discord-https://discord.gg/TMzArTkcTaReddit-https://www.reddit.com/r/MCUCast/Bingers Assemble-https://www.strandedpanda.com/bingersSuperhero Ethics-https://www.strandedpanda.com/superhero-ethicsPandaVision-https://www.strandedpanda.com/pandavisionLegends and Libations-https://www.twitch.tv/strandedpandatvPatreonhttps://www.patreon.com/mcucast Livewatch Link!https://www.scener.com/strandedpandaLive Podcastshttps://www.twitch.tv/strandedpandatvJoin The Stranded Panda Community!https://www.strandedpanda.com/ Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/spchat

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

Motley Fool Money
Alphabet's Discipline, 5G's Potential

Motley Fool Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 28:08


Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard wasn't just a shot at Meta Platforms. Shares of Sony continue to fall in the wake of Microsoft's move, causing some to question the future of Sony's PlayStation. Tim Beyers analyzes the shifting landscape in entertainment, including Google's move to shut down its original programming division at YouTube. He also discusses whether winning regulatory approval to become a bank holding company makes SoFi Technologies a more attractive investment and Verizon and AT&T changing some of their plans for today's nationwide rollout of 5G. Plus, Ricky Mulvey talks with John Laconte from The Vail Daily about how Vail Mountain Resorts is managing a labor shortage after a difficult holiday season. To get a free copy of our Investing Starter Kit go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we'll email it to you. Stocks: SONY, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, ATVI, META, SOFI, SQ, VZ, T, MTN Host: Chris Hill Guests: Tim Beyers, John LaConte Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl